20 Episode results for "Bishen"
Midlife Mastery: Lets Get Started
"Welcome to mid life mastery. My name's brock edwards. And i have this crazy vision. I am on a mission to help. Transform lives one. Step one action at a time starting with my own and i have some questions about mastering mid-life. Like i i question is how do you do it you know. I don't think much attention is paid to that. Because when we're young we learned from her parents were sent to school. Maybe we can go to college and we learn a profession. We learn a trade. We learn how to succeed in life and then as we enter different life stages in our twenties and thirties and even forties. You know there's all sorts of books magazines movies. Tv shows about how to do it. Well and then turned fifty this year and as i look around the media and advertisements really seem to think that i should be chasing the past glory days and clinging to my youth with this white knuckled death grip or i should just be quietly fading into the background. No no not a chance. I have no desire to be twenty five again. And even if i did right. That's not going to happen. And i'm also not ready to disappear. I have wisdom. I have experienced that. I never had in my youth and i feel like i'm just now starting to enter my prime. Maybe you feel the same way. You'll the working title. This podcast was louder than old age and admittedly. That's perhaps not a great title for our podcast. Which is why it's now called midlife mastery but it really sums up my attitude and i want to turn my life up to eleven. I wanna finish it even better than i started and to do that. I need to find out how so. I'll be talking with those who are bring their passion their enthusiasm. There's some bishen into this next stage of life. I'm looking for people who inspire and share ideas for mastering midlife and creating an amazing second half. Are you ready to join me. let's get started.
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
"Good Morning Aries. Today is Sunday November. Third Two thousand nineteen Venus at two sue degrees Sagittarius trying Kyron at two degrees aries. There's an easygoing vibe. In the air it bodes well to go with the flow today. Hey this is areas today a podcast. Original let's Begin Your Day with the Moon. Aquarius the atmosphere might seem charged with a kind of inspiring energy making your day to day activities. All the more fulfilling filling however as your ruling planet Mars Is Square Pluto. You may want to steer clear of any arguments or confrontations there. Will we know winning. It served she well to avoid reckless impulses and be thoughtful in your interactions Now take a moment to reflect on your relationships. The stars alignment has designated today as one of healing now. Now is the time to repair old wounds or to help your loved ones clear away emotional barriers holding them back but not all heart to hearts need to happen at home Tom. True healing is journey so if a sagittarian friend suggest reconnecting on an adventure consider their offer. Contemplate your path to personal growth areas. Wild and Bishen is one of their defining strengths. But but be wary. That your determination doesn't get in the way of your compassion as you climb the ladder to success. Ask yourself if you've helped anyone else. What's up the rungs areas today? We'll be back tomorrow to learn more about your horoscope visit California psychics and connect today or scope. Today is a podcast original.
Saturday, November 21st, 2020
"Good morning aquarius. Today is saturday november. Twenty first two thousand twenty. The sun moves into sagittarius. Welcome to the land of the restless. Wanderer sagittarians are the philosophers of the zodiac curious as they are clever over the month. The center lenses his optimism generosity an independent spirit. This is aquarius today. Apar- cast original If you're feeling anxious depressed are overwhelmed. Better help offers licensed online counselors who are trained to listen and help connect with your counselor through secure video phone chat or text. Join the one million people getting help with better help and horoscope today. Listeners get ten percent off your first month at better help dot com slash horoscope today. That's better h e l p dot com slash horoscope today Let's begin your day. The sun moves into your eleven. This space holds our labours of love. Here we use our talents to contribute to society as a whole we shed the selfishness of the tenth house and we use our abilities for the greater good. Now take a moment to reflect on relationships. This month you'll be connected to your social network you'll have your finger on the pulse of pop culture carve out space for yourself here. How can your perspective influence your scene and vice versa. Contemplate your path to personal growth nestle between our house event. Bishen and house of the subconscious. The eleventh house deals with our destiny. This is the space where we see the bigger picture and we realize the full potential. Make the work you to this month. Meaningful aquarius. Today is a daily podcast. Follow on spotify to make it part of your morning routine if you're interested in learning more about your sign. Download the sanctuary app from the apple app or google play stores. Get your first reading today. And follow sanctuary at sanctuary world on instagram. That's s anc t. u. r. y. w. r. l. d. horoscope. Today is a podcast originally.
Blaze Your Trail with Big Ambitions
"Welcome to ignore point the show. That's here to help you take the leap talker your weak and chief your goals. If you're looking to amplify your mindset with fresh perspective, spark momentum you're in the right place. Hey, what's going on? I'm Stephen Miller. Thanks for joining me for another edition point the show, where we cover an influential speech or feature guest keynote through get you fired up and ready to take on another winning week. You probably know by now that we hold out until the end of each show to share who inspired each weeknight point for two reasons to keep you curious and remind you to focus on the motivation. However, on today's show, I wanna share my personal perspective with you and ask you to answer one question. It's not rhetorical and there is no sales pitch. So, please listen to the whole episode really think about your answer, and share with me. What you come up with. Here's what I wanna know what are your big emissions ambitions or the dreams, you can bring the life, they can be short term or long term, and her motivated by what you want most out of life. You're in Bishen can be motivated by money philanthropy, community service merit or receiving recognition, any ambition can even be linked to completing task or reaching a milestone. But it's something out there in your future that you aspire to overtime. You've probably achieved a few of your ambitions. But what are your big ambitions, began Bishen or not everyday run of the mill emissions big emissions or something? You've got a really reach four. We're talking about unicorn level ambitions here like the holy grail Excalibur or a Babe Ruth rookie card. Look, maybe that Babe Ruth, rookie card isn't the most reasonable example. But you need these types of big ambitions in your life, and you need to go after them, even though the journey to conquer them they require you to take risks and overcome obstacles, keep an open mind and get ready to dream big. Let's get after it. You might think every now and then I'd like to donate more my time and money to make the world, better place or I wanna stop renting property and buy a house. Everyone has ambitions but when they're loosely defined not top of mind there, nothing more than fleeting thoughts. All it takes to transform. Those broad ambitions into defined ambitions is adding details and context by asking these types of questions. When do you wanna stop renting in by your home, where do you want your house to be how big of a house, do you wanna buy, how many days each month, do you want to dedicate to community service how much money, do you wanna donate to your cause when you take the time to define your ambitions? You get an edge that sets you apart from everyone else, you gain clarity and unlock the key to success, the ability to make a plan, which some say is sixty percent of the road to fulfilling your ambitions in the first place. Your ambitions, however, big or small are tied division. Mission and goals, they're the future focused perceptions of who you wanna be what you wanna do when you wanna do it, and how you wanna live when you're embellishes or defined it become why you do what you do if you're just working for a paycheck, that's because your present ambition is cash flow. There's no shame in that type of thinking, but there's a chance, your ambitious inner voice will eventually make it self known by telling you that you need to reach higher because you need more. The truth is you need ambitions, that push you to get up every morning and get after it, you need emissions big enough that they push you out into the unknown where you have to carve your own path. When you live your life with big ambitions. You see everything you do as another step up the ladder to getting to where you wanna go think about what ignition point is all about. Miam- Bishen for this show is to help you to wake up each day, the week energized and lit up about what you do. You so you can win the week. It's something that I get fired up about and have a ton of energy for. Well, every episode of ignition point is meant to spark your momentum, you need to discover your personal ignition points and use them to realize your big ambitions. But what is holding you back from living your dream, you can't let yourself be paralyzed by fear? You can't just think about or talk about that big emission. If you don't go after what you want, you'll never get it, you control seven things in your life. Your attitude network, physique gratitude habits work ethic and ambitions each of these elements of control influences one another. And if you were mentally aware that you can control them, they'll never overwhelm, you or throw you out of balance. So stop looking for the right time you can start right now because you were the one in the driver's seat, you are in control and taking action is what gets you from having a big dream to living the dream, you're on your own journey. And it'll look different for you than it does for someone else. So fill your world with people who inspire you and limit your interactions, with those who don't share your ambitions with those people who build you up, and we'll help you to become the best version of yourself. They'll whole you to your ambitions, and celebrate you when you hit your stride, if you believe in yourself and learned a blaze, your trail with big ambitions. You'll be amazed at how fulfilling and complete your life will become when I was twenty two I decided to pursue my first big ambition. I wanted to follow a long standing dream of building a software company from the ground up with my dad. So every single day I went into our little rented office space, and I made it my job to learn more and do whatever it took to move that business forward overtime. My big ambition was, what drove me to understand startup fundraising create prototypes, for future versions of our software and brand, our business inside out by the end of my fourth. A year I'd worn just about every hat a startup founder could wear, I learned what it takes to start a business and I had grown that company with one of my best friends, like coach, my dad. I brought that ambition to life. But I soon realized it was time to pursue another. When you find yourself in my shoes, it's always up to you to show the strength to acknowledge that the Embiid is fulfilled, and that it's time to pursue another. It's not an end. It's another jumping off point, a new beginning either by completion or by the effect of timing. You'll experience the evolution of your own ambitions, those, you defined now will be different from those, you said and stone ten years from now and those will be different from the embellishes you dream up when you reach retirement, I'd be willing to bet that Mark Zuckerberg didn't initially set out to become a billionaire. But once he successfully reached his initial ambitions, with Facebook, that probably became one of his next. Ambitions on the other hand, Bill Clinton set his sights on the Oval Office from the age of sixteen. He worked for seventeen years to reach that ambition having any emissions mindset can serve as the greatest motivator in your life. No matter how long it takes you to pursue. Your ambition and live your dream, you need to commit to it, and never let anyone standing your way, there's no limit to the ways. You can define your big ambitions. It should be defined by your greatest once and passions. But there are three things I always advise others to do when they're defining their ambitions. Big embellishes are born from introspection. So the first thing you can do is visualize, your ambitions successful, people have elaborate mental plans of what actions they intend on taking. So ask yourself what does my ideal life? Look like write down. What comes to mind in how you think it will feel to obtain that life you need? To map out your plan include the top tasks, you'll need to complete to move your drink forward. Incorporate a blend of attainable ambitions and big ambitions. You're gonna find when you accomplish one of your more attainable ambitions. It will propel you toward your bigger ambitions seriously. Don't just think it you've got to put it on paper when you see it in writing every day you're embellishing sticks in your mind in the pursuit of your ambition. You'll find plenty of obstacles, but you can't ever let them discourage you, you need to have strategies for reacting to all types of setbacks make many contingencies, as you can people might tell you to grow up or get your head out of the clouds. Silence. Those voices and keep your dreams. Big fortify. Your mindset by upgrading your attitude discipline in skills to keep blazing. Your trail, ambitions are never realized just because you want it. It's brought to life by plying. High-voltage energy and action to your vision mission goals. If you haven't Embiid to be a better dad start a business or build a boat. You need to flip the switch to keep your energy flowing and start taking on the tasks. You need to accomplish to move forward. It doesn't matter if it's a big or small step it just has to be a step. So start making moves having an ambitious mindset will restrict your ability to procrastinate when you're making it happen, you become laser focused on you're in it to win it nece. Some people may think that's a little aggressive or that everyone procrastinates, but they've probably got novels worth of excuses for why they haven't felt the adrenaline rush of success. That's why the final thing you can do this week is limit the distractions and keep your big ambitions in the front of your mind thinking about your big and Bishen 's brings out a primal sense in you. It's like. You're a shark and you've caught the Senate blood in the water, you're not going to take a left turn and go, check out a sunken ship. You're gonna make a beeline for your lunch because it's all you can think about every short in those waters wants to eat where we differ from the sharks is that in our world? Everyone wants to eat, but few will hunt. To live with and conquer your emissions. You need to be a hunter. There's no time better than right now to take control and start blazing a trail with your big ambitions, this week, scheduled time to map out your big ambitions, and writing make the first move by completing the first task in your action plan in make thinking about your ambitions part of your daily routine. Ignition point is all about making a positive impact so please share the show with someone you think it would help you were feedback helps ignition point to keep moving forward. So if you enjoyed this episode or you'd like to share your big ambition with me, please reach out to me directly by sending an Email to Stephen at decisively dot com or by writing a review for the show on apple podcasts. Albert Einstein said, if you wanna live a happy life tied to a goal, not to people are things. So stay motivated and keep moving forward. If you put in the hard work right now, one day, you could be the one motivating the world with your story. I'll be looking forward to speaking with you next time on another ignition point. Now get out there and win the week.
Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
"Good Morning Leo. Today's Tuesday December twenty fourth two thousand nineteen the Moon At sixteen degrees Sagittarius Square Neptune at sixteen degrees Pluto. It can be easy to feel like you haven't done enough ambition. Bishen serves you. Well be thankful for where you are. Now you've come a long way even if you still have miles to go this. This is Leo today. Apar- cast original horoscope today is supported by better better. Help online counseling. A lot of times people portray their happiest self to others. Whether it's at work or on social media we often make it appear that we have have everything figured out but a lot of times. We don't. It's not always easy to ask for help and find counseling. So if you're feeling down but don't know where or or how to ask for help better help. Is there for you. Better help offers. Licensed counselors who specialize in a variety of issues including depression in and anxiety as well as grief stress complicated relationships. And so many others. If you've been putting off counseling because you don't have the time better help makes it convenient by allowing you to connect privately with your counselor through text. Chat phone and video calls get help at your own pace On Your own time and affordable rate horoscope today listeners will get ten percent off their first month with Discount Code horoscope today. Hey that's better help dot com slash horoscope today. Why not get help better help dot com slash horoscope today? Let's begin your day. The world ceased tremendous tremendous. Promise in you learn to recognize these amazing qualities in yourself. Trust visionary has faith in your skills and finds impressive you are meant for greatness. Now take a moment to reflect on. Your relationships is a wild secret may demand to be shared as talkative mercury in such a terrace aligns with unbridled heiress. unburdening yourself. Self of something you've kept hidden can be liberating conversely if someone confides in you know that it takes gumption to reveal sensitive information nation even to a friend. It's a sign that this person has a lot of trust in you. Contemplate your path path to personal growth. No matter how hard you work at being happy joy can be allusive. It's easy to get disillusioned and especially around this time of year but keep your Chin Up. Happiness is often times a choice. Trust that you're doing enough and that distant fears will dissipate before they become reality. Find a reason to be thankful tonight. Lend yourself a little cheer Leo Today. We'll be back tomorrow to learn more about your horoscope visit California psychics and connect today horoscope. We're scope today is a podcast original.
Thursday, December 26th, 2019
"Good morning. Capricorn today is Thursday December twenty-sixth two thousand nineteen the solar eclipse new moon. Is it four degrees capricorn. The solar eclipse activates the lunar announce which represent our past. And Future. These north and south nodes hold your lights purpose in this moment our destiny any is often revealed. This is capricorn today. A podcast original Horoscope today is supported by better. Help online counseling. A lot of times people portray their happiest self to others. Whether whether it's at work or on social media we often make it appear that we have everything figured out but a lot of times. We don't. It's not always easy to ask for help. And and find counseling. So if you're feeling down but don't know where or how to ask for help better help. Is there for you. Better help offers. Licensed counselors counselors who specialize in a variety of issues including depression and anxiety as well as grief stress complicated relationships and so many others others. If you've been putting off counseling because you don't have the time better help makes it convenient by allowing you to connect privately with your counselor through text chat phone and video calls get help at your own pace on your own time. And at an affordable rate horoscope today listeners will get ten percent off their first month with Discount Code horoscope today. That's better help dot com slash horoscope. Today why not get get help. Better help dot com slash horoscope today. Let's begin your day. You have worked hard to get where you are. You have earned the perks and accolades. That come on your way but you didn't get here alone don't forget those who hatchback capricorn have a tendency to forget the team effort. The universe asks you to break this pattern. You were not in this alone never have been never will be look. Look around. Helpers are everywhere Now take a moment to reflect on your relationships. The solar eclipse in your sign makes today all about you. You part of feeling fully empowered means acknowledging where you fall short. This is likely in relationships. CBS Capricorn struggled to put others first but the selfishness no longer serves you find a partner who does not restrict Graham Bishen but still commands respect. It's time to find your intellectual equal the one who pushes back. Consider the work you do and your career as the sun in and your sign dances with visionary Neptune your creative ideas maybe more worthwhile than you think. Capricorn don't always trust their imagination. Shen but be the exception to this rule your ideas are wild invalid. An audience is awaiting their arrival capricorn. Today we'll be back tomorrow to learn more about your horoscope visit California psychics and connect today horoscope. Today is a podcast original.
S1:E9 - Emerging Changemakers
"What are you interested in? What are you curious about? And what's happening in that realm and what can you do about it. So that's how I kind of go about it and I feel like that Kinda it helps me steer like this is what I can do and it kind of takes away that weight. I have to change everything. And you're just like Oh my God. That sounds overwhelming and scary. Hi I'm new Mahaffey. And welcome to pause and Alberto Social Innovation. PODCAST each each episode we typically invite change makers who are working to address the root causes of complex issues to pause from their important work and sit down with their partners and collaborators breeders we ask them to reflect on what they're learning and how they and their work have changed over time. Many of our guests come to the conversation with years if not decades of experience in the social good sector today we thought we shake things up and hear from change makers of different demographic. My colleague Elise Martinus copy of recent university graduate. Who Edits often hosts this? PODCAST sat down with three of her peers. Maya Sally and Zander to discuss they experiences engaging with change making as students and recent graduates students and youth bring unique perspectives to the table. When it comes to change change making whether from theory they've learned in class or knowledge they've gained through a fellowship or work term or volunteer experience? They are often equipped with bold ideas ideas or big questions and ready to hit the ground running and change the World Post Grad. But what does it mean to change the world. How do we do is that? Where do we even start? Are we qualified to do such a thing. These are some of the thoughts elise often. Here's when she chats with other recent grads Andy merging change makers so she decided to sit down with three other Mount Royal University students and recent grads to hear from them what it's been like to learn about social innovation in the classroom the experiences they've had translating this knowledge into the workforce and their hopes for the world of change making and for their own futures. Here's their conversation. Welcome everybody thank. Thank you for being a part of APPS. He connects podcast pause to get going all. I just have each of you introduce yourself sad listeners. Know who's talking when they hear your voice and then as we're talking about up and coming change makers few of US graduated few of us who still in school school. So just say where you're at in the process of an upcoming change maker so I guess what you're you're in and maybe major. My name is Derek. I'M A third year Jeff Management Student. Here my oil Concentrating and social innovation. I'm Maya privates I'm a first year INFO design student as well as doing a double minor in marketing and social innovation invasion. Sailing Jero Gay I am Emmer you alumni. I graduated in spring in Sociology and entrepreneurship ship and innovation lovely. And I'm elise which most of you will know my voice but I'm also an alumni. Just graduated this past spring as well. It's very strange transitioning to sing alumni instead of student once. You've been doing that for four years. So part of the reason why I brought this group together was just to talk about why we chose does change making a little bit about how we feel about ourselves as change makers like if we identify as change makers or social innovators and some of the experiences. We've had starting starting to work as well so to start. I'm going to ask you the question of why change making I think he was just like a fascinating topic. I think social plus innovation. There's something that I always kinda collaborated wanted to be part of and I found like the professors and mentors that I've met through like my program kind of kind of geared me in that way unchain me to me is also something I'm also really passionate about. I think it's a mindset of like I can do something and it's not that permission or I need permission to do something about from a young age to have kind of been taught to be the change you want to be in the world. Don't just kind of let other people do it. And so when when I came back to school after kind of my time away from post-secondary with the social innovation program is a perfect lead into changing the world really and Golden Bishen Billy campus of people and other people have support team around us. It's like super super encouraging. I I think for me. It was like I started off as an artist is still instill an artist And so it naturally just came to me and doing spoken in word and doing music. I was always interested in like how arts impact people and I went into sociology and I found out. There is Innovation Entrepreneurship and I was actually trying to figure out which should choose either social innovation or that would and I was like I'll go with a slow because I don't know anything about business so oh I thought innovation and business. That was really interesting to me. So that's why I went that route circle. I guess I can also give my answer of it. Why did I choose? Change making a similar experiences US under just in that like I always thought there's a lot of processes. This is the things that we do in a daily life. That can just be so much better. And I WANNA be a part of changing that rather than just continuing sleep. Doing the thing that I think could be done better so or not. Necessarily early. Better might not be the right word but more effectively and efficiently for the planet and the people that live on it. My next question for all of you is do. Do you identify as a change maker yet. I know all three of you so I think eventually working doing this thing we will identify as a change maker is the social innovator. But how do you feel as being this up and coming change May. Do you feel like you. Identify as one Currently no as a student. NOPE Ooh but I feel like people around us say over change makers just by ability to volunteer and be like the voice that people don't hear that often so thank for me I would say no but like people are saying well. Yes you would change maker you can do this. Let's see now that email or send an email to you the C O for example. What's the worst it can happen? That's drew how does it make you feel when people tell you your change maker almost and you don't feel yourself. I feel validated. Because that for me I'm like Oh I don't think I'm that Special Shapur people say oh. Yeah you can think but this I want your opinion. It's it's makes me feel like I value like I'm being valued in a way. They will push the a little harder to get to that place where you feel like you are chasing but it's not a title it's just like how do you go about in the world. How'd you like see systems in La? That's like oh I can improve improve that yeah I can echo that mindset more than like a tangible thing students. We haven't really done anything yet. But we're all doing things as we go through our pregnant especially being a social innovation student. There's no thing to look like I've done that. But there's all these things that I've also Dan. I'm like super proud of in a change. Making world emerging change maker put in that. I haven't changed anything yet. I would really myself as a change maker but we're learning. We're learning how to do it. Yeah it's definitely a process I think I don't know if I identify as one yet. It's but I I am working in the realm of it So I'm working with Calgary Arts Development and we're looking at how artists are change makers and from time. Artists have been doing such exchanged making work whether it's changing mindsets or influencing people like important people to like change Policies or just even ordinary people to just you know push for change and being involved in this project. I'm just realizing what an incredible opportunity to has been to just be like what can calculator artists due to effect. Act and move change. Yeah I don't know if I am one but I am involved didn't acknowledged that those great I like the like the point of that. It's more of like might send process rather than a title because in the sense like almost everybody is doing change making work. Like if you're doing something that's like having being an effect on anything like in making change like I guess we're talking more in like the socialization context of things. But I think that there are lots of people like you're saying sally to with the arts like there's a whole cohort of you that are working on this and trying to implement this change and although some of you might identify more change makers and others like. You're also doing that work so it's more of this process that we're following winging that like just being with like minded people it brings everybody else up like with cognitive development like that whole group of people so just being in that circle you feel inspired just by being with being in a classroom with this professor in with this whole group of people in broadcasts and everything just kind of brings everything else up and you'd be the of that is like they're they come from different backgrounds. So you've Lost Your Business Student of your art students. You have like your INFO design student. So it's Kinda kind of brings them all together and kind of bring different perspectives. Which kind of brings elevates project elevates kind? You're thinking about change making book. Oh have you ever thought about this. This kind of brings bridges those things together and its action as well because I remember like a lot of classes where you be talking about like change making and like people that have made change change and it's all like talking about it in a sense of theory but when you actually get into social innovation classes and you actually being like go out into the street and talk to people and find out what people are thinking about this topic. I think that's the impact comes from really so it's so great like having a theory in the classroom but it's even better to the appliance in outside the class that look like social innovation. Look like beyond the classroom practice. That is a great leeway because this is also one of the questions they were going to go into it now is what opportunities we've had to apply that theory that we've learned in classroom. Settings to the workforce so what type of experiences you've had and how how have they been what's it been like starting to work in social innovation spaces challenging aging. I feel like when you're learning about it. You're like yeah this makes sense but once you actually start doing it your life To actually know them to hear this is how it's supposed to be I don't know And then it's a lot of experimentation and just like figuring it out as you go and then just making the necessary changes for it to work. Whatever it is that you're waking on like for example? I started as a student researcher artists as change maker project and then we moved into residency program. So now we're in the testing stage where we're putting artists with organizations to work on their complex problems and we're like okay. We thought this would happen and this is happening. So what did we do. What do we go from here? So it's it's really interesting that Sometimes it's like this is the theory but it's not really acting out how we thought it would act does in how we've been told it could act. Yeah Yeah because it. It's all very people based as well rate so people's mindsets we meet we meet people at different places so if their mindsets are not where you're at there's a little bit of tension or conflict or you know I don't know why I've been really fortunate being patient adviser Robert Birdhouse services before I started my Undergrad and so I kind of built this idea. What social innovation is on like a systems level of having the miners in social innovation really helped kind of bridge? That idea like there's so much more that can be done like I push lesion advisors be like less think this way there's a broader system at play instead of just Albert Health Services for example. I think that's really the benefit for me to kind of think about outside. How can I apply Moreland the classroom and in the system that I really we care about? How do the people feel when you're pushing them because that's what we're we're we're struggling uncomfortable but it's the truth do because I don't speak BS? I talk the truth and I think that's where people feel uncomfortable but go yes. This is wonderful. It's like no it's not. Let's just go this way so addressing like you're addressing the elephant in the room. Yeah being a change in this hard. It's not just a title it's about. How do you think boat about different names and people are not going to like you? And that's okay But you gotta find that rebel pack. It'd be like this is my support now. This is where I think. So they're just like thriving in the uncomfortable space rate for this reason it's called socialization isn't just social status or things that aren't going to be easy doing pushing boundaries and pushing people's buttons and like getting changed to happen link just through studying pass social initiative actually worked nothing was easy and nothing was like gift-wrapped or anything right so I don't know just in like breathe a brief experience I've had with Kennedy outside of school aspect of social innovation with the map system. MM challenged the Cadillac Fellowship. And just different things that I've been involved with outside of school then seeing social innovation and action. It's really cool but it's not easy. The answer road block after block by. Then you make a breakthrough in. It's the best feeling ever interest like being in something that you like doing this sour warning on a day-to-day level of doing that kind of stuff. So I often think of this to like I wanna be a part of the solution. That's changing the world and is just such a big like word and concept and it's like crap. Where do I even start like? What do I do have you guys faced and where? It's like this feeling that you need to do something for the greater purpose of all and have you found this like way to do that. Still haven't Evan everyday is like I want to change the world. But how do you. How does that look like every day rate be networking with a person or kind of communicating? One on one like. What's their problem? What are they thinking about like? It's like those conversations kind of guide you to like. Oh I can think about this. It's not about changing the world. I think that's like a baked AAC thing but it's like how do you take day by day. Yes we all I think the change it and we kinda have our highs and lows of oh I could change the world oh shoot I'm not changing the world for I I think too. That just made me think of this Is that like each one of us. Even all four of us sitting in this room. If we're all doing that one piece that we're passionate about that's it's GonNa Change some type of system in the world when all of those come together. That's how we change the world. I keep saying the world I gotTA use a different word but anyways it's like we're all individual pieces to this one big puzzle. I think just being positive about it to you here. There's so much negativity in the world. You flip on the news and it's going to be negative negative take negative and then you might get positively the dog surfing today on the news but like other than that. There's not a lot of that in that people talk about being that kind of like light that people need to be talking to someone. Don't be all doom and gloom other world sucks and whatever like pay triple this thing. That's happening happening. This is happening or like. Hey you try doing this relate just be that kind of person. I find some days easier than others. Obviously we oliver good and bad days but just be be positive positive. You'RE NOT GONNA change anything so it's like we're four people and if we all think that way seven and a half billion people that also think things will happen kind of converting the other people. Some people are always going to be pessimistic. But just being. I'm GONNA turn optimistic. I I just always think things are going to be okay. Things are going to turn out. Things are going to be offended me well so far just like even if something happens I'm like what it's fine it'll be okay. Just keep on tracking and like some days one step forward two steps back within some days ten cents or no sense back talkers. I do just goes back to like awareness like you just have to be aware of like what it is that you want to change 'cause like changing the world is like a huge concentrate great 'cause like even let me think about Calgary alone like all the different issues that we could tackle. But it's like you're can you tackle all of them so it's like what are you interested interested in. What are you curious about? And what's happening in that realm. And what can you do about it so i. That's how I kind of go about it and I feel like that kind of helps me steer like this. This is what I can do. And it Kinda takes away that wait where have to change everything in here and just like Oh my God. That sounds overwhelming and scary. But if you're lake nick patient and you're like I'm unhappy with the healthcare system. Let me say something about it or if you're in the arts and you're like we need more diversity. Let's do something about that so I think being being really specific about what it is that you are trying to tackle can really be helpful. Going with what you're passionate about. Because that's what we're going to get the best results if you're working on something something you're passionate about and that you're excited about knowing and rules but knowing like how to kind of break them in a way to a better outcome breaking some of like the perceptions of certain things rightly give the healthcare system people really awesome and really no. It's just letting people kind of go off on your conversation and someone's like they always the best thing ever really just kind of making checking people but just making sure that everyone's kind of aware of just their side of the coin. Two people are alike narrow minded when it comes to their system. It's it's great but there's so much more that can be done unlike kind of gain that system site that we learn about like. How do you approach it in a way that benefits more people instead of just a certain few? So we're all they find is just he said like the whole they can't be part of it but like study this in the Innovation World Labor simple complicated complex in chaotic problems. That like it isn't an answer driven setting. which is I find it really interesting? It's just like trying to understand what's going on and like sometimes the end of the problem. You're like well there's not an answer. Yeah cool but then like we can go further. There's like A. Here's a solution. Do that and then this will change. You can't like fix poverty with abandoned rate like it's a very like understanding the causes and there's a thousand causes so then he dive into each one of those issues it's kind of being open minded and like I love learning and so that's why this program is perfect for me because no matter what do you find. There's more to find kind of things which is pulling on that. String seeing what what are you can get much of that ball. You can untangle Nokia Toyota. Let's say it's a perfect look at it. I also feel like we kind of treat the symptoms of the problem not a roots and I feel like with the education like of social innovation. We're kind of learning the steps on how to kind of change a wall instead of just diving into it right away and kind of figuring out then the but it's like in social innovation were kind of laying steps of like okay understand the system understand how you it can be a parliament observing and then diving so that's really important. Part of social innovation being really apathetic towards problems was that maybe you haven't experienced. They affect a lot of people. And it's just that that's one thing I found more and more have gone through. The past three years is like I've always. I've always tried tried to be very understanding the social innovation really kind of pushes that to be like fully. Think about this problem and not like like it's all that or like I. I understand the problem and then you hear about it. From a person who's experienced firsthand annually. I had no idea Empathy is like the core skill in socialization. Got