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"glenn harrington" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Out. Of. Necessity. But. I'm also not aware of the impact that other performers you know it's. It's not something that. I feel like it's hit or miss when I meet me people like no, it's Specifically, industry people like if I meet like A. Like. A. College guy or girl get started probably, not much. Find. Meet someone like an actor whatever like. A director thing. It seems to be pretty hit and miss with who who knows it, and what the impact on them has been. It's hard to get write your own. History in terms of how other people perceive and. Show well, then maybe it's A little bit of a good feeling. Just know dozens of Comedians people. I know that are trying to make shows not only in the pitch. It made all of us believe that we could do it, and again sunny is a legit show. You guys are obviously phenomenal and were from the beginning. So it's not like these guys. These instagram models got a, it wasn't bad. It was like Oh, if it's funny and you find someone, I, think we can agree i. mean one of the things that can be tricky to find someone willing to take a chance. When I worked with Judd. No I I would be standing next to a driver or a or anybody, and then I'll be saying like I just need to get ten minutes with with Mr, Tau like like you want someone to take a shot like the ad is the the vibe and always the mythology of always sunny for those that don't know I think you're picking up from the context. It's relatively unknown people. The TV show that. Again didn't just give us a touchstone in the pitch it. It gave a lot of people. Hope it gave me hope going like Oh, you can do it. You just have to find those special. That makes sense I never thought about that in terms of. The fact that no one really knew who we were before the show. So. You know it's not like. That would probably be very encouraging thing if I young starting out actor. Huge grab a camera and can show like. Where you guys didn't have that like men were really throwing a Frisbee into the into the abyss here when you were bitching it. Thirty positive that we could do it. Useful. I'm. Like I guess is the word thing. I mean, we all started fell. Very cocky. In terms of. I mean I. Think. We, all worked I just come off of a TV show, Louis, Guzman I the year. Before I'd done fifteen network TAT's tests during pilot season or whatever. The. Okay and Glenn Harrington Works and Rob Works a lot. So we kind of felt like, all right we. We're GONNA work. was that we could pull it off I. Think we were just saying. Yeah. Show Shot I. See you only nobody like now that I live in La. I'm like Oh. Yeah. I see why you didn't think throwing a Frisbee and the best fifteen that means you're in fifteen pilots basic. Are you tested? I was casting your tested, but you knew there was some quality. People did not me? Entities this guy, this guy at plus a show will not equal anything. This is what I will never tire talking about and I. Think there are a lot of people listening that are like when you have an idea and you believe in that, we want to see it through and this is something that I think was trimmed out of the sunny mythology. So maybe you could take me through a little bit. I. Know You did some theater and then take me take me to La. Are. Actually like to dispel the idea. But I've carried for decades that you guys were literally just like I think we can do this and you must have had a gangbusters bitch. You were working and you you had a time in your life where you were grinding. Yes. So. So. I went to college than it was at the Williamstown. Theatre Festival alive. Then I got an agent through that and I was in a great group of actors. There was myself in Sterling Brown Jimmy Simpson Kathryn Hahn. Be, just. The talent was incredible. And sort of boot camp for acted and you really learn. Okay. How do I? How do I shine in audition? How do I? How do you find that? Now? I'm just thinking about someone listening and they're like, well, that's incredible. How do I get a boot camp somebody had? It was a guy in my college who was a you know a guy who's thirty in college. On there, and he knew that I wanted to be an actor and he said you should check out this summer Vita festival and it's it's a really sort of prestigious one. In the first year I went that I just emptied trash cans and build sets, mason a line in the play, and then I kept auditioning and they had a program that I kept getting back in this. Great. This is the other side I love that stuff. But this is what crashing was about I was like the part. That's the montage. Yeah. Charlie sweeping is sort of the most interesting thing because to me, it's like it's like pulling back the bow, we all love the Arrow sailing through. Yeah. But you're you had. Even. Though you were three, we're getting to that later. But confident guys the believed that you had talent and thought you had something to offer. There was also some humility i. know we sound like old men, but I love stories of like you weren't entitled. You're like I'll take out the fucking trash oh. Yeah. I mean? Like I. Lived in new. York in a basement apartment didn't answer phones an waited tables and did the whole thing and then. By fourth summer or my third summer at that festival, a got an agent, some dominated play and said, hey I'll sign you. and. Then it started making money doing commercials. I did a lot of. Commercials in, you know the occasional like a few lines on law and order..
