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Teaching Digital Marketing To Gen Z Through Real World Projects
"If there are marketers out there listening to this episode or there are nonprofits or educators at the university. And if you're working like an in a business remarketing department. I would say if you haven't tried this framework Or approach that we tried in. It's been very successful. Which is look help. The students learn by doing so hands on. Take the nonprofit in this case and pick the ones that are going to sort of drink. The kool aid right because they have to do some work on their end as well. But it's a win win for everybody. Wouldn't you say because i've everyone that i've talked to over the years and i've kept in touch with any of the students there from your class. It's like it. It served as like a big like it was very impactful. Yes i think students have found it very impactful. And they appreciate that they get to work with a real company and they're learning digital marketing. But they're actually seen because the nonprofits are so appreciative. A you know students are doing blogs and social media posts social media audit google analytics audited audit that the The not they see the nonprofits is just light up because they're actually teaching them about their business in how to improve it so many the students put you know. Put it under linked in profile. And they're very proud and they talk about it in their interviews.
If You'd 'Hate To Think'...Then Don't! Just Focus on Doing Better!
"To think how much money i would have today if i had have saved. Just five percent or ten percent of every dollar that has passed through my hand. I would also hate to think about how much money. I've lost on exchange rates in bank charges and transfer fees as a result of living working overseas for so many years and it also had to think about how much time i've spent wasted just looking at the luggage carousel waiting for my luggage to come off all because i refuse to leave out of a carry on on a week business trip i would hate to think about all of those things and so i died for most of us the idea of trying to quantify the degree to which we've lost all messed up doesn't really serve a purpose for most of us it simply enough to acknowledge the fact that we could have done better. We should have done better and we can do better and we will do better. That's usually enough so dwelling on how much you've lost or how much you missed up doesn't really serve a purpose except maybe to add to the frustration and add to the pressure. It's probably not required so you'd hate to think about all of those things and many more just dying
Tips to Optimize Your 'Work From Home' Setup
"My first tip is to dedicate a workspace. Don't just work from anywhere at home. This is a big no-no dedicate a room. If you can with a door that you can close or corner of a room where that's just like the working corner. You only said there or you stand there. You work from there. When you're working on your business you don't work anywhere else. You don't work on your balcony with your laptop. You don't work on your table and you don't go there to relax okay. This allows you to say this is the workplace. I go there to work now. I know there's other people but we're going to create some incentives or some other systems allow you to Little easier on yourself but a dedicated workspace is very important. Make sure the space conducive for you to work me. There are no distractions. I like just a clear table or desk where i can. Just sit there with my notebook. My laptop my screen and just go for the less distractions better. Because i'll be forced just to get to work. One of the tactics. I like to do is create a to do list at the end of my day for the next day so i have my work cut out for me. The first thing in the morning. I know exactly what i'm gonna do. I have all my list of to. I'm ready to go now. There is an advantage of working from home. There's no commute back and forth. There is no wasted time where you're chatting with other people that's going to add up. You know you can add up two hours a week even just going out for lunch or going to the bathroom could be quite a hike and all those minutes add up. So why am i mentioned as well because you're probably trying to work the same amount of hours that you spend in the office including you know the time that you're you're working when you don't have to commute when you really shouldn't you really should incentivize yourself to finish early so if you finish everything you're supposed to do today. You should not continue working okay. I like to wake up earlier. Five in the morning. And i start my day that way but i spend about two hours Getting ready having breakfast reading just setting myself up for the day. I start working at seven. And if you're being totally honest yourself if you get five solid hours of work that's probably queant to eight hours in an
Interview With Cindy McCain, Business Woman, Philanthropist
"Hi everyone is carly my guest. Today is cindy mccain said businesswoman philanthropist and humanitarians her late husband john mccain was a us. Senator known for being a political maverick and highly respected across the aisle. Their life together put her at the center of american politics for decades and her new book called stronger. Details her journey in washington. Dc arizona and everywhere in between mrs mccain Such an honor to have you thank you for joining me. Welcome to skin from the couch. My pleasure i'm happy to be here. Well we're really excited so first of all you obviously and you and your family have lived in the public eye for a very long time. There's a lot we can google about you. But what is something we can't google about. Oh gosh some of you can't google about me. I love to binge programs on television. My favorite being the curse of the oakland is on the history channel. up like that. I love movies. I love things that entertain me. Make me laugh just everything. That's exciting things about teaching things about learning trying to keep away from reality tv but it's heart
Interview With Kimberly Bryant, CEO of Black Girls Code
"Again. Today is kimberly bryant. Kimberly is founder and ceo. Black girls code a nonprofit organization dedicated to introduce girls of color to the field of technology. She's also an electrical engineer. Kimberly has received numerous awards for our work and technology inclusion. She's been business insider's list of the twenty five most influential african americans in technology and she was named one of fast company's most creative people in two thousand thirteen. She was recognized as a white house. Champion of change for tech inclusion and in two thousand fourteen received an american ingenuity award in social progress from the smithsonian institute. Welcome to the show. Kimberly thank you for having me can pay a. I want to apologize ahead of time. I have a new puppy on. Nate mieko seized busy in the morning. So little noise in the background i followed. That is awesome. No problem at all. Is this a covert puppy. It is it is. He's a quarantine puppy that is That is excellent. Well it's like. I think one of the one of the awesome things people are doing to get pandemic so no no worries at all so. I'm just really excited to learn more about your journey. So can can we start with you telling us a little bit about how you got interested in science and technology in the first place. Of course so. I grew up in in memphis tennessee. Back in out. I will raise sixty seventies. Wanna give away my two bunch of my age but in the late sixties and seventies and one of the things that i was lucky. I guess i would classify it as being lucky to be able to experience. Was this accelerated pathway in math and sciences Author middle school into high school so during that period of time when your high school student a year trying to figure out what you wanna do with the rest of your life one of those conversations with my guidance counselors resulted in her really kind of encouraging me to explore in the generic pathway.
