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A highlight from Episode 131 - Nov. 12th, 2023 - Late Night Chats
"Two thumbs, three fingers in the C sign I rep that three -nine The thirties in the hood, I hope he tapped in Third, 9th Street It's intense in your spot, you know he tapped in The thirties in my hood since way back when 30 told his brother, don't get rapped in Caught him same night on the spike, made him backspin If you Harlem, then we locked in Cause they never got caught, swear that top ten Countin' pocket one for somethin' in the pot deck Get to actin' rocky, you catch somethin' out this docked in Actin' like they out here, but they ain't never sweet as nothin' Luce got that broomstick, please don't make him sweep somethin' Long nose, you don't wanna hear that sneeze from it My Samantha, while I'm daggone keepin' peace comin' Know them niggas gon' get a thing from it Except for Screenshot, the OOB outside Corona, gotta watch how you maneuver outside No coronas, but my homie brought the cool outside Like we bout to have a cookout, in case we gotta book out Keep it followin' while them cuz we on the lookout Keep it on the highway now, gettin' took out Especially for a problem, hope you spendin' with your hook out Pull up in my hood, hope you tap in Pull up in my hood, hope you tap in Pull up in my hood, hope you tap in The OG just came on, tryna tell him this ain't back then Hangin' out the window, goin' side still The other side before you slide, better tap in Pull up in my hood, hope you tap in You ain't come around here, now you land, better tap Pull up to my hood, I hope you tap in I had a Glock 9, then all I wanted was a Mack jet It's hard to play the hood, cuz when they hear us payin' rats I just wanna get Alexis eatin' reckless with my rat shit Give a fuck about the government, cuz all they do is tax tax Tried to run them shots, hit him in his back As soon as we get it, we try to flip it like some nasty Might pull up in the coupe, just me and Stoop with an axis She saw me on the TV, found out that I was active Like the old creases, metal fingers to the caps They see the whole team is up, count on my brothers They take on me, I don't need a crush Touched a lot of paper to be honest, I ain't seen enough No license, cops pull me over, I'm weak enough Really on my stripes, I'ma need it up 220 on the dash, hit the gas, speed it up Every time them niggas check, I'm lost, throw that whip is out Pull up to my hood, hope you tap in Pull up to my hood, hope you tap in Pull up in my hood, hope you tap in The OG just came home, tryna tell him this ain't back then Hangin' out the window, go inside, still the other side Before you slide, better tap in Pull up to my hood, hope you tap in Pull up to my hood, hope you tap in Pull up to my hood, hope you tap in Shoot a block, trip me on smack Cop, 50 grams, made it backlit, backlit Lost voice, had us dancin', lights came a 'actin' I ain't got a kiddo since askin', no, I'm packin' Play O to my casket, that's on my asses If you smart, you better run, I keep a gun Listen up, when the real **** is being done I'm with Taj out of Roselle, got **** in the hotel I only eat **** if it look good and don't smell My **** has colonies and won't tell I'm from cop, kill it, queen, still tryna get back for Sean Bell Pull up to my hood, hope you tap in Pull up to my hood, hope you tap in O .G.
'American Marxism' & 'The Democrat Party Hates America' Go Together
"Censoring and monitoring among others me me and other conservatives and other you conservative organizations know a few years ago this would have been a shocking scandal today it's acceptable because the media thrown in a hundred percent the media are we are into this American Marxism and they are Democrats so if you have a copy of American Marxism I want to strongly encourage you to get a copy the Democrat Party hates America and put them side by side on your shelf Alexis de Tocqueville when he wrote Democracy in America he actually wrote two books two volumes so when we talk about Democracy in America book the it's actually two volumes and so when I wrote America Marxism and how the Democrat Party hates America these are really two volumes two volumes and if you read American Marxism and you read the Democrat Party hates America you will have knowledge for there's no question about it and you will be the Thomas Paine's and you will be able to spread the word at Thanksgiving at Christmas at Hanukkah anytime you where ideas do matter you see it in the streets ideas evil ideas spreading throughout the country we need good ideas American ideas spreading throughout the country that's our role
A highlight from 248: Revolutionizing Entertainment: The Power of Digital Collectibles with Hiram Vazquez
"The blockchain show is a podcast that demystifies cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology Here and welcome to the blockchain show, how are you doing today? Good. How are you? Very well. It's great to be here Yeah, well, thank you so much for joining us today Introduce yourself a little bit to the audience. This is your first time Maybe share anything you'd like about your background and your blockchain journey if you will sounds good. My name is Ron Vasquez I'm the CEO and founder of Lala web 3 startup in entertainment space So we're creating a new fan experience we are fans ourselves of movie and TV shows and for for those fans, we're creating a way for them to Have new points of access and ownership over their favorite movies and TV shows I've been working on this for the last year plus but my blockchain journey started I would say 2020 well, I was really like getting into More I had invested in some block in some crypto before that But I was really getting into like learning more about the tech special specifically aetherium. I joined At around that time I joined 776 which is Alexis Ohanian's venture fund and part of my job was helping Portfolio companies a lot of them pre product to build their product. Also, you know, we were investing in the web 3 space so learning a lot about what was going on that's in the space and And that's when I really at that time NFTs were starting to blow up in 2020 beginning of 2021 with top shot all these new community -led projects were blowing up and community -led IP became billion -dollar IP pretty much overnight with you know, like the main examples being doodles and and board aids and all those so that around that time Alexis and I both being collectors we organically started talking about what was happening and and that you know led to to us Talking about you know, what happens to the incumbents the the studios that arguably have Some of the most valuable IP in the world and how can they feature -proof? Themselves to to remain relevant in the future. So that's that's kind of like Part of what I've been up to for the last few years and before that I've been I've been in this startup space for just building For products for thinking startups such as uber and others and You know, it's it's been great to to build in in the blockchain technology space Giving access to to people or new point of access has been the target trend in my career So yeah, it's been great. Yeah, very good Let's talk some more about Lala and kind of curious how it's transforming the fan experience kind of I'm just kind of curious Yeah, just how that transformation Through digital collectibles what that might look like. Yeah, absolutely It starts with with creating new point new touch points with this IP right now If you're an adult and you love a movie other than streaming it There's not much else that you can do for kids. There's all the toys and which is by the way One of the fastest -growing statements of the toy industry its toys for adults so there's a need or for adults and a demand for adults to connect and at a deeper level with Entertainment IP or movie and TV IP, but there's no merit not many ways to do it. There's no brand known for creating those touch points and that connective tissue between the IP owner and The fans so what that looks like today is When you buy one of the Lala collectibles In this case, we launched with the local Wall Street Which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year the big big IP you get amazing artwork that we were Curated so you get a digital version and the physical version of the artwork but you also get access to Unreleased footage from the movie. So as part of this partnership we have access to every single take every single scene that was Shot for that movie and we're in the next few weeks We're curating Clips from that so that fans can see kind of like the behind the scenes of how this movie this modern classic was made so those type of things are not currently available to Two fans and and we're creating a platform where you know Fans can go in they can Get the physical merch Unlocked by this digital collectible. They also get it in ways new ways to interact with this IP and to to go behind the scenes and Yeah in an industry that you know the industry of insiders Allowing fans to become insiders themselves Yeah, I like that. That's definitely something I miss about buying media, you know You get the DVD with all the deleted scenes and the posters and there's a lot missing with streaming So yeah, that's that's really cool. Well other than that You know you're talking about NFTs being a big trend in the recent years Just kind of curious is there anything else that kind of separates Lala's offerings from other digital collectibles in the market Specifically in the context of NFTs because I know it It can vary a lot Yeah, absolutely. So for the Wolf of Wall Street Collectibles we actually are allowing fans to for the first time own a piece of the revenue streams from the movie so Movies Make money and from licensing from the box office selling tickets when it comes to theaters from merch and We were able to secure A piece of the revenue stream from from that movie and and give it back to facts. So specifically revenue streams from IP Preservation efforts. So what that means is Right now there's a lot of big movies and brands There's you know, they're very popular if you google on Websites like we're red bubble or any other creative creator websites You see a lot of bootleg merch out there So a lot of that is taken down and then you recoup some of the revenues that comes from the sales of those bootleg Merch what we're doing is taking that Revenue stream and giving it back to facts. That's impressive because you know, you think of the entertainment industry It's kind of known for its traditional Revenue models I can imagine You know fans This is gonna just change a lot of what they expect from not only Owning the merchandise but but actually a part of the revenue streams. That's pretty incredible you have any insights into the kind of the future of Digital collectibles and film and TV and and you know what fans can expect That's a good question for one, you know, like every big studio they know the importance of blockchain technology not only in in like the collectibles Space but also in the distribution of their film to theaters in a secure way or in the production process There's definitely use cases that where you could you could argue that blockchain technology makes it more efficient So there are many ways that they're that they're looking at this and every single Big studio has a small team of what a small web 3 and a key team That's looking at this But they they're still trying to figure that out. One thing that's encouraging for people that are building in the space is that Bain and company one of the biggest Consulting companies that works with a lot of these studios and that buys a lot of these studios They post it or publish recently the new entertainment industry article that talked about the opportunity of using blockchain for Connecting with fans in a new way and says like it'll allow for revenues to increase by 20 % Just from that by 2030 so if you know like people Advising these studios are telling them. Hey Blockchain is real. It's legit. It's legit. There's a big real opportunity to Increase your revenues and to you know to create new Revenue streams and that's encouraging for us as builders to to keep working in the space and For for what we're trying to do specifically it's about Allowing IP owners to own their relationship with fans at the moment That's not possible. Whenever there's a big movie. Let's say like from a franchise Like a big franchise like Star Wars There's no way Like every every time they they start marketing a new Chapter In Star Wars, they pretty much have to start from zero. There's no way for them to identify who watched the three last movies from from Star Wars or shows and to connect with them directly, so That's kind of like our long term longer term vision is to create that connective tissue Where between the IP owners and the fans by creating these touch points between them for the fans to engage in new ways with this IP, so It's a creating a win -win for both The IP owner which allows them to market more efficiently whenever there's new projects or new yeah, a merch collection or whatever that is and for the fans to you know immerse themselves In a new way to the stories that into the stories that they already love. Yeah, it's incredible I think about collecting and in my life, you know I literally would collect coins as a kid and I still have a lot of them all sorts of things I'd love to collect and just keep but then there's other people who want to buy something and sell it later for a profit and Kind of everything in between we've seen with cryptocurrencies, you know different types of people and how they interact with it but I was curious if you could share some examples of You know how fans can benefit from owning a piece of the revenue stream from their favorite movies and TV shows Through what you offer at Lala? Yeah, it's a good question And that's something that that were very upfront about the expectations from these payouts It's all about creating a deeper emotional connection to the stories that you that you know and love Specifically movies and TV and less so about expecting a profit An immediate profit solely from the payouts of these revenue streams so We for for this Wall Street collectible We have for the collection, we have three different tiers of the collectibles with three different artworks and three sets of perks and benefits So the the percentage ownership is a part of it but it's not The I would say like yeah, like the expectation of turning a quick profit from from the payout is not something that that we That were about or we you know, I can promise or Tell fans to expect from this Yeah, that makes sense Shifting gears a little bit.