"glenn harrington" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Podcast is also a sponsor for Bob and his quest to chase the champion's tour he's been featured on does segments for wd IV Channel Four Called on the course with Krause and he's been training very hard in fact. I just got an update. Bob LOST FORTY FIVE POUNDS. And he's looks like a Rockstar and with Spring less than three weeks away. We are now going to introduce to our listeners. Golf tips with Bob. That reminds or that that rhymes with behind the bar. Word calling in the jar with Bob Krause. So we'RE GONNA SHARE. I golf tip from Bob later on as we interview our guest this week and so welcome to the show Mr John McGee a former and maybe still card-carrying. Pg Golf Professional. Is that a good introduction. John Emphasis on the former so so John as a guest. You should know that for Zim Vodka. Here what we do with This podcast is. We're always introducing some interesting Historical facts and It it's really fun We did a bunch of them for example on this day in nineteen. Oh four of course you know the Terry Olsen Eire's hockey guys. John the nine thousand nine hundred four in the Stanley Cup finals in Montreal. The Montreal Wanderers in the Ottawa Hockey Club played to a five five tie in Montreal was disqualified for refusing to play the second game in Ottawa. There you go that you didn't know that did not know that. Okay on this day in one thousand nine hundred forty beaten by a nose in both the nineteen thirty seven and nineteen thirty eight Santa Anita handicaps seabiscuit. The wonder horse finally wins the big cap in his final race in retires. The leading money winner horse of in the world didn't know that digital India and on this day in one thousand nine hundred seventy four. A grand jury concludes us. President Richard Nixon was involved in the Watergate. Cover up you probably knew about that or not. And here's one for you on this day in two thousand and four. The Indianapolis Colts signed quarterback Peyton manning to a seven year. Ninety eight million dollar deal with a thirty four and a half million dollars signing bonus the largest package to date in the NFL back in two thousand and four so there you go on this day in history. Well look good afternoon John. We're excited to have you here on behind. The Bar was vodka so let's get started and start making history ourselves so so John. Where are you from originally Ford Racing? Trevor City okay. Good place to be born and raised. Absolutely you've you must have seen a ton of growth and expansion in that that city. I mean it's isn't it? The second largest city in the state of Michigan NO GRANDE RAPIDS BIGGER THAN TRAVERSE CITY. Grand Rapids for sure lansing there. Okay Maybe even Muskegon it is. I think we are. The third largest traffic counts through the airport. Oh okay interesting so interesting so you. You grew up in traverse city. Did you go to school anywhere while I went to Catholic Schools in Detroit and travers And then ended up going to North Western Michigan College In Trevor City as well interesting. Indra graduation in. I'm assuming then maybe even high school you play golf or you're a Catholic high school team. I did I join the team. Having played one nine hole round of golf when I was fifteen I joined it a month before turning sixteen. 'cause I was tired of getting hurt playing football so small so you did play other sports. I did All for a bit and then Four years of basketball and for years baseball. Okay awesome so clearly I I I see where the eye hand coordination comes from. I suppose so. Yes so Well so tell us what inspired you to continue to pursue golf and become a PG golf professional for well At School College I was going to school to be financial analyst and Or accountant so has taken a lot of Accounting classes and TRIG and grab ability and Statistics and business loss on and so forth and one day I had an epiphany getting ready for class one morning and looked in the mirror and I said you are preparing yourself to sitting behind a desk for the rest of your professional career and I was already doing things as A lot of the golf professionals were doing During my summer job I was a ski professional. Nordic Ski Professional Already Really Uh Moss country ski so I thought to myself you know what maybe I go down this road and I called up the pro. I was working for ten Hornak and I said what do you think what do I gotTa do? Does it make sense and Kind of went from there. We'll very cool. Well I mean. How many years were you a golf professional? And you were of the golf professional traverse city golf and Country Club. Are you not ever? There was that grand traverse resort. I began their Then I moved to Fort Lauderdale. Country Club was at Fort Lauderdale Country Club. For for four years I was at Shanty Creek resort Working for longtime PJ guy. Roger Gibara Know Roger Guy Up Your Great Guy. Very Good Guy I opened up the WEISKOPF facility. Cedar River sure and ran that for a year and then Through some contacts I had back from Florida from prior years. I went down opened a facility. Twenty five minutes south west of Disneyworld Called Poinciana little town called Poinciana. Sola Vida is the community and Stonegate Golf Club. Was the club that help open up in. May of two thousand very there worked for easy. Go Golf cars for five years and I was faced with another move and I didn't want to move again from traverse city. Can't say I blame you for not wanting to move because it is glorious and spectacular up there especially in the summer but it is remarkable place in this is a great segue then for our listeners. As well as those watching on facebook live to tell a little bit about John as it relates to what he does now in and I'll give you a brief overview but I believe he has a partner and he is the owner operator of