Paul Blais | Episode 300
The mic gets turned around in this special episode of The Potters Cast: Some member of The Potters Business Mastermind interview me, Paul Blais. This is in celebration of hitting episode 300 and in honor of such a great accomplishment I asked for some volunteers from the mastermind group to spend some time with me on Google Hangouts and do a special edition for The Potters Cast. It was a lot of fun spending this special time with them and I am really happy to be able to share it with you. Our interviewers are Elizabeth Borowsky, Carly Gibran, Kathleen Blohm, and Bebe Federman.
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When you get ready to do the podcast what do you get most excited about?
I get excited about actually talking to somebody. I batch all my interviews on one day a week and I love talking to people from around the world. What I get excited about is just spending time with people. But some days when I have done 8 interviews interviews in a day, I feel bad for the last person because then what I am excited about is quitting. (laughter) But I do enjoy it the whole time. I just love talking with people.
If clay did not exist, what would your creative outlet be?
The business that I started with the Electric Connection. That is a creative endeavour. When I go into a house I design all the lighting. I don’t just go in a say, What do you want? Instead I like to draw out from people,What type of feel do you want? My goal is to create a setting that makes you feel welcome, makes you feel comfortable and makes you feel relaxed so you can open up and talk. I have always felt that my approach to that has been very creative.
Paul, do you have a bucket list?
I do. And one of the things that is on my bucket list is: I would love, love, love to fly a powered parachute. I have been dreaming of that since I can’t remember when. It’s a parachute and you put a motor on your back and you take off running from the ground and you just take off flying into the air. Another thing I would love to do is I would love to go to Italy because I heard they have amazing ice cream.
If you could upgrade anything in your life what would it be?
I would like to upgrade the reach of The Potters Cast. Only because I feel like there is so much more work that could be done and I feel like I am barely scratching the surface. So one of the things I would like to see eventually where I could just do this full-time.
Another thing I would like to upgrade are my super-powers. I have a system called Super Powers for Low Achievers. I would like to see myself being better able to follow through on my bigger dreams and plans.
What is your favorite podcast?
Dan Carlin Hardcore History. But I tell you, they are long episodes. The last one was 5 hours and 54 minutes long.
It is known to all that you are a lover of ice cream. If you were an ice cream what flavour would you be?
I will tell you my favorite ice cream flavours. I wouldn’t want to be a normal one. I wouldn’t want to be chocolate or vanilla or strawberry. I wouldn’t mind being the ice cream from Salt and Straw, which is a Portland ice cream company and they make an ice cream called Pear and Blue Cheese. That ice cream is to die for.
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