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A highlight from Real Estate Coaching | 14 Shifting Market Rules
"And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Welcome back. First of all, I want to say thank you to all of you for giving us such fantastic feedback on the podcast we did yesterday and if you've not listened to that one, you definitely definitely want to go back and listen to that podcast. I suspect it'll probably be one of our most downloaded and listened to podcasts, certainly for this year. And it is 15 reasons why there will not be any kind of real estate crash. So if you've not listened to that on iTunes on stitcher, on Spotify or over on YouTube, please go and listen to all of those points, those points were not puffery or are really opinion pieces. They were based on facts and it's incredibly important that you understand that for your own, I think mindset, but also when you're talking with consumers. Because the reality of it is, is this is going to be historically, what are the best times to buy a house? And I'll just encapsulate it like this. Yes, of course, last year was even better. The year before, maybe even better. But you know the old story is the best time to play in a tree. If you is now versus ten years from now, and that's kind of the way of thinking about what's going on in the housing market because I read several reports yesterday that because the inflation that we're experiencing right now, it's believed to be over 20%. We've talked about that on this podcast before, that if you're looking at really what the hypothetical inflation or let's just use real estate terms appreciation will be on house over the next say 24 to 36 months. It could go up by as much as 50%. So if you think houses are expensive now and if you don't believe there's going to be a real estate crash, then imagine how you'll feel 24 or 36 months from now if you had not purchased a house and it's that much more expensive. And that's kind of an interesting way of thinking of it because it'll keep your head screwed on straight. And if for no other reason, you should be encouraging your clients to be purchasing homes because right now for the first time in Julie and I was 30 years in the real estate industry. It's actually cheaper for most Americans to make a house payment even at these higher interest rates than it is to rent the equivalent house. That's never happened before. At least in the last 30 years joules than I've been in real estate, either selling or coaching agents. So what we're going to be doing today, and probably for the next few days, is we're going to be talking about the 14 shifting market rules. And these rules are designed to help you keep your head screwed on straight, but really what these are designed for, new agents. You don't have anything to deprogram. You're not going to have to have a bunch of stuff in your attic that Julie and I are going to have to force clean out, right? More seasoned agents, you're the ones that are going to be struggling. And by season, I mean anyone that's been in the business for more than 24 or 36 months because all new rules are, by the way, the old rules are coming back into play and the rules that were essentially applying to the market for really the past 14 years. Those rules are going to be replaced by the rules that were in the market prior to that. You'll understand more as we present these points. That's right. And we recognize that many of you have never actually for reals experienced a shifting market. So we're taking that into consideration with these points. And before we get started with that, a special shout out to Chris Leone in Chicago because he used the podcast that we just presented on him being a guest on somebody else's podcast to use knowledge equals confidence, ignorance equals fear so that he is the one who's being the leader. So here's before we get to our first point, I want you to remember, don't overreact the market is shifting, not crashing. There's a big difference. Knowledge equals confidence, ignorance equals fear. If you expect buyers and sellers to transact with you, you must be educated, motivated, and proactive. So point number one, more days on the market, do not equal low ball offer time. This is a mistake some of you are already making. You'll probably pay list price instead of over list price. You might be able to have it inspected and possibly not have to guarantee the appraisal gap. Don't lose again just because you're getting too aggressive too quickly, the market is not crashing. It experienced buyers. Absolutely an experience it's a great point, Julie. Inexperienced buyers agents do not try to whoo buyers to work with you because you're somehow going to be the greatest negotiator ever and get them the deal of a lifetime on a house because what's going to quickly happen is you're going to lose, you're going to lose the time you spent with those buyers and then you're going to be right where you started except now you're going to have some wounds to lick. So do yourself a favor and do educate buyers using facts. Do educate sellers who are thinking about buying. And that's the whole point of being a real estate professional. Make sure you are applying what we taught you yesterday, hopefully on this podcast you listen to it. And these points today. And don't make your life so complicated. It really here's the thing, guys. A market like this is one of the best markets to be in because of all the changes that are happening. So if you don't emotionally fight the changes and you start adapting to what the new market is demanding of you, then you're going to win and you're going to win while everyone else is sort of hoping and praying the market returns to the way it was. And that's what we're experiencing right now. And it's this whole industry, right? You're all state industry agents, they're being forced to adapt to this new market. So if you're feeling any kind of stress and strain in the marketplace, maybe you're a great listing agent, you have lots of houses and contracts, but the buyer's agents are a little bit frayed on the edges. It's because they're not adapting. It's because they're buyers aren't adapting. Why? Because knowledge equals confidence ignorance equals fear and they don't know what's going on in the market, let alone how to counsel their real estate clients to follow what essentially are these new rules of how to get a deal in contract. That's right. So the subtitle to these points might be how to not lose your clients by ours and sellers in a shifting market. Or your sanity. And or your sanity. Yeah. Point number two, set your sellers expectations for two scenarios. Yes, it may sell right away, possibly with multiple offers.
A highlight from Place-Based Learning in Hawaii with Whitney Aragaki
"Partnering with the Hawaii virtual learning network, she aims to provide equitable access to environmental science and computer science courses, statewide. Speaking with Whitney was such a privilege, as was learning about how everything from the location of her school to her hobby of open water swimming informs her teaching. Now, let's dive into the episode. Whitney, thank you so much for joining us on teachers in America for so glad to have you. And you are from YA high school in Hawaii. So let's talk about your teacher journey. Oh, my teacher journey. I was raised in a family of educators. My mother is a high school biology teacher. My father taught in the community college system and quite honestly, I would say that I never intended to be a teacher. Frankly, I said things like, I'm not going to go into the family career. I aspire to be international relations in environmental sciences and things that I saw as helping humanity and helping global progress through an environmental lens. And when I was in college, I went to swallow more college in Pennsylvania, I quickly saw the world in a different lens. And it took me from these engineering computer science and foreign language courses into where I found more comfort and soulless, which was in biology, environmental science, and education. My parents had convinced me that if I take at least one education course, they'll be happy. So I did acquiesce, I took into education, and I think that question changed my life. When I got to see how education is a root of all power in our societies that whatever pedagogy is being professed in a classroom or even an informal education environment, it changes how societies learn think and grow. And from that point, my professors and college put me on this trajectory of what is your passion point and my passion point always is to help my help children and to help the environment. And I guess the short and fast of it is that it may be see that teaching would accomplish all the things that all the goals that I had thought for myself prior to, going to college, but they didn't know way that was very unique and specific to my location and to my community. Thinking about your career and now you are a national teacher of the year finalist. You're one of the top four finalists. What are your parents saying? I would love to know the phone call or the hug, what was their first reaction? They definitely be with me on the entire journey. And this journey, again, started from what I was very young. You know, my mother is an amazing teacher. I just, I aspire to be her, I try to be what she can she was for her students. And now what she is from her grandchildren, my own children. She continues to teach every single day in the spheres of her influence. I'm lucky that I get to see her nearly every day because we live in the same town, and she's watching my children a lot of times. And I wanted to tell her in person, I thought that was the most respectful thing to do, and also I wanted to honor her as my first teacher. And she was like doing something, probably taking care of my dog at the same time. And I just loved it. And I said, mom, we did it. And I share with her not because it was a competitive thing, but she has been there every step of the way for me. And if I can go back to my teaching journey a little bit, my first year teaching, I was hired when I was 9 months pregnant with my first child. I was hired a week before the school year started. And she was still working at the time.
