23 Burst results for "Chaudhry"
How can Canada stop the growth of hate groups?
"For many canadians who have stared in horror at events happening to the south of us over the past four weeks or for years. There is a comforting thought that arrives immediately afterwards. Thank god we're in canada or maybe better phrased thank god. That could never happen here but could it. The united states right now is a unique mix of anger guns conspiracy theories white supremacy and abject poverty and all of that has bubbled over the past few months to create scenes. That the whole world will never forget yes. America's recipe might be unique but canada already has most of those ingredients in abundance. And we haven't done much to solve the problems driving any of this kind of anger. Though doesn't explode overnight. It takes individual people time to arrive at the mixture of hatred and hopelessness. That's needed to turn rhetoric into action. So today's question is not really can happen here. It's what can we do to stop it from happening here. And of that applies to governments and politicians and two police forces but it also applies to you and me and to anyone who wants to believe. The canada really is different. Because if it is it's only because we all work to make it that way. I'm jordan keith. Rawlings describes the big story. Shaquille chaudhry is the co founder of animal leadership. He is also the author of deep diversity overcoming us versus them. Hello shaquille jordan. Why don't you just take me back a week ago. And i know There must have been all sorts of things going through your head as you watched the events leading up to and including the storming of the us capital. You know what's going through. Your head is as somebody who spends his career dedicated to racism and social justice issues shocked at the images and then not surprised given the patterns and the trends that have been at play. What do you mean by that. The election of trump has been a time of absolutely unprecedented dislocation and kookiness in the political. Front i mean we had rob ford here in toronto and we thought that was bad. But he was more of a harbinger of the kind of right wing. Populism that has been sweeping across the western world and trump is the has been the most toxic version of that and so we've been seeing escalating violence We've been seeing congress in And and the senate deadlocked being not particularly helpful to anybody and that level of polarization actually didn't start with trump. that's actually been happening for forty years. It's it's been actually building since the reagan era since the eighties when neoliberalism and the economic model that basically has has wages for the average person stagnate over four decades and yet we are making our economies making. You know three four five times. What it was both in canada and the us What it was in the eighties and yet people aren't feeling bad. The rich have become richer. The poor become poorer and that might sound like some kind of leftist cliche but the is is that ten years ago a research team led by peter turkson in the us predicted that by two thousand twenty the us and many parts of the western world. We're going to be at quote unquote peak violence. And so the trends have been at play and the key driver of their research has been income inequality and so the trends have been building and today peter church in his team would say that that the us and the environment in the us over. The last four years is similar to the environment in just before the french revolution in france and just before the civil war the united states so these trends have been have been playing out. And i've been. I've been really researching a lot about authoritarianism. Because i work with issues around polarization and racial polarization and an integral conflict. And so i've been looking at this or the last few years and just watching this build up and build up and knowing that it was something big was going to happen and we knew it enough that we actually scheduled a two day conference which is in fact on the twenty first and twenty second january after inauguration day because we just assumed that something was going to happen.
Managing Grief and Anxiety in Difficult Times With Aneesh Chaudhry
"It's safe to say that. At any given time, everyone is going through something in their lives, but rarely do we have a situation where so many people are collectively going through such a trying time. To good news is, we're going to get through this and we can use this time to build new habits and be stronger than before. This week's guest is here to talk about how to manage our energy and deal with such negative emotions as grief loss anxiety. Chowdhry is founder of the brain health clinic soul, physio lifestyle where he works with a team of doctors, psychologists and other healthcare professionals take a whole body approach to wellness. He's here to talk about what he's seen. And what practices we all can use to stay mentally and physically fit during this time. A niche welcome to happy now. Thank you so much for having me. I'm excited to be here. Yeah, I'm excited to talk to you. Because we are in a time of very rapid change, you know for the past few weeks. A lot of our podcasts have dealt with what people are doing as their quarantine during lockdown, but you're now. We're starting to open up yet. We still see a lot of uncertainty so. To start things off. Can you talk about some of the tips you might offer for managing kind of uncertainty were dealing with right now. The biggest piece of advice giving clients a lot of other people I've spoken to on different podcast. Enemies been doing is. To be in a place of acceptance and when I say sapped, accepting the fact that there is a lot of different things that we can't change, that are happening in the world, and not to say they're not a big deal to minimize it, but for our own sake, our own well-being stressing out of. These things that we may controls ultimate can be counterproductive for our own help our wellbeing and it's really important being catered to that and coming to a place of. Understanding that you know it's really really vital that we use our resources in terms of our time, our energy to focus on being able to rebuild our lives to whatever degree that been affected by this whole pandemic. Glad. You brought that up. Because acceptance is something that I've really been doing a meditation on most of last couple of weeks, and it doesn't mean resignation. Some people feel like if I accepted then. That's kind of resignation. Can you talk about what acceptance does for us? We're acceptance does is a free space in your mind in your spirit to be able to focus on the things that really are going to make a positive impact on life was ultimately when you're in a place of fighting things, you can't control and exerting energy to trying to change things that you simply don't have control over I. Don't WanNa say the word waste, but I guess in a way it is going to be a waste of our resources because I mean you know people talk so much about time out front whose time one concept I really liked to talk about introduce of maybe even to some people. Listening is the concept of energy management. Would, that is really really thinking about Okinawa, only how am I spending my time, but how is my mind engaged am I truly fully present what I'm doing or my worried