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Masculine and Feminine in the Church
"Gospel is a very particular word or kind of speech in the Bible from Genesis to revelation the Gospel is God's promise of a son who will crush the serpent's head forgive the sense of his people raise them from the dead and give them everlasting life solely on the base ospel tells us about something that's been done I welcome to the House I am cooling sharp and Lebanon Church how we should use our gifts how we should be involved in the life of the church outside leadership I'm really glad that you said that because I had seen some misrepresentations of what we said last week and in fact this may be my co host is Rachel Miller and we're gonNA kind of I think September is becoming a theme which Urgen I'm sure most people have seen even some of the articles that are written out there you'll see people will speculate about why there's more women in Church we we agree that qualified men should be the deigned leaders in Church so we're talking about is how lay men and women regular men in are the preserving and promoting truth between man and man the Gospel never tells us something to do the It presents discernment is actually the skill that you develop where you're able to identify goodness and what was surprising to me is and some other things they'll talk about masculine and feminine piety so are these things we're GONNA we're GonNa talk about that today Rachel you've got a whole section unless men and they'll say it's because worship has become more feminine I there's whole books written that talk about that and ordained officers that lead worship so it's not men or women it's ordained officers or not ordained officers that's the key first thing that we're going to say and this is something that we we we seem to reiterate every time we talk about these discussions we're not talking about who should be ordained leaders in the church in your book where you kind of talk about these things I do actually there's a couple of places that I talk about it in the book because I wanted to talk about some things that people write about today were we're GonNa talk about kind of the themes of masculine and feminine in the Russian and all of these speculations well since Biaggi gals don't think women are more easily deceived than they must so have themes and we'll be moving on to other subjects and bet some of the topics that were talking about are things that we've gotten emails all saying hey can you talk about this and or they're things that I have wanted to talk about things that are talked about in the gals group and wasn't directly connected to last week but there was some speculation there was a post in a group and they said that with the post was should women B if you're interested in the beginnings of the Church you know I think looking at the crease thank women should be able to do all of these things and we have said over and over that we think it's only qualified men that are called to be pastors and elders so exactly and we continue to firm that but the other thing I we're not gonNA talk a lot about this but I'm GonNa mention it when we talk about worship could we should believe what they believe about the nature of that there is something fundamentally different about authority in submission between and and you know I don't believe that men can become women I don't believe that women become men you know biologically as we are born we adams much the way we use language discernment outside the Church The real difference I would say that what share he teaches versus I always Wanna point people back to our reformed standards and it's a reformed standards which which inform ship they talk about how God says he is to be worshipped by all people of God which includes both men and women so let's start in we did this a couple of weeks ago but I think it's a good good thing to kind of remind everybody about and that is what does masculine and feminine our men and women and so then what I do is a woman is feminine what my husband does as a man is masculine but beyond that there are some cultural feminine because you know of course I affirm that there are a god created two genders there are men and there are women excuse me role understand understandings and definitions of what it means to be masculine and feminine and it's like what does what do men descriptions of masculine feminine should never go against what scripture teaches at but they should also always include a consideration of the women typically do look like behave like in our culture in our society and and those things do vary from culture to culture from over over culture those things are culturally based so my concern with how we describe masculine and feminine is that we always go back to scripture and that our definitions and you know in in talking about men and women in Marriage Church and society you have to get into what does it mean to be a man or woman in church and you knew that makeup and that was not considered feminine that was those were the men but that would not be considered particularly management and Muss and they're based on scripture we talk about things like the regulative principle of worship the reformed confessions don't talk about masculine and feminine worship they talk about were each man would be considered masculine by Biblical Standards for women you know a woman who is like Deborah and a woman who is like esther time those things you know in in the seventeen hundreds in France men more long curly wigs and heels and are still both feminine and I think that's important to consider as we talk about masculine and feminine in the Church You know it's interesting then even mean because I think there are so many misunderstandings about that and I would love you to talk about that in my book I talk about how we use the terms masculine sorts of things that I'll see discussion or read articles our hair podcasts that people will automatically attribute to a man or a woman not just within particular relationships with men and women in general this is their day trump what are the duties required in the ninth commandment the duties required in the Ninth Commandment Open Front on Sunday morning reading scripture and I've spent a lifetime in the OPEC and I'm pretty sure it's maybe even in the book of Church order that is and had a conversation it was actually in the facebook group about our last episode and one of the girls said that she's -versity of expression in scripture so that you know a man who is like Jakub and a man who is like East saw her man who's like David or a man who's like Solomon I think like myself and I'm a woman and it's interesting just even some of the ways that people want to attribute masculine and feminine the sorts of things very well read intellectual woman and she said that people will sometimes say to her you think more like man and she says no is a great way of getting into churches we can really see where I came together in the scripture who way a list of characteristics and list of virtues if you will and all the ones that are really highly prized desirable you put those on the masculine side maybe familiar with a pew research study that found that more women fifty three percents that's a problem because men and women each men and women are made in the image of God not as the men have half the images and all the ones that are lesser or are we would be considered a downgrade you put those on the feminine side my Dion D- You know making sure that we aren't going beyond scripture or against scripture might concern too is that when you take this list if you will that these things are masculine these virtues these characteristics these characteristics and virtues are feminine you're to be admired and to be proud of and so I think it's really important that we not make that kind of distinction where they want to attribute that to yes absolutely and you see that going back to you know older culture is we've always had these can't than men forty-three I mean forty six percent attended church on a weekly basis and there's been countless articles and books and all sorts of things worship should look masculine or feel masculine what is that right so so now now feminine music is is trying to speculate about why this is and I think that's driven some of this you know this speculation on women have the other half and she puts them together then we get the image of God but every man and woman is made in the image of God so all of us have characteristics that are you know men get all the the good characteristics women get the ones that well they're okay but no one really wants them well some some people we have a more masculine church so he can attract more man the one of the things I've seen a lot is well men don't sing in church because the the the discussions about you know the the typical or stereotypical worship leader and in skinny jeans and and whatever and whether or not is more classical and masculine is more rock or some sort of thing like that which is baffling to me because there's also the era and during the Victorian era in particular religion and piety became feminine virtues into it well it has there are a lot of reasons why in part of it does go back to our history what we've talked about before about the connection we have Victorian but in that time everything associated with religion so going to church being in Church even singing hymns abets masculine enough right there leading rock music but they don't dress right to be masculine so there's still there's so many variables in depending on the person written about it to the we saw with driscoll so what we saw was okay the man needs to be more manly and then they're going to go in and they're going to lead what do you think I mean because if you really think through why are more women in church than men there's probably many things that songs are too feminine so we need more masculine worship so right and what does it what exactly does that look like you know if you say the the complaints during the Victorian era by men and you had the beginning of a movement for They called it muscular Christianity fiscal think it's the it's the ultimate fighting Jesus that we need that and I think that's what he called it the the the tough yeah and so us important we should also have women involved in church I think all of us should be encouraged to be active in our churches and involved in their families better if they're more manly and we're GONNA make church more masculine so that the men become more manly you you know the sort of talking about right right it said the reading scripture and all of these things became considered feminine and so even from that point there were a lot of men who would say you know they didn't they weren't part of church they weren't religious they weren't they weren't focusing on their faith because that was that's what women did and it's even interesting to see that the already and and piety and men could go get dirty and then come back to the house where they would be refreshed and restored and discussions about men in church masculinity and what Jesus speed like while you're attacking I was thinking about something that they called for a vigorous robust muscular Christianity Christianity which showed the character and manliness of Christ The g personal devotion and prayer and reading so that our faith is a serious thing to us and that should not be a had been written on Wymen don't WanNa worship women are going to church or how to attract men to church and whole movements on getting men involved feminine thing but I don't think we need to do something about church itself or worship to make it you know quote unquote masculine so that that men will come to church that's not that's not the answer what are some of the examples that people think that should I mean we've talked about him a little bit but a men's conference I heard about and it was supposed to motivate the men and so we got to do all these manly things and some of the things that I probably mench men who think like men and act like men and fulfil their they're calling to be men this is what it means to be masculine worship well and I think one of the things too and we we see a lot of this Michael Horton are sexually it which allowed men to take take their part in to do business in in the dirty world of business and politics and so women upheld the standards of warlike the pounding drums and the heavy guitar music take courage men want to sing again I instead of relationships so that Dominion self-sacrifice duty war these are the motions that they should have been the quote was the trappings of manhood another talked about you know they're they're throughout scripture they are to the people of God yes there are some specific exhortations to two husbands wives children alread talked about masculine piety and described it as having focusing on truth but the examples that people think would make a masculine church or a Feminine Church One place I saw talked about that's exactly what I've been thinking about this week is if you look at the exhortations in scripture they are to the people of God which is not very descriptive but again it's this this idea of manly men doing manly things one article answers being masculine would mean that they would be they shouldn't be overly verbal they shouldn't be too sensitive or expressive in piety that the men should exhibit and some Feminine Piety over here I make the point in my book that I'm kind of at a loss for where scripture says the worst worship as men in this way you know well men but it is in these kinds of discussions when you say you know when you talk about gentleness and you don't have the spirit for women and the armor of God is for men right all Christian yes or call to both and this would not be a prince of peace at any price as the enforcer and it is very similar to what you saw in Mark Driscoll's out there's a quote from Craig Thomson and it's his book is called reaching men from the pulpit masculinity themes that from scripture that men would enjoy and appreciate and so in that article at talked about the music should be that kind and and those sorts of things but most of what we see is to the people of God not Okay here's what the here's some masculine someone asked me we'll we'll who does that WHO says that the for the spirits are women and the armor of God's for men and I don't know that anyone has said specifically like all yes this is for women this is from and I've seen in some circles this idea I mean I read somebody that