numerous restaurants in bars in the greater traverse city area. In fact Of course Jon will confirm list but Harrington's by the Bay McGee's thirty one McGee seventy-two Serena Slate and I also believe that you own and operate a Bagel and ranchers bagels and bakery and a catering firm so this is a great segue to find out how John Transition from being a PGA golf professional in northern Michigan. For All these other venues he was at as he just are titillated and to getting into the hospitality. Business switches equally as hard. I'm sure as being a PG Golf Professional. Yeah it's it's kind of like going from the frying pan to the fire. I bet so. Yeah in two thousand seven. I was when I was faced with that move Nothing in the region was available To my liking in the golf industry I had been offered positions back in Florida and one in Arizona that was very enticing but Being one of nine and everybody had at least if not their primary homes and travers. They had a secondary home. Mom and dad were still in town And Living Dad was not well at the time and I didn't know how much longer he would. He would be with us in the world so I made that big leap of faith. Knowing that you know I've got some interpersonal skills that I think can translate into another career Or certainly hoping and I foot the faith in God that I was making the and Couple years later I took a position with Apache trout. Grill a well known Restaurants your location and travers very familiar with and I was in the interview process with now my business partner Glenn Harrington who had just about six months prior he moved up from grand rapids and took the general manager's position and he and The owner sister who was a manager at the restaurant Were interviewing me and she said you know John. I'm not in. We're we're not in the training Ground here were very established. And I don't see a whole lot of restaurant experience on your application and resume and I said well no. I've got a little bit of bartending. But that's that's the extent of it but I've been in the relationship business for twenty plus years and sales for twenty plus years right voice as a golf professional. You you do it all About knows that very well. I'm certain yes and I told him. I said if if you don't run your operation cultivated by relationships than I should be actually get up from the table and leave right now and we continue the interview and I was Kinda concerned because it was about three four five weeks might even gone by and I called in a couple of times checked with a couple of context that I had. Are you hearing anything? And so finally they called me back and I got hired as a bartender and server And I was gladly took that position I again. I didn't know what I was going to do in my life but that filled up a spot for the time being put food on the on the table for me and my kids is your We became a manager about five six months into my bartending and serving and Glennon I that. Gm He kind of we have similar philosophies and processes on operations and you know I was an operations for for again for nineteen years in the Gulf business and We kind of looked at each other one day. I don't WanNa work for anybody anymore. And he said well. I don't want to work for anymore. We we rub two nickels together and said boy. We need to find some help. We ended up reaching out to some family and some friends and That was In Two thousand eleven in March we we started Harrington's by the bay. Wow well you know. That's a great story it. It just underscores the greatest concept's come from realizing wait I can. I can probably do this in. That can probably do it better than the person I'm working for right now. Let's put together a plan. And let's launch. I mean and that's what's so great about Doggonit America the Free Enterprise System Poodle. There's no no question about that and in a restaurant tour was gonNA comment. There's another restaurant guy that I've known who moved up here from Indiana opened Several Luciana Rita's. There were several of them throughout the throughout the state of Michigan. Sure and he told me.
"glenn harrington" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The day as well in fact all the Christmas and new year's eve outpaced sales in that respect about his correspondent James flitted mothers against drunk driving says more than a hundred people died in crashes on this day the day before thanksgiving from twenty thirteen to twenty seventeen that was to red Sox the more socks just unveiled their new logo but another baseball teams now crying foul the Wareham gate banned from the Cape Cod league say they noticed a similarity between them W. in the wool socks and the W. in their logo Glenn Harrington is vice president of the where him gave man the board members that were added that the Debbie address family strong likeness to out got betel those being news one of the W. is that the I will fax that and you know if we had trade mark that W. Harrison says he is called the socks to try to resolve the matter instead of through litigation but he says he's not sure right now what the resolution might be but the listen to anything it's become a pre thanksgiving tradition the body shows Turkey toss schools going head to head tossing around some frozen birds this is Chris father took in this year's festivities it started out as just a goof what blossomed into something big this wasn't supposed to happen this is beyond imagining that we had thousands of kids here today Matt Siegel hosts the Maddie show in their annual Turkey toss that's awesome it really is it's just so much fun you know it's become my thank you a tradition twelve schools twenty four athletes to ever tosses the bird farthest in real then the catch is to clear the Victor the winning do today and the song was the from ever tight school world died.
