TG: What’s your secret life hack?
BZ: Read everything. Information is golden.
TG: Name books that changed your life?
BZ: Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates and Confederacy of Dunces
TG: Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you?
BZ: It was an arranged marriage and we retain separate beds.
TG: How do you deal with email?
BZ: I answer them as quickly as possible. I always respond, even if I don’t have the answers right away. A simple mere acknowledgement is a professional courtesy that goes a long way.
TG: You unexpectedly find 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it?
BZ: You mean I’m caught up on emails? Great. Now I can catch-up on paperwork.
TG: When was the last time you felt burned out and why?
BZ: Two weeks straight of nightly show coverage followed by hitting the ground running each morning at 8AM to route 25+ tours between my own clients and the territory I cover for our department…plus the bulldogs who live in my apartment. They have this whole thing about eating and being walked every day.
TG: Share a quote that you love and that gives you strength or peace.
BZ: “Illegitimi non carborundum.”
TG: What gives you energy?
TG: What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?
BZ: Remember that question about dealing with email?
TG: When was the last time you felt you failed and how did you overcome it?
BZ: It’s rare to have a day, let alone a week with a perfect score card. With each failure you dust yourself off, learn, get better and be sure to never make the same mistake twice.
TG: What other steps do you take to improve your productivity and performance?
BZ: It sounds cliché but eat healthy and make time for exercise. There’s a reason these old pearls of wisdom have stood the test of time.