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Infinium Book 2: The Voyage Home - Indiegogo
"Big thanks to tweaked audio for helping sponsor this show. Hey, you listen to podcasts obviously. So you know the value of a great pair of headphones get your own from tweaked audio by going to tweet audio dot com and using the coupon code southgate. Sou. T. H. G. T. E. With that code you get thirty percent off your order free shipping and a lifetime warranty. Order today and show your support to go. Welcome back everybody to go fund this. Hey, we have another great project to discuss today and another update but first here's Today's tip. Focus on the first forty, eight hours. You need to get off to the best start possible to make the most of your crowdfunding efforts. I know there's a lot of excitement around launching and sometimes we think it's better to get launched, and then we can build momentum. Take a breath. Come up with a game plan for the first forty eight and go all in during this time. Here's part of the secret about an impactful I forty eight. A lot of the work is done leading up to the launch in preparation for the first two days after going live. Find podcasts and blogs that will feature your project, get all their contact info and give them a heads up. Let them know the project is about to launch. Do interviews figure out who the influencers are in your target market research. What hashtags your target market uses, and if there are any social media groups you need to become aware of and that you want aware of your project. I know it sounds like I'm talking all about the lead up but this is the preparation you need to have a stellar first forty-eight. Once, you launch us all these tools and knowledge and let the world know about your project, make content out of your interviews and write ups and shared across your social media have twitter and instagram artwork ready to go and spread out your message over those first two days. Don't stress about doing too much on twitter either I know I hear this a lot people go i. don't WanNa be annoying. You may be annoying to some, but it's only for forty eight hours. Keep in mind tweets at best only have a twenty minute lifespan after twenty minutes. Your message is pretty much dead. So why not send another? CAST. A Big Net, those first forty eight hours and then narrow it. So it's more targeted after that. Remember focus on the first forty eight by planning, preparing and pushing hard. Update. Some strange disturbances, a cold winter's Eve had a goal of seventy eight hundred dollars ended its campaign with eight, thousand, four, hundred and forty nine dollars I am so thrilled at Craig's awesome project has been funded congratulations to Craig in everyone contributing to this amazing book. I cannot wait to read it. Okay let's get into today's show today. I'm interviewing rich Perez from Tango Comics about their latest project and Indie Gogo in idiom book to the voyage home. Here's the description from India Coco. Video Book to volume one the voyage home is a story that takes place immediately after from where the first groundbreaking book left off and chronicles the life of Brian Villa. Who has fought for his life and barely triumphed to obtain the most powerful force in existence the INFINITUM. Infineon book to is a unique grounded cosmic superhero adventure that beautifully weaves elements of fantasy heroism horror and science fiction into one graphic novel. It's a story that spans nearly a decade in the making and tango is pumped that it's finally happening. I'll have links to Richard, social media, and the Indie Gogo in the show notes. So please check them out and support this project in whatever ways you can. And now. Here's rich. So rich has been interviewed by me on Albouy on our show live at the blue box number times. He's been on our comic cons. He was on Allie chats this year and here ago. Finally. He's got something that we can do here on go fund this he's got a new indie Gogo going. Rich let's out by tell them about yourself and then I want you to tell me about this awesome project you've gone indigo. So little bit about myself man I've been writing since goodness to the eight years old of embedded into creative, writing, technical, writing, researching, writing I like to write. So I've been doing that most of my life and the real passion obviously really stems with science fiction fantasy horror that kind of stuff I'm a big fan of the genres but more importantly I mean from an immersion perspective I love taking. Taking ideas building upon other ideas in coming up. What's Unique. Other worldly story. So at some passion for. Good something that I've been doing since high school carried over through college and then threw myself into the you know the the work world kind of diluted. But here I am back again, we've been of help form tango comics. It's been ten years, plus now that we've been going strong and you know again the. The rigors of creativity are still there surprisingly. Richard not kidding your creative juices are definitely flowing I'm a big fan of tango comics I have enjoyed. Everything in fact, I was really excited to see that there's an infinity book too. So this this is quite a treat. This. Show in particular. For some reason, attracting the writers and I am getting. Fantastic writers rich. You stand tall among them. So you yeah man honor Yeah So. Here we go. Let's hear about Infineon book to and Spoiler GonNa. Tell everybody to back this thing because it's a great property. I'm really really excited that you've got a new project going with it. So rich tell them about it. But where do I begin here rob so first of all, this is a story that takes place or right after the first book. So that omnibus that we released back in twenty sixteen, this picks up the paces. Right. From there, we don't hesitate. We're not. Losing any momentum with it at it's really all about a man who is essentially in soul searching for a higher purpose obtains it gets more than what he asked for has to become this deity of a of a hero reluctantly, and then after everything's said and done fights his way to get back home. So right now, the story takes place at that point in time where right after the big mayhem in battles help space, he just dying to get back home to his family and his. Normal lifestyle I got newsradio. It's just no way possible that that's going to happen for him. So it's kind of A. Cruel boiler right. Yeah because God it's just too much has changed since he's been gone, and essentially the world is left behind and again he's more than just a man he's a god but again, he's gotTa monks man but he's a child amongst the gods. So he's learning things all over again. While With this project. You, why don't you talk about what the goal is? What are you trying to do with this and and your your your goal? Your main goal is two thousand dollars. And you've got at this point fifty nine days to go. So we've got some time. To make this happen, I would love it if we could hit that goal and get right into those stretch goals but why don't you tell them what what what you're going to do with the money? Well, I mean first and foremost you know we're going to use those funds to help kind of provide a funding and support the creative our team behind the curtain We have a whole new art. Artists and color who are been involved with it and. Really. It's Kinda keep them going and motivated to continue to work on this project first and foremost, and again to help kind of supplant cover some of the printing costs that come with this revised medium. So we're about roughly ninety percent there. So that's why we're essentially kicked off. This A crowdfunding campaign we've ever done go before. So it's really kind of a whole new experience for us I won't lie. I'm a bit nervous about it but at the same time, usually this kind comes through in the way of our shows and we the the reveries that we pick up from the comic book. Stores and so on. But as you well know the the copen situation is really thrown a monkey wrench into that whole scheme. So we're looking to leverage crowdfunding route, which has again, very passionate audience that and we're hoping to have that they and hopefully keep our fans in the traditional route. There along with it and give them the avenue to keep supporting our cause and getting up to speed with our current exploits in our favorite superhero here. So. There's there's a couple of things going on here when I look at Your Indie, Gogo? First of all, it looks great all the things that I talk about it the tips at the beginning of the show it looks like you're doing. So you've done it right and it looks really really cool. We've got some different perks but one of the things that standing out to me is you not only are doing the printed book, but you also have action figures here es as a matter of fact, and again it's part of the enticement just awfully hopefully a little bit of a differentiator rights normally, we've never done this before. So what we're trying to do is again introduce. Some of the characters that are in this book that word is as a promotional piece to again four some backers We have the exclusive set of figures that were introducing in line. With that, we're leveraging a local company called simply arranged three D. to help provide us these a gorgeous detailed figures here and We have him you know three d rendered and we went through a lot of work to get those model sheets and get those figures into this reality. So yeah, it's we're introducing that alongside the book is kind of a promotional piece in we're really excited about it. Yeah. They're very cool. So let's talk about the different tiers you've got Like coming in at ten bucks, you get a digital copy of the book. How many pages are we looking at? Is. Roughly. About Ninety pages for this first volume. Great. Great. And then you've got printed versions of it. I'm assuming these are all soft cover correct. That is correct. Cool, and then you also. As you go up, it's you could physical copies you get digital and physical and get stuff like that. Then we hit the fifty dollar mark and this is where you get that infineon figure we were talking about right that's correct. So they have that point. Yeah, that's the. That's the dividing line. So yeah, at that price entry, then we can start introducing figuring in a for those people who are interested in that, and then even for those people who are new to it were offering avenues to even get the the Omnibus Inc to to the new release. So we WANNA make sure we have the old with the new if people are looking to get up to speed and have the whole story in front of them Oh Here. That's that's the hundred dollar level. You get the omnibus and you get book to correct. Yeah. That's correct. For gives it for folks for eighty dollars. So yeah, they get the the to printed books at the end, of bus. Book to and I it doesn't show at their, but they also get the the digitals as well off very cool and then once we hundred and fifty dollar mark, that's where you get to get all five fingers. Yesser and then from there, you can get the omnibus and book to and more of an all five figures I mean this is these are really great. Rewards especially if you if you know the series like this is a series that I love these characters looking at this really makes me want to get in on it. Down we're hoping to get people on board the legacy I think it's A. Good gift to so those things are super durable too. So the Three D. printing process I mean you can run a mouth to that thing they're going to. They're not going to break and they're they're fully articulated as well. They are, and they're the level of detail on those things are remarkable. I just can't stay at enough that three D. printing process We put it in at like six hundred DPI level for that, and we got just that out of it. So it's just beautiful. We're really pleased with the results. Okay. So I'm assuming you're GONNA hit your main goal. You've got lots of time, and this is a telling you. This is a sweet project. What about stretch goals? She got anything in mind you don't have anything listed, but that's not uncommon. What have you got in mind? well, one of the things that we kind of allude to is actually going to a much larger printed format. So this is GonNa be your Standard Comic, Book Trade Paperback Format but. If we can get the support, we will get that thing in more on an omnibus size capacity. So they are is that much larger that's. Our hopes which we can get to. Now. What about the team? That's behind this who who's actually involved. Oh. My goodness. So we have a couple new artists will both are out of Mexico is a matter of fact there's individuals the pencil or his name is neither Chiel Indy and this guy is just incredible. He's got a little bit of a mango style. So he he took over the helm from Ron on one of the great things about him as he wanted to put his own little digital fingerprint. On it and this guy is made it his own by the NC's it's just the work is just phenomenal. He's fallen in love with it and I can't be any more pleased with the output that he's providing. So he's into it right now that he's well into the second volume of these halfway through it. That's just how much he's enjoying this retina while I'm looking at the art work on here and it is It's exceptional. You know it's a great product. And the colors I can't lose sight of him as well. That Guy, his name is Paul Morales. Also, out of Mexico this guy is just topnotch the to have collaborated in the past projects. These guys are award winners in. In, their hometowns for some of the work that they collaborated on. So they were it was easy pickings to convince me to to leverage them as part of this project. I can see why it's really great. So rich. What's the best way for people to find you too I'll obviously put links to Indie Gogo in the show notes but what's the best way for people to find you or to look at the project? Well, again, the aside from the Indie Gogo, site itself obviously within social media within facebook that's going GonNa be in on our tangled comics page. You know we're going to be in keeping people updated with the current work as well as the future state work that we have. Around the corner and then in addition to that, they can again contact me directly there from the Tango facebook page. If there's any any questions, they have Ernie, any type of a follow up that they want to inquire about as well. Okay. So as long as I've got you on here rich. We've got this indigo for Infineon to is there anything? This is this is more for the fans of tango anything on the horizon that they might want to keep their ears perk. Well. Yeah, absolutely. So in addition to this were obviously going to be getting this three volumes set. So we're going to be going forward in getting this story completed it is is an epic tale in itself. But in parallel to that, there's a little side project that we're working on I. don't really necessarily call it comic book related, but it's obviously comic book influence but we're coming up with an idea and was more than the I. Should say it's going to happen. It is a Prequel to dissenting dead. And it's going to be in a story Book Format Oh. Cool. So it's it's going to be called a dead time. Tales. By. Tango Comics and it's going to feature a Western themed. Prequel to descend to the dead were really excited to tell the story. It's GonNa look and feel like an old story book while being read to bed only you're not gonNA want to share this with your kids it's scary as Hell And I'm assuming you're going to be doing some type of kickstarter indigo something for that when that time comes yup absolutely. So we're going to get that it's going to be hard covered book. It's going to be long light format and again I've. Brainwash the original artist Francis. Pentatonic. Comeback and provide some really great illustration work which will be panoramic informat. Great and I will have you back when you're ready to launch that because. I'm a big fan like, I said in December the debt is one of my favorites so I'm really excited to hear that. I had no idea so rich once again, thank you so much for being on everybody out there. Back this project go to Indie Gogo. Look up in them book to the voyage home and Back it. You know another thing that I do want to say and I say this. Repeatedly throughout this show, but I want to say here with rich sitting here. Another way you can support people is to share it. Because even if you go, Hey, I can throw buck in or whatever dental adds up. But you don't know if you share it on facebook, you don't know who's looking at it. The Goes Oh, man like me. Oh Look infinitives doing a book to I had no idea I. Can Throw Fifty Bucks this way you don't know who's alter. So make sure you share it and support the creators I. Bet you liked that idea right rich absolutely, and again comic books aren't always for everyone I get that. But again, if you like the concept you believe in the idea, hey, share it with others who share the experience and who knows. You may get some. We may get some additional following as a result of that, and again, anything that can you know you do whether it's thought and spirit or in just collaboration is always greatly appreciated. Yeah absolutely. All right, rich. Thank you so much and good luck. Thank you. Appreciate your score. I've put the link to the kickstarter in the show notes and we'll also have it on posts at our social media. Once. Again, sharing this project with your followers and friends is key. So please be an active participant and spread the word. While you're in the mood. Please share this episode. That draws attention to this show which we can always use. Oh and please rate and review us it only takes a few seconds and makes a huge impact on how many people see when we post a new episode. If, you have a crowd funding project reach out to me itself gate. Media. Group. At gmail.com on twitter at our southgate or facebook at go fund this podcast. Tell me a little about the project or what you create, and I'll consider featuring it on the show. I would love to help you make your project a reality. Thanks for listening everyone until next time. Joe Fondness.
CasaSmith ViNO Rosso 2016
"A cheap lying under thumb again with another companion podcast. We'd do wine reviews. Were independent wine. Website been doing it for going on twelve years And we have a couple thousand wine reviews on a website and stuff to read and pitches to look at and And Puzzles we have lots of snow. We don't puzzles but Th that's what we do where cheap wine fighter dot com and we also do this thing. We were when we do a wine. We try to expand on a little bit by talking about it. Not For long ten minutes. Maybe maybe that's too much but Yeah so what we have. Today is kind of interesting. Why Kind of a fun wine? It is from Casa Smith L. Explain that as Vino. Rosso Twenty Sixteen. I do believe that the current vintages twenty seventeen but it's got enough Onto the one that will last few years with twenty sixteen is good and another thing is the twenty seventeen is made completely different. One of those things about Child Smith wines that the different vintage actually calls for different of sourcing of the grapes in different production techniques. Which is something that you only get in Boutique wineries and these are wines. That are Basically available coast to coast One of the things I found is that I asked deadly downloaded the twenty seventeen vintage tasting notes. I forgot I had the twentieth sixteen and so I was looking at that and then I oh wait a minute and I got the right. Notes in every single vineyard was different. The Twenty Sixteen this when I'm drinking now was Aged for nine months in Oak thirty-five percent new twenty seventeen was the stainless steel. Oh so it's like okay. This is a completely different wine. The it is a the know. Roseau is CASA. Smith is Charles Smith's Winds of substance brands. He's got Sola Brands. He used to do Charles Smith winds which was Kung Fu girl reasons and boom boom Sarai and They had A bunch of different wiser very popular sold off the Castellano brands. Now he's got straight in these wines and this is his homage to talion wines and this is the universal is a Washington State version of a Super Tuscan. Al Explain what that isn't as other Winds to and UH. Let's Charles Smith I used to be. He's he used to do house house winds you had a couple of different things when they get a popular as hard to keep them going. He sells them off and take some money inputs into something else. Which is maybe why. You can have a luxury of putting boutique details in a wine. I think I found us for eleven dollars. And it's a Super Tuscan What is a Super Tuscan? You Ask oh. Hopefully you know 'cause you tasted them you know they're really good but in Tuscany. Chianti was super popular wine for a long time. And you know If you ask your grandma she probably had a a wine bottle with the straw around. It made it into a candle at some point that was Gandhi and when it started to fall off in. Tuscany the popularity. Dusk is most wines. Evan flow in popularity. The producers wanted to make some changes but in Europe In for everywhere near there are wind governing bodies have strict rules and regulations there to promote the wine and to keep the quality high. If you talk to the winemakers they say nope. It's a good thing. It keeps everybody on the same on the same page and it doesn't help the playing field for anybody. But in Chianti region with Santo Vases Gant is made of San Giovanni grapes. The winemaker Thaad was holding them back. It was time to innovate and they were innovating. So a couple of decided to grow Bordeaux Grapes in or mostly circus mostly added boredeaux grapes. Or maybe Sarah which was wrong and just give it a try. See what happens. Because they're gonNA make them more French style. Because at that point Bordeaux was starting to take the place of county a little bit and people's you know people's minds and so what they were doing worked and They liked the result so much. They started putting the wine out promise. Winds and don't conform with the rules the DO C. D. O. C. G. The deals use the highest one Jia Stanford guaranteed of the wine governing bodies. You gotta Put Table One in your on your on your label in California everything from the most expensive Napa valley wine to jug wine. That's all table while they don't do that and California. Ben Italy you do and it means something so they are putting out these winds from very high end. Tuscan vineyards that were selling selling asked table wine but they still had forty fifty sixty dollar price tags on them which was a problem for the do sees. Dc G governing boards because the end of the table wines. Were out selling the expensive wines. And that's not good when you're trying to promote line that oh I can get you know. What are you guys doing when this stuff is better? So they made the I. G T GP now in in Francis has been deposed designation which means it's a wine of the region the very indicative of the reason but doesn't doesn't cover. The rules doesn't do other rose. There are some rules for GT winds too. But it's you know a lot more open for what you can do and if you can't get you can't keep within the GT1's then you fall. Can't keep those rules together. You then you follow table line but nowadays people are as particular as they were. This is back in the seventies when they did it in the thing just took off and to this day I think wine spectator wine of the year was a Super Tuscan. They don't really call them. Super Tuscan as much. They're known by their brand names but they're famous and they're you know The only place you get them like really cheap though that you can get him under twenty dollars trader. Joe's every so often I think they're saw one in Aldy for twelve bucks. That looked pretty good but I'm GONNA take a sip of my Washington state of Russell from Casa Smith. Just because it's good. Make sure you let us open It's got a really nice velvety texture to in the in the in the flavors really meld together I try to originally before I let you kind of Pop. The top and poured don't do that. I had to do a few things to get it open. So this is Kasa Smith Y of Substance Jau Smith Wines version of a Super Tuscan a super Washington and seventy percents. Cabernet Sauvignon which is Really one of the best Grapes grown in Washington state They do really good stuff there and Sanjay invasive and there is a they do good. Sanyo vaccine there too. So it's seventy thirty percent this like I said it's the uses natural yeast which is lease. It's floats in the air and sticks of the grape skins. They don't add commercial east to nine months of Oak. This is a pretty good Super Tuscan. It's younger bright. I think it's good for three to five years which is not bad for a red wine. It's not simply a young wine has got. You can keep it around for a while. It will age a little bit you know. These drinking now wins aren't really designed to age. But sometimes they are. I think this one might be a corner tasting notes. They say you know. Give it a shop. I just take another SIP because I took a little bit ago and liked us so much out to get another one. This is kind of a European wine and away. I mean it's got that European feel to it. it's bright. It's got Good fruit it's got some great acidity It's got you know exotic spices and different flavors. Going on and snap and it's not just. Some red blends are happy puppy. Dogs Wagner Taylor while you to like him. This one's a little bit harder edged but beautiful. That's really delicious. It's really tastes. Great and for eleven dollar wide kicks but you know sometimes Sometimes the difference between ten our wines and twenty wines. The Grapes of the same. The most part the production is quicker and easier for ten and a little more complicated for twenty. This is one of those winds is somewhere in between that. They kind of you know they didn't do this. One quick and easy. The it's got some flavors melded together as a stew flavors. They didn't get rid of all them. Edges are still some edges on the wine Sometimes refer beginners. You try to get the sale for people who are starting out the wine or or just a casual wine drinkers take the edges off and sometimes those edges that make the one beautiful and this is really nice wine. I'm it's a Super Tuscan. I like Super Tuscan said tastes. Great got great acidity. There's a story behind it It's next year. If you grab a two seven to two thousand seventeen it's going to be different than the two thousand sixteen. I probably good though I would imagine. Rob Probably next year. This time I'll be doing the twenty seventeen version of our two thousand eighteen. Maybe by that point but there you go That's it from us at cheap wine. Finder DOT COM drink super wash in wines. Which are taken Super Tuscan wines which are a tribute to the winds of Italy and Fan of Washington Italy Lee and good for them and good for me. Because I'm drinking it and does not talk to you bye bye.
Creative Ways to Boost Your Site Speed | Ep. #1176
"Welcome to marketing school. The only podcast that provides daily top level marketing tips and strategies from entrepreneurs that practice what they preach live what they teach. Let's start leveling up your marketing knowledge with your instructors Neil Patel and Eric Su hey margie today welcome to another episode of Marketing School I'm Eric Su and I'm Neil Patel and today we're GonNa talk about some creative ways to boost your son Oh and he he became really automated and passionate about so passionate that he wrote just type in W. B. Wbz beginner side that's why sites speed you should be able to find it's actually he's to measuring tools are the most accurate but yeah like faster server is one thing cashing cashing is another thing but the most creative thing that I found is for that reason I want to talk to you today about a company called Dream House Dream Hose powers the web with fast websites and superior customer service brought to you by team of web experts or super eight speed so first and foremost site speed look important ranking factor a lot of people spend time looking at it optimizing it because while it creates a better user experience and I think the speed helps with conversions in addition to that google uses it to determine where your site ranks in their index the fastener website loads the higher your rank online you want to create a good experience overall this is what factors in an algorithm so the first thing I'll say is you want to measure your site speed in the first place right so sure you can use Google's page speed there's ping them in general like there's all these tools that tell you how to increase your site speed if you follow him you should get better site speed I look for the creative stuff that most people don't it's not perfect because we have so much but in general when we make all these changes are low time just keeps getting better and better and sometimes we see it go down because not always at the added to your success online we've worked with them to create a special offer just remarking school listeners all you have to do is go to dream host dot com slash marking school to learn more and get your website online faster low time I've forgotten exactly how much we've constantly make low time tweaks yeah literally like every single week isn't the dot com right yeah let's be better unformed piece about how he increases his speed because there's a lot of misinformation that's being fed out there and say it's actually technical he's also very competitive too right so he likes to prove in our nice well see more than one point five I know it's less than two million to billion sorry so we know that site speed actually does fall to the bottom listens to a lot of our episodes when he's walking but he's got a really good blog called WBZ beginner wtrw he actually wrote something about the site speed because we were doing a mastermind session in start loading up your site as much as possible from a cdn it's cheaper and a super effective as well our mutual friends siad from WBZ beginner and say it's probably listening to this because he he something billion dollars okay so was that ten figures as ten figures yeah it's a lot of money actually know the number printed on this morning on shop of highway it's under one second even though despite all the stuff that Neil has on his site it's under one second nine hundred ninety one milliseconds yeah I have a big checklist I'll show Eric Yeah my developer they have their page beat tool that you can look at us. GT metrix that's G. T. Metrics what the X. Lighthouses Well Lighthouse there's Ping them like his site is like the fastest authorized one and he challenges his team to kind of beat him on it right and which is what I love about him so let's look a Neil site right here and Tim O. Five validation like re factor J US we've actor css code missing WPA image class in HTML missing secret or SC Amazon noted quite a while back that every every millisecond or every second that's added they lose quite a win one point six or one point seven or nine one point you can find a developer usually for a few hundred dollars who will do all the stuff for you and that's typically what I do to improve my say rocket plugging with the customized Lazy Ella Replace J. Query with Vanilla Jaaz whereas possible save image from Youtube to local media library forms at eight just like us a CDN right do you serve your html pages images and everything off the Use It like a server instead of just your static pages no try doing that you're low time will remember you're GonNa do that where I learned this until or relearn this until recently so but that's what you do and what was the result for
Brex corporate card founder on how they built a company worth over $2.5 billion
"Hey there it's me again Bryan and excuse the interruption but we're gearing up for another hotline bling on talking points and no you remember the number one eight. Seven seven T. P. G. T. R. V. L. One of the biggest shopping days of the year is coming up in the points. Guy Team wants you to make most of it. So if you've got any questions on how to earn miles or use them this holiday season we will be taking your questions once again. Call us at one. Eight seven seven teepee GT DT l.. So I'll take your questions and I'll also give you the scoop on upcoming holiday trip to way toward Maldives India and Israel. Oh yes I'm going back to Israel my second time this year and I'm doing most of it on my own in point so give me a call lear message on how you can maximize your holiday a spending in time off. Come on guys. We all need a vacation even while it may seem like an internal vacation couldn't be further from the truth. They worked me to the bone here at the point sky so hotline closes two weeks before Turkey Day so call soon. That's one eight. Seven seven P. G. T. R. B. L.. And I'll see you after that. Welcome to talking points. I'm your host Brian Kelly and on this episode were talking Brex with the co CEO and Co founder and Rica Yugra and head of partnerships and rewards Thomas Subpoena Ni. Let's go into detail about how brexit started. We build financial services to help companies out how rewards program works with some exciting citing new enhancements. This year we offer discount on. We work off your space resume and a card out nets for accounting services and what makes different went from other products and competitors. We don't actually need to have branches and legacy systems and things that actually cost lots of serve so because because we're so much more efficient than traditional bank we can afford to share more of the economics with the customer and give more points. That's all ahead Ed. Right after this at Toyota we assemble cars and trucks right here with American hands. AMERICAN AIRCON hands at the design table and on the assembly line handing over keys. Hammering assembling hardworking hands hands that volunteer hands that served served our country hands the coach. T-ball the hands that assemble our vehicles. Hold us together so when we get asked who we are. We proudly raise our hands and say we Toyota USA Toyota vehicles and components are assembled in the US using US and globally sourced parts. Thomas Brigade thanks for joining me today. Thank you for having us. So first of all for people who are listening who have no idea what brexit you know. It's a corporate card. Is it a payments platform simply simply put what. The heck is brass so we build financial services to help companies grow and today we have two main products which is is brexit card. Embrace cash so BREX card is like a corporate card. Embrace cash is a cash management account. That can replace Your Bank bank account and you guys created this from scratch and Rica. I remember meeting you. I met you in August of twenty eighteen to be honest. I was a little bit skeptical. I was like you guys. You're trying to create a new corporate card and disrupt multibillion dollar industry as young twenty. somethings but this past year has been pretty incredible for you guys right. Yeah No. We've done really well. And I think a lot of a came from our strategy behind the products which were from the beginning not kind of boiling together all small businesses as the same we understand that startups ecommerce commerce restaurants and hotels are very different businesses and have very different needs and also we. You know we have this mission to to get rid of personal guarantees So I think you know the combination of two factors plus the fact that we rebuild the technology analogy stock from scratch. We have much better usability and experience because of that you know we got a lot of traction and so I mean the real big differentiator with Brex and small business. Credit cards or corporate cards is that there is no personal guarantee right. So how can you guys afford from a risk perspective to have a a charge card. That isn't guaranteed to someone's personal line of credit. Yeah so I think you know going back to the factory understand all all the businesses that we serve it helps us from that perspective because when we serve a tech company we we look at a set of risk factors then we look at an e. Commerce company is a completely different set of risk factors. So because we were. We're looking at in this kind of like vertical is way we have a lot less risk and then the second aspect of it. It's a charge arch card so we need to pay it in fall by the end of the statement and that also reduces the risk. And you guys. Actually you direct trek debit from the banking account right. That's correct. Got It so you know who is eligible. I know there's there's been differing accounts. It is a little bit harder to get a Brex card than your traditional small business credit card. Would you say that that's true. I think that's true for verticals that we don't serve today so for example if you a are a professional service organization so you know an accounting firm a law firm this is not a vertical. Were occurring serving so so it's really hard to get through our underwriting costs But if you are a technology company or you're an ECOMMERCE come in cell of Your Life Sciences Company. It's actually actually easier than the traditional cart And really for startups and especially start-ups that have received funding. This is that that's a real sweet spot that you're going for exactly God and then when you say life sciences what exactly does that mean like. Biotech Pharma are kind of everything. Dang health technology related but I think e commerce is also a big of our target market. Yep So people that are selling goods goods online got it and so. Let's just talk a little bit about your funding so like I said when I met you guys last year I was like good luck getting then with the big dogs. You know. You're you're going against some stiff competition but I think actually you're Y combinator. You were waiting to hear like that week. I think and that funding funding ended up coming through. How much total funding have you gotten since inception I think roughly three hundred and eighty million. That's amazing so that puts the value of bricks. Roughly half billion today. Pretty Darn impressive and actually Thomas. You know. You actually was October of last year. You guys launched the rewards platform so when you guys you know wanted to create the rewards platform for breakfast like what was the approach that you took did you. Did you look at what was working on the other business credit cards in the marketplace. Or did you decide to go. A different direction isn't that that's a good question. So as with everything that we do we definitely a look at what others have done successfully in less successfully. And then really you know we approached rewards with the same can of pillars of the value proposition. Listen as we approached building bricks. Like and Ricky explain so one of the key things. That's different about bricks is we've thought about every aspect of the product vertical vertical and it really with our target marketing mind like understanding that startups are not like traditional small businesses. So the need a card that works for them took the same approach to rewards right so we thought about like what works well with rewards. Why do people like about three words? They like earning points that they can use for variety of things. They're also so like perks. That give them a discounts and access to through things that it wouldn't get access to otherwise but if you're a startup you are spending uh on different things than a traditional small business and you are using different like services and then a traditional small business would so we we built a rewards program can from the ground up with that in mind really focusing on on target market and so the the categories in which we give multipliers ears you know we created from scratch the perks and deals that we made we can win out and got them because we knew that they'd be be exciting for talk market and you guys made an exciting announcement this July by adding transfer partners which I know was created a little bit of buzz here at Ti headquarters guys added headed Arrow Mexico. Cathay Janka Air France. KLM Qantas Singapore one of my favorites and jet blue. Which of those transfer partners has been the the most popular with your Brex? Cardholders unsurprisingly is today we serve US based companies so jetblue has been the most popular chess says regarding their out of that group but you know our our customers our economy executives of early stage companies trouble also internationally and six other transfer partners that we have can which covered the three main alliances star Alliance Skyteam in world have also been really popular across the board. Thomas I have to ask how is in Riquet as a CEO. Does he let you fly jet blue when you go coast to coast a a tough question spot when when I travel to New York with him I for sure to fly Jet Blue Bin. That's yeah I mean we. We've we've gotten we actually opened the new Breaks in the New York office fairly recently. And so we've been You know going back and forth quite a bit and Jen has been. There has been a great way to do that. Yeah I think when you're find flying red eye we're definitely more generous in those situations so people don't lose a full day work. Yeah you know jetblue coach actually. I've flown it before from New York to Costa Rica. It's actually really nice. If you get. The good seats can be even bigger than some first class. But points are one thing but you know Brex you guys have a ton of different perks I I mean how do you offer a five hundred up to five thousand dollar credit on Amazon web services like how is that structured card yeah like brick. Yeah I mean I think that's another thing that we did On in building the rewards program is thinking through how we can creatively offer the most in Utah Customer base. A lot of our perks that we offer those are joint funded by embrace and the partners right because because we have such a exciting customer bays of new very fast growing companies companies that cater to that ecosystem of Technology Asia and start ups are excited about partnering with us to to get access to those customers and offer them perks right And so you know in the same way that we we partnered with. Aws We offer discount on. We work coffee space or on resume and The car or a net suite eight for accounting services. They're all of those are are companies that are interested in them can of catering to the customer base that we are you know. A lot of the one of the biggest biggest trends in credit cards is experiences. You know it seems like every issuer every loyalty programs trying to figure out ways to give an experience I know you guys had a brex lounge or or have one in San Francisco. It seems like a big step in the beginning to try to do a physical location. What's been the experience with the lounge is? Are there plans for more we. We tried to look at things that work and that customers enjoy from other providers and and and do it with a little bit of a difference Pimm so with with that in mind. We opened our first physical location oval room by Brex in South Park neighborhood in San Francisco. Why that matters is? It's you know one of the neighborhoods in San Francisco where not of the venture capital firms are and you know as a start up If you're in the bay area and as a founder of a start up in the barrier you you find yourself in that neighborhood like more than not and so. We thought that that was an interesting way of offering gay if physical space where I fear. Founder you can and go between two meetings or entertain a potential investor or a candidate in a space other than your office. which new for having in breakfast breakfast? I officers are sometimes less glamorous than you would want it to be there. That was the initial idea. It's been going really well. It's been very popular alert. And of course you know as our customer base has been growing expanding rapidly all throughout the US. You know we're we're thinking about like how can we give more access to physical spaces through camp customers beyond our Humvees of the the barrier. So that's something we'll look at in the future. So can we expect a New York Room opening up soon. I I think if we were to happen. If goes piece in another city would definitely be New York. We'll see we'll see what shape that takes but yeah that's something we're looking into cool actually one other thing to note you recently just recently announced that breakfast now. A World Mastercard. What does that mean? Why is that's such a big deal? Yeah so that means. Because we're we're part of the domestic old world delete for business program Our customers get access to an extra set of benefits. like You know travel insurance rental car insurance as well as some additional perks And services that they get access to mastercard. I so it's just one additional layer on the underside of benefits that Our customers get access to Colt more of my conversation with brex coming after the break. Stay tuned talking points is supported boarded by one of my favorite luggage companies away luggage. I've said it before and I'll say it again away. 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Teepee G. for twenty dollars off your next suitcase and when you're traveling take a picture and Hashtag talking points and I may come stock your instagram and comment about how good you look with your away bag. Welcome back to talking points. Let's jump back into my conversation with bricks. I have to ask so Thomas you're a Stanford for Grad and Enrica Euro Stanford dropout. So is there actually judgment against the people who actually graduated in the office in some weird way yeah. I think that it's the opposite. There's no judgment against people who didn't graduate and Ricky. What do you have any plans to finish up the degree or I mean it seems like you're sprinting? Renting now is that something on your to do list or so it I. I still have a lot to do if I wanted to like missing like three years of it so probably knock. Uh Well. It seems like you've got your hands full. Let's talk a little bit about the mark about the marketing. You guys have had some pretty funny campaigns around Brexit New York. We've seen your guys playing off for the Fire Fest and Fire Your Corporate Card. What was the reaction to that campaign and have you is humor? Mer Is it resonating for a financial product which historically hasn't really been done. Yeah so I think that. Were in the process of like figuring figuring out what we want our brand to be long term and we experimented a lot of stuff the fire festival one. I think for people who got it was gray like we got a lot of positive comments in it. I think there's There was a little bit too much of the population that actually thought we were fire festival. So I would say you know. It was a success among our target market than the US. But you know it had a little bit of a negative effect. Ktar people didn't know us and I mean right now when you look at Brexit's the card and the payments platform which section of the business. Are you most excited about growth wise. I I think that we're excited about both in different ways. So I think you know on card. We're excited to keep expanding to more more verticals and even getting more customers to be able to sign up and use bricks in the cash management account. Were excited about being support. You know any kind of company that actually wants to signs up but also expanding the capabilities for our current customers because now no matter what you need to it. Pay If it's through card wires. Ach Checks or whatever it is you can pay using bricks and earn in points on everything. Yeah talk about the on the cash sites you know when you spend on the card. How ecosystems work together so you can get points on payments commits so traditionally were banks do? Is they charge you to make payments for bill pay or wires they're always charging brex inverted that dynamic and said we actually give you points for making payments and you can accumulate the same kind of points on the credit cards side and on the cash side. How can you afford to do that? I know with no annual fee. How is this profitable? Yes so I think the the biggest difference with cash is because we're replacing your bank and because of that because we're fully online we don't actually we need to have branches legacy systems and things that actually cost a lot to serve so because we're so much more efficient agent than a traditional bank like our cost to serve customers so much lower we can afford to share more of the economics with the customer and give more appoints back Interesting enrich. This isn't your first go at you. Know a payments company. You know when you were what sixteen you founded a PA- guard me in Brazil. What is it been like? What are the differences in starting a payments in corporate card company in the US versus doing the same in Brazil? How has it been different EH harder to break into the US market or did you? Did you have that breakout. Success in Brazil was that an easier business to get off the ground or I think they were both challenging in different ways in Brazil. We had a lot less resource. So you know like here. We said we raised three hundred eighty million there. We raise roughly three hundred one. Eighty thousand so it was you know much scarcer resources so everything was more efficient. But but also I think we cruise lowered. And we're growing here and here. I think there's a lot of talent we can hire from existing players and existing startup. Arta done really well above and fintech outside of Fintech this startup. Mark in Brazil's not bad developed so we had to kind of learn everything from scratch but I would say that the scale of what we're doing here is so much larger than we did. That is actually more exciting You know you're tackling a the business side of things is your end goal to get into the consumer market as well so Not In the plans for now and the reason for that is we believe a lot of times times the bank's focus a lot on their consumers and consumer brands and businesses. That are kind of left to a second team and you know we wanNA focus solely on the business and create a best experience for the business and the business owners How many employees do you have now? Three hundred you guys are planning to get to four hundred. Is that still the case. Yeah I think we're almost four hundred. What's the culture like at bricks as you grow and expand in this thing's really taking off like what are the key tenants of the BREX corporate culture? Yeah so I think we have kind of high five core values so the first one is dream big so you know. We want to have a very large impact in this world and we want everyone. That's here to kind of want that too so we we really incentivize people to dream big and what we can do second one is seek truth so you know for example with rewards we thought. How can we make something better for the customer if we're smaller than all our competitors and you know by thinking through it and doing it a vertical way and having in our partners fund some of it and actually being creative around it we can? Actually you know designed something better than that's what seek truth about then we have owners mentality. which is you know behave like an owner? Do What's right for the company then. We have be a fixer. which is you know it's get stuff? Don On and number five is customer focus which is always empathize and think about the customer. When making decisions and do you guys handle? I mean customer service issue built that function from the ground up. What is your commitment to customer service? We believe that's actually a point of rotation when you talk to brass because you can easily talk to a person and our goal with customer service is half people not have to reach out so there's a lot of small things we do to kind of make that happen. One example is every time you swipe your card is inclined. We're actually text you. Why was it declined? What do you do to fix it without or having to wait thirty minutes and a customer service line so we're always actually working to not have you have to talk for service and then because of that we we can have better customer service for the people who actually need to support? What do you guys think of the overall market right? Now there's a lot of talk of easy money startups. It's golden age but you know a lot of people are saying that bubble's GONNA come. There's too much free money. You see that as an existential threat to Brex if if the economy really hits a recession and that easy money dries up do you see your potential new clients really shrinking. Yeah I think one thing that's important to understand Astana about brax is. We're a little bit like the venture capital Industry Dopp. We make most of our money with the companies that grow up so so there's a lot of startups that start on breaks and some of them succeed. Some of them don't all our money is made on those who succeed so new. Venture capital accelerates in only concentrates on the companies. That are actually doing really well. It doesn't impact us as much because the companies are doing really. Yeah well they'll stick on breaks and then in addition to that I think we were also not just like startups. Now that we have now really three verticals is that we that we focus on tack like life sciences and ECOMMERCE and then as we expand to two new verticals also will help us. Continue to grow so You know even if one of the markets that we target starts growing more slowly and did you guys have plans internationally Thomas from France correct and Enrica. You're from Eh Brazil. Do you guys have international expansion for Brex or you really just focus on the US market at this time For the time being focused on the US market. Obviously you know so our first values dream big so we have global ambitions. But I think we're focused on solving the problems are occurring. US customers for now got got it. And let's end with some fun travel questions so enrica. You're from Brasilia from some Paolo. Where in Brazil you know outside of Rio and sound polished people visit visit? They've never been to your country so my biggest recommendation is to goes to Brazil for new years. which is a completely different experience than anywhere else in the world and go to Troncoso and by? I hear that's amazing I've never been. Actually you wear all white and run into the ocean at midnight. Yes and funny story about stop. I thought that was like a global thing so I went spend years in the Caribbean. When you're and I I was dressed all white and I got there are no one else? You're running into the ocean. Yes exactly that was also what happened. Thomas what about you. Where in France to highly recommend outside of Paris and in the south of France places where people usually go? Yeah Yeah I'd say. Probably two things like either the Alps for skiing Rich Hi How you recommend less crowded than less expensive than in the US send better snow maybe leave and then that's for the winter and then in the summer when visits really special inferences the island of Corsica. It's part of France France actually closer to Italy. It's next to Sardinia on the under the West Coast really. It's beautiful weather like in this other friends but none of the Crowds and like big brick buildings beautiful beaches mountains. It's pretty pretty special place highly. Recommend their amazing. So you heard it here. Corsica and Troncoso in Brazil too hot spots to visit guys. Thanks so much for taking the time to walk me you through this really innovative product. Congratulations on all your success and a Forbes. Thirty under thirty over three hundred million in funding is a massive Asif success. So it's been fun to watch you
Episode 95 Swipe Up Without 10,000 Instagram Followers
"Welcome to the wordpress photography. podcast the PODCAST for photographers. Who Want to learn how to get the most out of wordpress to grow their photography business. You don't need to be a key to understand. wordpress settled back. And listen as we show you how. Now here's your host Scott Widen Kipah wits. Welcome to episode ninety five. This is Scott. When give wit's end today we're going to continue with the topic on Instagram. And I have one goal with this with this episode of the podcast and it is to show you that if your photographer with under ten thousand followers on instagram you. You can actually do a swipe up feature in your instagram stories. You have to do is sort of a hack work around in order to make it happen. Yeah you can't just do it like somebody who actually has ten thousand followers can do it where it's built in you have to do do a workaround so I'm gonNA show you using facebook's crater studio if you are not using crater studio. I recommend it especially to upload your instagram Graham Stories. Anything you make on your computer that you want to upload to your instagram you can actually post to your feet and to your TV. Which which? You're GONNA need as well by connecting your Creator Studio on Facebook to your instagram account. Now all this does if you go to business dot facebook dot com mm slash creator studio and Create Studio being one word in that. You are L.. Then you can then connect your instagram account. You Graham Account and your facebook page and you then have access to edit modify and also post to your instagram feed your instagram stories and your ide- TV so what you would do once. You're all set up with that. Is You. Make sure you're in the INSTAGRAM TAB. Go to create post choose. I G. T. V. Instagram TV. And you'RE GONNA go ahead and you're going to create a new post to your instagram accounts. And yes as you just saw. If you're watching this episode then you probably saw that you can actually connect multiple pages and multiple interim accounts to the Creator Studio that Israeli Nice. Then you will go hand you upload the file you can import it from your facebook page age. If you have stories that create our facebook page and you want to utilize or you can actually go to file. So I create all my stories inside of final Caprio and So I do it. Just upload that file that created there you can also upload a custom image if you want and of course has to be a vertical image but you can upload a custom image you then they're gonNa to create your title so this is my amazing title. That is the title. I'm going to use the sample title and then I have these emojis that I use that that I include include I haven't many APP note and just copy and paste them here and you can see that there's too if you're again watching this episode. I have a down Arrow and a mouse click. There is no touch Like tap phone emoji. I wish there was but I can't find that really works. Well so basically is saying you. You can Tap to look down and then the description. Here's where the fun hack comes into play in the description of I g ATV you can put a euro and that you are. Ill is click -able on the phone right whereas if you were using an instagram degrom post normal in your feed and you put a url is taxed. They don't make it tap applicable on the phone. Which means that. If you're sharing a blog post host in you WANNA say go to this blog post and you type it in and you have to say or visit my Lincoln Bio in click the link in the bio and that's annoying so the work around is saying saying okay. Here's the link to the blog posts. Right you put in your your L. to the blog post and any description. This is my amazing description. And you put that in for the. Id TV episode the TV. I G TV episode. You're making and then you hit publish or you can actually schedule schedule. It you can schedule your TV and also your feed all INCR- studio. It's really nice to do on the desktop. Now I mean I use buffer as you saw in the last episode I actually buffer for episodes ago. I use a buffer to schedule my instagram posts but for stories and ID TV. I'd do it all in Creator. Studio could just so much easier Whenever I have one that I've created on the computer not on my phone. I I mean okay so you po you publish that right you have all done next thing to do is actually go and create an instagram story. So we're going to go ahead and create a story story. I'm GonNa say this is my story and say swipe up now of course you. Can you could add in Buchanan sticker song to add a swipe up sticker and obviously the colors ingrates. I'M GONNA change the color ever go. This is my story. Swipe up and now what you're GONNA do. And there's a link icon. You're going to click that link icon and choose the I G ATV video that you just created Nigga hit done. And now what's going to happen. Is that in your in your story. There's going to be for people. Watching coaching is going to be that. Swipe up a feature and when they swipe up it's actually going to take them to the story so when they swipe up they're gonNA see this. They're gonNA see the Youtube TV episode. You created you can see the title will have the Emoji which is more visible and when they go to click it. It's going to bring down the description without link and then they can click the link and they can get to the page you want them to get to it. Is that simple. But it's still a hack that you have to do unfortunately only if you don't have the right amount of of of subscribers if you don't have ten thousand which is not your fault. I mean it it it. It happened and not everybody has a goal of getting to ten thousand followers. Not Everybody needs to get to ten thousand followers for their photography business. If you're not there you have a way to do a swipe up with a little bit of extra work rather than swiping up and going right to the oral that you're saying there swiping up and they're going to you wouldn't do TV which then will then send them to the link. You want them to go to so there you go. That is episode ninety five. I can't believe leave worry episode ninety five. I hope you're enjoying this sort of multi part series on instagram. What would be really cool if I can get to episode ninety nine all on Instagram. That is my goal and that way episode. One hundred will be something super special. I don't know what it would be but but I'm still working on it I'm if you think that'd be cool to have Matt Molin Wig. Come on the world. Press photography PODCASTS. Matt Mullah Wag is the the original creator of wordpress please just ping us on twitter instagram. Wherever it is Facebook Ping US and just say I want. I want you to get Matt on episode one hundred. Thank you for watching. Thank you for listening. Check out the show not imminently dot com slash. podcast slash ninety. The in the next exit was it. You've been listening to the word. Press Photography podcast to listen to other episodes and subscribe to the podcast by. I tuned Stitcher pitcher. Google play and more. Please visit image Lee Dot Com forward slash podcast.