Empowering Caregivers Through Technology
"Melissa how are you today. Thank you for joining me curt. Congratulations thank you. Yeah you get really sick of your own voice. When you do this. I'll tell you it's very quickly green. You know absolutely and really. Like i say this all the time in the beginning. And i don't know if you can relate to this but like when i wanted to kick it off. I kept feeling like somebody had to give me permission to do it. Like kept telling everybody like. Hey i'm going to do this thing. And everybody's cool. Yeah go do it. And i'm like but should i don't know you never lose. That is actually speaking of never losing you. Melissa have company called josh. So tell me. Josh is and what does it do for who you are and thanks for the opportunity for being here. John is a tech platform that matches families. With special needs disabilities specialized care needs to find an increase greens a caregivers sitters nannies. And we are an end to end solution for those families and five across the country to really aimed build a team and manage their care needs in one place. It's something that melanie fontaine. My co-founder who happens to sister. We're super passionate about That's awesome yeah the services amazing and it's so needed and from understanding your story. It really came from personal experience right. Yeah melanie and i grew up with our big brother josh. He was the best big brother we can have. He also happened have developmental disabilities and a pretty severe epilepsy disorder to put it in context effort meeting for people who don't understand what those things mean. Developmentally was around the age of ten or eleven. No matter what his age that was developmentally where he was and then epilepsy. He would have two to three seizures a day and different types of seizures and what kind of encompasses those needs. Pretty complex made involved major to call mas Occupational therapy physical therapy medication. Just so as a family really changes your view on life advocacy awareness and just really help precious life is and how little we have a bit and to make the most of it
A.I. And the Future of Work
"Pratique joshi. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks dan to be here. Thank you for having me. Well it's great to have you here my friend. Hey before we get started. I was wondering if you could tell our audience about pluto. Shift what is it. And what is your parole in the company. I'm that the joshi on the ceo. Ludo shift and We are headquartered in palo alto california and pluto shift is an operational data platform. But it means is. It's a tool to monitor physical infrastructure. And it's built for companies that make the guts like food and beverage and chemicals manufacturing so on and so forth so we held them. Keep an eye on it by using the data that already collecting so a lot of what you do revolves around artificial intelligence. Is that correct. That is correct. yes. I'm wondering if you could share with us for those that don't know what artificial intelligence or a is how you would define that and beyond that. How do you contrast it with machine. Learning to me is the ability of a machine to perform tasks that require human intelligence is a state of existence and the system and make decisions on itself now. How those decisions are made that many different frame with to do that. But at the core of its an ability that we can instill into a machine by providing a framework on how a decision gets made.
How to Become Location Independent With Debbie Arcangeles
"I am here with debbie from the offbeat life. One of my favorite pod casts for years for years. Some super excited to talk to you. Say all about location independence and your journeys for how you actually did it and how. Maybe we can decide to do that. Too so debbie welcome to the show. Hey danielle i'm so excited to be here and really happy to talk to you. 'cause i've been your fan as well so this is also like a dream for me to be on your show. I love it. i love it all right. Let's just dig into it so for those. Who aren't familiar with the term. What is location independence. What does that mean. Yes so being location in the pennant means that you can literally work from anywhere and have the freedom to still create income and be anywhere in the world. You don't have to be stuck in one place so you are location in. Yes and i think especially since the pandemic hit a lot of folks are now home full-time like i'm a perfect example of it. I haven't been in the office since march of last year. So heading on my one year anniversary and it's like wait. Wait wait wait wait. This is possible. I don't have to go into the office and be productive so that just like opened my mind up so so so much but for those who are wondering what stood true difference between remote work location independence and being digital nomad is so big ing location independent or being someone who can literally work from anywhere bright and you could decide wherever that may be. It could be where you are right now or if you wanna move somewhere just means you just have that freedom to to take your work with you
Interview With Mayor Aja Brown, Mayor of Compton
"Today may are asia. Brown joins us on skimmed from the couch. She is the mayor of the city of compton. California she made history back in two thousand thirteen when she became the youngest mayor ever elected in the city at the age of thirty one now mayer brown is almost done with her second term leading the city and is credited for lowering. The city's unemployment rate reducing crime and creating economic development in the area mayer brown. Thank you for joining us. Welcome to skin from the couch. Thank you for having me. It's a pleasure where we're thrilled to have you. So we're gonna champ and their first shane. Which is obviously your politics. You become a public figure but what is something that we don't know about you because we can't google it. I'm known to be really funny amongst my of ones. A my husband calls me the person that he knows we. This is like some high expectations now for this interview. Are you funny like up comedian. Funny i don't have this really sharp. One liners i like it and also did. I heard that you guys are high school sweethearts we are. We actually connected my senior year in high school so he actually thinks funny then. Because he's been with you for a long time so we are gonna go way back. We'd like to start in the beginning so talk to us about how you grew up. Our people surprise up with you that you went into politics. Our backwards. I think people bet i grew up with or that have known me the majority of my life. They knew i would do something in a leadership role. I never had an affinity for politics. I think that i came into the political. Realm was surprising for some people. But i had worked in city government for a decade and so it was kind of a natural projection to some perspectives. But as i was younger and growing up. I was raised by a single mom. I have a twin brother had a lot eleven. My home my mom. She worked really hard to take care of us. A we struggled a lot financially but growing up. I really didn't know. I was poor because i'm not make a big deal out of it and so as got to high school when i started learning about poverty figures and i'm like mom you actually do not earn a lot of money. I don't know how we were able to survive but i'm almost is such a strong leader and really imparted the power of vision for my brother. Nine we bought in and we just worked as a team my whole life so i had a really beautiful upbringing
From the Courtroom to the Kitchen With Chef Utpal Dighe
"So now with further delay. I want to introduce today's guest chef. Paul paul welcome to the show. How are you thank you. Thank you for having me welcome. Thanks meaning great so we have a lot to get to. But i'd like to start right out at the beginning because this episode could very easily be titled courtroom to the kitchen because you know your journey to become a chef came after a long career as a courtroom trial attorney. So talk to me about that. Where did your passion for food and cooking come from. And how did it eventually get you to change careers and pursue cooking and food fulltime. Yeah it's a. It's a long story china and a good question There's ram handled fed itself. Basically because my story is about being from the courtroom to kitchen. I came to miami in two thousand three as a new lawyer. I started off at the state attorney's office here a prosecutor. I always wanted to be involved in law a growing up I always enjoyed argue. S my parents would say. And and it's the white had a passion for international law and human rights at first. And so i went to law school. I came out here and started practicing law in two thousand three And i was good at it. I was a trial attorney. I was in the courtroom. I try every kind of case through capital murder and that misdemeanor how And it's it's a it's a great profession and it can be rewarding at cayennes but it's extremely mentally challenging And when you do those kind of cases and you see that kind of thing that happens and you're living that on a daily basis it sort of gets into your psyche after a while. So i stopped prosecuting. And i tried to find other forms of law that i felt were little less resistance. mentally And soon found that those were also sort of giving the general on satisfaction in
How to Get the Whole Company Aligned
"Hey mike thanks for joining us today as a way getting started it gives a little background on yourself. Rx i guess been in a business to business sales for twenty years or so plethora of different Different types of business different. I guess birtles you could say most. Recently i've been doing a life safety security on an enterprise level and it's been a jury to say the least. It's been fun. It's been exciting. It's it's all been in sales. Ever since i was about nineteen years old or so was at a natural progression to get into sales her. It always been outgoing. Always like talking to people have always been encouraged psyche. Should be working with people he should be talking to people and there was through a my family actually had a printing business and i was told. Hey do you wanna try this out. So i got to get out there and i was never gonna just sit down in one place all time so it was really good at getting out talking to people and i've enjoyed it ever since. No call reluctance. No fear no nervousness. There's an adjustment. Yeah mean it's anytime you got out of these earn. Go ask them. You know those kind of our questions. It's there's an initial reluctance. But i've always found out the people really aren't other not really at burst and meeting new people as long as you're not trying to poach if you're not trying to push you're not trying to like rob them. You're not trying to china. If you're honestly trying to help. People people tend to enjoy that kind of company.
