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Welcome to the Dojo
The other week I published the essay on Embracing My White Belt in which I introduced the concept of Polymathic Being as an aspiration, not an end state. I teasingly referred to it as a Dojo.
But the feedback from a lot of readers was that they really liked that challenge!
“I’ve been subscribed for a year but this post challenged me to go from a reader to a practicioner. I love the idea of a dojo!” - Mary L
“I love the idea of embracing my White Belt. I needed to hear that today!” - Arun V
“Make the Dojo something real! We can all learn from each other as we grapple with these concepts! - Geoff B
Welcome to the Dojo! And it seems the idea is taking off as we hit an exceptional growth milestone of 2000 Subscribers recently!
But this leads to needing your help!
Call to Action!
One of the driving principles of Polymathic Being, which we explored in the popular essay Knowlege [Transfer] is Power, is that we need to be more open and share the insights we find!
This means I can’t very well put this content behind a paywall and openly transfer counter-intuitive insights at the same time…
But these essays take money to create and build…
So here’s the thing; my goal is to keep all these essays open and free for anyone who needs them without making money a barrier. To do this there are two actions you can do as a Dojo team member that make a big difference.
Upgrade to a paid membership: Which, with this discount, is only $24 per year! That’s $2 per month, or about 50¢ an essay on average. That 50¢ from each of you goes a long way with a couple of projects:
Helping to invest in other content creators and artists such aswho has been helping me a ton with artwork
Assisting other authors with collaborations and cross-promotions to use our strength to help budding authors find their voice.
Simply, just time to be able to sit down and create!
And it comes with a bonus as you’ll also get a free copy of my new novel on AI titled Paradox!
Refer new subscribers and share these essays. Back in July, when we celebrated our one-year anniversary, I offered an opportunity to get referral credits and rewards if you bring new people on board. The offer still stands and when you use the referral link below, or the “Share” button on any post, you'll get credit for any new subscribers. Simply send the link in a text, email, or share it on social media with friends.
This allows you to earn rewards. When more friends use your referral link to subscribe (free or paid), you’ll receive exclusive benefits.
Get a 1 Year paid subscription comp for 5 referrals. (Access to special essays and access)
Get a 1 Year comp and a copy of my novel Paradox for 15 referrals.
Get a 1 Year comp and Paradox AND a Polymathic Disciplines Hat for 30 referrals! (Or become a founding member!)
You’ll also get bragging rights on our leaderboard! (Which is just waiting for you right now!)
Your financial contributions and network effects are an essential element of helping to break down the ‘silos of knowledge’ and helping to unlock the full capability of the Polymathic Mindset.
Welcome to the Dojo! Let’s put our efforts together and really bring these ideas to everyone. Hopefully, we can help break down some of the bigger barriers to innovation such as countering The Successfully Unsuccessful:
And helping to reduce Functional Stupidity:
So that we achieve a true Systems Thinking mindset:
Thanks for being here and thanks for your support and your engagement!
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