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Invisible Office Hours is a seasonal podcast for people that aren't confined to a literal office or that aren't confined by conventional thinking. Hosted by Jason Zook and Paul Jarvis the show covers a wide range of topics that all touch on aligning your thinking with your journey, and dealing with the bumps along the way. Topics include criticism, selling out, positivity and we release new episodes Netflix-style throughout the year.

Invisible Office Hours is a seasonal podcast for people that aren't confined to a literal office or that aren't confined by conventional thinking. Hosted by Jason Zook and Paul Jarvis the show covers a wide range of topics that all touch on aligning your thinking with your journey, and dealing with the bumps along the way. Topics include criticism, selling out, positivity and we release new episodes Netflix-style throughout the year.
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Invisible Office Hours is a seasonal podcast for people that aren't confined to a literal office or that aren't confined by conventional thinking. Hosted by Jason Zook and Paul Jarvis the show covers a wide range of topics that all touch on aligning your thinking with your journey, and dealing with the bumps along the way. Topics include criticism, selling out, positivity and we release new episodes Netflix-style throughout the year.

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English


Episodes

S8.07 - Nerd alert! Our favorite books, shows, and movies

7/3/2018
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Everyone grab your nerd-glasses (which are basically like paper 3D glasses) and get ready to hear about our favorite books and movies. Ready Player One, Parks & Recreation, Lost in Space, Punch Escrow, Dirty Money, are just a few names we discuss in this completely random episode of stuff we enjoy.

Duration:01:10:08

S8.06 - Your passion isn’t a fucking business

7/3/2018
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Break out the explicit tag! Jason and Paul are ripping the bandaid off a topic that can be a bit touchy. They don’t hold any punches in this episode and get real when it comes to the question: Are you running an actual business?

Duration:00:59:27

S8.05 - Are beginners obsessed with the WRONG things?

7/3/2018
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When you’re starting out it’s easy to get caught up in all the things everyone says you should do. But are those the right things? Is everything you’ve been told to do wrong? How can you figure out exactly what you should be doing if you’re just getting started (or even if you’ve had some experience like Jason and Paul)?

Duration:00:51:10

S8.03 - What no longer works?

7/3/2018
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Is email marketing dead? Has the time come and gone for online courses? Can you still start an online business and have success today? Why did Jason stop playing competitive basketball? We explore the things that are no longer serving us in life and business.

Duration:00:57:01

S8.02 - Our first Twittersode (Tweetsode?)

7/3/2018
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We took to Twitter to find out what questions our friends and followers wanted us to answer. We talk about winding down after work, if our families understand what we do, if you can still start a successful blog today, some Boy Meets World trivia, and a handful of other questions from creative folks around the world.

Duration:00:55:19

S8.01 - We may be working on too many things

7/3/2018
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It seems we’ve switched roles! Paul Jarvis, normally the focused one who takes on less, has started working on a few new (awesome) software projects. Jason Zook, on the other hand, is trying to pair all his projects down into one singular offering. Tune in to this episode for our business update!

Duration:01:15:25

S8.04 - Who do we admire?

6/30/2018
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Jason and Paul have never really had mentors or hugely influential figures in their lives. In fact, they both tend to run the opposite way when people of authority try to offer advice. But they have to admire other creators and biz owners, right? Find out if Paul and Jason are completely egotistical jerks, or if they have some stories to share.

Duration:00:52:48

S8.00 - It's a presode! Season 8 is coming...

6/18/2018
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Season 8 is upon us folks! This pre-episode (presode) is a little teaser of what's to come in the eighth season of the Invisible Office Hours podcast. Is a show about Toyota Prius'? Why doesn't Paul update Jason on things he's buying? Those and a bunch of other fun topics are headed your way this upcoming season.

Duration:00:08:12

S7.01 - An update on all our businesses

2/5/2018
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Well, we kind of are our businesses, so it’s what are we (Paul Jarvis and Jason Zook) up to… but that podcast title felt a little egotistical. Anyhoo, this episode shares updates on our various projects, as well as some hints at some upcoming stuff we’re working on.

