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'Mind Over Money', a Brand New Podcast from NRIF!

No Really, I’m Fine

01:12 min | 2 weeks ago

'Mind Over Money', a Brand New Podcast from NRIF!

"Hi everyone we hoped your keeping safe and well. We've been quiet for a while. Now that's because we've been working on a brand new podcast. We're very excited to bring you mind over money in association with not West. This new six pop series we'll be looking at how money can have a huge impact on our well-being. Whole. Mental health can make ending a managing money harder. Worrying about it can also make it wes. We want to help Hollis MS break out of this vicious cycle, which hopefully mind over money will do. Now as you may know from New William Fine we are not experts. We are here to make you feel less alone. This new podcast hate give you advice guidance and real life experiences news with struggled with their financial wellbeing. Remember in order to look after all money we I must look after all minds.

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Ep 5 Pam And Hollis

Sorry To Hear That

16:03 min | 9 months ago

Ep 5 Pam And Hollis

"I was all over the place I was all at work. I was all over the place. I had my door shut a couple of times because I was just in new just doing breathing. Exercises just is kind of keep it together. You know in the I was on a couple of conference calls. That kind of help distraction but emotionally I was I was all over the place and I guess also saying like if you get the call and your year working you're going to be able to handle you know to be able to get yourself to the elevator and get yourself in the car and get yourself. Well maybe you should just go home right now. This is sorry to hear that. A podcast Casper people trying to understand grief and loss. I'm Jay Williams. The last time I saw him we had such a good. Doesn't it was over Christmas Christmas and it was such a good that I think kind of vaulted then when I was there that that if this was the last time seeing him I'll be okay running as pam in our here to talk about my dad halls Pam last saw her father Hollis at Christmas time Hollis died in February early the next year all her siblings were there with her father at the hospital in mean Pam stayed at her home in waited for the phone. Call had been on dialysis for several years. Here's on top of that. He ended up having some heart problems and he own into heart failure in and out of the hospital sick the qualities in the hospital with an infection and he ended up subject and my dad passed before were they had to amputees lakes. Because that's what he was coming down to the night that I got the call I knew I was GONNA to get the call and I knew I knew it was part of me that I felt like. I didn't want to be by myself. This guy that I wanted to go and have a drink. I was like okay. I'll go ordered the drink and within fifteen minutes maybe two sips the drink. I look down my phone's during and I see that it's my brother and I know I knew that was my call after returning to the table. The man Pam was with such her that she looked like someone had died and well. That's what happened. Hollis had died and she had just learned about it from her brother. It's crazy when we say things are actually true out loud. I'm sure he meant it as a joke but he was a little on the nose. Don't you think doc I was so afraid that if I went back to seem the way he was. That's not what I wanted to remember summer. I wanted to remember him how he was and how we were at Christmas time. If I had gone to the hospital and and he wasn't I that's that's not however and I honestly I think that I sometimes I do a lot of things on. How Got Phelan's like you? What does it need whether they call it intuition? I do a lot of things on intuition. I never felt I never got that Alan to ga now. I really didn't and in my mind and I believe this my dad didn't want me there. He knew we were okay and first of all if I walked in the room even if he was asleep he can still here. I would not be okay and then that would just send him dynamics for everybody else. You know I think in my head when I didn't go look I just knew who conversation he had. He didn't want everyone jumped in the car and heading getting her. I had a really strong sense that he didn't want to be there and they say they say if somebody's wait somebody home. They hold gone beating. Hold on like okay. If gone into the next day and I'm still waiting for a call. Maybe I would've said okay. Pam Get on white and get up there. Because you're just you know making this formula her Pam spoke with her sister as her sister drove from the hospital after their father died Pam. Hide one important question to ask. Did he know you were there. She does while I think I think he knew that I was there and I said no with his eyes open. Did he see you and she goes his is never over and I said that's what I needed needed to know. My Dad would not appointed he actually union expressed this. If anything ever happened in the he did not want his children to all be jumping in cars and jumping on planes and stuff to try to get there because what are you gonNa do what he wanted to do. Who is like everybody just chills? Stay where you are and once everybody is all together organically Nashville because the getting together for something then you do there well even though Hollis wanted something very organic very chill sort of a a memorial when his children were going to be meeting again probably in the Spring Pam had a brother. That's been a lot of time with her father that that really needed some sort of remembrance a memorial he needed the time space and support from his siblings links to begin his grieving process for their. Holly Hold US disappoint him. He Never Berber. We said that but I know it. I know that he needed to have us there with him to help him get through it so so we have Scottish. Wake Lemme quickly interject. I'm not Scottish. So what is the Scottish week. According to my research and I'll put some links in the show notes. A Scottish week is where a body is laid out in their someone who stays with them for twenty four hours a day. The week may last day day or seven. Some say that the person who's staying with them is to help prevent evil from coming to get them from taking them away during the week. There's a lot of food and a lot of whiskey and people dance at the end. Sounds like a sad fun so Scottish way is alcohol. There's alcohol well. I don't know where did traditional Scottish wages. But I know Ferguson. Scottish wake of what my brother put together but basically all of us have some kind of garment that Ed is our family time. Whether it's the killed scar tie you know whatever so we all had our garment on on their toes. Water food and just failing brands is a celebration of life. Hamsun is a really great guy but He didn't really say much during their Scottish Week but she realizes that her son probably was thinking a lot about Hollis and he ended not putting a post on facebook later that day that she still saving all the time during the way he must have been thinking this that he never got up and he never anything but after he whole night. wrote this this right here. If you said today tell me something about your dad grumpy you you'll be truly missed. I will never forget your larger than life presence. You served your country Community as a police officer in finished your lar- career as a chief deputy sheriff. I remember when he ran for share. You should have gotten that job. Nobody love being a cop as much as you did. You were real man. You lived by Your own tomorrow and you worked as a millwright for a number of mills in companies. You are very smart and had a lot of knowledge about all kinds of topics loved history in politics next love to joke and laugh. I will miss you big time. Here's to you. I will miss your jolly laugh in your big smile and your humor. That was like Jackie. gleason Rodney any dangerfield in Archie bunker. All that's bad Death changes you really. How could it not reflecting on Pam has seen some changes in the way she moves around the world? I'll say this. I think that it's changed in a way that I find find myself chooses things in doing things that my father loves like Buying Rainbow Sherbet ice cream. Churn well I do now. It's funny like when I stayed and took care of my dad for for a week and I was going cooking males. Get groceries and stuff ahead say what you want me to get get you WanNa treat a something like oh if they have Rainbow Sherbet ice cream. I'd love some with that via today. Our station he can only have so many liquids so that's liquids so it's intrigued to get a little bit of that and I would go how the I. G. A. and they wouldn't have any okay but there was one day I went in there and I asked one of the Kirksey. Whatever they said? I think Wade von Shop Chop through some Rainbow Sherbet in they found Ray He was so excited book rainbow. Sure but ice cream that was done on retry. Some of that and I realized who is not so I finally self that when I'm in the grocery store and I see Rainbow Sherbet ice cream like I think like it's like finding gold and I find that I spend my weekends whether it's running biking were just go into starbucks and getting coffee and walking four blocks to Just that's not right. That's not that's where the I just feel so good being near the while they do. I do think that I'm more present in. I think I pay attention to things. More observing war but I think to also reevaluating assimilation ships friendships. The funny not funny thing about grief is that it comes upon you unexpectedly. It may be a little bit of cosmic joke. Because because you're happy one minute and crying the other so I asked Pam what had surprised her about grief. Yeah I'll tell you surprise me that I it's not over. It's not like I can drive. Were and I think and it just his his name. It's it becomes fresh again. I find myself thinking more about my dad. Now when I didn't use a lot Dr seuss should have been a lie. I mean like like does not attain days. It remains alive but I didn't think mode I guess it goes back. It goes back to what Ice Pam what she heard from others as they express their condolences to her that that may have missed the mark. This is a question that I ask everyone and usually it comes up with some really interesting answers. You're so strong. They're in a better place. Take Care of X Y and Z family member but pan actually reflected on what she didn't hear a a non response as she was more disappointed in surprised by. She'll tell you more what I find hard is when people ignore you when you know that they know that they just don't make an acknowledgement of. It's like really a case of gone for a week in my dad I in in you know that you can't even say I'll even if it's nice to have you back there's a lot of wisdom out there Are you know who you are when you're in the worst time everybody that your friends when you're in good times and you know you're you're at the top everybody wants to be friends but those ones that are John Pan was my co worker and also one of the last people I saw in spoke to before I found out my mother died when I return to work. Pam would frequently check in. She would remind me to take breaks. Tonight are overwhelmed and she just showed that she cared that I was just trying to make. It really makes me sad to hear that. She felt her pain in in her grief was ignored in unacknowledged. I had hoped I was one of the people to help. E Some of that Smidgen of her grief but I realized that is a collective action or inaction when people are grieving that often stands out but PAM. Finish the interview with one piece piece of advice for anyone going through loss. Let it happen slow at your own pace at your own time. Cheer greeting not somebody else. this podcast is created needed produced and edited by me CJ Williams. I'd love if you could take a moment to rate and comment about the show on your favorite listening at whatever it may be. It really does help a lot. Biggest compliment of course would be for you to share your fever episode with others visit the website. Sorry to hear PODCAST DOT COM. There you can get show notes sign up for the newsletter and donate. It'll be much appreciated. I'll see you again in two weeks. I'm CJ Williams and this is sorry to hear that

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110: Half The Hosts, All The Fun

Start Today Morning Show

33:55 min | 8 months ago

110: Half The Hosts, All The Fun

"Hey all our next. Women's conference is only a few weeks away. And if you have never attended before this is the event that will change your life. Rises a three day women's personal development conference where we laugh until we PR pans and we talked about things that we cry and we find community and we create the roadmap to changing our lives or businesses. Or whatever it is that you're working on if you want to find out more you're curious what it's all about. I highly recommend you go check out the instagram and see what our community says you can hear it straight from them it's at let's rise dot co and if you're looking for the next one it's happening in Toronto on March fifth through the seven Toronto March fifth through the seventh check out all the details at the HOLLIS CO DOT com. If you have been looking for a nudge if you have been looking for something to kick start change I promise this is the thing. It's the morning show that no one knows I. No one is talking about. I stayed no one talked about but if they did they probably the best way to start today. Good morning to you well. Good Morning. Good Morning. Humans I know you're GonNa notice just the big guy just the big guy this morning. Good Morning. Welcome to fifty. Two minute delayed start today morning. Show with half the hosts and all the fun my name is Dave Hollis. I'm Mary Rachel Hollis. Thank you for being here It's a travel day for us and We've already lost our other human. Rachel Hollis who I promise yesterday would be here. She is not here today. You're stuck with me. We are in the midst of trying to hustle back home because we are celebrating. Noah's birthday today three years old. No Hollis on believable can you? Can you even imagine so? Good Morning. I'm here. She's not less up in honor of No Hollis I thought let's do some storytelling. Let's do some story time around the human who today starts her third year No Hollis I think people are familiar with and it may be. You've been in this community for awhile. Maybe you've heard some of the story before but I thought you know what why not. Why not read a little excerpt out of a book? I wrote it comes out like ten stinking days. I'm very excited about it This book in part chronicles the beginning of Noah's life ranked. She's three years old today. We are going to party like a Rockstar. When we are together later today She is currently with her grandmother. Rachel's Mama is in town getting spoiled rotten as it should be as it absolutely should be. We've got a big party planned for tomorrow. We're GONNA have all the fun but I want to. I want to for those of you. Who Don't totally know the story of how Noah became part of our stink in live Give you just a little bit of background. Because it was the end of a very heroin wing Five or so year journey into adoption And as much as we started thinking that we were adopting through international adoption. We're going to adopt from Ethiopia. We transitioned into the FOSTER CARE. System thinking we're going to adopt from foster to adopt. We ultimately ended up in private adoption through a whole host of crazy chaotic things and in the book. I write each twenty lives that I once believed that kept me in my own way or that kept me from being kind of dad or husband that the humans in my life deserve and so the chapter that I'm GonNa read from real quick. It's my job to protect them from problems right. Like I believe that my role on this planet was in some capacity to keep the people that I love from experiencing problems and what I didn't appreciate at the beginning of our adoption journey. Was that our ability to walk into things that would be challenging. Were the things that we're going to make a stronger and I'll tell you what it was absolutely shoot. Instagram is having trouble hold on instagram. Hold bear with me. Everyone bear with me. I can't yell. Talk and get people riled up in. Have instagram not working. I mean let's do honor to this story for goodness sake hold on. Hopefully if I can fix this. Instagram has gotta be freaking out right now. Let's see. Let's see if this is GonNa work all right are you. Guys are still there you still with me. Does this thing work. Is this thing on A. Are you know what I'm GonNa do it? I'M GONNA I'M GONNA start over on instagram. Darned instagram all right. Hold on and now. I'M GONNA hurt people's feelings. I don't mean to hurt your feelings. Instagram people just delete it. Start right over here. We go here. We go out GEEZ technology. Where's the chief technology officer of the Star today morning show doesn't exist are I think? Let's try again all right here. We GO TRY AGAIN. Take two good morning start today morning. Show Okay. So we went through this crazy action right and it was full of heart rate and it was full of heroin things and I thought my job at the beginning of the journey was to keep people in my life. My wife and my kids from Experiencing problems and what? I came to realize was that was of course alive that In like having pushed into things that were inevitably going to be disarming Jarrah Sin and heal the thing the way they feel it was how we were going to grow. If you're just joining US Rachel Hollis. She already had to leave this morning. We have traveled to the city separately. She and I are traveling away from the city separately. She has meetings this morning. I have The opportunity now to hang out with you and I'm going to read a little bit out of my foot. So the chapter is it's my job to protect them from problems. That is not the case and so I wanNA tell you about our adoption journey through the lands of it absolutely being something that was for them. These problems that we into we had twins that came into our life right. We were told that we were adopting these twins. They were left at a hospital on the fourth day of there. Having been alive we got a phone call suggesting their adaptability. We've been trying our best to adopt through foster care for the better part of a year and this was the answer that we were told was going to expedite us. Achieving this goal of completing our family there were two girls. They were four days old. We got a phone call. Had Twenty minutes to make a decision as to whether or not we were going to adopt them and we said yes. The first month was a blur sleep. Didn't really exist. Then if it did. It happened during strange hours in unconventional places. It never sinked with anyone else's it was exhausting hard and the happiest I've ever seen my wife. Our family was complete. Our adoption journey was done. These babies that we picked up at the hospital and named and sleeplessly kept alive for a month were thriving starting to get into a rhythm are chaos was slowly turning to normalcy. They were ours. We were us. It was good and then it wasn't. We got a call about five weeks in telling us that the outreach that fateful Thursday afternoon that call that represented adaptability of these babies that had given us twenty minutes to decide it turned out to have been a misrepresentation a story a thing that desperate emergency Schoesser worker had said thinking it was a likely scenario. That would play out not knowing that there was a biological family member. Petitioning the courts in the background for custody for our daughters. Well our daughter's misnomer they weren't ours they never were. I thought the Colin Allied was the one that would change our lives that call asking if we would adopt them. In truth the Colin July was the disruption we chose the Collin August was the disruption. That shows us the next few weeks brutal. We were given a breakdown of how a judgment here at case how things usually go in these proceedings have. The twins might be able to stay. But how if these social workers explaining things were honest. They likely have to leave our home. The rest of the world did not exist. We felt broken and scared and confused and that lights started flashing again flight flight. Flights protect rate. Joe Protect your boys. Protect yourself protect your broken hearts. I was numb. Rachel was gutted and a few weeks after that. Same White van that dropped off to baby girls in the spring was back with two baby girls in the fall. This time taking them away. It happened in the blink of an eye. It happened with little fanfare or a motion from the woman who nonchalantly put them in the car seats and through a nice but unconvincing wave as she pulled away they were gone. We were shattered and Rachel was done. The aftermath of twins leaving wasn't pretty. Our boys watched as we modeled true sadness. Rachel and I were in the bottom of the trench clinging to each other trying to survive. It didn't feel I get in real time but it took the hardest thing we'd ever been through to see how strong we could be for each other. Sorry I lost my place. It took in during the impossible season to appreciate our ability to endure any impossible season that gets thrown our way in the future. I thought I knew we were strong. I thought I knew we could make it through anything. Actually doing it made those thoughts of how strong and resilient we could be look so small compared to what I believe today on. The other side are boys. Our boys were having the middle tested as well. Resiliencey wasn't a trait. I didn't formally introduced to. It wasn't something I'd even given a lot of thought of exposing themselves to have gone out of my way to make sure that they didn't ever find themselves in situations. They'd have to be resilient through our faith. Our faith was really tested in fact only when we found ourselves throwing our hands in the air asking why it felt like we'd been led to a place only to be left that we were able to truly understand faith. It's easy to believe when things are going well believing while they're going terribly wrong. That was something I've never truly been forced to do. It took this experience. The change my thinking as hard as it was to watch the impossibility of fixing what was happening in our lives showed us the incredible power of enduring proving to us as a family that we were up for it. We came out the other side stronger. Even though required discomfort in tears and uncertainty the idea of pulling ourselves up and going back to normal was our. It didn't feel possible but a couple of weeks. After the twins left we found ourselves in the backyard stuck in a conversation. We've been in since they left. How do we move forward? Rachel had been the driver of the conversation around adoption to that point but our roles had shifted and I said something so uncharacteristic of me and a lifetime of wanting to prevent us from experiencing pain. I said we needed to keep going in pursuit of a daughter that our desire for daughter didn't go away just because it got hard in that moment rather than trying to prevent pain I was trying to prevent us from having to live with regret. I could so clearly see the ten years removed version of our morning. The daughter who never became part of our family this hard impossible season. It would come and go but that feeling of an unfinished family with floats as a cloud above US forever. I knew it felt hard to continue this push. But in the backyard of that day I also knew with certainty that the tradeoff of short-term pain would be nothing compared to the permanence of not trying so we transition to a path of independence adoption. I'm GonNa jump ahead just a little bit Okay it was a Friday in November when we met him an adoption attorney to learn about the unconventionally beautiful process that is a private adoption but on Wednesday of that week. Rachel asked me to reach out to the twins biological father to see if we could bring him some food. Bring them some clothes. Do anything something that would help us with the closure. We were so desperately looking for so I called him. We had a very pleasant conversation and he very politely declined. He didn't want anything to do with us. Didn't want us in his daughters lives. We were on the other side of what would have been a battle for custody so it was hard for him to appreciate the rationale behind requests. I understood I was sad but I knew that Rachel would be broken by the news again. Then that Friday meeting came the meeting with the adoption attorney and it went well after four hours of learning all about Warren Process. We left feeling good about the decision. The road ahead in what we had planned in the restored hoped in a dream that had felt hopeless for some time as luck would have it. The office of the attorney was next door to an amazing restaurant that we've been to a couple of times in celebration. It was a Beverly Hills joint where they sell twenty two dollars real cheese sandwiches but it felt like overpriced bread and cheese was perfectly appropriate for the staff that we'd just taken. We sat outside overlooking Fountain and overhearing the ridiculous conversations that you cross your fingers for when you come to a place like this high class problems. The rolling the I roll inducing complaints of day drinking socialites. It was perfect and then Rachel asked. Hey did you get in touch with the twins data about US bringing food over night? No the answer for two days. I decided to keep it to myself so that we could actually make it to the meeting with our attorney now through now though I Made. That scrunched up knows look and said he doesn't want us to be involved tears. Rachel was wearing a very stylish pair of Jackie. O Sunglasses you know the kind that covered the majority of your face but when those words came out of my mouth tears came streaming down. Not a gentle cry. This was a full on Gut Punch. She was sent back to the instant when the twins when the news of the twins unadaptable nece was delivered. She composed herself long enough to say two words through Berry Heavy Saban. I'm done my compelling argument in our backyard was one thing but this time. I didn't think I could change her mind. This wasn't about the last four hours of meeting. Being wiped out. This was a choice to end the marathon. That was this ever changing slog to adopt a daughter. Rachel was done and in that moment I was done with her. The tables at this twenty two dollar cheese restaurant were incredibly close to each other close enough that when the man at the table next to. Us slammed his hand down on our table. It startled us both out of our tears. You can't give up. He told us in early. We both stared at him dumbfounded. I'm so sorry to interrupt. He told us but I help it over here I was adopted. My parents had failed adoptions before they adopted me and my brother and they sat in the place that you're sitting now and had to make a choice to give up or keep going. They kept going. If they hadn't kept going I wouldn't be here. They hadn't kept going. I wouldn't have graduated at the top of my class or married my wife or have my career. You can't quit. I think I'm sitting here right now because I'm supposed to tell you can't give up. Our jobs were on the floor. We wiped away. Tears reached our hands to officially introduce ourselves to the stranger sitting next to us. He responded with two more words that I'll never forget. I'm Noah of course. His name was no of course in the flood that we were experiencing. We were sent to know how to help us appreciate that. We needed to go on that. In a sea of doubt truly tested our faith. God had been with us the whole time. We decided not to give up. November became January and we were paired with a pregnant mom looking for adoptive parents for her baby. At the end of February she gave birth with us in the room to welcome our baby girl when the nurse asked us for name there was only one that felt like a fit. No Elizabeth no personal noah who trusted and built despite the lack of evidence for the impending flood as well as Noah in the restaurant who had encouraged us to have faith at a time when the path didn't feel safe for certain and Elizabeth the middle names that are shared by my wife and the extraordinarily wonderfully selfless woman. Who chose to trust us with her baby. It was a happy ending to our nearly five year journey. Our Process Allie ended meet. Get all emotional. But I can't help this emotional story. Our process of adopting this baby was one that took us into these places where it was so uncertain it was so hard it was so difficult to see that this was for us and for our family and for our faith and for building resilience in who we are that. If I had stuck to this lie that it was my job to keep people in our orbit my life. My family from having to experience problems. We wouldn't have recognized how strong we could actually be as much as my goodness. I am not interested in experiencing two thousand sixteen again. I am so grateful every single day for the massive amount of pain that our family had to endure because it has fundamentally changed the way that I think about what we can handle on a going forward basis. And if you find yourself right now in the middle of that hard season and there's this impulse to throw in the towel because of what it might mean to someone that you love to have to deal with the possibility of hurt or the disappointments or whatever it might be. I WANNA courage you. You will be so strong on the other end of surviving this season. Because this is part of what is going to create your strength and your sense of resiliency and the belief that you will end up having for the rest of your life of your ability to persevere through literally anything the day that we got to meet. Noah's first Mama was beautiful. We were in the room it was it was a miracle. It was literally a miracle We got the opportunity for forty eight hours after she was born to just be with her to hang out past the baby back and forth and and connect and She is an awesome selfless wonderful. Human being who we are still in contact with who will not one day as she's able to actually understand what pack is going on. It is It's it's a beautiful beautiful thing that if we hadn't had the experiences of heartbreak if we hadn't had the experiences of the pain we would've never had the benefit of obviously celebrating three years of this baby. This amazing world changer in the making baby being alive but we also wouldn't have had the extended family that we now have and And the rippling effects honestly inside of our own family the way that we walked through adoption in some ways planted seeds for my sister who's now adopted three children and Rachel sister who is adopted one in almost two children. Our family has grown in so much love in part because of having pushed through the hardness of what felt like the bottom of a valley. So I want to encourage you if you feel like you are down inside of that Bali. Dang it I see you. I don't I don't like the fact that you're there but man if you can anyway see that. There's a possibility that you are having some of the muscle that you will need three years from now built because of the way you are enduring persevering and becoming stronger in the season of struggle man. I want to encourage you that I have seen it myself. I know it to be true and I'm cheering for you. To find victory wants this. Dark season comes and goes. Y'All I would be remiss. The Not acknowledge the fact that y'all bought a bunch of tickets to this run. That's a hard pivot but I'm pivot not the rise run. Tickets are on sale and we have. We have gone through about forty percents of the tickets. It's unbelievable how many people signed up for the Ron. What I love the most what I absolutely hundred percent love the most about people signing up for this. Ron is how many people are doing their first. Half Marathon who've like acknowledged in real time in February of two thousand twenty that they have not yet gotten to a place where they can ron. And they're like you know what I don't care come at me roads. I'm a trained for something. That is bigger than what I believe. I am capable of to show myself that I am capable of big banks and I like the finish line at this run is going to be with. You can see it. It's like in December of this year. That end of the race is going to be one of the best parts of my entire year because watching people have that ceiling but comes from knowing that they did something that was bigger than what they thought they were capable of love for. Get it So anyway I want to honor. Every single person who has signed up for this race man is going to be on. I am I am so here for it. It's going to be fantastic The tickets they sold out there are still some obviously regular tickets. That are left. So if you're interested come on come on down Marcos which south of where are places in Texas the first weekend in December we would love to? Have you join us all right last five minutes? Then I gotta go to the airport. I gotta get home very very excited. That someone asked. Do you still know the no from the restaurant. Heck yes we still know from the restaurant. He's a good buddy and that first year. At that Noah was a part of our family he was at our House House on Christmas. Eve helping US wrap up the Christmas presents for everybody in our family like he is. He's just He's going to be a part of our life forever obviously There's no look like her. First Mama Oh yeah for sure and she has Siblings so there's there's some siblings that she also has some resemblance to which is awesome. Awesome Awesome What else who else has a question? Who Else has a question? This morning I am here for any and all of the questions detector. Let's see any other questions questions. Y'All just out there celebrating now is birthday on your own Can we circle back and go get or run with friends after doing the half once we finish Stephanie? That's a good question. I don't know I'm going to be honest. That's a good question that will have to find out and put in the old. Faq'S I know that I've always seen people kind of walking back the line to stand on the side but I'm not sure if you can go back into the course so I'm not sure What's the best after training program to use for the run? So we're going to San D- Each month you're going to get information leading between now and next we're gonNA send like some tips on how to train and then once we get to about Somewhere like sixteen to twenty weeks in advance kind of timeframe like specific plans for you know. Here's what we would recommend you do But in terms of APPS I use an APP called tastic by Adidas not an ad. I'm not even sure that You know it will be a thing that you love but it's free so if you WANNA download it and check it out you can see Let's see Let's see is a changing lot compared to the boys. Yeah Noah's Doug becoming such a personality in and of herself the boys though I mean I gotta say all of my kids. They have just like completely completely come into their own individually and we try to pour into each of their individual passion so like my kids could not be more different and no is now. She's developing into her own human self becoming just as my difference. I'm but evolving every single day. I I found a picture of her from last year in the picture when she was one. I'm like jeeze that. She's changed so much in just a year on believable on believable. What kind of support can we expect on the rise Ron and will there be a time limit? Well there's going to be A lot of support. There's going to be a lot of people Working the race. There's going to be stuff happening at each of the individual mile markers and you need not worry about a time limit. I want you to. I want to challenge anyone. Who has the question and I get this? I understand this because I've been someone who's asked the question. Is there a time limit? We are in February racist in December. We are all going to be so strong by the time we get to December that you need not worry about a time limit. Don't worry about the time limit. If there ends up being one will let you know but I do not think I do not think that there is going to be A reason for anybody. Who's decided to trains worry about a time limit? Someone said why is it why every time I come in here? Rachel's not here. I agree I agree with you. Where is she what is happening She and I traveled to the city differently in our leaving the city differently so she had to head out a for me. I'm just trying to serve this audience with little Dave time. I wish trust me that Rachel Hollis was here was here. Did you say that we can still sign up for the half? Heck Yeah you can still sign up for the half There's still plenty of tickets. Left the races the first weekend in December. So I'm excited to see you. They're hoping not to need it. But cannot use a walker for the five K. Heck yet theresa absolutely you can Yes you can let's see wouldn't it be a Fab to have arise run AP? Oh guess what we are working on one so the the only thing that we would like is to have some music that goes along with the rise run APP and we are this. Close this close to having the music live there so I will be taking people on guided runs inside of the APP that we are creating and it's going to be the best. There's a whole host of things that'll happen in the like trump is going to take people on Hikes and Rachel and I are GonNa lead people with Chris through workouts and a whole host of things but There you go actually says if I buy book on Chris Sale on audible do I get the? Epa Course yes you do so if you are interested in buying this book man I would appreciate it. I think that this is going to be a really helpful tool truly truly helpful tool but just to try and like really convince you. I have made an e course. That is about an hour long. That comes with a workbook that is one and a percent free if you create the book if you'd want to do it on audible yet to do it from a computer. You can't do it from your phone and if you if you do buy it then you've got to get out of your own way. The Book Dot Com. You put your information in and it will afford you the to use the course. The course. The course is only available. Only for preorder. So if you are interested you think I'm going to buy the book anyway yet. The course come on. I am excited for it. Had such great feedback on. It is no advancing dance class again. She is dancing a dance class again. This girl she loves her at her dance class. What you guys. Is there a special theme for Newest Birthday? The I just saw. Grammy has put more Unicorn Balloons inside of our house than I've ever seen in my life so unicorns may in fact be the theme But I am not. I am not party planning. What's happening tomorrow so I cannot confirm in fact that there is a unicorn it just feels like it should be a Unicorn theme for. She's a Unicorn of a human being I have a friend coming with me but not running can come to the rally. Retreat with me Ann Marie I don't know that she can. I think he'd have to have a ticket to come into those events but let me double check will confirm it in the frequently asked questions. What is your favorite moments in year? One and year two with no I mean I have The teatime with no stuff that we've been able to do has been such a blessing. It's been such a gift because as much as it started as something that I was pushing her to do. She asks me almost every single morning. If this day is the day that we're going to time with Noah so the fact that she likes me. Y'All talking into her soul the things that I hope that she'll always know as truths that makes me happy. I like any time that we are driving in the car. Music comes on and I can see this human in my rear view mirror like being having conversations with imaginary strangers like she. She's just a character she's a character. She's the absolute absolute best Let's see anything else. All right Ladies and Gentlemen Ladies and Gentlemen it's Friday today is Friday I'm excited if you are going to Toronto to see you in five days I mean Gimme a break. I'M COMING IN TO TORONTO WITH THE PLAN TO RUN for Mayor. So you better be ready for all the cell fees and Mike campaigning for mayor of a city. Outside of the United States. I'm excited about that Everybody have a fantastic weekend If you need something to celebrate celebrate now Hollis. Because she's three today I'm excited for it. We will see all on Monday. Ray Gallison I literally Back together will become an live from Austin Texas before we head out to rise Toronto. Everybody tastic weekend. We'll see you. Then he guys thank you for listening to the start today morning. 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The Episode from Vacation! [Rebroadcast]

