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How Team Retreats, Even Virtual Ones, Can Build A Strong Work Culture
"Now. Building strong culture in your business is huge. Because this will allow you to motivate your team members. Even when you're not washing those people will go to work every day. Working hard for your business. That doesn't happen by accident. The happens by design. You have to actually build that culture you have to instill the culture and it takes a lot of time a lot of work one of the things. That speeds up that process that reinforces. It makes a super strong. It's kind of like a booster shot is a team retreat because you're spending a condensed amount of time with people doing a lot of activities stepping out of your normal work routine doing things for fun doing things to get to know each other. You build bonds you built connections and that culture becomes even stronger and stronger and it happens very quickly. This is what. I love team retreats. Now this is incredibly powerful in person. But it doesn't mean just because you can't do it in person. You shouldn't do it at all and this is the conclusion we came up with. We went on a virtual tree because we know. A virtual tree is better than no retreat. It's not the same we know. We're not as some exotic location. You know sipping cocktails in front of a beautiful pool. You know doing fun activities in person whether that's atv being or bike riding in a rice patty whatever it is all that stuff sounds amazingly fun and doing it over a video call is just not the same i get it but even if i get fifty percent of the results i get from a in person or tree. That fifty percent of the result is better than zero percent. This is really drove nicole night to say. Let's do a virtual tree now. What does that even look like. So you can't just treat your virtual treats like a real life in prison retreat because it's just not the same so what we're doing is we're actually just running a retreat week and we're not doing the retreat the whole week. We're actually going to carve out a couple of sessions every day three days a week. It's going to be retrea week and we're going to take time off our busy schedule. Everybody in the company for few days that we to do this retreat. Do these retrea activities which are fun which are team building which will also be informative where we'll talk about the future of the company and what's coming down the line but also have a lot of fun doing team building activities having dinners having parties getting to know each other and because we're we're growing team there are new team members at join all the time and we need to get to know them. We got some old hands on our team and they're great but they need to get in on the new peoples
Why Is My Email List Still Under 1k?
"Today's question from vlad is super solid because growing your email is is essential to growing your online business but often growing that first thousand emails in your email subscription lists his very slow it's tedious. It's hard i'm gonna tell you. It took me over a year to get my first thousand subscribers. And i'm going to tell you some of the mistakes i made and if i had to do it all over again how i would do differently first. Let's talk about. What is the fastest way to grow. Email list well. I'll tell you right now paid advertisement. I can grow your email lists in a week to a thousand subscribers if you give me enough money. This is the power of paid advertising whether you're using. Facebook ads are instagram ads. Google ads the players is that you're paying to drive traffic to a landing page where people can sign up for your free beer. Free course your free book your free. Whatever but that's an easy way for you to lose a lot of money. I do recommend going with paid ads but being very smart. Most people don't have a growth problem. They have a conversion problem. If you just optimize your conversions on your pages or what you're offering your audience you can often find your email. List grow exponentially very quickly. What do i mean by this. Well a lot of people they say well. My email list is growing. I don't not sure what vlad is doing. Or what his actual optimists. But by changing what you're offering in exchange for somebody's email. This can often improve your growth tremendously knowing. Do i recommend you improving. What you're offering but hal you offer the actual words on the page. How you convince you'll the sign up to your malysz. This is why. I am a big believer and supporter of webinars. Webinars are great. Value will sign if webinars because they want to learn something with us live or recorded. there's just so much perceived value with it and this grow your email lists very quickly but even with webinars on that registration page. Your job is to treat it like a sale space to sell the free thing. The free course. The free workshop the free challenge. What's in it for them. What are they gonna learn. What are they gonna get. Why should they sign up and never miss this
Trump's Political Organization Builds War Chest Topping $100 Million
"Former President Donald Trump apparently has plenty of money for a possible future run for office. Will he or won't he? Former President Trump reportedly has a war chest of more than $102 million to use in the event. He takes another crack at the White House. Trump is not confirmed whether he'll run in 2024, but new disclosure reports filed Saturday night shows political action committees are swimming in cash after bringing in more than $80 million The first six months of 2021. The money will also come in handy in the midterm elections in 2022, where Trump could pump tens of millions of dollars into GOP candidates looking to take back the House and Senate from
Trump Has Built War Chest of More Than $100 Million
"Himself to be his party's most powerful fundraiser in the first six months of the year. Filings made public yesterday show he had amassed the political treasure chest of $102 million by the end of June. The Washington Post reports is a testament to the power. Of Trump's online donor base and the deep financial reservoir available to him if he chooses to seek the White House a third time. There are more
Get Your To-Do List Done With Less Anxiety
"Today's listen might be the most helpful thing you'll hear all week so listen up. I found this very useful in you might to getting through to do list can be anxiety inducing. It could make you feel like. Oh man i got lots to do. Am i going to get it. All done can't even predict how much you can get done in a given week. So i'm gonna give you a strategy that has helped me so so much with my to do lists the first thing you need to do. Is you need to figure out how many hours a week are you working on your business. So i work fulltime on my business at work about ten hours a day the fifty hours a week then number might be different for you. You might be doing this part time. i'd be a side. Hustle might be twenty hours. Just figure out. How many hours are you working on your business every week. And if you don't know just track. How many hours you're working. This week wants to know that number. That's going to be a very key number. Why because it's going to really allow us to get what's important done in the time allotted so what i like to do is at the end of the week on friday afternoon when things are a little slow for me. I ride down my to do list for the entire next week. All the things i need to get done. I literally write them down in a legal pad. I then give my tasks all the little test. I iro dallas wrote down seventeen tasks. Okay i give each one a score. I give it a number a number from one to five five meaning. This is gonna take a lot of time. Approximately five hours to finish this one task. One being it's a quick thing. I could do it in an hour or less so i'll go down the line and give each one a score of an add up the score so like say for example first task is ranked a two and my second task is ranked the five and my third task ranked a three. That's ten points. Okay i can only use up twenty five points twenty five hours okay. So if i go overboard if i battalion my number and it's over twenty five. I have to choose something to cut. What is the least important thing on that list. I will have to move to the following
How Do I Niche Down a Business I Bought?
"When niching down you need to make sure there is a need in the market just like our hotel owner who saw in tripadvisor. There's so many complaints about. I would love a place with no kids. There's so much noise tart again. The arrest. I gotta get up early. Because i want to get to the slopes early. If you see pain points that you can solve with your pivot with your knee shing that means you have an audience. You have a target market that is willing to pay for what you got but you also gotta deal with your current customers so there were a lot of customers in hotel that were repeat customers every season that would come back with their families and they were disappointed when they learned. Hey they can't bring their kids because this is a children free hotel now now what you need to understand what this hotel owner understood is that i'm going to lose customers. This is going to happen. I'm going to say no to people but this means i'm gonna be able to say yes to so many more i'm going to say yes to enough customers to keep me happy to keep my business running and in this hotel skits threat full capacity so they can't ask for much more so by saying no in life in general it allows you to say yes to something else if somebody says to me. Hey do you wanna go bowling on thursday night. And i say no will that evening now is free and i can say yes something else. This is what's called opportunity costs right so it's not that just saying no your customers. It's the end all beal. You have the opportunity to say yes now. That you've niche down so make sure you have that market now. It's okay for you to communicate this to your customers and say hey we now cater specifically to these types of people with this type of needs. We appreciate you. You're a loyal customer. If you fit in that kind of description you're gonna love us. If you're not would love reader i somebody to us or you can even get a discount if they want to try so even in this hotels case they could've done the strategy and they could have maybe had the kids grandparents look after the kids so they enjoy their new experience at this hotel so putting them down gently. These current customer of yours is important and also doing it in just a friendly way. You're not gonna please everybody. Something will be like. Hey this new ownership stinks. That's okay. that's just part of the territory as business owners. We gotta have tough
Pop Smoke’s Second Posthumous Album, ‘Faith,’ Hits No. 1
"Pop spoke second posthumous album. Faith debuted at number one on the billboard. Two hundred chart garnering the late rapper. His second leader. The guest laden collection was released on july sixteenth and starts with eighty eight thousand equivalent album units earned in the us in the week ending july. Twenty second according to 'em rc. Data the standard twenty track faith album features more than twenty guest stars including chris brown future duleep and kanye west deluxe version of faith with four bonus tracks was released on july twenty. First pop. Smoke previously topped the billboard. Two hundred with shoot for the stars aim for the moon which debuted at number one on the list dated july eighteenth twenty twenty and spent two nonconsecutive weeks atop the chart the set which was billed as the rappers. First studio album went on to be the number three most popular album of twenty twenty according to marcy data and it also won the twenty twenty one billboard music award for top billboard two hundred album and on the latest billboard two hundred by the way the album actually jumps eleven to nine with twenty eight thousand. Units earned yeah. His his mom came in accepted the award on his behalf at as And it's just man the fact that this man is like doing so well commercially after he passes just really upsetting because you wish he was here for it. Basically i've i've wondered i. I don't mean this in the morbid way. It's just you know with with artists who release material posthumously. I wonder how much how much they recorded before they pass. You know for someone like to pock. He had many albums that he released after. He died Hugely successful albums. That went to number one. And i wonder for someone like pop smoke. How much did he have. Sort of already. Recorded in a vault somewhere. What was he someone like prince where he just was always recording and always putting stuff down on tape So it'll be interesting to see what
How Offering Customers Entry Level Products Can Help Your Business
"Entry level products have been around for a very very long time. I'd invent this and it's not a new trend but it's tried and true it works. It works enlarge businesses. Small businesses works for consumer products and beat ib products. Then you've probably have been a customer of this model of buying an entry level product and then moving to the flagship product. If you've ever been to any of disney's theme parks you may not know it. But you've probably been through this. A typical theme park customer will buy a theme park ticket. When they go to disneyworld or disneyland or your disneyland wherever you are this is kind of the basic. This is like we're you star then. Great time in their family can't stop talking about that time they went to disney. They're gonna want to go back but this time they wanna have a bigger better experience. This is why disney offers so many tears to the products so often the knicks time around the family will say hey. Let's stay at disney. Let's go to one of the disney hotel stay one of the resorts and get a package. Deal this disney is their flagship product. Where people actually hand over disney their wallets and say take care of me. Give me the vacation of my dreams. They know that a lot of people won't start. They way. they know that they start with. Hey i want to get thrifty images by the tickets. Go to say the days in. And i will you my way with my car to each the parks or the park every day and i know. Have all the perks of going to the park early. And all that kind of stuff but Hey i want to go to disney. And i'm going to give it a try. That's the first time around the second time around. They're going to go for the full experience and this is where they make their money. Why because when they live on the property when they're staying at one of the resorts one of the reasons why people do this because it's quote unquote convenient. They get free bus transport to the resorts they get to go to special themed dinners. They get to go to the park early and leave late. The muslim author staying at disney. Let me is all the little purchases that they're making and disney the customers buying it from a disney property whether the bottle of water up banana or souvenirs. This is why disney wants you to get the tat level and they know an entry level product like just. Admission is going to work. but isn't that just. is you. Walk down the road in your neighborhood and you go to your local masseuse or massage store. I guess it's called massage parlor is like old fashioned or something but the point is is that they have entry level products. Thirty minute foot roof. Xolicy it's the cheapest product on the menu but it gets you in the door it gets you to feel relaxed and feel the ambiance of the place Even give you a nice cup of tea. And you'll wanna relive that experience but the next time around you'll be like you know what. Let me go for that. Full body
Colorado Offering $100 Walmart Gift Cards to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
"The state is offering up more incentives to get Covid 19 vaccinations starting tomorrow. The state of Colorado is offering $100 WalMart cards while supplies last at sites particularly and under vaccinated areas. Governor Polis says people will get a text message when those cards are available in their areas. There's also going to be scholarship opportunities for community college students to get shots unvaccinated people making up 95% of those who have been hospitalized during the first six months of the year. That's our
My Top 3 Tools for New Businesses
"Starting a new business can be overwhelming. You don't we need. We don't need what you need now. What you need leader. That's why i wanted to create today's lesson with these three tools. You can get your business up and running you can actually cover a lot of ground. Run every aspect of your business when you're getting started with these three tools. Now the reason why. I only chose threes. Because you don't need everything at once this will get you off the ground. This will get you selling your products or services. This will get you started. It's important to get started to have momentum too many of us think about the next year when they just need to think about the next week. Get the ball rolling. You will have new challenges and you'll new tools but think about those when you need them right now. I need valley your business. You wanna make sure people actually by what you have so. Let's get going. My first tool that i recommend is actually not a tool at all. Let me explain. I highly recommend anybody starting a business to buy a domain name. There's a lot of reasons for this and in fact this tool is a precursor all the other tools. All mentioned today Build upon this tool. Doumanian is what you think it is. It's the ural it's the name of your website. For example our domain is one zero zero. Mba dot net. That's my domain. You want to secure domain because this is a like securing your land securing your address for your business. You wanna take ownership of that domain and just as a side note. Known really owns a domain. You're actually like renting it because you have to renew your licence to it every single year every two years or whatever you choose but you gotta grab the name of your business in a domain. Now if you can't get the dot com. You can't get the don now. You can't find a domain. That has the name of your business. Try to guess close as possible different kinds of maybe options like shortening the name or adding something like. Try your business name. Were trying the beginning or app at the end. If it's an
"$100" Discussed on WTMJ 620
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I've Hired Several Coaches, but No Improvements. What's Wrong With Me?