Duration:01:00:42

S7.07 - Mailbagisode! Urgency, selfishness, and the city of Chicken, Alaska

2/4/2018
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We dive into our invisible mailbag and explore topics from IOH listeners around the world! Actually, these are just topics we didn’t think could fill an entire episode so we lumped them into the first-ever “Mailbagisode.” Let’s get weird and random!

Duration:00:45:14

S7.06 - The unpopular opinions we hold

2/4/2018
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Inspired by a question that Derek Sivers answered on the Tim Ferriss podcast, we explore our unpopular opinions. We also discuss the question: If it wasn’t popular, would you still do it?

Duration:00:54:31

S7.05 - The importance of hobbies (and fun in business)

2/4/2018
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This episode was originally supposed to talk about our hobbies, but we took a diversion and talked a lot about how you create fun in your business - especially if you feel like you can’t take the time to do so. There are a few walks down painful memory lanes, but also some fun tangents about things we like and spend our time on outside of work.

Duration:00:58:03

S7.04 - Where do you go on the Internet??

2/4/2018
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Since Paul basically invented the Internet with Al Gore, he’s been around the block a few times. As time as gone on there are more things than ever to see on the web, but are they worth looking at? We discuss the places we used to spend time and where we spend our time these days. We also solve ALL the problems with content on the Internet in this episode (no we don’t).

Duration:00:51:04

Let us reintroduce ourselves (and Season 7 preview!)

1/10/2018
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Hello hello hello! This episode is to refresh your memory, or to introduce you, to us: Jason Zook and Paul Jarvis, the hosts of the Invisible Office Hours podcast. Hear us talk about us, and listen in to our plans for Season 7 and additional seasons of this show in 2018. Wahoo!

Duration:00:16:36

Bonusode: We failed hard and lost money

7/31/2017
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If you listen to Invisible Office Hours then you know we're all about transparency. We like sharing ALL the nitty gritty details, even when we screw up. Well, that's what this bonus episode (bonusode) is about: Our plan to make money launching the 6th season of IOH fell flat on its face. We learned a bunch, but we also lost money for the first time. Have a listen to hear all the juicy deets!

Duration:01:03:31

S6.12 - Movies

6/11/2017
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It's the final episode of Season 6 and Paul and Jason go way off script! Jason quizzes Paul on movies and a bunch of randomness ensues. If you were looking for the non sequitur episode of this season of Invisible Office Hours, you found it!

Duration:00:50:07

S6.11 - Traditional vs Self-Publishing

6/11/2017
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In episode eleven of Season 6 Paul and Jason talk about their journeys as nonfiction authors. Paul, an author of four self-published books, is switching directions and going the traditional publishing route. Why is Paul doing that? What is his book Company of One about? Jason's second book, Do It Differently, is staying self-published, but the first draft was written publicly. What was that like? All these hypothetical questions and more are answered in this episode!

Duration:00:59:19

S6.10 - Food (Part Deux)

6/11/2017
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If you're ready for a whirlwind discussion, episode 10 of Season 6 is Jason (enthusiastically) talking to Paul about his transition to veganism. After reading the book Eating Animals, by Jonathan Foer, Jason has turned the other cheek. How did this change to veganism happen for Jason? What does he do with all his new-vegan vigor? Has anything changed for Paul when it comes to food choices?

Duration:02:41:14

S6.09 - Ethics

6/11/2017
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Oh boy, it's episode nine of Season 6, and Jason and Paul dip their toes into the topic of ethics. They dive into a discussion about Uber and how the mistakes of the top-level executives hurt the reputation of everyone who drives for Uber. But it's not just Uber, Paul and Jason discuss other examples of voting with your dollars based on the behavior of different industries.

Duration:00:49:09

S6.08 - Data & Analytics: Good or Bad?

6/11/2017
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It's episode eight of Season 6 and everyone should put on their nerd goggles. Paul and Jason explore the topic of data and analytics as it relates to running online businesses. Can spending too much time looking at data and analytics hurt your business? What if you don't understand all the data? How do you use analytics to help you grow in a way that matters to you? Who is better at math: Jason or Paul? Find out in this episode.

Duration:01:04:58