"glenn harrington" Discussed on Smart Companies Thinking Bigger
"Business. Now, I'm your host Kelly Canlas. Thank you for joining. We hear a lot about midlife crises, the term has become so ingrained in our popular culture that it's tossed about casually to describe just about any unhappy or anxious period. Middle aged person experiences. Even people who outwardly seem to have it all, don't escape it. So it was for our guest today. August Taraq it co founder of MTV and the an Email at work who seemed to be leading an especially blessed life, but it wasn't until a skydiving accident that led to multiple encounters with the Trappist monks that Taraq truly embraced the redemptive power of leading an authentically purposeful life in two thousand and four track decided to enter the John Templeton foundation's power of purpose as a contest by answering the question, what is the purpose of life? He had thirty five hundred words in which he could express his thoughts, though. He'd never written anything for publication before his essay brother, John, which was an essay about an actual Christmas, even counter at met can Abby, one, the one hundred thousand dollar grand prize. Tracks latest book, brother. John, a monk up Bill Graham and the purpose of life, combines his Templeton prize winning essay with the illustrations of the award winning artist Glenn Harrington to offer an inspirational message of meaning and purpose to a world that for so many seems to lack, meaning and purpose. Now, a retired entrepreneur and corporate executive Taraq in twenty thirteen. Also published the book business secrets of the Trappist monks, one C, E, O's quest for meaning and purpose. Here's August reflecting on the skydiving accident that triggered an emotional crisis and led him to the Trappist monks, where he some. Times lives for months at a time. So these college students in nineteen ninety six actually students from Duke University down here where I live coaxed me into going skydiving with them. And I jumped out of an airplane and smashed my right? Angled ankle smithereens to compound fracture. All right.
"glenn harrington" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Today. How one school in Birmingham is trying to tackle segregation among British kits and in opinion, the guardians parliamentary sketch writer on how the culture in parliament has shifted as we hurtle into one of the most important weeks in the recent political history. Of just walk up. That day care. It's six. Usually when I put on news it. It's seven o'clock now, so seconds. He's brushing my teeth. There are big divisions in our society and evidence suggests that these problems begin early on in life. The many kids are growing up in segregated schools. Divers from areas. I know a boy from Saudi will be different than boys from say Newtown lady would hawk or just walk into the station. Now, it's really doc and cold, but you are being made to try and understand these divides. And these kids all attend to new school in Birmingham, a city that has some of the most segregated schools in the country, and this school has been built on an innovative principle different to me because when I was in school, it was like black or white. There wasn't really any different middle ground or anything. So it was really cool to know some money Spanish. Yeah. School with my Kathy as being say, hi. Hi, that's school is taking radical steps to radically. Segregation about to leave is seven three. Cam is one of the people's at the university of Bellingham school and he travels for an hour every day to get there. So we're gonna get in the next and it's seventy because this school's idea is to draw people's not just from one surrounding area. The from a range various from far across the fifty number seventy four. It might sound simple. This is the only school. We can find doing this in the UK. From the garden. I'm indirection today in focus could this brand new system helped to end segregation in schools. Okay. So because of the way the UK school system usually works wave catchment areas where schools pick people's from the local area schools, very often lack diversity. So I'm no, what is the long-term impact of this on society. This has been quite hard to measure. But that was a really good study that was released this year by Simon burgers, who's a researcher at Bristol university. And it found that if you went to a school way, you want really having what he calls meaningful interaction with people who have other ethnicities religions class. You didn't have a great impression of those people because it was largely defined by one. What you see in the media in to your parents and your community said of those people. Godley motor. I'm maiden has been looking into the university of Birmingham school. Do you ended up having these hostile feelings towards them? And then that kind of goes on to influence, the kind of adult that you are be find when you went to school that was really well integrate and end up having that important nuance. They need to cultural society, how segregated are Ye case schools so segregation in UK scores has been overall going down different kids from different ethnicities are mixing more, which is great. But there are some areas and some major cities where it's in schools, it's remained up any high. And there's also the problem of really awkward way reallocate school places include catchment areas, where the close you ought to the school the higher chance you have of getting into that school who can go to that school is largely defined by who can afford that sir and move each and who can afford to live in that really nice area, right and house prices go up solution that better and it's kinda like a bit of a visual. It's like this. Slow bubble. If people think to use the word segregation in relation to schools really makes you think of apartheid and the civil rights movement. And yes tapes. Yes. So when we talk about separation mind thinks of how intense civil rights movement was to try to integrate back in white students. That's not really the case here in the UK say relation here much much lower. But is still worrying levels. So I think with the rise of Trump, and Brexit and some of the new enthusiasm that we're seeing for the far right one question. That's been bugging me was how do we make sure people don't hate each other fear each other or have these hostile feelings towards each other? So I went to school in Birmingham that just opened a few years ago and wondered well does it have the answers there. So I was reading the government's Green Paper integration, and they point to the university of Birmingham school as a great example for having quite integrate student population. When you I read about it. What did you think more? Because I was like they have four catchment areas. And that's just even now I've been able to find anything like there's these kids being essentially bust from one of the city to another. But this isn't Birmingham, Alabama. It's Birmingham UK. The integration is created by this unique system that they've developed cool. The nodal system is a great name. Tell me how the nodal system works, essentially, they have four nodes across the city by nodes. They basically mean an area. So the school takes fifty percent of his income from Celio. And that's where it's based. And then he takes DR the three which is sixteen point six percent from hall. Green jewelry Koto and small heath. So those three notes are specifically put there they are some of the most deprived parts of bumming. So I started day meeting. This kid called Cam Cameron. The way I think now is not the way that before. And I feel proud of myself of that because I changes everything. Yeah. Fourteen years old really really loving kind kid who travels for over an hour to get to school. Obviously, it's actually completely happened. When the U K for to be getting up early and troubling that far he lives on the tenth floor in this tower block. Whereabouts. Does he live in Birmingham? He lives in an area code jewelry. Kuta it's round then northwest ramming, and we're gonna walk. We're gonna cross the road. And we're going to go in that direction. It's really up and coming area that's historically been really deprived. But it's been gentrified. So we're seeing these new flats mixed in with a tower blocks and different estates gets his first. And then that's going. He meets his friend wearing should use to Glenn Harrington case Glen Lyn. They can talk for England. That's for sure.