A highlight from The Web3 Nonprofit Episode 3 - Black Women Blockchain Council
"We feel that as we're building this ecosystem, there's a need for so many different hands to be involved so that we can build it the right way. I see blockchain as a revolution. I see it as an opportunity to rewrite the wrongs of the past, or at least try to start with a fresh start and create opportunities for everyone and not just a select few in tech. Hi there, welcome to the Web3 Nonprofit, a special 10 -part crypto -ultrism podcast series exploring stories of nonprofits who are leveraging Web3 technology for good. My name is Drew from Crypto -ultrism .org. In this series, we will chat about the highs and lows of being a nonprofit in the world of Web3 and how organizations of all sizes can leverage this transformative technology to grow their impact. So let's dive right in. Welcome, welcome to the third episode of our new very special 10 -part podcast series. In each episode, we will be highlighting a different nonprofit organization that is innovating with Web3 technology. Now before we dive in and welcome our guest, I want to give a special shout out and thanks to Endowment for their partnership in helping bring this to life. So before we get started, I wanted to share a special message from their team. Hey, it's day. So as you know, Endowment lets you gift over a million US nonprofits and thousands more globally and you probably want to support a lot of them. You might be like, I want to support five different organizations. Does that mean I'm going to get five different tax receipts and have to bring them all to my accountant? And I've got something that I think can help. It's called a donor advised fund. You might hear it sometimes called a DAF. Think about it as your personal giving account where you can make one donation and get one tax receipt. Oftentimes you can write off the full amount and then take your time. You can grant to those five orgs, 10 orgs, however many you want all from one place. And because Endowment funds are all on chain, they're faster than traditional DAFs, they're way more affordable and they're transparent. You can follow the money all the way to its destination. So if you're ready to simplify your giving life, go to app .endowment .org and click the start of fund button. And now a word from Larry at the lawyer box. Endowment does not give financial advice that is a job for a licensed tax professional. I love that. Definitely head over to endowment .org that's E -N -D -A -O -M -E -N -T .org to learn about their incredible work. Okay, now the moment we've all been waiting for. For the third episode, we're excited to highlight the work of Black Woman Blockchain Council. An organization incredible with a mission to create a safe space that inspires, trains and activates a talent and economic pipeline of Black women pursuing professional and entrepreneurial careers in blockchain and fintech, including inspiring and educating the next generation of diverse and inclusive blockchain leaders. Today, we welcome to the podcast, Olayinka O 'Danneran, founder and chairwoman of Black Woman Blockchain Council. So let's dive right in. Okay, Olayinka, thank you so much for being here today on the Web3 nonprofit podcast. So excited to have you. Thank you very much, Drew, for having me. I'm excited to be here with you as well. Yeah, yeah, for sure. And, you know, really excited to learn about the fantastic work you're doing with Black Woman Blockchain Council. I've been following it for a while now. You're really doing some really great stuff to just build up, you know, inclusion and to make sure that it's a really positive space to build in. And so to start things off, I'd love to hear your story of how did you end up working in the nonprofit sector? Well, I have to go back a journey to how did I even get involved in the whole blockchain space, right? Yeah, yeah, for sure. So it was around 2015, I wanted to do a startup and I met up with a guy that I had reached out to simply because his name was in a magazine that I was reading about a local startup and she had referenced his name, so I was like, okay, he must be a great person to reach out to. I ended up reaching out to him. We met in D .C. and he was talking about Bitcoin and every time that we met, he kept talking about it. So it piqued my curiosity and I started going down the rabbit hole and fell in love with the technology more than the cryptocurrency and actually got myself involved in the ecosystem as an educator through Black Women Blockchain Council since 2018. That's been going as a benefit LLC, but more for for profit. We really wanted to build a lot more programs in this space to provide access and resources to the black community, especially black women in this space and young girls as well. And so we figured going the nonprofit route would make sense for us to be able to tap into our networks and get them to feel incentivized to donate money so that we can bring a lot more of our programs to life. And that's really how I got involved in 2021. We started Black Women in Blockchain and since then, it's been a great journey that we've been going through. We've had several great sponsors and donors of our effort and brought forth some programs and we're looking to bring forth some more. Definitely. And I'm excited to learn more about those programs, including the training and mentorship and stuff that you offer. I think that's so important and I'm really excited to hear about that. So maybe to start things off, can you please just like at a higher level, introduce listeners to Black Women Blockchain Council, including your mission and impacts? Yeah, so Black Women Blockchain Council, we're here to provide education and awareness about the blockchain technology. Our goal is to make sure that no one gets left behind in this ecosystem that we're building and that there's plenty of resources that are presented to the Black community as well as underrepresented communities within the space. So that way we can continue to grow and really create solutions that can be social impactful. I love that. And I want to dive now a bit more into your programs and on your website, you mentioned how your organization is committed to empowering Black women through comprehensive training, mentorship, networking opportunities, and visibility programs, which is great. Love that, super important. So tell me about the programs you offer. Tell me more about this. Yeah, so we have educational programs. We have a two -track certification program that we created with ConsenSys, which is part of the Ethereum Foundation. They're a huge organization out there and they're really diving in into helping a lot more people get involved in the blockchain ecosystem, in particular, the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem that they're working under. And so with them, we've been able to create these certified programs to allow individuals to one, understand the foundation of blockchain, two, dive deeper into the realms of being a developer. In this space, there's still a lot more people that are just understanding the basics, but not really understanding how to create the technology or build the technical code, I should say, the technology, right? So we want to make sure that women in particular have access to that. And our goal is to bring on board half a million Black women blockchain devs. And that's an ambitious goal by the year 2030. We feel that, you know, as we're building this ecosystem, there's a need for so many different hands to be involved so that we can build it the right way, right? I see blockchain as a revolution. I see it as an opportunity to rewrite the wrongs of the past, or at least try to start with a fresh start and create opportunities for everyone and not just a select few in tech. I love that. And, you know, that's something I've heard consistently when I've spoke with builders, you know, especially builders from communities have been like traditionally excluded from like traditional tech circles and those sorts of things is that like, it's almost like this feeling of like it's wet cement, you know, we can just kind of build from the ground level, have a say in the development of this new ecosystem and learn from the mistakes of web one and web two and build from that and build a more equitable ecosystem. So really appreciate the work that you're doing. I think that's fantastic. So let's say that there's someone listening right now that wants to get involved in that course or take part in the certificate program. How would they go about doing that? Yeah, they can go to our website, bwbc .io and click on BWBC Academy. That will take them directly to our LMS learning management system that we've created specifically for this course and also for individuals to interact with others who are taking the course. They can do it that way. Or they can go to community .bwbc .io forward slash sign up and they'll be able to quickly sign up for the course that way, too. Very cool. I love that. And so you mentioned earlier that you're a public benefit LLC, a nonprofit benefit LLC. Tell me more about the structure in the community behind the organization, because I'm you know, I'm not as familiar with this this type of structure. So tell me more about this and why you chose this. Yeah, because, well, the the it really starts with what the intention of the organization was. When I came into the scene around 2015, not a lot of people were talking about blockchain. And, you know, it was it was a tech space for tech bros. Right. And so you you got surrounded by that. And but then at the same time, you saw opportunities around 2018. There was a huge uproar about a Bitcoin conference and that created avenues for women to really stake their feet into the space and let it be known that there are women in here. I started seeing opportunities being passed around and my fear was that we were in the verge of recreating Silicon Valley in the sense that only a certain group of people were known as the builders of tech. Right. And so I didn't want to repeat what I feel was a mistake. I saw it as a way for us to be able to create an avenue, as I mentioned before. So with BWBC, the intention was really to go into it, creating an opportunity to be impactful into the ecosystem that's being built, as well as the black community. So our intentions wasn't really to generate money, but really create avenues that allow people to to gain the sources, gain awareness. And so the benefit aspect is really what drove that. And so we wanted to make it clear to people that we're not just a fly by night. We really want to have intentional, beneficial programs for the community to get involved. And that's where Benefit LLC came from. Yeah, that's amazing. That's really cool. And, you know, you'd mentioned around, you know, a woman building in Web3 and blockchain. You have a really beautiful piece of artwork in the background there that says the future is female. Love that. That's beautiful. So, you know, what advice, I guess, would you give to two women that are looking to build in the Web3 ecosystem that are maybe hesitant because of this perception of like, you know, that it is maybe reality to some extent, too, that it is, you know, just a tech bro dominated space. What would you say? What advice would you give? I would tell them not to consider it that way. I would tell them that there's a lot of women in this space. One of the things that I've been privileged to have in this space is surround myself by women left, right, front, back, you know, and they're everywhere. So I don't know that type of tech space where there's no women. I know the tech space where there are women because I've been fortunate to be surrounded by them. And I want to let other females know that we're out here. We may not be as vocal. We may not be the one that are pushed to the front, but we're the one that's building. We're the one that's educating. We're the one that's creating community because, you know, you can't have blockchain without community. And Web3 is solely based on community. And the people that are actually taking the time to build that foundation to make it sustainable are the women. And so there's a lot of us here and we're coming from various backgrounds. You could be tech adjacent. And when I say tech adjacent, you know, attorneys are needed more than ever in this space. As educators like myself that are in this space, you know, we have a lot of hackers going on. So if you're in cybersecurity, you're needed in this space. Policymakers are needed. So like these are avenues that women tend to, you know, gravitate towards. But for some reason, they feel that they can't be in tech. Yes, you can be in tech. There's a lot of opportunities and positions for you. And I would say don't let the fear stop you because you just may end up realizing that you love it and you love being here and this is where you need to be. Because right now we're still in the build phase. And so we want you we want all voices to be added to how the structure is being built and what type of foundation so that it can be sustainable. We have so many different, you know, negativity that are coming our way that we're trying to build something sustainable and impactful to society. And women are important in that. Yeah, definitely. And I think, you know, what you said there, too, really stood out to me around, like you don't have to be, you know, a developer, a coder. Right. And I knew that like a lot of people have this perception that you need to have a computer science degree or background and be some super coder to be able to engage and be successful in this new ecosystem. But I think you're 100 percent spot on that, like anyone, no matter what your