Experience + Knowledge = Wisdom - (Bonus Topics: Better Decisions for PMs, Bad Unicorn VC, etc...)

Savvy Saturdays (6/19/21)

Savvy Idea: By gaining knowledge & experience through learning & doing, you will acquire wisdom to know what direction to head, and practically get to the end goal

One of the biggest things I learned when I left college was the importance of experience. School is an area filled to the brim with knowledge, but lacked opportunity to apply that knowledge to the real world.

That’s why one of the things I craved most when I was in college and left was gaining experience.

Creating side projects, building websites, and working with a team, I hoped to take all the conceptual design practices I knew and apply them to real-life applications.

I always felt that having knowledge but no experience is like having a map, but not knowing how to survive on the terrain.

One dangerous thing about experience, though, is that without knowledge, there is less direction.

I felt that even though I had experience, without knowledge, I found myself traversing life without a map. I found myself going places, but had a hard time getting to a tangible personal goal.

I found the best thing to do is to try to balance having both knowledge and experience.

The ability to have some form of map, yet know how to practically travel over terrain.

In other words, to gain wisdom.

Ultimately, wisdom is accumulated through constantly learning to balance growth in knowledge and gaining experience, whether through personal experience, observations, or advice other people share.

Questions to ponder: 🤔

  • What is one area of your life where you have a lot of knowledge, but lack experience?

  • What is one area of your life where you have a lot of experience, but need knowledge for more direction?

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Weekly Update

Personal life stuff… 🔔

Hello friends,

Greetings from Austin! 👋 Let’s jump right in!

This past week has been quite good but tiring:

  • Waking up at 5:30AM to work out has been fun, but my 15 min naps unfortunately become more than just naps.

  • Outside of staying physically healthy, I got featured on Bournefighter, a group I learn MMA from (testimony I share is near the bottom).

  • Additionally, I went to my first in-person networking since adulting, Third Tuesday—met a lot of awesome people at Easy Tiger and reconnected with other connections

  • I also created a landing page for this newsletter on savvysaturdays.xyz. Check it out and let me know thoughts. I plan to add features, snippets, and testimonials. If you want to share your testimony of the newsletter, fill out this form.

  • Finally, I’ve been able to ideate a bit more on everythingissoldout.com - ideas such as easter eggs, vision, and the hope of creating a community around ingenuity and fun. Fingers crossed on what’s to come!

Anyways, here are several pictures from this past week: 📷

Thanks for checking in y’all, and hope y’all had a swell week yourselves!

With that, stay safe 😷, keep it savvy 😎, and I’ll see y’all in the next update 😊

Eric


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