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Essential Quality Wins 2021 Belmont Stakes
"Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown with a covid reduced crowd, cheering them on down the stretch. Essential quality pulled away from the pace setting hot Rod Charlie with the nature of a mile to run to win by a length and a quarter, finishing a distant 3rd 11 lengths back was Preakness winner Rombauer sent off as the 65 favorite essential quality becomes the 11th Belmont winner in the last 20 years to skip the Preakness. After running in the Kentucky Derby Eclipse Award winning trainer Brad Cox picks up his first Triple Crown victory, as does Jackie. Louisa is Brad Kelly Is
G7 Finance Ministers to Meet in London
"Ministers from the g seven group of nations. Meet in person here in london. Later and britain's chancellor has ambitions to forge a joint path on one of the thorniest economic issues of all time business taxation. His plans for proposed a proposal earlier this week by the us to introduce global minimum corporation tax rate of fifteen percent while to assess what nations will want from plan and whether she soon equil- convince all of the g seven ministers to agree. I'm joined by rob cox global editor reuters breaking news breaking views and he joins us on the line from our xerox. Judy ever good morning to europe. Good morning how are you very well. Thank you good to have you with us on the globalist. This is the first meeting for some time. All these ministers isn't it not lethal logistical reasons. Yon i mean it is. I think their first face-to-face meeting of jesus just g seven finance ministers since the since the pandemic began so quite significant. They'll get to look each other in the eye and try to get to some consensus on what has been one of the thorniest as you pointed out issues among rich countries for for decade. Doing know what that plan is what the idea is at the moment. Well there is. There are various plans out there. But the main idea is the one being pulled together has been pulled together for for years now by the oecd. It involves something like one hundred and thirty seven countries and the idea is to basically come up with with a minimum corporate tax rate. The administration has well yellen. Ah janet yellen the treasury sectors ford fifteen percent joe conto seems to be holding out the idea that could be higher if we don't get my way i think he put forward originally twenty one percent That seems to be in line with what you're hearing from the uk from other members of the g. seven italy
Johnson and Johnson Asks Supreme Court to Void $2B Talc Verdict
"A major drug company wants the nation's highest court to review a verdict over it's talc products. The Supreme Court could decide tomorrow whether or not to get involved in a nearly $2 billion lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson. Johnson and Johnson wants a verdict in Missouri review that initially resulted in a nearly $5 billion verdict in favor of 22 women who developed ovarian cancer refereed using talc products. An appeals court cut that verdict in half but upheld findings about the products containing a specialist lace talc. Johnson and Johnson says that verdict is at odds with decades of scientific evaluations. Just the Samuel Alito is expected to recuse himself from consideration after reporting he owned Johnson and Johnson stock. Cox is Jared Helper, and Johnson and Johnson has faced hundreds of lawsuits across the country over tell products with mixed results.
UN Launches Response Plan for Rohingya in Bangladesh
"Bringing Refugees who fled persecution in myanmar. For years ago are more vulnerable than at any point since two thousand seventeen the. Un has warned in an appeal for international support to help them launching the cool for nine hundred and forty million dollars for nearly nine hundred thousand refugees in bangladesh's cox's bazar camp complex un refugee agency chief. Filippo grandi also urged india and thailand to keep their borders open to those fleeing from violence linked to the myanmar coup tuesday's appeal covers requests for more than one hundred thirty four partners who include un agencies international ngos and a majority of bangladeshi ngos if funded it will also benefit almost half a million bangladeshi nationals living in communities that are hosting the refugees the world food program which is also present in cox's bazar warned that the covid nineteen crisis has reduced opportunities for refugees. The camp complex also disaster-prone and faces a monsoon to cyclone seasons every year which is why the un agency continues to support disaster risk reduction activities. These include rebuilding cyclone shelters improving drainage systems stabilizing slopes and helping communities diversify their livelihood activities. So that they do not need to rely on agriculture for income
The Bourne Identity (2002)
"Hey everybody welcome to another prestige podcasts. Where we perhaps are stretching the definition of prestige I think so. I think this is a prestigious action film anyway. The bourne identity. This is a two thousand two movie directed by doug liman who you might recognize director of swingers. Mrs smith jumper edge of tomorrow american-made. He's the son of a bitch. Made us watch american made. We got all hyped up tom. Cruise in and mister bourne identity in its turns out that was very aggressively average flick. But but he's he's made a couple of good action movies as you can see here. After this paul greengrass over and helmed the rest of the borne trilogy is based on a screenplay written by tony gilroy who you might recognize as the screenwriter of rogue. One devil's advocate. Literally every jason bourne film also wrote and directed michael clayton and william blake. Herron who. I don't even know why his credit for this like only got one other movie credits he's credit created as the co writer. So i guess he did stuff here. He came into some rewrites. Because a studio like lots of this is a. I had no idea. This is such a troubled film making process. They're much butting heads. We'll we'll get to that. I'm sure is based on the bourne identity by one robert ludlum. If you're a. Tom clancy fan. You know. absolute thought robert ludlum is if you're a kid growing up in eighties. Ninety nineties like books The airport bookstores were stuffed full of his political thrillers. Back for their stuff. Full john grisham or after adding it. Yeah it's like. It's like john grisham. Tom clancy and and Ludlum all going for that hyper. Masculine market stars matt damon of course as jason bourne Frank potenza bra who you might recognize from run. Lola run is awesome. Best thing about season to the bridge. Also clio and sneaky little star guest starring role here. Chris cooper brian cox who you'll recognize as the bad political heavy from every political thriller. We've ever seen giant assholes. Good job at it. Julia stiles clive owen. Art talked by clive. Owen and walton goggin. Yeah back before. I knew who he was and he was like in his late. Twenties early thirties still had a fairly full head of hair though. It was in recognizable retreat. Just pops out the do one of the most textbook gap dossier exposition scenes. That you've ever
UNHCR Calls for Renewed and Strong Support for the Rohingya Refugees
"With the rohingya refugee crisis now in its fourth year. Bangladesh needs robust support for the safety and wellbeing of its stateless. Exiles the un refugee agency unhcr said on friday moreover the covid nineteen pandemic has compounded vulnerabilities for refugees and host communities alike. Unhcr spokesperson andrea mahia. Sick call for renewed international commitment support and solidarity warning. This must not become a forgotten crisis. The twenty twenty one joint response plan for the row hinga. Humanitarian crisis is due to be launched at a donor conference on tuesday. The nine hundred forty three million dollar plan seeks to assist over eight hundred eighty thousand rohingya refugees and four hundred. Seventy two thousand bangladeshis in the surrounding cox's bazar district communities where some seven hundred forty thousand fled violence in me and mas racking state in two thousand seventeen co hosted by the governments of bangladesh the international organization for migration and unhcr the virtual twenty twenty one launch event will highlight the most important needs and ongoing humanitarian response
Comcast, Cox Enterprises CIOs on Rethinking the Employee Experience Through the Pandemic
"Wanted to begin with Talking about this major digital transformation acceleration that you have you've experienced through the pandemic and how is your thinking about employee experienced change during this time in light of the many changes that employees have had to endure in the way in which they work to give us a few thoughts. If you would absolutely great question and let me began by by saying that i think leadership is the core competency that really support the transformation of technology and when i think about leadership i think about capability competency and compassion and those things are fuel really to grow individuals and companies and and i started with that because one of the things that we've seen when we work with our our customers and particularly on our cable side of the business. What we saw was in extreme increase in demand which is intuitive and secondarily. What we saw is a need for for our clients to get up quickly and we. We had initiatives focused on self installs as an example and those initiatives were accelerated greatly. But what we learn going back to that compassion piece is it was more than getting them up and having them run in our our employees were going through the same thing so in addition to do in their day job they were homeschooling. They were balancing the Their personal lives with their work lives and that need to support them over and beyond our jobs really fueled us to make sure that we kept them front and center in all the decisions and lasting say is absolutely the tools that we're using now. Zoom as an example microsoft teens really double downing on that type of technology to create. That connection has been really important.
What It Means When Children Are Under Fire
"We have a full house today though. Chris ted and john can you introduce yourself. Hi everyone. i'm chris brown. I'm the president of brady and hi everybody. My name is ted bonar. I'm a clinical psychologist and the director of an family fire and then sort of our man of the hour. Is it strange when you walk into a virtual meeting space and everyone just holds your book up with notes and says okay. Let's get started on delighted. Delighted actually see it in the world. I've been living with it for the weird thing about a book. You know you finish it so long ago and then you wait and you wait and you wait and then suddenly you actually see it out there so now it's it's always a thrill to see waved around admit meetings okay. That's that's a relief. I'm glad we didn't scare you. John and would you mind telling your listeners. A little bit about yourself as well as your great buck children under fire. Sure my name is john. Woodrow cox. I'm a staff writer at the washington post. And i'm the author of children under fire in american crisis. The sort of the short summary of the book is it's meant to be really an intimate account of the way that gun. Violence devastates this country and anna anna. Also a bit of a path forward in ways that we could make some small differences to help those kids both before and after they suffer trauma from gun wiles. I think intimate is a perfect word to describe this book as you detail. The ways in which children are impacted by gun violence through stories of a handful of children. What i'm wondering is what prompted you to write. Not just about the physical effects of gun violence in what that effect is on children but the psychological ex i think that so much of the coverage around the way that kids are impacted by gun. Violence focuses on the kids who get shot. We have such a narrow focus. And this really applies. I think to adults as well. There's this really narrow focus on and that's the headlines. I mean we can look at what happened yesterday. As an example. There's a school shooting all the cable news. Networks make a calculation to say. Let's wait and see how many people died right. One person died they move on. That's not an high enough death
Biden Pressured to Restore Boundaries of National Monuments in Utah
"Confirmed interior secretary Deb Holland is traveling to Utah shall meet with tribes and elected leaders, and the focus is on the future of the Bears, Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments. Former President Donald Trump dramatically slashed protections for these monuments. President Biden issued an executive order to review that move and his administration is under pressure to restore their boundaries. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports. Former congresswoman from New Mexico. Deb Holland is the nation's first indigenous interior secretary. And in the four Corners region, there's a lot of anticipation among tribes about her official visit to the Bears Ears National Monument. When President Obama designated it giving it enhanced federal land protections. He cited its cultural significance. Land is rich with cliff dwellings, pictographs as well, A sacred camping and burial grounds. This is our chapel. This is our place of worship. Had Gonzalez Rogers runs the Bears ears inter tribal coalition representing five sovereign tribes. Ah, Holland alone doesn't have the authority to restore the monument's original boundaries. But he sees her visit as symbolic in FAC in the first kind of the world. I think it's less than 30 days of Secretary Holland on being in office, she has had more engagement more action than the previous 1300 days. When former president Trump downsized bears ears by 85% and cut the nearby Grand Staircase Escalante and nearly half tribe sued that court battle is on hold after President Biden's latest executive order calling for another review. Utah Republicans, including Governor Spencer Cox, are pressuring the administration to put a bill through Congress. Can we give on some issues? Can they give on some issues? Can we Can we come to a peaceful resolution of this? So we're not fighting this battle every year for 20 years, 25 years IN 1996, President Clinton designated the Grand Staircase Monument without consulting Utah leaders summer still fuming about what they saw as a loss and ranching and mining opportunities.
