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“I’m here with you.” -Supposedly this is the message Robert Downey Jr. wrote on the wall while in rehab for those who would be there in the future

Just like the existential issues facing the world, the BIG questions in our own lives aren’t so easy to answer. Sometimes you have to enter a season of rebuilding, and part of that means self-work.

No matter the specifics of what you’ve been through, eventually you’ll have to face your demons and either defeat them or be defeated.

This year, I am facing my demons and rather than keep my journey hidden, I’ll be sharing what I am learning along the way. …


The Trinity of E’s: Overcoming Extinction, Mediating Evolution, and Facing Event Horizons

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Dear Reader,

I know what you’re thinking, the last time I saw so many “E’s,” I was at Coachella/[Your Fav Music Fest Here]. 😂

The trinity of “E” words in today’s Mission Daily newsletter and podcast is intimidating…

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“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” ―Jane Jacobs

The Future of Cities and Season 1 of the podcast have officially launched!

At The Mission, we’re building a network of podcasts and media that focuses on solving some of the most important challenges in the world. Cities and innovations in building and construction have lagged behind for decades, but meanwhile there is a small group of doers that is hard at work fixing these challenges.

“Why do people resist [engines, bridges, and cities] so? They are symbols and products of the imagination, which is the force that ensures justice and historical momentum in an imperfect world, because without imagination we would not have the wherewithal to challenge certainty, and we could never rise above ourselves.” …


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Our beautiful cover art for IT Visionaries!

What follows is a quick story to help convey why I’m sorry I’m not sorry for asking you to subscribe and download our new podcast called IT Visionaries.

In a small way, I hope this story makes you smile and compensates you for the 2 minutes it would take to subscribe and download IT Visionaries. 😄

A short story for you to help explain why I can’t help but make this (crazy) ask

The first time I got an “approval” from Apple, my fiancé (now wife) and I were in the airport.

We had submitted our first entertainment app to the Apple App Store, and hadn’t heard back. …


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“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood.” –Terence McKenna

To hear a deeper discussion on the following topics, listen to:

The Mission Daily Episode 71: Celebrating Minorities of One

The Mission Daily Episode 72: Level Up Your Skills To Do More With Less

We’re living in a time period where it’s never been easier to become a polymath. But in practicality, there are many cultural and social hurdles to this achievement. The idea of becoming an expert at many things seems daunting to many people, so they never begin. As time elapses, it’s easy to fall prey to many fallacies that prevent us from ever exploring our own ambitions. This is foolish because the earliest time we have to begin anything is in the present moment. Personally, I believe that there is always a hidden path waiting for us to begin, no matter what age or life circumstance we’re at. This hidden path always stands ready and waiting, and it’s our own failure of imagination that prevents us from starting on our own unique path of perfection. …


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“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” –Clay Shirky

To hear a deeper discussion on the following topics, check out:

The Mission Daily Episode 56: Trusting But Verifying

The Ultimate Guide to Income Share Agreements

Finding our mission is incredibly difficult if we have debt and can’t work at the job we want. In order to always be growing, many individuals will undoubtedly want to level up their skills. This is a great thing, but in order to do this safely, we must avoid the pitfalls of thinking that college will solve all our problems. College is a great choice for those seeking to get a credential that they can only obtain through college. …


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“During the past three decades, startups in the United States have created nearly 40 million American jobs, all the net job creation in the country over that period.” –Steve Case

To hear a deeper discussion on the following topics, listen to:

The Mission Daily Episode 53: Reverse Engineer Opportunities

The Mission Daily Episode 54: Connect With Anyone

The Mission Daily Episode 55: These Lies are Holding You Back

It’s amazing to think that our world is safe and prosperous enough now that we have the freedom to pursue our mission. This blessing has been brought to us thanks to technological progress: better information, access to food, lowered trade barriers, and cures for a myriad of diseases that used to exist. We are living in a rare and unique moment in history. We can ally ourselves with companies doing amazing work, and we don’t have to put aside our ethics. We can join those that are changing the world and aren’t relying on corrupt practice to stay in business. There are now many startups that have turned into massive businesses that have been built by risk takers which need to hire great people. …


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“There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Humans are the reproductive organs of technology. We multiply manufactured artifacts and spread ideas and memes.” –Kevin Kelly

To hear a deeper discussion on the following topics, listen to:

The Mission Daily Episode 48: Make Sure Technology Serves You

The Mission Daily Episode 49: Capitalize on an Endless Stream of Information

Everywhere around us in modern American culture are bright and shiny machines. All of these different types of devices and technology are becoming cheaper and more ubiquitous every single day. So why are so many people dissatisfied, depressed, or distracted? The cold truth is that many of them are becoming servants of these devices, social networks, and technologies they purchase. They have failed to adopt the mindset to ensure that the technology they use serves them. In our modern era, if we want to be mission-driven, we must seek to master technology. …


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“In today’s global economy here is what is scarce… Quality labor with unique skills… Here is what is not secure these days: Unskilled labor, as more countries join the global economy…” –Tyler Cowen

“… Capitalism and competition are opposites…under perfect competition all profits get competed away. The lesson for entrepreneurs is clear: if you want to create and capture lasting value, don’t build an undifferentiated commodity business.” –Peter Thiel

To hear a deeper discussion on the following topics, listen to:

The Mission Daily Episode 44: Putting the War with Machines on Hold

A few months ago, I was in an airport after a conference. I had time to kill before the flight, so I went to grab a drink. At the cafe, I ran into someone I had just met at the event, and we stopped to talk. He was getting ready to graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was nervous about entering a rough job market. …


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Welcome! This is The Mission Daily, and today’s episode is our first AMA. We’ve got questions in person, email, socials, and through our speak pipe link, where you can leave a question via voice. So, I’ve picked out some of the most interesting questions, or the ones we get the most often, and tried to answer them and expand on some of them here.

If you have more questions, comments, or anything you want to see me cover in the next AMA, let me know. You can reach out via socials, where we’re @TheMissionHQ and I’m @ChadGrills, or you can leave a voicemail through our speak pipe link in the podcast show notes. And let us know if you want a shoutout! …

About

Chad Grills

CEO, http://Mission.org , a network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. https://apple.co/2KMXjhQ

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