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72 minutes | Jul 31, 2019
Season 3 Finale
The Office Hours Season 3 Finale was streamed live via Zoom. T.K. and Isaac answered live listener questions, chatted about current life events, and determined the answer to a very important question: Who is the GOAT?
36 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
The Throwback Episode
We're coming to the end of Season 3. For this episode, we're kicking it back to some of our favorite moments from the entire show. But first: Season Finale Announcement: Isaac and T.K. are recording the Season 3 finale LIVE on Thursday, July 25. They'll be talking about Praxis and Crash, and answering live listener questions as they come. Want to join? You can register for the live online recording at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p-oIr2GnTlu1JlO4bY2PBg Hope to see you there!
25 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
Gut Instinct vs. Rational Mind
More questions from Praxis participants are the focus of this episode. This brings up the subject of the rational mind versus the gut instinct. Then we throw in a flashback from another early Praxis participant wondering how to get things done.
40 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Entrepreneurial Obstacles and Digital Marketing Projects
The questions for this episode all came from current Praxis participants on Slack. Entrepreneurship is a key subject during the conversation- they cover the biggest obstacles they've faced while starting Praxis, and advise a wannabe entrepreneur how to embark on a first venture.
46 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Making the Best of Fear and Combatting Hopelessness
Is this a self-help show or a Q&A podcast? You decide. The topics of conversation range from fear and hopelessness to gestures that stir the soul.
48 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
Motivation and the Handicap Principle
From the books each host is reading to a question of what to do when you feel underrated, this episode is full of Twitter-worth quotes that will be sure to make you stop and think.
37 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
Professional Development Tips and Working After Hours
Kicking it off with some rapid-fire questions, Isaac and TK confront issues like what to do when your managers don't agree and the etiquette of working after hours. From there they move on to giving advice to their younger selves and sharing their favorite personal development tips.
41 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
Parent-Teen Relationships and How to Leverage Your Job
It's all about relationships in this episode. TK and Isaac kick it off by discussing relationships between parents and their teens, followed by listener questions on how to talk to your boss about rebranding, and how to leverage your way into a specific role you want.
36 minutes | May 29, 2019
Dating Analogies, Identity Change, and Saying "Yes"
From a story about TK's broken heart to a discussion on whether someone can change their identity (ex. from untrustworthy to the complete opposite,) this episode of Office Hours is once again full of insight that will inspire your life and career.
51 minutes | May 23, 2019
Approaching a Side Hustle and Making Mistakes at Work
From self-help and Venkatesh Rao to side hustles and mistakes at work, this episode hits many of the core questions that all professionals have at some point in their careers.
47 minutes | May 15, 2019
Speaking Gigs, Pride, and Creating Value When You're New
How do you choose when you're going to do a speaking gig? Have your feelings ever been hurt by someone disliking you for something that's unfair? What's the best way to create value when you first start at a company? These and more questions are covered in this episode of Office Hours.
33 minutes | May 9, 2019
Advice About Advice and What College Could Be
In this episode of Office Hours, Isaac and T.K. cover the possibilities of what college could be. Is it redeemable from within, or is the system a failure by default?
42 minutes | May 1, 2019
Quora, Scandals, and Employers
Isaac and T.K. dive into March's college admissions scandal, as well as the topic of Quora and what makes a good question. Then they tackle the question of what employers can do to make potential employees excited about working with them.
41 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
Side Projects, Politics, and the Permissionless Mindset
In this episode of Office Hours, Isaac and T.K. dive into politics, the downside of being a dreamer, how to manage side projects while still doing your job well.
46 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
Overcoming the Fear of Being Pigeonholed
Sports analogies take the lead in this episode as Isaac and T.K. draw a comparison between baseball and career. From there, they discuss being pigeonholed in your interests, how to solve problems when you don't have lots of money or resources, and more.
45 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Reading What Interests You and Letting Go of Projects
Before going into listener questions, TK and Isaac talk about what they've been working on since Season 2 ended. The biggest update is Crash, the new career launch platform that the Praxis team is building. From there, they go into three topics: whether you should read what is "smart" or what interests you, letting go of projects, and whether it's dumb to leave what looks like a perfectly good job.
93 minutes | Nov 11, 2018
Season 2 Finale - Rapid Fire Questions
Isaac and TK close out Season 2 of Office Hours doing an rapid fire AMA style episode with listeners' questions.
44 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Balancing Being Realistic and Ambitious & How to Show Your Work
Next week is the LAST episode of Season 2 of Office Hours before Season 3 returns sometime next year. For the finale, Isaac and TK are doing an Ask Me Anything version of Office Hours. Send in any questions you have -- professional or not -- and we guarantee an answer! Email your questions to email@example.com. This week on Office Hours, Isaac and TK debate the NBA before diving into listeners' questions. Questions covered this week: How do I find a balance between pushing myself to extraordinary things and being realistic? How can I show my work when I’m ashamed of my work? Also covered in this episode: Experimenting and adjusting to feedback and constructive criticism How showing your work can alleviate any shame or perfectionism you feel towards it How to start small and work your way up when showing your work How daily challenges can be more beneficial than long-term goals Apologies for TK's low audio around the 12 minute mark! It comes back at around the 23 minute mark.
48 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Staying Out of Office Politics & Turning Down Family
Questions covered this week: How should you respond to family members or close friends asking you to hire them? How do you stay above office politics in an environment where gossiping is the preferred method of building social capital? Also covered in this episode: Everyone has something to offer you and you should see every interaction as an exchange of some kind Whether or not we have a moral responsibility to remain in toxic relationships Recognizing that no one owes you anything and you owe nothing to anybody will help you realize your own agency when making choices The idea of considering your non-negotiables when decision-making Telling the truth isn’t as detrimental as we think it is Most people will not tell you your weaknesses Not everyone is worth building social capital with Links referenced in this episode: Chuck Klosterman 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene If you’d like Isaac & T.K. to give their two cents on your toughest professional challenges, email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org to be answered in upcoming Office Hours episodes!
66 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
How to Not Let Deadlines Crush Your Excitement
This week on Office Hours, Isaac and TK answer these listener questions: 1) How do I balance doing great work with needing to meet deadlines? 2) How do I balance my initial excitement over a project with the annoyances of dealing with demands along the way? Also covered in this episode: - Being better than the good expectations of others - The notion of realizing your potential is actually a trap - How constraints can enhance your creativity - The importance of framing expectations when agreeing to do a project - How to trust your past self -- reminding yourself that you chose to commit to something because you were excited about it. If you're no longer excited, trust your past self and that you committed for a reason - How your language automatically changes when you don’t see yourself as a victim in the world
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