anxious. Ignore what happened yesterday? What could happen? Because when you spend time thinking about the past or worrying about the future that drains a significant amount of energy and being able to stay grounded in the present moment alway. Mindful place than us on a position where we can begin to analyze irrational standpoint, not from an emotional standpoint in terms of okay, here's. How say the pandemic has influenced when light ABC and here's what I can do? About how to solve that? I'm glad you brought that up because it gets difficult if you turn on the news, because even though they're saying Oh, hey were opening up a little, and it's getting better, but we can expect a second wave so i. hear a lot of people parodying that they're saying you know it's like hey. Things are getting better. They're like yeah, but this is coming, so would they are putting energy into yet? Don't get too comfortable. Don't like this too much because it's GonNa. Get again. And I think just inevitably when you have a quarantine of this degree, and yes, I mean that you can flatten the curve or save it when you do open up. The virus is still circulating so I. think that we will see more aces, but then at the same time this was part of the processed I mean I really had to come into a? A place of accepting that it's summer most troubling times I've seen in my life and I know I probably will see the duration of my life, but I've also use this time as a time to go inwards and really learn and spend time doing things that I wouldn't have time doing and I been in California. Say running my businesses like I normally would. And it's opened up opportunities to meet people with this new virtual platform that everyone's having to adopt in really becoming with the social distancing, really having utilized zoom, and whether it's with friends family business I've met more people over the past two months than I met my hordes light, just because of accessibility optimism as
Madonna Keeps Fans Waiting More Than 2 Hours as She Kicks Off Madame X Tour
"Madonna her tour. Let's just say has gotten off to a rough start. Okay okay just in terms of starting on time. It's her thing. It's always been her thing. Not always the last two tours are when she really started started going on like two two and a half hours late so she's still going on like ten PM plus during the week like okay I get it. There's an eight. PM Chaudhry the week but at ten PM show during the week and it's a two hour plus show people have to get home and they have shit the next day day anyways. She's also so pissed like we talked. I think on the show that she's making people check in their their phones and it put in these pouches was somehow people have been sneaking in extra recording devices. All you have to do is bring two phones exactly it anyways. She saw that people were sneaking in phones and has the last time I checked written two nearly identical the instagram posts captions about this complaining that people are sneaking in their phones. I'm like I get it. You made your request. You're sounding so so old and grumpy attach and also ever reminder the first time she posted about it. She said that this request is common. At all Broadway. Shows Dance Concerts stand up comedy and the opera when Madonna went to see what was the Hamilton. She was texting during the show. I'll really yes. What a hypocrite? I know well. Maranda called her out on it and other audience goers are like Madonna was distracting me. She was texting during the show and then now she's asking people not to text or anything during her show and then being so so about it on instagram sneaky phones and
Tom Holland, Peter Parker And One Hundred Percent discussed on Guy Gordon
"The newest spider man is is out spider man far from home and Tom Holland who plays Peter Parker slash spider man arm was asked about his I guess future within the the spider man spectrum and somebody asked him he would be okay with spider man slash Peter Parker being gay and he said yes of course I can't talk about the future of the character because honestly I don't know it's out of my hands but I do know a lot about the future of Marvel and they're going to be representing lots of different people in the next few years and in case you don't know the background of this the people that basically run the Marvel studios Marvel studios boss Kevin feed I believe that's how you pronounce it I'm not one hundred percent sure has been promising that L. G. B. T. cute characters are coming to the Marvel cinematic universe captain Marvel I think is really making that push yeah isn't that the big rumor that that that that's what it's going to be and now now there's the spider man rumor whatever what what was interesting to me is is what Tom Holland the actor who played spider man I added to all of this quote the world isn't as simple as a straight white guy it doesn't end there and these films need to represent more than one type of person okay fair enough but I guess Mike is somebody who seen everyone of these movies and most of these movies multiple times considering I have a nineteen year old son and a fourteen year old daughter aren't the right one all of non white straight guys in the movies now are are they are they suggesting there needs to be a more prominent role per se is is that what I'm I mean yeah that's what it sounds like they're saying I mean off the top of my head like I said the only big L. G. B. T. Q. representation I think right now is captain Marvel don Cheadle I forgot who he plays in the Avengers I'm so there's a few but there were not many war machine war machine you know what I did it's funny you say that because he you and I did not talk about this during the break I wrote down all the characters that I know in the M. C. U. that do not fall under the straight white white guy umbrella the agent one Chaudhry what Hopin Val creek good moral Black Panther captain Marvel Black Widow war machine a Korea Maximoff pepperpot Stoessel ones are just came off the top of my head and soul again I was I think I was coming out love that fourteen yeah and you know what this isn't the first time they that they've toyed with the idea of doing this with spider man I remember that there was a big push to get don Glover to play spider man a few years back yeah and it
The Inspirational Tech Startup Story Behind ClassDojo