A highlight from Beyond STEAM: Blending All Subjects for Better Learning
"Goes to is what you're going to hear in August when we will be celebrating three years of the overthrowing education podcast. That's right, as you probably know, pretty much every episode has a foamer. A commercial parody about fake educational products we wish were real. And in honor of the three year anniversary, I felt it was time to honor the foam commercials with their own awards show. And our listeners, that's you will get to vote on your favorites. The polls will be opened on May 22nd through July 30th. That will give you plenty of time to catch up with any of the episodes, and their full commercials that you missed. We'll have categories such as best fake product. Outstanding voiceovers, best jingle. Funniest, cleverest, and fake product that we want right now. Plus a lot more. Then, in August, we'll have a special episode with video too, and you'll get to meet many of the voice actors you've heard over Me. Is that the music playing me off? I have so many people to thank. Wait a minute. The fozzy awards because they're worth it. Hello. And welcome to overthrowing education. If you've listened to this show before and if not, welcome. Then my guest's voice will sound very familiar. He is not only my announcer and a regular voice on the phone commercials, but he is also an educational technology expert who is currently working as the director of IT and also as the steam teacher in a high school here in Los Angeles. He's also been a middle school science teacher and has taught chemistry, physics, math, robotics, computer science, and a lot more. At the high school and college level. And if all of that wasn't enough, he is also my husband. As you can imagine, we talk about education all the time in my family. I remember when my now teenage son was in like second or third grade, he said to me, I really like this assessment my teacher gave us, but here's how I think it could be even better. In any case, one thing that we talk a lot about in wanting to improve education is how important cross curricular learning is. And while having stem or steam classes is helpful if they're actually done right, we could be doing better a lot better. So imagine you are sitting around the dinner table with us while we chat about the importance of cross curricular learning and how to make it happen. All right, hello, yossi. Hello, but sheva. Oh my goodness. So there's really a lot that I want to talk to you about. And one of the things that I actually kind of remember when steam and stem came around or stem first and then steam came around, but I don't really know where the origin of it was, what was originally the ideas and the goals for stem, and of course, as I said later, steam. Instead of just focusing on science in a class and math in a class each separately. What do you have to know? Well, here's the thing that I remember, what sticks in my mind, it's a black and white newsreel kind of video. It was, oh, it was television interview. That's what it was. It was a television interview with Wernher von Braun, who was involved in the German rocket program for their missiles. And he defected to America, came to America, and he worked with the moon projects and the like with Nassau. So he's kind of considered the father of rocketry. There are others that also hold that title, but he was being interviewed. It was like for a 60 minutes or something, and it was kind of funny because I showed this video clip to my students in this television interview. They had a bunch of young people around him and he was talking to them. And one of them was actually named Bill Clinton. It's not the Bill Clinton. It was a Bill Clinton. But all my students and I as we were watching this black and white news broadcast this clip. We thought it was kind of funny because it was Bill Clinton.
A highlight from Real Estate Training | NO Housing Crash, 15 Facts
"Coming soon? There are many conflicting quote experts who claim that a crash is looming. But what follows are as Tim said facts not fluffy. You decide what's true and what's ill informed puffery. All these facts are easily discovered using Google. At the end of these points, the prevailing thoughts we hope you will have are of confidence, a sense of direction and a sense of purpose. The purpose is to be of service to others as a real estate professional. Your role is to be of service to those who need to buy or sell a home. Remember that knowledge equals confidence and ignorance equals fear. So all of these are great fact based points. These are all factual points that we researched up to the second, literally like minutes ago. For all of you guys. So this is when you're having those thoughts yourself, maybe you're somebody who hasn't bought a house yet. When you have buyers asking you, these are talking points so that you can have knowledge equals confidence instead of speaking out of headlines that may or may not be true. And now we're going to go through 15 points and these are not, like I said, there's not a lot of bloviating on these points. We're just going to give you the facts. These notes as all as are all of our notes are waiting for you over on our main website Tim actually hear us dot com. Usually there are also available on iTunes and on Spotify assuming the OS put on all of our notes with the show description. So you just got to open up the show description. There will be all the notes, usually that's why it works. Speaking of iTunes and Spotify, I want to thank you for those of you who have given us a 5 star review on both of those platforms. If you have to choose one, choose iTunes, it's the Mac daddy of all podcast apps, but please do give us a 5 star review over at iTunes. We really do sincerely appreciate it. I think you'll find after you hear these points today that you have probably been looking for this information because maybe you're being convinced or someone or some things are trying to convince you that the best days in your real estate career are behind you or maybe you're a new licensee and maybe you have people telling you that you're joining a throw on time. Well, we're here to tell you that you're not only joining at the right time or you're not only in real estate at the right time, but this is perhaps the best time in the last 25 years because of all the consternation because of all the perceived headwinds and fear if you are as Julie's last point that you just read to you. Knowledge equals confidence in ignorance equals fear. If you're feeling confident and if you're feeling a sense of direction after listening to today's points, please do repay the incredible emotional debt and give us a 5 star review. See that tie in. That's the least they can do. That's right. Give us a 5 star review on iTunes and on Spotify, we certainly appreciate it. And for those of you who do, we are also going to qualify to receive a free copy of our autograph bestselling book Harris rules, which is available on Barnes and noble and available on, I mean, it's everywhere. Barnes and noble Amazon also available on audible, but it's simple. Just give us a 5 star review on iTunes are on Spotify. All right, so we're gonna go through these points and like I said, we're not gonna lollygag on any of these points just so that you guys can get these clear in your head and we know that a lot of you will find some of these things interesting and perhaps challenging and you'll go to do your own homework and here's the easiest way to do it. Go to our notes, drop it in the note into Google and then you'll find probably the same sources that we used for our research. Now, Julie and I did not spend a lot of time worrying about the exact number. So when we get to numbers and facts, generally speaking with Julie and I would do is we would just round off, right? So if it's something like, you know, 1.256%, whatever, we just rounded up to 2%. Just because we could find differing results from differing sources that would maybe be within the same realm of some percent of error. So we just rounded up. So just in we'll tell you when we did that in case some of you are trying to write something or create content that's far more analytical than what we're doing for the sake of today's show. That's right. And it's also a lot easier to memorize less than 1% than less .1235%, right? So we are making it easier for you to talking points.
