Ep.235 ~ Your Friends May Suck and You Don’t Even Know It ~ Taylor Pearson

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“Always leave the door open, but never push someone through.” Taylor Pearson

Are the people you are surrounding yourself with, the people you should be surrounding yourself with?  You might have some friends, that really don’t deserve your friendship.

Today on the show, we welcome Taylor Pearson. Taylor is the author of the #1 Business Best-Seller ‘The End of Jobs’ a book that talks about what many location entrepreneurs can relate to, redefining life, mixed with travel and remote work.  Our world is changing rapidly, and so is business and the way we see life.  A forty-year career with one company is pretty much dead, and the idea of a regular nine-to-five job is decaying as well.

Taylor and I jump into the specifics of ‘The End of Jobs’ and why he decided to write it. We then accidentally jump into a conversation about analyzing friends. Taylor and I discuss how we measure our friends, and the importance if doing it.  If you are curious if you are really surrounding yourself with the right people, you might want to listen to this episode. 

“Stay hungry, stay foolish.” Taylor quoting Steve Jobs

01:41: Who is Taylor Pearson?

04;49: The End of Jobs – The Internet Entrepreneur Life Script

09:06: Process of Writing The End of Jobs

13:33: Taylor and Chris Chat Goals and The Entrepreneur “Happy Place”

17:52: Analyzing and Maintaining 150 Friendships

21:11: Questions to Ask About Your Friends

  • Who would die for you?
  • Who would you die for?
  • Who would loan you money, no questions asked?
  • Who would you loan money, no questions asked?
  • Who would fly to another country for you, in case of an emergency?
  • Who would you fly to another country for, in case of an emergency?
  • Who would I follow?
  • Who would follow me?
  • Who would I invest money in?
  • Who would invest money in me?
  • Who would babysit your cat?
  • Who’s cat would you babysit?
  • Who would donate a kidney to you?
  • Who would you donate your kidney to?

26:27: Taylor’s Recommendations for Personality Tests

29:24: Books Taylor is Reading

Honorable Mentions:

‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ by Tim Ferriss

Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen

The End of Jobs

Taylor’s Article on ‘The Entrepreneur Happy Place’

‘The 7-Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Steven Covey

Robin Dunbar

Malcolm Gladwell

‘The Way of Men’ by Jack Donavan

Meyers-Briggs Personality Tests

Strengths Finder

Kolbe A Index

‘The Lessons of History’ by Will and Ariel Durant

‘Anna Karenina’ by Leo Tolstoy

‘The Black Swan’ by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Contact Info:

https://taylorpearson.me/

Twitter: @taylorpearsonme

http://twitter.com/taylorpearsonme

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