"Hey i've hired three business coaches. They've all felt like a waste of time and money. And i haven't seen any improvements what's going on. There's something wrong with me. My doing this wrong. what's happening. Well i want to answer this question to make sure i also address. Everybody was listening. That my have a similar question thinking about hiring a coach or have higher coach. Maybe didn't see the results are looking for on a star by saying i have gone through this several times. I've hired coaches have a lot of experience. And not all. My experiences with coaches have been the same. I i have to say a quick If you have a coach if you hire a coach and they give you instructions if they give you a action items to do a plan and you don't implement you actually do the work it doesn't matter. What kind of coach you have. You have to actually follow through. So i know this kind of obvious but a lot of people i've met along the way have hired coaches and ask them. How's it working out like not so great as it will. What does the coach advising you to do. All of they're telling me to do xyz. We'll have you done xyz and they're like a not really not sure. If i should and that really is the biggest red flag for me when it comes to hiring a coach. Don't go down the road of hiring a coach if you're don't a hundred percent trust this coach and believe what they say you should do is worth doing because the whole point of hiring coaches saying. Hey i'm allowing somebody else to advise me on how to move forward. And i'm willing to do what i need to do to make. It happen very similar in sports. You know one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time is phil jackson. He coached michael. Jordan scottie pippen but he also coached the lay kobe bryant shaquille o'neal a lotta great players but these players would not be great would not achieve their level of excellence if they didn't allow themselves to be coached if they allow themselves to follow through. And do what the coaches asking them to do.
Making Small Changes to Stand Out From The Competition
"Before we talk about the strategies. And what are some things. You can do differentiate from the competition. Let's talk about differentiation. And how different do you need to be really to have people. Try to compete on features on price taker for me. This is a losing battle. Never ever try to go tit for tat on features or try to undercut the competition in price in fact is actually better to be more expensive than cheaper than the competition to keep your business. Sustainable differences are all about nuances. Are all about talking to specific people providing specific products services. And how you deliver them. The has you stand out from the crowd so you really don't need to do something totally brand new. You don't have to be so innovative. Where the like. Wow never heard of this before you can infect take something from a different market from a different business and apply to your own business and add a differentiator to your offer to your product your services. I want to go through four areas where you can tweak change. Modify and really differentiate from the competition number one who you serve. This is one of the easiest things you can do. But so many entrepreneurs so many business owners do not do this and that is serving a particular market up particular audience in your marketplace so for example webinar software. Who can use webinars offer. Won't anybody online really anybody who wants to do anything like a virtual meeting or class. It's a huge market. If i'm trying to tackle that whole market that is not gonna make me different. I'm not gonna talk to anybody specifically so one of the things we did. A few years back is really with a call niche down. But i like to say is i like to focus focus on who i want to serve just because you focus and talk directly to a specific group of people. It doesn't mean you cannot sell to other people visit mean other people outside that group are not gonna buy. It just means that you're going to resonate strongly with these people and the values you hold or the values you share with these
Why You Should Work on Your Pitch
"Traditionally or typically. People will work on a slide presentation of slide deck to explain what their businesses were problem. They're solving the market there in the challenges that will face and the potential of their business. They do this to raise money. The pitch to investors the bishop vc firms. They might even pitch to family and friends to get their initial capital to get their business up and running. And that's awesome. But i'm here to tell you even if you're not looking to raise money even if you are happy to be self funded. This exercise of pitching your business is vital to the success of your business. Why because you are selling this is a sales exercise if you can't sell the concept of your business clearly coherently without rambling without scrambling for words. It's going to be very hard for you to sell your products to strangers to put together a sales page to put together a marketing campaign. But more importantly as you are working on your pitch in refining it you might discover your product. Your business is not good enough. You need to improve unique to pivot. You need to change it. Typically when you pitch to an audience or to anybody you will get feedback. They'll ask questions. Like what makes you unique while. When i go with you when i go this competitor. What are your profit margins. What's our market share. What's your market size. And if you know the answer these questions like you know your own name. You're in trouble. You need to know these things. You need to know the information. It's okay for you not to know but you need to get the information right cannot know forever and working on a pitch and pitching forces you to be in the position. Really you know what. I need to find these answers if i'm gonna pitch that's why i did it. I started webinar. Injure our software company back in two thousand fourteen. I started pitching about a year into it. I'd go to you know. Start of communities. I would go to co working. Spaces would go to pitch nights and our refine it. I wasn't great in the beginning. And i had a few slides missing and i was stumped on a few questions. But guess what immediately after that pitch. I found the answers to those questions. I wrote down all those things as stumped me. I remembered to fill in those slides. That are missing. In fact i used to record. These pitches on my phone so i could at least have the audio so i can go back and listen to a happened.
A 100-Year-Old's Birthday Wish: Act on Climate Change
"The most critical issue humankind faces. And we're not doing anywhere near enough. Tom swain has seen a lot in his one hundred years on planet earth. He's been an insurance executive a city mayor. He even headed a state agency but it is eighties when most octogenarians might be enjoined quiet years. Tom began a quest to climate. Change awareness that journey lead to the creation of the swain climate policy series at the university of minnesota's humphrey school of public affairs. Why does this self-described small government conservative. So actively pursue climate change solutions. Tom swain happy one hundredth birthday this month and welcome to climate cast and crew. Tell us about the focus of the swain climate policy series at the university of minnesota's humphrey. School what. I turned two hundred or about to turn a hundred people. Ask me what i wanted to do. And my birthday. And i said i want more awareness and involvement on the whole issue of climate crisis. 'cause i think is the most critical issue humankind faces and we're not doing anywhere near enough. In order to prevent what ultimately some people see is the earth becoming uninhabitable. You've been a corporate executive. You've been a local mayor You've described yourself as a small government conservative for most of your one hundred years. Why do you see climate change solutions as good for our economy and our lifestyle. I'm not thought about it quite as much in terms of its impact on economy. Our lifestyle. I just think that the current generation is for the most part on this issue and expecting the next generation to deal with the critical issues
How to Deal With a Sudden Loss of Revenue
"I wanna start. Today's lesson by just recognizing the fact that if all the sudden you have a loss of revenue for whatever reason in your business whatever the causes that situation absolutely stinks okay. It's going to her. It's going to really be a gut punch. These are going to be the toughest days of your life as an entrepreneur. I know for sure. I can look back in those days and cringe-worthy it's hard. It's hard to even think about it because you're stressed you're tired and you're in this kind of emergency fight or flight reflex mode where you just like. I got to solve this problem. Things are hyper tense and challenging. And i want to start with that because after guys as normal. This is not supposed to be fun. Okay this is tough having said that. It's actually good to actually imagine this happening to before the happens to actually go through the emotions sort of like a rehearsal. Why am i saying. Go through all this in. Go through the emotional anguish. Well what you wanna do. As much as possible in these situations is to be calm to have an even keel to be able to problem solve because the pressure is going to be immense. You're gonna feel the sense of like. I got to solve everything immediately. Will we really need to do is start solving it step by step one hour at a time one day at a time and being stressed being angry being frustrated is not gonna help the situation on top of that. If you have a team your team members are gonna look to you to leadership in. They see you in the state. It's not going to inspire them right. It's not going to make them feel like. Hey we can do this. You need to lead by example so just keep that in mind. Even if you're not in a situation right now rehearse it in your head because one day. We are all going to face some sore of bump in the road.
Is WordPress Still The Best Option for Building Your Business Website?
"Is wordpress. Still the best option for your business website. I want to start by saying that. I am a huge wordpress press. Fan wordpress nerd I have special feelings towards wordpress. That's how i got into web development. I've earned a lot of money building websites when i was starting out a built my technical and business chops around wordpress and i like it. Because i like to modify an edit and customize and design and we're pressing has been a lot of flexibility and it gives you a lot of flexibility even if you don't wanna do that like you could just by a theme and you install the theme and you just work within that the or you can go really heavy on the customization. Css schimmel or use different frameworks like the oxygen framework that we're using now that it is incredible. There's a lot of lot of options but a lot of people don't need all that and some might need it first of all. I wanted to say we're press is a fantastic. Blogging platform is fantastic for search engine optimization. It's got a lot of good points going for. It's a huge huge community. So there's always a way fix something in. Were press with a quick google search but depending on your business your business model that you do you sell. It may not be the best option for you. And i kind of was on the fence about this a few years ago but recently i've really come around and i'm really obliged now to tell my audience that is not the best solution for all cases. If you're on a e commerce store of yourself physical items and e commerce store for years i would just tell you know go with wordpress and us commerce which is a plug in very very simple setup. But today i wouldn't recommend that. I actually would recommend you go with shop. Affi- go with a shop off. I hosted website I know the shop of is different plug ins and tools for wordpress. But i would just go with one of their websites. Chop fi is just such a good platform and they have built such an amazing solution for e commerce businesses. If you're an e commerce. This is a no brainer. My book shop a fi is just so so good. I know there are other players in this market like we blay and squarespace and they have e commerce solutions. But i just feel like shop a fi ticks. All the boxes and more the supports incredible. I would not use wordpress if you have e commerce store because shop. A fine is just going to do it for
Party Piece: China's Communists at 100
"No surprise that beijing was the site of massive. Well orchestrated celebrations today. Our beijing bureau chief david rennie. Was there herded by the foreign ministry hours before it. all began. Toews comes strokes a hundredth birthday party and they did that in tenement square. Which is the ceremonial heart of china. The crowd was handpicked. They were almost all party members. I was sitting next to members of the people's congress that the city of beijing. There's a lot of singing of communist party songs and everyone around me knew all the words those in greatest hits like without the communist party there would be no china so this mix of the very grand informal and the kind of national but also this strange kind of private family gathering of a party celebrating in the open. It's actually control of this giant country and presumably this this gathering was also very carefully controlled very interesting that this is a very confident party. But it's the chinese communist party and so there's always an element of paranoia and extreme control. Not only we rule security checked multiple times but this is also a china that is determined to have zero cases of college. Although they haven't been cases for months in beijing we all made to quarantine for twenty four hours before we set foot on the square. We want to wear face masks will call the tested. Multiple times and in fact many western ambassadors from places like europe refused to come because they were told that they too would have to spend a night in a state guesthouse in multiple covered tested. And they simply thought. I was undignified. So it was very very controlled. Very very paranoid festivity.