California gubernatorial candidate: Companies leaving state like 'a snowball rolling downhill'
"Of California business Phantom Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, who believes that if the state doesn't change some of its policies affecting businesses, companies are going to flee the state. Several large California companies, including Oracle and Tesla, have already moved their headquarters to Texas. In what some have dubbed a tech exodus. Cox will challenge California Governor Gavin Newsom if a recall effort makes it to the ballot later this year. Half across reporting nearly 100 people are looking for new accommodations after
Washington Nationals Park sits empty after coronavirus delays opening day
"Right into this day together after several players contract, coronavirus said, remains unclear this Friday morning when opening day will actually take place for the Washington nationals. But while disappointed they need to wait a bit longer Restaurants near the ballpark. ER, ready to play ball on Jackie just behind Nance. Park owner Dmitry Choke, Holden says in preparation for fans firing away. We are cleaning. We are updating things and you know, onward and upward. Justin Cox is the CEO of Atlas Brew works, which has had a tough go opening at the start of the pandemic. We had based the whole business model upon having 80 whatever home games at the ballpark every year. His hope is that the games will finally start and things will pick up for them. And even with the pandemic limitations, we know that This will be over at some point, and when it is, we're going to be doing really well near Nats Park. Mike
Rohingya Refugees Forced to Flee the Ongoing Violence in Myanmar
"The ongoing crisis in me and Mars had a devastating impact on one particular ethnic group Ro hinge a refugees forced to flee to cramp camps in Bangladesh. Battling the Corona virus and now being asked to relocate to a flood prone island news, our special correspondent Tania Rashid, reports. What were once homes, hospitals and schools at the world's largest refugee camp burned to ash as a massive fire rips through these makeshift settlements. 15 people were killed, 400 missing and tens of thousands displaced Three years ago. The Rohingya, a Muslim minority group, led a bloody military crackdown launched by the Myanmar military and police bordering Bangladesh. Mass killings of greats and arson drove close to a million into these sprawling camps in Cox's Bazar. In a report published in 2019, you went, investigators warned of genocidal intent. The Myanmar army denies that and claims it on. Lee acted against insurgent groups who attacked the police. But now these fires have uprooted these rocking goes, lives get again. Bangladesh authorities and agencies have been providing emergency assistance to over 45,000 homeless refugees. Since December, The Bangladeshi government has started moving more than 13,000 refugees from the overcrowded camps to bash on shore, a remote island in the Bay of Bengal. According to our local sources, the Bangladeshi government has offered those affected by the fires help with relocating there
Fire At Rohingya Refugee Camp Leaves Hundreds Missing, Thousands Homeless
"At least fifteen. People have died in a massive fire at refugee camp in southern bangladesh. Home mainly to ruin this fled neighbouring myanmar. In four hundred are still missing. That's the latest on tuesday from u. n. teams in refugee volunteers on the ground at cox's bazar. We need to rebuild quickly ahead of the upcoming monsoon. Is you in children's fund spokesperson. James tells you a news. Daniel johnson what we know the mum. It is Across an area that really is the largest settlement for refugees planet. Life is already very difficult based on the intensity the lack of space which they leave and there's been a fire like yesterday bangladesh. Tom literally his ripped through what is arena refugee camp now. Un teams on the ground have been reporting. I've the last twelve hours not really ever seen anything of this scale and intensity that has through homes. What you've got ten people living in a small shanty as a family or as an extended family so you end reporting at the moment that at least fifteen people dead full hundred a missing tens of thousands of again already living a very difficult situation tens of thousands of lost what they call their homes and whatever meager positions they had so it's a disaster it's unfolding. It really looked like despite all the efforts to bring it under control the fire it continued to ride for the camps and it really any slowed once it reached my in roads and water bodies. Do you know what started the fire. Nobody there is no clarity at the moment there. Typical those in charge of looking into the investigation and causes and so on doing that right now and they say no from word on on cause of the fire. But you've got ten people up to ten people living in each shelter mainly women and children. I understand yeah. The thing with the camp saw that we are talking about. I mean almost half a meter. At least four hundred and fifty thousand ringgit children are in those camps they making up just over one into now again a staggering numbers but that's four hundred and fifty thousand children who already living very difficult circumstances or went through horrendous circumstances to have to move in the first place at really is to make things much worse for children from a unicef point of view what we try to do with these kids. Don't just about helped back saying it's about learning centers unfortunately we many of those learning santa's of burnt to the ground. So you for all these kids who enjoyed son much indicted i live is unimaginably hod just a bit
UN teams assisting tens of thousands of refugees, after massive fire rips through camp in Bangladesh
"The un and partners are rushing to help forty five thousand people who've lost everything in a massive fire in cox's bazar refugee camp bangladesh. The majority women and children will than nine thousand shelters housing up to ten people with damaged in the blaze. While the un migration agency iowa said that its largest health clinic in the vast complex had been destroyed in the blaze. The cause of the fire is still unknown. As is the exact number of casualties at the camp. Which is home to hundreds of thousands of people who fled persecution in myanmar in twenty seventeen. Here's you and children's fund spokesperson james elder. Un teams on the ground have been reporting the last of twelve hours. They've not really ever seen anything of the scale and intensity that has ripped through harms. You've often got ten people living in a small shanty as a family or as an extended family so you in reporting the moment that at least fifteen people dead full hundred missing tens of thousands who again were already living a difficult situation tens of thousands of lost what they called their homes and whatever meager possessions they had ranga volunteers and un teams worked through the night to respond to the most immediate needs of victims. Assistance includes shelter. Kits that will allow people to begin to rebuild their homes as well as emergency items including blankets solar lights mosquito nets and jerry cans with the start of the monsoon looming. Rebuilding is critical. Iom said it needs at least twenty million dollars to respond to most urgent needs which include helping people to reconstruct monsoon proof shelters emergency latrines and the destroyed health facility.
Louisville's Brad Cox looks to take another step toward Kentucky Derby with Mandaloun
"Brad thanks for joining us today here on race day. It happening gasping for having me on. This is the longest we've went. Went out having you on. Congratulations on the eclipse award. We haven't talked to you since then. congratulations well deserved. Thank you very very much For a guy who's has much as much success as you've had in the last four three or four years especially never ran a horse in the kentucky derby and now Not only the at the two year old champ in essential quality. We'll talk about A little later on but You have a worse in the loon who Provided all goes well tomorrow looks to be a serious serious animal on that road to louisville Amazingly just six weeks away from kentucky derby one. Forty-seven talk to us about mandolin. While you know he's he's really Taken shape we always displayed a good bit account as a two year old and now he's able to show that to starts as a two year old Ram one turn which we thought was you know. I thought he'd be a to turn horse. But you know just displayed enough speed of the morning to You know give us the confidence to run him. first couple around one turn so worked out really well and he continues to get better. Every rice thought his first round turns and the cop is a really good race. A little water on both turns. You know we added the blinkers another race. Going in for you know for a horse to finish up the way did go. On a mile and nathan february of their three zero year says a lot so You know. I'm i'm hopeful and confident. He'll move forward again tomorrow. in louisiana derby he'll need to As all these sources seemed to be you know moving in the right direction at the right time so You know you just gotta continue to that you know forward move to the kentucky derby and you know he he's one that's you know somewhat lightly raced having only run four times and You know we spaced as racist. Well tried to buy designs. And he's doing really well so hopefully the more he can You know get the job done you know. Take that next step toward the kentucky derby how big of a role that you think. The blinkers played arisen star. I think they helped him If you go back and watch this horses. I keep him he was. It was a very impressive race. He broke well then. They kind of run away from ducking and diving splitting horses. Very impressive and then if you watch galloping out i mean. He sees the gap and tries to make the gap. I mean he's not that he's tried that a lot or anything but like he does walks things he does look at things and You know. I think that kinda comes from that empire maker line You know he. He does tend to you. Know looking gawk at things tom tom. I've had writers tell me that he needs flock comeback after social. And he's blinkers. You know. And i thought we'd just continue educating along the way not really throw them on until really felt like we needed to He's able to get it done in the second star. Going seven eighths. I didn't really want to put the blinkers on him in his first start. Going around two turns I do think they may hold helping that day. Kind of putting getting wearing needed to beat a win. You know but the end goal was not to win. The lecomte you know is to educate the horse and Thought still was the right move. Not having them on. We added them. And i definitely think to get him a little sharper. You know polish off a little bit as far as being a little more focused and and You know just experience the the to turn racial hell played a big role as well so i think it was a couple of things that you know. Really set him up for a big race with the additional blinkers and second time around two turns into star
Meteorite recovered in the UK after spectacular fireball in the sky
"On the final day of february people in some parts of the uk were treated to a celestial light show as a meteor streaked in from space hundreds of videos viable have since been posted online by amateur photographers. We'll see even more special by analyzing the footage multiple networks of cameras for the first time in three decades in the uk the coporate and as it turns out very rare space rock the caused all this was successfully tracked down and recovered from someone's driveway. Phil sansom spoke to the uk meteo observation networks. Mary mcintyre to hear how it happened. There was a really bright fireball picked up across multiple networks. A week ago on sunday and later in the week we found out the in meteorite fight being recovered and this is an incredibly thing to happen in the uk actually even in the world to recover meteorite that's been seen as a fireball quite ready then we found out that it's one of an extremely rag kind of meteorite just so many special things and we just haven't been able to sleep because we're just so excited such a huge win for citizen science. It really was. Wow and you didn't even know what was coming. Did you just sort of appeared as a flash right. Yeah these things. You can't predict them. They're entirely random pieces of space debris and this one was really unusual because it was captured by so many cameras across the because we had a clear sky across the country. What does it look like. Is it just a bright. The whole sky lynx up or is there like an angle you can see and that's how you figure out where he's going. It depends way you see it from our camera so it was heading straight for us so actually on our camera was just an enormous flash and it was really difficult. Get any data from it. Because she couldn't see a flight path but there's a guy called rigid fleet down in wiltshire. Who caught it side on is the most phenomenal bright thing. Streaking across the sky just resulted in this enormous kind of explosion and it fragmented. We could see that there were multiple fragments there and won't she kind of do the calculations behind the scenes. They can figure out the speed. It was moving the angle through the atmosphere. It's exact path before it been up and once you do all that they can also figure out the mass. And once she know the mashed you can then calculate whether something may have survived and landed the normally something like that would be kind of kept quiet for fear of contamination but because of covid and the fact that the area that they think it landed was basically lots of farmland in the cox worlds. None of us are thought for a second that this would get recovered and if it was recovered not for many days when it been rained on all that stuff so it was. It was just incredible. It could have gone in a stream. I'm guessing it could have gone a sheep's trough and cheap eight it. Many fables in the k. Are thought to survive but the end up in the sea because the small island so who actually found dead and how one of the homeowners at actually heard third on their drives the previous your house and they just didn't think anything of it but once the natural history museum per hour video to local saint. If you see anything please have a look and they went out and there was a fragment some dust and kind of black raise on driveway. And i think a fragment bounced over the the walter. Next door's garden wants. People arrived on the scene from wednesday onwards. There was like a fingertip search of the area remote fragments being found in. We've now found about hundred grams of this. Which is just extraordinary. You said that not only was it. Amazing space rock. It's also a very special kind of space rock. It is it's it's a type of meteorite called a carbonaceous conned right and they're really important because most of them originate from the asteroid belt asteroids themselves the old because that leftover material from when the solar system formed four point five billion years ago. But what's amazing about carbonaceous conroy's they have these tiny little of material that actually predates our solar system some of them have organic materials amino acids in them and to get a sample that is really pristine like this is incredibly rare and so important for scientists to kind of analyze the material and find out the origins of our solar system and before also system. It's just being one of the most amazing stories of the decade and the hasn't been a full that's been found for thirty s in the uk. So it's amazing and what's funny as well as aren't their missions. Going on right now. Sending probes up to asteroids way out in space desperate to try and get any sort of sample from them. And we've just had one line right at our doorstep. It is well. There was actually a mission to the asteroid a writer and the quality of the some police comparible without sample return mission from right and they brought by lake tiny amounts of asteroids. And we've got four hundred grams of this. I mean you can't rely on them landing as a way of analyzing them because it just doesn't happen very often. I take me found all the time. But they've been led on the ground. Who knows how long. And still quite believe israel i just honestly when i found out i just cried because such an amazing
Building Funnels with Alexandria Cox
"Alexandria show a little bit more about you and how you get started in this funnel thing. Hi thank you so much for having me. So i am a conversion copywriter and funnel builder and help lady entrepreneurs create launched the first digital money. I ended up getting into business almost on accidents in a way that i would advise most people not to. I felt like i was working at a nine seven manifestation business and i was doing all the things and i was learning everything trying to take. Diy courses and just do it myself and just be that. Self-made solo piano are and then over time. We got to this point. Where i was since i was doing it all and i was learning all that i just started accidentally attracting people who also need that help and then all of a sudden. I woke up one day and i was a funnel builder and creative operator. You know that is a story that is close to my heart. I am so familiar with that one. And i know exactly where you're coming from. I bet a lot of the listeners out. There are kind of in a similar boat for you guys out there to make sure that you stay tuned until the very end of today's episode for our in-flight special tip. I've got a juicy one for you today. Alexandra what is a funnel exactly. Tell us what that is. Because i know a lot of listeners out there are familiar with them but not everybody to explain to us what a funnel is so. There's really like two ways to look at a funnel and the broader scope of it is that it's your business. It's you starting at the beginning. You bring people in from not knowing you bringing them along the awareness journey and bringing them to the point where they become a customer and become an pretty excited about your business to keep buying and buying and buying but the real way that i look at a funnel and the way that a lot of online or funnel is that is that way to get the sale for specific aid. So whether it's an email sequence. That is saying i know you don't know about this. This product all the way to get you on a sales page and by or it's the landing pages that leads you from jumping on a landing page. Seeing the of the words that get them to relate to you understand that they need this product hitting that buy button buying. And that's that's what i bill. That's the main part of my business. I love that. I love the way that you describe that because so often i hear these kind of convoluted and you know what they think about as simplified explanations for funnels and and it's really you know it is. It's that process that you take them through to get them to buy. So i love the way you kinda describe that. What should he coach really have in mind before they begin to look for a funnel expert. They should really be looking at how well they know their own business. A funnel expert that is worth their salt will be able to help. Guide you to get there but a lot of people that get to me in. They realized they didn't know as much as they thought they knew. Or they felt like they kind of throw spaghetti at the wall and get there. And that's one of the things that when you do know that sometimes that's when you get to the final builder and it just makes your business explode versus still going through those waiting sets and so the best thing i can tell anyone before they get to a funnel. Builder is to really do a lot of market research and on a continuous basis. That we really getting to know your ideal human to the point where you can almost speak in their words Had an interesting conversation with a prospect the other day and she said i was in this webinar and i decided to buy click funnels. Now what the heck do i do with it. And i'm like wait a minute. You kind of put the cart before the horse there little bit. You don't buy the system before you know what you're going to do with it know what you're gonna do with it before you buy the system. Would you agree with that. I completely agree with it. But i am so guilty of doing it. Sometimes we will lose. Make such hype about a product that you're like. Oh my gosh. I know i can use this. I'll figure it out and you get so excited and you buy. And i've done it like i've done it multiple times in sometimes. It works out and sometimes it doesn't end just figuring it out is kind of the entrepreneurs if you will but sees how resourceful you'll be but for sure now that i'm like better and business and that i know i will one hundred percent tell someone like no no no. You're not ready for that. Get rid of that. Yeah i think