said that the they might reveal too much of I say some of the things that they did but I was just perplexed the whole thing there isn't there there are whole like you said there are books that in church again and and it must keepers at they were and other stu there've been other since then you know that have done that women are supposed to learn spiritually primarily from their husbands that they're they're the ones that should be so I think is that same sort of should use out of our lives and out of our sermons and you know that that one specifically I'm thinking well what about the women so now the sermons should be masculine and teach the fruit of the spirit to our boys the armor of God You Know Rachel and I both have all sons you know that we're raising and and these are the things that we we teach to our to our children I'm GonNa just list just some of the examples out there of what we're talking about difference in interest and ability so that if a woman who has been a Christian for many many years Mary's a man who was a new believer she may know a lot more than him you know we need to act like men and focus on on war and battle and armor and that's what men do but the armor of God is for me and as well as the spirit and the armor of the fruit of the spirit is from my husband as well as the armor of God and you know we need both right the which I think men should know their theology that we should all be good theologians but it doesn't give any room for the the things that he was attracted to in me was my love for theology he didn't think oh she's going to usurp my authority by knowing a little bit more well there is and there was even a place that I I read where woman was talking about the church that she grew up with and they were even told the sermon is for the men even back in the eighteen hundreds and see the guys at a quote from it century magazine Eighteen Ninety six my my husband grew up in a liberal church and didn't ever study scripture and became a Christian at nineteen and when we were dating and to be able to say this is what I believe in why you even if it is just you're discussing it out together you know yes you should be able to do that together really embraced paid a baptism and our kids were baptized but it was it was good for us actually to study that together baptism together and I was convinced I and we continued to talk and study and I prayed and he eventually it's great for the sake of Christ you talk about I think the one of the things I've seen was that women are husbands are called to be a resident theologian in their home but still I mean why why do we assume that there is never a place for women to have more had that has neither excuse me had that as their focus but in I'll be the first to say I think men should be involved in church I think it's a good goal to have been involved in church and yeah when my husband and I got married we were Credo Baptists even though we were attending a Presbyterian Church and we studied the widows and anyone else why should the the men be the only one who are taught and that's not the picture that scripture gives us either not at all it through their own lives and through their it what they do with their families and the women and the children learn from that but we're to set leave the singles in our church and and may be the one that he goes to ask questions and that's not wrong that was that was my own situation I grew up in the church and idea than the mountains are learning from the pastors and then the women are learning from the husband's Ronan I you know and then we really are just the throw pillows a church like L. Theology if it's good theology we should be thinking along the same lines and do I change theologists my husband's is different from my father's there's people that believe that oh how that's just crazy and so then the idea then is that you know you teach the men and then there's this trickle down effect that then the men you know because there's almost that idea that's given like a wife shouldn't know more than her husband I've even seen you know because the idea in and he told her you should ask your husband your fiancee now because he's the one who's going to be determining what you know and believe in an I'm thinking but shouldn't insider knowledge should be able to say you know I think you know you're that's wrong I think or have your own opinions and to have your own understanding of scripture kindness that those kinds of traits are are things that women should embody but they don't talk much about it for men and when you have the what happened with my folks my my mom is Presbyterian my dad was raised Baptist and they were adapters in seminary After I was born and abandoned similar a lot of these circles is that you know you go from your father's authority to your husband's authority when you get married so a woman who is engaged tall she went to her dad ask him a question about theology that believed that you must believe exactly what your husband believes but what if your husband is an error right we would hope that we're in agreement ah you would want to be yes absolutely and I think my husband and I are on on everything illogical but right want me to the and the discussions at the time about you know the five points of Calvinism and and all those kind of reforms Zhiyi deals that were going through the Baptist seminaries and my dad went from arguing it from the side against two got well thanks Rachel was fun and we will see next week he talks about gathering like a hen right like a mother hen and so the we really have grown from our discussions with one another on some of those on some of those things you mentioned earlier about how is he the mediator for us as women how is he the example of who we are to be like as women we as normative in the church as the standard for all the saints both men and women we have failed because we have forgotten what masculine piety even looks like imagery in scripture while I have no I'm not denying or disagreeing or argue against God the father and using Sion's is that the logic goes that crisis a man and is therefore the example of perfect masculinity and and again I I'm having a hard time whereas in scripture where we have a distinction between between masculine and Feminine Piety we mm-hmm Masculine Piety and There's a quote here from from Doug Wilson a standard of Feminine Piety has been accepted was you know men women everybody these discussions and you know that's healthy discussion in growth that we should have and some sometimes I can that pastors represent Christ church so then pastors and men in general need to be models of masculinity because that will attract other men emasculated terms you know pronounce in discussing God you know God uses imagery that is both masculine and feminine in describing threw out my marriage where sometimes my husband and I have been faced with some theological view and you know being discussed in our church and whatnot and we we we have Pyan scriptures what we see I think what you see in a lot of these discussion who is of course yes crisis a man but if he is example only if person per perfect masculinity and not the example of perfect humanity than and it's it's a dangerous logical thread because you know if Christ is that calvinism reformed correct she only knew and these discussions is when my dad changed his mind with everybody was discussing it everywhere so the church is a feminine Metaphor but that doesn't mean that the church should be feminine ending the more than it should be masculine yet we should be is love and care and his work with us as people absolutely the imagery for the church itself and we are called the bride of Christ or women's supposed to emulate yeah and think about who Christ was to think of some Patas feminine I mean they wouldn't say that but he he talks about what about historically what happened with ewing men and women in the the separate spheres so that men have the public sphere and women have the of this sort of thing I mean even the idea that you know that the sermon is for the is for the men for instance wh- and some of these different things what are some of the negative consequences you know we talked about in previous episodes when God honoring Rachel Litter some of the problems that that we're seeing now because of this and because they I think there's got to be negative consequences of Oh that men and women often operate on distinctly separate tracks within the church so you have different Bible studies astray but when the content of what you're teaching is so different so that you know women are focusing on and and only being ah the word that is used over and over again in scripture of gentleness yeah that's what I was thinking I've been self as gentle right and Abbott sphere but it even it ends up running in the church or or influencing how women in the church work together he makes me look not good he he is an excellent Kirk in fact so much so that he you know applied to justice to the gifts and abilities that men and women may have think I said before that if you had a man who's really good at cooking and likes to make meals he should here the children in the church and men are being given doctrine and theological training on how to be leaders even if they aren't in leadership thought about how to be good wives and mothers about hospitality and you know meal ministry out taking construction and and the kind of things that are often you know that's what the men do it shouldn't be any problem that she's helping in those ways that our guests different ministries now even have different study bibles marketed to men and women and it's not that there's anything wrong about having a men's ministry or women's we get is is that that we worked together in those ways there are no verses that say some of these things that are being portrayed right my concern you have very separate men and women so there's not a lot of overlap and and who they are in charge and it doesn't uh and those separate tracks then lead to Disunity in the body so that the men and women are not functioning together I am lost a baby between my third and fourth boys and you know it's a difficult time in our pastor at the time fat in the Church so that or even if a woman likes to make like Siddhu has a gift it doing repairs and able to do that as part of his service in the church and if you have a woman who's really good at accounting handling the books as she should be asked to help help first woman doesn't really matter what you think and you know it's a shame because there are a lot of women out there with various gifts spiritual gifts that can be used in the suspicion like well why are you interested in this what you know what are you doing what are you why do you want to talk about this this is this is for you to talk about church and if we aren't if we aren't utilizing them it's to the detriment of the church yeah and that's we were doing was the church working together in in various ways right based on gifts in a season of life and need or writing talking about the allergy podcasts or or whatever in a sometimes they're treated I'd really like they're they want encouraged the the women at their church to do something more theological for instance and it's not uncommon mm-hmm he made us a meal and came over and ate the meal with us and and then with his his wife was going to school at the time and then his his wife was really to the Culinary Institute and he's now rethinking about whether that's the direction he wants to go but he is just an excellent cook I mean I I can if we're at the it's not been like that but I hear a lot of stories you know like women that will say well the Women's Bible study is just this you know fluffy buck and out and I was reminded as you were talking about you know if a man is gifted a cooking I have a son that I consider myself to be a pretty good cook but he is it's not uncommon just go to there's not many local Christian bookstores but if there was go on Amazon Yeah and look at what sorts of books are for one she said I remember you know she had daughters but she said I remember my sister's putting their sons in there were Maroon and I couldn't figure out what why why that was the decision but yes that books were teal and the books now often floral her are you trying to lead US particular way or Usurp Authority in the church the other way is they're treated with or dismissed right like into the groceries I can look and say I'm not sure what to make and he'll look and go okay I know what to make and he'll just come up with something and it's amazing but I I we talked about this last week about women being considered easily deceived is that when women enjoy reading and discussing theology they that the clothes that they had for their kids may put on whichever sex I had so all of the things that should be part of of the decisions that we make and how are used in the church right and that's an I think the picture in scripture that an enclosed that today people would have said Oh that would only be for you now at a girl you should look up baby pictures of I think it's Theodore Roosevelt really good at like doing different not sure what the word would be it but she and I went and tore down one of the actually one way that I have seen it play out where theology is for the men and you know thankfully I've been in churches where men and what sorts of our man a couple years ago teal with the color so all the books for women were -til I think the books for men curly hair looks like a little girl yes all kids redressed that way boy or girl and that's that's what my grandma told me she said that you know that some of some of this discussion I think it really even discounts different personalities and the and the different gifts like you were talking about they have script font and those things tell you it's a safe book for women and that that is so true because those are medically masculine feminine well depending on the go back and forth between one or the other depending on how you feel today and how your lead or what you what characteristics you feel need to go by I think about my great grandparents who had nine children they did not even though they were more well off than some of their right have those kinds of distinctions but other things are not so harmless and it it's those question get you the best right we would say no that's not how it works in a we have to look at hold up the scripture what our culture teaches and compare it to scripture will and on Biblical and extra biblical ideas that