21 Burst results for "Eric Thomas"
"eric thomas" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai
"Every now and then i agree. Yeah like you know. We've gone through a year of deeming people. Let's let's pivot to just over. Just say whatever. You need to say at all times particularly over postcards. I'm a little worried about that is just playing some free association here. I feel like everyone is kind of preparing for slutty summer. And i feel like i'm like an innocent scared baby who is not prepared for the level of Jus- like raw vulnerability. That is about to be this summer. I know i think everybody's got real real big plans real hard plans real deep plans and It's it's a lot to negotiate. 'cause it's like a lot of it's like oh we're going to party all the time or or we're gonna hook up all the time or we're just gonna hug and cry and i'm like this is a really full agenda. I'm just not sure that. I'm i don't know i didn't rsvp for yeah. I feel like i'm going to be like shaking in a corner with a you know that gift of bethany. I keep thinking of like shaking and drank to drink a glass of water. Yeah but it reminded me of that thought was that i feel like that sense of just like maybe i should just put it all out like postcard my life. Be b ron sexual. Just go for it. Let the mail carrier it. I mean you might as well. Here's the thing. But like you know i came into this podcast with the with the question. What's the thing that i hate. Everybody else loves originally. It was going to be your instagram. Because wow i mean no offense like cake if you winnie the pooh pulling years very sexy. It's very frustrating to me. But then i was like do i hate it or love. It and i'm like this is getting complicated. I should probably say any of this. And here i am. We should have had you on so much sooner. Frankly for the state of my mental health. Well i thank you first of all second of all the premise of something that everybody else loves that you hate. I questioned that whether that fits in because let's not. Everybody is on board with my my thighs on instagram. I find that hard to believe i do. I actually i bid on the internet. So i believe that but i'm also sort of like no. This is an objective. Good you winnie the pooh poohing. Your little square cut briefs. Shut out of here. I'm obsessed with it because you're also not like gratuitous not like. Hey guys were on a journey together right right. It's you've got to everyday is a struggle but we're gonna make it. You're like hi. i look good. And i'm like tori agreed to spy. I'm trying to navigate these waters. Because they're new for me in my caption. i i never really been like a briefs percentage in my mind. Underwear has always covered up almost as much as what was over at and then tried to embrace that side and and let the girls breathe a little bit. It's a beautiful journey to watch. I'm very curious like. Are you learning new ways of moving through the world as you see people reacting to you in different ways or you are. You're like i'm doing the authenticity thing and this is just more skin with it. I was thinking about this earlier today. Actually i i. My approach historically has been. I like to present the worst version of myself the internet and then when people meet me in real life they'll think. Oh wow he's way. More put together than i actually thought so. It's always like. I like to set expectations very low and then try to live my life. You know better than how. I present it but now i think i'm more aware because i've been on like a fitness journey and mike. Okay i kind of like like in the way. I look rupaul. Has this thing has talked to drag. Queens. who are like you have to stop thinking about. Trying to like look sexy. You're never going to be like a good funny drag queen. If in the back of your mind you're always like okay. Do i look hot doing this. Now that is in the back of my mind. Wanna post this picture. But like do i look good in it and that should not be at the but it. It's definitely not your fault. It's the culture that is an interesting tension. I don't particularly deal with attention Unfortunately that's fine. That's fine all suffer. No i mean. I wish i did. I wish i was like. How do i look hot or door like funny. I'm like no. It's always just funny. But it's like i do find that fascinating and it's interesting. The people like you like you. Matteo lane joe. Kim booster who are very good at sort of being. Like i'm hot and funny. Isn't that interesting. But you're pulling from different pools you know it's like being hot is camp and so like if you like. How can you imagine. look. I'm showing you my nipple is that cream uh-huh uh-huh but like if you're serious about it. I don't know i'm going to stop. You know like i'm blowing smoke directly of your for no reason i need so i thank you. I don't know if it's very interesting. I guess it's also funny. You know being known for comedic content and then sort of showing up being. Like by the way i do have testicles like i always think about you know 'cause i've i have an audience who like drawn to me through my columns from my book Every once in awhile. Something that. I'm like saucy and i'm like did the people who came to me because i wrote about maxine waters Do they want to see like me in a speedo is probably probably yeah. It's interesting i mean this is. This is going to be a leap. But i feel like on a broader scale will no sex has experienced. Weeks is like you know so many people associated with old town road and this kind of like g. rated cowboy and he came out and was talking on satan which was amazing. But it's really not to defend himself by being like hello like has been me just under. Yeah it's like he's young. he's very successful like he's got back you logan eaten. Why wouldn't he be like. June is not all over for like no. We want you to wear a cowboy hat and sing my kindergarten class. What's out of out of character thing. This is incorrect. And if anything yeah we need to be celebrating the fact that we don't have to hear god damn town road anymore. Did he ever give a dollar remix. I don't think he did..
"eric thomas" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai
"Deep dive sprung from the fact that earlier this week. When i was doing my little workout just trying to lift my weights. Grow my ass yet again. I threw out my back. I also was doing some push ups with a personal trainer watching the form beautiful and yet somehow i fully kinked my neck to the point where i had to have a quote unquote emergency acupuncture Yeah so we're doing great. Yeah the unfortunate thing about my injuries that it was fully my fault fully. I will never take full responsibility for anything. I'll say that. Proudly but i did i had to i was i was bending down there. Were two seventy five pound dumbbells. Which i should never have been trusted with in the first place and that was the real mistake is that someone trusted me to do to seventy five pound dumbbells one hundred and fifty pounds. People do the math. Now thank you. And i had set them on the ground and i bent down to pick them up and i tried to like squat and pick them up with my butt and immediately i fell about about spot. That was backed up last year. Fucked up again and yes. It's a sick cycle. 'cause i guess apparently my spine is just made out of like soggy popsicle stick. I understand why my bones are not made of stronger. Stuff i will. I've said it before. I will say it again. My main exercise goal is to just make my muscle strong enough to hold up my skeleton and yet somehow that is still too much to ask and my body refuses to let it happen. Yeah i don't understand how our body is just the built for one purpose like the bones are supposed to be strong. The muscles are supposed to hold that up. Where did we go wrong. I guess a lot of ways. Yeah like so many. All i will say is that it is very important for me. As a homosexual to be able to arch my back my lower back should be able to be of full you in the position. You are a towel. I once again. Beefalo strikes again. I should be able to get through full cow. My belly button should be able to touch the ground. Ashley should be fully in the air. And that's yeah. That's what i'm going for next. I can't sleep through the night without urinating. Approximately once every ten fucking minutes and before you get at me. Anybody listening about my prostate okay. I'll have you know she gets regular massages. Innovate anything where s we would know about it. Okay so it is now prostate issue. You're a frequent urination especially when you are asleep. That's not how i wanted to say that to be perfectly clear. I'm not urinating in bed. Having to get up. Multiple times in the night is something that i feel was like stereotyped for quote unquote old people. But i was not aware that old started at twenty five. Like that doesn't seem fair and also doesn't seem old and those who are youthful shouldn't have to deal with shit like this. I'm not twenty five. But i also am not old enough to warrant the amount of times. Ip during the day also just putting that out it's unusual yeah literally in the pilot of golden girls. There's a joke about how they have to stop drinking any liquids at like five. Pm otherwise they'd be up all night which my doctor has recommended to me to not drink after like nine o'clock and i'm like a sip. What if i get thirsty it like how. How could it get worse. How could it get worse than this. If i am this way at twenty nine how what is going to happen. When i am fifty five i keep having to like experiments basically stopping drinking anything earlier and earlier. I mean famously. I know people will also be thinking. We'll not didn't you just say that you're trying to drink four leaders of water throughout the day. Maybe that's fucking y and yeah you be absolutely right. I have big jug water right here but the problem is how am i supposed to both drink a bunch of water and not be up all night. It's like you know you're solving one problem and on creating another real catch. Twenty two max. I can officially just no longer stand up from any sitting position without sounding like a moose in distress. I have wondered if this is one of those things that like is it that i actually need to express this feeling or did i just grow up with like my parents and other family members around doing this that i'm like this is just learned behavior. Maybe i do think. I feel like dad. Noises like a common thing which is an an older gentleman who sits in an armchair and makes a series of ground and grunts and coughs. And i don't feel like. I'm like learning that from anybody. I think it's just what happens to my my body. I just start making noises. I see i just everything everything her. You're like you can hear the sound of things like realigning or attempting to realign. When i stand up like the it sounds like i'm stepping on a box of spaghetti that i spill on the ground next. I'm officially at the age. Where like if i fall. There's really no guarantee that. I'll get back. I've seen two people fall in the park in the past week. One was a sweet old lady who just like fully domino d- down like didn't know bent knees like a dog came up behind her and she just domino fell down and then this morning another guy came behind him and he was knocked down and i was just like i'm next ruler threes. It's going to happen and it's not going to be pretty. What just came rushing back to me right now is a line from our stoned episode that you cut but i just remembered which is saying the one thing i miss most about. The pre pandemic world was watching people. Fall down escalators. I cut it because you went on for like five fucking about this. And insane. I i do. I do specifically recall seeing a woman fall down an escalator at penn station. And i if that happened to me like there's no way i would ever stand back up again. Irreversible damage foreshore. Let's see next. My say is just getting worse by the day. And i really refuse to accept that it's because i stare at a screen for twenty four hours consecutively like earth no part of my day. We're a screen is not involved in some way shape or form or multiple. Yeah usually at this point. I'm using one screen to deflect from at other screen. There's no point at which i'm not looking at blue light. Why are my glasses. So thick still okay. I feel like if we can make a one. Terabyte memory chip the size of a squirrel. Dick okay we can make my glasses thinner. I i completely agree. Especially when contacts exist like if you can fit all of that onto one single little disc that goes onto my eyeball. You certainly can make the glass thinner. Yeah exactly. I remember being so self conscious has gotten better even asked my prescription has gotten worse. Which is what happens easier lies. Your is just get lazy. I remember them telling us that it was like yet. Your eyesight will get worse every time after you after you get classes because your eyes get accustomed to the help and finally there's really just no telling when my digestive symbol fully turn against me. I would say we're not friends.
"eric thomas" Discussed on Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai
"That's a u. d. a. c. Why why unhappy. Our the show where we bitch about other things we to he every single week. I'm your host. Matt bella cy. I'm here in my home studio recording far far away from my producer. Barry sprinkle highbury heym. And how's it going. How's your week I don't know if people will be able to hear this probably not because professional microphone. That is very good at picking up my voice and nothing else which is why you get my nasal towns directly into your ears so beautifully but the ice cream truck has decided to park outside my window as it does on many days and as the weather gets warmer i get nearer to committing absolute felony murder at least thirteen fourteen floors up. I'm on the second floor. It's like the ice cream truck is in my apartment. I can never tell though based on. I guess there aren't a lot of others hall buildings in this direction. But sometimes i'm like does it actually amplify it because it's just bouncing off of i don't know how sound work i sure but i can tell you for a fact that it is way ladder in my apartment. Okay so now not only on finding the ice cream truck man. We are fighting each other. I will i will. I will weaponize ice cream and don't even try and stop me okay. I won't even ask you how you're doing because we're in a fight fine so we'll just get on with today's episode What's coming up today. We're gonna kick things up as always with worse things. I shot about the stupidest most ridiculous worse news of the week after that. We are diving deep.