background can find a place in Web3. Right. If you're a lawyer, an artist, an accountant, you know, a creative. Right. There's just so many opportunities in this space for you to join it and to have an impact, which is great. So I'd love to shift now, if that's OK, a little bit, you know, because you mentioned earlier that you've done some fundraising in the space to be able to raise funds to help get this off the ground. I'd love to hear about your experience fundraising with crypto and, you know, what advice you'd have for other nonprofits, whether it's, you know, a benefit LLC or a charitable organization that are interested in engaging in crypto fundraising. Yes, so for me, it was easier to transfer into fundraising through crypto because I'm in this space, I know how it is. I've been able to meet individuals like Alexis Miller, who works with Endowment, that was able to bring us on board to their platform, which made the exchange from, you know, crypto to US dollar really easy. So I suggest that, you know, this is not a plug, but it kind of sounds like it. You know, Endowment was a lifesaver. The fact that they had such a platform in place really was helpful. But, you know, it's it's just it's just preparing yourself for the future. Right. As a nonprofit, we got to think of avenues, different ways of, you know, fundraising and different ways that people are going to show up with their funds. There's a lot of people that, you know, a couple of years ago made a lot of money in crypto, knowing the IRS is now looking at that and they're thinking, you know, long term capital gains or, you know, taxes, the word taxes is now introduced into this space. A lot of people are looking to actually, you know, find ways to assist them in being deducting their taxes. But I want to say that they're looking for ways to donate, you know, to a really good program or something that's social impactful. So, you know, this is an avenue that a lot of nonprofits are missing out on because they're not looking at crypto. I think it's it's it's just being more sustainable in this space, you know, to be able to take different resources and different funds as a nonprofit and as a new nonprofit. You know, we we can't afford to be closed minded to the way the funds are coming. Any opportunity for us, we're going to research it. We're going to look at it and see if it's viable for us. And it just so happened that crypto was something that we definitely were able to receive. Yeah, definitely. And Love Endowment as well. Huge fan of the work they're doing. Excellent platform. And Alexis, I think it was actually who connected us as well. So shout out to Alexis. Thank you for the work you're doing. But yeah, that's great advice. And I think that, you know, like nonprofits, a lot of nonprofits that I've worked with are struggling to kind of like keep afloat and keep up with all the tech advances and everything and, you know, really relying on kind of their traditional donor base and everything. But that donor base is also really, you know, aging out as well. And, you know, they're really struggling to, I think, attract new donor bases. I think what you said around like it's a great way to like future proof and like, you know, I think, yeah, definitely spot on. And, you know, I think fundraising, too, is just one piece of the puzzle, right? When it comes to the benefits of blockchain and crypto. And so I was wondering, like, you know, beyond fundraising, what are some of the ways that other impact organizations like Charities, B Corps, whatever it is, can leverage blockchain technology to grow their impact? Yeah, I mean, like NFTs, non fungible tokens, right? A lot of people have heard of NFTs, you know, a couple of years ago when people were making ridiculous amount of money, all for what they deemed to be PFPs or profile pictures. Right. But these NFTs can also be a way to incentivize your donors by giving them something, an NFT, an artwork that are either created by the people that were impacted by that donation, by the program that, you know, a symbolism of, you know, a thank you for helping us obtain our goal. I think a lot of people will find value in using NFTs in a way that will be more commemorative of actions that donors have done. And yeah, and it could also be a way to make it fun for especially the younger generation, because they're all into NFTs. So, you know, imagine if a sponsor or sorry, a donor, imagine if a donor decides to present you with some crypto currencies, right? And you send them an NFT just simply as a thank you. That's really impactful for them. And also they will keep it within their portfolio or their gallery. And others can see that NFT. And once they see the NFT has your name, it's another way of marketing, you know, that's nonprofit. So if someone sees it, they can click on it, see the name and then decide to research it, look into what you guys are doing and consider donating that way. So it's it's an ongoing gifting platform or avenue or vehicle that you can use. Yeah, definitely. I know and I think NFTs are so fascinating because a lot of people like look at them and NFTs are just no JPEGs and whatnot. But I think that there's such a cool opportunity there for like nonprofits to use them to engage donors, like you mentioned, right. You know, to recognize and reward them. It can be like a really cool like badge of like a proof of impact. Right. Proof of impact, yeah. Yeah. I've also seen like dynamic NFTs where, you know, it can be updated, you know, as you donate more. So like there's some really creative use cases there. And you're right, too. It can also be a way for the nonprofit to tell a story or to raise awareness of the work they're doing, too. So, yeah, I think that nonprofits should definitely not be so quick to discount NFTs. I think they can be a very valuable tool for them in their in their yeah, in their growth. So, you know, obviously, a lot of nonprofit leaders are skeptical about Web3 and many rightfully so as well. Right. You know, there's been a lot of unfortunately bad actors that I think have kind of tainted the space a bit, you know, which has resulted in a lot of negative coverage, that it's a lot of scams and, you know, bad actors and those sorts of things. So nonprofit leaders are skeptical. So for those that are skeptical to get involved in this new and emerging space, what advice would you give to them? Oh, if you're skeptical, I would say, you know, read up on the technology. Right. Because I did come in being skeptical of crypto, one aspect of, you know, the technology and decided to read up and started seeing, oh, there's so many different possibilities in this space. You know, my background is also in cybersecurity, so I know about hackers and vulnerabilities and all that stuff. And I want to say that just to say that, you know, the breaches and incidents that do happen in this space is not only isolated to this space, it happens elsewhere as well. It happens with fiat, you know, US dollars as well, you know, so you're not really going to prevent all kinds of, you know, vulnerabilities. But however, that should not be the reasons why you decide to stay away. Another thing is, you know, regardless of the things that are happening when it comes to the vulnerabilities and the threats and incidents, so many different industries are already incorporating, you know, the different type of use cases. We have Visa, you know, that just stepped up, you know, their game again. They issued NFTs, now they're doing, you know, USDs, you know, stable coins. And so, you know, there's a lot of people that are slowly changing and things are changing around you, you know, you don't want that negativity to stop your progress into what the future is going to be. And the future is coming. The future is tech, you know, and it's female, but, you know, the future is tech, you know, and it's important for nonprofits to stay up to date. Every single time when people ask me, you know, about why should people be concerned about, you know, crypto or not using crypto, I always think of Blockbuster, right? They were a well -known company when I was younger, you know, used to be able to go to their store, rent out videos and all that stuff. And everybody thought that they were going to be here forever. All of a sudden they're gone, right? They're replaced. And the younger generation have no idea who they are only because they didn't change with time. So as nonprofits, we have to change with time. We have to be kind of one step ahead, you know, wear multiple hats. And I hate to say it, but kind of experimental, you know, in our approaches, in our marketing and in everything, right? Because if we get to the space where we're just stagnant and say, this is the only way that we're going to receive, we're going to be left in the dust. So you do have to conform to tech. You know, even A .I., nonprofits can't be close minded to A .I. is very helpful to a lot of people. The same thing with blockchain technology. You have to be open minded to it. Yeah, definitely. Wow. Great advice. Thank you so much for sharing that. Yeah, I think, you know, it's the future, right? And to stay afloat, to stay relevant, to stay impactful in the future, you got to, you know, stay up to date with these new technological trends and movements. So, yeah, that's some great advice there and great advice all around, some great insights. I appreciate everything you've shared and obviously weren't able to cover everything about the work you're doing. So for those that are listening and that want to learn more and get involved and support the work that you're doing, what's the best way for them to do that? Yeah, so you can go to BWINB .org, which is Black Women in Blockchain, and find out more about us. We are doing a fundraiser right now. And, you know, you can check out our fundraiser. Our goal is to raise money for programs that we want to implement. One of them is a mentorship program for the younger generation, high schools and college students. It's an 18 week course that we're trying to launch. And this 18 week course will allow these younger generations of females to be able to tap into careers in the blockchain space because there's several different careers and give them access to mentors within these different careers so that they can have the opportunity to maybe transition or look into the possibility of transitioning into these wonderful, lucrative careers that are happening in the blockchain space. And there's plenty of them. It's not just developers. You have influencers. As I said, you have regulators, policymakers, lawyers, attorneys, educators, so many different positions and roles. Yeah, definitely. Thank you for sharing that. And of course, those listening in, all the links will be in the show notes so you can follow along and get involved in this incredible movement. And to end on one final note of inspiration, if that's OK, I'd love to hear a recent success story or win that you've had at a Black Women Blockchain Council that you can share with the audience. Yeah, a recent success story was our ability to provide a fellowship program to college students to attend one of our conferences that happened earlier this year. It was the Women of Blockchain, the International Women of Blockchain Conference, which is an annual conference that we put together. It gives you access to different women in this space. As I mentioned, there's a lot of us. And you get to hear from them and what they're building, how they're showing up in this space. And it's a three day conference. So we were able to provide free room at the hotel as well as their travel expenses. And that's something that a lot of conferences don't oftentimes do. They will lower the price for scholar students. But I remember being a college student, you know, I remember not having the resources, but I want to attend. And so we made sure that they were that they had the opportunity to attend for free without having to worry about how they're going to come up with the money and gave them access to a lot of networking. And to this day, a lot of them are finding success in this space. So I'm really excited about that and the potential of what's to come for them. Yeah, totally. That's amazing. I love that. What a great opportunity for those for the scholars to be able to join that conference. And yeah, I think back as a student, I would have never been able to afford to and transportation hotel and, you know, all that stuff to go to a conference. Right. So that's so important and so inspiring for those individuals that we were able to go. So thank you so much for all you do to uplift and build in this space. And thank you for sharing all the fantastic advice you have today for those listening and definitely check out the show notes to follow along. Hopefully you can also support this movement because they're doing a fundraiser right now. So thank you so much for being here, Olga. It was a pleasure to have you. And thank you for the work you're doing. Thank you, Drew. Thank you very much for having me. A huge thank you to Olga for joining us today on the Web3 nonprofit podcast. Make sure to check out the show notes so you can learn more about their work and consider making a donation to this incredible organization. They're actually running a fundraising campaign right as we speak. A big thank you again to Endowment for their partnership in this podcast series. We couldn't have done it without them. So thanks for listening in and make sure to join us again in a couple of weeks for next episode. Also, feel free to head over to cryptoautism .org to learn more about our work and feel free to shoot us a message if you'd like to chat. Until next time, let's keep showing the world the good of crypto.