RISE Together Podcast

52:24 min | 11 months ago

The Episode from Vacation! [Rebroadcast]

"Okay guys if you have been seeing all of this footage on social. You saw our conferences. This summary Saw People's hearts getting lit on fire. Then you saw the one that we just did in November and everyone jumping up and down and learning lessons and hearing from great speakers. If you have been looking for a sign that you need this for yourself in the New Year this is your sign. This is your sign rise. Women's Conference is coming coming to Florida in January and we specifically picked January because we cannot be only people who like to dream big and plan out our life life and create a roadmap for the new year at the beginning of a new year. And if you had to do it in a place it might as well be a place that has nice temperatures near an ocean where there's a breeze and the fire of Rachel Hollis. Exactly if you want to find out more information if you're like I don't even know what you're talking about. I've never seen your conference dude. We have a documentary Torri right now on Amazon. And if you're prime member you could watch it for free so you could vibe out the conference and see if it's for you and if you're thinking it's for you and you really WanNa make the commitment to start the new year strong. I want you to head over to the Hollis Code Dot com forward slash events and check out rise. Women's Conference the the best idea for your squad this January in Florida. lets go. Can you say that like you mean it. Let's let's go one more time. Let's go I don't know why you're you sound weird little force today. Having yelled at rise business I see see so. You're still tired from conference that ended days ago. If that doesn't make you WANNA buy a ticket. I don't know what well we could also do our own our own audio those Lakeville Jinglin Ding Ding Ding. Linda Louis Boards just sounded like pyro. TECHNIC devices that Mr I have their attention. Now honey I have their attention so I can announce for the first time ever happy holidays. Happy Holidays to you. And if you're wondering what the heck we are talking about. We are talking about our first. I big giant Amazing Website Wide Company Wide Extravaganza. That is happening on cyber Monday. It's a that is the horse sound. It's our version of cyber Monday. It's a little bit black Friday. There's all sorts of fun things that are happening so make sure you're following along on social and make sure that you're logging into the Hollis Code Dot Com on December second for Cyber Monday for happy holidays to get all the holiday discounts and love and things and joy Monday Monday Monday December. Second an interesting choice. Ladies and Gentlemen You're interrupting our education. I'm going to be totally honest. You are interrupting our vacation. Where Oh Rachel needs a heating pad? Here's the thing people We're recording this forty eight hours before it airs sitting on a bed of an AIRBNB in The middle of Madagascar. Actually we were. We are in Hawaii in Hawaii or place in the world to vacation. But we've actually told people that were not not because you listeners would probably be surprised to understand how weird weird people can be. I Love Weird people. You are not as keen on weird people. Yeah I'm just a huge people who are actually weird. I get creeped out by people who figure out where we like to. Have you know salsa on a Wednesday night and come meet us. There aren't is going to be one of those episodes where we get a bunch which of comments like all they do all the do complain about their fans know Pam fans dams are one thing fans are everything fans are why we are having a business and able to support our children and we love fans we get a little. Oh creeped out crepes. Here's the thing. I didn't mind Sheila staring through the rental master bedroom window the other night. Sheila come on back Here I people are just people just think one don't have a NYC perfect appreciation of boundaries in two thousand nineteen but also They're expressing their love. Yes so then we say that if you hear this and you're like wait I live in Hawaii Hawaii or I'm on vacation who I should probably do. Some detective work to figure out where the Hollis's are staying thing. I'll be honest. I put up a picture of one of our children on the beach yesterday. And I cropped opt out a picture a landmark I cropped out a part of the island smart. You know what. Yes some why. We'll try and and take a picture from this exact I angle of this I. I'm not here for that now. There are some based on what beach you're on in Hawaii like if you've got certain things in the background like a rock formation or cliff or the way you know certain to palm trees cross each other to make an axe to tell people where the treasure is buried You you gotta you gotTa make sure it's non descript if you're right now like. What is this episode about this vacation episode? Sorry this is is Bay k were hanging out talking about everything. We're talking about everything if you hard hitting if you want learning go to any prior episode owed not this one. This is for someone who's like doing the dishes. Yes wants to laugh or like Mrs the sound of our voice because we're not doing livestream or judges for talking talking about people trying to just display their love by showing up on the back patio of a rental in Hawaii. Sheila like I said come on back. y'All wouldn't it be I. What if we like brought someone and he was like? Oh here's here's a superfan now hi. I'm Rachel Hollis Dave Hollis and we're married for like fifteen years and we have four kids that's like a thousand kids we've been foster. Parents support kids as well. And we're running a business together. Oh a lot of things is a lot of but we know that it's possible to have an exceptional relationship regardless of the stresses you have in your life show if you want some tips and tricks and how we get through all the things. This is rights together. Okay I I think we're talking about you. Know what would be funny episode. We will talk but what would be a funny episode is if we told true stories of the really creepy things people have died there and lovely now. Now don't you're GonNa make me sound like a jerk beyond we have had some stuff that would make the average person's toes curl I disagree. Do you want to list. I can't give give you a list. There's no because there's no list there are less. Can't give them because here's why the people who have done these things do not understand. I understand that what they did was scary thing. I thought that the full body wax handle version of you jumping on a stage now l.. Love I want to say a real one because I don't i. The Person People's don't have self awareness to understand how scary it was number one. Someone comes over and most of your lawn without asking that is again a show of respect. Second one the listen. If you make a skin suit that you are asking your idol to wear on stage. Don't ask what Kinda the skin days. Just put it on in the bath pollution in the best. Okay well what are you trying to say. I don't even remember anymore because you've ruined everything. But here's I was GONNA say honey. I've been wearing contacts for basically the entirety of our pluck. Your eyebrows for you today. We winter we did because everyone if you are in a relationship with your partner true or false. And I'M GONNA I'm GonNa make a sweeping generalization nation about gender which I know is not always true because we have guy friends who are the most well-groomed people we know but if you are in a heterosexual relationship you got a straight dude and a lady okay. How many of you you're a lady? You GotTa Straight Dude that you're with you got to help them with some grooming. I don't mind how. Yeah you you get a little free to Carlo every once in a while and the thing is guys I can't see it. 'cause Dave Hollis wears glasses but when he wears contacts all of the sudden I'm like where air is Diego Rivera. Let's go live in a blue house in Mexico City. Look at you with your jokes that have layers layers. It's unbelievable vacation really brings out of you. I've been waiting to see you be funny for months and finally eyelash wish awesome. PODCASTS is um here are other news flashes nothing anybody cares but if you're still with us and you're still working away through those dishes in the sink I have no tolerance for alcohol anymore. None so Dave's not drinking it all. We talked about that for a while a while ago. He's super healthy killing it because he's not drinking. I'm drinking once. I mean I drink on anniversary. Yeah like a once every couple of weeks I have no no tolerance. I decided to make myself a drink tonight. Because we're on vacation. I was wanted to live my best life and have a little sippy SIP. I think I had three drinks and I could. Non Drinks three sips. Oh he and the knock three drinks of the cocktail I understand but like yeah yeah it made it some people. Three full cocktails would be like. Oh Yeah you'd be you'd be gone we'd be having a federal in my Askar telling right now. I don't know why a police officer might show up at this. AIRBNB asked me to do sobriety test right now but could not pass it. I don't number one. You haven't broken any laws you're right yet you're right but to. I don't know this is a bad thing. It's not super economical to have low tolerance. Agreed I might get a little bit more lucky when you are a low tolerance human. That's true and your your humor. Game is sky high. Remember that free to college each hold like a minute ago. I'm still doing that. It was so good. Yeah Yeah I got. It made a reference about the back bay. She had to wear. No you don't have to bus accident. Nope it's already a good joke. The first movie I worked on at Miramax. Don't don't tell me was freed. Oh Man I ever talked to on the phone. Selma Hayek located in calling to talk to my boss at the time and her phone is this cutting out and so she kept saying it was like okay. I'm going to reenact okay. You say hello you say Mark Kills Office more Gills Office. That's all I could hear. What a store okay wait? I'm not done and I said I'm sorry I can't hear you can you for this person kept keeps trying to speak which I can. Now tell you is because Frieda Slash Selma was was in deep in the heart of Mexico filming this movie and this was a long time ago. We did not have the cell phones that we have today and so she just kept. I could understand that. She was asking to speak to mark and she was like upset. But I didn't know who it was and I was like I'm so sorry Ma'am who is this and finally like it was like when you're in a movie theater and you're talking loudly because a trailer is happening and then the trailer stops but you accidently scream. What your friends? So this the the line line goes perfectly clear. And she says it's High Eq and I was like hello moment. Please remember yesterday when he threw a football at my leg. Here's the thing we were playing football. You yelled hot route like we were in a movie movie movie wedding. crashers wedding crashes such totally holds that holds us absolutely inappropriate on every level. But if you're wondering if wedding crashers is as funny as when you saw in the theater it is it is. You threw a football. That felt intentionally intended to bounce announced just before me so that I can throw see the entirety of my body ball skills. Here's the thing you were throwing spirals Brett farve and Tom Brady had a baby and they named Rachel. I was actually but I don't know how to aim. Well I just know how to throw a spiral to my ten year old to make him feel strong in my moment of frustration. I can't on purpose and I threw. Here's the thing I was actually aiming for about a foot and a half in front of you so that you would be sprayed by land right into my shins as hard as a football. Football can go. Luckily it was soft. Well it still. It still hurt your feelings or your leg my leg when your skin is like wet from the ocean and then something slaps it as hard as it can. Do you know what this podcast is like. This is like if you guys were on vacation with us. Yeah we're just having a hang out. Yeah this would be either. This is the conversation we would be having. Wow we played with you. Oh ooh thunder in Hawaii. If you don't know how to play UNO or Mexican train we're not going to be a family vacation. We can't do anything together. Talking talking about the Schwartzberg dinner tonight on vacation. We're not doing great well. We did make Tacos last night. We're in a house us. We AIRBNB 'cause we liked obviously be able to cook for the kids but I'm me honest. We've had Turkey sandwiches for almost every meal since we got here. You are correct except that tonight. There were three different meals that were happening. I was in charge of getting a propane tank for a barbecue and I failed. I went to Safeway Eh Safeway. You don't have propane tanks as a like a little alert to any shoppers Safeway and I don't know where else there are stores near the place that we're staying but the bottom online is just there's gotta be like a Home Depot. There's gotta be. Something is the place for the helpful hardware man for the health for hardware person. Listen I don't know what the left doesn't matter. I couldn't get propane so here comes dinnertime. We've just come back from having a little bit of time on the beach and I'm instructed. Hey let's figure out dinner. Yeah Yeah No. I had done dinner last night and so it was like. Hey can you take on dinner tonight. So in my mind from the other room I remembered the stove of the place that we're staying in having a griddle and that was a that was a bad memory. Well also the best thing that happened and was the Dave thought it was a great idea. He literally went and took wieners out of the refrigerator. Hot Dogs wieners. A hotdog is the completed food. You'd the Bun and the Weiner that's a hotdog. Nobody calls of wieners. That is what the food is called you. Talking about. A hotdog is only a hotdog. If it's in a bun the skies are shouting because they agree with me. You told me go to the store and get some winners. I come back with a guy named Paul and todd. I think you could say that. I can't does that. Mean they have wieners. That's what a winner is decided cast got rated on getting blew about probably inappropriate. I've never ever once thought you know what I'm GonNa go shop for Wieners at the store. It's it's a what the food is called separate forgetting regardless garden takes a package of wieners out of the refrigerator and he put them y'all directly on the gas burner that's how he decides to Kookiness Tortilla griddle. You didn't think it was a little stumped. Well I realized after I started but I had already in my mind had that as the Master Plan of how you cook a hotdog master. Just a plan that nothern about sweating side this hand other words. What is it don't embarrass? You know the thing is I don't want to think ain't get over master-plan no let's stop dreaming of a Master Plan Ramming your but here's the thing but but sweat inside aside. My hand doesn't matter it does matter. It's hurting my feelings and really the listeners feelings and I want to protect them hotdog cooking on a grill and ended up putting in a frying pan and cooking hotdogs in a frying pan is like a time capsule it like the time machine. It's probably good. I'm sure that they were but I went. My husband loves US ENOUGH TO GRILL OR SAUTE dog a Weiner owner so anyway the the bottom line is I am cooking these hot dogs while at the same time Rachel is creating Turkey Sandwich and I realize that hot dogs and Dave Hollis do not go together ever ever need a hot dog and because you just had a sandwich the night before so I decided to make eggs and toast and sausage sausage and it was delicious this up in the morning to hop of the morning to you. Do you know why they had moats back. In medieval times to keep the castle safe to keep the castle safe and that basically is what circle is in our home. It's a darn moat that is just wrapped around our children so that those that might attack them are kept at bay. I literally did not know where you were going with that but I see. TV idea of the moat and it's a circle around the castle. The actual circle that we're talking about is a technology. 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You get thirty dollars off when you visit meet circle dot com rise together and inter rise is together at checkout this is a limited time podcast exclusive offer with circle home plus and the circle APP parents can filter what content is allowed and set limits for screen time and monitor history and usage. So not only. Are you controlling the time that they can be on technology but you're also making ensure that when they're on it. Nothing's getting in front of them. That shouldn't that's MEET CIRCLE DOT com forward slash rise together and Inter rise together to save thirty dollars You know what I'm wondering could not even begin to guess. I was wondering wondering 'cause I was thinking about what to do. A podcast episode about. I was wondering celebrity couples. If you could ask a celebrity couple anything you think. Is there anything you'd WANNA know. Kristen Bell Dax Shepard. You Curious Ellen Porsche. Anything you need to know like are. Are there things you would ask a celebrity couple if you could or no you feel you feel pretty good on your knowledge. It's tough because when I think about like Oh who are the celebrity couples that I really look up to as like rock in it killing it. It's tough to really pinpoint a couple that I'm like man. They're the ones who I want to reach out to the four one one on how they're killing it relationship unshipped Alex Kristen. They seem awesome. I'd love to hang out with them. I'm still looking for that. Invite to the armchair podcast but You are invited Armchair podcasts before I am challenged axe. Let's ruined Rachel Hollis's life brother. I don't even have words. I have words for it. It would be awesome and I would wear a beanie because most of his guests sit in that addict wearing a. Beanie wish you were beanies. I'm never gonNA wear any little Get invited onto shepherd's pie would be so here for you wearing a beanie. That'd be so attractive to me. Can't grow up three degrees in this role. Oh a beard but if you could just take on some kind of hipster persona a chance that barely go to annual. I'm really proud of your men. Mantra your man priests yeah I like them a lot. I mean I bought him for you so it makes sense that I like them so much. Your eyebrows look perfect right now. The good why did something and we went to the beach today and it was overcast and we went when we got down there was like eighty three degrees rail real and about eight seconds into sitting down in the chair just a light sprinkle went away for about ten minutes and then a light sprinkle and then about fifty one minutes into US enjoying. We're listening to a podcast fans of sitting like looking at some kind of beautiful view so could be our backyard back in Texas or here. We're sitting on a beach and we sit in chairs right next to each other there and then I put an air pot in my right ear. And then he puts an ear pod in his left ear and then our our other ears are close to each other. If that makes sense we could still talk but we listen to music or lists no podcast together. We listen to a podcast are three boys. We're having this like holy cow moment Of watching another full hours worth of them actually playing well together and getting along. There's like there's something about vacation nation that moves them away from their traditional roles in our home which is a little more adversarial and into a cooperative. Yeah they're buddies and they were like digging holes together and writing boogie boards together and doing all the things that was like man. I feel like I'm winning at parenting when I watch non-fighting reading three older boys motion for an hour. If this is your first time listening to the rise together podcast or sorry. I mean honestly you could listen to every other experience episodes. That would be helpful to you. This is the vacation episode about nothing. It is literally literally about nothing. This is the Seinfeld of the rise. Together podcast yeah. What kind of relationship advice would you give two? I was GONNA ask a serious question and I was like you know what I don't. I don't WanNa hear your serious answer and I don't want not to have to give a serious answer myself in return. So what kind of relationship advice would you give to miss. Piggy after twenty five years of loving kermit in a totally unrequited way. Well I mean you're America Gra. I would tell her that. And you're pining so many four songs angst anyone who does not return your pine and what's on the you've gotta move on side. This pig league has wasted the better part of prime years our vision that commits allusion. She she needs to walk away. Those have left the and if he comes back he's hers forever to the last fifteen seconds of this show and it doesn't make you laugh then right now I'm GonNa tell you we could not be real life friends. There's nothing for us. There's nothing for you here. If that if that level of comedic genius with Dave answering during the question with no prior warning and me in a beautiful hauntingly melodic retailing rainbow connection connection. Came to laugh. Tone like I've never heard before I don't know what to tell you son all right Remember remember that one time when you made me watch the Lord of the rings while we were dating the Lord of the Rings Trilogy Are we we. We were married. Actually one one of the greatest cinematic achievements in the history of the movie business. And just because you don't like fantasy does not mean that it's wrong. It's a terrible terrible with G that Begat a terrible terrible trilogy. Look there two kinds of people. There are people who like Lord of the Rings and the ones that are right like me. Yo know it's dumb. You guys want to know the all the movies. Dave Hollis doesn't like or hasn't seen how about a single Indiana Jones not one Indiana Jones movie. Maybe has this man seen do not take his opinion. He does not know what he's talking about. I did play the LEGO video game with the boys once though so I have a pretty good sense of what happens in it. I hope Harrison. Jason can't hear you. I know that Harrison Ford is a regular listener of the rise together. podcast Hello Harry huge fan. He's a huge fan. And I'm sure he's deeply hurt by that information. We're we're working on this podcast primarily to keep he and Callisto relations. They still together other almost referenced him as a couple but I I didn't know if he's still with ally mcbeal. What are you talking about? Well I don't I don't keep tabs on Harrison Ford. I stopped watching the news daily so I can't tell now speaking of celebrity news entertainment tonight. How about that entertainment tonight yeah? Entertainment Tonight Ran A. What do you call it segment? Piece a hard hitting expose expose on me ritual Hollis last week and what's so crazy. Speaking of actually we weren't speaking of any segue for this but They came for an entire day. They taped Dan Tire Day. The got to our house at six. Am You guys. They tape for an entire day. That interviews with me by myself that it interviews with Dave they did individual interviews with our team. They recorded the entire morning show. They did the entire morning meeting. They did a meeting. We had with creative team. They did a meeting we had about the QVC they did had a full day of the segment. One Minute and forty eight seconds one minute and forty eight seconds. That's show Biz Baby Mirant so much on the cutting room floor so much speaking of cutting room floor. We're we're together editing Dave's book right now indeed. We are together. Editing Dave's Dave's book right now moving uphill. I'm sorry the background noise Do you WanNa talk about the editing process. And how IT I. It was bad and we argued about it. The editing process was and still is bad. We're just not arguing about it anymore. That's it that's the history. No here's the thing being like. I am trying to do a nearly impossible feat which is being author. You're in the shadow of the greatest living author on the planet shadow because you are a like monument the two authors in the universe and I am on you meant and I'm standing there in the sun is just behind the monuments and there is a shadow that's being melt but he who creates anything is in competition with someone else who creates anything. Everybody is doing their own thing. Everybody's in their own race series now. He pulled leave. No people perceive put themselves in a race with other people. An nobody even invited you to this track. Meet your own thing. You're doing your own thing. I am one Surprised by what you as a person who's written seven eight now books you represented represented how hard it is to write a book and I was like Curl Wash your no. I said I did not take seriously asli the challenge that it is. Try to book because Sixty thousand sixty five thousand words. It's a lot of words to write ended about. Thirty thousand and words in most of your best stories are on the paper and so you hit this point about halfway through. You're like Oh this is a parable idea. This is not going to be good and you just have to keep pushing through and keep reading so that's one to getting to the end of something for for me. That was trying to take what you did and being super vulnerable until stories about stuff. That people don't usually talk about turn out to be a tremendous trigger for a lot of insecurity Kurti and a lot of like what in the world my actually doing so that like each chapter in a weird way felt a little bit like sitting in therapy talking about stuff in writing about stuff that I just normally wouldn't probably want to broadcast to the entire universe but the editing process of all of it I I ended up writing and faster than I thought I would. I think I was able to put together coherence stories and an overall arc and some like stuff that truly is going to be. Think a tool that people can use. Either if you're a man and you want to try and understand what got my way or a woman understand what might get in the way of the men in your life or honestly. Yeah I think the stories you tell the lessons in it are not. They are not exclusive to men totally agree in the same way that a lot of guys read grocer face. And we're like Oh I UH-HUH I've believed this lie. I've shared with the sing so I think it's the same. Editing process has been the hardest thunder from the heavens. The editing process has been the hardest. Because I want to believe that the bias I haven- and believing what I've written is good is actually good and then you hand it to someone else. That doesn't share the same love of self that I might have for what I do and they tell you all the places that it can be better and my the work in this has been changing the way that I receive. Leave the feedback as being an indictment on me not being good and instead on the interest of making something. That's better yeah. I think there's something really interesting about what it means to. This is probably if I had gas. This is like fixed mindset versus growth mindset idea if you guys ever read the book by curled Weck which is a huge a huge? That actually I don't think we've done a rice together. Episode Rhode About but that book was a huge tool for us in our relationship because I am growth mindset like I'm the poster child growth mindset mindset. Means that you believe that you can learn anything you can figure anything out you can grow into anything like you just think. Oh if I do the work if I learn I can learn it and it never occurred to me that there were other kinds of people and the other kinds of people dave which is fixed mindset so dave grew up believing that you basically like come into the world with whatever skills talents abilities you're gonNA have. You're born with them. So Dave believed like this is the way that I am. I'm I'M GONNA Just be this way and lucky for me because I'm awesome but then if you're fixed mindset and you run up against an obstacle Cole or you struggle with something you will just remove yourself from that situation because you won't put yourself in a place where you you can't succeed and I guess that would be fixed mindset of someone who's more like that 'cause I'm sure there are people who are fixed mindset who would approach in a negative way like I'm an idiot. I can't do anything it'll never get better. Basically the gist is fixed mindset. People just don't believe they can change. They think life has always this way. They think I'm never gonNA improve. There's nothing I can do. There's also just like underlying all of that a little bit of like I because for so many years of my life. I believe this like the story that I told myself or that was told. Even frankly to me me that you were created this way. These are the skills and talents that you have and you'll now use the skills and talents but never really was. They're a story about acquiring additional skills or talents the idea of being an author where it's my first time trying to do a thing. I never did before car. I don't have the evidence that I can in fact do this thing that I am doing for the first time. So that's what I was GonNa say is like the difference between between growth mindset is. I'm used to failing at things because that's all I've ever known so I'm used to failing I'm used to getting edits. I'm I'm used to thinking that my book is crappy but we're going to work to make it better so it doesn't bother me versus growth mindset if somewhat edits you and you've never had happened before you're like I'm a crappy author novus fixed mindset yes the fixed mindset part of me getting feedback on a book is like having linked to process it in a in a way that I think the next time I have a book that after that we'll be just fundamentally different and the good news is like I I have been I've been working through these edits with an editor. Rachel Hollis and have saved Rachel's edits for the end because the book is do a week from yesterday so we're in real time going through her real time. I read and giving me the notes oats that are the like Cherry on top of a string of sessions of notes but of course the opinion who I am most interested in having weigh playing on this as yours so like I because I've done it so many times. I when I first started editing. That was just very like change. This do this. You need something here you need like I was just. I was just editing. It and it was like too abrupt for you too abrasive. The first time yet. Rachel started editing in real time. We were on an airplane a month ago and I had a breakdown and the breakdown was a reflection of. I thought that I was going to get a read through of the entire entire book. And then a note on the overall book before the specific like paragraph-by-paragraph notes. In here this woman is sitting next to me saying oh I would change the first sentence and I was like what what did you just say I need you to start with. I read the entire thing and it's really good. Now here's some ways it can be better which is like a little immature of my like. I don't know that would be. What an editor editor at a publishing house does I just? You know I had. I had to do it quick. I had to do it like like I just the thing is i. I like an ended. I like an edit. I you want it. I want someone to tell me. This doesn't make sense or this is a little murky or at a funny story here like I really want that. Because I'm so desperate to become better and I think the only way you can become better at a craft like writing is other people people have to tell you they have to see the things you can't see and pointed out to you. The weird thing is I totally. I appreciate it intellectually. I just emotionally sure I'm still super-sensitive. Any forget book editing. If you you tell me that man you may be out consider like doing this exercise versus that or maybe you should read this. You know or read anything you know what anything anything that is critical from you. I receive in a way that is different than other people. Also hold on. This is a very interesting conversation and it actually has to do with relationship so bully for us for for finding a way to talk about with this podcast is actually about. I don't don't like it's not criticism to me. Criticism would be like if you were being mean gene if you trying to hurt someone that's criticizing but like hey if you did the pushups and you turned your elbow this way. It's better for your bicep or like how is that harmful I- a- trust trust me. This is like we might as well. Just invite Deborah my therapist to come on vacation with us because this is something that is that the like core or core of my inability to not argue and debate might like the that I might be your inability to arguing debate to not not argue back. Yeah I mean most of the time when I'm getting a perspective that threatens my perfection. I know that's ridiculous that but like I wanna be seen in a light of I just I think this is so interesting and literally. I'm like having some kind of a piff near or whatever realtime all I want you know. What's my greatest value? All I want in my life is to learn how to do anything better literally literally like if you said. Oh Rachel you're making the case. Do you know that if you actually put the butter in the Pan before you put the Tortilla down you get like the perfect golden crisp. I don't know I'm making something up. Literally anything like it is like what I sound crazy right now but I feel like it's like what we're on earth to do is to find out how to love better how to grow better how to be a better mom or better wife or like write a book. Baker Banana bread rerun like literally anything. I anybody who could teach me literally anything Algebra here for it. Yes it makes me excited and thing is like I'm on the spectrum of like having that same exact attitude or the one that I came out of for the majority of my lifetime until say three years ago. I'm moving closer every single day to being someone who also wants to get that feedback so that I can become better that works against danced everything I ever grew up with. Because you're suggesting that there may be a way that I could do it. Better is his has historically Doric by me as you are broken you ought to know. Why would you know how to do everything everything best buy again? This is not a like I know but sometimes someone like asking you the rational question back act like you. Obviously you're not best anything in the world except I guess you could say like you're we're the best at being Dave Hollis but like we we as humans are the best. I'm using air quotes. Even the nobody can see me but dave at a very very small thing so if other people out there have knowledge that you could add to your toolbox. That's a gift to one hundred a percent. And here's the thing if I'm inside of the gym and a trainer says Hey if you move your elbow a little bit to the left and you do the push up this way it's better for your biceps. Yeah my ability to receive that from this third party. Stranger is for some reason in different than it is. It's you and but but it's you because of the weight of your opinion being just wildly. Okay let me let me just like what about this perspective. Then but knowing that you're married to someone who values growth so much then can you. Can You understand that if I'm telling you something like here's how you make the case of Dea. It's because like I get excited about becoming like I'm just I just want to show that information. It's why I do this for a living. Is I feel like I go through life if literally I go through life trying to figure out how to do anything and everything better and then I take what I've learned because in order to to do anything better. Let's say health like my health. Journey is it's over a decade and so then I take all the things that I've learned and I just you know. Boil it down and give it to people like like. Hey guys. Here's what I know about nutrition that I didn't know ten years ago. Here's what about hydration. Here's what I know about working out and what I'm going to no five years from now or ten years from now how is going to be something greater still. It's not that I'm I think there's something wrong with you but I'm like oh my gosh I have an idea I think this idea could maybe help. Hope you and I just assumed that anybody our listeners you sitting here our children will hear the idea. You try it once you see if it is something that works for you if it works you added to your toolkit if it doesn't go away hey the good news is is everything in this last year everything this last year and a half has challenged everything I ever thought about about what it means to be open to the possibility that you can actually choose to grow by learning new things and doing new things like this shift from fixed to growth mindset. Is the thing that I'm still in. The midst of like one hundred percent aspire to be growth mindset because man the limits it's are there are none in terms of what you can go do but it's working against a lifetime of muscle memory and so like writing the book in a lot of ways like diving into mindset and diving into motivation diving into limiting beliefs. Like all of these things. Were wonky speak. It was it's like Charlatan snake. Oil stuff to me a minute ago the word skeptics guide is a part of the title of the book. Because I I have just been a skeptic and so I- intellectually appreciate every single thing that you're talking about emotionally. It's still sometimes as a thing I have to process. Well good for you good for me good for you because even if it's hard and even if learning even if you're like like failing at learning to fail you're still pushing herself into places that make you uncomfortable and trying stuff that's new and I think that's the the only way that you can make his journeys I is is just to try and fall down and to understand that you're still okay. Okay and you just stand up and you go again and you try again and every time like you said the next book you in the it'd be like yet this is how it goes and this is what happens and it'll be okay. It'll be great if we live because this bedroom that we're in is I mean it's got to be one hundred under degrees. It might be at the very least. It's in the nineties so you live in Hawaii. AC's in the room gives you open up. All the windows rose but in order for us to record the PAS to close everything for sound purposes and you might actually I might die. Don't honey don't die. I'm like like a dog that someone left in the car in the summertime. I've got a minute forty two tops. That's too soon too soon. From what too soon to talk about dogs dining cars. You know how long a dog has to live if you put it in the car in the summertime the same amount of time as my entertainment tonight night segment dirt. Then why are there so many. Should we ask them to leave lever views now. No one wants to review this. There are at least a dozen Pam's who are about to write a scathing being review. Why would I waste all of my zero dollars of Santa money on this free podcast? You want a podcast about nothing. This this is the one door you but for those of you who just finished up the dishes dried everything you put it away you finish. Finish your drive to work. May We made you chuckle. Maybe you'll learn a little bit about growth mindset if we didn't make him chuckle. Let's be honest. Here's the deal. Our humor works well for for us but may not mean but if you made it all the way to the end of this episode I mean I don't know maybe maybe they're maybe they've been captured. Option maybe they can't control. What if there is A? We're going to get into kidnapping. Yeah what kidnap. You're the one who said that the the skin coat route go hunting whispered to me. What was that weird thing that that did skin coat? I feel like they would. I heard about that on entertainment tonight. All right guys. We'll see next week on rise together podcasts and we promised to do an episode that has some some real value beyond entertainment and Kermit the frog jokes. Maybe they they're trying to send you out of here. 'CAUSE you're causing trouble leaving why I'm GonNa go buy me something you are are. You are very excited about him now. Here's the thing. I had a dream and I started writing it in my start today journal. -treme about again today. I become as start today journal. Dream catcher baby gypsy. Anyone should we treat this ad like people. People don't already know what a started case. You don't it actually started as a practice. I did for years in just like whatever notebook I had around every single single day I would write down the dreams and goals that I had for my life but I would write them as if they had already happened and as time went on it. became this really great practice for me to set my intentions each morning and to remember where it was that I was going. And what's so crazy. Is that if you look back on those original notebook pages. It's the life I live today. It's the revenue numbers I called out. It's the Number One New York Times bestseller. It's it's the it's it's kind of insane. How when you really create a path for yourself you can get somewhere and every time I posted about it on social people wanted to know what I was doing and I turned it into a product that we call the start today journal? 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Episode 123: The One With the Icy Prisons