"Podcast is proof that technology works best when it brings people together. An each day. We have a guest on myself sharing our experiences, and then I invite you to join the conversation listening all over the world. And for you to do the same and share your insights and your experiences. This is one of many reasons why I'm excited to get today's guests on which is I'm Chaudhry, and he's the co founder and CEO at class Dojo and game onto the podcast today. Because Klesko Joe's vision is to help every child on earth get the education that they live, and they think that the way to change education is not from the top down. But from the ground up by serving teachers children and families and making education happen every day. And this is the I really love class Dojo start as a communication apt to help them come together as a community and is beginning to help them get the educational experiences that they need for their children. Both a new from Acer great story, and you're gonna love this one so book elope and hold until I so I can be meal is all the way to San Francisco. So we can speak with Sam Chowdhury co founder and CEO of class Dojo. Massive. Well, welcome to the show. Sound kenny? Tell the listeners who and what you do. Yep. Hi, I'm sorry. I'm Sam the co founder and CEO Quattro. Joe? We think the consumer education company like Liam, and I British we moved to California little over seven years ago to start cost John we both had backgrounds in education. So I went to this funky school in my teams which encourage the teach was was learn. So I ended up teaching for like twenty hours a week. They might teams which is kind of a wild expense and then teaching off to college wasn't McKinsey in their education. Gluten London and make underneath them a bunch of stuff in most recently that they need. In in computer, science focused on technology in classrooms, and we met and we wanted to do more and education. So we ended up we have for new investors who wanted just sits back this and crossed educated emerged from them. And today there is a communication what connects teachers and children and families. It helps them share more often more postively about what's happening at school now home so anything can afraid and videos messages little bit supposed to feedback and that really helps to build a close knit community around the classroom education. Kind of business is an experience that is created by people working together. And so helping the people on the ground doing the work together better like a really important coal for and kind of that Sunday shift community now has been built in processes and homes like or unrolled actually one hundred eighteen countries. You know, these tens of millions of kids. And and that's exciting. We think that the real opportunity for us an division from these classes reading the to help likely charters get an education that they tell you mentioned a few moments ago that when you was at school they taught you have to teach as well. As learn how old we see says, he says fantastic angle. Yeah. It was pretty cool. I was this age like thirteen to to the end of school, actually. So the backstory that privacy that younger survey smooth school on this is in Wales and eighteen kids or something. And then the older, isn't it this next school that coaches to teach was about three thousand kids, and so really the real danger that kids just kind of get lost. And they ended up having Samedan system. When like they heard you to come in like lunchtimes after school that take over some of the core kind of curriculum process. And so we taught like small groups and big groups and are in grade level and younger grades. And then putting cool expense. I've recently glossy winds told fortune that seventy percent of sales come from word of mouth an organic connections. So while Grassi is shaping. The future of beauty by leveraging influences, it quickly struck me is class Dojo is doing exactly the same in education by leveraging teachers and families and is the world's most widely used communication app for pre K eight schools, but can you offer an overview
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"And yeah, I'm I'm really, really excited to actually see the final product and get them in everyone's hands because that's what's been on my mind lately. It's kind of stressful. Yeah, I have a lot to oversee and his backers who are like, you know, waiting. So like that weighs on me like, but, hey, I'm, I'm excited. I'm confident I've done this before. I know what a much much more prepared this time around than there was last around. The infrastructure is much stronger this time around. So yeah, it's I have a great feeling about it. You know, it's just going through all those baby steps and getting everything ready to go. And how did you. Forgot if I read it or not, but how did you design the first mint in the in the second? Yes, I actually did designed it myself. It was a collaboration. I found. I met the designer and I saw this deck. He has signed, and I love Zion so much that I acquired from said, hey, I want to produce a deck like I'd never produced a deck before, like I wanted to produce a deck for many, many years, but I had never come across designed light so much that I wanted to produce myself. It's a lot of work to produce a deck. But when they saw Zein I was like this one and he he had this design which is great, but he didn't have the audience. He didn't have the customer base so he wasn't really in a position to produce himself. So he just like produce a couple of for himself or some people or a. Yeah, he had like a prototype. Okay. Yeah. And he had some mockups like digital mockups, but I said, hey, let me acquire this design from you. I'll do a big. I'll make this deck a worldwide phenomenon and like, yeah, actually ended up happening. It's great now. Okay. Is it coming back? How can I ever get that? Can't well the original ones you can, but minced to like is going to be available. I say this very ever planning and come bring him back. They'll mint one ever. Again, I may go. Those decks won't come back now. Maybe I'll use the similar color schemes in the future in the future additions, but it'll be a completely different deck. So that's another aspect of this is that the decks theft produce. They've become very collectible. So like the original decks, they really sold for ten dollars. But if you go on EBay now, yeah, they're just the regular ones or selling for fifty. And then there was a limited edition deck sold during that first Kickstarter project golden black was, yeah, it was golden. Black is called a limited edition minced deck. It was selling for fifteen dollars saying the Kickstarter. If you go on EBay now sells for two hundred dollars, three hundred dollars sometimes per deck, which is insane. See, I'm those decks definitely won't come back like they're highly collectible items. They're limited editions that won't be reprinted. But you know this minced designed patterns kind of conic now and that's gonna live on a little bit. You know, it's not going to be the same as the original mantra addition Deccan and then meant to is there the cherry look right? Isn't that? Yeah, we'll do so minced to introduce a few new flavors and a few design updates to the mid sign. So the Dow this, the blueberry, oh cucumber. I'll show you some pictures of missed. I thought I'd just only saw the cherry thing. Yeah. Oh, that's another deck that I'm selling didn't produce that one o. Oh, I do sell the cherry casino playing cards which are also very popular. Fifty cards is one of the main authorized retailers for that deck, but meant is the first designed I'm actually producing and I see that's why. I remember like you were going to have more flavors and I was I was looking forward to me somehow, maybe missed it. Yeah, yeah, no, it's it's very recent, like it just happened. Wow. So the Kickstarter is over now. So they're not technically available at the moment. But once they're produced, then I'll have some extra inventory to sell. But every time I do a Kickstarter project, I always release some kick starter exclusive items that are only available to the backers for the project. So I did that once again for this project, the frost meant decks is with, I'm calling him and those won't be available again. Wow, that's exciting. Second second Kickstarter. Huge better than before. Yeah, congratulations. Thank you. Appreciate them ham. Okay..
