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Fresh "Elena" from KNX Afternoon News with Mike Simpson and Chris Sedens
"Dishes, dishes. They're nice, That's great, but we're popcorn bucket. That's what I want. This has been in depth fronted by skin health plan dot com. Traffic runs by caliber garage stories. Brian Douglas style for the most part are toll roads. They are all out of commission due to the fires will start with the bonfire here in Orange County to 41 to 61 Shut down to 41 from the 91 to the 1 33 to 61 north of Irvine Boulevard on up to the 2 41. You're 1 33. Now listen, south bound, that is open down to the five. You North bound side, though. His clothes at the five Freeway of all this until further notice. Basically, just avoid those toll roads. If you can 71 shut down due to the airport, firing Corona between you quit in the 91 some good news. Our cigarette on the 91 just lifted. So the two right lanes you got back westbound. That was Caltrans work, but still slowing now make any way through the Senate, A canyon there, just volume starting to build. It's getting up there in that problem on the one I want Hollywood Freeway with Scott in Southern California, Toyota dealers of one on one gem cam. Looks like things are finally starting to wind down a little bit here. What North bound Santa Monica Boulevard had some trees on fire and l a city fire dealt with it. Still, some residual slowing but getting better, but slow traffic back to the four level interchange. Pretty tough ride. One went south bound, starting in Santa Monica Boulevard down through the four level interchange. Start to see some volume. Bill. This is just afternoon drive the fives already gonna be a tough one East Elena change to the 605, or one of five started load up in the usual spots. 91 a little slow now is you make your way through the 7 10 or Santa Monica Freeway. That's a slow one as well from about Robertson overdo the Braille little break there than from Western heavy into downtown. Make caliber garage doors. Your number one choice for new garage doors right now, $200 off his Lois 4 99 installed, including three bottom seals and haul away caliber garage doors to beat any advertised price. I just choose from a caliber garage to your doors. Com caliber garage doors, calm. Supports 2 35 and Brian Douglas in the video and audio center dot com Traffic Center can extend 70 news radio. Hey, I've got to tell you about a local career training program that's in your backyard and won't break the bank fast forwarded your local community College was created.
Computer Crime Law Scrutinized at Supreme Court
"Finally today there was an interesting tech related case that was argued before the. Us supreme court yesterday it involves a nineteen eighty-six computer crime law that has been used ever since to prosecute hackers and internet activist than the like people have been arguing strenuously that the law is outdated and indeed as justice gorsuch said in yesterday's court hearing the us government's interpretation of the law risks quote making a federal criminal of us all and quote. And yes if you're wondering this is indeed the so called. Aaron swartz law quoting politico. The supreme court on monday indicated serious reservations about the ambiguity and scope of the nation's only major cybercrime law hinting. It may narrow the law's applicability to avoid criminalising acts such as checking social media at work during arguments in a case involving a georgia police officer convicted of violating the nineteen eighty-six computer fraud and abuse act by accessing a license plate database. The justices pushed a justice department. Lawyer to explain how a ruling in the government's favour wouldn't open the door to prosecutions of innocuous behavior those could include browsing instagram on computer or performing public-spirited security research to test a system for vulnerabilities as the first see. Faa challenge to reach the high court. The van buren case generated amicus briefs from a wide range of technology privacy and cyber security experts. Most of them on van buren side a group of cybersecurity. Experts described the faa a sword hanging over the head of researchers who probe computers for weaknesses with the goal of helping their owners fix the flaws. The most controversial ever see faa case never reached a verdict. In two thousand eleven federal prosecutors indicted the prominent internet freedom activists aaron sorts on hacking charges for downloading millions of journal articles using a subscription provided by mit swertz. Then twenty four face thirty five years in prison. He by suicide in january twenty thirteen while awaiting trial. The justices sounded alarm. Monday about the broader reading of the cfe. A justice neal gorsuch suggested that the van buren case was the latest example of the government. Trying to broaden the scope of criminal laws incontestable ways several justices expressed uncertainty about the definitions of key terms in the law such as authorization and they spent a significant amount of time asking both lawyers about the meaning of the word so in one part of the statute quote. What is this statute talking about. When it speaks of information in the computer justice samuel alito asked finding in at one point. All information that somebody obtains on the web is in the computer in a sense. I have a feeling. That's not what congress was thinking about when adopted this law. I don't really understand the potential scope of the statute without having an idea about exactly what all those terms mean li added. The justices also sought more clarity about the consequences. That fisher argued would result from abroad. Reading of the faa alina. Ask fisher to explain how the would criminalize one of his example scenarios. Wait on dating website. Fisher responded that by receiving interested messages from potential romantic partners based on falsified. Wait the user would be obtaining information from a computer in violation of the websites terms of service and also thus these cf a similarly fisher told justice elena kagan checking instagram at work constituted obtaining words and pictures from ones instagram feed and if a company prohibited social media browsing on computers obtaining that information would also violate the cf a bike contravening the employers policy and quote
Fresh update on "elena" discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast
"Congress did that that day was november third and there is no constitutional way now for state legislatures. Let's call them faithless legislatures to pick another slate because congress said the day. They should do that and they didn't do it. By by november third relief. I'm sorry go back to the faces. Electors because i know you argued in front of supreme court about this what you're taught this effort by some members of gop you're talking about is Matt gaetz gets you guys last name from florida. The cunanan subscriber marjorie taylor. Green from georgia's just elected republican. They're talking about doing this on january six th. They're the ones. They won congress. We'll get to that. That's a separate thing from these republicans. They legislatures right. That's right there's a whole thing okay. There's no game that they can play on january sixth unless on november december fourteenth there are alternative slates cast their votes for donald trump. if they're all their slates the faithless legislatures have created. Then there's a whole game that get that could be played january six and that's what matt gates's has playing it. They think that if we can get the if they can get the alternative slates on december third fourteenth. Then they have a way to actually rule. Donald trump into at concern. But if they don't then we're okay that's right they don't we're okay. I'm not done with the state legislature thing marjorie. Can we just stay on this for another. So let's assume despite what you believe lawrence lessig is the law and what state legislatures can actually do. They do it. In violation of your analysis of laws you said and whether it's pennsylvania was gone whatever it is wherever as a republican legislature. They do this thing. I assume. the older dis- decider as to whether or not you're writer. Theright is the supreme court. And i have to say i've gone back and forth when i originally read the grotesque cavill line during that wisconsin case a few months ago. Basically parroting trump talking about how votes counted after election. Day you know can lead to chaos and confusion could flip the results. And then i know. Elena kagan said there aren't any results so you're not flipping anything or is this away. This this state legislatures deciding if they did in so far they have publicly said they would not republican leaders in these states but if they did this would ultimately to be decided by the string court. Yes no one. It could be decided by the supreme court. And i'm completely confident that if it were decided by the supreme court there would be a nine zero opinion against trump and the reason for that is first of all the language i just gave you..
Amy Coney Barret Tilts The Balance in Divisive Ruling
"A lot for being with us on this day after Thanksgiving. It was right before Thanksgiving late Wednesday. When the U. S Supreme Court The majority said, even in a pandemic You can't put away the Constitution. Now. In New York governor Cuomo says that he issued these restrictions on places of worship. Based on science. And safety. And so this is a fascinating ruling. In many regards number one. It's a big plus for religious freedom. Number two. It was just this past summer. That the Supreme Court ruled basically the opposite. In a case and there's some other cases that are being considered. I believe some cases California, New Jersey, Louisiana, So this is all about the Supreme Court blocking New York's governor from enforcing 10 and 25 person occupancy limits On religious institutions. Courts, the restrictions would violate religious freedom. And are not neutral because they single out houses of worship or especially harsh treatment. Or said there's no evidence that the organizations that brought the lawsuit have contributed to the spread of cove in 19. And this was one of those 54 decisions. With Chief Justice John Roberts. Going along with Justices Stephen Bryer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. And in their descent. Chief justice. Roberts said he saw no need to take this action because New York had revised the designations of the affected areas. Governor Cuomo essentially Said the same thing. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court did rule on it and also in the sending opinion. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said this unlike religious services, Bike repair shops and liquor stores generally don't feature customers gathering inside to sing and speak together for an hour or more. She went on to say justices of this court play a deadly game in second guessing the expert judgment of health officials. About the environments in which a contagious virus now infecting a million Americans each week. Spreads most easily. Those are the words and the dissenting opinion from Justice. Sonia Sotomayor, your Down the majority, and this may be the new power five and this is one of the key developments out of this ruling. A new power five on the Supreme Court. Barrett Gorsuch. Thomas Alito. And Cavanaugh. Three of whom, of course, were Appointed By President Donald Trump in the Majority opinion. Justice, Gorsuch said this, he noted that Governor Cuomo had designated among others, the hardware stores acupuncturists. Liquor stores and bicycle repair shops as essential businesses. That were not subject to the most strict limits. Like these places of worship work. Gorsuch said. We may not shelter in place when the Constitution is under attack. Things never go well. When we do So it Zbig deal for the Supreme Court. It's a big deal for I mean, let's face it all those evangelicals that voted for President Trump. They've got to be doing a victory lap today, right? Maybe you are a swell 51283605 90. If you'd like to be a part of the program here, you give us a call or send us a text on K. O. B. J. It is because Amy Barrett just got on the court. Right, So it's really The first significant indication Of a rightward tilt to the court. And I mentioned this and may and July Supreme Court rejected challenges. Virus related restrictions on churches in California and Nevada. At that time, the Chief Justice John Roberts, Joined the courts Democratic appointees, which of course, then included Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And those rulings they stress that state and local governments required flexibility to deal with a dangerous and evolving pandemic. So The New York Times, Right said. This is just One example of how profoundly President Trump Has transformed the Supreme Court. This New York Times P, says Justice Bharat Help the chief justice of body blow. Casting the decisive vote in a 5 to 4 ruling. On religious services in New York. And New York Times says this is most certainly a taste. Of things to come. About this 51283605 90 here on Caleb E. J. It is an interesting question, right? In the summer time. Even the Supreme Court said, Look You may not like it when these local officials are trying to close the church. But You're dealing with health and safety issue. And there are rights. Given to local officials in the event. Of health and safety issues. Well, not in this case, the governor there in New York, Andrew Cuomo. He criticized the Supreme Court. Or overturning their restrictions. He said It was Morrell Astrit Ivo of the Supreme Court than anything else. He called the ruling irrelevant. Said it would have any practical impact because restrictions Are not in place and had been dialed back well. You know, it's interesting that even in the Opinion. That was written by Sonia Sotomayor, right? When she was talking about The court plays a deadly game and second guessing the expert judgment of health official. Let's stop right there.
Fresh "Elena" from The Von Haessler Doctrine
"At WSB radio dot com WSB news time is 10 36 live team coverage of traffic and weather. Veronica Burrell's in the 24 hour Traffic Center. And if you need to make your way over into a South Carolina, you got construction 85 North found north of 106 That's exit. 1 77. It is currently in the right lane is causing delays for you through the Franklin County area moving over into Gwinnett County. That's roadwork. 3 16 westbound Harbin's road, It takes out Elena Travel and driving through the city look great on the downtown connector wide open in both directions. 75 85 north and south bound, so enjoy I'm Veronica around 95.5 wsb. I'm wsb neurologist Kirk Polish with it. Minus 12 chakra dependable forecast Increasing clouds this afternoon high near 58 low about 42 tomorrow on Lee a 30% chance of a morning shower, Then showers.
Ransomware Stalls Online Learning In Baltimore School District
"All learning stopped in Baltimore County public schools this morning, teachers and students were locked out of their online courses when a ransomware attack halted all of the district's digital systems. Emily Sullivan and member Station W. Y P. R Reports Elena Lama Ke thought she'd seen all possible remote learning blunders. But then, as the kindergarten teacher was preparing for virtual parent teacher conference, she learned of the attacks, I think if it Have been any other year. My panic level probably would have been a lot higher. Honestly, I was like, Of course, there's a cyber attack. She and other teachers are shut out of their grating portals, email and even their phones. I don't know how we're going to navigate this. My hope is that we will be able to get back into our virtual world as soon as possible. Imagine if thieves snuck into school headquarters loaded up every single document and then put those files in a warehouse on Lee. They can enter. That's how ransomware works and encrypt systems and on Lee, the hackers have the key. Avi Rubin is a computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University, he says. While it's too early to say for certain the attacks look serious. I don't think it's completely out of the question that we may not be able to finish out this year if they can't get back in line and then that several weeks, schools are not traditional ransomware targets but as many remain online. Rubin says hackers have more opportunities to infiltrate them. Everybody is now using either zoom or Microsoft teams or some form of remote communication, and that includes students learning in school. There's been at least 30 ransomware attacks on schools this year. This one has left more than 115,000 Children who can't enter their classrooms due to the pandemic without a way to learn. Lama, Ke says she can't believe she's nostalgic for virtual learning. We get excited to see each other every day, and even though they're only seeing each other virtually when one student hasn't they asked, Why aren't they on the screen? Or they send virtual hugs to each other? Baltimore County School officials say they're working with the FBI, and they don't plan on paying ransom
Fresh "Elena" from Morning News with Hal Jay & Brian Estridge
"Of a brand new show of featuring strong The greyhounds and six man football. You can catch it on CBS all access. We're gonna talk more about it with Jared. After we check traffic. We do that first with Monica Goodman. 20 westbound pastime. 45 stalled vehicle blocking Elena traffic there and they're clearing one out of Mansfield on to 87 North Bound approaching. 3 61, WB AP First Traffic on the ones I'm money cook brought to you by grow my texas business dot com Cumulus Radio is proud to support local businesses have grown my Texas business. Calm. Find open business listings easily by category with Gerard Website Links submit your business so we can help North Texas rebuild. Go now to grow my texas business dot com. How much of the rain bucket yesterday but a chilly 1 57 high, officially a trace of rainfall that will settle enforcement, even chillier weather Today cold Start with a few clouds more clouds later Hi only 49 little.
Federal judge says new DACA rules are invalid
"Ah, federal judge in New York has dealt another blow to the Trump administration's efforts to end DACA deferred action for childhood arrivals. That's the program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U. S illegally as Children. The judge ruled yesterday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was not lawfully serving in that job when he suspended new applications for DACA and that is once again raising the hopes of tens of thousands of young immigrants who are potentially eligible for the program. NPR's Joel Rose covers immigration and he is with us now. Jill welcome. Thanks for joining us. Sure, So didn't the Supreme Court already weigh in on this Well. The Supreme Court did rule in June when it blocked the Trump administration's effort to end DACA. That was seen as a victory not only for the roughly 640,000 young immigrants who already have Dr protections, but also potentially for tens of thousands more who are eligible, but have never had a chance to apply. Before the Trump administration moved to kill the program. A federal court in Maryland also said that the administration must start accepting new applications, but that did not happen. Instead, the acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, issued a memo in July. Saying he had quote serious policy concerns about DACA and suspending new applications while he reconsidered its future. So what does this latest court ruling say? Well, Judge Nicholas Garr AFIS found that Wolf was not lawfully appointed to the job of acting secretary of Homeland Security, basically, The DHS did not follow its own rules of succession, and this is not the first judge to reach a similar conclusion. In addition, the Government Accountability Office said back in August that both Wolf and his number two at DHS were improperly appointed. So this is creating potentially serious legal vulnerabilities for the policies that they have enacted, including now this document, So the big question then becomes what does this mean for DACA recipients? Well lawyers for the doctor recipients and he would be Dr recipients in this case are definitely claiming victory Earlier today, I talked to Maria Elena in copy A the director of the National Immigration Law Center, which has been one of the leading groups in the fight to defend Dhaka. This decision Couple with historic victory of President elect Biden means that young immigrants can now breathe a sigh of relief and they can focus once again are rebuilding their lives with their loved ones here in the country where they belong, like this is their home. Has the Trump administration responded, And if so, what have they had to say? Well in this case and others. The administration has argued that Wolf was lawfully appointed, so I think it's likely that there will be an appeal even if they ultimately lose on appeal, though it's hard to see the administration rushing to begin accepting new top new doctor applications. More likely we could see young immigrants who want to apply will have to wait until the Biden administration takes office next year. It's expected to reinstate Daka in full as soon as he takes office, possibly even on day one. And before we let you go, Joel, why has the Trump administration relied so heavily on acting appointees like Chad Wolf? They've been Warned repeatedly that this is not an appropriate practice and now judges. They're saying that's actually illegal well. President Trump has said that he likes acting appointments because it gives him more flexibility. Critics say the administration that was openly flouted the Federal Vacancies Reform Act and other succession rules in order to appoint people who would have had a difficult time getting confirmed by the Senate. There did not seem to be that much of a penalty for this practice until now, But we may be seeing that this strategy maybe does have some long term drawbacks. After all, that is NPR's Joel Rose. Joel. Thank you.