Episode 95 Swipe Up Without 10,000 Instagram Followers
"Welcome to the wordpress photography. podcast the PODCAST for photographers. Who Want to learn how to get the most out of wordpress to grow their photography business. You don't need to be a key to understand. wordpress settled back. And listen as we show you how. Now here's your host Scott Widen Kipah wits. Welcome to episode ninety five. This is Scott. When give wit's end today we're going to continue with the topic on Instagram. And I have one goal with this with this episode of the podcast and it is to show you that if your photographer with under ten thousand followers on instagram you. You can actually do a swipe up feature in your instagram stories. You have to do is sort of a hack work around in order to make it happen. Yeah you can't just do it like somebody who actually has ten thousand followers can do it where it's built in you have to do do a workaround so I'm gonNA show you using facebook's crater studio if you are not using crater studio. I recommend it especially to upload your instagram Graham Stories. Anything you make on your computer that you want to upload to your instagram you can actually post to your feet and to your TV. Which which? You're GONNA need as well by connecting your Creator Studio on Facebook to your instagram account. Now all this does if you go to business dot facebook dot com mm slash creator studio and Create Studio being one word in that. You are L.. Then you can then connect your instagram account. You Graham Account and your facebook page and you then have access to edit modify and also post to your instagram feed your instagram stories and your ide- TV so what you would do once. You're all set up with that. Is You. Make sure you're in the INSTAGRAM TAB. Go to create post choose. I G. T. V. Instagram TV. And you'RE GONNA go ahead and you're going to create a new post to your instagram accounts. And yes as you just saw. If you're watching this episode then you probably saw that you can actually connect multiple pages and multiple interim accounts to the Creator Studio that Israeli Nice. Then you will go hand you upload the file you can import it from your facebook page age. If you have stories that create our facebook page and you want to utilize or you can actually go to file. So I create all my stories inside of final Caprio and So I do it. Just upload that file that created there you can also upload a custom image if you want and of course has to be a vertical image but you can upload a custom image you then they're gonNA and create your title so this is my amazing title. That is the title. I'm going to use the sample title and then I have these emojis that I use that that I include include I haven't many apple note and just copy and paste them here and you can see that there's too if you're again watching this episode. I have a down Arrow and a mouse click. There is no touch Like tap phone emoji. I wish there was but I can't find that really works. Well so basically is saying you. You can Tap to look down and then the description. Here's where the fun hack comes into play in the description of I g ATV you can put a euro and that you are. Ill is click -able on the phone right whereas if you were using an instagram degrom post normal in your feed and you put a url is taxed. They don't make it tap applicable on the phone. Which means that. If you're sharing a blog post host in you WANNA say go to this blog post and you type it in and you have to say or visit my Lincoln Bio in click the link in the bio and that's annoying so the work around is saying saying okay. Here's the link to the blog posts. Right you put in your your L. to the blog post and any description. This is my amazing description. And you put that in for the. Id TV episode the TV TV episode. You're making and then you hit publish or you can actually schedule schedule. It you can schedule your TV and also your feed all INCR- studio. It's really nice to do on the desktop. Now I mean I use buffer as you saw in the last episode I actually buffer for episodes ago. I use a buffer to schedule my instagram posts but for stories and ID TV. I'd do it all in Creator. Studio could just so much easier Whenever I have one that I've created on the computer not on my phone. I I mean okay so you po you publish that right you have all done next thing to do is actually go and create an instagram story. So we're going to go ahead and create a story story. I'm GonNa say this is my story and say swipe up now of course you. Can you could add in Buchanan sticker song to add a swipe up sticker and obviously the colors ingrates. I'M GONNA change the color ever go. This is my story. Swipe up and now what you're GONNA do. And there's a link icon. You're going to click that link icon and choose the I G ATV video that you just created Nigga hit done. And now what's going to happen. Is that in your in your story. There's going to be for people. Watching coaching is going to be that. Swipe up a feature and when they swipe up it's actually going to take them to the story so when they swipe up they're gonNA see this. They're gonNA see the Youtube TV episode. You created you can see the title will have the Emoji which is more visible and when they go to click it. It's going to bring down the description without link and then they can click the link and they can get to the page you want them to get to it. Is that simple. But it's still a hack that you have to do unfortunately only if you don't have the right amount of of of subscribers if you don't have ten thousand which is not your fault. I mean it it it. It happened and not everybody has a goal of getting to ten thousand followers. Not Everybody needs to get to ten thousand followers for their photography business. If you're not there you have a way to do a swipe up with a little bit of extra work rather than swiping up and going right to the oral that you're saying there swiping up and they're going to you wouldn't do TV which then will then send them to the link. You want them to go to so there you go. That is episode ninety five. I can't believe leave worry episode ninety five. I hope you're enjoying this sort of multi part series on instagram. What would be really cool if I can get to episode ninety nine all on Instagram. That is my goal and that way episode. One hundred will be something super special. I don't know what it would be but but I'm still working on it I'm if you think that'd be cool to have Matt Molin Wig. Come on the world. Press photography PODCASTS. Matt Mullah Wag is the the original creator of wordpress please just ping us on twitter instagram. Wherever it is Facebook Ping US and just say I want. I want you to get Matt on episode one hundred. Thank you for watching. Thank you for listening. Check out the show not imminently dot com slash. podcast slash ninety. The in the next exit was it. You've been listening to the word. Press Photography podcast to listen to other episodes and subscribe to the podcast by. I tuned Stitcher pitcher. Google play and more. Please visit image Lee Dot Com forward slash podcast.
1495: How To Be Less Busy In A Busy Busy World by Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on Slowing Down & Enjoying Life
"Pisses optimal living daily episode fourteen. Ninety five out to be less busy in a busy busy world by Leo about a of M M list DOT COM and we're narrator just a Malik reading blogs or articles every single day of the year to help you live a more meaningful life covering personal growth self help minimalism productivity happiness. And more before we get to it. If you have a business or you know someone who does you probably know that small business owners where a lot of hats and some of those ties are totally great but some like filing taxes and running payroll for example. Not so great. Especially when you have the flu like me as we're Gusto comes in customers payroll taxes and HR actually easy for small businesses fast simple payroll processing benefits and Sybil management tools. All in one place Gusto automatically pays and files does your federal state and local taxes. They enough to worry about it. Plus they make it easy to add on health benefits even 401k's for your team. Those old school clunky payroll Arrow providers just weren't built for the way modern small businesses work. But GUSTO is is the new year. Now's the time to get set up so don't wait listeners. Get three months free when they run their first payroll. Try a demo and see for yourself at Gusto dot com slash old that's G. T. O.. Dot Com slash L. D. rows. Get right to the post as we optimize your life how to be less busy in a busy busy. The world by Leo Buddha of 'EM LIST DOT com. Most of us are pretty busy just about every day some like it that way. Being I'm busy is almost a status symbol as it shows your important and productive and a go getter and achiever. If you're in a power meeting and sending emails on your blackberry making calls. Does he must be important right. I say we should reject that little game of WHO's busier than whom we should opt out. We should say I'd rather find peace of mind and be able to relax and really enjoy life and allow to pass me by just so I can be productive and show everyone how important I am. Okay maybe say something shorter instead like no thanks. Why busy is a fool's trap thing busy is it never ends? You'll never get out of it. molest he made a very conscious effort part because there is no end to the to do list to emails IAMs and phone calls the meetings and meetings and yes more meetings for hamsters on a treadmill running for no real purpose except to make a boss happy to make money for someone else or perhaps to make money for ourselves but to what end the treadmill mill will never end. There is never an end because there is no destination but guess what the journey is the destination we are already there. What we do today is what our life is? What it's all about is being this busy really the meaning of life or is there something more? Is there a better life life. I believe we should issue business for things with more value issue the urging for the importance and even then. If we're doing important things we should not fill every minute with important things. When he learned to relax and be happy and enjoy life otherwise is not worth living? We need to rediscover what is like to do nothing to sit still to enjoy silence. We need to put more space in between things instead of cramming them together all the time. Let's stop being busy. Is you start being happy. How to be less busy is a decision? I WANNA be less busy. I don't WanNa do this anymore. We'll follows really depends depends on how much control you have over your day. If you have at least some control make two lists your ideal day and all the things that fill up your day all your commitments start by eliminating commitments that are not essential that don't make up your ideal day. Caller email people and tell them you can no longer commit to the commitment that you don't have the time people will be disappointed but will live then start following your ideal schedule. Be Sure. They're spaces between things. So you're not rushed leave large blocks of time wide open so you can focus on creating or doing. What makes you happy leave at least one big block for doing non works stuff whether that spending time with family or exercising precising or doing a hobby or just relaxing? We'll get your to do list is he. We can eliminate or delegate or postpone until later each each day. Just choose one or three things to focus on have a block of time designated for doing emails and phone calls and smaller tasks so they don't interrupt you throughout the day a disconnect from the Internet for large chunks of time. When you go places turn your mobile device off or leave behind? You can be disconnected from the online world an interruptions and connected to the real world and real people clear way distractions and interruptions. So you're not always switching your tension between things. Avoid Loyd meetings seriously. They filled our days without being productive single task. Instead of multitask focus on important things rather than a bunch of little things. If you get caught up opening new tabs to read bookmarked them later with delicious or Insta- paper more some other service and enjoy the peacefulness. Relax take naps naps breath. If you have little control see how much you can already implemented from earlier you might get further than you think. Mapping out an ideal day a eliminating commitments. Simplify your to do list. Single tasking clearing away distractions and interruptions. Most people can do most of these things or if not most things things in at least a few also talked to your boss. Tell your boss that you like to be more productive and that the interruptions in meetings are getting in the way of accomplishing more born things. He's tell your boss what you like to accomplish and whether you like to change about your schedule workout a compromise also thinking about changing jobs if you have no control this is a longer term change. Obviously but it's possible and maybe even desirable somebody to consider at least in the end. Whatever changes you make you can be less busy we simply by changing your mindset to one where you live in the present rather than always thinking about other things slowdown breathe? Enjoy every moment. Learn to focus on what's in front of you and find peace in whatever you do then razor fist against a world in victory in laugh quietly having beaten this busy a busy world. He just listened to the post titled How to be less busy in a busy busy world by Leo Buddha of M N M list DOT COM. You Probably Know Leo Best From San Habits Don net but this is his other site. That focuses more minimalism resum. I guess it's pronounced minimalist dot com. But I WANNA make sure you get the spelling right if you go check it out. That's M N M list DOT COM and don't forget Gusto. I offers modern easy payroll and benefits small businesses across the country. They're even named best online payroll by PC MAG get three months free. When you run your first payroll Agusto Agusto dot com slash? Don't wait get sutter for this New Year that's Gusto DOT com slash. They'll do for today have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow where optimal life awaits.
Her Parents Dont Think Im Good Enough
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P. dot com slash strawberry quip better oral health made. And rewarding. Well guys fifteen days until the November third election go to vote dot org, get your dates in early voting locations in your state and get it done. Okay. Get it done. Get it done. We've all done ours. Yeah Steve You're next All right. Yeah. Yeah. He said today after work. I don't vote. I'll tell you what it's going to be. One of the damn days I don't give them wait until the third, right. Just as long as you vote. Where about that? I'm wrong CAM. All right. Here we go time now for today's strawberry letter if you need advice and relationships dating work sex parenting and more, please submit your strawberry letter to Steve Harvey FM DOT COM and click submit strawberry and other We could be reading your letter. Just. Like we're GONNA. Live right here right now here we go that buckle up and hold on tight. We got it for you here it is strawberry letter. Thank you nephew subject her parents don't think I'm good enough. Dear Steve From Shirley I'm thirty year old man dating a twenty five year old woman. We've been together for four months and things just got ugly between us. She moved to the US three years ago her parents live in Africa. She came to the states by herself to attend college and she's done quite well for. Herself. She's not like the average twenty, five year old. She does not drink smoke curse or party, and she only listens to Christian, music she is gorgeous and way out of my league. So I'm very lucky to have her. I've been honest with her about my past in the bad choices I've made in women not finishing college in my career goals I'm Nola partying and smoking weed. Still drink sometimes, my career is just taking off. So I'm not as financially stable as I would like to be. She's very close to her parents and she tells them everything when she told him about me she said, they immediately decided I'm not good enough for her. That have been bothering me. So recently when she was face timing with her parents, I told her I'd like to say hello to them. I leaned in to say hi and her dad started frowning and he did not speak back instead he told me that he's disappointed in how I chose to present myself to him and his wife for the first time he said it's obvious that I make bad decisions a lot. So he did not want me dating his daughter after the call she cried and said, she cannot go against her parents wishes. So we could only be friends she asked if I. Could be patient until she can change her parents minds should I remained friendly with her and see what happens or should I respect her parents wishes well, honestly I think the decision already been made I mean she's not going against her parents wishes. So say hello to your little friend right now that's why she is right now you guys can only be friends but I do like the fact that you know she's out of your league and that you're very lucky to have her it depends on what you do with her you know and how you handle this situation from here on out. There's Obviously something she likes about you or she wouldn't have gotten with you in the first place. I mean you guys have only been together for four months but. There's culturally a difference here. You know this doesn't work for her parents. You know your background, the choices, all of that. They're very much a part of her decisions. Guess She's grown she's twenty, five but Dating her family has a say and she's listening to them I mean, you gotta say about every parent this about every parent always want the best for their kids and no one on the planet is good enough for their children. That's just how it is. She's their baby girl they have high expectations and you have to respect that you say your career is just taking off. You don't make as much money as you'd like to. Okay that's fair. That can be changed. The question is, are you willing to get where you need to be for this relationship because their parents are going anywhere? First Impressions Are you know very important. Now you're GonNa have to do something about that because he didn't like the way you present yourself on the computer waving in from behind. If you really want this young lady you're going to have to impress her parents So what does that mean? It means you're going to have to work really hard to turn your life around and there is if you want her. You know? You could take. That is a challenge that said not being good enough and from now on no more talking and waving to them from behind on the computer you have to if it's possible, win them over by showing them. They were wrong about you. Steve. Well. Bro. Here we go. Parents don't think I'm good enough. Steve Shirley. You. Thirty dating is twenty, five year old y'all been together FO- mouse. And after four months, you say things got ugly between us? Now, she moved to the states three years ago her parents live in Africa, which means she's from Africa. She came to the states by self which college so. She's done quite well for sale. She's mature for her age you say. DRINK SMOKE CURSE ALL party, and, Schilling, listen to Christian music. She's gorgeous and way out of my league. So I'm very lucky to. Now. Here's the problem with this line right here. Most men you want to date up. So I don't have a problem with the line. The problem I have E is. I'M GONNA get back to that. Let me say this I I've been honest with her about your pass and bad choices. You made women you ain't finished college career goals. Now, GAY party smoking weed but I still drink to my careers just talk taken on now with all that said bad choices all this. Here you pass. Is She lucky to have you? That's the problem with this whole damn. Not According cured dad. All Right Steve Hang on, we'll get part two of your response coming up at twenty three minutes after the hour my strawberry letter forward today the subject her parents don't think. I'm good enough. We'll get back into it right after this you're listening to. Morning. Show. Come on Steve. Let's recap today's strawberry letter subject her parents don't think I'm good enough thirty day new beautiful twenty five year old African Queen came over here. Did real world education party smoke drink cuss she just listen to Christian. Music. The guy says man way out of the League you know he lucky to have her but due to his past mistakes he'd been real honest with a choice women he made not finishing college. Tell him what else he leaving this letter, but he went down list of stove. and. You look at the have them, but with all this stuff that you say it. Has To you drank some time my career's just taken off. is she lucky to have you and what career is taking on? You know. So that's the question. So my question is, how did you get her? In the first place. What did you say see somewhere in the intro before you got to all is wrong. You didn't tale that because how you get the chickens out your Lee you don't open ended game up with what's wrong which you You told a series of lives and left out a series of key parts of inflammation. and. Where the where you say look I made some mistakes I'm hearing a lot of women have dropped out of college out of failed miserably you sell weed and now you know trying to give life trash but. Who you being. Christian Alvidi Perfect Day and he'll get it. Get It on track. You know what I'm saying. You that's not what you said. So you said, something to her to get it going. I'm not as financially stable as I'd like to be that, mean you ain't got your money right on the stand he'll come up you thirty. She's very close to parents and she tells them everything. So when she told him about you. They immediately decided that you not good enough for her I. Mean, if you read the letter, it says that. Clearly says you not good enough that's what it says. Well, it's not that you're not good in them. Is that they don't think you right for her. Deserving of her like Shirley said everybody wants the best with eight children. So you know they told you today you ain't good enough. Dato. Her United. So that of was bothering you. So she was facetime and her parents you told her, you want to say hello to. So I leaned in to say. Her Dad. guarded. outed. Speak. Back. Instead, he told me he's disappointed in high chose to present himself to him in his wife for the first time. Absolutely correct see y'all young as people live in this little Sylla's facetime age. You'd think everything can happen like that old school people ain't with that. They got protocol. They got rules because you don't know your face to. Everybody. This me, Romi. Wrong. We had some clothes and step lines. You got no shirt old chain. Breed so you. You know. So he told me, he's disappointed told present himself his wife he said is obvious. That you've made some bad decisions a lot because girlfriend told him. You had a lot of women. You dropped out of college cal from everything you ain't got your money right? Financially stable. Everything. Crashed got to record. What did her father say when he told her when she told him off? Asphalt. Accent same thing I've had the same. Exact? Same. Accent. Why are you with? Thank you. Who is Not For you. There's nothing to goes to college in no finish. Not, some women is not how. In America don't even allow for of women's. After the call she cried and says, she can't go against her parents wishes. So we could only be friends. That's the way they will raise. She listened to Christian music they have values in they fan. So. She says, she can't go against the wishes she can. That's the way they've family was raised. That's her father. So. We could only be freeze. She asked if I will be patient to, she can change her parents mind. So should I remain fairly with her and see what happens or should I respect her parents, wishes. Up Dope it I, her parents wishes is her wishes. She says, she can't go against her parents wishes this decision she makes she. We'll see you in spider she don't. WanNa see you to she can get her parents to come around. The decision you have to make us are you going to stay friendly with? Now you in it for the long haul, overdo it it just for something to happen real quick. That's all. This is a question about. You Ain't GonNa get another like this. I'd hanging s he worked out. Meantime, though I would get myself together, first thing you need to do is apologise father you're absolutely correct I wasn't thinking certainly But I will respect your wishes to stand back and I'm GonNa get myself together and come back to your show you the man that I am you could try back. That's right Steve. You'll be. Amazed. All. Right. Thank you. Post your comments today Strawberry Letter Steve. Harvey. FM On instagram and Facebook, and don't forget to check out the strawberry letter podcast on demand coming up at forty six minutes after the hour junior sports talk. Right after this Cherub Junior, go good you you're listening to. Morning Show.
11.21.19 T-Mobile home internet adds competition; Juice jacking invades public charging ports; Five Below raises prices
"Great to have you here on the Clark Howard Show where it's all about you and that Walter Yours. I want you to learn ways to save more and spend last and don't let anyone ever rip you off coming up in just a few minutes. I need to tell you about a fast growing rip off. They could empty your wallet. It's in the car courageous and then later yet. What do you do if the name of your store is the price that you sell things? Well wait till you hear. The contortions Sion's retailers are having to deal with as the cost of goods for them has been headed higher. So Oh speaking of something that has been way too expensive with not enough competition home. Internet home Internet in much of the country has been monopoly service with the market cornered by monopoly cable companies and a smaller our number of places in the country. There will be an Internet service. Offered to your home by telephone company but usually a Pretty pitiful speeds. But I can tell you. This is the last year that we're going to being lacking and competition because in twenty twenty and twenty twenty one. We're going to see a steady rollout of various forms of high speed home Internet. That's going to change the equation for you as a Consumer Mer T.. Mobile is testing a home. Actually they're not testing. Anymore they have launched a wireless home. Internet service. Bit is a flat fifty a month. No contract no data caps now. I wanted to see what this was going to be like because well I'm stuck with a monopoly cable company for my Internet and I signed up to be able to do this and they said did not at my address which is something learned in the testing because what they're promoting is the initial speed will be fifty. MVP US US as a minimum speed and people that we even had a someone who is a tester complained on our boards that they were getting much slower than that but they lived a fair distance from the tower. So T mobile learn. They've got to keep it close enough up to a tower to see if you can get the home internet and can't get but the changes that are coming are pretty amazing because over the next two years. You're going to see a heavy rollout of this to this. Point over hyped. Five G. T. Mobile for sale or customers is launching five G. About two thirds of the country's population the first week of December. But don't get to excited because you have to have two particular phone units in order to be able to take advantage of the lightning fast speeds and Dan. This is really this point. Only very early adopters or for what are known as pioneers. People just have to try everything new you and then the next wave of people get better service at lower prices but anyway we need those early adopters. So so you're GONNA see. At and T. and verizon also rollout fast to the home Internet plus there are others being launched by a number of companies. They're launching these low earth orbit satellites with no latency that will have lightning fast asked home in small business internet. So what T. Mobile's doing is early. The fifty dollars a month with no data cap is important and it'll be a while till the speeds get up to really good speeds but fifty. MVP S you can stream all all you want video content. You can web surf all you want. But if you're a game player and you're playing games on the Internet you'RE GONNA lose news every single time because your Internet connection won't be fast enough for you to compete against people who have really fast Internet connections since our son who's fourteen wants this to move. We can move to an address that has google fiber so that he can have ultra fast Internet for playing games. And what other people in Games that he. He is disadvantaged right now with our pokey inferior monopoly Internet service that we have from the cable company. I'm not moving move and for that Darryl is with us on the Clark Howard show. Hi Daryl Hello Clark. How's it going good good? I have a question for you We have one daughter one child and she's a seven year old and we have thirty nine thousand dollars that we've loaded into a five twenty nine. Oh my goodness congratulations to you. That you've put that much aside for a seven year old already well thank you. We UH I'm loyal listener. And we have some We've had some help from grandparents and whatnot And so special dot yeah Emerson Whatnot The yeah the whatnot is gonna be decide jobs when I say whatever I'd make putting into that so you know so just through that though we've we've got you know in in actually you know and we started it was she was born in two thousand twelve. So the market's been doing really well to So she's got thirty nine thousand now and I've got some more money coming our way during the holidays. I'm imagining Oliver gift money goes into it but is there a point where I should figure she has enough money and back off contributions maybe start an alternative savings plan for something that 'cause I'm concerned that you know that it has to be used just education or that penalty. Yeah the penalties ugly so the benefit of a five twenty nine is great you alumini states yet the up front tax benefit than the money grows tax free and you spend it tax free on eligible college expenses But if you don't use it for education you get hit with all the tax that you would have avoided plus a ten percent federal penalty so it's hideously ugly if you don't use it for education so Any chance to have more kids ads and he nieces or nephews. You want to be like the greatest uncle ever to. Oh well actually. We're at the. She's the last of the march march so probably not. Yeah and now niece fuse. You want to be the greatest. Yeah now and I'm I'm fifty. He won so I was thinking if I put it into a separate category in my Roth and might be able to withdraw when she gets older but I didn't know if there's anything else the specific for her right it's actually the great minds. Think because the roth is an alternative is really good. Because if you're not maxing out a roth you can put money into let it grow over the years and you own it. It's your retirement money but you can withdraw it your your contributions at anytime tax and penalty free. Just leave the earnings in it and and so if your child needs it for college you've got it if she doesn't need it for college you've got it for retirement. Yeah are you already maxing out. Ross though well my wife and I both have pensions and we have not been maxing out our roths then that we blast awesome perfect answer. Okay because you can you can do seventy year because your age fifty and If she's also eight past age fifty she can do seventy year otherwise she can do six. So you could with real peace of mind. Pop money into the Ross for each of you and then remember the very important distinction that is essential is that you only only take out. Contributions never any earnings. If you'RE GONNA use any of it for her college right and she won't she won't be in college until I'm almost sixty five anyway so we'd probably use that for later. But do you think that that thirty nine eight thousand is that enough to go on then. Well four years at a state. School today is Somewhere around eighty thousand thousand on the country and you start looking at private schools and you're easily two hundred thousand right right so I'm not sure that's enough money yet. She's she's hadn't community college in Public School. Clark okay then then. You're you're close range so then I'd say do the Roth from here any chance. You have a brainiac there that Grad school or professional school would come after that There's a chance but probably she's more of an average student so there's a chance but I liked below average student. Yeah I ended up you know with both at undergraduate and graduate degree so you never know you never know you know what happens with the kid so I would say. Use the Roth from here knowing that gives you the flexibility and Dan tax free treatment. You're looking for Erin is with us on the Clark Howard show. Hi Aaron Aaron. You got a retirement question for me. I do so I have about thirty two years old. I guess I am exactly three years old. And seventy five thousand thousand dollars in a traditional IRA. No you don't already. What is going on here? Our prior caller dory safe thirty seven thousand. I think seven year olds five twenty nine account. And you're thirty two and you've already saved seventy five thousand. It really caught the bug or like. That's fantastic hurting all or part of that to a roth thiry because of the current tax law situation. It's it's pretty low right now and anywhere year right now so right around a hundred gross is that puts you in the twenty four percent tax bracket. So there's a big advantage to you doing the Roth conversion but only if you can afford to pay the tax tax with fines outside that seventy five thousand yes and that would be intention to do it out of my savings so oh and do you have any other money that is sitting in any kind of IRA it 401K importer Acted started contributions additions. Towards and what you could do if you wanted to is you could convert over a number of years but with you being being in the end the lower tax bracket that. You're in if you can't afford just to to handle it and put the money and and you could all in one year. Let me take the counter argument to and I gotTa make sure I tell you. This counter is stocks are very highly valued. Oh you'd right now and over the next several years it's a near certainty that we're GONNA have a market correction or serious decline so oh you don't know when that's going to be how much it'll be and all that but that would lend credence to you doing it over. Let's save fifteen eighteen thousand a year for five years. Okay because remember the tax you pay being paid is on the value of your seventy five five thousand right now. So if you converted all and then the stock market suddenly decides to take a twenty percent bath. You've paid twenty percent percent more conversion tax than necessary shit so that's why the five-year idea may actually. CBS Superior won the exception. would be if you're expecting your income to zoom up in the next few years would put you in a much higher tax bracket other than that. I would do it that way. Contour from Cox has all your favorites. All in one place and with the contour remote you can use your voice to fund them on live TV on-demand and streaming APPs like netflix prime video and more see Cox dot com for details. Today's car courageous moment fits in the category. He is if you didn't already have enough business in your life. I'm going to add to it. So this is popping up everywhere. On technology not blogs. The criminals have figured out how to surreptitiously put in devices is in courtesy USB charging stations and airports cafes hotel. Tell rooms where instead of you having to have a charging brick for yourself own or other devices you just plug in the USB end to the courtesy to see USB charger and you charge there instead of using a traditional outlet well criminals can spoil all the fine and and so they have figured out how to actually put illegal reading devices that are a form of scammer where they skim the information from your device they can put malware Al Wear on it that then gives them the ability to steal your data steal your passwords all the rest and so you're going to hate. Hey me but what you need to do. Is You need to go back to charging your devices in a traditional outlet with charging urging brick. That's right and said just plugging in that simple USB or you need to go back to using those Charging what are those things called her. They called charging thingies portable batteries. Thank you oh what a complicated term to remember. Thank you joe so I have one that's a twenty mash thing that. I take with me and my backpack doc when I travel and I can plug four devices into it and charge those devices from it just plugging in the US BS and and you can buy these portable battery things for like as little as five hours now might say for them plugging into those easily accessible passable easy to use USB's because there are also easy for the Crook to steal from you wonderful to have you here on the Clark Howard Show where it's about you and that Walla Yours. I want you to learn ideas to me so you can save more and spend less and don't let anyone ever rip you off. Kark Dot com is our main website. Kark deals dot. com is where we post deals for you night and day mattress during the Christmas season but all year long but especially right now. Everybody's on over time making sure you're up to the minute on the best deals not just deals. The best deals for your wallet okay. This Christmas season is the first that what may be. The Nation's fastest growing retailer has a presence in much of the country. And I can talk about them as a place. If you're looking for really affordable Christmas gifts it's Fi- below five below. which is the Mecca for a preteen and many teen girls? Although there's no requirement boys and men are allowed to store to but their focus is very heavily teenagers anyway. They sell a huge number of gifts that could welby appropriate for you to buy. Somebody is a Christmas gift. They sell a bunch toys. Things like that and most everything in the store even though it's called five below which which means five or less most things are sold at five dollars so if you go in with the budget you need to buy gifts for ten in people and you're on a really tight budget you can buy ten gifts for fifty bucks and have have taken care of all those people and not blown your budget wide apart. What makes five below fairly unique? Is they source much of what they sell in the store. Meaning they design it and they manufactured or contract manufacturing for the goods. They sell with almost everything. They sell being private-label they've been hurt by the various tariffs that have been imposed used and so now. They've done something that shocked me but now they have inside five below they have have the ten below corners and so they have ten below technology. They have ten below gifts and that means they broken the five dollar dollar barrier and they have some things will be ten dollars so watch close to make sure you. Don't get to the register and you thought you were spending five dollars on somebody and you end up. Spending ten. Five below is really following a business model that has been perfected affected by Aldi Aldy now the third largest supermarket in the country overwhelmingly sources everything in the store. You're almost nothing is brand name. And the American people after years of being brand name oriented really have gravitated and larger and larger numbers to private label and so all the shoppers are dedicated to their private labels and are able to save on average forty percent on their groceries. Five below by sourcing. Everything is Zabell to undercut the price of other people's goods. Some things that we buy as a family or individual family members at five below turn out to be poorly made turn out to be trash the break very quickly. But that's only some things in there and you learn over time is is a five below shopper which items are going to be durable and reliable in good liz is with us is on the Clark Howard show Hulo Liz. Hi How are you Howard. Great thank you Liz. So you got a daughter who bought a car and got some questions about that right yes I do. What's the scoop? Well I My daughter AUTOCAR and It's a three to two thousand. Sixteen car was about thirty six thousand miles on it. She's about twenty three years old and has just graduated from college and just got her first. Full Time Job She's had a few credit cards. That She's using paid off each month. So she's got a good credit score of Seven seventy-nine where twenty when he three years old she's already solidly established credit. She bought a used car instead of a new car. Or I vehicle your daughter sounds sounds like she learned very well from you how to handle money. Well thank you We try I but I did have a question because I don't know if I made a mistake or not The car after all of a sudden done we'd put down ten thousand on the car and then she financed twelve thousand in some now. The only reason is usually when I buy my cars. I I am from myself. Okay I pay cash and PM yourself back and I wanted her to do that but I want it. My question really is how long does she. I want her to have a note. See what it felt like an all all that but only for a very short time and then I wanna pay it off in full to save the like eighteen hundred dollar financier the five years and then she just pay me back But I wanted her to establish credit so so she wouldn't be considered a first time buyer and increase your credit. You know so. Yeah but her credit for her credit score her credit score is top drawer. She's already demonstrated with credit cards that she can handle them responsibly. I think though there's something twenty three this is gonna sound weird but I think there's an advantage for her paying this to a third party instead of paying you back. Psychologically I think part of standing on her own two feet is paying that loan back right so if you're just looking looking at dollars and cents paying it off is not going to harm or credit because their credits already good. She will have demonstrated that she can successfully s we handle a vehicle loan and she could just pay you every month. But I just think there's a valuable life ed vantage her paying off as agreed and if she wants to pay extra and pay it off quicker because five years is really way too who long alone term on buying four model year-old used car right. That's that's what she was thinking she would pay off quicker in so I will do that. Right to the lender okay. Just because she she's going to need to Be a borrower on her own. She's going to need to handle things like that and I think it's a great teaching thing over five years. The eighteen eighteen hundred dollars isn't really going to matter as long as she's disciplined with money. She pays off quicker. She's going to steadily Italy reduce. How in total net interest? She pay so I will either pay it out. Okay all right well. That's very helpful. That's that's what I was just. I was just unsure about which was the best way to go and we'll increase her credit rating overtime. Having a variety of credit and more credit history will help her but only marginally if she's at seven seventy-nine she's in rarified air. She's of extremely low. Credit risk the just about the highest level borrower that could be in terms of credit standing. So I wouldn't worry about that. She understands money very well. James joins us on the Clark. Howard show James a Clark? How are you great? Thank you James. You Bet you got a question about your daughter to you I do and this is kind of an odd one. This is not the type of question that we usually have three daughters in college right now. My youngest actually has a unique problem and that she has more money for college than she she needs at. This point Mine how did she pull that off. All of my girls are just rock star kind of kids course. I'm biased. They're really going to work. Extremely hard and They really kind of apply themselves they get the value of you know. They're they're just top notch kind of kids anyway I. This daughter was the recipient of several smaller and then one major major Scholarship and the the smaller scholarships really take care of her expenses. And then this major scholarship is. It's four year renewable and it's It's much more than she needs needs. Now she'll need more as she moves on into and she can apply this In a graduate level program that she's planning on doing so my question in our question together there are trying to work with her. And actually saying Hey Clark Howard's I gotta ask that The online bank's. I've heard you talking about. They give the best returns on on savings. Because I think that's better ideas. Tell me We just want to put this in some account. That's semi liquid. Don't don't really anticipate needing the funds quickly But it's drawing the best interest for her so that went eventually she needs it. She'll have access to that. And how much does she have that. She can deposit About ten thousand right now ninety five hundred ten thousand and then each year for the next two years you'll probably they have a bout that amount Until she gets into her graduate program and she's not going to need like in a hurry to draw on that money as far as you're aware aware no not really we have you know some functional cash that You know if a car repair or something. You know POPs up like that we can handle you know a small amount. would not anticipate any large withdrawals. Okay so I'm GonNa make a suggestion that I started making about. Oh Oh two or three months ago and that is in a circumstance like you described instead of doing an online savings account do a one year. CD with an online bank. And the reason I've been suggesting that is with us. In a slowing economy and interest rates declining. The online savings account rates can change every day. They respond directly the marketplace interest rates. And so they've been coming steadily down and you can lock in a one year. CD At about two point two percent somewhere right around there and so so. That's what I would grab is one year CD then see where the economy is a year from now. Okay because why you wide. There's an expression they use about. Why would you something about a falling knife? Forget it I always screw up up these free try phrases but the point is the rates on savings are going down the CD you can lock and hold it in place. And so that's where I'd go to bankrate DOT COM put in one year CDs. And then scroll down you'll see the difference in rates and and the differences from place to place with the online bank's is meaningful but not huge and say you'll we'll just be able to say okay. We'll go with that one because they're paying a little bit more than somebody else and just lock it and for the year quick question so we're also at a local community bank very strong but it's a community base bang Any chance if we go in there and say hey we found this online these banks even start to think about matching those. Maybe maybe you know a big bank just has its rate sheet. And they're like yes. We pay zero percent. How much what you WANNA put in so if you can if you can get a match at a local community bank crab it otherwise do one of the on lands and get the best deal you can Clark? I appreciate your help. You're always in your life is always great. And congratulations to you on having three rockstars his kids. Thanks that's really fantastic. Chris is with us on the Clark. Howard Show Hi Chris? Hey Clark. How're you doing great? I'm so excited to hear that you are successful real estate entrepreneur trying to be like you. Well you know it's funny. I don't know if we've heard I've been selling properties like crazy. Yeah Yeah I've reached a point where I've had really nice appreciation the properties birdie's. I've accomplished what I wanted to financially and I was like you know what let somebody else have the fun say been. I've sold six X and down to one rental property. Hey you and me both. I got one and actually the reason I was calling. Does I just was fortunate enough to be able to pay it off and I was wondering if now it'd be a good time for me to look into putting it into an llc she yeah the there's a couple of things you can look at so LLC is cheap to set up there's some hassle with them But the advantages that nothing in your life is at risk outside of that. LLC If somebody let's say something horrific happened and at that rental property and somebody sets up meth lab and it explodes or a crime takes place at the property and your liability exposure. Her is just shy norm. Ass- by having an LLC all their would happen is the LLC is at risk and that that property but nothing else you built up in your life is at risk man the alternative and this depends in part. What kind of assets do you have? Otherwise would you guess like a sense of some kind of general range of what you think your net worth is. I guess I would say like around two hundred okay so in your case you may not need to do UN LLC and what you could do instead is you could buy an umbrella insurance policy. which would likely leave your life less complicated? And and you'd avoid the the ancillary costs he have with having an LLC and an umbrella policy sets on top of the landlord liability policy or whatever kind of insurance you have on that property and what you have elsewhere in your life in terms of liability and the umbrella is like a shield that runs beyond your normal coverage in the event something. That's a big potential claim occurs. I and the the umbrella policies are for what you get phenomenally. Cheap like buying a million dollars worth of umbrella tends to cost more or less two hundred dollars most states and then each additional million is cheaper because they've already issued the policy the risk of a claim they would out outrun. That first million is very unlikely. See You could go either direction If you told me you had added a zero to your net worth and you were a couple million I would actually tell you. have an umbrella policy and put the rental property property in LLC. I got you can follow up question. Sure I actually. My current tenants are getting ready to move out so so I'm going through the process again. screaming tenants. I know you. You're you're recommend some companies to You know that Different people full. But I've never used them before and once I once I put them in contact with the are used to use a company in the company. You know verifies them I guess it does it. Give me a pretty a well thought out view of each possible tenant saying this one's better than this was Japan on that depends on how much data you get now. One of them it. We've recommended is one called smart move. It's actually a subsidiary of Trans Union for screening tenants. And the idea that is to reduce the chances you're GonNa have somebody trash your place or they're going to default on the on the rent so there are several services like that some go way deep background most concentrate typically on credit profile. But doing that kind of thing where the potential tenant is very important. You're listening to the Clark Mark Howard. Show thanks for joining us today. The Clark Howard show is produced by Kim droves Joel Lars Guard or Debra reese and G._M. Airs and remember twenty four hours a day. Where there to serve you at Clark? Dot Com and CARD DEALS DOT COM.