A highlight from 72: The Lifestyles of the Mathematical and Famous (an Interview with Author Robert Black)
"Robert black is an author who has written a 6 book series about 7 info jam mathematicians, their lives and their work. To talk about his ladies books and the series itself, we have Robert black on today. All this and more on this episode of breaky math, episode 72, the lifestyles of the mathematical and famous, an interview with Robert black. I'm Sophia, and this is breaking math with me I have on Robert black. Welcome. Thank you. I'm very glad to be here. All right, so I guess I'm going to start by asking why you wrote this series. Who's your audience? What do you hope for people to get out of this series? Well, I write my publisher is royal fireworks press, which is a small press in New York, about an hour and a half outside the city. We market a lot to give to children programs, home school programs, that sort of thing. And I've been working for the past ten years actually or more on using storytelling to communicate math concepts. I kind of have both in my background. I've been writing for 35 ish years and I'm an engineer and my parents are math teachers and still keeping up with it even now that they're retired and in their 80s, my dad does FaceTime tutoring sessions with one of my nieces and my mom just took a new tutoring gig to help somebody with geometry. So it goes with me. I started looking for ways to use storytelling to teach math because math does not have the best reputation in education circles and especially in this country. If you watch TV, you know, math has always something that kind of the nerd character does off to the side. So I got the idea that we can use storytelling to show that math is something that real people do for real reasons to solve real problems. And so of course, my first attempt to do this was a fantasy series about a girl who sees monsters and ghosts and werewolves and it turns out that they're all bad at math that people are afraid of monsters, but monsters are afraid of math and this girl my main character can do math and so they all come to her for help with their math problems. Yeah, that's really, that's really interesting and just the whole storytelling aspect I mean I've often said on this podcast that if sometimes you've had if you're struggling to read a concept to understand a concept, read the motivation for it because there's often a story there, you know, a struggle. And I think it's great that your work focuses on that. And it strikes me to that your mission is very similar to breaking maths mission, which is to take mathematics, which is taught as a famous paper, I remember, said, if you had paint by numbers instead of finger painting in a kindergarten people might grow up to hate painting in art, so it was just one of those things that is really cool to people who often weren't traumatized with math. And it's seen often as a tragic experience even for teachers who have to teach math to their elementary school students and things like that. Absolutely. And something that came to me just in the past couple of weeks. You know, they've had this kerfuffle in Florida over banning math textbooks and once they started to release some of the math textbooks that were supposed to be objectionable. What a lot of them had is this thing called social emotional learning and I didn't know what that was and I still don't know what that is beyond 30 seconds of reading Wikipedia, which contrary to some ideas some people thinking is just not make you an expert. But just the fact that they see a need to include teaching empathy and feelings with math gives you the idea that most people have the assumption that math isn't a feeling thing that math isn't a human thing and so when I started looking into that over the past couple of weeks it's just like, well this is what I've been trying to communicate for ten years is that yes math is a feeling thing and math is a thing that human beings do. And so now we've gone way off track from your original question, but now I'm going to circle back to it. The idea of the biographies is that here are some real people in history who made some major breakthroughs in mathematics for all sorts of human reasons for all sorts
A highlight from Real Estate Training | Introverts Real Estate Success Plan (3)
"All right, before we get to a point number ten, remember listen to the previous 9 points on the previous two shows. Also titled the same thing introverts real estate success plan. We have obviously been dealing with a lot of change that's affecting the economy. And these are all changes that Julian and I, if you listen to our podcast, have been preparing you for years. Several years. And earnest, I think, can really the last two years because that's when we started noticing the amount of change happening in a quickening pace because of frankly because of COVID. And then when we saw the government print quote unquote, trillions of dollars, we knew that there was going to be some kind of negative ramification in the long run and that's what we're experiencing now with inflation. So what we're going to be sharing with you guys today before we get to again point number ten are some of the things that Julie and I have been noticing. Now, if you will remember a couple weeks ago, Julie and I asked offered Julie's personal coaching and the reason was is because we wanted to Julie had a handful of clients that she's had forever and she wanted to pick up another say 5 or 6 I ended up she'd picked up like I think 8 or ten personal clients because we wanted to really make sure we had our finger on the pulse of the market around the country. And so we were selectively looking for agents that were fit some criteria, but the biggest ones being where we didn't have overlapping markets. In other words, we didn't want like 5 agents in Beverly Hills or whatever. Well, I mean, we wouldn't have minded, but for the sake of what this experience. This construed what I'm saying. Because Julian, I don't do a lot of personal coaching anymore. We have a staff coaches that coach for us. We have a coaching business the whole thing. But Julie wanted to get back into personal coaching at 1111 extent so that she could get right back into the groove of things because we saw things were changing. And agents always are the best sources of information about really what's happening in the housing market because you guys are frontline deployed. You will know, sometimes two or three months before the rest of the world knows what's truly happening in housing. So Julie and I were sitting yesterday debriefing at the end of the day as we're apt to do. And she was rattling off some of the things that she said that she observed. I'm teaching her up here, but she started out the conversation saying that she thought yesterday earlier this week was going to mark the sea change or going to mark the endpoint to the old market in the start point to the new market because of the things that she was hearing from, especially her more experienced coaching clients. All right, so Julie, I teach you up what types of things for your hearing. Well, and I probably will be making a podcast about much of this just to drill down further. But this is from the front lines this week. And I would the first thing that I noticed because as my primary goal as a coach is to help my coaching clients move forward with what they're dealing with. And to take them to the next level faster than they can do on their own. So that's my primary directive. Because of the market really. Especially because of the market. But that said, while I'm talking to them, I'm also jotting down different notes about what they're saying to me so that I can connect the dots and see if something is going on at large, because this week I had varied calls anywhere from Chicago to the Ozarks to Florida to Alaska to Montana two clients in Wisconsin. You know, it's pretty much everywhere, right? In the middle of the country, both coasts, and beyond, we even have a client in Guam. So here's the thing that maybe almost shocked me in a way. I had literally 5 calls 5 out of 6, and the only reason the 6 wasn't like this is because it was a newer agent. But my other 5 were very experienced agents who have listing inventory who are doing deals they have 5 to ten pending a piece, okay? So they're in it. Every single one of them wanted to talk about price reductions. Yeah. And I thought that was very interesting because it has been a long time since I had a string of coaching calls from different parts of the country that all had similar themes, which was price reductions in those price reductions ranged from 10,000 to about a 100,000. So let's set this up. We've been coaching for I always have to remind myself, we have tens of thousands of listeners and not all of them have been listening to us for years. But Julie and I have been in the real estate industry for over 30 years. And we have, we bought our first House and did our first transaction in our early 20s, right? Now we're a little older than that. And we've been through many downturns, but we've been in a coaching business. We've been through really three arguably four downturns. And what you're describing and this is what we talked about yesterday was what happened in, it was really 2006, late 2006. And late 2006, I don't remember actually what month it was. I remember having this is when I was doing a lot of coaching. I had a string of calls where the agents were all telling me about their deals falling apart because the buyers couldn't get financing. And it was the first subprime lender that failed, which was called, I think, new century, and they were in Irvine. I remember I wouldn't say it was June or July because you and I again were comparing notes and it was about the same week your clients and my clients were experiencing similar changes. But prior to that, what we noticed again, the advantage of being a coach. They had of being a coach at our scale is that we had coins and all these different markets. We also have listeners in 61 different countries. But what we noticed was in certain key markets and Julie and I will watch and we still do key bellwether markets. Although it's changed as a result of COVID, really, because people spread out and they're no longer so focused on just cities. Anyway, the market inventory, the
A highlight from Real Estate Training | Introverts Real Estate Success Plan (2)