A highlight from The Treasury's Broker Definition Could Crush US Crypto
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me and LW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Monday, August 28th, and today we are talking about the new broker definitions from the US Treasury and all of the scuttlebutt around them. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello friends, hope you had a great late summer weekend. Today we are getting into news that broke just before the beginning of the weekend but has continued to reverberate throughout. The US Treasury has finally released their definition of a broker as part of broader crypto tax reporting rules. The nearly 300 -page rule proposal was published on Friday to codify language in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The rule would require centralized crypto exchanges, payment processors, and other entities that regularly redeem crypto issued by them to report customer transactions to the IRS in a similar way to stockbrokers. Now the issue is that the definition of broker is so broad that it captures some hosted wallet services, some DeFi applications, and potentially much more. In addition to the reporting requirements, the rulemaking introduces a new dedicated tax form, the 1099 -DA, which settles confusion around which form crypto brokers should file. Miners and validators are expressly excluded from the reporting requirements, but the rules seek to capture essentially all other web -based services that provide access to trading platforms within their own user interface. Now of course, this set of rules was controversial from the start. In late 2021, as the infrastructure bill was being negotiated, there was an industry outcry that the rulemaking instructions as drafted would be unworkable. These concerns were shared by many lawmakers, including a small group of pro -crypto -democrats. Still the loudest complaint came from Republican Patrick McHenry, who said the current language is completely unacceptable, it needs to be fixed. The major concern in 2021 was that the loose language would be used to put reporting requirements on miners, validators, and self -hosted wallet providers, who plainly did not have the personal information and transaction data required to comply. As the bill moved towards a vote, the Treasury attempted to ease nerves. One source told Bloomberg that the Treasury Department wasn't looking to go after businesses that don't have transaction data, however they noted that much of the lobbying was aimed at limiting the Treasury Department's authority to collect legitimate tax information. This was viewed as an indication that the rules were not intended to place an unworkable reporting burden on miners and validators. The Treasury has stuck to their word on this end and ensured that the rules do not apply to those groups within the crypto ecosystem. Alexis Goldstein, Financial Policy Director at the Open Markets Institute, and frequent anti -crypto witness at Congressional Testimonies, argued that DeFi protocols should not be given a carve -out from the new rules. She said at the time, Ultimately, an eleventh -hour effort to amend the language in the bill was snuffed out by an unrelated procedural quirk which forced an unamended vote. Crypto lobbyists recognized that the rules would need to be objected to once published. Since then, there have been multiple legislative efforts to repeal the rules before they were issued but none have progressed. The rulemaking is being justified as a measure to close the tax gap. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that these provisions would raise up to $28 billion in additional tax payments over the next decade. The Biden Administration and the IRS under them view unpaid taxes on digital asset trading as a major contributor to the tax gap which is the difference between taxes owed and taxes collected. Some estimates put this overall tax gap issue in the ballpark of $500 billion per year. The Treasury directly addressed this issue as the reasoning behind the rulemaking and stated that it was an effort to crack down on tax cheats while helping law -abiding taxpayers know how much they owe on the sale or exchange of digital assets. This isn't really the main point but obviously the crypto industry as a source of tax revenue looks very different to the way it looked in mid -2021 when the infrastructure bill was passed. And what's more, even if somehow this rulemaking brought in the entire $28 billion in additional revenue over the next 10 years, which most think is extremely overzealous, it would still barely make a dent in the $1 trillion price tag for the Infrastructure Act. Maybe because of that, the Treasury gave the impression that funding the Infrastructure Act was a secondary consideration. Now, speaking of Patrick McHenry, he said that he was Other than that, however, he was disappointed in how broad the rulemaking was. He stated that However, it fails on numerous other counts. Any additional rulemaking related to the other sections from the law must adhere to congressional intent. McHenry also directly called out the White House for yet another piece of bad faith policy, adding that Now on the flip side, Elizabeth Warren, leader of course of the anti -crypto army, didn't think the Treasury went far enough. She said in a statement Kristin Smith, the CEO of the Blockchain Association, noted that by overreaching, the Treasury has presented both an unworkable set of rules and failed to execute on policy which could lower the burden of calculating taxes for everyday crypto users. If done correctly, she said, these rules could help provide everyday crypto users with the necessary information to accurately comply with tax laws. However, it's important to remember that the crypto ecosystem is very different from that of traditional assets, so the rules must be tailored accordingly and not capture ecosystem participants that don't have a pathway to compliance. Another concern was the cost of implementation and the sheer difficulty of compliance, even for well -established centralized exchanges. Coinbase Vice President of Tax, Lawrence Latkin, said in a statement The practicality of the IRS's requirement to report, let alone enforce this incredible minutiae of taxpayer data, is questionable at best. Miles Fuller, head of government solutions at crypto tax software company Taxbit, was a little more credulous about the feasibility compliance for large firms, stating that Quote, There's obviously an immediate investment cost to brokers that will have to implement this and digest and figure out how to do it, but the longer -term outlook in my view is good for the industry because it'll help bring more mainstream adoption. Still, by far the most common discussion point on Twitter was that these rules were overly broad and capture far too much of DeFi infrastructure in their definition of a broker. Crypto commentator Spreak writes, So to recap the new proposed tax rules, Metamask is a broker and has to KYC and report all users unless it removes swaps. Uniswap is a broker and is required to update its UI to a new KYC version. Anything with a multisig is a broker and required to add KYC. For completeness, the proposed definition of a broker includes A person who, in the ordinary course of a trade or business, operate a non -custodial trading platform or website that stands ready to affect sales of digital assets for others by allowing persons to exchange digital assets directly with other persons for cash stored value cards or different digital assets, including by providing access to automatically executing contracts, protocols or other software that automatically affects such sales.
After Alabama birthday shooting, hope and frustration
"To Alabama teenagers have been arrested and charged for the birthday party shooting over the weekend that left four dead, mainly other teens and several wounded. Sergeant Jeremy burkett of the Alabama law enforcement agency says tyrique McCullough 17 and Travis McCulloch 16 are charged as adults with murder. We can't get into a motive right now. Absolutely because that would be part of an ongoing investigation. DA Mike seagrass says Alexis dowdell, who was celebrating her sweet 16, had to watch her brother die. On her 16th birthday party, she been out by her brother as he took his last breath. Another three were killed 32 wounded seagrass, says four of them are in critical, and he says more charges are coming. We're going to make sure every one of those victims has justice and not just the deceased. Audio courtesy W TVM, I'm Julie Walker.
Health secretary slams abortion pill ruling as 'not America'
"The Health and Human Services secretary says nothing is off the table when it comes to making sure the leading abortion pill remains available, including recommending the FDA ignore a court order. Rallies and protests were held across the country this weekend. Meanwhile, president Joe Biden tells secretary Javier becerra told CNN State of the Union, they're doing everything to fight a Texas federal judge's ruling suspending the FDA's approval of mifepristone in use since 2000, the Justice Department already appealing, and there's also a competing ruling from a Washington state federal judge. Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson says mifepristone is safe and the Texas judge's ruling is wrong. He relied a lot on junk science. If I can even call it science, science that was put before him by anti abortion opponents. Mifepristone and misoprostol, another abortion drug remain available while the case works its way through the courts. I'm Julie Walker
The latest in sports
"AP sports, I'm Bruce Morton. Iowa sent shockwaves through the women's college basketball world. It held off previously unbeaten defending champs, South Carolina, 77, 73. AP national player of the year Caitlin Clark led the way for the hawkeyes with a semifinal record 41 points and said this game wasn't just a win. It was a showcase for her sport. I'm sure so many people wish this was a series of 7 games. That would be really, really fun. And I think we continued the series. It might go one way or the other every single time. The game Crocs aliyah Boston said this wasn't the way they wanted to finish, but they still had a season to remember. Just winning. 36 games. I feel like that's unbelievable. Sunday, the hawks will meet LSU, which took over in the fourth quarter and a 79 72 win over Virginia tech. Alexis Morris was game high with 27 points for a Bayou Bengal team that made it to the championship game for the first time in program history. Maybe the standing champions at the end maybe I can just let go and just be like, ha. Next up, the men's final four on Saturday with Florida Atlantic facing San Diego state followed by Miami versus Yukon. Pro basketball, the Celtics continued their push for the top seat in the east by besting shorthanded Utah one 22 one 14. Jason Tatum came through with a game high 39 points. Each game presents a different challenge. And so whatever we went through today was probably not going to be as hard as what the players are going to be like. Other NBA winners included the Knicks, grizzlies and sons. Baseball Jorge solar and jazz Chisholm each Homer to give Miami a two one decision over the mets. Dave ferry has details. So Lara put Miami ahead in the second inning in Chisholm provided insurance in the 8th. Jesus luzardo combined with three relievers on a four hitter with lizardo yielding two hits over 5 and two thirds. The Astros came from behind to beat the White Sox 6 three, and the rockies won at San Diego four to one. First Martin AP sports
Everything on the Line for Wisconsin Supreme Court
"Last question is political. It's got nothing to do with your substantive work. Wisconsin Alexis Supreme Court Justice next week. Soros and pritzker just put a $1 million into it. How important is it that justice Kelly went? Everything is on the line here in Wisconsin. Everything we've accomplished since 2010, the walker reforms. We're getting out spent out raised. The progressive candidate has been transparent with the democratic base about what she's going to provide them if she gets the bench. She called the legislative maps absolutely positively rigged forgoing any impartiality in future cases involving redistricting or abortion. They have billionaires in California bankrolling their TV ads. So we need all the help we can get in Wisconsin right now. This is absolutely critical. Not just if you're a Wisconsin citizen, but if they can do this, they can prove this model works. It's one that it's a playbook that they're going to use across the United States and it's going to usher in a wave of progressive governance and lead effectively legislating from the bench that's incredibly destructive and chaotic for common sense, wisconsinites and Americans.
Reese, LSU women push past Miami 54-42 to reach Final Four
"LSU advanced to the final four with a 54 42 win over Miami in a defensive minded affair, Alexis Morris, led LSU with 21 points. This moment is literally everything to me. I am the comeback kid. I went through so much adversity, the world count me out media wearing bad posts, portraying this image of me, now I could just, you know, just let it all go. I only got 22 points from Jasmine Roberts LSU one despite shooting 30% from the field, Miami missed all 15 of their three point shots. I'm Mike Reeves.
Who Does Mark Levin Support for President?
"People ask me Mark Mark who do you support for president I may ask this endlessly And we don't take any calls on this because it would be very monotonous I'm going to support the candidate who can save our country I'm going to support the candidate who can prevent our national suicide from continuing And to support the candidate who understands the enemy foreign and domestic And as the guts to confront them I'm going to support the candidate who takes the battle To these VAERS American Marxist forces who are destroying the nation from within And I'm going to use whatever power I have on every platform I have The trying to stave off what would be a disaster some bleak future for this country My eyes are wide open I said the other day I think it was on Fox and Friends Sunday when I was asked In response to a question that I can't remember right now that we are in a soft tyranny and we are That is a phrase that was written by Alexis de tocqueville In democracy in America
"alexis" Discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix
"That's a very shitty feeling to feel discouraged and you're not a 100% confident in yourself. And I feel like it took me a good two months after the fight where I would run every night and I would just go back to the fight, we play. If I would have done this, if I should have done this, I would have put the pressure. I would have won. I kept replaying that over and over, but I'm just like, why have that? Well, I live in the past like that. The past is over. I got to keep moving forward. So I started visualizing my next opponent, whoever it may be, I was just visualizing me beating it down, chopping down the tree, knocking people out. I just started thinking about that. And then from there, my confidence started to grow. And I pretty much put all that, all that heavy stuff in a bag and I took it out of that bag. Now I feel like I'm loose. Now I feel like I'm having fun with it. Now I feel like, in other words, I'm more confident than I was before that before that loss. How different did you feel then going into the next fight? You know, after having lost for the first time, how different did you feel walking to the ring? I feel more confident going to the sunshine and maybe 'cause it's hard. No one wants to get in the ring and get hit by someone. No one wants to cut weight, you know? It sucks, but it's our profession and it's what we love to do and then I remember walking to that ring, I'm like, damn, this feels good, 'cause I remember I took about 8 months because obviously the pandemic was holding everyone back. And I remember I went to the gym. I returned to the ring 8 months later and I was like, damn, it feels so good to be back to having even crowd chew your name. And I remember I knocked the guy out in the second round, and it was a pretty nasty knockout. I remember him with a over the over left hand, knocked him out. Set him on his stomach and I was like, damn, I can't wait to make the comeback. And you've been able to stay active, which I think is really important. Over the last couple of years. Rashidi lost his last fight. He'd be the only one that could tell you, but it feels like inactivity may have played a part in that, fighting only one round in the 22 months since he fought you. You not only have stayed active. You've been seizing opportunities when presented. Obviously, everybody wants to make a $1 million. Everyone's rich. But when you got an opportunity to be a main event after Virgil fell out of the McKinsey fight, he jumped up there and you put on a career defining performance in that one. Just like this fight coming up. This date originally earmarked for Ryan García. Ryan decides not to fight. Here you are stepping in to main event in Southern California against Anthony young. I mean, I feel like you being opportunistic is going to pay off. You're getting me ready to sleep in the living room right now. Yeah, like the opportunity has to present itself and you always have to be right in the gym, but going back to being active, I wanted to be active right after that fight, but like I said, with COVID and everything the pandemic going on, how to wait a little while, 7, 8 months. I fought, and then I wanted to be right back in within two, three months later. And I think I believe I did. I was back in the ring three months later, knocked out, and then I get the Blair fight, and I'm like, all right, it's a good name.
