What is Praxis?
Praxis is the program I’m participating in 2017. It’s a one-year program designed to be the fastest way to help you create the career you want – with or without a college degree.
Participants go through a 6-month intensive professional bootcamp, followed by a 6-month apprenticeship at a high-growth startup. Alongside that, they create and go through a self-directed liberal arts & tech skills curriculum, have 1-on-1 coaching sessions, and life-long access to educational modules and group sessions with an ever-growing network of advisors, peers, entrepreneurs, and intellectuals.
The program has an acceptance rate of 5-12%, resulting in a 98% hiring ratio of Praxis grads at the end of the program, at an average salary of $50,267.
What have I been doing with Praxis?
- Month 4 – Sharpen Your Social and Emotional Intelligence (July 2017)
To Sell is Human
HBR Guide to Office Politics
- June 18th – July 2nd
I left some projects unfinished from my Program Standby phase, and I started to work during this time. Here’s what I accomplished during this period:
- Program Standby
My visa process took more time than expected. I couldn’t start at my BP on month 4, as planned, so I stopped following the modules, as they wouldn’t make much sense according to my situation. However, I created and worked on several projects and personal goals for this time.
- Month 3 – Master Common Business Tools (March 2017)
– Finished the 3rd module of the Praxis educational curriculum.
– Read “The Challenger Sale”.
– Wrote 3 articles.
– Got and lost an awesome job at a startup called PandaDoc, in San Francisco.
– Started reading and doing weekly exercises of the book “The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem”, alongside with other Praxis participants.
– Completed 18 hours of Salesforce training.
– Listened to all available episodes of the podcasts Exponential Wisdom, Anatomy of Next, and Forward Tilt.
– Failed at getting back to practicing violin consistently, and learned that if I want to do specific tasks consistently, I need to schedule them instead of leaving it up to willpower.
- Month 2 – Writing Clearly and Persuasively (February 2017)
– Finished the 2nd module of the Praxis educational curriculum.
– Read “The War of Art”.
– Wrote 20 blog posts, 10 of them being used to understand myself and learn how to reframe and tell my story, through my “Discovering Oneself” series.
– Learned a ton about the Enneagram and MBTI.
– Rewatched and applied as much as I could the Moving Up module 4: hiperproductivity.
– Finished organizing my Todoist, Gmail and Evernote, as well as migrated non-daily activities to Trello.
– Failed at completing my February Personal Development Project, and learned how to better manage my time and focus during this process.
- Month 1 – Build a Personal Brand (January 2017)
– Finished the 1st module of the Praxis educational curriculum.
– Read “The Education of Millionaires”, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, “The Future of School”, and “The Entrepreneurial Mind”.
– Wrote 6 articles.
– Created my personal brand: this website, a better LinkedIn profile, a pitch deck, an updated resume, and all the foundational content on this website.
– Structured and published My Personal Decision-Making System.
– Produced a 5-episode series of videos analyzing and reviewing books I’ve read recently, aiming to improve my verbal communication skills in English.
– Wrote 7 book reviews on Goodreads.
– Finished a quick course on thinking patterns (in Portuguese), called H4ck Thinking.