Understand your audience. You've got on on staff the people that you want to treat the for like really diving in so you're the hero the hero just kinda observe kind of help and support word got to be able to give it a lot Just like when you might think one thing and then you learn you talk about your sorry you might think one thing and and then talk to somebody else and you're like Whoa. That's that's not. That's not what I thought that was And just like the sharing of knowledge which is something that I really appreciate about the social innovation is. Everyone's just open to be like. Yeah I tried this and that didn't work. How will you do it? And you're like well I don't know. Let's work the brainstorming session and try and figure it out the lie lake. We're always constantly plotting and brainstorming and like trying to get to the root cause instead instead of trying to fix the system. I mean Tim. So it's very interesting concept one of those things and it's so cliche but like the whole like the proverb Robert. If you WANNA go fast go on if you WANNA go far go together and that's really kind of all encompassing of socialization. Because he can't you can go it alone but but you're not gonna get anywhere because you don't have collaboration. You're not gonNA understand people's views rate like this whole district before people wouldn't be the same with one person. It's a dynamic kind of learning environment where you're bouncing things often than I've learned so many life lessons from other people that have had class. I haven't been like not enough other big programs us but I haven't got that out of accounting classes or something because it doesn't provide the same kind of environment mindset everything and so it's fun to be able to learn to take that got into other classes share but like learning environment not just like the theory of the course but also awake the people. You're with and everything that transpires between I feel like with social innovation especially like it's not specific for one system it's generic enough for like it can fit in to the arts community convinced. The healthcare can fit into environment so you can bring those skills and transfer them over to other disciplines where it's like really beneficial. Because a now I write papers about systems like I understand what systems are excite him for this on my yes and that's I think that's why in our socialization classes you've already mentioned. This is that we get this group of diverse students. Didn't you have business. Students have communications. You have nursing students of social work students like you have somebody from every field almost in these classes which is quite remarkable. And I can't even remember who I was talking about this or when it was but we were thinking about is brainstorming session thinking about what how would we like to see social innovation in the world in like ten years five ten years thinking future and my answer was that like the dream the ideal dream would be that. It's just a part of every like integrated in the in the different systems of like healthcare firemen engineering all these things that gets integrated. It's not some extra special thing that we have to think about doing this. Just how we approach the work. That's my ideal dream. Be highly biased. Because I'm in the world is a lot of people would agree with me but it's not even like a post secondary level like it should be learned from a young age. How to not like deep systems thinking and mapping and everything but like an understanding of both all sides of the coin really learning to question things like okay? I'm learning this belief. Why why why? And like now that it's it's like a bad thing to learn later on but letting the younger you learn something the more kind of instill that is in like just your day-today life and really seeing how what you do here could affect that and like when you learn that ten years old even just have an idea of it. Takes your whole life journey on a different pathway. At Lake I started learning at twenty something and it'll take me the rest of my life to even understand what's really kind of means but I think thoroughly your start the better as the whole future generation of change makers kind of kick start the kickstart. Yeah Yeah there you go somebody who's passionate about education you start working on education curriculum social younger age but I agree because it is. It's a lot of the stuff that we learn in the theory classes. Social Innovation is mercer these concepts and this understanding. It's like how do we actually train our brains to think is. I think a lot of with things and I've tried to do. I need to train my brain like how to think and how to do this work and it probably would have been like they say learning a language at too much easier and then fifty always ain't too same thing yeah working on in the fellowship to building sustainable communities but it's like kind of really focused focused on the youth and so it's how can we create this like resilient future for this generation of youth that we have right now but like it also thinking to the future like if you teach people from young enter you educate them and like you kind of expose them to not like problems but just like thinking ways ways of thinking. It's a whole different ballgame after that so very true so jumping. I Dunno for jumping backer at or where we're jumping topping. But this is thinking about like do we identify change makers and people telling us were change makers in doing this work have view experienced imposter syndrome. And how did you overcome that if you were able to overcome it or do you still feel like an impostor and if you do this in writing and becoming change makers I mean for veal. Say it proudly started long time ago. I think I had experienced with it from a young age that I was able to overcome it quickly but I think it still happens. Sometimes but then you're able to just bounce back easier so I started off like in Highschool into spoken word and I was just like what's the first time I got a GIG. I was like what do you mean you want me to perform so it was like okay because like an opportunity comes up. You're like okay. I feel like I can do this leading up to those days. You're like why would they want me like why you should I do this. Am I even worthy enough. And you start thinking about all the different people that have influenced you to be there so for me. was like people like Jill Scott Lauryn cornhill like all these really great performers and I was just like I am not learn new and so it was it was very odd feeling but you just gotTa do it and then if feels right it feels rate and if it doesn't mean you just pivot to something that does feel right But a lot of it I think is just mindset. You're just like I don't know if I should be here. I don't know if this is good enough. I don't know if I'm good enough to be giving people these thing. I don't know so so it's just like it's a lot about mindset being like no no no you like you right well. That's cool that you just mentioned probably felt the same thirty exact look at them. So it's just maybe it's just the fear of starting something new but once you get into it you're just like all of this is really eh what I like to do. This is interesting. I like him personally. I'm still on that journey of self doubt like I feel like I'm becoming this person but I'm still kinda under the shadow of others. There's some still kind of learning how to become as person of importance or like. Oh people look into me so self doubt that something that I'm working towards improving. That's funny because I don't think that ever goes away because as soon as you get a new rule you're like is this cycle. You keep going through Actually I kind of like constant process of the praising yourself in doting yourself. It's not a bad thing just being like. Oh I've come so far. I'm so proud of myself. Like twenty even know what I'm doing now. It could be like five minutes apart. You could really like. It's just kind of depending on the day I know like next week. Nick Buddy. I got asked to speak at the business networking date as a social innovation representative like the to talk to the students. Like why you should take the course and I'm like thinking like I qualified to tell anybody sapping I'm looking at it and I've taken a bunch of courses and generally well. I'm doing all these things I'm like. Yeah I'm I can but at the same time like like like qualified enough to do that. So she's really kind of like going through the process. Feeling guy you can do this. There's really get into a new role and you're like I have no idea what I'm doing really got hired for this. They brought me in for reasons. But I can't break but it's just it's kind of cool to see how that whole process of Oh yeah membranes. It's like it's very much almost Mexico the PODCAST is to like take take time to reflect on what we've been through seem kind of thing it's like when you get a new role if you're feeling under qualified for it and students doing internships and whatnot. I often felt like that. But you have to like okay. Here's the role that I'm doing a place I've been asked to speak at or whatever it may be in just remembering and and reminding yourself everything that you've done for myself too. I have always just naturally a very busy person. I don't know I don't know how or why but it's just happens and I just always have something to do is take time to really realize the things that I've done and so when that feeling comes on for me of that I don't belong here. I'm an imposter I should run and hide. is just taking time to think about like no okay. Did this like I've been. I've done these classes and social innovation or I've done these classes isn't information designer. I've been part of this community project right in just reminding myself to take that time to really feel feel the impact that those experiences have had on me and who I am in my skill sets and abilities so that's a really good point because I think that's what you need to to do because I think because of the phrase fake it to you make it. It's like you're always feeling like you need to make it. You have to look back and be like you know what I've done all these things so I do deserve to be here. I am qualified to be. I don't need to fake it because maybe if it's like a completely neutral maybe you'd like you've gone from social innovation and now you're like a neuroscientists like what is that you may have to but getting out of that mindset is really important to be like no I deserve to be here. I didn't make it I can just learn through it. Yeah yeah the people tell you. They don't tell you to stop faking like okay. I'm good now that I've actually that kind of good still faking. Sadly there's really no like clarification after like it's like pushing the burden of the nest. Your good like actually could on. Yeah that's true and because we're like living beings in everything changes like today my understanding of making it could be x x Y and Z and in five years when they feel like I've achieved that will now my mindset is different about and it's like oh well that's no longer my standard for having made it now. It's this 'cause I've learnt something new like because because our knowledge is always changing and understanding of things. So yeah it's a very interesting concept for sure interesting taking time to like I've gotten better at this over over the years but just taking a day or an hour or whatever you kind of have in your schedule because same thing like super busy person and I I enjoy I love being busy like having things to do whatever but then sometimes it just kind of a lot to take a step back. You know what. I'm Good Lake Begin Super appreciative kind of everything. I have in Lake. How far I've come in school and all this other kind of stuff but like doing all right? It could be a lot worse future wonderful all I just have one more wrap up question and sought thinking I guess exercise is shut and all you want to call it so thinking about the future. Either Nearer Farsi can sink lake next week or five years or ten years or when you're like ninety whatever you want to think is what you're most hopeful for so this can be a hope for you as a change maker something that you hope you experience in your journey or just a hope for the world of change making I think I'm hopeful for like people realizing the impact that people do unlike the ground level not just people that have titles I feel people appreciate titles. A lot more they've kinda value titles way more than experience I think experience should trump titles like I have no problem with titles but title should tell who and what you are and how experiment impactful you are like. Yeah it's what impact not money to me. I think people should should celebrate the impact. People are doing and not just the money order. Titles that people see that's what I'm most hopeful for. I think just like I'm hopeful that people will realize he potential that we all have as a collective how many billion people are gonNA. It'd be around in a couple of years but like I just think there's so much else that we can do in the study being done. That's one of the things I'm kind of hoping for. That's why I'm optimistic. Everything but you'll see so many cool things happening that aren't really talked about not that need to be talked about it in the news or whatever that actually doing something and like I watched a documentary on Bill Gates inside bills bringing or whatever it's called on Fox and he's funding personally funding. I think like how to develop a toilet. It produces its own energy awesome. So you put these things in countries with no power than have like this and that is so cool and I would have never thought about that. But there's really smart people in the world with a lot of money that can really do a lot of change and so yeah I guess. I'm just hopeful that the people with a lot of the access to funding these things things kind of realized what there is to do and rather than buying a race car. You buy some innovative idea on really push that to the next level and so gotta go from or with that. He's heard question but I think I'm hopeful for for creativity I think like we're coming into like. I guess that's always happening where you know. Throughout the years we go through transitions and I think our generation is going through a major transition especially in the workforce and like how do we define work and you know what is worth to us. What do we want to work in something that just want to be there for fifty years or something meaningful and I think being thinking about these things you have to be really creative given innovative and so that gives me hope that a lot of really cool solutions will come out of our generation? Just from being like I went to work in something that I feel passionate about Yeah Yeah now's the thing like my also my other hope is like I think people have to stop thinking the near I think they have to think like feelers is part of the process neck to learn failure and kind of get to success. So is part of the whole entrepreneurship day. Yeah no it's it's very exciting to be. Failing and succeeding PIMP should celebrate failures. We celebrate successes very true I think one of my hopes and it's already like something that I'm already starting to see is just that there's There there is starting to be changed and we're starting to see mindset shift and we're starting to see people actively showing how to explain it we're starting to see people who are who are making this change and like starting the conversation. I guess that's the word I'm looking for like everything. Everything has to start with US talking about it and acknowledging that something's wrong and kind of had to be fixing And so I'm just hopeful that that thread is GonNa just keep catching on and gonNA keep growing beyond just the conversation and start having more of these new systems in place and new policies or whatever it may be if that it's going to keep growing even implementing those implementing implementing from talking to action. I think that's where we struggle to like okay. We know all of this smiley implement didn't have begun to action. That's kind of where we should be coming towards the cross and I couldn't figure out how to explain it in in the morning this money but I'm just like jumping on the bandwagon to see something that is really cool and you like the idea league supported. Don't just assume everyone else's supporting it so it'll be fine. They Jump On the bandwagon support. It share it. Do whatever you gotta do but album to help your fellow like innovator change maker outright like because if you've got a good idea sure read what people to share that too so just kind of be the base of at a certain full circle B the change. You want to see him pitcher. It's awfully table. That wraps up our conversation so big. Thank you to all three of you for sitting down taking the time with me to reflect on what your journey's been like as a student and entering this wild workforce that is social innovation that I'm sure we will keep learning about us. We go so travelers. Thanks thanks for tuning into this episode of pause in the spirit of reconciliation. We acknowledged that the conversation you heard today was recorded voted on treaty. Seven territory a land steeped in ceremony and history that until relatively recently was used exclusively by indigenous peoples. We acknowledged the past present and future generations of Stony Nakada blackfoot and Tiziana nations. As well as than May T- nations who have traditionally gathered in and cared for this place. This episode was produced by Alberta Social Innovation connect or obscene connect. You can learn more about our network find newsletter and get inspired inspired by and connected to other change makers by visiting our website. 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BONUS: Catching up with Whitney Cummings
"This guy. My Nurit ventures with tofu grace. Sim-. This was one of my favorite episodes, and we couldn't cram it all in there. All of me and Whitney Cummings episode to the first one I've ever recorded. Yeah. And it was, so we went long anyway. This is this whole conversation. We had before we got into the adventure Whitney is so awesome. She's been a friend of mine for a long time. And so we had a lot of catching up to do. Also guys, t minus five weeks until we are back with season two and bigger adventures. They're nuts. It's just it's insane. What we're recording right now. We can't wait to share them with guys and five weeks. In the meantime, joy. I was asked who I wanted in, you know, at the beginning of this, and you are one of a handful of the people who I thought would be awesome to that is awesome people. That is so nice and I actually stopped doing podcasts for while I only see has to you guys and to read you have to do a billion and that will. Yeah, I mean, if you're a comic, it's David Spade calls, it jury duty, no cheese. But you this is different. It's like I just feel like I've run out of like things to say two pm in van Nuys will you have to do comedy on these podcasts or sign usually? But it's interesting because there's no audience a lot of times and, you know, I'm like my supposed to being funny, and then a lot of people start opening up about their childhoods, and I'm like. Somewhere on the spectrum between, like yeah. Some really deep shit that happened to me and you have to do your act I'm doing jokes and it's and there's no audience and nobody's drawn. Don't have to be funny here. Actually very deadly serious. I promise you don't have to worry about me being to funding right now. What is where do we meet? How do we meet? Exactly. I was trying to think on the way over here. I think if I'm not making this up, it was through an actor who she'll probably remain unnamed Red Lobster it would reload, so angel everyone everything they know about both of us we met at a Red Lobster in Los Angeles. It's hard to fish it put lobster in quotes, by the way. Well, I mean on your lobster for the seafood. That's right. That's the irony, you're there to cheat on your wife. Yeah. I know I'm just saying one place. No one's congratulations. I didn't I don't tell I showed up today. I mean tell as much as little as you want about this on the part of your whole thing. You talk about it. I haven't even gotten to it yet because it kind of just happened, you know, me, I've I, I my picker was off for quite a while. And. Yes. That was me like not saying that sounded rude. Like I was like, yeah, but I didn't say the rude thing how bad it was. I was just saying. Yes. That's like that's how nice I'm before. I mean, you know me when I was like, going on dates with guys that I found out a month later remarried I mean, I didn't know when he let me tell you what I know this is my memory now in the context of. Very I'm now in life meeting, every guy I knew was in love with, you know. No, that's true. I'm the one guy who I dunno. Whatever didn't make a play for you. But like it no, I'm not even seeing this as some kind of common they, you were super nice super funny, like accessible. And so all these this is what's crazy is believable, gettable. That's. No. It was. Everyone was in love with you. I mean, like close people still have their friends and you and what was so great about it was you rejected them all and remain friends with them, somehow, like they all were buddies of yours and still are what, which is a real, that's, like a real skill to, like, have everyone was self deprecating which what you're about to do. Well, no, I'm not I'm working on the self deprecating, but the descent disparaging and stuff, because it does its little tiny cuts to your soul. I am working on that, but yeah. I mean look, I am now. I'm pretty open about it in a twelve step program for codependence, which is just sort of this really tricky thing, where you emotionally entrenched with people that you want to rescue, and help and, and you trauma bond with people rejected so many people back, then I never would have thought you were could Benny. That rejected the wrong word. I just remember like a lot of guys kinda like hanging around these game nights, or whatever. And they thought really. Yeah. I feel like that's any girl. You know, I feel like every girl kinda gets no guys waiting around to see who's going to be real, you going into comedy. And that's that was like you're the rare hot chick in common. That's very kind. Now there are tons, every time I go to the comedy, you a pioneer hot chicks. No, it's a nightmare and all these all these, like, girls would ask me like how do I get kind? Give them all this advice, and I go to the comedy store, and they're all doing awesome. And I'm like, damn it now. I can't even get a spa. There's so many of them hang in there. We'll be right back. Minor ventures is sponsored by hellofresh. Hellofresh the meal kit delivery service that shops plans and delivers step by step recipes and premeasured ingredients. So you can just cook. Eat and enjoy fresh, premeasured ingredients and easy to follow six step. Pictured recipe cards are delivered to your door each week in special. Insulated box spend less time meal planning grocery shopping. She gave the time back to do more of what you love. Three plans to choose from classic veggie and family with the option to switch between for when your tastes change. Enjoy fun many features with hellofresh dinner to lunch. Twenty minute meals, gourmet and one pot wonders among more. And I do love this use it all the time, aiming I love using hellofresh and Toaff fried you love this? And if you've been trying the hellofresh. Yeah, I know. Your wife's doing all of this does all of it yet. One hundred percent guilty of the same thing, but it's better than going out to dinner. It's great for eighty dollars off your first month of hellofresh. Go to hellofresh dot com slash NA eighty as in minor adventures. What is the eighty eighty dollars off? Well, go to hellofresh dot com slash MA eighty and enter promo code MA eighty. That's H. E. L. L. O F, R, E S, H dot com slash EMMY eighty enter promo code eighty. Another memory. I have is that I early on went to is it like embar- cafe bar. That's ever did stand up. This is it, then I think I might have been at the first one and story, my real memory was like this is not gonna work after winning like this. No. But I, I actually didn't understand what comedy was, and I remember someone explained because then I saw like a really great comedian go up that night, and, like not bomb. But like it was patent Oswald. I think it was. And he didn't he didn't bomb. But he was like I never I never been in a place where I'd seen. I didn't understand the process of standup, which is you're trying things at a place like embar, and you were trying stuff then I remember like a year later, I saw someone I was like, and there was one or two jokes that you would tried that night and I guess you'd short up. An hour of stuff that I had two minutes. Adly eight minutes. It is one of the only and maybe acting as similar writing is actually pretty similar, but it is one of the only fields where you succeed by failing publicly I for a while. I mean, even now I'm working on my fourth special, you know, I'm still going around the country trying stuff out on my I thought that was gonna work better. Jerry Seinfeld somewhere telling a joke that didn't work so cross that off list, Jerry Seinfeld. And I remember seeing Chris rock at the comedy store, once in Chris's know one of my favorites, obviously, and he said something that was really interesting because then you get a different challenge as you get more successful as a comedian, which people start giving you laughs that maybe you don't deserve because they're so excited to see you and he was working on his new special, and he was like, please don't laugh unless something's actually funny. Everyone's cracking. So he was in this other trap, but just watching great comics workout new stuff, and it not be as polished, as we see and all the specials that was what kept me going. So I was like, oh, you're not supposed to win every time. There's it's like it's like if I went to cross fit right now. I'd suck right? It's like going to the gym. It's like you've got to it. That's right. I remember I saw Jerry Seinfeld say somewhere and this is I was probably sore at this because I was cast in a sitcom out of high school, which is he said, that's why I look down at actors is because they can do it like you can just start acting and comedy. And with writing we looked, the other actors on Seinfeld clearly had a lot of training and had right? Right. Like I was I'd never been doing addition before. And then I was in it, and it kind of works out. No one can just go up on stage right as was testament to that night. U S trust right away. I guess I don't want to kiss your much about this. I mean, there are a lot of people that can't just walk onto, you know, to be able to sustain the kind of career that you have it's like you have proven since that, that, you know. Didn't master are kind of savant. Thank you for coming. Yeah. Okay. Please been a pleasure. But yes, so that is just it is wild to sit down with people that I've known for so long because I feel like I was still unconscious at that time in my life, and I was so full of fear. And I was so. You're not my. It's so funny talking about a time. That's like a full ten years past or more. But like my vibe on you at that time, and I'm sure if I asked you are you scared the only answer you can give it the time is no. I'm I want to do this. I wanna get up embar but you were you were totally freaked out. I was you know, I think sometimes we can flay. Competence with confidence. That makes any sense, I was competent at like getting things done that didn't I think I actually how hard I was working was. In fact. Testament, how insecure I was because I was like I had no faith that I was ever going to make it. I didn't grow up with money. Didn't have a backup plan was like this has to work like there's no other options. That's not the greatest thing for performing his that desperateness, right? I mean maybe good Fram Bishen attractive. Casting director. I've really anything. Do anything and so no, it's a very unattractive quality and I used to be really ashamed of it because people would always say, like, oh, Whitney so ambitious, and I think on a woman that's kind of ugly word. It's kind of a tricky word, and I've just recently sort of come to terms with, if someone has a problem with that. It's maybe more about what's that moment. You were looking at your Bank account statement at seven dollars on talking about now. And you went wait a second. Embiid is good because you're so fucking rich. Now. I can't even imagine. I would I I'm a sitcom actor, right? What the people who created the sitcom eight it was way more. We made a lot, imagine what well. I've had I had two parents have strokes without health insurance. So I do not have as much money as everybody thinks I have. And I you know you've seen what I do. I give money to animals that are going to die in two days. Feel good. But I'm telling you. I nothing made me happier than to this day. I don't think I have a friend from back then who created a show. I mean like that's where it's at, that's in terms of money that is, I would say, I think things are changing a little bit now that I'm seeing what's happening with streaming and such. Because it used to be you'd have to make it to eight episodes. You've been through the whole deal, and then you get syndicated all around the world. Seventies was a really special case, though. I mean seventies is one of five shows, I think that, you know, two girls it's, it's it's done. Well, I don't know if it had the same syndication success as seventy show dead a little bit because multi Cam is starting to, I mean, you know, since television networks, TBS CMT, those are the ones that are really Cindy is this does anyone care about any of these details. Getting way, too inside so weird to me is because four camera because I grew up on it, and then I was on it, and I feel like I was on one of the last one broker. Big bang theory. But what I thought was that this generation that's twenty or something now would be so into it, because they grew up on the wizards. You're exactly right. When the. Banks in all these multi camps, do so well. So I think that what you think it's those viewers, we're so by for catered right now of like single cameras multi Cam Republican versus democrat, like, well, obviously not get into politics. But there is this, like, trust me, I've only Republicans that watch for how dare you how dare you now. I'm going to get a bunch of snowflake comments and posts. Here we go nasty woman has shy. So I think there is this competition thing that is just natural for our brains to do this. Like a Cowboys fan. Redskins fan we to hate each other kind of thing. But everyone I know that makes cams grew up on shows like sorry if this is triggering to anyone Roseanne Cosby mad about you Seinfeld. All the great shows trying to name. I was gonna say, oh no, I'm aware. Right. So I am you know. That's where. So I think that multiple exactly right. Because of these Disney, multi, a lot of people are going up on those thought there'd be I thought it would kind of after the office died down, or whatever that kind of modern family thing was I thought it would go back into four camera. We'd have some kind of and I still think we're maybe waiting for our honeymoon or something could come along blow people, too. I think so too, because I think it's, it's different people watch different things for different reasons. Sometimes you wanna watch a horror movie. Sometimes you wanna watch a romantic comedy. You know, the shows that I'm watching now Hamid's tail. It's like you're on an eight hour bender. You're crying. I put on friends, it just feels like a because my wife will put it on. That's right. Hug, you know, so I think the multi camps serve a really important purpose because, you know, the, the people that I know that watch it first of all whenever I get on a plane, I always walk up and down the aisles and see what people are watching, and it's usually multi camel, take him multi Cam. What are we doing here? We signing. A are we, we get? You're going to call me. Work. Well, you got to work title. Go ahead. And so, I'll, I'll do this. Don't. What's okay. So to tell it stops Tokyo, so. Still got it to just got cancelled. Ankle. We are now out of the best ankle ankle variety. Yes. I did. That is. That's a dated. I tried to use a variety term and someone was like, what shingle? What is dead line Hollywood. Tag. Nikki Fink I still love me the shingles, and the frog member when I started because I had never. Acted before my no one in my family has probably same thing in your family. No one ever. Lying. Pretty good. My family. It was like I didn't. It's actually been tough in later in life because I have no artists that I grew up with that I interesting. I knew what their lifestyle is like, but my parents to be supportive order daily variety back before deadline Hollywood, and they and it would come like eight to twelve days late to their house, in, like bundles of five or whatever, and they would really read it in my mom would call me. They're so supportive. God bless him in my mom would say, like, hey. I might want to put this feather in your cap Steven Spielberg's doing another Jurassic Park, and I'd be like. And I'd be like agents probably aware. No. I'm sorry. I forgot to call him back. Thank you. I should call Stevens. I get this all the time when people come up to me, and they're like, you should have been wonder woman wonder woman talking about like when you go like at airports and stuff. And I'm like, oh my God. You're toe didn't even think of that. I should do a huge franchise all Patty Jenkins right now. I just like as if I forgot to show up like I've just been dropping the ball, but I love what you said about variety. I don't know if you remember my, the place that you've been to the place that I lived on sunset of Miller drive every morning, I would go up and steal Malcolm, McDowell's variety. That's great. And I saw his son on a dating app and I, I wanted to go. Hey, I think oh, your dad like a couple thousand dollars. And I just I wanna make. Right. Because I did that for a pretty long time. And I didn't I didn't realize it was him for a year. I was his name was on it. I didn't someone else pointed that out. And they're like juniors Friday. This is and I was like one of my heroes. I've been stealing one of my heroes, where I eighty for years to bump into him. And tell him that I'm sorry. I will hit his mouth, just tell me how much whatever pay pal, we didn't give me one more story from the past or something that I. My mind. I remember we went to Disneyland. We did a lot of game nights. You're not to overs no joke with game night. I don't know if you've played game night with him. But he's the guy who's like rules are rules reasons like thing about taking the money out of free parking because everyone complains monopoly takes forever. He's he's to the money out of free parking the exact same game. Guys. This is just goes about an hour faster. He's the guy that fifteen minutes into game night. He's standing up just like explaining the rules to everybody. Remember my New York place I had a karaoke machine. Oh my gosh. Yes, we didn't new New Year's New York place. You did it every year one year where it was like a small thing. And then we did as a bigger thing. Blew it out. That was like that was the one time I was like, oh, it was right before I turned thirty and I was I did it. I remember had a big blowout party where? Oh, no. It was the next day. My sister was waiting in line at some there. There was a party last night. And I went like, oh my God. I was that guy like in high school, there was no chance that anyone was ever said you're there was a party at tofu's great. And I, I was like I did it. I'm ready to. Get married and die. I hit check box checked, you. And it was always like, I was sort of the annoying. I feel like hanger on and our group and you were always so kind to me, I'll tell you the only issue was that multiple guys had given a shot with you, and you rejected them. So they were hurt feelings. I didn't even know I was doing it. I think I was just. No. You did you were so great. You know how I know you knew you were doing it because you really went out of your way to make them feel good. But guys, especially that age. We'll take it, so personally. Well, you know what I was always in some to, you know, I don't want to say his name, but I'll tell you when we're done. It's nothing bad. But a friend of ours, you know, came up to me recently, because I'm always in long term relationships with somebody. Do remember that because I was just too insecure to be with anybody who had their shit together or pay their own bills. I was always with someone who is going through some nightmare. I remember all of this. I would stay like kind of not secret relationships, but just like really safe relationships for four years. Or so. It was like I wasn't guys. I'm sure I would have loved to have dated but I was in a relationship and you're doing it right now. I'm doing your thinking they might hear this. They're going to be a nice person seriously. You're thinking that if they hear it, you're like, oh, it wasn't even, you, it was that I was in a long term relationship. But let me tell you what you shouldn't data. These guys is friends of mine. You shouldn't have I didn't know how to I was so conflict it, and I was so afraid of rejection. And I was so afraid of rejecting, and I was so desperate for approval in my twenties, which definitely helps as a comedian and an artist you're lucky 'cause I wasn't at all. No you weren't. You were never like you were never call that instead of your twenties. They should call it like need for new. You're in your teens you need for approval. And then your thirties needed everybody to like me. I didn't want anyone to have their feelings. I mean, I was just so codependent that way. But yeah, it was always an relationship, and this one friend of ours, just came up recently when I was single, like two years ago, and he was like can I say you up? And I was like. I don't know setups make me nervous. And he's like, why are you always with some sketchy guy? What's your deal? Like you're always in a relationship with some sketchy guide. No one's ever mad. That's just like living in your house. What is your deal? I mean, everyone's me laughing, but if they knew you, man. Twenties. It's so true. You're always with some sketchy guy. That's not even on Instagram. Like where do you find these people? Who are they, you know, so for you? Show site for you, by the way. Congratulations. Thank you. I love you. I it's really nice for people that saw me when I was didn't have it together for your business success, much more site for you for your personal success. This is and you seem. So you're the same person, but you seem so. I'm starting to get the best version of what I'm capable of. That's all that's all we could ask ourselves. You know, my, my version, the best version is, is not good stuff. That is not. Like I can't be the best version of people that are better than me version of this piece of trash, that's just pulling it together. But, you know, there's so many. Oh, yes. So we met at Red Lobster. I was again with some sketchy guy. And I wasn't a relation like we both were, there was just the sketching of being twenty have been twenty two when we met and, and he had worked with a friend of yours and, you know, I don't think you had been at. Yeah. In any way, he was like, oh, we're going to go meet some friends of mine, and didn't tell me where we're, we're going to tell me anything again, I love sketchy people at the time, I, I'd get a car with pretty much anybody who would ask the sketchy or the better look, we're going to a Red Lobster to beat some of my friends, and we went and you were there with two of your friends, and I was like, I want them to be my first avenue and it happens. It's so I'm so glad so glad I wasted my youth. You name analyst. I'm so glad I burned my because it's like you gotta be careful out here. I didn't know it at the time, but you've got to be so careful, I learned that the hard way many, many, many times, I've lost a lot of times to a lot of time to treacherous people, which, you know, I got gift out of that, too. Yeah, it is so cool to go, like, hey, thanks for sticking by me, while I was crazy.
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
"Good morning cancer today. Is tuesday november twenty fourth two thousand twenty two days ago the sun moved into sagittarius. Now the same finds harmony with jupiter the sentors ruling planet. This can be a wonderful time to expand our horizons and search for deeper truths. This is cancer today. Apart cast original if you are feeling anxious depressed are overwhelmed. Better help offers. Licensed on counselors or train to listen and help connect with your counselor through secure video phone chat or text. Join the one million. Plus people getting help with better help and horoscope today. Listeners get ten percent off your first month at better help dot com slash horoscope today. That's better h e l p dot com slash horoscope today Let's begin your day. The moon moves into your house. Obama bishen meaning. It will soon be making ties to mars. And the sagittarian son. This energy invite to to embrace your journey. Even the roadblocks that challenge you resistance makes us stronger. Now take a moment to reflect on your relationships. Neptune moves through your house of higher thought encouraging. You to call your dating preferences into question. Perhaps you overlook the bible love interest or your standards are so high. No one can live up to them to contemplate the work you do and your career. Your work is not only your strong suit right now. It's likely your passion. Follow your instincts when it comes to making creative decisions. Your inner artist knows the path forward cancer. Today is a daily podcast. Follow on spotify to make part of your morning routine if you're interested in learning more about your sign. Download the sanctuary app from the apple app or google play stores. Get your first reading today. And follow sanctuary at sanctuary world on instagram. That's s anc. T. u. a. r. y. w l. d. horoscope today is a park cast original.