Get Used to Getting Punched in the Face
"One of the gifts that my mother gave me that. I didn't realize until i got older. Was the gift of resilience. Have you ever seen a child fall in a playground or a park and scraped their knee. Their first reaction is to look at their parent if their mom or dad reacted and rushed to them. And said oh my god what happened only instantaneously. The child will start crying because in that moment that charl realizes i think just really did something majorly bad to my body right. Something bad happened. My mom or dad is reacting this way. I should be crying right now when i felt the park and scraped my knee or even broke my thing. After one time. When i was playing basketball my mom would just brush it off now. My broke my finger. We went to the hospital calmly. But if i scraped my knee if i was bleeding i cut my elbow and i fought my bike. Something like that. It was a very almost blase reaction. She was just kind of like Your i dust yourself off. They're going to be okay. Keep playing an. I thought that was normal. Until i got hurt in front of some of my friends and i was just like. Oh it's nothing has moved on the like. What shouldn't you go home and put a band aid on it. Get disinfected maybe you should stop playing. Also what he is talking about. This is nothing. I didn't think it was nothing. Because i was a doctor. I thought it was nothing. Because of the way was trained. And i'm so thankful that. I was raised that way because what my mom was. Kinda doing liz. Hey you're going to have bumps and bruises in life. You're going to scrape your knee. You're going to get hurt. But you gotta keep on going. You gotta dust yourself off. You can't let setbacks stop you from achieving what you're trying to do and there are going to be a lot of scrapes and bruises and worse punches in the face. What is more brutal and shocking to the system than somebody throwing a punch square in your face
"$100" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"$100 on the continent is a lot of money. $100 is a lot. We understand the sacrifices that they have to make. But it is nothing in comparison. How much do they have spent? To get access to very big international school that takes you for a summer camp or to an exchange program and we're bringing the exchange program to your village. And for I says that so far about two thirds of the join us for his program have come from poorer backgrounds, his constantly raising money from companies such as FedEx and Facebook. And some of that cash goes towards funding reduced fees for students who can't afford the full price Also Shasha is staffed by volunteers. So the fees cover running costs such as maintaining the website and phone bills. What we're looking for a dress, a social enterprise is not necessarily the profit. It's looking at the social impact if we were running a for profit business. And we're not seeing the social impact, then would have already gotten out of this business because we're like we're not in this for the profit. We're in this with the social impact, and we're already seeing what that social impact looks like. I wanted to hear from an independent voice about the realities of such mentoring programs on the continent and how they fare. Dr Vanessa in war at the London School of Economics, says there can help people who don't already have links to influential people, also known as social capital. Think that's an important role that they're playing because the people who will benefit the most from these sorts of programs are those who do not necessarily have the Social capital networks because for those key to come from And more well to do families tendency that their parents have very high quality social networks, okay, and they can tap into the social networks. And be mentored if you like. But for those poor kids who experience are not whose families are not so well to do. Do not necessarily have the means to reach that kind of network. So what Shasha is doing this giving this young people access Okay into that kind of network because within this network where there's the social capital is really significant social capital in terms of, um connections in terms of advice in terms of experience, So it's it's a whole new world opened up to young young people who are ordinarily not able to afford access to those sorts of networks. It's hard to tell what long term impact this scheme will have, as is still very new. Since it started in August. Only 116 young people have gone through the program. Fire ice dream is to connect a million of them across Africa with mentors, so he's still got a long way to go, and in the meantime, he hopes that the Shasha alumni will share What they've learned with their own friends, and that's exactly what he had A is doing. He set up an English club.
"$100" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million
"Hey there eric olson heavy. Join us an hour journey to building. A one hundred million dollars company. What's happening. it's airtel sin for a long time. We would take maybe one of these video clips per week. Maybe one every two weeks maybe one a month just depending on when we kind of got around to taking one of these videos and we would make an into a kind of a full-fledged video that went on youtube and we will do it as a playlist under our company array digital but as time has gone on. I've had the desire to take every one of these daily videos and put them up on youtube. It's a daily podcast so every single day we had the audio going out to the world through the podcast platforms but we record every single episode by video. So why not put those up on youtube as well so we are now doing that on a daily basis but also were investing a lot more into youtube so we have a video editor that is working on every single one of these adding some animation. So like here's an example if you're watching the youtube hey. Video editor put animation here. How about one here one over here right so we can have stuff like that and it makes it a little more interesting. There could be like a pan in there could be a pan out right and so it makes the videos a little bit more interesting because slick if as a video the last thing you want to do is just be staring at someone yapping. In video camera so You need a little bit of extra. And that's what we have. Now we've also taken from a playlist on digital channel and we've created our own channel called journey to one hundred million dollars so like if you're listening to this right now and you're interested in watching it as well especially if you are actually into youtube go over to youtube just searched for journey to one hundred million dollars or the dollar sign in front of the one hundred just the way you would expect it and we'll pop right up so we're gonna be posted news videos every single day. I'm really excited about it. We also are interviewing other entrepreneurs live those will end up. The full version of those will end up on our youtube channel. And then what we're gonna do is take one or two maybe even three kind of Snippets from those live interviews and turn them into additional dedicated episode. Like this one by video and audio. Hey there eric j olson. I wanted to let you know about my book. Million dollar journey how to launch a seven figure business. This is the story of what it took for me to go from freelancer with no clients. No employs revenue to growing a million dollar business. It took me eight years. And i made a lot of mistakes and all of those mistakes and more importantly lessons learned are in this book and we have chapter takeaways five to fifteen takeaways.
"$100" Discussed on Planet Money
"This is planet money from npr. The other day. Jacob called me from the field. I was in my home studio. He was out doing a little reporting child. Hi jacob. I am just rolling up now. This little residential street past wood and brick houses to hometown. Delhi paul's borough new jersey. There's an open sign so it's still open. That's good Three what it's just an ordinary little building small one story gray maybe cinderblock. I would say here. I just parked on the side in the parking lot. Scott a couple of red awnings. So mary you know and i know i have come here. We do know that because it's publicly traded. Yes because there is a company that you can buy or sell stock in an all that company owns. is this little deli. This is the crown jewel little street in new. This is the only jewel So okay so the company is called what is it. I don't have any friendly hometown. International international inc. That's right yeah and can you look up just at this moment. How much this company is worth according to the stock market. It's as market cap. One one point four three nine m m as in million one hundred and one. Neil you million dollar dollars. You're looking at one hundred million dollar daily right now. Just take a low and welcome the planet money today on the show. why why on earth. How is this deli. Just this one little deli in this little street of this little town in new jersey. Why is this little italy worth. What does it one hundred one point. Four three nine million dollars. It's a really nice deli. mary. I'm going to go inside and see if they'll let me talk to them but if it's something happens call you back iowa shaw. I'm kiam mac and cheese where the host the npr podcast invisibly. Ah you can think of invisibility. Ah kind of like a sonic black light. When you switch us on you'll hear surprising and intimate stories stories that help you notice things in your world that maybe you didn't see before listened to the visibility of podcast from npr at this moment back in my closet in my apartment we will go back to the deli at the end of the show because to be fair. The strange things aren't really happening in the delhi. It's just a deli and that is really ultimately. What is so interesting to me about this story right. There is a physical deli one deli in new jersey and typically deli in new jersey would be owned by a family or by a small business person might be worth whatever a few hundred thousand dollars but this deli is not like that right this deli in. It's sort of shape and form. Looks like google or exxon mobile shareholders. It has a board so you can either go to this deli and buy a turkey sandwich or you can go on your computer and buy a share of stock in this hundred million dollar deli now normally when you buy stock in a company you're thinking about things like growth future earnings but this deli is just one delhi. It does not appear to be growing into twenty delis or even to delis. So what is it doing on the stock market. And how do we even know about it. We know about it because a few weeks ago fund. Run by this. Famous investor guy named david einhorn published its quarterly letter to investors. Now david einhorn's fund does own stock in the delhi. It's not making a big bet against the delhi. It's just using the delhi as an example of what's going on in the financial world right now. The letter says quote. It's as if there are no financial fraud prosecutors and the letter also lays out a few key details about the delhi. One that it's valued at one hundred million dollars of course also. The letter says the company has made only thirty five thousand dollars in revenue total over the last two years the litter points out that the ceo of this hundred million dollar deli is the wrestling coach at the local high school. All this is just one paragraph in this letter. At the end of the paragraph the letter says quote regulators. Who are supposed to be protecting. Investors appear to be neither present nor curious by the way we ask the hedge fund if they want to talk to us about this and they did not but this letter. It's like all questions and no answers right. I mean wrestling coach. Hundred million dollars. What's going on so people in the financial press they read this letter published a few short little items about delhi and this is where dan mangan gets involved. Dave reporter at cnbc dot com. Who has done more than anybody else. So far to figure out what is actually going on with this delhi. So where did you first see this. I just got my second code shot. Mazda throw day. Yeah thank you and The story was flagged me on slack by my editor and i was sitting in a ymca in the bronx. And i was looking at this and my kind head was started to explode. And i was like this is going to be a big story. Let's let's start points and paperwork on this because this is a publicly traded company. They are required by law to file lots of paperwork with the federal government right with the securities and exchange commission it to tell the world a lot about their company. Yes right that's exactly right so mangan goes home and he does something that we all should be doing. More of he looks up the public of this publicly traded company which is how the system is supposed to work the securities and exchange. Commission the sec. The federal regulator was founded to help. Dan mangan or anybody else who wants to know find out what publicly traded companies like hometown. International inc are getting up to so mangan goes home. Goes to the sec's website and starts looking up. These documents documents that every public company has to file and that anybody with an internet connection can read. He starts with hometown. International inc latest annual report classic at all annual reports. There are biographies of the key people at the company. It's right there on page eleven. Under the headline directors executive.