we need to be careful about yeah you know even talking about culture and built with the a good when you can find him online and he is in a white frilly dress young boy like a baby young boy with neighbors and whatnot base still didn't have money to go on by separate wardrobe whether they had a boy or girl bat time here I guess what colors would be exactly colors masculine and feminine and you believe that pink was originally a masculine color because how the church is the bride of Christ and I think of so many different scriptures where we see you know both God's love for us it's like a mother's love of her newborn baby you know we we see things like this throughout scripture and there wasn't that they wanted their boys like girls you know there it was just the way they did things yeah and pink and some of in Utah there there isn't a masculine or feminine piety You know I think I think it's important Rachel you already talked about her as the body of Christ but separately and not in a way that supports build each other up yeah I was thinking older and she's talked to me a lot about about how modesty was very different in in winds she was an hour the boys went have dresses on so and and if you think about during the depression okay they don't exactly have oddest and so some of these things you know some of these things do change And then I guess the missionaries went and suggested comes in the church you know we see the demolition and and different things like that and people would almost put those into masculine feminine categories but sometimes people make assumptions or misrepresent what we're I wanted to kind of talk about what we're not saying we aren't saying that there are not differences the just like we would stand against the thing the changes in our culture today that that talk about gender fluid and you can be you know you can kinda just Kinda here Here the sermons we we pray we sing hymns and we do this together in church where called talks about it that he and his love for them was like the the love of a mom toward their nursing children that they treated him gently right between us that play out in our churches because there are of course I'm a woman and I worship as a woman and that's Wendell what I say is without denying the differences between women and men the Bible focuses on our similarities Out of as we discussed in the book that we can say you know these things in some of these things are harmless right if they want to say that you know when you go to I've think I've mentioned this before but my mom was a single missionary and it won't in what was I here in the in the late sixties and early seventies she got married to the women to wear shirts and they said well it's only the prostitutes that can afford shirts understand so we're a little nervous about doing that so and unfortunately the church often follow suit I I've sometimes thought that some of these things are actually more of a worldly reaction and it's fully represented in Christ's humanity and Christ as the only hope for both men and women we have one mediator one savior one Gospel in one different in in ways from the ways that my husband worships but we're we're called the same the same worship you know we we listened to the Scripture we just you have to recognize that what's considered appropriately appropriate according to the culture is a moving target and I know that's what my my my grandma used to tell me that the club got passed down they both more them and and dresses or were easier for dealing with baby this same reason that we use like the it's tempting to look to various culturally conservative ideas and beliefs to to bolster way of salvation we are independent interdependent men and women and May deserve each other in the world seeks to divide what God's brought together we are co-laborers we are united in creation and and Christ we are all made in the image of God our human nature is united in our creation and represented an atom if you will in in our world and in our culture so much is under attack the meaning of marriage the the definition of Ah yes I did I do think so I think that and it's especially true right now as as conservatives at this in your book so some of these things are just cultural right and that's where you know I'm not saying we should go back and do things the way they did them saying that was what culture and I'll give an example and there's people that will disagree with me so there in many public schools there is some men and women the meaning of gender and just so many things that we can speak from from scripture to say and this is you know those are that's not an appropriate analogy so one of the things because I I realized even from our our last week's episode unfortunately arguments from scripture but really we need to go back to scripture and stick with what scripture says and not try to to build up Hedgesen the store and buy glasses and you know these glasses are considered masculine cuts and or frames these frames are considered feminine that's pretty harmless yeah exactly we should be very careful about laying burdens on each other and there's so many there's so many different ideas I will see this all the time the baby nightgowns when babies are everybody whereas my favorite for diaper changes in the middle of the night it similar issues were very disturbing things and so then we have the the homeschool movement that now says homeschooling is the only option for Christians and for instance and there's lots of examples like that there's a lot of ideas out there I see him on social media all the time where Christian I am for instance only the women should be changing the diapers of the baby. You know when I had a baby awful now when I summed up at the end of talking about the differences between us as men and women and I'm not denying that there are differences between us as men women we have to be really
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"Welcome to the live from meet the press. I'm Kerry Dan if you spend your weekend doing things that normal people do on the weekends mm slight catching up on family time enjoying the crisp autumn weather attending a world series parade you know the huge you may have missed our brand spanking new NBC News Wall Street Journal poll but never fear we here at the lead have you covered and here's what you need to know first of all one big headline from the poll was that thirty thirty nine percent of Americans now say they support the impeachment and removal of the president that's up six points from the beginning of October and it's a result that mirrors there's other public polling that was also out there this weekend there were other numbers in here that were not greats if your name is Donald J trump fifty three percents of Americans disapprove of his job performance half say they have no confidence that has the right goals and policies to be president and forty six percent of voters say say they are certain to vote against him in two thousand twenty that is a great place to be if you're n incumbents and all of that is also reflected in the head to head matchups that we tested with both Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden beating trump handily in a one on one race nationally so so you might think does that mean trump is toast not so fast oh ye of a short memory yes trump seems to be in a dangerous spot when it comes to his reelection when half of the country says they want you gone now that doesn't really bode well for what they're gonNA say a year from now but first of all the numbers also showed that trump has very high approval among Republicans Ninety one percents that likely means that barring some kind of unforeseen development Republicans in the Senate are not budging which means at this moment if nothing changes it's really hard to see how enough Senate Republicans come around to actually convicting the president if he's impeached at least at this moment in time trump's still seems poised to survive survive impeachments no matter how bad his numbers outside of his base seem to be right now and secondly trump opponents got some sobering news today day with some new and different polling from the New York Times and CNN college which pulled in key swing states Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin Florida Arizona and North Carolina and they found that it head to head contests in those States Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in five out of six states but by only a within the margin in of error margin of one or two percents Bernie Sanders leads trump outright only in Michigan and Warren trails trump in all but Arizona all all of that is a reminder that a popular vote lead does not an electoral college win make and taken together all of these sets of data show that we could be talking get down to the wire race no matter who the Democratic nominee is in no matter how damage trump might seem to be outside of his key voters so there you go it's all caught up because that's how we lived folks here the liked to do that's a live for us if you hear more of this free audio briefing you can always download us on your favorite podcast. I am.
541: Selling The Story of Customer Success - Rajiv RajNATION Nathan
"You're listening to the daily sales. Tips podcast an I'm your host Scott Ingram. Today's tip comes from Raj. Nathan otherwise known as Raj Nation Raj Nation is the founder of startup hype man where he helped. Startups not suck at how they pitch, and tell their story, so they can stand out to customers and stand apart from their competitors here. He is with today's tip. Here's the scenario you're in the midst of Demo, call or a discovery call with a potential customer. And, they ask you. For a customer example of your own. They. Ask you something like Yeah Hey. Can you tell me like some customers you've worked with? And and what kind of results they got. And, then you ramble on for like three or four minutes. Explaining all the INS and outs of what you did with them and everything. Or perhaps, on the flip side of that. They ask you for that customer example. Hey, who have you worked with? Have they been successful? And you rattle off like three big logos and just kind of stopped there, and that's not going to do much either. Or a third scenario they ask you for that customer example and you ramble on, but you kind of immediately you open and you're like. Oh, we help so and so improve our live by forty six percent, and then you just kind of. Continue to highlight like three or four more more of those stats with that customer. None of those are cases. Where if that's your response? You are inspiring or motivating that person to action. You're not making them want to do business with you more. And why not? Well because it's very much a look at me kind of response. Is a response that. Pretty much only makes your company look good in the process, and that's not what you are where you want is to be able to effectively communicate to where they can see themselves being a future success example of their own with your company, so here's an outline to tell a story with impact and do about forty five seconds, so not only. Is it impactful? It's actually concise as well. You could do this either with slides or without slides just verbally. Number one you want to state. The customer who comes to mind because of the conversation. You're having with this current perspective higher. Number to deliver the qualitative or emotional result. Number three state. What was their challenge initially? Number Four. What did you do about it? What kind of work did you do with them? Number five deliver the quantifiable result. Number six restate that initial, qualitative or emotional result. And if possible share, what's on the horizon for that customer? What's next for them? Then finally. Ask a question to the prospective buyers on the phone with you right now. So. Let's create a totally hypothetical example with that. Let's say I'm selling some type of like SMS software here again. Totally hypothetical example an like an SMS software here or selling SMS software here. Here's how I would go through this outline. They asked me ask so. Can you tell me about a customer and kind of what kind of results in they had yeah, absolutely I really WanNa talk to you about monster, because you really remind me of them, and from the execution of the results. They were really happy with what they accomplished and I think you might be able to identify with that as well. See Monster was doing really well in grocery, but surprisingly losing market share at convenience stores. We launched an SMS trivia campaign. Where have consumer answered all three questions your text message? They got a coupon. They could go us at a CVS or rite aid on the spot. The redemption rate was about two percent, and even better. Most of them actually opted in for long-term remarketing. Monster loved it because it directly helped them regain marketshare convenience stores. And we're actually now exploring the same thing for their seven eleven locations, and on top of that again. They have these people for long-term remarketing. So now those people are going back into. Those CVS is after that first time reading the coupon? I'm curious what channel relationships come to mind for you. And are there specific demographic market areas where you actually want to drive more traffic? Rights you can see in that format there. I delivered. I started with saying. Hey, you remind me of monster in here's why qualitative emotional result! They were really happy with what they got out of it. What was their challenge losing market, share and convenience? What did you do? Hey, trivia, SMS Trivia, as they can go and redeem a coupon at CVS. Quantifiable result two percent, redemption, rate, and people are opting for long-term remarketing. Restate, the qualitative result had loved it because they were directly regaining market share in the convenience stores, and now were and what's the next thing for them? We're now exploring that for seven eleven closed the question. WHAT CHANNEL RELATIONSHIPS COME TO MIND? Are there specific DMA's? Were you on a drive traffic? To. Try that out next week. Try out today when you are asked to deliver a customer story. If you click over to daily sales, dot tips forward slash five forty one. You'll find the video version of this tip that transcript and more about Raj nation. You'll also find a link to his startup hype man website. After you check out, make sure you come. See US tomorrow for another great sales tip. Thanks for listening.