Fresh "Elena" from 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"Sounds that way. Thank you. Glenn Coming up Who won't be attending Joe Biden's inauguration wins New sign 6 31. That's time for traffic and transit. Here's Karen Stewart that train reporting the Hoboken The 33rd Street line is delayed Crews there are reporting a mechanical problem on one of the trains at that. Stop if you're heading over to Metro North 10 minute DeLay system wide. 15 minute delays on the North Jersey coast in northeast Carter line trains and we've got a new modified schedule in effect for the North Jersey coast, all related to an earlier train derailment that happened early last week. Actually, the Elena Volare is in good shape, and we look great as we check what we see on Long Island's big three Not a peep out of the big Three right now. Earlier problems on the L I e have been cleared around 44. And it's good ride out into the queen's line. Now, Once you get into Queens, it is going to be heavy right when you get to Casino Boulevard from there in the Woodhaven Ah, minor little delay out into the BQE. And then you're good to the Queens Midtown. Now the West Mount B Q. E That is busy delays. There are starting at 65th pry place basically Queens Boulevard and it goes down into Metropolitan Avenue have you but moving like the embargo on us, which is heavy but moving From 60th Street exit all the way up into Atlantic Avenue and on your way up into the Brooklyn Bridge is what you need to know about the bridges and tunnels. The Holland Lincoln George are all experiencing solid 10 minute delays and alternate side. Parking is in effect today. Citywide traffic and transit every 10 minutes around the clock. I'm Karen Stewart on 10 10 wins. And you were 10. 10 wins ex surgeon Four day forecast Now meteorologists Dean divorce still cold but looking forward to a little bit better.
Investigating Gender Dimensions of Wildlife Trafficking
"So thank you so much again Elena for spending time with us on breaking green ceilings really appreciated. So we're here today to talk to you about your journey in pursuing a degree in Zoology and in particular your research interest in the gender dimensions of urban push me trafficking which should be a very interesting conversation and I'd like us to start from someone the beginning and that is if you could tell us how did you develop your passion for the natural environments? Yeah, so I'm originally from Michigan. I've grown up in Michigan and I spent most of my childhood going to the Detroit Zoo like my family had a membership and that's where I spend like all my Summers would just be going to the same with my grandparents and I used to keep like this dinky little composition notebook and I would just fill it with animal facts. So it's always just been like a huge passion for me with wildlife and with my own pets at home. So it's just kind of been a part of me for as long Remember really is there a specific or specific exhibits that you enjoyed? I love anteaters. I really love animals with weird noses. I have no wage. But yeah, I was just thinking of all the animals with weird noses Nas elephant yet opens artworks links long noses salamanders. Yes. There's just like smushed their to their faces, right? Yeah funny interesting fact so long and I guess that's how you decided that you wanted to pursue a degree in Zoology then yeah. Yeah. So just having that I ever run from like my high school or life my town you went to Michigan State or you went somewhere else in Michigan and I knew Michigan state had a really great zoology program, so I ended up going there and I really enjoyed it. And so how did you suck? Moving from high school system to a college system can be quite daunting. I know it was for me as a foreign student. How was that experience for you transitioning? So, I had actually didn't go to MSU for my freshman year because I was kind of a Wanderer and I wanted to try different like go to a different state and try something new. So I spent my freshman year in Vermont a small College called Green Mountain College and I went there for a year and we're studying animal conservation and care. They're so from my high school where I had two thousand people. I went to a school that had four hundred people and then when I transferred to State they had fifty thousand. So yeah, it was very extremes. Yeah, very huge extremes. I think it was awful difficult. Just trying to find like my people in my community, but being able to figure that out kind of quickly, I think was really helpful for me and being able to make that transition, right and what time Mean by your people so finding people who like share the same interests as me or have like the same goals within their life and like what they wanted to do was really impactful. So the summer before I transferred to Michigan State, I did a Wildlife Rehabilitation internship and I met some of my very close friends that I'm still friends with today. And that was about two years ago that I meant that we were still really really close because of that. Yeah, that's a really great way to transition now into a bigger Community I guess and I was really intimidated when I was looking for black colleges and universities. I ended up going to a small liberal arts college and I think we were maybe like 300 to 400 students and it felt very comfortable cuz I guess you know everyone sometimes that can feel uncomfortable too because everyone knows you yeah, especially for an introvert so and then just thinking about how massive em Who is and other similar institutions it may feel like you're just a cow like a cattle station one. That's a bad analogy because yeah, cuz it's a good implications of getting slaughtered in-depth what not. I mean, it just feels like yeah really overwhelming. So then how does it work in terms of determining? What courses you should be taking in order to fulfill the requirements for the degree? And do you have like somebody who guides you through that? So I was really lucky when I transferred because I was off first student from my previous college to transfer to Michigan State and I was you honestly didn't really know what to do. So they just kind of accepted all my credits and then if I said something qualified, they just accepted it was really nice. Yeah. It was really nice and my degree is pretty flexible because with in Zoology you take like the basic science classes and then at State you have a dog Frustration and my concentration is very very flexible. There's not that many courses. So it's helped me a lot with my research is where I'll find like a gap in my knowledge or something and I'm able to take classes that still count towards my degree in some capacity.
Control of House and Senate at stake in 2020 election
"Is on fire tonight They are raising money like crazy to take back the Senate and beat President Trump Help me help everybody. I just named Lindsey once assumed to be a reelection shooting Senator Lindsey Graham fears for his South Carolina Senate seat. Graham's worries reflect a broader Republican trend for the GOP currently controls the U. S Senate with a 53 to 45 majority. Polling suggests that Democrats might well sees the Senate on Tuesday. The outcome is likely to depend on 13 key races in 12 States, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, two races in Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Elena, the as the Palace just discussed Joe Biden and looks like the favorite for the presidency. Basically, the collective massive pundits believe Democrats will secure the House your thoughts on the prospects for Democrats in this final week, pushing through to try and take the Senate as well. If Biden's popular vote of eight and maybe 10 points holds up, That's the kind of mandate that you see that will sweep in the Senate. Pat will wrote, remembers 1980 when Reagan won a landslide and brought in 12 Senate seats. There aren't 12 to be had this time around, but I think they're potentially five and if if The numbers are as promising as they look, It could be more than that, but I'll settle for five. That'll give the five net that will give the Democrats a 50 to lead. But look at Arizona, Martha McSally. Is likely to lose Tio former astronaut Mark Kelly in a state that normally goes Republicans. Now it's a toss up state where Biden has a chance, and Trump goes in there, campaigning and humiliates MC Sally. Says, Okay, you can come up on the stage for one minute and that's all because he's furious at her because in a debate, she was asked if she Has confidence in the president trusts the president on virus or so and she, she wouldn't say, because he's trying to protect your seat. And so what does he do? It just throws her under the bus, and then you look at a Colorado Cory Gardner is going nobody even Basically talks about him potentially win the anymore Ah, heartbreaker. Is it Susan Collins in Maine? Who was a she is the most bipartisan senator. She has really had good relations and in political circles for a long time she's running for her fifth term. She won with 69% of the vote six years ago. But the country is different. Mane is different. She is a very difficult relationship with With Trump. She doesn't really support him, and Republicans don't like her for that. Democrats will forgive her for supporting heaven after the Supreme Court. So anyway, that's if you can run down all they're all they're all only seats are Heartbreakers, actually, for the people who were running into the people are contesting. Okay, Pat. Your thought I do think that I mean, Eleanor is correct. I think if you get a much closer race, and Trump does well in these battleground states And if Trump her had perhaps should win. I think you would cut the Democrat ganged 23 or so and they're going to lose that fellow in Alabama James. I think the Democrats have given him last rites already, So I think you do. It's him and the Republicans would be able to hold the Senate. But again, it looks to me like a abiding Democrat year. If you had to put the house on it, and I'm not gonna put the house on the right that backs. Okay. Of course. That's Alabama. Doug Jones. There demagogue. Jonesy seems to be the only one really in problematic territory, but your thoughts on this out That's right now it's looking very good for the Democrats there. Arizona's certainly you know that Martha McSally and Ah Ah, the sheik. Excuse me, Kelly. I think his example of where Donald Trump's worst enemy is his own fragile ego. Hey, here's a case where my salad could use his help, and he wants to keep that a Republican majority. But the first thing is that she insulted him by not being more enthusiastic on this on the stuff for him, and so she has to pay. And this is just a typical Trumpian reflex that has really done him in right through his presidency. And even I mean, that's right that that Ah Trump had AH, Couple of unfortunate turns, namely, couple of crises that were not of his own, making the way ready to that the Corona virus and the national racial reckoning, But you know, we elect presidents to take care of crises. Be ready for big surprises. That was a very important test that he failed. Okay, show Michael your thoughts. So I think that if vice president buying does win, Tom, I think Democrats would more than likely take the Senate. But what's more interesting is not just the federal racist. Tom. What's even more intriguing, I would argue, are the down ballot races at state legislator legislatures? I believe that Democrats were more than likely when the majorities and and several states which in turn would enable them to redistrict in many, many State, which I would argue would benefit Democrats going into 2024 beyond. And that's in part attributed to demographic changes. Demography has drastically changed electoral maps as we know it, and I think the Republican Party as a whole nationalist somewhat behind and so I think that the ramifications of this election are far greater than the presidency far greater than the U. S. Senate for Republicans, you're talking about seeing several states like a Georgia maybe even a Texas If not now, definitely by 2020 for that air drastically changing from the way they were 10 2025 years ago, two more purple states that air certainly more beneficial and leaning towards Democrats. And that's a recipe for disaster for Republican Party that is still struggling with diverse communities. No,
"elena" Discussed on Brandi Glanville Unfiltered
"Fair fair I'm going to spend a lot of time on after we finished recording this. That's funny. Who didn't you love the most in your house you said Ross Right? No. I thought because I knew Ross going in we were friends outside of the appetite of the show for years. So I thought he was like my Best D., and we went in his Final two that's first thing he segment like, okay. Great. Because he you're my friend and then I like I started being friends with Ariadna like we were writers like I just knew I'm like, okay I love this girl she's great and we were just doing makeup all day, which was my favorite into to do. So it was like I knew Ari then I thought Ross, had my back when he was just playing the whole house, which now I, did vote for him in the end to win because he was the shadiest of all and I am affair person but I still mad at him. You're like look I can I can give credit where it's due but I'm older grudge and that's on. The. I get you and I were in the house together we would probably have a final to. To not pass gas around you because I have. That, we don't do that. While she. Prevent. Elsewhere. But I think that you and I would you have a real asked time in there I believe have fun like for me. I didn't understand the concept going in because I hadn't watched it before and I was like late to the game ahead it worked out like to be ready for any of those challenges unlike why would you guys want me out I'm like mediocre at everything I don't win anything like I am so not threatening. People I don't fucking like get Outta my face not I'm quite I can't fake shady I'm definitely unfortunately, not like I don't play chess I play checkers say like I don't plan things I'm not that good that just like the. I. I went into the house knowing that I have way more of a personality type that's parallel to yours. No one ever has to wonder how feel about something if I don't like them or a certain activity or behavior I will probably just go ahead and say it I. Haven't ever really struggled with confrontation in the past data large personality very polarizing. You love me or USA gain hate me. I walked into that house going okay Elena be someone different than yourself. Mask Yang like you got a toned down so much were you're gonNA get kicked out we're just simply being yourself. So honestly looking back I wish that I would have been true to who I was because I think that we could. Because I would've been able to enjoy my summer. Yeah. Totally. I wouldn't have gotten that terribly toxic relationship. have. Gained weight eating just truly only Hershey's kisses all day long. Give us those we have like, I, don't know I lost weight in there because I was stressed out I started to get paranoid like every time I walked into a room. I felt like everyone was talking which they were like. I'm like.
"elena" Discussed on Brandi Glanville Unfiltered
"Don't have a fireplace at. That's not always good. But yeah, I got one year. Look at you I'M Happy. Birthday. I will I did actually. Did you guys have a good. Yeah, it was great. It was just you know what? You can't do anything crazy because it's corona but you know you get the family together. It was sweet. Well, you're not actually supposed to get the family together, but you got the family together. Everyone got tested. Okay. It doesn't matter you can get tested and then on your way home stop to get gas and pick up Gerona it's just. It's it just doesn't make sense to me. I'm I'm glad that you guys are all together but. I don't think it's safe. So. I don't know anymore I'm very I'm. Just, very melancholy I'm hoping that Aleni Elena her Aleni David. Davies, her cheers me up because I was checking her out online and she's either in the all-star break brother or I think she's like CGI ing herself end because I told you she's in it looks like she's in it. I notice that she was on one because I am DB says it also says she was like a guest. Dancing with the stars using the audience so They really take on those IMDB things I. The Own. Contestants. You'd have to look it up I. Mean I I've been there. I don't know that that's I was like in the background, Paris Hilton's documentary gotTa shout on their like you saw me for like Ooh. And I'm on my I'm to be isn't it I'm like all right on there it's on MTV. This show family reunion and it's not on there. So I'm like actually acted in the show had a couple of scenes but whatever. Deviant enter all the stuff that you've been. It's GonNa, be great really. Pretty far. I was very shocked at Michael, all right. We'll let's give our call. Let's see. Let's see what she's actually.
Car enthusiasts want better solutions in Atlanta street racing crackdown
"Street The people racing Street and racing laying drag and laying late drag at night in late Atlanta. at night Our in Atlanta. priority Our priority for Elena police for Elena officers. police officers. AP says AP it made says 312 it made 312 Street racing Street traffic racing stops traffic just last stops week, just last But some week, car But clubs some car in in Atlanta Atlanta clubs say say in in their their Atlanta Atlanta show show say say cars cars their their show show cars cars get get them them pulled pulled get get over over them them pulled pulled while while over over police police look look while while police police for for racing racing look look for for cars cars racing racing cars cars were were targeted, targeted, were were just just targeted, targeted, like like run run just just down down like like a a street street run run 150 150 down down a a street street Miles Miles 150 150 know, know, Miles Miles we've we've know, know, met met with with car car we've we've enthusiast enthusiast met met with with car car enthusiast enthusiast in northwest in Atlanta, northwest who say Atlanta, there who are say many there ways are many to push ways to stop. to push Street to stop. racing Street is racing unfair. is unfair. The police is The police always is the knee always jerk response the knee jerk because response typically because typically These activities These involve activities black involve and brown people. black and brown ABC people. says ABC the rise says in the racing rise in and racing stunt driving and stunt is not driving only a is nuisance not only a but nuisance has led to but deadly has led crashes. to deadly crashes. Anyone arrested Anyone for street arrested racing for street will now racing have will to face now have a judge to face before a judge his before or her release his from or her jail release from before jail officers before would officers arrest would people arrest who could people then post who could a bond then post with their a signature. bond with their While signature. municipal While municipal court is closed court is closed Right now we're Right in now the middle we're of a in pandemic, the middle of a pandemic, and people are still and people looking are for still entertainment looking for entertainment figure out a figure solution out a solution that does not that involve does not involve more police. more police. More courts More and courts more jail. and more jail.
Street-racing crackdown coming this weekend, Atlanta police say
"The people Street racing and laying drag late at night in Atlanta. Our priority for Elena police officers. AP says it made 312 Street racing traffic stops just last week, But some car clubs in in Atlanta Atlanta say say their their show show cars cars get get them them pulled pulled over over while while police police look look for for racing racing cars cars were were targeted, targeted, just just like like run run down down a a street street 150 150 Miles Miles know, know, we've we've met met with with car car enthusiast enthusiast in northwest Atlanta, who say there are many ways to push to stop. Street racing is unfair. The police is always the knee jerk response because typically These activities involve black and brown people. ABC says the rise in racing and stunt driving is not only a nuisance but has led to deadly crashes. Anyone arrested for street racing will now have to face a judge before his or her release from jail before officers would arrest people who could then post a bond with their signature. While municipal court is closed Right now we're in the middle of a pandemic, and people are still looking for entertainment figure out a solution that does not involve more police. More courts and more jail.
Boston News Anchor Says Appearing in Adam Sandler’s ‘Hubie Halloween’ Got Her Fired
"Boston newscaster was fired for being in the movie. The Adam Sandler Mu movie Hubie Halloween. Elena Pinto was fired from Channel seven in Boston seven news She says. I'm posting this because I want to be open and honest with all the view. Last year, I participated in a cameo in the recently released Netflix movie By Adam Sandler, Hubie Halloween. In doing so, I mistakenly violated my contract with the station. And I understand why management unfortunately chose to terminate me. I'm deeply disappointed in saddened and I hoped this would not be how things evolved. Now. What was the language in her contract that she violated there, and it was a cameo in Hubie Halloween. Pretty harmless movie there.
"elena" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"Everyone. This is Kelly with two outs talking politics, and I am thrilled to be joined today by a returning Gust Elena Hung, who is the executive director and Co founder of little lobbyists as so highly Lena think so much for having me. I'm so excited to talk to you last time we connected was I think three years ago. A very long time ago at this point. So it's it's been a while just just sort of frame the conversation for people who aren't familiar with little lobbyists if if you could tell us just a little bit about your background and starting little lobbyists. Yeah. Three years ago I think Free Lifetime slyke. Right. Yeah. So I am I'm a mom and six years ago. I had a great pregnancy mazing birth in about fifteen minutes. After my baby was born, she was placed on hundred percent oxygen and rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit where she remained for the next five months of her life. She was diagnosed serious medical conditions affecting her airway lungs heart kidneys named Baby Amara, which is ready for battle and she is definitely that. Show I have my life and I'm so lucky that I get to be her mom. So Tamara. Uses a tracheostomy to breed. On a ventilator for additional respiratory support, a feeding tube brawler from nutrition in a wheelchair to get around and explore the world around her and you know I'm thrilled to tell you that. Private. Today she's doing really well, she's a happy kind funny clever, little naughty, little girl and INA needless to say our access to health care to portable quality healthcare made a huge difference. In the reason that she survived in his thriving in in two thousand seventeen when we saw the Republican efforts to repeal the affordable care act. And Cut Medicaid is when I began my journey into advocacy what I what I now call when I became an accidental. Activist I was watching the news along with everyone else shortly after inauguration and like most families most of the families that I knew we.