"$100" Discussed on 790 KABC
"$100 and possibly much more 25,000 more Welcome back to the bench of the Russia so corporate America has decided it's time to become the activist wing of the Democratic Party. And they're doing something different then corporations have done in the past, corporations have always given money to politicians. There's been a thing for a very, very long time in American politics, and that is not rare. Nobody would be surprised to see heads of Google give money to Democrats. Nobody be particularly surprised to see the heads of Wal Mart Give money to Republicans. Ain't none of this was particularly shocking. What is shocking is that corporate America is now seeking to punish the voters directly. That is a different thing. It's a corporation is deciding that they want to get to this politician or not give to that politician. Those air. Corporate political decisions have been going on for a long time. I have lobbyists, those lobbyists been working Washington Literally for for this point centuries in America. But there's a different thing going on. When you have corporations that are openly targeting the voting population and attempting to bully them into voting the way they want. That is a different thing entirely. It's amazing. The same left will suggest that corporations are bullying their own employees for not pushing in favor of unionization. That's not bullying that is just a free market exchange. Those same people will be perfectly happy with corporations removing their business from places simply based on the politics of those places and how people voted in those places. And they have their ecstatic that MLB removed the All Star game from Atlanta, Georgia because Georgia Georgia voters decided that they were going to vote in favor of Republicans in the State House. Punishing the population is a very, very different thing than punishing particular politicians. Nobody's saying you have to give the Republicans you wanna be a corporation to give the Democrats so be it. Don't expect a lot of help from Republicans on the other end. Why would you But if you are a if you're a corporation, and you are targeting the voting base itself that is a completely different thing. Frankly, is the standard that we've had with our own advertisers here on shows like this one. Their advertisers have decided they no longer want to advertise with us. That's their prerogative. But when you target the people listen to the show when you said the people who listen to the show are bad or their views are bad, and they're not doing business because you don't let the views that people who listen to the show. Well, then you're on the other side. Business decision is not the same as a political decision in these corporations are jumping full scale into making political decisions by attempting to blackmail states. That's what they're doing, right? And these are major corporations. Remember, these are the people who are in institutional power these air, not outsiders attempting to stop the march of fascism. These are political insiders extraordinarily connected, extraordinarily wealthy. This is not the masses or attempting to rise up against power. This is the powerful Voters of George are significantly less powerful than the heads of Google in MLB. No question.
"$100" Discussed on WBUR
"$100 gift becomes 200 for the news Give before the match ends at 10 o'clock by giving at 1 809 099287 or by giving at WB ur daughter Warg. You know the excuse me the last 14 months or so they have been an odyssey. Every odyssey has an end. But we're not at that Andy actors, weeks or months to go before we find a new normal in this pandemic years to go as we grapple with our racial reckoning, we we will accompany you every step of that way. We always will. But his Callum set up a couple of minutes ago. We can't do it without you. And this is a moment we particularly need. You were asking you to give. This is the last Thursday of this fundraiser. This is our only fundraiser this spring. We have to raise a million dollars by tomorrow night if you give now in the next hour, So you get so much muscle behind your gift because it gets doubled by those moral society members who have matched it. So now is the time And now is the need 1 809 09. 9287. It just takes a couple of minutes or at w b u r dot orc So where are we, in the big picture? This fundraiser as T. C and hearing said a moment ago that overall goal is a million dollars. We're told a few minutes ago that we were down to about 475 to raise. So we've raised over $25,000 this morning, which is terrific. That's other people stepping up to the plate this morning, saying now is the time I'm going to give to double Q B U R. And we're asking you to do that as well. Right now make this the moment that you give to W B. You are that you go from being a listener to double you. Bur, which we really appreciate to becoming a contributing listener, too adult you bur, which we need when W B you are like so many other businesses has been severely hurt in the pandemic. We're relying on you and a zoo way to encourage you to pledge the morrow society. Listeners from W B wire have been very generous this morning. They've given their money to encourage you to pledge last opportunity,.
"$100" Discussed on Equity
"Welcome back to equity tech techcrunch venture capital focus podcast where unpack the numbers behind the headlines. My name is alex bill. I'm joined this week. By danny crichton. Tc's fine managing editors. Danny how is life good. My three martini. Lunch has been delayed. Because we're having a food episode. So i'm a little cranky but looking forward to it if you're drink that much food never killed anybody and we also have the show moscow. Ramseyer the dossier. I'm here to tell the equity listeners. That kirkland brand. Waclaw labs and they for that instead of their martini. 'cause that's just better for you. That's also false. But i have good news after all that terribleness. Which is that. We are gonna talk about today. This courses are wednesday thematic episode. And i'm excited to figure out how much of our listenership will love this. Category and kind of emerge from the woodwork. Because we never talk about it naturally. I was a little bit hesitant about arctic. Until i dug into the stories and it turns out the startups in the space are super super cool. We're gonna talk robot. Spurlock how to feed chickens in a huge autonomous container. Thing and the good news is we have jonathan sheba here to help us talk through it. Chiba your client editor. How you doing i'm okay. Man i'm appreciating the woodwork. On from tasha wasn't even intentional. And i love that. It came off as a pun. Yeah you really planted a seed. They're for what we're gonna we're off to a great start harvest the joke by talking a little bit about what we're gonna get into. We're going gonna talk about labor. Yeah so the first company we are going to talk about is called say-so labor hopefully. I'm pronouncing that right. They are a staffing solution for farms and agribusinesses and deemed themselves gustavo for agriculture. The thing that they're helping make easier is that there's a visa that a lot of people who work on farms need to have order legally be in the country. They're migrating here called an h two a visa if you think of h. one b. visa that a lot of tech workers from international countries use. This is kind of a one that you can think of is similar but for people who work at farms unlike the h. one b. though it isn't as copped it's more. How do we make it easier for people to get through that paperwork. Stay here legally safely and in a way that respects women are atonomy and fair pay and sheaves. This company just raised a bunch of money. So can you tell us a little bit about how much they raised him. From whom well say so raise four and a half million dollars from slew of investors the most important ones being found respondent and affect founders. Put money into act tech. Is that a new thing. Everybody or did. I just miss prior investments from them community him and other founders fund act investments many coming. I wasn't a really an egg ticket. Climate corp was a major founders fund company. Couple of years ago folks and weather and and you know obviously that's really critical to food production are. Let's talk about the impact of this funding round on the company. She i know they're working on the twelfth today. Going to grow that number quite a lot. But how many workers are we talking about say. This year that is going to be able to interact with their currently expecting to bring in one thousand workers for the year and it's a pretty fragmented industry so the largest player in the space is only bringing in about six thousand right now. I'm gonna bring it back to the visa conversation because that's the space that they're working in. I know another one called legal pad and that works with h one visas for them. I know that their biggest thing they have to deal with is the administration. Maybe the previous one more. So than the current one and it's like consistent flip-flopping on certain policies within the world of attack like. What is the biggest pain in the butt for a company like the labor. I'm assuming it's the same sort of paperwork issues. And the uncertainty around the immigration policy coming from the government. Will it on top of that. A lot of these agricultural fees are actually very very short terms of their seasonal. Oftentimes you to reapply year after year after year. So it's not one of these things where like in the h. one b. I believe it's three years plus three years. Have this one time like reapplication. You basically have to apply constantly to ensure the workforce conflict comes in. Obviously there can be competition between farms as well for the same workers depending on the particular season. Who's coming and who's leaving. So there's just a lot of pressure to get these systems highly reproducible. In place that farms have much more reliability and also that to be cheaper because h one b visa is often stable to worker who brings in six figures worth of income so a company can afford to spend more money on this in fact most major companies like microsoft and google and so forth had teams of people internally that just handle their legal paperwork for the h. one be process. Farm labor is not as well paid as development work. And so you have to find a way to probably scale the cost of these visas to the i mean i hate to use his economic value produced by the workers which is interesting concept while. And that's one of the things we're seeing with a lot of companies in the space. I want to move on to another one. Let's focus again on. Labor and labor arbitrage but features is working on a crop transporting robots at this is in the category of human. I'm sorry robot augmented human work. There you go yet mentioned robotic work. Give it ten more. Years is gonna be Augmented robots triggers is building out a rebel kerry to the mood that a lot of vc's. I'm looking for in these sorts of companies put but carry. The robot is designed to follow around working on farms. I believe this one in particular book on grapes. The robot kind of follows around the workers actually using their hands to pull the great which is actually quite complicated for robot to do but then the the robot has basically falling that work around and processing grapes as they move around the vineyard. And what's interesting here is that they're part of this. Ross movement or robots as raas ross instead of paying ten or fifteen k. Upfront farmers can actually rent. I guess you better term is just rent the equipment over time to try to defray the upfront cost to continual costs with a farm. I will say. I think the middle but schieber. I'm curious. How often do you see robotic companies cropping up in indiana tech's base. I mean we have a couple of days which means they feel relatively common. But i'm curious of our sample. Here is is skewed towards their own interests because we like robots or. This is a pretty common thing out there in the market. I think there's a cornucopia of robotics startups working in the space these days. You're seeing it across multiple categories so there's two main models is one you can get a by these robots and then you'll own them and they can help out your workers and you can be a bit more quick and then there's the farm is model. Which really is kind of like implemented rask which is terrible to say it out loud but they bring the machines over to you and they execute the labor and you paid them fixed rate for you. Don't have to own. The the upkeep cost well. It's actually even crazier than that right. And if you look at dietrich irs and carry it's actually a price perot bought be. Were as far as actually going one step further. It's a usage fee. They actually charge per acre. That's process as part of the weeding initiative to i in some ways. It's a huge question of how much you can actually scale up. These costs right. We talk about usage base sas models. Now you're talking about usage based rasmus and egg models. Yes i just want to point out that How did you describe waiting there. You're deleting initiative deleting is like anti leading. This is evidence that we've been talking tech too long because dvd initiative is not a thing it's called. That's what it's called. It's not a thing Usage base rats. That's extra crunch. It is now a thing. Far moyes has raised fourteen point five million dollar round back in two thousand eighteen and also put together at five point seven million dollar seed stage investment back in the day from playground global and. Oh this is a fun. She probably going to raise another twenty million. This year is that is that around that we see pretty often that size act. I think that there's a lot of demand right now. For ad tech deals especially achille's that crossover into climate or sustainability deals and the argument with the farm wise. Plays that by using the robotics to the pesticides and insecticides you can actually reduce the amount that's needed which protects land from additional pollution or or over insecticide adding then schieber. You mentioned in the piece that the category is wide open. It's not because of lack of interest. I was wondering if you could spend a stuck on the general visa interest in tech right now and why we might not be hearing about it even if it's.
