New Video: Unleash Your Potential with These Productivity Secrets

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I saw the video (this video) and it was awesome. Then I was directed to the website and... oh, man.

Oh, man. The website. It was awful. Those promotional videos. That obnoxious, patronizing voice. The deal was honestly great but is it an online workshop designed for high-level thinkers and CEO wannabes (and even already stablished CEOs, as they themselves advertise) well suited for a community of ex-gamers mostly comprised of teenagers and mid-twenties with barely a single coin of income and a huge array of interests? You know I was about to click with a resounding "Fuck YES" all ready inside my chest when they casually throw this warning about please not apply if you are a labor worker (which I found delightfully classist btw) or some kind of low level scum because you're basically going to be surrounded by CEOs (again) for accountability partners and buddies and it's gonna be the greatest shit ever. And "Shit" indeed I thought, "That's certainly not for me after all". But I'm still having some doubts, so I'd like some kind of second opinion. Anyone else knows what am I talking about?

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Hey bro, thanks for sharing. I'll share a few thoughts from my perspective:

1. I had major intention behind the interview video to make sure it was as valuable as possible for anyone, regardless of whether they went for the program or not. It's a BIG reason why we discussed "what to do if you don't even know what you want to do" - because so many of our members struggle with that. They want to be more productive but more productive on what!? One thing I'm trying to do is provide options to more of our community, which involves many different ages, demographics, budgets, languages, etc. Not everything will be perfect for everyone. For instance in a month or two I'm going to put on a workshop with a friend who's a career specialist at helping people get jobs. There are a lot of people in our community it will help (who do not have a job), but if someone already has a job it will not speak to them. That's ok! :) 

2. The way I design the Game Quitters website, videos, community, experience is very intentional as well (or as much as I can), and it's really hard sometimes to find that balance between best business practices (especially for community growth), while making sure everything is cool and fun and not "obnoxious and patronizing" as you say. I feel your pain on that though, with most businesses. ;) There own website will be trying to speak to a specific group of people, which may not always be the GQ audience, but it would take a lot of effort from them to build all new videos, etc just for our community. So that's where there's a bit of a mixed message you may see. For instance now that GQ is trying to help parents, I have to figure out a way to speak to them on the website while still speaking to
"gamers". You'll see on the homepage I added two buttons "I Am A Gamer" "I Am A Parent" to help with that. But if I was trying to appeal to parents, I wouldn't swear ever, I wouldn't use red as a color, I wouldn't be on YouTube, I would wear professional clothes, etc.

3. I had extensive conversations (over four hours) with them about whether or not the program would be good for members of our community who are younger, "less established" in their careers, and who do not have a lot of expendable income. We do not believe the program is a perfect fit for ALL of our community, but I do believe there is immense value anyone (especially those in a career or looking to be way more productive in their free time) can get from the program. One of the important things to always be doing as much as possible is to take what you can learn from something and apply it to your own situation. For instance, I learned some amazing productivity secrets from a website called Boss Mom recently. It's designed for moms, and women, of which I am neither... I don't think. ;) But I can take the strategies and mindsets they share and apply them to my own situation. Very important!

4. Although if you joined I think you could get a lot out of it, budget wise, etc, if you're looking for more support right now Squad is probably a better option for your overall development with all things considered (again only from my perspective). If you're really wanting to join Lifehack Bootcamp, send them an email and ask more of your questions. They're great people who will give you honest answers.

Love you Hitaru! 

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You are right and your perspective is sound and down to earth. You know I like to speak my mind and I find this place a great safe space to do it (both things I had to grow used to, according to my first journal entries :ph34r:) but sometimes (many more I'm willing to admit) I'm quick to jump to judgements and step in the border of disrespect for other's work if I don't like what I see for whatever reason. I wrote them an email and I'll inform myself better, then come back here to tell you about it. Might solve someone else's doubts as well!

About the Squad, is that still alive? Awesome! Though I'd like to see it as a more long term accountability, and thus being able to pay it from my own pocket. I might have an idea or two about how that could be done... 9_9

[BTW, I'm really interested in that future workshop you mention, if there was a place for me I'm looking forward to it]

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We love you brother! Yes, The Squad is ongoing and we'd love to have you (or anyone reading this!)

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Had a call with Demir today and I'm going for it. Will I be disappointed? Only one way to find out. Overall I think it's a great improvement being able to cast aside my prejudice and try things anyway, but also keeping my wits and be as well informed as I can. So I'll take the course and let you guys know about it.

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Had a call with Demir today and I'm going for it. Will I be disappointed? Only one way to find out. Overall I think it's a great improvement being able to cast aside my prejudice and try things anyway, but also keeping my wits and be as well informed as I can. So I'll take the course and let you guys know about it.

Awesome. Demir and Carey are great, hope you have a good time and learn a lot! 

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