Summary: In this episode, Rick and Nick discuss the concept of adding bacon as a metaphor for adding passion and excitement to work and life. They explore the deliciousness of bacon and how it enhances other foods. They encourage listeners to integrate their personal interests and passions into their daily grind, whether it’s through music, hobbies, or volunteering. The hosts also emphasize the importance of self-care and finding ways to make work more enjoyable. They discuss the need for educators to add bacon to their lessons and give students the opportunity to add their own bacon by incorporating choice and personalization. The episode concludes with a lighthearted discussion about favorite bacon variations.   Takeaways:

  • Adding passion and personal interests to work can make it more enjoyable and effective.
  • Integrating personal passions into teaching or counseling can help educators connect with students and make a difference.
  • Taking initiative to add excitement and variety to work can break out of plateaus and combat boredom.
  • Giving students the opportunity to add their own interests and choices to their learning can increase engagement and motivation.

Chapters 00:00Introduction and Season Two 00:23Bacon-Themed Restaurant 01:02Blog Introduction: Just Add Bacon 02:00The Deliciousness of Bacon 02:30Bacon as an Addition to Other Foods 03:29Adding Bacon to Work and Passion 04:54Integrating Personal Interests into Work 05:28Finding Passion in the Doldrums 06:18Adding Bacon to Different Aspects of Life 07:55Feeling Tired and Making a Difference 09:22Taking Initiative to Add Bacon 10:33Allowing Students to Add Bacon 11:57The Importance of Effort and Choice 12:13Favorite Bacon Variations 13:25Adding Bacon to School Counseling 14:44Integrating Personal Passions into Work 15:07Conclusion and Next Week’s Episode