Make Your Business Stand Out With Nutritionist Judy Cho
"This episode. We're talking with judy. Show judy's an author speaker and nutritional therapists she's nutritional there with a psychology and communications degree from the university of california berkeley and she also has a function utrition and hellenistic house private practice and house of patients with health issues with non finding the true root cause of the problem. Welcome to the show. Thank you thanks for having me. I really wanna get you on the show because you're doing some really interesting things nutritional space as well as the business space so give audience some context onto who you are what you do and what you're about sure. So hi everyone. I'm judy chohan for those of you. That don't know me. I go by nutrition judy. I am on multiple social media platforms so youtube instagram facebook and i just share nutritional content. I kind of follow a meat based diet and so you know. I find a lot of healing in the space and for a lot of people. There's not a lot of information out there. And so i'm just providing nutritional therapy bits of information in these bite size portions and you know just making nutrition easy for people to consume. And i know there's puns in there. I guess they're all intended. And you know the thing is. I came from a business background. So i was a business management consultant for like twelve years and i worked with these big corporations and we were trying to find the ways to have more efficient processes. So i manage these multimillion dollar projects and my health started declining. And so as i got ruling into the whole science at a nutrition and understanding. How food can either be a slow poison or it can actually be medicine for the body. I realized that you know. I think my calling is actually in nutrition and not in business consulting but you know learning from what. I learned in management consultant. I can now like streamline the process to provide education that's understandable for the general audience. And so you know. I married that and my psychology degree. And that's how i've been able to be successful as a speaker to grow my social media relatively quickly and to you know. Build my own nutrition judy community. A now i'm about to release a first ever carnival cure published book.
How Infrastructure as Code Is Accelerating Cloud Adoption
"Welcome everyone to another episode of. It visionaries and today we have the vice president of engineering. And has she core pretty small pretty welcome to the show. Thanks matt super excited about chatting today all right. let's get right to it. How she court and its suite of products or some of the most popular products. In that i've ever heard about in Among the developer community. So everyone i know that is a full stack developer or back end. Developer is using a hash core product at some level for those. That don't know what you guys do. What is ashi core. And what are some of the products. And why do you think is become such a standard in the development community. Yeah awesome. Let's start with that. So how she is a company. That is really focused on helping customers on their journey to cloud no digital transformation is top of mind and it really depends the way that applications are being billed is no longer have sort of the traditional data centers in data methods of operating. And so are chronic. Swede is essentially helping customers on that journey when you think of us we were really founded as an open source software company and we have eight organ source projects today and these projects really kind of play different roles in that journey for the cloud operating model the first set of products really around helping developers kind of in their lifetime time environment in building images and those are aikman and packer. Richardson packer almost become household names in any developer community. Now we followed that with the tax reform and tear form is used to essentially provision your infrastructure.
Supporting Women in Technology
"Jillian. How are you today. I am loving. Today it's beautiful. Outside so julia. Tell me about what you're doing these days. What are you up to you and then let's talk about. Let's talk about the conference that you do the sisterhood and technology what while it's been a hugely busy spring has it that everyone i talked to okay. People stopped holding their breath. Cove ed and they're like okay. Let's do this thing so we are really like i'm. I'm busy so i work at harvard. Your partner is i do. I'ma account executive so. I'm feeling a bunch of great possessions for people right now but more importantly working on sisterhood of technology which we've talked about before and it's an effort to really make sustainable change for women in the workplace especially in technology. That is what we're working on and we had to cancel accomplished last year. And it was such a bummer. But we're going to do it this year. We just confirmed we get to have a few people on site like one hundred people on site and we're gonna do it also virtually so we are tom. We have this amazing lineup of speakers that most people around the twin cities probably haven't heard it's going to be. It's going to be really cool. Yeah i'm excited for it. I was bummed. It last year's had to get canceled. But i think it's a really important. I think it's really important mission that you're doing and the conference if i'm someone who's interested in a conference who specifically is the audience for it who do you think would get the most out of it as a really good question. So here's the thing. I would say how it's targeted there is. I think there's two fold things that we need to do for women in technology. Women need to have each other's backs right so we need to do networking and mentoring. That will be an option both virtually and in at the conference blame as well but the other half a bit is really what text mission is all about and that is really to engage organizations to make sustainable change. What does it really mean. What does it mean to be a have gender diversity and a company so people who are interested in not only their own connections there on networking connections but also. What are the key things. That i need to do. Either as a vp of technology a cio. Or someone just coming up through the ranks that needs to do organizations. How can i influence that
A highlight from Joseph Cuillier
"Creative excellence without the ground. all right. let's get to this week's interview. I'm talking with artist and designer colleague founder and co director of the black school in new orleans louisiana. Let's start the show all right so tell us who you are and what you do. My name is joseph kuei in. I'm an artist designer in the founder and co director of the black school. How are you holding up these days. Good i am good. I just recently moved from new york city. I live in harlem for about five years in new york city at brooklyn before that about five years so i just moved to new orleans after ten years in new york and i think i'm much better because of it for lotteries in like always been pandemic and people have been like trapped in small apartments in cold climates and is good to get away from bad is good too because of the family you know. I see my family a lot you can do. I live in a different part at liam. In a different part of the country from them. I would come home. Like holidays and summers in. That was difficult. Not being able to see my family. So being closer makes it like so much easier in treason's sunshine man. That's a long way like it guts a long way so good food and good people music. Everything that makes new orleans. Great is like healing me. At the moment you know dislike traumatic moment for all of us. Yeah i want to go to new orleans so bad i will assume all this pandemic messes over and feel comfortable jumping on a plane. I want to go to new orleans hopefully sooner than later. I know you've been away for for ten years but does the city field different to you now. It is very different so to be clear. I moved to new york from houston so it was given a houston at the time but both of my family. Both sides of my family are from new orleans. So i would always be here. You know holidays. Summer stinks a whenever a birthday party. Family reunion just to come down to see family in like at think new orleans is going to allow the things of ladder black cities in black communities around the country are gone through like this desk. Gentrification there's like new things happening in the city for better or worse in. I think a lot of people feel frustrated because they're not being included in decision making up the new thing or the new thing is coming in. That means you have to leak. Which is no messed up is a lot of displacement in new york new orleans in in a way is like a little bit more kinda accelerated due to like the aftermath of katrina in displacement. That that you know may may disaster. Create it so it is very different. Bread in a way in a lot of ways is still. The same deal dislike De blackness this deep love the creativity that is like just baked into the city. That don't think gentrification is is strong enough to ever change that or anything or disaster in anything. I don't think this is strong enough to change. How has it been kind of working in moving through this pandemic so death. A loaded question layered question allayed. Okay so what does that mean to me. As like a a husband in a father. What does that mean to me as a designer hardest. What does that mean to me as a person it creates platforms a personality. It brings people together to exchange knowledge. Like i is. It's been difficult but not insurmountable like our family leave found ways to make the best of it you know we found ways to steal have romance like between me and my wife you know.