Voice In Canada - Canadians are Embracing Virtual Health Care through Alexa
"Skills hair hope you're having a great start your week. It's terry here and i've got some interesting being news that came out of a study about canadians and healthcare and voice technology and there was a study done recently by the canadian medical association and it shows interestingly. I happen to be very interested in this because i am a physician is that people canadians are now starting to embrace the idea of having their healthcare delivered by a voice technology smart speaker such as amazon lexi serey or otherwise in fact back. The study shows that now forty six percent of canadians support the idea of going digital and they're willing to entrust their personal information to devices like lexi. I i find that number very interesting because there's always the conversation about what about privacy and in some ways it's similar to banking right. I mean we bank online or bank. Thank using voice technology. There is that similar element of having protected private information so i am very curious about your feeling on this. Would you be willing to get which some of your medical care through amazon lexi hit the twitter dr terry fisher d._a._r._t. E. r. i. f._i._s._h._e._r. and i'd love to hear your thoughts on that looking forward to hearing from you. Take take care brief cast dot f._m.
"Taking on a New Challenge" - Sales Success Stories Book - Sample Story #24
"And i'm doing right now and then and then through an app you're listening to the sales success stories podcast where we deconstruct world class sales performers to provide fight insights and strategies to help you improve to learn more visit us at top one dot fm here's your host scott ingram to this episode of his sales success stories podcast is brought to you think so the return of are sponsored did yard go video stick around until these into and i'll talk more about this free solution for just go the top one dot fm forward slash v to get started right away you actually hear jeremy olivier talk about this video solution in today's samples story that comes from the beat it'd be sales mentor his book the full book features twenty stories like these from twenty top one percent sales professionals who you've heard here on the podcast here's the story jeremy olivier is leading accused top str end seals development leed he was featured in episode fifty five of the podcast top one dot fm forward slash fifty five in his written to other stories for volume two of sales success stories dad jokes end direct mail for the win so my story this is called taking on a new challenge here it is the bt are otherwise known as a business development representative of at a mid market technology company is doing really well exceeding quota for meeting set for nine months in a row one month i even hit two hundred forty six percent a quota at this time i was starting to post content on linked in and build my personal brand recruiters took notice and started knocking on my door i was happy at my current company but as open to seeing if there was anything else i could do i was offered a role as a bt pr team leader at another company accepted the offer but after letting my current company know that i was leaving they made a counter offer slash promotion after much deliberation accepted the counter offer slash promotion just stay at my company as a channel sales manager this change with exciting but also nerve wracking at the same time after all i barely had any experience in a closing role an knew very little about what being channeled sales manager it kate eight channel manager was like adding to the anxiety with the fact the person who would be my manager had just left the company any so the person who i'd be reporting to was located five states away an have full plate of traveling all over the country to manage other reps despite these obstacles i was determined to succeed in this new role right off the bat there was a big event in my area lots of important people i'd be working with my new role were going to be there event put on by till heiress one of are larger partners my manager wasn't sure if i was ready to go but i insisted i went and although i did feel a little more overwhelmed about not having enough expertise in this new role i did feel better about making so many great connections after that i was more eager than ever to continue to learn about how i could succeed in this new role as i soon discovered c i t slashed telecom partner channel is a much different world then direct sales it's very niche with lots of intricacies starting networking on linked in with more and more people from the channel and i found out about a podcast called channel outlaws through true linked in this podcast with absolute game changer for me in this role i was able to learn all the nuances of the channel everything i wanna learn was here i was hooked in listen to to literally every second of every one of the first twenty episodes there in our long each just like that i now wasn't expert in my new role things were all finally starting to click i was feeling more comfortable in the new role i had a full list of partners i could call my own end had closed my first couple of deals when things really took off from me it's a channel manager i started to use video the reason is that a big part of my job was training our reseller an referral partners on the value of our services what are core products were what types of deals to refer us how we differ from the competition excetera in other words i had the train our partners on how to sell are stuff while i could go to the partners office or hop on a conference call to do these training sessions traveling around isn't scale and it's not easy to get groups of people to all be available at the same time for meetings as a result i started recording customize videos myself using a tool called video card i made a bunch of these videos somewhere customized to the specific partner i was sending them to somewhere customize based on a particular product i sent them to partners you email so they could watch them at whatever time with convenient for them i was blown away by the response that i was getting not only were the partners super impressed by how thorough the training videos were thanks to my hours of studying my craft v as a podcast but they also like the convenience of being able to watch the videos whenever they want it as opposed to having the shift things around in their busy schedule for a meeting the biggest reason i think they were such a hit was that it was something that literally no other channel manager at my company or any other was doing it was different in embedding personalized videos emails for sales was really starting to take off at the time the best part was what happened next it packaging arrived in the mail at are head office with my name on it it was from solaris inside with the hilarious coin of excellence andy handwritten letter from are liaison at solaris the point of excellence picture is attached is a gold coin that they only presented to a select few people who are affiliated with their company channel managers an sills agents who truly go above and beyond to help make their company a success i was working with so so many partners were affiliated with solaris an all the communications i made sure to copy my liaison there she said in the letter how appreciative she was freaked me keeping her in the loop as well as how impressed she was what the videos i had been sending out to her partners i was on cloud nine after that the next month i closed the biggest deal in my sales career the biggest just take the ways from my story here are don't be afraid of a new challenge dive in headfirst find what every podcast will arm you with the most expertise in your new role absorbent used video to break through the noise don't be afraid to do something that's different than what everyone else in your role is doing specially if it's something that is more practical way of doing your job if you'd like to get their hands on the full beat a beast sales mentor his books you could just click over the top one dot fm forward slash beat it'd be where you'll find links to the book in all of its various formats whether you prefer the audio book e book or paperback version end if you'd like the try to get the same type of response the blue jeremy away when he started sending videos and his emails checkout vineyard go video the video helps you easily ripcord send and track who's viewing you're video in three simple steps first cashier screen or tab an ad a personal touch by recordings yourself on tamra to right from your browser next share video through email social or anywhere else with just a few clicks finally see when someone watch the video through browser notifications go video will let you know who could play at how much they watched install go video video free by visiting top one dot fm forward slash v just the letter top one dot fm forward slash v and thanks for listening to the sales success stories podcast be sure you never miss an
Introducing Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong (A Podcast From Rotten Tomatoes)
"Welcome one and all to the rotten tomatoes is wrong show podcast by rotten tomatoes because the score is just the start of the conversation, we're diving deep and settling the score on the fresh movies. You hate the rotten movies you love and everything in between I'm Mark Ellis a comedian and a rotten tomatoes correspondent. I'm Jacqueline Kelly editor rotten tomatoes where I cover awards and independent film each week we're going to dive deep into one movie or TV show that. You think the critic Scott, wrong like one of my all time favorite movies Constantine is currently rated forty six percent rotten on the tomato meter. Meanwhile, Kingdom of Crystal Skull is a certified fresh masterpiece and I have to wonder if any of those people are actually watching that movie, we're GonNa have guests like our friends, critics, filmmakers, you do not want to miss out. It's a virtual party in your eardrums. Here's a little snippet of a fun we've already had. A get an overwhelming feeling of joy watching. Spiderman. Three with this movie is a horrible dumpster fire of trash Jacqueline you hurt my soul Sunday is not Asia of movie I go to blockbuster video and it's like you want to rent an action movie or Sundance movie modern campaigning is like war what Adam Sandler did that screwed him with Academy voters when he came out and said if y'all don't nominate me I'm GonNa make a bunch of bad movies just to spite you when she hits that never. Felt that on the back of my spine or excited to have you with us, and we want to invite you to join us in the party. So if there's a movie or TV show that you want us to cover where you think perhaps rotten tomatoes is wrong. Let us know by emailing US AT RT is wrong at rotten tomatoes dot com you can find us wherever you enjoy your podcast. Listen to us when you're at the gym when you're in the bathroom, we don't care get in on the conversation subscribe each weeks. You can be a part of the discussion Jacqueline I'm looking forward to doing a deep dive with a lot of these works cannot dive with mark. We're going diving.
This demographic is suffering the most from the pandemic
"Welcome to the lead from meet the press. I'm Kerry Dan. There's nothing worse than feeling on prepared. You know the feeling right when you got to do your homework or when you realize you're about to run out of gas or you're the only one at the party who forgot to bring something to share with. Everyone remember parties. Well there is some good news about preparedness out there courtesy of CNN poll that came out yesterday or they don't get too excited about good news because these days there's always sort of a dark twist at the end. The good news is that three and a four Americans say they feel at least somewhat prepared to respond to themselves or someone in their family. Contracting Corona virus only thirty percent feel very prepared but another forty six percent say they fail at least somewhat ready to deal with that possibility and that is good. Because it's up about eight points total in just the last few weeks and hopefully that number reflects that people understand the symptoms in the transmission of the virus but there's also some signs despite folks overwhelmingly saying they do feel prepared of the cultural and socioeconomic divides that this crisis is putting in harsh relief. What do I mean well? Those most likely to say they feel unprepared are the people who are making the least money and think about it. If you're in a household that's low income. You are probably much more likely to be one of these two things. One more exposed to the virus. Because you're maybe still working in a service sector or central job like delivering groceries keeping the supply chain moving or working in child or healthcare or to the other thing you might be in an even more precarious economic situation than you even were before. Because you might not be able to work at all and you haven't been able to save in other words if you're already living paycheck to paycheck in the age of Corona virus. It's much more likely that you're either. Risking additional exposure to earn that paycheck. Or you're not getting one at all. Now imagine being in that situation and being healthy and then imagine being in that situation in getting sick or someone in your family getting sick it is no wonder that there's extra anxiety in these populations about what an infection might mean for them and for their families so for everyone vigilant be safe. Stay at home if you can. And if you're getting stuff delivered please tip as much as you can okay. We're all in this together. That's good for us. If you like to hear more of this free audio briefing you can always download us on your favorite podcast APP. Hey It's Chris. As this week on my podcast wise is happening. I'll be talking with John. Barry author of the book the Great Influenza about the last global pandemic we analyzed what cities did in nineteen eighteen and found that those cities which intervened early at a much better experience at the very least in terms of Latin the curb. If the Inter being too late Viruses already widely disseminated in your community and no intervention is. GonNa have any effect if the enemy is already inside the home. It doesn't do you any good to lock the door. That's this week on. Why is this happening? Search for wise's happening wherever you're listening right now and subscribe.