Immigration was a dominant issue in the 2016 election, but not this time
"Than three weeks away, and we're going to spend the next few days digging into the candidate's positions on some of the key issues. Begin with immigration. It has been a consistent policy priority since day one of the Trump administration and indeed, President Trump continues to crack down on immigration, closing the southern border to migrants and slashing the number of foreign workers allowed into the country. But on the campaign trail, he rarely brings the topic up. Vice President Joe Biden, meanwhile, promises to systematically undo nearly every one of the changes Trump has made to the nation's immigration system. NPR's Joel Rose covers immigration and he's going to give us more detail about how each man would handle immigration policy. Hey, JAL. Hey, officer. To tell us what President Trump has been saying about immigration in the closing weeks before the election. Well, it has come up, but not as much as you might expect. Remember, immigration was one of Trump's signature issues in 2016. He kicked off his campaign five years ago, talking about Mexican immigrants as rapists and rolled all the road all the way to the White House and chance of build the wall. In a second term, We could expect more of the same. He's still using that kind of rhetoric, painting immigrants as a threat and a burden here is talking a few weeks ago in Minnesota, which has the country's largest population of Somali refugees. Biden Wiltern, Minnesota into a refugee camp. But he said that overwhelming public resource is overcrowding, schools and in a dating your hospitals. You know that it's already there. It's a disgrace what they've done to your state. It's absolutely isn't disgraced again. But that was only one line and long speech and often, immigration is not a major focus in his stump speeches. Why do you think that is well? For one thing? It's just not a burning issue for voters anymore. Polling shows that it's been overshadowed by the pandemic by the economy and bi racial inequality. There is also a theory among immigrant advocates that the Trump Administration's immigration crackdown has not been popular with moderate suburban voters that he needs to win over in some crucial swing states, especially the family separation policy of a few years ago. I talked to Mary Elena in copier who's with the Biden campaign? Who's sorry, who's worked with the Biden campaign? Excuse me. She's also the director of the National Immigration Law Center on any given day, he still scapegoating immigrants. And most importantly, we're seeing the policies are still anti immigrant and xenophobic policies are still being put in place. What's different now is that his attacks don't seem to be resonating as much as they have in the past. Interesting. Well, what about the president's most fervent supporters? I mean, what do they think of his relative silence on immigration right now? Well, immigration restrictionists seem a little surprised. They think the president is missing an opportunity to tout his successes here. Overall, immigration plummeted by almost half in the first three years of his presidency, and since the pandemic began, he has cracked down. Even more administration is also racing to construct hundreds of miles of border wall on the US Mexico border. I talked to Dan Stein, He's the president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which supports lower levels of immigration. Trump is in a sense is a victim of his own success between the travel ban and the security lock downs and the suspension of various categories. For a lot of reasons, the immigration issue has dissipated as the administration has made these needed changes. And yet, for whatever reason, the campaign has decided not to move this issue Front center. Stein thinks that Trump has a great story to tell American workers about how he is protecting their jobs. But Stein is concerned because a lot of Trump's accomplishments have come through executive actions so they could be reversed by a president Biden. Okay, so that's President Trump's side of the immigration issue. What isthe former vice President Joe Biden saying about how he would handle immigration? Well, he has indeed promised to undo as much as he can of Trump's immigration agenda. Biden would end the travel ban on people from majority Muslim countries put 100 Day moratorium on deportations. And stop building trumps border wall. Here's Biden, addressing a group of Latin ex elected officials. Trump fails to understand the basic truth of immigrants. That they're the incredible source of our nation's strength, and they always have been On day one. I'm gonna send Congressman Bill. Immigration reform will focus on keeping families together. It's about families. Including providing clear roadmap to citizenship. 11 million undocumented immigrants roadmap to citizenship, So Biden's agenda is not just about dismantling what Trump has done. That's right. It's actually a very long and ambitious platform that would not only provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally, including the so called dreamers, but would also expand the number of visas that the U. S issues and would end the use of for profit immigration detention centers. In other words, Biden's gender really has moved to the left a lot even from the Obama platform of a few years ago. Remember, President Obama deported more than a million immigrants in his first term, far more even than President Trump? And immigration hardliners want to see Biden challenged on these positions, which they call amnesty and an invitation for more Central American migrants to flood the southern border. But so far immigration Just hasn't come up at either of the debates. That is
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Other professional starchy financial freedom ecostat invasive in single family properties have now in hotels other than Nichols Donna. Thank you so much. Nicole. Flex Septum. To, inspire us today. How are you Nicole? I am great. Thank you so much Elena I am excited to chat with you today. Thank you very much for coming my interaction. So you Israelis, sure saw, can you please tell us more about yourself kyle how old this thing started how all these things started was a really long time ago now. We my husband and I started investing in real estate in right around nineteen, ninety nine, and it's really important to note that that particular time period the Internet. was just coming online speak there. There wasn't a the community that exists today there were. Social media sites, that type of thing. So we kind of floundered. Quite a bit in the very beginning and ended up deciding, okay you know we want to be in this business we need to learn it. So my husband went to go work in property management I've always had my my career in Tech I love tack it is it is just such a fascinating place to be. So it's never been my intention to not have that career and I've always felt like it's good to have a balance of both to to have real estate. Investments and to have a career as well. Thank you very much nick. So I, know you have a very great story, Anthony in the world go for the state. So how did it happen? What happened was I read the book everybody has, Read, rich dad poor dad everybody gets everybody who gets started real estate. I should say so I read this book and it really inspired me with the overall premises about owning and investing in assets, which could be real estate it could be a business. As, well, in our case, the real estate was really appealing and ice immediately Emma, very much of an action taker immediately signed us up for a seminar. We went to the seminar and they taught us creative what ways to buy real estate with quote Unquote Zero Money. So I WANNA be clear here you it does require some money, but maybe not going out and getting.
Trump gets experimental drug aimed at curbing severe illness
"President Trump in first Lady Melania Trump test positive for Covad 19 coming up in a few minutes, we're going to check in with Elena train. She's the White House reporter for Axios. And is about it's plugged in. Is anyone with what's going on there right now, and the events that have unfolded over the past 24 hours. The president is about to make his way to Walter Reed Hospital. Marine One is standing by at the White House right now, the White House is saying that he's being moved there as a precautionary measure. Of course, we'll continue to monitor that storyline as well. Right now. I want to go straight to the hotline and joining us. For some expert analysis of these major developments is Dr Marissa Levin, director of the Center for Leadership and Public Health Practice and professor at the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. Dr Levine thank you for joining us and let me start with some basics on this Corona virus we're hearing about when people tested positive when they became Symptomatic. What should everyone know and understand about the early stages of this virus. Good evening. It's great to be with you. The most important thing is that there may not be any symptoms and the critical thing is too. Really take full precautions to prevent catching this forest. I think what we're seeing today shows us that this is an easily transmitted virus basically got through the security of the White House. On. That means pretty much. Anybody can catch it if we let our guard down. Can individuals tests negative today but begin to experience symptoms or tests positive within the next few days? Yeah, That's a great question, because It could take a few days three or four before we actually Khun get a positive test after you've been exposed. So if we know you have an exposure say today, often they'll be a waiting period of about 4 to 7 days actually do a test just to be sure. And during that time, the critical thing for folks is you really need to quarantine yourself meaning separate yourself from other people. So you don't spread it, potentially, you have it. It's been the toughest thing about this virus. You can have it and not even know it but still spread it. For those experiencing mild symptoms or even moderate symptoms right now, and it appears that a couple of individuals who are part of this outbreak are feeling those kinds of symptoms. When could they start to subside or in a worst case scenario, get more severe. So generally, What happens is in the first week to 10 Days is the time period where we see either progression or resolution, and people who end up getting hospitalized usually get hospitalized somewhere. Around 10 to 14 days, maybe a little earlier after they've started symptoms, And so that's why we often see when we're seeing those numbers every day. That there's a lag time if the numbers go up. Until we actually see hospitalizations and then You know. Unfortunately, people are dying from this. Unfortunately, most people don't have symptoms and do well but but dying from this is the latest outcome. That takes Anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. Really? To really show itself in the community, so that's a natural progression for somebody who's going to get worse. But the important thing is, most people do very well. The issue we have is if you're older, if you have underlying health issues You are at risk of complications and even death. And you really have to be careful to make sure you don't pick it up in the first place. And on that no President Trump's advanced age is wait. All concerns that are obviously getting a lot of attention talk a little bit more about how that factors into one's ability to recover. Sure, you know, we know a lot more now about Coke, and we know that age alone is a risk factor for more severe illness and death. One way to think about it is For people in their seventies. Based on everything we've seen, particularly in the United States and developed countries. Off 40 people who get it. On average. One person will die. So the good news is 39 people will recover. They may have some lingering effects or some other side effects that are concerning Um, but that's that's pretty significant and as your age goes up, it's even more likely to happen. Contrast that with people in their twenties, one average Yeah, you need to have about 20,000 young people at the age of 22 c one death on average. That's on average, and we had to that. In addition to age concerns, like high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, other underlying lung conditions, diabetes Then your risk goes up, regardless of age. So these are important things for everybody in the community to take notice, Because at the end of the day, you kind of have to figure out what our own risk is. And then put in place appropriate protection. I'm joined by Dr Marissa Levin, director of the Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice and professor of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. Of course, we're talking about the story today. The president and first lady Melania Trump testing positive For covert 19 President Trump is about to make his way to Walter Reed Hospital. And what we're hearing from the White House is that this is a precautionary measure. The president will undergo some testing. Can you talk a little bit about some of the things that his doctors air likely monitoring him for? Sure, and let me send my wishes, speedy recovery to the end to the first lady and everybody who's picking up covert. Unfortunately, so the critical thing now is To make sure that we're knowing more about the progression. They don't have a lot of Good data that we can get early on. You really just have to monitor people make sure that they're supported fully. They're getting enough fluid there, eating well resting. But most importantly, no if the tide's turned for the worst, because We've heard that the president has gotten in experimental treatments, which shows promise on that could be very helpful, but we also need to know if the tide turns for worsening. When to use went to implement some of the other present therapies that have worked for people who are hospitalized. Mom, We know a lot more now. Our own positions in the Tampa Bay region have learned a lot and we don't see death as readily as when what we saw today in New York, with the first outbreaks Partly because we've learned that there are some things that could really help. That's what will be watching the positions will be watching for and then make decisions in terms of other therapies that could be and probably time. You mentioned the experimental treatment that the president is apparently receiving Regeneron's Polly clonal anti body drug. What can you tell us about that? What do we know about that? So we know a lot about the virus in its structure and how it catches the cells in our body on what's happened here is that this company has produced About to monitor called monoclonal antibodies, which are very specific to Ah play 18 on the surface of the virus called Spike Protein, one that connects to ourselves. And the idea here is that those antibodies will block so that there can't be a connection to the virus, and that then allows the body to go ahead and try to clear the virus. So Again. It's early. It's still experimental. We don't have all the data, but the company's at least saying that there's some positive signs for that. But I think that's obviously why the president being afforded the opportunity to use that. Again. We're learning as we go. We're learning a lot more about this virus, its effects and how to mitigate it. So I think it's important for all your listeners to remember to stay up today and make sure that they know what we know about the virus so that they can Take the appropriate
Harmonia Homeless Shelter Residents Will Not Be Transferred Out, New York City Says
"City is moving ahead of the plan to remove homeless man from the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side Coalition for the homeless, called the decision a dangerous capitulation to intolerant voices on the Upper West Side. Elena is one of those who doesn't want the shelter here. I walk around the streets with my child all the time and definitely feel a lot less safe in the past two months. Meanwhile, Mats who lives in the looser, it is okay with the city's just announced decision. Move. The Lucerne residents to the financial district will be in that hotel that they're converting. I feel like it's exactly to say, said he also says it will not have to empty out several family shelters. Polluting the former Harmonium hotel and Mitt down in order to make room for the Lucerne resident. So rather than being shuffled around, they get an opportunity to stay in a neighborhood where they have their doctor, their local businesses starting their caseworker, Alright year Councilman Keith Powers who had pushed the city to allow the harmonium families to stay.
Documentary Explores Emancipating From Foster Care System
"Some some point, point, older older kids kids in in foster foster care care become unadoptable. There are three factors at play. How the foster care system seize the child, how potential parents see the child and what the child wants in a new documentary called UN Adopted No Elena interviews, kids who were in this position. It's a position that he was in. Not that long ago. In one scene, and I asked his lawyer when his caseworker changed his status to long term foster care. Long term Foster cares with the system cause it when they stop trying to get two adopted Instead, the plan is that your age out of the system this looks like 2007 is when it moved over from a plant of adoption. Think you might have been 11. Yeah, you were 11 at that point. It means I was in Six rained on, says one reason older foster kids don't get adopted is that they come with some baggage really, or perceived its no surprise that every team comes with another teen angst and all of the Joys of being a team. But like also, I think most families don't want like this kid is forever gonna want to know about his biological family or her biological family, you know? And I think it could be a little bit intimidating, or it could seem as if That family is competing. I think most people don't want to find out or they don't possibly want to get hurt. In the documentary. We also meet a teenage girl named Sequoyah, who is incredibly honest about how badly she wants to be adopted. And at one point, she says, something so striking trying to be a part of their family the first few months. Was really hard because I had to figure out how they worked. Spoke. Let their minutes were how to talk to then this's a teenage girl who You would expect to be the one who has moods herself that adults have to get used to. And instead, she's saying I need to get used to their moods. The idea that teenagers view adoptive parents as people they have to impress. There is also something really telling and really sad about that, too. I think for Sequoia. Like so many other foster you there at emotional crossroads and They're confronted with what may be the most important decision of their lives, whether to reunify with their biological family of possible which in her case is not Or opt into extended care. Or the third choice to pursue a forever family. And she is very keen on getting a forever family. She, at one point says she does not even know if her mother is alive. And if she is, Sequoia says, Well, good for her. If she's not. I wouldn't be surprised. Um How frequent isn't for kids in the foster care system to be so alienated from their parents that their attitude is? I don't know if this person is alive or dead. I don't want them to be dead. But if they are okay. The foster care system definitely does. Desensitize people. You know, in another NPR story I did I mentioned there's like little to no emotion. Kids often mirror their role models. And if you have role models, a k a. The social workers and judges, lawyers, etcetera being so gray with them then You know you're going to get the same results. You mentioned this NPR story that you did, for all things considered a few years ago, an award winning story in which you tape part of your own courtroom hearing and the thing that stood out to me. Maybe because my name is Noel is that the judge who had dealt with your case for a while called, you know. And you corrected her and said, Actually, it's no well and then you note. The frustration of my fate is in this judge's hands, and she doesn't even know how to pronounce my name or has forgotten how to pronounce me. Yeah, um I thought that was so shocking because she's been on my case for so long, you know, and she has My brother on her caseload as well. So my name you know, would bleed into his case file. So for something so simple as a name. Is really bad. And Ms Schwartz, if you're listening, I think we should have a sit down, talk and reflect from that because I think simple things like that can get corrected and they should be. There seems to be a push. To instead of taking Children away from their parents and putting them in foster care to leave them with their parents if they're not in immediate danger and helped the parents improve. You at the end of the documentary make clear that you are in touch with your biological family and seem happy about that. You also have nothing ill or bad to say about the foster family with whom you spent your older years. You're older, teenage years. Do you wish that you had been left with your biological family and that they had gotten support? Or do you think it was the right move to take you out of their care and put you into foster care? I shouldn't be a CZ well off a Zai am and I don't know if that's the survivor's guilt talking. But I've had to endure so much. And I don't You know, Foster care is supposed to be temporary, and it wasn't temporary. I was bouncing home to home. I was in multiple families, and it did take an emotional toll. I'm not going to say that it didn't I just think I had The willpower to, you know, push through and I still don't know. What the answer would be, But I would say, you know, I don't want to say this because I don't want it. Let the system win. Think they won, you know, but I would rather not have gotten adopted or reunify with my biological family because I did that on my own terms. I reunified with my bio family. I accepted my Foster family as my chosen family. But I did that, not the system. So I don't want to say one way or the other and think the system one because they didn't They have a bigger job to do. Noel and Naya. He's the co producer of the new documentary UN Adopted, which is now on the arts YouTube channel.