Episode 230: Anything But Fake Polo (Feat. Styles P & Adjua)
"This episode is brought to you by several head to toe personal care brand built for black men introducing new products from Bevo body hair and beard this week. Beverly unveiled a new lineup on a product's built for your skin your hair that includes body hair skin and beard products featuring aluminum free exfoliating bar soap and body. Wash only only the freshest ingredients and never any harmful dies or chemicals if you've been on the lookout for hair and body products that are designed for you. It's time to get bevill right now. Head over to get BEVELLED DOT com. Today that's G. T. B. E. L. DOT COM lip-service. I'm Angela. I'm judy. McGuire arm. I'm Stephanie Santiago attachment styles in high. I was like what's going on over here. All right. That's right and we have this new segment we've been doing this. Show is called full disclosure. We tell the story about ourselves. That could be embarrassing. Could just be funny. It could be something that is just a little anecdotes. Ira So should I start. Yes okay I'll give a full disclosure story so when I was in college I was dating this guy a and I was at his house and I didn't really know like what I was doing and I think I gave him a really dry hand job and at burnt him like a rug. Burn and He told me the next day where he was like. Yeah as well burned I guess because at in as crazy I do know lotion. Or whatever you supposed to says something. uh-huh you're saying she's painful well not me. I'm just saying this is a lifetime ago right it did it did all right so does has anybody ever full disclosure story. The only one he might be on your own today says yeah. I think so. I'm trying to think story one time I was having a great night with this guy. We went out drinking. We have this great blackout drunk night. Whatever we went to sleep deep and I woke up and appeared on the bed? ooh and he's and the bed too but he has one extra big king bed. California King King. No bigger than California like a customized one right away so I was like all right. I'm just not going to get up on so he gets. Aw So finally got up and change the sheets and I cleaned it up and act like it never happened. You'd never had noticed okay. That's not bad we didn't get happen and though it happened. What a guy care? You wouldn't care so listen I it would be like clean clean like he was he was off working now he was like I'll be back Ma'am go upstairs and work out. I was like perfect Bosnia. Like forty five minutes at least so I'd say I went and I got the detergent. I clean the spot a a brand new seats a whole brand new. He's like Oh yeah right so sweet. That's just said on show the other day. He just recently peed the day. Is this guy had water fountain around his bed so all you hear is like yeah. That's the dumbest person relate in. You didn't wasn't. I don't think it was at home. It was at home. Take a little bit. You know insane idea but as you mentioned lightly later on okay happy attention. Yeah obviously okay. So you sneakily back-off drops into being in the middle here but you feel like Oh shit in but isn't it like like stop midstream. No I feel like I didn't have jumped to happen. Able to stand in there Eh. Depends on how you can stop now. Sometimes yeah it depends on how no actually. There's been times knowing that when you're dreaming that you're about to pee. You'RE WE'RE GONNA pee on yourself. There's been times I've been in the dream about us about from like I. I saw uh all right now starts smoking as you and I had a little coupon we went to see if you agree with her answers. Okay all right so if you guys are going on a road trip who would do most of the driving okay. Ding Ding Ding S.. Correct you agree with would that. WHO's more likely to say? I'm too tired to have sex. ooh That okay. She said that too. That's a shame you see. She's always me. I'll never be tried that one time like fearing there could be half that often happen. Who is more likely to apologize? I me Dan you guys point all right which one of you is better in bed. She said that's this okay. So what makes our veterans. They H.. Cheat I know I'll quit right do. Oh yes I mean. But it's not over after that right NAMA second daughter third the third night Steffi. Is it ever like this is going on too long. I'm tired With a guest starred a year okay. We're good okay. And so what's one thing that you guys haven't done that you would like to try. Let's see if you can guess what she said about this. They have the slightest idea There's nothing you want to try that you guys haven't done yet. I'm trying to think take me. You one thing that you want to try that you guys haven't done yet done it all twenty five years. I mean better anything okay. She said the same thing. I guess this one's a tough one. What's the longest period the time you've gone without sex in your relationship? I know couple of weeks. Oh you don't know it okay. That's the only one you all don't agree on was. She said she said one month does a couple of weeks. I mean a couple of weeks about a month. You've actually. It would be like a month five weeks actually. So what happened. That y'all for this uh-huh ah probably ego or ignorant reminding given but then he always says it used for that definitely weren't speaking probably was not speaking What's the word used used to call me? Ignorant no no actually actually a munger. Oh Yeah 'cause he can have sex all the time right. All I think most men. especially if you're a middle aged man you haunting you WANNA use it Viagra Agra may all these young So if you're young your midways too few thirty enough a joint work. You kind of want to uh-huh shoppers. It's up and have you ever tried Agra. No he doesn't need to on the life at present show clean dying Fellas L. as if you know workers your blood as your blood or the chemistry. That's what really literally your blood's not working or you do not belong own. Having Sex said they some cloud having sex. That's your that's your energy beyond your body going They're saying all right Disney right. There's something beyond you in person as going. That's the Nagishi address. It could cause no. I'm pretty sure that so you know you win. Thanks in high school junior high or college has been a time. You this person's attractive. I like them. They like me. I can't get and something having did. Not Work Yeah I would say all right but you're right about diet because a lot of guys will be like these guys whose dads can only get like halfway halfway hard. Sometimes you ever experienced that you like is. This is a hard as against the sex. There has been a minute so Now the other day when you guys went the breakfast club you guys were talking about argument. That was kind of a petty argument. So I want to ask you a a West. The pettiest argument you ever had in a relationship chance you can think of something really petty and you're really argued about it and they don't the remember the last one before the last one was he likes flung the covers over You know when your partner flings the cover over super hard and then like things on top of you and they were heavy. So I was annoyed. He woke me up. 'cause he could've just like peeled back nicely but he flung the committee. It was too much to cover on comfort you. You can't even in so many arguments in my past relationship that we do not talking about any more that I don't. They will all petty petty. Did you allow petty argument. Tell us oh you know what There was a time when he got mad at me because I sleep second day. Take me argument had house. 'cause I was already sleepy when he pulled it out and I really. I didn't WanNa do it but I still attempted knowing Dan what I was been fall asleep next thing I was gonNA leave. He was so mad at me for prepared from Loubser. Sure I fell asleep during sex ones. I'M NOT GONNA lie sex. I definitely definitely fell asleep up. Yep No how can I get up at four o'clock in the morning every day abby exhausted and so sometimes you WanNa like you said it'd be a trooper over and be like all right. I'm exhausted but I'll do it and then it was just taking too long. Don't do it if you're gonNA fall asleep but it didn't plan it right you know. It's just taking too long long and I was like I feel like this too. If you don't have to get up early respect that and like do a quick. You know what I'm saying. Can you get what you gotta stay. Starting I'm doing this for you. I just wanted to say but I've told you that can't say this should be like this is for you. Hurry you know like well. Just be like this time. We had we like the wrong time. The only reason I wouldn't say hurry up because I think that would mess him hurrying up. That's true because I would feel like mentally mentally. It will make him write a damn she don't want to grow with no no so I would. Just actually yeah sad I act like really hyping into it and then I fell asleep easy I try. She woke up effort. I woke up back up and he was mad. He's like did you fall asleep Lee and I was like no. That's like when you fall asleep during the movie in full. You know. I saw what Habit Stephanie would have messy whisk petty argument. I know you've had plenty because I feel like I've been around when you've been on the phone are you in. I just had a petty argument. Like yesterday Because that's my location or my phone said white secure location all because you wanted to go out. Oh and I'm like first of all it's my location because you were getting on my nerves so it started a big argument and it'll turn location back on okay but that was pretty petty. Eddie right yes I remember doing for like three hours about is then patty has fuck. Yeah that's that is. That's silly but I could go on and on. Oh you want another one that arguments off petty and anything you win that you get over and you figure out together and he'd be like because it wastes too heavy right and he conned like you like I. We gotTA figure this shit out but it's the petty should personality kicks in Y- yeah like over like put the toilet seat up you ain't got to pee on it. You know what I mean. There's discussing. Have you ever ever gone to the bathroom. He didn't put the toilet seat on. Put the toilet seat up and you sit down and it's a little another guy pimple on your leg Late night talk. That is say say like on a sober night Seattle. Understand this. You might piss with your right hand. You might be drunk in pissed which left on trump name You might not even thought about the toilet seat yet but I might left it up. But it's like why who. Whoever says the man we take shits so we got to sit down to? I just want to say yeah. We a man has never sat down and not look that totally seat knowing the history taking a shit we all sit down. Sit Down to we. Don't sit down people we sit down to shit so I just don't know how women ever sits down. 'cause you'd be we're looking at is still close. I don't know what they say living in the toilet. Now you're kill the soil schist you now raking at the toilet. How could you? We even do that in the bathroom. Real quick we're going on you. Just go free very scared fellas speaker whatever taken this shit and not let the toilet seat no Minia minue. Why is it? So how'd y'all down in a dark. No definitely sat on a C.. By accident and it was. It was up and now down like you've definitely sat on the coal hard porcelain porcelain data house. None in micro me but I don't even recall that happening Because I'm a look whatever you said that even if it's I'm gonNA touch the toilet before I even like you gotTa Mesa. Everything is right right exactly. Okay let me ask you this as a woman can change a man you know. They always say oh he is he wants to be. Ah I mean like and not intentionally You know what I mean just by Example definitely more like what he wants like if she's space for example like I changed him we take seriously so when you when they experience reince a certain person that brings them certain things that they haven't had before. I think they're just willing to just keep going that way. Now as your time to plug folk guests the thrill hike Actually have now. Now let me out now right. Yes and is on DOT com. Quitting was styles dot com for all information of where she is at. You know what I mean twitter. She is Mrs Oshawa Styles House. instagram she's style. Now do you feel like you changed her in your relationship. I think that's what all relationships about pretty much. You can't change somebody you can't change can't like hand unless they're willing to write want to write a new one and they want to Both are changes coming from being. We Wanna be together. We want to try to build some bigger. He wanted to be for each other learning from each other to you. WanNa learn something from your partner owner. You know because when you stop and learning from each other's kind of gets boring all right now I have this other segment. We have called true sex. This is a new story. That's about sex and I want to hear what until I have to say in say about this story now. This story is about Boxer briefs now fifty percent couples have issues with fertility and forty percent of the time. Did you know it's the mail that has the issue a lot of time to look at the woman and we're like Oh as she didn't do this or she's having issues or eggs but forty percent of the time it is the mail now now. Did you know that it does matter if you wear boxers or briefs. I didn't know that when it comes to men are the okay so breakdown. Forest Chris Any dude out there. Anyway where you're over about twenty eight swished boxer. Briefs protect nuts. They're gonNA drive right. We gotta wear. Brian walks brief five. Having web appear regular boxers since I don't even know how you have Italian ladies and that even count never seen them as you switch over from tidy lanes late teens tidy tomato briefs. Tidy Whitey away from Tidy Whitey twelve. I would say two boxers boxing fan when I got older like not protect my nuts boxer briefs and was it a big deal when you made that transition from tidy Whitey. Two boxers like you know for girls we start word it abroad and it's like Oh my God. I'm wearing a bright at the same thing for guys. I mean I don't know like boxer. Briefs suffers didn't like boxing for trying to get them from him. He's like these biking shorts. There was definitely with that. I wanted to protect my nuts until I really instead of Alpha you and the dieties you gotta leave them. You got from site and right invented in with nuts. Also crazy nut fluctuate too sometimes. We exercise They fluctuate what do you mean like you know they get soft right and they get softer a longer time. She grabbed my nuts and bill. Wow you're you're nut. Package tight. Went up tight packers kill. It's about the common. Just think about jogging off wotton. Yeah I know take other things too you can tell. Yeah you would think so you can tell when a guy uses. This is nuts by by feeling no I could tell like if I the weights yet. I agree with that. I agree with that. Because there's his nuts all tight and then he comes home and they're all flaccid and right exactly. Oh you which means out there Jim. That's weird it's like. I'm over the toilet rub. One out I'll I'm I'm just saying thank you feel both rub one out because sometimes you feel like Dan because you always WanNa have. Yes because you've got to take care of your nuts. Men is poisoning poisoning. You've got to get rid of it. Poisoned gotta go now so own leads to bang. Yes if you ski fast enough and Quick Road rage. You don't really know about it so that's the kind of frustration. So you've got to kind of release release. You gotTA release clearly. We have a healthy sex relationship. Now let me get back to this two six story. I was telling you about the real reason why they say that. It's not good to wear tighty. Why these and sometimes even boxer briefs for guys is because of the heat and they say yes so obviously like that makes your boss a little warmer her with makes it a lot harder for your sperm production? It's like trying to keep a cool like you have to keep it like it's in a wine cellar and you Moore's sperm. When there's when it's gruesome Jason Midways Ball John Squat jumps Tom Squats? and kind of leaping nuts as loose possibly could hurt yourself fifty fifty. There's you you get Middle Age as you can do a leap and it was like Oh ki my nuts. So the you know what though they do have boxer briefs with the Cool Shit. Now uh-huh breathe. We're cool nuts nuts. I'm not cut out or fabric where you wear boxer briefs they be a little too late. Can you give salty board a little air as you get into some Jim factor in the new on the wears are actually good things soon. Do they get because they call it bat wings when it gets stuck to you like if it's hot out and sweaty it is is telling nobody ah one time because he was wearing regular boxers. Really really so. I'm GonNa do it because he had a regular poppy store. I couldn't do it hacked. The Julio Regular Bob Jameson with Asher breese living on the box lane better. It was like real gotta be better and I was just like so. How do you turn it down? At that moment. He was freshman his campaign in two years wanted so he just got my period. You're unique I don't care. We wasn't cool. I cared that is wearing red ahead of time when the union run I cared. It wasn't even about the period. It was because the period that was a lie guys don't on them boxer briefs that was real they was like bigger and bigger Eggert was a bad situation. Maybe he had to borrow that. All the way turned off nine. I don't even know filling. No can we get to. This is as Congress definitely. Put a bass. This episode is brought to you by a head to toe personal care brand built for black men introducing new. Oh products from Bevo body hair and beard this week. Beverly unveiled a new lineup of products. For your skin your hair that includes body hair. Skin and beard products featuring Aluminum Fiji Odorant exfoliating bar soap and body. Wash only the freshest ingredients and never any harmful dies or chemicals if you've been on the lookout for hair and body products six that are designed for you. It's time to get bevill right now. Head over to get BEVELLED DOT com. Today that's G. E. B. E. L. Dot com have you ever got acquit like. You wasn't really doing nothing but it seemed like you were and you didn't really have a valid explanation and I'm GonNa get to this question. Somebody sent in right like sometimes they just seem like is no point in me even explaining this. 'CAUSE YOU'RE NOT GONNA believe it. Has It ever happened. 'cause listen to this question okay. Hey I'm a software developer and I live in Seattle. I'm getting my masters in computer. Science and my capstone project is to develop a new dating APP to do research. I downloaded a dating APP but I did not tell my girlfriend I was doing this beforehand. She's now extremely upset. Doesn't trust me and is considering calling our engagement off. He doesn't know what to do because she just doesn't believe leave him. So why did he let her see his activity so that he can showed he just had the and that he wasn't out there fishing he was at work. She just doesn't trust him and now she doesn't and like man. If you found out he was on a date and that is not a software developer so it turned around says first of all. I know this from this is this is a big difference from a guy on a dating app and got creating dating downloaded one for research per appraisal on their tiny and could prove that he's actually usually just fall back. I'm keep it a buck. But does he think he told the he should've mentioned the like this apps. I'm going to rest. You find something interesting job if he was a garbage. Yeah I wouldn't care about garbage man. She got snatched book with John. There's nothing being in a garbage man. There's nothing he does being a garbage man. They can compromise their relationship but something about being on a date website. That can compromise relationship so he does except here. It's like let's say you were doing a song right. And it was about dating apps or something like that and you would like you know what I wanted to see what goes on what kind of lingo people used. Let me download this APP. Let's just say hey mama because I have to. And so he should have mine and he might not know. She was type of lady that he had the Tel.. Could your store store. Hey I'm doing this. This is what's happening. She may not be offended. He may have not even thought about it. Well could have just been at work and not even been thinking about her because because he was at work I'm sure he thinks about her work especially on a dating APP. You thinking about your girl. You're dating APP. I would think your say but listen to the crusher monstrous Honest to say. Are there things when you're in a relationship right like being married. Are there certain things you just. Don't bring up because it's not relevant you feel like but now with us NAH IN Years ago when a I I can tell you something. I can't even explain this. When they first may what's this the shit that you put under these thermals thermals? The night dry fit things not the ones Okay remember that she said did dumb and it was after hot nuts. This is crazy nuts. Here she was like these smell funny and I was like what are you talking about. Wow this was years ago. They've I said this is the sent on these things like oh she said no sperm. Don't smell it what the fuck you talking about. The under Nike under thing things worked I wash them and they had kind of the here smell four days three days in the gym naked. Get that dry fit nut joints so you three days. He didn't wash wash him. I just worked out at him as she said and they did. It had a peculiar smell. It wasn't like because they come here. It was abrogated coming accountable at one. Hundred polyester hot smell like non funny. That's workout no that's nut. I was like Hell No. That's workout workout. I was invented and now argument. You can even describe like get a relation like I can't just say this is the fabric brick and this is how it was weird. I believe that you didn't know that was governor. Jim Bowl nuts out those things for three days. Wash them net. He learned his lesson new way to everywhere out to me washing. Your boss won't back wasn't the same underwear in a row. You know Oh okay came amid inclement very clean anyway hygiene. He'll do that. I do not play that I want my clothes a lot right but much rose socks. TANKTOP T shirt shirt deodorant body. Wash fast punches. Before they even came out years ahead of the game talks scrubs young and like I say aside jeans pants and stuff like that like right the one time we went one time and wash him the guys but we're the same gene over and over three times and not washing three times as opposed to was. She's after three times as a guy and I it depends on what your hustle is in. What you're doing you are genes like when they need to be washed for me? Personally you guys do that. Washington thankless strategies jeans with stretch. I watched them after. Every wig is awaiting sizes teams. That are I like for them to get where the more the better they got some genes we have two holes. I wear You wear short guys. Yeah yeah that we got three holes yes neither wait three p. one of those those two together and they might not not nothing spot in Mexico like one the top bottom all right now. Here's another question Please keep me anonymous all right. I've been dating this guy since November seventeenth and since says November twenty seventeen and since November two thousand eighteen. He has been without a job now. I work fulltime Mama and I go to school. He still has not job. He says he applies every day and goes on interviews but no one has yet hired him he had a gig where they were going to pay him in December and there has yet to happen. I don't know if he's lying. I don't know what to do at this point. I've been a going my whole life and I feel like he's been dragging his feet. I love him a lot and I want to eventually marry him. But it's like turning my turning me off by him being okay with not having a job or even. I'm trying to make money. I don't know what to do this crazy. So what. He doesn't have a job and he's not grabbing a pack right right. You know what I'm saying. Ah Is he grabbing a pack. How old is he? He's not selling drugs. She doesn't see that matters to bring money home. We gotta get to this. I think he's bringing home safe to say that. Yeah Yeah it is. You don't sound like he grabbing a pack now and I know we all say and styles you've said this guy said she's been a go-getter so as a woman who was a go getter should she stay with this guy who is now twenty twenty and he's clearly they have. Two different outlay was spent three years in this job so that she'd been saying for years that's crazy. What what's his twenty November two years? I honestly feel like if a man can't take care of himself he shouldn't have a girlfriend basically you I. It's not about being able afford a woman or not ours. Get your own hair cut to the girls Out to eat dinner. Why that's a good question vice versa? If a girl does she shouldn't she can't afford. Let's have a boyfriend. She should definitely be self sufficient so bringing some care. You're just how you you take yourself so eat at McDonalds you're not getting you can't take a man eater mcdonagh's he then I'll just give it a real example. Now only man here on the podcast right. Does it matter to men if women are right self sufficient when it comes to dating. Oh Yeah Definitely definitely and I would say that because you intelligent women have made it so You've made it to where and I don't knock you know a lot of women make a lot of money so guy doesn't Fini bring something to the table. He can't even get on a date so now guy who's worth something or feel like he's going somewhere is GonNa go the day that many great guys if she can't bring anything table why would I date. Why would I date eight or want to deal with her? She can't help sell like you know what I mean. for me particularly to with With her especially my wife. What really made me amazed by hers at the time when we were younger and our so used to me like I need a cold on his sneakers I need this? Where you trick I'll be like L.? No would you trick on me. We never had that like there will be times like we had a real friendship and I be like oh I gotta do this from other go. Hit this block and his pack and she'd be like Y'all I got some dollars for you got some money just you know and that meant a lot to me because it meant she was self sufficient and learn from her and I meant i. I knew she wasn't just trying to give me for a dollar like she'll tell you she bought me a Cologne and a cold one day and I think that was the motions. polly Bolo Polo an some showers later and it was often the last thing. Yeah it was just. Why did you do this? What happened like he's also used to think Sneakers and I was like hell. No you won't do like I don't mind like you know what I mean. I think a Lotta dues. Don't mind spending money but and there's a lot of Jews who are tricks six and then I think a lot of ladies look at the due to Oran tricks like they tricks to and there's some news feel like I I'll spend money but I have valuable about myself and I care about myself and I got some sort of value in. I might be screwed up now but I'm kind of valuable somewhere in life. You know what I mean so I think that Kinda happens a lot. I think it's a two way street with guys and girls May and you gotta be able to meet in between. I don't think that's really. Yeah I just feel like people. People have a common ground where you feel equal about and you have understanding that show level like if you're a broker I guess you shouldn't looking for a millionaire. You don't don't match. You know what guys sometimes. Uh Uh power that same way about guys though. I feel like guys like if you know that. A woman can provide a certain type of lifestyle for herself health and you aren't up to par financially to be able to meet her girl exactly the time you know like if you can't go out to dinner at Nobu my girls and drink shots forty to order. Well we're GONNA have to you then if I'm going out with a guy. He should be able to do that or more most for me. What I do for myself and I'll say that engine you as a real rich bitch? I'm faking the different Bro. Toss everybody let's say like let's let's take hip hop out out of it and we were saying corporate America who stands a chance again a job faster meal you get the job faster when we walk in the process from the beginning of the time to say give the black woman or the Brown woman a job this been for Miss Education and the Negro make your house goldfields an adequate now to do can't take care of you now. He don't even WanNa approach you because that he I can't take you to nobles maybe you can take you on your girl and Nobles News and I can't does that make me inefficient men and that think this is my particular reason for love and this woman so much. I felt like this was a woman who could see the potential in me on the stand where I was going and what kind of man I could be. That's great understand and say okay. This is a corner. What do you got you know He? He's in hip hop. But he's a corner do but I think he s potential to do business diamond in writing and he and together we can make it and there's a lady who's looking at me 'cause that's what I've seen it everybody else All right this negative for my shit or he can't pay for my shit but let go go. That was that was a different time of your lives. I'm forty years old. I'm GonNa tell my life where I'm not trying to see somebody who potentially I'm trying to see somebody who would be the forty. I'm growing agreements. I got good credit. I got my own everything and I don't need somebody to make it just trying to make it what you are averages. Averages made it on my own grind from the women. Most women can make it before most brown man can make and that's destruction Senate men get paid more than women. 'cause we're still brown women no men then men in general women make less than Brown. Men's Stan you know so we still have it house. It's a weird thing because you do make less but but I will ask you. which black man is? More powerful Oprah right now. Obama was an even more powerful than Oprah when he was president. I wouldn't say AH. She has at home media. Congrat- Tyler Perry's pretty powerful. I would say right now known now I would say yeah. I think it's arguable. Ehlo I think I think you could. I was you that you could argue that we can hear you. The county is not on. She's a stake in A. He owns. Owns power the power not more money more power say more Mao more more platform and like you get somebody like Byron Allen who owns you know the weather channel the like all these other ways and media outlets to he might quietly power compared to open-minded Oprah got old money. I think has been settled for us to all. Have these comments one person point of where we like. Who could do more each the other? What they can do? And that's kind of been set up in the beginning of time for us to do And you're absolutely right. Why should you as a forty year? Old Woman Go. I'M GONNA go with a forty year. Old Molo uh-huh kick it wit Rahim and help him build his career right because it's platform dot sit and talk to people like you for living. Oh Oh he is an aspiring actor. He's still doing odd jobs. He hasn't hit it big yet but he still going on. I hope he's it's getting a little bit roles. Thirty eight on on You know the preservation is key. You gotTa Take Care of yourself because I think it's kind of a weird thing because if you go back to speaking of open it was a special oper years ago memory. Wash that it was dude. They showed they show women and a bunch of dudes they pull out a bunch of dudes I would say they pulled out a bunch of good looking dude looking dudes and like threes and fours and they switch everybody the job instead. What they did they put three in the floor with exotic job? He became a ten three and four with a one and a two job. He was zero. So if you think about any caveman times although Brown people have never been caveman. Let's be clear the cave woman will look for. WHO's GonNa get the biggest biggest killed who can eat? I got the power even. If you look a animals the the woman's GonNa go with which guys going to breed the best the the biggest and strongest who can protect this. So it's natural shit. She was telling me this this morning. WE GONNA bump. Has We both strong. Will we own both strong trauma but a woman wants a straw man but she don't want to be weakened but she definitely wants to show man so I'm Blake. That should MAC confusing abilities abilities. Like yeah you know what I mean. So it's a two way street because I want to thank. They want to be controlled. So you WANNA be taking care of exactly and I think men went Um We all want to be taken care of. If you want to know that. There's actually I forbid you could support me through something. I'm going through and I can support you if you go through something that wasn't planning and at least I lean on you whether it's emotionally or financially you're it is now. Let me ask you this okay. If somebody cheats on you does that mean that. They don't love you know. No I don't think so because of monogamy aren't they will mean the saying I mean it can. In some instances it goes hand in hand. But it's not the same no all right because a lot of times in situations as women when things happen we all love that we try to dissect it did he love this person and never loved. He was he lying to me. Like you know what really happened when when John so status as the man in the room. Gosh what is why men. She said I'm ready. Your Cock no you guys want to nut over time like all the time snap entertaining chaining yourself so and whether hands are always in their boxes for a guy thing here life. The quality of life is how much you eat. Jackie make one simple simple whenever I want to take you on to. What he's saying? Hey and anatomy amend is constantly producing his reproductive reproductive organs which sperm constantly constantly constantly snoop sperm news burn. So you gotta get rid of the old firm. Because newspapers constantly reproducing as Women Arve reproductive organ the egg. We only get once a month right. So we're not out here looking to get fucked and get fucked fucked as much as gods are looking to fuck fuck fuck because they have to released sperm and that's constantly constantly building up and constantly have some one I'm just ever do like saying why monogamy love isn't the same thing because you can love and love and love and love but you're going to slip up woman not me and is not as especially if your partner doesn't understand that so you latest women cheat women sheets to fill in the gap I the Msci for a motion Safeway where emotions for money. They cheat attention. Attention attention the reason that she reasons you know they get back and you did it. I could use it to play that game. Okay about this society society as a whole and I'm not knocking. We talked shit about the black man being cheater. All men all men. Being cheaters men achieved do is gay. Who did he cheat with Comanche to know I? I'm just saying it was a woman involved. Yes l. absolutely it was a woman involved. She knew what she was GonNa what she was getting into. But we never really call that one out. We never really say this was going on so this laws black man or brown man a white man or whatever he is is totally with another woman. Who's going? This is cool and it really doesn't have like how yet she didn't cheat. I think it's totally two different things other out of anything but one in a nut and that is the honest truth Like you may be unhappy. He maybe this and that but he he he loves women and this and that but guys really usually cheap from just wanting to nut and women don't really understand that women looks like does it matter like anything about her guy This guy's this guy's I've been surprised what you did that. Blow grow as crazy not to make an excuse. 'cause it's wrong no matter how you you put. Let's just be flat out I think women Hurt more than men do when it comes today. But it's all the way flat wrong and I think the guys just don't think about the hurt they think about the nut. I absolutely do not really thinking about that other. She her if a woman cheated. That's for sure. Thank me cover from it. I don't know that men because then you'd be bigger line don't think about ego can't take the same thing because men cheat and we find out as a woman to get over it but if you cheat when a man found out is over. There's no getting over. He can't he can't say he'll look at you looking at the different. You're the biggest Lahore vision the world. You're crazy all you undo. An did suck his Dick Bright it was it. Did you feel like somehow sucking. Dick is worse than having sex and I think the other per year round the girl does some people think that a Lotta guys think worse extra. That was really what you WanNa do really depends on how you feel. How's HE GONNA kiss? You know what I mean they. Both I think they're both pretty much very deep for guy you know what I mean. Don't either one. But if I had anal my God she she is obsessed with. Yeah I mean doing cal. It was saying why am I here when I know this has been highly anticipated for quite some time. Now 'cause I was GONNA come with it without you but I enjoy both here and she will be back without you for five. I'm and then we'll talk about the Dildo the next time okay. I can't wait. Yeah Eh part to do the continuation but listen. We're waiting for that relationship as you went both the other authors now so this is the married author family yes author I love it. I think it amazing I like. You're fixing on apple was the next one. I'm GonNa do that Shit. Excuse me crazy Tudo next book will be even to be super super. It'd be super duper dope. Okay and you guys are also doing a book on nutrition and listen and and I always tell everybody when we're on the show that what you put in your body really does also affect what you taste like and into those that Long he knows Taub is a good point I enjoy I enjoy a vagina. She tasted me. All the time. Tastes amazing this is your rent. I must have good giant juice uh-huh oh good center. Does it remind Amana something. It's going to be horrible experience. That'd be very harbors. See 'cause the giant squeeze your Butler said he's going to be you know. I think that's I think that's a big important part like we don't. We don't say that I think the the animal attraction sex definitely as far as his liquids yes since small thing scam texture feel on that matters all ladder really matters batters during a moment. Like you're saying we don't want no funky spunk. Either well yes so you guys are you can take us fellas makes real funky nut Uh I'm just here to see some slack styles p thank you for having address gonNA coming back to visit US email or a frequent definitely am so I'm excited about that. And once again I people know where they can pick up Amazon and Barnes and nobles and my excitable styles. Mrs Osmond No. That's a twitter. That's my twitter. Say Take my wife.