How Can You Improve The Effectiveness Of Your Google Ads?
"Hey there eric j olson. I recently reached out to the folks over at rival digital our sister company and asked. Hey is there anything you think. I should address on the podcast and eric thomas. The president arrival digital said. Yeah i think it makes sense to talk about how your quality score in google's ads can improve if you have specific landing pages that are specific to the phrase being advertised in clicked on. This is a lesson learned that we've also taken over from array digital uber to rival digital with no of both companies. Now that you really actually you. Don't you do not want to drive traffic from google at or really any on add to a generic landing page. Ideally and this is what we do for a living here every different kind of message that you have in google or even a facebook ad when you click on it and you go to a web page a landing page you want that message to be carried over to that landing page and the more the better so if a particular specific word is used you know like when someone queries google when they search on google and then they get your ad if they see that word and then when they click on the go over to your website. Nfc that same word again if you can get tight and not only for one word but for loss of different highly variations of the ad. Herff it you want what. They searched for one they see in the ad and what they see in the landing page to all match and make says i mean. Think about it. If you're searching for abc one-two-three an ad comes up. That says something totally different. You're like that doesn't make any sense. But if the ad says abc one-two-three and you click on it and you go over to the landing page. The landing page says get abc. One two three like this is perfect for me. Make sense right what you search for is the idc and the ad dc takes you to a landing page says exactly the same thing. That's what google refers to as the quality score and you increase your quality score by making sure that messaging is consistent between what search for the ad and the landing page. A lot of people. Do make sure that the ad says what the actual query with the person entered. They make sure that it's pretty similar. But oftentimes they
"eric thomas" Discussed on The HeFluence Podcast
"Be leaders in business you know today it's kind of funny today is my spiritual father's birthday and my spiritual father I had him on my podcast the very beginning and and we all know this Eric Eric. Has talked before about spiritual fathers at he's had in his life and how much of an impact they've made and today I to impact I get to interview somebody that's impacted my life and my wife's like we were laughing about this today because every time we turn our TV on which we don't turn it on very much and and and Eric Eric has this joke about golf. So if you've ever listened to some of his videos, he said I'm not. Going to be playing golf anytime soon. So him and I laugh about that time 'cause I just came back from a trip I just got back. I played golf like every day for five days. Eric. So I thought of you I listen to you every single morning when I was when I was out there I got and I'll just tell you what I did. My wife paid for me to go on a trip by myself. It was it was playing for. Was it was just me and God and the golf course in the mornings, and then the rest of the Aspen time with a family Kurds, my Fa- I encouraged myself in the Lord and so today let me just tell you I. WanNa i WanNa share my version of of what I've taken from WHO Eric is a Eric's. He's a husband he he's a father. He's a father too many His kids are amazing people on, and that's because they've followed their father and he's and he's husband his wife. Is just a a an amazing person to from what I've got to and guys. It's Dr Eric Thomas. Right he's an author he's A. World renowned. He's a world renowned speaker It's funny. Lease an hour talking about the state every time we do turn the television on YouTube POPs up. we switched over to Youtube TV, and every time we pop up YouTube POPs up and it's Eric, it's every single time. It's Eric. Right. I know that brings joy to his heart knowing that every time we turn our TV on it's him that we get.
"eric thomas" Discussed on Homophilia
"Feed. Photoshop didn't file. Are you guys talk about having kids? We're not gonNA have gets now. We know there's too many of you talk. And that was that was like a first month of the relationship conversation that we had pretty fast. I mean I have five nephews. He has two nephews and a niece. Also the world is like overpopulated. Also like we have a pug and that's hard enough like we can lock her in our kitchen lever for twelve hours and not have to worry about or even that's hard you know. Stressful can't imagine a child like and then like you having to take doctor and school like it's just too much work plus like I love with my nephew's like I love playing with kids but my favorite thing is leaving at the end of the day you know. Yeah so yeah no children dogs roaming dogs smart and even like you know our pug is almost fourteen and she's having a lot of accidents in the house now and we have to take her to the doctor more and she's a lot of work so even after this we're GonNa take dog break for six months just to oh I thought you were gonNA say the opposite and get because we I mean they obviously is going to live forever but we do sometimes talk about just in case that we would want there to be an overlap that we want if we ever have another dog. We want that dog to know her. Well we didn't. Pugs are very jealous dog and they get depression and we didn't want her to get like when we would house sit other friends dogs with her. She would always like get this weird depressed like sit in a corner like giving up on main thing you know so. We didn't want her to be replaced or depressed after compete for anything But we are eventually going to get to pugs. Probably when we do get new dogs because a lot of folks are bonded like you can get him a rescues and stuff but they're always like brother and sister and they won't break up the pair so we'll probably get to. Pugs like six months to a year after Brad. It goes here to tell you you're going to do it so much more quickly. Everyone says if you make a month I'll be up before you got fan about six weeks. Yeah we found him. We found Finn like a month later as I say how long till you actually started looking. Yeah about a month and we we met a few letters and then it transpired that a dog that was related to our first one had a litter and it was like well. We got an elite and then we fell in love and I love it. I mean I grew up on a sheep farm so we always had tons a sheep tons of chickens. Tens of Dogs Barn cats like animals at the House animals at the barn. Like you know everything. I had a couple of rats like we had everything so I can't imagine not having animals Dodo video. Exactly exactly we did so. We had two horses for a while until one of them but my mom and she got hurt really bad so we got the horses. We had one pig for a while. We had one Turkey until the Turkey attacking my dad and we got rid of that Turkey. We just had like a lot of one offs. We had one cow for a long time. become.
"eric thomas" Discussed on Homophilia
"Data reason. Yeah I mean when the billboards I came out before anything and and she was on the billboard just like they. Somebody approved that wig and then they just went with it. It's so bad but it's let's be fair. It is hard to go up against that. I kinda head of hair right. I mean literally probably the most famous hair of our time our time like. Why didn't Greece Dire? Do you think she was filming a movie at the same time to or something or just didn't want to but I also think like a lot of them wear wigs for for Just time-saving purposes. It's just like Instead of spending an additional two hours on on I I could see that. But Not Jen Jen not our And then I really WANNA watch the circle. I'm GonNa haven't started it yet okay. I don't watch a Lotta reality shows but that one I don't either. That one was fun. Yeah it was a lot of fun. Have you watched any of the English ones because starting out right it did have yet to get? You'd probably probably up to like I don't know what a VPN is. Yeah like But yeah no the the American is fucking great and I am not giving anything away when I say that the character you will end up loving most works at oil can Harry's in venture would want but they shot it in Chicago in England. I think shot in the same building as they did. This American version is they shouted in English England. Shot Chicago for the exteriors. Wow for for like the establishing the building is in England and yeah and this this guy works. It can't Harry's and he promises that after the the press blitz of the show. He will be back. Oh what did he do the bartender? Wow Yeah we have a whole mafia me or I meet in Greece all my God have you. Have you been there? I've never been you've I know I like. I wonder if he served me now. I need to watch yes I recognize. Are you a regular? Maybe like twice a year. Someone inevitably someone always has either an after party or birthday party. There it's always a group out and people I don't think he'd go there by yourself on a date. Right now But Yeah I used to live in. Sherman Oaks Elementary Ho now but I used to live in Sherman oaks and then went maybe kind of regularly awesome the only gay bar over there all right. So it gives to be the hub. Doubt that little strip on Ventura used to have like four. Yeah and it was more happen than West Hollywood. Yeah so you live in Waco desert happily married man. Yes what is your relationship to the the bars in the clubs? And how often are we seeing? You won't I do stand up and so I do a lot of shows at bars there But I'm doing a show. I don't really go out like we don't go out at all really and if we do it's usually like. Akbar your maybe precinct like we're more like east side downtown people Just because we hope it's too crowded but it's also really touristy you know and it just always feels like kind of gross yeah But yeah so like we realize now when I was single. Because I've lived here for Thirteen Years Robin I've only been together for eight so when I was single and dating and stuff I mean that was the place to be officially in two thousand seven. Two Thousand Eight. Oh yeah there. Weren't I think. Obviously Act Marks. But there were no. There's no downtown gazing at all. What was that Bar on coin? That was like Gold Coast. Oh spotlight spotlight off. I love divey bars. Dive bars like the older the clientele the better. I love that I just love that. Shit and so. Yeah we spotlight spotlight to set. The scene was a gay bar in Hollywood Black Black Black like you like leather curtains so natural like come in there. Were no windows where there were no windows And it it felt like it was full of people who got gay in prison. Yes you know what I mean. Yeah it was not it wasn't it was not cheerful at all. It felt like a bar that a lot of people are on their way out. If you know what I'm saying like it just felt like people were probably of this life slowly dying because they were in their eighties. But I think I want to say that it had historical significance as like the first gay bar or the first drag bar. It had something amount and so that always made me really happy to go there too. But now it's like one of those super fancy announced the Dream Hotel. What this town is changed? So when how did you rob me? Scruff women on scruff. And it's so funny because So I I'm not ashamed of Dick Pic I think they're you know God's gift to the world But so rob whiffed at me on a Friday night at like midnight We were both drunk. I had just gotten home from a party and then so I wanted him back. You know if you don't know scruffy Wolf people you don't bug or whatever And then he said you're cute and then I said you're cute and then we both kind of just like fell asleep. We didn't talk anymore next morning. Saturday morning we woke up and I had a message from him and he was like. Hey sorry about the drunken wolf or whatever and I was like no you really cute and then we text all day long like all day Saturday. And then I had a show Saturday at the comedy store that I didn't really want to do and he lived in West Hollywood By the store and he was like. Do you want me for coffee and I was like yeah would love that and because I had