Why Mitch McConnell is unstoppable
"The reality is in the Senate right now, it takes just simple majority to advance any presidential nominee Paul Kane is the senior congressional correspondent for the post whether it is to some random commission overseeing the Great Lakes or the Supreme Court of the United States of America, and that has left the minority party with very few options. The reality is that there's not a whole they can do. and. What are some of these theories that we have heard of that Democrats could do or that people think the Democrats could do right now oh, there's this thought of if you impeached someone anyone bill bar or in the trump again and sent to that resolution across the capital that it would instantly stop all other action and forced them to hold an impeachment trial. You know I got an email from a reader asking about they could just deny unanimous consent blocking unanimous consent is something that blocks the action from taking place and basically would make the voting process go much more slowly. Yeah. But there are provisions. Already in line for how to deal with those things, you file something called a cloture motion. That's the that's the way you blocked a filibuster defeat filibuster and yes, it'll take three days to overcome that process but think of it this way if there really were away for this minority party to block this Supreme Court nominee then Mitch McConnell would have thought of it in the eight years that he served as minority leader and was considered the obstructionist in chief. He was considered the greatest structure in the history of the Senate blocking Brock Obama at every possible way if there were ways for digital block Supreme Court. Nominations of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan from the minority position McConnell would have done it but he couldn't do it, and then I've heard these ideas that potentially if Democrats were to win control of the Senate in November, and if there were to be a Democratic president that there's this idea, you could pack the court afterward, you could just change the number of justices that there are on the Supreme Court and increase them. So you could have two more. Democrat appointed justices or you could have four more. Well, that is a the that is something that can legitimately be done in the legislative process. There was no. Foundation in the constitution that set the number of surpreme. Court justices at nine. It started with six justices the chief and five associate justices an grew over the years and you know to be sure you know the considered the greatest Democratic president of all Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried in the nineteen thirties to pack the court and very infamous way and eventually was shot down and the reality is if Democrats were to go through the couple year process of adding justices to spring court that would immediately be met in return with Republicans. Next time they have the power and you know we just would go back and forth by. In twenty years, we might have twenty one justices and also probably need support from actual democratic leadership, and this seems like something that Congressional leadership isn't that interested in something that Joe Biden has said that he straight up doesn't think should happen Yeah Biden had got a little bit cagey the other night when he was asked about it in a local interview I think it was in Wisconsin and he basically said that he didn't want to answer the question because of the answers the question. Then that's GonNa change the. Discussion and what Democrats are trying to do right now is to avoid these. These are processed fights. I know that there is a bigger bigger goal at hand here in terms of overall policy and how that policy is reviewed at the supreme. Court. But most of the public tunes this stuff out because they, they hear things about over Republicans are being hypocrites and well like eighty nine percent or more of the public says, yeah, they're all hypocrites no big deal and they really want to try and focus this fight politically. On, what the impact of trading in Ruth? Bader GINSBURG. The most iconic liberal justice of the last twenty five years for a very staunch conservative jurist like amy, Coney Barrett like that is the biggest ideological jump that the court would have seen since thurgood Marshall was replaced by Clarence Thomas They WanNa make this fight politically not about these seemingly random efforts to put more justices on the Supreme Court and they want this fight to be about the impact on the affordable care act on voting rights on clean air clean. Water
OSHA Investigating Parking Deck Collapse In Atlanta
"Worker is recovering from his his injuries injuries after after a a secondary secondary collapse collapse of of a a midtown midtown Atlanta Atlanta parking parking deck. deck. Elena Elena Farr Farr Rescue Rescue Sergeant Sergeant Cortez Cortez Stafford, Stafford, explaining explaining what what happened. happened. One One of of the the beams beams on on the the upper upper floors floors pancake down to the bottom floor, which means it dropped about 10 floors down. Worker was standing on. One of those I beams when it collapsed and actually rode the concrete down. Saturday's incident followed Friday's collapse when at least one worker had to be rescued, and others were hurt. According to a lot of our rescue Saturday's collapse, Centre worker down 10 stories OSHA is investigating both of the collapse is a lot of city officials have halted all work inside the building. As the next course of action has figured out the deck is to serve as the new parking lot for Emory University Hospital Midtown. Meanwhile,
4 Ways to Live Each Day With Intention by Shelley Levitt
"For ways to live each day with intention by. Shelley. Levitt with live. Happy Dot. com. I WANNA move through life energy and a sense of discovery achievement, joy and engagement. That is my intention. My hope is that living according to it would be the antidote. The uneasy feeling I often have at the end of the day when I flop into bed filled with self-reproach and wonder where my time went. My. Intent is to be guided by purpose instead of feeling that I'm spending my time haphazardly succumbing to whim or distraction according to expert Mallika Chopra creator of the website intense dot com and psychologist Eliot. Berkman. Head of the social ineffective neuroscience lab at the University of Oregon setting intentions. Confession is a kind of internal northstar lighting, the path to greater fulfillment and life satisfaction. These are the changes I've made in the few weeks since setting my intention. Number One, I meditate almost daily. Is taking me years to commit to a meditation habits but the ten or fifteen minutes I spent doing a guided meditation on the common APP has been transformative. The turning point was a workshop I took with so Kessedjian Norman Fisher, a poet and Zen Buddhist priest. When people say they don't have time to meditate. He said I asked them how do you have time to not meditate with a regular mindfulness practice he went on you'll have fewer accidents you lose things less frequently your focus will improve making decisions will become easier. Remarkably found all these things to be true and when I'm feeling stressed I summoned the image I visualized during my meditation I imagine my breath as a long string of pearls and it helps reconnect with that experience of stillness yet as good as meditation makes me feel I'll skip it unless I keep to a schedule. So make sure to meditate daily at eleven am with four PM has a backup. Number two, I've stopped binging on the news. More than ever I. Feel it's important to stay informed but watching new show afternoons show wasn't bringing greater insight into the issues. I care about is only fueling a sense of outrage and I'm happy to have added The Washington Post, my beloved New, York Times subscription reading either one in bed was only deepening my chronic insomnia. So of made some rules, no new shows or Newspapers after nine. PM. Instead I think about how? I WanNa feel inspired amused transported and lanes and I choose what I want to read watch listen to based on that this has led to fewer hours with CNN and more with globe netflix's comedy about a real life women's wrestling league from the eighties the on being with Krista Tippett podcast and Elena Ferrante as beautiful Neapolitan novels. Number three, I cook more. I'd like to lose five or ten pounds, but resolving to lose weight is usually both joyless an unsuccessful. So instead I think about nourishing myself in ways that will align with my intention to feel more energize. And that helps to your me away from takeout Chinese food and into my kitchen when I cook pots of Faro. Embrace Swiss chard practice poaching the perfect tag and dig into cookbooks like Paulo I of food of Morocco and what to eat for how you feel the new all your data kitchen by divvy alter. And try new dishes like Paulo's egg plans a luke or devious sprouted among solid also experienced that sense of discovery and achievement that I'm looking for. Number four, I do at least one new thing each weekend. I've been having all sorts of new experiences, a meeting interesting people volunteering to do kitchen prep at a food pantry hiking trail taking a class in brewing booja walking the Los Angeles River in a meet up led by long distance, swimming champion Diane, and yet attending a talk by no Levine author of Dharma police at the inaugural Budapest in La. Some outings have turned out to be less than inspired. The less said about the mass meditation held at a conscious life expo the better but I always feel like falling through on my intention to step outside my comfort zone. I'm far from living completely in line with my intentions. Three countless ways I stray from the path but feeling courage rather than defeated I've more clarity about the way in which small things Afar too messy desk and unmade bed can undermine your vision of how you want your life to unfold and I think it'll be able to put some new habits in place soon.
Diana Rigg, Emma Peel of ‘The Avengers,’ Dies at 82
"Dr. Diana Rigg has died of cancer at the age of 82 after Diana Rigg has died of cancer at the age of 82. I'm Margie Szaroleta with a look at her career that was very, very dirty. Diana Rigg brought smart swagger and sex appeal to the Avengers as Emma Peel in the 19 sixties. Recent TV viewers may remember her as Elena Terrell in Game of Thrones. Rig played Tracy Bonds, the only wife of James Bond in on Her Majesty's Secret Service. She was an accomplished stage actor and won a Tony Award for the title role in the Greek tragedy. Medea she never stopped acting. Her last role was in all creatures great and small, currently running a British TV.
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"He's take my original cause which was honored. At fifty to that and in subtract thirty. Basis in the property. Is One hundred twenty thousand dollars now if I sell that. For Two hundred thousand dollars. You simply subtract it to. My Gate is eighty thousand dollars. And that's I gets convoluted doesn't. Here's where it gets really creepy because. The IRS requires you to invest all of Your Equity Hand Prophet Rock to ten thirty. What so you don't get? To just invest the Prophet of that example. You actually have to do two things. You have to purchase at least as much as you sell. You have to use all of the proceeds. So if I sold it for two hundred thousand dollars. There was a load on it. Of One hundred thousand dollars. I have thousand dollars in cash that I have to use to buy at least two hundred thousand dollars degree listening. If I want to defer all tax, so it's not as easy as you think because you've got to replace what you originally put it and races lot. Dave come on. I put that in originally. It's not taxable and I agree it's totally not taxable, but here's the problem. When you take money out. OF THE THIRTY ONE EXCHANGE The IRA says its profit first, so you could make the argument that well. This is my original capital. You'd be right. The IRS is no. That's profit. We know who wins. that. Argument right every time. You purchase at least as much use. And use all the cash you leave for all the tax. There's a new way you able to kiss child from cancer. Cuban, EXCHANGE! There's a couple of different ways so the first easiest one. would be to do eighteen thirty one exchange. Selah property buying property and they had. To refinance. So you refinance your Guzman property. You get the cash that you want. To use for whatever at that's not taxable. But meanwhile, you deferred tax and your tenants. Are Paying the mortgage, so that's the most tax effective way. You always can take out. From a dip thirty one exchange as long as you understand that you'll pay taxes or whatever you take out. For twenty thousand dollars. You can take that. Tax The twenty thousand dollars. But shelter the rest of the tax. That would be the tip thirty one. That's not so bad at all either. They're also whole classes of investments. With that. are totally passive in nature. But provide income. That's kind of the goal of the thirty one investor. is to move forward so that ultimately they don't have any debt. Simply have these properties or these investments that are ten thirty one compliant. That are provided. For as long as they live, and they never really think about the beget. So that's the third option. Fourth one. Is Not my favorite? But it works, and it involves the four DS. Defer. Defer defer at.
The Genesis of The Miniseries Podcast "Blockbuster"
"We wanted to share with you guys. A bit of our journey of how we went about starting this production company that specializes in storytelling and all those stages that we went through so if you a follow us and please do subscribe to blockbuster on all of your podcast listening apps. But you'll see that. The of the series is epic cliff media. I think now it says epic originals and as some of our listeners may know that's My company that i started in two thousand fifteen when i left my job as a investigative journalist i was with cbs. At the time I put my own savings and credit cards and a lot more into camera and audio equipment to start filming a documentary and that was a film About the world's most well known film. Composers like khan zimmer. John williams of course Danny elfin like fifty others that we ended up interviewing and that film was called score a film music documentary. It's where i met peter Where i met. Elena and peter and i worked together on that film. He did the sound for it. He won awards for the sound for it. And its success led to a spin off interview. Show that we've been doing for the last three years called score the pod counties that interviews a lot of these composers working on modern things and it's a cool kind of you know peek behind the curtain and then all let us to this idea for blockbuster which is a scripted narrative miniseries that put kind of my journalism background and And peter's extraordinary sound design together into the same kind of product that we could It hadn't been done before this idea of that. That word again bio pod. So that's kind of the short of it. The challenges like with any creative project are how to build something. Sustainable that can keep you employed and and keep the creativity flowing so specifically what we're pushing into. Is this idea of high end. Kind of immersive audio. That's done almost at a level that you would see on a feature film the storytelling skills.
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"I'm not at the moment. I'm not at the moment but I do regularly use facebook groups instagram groups and just to keep up to date with what people are up to support. I I work in. I deal with a group. Called the money bloggers in the U. Case of people who write about money. I'm we can have a support network in the background but I do believe you'll mean to ship on having a structured so we can be highly valuable if you're a brand new entrepreneur. I'm definitely something that you should be in basting for yourself. If you com. Thank you very much. I know that you're also entrepreneur. Are you also into property Yes not yet but I have goals. I think once the time is right. What are we once built on high? I think the ice ripping and no we will pay off the mortgage completely and we'll use that in some way so that will bear. I in property I see is my additional ways to bring in money. I'm going to focus on in basements of my sale courses and everything I can do and property will ban Mesa little. I Don denying inconvenience to you all. I love passive income income based Passive income is just a joy. That's the I can bring The first when I learnt this concept the couple of years ago it changed my life passive income. I had no clue that you could earn money. Not from working. That just seemed completely alien to me on. No it's actually probably the only make income the I put effort into so I am only create things usually rates one creation and I can mean sale at multiple times like a book like a course Youtube Israel where I create us. I don't need to be owning them all hours of the day. Somebody can watch and I can get driven. You and so really. If you're somebody who's looking to do something on the side of your job I really am based to get a passive income so as an e book you could great. Could you and start a Youtube Channel? Could you help people not something passive because the moment he keeps upping your team for money? You're just stuck in not endless cycle and it's really is a wonderful freedom to am. I being joining my family plus also making money at the same time in helping people so back to passive income. Yes and then. What does the resources you get passive income from? What does your favorite? So I have passive income from you. Chip I am. I have the money. Ties channel passive income from my block and go passive income from my spreadsheets. Last of income for my courses Passive income from my book. So I think that's my five am. What's my favorite. I think my favorite will still be youtube so that started and the reason being. I the amount of people that I can. Hail just landing. My video is worldwide. And it's it's a lovely feeling to know that somebody could click on my get information but now everything is some teams go products off the back of by courses on my space sheets when you get the notification. You're really exciting to see that somebody's enjoyed. Your Troy is an is nice. Can of validation that someone's appreciate your work. Exposes WILL ASK THE QUESTION. I would like glass. Kills but said. Can this be sustainable for long term and people can create the eight to five day job so you know that emphasize who people may be available as a legacy to the low once? I think that you can definitely replace your ninety five income through all the I certainly in the past two years in stock to my passive incomes equal my day job most months and actually I work in it. At the moment so I know that my standard a whopping already is probably higher than the average time. Betty thankful that I've been able to meet in both sources equal compatible but I I do think beatty quickly could replace your nine to five job. Su is a couple of copies. I think you have to make sure you're offering something of value to others. Like they really want by formation on Dane also make it the highest standard. You can don't just assume that if you do something that's good enough making Advani base that you can then somebody will appreciate about of more value to him. Israel okay thank you at the condemning of coronal bureaus Should speak about it. But do you think what advice can you give to annual right now? while the experiences Ed Lancair nothing in life. I think wriggled through seasons may be uncertainty on. Things don't seem clear and the only thing I think from maybe a faith background or just realized that the world is always say as things will always recovered. They'll always get better so even though right now. It might seem fear based a low of uncertainty. I do believe the world will recover and we might even cover stronger over betty. Resilient Betty resourceful Some face to be made shaky yourself. Save yourself healthy. Look after your main. Your Boise and I do believe six months Dana Lane. I think this'll be a lesson that we look back on and said wow. We came through as a world as a society. I think there's a law positives as well as a young Saxon to that will get through. Maybe they have. You can give some advice to people about their finance actually for the spirit because there are a lot of people who for example entrepreneurs and the they'll just lost all their clientele like this you know and the a lot of people as lost jobs saw. It's a real hard time for now and no way you'll end. So what's the attitude? Do think that people should their finance. They people should bring right now. I think it's important to remember that we're in creative leaders doors full so although one path seems like stop trainer. I guarantee there's something with a new where you could make something else happen so it could be. Let's as an entrepreneur. You're business has relied on meeting people face to face or something. Is it a wave and you could turn your business online so that you're you know helping people virtually you're creating content to help them different ways products you could sell really think. I'd say the Jews as an opportunity to maybe been inspired by something. You hadn't had the chance to do before if you're somebody who's lost your job I would. I say just get back to the barebones budgeting to keep your riff on. Keep you know as much as she can. Don't spend anything else than you have to but also start to think in a way that you could build an income right now. That didn't rely on you working from someone else is it. Are we as talent you have? You could start giving others online and you try and use anything a springboard to the next stage. I don't this is not your aimed. There's always a comeback story. I'm very sure everyone's got the resources to really give it their all. Just work call making sure you build up little digs emergency funds if you can even just a little bit right now you're back burner thank you. What am I Jennifer? What can you listen to go and find more about you have your sales on us? I two BOO come youtube. But but they sure so if you go to youtube and type and Mama for that's my name of my channel you can find me. I also have a website. Mama for for DOT com. I'm on my book as a choice for is called the master money blueprint. You can find on Amazon on the kindle store I'm by all means you reach out to me and made me on instagram Israel. Under ATMA for free to meet Che Unhappy John Cena gradations. Thank you for a very interesting name. How did you come with your hair? It's actually nickname. So before I create finance content m a nickname work was sparked for because my name's Jennifer used to run on Mama is because I've got children going to boys and that's the name through a rainstorm stock Mama for for NFL. That named people aren't GonNa Forget. So yes of course. Sure Way actually angle if you tight if people look from basting people often tight Mama I I in basting so there we go with tonight's out of Soda Jennifer. I had a great time today. Token for you for this episode. Thank you very much for your time issue. Thank you very much. Thank you thank you. Thank you for checking out with show. And don't forget you can find all the resources links and show notes over at invest. Try Dot org see you next week on the Road Map till wealth show..