"glenn harrington" Discussed on The Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff
"Come on lead on the facts for me. Well, I could talk about you know, the facts that, you know, not just amongst that. I know that the the beer the Belgian beer amongst the that they line up for miles and miles to get their beer, and they can't even make enough of it. And you can only get two cases. If you look at these every grocery store to America. Now covers carries the Trappist jelly from Spencer. And and the monks that I hang out with their doing mushrooms now, and there's no way hectic and keep up with the demand for executive mushrooms, if they're growing the brand that the the trap is brand is unbelievable Amish furniture, Amish kitchen construction, you know, the brand is is unbelievable. But the so to me that is the yeah. As the real the reputation that they have for quality for neck tremendous pricing power as well. Yeah. So so I don't know. I don't think that everybody kinda realizes that you know. So so what's the secret to the success? Are they worried about profits? Are they thinking about profits? What's their secret to success part of our conversation of the purpose of life? I guess at absolute that secret to their success is selflessness. So. Got it the more. I just repeat this like, my my mantra is the more successfully we forget, our selfish motivations the more successful. We become. And so this so selflessness is exactly what the monks. The most. Do. They're not concerned with their selfish motivations. I also like to say it's in our own self interest to forget our self interest. Excuse me. Let's talk about business for a second. I'm I'm leadership contributor for Forbes dot com. And what and I give a lot of speeches about a white. What do I found the table? What's the biggest single mistake that people who want who want to be leaders make they're going to leadership because they wanna be personally successful. They wanna make more money. They wanna get more prestige. They don't realize that the purpose of leadership is not to make me successful. It's to make other people successful. And the more successfully I forget about my own promotions. Forget about my own career. Forget about everything this could happen to me. And and fanatically concentrate on making other people successful making other people promoted the faster. I get promoted Augie. That's a tall order, man. In today's world. I mean, that's a tall. Order convinced me that I should be so selflessness. Let me say that word again. So. I don't know if the word is convinced, but talk to me more about that got all kinds of crisis going on in the world today. And let's let's keep it to- America. We got things like the opioid crisis. We've got we've got suicide rates. We've got that are high. Talk to me about how this all your work your business business. What you're writing about the purpose of like try to do the best. You can connect those dots for me. Well, the there was a great article Andrew Solomon read an article for New York magazine about the opioid crisis and permit me let me run this quote by said this nation pioneered modern life now. Epoch members of Americans are killing themselves with opioids to escape it see this epidemic as simply a pharmaceutical or chemically addictive problem is to miss something critical. That is spare the Kirby make so many want to fly away. Opioids or just one of the ways Americans are trying to cope with an inhuman new world where everything is flat where communication is virtual and where those core elements of human happiness faith, family community seemed to do so many until we until we resolve these deeper, social and psychological problems until we discuss. A new meaning or reimagined are over login or reinvent our way of life. I am afraid the poppy will flourish. And to me, what is what he talks about. In that article is a spiritual crisis of higher meaning and purpose of of having something bigger than yourself to live for. And that is what is missing from some. And that's what the monks have. They have a mission. Lou Mobley used to say all the time. What is the purpose of what's another perfect leadership is to provide a mission a mission so attractive so Allred compasses that people forget about their selfish interests because they want to be part of the mission. They wanna be part of the solution. And I say, I was privileged one. Another thing for my sale. I came up through sales, and I was good enough at it that I was actually on the cover of sale selling magazine at one point. And so when I say this, I think I have some chops to be able to you know, every great salesman knows that the more. He forgets about himself forgets about his product forgets about his commissions forgets about everything is quota and concentrates instead on helping his customer. The Commission's take care of themselves. And you talk about that in the business secrets of the Trappist monks, which is again by August Turek, you'll want to get that book but were contributing to the health and wellbeing. My say we in a small lake to the business builders show, your your book brother, John, a monk, a pilgrim and the purpose of life is just absolutely beautiful. It's illustrated by the paintings at the abbey are by Glenn Harrington. It is absolutely outstanding. Give
"glenn harrington" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Dot com. We're talking today to August Terekhov and and his. The book is called brother, John. It's a fable. Can I call it a fable? It's an essay, what would you like us to call it? Well, you know, I I don't mind the story is what I what I usually refer to because it's a fable kind of. I think it it definitely works as a fable. I mean, it's got a universal appeal and that, but it is a true absolutely true story of the encounter between me and brother, John that takes place on Christmas Eve, which by the way is really great for the book because there's a tie into Christmas and people are using it as a Christmas gift, but actually took place and everything in the book is factual. So in a in that sense. It's not a fable. But on the other side, it's a bit myth people ask all the time. Why don't you ever see brother John's faith and the artist was very specific about that? He didn't wanna show brother George face because brother. Josh just saw