a show it was an easy out if coffee was really bad so we met for coffee and then we ended up talking for like almost four hours in this coffee shop. I totally blew off of the show and And I was like. Oh this guy has really great. But I'm six seventy. He's five four. He's very tiny and I almost didn't meet him because profile said he was five four and I was like what am I doing? I can't do this. This is GonNa be just a joke but I so glad I did. Because he's amazing so then Sunday. We chatted all day long again texting and then he was like. Do you WANNA go an official date Monday night and I was like sure so we went to doboy on third Which was like our favorite restaurant and until abundant. It's gone because that was like our anniversary restaurant every year. You know and like our birthday like we would go for like birthdays and stuff. I love that place and and we've been together every day since for eight years. Ever since that day we never once sent a dick pic to each other never once. Isn't that too late? Sometimes I think about him. Wouldn't it be fun to spice it up and send it and I'm like no? He's probably at work in a meeting right now and it will pop up on our own everything. Nobody needs that. How quickly did you become committed? like lesbian fast. So this was the day before. Britney spears birthday in December and then we And that's how we remember anniversary which makes it easier. And then so that was the first weekend of December and then we moved in together the first day of August so we weren't really fat but we said I always. I can never remember if we said boyfriends first and then we said I love you or if we love you first and then boyfriends but I want to say a week later we said boyfriends and then like two weeks later we said I love you or maybe it was the opposite. I don't remember but it was really fast. We dot we deleted grinder scruff in my car together. One night after a date maybe like four or five days after we met only they went so fast. And we've never broken up. We've never had like a really bad fight that were like walking out at each other like it's just like crazy perfect. I mean yeah I mean. Obviously it's been hard we've had fights and stuff like that but yeah it's just been really creepy great and we work really well together. I think one of the things is that he's a producer commercials for video games but other than that he has no connection to the entertainment industry. Like nothing like it doesn't understand doesn't want to be an actor. I WANNA be famous. Doesn't want to be anything. He doesn't even like it when I like post his picture on instagram. And I think that's really really helped us as a couple. I couldn't imagine dating another comic. I'd probably just be jealous. The whole time freak out you know they'd be gels probably well thank you and then winded marriage. How did marriage enter the conversation? Oh because of health insurance and the law so I needed health insurance and he's always had amazing health insurance but then also we were gonNA like get Overturned again or whatever so we were like we just got into this. You know. We've never had a ceremony. We just did people work wise and we always say like if we like strike it rich will eventually have a full like Reception and ceremony and invite people get presents like. We never did that so yeah I would imagine your friends and family are like ways that yeah. It's so funny my mom Who Up until recently like I was with rob still would sometimes be like? Oh I just wish you had met the right girl like we'll just like casually come out in conversation but yeah of until Saint Louis. Saint Charles it is. It is yeah. We had a very interesting Christmas this year. That we we knew that like trump and stuff was gonna come up you know and then somehow it turned to like race and then we just had to leave the dinner table weekend because my husband's half Mexican so as as my sister-in-law's mother would say he's the good kind. You're like what Linda you can't say that you know. And so yeah. That's the Salem us. So what what was coming out. Like in that in that part of the world in what years were you. Let's say in high school. I was in high school. I graduated in ninety eight okay And then I went to school in Cape Girardeau at Southeast Missouri State University. And the first week in the dorms also. I'm really young for my grade so I was seventeen for like two weeks. My birthday's August. Twenty six so. I was like seventeen for two weeks in the dorms for turned eighteen but like pretty much as soon as I got in the dorms. I was like I'm I'm back like I think everyone does and then I was. I was bad. Whatever for like two years and then I studied abroad in London and when I went to London I fully came out of the closet like I was just like. I'm in London. I know no one here. I'm just going to be all the way gay and see what it's like and it was amazing and I came back and I I was like oh I can't. I'm not fully out here like I have to go back in the closet. Surrogate super depressed. And then yeah and then one night was home alone with my mom like later. I was like medicated. Depressed like I was like Jeff Past. I'd lost a bunch of way like I wasn't eating. It was bad and my Mama was home alone with me and she just random issues like is the reason you're depressed because you're gay and it was just scream crying and it was like. I said maybe we ended up talking all night and she was like. I don't care like my mom's sisters lesbian her cousin we call him uncle Robbie but he's my mom's cousin like he is gay in New York and I think I really think that my dad's brother is gay but he's ever come out of the closet and My mom was like I don't care like I've told her brothers they're married. They have kids like she's got grandkids. She's got daughter-in-law's like she's you know she's like I don't care it's fine. She's like I love you so still occasionally wishes you've got the right. Yeah but in general like weird things about that like she thought all gay people get AIDS like she thought. That's what how it worked. She's not was are so she was really. She was really sad that I was going to get it. Smells like Mama's not how she was genuinely sad. She was like I just. I just don't want you to Hayden too high and I was like that's how it works on. Yeah get it in the mail. A Lotta Lotta educated reverse educated parents. You know But Yeah my but now that Robson the picture like my dad loves him more than he loves me like he'll call me and ask what Rob's doing and like how. Rob Is my sister-in-law's like my nephews. They all call him Robin and my nephews love him and jump all over him and stuff like that. So yeah it's been it's been really fun but we definitely get nervous like rob is born. Vegas and grew up in Palmdale which second hour north of La and then he went to USC so he's been in southern California's whole life pretty much. He's definitely afraid of St. Louis there's nowhere in Missouri. He's not afraid of doesn't matter if it's like even in like central West. Which is the gay neighborhood. He's always just a little scared because he's afraid.
"eric thomas" Discussed on Homophilia
"Loop on the side was aware and then I went shopping with urban outfitters and I was like. Can you help me get a like? I don't know I don't know what to do. Oh it's so stressful. It's so stressful. And then on top of it I it sounds like you are the same. I haven't worked in an office in one hundred thousand years so so even just a very simple thing. Like how loudly should I be speaking? I'm thinking of every single thing I can do and say at every single moment. It's exhausting. Yeah Yeah I feel the exact same way. I'm just like oh it's because the culture I was like now everyone's working remotely and we were on Zoom Together the other day and like I got to like see everybody interacting and I was like. Oh I'm just I'm aware man who occasionally sends gifts to the Slack Channel And like oh I gotTA figure out how to operate within this general offering work. I go I think there is a table. We moved floors in the hearst building And I think because I'm on payroll They the whoever was assigning Desks assigned me a desk. And so I have a desk of their And you know they use a for a pudding like male and free cell phone But it's a nice table like it's one of those. It can turn into a standing desk presser at like the little button. It was so nice and I was like I knew I wouldn't go to New York just to stand at this desk that's assigned to me. That's all I want. Yeah Yeah I just chatting. I used offices of people who have been laid off. When I'm there. What was your. What was your coming out. Experience like in your and did it happen in your in that school that you were discussing eight. Didn't know like I mean I guess I guess I started having nascent ideas about that. I was gay There and then there. There was a student who came my senior year. Who was like one like like he was like a character on like a like a like Kirk from Glee. I'm GONNA say a more clear way. He was he was very buoyant. He Dress Burger well And if like you put them into a like a show now you'd be like that's this isn't offensive characterization. This is just who he was. You know he was just a big person Big Personality who address released nause you wear like suits invest to school and we. We had no dress code So he stood out and so we start up a friendship. And like I remember Ricky Martin was on the I believe the American Music Awards and This guy called me at my house that night and he was like turn on the television. There's this man and something's happening and that's all he could get out and turned it on. And we watch Ricky Martin Performing Living La Vida loca and we both were like. Oh Oh I none. I know so the different about myself now. It was like that moment. Where if back to the future? Where like Chuck Berry's Cousin Calls Chuck Barriers? Like listen to this sound but of the sound was are are are huge gayness rolling over us And so the next day we were talking about it excitedly and he was like you can be gay for Ricky Martin. I was like I think I might be gave Ricky Martin too but just just ricky Martin you know and like what's fair. What does that mean like like anyone wants to be gay FRIKKIE MARTIN? You're allowed And that was as far as I would like let myself go And then college it sort of like became a little bit more than I like. I like I started like dating a boy and then I freaked out a lot. So it's just like all these weird incremental Moments I instead of just one thing I was like. I'm getting. I gotta tell everybody you know. I didn't have a conversation. My parents for years and years and years Because I was afraid afraid what they would say what? They were saying And I regret that because you know robbed us both of of an experience with each other But yeah it was just so many. Little was tiptoeing to align And standing on that line until I couldn't possibly stammer anymore and then I had to keep moving forward But Yeah I think back. I'm like if I had just been like gone to school and been like the the announcements time like excuse me announcement. I am gay for Ricky Martin and also for most of you. I just loved it. His phone call was something's happening. Yes that's a perfect way to put it like. Yes it's in the air and it's happening right here and right there and just it's happening. Yeah and where where is where is he now? I don't know we sort of had a little bit of a falling out In High School That'll happen. Yeah you know because I think he wanted to actually be like but yeah he wanted to be more open about like like being sort of like into each other figuring things out and like I was like Nah not and So I looked at Lincoln a couple of years ago. So he's doing fine. He's got a job but I I don't I don't know I can't get an email. Facebook message him like Am. I might self-isolation mania like hello. What's going on? Something's happening a couple of weeks. And you might really might Our Eric Thomas. The book is called here for it. I'm I'm so. Is there for the book? So here for you Thank you for doing this. Even though you are two famous for this podcast. That is absolutely not true. It's true we gotta get yourself on House Party. Let's continue this conversation. Yes absolutely yes. Thank you so much I really appreciate. I Love Homophobia. Thank you thank you for doing this. Element Buzzer A. We're back with todd masterson. Hi.