Find the Path Podcast

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Episode 123: The One With the Icy Prisons

"Welcome Pathfinder's says, find the path podcast actual play. Of the mummies basket venture path in the middle of Shenanigans Yeah I'm in the Water Year just like Oh. Yeah pull. Waiting this entire last book for this, like you have to get out of the water, he's GonNa Electrify you meantime studio looks like half Israel or size. Torrance. Is Met. Steps out and he's just trying to fight with one fist. We'll just shaking his other viciously. Yeah this brings us to episode one, twenty, three of the find the path podcasts desert. Getting deeper into book number four now. 'TIL deiter into the desert. At the midway point, we're all heading rocketing towards the end now and speed rocketing towards your end the party. that. Party made their way deeper into the part students had met the muffed the pride of Lions Sphinx. Men I'm not entirely positive half man half? Lion Half sinks having talked to them. They had learned about a nearby temple shrine really in an oasis dedicated to the goddess segment. In which they had wanted to pre two before making their way to the the sightless winks. To. Do Battle try to reclaim their lost homeland there's some secretive stuff going on there. You're not entirely positive. What? Are some sort of betrayal and do the leader of the. Array you had entreated all of you to go there deal with the the red skinned. Beings lived at the waist now and trusting in your care, the life of his daughter rocky who had traveled with you to this point upon arriving upon seeing this place up on the hill believing that there is a lookout having a little debate of whether or not approach at night the Party decided to throw caution to the wind. Entrusting themselves once again, entirely their safety and their lives entirely in the hands of police much. She wants to mention door them hundreds of feet into the air to instead dimension door them too much safer location you believed onto solid ground, which proved to not be solid ground. As I did clarify from Jessica that. She wanted to be in the exact center of the courtyard. Ain't nobody tell me where the lake was. A surprise attack round of what seems to have worked. There is like what? Including yourself were surprised. Tavern. True. Upon your arrival. You had found that yes. Indeed there was an a free. One of the fire genie. You don't actually think that they are are they mandatory? I mean, they're not an evil subtype outsider. Just tend to be evil, but there had in fact been in there, but the fruit was not alone as you have learned that. Apparently They have a desert. It's not remotely dead. So. Get a good stab off on it and then I, believe we left off as it hit reared back for its turn turning it's. It's hatred filled gaze down upon Sudi. Also I. Put a guy is box and it was. Just eat did. You slowly melting way. Ruta. Nice. So that one got heather and then everybody like. I can ally had to think about it for a second. Okay. Free. Tarita. Anyway. I believe we had left off left. Jordan suspense for a week. Am I gonNa die who knows not yet again may reflect save and take no damage to never stuff. Let's a cute little combat music siren scape. US breath weapons on your friends. So good friend the drake new has a name, but you didn't ask for Barth all. I don't know why Bartholomew but that's just what occurred to me. So his Bartholomew. Black. So the Dragon. Rear SPEC spreads its two large wings for a moment for Sudi seemingly blotting out the sun as its wings stretch around you this thing from the the tip of its nose to the base of its tell. Sorry from tip of no statistic tells about fifteen feet along with a thirty foot wingspan as it stretches out encompassing much of the surrounding us it. Then let's in this deep shuttering. As you can see this almost convulsion run through the entirety of the length of its long sinuous neck. Before it just vomits forth this cloud of sand and lightning the Globulin streaks for before exploding over the oasis I will need a reflex save from Hollis Masika and Sudi Gaffe. That makes sense and I was like. Dad Sad. Oh no but at least sugar has full cover but I rolled I, bad how bad was it I only five which gives me an eleven. Oh. I start with eleven. So are older fifteen, twenty six it's a reflex not a fortitude save yeah. I enrolled the thirteen. That's still not good but. Masika roles thirteen when she gets her at twenty. So Sudi Saves Hollis fells Masika safes I take no damage. All right. Let's see if I can kill you. Yes. Because that's going to bring the energy level up I mean probably not this one more tension. Sudi say for nothing. Actually makes the math relatively easy Masika. You save taking six points of I believe it's slashing damage. So. Six points of yeah. Six points of damage from the sand explosion. You then follow that up with taking eight points of damage from the electricity. Take twelve points of damage from the sand explosion and sixteen points of damage from the electricity. Wake no points of damage from the electricity. That if you. Had that cheese and I do take the twelve so I mean that's Fine, and since it's been a week, this also then creates a like obscuring this kind of effect. Yes. As this explosive. Hewlett of condense sand burst forth from this as it spray sand in every direction, it makes this almost miniature. moral wind of crackling electricity and sand particles that wish around you and blind you meet all of your the radius this this in essence exit akin to a obscuring missed. No. Took damage okay. I'm ready to flee. Outside. Of the circle. Anyway. Cintra then provokes activity from you. Okay. Yes, this is a much better start to the. The only one to damage so far. So nineteen, which is a threat gives me a thirty four. I. Thirty four will hit threat role to confirm considering it no longer flat-footed. I don't think I confirm the because I only got a a five for twenty. The twenty will not confirm against. So my electricity doesn't do anything to him. No he is not going to take anything from the electricity, but he still takes. Eight points damage farewell you stab him in the Tel as he attempts to make his way forward. On Me Lizard boy. Is Getting in the middle of Drake. Then slides into the cloud of sand and dust as he makes his way disappearing inside of the sand store although you can still hear his bellowing roar. Reverberating both for all for Sudi up on the surface for the rest of you floundering in the water echoing magnified by the water around you. Well, that's unfortunate. Sakata. All right. Well, you see the thing with around you. You're still standing here like waist deep in the water as you fought your way forward as it spins it just kind of slings around you like a cat darting past your snake circling around its injured. Paret. As you spend back around, you still know where it is as you're actually still in contact with it you just a twenty percent mischance. Sudi is going to go ahead and get big so. Righteous by myself and I'm going to you know a lot of thing. I'M GONNA. RECKITT. I. Have a twenty percent mischance perio. Don't forget your mischance fifty one on the mischance that's an eighteen for A. Five. Thirty five will strike your target as Sudi, whips. Explodes into a size as he goes from waist-deep to about a knee deep in the water before kicking out with his foot. And that is eleven points of bludgeoning damage Nice doing his Lukic. thunk sound comes from inside of the this cloud of sand and dust for those of you outside which is Citra. That will go ahead nonlethal. This thing even though I'm probably shouldn't. Say you'RE NONLETHAL ING it. Well. Yeah. Why is it's a living thing I'll life is precious heather. Know. That except for that one hippo that he tried to kill. To be fair that hippocratic had man it just said it was going to ask you to its slaves of your the rest with the rest of your kind and you're going nonlethal on it. Oh, right no I totally forgot it said that. This guy? Players. Reminding him again. Rather crucial detail. Oh my God. My second attack I roll thirty on the mischance and seventeen. That is a thirty four. Will Strike Your target. All right that's. Really. What? Nine points of damage nine points of damage as you slam your fist into it right and then and I believe it's still going I. didn't think we'd take. With like throughout then he's dead. So seventy two on the mischance, but I only roll a four for his sixteen. So I miss a sixteen will unfortunately not hit your target. Hey but two hits in a row. That's pretty good for me. Yeah. So, Sudi slams his fist into this kicking it taking us from Sudi car I'll start weather first of all Hollis wants out of this sandstorm. She's going to. Essentially get onto the beach and then step back until she's out of it or you swimming or are you walking? I mean I feel like I'm a square that's just beach and I'm just going to step on the beach you're in the water right now. So in essence it's whether or not you want to make us one check or if you're just walking out because you can stand up. I'll just walk then. Yeah. Luca why would the wizard with a zero swim choose to swim? Save that for the after party. We'll take an attack them opportune. Time. So I'm guessing it can see three days then because otherwise it would be able to do that. You guess correctly. It. Bites out although it only bites out with a twenty six only. Ask. This is the wizard we're talking about on what planet does that not hit. Twenty seven. So I'm good seven. Twenty nine right now. 'CAUSE I'm big. Barrel so it lashes out chomping on hall is it pretty much the same time? thunk sound like Sudi. Playing a rocky punch in a side of beef somewhere. As it chomps on Hollis Hollis, you take fifteen points of regular damage. And eight points of electricity. I take no electricity. Very. Well. Protected from fire already. So it's fine. I have another resists energy if I really needed. So. Be Ten feet to get out of the the water get up onto the shore blood streaming down as you stumble free coughing balking noises coming from your Satchel since you weren't able to secure your familiar Satchel from. Flooding. As you step out, you're still in the midst. So but you can tell that if you move another five feet you're going to be out. Out of the mess I want use a thirty foot cone I do that for why? I'm standing without hitting someone like. You are unaware of what it is. Yeah. You don't know where anything is clearly just bit me from where I moved I know where I was. Loitering price that you are unaware of where it is and we're studios. Kill you suty I'm GONNA cash out. No. Great I don't have a lot that area that that I don't have to targets or reflex save right Forte. But hit you their reflexes important for me. I'll move to the door so that you are aware of where Masika is because Masika Wasila Jason to you. Can reach there. But. Yeah So that's going to be fortitude safe might pass. Also playing fast and loose with the magic weight is this hitting me or not? That is hitting studios well. They went on a very explosive journey. They're just rich under your share. My dice have flown away in in fear of this. Someone, shouted them I. Really, needed itself off the table, a magic missile 'cause I can't see it. I can't obscuring miss because that would just be stupid I can't. Come. All right. Well, the dice should have definitely jumped away and ran because I'm gonNA take this in the face. Twenty three from the Desert Drake he'll save so he takes half. Three for fourteen, you're gonNA take this damage and you're GONNA be deficit. Yes I know I, am thank you for that. I am familiar with the spell sadly. I wrote sixteen points of damage. So it'll be eight for home dude and sixteen for suty sonic damage, right? Yes. God's city you're going to be deferred twelve rounds. See this on the cast. But I'm giving this look like why do you do this to me? I'm going to survive this, but I'm still going to be upset at. Risk Hollis gambles. Gambles. A Little Bit We just puddle you don't think Hollis gant gambles and now we just learned in the puddle you don't Hollis doesn't learn from her mistake. Sixteen and Sixteen. Deaf for twelve France, they're all. So Sudi all fighting this thing you like landed Tucson blows really getting the hang of this, and now I've got my new powers and I'm highly resistant to damage, and then suddenly this. Horrendous ear-piercing bursts of noise. Tears through your right ear is ringing your left ear. It is hollow shells here out. I hear. This because literally all shout is as you open your mouth, speak a word and glitter eight, my hearing citra knows. Yes because I'm on the other side of the cloud. She can see kind of hear you yell and the sound coming. Goodness sorry. I didn't know where you were. Reason for good harsh. Malakoff? I could have done nothing. You could have done maybe something else. Anyway. Does that a free take damage on your turn on its turn It just says, it takes damage each round it is helpless or entangled in the ice. So take sandwich on your turn. Then, it's GonNa take ten of damage. All right sorry. Sudi. I'll make cast in haste on a future battle also that. Although it is still steadily melting. It's ice prison. Fine I'm still looking at her like now nobody went down. Here. Here's. Guys looking at the map there was a way for her to do this without actually I don't know where you are. I certainly didn't know you got big. Yeah. It's the getting big part. She probably didn't know like she probably did factor in if you were your normal height. James Big and I was like, Oh, I'm just saying. Right into me from Hollis for Hollis for homeless in. Sitra out of the the radius of this sandstorm. The DOROTHY base of the circular tower opens. More. Free. A free sips. Out. I should read aid I. Take it back. See Ready to ice cube another man. Contest sounds really ice cube, well is prison. Icy Prison I prison it's fine. Just I'm just waiting to start making quips like Schwarzenegger Jill Out. That's all I got. On ice. Wow. Anyway I around like W. T. F, you blow up your friends, your your fiance's character and make deaf in for a million rounds and then you make Arnold, Schwarzenegger is a impersonations and that's just how it is. You're marrying that. Don't remind me. Talk all day on. Here. For the record I'm very lucky. Very good. Fight over so, he steps out. For a moment? This weird. Argument continues since declared, it was over. Okay. He doesn't know where the drake is either go ahead and throw something in there man. He's definitely not on the the left side. So I will just gesture off a hand in the direction of CETERA O. Summoning a wall of fire which surrounds on every side. lazing up towards the sky as for a moment such kind of looks overseas this other guy starts to sort of turn in that direction and this opaque sheet, a fire in circles you. Value a burning ring of. Fire. Fire. Damage. Take notes so does does this counting offered I just forever? It will be twenty forever. All, right for an hour. So I think it's not. Time but should be fine for this. A ten minutes it's ten minutes per caster levels in it. I think it was twenty. Yes I think you have total twenty minutes plenty of time it is a it tingles. It. Isn't opaque sheet of flame so he can't see you. So. He just glances over towards Hollis and gestures as he can be me. He can't Doukas because he can't see through his own flames. You can't see him either. he'll then. Over towards Hollis three race streak from his hand straight towards you. So twenty hits your touch say. I mean, Yeah twenty-three. A perfect twenty is a hit threat. Seventeen. No barrel three solid hits, not a critical which may have actually done some day. Three separate race. So does it take part each? Place each time that it because it is considered three separate sources. But there's a possibility I could roll higher than twenty. First does nothing. Second rate does nothing. Promising. Enroll five or six on this and the third rate is one point of fire damage it does no damage. Love this guy probably just like sitting there going, Oh, no, we prepared for you honey by one trick. But one thing I can do real good. You Think Cox's head looks over at the wizard with uninterrupted fifteen feet between them like that have his fashion as it begins to stride the distance. That's not the one thing he can do real good. He can hit her with a sword I'm going to have to kill these major. Way With a sore from there we go to Masika. POKES her head up and Oh. God Sand. I can't dispel this could dispel magic or anything. It's like a supernatural effects or something. The in Song, from the Dragon. Yet supernatural. All right. Well. She's if you had gust of wind or something, you could do something like that. Well she's GonNa. Swam five feet back towards citrus. So she's right underneath et CETERA. Water. You then splash out from inside the sandstorm see a curtain of fire in front of. Kind of look around and go away another. Narmer, this isn't fun Oh. We're supposed to be having fun. Yeah. Mishmash. All right. I. Hope You. Sudi has been betrayed not that we know that. The trail I just didn't know. We fortunately noted hottest can perform complex algorithms just her brain Shamshudin that she missed him entirely. She did a bad job all Schachter you fill the factor in the large. Arched. That's the first thing. I'm. GonNa cast ice storm, which is a foot radius and I'm going to park it right on top of that a free. Afraid that come out of the building a walkout. Talk. I love it so much. We got y'All's number else Colin Card? Goodness it lasts for one round per level. It's a twenty foot radius. That's forty feet high. He can make. Actually no, there is no saving through. He's an ice storm. Wow. Just literally put that like over half the map. Wow. That's a huge. That's a huge amount of space. I need to move it back. So it's not hitting the rest of us so I guess. It's only twenty foot radius. That's twenty four. Twenty foot radius. On, this tiniest map that is half the map. Only, deal salmon on the first round after that it's heavy sleet and rains make it. Difficult terrain and make. A thing is so different. We've got. Okay. So we've got swirling Electrical San Storm. We've got a blizzard. Guys like literally it's a diagram with all his justice shy of the intersection mislead cake grounded me. Served. Hollis. Gets ground. Then if the free takes eleven points of budgeting damage. Good and then our old eleven for the cold. So He's That doubles right because he has a weakness fifty percent. So you some storm, a whole bunch of grapefruit size hell comes dropping down for literally the first time in the existence which was salacious. Down on top of this creature, there's the cracking sound of it hitting the stone. Sure. Is like what the heck is that noise and then Sudi is has no idea because he's death. All the other hands is kinda backpedals away from this running not seen held this size since that one night and the man of wastes, and then the afraid doesn't look happy. As it cracks off the tip one of his. House he's thinking of going swimming with. The next ten rounds that if you go into that area, you're gonNA minus for perception checks and accounts as difficult terrain. Masika ducks back underneath the water do not have the move back on crap. Yes supposed. CITRA. Okay Okay Well I mean you have resistance. You might take a little damage moving through there but. Let her hang out inside of a wildfire. What I wanted to do is I wanted to vanish. And then get up his grill and sneak attack. Oh, I will say this Dr going to be I can't see him and Masika can't see the Dragon. So we are unable to target him with spells. You also have no idea where the dragon is you see one guy, but you have no idea where the other target is. It's whatever you WANNA do. SUDO GONNA Solo. This dragon. Yeah. But I don't know that he's soloing the dragon who else do you very suit? He doesn't even know that there's a second free out there. So Oddly enough may not even feel the fire that's coming off of the rear of him from the ring of fire. So he's probably don't actually because the fire is all turned inwards. So it's generating on your down. So I don't know anything that's going on. I'M GONNA keep punching the street. Only, thing. I can see to do anything. That's what she should do a good job. Well, I can't see anybody I'm an arena fire. I should hop out the fire. This is wild. This is like the worst ven diagram I've ever. Just because I can. I'm going to take advantage of the fact that I do have vanish I'm going to cast vanish. Then, book out of this ring of Fire Yeah Ghost Avak I mean do whatever you want. This is the time to do it. You'll feel like doing. All right. So you then dive through the ring of fire. Damage. So if it doesn't actually damage you. jump. Burnin bring a fire. And saw snow for the first time in your entire life. That would have been nineteen points a fire damaged as you leap through the. Shimmering Violet flames. Hit the other side to see flurry of snow and ice dropping from the sky in every direction I'm not sure. Citra knows what this is. Really. Interests or not it is like. Well, she's GonNa brave kids. Can I see the free through the stormy? The hailed just causes a perception penalty doesn't provide cover or concealment. Well. I'm invisible. So I'm GonNa close the distance on this guy. Okay. So as you step out you be able to step in step there. So it'd be difficult terrain, but you can move thirty feet to get into contact with them. Do that, and then that way I can get my sneak attack go and make me a stealth role. If you're sneaking on, you get a plus twenty bonus for invisibility taking a minus five penalty for moving full speed I got forty five. I Roll a natural twenty. He does not see. Literally, does not see, but you don't think he's detected you either. With your electricity. Turned around. Next Round stabbed him from the drake. This is a threat guy. Give me something to do in this fight. At least you don't need a cast bells or anything. So you're thankfully, yes it's like just when he had learned to use his hearing to adjust for the loss of I. Can't see any way you know it's like bad in there. I mean, let's try this the. Dragon. Dips. Down into the the sand as Sudi recoils from the sudden loss of hearing sued as you look back up a tell comes whipping out of the sandstorm straight towards you. Actually I don't think that's GonNa hit city. That's a twenty three. nope thing now it's going to be so cool. It then slides further into the sandstorm as Sutil as track. Harley. Oh, you step up Ford in the shallows. Sized creature you are no longer considered being difficult terrain Wa. So you splash forward after it not entirely positive where it's going or really where you are right now as you between to date palm's. It then bites out at you. Since you're kind of interfering getting to Hollis. Statues between these date Palms Zor. Also, these are very much alive. Oh that is close to a critical, instead that as a thirty three. That'll hit but not critical but not a critical. Our remind you that I think Hamas told all of you that this thing has a a savage bite which means that it. Has a nineteen to twenty twenty critical ranch. So, that's eighteen points of damage. As this thing chomps onto CD's shoulder, there's a pulse of energy that runs through you as you take another five points of electric city damage. Oh lovely to fill this tingling numbness go through your arm and stream up the site of your net to already deafened ear. Well, I'm missing a third of my points that I could call out to tell anybody about that talk. Def Mute. Man Yes that's true. If anyone was coming, help them either exactly speed Sudi Kantar. ECON tired. All right. I got a mess this guy up something fierce ago I'm doing full damage to so don't need to worry about putting style So I will go ahead and flurry of blows him and use a key points to get an extra attack because I've noticed probably that nobody else setting this guy. So I'm GonNa go for broke actually not around sure there might be somebody literally like Sitra might be on the other side of it stabbing it you'd have no idea I mean that's true. Yeah that's true. Fair enough this is gonNA assume he's Lone Wolf. This I'M GONNA assume my entire Party. Is Dead. I can't see or hear you. You're clearly dead films split up the Party. Will Vanish. Object permanence. Still, very scary for him. That's your girlfriend and want to sue the. I haven't seen her in a week she must be dead. Ever, ever just goes on pause until you're not and then suddenly everything resume. Video game logic. All right. I attack. That's the seventy on seventy nine on the chance and I roll a six four, a twenty three, twenty, three. Yeah. That'll hit your target. Be Old Dragon. Oh big hit big hit. That is sixteen points of damage now. Right second flurry of? Blows attack. That is a twelve on the mischance which would have hit other. winning. Off. Yeah Sad. All right that's a great hit and. I rolled an eight and also probably would have hit. Hard I. Use I use a key point to get myself an extra attack at my highest. Ninety, eight on the mischance. Would they perfect? Perfect well. Threat role to confirm. Forty five on the mischance I roll eight, ten for twenty seven to hit a twenty-seven will confirm your critical hit. As you slam into it, once die for as sin gets into your remaining I, and again, you're deafened in here as you continue to struggle for before to connect with it. Okay. That makes it easy. That's twenty points of damage. Very well, apparently, I'm better when I can't hear sensory deprivation. Your slams into the side of its head as you to hear its job more fill its jaw crack reverberating your arm. The thing rears back as blood sprays from the site of its face. It's still standing of course. Do you call out that you need healing? Yes. I'll probably be like I mean I hope that I'm not the only one hitting this thing. I'm I'm. That's well, that would be believing if I could leave but yeah. Would Be Oscar health. That is somebody else at this thing anybody have a top up. Why can't they hear anything whose fault is this? Definitely leave. Contemplating. Talking out loud now because he's like I, have nothing I I don't know what's going on why do I see Hollis blaming this on the drake or the afraid That'd. Voice Funny. Detract between sandstorm and, an ice storm. Yeah I. Was GonNA say wall. Door actually behind you if you. Want to be able to stab