"alexis" Discussed on Workplace Perspective
"Arriving at your front door. I love dad. You know, it's interesting. And I like the idea of keeping that going because I think a lot of during the pandemic, a lot of companies did those sort of things. My company did a cooking class. Which was super fun. But I do think on that was everybody in the company. They did it for over three days. You signed up for a particular day. It was a lovely event. But I like the team aspect because I think that was a great way of keeping everybody in the company connected with everybody or meet new people or whatever it might be. But on your team, I think that's really important. And something super fun that people can do all together. And it is fun to get that stuff at your door and it's fair that unique experience with everybody. That's really cool. You said, what's a paperless post? It's just basically an E card, but you get to choose the envelope and the wrapper and the stamp and things like that. And so that's just like an E card. Yeah, very cool. Very cool. So what else? You got great tips. What else you got? I have more. Another thing that people don't do enough when they're remote is promote good work. And there's really great tools out there to, again, celebrate the wrap of a really grueling project. Or stellar customer service, just the list goes on and on. And we have tools in our digital workplace now that help us do that. For example, on teams, there's appraised feature. And someone can easily on the team channel or a company channel, pick the praise badge, and it's like a unicorn jumping over a rainbow or things like that. Those may be a little cheesy, but I'll tell you that just someone taking a moment to send that across and recognize someone else and promote their good work in front of a larger group. It feels good. It feels really good. So on teams, there's a praise feature on slack. There's add on apps like donut. That do similar things. And you know what? There's also a good old fashioned at the beginning of a team call. Just spend a moment and give a shout out. And those types of things that, again, used to just kind of come naturally when everyone was colocated. You really need to take a moment and celebrate. So those are some more ideas on sort of the kind of special events category. Don't you think that once you start doing these things, that will become the new norm? You work that muscle, it becomes more natural, do you find that that people sort of get in the groove of that and it becomes more natural? Yeah, I do. And you are always going to have a few people who are like a 100% into it right away. And a few people who are like, okay, now I've seen more people doing it. And then you'll have a few people who maybe choose to participate a lot less. And that's okay. That same with the office parties too, right? You never got a 100% attendance for all three hours that it was going on. And that's okay. So yes, I think that as people start building these new muscles that some of these things will come a little bit more naturally, but I also think that, again, when you're working through your team agreements, laying that out, that these are all methods that are team uses. To celebrate and promote good work, is helpful. And I think that there's also something to be said of scheduled one on one. So we talked about, how do you connect with your team? And build rapport with them. But there's also an element of how do you build your network outside of your team. And something that I did was schedule one on ones. And I'm not talking about I know everyone's like another meeting. This is maybe depending on who it is, maybe two times a year, maybe every quarter or something like that. Someone that you recognize, oh man, I see them in a lot of cross functional meetings. I should really get to know them or they seem like an interesting person or we started together. You know, just something that signals to you that I should connect with them. And almost everyone is like, absolutely. Let's schedule something standing. And so instead of doing it one by one, you've got to go and your calendar and set the four times a year. Every three months or every four months, however you want to do it. And then you just get on the phone and actually the best way to have these types of connections so that they feel organic is to take a walk. Now I live in Portland, Oregon, so it's raining a lot of the time. That's not always possible, but get away from the desk, make sure I personally don't think this is a video on type of situation that you need to have. It's just casual conversation, learning about the individuals and maybe some projects that they're working on. And those types of networking intentional networking have really served me well over the years. I think that's great. Well, I'm getting the rapid up signal, but I want to know as we wrap up today's show. You've given some great tips, do you have any words of wisdom or any thoughts for the future that you'd like to share with our listeners before we sign up? Yes. Hope. You know what? Yay. Hybrid work is here to stay. And we have an exciting opportunity to rethink the way that we work. My recommendation is to start with those awkward pain points around things like we talked about today. Connection and relationship building. And iterate towards something better. And this is a journey. We are in our teenage years. But if we do this right and we really experiment and iterate, we will arrive with a more productive workforce and for sure happier employees. I think so too. Thank you so much, Alexis, for being with us today. You've given me back a little bit more hope and I appreciate that as well. And I hope the same for our listeners. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us today. Thank you for having me here. You can learn more about Alexis by visiting digital by design dot work. You can also connect with Alexis via our website at workplace perspective dot com. I want to also thank our listeners, my radio angels, James and the name at night, and workplace perspectives team at Serrano nair, our engineer and producer Paul Roberts, our associate producer Melissa de Lacey, with music provided by the very talented Steven Barcelona. Thank you all for joining us. I'm workplace perspective.
What is going on?: The Ultimatum S1 - burst 02
"Yeah, I think it was that she wanted to wait until they were engaged to move in and he was like, I think not on the same page and that one. I think he wanted to live in. Which I think not wanting to move in before your engage is the one time I felt like Alexis said anything semi reasonable, purely because I think it would be so messy to move in with a boyfriend and then we break up, you know? If you've already put a ring on it, it's a lot cleaner. You probably won't be moving out. So I agreed with Alexis on that. Everything else she said, I was like, I might be a misogynist. Women hating women. I don't know what's happening to me. So I was talking to someone about this show and they brought up a really good point about Alexis. That Netflix has the same archetype of person on every season. So like, love is blind like Shana. Yeah. Like they're very similar. Season one had a Shana too who's also an Alexis of love is blind. No, it's just like the same person over and over again. Their goal in having a machine or a Lexus worked a lot better than love is blind since trainers until the very end. Right. But I mean, in Alexa, this case, she was out of there episode two, basically.
What is going on?: The Ultimatum S1 - burst 02
"Which I think not wanting to move in before your engage is the one time I felt like Alexis said anything semi reasonable, purely because I think it would be so messy to move in with a boyfriend and then we break up, you know? If you've already put a ring on it, it's a lot cleaner. You probably won't be moving out. So I agreed with Alexis on that. Everything else she said, I was like, I might be a misogynist. Women hating women. I don't know what's happening to me. So I was talking to someone about this show and they brought up a really good point about Alexis. That Netflix has the same archetype of person on every season. So like, love is blind like Shana. Yeah. Like they're very similar. Season one had a Shana too who's also an Alexis of love is blind. No, it's just like the same person over and over again. Their goal in having a machine or a Lexus worked a lot better than love is blind since trainers until the very end. Right. But I mean, in Alexa, this case, she was out of there episode two, basically.
What is going on?: The Ultimatum S1 - burst 02
"Oh, and that was another thing with them, that they hadn't moved in together, and he was like offering that or something. She wanted to wait until they were engaged, I think, right? Okay. I don't remember exactly if it was what it was, but there was an issue with them not living together. Yeah, I think it was that she wanted to wait until they were engaged to move in and he was like, I think not on the same page and that one. I think he wanted to live in. Which I think not wanting to move in before your engage is the one time I felt like Alexis said anything semi reasonable, purely because I think it would be so messy to move in with a boyfriend and then we break up, you know? If you've already put a ring on it, it's a lot cleaner. You probably won't be moving out. So I agreed with Alexis on that. Everything else she said, I was like, I might be a misogynist. Women hating women. I don't know what's happening to me. So I was talking to someone about this show and they brought up a really good point about Alexis. That Netflix has the same archetype of person on every season. So like, love is blind like Shana. Yeah. Like they're very similar. Season one had a Shana too who's also an Alexis of love is blind. No, it's just like the same person over and over again. Their goal in having a machine or a Lexus worked a lot better than love is blind since trainers until the very end. Right. But I mean, in Alexa, this case, she was out of there episode two,
What is going on?: The Ultimatum S1
"She wanted to wait until they were engaged, I think, right? Okay. I don't remember exactly if it was what it was, but there was an issue with them not living together. Yeah, I think it was that she wanted to wait until they were engaged to move in and he was like, I think not on the same page and that one. I think he wanted to live in. Which I think not wanting to move in before your engage is the one time I felt like Alexis said anything semi reasonable, purely because I think it would be so messy to move in with a boyfriend and then we break up, you know? If you've already put a ring on it, it's a lot cleaner. You probably won't be moving out. So I agreed with Alexis on that. Everything else she said, I was like, I might be a misogynist. Women hating women. I don't know what's happening to me. So I was talking to someone about this show and they brought up a really good point about Alexis. That Netflix has the same archetype of person on every season. So like, love is blind like Shana. Yeah. Like they're very similar. Season one had a Shana too who's also an Alexis of love is blind. No, it's just like the same person over and over again.