Ep. 26 - Burn The Ships
"Hello everyone. And welcome back to the podcast. Today's podcast is brought to you by idea zero and ideas zero is my media and consulting company. So we create media in consult with primarily on leadership and cultural development and change management. So we'll we're working on creating new and different content. Whether it be guides reports and new books regarding those topics so we're focused on harnessing the power of ideas for the individuals. Well, not just for businesses and organizations, but also for though so at the individual and the organization so check that out. It's idea zero dot CO for more information. And with that, let's get the podcast started. This is the Michael Elliott. There is a life waiting for you that you've probably never imagined something that you may have not believed is possible for you. And let me tell you what that life has in it. And I want you to magic them what you picture that. As I say this life is full of people experiences and things you have always wanted. So you to really picture that a life full of all the things you've always wanted your doing your work. You're filling your dreams following your passions at the highest possible level. But there's one caveat to get you from where you are now to get you here from here to there. And that is you must believe you must believe in this dream, so fully. So completely. That says if you already have it. And we'll get into this more in in a podcast. I'm working on about meditation. But you have to focus on you have to have that in your mind and believe it and see it before you have it before you experience it, you know, in the in in one of my favorite books, the power of your subconscious mind by Joseph Murray, Joseph Murray states, the following the law of life is belief belief is thought in your mind, which causes the power of your subconscious to be distributed to all phases of your life. According to your thinking habits, and that I suggest you read the book, but that sums up the main crux of this book. His belief is a thought in your mind, which causes the power of your subconscious to fact and change everything and will everything in your life for good or for bad. It's really up to you. Okay. So I'm sure you've seen the title of this podcast. So that brings me to the main crux of the message today, which is we have to create our mental habits and replace those habits. We currently have the bad or the negative habits that keep us for moving up moving forward K. So we're focusing on what burning the ships some of you probably heard this like what what positive comes from burning ships, obviously Nanji from history because you know, I love history. So let's get into the history today, so Hernando Cortes, we all probably know the name Hernando Cortes tornado Cortes sailed from Spain with five hundred soldiers, and they were tasked from the king and Queen of Spain to get. Riches to get to good gold, silver, any jewelry any jewels. I should say any precious metals and in land, and obviously reconnaissance what is there? What is in this new world? And when what can you bring back for the king Queen of Spain? So he's been given five hundred men ships and task from the most powerful some of the most profit people in the world at that time. That was the goal and he obviously had his own motives and motivations right now. Win the men. Cortez's men arrived here in the Yucatan peninsula. I want you to magin their situation. These men had been on this ship for about three months on the ocean. Okay. Not not the cruise liners that we have today. Okay. A rocky. I'm sure they were it was a rocky ride of bumpy wavy ride in. These guys were were probably so excited just to make it back to land at some point. So pawn arrival all the men, I would I would assume in from the tales I've read they were just happy to get there. And let me tell you at the first sign of any trouble, you can guess where these people were going to go. They were ready to get back in the ship and have a get out a safety valve get out of jail free card que they just wanted to make it there after they got on. The ship for about a month by month three. And they landed they said, we're we made it this is great. I mean, we really don't need. I mean, do we can look around a little bit. And then let's just get outta here. Okay. So this. You know, her Nando Cortez being the leader of this expedition being tasked from the king and Queen of Spain. All right. He had different priorities. He had him Bishen. He had an all or nothing attitude and his focus was we're going to conquer this land. We're gonna take this land. We're gonna find treasure we're gonna make this happen. And to do that as soon as they landed he knew. The mindset of his men, so he ordered his most trusted men to burn the ships. He ordered them to burn every ship that they came in on k now want to put that in perspective. These men are thousands and thousands of miles from home in a land that almost no one that there were from the western world in a land that no one has ever seen. They've never seen. They've never heard anything about except scary tales. I'm sure. Now, why am I telling you the story? What does it have to do with belief, which I led the podcast off with what has to do with belief burning ships? Let's put it together. We must burn our old mental habits like Cortes burnt his own ships. It will be scary. Well, likely feel that our old mental habits are more comfortable, and like Cortez's men that those habits the only way back home. But we must put ourselves on uncomfortable ground from time to time. So that we may truly grow. Okay. You see what Cortez did by burning? The ships was take his men's commitment level to highest possible level. He took them from. We have a safety valve they have a couple safety valves few ships here. They'll be fine. If anything goes wrong and the interior of the of you, you Catan we got away out. We can just go back home. He took that option completely away. And raise their commitment level to the highest possible. It was survive or die literally. Now, you don't have to put yourself in survivor die to get better in this world. Right. We've come a long way. We don't have to do that nor do you have to conquer any any land or anything like that. Okay. But you do have to put yourself in growth mode by by putting yourself out there like creating things and presenting things by meeting new people by learning new things by going outside of your comfort zone where you will expand and grow and grow. And then be able to assume that life that we talked about in the beginning of the podcast the life that you've dreamed of. For for for a lot of you. What I talked about the very beginning of the podcast was just take some time in and really imagine this life, you've dreamt of that can be a huge step. But that sound some of you said that that silly that doesn't work. I'll tell you that it does. And I'll tell you that you should try not just for five seconds and say that doesn't work but set up a routine in really try something new. And push yourself out of your normal, everyday routine and see what happens. Make something of yourself. Make it happen. Look through the story of Hernan Cortes, go. Find it online. In. May it help you may you gain insight from it? But we have to burn these old ships that we have in our mind, which are mental habits that aren't suiting us anymore. They're not working get rid of them. Find what works experiment. Try new mental habits and infusion the life that you have always wanted. So to you to your family and to the world may be blessed? Thank you for listening to the Michael Elliott podcast for writings by Michael and won't podcast episodes gung to Michael Elliott dot net.
Biologize Episode 6 Past Casting Leadership & Behaviours
"Hello and welcome to episode six apologize to. I'm going to be talking about leadership and behavior and inspiration from nature that can help us think differently about how we deal with the complexity of today's business world. I'm going to start talking about the issues. We have around leadership and then take us into looking at business by mathmatics which is a research based methods taking biological systems and applying their thinking to strategy innovation and change l. and finished by explaining about the past casting model and walk you through an application of that so we think about leadership and more importantly the behaviors the sit around leadership we are faced with a number of complex challenges in a dynamic workplace which impacts your private sector public sector third sector charity small medium enterprise technology enterprise business services enterprises number of factors which are continually creating a changing and dynamic environment. This means that some of the traditional methods that we might have used for leadership development and the management of teams and the crate shin of high performance teams and behaviors to sit around. It may no longer be applicable. And today what i'm going to take you through is an example of how we can think about these things in a different way. Nature is a brilliant source for inspiration organizations. Look at nature and apply it in scientific way around the challenges. They face have often expressed both surprise and delight in the different way. People think the different way team started work together. The different ideas that i had and the differently way there's ideas are implemented. Business by medics is a research based method developed in the uk to help businesses understand the challenges they face and to take lessons from nature to help them solve them in a different way. If you think about nature in its fullest sense it had three point eight billion years with rnd effort and it's being solving very complex problems in complex dynamic changing environments for a very long time and this is why nature perhaps is a better source of the inspiration that we need than perhaps a more traditional management tools that were developed on industrial methodical process. Way to get started we perhaps need to reset how we drive our own behavior and then we can use nature as a way of informing their set of principles which we can then use so. Let me run through some ideas from nature. That can help us. Nature tends to use waste as a resource. It uses materials very sparingly and where there are different types of pressures headline the diversify change or at all coalesce and collaborate tends to use energy both gathering it and using it very efficiently and it focuses on optimization not maximization the idea here is just good enough is much better than perfect because good enough means that you can continue with your purpose whereas perfect. You're you're striving for something that may never exist. Nature runs on information and it runs on information system level It's designing future solutions to problems we reuse and recycling in mind so it tends therefore not to create pollution or none utilize -able resources It's always working in balanced with the biosphere and it uses local resources. We can then think of these principles from nature as a way of helping ish shape the way we behave around strategy innovation and change solutions from nature search as waterproofing implants where in fact the surface is counter intuitive and pull holds rather than a seamless Waterproof covering give us some insight in the way that nature thinks about the way of applying resources and structure in a different way examples. Include a taking squid and understanding how it can change its colors not by changing the whole skin but by having sacks of ink that it then stretches to create a very thin film of color underneath the skin so the actual amount of resourcing and changing is done by small muscle changes rather than a massive effort under the skin jellyfish which essentially use the c- to give them structure have inspired robots. That are much less. Dense in terms of material used balancing the water as a way of giving structure can now use as autonomous vehicles to do unto pipe checking which would have typically before taken a huge amount of energy and people submersibles that finn propound rather than propeller propound are much less disruptive in terms of communication using much less energy. And what that means is that you can either use a smaller motor to drive the fin to get the same effect or you can get a much better effect in the submersible with the segment or but within as as a propelling device works done in the us so bear how we can beam solar power back to earth probably as microwaves because solar panels. Space or about seven times more effective. So they can do. Is they can harness the energy and then be it back down to the earth surface and the arrays that are being used to structure and gather that are essentially an inverse of the compound either finding flies to capture light energy and focus that so potentially in the future. We could be in autonomous vehicles with microwave energy being down on demand to the vehicle from outer space and then finally hydrogen fixation which typically is platinum as a catalyst to split water into hydrogen and oxygen work done in china looking butterfly wings and the intricacy of the nano structure shows that a wing actually footholds and if you create the platinum catalyst full of holes in a similar pattern you can get anything up to two hundred percent better conversion better of hydrogen fixation so that's using the same material but structuring it in a different way so if you start to think about how we generally as leaders solve problems and how nature solves problems he started see an interesting difference in the patent and if we think about a small problem to a very big problem and we think about breaking down how we might solve it using either information or energy or cash if it's a business time how we use time the way we use space the way we use in the way we use substance mankind tends to have problem solved by using high amounts of energy and high amounts of substance so we could translate that in a business context to typically people and cash if you ever look at nature. Nature has a very different profile. Nature tends to be very high on structure and information and very low on energy and relatively low and substance so it creates like the butterfly wing a an ability to have a structure which is robust which can fly which doesn't let a through but actually is full of holes and is By definition therefore light lightweight in the use of material. So how can we use this to help us. Think about leadership and particularly the behaviors that we have we can start to look at applications by examining symbolical systems. So if you look at fits or fly that live on plants. They have a life cycle of about forty days but that continually generating clones the females. She generate clones of females young females. So the female aphid is typically pregnant with another female effort and that female eighth is also pregnant with another female eighth it so in a forty day life cycle it can be anything to forty two generations of aphids on their way alive about to be born or about to be born the pregnant effort. We can apply that to service development product development portfolios projects and think. How are we going to dynamically create a portfolio projects and programs which dynamically changes. I need project program already is has just stating within it the next product program so we no longer need to think about designing projects and programs for example. We've had gone to look at aphids. In the relationship with ants ants that have a biological relationship with its tend to use them as farmers and they efforts. Farm the sap for the aunt who stimulates the by typically stroking. It's back and then that releases additional sap and the ants collect that and take it to their nests there sapid use a food source for the fungus aunts have in the nest and that fungus is the food source for the nest itself. But you need to look after resources and what else do during the cold weather when foods would be subject to extreme temperature as they take the eggs and they still over winter them in their nests. So come the spring. They can take them back out. Put them back onto the healthy plant tissue and start the cycle all over again so if we combine the eighth on the out model together this something about how do we generate future products and services and programs and projects which are already creating future projects programs products and services and then how do we farm them so that we protect them under the different pressures. So this could be resourcing. Say where you've run a piece of work brought to you. Don't need them for a while. But you know something. Come up in the future. How do you manage it work with that. There's biological systems can give you some really good insight into how to make that work from leadership behavior point of view where now not thinking about the traditional approach but very much more thinking about different types of leadership behaviors so behaviors around thinking combining leveraging dissolving sensing protecting and balancing. So you could have a chief thinker whose now focused completely on how do you keep everything alive and importantly how do we let go the things that are no longer alive and not hang onto something. That really isn't adding any value. Particularly but more importantly is probably absorbing resources in terms of substance resources in terms of cash and not making intelligent use of space time or information. How can we combine things to get. Maximum re-use so nature tends not to design anything that can't be completely reused. How do we target using zero resource so this might be free money. How do we do that. How do we talk at zero waste. Or if we can create waste go back to the combination role which is how do we recombine the ways we do produce so waste becomes a product or service in. Its own right. How do we optimize the environment. So again this is not a bank making everything. Brilliant it is about saying. What's good enough. How can we protect like the anson copying hecker. We take what worked last time. Copy and keep it going even though the might be gap between the two so cut and paste as good as opposed to everything has to be original. So how do we cut and paste everything and then finally how do we minimize the competition so denied the by moving away for the competition is or changing. Who is a competitor and and is the person who takes your waist a competitor or they now working with you in a partial and of course nature has a relationship. That is more than just getting to know your neighbor. So let me give you a practical application. And i want to base that on the crap so the the crabs go interesting model of growth. It has as you'll know. A cram has hardshell so all the muscles sis internal systems blood nervous system. Everything else within the shell so the shell is hard and everything else is soft to grow of course with a hard shell. It doesn't expand so you need to think about how let crab can grow and the way it does. It has a system. Where if you imagine the crab. The body of the crab and the top of the crap is the latest carapace. That's essentially glued on with proteins. And what the crab does when the internal organs oppressed right against the shell. It has really several hormones. One of which starts to release enzymes which digest the carapace. Glue suits loosening the late and at the same time in it starts bringing much much more water internally so that brings a pressure so we've now got increasing pressure with inside the shell and a loosening lead and i'm sure you can see an appoint. The pressure is great. Enough from the lead will be loosened enough for the crap to be fired out of that shell and he ever walk on the beach and you see their bottom off for the crab in the legs and the base than nearby the lead that because the crops gone through this process called moulting or thises and the melting process is its mechanism to grow. So biological is what's also happening is that it's growing it's new. Shell has skin inside so it software. Bit like wearing your outdoor coats underneath your indoor jackets all up inside and it's recycling minerals from. Its old shell into this new skin signed on its own so Continued to pump in the water. So once it's fired out it's a bit then go through a bit like blowing a rubber gloves. So just pump the water in till glove pumped up in this case the the new skin pumped up in its rigid then holds that for about two weeks whilst it remain realizes and hardens and that's the new shell and then at that point slowly releases the extra taking on board at the internal pressure in the difference now in terminal organs and muscles and knows some blood supply and the shell is about thirty percent increase in the size of the crap. And that's the growth in the next cycle and typically a four year cycle crab will go through a about eighteen of those dice on molting cycle. So if we don't think about that and apply that as the leadership and behavior and we think it about as a leadership strength model. The existing crab is its current success. So that's a successful position where it's hell where it shall is provided it success for protection and defense and mobility attracting of crabs and a whole load of functions that define effectively the crab as a successful Organism but crap has some bishen to grow and to grow. It's got to go through the biological so it's gonna take what's working for it. So far so takes the minerals takes a tyrians then recycles those then combines it with new material from outside and then it bills that into the new shape and that gives the growth and importantly what it does is it throws away the show and if we to apply that now is leadership model we can think about first of all. Let's define Show growth goal or ambition. So we'll start with that and identify a number of strengths. So if you want to now follow along as a as a bit of a template you cans of think about yourself or your team. Business or the or partnership with another organization stopped say right water the things that i'm going to need to have in place as the case strengths around leadership and leadership behaviors. Make list of those maybe four or five. Then look at where you are today. Nwsafe great now in san that. Tell me what i got. What am i today in terms of my strengths. That got me to this point. What meter today. Success to make a list again. Maybe four or five of those then from that thinks What what you defines the future growth and look for what's in common between the two so four wave identified a strength. That's in common. Just make note of that and say this is a strength of go today and it needs to be with me in the future. So that's something. I need to continue to grow and develop and manage the maybe some on the list where you think well it kind of got me today but it's not really what's in my the sort of central what i do now but something. I had in the past and of canada today. So that something you really want to develop so you just make an make a list of that and say peer the here. The strengths of got not. Maybe what where. I'd want them to be by the nita development then move onto new strengths. Or what have i got now in my original list for the growth which is something i just. I have haven't done now have enough for such a long time there. I don't really use those strengths or or development or they don't exist so neeson and new strikes. You need to develop so. Let's at that too. Since i hear of the new ones. So now what we've got is the Existing strengths that we need for the future. So let's we're going to keep those. We've got some of them that needed to development and improvement so we've now identified what they are. We've identified the new things that we haven't got. We haven't got taller the been such a long time since we happen that. We've we really need to start again and we've got a list of all things all the strengths that we need to help us deliver the growth. So that's great so you got a list of seven or eight maybe more Strengths the the that your game plan t for you to deliver your leadership and when i say strengths i'm thinking not only skins which is which is an easy to right but the behaviors that got you to this point and for most of you who are working in a senior role right now there. There will be communication relationship management understanding complexity. The baholo things. Just sit in that space that you currently have developed or developing or need to develop but the important part of this is where the where it comes back to the crab. The crab throws away the old shell so you now need to go back the ruthlessly go through the strengths that you've identified that you've got today and say. How do i start to spend less time with those strengths. Develop them less work on them. Less reduced the importance. So if you've just to exaggerate to make a point if you got to where you are now because you've had the skills and your leadership skills developing united a row whereby it's less about your technical skill and much more about judgment and creating dynamic teams working across organization boundaries and relationship management than perhaps the the technical skill in the technical conference every year is of less importance. And what is more important as some of the white stakeholder groups so maybe a different type of conference or a different type of training or or just a different place to work. Change your workspace to somewhere sophie. Just recap on on where we've got to so far in this podcast. We started looking at nature and how that can be an inspiration for leadership and behaviors sought a set context for environment which were principles around nature searches using waste. As a resource material sparingly diversification inc booking together gathering in using energy efficiently optimize rob maximize run on information. Cleanup don't pollute imbalanced with the environment and use only local resources. So we have that. And we've looked at the differences between how we as leaders would solve problems and how nature songs problems and see that nature mixed mutt more use of information structure space and time rather than energy and substance. So we need a switch are thinking into that space. And then we've looked at how we can take our strengths and us leadership strengths using a pass casting model and say what are the things i need to work on now for the future and importantly what i need to cast so i'm going to wrap up podcast now. Thank you very much for listening. I hope you've found it useful. And i hope you can think about the crab and how the crab can help you be a better leader. Thank you you can find more podcasts. On www dot biologists dot co dot uk and coming shortly will be a number of training courses on applying the models their templates and other tools and techniques. Thank you for listening. And i look forward to talking to you again on a future episode of both ways.
Ep 248 - Goodbye 2020!
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We had taken time off a little bit of time off when i had the baby and then it feels like a hundred million years ago that we brought the a back in twenty twenty. And i'm sure we all kinds of hopeful things for the new year. I everybody else i always like. Maybe we end on that like some hopeful things for twenty twenty one that what we're hoping for end but Yeah no but you're right and so we were like and then and that we were paying them at cortina. Yes and now. Six hundred dollars in stimulus money. Yeah deja-vu right deja vu except like a worst deja-vu because yes we do. Yeah let's break it down because it's just you know. I think today is monday. I had to look at my computer to be like. What day of the week is it. Because i believe the text of the bill that congress still hasn't totally voted on as of when we're when we're recording on this but they expect to be voting on this new stimulus package and there's all kinds of goodies in it. Not maybe as as good as they could be because honestly first of all the fact that it's taken them this long Is is is sad and pathetic So it may just be too little too late for some people but there are. There is some relief. So i think we should do some unpacking. Do you want to start with that. Six hundred dollar stimulus shore quote unquote. Were so just like they to manage point. It's a it's set to pass and it's nearly one. It's nearly one trillion dollar corona virus bill. Just so you know what. The overall bill is And the slimmed-down checks like six hundred dollars for individuals. Earning up to seventy five thousand dollars and couples. Earning one fifty or less and it's really the value of the first round of checks issued under the coronavirus aid relief in economic stability or aka. The cares act so also to taxpayers will also receive an additional six hundred dollars for each child under seventeen. So let's just say it's you and your hubby you earn one hundred thousand dollars between the two of you are. You're going to get the six hundred and then you have two kids. You're going to get in there both. Ten ten year old twins. You'll get another twelve hundred so eighteen hundred altogether. Yeah it just hit me that. That's only half you're right. It was twelve hundred around god. Cheap so cheap in the indicate. Let's let's focus. Because i keep thinking about this post. I saw about lindsey graham getting the vaccine. And i'm like your entire party just wanted to call this holding hoax. Like why are you first in line to get back scene but anyway For my dad. What i'm looking at is unemployment benefits. They have. i saw that. 'cause his unemployment benefits were going to expire. Like everyone else is at the end of this month but now they have been extended And so i'm reading the new york times here just to you know. Reveal my sources. And i wanna get this right but yeah a lawmakers are gonna win the amount of time people can collect unemployment benefits and it would also remember that x the extra six hundred dollars a week that folks were getting at the beginning of pandemic as part of that package so the theme for this new stimulus package. It's let's do the same thing but make it worse so instead of six hundred hours a week. They're going to be getting three hundred dollars a week. Extra on their unemployment benefits which isn't nothing but it's not amazing And that extra three hundred dollars that will last through march fourteenth. Okay and also i understand. Is that increased food aid and emergency rental assistance. That's been included in this package. God i wanna read about that. I was trying to scroll down to to read about the renter's assistance because that truly is the in foreclosure protection too because that really is the for me. That is the the real threat to so many on the brink is will they lose their homes. And you know i understand. It's not just about renters Becoming homeless there's there's landlords who are not big corporations who also have mortgages to pay and all that. So what are you seeing on your 'cause i'm still scrolling to figure out you know so it hasn't been fully worked out yet but so there's something called snap. I forget what snap stands for all nutritional aid. I know because. I had to sign my dad at fort but yeah it's it's food stamps. So so right now. The funding is including a fifteen percent increase. The maximum snap benefits for six months of to potentially june thirty twenty twenty one and so this increase the amount took to boost for about twenty five dollars per person each month which is obviously kind of crazy so like according to this. That's really crazy. That's basically saying a dollar thirty nine per person per meal which is like how can you really even i mean. What can you do with that. But so but at least it'll be an increase That's what that's looking like an rental just looking for you guys just say. I'm looking at c. N. b. c. as my current source over emergency rental. Ooh i gotta yeah so rental eviction so this is something. Yeah i remember now. Because the trump administration they some it was they used the cdc odd but the cdc extended previously the eviction ban through the end of the year. This extended again till the thirty first of january. So that means if you're renting and you can't afford to pay your rent you can download a form from the cdc's website to to show that you're eligible for the you know the The what do you call it. Why why can't find the words That you're that you can't get kicked out of your house. Basically then we can post a link to this this guy this resource in our show notes as well but that's something at least. Yeah but i whenever. I hear that i was thinking myself. So there's a ripple effect so let's just say you can't afford to rent so you can't be evicted so then what about the landlord you know. Because that's not their primary residence for most landlords and so their protection for them. Because if i can't pay my mortgage and not included in the you know the cares act as it relates to not losing my home my residents. 'cause this is a Investment property what does that mean you know. Well thank you. Tiffany for asking. 'cause i'm looking at that section now mortgage forbearance so this is something that a lot of homeowners took advantage of so if you're struggling to make your payments and for landlords that's you know you haven't mortgage like everybody else you may qualify for a forbearance basically tells the bank. The bank tells you we can let you pause reduce your payments for up to a hundred eighty days after that homeowners can ask for an additional hundred and eighty days according to the times and it says that these rules which apply to federally backed mortgages so those are the you know the the federal gee what is called fannie and freddie i mean they hold the vast majority of mortgages in the us so this would apply to most homeowners. Yes it would apply to federally backed mortgages. And they're still in effect as part of the cares act. Relief package passed in march. So so i mean there's cert can we talk about forbearance. Oh for a second because yes the thing about the thing. That's important for homeowners understand forbearance. Yes it would allow you to temporarily positive. Reduce your payments. But what. i'm not clear on is so often it's not like you don't owe that money in fact you have to look at your forbearance agreement if your bank sends you want nbc and ask questions when you call them up to talk about forbearance because they may expect you to have a lump sum payment to cover you know how many months is one hundred and eighty days on monday to have six months of payments ready. When that that relief window is is over which to me. Doesn't sound very much like a benefactor. Because if i had it then i wouldn't need the relief. Yeah and then you know there is the worry about what happens when it's all said and done you know what happens when you know you know forbearance is lifted and do you know all the lump. Does it get designate. Kind of like enveloped in folded back in to your to your current mortgage. I mean it's just crazy times. Honestly yeah you really got to talk to your to your bank. Whoever you know whatever Banker financial services company Services your loan to ask what happens after that forbearance period is over. They may ask. They make you eligible to push it back when that periods over. But i think that's a really an important question to ask and it's probably going to vary from being bank. There's there's one other thing for homeowners to be aware of foreclosure protection. So we covered renter an addiction protection and we got mortgage for baron so foreclosure protection in this new package says single family homeowners with loans backed by fannie or freddie would be protected from foreclosure through at least january thirty first twenty twenty one it was going to expire at the end of december is basically extra month. Jeez louise it feels like they do. It just took so much time to get a few months extra an extra protection for people. So what's going to happen on the energy. we're just gonna be back in the same. You know the same place. We are now waiting for congress to get their act together. It's truly truly twenty twenty for me. I will never ever take for granted. My local elected officials are ever ever house and senate they matter so much will never african representative. Maxine waters a. r. T. maxine basically said. It's a start something and in a nutshell. yeah absolutely. well. I think that's the the highlights for small business owners. They're the the big headline there. Is that and small business owners. You know that can be entrepreneurs you know people who actually have employees all kinds of things. But they're going to be bringing back. The ppp program which i realize is actually four p.'s. The paycheck protection program will be coming back. They have like an extra twenty five billion dollars worth of aid remember. This is the program that was supposed to give aid to struggling small business owners and then like big corporations like ruby tuesdays. I think was one of them. Got their hand in the pot. I and then there wasn't not because of that. One big big business but basically the money ran out really really quickly and a lot of folks weren't able to take advantage of it struggling small businesses. So this time around you definitely to have your have your ducks in a row and be ready to apply for those benefits. Ace ace up. Because there's probably the same fear that the money is going to run out you know before everybody is able to get what they're eligible for so basically try to make the most of what's coming and i mean here's the thing you know we have a new administration that's coming coming forth so there might be forthcoming assistant so you know we hope for that. But in the meantime trying to make the most of what's coming in. We hope that you turn up and show out georgia in this special senate runoff election. We actually got a message from someone like with the question. I'm going to read her question during that during our next segment but shed the she's like. Don't worry me andy. i'm going to vote in. The senate runoff. It's so so important georgia because this this relief like tiffany if we expect joe biden and kamala harris to provide relief. They're going to need congress to do it. And the senate especially. We don't have the senate right now in terms of democrats and we need both of these seats basically to break even to have a fifty fifty split. Republicans to democrats in the senate and then we'll still need the tie breaking vote from kamala harris so she is key in this too. So if you guys don't show up and show out in georgia we we're we're counting on you and georgia you know. I do feel like georgia came through obviously in a huge way during the general election. But i've been texting my family again. And i'm not feeling the same excitement and i'm like y'all need to get out there and boo. Please didn't have anything bad. If i see yes just a mess i agree. No you're right. I mean honestly. I'm doing some posts myself. I was like someone. Actually just reach out to me is i. Can you post this love. He's been giving us stuff to pose but my friends and iso. I'm just like no. You're there's there's no other way to say. I think i feel like we've all gotten like the nation has gotten like semi civics lesson about like. Oh how important other elections are. It's not just the big one. The big ones actually has are the local one so literally everything on the line future relief packages. I mean these. I understand why people can be like a little more than a little bit. Just very cynical about elected officials all of that but truly it has taken like people have only seen twelve hundred dollars in how many months nearly a year of this pandemic that is all that our government has done and that is because we did not have the majority of democrats in congress and this could really truly be a game changer in it matters like literally getting a lot more than six hundred dollars. You know direct deposited next week. Oh we didn't say that. Those checks are coming according to According to an interview that the treasury secretary did they could becoming the week after christmas but it could be a lot more than that and you just hope and show outdoor joe. Okay all calm down. I'm sorry i'll come down. What else in the world. What's happening in the world. I don't know. I just feel like every day. I'm like listening. I never was somebody who used to be following. Every nook and cranny of like politics but i feel like every day. I'm like like listening for like you know what's happening with the current You know like what lawsuits are currently out because of our current administration like know. What what state are they doing now. What purse you know. What fake news or they putting forward is just like we'll child just keeping up with it. It's just been really fascinating to learn how things work. And what. I really like like i said. I love following that instagram account. With neil that better. That attorney. But i like is that you'll hear is like julie rodion. Juke juke free. I think julie then president like it's so funny how they'll say thing and then like i'll listen to neil and i'm like he'll break down like it that's not true like their fact legally possible or true and then he'll break down so much so that when they went to court they did not say that you can say whatever you want on tv but when you enter into court you perjure yourself you go to jail. So it's just so fascinating. And i just didn't realize how much lies and deception out there. But because when things are brought to court people are very careful what they say because you were holding fully accountable. Your freedom is actually on the line. That's just been my. And then i don't know but did you do. Did you see that l. article that everyone was talking about yesterday. The martin scr. How'd you save last name. Shekel scrolling squirrelly garelli. I don't know why since. I was actually debating whether or not going to bring that up because it was big news in my little social circle because i used to work with her the woman that article she and i at a certain point in the article. They talk about how she used to work at a legal do site prior to joining bloomberg. That was the company that i worked for two. They were a startup called law. Three sixty and i was a reporter and she was like yeah she was the courts reporter and she wasn't really around very much because she would be posted downtown new york at the court but anyway so yeah i got that email sent to me from so yeah. So let's let's talk about like what happened so if you set the scene no type in l. and it's probably easier to type in christine smythe back s. m. s. m. y. T. h. e. We're gonna put a link in the show knows you can just go to our show special so remind everybody who martin skelly is and why everyone hates him so they call them aka farmer bro. Because i want one like it was like years ago. There wasn't There was uproar about this Pharmaceutical executive that raise the price of epi pen by like five thousand percent. Something crazy and some other necessary drugs for people to live and he was taunting people on social. He thought it was hilarious. One of the things he did to he bought like the who tang album for for two million dollars their most recent one and then promptly kept it and said he's not sharing it with the world it was just a bunch of it was a very strange weird. What is going on here But he definitely did a lot of taunting especially of women reporters and things and so he just you know just overall not a great guy and a whole if you will and like ranch that he was a yes he was a very classic troll and it seems like it was years and years ago. But he's still in jail jail for prison hard fraud because he yes he also had a What are those things called the. Oh nine people in veteran capitals though he was a hedge fund fund yup And so he did some like you know. Oftentimes people will do more immorally immoral things but that's not the thing that catches them are almost always like taxes right so So yeah so. He did something with the hedge fund in. He paid in a way that he wasn't supposed to or withdrew in a way he wasn't supposed to and they i'm basically for seven years so you know whatever you know. He gets his. Just do so. This young woman christine. She was assigned to cover him and she was one of the first people to write a story about him. And as his profile grew She became closer and closer to him. And i guess eventually fell in love with this guy. Meanwhile she was married and she was respective reporter according to l. at bloomberg. She quit her job because they were like the conflict of interest. Yeah married quit. Her job Just like it moved to new jersey to be close to the jail that he's in. It was a crazy story. I was like what is this. So you think that's crazy. So and no. You're not on clubhouse much commander been listening well last night. I haven't been scrolling and there was a clubhouse room that said about that that martin's shots. He's last. ooh you heard it. Okay coca garlic joined right so it was like about that l. story basically and i was like okay so i put my head in and they were just talking about it. That was like. That's what made me look so i was like what about the stories. I googled it. And i read it. I was like oh salacious. No biggie and i happened to be on the twitter and someone was like whoo cha Christine is in a clubhouse discussing the article. I'm like no she's not so. I flew the crop love. How digital and. I found that clubhouse room and listened for like a good thirty forty minutes honestly see south a little cuckoo foco like weather. She something snapped in her or she is associate herself or she seemed like she really enjoys the the negativity Like she was relishing in like nobody was yelling at her. Everybody was just asking questions and things but it seemed like she actually enjoyed all of this attention like yeah attention and so it was such a such a strange thing. It's like it's almost like you've got caught for stealing and now you're like in front of the store and you know you have handcuffs on is looking at you like you stole and you're smiling like yeah so let me tell you. I was trying to get gummy bear. Like that's what a satellite like. This is not a good thing. Why so happy about it but the part that was really crazy after all of this said and done after you've basically trashed your life for this guy. He said he added. We'll talk to anymore. Oh that endings of really heartbreaking. Yeah yes when. They said that even when she denver's annual told that by reporter who's watching tier. Oh i'd listen. I'm not gonna pretend like we were great friends. You know i had not thought about a longtime. But i guess as a as a fellow human being. My heart does ache for her. I do feel without just based on this article and having not given him very many of my brain cells in the past to think about him. I just imagined to be very manipulative person and as a reporter you i do and especially reporter. Who's covering like a personality like this. They can make you feel very special if they if you get special access to them. So i can really see how he might have lured her in with that that feeling of you're the only one talking to etc but then to like. She froze her eggs for him. You know and and i don't. I think i i saw i was. I had enough time to read a couple of hot takes on twitter and someone had had tweeted that you know in in life often when people are unhappy with their circumstances they'll they'll sort of like trigger their own though blow it up themselves and it's sort of like so i have to imagine. She must have been really struggling. Maybe she didn't love her career. Maybe she didn't love you know her relationship and maybe she was looking for something different and then this opportunity presented itself to her at for whatever reason like i do empathize with her at the same time. I think she only had something to gain from this. Which was notoriety and the potential. For what a book deal that she seems to be really wanting and maybe a movie deal about their love affair link. Who wants to see if we don't need that. Oh my god. That's all i can think. Why else would she wanna go out with the story and do it in such a public fashion. I i was like what's going on here. It was so surreal like to be on clubhouse. Wait were so close. It's so funny like you just blerta's talking like how do you do. You have to be invited to talk or yes. Okay gotcha raise your hand to ask. So i just was like okay so i just popped in. I just basically listening so You know because usually what i with clubhouse at first the first week. I'm not gonna lie firstly week or two. I didn't really like it. I was like. I don't get it. And now i get it so i i look for room where i think i can find value. So i'm like oh this is all about how how to market eight figure business or how to promote your children's book. I was in a room like that was just listening for new way. So i'll listen. And then sometimes i think i can add something i would say Maybe a good twenty percent of the time. I might raise my hand to like adds something like an ad and then eighty percent though. I'm usually in room to. I'm just listening and learning and like take a little nugget or like a website or whatever and it's really good or someone to follow so anyway so you know that then. Their rooms like that where people are just discussing things. So sometimes i for me unlike joining sometimes like the fashion a numb merchandising rooms because it's just a different type of business and so it helps me expand the way i think about business so i'd like to listen to those So anyway yeah. It was pretty wild for that article to come out and then go and clubhouse and be like she's here we would any kind of coverage right now that's how he someone said to her. They relied girl. Yeah anisi it was a couple of sister that call her own. Must be nice to lean into your privilege to be able to do this but girl the rest of us out here working like it's it does not work out for people like us you know. Yeah and someone people were like it. Seems like you're delighting in all of this. So i think she is i. I almost think she's end. Maybe some part of things to that that he will come back to her beak. I think she even said that. In the article that where the writer did that by bringing this relationship public. It'll kind of talked to her in a year like girl whole year and she can't call him he can only call her and he hasn't called here and this is someone was like. He's not busy says he's sending your signal that there's nothing to do. Let him go. let him go. I will say this of all the other things that seems kind of like disingenuous when she spoke one thing that did seem genuinely said she does seem to genuinely love him. Whatever love looks like with her mental state you know. Well there's books have been written about like people who fall in love with people in prison who they've never met before and there's a whole subculture that is a is a movie. I would watch like a documentary or something like that about people who fall people in prison. So i mean she's not the first person to to pine for someone in prison but i mean they don't even like what i don't know it's interesting. It's very weird to have the you know worked with her in the past But i wish her well and oh god. I'm just sad that she's made this farmer bro. A topic again. 