A highlight from Mothers Day Special with Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and leader, the Marshall Plan for Moms
"Everybody's life on zoom screen. You see my son interrupt me one hundred times you see my bedroom work and i think in the beginning of us were turning our video a muting the sound because we knew intellectually that we are going to pay the cost of you seeing are mothering. I'm carly's sagan. I'm danielle weisberg welcomed to skin from the couch. This podcast is where we go deep on career advice from women who have lifted from the good stuff like hiring and growing team to the rough stuff. Like negotiating your salary and giving or getting hard feedback. We started the skin from a couch. So what better place to talk it. All out than where it began on a couch. Welcome to our mother's day episode of skimmed from the couch. Our guest today is rush. Mr johnny she is the founder of girls who code and today. We're going to talk about working moms over the past year. We have seen just how devastating this pandemic has been for women who are losing their jobs dropping out of the labor force at alarming numbers. Reshma has proposed a marshall plan for moms to get women back to work to create sustainable solutions for working women in the future inc. You so much for coming back on the couch with us today. This is actually second time on the show. I i think that's the first time we've ever had anyone twice a lot of a lot of history happening by really really excited to dig in here excited to be here. I love everything you're doing enough. Silk set a chat with you you while first of all as we can set up here just now we just spent ten minutes both like location setting up our zoom changing headphones. Changing voice note record. How are you like. How is this year ben for you. You know. it's been rough right. It's been rough. And i think we're this strange now where you know. There's a shift. But i think everybody i know feels really off and having a hard time like readjusting to whatever that new normal is and i've been like meditating on it and i think for me it's just i don't feel as motivated as i felt before i need an adrenaline rush. I think working with my kids under my feet. I feel like i just need to be at in a space place rachel constantly have sensory overload. Because that's really what i'm struggling with. Yeah and also you mentioned your kids as we were setting up here. I feel like we've all lost sense of time but it feels like at least for me you'd like just had your youngest child honestly of you told me he was three months old. It'd be like yeah just had him but you just informed me. He's now fourteen months old which is basically as long as we've been home however your two kids adjusted differently. Because you have your oldest is five right. Yeah so let. My oldest is six now turn six just recently and you know we've had like two days of in person school sometimes one sometimes none. So he's been on zoom school for most like his for all of his kindergarten and that has been rough. He's loved it because he's a little bit of an introvert and so the idea of being able to do school in his pajamas. Go downstairs and get his off in. Have like mommy and daddy. Everywhere is amazing in socks for us. I think my littlest one who is now. Fourteen months this is all he's known and so you know he never got to be passed around from human to human last week. I took them to music class in the park. Yameen for like the first time. He's got no fred's by the time. Sean was fourteen months old whole crew in the neighborhood. You size got nothing. So i think it's been a really really really strange year but i do believe that children are resilient so i think i'm having a harder time quite frankly than either one of them are your kerr's been really marked by how you looked solve the gender gap in tech. But now you're really looking to approve the gender gap for working parents. I want you to sort of set the stage for us. What have you been observing nationally. Anecdotally that has led you to take this on. Yeah so. I think i'd be doing this or fighting or building this movement. When i started twenty twenty. I had just had a newborn baby united bbva surrogate so. I was really looking forward to my maternity leave. Sweat can actually bond with my son and the organization. Prosecco was in a place. Where i might. You know my trust. it's ben. Coo was going to take it on.
A highlight from Dax Shepard Doesn't Believe in Regret
"Hey work lifers and arm cherries for today's bonus episode. We have a very special guest dax. Shepard i've known dachshunds twenty nineteen admire. His intellectual curiosity has vulnerability and of course his humor. I think we're friends. Although every conversation we've ever had has been recorded for a podcast for this episode. We did something a little different. We had our conversation with a live audience on clubhouse the audio app. I'm recording your recording. We made this happen. Dax welcome to clubhouse officially have cat us cat host my favorite rooms on clubhouse very exciting We've got a few thousand people here live. We're going to try to embarrass you a little bit sad. You know being embarrassed this kind of my calling cards. So i i welcome it so everyone have had it big. Welcome for dax axa.
A highlight from 190: Take Action to Become the Person of your Dreams - with Luz Maria Doria
"Let's start at the beginning. Because i love your story and i think it's so inspiring and for people who've never heard it before you talk to us about your career. What doing today but also the journeys how you got here. Yeah i'm michael longman immigrants. I came here forty years ago yesterday. I was doing numbers all my got forty years ago. It seems like yechury sitting alone Hannah i'm the only child i'm the only grandchild and i always dream about being a journalist but i had a big problem. I was very I was everything. I was full of fears. I was very insecure. I've never gone to colleges. I've never been in therapy. I don't know why. I was like that but i knew i dream about the life that i have now and i knew it was gonna be difficult and then like when i was like thirty years. Old There is that cosmopolitan version of the english Magazine spanish and i started reading it. I am. I found a mentor. The editor in chief hugh roe things that made me feel empowered. Made me feel that. I can make. I came to study communication to miami. And i have a friend who was friend of her and when i finished when i graduate i asked my friend i wanna i wanna appointment with her and she gave me my first job so it is like a novel. But it's true so you became like the hispanic vote. Yes and then. She has her own magazine Twenty four. I said working with when i was twenty one when i was twenty four. She gave me her magazine. I was the editor in chief. I always tell her you're crazy. I wouldn't even magazine with my name to go. She did he became my curse. Boss might mentor and ten years later we had a fight. We separate and i started my career in television as a producer. Jane years later we make peace by the way we want. We were together less friday. And when i was safety i went. I look back. And i said yeah i became the woman of my dreams be In a spider hole might fierce. She helped me a lot but When night when i quit my job. I have to I always says. I graduate from college that she was best teacher and i have to apply everything she taught me. And then i when. I when i got fifty when i was said. I'm going to write a book trying to help. All those fear full fears. Women that leave alive the that things that exocet that success is the privilege of someone else. And i need that guy was taylor in my life completely changed because they shy girl star have to start give conference i was. I was even invited to your rice Napalese thousand women. That was crazy in my life changed completely after my first book. Now i have written three books on the resident on an executive producer for morning show hispanic morning. Show so Yeah i'm not clear example that you have to take action not just any morning show. You're the executive producer of a really big morning show. You said that sort of a number rifle. I inherited the. I always said that. I've been there for nine years. I inherited the number one hispanic morning show and still the number one so we have a great team. I'm very proud of over yet. We are immigrants like our viewers so we know what they need. So we're on. We're always trying to to help to entertain will always says that we are joyful. We are helpful and and we are hopeful. You are joyful. Because i that's how we first met was that i came to the show and the energy this was pre cova but the energy of being in the same room with you. All there is so much joy. There's so much life there. There's just so much. Imagine that you have all your All her books and you admired her on one day. He comes to your show Bombs and and and i remember when when by mid-year year rise events that i said to myself i can say no and nobody will ever know because i was to be there was scared to fit in english and i say you know what i'm going to say yes and i went and he was one of the best experience of my life. Thank you again. you're my gosh. It was such a blessing for everybody who is in
A highlight from Douglas Davis