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Broken through to that next level of audience is so my job is to make that happen and The more so because we believe that everybody has a message that can positively impact the world. What do we do? We turn thoughtful entrepreneurs in a media celebrity so we take those people that can can have that positive impact and we make that a reality for them and if we don't do what we do and they don't get that opportunity and so that's what drives me so collectively. Now we look across all of our clients you know across the globe you know their individual impact. We're able to magnify that by orders of orders of magnitude. And that's that's our impact is actually empowering other people and you know at the beginning you hope it works because it worked for me so You know so when you start seeing those little evidences is. Whoa this thing really works like we can really help people you know in now you know the fact that we you know how over a thousand people by now It's really really cool. Like and it truly is an honor to put other people's why Make that thing. I'm most excited about and and trust me like I can help some. I can figure out why or I can drill down to the Y. For some pretty boring stuff like you would think. That doesn't really make a difference. No why do we do what we do? What happens if people don't get what we have? What are the consequences of that and eventually like if I work with someone like we got to figure out what that why is and if I can figure out what that why is and I can like with bulldog tenacity focused on okay? My mission is to make your y happen and so that that really really motivated. That's that's my impact and I'm so grateful. It's very humbling. Because an I realized that I had to do what I do. Because there aren't too many people on the planet that have been in the media over two thousand times and then out of that group. How many of those people Rabaul to make millions millions millions of dollars in business and then out of that group how many of those people have the willingness or ability or the technology of the platform and the ability to communicate in a way where they can help other people do that? I had those three things and I said you know what there's probably not more than a couple dozen people on the planet that have my area of expertise Elaine. I have to do what I do. I have no choice in the matter like it's it's pretty much been forced upon me and I'm okay with that like I realized for me. This is a calling. This is not just a job and you accidentally passionate about this. I feel that. What is your common project so you have something next? Well you know again. It's it's always. It's always serving a bigger and bigger audience so for us you know we. We do a lot of services where we take someone that's coming in. Generally they have some success. We don't work with a lot of entry level entrepreneurs we pretty much give free stuff to them so just you know for Youtube. Podcasts articles like tools. Resources re I give a list of three things you could be doing. And that's we serve that audience So however I realize that there's only so much I can do if we only have a pro bono relationship so Are What this year has really been about creating products and services that someone who has fewer resources What can we provide them so that they could do a makeover if they want to be a media influence or what is how what what can we deliver that would really easily fit their budget? And it's really going to work and it's really you know it's going to get them invested at their level So that's what we've really been working on this year So we've were launch. We've been launching a media influence or makeover Making it very affordable And that that's my heart right now because we we choose to one of our core values this democratization. We want everybody to have access to this. We want everybody to be able to sit at the cool table with the other influencers and we know that the fastest way to get there. Is You have to demonstrate your authority. And if you can do that you demonstrate your authority and start to build upon your influence. Guess what you can work and get anywhere you want. Want you to be on the stage. Not just another face in the crowd. Thank you so before we end up. Can you share the best advice on Your Business? Yes honestly the best advice is authority and earning the respect of people that are. They're very casual to you like they don't really know you that well but they're willing to find out a little bit more about you. That audience is compared to the number of people. They're actually calling you. The people that are calling. You are emailing you joining your newsletter. Or whatever like that's a pretty small group of people that get down to that level in the filter so so again for visualizing funnel when the people going into the top of your final for most of us the vast majority of the people they bounce right out and so you need to be able to offer them a compelling offer but they're not even going to consider that because their email is currency and most people are not going to give you their email address. So how can we get? How can we you know By An Order of ten to twenty times. How can we get that ninety percent? That didn't give you their email address. Will you have to earn their respect? And so I really want the pursuit of understanding authority marketing to be a part of your day to day. Entrepreneurial leadership practice so as you're building your business you have to be building your own personal brand. You need to be building your own personal authority and you have to communicate that it's not enough to just go out and teach an audience. You then have to repack. You have to take that whatever you did. You have to package that up. You need to deliver that on your social media. You need to build a press kit. You need to communicate. I'm kind a little bit of a rock star and yet way to do that in a way that's authentic you know it's not braggadocious. It's just it's letting them know it's lowering the digital barrier because the vast majority of people are not going to meet you in person for the first time they're going to meet you digitally for the first time and so- Elena like I love on your website you know you've got great photos of yourself on your on your website. Listen great quality photos. I you know. Think of it as like Internet dating is not as degrade photos matter in in a in a dating profile. They're critical it's you won't get past square one. If you have bad photos name goes in business and I know it sounds superficial but honestly great quality photos communicate. I'm you know that that you are actually more successful than someone if you have bad quality photos it really really really matters so so again if you're interested in this topic. I'm happy to teach pro bono. I've got lots of youtube videos. That will help out. Totally free Yeah we do have A free Webinar. That we do And that one. I mean it's really a one. Oh one in how to become a media celebrity and how to work. You're very specifically how to work on your sword the If.
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Youtube General for example. Yeah that you know. People are going to think a little bit more highly of me. The fact that the Tony Robbins Organization invited me to speak to his business mastery audience when you learned that about me. Hopefully your opinion of me goes up another one percent of social media marketing world. I speak there again. I you know when you learn these things about me. It's all very intentional. And so when you go to my website. I don't care if you engage with me or just lurker. Just spy on me like copy what I do because I can tell you scientifically that it works very very well and so yes so those again. Just review real quick. It's evidence of success. Number one number two social proof number three is your associations. Does three things are where today's authority comes from. And if you build a solid foundation there your influence is going to be really easy to create you josh. It's absolutely amazing. I use for myself on. The whole violence uses advises to the next question is what was your best experience since you started up the the. Best experience success. Oh Gosh you know. The the little celebrations When I am able to get invited to To share my story or to share My experiences are wisdom with new audiences. I mean that's always so rewarding so an invitation to speak You know an invitation to work with people that I've admired for years and years and years I mean that feels really really good. But I think it's you know the big the biggest thing again. Is You know doing a an ideal a lot of interviews with my clients and actually put those interviews to on my website. And I'll just say hey. Tell me about your honest experience. Good or bad or ugly in how we've worked together and then they start going on there like you have no idea what what these opportunities that I've had as a result of you know being on stage you know being on these virtual stages or you know being celebrated in the media like this. I mean it's it's really it's really impacted my business like I I will tell you I mean that's that is the most that that feels so so good When when I read that when I hear that her when I when they share that with me so yeah I love that stuff. Thank you very much. Now it's time for fun questions for you If you have one superpower what would it be a super follower? I would hope that see. Here's the reality. Influencers do have the power to waive their magic wand and when I talk about like being guided by an influencer yes listen the reality is. Can they make you famous overnight yesterday? Can you show up on you know back in the day? You know. If you showed up on Oprah's stage or you are included an oprah's favorite things or Oprah's talking about your book Yup. Guess what you'RE GONNA sell a lot of books you know so again. You know whether it's social media influencers You know it really matters. I'll my my experience is that you don't have to work necessarily with the celebrity influencers. In fact I am much much bigger fan of you know if I had a super fan. I would love if they were like a major macro influence sir or professional influence or within a niche or industry and say for example One of the smartest gals or is in real estate for example. I mean if I had somebody like that I mean that would be amazing. Love to have been to a lot of Tony. Robbins events I'm sure he doesn't have a clue who I am. But I his organization. I've had the opportunity to work. Do some work with. And so yeah. It'd be nice if Josh Village Josh Allen. Who is this guy? I love what he's doing so yeah that'd be pretty cool speaking of it. If you could have dinner with any three people dead or alive who would it be by? Well number one is. I'M GONNA go with honest Lincoln Just simply because I'd say one of the things that I think is toughest for myself and so many others is dealing with perseverance and You know there's been some great people that have dealt with a lot of perseverance over the years but you know the more I learn about how he was able to forgive his detractors. How he was able to carry on when he was vilified You know it's you know. I mean He. Obviously he's a really great example. I would go for Viktor Frankl. You know there's another one but I think if there's one skill lane I could master it would be learning from those who succeeded. Despite their circumstances like they had the worst. I'M GONNA put Abraham Lincoln. I'm GONNA put Viktor Frankl in there and search for meaning and then I'm also probably gonNA put Napoleon Hill just simply because you know he made this life's pursuit to figure out the things new. Learn this and thinking grow rich man. There are some ready far out stuff in that book. Some stuff that for the time was I mean was just shocking. I mean I mean it was really I mean. It was really out there now. He was very smart to do us. A lot of disclaimers for the people who are not ready for the stuff. He was talking about But man you WANNA learn like the laws of attraction you WANNA learn. I mean that stuff you know. This is what the top Titans of industry. This is what they had in common. They figured the stuff out You know being able to tap into a greater intelligence now. That sounds really woo airy-fairy but I'm telling you if if they are doing it and a lot of other very very successful people you know. Some people call it inspiration. Some people call it getting answers to prayer some people you know they're communing with Spirit or whatever it is or like like however you describe it like their conscience doesn't really matter it's all the same thing in my opinion and so that would be an example man. If I could spend some time with Napoleon Hill I would love to drill down on some of that stuff and Lord. Thank you very much. But do you think what's kills haven't helped become successful? Yeah and before. As one of my visits item number of businesses that failed and some of them failed and some of them failed really spectacularly one of the businesses that failed spectacularly was that. I had started a small town newspaper in fact And a blog and this was back before blogs even existed so this was early two thousand eight early two thousand one two thousand two. I started a small town. Newspaper and You know is really engaged with the website. Really just kind of tried to merge the two but it's it's a tough business so it for me to make money. I needed to sell advertising and it was very very awkward for me to sell like I felt like I was always trying to convince people of something in the back of my mind so I was afraid of sales. I was afraid of rejection. I was afraid of being insincere I was afraid that they were going to judge me. I don't know he's fears. And so I guess what I failed really really bad like. I ended up having to declare personal bankruptcy. I ended up losing a home as a result of that business because my fear kept me from doing the thing that I needed to do. So the next five years I worked as an independent contractor as a freelancer in sales. And so I worked with a network of law firms and my job was to sell legal services and I did that for five years and it the first year. I mean it really socked. It was so far out of my comfort zone but Elena. It forced me to do the thing that I I really needed. And and I finally got to the point where I learned that sales has nothing to do with convincing people of things if nothing it just has to do with you know solving people's problems and how can you serve them and you know whatever the product or service that you have happens to be an Arrow in your quiver and at in understanding that in exercising that time after time after time after I had probably easily easily over a thousand sales conversations with people so when I started savings angel that was a walk in the park I had on glory at already worked out all those muscles and so that that was so I I don't listen. I don't have a problem with sales now because I never feel like I'm having a sales conversation is just about you know you know. Give give people great advice. Serve them bring them value and then share with them. How will we could work together? And this is what that would look like. Lemme not totally your call. I say that phrase a lot by the way totally your call. You know it just I wanNA relax people and just like I'm going to follow their lead and if it turns out they're not quite ready for what I have to offer like. They're not ready for the major leagues. Like I'll tell them like listen. Get this this this this this and this done. And why don't we talk in a few months and if you're ready to go out on stages then then you know happy to chat and let's see if it makes sense for us to do something together. Thank you absolutely agree with you. And so the next question is what is not very good at your bad news bad news. You know criticism if it were criticism from like a social media person. I don't know I don't really care if I were to ever get negative feedback from someone. I care about It's tough like I know. I need that like I really information. But if I'm being honest it's tough like it You know it it impacts It impacts my emotional wellbeing It's just I wish I weren't that way like I wish that I could take criticism In stride But but you know I guess it comes down to. I don't want to disappoint people like it's so critic and it doesn't happen very often But you know things are going to change and You know we have clients will join us. And and maybe their their priorities will change And sometimes on their way out you know that I don't know I I'm just trying to think of like when it does. It doesn't happen very often but when it does it's like I feel like fail even though it probably had nothing to do with me. I mean had more to do with them than it had to do with me still like I feel like if I only would have done this if I only would said this you know maybe I could have you info you know. Help them in a different way. It's so that's tough like and like a lot of people like I. I will legitimately feel depression anxiety over some of that stuff and you know. Listen my wife as a family therapist. She's a very good one but I can tell you right now like anxiety. It's a global epidemic right. Now I don't know why but it really is like we just we worry about stuff and yeah so it's a. I wish it's not about wishing I think it's my goal right now to continue to get more and more resilient to that stuff which is why. I want to spend some time with you know. Honest Abe Lincoln. I kind of get his point of view on that. I think he'd have some good insight. Thank you very much. I am also need for this feedback sometimes and eliminates negative. Yes sometimes it's pretty difficult who To take you know. The opening negative feedback McCall's incense makes a role and the AMEX should it to act better into a cheap to them all over the place. How do make they want that? But the place. Oh Gosh well so right now. There are a lot of great business owners. There are a lot of great business professionals and their aim is to make their mark in the world. They WANNA help people. The problem is Those layers of obscurity right. They they have it yet..
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"One made on the latest data appears for more than seventy five stations across the country. All Talk. Josh appeared in the media. More than two thousand times. I'll come Josiah's fledged heavy on the show. So can you tell me about the time you started at my influence. How this all started sure so I actually about twelve years ago. Wants my other companies savings angel and at the time. I was a great idea I could help. Consumers cut their grocery bill and half and But I had no money and have to have money to invest to let people know. Hey I'm a business. I mean it's weariness if visibility because if you don't WanNa have visibility that you the best business idea in the world you'd be the best for you know at what you do on the planet but if nobody knows about it you're just not GonNa do any business and that's a problem because that's where all of our sales revenue comes from our end that is You know that gives us data test with and that's really critical in the first two years like you have to know what people want. And you won't know that really truly until you go to market and the market will tell you what they're willing to pay for and if you can if you can do enough testing in you can come up with the perfect trap and you can help good people. Yes I see but does it have this challenger this year to make up my influence. Yeah Yeah well with my influence I think at the beginning it was even though even though I had a really big business was savings angels so I been in the media over two thousand times on generated over six million dollars in revenue I was really well known in that world making the transition. And because I as I was doing a lot of pro bono work for You know other entrepreneurs in our local startup community. They were having success with when I was teaching it. But you have to understand that like even though I was a respected name in the couponing world coming over in the media world and you know being a leader to entrepreneurs. I had to start all the way over again. I know is helpful that I had some success to speak of. But no you did. You don't just show up and you know get picked as a feature speaker on day one so And my my savings angel audience and make up my influence audience. They're pretty different. I mean there's very very little crossover so I was. I was hoping that there would be more people than my savings audience. That would be interested in helping them get in the media and next none those folks just want to save money at the grocery store. So that's that's fine. That's fine I love. I love my savings. Angel peeps But Yeah I had to start all the way over and so sometimes that could be disheartening. you know especially if you're used to a certain level of success and then you come over and you know you're you're pretty much chopped liver in other words. There's not a lot of You know you gotta start all the way over and build the audience from scratch but the good news is you just grind away at and it's not GonNa happen overnight and that's okay for the vast majority of us. It's showing up day after day after day after day. Giving good stuff on social media. Serve your social media audience and it might take years and years and ask really how it's done you know these people who believe that you can just get rich quick overnight. You can become famous overnight. The only way you can do that is if someone famous kind of Nights you and yeah other and we actually We try to do that. And that can really speed up. The process Otherwise yet you just have to grind it out and earn your way to the top and you see that you're very passionate about your business so fat Mexican passionate about that my influence or it's definitely so at the beginning. I was very passionate about making money to pay my bills. That really drove me. If I'm being honest there's there's nothing like yeah there's nothing like You know a heating bill that is due in four days and you don't have the money to pay for amateur that'll put you into action. Obviously you know as as that starts to happen. You know like okay you start working with clients and then your clients have successes like you know. Amanda obey who doubled her income in revenue Add Prophet From from our work together you know it's it's getting really really good people You know and turning them into a household name and then seeing them be celebrated and you know it's because of the work that That we did together. That's very very cool You know and it's it's really nice and when they give you a shout out as they get bigger bigger That's really really cool too. But it's absolutely transformation and see. This is really critical because we have a belief that everybody has a message. It can positively impact the world. If it's only about money it's going to be so hard for you to grind this out and grinding. It out is what you need to do. So you have to figure out what your WII is and you have to focus on that. So what gets me out of bed in the morning is not the money I appreciate? You know being compensated for over deliberating on what I provide. But it's it's the impact that I have in the world and Elena. I know that if I don't do what I do. People are going to suffer. I know that if people don't learn about me then they could potentially blow twenty five thousand dollars on bad. Pr Firm. I did that. That's kind of normal if you really want to get pressed or they will suffer from stagnation and business because they just won't get enough momentum in that department. It's really hard to do on your own. You really have to treat it like a part time job. Otherwise it's not going to happen. It might happen in bits and pieces. But if you really want to get momentum really start skyrocketing your brand and your visibility and your influence your authority. It really does take a lot of concerted effort. I mean this is Michael. Gerber e myth stuff. You know the number one job of a business owner is to grow your business But most of us. Unfortunately I think it caught in the trap of just doing the work or or operations or filling You know whatever our services are and that's not what we should be doing. You know you need to hire other people. Give them amazing opportunities to be a part of what you're doing but someone needs to be at the top and she or he You know needs to wake up every morning thinking about how can I grow my business? How can impact more lives? Thank you very much. You just mentioned the ambiance more than two thousand five major. How did this happen okay? So there's some there's absolutely some core principles that that I've used now. We could talk about you. Know the nuts and bolts of that. Like what did I say in that sort of thing? I Another if you're really interested in what I'm talking about anyone. Another free resource You can find me on Youtube. I do a lot of youtube videos. The talks very specifically about who I talked to. What ice day how I say it when I say it which is really critical But if you just go to up my influence dot com click on my youtube channel. I'm not asking you to subscribe visit whatever. Just go check it out if you really are interested in the nuts and bolts because then we can start talking about things like news jogging And I'll just summarize it this way I When you when you pitch anybody. It's really important that you understand that trying to pitch somebody about you as a business owner and you want them to do a story featuring you because Blah Blah Blah. That's not a good story like no. That's that's not news. No one's going to be interested in that however if you latch onto something that is trending in social right now People are talking about things that are happening on the calendar you know like Back to school is coming up. And you're a consumer expert so that's a layup for me because all I have to do is say. Hey you know. Our Tax holiday is coming up loved to do a story about that and strategies tips. The parents could be doing so it could save more money no producer in central Florida. Where I live is going to say no to that. So it's it's a guarantee yes as long as when they checked me out. I look legit and that so critical because if you have a Janke website If you've got no press kit If your social media is non-existent or it just looks really like amateur hour or you. Just don't have any social proof. It's all of this stuff is going to be a lot harder and believe it or not some of the stuff that I just mentioned is very superficial but it. It absolutely works. You just have to do it. You GotTa play the game you got. It's like if you WANNA be a public speaker. You have to have a speaker kit if I don't have a speaker kit. You can still get some speaking gigs from time to time. You're just not gonNA get any inbound opportunities so we want that or when you do apply they're going to check you out and then they're going to say Okay No. It just doesn't look like that's what you do professionally. So yes so you gotta you gotTa look the part and then you also have to lead with servants in mind like you cannot expect that you're going to work with the media so that you can sell your stuff if you have sales on your breath like they can tell that you're just trying to promote your thing. Forget it it's over it's done. They're not gonNA work with you as I've been a syndicated newspaper columnist for eight nine years. Elena I get bad pitches nearly every day and most of them are from bad. Pr firms and the clients are paying their PR firms big money and basically today's PR firms. Not all but a majority of them are just glorified spammers and it's at sad. Yes and said they so finally Healthy Turn Digital Entrepreneur Intimate Sedan Right. And so it starts with that authority. So what do I mean? Well where does it come from? Very simple authority comes from three places number one. Does it look like you and you in? All consumers are expecting this by the way. Because anytime they hear about you they're gonNA check you out and what is checking you out mean. They're they're going to look at your website and make some judgments about you very superficially I might add and number two the prog into do a Google search for you the number three when they go to your website. They're probably going to want to click on your social media icons just to see how popular you are so number. One is your evidence of success. You've testimonials do you have some sort of like I want to know. Does it really work? I WANNA know. Did you really achieved the success or you? Just try to sell me a bill goods that you don't really have any evidence that it works like. I don't want to be a Guinea pig. So people are really really protective of their time. And they'll spend twenty minutes twenty minutes researching somebody before they'll spend fifteen minutes on a call with down 'cause they don't want to go down the path and get locked in with someone. That's really not going to solve the problem. They don't WanNa be sold you as number one number two is going to be Your social proof. So I mentioned this your social media your social media follow workout. It matters like it's a metric that you're judged on so again will use the example of being a public speaker so a public speaker that has a one hundred thousand followers is going to get more is going to get paid more money than than the speaker who has five thousand followers. It's just a fact Because it's a a speaker that one hundred thousand followers can say I'm gonNA promote this event and they're gonNA put in their speaker kit that they have this big audience that the validating them because when when we're checking out a company or let's say you're paying to advertise on facebook which is getting harder and harder and harder by the way it's just not working like it used to a lot of really mineral audit smart facebook ads. People that are telling you you're GONNA have to keep sharp here or because it's your these waters are getting harder and harder and harder To to win so anyway It let's say that I see your Ad. I'm going to say okay. Well who are these guys are? Who IS THIS GAL? I'll do a quick google search or I'll go to the website. Look at the website make a judgment look for things like media logos that sort of thing But anyway social proof. That's going to be big because I don't WanNa get left behind. I like to know if everyone thinks that this is really good. Okay well there must be something there and I should spend some more time and all you're trying to do is get ten more seconds with that person on your website. Just get another ten seconds here. Get another fifteen seconds here. He had as much time key. Relationships are built upon time together. And the longer you can get them. You know to to pay attention to you. The more that relationship is going to move forward. And and so finally I would add Elena number three would be your associations at reference this earlier if influencers you're working with influencers and they say you're awesome because you're doing joint ventures together that's going to rub off on you but more importantly today. I like exclusive media so again if tech crunch says something. Nice about Your Company. You put that logo on your site. People can click naked. See exactly what that was that matters the fact that I've been on TV over seven hundred times. And I've got lots of video of me on TV if you look at my savings angel..