that guy so I'm going to. All right. I have thirty five feet of movement. Can. I get to Sudi in such a way that I will not provoke an attack of opportunity and I can still do at this round. You do not know where the dragon or studios that makes it very hard for me to help you Sudi. act like. It's my fault. I feel. You can't even tell me, Hey, sing a song or something. So I can try to find you in this storm. Nothing for that. Allen. To do something to the Freidan well, I could give me resisted energy lightning which would help you. A little bit. For All Hollis no, she's in the threat range of that thing. So Yeah. I can't do anything about Oh. Now I want you to stab him. You know at that guy's got bones. I'm going to cast bone Shaker on the mass. CAST. Just made of cartilage. is either because she's invisible. So I'm not going to like Cohn colder anything. Visible it's OK. Does blast suty with sound, but it's not okay to cone of Coal Citra. Carpool does way more hitch sitters grown Asian well, yeah. Hall doesn't know where it is for all you know citrus still trapped inside the ring of fire. That would just be super to stay in there. Maybe she dove into the store fightback. Shaker. This guy he can make A. A fortitude save. Looks like a twenty two there he saves. So he'll take half and he doesn't get moved. Three six plus one. D Six. Per to Castro level. So three plus five is. Another ten points of damage to the other free correct Yep ten points the one that's trapped. Of cold damage. So battle is bones around his body for thirty points of damage well, have to fifteen voting fifteenpoints damage tool. Just GonNa hang out because. Yeah. Awesome I going to go. All right now we'll bring us to. The free. So the one inside of prison continues to try to melt this prison citrus seems to still be trapped. Fish girl just came out of the water does look like a catfish she's got marvels and everything fish girl Garrett description. On. Your Superhero name and Sika fish girls grow the free it will go ahead and CAST SWIFT action. So even though he's not casting offensive because he's unaware of Sitra does not provoke. So he will just your hand up as a trio of scorching raised bursts from his fingertips straight towards his ally. Far Move Spell season case in is some it appears to be some sort of ice wall. So He's GONNA assume fire we'll do something to an ice wall and it won't hurt his friend so. It cannot injure friend. His swift action scorching ray however he wants. because. He's not throwing it at one of US sir. So the first to ray slam into it as the I. Shatters the Third Ray Slams into his buddy to no effect. He then barks up at him does anyone here speak in can? Now. There will. He will then turn. Screaming. Red Gaze over towards Hollis float a couple of inches off the ground. because. They just fly 'em make his way forward, which will provoke an attack particularly. Attack on this. Does, he did. The day of Nineteen nineteen should give me a if I remember my math should have been a thirty, five, thirty four. A four will strike your target as he turns his back on you see 'em focus on. Hollis and you die for to attack giggling yeah. Rolling? Natural Twenty. Twenty one confirm your critical threat murder and is also sneak attack. Also. Who? Does the electricity effect him. Yes, he is not immune to electricity that you're aware of and I do twenty nine points a regular damage and four points of electricity image painful hit as your blade rams into his kidney. Hollis says, you see this thing turn and begin to make its way for toward you citrus suddenly appears out of nowhere ramming her blade into its back. It bellows out a roar. Well, you like to do for your injury I shall make it slow. So it cannot get to my friends because it's already difficult terrain although he is flying but whenever. That reduces movement speed and a half he technically had already declared the move action he likes. Who move wants an essence you hit him some like you somehow hit him in the kidney and twisted enough so that the pain actually hampers from moving in. So he just kind of stumble F- flutters in the air his foot impacting back onto the the icy ground called heat. He lets out a roar heff says Foulsham and swings it down at Sitra. Expecting that better you than Hollis. Yeah exactly. That is a thirty three. and Shy of a threat. As the blade whistles around slamming into syndrome retaliation for nineteen points of damage as he cuts deep into the rogue, your blood mixes with the snow and ice around you in the Sand Beneath Your Feet as you stumble back away from the hit. The other free to use his turn trying to break free. So Masika. All. Right. So studio kind of ask for help I wasn't really sure what that was. Sued he doesn't know what's going on. So he's a little confused Schutte one Chechen blasted area effect into Shan showroom I. Doubt that Narmer Masika Ducks under the water sudi should we all know how hard Schutte issue make sure to afford it true chafe. Missy conducts under the Water Sudi standing in the water I'm assuming a sandstorm cannot penetrate the fricken water. No. So I can see his little paw in the water you see the city beans yes. Touched the beans. I will let you. I will let Jordan role fifty percent chance that you can see him through all the sand that he's kicked up through his stepping and the blood in the water between the two of them fighting. Cool. All right. Here we go. Because that sounds fun it is. Good. Okay. All nine so now He's kicked up silt in every direction and the sand is beginning to settle down, which means it's sinking into the water. Unfortunately, this is no longer a pristine crystal clear oasis. Sad to footsie's. Critical to dragon in this water. With. Within The L. You know what I? Knocked out teeth you don't know probably that probably did did crack his job. I mean I have twenty strength at this point I'm pretty superhuman. All right. Masika is GonNa Still Swim the last direction whilst towards this cloud. Anyway. So maybe like ten feet do I run into. At that point that you see suits leg al-Qaeda call head above the surface look up towards them as dragon nearby. There's a fuzzy cat leg I assume it's otherwise we're in big trouble. Village, you know this drake is also a master of visions. What's the DC to spoke a spell cast underwater do you have to because you have a natural swim speed? Yeah but I don't have a water I can't breathe water couldn't you just appear head up and? He'll me. Then the dragon can bite my face. Your face anyway, if you really feels like it, I hoping but big enough distraction with those. You know those Nice Body blows I'm landing I mean again, you can't even see or the dragon is you just see suzy's foot-stomping up and down as he's trying to fight this thing. I'M GONNA cast a heal spell and grab CDs ankle rare time in mummies mass we actually care about aquatic combat. Really thought it was gonNA. Come Up. Like literally, this is the second time period I. think that has ever happened. What's funny is you can't hear her you literally felt a weird hand on your legs literally probably. GonNa do that thing where she's going to grab me and I'm GonNa. Miss my foot up and maybe try to stop it. Feel the healing surge go through you and your ask for Masika health you realize it sir. Maybe. But you shouldn't up on a on a Catholic living monolith taste death. That's right. Those are. Awful second fighting arowar had to deal with DEF. Decimal. Line. Team for this book too great i. Since, you can't breathe underwater. You do need to make a concentration jackets, DC fifteen plus the spells level. Casting on the defensive yeah. Because I know that Drake's around here somewhere but I've combat casting. Okay. So you're only going to have to roll once. So it's going to be a D. C. Fifteen plus two times spell level. Okay and it's a little spill. It's a fifth will spell Kessler I rolled a four. I'm. Holy. To. Succeed casting defensive. You reach out of hand you grab onto suits leg. Jolt of of Healing Energy Trail up your leg. Grabs onto your beneath the water like when you're a little kid sitting with your father on the dock and you dangle your feet under in the little catfish would nibble on your your Jelly bean host. Thirty, two back. Sweet. I think good feedback full. SUPERNOVA, healing catfish. Catfish, what is your of? What is your wisdom? Please don't stop coast. Cute little catfish head. I'll take it. Suddenly stalled for nights spent drinking with his father on the. Line he was only five years old but his father was probably still drinking with them. Oh Yeah for sure. Is that it was an alcoholic absolutely and also cities got a weird hanker for catfish right now. He's not like hungry because like he really doesn't eat a whole lot but he's sitting there going man really some fried catfish. So greed. Athey doesn't mean that you don't enjoy food. It's true. It's true from Masika. CITRA. You've got its attention. Yeah. Unfortunately. I'm not great at doing damage without help. Fight to your best. I think that's what I'm going to have to do. All Right Oh boy you spend your twin blades actually no longer twin since one of them crackles with electricity still look the same. Sir. Okay, just one looks cooler. Of course, say then start rolling sixes for nineteen. Nineteen will not strike your target second one I roll a fourteen four A. Twenty seven twenty-seven will strike your target is you bring this blade back around stabbing with your off hand weapon so that would be a ten points of damage still telling hit as you bring the Khukri around and slice into them. One lasted. So. Unfortunately. That will not strike your target. You still managed to draw blood and draws attention not sure I wanted to tension, but you know. You're the best part is you also have the attention of the one that's on the up on the little tower area to thank you for that. Yeah, that brings us to drake. It's GONNA Attack Sudi. Tell, whips back around at Sudi. If this is even going to. twenty-six nope. They will sue you manage to avoid this. It then moves provoking attack of Opportunity Oh okay and I will hit it. Thirty six in the mischance and I roll a three for a twenty. So I'm not GONNA hit. A twenty will not strike your target. Whole Assisi. The form of this dragon explode out of the sand off torture side leaps up its claws dig into the wall next to you like fifteen feet above your head as it kicks off the wall. Battered and bloodied and roaring in pain at flies off over the top of the wall. will also kick in its speed surge. So it is a hundred feet past the wall now. Wow. Okay. Hey decided. That discretion is the better part of valour MOFFAT Hsun it shoot. Or Him I'm not sure. Yeah. Maybe you should username instead of calling her. I remember her name L., show. Okay fine. We're doing all the work. Also she's still three hundred feet away. Okay Sudi contact. You don't know where that dragon what. Cried okay. I'M GONNA. You know what? I'm just going to try to get out of this like sandstorm thing because this is no fun. So I will move around the. Oasis. And just see how far that takes me after about thirty feet of movement you break free basically reaching a wall that seems to be your. It's obviously one of the internal walls are one of the walls that surround the entirety of this compound. As you look off towards your left, you can see hall us around the edge of the storm continues to circle. Okay so I will go follow the walls he seems to be yelling something. Studio. Do that like I can't hear you motion and then barrel forward Halcion's real bad as he. Runs her over because he like comes out of the of the of the sandstorm sees Hollis in kind of doesn't awkward like shuffle step around. Forty foot speed correct. Yes. I do I think I'm GONNA have to double move on this one? So. Yeah. Once once you almost reach Hollis, you can kinda see past the the edge of the sandstorms at your singer at the outer edge, the sandstorm and you're. Like, eleven feet tall. You can see pass it to where this snowstorm is in. Citrus seems to be duke it out with a second of free since you can see one up on the tower also it's snowing. I guess. He's gotTa look down at Hollis and disco. What is this? And then like I guess, just march in, there just seems to be fine with it will move into into base to base with the Afridi. So that I threaten it and practice there you don't move forward protecting Hollis your true friend that would never hurt you and providing the flight to CITRA. I'm loving this guilt trip your. Friend and would never hurt you. I. Never. Unless she was confused plus years convenient that we can use that excuse though not in this case, but I'm just saying would stabby if she were confused enrolled poorly true that is that is true and I would stab hard I think to specifically to protect suty I think Rachel did take earn will nice I. Think about my friend appreciated actually for that matter I enroll too because it was a prerequisite to living monolith Roy at this point flies up over the walls she continues to soar way forward. Jailed for issued her at which point you just kind of glanced down we do not carry Bove's. Kennel after it for a second before deciding that, it's not worth while she could not catch that if she tried bomber. Actually they are. They do the same fly speed so she would basically never catch it until it like drop dead from exhaustion. It probably has a higher constitution score than the. MOFFAT. But most likely she arrives this journal that was also a quadruple move is she's been. Using the action. Stark Weather Hollis lex back up at the guy that just got freed from the icy prison and goes we can have a real bad day like icy prison. That's amazing. Please put him back in the prison. That'd be amazing. How he does with a Save It is a reflects partial. Alexei. Natural One. chillier. Still Chilling I. Chill out. To, you level spills. This fifth level spell. That's fair. I. Love The fact that his friend heals him basically tells him something probably like you should really kill these people just gets frozen snake. Just went. Is. Were frozen you accept my friend wants to stab yet so you welcome Feed is just from icy prison that would make my whole day. this is only just occurred to me. Okay. So here's what it's going to attempt to do instead of using the round action to make that shrink chuck. It's GonNa Tim to enlarge himself. That's smart. So that allows him to make a strength check with his new increase strength to if insufficient room is available for the desired gross, the creature can attain its maximum possible size by making a strength check using its increased strength to burst in enclosures in the process. Okay. So here goes. Dang it. Also super frigging strong, but it's an eighteen. Fifteen plus caster level Nice, which is twenty five. They can try that again. Turn our next turn. It's twice per day. So it's standard action for attack debate. So yeah, can't do it again, this turn the other free will uses third quicken spell to blast off scoring race at that prison again. Love this bell. Surprisingly. Natural. Will actually miss. Those other to over twenty. So those will both hit. It might do enough damage as thirty clipping. His other race still managed to shatter through the prism and the free glances back towards. Suit he glances for towards CITRA grabbing his side with one of his hands will cast on the defensive. Visibility concentrating using his spelling ability on the defensive but also glances between the two before becoming an insubstantial misty. Said figure as his entire form turns to missed. You in gaseous form on US coward pay Masika Get out here and dispel that that just seems really fun to be like Oh. Really. No. But. He can't attack when he's a gaseous form. Yeah. Right Flank Buddy. Yeah I know right he read the writing on Raw. He will then move provoking attack opportunity from his two opponents. Well, matter? Damage Him. No you can still damage them. Game. It's reduction now. Oh Oh Really twelve twenty seven. I roll it to for a nineteen. O Way Twenty one with the funny. Twenty nine with. Wait we're not playing. You were linking. Flanking. He does have no discernible anatomy right now though I can't get both of those hits. I think CITRUS IMPACTS I. Nine points of regular three points of electricity. And for Sudi, fourteen points of bludgeoning damage obliging dismissed. So. Sicher your blades slice in. You see electricity crackle through this misty form before Sudanese foot spins around and kicks seemingly almost bisecting the thing. As the Miss Parts before reforming as the thing stumbles backwards before hitting the ground. Cool taking physical form. Wow. You have the ability to turn him back. Just. Looks at your and goes did Youtube that? Death Death did the dragon make him death? No, I did I didn't realize he got big in there and I Miss Anyway I'll Paul Jazz when he can hear me. So. It's at least in the record like the culprit. Appreciate that. This is honest. Jessica's not, but Hollis. Masika. GonNa swim back to where she was earlier poker head out of the water. We got one up there. There's still another free up on top of the building and we also don't know what's in this tower either what happened to the drake flew away. Okay. Oh, was going make a necklace teeth. Low Teeth Masika. Some of them out. Ten Feet Ford how tall is that little building that the at twenty? Twenty. Four moving into your own difficult terrain. Why wasn't gonNA keep moving out of the water? Okay. So you just want to go five four. Yeah, and then how tall is that building it is fifteen feet high. All right is my fight and five fifteen feet up. Takes thirty feet of movement. Tangles. To ascend a forty five degree angle all these sky Faeroese in sky free and everything are making me really good with plus skill. So twenty three, you leap like a shark out of the water brooch. That'll succeed. Okay. So I'll just stay I'll just do that for this turn. So you breach from the water fly up into the sky is he out of his prison is free from the ice? Narmer is GonNa spit NASA GOV at him. fair-minded. I'm going to have to exit from any sort of covered I have. That's okay. Okay. Narrows Fourteen for twenty four to hit his touchy. And let's use a pie chart of one. That will hit its target. Shooting shooting shooting. Armor Oh he. Says it's okay for me to put myself danger again saw. That short shirted Masika closes her eyes like an exasperated parent and lets out a deep. Sigh narmer hits. In, the faith face for eight points of acid damage. Still going. CITRA, the Hamra outright I'm going to head upstairs, and then she moves toward the door. To Open the door wonder supposed to be three of them. We didn't know how many there are now the. They told that the muffed told us there were three of them. Ford and then I'm gonNA check and see if the door's locked. SA- rushing for trying the door pushing on it it. Opens easily opens into a room with the thick stone walls and the floor of this chamber keep the room. Cool. Even though beneath the midday sun. Wax Sealed clay vessels line one wall, and a stack of crates sits in the corner. A few droning flies bumble around in the dark room and the smell of rancid oil lingers in the air wouldn't ladder climbs up to a trap door in the ceiling. Door. That should lead up. Well, that's an option such a ups open the door see chamber beyond stuff there Hollis now, your turn. But the storm next to you finally despites. Thank God sweep. Soo contact. Okay. It's a city I want him to move up to where the other free is on top of that building and like I said, I wanNA, I want to punch him you punching grabbing him I think I'm GonNa Punch him because I don't have improved grapple Aso, probably wise and also they're pretty strong. So Fair enough. Yep. So you can straight up up at him he does have partial cover from the crenelated tops the building. That's fine. I'm going to try to stunt him. With a stunning fisted. This goes. I don't play a role, his sixteen for a thirty three. Thirty three will strike your target as you hop and then Rabbit Punch between the corporations. Okay that is thirteen points of damage and I need him to make me a fortitude save DCA team. I'm not positive how many ones I have rolled? But I am positive. He is doing nothing in this fight. Hasn't. Plan in fact, he has not moved from the square that he started this fight. Fell Shin which he's managed to hold on this entire time. Wines the enemies have our luck. Comparing I am so pleased with that working. So yeah, you slam him in the face. He stumbles back reeling from the impact exists Iraqi. She gets to do something. Hey, he didn't say there were three of those things and was there a drake here last time? No Dragon. She will charge diving down as she charges and using her raptor dive. Area Pounds go which means that she'll get to make all four of her tax. Hauser's seriously can I just play them off Ted. We die we just take up the mantle of Moth Dad's. Area. Yeah. so fifteen will not hit the twenty eight will. Slicing target for nine points the damage. That is that's a terrible as a nine which will not hit that however is an eighteen. So that is a twenty four which will hit threat with her Scimitar. Confirming with the twenty one. I just want this to get a single action. That'd be so sad for slicing into his throat as blood sprays, and he topples off the top of the building. She beats her rooms alighting on top of the building and nodding down toward Sudi. So brutal that poorer free it would seem that my father was entrusting this task to you even if you're methods are somewhat. Sheila's down towards all of your water. Conventional, I can't hear you. I made him. My. Bad. But good job. Just. Gives a thumbs up like okay. Cool. Hollis readies magic missiles somebody like threatening are bad comes out of that tower. Yes. We need to check the dour before we relax. How did you say there were three there were three less time to men and women. Lady. Yeah to Hollis is readying to. The. Door. If somebody comes out of it that looks evil and bad is that concerning? Is it much like with the lines. I mean, probably she notes. After twelve rounds have pass you can hear again. Pop after about a minute. Oh, that's good. That's been permanent again then we just got done with all of that. I did that by bad I didn't realize you. Added bad calculus. I couldn't see to be fair and I thought I would help out by killing it, and then I heard you may maybe instead but you know you're fine I mean. Masika. Hilton. So I'm fine and you can hear now so it's okay. All right cool. Power Jessica. Sudi mad at. I do have some stuff. I can give you to make amends I. Mean It's okay. I can give you a bunch. Asked Pope what I can make you real fast. Fast Fast Sika was making a snowman while the ice was still there before it all disappears what's This snow while Tale Hail what's what this hail looks like? Go to if you're, bad. On Different Hale. Place and Hale is us that falls out of the Skyline Rain Nine places you can go to true Hale has lots of places, but this is not hail. This is hail. Away the to say that exact same ones got an e in their once got a hail has an odd hail hasn't Intel Dane. Well Yeah. Well, next time we go to a Labor Day with. Little Bird and little thingy on top that's hail, and then it's got not a burden. The Mend A-this Sudi Law. So you know how it rains sometimes. Yeah. Okay. So in places where it's really cold, it does this instead of rain that sounds terrible. Why would you live there? Actually, if you put it in my mouth, she doesn't do anything but if you put it in your mouth to turns into water like magic city like catches a snowflake on on. A House looks at. How do you know about hail? Aren't you from the doesn't well yeah but nature Masika shrugs. Also I can do this. Yeah. It's been real scary. The day did that first time? Shooting but. I grabbed tease the old pile of like. Oh. So I was getting its teeth out. Okay. I didn't know I was just kind of punching things I couldn't really see it in the sense store. I'M GONNA. Make some necklaces for both of. I mean that sounds fun friendship necklaces. I know people who used to collect their teeth. So I mean seems kind of similar. Real. Cool. Put these in the bag. He People's about what he's already stuffing them inside of his chest. I've got to put them in a bag, Schutte. I. Just show you know shoot. I can't literally put it next to my heart. Next my heart stood gives us Makati narmer thing. Also if you're running a t Sherri, we can replace our teach. I'm just saying. To the tower just in. Houses ready to cast magic missile I'm pretty sure the doorways like you said, it was open right now. Curse alright, Masika kind of emotions at Sudi because he usually takes stuff, right? City glances at sitter to check traps but otherwise, he's going to open the door and go in. You know do that you make your way for? To the open doorway within you can see Arrow slits on the wall of this round chamber. Revealing slivers of the desert outside there's no light inside and as you make your way in your eyes have to quickly adjust from the blaring brightness outside to the dimmer light inside I imagine bringing some light of your own at least citric an easily activator way finer. Yup. In the center of the room for cane back chairs surround a table a curved stone staircase along one wall leads up to a door in the ceiling table off to the side looks to be be preparation area. This looks like. Living accommodation. So you don't see any sign that anyone's been using it for that very much. Recently I. Yes. Then city's going to go upstairs and open the trap door and see what's in there and he folly I will check this trap door for trump. It is called trap door after all. Mamie perceptual. Wait me or. Regular DRA. Trap he's. Since I'm feeling generous, you can have your level. Now 'cause I rolled a five for a twenty four. Oh boy looks clear. All right city opens a trap door and probably covered boiling acid or something. You glance over your shoulder back towards Cetera, all of you on the stairs making your way up towards the door to give you a nod still rubbing sand out of her eyes from the sandstorm out now. You reach a hand. We'll pick it up your next time. It's always suty. Doing this it's always. Find the path ventures officially licensed partner of Pies Inc mummies mask is copyright two, thousand fourteen mummies mask in the pathfinder adventure path are trademarks of. All Pathfinder images are property of Pozo and are used with permission.

