Sidz is a college drop-out, “musician turned digital geek”, a spiritually grounded minimalist, father of 2, and husband of a loving wife. He’s the bestselling author of the book You Can Coach and is on a mission to create a new breed of digital coaches.
You Can Coach – A Book That Will Re-Define The Education System!
3 Value Bombs
1) Great teachers simplify context, they walk the talk, they are a master of their craft, and they have a bigger mission beyond just giving information.
2) Understand what problem you want to solve in this world and who you want to serve. Once you get these two things in place, doors will start to open up.
3) Innovation happens when you’re ok with the unknown and are able to try something new – push the boundaries every single time.
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Today’s Audio MASTERCLASS: How to Redefine Our Broken Education & Employment System for Good.
[1:17] – Sidz shares something that he believes about becoming successful that most people disagree with.
- It’s all about failing fast and failing forward – be a one mistake learner.
[2:12] – The 11 problems with the current system of education.
- The first problem is the lack of vision for the future. A lot of stuff being taught in school is not relevant to where the world is heading.
- The second problem is it’s built on the foundation of memorization.
- The third is outdated topics.
- Fourth problem is the evaluation system. You cannot evaluate somebody based on the number of days in a year.
- The fifth problem is the student-teacher ratio. It needs to change.
- The sixth problem is the teaching style. It’s not about what you teach, but how you teach it and who you are as a person.
[7:38] – The 11 problems with the current system of education. (Con’t)
- Problem number 7 is that the system is based on competition – the whole aspect of survival of the fittest being injected from kindergarten.
- The eighth problem is that the schooling system does not teach values.
- The ninth problem is the huge aspect of donation and capital fees, running through the hoofs and paying through the nose just to get in to a well-established university.
- The tenth problem is lack of personalization. It’s like a one-size-fits-all.
- The eleventh is that the school system doesn’t really teach community building.
[12:03] – The 10 problems of the employment system.
- The first problem is that they are mostly profit-focused – not mission-focused.
- The second problem is the direct continuation of the education system. If you get a good degree from an Ivy league school, then you get a higher pay package.
- Third is that the hiring process in most companies is very industrial.
- The fourth is that people start re-learning on the job. Whatever employees studied in college is not being applied on the job. They got the job because they have a degree, but the job requires a completely different set of skills.
- Number five is that people are unfulfilled in their careers.
[16:58] – The 10 problems of the employment system. (Con’t)
- Sixth is, once you get into a big company, the banks get you with a lot of loans.
- Number 7 is that big companies are literally depleting the environment.
- Eighth problem is stress and pressure. That’s why we see a rise of different health issues.
- Ninth is that employees lack innovation in life.
- The tenth problem is that people are living in fear, not adapting to things.
[24:00] – Sidz breaks down the 11 steps to fix the 21 problems with education and employment.
- First step is to rethink parenting. It all starts with parents.
- Second is to rethink schooling.
- Third is to rethink career paths.
- Fourth is to start creating more digital leaders and digital teachers, planting new ideas of possibilities.
- The fifth is a follow up on step number four, wherein all leaders will build their own ecosystems or micro-learning tribes.
[24:00] – The 11 steps to fix the 21 problems with education and employment. (Con’t)
- The sixth step may not happen right now, but it is already in the beginning phase. This is when the micro-tribes collaborate with each other and cross-pollinate students between each other’s tribes. Students will value collaboration and tribes will grow.
- Step number seven is starting to have more fulfilled careers.
- Eighth is when more leaders have a more fulfilling careers built around serving others, and building communities in their expertise, then students will have fulfilled learning experiences.
- Step nine is when students have fulfilled learning experiences, that’s when it create massive opportunities for growth.
- The tenth step is when personal growth impacts community growth.
- Number eleven is when the community growth impacts the entire economy.
[33:01] –Sidz shares where he’d start with one of the 11 steps to the solve the 21 problems.
- Building communities. Everything else will fall into place once the momentum picks up in community building.
[33:43] – The qualities of a good coach or mentor.
- A teacher is not somebody who just gives information.
- Great teachers simplify context, they walk the talk, they are a master of their craft, and they have a bigger mission beyond just giving information.
[36:23] – The next steps for people who want to go on with their coaching journey.
- Understand what problem you want to solve in this world and who you want to serve. Once you get these two in place, things will start to open up.
[38:54] – Sidz call to action for Fire Nation!
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