#205 - Rodney Clawson on his 24 No. 1s, Coaching John Rich from Big & Rich + Finding Out His Nickelback Song Was No.1 In Other Country
"Hey guys my name's Katie stole and I'm joined here today with my Pals Cody Johnston and Robert Evans from behind the bastards and we're here to tell you all about our brand new shows recalled the worst year ever ever GonNa be about this train wreck of two thousand twenty election coming up you guys pumped it's GonNa break us all bean's big center pip sprinklers you know in the Texas panhandle where it rains like fifteen inches a year so it's almost desert so you're living the country saw oh no by then but now that's pretty rare because part of the publishing don't sign you as they want to set you up on rights all the time and if they're setting up on it right yeah I mean out of school you live the adult country song right yeah and what is your drive in the tractor listening to the country songs back and forth for five or six years my dad retired and moved out here full Tom so you've got a publishing deal without living here right which which at least have you know half written stuff ratified things about myself and you know hey here here's a verse and of course you know you lock it nobody was part of that they wanted you to write not only in town but to pay you to keep writing at home too yeah I mean I would come to town one week a month and I would have yeah well I mean I know there's people out there that have a lot more than me but I don't know we the ambition that you had to be a songwriter what's funny is my family mom and dad aren't musical at all so got out of college and farmed with my dad for fifteen years and had some connections here in Nashville started Started writing songs about your story is you actually were writing songs and they were having a bit of success before you've moved to Nashville right yeah so you were in in Texas up in the panhandle they were supportive but I I don't know if they even understood what I was trying to do which I mean I after I had had a publishing deal in had sure ever on apple podcasts the iheartradio APP or wherever you get your podcasts I welcome to to five with Rodney Clawson which I guess we your wife and I have become friends but I would see let's see here Ronnie it'd be like have you guys met with like we've only met but we've met many many times AH spending real time together we've met for the first time about six times people are always like this Rodney I'm like yeah we met like six times a lot through your wife something to hold your bed it's a belt it's a it's a championship you'll be receiving it in the mail just watch for it so what's interests the back when I started it was I think the as you were writing songs while living on the farm and you're working what's your what's your dad think about me or not and I wrote a few few hits like that you know so you were farming either fifteen years yeah he finished school kind of farm corn leads had three or four Three or four hits before I moved out here in two thousand five so I got a I got a publishing deal in two thousand and went back writing songs are you I'm just trying to understand what that was like are you carrying a guitar as through the day like this down time I would I would maybe on the sorry we all we have something we call the elite three artists that have the most number ones that have on the podcast and you're part of that and there was a room we'd all clap and probably give you a standing ovation would mainly you know put stuff down with guitar like go home at night ten o'clock at night going with guitar and try here and she randomly called me hadn't talked here in two or three years randomly called me one night and said hey you're songwriter and you don't know I played piano growing up and I was in band choir and I learned how to play Guitar probably I think about it and I was like what are you talking about and she's she said I'm hanging out with songwriters all the time here what what town would you be closest to I I grew up five miles west of groover Texas okay somebody has an idea you try to write the song one day we'll I had like weeks to work on an idea like driving a tractor you know but things that now we're trying not try to plug in like well the guy on the tractor which the guy on the tractors not maybe the core audience anymore it's good to have you we were going over some of your your stuff we have a wall on the screen Ronnie that we put everybody songs on it we couldn't all your songs you have so many number one song and it's about the only part of Texas that really get snow yeah we we've had some big snows so you guys got seasons in Texas Oh yeah so you finish school you're you're working on the farm arrivers five hanging and see what they say that's what my asthma therapist asked me do she gets just say thank you I'm shocked when I see it too so I'm like camera San Jacinto Christian Academy and he was his dad is a pentecostal preacher so obviously his kid went to private Christian school so it's like this is great this is what you need to do and did that for a couple years and then I knew I knew John Rich from Lonestar I was his tractor I would get an odd in my head and I mean it's it's so different than what I do now because like we'll go you know you go and you meet a couple of buddies him so many times I to this day I don't know if they still understand what do they do know that my song played on the radio and you grew up actually it was the first lonestar record so I walked in a studio and not heard they recorded as a I was his junior basketball coach when I was going to college really and so I knew John and he he was twelve by the roundabout stuart little studio there and walked in and Don Cook and Wally Wilson we're producing the second lonestar record now coming out in the studio so I flew out here and he picked me up their port and I went to I think it was called the sound shop it was over there by the guitar when I was maybe twenty years old also a letter or yeah I mean I didn't try to wrap my first song till I was I think like twenty eight maybe it wasn't like which turned into Lonestar you know and then and then the first time I ever came to Nashville he said coach we're going into cut our second record it was like I don't know baptism by fire I don't know what you would call that but it was like holy crap this is cool you know maybe I can do this ask a ball football ran track played a year of college football quickly figured out that if I was ever going to get to school I just need to go to school Ville and they all remind me of you so you need to try out a song and send it to me Oh so she was seeing other people yeah interesting yeah for like most people like four and I saw well my I had this is kind of a weird story that I I don't like to share and I'm in a studio watching Brent Mason and all these session guys cutting these songs that were gonNA become hit songs in the next year no news come con Mi like two or three hit songs and I'm the first in Nashville an hour after I get off the plane I would say well well under well over got it that means Ashley Gorrell to billions of where you are in the get off this but you are in the elite cool and so yeah I mean but you know small town you do everything also did band and choir too so but John was You were you athlete as a kid I I played You Know Small Town fifteen hundred people I played his position slowly forward into a show he move I think in non eighth or ninth grade he moved back here so that was the it with people get it just sounds weird but I had a friend of mine who left Gruber Texas and came out here to Nashville and went to Belmont and got in the publishing world L. and by because each song the worth of it we have estimated you're worth a billion dollars are you say over or under a billion let me let me back it up a second that's such a good story but let's go into John Rich's the ball player first of all you of all places let's let's just start there coaching uh-huh and there's not a trophy but we'll mail one to you okay and may never come to you but trust us we've been wh what is the trophy we don't know yet we haven't actually invented that we just say it we'd never send it out and you'll hit Amarillo and go ninety miles north so I know pretty well we just play Amarillo care the thing about Amarillo that's the part of Texas that gets Snow Right Yeah Oh yeah pretty good basketball player but he was five seven five eight like in seventh grade and he still five seven five eight anew John Acoustic down for three years his parents got a divorce he ended up moving back here to Tennessee and he would call me like once a year it'd be like a code several hit songs I would come back home I would come to Nashville and riot and come back home and my they would say like you sell Nissan's this week but he explained the business that was it for my coaching him so and you guys stayed in contact with I think's pretty cool so you must have had some sort of impact on him in some way even as a call there tim working at I'm I'm Roy AK- oprey land you know Arlen theme park and then hey coach I'm in a band called Texas e right like that too for a couple of hours that guitar just the music come from if your parents weren't musical that that influence was day Well I mean I was in so that he was a he was a really you know musically he was a he was someone good to know come crying to me and what was it was like the it was another song I guess my point is that good yeah we still route some good songs together so let's focus on Tim McGraw For one second here are couple Tim McGraw songs that you wrote ear both went number one let's do a southern girl from Tim McGraw I believe that but so you come and you have to the studio and you see this now are you thinking at that time when you see lone star cutting record they're going to be with big and rich so he's had like three different record deals and in between there he won s kept songwriter of the year just doesn't songwriter right couple times a year we had a cut on McGraw's last record called California that they ended up putting out on their own as big and rich the John Rich made it is that weird that he made as an artist made it like three years yes I went through the whole deal with him it was cute only with groups are UV e R. It's ninety miles north of Amarillo that I know I tell people to get on get on I forty and go fourteen hours west a big chunk of that song already written I mean hats off to Lee on that one and we finished we took what he kind of had and finished it something or are you like well look at this guy that I note like trying to make something I don't know what's happening here I or you so overwhelmed by don't know I mean it might have been their second record they may have already hit I can't I mean I could probably research that what what songs I'm still close with my high school football coach you had a big impact on me and so you know and I about once a year I reach out and go hey I'm in Lonestar I tell them the same thing lone story and here is one of those night another Tim McGraw Number One st all the way out he already had the roadmap on that one and then Jaren to get home to his place and did like his cool little is in Lonestar then he got kicked out alone star they didn't get a record deal and at RCA and I think he lost that record deal because he don't joke now and in a good like okay. Here's what I need to do don't need to do as far as the songwriting part goes so cool yeah yeah we We we when you hear both of which one of those can you actually remember hop into the room more Ireland with both of those really world and so I mean it might it probably took me a year to rotter song and Senator and it was horrible but she liked picked out a couple of months that this right here this is Alania and a hot tub but they see him out in Vegas you don't WanNa do all this around and then he ended up they started music mafia and then he ended Ashley Okay well then let's do southern girl southern girl was First Time I had written when Jaren Johnston from Cadillac there in Lee Miller brought traditional country type music yeah and that was Jaren did of kind of a version of that and then Tim took it like a whole `nother step into and hours twenty so I would go to class all day and then I would go coach at this I went to West Texas am I good class then I would go coach at this Christian school and he added that a cool little post chorus thing lack Serlin girl rock that I mean he he just he wants to cut those kind of you know rock tinged redneck dropping down when you wrote it he cut it not knowing yet if there's going to be a single that it would be a single I didn't I didn't have any idea and I didn't have any idea Jason would be big I mean Michael which I think McGraw what he's often done consistently but often done as do some cool odd progressive things inside of very have also worked on farms and and I think about them like driving the truck the big truck and you know if it's a dump truck ponder come out around the kind of weird world with that little bar who is the artist that has you right you feel like you're right the best for for who their sensibilities and what they're going to pick not who you have the most cuts with them but you go man like their life and what they sing about or they're they as an artist like I get that he added that on his own after we wrote the song so what I guess what I'm telling you is I didn't have a whole lot to do with that one but no so when he sent us the demo I mean what's the story with this one and not so much the writing of it but because it was your first number one how many how many cuts on the record hit these I really like Lee wouldn't sure about it but because it is a bit progressive and then I was going to say there's the effect McGraw puts on it too I remember we played this song on my show for the first time and again we talk about progressive type music and there's a lot of a lot of different kind of base none of a little bit of a head scratcher to me that I didn't really ever think it'd be a single because it's about a guy being mean to a girl and the song is orbits tractor those Audi remind me of that you got four and your very first ever number one with Jason Right why here's Jason Aldean y accrued kinda out in the country kind of tougher songs I feel tractors songs to like we talked about somebody right attractor like a lot of my family they put it out as a single that was the that was his second single he ever put out did you feel like who would you say that artists for you I would probably say Jason Aldean which number one Jason and why do you think you and Jason kind of relate on a level I read that song with John Rich by the way in Vicki McGee but John had Hick town which is the first single this was the second single and this is a song that I was uh-huh he does he still does garage band he's never done moved out from house garage man you would think it's pro tools because it sounds great and maxed out but he was pretty good I've seven seventh grader was he playing underneath a guard guard a forward was he yeah and then he correct I thought they would take it even more direction that we did it but they took it the other way which surprised me and I was I was actually a little bit scared I didn't the actual the low end like the base in that part of that group is was tracks that they took from when we wrote that but how would you got I mean he I do have an open invitation to send him anything at anytime I have is number but like I don't have any skipped run into him and he came we're GonNa cut through your songs on Jason I like Unu- J. Somebody you just never know and anything on the new record so I've been recently I don't know I've just got maybe at some point I felt like I've catalogue of number ones burned it down from our dean who wrote we wrote it and demoted and I mean like those two songs I take a real little rod and crazy town that just kind of like my wheelhouse or it was for a long time I didn't know how people would react to that to to the way that they did it but it was it was a kind of ahead of the curve they're a little bit so yeah I league called me said Hey what do you think about that post course thing like do you like that and I was like I think that makes it makes a that's what makes me like like almost like well I won't be nice to you know and out of but for some reason women really liked the song I don't I don't know the Britain all those songs already man I've I've been having a having a blast trying to rot so for Morgan Wallin and surly and still this is as far as Jason goes really one of those songs that when I think you Jason Aldean like this is one of those songs that that to me kind of I didn't sigma girl cut I mean big McGraw Number One back in the day yeah he called me up and and we got together and he had that idea it went number one in Poland now do you go to the number one party in Poland is there one mm-hmm we had it more like rock and roll overs and of it with armies on it and stuff and for whatever reason they decided to take it the other way nickelback song which Lullaby from nickelback Mike Planet because I didn't know this song dog not offended Rodney all right here we go advise him in my mind so could you crazy with you remember a guy named Brett Jones he's been in town for a while he said Have a couple on the knee Dustin Lynch record that's fixing to come out and there's a new guy over at big loud that coming out named Ernest and and we just stumbled on that idea and he he's like wait this could be a nickelback song so then we went totally into like nickelback world and he's a he's a really great songwriter and fun got her out with so there's some young guys that I've really been clicking with and you know just trying to d that somebody cut and I think it went top ten so he was like would come to town and winning nickelback was inbetween records and and WanNa ride and we doc every line had to have the exact same syllables in the exact same interim in the same spot in that world but it was kind of the beginning of the track was it the no he got a cut oh he wrote a song for somebody else I think he wrote a song with excuse me with Brett James Tom Anyway in Jason that seems like it's kind of his will in his wheelhouse too so does he ever hit you up and go hey I need a song we've done it right somebody even know that if you go back you're this huge raw guide how would that be he goes bay doesn't even know it that's how many number ones he has he didn't even know huge another country could be it could be that we could do like eighteen our podcast documentary under tracks so don't be offended if we don't touch them all here okay so this is in the US and what number fifteen on the rock chart but in Poland you have a number one you have you ever seen the documentary surging for Silverman Oh yeah that's what you are in Poland is wanting to maybe start doing some country stuff I talk Joe into cutting a song on with that Jayco and really opened up a lot of doors for those kind of rock country guys to experiment a bit with again some of that deep bass super crushing type stuff a couple more tracks number one four eight something different you know what's interesting to me and again we'll get back to your catalog we're touch all this is not the the documentary like oh boy did eighteen hours nuts because I want a little deeper on you and so you're nickelback Song Oh yeah yeah which is crazy so and you have another one another country with it that was that was a fun one to write the because we'd never we had we got the opportunity to write with Chad Kroeger because he was coming to town wonder country stuff affects the Jason how to use when you guys rotated you picture his that kind of song dried it straight ahead we we wrote it more straight ahead it had that underneath it which I think those are the arrive and we'll go back to crazy town hey go F- Gio Joey Moi thing that's Kinda wild how that all shakes out what song did you right where someone goes I don't think that's it not up to that point cut anything kind of that was a little more progressive for him and we wrote it together but I just didn't think you would me out in La and he's he's excited about it so I think it has a decent shot at making the record but that Saami wild was originally cut for years ago and then had the same thing knock on wood I don't know if either one of them will end up making the record but Kenny Chesney has a song for his new record that he cut into had of mine and Joey and I went in and cut that Sung on Jake and we ended up getting the finish the whole record together and that was Joey I We got to know Joey Moi the producer through Chad and I ended up calling joy joey because joey now I thought it would be Kinda the back of the pack you know for singles for him so that one's surprise me so you know sometimes I have buddies who will go you know what I wrote the song his songs have found this one I've had actually just said that happened with two different artists and four years ago and heard about it forever then all of a sudden I get a call like hey we're gonna cut this song you ever have any of those that kind of get stashed away forbid or just kind of float around and someone goes you know how's it going end of nickelback too so it was in Poland they were just blowing up so nickelback is just ending but country production in the US and then the next thing he did was FDA Orejeula yeah so that's the whole Chad thing turned into the two thousand fifteen and it didn't make the record and about a year ago he called me and David Lee Murphy said Hey man I still love the song but the first versus Iraq can yell reroute the it turned out great yeah so when I mean when you know like here's were you know Kenny Kinney's Uptempo you know there's kind of a I would say Justin Moore letting out real that surprise me because I don't know I just didn't he we're the lines are on that and what to keep it between for the most part and all three of mine Kinney singles have been UPTEMPO so I guess that's why I got the Oh God he wanted to come in right country or country are no no no he just he he actually had another song that had been a single I can't remember the did pretty well I I so we went in and rewrote the first first and then I think Kenyon and David Lee Murphy out on the road rewrote it again and can you just played it for him you most surprised that it was a smash because I can rattle some of these off man I I would say I'm just a little bit I've only ridden a couple of other times and then just got to go out to California and route with him just I mean we have with Keith urban so and both tracks aren't out yet keith wrote a song with acid Gardellin Keith and Keith cut it four or five years ago Paul but he I mean you know kind of what the what he wants so you sit down and there's no reason to do anything else so I kinda that's that's the first I've I no idea what number one breaking news you can add another number one number one in Poland okay we we bought our own tickets house but it was on Malibu beach so it was bad ass so he got you guys a house right and how many have you moved into the House eight years I just I don't know I can't I I mean usually it's more the other way I'm going like this is this is not which of your songs split up and half of us would go with Kenny and half of stay at the House and try to ride a Kenny Chesney UPTEMPO and we did that for three days and how how does that turn out Um there were six routers okay and so you go in and then is he a part of that or do you kinda run and do your thing and he he checks we we would on this is one of those kinds of Unicorn songs that you don't you don't see it common and you've never written a song like that and no matter how and then it ended up kind of digging its way through and it'd be a bit maybe they'll call anybody out here searching for that but someone goes you know I don't think this is unstirred like when I think of my time in Nashville which has been about six plus years this is one of the monsters that kind of just crept up I remember seeing the album basically just trying to wrap up tempos for his new record so so what does that like does he he got everybody we're going to fly you out or do you have does he book your ticket or are they push on them who knows if it'll end up making record but it's funny that song just like pop back up for years later you bring Kenny Chesney have you been writing with Kenny and then about a year ago he told me he'd re cut it and then about six months ago he told me he said man that makes turned out really good but it's a kind of good because everybody's looking for an UPTEMPO all the time so it forces you to have to route here is American kids it's one of the one of your biggest mckinney say well this was yeah it's GonNa break us but we're going to be stronger ultimately check out the worst year ever because what else are you going to do just be sad listened to the gum got much get legs to it but you believed in it and ended up doing something or none of them there's also good immediately when they hear them hard you try afterwards you can't you know it's you can't run was it feel like when you finish when you finish the song ends up being amazing do you feel amazing when you're it was like a bus on the sand or something or with blue sky behind it is going from memory here and I was like okay well let's do it Kennedy's got this one just smashed yeah it was it was it was the Shane McNally and Luke layered and when we finish that song we locked holy crap who we we need to be very strategic about who we send it to I because somebody that gets it that you may not think would have as much success with it because of who they are could actually hurt the song right that's interesting because you don't want to have a free for all because some artists that maybe does for behind the influence on Apple podcasts or on the iheartradio APP or wherever you get your podcast sensitive vibrations were they built in timer Guy Gentle brushing for the dentist recommended two minutes with thirty second pulses ensuring an Saux speak for just super comfortable they come in hundreds of colors and styles making a perfect for men women kids Alabama's my friends know that when they wear them that I'm a big endorser even cleaned good habits matter to live a healthier life so help form fresh oral habits with quip starts at just twenty five bucks and the kids that groove again so well we love to refresh our snag drawers but when 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Bobby would actually makes it better toothbrush right industrial strength power claims becoming more my wife's blacks mine so which is also an interesting wrinkle into this so Nicole Gallian your wife Nicole Clawson whichever John with all Obama's classic comfort features keeping cool and dry and your morning run or stained comfortable in your office freezing air conditioning I may do that that's what's up of office forever tell me if this is true you wrote Sunshine and summertime specifically for Kenny but ended up being a tie for faith so the thing with that kind of a fuel before in yet it sounded like is sounded like he'd always done yeah it still sounded when I remember hearing that Song Oh well this is the the John Rich and it just sounded like when we got through I mean when we when we when you kidding was cut and we could we had people who could just like this all the way around the video the are you know how Kenny was talking about this off and we got to all sing on it too we did all I mean so which on that record John had Mississippi girl which is the first single and then he had this awesome I have so many of your songs up here last couple of years so just as far as career building and branding and all that goes We tried to we tried to help I have a pretty good memory of which ones went number one of them's didn't do you have a room in your house while you're plaques on yourself yeah I mean I do with the rapidly I tried to help her build her career to where if she had success she would get the credit for it and we've been lucky enough it's it's worked out that way so what is other couples if we wrote a song together people would just presume that it was me even though she's she's awesome and she I mean she's doing way better than me right now with all matters you don't how what's that competitive feeling there we talk about music all the time but we've kind of strategically over the years do you write a song specifically for someone like how did that come into your to write this on we we had that idea just in the idea and the feel of it and once again eh or maybe it doesn't get back to you that it's not for him not sure no I mean we got somebody you know he passed on okay so then do you go well let's see who likes it or do you then target face her favorite song that you have written and I must switch it up after this and ask you is ending about her but what is her favorites on that you have written turn name and we strategically tried to ride with other people because if we if we wrote a song together and I've seen it happen with we know hammer song the hammer buddy and we had that idea and we tried to ride it for Kenny and so when he says it's not for me ten with all these songs do you ever just look at it before Oh yeah that's right I wrote Blake Shelton sure be cool if you did need to freshen up I mean I his just because it so when we first got when we first got married I had quite a bit of success and she hadn't you're ever even had cut she had a she she got a publishing deal right after we got married so we'd strategically she kept you may single of the year nomination like or an award would you rather let me bring this down would you rather have random artists you he thinks that you've written stories on my books and people will bring them up and be like hey I know this story because my life but I have to like see what I wrote again I wonder yeah this is like the script storyline has been really great. What's it even about it's about Billionaire multimedia family they were opening for Tim and faith tour and I think John handed it to faith so kind of have the inside back on that yeah that's a good one yes either uh saga today or American kids okay if you ask her though so George Strait I saw God today number one I have to sometimes study what songs went number one until you can remember because I you know you're being humble I'll I'll give you just a bit I've written a couple books and sometimes I forget that and would you like me and that's the one I love that's why I fell in love with you because you wrote crash my party from Luke Bryan House at a Bar I would you know galleons were yes of course you guys don't go that often we we ride maybe you pull the rip cord and they're all angling to try to position to see if they can get the company but there are ever every kids they're all you can tell they've all been brought up Kinda Spoiled Trust Fund Kids and they thanked Dad's about about one I would say automatic early early for why that why that's all that's the only George Strait cut I ever got because I like I said I I read stuff that I felt like my wheelhouse was like Jason Aldean and so Russian is what my co host is watching what here a lot of friends talk about you watching the show I love the show okay one of my favorite shows tell me why I will would like characters like flawed there's not one redeeming character in the whole thing and you liked the show I love the show you like it up to recommend it to me like all right here I hope Likley highly tois year that's not that often know when you go home I'm sure you have talked about music a bit like I have the day go what song writers you guys like writing session like what what is the deal what's the hook of this show that's going to make me go all right that's my show I think it's I think it really has great acting it's great you did it that's a smash that's number one and we didn't even know you know if it would make Miranda's record of that but it was nine grammy awards and all that all that happened I would argue and again I don't really come from a good place to argue this but just having George Strait cut a song it'd be as equal to actually getting us and our wives and other people went in you know one one day and did a bunch of the background vocals on it so it was cool to have a part of like that too in I never thought I would get a George Strait so that was that was pretty amazing that song by the way CNN a single of the year and was nominated for best country song at the two thousand commended and what I quit I quit watching billions when succession came on because I would just slack which the first couple of seasons a billions of really but like by season three it was kind of like you could tell like they'd only thought the storyline out through a couple of seasons when when I watched the first couple upsets I don't remember the night she she brought that song home and she played me that when she played the demo of it and I I kinda got teary-eyed and I was like you did it and you're all in this together we were all the big award big opening ceremony so your son has a number one as well up down Morgan Wallin what kind of advice do you give on both of us but we're both in the country Music Hall of Fame Right now as an exhibit I have my exhibited you have an exhibit it's you your son Brad and Nicole and he said I think I want to be a songwriter Dan and so I had a pro tools rig office that I'd kind of started using North face store at the mall and Valley and cars at the Omni hotel downtown old was he he was probably just gotten out of college is Probably Twenty Four mm-hmm and your brand that doesn't help you so he kind of you know he went out there and he found his buddies who wrote songs and he built his friend group and he's in the he take a big one what I mean how about getting straight to sing words that you thought in your mind that's I mean that's when I grew up in Texas and I've never yeah I mean that's a no brainer here it sounds like a big O. saw your son and I know this because not to brag in this whole young wave of guys you know he read the solid Michael Hardy he's got another buddy named growling james that they spend killing he's like yours so that's why you see a lot of your family and thousand anyway the the dad he had there's four kids as you know I was I was doing so when he told me he wanted to be a song writer he was he was working at the and you know I told him I said I could you could write twenty songs I could walk in a publisher and get you a deal just because of Montreal record but that is as you go for a little bit of shock value sometimes
e008 Finding Clarity in The Chaos
"Motherhood and work there isn't a right way or best way to juggle these. Despite what you've heard or been told no real Thursday part-time work has been the best fit for me and my family. But it's tough to navigate any great area of motherhood when you don't fit neatly in a Box Co. My name is fish and welcome to the part-time jungle. Podcast where we are going to build conversation and community around swinging motherhood and work in a way that works best for us and our families no matter your path. It's an adventure with highs lows and in betweens. Let's explore together. I welcome to the part time jungle. Podcast thank you so much for joining us is so excited to be here with our guest today. Sabrina GREER SABRINA. Is the founder of why? Gt T Mama Inc. And she helps MOMS birth their brain. Bbc's her mission is to help. Mom said have been stuck by the limiting belief that ends with motherhood discover or rediscover their souls purpose passion and deepest creative desires. It is great to have you here. Sabrina thank you so excited to be here. It's so also I'm just gonNA share a little bit more about you so Sabrina is the og. Voss MAMA WITH TO BOOMING BUSINESSES CLARITY COACHING AND MEDIA PUBLISHING COMPANY. She has four bestselling books. A five star rated podcast and a partridge in a pear tree. No really though she does it. All with three young boys and eight month old puppy and twelfth egg-laying Hens in tow. How well because she has learned to curate the chaos and now teaches others how to do the same? Her Entrepreneurial Journey began when she took maternity leave from her tenure corporate career and belt six sales team for an MLM company and less than one year with a taste of what being the architect of your own life. Look like she never looked back to corporate and never well. Sabrina wears her many hats. With pure joy from her. Seventy acre rural farmstead in the woods. Sabrina is about helping other mums with a fire in their belly. Not only find clarity but also pure joy on this wild journey that is life. That is amazing. I guess that's me in a nutshell. Well and I would just like to say that. Sabrina is an all around beautiful. Soul and an amazing mentor and role. Model to many mums. And I'm so excited to have her share with us today more about her story as well some tangible and impactful strategies that have helped her. Find clarity and the wonderful. Chaos and adventure of motherhood and work so where. I wanted to start. Reunite is sometimes we hear about people feeling stuck in their job or just where they're at. They're not feeling happy. They're not feeling good with where they are. And even though they're unhappy changed me so tough and when we are faced with big life changes like becoming a mom it can put a whole new spin it and Lens on everything and I know that you've tried a number of different jobs and careers before getting to where you are today. But what does that journey been like for you? And how did you land on being an entrepreneur question? Well it's interesting even having this conversation a lot with a lot of different people and I think it really boils down to two things and it's courage and confidence so you need to have courage to make that change right because it is often easier to stay stuck. Even though we hate the word stuck. And we hate the feeling of stock. It's easier to stay there because it takes courage to get yourself out of that quicksand right. It takes like even if it's ten seconds of courage still harder than just being like no you know out I'm GonNa roll with this and to stay here because that's you know even though it's uncomfortable it's more comfortable than the fears around change and then confidence is something that you have to develop it. You need to find skills. You need to find resources. You need help to develop that confidence which keeps you propelling forward because what happens is even when you find that courage. Here it is. I'm feeling really strong. Really really powerful care. I'm going to do it. And that's like Ludo Dope going back in the you basically stick yourself because you don't have the confidence to keep propelling forward so it's actually what I do is I help moms sort of get through those two things and you know propel themselves forward so for me there you know corporate had no no place for me anymore when I had children and all. I'll talk about that a little bit later about how children crack you open. And they're your greatest teachers and the reflections that we need to see who we really are what we really want but for me. I knew I didn't WanNA spend my life building somebody else's dream and I knew I also had the courage and the confidence to help others see that in themselves so I feel like had I not created my businesses and continue to move forward with them. I'd be doing the world of MOMS a disservice by just sitting on my but not doing it now. My calling is not going to be the calling for everyone and I totally understand that because I do work with multifaceted women every day but for me. That was the only option. I hope that answers your question. I love that a long answer and it's so true. I'm listening to what you're saying and I'm reflecting on myself and I'm thinking all of those things but you're but you're right. I remember even as a teacher and I I left teaching but I love teaching but one of the things I noticed as a as a young teacher when it was working for me and my family was there were people in that career who weren't happy being there and who would say that out loud and you could see that in the way that they're you know going through their day today and it's not that they were doing a poor job but it just seemed like they were stuck and there was no other option for them and I never wanted to feel that way but it's still made it even when I realized that it wasn't going to be a fit with snow hard to make a change and it takes so much courage to kind of even. Just keep going for sure. Long One thing. We have to recognize that the only thing in life that is constant change literally. The only thing is like others non constant. The seasons aren't constant and that includes like seasons of Motherhood Seasons of life not just like literal seasons of weather a everything changes constantly. So if we're afraid of change and we're not willing to into what change really is and have that courage to allow it to happen. Then of course we're gonNA feel stuck right. Were always going to feel stuck in every facet of life because we're terrified of the only thing it's constant right. Yes it's obviously easier said than done and this is coming from somebody who you know. I studied psychology for many years. I'm not a business coach. I'm not a career coach. I am a clarity coach. So my work with MOMS specifically is to help them find cleary so the reason. I don't call myself a business coach. Even though a lot of the coaching idea is business. Civic IS BECAUSE NOT. Everyone is drawn to this world of being an entrepreneur. Sometimes they're just like I don't WanNa work. I want to be home with my babies and I want to find a way to monetize ideas. I want to write a book. I WANNA start a blog or podcast or whatever it is right. There are ways to monetize ideas that don't necessarily mean starting like incorporating business in having employees and the world of being an entrepreneur. Give Regan Terrifying Right. But you know there. There are ways to to live a fulfilled life with what your true passions are without starting a business specifically so. I love that I get to do this work with moms because I feel like you know if if you're okay with it all step into what I was talking about before. And that's when we have children inevitably. It's the biggest change in our lives whether you want it to be or not and I've been having these conversations allow lately to some women want to continue to work after children because it gives them purpose. If feels like you know the mundane that is motherhood like. It's very repetitive. Because kids need structure. We know that. But it's like okay. Got Up feed snacks. Nap Right. It can be very repetitive. Very Mundane very boring so we still feel like we need that her purpose outside of our children something to give us. You know independence to make us feel like we're contributing to society the household the family income. Whatever it is right so we want to do something outside of us just being a mom so I think you know. There's lots of ways to do that. That don't involve you know the career that you had before becoming a mom and that's the real piece that I think so many of us get stuck on. It's like well that's who I am and no honey. That's who you were. It's okay for your priorities to change. Because they inevitably when you become you now have another human being to care for so. It's okay to shift your priorities. It's O K to want to do work that fulfills your soul. Even if it's not the work that you once did has your. You've changed your body's change your priorities. Change your mind. This change like is the biggest change and those words coming up a lot in this. This conversation is the biggest change of your life. Yeah no it is such A. It is such a huge change. I can still picture the Dan. I wasn't feeling panicked or anything but I think the moment really hit me. That life was going to be so different was the day is standing and saying goodbye to my husband as he went back to work after his days off after having our first baby and I thought how this is going to be a whole new reality and then all those thoughts start creeping in right like even things like how am I going to go grocery shopping by myself and all the little things and then the big things too. So it's absolutely such a giant life change and I would say that I mean you do so many things and with all you're doing work and motherhood I know sometimes from the outside looking in it just looks like everybody just has it so easy and they're just doing all the things but I know that you've found some really fantastic strategies that have helped you to manage your busy life and and full life that you have so. What are some of your secrets that have helped you to juggle it all and manage that big life change and still be really fulfilled in your life as a mom and then as an entrepreneurs while absolutely I love that question well I think first of all to preface this? You know what you see on instagram and Pinterest is fake okay. Now I try really hard with my feet and my social media to be really real like yeah. This is me wearing scrunchy right now. I know you guys can't see me because you're you're listening in but I'm wearing a scrunchy. My Hair's mass. I have not shower today. I'm in ripped yoga pants. That's real life and that's okay like okay to be a hot mess and still look like you have your stuff together from the outside right because yes. I am running two businesses. I do have three sons. You know I do have as you said in my bio like twelve egg-laying hens which essentially means yes. I'm also running a farm lot going on a lot to take on so the common things I hear in in my practice when I'm working with MOMS is like overwhelm right is the nation is a huge one both as an entrepreneur. And as a mom. So when you're doing both you're in like high isolation mode right. Yeah and I often compare entrepreneurialism to motherhood because you know. There's a lot of equal comparisons when it comes to like the unknowns. The lack of support the lack of guidance lack of having an instruction manual on how to do it right. There is a lot of like figuring it out as you go so these are the common things isolated overwhelm mom guilt. That's a big thing that you have to manage all of these things you know. I had to learn strategies and tools on how to manage those things so I think it's important to identify what the pain points are before really implementing strategies because what my pain points are going to be different from yours. The bees were the common. What's the overwhelm the isolation the MOM guilt so when it comes to overwhelm what I've seen? And Hey guilty over here of being there. It's multi tasking multi tasking a always. I'm not even going to give a percentage. I'm going to say one hundred percent of the time leads to overwhelm. And it's because if you think of yourself as a car and I don't know a lot about cars that I know enough to know that you've got to be firing on all cylinders for that to be working so if you're just putting a little bit here a little bit here a little bit here a little bit here you're spreading yourself too thin it's not gonNA fire it's not gonNA start. It's not going to go so you need to be focused on one thing at a time. And of course his mom's Oh I'm running around gotTa get lunch ready to do this. That's not what I'm referring to you when I talk about overwhelm and multi-tasking. It's really when you're doing a task break down so. I know you're familiar with a couple of my strategies on time management is like break it down into segments chunk out your time time block is what it's called there's APPs for it on your phone you know you can write it down in a notebook. It doesn't have to be expensive. It doesn't have to. You don't have to if you're not a tech person. Don't freak out. You can literally write it down a notebook but chunk get out so my whole thing is like I do. The ten twenty sixty rule so ten minutes is of like you know the things that could potentially be time sex or time leaks so social media being a big one so as a online business. Owner social media is imperative to the growth of my business. I have to stay engaged. I have to say president. I have to know what's going on so just take ten minutes to do that. And I go in with an intention. So what does that intention is it to post is? It's you engage. Is it to you know source of new client? Is it to find out information? What is my intention for that ten minute time block and then I do it and set an alarm so there's no excuse that alarm goes off. I'm done there. Goes that task? If I don't complete a task that I set out to do I'll finish it later because that nobody's going to die if I don't engage with them on social media that's the other thing about prioritizing to. It's like you know you kind of have to triage your your situation. It's like what is emergency like has to has to has to get done. What's like okay? You know you can wait for a little bit when what's like. Oh you know not really that important. Maybe I can even drop this to us because it's like super unimportant and we often try to take unimportant ones and put them first. Because they're easier. You gotta treat you gotTa triage your your life every once in a while every day even like triage and then time bucket. So then the twenty. The next block of time is twenty minutes. And that's when I usually do something that's not work related so if my kids are home. I still three year olds. You know. He's not school a jet so he's home with me. You know it'll be like getting in started on an activity okay. Now we're going to you know. Set you up with Plato or castles or whatever it is. I'm going to play with you for twenty minutes and then Mommy's going to go back to work and you're going to continue to play with this while I go do what I have to do or laundry. So the kids aren't home it's like. I'm going to fold laundry because we all know takes ten minutes to wash ten minutes. Dry Lake seven days to fold like it takes forever so go fold laundry. Quit your phone in the other room. Don't be like oh I'm distracted. I'm distracted just fold that laundry. Listen to a podcast. Put your phone on airplane mode if that's something like because that's not really multitasking. That's just listening to something later doing something. And then the sixty minutes you know in my business the civically I write a blog post or I create content or I have a client or whatever it is but then that sixty minutes is like very focused on one so. I'm not checking my emails. I don't have twenty tabs open on my computer. I'm not taking phone calls while I'm doing this and doing that. And then okay shoot gotta make the snack ought to do that right because then oh an hour just went by and I've done actually nothing because and that's what causes over. Well it's the doing a million things and actually doing nothing. Yeah we all do it as there's no shame and it's not a guilt trip. It's just that's what causes overwhelmed. Is Multi tasking. That's another very long winded way around. But that's my best strategy for you and you have to find something that works for you. My strategy might not work for your what. Your Business is or what your day looks like but find a way to block time. Even if it's ten minutes ten minutes ten minutes ten minutes set alarms so that you're not breaking your time constraints and make sure that you're just focusing on one task during that time. Yeah no I do. I find that so helpful and if you looked at my wall by me here I I write things on sticky notes and so then that way. If I'm I find it helpful if I am working on a task as you said because I've been trying very hard to implement this strategy of yours and something else POPs in my head I just write it down just to get it out of my head and then I set it aside so that I can look at it leader so I find that helpful for me. So it's out there. I've noted it I don't need to worry about it in the moment. So yes but having those stat. Periods of time is very very helpful strategy level. My love that you said that because that's actually another one of my strategy is is the brain dump you know and I love that Asia like as it comes you just write it down. I always have like a dozen notebooks around me at all times. It's kind of may be counterproductive. 'cause it's a bit overwhelming there's paper everywhere but it's so good to have and my phone so the main screen. I don't get notifications from Social Media. So it's not like little red dots everywhere like you have nine thousand instagram messages. It's know my calendar my camera. Has you know hello were MOMS. We need came. And then it's my voice notes and my notes notes like my typing notes. And the reason I do that is because I have no distractions. I use the voice notes when I'm in a place where I cannot right so from driving or if I'm walking an gloves on or kids or whatever it is I just do a voice note if something comes to me because what happens when and this is actual psychology like there's science around this what happens when you have a million things in your head is your brain is multitasking. So it doesn't matter if you're chunking time and you're doing all this stuff because like you still have a million thoughts in your head which is equally as unproductive as doing a million things at the same time thinking a million things at the same time is not productive so get it out of your head because it creates more space in there to take on more information to allow yourself like you said it just allows you to know that that safe over there. You're not gonNA forget it. You're not gonNa you know it's not gonNA get lost. It's just there for later. So it's not something that you have to focus on right now so brain dump. I usually do it first. Thing in the morning I wake up and I'd dump everything onto a notebook or into my phone or wherever it is and just get it out of your head and it's not always gonNa make sense. Sometimes I read my gibberish later. And I'm like okay. That makes no sense. Thank just a battery. Just leave in. You know it's fine but the stuff that's in their jazz make sense. It's often gold nuggets that I need in my life right so it's just get it out of your head do you. Don't forget no. That's so good and voice. Memos is only something I've just started to use but I'm going to be spending a lot of time in my vehicle coming up here shortly so I think I'll definitely taking advantage of that of the doing a lot of talking to myself and recording my great ideas in the vehicle. I think that will be definitely useful for me. I wanted to ask you another question. Just more related to motherhood in general so motherhood in itself so even with Juggling Work and motherhood and and Chunking our time. It can be just overwhelming being a mom and doing all of those things and sometimes we can feel just stuck in that and it's hard to see past that and just wondering what are some tips or ideas. You would suggest to help moms. Who are feeling that that stuck feeling in motherhood absolutely as a great question to you you know we all feel it and I think that's a really important way to start. You're not alone in your experiences. Even the people that are all over instagram looking like they've got their stuff together they don't all right. They all experienced moments. You're seeing the highlight. Reel of somebody's life right so we often get stuck in like. Oh I. CAN'T I be like that. I'm a terrible mother because I do this. And that person doesn't whatever it is right so just know that you're not alone in your experiences and anything you're feeling you're feeling rage if you're mad at your child if you. WanNa yell at them. If you're like why am? I picturing throwing my kids through the window right now or whatever you're feeling it's not independent on independent feeling. Everyone has felt it. What brings us to the climax of everything is how you deal with it because everything is a choice how we react as a choice. How we choose to think is a choice and I. I see so often in my world these kids. It's like they're not. They're not trying to upset us. They're not trying to make us angry. And you know you and I were talking about this before like. They're they're looking for love. They're looking to be heard and seen the same way we do and what often happens. We live in this world of technology and the busy thoughts the full mind all of that happening where we don't even sometimes recognized that. We're doing it right. We're like okay. We've got hockey practice in twenty minutes and we've got it. I gotTA bring snacks. Oh my gosh. What's next do we have had to go the grocery store? It's got to the search for to get milk and with those thoughts affect our reactions in turn affecting our response time to our children so it's really like all these strategies that we're talking in relation to business. They help in relation to home life too so brain dumping like right down. What's in your head? Don't forget to get milk so you don't forget that it's hockey practice and twenty minutes. Whatever it is get that stuff out of there too so that you have the space to be present with your little person right because all they want is to be seen and heard. They don't want to see mummy staring at a phone even though they don't understand you're doing something for them right. Oh I'm booking hockey practice for your in booking like I'm buying you something right now. I'm doing something for you. They don't know they don't get that so it's like doing those things when they're not around and when they are around being present as you possibly can right it's just giving giving them their voice giving them the energy that they deserve because that is what. I find creates the over well. Is there a response to our response? And it becomes this back and forth like tennis game of response time and that's all it is right so if you break down like if you take down that net right than you're not like bouncing things all over the place just like trying to be as present as possible. It's not always easy. And you're GONNA mess up and that's Okay. It's okay and that's the thing. Give yourself permission to accept your fault because nobody's perfect. You're doing the best you can. Yes and that's enough and it is and some days are better than others and some moments are better than others yet. We're all just doing our best. Absolutely yeah and I always say so. My grandfather's well yeah. He's my grandfather so my kids great grandfather. And he's ninety three years old and they. The kids love spending time with him. Guess why. He's not distracted by anything when he's playing with them. He is entirely president. He's not thinking like oh I forgot to take the trash out and oh a little my business. This and I forgot to respond to that email. And he's like playing with animals in the zoo and there in the jungle near Lake Full. He's fully present in what he's doing. Even if that's for five minutes that is way more productive than a whole day of distracted parent mode. No I agree. And actually my. I wouldn't really call it like a new year's resolution but I kind of picked a word for myself and that's just being intentional and one of that is around time and time with our kids and being a little forgiving with myself around that in that it doesn't have to be like this big long amount of time as you said but just so small moments like playing a quick game of cards or looking at a book together or our youngest denier reading chapter books together at Bedtime. So just sometimes. It's those small little intentional moments of time and I find that that's been really helpful for me anyways but it's like you said. I see my dad's playing with our kids and he's just like all in those are the moments they're going to remember their remember. Oh mummy was always busy about. They're going to remember the Five Min ans- you took to spend that really hedge. It'll time with them. I love the word intentional too by the way so I think that's a great way to explain this entire emotion that we're talking about smaller increments of very intentional time where you leave your phone away. So they're they don't have an imprint of mummy staring at a phone the her whole life you leave the computer. The e mails the staff. The things even if it is entirely for them. What you're doing because they don't know they only know what they see. What they see is is you doing? Whatever it is that you're doing so. I think that's a really great comment to just be more intentional with our time together. It's a work in progress. But yes I like it and I wanted to ask you to and this idea has come up in our conversation but just oftentimes in social media and that we see the highlight. Reel as you say of motherhood and not those kind of difficult times in moments and I was wondering if you'd be willing to share with us. Maybe a mummy mass up that you had so maybe at the stake you've made or something wish you had done differently or a learning opportunity that you've had as the gosh like pages in miles long. 'cause it never ends right. I feel like every single day. I'm learning and growing and evolving and changing my strategies. And you know it's I feel like I've been told by peers and friends and people who come to our house. You're so chill with your kids. You're so chill kind of like what does that mean. And just this following this past weekend. I hosted an event for eighty women at clean up time. My has been brought the kids in. They help to clean up. And there's a few might helpers still there and they're like Whoa you use let your kids do whatever they want and I I think for me. That's been a big thing because I see I remember being a kid and it's like okay. Come Home Dinner. We'll see you later. We don't live in that sort of society anymore and I get that. It's not safe. There's a lot of different environmental things going on. And you know it's it's not. What was. We have to evolve with the times and be safe and intentional with that. But I think allowing our kids to discover even if it's not easy right because they come home bruised and scraped and dirty and like God knows what's on their hands and you know but I don't want my kids to live in a fierce state. I don't want them to you know. Watch the news and see all these things that are going on with epidemics and things around the world and feel like they have to wash their hands every three seconds and they can't be around other people they have to live in a bubble. So I think about might not be if Mommy Massa free range my kids it. There's constant methods in the eyes of other people. Because it's like. Whoa you just let them do whatever they want to do. And that's not the case. I am very intentional about parenting in. It's going them to discover and be curious and find their own way and be independent. Have Tawny I think all of those things are very important so for me. You know I have mommy mess ups every day because you know my kids come home with like a black eye or scrape in the middle of their forehead or snow mud all over themselves or like a chunk of hair missing something all the time. Something and I just feel like that's part of childhood so it's not a mess up specifically but it's like a lesson that I think is really important to you know we can helicopter parent weekend. Snowplow parents There's all these terms for parenting. Now that never existed. I just want to let my kids be kids and let them sort of discover their own way in the safest most intentional way possible. But I think it's also so empowering for them and I think sometimes I the all well especially with all this but I think I'm getting better I don't maybe give them enough credit for what they're capable of. Maybe and I remember just going with my current role teaching. There's been some days rave had to leave quite early and they've had to get themselves to school in the morning and I think like Gosh like are they going to make it there on time and it's been chilly some days and all those things and I get home and I'm like so how did it go. I know I didn't get a phone call from the school so I know that they made it and they just say we're fine like nibs not a big deals you know so. I think they sort of embrace that opportunity to be independent and go out on their own to walk down to seven eleven and get a slurpee or hang out at the park with their friends. And I think it's a good thing I've even for the most part stopped picking up our younger two kids from school because I found I just ended up being the person that was carrying their backpacks on they were just running ahead having a great time. So I think it's such a good thing right to get out there and explore and they know you know the things to be careful for and watch for and all those kinds of things but I think an exactly and that's our job as parents give them information totally talk to our kids. I mean the three year olds is obviously an different. Even the five year old. We talked to them like lick people their their people. They understand complex things they understand. Okay this is dangerous. Don't do that because you will get hurt or you. Will you know. Put Your Life in danger or whatever it is so I think just constantly giving them enough information so that they can develop their own toolbox their own tool kit on how to manage because otherwise we're not setting them up for success right no bubble bubble blubber protection protection protection. Then we're like unleashing them into this crazy world and then you end up with like thirty five year old living on your couch right. Yes which is to each their own. But that's my no. You want them to feel empowered and develop that sense of independence and confidence in themselves shirt and before we wrap things up. Do you have any final thoughts or words of wisdom for mums? Who are listening. We're looking for some inspiration. Our support with their own mom work gye calls. I think just know that you're worthy and I know that may sound cliche or cheesy but like you're worthy of whatever it is that you want and it's possible right you're worthy it's possible you deserve to have whatever you desire and you can in turn create for. Yourself. Motherhood is not the end of life. It's actually a rebirth. It's an awakening and I think when you see it as that and when you lean into that it will help you create the new life. Shed the old skin right like a snake shut. It let it go and then allow yourself to be born into this new life and really lean into it an injury that such a nice way to end. Thank you so much and Sabrina. Just thank you so much for sharing your time and your incredible words of wisdom with us today if our listeners want to learn more about you and the amazing work that you do. Where are the best places to find you? I'm G. T. Mama across the board. So that's my website instagram facebook. Wherever I don't I don't tweet or hang out there but I mostly on instagram. So come come hang out with me over there. That sounds great. I will share all your contact information with our listeners. And thank you so much for joining US Sabrina. This was so appreciated. Thank you so much for listening to the part-time jungle podcast. I'm your host Tiana cash. You can find me on instagram and facebook at part time. Jungle and on my website. Www dot the part-time jungle dot com. I would love if you would subscribe to rate and review this podcast. Your feedback and support are so appreciated next time where we will continue to explore the Motherhood jungle together.