"alexis" Discussed on Latina to Latina
"No advance. Like $0. We explained though for those who don't know, because you are putting your workout and essentially you were seeing no compensation for it. Right, you're basically you're selling the publisher your books for free, but with a higher royalty rate. On the back end. But the book is only out in ebook, and so there's no discoverability in libraries in bookstores in indie bookstores. Because it's not in print. And then there's very little marketing done for the books because they got it for free. So that was my first deal and my second deal, I sold on proposal. And this was after my first book had won a major romance of award. And the second one, my second deal, people were waiting for a proposal, like my agent would message me every so often and just be like, just so you know three more editors ask this week when you're gonna submit a proposal. So no pressure, right? And it took me a while to really put it together, but then we got an offer a couple offers right away. And there was a preempt with real money on the table. What I thought was real money, you know, I'm hearing about some other deals, explain what a preempt is. A preempt is when a publisher jumps in with an offer and tries to snatch the deal off the table before anybody else can make an offer. They're like, we will pay you X amount of money. For you to not consider anybody else. So we did a little bit of negotiating and then I went with that offer with Harper Collins. You're writing is spectacular. You don't need me to tell you that. You now have the accolades and the sales that suggest it. But I do wonder beyond that how much on the publisher side was seeing that you were reaching and resonating with an audience that they had previously found on tapped. I do think that was part of it. I think timing was a big part of it. I am in a group with a lot of other Latino romance authors and we talk about all of this stuff in detail. And the kinds of deals that some of us got in the last four or 5 years versus the deals that we're getting now and the deals that some newer authors are getting now, which are much better than they were. So there is progress in that regard, but we do talk a lot about the kind of marketing support that we're getting at our houses. And what we should all be expecting. And if it's not happening, when to bring in our agents, things like that. So I have a holiday romance anthology that's out with 6 other Latina romance authors. And we're just friends and we had decided we wanted to do this. It's called amor to actually and it's these interconnected stories with happily ever afters. And we did try pitching it to publishers. We were just going to self publish it, but my agent wanted to take a crack at it and she represents like half of us. So we put together a proposal. And it was like such a solid proposal. And we have such all of us together. It was really impressive. And nobody took. We got a lot of, oh, we already have a LatinX project. Oh, we don't know how to sell this. Oh, we don't know what to do with an anthology with this many people. Things like that. So we were like, okay, well, our plan was always to publish this ourselves. Anyway, so we did. So we'll see, but it's just those kinds of things that even with all of the things that all of us have done so far in publishing, it was still just that reminder that okay, we still have to do things for ourselves. Sometimes. It was interesting to me the amount of thought that you put into your covers and the extent to which it is important to you to have power over your covers. Because it sends a message about the type of book that it is going to be. Can you tell me how you came to understand that? Well, my background is in visual arts, so this is just an area that is very important to me. And like I said, I also had worked in a bookstore, so I had years of looking at countless book covers. Every single day, I was doing merchandising at one point, so what books are going to go on this table? And which ones look good together and what message are these covers giving? So that's something I think about a lot with my covers and something that I have fought to get as much control over as I can. And I think my publishers have realized that it's paid off so they are willing to entertain me on this with the brim as a power series we got this fantastic artist both. I had been following him on Instagram for years and I was like writing it in my vision journal. I was like, I want him to do my book every day. And when it came time to talk about it, I was like, he's the only cover artist that I want to use for this. And Avon really Avon is my publisher. They got him and I sent in like a 20 page PDF with all of my ideas and color schemes and stuff and they worked with me on that and we're focused on making sure it looked like a romance with both of them on the cover together. In the classic clinch, but in a very fresh and new style. Because for me, one of the things that I don't want is for it to look like everything else. I want it to look like it's my book. But I also want it to be recognizable for what it is, a romance model. I get that it's about the writing. It is about the story, there are also those just the truth that you in the process of writing and telling the story are also normalizing things, especially for women in our communities in particular that might not be normal for people like therapy. Like using lubricant during sex. And I wonder how important it is for you that beyond the story, the books have that impact. It's hugely important to me. And I think that it's something that can be done, it doesn't have to be beating people over the head. It doesn't have to take a lot of work. It just has to take a few lines in the book, carefully placed and carefully phrased, to make it normal because it is normal. So if I'm showing that these are things that are normal for the characters, then that's doing the work right there. They don't have to stop and have a conversation about it or you had me at hola Jasmine doesn't have to make it a big deal with her family that she's going to start going to therapy. She just does it. Because it doesn't have to be a big deal. And yet it feels like it is. Alexis, this was so fun. Thank you for letting me pepper you with questions about your life? Thank you. I also just want to say that I was so honored and flattered that you asked because I've been following the podcast and I was like, man, that would be so cool to do someday. What a cool thing. Thank you, Alexis. Thanks for listening. Latina to Latina is executive produced and owned by Julia Antigua and me, Alicia Menendez. Paulina velasco is our producer. Stephen colon mixed this episode. Manuela bavo is our marketing lead. 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"alexis" Discussed on Real Talk with Dana | Nutrition, Health
"Us. Yeah i agree. And i have the privilege of like having been educated in Like understanding research and medical science. And when i read through the research it just tell such different story than what is being i mean. Even what is getting picked up by the media about the very same study And what the interpretations of things are From like they're even from the researchers themselves And then of course like what's being transmitted top down from the medical organizations which really are seen as a source of authority. But you know i think. Medical organizations have a long history of getting things right. I mean we have to remember that it was You know in not so distant times. That homosexuality was considered a diagnosis. And the you know. I think that was certainly in my lifetime So we don't always get things you know the medical the authorities don't always get things right. And i think it's really important that we hold them accountable and advocate for change because that is how we will come with more equitable system. And i think that honestly. I think that's so much work needs to be done even ground like in the early stages of medical training to be providing physicians with Weighed you know information about weight. Inclusive air like in medical school in residency programs. That's where it needs to start because they just got indoctrinated into this belief system of you know this is bad mentality and the science just isn't there to support or certainly not just support that that recommending weight loss is like a sustainable idea for anybody right because if you look into the research for that it overwhelmingly shows that it's not sustainable for ninety whatever percent of people right but choose to ignore the thing that came out. Does someone puts the today. I think from lake the australian government or something saying that. They're considering the fact that weight law that the you know people will not sustain weight. Loss long-term to be like class a. evidence. You know like we have established. This weight loss is not sustainable. I've been really inspired with what's happening in dietetic though seeing like a lot of rd's coming out of school really interested in hayes and intuitive eating and not willing to You know conform to the waiting room run of model that like even a lot of the authorities in that field are still promoting. It's a problem so now we just need to change the curriculum. So that people don't have to basically learn the reverse right. You have one set of for the test so you can get your license and then an entirely different set of knowledge that you use in clinical practice to actually help people. But it's inspiring to see like a whole crop of people coming out Questioning questioning the status quo. I think that's a really important place to start. And i think that those other changes will happen because it's being demanded from within the field. Well one good thing. Social media has done if nothing else well alexis. Thank you so much for coming on today if you could please help people. We've alluded to it a couple of times but tell people not only were they can find you but where they can find your book though the diet for revolution so you should be able to find the book on bookshelves everywhere. It should be available wherever books are sold You can find me. My website is dr carson dot com. That has information about Me and my group practice. I have a small fat positive group therapy practice in new york city And you can also find knee on instagram at the anti diet plan And if you want information. I also have a six week. Online course Called the anti plan and that's a mindful eating weight inclusive mindful eating program and you can find information about that at the anti diet. Plan dot com. Hey friends it's dana and thanks for listening to wholehearted eating podcast. If you enjoyed the show please share it with your family and friends subscribes. You don't miss an episode and if you can we would absolutely love it if you left at five star rating in review. Wherever you listen to podcasts. This helps spread the word so more people can find the show and learn how to break out of diet culture the body of spiral and finding more peaceful relationships food in their bodies with wholeheartedly eating. If you're interested in learning more about how you can work with mir christina for one on one nutrition counseling or checking out our self paced courses head over to wholehearted eating dot com. And we'll see you again here next..
"alexis" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Alexis in the morning. Then this is the creme de la creme of yesterday's show. Right here on my talk 171 everything entertainment self therapist found for you should really help Now you can be a better man for your brand new Girl. Really happy and not be good for me. You don't break up with me, baby got Dying. And now on Jason and Alexis in the morning, a message from our sponsor from like the seventies or eighties Sheriff Station. This is Lucy speaking. I do not know how you got this phone number, but it's reserved for official chefs Business on my latest clues and updates on twin peaks. Call the sheriff's hotline at 1 908 $6009112 the first minute $1 each additional minute maximum three minute Paul Callers under 18 Get your parents' permission before dialing, sponsored by phone Programs USA and this has been adjacent and Alexis Classic commercial. We now return you to our regularly scheduled mediocre radio show. We're right here. Rocco. So rude. So so mean. Welcome back, everybody. Jason and Alexis in the morning. I'm talking to 71 everything entertainment.
Oprah Winfrey Picks Between BFF Gayle King & Stedman Graham
"Went down when besties oprah and gayle where road tripping for oprah daily and the girl talk got real watching. This was the third wheel. I didn't know nobody told me no did likely that would've been tub. Didn't like you then. There wouldn't have lasted because husband's coming boyfriends. Come and go by best friend. Best friends last forever. First of all. I'm just happy equinoxes anymore. Remember back in the day. They used to be devolved when they did this on the show. Touch yeah i was happy there at a an alexis today. What is okay what you put your main your friends ahead of your man. I feel like if you're smart. You do but i i definitely feel like husbands go and friends come and go like i just think it's unequal. It's an equal playing field. Like a mama. I know i did that because she was on camera would have been there. You would hurt us. I love you is what we do. I don't know. I l has got a see. I truly believe that. Gal has a lifetime. Membership oprah winfrey fan club. And she always have that seat. But i think what's really smart is oprah definitely puts her friendship with gail before statement but she also knows her man's
"alexis" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Help to develop awareness stability of mind and wisdom any experience and the beauty of that then is we really can stop worrying about getting it right and a way get interested in. What can i learn about in the present moment. What can i learn from this present moment. Everything then becomes something that we can develop awareness phone and so part of that understanding needs to really be resting on a little bit of confidence. That awareness itself is not difficult so just a quick example. If i were to ask you and for those listening to this podcast right now. Are you aware that you are hearing so dan or your weather hearing i am yes. Were you aware before. I asked the question. I'm always aware i know you are. That's how i. I think the honest answer is i was listening to you right but i don't think i don't think i was consciously mindful of here. Yes and that is the difference between in a way between awareness of that particular experience. Now there may have been awareness in your mind around other objects or just a general sense of being aware but we can also add in elements that we're not necessarily currently being mindful of and that's just a helpful way to explore. All right i've been hearing sounds and i've been listening and then being aware that hearing is happening a very simple process hearing is happening if there are sounds and we have what is called the working your door so the contact of those rights we get the arising of hearing as the experience knowing that hearing is happening not hard to do so oftentimes by just you know to to students vice. Say in our you whether you're hearing they'll say well what now that you ask that question or do you know the experience of your hands i. Can you feel your hands. So we've been really absorbed into something else in the attention shifts to the hands. Yes then it's available and then we realized we really start to see that own right being aware. It's not hard to feel the body. It's not hard to feel the posture. Sometimes it can feel a little bit out of reach for trying to grab something specific but if we really learned to relax and simply recognize it is accessible to feel like. I'm in the present moment. i'm not lost. I know where. I am a no the physical body generally and i know maybe in some general way the current mood any of those doorways in is another what we united discussed like a tap of the swing of getting the momentum of awareness. Going we don't have to do a lot of work but we do need just that light touch the more time we do that like touch. That's the kind of establishment or the development of momentum right synthetic. There's a whole lot of benefit that we can talk about in terms of why is momentum so beneficial but that really is in a way the foundation of how we can be an present moment and be learning just by way of back story here about a year ago. Maybe a little less than a year ago as we're recording this now i during the pandemic is incredible. Good fortune of going on a private retreat with alexis and a few friends in maine. And i've known alexis for long time but i hadn't been on retreat with him and i didn't know too much about the style of practice out of which he emerged and the way which he teaches in so i came from a background of really either watching the breath or doing love and kindness. Meditation or doing noting you know. Even if i wasn't washington breath or doing loving kindness. I might just do an open awareness where i'm using noting just to notice thinking or rising and falling of the breath or hearing or whatever so it's pretty rigorous a little bit athletic all of these forms of practices a lot of doing a lot of effort. And at least the way i was doing it and i show up on this retreat and well first of all. There's no schedule. I mean most meditation retreats you go do. There's there's a very rigid schedule of get up. You sit for an hour then you have breakfast and then you do yoga job washing pots or whatever and then you do some walking meditation sitting walking sitting walking sitting walking lunch another little break sitting walking sitting walking sitting walking dinner. If you're having dinner sitting walking sitting walking sitting walking dharma talk bed. Alexis was like yeah. We're not really doing that. We'll we'll get together once in the morning We'll have breakfast then. There'll be nothing and then we'll have lunch then they'll be more nothing and then maybe we'll get together in the afternoon and talk which by the way it was like what we're gonna talk so to me. It struck me as like. Just you know romper room. No rules and the meditation instructions themselves. Were you know as i said before quite a bit different. It wasn't like this set thing of you're going to note everything that comes up in your mind or you're gonna repeat repeat these loving kindness raises or watch every breath. It comes in goes. It's no sit and or by the way light out. Stand whatever your check. Your phone doesn't matter. Whatever you're doing at any moment you can be aware and just check the attitude in the mind and ask yourself. Are you aware. And he mentioned a moment ago he likened this question of. Are you aware to kind of pushing a kid on a swing tap and then you let it go tap and then you let it go. So you don't have to be neurotic about asking yourself this question ask yourself are. You aware may be mindful for a few nanoseconds than you drift a little while later. Tap the swing again And over time what you build up momentum. You don't need to tap swing as much and if you're getting totally lost you can go back to a sort of more directed style of meditation of just watching the breath or something like that and i remember thinking this is crazy and initially really my mind was rebelling against it and i was remembering how when i tap my son. Sometimes when we're on a swing he flies out and then he comes back and usually farts in my face and so that was the way the waking up was going for me. I would notice that. I would ask myself. Are you aware that. I would wake up a half hour later. After having written a chapter for a book or You know written some gloriously positive amazon reviews of passbooks for myself. Whatever embarrassing little rumination was going on. And i would you know. Wake up a lot of self laceration etc etc but over time. I really responded to this relaxed style..