"Today's part two today is day two. Make sure you go back and listen to yesterday's podcast to get caught up. We're going to be starting on point number 5. And Julie and I always like to start our podcast, sharing with you some of the experiences that some of you are having our personal coaching clients from around the country. Now, remember, our premier coaching, that program has hundreds, if not thousands of active members. But Julian, I do have a handful of coaching clients. We work for work for well, we do work for them. We do. Yeah. On a regular basis and from those experiences, we actually are very grateful oftentimes because even though we are indeed helping those folks move their business and personal lives forward, we're also learning a lot about what's going on in their markets. And that's the reason when Julie and I are considering working with someone as a personal coaching client, we're very selective because if we have a lot of, for example, we don't want a bunch of people that are we don't want to be coaching competing agents in our particular market, right? This is true. Yeah, I mean, I've had that happen before. So if you without knowing it, it's weird. You realize you're actually you have two coaching clients that are competing for the same listing. I have had that happen a few times. And we try to avoid that or maybe they end up partnering together something like that. But yeah, we are pretty particular and that's one of the reasons. Right. Well, we have clients you and I have clients. You primarily have clients and pretty much all the most expensive markets around the country, but not all of them are particularly expensive, really. We have a good variety. So from those experiences, I'll tell you one thing for sure. The active listings this month nationwide has almost gone up by 50% month over month. The active listings in the country right now, I believe is, and this is, you know, this month obviously, 549,000 active listings in the desert include new construction, doesn't include the stuff the sound and the moss. This is just MOS data. I believe that number is correct. Point being is if you look over just the past few months, the number of available homes for sale has just skyrocketed. And it's going to continue to. And that's just, you know, what happens this time of year. And don't be surprised when it happens this time of year. And don't be surprised that a lot of the folks that are putting your houses for sale are moving for the normal natural organic reasons they want to get a bigger house, a smaller house. They inherited the house, I mean, that's the nice thing about being on the listing side of the business, there will always be people that want to transact no matter what the economy is doing, no matter what inflation is doing, no matter what. Politics, no matter whatever is going on in the world, people will always need to sell. They won't always need to necessarily buy a second or third home. The buying side of the equation in real estate is definitely where the most of the headwinds are. So again, what we've always geared you guys towards is becoming the most powerful listing agents you can and then you'll become great buyers agents along the way because of the fact you have the listings. But I'll tell you for sure. I had a coaching client our coaching LA New York prior to this podcast. And the inventory is definitely increasing. What do you experience? I have had, I think, 5000 calls today. And in every market, I would say, yes, some more significant than others, but all of them have rising inventory. Now, along with observing that it's rising inventory and I always ask, you know, what was the source of those listings? And that sort of thing. But also, as a result of the rising inventory, have you seen days on the market increase? And I think in most cases, a little bit, you know, two weekends, maybe three weekends instead of one, two or three offers instead of 20 in some cases. And there are other little pockets, especially as you go towards first time buyer stuff, you still have multi multi offers. Which goes to you having to actually prep your sellers for having the expectations that are a match for the market, right? So if your sellers are still entering into or still believing that it was last year's market, they're going to be frustrated when the house doesn't sell in 22 seconds with 6000 competing offers. Well, that's right. And so what we're starting to see is sellers are beginning to not counter an already amazing offer, right? They're saying, oh, I ought to take that. I had to take what I've got because maybe the market's changing on me. So little nuances of behavior is what we're seeing. And I think the prevailing conversation I'm having is, how am I going to deal with telling the seller what's really going on? Not losing the listing because I don't want to freak him out. Still having energy and enthusiasm for the situation and really balancing that out and setting that seller's expectations. Well, what if it sounds ridiculous to experience agents? What if it takes three weeks instead of three seconds? Like I can barely say that. Our average stands in the market, Julie and I sold real estate. It was 91. And the average day is in the market and where we sold drill estate in Columbus Ohio was over 6 months. It was like a 181. So we used to basically be able to sell ourselves as listing agents. One of the ways of doing it say, well, look at what our average daily market is, mister seller versus, you know, most of the other agents according to the Columbus board of rollers. Many of you, I don't even know what you do with yourselves if you had to keep a listing happy for 91 days. Well, they panic is what they did. First of all, so we've had some calls about that. And the advantage that you have, having a little bit of that conversation when you take the listing, not to the point where you're going to freak them out and have them think that you don't really think you're going to be able to sell it. And have the conversation after you've taken the listing, don't have the conversation before, because then they're going to start, they're going to read into what you're saying.
A highlight from Real Estate Training | Introverts Real Estate Success Plan
"And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Hello, we are back and we have a fantastic podcast series that we're starting today. This will probably be what do you think, three or four shows, maybe? Probably four. Right. And this is a iteration on our very, very popular podcast that we did, which was basically how to be incredibly successful in real estate when you're an introvert. And we had such great feedback on that. It was one of our most downloaded podcasts. One of our most shared podcasts, so we have updated the notes by Wii. I mean, misses Harris is updated. Because she is our in-house introvert. Well, we're both introverts. Let's just start out by putting that out there. But Julie is the classic introvert, which I think we're going to be a lot of you will definitely benefit from hearing how Julie was able to be incredibly successful selling real estate because of the fact that she was an introvert. So it's a total twist on what may be a lot of you have been led to believe about what the necessary personality style is to be successful selling real estate. Now, I want to start out by thanking all of you. You have been listening to us begging and pleading for 5 star reviews on iTunes and Spotify. And one of you had the gall to ask us for a free autograph book in exchange for a 5 star review on iTunes. Now, technically, we can not pay for reviews, but unlike the idea of it. So here's what we're going to do. We're going to do a contest. And for all the best and this is starting so some of you have given us podcast reviews on iTunes, starting the beginning of this month, so you already qualify. So let's say all the podcast reviews that go back maybe, let's just call it 20 days. We'll qualify for this. And what we're going to do is Julie and I and our staff, we have 22 people that work for us at our coaching company. We're all going to vote on the podcast reviews that we receive on iTunes and Spotify. And those who have the best reviews will receive an autographed copy of our bestselling book called Harris rules. Now, the Harris rules book is also available
A highlight from Real Estate Training | 5 Step System, Centers of Influence & Past Clients
"Your centers of influence and past clients. Now, some of you are a brand new agents. And so you don't know how to get started. Others of you have been in the business for a long time and maybe have not really worked your centers of influence in past client lists to the highest levels. But we're here to tell you because of what's going on in the economy right now because what's going on in the housing market interest rates and all the other things. Now is perhaps one of the best times to be calling folks because we're going to be, frankly, when you call them, you're going to be delivering our script, they're about to share with you, and that script is going to be a very welcome message that all of them are going to want to hear. And you'll understand more when you listen to today's podcast. But I'm going to start out by thanking all of you. Thank you for continuing to keep this number one listed to a daily podcast for real estate professionals in at least the United States and thank you for all the great 5 star reviews on iTunes and on Spotify. Now if you've not left a 5 star review for this podcast on iTunes and Spotify, please do that urgently. There's tens of thousands of you that download and listen to this every single day. There's been over 20 million of you that have downloaded this podcast. So we would certainly appreciate it if some of you would reciprocate and giving us a 5 star review on iTunes and on Spotify. By the way, the theme of the script that we're going to be sharing with you today is all about reciprocation, reciprocation and its simplest form is when you're walking into say, for example, a store or a restaurant or what have you, and somebody opens the door for you. Have you ever noticed that you're sort of almost spiritually connected to the person wanting to pay them back for that favor to the point where you'll go out of your way to open the door for them when they're leaving, that type of thing, you've all experienced that hopefully. Yes, hopefully. That is reciprocation. So please do reciprocate by giving us a 5 star review on iTunes or on Spotify. It's like that tie in. That was really good. That's kind of sneaky. Yeah. It was. There you go. So yes, if you could choose your next listing, what source would it come from almost all of you possibly a 100% of you would say somebody who you already knows you, somebody who you already know, somebody in your past client list, your center of influence, or a tight referral.