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Episode 105: The One With the Desert Drakes

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Episode 105: The One With the Desert Drakes

"They welcome Pathfinder's to find the path podcast actual play of the moments mask adventure path episode one zero five. We're so close so close to or to anniversary but not yet so it's supposed to jump back into where we left off our heroes had. Let's see I think tried to banter around for a while about figuring out some sort of nation that could use. That was a total fail in large part. Because you're trying to. Maybe we'll get into this a little bit more than the after party but it actually gets into a little bit of the filling the difference between doing something in a city versus doing something in a vast open desert city. You can assume that you could do that anything that you're needing to do within one week whereas in the desert it's going to take you more than a week to get anywhere. Yeah so unfortunately. That didn't quite pan out. You had locked into the desert Iran into an old friend of Masika cool but yes you'd met with us in talked a little bit about killing some cultists and all the rest of that stuff Offered to barter some stuff. It sounds like the desert giants are also on their way to the merchants ACIS. So you may meet up with them again sometime soon or all going to go. Have a big old powwow in. Maybe have a rave. Because we're in the desert. Earning man gave up the music from the return of the. But you walks anyway. He walks to them knows. The walks are also not native to this desert. No no teddy bear people. You had major way to the fell. Shen Ridge which is a massive naturally formed are supposedly naturally formed although as you approached it. It's like the seems to perfect for nature to just created it but basically natural arch bridging over the The center of the desert there is not a second bridge nearby. And so you don't think this has anything to do with the burial place for just a SEC. Who you're informed was beyond to purchase. Yeah he's not that we could see when we got on top of it so also this doesn't seem to be bridging anything because it's just going from desert up into the air and back down to the desert again. You had major way to there. You had ascended up. The the wide ARCH TO ITS APEX. Where you had found a small camp. The camp also contain an egg brief debate and pertaining towards egghead in soon and it had been at that point that the party had noticed far off in the distance. I think specifically. They're so far away that when you look over there is just those like V. Shapes against the sky that you like. Maybe those are just ducks in the desert does actually getting very very big very very fast. Dire desert ducks. It's fun thumb and desert ducks. We could eat for weeks to see a drawing of this now dyer desert duck desert foul magma mallards anyway around in volcanoes. Yeah Oh man so yeah. They got like fire immunity and so the Spitfire South boys getting great No in this case though you had seen them begin to approach and you now I think we're just GonNa roll into some initiative. Oh boy party. Do we want to just run away? Are you stealing that Egg yes. I don't think we're going to get far. They can probably out fly. Uh-huh yeah okay. Think we're going to have to face this head on. I didn't I didn't prepare teleport so for it's all desert everywhere around here. Desert desert could be any desert there's multiple desert but then we're going backwards to safety. Hollis Hollis Rosen eleven for an eighteen. Who's forget how fast hulce's I got improved initiative you nice associate city roles. Twelve for fifteen wizards WANNA go. I usually Masika seven four nine citra. Sixteen for twenty two nice Nice probably can't dismiss them concern. Wayne probably can dismiss them like they're they don't matter get dismissed round. One of Combat Begins Citron Maria. I initiative where are they like eight hundred feet away? And we're on this teeny tiny little ten foot wide ten foot wide. Roughly ten foot wide to kind of various There's technically a little bit of sewn extends out past ten feet but it's so steeply sloped and also actually I don't even know if Sudi beat a DC thirty climb check technically on one thousand nine hundred twenty. I could so I'm not gonNA be risking that. Because the sides of this are worn perfectly smooth by only ads for the chained among well to you slow fall you actually have to have a surface next to it so he could slow for the first about twenty feet and then after that. You're just an open air because it's an all right well so much for That currently at height of two hundred and fifty feet who wanna fall off this well. I don't know about all of you but I think we should start a descent. That seems prudent. Tara run are we like perfectly halfway on the apex as well then direction. Yeah so do we want to go back the other way back towards our camels. Imagine they're flying in out of the sun they're coming in from the east east side of the map than E. on it I can make us all a little faster. I I can wait a second six seconds. Can you wait one second? I certainly next all right. I'll delay until always goes to drake's close soon delays bring us to the drake's call it eight hundred feet away their eight hundred feet away. I think we've got a few seconds. They quadruple move. That will be their whole turn. Dragons have like a fifty foot five speed so I don't know he's did. We know these were full grown. We have not in there now about maybe five hundred something feet away gay couples. They begin to close quickly beating their wings viciously Alice. I'm GonNa cast tastes and then I'm gonNA run to the West Sixty feet seventy no or sixty plus thirty sixty five feet high sixty five feet away so halls takes off running city contract Marie appeals to reinterpret follow after Hollis and Dole moving. Yeah you're going to be before me with. Which is I want to get too far from you. It's why I think I'll just move the sixty feet right now. Just until everybody is ready could just slide. We're not sliding into home here. Let's all surf down this rich. It's I don't think everybody has the Dixie ready to make that work. I mean we're not legless over here. He's my third cousin twice removed but here L. C. A lot of road rash. See this thing from breath awhile while to be great San Sale. Yeah my stamina's run out. Ouch let me draw are here. I'm falling to my doom. Let me eat this. You know wheel of cheese real quick and thank affect that rick is drawing even more terrain is extra dangerous links as Roma's running all the way back. I'm like Oh that's what I was kind of wondering if we should go the other way in the middle he said because if we owed toward them they'd at least have to down but then we wouldn't be backtrack. I guess not that bad deal but up here to see what was up here. Yeah so also running with this egging her hand. Hey maybe she can use it like a a Jurassic Park three style. Or She's like here's the egg. Leave us be. We'll see about that. I don't think the riders will let that happen but that probably A. Oh that's right that makes sense. So are you moving? I'm just going to single move so I don't get too far ahead right now. So you have a standard action remaining out move action if you will draw. Bow Or something like that. I mean you guys. You guys were digging through crates on the swimming. Everyone had their weapons sheets. Because we're GONNA need both hands to declare the dry my light crossbow. You enjoy your light. Crossbow as you move you can Loaded if you wish move action. He did a really cool Bo. You just gotTa Awesome Bo from Jason. I'm pulling that out is going to say this is what I was looking at was like where is it. It's over here so you pull your Bo- you can pull that as part of your move action. Technically take a shot at them if you so wish. Ready to to shoot. If they get it bridge already an action I want to applaud CETERA. Because in all my years of gaming I think this is the first time I've seen a player get I initiative delay and then radio in the same round doesn't happen often God knows where citrus initiative will eventually. What do you qualify range? By Way within your seventy foot range the bow or probably a little past that because I want to be able to shoot like before it hits Masika or Sudi so there sixty feedback from me right now. So hundred zero eight hundred feet. Okay from Sitra Sakata. All right So suit is going to go ahead and Run up next to this next to Citra with his seventy foot movement speed and then drawing his crossbow loading it. That's a Lotta moves. And then that's my turn so you run for drawing your Crossbows PARTY REMOVE ACTION. The using separate move action to loot or crossbow. Masika in the bag. Okay down sounds so sad. You don't WanNa get killed shish. Hey should I foot? Flash takes only a bullet never catch me. Oh at least for the next harsh is probably tenth level. Okay get in the bag okay. I'm going shoots into your bag. All right so Mexico will move her sixty feet also drying her crossbow and loading it. So Masika you rush. Four-pointer crossbow beginning to load. It is the party fleas can with the distance that you've run Ford so far. Your opponents are now about three hundred hundred feet away. We're not going to get. We're not gonNA make it either. Estimates and Dora's or out doors to the ground but I don't think it's my turn. Yeah it might be because Masika went from the floor and breaks Hollis. Alice is like all right guys shortcut and dimension doors to the ground. I mean you can see your destination so just immediately like on the ground. How many how many features straight down or if you. WanNa slide everyone off of the feel free to put them. Wherever you so wish Jessica Way did you. Just drop off the side of this. We just went straight down like an elevator glanced over the okay. You would've technically. I needed to move back out because you need to be next to everyone so that you can get to Masika so I suppose turns back around. I guess yells trust me like she did previously grabs onto everyone. And then Yanks you back. I have to ask. Does anyone resist? No why is everybody looking at me? I said no no. You just shook your. I can't see that audio. Oh no I'm scared. So Holly Grab the Party. The entirety of the party falls basically just kind of grab everyone in the tug them sideways. As you go through this purple door that appears I met in the double doors. Since you're carrying like ten people flash of purple far below as you all stumble out onto the open sans. That's as much faster. Didn't think about camels. Though in the run. Michelle question to cool happened ground. Everything tasted like purple. I don't think it's GonNa work. Purple Tastes like what purple takes like. I don't know it. Rivaled days could not real grapes. That great flavor in. That doesn't actually taste let grape. Anyway I don't think that we're GonNa Outrun these drake's. They fly a lot faster than our camels. We're in Kimmel's Ryan No. We haven't Kinda of merchandise yet. We're supposed to suit. He remembered that we don't have cable. Worst waiting for so in them here. So well all right. We're issue district so this guy then. Citra deduction did not go off figured that out. I am getting ready again. So that as they close I can shoot. Don't shoot up. Shoot 'EM UP Clive. Owen this nice farewell to your reference for you guys. You're three hundred eighty feet away from your opponents who are also now three hundred feet above you so okay so you're any. Yeah and I don't do that. Squared B squared stuff in my head. So I understand the the whole concept behind by tagger and theorem. But I don't do it mentally. I'd have to plummet calculator. Do that. Math city contact. Well I'M GONNA ready as well to if they come within my first ranging comment on my crossbow which is eighty feet. I'm GonNa Fire Adam. Okay Sudi he doesn't even have to squint as I just has. One kind of just settled by owning now also. I was playing bone works and realized that actually does help a lot. Borough yes a CD you turn up your crossbow. Plant it firmly on your shoulder next to you standing side-by-side sutro pulls back this you. As far as she can. It's still kind of a taught for sitter still kind of like a tot difficult poll because even though they lighten the poll on this for somewhat of substantially less strength than an extraordinarily strong be woman so basically disproportionately strong. I was GONNA say strong. Also it makes me think of the Amazons in wonder woman so I had to spell that I could've hit them with last round but seriously this was the better choice. Choice gives us gives us time to prep. There's never anything wrong with buffing. The party true Masika. I'M GONNA cast a call. Lightning Nice Nice. Very well done very choice. We're going to be lightning friends. I believe it's one cussing to start to call upon your divine powers. Powers that Narmer upon me. Yes the power of Narmer compels you layered. None of you can still make fifty perception checks so you can't see what they're doing French. Why if they're going to bombard us with something there castors they're definitely casters which brings us to the flame drake's thing for tasks all on them. Yeah we rolled on them because for the AIG okay. We know that they're like they bre- they're like they breathe fire and they're intelligent but other dragons think they're dumb. Oh very like selfish and they don't think you actually asked any questions on them. I think we were spanking women case we ran into one. I don't know if we had any questions to I would want to have any free attacks on them when they arrive. Wish I would want attacks another special attacks Olga. Those two well. Actually if you'll hold on they'll do their turn real quick And they're telling us that they fly two hundred and forty closer cool are they now about one hundred and forty feet away and still three hundred feet up so they could actually get to as eight next round so the flame drake's closing very nice things about them sure You may ask you questions. Pertaining Towards Flint. What an excise tax they possess possessed to special tech's first off. They are constantly breathing. Fight constantly breathing. Fire that sounds Pleso there. The detects actually do fire damage as well. Okay they don't like just constantly breathe out fire clouds or something. That'd be really bad. In addition to that they can spit out a concentrated goblet of flame. Wow mechanically this works. The same as a fireable. Oh okay we need to split this one. Oh Gosh I can't remember the all the crazy names for far from how to train your dragon. That's that special. Yeah you miss separate question if you so wish. Wet special events. They have special defenses. They possess immunity to fire. Make sense mealy to paralysis. Okay indeed to sleep okay. They also have a vulnerability having questions probably damage. But it's called. I don't have that right now. Seeking got cold now. I have fire and lightning lightning. How cold but I have prepared Hollis be like spread. She would run thirty five feet fraction. Run Sixty five feet if you want to. That's scary far away. So what I'm getting is. The wizard says I will run one move action away from the clerk yes basically is and then I will cast lightning arc. Which has a four hundred feet plus forty feet per level Range? Wow to hit Forty feet away. I don't know what the two creatures or objects which must be no more than sixty feet apart. Drake's like data that you're going to try to knock the drake's out so that then the law. I don't know that there are guys on top. Because I can't see them right. You're blind I'm applying. I just can't see them from this range. You you'd at the very least be able to see the drake's themselves are wearing something. They're flying things shock-and-awe baby shock-and-awe so they get a save. We'll see how reflect relaxes are probably good are probably pretty good so the first one gets a nine of the second one gets at twenty three one passes one safe. Sorry one passes one feels all right. Ninety six of lightning damage. Twenty-five lending damage right a thunderclap echoes from overhead. Opening Volley. Y'All I it. Well now. They're definitely not going to have peaceful negotiations with them. Spread out they're gonNA fire volume when they get close enough. We Still Eg me. You think they were going to negotiate the doll cultist Rodman. What did you make thinking extrapolating? Since the giants killed cultus writing flame drinks previously. But I guess that wasn't a Yada Yada. Yada Yakin each mckinney. I don't want to explain. Here's this you in a really her care. Yes my CECA's laughing wildly more running not off. It's never GONNA so. How far are they now? According to my math it was three hundred thirty one feet three hundred twenty five feet so much because I suck at math. Doing the downland increments. Okay so there. But they're still that far away. Yes yeah they won't have those two hundred feet around but up to four hundred feet you said. I only have a minus four. It's minus two hundred forty forty minus four for up to one or two hundred and ten minus six for up to two hundred and eighty now. So it'd be a minus eight. Yeah I'm not going to do that. Run I am going to spread out. I'M GONNA like run closer to them to reduce your penalty for shooting. But I see I could there this this early direction. The easterly direction. They're coming out of these. I will move kind of a North. Easterly Direction so that. I'm still spread out from Hollis. That works okay. That's Attleboro I'm GonNa throw something at you know to you. You have to be no two of your within forty feet of each other to be out of fireball formation. It's nearly you're trying to limit them to only hitting two or maybe three not the entire park. I'll be okay. Sure the person with visions. Not that concerned. I've got five fires a sense that help say you don't have to worry. You have energy. Absorption both of these still not taking any damage healthy. Then they'll they'll do the fireball at us because then all avait you'll just absorb it and the other two will be fine. I do have a resists energy but I ran away from you so I can't put it on you Sudi sorry Anyway how close does that that takes off? What like twenty feet. I'm going to read off about forty-five feet ready readies. You're ready to action did not go. Okay let's see I could run. Do e seventy feet other where he got run miserable for. This isn't really here. This is like arched over us so you could run this early way. Oh that's right. It could run. This ran south. I forgot it could run south because yes I did. I did for Ethan. You're under the arch Here's all our and southeast. Then re dimensional chess. I know this is some three D. chest ironwood run south east directly southeast and I will Ready to do the same thing. Should they come with a defeat and I am well away from everybody else so you ready? Masika? So I'm not within fireball of polycystic doom that is GONNA get lit up and and I go foles back about thirty feet. I have one hundred and ninety foot range with my call lightning so I'm GONNA ready to blast one of them when they If it doesn't if it doesn't care about verticality aren't they within that range? No thirty foot long vertical light a vertical line of lightning hit to the writer and the Drake to wait for one to be within the one hundred ninety. Come from your from the sky from the Scott. Yeah from above. There's like a little teeny tiny raincloud and then they'll both lightning shootout and since it's not overcast you don't get the extra damage. Sadly stir through a cast control weather in our time to cast control weather the Foley editor at ruining the natural world of desert rain. It's all just mind. That'd be the exact kind of juror the Jessica with me. I love drew. It's either that or makes like coal Sand lightning sore sore full of Sad Grad. Just glass shards everywhere. It's the sandstorm from jury there. Yeah some Guy Goes. By on a buggy a explodes gets brought up at. Let's go with Hollis is the only one who's attacked. It's time to light them up. This is like the exact opposite of what we usually do. Because usually it's like all right. Everybody protect the wizard. This time. We're like wizard. Take shot for us. Every man for himself Leila helped me help. I'm trying to Kannada Rewatch Futurama. It's always worth it may or may not slugged me thirty-three Hill. Wow of course sells out of the sky and slams into you really. Crossbow Bolts the lame. The follower done. This is a fronted by Monday. Dare you Yellow Day against me. Eleven points of damage as the BELOIT. Your shoulder in half spins you around a second bull. Come selling out of the Sky Mundane. This one's only twenty seven that only twenty that would hit me easily. Another seven points of damage as the hits you in the thigh kind of bringing you down to one knee as the impacts and it does that thing where it glances off the bone the back part of the bolts sticks out of the back of your leg as goes almost through. You know what I'm aiming for. Y'All next that brings us to the flame drake's Hollis you okay. I am full of holes. Didn't do you need healing. Could use a touch or two. Would you sir whole? Okay Fred. I am forty nine sixty seven. Which is miss you pretty good. Then I mean I'm still a wizard. This is your life firearm. Only me and they should across boat. And you're like that listen to me and do what I tell you to do calculating distances. Sweet yeah so they fly another eighty feet Ford and dive down now starting to slow down their approach that with it. They're not triple quadruple moving flat-footed so they fly Ford dropping down. They actually put them on the map. Now Hey there on the map Wait a minute one of them's coming my way and you know one of them within range of my spiel. So now I'm going to do some CITRA. What range are you saying that you wanted them with him before he fired? The first time I was saying with one hundred feet hundred forty three hundred four up till so. That's what you that's what you're still going with this time. Yesterday and city eighty eighty okay. Neither of them are within that range. They're still two hundred and twenty feet above you how they're beginning to descend but they're not bolting forward. Masika you said it one hundred ninety eight. Yeah they're both still well out of range as they close on you. You can see in both of these. Cases are a ferocious massive creatures that look somewhat like a red and yellow scalp dragon though with only two legs. Instead of four as most dragons possess and wide wingspan stretching off of that in grand total you think from from nose to tell that there are approximately maybe fifteen feet in length with a wingspan of close to about thirty feet. Okay then you can clearly see also that they seem to have settled strapped onto their backs and writing top. These are what appear to be two figures wearing billowing purple and red robes trimmed with gold their faces obscured by golden masks. They're in the process of reloading. Their crossbows Hollis is going to pick one of them one of the cultists sure and fire and acid arrowed has a long range ethical. Look what's Orange Exeter? Four hundred plus forty feet per level your well within range S era. I got some things. House is going the distance against your targets touchy. He's going for speed pass against some partial cover from the massive beasts that he's writing on top of I got fourteen a fourteen year acid bolt streaks up towards them before seemingly deflected by. It's only momentarily that you see this. Bluish flash of energy that's vaguely shield shaped as it deflects. The Euro Wide Spinning passed. It and I know what that is. Yeah you can spoke after. They're using magic to protect themselves but not to attack and that is why Hollis is salty cheese thirty seven police Schultz Shield. They gotTA shields fell on. So they're going to be a little hard hit their understandings. I was under the imagining. They were going to be hard to it. Oh well yeah but I mean like on top of that. Drake also know that there'd be impervious to Mitch. Missile can't magic missile. If you if you had taken care of drake somehow he would have died from. The impact could potentially survive. You messed up effor to go over there and be like stepped or not now. Yeah I'm sure in his mind it's also if they're capable of casting that sort of that spell they're probably also capable of casting feather fall. Say One of the one of the essential things for these. Whatever they are slash wizards is probably feather fallen. Case of Drake's killed will not be able to control their descent though Also it would only affect the I have. Oh Yeah Sicher will ready so that whenever they get range who she will shoot. Saudi Arabia. Action did not go. I'm GONNA ready again. Same thing whenever they get within and shot at him the Sika the sky crackles actresses ready to action. Did Not go off. I maintain the ready. Masika continues to ready. It's about to get crazy. Hey narmer I need you to give me the ability to fly. Somehow maybe I could give you the ability to make shelf really tiny back dragon. Oh then then you. It'd be my mouth. How the role of change? Hey we think of or we can make it a little basket and you could write under me like a dirigible. Those in the man away beyond region. That would be nice. That brings us to the cultists. Takes more shots edis very strong magicians. Because they're not using magic race and like ranger or something. The Classic Wizard Ranger. Mix the ringer so up above you can see that they've spelling. I know W. N. G. They've stood there crossbows. They're actually stolen. They still crossbows technically at the end of the last round after relation. Masika you can then for a moment see sorry. Shut Hollis you can for a moment see. Let's like this fluttering movement before you see this burst of energy from above your ruins floating up and then they're just letting go as you're gonNA guess. These now empty scrolls are just floating through the air back behind them. Okay even worse even worse there litterers guys. We have to put them in the ground. So you know they're not from Texas because you don't mess with Texas. Yeah I was GONNA say less with Syrian either for Texas anymore. So so you're if they come with eight episodes rating if they come with one hundred forty. The flame Drake's continue flying forward before in both of their cases. They talk their wings and tight angling their heads down as they go into this falcon like dive of just building. Momentum as they start plummeting straight towards the ground CITRA your any action goes off Ceuta. Yours does not ask about my hundred ninety. Consult with a better angle from me. Count how far Mississauga's away from She is a hundred feet away then. Yeah they'll pass within your the one on the left will pass within your range So that would be a twenty two twenty two. Hit the Drake Nice narrow. What Fly Nice does that Bo do anything. That's the WASP WASP one. But I don't I can only get one per day to a swarm at them. Swarm also stays in the square. Okay that'd be five points of damage so your era slams into it the writer and the drake need to both make reflect saves. Dc Twenty twenty four for the Drake. Seventeen for the writer so do nine points a damage. Total the dry take half a narrow slant are flies up slicing into the side of this thing of fork of lightning comes down from the sky. Searing through it. It bellows out in a pain roar before it kind of makes us almost this compulsive motion that goes through the full length of its body. And you see this light like fire going up through its long sinuous neck before just vomits forth this ball of fire the one off towards Masika right off well technical. Everyone's right except for the one closest to suit. He does the exact same motion as a co Lobola of fire streaks down towards the monk and I'll need a reflex save from Sudi CITRA and Hollis. Wow thanks reflect save. I wrote a twelve twenty fourteen April a fourteen for twenty seven. So you just kind of abuse. Tuck and roll growing yourself sideways. There's this last of fire and glove Ulitsa of this almost magma like saliva that come flying in every direction from this things breath voice entirely Hollis. You take half damage. Sudi you take full polishes evaded entire. That's fine the studio. Take Twenty points of damage policy take ten. I'll takes no damage so five points off your energy resistance and then five for your absorption. Yep It's all right Police stark with a hall is is. The weather is particularly. Start the how far we am. I within seventy or sixty five feet. I believe you are because you can move over diagnosed. That'd be twenty. Forty eight didn't fifty. You're fifty feet away from city. I'M GONNA BOLT OFF OVER TO SUDI. Right and tap him with a resist energy fire because citrus. Going to get out of the way more often than you are because my dice luck awful. You're about to hit him with. You're not if you didn't close. He's still way out of. My range is more than eighty feet away from me. Got Something for that in a second but I can only one thing around okay all right so Hollis charges over there lays a hand upon CDs burning shoulder. You're still try to scrape all of these goblets of burning at this point. It's almost like you were hit in the face with saliva. Yeah as it burns across. You should help ESPECI- bet there. Thank you my rope now car. Are you ready to action? Did Not go. Maybe get big. Won't actually help me and range The era actually will decrease soon at least my hand. It actually make it worse because he thinks this is tech. Okay so far away are they. Because I'm going to take a shot at him. I can throw. Maybe don't think that's a good idea. Wait wait tell connect charge. I don't know I don't don't throw me. He's a hundred and five feet. That's one hundred and five feet. All this is my second range increments. I'll take the minus. Do penalty shot them. Because if they're not going to come down that's the only thing I'm targeting the drake could I throw you and you grab on and have an epic drake battle like on top of the drink that assumes that I make the grapple check you're putting things into my luck that is not going to be thing all right so on the good news their own nineteen which they twenty nine? Which is a threat twenty nine? We'll hit threat role to confirm twenty to confirm firm. You're critical held up if I nag myself enough at work So that's Twelve fourteen point to damage a solid blow to the dreyfus also took the full brunt from the previous lightning blasts in battered. I suppose studios you shoot this Arrow into this CITRA as you kinda recover from your Tuck. Enroll Hollis glancing up Masika. You have a brother wide view of your focus on any one particular of them right now. The cultists on the back seemed as if they've consumed something you didn't see this flash of light reflecting off blades as both of them draw and heft. These two handed Falcons up above their shoulders as the dragons come diving. Oh Goodie great old buddy the cultists back dinosaur. My next for myself Ha Reference. That's weird it is where backward dinosaur story brings hin range better range than the dragons having descended a further shoot. Whatever it's only to fort you can shoot the cultists instead of the dragon if you prefer. But yeah whether it'd be an extra there on the back of these dragons is they're headed up their falcons like they're gonNa Swing is pretty good. I got a seven. A twenty-seven will hit your target for five points of damage. Five points of damage. To the cultist I have affectionately named lefty. Don't forget your hasten you get one that's Okay Roldan Twenty one. Oh sorry. Twenty two with haste a tool stroke for another five points of damage to Eros into him as he descends toward. You steadily closing bringing us to Masika GonNa move forward. But I don't want to be close enough to anybody else to be firebaugh. I'm going to move forward but at least forty feet away from Sitra Allah do another lightning bolt on all the one that I've been ranger sizzle swizzle. Maybe of both you hit lefty previously. Is the other drake look? Let's put it this way. The cultist on the back of lefty on lefty. The drake not left the cultists left. He left junior and sat down. That cultist is is badly injured. The direct looks pretty good whereas the other side of the other cultists is uninjured but the drake looks pretty. Messed up putting somebody on the ground when be bad pratt? I guess I'll go for the more injured. Drake okay so DC. Twenty reflects safer that for variety. And righty junior. I guess you're correct. I said if this a hatch we should name. Righty the third. Why why we're making a sad guy. Gets Twenty minutes reflect safe? What about the cultist fail? You gets five. Fills fourteen damage diehard eight times nice? Nice hopefully won't need them. Is it one round per customer or is it one bolt professor level? It's one round to cast a spell and then you get ten. Lightning bolts for maximum. So I can do it seven more times because I was GONNA say it took a couple rounds for them to get here after Kessler so Masika brings down another Fort Bolt of lightning which sears into the The other drake which is looking free hit. He messed up It's writer seems to be right. I mean he seared now but he's not on. Death's door brings us to drake's yeah they both charge one charges at. Sitra diving down the hundred feet down towards her pulling up just above her to use it a ten foot reach now it lashes out with its bite you know. It's charging sure idle powertek. I'm way that might be okay. If it doesn't hit. I think this will do it. But I also don't know your se's twenty-six the hey perceptive visit dives relative to you in slow motion. You ducked down the haste. Allow you to pull yourself down you. Duck down super faster cloak whips up a duffer its teeth. Just rent a hole through your cloak wits past you jerk. That's my role with hedge wizard. We amended honey. It's moves out five hundred diagnosing them five feet closer to Sika as he uses fly by tech the other one dives down will swoop Ford and take a bite at Sudi also power attacking a but that is a perfect twenty two. Well that's problem. Maybe maybe not twenty five to confirm is right on the nose at the haste Nuts that is two inns in this picture. That's unfortunate this goal hurt. Y'All yeah all right if you make it through this one more thing for you that I'm getting the heck out of here. Well I'm running over there not physically within. I'm going away from this drank. Maybe on the ground. We'll find out I hope not because That's got sixty six points right now so hopefully it doesn't do more than that. Must my whole hip points. Yeah so hopefully. It doesn't do more than that. Roy Moore dies. So that's forty six regular damage as it off you good news. Six point fire did news. It's forty five six five damage direction fire because you have is this energy. Baby boomers assistant at energy. So hey it's resistant for ten right. Can or twenty ten this level so cool? I have twenty points left. I can't take another like that It then banks and flies out ten feet. So it's now Jason to hall. I don't like that one bit as chomps onto Sudi banks hard flies over bring us the Hollis Hollis is GonNa so if I move it can attack me as at the thing you could take five footsteps and BE OUT OF ITS THREATEN. GonNa step back next to suit and then. I'm GONNA tap city with a displacement. All right that's all I got now. Don't get yourself eating not one thing too. But Oh that's hard so sued forum flickers for a second and then appears adjacent. Sudi Kantar that touch a lot. I can big punching this thing to that friends. I have to reload. I get more attacks by big big sued. He Gets Mad. He gets big all right so you toss away the crossbow bite. You use my stone to get large and I'm going to attack it three four. Tut Wait Times because I'm hated and you're displaced so hopefully blows flurry of blows baby. Stunned a dragon. Yes technically yes. Sleep not stunned so I will try to stun it with my first attack. That would be awesome very well. It won't really kill the writer but it would least like put them on the ground Okay maybe So that is a twenty four twenty four will hit the drake as you spin around and punch outed k. And Plus Hollis so nine points the damage your slides back reaches out lays a hand on you pretty much as you're expanding in size and stepping up using the upward momentum of his sudden increase in size just kind of scissor kick his foot straight up thing racks into the gut of this thing as you hear this bone crack from its spine. Indigent hits the ground in the spray of sand and dirt dude. I told him Scorpion thing. That'd been more hits. Do I do have words. Not Be like this was a good choice. Now I'm GONNA run away. The cultist tumbles free from the fallen. Drake hits the ground rolls through the sand. Having taken the falling damage actually falls prone Saturday. I like this city. Does this dramatic just looks down at this? Little Guy in the sand and just goes nine. Hundred stops off. Side kicked the Dragon so hard that the guy popped off the top with Mario. Pop Sat fell ship. The ground skidded through the dirt. Still Trying to stumble up to his feet blinded as he's trying to move his mask back into position worrying about your master now. Well I mean he's it because he thought all right so he is prone. That is a twenty-one him twenty one. We'll hit a C. minus four as you. Don't Miss Your foot still up in the air drops down on. I'm real minimum damage so five points damage to I know. He's got fire resistant viruses. I don't care right now. I would love to get one of these masks. We're GONNA do the masks survive do they. They usually badly burned. They've been collecting the deal. All right one more before my haste attack. That's another twenty one twenty strike bed. I'M GONNA mess this guy up your continued to stomp him down into the sand. That's ten points of damage. They may plan. You're the kitty swatted him. Out of the air. Now you're eating. You're still trying to get up to his female right. Put Him again with the haste attack. That is going to be a nineteen nineteen will hit him since he's prone out for eleven points of damage. You continue to viciously stomp Sudi. Probably maze a little bit as again your way. How much do normally way So Sudi when he is not in his big form one hundred fifty pounds so he weighs eight times that right. Now Yeah so you weigh approximately twelve hundred pounds. Yep and this guy is taken that beating like a champ so I mean it's more or less like a main getting stomped on by an elephant at this point that being said he is still getting up to his feet. Plant one knee underneath them. Get a foot under a between each one of the impacting. It's Jeez breeze to said cultists. He GETS UP TO HIS FEET. Provoke an attack of OPPORTU. Lau Man all right. I'll I'll punch him again with a twenty four. Twenty five and thirty five will hit as you raise your fist down. Add Smash the mask. No I heard him real bad. This fifteen points of damage. He maxed out still moves up to his feet. Battered broken bleeding everywhere. Half's the foul two-handed handed as he steps forward. Bellows Hawk attempts name and swings out now. Don't forget champions. Placement up to fifty percent mischance curiosity. The twenty-seven hit it would've had yes so the fourteen percent that he rolls on his his blade whistles through the air missing you entirely killing. It is the best team. Both of our butts in his right address may be on the other side of the arch on the other side of the battlefield from here. Citra a shadow cross over you as you look this cultist leaps from the back of the Dragon. Oh my grabs his fashion two-headed amid air and hefts and swings it. Down at you. As he descends down the sky hearing distant companion he also bellows out to the sky. Pharaoh think this might have been the same thing a role previously twenty six did not hit. They faced third spell. Ever dive out of the way as this blade whistles past you coming within a quarter of an inch of striking you on the nose as he spins. Pass UP WITH ONE HAND. Kind of dislodging. His cloak as it's just whipped away into the wind and then hefty his foul. Shit. High Citra. Hamra back through the sand distantly. You can see this. We're facing right now. You're facing south. So this guy drops into the sand you see the dragon dropped off of is circling past seemingly heading towards Masika past the two of them. You see this cloud of sand just erupting as the second dragon falls and hits the ground and then Sudi is just pounding down at this guy over and over again. Sicher is going to drop her. Bow deftly draw both of her cookies and slash cultist all right. So that is a twenty-seven twenty seven however hit your target targeted. You bring your career to bear. This was. He's flat foot isn't he? Landed worth the try. He landed on his feet. Technically didn't take the swing until he landed because otherwise he would have been kinda awkward That is nine points damage. Still you bury your blades. Slicing through catching on the thigh and ripping your blade into him. He's still standing. He was the one that was badly injured by the initial attacks. Masika there's a drake heading towards you. There's a cult is on the left hand side. That's being all dramatic and having a standoff in bite in the sand with CITRA and there's a cult on the right hand side. That's doing his best. Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator Climbing his way on his way out of the exploded. Diesel truck pretty hurt right? Yes I am down to less than a quarter points all right move sixty feet towards Sudi right and this dragons. Bankin at me It seems like it was starting to although now you're going out wide so I don't know if it's going to or not if pokes his head out of the bag as he still. You know familiar is on you. Get total cover and all that jazz If he pops his head that's on you get some cover would still get all right. This cultist is really jacked up on the side right. Yes Yup all right one the one in front of city. I'm going to call lightning though on the Dragon. That's still alive. Because Holy Crab Drake because it has an area attack so the really messes up charges every six to thirty seconds so again gas six to thirty six. Save DC twenty. That'd be a natural one for a seven takes twelve points damage if fishes hit the drake although it still moving narmer yep narrow spit it. The coldest spent finally he's going to use one of his one charges she calls on. He claims his out of where I choose. You should spit it super effective. And that's the only reference I know that hastened rate twenty five to do this autumn seeming. It's arranged such attack. Yes it'd be arranged attack minus four for firing in the middle gets the twenty one twenty. One we'll good boy. Speeding fish heard a six point. Two acid yes that hits the man right in the sight of the head stumbles and just falls flat explode. And then he explodes definite explosion. Ask the figure just burst into flames as flaming snakes streak out at homeless and Sudi I will need a reflex. Save from both. I've got a twenty five. I got a twenty-seven both of you save so you take half damage which would go from ten points of fire damage to five. I take. I'd take no damage because I've evasion so the two you roll out of the way Hollis of your magical energies just absorb your layered medical protections every day. Ibn Hollis doesn't even bother to dodge like virus fine. Flaming snakes crawl get so he slowed it dire proven my show for inched again to be the most valuable member of his party. Okay claim his master's my trophy. I mean I guess it's a little barn citrus far away to hear any pay since you're so fat and somebody and there's a drake so the flame drake uses a swift action for a sudden burst of speed flying forty feet straight up Masika. Sunburst of speed gives us an extra move action this round which means that will then take a four tech action. What wow they just really cool ability awful or Masika reassert with the twenty-seven she up as that seventeen points of regular dame's three points of fire it then brings its till around for tell slap that's only twenty two so you managed to duck out of the way of this as it whips back past you although it still does manage to trump onto your extended arm normal it's allowed nope and then dives back into the call me back when you have it down to you. Almost dead brave exactly the most valuable member anymore. Technically speaking I'm immune to fear. Not really showing. That now house is going to match missile. The dragon has they shouldn't have shield on them. We know they have a shield drenched like haunch. Beef or something in a potion of shield took kill blooding. It's rob. By the time they eat it could get a big syringe up with some you know beef broth in the scored at down their throats. Eighteen damage eighteen points of damage as a casino up to Europe to five now. Aren't Ya silly vicious blow as a quintet of Magic missiles slices into your target and then I'm GonNa Hustle kind of veering clear of the dragon toward citrus. That there will be in the Middle Ish. That's because the dragon right next to the jury. So host takes running back in the direction of Sitra bring us to Sudan. Talk all right. He's going to charge the drake and punch it trying to stunt it. So we'll see how this goes. Okay that's perfect twenty. Perfect twenty few will strike your nice suit. He hates Drake's apparently hates cultist and drake's especially especially cultist drake's how dare they will a twenty-six confirm twenty-six will confirm again? You don't want him 'cause you're probably gonNA make him well. We'll see we'll see twenty one points of damage so sudi strides across the sand in two large steps this thing chomps down to Masika rips into her and brings its head back up. Just as duties Fisk connects in the side of its face and for the second time in this week. Masika as a large lizard as attempt to. Dhec this this thing's hated tumbles down soaring over Masika and cracks into a mess of bone. And meet your the best. Kitty throws back his head. Like a lion roar me this other cultist. Geeky get yourself. Healed though city city is more associated nods like gets in that position that you're in you're about to start running to jump over something. He has no thing works. That brings us all. Y'All are on one side in citrus by throwing Sudi over there to get over there badly but it's not stand dragon. Yes true that brings us to the other cultist who have fashion spins and swings with a when t sorry thirty one. Citra threat. No I don't like that at all. I don't like it. I'm in full health though. Okay okay I still don't like it. Follows that up with a twenty five. Oh haste actually what if it was going to give it to us but no now I'm just. I'm just very dexterous. It's still going to hurt. It's a thousand. At least it's not a critical times three critical for seventeen points of damage. That the Falcons slices into you times to critical but there eighteen to twenty critical range. Oh that's right. 'cause they're big Atari again. Falcons have been pretty bad for this party in the past hero bringing back around to the top of the initiative. Hummer I guess with all the ready against you went from the top to delay yourself to the middle to Radian action. And then you're ready to action when immediately before the dragons when you shut the dragon which puts you back at the top again again. Well I'M GONNA turn in there somewhere hand throwing Sudi if you WANNA wait. Oh I will delay I want my sneak. Rotate her way through the turn. Keeping them off balance be Masika moved up initiative like wait what we Masika ready to put her in the initiative before the Dry Really WanNa throw studio my turn. Can you throw twelve hundred pounds of cat? It's not capped at weight. Unwilling creature to this thing whereas like size matters not issue Pitch Technically speaking. A wizard could use it on a room. Giant and launch a fifty foot giant through the air. If they wished to let's be real. That totally happened in some battle Thessalonian area. Yeah free seating. It's thirty eight. Hit our next to lay your hand upon them. Then fuse them with the power of life giving water. It looks at housing goes. He's reading. I like that. We're charging the missile here. Throw this thing mistake weather. All this is gonNA use telecom charge to throw city. How far forty-five feet? He should be ten feet away so he can actually get his hit at the very end ten feet away from his target. Thirty wow perfect way and so You get to make an immediate attack against that opponent with a plus you bonus on the attack role. I'M GONNA do. It is if I'm charging. Oh that's cool without me taking the penalty for charging the super cool magic all the momentum but none of the off balance I like. Do the city takes one step forward and it's just like flying through the air like doing that. Quick running thing that you do. Because you're like Oh God softball pitch she fly. I'd enroll great basketball special Such a twenty two with the flank twenty-two will strike your target link as you launch. Were this minimum damage. Silent six points damage damaged six points run. Better couldn't have been worse. Hey It's a free attack you guys. Would you like to reenter the initiative ham stab stab some effective teamwork here? Yes so now. It'd be jealous or Jalen guys. It only took one hundred and five episodes finally gelling together as one for having a mobile strike. Your Target Your flaked target my dad. Oh good we're having new vendors moment I just three sixes Santa Anna Four. Jeeze be thirty three points. Am image how he will succeed as you bury your blade into him. He stumbles for a second stares up at you. Through the mask there is no escape and then jet nate's just assume every cultist with a is the one that killed on your this. There's no way that they all dress the same and I do know is it. Seems like of an great? After part question of have we killed this guy I need a reflex save from Sitra explosions city contact fourteen. Twenty two second. Fourteen is talk about talk about it. You have resistance. It's not gonNA head ten points a fire to Sudi and Sitra evades for no damages. You Way Nice. That's all of you stand here in. This smoky burned battlefield. Everybody getting close. Also grabble their masks and stuff. Yeah just thought to prove they do. In fact exist. I am injured. I think we're all injured. They spread out the hurt a little bit. Yeah we go in to shrinks down so that he can squeeze in Masika channels. Everybody gets back twenty two nice I am at full. I am also at full well. That was fun. I never threw a capital before. This was very effective. I think I'm GonNa throw him more often. I mean I'm not against it. That was pretty cool. So you throw in. But you don't like eyeballs. Well the eyeball start just strange. And then it means if they're everywhere. You could always get poked in the eye no matter where you were exactly. That's true what you do see better yet but but then your clothes or rubbing on eyeballs the strange ship problem. I've also my tail and around all the time without me doing anything No two eyeballs. Yes to throw into battle. That was fun. Showed better like the explode. Well I think that's just the thing they're going to always do. We just need to have like Fire-resistant on all the time. Let's pick up all their stuff. We lose their bodies narmer. Here's your mask okay. I know what you're gonNA do with it. Because even after he hid. Why are you putting it on now if we have to? I could climb up on top of your head and then you could wear like a big cloak and then put the hook up and then I could talk to the because I'm much better at lying than you. Rank live voice. I've ever heard. I could just tell them. I have a really bad head cold. I don't think we're going to get close enough to talk to us. So if we had to work how dumb and are willing to believe the lie city. They're not very dumb otherwise they wouldn't have gotten very far or that semen spell on me. I mean I could do that but I could just make you look like a different robot. What if I just Kinda looks like a Hassling Hassling Coltish right? I don't think it would be the actually you might be. Because I think they've been human day might be racist. I mean probably racist bunch of Mass cowl wearing racist out here in the desert. Yeah seems right. I sent everything up. Cash people who aren't lack them quote unquote. That reads Ken. This has got dark. Y'All real quick. It's been dark for a while. Have this egg that we just the parents of orphaned this egg by the way Quentin Tarantino on his cultists. Yes yes all righty then So what do what do we pull off of them? Searching the cultist you can find the following fight. I'm right down for that. Egg Hollis Oh really okay We said we were going to give it to either. The giants or Kat Yeah we'll see if she'll be able to part with it I've she's named it. Still give her the idea actually name it. Righty the third seven. She did name. It was just not a serious name. You find on them. A two scrolls of magic missile race. I'm going to add those to the four. I already have two schools of magic weapon. They've loved magic. Weapon to plus heavy crossbows thirty eight bolts. If you need them I will restock to masterwork functions. You could take one for your husband Masika gear. He has or what level is so to resistance. Plus one K to funerary masks twenty-five gold pieces of peace narmer keeping one district. Ron Right Zeke anyway. Because NARMER HER TAB in case I need infiltrate to coal twenty-six go pieces nothing on the drake's to exotic red riding saddles if you want to drag those off the drake's and try to drive around with the F. Only we had our own drake's last we don't so their trash say we might eventually we'd have one could save. One is one of those moments. Where if you had a portable hole. It's like you know we might need it through the whole but like we don't have that so no most. I have as handy haversack. The send gently whistles across the does drake's skin worth anything and are they edible. They're definitely edible Missouri. Skin isn't necessarily worth anything more than standard. Hide aren't intelligent creatures. That's weird though the wind whistles pest as you stand I guess we wait around for the chairman you set up camp maybe not right next to the corpses. Maybe not distance away in the archway somewhere. You travel a short distance off. You set up camp. Imagine probably in the on. The northern side of the arch runs east to west. But you're still of course still north of the equator. So if you set up camp on the northern side of one of the The ends of the Archway still be in the shadow since the sun still in the southern hemisphere for the southern skies. Don't have tiny hut today. I'll have to use real ten. Oh No I think we'll be alright. You sit on a number of hours pass. The day gets on at some point. A small pack of Hyenas makes its way nearer towards all seemingly roaming from. You're going to guess one point of the desert to the other and attractive. Smell blood the scavengers. Start to do what they do. Best and I imagine you watch from some distance but as long as you don't approach close to them they don't seem to mind you and you don't mind someone very distantly laughing at all of CDs bed jokes. That's fine good. They think I'm funny. You tell yourself that vultures joe eventually dire filter. Wow where's living diorite here? Dire duck tire ducks dire dire pau. Isn't that the ocean? Yes no a dire pond is a lake. A dire lake an ocean. Okay actually a dire lake is a C. And a dire notion that got real out. I got real technical. Real is in there somewhere to eventually though you see the the dusty saying you've seen the of the caravan from some distance off from atop the ridge unfortunately not long thereafter van makes its way approaching towards Falconbridge. It's about an hour or so before. Sundown at this point the outriders greet you all. I married waves at you. I the hyenas the all the stuff over there but you circle wide mine them. They're just hungry. They're cleaning up a mess. I prefer dogs their dog like they're more like cats and I don't like cats. That's just rude glance at Sudi elephants. None taken although he did complain a lot about having the room directly over the Kennel rows keeping my dogs. They were loud. I guessed a wet. Remember this one hundred episodes ago. Yes yeah we're we're big on continuity here probably you know Hollis was staying in the end at the time I just North Ganglia walking that in was full and then some mentioned some with a cowboy hat and just assumed it was one of the engines not been true. The rest of the caravan arrives comes. Purchase all of you once. The Caravan starts to set up for the evening. He makes his way for gifts. All of your smile. I'm glad to see you're all in one piece lovely. Our journey was a little less action filled than ours. Y'All mets and people. Oh Yeah we met a couple of people on the way where who are they can go introduce you if you'd like paranoid cultist in disguise which is not having those guys on more than meets the eye. I mean. Probably he leads you a short distance back the wagons for these people. They're two of them are somewhat easy to pick out from the rest as they are brightly colored red as far as the tarps across the top of them unlike the white that the rest of us are. Oh as you approach closer. You can see what appears to be a small group. That's kind of setting up a camp right now. You think there's maybe twelve members there were writing in these two caravans. A woman seems to be in charge of organizing everyone setting things up tall scarred woman. Dark skinned with no hair her head seemingly shaved completely bald in a number of what appear to be tattooed markings across her neck and the back of her head as well as piercings through her ears. Sicher kind of glances at Masika like Dino this one do I know these people. She's much darker skin tone than any Syrian. That you've met so she probably comes from further to the south. The Caterpillar share below more along the lines of Wonky. A man stands nearby and seems to be in the process of helping set up things. Getting Things Organiz off towards the side this man as he turns back towards you is a he's kind of dwarf and a human head a child somehow is human sized but as why does he is tall seemingly this thick black beard which falls down to about his collar or so. It's extraordinarily thick curly. It looks like if you pressed against Cotton Candy Soft Guinness. He's a dire dwarf his face that appears to be in a permanent state of just something akin to a smile where there's the laugh lines at the edges of his eyes and at the edges of his mouth that aren't obscured by his mustache and beard of someone who probably enjoys a great deal jokes. You think he's probably going bold across the top. Judging by the thinning of his hair that you can see along the sides but the top of his head is completely obscured bright. Bright Red Fez. The man turns and looks over all of us. You Begin to approach closer. My friend fault. Who mentioned taught? Frontier are exactly my fair lady. These steps Ford bows at the waist. I am known as a sometimes known as the clever or about the honest sense motive. Yeah honest see smiles pressing into his chest and bowing the hand having at least two gold rings on every finger. Gracious I get a twenty three. I Rela Sixteen for a twenty five fifteen twenty eight twenty five ranks. Okay you get the feeling that no one has probably ever called him optima honest except for maybe himself more of a marketing strategy. But you don't necessarily get the feeling that he's lying about who? He is on the lines of kind of traditional merchant type. That seems to be overselling. Stand over promise under deliver. We're nomadic merchants from ETO if you've been there about anyone that wishes to make me a say knowledge geography or knowledgeable okay. I rolled an eighteen for a thirty four on geography. I ruled eight nine and got a twenty three rolled through Milwaukee before for local. Sorry both of you know that. Oh both of you know slightly different things pertaining towards Eto. Eto is a city in. Assyrian is actually north of the pillars of the Sun. So it would be probably a good honestly from where you are now. That probably be good three hundred miles north of here. Hollis you know the following Eto isn't Assyrian city. It's located many people in Eto considered to be the center of Assyrian geographically. Speaking at almost is it's located just north of the mountain range. Notice the pillars of the sun and straddles the overland trade route between is to the east and the CIMA SEC to the West and has seen its fortunes kind of wax with the increase of foreign trade since independence in addition to benefiting from increased trade. It has also become a launching pad for adventurers usually seeking to plunder the countries many patient tombs since that was opened up about seven years ago. That you know of the city of Eto. Although it's a distant city located kind of center all you really know you remember hearing rumors and tells that the city has been calling upon adventures for some time mostly due to the fact that they have a constant issue with the knoll tribes surrounding region attacking caravans that traveled through the city of Eto alleged. Sounds wonderful what brings you down here. I'm traveling south making my way to the city of the House of knowledge and wisdom education for the southern wise and Benevolent Magistrates and the masters of the Arcane. Why well I hope to find a good market for selling treasures of great magical importance that I have found during my travels. You know that this caravans not heading that way read. Oh no we unfortunately came under attack on our way we became a little lost in the desert We were set upon by some strange men in masks and unfortunately they manage to overwhelm one of my wagon. Stick some prisoners and escape back into the desert. I WANNA real good on that one. Though I did very good twenty-seven I rolled in eighteen thirteen for a nineteen three for sixteen. Sudi CITRA. Yeah it all sounds like he's telling the truth as far as that's concerned Hollis you feel like he's telling the truth. As far as the encounter with the cultists and such is concerned he seems a little touchy about his business in the desert You know it sure is an interesting route you took through the parched dunes. I mean. Isn't it a quick trip? To take the the spinks. Just go a little east. Take the river down. Ooh would depend on how you look at the map. These smiles kind of steps for places a hand on his shoulder. Sort of steers. You so you're facing away from the rest of his Caravan Ofek okay. Maybe I took a bit of saturated route to make my way south. 'cause you're hiding something. No glances back towards the tall muscular scarred woman who seems to I all of you somewhat before turning and being able to yell at someone who seems to be having trouble taking one of the the bridle off of one of the camels. I was hoping to maximize my prophet by avoiding certain river. Tolls that are required to go through docks at on and may have led to. I may have underestimated the danger of this route. Prefer that stayed away from the years of my Muscular Abedin does he seem to be on the level about this Consists of wish we. Now are the Party of sensing to ten a role foreign gotta ten so boo twelve. I added nine that and I get twenty one to nine for twenty two. What at the time and the rations and the water and everything you need to go through. The desert outweigh the benefits of missing the tolls. You still get the impression. He's not telling the complete truth but you get the impression that also what he's telling you is the truth What were you looking for out here in the desert out here in the no? I've been looking for a way out of desserts. Nothing here in the desert. Let us put it this way. We are very protective of our caravan. And if you're bringing something into the caravan that is going to bring danger and or extra harm. Were already having to deal with. You need to know about it. We need to know about it. Not that we're GONNA take any of your stuff or stop. Whatever you're doing we just WANNA make sure it's not going to make our situation worse kind of looks at Sitra with that really what I'm neutral. You're neutral good. Also neutral these truckers receivership trucks. This is the desert man. Remember he's the only lawful one here goes. Oh no I miss on yours. Although there are no laws in the desert. Yeah but don't you just follow like Faraz Code? You're not big on fundraising gear. Get Away with everything. If he if he plundered tomb that would be potentially bad because it would be dangerous. It depends on how what he took from the tax. So we'll see but I'm trying to say we won't take anything from because we will. It's super dangerous. Views that bomb. I HAVE NOTHING IN BY CARAVAN. That would be of great danger. Twenty friends that I was traveling with motive. Would it be dangerous to other people? Who weren't his friends. Probably that I got a natural twenty on that one thirty three to thirteen for nineteen. I got five fourteen. We're doing so much. Since probably overkill. Strangely he seems to be implying that there would be some danger when he says great danger. But you actually get the impression there'd be no danger from anything that he's carrying but he wants to think you to think that something that he has possibly dangerous tweet salesmanship he's GonNa try to sell it as let me be honest with you would be wise. Of course are the honest okay. City doesn't actually laugh just against funny reiterating this. There are a number of rumors floating around about the situation in the south particularly those around this gangs and wate and on Heff who and I may have had some run INS previously with one both and suffice it to say that I have no interest in drawing the attention of anyone from on or wate. Taffy was okay. There are no gang activity and tough laugh at that one. He's GonNa say that gangs everywhere. Honey I hate to tell you the same that we're thinking of May are everywhere to my understanding. The HOTTIE OF TOFU is extraordinarily stringent in keeping gang activity under control in her city. That's that's definitely true. Simply say that I have no interest in passing through either of the two either the older or younger sister of so you're looking for the safety of the hatchet. Yes and I hope that the safety of anonymity traveling through the desert such as I was gonNA run into you have with the gangs to make it so that you had from about here in the desert will simply say that. I may have traded in some items that they had secured previously until I'd seen the betterment of my ways gold mass just drugs items owned places. I would sometimes take crates from them. I would ask no questions. Tell me no lies. All crave thing is no no never. I've never dug through grief myself yourself. But you sold the seth that was I understand. I have never had a single person. Told me that the thing that they have given to me a to ask. Don't ask don't tell you just. Kinda like looks at him reproach for leave but remember is that he used to do drug running and stuff so he's not really wanted to talk so then you stop supplying him and they got real mad at you about that because they need money to fund their operation little simply say that as the Ruby Prince gained in power. I've found that Legitimate Trade was much easier for a man of my honesty honesty. Yes I was going to say my temperament physical build and my inherited heart problems. Well okay all right. Let's see your goods. Oh of course you would like to trade out more than happy to make you a number of great offers beyond that. I do have a traveler with me. Who is skilled in the enchantment arts weird? They have one of those well to actually well actually. She's more skilled at that sort of thing than me. I don't know but I'm just trying to filter the short version of what you can find from him is Following a scroll BLEEP Barrier School of remove pattern a scroll of Stone Skin One of lightning bolt seven churches remaining dog figurine of wondrous power a breast hunting. Horn that Anyone that wishes to make me SMOKOVEC. Eight Friday twenty six thirteen verse six tests. Seventeen for thirty the Masika. You're aware that this breasts. Hunting Horn of the horn blasting as he informs you Twenty thousand gold magic item Yeah that is actually dangerous. It appears to actually be under some sort of enchantment to appear to be of blessing in fact has just a regular He's got a friend. Who's GONNA champions for a? He's a fraud Two inches of stone skin two ounces of two ounces of stone solve okay. Grab some of that because we're about to go to the stone area that might actually use. Is it actually sounds solve. Probably APPEARS TO BE TWELVE. Twenty Gallon Barrels from interstate one twenty pounds of Cinnamon Fifteen pounds of pepper twenty pounds of tobacco three highly polished and gold plated. No skulls here Eight Piltz what appears to be a mummified hand a magical handed glory. It is not magical. Okay that's even weirder can make your own hand glory so what what happens if you get caught for fraud in the sister. Cities depends on which city? You're in and how lenient or not. The UN's a little bit more chaotic than the other ones. But most of the time it'd be jail time or the loss of a hand down not it's loss of a hand. The ashes of lamb issue held with neglected. Fear there's no way to prove that this ashes of anything so totally probably fake any would be willing to show the rarest of all of his treasures and the rarest of all creatures according to the honest which is a single headed hydra in abreast and silver cage. Is it just a lizard can alternate so wish? Sugar helped me which I need because I wrote bad Sugar does help me and I get a twenty. Yeah it's a long you CONSTRICTOR SNAKE. That is impressively large. Sixteen foot snake. Okay wait okay. That's just a snake. I'm GonNa Meta for a second here. He's trying to pass up a snake as a hydra. Hydra has legs. Yes but liable. The average commoner average commoner has more more importantly especially because he's asking ten thousand four more importantly is the average noble. Would go could have a single headed hydra from my back garden. That would impress the other Nukus. Talk me through the honest emphasis on honest. That's not a real hydra okay We are in a very important mission Have you have you ever been to the sister? Cities LIKE BEFORE. Do you know what the punishment is for misleading and or lying to roll fraud. Yes that'd be a good sustained work toward well aware of the punishment for such okay. I'm from on so if you try to swindle anybody in Faldo's Caravan I will enact Assyrian on justice may be honest with you. That would be preferable east of Sport. Away from the caravan against what is with this guy. We're going to go steal sniff through all his stuff. We are just simplicity. Simple travelers the desert. I understand that most of the items that I have here. Most of these automatic things in my possession are beyond even the price range of anyone here and one of those things isn't even what you say. It is an illusion to of those things. Actually I'm sorry to hear that it'd be more than happy to get a second opinion but I am of course only telling you what I was told. These items are my lawyer. He's playing he wants you to take advantage of the caravan if you my lady me one more time because I am his lady and she points. That's true very intense. I don't really know citric gets all protective of her people. This is amazing CITRA. I believe you said your name was. I have no interest in doing these. Merchantable deals with the people here good. I am looking to go and find extraordinarily wealthy individuals of the city of Tofu and take them for all their money. Actually I don't know if I really mind that items that they would want their bad people so I don't know my only thing is do not swindle mislead or sell false things to the caravan now if you have good merchandise that is verified by one of US needs okay all of these and a wide selection of schools. That's all I have to offer. This girls are real He also has access to pretty much. Every scroll of first through third level nice to purchase them it depends on if I have any money. Just my warning. I have no problem with you dealing just deal on this. I am traveling with the caravan until we make our way to the merchants awaits side hurt so much about and so that I might be able to recover and perhaps purchase some camels. There may be another Wacko so I can load up. My supplies travel in peace from these. Let's all right fair enough. Honestly after they step is GONNA step away with. It was nice meeting you pull mainly. I entered into my husband and we get to the merchants. Oasis is good. What is the punishment in your tribe for fraud? Oh everything's death. Seems simple to get out. I mean. Does he deserve to make. It doesn't seem to be willingly and knowledgeably performing fraud. Clean soul has changed like a Nash. Gammy narmer these. Big Capitalists Masika. Could we lease the NARMER help? Narmer do you WanNa play a game just like the Saul? I'm skilled in a number of games up. Stretch not speak up stick. It is find out what he's hiding or I could do that. So under the cover of darkness. Tonight you're going to sneak into his his wagons and figure out what he's hiding okay. I'll take anything you just need to tell us what's in there. I'll certainly be able to tell if he's a villain that would be wonderful in my experience all villains or meticulous not coercion journalists journal. He must be none necessarily read the Journal because I keep a journal. The villain is full of sketches. Here look and she pulls hundred sketchbook and shows him go takes it looks at it. I wonder if some sort of complex coal for domination bird mean Burda so when we were out the other day in fact. That's one's the big one we saw in the book and this year and she flips pages devoted the first one. I did of you Russia. Am I really handsome? You're gorgeous wait. I Have America. See himself for more beautiful color. Get ANYTHING DONE MICHIKA. Lash put you in the bag. I UNDERSTAND WHY SHOURIE ABOUT PEOPLE. Schilling me now shall make sense. Thank you for the beautiful portrait of me. Don't take it I can make you one on related keep it. I'll put it in a frame carry it next to my heart. My heart you that. That's for Masika. Okay actor put it on the inside of it should be kind of like a lock it. I wonder if I radiate a picture of Michelle for becomes some sort of magical picture. That's how that works okay. The new bad signal is just like the NARBERTH guy. Yup break into his His his wagon tonight. I'll check around. We get to the Merchant Oasis Allah have a chat with Sarah. Nice but though solves we might need we do probably Wanna get those. Hey can we cellamare ourself? I mean I don't see why not depends on how much gold Goldie as on him but Well we could trade for the solves. I mean depending on how expensive they could finally get rid of this Derek. Egg that guy to him. No we're GONNA GIVE THEM TO THE HOUSTON. He was Aston or cat. Now I I think he needs a big old drag and because he's big too he could probably control it better to and he probably needs something bigger than just a camel to carry desert giants unifier. Well nobody's immune to fire say unifier. It'd be perfect to be like spitting fire me stop. I suppose then with this new the plan in order all of you prepare yourself. Set up your own tints. Make yourselves comfortable now in the company of your say set tent up so that he can watch their their caravan wagons. I'm going to set mine up specifically so that I can look out at like look like. I'm meditating but I've got like the I just like peak just a little bit open to like look at them. I'll also keep an eye on Sudi because of suit he starts having a frigging mask vision in front of these people. It's going GONNA be a problem. Oh yeah boy oh boy but I suppose you all set up already for that. Settle in for the evening and I guess we'll just have to pick it back up here. Next time with Dr Eras Niki Narmer episode. Oh Boy Don Don on the find the path ventures is an officially licensed partner Pies Inc. Mommy's mask is copyright twenty. Fourteen mummies mask in the Pathfinder Venture Path or trademark supplies O. 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From Disney Exec to Dream Facilitator: Dave Hollis Gets Intentional