brother John last weekend. He's he's he's a real, man. But on the other hand, he's a he's a symbol in this book. He's a Christ figure or a mythical figure or whatever you wanna make him. He's he, but he's bigger than just a human human being. So it's important that he didn't want. He didn't wanna over for more anthropomorphized. In other words, making too much of a physical physical human being. Yeah. I like that as well. I'm comfortable with the idea of a fable as long as people understand that. It's a true story. It'd make it up. I want to go back to. The the the the the book the artistry the way in which it's put together and Glenn first of all Clinton Harrington is an internationally recognized artist. And his paintings have been featured in American arts quarterly, and he he has X exhibitions in New York, and Japan and has exhibited at the Norman Rockwell museum and the museum of American it was straight wins. And it goes on and on and on his his oil gonna throw away their Frank is he also did the golf hall of fame golfer myself. So all the great golfer. Jack Nicklaus all their portrait's. Oh, that's right. Yeah. Yeah. He's a really extraordinary artist. And so between the story. And the artwork. I mean, we're talking about an absolutely if you if you have somebody who is feeling a little down or under if you know of someone that could use a little spiritual charge, and at this time of the year, who doesn't I don't I don't know. But all of you that I did the silliest thing and went in the car the other day on I think it was black Friday or Saturday or. Stays in the mall and people were just so rude. And beeping and and screaming and blowing their horns, and there was no. No patience whatsoever. We're so you can see that. We are. We are stressed as Americans. And this book brother, John is just such a respite from that insanity that we call life right now, especially this time of year when it should be about humanity. I I couldn't agree. I couldn't agree with you more, Frankie, you know, you know. Let me quickly tell your your your your your listeners. What book is about? Because I went down there when I was experiencing a crisis in my life back in nineteen ninety six is the first time went down there. I was in a very very severe depression. I was searching desperately for answers and an again and other coincidence. Coincidence has sent me down the Mexican abbey, and I came back again and again for weekends. And then I apply for what is called monastic guest program. And that means that you actually live with the monks and your part time fundamentally you get up at three in the morning with them, and you pray with them, and you work with them. And you do every even wear your own kind of a rope. And so I applied to get down for Christmas for three weeks. Stay with them as a monastic gas. They accepted me, and I went down there and on Christmas Eve, I was at Christmas Eve mass or Christmas Eve, you get up at three o'clock in the morning, but instead of going to bed at eight o'clock at night. Usually would you stay up for math at eight o'clock. And so then there's a party afterwards, which is extremely rare to Trappist monastery. So he gets apple cider cookies gingerbread at ten thirty or so, but I'm standing at this party out on my feet. I'm exhausted. I've been working and I've been up since three in the morning. So I start heading for the door. And send me I realized the rain is beating down on the on the it's thirty eight degrees outside and it's raining and got to walk all the way back to my room. It's about one hundred fifty yards and I'll be soaked. When I opened the door the light toward out in it. You know, and I saw this figure standing on her umbrella, I squinted, and it was brother, John, and I said brother, John, what are you doing? And he said I'm here to walk those forgot their umbrellas back to their rooms. And I'm and I was just blown away. I mean, here's a man who's been in the monastery forty years. Here's a man who gets up at two thirty in the morning, so they can make copy for the other monks. Here's a man who's the busiest guy in the monastery Forman. And he gets one party a year rather than he is gingerbread. He standing outside the rain just in case a jerk. Like Beasley forgot his umbrella. That the opposite of beeping your horn and screaming at people and my rights and me me me. I gotta have you know, you know. I was here. I, you know, he he he's and he exactly that was my parking space. You know? Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. I've I've known him now for twenty I was just on at the monastery in the monastery gay five hundred copies of brother John to their key benefactors as a gift, and we asked brother John to sign him. He's eighty years old. He sat and signed six five hundred copies that book with standing up later on when we were table giving them away as the as the guests. We're we're going to dinner we were giving them away to table. I said to him 'cause they catered a meal for this for the guests. And I said brother Johnny said would you like to win and get a nice meal catered Neil? And he said grab a plate. He said. Oh, no, no, no. I'll get a peanut butter sandwich later. I want to be here for the people to hand out these books. Wow. I've known them in twenty two years. And and it's no fluke city standing outside in the rain. Of course, that becomes part of the story is the confrontational nature of that. How does one become like brother, John? How does one? Yeah. How does how does one become live is effortlessly, how do you live from a position of love effortlessly? Instead of through gritted teeth where you say, oh, I gotta go out there in the rain to L. No, that's not the way he lives at all. So that's what I that's what the rest of this. Well, the book is it as a real tribute to to you and the and the the spiritual life that you have chosen and your foundation is the recipient itself. Knowledge symposium foundation. The book is called brother. John in August. Oh my gosh. This was just an absolute to light. Congratulations. You and and Glenn Harrington have made a magnificent masterpiece for those of us that need a little goodwill and need a little jolt of something other than the stresses of everyday life. Well, I a very gratified to be able to tell you Frank. The book is flying off the shelves..
