Hi Elisa. I completely agree that life can’t just be boiled down into eight simple steps that bring wild, immeasurable success. However, I think it’s also worth noting that some of us, such as myself, have boiled our lives down to eight simple steps, after which we’ve become wildly, immeasurably successful.
Keith, I completely agree about the problem with inexperienced people posturing as thoughtleaders. When I was starting out as a Brandspace Ideation Engineer at Vimeo, we had no end of consultants who presented themselves as seasoned industry veterans—and most of them couldn’t have been out of their teens.
Here is the only known picture of him. He is called Satoshi Nakamoto, although no one knows if that is truly his name. He is very reclusive and only emerges from the mountains once, during monsoon season, to bring the year’s wallet to the villagers.