"$100" Discussed on WSB-AM
"$100 gift certificate to Jimmy's tequila and carnies, and it's a great Mexican state cows. That's the only Mexican steakhouse in the city of Atlanta, but I urge you to get the crab legs. Um, yes, and best in town, But I'm going to give this away to collar number. 3 to 40474107 50. That's 40474107 fifties. The caller number three is gonna walk away with $100 gift certificate. Jimmy's tequila and carnies. So that is a great gift right there, so doll carefully and back to the show. We're going and we're playing restaurant matchmaking with David dancing and we have a full banca calls and we're going gangbusters. We have a full bank of people calling, telling us about restaurants that they wants to know about. And then also given US recommendations, which we love Both of those and all of these air up on David's website bites the letter in sites dot net and so you don't have to be burdened with writing it down right now doing whatever you're doing today. So let's go to the phone lines, and we'll see who's been holding the longest and by just a little bit is going to be wolf Wolf in Newman. Welcome to WSB. How are you today? I am wonderful. I just got off work and headed home. Good. Well, I want you to stop by one of these restaurants pick up some take out and bring it by the station. Well, actually, I called a few weeks ago. And I he gave me a tip on Gu Wash. Yeah. Oh, yeah. I'm very ethnic. I'm sorry. That's okay. What's going on? I want to see Oh, I won't tell you about Newman. Everything experience you need to come down and have Okay, And I don't. I'm not originally from here. But on the first Saturday of every month, they have market day on the square so you can buy jewelry that is made by an artist. Uh, leather work that's made by an artist on this stuff. But then after that go toe rpm. Are you one block? Rpm like rub rpm's. Yeah. Anyway for a minute. It's a dog friends. They have a dog friendly park. But the thing is, they have the best. Reuben I've ever had. Uh, Okay. Hardy are full service kid. They have a contract with with their prints of bread provider and they don't cut it across the low. They cut it lengthwise. So when you buy a full sized Reuben, it's like 12 inches long. Oh, my gosh. And they have an interest the greatest sausage. Uh, it they are, And here's the thing. Bring my dogs up there. The waitresses don't even look at you until they bring you up the dog That's full of water, Sweet and all. It is. It is an old gas station, and I love But the whole thing is come on the first Saturday of the month and he'd walk around, See all the craft. And by my wife buys tons of Christmas gifts there. Okay, It's always the first. It's only the first Saturday of the month. Okay, Thank God. Our opinions even go toe Rpm's any day But it is great. You walk your dogs around with the craft. And people are coming up in loving on your dogs. And then you gotta rpm and it they're loving on your dog. And then Yeah, okay. That sounds like one day place. One day I took my bowl master and we're sitting there and a husband and wife came on in there. Harley and the wife she ordered a And to make fresh fried. Pork rind. Oh, my goodness. Yeah, he ordered fresh order pork rinds, and I think he just bought it just to feed my dog because she leaned ownership. 30 of my If I give you give your dogs on my port runs like no, go ahead. She regretted it because he slobbered all over, but Well, thank you for that, wolf. We appreciate that. Gonna add that to the list and see if they're on Saturday morning so we can do some shopping together. All right. We're going to go back to the phone last see if we can get in his many people as possible. We're going to go to Georgia and Swanny, Georgia. Your own WSB. How are you today? I'm great. How are you? Good. What you got going on? Well, I'm Really want to go the beach, you and me, but I know But since I can't right now, I really would like some good char grilled oysters. Ooh, yeah, help a girl out. I feel you there. I mean, I I'm with you. I think we're going to try to get down. Uh, Down south a little bit here in a couple weeks for spring break, But in the meantime um you know, there's a place In mid town that is kind of world famous, and it's sort of this kind of a reverend. It's sort of a seafood dive, which I think is, you know the place to go for Char grilled oysters. It's called the Steam House Lounge used to be in Buckhead for years. And it was this institution there, And I guess the rents or they got kicked out by Don't know they moved. So now it's in Midtown and females lounge is just you know, you're like, you know, one of those barefoot places you go in Destin or something like that just old school and they do great. Char grilled oysters and feels very authentic. You just kind of feel like you're on vacation there. I mean, it is midtown Atlanta, So bring your Kevlar vests and all, but it's It's just a great spot lot of tradition, and it's just fun. S so they That's that's sort of the Yeah, That's where I would tell you to go. Well, I have been there and I had didn't realize they had the oysters. And it's really one of my favorite places to go. Yeah, yeah, yeah, Wednesdays they got a special $9 for a half dozen Char grilled oysters. So that's that's one of those special. Maybe go on a Wednesday and then double down on that sounds like a point down there in Georgia. I know what you're doing Wednesday. Well, I will be going there. That's for sure. Okay. Really Hard nut. Thank you. Bye. Bye. Bye. All right. She's been going there and didn't know that was her place. No, it's off the radar there. You gotta. Yeah, that's sort of front and center at steam House Lounge. Okay, we'd love to have you 40487207 50. That's 40487207 50. If you have a restaurant that you would like to tell us about or you have a particular type of food. That you are looking for that you can't find and David's gonna gonna sniff it out for you, and we're going to speak with him. Gregory and Town late, Gregory, You're on WSB. How are you today? Great. Great. Hi, Belinda. Hey, sweetheart..
"$100" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million
"What were we thinking saying. We wanted to grow to a one hundred million dollars a year. Hey there i'm eric olsen and heaven days join us our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. Hey there eric j olson. I wonder this offer myself. What were we thinking saying that we wanted to grow to one hundred million dollars a year in revenue. Cbs's such a bold audacious goal. That is almost ridiculous to say it. Let me tell you the story about how this came about. This all happened about three years ago. When me and kevin and jake were in a learning session and the moderator asks us well first of all the moderator reminded us and showed us a couple of examples about how most people overestimate what they can accomplish a one year but dramatically underestimate what they can accomplish in ten years because they think linearly and they shouldn't success stacks upon itself. It's like Interest building up in your savings account is star slowly at first but then interest bills on top of interest interested compounds as the same success success compounds upon himself. So if you're gonna accomplish a certain amount of success in a year. How much work can you do in ten years. And don't think the same amount every single year you're going to have more and more and more successful time goes on so with that lesson in mind he said. What are you guys. go into accomplish in ten years. What's the one thing that you're going to do where you know that you've achieved success in ten years time on so we broke up into small groups. That meet kevin. Jake went off into the corner and we started talking about One day we're going to have twenty offices and then after we said it and we kinda thought that were like wise ass. Accessible is having a lot of offices successful We talk about people. We're gonna have a. I don't know pick a number. A thousand people have a thousand people working for us and then we'll have. That's maybe maybe we can do just as much revenue do better job with fewer people with your office also with metrics site that we can kind of cheat the system. If we really to right now. I could probably have fifteen offices and i want to put that. In quotes air quotes. Fifteen offices nec companies. Do this kind of stuff all the time. They have an employee who works remotely in a different city different state and they said they have an office there. It's a home office. it's not an office. There's a big difference. I don't wanna play games like that. I don't wanna hire bunch of interns and army of five hundred interns and say oh. We reach our goal of a thousand people. Now that's ludicrous. The only thing that really matters when it comes to those kinds of company growth metrics really. I said the only thing that's not true but a a big metric is revenue and it's really hard to fake revenue so we quickly said you know what we want to. We want to target a revenue amount. How much time we were doing like just over one million a year in revenue and so we were thinking well okay if if we grow at a certain percentage every year we started to do some really rough math and it came out to forty billion dollars in ten years and an sec. Now like that's cool like that would be awesome. No doubt but what. I really want her million dollars like that. That's just a big numbers so ridiculous even thinking about going after that would have to change our mindset. It would just won't happen overnight and it won't happen organically just because we're going to have to really work at it and the moment that i said it cabinet and jake reichheld. Let's do it man and so we decided then that we were going to do it but then a couple of days later we ended other discussion right now. Like like for real for real. I want to do this. I want to get to one hundred million dollars. what's a really take. I don't want to just like you know position and and say we're going to do it and then we don't really try like we're gonna try. What are we going to do like. How are we going to pull this off so we started to actually plan this out and we talked about it a lot. We know that we're a company that wants to grow. We wanna grow big and the reason we wanna grow. Big is not just for the money. Yeah the money would be nice doubt out about it. I wanna create opportunity here so much opportunity within array digital that every single person that works you now. Every person that will work here their dreams can fit within array digital. It's got to be such a big monumental task and achievement that everybody can have success here. That's really the goal. We want to build opportunity by creating a one hundred million dollar year national powerhouse in digital marketing. That's that's really the goal so it took a little bit to get to that you know there was. There was a spark of inspiration and then a lot of conversation. About why hundred million dollars. What that means everybody. But that's now when it came time to start a podcast we. I started as a different name and then we decided to rename it to journey to one hundred million dollars. Because that's that was her passion. We talked about. We talked about growing businesses. So that is a story about how we got to be the people who talk about journey to one hundred million dollars the euro. Be twenty thirty by the time we hit it. That's our goal nine years away. But i feel like we're running out of time already. There's a lot of.
"$100" Discussed on Thank God I'm Atheist
"It's unlikely that anything's going to actually happen right. The you know the irs irs has been alerted. They've been given supporting documents they now could if they wanted to audit the church. Will they big question. Lord knows we've been watching. You know you and I have been reporting on. We've been on the beat right on the religion beat for eight years now. Yeah and we have seen time. After time religions just thumbing their nose at the IRS daring literally literally not figuratively eardley daring the IRS. To come after them. Yeah and the. Irs hasn't done shit. So I'm not holding out any hope that anything. Anything will come of this right anything. Well you say that and I would I would. I would immediately run to the things that this does do okay one. There's always a a group of Mormons. Who Sort of on the fringe enj- whether they should be sticking around but they haven't the thing that's going to get them out hasn't happened yet? They're waiting for that Straw. Making exactly this broke some backs. This BRYSON's shelves in sort of the Ex Mormon Lingo and like this and that's huge. Yeah and it's going to continue happening with the church. Bad News bad actions keep happening from this organization and in the next group of people. WHO's her in line to leave the church? They leave the church and this is going to be another you know. What was the November decision? Thing for. This is exactly like that. It's just going to hit can reach a different set of people then that kind of stuff hits and in addition into that the number two great takeaway here is. It's just bad fucking press for the audience and that those two things are the things does that. Make me happy because I would love to see them get hit but we know that their money is so tucked away in a thousand in different secure. This isn't even this one. This is a percentage of their wealth. And it's probably the the lion share but I like yeah hoarded unused there are other billions billion dollars worth other billions of dollars worth of asset absolutely assets. I mean good Lord Award writings that they own like I mean just a real estate alone real estate alone. The the the billions actual like it's natural legit whole a number percentage of the state of Florida like might be like ten percent or something like they. They own massive amounts of like multiple states wyoming coming they have like massive ranch holdings they basically county Missouri. Yeah like the so. That's just just physical land. That's I mean I guess it's it's making some money thanks to ranching orange groves and whatnot but like Yeah they shopping malls. Yeah and then like four prophet things like insurance companies right and and and multi media companies. Right they own newspapers apor they own. I don't know how many TV stations they used to own a lot of TV stations. I think they've they've kind of gotten out of that business a little bit. They still own a lot of radio stations for my understanding. The point is is like this is a church a so called Church so-called shirt. The point is eat your heart out. Joel Oh steen is what the point Loyd is Jesus this is like this is the money prosperity. Doctrine is what you're into then you should go running to the Mormons right now except that they enough never promise anything to anybody. That's what's amazing. They promised to take your money. Yeah that's true that's about it and and the other. Oh God you know what the other thing. That's really infuriating. We need to end the segment. The other thing. That's really infuriating about this is that this is. This is the same church that like within the last year her they were telling people starving people in Africa. Continue to pay your tithing and the blessings will come this. You do not need to tell poor people to pay their tithing anymore. You can just get rid of that. I mean it's it's a control proves is that that's not about the money it's about the control absolutely. It's about the mind control. Well here's things that are about the money right and they own universities. Yeah they could easily just be giving their their membership free college education shore right like that. That's something they could do. That would not be a hard thing at this point because because Harvard endowment everyone yeah exactly forty some odd Forty one million forty billion. You mean billion right back what would you do with forty one million dollars chump change. Yeah exactly can educate what four people at Harvard.