Kim Kardashian Trolled for Listening to Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ on Mute
‘Candyman’ Hooks $22.3 Million Opening at Box Office
"Handyman had quite the opening at the box office. The movie raked in over 22 million free guy came in at Number two on Jungle Cruise came in at Number three, Candyman just became the first movie directed by a black woman, DaCosta to top the box office and she also co wrote the film with Executive producer, Jordan
"alexis" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Alexis in the morning. My talk going on 71. Alexis Shannon. And Don Jason and Kenny on vacation. Yeah, you guys seeing this? Yes. I just want to know what part of it you don't get Bella Hadid they're wearing. It feels strange to me. So it's a address or sometimes it's just pants like two separates. But right at your pelvic bones. There's these cut outs on the pants. That are kind of oval like I islands. Yeah, they're pretty. Don't want to say hi, Lissa. This sounds like something that would like, put a rope through, like on a shoelace. So no cut out. Yes, Ovals. Very point. Yes, like skinny like, pull out a football and then stretch it on each pelvic on their pelvic bones. You can There's pants. There's dresses and skirts that will be high waisted and then have that which I think is an interesting trend that the That clothing item will be high waisted and then has a cutout right there. Cut out there. Mhm. That's not an area that I want to show. That's an area of the new areas that are being shown. I prefer that versus the butt cleavage, tights or the low waisted pants that you show that that go down on your booty. Remind me of that. Is it showing under like butt cheek? Or is it but crab butt crack? Oh, so it's kind of like the song thing. Yes, like back like, Like more like when the so though that whale tail thing is back Okay. You know what was really low rise pants, but so are like, Like tights like Rihanna. Just read, um, release some of these are these are supposed to be like laundry type types, But people take it too far. Wear them to the park. But they have. Yeah. So they're also crotchless ps. Correct. Oh, that's right. I had about that detail. Right, But this is let's have a picnic. But I've seen the dresses and on you know of the the cutout things. Um I don't Yes, I some of them because usually they're like body con dresses like there will be very form fitting and I think that that's what we make up for. They used to be. Everything was plunging necklines, and we're like that is not often guard enough. But your pelvic bones exactly. Let's show it and I and the thing that I do think is interesting about it. And again. I I don't think that this we need to do this all the time is Trying to normalize, um, normalize different things about your body and female because there and I think anytime you have something like this that draws attention to there are different. Portions of especially a woman's body because it's always been totally acceptable for men just to walk around with no shirt, and we can sit there and go. That does shouldn't do it, But we rarely even do that. It's just okay. Um And so that's why when these trends come out, I'm like Try to before them even though I'm not going to wear it. Yeah, for us, but I look beautiful, right? And some of them like I think it's a very difficult I think the long eight. Your torso to write makes it look really long. And I mean, I think that we're just unaccustomed to trying to encourage people to look at that portion of her body. So I'm not trying to put a frame around. Yeah, I'm not putting a frame around the all that kind of thing, but I think stuff would squeeze through. Right. It's like a body roll sausage. Yeah, I think this is for skinny, skinny people. But my whole thing is that but but I've seen him. I think it's all a matter of how you sell it because one of my favorite sites fashion figure has a lot of really It goes from like, size 14 up to size 24. Amen. Something about a plus size model in all her confidence and all of her things and doesn't worry about whether she has any roles or anything. I find very attractive. And so I'm like, Well, I do want to get that and I see them and I'm like, but it looks and I think some of it is that not even that they're skinny. It also helps if you're tall. You know, and so having shape correct, so having enough height It wouldn't necessarily work on me because I'm short torso. If I had a longer tour sign, then you would arrive one. So it's like, yes, my ribs and then my hips, right? So it's not a matter. I think sometimes of even just the way Yes, it's the shape so it would probably look okay on you because you like it would have enough room for that material to. Actually, you wouldn't even be able to tell there was a Islet on me because I'm so short doors. Oh, yeah. It was just, like squished together, and then you're like, Oh, you have a rip in your pants knew Exactly. That would be like I'm hot. I would have to have everything right? I would have liked that idea. Like your ventilated. Um I do also feel like I have to have everything tailored when that thing and pull it up, So I'm like because on me because I'm sorry it would like come down to my thigh. And that's not we're supposed to be is supposed to be up so I'd have to, like, take some material out and make it shorter. To make the address or something. Yes, for sure. So, I mean, it's not my first choice, but I was. If you see this, the pelvic cut out. That's what's kind of trending right now, if you see it at the store or your kids want it. If your kid I think that's what's going to happen more than off and your kids are gonna want it. Yeah. You know when I was young teenager college, even exactly I don't think that, uh, you know, I I don't think we're going to see.
"alexis" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Joke. From Alexis, the the poet camper, a South American goal. To high Uruguay to hike Cool Uruguay. Okay, Production Iraq. Oh, here. I'm just going to jump in. Uh, I am the writer of the dad jokes. I'm a dad. I'm pretty corny. I came up with it Tuesday morning in the shower. I admit it needs work. But here's how it's supposed to go. The poet camper a South American goal to hike Uruguay, you get it like to hike the country of Uruguay. Here's how it went for Alexa. Okay, Let's try it. Okay. The poet camper, a South American goal to hike Uruguay. Nope. High, Couric were required to hike Cure. Nope, Kura. Glad to high cure You want to, like eight years? You're like ooh, too, too too high. Uruguay. Gurubhai Too high, keep Oh, too high. Uruguay to Say too high. Cool, Okay to hike you rue guy. Now you go to high school guy. Oh, Uruguay, too kind too high to me to Hikokuro Uruguay. Oh, my God! Quiet, too high, Kourou. You Gwai to Hikaru Guay was pretty good. Too high. Ural to hide Gurukul to hike Uruguay! No! Oh, my gosh! Wait! Say it again! Oh, no, Too high too high Gurudwara. To Hikaru y know too high. Cool Uruguay. Got it. Oh, okay. Okay. Did that make it? He said Nope. That was worth the journey. That was haiku. Dad joke from Alexis. Now, in all fairness, I think you've got it twice..
"alexis" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"History. Came something besides soap in a towel that people take with him to the bath. Duck. And occupation. This has been the dumbest answers in game show history back to you, Jason. I mean, I think she's talking a rubber ducky. But regardless Welcome back Jason and Alexis in the morning. I might talk about a 71 Everything entertainment everything. Titanic. I'm Jason, Lex, Dawn and Kenny. Yeah. Programming note tomorrow. It's the moment we've personally been waiting for. Kenny reviews the Jim Cameron 1997 winner for best Picture 1998 winner. Titanic will do it right now. No, no, no, I really think no, no, no, no. No. Well, Kenny, sink or swim. We're gonna find out tomorrow. Or maybe he'll be the propeller guy. We don't know. We'll find out tomorrow's to make a choice. Jason and Alexis present. Would you rather Okay. Go that. What's good? Slip that little Selene in there, honey? Okay. Please play along. At home. We're going to start easy today. Sound like I was quoting Tina Turner. I'm gonna start easy anyway. Would you rather have unlimited love or unlimited money? This is Very easy You love love, love, love e want the love Do you get the other one taken away? Yes, just making up the rules, letting Jason take it away. I'm just want to make money to know you have to take one of the other. That's the game..
"alexis" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"This is the best of Jason and Alexis. This is the best on my talk one of 71, so we never think About you and me, but pop culture, everything probably sit around and cook some soups, then Bread and desserts didn't just get off at and sassy. That's right. Jason and Alexis in the morning. Stay turn home order. Yep. Mm. Have a couple more food stories for you. You can register for booze. Right? Done. This is, uh, this is fantastic. Forget your mail service that you told us about. This is up my alley. Kidding? That was so boring compared to this. Yes. Oh, there is a service out there. Actually, it's just a new type of wedding registry. And, um, you know, before. It's like I'm registered at Target and JC Penny, you know, and then Grandma would go in and get your gravy boat. Well, Grandma's not gonna be excited about this because you can add alcohol. To your registry list. A lot of people nowadays are they already come to the table with, you know, pots and pans and a crock pot and whatever, Because people are getting married later, they're not moving right out of their parents home into a home with their husband, where they don't have silverware. So you know, this is great because you want some liquor. Um, yeah, You're gonna buy it anyway. So La lot of the build your own registry sites like Zola or the knot. They'll let you add whatever you want to the wish list, So they're suggesting a starter kit for bar and it's really cool because you can just go down the list and you can pick out gin vodka. Tequila. We've got some bourbon in here, and you could just put that and like it'll come from wine dot com or or reserve bar and then Somebody could just pick. I'm getting them the whiskey. And it's great or all get him whisky and gin. And then you get all this liquor to start your life of marriage where you need to drink. How Lulu yer Hallelujah! Correct, Kenny. That's what I've heard from up. The folks on the street about marriage.
