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ML12: Will Reynolds and Erin Potter on Building A Self-Directed Career, Learning Hard Skills and Balancing Work and Play

Learn how to accelerate your career by picking up hard skills, creating value and building relationships. Plus discover the practical strategies Will and Erin used to learn everything from web design to writing.
Nasos Papadopoulos

Will Reynolds and Erin Potter are the founders of the New Work Order, a close-knit network of ambitious people, building careers on their own terms.

I met Will at a workshop he was running on entrepreneurship and the vision he’s crafted with Erin to help people take control of their own careers resonated with me as it’s something I’ve been trying to do since graduating from university.

The important thing about community is that it allows people to learn from each other and to get a objective view of how they're progressing over time. Will and Erin have done this in the area of career so I decided to get them on for a chat.

In this episode we discuss a range of topics including:

- Build a learning community around you so that taking action becomes a habit
- Manage your work and learning so that it stays fun rather
- Practical strategies to learn a range of skills from web design to writing

So whether you’re looking to pick up skills to build your own career or thinking about how to optimise your work/life balance, you’ll leave this conversation with plenty of actionable ideas to start applying to your life immediately.

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Selected Resources

📖 The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership - Bill Walsh

📖 How To Create A Winning Organisation - John Wooden

📖 The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything - Josh Kaufman

▶️ Work As Play (Short Video) - Alan Watts

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