"$100" Discussed on Thank God I'm Atheist
"Bit because I have someone to think before you get your someone to think. Bridget has become a faithful listener. Mehran pay pal fantastic. Thank you so much bridget. But we have a new faithful a listener over unpatriotic okay Kale Kale sale now. At least to find people did they went to automate theus Dot Com and click on support town clicked on the Dan and frank. Love me more tab. And then they signed up For whichever platform you. They felt better for them. And a level that the fits. What how they're looking at sports shop and if you're if you do over the Patriots there different levels of rewards and gain access to an retrievers show etc and of course you always get our undying thanks near speaking of wish speaking of which we do have our Lord and Savior our top donor? Dan Uh thanks guys the Franklin. Oh my God oh Franklin Listen I know as soon as everybody saw this story. They all knew we would have to talk about it. We being a former Mormons or foreman's ourselves. Yeah when this story broke the Washington Post. Yeah that a whistle blower had decided to blow the whistle on one of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Auxiliary Companies. Right of which which they have several right. It's big news. Yeah and the big. The big headline was the number the this whistleblower throughout which is apparently backed up by a whole bunch of a of supporting documentation. Yeah that this one. One enzyme peak advisers which is a tax exempt subsidiary of the Church of Jesus Christ latter-day established as a charity established ellison as a charity is hoarding. Yeah like the Dragon. Hundred hundred billion dollars. Unbelievable I mean. It's perfectly believable food. You know that that that number doesn't surprise you too you much right except that one hundred billion dollars is just a lot of money no matter who you hear it from doesn't matter where what it's about like right but you got but just to throw it a little bit of perspective that is essentially. It's I think it's slightly more money than if you were to combine the Harvard Endowment Right and the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's funds right and I believe it's at somewhere like it's still just slightly more. Yeah and it's like what in the fuck are they up to right but the But the reporters found out what they're up to they're saving for the second cut. Prices are up to fuck all. This is amazing. Because there's you know Dan the shirt. Yeah they legitimately said that this money is not for you know paying paying for the church which they could do with the proceeds from this this one fund they could actually fund the Church right. Yeah exactly never into never taken the dollar of tithing money ever again and still be fine. No no this fund is for the second skin coming of Christ. Well let me tell you what it's four have you ever. Have you ever put on a second coming of of Deity because it's an Expensive affair it takes. It takes a lot of smoke machine. You gotta be is you gotta you gotTa have cameras in in Jerusalem. You gotTa have cameras in Moscow. You gotta be all over the world. It is an organized satellite feeds. Oh every which way lasers you're GONNA you're GonNa just I mean the fireworks budget. Oh my God God no kidding and I think you gotTa do it for the full millennium just keeps going okay so what we have here and just so if you didn't hear about this. The reason that a whistle blower matters in this case. Is that the whole point in this country anyway of FHM check quote unquote charitable organization or with religious affiliation. Which means that they they have the they have is that they have go? They have a mission. Yeah a charitable mission and all of the money that they bring in or at least a the money that they have must be used used. Yeah four that charitable mission and in like like inner proportionally viable way to their holdings correct act and there is some again some of the things. I've gathered It it's a loose definition. They're like it's not like the they say it must be X. percentage and more like it's just sort of understood you have a mission you go about uh-huh using these funds for that mission. Yeah right and it doesn't have to be like some vast like it doesn't have to be like a majority of the money we know right now. I mean just has to be a significant amount to to show that you are legitimately a charity right. Well let's just back up a little bit. How much money of this has have they ever used from this fund for Charity? Dan I can. I can actually give you that exact figure off the top of my head all really a normally. I'm not good at that because numbers kind of bounce off of me like I made a rubber but in this case I can't give you that number because it is zero. They've never paid out not anything. No in fact the only expenditures that they've had and this is where they also have a major major. Major problem is that they I used about two billion dollars from this fund to prop up two different church owned companies one. These are for profit for profit the company so this is completely inappropriate unless they kept it as they could have given them loans. They kept it as a liability on their on on their books but they didn't just gave gave them the money and so so that. So apparently the insurance Company Yeah Beneficial Life Insurance Right got. I can't remember what they said. It was over half half a billion dollars in the hundreds of millions hundreds of millions. Wasn't it yeah because the mall that they hadn't finished building yet that it was a bad time. Yeah research served three session. And you know there were overages and so they spent an extra one point. Four billion dollars is on the mall. Now guys if you ever come to Salt Lake City is a really Nice Mall. It's fine it. All Malls River goes through it with with the stocked with trout. I guess what I mean by a Nice Mall is that you can see every dollar spent on it. Oh Yeah you you know what's a yeah it is. It is inexpensive mall. Yeah it's a it's a mall that you don't even know if it's an indoor or an outdoor mall. Do tractable roots retractable roofs. Yeah it's basically a sports stadium for shopping. The sport for some people it is. You've movement my wife. We know anyway but the point is the point. Is that an enzyme. Peak Advisors It's not set up as a as a bailout for For that they're set up to as a charitable organization as an pigs in the mall. They were needy. It was so it was needed and same with the but get this. Did you pick up on the details about beneficial life. So the church like like it is a known thing. The recession hit the beneficial. Life was really exposed with like some bad like investments that they had done and they were in deep all that mortgage crap That you know 'cause economy to tank and so that's that's what that's why they had to be built out well. Nobody really knew how much money the church just dumped. In and so the heads of beneficial life took the opportunity to layoff like fifty percent of the company. They didn't have to know they just got hundreds of millions of dollars just pumped into them and now let's just lay. We asked people to the Church owned company. Yeah so okay the Church did this the Catholics. We talked about a couple of weeks ago. We I just found out that they're they're big charitable wing. Down had also just been funneling money. They they weren't hoarding it. They you were just funneling it into like well into the either there. There's some cardinals that are on some some ships right now very happy with their. They're your ships right. Yeah Yeah but when you have an endowment this large. Leave it to the Mormons Norman's at least somebody go off and be a playboy in on the Mediterranean at least the card the Catholics. No that much hoarding this much money. It's unconscionable for an event that they don't know when it'll happen right I mean I don't believe that that's what they were thinking. That thing is no one's trying to deny you from having a rainy day fund or from having a big as Mitt Romney he put it a rainy decade fund right and I was actually like well done Mitt Romney. Yeah he was like. I think it's good. I think it's good. They have a rainy day fund. Well in this case may be arranged. Yeah one hundred billion that last year a while. Yeah it's it's like you know no one saying you can't. You can't have money because as somebody pointed out that I read. Charity is a cyclic. Is a counter-cyclical thing when things get worse for people when people need the most charity. That's when the least money comes into the charity. You know what I mean. So it's like sure so so yeah you need. You need to be ready for that mind you are. They doing charity work with no right. Even if they were using this all they would be doing is building living more churches building more temporaries. So here's the deal. The church had an official response to this whole thing. And while they denied that they've done anything wrong tax wise and this and that Blah Blah Blah. There are a couple of things that stood out. They never anywhere in the statement. said it's this. This on is ludicrous. No they never denied the south. Oh I feel like the some has been confirmed by the their failure to address it and then the other thing is that they once again brought up the amount of charity work that they do right which is in some of about forty you to fifty million dollars a year which is A. That's a great some but if you look at the so the guy this whistle blower he says that this fund and this is a billion dollar fund has a return rate an annual return rate of about seven percent right. Yeah you could. He's really give away a couple of billion dollars a year and this thing would be perfectly fine it would keep growing. It'd be feeding inflation nations. That's a concern. When you have that much money right like like they would be fucking fine away literally literally billions of dollars a year? Yeah one of the greatest forces private forces for humanitarian aid and support. That has ever have been known. It would be the greatest one ever and they haven't done it they haven't done Jack. Shit here's the thing is already million dollars of charity work which they also include their own internal numbers in that right. Yes the support that they're giving to their own memo. They don't really have much support to anyone but their own member like this. It's doing administrational occur. Hurricane thing right Some aid whatever. Yeah they literally with if you've got one hundred billion dollars sitting around and you are giving away forty million and your mission quote unquote mission is charity. You have you are L. Satan miserably. You are evil because that because you're right even if they just wanted to maintain an insane amount of of maintain grow yeah they could easily let keep growing obscene numbers. And then maybe maybe it's three billion a year because maybe then it's five billion right because they have that much goddamn fucking money because forty million dollars is nothing. Four hundred million dollars is nothing. We're talking about. They could give away four thousand million dollars. Yeah that's insane. It's infuriating and and also by the way lest anyone be a dancing to happily at the news of this whistle blower yeah. It's unlikely that anything's going to actually happen right. The you know the irs irs has been alerted. They've been given supporting documents they now.
"$100" Discussed on Thank God I'm Atheist
"Hey Dan So we were just talking about a group of Christians have decided to be consistent knee the Consistency is is the hallmark of the modern Christian. I would not say that I would say in fact it's probably the opposite. Who says wait wait? Do you have any way of backing up other than the story that you told T. minutes ago we're going to turn to one Mr Pat Robertson. Oh two different clips. I think we're just going to run him back to back. And and so the first clip. If you'll recall back just a little over a year ago yeah it was. It was last year around a a little earlier but around this time because it was it was hurricane season and hurricane. Florence was pointed directly at Virginia at the time and which of course is where CBN Pat Robertson's television network Regent University College University Pray calls it a universe. I'm sure And are located and so he was. He had this little meeting Mytton where he's up at the pulpit and he starts he started. Will you'll hear it. He rebukes the hurricane the optics on his empire ear. Being run down by a by a hurricane are just too are just not go the anyway. Then we're going to cut to a clip from just a couple of days ago her and see what he has to say. He has an opinion on on various things on the weather here. I don't want that thing to come in. I don't want wanted to hurt region I don't want it to hurt. CBN I don't want it to stay up. He's beautiful campus. I don't WanNa tear these trees though. I don't WanNa see any damage. I don't WanNa bunch glass flowing and I don't want all over this area. This counting on us to pray for them so I'm going to ask you right. Now put your hand out toward the Atlantic wherever it is and let's speak a word right now. In the cheeses we declare a shale protection all over time water and we declare shaded protection over those innocent people in the path of hurricane in Jesus holy name name be out to say and we will live to mark this day and say I remember I was there are and where we saw that Hurricane Florence averted. We're GONNA believe God and Jesus said if you swing you speak to the mountain and you don't doubt your your heart. It will do the thing that you commanded to do and I believe it in all my heart that if we don't doubt our faith this hurricane will the dispelled we saw. It happened in nineteen sixty. I've seen it in here after year after year. Hurricanes tried to get in here and they couldn't do it. It's almost almost hilarious to see them. Try they try to get in and they can they go north. They turn around and try to come back again. They can't do. God has put a shield around it and that shield has been reactivated. Today we are not going to let hurricane farmers herders in Jesus name God did and called it is part of the nature that we live in and the hurricanes in the win of their natural and they actually were good because they release eaten the planet they bring Cooling Bring Wayne and rain is beneficial. So you're saying that that's the best I could do. Okay I used it well of course it uses it but I mean to you know. God said CERTAINL- natural laws in place than the. He's a move on everyone that he's sitting. They're manipulating the weather. I don't think he does that. I Yeah.
