A Productive Conversation with Thomas Frank

I'm excited to welcome Thomas Frank to this episode of the podcast. Thomas is an author, YouTuber, musician, and podcaster who is passionate about helping people become more capable and productive.

I'm excited to welcome Thomas Frank to this episode of the podcast. Thomas is an author, YouTuber, musician, and podcaster who is passionate about helping people become more capable and productive.

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Thomas does most of his work at College Info Geek, one of the world’s largest and best-loved resources for students. College Info Geek includes a blog, podcast, and a YouTube channel with over 1.7 million subscribers.

I've been looking forward to releasing this episode for a long time. As a matter of fact, it's bizarre that I haven't had Thomas on the show until now. (That's probably why this episode clocks in as my longest to date, both in terms of length and amount of links in the show notes.)

There's so much we talk about during this episode – as you can see and soon will hear. I hope you enjoy this lengthy and deep discussion that I'm thrilled to send your way.

Talking Points
  • When did Thomas decide that video was the route he was going to take? (2:56)
  • Thomas talks about his inspiration to "do video" a little differently (7:46)
  • When Thomas researches these videos, what does that look like? (11:27)
  • Thomas shares how many videos he has in the making process at once (13:34)
  • This is what his framework looks like (29:52)
  • What does a typical day look like for Thomas? (39:15)
  • Who inspires Thomas to make films? (49:32)

"If you're the kind of person who's only ever reading productivity books and reading self help books you're getting a pretty narrow world view." - Thomas Frank

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