DEEP QUESTIONS

Ep. 232: The Lumberjack Paradox

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TODAY’S DEEP QUESTION:

– Why are lumberjacks happier than lawyers? [3:30]

QUESTIONS:

– Should I leave a good job to gain more autonomy? [32:20]
– Should I quit my trainer job? [38:27]
– What does Cal’s workday look like? [45:52]
– How can I create a career without skills? [54:49]

CASE STUDY:

– The Slow Lawyer [58:38]

BOOKS CAL READ IN DECEMBER:

– Books Cal Read in December [1:05:34]

Links:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/01/06/happiest-jobs-on-earth/
https://www.frugalwoods.com/2021/09/15/mr-fw-retired-and-we-paid-off-our-mortgage-frugalwoods-fire-is-complete/
https://bench.co/blog/small-business-stories/paul-jarvis/
https://www.calnewport.com/blog/2017/05/22/john-grishams-15-hour-workweek/
https://itsfreetime.com/about

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Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

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