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"So I was like obsessed with this game in college, Diablo twos, the second one, and in the game, there was like a built in the Konami pissed off of like digital gold items that you could get. So I actually like my initial business training, so to speak occurred through this video game. And I used my my duty. Title currency in this video game to pay designer white met through the game to build a logo for me. So I paid like a thousand gold. Which on those probably like to two dollars on an end. Wasn't you've after playing longtime used as you've collected? I made a lot of that was a very wealthy in that game. Of like if they're really into the game, they, they will literally do work for digital currency. Yes. Great, yeah. So there was there was like a whole market built inside this game where you could trade gold for item to trade gold for services. I was a part of a forum that was attached to take game, and you know, that's where a lot of these transactions will take place. So, yeah, I, I get college guys. These games with digital currency, you'll you'll know. Exactly. So that's how I got my logo. I paid using digital golden video game and ended up being amazing logo and I'm still using eight years later. That's great. Yeah, I would have never guessed. Yeah. I should probably reach out to the guy and be like, yo, like you're doing great work. Thank you. That's cool. Well. Okay. And what about maybe this is too similar to the other mistakes, but what do you think is the biggest waste of time running a business. Biggest waste of time. Shouldn't do if you're running a business that you've come across? Honestly, I think the answer really depends so much on a type of business that we're talking about here. I guess for me like what's been the biggest waste of time. And I mean, probably like trying to fulfill orders myself. I mentioned before that was pretty big time in Sumer, but. I'm hesitant to label anything really aware of time because if you're spending time in a way that isn't the most productive will you're learning at least. So like I, I can't really pinpoint any areas where I felt like I've wasted time. I think over the years I've learned what tasks or what you know, things that I could do to spend time most effectively. And I think that is planning like these big Kickstarter projects. Those tend to get the biggest return on investment terms of my time in my resources content as great retron investment, creating a great piece of content can generate. A lot of us in traffic years after the video has been published building systems that help manage and take care of some of these smaller daunting tasks like billing that systems a very valuable use of time. But yeah, I think before you realize things you do have to quote unquote waste time doing those lesser meaningful tasks. But then you figure out. And speaking of kick starter, what are I've never, I've I've edited video for some kick starves before made them some good money actually. Yeah, but I never did the campaign and did all that other work. Yeah, and I see my future starting one perhaps for a couple endeavors. Yeah. So what advice would thoughts or a couple must I should be wherever yes, kick Kickstarter is an amazing, amazing platform for it can be, you know, ic- some projects that are terrible. And then you have some projects who never even follow through on what their project was. But you know, it's amazing platform for those who use it effectively. So I guess for those who may be aren't hundred percent familiar with Kickstarter. Essentially, it's a crowd funding platform, and with that is is basically it's a community where if your project creator, if there's some project out there that you really want to do that you really want to execute, but you need support..
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"What about some of the biggest mistakes during this process of growing the business? Maybe some some valuable. On. Think them realizing now is probably should've tried to recruit other people to help to help out with the business earlier because for a long long time. And even now it's largely a one man show, but I've started to now delegate in bring in people who can help with different aspects of bins. I found that it can be incredibly helpful and it can help me focus on the big picture stuff. The stuff that really matters like I wanna work on the business instead of inside of the business. That makes sense. Yeah. So biggest mistake would be like, I sometimes I wish like maybe maybe two years ago or maybe a while ago, I should have started finding the right people to connect with and into line with, and you know, and bring them on board and and they did. I did dabble in that by probably didn't pursue as strongly as I should have, but that's what I'm doing now in finding it to be a beneficial. Great. Yeah, I. Agree, it's partnership. You can do so much more than just even the great individual and you have all the passionate s- it can be, like you said, daunting, draining down and then you can't put your efforts elsewhere. The larger. Yeah, yeah. And what about advice for someone wanting to start in entrepreneurship of their own or become an entrepreneur? If they're just starting out what some things they should consider questions they should ask themselves? Yeah. I think there's definitely a lot of appeal in entrepeneurship nowadays. I think a lot of people are kind of chasing the potential lifestyle could come with it, and it makes sense like it's a pretty cool lifestyle if you're able to attain it. But you know, it's, it's, it's not an easy game like it takes a lot of focus about persistence of patients. So I guess my advice would be, you know, if you're gonna start a venture of some sort in entrepreneurship be up to make sure it's something that you genuinely like really like, and you can see yourself doing for years something that you can spend time every day on. And ideally it's not gonna feel like work for you. I delete something that you know it's a you wanna do and then eventually if you end up getting paid for it. Awesome, right. That's the best case scenario. But yeah, just expect to have, you know, by the patients because it takes time to build something to build something meaningful takes a lot of time. But yeah, just keep researching. Keep studying, keep executing, like I know a lot of people were into entrepreneurship. They have all these amazing ideas and it seems like they have the right vibe of energy, but they, they don't execute. They don't actually make move. They don't pull any triggers and you know it's hard to do those things. It's hard to start, but you have to and even if you don't feel completely one hundred percent ready in like maybe you don't have the exact equipment that you wanna have. Maybe you're DEA isn't completely fleshed out. It's better to start anyways, and you'll figure that out as you go along and you'll slowly improve your whole process. But yeah, just just getting started. Getting started is the hardest part is the most important part. I agree. Yeah. Just jump jump out of the train China to rule. Yeah. Yeah. Who will had wanted to ask you the logo you have? I've loved by the way. Okay. Red, I. How did that? Did you. Help design it. Did you hire someone? It's actually pretty funny that logo is been the same since the very beginning. It's like eight years old. I've thought about getting update bound the kasha. It's just become like an iconic thing in the way that came about is kind of kind of random. I didn't really have money to spend on logo at the time like because early early days with two cars before it was making any money or anything. So I used to play this video game. I was kind of obsessed with it called Diablo two. Have you heard of the? It's a game that blizzard made would still be like it's still out there, but blizzard as damn company that makes warcraft and over watching..
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"With different options that are available in from what I've seen there definitely the best when it comes to ecommerce in handling transactions in orders, fullness stuff. For the courses, I'm running a platform call teachable which structures, you know, all the content entities really easy to navigate lesson modules. I really like that a lot. But yeah, I mean, I have all tied into one place. So the mount of maintenance required this point, like I outsource the warehousing in the film of all the orders in the shop that used to be in house, which was very daunting task. But that's one thing that I did to help streamline the whole process now have a warehouse where all the inventory stored in everything gets shipped out every day about how you transitioned into that and how did you research and find that or. Yeah, ought to be honest. I can't talk too much about that just because it's kind of a unique situation and it's it's a little bit under wraps. Right. Interesting. But I mean, there are fulfilled centers everywhere. Every city has them or you'd recommend once you if you have so much going on in your own home. Yeah, just get this. You need to stop fulfilling things yourself because that's just going to drain so much energy. I tell the people who are doing the Kickstarter projects because you know key part of case starters, fulfillment, you know, after you producer item, you have to ship out a bunch of patches. And if you're doing that yourself, you're sacrificing so much time that could be better spent elsewhere. There are warehouses, their companies that specialize in doing just that and they do a good job. They charge you, but it's usually worth it. Yeah, yeah..