"Creative excellence without the grind. All right. let's get to this week's interview now if you've got a listener of the show for a while and you probably already know this week's guest. Douglas davis he was first back on the show in two thousand sixteen. And i'm so glad to have it back. He's a professor. He's a strategist. And he's the author of the book creative strategy and the business of design. Let's start the show all right. So tell us who you are. And what you do so maurice. Thank you so much for having me back on revision path. My name is douglas. Davis and i am a strategist. I'm an author professor and For the last about three years. I've been the chair of the bfa in communication design at new york city college of technology design program at the foot of the brooklyn bridge. And what. I love about being the chairs that i've been able to make our mission and extension of my own personal mission which is to increase the variety of voices making a living with their imagination. So y- how is twenty twenty one intriguing. So far twenty twenty one has been a blur. I still remember march last year when we stopped having in person classes and i pull my team together for our last in person strategy session where we just audited all the normal function of functions of a semester. What had to happen within this form timeframe last year and from there i was able to defuse the operations among my Fifteen person team. So that i could focus on forecasting in new systems design and so it was a really important move because it helped me to set the tone that would bring us into a year later. Now we're in april of thousand twenty one but most of that has been a blur. But that i guess i can say it's been a blur those reasons that i'm glad that we're able to pivot because i saw what the problem was immediately. We were able to identify how we needed to redesign our own systems. Communications or just how. We actually carried about the normal day to day so that i could focus on finding the constants in this variable environment so that we could actually make decisions. That would basically bring us into this point. So it's been a blurb. But i will say that we have Little boy he turned to during the quarantine. And so it's been. I think the best thing was to be here every day to see him. So i will say it's been a blur but it's also been a joy because i would have never been able to watch my son grow in the ways that that he has so i'm grateful for that part of it. In a way of sounds like the blur has been a blessing. It has been. I think that's a great way to put it because not only. Has it allowed me to for this last year of being chair usually whenever you are elected chairs for three years and you decide to renew that or not. I've decided not to but after the first two years. I had already accomplished all my goals. So this third year in that pivot has been about reinventing. What it is that we offer and it's been difficult because usually you can walk down the hall. You can bump into your coworkers and ask them. What's going or observe yourself in your there. You can watch. You can experience the environment. But i've been flying this plane blind because the only place that are offering exists is in zone rooms right. So we've got to in this year. We had to figure out. What is it that we offer. Where's the value. And how do we even talk about it. And so we had a two year run of quite a lot of positive press releases and quite a lot of awards and you were nominated for an emmy twice. We won the emmy. And i told my dean in the provost and the president not to expect any of those things from us. Because i don't even know what it is that we are attracting students to and so until i can figure that out by talking to literally every single person we have about maybe eighty adjuncts and that you know fifteen member team i make sixteen and just talking to them and ask them questions. What's working what's not working. And why in order for me to figure out maybe even what shouldn't come back from online. What should stay there because it we can still get a level of quality but what is hurting. What is not actually what we would want if we had a choice. Things like event studio photography for instance. Who's learning apertures and f. stops and lighting with a camera. Phone right or things like figure. Join if you're really about learning the aesthetics of line shape for space kalaveti texture all the things that they teach you in in our school traditionally can't really do that at a distance. And so we've been trying to figure out how exactly we can offer our students. The best value added distance during this time. The whole world is shifting in addition to the fact that you know right now i like to say that the most important students are my staff the professors because it's almost like dan snapped his fingers in instant. How exactly you went from freshmen in college. The first day on the job totally changed along with what you do on that job how you do that job. And so i think is really important to invest in
A highlight from What Comes Next
"Hey guys it's rachel. And i'm here i'm back. I'm finding myself in a really interesting place in my life in a really interesting place in my career and and any time i have i mean frankly anything that i've gone through in the last decade. I have walked through with you guys while it's happening and i think this is no exception and also this feels may be like a more important thing to process than anything that has come before so i am not going to devote every episode of my podcast to the work that i'm doing right now but i do think i wanted to talk to you guys about where i'm at after last week's episode so if you didn't hear last week's episode this is probably a great time to go. Listen in on matt. If you'd like to understand kind of what's going on in my world but in this week's episode. I wanna talk about what it looks like to make a mistake and what to do with that because will first of all. That's what i'm going through in real time. And secondly i think it's really important to have conversations about when we get things wrong and where we go from there. Because i think there is a bit of fear for so many people about definitely failure. I mean that's a massive fear that so many people have and something that i've talked about a ton over the years but when i've talked about failure i'm never really looked at it through the lens of having done something where you hurt someone's feelings or you offended someone or you made a mistake that you wish you could take back. And that's the world that i'm living inside of right now. So what do you do with fat. And how do you move forward. Because i think that there is an instinct when you mess up to sort of give up and if that's what happens you don't learn anything you can't grow you can't change. You can't evolve and given everything that's happened. I feel like it's really important for me to talk to you guys about it because i know i'm not the only one who's ever messed up so this week i've been thinking a lot about how you can sit in the discomfort of making a mistake and also how can you find the lesson or the good stuff even in painful screw ups so just to be totally honest About gosh against the beginning of the month when everything happened. I sort of cliff's notes version of this is i posted something on social media. My intention was to create something that i thought was empowering and it really upset a lot of people and you know. I've thought a lot since then about this idea of intention and what we intend to do versus what we can do are two completely different things. And it really doesn't matter what your intention was if people were hurt by it. And that's especially hard to process when i have spent a decade just trying to create content that lift people up or inspires them or makes them feel seen or connected or puts joy out into the world and so when i found out that it was upsetting to people. What i grappled with the most was. How did i get this so wrong. Like how in the hell did i not understand. Like how did. I not see that this would be so upsetting. And i think that that is the biggest conversation inside of. This is the fact that i didn't see that it would be. Upsetting is the definition of white privilege. I own that and a half to own not. I did not look at what i was saying. Through the lens of how that would feel to someone else. And because i don't have to filter my words through a lens that's privilege in part of the reason that i wanted to make this week's podcast on this topic is because i think that one of the most important things that i can do or i think frankly if you're listening to this and you are white woman is to not be defensive about that privilege is to not get your feelings hurt and frankly is not to feel guilty because your guilt doesn't fix anything or change anything it's man. How do we own that. That is something that exists for us that doesn't exist for other people. And what are we gonna do with it so the first week after everything happened or so much and i had was just so aware of having disappointed so many people and disappointing my team at work and disappointing. My best friends and i was just. It was a lot. I also was really conscious at times. Even though was painful of not wanting to numb that pain or ignore that pain but knowing that it was necessary to sit inside of it that it was necessary to have hard conversations that it was necessary to talk to the people. I had heard that it was necessary for all of that deeply deeply painful but so necessary so i think the first step for me was letting go of like. Oh but i wasn't trying to or oh but that wasn't my intention or oh i didn't mean to because it's not about what i was trying to do. It's about what the result of that was. And maybe different people would look at this in different ways but for me how i wanna live my life is. I wanna show up with love i i want to put goodness out into the world and so if i've done something even if i thought the intent was good and the resulting effect wasn't loving and joyful and these values that i stand for then it doesn't matter why did it i have to own the effect so that was a big Piece for me in the very beginning. And then i think it also is really important to understand even if this will make sense y'all but it was really important for me to understand and unpack. How did i get to the place where i was posting something that wasn't completely