In the vein of continually getting better, I just started sending out a “pre-interview” request for the Paleo Treats podcast. This one went out to Gavin McClurg, a paraglider. They’ll probably change as I go along, but I thought you’d enjoy it.
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Tomorrow we are going to spend an hour or so on Skype having what is literally a contrived conversation. For both of us it will be a relatively tame adventure, but it is, as of now, an unknown.
We’ve never met and yet I’ll be asking you to share some of your private thoughts and life with me and more importantly, my audience.
In order to make this conversation between us better, and deeper, and more effective, I’d like to make a few requests.
First, whatever your “go-juice” is in the morning, drink deep. Whether you’re a coffee snob or a cocaine freak, load up. No half-measures please, no holding back. Finish the dregs, drink to the Lees, snort like a bull ’til the end of line.
If you’re not a substance abuser, knock out a hard workout with heavy weight, the kind that has you prowling around the house looking for phone books to tear in half. I want the best, the fullest, the most intense version of the Gavin McClurg experience possible.
Second, about 5 minutes before we get on, pull up a video online or from your computer that makes you laugh hard. I’m a fan of the ol’ Butter Floor Prank, but anything that makes you guffaw is good with me.
Third, just before time starts, take a look outside, breathe deep from wild and fresh air, and remember one of your best moments. Could be totally public, could be intensely private. I won’t ask you to share it, just to remember it as intensely as possible right before we talk.
Ok, I know those are a bunch of weird requests and probably intrusive. Hell, some of them could be downright insulting, especially if you think I’m serious about the coke. Still, do the best you can and know that on my end I’ll be doing the same.
Coffee is my drug, max bodyweight squats my workout, and the clean sea breeze just sniffable from my rooftop in San Diego my final breath before coming in to my sound room.
Ultra fucking stoked!
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2 thoughts on “Pre-Interview Prep”
Wow, just ran across this Nik. What a perfect post to read! Thanks so much for always sharing your knowledge and wisdom. ‑SC
Ah, the good ol’ interviewer days. 🙂