"glenn harrington" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"It's a show about living in today's world famous happening. Frankie enthusiastically brings an amazing eclectic mix to the airwaves got that. Right. One of the reasons she's earned legions of loyal fans. Very simple. When you listen to the Frankie Boyer show. You just never know. What's going to happen? So listen for yourself. Frankie boyer. And welcome nice to have you with us right here. On biz talk radio. I have to tell you that we we have a very very wonderful. I guessed actually he's doing a couple of segments with us today. You know him because he's an award winning author speaker and contributor for Forbes dot com, and the BBC f why he is the founder of the spiritual and educational nonprofit, the self-knowledge symposium pound Asian. And his book business secrets of the Trappist monks was published by Columbia business. School publishing and everybody including myself. Was so impressed with that book. Well, he's back at it. This is absolutely. You know, when you look at it children's book, and you go through the the the pictures and the artwork, and you are absolutely enthralled. And you say why can't we have a picture book with beautiful magnificent paintings, would it would it equally magnificent story? Well, we do now is it dealt. The book is called brother, John among a pilgrim and the purpose of life, and the author is none other than August terrific. And he is with us today and Glenn Harrington did the artwork and as an artist this artwork is absolutely gosh. These these paintings are magnificent artist. Welcome back. I'm so excited to be with you Frankie back again. It's great to hear your voice. So you have been involved with this monastery for many years, and you say that it really helped you during a very difficult time in your life. But before we go there most people do not realize what happens outta monastery and a Trappist monastery and the production. They do and the contribution. They give to all of us. So can you just share a little piece of that? And how we buy products that there's there is jams and all kinds of products and do share that part of the story again with us. Please. Well, you know, I. The monks Trappist monks. Tradition has a couple of aspects to a one is hospitality. So they have to welcome people to come and visit them so map cabbie, which is the we'll talk to you about has a wonderful retreat center. The other thing is that they're expected to support themselves and since one thousand AD they been creating businesses are usually they they they like to work with their hands, though, they do kinds of things like make jams jellies are fruitcakes or beer famous for making beer in Europe. People lineup twenty five miles park on the side of the road, and in places in Belgium, hoping they'll get there two cases of beer from the monks Meccan abbey where I've been going since nineteen ninety six they were in the business forty thousand chickens when I first got there. Now, they're in the mushroom business. They make exotic mushrooms they grow exotic mushrooms, and I can't remember the name of them. But they sell them to the local grocery stores in the local restaurant. And so they're they're there are self supporting community, and they have a motto. Their motto is ORA at Missouri, which means prayer and work. So I said in my other book that you mentioned business secrets to the Trappist monks. I said, you know, for Trappist monk work is a form of prayer and prayer is a form of work. So it's really all one thing. But they're they're they're considered can template of monks because their main thing is Turkey times a day, and they meditate and they keep silent as much as they can. And so it's a very contemporary place based on ten ten thousand acres that were given to them by the loose family. You know, Henry Louis was. Yeah. Sports Illustrated, tiding, his wife Clare Boothe was very famous intellectual writer in the thirty making thirties and forties. And this was their winter estate on the Cooper river. It's just gorgeous down where you can see from the paintings that the Glenn did our gives you an idea of how incredibly beautiful the monastery is. This. This book is is perfect for right now. I mean, you couldn't ask for a more beautiful story sable and yet. Many people are not aware that this came about. And it's such an interesting story of how it came about. And you won the Templeton prize, and you received one hundred thousand dollars for this story of brother, John and. It's such a great story of how this this just came about in spite of you. Yeah. It kind of like Kennedy. Well, it it had its own organic origin that really I mean, you're just a vehicle, and and you know, you kind of just got out of the way and let it happen. That's a fantastic point that I that. I always say in my I said to my business secrets to the Trappist monks book. I said amongst arches know how to make success happen. They know how to let success happened, and that's probably the most important lesson. They have to teach us which I tried to get across in my book. And I in in meanwhile in my own life. It's parallel that because what happened to me was that I was not for and we built up we started out a couple thousand dollars where I love about my original book, personally, my own personal favorite thing is that I'm able to show people that I actually built a couple of software companies were eventually sold for one hundred and fifty million dollars by using the very same trap techniques that I'm telling people work for the monks. So don't tell me that this doesn't work for regular people, which are for me. But meanwhile, then I was coaching college students in two thousand four some of my Duke University students Sharon's me to enter this essay contest at the temple. Open foundation. It was called the power purpose essay contest and thirty five hundred words or less cancer. The question what is the purpose of life, and they go to me into it. And I started I'd never written anything before. I realized when I looked at the rules. I was up against rabies published material is up against professional writers as it turned out, by the way, ten thousand essays were submitted from forty seven countries. Wow. I knew that I was up against some competition here. But I try to write something I was getting nowhere. Another one of my students said I was complaining to him. And he said, why don't you just write that story about brother, John that you're always telling us? I thought well what the heck, you know? I was up against a deadline, by the way, the contest going on for eighteen months. I found out about it with about ten days before the headline. So that's what I made it the way organically kind of just on folded. Why I wrote the essay in two days I edited for another couple of days, and and I submitted it and Baker I forgot about I remember exit Franken, I remember exactly how I felt. I felt this is no way that an hack this is gonna win..