63: Doing Life With People Who Are Different From You (with Amit Paley)
"I think the thing the first thing that people should know about in terms of broadly across the country is that suicide is a public health crisis around the world and in the United States September is national suicide prevention awareness month so this is a really important time to make sure people are aware of how of how much more awareness we need around suicide suicide rates in the United States had actually been increasing over the past two decades. It's the tense leading cause of death for all all all people in the United States even though it's not always talked about it in some places it's still taboo and there's a lot of stigma. a lot of people are dying because of suicide so that's overall across the country then for young people. This is a particularly serious issue. Suicide is the second second leading cause of death for all young people in this country and in some states for example. Utah suicide is actually the number one reason that young people died. It's just heartbreaking every time thinking about that because we know that suicide is preventable but it still it's still all the one of the leading reasons that young people in this country die and then for Lgbtq young people and for your listeners may not be aware when I say L. G. T. Q. by that what we mean young people that are gay Lesbian Bisexual transgender queer or questioning about who they are for. LGBTQ young people they are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers so within this broader public health crisis and public health crisis for young people it's particularly acute for LGBTQ youth and that is why the Trevor Project exists so we are really excited to bring a new series series to rise together. The idea of rising together has been primarily about our attempts in pursuit of an exceptional relationship relationship rising together as a couple but we started as a different set of questions. What about rising together with people who are a little bit unlike US yeah. What does it look to rise together as humans. What does it look like to be in community with people who are not like you. We really passionately believe in doing life with people who don't look like you vote like you love like you believe like you come from the same socioeconomic comic background as you all the things because we are better people when we understand a narrative progressive that is not just our own in a season where we are perpetually reaching for growth growth happens in places where you are are disrupted from something that you know where you're pushed away from something that maybe feels comfortable or normal for the opportunity to learn in that discomfort bird and so we want to introduce you in a series two stories of people who had in their life experience things that may not feel totally normal or comfortable to you and the hope is that in hearing their stories and thinking differently about life through their lens the maybe it helps you as a couple to grow. Oh yeah our as a human to grow or as a human to grow first step. We are really excited to talk about an organization that we we both have been involved with for quite a long time and that is the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a nonprofit group. That's existed for over twenty years that provides suicide prevention education hotline so many different pieces of support to the LGBTQ community. They are the number one provider of suicide prevention resources in the world that true that is true. That's amazing. It is amazing so this is something that has been really close close to both our hearts for a few reasons I think a lot of you know my story but if you don't I lost my older brother Ryan to suicide it is September and September is national suicide awareness month if you've ever lost someone in that way you you understand how awful debilitating and gutting it is but also this specific organization when important to us because we have so many people that we love and care about who are LGBTQ and if you're not familiar LGBTQ who is lesbian gay bisexual transgender questioning Queer. It's all the things and and we really believe in a community that loves and accepts everybody and the idea that I want WanNa be really clear it is it is for everybody but Trevor Project mostly supports youth so I wanNa make clear that this is an organization that was created because children and teenagers were questioning their sexuality and rather rather than have to come out to parents or community or family who might judge them for that choice. They were killing themselves at an epidemic rate so this is something that we have support for a long time and we lived in L. A. We go to their Gallos well as we would support it. Financially Dave got involved with them in his work at Disney. I used to volunteer when I was in events and and we invited their CEO to talk to us about the organization the work that they're doing and to really give you a narrative that maybe maybe you haven't considered before but I hope that if this is not if you haven't heard these stories if you don't understand how serious this is if you don't understand that suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers like if you don't understand I hope nope that you will listen to this episode with an open heart. I hope that you will put it on social media. I hope you will tell other parents and other teachers about it. This is a conversation conversation that we need to be having hi. I'm Rachel Holly. I'm they've Hollis and we're married for like fifteen years and we have four kids like a thousand kids. We've been foster parents support kids as well and we're running a business. This guy that's a lot of thing is a lot of these but we know that it's possible to have an exceptional relationship regardless of the stresses you have in your life so if you want some tips and tricks get through all the things this is rights together so will you tell listeners who you are and what you do my name is immediately on the CEO of the Trevor Project. We are the world's largest suicide prevention and Crisis Intervention Organization for Lgbtq young people and and I have been in this role for just over two years now hasn't gone. It's going really well so I'm. I'm new to this Karol but I'm not new to the organization. I started as a volunteer answering calls on our twenty four seven phone lifeline about eight years ago now so I've been involved all they had loved this organization and just been continually moved by the fact that the Trevor Project Save literally saves lives of LGBTQ young a young people every single day and when I saw an opportunity bring my skill set it helped the organization to do more of that expanded it was just an opportunity couldn't pass up especially with the huge huge increase in demand for our services over the past few years and it's important for us to say too so we have been then longtime fans and supporters of the Trevor Project. We have gone to the gala remember years ago when I was an event planner beating with your team when it was much smaller trying to volunteer to throw the annual fundraiser because I believe so much in what you're doing will you explain for listeners who aren't as familiar with what it looks like what your services look like on a day-to-day basis and why they are so needed of course so we we have a number of different programs a lot of people know us best for our twenty four seven phone lifeline that's how we actually got started twenty one years ago and we still operate the country's only only twenty four seven phone lifeline for LGBTQ youth in crisis but it's twenty nineteen and there are a lot of young people who would never think about picking up the phone so we also offer crisis services by attacks and chat again available twenty four seven we actually just expanded that service to be available available twenty four seven earlier this year so young people can reach out for help on that platform we also run another program called. Trevor Space which is the world's largest safes so he'll networking site for LGBTQ youth where they can reach out to each other and get peer to peer support when they're in crisis when they're not in crisis when they just need someone to talk to and not feel alone and potentially know that they're not the only ones like them in the world. That's what trevor spaces therefore at and then we also run education research advocacy programs can talk more about all of those but at a high level our education programs are designed to offer. LGBTQ TQ competent suicide prevention trainings in schools are research per rounds are designed to increase the amount of knowledge and evidence and research surge about both mental health and about LGBTQ youth and we run a number of different. initiatives are advocacy team but our biggest focus is on ending ending dangerous and discredited practice known as conversion therapy. We run the largest grassroots campaign to stop conversion therapy in every state in this country country so for listeners who don't understand why this is necessary because I guarantee there the people listening who are like I don't get it. Why why does this exist. Why do I didn't even know that. Suicide was an it can you can you unpack that got a bit of what are the statistics right now in this country and we live in Texas. There's a massive hurt here in Texas. You can you just explain the age of your callers why this exists in the first place in what they're encountering at home or at school that would would put them in crisis in the first place. I think I think the first thing that people should know about in terms of broadly across the country is that suicide is a public health crisis crisis around the world and in the United States September is national suicide prevention awareness month so this is a really important time to make sure people are aware of how of how much more awareness we need around suicide suicide rates in the United States had actually been increasing over the past the two decades. It's the tense leading cause of death for all all people in the United States absolute even though it's not always talked about it in some places. It's still taboo outdo and there's a lot of stigma. a lot of people are dying because of suicide so that's overall across the country than for young people. This is a particularly serious issue. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for all young people in this country and in some states for example. Utah suicide is actually the number one reason that young people die think heartbreaking every time thinking about that because we know that suicide it is preventable but it still it's still the one of the leading recently young people in this country die and then for Lgbtq young people and for your listeners who may not be aware when I say she t q by that we mean young people that are gay Lesbian Bisexual transgender queer or questioning about who they they are for Lgbtq young people they are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers so within this broader public health crisis racist and public health crisis for young people it's particularly acute for Lgbtq youth and that is why the Trevor Project exists to make sure we can can be there for every algae btcu young person if they might be in a home where people don't accept them if they might be in a community where people say that that the who they are is evil or wrong that they have somewhere to reach out to get support where people can tell them that they are beautiful the way they are that they are deserving serving of love and support and can let them know that they are not alone. It's interesting because as I was finishing my time at Disney part of how a meat knife met originally was I walked into an opportunity to be a straight ally for the pride group at the Walt Disney Company where the community the people who identified as being gay on campus had an opportunity to come together and represent a little of what it was like to do life and be in in a professional setting as a person who happens to be gay and as you know for me I again mistakenly in almost every instance where I did not identify as the person who I was walking into community with thought I understood what it was to be like someone who ultimately had a different life experience and and it wasn't until I was immersed inside of this opportunity to really hear what it was like to grapple with sexuality when you're young to ah you'll different to worry about what other people might think that I realized frankly some of the privilege that I experienced for when I realized realized that I like girls remember the day you chose to like girls like no. I don't it it was it was a conversation that came out of a small group with this pride organization that I got to be a part of that made me realize the things that I never had to. Experience are part of y a trevor project exists because of the different way that processing life stages and the way that you are manifest for people who happen the beginning and so the suicide statistics in particular were thing that I you know like we've been involved in charity and work around mental health and suicide for for a long time because of Rachel's brother having passed but it wasn't something that ever occurred to me and then once you understand the statistics. There's there's this will now that you know. You have to do something about it. It's a crisis like you say but it's a magnified crisis inside of this community. Yeah I think for me the the my brother committed suicide after battling schizophrenia and depression for most of his teenage life and I think the reason the Trevor Project has always had such a place in my heart is because Ryan was battling being this horrible horrible mental illness for for so long the idea that a young person or any person I would consider taking their life or take their life because other people didn't like who they were because because they felt like they were wrong it just such a visceral response to that because God were all created in God's image and we are here for a reason we are made this way on purpose and and the idea that all around this country right now and I want listeners to understand stand this in your communities right now. There are teenagers who want to die because they don't feel like they would be accepted if you knew who they really were and that is fundamentally wrong on every level like these are kids and give you for forty five years old. You're someone's Kit. I just it. It makes my like Mama Bear. Like what are we doing. How can we help. What are the things things you guys have found. that have made the most difference. I knew the call centers have been such a a huge part of what you've built built the foundation on. Will you talk a bit about what those conversations are like. You were a volunteer in that place for a really long time. What was that like in and how is that helpful to someone who's grappling with all the things I will definitely get into that. I I just have to say it's so it's it's so inspiring to have people who obviously care so much and who are role modeling what it means to be a loving supporting member of a community we need more people who are allies who are coming in and saying. I may not know exactly what you're going through but I'm hearing hearing what you're sharing with me and it's helping me understand how I can be more supportive and people who are talking about young people who are paying because there's so many people who don't WanNa talk about suicide who don't WanNa talk about the shame alienating that yet people feel and I think until we can be comfortable talking about that. We can't help to direct people and get people motivated on how to change their behavior and make sure they're coming from a place of love and and caring and support because that really does make such a huge difference in the lives of young people absolutely to your point. I've I've been volunteering an answering. I still actually take calls on our lifeline up so I had a lot of really incredible calls. I think some of the calls halls are some of the calls are really beautiful in the sense of their young people reaching out for the first time and saying something like I'm trying to decide if I should come out. No one knows that I'm gay and I think if anyone ever found out they wouldn't accept me and I just don't know if I can come out what people would say and when that sort of conversation happens we share with that young person will actually you just told me that you're gay and I want you to know that I'm incredibly proud of you. For sharing who you are and I still think you're as amazing as you were. When when we first started this conversation and helps to can sometimes help them to understand what it is like to share who you are and not have people react with that with that sense of of hate for rejection but we also have a lot of really challenging calls. I I remember one that I took doc a number of years ago from a young person who is out of the state but they were calling from the Midwest and their father had found out they were LGBTQ and had said you're disgusting Urine Abomination before God awed. You have disgraced this family. I've left the gun cabinet unlocked. Oh God leaving the house right now. You know what the right thing to do. You know how we always say. This is not an ad this is an this is an ad it only took us how long of shouting our love for Peleton from the rooftops and they finally were like did we just become best friends. Become best friends only took about seven point six months this. This is the best because I truly am obsessed with this company. I'm obsessed with their APP. I'm obsessed with their bikes. I don't have a trade but I want one like. I'm here for all all the things. It's one of the best workouts I mean. 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Tell them reach sent aw I think with with all the progress that is made in certain parts of of the communion parts of the world there are still the people who are so afraid and so filled with hatred that they could say something to their child so I was ended up being a very long conversation listen to support this young person and get them to a place where they could be safe but what I what I said to that young person part of what I said they person which is which is what what we city so many out people that we hear from is that there may be people who don't accept you for being who you are and your father may be one of those people and there may be other other people like that in your family and community but I need you to know that there are many people in this world who will not only accept you for being who you are but will celebrate who you for being who you are and I want you to know that I am one of those people and I'm incredibly proud of you and when we say something like that we just often in here you know tears on the other end of the line because it is someone who their whole life has been afraid of rejection and then if they may have come out they may have felt and heard that rejection in the harshest way and to know that there are people in the world who see them for who they are and who accept them and celebrate celebrate them for being there. That's sort of messaging literally can save lives of people and so that is both what we do on our programs when people reach out to us to let young people know that we see them and that they're beautiful the way that they are and we also try to help people and educate people that they he can be that source of support for people in their lives. There's a really important statistic having just one supportive person in your life can reduce. LGBTQ not too young person's risk of suicide by thirty percent and I hope all your listeners know they can be that one person be that the person sending love and support to people in their life to people they come across and letting them know that they're an ally and supportive under their people will be there for them well. I also think it's important at you know if you're listening to us and you're sort of grappling with a conversation that maybe you haven't even thought of before before it's important to think of that privilege that you have never had to have someone say like. I accept in love you the way that you like you. Never were longing for that because you always had it and maybe there are people listening her like. Oh my gosh. I know exactly what you're talking talking about because I was this way because of this thing I have wished for that my entire life but if what we're talking about doesn't resonate nate with you that is a privilege the fact that you just got to grow up. You just got to be in relationship. You just got to do do all of these things and you never had to worry about what someone else with think of you for that or how they treat your they would speak to you is a privilege an in that privilege is a responsibility to show up for other people who don't have access the way that you do. We walked with two of of our best friends. We walked with them as they came out for the first time as they told everyone that they were in relationship as we watched the church community react to that and people who loved them and cared about them so well on you know last week and suddenly new something different about them now we're super hateful and we having and we can't possibly understand how hard painful that was for them but we certainly got a front row seat to just a little bit of how all of the sudden you were someone else all all of the sudden all the things that we love but you are best friend you are sister you were this and now I learned this one thing about you and it changed everything and and it's just is the opposite of the way that I want to live out this life and build this community. We were so dead set on the idea that everybody is welcome here and that there's beauty in doing life with people who are not like you and not and not doing life with people who are not like you so that you can change them but doing life with people who are not like you because it softens the edges of your heart and it changes your perception about what the world all this what's interesting even like in doing this episode there inevitably because there's enough people that listen there will be people who are frustrated or upset ah by the fact that we're having a conversation about supporting the Lgbtq community which by the way to is. It's bananas to me like this is a resource that is literally saving lives that like showing up for and loving neighbor is the tenant of why this organization exists and yet because of something that for whatever reason the way they were taught the way that they believe what they're there's a decision the idea that we might celebrate the saving of lives of people who identify in a certain way would give them pause for wanting to be supportive of it. It is primarily to me says you probably haven't been in community with anyone. Knowingly I mean you have been but you just don't realize you have been who's gay that would have had the opportunity because of their proximity to you to change the way that you think the stigma that taboo whatever that might be that gives you any reservation Asian for wanting to be supportive of somebody who's doing good work to try and prevent the loss of life makes me want to pull my hair out well and I. I hope people are listening who might be feeling that way. I think our message for them is there may be people who have different views about policies and things related to Lgbtq people and and I think we understand that that is the case what we hope that everyone everyone regardless of their religious background or political beliefs or how party they belong to is the idea that every life is important every life is worth saving and Lgbtq people do exist and we know that by supporting them and and sharing love an affirmation with them that we can help save lives and so. I think we've we've actually done at the Trevor Project. We've done work with religious groups and communities of faith who don't always agree with us on every topic. I mean some of the work we've been doing with many other partners in Utah particular rich I mentioned earlier your has a real crisis with suicide in that state the LDS Church the Mormon Church has has been doing a lot of work and actually been talking and supporting efforts to decrease LGBTQ youth suicide because they realized that LGBTQ people exist and and they wanna make sure that they can be safe even if they may disagree with certain people in our community about what laws and policies might be. We should all be people to come from a place. Hopefully love and save lives. Absolutely you're here. Do you feel heartened by like. Do you feel like there's a shift in and media or social that is more accepting and more loving and the reason I ask is not all social platforms. Obviously some of them are just an absolute dumpster fire but I recently got on Tick Tock Tick Tock. It's basically like for twelve year olds and I got on it so that I could create content that was specifically for middle schoolers and high schoolers and what I am so like I could cry him so oh blown away by the representation that I find and the acceptance that I find on that platform in particular and I think it's because it's mostly run by kids that it feels like future generations are going to be more accepting being in loving than certainly when I was growing up in the eighties. Do you feel like that too or am. I just getting served content that they know I wanNA see well. I think I think there has been the general arc over the past few decades has certainly been to more overall acceptance it didn't for Lgbtq people and and I think you're right that I believe that people are born inclined towards good and towards awards loving people and that there are forces that can impact that that that can generate more hate so I think that overall arc is is correct. it also is true that there have been moments in the past few years there have been very public events and very hateful rhetoric. Arik in public that have in some cases created backlashes towards love and acceptance and that often has actually impacted some of the most Volna rebel and least understood parts of the Lgbtq community in particular people who are transgender and non binary we saw at the Trevor Project the day after the presidential election in two thousand sixteen our call volume at Trevor Project More than doubled in a twenty four hour period of time from young young people who just felt alone and hearing so many people in public talking about taking away rights from Lgbtq people were. You're not sure if there was a place for them. In this world as I do believe that the overall arc of the moral uniform universe does bent toward justice but there are clearly been setbacks and some backsliding and I think that's why it's important for us to continue talking educating hitting pupil and really encouraging people to come from a place of of love and support and Karen so four listeners who here this. We have a lot lot a lot a lot. A lot of parents listen and they are. Let's say they're grappling with this conversation. Maybe for the first time and they're trying to think of how can they better parent the next generation to be accepting to be loving to have those conversations. I I would argue that my kids are more hip and wise to what's going on in the world than I am but if you're listening to this in your parent do you have any advice of maybe maybe you don't currently have anyone in your life who's Lgbtq but you want to make sure that you're raising a generation of people who accept everybody buddy. What does that look like in twenty nine hundred and beyond yeah. I think it's such an important thing for parents to be aware of because kids the kids listen they hear everything and there you know there may be an off off the cuff sort of remark that you make using a word that is a slur a word about. We're not like those people are something negative and young people pick that up if they're not in. LGBTQ percents they might pick that up and begin to think well if my parents think that then I'm not gonna be accepting of those types of people and if they aren't LGBTQ person even if you're not totally aware of it at that time they might remember that comment and it might be a reason that they are not comfortable talking about who they are with you. It might be a reason that they feel alone and might be reason that they're afraid that they'll be rejected by you and all those things can put that young person at much higher risk of negative mental health outcomes and including suicide so I urge parents to do is to really try to use inclusive inclusive and loving language as much as you can. you know to talk about people who are different than ill and how people are all people are different but all people aren't deserving of love and respect and making your per know that you love them no matter her would they love no matter who they end up being because I think it's those types of messages that have such a deep impact. You know one thing I mentioned. The beginning of the conversation is a lot of work we do around on ending conversion therapy we just had a study that came out that showed that two-thirds two thirds of LGBT to young people have had someone try to convince them to change their sexual orientation or gender identity and we found that young people who've undergone conversion therapy are more than twice as likely to attempt suicide as those who did not so the idea of trying going to change who who your child is who someone is the idea of telling someone you're not valid who are is not valid or or someone that we want to be associated with that literally leads people to to want to kill themselves that has an impact on their mental health and so so really just urging parents and everyone to be really really careful about your language and making sure it's as loving and inclusive as possible. I mean coming out of my experience with Disney. I ended up getting this tattoo on my arm. It says ally and it was a kind of a twofold prompt won on a reminder of the responsibility that comes with my privilege for having not had to think about whether I need to convince people to love me for who I am and how I was created gated but also I wanted to be a regular conversation starter with my four kids that I'm going to be an ally and advocate for them whether they decide to. I have a job that's out of the House or in the house whether they end up identifying as gay or straight whether they ended up doing frankly whatever because I'm a loved them and I want to make sure that they feel that love in part. I wanted to create an environment that would say please be comfortable to come and have a conversation with me. No matter what the thing is because as you can't come to me with something. That's GonNa make me decide that. I'm not going to be a supporter of you. I mean I certainly you could make choices in life that I'd have to have a conversation accountability wise with you but you're there's I can't I honestly I can't think of something that would be a non starter for conversation and part of being an ally. I in this context journey context is just making them feel comfortable enough to come and be honest about what they're feeling a lot of times the people who you find suicide as the option or there because they don't feel like they have someone they can go to and have an honest conversation. Yeah I think for when it comes to losing someone through suicide I always think of my dad always said about my brother like it was a it was a permanent a solution to a temporary problem like because everything that moment that you're feeling the emotions all of those things it is it is passing but if you have a gun that the decisions done like there is no coming back from that and so I think I think the idea that like I it's why I got on Tick Tock. It's wide create content that specifically for this age group. There is so much pain in in this and we all were there right. We were all in middle school. We all went through high school. It's awful it sucks for everybody but I think if you're listening to this and you are a parent era or you just care about the next generation and you don't understand the things that these kids are grappling with beyond like questioning their sexuality galaxy or trying to figure out who they are the pressure of grades the pressure of bullying or popularity or being the right size there. There's so much such pain in this age group. There's so much more access to information there on social now so not only a magnifying is everything and now you add in this thing and the judgment of family or friends or your community and you risk risk the like a permanent decision of what was this beautiful life. That didn't even get the chance to be what it was supposed to be so I think it's about being conversation with your kids. I think it's about being aware of what's going on your if you. I promise you your kids no more than you think that they do and this is. It's exactly what you said. It is an epidemic. It's it's a huge huge each problem. We you know because I remember when y'all you and Dave talked you. Were saying there are parts of the country where this is significantly more or of a problem than other parts is that or states where it's harder than others you know there are differences in an overall an overall rates of suicide and I mentioned Utah is a state where suicide is the number one reason that young people die it is also the case that this is a major major public health crisis in every single state in the country and I had something that well this can't be a problem problem in New York City or in San Francisco or in West Hollywood and turns out to be the case that there are that there are people in crisis everywhere and there are people who feel alone and rejected everywhere it is also the case that there are a lot of communities that you know there might be stereotypes that they are not not supportive places and in even the most places that are the most conservative that people might not expect there to be support their LGBTQ ubt people there and their parent families there that are just filled with love pride for their children for their neighbors and further church members for their community members and I think that's what we're trying to encourage. I just after that I was so moved. Both of you talking about things things you do that. Maybe you just sort of take for granted but Dave you know the the fact that you're such a visible ally that you know I heard about that from our our mutual friend Ricky Strauss used to the chair of the Trevor Project or if people people at Disney knew that you were an ally and I may be many of them. I'm came up and talk to you but I am very confident that there are people that you made a real difference in their ability to feel safe and comfortable out who they are that. Maybe never told you that maybe you never spoke to them but just knowing that there is someone who works with them. Someone who's successful that that that sort of messaging some of which his conscious and some of which is not those are the types of messages that have such a huge difference in making making people feel supported in loved uncomfortable being who they are and I just I just WanNa make sure that people listening don't underestimate the huge the difference that they can make small subtle things that you do in letting people know that you support them that your person that they can talk to if they're in crisis that supportive. LGBTQ people that literally could save someone's life and you may not know that that happened right away. You may find out about it years later but but don't underestimate the power that your words that love can have some good. Thank you Dang it. I feel firmed my goodness. which was the whole point of today's? Today's Colorado's Geez thank you. Can you give us. I mean obviously crisis is ongoing and there are so many people that you will help. But what do you have stats on how many calls you've taken. Do you have any way of capturing the magnitude of the impact that the Trevor Project has had over our time we we know how many people we have been in contact with across all our different programs rams and platforms. I mean over the years. It's it's millions and millions of people that have been impacted or touched in some way of our work we actually we don't know how many people how many lives ultimately were saved by what we've done we we we did an independent evaluation of our programs a few years ago and we're actually nervous about doing it because we never really measured how successful programs were in having impact on these independent pendant researchers found that ninety percent of the LGBTQ youth that we served on our crisis programs snot significant reduction in their suicidal I mean ninety percent is a really really high number of health intervention and they saw that that impact not just at the point of crisis but when searchers followed it up weeks later they continue to see that reduction in suicidal idealization so we we know that we know that the work that we do uh-huh saves lives every day and that's why we're so focused on continuing to grow and scale our programs so we can make sure that every Lgbtq a young person knows that they are not alone can always reach out to us for help if someone is listening and they wanNA get involved they. WanNa be helpful. Will you tell us in ways that we can do that too. There are a number of ways of people are listening and want to get involved. There's lots of information on our web site. WWW www dot the trevor project org you can find information there. If people want to volunteer we have different programs. You can volunteer if people want to donate you can find information on how to donate and help us expand the work that we're doing. If you're looking for resources information in that you can share in your community those are on our site as well and if you're a young person who's listening or someone who works works or is in contact with young people all our resources are there are toll free twenty four seven phone number is one tate six six four eight seven three eight six people can also text us by texting six seven eight six seven eight. I and there's lots more resources all of which people can find on our website again. It's www dot the trevor project dot org. We are so happy to have been enable to get you on this. Show talk about the life saving life changing work that you and this organization are doing it is I mean you you can have fifty jobs after this and I think you'll look back at the time that you've spent in this organization leading this organization and and be proud of the work that you have done. You're doing good work. Saving lives and we're grateful for you. Well thank you so much for for those kind words. Thank you for being such huge supporters of our work and thank you for bringing this important visibility to our work into the suicide prevention community beautiful `specially in September which is national suicide prevention awareness month right on. Thank you so much. Thank you for being here.
ICS/IMT: When You're Comfortable With Your Event, Don't Be
"Silence your cell phones Holdall sidebar conversations to a minimum and we'll get started with between the slides in three two one. Welcome to between the slides episode forty two. I'm your host Kevin Panel. This episode is titled When you're comfortable with event. Don't be what I mean by that. We've talked about contingency planning and episode forty complexes in episode thirty three in this one. We're GONNA go over. The Texas am engineering extension attention Peaks Course Sports and special events incident management and. I'm GONNA cover some of the main topics that they list on their website. I took this course course in two thousand and thirteen I actually had a thought for a different episode about Status Chicken recorders which I may focus on again if you were calls. It goes status. Sugar Recorder Resource Unit leader Planning Section chief on up the chain and thought you know what my examples in one using this as it is a special event in kind of a sport thing is a hot air balloon incident that I was involved in I happen to have taken this course the year before I was incident management team. I wasn't on the planning the team I was actually in one of the other balloons when an accident happened to fire on another balloon Not a great day and so we'll give some ideas with that. That is an example. Bit of a personal touch on this one As for sure you know it is impacted me in my life since then and my wife and other folks that were involved And just like this podcast with his episode. Want to help others. That are planning maybe the same kind of event or similar special events and things they consider And things that I've considered I've done special events and sporting so thank you very much for coming in. We'll go through the main bullets that are listed on the t kes site. So so it's it's t Kes Management M. G. T. four zero four. If you WANNA look it up on Google it you can get them to come to your locality a Lotta Times or you can go to wants free For those of you to take antiques courses. You'll understand that it's a it's a great opportunity. So the first of these is to identify event management stakeholders and partner relationships. They relate to sports and special events management. So we've talked about this. We talked about that in episode forty contingency plans as far whereas command coordinating with the event's sponsors. So there's number one right. The event sponsors if you're having a sporting event or special in particularly if it's a big name sporting event like a major league college or even high school the ones that have brands associated with them. Those event sponsors are going to be pretty intricately. La Involved and should be and that's using you know pretty typical same for a local festival local sport events like that The event organizers you. You know so who's actually coordinating event. Who's WHO's running the show's coordinating the planning WHO's putting together the press all the different elements of the incident command in systems management? As we know it but also some of maybe kind of the public sector civilian stuff Public Safety for sure right. If you're going to have a sport or special event they absolutely have to be involved and by that. I mean all of public safety. That should be there. Police Fire. EMS primarily Certainly won't one dispatch if you're going to have that incident communication education center or even if you're not gonNA have them onsite they need to know because as we talked about forty and we'll touch on again because again communicate. Indicate communicate communicate. You need to know that your lifeline through the radio to everyone else is involved in the near the plan. You don't just surprise them with. Hey here's what's going on because that's not fair and it's not very efficient local government so certainly if you have a big enough event whether it's a regular one a new one when you've had for years. Local government has interest rate. It brings in revenue There's a lot of people coming in and there's more traffic complaints from local folks because there's more traffic of it's a new prevent or you know whatever it is but make sure you reach out to local government if you're part of the incident management team or the the Special Events Special Sports Management Team If you're not official I mt your local or regional doing this and make sure they're involved make sure participants know About the event you know the the what ifs chiefs though you know. What if it's a great day where we're GONNA go? What's the flight pattern for the event of an of a balloon thing with a race he know how many laps all that kind of stuff usually participants has been that? Go to places unless it's something they haven't done before we'll have an idea. So I you know football baseball Nascar those kind of things Participants disappoints well now participants. They are being the drivers of the players. Those kind of things did they know what's GonNa Happen You know. Do they get briefed on safety issues or storms dorms or something like that or are they just going to be told when it happens Four symbolically balloon festivals. That I went to the participants are. Are you know the crews of the balloon the folks that are getting the rides on the balloon. Did they know what's going on what happens. What if That's a big thing to when are are they involved in the planning at all and we'll again we'll jump back into that when we get to some of the other stuff because they're good in this as well about talking about Haywood if you have an incident within the event In the local a public school is a public. Now what are the hours are going to be happening. And I was fortunate my Area A lot of folks a lot of big events. Did this so there there. There should not have been a lot of surprises. There's there's always folks that call Zad no idea. I'm just trying to get to and from work when there's been ads on the news for two weeks month or however long words of something that's been there for years but that's going to happen so there's probably more wouldn't mind more things from you all on between the slides dot com or the facebook page That'd be cool So the second bullet is to identify potential risks to sports and Special Events Development igations strategies that could lessen or or alleviate the impact of the risks right so a risk is something that we think could happen beforehand and this is You know also carries over to the project Muse world so you have risks that you think could happen and then if they do happen they become issues you have to manage whereas in this world special sports and special events what is a risk the this event. What is a risk that could happen? And then you know next phase will get into okay. Something happened than what so an example and again we we use the balloon because I'm intimately familiar with it from being a participant So what could happen. And you're not being a balloon expert or anything. What if they lose power so run out of gas in the tank You're losing power you'RE GONNA have to land somewhere. It's not the course you wanted to do. What are we going to do about that? How are we? We're GONNA find folks where we're GONNA go. What's the train look like in you know? Pilots study all that kind of south. The only pilot light thing I have is in my US sure I mayor system or drone license So we started some of that kind of stuff so thinking about you. Know what if you're losing power what are they contingencies in the in the balloon pilots. You know I think no. Oh some of that. They have the really backup tanks on that kind of stuff. What if you do have power lines strike? There's a fire then. What do you have time to Iraq those kind kind of things and and not just for the folks on the balloon but they should know right? So what if and and there may be zero you can do about it But you know what's the briefing safety briefing. What if there's a passive passenger medical emergencies or to someone has a heart attack? They get there. They're scared like chest pain right. Where are are you going to go? I don't think you're GONNA be able to fly the balloon right to the hospital. That would be something wouldn't it. But what are you GONNA do right. So that's another contains as you're eighty on the balloons. Is there any equipment on the balloons is that you know that unsafe. Because you've got gas electric right that's a whole a whole thing The pilots stranded CPR. You know what's going on there. So many variables medical emergency could be diabetes. What have you just have a hard landing? What if it's windy? You gotta get down you hit hard then then what folks can get hurt. I actually had lane hard after the accident happened in the power line collision happened during the festival that I was at the fire and so that we didn't track in the same direction we hardly ended so we hit the ground once bumped a little bit hit the ground Mcginn boom tipped over Skinned up knees shaking up. Obviously from one already happened with balloon fire and seeing what happened to the folks there and then we heartland so then. What's you know? Balloons come down in the trees trees. People get scraped up if it's on a flat surface if it's on a road You know just how do you how do you handle that. How do you mentally prepare for that High winds what. If you're way off course how are we going to get those folks back track. I'm that could lead to other things we've already talked about so you kind of get just. There's plenty more stuff that could happen. But what part of what should happen. Just like contingency planning is firing the risks so those are very linked You could almost kind of interchange those But again the risk is okay. Water water risks to this For the event itself. What's the risks that nobody shows up right and then you know we don't go near what? What are the risks for weather right? So what if it's cancelled one day and then we're going to have to change to the next weekend or the next day or whatever just think about their and you're gonNA have to work with other stakeholders we mentioned mentioned to decide. What do we do? If any of these pre event things happen like Like the weather or we don't have a lot of attendance or something like that. So Just things to consider in your risk bucket there. The third bullet is examined. The event planning process identify event planning considerations including looting the importance of event planning and developing implementing. An Event Action Plan. So if you've listened to this podcast before this is your first time if you go back act two episodes two through six cover the very basic incident command through the dash through your five kind of Bukit one week is management class We've definitely talked about ness and I believe there's a process. We can all use for special event planning the planning process right. So that's the all hazards a planning process. It should be used for every special event sporting event right absolutely should. It's it's the standard. Can there be variations off of it or to it. Yes GotTa hit those foundational four right. Every special event or incident Sporting event. Should you know be Ryan through objectives with org chart and everybody knows who the resources are coordinating were all communicating but got to follow the planning p. No one is to special buy patch badge or logo to participate in that. And if they are that's when you need to reach out to the high level folks and have them get in a room and Chitchat There should be no one in the dark when something bad happens. Or if it's perfectly great right. Everybody should know what's going on. Everybody should have a hand in the planning and have a sane in it makes a huge the difference in even when everything goes great. You can just see when you've done a good planning process and you get that good brief. Two levels from boots on the ground up to the the mayor of the city of the governor when you brief while it is impressive because it's effective but you can tell they're like ell. I'm buying this process because these folks are squared away and so that says a lot so when you get into your sports special event you know specific staff use the process and follow it while. Don't skip things. Don't just change the dates from last year this year And again everyone should be invited. That's pertinent And and I mean in that if they're going to have people on the ground they should be invited. The process Some kind of saying that I thought of this evening and someone else thought about. I don't think I've heard of before but it's similar to the and then what are always be thinking that you know and then what is if you're comfortable with your event don't be right so if you've done this for years and years. Yes yes you're probably familiar with where it is. And what's going on but but don't just do that. Every year review. The process dusted off freshen. It up you may see there's money saving resource-saving you're saving. You might see that you're short resources in money This may be your wheelhouse but you know what. Maybe there's different factors to the terrain or whatever's happening so don't don't be comfortable always always be thinking that and then what or just knowing okay. What have we missed? What can we do better Still enjoy it right. You know the event Key elements I think too that have been action. Plan for sure is Let's focus on the communication helmet because we'll go through the whole planning p but everyone should be briefed on the Sunday plan right so we've worked at good process together. Everyone's been invited involve prompted built bridges and closed loops in relationships. And all that kind of stuff. We're going to do this. Great obsolete we might do a private brief for VIP's whatever And here's what we're GONNA do when it's it's sunny and everything's going well and awesome. Also here's what we're GONNA do particularly for the folks working the event on the canoes ages you plans or you know what some bad happens or what if weather comes in. Or what if whatever whatever factor we need both everything's great and here's what we we do for decent areas. You don't have to break down every scenario unless you have in kind of a sit down meeting where you can do that if you're doing a stand up You know you could just speak to the contingency plans will switch this chain. We'll go from there if you don't WanNA stand up one but folks didn't know what that is and and have that available Does everyone have working communication for the area of operations of the Al.. That you're in right and so do we check before we send folks out on the hike or out in the balloons wants to know. Hey they all have the same radios and we can all huge other whether they go fifty miles away or one mile away. Do we have all their cell phone numbers so we can do that accountability ability or do they have our cell phone number so they can reach us back at command or the baser or whatever you WANNA call it the building that's in charge the housing the folks that are coordinating this In is their redundancy. So if I if I have radio we lose it. And they're like Brought my own radios. It's always good to issue hugh radios you know that work that are in the coverage area that you're working and two for sure have a roster of contacts for everyone That has gone out of walking team team that is going on a balloon crew that that you are sending out there that you can reach them. One hundred percent radio cell phones crews etc so so the fourth bullet is to identify the essential essential elements Of the steps involved nutrition from event operations to an incident right so at this point we've gone from Beautiful Day nice view from up here to oh man something really bad happening now. What and the hard thing is unless you have eyes on what's happening you can't really tell you can tell when a Nascar car flipped over on? Its on the fence. You can tell when you know lightning strikes somewhere in a football all game or whatever something like that but if you're not tracking or looking where everybody is and some of these things and particularly balloons again. Some of these festivals enormous out West. You know they're they're spread out for miles and they're going I was you know we were spread out over bit. So it's hard to see but you know we need to know kind of those folks so how we identify those. Remember that checklist. We talked about episode. Forty did you make one if you didn't make one can you on the fly. Think about the primary primary things that you need to do to respond to start working the problem right and so this is where again that that