Monitor Show 12:00 07-21-2020 12:00
"Bird radio. From New York to television and radio worldwide, welcome to balance the power. The world of politics meets the world of business I'm David. Wessel is checking in the markets Abigail I. Don't know what's going on this swing now. Yes, it was all about tech today. It's all about energy. What is happening? It really is pretty amazing David that big big moves that we're seeing in all. All sorts of directions relative to sectors caps is along with style so yesterday. Of course we had that huge Monster Rally for tech out of nowhere after last week there was a drop and then today we have tech lower while yes. Energy up nearly six percents, really just incredible, so at this point S. and P. Five hundred up half a percent, and what's very interesting here? Up More than that up eight tenths of one percent. Even though only three sectors were higher today, most sectors are actually. Higher, but we have a smaller gain because the weighting of those sectors energy materials on down the board, less of a waiting to the five hundred, the tech heavy Nasdaq on the other hand down eight tenths of one percent, and this has everything to do with. It's forty six percent waiting to Apple Amazon Microsoft. And Google so today we're really seeing that worst case fear on the part of investors that if those names down it, we'll take the market so to some degree. We're seeing that that split at least between the p five hundred, the Nasdaq smallcap getting paid, which did not happen yesterday David. So. Speculate with me here. How much of this is sort of? Forgive me the real world? We had the big European bailout fiscal bail out of it was approved yesterday. We're talking even today.
Swing state voters like impeachment less than the nation does
"Welcome to the lid from meet the press. I'm Kerry Dan here's a thing that happens pretty much every time any political journalist says anything about any poll anywhere in public some wise guy says oh yeah just like the polls that showed Hillary you can always download us on your favorite podcast APP Clinton winning the election right that's my wiseguy voice the canned response I have to this is that the national polls were indeed pretty spot on the average which is a bit higher than his national average earlier this week we also talked about polling in Minnesota another must win state in two thousand twenty school poll of Wisconsin one of the most important states for twenty twenty actually found slightly more opposition to the impeachment inquiry than support in the state and in the country at large okay in some ways no surprise right after all swing districts for a reason but it is why congressional Democrats are so sensitive about of Americans depending on which poll supports the opening of the impeachment inquiry and a little bit less than half so we're talking mid to high forties back impeaching the the House Democrats obtained by axios that shows that polling about approval of the impeachment inquiry is much much tighter in battleground congressional districts and it is may have done wrong but they get a little antsy about the impeachment process itself of course the movement has been going in Democrats direction nationally among independence also very much worthwhile to see what's going on in the states to review nationally a slight majority so let's say around fifty to maybe fifty five percent look perceptions of what's happening with impeachment even if the country as a whole is in favor of it they are very wary of angering that sliver of voters the the president national polls on election day showed Hillary Clinton ahead by about three point two Percent Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by two point one percent that's actually pretty close the presidency after all which is fair so I sailed this to say that for as much as we have talked about national polls regarding impeachments it is the same poll showed a totally even split on the president's impeachment and removal from office now that might be kind of reflective of the nation as a whole but butts wiseguys points is that reporting about national polls missed the story of what was happening in individual states whose electoral votes comes even in spite of the fact that clear majorities in Minnesota also believed that trump has lied and has abused his power does not to mention a recent poll resident and removing him from office but when you look at must win states in twenty twenty it's not necessarily the same picture a new Marquette Law and moderates which is why House Democrats feel like momentum is on their side because even if the swing states Ernie slightly different place than the country as a whole in the word late majority fifty one percents oppose the president's impeachment and removal from office the same poll also showed trump's job reading in Wisconsin and forty six percent. It's a great singer from the Great State of Minnesota Democrats hope that the Times everywhere are changing that's a live for us and if you'd like to hear more of this free audio.
Trump and Nixon: comparisons and contrasts in their approval ratings
"Welcome to the live from meet the press. I'm Kerry, Dan. It is said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, which genuinely makes me wonder why the show jersey shore was renewed for six whole seasons. But that's a different story. No on a serious topic. I would not be the first or the four thousand th person to bring up a presidency of the past to help inform. The history that we are living right now. And that would be the presidency of Richard Nixon, a Republican president who saw a parade of his confidants prosecuted insisted that he was a victim of persecution by the media and ward with congress over access to records implicating him in a cover up. The. On the. Was Nixon in nineteen seventy two recording talking to his advisers if Nixon had had a Twitter account. Well, you get the idea. Now, we've recently got another blast of Nixon nostalgia last week when former Donald Trump ST, Michael Cohen, testified in front of congress and said a whole lot of not very nice things about the men who used to be his boss, that's because of comparisons that Coen's appearance drew to John dean's testimony in June nineteen Seventy-three John dean was the former White House counsel under Richard Nixon and his public testimony that year implicated himself in the president in the Watergate cover up. Now, here's something that our NBC news Wall Street Journal pollsters noticed when they were looking back at some historical data, and now I get to share their nerdy. Historical wisdom with all of you, Richard Nixon's approval rating in June nineteen Seventy-three when John. Dean testified was at about forty four percents, which is very very similar to Donald Trump's current approval rating in our very latest NBC news Wall Street Journal poll which stands at about forty six percent on its face. All of the sounds like very year. Ian coincidental. Right. But inside the numbers, it's actually a much more complicated. Picture see one of the hallmarks of Trump's presidency has been how stable his approval rating has been Trump started at forty four percent back at the beginning of his presidency. And basically hasn't fluctuated more than a handful of points since that Nixon's approval rating on the other hand was fifty six percent the month of the Watergate break-in an actually went up to sixty two percent by the time. He was reelected. Remember his big troubles did not start until his second term. But by the month, Nixon resigned as the cover up became more and more evident that approval rating had plummeted almost forty points. Here's another difference. And this. May blow your mind Nixon's approval rating at the time of the Watergate hearings was actually not all that bad. Historically, speaking among Democrats about a quarter of Dem's gave Nixon a thumbs up the month. That John dean testified about three quarters of Republicans agreed with them it all even now to about forty four percent overall a quarter doesn't sound that good, right? But consider that Donald Trump's approval rating with Democrats has never been above twelve percent through his entire presidency. His Forty-six percent approval rating is largely function of Republican enthusiasm with as the president is often. Happy to remind us a GOP approval rating of nearly ninety percent. I guess the depressing take away from all of this is that we live in dramatically more polarized country than we did in the nineteen seventies. At least when it comes to views of a president who faces what looks like a whole lot of damaging legal problems. Maybe the plus side is that the. Countries already gone through some traumatic polarizing situations with some unsavory but powerful characters before and we've lived to tell the tale by which I mean, the Nixon administration not jersey shore just to clear that up. That's a live for us if you'd like to hear more of this free audio briefing, you can add meet the press the lid to your flash briefings on Amazon Alexa devices or just download us a free podcasts.
Shell Cuts Dividend For First Time Since the 2nd World War
"You're listening to the news at this time on Africa Business Radio David. Barclays Senior Investment Manager at brewin-dolphin said Royal Dutch Shell's decision to cut its dividend for the first time since world sue reflects the unprecedented economic impacts of Kobe. Nineteen the energy giant's also suspended the next tranche of its share. Buyback back program. The move came as it announced a forty six percent fall in first quarter net income to two point. Nine billion dollars chief. Executive Ben Van Bearden one of conservatism. Democracy namic outlook he said show was taken further prudent steps to boost the sentence and underpin this trend of our balance sheet. And that was the news at this time. When Africa Business Radio you can continue to this in life online at. Www Dot Africa business radio DOT COM APP. Thank you for listening.
Where does the Worlds keeping in touch Platform go fromhere?
