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Nov 5, 2022Liked by Category Pirates 🏴‍☠️

This is superb! Sometimes I think (too many times) I get in my own way and I settle for something that has been defined by the past rather than true potential. I think most valuations limit our vision(s) and potential because we let others (like recruiters and talent advisors) sniff out our past to help define us.

I don't like rules. Rules are always meant to be broken; and in a traditional sense, they govern how we always choose to settle instead of grow. I need to surround myself with more Pirates.

Thank you!

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Thanks for being a Pirate. ARRRRRRR!!!!!!!

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How to go about attracting growth investors?

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I like the idea of applying category creation to career and personal life design. When I work with clients on career transition it's about "who are you, what do you do naturally (and uniquely), and how do we help you monetize that? Personal category creation is a perfect way of looking at this. Been test-driving the concept with clients (and crediting you guys). It's working really well.

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Hey hey hey - great to read this letter and see more of brilliant thinking on the topic of a new way of living and working. F*ck the rules, and what society says "success" looks like. This is h time to change how we view success, and what we value. You pirates are welcome anytime in the Unhustle Movement - we need to do a podcast soon with you!

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Incredible article- really make me think about my motivations and who I surround myself with. I personally think pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is part of success. When you are terrified to do something instead of feeling comfortable - then that's the direction to go. Thrilled to be able to learn from some of the best pirates in the world!

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Thank you for this Christopher Lochhead, Eddie Yoon, and Nicolas Cole. As someone who went solo about a year ago, this resonates with me deeply. I have a couple of auctioneers and one super consumer so far. And you are right about not wanting the level of personal freedom. It can be daunting and scary. But what I did was I worked myself up to this point to "earn" my freedom. Gave myself runaway so that the people I support won't be let down when I go solo. I planned it for a couple of years and then went solo.

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