incident response piece really really comes in that. Hey we account do have accountability for our people doing over there were they participants. Are We know how to get them as anyone injured. How did we get medical to them? How do we move them to medical right right? You gotTa start working those kinds of things and check on everybody and you know. Does the team know their responses. pertinence their position so that goes back to that episode forty forty. We're talking about where if you're an operations you know what you're doing if you're planning to know what you're doing if you were in public or if you are a representative from the local government does. Does everybody know what to do. Or what suggested in able to meet up and work through the issue Some of the things you know. If you're an agency assigned vehicles there's fantastic solutions to be able to track those in most Now one centers of public safety access points piece APPS for localities track their vehicles already already via gps in those vehicles right. So you can already have a good idea of assets that you've sent public safety wise or other government wise or whatever you can track Or if not who's closest work and they go can they get is on it and start working problem that way with assets that you already have with. GPS trackers four were folks out doing a search for You know in this case again folks in balloon crews Do they have. GPS trackers. Can you look at a map. A Nice Map. Let's say like our jazz map or whatever product you use them and just look at all the balloons flying through the air and see where they are right. That's that's pretty awesome. Gps We asked trackers are pretty cheap that connection to those to put him in a system is relatively easy. You have numbers that are in the in the device you pull it in the system you pull out a big screen and you can track that stuff like a boss. That's pretty awesome and a highly recommended in with that. Do we have a resource unit. Set Up to do regular accountability. The checks so are we checking with the cruise. Every you know depending on flight time or out in the field time so. Let's say flight time. Are we checking backing every ten minutes. You know checking fifteen minutes. Is that intrusive. You know whatever the interval is but if it's if it's not a super long flight You know what are the intervals. We're going to put but in and make sure that we know everybody's good to go. We can see where they are. And even if it's if it's be a radio and the reporting latitude longitude and we just pump mark on the map. Somehow how we doing that. So we know last known reported locations this or real time which is optimal is we can just look the system. Which is pretty awesome? Can we talk to everybody. So that goes back again to the communications. And if we can't how are we going to make sure that we can Either by sending folks out to the area they are where the incident within the event happened. Or if they made emergency landing and so they're not effective figure that out So these are communication pathways. Talk that we really need to figure out. How are we going to account for the returning participants at attendees? So what services folks need after horrible things They need people to acknowledge they were in something and just give them a place to sit and know that people know that they're safe but before that they need to be contacted and this really goes back to again you. Can we talk to everyone in in for me. We couldn't get cell coverage we didn't have radios we weren't being tracked And and so after we did that hard landing. We're out there for good. Bit Forty minutes an hour and has it what happened Gobble rained don and so relied on the old cell phone from our our pilot and now optimal right so and we got back It was just me and my wife and we were dropped off and Pilot apologize what does fault for what had happened. And then we're by ourself rights. We walked in Super Freak out lawsuit. All sit with each other for a few minutes went to the bathroom walked like zombies to our car and drove home Got Checked on my family and I will tell you from personal personal experience if you're an emergency manager if you're an incident manager out there and your family assistance plan is lacking. It will be a pretty big disservice service to the people who will need it when you don't plan for it and it leaves a lasting impression in so the the kind of fervor and the passion that I have that accountability piece for tracking people for taking care of them is is. That's why it feels horrible and it's something that's pretty easily preventable And you know that doesn't make whatever complex incident anybody's involved in easy but that's why we put so much work in up front because it makes a huge difference so for him they systems plans. What I've seen are pretty pretty hot potato issue because not a lot of folks want complex blacks? You know what you can get a building and get people they can you know council that people talk to them and just give them a place to get a couple of water in a coffee fee or something That's a great start right. That's a great basic. Start all the you know there. There's huge family. Since Center plans from the Airlines misfortunate to get some training from them that he no they take her whole hotel's but that's a whole different scale an airline crash and You know all about the site visits John just tons of stuff in it remains hailing those kind of things You know and then so if we provide there's immediate services how are we going to follow up with them right to is is our local or state or whatever level your mental health services. Your crisis counseling. Your peer support is involved in. Are they tied in or or are we gonNA make sure that they follow up with folks. See how they're doing I am eternally grateful to my friends who did that for my wife. And I who set us up with on the locality we were at Interestingly enough I don't remember flip shared this before but the council. We talked to half the time told us about the things. He went through So it was very interesting To say the least but you know what sometimes you just need to talk somebody and I guess if you get fifty percent of the airtime that's good But it was our friends that hooked us up. It was our friends that checked on us. It was our friends that call to make sure we're okay and that was fantastic tacit and then it was. It was awesome. So I'll say if you can provide that without folks having to put the extra effort or or wonder man what's going on here It it will be invaluable and and it will make a huge difference fifth bullet for topics and the teeth management for four class which is sports and special event management management is identified the importance of recovery shoes after an incident and partnerships in event slash incident close out hot washes after Action Review Reporting Corrective Action Planning Implementation. So there's hot washes there's immediate. This just happened. Let's talk about it what what's going on. How are y'all doing because again? Not just the participants but the responders unders are affected anyone involved in the fact that the local folks that may have seen something you know what feedback are we getting. From those folks the after Action Review Slash Improvement Movin plan that H C per home security exercising evaluation. You know optimal thing is that we're going to have for the after action review portion and open and an honest discussion with ourselves and our peers and everyone was involved. In that stakeholder group we talked about at the first bullet and we are going to put that into improvement plan and actually do something about it and that's a huge deal We've talked about before and you all know and other folks have said this that it's hard to get objective feedback and there's ways to do it right you don't have to be a super straightforward emotionless. I'm GONNA dog pile on you person when you give it But sometimes you just need to give honest feedback. And there's there's you know good ways you you can deliver that and also you need to be able to receive that right. You need to be able to receive that. There's things we could have done better in when you've been part of a horrible herbal event or incident that's really hard to take in our. You've helped play in one or something baggers happen. That's that's super tough. have been on that end of it too and it's not great then improvement plan so okay we. We were opened. We talked about this. We did a review we covered as many bases. We could think of now. How are we going to make this better? You know how we GONNA go down the line with our corrective action planning. Who's going to track the progress of our training and exercises to shore up gaps? Who's going to Have US meet regularly. Because we didn't before this to make sure that everybody's on board all the stakeholders going for every event going forward That's the mindset that that should happen right. There should be changed management corrective action planning. It should be trying to make better. What wasn't good for what just happened or how we respond bonded or how we plan for this event and even if nothing goes wrong with the event you should still do a super solid after action improvement plan right? It's not all smiles. Thousands hugs imperfect every time even when no bad thing happens in the middle of it. There's things you can do better every single time you do in event whether it's you know three times a year ear once a year or five times a year thing there's always room for improvement and so yeah. We is is incident management and for anyone that's in project management listening we we need to just accept that and own it and be comfortable with. It's no big deal. The last bullet is to apply. Incident Management Planning and resource management techniques as they relate to an incident that occurs within a special event war in a sports venue with a multi agency multi discipline response on scenario. So when you read this on its own. If you're not an incident command we've used that are incident management. It sounds like wow. How do you do that? which again short go back to just this good planning the foundation of four things or just following the process right so the difference is you're not gonNA without your wall? Laminated planning peeing okay. Let's do this process if something happens right away. You'RE GONNA BE Accountability Right. We're going to get that and it's for everyone. It's not just my logo. My patch my badge at such. We've talked about that that or if it's a big sporting event It's not my team. It's everywhere we're gonNA find out that everyone's here you know I can't imagine the NFL and in Major League Baseball other big major league sports How do you account for the ticket? Holders you know 'cause depending on how they bought those taken do even know who they are whereas when you're at a race road race On foot or on a bike or something like that Or perhaps even the the blending you can know who's who right so who's wearing bib number. WHO's in balloon number? Who's riding bike number? So you can associate that and kind of track a little better so you can and you can see his On the course for events where they have chips you know. I've seen huge running races. Where these chips and we can actually see with the folks are it's it's pretty amazing by graces too? So That's kind of the pinnacle that that you know we should aspire to is. We're real time tracking our our our event support staff right to know where they are to be able to deploy them and make sure they are safe and then we're also for the participants now. The public is a whole nother. Bet Right or the attendees these that are being tracked. Resource Coordination thing where we're transitioning multi-ad so initial response. WHO'S GONNA go? How are we going to communicate that? What medical retreatment to any in that family says centerpiece right so You know especially the multi agency multi disciplined multi jurisdictional. Even right is is another factor actor. That's not on that bullet but certainly they talk about in the course is you'll get levels of government levels of authority depending on where it is vying for. Who wants to do water? Who doesn't and and so last thing? Communication right in every after action report communication Early planning for projects. Communication incidents events. Communication medication is huge. And the big buckets. And there's way more than this there's whole courses and all that is how we gonNA communicate internally as a team won when something happens and across multi agency multi disciplined team right because honestly this last bullet should be no big deal because we're already a multi agency multi disciplined team team. If we've planned while together so how are we going to communicate with each other that gets to that switching channels thing right to channel. Everybody stay on this when I moved to that one And then how are we gonna go to the public so we talked about contingency plans. How are we going to tell everybody where to go? How are we going to tell them where to meet their loved ones? How are we gonNA tell them? We're we're gonNA bring in all the folks in the balloons are all the folks that are on the bikes and there's lightning or how are we going to do that kind of stuff And so our messaging is huge well before the event but in this case particularly if something happens how do we get that immediate response. Do we have public information folks on site. Do we have him on. Standby part of the planning team Are there air to respond immediately. that's that's a huge factor. So that's all built bullets in this course Little over coming up on on half an hour. Hope if this was helpful summer done see with contingency planning episode four talk about And some of the other south but again I'm passionate about it 'cause from both planning events and then being part of incident within the event I've seen both sides I've been part of when at work while planning for it and and plan and for things were were bad stuff happened. Fortunately we've done some gaming but you know you can't stop everything and have been part of where there were some key elements from my perspective. That didn't happen. And it had a pretty big impact on how the rest of that that day went and so again when you come often with an event that you plan a lot that you're part of that you've been involved in or it's a new one when you're comfortable and you're like we got this. Don't be comfortable thinking and then what and and keep thinking that and enjoy it but just stay sharp keep that keep that edge That's why you're in a position to plan for a special. That's why incident response. That's why you're coordinating projects million dollar projects. Because you're always going to be thinking okay going well now. What but let's do that so again? TCM Management Four zero four. Check it out. It's a good course. it's a good augment if you're already on his management team and have some education training thank you all for listening I appreciate few bet. Comments folks that reach out downloads etc.. Really more importantly Atlanta's hope this helps. I really do. I hope it helps. Somebody have better day than I've had some times. I hope it helps the person that you
Steve Burns -- Buying & Selling Homes in an HGTV World
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You adding meaningful value in your next stage of life, the guests and show content. I bring to each week all address some unique aspect of learning leadership or legacy. This helps you raise your own game as a leader and business in light and also showcases some extraordinary people who exemplify living legacy leadership at least once a month. I also offer training session to skill you game changer thinking for your own application. So get your notebook ready or sharpen your memory by tuning in your tension. And we'll dive right in. In. Now. Our special guest today is one Stephen j burns who will be discussing buying and selling homes in H G T V world. Now, Steve burns has been a resident of Palm Beach county. That's in Florida since nineteen ninety two and his spent the last twenty four years in customer care and management and for various developers. He possesses a great understanding of the matinee components of the real estate industry an has very hands on protein in dealing with each and every transaction. So in Steve's Mino deal is ever the same nor any buyer or seller is hands on fluid approach has been the bedrock of his real estate business, which operates broker associated with the Mirsky realty group in Palm Beach, Florida. So welcome Steve. Thank you. Thank you for that kind introduction. And thank you for me to be part of your radio show today. I'm excited. Sure what little bit of internet. I have. I don't know. I think a lot of insight. Let me just pop this in as we get started in full disclosure. My house is currently on the market and Steve is the agent we have chosen to represent us to sell the house. So I'm going through the whole process that we're going to be a describing discussing today with Steve so Steve so you mentioned your background a long background in property development. And so on tells a little bit about how you made your way into residential real estate. The funny thing about it is they started out Healthcare's, I was a logistics manager for medical company. So I had to roughly two thousand patients that were that were really ill in. So I had the responsibility of taking care of all their needs. And I was a logistics manager. We had a respiratory fusion. So I just loved the idea of customer care. I love the idea of taking care of my my terminally ill patients in. So it transcended into I got into an opportunity to get into management and and run into properties for some developers locally in Palm Beach county and just kind of evolved into working more more hands on with with with hundreds of residents, and then it turned into a just a love for architecture and all components of management, and then it turned into real estate so just kinda volved and then in two thousand seventeen I completed project Jupiter y actually had to close the community and and remove the residents in. Find housing at that point in time. I said, you know, it's time for change. And I really love this real real estate game. I enjoy that. So many components of it. I enjoy being a part of something so intimate with a with a buyer or seller. You become part of the family. Honestly, if you do it, right? And it's just such a such a inviting fought to me to do that full time for a profession. I do believe it is a fulltime profession. I do believe as I've mentioned you pass. It's almost like a collie. It's weird. It's a weird thing. Because you're it's it's the mo-. It's the largest investment that most men or women will make in their lifetime. Couples into be part of that intimate experience to me is very flattering. It's very honoring. And I and I put a lot of I put a lot of stock in that. I take it very seriously. I know I know you're with us as well is that, you know, a house is a house perhaps to a buyer, but it's home to the. Seller. And yet the buyers are looking for a house, which can become a home. And I think you have that sense of that magic touch to find that balance as for people. So we're grateful for that. The funny thing about it is you are from the beginning stages. Whether you're representing a buyer or seller, if you're representing a buyer. You're listening to the family, you're negotiating with them. You're in the the initial phases of located the home budget and cetera et cetera et cetera. And so you're in the process of listening to them share their dreams amongst each other. And you're you're discussing the negotiations and then at the same time. We're figuring out where this couch is gonna go here, and we're gonna put this there. And so then you know, that home becomes a place where birthdays Christmas celebrations bar mitzvahs, and in, unfortunately, you know, we're funerals and things happening in in just so many components of life. Involved at home, and it becomes a part of your life. And I I am so honored in, you know, even a part of yours, you get the no the client. You get you get to really a for me friendship and a bond, and it's something that every transaction for me stays with me apart a part of me. That's nice. Well, and as does a bit of your blood, sweat and tears because unlike many agents, we've had the experience with over the years, you are a roll up your sleeves in geared on kind of a guy. So if you've noticed something that I neglected or something in the house based on feedback of business, you actually either may comment to us or just roll up your sleeves yourself, and you know, whether it's painting, a doorway or the laundry room or clearing stuff. You get an in do that. And that's all part of the process of getting the job done. So thank you for that. Absolutely. We we you know, I that that comes from my heritage with the management property management. I had a I actually had my own company. And so I had a staff, and no one ever does anything is was you you want it done. And so you're always on on a machine or on a building or doing something. And so I just that that that attitude is transcendent to real estate and provided me it's provided me with another perspective to the salary to the buyer as to what to look for with management. It's giving me inside and into into management and properties. So yeah, that's we we get it done the processes to eliminate to to hold your hand through that process that transition of selling your home or buying a home in as many as many avenues of assistance. I can provide I feel it. That's that is an asset for me. And for you the seller ensure share in a bit we'll get into the dynamics of that agent clock relationship whether there by his self. But I given we said that we're we're talking about buying and selling an H G T V world in HDTV is the is the network that has to do with home gardens. I guess that's what H g stands for. Right. I don't. So we're familiar with shows like fixer upper with the chip and Joanna Gaines property brothers with Jonathan Andrew and we've got each bargain-hunters flipper flop series and all kinds of others that, you know, a lot of us have become addicted to, but it also exposes a lot of under belly of the real estate. Market, for example, and give people in some cases, grandiose ideas that they can't afford or practical ideas that they never thought of before. So from your perspective. What what are you finding is the impact of people having access to these age the male shows on how how they approach either buying or selling a home. Find that the buyers like that I'm dealing with for example, your home that I'm listening. I find that the consumers are so much more educated today. I find that their knowledge they're they're there. And of course, it's because of the electron all the latronic means that we have at our at our leisure today with Zillow Trulia realtor dot com, I find the consumer so educated their knowledge just to stockpile of knowledge that they have when they come in view, my home. They've already seen it advertised on Emma last, and I'm going to have an open house, which I am a big believer in open houses provides maximum exposure to your home, but but they have so much out. They have so much knowledge when they enter the door, they know sometimes almost as much as I do about the property, and it's bizarre. But but in many in many cases, their information is either incorrect or it's outdated or it's exaggerated. Some of the some of the estimates on the value of the homes are are. Are are are inaccurate and some of the websites that people have at their leisure. And so you you are I'm finding myself. Well, it is kind of refreshing to have a consumer that educated and consent folks that are walking blindly into situations and in such a large investment in their home. It's also a little sometimes it's a little frustrating that that they're they do have wrong information. And so you're always at the same time as greeting them, you're educating them, and you're just kind of reminded him of that information sources limited on its knowledge and its how goes, and here's here's the real value. And here's where here's really where we're at with this process. So the TV and also gives an exaggerated ideas of what they expect when they're going to buy a home, you know. Gives them some like, you just said a grandiose idea of what they expect for their dollar. Sometimes it's really really exaggerated. It's not realistic. So, but the, you know, the educated consumer is here today, I believe very much. So so one of the things I think I've talked to you about this. When I watched the show, and I like them, and I like getting ideas, and so on some of which I've instituted my various home. But you know, there's the the move in ready home. And then there's the fixer upper, and then they said the the property in between where it's perfectly livable in. And I guess I'd put my house in that category. We are not brand spanking new. But everything works everything is it looks decent. Nothing is crappy or decrepit? It's just somebody else who comes in might want to put their own stamp on customization on. But it doesn't require ripping everything out in starting over unless they want to. And yet we find some of the people who show up will nit pick. About that, frankly are caused medic or whatever, you know, I guess is a seller. Sometimes I think will why should I bother painting XYZ when I know ado, bison paint the color they want. So how do you deal with both me as a seller? But also buyers in explaining this Allama. Every you have two sets of buyers in sometimes folks used the the used the perfection a property as a as a leverage point integrations, you know, really in like, I say to all my all my folks that I work with it only takes one buyer. You know, it only takes one. And so we're dealing with the law of averages and numbers and more exposure that we get the property on the market and in with advertising with with open houses on a very regular basis. The more exposure, you're gonna find that one person one. But you do have folks that are just had this is this idea that everything is going to be ripped out of this house, and I'm gonna I had a gentleman is mayor fact, it's funny that you say that I had a guy last week in one of my homes. He started the same thing with me. I'm gonna knock this while I'm going out of this up this to be done this driveways, ugly. Berkshire slipping and I just I carefully brought his attention. I see perhaps the idea really on all and and honestly this property. You may not be for you. I mean, you have to have I'm looking for a buyer. That's visionary. I'm looking for a buyer that can look beyond all the imperfections of a home because all the homes I saw last year around forty. No home is perfect. And I don't care what it looks like and how much money the the seller has invested in the property. It's never perfect, and they're gonna come in as you said they're gonna come in. And they're going to they're going to revamp. And they're going to knock this down. And they're gonna have this and move this around. So you're right. But you know, we we do still wanna make it presentable. We wanna provide pop and curb appeal we want to declutter, and we want to give them every opportunity to buy it. But there is no home this perfect so ideal when I get those folks want to knock everything down, and you know, this house isn't worth. Make the seller pay for it. When a reference rather than a need. We we had a transaction collapse. Last November when the buyer wanted the seller to supply her with a generator at closing. She wanted her to provide a a contribution at closing, and it turned out to be like twenty five thousand dollar contribution in the seller is like are you crazy about doing that? And the needless to say that deal went south. But the bottom line is as my job as a as an agent is to be diplomatic into be a dealmaker for both the seller in for the buyer, and to be very be very politically. Correct. And how I Kate it because I want to run everybody off mad, and I don't and I don't want people to to leave their hating the seller heating the house. I want the experience to be positive for them. So I always just try to educate, and, you know, you know, the tire kickers, you know, the ones that are just there to rip them the house. You know, your neighbor your nosy neighbors that are just there to see the house. I get those. You in the first few weeks of the open houses when a houses newly-listed you run through those. So the process though, is is really it's about educating the consumer it's about being transparent. It's it's about keeping the home as tight in clean and presentable as you can. Because you want pop you wanted to have the bullying you want to have the the you wanna get from the outside you wanna get them into. And so your home, by the way, is lovely. It's a mid century home. It's beautiful has beautiful molding beautiful character. It's it's a great home. So in many people, many people most people that say that say the exact thing so what I want. I think that was. Okay. Great. So so in in terms of clients working with you as agent, I mean, you mentioned earlier that there were buying agents and selling agents and bought some agents are both some are one or the other. So just clear up the distinction for the market. What's the difference between the two and then one of the best ways for people to work successfully with agent. How would you like people to work with you? When you need to do is sellers. What do you need people to to know our stand to be a good buyer with you as their agent. You know, as far as buyer seller Asia, you know, I both I am the I m e licensed real estate broker, so she hit. So I'm in the business mover state. So whether I'm representing you as a buyer or represent you as a seller, I'm going to work for you. I'm going to give you everything got. So there are people that say I only want to focus in working with buyers and their folks say, I only want listings, I feel like you limit yourself, both economically and opportunity wise, you mean, your sphere as an agent as a broker you're my limiting my opportunities and the business so the best way to deal with and I've done multiple deals where I've represented both sides. Now tricky because you have to be very diplomatic, you know, want the soda thing that you are you're leaning towards the buyer and giving them all the breaks. And you don't want the so vice I you don't want the buyer think that you were just trying to take care of the seller. It's it's a it's a very very delicate pathway to complete a transaction. But you know, we as generally speaking we are. Action brokers our job as agents, Florida. We have some special single agent representation. Our job is to complete the transaction. So I do represent you. And I wanna give you the best deal. I possibly can. But I'm transaction broker. And by completing the transaction I am, you know, getting you the the price that we feel is reasonable. I'm completing that transaction. So we there there are different types of agencies do agencies single agency type of deals where your work for one person. You you have their vested interest only in at heart. But we are most agents ninety percent of Laura eighty five ninety percent are transaction brokers to complete the process, but you know, in the best way to have to have your agent to choose your agent really is to be honest, and to be transparent and be loyal be loyal to them when you salvage relationship with an agent as a consumer go that he's working. Now, if he's if he is a deadbeat, obviously, you're not gonna continue the relationship, but if he's working hard, he's diligently seeking to find you what you're looking for in. Communicating with you openly. And honestly, and giving you everything has think than be loyal to him and communicate have an open line of communication. I would I would recommend strongly. There is no this is the very very competitive business. It's very dog eat dog, and I am very competitive person. So I don't have a problem with competition because I'll give you as my client one hundred ten percent if that's not satisfactory to you. Then I tied than it's beyond my troll. There's nothing I can do. So I don't worry about that. There's another deal down around the corner down the street, but it's a highly competitive industry. I think in each county I think they're twenty four thousand agents probably fourteen to twenty thousand of new one or two deals year. So very small percentage large numbers of transactions. Yearly I like to do a lot of transaction. That's where my where I'm driven and I have deals right now. I'm representing buyers. And I have several listens that I'm selling homes for him, so dealing openly. And honestly in in having a good liar. Education with your seller or your buyers is the key. And I loved as you as you can tell by now, I looked talk. So. Me me communicate with my clients never been a problem. But there's people that don't like to be bothered certain clients are really really busy, and they don't like bother them, send them text messages all the time. And then there's some that. I have client New York. She wants to every morning. What's up big? Where are we what's going on at the texture every morning? You know, everybody's different. Right. So just as we get closer to wrapping up here. What are the current marketing methods that are working best? I mean, what are you find in this area of is working best that that actually sells homes were? Yeah. I guess look at it from the perspective. So what what's going on that buyers sellers should be aware of and participating in? Standpoint, as you know, personally, I'm a big believer in open houses. I think maximum exposure of the property is me being there every weekend. And and a lot of ages do not would agree with me. But hey, we all have our own pathway to how we get to where we're going, and that's it's not for everybody. Your people think that open houses are passed thing of the past. Now when we put the when the house goes on the molest immediately, it's released to realtor dot com to truly to Zillow too. I mean, it's I think the P R AP told me around a hundred and forty different websites will pick that up and grab it then circulate it. So you have thousands in Palm Beach county from port St. Lucie Tamiami of thirty thousand agents see that information, and I'm a member of that board and a member of the Palm Beach the island the island. I'm a member of that board as well, which is about eleven hundred agents. So the exposure to the property is great, everyone CNN. So so that's good. You know, anyone because everybody has a smartphone and high pad, and again laptop so everybody's seen it. But I feel like from long longevity standpoint, I feel like the open house provides a very very open open door. You're here. You're getting by. Sick list passing by you're getting joggers joggers. I had a yesterday Sunday. I didn't open house and I had a lineman for the New York Giants. Stop into my open house. You crazy people you meet fund people, you meet grumpy people, but you're meeting people, and you expose in that home to a potential buyer, and you know, it only takes one. And so I feel like if I had a job at Home Depot or Lowe's, I would go to the show up there. And I would punch in just like I do when I'm working for you on Saturday or Sunday don't open houses, I am punching in and I'm there to make to to increase the likelihood of find any buyer. So I believe so marketing perspective, you're MLS fantastic. We do synopsis card. We do little showcase magazine's. We'll put the homes on that. That's minimally effective open houses several homes that I have sold in the last year have been through pronounces people riding by bicycle or jogging or just passing by and see my side. So I'm a big fan of that. And what about capturing particularly in the area where we live there a lot of international people. So how do you capture the international market either before they get here, which is our case for when we bought this house way back in two thousand five we from England. So how do you capture them either before they get here or when they get here? The agencies. That's really specialize in the international marketplace it they're getting all this data on the molest. And so that transcends. I mean, it it's the, you know, the we know the internet is is limitless. It's boundless, it's everywhere. So that would be the nationally that's the best and I have had international buyers from other countries that see my listings through various websites. So that you know, the last that we as an agency that is our like, our that is our that's our bread and butter really are machine for for an issue for situation of our product that we're removing. But so in both internationally and nationally that's I find it effective. But there are there are other agencies different agencies. Rob I do believe specializing international brokerages boutique brokerage do not cater to the international population. We cater to our national. But we do get we do. Get international clientele. I do have clients and. Other countries. Anyway, that answers question. Hopefully does. Yeah. So. Pretty much. I mean, those aside from the fact that that the using online to the molest and like you mentioned the hundred forty or so sites open houses, postcards, showcase magazines. And so on all, you know, that stuff agents have been doing for ages, maybe because they work. But have you thought is there anything new that could be done to get people to a house? I mean, what about staging like a well one thing you didn't mention I think is a broker open house. I think that's. Daytime property is recently listed on the molest we initiate which brokers open at that point. And that's something that we do. We don't just do it once, but it really when it's the property is new to the market will initiate brokers open. And that's where we invite all the brokers of all the various agencies, which, you know, their multitude of of agencies around where we live personally, Bobby county their thirty thousand agents from St. Lucie to Miami. I'm told twenty four thousand twenty four thousand seven hundred in the town, I on the Palm Beach eleven hundred membership members on the on that that website on that membership board. So you're dealing with thirty forty thousand agents, potentially. And the brokers open is a we send a blast out. And that we advertise prior days prior. And then we have like some snacks and some some beverages, and we'll have them calling for a couple of hours view the. Operti in they market, it they and they have a potential client whether internationally or locally they will. They may be potentially have exactly our buyer in place and many times this nothing, but just a just an opportunity to to market your home. It isn't always materialize. But sometimes it does. So we do that. And we don't just do it one time we'll do appear like I'm actually getting ready to do with your property again and not to disappear. Well, I mean, our time is has quickly gone by Steve. Thank you so much for a very rich an informative conversation. How can people get a hold of you at Mirsky, which is spelled M I R S K Y in Palm Beach, Florida. Steve burns, how do you want people to reach? You have an Email or. They can they can reach me via Email, which would be s j b realty one g mail dot com. Or they can always get me on my cell phone, which is always on my side, which is five six one six six two five five zero six and tastic while like you said I'm one hand it's a numbers game. And it only takes one. But I for one really appreciate your your dedication, your your hard work and showing up with verve and TLC. It really makes a difference sent I wish you all the best. And I thank you for being here. Thank you for lobbying to be part of the process that you that you've invited me to to participate in. I I'm grateful, and I always tell my always tell my clients. I am you don't understand how grateful I am. And how much I appreciate you allowing me to our this process because it's very intimate thing. It's just the numbers. It's it's your life. And I take her shirts. That's true. Well, thank you. 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What Businesses Really Need From Their Video Partner With Joshua Wethington of Broken Peanut Media
"It's time for the video marketing value podcast for dot com. This is the podcast will help marketers business owners, just like you get more value out of your video. Marketing efforts mining is Dane, golden and today, we have a special guest Joshua webbing tune of broken peanut media, welcome, Joshua. Hey, dave. Thanks so much for having me on the podcast back. Okay. So I asked you on today to talk about what businesses really need from their video partner because there are some things they don't need and some things that they think they need that they don't don't that they do not just confusing. It's all all around confusing for most businesses. Right. So this is something that you, do you help companies with that. And the thought it ask you a little bit about this that work for you. Now works for me. Let's do it. Okay. So when companies are working with video marketing agency, what do they usually think that they need most? So depending on the size of the company or the brand usually get one of two responses to this, or when they start talking to us, they either say, one, we want to create this thirty second commercial and bring in his big celebrity spokesperson, and we just gonna air it on after the late show. And it's gonna go viral on YouTube or they think, hey, we wanna make a really funny viral video that way we get a lot of customers. So it's either like this really big commercial or viral video is what they think will solve all their problems. When, in fact, most of the time, it's something completely besides that. Okay. So to repeat a thirty second commercial with the celebrity or a viral video with millions of us. Now these two things seem to have something in common, and that they both are sort of in the popular culture as things that work, right? They are everyone scene, a thirty second commercial with a athlete, or whoever and everyone's heard of this concept of a viral video. Exactly. So, you know, they're bringing in a little bit of traditional in a little bit of this new media, and all these brands just think, well for us to be successful on YouTube, or Facebook or Snapchat, or any other online platform, we have to go viral when the reality is even if a company does make a viral video that's really awesome for short term sales and getting large growth in a short period of time. But as far as a l-. Longterm strategy goes once that viral video stops getting advertising, and it's kind of had its heyday at sizzled out the company's stuck with the exact same problem. They had before they even made the video, and it's like nobody knows who we are. Nobody's engaging with us, and we're not growing our customer base. So what's the real solution to the problem? Right. And, and one of the key things I picked out. I'm not sure if our listeners did that you said, once the viral video stops getting advertising because no matter how funny video is these videos. Get lots of advertising. So they're quite expensive, potentially, right? Yes. The misconception is if a brand like Coca Cola or Nike or American Airlines makes viral video that it just went viral on its own merit now. That's not to say that a brand can't do that. But most. Of the viral videos that we think of, you know, like the Dollar Shave Club. Squatty potty, poop ary, all of these things had some form of advertising pushing it forward and doesn't mean that's not well done. It just means it's not just because people thought it was awesome. Exactly. So it's they're all incredibly well-crafted videos. They're funny. You know, you watch it, you laugh you wanna share it with your families, and friends, but how they I got their initial, you know, hundreds of millions of us is, there was definitely advertising distribution and influencers marketing, all behind them, which takes money from the brand, right? So these celebrity spokespeople viral videos. In the end those are huge budgets, correct? You know, the time we're looking at anywhere from five hundred thousand onwards, to kind of get this thing from pre-production to hiring influencers are actors doing the sets shooting, the creative doing all the AB testing, and then going and launching and doing the advertising, you know, some of these videos cost millions upon millions of dollars to create which may not be for, for everyone. What, what does the client really need the most? When they come to you that they don't realize. Yeah. Most brands don't have, you know, two and a half, three million dollars, just laying around to put into a video, but they do have some form of budget where they know they need to make steady social media content, and this is what they really need. They need a multi level strategy that. It involves kind of, you know, you and I are both YouTube guys. So we always go back to you tubes, own programming schedule of help, hub and hero content. And I like to use that. And I kind of modify it when I'm talking to brands and I basically say, you know, you're multilevel strategy needs to start out with help content. You know this how to, to to'real product amounts it, then you need to go into more of your product and service videos in bringing influence or marketing into the second level, because it's always better to have somebody else, be a spokesperson for your brand, than you just being your own brand, and talking about your how great your on product and services that works a little bit, but it's always better. What other people are talking about you, it than we go into this hero level of advertising, which can't be a share a video or we can incorporate some YouTube advertising, if the budget if we have the money in the budget for those kind of things, and it may or may not be the type of advertising. That people normally do. Yeah, you can be really effective on YouTube, and Facebook and Instagram. If you have this steady budget and by just, you know, promoting content by using keywords now for in stream ads. Or if you know you have a good media company, and you wanna take a shot at, you know, maybe making somewhat of a shares video in just free marketing that to your own Email list or past users pass visitors of your website or people that have previously viewed your YouTube channel if you've been creating content for while that can help spread it on a smaller scale. So when you first sign on with a client, what are some of the hurdles getting ramped up with them? At one of the biggest hurdles even today and two thousand nineteen is it amazes me how so many brands really don't understand who their audience is in where there. Audiences. I have brands that come to me, and they think their audience is on YouTube, when they're in manufacturing wholesale and actually Lincoln's a better platform for that. I have other companies that are selling to eighteen to twenty five year olds and their lifestyle brand. So YouTube is a good place for that. But sometimes we get better, traction on inch Instagram. So you just have to know who your audiences in what platform that audiences on because not everybody has to be on linked and not everybody has to be on YouTube. You know, you just have to meet your audience where they are, and give them the content that, that platform supports right? Exactly. And what else after that one of the biggest hurdles is just simply getting access to everything that I need, you know, a very good video marketing agencies gonna want access to your channel. We're going to be looking at your Google analytics. We need to look at your Atwood's or your Facebook pages, if we're doing advertising on there in an amazing. His me when I go and talk to the directors of social media or the directors of marketing, and I'm like, hey, I need access to this, and they're like, yeah, somebody set up the YouTube channel five years ago, and they left, so we just set up another YouTube channel. But nobody knows the password to it. So that's kind of one of those just clerical errors. But once we get access to everything we make sure that everything, set up and working. So as we start our process everything's communicating and we can report correctly were pretty much good to go. And then when he do you know once we figured out who were really speaking to what platforms, we need to focus in on, and what type of content we're going to create for those platforms, that's all the heavy lifting. And that's you know, coming from a traditional broadcast media standpoint, we kind of referred to all of that as pre-production. You know all the strategy oughta blending all this before the video all this before the video. This is like where the blood of the work happens. And it's also kind of the most frustrating for the client, and I understand that because we're putting all these men hours into this research in doing all this analysis, crunching all of this data, and we're giving them presentations, but they're like this, you know, your video marketing agency you're supposed to be creating videos and getting me millions of us and bringing in business, and, you know, if we don't do all of this stuff in the pre production phase all that stuff isn't going to happen. You know, further down the line. So once we get all of that, and the strategy outlined we go into production, and that's when the fun and the magic really starts to happen. 'cause we get start creating all this content that we've been talking about from a month up to three months, depending on how complicated of project it is. What's this? What's this guy talking about analytics for? I just wanna see the dog juggle with the monkey exactly. Just show me sneezing panda. Just put our brand at the end of the no click over to our website, right? Yeah. Not exactly. That's the kind of. Customer. I want the person who loves the sneezing bandit so Joshua when you're a brand or business, and you want to work with a video marketing agency. They sort of are all a blackbox, you don't know why one is better than another. I mean, you can see hey, they did an ad video. I like but how do I know if they're actually going to drive in business or be the type of company? I wanna work with. Yes. So some advice, I'd give to a brand that's looking for a potential video. Marketing partner is one I would just on an in general, I would say stay away from larger agencies. So if you know you go in search for digital agency or add advertising agency near me the guys that generally pop up, number one on Google stay away from them because they're doing the broadcast commercials they're doing billboards doing magazines. You know, print ads and stuff like that they all have a digital aspect of it, but they really understand that traditional media in the digital is just kind of like a byproduct of it, I would really search in start looking around on Facebook or on YouTube, or on Instagram for smaller boutique agencies that are creating great content on the platforms that you wanna be because they're leading by example. They're actually creating content that's working in bringing an audience towards that. So, so I just saying this because you're not a large agency. Or do you truly believe that some of these large agencies just don't get it or they're not nimble or they're too expensive? What is it? I think it's all of the above to be perfectly. Honest, large agencies are really expensive, because you're paying for the building all space all the account executives it amazes, me when I started. Working with larger brands and I would be on the opposite side of the table. And speaking to some of these account executives, you know, executives at these agencies, and they were kids fresh out of college that really didn't understand everything in these large pranzi, Mike. This is who you communicate with. They're like, yeah. These are the people that run the day to day thing. So my own biased opinion, is large agencies are just kind of dying and their business model is an agile enough for brands that need to grow on social media. Okay. But, but you still haven't really told me you told me not to look for you told me how to look. But how do I know who's better than another? So you can look for somebody that has experience in your industry, but all business alternately comes down to is, who do you click with who when you get on the phone, and you talk to them, who's the guy or the agency that is gonna give you all the details and they kind of have the vision of you. And I would look for a partner that has both the strategy in the creative, and the advertising side, all in one house, because typically the smaller companies that handle all of that, you know, that all of that's going to be in sync. So you're not talking to one person about your strategy, and then another company's doing the creative, and then third company just gets that creative. And they start running ads against it. You know, when that's all in sync and underneath one house. It's kind of that old philosophy one throat to choke. But it's all in Saint if they're doing it right. Okay. Yeah. That sounds that sounds good and a business found their agency in. They're happy to be working with someone like you. But what type of goals they set up how to how to they know? And how do they report back to their boss that they've done a good job? There's a variety of different goals. So sometimes in you have to kind of work with your customer, to figure out where they're at are they looking to build their audience, and just put content out there, get some, you know, brand awareness, build up brand loyalty by putting out more content such just more people know who they are. Are you trying to correlate the video content and go directly into sales or use this video content to start building up your sales funnel by collecting Email addresses doing product demos, getting people to sign up for a webinar, all of those are really good metrics to kind of measure, you know, like we've put out ten videos, kind of talking about this topic, and we've noticed a five x increase in people in our, webinars, or something like that. Or are we just trying to put out videos and go all the way to measuring ROI through product sales? You know, and is the video content meant to sell a product right away from our. Our website so we can just measure the traffic in how much product sales of Ghana based on the strategy were lamenting, excellent Joshua, and tell tell me Joshua Wellington, where are you located? And does that matter? When you're working with the client. So right now, my agencies based in Dallas, Texas, and I really don't think it matters where we're based out of right now. Typically, most of our clients are either in Los Angeles or New York. So we work remotely and just fly in do Skype calls and do our weekly phone calls in come in, you know, once a month once a quarter depending on the client's needs. And, you know, most people are pretty happy with that, as long as we're doing the work in we're getting the results that were promising, and we're getting paid for, you know, people really don't care where we're based out of and just to review. What are the some of the types of services? That a video marketing agency like yours would offer. So my agency in particular, we do a lot of YouTube consulting. So that's one on one consulting. With both YouTubers brands. We do content strategies and audits for both creators and brands depending on where they're at it than we also move into kind of the higher level of service. We were were either doing channel management kind of managing these social media channels. Optimizing, the content and actually doing content creation because we've been doing online video creation for over twelve years now. So you really really know how works excellent at it's called broken. Peanut media. Why do you why did you call it broken peanut media? So let's see two thousand nine so way back in the day or two thousand nine when I was creating my company, I basically didn't want anything to be. She wedding tin, video production or anything to do with my very long last name. So I came up with broken peanut media, just basically 'cause I wanted to be a little different. I mean, I was going to be online and peanut is actually my bro- my older. Brother's nickname. And I kind of named the company after him. And how can people find out more about you? You can go to our website, broken peanut media dot com, and check out all of our services, or you can find me pretty much anywhere on social media using the handle video, Joshua, physio, Joshua. Thank you, Joshua, wedding of broken peanut media, and people will be able to find this episode by searching for. Hey and Joshua wedding ten. That's. W. E. T. H. I. N. G. T. O N mine, aim is Dane, golden. And I wanna thank you. The listener for listening to us today. I do this podcast video marketing value podcast from hey dot com and the videos because I love helping marketers and business owners, just like you grow your customer community helpful. How? Because when you share your expertise in a way that helps your customers their large fetter or their jobs better. 