"$100" Discussed on Thank God I'm Atheist
"Oh my goodness Mormon Church. We knew that a lot of money. We have a better idea of at least hearts corner of they're in Pires. Yeah exactly if you haven't heard how does the the number one hundred billion dollars sound it. Sounds crazy and sounds absurd. But we'll be getting to that in the second half of the show because obviously Because everybody's been waiting for our hot take a TGI hot take right. So Yeah Dan what what. Let's see I want to start with a story that begins with a sad story. Oh and we do have to get through the sad part because it lays the groundwork for the fun part. Okay all right we will focus too much on the Senate not not too much of the sad part but So I mean is that the way to jump into the start yes As a small child has passed away to your the two year old daughter of Andrew and Kelly highly enthrall. I think I actually do okay with her. Name is all was olive. Oh dear died suddenly unexpectedly inner city. Inner sleep just stopped breathing and so it. Of course I mean small child passing away is always going to. It's going to be tragedy fever any family But it was also tragedy. That really caught them off off guard. Well the highly goals are a religious family. They belong to to a church called. It's the BETHEL church in Redding California. Okay it's a mega church. Oh yeah and it sounds like it's kind of a cookie church as well because Uh So let's get to what the parents did. So they have posted a go fund me okay with the goal of of reaching one hundred thousand dollars. Well that's a damn fine funeral. I'll tell you that you're not looking for funeral Dan. They're looking for resurrection erection. Oh and all that hurts and my question is what's the money ninety four. Yeah like like you hit one hundred thousand dollars and the listen lamb. Oh she comes back two hundred grand. Jesus HASTA wreck resurrect or is this how it were. Oh Yeah it's a money thing well never hear about wealthy people's children dying. Yeah yeah that's exactly what it doesn't happen people with a lot more money than a hundred thousand dollars die right. Yeah but don't come back to life but that's because they're rich and easier for a rich man or for camel and the a needle and the thing than a rich the. So so he's highly dolls or whatever the name is are scam artists will. Oh they are influencers. Oh they're social media influencers. They have quite the following apparently on instagram. And it's all Krishna Russian crap right like I should do that. I should start a Christian instagram Honestly the just just load up on credulous fools and eventually I mean catch fire so easy just seems that just seems a low hanging fruit so back to the story the they have asked that friends family and other others from the church. Gather to pray for a miracle of resurrection. So they are. They're they're also praying. The this is from a statement. Eight -ment issued by death. All Church right The basis for which the resurrection. You're talking about the resurrection the basis for which is modeled by Jesus in the New Testament. Fine sure he resurrected purport like that's what people say he did in the story BETHEL church believes believes in the stories of healing and physical resurrection found in the Bible and that the miracles they portray are possible today Okay Eh everyone involved here is setting. Like this is a grief stricken couple. Yeah who has turned to the only thing they can. The they know for which is exactly and And so and this and this church and they're and they're like okay and then all of a sudden everybody starts rally around them to the tune of as we speak week Dan not even a week later. They've raised fifty thousand dollars. Oh my God I need to be bilking these idiots. What am I doing with my life? I'll try to resurrect my dad. Let's let's store go fund me. We'll really Dan. What is going on? I think it was just last last week or the week prior. I always have the best memory for timelines of when when we talked about stuff on the show like just very recently. We talked about a woman in Ottawa Ontario Ontario. Yeah like kept her dead husband in the bedroom sealed it off and the kids and like their house. Mates were all praying for the guy to be resurrected. Leaves months that he was in there. Yeah decomposing he composing and it's not like they had given up no because they were being like even the sheriff evict them right examined paying their mortgage Sean and because the guy in the living room what the fuck is going on with with like a certain like really stupid lupins segment of Christianity Right. I think like when he's their daily but they're they're the logical conclusion of this damn thing. That's the problem is that these are the people who actually believe the stories that they've read in the Bible. Yeah religions don't become wildly problematic until someone actually believes in them and that's when things go really wrong so the Hashtag wake-up olive you've all my God has been used. This article is a little old blake when when the article posted it wasn't over fifty thousand dollars. I looked right before we recorded to see where it was that when the article posted I think just yesterday it was at thirty six thousand and it's also reporting that this Hashtag has has garnered roughly fifteen hundred posts on instagram. This is a very active thing and people are supporting reporting it. this is from Kelley. Paul we believe in Jesus who died in conclusively defeated every Grave Holding The keys to Resurrection Direction Power. We need it for little olive. Who stopped breathing yesterday and has been pronounced dead by doctors we are asking for bold unified prayers from the Global Church to stand with us in belief the he will raise this little girl back to life? God her time was not done. It is our time to believe boldly and with confidence we and with confidence wheeled what King Jesus paid for. It's time for her to come them to life. What the fuck like that is? This is brutal stuff. Tough guy in the history of the planet. They can point to one person who they who they believed it. Ah Right he also resurrected Lazarus and correct so we got the power right and so but win has is. It ever happened right right this you may be happening all of the time all of the time right. Just what every every hole truly truly holy person in the world would just be picking like really good people and bringing them back every now and then I mean this is this is this is also speaks to another the problem. I think in our society which is everybody just thinks they're so goddamn special right and so because she thinks she's so special and she believes in magic. Jesus yes she. She actually believes that Jesus is going to let her child be the first one and ever and that was the Bible a day after. Yeah like there's no grieving period. There's no time for that. It was just like they're in the Throes of Greek. I get it like you want to take action against this horrible thing that is happening but you can't know gofundme refund me is not the answer. Yeah Oh my God fifty thousand dollars right end. Hey well they'll remain you'll better there's they make money off of the Internet so there you go. I can't begrudge them that it's my God. Aw I just I just turned to my story. And there's this picture of the pope and he's just staring at me and it's very very unsettling anyway. My my my next story is in the Vatican as you can guess. Pope Francis has has done a thing. Now I don't I'm going to be honest. I did some research. I'm still not clear on whether this thing feels like it's a real thing or just just lip service to a thing. Here's what he did. He has changed the official policy so that sexual abuse cover ups all of the you know anything involving clergy and sexual abuse is no longer covered under what's called the people secret. Oh okay so. Apparently there's a there's there's a concept of you know the pope's the pope's secret is is sort of just whatever whatever the pope decides not to talk about about but it's literally just something like the International. Nobody can force him to release documents. Or whatever right it's an and it sort of the Vatican's sounds like discretion to To decide what what they're going to say they mean. It is a sovereign state. Yeah so yeah so oh but yeah like if you have real blab blabbermouth pope. Who just couldn't kick pope spillover? Lord just go with these look. I'm not telling you I'm not telling you anything you. You didn't hear this from me but cardinal so and so anyway no the pontifical secret is is an official thing thing that no longer covers out stuff which means that Vatican controlled documents Internal paperwork all of that sort of Stuff can be and will be delivered theoretically to governing bodies around the world when it's related to clergy sex-abuse good now now. HOW MUCH OF CLERGY SEX ABUSE PAPERWORK GETS TO THE VATICAN OKAY question? So there's this question of like does it matter because bishops still control so much of what happens in a specific doc diocese right and like if the Bishop has it on lockdown right I mean. It doesn't matter of the Pope no longer. You're holding secret. 'cause he's holding a cigarette. You know what I mean. Well and it's also like you know hard to share documents that have been shredded right right and so at the curia like immediately was like read that all. Everybody's looking up. Let's see do pope because there's smoke.
"$100" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"Dan Welcome. Hey Stacy and you are those the great food podcast called the spark full. That's right and today you are bringing us a very special missile story about apples apples in the olden times. There were many kinds of apples but then as the country the food systems were industrialized. There was a big big consolidation towards red delicious particular and really there was the red apple red delicious the green one and the and the yellow golden delicious and those are the only apples and mostly those apples were picked because they look nice red delicious especially looks very pretty. Listen Beautiful Apple Right And it's very durable like the. The skin is very thick. It considered a shell for a long time so now I'm at work. Everyone was pretty much content with red delicious because they didn't know what else was out there. Starting maybe in the seventies you started to see the the proverbial seeds planted of a new apple movement and it all started with one apple that became like this huge hit apple red so now we a lot of us don't know about honey. Any crisp are probably the most expensive apple at your average suburban supermarket for sure And when honey crisp came along it will. It blew up the industry because is it showed people that consumers were willing to spend a lot more money for an apple that they thought was superior and this apple was not just I mean. This isn't just a peer in the grocery store or this was actually developed like a product will. That's one of the big changes that has led to the proliferation of all these apple. Stacey which is apple clubs growers clubs. It's like a collective or even like a franchise kind of situation so you have growers who come together and you in order to get permission to grow a new variety of Apple. You must pay money for the rights to grow that Apple Your licensing the apple. Okay so it's basically like opening up a subway sandwiches or saying you're paying for the right to write and also we're going to band together to market this apple so it's GonNa everyone's GonNa know the name snapdragon or pink lady or or you know whatever the new apple it's GonNa be notably left out of the club system. Is The apple state itself. Correct right there. Did they get left out. Well they're still stuck red delicious and Red Delicious falling out of favor. So Washington State is looking at this like apple. Revolution happening all around the country. And they're like we've got to get in this and so they decide that they are going to engineer a hit apple starting December first. We will have a new apple in this will be. The biggest apple launch in history in apple is born. Yes and it has called. It is called the cosmic crisp. This is the indicator from planet at at money. I'm Stacey Vanik Smith. I'm Dan Passionate from the sport full food podcast and today on the show the cosmic Chris. This message comes from. NPR SPONSOR TIAA committed to the idea that while most things in life run out from clean shirts in the morning to a favorite dessert at night. Wife time income in retirement shouldn't learn more at Tiaa dot org slash. Never run out. Support also comes from Google from Connecticut Connecticut to California from Mississippi Minnesota millions of American businesses are using Google tools to grow online learn more at Google dot com slash grow L. so Washington state big apple growing state decides. It is tired of being left out of like the Big Apple Revolution. That's happening all over the country and it wants to you. Create this new apple but that is a complicated process. It's expensive and time consuming. It takes decades the way that you read a new apple is actually actually pretty simple and straightforward in the sense that I it's just like you grow an apple tree a bunch of apple trees. You pick the apples taste them. You see which ones are best and then you take the seeds out outta those apples that are best and you plant them in the ground and then you have a new batch of whatever twenty trees take another few years then trial those apples and pick the very best and you keep picking the seeds seeds until you end up with an apple that blows your mind but that can take as it did in this case twenty years and there's a woman who is in charge of this process who has been overseeing seeing all the apples and seeds and tests and you talked to her. Her name is Kate Evans. I am the leader of the poem Fruit Breeding Program at Washington State University. I'm a professor of horticulture usually pomfret. I get good one pome fruit. I said so. Apple is a poem fruit as is and and Quinson other similarly related fruits. got it I cover apples and pears. And so it's Kate's job to basically figure out how to make a hit apple and there are all these metrics that you use its firmness crispness juice all of those things combined and then Nicole you have the effect of the skin cause the skin to the flesh makes a difference in terms of how you perceive the texture. Yes and then you got all those flavor roll traits. You've got tartness sweetness aromatics but also trying to combine that with those traits that would make it work. Look for for the grower and for the whole production line and so they're looking at this basically giant universe of all these different apples in their breeding. This one in this one and this one but the cosmic crisp has to pretty famous parents. So cosmic crisp parents are honey Chris and so they paired honey crisp with an apple called enterprise so the enterprise is more durable and also has a different appearance. And so part of why cosmic Chris got the name. It God is that you know. This is the level that we're who are these apples in development they do focus groups they do focus groups for apple's they do like this way glass and a bunch of people sitting around a table being like I think it's Crispy uh-huh yes and they do focus groups for apple names really so they help you eat apples. Say what flavors does this evoke. Where does it make you think of? And then how do you feel if the apple would be named this versus that and one of the things that people said was that the AH the yellow flecks in the outside of the apple resembled stars Oh and that got people thinking cosmic so like how much money did Washington State University spend on all of this like marketing and focus groups and breeding and stuff like that tens of millions of dollars but they stand to make a hundred million a hundred million dollars so the so why. How wow and how much are they going to spend marketing it ten million dollars mm ten million dollars marketing this new apple and that is what like TV ads? First of all like any big star making its first appearance in the public. This apple apple has a PR firm that really. Yes they're called. They're the same company that worked on the branding and the naming and they also do the publicity for the Apple. I mean you can market the Bejesus out of something but people have to like it and you actually. Dan got a special sneak. Peak that's right of the cosmic. Chris I got an advance Apple Avenue. Chance at a copy of the APP actually recorded yourself trying it so we have tape of that. Let's let's play that tape all right. I'm going in It's extremely crunchy extremely juicy. Extremely sweet and also acidic like. It's just it's like a technicolor apple. So so now. The ten million dollar question Dan Passion. Would you pay extra. Would you pay a little more to buy. This apple. Depends on a little more than what I in my house. We already don't don't really ever get honey crisp. My wife is not on board with paying so much extra for the honey crisp she. We don't we don't i. Don't make hunting Chris Money Stacey. Well yeah no one in public radio makes Chris or right and then that's crazy. No no I know but I would certainly pay more for this apple then for what I will call the average apple brand X. Okay Because it was so juicy and it's also a huge. I mean I was very hungry when I went to eat this apple and I ended up feeling like pretty satisfied. We're just eating an apple which is not common for me. What happens if people don't buy this apple? Will the people who would be hit hardest for the growers in Washington State Right. They've ripped up other trees and planted these new trees exactly and it would be many years before they could make any kind of a change I'd be surprised if it flops. One hundred percent because the apple is very good and because it has so much money and power behind it but none of us can say for sure we are they ripping out red delicious trees and putting in cosmic crisp trees. What happened host host? The Washington state growers were like okay. Noma red delicious. Were we're going to like we're betting it all on the cosmic Chris. I wouldn't say bedding at all. I mean there will still be read delicious but yes yes the There will be fewer red delicious produced and more cosmic Chris. I mean farmers generally don't have huge margins of error in their budgets and stuff so this is a big risk for them absolutely has. has there been an apple. That's flopped. I don't think there's ever been an apple launch. This do you have some episodes that people bullshit definitely tune into listen to. We did episode in October. That I hope folks will check out all about the use of the word plantation food branding and it becomes really an episode about Whiteness weakness in America. So you can check out of this portfolio. Wherever you get your podcasts? Yep checking out. This episode of the indicator was produced by Lena Sons. Gary our intern is Nadia. Louis our editor is Paddy Hirsch and the indicator is a production of N._p._R...
