Kason Morris is a master of reinvention. He's already redesigned his career six times across five sectors, strategically leveling up his skills in the process. Kason has decades of experience as a learning and development executive in big tech while also serving as a career and lifestyle coach. Here, we talk about design thinking as a principle, the importance of self-reliance, and specific strategies for operating within corporate on your terms.
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02:57 Career is a design problem
04:50 Kason's life phases & childhood influences
06:39 Building your experimental mindset
09:55 The most underrated life skill
12:03 Applying design thinking to pivot in life
15:07 Exerting your agency at work
20:55 Entrepreneurship while in your 9-5
24:50 Timely vs. timeless skills
29:21 Best & worst advice
33:46 One law for everyone to follow
34:44 If Kason was starting his career now
37:48 Closing message
1. Money, meaning, and expression are three levers for harmonizing work and life.
2. Take control of your work environment: influence with and without authority.
3. Build a portfolio career by diversifying your interests and experiences over time.
4. We must take agency in how we approach work and lifestyle.
5. Balance internal and external drivers to maximize your growth in the world.
6. Decipher your "work" and "life" views; strive to harmonize them as much as possible.
7. Approach work like a playground, not a ladder.
8. "Dream careers are not landed, they're created."
9. A single-lane road creates no life options.
10. Most (timely) skills employers are for will be half as impactful within 4 years. Get off the skill-building "treadmill" with timeless (power) skills.
11. "Learning how to learn" is life's meta-skill. Spend time finding your method for this.
12. Relationships are the greatest career (and life) accelerator. Go wide, stay curious.
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