'cause we had just forgotten about him. I feel like i'm not gonna lie. He looks very strange. T looks like you. He would look yes personality. Like he's very like pasty. 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It was called the future you a digital festival and so they had a bunch of people teaching stuff and not. I'm not gonna lie. This was the most fun. I've had in so long. So i shared like my vision board process and A few hundred women there and we just talked about how to make their vision board materials they needed but then really how to take your vision board off. You're bored and into real life so it was a lot of fun that's cool. I have never done a vision board. Do you think i should. I mean it's up to. I think here's what i i always think that however you vision plan should be specifically the linemen with your personality so if i was a photographer atwood vision plan by taking pictures or cutting pictures and putting them up. If i was a painter i would paint. What is it. I mean that's where you would be useful so if you're a writer you might vision. Plan by journaling so i just like. I'm very visual. So i like to do. I use this kind of like this Cork-born thing so i could take things off and on. Yeah and i have the same visible for the last ten years. And i just think come through i take thing thing those things off and then add new things on but i love it just because like it's not a magical thing but what it does is like a helps me remind myself the things that i'm working toward and i going gonna lie. I usually i'll do it. I put it on. And i. i won't even consciously look at it. But i was looking at my vision board. I was like oh snap so much of this stuff. Came to for god. I put that on there things on there that you look back. And you're like dang. I really did manifest so launching a successful happy birthday molly moore and book. And i'm like i even had like the old cover. A picture of it like this is going to be successful a book lot and we made six figures this year. Molly moore i was like. Oh that's on here. I always have some financial goals so on there what i do in my vision board. I split it in half. I put like a masking tape down the middle and i do professional and a personal half professional half. I have Yeah i have like a dollar bill. That i like i like put little stickies onto say fifteen million dollars and the businesses crossover fifteen million dollars. This year i mean Since inception and i was like it happened and on the personal side. Something that did not happen. I've had serena williams on my personal side for the last ten years. We hit that year. But that's part of her mary to the co founder. Or something yes was like all right. We don't one day one day. We go ahead their body. And then so i always have travel stuff on my personal side so i have like which was crazy. 'cause we go nowhere but Heads of charleston had never been have china egypt and so i always on my personal side has some travel stuff. I also have like What do i have have romances on. Because i'm like. I wanna see no still be very much in love with my hubby. I have a baby on here. So yeah so that will stay on. So yeah i just. I like to. I like to address because my professional life play such a major role in my life. Said i like to have a professional side in the personal side him. Some of it is just sticky notes with things written on it and some of it is like just pictures some of it. I cut out words. So whatever kind of moves you and makes you say oh you know but i encourage everyone to make make one with my sisters and supergirl and i usually have a visit boredom party every year but obviously it's not happening so insane me supergirl and my sister will probably just do together. That's really nice. And i think the for me you know you don't. I think it's great that you can say you know you don't have to go all out with your vision board. It can be writing down or just something super simple. You know because the important thing is that you think about a different vision for yourself if you're not happy with what's going on in your life now and it sort of it's like a a. You're an annual check in where you can say. What do i like about where i'm at now. And where do i wanna be. Because i think sometimes when you're in a rut you kind of get in the cycle of like this. Is it like this is how good it can be. And i'm just gonna be okay with this and you know deal with something that i'm not entirely excited about. And maybe this is maybe sitting down to do a vision. Board can remind you you know. What gets you excited what. What kind of gets your heart pumping. What did you wanna do when you were kit that you never really got around to do those types of things. I think i'm idea one. I'm i'm i would love to see his vision he said. I think it's a good. You know 'cause i like i said it's just a good activity to kind of bring forth your your goals in the one rule. There's usually there's really no rule for vision board except one rule. Which is you speak about your goals in the positive I wouldn't say don't get any more weight. It would just be like to have a fit body like serena you know or wouldn't say like Stop spending instead. I would save more. So that's really. The only rule is that you speak in the positive. You posted the positive on your on your vision board because that negative talk actually it. It actually redirects your attention to what you don't have and if you speak negatively that's what you see and that's what you feel and that's what you helped quite honestly bring bring more that into your life. I learned that from visit boarding but even In top psychology. Like when i. I used to teach when i started teaching preschool. Every preschool. classroom has set a rule. So we have like three rules. It was like mine. Were no hitting no running and and no yelling or something like that number to get all these so good and and a teacher. They when you're a new teacher. They always match you what they call. A teacher a. m. like a licko season teacher and she was like no that your to are speaking in the negative. She's when you have no hidden kids here. Hit no running. They hear run. No yellow. They here yell you have to speak in the positive so instead it was like i change it to walking feet. I changed to Use your inside voice. And i change a nice hands or something like that like us. You're you're you know. Play nice give is something to that effect right so but then i learned because she was like you know that if you want to reinforce the positive not reinforcing the negatives and so i was just like wow so that's really the only rule for division just to make sure that you're not putting the anti that you're putting the thing that you actually want nothing that you don't want on your vision board or vision journal or vision painting or or picture whenever i loves it and the reason i brought up vision boarding at all because i was thinking about y'all's questions i was like some questions or tell us what your vision board for. Twenty twenty one looks like other than just a big fat dose of vaccine. You know in a nice cocktail. But what do y'all have plan for. Twenty twenty one and are there any questions you have and that also leads me to the questions that we chose for. Today's show because i feel like they came from to listeners. Who are each weighing some interesting career slash money decisions That might relate to let me pull those For twenty twenty one on the negative real. Podcasts jolie's pillows. This is embarrassing okay. Our first question comes from someone who like to remain anonymous which is fine. We will call her patricia. Patricia says i am twenty five in pretty early on in my career. I have a secure salary job with almost five thousand dollars in my 401k and savings about five thousand dollars. I have fifty thousand dollars in student debt in a little bit of credit card debt. I live with my folks now. And i'm not paying rent and saving money. So here's my question. I wanna quit my job. Because i'm unsatisfied. It does not make me happy. Should i wait. Until i until. I can secure something else or put my personal health. I and put a two week notice in now and hope i find something or find another job as up. I have a degree and two years. A professional work experience. So i'm semi confident. I can find something fast. Any feedback is appreciated. Can i tell you this mean that. Like i saw someone said nobody quits a job. Like a millennial toxic environment we. We had a mental health. You know what. I don't like the way you guys got to be here. I don't even. I don't i told you about the we it's true. I'll say her name. She wants to be anonymous. We're gonna call her. Patricia had patty patty. So here's the thing. I i actually had two of my friends who actually did get sick at work. Meaning like it was like really but he was. It was a very toxic dangerous environment with the level of toxicity inherited being treated and so it was affecting them mostly but also mentally and physically it I actually had a friend who palsy like one side of her face moving because the level of stress now. We don't want that for you. But i also want that. You're not because there is. I don't really like this job like you know. For example. i'm a cashier. mcdonald's. I really like this job. And there's my bosses inappropriate and says things to me. That makes me feel uncomfortable. The things that we do in our ethical. So i just wanna make sure that you should absolutely leave if it's a toxic unsafe environment. You don't have to wait. God you're you know your home with your mom and your dad and your parents. But if it's a i don't really like it because it doesn't fulfill me you know it's okay to stay until you have another job because that's going to happen in life. You're twenty five. And i get it but i just want to make sure because you don't want to be someone who thinks that challenges mean that you you you turn around you leave unless you know what i mean so i just wanna make sure that that's what it is but i also wanna honor that it might really be toxic and i don't want you to stay somewhere patty where it's like a really like not say space but if it's just because you don't like it because it's not interesting it's not fun it's boring. Maybe your boss. Not the nicest. But they're not they're not like you know mistreating you. They're just like the not the nicest things you can. You can wait like sift through and wait on until you find another job. I don't want you dropping from place to place. I i have been that twenty five year old one hundred percent and i think a lot of twenty five year olds. You're not gonna to love your first job working out of college grad school. Sounds like you got your job out of grad school. Yeah i mean. It's okay to not be satisfied. I think it's don't don't she doesn't say anything about being danger or like why necessarily she's unsatisfied. I shouldn't even use the word toxic so but simply that. You just aren't living. What you're doing i might like in. Tiffany was talking about flipping things to a positive perspective earlier and i've always approached my career. This way jobs may not be right for you but there can be something that you get out of them or at least at the only thing you get out of them as you learn what you don't want another job then that's also a positive so trying to find the positive and try to keep my my least favorite thing about someone who's unhappy with where they work is that they tend to be really hard to work with because they're just so miserable and they just kind of dragged them morale down. Y'all i'm sorry. My dog is having a conniption upstairs. anyway i just and you also don't necessarily want to leave as the employees who seems like super down and like always negative and drags their feet. Virtually i. i would say you know. Look at where you're at now. What can you continue to contribute. What can you possibly get out of this experience and just make peace with the fact that you know. This is not going to be your forever job and like okay. It's not going to be your forever job. It's very unusual to get your forever job. You know in your mid twenties so i think if you have a positive attitude you can leave their on a good note and i don't even know whether you're going to switch industries or not. I just think it's it's bad form to leave on a bad note with people kind of feeling like you had checked out and you were super negative all the time that being said if you if you truly are unhappy there and you and it's toxic and it's putting your mental health at risk and you have a soft place to land. That is a huge blessing. You've got somewhere say yes you're taking care of. You're not forced to pay these extra bills so you you know full well you can put your job and you'll be all right but what if you stuck it out. It's not hurting you. Maybe and you want to stick it out. Continue getting whatever benefits you can identify. Maybe it's a four one k. Match or you know a colleague that you enjoy working with or or whatnot and you can look for jobs on the side. I'll say one thing about komen times. It's a lot easier to sneak out for virtual interview at-bat for truth yo easy so easy not that. I know but you know you you can do that. You can multitask so why not see. What else is out there and Keep your salary in the meantime So yeah that's that's what i would say to that. Yeah just knowing the difference between leaving a toxic place in leaving a place where you just like. Hey i'm not that i love it here. That's not the same thing. Yeah yeah probably. You're not gonna love you for his job at college. That's okay. i assured didn't love my first job my first two jobs. Actually that knew. I had one on the lesson. I was grateful to all second question. This comes from listener named She's from the. at l. a. Hope you're voting okay. Doshisha says i recently got married in july of twenty twenty and relocated to georgia. I left behind my teaching job ten years. And unfortunately that also meant leaving behind my precious sick time that i had saved up now that me and my partner are planning to have a family. I want to stay home with the baby as long as possible. However at my new teaching job they literally gave me three days of six times of sick time after paying off some debts. I have enough money. Leftover from selling my home to stay home with the baby for about six months. Should i use that money to stay home with the baby or tough it out. Go back work after six weeks and invest that money in the baby's future or just save it. I truly appreciate your help. And i'm blessed to be part of the brennan bishop community. Thanks again and happy holidays. Also yes mandy. My paper ballot has been mailed off for the runoff election. Georgia alka now. We can focus. I love it man as a mama. I'm just like i was gonna say. He says he said stay home with the baby. I'm kind of like yeah. I mean that's what my heart says. My heart says well. She just got a new job. How some you trying to have this kiddo. Because if you got three days upfront i mean. Does that mean like it takes a long time to cook a child inside. You know in the next nine to twelve months. If you get pregnant right away you know. Could you accrue sick time in that process. Did she say she's a teacher her new plan. She's a teacher. Yes teaching job in georgia. I wonder on my saying. Could she time it for some time. So she could extend. Oh i don't they get like a summer break. I remember you put me on the app ovadia. Ob as the free ovulating app. Yeah and could you. Also they also at same company has a pregnancy app. So you can kind of like time you like her. I could be pregnant Have the baby. Is grandpa for the summer. Had that time all have the summer off and then still have like my other weeks. So maybe that's an option. Yeah yeah but i mean there are some things. Everything's not financial. This is like for example. What i tell my seal all the time. Because she's very very very system focused in organized. Right always remind her. I said remember systems are here to support. People not suppress them meaning. The system is not in charge. It's so for you like money is here to be of service to you. You are not here to serve money that if you want. Because you've saved up if that money is yours to do what you think is best for your life. It's not the guests. It's great to save and invest in those things. And of course you know you know me and manager all about that but ultimately that is a tool for you to live the life that you want so what you want is to stay home with the baby and the truth is from what i hear from new moms. You will know how you feel when the baby gets here. I don't care what you think. You're not know until the maybe getting right mandy. Yeah i mean. I would have personally and i've been candid about this. Maternity leave was not for me. It's i mean. It was for me. Because i did need to like. Keep the tiny human alive but for me personally me mandy away from mommy me. It was really really hard for me not to have something to focus time and energy on and it doesn't have to be a job but it needed to be something creative something that i could go away to do so if your a similar mindset you may not even want six months alone. I'm saying like three months is nice three months and that if you have the savings for that and maybe your timeline is maybe you're already pregnant you just say but Maybe your timeline is such that you know you want to have a baby really soon and you wanna take time off and you got money in the bank to do it. You are a t- She's a teacher. So i'm kind of feeling like isn't that a pretty stable job like you can always get a teaching job For the most part. I mean you know. Things are always a little wonky but teachers. It's not like an engineer where you have to look look look look typically yeah But yeah so he. I mean i would to main point plan for some time but you might not want the full six months or you might walk. Everyone is different and I remember you mandy. Just from you being let. You didn't really know what you were going to feel until the baby got here. So give yourself some flexibility to have some time Take more of need be since you have the funds and take less if if need be since you you know you have the job. Oh and i didn't even mention this. The thing is she's talking about sick time. Because that's how my my husband's job work to for his parental leave. He had to save up all of his six days. And even then they max it out six weeks and he saved for ten years and but anyway so but what you do have is you do have the fmla. The family and medical leave act which does grant every employee in the us twelve weeks of unpaid leave. But it's twelve weeks so you can legally take twelve weeks of unpaid leave from your teaching job and fully expect to come back to a job by law now you would always have to like cover your expenses over that twelve weeks but so it kind of sounds like what if you do the twelve weeks and you know see how things are and you wanna go back then okay and then you can use your savings. Thank goodness you have some to to to spend you know to to help with the expenses on that time off. And then he can go back after that that that is also something i can later. You'll whenever here. Fmla i always think if my life they didn't come up with that in the in the you know in the beam in the me generation of always liked what oh it might as well be called that because it's like unpaid leave and the. Us has the least generous federal standard for parental leave. The least in the entire world it feels like or at least among developed countries like ours. But what what you say to like the entire six months. 'cause i mean it. Sounds like she's got. This isn't windfall from selling her home in new york. Why did i make up that. She's from new york. I don't know she moved up north then moved to georgia and now she's got this cash in the bank. She does say you know. Should i invest it for my child's future or save it for you know just plain save it and if it's the only nest egg that y'all have that's another reason i'd be like Maybe not below the entire thing But maybe take those kind of human that you have to provide for beyond. You might be gone those six months. You might be skin back to work. If you're like me in the middle were pandemic like what do you mean. I can't come. But i've been playing for my heart to the teachers who have kids at home though. I don't know how my ice addicted myself. It was hard enough when the teachers had kids at home and they were at school. Because i was like you go home to more of this so i can't imagine there's no reprieve. It's like well dad. No lie i just. I can't even imagine. But whenever i go over to my sister's house and like roman is taking his home school. That's what he calls me. I'm doing homeschool. Dislike one kid that my sister has to leave the room not laugh because he'd be like taste the roman no roman desert. Oh another yes. But he's always tweeting is just how larry's but you know what a laugh because you know. Clearly their parents in the background. So you don't be giggling somebody else's good so we always go in the other room and just like bus two years but Yeah i just can't imagine if that teacher teacher is teaching roman in the rest of these five six year olds and then has a five six year old. Who's also like mommy. Mommy mommy come on. Yeah so yes so no. I think that's a game plan mandy mandy. I think that yes seeing how you feel knowing that you have your twelve weeks either way but being mindful that you're likely going to need. I mean you have a human really. So you're going to need that money like you're you're going to so but at the same time i'm all for using money as as a tool to live the life that you want but i don't think you have to make that decision now. You know. I think that you dip your toe in do more or less depending on how you feel in that when the baby gets here yes hundred percent and i hope that y'all move to georgia because you got all kinds of relatives who can provide you some free childcare yet because it's so nice. I don't know why. I left makes a little sense why i decided to move away from family. But it's not always about me. Thank you for your question. Thank you for voting and the senate runoff in georgia lovett. Our guys is our questions for this week. Our final episode of twenty twenty. Hit us up. Though we will be back in twenty twenty one and you can reach us out. Brian ambition podcast. Chima dot com dot com. You can also slide into our. Dm's at brennan ambition podcast on instagram. Yes we are so. Do you wanna do boost break. D just wanna do like twenty twenty one hope for twenty. Let's do boost for twenty twenty like something positive that came out of this year. I don't know and then we can talk about twenty twenty one lord mercy my twenty twenty boost. I feel like. I've been talking a lot so i think you should go on. What is the twenty twenty boosts I mean they were. They were here. Molly moore yes. There was why it was molly. Moore you know what to say if i had one wheel boost for twenty twenty. It was more so me learning to ask for help Like i got like my executive coast from for like. I was like drowning in the beginning of the year executive coaching team to exempt. My to coach team. It's been amazing. I got my own personal life coat. And she's been awesome. We meet tomorrow. Hey dr green season. I also you know like i it just it was just a lot of me asking for help and that not waiting so i have to say that if twenty twenty revealed anything it was. I don't have to do all the things myself that i can ask for help. It's not that. I thought it was a sign of weakness. I'm always someone who doesn't want to quote unquote. Somebody and i just feel like i ought to know while figure it out so i just to me that that's my biggest win was just like learning figuring it out sometimes is asking for help. Yeah i so. I love that and i think you're so setup for twenty twenty one success even more because of the work you put in this year with executive coach. And now you've got your got your life coach on deck. I love that. Especially because i've been like loki. Battering you to get there Yeah for me my booth for twenty. When i think about this year i know god i know that there so they were so much darkness so much death this summer especially with so hard i mean i was kinda scrolling through my instagram which is like my time capsule it feels like where was i at in july you know when all those protests were happening and i part of me is just the blessing to have survived it the boost is to have survived it and to be able to go forward reawakened in so many ways and 'cause i mean i've always listen. I'm black i'm a woman in this world. I've i've been aware of things for a long time. The way that we move through the world and the challenges we have and but what i'll say is i feel super empowered this year having seen what our voices can do collectively when we when we get out there and and demand change and i am excited to take that forward into twenty twenty one with me and i just feel grateful to have survived at all. I feel i'm heartbroken. For people who've lost loved ones and hundreds of thousands of people have died. Thousands of people die every day. They still are that to me. Is is embarrassing and shocking and tragic but for some reason we survived this year. And i gotta believe that there is a plan. And i'm so grateful for the time of how with my son i'm so grateful for this podcast. Tiffany rounding force in my life. Truly this podcast and talking to you every week So i'm grateful to you for for still doing this with me. Five years in we celebrated our five year has create. yes. I know it is great. Great all right. i'm. I'm done getting all emotional. But twenty twenty one so k. So we've kind of covered. What was good about twenty twenty but what about the new year. Well what i see for the new year for twenty twenty one. hopefully i'll be prager. I got some good news dr remember. I think i talked about it. Like a few not pregnant yet but i think i remember. I told you i had to do like a mock trial. Whatever and they had to see like oh you know what day my most like. It's the way it works. Is that with you. Go through a cycle. That's just what they give you all this medicine to get your inside ready to receive a baby if you already have like An embryo which is just a you know your your eg mixed with your partner's sperm and they started to grow like a basically a baby outside of you and so they just want to because i have just one healthy embryo eleven. Ooh gametime so they want to do like a mock cycle to see okay. Tiffany what day. Day seven or eight are you most receptive. And i didn't even strike me as that you because some people actually they'll test you and you use girl it's not a healthy in here you know So the doctor called me today was like yeah you totally receptive. Both days were great. I was like oh yes. That's good so that just means basically it's up to me now. I just have to The next time. I meant sis as of old african women. Say y'all medicine you. I watched a lot of game of thrones. Aren't god star. Y'all should do it at midnight. I could just basically we could. I just let them know we start a cycle. So yeah so i think hopefully for twenty twenty one. They'll be baby super baby. Cook in prayerfully for real like if you whatever it is that you believe and to send either good energy rays prayer accepting all good energy And there's a lot of you know. My book comes out next year. We'll talk about it more next year potential. Tv show will see. It's been a lot of a lot of production. Couples receptors one particular gum interested in. But we still been doing. We've been doing a lot of negotiating. Yeah just growth. Like i wanna like you know i wanna grow in tiffany. Not just as the but denise. That's i'm doing a lotta pulling away from other parts of my business to have space to grow as tiffany so i love it. Where's the first place you're going to travel in the new year. I know i don't like when we can finally next summer. Who show no. It's hard to. I would say domestically charleston had. It's so beautiful. Yeah charleston Love that i've been thinking definitely gonna just go to atlanta. Just go see my family. All the family that i've connected with in these virtual times twenty twenty one for me. Looks like a career inflection. Point definitely asking for more. And i've already started those conversations this year. But i'm you know i talked to you. Tiffany it to and just expecting bigger and better for myself and and just looking for a new. A new challenge and a new chapter and and new challenges. Whether it's you know where i'm at now. Or i just feel open to do stuff and as far as the baby i twenty twenty one. I'm excited for him. I'm excited for rio to like be in the in the in a normal world. You know. i'm excited. I'm excited slash scared. I'm going to choose to say excited. Because otherwise be sad about him going to daycare and tall picturing a little baseball cap and a base in an backpack. I don't even think babies need that back. Nothing in the paper. Maybe all makes some of mali's chew toys in there. He loves those having make friends. I'm just very excited to see I don't know i'm just excited to see him. Grow up and and You know just make his own little his own little trajectory for himself so twenty twenty one. Here we go. Thank y'all for riding with us this year really truly. Y'all have and we have new listeners. This year on top of everything. So thank y'all for your continued love and support. It means so so much to us. Don't forget to use promo code. Jojo at brennan bish slack interesting. Yeah we're gonna get to hell swagman. Brennan bishen store dot com. And we're asking use the promo code. Ho ho ho. What is it twenty. Five percents off. I think so. Get yourself decked out and just hang in there. Y'all it's going to be a dark winter but we will get through it. We will and hit us up. Send us your questions tiffany. I hope he gets some rest. Our we alexei say yes and you know what before we go love to give regards to give me some like message just especially like maybe i don't know right on post on instagram or or you can tweet me. I'm the budget east on instagram and twitter. A friend of mine I asked her for some advice. Because she had helped to launch a tony robbins book money and asked for some advice about how you know like some best practices about launching mine. And she. that's all these questions are the team we've been working for like two months and this and that she's like i'm not going to give you any advice. What why is she was like you. Don't the book is going to do. What the book is gonna do. Typically you already doing all of the work instead. I want you to tell me how you celebrate when it successful I was like what she's because i know you have no plans for celebration She was like you said. I want you to do something. Slightly tacky was like nah. No she said slightly tacky. Meaning i want you. She said do something tiffany. I don't want look. Oh what's a then. And now she said. I want something a little ostentation. A little tacky tiffany. You never do anything big out. So i would love if money was not you know was not an issue you know. What would you do in celebration of a big milestone like your first traditionally published book doing really well like what would you do Like i said money's not an object is not an issue at all You know because she was like girl. I want you to rent a private jet and go to fiji. I was like what she was like. Price it out. It might do so. That's the kind of thing so i would love. You guys feel like if it was me. I would you know because i just like even if i don't do it you know for this because i'm like simple girl but i want to start thinking outside the box. Sparks of ways to like celebrate and mark a moment. In time you know so yeah just please at the budget needs the tweet me. Message me or post under my g. Look those every day and give me an idea. Because i would love you know and love to think about and then i'll know hopefully all i'll pick one in celebrate big for next year. Yes put on your vision board. Let's fill up danny's vision board. Yes maybe you just by charleston. I'm not gonna lie. A private jet is something like to like actually one day like i just always assumed maybe one day somebody would hire me and a private jet for me but that was like oh like my bucket lists to fly in a private jet. Oh will be there please. I might expect your book to be on. Like oprah's favorite things list for next year. Crazy you and oprah. There's some energy in the in the like you would oprah knows about you tiffany. I just feel it in my bones. And she's waiting. She's waiting to tap you on your virtual shoulder. Anybody knows otas. Has she knows who you are like. She knows she's out there. She's watching she is All right well. We're so excited to see y'all next year we'll We'll hit you up. 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Goldman Sachs CFO Stephen Scherr on 2020 and How the Firm is Tracking Against Its Goals
"Welcome to our exchanges of goldman-sachs markets update for friday january twenty second. I'm gonna head of corporate communications here at the firm to step away from the market's a little bit and talk about bigger picture of corporate strategy. Goldman sachs i'm joined by stephen. Sure goldman is chief financial officers vote. Who is here. Just after the firm reported fourth quarter earnings and gave the market a strategic update on the goals laid out last year's investor day even last us on the show last january two thousand twenty right after that investor day. A lot's happened in the interim so we'll have plenty to talk about including the firm's performance during challenging and historic year so steven thanks for joining us today. Having me jake so a lot to discuss. But let's begin the beginning. Go back to january twenty twenty. We just wrapped up an investor day. Were we literally and figuratively opened. The doors the firm for the first time last year a few months later the pandemic set in talk us through how the year evolved from your perspective and give us a couple of critical moments from the height of the crisis. Well i will say. Invested a seems quite distant at this point though is only a year but the year was quite different. One i mean it started off kind of like any other you know. With the exception of the intensity of preparation of the firm to as you said opened the doors invite our investors and other stakeholders in and kind of show ourselves off and give people a sense of where we as a new management team wanted to take a firm and for the first time in our one hundred fifty year history of set out some fairly public objectives for ourselves over the medium and long term and so a lot of work went into it. The day came in wind and kovin started to end her. You know the kind of risk management dialogue in and around the firm. You know exactly what was happening. In how dramatic. It could become an how it might affect the markets and therefore the firm but to be completely candidate. I don't think any of us had a sense of what would hit us. And then when the ramifications and the implications of coded it came very very tangible. Was you know. Mid march and in mid march entire us financial system not goldman alone sort of seized up in the context of just the sheer volume of activity. That was going on and the industry in all banks became somewhat said Operational challenges which started to pull away with quantity from the banks. Transactions were not being processed counter-parties. Didn't know who they were facing. And the banks really got together in a somewhat unique and collegial way to try to work through that operational challenge and then that kind of open the door to you. Know a fairly long march if you will you know through to the end of the year and managing through a variety of different issues including you know what we always look at minding our liquidity minding our capital and at the same time being quite attentive to what was dandy increasing. Needs our clients in and around the firm so one of my favorite goldman phrases is not exclusive to goldman. But it's particularly popular here. When i first got the firm i heard the phrase mark to market and become part of my lexicon as well last year at the strategic update essentially marked the firm to market. What were the goals. You laid out investor day in house the firm tracking marcus to market. Today sure so marcus. To market against those objectives. We set goals for ourselves. We told the world that we had the am bishen over the next three years. So through to twenty twenty two of hitting a certain return threshold so our lee would be better than thirteen percent r. o. t. would be better than fourteen percent and just again cells to market. We produce an as reported eleven point one percent or early but if one excludes the sizable and somewhat unique litigation expenses that we took for all practical purposes that would put us at fifteen percent. Are we so ahead of the thirteen percent. We said you know as a threshold. We said that we would achieve by twenty twenty two annual expense efficiencies of one point three billion dollars that is each year twenty twenty jewish and beyond a firm would operate at a more efficient level. And that would be measured by one point three billion dollars expenses and again tomorrow ourselves we are now only through twenty twenty about fifty percent of the way there we said that we would achieve a certain level of funding optimization where we would raise by twenty twenty two hundred billion dollars of deposits and we are at seventy through twenty twenty and that we would achieve one billion dollars of savings that his revenue enhancement. You know by virtue of lowering our costs of funds managing our liquidity better than we did now on that one and we were quite candid with the market just the other day on our earnings call on the update on hand. We've achieved more than we thought. Terms of quantum of deposits we've taken in but given where rates moved over the course of this year we haven't yet achieved what we would have liked in the context of savings associated with funding optimization. It's in part. Because rates fell sick funds fell by about one hundred fifty basis points or more in the year and corresponding costs for deposits did not come down as quickly and some kind of put it in. Simple terms are deposits are still very valuable to us relative wholesale funding but they weren't as valuable as we had forecast now since we have brought down of retail deposits now about fifty basis points. And so we're quite confident. Vetted by twenty twenty two we will nonetheless. You know what she target. And so those are some of the victims. We set for ourselves at an enterprise level. So that's the enterprise level. Let's talk about the businesses last year. You and your team reorganized the firms reporting to reflect actual businesses. We run to update it really out of the year. Play out in each of our businesses. Were there any surprises. Even during a year that was constantly surprised so there were endless. Surprises as you rightly point out to what we did again to refresh. Everyone is that at the investor day back last january. We announced a reorganization of our external segments. And as you rightly say it was meant to as it ought to reflect the way in which we manage the business so investment banking we had global markets we had asset management and we had consumer in wealth manage as the four seconds and then we did over the course of the year further refinement to the way in which we developed both our divisions to be in line with segments and populated those businesses with leaders. So that for each and every segment there is one or two people that can step to the podium. An owner and remarkably. That's a little different than where we were before. And so when you look at each of the segments each of the businesses i would say on the year each performed exceptionally well in objective terms but even more in the context of what we live through over the course of twenty twenty. So i'll just take one at a time if it suits you. That is in investment banking. It was a roller coaster of the year. I mean you know. It started off strong. But then march and april and may and june was a bit of a drought as it related to emanate activity for all the reasons imagine just given the uncertainty covid bra and what we saw was more an rescue financing or financing on the part of healthy companies to extend out maturity's or to refinance. By the time