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We'd love to see their hello and welcome to the complete everything everything a podcast about everything euro-zone. How're you doing this week. Tim tom i got hit with. I don't know what ah i had a fever by four no a sickness. That completely swept me off. My feet sounds romantic love with yeah. I had one hundred three fever. Isn't that what they only babies. Get that and you also bring him to the hospital. The was this a rectal temperature or temperature. Today didn't just used. I have <hes> a rectal thermometer now i don't. I have an aural thermometer. Yeah you can use this rectory too. I i did not know. I won't want one that i feel like as soon as we became adolescence and didn't need our temperature taken all that often yeah they have like the instant thermometer the ear one yeah or like the touch it to your head now right. I feel like i went to a doctor's office once and they put like we got a cotton pad on my head up to tape attached to the thing that made contact with the skin was a conflict. I just feel like they really made great. Advances is in thermometer technology one. I think we were just ahead of the rectal thermometer sue i think like before it wasn't too long ugh before us. It was like well. There's only one way to get the temperature. That's true to having it is true. I mean it doesn't make sense that it would be true. No 'cause like under your tongue in your but that's that's gotta be roughly the same ideally yeah real been really's going wrong so anyway tom. I'm i'm recovering. I'm not drinking. You're on your third beer since i got here your accounting and since i'm not drinking i'm really really good good at counting yeah well. These are all day. I as i can bring them all day. After day. Yeah third that you know oh of bakkies me refresh me relaxed says <hes> laid up for for two days to work or anything now wow i cancelled all of my points. I was gonna cancel this today. I'm glad he's busy man impossible marie schedule with me. I did this thing where i would fall. I slept all day. Which is why i wanted to talk about. Naps snaps week here on the complete guide everything and would wake up and my shirt would be soaked through with sweat now because i had such a high fever and that's the worst feeling isn't it yeah. I actually changed my undershirt this morning because i like the did all my morning stuff. You know what i had hot coffee this morning i too much too quickly took a nice hot shower and then you know put on like pants and an undershirt <hes> runaround gillmeister hot already all myself together and feeding the dog and everything and i go to put on my my overshirt mike this this shirts already damp. Did you dry off at shower. Though yeah try is is like i get the shower sweats real bad yeah. You should end your showers with the cold. I do but mike i'm too much of a coward cower to go like real cold lino but i like. I'm the same way i know you're a coward but i also a coward <hes> matching you could get to that. We're just fifteen seconds of turning hot all the way off now. Do it though i think so. Do i knew dishonest afraid. It's gonna make my heart yeah. I mean like in the shower. I'm a little afraid that like i'll faint from it or some yeah and that would be like. Why are you late. I think cheeses. Were you doing here you a healthy man thirties now. I didn't everyone sweaty so turn. It's ice cold weird the two softest telling people at work sick and the guy yeah probably because the change in the weather still it went from like kinda hot outside and it made my body freak out i yeah yeah i don't punch wusses. I've been trying to experiment with a not ice cold but improbably actually if i was out of the shower and i put put my hand in and felt it you know at room temperature bribe. You like still kinda warm when you're taking a hot shower and you switch. This feels freezing yet yeah. I've been trying to do that for like i mean. I want to say like a minute or two by ten fifteen because i'm thinking more four is a length more than like just super cold because i even just a super cold for like ten or fifteen seconds. I'm still gonna have a lot of heat inside ride my body and then even the cold is gonna make my body go. We got a heat up boys. We got a cold one on our hands. Turn on turn on the <hes> the internal furnaces but that wouldn't be that wouldn't be like hey start. Sweating is that deal with excess heat from the inside right but it gets gets me hot and then because here's the thing with the shower sweats at least for me. I don't have math. I and i always think like okay. Everything's great now. You know i brush my teeth. I get my shirt on everything. I get already and then like ten minutes later. It's like all the water's just like adam. It's not it's not waterton sueno. I think it is like water something. It's like a very humid. My body's humid got a human body <hes> <music>. I think you're taking lemme to questions or one question how long it's your daily shower not that long long nowadays i own listen to podcast in the shower like it used to you would listen to an entire pod entire pie gas by. I have a one of those ask shower speakers bluetooth shower speaker acoustics in a bathroom really great stinks. It makes everything loud. Yeah hate it because it makes it loud but like you can't distinguish words very well. That's true. I think also the shower speaker. I have like suction cups onto the tiles. I think like every every like bathroom in my building gets the tests. I'm listening thinks it vibrates through all. I'm afraid of what my neighbors know about my media consumption right. I'm always worried like whenever i'm mike watching something weird on tv and i hear like weird years somebody taking the garbage out. Sometimes i'll pause it like i don't want to like somebody just here like a few seconds of this as they're walking by one of the benefits of living in new york though is you're living on top hop of your neighbors but you rarely ever see them and you never interact with them no so my building has two elevators. It's an eight story building two elevators the poor elevator in a rich l. No just regular old elevators one's better than the other yeah i was waiting for and there's like an internal idea within the building that everybody you don't go in the elevator with another person essentially 'cause they're like pretty tiny elevators not small. They're normal normal for new york city elevator size but like if you're thinking like a hospital elevator keep on dreaming gurney actually yeah but ah seven gurneys in this place you don't censor to like if you're in the lobby and like somebody's buddies waiting for the elevator you go the other elevator and pressed the button. You don't be like i'll go in with you. Tom reynolds everybody. It's every ars it everybody when they see you. Tom reynolds no waiting for the elevator mel but so this happened yesterday were like <hes> <hes> <hes> somebody who's waiting for the elevator. I forget the order but basically both of us press a button and then like we both got off at the same floor on mike. Oh yes the guy that lives in that door i i didn't. I don't know him down recognize them. He knows a lot about you then. Sometimes i see my neighbor my next door neighbor a lot. She's like the only person who's like name. I know and on stuff. Do you ever talk to her. Not really could have been a nice meet cute now. Why why why. Why would i want to meet hugh the person living next door to me because it would be a nice story if it doesn't work out. It wouldn't be a nice story. It sound like the laziest man alive. What if it does work out. You knocked down the wall between the rental. Tim mccann knocked is huge apartment. No personally to you and your family camly. She didn't talk about this case somehow. She knows a lot more about me than i do about her and she no she came up on a dating app like a long time ago but like <hes> on a dating app on and i was like oh no it was like one of those you don't know about this. You know about dating ever then on dating. Have you been married for twenty three years now twenty year long happy to correct they were long happy years town all right well. I mean long in a good way but <hes> <hes> it was like the way those apps like sometimes if somebody likes you you'll they'll show up multiple times. You'll like give you a few chances and that's what happened with this person. I was like fuck like and it was. I forget which i legitimately forget which app it was but you you're showing me. The picture that you screen shouted ed from the right now which is weird now. You have another picture of her. Why do you have so many pictures of her. Don't but like you. Did you get that picture picture town. It was some app that told you like how close the person was and it was like less than fifty feet and almost like this is a hor-. I deleted the app the nightmare so yes. I think she's in love with me. Think most of my neighbors are in love with most people are in love with you like everybody a ah thank you. I've been working on this for a long time myself so i'm glad to hear somebody else saying that vindicates me so that look. I'm not going to be on my game. I think i might still have a fever. Sorry coming into your home. What tim i live in a very confined space. You can i don't think i do. I took advil just in case ok. Well yeah that stops things from being a what's the word contagious have another beer. Maybe maybe alcohol will stave off the germs yeah tim. I'm just trying to make sure we're both working at the same a mental level <hes> tim before we get any further i'd like to <hes> i have a correction and an apology. I'd like to issue from last week's servicer last week. I said that in ancient rome varma tori was where people went to vomit it now at the time i had no idea we had so many professional archaeologists that listen to this show and thankfully geologist's then thankfully took the time to reach out to me publicly privately through any channel available to that to tell me that i was wrong. You know what i'm glad that for once people didn't include me correct correct me personally on something that you insisted on <hes> and and this happened often you'll insist on something you know the skeptical or i don't know if that's true earlier with bruce banner yeah you'll be so condescending to me <hes> <hes> tom reynolds condescending man who is usually wrong <hes> yeah before i said what was the incredible hulk name on the t._v. Show yeah david banner really know bruce banner. Nah i think it's david banner bruce banner bruce banner bruce banner. You mean such a dick back like hey. I'm the comic books. The comic book sky is now me tim dance banner yeah and then you you said we're both right away revolt right but yeah so i'd like to formally apologize. Thank you to everybody that literally literally every message me about this. Oh there's somebody pointed out. I think on our read it that they said it's alice huxley's fault why hi that's like mistranslated as like a popular misconception i remember huxley sucks in s._n._l. Sketch where they were throwing up auditory and that's where my frame of right that's where i love this huxley history. I'm sorry i said he sucks he doesn't i didn't enjoy the turns that brave new world took that doesn't mean the man was an excellent writer right while he's dead presumably right yeah. He's entered a brave new world of his own heaven all right tim enough apologizing. I refuse to be censored. Can't believe you apologize any longer well and <hes> just because you were called out online. It's like an onion tom. It'll never end yeah you're right. Don't apologize i stand by. Hey uh <hes> anyone who corrected me win. Did you go to ancient rome. Did you know what happened inventory. Yes did you know were you there. Did did you see with your own two eyes. That's very interesting because i like to hear more if you were actually there. I'd like to see the time machine that you took or if you're you know a thousands of years old that would also be of interest to me oh and if you can definitively prove that nobody ever vomited in a vomit aurium. I'd like to see that evidence that you have thrown up all the time back in the old days. Everything was expired and they one person ever vomited in a mature yeah. I would like to invite any me listener to come debate me. Change my mind tim this week. We're talking about you. Not thinking what podcasters we're kinda like the philosophers of our time in people are offended by the by the truths we tell them yeah socrates and say i don't know socrates. Not that might be wrong now. They were like thanks so much. Thanks so much for towns about that. Socrates is guess what it's like in the old old times and it's boring as hell and just listening to old man talk about his ideas by far the most interesting thing. Go puke and vomit unless there's like nobody else like <hes> you know a show today. We're in a like a lion's gonna rip amana part all right doubling down on things. You're clearly wrong. Check timur talking about naps this week. Naps hopefully the you're not taking one while listening to this. I don't care if you are not. I've been listening to podcasts when i wake up in the morning. Yeah i now has an alarm. No i wake up like two hours before my alarm like listen is not hours of podcasts. I wake up at like four thirty and four thirty. What the hell's wrong with you. I don't know i'm a deviant the losing my mind i wake up at four thirty and to say i'll never get back to sleep. Put on a podcast in the three minutes. I'm asleep then. It always goes outta. My cue and i can't find it later. Here's my suggestion because this is something. I thought about recently a two phones. No a lot of podcast apps have sleep timers yeah because is <hes> to set it because i've been thinking about <hes> listening to audio books at night and that was one of my concerns. I'm like i'm. I'm gonna fall asleep. I'm going to you know wake up and scattered if played the whole damn book not gonna know where i left off timer. Here's my problem with that. You said it for a a half hour right yeah and if you fall asleep in ten minutes. You don't know that it's been ten minutes so you had to go back. We wake up and like find to your place in it or the most stressful thing is when you're doing it to lake lowell you back to sleep yeah and then they try as you're falling ling asleep. The murderer merges no the the thing the timer and the sleep timer and it turns out and then you're just like oh now i was so close but now i had to start and then you had to get up and restart it and that there should be a an option of like instead of stopping the thing completely completely like start playing like jaber shafter words or start playing smartening things in your head yeah vocabulary abiola builders right. There are podcasts that are just meant to go to sleep. Do you know those hands before anybody tax. Before anybody sends just a message saying yeah like your podcast. Hey can cram it yeah but also if we help you fall asleep. You're welcome yeah. It's stressful times. If you need something to take your mind kind of of the of the hell on earth which we live and the monster that lives under your bed one more thing. Tom sam habit this for an app. You know these these apps that you say about this for an up and tell me about inap- that already exists this. Is this poster pictures. This is a i forget what the app is called. I think i think i apple ripped it off in college like bedtime or something yeah. This is bedtime for podcasts but you know those assets. You put the podcast of the bed you you put you put your phone on your bed and it like sleep cycle. It tells you when you're asleep when you're awake in writing based on like the movement john this should be a feature in a podcast app as soon as it senses. You're asleep matt when it turns off yeah that way a you're not missing anything there. There's gotta be something that does that already. I don't know maybe we should be the first idea had insurance not just by one app and stack the other one on top of it. That's on how making apps for your stacks put the health. I've never heard of stack. Oh development yea. Oh that's what that means is stacking one app on the other. Get double the functionality. It's ridiculous that instagram. It was such a big idea. It was just place a post pictures. They had the filter so that was the fan dan the beginning. Nobody uses filter 'cause the phone's got much better the cameras at least the phone's ta the phones to the making some phone calls lately. They crystal clear good job. Well done. Thank you need to think your carriers well. I sent the letter all right now. Snaps tim pro or anti map. I am pro nap in that. I i wish i could achieve the lifestyle in which i could take a nap without feeling like an asshole so like a <hes> like a a like a per person in mexico that owns like a storefront and they take a siesta and it's part of the culture and it's like nobody. It feels like an asshole because everybody does it. Yeah sure see you need to move somewhere where there's a napping culture spain like a lot of of europe a lot of asia a lot of south america. The u._s. is somewhat unique not completely but somewhat unique in that naps frowned upon their soon as a lazy thing to do whereas everybody else not everybody else but alive other places in the world. They're like not great like i mean i only know oh internationally about like siesta and the idea basically being well. It's very hot in the afternoon in a lot of places in mexico. You've just had a big meal. You've had a nice big launch. Everybody need big lunches time. Everybody's gonna take five not five like an hour or whatever whatever and there's gonna take a nap and it's fine. Everybody does at the same time so nobody's days the stopped it. Are you sure that it's in mexico that they take the e._s._e.'s yeah. He shares not speen. Look them yeah doctor bruce banner the besides being one of the leading gamma scientists in the world. There's also one of the leading sleep scientists. I think it's spain. I think it's mexico it might be spain. Yeah i think it spain but they do a lot of tim. What language they speak in mexico spanish town. I think aligning fiestas oh i could go for one of close to get all your cultural knowledge from looney tunes curfews and like <hes> whatever a special taco bell has going on whatever new <hes> span. That's where i get a lot of spanish vocabulary introduced to me. The siesta have it has has been associated with a thirty seven percent reduction in coronary mortality yeah so i was reading a lot about the health stuff behind it <hes> and apparently after so yeah like when you're younger taking naps seems good for you. <hes> healthwise however as you start to get older wanting to take naps a lot apparently they've identified as a a precursor for alzheimer's oh really yeah and then when you get like seventy and above if you take naps allot your mortality arrate doubles really yeah but i think that might just be because it's like you're given the grim reaper more chances to get your freddie krueger. The freddie krueger goes after kids. He isn't gonna people well. Times are tough. Times are tough. These kids nowadays are on their phone all the time. Timeframe kruger doesn't have a chance. You think some eighty one year old it'd be like love. Freddy krueger's trying to get me. They wouldn't even know who that is. No they probably be like oh. It's freddie from the boat club. Oh they know him yeah well because like he's all burned up. He looks old yeah so they would think like oh the club not of course you've already words like that dumb hat and a sweater dresses like an old man yeah. I don't know i think the number one if an old person was like a man is after me in my dreams they'd be like grandma yeah the the scary man looks like the boy from your boat club. It's coming to kill you in your dreams. We know you got bird at the plo club you say yeah i think at like once once you're past a certain age don't go to sleep ever ever is as much as you can avoid. Now's never sleeps illinois why his sleep is the cousin of death yeah. He didn't come up with that. What nods didn't come up with that saying hey did. We didn't get a in a song. I know but did you check the footnotes of the song no if he attributed attributed to some young genius dot com and father people have said sleep is a cousin of death but did they say they never sleep because sleep is the cousin of death. Maybe not that but i mean that's the logical next step. If sleep is the cousin of death and that makes me feel less afraid about dying right right yeah sleep and feels pretty good agreed so maybe death is just the best sleep ever says says here tom we need. We need an intern on this show. I think yeah or research assistant house was the first rapper say okay but <hes> this guy on yahoo. Answers believes the first person was <hes> an old english poet charles sackville. I was gonna say socrates know you hate everything he had to say. Now i like i only like him because bill and ted's excellent adventure though in fairness the best job will be is that the entire time they just call them so yeah and like as a kid. You don't get that like i think they wouldn't let them have that dumb. Joke the entire runtime they'd be like no but people need to ask after the first time like have somebody correct then he own have bill and ted's dumb but no they don't do that. They don't go for the easy z. One yeah it's it's also a congolese proverb. That sleep is a cousin of death. How how old going how far back does it say. That's a good question. I don't know so so who knows now. Maybe not as did come up with it disputed. He came up with it and then it became a congolese province. I think just it's a lot of people don't know where it came from said poet the congo rappers who were the poets of arjun asian shen tim during the break <hes> you just sit additional research which yeah now himself <hes> recognizes that it was a saying from before he was born yeah. That's an african proverb. Yeah got it from genius genius dot com. Wow that's a great site. <hes> yeah other use be rap genius. They've expanded. They've brought in their horizons. They're still great for learning what rap lyrics are about. They never lost their. What else do they do. Meaning like what at at what what did they expand to beyond lyrics no just all well number one all types of lyrics from all genres rap but that's that's like the best for me like wow like rock lyrics. There's not that many but sometimes it's like. I love it's like yeah. It was she who is her right like <hes> worst times as the singer's mom. You're so vain mia right. Hey who's that song about you head over to beatty or in that very same song this this came up. I looked up that song recently because actually my wife i wanted to know women's the clouds in my coffee line. Was i mean from what song you're so vain. Oh there they were clouds in my coffee milk in there right rama's dream about that. That's pretty boring. Keep davos song yeah but then they linked to. They annotated it with her explaining that lyric in an interview. I don't remember what it was dumb lyric but kudos kudos to you genius and then they tried to do a thing where you could apply their genius technology to articles and stuff that would basically footnote articles and they tried to do it. I think in the debates in twenty vaguely remember one of those things where it's like. We have a good idea that works for one thing. Let's make it everywhere where all the time and then it really is like no. I don't think we want this. <hes> i resent. I've been reading a lot of like bad articles lately on the toilet. <hes> i've been reading a lot of breitbart tournament. No i've been reading a lot of like. I guess i've been trying to not be on twitter as much anymore twitter. She's bad right yeah. No i think we all need to just like dunk on this one new york times columnist for twenty four hours straight. I if i pat him on the street i wouldn't recognize him in a million years trying to kill himself. The guy's a jerk from what i read from what took me like twenty minutes even figure out what that's the problem with twitter to to say it. I'm not afraid that like anytime on i stay away from twitter for awhile then i go back on like i have no idea what the hell anyone's talking about now. I gotta go figure out what they're talking about and inevitably once. I figured i'm going to be like wow. This is stupid. I hate this y. Did i spend time looking this up. I better not stay up twitter this long again i also i'll be out of the loop. Seven reading like i've been looking at the apple news app <hes> that does brings in a bunch of articles and like inevitably the worst thing you can do some the thing that randomly magazine news trying to poop you know i'm just trying to pass the time read a book. I'm gonna bring a book into the bathroom s. discussing with i drop it in the toilet. Do you drop your phone in the toilet. Gotta waterproof phone so you're upset that the book look would be unreadable right unless it's laminated yeah. We'll just laminate your books for crying can laminate my own books and i do thank you very much but the one from the library don't come laminated. We'll do a public service in laminate the books from the library why i favour favor. I <hes> laminated this. I don't know how they would react. I went to the library the other day. They have a phone chargers there now you you see this <hes>. It's a dangerous precedent. It's like like attract teens. No because here's the thing it's like one of those lockers z. Swab your library card and opens up a little thing. You put your phone in there. It's like a bed for your phone asleep. In c- can't use your phone while this is happening but your phone safe and sound safe and sound while leton asleep took a mike earn up what what was oh. I read this article. I'll finish it and then we can talk about napping. I was like oh these famous couples you. You didn't know where couples fucking warren beatty and annette benning out of your mind if you know who either these people are you're today you know that they're married to each other. Did you talk about this article last week on the show and you're upset that curl mid did yes same article but now warren beatty came out so i wanna talk about it again. Okay you. You wouldn't believe the couples there were some of the most famous couples going to save article targeting adding probably sixty plus three young people. That was the most frustrating part young people don't know who a net fanning gas what i'm saying hangzhou's in captain marvel though okay but i'm saying that like that seemed to be the target audience where it was like you know a net banning or you know warren beatty but but i bet you're too young to know that they're married to each other. I mean when did they get married. They got married like thirty years ago. Twenty years ago he was having yeah they they were married. During dick tracy no he was having trysts with m- with madonna high issue shortly after history with breathless dick tracy what a great movie dick tracy was then. I gotta watch that movie. I bet that movies nuts. What's i bet it sucks. It's real boring you ever see that a c._n._n. Special that warren beatty did aim character as dick tracy. You just keep the rights to dick tracy no and c._n._n. Stop doing stuff like that. I don't know if it was c._n._n. But i feel like it was like a news organization and warren beatty was playing dick tracy and it was like a non fiction show but he was wearing in the trenchcoat and everything being dick tracy and it was apparently a rights thing where it was the the rights would revert back if warren beatty didn't make a live action dick tracy x. year so he did like this weird tv special replayed dick tracy. I see so it's cannon <hes> he was he directed and starred in dick tracy in nineteen ninety yeah he and annette benning wed in nineteen ninety two okay. He hasn't been in a lot of movies in the last thirty years old now. He's eighty eighty two yeah but when was in that dick tracy thing nine hundred ninety no no special. I don't know well. You see not been ally things. There's there's got to be not very many listings in there. You should be able to find it the dick tracy tv special two thousand eight. Oh yeah yeah yeah so. It's like i mean. I guess that's not super recent but it's like almost twenty years after the movie since dick tracy he's bugsy then three years later love affair right and then four years later than three years later town and country <hes> and then fifteen years later rules. Don't apply and then that's it. He's enjoying retirement sure annette benning still out there. We're working hard yeah. She's become the breadwinner and she's probably been the bread breadwinner the whole time tim you're underestimating those dick tracy royalties coming. He gets a cut on every comic strip in the newspaper. Wow he gets a cut on on every watched telephone. That gets sold your remember. When i was such a crazy thing in like my watch can do that now and i would never dream in a million years ago phone call on my watch but it was an insane technology that back then in the frigging nineteen thirties yeah and having a yellow jacket yeah right that's audacious we don't have the die is available to make fabric that color who everybody would wear hats again. You know there's a lot of things. I wish everybody was more into just so i wouldn't look like an asshole. Hats are probably up there like you can't wear a fedora because only people that wear for doors are jerk offs right yeah yeah exactly i want more people out there ride and segues and scooters to get to the breaking point where i can do with alec and like a jerk 'cause i would love to have like a motorized scooter but like i don't want to be tom the motorized scooter guy. What if you break your hip or something no. I'm not saying like a rascal scooter. I'm saying like one of the stand up scooters. I've never been on one. I want to be on one really yeah. I still haven't been on a segway. I wanted to be on a segway tapers. I saw a guy riding. One of the new segues the other day down the street. I was so jealous in new york yeah. Did you make a citizen's arrest. Oh you're allowed to override them now. They changed the laws. Thankfully you would think that they'd be everywhere. They're starting to. They're getting there yeah the new ones i don't believe in the weirdest bubble the new ones don't go the new ones look like the the hover boards. It's like that style like it doesn't go all the way up but it has like a bar that goes up to the knees kind of so you need like more balance no. I don't know why it's got the thing going up to the knees do more research. Please researching ma'am by one maybe to embarrassed to drive around. I'll just ride ended up in town my small hallway here in my apartment tim o. What was the other thing. I'm looking forward to becoming bigger no name you might just been those two big johnson t shirts. Those are as big as they get. Here's one and this goes with naps nap pods. Okay like you remember like ten years ago. Maybe you start hearing about like you know this new company google where you search for things they i have not pods in their offices. I wish that caught on more. I wish more places had nap pods. That sounds great. Yeah i think they would become abused abused. People would have sex in them now. I think people too much time in the napa is for nap innocuously people would people would eat in the napa. Uh no no eating in the in the nap pods at work and just dick around on their phones. I don't think so so that the idea these na- pods was basically like a reclining chair almost like a dentist share. I'm gonna say it's more like attentive share the drills and everything attached of course <hes> and and then just light that goes in your face no in lieu of that light he would have a big dome that would go over you <hes> and that would black everything out and make everything in quiet and he could just laying there and take a goddamn nap just a break from the world and this was like a wacky thing that google and and some other startups had and i was excited thinking trend yeah. They're these nap. Pods are going to be everywhere. Won't that be great but that never really happened. I wasn't a mall in las vegas and they had it wasn't a nap pod. It was very strange. It was like a little nap room room but it was a free standing thing looked almost like a <hes> like a photo booth but bigger and it was just like a room from that you could dislike rent for our no like twenty minutes at time and you could just go in that room and take a nap very calling it. A room is generous every single coffin e like a tall car. They get the dave navarro experience like a coffin. You could walk in coffin. You can walk in that was the name of it but i would have liked to have called on moore in my problem. How do you get people out of that. I think the the lights turn on brighton and here's what happens to me whenever i take no. Here's i don't want to wake up from this dang nap. We'll we'll get to that. Leap in for christ's sakes lee alone. I think you swipe your credit card in this thing so i think it's like hey you wanna stay here. We're charging by the man second like in nine seven six number. I don't trust myself to call nine seven six number. Just gonna stay on the line and i don't trust myself to get getting one of those nap pods 'cause i know i won't get up so many times. I've tried to take naps and it's been like okay. It's four p._m. <hes> uh-huh i'm going to wake up at four thirty on the dot. Yeah i'm hittin snooze until from like eight thirty yeah yeah and then it's eight thirty. What am i gonna do can't salvage the day now. Watch t._v. And watch cheers and fall back asleep right or you're gonna watch last years until like three in the morning. You can't fall asleep. That's my big beef with nap stem. Look i love a nap but you need to get out of a nap somehow so the idea so are you familiar with the phrase power naps a power nap aka a stage two nap is essentially a less than twenty minute minute nap because they say after twenty minutes you get the slow wave slow wave sleep slow wave sleep deepak like your brain changes which is like the best part of sleep right. It's i think that's like the rams sleep like the deep sleep sleep. That makes you feel really good. The reason why we all like sleeping well and like the sleep that you need so if you use like a sleep tracker of any kind worth its salt fault. It's gonna it's gonna be a new app. Then stacks podcast app on top of the sleep cycles right. If you've got an al call that sleep pod just like what you want. I thought you i thought you were gonna say sleep. Stack sleeps expert good but then you don't know that it has a podcast. Oh yeah but what if somebody downloads and things like i press a button and a sleep pod odd pops out. Well guess what you've already down downloaded the app and twelve dollars twelve dollars precis tim. I don't know i'm i'm in here valuable service plus. We're trying to trick people who think it's something else right people who think twelve dollars for asleep. That's a bargain yeah. You're about the they keep sneaking into the app store there these ads i mean it's kind of a brilliant scam where they for like iphone setup touch i._d. Home button that they say like oh. This is a <hes> a heart rate monitor and we're a dim the display put your finger on the button and we're gonna take your heart rate will they dimmed the display and then pop up like a like a sign up for one hundred dollars dollars a month thing pressed i._t. To approve and then your thumbs or like close your eyes while this is happening to like get the most accurate heart rate pretty genius. I mean evil real shitty but anyway <hes> <hes>. That's what you like. Tom no tim i just respect a good scam. That's all aw yes so less than twenty. Minutes is what you're supposed to do for an optimal nap. Also i feel like the the the nomenclature when we changed from to power nap from the name before this which which was a cat uh-huh. That's the same thing as a cat nap yeah but people you know you and your executives in boardrooms and i had to go take a cat nap before this <hes> before the big presentation sounds like you're not serious. Take me or the executive the executive now you'd be the laughingstock. They say i'm going to go take power nap power nap now. That's that projects. Excuse me power yeah do you. Are you familiar with caffeine naps yet. That's like a newer thing thing to do like a shot or two of espresso and then take a nap or drinking coffee but like intake some caffeine flick fairly quickly weekly yeah because they say it takes about twenty to thirty minutes for the caffeine to hit your system. That doesn't seem right with me right. It seems he's like the caffeine sweating. Almost immediately seems like the first sip of coffee. I feel like <hes> jim carey in the mess when when he puts at mascot is like jim carey in the mass grave put that mask on civic coffee and i go somebody stop me m._i._t. Psychosomatic but after i've had a cup of coffee my first cup of coffee of the day the last thing i wanted to do is go take a nap now. It's not worth the cup. That's a big problem man like you know i i. I work for myself and like that's why i have to get out of the house. He's in the house. I constantly think i'll just take a nap right now. I'll take a very quick nap and never appears to me even when i'm home alone and have nothing to do i taking a nap is never on the docket really yeah i know i am not disciplined enough to take a nap. It will ruin my whole day. You know how often i take naps tim every every day almost every day. Yeah that's i. I wanna call you a loser but really i'm just jealous. I'm not gonna go into the so what is your life. How do you so you take a nap everyday and then you wake up and eat an italian ice couch. I'm going to go into that stick because i'd love to have half of that in my life but here's the problem so because of like you said i've actually gotten a lot better recently at actually just taking a twenty minute nap feeling pretty good when i wake up but but the problem with it is i then have to take a nap on my couch to do that if i take my head them in my nice comfortable bed ed and i just want to sleep as long as like about having anything they do. I just want to keep the cushions off your cash so you don't get too comfortable. No oh keep the cushions off. I can't get comfortable couch avid just keep sleeping no now i think i'm developing like severe back and neck proud sleep. You're not meant to sleep yeah for sleeping on a lot of weird sleep habits though no would you like whenever we go to the u._k. To do shows at the london podcast festival like this upcoming september thirteenth fourteenth <hes> you get so severely jet-lagged as soon as we land. You're like well. I'm gonna disappear for thirty six hours and come back back and still complain about how have my sleep is. All off. Wolkanczik sleep on the plane is don't get good sleep on the plane so take flight during the day. They're hard to find her. They are and then like if you take a flight during the day than you get in at night night yeah then you could go to bed. Yeah tate does his own thing is more like well now paying for like another other nights hotel yeah but they might be worth it because that i sleep all day usually like a real shitty hotel. There's something anyway nap. Pods napping on a couch versus the bed versus as he ever sleep on your desk sleep on my desk doc not like on it. Put my head down no <hes>. I don't think i'd be able to fall asleep. I try to do that sometimes. <hes> where i work and yeah i can't really like do it. Aren't you not led to make any noise there. What happens if you start snoring. I don't really snore snore. Usually guy crossed me lately. He's been pounded is keyboard so hard. I want to rattle strangling to death anyway. <hes> did you ever take naps in preschool. I don't think thinks oh here's why i think that might be. I only went to preschool. I think for half a day and i think that a amounted for even now. I think that's just what they offered. You could either go in the afternoon man half of one day no yeah yeah. That's what i did too yeah so i think like they dropped me off at nine a._m. And came back to get hit eleven and i don't know that they needed to squeeze nap into that timeframe. Oh yeah oh that makes sense. I never thought about that but yeah. That's why i didn't take a nap. Yeah look i. I know my nephew goes to daycare right and they drop them. It was we were in the time. We grew up in the land of milk and honey <hes>. I don't know what the deal was. I don't know <hes> babysitters that were cheaper. I guess i don't know but <hes> my nephew is a daycare a._k. And he's there like all day yeah yeah. My niece goes to the daycare for not all day but like a good chunk of the same and like <hes> and yeah kids kids. She's there for eight hours a day. The kids need to sleep man. Whatever i see some fucking doc in toddler. What a nap. I wanna take this kid. Be like you have no idea you have no idea you little idiot. Yeah you're yeah. I wish somebody would tell me. I have to take a nap yeah. I wish everybody in the world was telling me no. The only thing you need to do right now is sleep in the middle of the day. Don't worry about anything else yeah. Ridiculous kids are doi- salvo problem shorts <music> <music>. Hello and welcome to tim and to solve your problems. I'm tim i'm tom. We're going to solve a problem. Hey if you're coming to our london shows hey. I bet you didn't know we had london shows coming up september thirteenth and fourteenth if you're coming to these shows and you should g._t. Dot com slash live life. We'd like to solve your problem live on stage. You'll get a prize email us at the complete guide to everything at gmail.com in just put a london show in the in the subject line. This person actually says that they're coming to london show but they said not to use their name so i assume they. I didn't want this red alive on cash key. Give me a man's name. Tim david preuss speth ner. David bruce is bid bruce all right so david bruce writes. Hi tim and tom greetings from london loved the show and hopefully looking forward to seeing your life show next month. We overlay elite tickets and put it in your diary that you're coming yeah. I might have to work. Take the day off david. Please don't use my name name. If you choose to read this out. I have a problem which i'd appreciate your invaluable wisdom for. I currently work in a small team as data data analysts. We currently have grad in great. I didn't want to say it but hey here's some advice. I get a less boring job next. We currently have a graduate on placement with us which is part of their broader two year grad scheme so somebody's pulling a scheme. They've been placed. That's no one difference between the u._s. and the u._k. That can't wrap my head around that scheme. Disease zien scheme doesn't mean sneaky and underhanded yeah. She's been in our team for a few months and his soon to leave for her. Next placement at the end of attemp is at the end of september at the end of september and they're from our discussions. I know oh she doesn't intend to stay in the company after the to your scheme stealing she's taking all the money so of all the jewels by the last part of any risky. Let's get outta town and has asked me to be a reference for a couple of academic applications as she's planning on doing a doctorate. So what's the problem well well. She might be one of the worst colleagues i've ever worked with the spy coming from decent university and having a very good degree. She seems incapable of doing simple simple tasks. I have to explain things. Multiple times often redo analysists before i send it out because it's wrong and it takes her days to do work. That is incredibly really simple. I think because she's paying on leaving. She's not bothering to put any effort in or learn anything. It's also her behavior as well behavior spelled with the u. Here i'll never get over that. She's laid almost everyday spends most of her time on her phone. I've got her browsing instagram several times and even playing words with friends at her desk and dressing casual clothes despite it being a smart dress workplace. She disappeared several times a day for thirty minutes plus and i recently discovered. He's been playing with their phone on a bench outside near the nearby park. It might sound like i'm being a little one-sided but i've also the numerous complaints from other sap. She's been taking off her shoes and socks in meetings playing on all that's that's playing on her phone while whilst visiting visiting clients and apparently she slammed the door and someone's face when he offered to swipe per into a building yeah if he's offering during the we share off space with a lot of i._t. Staff and i've heard about time she's ignored them when they've tried to sarah conversation and scowled at them when they've greeted her a few of the behavioral therapy things i've mentioned in our meetings but she was forced upon our team and because she's leaving next month i've just chosen ignore it and lay be someone else's problem the coward's way out his that was his count on us. My question is what to do about these references. I feel my choices either. Tell her the truth. Impossibly sinker application might be cathartic. That's also commentary <hes> lie and say how good she is or write a really bland one. I'll say she turned up for work. Completed tasks excetera. What would you do in my situation. Thanks dr david bruce banner. This guy is a misogynist bowl. Why why do you just jump to that because he thinks a woman isn't good at her job. He thinks this particular woman isn't good first of all. I'm kidding. I mean he might be. I don't know that she's doesn't sound like anything like oh and she's always you know doing her nails. The code was for our generation. You're never gonna be able to actually chilly be off of work right. You're going to carry email around with a device sending emails. You're gonna live with constant. I angry from work right. Never off the clock yeah and the trade off is you can look at instagram at work yeah right. I know i don't think yes he. He undercut his point a little bit by mentioning. I've caught her looking at it's like well. I've never spent more than maybe thirty seconds looking at instagram like you can't get lost in instagram unless but at models or people who are looking at discover a lot see i never knew i. I know somebody a very non <unk>. Social media focused person and she's like. I had to quit instagram discover. I spend spend hours there. Say how many people do you know. Didn't you run out of content and she's like no. I look up slow gel in discovering new things god's so but she's like slime undiscovered and there's just hundreds of thousands of slime videos that it's you see them all fairly not yeah anyway. Maybe this girl is looking at <hes> the slime videos for hours i mean i guess i don't follow oh a ton of people on instagram yeah. I guess maybe that's blue coloring. My kids like i'll go on instagram a few times a day but when i look it's like three three new pictures. I look at them on mike i need. I've got nothing else. Look at sitting on a bench outside the office <hes>. I don't think that's a huge offence either. It is if like you to supposedly at work yeah but sometimes you know you you get in this mindset where hey it's only daylight for a few hours every day right and not going to spend ninety percent of it just inside this frigging room. I think i'm going to get outside. I'm gonna get some vitamin. D i agree one hundred percent except like the you also can then think you're you're going to get a great reference and also if you're going to do that then catching some rays tom but also if you're gonna do that then you get bear. Make sure sure you're doing your other work really yeah yeah. I guess she's just better job. <hes> i a good review cares. I mean i would say so. The coward's way out the easy way is just right or a bland review is right right the like like like a review. That sounds like you're being interrogated by the police like yes. I know this person. She worked at this place a from this date to approximately the state and then that's it but i feel a hey you can't i mean i don't know how these things were but like you can't like sink her application. You give her a bad reference. She's just not going to use that reference right yeah. Yeah i think although sometimes to give him in sealed envelopes. Maybe i don't know how anything works yeah. I'm assuming that she's not going to be able to see to vet this before. She sent it off okay woman. That's different but here's what you do. You give her a fighting chance. Here's the thing she might be bad at her job. Most people are bad at their jobs. <hes> there's a lot of complaints that wayne gretzky well. You know there's there's a reason he's called the great one and there's only one of him stir crazy hereford to his job so anyway. They look the instagram thing sitting on a bench thing. That's just human stuff. That's fine <hes>. You can't sink somebody because she was mean to guys in the i._t. I._t. department or scowled at them when they were trying to flirt with her or whatever that's fine say they're trying to flirt women in the i._t. Department tim and furthermore. I think the only real she's not greater job find you. The only real offense was taking her shoes and socks off in meetings. I say you right or a glowing review lie about everything gloss over the fact that she's great at her job that she's terrible at her job. Make it sound like she's the best best you've ever had at the company and then guess what mentioned that she takes her shoes and socks up in the meeting. It's indisputable. She does is it right. It's true it's a fact and what is she going to get mad at you for lying about <hes> her other performance which is great by saying a thing that is objectively true against all these <hes> aggrandizing lies. She's gonna get this recommendation layer martyred right to h._r. And say the league this letter this pervert herbert wrote about my feet. There's no reason mentioned somebody's feet under any circumstance in a referral letter. Maybe she shouldn't take her shoes and socks and always and you think that guy is going to be able to say oh well if she want me. <hes> gawk at outta maybe she shouldn't have been flaunting during either shoes and socks your socks up. I see shoes. You're wearing sackless shoes and yeah. You're dangling on your feet or whatever whatever but like taking your socks off. That's like bend over endure yeah well. You're certainly have have to bend over to put them back on yeah. Maybe you don't maybe just leave them. Oh god janitor take care of them. That's your answer for for everything i would say. Just tell our lookout thing. I'm the best person to give your recommendation. I would have a very good recommendation asian. Give you if she's like well. I still want him being right. 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Tom reynolds felony at your pal to him. He can follow the whole show at complete guide on twitter yet <hes> i'm. I'm fading fast. Yeah yeah very tired. Maybe you should take a nap. Who a disco nap. You're not disco napa. Let's just like a nighttime nap before you go out to get <hes>. Do you remember get ready for the disco. Do you remember the time you and i and in two other people moved into an apartment and i had a house before you even susie said or whatever the time i know exactly what you're talking about. We had a house party and it's like okay you know like probably it was like our first adult apartment yeah and it was pretty big in invited a lot of people i had a lot of friends at the time you did before you really needed them all somewhat true and it was like seven p._m. And i think people are gonna come starting around like eight era well. I'm gonna take a quick nap a disco net. I'd gotten home from work. It was a friday night and it was like okay. I'm just gonna just gonna sleep for a little bit. I wake up and party. I did not wake up blake people coming into my room. Yeah waking me up the door to your room was just like open the entire party and i was just sleeping and people would wake me up for like five minutes at a time and i'd hold court and then i can fall back asleep and then another group would come in and like what maybe twenty thirty thirty person party. Yeah i remember a bunch of people just kept kind of people coming and going but like consistent like thirty people pretty much in the marmon marmon. Yeah i mean it was memorable weird like a bunch of like work friends and they're like oh. Let me like me. Tim your roommate and i was like well. He's the doors open. He's in there. Who's asleep and that's just the kinda shit that twenty three year olds do though yeah you're right. You're going through a growth spurt problem. Yeah i grew six inches that summer. How people do dumb shit. I also is the time where is time in her lives. Where the previous probably fifty nights drinking at least eleven beers every night <hes> so i might have just had my body might have just been like oh. You're going to bed before three a._m. For the first time yeah we're gonna. We're gonna capitalize on this anyway. Europe horrible party house yeah. That's true a lot of <hes> doing a lot of work. That sure cleaned up a lot. Afterwards and cleaning up wasn't the priority of the hosts. It was trying to to make sure that he was having a good time was going to get where i tell. Everybody was having a good time by the way they kept coming into my room and trying to wake me up to save the <music> good time everybody dancing tensing de dancing. They can get enough thirty people at any given time edvin hi tom now they weren't high man. This is a drug free party. Were you trying to imply about my party's. Tim and this is one of those nineties era caffeine. Parties survey was on caffeine natural high. It's not a natural caffeine's from nature sews. Everything else not chemicals right. We'll see you next tweak. That was a hit gum podcast.