they often don't even know When they do that kind of thing whether it's click funnels or one of these other like fang pools kind of thing objects. They don't always know what a funnel is or what A marketing system is or something like that so they buy it. It's the solution when what they don't understand us. It's actually just part of an overall concept. So are there alternatives to click funnels for building funnels. Are there other ways that you can do it. I mean click funnels. obviously that's a good one But are there other ways to do it too. There are other ways to do it. So you can stick with the funnel builder so before you can use lead pages which is a cheap way of doing it. Almost on the cheaper end of the scale and you can easily pages. So that's great and you can connect a whole bunch of pages together. If you are also going to do it. You could use grew funnels. New one and their marketing. The fact that they are free for lifetime right now you can use f apps or you can do or you can almost bootstrap it and use plug ins on wordpress and that is another great way to do it but again since the way in which you sell is also very much relationships based so if you have a great email lists that came in from either a summit or some other lead magnet you can also do a complete funnel via email in create those relationships without ever having to build a funnel builder. Yeah i so agree. I'm glad you made that point is. I'm always one of those you know. If you don't need to spend a ton of money on a system to get it to do the same thing may be that's not the best investment for you instead. Spend money on the expertise of having somebody help you build something that's gonna be aweso. So how does coaching know that. It's time to hire a funnel expert. They know when they're ready to offer something. That is validated. So i can you bring something. That's not validated. Absolutely because most vulnerable will also be able to help you create an amazing offer or bein tune offer. But if you wanna make the most out of your experience if you haven't offer that's validated to someone has purchased it in give you feedback and you know how to and you know how to roll with. No it will take off. Take those take those. Take those pieces in. Go to funnel builder and they'll be able to take to build out your funnel for it so to validate it. All you would need is to put it on a page or even marketed to your facebook group or to your email is say. Hey i'm building this thing. Are you interested in it. If if people bite then you know you have a viable product. That's when he say. Hey now i want someone else to build it because you wanna to save time. You don't want to spend hours tweaking in figuring out how to get the headliner coloring right have someone else. Who's gonna do it in a day so you can just get back out there making money. Yeah and a lot of times you know we. We don't know what we don't know on our own businesses were too close to it sometimes even if we're good at doing copy or something like that sometimes we're good at doing it for other people and we're not great at doing it narrow businesses so i think a lot of times hiring an expert to do some of those things can be hugely valuable whether you're skilled at it or not. So what it. What does the process look like. So if somebody comes to you and said hey alexandria to help with my funnels. What does that look like so for me. I feel like there is no such thing as a perfect package. I don't like giving someone a packet offer because what you need for. Your business is not what cindy needs for hers so when someone comes to me like hey. This is what i would like to do with my business. We sit down. We have a long top usually do. It's a two hour intensive where we deep dive into your ideal humid not just the ideal human for your business but the ideal human for this product. Because they're not always the same because you might be targeting someone at the beginning of their journey versus someone who's ready to solve a problem right. The
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"cox" Discussed on Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"Just the inherent opportunities. You have when you bring new and unique data sets together in in different ways You you land on foresight insight and that's when you began to make decisions that cannot just transform businesses but can transform how we work. So what i what. I share with our new analytics leader is. I'm convinced that if we can really lean into how we connect data sets across our different divisions and companies. Not only will we lamb on new products. But they're potentially new companies that we could be sitting on. So i get. I get really excited. I think in really three aries are pa Everything related to data analytics in specifically a when you think about what is going on there and just how quickly That area is evolving. It's just unbelievable. That's great the great set of Topics in overviews there. I can only imagine. Richard thinking back to the early parts of the conversation that some of the groundwork that you laid in modernizing some of the practices and technologies perhaps also the processes that the it department across cox enterprises has and uses Has aided your ability to take advantage of some of these things as put you in a better a better circumstance. Such that can you can do so. Is that that a fair assumption. Richard yeah i get it is fair But but it also triggers. A thought is like the first thing i did was get really smart people who have done that before and i feel really good you know across all these different businesses their best practices in different spaces and i think one of the things that we have luxury is being able to identify areas. That are doing well and luckily for me we. We have a process where we can bring. Talent across divisions am bill those foundational practices so that we can leverage those to drive even more efficiency more innovation along the way to your last name. Do people ask you whether or not you're related to governor james cox. The you know. I do get that on occasion Depot are often disappointed. That it doesn't bother me much realized pretty quickly. I am not a family member. Although i do get a lot of requests from people outside of the the company escalations Because my last name so It desert by other than a lot of extra work. Well richard cox thank you so much for joining me. Today it's been a great conversation covering your your time both serving the city. You live in this company that you've been a part of for quite some time as well the steps that you've taken during a very trying time as well as the inspiration that you're clearly are providing to executives and would be executive color as well. Thank you for sharing perspectives on such diverse array of topics today. Well peter thank you. And as i said before we got started. Thank you for what you do for our entire community before i came into this role. I made sure that i was listening to your podcast. Continue to listen to them. Because i i think you really continue to have a pulse on everything that's gone on across our nation as it relates to seattle. So thank you for everything that you do. Thanks for tuning in. Please join me on monday. When my guess we'll be rama The chief technology officer senior vice president of technology at co part..
"cox" Discussed on Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"Take a moment. Also <hes> richard. Talk a bit about your purview. Is chief information officer yet. So i'm responsible for all the classical <hes>. Technology across the enterprise. So i a serve our entire enterprise. We have <hes>. Er pre systems that support all fifty five thousand of our employees responsible for that and we also have connected tissue with the cio's across the divisions they are responsible for those respective areas. And we we stay really connected <hes>. In a way so that we provide the support that they need. But we don't get in the way of them are running business and taking care of our customers in and hitting those targets that we have in front of us. It's really interesting richard. As as you know as you went over the different businesses quite a diverse array of businesses as well and i can only imagine that the application of it is a bit different in each of those as you point out. There's the europeans of the world solutions like that. For example that would apply across all of them. No doubt there. There are a number of solutions that apply to only one where a standard for the entire company can't be said perhaps the logic in having a cio over each of those businesses to do that sort of evaluation. Can you talk a bit about that relationship between you. And the business. Units a chief information officers a great question it into to <hes>. Just put a point of emphasis on your point. It is really diverse so you think about how the technology needed to effectively empower the buying is selling vehicles across the us versus <hes>. How do you make sure that you have cable. That is consistent. that doesn't go out. I mean it's two different worlds. And i think because of that is really important. You have the focus that we have in terms of my <hes>. Interaction with the. Cio's is evolving. And what what. I mean by. That is <hes>. Cox in the past. We go so far to say. Hey part of the secret sauce is making sure that we have a huge amount of autonomy in all of our businesses not just our divisions but even in the individual businesses. I think what we've learned over time. As those businesses they enter interact with each other in a more centralized manner and what we also realize is to the extent that we can have that connected tissue and we can share learning. We can share information in begin to plan together. Then that just makes us all better. And so i probably organically speak to the cio's once or twice a week just organically and then we have formal touch points where we thinking about the business in the broadest way possible. Can you talk a bit about <hes>. Some of the aspects of your strategy. And how you think about <hes>. Influencing from the center so so to speak yes. It's a great question. And so i think in order to answer that question. Let me take a step back. So i've been in this role officially for a year and coming into this role you know. I thought the biggest challenge would be figuring out what we should be focused on focused on from a technology standpoint. What are those emerging trends. Which should we be taking advantage of in terms of innovation and look all those things are there. But what i've learned is i was taken over for a cio been in the same role for eighteen years and this guy really created this organization. There was no technology grew. He did a phenomenal job. Coming in in creating it. That make said there's been a lot of change and so the biggest thing that i've had to work through and it's been a surprise. Me is is really changed. Its is transformation at an organizational in addition to those things that are just kind of table stakes today when you think about the digital transformation as an example and so when we talk about the strategy is really been a lot of foundation building so i hired a new team. We we have a few people that that were holdovers from the you know prior leadership but we thought it really important to bring in some new talent and so excited that we actually brought some talent over from cox automotive <hes>. We we brought a some external talent as well. And so what we've been really working on is making sure we take a step back in build a strategy that is holistic because in the past we just had this tendency to work in silos and so we we just did. It just came out of a prep meeting so is really fresh were we are reporting to our. Cfo on our plans for next year in beyon- and what we're finding is a lot of the work is just foundational making sure that we have the systems and processes so that we can provide the value to our customers in a meaningful way. And i think <hes>. Let let me kind of pull that thread. A bit more <hes>. One of the things that idea early on is bringing in a couple of groups that can help us understand what our customers perspective of technology was and we conducted over two hundred interviews <hes>. Just load surveys in front that we formed the foundation of the work that we have in front of us <hes>. There was a call to action to to make sure that we were more connective. So so that we work in their business versus being order-taker waiting to see what they were gonna going to do. And so i think that's part of the path that we're on when we when we talk about what the focus areas for twenty twenty one israeli building those foundational points making sure that we really intentional in terms of our cloud strategy. We've been ad hoc to some extent. And then i think the third one is really leveraging data and analytics
"cox" Discussed on David Tennant Does a Podcast With…
"Having lived through failure as a child. Big Time and scholastic failure I. Really get driven by the fact that I should be responsible and I should set boundaries and all that stuff and I'm hopeless helpless. Useless Ola but I've but. I also feel that. Children should be allowed to fail right you know you only really learn from failing and concise the story of my career. It is through my failures the I land right? You're things I didn't quite achieve the island motorbikes. How do I get over the Hump? How do I make? How do I negotiate the next of that? No Yeah. You've worked on both sides of the Atlantic at for the last well. I mean, really since was at rat in the skull I to eat America, and since then you've been pretty bi coastal with the with your work, you've had a very international career and then. And it's been extraordinarily varied like. You've been X. Men, and you've been in the Bourne movies and yet you're always coming back to theater. You've been a voice of a monster at least two different shows that I've been. hanged. And is there a method to how you elect what comes next? It's are you are you trying to carve of? Make sense of allow or you just. Used have difficulty saying no, you know that that we are there I am talking about alignment. Saying let's be Elaine but actually the to the Mars the of should be non-aligned. Because we have to be open to everything sure not to be open to the whole kit and caboodle. At Star openness which can drive you daft. But but at the same time, it's exciting. You'll funding of planned that is you call the? I, did the third the third the third? Yes. I kept people can you say I wasn't even there down the weird thing about that was I thought I went along to the studio. Yeah. I thought was a pitch for doctor who I was I was doing an ad. And I got these lanes and this started me these lines I was reading my mind. Okay if I. That this is a funny. And he said. This is not an ad. This is the. And I see what? You're playing I said, Oh, I said, well, I don't think that's Too, late it's not. No I a nude, right Very significant that was to you heralded my demise. And is there a different? Is that a different BRIAN COKES HE TURNS UP? On the set of the X men or the observant or. A shoe on Broadway A. D. Uproot things differently or do you. Know I. Think I just maintain. I mean I always maintain an openness you know I. I. Try not to judge Jason Judge a lot when I was young and I try not to do that anymore I, try just to go into a situation with a kind of openness into say yeah. And also. I'm still up for the adventure in. That's all of our job. Yeah. We're so blessed in what way do you know nobody has united sent and I love activists I just think out of the best people in very bias you know it can be a pain in the ass but that can be the opposite that can be absolutely. Open and childlike. That's what I love about actors is that that relationship to the Child? Got The hadn't forgotten themselves Benz. You know and I love that I love that. Too when I met my active students say listen please please always try and pitchy yourself as we were we go. and. Mind you that. Openness. One that. Kind of steady thing that you had when you were we that you didn't know what the hell was going on. And I. That's the thing that you've got to cherish. 'cause you still don't know what the Hell's going on. Yeah. Do you do that yourself do you? Have to you know I had to land when I was a kid Young remember I was put in a situation where I was made to fight this boy who is. Clearly what we would call nowadays civilian tested. And he was sweet. On you know does nothing more cruel than the playground, the playground the child's putting the school playground. US is the most vicious place on God's wrath. You know when you're pushed into situations is presented a situation where I was having end in fight as I didn't and I'm I'm hate violence a load. So the only way I can go to attack myself. So I started beating myself up and throwing myself on the ground. And then I was left alone after that I compromising positions, right? Yeah. and. So you've had this extraordinary career. You've who award-winning barnstorming. And then in your seventies, you landis part of Logan Roy and succession, which is. Just goes crazy. I. Mean. It's hugely greatly. So it's a huge huge success globally and Celebrated by critics and audiences alike at has it brought you. A new type of celebrity that you hadn't had up tonight kinda going the two bedroom, right? Right? Yeah. No I mean. I mean, it has. It's I'm so grateful for it and you know it goes back to when I was a kid I knew I mean. I could see. I've been next year I'll be in the business for sixty years. So I've seen actors come in and fall by the wayside and talented people have been able to get purchase you know and they have a moment of glory then it's gone and I I always always was determined that I would be in it for the long run right I mean it's happening to women. No. But of course, it didn't happen to him for a long time but the pots just getting more and more interesting as you go because you have. You have all that bias that you've gathered and you have all the opposite of that you've gathered as well and you have a, you have a neighbor inability to go to some kind of stole center where you kind of really observe the human dilemma in really non judgmental way in which is what we supposed to do is class. So I I feel blessed that I've got this fun I feel you know when I got when they asked me to do succession I had the conversation with Adam McCain. Jesse. Armstrong just nude. This was this was is this was perfect? Did you read a script? I was just the way that pets because your script. Scripts secret and then I see I see don't see scripts too often. Ari'el. Okay. Except no, I mean actually this is the weirdest thing because Jesse just as covid was closing in and we locked down what's happening I had a meeting with Jesse and he told me all about season three I'd say you're not supposed to tell. As. I'm not I'm I'm an art. Please just let me. I'm going who? Okay I'll give that no on. It's very exciting and hopefully we'll get it made but No I've said it's been really can't complain the one of the Great Times of I think is the exceptional casting. Across the board and and your south at the top of the pile did you knew who logan needed to be straightway? Well, I did you know I mean the thing about? Is I? I played. I was a I was the first president plan. Yes and you know and then. Tony came in and got the Oscar all that and then. I didn't mind I'm getting the Oscar. The money go. But the interesting thing was what I realized about how was. He. was mysterious. You didn't know where he was really you knew that he was vile. You knew he was. There was something kind of that made you want to watch him work to fall him that goes. Can by his mystery. I think that's so important. You know when you get a role where you can do that that you can actually exercise not mystery that the audience allowed to do more of the work the new you don't need to give all you don't need reveal and. I fell not about. Felt about Logan just looking was mysterious because he's. You know he comes from unlike. The monarch so that trump's it's not inherited. Wealth is a self made mine. And therefore, he's also. and. He's grown to be much more of a nihilist in his quite nihilistic and his thinking. And you'll never know because he will never reveal what the background was. We had seen Dundee where he kind of avoids everything sister and online. So there's a story that, but we don't want dwell on too much. We just wanted to leave as a beautiful part of the Color Palette you know. And I think that's important and that's what I you know. That's the thing that I love about the Kinda because you don't know always where he's coming from densely. You know that he is a racist you know the ease he believes in money in all of that but it's It's a means to a kind of end that we don't know about right. Do you feel it? You know about it I know about okay right. But I'm telling you.