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"Bonanza. That's Bananas Spelled Correctly B. O. N. A. is we're back. And we're back Eric. Thomas Eric Very Own. How long have you and your husband the married we've been married? I'm looking at a three Almost four years we were married in October. Two Thousand Sixteen. Ooh How did how did you meet? I Love I love talking about how he met. It's like so annoying because like why we met in person which is very rare And I like I'm a little bit sad about it because I love the road like the Weird Romance of APPs Which is like w thinks that like. Nobody's like Oh man we're gonNA like meet the perfect guy on Grindr but I'm like I wish I met the perfect grinder But I was so. He's a pastor and we were He was on a panel that I hosted Or that I moderated at the LGBT community center in Philadelphia it was like a bunch of people different people of faith and they asked me to moderate for reasons. I'm still confused about 'cause I didn't at that point I didn't go to church and I didn't have any relationship to this panel of they asked me to do it He was so captivating that I just like inorder everybody else. And just talk to him. The entire time the entire panel And afterwards I asked him. You know I was like what's your deal. You know. We should hang out. I was like I couldn't figure how to flirt with a pastor so I was like I would have come to your church which is not what you say to flirt with a pastor because then he's immediately like. Oh this is there's a boundary here and I have never met a boundary So he handed me his business card which is like church email address on it and I was like I can't send nudes to a church so confused about what we're supposed to do here but the thing that I didn't know is that prior to the reason that he agreed to be on the panel is that he had seen me hosting a storytelling show that I host called the Moss and The accuweather with one of his one of our our for our friends now and his friend was like Oh you should marry the host. He's cute which is great and I like to always add that in I'm and And David my husband was like. Oh I can't marry him. He's famous for me. Which is my favourite opinion about me. I'm too famous for things so anyway Couple months go by and then he Came to a one one person show. I was doing About how single I was and how I was also looking for looking for a boyfriend in a relationship with God and then this pastor showed up and I was like okay. Well here you are. And then we went on four dates and five days. And I think I'm married. Where'd you go I Where do we go? I was first state. Oh this is a good question. Oh we went to this talion the little Italian restaurant very homey. Sorry here like the trash truck outside And the ambiance of daily life right it'll society continues without me And it won't just cute little Talia restaurant very homey and we just talked about We just talked about like a dinner parties and like the like the sort of a a theory around dinner parties and how like everything happens A around the table you know And a is because we were this homey restaurant and also because we just sort of also trying to set intentions for each other like we both wanted to live lives where we were in community with people that we loved and we're making community and I was really it's really important to me to eat constantly And so a night at across there are third day was to the Harry Potter Festival Which is the thing that happens in Chestnut Hill In Renton just north of Philadelphia and David looks a bit like Harry Potter. He's got round Boy's face and he had curly brown hair at the time and And glasses and so he he loves Harry Potter. And he's like. Oh this thing they like you can ride the regional rail up there and they have quidditch and you need and all these things and so I was great so I'm wearing jeans and Hoodie because I'm at the time like thirty two thirty three years old And he shows up in his full graduation gown And with a a scar like lightning bolt scar above his eye and And and a What's the House Griffin door scarf? But he dressed in full costume and I looked at each other across the the train platform where we met. And we both were thinking like. I've miscalculated. What this situation and is he similar age ranger. He's he's five years older than me. Yeah okay okay. Yeah so still a very much kronman in Harry Potter. Just the grown not gonNA adult confines dressing like Harry Potter. It's really sweet. It was really love it when you in those early days when you're still getting comfortable with each other it. Did you ever feel the need to sort of edit yourself or I'm just sort of imagining myself in your shoes and being on a date with pasture feels intimidating? Well yeah like like maybe there were initially some like some questions like the questioner like can I curse around this person but like then he would hers and I'd be like great. This is fine but even like after we've been dating for a while they're still be points where I would like. You know like maybe not dropping f-bomb at home And then I just realized like curse more than him. It's okay it's not like you know he's like very pious but he's very liberal and like he's a part of of the Presbyterian Church And so I realized that I was coming from a super conservative. Super Constrictive Church upbringing and he just didn't have any of those parameters in his life. And so like you know. He's he's very like a politically liberal and like You know his interests of the queer politics he's like you know we we have. We have similar understanding of like how we exist in. The world is queer people so like I became very very clear very early that like I didn't actually have to be anymore. I do that to be a good person and did your or. How did your relationship to God evolve as your relationship with him evolved? I think that's I mean you know that's a question we've gotta locks. I write about him in my book. A Lot And read about faith and it's something that like if I were writing this as a fiction I think I would have found myself like in harmony both with God and with like with a love relationship at the same time instead it's sorta exposed Sort of put into a different light for me. How much church is just another form of Manage Structure So I don't know like I don't really go to church that often to his church because it's Kinda just like watching him at work you know I tell people it's like well you know it's like if he was a bank teller like watching process loans and count money And I stress stressed about like Like all the. He's reading atrocious. Like running a small nonprofit so.
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"I'll go. Yeah I saw macy gravy every day and I was like this is great. She's GonNa do a quick our. I'll sit the entire time and then go home. I was macy holding up. She's great she was really really good. She didn't do. She didn't do most of her hits She didn't relating to a psycho Patrick. Literally twelve minutes I lost my entire mind. I was like this is so good everybody. There was like in their forties and fifties and I was surprised because I assumed I was like eighteen. When like when The it came out erm maybe nineteen And so a couple of younger winter I album came out and I was like oh I thought her fan base was all like like sad teenage boys in the nineties. And I'm like my friend who I went with. No I think she was probably played on like adult contemporary for people. Who had josh back then did not know what's not aware Back to Duleep. Ah for a moment Your take on good in bed that seems to be the most polarizing psalm from future nostalgia and we'll open this up to the whole table matter. You heard the the new dual I just listened to it but I don't know what song you're talking to the second to last one. That doesn't sound like the rest. Oh Yeah See. It didn't really make an impression the last two the last thing I don't like And the yeah. I don't really honestly I feel like bad. I don't even have a hot. Take him sort of like no. I don't know it didn't it didn't do anything for me I I I believe it was Louis. Retell who described it as a little Mirasi and he's not wrong but it's grown up that's ground. I don't think that's what she was doing for. You does have that Lily Allen Kinda you know It's not exactly right for her but it has grown on me well and it's interesting because so much of the album sounds mostly album. Does actually honesty sound like a future. Sex love sounds to me or like a little like ten billion In general And so it's Oh and also like very sort of Is it now in brilliant. I don't know is how it feels very nostril. Jack To me But it also every every track is like a little reaches seems to me reaches for different artists. Which I think is really cool and interesting lover. really this is. Oh sorry go ahead no no I just I. I liked the singles when they came out and a sort of grabbed me and then the rest of the album was fine which is on tape. But I what I was GonNa say is that I think right now I feel I almost feel like the real icons have a responsibility to give us like. I feel like every on of its time I know. She thinks she's not actually doing like real relief. Work and stuff which I salute her for but yet muscle like we need your album beyond say even Brittany. I need something of that magnitude Ray. Has that disco album that she buried in her backyard. She was get a shovel and get it out like we need that if not now win. Hello I mean I The new story that I came out in the last week that I was like I cannot wait to read. Eric's take can brittany run the hundred meters faster. Oh my God I love that. Yuck I love what I love about. That story is that like it. It's very much like the her iconic tweet. Where she's like she's she has something about like world hunger or something and then she's like disabled like Lady Gaga. She's interesting artist and like it's totally like like her way like her way of phrasing. Things removed from context becomes just like rage and so like you read her instagram posts where she's like Iran. This Iranian really quickly ran a five minute Whatever she ran and the the one hundred meter dash and like. It's very easy to see how one gets there And how she got there. But I don't think Britney is running one hundred meters. I think I'd like but I also at all and also she. What else does she gotTa do like? She's like look on my Vegas House or wherever she lives and every day I trade. I'm like great. That's me three me in one hundred days of like I also ran hundred meters around my living room. It was just one of those that I saw and like the Times that we're living in our so utterly bizarre that it was like Britney Spears says she ran the hundred meters and I was like And it just it didn't even it didn't even stick. Yeah Yeah. The content is rushing if Britney says sometimes I run sometimes hide on my great. You already said when someone tells you who they are you believe them exactly the first time. Yeah Bernice do anything. That's absolutely right. Let's take a quick break and we'll be back should folk zits me. Don't Wilcox poet laureate of the West..
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"In our house and I. It's it's weird to say this because I was a F- fanatic wizard as kid so I have of course also latched onto the whizz and a very young age. But like it's it does hold up better than the wizard of Oz in many ways. I think so too like. I think it's doing a lot. You know they're trying to do this. Commentary on being black in the seventies on top of this like super soul gloss on the wizard of Oz but like the whole pieces just so the swing so big. They're like yeah okay. I I'm still into this. This is great as one of the best What else have you been finding comfort in watching listening to reading? Oh Man I like so I have to say everybody is talking about the show tiger king and I'm like the one person who has not watched it. I'm like I don't know I don't know but I have a recent decided to start binge watching the morning show on Apple. Tv Oh yeah like my mammy Kanchi. Just perk all the way up. Are you Branston calendar here? I full office tour of the Gen Memorabilia in my home but okay so i WanNa know what you think about that. Because I I'm obsessed with this show like it so I was like I don't know I don't know I don't know and then I watched it and I was like Oh. Jennifer innocent is furious constantly. She has this fade. Done away. Doing Joan Crawford talking to the Pepsi executives moment where she like curses out the whole board of whatever her network is you. You'd be a I think it's called Like she's it's so refreshing to see her fully lean into a completely different characterization then she's known for and just like. I really like the show. I don't know why because it. It feels to me. Sometimes I get. It's a little bit of like a dark comedy like succession and sometimes it's like I know. Sometimes it's good. What the good fight. Where or the good wife slash fight where it's like we're topical and we're working through different challenges but I'm obsessed with it. I Dunno I presume you are as what flew all the way through it as quickly as I could you know devoured it and and felt similarly about Are you watching little fires everywhere by? Yeah Yeah Yeah I was okay. So I've always seen the first episode of that but I'm also equally obsessed one because it's like a ninety s fiesta. Like they are there like if they're nineties reference can make every three seconds. We're going to do it. and recess great and Kerry Washington's. Great Yeah I felt similarly about both of them were there are times where I'm like. I have no idea what the what I'm watching but I it goes down so easy and it just looks so beautiful that I'm just you know N. Yeah there's a real it's so interesting there's a real glossy nece And that this is not a film maker so I don't know this is not a technical term. But they're like the. The static is so pleasing For the morning show particularly That it just like it feels good to put into my eyeballs. Which is really nice. Yeah Yeah Women. Drinking wine is my favorite television. John My Gosh. Yeah and he anytime. I can get that. I'm happy. So I understand Eric. Your trepidation about taking on tiger king because it is so Gross and everyone on it you can tell even before you've seen a single frame of it. You can tell that every single person on it is going to discuss to you in some unique and specific way But but it's it's interesting. It's worth it. It's worth it I we. We are finding that we can through a maximum of one episode at a time. Okay okay like I. It seems it feels like the way people are talking about. Feels like the podcast s town which I was really into but it was also. It took me a while to get through because I was like this is these are people who are. There is a darkness here We'll say I'm I'll probably get to it But yeah like I duNNO I. You know I've been I just got My husband I I just got my husband into our watching fleabag and so He watches TV much. Slower than I do and so he'll be like okay. We'll watch one episode tonight. I'm like what do you mean one episode? We're GonNa Watch the whole season tonight Yeah but yes. We watched season one Two weeks ago and season two last week and like he was like this is the best show when I was like I know. Welcome to two years ago. Yeah but it's so good so it's really. Yeah absolutely brilliant. This has nothing to do with anything. Eric but I just wonder if you have any insight on it because it popped into my head last night and now I can't stop thinking about it How do you think Richard Simmons is right? Oh that's such a concussion so glad you Okay 'cause I honestly like I for whatever reason I was thinking about that recently. Myself I there's a couple of celebrities who I'm like. Oh I wonder I was also thinking about little Richard also just like all ritual. Yeah sending blessings out tall richards in the world I don't I I the document or the PODCAST Did Not leave me feeling like Richard. Simmons was in a good space It feels very much like until right. Now I'm like okay like if probably doing okay because we all need to sort of just like stay in her houses that seems to be you know What he's doing but I just like I don't know that the people around him have interest in mind and I don't know how to help him. That respects you and I can't go fun. Rescue Richard Simmons. If he knows. What's happening right now? I think we're all living a version of the life that he's been living for years. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. Well it's like it's very possible. Yeah that he is just fully like somebody has The news from eleven years ago on just on a loop. Yeah he just thinks that. That's what's going on which I mean. I guess it's not a terrible way to be like. I often ask myself. You know I try to be off of social media weekends And really does feel like putting myself into an isolation chamber. I always feel I always feel. I'm like Oh it's Saturday. I'm not going to be on twitter and then literally like six o'clock pm. Like I tweeted my entire DEG You woke up. I was like good morning ladies But I do feel like there. Is something really beautiful about Just sort of being disconnected for just a minute. You know whatever's going on with With like Shelley duvall like you know like maybe like there's a little bit of relief from the anxiety that we're all feeling although I do think that you know the trade off of captivity by your assistance is not good so it's not and I'm sorry to go. Can we go just go back is something going on with? Shelley duvall that. I'm not aware of or is that. Just a arbitrary. No I believe so Yeah I duNno I see. This is one of those weird little pop culture things where I'm like in my head and I'm like is this show but yeah I was like there is something going on with. Shelley duvall and I don't know more very very very mentally ill and she went on Dr Phil. Yes a couple years ago Because somebody told her to do that and it was a terrible idea. And she's she. I think it's just severe schizophrenia. Okay okay so I don't know that she's like in any kind of captivity unless she's you know in a facility or something but Richard Simmons lives to heal. You know what I mean like. This is if ever there were his his moment. This is it. Yeah no size anteks during Hurricane Katrina but they healed me personally right right and like I mean everybody who knows how to do a work from home. Workout is experiencing a resurgence so like this. Yeah this is ultimately his moment You know it's like that what's that mean. You know the minute we needed him. The most he disappeared He disappeared but yeah like I mean I feel like antibody people must be chomping at the bit to like get zoom in his house and just be like Richard Davis something giveaway or something. Give us give us his leg. Lift Richard the outcry that that resulted from that podcast. I I find hard to believe that he wouldn't catch wind of that and be like okay. I'M GONNA make one statement or I'm GonNa do I'M GONNA send one video to the fans or something. He'll he would think I one of my big questions. I'm very looking forward to becoming like famous. Beyond my wildest imagination and then being a bamboozled by my assistance And I think my biggest question is like at. What point do you sort of seed responsibility for Keeping your keeping yourself up-to-date and keeping yourself like on on the beat you know and like I because it does feel like I'm constantly googling myself at some point like I guess Richardson. Mrs Like you'll tell me if there's news about me and that's got to be. I don't know what that negotiation is. That's strange to me. There's beauty it in a strange way. I mean after a certain point. What do you want except to live in the beautiful home that you've created your air and just never leave any doubt? Nice meals that somebody else cooks you. That's true and it's slowly poisoning you then you know that's the trade off right. What does feel like I have some concerns similarly about Britney Spears but I feel like she has really like embraced this Seating of control? Just sort of you know and I don't think it's good for her. I don't know I'm not an expert. But she does seem to be like. I'm living my little in my fancy castle I have thoughts that I put on the Internet. They're not censored in. I do fashion shows and that seems like a great life speaking of Britney who who are your sort of pop icons Oh do I have them when God of black and I'm gay I better Jesus. I'm huge beyond say fan. I'll part of high I'll do anything For beyond say I think about like I really feel that moment. There was a moment in the mid nine or two thousand where It was beyond says. I am Sasha fierce came out and then future sex love songs came out Or maybe it was the orders reverse and then everything was being filtered through glee and feels like that is where my brain got stuck And I'm like I just live there like covers of pop songs and anything beyond say puts out Usually on a fan I just think is so smart and I love. Every album is play beginning to end. But really it's just she's just like here's your Bob and then do you want other music. Fine okay But just like got a single and a and a perspective and that's that I actually I I. I'm really into Duleep. His new album and it feels like opposed saying that but like I really do like it. And it has. Has that feel where you listen to the songs in immediately your skin is slick with a little bit of sweat and like like summer grit and like everyone's wearing tank top and like you know there's an everybody is a potential hookup? It's like I feel like literally like thirty years younger What I listened to it. I'm just like Oh man I'm GonNa go dance on a roof. I'm like Eric. You never going to be a roof again in your life. It is the perfect. Well I mean I do wish that we could be in a club together dancing to it but in every other way it is the perfect record for right now and I'm so jealous of Of the young ace. Yeah I am too I like and I like I like my life right now. You know like I'm thirty eight and I'm like you know things are good but like I really do miss. That sort of hectic sort of chaotic Sort of sad period. Where you're like you know you're out every night and like And there's a million boys honors a million possibilities in every song as your song And I and you have the energy. I don't have the energy to like stand up concerts anymore. I'm just like is it seated. Then I'll go. Yeah I saw macy gravy every day and I was like this is great. She's GonNa do a quick our. I'll sit the entire time and then go home..
"eric thomas" Discussed on Homophilia
"I'm looking at operas. What are you seeing there well It's Kinda the same beardie. Gay guys and Brechin Meyer. That's strange I don't know what I don't know what I'm doing to to bring Brechin Meyer into my you know. I'm not complaining that track. Follow you breaking Meyer. Why not there? It is done. I'm so glad we got to that. It was important well. Yeah in the meantime enjoy our Eric. Thomas and art and Todd masterson We are back with our Eric. Thomas Hello I'm happy to be here. How are they never better? I in my living the best version of my life Within the confines of my own home I love seeing your name especially in this context because it sounds like we're calling you our eric. Thomas like collectively the Air Thomas. I love that. Yeah like it's very. It's very sort of like. I am like a part of a socialist structure. I just belong to the people One of my like my an ex girlfriend of mine I like was like Oh I feel like it's our it's our Eric I belong. You belong everybody and I was like Oh. I'm stealing bad. So that's all. My hands are now are Eric I. It's it's kind of just become the brand the brand. Listen to me disgusting. Now you got it. Listen do it get into it. You you are America's next global brand great. Yeah that's that's going so well for for being here Stop on your book tour. Thank you thanks for having me. Yeah it's It it moved from being in person to being a book tour that happens completely from my study Which is great for me. Because I don't like wearing pants just here in my I actually am wearing my macworld and underwear words specifically for this Love it because I can speak to the comfort and durability. They're not even just saying this. They're like my favorite their favorite underwear of you. I hear every time I put them on. I hear Your Voice Dave Because I use the code like it's ridiculous. I feel like such a weird fan but I'm like I'm wear your underwear. Oh I love it. I love it adds this week we can just replay this Donna interview. I just took off the Mac. Walden sweatpants to put on Khaki pants to feel as though I am on the job. So are you okay? So you're one of those people who dresses for work from home. I mean kind you can see me. I'm in a long t shirt and Khakis that you can't say but I do try being pajamas all day. Yeah what about you will you will it? I agree lately I have been trying to put on a a pant with a button and a Zipper who are working from home just to sort of get into that metal space. I will admit today because I was in such a rush. I am wearing gym shorts. And you deserve better Eric. Note But yeah you're completely pants? Lewis other than your Mac. Wellman's right now. Yeah Yeah I may like well okay. Yeah because I work from home all the time and and I've been working from home for like two years so I don't have any good habits whatsoever like I'm completely chaotic And so like I can't ever make myself get dressed even like moving to zoom. I never do you know 'cause I just I write all day until like moving to zoom. Meetings has been destructive. I'm like oh I should wear a shirt I should like. Should people are going to see me like it's like? I'm like I put on. I'm not wearing pants by wearing like a little bit of conceal her. So this is that's where we are with like Saturday where your home study? Looks Very Cozy. What are thank you yeah. We we have this wall of of books I always wanted a beauty and the beast bookshelf like library situation. So this is like the beginning of that you know who has a beauty and the beast bookshelf or library is ny Shamlan Pennsylvania. Yeah Yeah he's Gorgeous House in Pennsylvania didn't event there once I'm just going to drop that And thus and his wife his wife they have a foundation and his wife was telling us that she you when he first started out. He like look. I'm not I'm not a great bed. I WANNA BE Director. I don't know if this is gonNA work out but if I do become successful I promise you gonNa build you a beauty and the beast library. And she's a great all I want and so like you know. He became an my shamlan in like they have this beautiful huge huge room. That looks just like the beating the best library but like you know. Brown took the modern age. It's really gorgeous Landau. So that involves ladders on castors whatever. Yeah yeah like a spiral staircase. These huge float like two story Florida's ceiling window outlook. It's stunning it's real and I don't feel like it's like inappropriate. Say 'cause I has a key as events there all the time you know. It wasn't like he was sure coming in my house. Don't tell anybody to me tonight. You know he wants this out there the IB. I hope his house and just run. Your fingers across the spines of somebody must be like thousand books. It's wild south Michael Eric. You do a column in L. Called Eric reads the news which is indispensable it makes the news actually funny and and Cathartic what What have you read recently? What's what's stuck in your craw this this particular week. Oh my Lord you know. It's really hard like this has been really weird with like pulling things out of the news to make fun of Because nothing's funny yeah I like what do you do when we're in such dire? Well you know rations last week I'm reading a lot of our working from home And then there was some penguins who got to roam free in the Chicago Zoo and I was like these people. These penguins are my like icons but mostly I've been we've been doing. We started a new series Called Remote rewind where I watch Different genres of movies and Write about them. Through the Lens of like our present moments I read about Rom coms a two weeks ago. 'cause EVERY ROM coms essentially about loneliness in isolation so is great. This is a great way into talking about where we are and then this last week I read about musicals and that worked out really really well on my favorite was Writing about Hello Dolly because it's basically like a story of one woman who really wants to go back to her favorite restaurant and identify with that deeply You also wrote. I wanted to ask you specifically about a headline that I just spotted says ignoring bad. News is not the answer in the Whizz Guy. Yeah Yeah.
"eric thomas" Discussed on Homophilia
"Be Michael Grassi's birthday. Oh and I think that might be getting a secret astrology reading right when you're doing instagram. Live he's in the other room so I have to cusp quietly. But that might tie up the The wifi either way. Make sure you join Dave homes on. They're doing it again. So we'll we'll get you in there at some point there's no one else site so we have time. Oh Yeah we will. Just keep on keeping on and we next week. I think is going to be a special rerelease of a classic episode from the Archives. But we also have a bunch of interviews that we've recorded big names are common huge. Now's the Paik Town. The Pike Amazing. What can happen when you do all this stuff over the Internet. Like New York to get New York people earning their way more avail. So we got your Carson Christie's we've got Ross Mathews we've got Shangila we've got your regional era during to think who else names on names names names on names and we're just getting started so this is very exciting Today we have. We got a double whammy today. We've got supersized episode. Talk about aims. Talk names on names. I up a guy who makes me laugh so hard Are Thomas is a columnist for l. Sort of a cousin and a great hearst media family as a weekly feature or regular feature called Eric reads the news. And it's it is so brilliant and funny so dense with jokes. These also. Just come out with the memoir. Call here for it. That is very very funny. And Very. Poignant it legitimately made me laugh and cry It's great book if you're looking for some quarantine reading here for it is a fabulous book. Yes he is a fabulous guest We love him so much. And we also have so much our second guests. Todd masterson Who is a writer and comedian? And you've probably seen him Is has an instagram account. That is setting the world on fire that is aggregate fat friend where he imposes his gorge yourself into the the INSTAGRAM's of people. I guess you would call them. Thoughts kind of Gay Thadi. Yeah Lot of Abson. What not and he's such. A delight bight away the the corn teenage has done nothing to To ease the the national Dilemma OF THIRST APPS on the Internet. If anything worse so many people so many people I don't you know I I generally stay away but you know what gets me is that I do look up a lot of Like just workout stuff on instagram. Because it's so easily available and then what that turns into. I'm just going to show you. I know this is a thing that will not help anyone else. But my Suggestions page is literally all. I don't know if you can see all pictures of Jennifer Aniston pit bulls and like muscle muscle workout bros. muscle weighs and that is not. Because I'm sitting here like look you know looking at Horn ether straps. But just because.