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Insult you have to show you if you could have? Dinner is amnesty people to rely. Who WOULD IT BE UNVERIFIED? Well this is a good question. Elena and The three I would choose would be George Washington You know the founder of our country very interesting man. John Jack Jack Dempsey. Who was the heavyweight champion in the nineteen twenties and a very interesting character? A man that lived here in Reno for a number of years and then Julius Caesar I. I'm fascinated by the Roman Empire. I would love to talk to Julius Caesar about you know all his battles and and all the you know changing from the republic and just that all the history and interesting parts there were about the Roman Empire. Thank you mantech upset fabulous juice. I think if it's possible you'll make you'll have a great time in them and they'd be. I would pick up the TAB if I could have that dinner. I'd pick up the tab no no matter what it was okay. The next question. What is your best tips for making better place? Well you know. There's this old saying that you you should do the right thing even when no one is looking right and so if you live your life with integrity With you know an ability to care for others to to to walk in other people's shoes and understand what they're going through but if you can do the right thing at all times if everybody did that we would live in a much better world and so this idea that we have great movements and people have to do these. These great things I think it's it's more elemental than that. It's it's more basic. It's just doing the right thing at all times. If everybody did data be fine. Absentee absolutely agree with you. It's a Absolutely true what this comment on the Horizon Project. Something Well Elena. I'm working on a new book. I can't I can't tell you what it is 'cause it'll james it But I'm working on another book and You know I like getting up at four or five in the morning and working on it for a few hours and then I go to work but You know it's just for me as kind of I've said throughout this interview writing is enjoyable for me so I'm working on another book and Tell me something like how do write your books because actually I also write my books. It's difficult it took many attractive. So how much time you you. You're at your regular of books. How do you do it? Well I get up early in the morning. I have that Cup of coffee And I write Longhand on a yellow legal pad I don't type the information and I get carpal tunnel and I also like to cross things out and you know insert brackets here and there and so I I do it. Longhand I guess I'm a dinosaur but That for me is the way to do it and I have someone else type it and then of course I edit everything but I'm good for maybe three hours sometimes five hours but after that the well runs dry you can't I just can't write for more than five hours is so much is because for me it was really hard. A light delays sub. Select two three hours after this is just. I can't do it anymore. But it's my second will so good. Well good luck with it yet. Thank you very might. As now she has the best advice. You can guess as well as we've discussed. I assist people in protecting their assets. And so I think as you start to invest in real estate you start a business Even if you have a brokerage account with paper assets It's universal you need to protect those assets and so I would consider Whatever is the right entity for your country Here in the United States it's an LLC in South America. They're called essays You know Germany GmbH is but each country has their way to protect assets. And right at the start is you're building your estate. You're building up your net worth. You need to be protecting those assets at the same time. So that's what I do all day long and that's my best advice for your listeners. Thank you very much this advice but this semester reach you. Well we have a website called corporate direct dotcom and so if you go to corporate direct dot Com you can learn about asset protection in the United States. We have a newsletter where we keep people updated on. What's happening in the law and real estate here in the United States And so that you know. That's a fairly robust website. Corporate direct DOT COM. Thank you very much. Thank you very much gadfly time. It's pleasure to pat you on the show and see next time. Great Well Nice speaking with you Elaine. And best wishes to you and your new book. Thank you thank you for checking out late. Show don't forget you can find all the resources links and show notes of rat invest. Try Dot org see you next week on the Road Map till wealth show..
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Yes absolutely if it's very influenced me. Also it's was found off days on his staff is invested all saw. I know but absolutely it's absolutely amazing. Experience Yeah A in that the question. How do you think people stuck in business and the other is a sink? It's difficult and it's ends inflator. When did you think it happens? We'll why I think it's kind of true that people will start a business and it'll end in failure You know the statistics here in the United States are that you know three out of five. Businesses will fail. But you know that's just that's just the first round. I mean a plenty of business fails Henry Ford of the Ford Motor Company. had to start four businesses before he got Ford Motor Company. Going though of a Lotta people in Silicon Valley which is Three hours from here in the San Francisco Bay area the mantra. There is fail fast right. You know get into that first business and it doesn't work out fail fast. Learn your lessons and start again so you know. It is true that businesses end in failure. But what is important is what do you take away from that failure. Do you learn the lessons? And does it help you start your next business? Absolutely true of that is failure. They're fed back. What's that sit back? Right exactly You need feedback. You need to learn the lessons if you come away from a business that has failed without learning any lessons. You'RE GONNA fail again But if you can Talk with your friends and your mentors and understand what happened and avoid it. The next time All the better absolutely absolutely absolutely give it to you. So the next question is what skills are habits? They think how you could become successful well for me I would say to skills have have been Important one is is just my ability to write. I've as a kid I always enjoyed writing And I've kind of you know honed. It over time the U. They say you need to spend ten thousand hours at something before you get good at it. That was that book By Malcolm glad glad well but you know I I think you have to read one hundred thousand words before you get good as a writer and certainly have done that. So writing has been Important for me as well as an attorney The ability to listen In our society people don't listen enough. You know they want to get their own thoughts out they. They have their own ideas but really as an attorney. Were I'm Counseling a client. The important thing is for me to listen to the client understand their needs and then provide advice so You know and and as well for your listeners who are getting into business you need to listen to the clients you need to listen to what their needs are so that you can help them. Accidentally it's absolutely true and the Yes in now society as you said it bill. I don't know how this actually it's capacity. You can make some people at naturally listeners of their fuel so yes especially when business especially when services you have to learn how to this attentively Actively active listening. That's exactly right. It is active listening. You have to shut out that computer phone you the social media and you have to actively listen you have to focus known have your thoughts drifting here. Their focus on what the person is saying issue and IT'S IMPORTANT FOR EVERY ENTREPRENEUR. Any actually it's important for everybody in the family in Kabul. You're the whole thing. It's a job as young adults need to listen activities. Yes absolutely just short. So now it's time for fun. Questions and Issue could have also what be well. Elena. I would love to be a benevolent dictator and I WOULD. I would love to be able to just dictate what people should do. So that they can improve their lives. It wouldn't that be great And here in the United States you know we have a lot of people who are lost you know they. The families don't provide a structure. They're not that many groups to join Whereas you know fifty years ago people joined the rotary or had a church or had a group that gave them some sort of cohesion and meaning and a lot of. That's gone so if I was a benevolent dictator I would you know ensure that everybody belong to a group that gave them greater meaning Instead of being lost and drifting as they are so you know that would be a cool superpower to be the benevolent dictator ally and the like. Yes it's not only United States evitable People's become the most of Judy. July's and the Yes. They become difficult to me the challenge. And maybe it's also the we can blame social media for this certain you can easily blame social media for this You know you go to a restaurant and you see a group of kids having a meal and they're not talking to each other cell phone with no show media yes I've seen an increase it beyond me how they can consider that going out with friends. You're going out with your iphone. It's yes it's absolutely essential so Replied no future. Maybe it's different type of relationship between people but it's differently it's changed. It's not like it was before and the Yes ad because More difficult to speak to each other well and in here in here in the United States Elena. Kids are not dating as much as they used to You know I mean boys are worried that someone's going to allege they were You know Frisking them or you know improper And so a lot of boys are scared to go out on dates Because of this These movements and you know certainly you. WanNa make sure that the the women are not harassed but at the same time. There's been an overreaction where a lot of boys aren't dating because that kind of claim brought against a young child or young adult mean that can ruin your life. You get if you get accused of sexual misconduct and you're innocent You have to But you don't WanNa go through the Court System. You have to register as a sex offender. It affects your ability to get a job It affects your whole future and so a lot of kids here in the United States are not dating for that reason. And so and and Boys are getting married at a much later. Rape people are forming households at a much older Time period which is a huge demographic change. So it's really kind of a very interesting period. I just really curious how it will play out If we're going to continue to have that or if there's going to be an understanding whereby You know people are You know less willing to make these claims when they're not when they're not true. Consider over different. God's sake says like it was before because say the because yes we have this much less lawsuits here in the United Europe. That's why right remember. We spoke about the Invest in the United People's I left threat of lawsuits. So it's a little bit easier yet. But yeah you're right. Life has changed and then So the next question is if you could turn back inside and so two. You're eighteen years old south. Let him well when I was eighteen. Just I didn't really think much about the future and you know you're you're in this mill you of all sorts of people coming and going and I think I would focus more on friendships Than than I did then so I would tell myself to. You know the good people that cross your path Stay friends with them. Stay in touch with them. And I was not very good at that I I went to college. I transferred to another college. I went to a professional school. And you're dealing with people all the time on the move and I just wish I stayed friends with some of those people. Yeah at some point specialty. Yes you'll travel also seen Speaking about because I lived in so many countries and those ideas for languages in my life action added. Some people lost them yet. Now we can give a good sign for social media Map because of social media. We can find this Before well and that's a good point in our high school class of two hundred people Seventy of US are on social media together in and in touch. So you're right. It has allowed you to have those friendships from the past and stay current so I guess that is a good point about social media. Social me next question is very that well. You know if we ran this by my wife. She would certainly agree. I am not good at folding laundry. Okay okay which for me is sometimes a good thing because you know. I don't have to do it but I am. Just really terrible at it so Other people because you blanket that could be. That's funny how that works so and for business five business you know in business not really I'm not really good at at math. I try to be good at math but Sometimes I'm just not as swift at math as I should be. I'm good at writing and I'm good at listening but my math skills are lacking i. I understood geometry but once I got to Algebra and trigonometry and everything else it was just a blur just I was not good at it at all. I just don't have that kind of brain for Being a math whiz landis send you any exactly the same just bad. It's a it's okay. I still good fire. Invest in Manila's faith. I'm business you know by them. Absolutely horrible this figures a year. If it could be better it could help me ripe right.
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Well I guess the the best experience is being able to travel with Robert Kiyosaki and the other Richdad advisors and spreading the message of financial education. And it's interesting. Elena is we've gone around the world doing this and the people in South America and the people in Asia and and Europe the they. They're all for the same message It's it's universal that people want to be able to Advance their financial goals and be able to retire without relying on the government and so We've just been really enjoyable to to travel to all these various continents as well as within the United States and provide people with this information as in substantive diggers you because everyone the world people have the same problems and they. They need the Because as you said it is not so different actually have thinks happens in the United States or here in Europe or Asia. What what time to. The I also explained people how they can best in the global market action just not to be stuck in some in some country and for example. If you're if you see all the way you leave area controversially it's not good for now. For example to invest you can always check out other markets here to the idea is to open the vision so the world and the Yes. It's my message upset on this. Annual Summit will and and in the United States. Our doors are open. If you want to invest money in the United States real estate here our doors are open you. You certainly are free to invest in the United States and we handle calls from all over the world of people who realize that you know. The United States is the Litigious Society. People sue people all the time but the wrong this auto that's actions for. I arrested Now Yeah yes yup. Yes but for now is still employed in the United States. Because I'm afraid of closes well and then we you can set up. Llc's to protect Your your properties. The best you can but you know it. We do have a legit society But the law also allows you the ability to set up. Llc's for the protection of your real estate and that is a big deterrent for attorneys. Because it's hard to get through these. Llc's to collect on a claim so We we do. Assist People A lot of Australians. A lot of Canadians Some Europeans pardon me may just made them but he just yeah. Oh British Invest A lot. Here you're right. Yeah so But it's all over the world but You know it is we were speaking about. It is fun to travel around the world and see that people have the same interests Same Hunger for information on how to benefit themselves as they grow older. Is obsessively and different places gives different opportunities. You see in the United stand that a lot of advantages after example lost. It's much easier than here in Europe. But they'll less secure is the hero so absolutely everywhere will travel the people the same thing. Actually basically read is different. Also for this questions saw the next question is if you to go back inside but he become entrepreneur. And what would you do differently? Well you know. I think I've learned my lesson that I need the right people on my team and at the start when I was young entrepreneur and you wanted to move forward and fast and sometimes I didn't get the right people on the team so if I were to start over again with certain other ventures besides law that I tried out I would have been more focused on getting the right people in the right position So a lesson was learned there yes management. That's absolutely typical me too it's It takes time to learn how to hire people how to fire them how to manage them. How to them in a good position fluids? It's it's an absolutely necessary for aerial chaplain or and this must have a Saddam. Sometimes right if your business collapsed it can happen. Slake everything what would you do next? Well Elaine I've been working for a number of years and so I would say that my wife and I are comfortable and so if the business collapsed today I probably would continue with volunteering I'm associated with Three charities and So I would would probably not start a new business but I would probably just continue volunteering. And providing my time and energy for these nonprofit organizations that I enjoy working with what they. What does this challenges One is called the American Baseball Foundation. It's based in Birmingham Alabama. The second one is the Sierra Kids Foundation. We provide scholarships for families that have autistic children and need the extra help and then the third one is the Nevada Museum of art. It's an art museum here in Reno Nevada and I spend a lot of time working with that. Were expanding the museum. We have education for the students to come in and learn about art and so those three charities are Are are important to me and and especially helping families who have autistic children I you know we have a family History there and so we just enjoy providing this kind of Training that you can get at the University of Nevada. They have a terrific program where they can help bring children out of autism. We've had people moved to Reno for this program and So it's it's really rewarding to be able to help these families because you can bring your child out of autism if you catch it early enough and you get the right training subsidy fabulous to. It's absolutely fantastic that year and we needed x right math it it can be treated and a. Yes. I've seen it. They've seen people take out his children and finally they can finally the life afterwards. So it's thank you.