"Hey greetings everyone and welcome back to another episode of Plan B Success Doing on our part this week about startups and the tech space and the social media space I want her to reflect back on an article published in two thousand twelve. Just we live in the age of instant gratification success and failure can happen overnight you do not have to wait a lifetime to become a success and attribute all that you did overtime to it you put your case in front of the audience and the verdict is instant in one way it's good your and my information to companies looking to leverage the data for various reasons including selling us what we may or may not want for facebook is a connector a platform for connecting networking relationship building both personal and professional levels. Milas success and of course scores of people like you and me are the reason facebook is such a big success today you know at its core and segregated with facebook and so many other social media platforms that line no longer exists accompany can pitch its products a lot of you might think it's at a personal level the reason I say professional levels is facebook is the engine for a lot of business mostly small business going on how much inflammation should we make public on social networking sites is anything private what is the future of facebook for that matter perhaps much bigger in the future he probably didn't envision building the social networking site just to benefit mankind but had thoughts of making money off of put as any youngster venturing out at that age would it's an undeniable fact that facebook as it is today is that assault of investments what kind of a person is Mark Zuckerberg we'll his focus now shift to catering to his shareholders and making more money for them will he now start selling in a single penny while my data is worth something to someone out there so on and so forth so many questions that were broiling at that point in time true and services right to you and in your face and that do very quickly now that is immense power and reach if you have something to sell today you know that is where the draw is for businesses to reach out to people through facebook earlier personal and professional spaces were clearly defined wondering on various topics and so did I what will the newly minted billionaires and millionaires duked it all their money's has the free publicity by the media over the years is the future of social media what more will facebook adopt to grow its revenues and what controversies will that cause delays in hard work from all those in line to gain from it there have been an are other companies in the same space that have not cased it since that allows you the time to step back and act on your mixed. Indie were before a lifetime has passed away well back to our initial this discussion facebook has thrived as a result of the teams focus on the product and maturing that product over time and people's f indeed on facebook endure the household name it is today is the company really would hundred billion it's only about four billion in revenues and one billion in prophets and four thousand nine year old Mark Zuckerberg was building the facebook product even he wasn't aware that it would grow to be what it is today and so in today's age when the platform showed up people jumped at it there are those who say that I'd rather meet and talk than use facebook there were a lot of questions more new ones evolved over time but let's take a step back eight years before that I feel happened in twenty twelve back in two thousand took interact it's basic human nature to interact to share to build and nurture relationships and here was the ideal platform to in all cases especially at scale facebook has led us find jobs and friends living across the world and lost overtime it has become a valuable medium to reconnect and cherish those relations talking about the impact of the IPO on the company's future the that's true face to face interaction or perhaps talking over the phone trump's all using the screen in between but it's not possible they were a very product focused team whose sole aim was to evolve the product while finding ways and means of making money about eighty still want to continue on facebook is spending a few minutes to in our daily on facebook evade time as a user how is it that. I'm not making this book team had to cater to the stakeholders before the IPO ever happened it continues to do so and will continue to do so in the future to earlier five percent plus of the facebook revenues come from the sponsored ads you see on the right hand side of your facebook page of course there may be a very small oh percentage of people who actually click on these ads but when looked at scale that's a pretty big chunk nevertheless these sponsored ads there was battling even today this was portrayed as any of the way the company will make money concerns over what is being sold us a privacy and use a consent rose and continue to be a bone of contention between facebook and other social media companies and the policymakers these alad consents and overtime VI vill hear more about them but the bottom line is that facebook succeeded because of its product and that's where the focus should lie for any startup in the social media space or otherwise the product needs to be evolved and related innovation that we won't seen over the last couple of years and what they did with facebook data they got access to and other privacy consents that facebook is experiencing today and doc that each facebook uses data may be sold to buyers for about twenty dollars per head and I'm sure you're all aware of the Cambridge analytica issue look enjoyed back then in two thousand twelve which by the way now is trending at around two point four billion members or eighty percent was international India attributed to forty six percent of that India at around two hundred and seventy plus million members continues to be phased wants needs to occur to ensure us a stickiness and find new realms of revenue of eight hundred forty five million member base that face but domestic membership has to be held to to attract and sustain national advertisers one thing to remember in the Internet world and customer service whether direct or indirect our prime considerations in the future facebook growth strategy facebook if membership numbers can grow overnight they can drop overnight to hence could become all the more important that product innovation creative possibilities tied to social interaction need to continue here's to the continued growth of the world's allowed keeping in touch wchs largest member base followed by the US at one hundred and ninety million members now does a serious things to consider international ruth is good hey I hope you like that episode please make sure you subscribe to plan success dot life or go to plan B. Success podcast on your favorite lever review please deliver rating so that we may grow the audience for this podcast thank you very much that form and there's no knowing what's going to be next what's going to connect does invasive we haven't even talked about we haven't even dreamt about after the facebook IPO. At that time with the Dan recent facebook I peel the Internet's latest phenomena was front and center the World Platform and subscribe their share the woods spread the word let your friends and family know so that they can benefit from this content as well and by the way while you're at it please add game in two thousand eight instagram which currently is on its growth spite was acquired in two thousand twelve. What's up in twenty fourteen and that streak with a no.
Changes in thinking about blood pressure
"This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion, hypertension or high blood pressure is a common condition. It's the most common reason that adults visit their doctor's office. There is considerable debate about what constitutes normal blood pressure, and depending on whose data is cited roughly half the people with high blood pressure. Do not have adequate blood pressure control, but in part this is because in 2017, the American Heart Association lowered the threshold for. For what defines hypertension from one forty over ninety to one thirty over eighty before the new definition, thirty percent of Americans had high blood pressure after the new definition, the number jumped to forty six percent, the same population of people, just a new definition of what constitutes the disease. This is an additional thirty. One Million Americans labeled as diseased for a total of one hundred and three million Americans with high blood pressure. It used to be that the ideal blood pressure was simply the average of all adult blood pressure's, but then came autopsy studies of soldiers who died in the Korean War those revealed that about two-thirds of these young Americans already had early signs of heart disease. Then the Framingham study revealed that there was an association between elevated blood pressure and heart disease, and then came studies showing that if you lowered blood pressure, you also lowered the risk of heart disease, and that sort of where we are today. Hypertension is more common in older people compare to younger people, which brings me to an interesting article published in Jama. The so-called optimize study included only people older than eighty who were being treated for high blood pressure with at least two different medications. We know that older people who take more than one blood, pressure, medicine, or prone to dizziness and falls and other side effects, so do these people really need this cocktail of different high blood pressure pills, so these researchers asked when people stopped taking one blood pressure medicine did they have dangerous increases in blood pressure? Half of the group had one medication de prescribed in other words discontinued the other continued on with their usual medications. They were followed for about three months for those who had one medication stopped. It turned out that eighty six percent of the patients blood pressure remained under control now in contrast, eighty eight percent of people who had no changes made to their blood pressure also had their blood pressure under control, so there really was no difference between the two groups. The study lasted only three months, which is too short to see if the changes in the drugs had any impact on the length of life or the quality of life, but reducing unnecessary, second or third blood pressure medications may both decrease dangerous side effects, which can lead to decrease, falls and fractures and head injuries and reduce the cost of medications for the elderly. It's also important to recognize the lifestyle changes like exercise and diet, or also important, both for reducing blood, pressure and heart disease. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion.
Trump's Pandemic Polling Slide
"Welcome to the point for April tenth. I'm Lauren designed ski. Co Author of the point. I'm here to cut through the political spin to bring you the news you need to know. President Donald Trump's approval rating and the public's approval of his handling of the corona virus. Pandemic have trended down in the last month that is according to a new poll of polls from CNN which averages five of the most recent nonpartisan live operator national surveys on each topic. Trump's averaged approval rating stands at forty six percent approve forty nine percent disapprove that approval rating dropped two percent from late. March among respondents. About half forty nine percent approve of how the president is handling the corona virus while forty eight percent disapprove. Trump has seen higher than average approval ratings in recent weeks considering that his approval has historically been notoriously stable however the plummeting economy and concerns over corona virus could catch up with trump and eventually spell bad news for his approval ratings. Let's get to the point across the board polling shows President Donald Trump's approval rating has dipped as the corona virus crisis has worsened. And that is the point for April. Tenth Twenty twenty for more updates throughout the week including our Sunday night campaign edition subscribe to the point newsletter at CNN dot com slash. Point if you like this audio briefing you can get every single weekday on Google home or Amazon Echo or subscribe on Stitcher or apple podcasts. Or your favorite podcast APP. So you never miss an episode
Poll finds Trump ahead of Biden in 15 battleground states
"A CNN study conducted by S R S. Found that fifty one percent of national registered. Voters back Biden forty-six percent behind trump. This is a two percent drop for Biden since the poll had him at fifty three percent in April while the president has jumped up by four percent the poll featured oversampling of registered voters living in battleground states and the findings among that subset indicate that trump is leading biden. Fifty two to forty five in the battleground states. Trump is the edge among male voters. Independence White People. The Biden has a slight edge with women voters go figure. Even though several of the post demographic findings fell within the margin of error the numbers go on to say the economy is still trump's advantage since fifty four percent of voters think he would handle those types of issues better than Biden who stands at forty two percent.