"eric thomas" Discussed on Homophilia
"Granddaughter who I can only describe as very curly sue who Who will also sometimes come over and run around. And and she's she's for sure broken. The six foot rule a few times like a light. Yes she will she will. And so when when when we have had other friends who are responsibly socially distancing and stopping by saying alone putting their chair ten feet away. She'll she just kinda runs around and it gets very close to that so we're going to have to have a talk with the neighbor about the about curly sue that little. S- camp that will scam not I'm not trying to get sick because of curly shipped But otherwise it's really lovely. Had My first Jack citing he did not engage I- waves and he did not wait back. He was walking by walking by with his two little dogs. Wow and matt mass gone. No massacre how's he looking good veteran person better and yeah I would say much. Better in person Yeah in in that. And then that's it and then we you know come inside and try to pay attention to television show and fail and go to bed. That's how we do Now he's doing shows. There's a a television show coming to our phones very soon. Featuring fables that's correct and also our TV screens qube is finally has finally broke down. And they're gonNA start letting you mirror because we're all trapped at home with really. Nice TV so it's ridiculous to me sitting inside well good infants yes reno nine one one may fourth this coming. Monday new episodes every single day. I don't know which episode is my but I mean the trailer some very happy. Oh my God I have to see the trailer you I know you. Can't you spoil anything? But what can you tell us about what you're up to well I? I'm playing a new character. I don't I I named my character Charles Rene on Jalil and I don't know I don't know if that will make it in That's a selene dion reference Pilot because because you have to live with garage and I I I in scenes with Wendy mcclendon Covey and Kenny.
"eric thomas" Discussed on Words Matter
"And you don't know what's going on and you say that moment right. There is reparations. It's a split second reparations but reparations nonetheless I found that particularly relatable and funny and there are many moments like that throughout the book so one of the other things that you talk about seriously but with humor in. The book that I wanted to discuss was struggle with depression. And and figuring that out and you talk about Connie West and relating to him and his music and his struggle with depression and with suicidal thoughts. And there's a piece in the book which I thought you did a wonderful job of being relatable in how you write about it and the piece I wanted to to quote you. Say at this point in my life. I wasn't so much hero. Struggling as a man immobile trapped between who I was and who I wanted to be between mistakes and goals between life and death and so I played and replayed the album talking about Kanye. West's album and went to work and nothing changed. Nothing changed. Nothing changed until a car and Baltimore's showed up out of the darkness and I felt my fingers graze fates throat first of all. That's beautiful writing but talk about what happened with the car in Baltimore and that moment where your fingers grazed fates throat. It's so the basics. The car story. My parents live in a large Roman in downtown Baltimore. If you've seen the wire you've probably seen my parents house in passing and they usually sleep on the third floor up at the top of the House but my mother had just had ankle surgery and so they're sleeping on the first floor and the house is heated by oil. Heat others these two huge drums of oil in the basement of my house. And they're apparently was speakeasy up the street from my parents house and this was while I was I was living in Philadelphia this time and a car full of a car with three women. Three drunk women came careening down the street mill the night and drove right through the wall of my parents house and it got stuck in the wall and they landed a just a couple of feet away from you about maybe a couple yards away from the oil tanks which is wonderful because if they had hit the oil tanks. I wouldn't I wouldn't have parents and I wouldn't have a home and instead they landed on my The the space in my parents basement where I left all the things that I didn't really know what to do with but I didn't want to throw away including my high school yearbook so it was another one of those moments where you're like. Can you believe this is happening? Like I get a call from I I actually. I got a text message from my brother. Which just like a photo of a hole in my parents wall and a car and I was like. I don't understand what this is. How to function around this and he was a police officer at the time and so like I call him and he gives me like the whole rundown case number. Everything Jeffrey. This is too much information. Why is their car in house and a basics the basics you know so for a long time it was just as wild story of this weird thing that happened. I went home eventually and ahead to sort through all my junk and it was like wet and covered in like greet car Greece street dirt and eventually through a whole bunch of things away and as I was revisiting that period in my life for the book I also remember just sort of this feeling of immobility and so I was like. I wonder if I can extend this metaphor. I wonder if I can connect these two things this moment where I throw away. All this old These old souvenirs of the person that I thought I was going to be. Although the promise that I had that I thought I'd wasted at this low point of my life and also at the same time sees a new life. Seize this opportunity. This wild moment where cars are flying off the street and like piercing. The Wall of a house like this thing that is almost a tragedy but in fact turned out to be just an anecdote and an insurance claim and use it to put together a narrative that is about how I climbed out of the lowest point of my life to where I am now. I think a lot about the structure of this book. And I I really do like I like musical structure. They think about in a musical like midway through the Second Act. There's a point where the hero or heroine has not gotten the thing that they said they wanted right at the top. And all looks like it's GonNa be lost Mrs Communist movies too and I thought about that structure in putting together this book and I really wanted to kind of break the flow the book and moving into a new direction. Because I really did feel like my life sort of broke in that moment. Not that not that. The car going through the wall was particularly affecting me so much that period in general in my life was defined by these very dark thoughts and then the question of like are you going to. Are you going to stay here? You're going to go to be really succinct about it and so to have that moment coincide with this period of my life where I was like. I don't know that there's anything for me to push toward to hope for was interesting. In retrospect and I wondered whether I could talk about something that was deeply serious while also maintaining the same sort of voice that I'd maintain throughout the book which incorporates pop culture and incorporates other references and is ultimately reaching toward hope and. That's where that came from. I don't want to give too much away to listeners. Who WILL PICK UP THE BOOK? But the epilogue seems like maybe the beginnings of actually turning this story into a play or musical including your love it and incorporating your love of musicals least have a good start there. I enjoyed reading that bit of it and I would say it is a unique epilogue for our listeners and definitely worth reading. I can't believe they let me do it. Honestly I really. I really thought it was great. It was like they're gonNA throw this away but I'm going to see a performed me too so you also write about in the book about bringing a boyfriend home for the first time and tell us about that because it's a it's a great story so yeah. I was dating a guy named Jay and my parents had met only one other. Maybe maybe my younger brother. I have two younger brothers. My little brother brought maybe one. Maybe two people home but we weren't family where they're constantly partners going in and out and it took a long time for me to figure out whether I was brave enough to even come out to my parents. I was in my late Twenties early thirties. When we finally had a conversation which I used to be embarrassed by and I'm like well whatever judgment if you need to so I finally bring this guy home and I'm so stressed about it and my mother calls me. It's for the day before Thanksgiving and she said just you know I've caught. Everybody and I just told them to be cool. Just Biko Eric's bring a man home. That man is a white and that man is gay and you just need to be cool and I was like. This is very stressful. This does not feel like a. I do not feel cool now. I think I'm like am I is do. I have a problem with this and one of the people who was invited to Thanksgiving was my cousin. Martin who is a veteran and had served mottos horse in the Middle East and is Just to sort of like the epitome of Machismo and Grit and the word on the street. I asked my mother. What's this deal with every needs to be cool? Who were you talking to? What's the deal? She's like well you know there's a rumor that Martin would say like a homophobe things about you when you were a little kid and I was like. Oh I didn't know this. I feel like this is not information that I need to hear. She's like well now. You know and so I was so nervous to have not only to have a boyfriend in front of my whole family but to have the potential conflicts happening between this like epitome of machismo and Jay and myself and it turned out you know. I guess I'll spoil the essay. Everything has a happy ending. He Martin was the first person to refer to J. As my boyfriend. Not that anyone was talking around it but he just you know he turned to Jay at one point and he said Jay your family so you should know that were crazy. And then he turned back to his phone and so not only did he like recognize him but he referred to him as family and and welcome them into what. I was trying to sort of the circus that I was trying to keep at. Bang and I love that. It felt to me like I was. There's like an essay. There's an episode of Frazier where Frazier. Now's by a restaurant and everything goes wrong. I felt like I was frasier. Niles in the restaurant like lobsters getting electrocuted. All these other things everyone else is having the simple story where they are seeing each other across the table and engaging with each other and I really really love that and I really appreciate it I you know. I'm so grateful to Martin and to all my family for welcoming Jay and it could have gone so many different ways. I'm really really fortunate in that respect but I also I love that the way my life goes even bringing somebody home. A very traditional thing turns into a caper. It's just how it rolls I guess. Yeah exactly although. I'm sure there are many family tables around the country where we would hope for a Martin and a lifeline. Like that Ya. There's always always family drama. So you also write about marching in the pride parade in Philadelphia while you were engaged to your husband. David who just become the first openly gay Presbyterian Pastor deigned in Philadelphia. What was that like it was so I love apprppriate. I I write about it a lot in the book and that was a late sorta discovery as I was working on the essays that I like. I really want us to talk about Queer Community. Queer presence and celebration. You know. There's the saying it's both a party a riot and that's true but I I also feel the spirit behind. Those words is true. Like we are celebrating. But we're also like pushing back pushing forward pushing up and pushing out and so I felt both of those currents every time that I've marched inappropriate and I love it I also love. There's like one period where I was like going to like a spinning class like six times a week and I was a skinny Minnie. I had like a hint of an APP and I was like you know what I'm GonNa take off my shirt which felt like progress. But that's I'm moving my people forward here but eventually I sort of settled down. Put a tank top back on a couple years later. You know when I met David we both had to work the pride parade and I was working for the LGBT Community Center and David was working at a lgbtq affirming church and so he go to events like the pride parade or there was a celebration that summer when marriage equality was passed by the Supreme Court and he would wear his collar. He doesn't normally wear a collar but he wanted to do it..
