January 11, 2022

BLEVE (rhymes with Levee): Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion. It’s a term I learned from a friend who was a volunteer firefighter.

Imagine a tanker truck filled with gasoline and it’s on fire. As the liquid boils, the fumes of the gas build up until the container can no longer hold it’s contents resulting is a violent explosion. That’s a BLEVE.

But I apply it to business. The typical line is that you focus on one thing. But there are multipreneurs out there, which means they are wearing different hats and running different businesses.

My theory with BLEVE is, first of all , it’s most of the letters of BELIEVE and if you have the confidence in yourself and what you can do, here’s how to apply it.

We talk about what’s on the proverbial “front burner” but overlook the fact that you have a whole stove. To make a big meal, all your burners (and sometimes your oven and microwave) are going too.

Why not put more on the stove, turn up the heat on all the burners and see what explodes? Why box yourself in to just one thing?

This does require you to give ample time to each, make plans and excute them, not just wish. But for me, BLEVE is how I operate. I like to do different things and do things different.

Maybe give it a try, see if it’s for you.

About the Author Lewis Chaney

A TEDx Alumnus with over 25 years in TV broadcasting, advertising, and filmmaking, Lewis D. Chaney has mastered the art of getting to the damn point.

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Most companies are wasting an enormous amount of TIME & MONEY on employees with poor communication skills.

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Lewis D Chaney of GET TO THE DAMN POINT speaks at TEDx Evansville