Rush Limbaugh Aug 04, 2020
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My favorite coronavirus humor: Finding signals of transcendence in a pandemic
"This is the daily. Article podcast published by the Denison Forum or culture changing Christians to receive the daily article directly to your email inbox. Week Day morning. Visit the daily Article Dot Com. Now here's Today's news discerned differently. President Trump announced yesterday the White House's three-phase plan for easing social distancing measures a subject. I intend to discuss in this afternoon. Special Edition for this morning. However let's shift from news about the corona virus pandemic to focus on a surprising way to respond to news about the pandemic. I'm reading Edward Ackerman's. Every drop of blood which masterfully sets Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address in its historical context. I have long been a student of civil war history but I did not realize the depth of personal rejection and suffering our sixteenth president endured as he tried to lead the nation through her most perilous days and yet Lincoln was famous during the war for his quips and down home humor. He would often respond to criticism in anger with the story that changed the entire tone of the moment he once explained his strategy with the fearful strain. That is on me night and day. If I did not laugh I should die on another occasion. Lincoln said he felt like the boy that stumped his tow. It hurt too bad to laugh and he was too big to cry. He summarized his spirit increases this way. I laugh because I must not cry. Now let's try and experiment. A dear friend sent me some humor while in quarantine yesterday quarantine has turned us into dogs. We roam the House all day looking for food. We are told no if we get too close to strangers and we get really excited about car rides. The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house and their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors. Twenty nineteen stay away from negative people. Twenty twenty. Stay away from positive people. Tomorrow is the national homeschool Tornado drill. Lock your kids in the basement until you give the all-clear you're welcome. They seven at home and the dog is looking at me like see. This is why I chew furniture. Did you laugh in spite of yourself? Did you feel better as you laughed? Did you feel guilty as you laughed? Scientists tell us that we laugh to signal to others that we wish to connect with them. In fact speakers conversation were found to be forty six percent more likely to laugh than the listeners. Laughing with others is also a way of bonding with his friends. According to the Mayo Clinic laughter benefits US physically. In a variety of ways. Laughing can increase our oxygen intake. Which in turn stimulates our heart. Lungs and muscles laughing also releases endorphins. The feel good chemicals. Our bodies produce that make us feel happy and can relieve stress in pain. The act of increasing and then decreasing our heart rate through laughter is coming and tension. Relieving laughing can even release stress and illness reducing neuro peptides boosting our immune system so it would seem that finding ways to laugh during a crisis like the civil war or the corona virus pandemic is good for his socially and medically but in a war that cost as many as seven hundred fifty thousand. American soldiers their lives. How could the American president find a justification for humor in the midst of a pandemic that is infected more than two million one hundred sixty seven thousand people and killed more than one hundred forty six thousand as of this morning? How can we find justification for laughter? Consider another factor sociologist Peter. Berger identified signals of transcendence dimensions of our lives that point two realities that transcend us among them as humor. Which Burger defines as the discrepancy? Between what is and what ought to be. We laugh when someone accurately compares. Our quarantine lives two dogs confined at home or uses positive such as a positive corona virus test to point to something negative or quotes dog empathizing with us as we are confined inside as we do? Something happens inside us that points to something beyond us. We feel a momentary released from the discouragment these days and a spark of hope beyond them. My point is not that we should always respond to crisis by finding something humorous in it. There are times when this is precisely the wrong way to react. God's word teaches us to rejoice with those who rejoice weep with those who weep. My point is that we should respond to crisis by looking for something transcendent in it. If God is timelessly sovereign ever present in our lives and world we can find signals of transcendence even in these days of crisis. Perhaps it's the person who speaks to you kindly or gives you an unexpected gift. Perhaps it's the beauty of spring morning or the sense of God's peace when you pray make your requests known to your father and trust that you will receive the peace of God which surpasses all understanding since love joy and peace are fruits of the spirit unconnected to circumstances asked the spirit to manifest them in your life and soul. Then ask him to make you a carrier of such grace to someone else today. A tangible signal of transcendence in their life and he will the newest book and our most popular series is now available in Biblical insight to tough questions volume five. I cover questions like how can you know God is speaking to you? What should be the role of women in the Church? Are The Jews? Still God's chosen people. 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Closing Bell Brief for Friday, January 24th
"What lies ahead for our planet find out on an extraordinary trip with the Wall Street Journal and National Geographic Expeditions Book now at Nat? GO EXPEDITIONS ADDITIONS DOT COM SLASH WSJ or call. Eight eight eight two. Oh five five six two one. This is the closing bell brief for Friday January. Twenty fourth. North I'm Charlie for the Wall Street Journal. US stocks dropped Friday on worries. The deadly corona virus outbreak is spreading. The Dow Jones industrials fell one hundred. Seventy seventy points to twenty eight thousand nine hundred nine. The Nasdaq composite dropped. Eighty seven points. The S&P five hundred lost thirty. The Dow lost one point two percent for the week the Nasdaq backdropped eight tenths percent and the S&P lost one percent. All three indexes opened Friday session with gains but pulled back after health officials confirmed a second. US case of the virus that has killed more than two dozen people in Asia the mortgage market in two thousand nineteen had its best year since the height of the pre-crisis boom. Thanks in part to who are refinancing. Frenzy lenders extended two point four trillion dollars in home loans last year according to research group inside mortgage finance that was up forty six percent sent from two thousand eighteen and the most since two thousand six the Commerce Department has withdrawn proposed regulations that would further limit the ability of US firms to to do business with China's Wa wa technologies following pushback from the Pentagon wa Wa is a major customer for us. Tech companies and the Pentagon is concerned that if companies lose who's that revenue they'll have less money to invest in research and development for more head to wsj.com or the W._S._J. APP.
MUXL Meetup: Market adoption and user behaviour
"Himself Think Command Command Command. Oh thank you thank you very much I've got a click very nice yeah I will introduce author speaker moment thank you you do hello don't all show a one interesting who is considering doing that fairly soon yeah sniggering who has kind of built our launched a voice experience before show of hands okay interesting okay okay so this is publicity in July of this year and it kind of tries to depict the arc what emerging technologies go through and what tends to happen is something is announced there was some kind of trigger and then is hype and we'll have a little bit of QNA afterwards so if you do have any questions our fantastic speakers today hold them until the end and hopefully we'll try and get food unless title and the concept of this dark winter or the voice I winter is that we are entering this trough of disillusionment also people say I'm not I'm not really subscribed Some of the some of the market kind of data read it just to kind of Frim this whole talk then session I might be interested in because it's free Pizza Pan Pizza predominantly okay so and so in in the voice industry it's been incredibly popular over the last number of years and you know like the verge and tech crunch all kinds of publications have been writing about technology and it's kind of being really hyped up and in within this the room gonorrhea voice assistance down here virtual assistance down here and speech recognition of here so it's kind of what kind of like going through the Smart Speaker adoption or penetration in a number of EU countries unfortunately one of them is not to be an e ought to be perfectly honest because the slides that follow show that what's actually happening in the market with actual uses is fairly the market starts to really pick Obama hits the kind of mainstream if you like Ghana report voice come over this way so we can spread some of the love down this to anybody heard that so it's kind of like an it's almost as if if you come across the gotten hype cycle befall all kinds of industry trends and data market analysis to do their own research as well and it's obsolete fantastic is a godsend for the voice industry this this the community talk right now of the fact that we are not the fact notion that we might be entering into this voice. I win some of them Ralph through that material incredibly shop issue may have a few minutes left over my some questions there goes so I wanted to just kind of cool I'm jake but we will not go there that warning question is is twenty one point one percent the season so but a few few clips and a few little things to discuss this who quick whereas today breath and everyone's child and ribbon about an going crazy and then what happens is people realize that actually hype isn't what it all looked to and actually there's some challenges rising which is good news and it's not just in Europe this is showing some starts from the one I like to draw people's attention to here is China so China from last year the adoption of smart speaker specifically in China has risen a hundred and sixty six percent in America where I think we tend to be and men takeaway for the slide is that it's continuing the adoption on purchasing an installed base of smart speakers in particular is so things are looking pretty good clicking clicking over the over here cool infographics I'll give you a quick five minutes to read that's you might be considering doing it very soon okay cool so there's been to Disney does everyone like full the industry all you kind of here because has being growing since December sixteen when it was launched a new some of the other EU countries like Germany and France and Ireland it's kind of still on a decent trajectory ah I wanted to run through through some of this because it's it's one of the more recent and not necessarily people or at least people who serve it in this survey use the voice assistance I think actually this speakers daily probably about six to eight months behind America think America is still forty six percent year on your from from last year would challenge that market share split this is roughly speaking based on this survey spit is between Amazon Google home a chart here is actually from strategy analytics but it's been dressed nicely in a voice box style chart because I love their charts and this is showing and so anybody read listen to voice bought anyone heard of spot if you haven't had voice bogey invested in technology and the voice industry check our voice dot I is brick ruins it with even watch on the cover we need to have them and then we go through this trough of disillusionment where those charges get worked out or not and then we go up this kind of slope of alignment which is where we kind of like fix those problems and Louis using regularly because that's risen from four out of ten last year which pretty substantial how many people use their smart speakers on a daily basis okay twenty percent maybe that chance wrong so in the UK it's growing on has continued is continuing to grow and a Google Assistant Speaker under Alexa Speaker few people yeah so that sounds about right this is the kind of stuff that people do in the concept of this is that it's moving speaker usage is moving from a novelty on an add-on and a nice thing to have or a music player into something only study that's being done in the UK but it's one of the more recent ones some interesting stuff in there so haunting on the UK which is where we all are now this is from a website called computer get the kind of headlines that everyone's talking about so that's kind of why I tend to focus on that and this is the according to the study I users increased people are also doing these things a lot more this is interesting because this is kind of even Amazon itself uses these examples it penetration at the moment of a smart speaker specifically not necessarily voice assistance is puny smart speakers hundred who's got smart news reports on getting the weather so all this stuff is increasing so as malice people use every day or the usages increased every day aww going on with it so yes it's a little higher because some people have to speak as who has just show hunts needs to be something alongside the is people's awareness of it if we're gonNA develop into some kind of habit and this is some of the reasons why oh wow I've been trying to find a vein China I've been trying to find the three percents so you three were you involved in this people haven't used the small speaker and the interesting thing about this most things actually going down so the number of people that said that the answers that gives me a wrong is gone often and the more habitual this stuff becomes the better it's going to be for everyone here who's looking at building third party kind of experiences to get some upon soundary it's just it just seems to be completely absent like she's got a cold and lost the boys kind of things argument takeaways so people are using a lot of native functionality and not quite as much the third party stuff take away from all of this is that not me with I don't know if you realize the broad kind of take away from that is that you can do and voice and how friction Listrik can be but the reality is that people aren't quite doing that often just yet whether that's because there isn't much available on the was going and book in things like airline tickets on theater tickets and all that kind of stuff as a demonstration of the kind of stuff despite this concept of a voice I winter actually the market has picked up and continue to carry on rather picking up it's continuing its trajectory and people are using it on these smaller speakers plan the radio Senate egg-timer who does their own x number of other owners who still boils ex yeah Monje Humphry oh okay who built skills and you want to have a about a possibility of doing focused where we can share that learning with the community then give us a shout from ask those things really if anyone has any interest in stories case studies things that you'd like to discuss things you think the community would benefit from for and then the number of people having said that number who said they forget that has gone up a little bit but either way I think about the kind of broad speakers all platforms whether or not it's just again discover ability could be could possibly being the end that's Kinda more into like third that's not voice obviously is bigger non speakers and voice assistance voice interface is a bigger than smart because smart speakers tend to be the AH again could come to discover ability going down to lack of promotion come down to lack of awareness so I think the takeaway from this although you might be building skills nobody really really good dot com on the link is in here as well so you'll find it an interesting stuff and as the first thing is that seven out of ten own last year to this year the number of people that says has tripled understanding may has gone down don't know if that's apple homepage not the army whereas time as a music and all like bill accuse Donald where the other is GonNa taxi again similar kind of thing the and for some reason the Apple Horn pod in there I have no idea why anybody of a whole is you so you yo- the three percent incoming takes takes a front row seat wow cool yeah yeah I don't know why because you get a bevy with thoroughly but I see yeah yes so I will introduce our speakers today in hi Sir Edmund is just something I've done for a while I think that's set in time is in general not necessarily time eggs because it's a hell of a lot of people making bold exits the kiss.