aligned with my values so like how did i get to the place where was putting something out into the world and i think that this looks different for different people like make for me. It was putting something on social. Maybe for you you found yourself in a situation where he said something. You wish you hadn't said or you told secret you wish you hadn't shared or you. Just how do we get to the place in life where we make a decision where we're not showing up in that moment as the best version of ourselves so i had to ask myself a lot of really hard questions about how it got to that place because i think if i just filter it through just this lynn's if you wanna put love out into the world was this thing loving like in the moment i thought like this is bad ass. This is cool. This is whatever. But if i just came back to that core value of is this loving no not at all then in fact i can unpack in. Knowing that moment. i was angry. I was angry. The anger comes from tired of women. Picking on women. I mean i've been in. This world. Have been on social media for a decade. And i feel like i do everything to navigate around it and i don't read comments or i just but it's somehow finds its way and i just i don't get it. I don't understand it. Like ninety. Nine percent of the time i can carry on and i'm fine and on that day it hurt. My feelings and i was pissed. Oftentimes if you grew up in a i don't know if this will make sense but anyone else listening had a childhood where You are often scared or unsure or your feelings were or you kinda fell out of control. Anger is an easy emotion because it feels empowering so yeah i can i can look back and see unpack that. I was angry in that moment and that should have been the first sign post anything so i think it was important for me to understand how can get a place where i could Not consider the feelings of of so many other people. And i don't know that i would've even been conscious of feeling that anger and then that's a bigger conversation for me and my therapist and what i'm going to do with that and how many show up better in the future and i know that it's sort of easy to roll your eyes. Are some people roll their eyes at my constant constant desire to look for a lesson or to look for goodness in hard things but the first piece of it for me is like even understanding that i was in that place so that those are feelings that i
A highlight from Glennon Doyle Wants you to Abandon Identity
"Her most recent memoir audibles most listened to book of all of twenty twenty. It's about how we make sense of changes over the course of our lives. Our identity shift evolve and even fall away after building a name as a christian blogger in the past few years. Glennon has distanced herself from her. Former church community divorced her husband and married soccer star. abby wambach she's also raise millions of dollars for those in need through her nonprofit together rising. I've been a fan of glennon's for years. And i couldn't wait to talk with her about writing has shifted my thinking about identity emotion and advice. I can't believe this. I've been waiting for this for so long. Hello adam grant such a treat to meet you. I feel like i know you. I know i do too. I mean my life is just such a she just loves you and so introduced sweetie you forever ago and we just think you're just so wonderful so thanks for having me on the place i wanted to ask you how your identity has changed over the course of your life so one way of getting at that is to say if you introduce yourself to someone at the post office. Let's say at age fifteen versus twenty-five versus today. How would you have described yourself differently before we jumped on and started recording demure saying that in some ways we could not be more different. Because you know you're a man and you're straight and you don't identify as christian and yet when we read each other's work and art we sometimes feel like we're any others heads and that says so much about these identities that we have and how they don't mean anything. So when i was a young kid. I became believe and most of my life from the time that i was ten to twenty five just completely was just an abyss of addiction addict and an alcoholic drug addict. So i would have just told you that i was an addict i would have told you that i was a mess. I would've told you that. I was mentally ill. I would have had a lot of ways of describing to you that i was a broken human being. As a matter of fact. I wrote that in my first memoir i was born broken. I said and so. That's been a story that i've been telling myself for a long time. After i got sober. I started becoming things because i thought that the way that you were supposed to grow up is that you just became things right so like if i become a way if i become a mother if i become a writer if i become an upstanding citizen can suddenly i will feel grown up and then i just started struggling inside of those identities because it really tried really hard to be a good wife to do all the things supposed to do. I tried really hard to be a good christian. I was a sunday schoolteacher. I just constantly ignoring the fact that. I really believe the things that i was being told to belief pretended that i did. And so after ten years of marriage my husband told me that he'd been unfaithful to meet from the very beginning and it was moment of late. Account was a bad girl for a really long time and that didn't work then. I was a good girl for
A highlight from Effective Meetings - Part 3 - HOF 2021
"Conducting effective meetings as well some follow up questions. He received on top of the feedback model and one on ones. They mark how you doing. I'm good mike how are you. I'm doing good good now now. not everybody knows. We've we restarted this podcast about five times. Because i can't get my stuff together. We'll we'll try to work out. I hope so. I hope so. So hey we. We promised Last time that we are going to have our first two shows on on meetings and they were gonna end the discussion with A review of meetings one on ones feedback can go through some questions that folks have had from us head for us the either on email or on the website. So we've gotten some great comments and questions. Yeah yeah it's been it's been it's been great so So let's get right back. Let's get right into it. Sure a Somebody asked us about the beginning of the The media generally have five minutes for introductions question about you know whether or not that provided people an excuse to skip the intros and just show five minutes late every time. That's a great question. The answer is now first of all the reason introduction. Start every meeting is because if somebody's new you wanna make sure that they fit in. They wanna know we want. We want them to know everybody else in the room and we want everybody else in the room to know them it also does give buffer. There's no question but the reason people are late is because people don't manage their time. Well mike if you start having meetings that start on time whether it's introductions or not people will show up on time in my experience running thousands of corporate meetings as a manager and sauter if you start on time if have a habit of starting on time. People don't trump five minutes late because they can skip the in froze all too often. The great thing is the intros only take one minute and then you're right into the agenda and so then thinking they can come five minutes late. Wouldn't work anyway turn. People can't manage precisely anyways. It is so yeah mike. It's so bizarre in corporate america as sad as it is to say. It is so bizarre for a meeting to start on time. That if you start your meetings on time people will start showing up on time they will come promptly and they will know they can leave promptly because you're the only person who does it with a professional attitude that people don't show up late because they want to skip the intro show because that the meetings they don't start five minutes they start half an hour late right exactly. Yep okay so talking about how doing agendas without times. Yeah somebody asked you know. Gee i put down what we're gonna talk about. But i don't put down times for each the items. I just disagree with that now. Look there's all kinds of ways to skin a cat. And i'm sure the subscriber sound like he had great meeting so i'm not gonna argue with them. I'm just going to say his meetings will probably be more effective. All meetings will be more effective. If you put downtimes for each the agenda items and his comment was interesting he says look. I want my people to feel like they can run with the ball into. We need to take five extra minutes. They can That's fine. And i understand that but you also have a limited amount of time. Time is probably the most precious precious resource of any manager so my suggestion. Is you put down a time. You know you've got a limited amount of time in our for meeting if you're meetings are going longer than an hour and a half even if it's a big project meaning you're wasting a lot of people's time because you're going to be grossly ineffective after an hour and a half unless you allow time for breaks which nobody seems to do anymore but you put times on there and you get used to knowing how long it takes. Various things to be resolved. You're going to be awesome times but you're going to be short. You're going to be over on some things and short on others and usually things work out. Sometimes you have to put things in the parking lot. And say hey. It's been fifteen minutes. I thought we could finish in fifteen minutes. We can't we're in a table it we'll come back to the next meeting or we say this is the most important thing we're doing. Let's cancel a couple things of our agenda but you're going to get better and better over time as you irritate the process of figuring out. How long various items take simple as that.