"cox" Discussed on LGBTQ&A
"I want to start with your Time magazine cover if that's okay into dozen fourteen year on the cover of time and the headline, said the transgender tipping point. Wow, I wanNA to know if you knew that that's what the headline was going to be. And what your reaction was, it was a cover. Try so I wasn't. One hundred percent sure I be on the cover. They told me it stem news item happened. That was really big that I would be bumped from the cover so I didn't know that the cover. What's happening until I? Think the night before that was happening for sure. I didn't know what the headline would be. The first time I saw the cover, a friend of mine named Precious Davis. Who's a brilliant activist and human beings? She's in Chicago. She texted me a photo of the cover and then <hes> it was. The editor of time premiered on like think morning America. One of the morning shows that morning. And then it was <hes>, and I think that certainly changed my wow, so, what was your reaction to the transgender tipping point part of it? You know it's I, don't it's hard for me to separate my reaction in two thousand fourteen from the subsequent sort of reaction. That community has had to that title. There was so much. Criticism. From my community of that title, and the suggestion of that tipping point and criticism of the way the article was written, and who was excluded in there was a lot of that. I like about my community, and what I appreciate about activists who are on the ground doing the work is that in their honesty they keep us accountable. They keep us pushing to go further to be more inclusive to think differently and harder about who is being left out and what? We're not talking about so it's hard for me to separate my reaction. Of the tipping point moment from. The criticism and the critical interrogation of that moment my engine Mitchell, it's we did a panel for variety magazine. A year ago about Trans Representation in the media. For Trans Actors, and she what she said, is that that moment in two thousand fourteen, with kind of all about Laverne is the way she framed it. And then she said Post Post because we're probably impose moment, even though poses still in the air. It's about all of us. Jin, Richards contended, and I like that because I think it was always my goal, that was very clear in two thousand, fourteen at that moment was not about me and man it was about. About a community that was part was about all the activist who worked for years to create space for me to have that moment on the cover of Time magazine, and so now that is coming to fruition that more of our voices are being elevated and more perspectives and <hes>. It's taken a lot of pressure me I feel a lot of pressure in two thousand fourteen I gotta tell you reflecting on that moment is. Do you remember the criticism more than the celebration? Of both, they covered with revealed on my birthday, so my birthday now is not only my birthday. Anniversary of me being on the cover of Time magazine, which is pretty dope and I decided that year I said to myself. If I'm going to be on the cover of time, magazine, chiappa Party and so. I wasn't going to be on the cover. If I was bump for any reason I was like well, they could just be a birthday party, and so I had a party that year and Time magazine mistake were so generous that they gave us tons of copies of the magazine and my boyfriend at the time had posters made of the of the magazine as opposed to of my Time magazine, covering my apartment, and I went to my mom, and then we gave one. Away for charity, so we had a party and it was indeed celebration there were tons of Trans People at the Party and some people from orange, new black with the party, and so I have fond memories of the celebration of the moment as well but I think both can exist all about both end that I can be in the celebration, the neck, and also critically effect on the moment
"cox" Discussed on PM Mood
"Curtain off the red carpet, and to the frontlines of progress with change makers and innovators that are doing the work to shift our culture and expand their social impact. I am so excited to welcome to he a mood Roderick. Cox, who is one of the only African? American conductors in the world..
"cox" Discussed on KOMO
"Important today's Cox's are to his campaign these first four states amount to the critical early tests not only the strength of our organization but the strength of our message former vice president Joe Biden addressed the crowd in Dubuque you know it really matters really matters what you do what do you call because for the first time this time out or you've been done in a half a dozen times I don't think it's fair to say not because I'm running but you've never voted more Ford Crocker's in your life senator Elizabeth Warren had more events in Iowa than any other candidate over the last year you Iowa has made me a better candidate and you will make me a better president she and the other senators were running for president had to miss a lot of time here in Iowa though because of the impeachment trial but it didn't stop senator Sanders from gaining ground in the state this thing can that is the most consequential motion in the modern history of America they go first perhaps no one has more depending on these caucuses then senator any club a shark she told people at a Superbowl watch party how important it is for her supporters to get out and caucus for her by one hundred when I couldn't be here all last week that I had a job to do and then they yeah because I wasn't there you just have to double down on your work it's clear though that this is just the beginning of a selection process for the Democrats that may not be decided for several months Michael all right Steve Kassebaum reporting from des Moines for first lies Steve's going to be back with us later on for a closer look at what is happening there tonight nine minutes past the hour China's latest numbers in the corona virus outbreak list at least three hundred sixty one that's almost three thousand new cases in just the beginning and that's bringing the Chinese total alone to over seventeen thousand in the beginning of this week Jim wrote checks and now with more Michael a forty four year old man from the Philippines has died from the Wuhan corona virus which broke out in December the man is one of two cases in the Philippines the other his thirty eight year old female companion the only way we will defeat this outbreak is for all countries to work together that's doctor Ted rose at a non gap basis the director general of the World Health Organization last week when he declared the new coronavirus a global public health emergency since that declaration the virus has spread exponentially reaching some twenty countries including the United States where as of the filing of this report there are eight cases confirmed many say this outbreak could soon be declared a pandemic which is defined as an ongoing epidemic on two continents or more with that however after tendrils reminds us this is the time for facts not fear this is the time for signs north rumors the WHL has been working to dispel rumors and myths surrounding the virus and has been doing so on social media on its Twitter account the WHO's says for one antibiotics do not work as some have suggested for one the corona virus is a virus not a bacteria also it is not true that using mouthwash does protect you from the coronavirus nor does free **** rinsing your nose with saline nasal spray there's no vaccine just yet on.
"cox" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Thirty first I'll be Milwaukee Wisconsin at the Turner Hall Ballroom Ballroom. Saturday February I. I'm just going to say the date fuck. The day I'm going to be in Orlando Florida. Hard Rock live on February fourteenth. I'm going to be in Tampa Florida at the stress. A bit destraz center February fifteenth. I'll be in Portland Maine at the State Theatre on February twentieth. I'll we in Providence Rhode Island at Columbus Theatre February twenty first. I'll be new Haven Connecticut College Street Music Hall. On February twenty-second I'll be in Huntington New Orca the paramount theatre February twenty third. Go to W. T. F. pod dot com slash tour for links to all the venues. Can you dig it. So I'm back from Atlanta. Obviously I was there for a week. Being Sedentary being onset had a nice scene to sort of finish out most of the work. I'm going to do on on the respect film Nice scene with with with Jennifer in the last day her mansion in a mansion that is being presented presented as her mansion. And I got one more day to shoot the big concert. I'M GONNA be part of that. The Amazing Grace Concert from I think it was seventy two. You and that's I just have one more day shooting and it's It was great although I didn't do much and I've been trying to take care of my back. I'm going I'm going to go. I'm going to a chiropractor here for the first time in my life tomorrow I'll let you know how that goes. I was trained not to believe them. Almost as if they're witchdoctors or or snake oil salesmen. or or just hustlers of sort guys with Iraq Iraq it. There's a lot of rackets racket racket but I'm going and I'm going to go the regular doctor two days later and I'm just going to average it out and I'm going to read a thank you note. Hi Mark Mayor and just a quick note to say that you're talking about the loss of La Fonda was really a huge moment vulnerable and generous of you for all of our talk in podcasting casting in public radio about driveway moments and storytelling as a listener. This just felt like the simple powerful moment of one person living life one when microphone in a little room not live on stage and the truth. It was that lightning in a bottle moment in radio broadcasting that. I've heard so many people describe throughout the years. It's hard to know when that moment occurs in podcasting because they're currently just under eleven billion people making podcasts thrice daily which which is great in so many ways but it does mean that the collective conversation among listeners is fragmented to put it mildly. So I just WanNa say that personally. Here was one moment that found on me in my car at night. Parking under a giant sky full of stars in the mountains up and Bears Ville that made me feel less alone in the world about one of the most painful things I've had to do in life. I'm stumbling around here with words but I just wanted to tell you that the reason people make things really exploded in my brain that night while I was listening to you. It felt like the kind of explosion Ginsburg described when he wrote about how certain words with enough distance between them causes a synoptic synoptic spark he was defining how poetry works or resonates at its best. Thanks for the work you do. Thanks for making things. I'm sorry for your loss. Here's to all all of us. Humans on Earth trudging the road of happy. Destiny occasionally keying the mic on the walkie to let each other know what we are seeing along the way. Best Dan New York. Thank you Dan. That was a lovely Email and I appreciate that. You had that experience with what I do. I've Yeah I've had that experience with what other people do and I I. I'm grateful for it when it happens to me. Thank you for listening buddy. I hope you're okay. Okay Bryan Cox is a great actor and he just won the Golden Globe award for his performance in Hbo Succession The show has has been renewed for a third season. I believe that I recorded this interview. Maybe like the day before the Golden Globes. I believe we've that I I. I want to check that but I believe we recorded this interview when he was out here for the Globes the day before the Globes I flew to Atlanta Georgia the next day and I was sitting at a whole foods. I told you about that in Atlanta in mid town at at the beer bar in the whole foods eating salad out of a box next to a guy wearing a camera hat a camel shirt and camel pants. It's all different shades of Cammo with sunglasses on drinking a six pack of Mexican beer in cans. I sat there and watched. Brian Cox win and I said I just talked to that guy. I just talked yesterday to To to to nothing. So this is me talking to Brian Cox to you for you from the day before he won a golden globe. Yeah I was just in Ireland for two weeks in northern Northern Ireland. Yeah fucking beautiful. It's stunning absolutely stunning. Scotland is more stunning. I thought I hear you. I mean my family. Originally my you know in the mid nineteenth century. Yeah we're cold mic Max Irish Scots okay. So we're actually I rish. Descent brought them Scotland and now is that like are they the mic. Max worked at in a positive light. Well Irish were never looked like an a positive. The Irish yeah. I did a program a few years ago in the television. which is it was called from the workhouse? Yeah and which was the English ray of saying which was on the plate but actually the Scottish way was. It wasn't called a workout so it's called the poor house Yeah and you you could only get You went into the poor house because it was the only way you can get any medical help registering the yeah. So I discovered that my great great the grandfather who was born in Derry on my mother's side he was called in Ireland. Yeah Yeah he was called Patrick McCann and he at the age of thirty nine In entered the poor house with his six year old son Sam having lost five of his eight kids including his wife. Oh my God to what everything. Okay and they you know he was he was Kinda worker and he injured himself and he did eventually become a drunk But he you know they moved. It's like in the last year of his wife's life they move something like ten times and they used to do these what they call the midnight flight so paying the rent and they would just move when I was And I kept saying well. What about the what about the structure of the families you know wasn't wasn't there a support and then this woman? This young women said all our show you the structure of the families. Your Grant Great Grandmother was called Sarah Maguire and I said Oh okay okay. Yeah she said on our show you where she lived in fact. I'll show you the entrance in the Mitchell library so I went to the Mitchell live in. They showed this entrance. And it said ceremony Guar our lives on a stair in calcuttans. Wow and they took me to this place and they said this is where she living showed me a step and that would be no kidding. Yeah and this is some sort of like it was a it was a show based on your family's roots. They did a few people right right. Yeah it's it's it's that and the fact that my my beleaguered great grandfather he he he. He's eldest son. He's younger son. And these middle son survived all the other kids have five of them died All the goes died and he was desperate to get any he was in Glasgow. Has in Glasgow. Yes he was working there and the Irish should really got a rough time. You know they didn't. They would not treat it well but when you find out that stuff about your family how how did it affect you. I mean knowing that well you know you you you realize you've got all this information nation in your DNA. You kinda go when you try to when you try to sort of become conscience about conscious of it you realize your where little anxieties come from. Because they're right it's it's it's poss- through the generation racist generation. So kind of a way I think I mean I I think it sort of responsible. Pin The man who I am I think I. I'm in a way. I have a kind of gratitude towards it whereas also but I also aside a pretty difficult time as a child because my dad died when I was eight and my mother was institution I really so when now the the the people you found out about that were four or five generations. They were my. They were my mother's grandfather. Yeah she was He was my mother's grandfather. My great my grandfather was a mysterious figure. Got He hath. We could never find his war records. He was he was in the He was in the first World War. My mother always said he was at twenty one years but I couldn't find him. He's a drunk as well. Of course which went with the territory he was the he was the eldest son of this Patrick. Yeah I'm Patrick. Eventually ended up in an asylum and I got the last in one thousand nine hundred ten wondering the the the wards of the asylum still thinking he was a fourteen year old boy from dairy. This is your mother your yeah my mother's grandfather. Oh yeah so the so the mental illness. Yeah you could track. Let's right pretty far back. Let's right what was it specifically I You know stress try springs on. Okay I mean my mother. She couldn't deal with the death of my father. She felt harbored. Guilty for Because she my father was rather gentle he was a hit a shop he did he. He was the youngest son of family. His sisters took care of him. My sisters took care of me. They they made sure he was going to be alright so much. His eldest sister I mean via thirteen of the Macula is eldest. System makes a after the war he had a pension and she bought a little shop. Yeah and she and my father worked in the mills in our hometown. Jute Mills Malaysia. What are they make? That is fabulous. Yeah I mean I know L.. Jute well you know a covered wagon. Yeah sure that would be made in Dundee. Okay all right. Thank you Western burlap. That's right. Yeah that's what we that's what that's that's what they did there. Well they discovered through. What did how they discovered it? was that You know these coast of Scotland a great weaving community but they discovered this thing called jute and they also discovered it. 'cause Dundy was a wailing city so they discovered if they dip at this yawn in Wail at extended. That you put the jute extend here. So that's how they set up the jute industry on that swell and we also supplied the tents for the confederate army as well sodomy store in in in the states and the states. Oh Yeah we were done near my hometown. Tom Had the the highest child. Poverty and the richest people in the world at one point now did was. Is this something that you grown up fascinated with or is this all like not something new for you know being aware of because you know. I'm aware of my roots. I think of the people who get the top end of the Baath in my life you know no. I've been sort of constantly aware of that and I did a couple of programs. I did a couple of documentaries on I did one I I did one on jute route. Did one on the on my family because my what happened in eighteen fifty people this is..