A highlight from EXP Realty Must Ask Questions Answered | Real Estate Training
"About the market and real estate and learn the most innovative ways of doing things, listen to them, they are so thorough with their explanations and truly appreciate and care about their following. I DMed them on Instagram with a question and got a response faster than you'd ever think because I can only imagine how many people reach out to them every day. I'd suggest to literally time block to Michelle time into your schedule daily and thank you so much. Thank you, Jess, for your 5 star review. We certainly appreciate you. I had to say, Jess and all the rest of you, I'm always amused. I have to say when you're surprised that we actually do what we say and which suggest all of you do, which is called furiously fast lead follow-up. And Julie and I have interwoven into our DNA to always do a furiously fast lead follow-up, same with all of our staff and our faculty and our sales team. But yes, I appreciate the kind words Jess and thank you for being such an enthusiastic listener, and Julie, we have another one, and I haven't read this one yet, so hopefully it's all good. This is 5 stars, so I hopefully will be. Good start. All right, from dodie rock and dodie writes, absolute education gold. I've been listening to real estate coaching radio for about a year and have learned so much. I went on a listing appointment Sunday Night and nailed it thanks to Tim and Julie. The sellers agreed to let me list the home, but as I was leaving, mister seller said, I guess tomorrow I'll have to call our old realtor and let her know we're going to work with you. It was awkward. I should have offered to make that call for her. Tim had just mentioned that scenario on the podcast last week, but I dropped the ball and didn't offer it. The seller called me the next morning to let me know the past agent took it hard, and they just had to use her because they're such good Friends. I lost the listing because I didn't act in the past I would have wondered what I could have done differently. Now thanks to Tim and Julie, I immediately knew exactly what I should have done, and I will never make the same mistake twice. So thank you. Here's to the next one. So we're going to get on to our topic for today and how to choose the right real estate brokerage. Now, if you are in a real estate brokerage and you think everything is fine and dandy, use the notes from today's podcast to kind of just do a little bit of introspection deciding whether or not you are in alignment or your brokerages in alignment with your future. And there's never been a better time to take a hard look at your brokerage decision based on what's going on in the interest rates, the economy and inflation and all these other frankly kind of cyclical things that are happening in the United States right now. I am the rest of the world. But who you choose to be in alignment with or who you choose to go through this next phase in the real estate market with is critical to your success because if you're choosing a brokerage who's just getting along or getting by the skin of their teeth and aren't forward thinking or worried about how to make their ends meet and I'm describing basically most real estate brokerages out there, chances are a they're not going to be in business for much longer or B you're going to go down with the ship. So our strongest of suggestions is during times of change like what we're experiencing now, you have to open your mind to all possibilities. That's it. So choosing the right real estate broker is perhaps the most important decision that every real estate agent has to make. So on today's show and it might turn into a two part series. We'll see. We're going to share with you the top ten questions to use when interviewing potential real estate brokerages. These questions are perfect for new agents and seasoned agents that's all of you listening who might be in need of a broker upgrade. Now the old question was, what are you paying your real estate broker? Fees commission splits, et cetera, but the new question is, what is your broker paying you? So we've compiled questions to ask when choosing a real estate brokerage and why we chose the XP realty. So a lot of the agents will assume that support, they don't really define what they want. It's sort of like good customer service with the heck does that really mean? So these questions, and by the way, they're ended up being more than ten. I added a desk. Of course. The questions really are designed to, look, again, great service. Everyone does that. Well, you have fresh sort of fresh coffee when you walk in. There's a copier. In many real estate brokerages, that's the extent of your service. You'll put a voicemail into your broker or your office manager with some question and because they didn't answer your question right away, you're going to lose a deal, or you guys get all what's your expectation of what really great agent experiences that are real estate brokerage. And what we're going to do is we're going to give you these questions and then you might decide or discover that you've been accepting a lot of complacency with your present brokerage experience and had that complacency not been part of their system. You would have possibly made a lot more frankly made a lot more money helping a lot more people selling a lot more homes. But because you're in the environment in which you're in because you're working with people that are not really forward thinking because you're essentially trying to make a world that is no longer interested in basically they'll blockbuster versus Netflix analogy. Frankly, I don't even think that's even the best way of thinking and it's sort of like the way look at electric cars versus gas cards or look at Internet connection versus Starlink. So many things are moving so much faster technologically changing wise that a lot of agents aren't able to keep up. They're overwhelmed with having to decide while am I in the right situation and then they're just settling. Well, I'm just going to accept what this brokerage has to offer and they're not realizing the other opportunities that are out there. So these questions are designed for new agents and for seasoned agents and ask yourself these questions if you're saying Tim, you're maybe emotionally crossing your arms and you're saying, Tim, I don't want my brokerage is great. I'm not going to really change brokerages. That's fine. Leave these questions floating around in your mind anyway, and it might give you some suggestions and some ideas to bring to your broker to your office manager and how they can improve their own brokerage situation. Or if you are a broker and I'm hoping a lot of you who are listening who are brokers and team leaders and frankly, you know, in office managers, you're going to realize that a lot of agents expectations of what you're going to be offering as a real estate brokerage are massively changing. And I have great news for you. It's not about commission split. It's about a hell of a lot more than just commission split. Commissioner split used to be like back in the 70s, that's how agents would go about making like the 1970s before Julie and I were selling real estate. But that's when remax came online. That's when the whole 100% commission thing came online.
A highlight from Real Estate Agent Training | Step By Step Open House Plan
"Best things I think about this tight housing market is how well open houses are working. Now, if you don't have your own open house on your own listing this weekend, or next weekend, borrow and open from an agent or your broker in your office. It's also okay to hold any open house from any broker in your state. It's more important to lead with the right house than a particular agent or broker. You could also do an open house for new construction, do open houses on all kinds of different things. Now I'm going to share with you guys some basic, well, what should be basic information for all of you with regards to marketing, advertising versus actually being a proactively generator. Now, this doesn't directly relate to what we're going to be presenting today. But it's very important because it'll help you understand why a lot of the passive stuff just never has worked and never will work. So I'm going to take you guys through a scenario, longtime show listeners and coaching clients you guys have heard this before, but it's worth repeating. Let's say today you had to hire a roofer. And the roofer you have a roof Lake, it's on your own personal house, and the question I want you to mental exercise really, I want you to go through with us, is what how are you going to go about deciding who the roof is that you're going to hire? What's your process? And I'll walk you through the traditional or the typical process that people go through. And what I want you to pay special note to is how infrequently you're actually going to lean into advertising or marketing, which by the way is all social advertising. All right, so here's what you're going to do. And this is what everyone does. Whenever they're hiring anybody, not just roofers, right? Number one, do I know somebody personally? Do I know a roofer? Do I have somebody I've used in the past or what have you? Do I have a personal roofer in my phone that I can just text right now or call right now and have them fix the leak? And if the answer is no, then the next thing you're going to do is you're going to ask a trusted friend or adviser. That's the natural normal process that everyone goes through when deciding who they should trust as far as being a professional. And as far as being a service provider, that, by the way, is the same exact process that everyone goes through when making decisions about anything, not just what they're going to be buying. That exact same process is the same process you go through when just seeking advice in general. Do I know somebody that can help me with this problem? No, I don't. What do I know somebody who might know somebody who can help me with this problem? And then you continue down to the third filter. Now the third filter is, if you don't know someone personally, if you haven't been able to get a referral from a trusted friend or adviser, then and only then are you going to respond to some kind of marketing message. Now, here's the interesting statistical facts and you guys can Google and research the jeepers out of this. Julie and I did that. Actually, when researching this very example and it's in our book Harris rules, if you guys not purchased our book yet, it's great reading or listening to that matter it's on audible and I see a lot of you guys on Instagram who are posting the fact that you're listening and reading it right now. Absolutely a great foundational core element in every successful real estate agents life should be learning how to sell real estate over the long term how to create a long-term profitable business and that's what our book Harris rules is all about available in every major booksellers is not self published available, obviously on audible, but most efficiently it's available on Amazon if you want to get the actual soft cover, the hardcovers are long since sold out. So with regards to this process, you want to then realize that when someone's making a decision who they're going to hire to be a real estate, as far as role of state agent, either on the buyer or the seller side. If you're not in one of the first two categories, chances are you're not ever going to get found. So the first question again is, who do I know? The second question is if I don't know somebody who can I ask, who's my trusted friend or adviser to go to for advice in the third question is if I do not know someone if my trusted friends or advisers do not know somebody, then I'm going to marketing and advertisement will be where I'll end up. Now, percentage wise is now I don't remember this exactly Julie might more than me. But if I remember correctly, something like 5 or 6% of all buying decisions for a service provider or a product with someone seeking advice is made from advertising and marketing. In other words, virtually everybody. And if I remember correctly, Julie, it was something like 50% of the time somebody uses somebody that they used in the past. And then the next something like 85, obviously, 35% of the time, something like that. They get a referral from a trusted friend or adviser. And then the remaining single digit percent. And I do remember it's a single digit. It's like 5 or 6%. Right.
