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Who was your childhood hero?

Tony Stark has supplanted Batman recently. His gear is cooler.

If a book were written about your hometown, what would be the title?

It'd probably either have something to do with the median income being outrageously high or the life and times of Riley Dodge.

If you could "uninvent" one thing in the world so that it would no longer exist, what would you choose?

I think fast food has had a great run, and sure was fun while America was excited about cars, and I think if it were taken away overnight something much better would replace it.

If you could work for any person in the world, who would it be, and what job would you want?

I'd want to work for a SaaS entrepreneur that was just nailing marketing, and I'd want to learn how to do marketing with them. Maybe Chris Gimmer? I'd like to reach out to him...

If now was a rock, how much would it weigh?

It used to just be defined as "exactly how much that one kilogram weight weighs over there," but (you'll never see this coming) then that weight changed how much it weighed so people were like "OH NO WHAT DO WE DO NOW" so that's what they did.

Who's someone you stridently disagree with but whose integrity and good faith you do not question?

My brother-in-law Tyler and I have fundamentally different world views, yet somehow land on very similar behavior.

What would you do if your best friend betrayed you?

Contact wikileaks immediately.

What's one thing you wish you had said to someone but didn't?

"I was trying my best, and I think you were too."

What outstanding mystery is there about your life?

Why do I sometimes wake up feeling groggy even though I went through my bedtime routine perfectly 🤔

What does your ideal day look like?

Wake up, grab a brush, put a little makeup, hide my scars to fade away the shakeup, intentionally leave my keys upon the table, and then do some light fiction writing.

What in your life feels good but you know is bad for you?

EATING SUGAR. Jeez once I slip and have some full-sugar chocolate I just get that craving and can't stop hunting down more sugary foods.

What would you like people to say about you at your funeral?

"He sure did publish a lot of podcasts."

What would 80-year old you say?

"None of that mattered, but I'm glad we had fun."

What would 10-year-old you say?

"Huh—we don't become an actor or director? Oh, we kinda do? Neat."

What high-magnitude, non-consensus rightness have you discovered?

Wear an eye mask, ear plugs, and an EEG sleep tracker every night.

If you were a dictionary word, what would the definition be?

I'd love it if "to Christian Genco" something meant to hyper-optimize it after exhaustively learning as much as you can about it. Ex: "I Christian Genco'd buying a car and now I not only have the best car for me at the cheapest price but I also made an app so everyone else can find the best car for them."

How would you like to grow?

I'd like to grow: my height (a tad), my basketball skills, my number of females (from zero to one, so I could converse with her), and my number of baseball-carrying bunnies residing in caps who possess a 1964 Chevy Impala.

What do you feel vulnerable about?

If your answer is "NOTHING I HAVE NO WEAKNESSES I AM VERY STRONG," I'd wager you're living in an unhealthy situation where it's not safe to express your vulnerabilities because they'll be used against you ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What was your energy level like today?

I haven't actually watched any of The Smartest Guys in the Room yet, but I hear it's good?

If you could switch places with someone 100 years ago, or 100 years in the future, which would you pick and why?

I'm consistently amused by people forgetting that, depending on your race and geographic location, traveling back in time would be worse in literally every way.

How have you changed in the last year?

OH JEEZ how have I not changed. I feel like 2020 Christian is living an almost entirely different life from 2019 Christian.

What's the most recent adventurous thing you've done?

Learning to SCUBA dive and going zip lining feels like the most stereotypically adventurous thing I've done, but it was actually pretty chill. I think starting therapy felt the most adventurous.

If you could be famous for anything you wanted, what would it be?

I'd want to be famous for bringing good luck to people who gave me money. Maybe I want to be a fountain 🤔

What's your favorite conversation to start when you're home with family?

For bonus points, start a conversation involving all four at the same time.

What surprised you today?

I thought the dishes in the dishwasher were clean, but the dishwasher was actually paused last night so they were still soapy. I was surprised by this information after I had already put the dishes away. FML.

How would your life be different if you could read minds?

I feel like I would either feel more anxious because the thoughts I thought other people were thinking would be confirmed as their thoughts, or less anxious because I'd realize I'm just projecting and they actually barely think about me. The later is probably more likely.

What are the minority of your actions that drive the majority of your results?

This podcast takes like an hour per week to produce, so it's definitely up there.

What is your favorite toy?

My new Canon M50 is ludicrously fun.What is an f-value and how does it work? Like, physically? Also the lenses are so fun to fiddle with.

What will you finish today?

Three guesses as to what yesterday's... wait, no.

What will you start today?

Three guesses as to what tomorrow's prompt will be.

What just occurred to you?

You ever say a word so many times it stops making sense as a word?

What's going well?

Kinda like everything right now, actually.