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"Yeah. I mean, I think if I had more time to think about that and I might be able to give you a better answer. But at the top of my head right now, I would say I think about timing Allott and. You know, just trying not to get burnt out. So like understanding myself and how I operate to avoid just any stages of, you know. Not being productive and whatnot. Yeah, I, I think about consistency a lot. I, I think one thing that I did, I don't know. I don't know if consider this a small thing, but it definitely had a big impact. I built my business in my brand in the very lean way. What I mean by that is I made sure that I built it in a way that didn't require too much day to day operational maintenance and by doing so, I was able to focus on the big picture. I was able to stay consistent with the content and you run the shop. You know, I implemented some pretty powerful software on the back end of things in the shop that helps it runs smoothly. These are like small things that. You know that they go a long way, so sting lean. That's cool overhead. Yeah, low overhead. I think mistake that lot of people make when trying to get into entrepreneurship or just trying to make money online or whatever they, they grow too fast. Almost they can't sustain it. They don't have infrastructure in place to maintain the operations. So it's it's better to stay super, super lean to minimize the moving parts and and just stay focused on doing a few things really. Well, can you name some can do a little tech, talk of the stuff behind the website that makes it smooth recommendations or what have you found out? Yeah. I mean, I've, I've dabbled with a few different platforms to run the business right now like the the businesses running on a few different platforms, those who are interested in the Texan of things. So I've got, I'm using WordPress, which is a popular content. System to handle all of the content that's hosted on the site. I've using shop affi- to power the shop in there. I dabbled.
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"I'm glad I'm glad to getting good Qatar. Qatar. Oh, yeah. I mean, that's that's kind of where we're now. It's been, I guess, almost how long has it been eight years now? Almost seven, eight years, but it's it's exciting to think about all the different ways that it's grown e. When did you or was there moment when you really you transferred in into how can I put this? You transferred from maybe other, so regular sources of income? I wanna say this, yes. And you like you actually the well, I can make enough revenue from my company now. I don't have to take side work with do so. Yeah. Yeah. So I quit my job and engineering in, gosh, what year was I think it was two thousand fourteen I wanna say. So that was like a couple years after I'd been doing YouTube, I realized like, okay, like I don't if I play my cards, right? If I make the right moves, I don't need my day job anymore. So I got to the point where I was able to pay. My living expenses went not just. Through the online revenue was making through fifty cars, and it just occurred to me that, hey, will if I spend all this time than spending at my day job instead invest integer cards, like I can grow this into even bigger bins, I won't. I won't need, you know the salary anymore. And so it's way did in working out was a decision that was you were nervous about doing or. Yeah, you know, I was like, I had a feeling he was going to happen eventually, like I wanted to tap in for a while, but I was nervous about finding the right time and I was nervous about, you know, like what? If it doesn't work out or like what? If you know I ended up, you know, bringing a lot of financial stress on myself, but I waited, I waited a long time. I waited to a point where I felt safe where I felt like it wasn't too too risky. I waited till I had a large loyal audience. I waited till I was able to like pay my living expenses just through. Do you know the passive revenues making? So I felt safe, but it was still a stressful time. It was still a big deal. Yeah, still definitely something Zayed. They're nervous. And now how did you manage time if you were working where you working fulltime? Like most of the time when you were developing fifty two cards, you're working fulltime engineering or. Yeah. How did you handle and manage manage that? Yeah. I mean, it was this, you know, with with some difficulty for sure. I was spending all day. It was a fulltime job, you know, in the lab and then sharing side of things. And then, yeah, I would come home and I would try to squeeze in at least a few more hours before going to sleep just working on the side project because I wanted us, I'd product to be the main thing, but it just had to be in a certain place before I could make a happen. So yeah, I would try to, you know, try to bounce thou and just the, you know, put some time aside for when I got home to to work on this. The second job essentially. Did you didn't turn down a lot of social life to like really hit? No. Yeah. No, I definitely. I think nationally am kind of an introverted guy. So maybe that even plates, my was It kind was of. kind of an advantage for me that like I had extra time by myself where I could invest it into something, you know, productive and useful. But yeah, I mean, I definitely did sacrifice certain social social life style, you know, in order to pull that time to the business. Glad I did. You know, definitely worked out for the best. During, let's see during the whole fifty two cards production and the business. What are some of the small things that you've done or if you realize them that have really given you the best results. Small things that have produced the biggest results and it could be for just the business running smooth smoother than before it could be. I don't know creating the next mint deck of cards..
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"Where would you do when you? How did you celebrate. I don't know if I actually celebrate. I remember coming home from work that day and seeing my inbox flooded because I used to get like Email vacations every time. So when you subscribe to my channel and in my inboxes flooded, like one hundred hundred emails, which was like a big deal back then, like right after I won. And that was really exciting for me. I remember that it's like, wow, something's happening. This is cool. And now from that fifty two cards developed, can you give us a rundown of what that is and. Yeah. So it's kind of transcended in expanded, I should say into a number of different areas. So it started out as the YouTube channel where I would teach live hand and magic in cartridge and things like that. But then as I mentioned early built a website off of it in eventually started, I y created like an online course, you know. So YouTube has a lot of, you know, the fifty two panel bunch of free resources available by creating a course for those of the more dedicated students who wanted to invest a bit more and get more comprehensive resource that was neatly organized structured. So I did that. And that was like my first venture into the business side of things. There was a Kickstarter project really. Well. I raised money for thirty days to fundraise the the money needed to produce a project such as that it did super well blew past the funding goal. And then once the happened, I realized like, oh, snap, this is. Like there's a career in this. This is like if I do it right, I can build a long term, sustainable and successful business off of this. The student base of the have off of this audience of the half. So from there, I, I built an online shop selling a variety of things specializing.