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"That's one the second pillar would be media. So we think of today, as you know, the internet news television, all of that is media town, formation spreads arts and entertainment is the third so everything from the art that we create two plays and movies and magazines books. All of that would be arts entertainment, business, and marketplace before. And so that is thinking about industries whether the tech industry and the energy industry. The auto industry all of those be business. Marketplace's down to the small business, the mom and pop shops, the retail online business, all of that would be Mark. Place case. That's the fourth pillar. The fifth one is education both primary and secondary. So the public education system, private schools. Colleges universities. Seminaries all of that would fall under educated, religion would be the sixth pillar. So that's the church and other houses of worship all different. Religions would fit under that sort of pillar of society. And in the last one is family. Now, those are not an order of importance. Certainly, I think you make the argument that almost backwards in order of importance. But those are the seven. And so the idea is, if we can influence government media arts business education, religion in family than we can move the Domino's. And we can tip all of society in a certain direction. Now that's a big sort of macro level way of thinking. And let me explain why it is. I think that's so relevant to us that we think about ministry has taken place in the church will that's one pillar and it leaves the other six out. We need to be thinking about. Ministry as a Christian as a believer as being spread across all areas of, of life gay being spread across all areas of life. And here's why I'm gonna get theological with you for a second. I'm gonna go back to the practical side theologically God's kingdom is very subversive stetzer wrote a book some years back called the subversive kingdom, and it's a great book is one of my favorites on the topic, I would pair it right. With Scott mcknight's book, the king. Jesus gospel, those two books really frame. Well, my own viewpoints of what the kingdom is the king Jesus gospel is, basically, Jesus is king. And so the way that you become a Christian is to swear allegiance to the king. And you say he is my king. I submit my life to him. I turn from my sin. I trust in him. I'm part of his family and part of his kingdom now. And so that's the key. The king Jesus gospel and the story that flows around that throughout. History. And then at stetzer talked about how the kingdom of guide is a kingdom. That's not of this world. It's, it's not one of the seven pillars and you might think what isn't it? Religion will. No not. Exactly. Religion is something that is humanly established. It's, it's organized. It's regulated. The rituals are things that we sort of manage from a human perspective. But God's kingdom the bible says within you it's invisible. It's hard to see. It's, it's basically the rule and realm of Jesus. So everybody that says, I follow Jesus. That's the kingdom of God. And so the kingdom of God operates on different principles than the kingdoms of the world around us. The kingdom of God operates on the principles of, of servitude, purposeful willing servitude toward other people that is that, that I am here to serve other people to serve my fellow man. I'm here to love people in Jesus. Name jesus. When you visit people in prison, when you get give somebody a coupla co watered, my name, you have done it, as, though you're doing it to me that you've served in my name, you've represented my kingdom, and the subversive kingdom is the idea that God's kingdom does not come in and dominate people or dominate culture or dominate any of those seven pillars of society. But rather the kingdom of God subversively springs up here and there within those different realms K. So within the school system, you have Christians who say I'm here to serve here to help, and they may influence the educational system by just being there and loving people in Jesus name and saying, I'm here to help, but I'm here to serve, whatever that means and they're, they're therefore their lives influence others. And that's this subversive kingdom. So I believe that we need Christian entrepreneurs and again, I mentioned earlier, I feel particular calling to, sir. Serve and help and coach and minister to people who are church leaders who want to think entrepreneurially and entrepreneurs, who want to think ministerial Kate. So the reason why is because I believe that God has called us to the marketplace that we can make an enormous difference in the marketplace, and what the churches tended to do. Sometimes to kind of lag behind. We just sorta wait and whatever the, the world around us, innovates, and comes up with and does we'll tag along. And we'll we'll catch up about fifteen years later and do things about eighty percent as well. And just sort of take our cues from everything around us. I think you see this Christian film. I think you see in Christian entertainment that a lot of times we give free pass to very poor quality because we figure, well, this is the Christian version. It's not supposed to be as good. And so we kind of lag behind we wait for the marketplace to tell us what to do. I believe we need Christians to step into a leadership role, not a domineering leadership role. Not a we're here to fix everything and show you how to do it our way. But instead it from a standpoint of being a servant to people to come along and say, one affect change in our culture, wanna make a difference in the marketplace, as entrepreneurs wanna engage society and culture and commerce and so forth and so on. Let me give you four examples of where I believe we need Christian entrepreneurs to show up and be present for kinds of people that we need filtering out of the church on Sunday and into the rest of the world throughout the week and throughout their lives in order to make a difference an impact for the kingdom and to improve society and to foster human flourishing among people. So I, I think we need we need people who will live out a Christ, like ethic. In the marketplace. Another words, we need people who will live and serve and do business, the way, Jesus might do business, and I'm not suggesting that Jesus would do business. I'm just saying that Jesus came up with ideas like going, the second mile for people taking the high road being brutally committed to honesty, often Tissot and charity. And giving all of that originated in the mind of God in the mind of Jesus, and so businesses that are committed to solid ethics to honesty to truth to generosity to charity. They make a difference and they stand out in an age of corporate corruption and greed. So in the middle of all of that we get to be counterculture. We get to live out a Christ, like ethic in the marketplace, and we get to do good business. We get to be good at creating products and we get to innovate and we get to shake things, and create new things and. Develop new platforms and softwares and go start things that go big, and that's great. But in the middle of all that we get to demonstrate what it's like to be committed to a Christ, like ethic. Secondly, I think we need people who will serve others in Jesus name in the marketplace. I mentioned this a minute ago, but I want to amplify it for a second. I believe that we need people who are willing to look around and go, who can I help? How can I serve not looking for what I can get out of it, but how it can contribute to the lives of others zig Ziglar, who was very successful and became very wealthy by the end of his life. And yet, still managed to be even though it was a motivational speaker a great salesman managed also very humble and very Christ like in his life zig used to say, you'll get everything. You'll have everything you want in life. If you help enough other people get what they want in life. And what he simply meant was if you just give an value to people's. Lives before you expect anything in return, you're gonna make a difference in your experience success in your own life. The reward comes around the whole idea that it's more blessed to give then to receive an even when you are great at making sales, even when you're great at, at building businesses and leading teams and all of that, even in the middle of that, that you get to say, how can I serve people? How can I elevate people? That if you own a business that has employees, you get to look at your employees and go, how do I elevate you? How do I make your life better? How do I hope you take care of your family? How do I hope you grow professionally that you get to serve other people gay fourthly? We need people who will create wealth from the marketplace to support missions to create wealth from the marketplace to support missions when I hear about Bill Gates or Warren Buffett or so many others who have made millions or billions of dollars. And then have established. Foundations and trusts in their name, whereby they can continue for their legacy to continue to distribute money through charitable causes throughout the years to come. I think that's awesome. I think we ought to celebrate that, and I think we ought to duplicate that, that Christians, if we really have a desire to eradicate aids to improve education to tackle issues, like poverty and health care round the world, and if we really want to plant churches, raise up leaders and share the gospel, everywhere that we possibly can the we need to be creating wealth from the marketplace in order to filter into missions, now that does not mean I get to be money hungry and use as a justification. Well, when I get filthy, rich someday, I'll give a little bit to charity. That's not what I'm talking about K. That's not the kind of heart that I'm describing describing a heart that starts with the motive of giving that says, ultimately I dream of making a difference in my world, even financially being able to give and. Be generous and bless people and change the lives of others in different ways that I can fix problems for some people by, by writing a check, perhaps, because I've been willing to be committed to high Christian ethics been willing to serve people, and I've done. Well at this, and I've created wealth, so that I can give it to missions, number four. I think we need to be able, we need people to be creative thought leaders in the marketplace to be creative thought leaders again. This goes back to the idea that we shouldn't just sit around and wait for the world to invent everything that believers that Christians should feel the freedom to flap, our wings and speaker minds and, and to do so in a loving way, but to be innovative innovators changed the direction of society, when you think about the most influential people in history. So many of them were innovators. We know who Gutenberg was because he invented the printing press and out of the printing press came all of the books in the libraries in the bookstores that we know today. And so you have someone who is innovating and creating and changing the game, and they're sort of breaking the cycle in starting a whole new ark in the story at and bringing about the industrial age in the tech age, and so forth and Christians ought to be right in the middle of that shaping the thought of culture around us that we should be thought leaders that we should be not afraid of science, not afraid of psychology, not afraid of the various disciplines around us. But instead, fully engaging and being creative thought leaders are marketplaces..