"eric thomas" Discussed on The Model Health Show
"I share your podcast with all my writers in hopes they too can get the inspiration information and motivation I received from this show. Thank you so much for what you do for the world. I am truly grateful grateful for all the information you have glass my family with that is so incredible. Thank you so much. I mean Ober Uber. You know what's so funny. Is that just a couple of weeks ago ago. I shared this insight that I had recently about the power that this phone this device that we all have everybody listening has us the opportunity to create income for themselves just by having this simple device in their hands and so whether this is through uber through lift through door dash through post mates. You don't have to go through some crazy interview process to make money to get a job. You don't have to put on the the right ty you know the Abo- whatever you don't have to try to you know let me learn how to interview like you can literally just grab your phone and start to make an income you know and no matter how we do you are of course you know it'd be too weird. You know what I'm saying but this is such a great opportunity that we've never had before but it comes with a another dimension of it does this is parallel universe where there are other businesses that are in conflict with it right. We've got uber now but what about cab companies they've taken a huge hit but this this creates an opportunity to adapt right. We don't WANNA be like blockbuster video and not adapt when Netflix shows his face blockbuster had it locked down they they had the income they had the potential infrastructure but they were just like people are always gonna WanNa come to our store. Are you kidding me and so they a leftist huge opportunity open for someone else to take control of their market share now. I think there's one blockbuster video left at things like in Alaska somewhere if I recall all but I even felt that when Netflix came along I was just like I still felt this pool like I need to go out and work for this video experience. You know what I'm saying but then it just became a reality late wow I can't believe that I used to go out there and stand by the box and hope that somebody's going to return the video that I wanna see like we all get it on demand now you know and so it creates this opportunity right. There's this duality but we have the opportunity to grow and adapt and so I just want to remind us of the opportunity so it's not just through those apps but through the APPs of being a social media influence serve in creating content and maybe being of service and coaching coaching other people through that medium. There's no stopping you creating music right. There's so many people that are transforming the world through putting music on soundcloud out and there's just an entire generation that's just crushing if through that platform so there's no more gatekeepers that those days are over but we have to take advantage and to do that by instilling positively into it and and impacting other people's lives thank you so much for taking me with you on your ride with your with with your pickups being lift driver. I think it's just profound and I am so grateful for that and everybody thank you so much for taking me with you. No matter where you are right right now whether you're in the gym where the out walking you know taking the dogs out whether you're just kicking back and taking some knows whether you are you know doing some household chores whatever it might be. Thank you so much. I'm so grateful to be a part of your life and today I want to deliver a really profound powerful gift to you. In the form of love Dr Eric Thomas Now he is again the number one motivational speaker in the world and he didn't get this esteem on a straight track you know this Smith was literally homeless at one point in his teens and and he shared the story many times and even on past episodes of the show being forced is to live in abandoned buildings and eat out trash cans and he dropped out of high school right but he got his. Ged then he struggled through college college and ended up getting his bachelor's finally got his masters degree got his doctorate but he's not running around saying Dr Eric Thomas He's really like I'm a real person with with real world challenges and I WANNA share what I've learned with the rest of the world and such a great human being on top of being a great speaker but but in this episode we're really talking about some of the things that matter a lot to me right now. which is how do we operate in a medium where our children are not going through the same challenges oranges that we are right? It's updated issues that we're talking about today. So we're talking about parenting. We're talking about relationships with our significant other which might be a value to any any of us and we're also talking about our mindset when it comes to our financial well being as well so there's a lot here and so now we're going to jump into this conversation Russian with the one and only Dr Eric Thomas. I know that you guys just had a anniversary you indeedy right Sir her twenty nine years twenty nine years. It's hard to big what his next year after death when I got a I think it's like a silver gold. Oh we messed it. We messed it up. Because on our twenty first her mother was diagnosed with cancer a few years before the dodgers was kind of like you know it's a wrap goes six months which are family and you know what I'm saying so by the grace of God we decided twenty first to do it says she was still alive live and we roll it because she's still alive at the thirty because I go nowhere yeah so we messed up the silver gold the thing but we're GONNA do substance. It's thirty figure we'll do some little small something somewhere that's bag because people know you to be the number one motivational speaker on the planet you can't get to that position without being spectacular and other areas and one of those things is relationships and so this is something that I'm always tuning into you for paying attention inch into because for you you and are growing up. We didn't have a lot of examples so a lot of stuff has been on the job training and so I believe by the way I think you guys bursary might be on my birthday was the date the twenty third of all that's my birthday so I came forget a- as awesome but yeah so just to kind of get to the to the mechanics of it all you not having a framework of what that looks like twenty nine years you you know what I'm saying so what was one of the early steps that you saw like to break that pattern of people falling apart and and making a relationship work what are some of those qualities and things that that figure out so is like hurts every time I say but I remember I was on campus and I was a part of a ministry. That's when I kinda I realized I had a gift to speak yeah and so I'll probably was over using it and I used to be on campus with my boys. Every Tuesday Thursday Sunday we had an event called belltower and we went like we start at night and I think we got into a discussion afterwards. I must have bought two o'clock in the morning like we were ended about ten. Eleven at night was a nighttime thing and then we'd be talking and whatever and I was married but I was a sophomore in college but I married you don't have to my freshman year and I remember going home this one particular night two o'clock in the morning and I remember the Didi like she cries. She wasn't crying like physical tears like you could tell she was upset. Yeah and I also like not them and I was like come on what's up. She'd like nothing like no for real be honest what's up. She's like you know what I love you but I wish I had married. You and I was like Whoa and she was like not like I don't love you. Don't I WANNA be with you but it was better when we were friends. It's kind of like once I got married to you. You compartmentalize me and put me away. It's like you take ak everything but when we were dating and you were seeking me like you were trying to get me to marry you like I was a priority but now kind of seems like now that you have secure at me. I'm over in a corner somewhere. So when you finish doing everything you do then you get me but when we were dating and we were friends like I was I and everything else can that hit hit me hard like Whoa as it was at that point I was like Yo you gotta get back to the friendship you gotta get back to. DVD's your best friend so I think a lot of times their relationships was we say I do not consciously maybe but subconsciously that person is no longer in the friend zone so we're not hunting like we used to hunt before you know and it's kind of like I captured it and so I can go onto and so for me. It was like you gotta get back to friendship or more point you gotta gotta get back to the hunt. Now you gotta find a way even though you made her to keep coming up with these ways to her and go after and make her feel like she's desired and not like you know yes a second thought or so for me. I think that was the thing that really term. Ah relationship around all my relationships with my children. I'm still on on that. Okay fine ways to make them when Jada was four and you'd come through the door. She would be run like daddy well. She's twenty one now and so she's in school so you're not coming through the door no more but what are the things you can do the still make her WanNa run and go daddy you know. CJ business partner but when he met you when he was twenty two twenty three he was like Yo not up to you what are things you can do even though he's grown with kids Mary still make CJ GO WHOA E. T. You know what I'm saying. So it's like Michael. Would you are playing but Mike. What do you do five years? Ten Years Fifteen years into the game is still make people go whoa. MJ NOT OH. I see 'em Jay do that a million times unbelievable believable man. That's for you to have that like click. Take place or early on. I think that's a gift you know what I'm saying because a lot of people don't get to that until later in life if they get to they get you the and one of the things to whenever end up ironing something from my wife I think about you do I'll be in the airport news. Just walk up to be like E. You know as your autumn like Brown even know you like what do you mean my bra being the unstoppables in the Washer yeah so I guess that'll be a part of my legacy. Yeah that's crazy how you can get attached to those. They say people's minds awesome man but you know what's so crazy is that you know for me and my relationship with my wife. We didn't have examples again and we literally had to add a point because we love. There's love isn't enough which is crazy to you. Say that you know because there's a song I think the Beatles or John Lennon all we need is love and we love isn't enough. He should explain that breaks sound alson bars but you know we really had to study. You know we had to study relationships we study and find out about ourselves and the way that we because people communicate the difference is and this is one of the things you've been on the last couple of years and I've been fortunate enough to be around and see it and as a see people's lightbulb moment. I realized wait a minute. I'm communicating skating. My way is right to other people in my life. Whether it's your kids your co workers and so what what for you what got you connected to thinking about Dan he's different assessments yeah yeah you know right now. What we call it extreme execution yeah because exactly what you said I realize love is not enough like a and good is never enough like you really have to execute as an extreme level here in order to keep stuff? You know what I'm saying and so for me it was Chris Daniels. He was the first one introduced me to these personality assessments to disk and I took it in. I thought I was doing it like everybody else. Doing about a doctor who had gone to for years like the office is different brands like the test but the way you facilitate it and to your point I went to Australia speak English. I've been to London. They speak English. I've been to Louisiana Ziada. They speak English but it's different English like his to say his English was different. Dialect some the choice the word replay is different and I realized in life when you say love you mean something totally different. When you say love say love and I'd say love I mean playing Ohio? We'll go to the beach driving in the car at sunset. When did he says it she means we're going to bill the church? You say like physically Oy drywall. She means my she means cleaning. She means spring cleaning like did he means picking weeds. You know I I mean let's spend time together. Did City says work so we had to like what is love me loving me. DVD's is paying bills and making sure you pay bill is keeping the house clean for me is who cares about the house. It's not easy him. You know let's watch Netflix zeal totally different but we want to accomplish the same thing in this partnership and friendship and is accomplishing things but the language is different so I had to learn..