A highlight from 20 Hidden Sources Of Homes For Sale (4) | Real Estate Training
"We do load these two iTunes, our notes to iTunes into Spotify and then sometimes they show up on all the other podcast apps, but really for sure they'll be on Spotify and on iTunes. And by the way, when you're over there reading along and you're reading our notes, please do give us a 5 star review. A lot of you have been doing that. We certainly appreciate it on Spotify and on iTunes. It makes an enormous difference in telling the Spotify and iTunes algorithm that our podcast is definitely something that you appreciate. Maybe they should share it with other potential agents and listeners. So please do share our podcast by giving us a 5 star review and new share it with three other agencies you might know. This is and then if you're listening to us on YouTube, the pains me to say this. But do smash the like button and do please subscribe to our YouTube channel as well. The podcast is going to continue to pick up new listeners every single day. Our YouTube channel could do a lot better. So please do support us there by subscribing and by obviously liking or liking the videos as well. And this is and we'll hopefully continue for some time to come is the number one listen to daily podcast real estate professionals and at least the United States and now Julie ready for it. Yes. 63 different countries. Yeah. Now we're not number one in 63 different countries. I'm just saying we're being downloaded and listened to it in 63 different countries. So it's pretty awesome. And thank you for listening to us on a regular basis. Many of you are a regular listeners. Thank you for allowing Julie and I to live our mission, which is being of service to all of you and the betterment of your skill set so that you then hopefully will feel educated, motivated, and get you into action, helping people because of this market. So talking about this market, then we're going to get to point number 17. There is going to be over the next 30 days, listen to your coach or maybe Julie and I are your future coach. Listen to what we're telling you now. There is going to be an avalanche of what's going to feel like very negative news about housing. And the reason that it's going to be coming out is because of more rate hikes and it's going to be all a bunch of blow vation trying to basically get you to click and read the headlines. Now, you will be smart enough because you're a Tim and Julie Harris podcast listener to cut through the Mickey Mouse to know the truth, but you are buyers and your sellers and everyone else general public, but most likely will not. So a lot of people are going to be going into some varying degree of fear mode. And when that happens, people definitely are a little bit more reluctant to make decisions. And that then creates some emotional consternation. And that is by design because what the fed is thinking that they're going to do is head off rising inflation and that's going to slow the economy down. Well, the best way to slow the economy down is make people feel less confident when people feel less confident they'll spend, they'll be more selective on essentially taking out loans in particular. Well, you can not allow this cycle to adversely affect your potential and the real estate industry, especially this year, because here is what all of you know intuitively, you know what I'm about to say is true. I'm just wondering if you're taking action on it. Well, everybody else is digging their bomb shelter and, you know, getting ready and buying their prepper supplies. And by the way, if you guys noticed that the prepper emails are starting to fly again. But when everyone else is essentially going to interfere mode, you need to do the exact opposite because they're still our millions and millions of real estate transactions to happen this year, but they won't happen if you're in fear mode because if you're in fear mode, if you're fearful or if you believe that tomorrow is not going to be better than today, you're not going to take the actions that will be necessary for you to make tomorrow better than today. Matter of fact, you'll be an inaction or you will actually do the opposite and then you will walk in and ensure that your tomorrow is not better than today. It's all subconscious. It's a mental game right now, but don't think no matter how strong your mindset is, Julie and I are not immune to it either. We can definitely feel it. So no matter how strong you think your mindset is, you need to make it stronger. And the best way for you to do that, the hack for it, you guys love the word hack. But the hack board is, is to put your state, put yourself in a state of being in service to other people. When you're helping other people buy or sell real estate, not only are you making money, not only are you feeling successful, but you're feeling the gratitude of being in alignment with your highest and truest purpose, which is being of service to others. And that is really ultimately what cures all and one of the number one things all of you guys should be doing. Let me tell you this all the time on this podcast is making sure you are being incredibly selective on who you listen to and what you read. Whatever you're allowing into your head right now has to be reinforcing, you becoming the best version of yourself as a real estate professional and as a human, right? It has to be reinforcing that and not making you feel fearful. So if you're listening to something and you're reading something, you're watching something or you're interacting with people and I want you to be monitoring a strong suggestion is to monitor your internal state. How do you feel when you're listening to this podcast? How do you feel when you're watching CNN or Fox News? Do you feel the same? No, probably in this podcast you're feeling very uplifted, encourage motivated because we're telling you the truth and you innately know it's the truth. Whereas when you're watching CNN or Fox, if you notice, and I'm not, you know, whatever, right? Whatever it could be a podcast or it could be a reading some newspaper. If you're noticing your emotional state is becoming clenched, tight, fear based, do not consume any more of that garbage. Stop, you're being manipulated. And what comes after that is not anything that you want, you're going to naturally want to attract more fear based content. And as a result of that, what are you not going to do? All the things that you should be doing to put yourself in a position to help people and make money. What are you thinking, Julie? I'm thinking, I'll tell you where that doesn't happen is on our Facebook Live Sessions. Amen. None of that happens. I for Facebook like for premiere coaching. For a premiere coaching because what we do there is talking about what is happening, what is working. And I'll tell you a here's a trend alert, the trend alert is this. There are lots of listings coming, especially the second and third week of June. Why is that? It's because this fear and uncertainty, which, yes, largely as categorized by the news as, oh no, you know, the world's coming to an end. You better hold up and get your prepper stuff ordered, right?
A highlight from 20 Hidden Sources Of Homes For Sale (3) | Real Estate Training
"Because you continue to make the number one listen to a daily podcast for real estate professionals in at least the United States and we're listening to in 61 different countries. And we do pay special homage to all of our forward deployed military folks. I know we are listening to a lot in military bases around the world. So we honor all of your commitment to protecting our country. And remember guys, please do give us a 5 star review on iTunes of 5 star review on Spotify if you're listening to us on iTunes. Please remember to subscribe and even though I can't believe I'm saying this, smash the like button on YouTube. It's the person that's helping us with all this told me to make sure we ask you guys to smash the like button, which I assume means you're just supposed to click the little thing. Click the little blue thing that has the thumb up in the air. But yes, thank you for continuing to make this number one less two daily podcasts for real estate professionals and please do continue to support us by giving us a 5 star review on iTunes, 5 star review on Spotify or really whichever widget you're listening to, but chances are it's one of those two things. iTunes is something like 95% of all of our downloads. And then if you're listening to us on our fledgling YouTube station, our channel, please do smash the like button and please do subscribe. We certainly appreciate your continued support. So Julie, you and I had a discussion right prior to the start of the show that we are interviewing a lot of our coaching clients and we have thousands of them and the ones that we're closest to, those would be our personal elite coaching clients and asking them what their real true source for their most recent closings are, especially on the listing side. And what we're discovering is almost all of them are from proactively generation that comes from untraditional sources like what we're describing and we're helping this guys to understand from this podcast. that doesn't surprise me, but what it does surprise me is that how spoiled so many agents have been for over ten years, not having to know how to do the real work of real estate and not having to know how to actually go outside of the normal MLS and normal sources to get business. Now they're actually having to apply the skills that hopefully they've been learning as coaching clients. Yes, they're going to have to search harder than simply just the MLS.