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"Eight seven. Fifty fifty or fifty six hours, maybe you sleep, and and the rest, you spend time with family, and you rest, and you get some leisure time in. So we all have that much time you can do huge things with that time or you can lock yourself into doing only small things because you'll believe that time is more limited that for you than for other people. Okay. Here's a third big limiting belief. I just can't be myself because I'll be rejected. This one's extremely common. It is. I can't just be who I am. I can't just be free to pursue my passions. I can't just be you. I am in my personality. I can't just lead the way that I really feel like I'm wired to lead because I'll be rejected. If I do people won't like the real me. And that's a limiting belief. You are you God made you and then he broke the mold. There's never been another one like you. And he looked at you when he got done with you. And he said, you are good and your reflect my nature. So who you are. And who you're cut out to be who you're wired to be by craters good. So don't believe that being. Yourself is just a pathway to rejection K number four, I'll never be loved people believe this because of past rejection, they believe it because of childhood they believe it because they came perhaps from a broken home, or or someone who abandoned or walked out on them when they were young they perhaps believe this because they've been through a couple of messy situations and relationships a couple of divorces. And so we wind up believing that there's nobody on earth that can truly love us. And that's just not true. I believe it's not true. Because I believe God loves you, God is proven that. And he is sent other people in your life to love you. And so the idea that I'll never be loved is a limiting belief that relational holds us back from exploring what it means to love others and be loved in return. Here's number five. It's not my fault now by this. I mean, nothing is my responsibility. When whenever you meet someone who always has someone to blame for all of their problems. You're meeting someone who will never overcome the problems. If I believe that everything that's wrong with my life. As a result of what other people do to me? Then there's nothing I can do to control it. There's nothing I can do to change it. But when I start to look internally, I started take responsibility for my life for my decisions for my relationships or my attitudes. Then I can begin to change things. But as long as I believe that everything is everyone else's fault that I'm just the victim of what other people do to me. And what society has done to me the government's out to get me. My friends are out to get me. My parents are out to get me. My spouses out to get me if it's everyone else's fault. I can't do anything to change my life. And so that is extremely limiting belief K number number six hour up to number six. I can't take risks because I'll probably fail that. Is we go right up to the edge of a big dream of something that we want to attempt or try and we hold back because we might fail and the reality is yes, you might fail. But. If you see failure as an end than you're in trouble. But if instead you start to see failure as a step toward success failure. As a learning opportunity failure is shaping and growing opportunity, then you can take risks, and you can grow you can break out of that limiting
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"Expand your knowledge and challenge your beliefs. And I'm not talking about changing what you believe about. God. I'm not talking about changing what you believe theologically. I'm talking more about those limiting beliefs that hold us back. So those of us who struggle with the scarcity mindset, or we struggle with fear, or we share it with ourselves a lot of self defeating thoughts. We we believe in repeat and rehearse lies. And limitations about ourselves. I'll never be good at that. I'll never be able to do that. I'll never be as cool as that guy. I'll never be as as great of a leaders him or her those are the kinds of beliefs that shape, our actions that we need to challenge gay because out of our beliefs we act out of our actions come the habits that shape our lives and our destinies K so challenge. Believes ask yourself. What am I believing? That is limiting me and holding me back. Sometimes my limiting beliefs are the lid on my leadership, and I need to punch through those and knock them down with some big truth in order to go on further. So challenge your beliefs Kay. In fact, I'm going to spend a whole episode on this very soon just on the limiting beliefs that that kill us that hold us back as as leaders. Here's a third thing. So expand your knowledge challenger believes. Here's expand your network. Expand your network in other words, you can today you can change the level the capacity of your leadership by meeting new people by networking with people that you don't yet know people from whom you can learn people to whom you can contribute people who will make your life better. The more people. I connect with the better. I'm I've been so excited to meet some of the people I've met just on. The last few weeks who've walked through the doors of our church people who also lead within ministry within business. I'm in a mastermind group every every Tuesday, we get together and talk about entrepreneurship, and and we're all believers, so we're talking about from that perspective. You got to expand your network now. I don't want you to think about this in the old fashioned terms of go joined the chamber of commerce and hand out your business card and try to get business. That's fine. If the kind of business you're in requires that, but I'm not talking about that. I'm not talking about expanding your potential leads list in terms of networking for sales on networking for growth. And there's a big difference. You should eat. In fact, I would even say that you'll do better at networking for sales. If you don't go in looking to sell anything, but if you just go in looking to benefit from people and to benefit people, so if you're just going to give and to learn from other people than that's the kind of networking I'm talking about. And I am a product of the people who've poured themselves into me. So my capacity has been expanded by the people in my life. That have led me that have helped me that have been friendly to me that I've been friends with and so I could rattle off a list real quick. And the people who've influenced me the most, and they're people that I've networked with and they're people that have expanded my leadership capacity K, here's the fourth one, and it's kind of related, but it's a category unto itself. Get a coach I believe so strongly in coaching. I have been coached for years now spent the last eight years ever since we started grace hills church. There's not been a single major decision that I have not talked about with a coach I've not run it by somebody who's been there or somebody that can help me think and sort it out and get organized. And so I'm a big believer. In this coaching to me is not just it's not the same as taking. A course is not the same as hiring someone to teach me stuff. I can learn stuff other places. What I need someone sometimes is someone who will get involved in my situation. Mentally and relational who will help me think through my dreams, and visions the challenges on facing the strategies, I need to overcome those challenges, and then we'll hold me accountable to take action on those strategies. That's what a coach does. That's what I do when I coach people. So if you're in ministry or business, and you're looking for that kind of coaching with love for you to to reach out to me and go to Brandon, Cox dot com slash coaching and watch a little video there about the Cana coaching. I do fell application, and we'll get to talking about it. But you need a coach somewhere, and you always to be coached. And as you grow and your capacity expands, and you lead more people, and you become more effective. I would say you you may need to consider coaching others as well mentoring others as well. So get a coach interestingly enough. Every single person that I learned from that is either a pastor who has done really well leading the church or a CEO or a entrepreneur or business person who has done really well almost universally. They get coaching, and this includes people at the top of organizations, they're people that are CEO's of fortune five hundred companies that get coaching and a lot of us would go. What are they have to learn from someone else? It's not about that. It's about needing another voice. Another perspective someone else to speak into my life into your life about the direction. We're going the strategies we need in the steps we need to take in order to get there. That's what a coach does. So you can today take action on this. You can change this, and you can expand your capacity to lead by inviting a coach into your life to begin to speak into where you are K. Here's the last thing. This is the biggest one you need to take. Make smart risks. So expand your knowledge challenged your beliefs. Expand your network get a coach and take smart risks. Another words, you will only grow as a leader in your capacity as you stretch yourself as you decide I'm going to step outside of my comfort zone. And I'm gonna try things that I'm not used to trying things that seem a little bit scary to me. Now when I say smart risks. I'm using that phrase together on purpose. I don't believe you need to take dumb risks. Another words, I'm not challenging you to run out. And just, you know, flippantly quit your job and launch your dream and not have any education plan or backup. I I don't think that's a worthy kind of risk. I think that sometimes we feel brave and we take a risk, but we didn't do our research. And so the risk is way too much cost and very little guarantee of success. So I'm not talking about that kind of risk. What I mean by? Risk is there is something that I need to do outside of my comfort zone. That's going to cost me my comfort. It might cost me money. It might cost me time. It might cost me convenience. But it's going to cost me something. So so that's the risk. I'm giving up the security of something. I'm giving up the significance of something. I'm giving up something valuable to me in exchange for something more valuable, and that doesn't mean that everything's going to be a guarantee if it's a guarantee it's not a risk at all. But it needs to be a smart risk. It needs to be the kind of risks that I've sort of measured and calculated that I've kind of totaled up and said, yes, this is the kind of risk that I want to take because it'll stretch me as a leader. So that might mean. If you're in a position to hire someone sometimes you take a smart risk when you hire someone that's just outside of your own comfort zone. But you feel like they're going to do. Awesome job for the organization. A smart risk might be enrolling in a course, or in school or getting more education getting more training. A smart risk might be signing up for a program. I have spent sometimes thousands of dollars on educational programs not counting college. This is just a professional training opportunities that I've spent thousands of dollars on and many times they pay off most of the time. When I invest in them, they wind up changing the game for me. They give me knowledge of in have before challenge me. And that's a smart risk that you've got to step out and go places and try things and tweak the business model and try things that you couldn't do before. You've got in your head have kind of an RND department, a research and development laboratory in your mind in which you try. Things that you haven't tried yet. And those things are going to be outside your comfort zone, but success lies beyond them. The blessing the abundance the fullness lies beyond the things that you need to take risks in again, not stupid risks. Not risks that cost you everything in provide you, nothing and destroy everything. But risks in which you have done your research, you've prepared. Well, you've done your praying. You're thinking you're meditating, you're planning you have sought advice, you've listened to testimonials you have checked this out. And in those cases, you take the smart necessary risks in order to expand your capacity. K now here's the beautiful thing about this when your capacity as a leader expands your organization will probably grow. Now. I don't know. I can't guarantee this going to grow in sales or that it's going to grow in the number of people attending those are not things I can guarantee, but I can get. Parenti that it's going to become healthier. It's going to be stretched that the people around you that you lied that you influence they are going to grow, and they are going to be stretched, and that's only gonna occur as you continue to challenge yourself to expand your own leadership capacity. Keep pushing the limits read one more book, take one more step design one more strategy reach out to one more person give something else away put little more skin in the game. Take a little more risk because every time you do the people that you are responsible for grow as well. And I'm convinced that when leaders grow in general when you and I and all of us as leaders who who are leading in worthy pursuits that when we grow our pursuits grow our organizations, grow the the people that we lead grow, and we all get better. It's just like Craig Rochelle says when the leader. Gets better everybody wins. And so I just want to challenge you to expand your knowledge your friendships challenged your beliefs get a coach and take some smart risk. So that you can change your leadership capacity today. If you stay exactly as you are right now, you'll always get the results you're currently getting. So if you want something different if you want something more, if you want something that is beyond what you currently have what you currently enjoy only way to do that is to push yourself and stretch and begin to purposely create change that that stretches in grows us a leader. Let's expand our leadership capacity together. Now, real quick. I want to mention something about this this video or audio whichever one you're listening to or the transcript that you reading. I really would love for this to encourage more people. I have a heart and a desire and vision that that I want to encourage. Dj more and more leaders. And so if if you'd be willing helped me in that and share this maybe posted on Facebook or text it to a friend or forward in Email that may be off sent to you share this blog post with somebody else and definitely hit. Subscribe. If you're looking on YouTube at the subscribe button, if you're listening to a single podcast episode, go back and subscribe to the whole series and consider leaving a review unless you hate me. Don't do that. But believe review leave a comment. Let people know this is something I found valuable and spread the word. Okay. I've got a lot more coming so much more. I wanna share lot of episodes coming down the pipe, and I really really want to take more people on a journey with me. One more thing on my website on Brandon Aycox dot com. You can learn about the coaching and the blog, and you can learn about some business stuff some church leadership stuff. But there is also on every page my website, there's a tab on the right side of the page where you can leave me avoids message. Now, the reason why point that out is because if you've got a question if you've got something that I can answer or talk directly to on this channel in one of these episodes. I would love to do that maven use the recording with your permission would use the recording of you asking the question, and I would be happy to answer that question, but just give me feedback and do that using that little microphone audio button. You can do it by video or audio and it'll Email to me instantly. I'll answer will dialogue would love to hear from you in that way, and between now and next time. Let's expand our leadership capacity a little bit more each day.
"cox" Discussed on Digital Leadership with Brandon Cox
"Changed the game for you and your organization, and the people that you lead over the long haul case. So here they are rapid fire. One after another the first one is today. You can expand your knowledge today. You can expand your knowledge the bottom line is I've never seen a leader excel to greatness or lead an organization to greatness or make a significant impact on the world who was completely self absorbed every leader, I know that's ever been affective was a learner. And a listener they read things they listen to things they took things in. And so a lot of times I come across some. One is how can I make my life better? And I'll say something like well, have you checked out this book, I'm not really a reader, and so often I just want to sort of level this truth become a reader become a reader. I wasn't always a reader. You. Don't think you're a reader, but you gotta give it a shot because without reading you're missing out on so much knowledge. But even if we're not talking about sitting down and flipping open a book and reading page after page, there are other ways to to learn to take in that you can take advantage of today. The the big point is Houston to be feeding your mind with something that's not up there yet. And so you can expand your knowledge by listening to podcasts. K expand your knowledge by subscribing to YouTube channels expand your knowledge by taking an online course expand your knowledge by exposing yourself to information that you haven't had before. And I wanna especially say, what is in rich my life, deeply and expand. Did my own capacity for leadership is to always look for sources of knowledge that are written and created by people who sort of our head of me in my particular field of interest and passion. So if I want to know how to lead a church better. I need to read books by other pastures who have led churches and are now sharing knowledge, I need to read that I wanna read people who have done really well in business people who've done really well in their lives. I wanna read people that challenge my mind in terms of how I think about people and relationships so here lately, I've been reading a books by dean Grozny, OSI, Napoleon hill Bernabei Brown. John Maxwell, Robert Schuler read books by people that I don't necessarily agree with all the way. And it's funny. How when I mentioned an author's name some listeners go he reads him. I can't believe he does that. But the fact is you need to be willing to read things written by people that are just. Outside of your comfort zone that they don't necessarily line up perfectly with your exact perspective because then you get the small world view. So you can expand your knowledge today. In fact, I wanna give you a tip for that. I think you should go to YouTube and find the shows and the channels that are produced by people that you tend to learn from just a little while ago. I was listening to a YouTube show by Ed my let you can go look him up. He's phenomenal. He's a tremendous motivator and leader business guy, and Ed was sharing things that inspired me that made me think about life in ways I hadn't thought about before. So I just watches YouTube videos. They're compelling easy to watch their entertaining, very educational. So expand your knowledge if you don't expand your knowledge, you're done if you stopped listening and stop reading and stopped. Feeding your mind you're at the limit your the limits of you want to. Spain your capacity you've got expand your knowledge K. Here's a second thing challenge. Your beliefs challenge, your belief, so expand expand your knowledge and challenge your beliefs. And I'm not talking about changing what you believe about. God. I'm not talking about changing what you believe theologically. I'm talking more about those limiting beliefs that hold us back. So those of us who struggle with the scarcity mindset, or we struggle with fear, or we share it with ourselves a lot of self defeating thoughts. We we believe in repeat and rehearse lies. And limitations about ourselves. I'll never be good at that. I'll never be able to do that. I'll never be as cool as that guy. I'll never be as as great of a leaders him or her those are the kinds of beliefs that shape, our actions that we need to challenge gay because out of our beliefs we act out of our actions come the habits that shape our lives and our destinies K so challenge. Believes ask yourself. What am I believing? That is limiting me and holding me back. Sometimes my limiting beliefs are the lid on my leadership, and I need to punch through those and knock them down with some big truth in order to go on further. So challenge your
