Feb. 18, 2015

Finding The Work That’s In Your Heart with Faris and Rosie Yakob

Finding The Work That’s In Your Heart with Faris and Rosie Yakob

When Faris Yakob proposed to his wife Rosie, he also suggested they quit their jobs and travel the world. The result has been a 98 week journey of creating work that’s in their heart, and...


When Faris Yakob proposed to his wife Rosie, he also suggested they quit their jobs and travel the world. The result has been a 98 week journey of creating work that’s in their heart, and the formation of their business, Genius Steals. 


Episode Highlights

  • Doing the things that are interesting, fun and profitable 
  • Lessons in branding from working with Jay Z 
  • How being good at being you makes you irreplaceable
  • Learning how to find your superpowers and push edges
  • Lessons from the world of Maxim magazine
  • Applying creative constraints to do your best work 
  • A look at the reality of the technonomad life 
  • Using structure to manage uncertainty 
  • Identifying your beliefs to determine the work that’s close to your heart 


Quotes

People gravitate towards people they’d want to hang out with 

With every life choice you have pros and cons 

The best partnerships are when you each feel like you’re getting the better end of the deal 

Don’t be good at things you don’t want to do 

 

Resources

Strands of Genius Newsletter

Worldwide 101 Virtual Assistant Service

 

Rosie and Faris Yakob are cofounders of Genius Steals

 

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