"$100" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million
"Hey there. I'm kevin daisy and americans and join us on our journey to the one hundred million dollar company. Hey everyone this is kevin today. I'm here with growth update so of course you we know the name of this podcast is journey to one hundred million and we are serious about that and so i'm going to give updates on where we are as a company the hebrew awesome speed and sorry a little sick this week's my voice might sound a little crazy but it is what is so anyway when we started this podcast back in january anuary this year so january twenty nineteen we were at one point two million today august thirtieth two thousand nineteen. We've exceeded one point six million the awesome part is i just got some new financials from caccia. Who does our books in house here here. She's awesome but she sends us financials every other monday and this week when i looked at those we are actually at a hundred percent growth rate right now so armor that information and since we have a month left in the third quarter and then our goals for fourth quarter we will exceed our goal of two million dollars of annual recurring revenue so i'm really excited about that again. We have a whole month left in this quarter and that if we just hit our goal for fourth quarter we're going to exceed our goal and so obviously we're gonna push it hard to began to go as far as we can. Dan and to push the envelope. We're gonna probably be setting goals higher and especially for next year. We're talking about sending it pretty high again because we're we're read one hundred percents growth rate right now and if we can maintain that we're gonna be doing pretty damn well so i guess key takeaways here is setting goals <music> tracking those on not just a monthly or quarterly basis but again we get financials every other week then we'll review those and see where we are sales. We have conversations every day about where we are sales about deals. We have our pipeline stuff like that. So you know it's really a daily kind of thing to really you a set goals. You have to have a measure those goals. K._p._i.'s whatever you you know. Whatever's going to work for you but got set goals. You're going to track them or you're not going to achieve them if you can i would also make sure that you're getting some kind of financial reports on a regular basis. If you're the business owner and you're trying to do all that yourself those are things that you know you kinda. Keep an eye on but you're not really digging deep to find out what's your p._n._l. Your balance sheet cash on hand your growth rate <hes> an and things like that to know really where you're going. You got a project out where you're going and if you're going to get where you want to go so so you were pretty much on track pretty cited where we are in such a short amount of time but the real reality is even if we hit the two million mark this year we at the double year after year after year to hit that hundred billion mark is a huge task of big goal. If you don't aim high you're not gonna go hasso so those goals big bordered butts off get focused. Thank you for listening. Is it time for new website. If so we'd love to help you out check out our website services at this is the ray dot com.
"$100" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million
"Is you have. But I bet it was not a one hundred million dollar mistake. Several weeks ago when we were thinking about going to a hundred million dollars, and we had just kind of announce it to the world. And maybe even after a couple of podcast episode, come Allah. We were like, yeah, we're going to do it one hundred million dollars. I thought well what's gonna actually take to get two hundred million dollars? Like how much do we have to sell? How fast we have to grow? We're going to try to do this by twenty thirty. What does it really mean? As far as growth are we talking about tripling the size of the company every single year doubling the size? And so what I do. I sat down and I created a complex spreadsheet. And in the spreadsheet, I said well at the time where it will million dollars a little bit more now, but then it was one million dollars, and we had to get to one hundred million dollars, and we had eleven years, and I brought that up in two months SO, I figured well. If we increase by this much every single month, and since this recurring revenue issued add on top of itself. So let's say we bring say a thousand dollars in the first month will and the second month we bring in thousand dollars again now up to two thousand dollars the third month we bring in one thousand dollars third time. Now, we have total of three thousand dollars. There's a cumulative effect over time, and we had eleven years times twelve months, and that's too much math for me to do right now. I don't know hundred thirty two that's close. If that, correct. So we had a hundred and thirty two months to actually build up this revenue. So I laid out this big spreadsheet and. And I did that we needed to bring an extra twenty six hundred dollars in new monthly recurring revenue every single week in order to achieve a hundred million dollars at the end of that time period, and I actually publish that information. I think I did a podcast episode about it. And I was very proud of myself or calculating that. A some point. I went back, and I looked at it. And I started to kind of question the logic. And I realized I had made a mistake. I had made a big mistake. What I was doing was always adding up all of the money that we would have earned between then and twenty thirty so summing it all up equal one hundred million dollars. That's a lot different than earning. One hundred million dollars in your twenty thirty which is really the goal. The goal is not to earn one hundred million dollars in the next eleven or twelve years. Then there's a big difference. Matter of fact, in order to earn a hundred million dollars over the next eleven years. What that means is into thirty will be an eighteen million dollar company. So think about it this way say like a million dollars in two thousand eighteen two million two thousand nineteen four million two. Thousand twenty cetera Oli up to twenty thirty eighteen million dollars. When you add all that up for every single year. That was one hundred million dollars was the answer. I got and it was wrong. It was a big hundred million dollar mistake. When I realized that and recalculated the numbers were huge. It was something like there was so big that even save the file it was like fifty five thousand dollars a week in revenue or maybe per month. It was a big big way bigger number than we could achieve saw realize that model was wrong. I had made a huge mistake would also realize that is going to be very difficult for us to grow by having a linear amount of new revenue coming in every single week or month. The reality is there's going to be stacking affect if we bring in twenty five hundred dollars per week in new month recurring revenue which is about what we're doing right now that won't be acceptable in five years in five years, and he's be ten or fifteen or twenty thousand a week. The numbers all the numbers are going to get bigger, including how much we bring in. There's also going to be an inorganic component buying companies and foreign them into digital. This is way more complicated of a situation than I originally suspected. It's not gonna be just bringing the same on of money every single week for the next eleven years way, more complicated. I made a huge mistake. I don't know what the answer is yet. But I know that it's not a steady stream of income is going to vary over the years. Thank you for listening. I hope you heard something you can implement in your
"$100" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million
"Hey there I'm Eric Olson in I'm Kevin days. Join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. Hey, everybody. It's eric. Have you ever made a costly mistake? My guess is you have. But I bet it was not a one hundred million dollar mistake. Several weeks ago when we were thinking about going to a hundred million dollars, and we had just kind of announce it to the world. And maybe even after a couple of podcast episode, come Allah. We were like, yeah, we're going to do it one hundred million dollars. I thought well what's gonna actually take to get two hundred million dollars? Like how much do we have to sell? How fast we have to grow? We're going to try to do this by twenty thirty. What does it really mean? As far as growth are we talking about tripling the size of the company every single year doubling the size? And so what I do. I sat down and I created a complex spreadsheet. And in the spreadsheet, I said well at the time where it will million dollars a little bit more now, but then it was one million dollars, and we had to get to one hundred million dollars, and we had eleven years, and I brought that up in two months SO, I figured well. If we increase by this much every single month, and since this recurring revenue issued add on top of itself. So let's say we bring say a thousand dollars in the first month will and the second month we bring in thousand dollars again now up to two thousand dollars the third month we bring in one thousand dollars third time. Now, we have total of three thousand dollars. There's a cumulative effect over time, and we had eleven years times twelve months, and that's too much math for me to do right now. I don't know hundred thirty two that's close. If that, correct. So we had a hundred and thirty two months to actually build up this revenue. So I laid out this big spreadsheet and. And I did that we needed to bring an extra twenty six hundred dollars in new monthly recurring revenue every single week in order to achieve a hundred million dollars at the end of that time period, and I actually publish that information. I think I did a podcast episode about it. And I was very proud of myself or calculating that. A some point. I went back, and I looked at it. And I started to kind of question the logic. And I realized I had made a mistake. I had made a big mistake. What I was doing was always adding up all of the money that we would have earned between then and twenty thirty so summing it all up equal one hundred million dollars. That's a lot different than earning. One hundred million dollars in your twenty thirty which is really the goal. The goal is not to earn one hundred million dollars in the next eleven or twelve years. Then there's a big difference. Matter of fact, in order to earn a hundred million dollars over the next eleven years. What that means is into thirty will be an eighteen million dollar company. So think about it this way say like a million dollars in two thousand eighteen two million two thousand nineteen four million two. Thousand twenty cetera Oli up to twenty thirty eighteen million dollars. When you add all that up for every single year. That was one hundred million dollars was the answer. I got and it was wrong. It was a big hundred million dollar mistake. When I realized that and recalculated the numbers were huge. It was something like there was so big that even save the file it was like fifty five thousand dollars a week in revenue or maybe per month. It was a big big way bigger number than we could achieve saw realize that model was wrong. I had made a huge mistake would also realize that is going to be very difficult for us to grow by having a linear amount of new revenue coming in every single week or month. The reality is there's going to be stacking affect if we bring in twenty five hundred dollars per week in new month recurring revenue which is about what we're doing right now that won't be acceptable in five years in five years, and he's be ten or fifteen or twenty thousand a week. The numbers all the numbers are going to get bigger, including how much we bring in. There's also going to be an inorganic component buying companies and foreign them into digital. This is way more complicated of a situation than I originally suspected. It's not gonna be just bringing the same on of money every single week for the next eleven years way, more complicated. I made a huge mistake. I don't know what the answer is yet. But I know that it's not a steady stream of income is going to vary over the years. Thank you for listening. I hope you heard something you can implement in your business right away. Finance online at journey to one hundred million dot com.