#124: Be Willing to Show Up and Suck
"Welcome to on the verge. I am your host Kara Bradley bringing you those weekly bless of no hype advice essential practices strategies stuff. I make up stuff. I learn stuff on working on myself to wake up show up shine living flow enjoy life and kicks him but there it is wow I am <hes> fired up today to talk to you about something I have been experiencing in my own life and playing with and as always weekly blasts. I bring you the stuff that I am living myself. I want to bring it to you as it's happening so it's fresh that it's not just preachy. Mumbo jumbo that this is stuff that I am sitting in the fire with myself and I do sit in fires. I am in fires at every day. which is really what I want to talk to you about today? Hi which is to show up and suck every single day. What are you sucking today. What's happening in your life. That is putting you at the edge of your seat. That's making you uncomfortable and if you're totally comfortable well this just may be see your wakeup call because when we get to on calm when we get too comfortable. I should say when we are living in that gray zone. We start to fall asleep. When we start to fall asleep numb ourselves? We <hes> you know there's there's this just general general. I would say dullness that starts to happen in our lives so today's pump up up and advice and <hes> if you will coaching is to start showing up in sucking a little bit more out there because that's the way you know I know you're pushing edges and you're living on the verge so eleanor Roosevelt said in you've probably heard this do one thing every day that scares. You do one thing every day that scares you. That makes you cringe a little that makes you feel. Oh God. Do I really need to do this through really need to do this. And that's the way we grow. That's the way we shine. That's the way we start to feel more alive in our lives so this goes to this is like the next step if you will well from start before you're ready a couple of weeks ago. I talked about that start before you ready and then of course last week was strike pose so start before for your ready strike that damn pose already you know give yourself that boost physically and then just show up and suck so. I am just full will spit vinegar today to talk to you about this what I what I wanNA talk to you about to give this. Some framework is the the <hes> afloat trigger called the challenge skills ratio fancy stuff challenge skills ratio simply means that when we <music> are challenged enough but not too much we are triggered or we shift we drop into flow now. Let me explain this so think about something that you're doing. Perhaps at work that is that is too challenging for you or think about your kids in math with class right and they're given equations and it's just too challenging. We can think about kids because they're so physical right when they're frustrated and challenge. They and you may still do this. Throw themselves on the floor. I can't do this. This is not good. I don't want to do this <music>. When when life or task is to challenging we get frustrated. We get stressed. We procrastinate we avoid we. We don't want to do it when things are just too far above our pay grade and it's just too far above our skill level evil. We don't WanNa do it anymore. On the other hand if things get too boring too repetitive to routine below our skill level then we also get distracted we also procrastinate we we also avoid so there is a sweet spot right in between too easy and too hard and and what research shows is. It's about four to six percent above our skill level now. How do we measure that. <hes> you know that's that's that's tough but there's a sense about it when it's just challenging enough to keep our attention to make us excited right when something's challenging enough we get a little hit of dopamine right a little squirt of like woo. This is kind of fun. I can Kinda do it but but it's still holding my attention. I can kind of get excited about this task or the phone. Call this meeting or this presentation whatever it is as you're doing this challenging workout but it's not gonna blow me out of the water so I want you to just start to think about that stuff that you're doing doing every day and if something is too boring to routine how can you make it a little more challenging so I often talk about batching reaching the boring batching tasks like for me. It's just answering those slew of emails. It's just you know it piles up and I just like I just don't want to do this is boring to do so I batch it. I do a tomato timer pomodoro timer or batching your housework right batching your phone. I'm calls batching whatever it is you have to do the laundry the dishwasher start to batch things together game affi- it so how do we you make things a little bit more challenging and on the other hand if it's too challenging if you've got a task that's way above your skill level. You can do a couple of things one. You can ask for help. Get support find a coach. Ask a mentor ASCA supervisor her asks somebody's support you or break down that task into much smaller tasks more smaller bite sized pieces that you can take on so we've got to hard to easy we know what to do. We want to work straight down the center in that flow channel and I'll put a <hes> image in in the show notes to to give you an idea what I'm talking about and this will help you to start to work just above your skill level that four to six percent where you're going to tap into some <hes> neurotransmitters get used fired up and intrigues and in a little bit more excited about what you're doing okay. So what does this have to do it showing up in sucking well when we start to work that forty six percent above our skill level. We're GONNA start pushing edges. We're going to start to push boundaries and we'll start to push ourselves in a way that is going to challenge us when ever we're doing something that is beyond what we're comfortable doing. We're GONNA suck at first we're going. Wayne to suck at first so when when I teach and train new yoga teachers I talk about this all the time my gosh I tell him if I could have the audio and video but I wish I had audio of my first couple of years teaching Yoga because I'm sure I sucked I could. I can't help but suck in the beginning. You know we think about a little a little baby starting to crawl and then pull themselves up and then start to walk in the fumble and they fumble all the time. They're sucking until they get it right. What happens to US AS ADULTS WE START. Is We just start to care too much about what other people think so. How can we start to train that muscle to get more comfortable comfortable sucking in life feeling that in that that that slight discomfort when you make the phone call so the reason why I'm talking about this now is because I have just started new business. <hes> been about a month <hes>. I talked about a a little bit of my emails. If you don't get my emails please do love to have you on my email less just really kind of starting to stack a lot of information mation research <hes> great stuff in my emails just once a week promise you that and I'm talking about a gut brain health so I've just started a business where I am partnering with a <hes> a Great Mental Wellness Company <hes> that is focused on healing our gut to due to improve greatly improved mental focus mental clarity mental acuity so when we change our gut we change our brain so long story short. I am in a new field talking about stuff that I've only been studying myself and talking to a lot of people about about it and I'm sucking. It's a new arena. It is <hes> a little bit. I should say a lot of comfortable for me but you know what's really exciting. It has me really jazzed because I feel like I'm learning new skills learning different skills communicating in a a new way and I'm fumbling my words and I'm okay with that and it's been really fun when we start to show up in suck queen learn new stuff and as adults. It's so important for us to that so what I tell our new yoga teachers is. You're going to suck at the beginning ginning. You're you're going to be clumsier. You're GONNA forget stuff. You're going to fumble on your words. You know it's is just part of growth. So what are you sucking at right now and if you're not sucking anything what can you suck at. Maybe it's just even trying a new class a new fitness class. Maybe it's stretching your meditation practice. You know somehow some way start small or not go big but start doing something today. That scares you. What scares you write it down in your journal in the morning. What can I do today. That's going to be four to six percent above my skill level. It's going to push me a little bit more. It's going to challenge me so it's like it's a challenge training right. We're going to the gym to challenge Alan Jara ourselves every day in some capacity. I try to think about my workouts that way. I mean I can't I.. I don't want want to push myself every single day physically because I do believe in recovery but I need to challenge myself in that four percent. More four to six percent more a few times a week or you know what I go flat right where we stop growing so the number one every day. Think about what can you do today. That's going to scare you or that. Scares you or that kind of make sure little nervous even thinking about it what phone call what email what reach out what what activity or action in can you do today that scares you so that's number one number two when this is a Biggie and believe me. I am working on this just as much much as anybody else. We gotta forget what other people are thinking. We've got to forget what others may say when we make the phone. Call all and make the pitch or the reachout or ask for something from somebody else. We've got to forget forget what other people are thinking because you know what they're not thinking about us. They're just not thinking. Everyone is so overly consumed in their own schedule all their own business. They're not giving you that much attention so forget about it and just do what scares you anyway so the first thing is to do something that scares you everyday. The second thing is to forget about what other people are thinking and the third thing is just to start start before you're ready. You're not gonNA have all the ducks in a row. You're not going to be perfect perfectly trained. Nobody is we've got to just get ourselves going. Start the ball rolling and then finally just show up and suck smile at yourself. Have some fund with yourself so I've got <hes> you know just so much energy behind this because I'm in the the middle of it and I truly am sucking every day right now and I realize wow I've been playing it safe been playing it safe in some areas of my life and <hes>. I'm now learning new skills that I realized I.. I probably should have learned a long time ago but we did it so oh well. Let's start now do something every day that scares you. Pick up the phone right the email. Send the proposal start the workout. Take the new class do something every single day. That scares you. Let me know what what you're doing for me. It's this new business. It's got me right at the edge of my seat. It's got me on calls every day. It's it's actually Ashley a couple of things <hes> both it's a lot of things I'm just really fired up and excited excited to explore new ways of communicating communicating. Let me know what scares you. Let me know what you're doing. Let me know what you're finding out. Let's do this together. Let's show show up and suck big time because who knows what's going to be at the end of that phone. Call at the end of the email. We just don't know thanks for listening. I B two farewell. I hope you have a fantastic day and as always please communicate communicate with me reach out to me. I'm super engaged on linked in these days and instagram and <hes> grab those emails my weekly dose of Flo. I'm just giving it out. I'm talking about body brain embalm offering you tips techniques new insights new research things things. I'm doing and I'm finding out and let's all just keep learning and leaning in together have a good one <music>.