7 Inspiring Interviews To Listen To On Your Thanksgiving Vacationon Nov 21, 2012 - 7:23 PM PST
Tomorrow, Olivia and I are going to drive a few hours to spend Thanksgiving with her father. When someone in the office asked me how I felt about being trapped in the car for so long, I realized I was actually excited about it. We love listening to podcasts together (and when Olivia falls asleep, I like listening to them on my own).
I thought you might feel that way too and that maybe you could use something to load on your phone or MP3 player for your long trip.
This is the interview that made me want to interview founders for the rest of my life. I realized after I recorded this that even if I was a crappy interviewer (and I might have been back then), if I interview the right founders, they’d give you some ideas that you never heard before and inspire the hell out of you.
Charles showed me how to run so consistently that doing a marathon was no big deal. That’s how I did 2 official marathons and more self-guided marathons than I could count this year. It’s all about setting a habit. Listen to this interview and you’ll see how to do it.
If you’re squeamish, don’t listen to this one. Yossi is pretty open about the gruesome parts of being stuck in the jungle, and that openness is why I’m recommending his interview. If you listen to it, pay attention to two things: 1) the mentality that got him into that jungle and 2) the “woman” who got him out. Those dual forces seem to get us in and out of trouble a lot.
I want you to hear this because Ben was a failure. Then he wasn’t. I often define my life by my most recent success or failure. Do you do that too? Ben’s interview reminds me to stop doing it. It might do the same for you.
This interview is a counter-argument to anyone who disagrees with the old saying, “do what you love and the money will follow.” When I first got into podcasting, I downloaded Leo’s stuff and wondered why he kept publishing those MP3s when there was no revenue in it. Years later, he found some revenue and has been bootstrapping TWiT into a podcasting powerhouse.
The audience picked that headline, and you’ll know why when you hear it. Have you ever met someone who’s living their ideal life and wondered, how did they do it? This will help you understand how. (Oh, and check out how Olivia makes an appearance in the ads. Back then, being on camera by myself scared the bejeezus out of me, so I needed her help.)
Check out that headline. I guess I was really excited by the interview after I recorded it. Well, I’m a little embarrassed by my excitement, but I stand by the strength of this interview. I’m still not a strong enough writer to communicate to you just how special this interview is, without sounding hyperbolic, so I’ll just say this: If you trust my judgement, listen to this story.