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"So this is just something that I would do. I would come home from work. I love YouTube. I loved the YouTube ecosystem. I loved magic, and I felt like I just wanna do something outside of work that is enjoyable to be in that I think could be beneficial to other people just something to keep. So I would come home from work, and I would start filming the these videos and. Yeah. I mean, it started off pretty like pretty bare bones. I was just using like a flip camera. I've been really do any fancy editing or anything. It was just me talking to camera, but those videos caught on and got a lot of traction. And a lot of people really, really gravitated towards them. So I just kept doing it over the years and years and. Here we are. Yes, started back in two thousand. Eleven. Did you when you posted your first video or first few? Did you do anything to try to get people to like, see the videos, or do they just start? Yeah. Well, I was somewhat lucky in the sense that the way that actually got started writing to buy guess I should have mentioned this in the last answer, but I want to contest. So there's this guy who are the add, a pretty stylish YouTube channel in the magic niche, and he would host these contests every now and then saying like, hey, submit your video for the best car truck or whatever it was. His name's miss back as Meg t to maybe you've seen some videos His and and. he used to be like the one of the biggest you probably still is he, he doesn't really upload all that much anymore. I don't believe, but back in the day, his channel was the place to go. And so, yeah, like I enter this contest, you know, thousands of people entered in. I ended up winning it. Wow. And this was like right after I graduated college. So after winning it, like I got some immediate recognition from that. Some people who are watching his channel ended up subscribing to mine. You know, in retrospect it wasn't much like it was maybe two, three thousand subscribers that I was able to pull in. Within the first few months of my channel. But at the time that was huge. And beginning started, oftentimes is the hardest part, you know. So I had initial small subscriber base that we're watching videos and as a continue to upload consistently, that's vicious. Gruden grew. It was most of it was pretty organic growth. Like I do too much in terms of strategy to get people to watch. I just I just kept creating content subscribers, kept seeing it. And then you know, I got more and more subscribers. Ended up building a website off the back of the YouTube channel to better organize all the content and just to have a place to direct the viewers too. But yeah, I mean, it just it was just being consistent over a long period of time. I think that's the key strategy really when it comes to content. That's cool. You won the contest. What? What was the effect that you did? Yeah, it was really cool. Trick is called the. That never happened, and it's a pretty long trick and it's kind of strike. But essentially you start off by showing that the deck is completely mixed up and like just shuffled acquires you go through all these steps where you separate the color Dow and you do these things and then you go back in time eventually show that, hey, this is the cartridge that never happened because we're in exact same position that we started out in five minutes ago, and it's it's, it's a coup concept. Very cool trick. And. It want, which is pretty amazing. Dam..
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"I'll play around overwatch whatever it is. But you know, yeah, I just make sure I, I get back to the task at hand, you know, in between these little break sessions. Yeah, breaks. Good. Yeah, I had a big struggle with breaks most my life. Yeah. Just keep going till I burned out, and I started realizing the brakes I could do better at what I'm doing -absolutely in pushing for. Yeah, you're recalibrating your focus. Yeah, that's that's the way it. And let let us talk about some magic now. Sure. How did you get involved in it? Well, what was the thing? Are the oldest moment inspired you to be a magician or. Yeah. Well, I think there was a few sparks that happened around the same time period. I remember why I remember seeing David Blaine on TV his street magic special. That was like, right before I got into magic. I saw that. And so I, I guess this is like two thousand one, maybe two dozen to maybe some some around that timeframe. And I'd never seen like close up magic for never seen street magic. And then even though that was thing, I think before that when I thought of magicians, I kinda thought stage magic in, you know, Vegas like those big props and whatnot, and that that was never especially interesting to me. But when I saw David Blaine during the street magic, close magic with just a deck of cards. Just a couple of feet away from your face that blew me away. Like I, I, it opened up a whole new world of things. I didn't know it was possible and it really encouraged me to want to be able to do it too. And then around the same time frame, I remember a friend of mine in high school or middle school. Excuse me. This is like the very end of middle school. He was, I didn't really think of it as magic at the time, but he was doing like these card manipulations, like making cards, vanish and reappear at the fingertips. It's like a slight of hand thing that magicians do, and I was just so incredibly impressed by that. I wanted to learn how to do that as well. So yeah, it kind of just sent me on this journey where I would thin search for all this information. So it started off with to some books that they found at the public library. There was some online sources back in the day, not very many, and they weren't very good, but go to like back then it. Yeah, to know back then like very limited amount of resources you could find online. Most of the southern. You could find. It just wasn't very well explained. There wasn't much credibility behind the people who are trying to teach and whatnot. So I primarily learned through books was my main resource started off just like the library. Then I got some of the bookstore, and then eventually like order, some of the more serious books magic through, you know, the internet and whatnot. But yet it became an obsession, like for a good number of years, I became a sponge and they just, I tried to learn as much as I could. I expose myself to as many different resources of the could. I practiced a lot. I put those repetitions in and you know, I, I never became like a professional magician. He was always a hobby for me. It was always just kind of a crafts interested in honing. But I ended up turning into my profession in a different way not by performing, not being being professional magician, but by building a company of business that revolves around magic and playing cards in. And serves those who are also studying this craft in wanted to be musicians..