US to Erase Student Debt for Those With Severe Disabilities
"The bike need ministrations announced it will automatically re student loan debt for Americans with severe disabilities who are unable to earn high incomes starting in September the education department will start a racing student debt for some three hundred twenty three thousand Americans listed by social security as permanently disabled the federal government already offer student debt relief but the current rules require that borrowers submit a lot of documentation advocates of complain some people have been dropped by the program for not getting their paperwork in on time like proof of earnings they best the debt relief be automatically implemented for those already in the social security system the national student legal defense network is calling the new policy a life changing step Jackie Quinn Washington
What I Wish I Knew Before Starting My First Adjunct Position
"What i wish. I knew before i got my first adjunct teaching position as an it instructor so in this video. I wanted to share with you. One of the major things that i really wish i knew and understood before i took my first position as an adjunct instructor I think that teaching at colleges universities community colleges is a wonderful way to break into teaching. And i am very thankful to have had the opportunity that somebody gave me that opportunity and as i move forward in my career in higher education was able to give so many people their first chance at a teaching at the university level level vocational school level etc. And so what i wanted to do though is to share with you to sort of reflect back a little bit on my own career and share with you. What i just kinda wish i knew. And there's one big day. There's a lot of things that i wish that i knew. But there's a i guess one big thing so i guess i let's go back a little bit so i knew i was going to be a teacher. I've always enjoyed teaching. I love working with people and helping them achieve their goals. i i i Teaching gig was in two thousand. I actually became a certified flight instructor and You taught adults how to fly. I also taught junior junior achievement. And i taught second graders about You know finance economics that kind of stuff that was. Those are really sort of my first gigs. In teaching actually think flight instructing came a little bit later in two thousand and two And then i also started teaching online in two thousand thirteen. I started working with educators for teachers who were bringing technology into the classroom and so Obviously using technology to teach online. That was a fantastic thing to be able to bring all these things together. And then i started my phd in two thousand ten and i completed that in two thousand fourteen with the goal that i wanted to keep progressing in my career in education. What i really wanted to do was i really wanted to start my own school. I wanted to start a school that would help. People advanced their technology careers. Earn a very good income And to be able to change their lives in I was been very passionate about helping. People really just changed their financial situation and oftentimes You know having a larger income higher income really does help level up their financial
Destenie Nock of Carnegie Mellon University on Fixing Energy Poverty
"My research group investigates how energy poverty will be affected by energy transitions an creates methods for identifying who is experiencing energy poverty when people hear the word poverty they usually think of people who have trouble affording their basic needs and the energy space most people assume in individuals energy port if they spend more than six percent of their income meeting their energy needs. The problem is that this assumes everyone is spending all the money. They need to keep their house at a comfortable temperature cook and use all of the other electricity appliances. We have become dependent on this misses. The people who use space heaters and their ovens to heat their homes due to high natural gas and oil prices and what about the people who keep their houses really hot in the summer because they cannot afford electricity in my research group we have created an energy poverty metric called the energy equity gap which identifies the households that are cutting their electricity consumption to reduce their financial burden. The energy equity gap is based on the difference in outdoor temperatures which members of different income groups are likely to start using their a c. We find that. The energy equity gap between low in high income groups ranges from four point seven degrees fahrenheit to seven point five degrees fahrenheit meaning on average low income households. Wait seven degrees longer to turn. On their ac units. Some households will even wait until it is above eighty degrees. This puts them at risk of heat. Stroke and heat. Exhaustion foregoing air-conditioning also increases the humidity in the house meaning the occupants will be at greater risk from mold asthma and allergens. We hope this new dimension of energy poverty will be used in addition to traditional income based energy poverty metrics to reduce the number of people suffering from energy poverty.
What is Social-Emotional Learning?
"Parents know what character qualities are and kind of have an idea that they do want their children to have instilled in them some good character qualities but i think maybe a lot of us parents haven't possibly heard of the term social emotional learning and also how it relates to emotional intelligence so can before we really get into things. Can you explain to us a little bit. About what those terms mean sure so social emotional learning as we define it with lebanon. Big world is helping kids identify. What's going on in their heads in their hearts so they can use their hands to build up in not tear down planet. Simple if you look at castle dot org. That castle is the collaborative academic social emotional learning. They have a very long definition of seal and they identify five core competencies and those are self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making and social awareness so those are five core competencies and then with the work that we do with living big world. We break those down into our twenty four character traits. We mapped them. Because as you can tell those five competencies are are very big and encompassed a lot in have extensive definitions. And so we want to provide manageable chunks of information so people get it so the large umbrella of social emotional learning can include everything from mt s s which is a behavioral intervention system in the schools to violence prevention drug and alcohol abuse prevention to all of that can fall under social emotional learning anything that's considered for student support services in whatever we do to help students succeed in school and beyond with emotional intelligence were helping people understand more about how they relate to one another and how they can pick up on those social cues so we hear the term emotional intelligence rather than social emotional learning particularly in corporate settings and interestingly it's the corporate folks that i know who talk most about the need for the soft skills that's another term that you'll hear interchangeably with emotional intelligence in social national running. It are the soft skills. So how do people respect authority. How do they show up on time for work. How did they get along with their colleagues. So these are all part of the same idea of helping people understand what's going on in their heads in in their hearts so they can use their hands to build up and not tear
Bryant Sculos, Worcester State University, Learning From Basic Income Pilots
"Although universal basic income or you. Bi is not a new idea. Recent political campaigns have reenergized interest in it. You be is a broad category policy. Proposals that involve sending direct payments set at or near a living wage to all people regardless of demonstrated need mirrors around the us developing guaranteed income programs for their communities inspired by the idea of you and a time when people are struggling at historic levels. That said many of the local pilot programs fall. Short of the ideal of many are not universal and most do not provide a living wage however even these experiments can still achieve important goals including providing data. The challenges many of the negative. Miss about you. Bi while also benefiting the participants you be i experiments up to this point. Show the providing direct payments to people improve their lives and benefit the economy at the same time understanding how the local experiments diverged from upi can illuminate the ways that these pilots can leave the foundation for progress towards a more far-reaching you bi system in order to be maximally. Valuable in relation to that goal local guaranteed income. Projects need to do at least three key things involved. More people provide larger sums of money to the participants and they need to provide the income for longer periods of time or more expansive. You've i programs which are best funded by increasing taxes on the wealthy are more controversial. The more expansive. Cbi program is the more likely it is that the beneficiaries will make longer term changes to their lives which include going back to school and spending more time with their families and in their communities unexpansive. You can even begin to change how people think about their relationship to work and their views on her capitalist economic system that regularly leave so many behind
Learn Small Talk About Weather in English
"Maybe you're waiting in line or maybe you are sitting next to someone you only know a little or maybe you're just trying to start a conversation. The weather is an easy topic to talk about. So let's look at five conversation starters for the weather number one. Can you believe how. It's ben so here in the blink. We might say. Can you believe a word. My mouse go. Oh there we go sorry guys just a moment. Sometimes my mounts disappears. Can you believe how rainy it's ben. Can you believe how hot it's been. Can you believe how cold or snowy. It's been so any weather that has been happening. Recently we can easily start a conversation. Can you believe so. I am here in florida in the us and it is raining every day. A little sway might say. Can you believe how rainy it's been and someone might respond. Oh i know it has been so rainy. I really want to go hiking. But i can't because it's always raining. Oh i love hiking. Where do you like to hike. And so on so even these small questions like. Can you believe how rainy it's can be great conversation. Starters all right. Let's see our next one so here we can also talk about what the weather will be like in the future. I heard it's going to blink today. Or i heard it's going to blink tomorrow or i heard it's going to blink this weekend.
