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Deeper Weekend 2014

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  • Greg Kyte
    Greg Kyte
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    Jason Blumer
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    Melinda Guillemette
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    Scott Kregel

Peter Block is one of Jason Blumer’s heros. We had the honor of interviewing him for the August 2019 episode of the Thrivecast. And Peter Block turned Jason into a 14-year-old fangirl.

He wasn’t a fangirl like screaming and crying and fainting for the Beatles. That’s more like a 13-year-old fangirl. Jason was just very concerned that by the end of the interview Peter Block would like him. He simply wanted Peter Block to be his BFF in such a manner that their families would vacation together starting on Labor Day.

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Why do you own your own firm?

Some people do it because they’re horrible employees. They know it, and their former bosses knew it.

My brother’s like that. He’s kind of the worst employee. He’ll start a new job and love it, but after awhile, he can’t handle the chronic, systemic problems that almost every employer¹ struggles with. But instead of bringing those things up in constructive ways, he bottles up his frustration until one day he busts into his boss’ office, yells, “This place is bullshit!” and flips over a desk. Then the next day, he’ll come back to work, poke his head into his boss’ office and ask, “So I don’t work here anymore, right?”

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Greg Kyte 2When Jason and I interviewed Cal Newport on the ThriveCast, he called BS on following your passion.

 

Everybody’s been told – and most people believe – that you first find your passion, and then you find a way to make money pursuing that passion.

 

And we buy it, even though the logic’s clearly flawed: I love napping. Always have. Everybody loves a good nap. Some people love napping so much it could be classified as a passion. Despite all that napping passion there are no professional mattress critics. Only semi-pro. And you can’t put the kids through college on a one-time $1600 semi-pro mattress critic stipend. Read more

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Jennifer BlumerUntil recently, I thought a thermocouple was something only Bob Newhart and Will Ferrell had to be able to pronounce for a scene in Elf. I had no idea it was a real thing. But it turns out to be a pretty important part of a hot water heater, which turns out to be a pretty important thing if you want people in your household to shower.

 

But I never wanted to understand how a thermocouple works. Or the pilot light. Or the benefits of installing a hot water heater one way over another. I just want my hot water heater to work so I can wash dishes, clothes, and myself. Fortunately (or unfortunately since I will never get that hour back) my plumber, Bill, really cares a lot about the ins and outs of a hot water heater. He told me all about it. In detail. Read more