Today I talk with Taylor Pearson. Taylor started his entrepreneurial journey as an apprentice of Dan and Ian from the Tropical MBA podcast. We talk about his journey since then, writing and launching his now famous book The End Of Jobs, and how this brought him into consulting and coaching.
This year, Taylor focused on a new site called GetApprenticeship.com where he matches businesses with apprentices. Definitely, there’s certainly a need on both sides of that equation.
It’s always great to talk to Taylor and get his unique perspective on things. I think he brings a lot of focus to the table. Taylor has a very systems mindset and it’s interesting how his path has evolved these two years and how he’ll evolve next.
[4:28] Taylor’s apprentice experience with Dan and Ian (Tropical MBA). Steps that brought him to the build-your-lifestyle world.
- “The biggest thing I took away from this experience is probably the most ephemeral, this sense of everything being crazy and out of control, and that being the norm.”
[9:42] The path to self fund his first book launch, The End Of Jobs. Gaining momentum on Amazon. Benefits and impact of a best-seller. New book coming, about uncertainty and innovation and the relationship between them.
- “The Ends Of Jobs idea is to explain what that career script looks like, and why it makes more sense than the traditional doctor or lawyer career path.”
- “There’s a real gap between what can feels emotionally risky, and what is actually probabilistic risky when you run the numbers.”
- “The book is the business card, it gave me access benefits.”
[19:17] How Taylor got into coaching. Structuring in 90 days sprints. Getting clients by referrals.
[25:04] How GetApprenticeship.com grew after The End Of Jobs. How companies should frame, and what can they expect from an apprentice position.
- “After my apprenticeship I was in a better position than had I had gone to a business school for those years.”
- “I basically spent a year trying to kill the project and making it go away. […] But it kept getting traction despite giving no resources to it.”