we got to the end of the year all cylinders were firing meaning. Gdp now back on the rebound after a very precipitous. Drop in the second quarter. And that has given rise to confidence and therefore more strategic emanate activity and so you know investment banking worked. Its way out of the mid year. Gully in terms of pollen back to a level of activity. That's now spilling over into january just given a strength back lot global markets by contrast didn't experience the downturn in just the opposite it was in the depth of the crisis in through the second third quarter that their resources of financial engines human capital being brought to the table. We're sort of most in need. And they stepped forward across all of equity's all businesses in check to really help our clients intermediate risk flows and react themselves to challenges that they were experiencing during the severity of the downturn and so you saw global markets perform exceptionally well in the heat of the pandemic reflecting. All that is what we think is good in great about our franchise in terms of risks and the like and so you know that played. Well an continued strong throughout the year in asset management as a management was playing really to strategic pivot. Which was the firm is looking to in effect. Recalibrate itself such that. We're doing less capital intensive unbalanced sheet investing and looking to raise more third party funds or which we look to make investments and that got off notwithstanding the fact that all meetings were over zoom the like often extraordinary start with that group annette business raising about forty billion dollars of funds in these new funds and perhaps most significantly doing it with a wider broader deeper clients that had not historically invested with goldman sachs and so they turn that strategic vivid very well and then finally consumer and wealth management. You know the core business of wealth management continued to perform and stay close to clients in the volatility that the year showed us an equally. The consumer business is itself on a very positive credit played. Well it was managed well customer system plans were put in place and so credit was managed well in consumer and now we're about to pivot to the introduction of new products like checking in wealth that i think will round out. You know the business such that. It's not a bespoke set products. But more of a holistic comprehensive business so performance is obviously driven in part over the course of the year by just no sheer top line revenue growth the firm's revenues up twenty two percent over the course of the year because clients were busy inactive and we're transacting but talk a little bit about some of the less glamorous side of the business you know efficiency efforts rece- management operational execution that was really challenged by the pandemic and remote work talk about how those areas drove performances. Well sure will look. I inform us. I think it's important to call out just the nature of our forty thousand employees and character that they demonstrated notwithstanding all of the personal and professional challenges. That covid brought on in the ten or eleven months that we've been living through this. There's not one day when the pl showed up late there wasn't one day when risk reports were presented on time and accurate and told me that as we were in the darkest moments of march. I'm not sure. I would have believed that to have ultimately been the case throughout the year but it was and it says everything about the nature and character and diligence and talent that sits within the organization. I would say from a financial point of view. Risk was obviously maintained and watched over and frankly it was done in a real hands on way at the highest levels of the organization. Meaning you saw it as our ceo. John is our ceo and myself as the cfo. Each and every day during the most challenging moments of the crisis sitting down every day and assessing risk with. Brian lee and his team. And that's an important observation. Nobody was calling it in so to speak and management the risks. We always talk about as being kind of foundational to the firm but you really sought in all of its trappings during the volatility the crisis presented. And then i'd say on the business side. Particularly within global markets being able to manage risk in intermediate flows requires kind of a risk calibration. Such you continue to see velocity turning balancing you. Don't want to be lugging around so to speak. You know quantum of risk in a difficult market even if it is facilitate client flows in so our team was really pretty agile in terms of how they managed risks and then lastly way in which controllers treasury helped manage the kind of rollercoaster ride on both liquidity capital by the way amidst all of what was going on in covid. Obviously we were hit with a seat car result in twenty twenty that was surprising and surprising to the high saad. Yet you know. The organization didn't miss a beat and rallied to the capital level. It needed to be at without. I think you know sacrificing the ability for us to serve our clients so we go minute. Prides itself on its technological prowess in we've always viewed goldman is a competitive advantage. There across a lot of different. She's people talked about. How technology has gone fast forward in different industries. What did that look like at the bank. And what technological innovations. Move faster than you expected at the beginning of the year. I'd say out of the box. Okay the ability to facilitate the functioning of the firm across forty thousand offices namely everybody's living room and bedroom closet all came to the screaming front edge of what needed to get done and art technology teams. Were in a position to make sure that you had all that we needed such that. All forty thousand of us certainly at the beginning could work from home and the firm would be function and it was of a more profound no-doubt longer time line. I would say two things one in the incumbent businesses so let's take global markets. The introduction of significant digital trading platforms became ever more relevant in coded. So you saw desire on the part of clients to orchestrate big portfolio trades and to do it on our digital platform whether that was in credit or in commodities and part of that i think was already in the works but it's acceleration sort of came about through covert. We never thought that it was only us that was working at home but rather our clients were working at home and so the ability to use digital platforms was basically goldman sachs meeting its clients where they wanted to transact business and i think that accelerated would inevitably was a shift already in play for more digital trading platforms. And i think it says a lot about the firm. The firm has historically been known as kind of labor intensive low volume high touch and now we've introduced on an accelerated basis and of low touch high volume digital transacting. And that moved us along pretty hard and i think it's to the competency of our technology teams and the business to do it. The second one is in the new business and so the introduction and the acceleration continued build around transaction banking and our consumer platform. Went on unabated. And we're now with two hundred plus clients on our transaction banking platform and millions of customers on our consumer platform and again about to launch into of marcus invest and are checking at form as well so one of the questions that came up time and time again in the call with investors and analysts was whether the performance they've goldman delivered over the course of twenty twenty is sustainable in that question to hobart different ways but it basically boils down to this like how much of the success that we saw last year in the profitability that the firm was able to deliver was unique to the environment of last year which was not a normal one by any stretch the imagination so to be plain spoken about it. There's some that i'm confident. And there are some aspects of the answer to that question that. I just don't know where i'm confident. Dan is that the firm has structurally changed the way in which its running certain of its businesses. Let's just say global markets as an example. We've taken cost out of that business. We've redeployed capital to hire returning proposition in that business but making most significantly to the question is we've taken our wallet share up. Meaning you've grown wallet. Share about one hundred and twenty basis points in that business meaning. We're capturing more of what the client is spending in another indicator of that. Is you know the focus on the client. Relationship as opposed to the transaction has put us in a position where as we said it investor day we aim to be in the top three among the top one hundred most prolific most significant clients in global markets. And we were about fifty one. We've now moved into the mid sixteenth just in terms of the number of clients where we ourselves as number three. So that's the part i know. I know we have greater walla chair. I know we have greater client relationships. I know that we are point. Capital better and. I know that we're more agile in the context of the way in which we growing our business when i don't know is what the industry or the market will present us and so we make capture at or better than the share. We've grown into but that may be of a smaller pie in the context of what twenty twenty one looks like relative to twenty. So what sustainable. What sustainable is what we're in control of and what is in question is what the market presents. But i'm confident in our ability to capture are growing share if not better in a market that may or may not look like the one. We just laughed. So when you laid out medium-term targets last year at the investor day you qualified it a very important phrase saying these are based on normalized operating environment. Now you had no idea how much that phrase might resonate in the days ahead but it was anything but normalized over the course of the year. How do you think about those targets now. Not the were normalized environment. But how do you think about at a time. With such great uncertainty about the course of the economy activity our clients are going to pursue. And you know what the environment that we're gonna be operating in over the next couple of years. Local had no idea how prophetic we would be in the context of you know putting that sort of caveat there but you're right to say among the things we didn't have foresight on was just the dramatic turn of events involving kovin mean what we were thinking in the context of putting that out there is that if the market ground much slower meaning we went into kind of more of a recessionary tone then only as good as the opportunity said that we plan and that was really the fought going in what played out over. The course of twenty twenty was anything but normal but would it did present were kind of unique opportunities for goldman. Do candidly what it does. Best which is step into the service of its clients and you know when clients needed during the early days of the pandemic needed to re skull dory manage their own risk and look to us to make a market in liquid or illiquid securities. We ran to it and not away from and you know that proved economically or financially positive for us and so we didn't participate. This market is market presented opportunities. Were we could be in the service of clients on the core question of. How do i feel about the targets. As i said the other day publicly. I think we feel very confident. In our ability to achieve the in fact if anything. I think looking back on. Twenty twenty. Were probably as convicted around the objectives. Who set for ourselves as we were even back last january meeting the need to give it a less capital intensive activity more important now than we knew if ability to create a more durable set of revenue stream more relevant to us now than it even was then know the ability to run to and for our clients undeniably more relevant now than it was then and so again not that we saw all of this coming. But in retrospect i think you know the performance of the firm was validating more than it was repudiating of what we sit out for ourselves as objectives a year ago so one of the other goals investor day was literally. Open up the firm more transparent. Let people in the secret temple. See what happens inside here. How's the firm done on that front and how's it affected the way people operate here over the last year so while i'd like to think we a honestly in the category of transparency and engagement and i say that a number of levels but of course the invest community will be the final arbiter of that but as we said earlier we recast our segments more to reflect a much more transparent view into the way in which you know we run the firm in the context of our earnings calls. Now both david and i as the cfo do those together. And we have presentations that accompany them. In order that we can give art investor base and various constituencies. a much. Better feel than just to hear anybody on the phone to talk about results but we give more color more flavor more data and information the fact that we had an investor day was kind of an unknown proposition at this firm for the many years that i've been here and i think to do the update and just look at the volume of information that we've put into the hands of the market about how the firm operates. I think we're no longer the secret temple. And i think that's inherently a good thing for our employees for our shareholders and for a variety of different constituency and. I don't think we've given up much in the way of our competitive standing by putting that information out there and being more transparent i think if anything we probably have brought ourselves and added measure of credibility with a variety of constituencies. So i can't talk to the cfo goldman without talking about capital. The consistently has capital requirements that are said essentially by the fed accords with stress. Testing protocols allow that was done you know right before the pandemic the requirements. But you know one. We had a real life stress test in the real world then. The fed has since run some alternative models over the course of last year. Hadn't you think about stress testing and what it means for the firm and how you manage the firm's capital well i mean at a baseline it is our reality and so we need to manage the firms such that we can be pretty quick and nimble in the context of capital based on what the fed will otherwise you know provide to us by way of requirement and from his long history of that he was certainly tested in the context of the last twelve to fifteen months. As you rightly say we live through a stress test and the fed was estate. Could giving us their view on where we needed to live. And we were surprised. Obviously in the context of the results of twenty twenty but that notwithstanding the firm rose quickly to the occasion and put ourselves in a position where we operate at a buffer to our minimum we operated a buffer nut purely as a defensive move frankly offensive. Move meaning i always want our businesses to be in a position where they can suddenly be in the service of our clients without worrying that they are running afoul of our minimum capital levels. And so that's why you run a buffer. It's more offensive for us than it is defensive but this firm has very quick response nine. It was true back win. Tax law changes happened in seventeen and we needed to adapt to changing burdens and capital. It happened in c- card twenty twenty and then obviously we had the interim see car which is not binding but nonetheless reflected at of a lower capital requirement least implied by the firm. The one thing we control the one thing we can do is work to execute on our strategy. Which is we are intending to take down stress. Loss capital intensity of the business. The pivot to alternatives and third party funding from unbalanced sheet. Investing is a critical example of that. And so we're doing what we can lower the perception of the capital density intensity of the firm and our view is that the car test will follow. Not leaving that alone. We are otherwise engaged with the fed as we had a very public petition of the fed on the seat car results last year to sort of point out areas where we don't think the fed's models necessarily aboard with the idiosyncratic nature of our own business. Now whether it was successful on that petition or not. We'll see over taking action ourselves to put us in a better position both with respect to capitol objectively but equally with respect to where you know the feds models on see car ultimately yield wasn't really eluded to this. There wasn't really a playbook for dressing the crisis. There never is not one that i found right. So you've held a lot of different leadership roles at the firm with experiences that help guide you through navigating the crisis. Last year i saw a sign in front of the store the other day that said stay calm and carry on which sounded like a very british statement. And i think that's been true of the various crises that i've sort of worked. Which is i think you organizations that do best. And i think this one haunts pretty tight to it actually stays calm and comes together with kind of careful and deliberate of moves about outs can comport itself and alike. It's an organization that is always at the ready. It doesn't always know what it's at the ready for. But it's at the ready and the fact people kind of rally to don't run away from challenges. In circumstances that beset the firm. I think only point on the strength of the organization and so there was no playbook. There was no playbook on the weekend of march fourteenth and fifteenth to say. What do you do when there's an operational seizure in broad banking industry. And how do you act. But you know people rally. An ideas are exchanged and the organization. Accent reacts fairly quickly and efficiently but ultimately it stays calm and you know commits itself to what's right and always hold the client at that true north and i think those are variables that acquit the firm to react to a crisis not one that looks like the other and in this particular one i think it no doubt help never once have the banks been seen as kind of the epicenter or the protagonist perhaps as people thought about in the financial crisis of decade or more ago and so that helps circumstances. But you know. I think we carried forward and so there was no plan. There was no look section. Four page three certain tone and demeanor cadence to weigh this organization response to crisis. That served it well again. So beyond the pandemic defining focus for twenty twenty was unfortunately but maybe have some good long-term effects the quest for racial equity social justice in the wake of george villains murder other tragic events of that sort had the from address those issues and are there any other themes that were prominent in twenty twenty outside or beyond the pandemic. Well i think the firm turned to a greater reliance on kind of an open forum and dialogue which oddly enough was easier to facilitate using zoom than it probably would have been in a more normal period where we would have convened townhall. And who knows who would have attended didn't work. And i wasn't at office and so on and so forth and so in a kinda unique way the fact that we were all home but tuned in any gauge over zoom made that connectivity. Oddly easier and it made it easier to bring to the fore a whole host of different issues that rose of the course of the year. You were focused on the petition for racial equity and the challenges along racial lines and there were a range of other social issues that came up over the course of the year not least of which was the social challenge dynamic of covid but all of these were sort of spoken about in kind of zoom town square and i thought that was really healthy. I think all of us at the firm considered of put ourselves back to you. Know the one two or several and zoom count halls that we hell it as a firm as a partnership around racial equity and they became charged and emotional and in some sense raw and in that regard quite effective at hitting everybody even those that have thought of themselves as being more advanced thinkers on the topic but it hit at issues that people were not entirely aware of or tune to and i thought that was quite healthy and only rose by virtue of the moment we are in so i think a lot of us were happy to put last year behind us and hope for the future for you. What are you most excited about. For the firm in twenty twenty one and beyond. Well i think for the firm. I think twenty twenty one is a year of more than it is kind of a year of proclamation meaning. I'm thinking we open twenty twenty with investor day in kind of ended it with a reprise of investor day and we executed extraordinarily. Well as i've been talking over the last couple of minutes. But i think twenty twenty one is going to be a year where they're certainly aspiration to achieve or go back to a period of normalcy. And i think the firm needs to put its nose to the grindstone and execute to what it is set out for itself. And i think we're structurally in a better place to do it. Having lived through two thousand twenty and having accomplished a decent amount of what we said as an aspiration for ourselves by twenty twenty two. And so i think twenty twenty one is the year of execution very clearly. And how about you personally. What are you looking forward to this year. A view making it outside of the new york city count limits. That would be nice. Listen i mean living for the day where we'd not wearing a mask that there's not a swab up our collective noses you know that were back in a bar and talking to people and you know you're an iron room together talking about issues germane to the firm. I mean it's small things in life. Honestly that would be a big giant first. Step back to sort of normalcy. And i'm optimistic. That will get there. I think notwithstanding the sort of initial challenges of vaccine every hope and expectation is that we'll be ample doses in people be getting vaccinated faster. But i think david was right as to what he said on the earnings call. Which is if we don't achieve that. The prospect of economic growth becomes more challenging. But you know. I'm marginally more optimistic. That in fact we will notwithstanding the challenges in battle being the small things back in life that i think we crave i heard somebody say other day that they never thought that they would say this but they have a craving to newark airport and get on a plane and that says everything about just the desire to get back to kind of what we knew. Fear pining away for laguardia than it's really really desperate times Either but even that's new shake so like there's there's reason to be optimistic stephen. Thank you for joining us today. Always great to have you on pleasure. That concludes this episode exchanges. Goldman sachs. Thank you very much for listening. If you enjoyed this show. We hope you subscribe at apple. Podcast will be reading a comment case. You missed it. Check out our other up. 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Houston Police Department Shooting - No-Knock Warrant | EPISODE 5
"In today's global economy. Quality matters Benjamin Franklin once quit the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten Oualadi matters is here to talk about all things quality. So whether you're looking to improve your business getting ready for an audit or dealing with failed. Inspections to check us out. Then get back to doing work that matters. Hey, all I'm Dr. We're here with our quality matters podcasts. I have a feeling you'll hear some bloopers colleagues to start recording before I know he's recording. So he he says he wants to put together a blooper reel always already on the tail in the first six of these. Oh, I'm so excited. All right. This one might go along and might not. I don't know how it's gonna go where we're a little nervous to do this one a little bit. Kyle's has a big philosophy. We don't want to get political. No, I agree with Kyle. I am not a political person. I don't follow it very closely. So I kind of want to preface this podcast by saying nothing is intended to be political. I know that there's news and media outlets that are one party or the other. But I couldn't tell you which media outlets are which parties, so I've pulled some articles from different places, and they just are what they are. So bear with us. This is something kind of different as you guys know, we like to find different ways different things that can be audited that people don't usually think about sounds good this role with Qasr little nervous. Good 'Y'all hang with us. All right. So recently, you may have heard about this. It was national news Houston. Police department served. A no knock warrant on January twenty eighth twenty nineteen when we first heard about this. It was, you know, five officers down and then the hospital and everybody pray for the officers and most definitely so two of the suspect. The two suspects were shot and killed as well. But then very quickly it came out that maybe the officers weren't doing what they were supposed to be. Oh, maybe some not conformed ease or some some nonconformity. Is. There we go. I told you gonna keep me on track to use the right words, and then of this diminish the work that any of these brave men and women do absolutely not we totally respect our police officers. We back the blue one hundred percent. So I'm gonna kinda give the backstory because I don't even know that L is very familiar with everything that happened. He's always surprised by these when we come in here. So from what I've read like I said, I've read several different articles. What precipitated the investigation was a phone call saying from the females mother, the female suspects mother saying that the daughter was either. Doing heroin and her home or dealing heroin. I can't remember which so the police started to investigate it was I believe a two week investigation. And the warrant was applied for by one officer in the warrant he states that he used a confidential informant goes into lots of details warrants available online publicly the confidential informant reported buying heroin. And you know, there's a whole thing they go to they used money from the police officers and return the heroin back to the police and all these kind of standard procedures standard things. So the confidential informant replied that there was more bundles of heroin there was a gun close by on the premises. So that's what precipitated the no not warrant. So let's back up a little bit to get a warrant. What do you need? I don't know what he don't know. So I will tell you. The fourth amendment is where warrants come from. And you just have to establish probable cause for the warrant to the satisfaction of judge and the officer has to make an what they call an oath of affirmation, basically saying, I swear it's true. The no knock warrant comes into play. Where you think there will be violence? You know, they have reasonably this going to be dangerous to the officers. So you want to surprise the suspects? So that you have an upper hand kind of thing. I can appreciate that. So based on this confidential informant. He said there was a gun right officers. Experience are that whenever there's a gun involved. It's there to protect the drugs and to protect themselves and will probably be used on an officer. So that was the justification for the no knock warrant judge issued. The no knock warrant and within. I think. Like three hours. They were all there. No lottery, boxers Wrigley happened much quickly than I imagined in my head serving warrants. So that's kind of that part of it. Now to talk about what happened when they actually came and serve the warrant one officer bus open the door. And you know, I imagine from what I've seen on TV. They bus over the north. We search work, you know, they're bussing open the door a second officer enters behind the first officer the best open the door. There's a dog. A pit bull that starts attacking the officers dogs immediately shot and killed. A male suspect. And of course, this is a report of the officers. So a male suspects approach from the back of the house firing a gun k the second officer was shot. I think maybe in the shoulder and fell on the couch when he got shot when he fell on the couch, the female suspect came and was reaching over him for his gun a while. So. Another officer was shot by the male suspect at which point the police just kinda opened fired opened fire. Charging females reaching for the officer's gun. One person's been shot. They've been tacked by pit bull. And as you can imagine I'm sure this was all happening within second very quickly. Yeah. So they opened fire immediately killed the female, and then the male engage in fire battle gun battle, the officers retreated as the mail continued shooting, and he was shot and killed in the fire and the gunfire. So then from what I've gathered from researching this and reading this after you serve a warrant you have to turn in. I believe called a writ something called a return warrant, so what did you find at the place, and it shows that they recovered two, shotguns, three rifles some marijuana what they believe to be cocaine or the synthetic opioid fennel. The key. Here is no hair was found. Yeah. So. And that's all reason were there to begin with. They clearly had no warning. Right. The people had no warning. It was a no knock warrant so we decided to do this. Because one day I was watching TV and my show got interrupted for a news brave, which I don't usually watch. But I'd heard bits and pieces about what was coming out. And I said, oh and Kyle happened to call me while I was watching this and say, this is really cool. And so we thought we could look at it from an audit perspective. Maybe what things need to be changed? And y'all look we are not police professionals. Don't wanna be police professionals. And from what I understand from that news briefing. They've already got three or four different committees and departments and things investigating this and probably gonna recommend some changes and things like that. We decided to be fun to talk about it on here from an audit quality. So I mean, I think you start with the fourth amendment and how you get a search warrant. A simple is what I'm reading it. Looks like there's not a lot of what checks and balances. Is that the right word lemon? Sure. But I would think in. Let's just go back to to the business world and something here we need to have a. You know, a critical customer request which for the police department who's the customer the citizen. They're they're they're the costumer. So in business if you ever critical customer requirement. Sometimes eat you have to use very short order procedures to get the job done. So if they request a critical change should the product. Maybe you don't have time to vet it as as well as like because requirements coming from the customer and the customer she have to satisfy. So sometimes it's a little more lax than if you're signing a brand new product from from scratch. Let's weird analogy, but just bear with me for a minute. So the customer says he want this this change they want a piece of the component removed. We may not one hundred percent sure that's a good idea. But you run it up the chain iota management. You'll tune engineer in this case to an officer can go to a judge and they say yes run with it. We have to be prepared for McCovey ramifications. Ryan you run with it. Right. So I don't know. I it's it's hard to say. I think I mean, I agree at the catch twenty two when you know, something going on and you need their rectify that situation quickly unique quick approval. Yeah. You need that. But I also feel like you need somebody in the background. Well, I mean, I guess that's what you say. You're going up the chain. That's the judge. He's the guy that saying, okay. I agree. But he's basing it off of this one officer that says, yes, I okay. The jets Isler, it's true. So another piece that you may not know about there was no heroin found. So then they started looking more closely. His warrants. And they went to all the confidential informants as officers ever dealt with could find no confidential informant that had anything to do with this by. Yeah. See this is the thing with the kind of these critical customer quest those kind of silly analogy, I think it actually works here is if your customer is asking you to perform a modification on a product that's never been tested never been done. And you're gonna go with verbal on that it's kind of silly. I'd want more. I'd want something on paper that they had signed off on before. I even ran it up the chain. Well, the confidential informant though, that's the whole point. They're confidential they're not going to keep helping you. If they have to say, hey, if me I was the snitch because that jeopardizes their life true out in the real world. So I don't know the solution should be. But I'm telling you for anything like that. I wanna have my ducks in a row before for did something drastic and. I'm trying to think of the right word to say this without. I don't know, you know, he had forty five. I think they said Forty-five confidential informants that I could have made that number up. I don't know. It was a significant number of confidential informants. But you know, they could also say no, I wasn't the guy be the guy just because they don't want to be involved in. What's going on? You know? Yeah. There's you know, people are people they are. So so that's what prompted the investigation to say. Hey, not only was there. No heroin, and that was the point of going into this house with a no knock warrant. Now. Turns out the no knock warrant was needed because they did have a gun, and they were ready to open fire on police officers. But the whole reason for going in there was heroin, and it wasn't there. So so we've talked about, you know, things audit. Maybe how to get a search warrant. They said that they have to describe the premises described the suspects that was all done every was done according to plan. So you know, maybe audit that how we how we talked about that a little bit. The second thing we could audit is maybe again trying to think of the right way to where this, but this plenary actions how they're handled the character of officer. Oops, turns out this officer has been on the force since nineteen eighty four. He has ten negative incidents on his record. Okay. It's over thirty five year period. So, you know. Yeah. And those this is you know, I was reading one of the articles that was listing. There's one article in particular that kind of went through his negative history. Some of the incidents were his fault. Some of them weren't some of them were while on the job some of them weren't on the job, you know. So it's like you can't really nothing really major glaring. But what some of it was majoring glaring. But you know, we we back the blue. We're not here to talk about about anybody. But maybe just look at this plenary actions and as like input into the process of shoeing warrant. Yeah. Like is he qualified to swear an oath to ask for a warrant. It's a good point. Again. We don't know nearly enough to facts these are all kind of hypotheticals to somebody real looking at here. Right. But now this point and again. It's a similar with in our last by cast, and we talked about suppliers, right? She got different levels suppliers. Yeah. Okay. So maybe officers with you know, this outstanding record and combinations. They could go for no not warrant because also had many accolades to his history. So I just you know, I think maybe the police department as a whole says, okay, once you've had this number of disciplinary actions or you had this kind of disciplinary you are eliminated from asking for a warrant or a no knock warrant or you know, whatever something like that could be audited. And I think this fair in again with any kind of split chain management you run into that as well. I kind of see the officers here as suppliers for the customers. Right. They're supplying protection. So they are the spires in this process. When you rate your suppliers at some point, you do say you are out. You cannot provide quality critical services for us anymore will use you for all sorts of other stuff, and you're going to be a great great supplier of ours. But for anything's quality critical you're out or you're on probation from it for a period of time or something along those lines. So I think that's fair. Yeah. If we could back up a little bit though. So some companies some organizations provide really really standardized services right now, they make the same widget over and over they make paper products, the same paper products over and over. They really pretty rarely get the customer quest. And I'm sure many people listening here you've called someone in one at a product. And they said, no, we don't make that. And that was the end of the conversation 'cause they don't do anything custom. No tech squad assurance. We do everything. Custom. Right. So we are well accustomed to these unique solutions, and let me tell you. Advanced planning is oh important for these. Unique solutions because I need to know ahead of time. So many of the problems I'm going to run into we have a scope well-defined, and you know. You know as goofy. Is it sounds these custom solutions we've practiced providing a lot of times, it's like a what of the websites that we ride for services, we've gone through that custom process. A lot of pretty well know what to intimidate in Winton -ticipant. I would be curious how much training the officers involved in this operation had in these type of for lack of a better word combat situations. Yeah. The adequately trained to enter a home in these in this scenario and in read anything about training. So I don't I mean, we can't say, yes. Or no to that. I would hope so it sounded like from what I read that. This officer is on a team narcotic team that has worked well or maybe division that has worked well together. So that's the other thing. I kind of wanted to address like this officer in particular is the one that's under fire so to speak, well that was probably a bad term to use. But he's the one being investigated. You know, because he's the one that applied for the warrant. He's the one that said I had the confidential informant, but I wonder how much of it was a team process and he's the one being investigated because he filed for the warrant true. So you know, he's taking the blame. And and the other thing about all. This that sad is that, you know, the two suspects are dead and five officers went to the hospital, and I think two of them still in the hospital. So and that's what sad about it. And we're not here to nitpick what people do, but when you have critical processes you can't afford to miss a step things. You can't go wrong and they go badly wrong. And it's hard because like you says the police department they have I mean, God bless the police because they have to think on their feet come up with quick solutions. And they're always being judged by the customer. So they're constantly being you know, I know any knock on what I haven't been pulled over a long time. But anytime I get pulled over they always come out and say, you know, I pulled you over and I always say. You know, things like this see again relating to the business world is you've got customer satisfaction 'cause. Yeah. And without getting into the. On that right now because you said customer loyalty. So that's the big thing right now. And that's what I saw on the briefing is that now the trust is broken. I'm sure there's some sort of political divide there. I don't like I said, I don't follow it. I don't follow it. So I couldn't even tell you what it is. But you know, the trust is broken now because this police officer the citizens feel like lied to get the search warrant and now two of their fellow customer citizens are dead five, you know, an even the people that are probably insupportable officers are still upset because now five officers have been shot because of what happened whether he lied or he didn't lie or whatever happened now because of this warrant where they can't find a confidential informant. And so they're saying he lied now they have to reinvestigate all the cases that he was ever involved in and that is a mass. But that happens again in the business world of. You know? Let's just imagine that we're working with food safety. Right. Dealing with food safety. And like this happened with blue bell, right and people start dying. Oh, yeah. Not trying to get into the whole history. But you know, when something goes wrong, you can't just address the one time issue, especially when something big goes wrong. And I would think five officers being shot in the hospital two people dead. That's Bishen and very public national news. It is. And let's face it in the business world, we investigate those things that affect our customer satisfaction more than investigate those things that don't impact traction. And the people the citizens of the city Houston are the customer. Yeah. So you have to really investigate it and say that you found that the reason that these people were getting sick was because of a bad measuring device. Okay. So we're back on blue bell. Okay. So from a bad measuring device will now you have to go through in check, the quality of the product of everything that devise measured since it was last calibration, and then you may need to go through and check everything those calibrated by the calibration company. Right. And so this one big issue can spun millions and millions of dollars of law. Exactly. And so I think I heard that it was over fourteen hundred cases, the he's been involved. I mean, he's been on the force for thirty five years a lot. So now, they're going to have to investigate all those cases. And so now think about it because you're talking about blue bell, a private company and their profit as their profit will HP as not a private company. That's the tax payers money knowing can build them out and rebuild them. So, you know, the tax payers are going to be upset because not I mean, the whole situation. Now their money has to go to invest. Gate, all these cases. And like I said, and then the time of all these other entities that are involved in investigate any disruption. This is going to cost to ongoing investigations. Yeah. It's just the cost can't be fathomed. So to go back a little bit. I will say that they have already discussed the no knock warrants, you know, and they've talked about especially in Texas. It's probably not a good idea to have no more because we believe in our guns, and you know, you and I talked about this a little bit. You know, we are law abiding citizens. We do everything that we're supposed to do. And let's say that they got a confidential that we had drugs in our house. We don't but say they came in with a no knock warrant. He's going to get shot because we know that we're following the law. We know we're doing nothing wrong. So somebody's busting into our house. It's to come cause us harm. So they talked about especially in Texas. There's no knock warrants or really dangerous. So I believe I heard the chief of police say that they're going to evaluate that. And they may have already changed it that either he has to approve a no knock warrant or one of his two right hand. People have kind of started this this with and I think that's a great solution because the bigger the intervention the more prove you need to have in place just needs to be that way. Yeah. So they've already, you know, I commend them for that. They already said, hey, we've gotta have something in place for the no knock warrant, I think, you know. Well, I don't know. Maybe that's where the citizens were coming down the hardest on because if they hadn't done the no not knows how this could have turned out. And when I hear it investigated at all, we know. It's a great real world example things considered like you would go in and audit. It's just always consider in. This is the probably the most exaggerated case. We may talk about. Yeah. To pull something forget events and say, hey, look at this. Well, you know, a little bit of safety consulting safety manager for a while. And my boys are tired of hearing me say it is there's no such thing as an accident and tell them there's only carelessness and recklessness. Yeah. And I'm not in this world that these officers live all but seems zero tolerance for accidents that we have in the oilfields. I wonder I would be curious. And if anyone's listening to this it is an officer. I would love to talk to you in legitimately learn more about what you have in place because I'm very interested. Yeah. And I try to do a little research on it. And I couldn't get anywhere very fast. And I hope that you. Is our listeners realize that we're not no, we're not bad mouthing anybody. We're trying to stick to the facts as faucet. It's a great learning opportunity for anyone in any industry. Yeah. This is a great changes one seems to be more of a hot button topic and more sensitive because you know, you got the good guys trying to do the good thing that hadn't has not turned out. So well in those situations, so but no, this is a great topic. I appreciate you putting everything together knows a lot of work. Yeah. Kyle said seriously, if there is somebody out there that knows more about this and would like to comment and come on our podcast and talk about it. Please. Please. Do we like to have some more information, and we'd like to hear your side of it? Yeah. Absolutely. We welcome comments below on the podcast or you can find her phone numbers on our website at takes quality assurance and love to have you on and talk to you more about it. Thank you very much. No way. Are we ready? Are you ready? Are you recording already? Okay.