"cox" Discussed on Digital Leadership with Brandon Cox
"Off. Hello and welcome to digital leadership with Brandon Cox. That's me. And this is the space where I get to talk about life leadership and even sometimes some digital marketing. I want this demeaning, courage, meant to you. I have a vision to grow leaders to help leaders to grow for all of us to expand our influence together. Because I've Aleve that the world is a much better place when we do. So I want to dive into something today that has been very personal me over the last few years. And that is I wanna talk about expanding your leadership capacity to expand the capacity for how much you can handle as leader for the level of influence for the size of the organization for the the kind of impact that you want to have. I want us to talk about expanding all of that. How do I grow in terms of my ability to influence people? How do I grow in my ability to lead a larger organization growing or? How do I help the people around me to grow? John Maxwell often talks about the law of the lid. He wrote about in a couple of his books and the law of the lid, basically states that the level of an organization will never excel beyond the level of its primary leader, and then there's some other ramifications of it that whatever spot you lead from whatever your lid is. You'll always struggle to lead other people beyond it. So leadership is all about growing other people. It's all about developing people, right? It's lifting and raising people. It's developing other people to their potential leadership is not about you being the rockstar leadership is about you pouring into others developing others, inspiring others, giving others a track to grow on. And you are a lid for your organization your lid for yourself. You're live for the people that you. Lead. That's true of every last one of us. Another words if I'm leading at a seven I will never be able to take people beyond a five or six I'll always kind of keep people back behind where ama- little bit Jesus was a tin. He took the disciples as far as anyone could ever take anyone because he's just the master leader. But all of us are somewhere below that. We all found ourselves different places at different levels. The question is how do I lift the lid, how do I change my capacity? How do I grow in my ability to influence other people over the last eight years of experience this at grace hills church? We started Grace's about seven and a half years ago. And every time we cross a new milestone every time we enter a new season or a new era or something happens that significantly positive. I'm always faced with the question. Am I going to be able to lead us further? Am I going to be able to take us on from here? To the next level to the next place to the next goal. And you've probably face that as well. I think the answer that question can be. Yes, if we're willing to expand our capacity, if we're willing to grow as leaders, if we're willing to put ourselves in the position of expanding and growing and our ability to lead. No, I want to dig into how that happens. How it is. That you expand your capacity. How it is that you lift the lid on your own leadership. And I'm gonna make a statement here. That's kind of key to all of it to lift the lid and expand your capacity, you must embrace and create change in your life. You must embrace and create change in your life. That's also true organizationally. If you want your organization, your church, you business your ministry to grow. You're gonna have to change things in order to expand the capacity just as. When you have to build a larger building when you have to expand two more locations when you need more infrastructure when you've got gotta move to new software. We have to be able to to grow beyond in in terms of making change happen around us and change is almost always difficult. It's almost always painful, but the fact is growth is change by nature. If you're not willing to change you'll never grow because growth is changed things that change over time grow and not all change is growth, but all growth is change. So if you wanna lift your live, if you want to expand your leadership capacity, you gotta change some things you gotta become the catalyst change in your life. You have to instigate change. And if you're the leader at the top of an organization, if you're the senior pastor, the senior leader, you're the CEO you have to instigate change you have to be the one to make the ripples to make change happen. Doesn't. And you'll be the only one, but you've got to be willing to go first. So let's kind of talk for a minute about the kinds of changes that can and cannot be made in your life, and your leadership in your in your organization, we need to acknowledge it some change cannot be made it all. In other words, you might say today, I could lead better I could lead at a higher level if I had blank, and he kind of fill in the blank with something that is not possible for you to create if I had a different leader over me if I worked for a different business. If I if I had a ton of money, if I whatever the case might be your your sort of filling in that blank with I could lead better if and what goes after if is something that you can't control you you've got to come to peace with those things and find a creative way around them. There's certain things you're not gonna be able to change. You're not gonna be able to control you can't lift certain lids around you. It's the reason why some people wind up changing organizations they wind up going. Somewhere else to work or starting a new business or whatever because they've hit a spot where they can't change what's above them. What's around them? And so you need to acknowledge you can't change everything. And some things are just never going to have control over. And then there's a category of things that you can change, but they have to be changed slowly have to be changed over time. So you might say I want to be wealthy. You know, if I just had a bunch of money about a million dollars to make Akkad really do good for the world. The problem is if you're earning fifty thousand dollars a year now, and you've got twenty thousand dollars in savings. You're a long ways from a million. You can't get that overnight. You you've got to commit to the long term game. You've got to have the patience to to let those things develop over time. Now, you can make incremental changes now, but there are certain things that can only change over long periods of time. What I want to dig into today in this episode. However is what are the things? I. Can change today. What are the decisions I can make right now that expand my capacity as a leader starting in this moment. And I wanna give you five K five ways to change yourself five ways to challenge yourself five ways that you can grow and expand your leadership capacity that make a difference longterm. These changed the game for you and your organization, and the people that you lead over the long haul case. So here they are rapid fire. One after another the first one is today. You can expand your knowledge today. You can expand your knowledge the bottom line is I've never seen a leader excel to greatness or lead an organization to greatness or make a significant impact on the world who was completely self absorbed every leader, I know that's ever been affective was a learner. And a listener they read things they listen to things they took things in. And so a lot of times I come across some. One is how can I make my life better? And I'll say something like well, have you checked out this book, I'm not really a reader, and so often I just want to sort of level this truth become a reader become a reader. I wasn't always a reader. You. Don't think you're a reader, but you gotta give it a shot because without reading you're missing out on so much knowledge. But even if we're not talking about sitting down and flipping open a book and reading page after page, there are other ways to to learn to take in that you can take advantage of today. The the big point is Houston to be feeding your mind with something that's not up there yet. And so you can expand your knowledge by listening to podcasts. K expand your knowledge by subscribing to YouTube channels expand your knowledge by taking an online course expand your knowledge by exposing yourself to information that you haven't had before. And I wanna especially say, what is in rich my life, deeply and expand. Did my own capacity for leadership is to always look for sources of knowledge that are written and created by people who sort of our head of me in my particular field of interest and passion. So if I want to know how to lead a church better. I need to read books by other pastures who have led churches and are now sharing knowledge, I need to read that I wanna read people who have done really well in business people who've done really well in their lives. I wanna read people that challenge my mind in terms of how I think about people and relationships so here lately, I've been reading a books by dean Grozny, OSI, Napoleon hill Bernabei Brown. John Maxwell, Robert Schuler read books by people that I don't necessarily agree with all the way. And it's funny. How when I mentioned an author's name some listeners go he reads him. I can't believe he does that. But the fact is you need to be willing to read things written by people that are just. Outside of your comfort zone that they don't necessarily line up perfectly with your exact perspective because then you get the small world view. So you can expand your knowledge today. In fact, I wanna give you a tip for that. I think you should go to YouTube and find the shows and the channels that are produced by people that you tend to learn from just a little while ago. I was listening to a YouTube show by Ed my let you can go look him up. He's phenomenal. He's a tremendous motivator and leader business guy, and Ed was sharing things that inspired me that made me think about life in ways I hadn't thought about before. So I just watches YouTube videos. They're compelling easy to watch their entertaining, very educational. So expand your knowledge if you don't expand your knowledge, you're done if you stopped listening and stop reading and stopped. Feeding your mind you're at the limit your the limits of you want to. Spain your capacity you've got expand your knowledge K. Here's a second thing challenge. Your beliefs challenge, your belief, so expand
"cox" Discussed on Digital Leadership with Brandon Cox
"Off. Welcome back to digital leadership with Brandon Cox. That's me. And this is where I get to talk about life leadership and even share some digital marketing insights from time to time I've decided to launch this podcast with a series of episodes all about what's killing leadership. I think that we're seeing leaders go down there being taken out leader, sometimes take themselves out, sometimes the cultural dynamics around them tend to eliminate them. But I know that we have never needed good leadership more than we do today. And so it kills me when I see how many leaders are falling by the wayside. And I want to prevent that. I want us to do all that we can to stop that from happening. So the question in this series is what what's killing your leadership. We started out in week went talking about identity issues, and how when a leader doesn't know who he or she is that can be very dangerous in their organization and their life. We also talked about burn out in the problem of living life out of rhythm and just sort of living out of balance over committing ourselves to too many different things that aren't in alignment with our purpose today. I wanna talk about something that is especially dear to my heart. It is maybe somewhat controversial depending on your perspective. I do think some of the things I'm going to say today might alienate some listeners, and I'm okay with that. I feel very strongly about these particular issues. I wanna talk about depression on talk about anxiety. And I want to talk about those related issues that we might struggle with and our mental and emotional health. And I want to start out by just kinda sharing my story with you. When I go back a decade in my life or a little bit more than a decade. I go back to a time when I struggled with depression. I was burning out, but that lead to depression it surfaced at high. Highlighted depression that I was struggling with in my own life. If I'm really honest there were moments where I did not want to go on living where I really thought the world and my family and everybody around we just be better off without me. That was not healthy. That was not correct. That was not a right way of thinking. But it's where I was in certain very low moments of my life. So I've been down this pathway and have fought back have been brought back by the grace of God to a much healthier place now, but I still struggle from time to time, and none of us are immune it to this. And I think if you think you're immune to it, then you are the most susceptible to the most dangerous kind of mental health issue. And that is where we live in ignorance of it, and it takes us out. And we didn't see it coming. Someone talk about this for your benefit and for the benefit of people at large leaders and mental health issues leaders and. Pression either leave some of the greatest leaders in history have struggled with depression. They've struggled with anxiety. They've struggle with personality disorders, they've struggled with mental health and emotional health issues, and that does not disqualify someone from leadership. It doesn't disable someone from leading. Well, it's just a hindrance that we have to learn to deal with in a very honest way where we need a lot of grace and a lot of support and a lot of help. But I believe that we can lead and struggle that we can struggle and that we can lead so want to jump into this issue. Okay. What as I jump in? The first thing I want to tackle is is sort of the elephant in the room. And that is that when it comes to talking about mental health period, but especially in relationship to leaders, and I'm a pastor church leader. So when we start talking about church leaders, and we start talking about depression and mental health issues. There are lots of. Problems surrounding this. A lot of stigma surrounding the issue of mental health, mental health and leaders, mental health, and the church, mental health and the kingdom and those stigmas stem from some very unhealthy ways of talking about this issue that I wanna just address head on first of all some of us may be came from generation or a culture or an atmosphere or a home or an upbringing that kind of taught us and drilled into our minds that we're not supposed to talk about this that you can struggle with that alone. But don't bring it to the forefront. Don't talk to other people about it. Don't get help just deal with just just choose to get by just choose to be happy. Don't even acknowledge that it might be depression or a mental health issue just struggle
"cox" Discussed on Digital Leadership with Brandon Cox
"It's gonna be all about financial freedom and work free. Adam and life freedom. So I really believe my purpose is to help people find freedom, and I do that in in a variety of ways. K it helps me to enjoy what I'm doing more. When I realized the things in my life with my purposes now couple of practical little things that are come out of that. When you re aligned with your purposes redefine what they are. And start to realign your life with your purposes, I think you're gonna have to refocus, and we'd some things out to get rid of some things. There's a lot of power and saying no, and one of the factors that leads to burn out. Sometimes we just we don't like say no to people. So we say yes to everything now at its root and core our unwillingness to say, no Alta comes out of trying to find our identity in the affirmation of people. So if I say, yes to them, the la- firm me, the lightning, they'll appreciate me. And so I got to get over that. I I gotta stop fearing people and stop worrying about their. Level of got it instead served people out of my purpose. But not feel obligated to commit to serving people in ways that don't align with my purpose to be able to say no to some things, and we'd some things out also have to learn to delegate and to trust. If you're in leadership delegation is key. And I don't even like the word delegation like the word empowering that I need to empower others. Giving example of how this worked in my own and my own church my own leadership. I wrote a book about how the church social media. So so that's a big area for me. So letting go of our churches social media was a huge challenge for me took me a long time to come to grips with I need to let someone else kinda manage this. But I did I entrusted. Martha she's on our church staff and Martha ran with our church communications. She does a phenomenal job with social me a better than I would have. Done better than I would be doing. She made. It manages it consistently and gives our church, great voice on social media. So what I found was that. I was afraid to let it go. Because if I don't control it it won't be great. Well, that's a lie. That's a lie, and I was afraid to let go because if I'm not in control of it than I feel out of control. But the fact is by giving it away I got to empower someone else who now gets a lot of fulfillment from it does a great job with it. And so you've got to begin to release things to say, no to things to realizing with your purposes. So sit down after this podcast, sit down and take some time alone to write out a sentence describes what's your life all about what are you gifted to do? What do you call to do? Not just your job. Not just your vocation. I'm talking about as you live through life. What is your shape? What? Is your identity? What are you here to do? Mine is to help people find freedom. What is yours? How has got wire? Jew to serve other people to impact the world. What do you do with all of that? So that's how you recover from burnout. And that's also how you prevent burnout. If you are spending adequate time alone adequate time with people, and you're constantly reaffirming your purposes, you know, you're you're making those declarations that that. We've we've talked about previously talk shared them at the end of the last episodes. If you missed that go back, and listen, especially the last few minutes talk about these declarations that I make every day that remind me who I am who got his how I fit into his plan all of that go back and do those things take some time alone to reaffirm your purpose, and align your life with it K. So another words, I don't think it's about balance. I don't think it's about priorities. I don't even think it's about time management specifically it is about making sure that your day. Your relationships. Your your activities are aligned with guides purpose for your life. And let me just close with a personal word of encouragement. I want you to hear this message loud and clear as we come to draw the close of this first of all you are needed like the world needs. You your people need you the people around you need you. And so if you're if you're place a burnout where you just think I'm just not doing anybody any good. You're wrong. That's a lie. It's a live from the pit hell you are needed. Secondly, you are loved God loves you, your people love you. You are loved in. You got fall back on that. When you feel burn out coming on. You know, you are loved and also you can make a difference. You can do this. Like you have in you what it takes to make an impact on the world. That when you align with your purpose when you discover your purpose, and you start living that outing start serving others and giving giving your life away to others in a way that aligns with your purpose. You're gonna make a difference. You're gonna make an impact you've got a message for people. And I'm glad that you're listening to this all the way to the end to hear you can make a difference one. Last thing if you're not in tune with your purpose. And you don't know what life is all about. You're not sure what the purpose of life is. Or why you're in this thing feel free to reach out to me. Just go to Brandon Cox dot com, click on the contact button and shoot me a note. All right would love to hear from you hope you'll tune in next time, I'm gonna talk a little bit more about leadership and some of the things that that get in the way actually next time. We're gonna dive a little deep talk some mental health issues depression, anxiety shoes. So. Come back and share this with somebody else along the way can't wait to to hang out with you again.