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"And when I heard I was like, yes, it's exactly the perfect way to describe how we should be living. You know, he just had a really good way where ticketing in the clicked for me on like, yes, okay, this is, you know, I I was intuitively doing it, but now that I have the language for it and I have a better understanding. I'm like actively working on it. Yeah, that's cool. Being self aware in that area can just leave to so many longer for focus sessions. Yeah, right. Absolutely. Because you still what works it's like doing this in this, this works. Yeah. I think at the end of the day, anything that we're trying to do, whether you're just trying to get better at your shirt skill or if you're in business, you're trying to make sales or you're trying to whatever it is. It comes down to a lot of repetitions. That's how you get good at something you just you have to do it a lot. In order to do a lot. You have to be in the state of flow where you know you're not having to push yourself unnaturally to do it. No, you do it because you wanna do it and do that long enough. You get enough repetitions and you get really good at it. You you develop a sense of mastery. Yeah. What about distractions? Do you get distracted in with them? What's any practices? Yeah. Why let myself good strike sometimes. So like I'll take breaks, you know, video games are a distraction Netflixing abstraction. But yeah, I just try to let myself constructed just in moderation. So usually if I achieve something or I get something done, that was important and was like somewhat difficult than let myself take a little break, half an hour, an hour, whatever a watching YouTube videos..
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"Marketing, product development branding, just lifestyle design is something that I think a lot about, you know, just I like to listen to talks much about psychology. Like I mentioned in all these different areas that are related to what they do, but are certainly outside of the realm of magic. Nice. That's cool. I do will so many things that the knee. Need to be researched. Yeah, on c. researching like when my favorite things really. Yeah, that's that's probably what I spend the most time on. Would you what are your favorite sources for that other so many like on read it? There's a subway that for pretty much any topic you could possibly imagine. So if I find in Utah them curious about, sometimes I'll go there because I like hearing voices from regular or quote, unquote, ordinary people rather than established the editorials and whatnot, be honestly, it depends on what I'm researching. I'd like to read. I like to audio books. YouTube is probably not probably is the greatest resource in the world for learning just about anything so watching YouTube videos. But yeah, mo- most of my resources would be online. I don't do much. I do read some physical books but most of its own line. Great. And as far as creativity, what does that mean to you? Creativity. I guess if I had to define creativity, I would say it's a. Gosh, that's that's actually pretty difficult. No, I would say it's a, you know, coming up with new ideas and you know, manifesting them in training them into a reality. You know, it's, you know, expressing yourself in in ways that maybe you haven't before it's finding new ways of communicating certain things that you find to be important. Yeah, I'll stick with that one. And what have you ever self examined what you do to get in such a good creative groove? Is there any setting or anything you do any rituals that you partake in. Honestly, I, when I get into the zone, when do they do? It's actually pretty rare that I think of it as creativity. Although it is I, you know, I focus on achieving a level of like productivity, and I've been thinking about the concept of flow states a lot lately. Are you familiar like being in flow? Yes. What they say is what they call it. So I guess you could frame that has also being a state of creativity at somewhat similar. But yeah, I mean, I am absolutely trying to maximize amount of time I spend inflow in to do that. Yeah, I think the key is that whatever task you have in front of you wherever you're working on, it can't be so challenging that it's turns you it makes you wanna stop in the camp so easy to just bores you. It's finding things to do in life that strike that balance. And once you hit that balance in its both intriguing get somewhat challenging but interesting thin. You reach the state of flow where you could spend hours and hours doing whatever that thing is in doesn't. Feel like you're working. It doesn't feel like you're doing tedious. You're just living very naturally. You're being productive and you're making good things happen. So yeah, it's just getting into that state of flow in, you know, I, I'm still trying to figure out the complete answer, but you know, I, I've noticed a few things about myself is like my environment definitely matters a lot. So like there's certain things I'll do like before work or before I set out to do some kind of task. I take a look around in my vitamin. I try and make sure it's clean, not cluttered because if environments cluttered by mind ends up getting cluttered or sometimes I'll just bounce. I'll go to like a coffee shop, which is the good ambience scored five in the, I'll try to get into flow state there. The, I have noticed a pretty profound impact the environment hands on my mental state in my ability to get into a flow state. Yeah. And how did you start becoming aware of flow state in win was long time. It was actually pretty reasonable. I think, intuitively, I. I was familiar and I understood the concept of flow. I never really find the language for insult. Honestly, just a couple months ago. I was watching the Joe Rogan podcast and this there's this guy on there who speaking very eloquently about the concept of a flow state..
"chaudhry" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It
"His recent Kickstarter campaign meant to has become one of the most successful projects in playing card history. In this episode, we talk strategies as he transitioned and left his career as an engineer to a fulltime entrepreneur, his states of flow and how video games led to his current iconic company logo. We do geek out about magic a lot. In this episode, I felt a little excited as I always do when speaking or practicing the art of magic. However, we discuss a lot more and uncover some techniques and mindsets that Assad has used to allow him to run a successful company that he cares about as well as. Insistent productive lifestyle. And now please take a listen and enjoy this long-awaited conversation with Assad Chowdhry. Thank you for being on the show thing happy to be here. Okay. In a few words, who are you? How are you and what's the meaning of life? Meaning of life's happy. I didn't realize it was going to start off with such a question. Who am I? My name's Asad Chowdhury. Was, how are you? How am I? I'm doing good. It is a, it's Thursday, right? Yeah. It's been a pretty good Thursday of us, far productive and our children's. That's pretty cool. And what is the meaning of life? You know, I'm still trying to figure that out for myself. I'm afraid that if I tried to give you an answer right now, I probably wouldn't be pretty good one. That's me again, like five years and maybe maybe I'll be able to hook you up. Hopefully it'd be the same same response because we always want to not know. I think that's the thing. I think that's part of the appeal of all this. We're all just trying to figure that out. And guess if he not much that ruins the the essence of it. Well, we're gonna talk about some magic, of course before that I wanted to ask you, is there anything new or interesting that you've come across this last year outside of magic. Yeah, absolutely. I studied in research a lot of things outside of magic. Honestly, like where I'm currently at in life, I probably spend more time researching things that aren't magically than our. Because I, I've kind of pivoted in sort of way. Whereas before I was almost solely focused on the learning and teaching magic. But now like I run, I run a business online business and the skill set to to operate in grow businesses very different completely different from the skills get involved in being a magician. So yeah, I in the last year I've learned a lot in studied a lot about just entrepreneurship in general.