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Books were going to nurse Ambassador for more than thirty years here on his practice. Assistant other inputting assets and maximize Flemish elbows. Welcome guy it's pleasure to have you on the show. Thank you Elaine. It's great to be with you today. Thank you so that the sound the. How did you get staff is cooperating? Well I attended law school in San Francisco and I always liked corporate law and just took to it and after practicing law in San Francisco and Washington. Dc Moved to Reno. Nevada and Nevada has great Corporate laws and so in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. I started corporate direct To assist people in setting up their corporations and LLC's and As as importantly maintaining them. Because you have to continue to maintain them to be protected. So that's when I started the business I enjoy what I do. I get to talk to people from all over the country all over the world actually and you know structure Their asset protection In a way that best suits their needs. So it's it's been really enjoyable. Thank you incentivize. Have cited today amazing experience. I think so. What was the most difficult challenge? She'll had since it started. Well Elena one of the things is finding the right people You know you just. You can't have anybody doing this. We need people who are both Smart and then are good at customer service We we provide a high level of customer service. And you know some people need extra help getting through the process of incorporating and so our people need to be knowledgeable and patient and not everybody can do that so We WanNa make sure we have the best team possible and unfortunately right now we have a really good team But over the years Elena. You just have to make sure that you're getting the right people on the buses they say to To deliver for your client. It's absolutely choose. Maybe you have some tips to share. How did you choose people since guy at all just yet you find the right people for your for Your Business Right now. Well you know. Sometimes we work with these Employment agencies whereby the person is the employment agencies Employees and they send them over here and we'll test them two or three months and you can test drive the client the employees to see if they fit wh- what you're looking for And so that's a good way to do it Other times we just advertise For people and you know. It's it's a fairly rigorous interview we WANNA make sure that we're getting the right person and we let them know that it's a it's a temporary thing we're going to test it out for ninety days to see if it works and That's that's also a good way to do it. Thank you very much. So this is what makes you feel passionate about to business. Well you know we we setup corporations. Llc's and I guess. I've always been interested in Elena. My my father was a judge in Oakland California. And you know we would talk about Not Names and specific cases. We were talking about general things over the dinner table and one of the things I remember. My Dad saying is that you know. This person could have been protected. If he'd used a corporation they had done business in their individual name as a sole proprietor lost everything at an early age. I was learning about the need for Asset protection just at the dinner. The dining room table and It's it's carried over yes I can see it. It's absence fantastic. So it was a really produce your days at ease about a project or this but you can see that the most significant Sinhala well. You know I've always enjoyed writing Elena and You know in high school I I wrote for the newspaper and in law school. I wrote a You know a law review article. I just really enjoyed writing and hooking up with Robert kiyosaki has been really terrific for me because I've been able to write six books in the Rich Dad advisor series and It's it's rewarding in the sense that I'll talk to people you know we. I do concerts all day with people from around the world and I'll talk to people and they really appreciate the Information. I've conveyed in these books. So it's it's very rewarding and satisfying that people have read the books and benefited from them. So that that to me would be a a real. High point of my career is is writing these books action. Antea books highlight them. Oh okay well. I appreciate do books. Some real estate for example followed a good. Yeah the book loopholes of Real Estate and I keep updating it. The laws changed the tax lodge recently. So we're we..
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Everybody has a famine the life it's life it's just built is ben other deep. Think at full of people who had the childhood they just say okay. It's an map difficult situation. I know how to handle multiple paths and for some kids that are it growing up and secure Environment Canada. Very pretty difficult. You know what's wild your earlier question about. What would you do if you had to start it all over and you didn't have any cap? Honestly that doesn't scare me because I you know I'm like I. It's okay like I would be fine and the reality is if you're listening and you have you've built a business. You have hard skills that are so transferable herbal like I can. I can get a group of people together and pointing in a direction and give them vision and get a value proposition and sell items and you know create an entire organization way faster than I could twenty years ago when I had nothing. You know though I think you know once you you get to a particular level you realize that. Winning isn't accidental it. There's a formula and hard work is a big big part of that. Thank you very much. Thank you but they look very good at well. I'm a big starter Elena. I loved start things and my brain works I I I know a little bit about a lot of things. It's my knowledge base doesn't go deep. I'm my my personality. Profile is such that I go to fix it really quick And but I don't want to actually do the work to fix it. I just I want to hire people to visit your loan. Everything fine and yet you want. They're just decided I can't do everything and they certainly don't smoke anything because they have to project and to a life of all of us need so I will actually execute exactly so i. I'm I'm a good project starter. I know the vision of the future. I know what needs to happen. And I'm great at finding talent and helping people understand what they need to do their part in it so but I'm not great at at spinning joining. You know like I could never spend three months working on the same project day in and day out like that just. That's not what I'm that's not my skill set. Elena don't it'll make me please please. Don't move the wrist. Annually people dead or alive. Why would it be an? Oh my goodness Great Question I that is such a great question. I definitely the The Apple Guy. I WOULD WANNA meet him. I'd WanNa meet in Churchill. Who who stood up to Germany back in the day And you know funny enough I don't you know the the third person I just love. Great leaders so like Lincoln might be a guy that I'd love to sit down with you know like people who can compel others to do do things and and create a vision that rallies or organizes an entire country or or an entire world. You know people like Kennedy. WHO SAID WE'RE GONNA go to the moon? I think that's it in fact. I think that's something that's missing in. Our political system now is vision and somebody who can rally rally entire nation. I mean if you think about you know the moon thing we just had our anniversary of the. US Go landing on the moon right but if all the innovation nation around that it spurred computers it changed our cars at. I mean just that one trip changed everything about the world We wouldn't have cell phones without that trip to the museum all the things that we rely on today happen because of that so I would I I think what I would like to see in our political system is people inspired to make massive change and right now our world needs you know. I don't know the political leanings of your audience but right now the world needs massive change across the across the board and so I would love to meet people. We're able to influence that change again. Thank you very much. It's a very choice amazing people so I would like to give them to this your best cheap make of it the place you know. I'M GONNA go back to what I just said. I think we need to inspire inspire a new generation of leaders and then we need to identify those leaders and then as as a nation and as a world we need to get behind those people that have have great thoughts and and they have great goals and ambitions. I mean we right now as a world. We're facing some crisis stuff going on on so I'd love to see somebody stand up and say this is what we're going to do and this is how we're GonNa do it so you know. I think that's what you know what what needs to happen right now. I also that you participate in In teams charity. You have your on Cheddar project candidates. Yeah absolutely what we we love about our clients as they've sponsored a lot of really cool work realize that you know one. We have high-calibre talent. But we aren't the cheap like you're not going to pay three bucks for somebody in. That's just not going to happen with our competition and so when you're an entrepreneur you're billing multi billion nine dollar businesses and you need talent. You're not price conscientious. You know so our clients come into the door and said you know what we want to be involved in the good work that you guys are doing and and so we you know we've supported you know underprivileged youth in Texas. We're sending them to a To a kind of like a nature camp rate. We've built Susan Ecuador. We built an orphanage in the Philippines. So we take a portion of our clients revenue the money that our clients pay us and we always direct in making you know trying to make an impact in the world and we measure that impact by the lives that we affect affect the dollars that we actually donate and then the time that we spend with these folks in the community right now. We're building basically an old folks home for folks in the in the Philippines abandoned people in their eighty nine or need medical attention. So our our we we actually are going to have a dedication next month and I think in August or September to open the facility. So I'm really excited about that and so our world is just trying to make an impact. Thank you very much subset of computer for that. You're creating the end. Thank you very much at Kenya. Sheriff's your best price or who you know what I'm just going to Sandton now because it matters to me but we talked about the org chart that is defined with outcomes and then being intentional about what your organization is doing so Hiring as a really hard it's another skill set owning a businesses one skill set by hiring people and leading people it's a whole nother skill set and Some of the tools out there you know. Creating great organizational charts delegation. So my best advice is just learn recognize is that you might screw it up but you'll get it and that's how you build a business. Thank you very much for the advice. Prep the best way to reach you so just jump on our website and if you're listening right now and if you think you might want to You know find out more about hiring virtual professionals and what that would look like and Just jump on our website. It's my out just dot com. Tom You can you can basically register look at our webinars Got A lot of great content and things that you can download and give away the other thing that you can do who is just simply text S V P two. Three one nine nine six and will get you a copy of our book. So I've taken twelve twelve years above heart soul and put all of my best stuff into this book and we give it away for free because it's just it it's too valuable not the share and if you wanted to get it by texting the S. V. P. 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"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Start the show. Do they bounce off with Jan Baan. Jan moments in other bond girl walks is an temples professional salmon to be Joe in arrived. Networks career to January clans celebrities entertain as a professional as as manuals finance executives. What can this client? Demand extremely high level of excellence of those and requires is bumped to bring us all the time. Yeah well come Jenn. It's a pleasure to have you on the show. Thank you for inviting me Elaine. I'm so honored to be here and to able to speak to your audience about being in real estate. Thank you Jane. Tell me about inside your staff at Your Business. How did oldest stock I actually started real estate in Manhattan? 'cause I lived in Manhattan for about out twelve thirteen years I was in the entertainment management Arena and also interior design when I came to Manhattan was doing interior design and I had been doing that for Ford. I don't want to date myself. I had been doing that for about a decade and working with the all professional football players judges lawyers doctors that so be you know so habit. And then I transitioned into real estate. When I moved to New York in ninety seven because of course I thought that was a perfect match and a sales tactic tactic to go after the right clientele to break into which? I don't use that word anymore. Into the luxury market in Manhattan because most of the market is luxury. We in New York is everything starts out and almost a million dollars so I was in New York for short time doing real estate and I left New York work at wealthed. Let's digress a little. I went into entertainment management because one of my clients wife was an entertainer. And she asked me. Would I be interested in helping her manage help. Help managing her in her Roster and I told her I didn't know anything about that and she looked at me and she said my darling she said it's it's all the same shit. Excuse my French and you're good at business. Heaven I said Yeah and I said that's one of the light bulb went off and I was like okay. You're you're you're right. I think I could tackle this so I went into entertainment management fast forward after getting married my husband moved to Naples Florida back in two thousand and I would say eight and I knew nothing about Naples and this was a retirement community but absolutely beautiful. Oh sixteen miles. Long very safe gorgeous sandy white beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. I don't even know when Naples was Elena to be honest and my husband is English so when he told me he moved to Naples. I assumed Naples Italy. I said when my Ethan uh-huh yeah exactly I Babe I said. What are you doing in Naples Italy? He says no no Naples Florida Eye. So where is that exactly. And he said it's on the West Coast of Florida and I said where because I'm from the northeast corridor of America which is New York Connecticut Philadelphia Boston that whole area. I knew nothing about this side of the country especially the west coast of Florida Florida because being a young kid and being in college we always travel to the east coast because it was direct flights from New York to Miami Fort Lauderdale Boca and the reason people came to the West Coast because there was direct flights from CHICAGO CLEVELAND DETROIT. So we knew nothing about the west coast so my introduction to the West Coast was through my husband which is Naples so when I came here I wasn't sure what to do with my life life because it was retirement. It was too hot to run. That was abbot runner I didn't play tennis at the time and I definitely didn't golf and I don't play marshawn. which is huge here now? Adding it was very interesting so I decided to go into real estate so I started out in real estate back in two thousand ten Dan my license for ten years now here have been your twelve and I'll be honest with you every day for five years. I wanted to go back to New York because I knew nothing and it was very very hot here but then I realized that the real estate market was moving up and I was in it at the right time so I went from selling hut one hundred. The thirty five thousand dollar condos in when the market crashed. It was really crazy here. People were tearing up copper from the homes tearing all the appliances. They had kids marking on every inch of the walls in the house. So it was really bad here but I stayed the course and I scraped and clawed and climb to my way to what what we call top agent here and I'm after ten years of being real estate we have seventy eight eight hundred agents here night became number ninety. And am I trying to get two member fifty. Yes very hopefully quickly but for now I'm very happy and I've done well for myself and I really enjoy my business and my customers immerse. Thank you very much for this specialist story. Tell me vying for passionate about makes you feel patient. I think it's from being in business being entrepreneur. Most of my life. I've never really worked for anyone. I my first job real job as an adult was a flight light attendance. So you can imagine I'm up in the air and I was always very ambitious so I just didn't want to be a flight attendant. I wanted to be what they call a flight service manager so I became came. What they call the schism and then it isn't which is international service manager so I flew international? Most of the time I was flying so that gave me the ability ability and the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Really listen to people because people most flights were international so I had to listen to hear their accent Accent understand their dialect and then strike up conversations with them about where they came from you know their lifestyle and then I was always working in first class so I was exposed to people that could afford to be in first class. So that gave me the opportunity to really understand undestand dealing with customers customer service at a high level and from they're going into interior design I was dealing with people with disposable income people that have disposable income abnormally wealthy people and I was not only doing their primary homes. I was doing their second third and fourth fourth homes. So that gave me that knowledge and that customer base and from their real estate came into play which was amazing amazing because now I could walk in the House as an interior designer as a international flight manager knowing people understanding people from all over the World Zero and look at the space and understand the space that I was walking into in the bones of the home and being able to articulate that to the customer so so knowing all of those things which was a combination of my career and my life journey so also my entertainment customers I would give them advice. Someone design and buying purchasing homes and so forth because they were my customers also so I was able to walk through a home and understand the home in the space the distribution of the space for the customer and that drove my passion for selling because I it became good at it. Thank you very much of the Absolutely Mason like you'll feel that you're really passionate about business. I love a bit. Yes I feel sexually on entering. Kills a tell me about the project on accomplishment that you can see that the musk says your life. There's a few accomplishments. I'm very proud of one. Being able to climb my way to the top of the real estate chain here in Naples those Florida because we are small market. We're not this. You know Mega City. Where small niche where we have some of the wealthiest Americans that come in later hat? Here we call along titans or captains of industries that have come to relax and settled down here and So I I'm very happy with that accomplishment too. I get called on a lot to speak or do a magazine Insert or cover for Mike Schmitz here in Naples Florida. Three I am Pretty much one of the only African Americans here in real estate at this level So I'm always giving back and teaching Ching sharing with other agents over the net or over the phone or one and four. What changed my career in? The whole trajectory of my business was when I sold largest an house on the beach year out for eighteen million dollars and that just totally reshaped my career here and put me on the map. I mean I had sold five million. Three million two million eight million ten million dollar homes but to sell the multi digit two million dollar home was something different. That was like the Anna Nicole and it was the most incredible home It was a penthouse. It was eleven nine hundred eleven thousand six hundred ninety eight square feet underneath air and in total it was about thirteen thousand three twenty three ahead. Seventeen hundred sixty square feet of three hundred sixty degrees views of the Gulf of Mexico. It was on the twenty second floor in it was designed by I. Stephen G in tears in tears by Stephen G. Out of Miami so it was the most amazing property I have ever walked into. It was on the beach yet so I I made. It couldn't get any better than that and also at that time. We had raised the whole value of the community. Because nothing has sold in that particular condominium complex for over five million dollars I think it was five years so to sell one for fifteen million just raised everybody's values. Yeah Yeah yes. Thank you for this experienced. Its obsessively imagine if you could go back in sometime. Venue became too but for the two different interesting question. I probably would slow down and I pride myself listening so if I had to go back I probably would listen more Take my time a little bit more. really understand how things were at that time in my life in what was in store to come because we don't have a crystal ball so you're moving quickly wake up. I think that's yeah that would be. I would love to have put more systems in place because that's important organization innovation in having systems in place to stay organized to do mostly income generating a task every day as opposed to being all over the place and I had been a single agent for quite some time and just recently I took on a partner and assistant as so forth. So it's not easy being a single agent in having wearing these hats especially with the market changing customers needing their home stage and the trends changing because this market is very Mediterranean. The homes here now we have gone to in total extreme of just completely coastal. I'm I'm happy that I Transitioned into not being the person that wears every hat anymore. Thank you very much if your business look collapsed today but what you do next. Stay at home with my husband by a dog at totally relaxed take walks on the beach. Don't do business anymore. No if if if business collapsed knowing me I would find another business to you. Take on yes I would never be. I would never settled down. I have you know dreams of that. Yes after that you'll breaking down. I'm too young to retire. I have so much energy and so much to offer and not only that I wanNA give back so much too. Young people especially African Americans Americans my culture. You know to to help them move forward and move up and understand what it is to be in business and also know that everything. You think doesn't come tomorrow you know. It doesn't come as quickly as you like it to be. And that's why would tell my young self to slow down. It's all right you know. And that's what I'm trying to share with them. My nephews to slow down. You know people say to me all the time Elena. I'm going to break into the luxury market. Well you can't break into the luxury market a unique to grow into the luxury you have to grow. It's like being a little flower. You know we plant a seed and we keep working on it. You know you gotTa have work ethics gotTa be consistent. Yeah you gotTa have understand customer service. You gotTA listen g-go customers or you will not be able to play in their sandbox. Trust me they're gonNA kick you out and China absolutely you know you gotta be diligent. You GotTa have dedication discipline. I mean all of those. Those three Ds work uh-huh Now into question. And if you're somebody may be shared atten Has An impact on. US enterpreneur or satellite or mentioned. You Walk How did the incidence your at maybe some advice as you can see them I my broker bless his heart who just passed away a few months ago. He was one of my first brokers he really believed in me and kept pushing me and a shared with me that he knew I could do it and even when I had down days I mean he shepherd through them and he's one and then I had a best friend of thirty years. Who always said to me bond? If anybody can do it you can do it. And that state with me ever Never will forget it even doing interviews talking to people he said you just have a way about just that people love you when they meet you and you're able to disarm people and he always told me keep that in your heart and in your mind and never.
