June 23, 2017 Ep.235 ~ Your Friends May Suck and You Don’t Even Know It ~ Taylor Pearson

“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 http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/368593.The_4_Hour_Workweek Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen http://theentrepreneurhouse.com/dan-andrews/ The End of Jobs https://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Pearson/e/B010MJISIO Taylor’s Article on ‘The Entrepreneur Happy Place’ https://taylorpearson.me/planning/ ‘The 7-Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Steven Covey http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36072.The_7_Habits_of_Highly_Effective_People?ac=1&from_search=true Robin Dunbar https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2010/mar/14/my-bright-idea-robin-dunbar Malcolm Gladwell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Gladwell ‘The Way of Men’ by Jack Donavan http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13572289-the-way-of-men?from_search=true Meyers-Briggs Personality Tests http://www.myersbriggs.org/home.htm?bhcp=1 Strengths Finder http://strengths.gallup.com/default.aspx Kolbe A Index http://kolbe.com/ ‘The Lessons of History’ by Will and Ariel Durant http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/174713.The_Lessons_of_History?ac=1&from_search=true ‘Anna Karenina’ by Leo Tolstoy http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15823480-anna-karenina?from_search=true ‘The Black Swan’ by Nassim Nicholas Taleb http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/242472.The_Black_Swan?from_search=true Contact Info: https://taylorpearson.me/ Twitter: @taylorpearsonme http://twitter.com/taylorpearsonme Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/entrepreneur-house-live-in/id1069958541?mt=2