"eric thomas" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"Execution is the only thing that matters in business does not sleep only execution so I asked him because I always set my alarm for three but to celebrate you being on my podcast cast. I set my alarm for two fifty eight this morning my friend. I would like for you share with us. What do the first four. I've been self employed since I was basically sixteen. I'm thirty eight now for twenty. Two years have been setting that freaking alarm for three am. I used to set the alarm for three because my dad worked the night shift and when he came home from the gas station that's the only time I could see him was when he came back back from the night shift. It's I wanted to see my dad's so I set my alarm and now I just kind of wake up time. But what time did you wake up every day. Walk us through the first four hours of the Eric Eric Thomas experienced. What are the first four hours of your day look like ours our prayer and Meditation Eric Thomas needs to spend I I would Eric Tommy Eric. Thomas seems to be the Best Eric Thomas could be. What did I do right yesterday. What did I do wrong yesterday. What what it needs to be made too. Many of us are focusing on an idea and we don't spend enough time oaks ourselves the second hour running or some type of exercise the third hour meeting with Mike Connors partners and setting the day. What are we going to be doing. What would it take to get that done. We call each other throughout the day. Did you get it done. In the last four I last hour spend time with my wife my family we won't have our let's go to work now. You are a source of inspiration for so many but you had to start art somewhere. I mean you you you. You have one point. Two million followers probably have one point two one million followers as of right now and instagram. You're you're growing just moment by moment. How did you get the first ten an followers. How did you build your platform a lot of listeners out. There aren't blessed to have a platform as as big as what you have as big as what we have. How did you get those first ten subscriber for the first ten followers or how did you get your voice out there consistency every single Monday. Don't look look at the numbers. Stop Trophy watching. Stop scoreboard watching every single Monday g get the video out. Come rain sleet elite snow video out. Don't talk about the video. Don't plan the video come on go structure to video games video every Monday here. It has to get out respond to the one person that's watching the video. Tell them thank you for watching the video. Tell a friend shared the video. Bush like on the video. Come back next Monday. Watch the video and make sure that the content from Monday to Monday gets better and better and in better. Let's say for a second I actually am. Dropping knowledge bombs on putting out consistent content. I coach with a lot of pastors work with a lot of heads of companies and let's say they are putting it out there. The content is king. They're putting out there. They're putting that content out there and now they're developing some followers. Are we're getting some leads. They're getting some growth getting some advertisers whatever they're starting to get that traction going on but now Eric how it is you hire one person you hire to hire three pretty soon. When you have the Wu Tang clan you got the whole the whole group there but one guy doesn't WanNa be part of the group anymore you know. Od wanted to do his own thing ODBC's. I gotTa do my own thing. What what do you do. How did he handle internally. When somebody no longer wants to be a part of the group somebody doesn't want to be a part of the Wu Tang clan anymore? What do you do. I'd feel oh man. I'm so happy I'm grateful for the time that they spent with us. I'm grateful for the memories we may. I'm grateful for what we create as a route but very few MBA NFL major league baseball major league soccer very few of these teams. Look the exact same from year to year very few of them. Have none of them have the exact same roster that they had the year before. I don't expect to data saying roster every year but I do expect to add a saying visit. The same goals the same nasty so whoever's on the team for that year yeah. That's what we playing with. That's the goal we take those that play with US last year. We got a new team same mission same energy. Let's go execute. Did you now what if somebody has quit mentally. I'm sure you've seen this before. Somebody has quit mentally but physically keep showing up. You know what I mean they. They had the they quit. Mentally you know it you can sense that something in that aura something in that and their frequency. It just feels a little bit off. How do you handle that internally when you have more more of a passive aggressive quitting where somebody just fails to deliver anymore they did they did they don't maybe they used to execute but they don't but they still keep showing up. How do you handle that. I haven't had by helping them find a new job. You you'll be exhausted. All your resources you work hard for me to put in the work and now are you ready for that new assignment and I'm going to help you as your. CEO Your cheap you know as you're tapped it. I'm going to help you find that new appointment appointment because apparently this appointment is no longer in your heart you no longer you no longer eat this in sleep and drink. You're no longer passionate about this. Somebody help you. Fi- I'm going to start the process of helping you find that new assignment that you can be passionate about that that that may not necessarily be in our company. There's a lot of listeners out here who are discovering you for the first time right now and they're. GonNa go eric. What's the one if there's one youtube to believe I could put a link on today's show notes on the threat time show podcast to one specific video you put out that might be the best or one of the best samples of you if someone's going to sample and try out for the first time. What's maybe the one video you encourage somebody to check out about euro? Oh you you ooh you stop. You know I find it funny that if somebody does you wrong you. You know. You're so upset with that person. You know you don't WanNa talk anymore. You you know you're you're. You're frustrated with that person but when you don't do what you're supposed to do you don't reprimand yourself in the way you reprimand stranger if somebody else's late what somebody else doesn't follow through where they don't execute for you. You got an attitude. You're talking bad about that person but you don't know yourself accountable. I Would Watch you oh you because you owe it to you to be everything that you're capable of being and you need to hold you accountable and you need to take ownership of your your life and you need to give a hundred twenty percent to you and you need to stop making excuses and you need to look at demand in the mirror and deal with man in the mirror. If if I had a choice it would be you oh you. What would you say to somebody out there? Who is the owner of a company and they're always late late to meetings late deadlines late to deliver what they promised. Maybe maybe they're a contractor and they dilemmas deadlines there an author. They missed deadlines there late for their staff staff meetings. What would you say to that person. Who's maybe your maybe you're coaching someone right now and they are chronically late. You know I I would say that person. You are only as good as your practice practice. You can't outperform plaque. You can't actually run a marathon. If you've never practiced for a marathon you listen to me. You can't run five or six miles marathon. You you can not outperform your practice. I supposed to be the franchise player. Flair and we're in here talking about practice. I mean listen. We're talking about practice not a game not a game not a gain we talking about practice not a game not not not the game that I go out there and and die for and play every game like it's my last night the game. We're talking about practice man. I mean how silliest I mean. We're talking about practice. I know I supposed to be there. I know I suppose to lead by example Apple. I know that and I'm not I'm not shoving it aside. You know like it don't mean anything I know is important. I do honestly do but we talking about practice man. What are we talking about practice. You cannot outperform your practice. saw was a CEO if you've got these dreams and goals of being a multi million dollar company a billion dollars in this trillion dollar industry you. I can't possibly dominate in that space. If you can't be to work on time you can't give a hundred and twenty percents of the meetings. If you can't give a practice it's are we talking about practice. Absolutely we're talking about tractors and you can't be great. You can't be showtime if you can't practice like it's showtime. If you can't perform in the dark by certainly you can't perform in the light and so it's not about the work on time. It's about practicing performing at the highest level in every single thing you do everything you do. You have two hundred and twenty percents so that's what I would say to the person who says practice we talking about practice. Absolutely we're talking about practice because you outperform your practice final question for you here my friend you have the floor we have about a half million folks listening all over the world to this podcast. What is the one action step. You'd encourage all the listeners to take should they go to your website. Is there may be an audio. You'd you'd encourage them to check out did you should they what what does the action step. You'd encourage all the listeners to take today so I believe that was keeping us from being the best. CEO We could ever be is not what we already know. I believe that the next it's level of growth every single. CEO Just finding the gap when you are the the Cleveland Cavaliers with Lebron James and the Golden State Warriors was Steph Curry. You guys are on the same level in terms of talent. Is that one film you watch. Is that one thing you pick up that one nuance from team. Is that one play that you do that. Takes you over the top. I would say that everybody has listening. We all need to find out what that is and so I would invite them to go to e. T. INSPIRES DOT COM and go to what we call the extreme execution chess assessment and take that extreme execution juice assessment and find out what that one small thing was that one gap. I remember sitting in a room with Warren Buffett. I remember being in the wrong Warren Buffett sitting there listening to every single word Warren Buffett said and I was just thinking of adjustment. Do I need to make he began to talk about investing and I promise you at that time..
Hearing postponed for man accused of hitting, killing crossing guard
"Here's who flipped a coin to decide the fate of a tearful speeder. They are so fired her stove, Assira. Wet flies by Roswell police officer. Courtney Browne grounds wet. It's been raining. You're going over eighty miles an hour. Brown and fellow officer Christie, Wilson can't decide whether to. Take it, Webb or Senator to jail so they use a coin toss, app on Brown's phone, the decision web goes to jail. Crying all the way now comes word Brown and Wilson are fired but it's. Not over yet web says she may sue Pete combs WSB seventy eight, degrees in Atlanta a few clouds tonight, low sixty six to seventy one mostly sunny tomorrow highs nine Atlanta's most accurate and dependable forecast is coming. Up a man accused of hitting, and killing a, crossing guard, in Cobb County made a surprise move in court today family members of EDNA who may who was killed last November. Were ready to face Lamont Whittaker in court. They were ready with impact statements but state Representative, Eric Thomas who was a friend of the family's tells. Channel two action news repair theirselves for closure today and what we got. That's because Whitaker turned down a, plea. Deal if he cannot reach an, agreement with the state. The case could. Go to trial next month a suspect Carthy did not lose any sleep over his crime but that's, how cops caught up, to him Tyree Tibo was catching. Some Z's in the sports car he's accused of stealing Covington police captain Ken. Malcolm telling channel two action news Tibo had taken about an hour to, peruse the cars had gin Chevrolet was, walking through the parking lot seemed to be trying to pick out a vehicle that he wanted to take. Basically with shopping Malcolm says Tibo, then cranked up, a forklift and knocked down a fence to drive the car out a Conyers policeman doing an apartment property check spotted the two. Thousand seventeen Mustang with its running lights on. Ran the tag and realized both were stolen Tibo, woke up to officers tapping on the window. For WSB Breaking.
Suspect in Annapolis shooting identified as Jarrod Ramos
"Carmen roberts we're learning more about the man suspected of fatally shooting five people at the capital gazette in maryland identifies him as thirty eight year old jared ramos who's been in a long running feud with the paper been twenty eleven capital staff writer eric thomas hartley wrote an article about rama's the peace detailed how rama stockton woman he went to high school with calling her bulgar names and sending her messages toxic trace gallagher hartley no longer works for the president trump helped break ground yesterday for the ten billion dollar foxconn plant in milwaukee buddy singled out a company based their harley davidson please build us beautiful motorcycles in the usa please okay don't get cute with us don't get cute harley plans to move some production overseas in response to the us eu tariffs fox news.
Lewis Hamilton claims stunning win in thrilling Baku finish
"Eric thomas it's race line on the reason time radio network latest news and opinion for you on the race line race rap formula one grand prix of azerbaijan baku well the last fifteen laps of this thing and more drama than a leftover episode of coronation street the red bulls of her stop it in ricardo did the unthinkable trevor triggering the calamity max pulled a schumacher like double block on ricardo and then they crashed each other out yikes stewart's blame both in the reprimand they have been ordered to apologize to the team already done that and the factory they'll do that top of the week there rubbish summoned the safety car and on the restart former race leader sebastian battle took him south out trying to pass new race leader voltairian botas botas than at the park his merck with a flat left rear after running over some debris bits handing the win to a struggling lewis hamilton and mercedes lewis's first victory of the season that's the way it worked out kimi raikkonen second force india sergio perez third montreal's land stroll best qualifying so far tenth and his best finish of the season ninth at back o f one points now into cataluna spain hamilton takes over the lead by four over vital who ended up finishing coup fourth f one file oh did you see that mysterious paddle thingy on sebastian metal steering wheel i spied at bahrain ferrari not saying much and why would they came he doesn't even have it but some believe this thing alters engine mapping to get around the rule that forbids what's called off throttle blowing where exhaust gases blow over the rear wing are reduced of course when the driver lifts goes off throttling corners reducing the downforce this thing is supposed to get around that legal mac would be lovely technical stuff nonetheless coming up one season so far analysis from inside tracks james neilson nascar cup talladega superspeedway alabama penske's joey logano ending a one year thirtysix race winless streak with his nineteenth career cup win leading seventy of the one hundred eighty eight circuits joey a voting the big one a fourteen car entanglement in the late going with twenty three laps to go kurt busch second at talladega chase elliott finishing third.
"eric thomas" Discussed on The Art of Charm
"And will uncover some tools for breaking out of patterns in mind says that are just not serving us anymore as usual there works sheets for today's episodes you can make sure you solidify your understanding of the key takeaways here from eric thomas that link as always is in the show notes at the art of charm dot com slash podcast this is a really energetic and fun episode so i really hope you enjoy this one is much as i enjoyed producing it and as much as we enjoyed record in his forty this is a long time in the making so without further ado here's eric thomas i noticed that about programs that actually do work like yours is getting a lot of acclaimed because somebody's coming in and being hate over using cliches like this so pardon me but it's like being real about it organic organic yeah that's a better way to say real go you and i are we were both logan in michigan at one point i grew up in troyes slightly different area of were you were the rudest right there though it is right that if you're right there tell me about grown up in chicago mid were you there for most of your childhood when did you the applicable pharma mob two detroit took a job with ford motor company that's where my parents were to my dad worked idea the obama was a microfilm so started school pretty much in detroit but my mom so love chicago that we literally travelled every weekend for seven years we went back to chicago every weekend for seventy years straight into she emmolo sister and then of course she didn't traveled as much so i spent a lot of summers issue cog also kind of like a detroit you know chicago key a great experience out didn't like about chicago's ahead gangs added like day yossef tho finding of the came to la i don't know maybe a star comey about fifteen twenty years ago and i literally came here wearing raid added no l well it depends where you're adding that it on the not out of la valetta wrong place in some god's came up to me asked me where i was from us at detroit you'll forbid shirt and a plumber license like literally am from detroit in it's okay.