College basketball rules changes: NCAA makes major overhaul to rulebook in wake of FBI probe
"You might have heard that the NCAA announced some rule changes yesterday based on recommend. Nations from the rice commission. We'll be talking more about this tonight on assembly call radio, but suffice it to say most informed college basketball observers are not convinced these rule changes will do much of anything to actually curb the problems that led to last season's infamous FBI investigations, and most of the rule change headlines don't really reflect the nuance of real life application. For example, the headline college players who declare for the draft but don't get drafted will now be able to return to school sounds pretty good, but the practical fine print reality is that it's not all players who declare, it's only players who received an invite to the combine, but then didn't get drafted. This is a very small number of players annually since most players invited to the combine do end up getting drafted. Also, the deadline to return to school is before NBA summer league, and almost any player within even a prayers chance of getting drafted is likely to make a summer league team. Will those players pass up that opportunity to return to school? In short, it's a good rule change. So make no mistake. That players who fit this criteria should have this choice, but the reality of the impact is unlikely to match the headline. And this goes for many of the rule changes announced on Wednesday. The potential problem is that other rule changes like those dealing with summer basketball and with agents may have unintended negative consequences that do more harm than good and even other rule changes like those dealing with players having agents could in practice actually worsen the problems. These rule changes were intended to
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"chaudhry" Discussed on The Tech Guy
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"chaudhry" Discussed on Talk Nerdy
"And of course i lost a lot of memories letter photos let of music i have some backups but some of my backups are to where they need to be either for some reasons that are my fault some reasons that were beyond my control but either way it's a tough thing when you lose a piece of technology that is so much more than that because a lot of your life is on it and a lot of your livelihood is on it i i really don't wish this on anybody it's taught me a lot about redundant backups it's taught me a lot about third party services that i can use instead of just relying on i cloud it's taught me a lot about tracking software about tracking hardware and of course i am trying to set myself up so that nothing like that ever happens again in the future but they had to buy a new machine had to invest in some new software and get everything back on track in time to start fresh this year and it's because of support from you guys that i was able to do that so again i'm just really really grateful that you've been sticking with me first so incredibly long talk nerdy is such a fund chaudhry do it's such an important part of my life it really does keep me going and i feel so much closer to you guys the talk nerdy listeners because of the feedback that i get from you through social media and through other outlets oh i'm also so excited to announce that talk nerdy won an award the first award it's ever won the par sack award for 2017 and of course the par cycle wards are a speculative fiction award.
"chaudhry" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Chaudhry new ways of fighting mean that joe griffey is no longer the restricting force the to east to that people who wish to cause us home can travel randomly or indeed fire rockets randomly for a very very long distance how much do you think that is going to influence the way that these problems are addressed nowadays but that's exactly right and if you look at a cyber for example so in one sense you can say russia's nadr azeri which this in the geopolitical sense in cyber you can say we should work with russia to mitigate the threats from from various uh hackers and and uh and uh uh adversaries on that front but then again a russia sponsors some cyber threats so so who is friend and who is foe that's that's the the trouble in this new insecure weld and them and it's like three dimensional tests compared to the twodimensional chess of of uh of the cold war and that's the the difficult situation that sultan merck find himself in and stoltenberg will be requiring money in order to uh put together a decent opposition to all these threats were his comments this weekend effectively that cry to say nationstates need to step up that contribution to multilateral defence i don't think so because the the two percent debate has been going on now for a number of months and in it was going on before obama made very a delicate calls for the dalai's to to step up defence spending it and trump is may not so delicate clock calls for for increased defence spending um and that in itself is a very tricky should because just because he spent two percent doesn't mean that you contribute a great deal to nato um you mentioned donald trump that the fact that he is now at the helm to what degree to think that he has increased the risk that the the decline dwelled faces an indeed when he goes which will be seen all hater at least in seven and a half years will be cold a will there be how much damage do you think might have been done the could arguably not be unpick.
"chaudhry" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER - Full Episode
"Which means if you only own high multiple stocks you are deep putting all your eggs won best can in fact if you'd call this chaudhry i might have verse five with these names i would have said they will trade together even as you can easily argue that linked in enough you do with salesforce who is basically a media company and tablet software defeat with the dopey because the former does analytics in the ladder makes digital media software but guilt by association people matters and you have to be aware that it can always happen to cure stocks so prepare a quarterly and be ready to buy more of the ones you like into weakness if you own some of these high flyers their prone to swoops because there are expensive and they had no yield support a similar situation can occur when you have what's known as multiple shrinkage contraction of boltholes mean its shareholders are suddenly paying less for the future earnings of the same company then he were not that long ago so take the case of a household name corex which has been the most consistent of all the csm packed with companies for a couple of years now it's a wellrun machine with an above average dividend and slow but consistent the often find clarke supporting a really excellent quarter and yet sometimes it stockstill swoon not long after and no matter how frantically searched for reason you'll find one that's because the reason for these declines is that the stock itself and more importantly it's sector had been rotated out of because of a seachange in the economic landscape nobody wants don't course when the economy is heating up courses a steady the big portfolio managers prefer something a lot more juice something that has much were better much better yearoveryear comparison says they talk about jim kramer's get rich carefully if you're confused by that so what they will do is they reach for the cyclicals those companies with more earnings sensitivity to the economic cycle if you want us yelled desperately this can play much go back to confessions of a street attic and read about what happened to me when i bought a significant stake in heintz the catch a company from my young hedge fund not long after i left.