For the Love with Jen Hatmaker Podcast

1:00:21 hr | 11 months ago

From Disney Exec to Dream Facilitator: Dave Hollis Gets Intentional

"Hi everybody my name is romy welcome to the for the love podcast with your host. Jenn hat maker my mom. She writes books folks in speaks to cards but she mostly loves talking to amazing people on this podcast every week. Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoyed the show Hey guys welcome to the for the love. podcast this is Jim Maker and I am your host and I love you and I'm happy that your hair. I love this little series or in we decided to do a mini series called for the love. I love finishing strong because not only are we finishing out twenty nineteen we are finishing out a decade and so am I team and I thought who can we talk to who really have tools to put in our hands. So that we don't just slide out of this decade just with absolute inertia Bogging down but who can help help us rise up and help us reach strong and dig deep and really do this thing well sell. Obviously my guest today is the perfect person to talk about finishing strong. He is one half of a very inspiring duo. Yeah well and the moment we landed on this series I knew I wanted to talk to him. because not only does he talk about this topic often. He has a very specific initiative around finishing strong. So I'm so grateful he made time for it. So you probably have heard of or know Mike guest today Mike a friend Dave Hollis. I'm big Dave Hollis Fan. I'm deeply on record having said this many many times Well I just love this dude. Dave is the CEO the House Company which exists to essentially to help people build old meaningful. Lives that's really He has husband Rachel father to their four kids. And so Rachel and Dave together host the podcast rise together which is a huge success And they just have their hands to a million plows They just so they're putting out so much into the world. We'll talk about this but dave was previously The president of distribution for the Walt Disney Company. You might have heard of the Walt Disney Company He worked there for seventeen years at a very high executive level. Absolutely at the top of his game until poof. He left to apply his experiences to the expansion of the company. So we're going to talk about a lot of that Dave and the rest of the Hollis Crew Live right here in Austin Texas Where incidentally if you follow Davey notice? He drives a nineteen. sixty-nine I'm Ford Bronco named the incredible Holt. And he hasn't mini schnauzer named Jeffrey Naturally. And so that's one of many reasons to love Dave Not The least of which is his humor and his warmth and he's a good friend like I've called Dave a few times with either a question or a favor or a need and a one hundred percent of the time Hunter Times out of one hundred. He's like yes absolutely. Here's what I have for you. Here's here's why I'm sending you. Here's what I can do for you. Here's my suggestion. Here's my council Just a really good friend behind the scenes which that's everything briefing to me like. There's one thing what it all kind of looks like on the outside but when you are behind the curtain who you seem to be in front of it that that is everything to me in. That is absolutely who dave policies Guy This whole hour I mean do buckle up there there. There's so much packed in here. It's not just big ideas that it's like this is what we do. These are action steps. These are ways toward password gratitude. These are levers I pol To make meaningful change in your life as you finish out this decade instead on twenty I mean there is a ton a ton a a ton in here so you are going to be happy that you listen today. You're going to walk away with really some fresh ideas and encouragement and inspiration ration- and so I am so happy that you are here today and you're GonNa be too so you guys welcome to the podcast my friend and Dave Hollis. I really really really happy to have my friend. Dave Hollis on the show today. Hello Sir Sir. Hello my hat maker. It's nice to be here. Say Thank you for saying Yes to. This is a busy season a busy time. You've got a handful irons in the fire. And so so I just. I'm thankful that you're like sure. Let's jump on the Internet with headphones on our ears and talk even though we're fifteen miles apart you know what I could not like. There was a single person that I would rather do this for. I cannot think of them real quick. I've already told my listeners. You know kind of the high level Points about who you are and my listeners. Mostly no Rachel. That's Rachel's how I met you to. She was the front door to the Dave Hall world And Rachel's been on the show and so I am really excited for my listeners to also you better because You know just like you so much like I've said that behind behind your back many many times that about you I do and I mean it like I'm like Dave Hollis is my jam and so I would love for my listeners to hear from you a little bit more about your experience in your story and frankly I wonder if the tattoo on your forearm might illuminate a little bit about your ethos in the world and what matters to you and I'm kind of what your North Star is. Can you tell us a little bit about that. Actually a two but but also just your deal like can you tell us about Dave for sure. I habitat you on my forearm. I do think it's a nice place to start. That says a ship is safe in Harbor Arbor. But that's not what ships were built for men. I love that quote to I got it at the beginning of for me. A big transition addition a big journey from who I was who I needed to be in this world and I came out of a place that was with certainty as its primary Komo commodity. He Me Showing up the way that I that I needed to against the backdrop of traditional masculinity against the backdrop of how I was raised by my family of origin and the backdrop drop-off what I thought of good man does and a good husband does and You know good necessarily but I wasn't being exceptional exceptional and I wasn't avoiding for me was the biggest fear that I had in my life and that was not living fully to the potential that was given to me by our Creator so in the midst of a midlife crisis of sorts. The bridge between thirty and forty for me. It was a tricky one and found myself in a traditional entertainment mint in industry. Job that a career for twenty five years and Though I had the trappings on the outside of everything that anyone who would listen or look I thought man. This guy's got everything that you can only looks like this great and I was really unhappy and unfulfilled and struggling with S. w-why with everything that I'd acquired or the titles that I had of the status I created. It wasn't translating into something that felt more meaningful inside and so in June of last year two thousand eighteen my wife and I moved from California to Austin Texas. I left The Walt Disney Company as the president of distribution after a seventeen year career. Dang wral these dreams together where now are working every day hand in hand at Hollis company trying once you put tools into the hands of human beings that if they were to use them might afford them a better life alive that helps them stay out of their way life that simple even themselves and maybe he said another way not believe the lies that has kept them in their own way so man. I'm excited about how the rest of my life gets to go away. The thirty five year old version of me never ever imagined scraped. I WanNa Lake could funnel down a little bit the granular level to that. Because you know I've told you this and we're going to get to your book in just a second but I have endorsed it and I sent it over to you last week of the four and in it. I said something that I mean because you have admitted a often that you were an even maybe still can be occasionally but were definitely like a self-help personal development skeptic a cynic event. which I like? I told you that draws me to you just just particularly because you have this voice into the community. That's like I don't know I mean. Some people are wired a little bit more like Rachel just intrinsically musically motivated jokes. She was born that she was a eight pound baby intrinsically motivated way. She was together. And so I appreciate your perspective because as you come from a from a side door and so I would like to hear you talk a little bit more because you kind of skipped Disney exact seventeen years humongous powerful job with absolute guaranteed outcome. And really. That's just the truth. You plug the machine in and it just one. It won all the gold medals. And so how did you go. Like what was it was what was the impetus that AH allowed you to go from that guy to winning like absolutely slaying to thinking you know what I'm GonNa buy into this thing that I'm not sure sure about I'm gonNA leave all that behind to run a company that helps people live their lives leap so I I would like for you to come down on on the ground a little bit more and talk about that process because that is on paper bananas. Yeah The Walt Disney Company. When I came on board as the the head of sales had just acquired pixar and then succession acquired marvel studios and Lucasfilm and so as the person selling movies to movie mediators convincing? We'll be theaters that they need star wars adventures movies as it turned out was not required. Maximum effort right and so in the midst of of like really feeling like I wasn't growing and I didn't at the time realized it. But there is this crazy connection between growth and fulfillment and in the station nation. I was in. I just wasn't being pushed away. That was having the outside of my comfort zone. Or certainly requiring you to grow at the same time no is by Rachel it. She goes on this journey. She goes on this journey of personal development where she even having the stories of basically the building of grow. Wash your face. The book DOC is my. She's struggling with anxiety or negativity with alcohol or do it right so she struggling through how to become a better version of herself and fines in her belief in the tools that I have been skeptical to that. There's a road that there's a route that you can. If you put in the work and you surround yourself. Offers resources can come these things that would otherwise be very and so I'm stuck in this funk where I can't see a way forward I'm unfulfilled. I'm not showing up well for myself in the unfulfillment rather than deal with the way. I'm feeling I'm drinking more than I. Should this connecting from my family and Rachel. All the awhile is going to personal development conferences reading everything. She their hands on listening to podcasts. And so it really comes to a head in that first chapter the book where I tell the story of US having the hardest and most important conversation of our relationship where after we'd been on vacation she comes and it calls me out and basically say look I am on a perpetual pursuit of being better tomorrow than I am today. I A growth wired person and I we know for me to be happy I needs to grow every single day and if you choose to not grow I don't I don't know that a year from now we're still going to be going on dates two years from now we'll have anything to talk about or three years from now. We'll be married clough so I started going to therapy. Happy Therapy was what opened up my eyes to the possibility of self-help being things are personal development. Being something that could lead into either grudgingly agreed green to go to a conference. I started reading books and through the work realize this connection between growth and fulfilment and utilize the only way that I could be filled if this is truly the pursuit on how can I find happiness. How can't hy-vee fulfiled? One of them was. I need to find a way to better tap into the potential. I've been have not been given so many gifts and I'm not using them to the tapping into those. Yes they have to happen outside of something that makes me comfortable and sell at the tip in coins of my wife's business that she'd been working on for fifteen years she's got. This book is still in draft form. Unbelievably we make this decision to move the austen. Batali wash your face comes out and then you know hang on for your life but are decisions. Do this was recognizing. Hey there's something here there's something that's going to connect in this thing that she's created but also there's something in this community and the work that we're doing and it was also foreign being the and was going to be challenging for me that I knew it a minimum. I'd be outside of my comfort zone and space possibly open for growth which could lead the fulfillment so question once the last time. You slow down to check in with your mental health. Maybe you've been feeling stuck and thank. I really should talk to someone but finding the right person. It seems so daunting and your schedule is so busy. The time does not materialize on your calendar. But you know what help can can now come to you. Thanks to better help counseling so better help can connect you to a licensed therapist. I or counselor online. You can get help whenever and wherever you need it. You can talk to your counselor via phone text chat video however it's convenient for you and your sessions are of course absolutely private insecure and if you don't connect with your counselor you can easily switch to a new one at no charge at all. I'm a huge advocate for counseling. And better help is a really convenient. I can't afford a way to find the help you need today. This is a brave choice and they're giving my listeners. Ten percent off their first month with the code for the love so just go to better help dot com slash for the love and then use the code for the love. Ah Get started right now. Okay everybody back to the show. MM-HMM SO fast forward just a hair and you've lived into this for a while you've made monumental life and career changes to build capacity around this hunch that this this is a deal that this is not just a bunch of hot air and so here we are today and you have written your first book. It's called get out of your own way so I of course have a copy and I've read it and I endorsed it with great joy and it's really really good and beyond what I when the one thing that I really like about you dave. Is that your delivery style is so accessible and so what I want people all the heat. No as they're listening today is no matter where you fall on the cynic or cheerleader spectrum. this this is this is for you and it's it's super super usable and so can you talk a little bit more about the book What what it was like to write it and what you're hoping for once it hits the two shelves all right well to answer the question? I have to actually go backwards because I want to tell you that my initial reaction to reading reading grow wash your face was absolute terror gay. I tell them right so I was. I was certain with a one hundred percent of my being that the book that Rachel wrote when I received it in printed out binder clip fashion was too honest and transparent that created exposure exposure for our family compromise. The work we done on the optics we recreating of everything being great on our side and I get actively worked to try and convince her to not release the book which is insane and we wouldn't even be here if I had been successful but that's how much I thought the book shouldn't be out. And then because of blessed the the thousands and thousands of letters able to read all of the response of how bad as a tool. We're helping people feel like they weren't alone in their struggle. I decided to write something that it is similar in that. I'm also taking twenty lies that I once believed that. We're keeping me in my own way but doing so through the lens of somebody as you said. That was skeptical of these tools that were more fixed than growth mindset oriented who has struggled with motivation every single day. Unlike the motivation Unicorn Rachel House and so I sat down to write my first book thinking a pretty good communicator. Pretty good writer. I that I can do this pretty easily and I'll tell you what I underestimated. The process also of writing a book is a difficult task in and of itself. Just getting words on page shared right. When I decided that I wanted to do something thing and actually do it the way that it had to be done for it to actually have the impact that I hope for which is really be honest about all of these all of these things that made it multiples more difficult for me to write because of my worry of what people might think it'd be really know my struggle and I I can now see man who care I just I I am so proud of having written this still going to be something that certain people are GonNa be like? I can't can't believe you said that but because I was willing to think it's part of why it's going to totally. I WanNa talk more about that exact idea. Because that's one of my primary primary Gremlins is what do people think I've I've worked. I've done a ton of work around this Because in in in just in my my work I can't that cannot drive me that that will either take me out or falsely inflate me one way or another and so Utah quite quite a bit about how we just simply must let go of what other people think of us. Why do we have to stop? Stop using other people as an excuse because that is what it is to stall out or to just stop in our tracks or forego what we're really meant and made to do. Well I mean I think to start with this and this is a hard thing because ego. Oh and your self worth are so tied to the hope that everyone does actually care about what you're up to yep and the reality is isn't this man it's going to hurt somebody's feelings but nobody's thinking about you hundred percent gift Ba- free. No one is thinking about you they're thinking about themselves selves and it doesn't that doesn't indict them as being a bad person it makes them human and the humanity of each of us being interested. First and foremost itself should eighty something that gives you the freedom to pursue the calling of your heart without worry of what they're thinking because they aren't they just truly are and so part of what I had to come around suicide appreciate that there will be things that create including this book including our podcasts or any of the with the company that certain people will like and and it wasn't for them that you know like the pursuit of impact a life of impact comes with a with a with criticism as just just part and parcel of what it means to have impact and so often is there are one hundred people and we can impact ninety but turn off ten instead of focusing on the ninety that we impact. We stay focused on the ten. The upset by are always keep ourselves from even like making a step toward the nine. You could be held. Yes that's Kuku as I'm in a really divorce myself from the possibility that someone won't like this book someone is not someone literally thousands and thousands. Thousands of people will not like this book. And that's okay it's just not. Yep that's so great. I love that that is the healthiest approach. And it's so liberating I think disapproval and disgruntlement such deterrent for us. We just think well that'll be the worst thing. It will be the worst thing when people criticize this beautiful thing that I made and it will hurt my little feelings and maybe it will then all that happens because it will as you noted there is a one hundred percent chance chance that that's going to happen about these things that we create and bring forth in the world and then you go to bed and sleep all night long any wake up the next day and your life and so oh okay. That was that it was that the that the individual will then carry on. Everybody like like keep doing what you're doing key building. What you're saying is do because this was a really important thing for me in the discovery process of producing on a level that I'd never produced before and that is every human everyone listening? y'All have ways that you handle being triggered right. There unhealthy coping mechanisms unhealthy coping mechanisms and as honest as I've been about drinking as Yana fi unhealthy coping mechanisms. The the I think part of what is interesting in the Real Nisa rawness of this writing. Is that this book. wrote itself in real time as I was processing some of this this experience of writing a book for the first time against the backdrop of not having the best coping mechanisms. I yeah not pedrick. Nine months super super proud of the fact that I haven't do. Do you know what happened nine months ago. I got my first round of edits back from the editors who read the book for the first time. Yeah but I opened up. This document saw the read Ed and heard the negative self talk that I was afraid of in starting the project. You're not good enough to right. You don't deserve to do your you know if it weren't for range you'll have written this book who wouldn't be shared all earnings. That were stories that I told myself now Kim Korean and instead of dealing with those stories I grabbed more drinks just then I had previously to help smooth out smooth out the edges of a long day and when I caught myself like look you then you can either if you say you WanNa be a good author if you say you want to lead this team if you say you WANNA show up well for your marriage if you say you want to data these kids then you better introduced some healthier ways of coping when life comes around and disrupts your normal because we're living in a sea of chaos over here. The the headline is being honest in that through through that Lens in that context right. If you WANNA create you'll be triggered so if you're going to create whatever your creation is if you don't have a healthy sense of how how to handle criticism which isn't inevitability you have you don't have a healthy sense of how to handle the way that you've previously been triggered when you're worried about what they're thinking how they're judging you or or if you're enough then you either choose to not create or struggled through the the the wake of them whoever the collective them ends up being. That's that's right. The great thing is in man journ Mike negative mechanism of drinking into running just to give you a sense of how chaotic things have been. I've run seven hundred miles on in this sense. You know nine months ago so a lot like running for me has been that outlet process things that normally previous dave old. Dave would have numbed out or try to push down so that I'm going to have to deal with that and so Part of the the idea of getting out of your way is how can you stay presence. In the things that are disruptive in your life so that in that disruption the way but a muscle builds. You've got to break it down right if if you want to build the muscle of your life then when something hard comes up instead of running from it or muting it or trying to take it out of being when you have to think about find more constructive processes so that in learning from it you can grow. That's so great. That's a lot of miles. That's a lot of pavement achievement. But we have a lot of kids and so between our work and our kids. We should probably be running seven hundred miles a year that makes sense that's real Please raise your hand if you'll bra shopping Hard Pass so thank goodness in three chairs for third love. WHO has made for us Bra shopping? That is quick and and painless. 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If your first order so good a third love dot com slash for the love right now to finally find your perfect fitting Bra and you'll get fifteen percent off if your entire I purchase. So it's third love dot com slash for the love for fifteen percent off your first order today guys. Talk Show okay. So one of the lies is that you sort of dismantle in your book. Is the idea that I am what I do. I WanNa hear you talk more about this because frankly we we have been taught since we were kids that we very much are in fact what we do that. That is how this world works. That's what the that's what the world values you know is is is our productivity and what we can do for everybody else what we are giving to everybody else and so that is a really lovely wife. WH- disguise frankly. Sometimes that I can kind of come up under as my front shield but why is I am what I do a bunch of the crap. I WanNa hear this from you and and how so this series this podcast series that I have you on. It's on finishing strong. So obviously Have you on because you and Rachel during this amazing last ninety days and so as we as we are rather than just slide into entropy be here at the end of the year into slothfulness into numbing into excess that's unhealthy as you just mentioned. How do we honor honor the goals that we have for ourselves to finish strong and to to to reach into to stretch but without becoming enslaved saved by deriving our worth from all this productivity? Does that make sense. Oh yeah well it's interesting. I approached I. It is much from the Lens of if I have this title if I have this job if I make this amount of money if I like if breath then does it have a correlation in my life for me being a full version of myself and I was asking the the question through the lens of someone who had achieved a whole bunch of things that conventional society and even my younger self had convinced myself of being what I needed in life to be happy and I was not and so then I had to start asking the converse. Okay if I don't have this title if I didn't have this status if jeff does it in any way take away from my worthiness as a child God my worthiness as a human being and the answer of course was now it died and so so. I've had to really turn the way that I think about any of all of it too. I said if then got really I'm sitting in a season right now of if then statements and so the if then statements for me are if I say I wanNA have mental health as the priority in my life then I need to have a calendar that reflects spending time by myself thinking about what I do journaling or I guess you added appointment appointment calendar with a therapist this regular amount of time so that I hadn't processed garbage in my head if I say that I want to have an exceptional relationship with my wife then we have to stick to our every Thursday night date night and I need to even if it takes the spontaneity out of it. I have put things things in my calendar that are as simple as send ray attacks telling her how much you are thinking about her. Like if I want to have an exception relationship than the pursuit of my mundane Monday needs to be reflection of my stated outcome. If I want this then right now it doesn't mean that like you can't also be in pursuit of rest right doesn't mean that you also can't be in pursuit of taking a break from the the whatever it might be because those things are important in. I did something in my attempt to finish strong where I left my family. Goodbye family family. I left Ray. I went to the desert in Tucson without technology. I deleted facebook instagram. Lincoln Tick Tock and twitter from my my phone and then told someone on my team to change the passwords. I I left on Thursday came back on Sunday and for those three days I sat and really really just with a pen on a piece of paper with no prompts. I wrote down on a piece of paper the things that were inside of my head and what what interestingly happened as I was in a truly the pursuit for me the intention of the time was what is the outcome. I am hoping for in two thousand twenty. What is the? I'm hoping for and believe me. I started thinking thinking I was writing about one thing. It veered completely different spaces because of my subconscious if then statements was was basically at the cornerstone. If if I say that I want to this is this might not make sense for everyone but I can either continue to tell stories about broken nece really honestly and how I got out of my own way or I can evolve into and this is gonNA sound kind of ridiculous but or I could evolve into a thought leader K if if I want to be thought leader later then I need to do certain things that frankly today I don't do enough. I need to read more books. I need to spend more time in personal conferences as I need to. Listen to more podcasts. I need to spend more time by myself right so then I have to ask like okay. I think that's the thing I want. And My willing to commit myth and sacrifice the things that would be required to still achieve this thing. Now that I've really identified the then statements and I would encourage anyone anyone who's listening right. You WanNA finish strong. You gotta start by really identifying what your intention for finishing this year is If your intention is to create the most amount of work or to be the person who is considered for the promotion or to come into Christmas when your family is come together and not hot drink too much because of not being able to deal with the triggers of your mother-in-law like just know what your intention is set that intention out there if you want this outcome then and then you can really get into that right we. I mean as one of the things that I wrote down right. I want to be more connected spiritually. Like hey how do I commune with God regularly. I can't hope to happened relationship. Actually be really in my calendar in my daily routines in my like I picked up new devotional. Great I've got a new devotional you'll have when it comes to physical my physical goals we have six is events. Arise run and I'm doing a twenty five city tour for my book. Yeah I liked so if I'd like to actually affect the lives of the people interact with when I do all of that work then. I need to commit to date of moving my body every single day even even in especially on the days. I don't want to commit to a diet. That's GONNA feel my body right if I decide you know what I don't want to do the working out. I don't I WANNA eat well. I don't want to keep from drinking then. I have to change my if statement because I can't show up well for those six stages the run in twenty five dates for a book tour if I if then statements change so I hope that makes sense but does right if you're grappling right. Now is a listener with what man. I'm sick of the grind. Okay Change Your Life Statement. Write your statement if I am interested in creating creating space for me and my family to slow down then I just say no to these things on my counter Ryan. I can't be the volunteer shows up at every school event. Then I have to let go of my worried being judged by other moms. Yeah not showing up in this way might mean because of that freedom you can have the piece you're looking for right right. It's like that you can't hold both. You can't say that you want to keep every mom happy by the way they're not thinking about you can't you can't say that you want to keep every mom happy happy and have peace. That's right you can have sabbath or the freedom from their opinions. But if you can't if you can't get the verse than you're not going to have the ladder. Well I love and it's sort of it hangs on this This statement that I've heard you and Rachel say which is that. Hope is not a strategy. Because I think that is the way a lot of us walk around. Gosh I just I kind of hope. This piece of my life gets easier. I kind of hope my marriage get stronger. I sort of Hope that my kids and I four volt connection. I hope that I could maybe have a career change and these are like deep desires and wishes and sort of dreams in our heads. That's not a good strategy that general unfulfilled ideas and so that is where. It's so weird because I know what it sounds like. It sounds like the act of sitting down with a pen in your hand and a notebook paper like nineteen eighty-four called and just simply deeply deeply flushing these ideas out writing them down. Like we'll big deal it's weird though the impetus that that can become for intention and and for a for sort of way forward and actionable steps like I have a quote sitting right here on on my desk. It's framed is by Henry now and I don't know if you've ever read any of his work but Just a really profound spiritual leader but one thing he said was I. I do not yet know what I carry in my heart but I trust it will emerge as I write and I found that to be profoundly. True that something There's a weird alchemy about putting pen to paper Putting words on blank document that allow some some of the to manifest. I mean you have found that to be true. Obviously you and Rachel spend a lot of time telling people to write their stuff. Down is Israel and I'll even take it a step because one of the favourite practices that we do during the like. Hey it's Christmas break between Christmas. In that first week of new years he has a full calendar audit. And what's interesting is like. I was not a person who was religious about this and Rachel has been crazy about it forever and ever and now that she's been crazy and I've seen the fruit of my diving into it. I look forward to it and and the reality is this life is going by so fast we all have a thousand kids and you know a million responsibilities that rarely I mean. Rarely do we actually pas life and take a look like week by week day by day. What did you fill your time with? And the trailing twelve months all right so like we go through the exercise of. What did we actually fill our day with? And what in billing billing our day brought us happiest brought us joy so there's college what what brought us joy or happiness. What was a good the use of time like it was a produce? Some big idea. It was the first domino catalyst for something else big inside of the business or a relationship. What what was what was it? Poor USA time does it. Wasn't maybe there maybe wasn't like something good that came from it but that if we were to do it over again we wouldn't do it again. And then just what is what were the absolute. We thought we had clarity on why we were making this decision at the time. But Man. In retrospect we should not have made that decision. We make that list and then we go through and what inevitably ends up showing up man. We were not as intentional about creating opportunities opportunities for joy than we should have. We sound that we are in pursuit of allies that is more centered forget balanced but centered and centeredness has is a piece of bit lifestyle. The thing that we're trying to create lifestyle wise giving us these moments for Sabbath and he's and reconnecting with our family. We usually don't have enough of of those when we look at the things that we said yes to that were effective and efficient. The question ends up being in two thousand twenty. How can you more often when these kinds of opportunities thirty show up say yesterday though is in the things that are instructive but man be like a waste of time? Use those as blockers for what you are not going to say yes to in two thousand twenty so that you preserve and protect your calendar in a way. That's a reflection of the kind of life. You say you want to lead. Absolutely I love that so much and then it it really does. Have this accrue fat of just dialing in a little tighter year after year. Into what you're good at what brings you a lot of life and joy What energizes you and your community? What works I mean? It's sort of these incremental changes that you learned that ultimately that kind of informs your instinct and so if maybe at the beginning that is just as huge exercise in like my. Everything's crazy by you do that long enough and then you develop this discernment as things sort of come into your orbit and because you know by experience that's going to be a new or that's GonNa be a yes. I'm curious I'd like to hear from you a little bit about a your initiative on finishing strong in your community kind of you know the last days what I just talked to us a little little bit about that. Like what motivated you to create the space. This is not your first year to do it. What's your favorite thing that you have heard back or experienced or maybe Abiola a cool story that that you're hanging onto thinking guests? This is definitely could use of our time and influence and encouragement community. Read well well I mean number. One hollis she was the creator of and Has Been leading this charge longer than I have been a partner in its charged. WanNa give credit but the last night days just at its simplest. Form this idea of being intentional in how you approach the last three months of the year the way that you traditionally attempt to start out the first first month of the New Year and the idea is hey. Is there some other some habits is there's some discipline is routine in community that we could commit to that in doing it together. Might have US ramping into a new year. In a way that helps us take off as opposed to you know making bad. Either eating decisions or relational decisions because of what ends up being Thanksgiving and Christmas these opportunities for being hyper triggered. And so we have these. He's five to thrive five things that we as a community are trying to every single day couldn't as a part of our life starting stay with gratitude. If you go on the hunt for gratitude dude everyday you will find five minutes of it and you will have a life that is full indifferent because of it Having half of your body weight in ounces of water every single day it it sounds crazy but hydration is super important not just for brain function but it just helps pump the bad stuff out of your body so a ton of water moving your body for thirty eight minutes every single day which in our community there are people that are going couch to five K.. It's a big deal just to say. Move your body for thirty minutes. Move your body. I change your mind. This is about showing yourself the power of body movement as a vehicle to changing your thinking. If you do something that is physically challenging you will convince convince yourself on an unconscious subconscious level. You can do hard things mentally. It will change the way that you think. But more importantly it'll change the feel out. We give up a single category food that we know we shouldn't be eating. This isn't about diet. This isn't about restriction this is about showing yourself the power of keeping a promise to yourself. Yeah so when you tell yourself. I'm not going to do this for thirty day. We ended up breaking up in three thirty days. Increments you can. If you commit to something for thirty days you can commit to doing it for the rest of your life if you choose to and the power in acknowledging that you are capable of that is so so big and pursuing basically any of the party live in the last one is getting up an hour earlier so that you can before the chaos of your day wakes up before your kids start ruining everything like having an hour our for yourself to plan your day to get into devotional to spend it in meditation. Just have that space to process process. You're alive before your life starts processing you. In having those five things those are the five to thrive and then each week. We've had a different theme each week. We were talking through you. Fear or a comparison or the you know what the word of other people or whatever it might be so It's been great. The feedback from the community has been overwhelming. Amazing we've always talked about this idea that you are the five people that you surround yourself with mother. It's five or more than five being in community of like minded people who believe believe in hope who believe in the power of discipline or happens to believe that searching or gratitude is that will have you a grateful day. It's it's it's a life changer. Isn't it's a difference maker if you find yourself through the last ninety days of the air around people who are hopeless who world always out to get him to our unlucky who was the talk behind people's back it will affect the way that you think in fetal and so part of this was just creating a community of people that we feel awesome doing life with and and it gives us the energy to go and pursue all been so great thanks love it. Living a healthy life is far more than just losing weight. Right it's about developing habits that help you feel like you're strongest your most confident self and I've found a partner that guides me and cheers me on and you've heard me talk about it. It's called NEUM. Moon is not a diet. It's just this healthy and easy to stick to way of life. NEUM is based in psychology so it teaches you why you make the choices that you do. What's under all of this Plus they arm you with all these tools to start replacing bad entrenched habits fits with better ones just really one baby step at a time. My personal experience with new is that it's all these victories. He's in my life that have nothing to do with the scale. That is why this is working for me. I feel so much better in my mind. I feel so much better my body I have more or energy. I'm developing this muscle memory for confidence. Because I'm I'm seeing that this possible to relearn and to begin making good choices for myself in a habitual way so it's just a game changer. For my mindset and then ultimately for my physical health you can sign up for your absolutely free trial so good afternoon. It's in 'EM NEUM DOT com slash for the love so that is in show 'em dot com slash for the love. Start making those like small manageable changes this very day neum dot com slash for the love. Cake Uh K. One last question in the land the plane. We are not just closing out a year right now but a decade which is just always an interesting time to sort of pause and take stock and so We anything bad to where you were ten years ago Just about to turn the calendar page twenty ten. If you like pick just one thing one bit advice that you would go back and give that guy Staring ahead at the decade. That you've just lived through these last ten years. If you think of that Dave what would you go back if you could pick one thing and tell him. I'M GONNA go back to the Tattoo because we started started there. I mean ten years ago I was beginning my last assignment at the Walt Disney Company. I was the head of sales. The president of distribution the last seven years of my time at Disney and the first couple of years man. I was definitely that ship. Out of the harbour I was isn't choppy waters that were bigger than who I was. And what my resume necessarily suggest that I was capable of I was thriving learning and growing in an environment that was was really chat testing and challenging being and because of that growth I was fulfilled and about ten years ago. My bow came into the harbour and it in an environment that was no longer challenging because of the acquisition of great content of me having conquered a learning curve of me Believing that I have reached destination because of having been told to me by the outside world as being worthy and good and of significance through a rope around the DOC and stayed there at the expense of my ability to grow and now guess what As much as I do not want to relive the a few years of times certainly between thirty and forty two where I felt like man I did not show up as well as myself. I wish that I had made every choice that I made. When it came to drinking too much or not being a dad my kids deserve but I wouldn't? I wouldn't undo it because of the gift that it created for me in in having to persevere through the Valley of my own creation which is the rest of my life when I was at the bottom of this. Uh Trench that. I created for myself this stitch Rachel's growing and I'd like to say that I was treading water. But I wasn't. I was dying because I think you're either growing or dying and I was dying and in the bottom of that ditch. I can remember throwing my hands in the air and yelling. God me a miracle. Give me a miracle I I need a miracle to get out of this and God looking down to me in the bottom of the stitch saying you are the miracle you are goal you have been given every gift you have been given all of these resources you have been given a light. Your wife has been dropping shopping breadcrumbs on how to actually reach for a better life. You Sir you're the miracle now acts let you are and do the work and man it took you know it took time and took a foggy. Took a whole bunch of lies that I believe in now. Uncovering the truth to those lies is. I don't have to be weighed down from them. But if you're listening to this and you're stuck if you're struggling and you're looking for a miracle you're the miracle and there are tools and resources that exist right. This second. They do not cost money. They are free on the Internet there in your public library. There's a circle of friends there a blank page in a journal that you just need to start riding in these tools exist and if there was a thing again Dan that I just wish that my tenure version by thirty four year old self could've heard. was that my needing those tools. My reaching those tools didn't make me weak. Didn't make me broken. They didn't make me bad. Those tools existed for me to become who I am on this planet right this second. Having maximum impact having maximum value being the dad my kids deserve showing up well for my wife it it those those tools existing they they exist so that you can grow every single day and for so long. I thought that my needing to grow as an indictment on not being not not being good as I was and that was a lie from the devil. So if you're in debt and you're hearing this and you're wondering where's the miracle you're you're the miracle if you're in any way skeptical of the tools that may exist to help you get out of your own way to help you get out of this ditch. Let go of the lie and star the beach for the help. Because they don't inevitably you'll come to. This conclusion may be listening to this podcast today. Maybe two years from now. Those are the two ways two years because man time is one of these commodities that we don't have promise of existing so come on the tools exist. You're the miracle let's go. This is me clapping alike. Yea Awesome Awesome Dave last question. This is just one that we ask every guest in every series and you can answer it literally however you want I mean it can be like really profound and important. It can be like the smallest most ridiculous thing you've ever said in your life either way. What is saving your life right now? Well I I mean in real time having just come off of this experience of creating space so that I can get focus. I WanNa give you a flip and Glib answer but I'm going to tell you like what saving my life and real time is clarity clarity and came because of taking a pause from my you totally chaotic every other day of live and allowing the space the quiet the absence of technology to really afford me a chance at that focus of where I'd like to go out like I I have the most audacious of Belief in what I can do on this planet. It's all tied to the gifts that were afforded to me by creator and I have to the thing saving my life right now. Oh is fully leading into the utilization of those gifts and that that wouldn't be possible just couldn't be possible without some some MM space and clarity that comes in the silence of listening and writing and thinking so in real time I am. I'm on fire tire for what we're about to do. But I'm also grateful for the blessing that came in the silence on Iraq in Tucson Arizona Florida's Great. Yes ask good for you. Gosh I'm so happy. Had those days that is that is just wisdom to rotate that into your experience. Right right before you turn into twenty twenty which by any measure is a super high octane year for you. Tons of exciting things. The the fruition of a lot of work that you've done it's really really exciting but it takes a lot of energy and focus and so good on you for having the wisdom to know. I need a minute here. We're here to get my ducks in a row. I'm thrilled about this. And you and I just believe in you so much and I'm really proud of of the work that you're putting into the world right now and how many people that you and that Rachel and what you're combinations combined affected at the two of you. How many people that you matter to and are inspiring and encouraging and serving? I just it's really something something to watch Dave and then way down to the ground. It's just fun to be Your Fred and so thank you for being like this great not just like like Guy Dad and husband and creator but just like this person. It's I feel so lucky that we got to know each other and And now we live in the same town which is awesome I WanNa see this too because I think I'm sure that every person who comes on for for the love is basically a friend of yours or at least believes himself to be a friend but in the case that not every guest actually finishes by acknowledging seeing how awesome you are you are you are truly against in our lives in a strange thing to run as fast as we are running and to experience. Some of the things that we are experiencing experiencing that are a little bit different that they come with the territory of doing this work and a little bit of the tradeoff of personal the becoming public but Your your wisdom and your friendship. You're telling us that this is normal or this is okay your empathy for you know how to handle the mob above Internet trolls or whatever it might be is like A. There's a gift in our friendship that goes beyond traditional. Let's just have a good time and have some fun on. I WanNa thank you for that and You are complicit in a very important humongous chapter of our life and the interrupted was the beginning ginning of an adoption journey that ended with my now two year old daughter existing in our alive. I mean she's a monster on us. You can experience it but My my family is complete in part because of the influence that that book had unarmed deciding to venture initially international option option before foster care and then private so I wanna I wanNA say thank you. If you're listening you need to know this this genetic maker. She's the real deal she's just human being good good decent. When she's got a Mike Interface? She is good and decent and awesome every other second of the day. That's nice thank you. Dave Hollis thank you Dave Hollis. You are the greatest and we're excited about your book coming out so you know all bang the drum once it hits the universe and and Lovey Front I love you too. I appreciate you thank you thank you for having me. Thanks Dave yes. Love that guy love of that guy his a lot of meaningful tools in my hance Together and that has really it matters to me a few levers that we've pulled that Release me for some self imposed exile city and stress and and set me free a few places to do what I do in ways that bring a lot more life not just to meet him. I am failing my community Astro I am. I'm a believer so anyway. I'm happy that you were here today. I I hope that the series has a little something to you as we wrap up twenty nineteen and we wrap up a decade colleague. Can you guys believe it. Can you even believe it. I want you to know that I love you. I love serving you and this last decade Serving this community. Obviously the podcast community is newer in it but so many many of you have been in my world for years and it is such a choice. It's an honor what it is. It is an honor a to be a part of your life and to be able to introduce you to friends and leaders and thinkers that I think will mean something to you and companies companies and vendors and organizations that are mattering in this world. Gosh I just what is this life that I get to do this and so i WanNa thank you for being such good and loyal and conned ungenerous members of this community. I don't deserve you and I know no it But I am eternally grateful for all the ways invest into my life and I don't take it for granted ever not for one second and and I promise you as we turn the corner into a new decade. My aim is to serve you even better and with greater significance. Can't and meaning. That is my goal and I pray that the things that I put my hand to serve God and serves people and services world. So I'm sending you all my love. Thanks for being here today. Hope you'll have today show more to come next week. You guys see that. That's it for today's show. Hope you enjoyed. Read the chat research. Subscribe to my mom's podcast and give it a thumbs up rating if you like it from the whole hat maker family. I hope you have a great week and see you next time.