India plans its own space station and Mars 2020 Updates
"You're listening to the space news pod. So that means you like podcasts. And you probably like music too. So on Spotify, you can listen to all of those things, all your podcasts, and all of your music in one place, and you don't need a premium account. They have a huge catalog of podcasts on every topic including space news pod. You can follow your favorite podcast. He never miss episodes. Download episodes. Listen to offline and easily share what you're listening to with your friends with Spotify integrations with social media platforms like Instagram. So just search for space news pod on the Spotify app. Browse podcasts in the your library tab and follow me. So you never miss an episode of space news. Pod Spotify, the world's leading music, streaming service in now it can be your go-to for podcasts too. Hello. And welcome back to the space news. Pot daily podcast about space science and tech. I'm your host will Walden in this episode. I'm going to be talking about Mars twenty twenty how they're going to help humanity settled on the red planet, and also India is making their own space station, and they're going to also do separate missions to study the sun in, Venus. So what their plan is they're going to send a over to the moon soon later this year in September. I believe September six believe that's when it's gonna land, they're gonna have an arbiter, they're going to have a Lander on the moon, and they're also going to have a Rover as Rovers going to do a little bit of science. But after that, right after they do the moon landing, they wanna do a Mars landing to the also wanna do a manned mission, which is crazy because. You know, the US in Russia in China and Japan are manned mission countries. Right. So he wants to get into the game. And they wanna have I man mission in twenty twenty two. So twenty twenty two it's about the same time it will commemorate seventy five years of independence, from Britain in, they have about one point five billion dollars for this mission. So in twenty twenty two we'll have humans from Indian space and the chairman of the ISO rue, the DNC space research organization said we have to sustain the program after the launch of the human space mission. In this context, India is planning to have its own space station while navigation communication, in earth observation are going to be the bread and butter for us, it is mission such as the moon mission in the Mars, Mitch. Shen the human mission that except the youth unite the nation and also pay a technological seed for the future. They're actually going to do human missions Mars missions space station, and they're going to do it all relatively soon. So we will see if we, if we make it for the next excuse me, twenty years, or so, we make it in the next twenty years. We're still around. We'll be able to see in Indian space station, not just the ISS because he I s s will be decommissioned, eventually in Nastase actually can renting it out pretty soon. They'll be renting it out to private people people with enough money will be able to take a vacation on the space station, which is absolutely insane it, if I had a couple of million dollars to throw around I definitely go up there. It's a kind of a once in a lifetime opportunity, you'd get to see the earth with the space station, going back to India. Are they said? That's the ram Bishen. We want to have a separate space station. We will launch a small module for conducting microgravity experiments. And they aim to send a crew of two or three people to space for a period of up to seven days, and the spacecraft will be placed in low-earth orbit of three hundred to four hundred kilometers, which one hundred eighty six to two hundred forty eight miles, so the beginning stages are, hey, we're gonna get this idea out there and we're going to start working on it. We're going to start doing the technology to get to work in, then they're going to start building out the space station, putting the pieces into place, launching the modules. And then you know once you get the module up there, if some people up there. So hopefully they can can get that going, which should be pretty awesome. I'm really stoked about the moon landing to be honest with you because they're going to be landing in a crater in the south like the south. Polish of the moon south pole, so they will be doing science where no one has done science before no one's ever touched that before. We've had orbiters around the moon for a long time, but we haven't actually had a Rover down there. And that's what the new Indian mission is going to be accomplishing new science in a new place. And speaking about Mars and the moon have you checked out Magellan TV yet, you can get on any of your devices, Roku, Amazon fire TV apple TV Google play. I o s everything anything you want it on. You can check it out on any device, Magellan TV dot com slash space news pod. If you wanna get two months for free, go check it out. Go sign up cell free for two months from great filmmakers. Those people founded Magellan TV, and you can get really cool. Documentaries on there. I'm actually watching right now. I'm watching mirth of a black hole, and it's, it's thrilling. It's also calming and you just see how crazy black holes actually are like how how they're made and also how. Struck and crazy there. So check that out Magellan TV dot com slash space news pot. 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It's pretty simple. There is no minimum. Listen. Ship to start making money with anchor. So if you wanna make a little bit of money while having a cool podcast, while download the crap or go to anchor dot FM to get started and Mars twenty twenty which is a NASA mission in on this role, but there's actually a helicopter which is okay. Think about that for a second. There's a helicopter that's going to be on Mars, not a spacecraft, but in actual helicopter. It's like four pounds, it's something can hold your hands at something that you can, you know, a child could pick it up. But they're sending a freaking helicopter. Tomorrow's how insane is that? In twenty twenty four for female will be setting her foot on the surface of the moon. Follow by the next man on the moon. So this is kind of the next stage. Right. So twenty twenty they're sending a, a Mars Rover, which will be looking for signs of ancient life. It will be the first space craft in history to collect samples of the Martian surface, and they'll be putting them in tubes for later, it'll be they'll have all these things in tubes for later, the cashing them in, then they could be returned to earth in a future mission, which to me. Okay. So if, if you think about that, I, I gained Mars millions of miles away. We go there every once in a while with robots. Now we have a few robots. That's the only only thing that's on Mars. Right now, the only I guess being that's on Mars right now. Our Rovers human-made Rovers that are on Mars that we know of but this Rover this twenty twenty Rover could possibly find signs of ancient life on Mars. So when Mars twenty twenty gets done with their mission. Well, when they do the mission, I should say they're going to be looking for water. They're going to be looking for oxygen the going to be. Looking for ways for humans to survive in space? And the real situation here is okay. So this March twenty twenty Rover. It's kind of setting the standard for okay? What are humans going to be able to do on Mars? What are we going to find out? You need a steady supply of oxygen when you get there, you can't really transport a bunch of oxygen from earth. The Mars because it costs so much. It's huge. It's a huge tank and the tank like take of oxygen dozen last a really long time. So there's an experiment, the Mars oxygen in situ resource utilization experiment. The moxie. Okay. So say that really fast, it's exploring space, saving alternative that converts carbon dioxide, which is about ninety six percent of the Mars atmosphere, changes that into oxygen in moxie is a small scale demonstration, but it's a technology demonstration. Right. So you get this thing up there. He gets us device up there and because it can hopefully let's hope this works. In that a changes the atmosphere into oxygen while net the whole atmosphere. But it changes some bit at oxygen, which we can then store in tanks on the Martian surface for our human Landers. So. The good thing is. It's a small test in, then we can ramp it up. Right. So you gotta do these small tests like everything it's like software engineering. You do these small tests. Okay. What are the bugs? Let's fix the bugs. Let's figure out if this thing actually works or not, the, the code compiles. And if the code compiles, cool, it works. So let's make something better. So that's what this thing is going to be the moxie experiment is going to Mars oxygen in situ resource. Utilization experiment. Who that's a long? One Ness, always has a thing for that, right? There is make the longest names. So. Basically, once we get moxie all up and running in the next generation, and the next generation moxie, then we'll have oxygen readily available on the Martian surface for our astronauts in Mars. Twenty twenty also has something. For water on Mars. So they have the radar imager for marts subsurface experiment. The rim facts, the radar imager for Mars subsurface experiment. So many long names. So March twenty twenty scientists will use its high resolution images to look at berry geology, like Incheon lake beds, but the radar could be used to find stores of underground ice that astronauts could access to provide drinking water. So. Basically, it's radar that looks under the ground. It looks for ice and astronauts will have to go to this ice, chip it out. How were they doing they're gonna use heat or if they're just going to chip out like like the olden days, you know, with a pick axe or whatever to get that ice that water ice? Bring it back to camp, drinkable water. They have to of course, purify, it do all that put it through its tests. But once they get there, they'll be all good. And also spacesuits. Mars is full of dust, and radiation, right dust is everywhere. It sticks to solar panels. The planet doesn't actually really have a magnetic field anymore, so sun's radiation. It beats down on the Mars surface. And so there's another experiment, the Sherlock, which is the scanning habitable environments with. Raymond and luminescence for organics and chemicals. That is a long Sherlock. It's a piece of an astronaut's helmet and four kinds of fabric that are mounted on a calibration target for this instrument. Scientists will you Sherlock as well as a camera that photographs visible light. The study how the materials degrade in ultra violet radiation. So this is the first time that spacesuit material will be sent to Mars for testing in old provide really vital information for future, astronauts that, go to the red planet. So there's one more thing what else to humans need when they go to Mars. They need a place to stay. They'll need a place to live. They'll need a place to work. Because when you go to Mars, you're on your own man. It's like living on a desert up there, but there's no way to call home and get help. So it'll be five hundred days before you get help six hundred days before you can help from somebody on earth, so you gotta do it all yourself yet live on your own, and you have to make your own habitats. So Mars twenty twenty we'll collect science that may help engineers design, better shelters for these future, astronauts. And curiosity and insight for a couple of Landers already twenty twenty has weather instruments to study, how dust and radiation, behave in all seasons on Mars in it's called this is this is short at one, so it's not it's not a really crazy one but it's the metoo MED the Mars environmental dynamics analyzer, not too bad Cajal, NASA. Please keep this short. It's all I ask JPL as though, it's the next step in whether science for Marceau. When you get up tomorrow, it's like having a weathervane on the earth. It's like having the Weather Channel, but on Mars, so you have to know when these storms are going to, you have to know when you have to go inside because your shelter is your only way to survive on Mars other than your space suit, or if you have a Rover of eagle that you're driving around in. So that's the last thing, the Mars environmental dynamics analyzer, so March twenty twenty is going to be really cool. I can't wait for the scientists are happening because once that science is in place. We can start thinking about sending human beings to Mars, so I wanna say thank you to everybody who's been supporting the podcast make sure to hit the subscribe button. So you can get these episodes every single day. And I recorded this live on cast box. So if you wanna hear of live podcast, every time that I do wanna these go to cast box in search for space news. Pot in you'll get notified when I go live, so you know, it's about I do about a thirty minute show that I ended it down for the real podcast. Jesus. I literally just started doing today, so I got work with the audio a little bit get fine tuned in perfect. And why do that? It will be a way way better podcast combing forward. So thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to spend a here with me on a space news pod on him his will Walden, and I will see you soon.
Martin Rutte On How To Discover Why You Were Born
"I Kiani founder of mine valley the school for human transportation. You're listening to the minor league podcast where we'll be bringing you the greatest teachers and thought leaders on the planet discussed the world's most powerful ideas and personal growth for mind body, spirit and work. Welcome everyone to the mind valley podcast. So today, we're answering a pretty big question. Why are you here? Why were you born? If you believe that you are a soul inhabiting a human body while what's that sole here to do. And joining us is a remarkable, man. Martin route I got to know Martin a couple years ago when we were both on the transformational leadership council in Martin impressed me with a methodology he'd come up with call the heaven on earth questions three simple questions. You can ask yourself that are so profound the hell you unlock clues to why you are here in isn't that the ultimate question that we all need to ask ourselves studies show that when we live life would send submission with a sense of purpose. Not only are we happier in feeling more fulfilled, but we are better for the planet and better for each. Other because we often these missions and purpose not just about fuelling and benefiting ourselves but doing something benefit the other. And that's what these three questions help us unlock. What is your gift that your soul has decided that you're here to deliver to everyone else in the world? So let me tell you about Martin. So Martin is the founder of project heaven on appeasemenn credible speaker of interviewed him several times, and I wrote about him in heaven on questions in my book, the code of the extraordinary mind, I wrote about that Italy chapter call living your quest, which was really about finding your passion. Finding your mission. That chapter was turned into an EMMY nominated documentary and Martin was feature there. So Martin was the co author off chicken soup for the soul at work, which has been translated into twenty languages and sold. Get this one point one million copies. He's the president of livelihood a management consultant firm Santa Fe. New Mexico, which explores deep meaning of workmen its contribution to society. He works on the kitchen vision corporate spirit, performance management, creative leadership and for fifteen years. He's been exploring people's vision for the kind of world they long to create. He's worked with Sony Pictures southern edge. And he was the first Canadian to address the corporate leadership in ethics forum of Harvard Business School. He co-founded the chair of the board of the center for spirituality end the workplace, and he's an all-round hilarious, dude. And founded I proud to call a friend. So Martin welcome to the mind Bally park. That's it certainly got so dry reading your bio 'cause I just know you as Martin my friend that makes me laugh and gives the best hugs circular vision. What a delight to be with you. But also, I want to add a highly ridiculously accomplished friend, so Marcus let's start with the heaven. Another question. You've got a really fascinating story of how you stumbled upon the shot at with us. Yeah. Well, I am a management consultant. And as you said working with large corporations, Marion Merrell Dow consumer pharmaceuticals have in California Edison, as you said, I spoke at Harvard four times, the chicken soup book, which is a New York Times business bestseller was co author of that so very traditional corporate background. And I have led a lot of work on vision and about fifty twenty years ago, this idea popped into my head. Do we have a vision for the kind of world we want for the kind of life. We want for the kind of relationships we want because when I looked in the world. I thought we need something we need something more profound southern that engages people at a deeper level and the sock popped into my mind Bishen heaven on earth, and my first thought was oh my God. You can't say that people are thinking to be some kind of religious zealots tried to impose proselytize, a particular religious point of view. None of which was true. And then I thought, but wait a minute. I can talk to you about hell honors can I 'cause there's all. Ends of hell's on earth in the world economic political refugees problem hunger. So why can't we begin to talk about the kind of world we want? And then when you Lincoln with why am I here because I like, you very deeply believe that people have a purpose of why they're here and the first part of purposes discover what your purpose is and then deliver it. So that your life becomes a work of art, something that you're proud of something you're engaged with something that you have continuing energy energy energy energy on. So I began to talk to people about this idea. Cow me what heaven on earth is for you. Tell me I wouldn't tell anybody what it was. I wanted to ask over and over and over. And so what began to happen Bishen is these three questions began to distill out. And that's the basis of the book project have none earth and the work that I'm doing and what I'd like to do. Can I ask you the questions? And when I'm asking you the questions I'd like to people are listening to this podcast. To just hear the question in pause and put their own answering. This is so tastic for the done this before with you. And it's always been really mind blowing for me. So I love to do it again. 'cause I'd bet my aunt have changed. And last time I did this was twenty fifteen and those of you listening do this with us as Martinez to question, I want you to reflect on your own on service, so incompleteness basically a test dummy. But the important thing is that you are asking yourself these questions and few to go back in realistic to this podcast in the comfort of your home. Starting at the point where we are. Now when you can actually take a journal and write this down good. All right. So question one recall a time when you experienced heaven on earth, what was going on. Let me say that again recall a time when you experienced heaven on earth what was going on. So you want you to answer this now, please. Okay. Well, there were many many many such times. But one of the last time, I believe or experienced heaven on earth. Was in the middle of a fest. A festival of transformational event that mind body could sawn. So it wasn't evening. We were we've done so many so nipping and Sunday Neha or in grief in the all of these wonderful incredible people just sitting outside under the stars sharing personal journeys talking about personal growth talking about life. This nece people were laughing. There was incredible music background music playing in. I was there with friends with family. My kids were there. Other people with their with their kids and the energy of that space was something of cliffside. We were facing the sea, and it was the most beautiful experience. And I think why it was beautiful was the deep level of community and connection that was taking place on that clip side. And for those of you who are listening, whether you're driving I want you to ask yourself that question. Recall a time when you experienced heaven on earth, what was going on. If you have a pen handy, and you don't have to the putting a moving vehicle filthy to write it down if not just reflecting on it thinking about it. And I'm sure they might need many choices pick one. Yes. Yes. One or more up to you. All right, good. Let's go to question to Vic imagine that. You have a magic wand. And with this magic wand. Do you have a pen where you are right now. Fine, the get up or ruler anything. Imagine you have a magic wand in your hand. And with it you can have heaven on earth. What is heaven on earth for you, not what would it be? But what is it would see difference between? What would it be in? What is it? Very good. What would it be is conditional? It would be this. If is the implication as opposed to what it is is a declaration, which at the heart of it is what we're doing. We're declaring this is what heaven on earth is for me. And we're re invigorating the authority of declaration by you to create the kind of world you want? My see I see. And that's what you used to work. Magic wand. We literally want to get rid of the how and go to the what what? And that's why you see magic one. So we don't get obsessed with the how to get that. Because that's gonna shut us down. I'll come back and speak about that. Once we go through the questions this. To be related to answer for the first question, can or cannot UK survived it that I would see the world is one giant community that the idea of independent religions or the idea that your American, and I happened to immolation would be less important than the idea that we are co-inhabitants station that we would be able to seek the commonalities and us for ritual -ality that we would have a flagged that represents your identity, and my identity that as we live our lives. Also have our hot open to people who may not have the same freedom all the roof over their head that we have that we care and doing something about the one percent of the population today that asylum seekers or refugees, the one percent of Americans who are behind bars and feel like the world has given up on them. And the we live a life where it's not just about opposite of happiness. But it's about us dedicating hours of our day to ensuring that other people have opportunities in happiness that to me is heaven on earth earth clear, very clear vision. Now, just looking at your faith. I'm just looking at your energy. There's a softness quietness a that's it. The people who are listening to this podcast get to reflect on their own. So let sounds that second question. Again. Imagine you have a magic wand and with it you can right now create heaven on earth. What is heaven on earth for you? All right. Let's go to third question. What simple easy concrete step? Will you take the next twenty four hours to move? What you've just defined as having forward. What simple easy concrete step? Will you take the next twenty four hours to move that forward? Beautiful. Well, in my case, I I'm a family today. The American family mom by the name Agena in two kids, nineteen sixty they have to luxury of being able to live anywhere in the world what they chose to do was to go to Athens live close to a refugee camp and the two teenagers have decided to Fogel college with the support of the parents and start a school for refugee children, and I would love to film them into and shed their story with the world because I believe that these are real Americans. Real Americans are not people who call silence secrets criminals or talk about border wall. Real Americans people who used their power their wisdom, the strength of America to support people who don't have that luxury. And I felt that these two women despite being sixteen and nineteen was such exemplary leaders that world needs to hear the story. So back as Pacific question. What will you do in the next twenty four hours? I'm gonna film them and create a video about what they're doing and help releases to the world. So the storytelling very clear. So let's out that question again what simple easy concrete step? Will you take the next twenty four hours to move what you've just defined as heaven on earth forward? What simple easy concrete step? Will you take the next twenty four hours to move that forward? Now, let's go through the questions one by one question. One recall a time when you experienced heaven on earth, I want you to notice vision what you did. And what you did not do what you did. Is you answered my question a fast, and how beautiful it was with all those people and so on and so on what you did not do. And what no one does is say, what do you mean by heaven on earth mart? Nobody asked that question. So how do you know what I'm talking about? I didn't define it you defined it. And it's because I think you have within you something I call the already knowing about what heaven on earth is we talked earlier about why were you born? I think part of the knowing that you come in. With is what heaven on earth is for you. And part of your job. I suggest is to discover what that is in the in making that real. So that's question. One question two the magic one. Let's talk about that. The reason the question begins with imagine you have a magic wand and with it you can have heaven on earth what's heaven on earth through. And you spoke to a vision is because it removes the necessity of having to know how you're going to do it. How is not the first question. How is the second question? What is the first question? And if there's no necessity to know the how which the magic wand removes. Because the how is it's business. Not yours. Oh, I don't have to know how to do this. Well, let me tell you. What happened under is for me and bang you go right there when I do workshop seminar with two three hundred people are standing up sharing. It's incredible people know, and it has been for women. It's beginning now to show up for men women. Started crying women have solved and when they saw it threw me. But what I realized is because women no the femininos what happened on is. And it's been suppressed and this question allows it to explode. Then the third question. What simple easy concrete steps taken the next twenty four hours. I don't wanna leave it at question too. I want to have you engage and engage with the simplest of actions. You defined simple. One of the foundations. I'm discovering Bishen of heaven on earth is what's your simple when you discover what the simple. Act that you can take is your in and we've begun. So those are the three questions they always work. I want to invite the listeners not only to ask themselves this question, but ask other people these three questions as well. The questions are also you can get them on my website project. Have none dot com. So what I'd like to do is talk about what else I've discovered because when you ask these questions over and over and over again what you begin to see is patterns in the answer. And that's the rest of my book is about that. Which is there are what I call seven gateways seven major gateways into heaven on earth that I've discovered over the years one is your inner world. There are people vision say the way you create having on earth is by creating it with inside yourself the more heaven on earth within yourself the more shows up in the world. So that's going to therapy, taking mine, valley course. It gets rid of the garbage in the way of you expressing your heaven on earth and creates more of that in your life, discovering, your purpose discovering why you were born discovering while you're here expressing your artistic ability all of those inner phases. Second major gateway is relationship with yourself with others with God, the divine the third is living global value you said twice in your answer community community. So that tells me that communities of very powerful value for you, you want to see that globally enacted because when it is it creates more heaven on earth, you know that. And then you're outer world, there are people are saying how can we have have? It's only within me can't be as to be also in the world, so ending a suffering hunger war, poverty, there's generally with people if this is one of their gateways there is one gateway one suffering that really. Really mix the Mets in your case. It could be as you said refugees. I also know that the suffering of poor education really bothers you institutions what if the purpose of government of business of law was to co create heaven on earth. There are people are working on that. What about if your nation what if Malaysia was a habit under nation? There are people take it on their country. Their people take it on Austria, Croatia, Hungary, the Kenyan diaspora which was one of the most interesting ones, I heard Mexico Canada. And then finally the final gateway is this here. Now that this is having honors and our belief that it's not is what prevents us from engaging with it and experiencing it. So the first question is reflecting a time when you experience heaven on anything everybody gets that instantly. Right. If nobody to ask for clarity, the second one is the magic one question, and that is because it gets you to think about the what into stop being obsessed about the how. Because the secret is to pretend you have a magic one. So that you get clarity of vision. Correct and rebuilt one brings you to the president. And let's see what you're actually capable of doing immediately the actional question. What can I do in twenty four hours? So in my case, you helped me realize that I wanted to take these kids might so doing this great work in Chevy story with the world to inspire more people do say now, you then just said something that tripped me heaven here now well there too there are gateways of becoming internal values ending suffering. That's in moments pass now future that in co creating the future and there's also experiencing heaven on earth here. Now, if we stop for a moment Bishen you and I in the listener right in this moment and say, all right. I'm going to stop, and I'm just going to experience have on earth in this moment, the way everything is. So just stop. Let's do it. We can do it. Right. And the belief that we can't have have owners is a false belief. Most people think place, you have haven't as after death is up in the sky. That's fine. But what about here where does it say this has to be held honor it doesn't? So as we ask ourselves these three questions get trying to say is that no matter where we are right now in our life. There's some little thing we can do to bring our vision for heaven on correct? And then when you do that, then you join all these other thousands of people around the world who are doing the same. And then what we're doing mission in the higher level is where co creating the new story of what it means to be human. And what it means to be humanity. Where declaring which is the power that we as individuals and collectively have we're saying this is the new realm for humanity. We're calling heaven honored. Okay. Let's get going. You're right. You're right. And I can see how if everyone was doing an exercise like this will all actually working towards the improvement of planet for everyone. Correct. If the new story of what it means to be a human, and what it needs to be humanity. It's not just about me individual. It can't be heaven on earth. Can't be a personal experience only it has to be collective and communal. That's why I think that a fest was so powerful for you. You are feeling for you. You thought others feeling it and all of us were feeling at the same time. That's power. And why I love this question. Why wanted to bring onto the podcast is because believe that we're entering an era of humanity where it really is about collaboration Timur in the famous blogger has this feel recalled the human colossus, and he sees that. As we become more connected as species through sky true. Facebook will actually. Wolfing as human beings, what becoming one superbeing called colossus made up of all eight billion cells each of which is one of us. And so we have a giant superbeing that is this collective of humanity. Too. Many people rather than operators healthy cells or pret cancer cell. You can get roped into a company that is maybe selling junk food as viable option for eating and believe that your job is noble, but you in a way as a cell unwittingly cancerous 'cause you are damaging and making less healthy the rest of the south's, and we do that sometimes in terms of our politics in terms of jobs, and for the moment for folded, simply be healthy cell Indus human loss. I think what you'll questions do is that they help people move to what's operating a healthy south, and we all like healthy, south perhaps. We wouldn't see some of the damage being done to a collective civilization today such as global warming all nationalism or the threat of nuclear annihilation are on and on and on yet Bishen. This is the time. I think we have entered this new arena. The notion of collective of humanity of the global family watch. As those words start to arise more and more. 'cause there's a whole bunch of books. Now about people talking about the end of suffering not just the bake the suffering better like less war, which is great, let's hunger, which is great. But the end of or the end of poverty that kind of thinking is now coming into the collective one of the examples. I spend the summer it Canada eastern Canada on a province called Prince Edward Island. It's the birthplace of Canada. So it has a place in the secular the country and about ten years ago. I a group of other people declared Prince Edward Island is Canada's first heaven on earth province. We have all. Kinds of projects we have a cafe that has a heaven on earth coffee blend a T merchant as a heaven on earth tea blend the choas club, which is a social service club as heaven on earth leadership award for kids last summer. I interviewed all of the four political party leaders on the province. They talked about what heaven on earth RAs for them as individuals for the world for the province, and what they were going to do about it. That's by little aboard, Tori, at it's now moving out all of that also on the website project have stories I think sixty three examples from all of the world a lot of with links. So my invitation to people are listing is look if this resonates with you answer, the three questions go to the website, get on the blog. They're download the free course by my book from Amazon by saying. So by declaring you can be a part of having this be the kind of world you were born to produce. That's. What we're up to now vision and love that the type of world you were born to produce. So thank you so much Martin again, you can find out about Martin's work and his book at project heaven on a dot com in Montana. New book is out with a forward by Jack canfield. So you can check that out on Amazon. So thank you, everyone fullest into this podcast. And remember when you get a chance ask yourself these three questions get a journal sit by yourself and go through the pre questions Martin, repeat it one more time. The first question is recall a time when you experienced heaven on earth, what was going on second. Imagine you have a magic one actually pick up a pan of you have one now and with it you can create heaven on earth. What is heaven on earth for you the third question? What simple easy concrete step? Will you take the next twenty four hours to move that forward? Fantastic. Thank you. Thank you. So much. Martin. And thank you all for listening. If you enjoyed this past go ahead and leave us a review and mentioned. Martin's name authors Levitt when they see their names review. And it also lets us know, which episodes all your favorite, and please feel free to tell your friends about the my valley podcast if you feel this adding incredible value to your lives. Thank you all. And I'll see you again next week. Ambitionless kiani. And this is the mind valley podcasts.