A highlight from SE67 | Generating Fan Engagement with Chase Baker of the Fan Controlled Football League
"So more people like you can check it out. Thank you now. Let's get into this episode and welcome chase baker. What was your experience working with twitter. Being a part of twitch before this ever came around did you partake in any of their content beforehand. Yes so i follow a number of contract creators and trends and people that enjoy washing. I've seen a lot of the people on twitch. I tried a stream for a little bit. I was very good at it. And so i appreciate the people that are putting the effort in but you know the thing is really poolicy to grow. Obviously it's known for the gaming platform but they're making big push the different kinds of content. They don't want to be kinda stuck in that little pinhole of just gaming you can see the there involving any kind of line broadcast that sports. It can be gaming obviously but music. You got artists on there. You got all kinds of different artists. Music drawing painting face painting. You got role playing is just the place where if you can create live you can find a home on twitch. Yeah no it's awesome because that's it right so many people thought of it as just a gaming platform and people were like well. What's twitch and that's where my kids and you go on there now and it's completely changed right and he got amazon's involvement with it and then you start seeing well. There's a football league on it. Well that's interesting. Amazon actually acquires the rights to thursday night football so even the content that's going to be coming even from the biggest league which is the. Nfl is going into a different platform because it was always like. Let's make it free. Let's put it on the big networks and now we're going into different traction. She's even on where they're going. So the thing is so many leagues have tried to come in and create something different but they never created anything different. It seemed like it was replicating what already existed in the difference was. The talent wasn't the same. And the thing i saw was that i felt like there was no history. There was no attachment to a teams. Like you just start liking team one day and it's not that easy to do like a lot of times. These teams are like for generations. And you went to the university. You go to boise state and man. You just have this sense of pride and you wear the shirt before even show up on campus. And then you're there and you go to a game and you got the bluefield like i'm in right with this like when's the next game and so things are changing. So when i had come across you and an event and then i was reading about fan controlled football mike. Well this is different. I felt like this is different and felt unique and have been doing more research on it and then you have this line of three tech geeks and a football player walk into a bar. That's the joke right. But it's not a joke. This is for real and i saw like okay. Well what's the viewership like. Is anyone washing this. And then you see the chart and you see the viewers going up and up and up and i read the reviews on accelerate. What other people think about this and the reviews are people are reviewing it. And they're excited about what's to come. Are you excited about what's to come with. Bank control football. Oh definitely definitely. I think we just kind of scratched the surface so much you can do so much interaction you can create within twitch and give me your whole community inside. Look and so that's what it's all about the twitches kinda opening door letting everybody into see how. We create a for bali and how their favorite player in the people that they get a watch that they get inside access and we tried to bring a lot of our players. We've got to get a montjuich. They're doing their own thing. We we started their own channels of a lot of became affiliated in the short time that they were there because yeah twitch brings engagement gain just give it from standard linear tv and so it's really unique. Yeah we've gamified to because sc fan iq so if you call plays and you get rioter than your iq goes up. There's so much intact that his game affiliation to wear. If i'm going to create engage i have to keep the user involved with it. They have to feel ownership which you can own a part of these teams right. You can buy shares in these teams but you have to you feel part of it and then it's like okay. Well now i have some gamification aspect to it as well. How is that been received and again we're talking about before. I'm getting going here for whatever reason i'm having some technical difficulties earlier on i'm good now but there's a ton of tack that's behind this league. This isn't just hey. Let's roll out the ball and lineup the lines. Let's go get it. There's way more going on behind the scenes when it comes to technology. Yeah no definitely. There were the full production team. They're integrating into Twitch part of what our team was responsible for his understanding what twitch audience likes but yet definitely there's lots Like you said it's a lot more than just plants more. Yeah before this came around. I'm just curious like whether it's football college -able nfl. Or just you pick league where you're getting bored or are you getting bored with the traditional telecasts of watching the game on tv not necessarily me. Well shoot i guess. I can't say that. Because i had cable or anything like that year. She since i was in minnesota two thousand fourteen when i got all cables and so yeah i haven't been around it awesome so i think that's pretty standard is your by cable they're going to the streaming services and there's not this action but we're not stuck on cable channels. Obviously jason rely football stuff. But if it's a game. I really wanna go see before the pandemic you just go to a sports bar restaurant and go hang out. Need lost the game. There's more social aspects of. That's the cool part about twitches is you're engaging with other people you see what other people's thoughts are doing their quarrels in what they think. Stupid kinda relates all the people in the chat and there's polls in ways the bed on it he Wager channel points on. We gonna win on his. We tried to bring different ways to do that as well. So there's one on one stuff on draft nights in our extra points the one on one so there's tons of different ways. We can t mobile people engaged in betting on the circumstances of win the alka. So yeah well there's a elements of betting fantasy right and so fantasy. Football's been fascinating to watch. Because now you see people who otherwise probably wouldn't care about football talk about their go to a party they'll go somewhere else and they're telling you who's on their fantasy team like you care but they're so engaged with it. It's become a major part of professional football right like whether the players like it or not. I think they go on both sides and some people are in the middle but the amount of attention that brings to where you. That's what fan control. Football's doing is. It's giving you that element of a sense of control but it's more like fantasy. It's like a sense of control. You really don't have a control fan control football you actually have that aspect of control and like you said engagement which i think is interesting. I do think though like watching a game on tv. No doubt people are watching these games. But there's a change in the youth and how they watch a game. I can sit with my son. And i could see. He's not interested in sitting there for three three and a half. Maybe even college football game can take four hours in college football. I love college football. It takes forever. Nfl's typically three. Maybe a little bit longer than they have their time slots very well organized. But like i've gotten more into soccer because soccer's two hours you get forty five minutes halftime forty five minutes. You know what you're going to get. It takes about two hours and you're done fan. Control full takes an hour. And i think that's this bite sized content. It's not that attention spans. I think attention spans is being definitely. They're down so so a little bit overrated because someone could go binge watch six hours of pick a show on netflix right and they can definitely stay involved with that show but at the same time as people wanted in bites cause a netflix show is thirty minutes or an hour each. It's breaking it down. So i can watch all your games but if i had to watch six games i could watch it and six hours right but each game takes about an hour. Did you do the team to fan. Control football say like. Hey we wanna chunk this thing down in the bites is because we think that the younger fan base is going to appreciate that
A highlight from WHY AM I JEALOUS?