What did you need more of yesterday?

SLEEP. That nap was amazing.

What do you need to accept?

One day, I'm going to die.

Did you notice?

I rewatched that video recently KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN and it still got me.

What do you want?


What would you like to learn?

I'm pretty proud of my Italian accent 😏

What's occupying your mind?

Thoughts. I can't evict them because something something squatters' rights.

How might you take care of someone today?

I hope Vito Corleone doesn't subscribe to Your Thoughts. Or actually, that'd be cool. I just hope he doesn't listen to this particular episode.

What's your mission?

"To disregard females and acquire currency."

What do you love?


Who do you love?

"Myself" is a perfectly valid answer. So is "hosts of avant garde podcasts."

What did you do to recharge today?

When children are grumpy you make them take a nap, so I've started forcing myself to take naps when I'm grumpy. It's hard.

Which of your skills are you grateful for today?

"Nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, and computer hacking skills" - my ideal self

How were you physically active today?

Morning walk, kettlebell swings, and nervously bouncing my legs all day while working.

How did your strengths serve you well today?

I got so much more done today, even though I didn't feel like it, because I'm so darn good at planning.

What was your mindset today?


How did you contribute to your relationships today?

Lots of active listening.

What was a positive influence on your day today?

My mastermind call. Those dudes give me such an excited productive energy.

What atmosphere did you carry with you today?

Kinda like a generally positive and productive atmosphere. I felt like I was jammin'

What were your priorities yesterday?

1. maintain healthy habits, 2. finish productivity presentation, 3. record this podcast

How did you sleep last night?

For real though this sleep tracker cured me of my debilitating lifetime sleep onset insomnia and is the most significant life improvement I've made in years.

What would be a perfect gift for you?

If someone could gift me like 100 hours of a personal assistant's time that would be pretty rad.

What's your Netflix special about?

Actually I think doing a comedy special would be a blast.

What made you feel in control today?

Following my todo list TO THE LETTER

Is a Pop-Tart a sandwich?

"…I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

What would you tell yourself if you had a chance to go back in time 3 years?

"hey bro you jelly of my 2020 vision? 😎"

What hill would you die on, on principle?

Bidets are superior to toilet paper in every way.

What's your password?

If it's letmein, iloveyou, monkey, qazwsx, or 1q2w3e4r, you should probably change it.

What has your work taught you that other people don't realize?

Seemingly simple tasks like "move this file from here to there" are really, really, really complicated for most people to do.


"Ok but not every episode is like this the questions change every day" - you recommending this podcast to a friend today

What do you do when you feel stuck?

When I started tracking my time and realizing how much was being burned on mindless YouTubing I was horrified.

Would you really like fries with that?

"Yes" - me

Why is it like that?

"Because that's the way it is" - Dr. Mason, MD

Would you like to go parasailing?

I went parasailing for the first time four days ago and you can just fly in the air like a bird.

Would you like to go SCUBA diving?

I just went for the first time and holy cow you can just breath underwater like a fish.

What's the last thing you made with your hands?

I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to mangos and I have never chosen not to eat one.

How might you go further with someone else?


What can you do faster alone?

Any sort of shopping.

What diet would you recommend to someone you cared about?

The implied question here is whether or not you care about yourself. I wouldn't be so gauche as to ask that one, though.

Which apps help you live a better life?

If you interacted with a person the same way you interact with that app, would you still hang out?

In which of your relationships are you giving much more than you're getting?

No relationship is perfectly balanced, but none should feel chronically and unfairly imbalanced.

What do you need?

It's so much easier for me to get what I need after I've figured out what I need. Sometimes I feel like a very complicated baby.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

"…you're not better than this."

What's up?

"Don't make a dad joke, don't do it, you're better than this…"

Who would you ask for help from in a crisis?

Having had a crisis recently, I can tell you precisely who I called. I've since called them about non-crisis-related things.

Who is in your tribe?

Wanna be in mine? We listen to podcasts!

What's the best book you've ever read?

I'm going to keep promoting this book until everyone has read it.

When's the last time you called your best friend?

December 9th and whoa I just got deja vu.

What's the most painful part of your life?

This was so much easier when I was forced to be around the same group of people every day and friendship was the most effective coping mechanism.

When do you feel most fulfilled?

After a day of cranking out precisely what I set out that morning to accomplish. Mmm, that sweet ambrosia of productivity.

Why not just do it?

"Because I'm scared!" is usually my internal response, which I've decided is an unjustifiable reason.

What's wrong?

*pulls out full list of grievances from Festivus*

What would happen if you did nothing?


How would you like your life to be different in the next decade?

Healthier, wealthier, and wiser I suppose. But what two habits could I change to achieve all three at once 🤔

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