Episode 269: You wont believe what your neighbours just did to your home value
"Good Morning Paul Andrea. Go here. Toronto REAL ESTATE UNFILTERED is the series. You're listening to real estate. Podcast SHOW DOT com. Is the media channel. The one stop podcast channel for everything. You'll need Toronto N. G. T. A real estate specific but also I've got listeners around the world and a lot of the topics that I discussed here Are Universal so they're not going to be specific Toronto or GTE. Today's topics included in that discussion. So every week Pretty much every day of every week I get amazing questions from you guys. I have over the twenty years. I've been doing real estate. The one thing that I had going into real estate. I guess I'd call it. My unfair advantage is that I actually came into real estate with one secret weapon that a lot of people didn't have and I think the reason I'm still here now very much so I had a relationship and this is people that I actually knew. I had a relationship book that I brought with me from previous business. People that I communicated with three thousand plus people that I knew that I'd done something with help. People like all sorts of things When I was in the fitness industry and I collected all the names of the people that I was working with people that I personally trained signed up Kept in touch with and I just decided I was going to continue to keep in touch with them. This is my few different businesses way before even understanding what relationship The importance of relationships in business in life. Of course they're the most important thing But how they relate to business which is a kind of the same thing you still you know you still talk to people on a human level and Like I do what this podcast. I don't have a different way. I speak to people when I when I meet them at the POB. It's this it's the same me And that's that's the funniest part about real estate. Is you'll see these Glamor shots That people go into You know the the the these. These glamour shots that some realtors us on their on their giant billboards in their marketing. And it looks nothing like these people. It's it's almost ridiculous to see the pictures and see them in real life and you have no idea It's the same person and they seem to be okay with it. Which just makes me laugh and I. I sat down once really early on for the Glamour. Shot Studio session with the You know with the With the with the with the farm and the background and all that bullshit like basically stuff that you would do as a kid again you would you would know better for pictures But as an adult you should know better and and I that was the last one I did. I JUST. I felt so uncomfortable. Okay turn your head now. Okay put your Chin them and if you remember the phone if you're ever the photo session the photo shoot from the Polian dynamite. Where on-call Rico Is Taken Pictures. I guess he's He's getting some pictures done Himself if you if you see that photo shoot action Every time you see that you should think of every real estate photo you've ever seen. It's just it's hilarious. Napoleon dynamite as a movie is perfect But like the particular sees within. The movie are awesome so today's Today's question. I'm handling with the group that I've got from one of my clients was. Hey Paul just wondering if you can tell me why my neighbors sold for so much under asking this week. Why why did they do that? The biggest problem starts with your neighbors shouldn't be selling without me but number two and this is probably number one in reality if I'm not writing the sole story to your property then there probably isn't one and I'm not saying that to discredit anyone else efforts. What I'm saying is is if there was no plan that started and I'm talking about weeks and sometimes months in advance of making sure that that property is properly valued long before it sold then. There's really no way to plan the took to to work with the end in my with with the ends in front like you can't really have like the the the the the end goal right in your front right. You're bringing your friend view the whole time. If there isn't an end goal as I went on to explain if you want for some reason again this is. This is an area that I know really well again. I should have very likely been at the table. So if those of you who are deciding on a Friday which a lot of you are doing on Friday morning you'll call the realtor. Whoever that may be the long lost relative the guy you went to high school with someone you know with a license that you know that you like and that you trust. Make sure that that list includes me and the reason why you need to make sure you're thinking outside the boxes because of what I just said is that the majority of the listings. I see out there right now. Do not have assault story ending in mind. They don't have an end goal. It's literally just cross your fingers and hope for something to happen. I don't work that way. I don't conduct my business that way and I hope you treat your asset especially now that way and even if you're not selling and this is this is the big thing right now even if you're not thinking about selling you should at least at the very least know what. Your property value is today okay. The reason I'm saying that is because you don't have any control nor do I. This is out of all of our control if anything is to happen in the market. That's out of your control. That affects your property. You should know what's happening specifically with your address. I don't care if you're a bungalow or a two story or a LOFTA condo. You should not be in the dark about. What's your property? Value is right. Now if you were to sell right now with me what you would get and there's no signing anything there's no commitment involved. There's nothing heavy duty involved with what I'm talking about when you signed up from my Toronto. Gte Property Protection Program. What you can look at it as a sort of an aversion of home insurance home insurance product for your property value now obviously when you sign up for home insurance they give you a replacement value. That's not the same as your property value. If you think it's the same have a look and see what your replacement value is. You'll see it's not the same thing you want to know what it is now simply because you don't want to be surprised by the loss and for a lot of people in different markets over the years that I've dealt with a lot of people who were on top of their property values. Were a lot happy. You're selling the knows who were taken by. Surprise Finding out that not just one but three or four of your neighbors have been getting completely hammered. Because again no plan. Make sure that I'm on that list. Make sure I'm talking with you and I'm talking about five minutes of your time. If you cannot tell me that five minutes of your time is not worth. It's for a million dollar asset two million dollar asset that you own the big thing and I'm going to say it out here and I don't think it's going to matter. It's the I'm not revealing anything that's going to possibly be a trade secret but if you want a million dollars for your home you used to. It used to have to used to have to make sure it was worth about one point. Two IT WAS. It was pretty easy to get your one million. I would say now if you want the one million. You're going to have to make sure that the property shows one point five. Okay if you want to two point five three three point five if you understand what I mean by that is that you have to create the value of that higher number and that's where it gets tricky if you've never done that before if you if there's no story to tell if there's no soul story in mind you're not gonna be able to get that value out of that property and that is such an important thing so for your neighbors and you know you guys know these better than me. You always are the ones to introduce me to the really great ones so make sure that neighbor next to you knows again doesn't even matter if they're thinking about selling this idea that we should connect that we should have a relationship starts long before you make a move. And that's the that's the thing with me and my contact base that I started with long ago is that I've kept in touch with them all these years. So it's not like some Weirdo calling you on a Friday or you're calling somebody on a flyer or a billboard are against someone that you know isn't really able to tell the story of your property. They might know it. They might even have helped you buy it but they might not be the right person to do. The sold story creation. Which is what I do is what I spent all my time doing. And as you can tell by this podcast. It's what I do very well. I've reached now. There's almost thirty thousand total. Plays of my podcast. I am the top result on Toronto for Toronto. Real estate on spotify and apple podcasts. Both of them and the most recent time I checked Toronto real most recent time I typed in real estate on spotify under podcasts. I was in the top ten. This was just recently. I don't know if I'm still there usually flowed somewhere between the top twenty. The top ten and twenty to me is incredible based on the fact that spotify just released their numbers. Something like two hundred sixty million monthly users every month like that's an incredible amount of users. Not all not all our podcast listeners. I wish they were all my podcast listeners. If you aren't yet make sure that you're subscribing to this but a lot of people listening audio. It's a big deal. It's come back in a biggest in the biggest way possible and I believe twenty twenty is the decade of the podcast for a lot of reasons and most importantly you just need to make sure that your property story is being told someone has to tell it. And it's not just me I actually even on my M- my most recent listing. I've got my clients helping. Tell the story of the property why they chose what they love about the area stuff that only you guys can possibly say and in your voice which is even better so when you WanNa do that you can do that with me. But the first thing is make sure you know what your value is again regardless of whether you're selling or not there's no commitment as far as this goes is just for me it's just a way to it's a relationship Incubator I guess. I'll call it that because a lot of things that I do in my business aren't directly transactions. So they're basically just relationship starters Things that will lead to later on if they're if they're meant to be so for that reason step number one. Make sure you're connecting with me. You'll see the link in this podcast. If NOCCO writer real estate podcast show Dot Com right on the front page there. You can enter your address and boom. You're in your property is now protected. It's important for you to do this. And secondly if you know someone your neighbors your friends your relatives your anybody in the Toronto or GT area from GTE area from OAKVILLE. Oshawa up to Richmond Hill. The weird thing is I've got family and friends and clients and all of those areas. 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BTS ARCHIVE: Sports and Special Event Planning
"Silence your cell phones Holdall sidebar conversations to minimum and we'll get started with between the slides in three two one. Welcome to between the slides episode. Forty two I'm your host Kevin Panel. This episode is titled When you're comfortable with event. Don't be what I mean by that. We've talked about contingency planning and Episode Forty Complex episode thirty three in this one. We're GONNA go over. The Texas am engineering extension attention Peaks Course Sports and special events incident management and. I'm GONNA cover some of the main topics that they list on their website. I took this course course in two thousand and thirteen I actually had a thought for a different episode about Status Chicken recorders which I may focus on again if you were calls. It goes status. Sugar Recorder Resource Unit leader Planning Section chief on up the chain and thought you know what my examples in one using this as it is a special event in kind of a sport thing is a hot air balloon incident that I was involved in I happen to have taken this course the year before I was incident management team. I wasn't on the planning in team. I was actually in one of the other balloons when an accident happened to fire on another balloon Not a great day and so we'll give some ideas with that. That is an example. Bit of a personal touch on this one As for sure you know it is impacted me in my life since then and my wife with and other folks that were involved And just like this podcast with his episode. Want to help others. That are planning maybe the same kind of event or similar special events and things they consider And things that I've considered I've done special events and sporting so thank you very much for coming in. We'll go through the main bullets that are listed on the t kes site. So so it's it's t Kes Management M. G. T. four zero four. If you WANNA look it up on Google it you can get them to come to your locality a Lotta Times or you can go to wants free For those of you to take antiques courses. You'll understand that it's a it's a great opportunity. So the first of these is to identify event management stakeholders and partner relationships. They relate to sports and special events management. So we've talked about this. We talked about that in episode forty contingency plans as far whereas command coordinating with the event's sponsors. So there's number one right. The event sponsors if you're having a sporting event or special in particularly if it's a big name sporting event like a major league college or even high school the ones that have brands associated with them. Those event sponsors are going to be pretty intricately. La Involved and should be and that's using you know pretty typical same for a local festival local sport events like that The event organizers you. You know so who's actually coordinating event. Who's WHO's running the show's coordinating the planning WHO's putting together the press all the different elements of the incident command in systems management? As we know it but also some of maybe kind of the public sector civilian stuff Public Safety for sure right. If you're going to have a sport or special event they absolutely have to be involved and by that. I mean all of public safety. That should be there. Police Fire. EMS primarily Certainly won't one dispatch if you're going to have that incident communication education center or even if you're not gonNA have them onsite they need to know because as we talked about forty and we'll touch on again because again communicate. Indicate communicate communicate. You need to know that your lifeline through the radio to everyone else is involved in the near the plan. You don't just surprise them with. Hey here's what's going on because that's not fair and it's not very efficient local government so certainly if you have a big enough event whether it's a regular one a new one when you've had for years. Local government has interest rate. It brings in revenue There's a lot of people coming in and there's more traffic complaints from local folks because there's more traffic of it's a new event or you know whatever it is but make sure you reach out to local government if you're part of the incident management team or the the Special Events Special Sports Management Team If you're not official I mt your local or regional doing this and make sure they're involved make sure participants know About the event you know the the what ifs chiefs though you know. What if it's a great day where we're GONNA go? What's the flight pattern for the event of an of a balloon thing with a race he know how many laps all that kind of stuff usually participants has been that? Go to places unless it's something they haven't done before we'll have an idea. So I you know football baseball Nascar those kind of things Participants disappoints well now participants. They are being the drivers of the players. Those kind of things did they know what's GonNa Happen. Do they get briefed on safety issues or storms dorms or something like that or are they just going to be told when it happens Four symbolically balloon festivals. That I went to the participants are. Are you know the crews of the balloon the folks that are getting the rides on the balloon. Did they know what's going on what happens. What if That's a big thing to when are are they involved in the planning at all and we'll again we'll jump back into that when we get to some of the other stuff. 'cause they're good in this as well about talking about Haywood if you have an incident within the event In the local a public school is a public. Now what are the hours are going to be happening. And I was fortunate my Area A lot of folks a lot of big events. Did this so there. There should not have been a lot of surprises. There's there's always folks that call Zad no idea. I'm just trying to get to and from work when there's been ads on the news for two weeks month or however long words of something that's been there for years but that's going to happen so there's probably more wouldn't mind more things from you all on between the sizes dot com or the facebook page That'd be cool So the second bullet is to identify potential risks to sports and Special Events Development igations strategies that could lessen or or alleviate the impact of the risks right so a risk is something that we think could happen beforehand and this is You know also carries over to the project is world so you have risks that you think could happen and then if they do happen they become issues you have to manage whereas in this world special sports and special events what is a risk the this event. What is a risk that could happen? And then you know next phase will get into okay. Something happened than what so an example and again we we use the balloon because I'm intimately familiar with it from being a participant So what could happen. And you're not being a balloon expert or anything. What if they lose power so run out of gas in the tank You're losing power you'RE GONNA have to land somewhere. It's not the course you wanted to do. What are we going to do about that? How are we? We're GONNA find folks where we're GONNA go. What's the train look like in you know? Pilots study all that kind of south. The only pilot light thing I have is in my US sure I mayor system or drone license So we started some of that kind of stuff so thinking about you. Know what if you're losing power what are they contingencies in the in the balloon pilots. You know I think no. Oh some of that they have the really backup tank so that kind of stuff. What if you do have power lines strike? There's a fire then. What do you have time to Iraq those kind kind of things and and not just for the folks on the balloon but they should know right? So what if and and there may be zero you can do about it But you know what's the briefing safety briefing. What if there's a pass passenger medical emergencies or to someone has a heart attack? They get there. They're scared like chest pain right. Where are are you going to go? I don't think you're GONNA be able to fly the balloon right to the hospital. That would be something wouldn't it. But what are you GONNA do right. So that's another contains as you're eighty on the balloons. Is there any equipment on the balloons is that you know that unsafe. Because you've got gas electric right that's a whole a whole thing The pilots stranded CPR. You know what's going on there. So many variables medical emergency could be diabetes. What have you just have a hard landing? What if it's windy? You gotta get down you hit hard then then what folks can get hurt. I actually had lane hard after the accident happened in the power line collision happened during the festival that I was at the fire and so that we didn't track in the same direction we hardly ended so we hit the ground once bumped a little bit hit the ground Mcginn boom tipped over Skinned up knees shaking up. Obviously from one already happened with balloon fire and seeing what happened to the folks there and then we heartland so then. What's you know? Balloons come down in the trees trees. People get scraped up if it's on a flat surface if it's on a road You know just how do you how do you handle that. How do you mentally prepare for that High winds what. If you're blown way off. Course how are we going to get those folks back track. I'm that could lead to other things you've already talked about so you kind of get just. There's plenty more stuff that could happen. But what part of what should happen. Just like contingency planning is firing the risks so those are very linked You could almost kind of interchange those But again the risk is okay. Water water risks to this For the event itself. What's the risks that nobody shows up right and then you know we don't go near what? What are the risks for weather right? So what if it's cancelled one day and then we're going to have to change to the next weekend or the next day or whatever just think about their and you're gonNA have to work with other stakeholders we mentioned mentioned to decide. What do we do? If any of these pre event things happen like Like the weather or we don't have a lot of attendance or something like that. So Just things to consider in your risk bucket there. The third bullet is examined. The event planning process identify event planning considerations including luding the importance of event planning and developing implementing. An Event Action Plan. So if you've listened to this podcast before this is your first time if you go back act two episodes two through six cover the very basic incident command through the dash through your five kind of Bukit one week is management class We've definitely talked about ness and I believe there's a process. We can all use for special event planning the planning process right. So that's the all hazards a planning process. It should be used for every special event sporting event right absolutely should. It's it's the standard. Can there be variations off of it or to it. Yes GotTa hit those foundational four right. Every special event or incident Sporting event. Should you know be Ryan through objectives with org chart and everybody knows who the resources are coordinating were all communicating but got to follow the planning p. No one is to special buy patch badge or logo to participate in that. And if they are that's when you need to reach out to the high level folks and have them get in a room and Chitchat There should be no one in the dark when something bad happens. Or if it's perfectly great right. Everybody should know what's going on. Everybody should have a hand in the planning and have a sane in it makes a huge the difference in even when everything goes great. You can just see when you've done a good planning process and you get that good brief. Two levels from boots on the ground up to the the mayor of the city or the governor when you brief while it is impressive because it's effective but you can tell they're like ell. I'm buying this process because these folks are squared away and so that says a lot so when you get into your sports special event you know specific staff use the process and follow it while. Don't skip things. Don't just change the dates from last year this year And again everyone should be invited. That's pertinent And and I mean in that if they're going to have people on the ground they should be invited. The process Some kind of saying that I thought of this evening and someone else thought about. I don't think I've heard of before but it's similar to the and then what are always be thinking that you know and then what is if you're comfortable with your event don't be right so if you've done this for years and years. Yes yes you're probably familiar with where it is. And what's going on but but don't just do that. Every year review. The process dusted off freshen. It up you may see there's money saving resource-saving you're saving. You might see that you're short resources in money This may be your wheelhouse but you know what. Maybe there's different factors to the terrain or whatever's happening so don't don't be comfortable always always be thinking that and then what or just knowing okay. What have we missed? What can we do better Still enjoy it right. You know the event Key elements I think too that have been action. Plan for sure is Let's focus on the communication helmet because we'll go through the whole planning p but everyone should be briefed on the Sunday plan right so we've worked at good process together. Everyone's been invited involve prompted built bridges and closed loops in relationships. And all that kind of stuff. We're going to do this. Great obsolete we might do a private brief for VIP's whatever And here's what we're GONNA do when it's it's sunny and everything's going well and awesome. Also here's what we're GONNA do particularly for the folks working the event on the canoes ages you plans or you know what some bad happens or what if weather comes in. Or what if whatever whatever factor we need both everything's great and here's what we we do for decent areas. You don't have to break down every scenario unless you have in kind of a sit down meeting where you can do that if you're doing a stand up You know you could just speak to the contingency plans will switch this chain. We'll go from there if you don't WanNA stand up one but folks didn't know what that is and and have that available Does everyone have working communication for the area of operations of the Al.. That you're in right and so do we check before we send folks out on the hike or out in the balloons wants to know. Hey they all have the same radios and we can all huge other whether they go fifty miles away or one mile away. Do we have all their cell phone numbers so we can do that accountability ability or do they have our cell phone number so they can reach us back at command or the baser or whatever you WANNA call it the building that's char the housing the folks that are coordinating this In is their redundancy. So if I if I have radio we lose it. And they're like I brought my own radios. It's always good to issue hugh radios you know that work that are in the coverage area that you're working and two for sure have a roster of contacts for everyone That has gone out of walking team team. That is going out on a balloon crew that that you are sending out there that you can reach them. One hundred percent radio cell phones crews etc so so the fourth bullet is to identify the essential essential elements Of the steps involved nutrition from event operations to an incident right so at this point we've gone from Beautiful Day nice view from up here to a man. Something really bad happening now. What and the hard thing is is unless you have eyes on what's happening you can't really tell you can tell when a Nascar car flipped over on? Its on the fence. You can tell when you know lightning strikes somewhere in a football all game or whatever something like that but if you're not tracking or looking where everybody is and some of these things and particularly balloons again. Some of these festivals enormous out West. You know they're they're spread out for miles and they're going I was you know we were spread out over bit. So it's hard to see but you know we need to know kind of those folks so how we identify those. Remember that checklist. We talked about episode. Forty did you make one if you didn't make one can you on the fly. Think about the primary primary things that you need to do to respond to start working the problem right and so this is where again that that incident response piece really really comes in that. Hey we account do have accountability for our people doing over there were they participants. Are We know how to get them as anyone injured. How did we get medical to them? How do we move them to medical right right? You gotTa start working those kinds of things and check on everybody and you know. Does the team know their responses. pertinence their position so that goes back to that episode forty forty. We're talking about where if you're an operations you know what you're doing if you're planning to know what you're doing if you were in public or if you are a representative from the local government does. Does everybody know what to do. Or what suggested in able to meet up and work through the issue Some of the things you know. If you're an agency assigned vehicles there's fantastic solutions to be able to track those in most Now one centers of public safety access points piece APPS for localities track their vehicles already already via gps in those vehicles right. So you can already have a good idea of assets that you've sent public safety wise or other government wise or whatever you can track Or if not who's closest work and they go can they get is on it and start working problem that way with assets that you already have with. GPS trackers four were folks out doing a search for You know in this case again folks in balloon crews Do they have. GPS trackers. Can you look at a map. A Nice Map. Let's say like our jazz map or whatever product you use them and just look at all the balloons flying through the air and see where they are right. That's that's pretty awesome. GPS We asked trackers are are pretty cheap that connection to those to put him in a system is relatively easy. You have numbers that are in the in the device you pull it in the system you pull out a big screen and you can track that stuff like a boss. That's pretty awesome and a highly recommended in with that. Do we have a resource unit. Set Up to do regular accountability. Elodie checks so are we checking with the cruise. Every you know depending on flight time or out in the field time so. Let's say flight time. Are we checking backing every ten minutes. You know checking fifteen minutes. Is that intrusive. You know whatever the interval is but if it's if it's not a super long flight You know what are the intervals. We're going to put but in and make sure that we know everybody's good to go. We can see where they are. And even if it's if it's via radio and they're reporting latitude longitude and we just pump mark on the map. Somehow how we doing that. So we know last known reported locations this or real time which is optimal is we can just look the system which is pretty awesome. Can we talk to everybody. So that goes back again to the communications. And if we can't how are we going to make sure that we can Either by sending folks out to the area they are where the incident within the event happened. Or if they made emergency landing and so they're not effective figure that out So these are communication pathways. Talk that we really need to figure out. How are we going to account for the returning participants at attendees? So what services folks need after horrible things They need people to acknowledge they were in something and just give them a place to sit and know that people know that they're safe but before that they need to be contacted and this really goes back to again you. Can we talk to everyone in in for me. We couldn't get cell coverage we didn't have radios we weren't being tracked And and so after we did that hard landing. We're out there for good. Bit Forty minutes an hour and has it what happened Gallo rained don and so relied on the old cell phone from our our pilot and now optimal right so and we got back It was just me and my wife and we were dropped off and Pilot apologize what does fault for what had happened. And then we're by ourself rights. We walked in Super Freak out lawsuit. Yes it with each other for a few minutes. went to the bathroom walked like zombies to our car and drove home Got Checked on my family and I will tell you from personal personal experience if you're an emergency manager if you're an incident manager out there and your family assistance plan is lacking. It will be a pretty big disservice service to the people who will need it when you don't plan for it and it leaves a lasting impression in so the kind of fervor and the passion that I have that accountability piece for tracking people for taking care of them is is. That's why it feels horrible. And it's something that's pretty easily preventable And you know that doesn't make whatever complex incident anybody's involved in easy but that's why we put so much work in up front because it makes a huge difference so for him they systems plans. What I've seen are pretty pretty hot potato issue because not a lot of folks want complex blacks? You know what you can get a building and get people they can you know council that people talk to them and just give them a place to get a couple of water in a coffee fee or something That's a great start right. That's a great basic. Start all the you know there. There's huge family since center plans from the Airlines misfortunate to get some training from them that he knew they'd take her whole hotel's but that's a whole different scale an airline crash and You know all about the site visits John just tons of stuff in it remains hailing those kind of things You know and then so if we provide there's immediate services how are we going to follow up with them right to is is our local or state or whatever level your mental health services. Your crisis counseling. Your peer support is involved in. Are they tied in or or are we gonNA make sure that they follow up with folks. See how they're doing I am eternally grateful to my friends who did that for my wife. And I who set us up with on the locality we were at Interestingly enough I don't remember flip shared this before but the council. We talked to half the time told us about the things. He went through So it was very interesting To say the least but you know what sometimes you just need to talk somebody and I guess if you get fifty percent of the airtime that's good But it was our friends at hooked us up. It was our friends that checked on us. It was our friends that call to make sure we're okay and that was fantastic tacit and then it was. It was awesome. So I'll say if you can provide that without folks having to put the extra effort or or wonder man what's going on here It it will be invaluable and and it will make a huge difference fifth bullet for topics and the teeth management for four class which is sports and special event management management is identified the importance of recovery shoes after an incident and partnerships in event slash incident close out hot washes after Action Review Reporting Corrective Action Planning Implementation. So there's hot washes his immediate. This just happened. Let's talk about it what what's going on. How are y'all doing because again? Not just the participants but the responders unders are affected anyone involved in the fact that the local folks that may have seen something you know what feedback are we getting. From those folks the after Action Review Slash Improvement Movin plan that H C per home security exercising evaluation. You know optimal thing is that we're going to have for the after action review portion and open and an honest discussion with ourselves and our peers and everyone was involved. In that stakeholder group we talked about at the first bullet and we are going to put that into improvement plan and actually do something about it and that's a huge deal We've talked about before and you all know and other folks have said this that it's hard to get objective feedback and there's ways to do it right you don't have to be a super straightforward emotionless. I'm GONNA dog pile on you person when you give it But sometimes you just need to give honest feedback. And there's there's you know good ways you you can deliver that and also you need to be able to receive that right. You need to be able to receive that. There's things we could have done better in when you've been part of a horrible herbal event or incident that's really hard to take in our. You've helped play in one or something bag does happen. That's that's super tough. have been on that end of it too and it's not great then improvement plan so okay we. We were opened. We talked about this. We did a review we covered as many bases. We could think of now. How are we going to make this better? You know how we GONNA go down the line with our corrective action planning. Who's going to track the progress of our training and exercises to shore up gaps? Who's going to Have US meet regularly. Because we didn't before this to make sure that everybody's on board all the stakeholders going for every event going forward That's the mindset that that should happen right. There should be changed management corrective action planning. It should be trying to make better. What wasn't good for what just happened or how we respond bonded or how we plan for this event and even if nothing goes wrong with the event you should still do a super solid after action improvement plan right? It's not all smiles thousand hogs imperfect every time even when no bad thing happens in the middle of it. There's things you can do better every single time you do in event whether it's you know a three times a year ear once a year or five times a year thing there's always room for improvement and so yeah. We is is incident management and for anyone that's in project management listening. We we need to just accept that and own it and be comfortable with. It's no big deal. The last bullet is to apply. Incident Management Planning and resource management techniques as they relate to an incident that occurs within a special event war in a sports venue with a multi agency multi discipline response on scenario. So when you read this on its own. If you're not an incident command we've used that are incident management. It sounds like wow. How do you do that? which again short go back to just this good planning the foundation of four things or just following the process right so the difference is you're not gonNA without your wall? Laminated planning peeing okay. Let's do this process if something happens right away. You'RE GONNA BE Accountability Right. We're going to get that and it's for everyone. It's not just my logo. My patch my badge at such. We've talked about that that or if it's a big sporting event It's not my team. It's everywhere we're gonNA find out that everyone's here you know I can't imagine the NFL and in Major League Baseball other big major league sports How do you account for the ticket? Holders you know 'cause depending on how they bought those taken do even know who they are whereas when you're at a race road race On foot or on a bike or something like that Or perhaps even the the blending you can know who's who right so who's wearing bib number. WHO's in balloon number? Who's riding bike number? So you can associate that and kind of track a little better so you can and you can see his On the course for events where they have chips you know. I've seen huge running races. Where these chips and we can actually see with the folks are it's it's pretty amazing by graces too? So That's kind of the pinnacle that that you know we should aspire to is. We're real time tracking our our our event support staff right to know where they are to be able to deploy them and make sure they are safe and then we're also for the participants now. The public is a whole nother. Bet Right or the attendees these that are being tracked. Resource Coordination thing where we're transitioning multi-ad so initial response. WHO'S GONNA go? How are we going to communicate that? What medical retreatment to any in that family says centerpiece right so You know especially the multi agency multi disciplined multi jurisdictional. Even right is is another factor actor. That's not on that bullet but certainly they talk about in the course is you'll get levels of government levels of authority depending on where it is vying for. Who wants to do water? Who doesn't and and so last thing? Communication right in every after action report communication Early planning for projects. Communication incidents events. Communication medication is huge. And the big buckets. And there's way more than this there's whole courses and all that is how we gonNA communicate internally as a team won when something happens and across multi agency multi disciplined team right because honestly this last bullet should be no big deal because we're already a multi agency multi disciplined team team. If we've planned while together so how are we going to communicate with each other that gets to that switching channels thing right to channel. Everybody stay on this when I moved to that one and then how are we gonna go to the public so we talked about contingency plans. How are we going to tell everybody where to go? How are we going to tell them where to meet their loved ones? How are we gonNA tell them? We're we're going to bring in all the folks in the balloons are all the folks that are on the bikes and there's lightning or how are we going to do that kind of stuff And so our messaging is huge well before the event but in this case particularly if something happens how do we get that immediate response. Do we have public information folks on site. Do we have him on. Standby part of the planning team Are there air to respond immediately. that's that's a huge factor. So that's all built bullets in this course Little over coming up on on half an hour. Hope if this was helpful summer done see with contingency planning episode four talk about And some of the other south but again I'm passionate about it 'cause from both planning events and then being part of incident within the event I've seen both sides I've been part of when at work while planning for it and and plan and for things were were bad stuff happened. Fortunately we've done some gaming but you know you can't stop everything and have been part of where there were some key elements from my perspective. That didn't happen. And it had a pretty big impact on how the rest of that that day went and so again when you come often with an event that you plan a lot that you're part of that you've been involved in or it's a new one when you're comfortable and you're like we got this. Don't be comfortable thinking and then what and and keep thinking that and enjoy it but just stay sharp keep that keep that edge That's why you're in a position to plan for a special. That's why incident response. That's why you're coordinating projects million dollar projects going to be thinking okay going well now. What but let's do that so again? TCM Management Four zero four. Check it out. It's a good course. it's a good augment if you're already on his management team and have some education training thank you all for listening I appreciate few bet. Comments folks that reach out downloads etc.. Really more importantly Atlanta's hope this helps. I really do. I hope it helps. Somebody have better day than I've had some times. I hope it helps the person that you recommend it to and I appreciate everybody. That's that's recommended this show to others and every other stay safe get after it your bass and Godspeed.
TPG Hotline: Listener Q&A
"Before we got income Chicago Seattle Washington in West Hollywood California Fort Lauderdale Minneapolis Minnesota. Hey everybody welcome to another episode of talking points. It's your host Brian Kelly the appoint sky even falling along on social media lately and frankly not what the hell are you thinking. I was at the point sky and at Brian Kelly then you know we debuted our podcast hotline bling. Yes that's right a number to call where you can ask all of burning travel questions one eight seven seven G. T. R. L.. You know what we did this for you our listeners we wanted you to be able to pick up the phone and ask your questions. Ninety styled lots of you are longtime listener. first-time caller will actually all of you are because this is the first time we're taking callers. You guys turned up. We loved hearing your beautiful voices and I'll admit some of these were a little tough to answer. I had to call in some backup so I'm excited to have Zach griff on our points thousand miles team points guy protege. Whatever you WANNA call him Zach? Thanks for helping out today. Thanks for having me Brian and since we launched the hotline in June when it was pride of answering some l._G._B._T.. Q. Travel related questions later on in the show so stay tuned after the break for those so let's get into it and hear what you had to tell us at the hotline eight seven seven T P G T._R.. Vio first question up from Morristown Tennessee. I had a quick question for you. I've done quite a bit of research on credit cards and offers and things of that so we're and I wanted to know if you had any advice tips tricks on how to get approved for specific Amex cards if you don't already have relationship with American Express and kind of how to build that relationship base all right south you're in a good spot because if you've never had an Amex card there's a good chance that Amex may target you with the richer offer them what they'll give anyone else. The first thing you want to do is go to card match so the points dot com slash card match and it won't pull on your credit but you'll put some simple information in and then it will check the super secret database with Amex and see if you are targeted for a special offer so the thing with car matches. You never know what you're going to get but we've seen up to one hundred thousand points for the Platinum Card which makes it an absolutely no brainer on the gold cards. We've seen sixty to seventy thousand points depending which is double what they're offering publicly so definitely check out card match but if you don't want to get into travel specific card starter card wise Amex everyday's probably a no brainer place to start. You'RE NOT GONNA get a massive sign up bonus and there's no annual fee but it's a great way to start a relationship credit profile to get that is a little bit less than what you'd expect from a platinum card so there's no set rules in terms of credit score but you should know your fico before applying for any credit card and let me be very clear if you're carrying balances. You don't WanNa do that on a card like an American Express charge card. That's going to charge you. Crazy rates for interest the point of the points game is to pay off your bills in full every month. Reap the value of your points and avoid paying interest so now that we have that out of the way you know generally upper six hundred can get a lot of credit cards but you definitely want to be in that seven hundred plus the higher the better and frankly once you're over seven thirty forty fifty. You'll have pretty much no issues as long as you don't have any blemishes on your credit report so even if you can't pay your Bill Info always always always pay your bill on time because your payment history and your debt to credit ratio are the two big factors of your score so once you get Amex every day you can always upgrade later on just note when you upgrade cards. You also don't usually get the biggest lineup bonus possible. It's usually best to apply brand new for another card so you can get the sign up bonus but always check the application a lot of times. If you have existing cards with a credit card company they may ban you from getting a sign up bonus for certain amount of time it really varies by Issuer by Card but always look on the application nation to see if there's any restrictions and getting that bonus all right now. We're GONNA take a quick pause to hear from our sponsors. Hey It's Jillian Keel from the points guy you you know there are three things that drives me crazy one people who put their seats back in economy to alternate side of the streets parking and three bad WIFI thankfully. I've got a solution to that last one it's called Eero. It's a system that provides fast and reliable connections to every he room in your house even in your backyard and it's incredibly easy to set up and with Eero plus your connection will not only be fast but also protected. 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I think that was recused nary when I had no elite status I remember those days. Let's hear from Caroline one so I recently graduated from Grad School. I had no status and no credit card then that I have a job making real money. I have the income of the time to dedicate couple of days to traveling rolling to try to build a status on a carrier so curious. If you had six to eight thousand dollars and four to seven days how would you build up status on a carrier and income which credit cards was used. Thanks all right. Here's the deal you know. If you have some status in an airline. Some Airlines will let you status match or challenge where they'll give you a fast-track status but that's not the case with you so you're starting from zero. I would pick an airline. The more you split up airlines and alliances the harder. It's going to be so being in Salt Lake. I would say you'd probably want to pick delta. They've got the most flights the most destinations that being said the second thing you might Wanna I do look at an airline Colbrad credit card. Usually the ones that get elite status are not cheap and you've got to spend a lot to get the elite miles but for example the Delta Preserve Card is going to give you fifteen thousand times for each thirty thousand spent and then if you spend sixty thousand or more earn another fifteen thousand M._Q._M.. So if you do spend a lot of money or have a business that can be really great way to jumpstart your status however it doesn't come cheap another thing you'll have to look at is if you want status these as it's not about how much she flies about how much you spend so look at the medallion qualifying dollars needed for each status level and thinks yourself am. I going to spend that much in flights on D.. L. Ticketed Delta Is D._O.. Flights and their partners it can be really. Confusing so before you get on the I call it the elite status hamster wheel because once you get on it it's really hard to get off once it gets going elite status kind of like a drug make sure that you cannot only hit those amount of dollars spent but dig into what qualifies because not all taxes and fees your whole ticket prices not gonNA be included in that amount and it gets really tricky on partners especially with Delta it might make sense to get status in a program like Alaska Airlines that partners with a bunch of different airlines just really depends on where you're going but being based out of Salt Lake City Delta's probably your best bet and they do make it the easiest if you're a big spender to get status through the credit card as a last-ditch option. I don't know where you work but some big companies do have set number of elite status to give to their top flyers and also delta diamonds can gift elite status to people's if you know someone begged them for elite status. My favorite tip is yes. It never hurts to ask onto our next question. A few of you asked about one. It makes sense to use a CO branded card over a travel rewards or general points card is better to use the American Express platinum cartoon book flight or her. Should I use the Delta Reserve Car to book flight. Thanks a lot keep up the great work really love your page all right so here's the thing you know in general using airline co branded cards some of them make you use the card in order to get the perks like free check bags so if you're checking a China bags with guests that can be hundreds of dollars in which case it would make sense to us to co brand now. When it comes to Delta versus AMEX PLATINUM AMEX Platinum's GonNa give you five x points versus two X on a Delta Co branded Amex pointer way more valuable as well so on points it makes more sense to use the platinum however there is a third party marching into the scene here? The Chase Sapphire reserve gives three x and chase points are really valuable as well. You might be thinking well three is less than five Brian. What the heck are you thinking but chase comes in with up to ten thousand dollars in trip protection and while most of the time you won't need to use his benefit? We had a lot of g readers stranded in Iceland when wow wear went under out of the blue you can you imagine waking up in an island in the middle of the Atlantic and being like a weight. I don't have a flight home and the only flights available are two thousand dollars for coach in the middle seat while for me the coach middle seat thing would be a non starter and I think I'd apply for Icelandic residency residency but for those who used their chase sapphire reserve chase covered up to ten thousand dollars to revoke themselves so they didn't have to wait for the airline or have someone helped them. They were able to book and then filed a claim and we heard a lot of T. p._G.. Readers had no problem album whatsoever. I in the past used city prestige. When I got stranded in Bali they paid up to five thousand dollars a person they have since rolled back a lot of those perks so city to fisk shame on you but Chase Sapphire Reserve Irv at three X on all travel and dining and those flight protections is a solid balance of points in perks in my humble opinion Zach? What do you think that I get that right you ever on for sure it almost always makes sense to put your travel airfare purchases on a transferable points currency cards such as as you mentioned this Chase Sapphire reserve or the Amex platinum but there's one thing to note that if you're really close to hitting elite status threshold let's say you're at Delta Gold and you want to get to Delta Platinum and and you have a little bit more travel coming up this year but not enough one of the things to consider about a CO branded card? Is that a lot of them offer medallion qualification miles or M._q._m.'s and that can be really easy way to top off your AH elite qualifying mile balance for the year in the Delta Reserves Case for every thirty thousand dollars you spend on the card you'll earn fifteen thousand medallion qualification miles and that's only up to sixty thousand dollars spent so in total from holding the Delta Reserve Card. You can earn thirty thousand M._Q._M.'s which in many cases is enough to get you bumped up to the next elite great point all right under next question. which is it better car to us? If you get the most value for point. Should I use my card at Marriott or should I use my chase affairs. They get three points at Marriott. Thank you now. Let's flip to hotels. If you stay in a Marriott should should use your sapphire reserve for three X or a bond boy boundless which gives six per dollar spent Marriott so we value merit around point eight cents a piece. That's going to give you four point eight percent back when you just look at the percent back in terms of points value and that Sapphire reserve gives three x but we volume at two cents that six percent so on the high level it would make sense to use a sapphire reserve because you're getting a more valuable points currency that gives you more flexibility down the line line however Zach. Is there ever case where you would use Marriott card over a reserve YEP. If you're really looking to top off your Mary Al Balance You definitely want to put that spend onto the Marriott card because there are no transferable points currencies that efficiently said points points into Marriott so in that case if you're looking top often award for like that recently opened j w Marriott in the Maldives definitely may be considered putting some of that spent on the Marriott cards you say melodies I say Maldives. What are you guys six? Excuse right here. We should do like a poll all right onto our next question. My question is how do you book other flights on different web portals and if I want to book a Delta flight using British adios or <music> something like that. I'm really confused about that. I'm trying to book a trip to Australia and Qantas wants a million plus points for lifelock seats so Zach griff travel guru at the point sky is going to answer for me the RB hey guys. I'm ZAC tease travel analysts answering your questions. Thanks Harrison from Fort Lauderdale for that question getting to Australia. Using miles is really hard especially. If you're looking to fly in premium cabin like this is the first class as as you mentioned Qantas rarely releases award seats in their premium cabins on the direct flights from the mainland you asked like Sydney Melbourne so the first step is you really have to be open and flexible about connecting there are so few flights that operate from the mainland U._S. directly to Australia and those that do are often sold out at passengers willing to pay premium in dollars end miles to fly on those nonstop flights. If you're opening connecting you'll will unlock a bunch more options that can help you get to Australia in comfort. One of my tips is look at flights that connect in the Middle East or an Asia Center based in south Florida to Middle East carriers that fly why directly from Miami and Fort Lauderdale over to the Middle East Qatar flies for Miami to Doha and Emirates flies nonstop from Fort Lauderdale to Dubai and from there you can oftentimes find availability on flights from the Middle East over over two different cities in Australia putting together night generally like that if you were to find saver award space can be much cheaper than the million miles that you were quoted <hes> with Qantas and it can also be extremely comfortable. If you're looking to redeem team for seats on Qatar Airways definitely check out American Airlines they have a great partner award chart with Qatar and if you are looking to redeem for flights on Emirates you can check out booking directly through their program. <hes> which is is a transfer partner of the American Express membership rewards program or you can. Maybe take a look at using Alaska Miles. You did mention that you were thinking about using British Airways Adios British Airways is a one world member so they wouldn't partner with Delta. Alta but one of the things to consider that they use a distance based award chart and since Australia's extremely far from South Florida Their Award Car Star often astronomically high four <hes> even for Savor Space <hes> in premium cabins from the east coast of America to Australia and while there aren't any direct flights from south Florida to Asia like Hong Kong or Beijing you can definitely take a look at connecting from south Florida to a gateway like Dallas or Denver or some of the West Coast cities like Los Angeles or San Francisco. Maybe spending a day or two there or connecting there than flying to let's say Hong Kong or Beijing and then from there piecing together AH flight to Australia as I said getting to Australia is really hard for more advice definitely take a look at the point sky. We've got some great guides on getting Australia. Using points in miles. Next question comes from Daniel in Cleveland Ohio. WHO's asking about the obvious program? My question is about the Ayios program specifically about Iberia British Airways and Aer Lingus. These are all airline programs that currently have a large credit card sign opportunities would it make sense to get all three of these cards and it's so could then combine them into one airline program and have one large stockpile of points. Thanks points guy loved the show love the site. It seems like Daniels a little bit confused as as I was back in the day about what exactly is going on. There's Iberia obvious there's British Airways obvious AER lingus factored into this equation what is going on here so the good news is with some exceptions. All obvious ideas can be combined if the accounts have been opened for longer than thirty days so let's say you have some obvious in your British Airways account and some obvious in your Iberia Account as long as your accounts have been opened in active for longer than thirty days. You'll have no problem combining them. One thing to note is that the Iberia obvious accounts they have to be active for at least ninety days but as long as they're active so there's some type of points transfer or something or points being earned. You'll have no problem combining the points allowing you to transfer points between your Iberia area and British Airways accounts opens up a lot more flexibility for when you're looking to redeem in some cases it definitely make sense to redeem Iberia Adios versus British Airways obvious and vice versa so make sure that you take a look in compare between the two especially especially as it relates to like the fuel surcharges and the taxes which can oftentimes be lower with Iberia obvious for tickets booked directly on Iberia in one last thing to note is many credit cards recently have had these huge transfer bonuses British Airways obvious and you can take advantage of that transferring your points to be with a bonus and then combining with your Iberia obvious if you're signing up for credit cards Amex chase have recently had huge transfer bonuses to break areas obvious so that's another thing to consider if you are looking to top off in Iberia obvious account you can combine those points that you transferred with a bonus to be a and then redeem from your Iberia Count Those two were great questions and if you did not get featured on this episode we will be having another around later this year. Don't forget to call us on our hotline. One eight seven seven T. P. G. T. R. V. L. and we made choose your voice voicemail in the next episode or executive or one smart cookie. If you WANNA follow Zach make sure you do on instagram underscore Zach gripped and I'm GonNa take it from here because I need to keep today improve that I've still got it as the points guy before the bracelets do one more. This is from Meredith in Chicago. I was calling to see if you had an easy way to know if flights using awards or upgrades were truly available. It's had a few instances where I've transferred chaser American Express points to united or another airline and only after transferring it does it then tell me that that particular flight is not eligible for the upgrade or the award points that previously stated and then I lose mild help get here for me doing great question. Merida's here is what I think so for the most part chase an Amex points transfer usually instantly to partners however there are some exceptions like Singapore Airlines with Singapore Singapore they will actually allow you to hold Singapore awards only not star Alliance awards and united transfers instantly from chase but sometimes you'll see what we call Phantom Award availability where you'll be on united dot com searching for awards words in an look like there's something available so you know your heart starts Peter Pattering Ooh. I'M GONNA fly Lufthansa First Class you go in you. Transfer your point and you go into book and I'm sorry there are no more seats available on this flight and you WanNa pull your hair out and scream and throw your monitor across the room been there almost done that. American Airlines does allow for award holds but in general most of the programs have switched away from allowing people to hold award so some of this game especially with transferable points. You really need understand the transfer times. Sometimes things happen that are out of your control for example. Tanya is having this legal situation where transferring Marriott points to Latonya is now held up in the courts for this wonky law they just passed or legislation that Lufthansa's translating interestingly interestingly about currencies and whether frequent flyer miles or actually a currency but basically there is some risk to this game but there's also a big reward so understanding the transfer times T._G._I.. Has Post on all the major transferable points currencies and how long takes and as a backup before you transfer if you WANNA call phone agent and confirm that the space is they're usually you can transfer while you're on the phone and book sometimes they will charge you a fee but if you need that peace of mind paying twenty five bucks might might give you that kind of insurance policy and once again you can always say hey. This wasn't working online so can you wave that phone booking fee because I couldn't do it online and a lot of times they will waive it. Just tell them the points guy said you could just kidding. I except no legal responsibility for waved phone fees seriously okay. This has been so much fun. I love hearing from you guys and we're not done yet. Keep it locked because I'm going to respond to some of your L._G._B._T._Q.. mccue travel questions that's all in honor of the summer of international pride and stonewall fifty right after the break. 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Leave your social media handle so if and when we answer your question we can make sure you hear it as promised the second half of this episode is going to cover your questions related to l._G._B._T._Q.. Travel the first one up is from Sam and what a fantastic one it is. Hey Brian my boyfriend and I are planning a trip to the mall deeds inspired by you. We booked with point at the saint it reads. It looks like a great property. We've enjoyed watching your videos on the property. The one question concern that I have is being a gay couple going to the Maldives and to the laws that are you know knowing that homosexuality is a crime there but we've also been encouraged to go knowing that you're it out gay male and that you enjoy the Maldives in that particular resort so much so what it by I do you have what are the do's and the Dell and even if I could be you know a little inappropriate you know even in in the bedroom. What's on off limit? Thank you so much. Look for two hearing from you and hope you're enjoying your champagne in movies and first-class by all right. Here's the thing there are a lot of places in the world that have laws against being gay you know the Maldives is a Muslim country so the Maldives is interesting. I've been five times and I've never for once felt uncomfortable and I've been with XS of mine and planning to go back because there's so many fabulous new hotels opening up the J. W. and the Waldorf Astoria which looked amazing and here's the thing on the main island of Molly Milo. I would probably be a little bit nervous to check in the airport hotel. I've stayed up before with my my boyfriend and it was not an issue at all but you gotta respect local cultures so the deeper you go into the island. I would probably be a little bit conservative but the thing about the Maldives is once you get to your resort. You're basically in the country of Marriott for example in the Saint Regis resorts are tiny little dots tolls they call them and and when you're there you're really in like the sort of Utopia yes there will be Maldivian people working at the resort and they're almost always extremely friendly and I've never once had any sort of judgment people work at resorts are used to seeing gay people the gays love to splurge especially at a saint regis so going to the Saint Regis Maldives. You won't not feel like you're being judged the G._m.. When I was there used to be the G._M.? Of the W Maldives which is one of the gas hotel chains in the world and I say that with love and I think he was British so basically you know when you're in the Maldives. It is a country with some interesting laws against L._G._B._T.. But when you're on the resort it's like you're in that resorts special place and you you should feel guilty of small or worried have a blast checkouts Mitee G._T.. Episodes on the Saint Regis Maldives you can just Google the point sky saint. We're just Maltese review. I'm actually with my ex-boyfriend in those videos and we had a blast and had no issues whatsoever all right. The next question is one. I think we all need to pay attention to Nolan from Minneapolis called in and had this to say my question for you is when someone with a trans identity is traveling to maybe Middle Eastern countries or countries that have put in repressive laws. What are some considerations that maybe some of the Trans identity should you'd been traveling those places? Thank you all right. Here's the deal according to Trans Equality Dot Org T._S._A.. Rules require that you provide your name gender and date of birth when making an airline reservation the secure flight program which they created after on eleven it checks the reservation information against government watchlist the gender information included in your reservation is used to eliminate false matches with the same or similar names not to evaluate a person's gender so to avoid hassles the name and date birth including your reservations should match the government issued photo I._D.. That you're going to provide at the airport now when you're going through the actual checkpoint the T._S._A.. Travel document checkers will check as you enter security to make sure that your name on on your I._D.. Matches your boarding pass. It does not matter whether your current gender presentation matches the gender marker on Your I._D.. Or your presentation in your I._D.. Photo and the say officers should not comment on this. I've talked to several trans travelers about this in fact at our T._S._A.. Pride March we had the gorgeous and charming Carmen Carreira and I asked her about traveling especially during her transition and she said that things now are actually actually pretty good but you can still have challenges so in the U._S.. Specifically I think the T._S._A.. Has Been trained to not give transpeople a hard time if the genders don't match what they think they see but of course no your rights no the roles and when traveling abroad especially in countries where L._G._B._T.. Rights are in question. You may have a hard time and I'm not the best person to answer that but that's why I recommend going to trans equality politics dot org and asking people who have experienced it firsthand. Thanks Nolan for asking that question before we go. I WANNA remind you to listen to episode number. 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