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Bullet entered the real estate sector. He flipped over eighty properties up there on the edge. DTB's me is house hunters that have magic properties built. A number of new homes developed a subdivision as after two successful state market uh-huh while his also also altered perfect abasement create enduring wheels from the historic shift multifamily housing L. Come Fall. It's pleasure to the have you on the show great to be here Leinna. Thanks so tell me how did you start all this business by started to business after getting an MBA a engineering degree than an MBA. I was at Ford Motor Company for about five years and I really enjoyed Ford. I still drive a Ford but I just found this burning passion in to do something on my own within the first month of or two of being there. I was trying to start some kind of a side business and after about five years I ended up starting a Staffing Ping company with a friend. That went really well. I was a finalist for Michigan Entrepreneur. The year twice in a row in the nineties and we sold the company to a publicly traded aided firm in nineteen ninety seven after only five years and I found myself thinking that I was semi retired tired at age thirty four the truth was I didn't know anything about investing and that's where I got into a lot of trouble but I learned a lot of lessons. I've been able apply and now I help others. Try to avoid some of the mistakes I did. That's one of the reasons I've got a podcast called how to lose money. Okay I see so. Maybe you tell me how it started investment but mistakes did you make oral halid walks player how much time you have noticed kidding so some some important. Maybe yeah right so I I think the biggest mistake I made so we got into house flipping before that Flipping Ping was a thing and then we started flipping high end waterfront lots at a lake in Virginia and I think what I messed up on an I. I did a a lot of other side things a couple things. I messed up number. One was chasing shiny objects. I should have had one really clear focus in stuck with it. That's one a big mistake. A lot of people make in ice certainly did a number of times and another mistake was not understanding the difference between investing thing and speculating and investing Elena is when your principle is generally safe and you've got a chance to make a return speculating as when your principle is is not at all safe and you've got a chance to make a return. I think that's a couple of the biggest mistakes that I made in my earlier years. It's important CBS because young investor always confound investment on speculation. It's the same thing for them. It's very important thing that you threat. It's it's AP Massena for this in buying. You're passionate about your business. I am so passionate about it was so our companies wellings capital. We have to funds that that allow investors to passively invest in Commercial Real Estate Elena almost all of the Forbes four hundred wealthiest Americans invest in perpetuate their fortunes through commercial real estate and there's a reason for that and in summary. The reason is with residential real estate that most of US commander with the value is based on comparable properties on cops but commercial real estate is quite different. It's based on an income stream dream so it's possible to force appreciation. It's possible to basically take this value of formula and manipulate the components of the formula to drive significant equity appreciation basically the formula is value equals net operating income divided the rate of return or the cap rate by increasing the numerator and decreasing the denominator and there are definite ways to do that. You can significantly increase your income and therefore the investors well slide love seeing people invest passively and make a lot of money yes and the standard action. It's like a normal way in a way for a young investor. This stock visited delicious commercial. It was by way too. I also started with fix up late of their to pass the law time residential properties hold on Ben the little by little I also shifted to commercial property and now on of over to me to just because it's still much headache residential additional and actually began much more commercial properties. It's up sort of Detroit but was it most difficult challenge you had had vile built in your business well while building our current business. I think the most difficult challenge was a narrowing our focus again and we're talking about shiny objects here a little bit ago we were trying to be a multifamily syndicator which means we had to be good at a whole lot of things we had a very small mall team that didn't have decades of experience in multifamily investing. We've done a lot of different things but I think taking the step away away from being a multifamily operator and taking a step over to starting a fund which means were only basically were vetting leading great operators were looking for best in class operators and then we're bringing investors together to invest in those and so making that step from being a an operator to a third party letting go the control of controlling the deal was probably one of the most difficult steps that we had in our current a business at least yes. I San the stem you'll all right on the United States. If I understood yes yeah I any plans to go. The global market were open to that but investing globally has an additional layer of risk that we're not ready to introduce to our investors dusters yet currency risk and other risks and so yeah we might do that someday. We have plans to actually because may I met. It's my history Istat. One count is then the next for them another so now I am sixteen countries extra just like my way you know and I know all the out and buy noticed people. Sometimes scared actually say it's great but maybe one day you'll see some thanks. I I know it's it's not so scary as it seems because it's the thing that more or less the same everywhere especially if you take Europe preaches similar three states but they'll local lows and it currencies and that the staff they can be beneficial sometimes so and you can also protect your assets to see from lawsuits and everything because we don't have in Europe so yes just the other idea that sometimes it's it's not so scary. miss my ways to bring this idea to not only. United States met Canadian-australian final-straight Enzo be he threw everything at the Great A K next question. What does the best experience of had since you become a common chapter by your staff to balance capital I think since we started whaling capital I think that basically finding thing a four great operators that we are able to put in front of our investors. these guys have got great acquisition pipelines that we had struggled with that for years trying to set up an acquisition pipeline and these guys have great returns. They have a great margin of safety which is really important to me. They know how to find mom and pop operators in let's say self storage or mobile home parks and they're able to actually give them a fair price price but also take a great you know a actually an average or mediocre property and turn it into something great and giving our investors access to that has just the great joy thank you and what does your best experience sleep age appropriateness. What was your best experience. flippin purposes well. How about this my worst experience and best experience or both the same actually yeah in two thousand six we purchased a five Acre piece of property. It was not subdivided along a very nice piece of waterfront at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia. It's in the Blue Ridge Mountains and we thought that the public road would come in soon and we'd be able to subdivide this property while we were wrong and we went hurtling down into this great economic economic downturn that we're all very familiar with eleven years ago and we out a lot of money on this piece of property and no way to subdivided divided while basically our backs up against the wall and I made a commitment to start giving to charities and nonprofits church things that were important to our family only on a regular basis we started doing that on January. First two thousand eight not knowing how bad the recession was about to be four weeks later I had had a lightbulb moment and figured out a way to subdivide this five Acre Lot legally with the county's approval and thirteen months later we had gone on from. I forgot to mention at the beginning of two thousand eight. We were two and a half million dollars in debt omega thirteen months later. We were one hundred percent debt free at subsequently as an experiment. Thank you for sharing. Yes every sleep. has this kind of story but yours is absolutely amazing and thank you very much if you go back in time and you're just that your business what would you do differently if I could go back and talk to my say eighteen or twenty five year old self. I don't know if I'd have the humility to listen at that age but if I would I would have recommended that you know I would have gone to college and get a real estate state degree if possible a degree in commercial real estate and I would have been one hundred percent focused on commercial real estate from day one and I never would've deviated if I could have known what I know now yeah yes. I understand that they understand that episode of for example if you'll business collapsed today I hope not but anything can happen. What would you do next well. I mean I would start the same type of thing over. I would start doing podcasts. I would start start blogging. I would start doing videos. I would try to find platforms to get the message out I would start writing books at all the things I'm doing now ooh and I would begin to rebuild basically a name and a platform that way and I would bring investors to me and then again I would try tried investing commercial rules emceeing. UK Yes why not can replenish at a person. That has an impact on you. It can entrepreneur on mentors coach. I don't the know how did they influence you and lead to some advice they give to you. so I mean this is not somebody I know personally obviously but a of just finished my third book on a real estate investing it's about self storage investing and I'm probably a third of the way if not halfway into my next textbook which is Warren Buffett's rules for real estate investors Warren Buffett's his investing strategies his wisdom is dumb and all that has had a great great impact on me so though I don't know him obviously he's at a huge impact on my thought process investing and and you know figuring out how to manage money. Yes absolutely amazing person. I would like to meet him too but you know who knows what's cal. Hab is their thing how to become successful. one thing is the one thing Gary Keller the world's most famous real estate broker and J Pappas on about five years ago wrote a book called the One thing and that book and joining their mentoring program has been tremendous. Send us for me. The one thing is a lifestyle. It's a mindset it's a productivity habit and joining that group in trying to apply the lessons thousands in that short but powerful book have been one of the most powerful things ever in my life and it's helped me learn not to chase shiny objects hour by our urine. You're out and for lifetime. Thank you for the Sharon's absolute Detroit. The one thing is the most important thing so now. It's time for fun questions. If you could tell us provide what would it be. I think it would go back to the same issue. I think it would be focus. being able to focus. I mean I'm struggling on. I've always been struggling for almost twenty years now. Over twenty years with managing my email I had this you know these issues as with thinking every emails urgent and there's a you know one thing the one thing taught me. Haha is that those a difference between what's important and what's urgent and non all tasks are equal and if I finished the day by getting my email inbox down from one hundred thirty that's not necessarily moving my business this forward in so focus would be my superpower for sure thank you yes upset of this..
"elena" Discussed on The Roadmap to Wealth Show with Elena Maurel
"Thank you very much for this. If you're not safin forty simon why should people be putin. They're mining. I think they should focus on an investing on things that that produce income so even teach this to my children whether they're buying a dividend dividend paying stock or they're participating in something like a crowd funded investment like your street or fundraise where you're buying things that hedge funds and institutions of in bind for hundreds hundreds of years the middle class just hasn't had access to them because they really don't advertise it. All they do is advertise. Send your money to wall street wall street wall street wall street when there are many many safe alternatives safer alternatives that pay cash flow so that's where my focus would be on initially if you're like. Hey look. I've got fifty bucks. My name perfect dick start a basic account at lending club or sunrise. Were you can put fifty dollars in a month late. Immediately starts paying you a cash flo dividend on that and you're simply investing like chase bank or like the insurance companies. People like lending money to people are lending money to people on mortgages. That seems scary. Does it really because that's exactly how all the banks make their money absolutely agree with you so it's actually survived the staff or somebody who does know how this platform platform gun beverly great solution in chapter three you talk about state in mind <unk> steep cuts of what are some of the most extreme thank you and you know it's one of the hottest conversations and topics that i get into with people because <hes> some people are offended by some of the cuts that they will first of all. Let me tell you how it started. I would google how to save. Money and google's got the same resolve same. Twenty articles are hundreds of articles. Written indifferently stopped drinking starbucks. You know they'll tell you to switch your checking account and save like fifteen dollars and all these things that just really don't matter in the bigger picture. I need to cut down to the bone. How do i cut fifty percent. That's the objective out i had and we moved my wife and i we moved to a desert community in california as opposed to living in the suburbs of l._a. County johny we moved a second time even as we became financially independent we then moved again. We moved it to texas move at a state to save money on income tax. Save money on lifestyle cost so upped moving is without a doubt everybody's. That's your easiest target. That's your low hanging fruit. It just happens to be one of the harder to do because you're moving. You're you might be leaving leaving your friend. You might be leaving your family and then on the more extreme things like you would ask. I would say that without a doubt. The biggest most controversial one is we got rid of our pets not because we i love them or heartless but we had they were one hundred and fifty dollars a month a medical bills. They're both seven years old. They were weiner dogs. These long as the backs of the back issues <hes> <hes> we just had a child that number one objective was to get my wife to be able to quit her job and these dogs were one hundred fifty a month. They gotta go so we. It was a very tough decision. Yeah i mean we cried like the passed away but they didn't family who actually does a rescue area for for weeded out standing around like ten other dogs. They lived very good life in a you know i feel good about it but it was really just shows how serious my wife and i became like we need to cut spending so we can <music>. It's up sorta <unk> as you have to change your lifestyle actually for me. It was approximately the same sin l. Stop it as backup see. It was fifteen years more than egyptian years ago and i also move outside by <unk> avenue house and i was saved for a long time. They're the news also and ah yes. You'll have to find out how you can outlawed defense and this is the right stuff. Actually <unk> really pay the bills because dividends that bounced on spy <unk> true yes. I'm sure about so if you don't like have made on how any incoming <unk> for somebody who doesn't know how to stop. It certainly does seem like an impossible task when you're like you know i'm gonna buy dividend paying stock pays two percent enter three percent or bonds or even worse and you know that's the mountain climb or that. I wanna pay for my six thousand a month lifestyle. It's not going to happen in one day. That's why do suggest a deep cutting just for a year to eighteen months. Maybe two years if you can do it just so you can free up as much cash because you wanna get there quicker but if you if you buy investments like real estate you're normally gonna get historically between seven to twelve percent in yield okay so those are great investments as opposed stocks yell. It's not everywhere yeah any look like i mean even like you could buy a there are some great stocks budweiser general mills. I mean they're paying six seven percent renowned a._t. And t. six percent amlie capital eleven percent so their stocks out there. Although although i really i i love the bro. Stay cash flow. There's you can diversify in so many ways but just helping bullets looked. Even it's just twenty five or fifty dollars a month. Maybe you're paying netflixing flick's first and then you pay a water bill. It's those type of accomplishments and those type of that type of conditioning to let yourself realize that hey i don't have to just let the money go away away for thirty forty years. I can actually use it to enhance my life now and i'll tell you what as little as twenty five thousand dollars which might seem like a lot of money for people right now but think about you work your way up to twenty five thousand dollars in passive income not not annual but i'm saying just twenty five thousand in value would give you about twenty five hundred dollars in income now. That's about two hundred dollars a month. Just over two hundred dollars above that'll pay some real bills. I could pay the electric bill that pay for you to go tonight's dinner but it's again. It's not it doesn't end there. You keep buying more income and you keep us live step up magic what happens your life after five ten years a focusing on living sustainable and in buying income and one thing we didn't talk about when it comes to cutting spending a lot of people live very unsustainable lifestyles with <hes> you know seven year auto loans and three decade house loans i mean it's a the the book talks about an entire change of mindset where you live in a sustainable situation and again. I'm not talking about minimalism or being frugal forever. I live a very good life now but there was a time when my wife and i she's solar wedding ring so that we could pay off our cars and then she had a seven hour rain for many many years and today she doesn't. She has a very nice ring but you know there's a big trend out there with millennials. We're going to be minimalist forever. I'm not suggesting that i'm just suggesting make some short term sacrifices for your freedom the rest of your life absolutely give <unk> selective what we have to do this but speaking about millennials many millennials feel the don't have the opportunity community of the baby boomer set for sure. It's true do you agree but seychas go to avoid it how they can improve the situation for millennia. You know you hear this a lot that the millennials have it so bad and they do have it bad if they apply the baby boomer life plan onto the current economy however if they in the book talks about this flipping around look embrace the changes. The mobility of a millennial is better than ever. We we have companies like uber. You could work ruber media the they have all these freelance opportunities. You can start a business for ten dollars. Go daddy dot com. I mean i think the the millennials they embrace the freelance economy which don't save for retirement. The book talks about if they embrace it the it actually can work out quite well for them. There's a lot the people are using even conventional means to retire early or there's a lot of people who are going parttime on their work and then we're doing a blog or people people who put out their skills at their current job and turn their current job into a client and then they have multiple businesses all this is being able to we we can do this because of our cell phones and the internet in the way we're able to connect with other people now all around the world and then you have things like amazon for example. I'm selling this book. Don't save for retirement. I'm not responsible for anything imagine author who self-published even fifteen years ago or an author who had to a publishing company i mean this is easy. I every book that sold. They do the whole thing they printed the ship in it's done absolutely gated <unk> exchange and so we have to <unk> also the geography can also found out that you can't work and different parts award even if you live in some vocals place and on the mike business samna different part of the united states usually by donal invaded <unk>. It's like many also always so it's also that privilege. It could be a model and meals officials <unk>. They can sync this way gives us <unk> orphaned days saw mix next question. Tony on your hobby into business is any the full chapter eight sounds like a great idea. How top yeah you know i've actually helped <hes> several people do this in my own personal life as well as probably view hundred subscribers anna so on the hobby side. I always tell people be owned a bookstore and you can read a section action for free in all day. That's probably where you wanna be in what your interests are so on the hobby side. If you can monetize your hobby you might be able to monetize very easily. Eh at some of these websites where you can sell your skills or use the freelance economy from the condors. I think it's you deem why there's another one. It was a lot of ways to monetize hobbies now. Your job is more difficult so if you work for like let's say google or amazon. It might be even more difficult but where we have had success. Success is with people who are in part of a small business. Let's say fifty employees or less you approach your boss and say look. I will give you the same service. Perhaps even the better service. I will be working out of office. You know your home or your personal. You wanna be and i will save you money because i'm not gonna need workers compensation nation and all these other things that come with being an employer so the employer proposition is he saves money gets the same service. Your proposition is you're going to make more money because because now you can have more than one lawyer more than one client and you get kicked back in control of your time..