Ep. 200 The Absolute Best Time of Month to Make a Credit Card Payment
"Hey Hey I'm doing interpretive dance as I say that same somber it's going on. I'm sorry I can't wait to hear some big the news coming up and it's kept me meetings with the last two days like from morning till night but so it's just has a little not not not newborn baby tired tired tired. Yeah thank you for that mean. I'm fresh as a daisy. Thank you to the listener. Who sent me a message like me and my my burn sleeping for six hours at a stretch? Just you know eight weeks six weeks old. I'm like hey good for you. Thank you so helpful. I know people have been sending really sweet messages. Thank you guys so much. You know what's been saving me throughout this new phase which is just for me Hell on earth because my baby does not sleep Long stretches at night so I'm up all night long but what's been saving giving me is actually. I've never been a writer but there is a sub reddit for new moms out there or any mom really called. It's called beyond the bump and it's such a pot. I usually think of writers. There's like a bunch of dudes trying to China like compete for the wittiest comment or medium or whatever but this is like a little a little like a magical place as unread it. Where it's all positive energy from for MOMS sharing tips and advice dads too so I would highly recommend I'm on there constantly like three four in the morning? I'm just looking for the strength. I need to go on awesome. Thanks for teasing us. Your big news. Oh Oh wait I guess yes something new that have done before so you know. I'm waiting to see like in our house out in. I think it's I'm not gonNA be the process. Says it's very interesting and I've never been to before and I think just a lot of folks in business and stuff would would find the process fascinating so I wanna wait until the process is completed Lee. And then I'll share all the details so we can all learn together because I'm learning for the first time to all right. Fine what can you tell us. I could tell you that that it will. It will expand the band the brand exponentially. Okay it's still just annoying so I'll tell you guys about my day a Saturday. 'CAUSE THEY WANNA hear so one of the things I haven't done it in his drive with the baby and in order to have a real normal life again you kind of need a car. You're out here in the BURBS so yesterday for the first time I took Munchkin You know very appropriately to my one of my business on my ob. And of course course. Listen I didn't. It wasn't ideal. Take a newborn to my. OB's office. But I will say if you're GONNA be struggling mom with no help. There's no safer place than that you're Obgyn's office because the nurses were so nice and when he started to cry face off. I needed to nurse random room. They put me in there. I had to hold him through my entire exam. No kidding I can't wait to tell. That story is what one day. It was an experience variance. A fifteen minute appointment in the past took me an hour and a half but we survived and today I went to the dentist like no. I'm getting out there it's happened. Aw Correction into the holy grail for me trader. Joe's when I can get back there that is one I will feel like okay I i. I've I'm assembling the pieces of old Mandy. Yes when when you go back to work I've got I'M MM-HMM OGA. Don't think about it five or six weeks about halfway through the twelve week. Maternity leave and the good thing about my job was I think I I have I have some clout in. I have some seniority. I think I'll be able to come up with the schedule that works for me. I just I'm on stressing about what that schedule look like or not stressing but just there's infinite possibilities for what may schedule could look like how much I'll spend in the office working remote getting a nanny versus versus doing like daycare all those questions. I've gotTA figure out pretty soon. So yeah it's it's it's it's complicated for sure Um So I I'm actually. I'm hiring new Company for on the project that I'm working on and they're not that responsive and I'm it's going to be so they were supposed to send me a contract on a Monday But they will do might have. We sent it on Friday because we want to do more than two new problem. Friday came and left. I didn't didn't get the contracts by message. Them A ping them like on Saturday Sunday. They're like oh you didn't get much are going through so they quote unquote recent. But I've done that before when I'm like twenty twenty. Listen you guys email send. They don't get stuck in outbox anymore. Be sending really cause this loving a forward. This looks like whatevs so then I gave. Some cloud would love to jump on a phone. That was two days ago and I'm like though what I require like what they're gonNa do for me is going to require them to be responsive and honestly but they they come so highly rated and I just. I'm trying to figure out if I should give them another the chant of Isis. Just do it myself. Because I'm I'm like nervous because like I said they come super highly rated but maybe they're honestly maybe maybe they just have too much on their plate and they're not going to be but a manage what I need from them because my concern is that this is how it is now. I'm GONNA I need you to be present. Send 'em my damn. I haven't even give money so and it's not a little bit of money for what they do. So I'm like it's hard sometimes to find like Good would like Contractors to to work with Because even if they do a great job sometimes because they're so good they have I guess a lot of clients But you just kind of like well. Where do I fall on the level of importance? And maybe I don't so I don't know I don't I'm I'm because I like the founder of the company pretty. She seems like really great and awesome. But I wouldn't be working necessarily directly with her. She has a team. Like I said the team has not been that respective and I hate hating up the founder founder like on iggy. Which is what I've been doing like? Hey Do they send us out on. I Gede Service. Can you say what's the now on your being so cagey tonight. I know I think this is going to be like. Oh but I'm just like super referral. See knows oh so. She's listening right now. She knows who you know who you are. But what's that quote though. People show you who they are you know. Expect that the first whatever you don't trying to save if they show you who they are believing the first time that I'm just like what's happening and I'm like yeah like I said I'm maybe I'll just be honest. That's always the that's something I'm just. Maybe I'll just hit her on. I do like hey just a little concerned because there seems to be lack of like follow up that's been happening and I'm just not getting emails with Mike like I don't think so because I haven't had problems before so. Yeah that's what I think I'm GONNA do like I've been waiting. You know and like my project is going to require so it's from for Mali. More the project that I'm want to hire them for him. My project is going to require like you know people who are going to be present and I'm concerned that that's not what's going to happen here. Some debating fight suggest like you know. Give them another chance. But I would hate to pay a ton of money only to be pissed. You know Yeah you you're a smart businesswoman. You know what to do. I also think the way she responds response to your message. We'll tell you everything you need to know about sport with them. That's what I think I'm GONNA do. I think I'm GonNa hit her. Hit her up Just on my my last. Id Tat tap and just expressed my concern and be like maybe now's not a good time. Maybe a little bit busy But it sucks because I was kind of like I stopped interviewing other people because they were so they seem so awesome and now if I don't use them that means some kind of frigging on my own when it comes to this which is not what I wanted. I mean I can do it but Hamas home wants to add another ten thousand two plate. People people are especially if you're expensive I mean just live up to your live up to your own hype hype like I said. I suspect she does. But sometimes you don't even realize that your team is not I man. No that's happened with me that you're expecting that your team. Your your team is doing what they're supposed to do and they're not They might be telling you otherwise like I did send a you know or like I did we. I haven't heard back from them and I hate to like. I always think that whenever I think that someone hasn't Done what they're supposed to do. I tried to lead with that instead. I usually leave with a question. Like hey was is a sense because I didn't see it just in case and it was like. Oh yeah but this is not a forward. This is a sad and how randomly that my my email didn't block you the second time how. How does that work out so yeah? I don't know law the lion some days I might. I just want to go to sleep. Well L. D. want some news about our show and how we are also looking for a contractor. Kintu looking. It's been it's been four and a half years. Five years almost vit- season. I decided it's time for us to grow up in a big girl PODCAST editor and Someone to do the part of the show that I've been doing for all these years. Tiffany um that's okay with you because like people people were surprised we had a show last week and you know what so was i. I don't know how I found time to edit it and I'm not trying to pretend like I have all the time in the world or be a superhero because it was hard and like I have to edit tonight show and I don't know what to do I was a manager. We only take a longer break but you worry sounded so far away in November. Surely by January I will have angered it out all the parents were like. Why did no one more me you guys sending sending messages about your your parenting woes? Why didn't you tell me it was too soon? May I even said I might mandate. I don't have a baby but I'm pretty sure enough time. Yes well thankfully our show is just you and I talking you know so it could if it were a bigger deal for sure but so what I did is. There's actually a great. If you guys have the podcast or know someone who does there is a m a facebook group called she podcast which I've always lurked on. But it's a bunch of podcasts. Sharing tips so I posted there to see if there's any great editors and I've got a dozen to sort through But hopefully that and I'm hoping it will also help because there's some things that you guys have been asking for transcriptions of the show You Know L. Putting the show on different streaming services that aren't the big ones like itunes on spotify and if we find a good editing service they can do that for us because honestly thought that we don't want to it's I don't have the bandwidth to do it and This should have happened a long time ago. So we're we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA make it happen for you guys yes. I love that good but our big podcast growth pants on and not the raggedy pants the nice ones do. We have question John Low. We had been out of the loop for a little while. Some questions have start to pile up. Of course. Of course we do. I'M GONNA hit up instagram. Let's take a quick break. I when we come back we will tackle some interesting questions about credit and student loan debt as we always do come right right back here. Haberman mission listeners. If you're like millions of Americans you are struggling with student loan debt and if you're still paying the same interest rate you were when you graduated waited from college. Odds are you could actually reduce your monthly payment and potentially save big by refinancing even if you refinance your student loans. For four with today's low rate environment environment. Most people could potentially say by refinancing again. That is why we were so excited about our new partner called Ernest. It's one of the easiest ways to refinance your student loans which can save you time and potentially money And checking your new rate is fast and easy to start complete. A few questions is online. It only takes about two minutes and you'll get a personalized rate estimate all without affecting your credit score. If you qualify Ernest offers for customizable loan terms and no bees start saving. Today is our listeners. Get a hundred dollars cash bonus when you refinance a student loan at Ernest Dot com slash. Brennan Bishen that's a hundred dollar cash bonus. When you refinance the student loan at Ernest Dot com slash brown ambition go to Ernest dot com slash brown ambition today terms and conditions apply? And now it's time to say hello to all our question John Q.. U. E. S. T. I. O. N. S. E.. Come on your switch up the tunes now. That's for Brown boost from break than Mickey Mouse up so loopy and I don't know how mom's doing so I can't imagine doing the oldest incoming home baby hopeful chair haven't even gotten there. I just don't leave my my big adventure enter today. The dentist took forty five minutes and I was like and that's it well. We have an interesting questions in the question. Backley do indeed you guys know you can hit us up on instagram. Where at Brennan Edition podcast on the Graham with your question and trying to be succinct as possible? 'cause did you know my phone's screen is not that big. And you can also hit us up at our email address Brennan edition podcast at gmail.com or check out our website Brennan Mission podcast fast. First question comes from our listener named Sandy. Actually she says I am twenty four years old living in Atlanta. I recently decided that I wanna to purchase a home within the next year. I currently have two thousand dollars in credit card debt and twenty thousand dollars a student loan debt. That's currently in forbearance. I've been a little bit of research about about loan and grant programs and think that I would possibly qualify for a few but would you suggest that I wait and take care of my debt before reaching to lenders and starting the process or would I be okay bye starting now and continuing continuing to pay what I O on my debts. What should be the first step? Hey Sandy so so honestly. I think a lot of people think that like well. It has happened that you kind of like jump into the home process like money. I but I think he's just start the process but I'd like to start with the education process. I write manny. I would suggest like a first time. homebuyers cores I would suggest doing a little neighborhood hood research so while you're paying that debt by the time you kind of do those things you might have paid off not the student loan debt. That's GonNa take longer but definitely the credit card debt so so I would start the process but I would start what I call the pre process which is like like stalking realtor dot com and like driving. Do neighborhood. You're interested in and like taking a for first time home buyers course and looking into Naqa and maybe taking a necklace that's GonNa take up. EAT UP A couple of months and in an and then actively paying down that debt. That's where I would start first before even kind of like reaching out to lenders figuring out of what you want. Where do you WanNa live in And what other steps are do you need to take for homeownership. It's not just a down payment yield. They're closing costs. And there are other fees. Is it your closing One of the other fees. We're closing cost includes all of them but you'd have to get like a An inspector and an attorney may be closing agent so you might even start looking into like getting those folks before you step out or at least starting to research we might WANNA use so I would I do the pre work and pay down that day neon then of course when you take those you preliminary research on the home buying process you'll learn about debt to income ratio and how important it is to have as little as possible because lenders will look at you know how much debt does sandy versus her income each month and then adding mortgage on top of that. What would that make her? Debt to income ratio. Look like and they have a specific range. They're looking for. We're most lenders. And that's one of the quickest ways you can get declined if you're going for like a conventional mortgage conventional mortgage now you mentioned loan and grant grant programs at indefinitely hip you up with the list of first-time homebuyer programs. There's a bunch of different ones out there even the Fha loan own programs good Nachos for first time home buyers but if you have you know port not great credit or if he had not a huge down payment this is one of the options That might might work for you with your student loan debt. That's common questioning a will student. Loan debt hurt my chances of getting mortgage you know again it's relative to your your income But I think that generally Leonard will look a little bit differently at student loan debt than they will federal student loan debt than they. Will you know a bunch of high interest is credit card debt. So if you get that under control that would be a really good first up. Yeah so yeah. So I wouldn't rush rush rush into the money component just quite yet right but you know certainly start to gather and get yourself together first time homebuyer class. It was everything when I when I was looking to buy a house The the first time you you you just learn so many things. You didn't think of like what I gotTa do that to what I should look at what taxes are in the neighborhood of so you can never have too much education before you buy house. Okay Sandy thank you for your question. Let's move along and take a question from another instagram listener. Let's call her Kerry because I cannot pronounce her instagram handle. Okay she says. Hey Madiun tiffany. I'm going to make this short as I can't thank you. I just got my first credit card and I have a question about my balance. Let's say I spend thirty percent in the first week and I WANNA pay the whole amount by the dates. Do but I WANNA pay a little by little. Let's say my balance is three hundred dollars is is it okay if I put one hundred dollars every week or is it better if I just make one payment of three hundred dollars. Good question next credit quaint. Well it doesn't make any. It doesn't make a difference if you split up your your balances. It is long as you pay it off it. It probably would quite honestly be easier just to pay it off in one lump sum But it's not like you're going to look at your your payoff as oh you made multiple payments. This is better for your credit score. It is actually might be a little bit more confusing for you. Unless you're saying that you want to pay a hundred dollars a week because let's just say you get paid weekly and you don't want hundred dollars sitting around in your bank account with temptation of spending it then I can understand that so it doesn't hurt. It doesn't help. It's kind of like you know it's indifferent. Whatever works best for you but just paying off that three hundred dollars ideal in key and one thing that people that can be hard to get as it's important to pay your credit card balance once your statement has has generated so once your bank has clocked how much you have on your credit card? And they've sent me your bill. That's when it's important to make your payment not before because let's say do you WANNA be way ahead of the game and you know you run your credit card. You know you spend three hundred bucks at the store and then you go home and immediately paid off before your statements generated. Your Bank is going to show that you have a zero dollar balance that by giving the bank a chance to clock the fact that you have debt and then you make a payment that pays it off that is sending really valuable information into the credit bureaus that will impact your score a meaningful way because it shows them. Oh you can get debt and then you can pay it off so with three hundred dollars on your your card. Let's say it's before your statements come the balance. Let this balanced generator. Your statement come and then if you want to chip away at at one hundred bucks at a time usually. Have you know a few weeks before if we have to pay your bill. That's fine. The keys was once your statement balance has been clocked by the bank and then sent your bill agree great questions. Yes ma'am all right guys. Thank you so much for your questions again. Brennan Bishen podcast on the Graham I'm also Brennan Mission. PODCAST G MAIL DOT COM. That my baby is crying in the background. And you know what I could pause and re recorded. But y'all know what it is. I I am home with a new board so deal with it adds by. I don't mind just go ahead and cry Rio just a working mom uh-huh now it's time booster bray for all life him even know him so tight year. I'M GONNA boost. May He No honestly Excited I am going to boo boos had the boost in of course my Old Lady Brain Lost Moose Bruce Oh you know what I'm going to boost you guys Brennan Bishen Fam- Oh my gosh. So you know how like I mentioned Molly more we're on the last podcast as oh I posted a picture just attack but I'm gonNA take it down so I totally didn't take it out and I told I've totally forgot back. And then when I head overhead head over to her Her instagram page. Why they're two hundred and fifty likes two hundred fifty dollars already? I mean I know at the time I think I had like. I don't know like twenty or something like that and I was like. Aw so I just wanted to say thank you guys so much so you know just kind of made my day. 'cause I I Her Her instagram is not on my phone. And so I just happen to like try to log in. And how do these people find. Oh and I saw people listen to say I came around the Bishen I love it. She looks so cute. So yeah I just want to boost you guys for already being super supportive and in some you guys asked me know when And I don't I don't even know if I mentioned that I'm GonNa be doing kickstarter for her in February because So many parents hit me up and asked me about a financial education for their kids and I really WANNA develop like curriculum starting with the youngest which is preschool and kindergarten. And then and I met you school the Middle School L. and I WANNA hire other Financial Educators to write curriculum. That we can then give away for free to Y'all to school to nonprofits fits to community organizations and you know I because I think that financial education honestly should be a basic deliverable for for for all children because then we wouldn't be the adults. We are now trying to figure it out and so I wanted to kick start to raise money To do so but then also to to raise money to then donate At least a thousand Mali. More books to children in underserved communities because after doing some research. I've really found that there. The Access to book in low income neighborhood is abysmal. Sometimes upwards of eighty percent of children do not have access to while the books and so. It's just sad I was just like you know what if I could bring awareness to a kickstarter an now in just out of your parent and you're like I want to teach my kid about money than you know. You have a place to go where you can have this. Free Education Availability to education whether that your kid's school your local library or align Through Mali more. So I just thank y'all in when the kickstarter drops I'll let everyone know but I just want to boost and just say you guys have always been so supportive and I just Sir thank you for continuing to be supportive and you guys are. The best is if you like. What's probably more of a children's book that I wrote and Her Her instagram tag is at an L. Underscore Moore M. O. R. E.. If you do WANNA see how cute and chocolate she is with her little foresee Afro yeah just continue to support and we rock out re. Oh I'm going to send baby real book because you know it's for boys to in I cannot wait So yeah so thank you guys. That's my boosts at molly underscore more gotten. I'M NOT GONNA forgot but I'm GonNa go like it now. I'm going typical. I promise all right. I'm GONNA do a quick boost to so I don't know if it's just because I am you know Under completely just you. You know exhausted and sleep deprived but you know it makes you cry a little bit more than usual. Not that I cry of course not but blackish had be so in my dealings this week. They did the hair episode. I'm certain as I was watching it. I realized I'm like why haven't done. I can't believe it took them this long to do episode all about a hair salon on experience but they do such a beautiful job With their episode. If you guys haven't watched it yet hit up Hulu checkout black episode. Because honestly I guess I was in my feelings because because it was this episode of blackish where basically Diane who's the she's a tween now on the show Marseille Martin who is just Divine Awesome Is Ah she is going to the hair salon with Bo. Her mom and it's basically like what is this experience like. It's wash day and day and is trying to decide whether or not not she should continue getting a relaxer and then she goes the salon and all the other options present present themselves to her like she get locked because she ratio natural should do the big shop and she gets. It's really overwhelmed and I felt so an. It's funny because she's like twelve and I'm like thirty two and I felt so seen And I guess I got in my my feeling because I feel like it is such a good time to be a black girl like with instagram and with I know there's such a long way we were just reading. Article is reading an article about how Oscar nominees are all white again and the audience. We have such a long way to go. But you can't deny there is so much content out there for little girls and boys of color to really see themselves. represented and deceive stories that matter to them in Milo baby girl self ribbing my roots out and getting my hair scalded at the salon and my mom ripping my hair out and trying to do just for me relax Allah. She's doing like I mean it. Just it means a lot and I feel like the struggle that we all went through. Black Women millennials. Even gen-x An older we really just we're we're coming into it now. The last like five ten in years have been the the movement of you know. Get rid of the creamy crack and embrace your natural hair style or embrace. Whatever you want to embrace you know the beauty of black hair and you you know? You don't have to wait until your twenties thirties and forties. Now you can you can see so much. Representation of all different beautiful hairstyle celebrated on social media and in in pop culture right now for young girls and I just. They just don't know how good they have. That hope that I hope that they do No you're right great episode because we can reach directly to to the audience. Now it's like you don't because you're right to your point I didn't even when I went natural in my twenties. I mean literally they were people. Oh stopping me in the street like in all what is that on like my Afro because it was it was just like oh you didn't really see it and now how I mean there's just so many ways to show up and you know if you WanNa partner you address a national view. There's just so many ways to see. Just how beautiful in different you could. It'd be so yeah it's A. It's a great time to be Blackened to be women into the powerful because you can you just so many beautiful ways in. It's not not you not an oddity you know. And so yeah yeah. For the times we live in NATO black magic and Yay for blackish and all that they do because they're show. Oh I hope it stays around forever. It is it's everything and all the spin offs and stuff are are meeting while that was an interesting Abroad admitted episode complete with baby cries and in tiredness. And I don't know I think that we're gonNA savage show you have a show you're welcome But I honestly I can't wait to see us some great news with Y'all I like out Addison. I don't share as much on social media I used to. I don't know I just haven't been into social media as I used to. Someone asked me the other day I was okay. Why should they get you? Don't post on social like you know what you're right. You know why. Oddly enough I've been living life in real time. I think that's a good sign. It is yes. Take you and you've talked about taking can be timely time for yourself matters and yeah I have to say like honestly the holidays were also. I didn't didn't really like like I didn't really hit up. Social media the much of his spending way more time with family and friends. I had my My Annual Vision Board Party at my house a few days ago. Oh and it was really nice it was just like maybe like Ten or twelve of US sitting around the floor in the dining room table. I ordered some food and my sister. Caribou the two kids and Roman and Amelia and they played and it just was like such a nice time. And and you know what I liked about it not one instagram post or or story or they wouldn't oppose if someone wanted to post something but we were so engage with each other that like that didn't happen and I took pictures just to keep for remembrance. Remembrance is always just really nice. It's been really nice like I said I don't. I'm not opposed to social media. I think it's a great tool and I think also can be a lot of fun But it's it's been nice not to have the pressure of having to post because I have a team that we schedule out like what posts need to go as far as like educating guys on in bite size financial education. So that happened but as far as like showing like every detail of my life I haven't been doing that in like I said I. I don't miss it and you never know what might get back to. It is at this moment in time. It's just been great to live in in real Time and but one thing I do like that with the podcast. This is where I do get to kind of share. You're all that's happening and so I feel like you know this is. This is the space where I kind of like let my hair down and say say all the things in all things that are happening so you know you guys aren't audience audience. Thank you for riding with us. It's crazy we started four and a half years ago. Neither one of US would marry. Nobody had a baby growing up on this podcast. We were sleeping sleeping good and looking for social live. Pack anything girl. Pack Pennies. Because your fancy thirdlove Bra now. We're just growing up. I know it's every single. You know this is a real archive of our lives. It'll refund. I don't know if we'll ever want to listen to old shows. People say listening to old shows all the time and I'm like okay exciting. Let me know because I remember you. I can't believe I didn't think about it. I am so I let me stop that. It live before kids. Don't always likely I said that No I did. There's just so many like yeah a HA moments Just like ups and downs and Inbetween tween than I remember like one particular. I was like at my most stress and I remember like listening back to some of those episodes like wow. This is a really rough rough year for you in business this and then other months and years super upbeat those just it is truly like a diary kept like of our lives and I love that we we share openly about. What's happening so I I love you Mandra to you? Guys just live a two next week. Yes the PODCAST. Editors I might regret saying s but his you know how to find US Brennan Vision Jimoh Dot Com. That's probably the best way to semi any any referrals. legit services only we need someone super professional. Who can turn around? Show really quickly. 'cause you know we'd like to record on the age let we recording tonight posting tomorrow you guys. So could you guys to fresh content possible so good so frito referring them over and have them hit us up at our email address yes Francois.
In a Barrier-Breaking Victory Speech, Kamala Harris Says She May Be the First, but I Will Not Be the Last
"Brought to you. By the so-fi daily podcast reaching financial independence starts with having the right information every weekday morning so fi keeps you up to date with important business. News stock market happenings and how they affect your financial life search for s-o-f-i s. o. f. I wherever you get your podcasts. In a barrier breaking victory speech kamala harris says. She may be the first. But i will not be the last by michael's any kamala harris credited the work of generations of women for her barrier breaking election as vice president of the united states in a victory speech on saturday night black women asian white latina and native american women throughout our nation's history who have paved the way for this moment tonight. She said adding tonight. I reflect on their struggle. Their determination and the strength of their vision. To see what can be unburdened by. What is ben. I stand on their shoulders. Her election to the second highest office in the land will break several barriers. She will be the first woman in the job. she will be the first black woman. The first indian american and the first daughter of immigrants harris took the stage in wilmington delaware to mary. J blige's work that wearing suffragette white this year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment which gave some women the right to vote but while i may be the first woman in this office i will not be the last harris said because every little girl watching tonight sees that. This is a country of possibilities. Harrison biden gave victory speeches to a cheering honking crowd of supporters. Many of whom were socially distanced in their vehicles after she and biden were declared winners of the twenty twenty presidential election. Following the democrats victory in pennsylvania heiress us senator from california said. Her election delivered a clear message to children all across the country to dream with them. Bishen lead with conviction and see yourselves in a way others may not simply because they have never seen it before and she credited biden's daddy in picking her as his running mate which allowed her to break one of the most substantial barriers that exists in this country harris credited activists who protested against president donald trump's administration and later campaigned and voted against him for the democrats victory in the race for the white house. America's democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it to guard it and never take it for granted she said and protecting our democracy takes struggle it takes sacrifice but there is joy in it and there is progress because we the people have the power to build a better future she said supporters chose hope and unity decency science and yes truth adding the road ahead will not be easy but america is ready and so are joe and i. You can read the full text of harris's prepared remarks in the body of this article at time dot com.
180 - Cafe con Pam Turns 4 and Tapping For Joy
"Hello everyone this is. Pam beckham bum. The bilingual podcast features fearless necks and people of color that fear less break barriers. Change lives and make this world a better place. Welcome to episode one hundred and eighty of covid gumbum. Today we have a long overdue show listeners. Gafa combat just turned four and your favorite podcast. Host aka may actually just had a birthday to and on top of all the things. We just went through the most stressful. Close all the things election this week and we got great news. If you're on my side of the coin. But i i want to do a quick check in whatever you are right now. I want to invite you to close your eyes. If you're not driving and take a deep breath how do you feel. Did you allow the air to enter your mouse. Philip your lungs and it reinvigorate your body with oxygen. Let's try again slower. The duffield different was the last time you took a deep breath like that for me. Frankly it felt like it was four years ago. I remember waking up soon. After i launched combined in atlanta i was at a conference and i turned the tv on. I frankly i don't think it was off at all night. But when i woke up i remember looking at the new president and i could not believe it fast forward four years later and seeing all the things that have happened including a new president elect end the first women vice president of the united states a black nation american woman. Omg in madam. Vice president elect words. I quote while. I may be the first woman in this office. I will be the last because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities and to the children of her country. Regardless of your gender our country has sent you a clear message dream with them bishen lead with conviction and see yourself in a way that others might not see you simply because they've never seen it before and we will applaud you every step of the way. Who've i think this week we can breathe a little easier. we are still in a pandemic. Lots of people are still unemployed. Many lives are no longer with us. There's a significant racial divide in this country. Still absolutely and if you can listen to this. I want to invite you to give yourself a gift of a few minutes of joy. Now because you're listening to me because is saw the power of using our voice member eleven. I hope you listen to this. Before element eleven. I am hosting notion camp day a two and a half hour workless aka. I will teach you and we will work together where we will create our own life dashboard. This is to track everything in your life books. You're reading movies. You want to watch grocery shopping your daily to do list and more sign up before it's too late at notion kemp date dot com instead of showing up with a long episode reflecting on the things we've accomplished or not accomplished this year. I think we've all had enough of twenty twenty. I'm all right. So i'm showing up today to share a tapping sequence to give us joy excitement energy for the day. Feel free to come back to it anytime whenever you feel like. You need a quick. Pick me up from the day to day. Because money's you deserve to feel joy hope and forgiveness. Let's get started anything that i say anything that we do together any tapping the we did together is not to be perceived ass or relied upon anyway some medical advice or mental health advice. Information provided through this podcast. Any of my programs is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Diagnosis or treatment that can be provided by your own physician or spectacular physician. Assistant therapist counsellor meant health practitioner. Licensed dietitian nutritionist member of the clergy or any other licensed or registered healthcare professional. Please do not this regard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional advice. Because of the information you have listened to or read in my program services products or anything related to me. Do not stop taking any medications without speaking to your physician or spectating or physician assistant mental health provider or other health care professional. If you have her suspect that you have a medical or mental health issue please contact your own healthcare provider promptly. I am not providing healthcare medical nutrition therapy services or attempting to diagnose treat prevent or cure in any manner whatsoever any physical ailment or any mental emotional issued disease or condition. I am not given medical advice psychological or religious advice whatsoever. Thank you for listening to my disclaimer. You'd like more information head over to my website and be responsible with your tapping. let's get started. I i want us to check in and see how feeling how are we feeling in her body. Do we have any tension going on. Do we feel a sense of release. We went through a ton of stress over the last week. I would venture to say over the last four years. Show check in with your body. Close your eyes and your body. What does he want to tell you. And if this is your first time listening to me tap. I'm going to send you to episode one forty six where i tell you a lot more about tapping and how to do. It can also check out a ton of videos on my instagram account. Where i teach you all the things about tapping cam now. Let's review the points. Just as a quick refresher said of the hand. Top of the head brow said of the i under the i know under the mouth collarbone and under the arm okay. We're gonna start tapping on the set of the hand and we're going to create a setup statement before that because this is a happy tapping sequence. We are simply going to check in real quick and see where or joy or happiness levels are so to me. I feel i would say a five. I'm pretty neutral right now and we're going to tap tapping on the side of the hand and we're going to say even though i just went through a lot of stress last week i give myself some joy today. Even though i went through a ton of stress last week. I give myself so joy today said of the hand. Even though they went through a lot of stress last week i went to bring my self some joy today. Top of the head. I allow myself to feel joy for today eyebrow. I bring in feelings of joy and excitement today. Said they i. I myself permission to feel joy for today hundred. I welcome feelings of joy today under the nose. I allow myself to feel joy under the mouth. I welcome feelings of joy today. Collarbone i joy to feel my body mind and my soul today under the arm. I welcome feelings of joy today. Can't we're gonna shake shake your hands release any tension that may have come up and let's bring in some hope and with this one we're going to set a statement were simply going to start tapping on top of the head and we're going to start tapping on the top of the head. I bring in hope for the rest of the eye brow. Allow myself to feel hopeful. Said of the. I i welcome feelings of hope under the i. I allow feelings of hope for what's to come under the nose. Welcome feelings of hope under the mouth. I allow hope to fill me up today under the arm. Welcome feelings of hope. Top the head. Let's the keep going. I send hope to the planet eyebrow. I send this hopeful. Feeling to my neighborhood. Saturday i i bring him feelings of hope to my neighborhood under the i i bring in the feeling of hope to my household under the now. I allow myself to feel safe for today under the mouth. I welcome feeling of safety for today. While i'm home or whatever want to be safe color bound. I feel hope they are. I feel hope. Let's bring in some energy and productivity in case you listen to this in the morning and you want to have a productive day. We're going to happen. The side of the hand. I will come energy and productivity or not going to set up statement top of the head hell how energy and productivity to fill me today eyebrow. I give myself permission to feel energized in productive for the rest of the day saturday i. I love myself to fill productive energized for the rest of the day. Under the i i allow myself to feel productive and energize for the rest of the day under the now. I welcome good energy to fill me up today under the mouth. I allow energy productivity to fill my day today collarbone. I welcome energy and productivity. Today under the arm i feel energized and productive. Today shake it up. Take depress and now go on with your day. I hope this tapping sequence helped you feel better. You can feel free to come back at any time when you are feeling a little down or if you are at a stressful state comeback and listen to this and insert a feeling of peace perhaps or maybe you bring yourself brazilians. Whatever it is you can replace joy. You can replace the energy in the productivity. You can replace the hope for whatever feeling it. Is you want to bring yourself and hope it helped you. Please make sure that you drink. Lots of water. We tap together for me. Mino started running getting a little runny and that was my way of releasing this time. I really hope you enjoyed it. If this is your first time here very welcome. This is probably not the best episode to listen to for the first time. This is not at all what kevin components on the regular. So i really hope you come back and give us another chance. We typically drink coffee and we have conversations with incredible people now. If you'll left us episode. Please subscribe rate in review. 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Episode 126: UNLEASHED
