DtR Weekly

Course closure, straw men, and homeopathy

Hey there,

First thing to mention this week: I’m closing the doors on my premium course – Freedom Business Builder – this Friday at midnight Irish time.

It’s a comprehensive course to help you build an online freelance business, and since launching almost three years ago it has helped hundreds of people do just that.

And listen, I’m not going to bullshit you: as explained in a FB Live video a few weeks back, I’m winding down the course because it doesn’t make financial sense for me to keep it open. 

So this week is your last chance to join.

If you want to build an online business and are tired of all the scams and get-rich-quick schemes out there, give my course a look. I offer a 30-day money-back guarantee so you’ve nothing to lose by trying it out.

If you have any questions about it, hit reply and let me know. I’ll tell you straight if FBB isn’t a good fit for you (or not).

Now, on to a few bits and pieces to help you live free and think deep…

Straw Man Arguments 
My latest YouTube video is all about straw man arguments, with examples featuring Donald Trump, Jordan Peterson, Barack Obama, Ronald McDonald, and my terrible, terrible attempts at accents. (I’m very sorry.)

“Are you dense?”
How would you respond to an airport gate agent saying that to you? The default response would be to fire back at them, fight fire with fire. But that’s unlikely to improve the situation. Shane Parrish took a different approach, and it worked out well.

Book Recommendation
I’m currently reading and very much enjoying Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me). Great book for understanding how we err in our thinking, how beliefs are formed, and how they might be changed.

Homeopathy
Here’s a 13-minute video debunking homeopathy from my new favorite YouTube channel, Rationality Rules. Key takeaways from that: respect the placebo effect, and don’t put too much stock in “personal experience.”

Digital Nomading In Africa
A digital nomad friend of mine who has lived and traveled quite a bit in Africa is putting together some helpful info for others looking to do the same. If you’re interested, here’s a quick survey to help him figure out what topics to focus on.

Islam A Religion Of Peace?
I asked that question on Facebook yesterday. The comments have been quite civil so far. Anything to add?

Thanks for reading.

– Niall Doherty

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