"glenn harrington" Discussed on The Film Vault
"Yes, indeed is the film though. Welcome everyone to the film bought as Anderson. I'm Brian Bishop your house today. Very excited about this topic. Top-five loose cannons those cannons turns out some very interesting fun characters. This canon. Very fun characters and film. I had a hard time finding. List. So most of mine from top of mind and that weird. You think it'd be more? Yes, not really a subcategory that gets a lot of love out there. Weird. Yeah, I found I found a couple. You probably found some to about loose cannon cops? Yeah, like plays buys own rules. Exactly. What we're talking about. Some of the my favorite movie characters are gonna make an appearance. Absolutely. I totally agree. And I always, I usually try and find a way to like Param down coal them. You know what I mean? So what I did that a decent fatty list fill characters absolutely love. And I decided to only go with ones where you know thing, it's kind of rare and movies, but like you're scared every time, a character on screen. I don't know what's going to happen. The unprincipled element. Yes, yes. So I went with the scariest of the list and for the most part, all five of mine are characters. When I I saw the film every time they're in a scene with other human beings. I was terrified for all those games. Well, done well done. You can make the case, I suppose for mine as well. We'll get into that a little bit later. I got to pay off from last week. What's that body? The planets aligned. Logan. It was on. Was it on the patriot episode of this episode? I think it was this episode, the main, the main episode. Oh, Glenn Howard zinn? Yeah, Glenn Harrington from it's always sunny how Andersen used to buddy up with them and he would. He would have the he, he, he saw you write his buddy right. Remember which episode it was. It was definitely I talked about it on this program. This very recently, not even remembering that we're going to be going to Dr drew sixtieth birthday party bash, where I probably would have run into even a couple of weeks ago. I sent out a spectrum to be there when I realized what I saw like, oh, I wonder about Glenn will be there because Glenn that drew has dinner with his wife. So here's the deal where drew sixtieth birthday? Right. It's a big thing. Closedown s TK the big steakhouse in in Westwood and what's fantastic for me. When I got the invitation, I was like, fuck is going to be downtown Pasadena or somewhere. Horrible. No important. So we're there aside Anderson. He's western himself with the actors Astor crew in the corner of the rest of them ocean out really crew at Mike Catholic over there. Bianca, Kylie, Catherine, at that point. And then Dave king of all Mexicans producer of the Kevin and bean show is back there with Christel my God Carnegie, okay. There. Their current Carney Carney Carnegie Carney Carney, wasn't there Chris. Carney. Her last name's Carney, and there's a Kristen Carney Krista Carnegie. I was getting fused. I almost call them when after call one of them in my phone always almost wrong one. Yes. Krista Carnegie, Kristen is. Yeah, I actually directed a short that she wrote that still completed. That's the juice she's the. Yes, the talking in code right now. Let's just move on. Okay. So I and as I said at Tyler and everyone in their over there in the corner of I'm gonna walk around, go to the bar, do all thing. We're standing standing quick though. Let's just much sure that it was on the actual episode might have been on the patriots. Just quick recap number years ago, I'm really bad at business networking and helping myself out and selling myself and a number of years ago we had Glenn on Glenn. How often coming actor named Glenn Howard's of it's always sunny in Philadelphia. He plays Dennis and actually got him booked on love line. Originally when the when it's always sunny in Philadelphia was still a very fringe shows before exploded into what it was was on the first year..