"And now for your so katich announcements. We have a live class that we're super excited about this month. And we're gonna be talking about building consistent income whether it's in your business or real estate or investments we're gonna talk about the truth and allies around money. We're gonna talk about building assets we're go we're gonna talk about having a wealth mindset the tools that millionaires us life insurance real estate one. Oh one investing mistakes in an actual first steps where you can start to not only save money. We're gonna talk about tithing and how that's always a return we're going to cover it off. You want to make sure that you're there. Thursday may twenty seventh. Where can you find this information. Make sure you're part of the so case tribe facebook group. We get all the details. They're also make sure you mark your calendars for the twenty twenty one. So -cation retreat. I just want to be the real mean we're going to talk about releasing self-doubt on packing broken is loving the woman that you truly are forgiving. The woman that you were having a mindset that set to be a ceo the said to be a leader the set to be a woman that runs a podcast is set to be A woman that has a new york times bestseller. who is that woman under the title. That's where we're going to cover so we'll see you saturday. August twenty eight. All of the details are in the show. Notes as well as on local rene dot com. We'll see you there. Why am i. Jealousy spoon this one. This may be comfortable Talk about it guy. Welcome back to the episode. I'm your host logo rene. Just let you on what's going on this month. We do have monthly so occasion. Live classes in this month. We're gonna talk about building consistent income whether it's real estate investments and building. Well we're gonna talk about the truth and lives of money. The assets having a wealth mindset the tools millionaire us life insurance real estate one investing mistakes an actual first dibs when it comes to growing your portfolio. We're gonna talk about it. So why am i. j- ellis. Why do we get jealous. What i have learned about. Jealousy in comparison is they are more common in love and support. Jealousy and comparison are more common than love is support. Why i don't know but the graham until my instagram. The graham will have you in too much of your time. Steady other people and i study yourself and i've actually talked about this in my book. Never asked for permission again. Make sure there's no glare number one new release book ever go and they stole. Is your purpose chatter. The truth is we spend more time on the graham on facebook on tiktok scrolling and we haven't read our goals we haven't rating any of those declarations. I talked about. We haven't read you know any sense from a book. We haven't checked on anybody in our family. But we honest you know and i'm not saying i've mastered this. I'm not saying i don't grow. I am saying we have to be cautious of how much time. And how much energy re putting into something. Because we're getting something back we might think is entertainment but it's really casting things of what we don't have. We haven't accomplish. Who were not with. Were not traveling to what we don. Oh just old read over and over and over and life is bigger than who's lacked are photos who's watched our stories. You know who has commented on our hopes is bigger than the life is so much bigger than day and the two we're spending were given our live over two things that we're gonna have to sit back and say okay. Why am i say right. Now you'll even understand you don't even understand why your mood has shifted and this because we scroll it it really does victis and i say if we want to give rid of jealousy and comparison we got our own. Our mornings as a tribe are mornings. Have to be better. It has to be better and it had to guard it. The first thing we should do is the common agreement with ourselves is say thank you god. Is you know schedule out. Where we're gonna do for the day is do a couple crunches or some squashed awake ourself to have a glass of water before we even entertain the world. We need to come in alignment with ourselves. We have to guard our mornings. We have to do a better job of garden morning number. Two people for some reason. The culture is if i'm not gonna. I'm not gonna sit around. Be jealous. I'm gonna make other people jealous which is crazy right. I'm gonna. I'm gonna talk about my labels. you know how much spain i'm gonna talk about. You know. watch having to next and judge other house in a i was in the clubhouse other day and
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"I'm on a mission to change as many lives as possible. One story at a time. So i get most excited about is getting getting one on one with the client and getting them to work through their story so they can break free and get moving back on most of the people that come to me are stuck in some way and i hope and find that story that got him stuck. I help him rewrite it. And then they can just put the pedal down and get moving again and That fires me up. It's out that breaks that breakthrough moment of rewrite in that story. That taiji stuck forever and you didn't even realize it That's what i'm most excited about my business. Good job man. Good good business good idea. Yeah i'm all in. I wish you were around. When i was stuck in frustrated. I don't know what we want there. You go so. Let's talk a little bit about you growing up. So where did you grow up. I grew up in san jose california. So i was in a big city but But i was in the burbs. And i'm the youngest of Five kids so big. Big family Yes it was wild and we were the first sort of first of a big family that moved to the west coast. So even though there's only five plus my parents very quickly. My grandmother moved in and then all the aunts and uncles and everybody who moved from the east coast to the west coast. Lived with us for a while so now. So you're the sort of like maiden head of the family migration to the west coast. Yeah anywhere from nine nine to fourteen people living in my house one time growing up so it was wild show right. There felt like it just fighting to get the bathroom. I bet you only had one. Yeah yeah all. My brothers are over over six foot and big huge men. I'm five ten. And i always joke that i was fighting to get enough calories to get get enough to get the height. Yeah i get it. I was the youngest of three. So we're equally damaged. That's that's that's right. Yeah yeah but we got the Gregarious the the the youngest child always comes out just aching for attention right. Yeah i think so. That's that's what we were anyway. We digress and go into a therapy session but let's move on. So did you go to college. I went to college at uc. Santa cruz got a degree in environmental studies of all things and then a basically after college i just spent over a decade as a raft and a mountain guide so Lived in the back of my truck made like eight thousand dollars a year and have one hundred nights in a sleeping bag every year. at least and Had a blast so. I told me i retired my twenty and then i started paying for it in my thirties and forties so after that i became a real estate entrepreneur and then eventually onto the to the coaching and speaking and writing work i do now. Wow let's talk a little bit because that's it. Sounds like you could have been on american ninja warrior climber. Right i was actually. I was an avid rock climber. For longtime yeah but but i was never in good enough shape. Those those people are absolute bc. Yeah so i. I would have failed miserably on that show. It's crazy just imagining the way you have to do that. That kind of grip strength. Oh yeah you know. I try to get a drink. I can't open pickle jars. I know the tricky to smack the bottom. Okay so how did you figure out this whole gig of like there's a story in your head it's holding me back. How what's the superhero origin. Story of the idea of there's a story in your head and you're you're like listening to it and then that is it's got like some sort of hold on. You're stuck how did you find a yeah. I think it's it's gonna end up being a far less. Glamorous story a superhero origin story. But yeah about in in twenty thirteen. My mom suddenly died suddenly and unexpectedly and very quickly. And that's that threw me into yes. Sixty eight at the time we. We took her into the hospital thinking she had a massive. And turn out to be a massive tumor and then it went very quickly And so yeah. It was really hard. It's threw me into two years of the depression. Frustration and anger.