"Welcome to episode number one twenty-six unleashed. This is the rotated views podcast with Jimmy leeann the crew giving you life from various perspectives. Welcome to our level. We hope you enjoy the us. All right. You were now tuned into the rotated views podcast. I am your host Jimmy leave less. I'm here with Gabe. That's right, folks. It's just mean gave today, and there is a reason for that. This is a special episode titled unleashed. In this episode. We discussed the release of the motivational mix tape unleashed by myself. Jimmy Lee villas produced by Gabe Rivera. We cover topics that range for motivation, inspiration, self-awareness, personal development and much more. We wrapped the episode up with quotes from the motivational mixed eight unleashed by Jimmy Lee. Yours truly. Yeah. So if your new thank you for joining us just in time, don't forget the download it to scribe would drop a new episode every Tuesday morning for your listening. Pleasure. We'd like to kick things off with a definition from dictionary dot com. He'd be defined a word unleash they defined it as. As to release from or as if from a leash set loose to pursue or run at will to abandon control of twin leash his fury. All right. So there you have it. That's pretty straightforward, right? Yes. But yeah, we always do this where we're defining word and some of them were just like, yeah. The wall. We're off the wall. And so we're just kind of unleashed. Yeah. Exactly. All right. So there you have it. All right. So the motivational mixed tape, right? So so I'm just going to jump right into it. What is this? What's going on it drops twenty nineteen right one eleven twenty nineteen. So if you're listening to this as this episode drops, we have a couple of days in a releases if you're listening to after it, obviously, it's a brand new album, the drop in January. And so what is the motivational mix tape? It's just that. So back in twenty fifteen this rewind us, you know, I dropped the first album, titled the motivation files with with a good friend of mine who produced it Jay Molden. We had beats by family friend, Nathan Rivera, and we kind of put this thing together. In a very, you know, we didn't know really what I didn't know really what I was doing. I had a concept. So no pun intended. Like, what was the motivation initially for doing that? Sure. So so prior to that it was coming up on my nine year anniversary of being introduced to the personal development industry. So back in two thousand six I was introduced to the self-help personal development industry, and it completely changed my life for the better at a complete positive paradigm shift where I saw the world in life in a totally different light, right and so much. So that I became like a very avid reader on improving who I am as a person to gain more self awareness. Just being a more positive person have a positive influence have a higher impact. I wanted to live a satisfying fulfilling life. Life. And this was getting me there without me, even realizing it so I was coming up on this. This thought process of goals that I had in life so fast forward nine years later. It's twenty fifteen. At the top of the year. I was thinking man, I had this idea of, you know, I always listen to, you know, these motivational talks at these guys give and I just thought that it was super fascinating. I'm going to be you know, I think this where I'm at right? I wanna be a motivational speaker. And and I need to the issue was how can I separate myself right over? How can I put a twist to it in on on in all truth in hindsight? Looking back. There were certain products that were out I genuinely had no idea. I this is how you know closed. I was in my vision. I just saw it. And I just went for it here that I didn't even research if there was something else who did such thing going back. There were. Totally different approach. But the concept was there. Right. So it was basically beats that are playing music beats. And then just a person talking giving motivational talks. That's it is very basic. So it's combination of music, which I love and motivation, which I love, so it's music a motivation. So it's motivational music. The thing was for whatever reason when I drop the motivation falls this this initial album, and I also dropped the book that I gave away for free that at this point. It's still free. We're actually going to revamp in and this year twenty nine thousand nine we're rewriting the book. Or re-releasing the book I should say with additional items in it more to come on that, but it's actually going to be for sale and not give free. But at this moment, you can go to motivation, files dot com and get downloaded for free, and that'll be it'd be more production to it like along with it. So the more value to it anyway. Yes, exactly. And that yet. So exactly. But it always had this whole thing going on. And I like I said for whatever reason I kind of know what it was. So what it was? I initially went to come out with this whole motivation thing, but I didn't have a specific audience. And this was my total. My my fault. I want it to influence everybody. Just just out of pure is total energy of like just thinking you can concrete you can conquer the world and all this other stuff. But I mean, but think that's anybody's. Usually aim in the beginning. It was like you. You don't know exactly what works. So you kind of try to hit everything at the same time. Right. So so what ended up happening was I ended up coming out with the motivation files. But it was more of a talk me just basically talking. Versus meat. Transferring my energy if that makes sense. And the beats are awesome. And it was produced fantastic. But I remember thinking all right. So I know what this is for this is this is foundational, right? It's always had this. This is a perfect project. This is for all ages. This is for basically anyone who got introduced person development is not abrasive in any way is very light. Okay, soon as that was released. I knew immediately. I want to come out with another version. Right. So I went that's where this whole part comes in where unleashed comes in. So I wanted to give an unleash version where there's no restrictions, right? It didn't I then understood that I wasn't going to influence every single person. I I understood that this wasn't going to be. Everyone's John spoken word. Hip hop is nearly what the John, you know, what it would a category says, but very niche. Yeah, it's very niche. Right. I it's like holy smoke. And then you're motivational, and it's like music, it's like you are going down to a small group of people. But, you know, this is just like my ignorance at the time even still it's just like thinking, I don't even know. It's just like. I don't know if it's ignorance, I think it was just. I came from like a really good place. I genuinely thought that that was what I needed to do which is again, actually fine. Because in my mind, I'm like I'm coming out with another version anyway, where if this is too light, don't worry, buddy. I gotcha. Got some heavy stuff. Right. And so fast forward three years later, we start, you know. I start recall we start recording unleashed, right? So I had this is funny. I just showed gave my notes in my phone. I literally have a note that literally says unleashed with an exclamation point motivational fuel for success, and and that was done June second of two thousand sixteen so what was that initial like subtitle? That was the initial subtitle. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So I wanted to change. So the first one is motivation files motivation to master your day. Okay. You had a longer. Yeah. Tell whatever I put motivational fuel for success. I knew it was going to be another version. It was still the motivation files. Right. It's just like a different version is the unleashed version. So it's the same thing. So in most most tracks of unleash I'm literally saying the same thing, it's just at a higher energy level, right? Higher density. Yes. Is this a higher intensity? And so the end so obviously we learned a lot of things what while doing the first project. So with the first projects finding someone who could produce beats for me was a complete disaster. You gotta understand I've never done any of this in my entire life. Right. I just went for and I think honestly that was the best way to do it. Because if I if you didn't know all the work that went into it. I'm pretty sure that would have stopped ninety percent of people from actually pursuing right? But you go out of just not knowing but just drive out of the will to get it done and the accomplishment and the dream of filling in the sheer ignorance of. Yeah. Exactly, literally just brute force. I literally bum rushed this dream, right? But anyway, so obviously, I learned a lot of hard lessons. Right. When it comes to just this business is all whole different beast, unless you say there's a lot of lessons that. What I thought were you know, devastating. I look back on not that I laugh at them. But I look back and say this all just learning experience. There was nothing really to get quote offended, and it just at the end of the day. The reason why I took it so personal is because it's it was my project. But at the end is still businesses business. Right. You and I wasn't corley. I wasn't putting that together. And it's hilarious. Like, the fact that I got quote, my feelings hurt show. Right. And just a bunch of various things so many things went wrong with that project that it's a miracle even came out. Sure, let's just say that. But anyway, so Nathan Rivera know, it was able to get hooked me up with the beats and my buddy, Jay Molden. Was you know, we whipped equipment borrowed equipment. I mean is just we did what we could to make it happen. And then okay. So then you fast forward in between the next year. We start the rotate of us podcast. So what the verse eight of us podcast? I was wanting to do this. You got to start buying equipment so fast forward, and you know, year passes and a lot happen. And I keep seeing this vision in my head, and I'm like, wait, wait a minute rebasing. Now have a studio. There's nothing borrowed. Everything's owned. This is all of our equipment. Gabe has been doing all the editing for the podcast. So we can transfer that to the music we're using the Saint we're using the same software, and it just all makes sense. So then Finally, I remember just coming up. You know, like like I said a year to past and, you know, towards the tail end of thousand seventeen mean gave started having like more serious conversations about coming out with unleashed an end the top of two thousand eighteen a lot of real conversation happening planning. When do you want this dropping, and then soon after I think again like in March and actually like a little bit of rewind. That's one we. Was it was I guess Many's college friend like he had us help of a product that he was working on. Yeah. Kind of like a weird. Alex gave me some more experience with in terms of producing like putting stuff together these kinds of like clips, and like the tracks and stuff like together with beats and something to so we're kind of gave me a little bit of a little bit of a heads up of how to even start putting some with this up together. That's right. That was in two thousand seventeen I was like, yeah. The year nap before right? It was it was like maybe year after we started doing the podcast. So it was kind of like that. Right. Midway. Right. Right. And then so I started going back and just revamping, you know, like wording and just kind of cut and stuff out everything basically that I've learned from the past three the previous three years on all this stuff. I started applying to two unleashed album. So. All the sudden were we start recording tracks we'll start recording tracks. I went a different route with beats we ended up like just purchasing them outright. I didn't wanna have to deal with any other any of those other headaches. And and like I said, and then we had the equipment, and I put everything together. And then gave basically me engaged we're going back and forth, gay produced it I was obviously the executive producer going back giving the okay, the thumbs up take this out, you know, basically, directing the whole show. But then ironically, something happened, right? So we started recording so recording. I started liking the tracks. You know? And then I start pick that all of a sudden, boom, I randomly go out. Right. I got a t shirt made. The blessed line is B L three S S E D. The three stands for faith and gratitude, right? So this was something that was always in my head along with this other stuff. You know, I want to do something with music, I'm going to do something fashion. At one point these were all going to come together. And again this. I was very we were engaged can tell you ours ours. Ours days in days hell, hours of recording re-recording, deleting manipulating all kinds of stuff of the unleashed album because we were aiming to release it towards the end of the summer. So started with August going going going end of the summer going into the fall. Yes with initial release date because no the first one motivation files was released the end of September in two thousand fifteen so I want to hit the three year Mark perfectly. And I remember just talking smack. Oh, and I'm going to do it like a month before. Yeah. Exactly. So fast forward. Okay. So mean, Gabe are done recording technically done recording. So this is now it's July, and we're we're we're at this point in the editing process. Right. But the actual. Recordings are actually done completely. So I'm like, all right. In the meantime, I don't wanna waste whatever. And I'm thinking twenty nineteen now honestly, this is half of two thousand eighteen shot not shot, but gone used very wisely. You know, I turned thirty three in June. So an I remember as a kid very fascinated with the age of thirty three. And I just always remember telling myself if nothing happens before that it's basically is going to be this huge learning experience. But at the age of thirty three I do I get the chill sameness something. Massively good is going to happen in my life. That's going to basically pave the way for how I'm going to positively impact the world, and it all came off. This little naive me. Leery about five years old just paying attention in church and Jesus died for our sins. Literally. I hear the whole story. I'm fascinated. He's thirty three and in my mind that was very old. Now in hindsight, Mike. Okay. Yeah. Quo. And I remember thinking that's such a big thing to do. And I remember not being able to comprehend that he did this for the whole world, sir. Right. And you've got to imagine that a little five year old that same year, we went to DisneyWorld, and we go on that one ride where it has like all the kids of literally the the children of the world. I forget what that what's that called as a small world or something it's a small world, and you're you're kind of going through. And I remember just seeing the kid little the Paris section and had this little hat, whatever. And then so I remember thinking like he's saying it's a small world in French. And I remember just okay. So think of a five year old, right? So I'm like, wow. There's a lot going on. Then I go on in chasing. Wow. Jesus died for our sins. He's thirty three he died for all of us. Right. And I'm trying in my little brains putting together this little it's a small world. And I'm looking around like the he really know them, and he did something like that powerful. Okay. So it was a very significant. Story that I heard that was impactful beyond that, I even that even knew it was I remember hearing a story. I remember impacting I didn't realize it was going to have that much of a weight the gravity. Yeah. The gravity of it. Anyway, so fast forward. So I already knew coming in, you know, thirty two, and I'm like all right here, we go, and I've done a lot of done a lot my life. I've lived a lot of my dreams, and I still am. But I'm I knew if nothing to this point nothing crazy crazies happened. Right. I am putting the foot on the gas pedal. And I'm just going all out like just for an entire year. I'm just going every possible thing. I can do I'm doing to accomplish my dreams. I don't care. So that's where we are not to add to confusion to the motivation files unleashed. I was done my part. So now, I'm since I'm, you know, I'm I'm just going all out, right? I'm done what I'm supposed to do with the rotation files. So I here I go for next thing. Twenty nine thousand nine my goal was to release a lifestyle brand. And it was the blessed? Now bless has always been out for the previous three years. I had this concept in my head as to what I also have pictures on my notes and text messages, and all this other stuff that this was something. But I knew it was going to have to happen. The at the right time. So here, we are July. All right. I'm done my part. I'm going to get a t mate. I got a t shirt made. I take a picture of it. I posted on social media, boom. It just blew up out of nowhere. Where can I get one? How do I do? You know, how do I get a hold of one? Can you make me one? What size? Do you carry you? Hold them in hoodies. Do they have them and teach other colored T shirt? All this craziness that I literally could not explain show, and it blew up to the point where okay, we're being Gaber. Like, all right. Well, let's push the the album for like another month because literally from like August all of August, just like got taken over. Yeah. Because then trying to figure out how to actually capitalize on like as a one person. Right. And I just didn't know. But again where there's a will. There's a way I figured out whatever it was all these things. Right. I had. No I had. No, no. Make no funding for this. Yeah. Right. There was nothing. Whatever to. Yeah. I mean, there was just I just knew I wanted to do this. And okay. So one thing led to another boom this display style brain took off in popularity. I should say more than anything. And you know, now, we're in September like being Gaber like all right? We'll push it off to the unleashed album too. You know, October long story short because that pushed off our release date for the unleashed album. We were able to do other things on the back end. We're doing additional touches that we the project that we wouldn't have done. To the music to to the wording some effects that we added then all of a sudden, we're saying, you know, what let's do this different. I want to do this completely different. How he did the first one you've got to think in twenty fifteen. No, no idea what I'm doing one hundred percent. I still don't know what you know for the most part with the the music industry. It's crazy. But. I dropped the entire album with like literally, no promotion, no marketing fanfare. Yeah. Yeah. Just nothing was basically you family bought a bunch of these albums, and that was the end of it, and it within about a month that was the end of it literally. And then obviously, I wrote the book, and it kind of helped you. But there was nothing. There was no one behind. I had. No backing there's just nothing there. Unfortunately. Or fortunately, I do believe things happen for a reason. But I remember thinking that in the back of my head. So I'm about to drop the second album three years later. I better be applying lessons learned right? So and I did while making it like I said I bought the beats and I bought outright just not even worrying about you know, all this other stuff. And and you know, part of that was. Releasing in sections are how about we do this how release a single for the unleash? So we did. So we release counting on you. And with counting on you to to to to double up on that. Let's do a music video. So now, we're providing a visual to the track. Right. Like super cool stuff guys. I kid you not the blessed line just kept going. So we pushed it back another month. So me and gave talked again, I said why don't we drop another single in November? Then right. So we dropped another single in November ambition rains with another music video. Right. So this is getting like crazy at this point or what? But it was dope because it was slowly being released say, and now is more of a marketing strategy that people are like, okay this. There's some motivational thing going on here outside of we have the podcast. I have social media. I'm. Constantly posting positive things you guys all listen to the podcast. It's all uplifting, positive stuff and another part of it too. Is that what we always talk about? At least with the podcast to is that we want some kind of visual aspect of it too. And it's actually something that people can get into. And also actually understand what the sample odyssey us what a single is a sample of what the forum was going to be right? She's thinking about I mean, it's just it's just a basic personal development thing. More senses. You can use to better understand you're going to have of something. So if you can add smell to a pitcher people are going to. Understand that picture a little bit more. Right. So if I can add a visual to sound now. It's like enhanced to a hold on. Now. I'm telling the story. Yeah. And that was a cool experience in itself. Right. So, you know, me, and you know, the video gopher had collaborated, our ideas. And you know, what's crazy? So just a backup with that. First video the video for you know, I had I knew exactly who I who. I wanted to go to how back in two thousand fifteen I remember walking into my. I just had dropped the motivation falls, right? The original one, and I remember walking into my brother's barber shop in Bristol and Miguel's oversight barbershop and just walking in look an old family friend. I news cut yo it's going on. I saw you just dropped that know the new album that motivational album. That's awesome. How's it going? You know, just asking all these basic question. This guy was a singer. So like all good. He's Joe if you wanna do video for any your tracks. You I got a guy. Ian Inc can help you up. I'm staring at this, dude. Dude that was so far fetched like that was that was not even in my round like that was not even in my thought process at all. And he mentioned the point that was just getting out there. I don't even know why it was such a push from it was because I went through so many ups and downs of putting that thing together that I just wanted to release Mike. Yeah. I was just I was drained and like I said I had no backing no instruction. I had no guidance. Nothing. Literally, nothing figured it out and did everything myself from from start to finish. And you know, and it was just one of those things. Whereas he said it and Mike. Wow. If I do another project, or you know, I get enough sales near maybe I'll maybe I'll reinvest that this video will like I said that never happened Sarma that always stayed with me, right? And so many and Gaber talking and I told him like I'm doing everything I wanted to do with the first album on this one. And one of the things was and since we had the time, let's do a music video. And the first person I called was this guy in an in. I was the first videography to do counting on you, which featuring my son James van villas on the track that exploded, you know, ten thousand views right off the bat. It was just as crazy. Again, I never done anything like that. And then again, so the blessed the blessed life Sabra and takes off we do to the second video with ambition rains, right? So ambitious rains I reached out to a couple people for. Another video for and and this guy quest was was referred to me by another family friend. Jason reside. Shoutout to Mr. height. But anyway, so he had a totally different vision. Right. He did a lot of hip. Hop videos. Right. So I'm like in my thing is I want a different video for because I want a different look outlook on what this album could be right. So, Ian, I provided, you know, one take as to what this album can be the potential of what interpretation it's going to be. I shared my ideas. He shared his ideas. And we collaborate it. Right. So when we did ambition rains, I had exactly what I wanted for the video. And this guy quest would just he's like, okay? Like, you know, what you want? Then we're just going to do exactly what you want. And of course, he he added his flair as professionalism. You know, his experience into everything that we did. And that came out, and it was just like, wow. Actually, he he he was the one who suggested the part of adding someone working. Out. Right. So I had I wanted to do, you know, ambition radio and do all the professional things that I do on my end. And just kind of capture them and come up and show people like what my plan was this whole time kind of thing. And basically ambition is the driver of all that depending on how bad you want. Something is basically the fuel for you actually going forward. So. What was the minds effort picking which particular tracks for the videos? So the first one I kind of went back to what worked what worked with the twenty fifteen album was there. It did hit home for a lot of people. However, it didn't hit home for the sector. I thought it was going to hit which is hilarious. So I went to do that approach were counting on you is a track that describes. A person going through a lot of things in life hardships. Whatever the hardships of life as we all do we're all just on different levels. That's all it is. But everyone's going through something, right? And we get so caught up in our own lives that we tend to forget people are watching even if they don't say anything some of these people can't say anything because somebody's people were under the age of three. They're watching you though. And they're counting on you to come through. Right. And in that in the meantime, I, you know, I had two sons and my life, obviously turned, you know, completely change. Just just absolute craziness. And I just remember thinking like understanding that understanding counting. That's we're counting on you came from actually use because James. And because obviously the tracks go back James born in two thousand fourteen and the album came out in two thousand fifteen but it was basically on that me all those years. I was working so hard now realizing eventually somebody who was going to be actually counting on me to produce something, right? Yeah. But it wasn't just it doesn't just up at James. It goes onto my friends my family, my brothers, right? My friends, and it's you don't realize how important you are until you. Do you understand that there are people counting on us? Not not not financially not they're counting you to just be there or do what you say, you're going to do just being accountable having integrity being loyal. They're counting on everyone's counting on you for something else. Anyway. So I felt that that would hit home for everyone and it landed like a bomb. I mean like it really did. So many shares in so many like so many comments are taking pictures at so many comments in one. I mean it really set off. I mean, it was just incredible. And so I wanted to switch up. So mean, you are on our way to somewhere where were we driving where we kept talking about ambition rains? Anyway. So we're we're driving from the suburbs into the city or whatever. And while we're driving. We're talking about ambition rains and why I think it should be ambition reigns. The next track. Right. So I hit home with everybody. And then I came with came out with ambition rained with again. That whole thing started off with. I am YM today because of you know, multitude of things, but mainly because my emission is my driver, then all these other things get added and you end up where you end up. So I wanted to come out with something hardcore because as the most hardcore I think one of the most hardcore tracks on the album, and then adding the fitness guy, which was you know, Ron Martino was the perfect guy. You guys you understand. If you go watch that video that guy's forty two years old. And he's shredded, you know, he is across fit for, you know, lower books cross fit, which is you know, they they allowed us use their Jim in the shooting of everything. So thank you. Steph. It was just it was just awesome. Right. So so again, the blessed stuff is taking off mean Gaber, adding still doing edits like we might as well perfect. This thing now now, you know, we're going at it. And I said since we came out with the second one, let's release the album with video. So in the podcast rotate of us podcast, which is our podcast. We we interview a lot of people on one of the people we interviewed was Tim Witherspoon junior. Who's a retired boxer? You guys some of you guys may know, or your parents may know, Tim Witherspoon was his dad who was w champ in the eighties. I think leak seventies eighties or whatever. So he's pretty much a big deal, and this is his son. So his sons like my age thirty four years old. But anyway, so fast forward, and we interviewed this guy before I interview him before he's even on our podcast. I knew we wanted to do a third. Video for the release. So so for the release I'm like me being Gabriel going back and forth. Ironically, when we're thinking about the second video ambition rained or try harder, right? And so we picked try harder. Oh, I know we're we're going. We're going to sell at that dance that dance that was it. Yes, that it was like this dance competition that we're going to promote the blessed. Life Zaba rain. That's exactly what it was. Yep. And so anyway, so we come back, and we decided, you know, try harder is going to be a third one. And I talked to Tim Witherspoon before this before meeting. We have them booked for an interview. But before meeting on the Kyle wanna do this video I knows kind of crazy Boba, and somehow mean him linked up, and so we got introduced, and then we linked up through obviously the podcast literally two days later. We're filming in his Jim the try harder music video how I met this video gopher because again, I didn't want to have the same person again because I wanted another view of the project because if there's an almost three years of recording the rotate of us podcasts, if there's one thing I knows that the value of opinions and just the perspectives that other people can have and had that little twist that can change the whole meaning demeanor of something whether it's a project, whatever and so. And so I knew all here. I was some media day in Trenton for, you know, a family member who was a boxer ally Malone Morales and he was going to fight at the show boat in Atlantic City. So they're doing this media of the and I got invited. And I'm there, and so obviously, I'm talking to a lot of people in that, my business cards and. You know, I get the talk into you know, a lot of people and one of the guys I talked to. Was a Samuel and Samuel had a camera in his hand. Just that's the only thing. I remember. And also, you know, and I just left it at that. And I honestly I didn't think anything of it the next day. I think he he requested me or something like that. Because we had a mutual friend. Joe Berrocal who was on our podcast who's an insurance guy. But anyway, so he's like, oh, I didn't know you knew Joel Ercole. Yeah. So I remember just finding that Lincoln mkx. He's about to be on our podcast. And then I remember thinking of him because I'm like we really want to change at the time. We're waiting for ambition rained to be sent the video to be sent to us. And I'm like, well, we're going to come out in December everyone else's pretty much book. We're going to have to find someone else anyway because then even part of that too because it was so. Down to the wire in some respects. It was weird debating weather's just released the album, and then have the video come out like an afterwards to kind of like extra promotion later. Right. So it was kind of like a back and forth. We're still kind of up in the air about whether it's a release the third third video at the same time as the album or not so so fast forward to that media day like two or three days later. I'm thinking about this do same on my that guy had a camera in his hands. I was like on cloud nine I just so happy that was know his boxing media day that I wasn't there to one hundred percent like oh, man. How can I figure out all my life projects? But anyway, it just so happened that I met this guy really is can you? I need another video done for my project. Explain everything to him. He's like, listen, I'm booked. I can't help you. But I know a guy right someone perfect ho sweat on my dude. Gimme gimme his number kennison contact and boom like I said within one week literally within one week, not only. Do we meet this guy? He recorded the video for try harder, which will be released two days after the album release the album's getting released one thirty one eleven which is Friday, and we're going to release the video on Sunday January thirteenth. Just because there's a lot going going to be nicer to release the album, and then, you know, again, more strategy because we tried different approaches. Right. Gave the first time we released the first video counting on you released the track for you to buy on all platforms. Right. The single along with the video, right? But we didn't give time for sales. So then the second one we put out the I guess it was like a week early single early in the. Yeah. So we released the actual audio version of ambition rains, and then a week later, we dropped the video. And so this one who actually going to drop the entire album. So it's a combination of booth to drop the entire album, and then two days later dropped the video just to kind of you know, as a gift, basically. But this whole experience has just been absolutely amazing. What was cool was that? We were able to incorporate the blessed lifestyle brain within all the videos, so. And then you guys watch all the videos every single video has a totally different feel the tracks are totally different. The look the perspective just everything about him, so different. And then I'm still I'm still being me in every single one. This is who I am. And I love how still telling my story all those telling someone else's story at the same time. It's just it's just I'm so proud of this body of work. From the visuals from the artwork. I mean, even the design just like the artwork for the singles issue. Six is real cool feel real cool look to that whole thing. And then even with that you look at progression of that is like it's the three videos like three singles a trilogy of. Yes, Arwa together combines until the Almar work. Yes. So so so counting on you has a night. And you know, you're there Knight in shining armor, obviously, there's a lot of meaning for that. My dad was called the purple night. My dad passed away in two thousand twelve from pancreatic cancer, and we call them, and the, you know, all these cancers have a specific color associated with them for pancreatic cancers purple. And so we used to call him the purple night because we had a fundraising night for my dad, and it was kind of like a play on words. So we call them the purple night. So have tattoos of the. Is this this whole thing had all this? Meaning, you know, my dad, I was counting on my dad, my whole life without even me knowing it, and so instantly when he passed away I knew that you know, beyond measure that people were counting on me. And I wanted to be the night so to speak. Sued hit home and counting on you. That track is pretty much what that means. So the artwork is just wrote this real cool. Look at night just kind of standing there with his with his armor, and all this other stuff was real cool. Then the second one is ambition rains kind of want to show the lion within. And the animal in the beasts that still within us that we can have that concord collectiveness, we can be professional. We can still take our, you know, everything we need to do in a very non violent way, but you have to have that level of energy that level ambition through what is displayed as when you see like angry lines, so Bishen rain single cover. Our was of angry line, which is super cool looking and then the album art was a combination of those and and with try harder. I was going to put member 'cause we were actually going to just release. It got so frustrated that I was ended up. We're just going to release a third single other things that's so delayed. There's so many hiccups with this with this project just like the first one, but just different hiccup. Stor. And and so my thought was gay. We got a release the third single. I'm going to do a bald eagle like this crazy mean look, bald eagle just just signifying the freedom. Right. And just flying above all the worries and all the, you know, the just just just fine above all that stuff and complete freedom knowing what you're capable of. You can't fly in my dad gave me a plaque one times read something along the lines of. You can't fly amongst the eagles. If you're hanging out with turkeys. And it was it was something like that just thinking like there's something that I need to have that encompasses this. So I put together to the art works at a single doesn't come out because all right everything finally came through with the album, so the album co work, you guys will see has the night, the lion and the bird the bald eagle kind of flying on the top right hand corner of the nicer, we incorporate it all. And now, you know, a little bit of you know, what each of those kind of mean. But the when I just remember that artwork getting delivered and just jumping literally just like just so height. Like, yes is exactly what I want it. And he just delivered like it was wild. I was saying it's funny to you showed us the concept. Art, you sent the the guy a little sketch as funny, it's like it. Your little goofy little concert it matches. Exactly what the notes inside. Like all the stuff on around the around the borders and stuff that he hit it on point. Exactly what you what you wanted out of that those was goofy and cartoon. Yeah. But it hit it right important. He really did. I mean, guys to only edit I had was asked him to change the color of one of the funds that was it until you know, move my name up here and change it to like a darker color. Literally. He nailed it. So well that it was like I've never dealt with somebody that professional when it came to the designs of changing a bunch of stuff is mainly my fault. Not being able to portray what I actually want. BS Almar came out. And then here we are being Gabe submitted the entire album, the art work. I mean, it's just this. Crazy process that we submitted it. And now, we're just doing a podcast just talk about it. Yeah. And it's crazy that it's it's done. We're we're done with that part now know the promotional stuff and all this other. But we're done with that part. And it's just crazy to think that we are done yet. No, absolutely. Because it's been like journalism almost been a year of working on this project together probably about a year working on this project. I mean, just countless nights countless hours just frustration. And you know, they always say, you know, the blood, sweat, and tears, and it is. But it's just like you think about all the time. Even I have I have a four year old is turning and five who just like in the middle of us were born here. Just walk into the office. It's just rain or you hear them crying in the background guys. You gotta understand who this whole thing was recorded in my home office. Yeah. Yeah. You know what? I mean. Just wear the podcast is recorded if nothing special. It was just it was one of those things where when you look back on. On everything that I did you can't say I didn't utilize my resources and that was one of the goals. I utilize my resources. Enough. I should say, obviously, you we can always improve. But I use them enough to get a major project out independently. No funding. No, nothing. This is all self funded. Right. This is all like, we put this together. Just to two guys. Yeah. Right. And just trying to make things work. But there goes there goes the was there probably a level of ignorance probably I mean. And was there stuff that we could have been better? Heck, yeah. There's a ton of stuff we could have done better. But we did what? Was best for out that basically what we all knew. Yeah. And going back to like how the first one was like it was all borrowed equipment in general like it was outside us having our own everything. Essentially, we had more opportunity to be creative. We tried a bunch of different ways that nobody will ever hear those versions of tracks that it was like it's funny listening back some of that stuff now. But it's it's we had more freedom to actually try a lot of different things that even if they don't work. It was the option leads to see how it came out to like, then say, oh, no that doesn't work in and go back to something that does work and change it like to get the product that we got. Oh back. The con- incorporates that little bits and pieces even the stuff that didn't work, and we kinda still used little maybe even a little portions of it. Yeah. Oh, man. Definitely. Be to kind of go through track list. S- thirteen tracks. You have number one is the intro number two the views number three make history. Number four dream big number five. I can't I will number six the challenge. Number seven counting on you. Featuring jeans Bennett villas. Also make history featuring game gave VERA number eight protect the dream number nine no shortcuts Matangi harder number eleven blessed. That's what the three number twelve and Bishen rains, a number thirteen the tro and. The blessed came along along the way to right wasn't. It wasn't initially part of lake for right and the blessed drag had so many the blessed lifestyle brain had such an impact in this process. That's what I'm saying since we delayed the album release. Because of was I figured it was only appropriate to bless the album with attract called blessed literally, and it talks about faith, hard work. And gratitude so that wasn't on the initial track list, but we added it. We took some stuff out we rearrange some stuff we combined it a couple of tracks just to squeeze that. In the same thing with the views of uses basically is based off the rotate views podcasts and was again had such an impact on my life. That in itself is motivation for me that I thought that it was appropriate for the motivation files unleashed along with the blush track. And and just one of those things that felt like we kept going back and it allowed us to really fine. Tune not only the tracks put the wording there's a lot of stuff that I am. So happy happened because I'm thinking back now, I'm like, oh, man. We definitely wouldn't have released our best at this point as we sit here both completely exhausted from this process because again, literally to people did everything there's no other. No any other anyone outside of the videos, obviously what I'm saying. Like putting this whole thing together. Not. I mean, they, you know, just gave produced. You mean you for like, whatever hours at night. I mean, guys if you know gives an IT guy, you know, in my day jobs. I work a medical records. If you guys even know, you know, this stuff is our passion. We're doing this for both have fulltime jobs. I'm going I'm attending Drexel University for my master's degree. I have a baby that seven months old and my son James before obviously, I'm married, and I have a wife, and we have to go our regular things in the meanwhile being Gabriel in the office recording even right now, we're recording us it's seven forty five at night on a Thursday after we submitted. You know, after we took us hours submit the the album the motivational mixed. Like it's been like the whole time. Even with the first one second one. Nothing's easy. Nothing has been easy. Not one thing. So you know for anyone out there who who's thinking. Oh, man, you're lucky that you had this this and that Gabe can tell you firsthand. I don't need to be in room. I don't need to be anywhere or even miles will tell you that he knows outside of my wife more than anyone how hard we work to put something something together guys in the meanwhile, we're still doing the, you know, the world famous rotated views podcast, we're I'm still booking the guest. I'm still doing vending shoes. We're still putting together. Again, still. I got an A not to say that I went to oh with the drug true fantastic. But I got an A in that, you know, in you know, what I'm doing. So it's not just approaching life, and oh, I'm doing a bunch of random stuff. Podcast was literally getting ranked internationally, right? The blessed lifestyle brand took off and become an its own beast. The am Bishen. The motivation follows unleashed has literally has thousands tens of thousands of views on the two videos that we've released we haven't even released the album yet. We're going to release another video all this stuff is taken off. And again, both instill having you know, fulltime job. And this is all literally has literally been done on on my spare time, I just don't just don't watch TV. I just don't fool around. You know, what I mean like during the week when bussing my tail off during the weekend, we're doing what we can. And I feel like I have a balanced life. I do spend time with my family. It's because I don't I'm not in in front of the TV just wasting time. And I think we do need TV time. I do. But I think it just comes with balance. Absolutely. And again, I don't have a secretary. We we don't have all this extra stuff. So people are like, oh, you don't have the same twenty four hours. You know, it was like his famous, quote, this is beyond saying Oprah have the same twenty four hours you have. And it's like, no, they don't. They have all these secretaries, and assistance and all this other stuff. It was just a comment. Somebody made it was funny. But we're just two regular guys who, you know, have a dream and pursued it and actually went forward, dude. There's so many roadblocks that happened, but there's so many robots. We could have just created ourselves. Just an overthinking stuff. And I did I mean gave knows man I had a completing Zion attack. You know, where I'm just like barf in all over myself. Also that same day we interviewed debt like an hour before we interviewed Tim Witherspoon because I'm setting up Tim this whole thing. This whole interview thing I'm also trying to get him to be on this music video. And I'm also trying to meet host switch to to come to the gym and coordinate all the time. So it doesn't interfere with the podcast, and you know, and then I have an exam the next day school, right? And then a baby screaming. In an extra is just absolute insanity. Would it took what it takes to get here one day? And I was just one day mentally that just coordinating all the social media handles and do Durr's so much to the point where we started having conference calls because it was so much to coordinate so many different things so many moving parts that were actually going on since we more recently with doing on location. Right. And we've been doing on location podcasts, and we're book through January. I mean, everything we've been doing guys you understand. We've been doing a podcast. We're we're in March. We're coming up on three years, right? And it's really just now catching, but we stayed committed. An William played one episode week. And there's obviously a week here near that. That got missed because holidays are for whatever vacations but one a week. I think even that first year and a half. We'd like she's rate doubled up even wants to make sure we even had every week. Yeah. And so here we are recording. You know, episode one twenty six so you do the math, and you'll know that we've been at it for that the time span that we're saying one week, not we're not we're not releasing anything extra. But anyway, it's been quite a journey. It's been absolutely fantastic. I'm super excited for the project, the motivation falls unleash is just a, you know, another gem. I think of what we were able to produce. When we put our heads together. We put the we believed in dreams we put action behind it. We put our own funding behind it. I mean, the belief is through the roof with these projects and everything that I do is at one hundred percent, and you know. Just full-throttle, man. And we're having fun. And these guys could tell you rotate of us doing fantastic. Like, I said, we're booking more guests than we ever did before the blessed lifestyle brain has taken off to this whole other specimen. Yeah. And here we are releasing a motivational mix tape. Feel motivational fuel for your success. Right. And and all of this is all happening all at the same time. We're just claiming twenty nine thousand nine year of grace because we know how much work we've been putting in for the last several years that this is not an overnight thing. This is not having overnight guys. Again, I could show you notes and all this other stuff from years ago that this was in the plan. It's just how it unfolded is what we can't explain like, okay? I mean, a lot of hard work, you know. No, sweat, blood and tear all that stuff. Yes. But how it unfolded was still unexplainable like anything else? Like always waiting for the perfect time doesn't ever have? And it's just we we were talking about for so long. It was like we've got to do it at this point. Absolutely. Absolutely. But yeah, man, I'm just you know, again, I'm gonna say it over and over again gave thank you once again for believing in me and my dreams and joining me on this journey. It's been one heck of a ride. I'm excited to see what's in store next. And like, I was always a pleasure to be a part of your vision of whatever whatever it is is just go for the ride. So so dope. Man. I you have a folks unleashed. We'd like to and don't forget to download and purchase unleashed the motivational albums, the motivation files unleashed by myself yours truly Jimmy Lee produced by Gabe Rivera, and we're just super excited about this project. Just go give it a listen, tell us what you think let us know. Again, we are we did this entire thing with no backing his all independent, and we just want to make a change a positive change in people's lives. And this is basically, you know, what our product of hard work and effort is. And we hope you guys enjoyed as much as we did making it. So enclosing out at a quote from one of the tracks off of unleash titled make history it states. Make your story worth reading for generations to come let future history. Classes hail your name with pride. May they be monuments dedicated in your honor may the power of your name make the enemy tremble in fear for eternity live and unforgettable an unprecedented. Life again that's on the track make history feet featuring Gabe Rivera on the unleashed album. And the second one is off ambition rains. It's exactly how the track ands. But I say it in a much more aggressive hyped way on the track. You are a king and your ambition reigns. The land just remember that. So there you have folks unleashed. In this episode. We discussed. The motivational makes the unleashed by yours. Truly, Jimmy Lee. We cover topics that range from motivation, inspiration, self awareness, personal development and much more. We wrap the episode up with quotes from the motivational mix tape unleash buyers truly Jimmy Lee. Thanks again for joining us guys. Don't forget to visit the website, Jimmy Lee, villas dot com. Follow the blog, if you have any inquiries or questions you'd like for us to answer on a future episode. Just Email us at info at Jimmy leave alleged calm, and on behalf of myself and the rest of the crew we wish you massive success. And until next time the oes. The rotated views podcast was produced for self development purposes. Thank you for the love and support we truly do. Hope you enjoyed the views.