"alexis" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"And most of what we've been finding with the skirt strategies at lot of it has been individuals that are finding us and coming to your. We're talking to different organizations. You know there's a lot of that talk about it. But they're talking about it to check the box research talking about it to make the difference so exactly and i don't wanna be. I'm happy to help an organization that is really trying to move the needle on women and leadership or trying to help the women that are in sales in their organizations but but they really need to want to do this jewett truly versus just saying okay. Yeah it's kind of it. The in vogue thing to do it has to be a cultural shift for the remaining doesn't absolutely absolutely all wonder if if there was one piece of advice you could give to female talent that was up and coming but there were a little bit quiet as you mentioned earlier would be to one piece of advice that would apply to all female entrepreneurs give i'm going to give to if that's okay absolutely i. It's the first. Is you have to find your way. You're comfortable way to stand out and make yourself known so not. Everybody is really good about waving their hands and saying mimi me look at me you know. They're not good about talking about their accomplishments. But there's if you're inside an organization there's other more subtle things you can do. That can get you noticed. So that's number one and if you're an entrepreneur the same thing you can find some subtle ways that you don't always have to talk about yourself you can find people that to talk about you. The second thing is that is find a mentor. Meant to me. Mentoring is first of all. I love being a mentor. But mentoring is such a great way to learn from somebody in a comfortable environment where you know. They're not somebody you work with or fourth they. Might you might work with them. But you're not working for them and you can learn about their journey and they can be sounding board for you for you know for your business or for your career and i promise you if you find somebody that you think you'd like to have as a mentor if you ask them. They're going to be flattered and if they have the time they're probably gonna say yes especially another woman yes absolutely in. This is great. This is a platform that provides education hopefully builds the confidence to take the steps necessary to get your career on the front foot and get it moving and get some results for yourself now. What's coming up for you next a you working on any projects and what's well as i said we just launched the skirt strategy program late fall and so that's starting to really get traction and in the works is going to be another one..
"alexis" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"What happens when you're in a hybrid or a more male dominated industry or office is a woman wants to take the time and build relationships and get to know the people in their team and bring some of that warmth as you said that empathy and and it's not again man can't do it but they don't see the benefit of it exactly and again it's part of it goes back to how we reach raised. Though too young girls were raised to be you know to share and to be quiet and sit back and listen and boys were raised to competitive things yeah boisterous and competitive and it was okay so it just perpetuates itself into the business world. Do you say that as the sexist goes through time that we coming to a point in hitting equilibrium in terms of opportunities that are given to women because historically. That's not being the case. As i i would love to rick love to say yes but i don't really think we can say yes. Then i think there are moments and strides in different industries and it pops up every once in a while. But i mean look you look in the united states in women are still i think Might be up to. I think we might have just Squeaked up to seventeen percent in in the in the c. suite but yet women are fifty percent of the workforce. So so yeah i mean i you know yes and you know and i think when you see you know whether you see You know the office in politics or the women that are running organizations and companies and things like that. We all get really excited. But it's still a hard stretch to get there and it's still a lot of painstaking steps to climb that ladder and make it happen. It's a journey with traveling for sure and certain alexis. Now i'm looking over your Lincoln canton i'm saying in your image. The skirt strategy. Just i'm interested. Could you share what this means. Absolutely i would love to so this has to do with women in sales so Colleague i we have a program that we launched late fall for women sales in it's called the skirt strategy and the reason we developed. It is because with both for experienced in sales one of the things we realizes. Most sales programs are.
"alexis" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"You know line roles operational roles in gr- she was given the opportunity but sh- it made her this great empowering leader who really sits and sits back and thinks about how things can be easier for the team how things can be easier for people and how can people make decisions and if you let them do it if you give them the confidence to do it. They're going to make the right decision and that's kind of her philosophy and i really love that. What about that examples that you can't boy experience. She's been on the ground doing all of the different roles and i think that that is says a lot about the individual. I know that there are a lot of female ladies. We're gonna be talking about more in a moment. But i'd love to know where it was the genus into lead with. Did that. come from the day. Are you tracking the name. Just the business in general and the business okay. So the business came about because in corporate america of which are spent quite a bit of time. I was lucky enough to have a lot of different types of experiences. An opportunity to learn different things. And i was always in the realm of being connected to human resources bernardin in not in hr. So i never really did the hiring and benefits and all of that which people think a lot about hr that was always in the tangential things doing training and leadership development doing or change so it was just natural for me when i decided to go on my own. Well when that opportunity was presented to me. I'm go on my own to take that and be able to take all that experience and do For a lot of different organizations versus one. That's excellent now. this is a very interesting name. Headed that comeback. I actually have a friend. That i to grad school with. Who is in marketing branding. And she actually came up with it for me. I spent a we Spent a weekend..
"alexis" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"After six o'clock at night i I've really tried to take at least one weekend day. Where i don't do anything work. Work related doesn't mean. I'm not on the computer. maybe doing something else. But it's been a long time. I've been doing this since two thousand four. It's taken a long time to get there. to one. Danielle business audience alexis startups their small to medium. Size business owners who are looking for ways to improve their business. This is very much about an education experience for some for them from someone who already walked the path before them and on that basis. How important have you found his time away from your business has helped you be more productive. Do you think. Oh absolutely. And i think if you have the foresight and the ability to do it and set your boundaries. Whatever they are because you want to be able to your building a business as an entrepreneur because you it's probably something you're passionate about and so you want to be able to enjoy business and you want to be able to enjoy your family. Whatever or you know your personal life. Whatever that is and if you don't really think about it and set those boundaries right away. You really can't do that so i talk about. When i'm even coaching even coaching people in corporate america. I talk about that because we're just so connected these days. It's really hard to step away absolutely. We seem to be always connected. It's very difficult just to shut down even of an of an evening do you. Do you have a routine where you actually put your phone in another room inadvertently. The reason i sleep with my phone in my bedroom is because it's also my alarm clock so you know as far as but i do put it on your i do. Have it automatically go to silent. Ten o'clock at night and i actually stopped responding to friends at nine. I don't answer the phone if they call i don't get into text conversations with them That's just something that i've done for myself because we have to turn off because if we don't turn off we're not gonna sleep and if we don't sleep or not good to either our business or our family. Thank you for sharing as an educator. Yourself a coach. How important is continuing education for you. Personally oh i i. I'm kind of like a lifelong learner. I've always liked learning So even after. I did grad school and got my mba. It's still always conference can go to and now there's so much that you can do online. Even before the pain pandemic there was so much that you can do online in terms of online learning. I'm always liking to learn new things and learn from other people who have already done it a different way to do it. Absolutely do you. what's your modus operandi ahead of you. The best you live in front of people reading videos. What you'd think if i want to retain it i actually live is best for me but i have to do it. I i don't retain very well from reading. I'm i'm a very tactile learner. So if i don't do it. I'm not going to retain quite as much. There are lots of ladies around that we can look to. And i have several that i think about what business leaders earn sparring. You at the moment in the one that i've been Following a lot is mary barra. Who is the ceo and chairwoman of gm. She took it over when things were not. That great in terms of there was Some recall that was going on there was something going on and she was within the first year so she was in front of congress but what was great about. Mary is first of all..
"alexis" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"Rescued pets yes. She's actually a challenge. Compared to the other three cats had had in my life. She's yeah she's been a little bit of a handful. I think she was a little younger than the rescue. Thought she was. She was still very much a kitten. Yup which i'm not used to. I usually rescue five years or so is usually my favorite age when it comes to cats because they're fully grown so what about you. What kind of a what was your. What's your rescue dog lover. We rescued a rottweiler of audio. And he has been an absolute handful. I have to be truthful. We think that he was poorly traded. And he's come around. he's taken some time. We would get very anxious. He seems to be very skittish once. You get to know him and you understand. He's traits he. He's beautiful but i can relate to that with with the cat i love dogs too. I just have never had the lifestyle to have a dog in the city before pandemic used to travel a lot for work so i just never thought that spare for a dog. I love to ask these precursor questions again. I love to learn more bad my now when you were growing up. What what is the one thing that you remember back growing up that you really loved about anything about my family or just thing that really sticks out in your mind that you really loved well i took ballet for eighteen years fantastic and i absolutely which i think is why i love the live theater in their damp damp and things like that but i mean i would spend hours. That was my thing i mean. The older i got the more i spent at the dance studio the morissette spent in rehearsal and performing. And i just have the best memories of the people that were danced with my choreographer. All of that is just very very fond memories..
"alexis" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Of context. There's a God been two weeks. Mother still her they were go. Jason and Alexis in the morning. Make go ahead. Make the promo. There it is. Rocco have made the job easy today. Um, but overall, enjoy it even with the horrible seat. You can get seat covers. I know. I know. But I'm just I'm about the shape of it. I see. Yes. See, that's more in my broads. Unhappy Homo rant is we've had all sorts of technological advances. We now have computers on our wrists. We have an iPhone. Way developed a vaccine and, like, four minutes wellness toilet coming. We have a wellness toilet, but we can't come up with a better bike seat. I don't know. I'm just speaking for I'm speaking for humanity on that one. Yeah, that's a good one. Jace. Just keep going, though. It's gonna be great. Oh, my God. I'm going to be used to it. They'll just be buns of steel. You won't even know the seats. Their buns of steel. Remember? That was class. Oh, that was that was a VHS tape VHS tape buns of stabs of steel buns of steel. Oh, yeah. She was Popular around that time as well. Holy Suzanne Somers, every size e wanted that really worked. That doesn't look like it would really work. The fire master Oh, you know, I guess it did. It was Yeah, lasted for years. But I wonder if it was a lot of fun watching the commercial anyway For almost as good as the shake weight wears Peter.
"alexis" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Max, which Alexis just discovered she had over the holiday season now has access to the entire Syriza of Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman. Syriza That was on ABC and CBS anyway. Anyhoo dilly Was a big fan of the show is a kid and I was watching just I was watching this parts of different episodes, and there's an episode called The Man that Can't die or couldn't die. And in the very beginning of the episode, there's a monkey that's invincible and a monkey's randomly in this damn neighborhood. And gets hit by a moving truck or a truck and flies through the air. Now, obviously, I'm not laughing about that. I'm laughing at the lack of budget for Wonder Woman on CBS, because The cutaway shot of the monkey flying through the air. The chimpanzee flying through the air is clearly a carnival stuffed animal. That's a munchie T J O to the point Where Lex, is it, not Colin again. 12 times you left in 2020. This was his good. All right. This This was his final laugh of the year because we watched it the day before we left for vacation. Colin. Cried. We were laughing so hard. It is hysterical how bad it is, and I just sent the clip. I quickly found it and sent it to these three. It's bad, isn't it? Make it? Yeah, because you know if you watch the end the real chimpanzees in the bush they cut away to the real chimpanzee and he's invincible. That's part of the plot of this episode. See, he's a magical month. He's a magical chimpanzee. So that's why you say he's a monkey. But it is so bad like Jason, I've seen better special effects on three Stooges episodes from the thirties. Seriously, way better. This is clearly like you said a carnival prize stuffed monkey. It is so bad, I I would tweet it out everybody, But you know someone is going to take it out of context. And I'm gonna hear from Peeta and then I'm gonna get I don't want that. But just if you have HBO, Max, go to the Wonder Woman. Syriza's go to the final season and look up the episode titled The Man Who Couldn't Die, And It's Z, Right at the beginning. And, Yeah, you'll see the worst special effect ever in television. Oh, gosh, I couldn't when I found it. I quickly pull them HBO, Max on my on my monitor and was able to record it off my phone, But Oh, gosh, I'm look, we're looking at it again. Oh, that is a stuffed animal that is a chimpanzee stuffed animal anyway, that that made it through. Yeah. Story line, but also just e. Maybe on TV. You know the quality might not have been great..