The Best Investment I Ever Made for My IT Education Career
"Etc. The best investment i ever made was listening to In reading business based podcasts. Books audiobooks all that kind of Anything related to business and so it's always a difficult conversation when you start talking about education in business in the same context because You know people don't necessarily want to think about education as a business but for me it was really learning how to run in my career like it was a business and really learning how to promote and market myself. How to package up my skills. In a way that was necessary for employers as i've done some consulting work with With educational institutions and companies. That may be the run at training program. Really just showcasing my skills in my abilities in a way that really makes sense for them. And so when i listened to all these different books audio i had. I had a pretty long commute for a little while and listen to a lot of different audiobooks. Podcasts in purchase went to the library. Had i have an amazon kindle kindle unlimited subscription really just sort of shifting that mindset from one of i m looking for opportunities to teach into become an educator released shifting to one one of i'm going to create those opportunities increases opportunities for myself increase them for other people as well and that was a huge shift for me and i really think it helped Helped my career and helped me build up myself as technology educator. I remember one time. I was at a networking event at you know and it was for cyber security professionals and i was talking to a group of people and somebody had asked me what you know. What kind of degrees do you have to get to be able to teach an into work in administration. That kind of thing. And i said well i have a. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science. I have a master's degree in education. I have a phd in information technology and i was able to merge all those three things together to create. You know some of the opportunities that i've been Ben afforded the wonderful opportunity to do some of these things
Why Culturally Relevant Teaching Is Important
"To this episode. Let's dive right into it. So one of the think about culturally responsive teaching. I define. It is being attuned and acknowledging students diverse backgrounds. Educating them with the lens that there heritage background and cultural assets are advantages and can enhance their education and having a worked in urban schools. I see that students already possess a genius within them because of their diverse backgrounds and because of the cultural assets that they bring to the classroom and it is up to me to us as the teacher or teachers to facilitate a nurture this genius within the children that we teach and i was made aware of this time and time again in my teaching i saw a second grade poetry lesson using a poem by langston us and the students were able to dissect and find hidden meaning within this boy without a lot of prompting. It'd be difficult for the students to have this kind of insight to have this kind of critical thinking but they were able to dissect it to break it down honest and understand it without me. Having to prompt them and realize how much of a genius students have when they can bring their backgrounds cultural assets their experiences to the classroom culturally responsive
Kat Cole on the Power of Possible
"I was trying to think about where to start. This and i think good place to start is the dark side of gratitude. What does that expression mean to you. And where does it come from i. It's funny. I'm definitely known for leading with gratitude. So it's an ironic statement from someone like me. But i remember when my mom came to me when i was nine years old and said that's it i'm done. We're leaving and what she meant was we. Were leaving my dad. My dad was an is a very good man but at the time was an alcoholic and he had a wife and three daughters at home nine. Mi six and three. My two sisters and i had been in multiple car accidents with him drunk driving. By the time. I was nine. So i remember when my mom came to me and said we were leaving. I did not cry. I did not get upset. I looked at her at the age of nine and said what took you so long and it was because i was close enough to the bad to realize that even a scary decision was a better one than the alternative which was staying but as i got older and i talked to my mom more about that decision which turned out great for everyone. I asked her again. What took you so long. Because she started sharing with me how bad it was for. How long and and what it boiled down to was the dark side of gratitude that she was so grateful that she had a nice house and she was so grateful that we had gifts for the holidays and she was told by her family. And my father's family and her friends who were very poor much more so than us. We would be considered middle class at that stage that she was lucky to have all these things that she had and that that was a the alcoholism and the things that came along with it were a small price to pay for those other what appeared to be fortunes
Catherine Bondonno of Edith Cowan University on Leafy Greens and Heart Disease
"Imagine if you could add years to your life and improve your chances of not dying from heart disease imagine if it only took one small change but first why is heart. Disease important is the cause of nearly eighteen million lives lost each year. The sad fact is that a large number of these deaths are preventable. Why because the development of the majority of risk factors for heart disease can be avoided. The good news is that we can reduce risk for heart disease through our diet. We have found that eating one cup per day or vegetables like lettuce. Beetroot and spinach can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease. We analyze data from over fifty. Three thousand participants of the danish died cancer and health. Study over a twenty three year period. We evaluated the died followed by participants focusing on vegetable nitrate intake against health outcomes related to the hot. We found that participants who followed a nitrate rich vegetable diet. Had about a two and a half millimeter. Mercury lower systolic blood pressure and a twelve to twenty six percent lower risk of heart disease compared to participants consuming less nitrate rich vegetables and other key finding was at one cup of leafy green vegetables was enough to reach the optimal levels of nitrate calculated at fifty nine milligrams per day. We did not see for the benefits in people who ate higher levels of nitrate rich vegetables. So eating just one cup of knighthood rich vegetables can therefore have a valuable impact on the health of your heart
Why Do We Make Assumptions?
"Welcome to the mind. Set for life podcast. Today this is bethany hansen. And i am so glad you are here. We're gonna talk about assumptions today. Have you ever had someone really let you down or expect something of you that you just had no idea about likely that was because a there was poor communication but the there were some assumptions. Either you had an assumption about the other person or they had an assumption about you and that wasn't communicated enough. I've talked for a few weeks now on the mind set for life. Podcast about the ladder of inference. I've never mentioned the letter of inference. So if you listened to episodes seventy eight and seventy nine you're not gonna hear me mention it but that is exactly what i'm talking about. The ladder of inference is this tool. That really tells us what we are thinking. It's interesting because when we think in sort of these steps are brain just flies through it. We don't even realize we're doing it. But the ladder of inference gives us sort of a structure to which we can then slow down think about it and realize where we went wrong in our thinking or where someone else went wrong in their thinking at where we need to fill in the blanks. The crazy thing is a lot of the thoughts in our own ladder of inference. Come from our younger life like our childhood or our youth. We have some experiences as we're growing up or as were young in the world and we draw a conclusion based on those experiences
Improve Traffic Flow in Cities by Banning Left Turns
"Intersections. Dangerous because they are where cars often moving very fast than in different directions must cross paths when drivers make left turns. They must cross oncoming traffic which makes intersections much more complicated one way to accommodate turns is to have vehicles wait until a gap appears in oncoming traffic. However this can be dangerous relies entirely on the driver to make the left turn safely another way to allow left hand. Turns you stop oncoming traffic and give cars turning left their own green arrow. This is safer but it shuts down the entire intersection to let left turning vehicles go which slows traffic instead. A simpler solution might be best. Restrict left hand turns in busy cities. This would be safer and allow the intersection to serve more cars. There's a downside. Eliminating left turns would require some vehicles to travel longer distances however eliminating left turns on grid like street networks would on average require people to drive only one additional block. This would be more than offset by the smoother traffic flow. Getting rid of left turns may be difficult to implement across an entire city but they might not need to be left turn. Restrictions are most effective at busier intersections in the centers of towns or cities than it less busy intersections. Farther away from the town center. This is because the busier. The intersection the more people benefit from smoother traffic flow the central intersections also tend to have alternative routes available than minimize any additional distance travel due to the restrictions. So the next time you're sitting in traffic stuck behind someone waiting to make a left turn know that your frustration is justified. There's a better way in this case. The answer is simple. Get rid of the left turn.