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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

So it’s been a few weeks since we had the THRIVEal “Deeper Weekend” learning gathering. I wanted it to be called “THRIVErdome, Battle Royale of Best Practices: That which does not kill you makes you less stupid.” But that got shot down (Jody Padar said it didn’t sound aggressive enough*).

We spent all day Thursday (which is apparently considered part of “the weekend” to Jason Blumer) with Jody Thompson, co-author of the book Why Work Sucks and How To Fix It: The Results-Only Revolution. She guided us through the concept of a results- only work environment, or “ROWE,” and everybody came away from our time with her with a raging ROWEner.

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So it’s been a few weeks since we had the THRIVEal “Deeper Weekend” learning gathering. I wanted it to be called “THRIVErdome, Battle Royale of Best Practices: That which does not kill you makes you less stupid.” But that got shot down (Jody Padar said it didn’t sound aggressive enough*).

We spent all day Thursday (which is apparently considered part of “the weekend” to Jason Blumer) with Jody Thompson, co-author of the book Why Work Sucks and How To Fix It: The Results-Only Revolution. She guided us through the concept of a results- only work environment, or “ROWE,” and everybody came away from our time with her with a raging ROWEner.

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