"cox" Discussed on Digital Leadership with Brandon Cox
"Off. E welcome back to digital leadership with Brandon Cox. That's me. This is where I share some perspective and encouragement about life leadership and sometimes even some digital marketing stuff. Hopefully, you're into those things this will benefit you. Maybe you can even share it with others been talking about leadership, and what's killing our leadership. What is it? That's drowning us what is it? That's taking leaders out of the picture when we desperately need. Good leaders last time, I kind of talked about identity, and how the most dangerous destructive force on earth is a man who doesn't know who he is from a leadership perspective. I think there's some other factors. I wanna get into the next few weeks today. I wanna talk about burnout and burn out his actually closely related to identity, but burn out is a huge problem. I think it's misunderstood. I think it's underestimated in terms of. Of what it can do to sort of wreck the trajectory of a good leadership pathway someone get into some solutions. But I wanna talk about the problem. I when I was the editor at pastors dot com. We would sometimes publish articles about burnout how to recover from emotional burn out. And those were always the most popular articles. They got the most clicks that they had the most people reading them than the most people sharing them. They had the most comments had the most people opening up in discussion on Facebook and elsewhere about this is me I needed this. I'm going through this right now, I believe burnout is epidemic. And I think there's some reasons for that that I wanna get into in just a second. But, but this is an enormous issue. It's an enormous issue. And I want you to understand. It's an issue. I have walked through personally that when I go back close to a decade ago in my own life and leadership. I go back to a time when I was taking on too many things too many projects, partly because I didn't know who I was. I don't think that taking on projects is the problem. In fact, I think that can actually be a good thing. If you know who you are. And why you're doing it? If you understand the why. But I was in a period of phase of life where I I was no longer certain of who I was I was no longer comfortable in my own skin. I'd gotten discouraged. I had let of the approval of others become a driving force in my life. I was very concerned about keeping everybody. Happy and getting everything done, right. I was treating my own life kind of a legalistic mentality was a big checklist. And I was failing. And because of that my attention was all over the place trying to fill that void trying to trying to match up. Meanwhile, as a result of all of that, I was hurting in some relation. Ships. I was distanced from friends. I was distanced from my wife, emotionally speaking, I was just going through that sort of time where I began to isolate began to burn out. It was down ruled downward spiral. One of the things that changed was we moved to California and got into a healthy church and healthy community and into a good small group and into lots of situations that really helped me to recover get back on track regained, focus regain clarity. And just re, cultivate, a new passion for the things that mattered the most in life. And so out of that came a big emphasis in our church that we've been planting for seven years, grace hills church big emphasis on reaching out to people who are broken who are hurting are walking through problems and issues like that and who need help. So I wanted to help in this podcast. I wanted to tackle the issue of burnout because it's near and dear to my heart. I love pass. Shire's a love leaders of people who are in leadership and are suffering going to hard time. And I just wanna give you a some practical wisdom as well. As some personal encouragement today. I let me let me just dive in and talk about what I think are some of the misconceptions about burnout. Some of the reasons why we get burnout to begin with our because we miss understand certain things about life. Certain things are culturally popular, we we read books about them. And so we assume that that must be the problem, for example. I think there's a false emphasis today on balance, we talk a lot about the word balance in how you know, you need a balanced life. Don't be a work a holic be more balanced and the problem with balance it it's not as it's not that balances bad. It's that sometimes we misunderstand what healthy balance looks like healthy balance. I think is when you. You look at your life. As who you are. You are physical see have a body. You are mental. You have a mind you are emotional. You have a heart. You are volition all you have a will you have relationships? So if you're talking about I wanna grow in a balanced way. That's fantastic. Like, I wanna grow. Personally. I wanna grow spiritually I wanna grow relational. I want to be healthy physically that is a good kind of balance to seek after. But what we do with balance. A lot of times is we look at all the different areas of our lives. And we go Kay. I need to give make Shrem giving adequate amounts of time and attention to each area of my life. And so in a given week we might go while I need to work forty fifty hours need to do well for my boss needed to do. Good on this job. I gotta do good in my business. And then I've also got a marriage to maintain. So I gotta give some energy there. Get some time and some focused on my marriage got my finances. I need to give some time and some energy to managing my finances. Well, so let me focus on that for a bit. I've got kids. So I need to give some time and some energy to my kids of got the school or the nonprofit of the charity that volunteer with maybe the board I serve on. So I gotta give them some time and some energy and what we wind up doing is. We treat life like a pizza, and we try to give a slice to everything. That's that's grabbing for attention. We try to give a slice to all of the different areas. And the reason why that leads to burn out is because there's not really an emphasis on how much I have to give. There's just a constant demand and pressure to give more to everything and everybody and the problem is I've only got so much energy to give. So. What do you do with that? Then how how do you give to all those things in a way that that's healthy? That makes sense, but doesn't keep you sort of burning out. I believe we need to shift our emphasis from balance to rhythm from balance to rhythm. In fact, I did a whole forty five minute teaching session on this in the digital leadership lab. So if you're interested in going deeper into rhythm just out digital leadership lab dot com. Talk about this a lot there. But basically, it is instead of dividing my life out into pieces and giving a peace to all these different things. I need to respect the rhythm of life. I need to know that they're going to be weeks. They're going to be moments where I'm really busy with kids stuff. You know, like, my my kids might have a couple of programs this week at school some sports things some different things going on. And therefore, I'm not gonna be able to give as much to my job or two maybe managing. In my house, or my finances that week, and that's okay. That it's part of the rhythm that they're in my rhythm that they're moments to take breaks. Pastor. Rick Warren, always says, we need to divert daily withdrawal, weekly and abandoned annually. That is take some time every day take a day off every week take some take a week out of your year two weeks of year. Go on vacation. That's all part of the rhythm. Working hard is part of the rhythm of life being really close to my family and friends that's part of my rhythm in life. So instead of trying to divide myself between all these different areas, I need to find the rhythm another misconception. I think that leads to burnout is a misunderstanding of the word priority in our modern culture, we take priority, and we divide it into multiple priorities. And we kinda come up with his list. And so it's like, you know guy. God family church work. And so those are my number one number two number three number four priorities in life. And so God comes first and priority. And I understand that. There's some sense in that the problem is the word priority is not a plural word. It's a singular word the ancient concept of priority. We get it from our Latin a priority. It's a single thing. It's one thing. And so it's not so much about having your ten or twelve priorities in life ordered correctly. It's about living for one priority. And other words, what is my purpose and out of my one purpose everything else flows. Everything else fits for me as a Christian. I get that. From Matthew six thirty three where Jesus said seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and when. You do that everything else will fall into place. So if I spend my life living for God's kingdom purposes, if that's my priority, then I'm gonna have healthier family, a healthier personal life, a healthier relationship with my co workers and so forth and so on. So it's not about having a bunch of priorities and put them in the right order. It's about living for your purpose and letting everything else flow out of that one purpose for which you live. I also think another big misconception. Another problem that leads to burnout is an over emphasis on busy nece and overwhelm another words. I don't just think we're addicted to business. I think we're addicted to talking about business. I mean, when you know, how is your week and most of us off as busy crazy house life lately. It was busy crazy. The funny thing is when I listened to high influence high impact leaders may be CEO's of corporation that do really well. And they have great family life or people that maybe have written lots of books, and they have, you know, a big ministry to millions or whatever when I listened to people in those scenarios. I don't often hear them talk about how busy they are. There's there's not a lot of talk among really successful people about oh, man. I'm just maxed out all the time. I'm just stressed out all the time. Instead, there's more of a confidence about life. And so I'm not saying that we should ignore business. I think if you're too busy will will come back to that. In a second. You don't need to be too busy. But I do think it's possible to do multiple things in life to have multiple projects and multiple things going on and still not be overly busy and overwhelmed. Part of it is we take we kinda take when moments when we're overloaded with things when we're busy with lots of things and we start telling ourselves, I'm just overwhelmed. I've just got too
"cox" Discussed on Digital Leadership with Brandon Cox
"Off. Hello, welcome to digital leadership with Brandon Cox. This is a podcast where I share some perspective and some encouragement on life leadership and digital marketing. So if you fall into any of those three categories, you're alive, you're a leader or your into digital marketing. And hopefully, if your leader you want to learn about digital marketing, then I think you're gonna enjoy this and get some things out of it. Hope you'll subscribe and pass it along and share it with other people in this inaugural episode as I kind of launched this podcast. I wanna lay a bit of a foundation for the coming weeks. I wanna talk about some things that are killing leadership is really the burden out of which the reason why I'm launching this podcast to begin with is because I I want to speak into the lives of leaders. I believe that leaders are suffering that more than ever before were watching as people of. Influence people who influence their their world or community their church for good are struggling they're failing. They're falling. They're going through hard times, and and quitting and checking out and get knocked out and getting fired and just all kinds of things occurring around us in the leadership world. And I think there's some things that are killing us some some enemies some tactics. Some traps some threats that we need to be aware of and I want to cover those over the next few weeks. I wanna talk about six in particular wanna start off today by talking about a lack of identity, and how that affects us as leaders. Also wanna talk over the coming weeks about burn out about mental health issues about sin and spiritual lethargy and how to get your passion back. I wanna talk about marriage and relationship issues in the life of the leader. And I wanna talk about some limiting beliefs. But I wanna start off today by talking about the issue of identity. How is it that you? You as a leader come to know who you are zig Ziglar guy that I've come to appreciate a lot in the last few years once said and often said that you gotta be before you can do. And you gotta do before you can have what he meant. Was we often define ourselves. We decide whether we're successful not based on what we have. I have possessions. I have prestige have power have a position and the problem with that is you can't have until you do until you do certain things you do something for a living. You take some action. But you shouldn't do until you be until you know, who you are at your core until your identity issue is settled because when your identity issues settled, then you know, what to do. And then you will have the right things a love what zig said, I think he's spot on. Then I wanna just follow that train of thought for a minute and talk about what I think are some wrong. Sources of identity. Annual reports of the largest and fastest growing churches and so forth. And if you don't have a strong sense of identity all that can affect you. By comparison, you start to start to kind of compare your blooper reel to everybody else's highlight reel social media doesn't help. But you know, it's not the problem either. It's it's an identity issue. I think we also route our identity sometimes in our achievements and the danger in that is when my achievements don't stack up enough. I feel a loss of identity or when I walked through failure. I forget who I am. And I m I really am. I really right about this. You know, if all of my achievements, are what prop up my Dimity. I think I'm in trouble. My mom used to work for guy that had what he called an ego wall in his office. And it was a wall that had all of his degrees and certificates and and awards and letters from famous people and all that kind of thing had had it their article. That were written about him because he'd worked on some high profile cases and whatnot. And so whenever he would get down. He look at that wall. And it would remind him of all of his accomplishments. The problem is sometimes what we accomplish we don't necessarily have a lot of visual recognition of, you know, not a lot of certificates and awards for the things that matter the most. And so it's not just it's not just chievements. It's not just comparison. It is it is more than that. I think another source of identity that is unhealthy and wrong. Is that we often identifier selves, according to a tribe. According to the camp that we fall in another words, there's a group guys out there group of fellow peers colleagues, and they all tend to believe certain things, they all tend to say certain things behave in a certain way. And we get worried that if I don't believe or behave or talk. In the same way, as they do if I don't criticize the same people as they do I won't fit in anymore and tribalism is a terrible source of identity because what if the whole tribe is wrong. What if you need to break apart on an issue, you need to have a strong enough identity to go at the end of the day? Their approval is not what drives me so a speech super careful with those false
"cox" Discussed on WSB-AM
"The definition over time so a lot of people who were upset that net neutrality is be repealed it it's really not as just one of the liberal definitions has changed to begin with net neutrality means that information shen coming to you over the internet should all be treated equally so for example you get your internet fromn will you do i get mind for up from my company cox cox communications cox enterprises cox media group i get my internet from cox i actually pay for business line for our house because are you so much data with work so what neutrality would say is that if talks were to offer say wsb uh live streaming over the internet for free for people who get cox internet that they could not give it priority over or another streaming service they couldn't prioritize their own inhouse video feed over netflixing and i agree with that in principle because i am paying for internet i'm not pain for cox to give me wsb over the internet i'm pain for internet and i want to be able to access the internet and i don't want to be nickel the dying to death to say well if you want your netflixing you're going to have to pay even more i i weather i want netflixing right tunes or or wsb's livestream or what have you i i want them all treated equally and that is the basic concept of net neutrality and here's the kicker with the repeal with the repeal today of the regulations from two thousand fifteen that will still be the case that will still be the law of the land that level of net neutrality will happen in what the lifts argument about is a hypothetical future were that's no longer the case but that's not happening now there are some caveats and nutshells year uh that we got a we'd the rule short through and pick apart so that you could understand where the hysteria comes from but before we get there let's go check dress good guy your mind are needed a guy john burton than an hour dan whether you want to go one did novelty out over of libya what are your your round i wanted to web reweighting or even been download the unit over bravo wrote around where the break coming to the highway travel advisory.