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97: Where is Rachel Hollis??

"Hey guys it's Rachel Hollis and I'm here with my friend. Trent Shelton was originally. How you doing? I'm living the dream man. We you tell listeners why we're hanging out together right now. We're hanging out because we're launching my new podcast straight up and I'm super excited so rad. If you guys are not already familiar they were threat. He has millions and millions of fans all around the globe who come to him for a very unique style of coaching. Yeah we're unique straight. The point is really as I can put it straight from the heart and breaking through those negative mindsets breaking through of what's holding you back in people's lives and long form love that so if you guys want hear more you're already listening on podcast platform go subscribe to straight up with Trent Shelton. Let's go let's get it. It's the morning show that no one and knows no one is talking about. I said no one is talking about but if they did they way to start art. Good morning foy styling no hold on. Where's my phone I? I don't know Turnout turn down the music. Good morning start today morning show. mm-hmm happening live backstage at equity. Shoot for Rachel. Hollis's new show called the Rachel Hala show and Sitting on the floor of addressing room area to fulfil the commitments. You this audience to show up every single day. Welcome good morning. We're not telling anyone what we did there. I have air pods in my bag. Welcome good morning ask Rachel. Hollis is shooting a television program not television government a program. That's going to be on an unbelievable. The new streaming platform called qube That comes out here in April. And we she you know. Here's the thing I'll say we because I was a part out of it today and yesterday it's insane thing that I was asked to jump into this production The the crew that is in town. I mean it's unbelievable. Believable there's like. How many people would you say that are here? Twenty five people are working on the show and over the course of the next two weeks. You're shooting shooting eighty episodes. Make my arm. Tannen may are. Oh we're getting some real time tanning. That's tanning tanning is happening. Life you handing is happening We were doing something moments ago that involves physical activity. Not telling them what we're GONNA stretchy. Catchy shirt you're wearing something else that looks fantastic. Thank you very much and I'm here for it. I'm here for guessing we're learning aprons so This show basically has everything you've ever dreamed of and more and The first dating shows are going to be shot over the course of the next two weeks and then they shoot the next eighty and then they shoot the next eighty. It's very exciting So welcome good morning. It's Tuesday did you Tuesday. It's Tuesday There's a new rise podcast today. That's what happens on Tuesdays in the inside of this world of ours and there's an amazing conversation that Rachel had with Chris Hogan I do you know Chris Hogan Chris Hogan is an extraordinary leader of leaders He works and has has had a partnership with the the Dave Ramsey Ramsey Organization for a long long time but he has a conversation with Rachel. What was the conversation about? I know it was about leadership. Honey just trying to get you into this show the started a morning. Show that we're having over here. I'll take your arms look fantastic with self-tender. Everyone wants to know. What kind of self self tanner using? What kind of Self Tam is? It's called a COUPLA Cabana bronze. If you had that on your Bingo uh-huh Card Look Ladies and gentlemen not an Ad Copacabana bronze O- on myself. Thanks for having all right. Rachel Hollis this is going down to set. She is going to go and shoot her. Next segment. here's so. I'm going to get back to Chris Hogan into into yeah. Let me talk about Chris Hogan per second Chris Hogan he was a guest of ours. Who is on the stage at rise? Business He is on believable. He's such an amazing leader. And what I love about him is. He's a leader of leaders. So if you're person who's on a leadership journey if you're someone who is interested in being inspired by someone who makes a fulltime job Out of giving leaders the tools to be better leaders listened. Today's rise podcast this week and frankly every single week of time it is one hundred percent free zero zero dollars zero cents. You can listen to it at your leisure on itunes on spotify or wherever you listen to. PODCASTS I recommend it a ton. this show. I gotTa tell you I was live last night telling people about how excited I was about my coaching coming out today. In in it was representing this moment lint. Welcome showrunner you WANNA say hi to the live audience. Here look at this look. This is our show runner. Unbelievable yeah hire. Dr Anne Anne is running the show. This is classic basically ending as wearing showrunner costume. If you wanted to know. What do you dress up as for Halloween? If you want to be a show show runner Anne is is modeling all black. You wear a black hat. You were a black jacket. You have multiple walkie talkies. You have an earpiece their tape on your body that represents your name there. Yeah Oh yeah to earpiece. It's it's a very very fancy production. She's carrying glasses and Keisha. She needs to read something on sets. That's right she has ear pods in case she gets bored. Wants to listen to the rise podcast today all the things. Anne is is fantastic in her job. If you're unfamiliar with what show runner. Does she runs the show Mary boss. She's very demanding this any. It's unbelievable yeah on your go round the show. Any we only have seventy seven more episodes to get done here so I was. I was mentioning last night right. How you have these moments you have these moments in your life where you in real time can appreciate that you are in like the presence presence of something that three years from now you will look back on and be like Oh my goodness that this thing that we are now in three years from now now started three years ago when we were sitting standing inside of the environment that we were in and Dan this this show? So what's I'll just tell you. A quick so imagine net flicks Ryan like imagine that flex except every single thing saying that runs inside of the platform. He is in episodic format under ten minutes. Long right so it's shorter form content content under ten minute slot and the show that she's taping is for a show called the Rachel Holler show and in it there. There will be every single day five days a week There will be a show where there's a little bit of teaching Rachel will be teaching. There's a little bit it of fun. There's a little bit of a turns out date night moments. There's a little bit of the way I would describe it. And what she's they're creating here is a little bit of Oprah meets a little bit of Ellen meets a little bit of Rachel Ray right so like it's all three of these things whereas Rachel at Your Hollis good question if you just joined US Rachel is downstairs shooting on the set of a show that is is named after her. The Rachel Hollis show which debuts on Qube in April but anyway I was having this moment yesterday where like. I'm watching this amazing. Using production happened and emceeing my wife in her element the like gifts that she has been afforded are fully utilized is when she is standing on a stage when she is standing in front of a camera and I was having this like looking through the like like future looking glass. That thing I don't know if it's a thing but looking through like what is it gonna be like three or four years from now and I was like Jeez we're going to look back Eh. Few of these segments. And it's going to be a thing that we can recognize that this was an awesome steppingstone for so. I hope you get to see those moments. I I hope that you in your your Tuesday just as you're walking through your Tuesday today. I hope that you get to see something that has you appreciating it as a steppingstone for something. Amazing that's GONNA take place three years from now because I got to have that yesterday. I'm having it again today. I am on fire for I'm excited for it Saw someone say that. They're excited about coaching. I'm excited about coaching too. Coaching is a thing that happens every single month this month. Coaching came out today. If you're in the life coaching track you are familiar with the idea that we are talking about identity. Who are you And truly spending a lot the time in the conversation around the stories that you tell about your past that inform who you believe yourself to be today because in how how you associate the stories of your past as having been for you or not you are being a warrior for having conquered them or being shackled down with shame or with with feeling like failure in some ways an indictment on you that really colors the way that not only you feel about. What's possible for your life today? But how wildly AH audaciously. You'll dream about your future and so we get into identity today inside of my coaching and then On the career coaching side. We're talking all about emotional intelligence which If you don't know what emotional intelligence is it's understanding a little bit of like discretion how to show up. Meet people where they need to be Matt Matt speak to them in a way that they can hear understanding timing understanding empathy connecting with other people. And how if you're equipped with the tools of Really understanding emotional intelligence that you can position yourself better for promotion that you can serve your teams better All those things. So you're not inside of the coaching community. Dang it I want you inside the coach community Head to the House go dot com and click that link. I would love to have you in there if you ended ended up signing up for it and decide. It's not you know risk cancel. Anytime doesn't matter it's all good If you haven't started coaching you get access to the past sessions. If you sign up for the annual coaching yet you get access to everything if you sign up for a single month you get the month that you signed up for Where am I good question? Even if you've joined US late I'm on the floor of the dressing room area of the set that Rachel shooting on today for a show that she it is making called the Rachel Hollis show on a platform called Qube Q.. U. I B I The platform launches in April. And this show is going to be a May Zing amazing some asking. You explain how. Coaching now works at Rachel's last year but formats. Different format is totally different. We tried to listen to the audience from last year. The students from last year and make some changes to meet you. Where you were hoping to be met I Last year Rachel did coaching and it was live it was at ten. AM and two PM and it happened once a month but sometimes on one week can sometimes on another and the audience asked hey. Would you consider having the coaching happen. Every single time around the same time so said Yep so every first versed Tuesday of the month Coaching Lands Inside of a coaching portal. And then because of the Times those sessions are prerecorded breath and the live. Interactive session is something that happens after you've had to An Opportunity To go through the coaching at your own pace and so Eight days later on the coaching side. You jump into the live. QNA discussion conversation part of the work in the evening. So that if you have kids or a job or life that would keep you from showing up in the middle of the day no worries we will hang out in the afternoon evening If you're in the career coaching it's to Wednesday's later but the idea is you do the work. There's a twenty five or so page workbook that helps direct you through some active learning than we come together and have the conversation about it. Good news is people who have not are really really fans of it. And I'm super super grateful for the feedback that allowed us to make it better all right Unconventional Channel Show. We started late. Because we're out there shooting. We're going to have to keep on shooting so I want to open it up if there are any questions at the end of this very bizarre czar started a morning program. I'm excited that you are here. I'm excited for your Tuesday. Let's see who has a question about anything that is happening if you Let's see Maybe there aren't any questions I don't know. Is it too late to sign up now. It's not too late to sign up. You can and sign up today the courses just drop today encourage you. Are we in Austin. We are in Austin. They flew like twenty five human beings to Austin Texas this to help tape this thing. We're so appreciative that let's see is rise. Run Co ed absolutely whether you're man woman Or cyborg frankly you are welcome to To to jump in here. I'm curious to know the time of your twenty two miles this past weekend. Sunday around twenty eighty two miles save stopped talking about it. I won't How long did it take me to run? It took me three hours and forty minutes or so to run and Man That's a long time but I did it. How long did you train before you committed to a half marathon? I probably had been running In the lead up to the half marathon for about three or four months you gotta start slow and slowly build yourself up but if you were are two Google today training for half marathon and you identify a time that you WANNA go train for like a date. There's a calculator that will tell you how much you should be running in week one week two and week three until you get to twelve or week eighteen. So don't feel like you have to figure it out yourself. There are plenty of resources. I'm going to do a full running. PODCAST on rise together coming out of the marathon to talk about the experience but also talk about every single thing that and I would give as advice to someone who is starting. They're running journey. When can we buy run tickets out? They go on sale in like two weeks two weeks or so two weeks Let's see here Dave. What's challenging you right now I am being challenged in real time by the window that sits immediately in front of me. I have been looking forward to my book coming out in March. I've been looking forward to this book tour. I've been looking forward to frankly coaching. And now that they're all here Holding the responsibility of doing those things well of showing up well on the tour. You're showing up well for the coaching students. And honestly I am. I'm prouder of the book than I am of any single professional accomplishments in my entire career and yet knowing that people are going to read it and they may love it. I hope they love it but they some people might not. That is an interesting thing to have to kind of Work through because my writing it was not to make one hundred percent of people love it my writing. It was to hope that one single person would use the tools that are inside of it to afford them lasting life change and I am positive that that's going to happen but I have to stay connected to it because I like you and human and I worry about the criticism ism of other people and what people might think of this thing that I have berry. Vulnerably poured myself into so I'm just preparing myself. Mentally emotionally even spiritually physically. Like how do I take care of all of my health so that I can show up really really well in a season. That is unlike anything I've ever committed myself to Let's see when we update us on the AUSTEN. Book Tour Austen Book tour is happening on March. Twenty fourth is happening at the paramount theatre. It is going to be the only to stop where Rachel Hollis the one who was sitting in this chair just moments ago. We'll be joining We are going to do a bit of variety show for lack of a better word. And that we're GONNA do About a half hour's worth of start today morning show. We're we're both actually in the show. We're going to do about a half hour's worth of a rise together together podcast where we talk about relationships. And they're gonNA do about a half hour's worth of Of like book tour kind of conversation hated. How has it right the book doc? Tell us a story from the book with a little bit of QNA so If you're interested those tickets will go on sale on Friday Of course there are just a limited number of of them. So We'd love to have you join us. I'm excited about that Dave when you got wind will you guys be hiring people without degrees. We have people working on our team currently without without degrees. I mean Rachel Hollas happens to be the CEO of our company and she doesn't have a degree and she's great. I really highly recommend her work. if you are awesome at what you do truly I look at resumes but I barely look at resumes when I am sitting in meeting with someone I want to hear them. Tell me a story about how their unique set of life experiences created in them the perfect candidate for the job that we are hiring for more than I want to hear about where they we went to school or even frankly where they John Tara Tara I WANNA give a shoutout to brighten your day. I don't know how to say your name though so Tara what's up Tara. What's up? You got both ways. When is the run again? The run is happening the first weekend in December so I am excited about that. Why are there two days for the is run because there is the run itself? The run is going to be happening on a Sunday. That's when runs happen. And on Saturday there will be a a variety of activities There's going to be a an expo. There's going to be a PEP rally. There's GonNa be a handful of things that happen because it's not just about running on the roads it's about the community that you get to create inside of an environment while you're doing that run Let's see Los Angeles Book Tour Dates. Those are going to happen. We're we're GONNA let people know on March first so stay tuned stay tuned. Will you be adding any extra book tour events and so many sold out so immediately amber. I'm blown away by the whole thing. I don't understand it. I super super appreciate it. We're having a lot of conversations about it I am. I'll tell you leery to add additional dates because traveling almost exclusively for seven weeks feels like a humongous thing for me. But I'm excited to do every single thing. I can to show up well for the audience and to push this book as I truly believe it to be an awesome resource Do you stop to eat your snacks. While you're running barely. I hide them in the bushes. You may know this I pick them up after I have hid them in the bushes. I eat them as I am running. I have a little pouch a little. It's like a fanny pack. I I have like a little fanny. Pack that is open and put the bag inside of and I keep on running When his rise San Diego Reis San Diego is in June? I want to say it's the the third weekend of June somewhere in there So come on down. We'd love to have you Let's see how long will the book tours last. I'm going to be up on stage talking reading sharing laughing hopefully For Eighty five five or so minutes before I open it up for a fifteen to twenty minute Q.. And A. so think of it kind of like a movie experience you spend a little more than an hour and a half hanging out laughing making a friend rand in your I'll That is the idea and then for those that are going to meet and greet we'll do meet and greet after that so we can take some pictures Let's see here. We go Can we Order Your Book On. Hollick oh I don't know if you can order my book on hostile but you can order the book at get out of your own way. The Book Dot Com Tom. Every single retailer links from there or you can go to any retailer like it's on Amazon. It's at target. It's at Barnes and noble all those places but when you do make sure you take advantage each of the preorder gifts. I made an hour long. E course called finding your why that. I'm super proud of it. I think it's Rad Resource and it's free as a thank you you for buying the book and you can hear the first thirty minutes that I narrate in real time Don't tell my publisher. I said this but if you WanNa take the course you listened to the first thirty minutes and you decide that the book is not for you. Send the bill back. Take the course. Enjoy the courses a gift to me. I think the course is a really really really fantastic resource. I'm so confident. And you liking the first thirty minutes of the book that it's an easy offer for me to make but if you end up buying it and you think you know what not for me no worries no worries. We'll find a different book for you. let's see our anymore runs planned. It's going to be financially this year. Absolutely this is the first of what will be many runs for us. I am here for all the runs. Running has become such a huge part of our life. I am here for it Do you get the preorder order gifts for purchasing a ticket of your off your book to are absolutely one hundred percent. If you bought a ticket for the book tour go to get out of your own way. The Book Dot Dot Com. When you get to the retailer that you bought the book from hit the other TAB? Follow the prompts and immediately you'll get the chorus immediately you can hear the first thirty minutes and Immediately you'll have my eternal gratitude for having shown up I appreciate that Let's see how do I deal with fear. Well Joanne. Dan I I dealt with fear over this weekend by forcing myself into something that I am afraid of. I hate heights. Terrified of heights been afraid of heights since the word go and I my kids thirteenth birthday when on the tallest attraction at six flags a stupid ride. I don't know who invented invented or why they do it and I did it so that I could show myself that I could face my fear and survives and so My best advice if you have a fear of public speaking find a way to public speak for thirty one seconds and then when you survive it realized that all of your fear was manufactured in some way push yourself into doing it for ninety seconds. Then do it again in front of a bigger room than do it again. And here's the thing whatever you're afraid of. If you're afraid of not being great the first time time that you try something you will not be great the first time that you try something and that's okay but learning that you cannot be great and survive will change the way that you give weight and power to your fear. Just go out and try something that you're afraid of to show yourself that you're not going to die. Let's see if we love coaching and only signed up for a month to we upgrade to a year absolutely If you pay for January or February and then you're like this is for me. I am here for it. You can upgrade upgrade. We apply whatever. You've you've paid monthly to the annual rate which is like a thirty percent discount so There's literally no risk if you try it for a month and you don't like it get your money back email. No one will ask you a question. You'll have had the benefit of watching it and our best wishes if you get it and you love it and now you WanNa take advantage. Vantage of getting the goal. GATOR box. If you buy the whole year you get a thirty percent discount. You get a box of goodies that include assigned book for me a hat. That's exclusive to the coaching community and Start Today Journal that you can only get inside of this coaching community Will apply whatever monthly stuff you've purchased to the full year the full year. Because it's got a big tomorrow says any advice. Here's my advice. In the goal find a way to create an elevator pitch. What's in sixty seconds would differentiate you and every other candidate who is going to walk into that interview because of the unique set of life experiences dances and work experiences that you have had? Don't you know. Don't try and tell them about some generic set of qualifications that you have tell them specifically about how you you and you alone are uniquely qualified for this job because of your life experiences and be honest and own some of the stuff that you you have done where you fell in your face and learn from interface or what when you push yourself outside of your comfort zone and how much growth came in having pushed yourself outside of it. I'm always interested in someone who was a good storyteller about the unique set of experiences that they've had in their life and so if you're able to ah hone in today on what you are elevator. Pitch of yourself is did it down know what it is and have it be uniquely about you and your experiences experiences so that there is no other candidate that could possibly consider since you are the only one who's ever had your experiences Are the Toronto terraced tickets. It's sold out. I do believe that the Toronto terrorists tickets are sold out. There are still a handful. There's a couple of hundred Tickets that are left. I want to say in general admission and premier but The tickets are running low. WE'RE GOING TO BE IN TORONTO. The seven six five six seven early early in March. WE'RE GOING TO BE IN TORONTO. I'm excited about that What do you listen to when you're running to keep you motivated? Oh it really depends on where where I'm at in the run in this twenty two miles that I did there. Were points where I was listening to like first of all. I run to A pacing APP which is unconventional. Most people are looking for my playlist. I have an APP where you pick. How fast you WanNa go and then it sets music on a genre genre that you've selected to a certain cadence so every time there's a beat that's when the beat comes that's what my foot hits the ground and so sometimes it's faster sometimes? It's slower some. I generally start with a pacing APP and then when it gets hard. I'll either have to go to something that really pumps me up. Mike think about like nineties hip hop or something that really grounds me me to a bigger sense of my. Why think worship music right so I have extremes and sometimes I tap into one and sometimes I happen to the other but you have to understand for you? Where in the race? You are what you're going to need to stay motivated for me at the beginning of you know like the first for me fifteen miles. I am not thinking about the music I'm thinking about the beat I WanNa like really stay connected into running consistently All right let's see what is happening Can I work for you. Not a joke Yeah submit your resume We are actually we have job openings currently posted at the Hollis Co linked in page so if you are a qualified candidate interested in working working in Austin Texas are aligned with our core company values you reach for growth you are committed to servant leadership you are interested in joy as your up steady state. You are wild about inclusion up and tastic come on down. We'd love to have you. Hey what's up. Stacey flowers stacy is going to be on the stage rise Toronto she killed it. killed it at rise in Fort Myers. I'm so excited to see you again if you have have not yet started following stacey flowers if you do one thing today do that because she is a light on this planet. I'm excited that I get to see her again. Here in Toronto Santo Let's see what else what after I used to track my running. Yep so I'd pace with a thing called spring I track within called run tastic ask by Adidas not an ad it's It's it's just something that I use and There we go any updates on a book tour Nashville. I know that I am coming to Nashville. Israel I have the opportunity. God bless him to come to do a little bit more podcasts stuff with the Ramsey organization and their base. There I'm GonNa try and and figure out how to do an event when I lock in those dates so stay tuned. I am hopeful to have date not terribly long for now. What's my book called? It's called did you have your own way a skeptics guide to growth and film it. You can buy it literally anywhere anywhere. Yes anywhere Can I be adopted by you guys to join teatime. No the in is completely full. I have checked. We have no more capacity in our home whatsoever. I do appreciate it I'd love to have you over for tea time but you can only stay for like twelve or fourteen minutes at most because we have no more room in our house. Thank you for ask Let's see anything else we've been on here forever. What's going on at what point of the to hit Hawaii and Alaska? ooh That's a good question. I don't know I truly I don't know that I'm GonNa make it there but I'd like to organize chartered flights for every single person that lives in Alaska to join a a tour stop. How about organ? I am coming to Oregon Rise Business. Oh can't wait for is business. Rise business was one of my absolute favorite events of two thousand. Nineteen I am. I'm already excited about what is going to happen. In Two thousand twenty It's happening the first weekend in November. It's going to be in Austin Texas. I know that place and we're GONNA put those tickets on sale. Tell everybody about what's going to be happening at the very end of March so stay tuned for that Thank you for Priori my book. I do appreciate that Let's see let's see here. We go what do we get the we get the bonuses for buying a book tour ticket yes you do you get you get the bonuses Got An advanced copy loved the finding your course. Thank you love to hear that. Thank you very much appreciate you saying that Would it be weird to give you a thank you card at your book tour. Know Nicole I will take any card whatsoever. Adrian's asking. How do I get the course preorder book? All you gotTa do is head over to get out of your own way. The Book Dot Com. And follow the prompts. And you'll get the course immediately. Rachel was on this show. I know it's so weird. I'd like hijacked her social. I'm sitting here doing this show. It's never ending. When is the show going to end? Never because I have not been called back down to set but Rachel Hollis was here at the very beginning sitting here in this chair in this chair enjoying getting a little bit makeup and now she's shooting so with that ladies and gentlemen have have yourself a fantastic Tuesday If you are in the coaching community I see you and appreciate you. I'm super super excited for today's courses in the life. Coaching course the conversation around identity who you are assigned value to your past. And how what you believe. Today about yourself informs warms. Your future is live. Let's go I'm excited for you. To Dive Into Adam Career coaching side emotional intelligence emotional intelligence. It's one of the most important components of what you need to equip yourself to get further in your career faster. That's the that's the topic today. I am excited to dive. I've been to the live. GNA discussion next Wednesday for the life. Coaching folks into Wednesday's for the career coaching. If you're not already in coaching get in coaching is. There's no reason you should not already be in coaching. Go to the House Co Dot Com and join us. We will be back. I think tomorrow and I gotta be honest. I I don't know if that's real. I'm getting an airplane tomorrow morning. Rachel Hollis shooting this darn show tomorrow. We'll see what's happening tomorrow. But I appreciate y'all hanging out. Have a fantastic Tuesday. Day listened to that rise. podcast Chris Hogan is the man and we will see you sued. He guys thank you for listening to the start start today morning. Show podcast if you want to actually see be episodes. Make sure you tune in the morning every weekday eight. AM central on facebook and instagram. On basically every channel we have our theme song is from Sarah Sunshine. Follow her at the Sarah Sunshine. Our executive producer is Cameron Berkman. The show is produced by Chelsea her food and Kevin Westlake with production. Help from Nicole Fisher and I like like to give special. Thanks to Hawk the fish that will never die ooh.

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Noah Hollis' Walk On Music [REBROADCAST]

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Noah Hollis' Walk On Music [REBROADCAST]

"Hey all our next. Women's conference is only a few weeks away. And if you have never attended before this is the event that will change your life. Rises a three day women's personal development conference where we laugh until we PR pans and we talked about things that we cry and we find community and we create the roadmap to changing our lives or businesses. Or whatever it is that you're working on if you want to find out more you're curious what it's all about. I highly recommend you go check out the instagram and see what our community says you can hear it straight from them it's at let's rise dot co and if you're looking for the next one it's happening in Toronto on March fifth through the seven Toronto March fifth through the seventh check out all the details at the HOLLIS CO DOT com. If you have been looking for a nudge if you have been looking for something to kick start change I promise this is the thing. It's the morning show that no one knows I. No one is talking about. I said no one talked about but if they did they probably say tasks way to start two page. Know you'RE GONNA get kicked out of the morning show if you don't sit still welcome to the morning show that nobody including no. Hollis is talking about Noah. What show is this. What's it called? Don't do what's the morning show. 'cause nobody's talking about it me fix our facebook situation that my head is now cut off look at them so worried about your hair but I feel like if it's that tall you got to own that. Sometimes it gets cut off yesterday. I am owning every bit of this hair. There's not as much there. They took off the sides. No LONGER SARGE AKA. Let's leave one of the greatest American actors of all time that alone. That's the microphone. GotTa leave the microphone there. Do you know how old you are? Nobody's watching us when we're doing a video. How old are you too? Yeah are you five. Yeah no you're too everything is yeah. Yep How's your hair though? Good your hair is really good. You got the good hair going for a photo shoot day takes a picture with Daddy. Mommy to bless you. Thank you last time. We did a photo shoot with you. You were a total grout. Shanna interested no Inter Asante Day which is my hair is wet. Thank you for noticing everybody. Thank you said bless you. I appreciate those good manners. I feel like we should probably close that door. That door where else we're going to have to rebel. Ganji Scott has been closed. Live our best lives. I see that you have your computer. Oh well wait a second. I have my computer today. Are you writing with the official theme song of the Start Today morning? Show Great Ho please holding. Hope lose that. You're looking at gifts. Fermi yeah I was looking at gifts for you aiming serious. I just like a bunch of jewelry. Don't look for another one. It's shows no one knows no one is talking about it. Said no one is talking about. But if they did they'd probably say it's the best way to start today with rates and they've done. Y In this camera. Is this right and in this camera. It's wrong because this camera is facebook and facebook as always backwards which is why back in the day. We used to have to flip the summer. Now this is the backward. Oh within the one on grams backwards but fees already so start doing this and this for facebook very confused but thank goodness. Our friend made a sign in both directions. Oh guys welcome to the STAR. Today morning show. I'm Rachel Hollis the CO host of the start today morning show and I'm Jason Johnson filling in for Dave Hollis. Welcome interesting direction to take this. What am I was Jason Johnson? What would I be doing in your office this early in the morning? Ma'am well for one thing. I would wonder do your friends and family call you. Jj Oh I've been jj for years in fact. My middle name is Jameson. So it's the triple j like triple h but less strong. Yeah not like a wrestler. I J A little later in the alphabet not a wrestler whole ever wonder if triple h and Stephanie McMahon Would WanNa be couple friends with us what I do not wonder that. I wonder that I feel like they would be so fun to hang out with. They're always doing those midnight workouts someone else ball. Roll them there. I mean McMahon. I'm familiar aunt's daughter. I'm familiar with the name down with her career. I do not know. Do you know how successful she is? I do not you should google it. Okay I'll put it on the list of the Triple H. I think I knew but until you said it. I don't think I totally know. Triple H is. He's arrested he's Iran. Yeah but they're married to each other and I follow them both on social media and they get. What is this page? I was trying to make sure that I was not using. That was the way that you do that. Is You got to go to twitter because the Internet explodes even? If you don't find it on Google someone will be like. Oh in Thurgau triple eight triple h some Houston. His wikipedia page says that he is an American business professional. Well he is now. They run the. Ww is wwe or whatever it is well it used to be wwf remember when we were little wwf but then that was like my. Grandpa was super interesting. I did love for into it. And that's the days of Hulk Hogan Hacksaw. Jim duggan Randy Macho man savage the macho man savage. Who Else Mean Jean? Oakland was the interviewer Jake. The Snake Roberts was snake with you. The Dragon steamboat. One time. He broke his lair nick surge. I had to look up America. Hacksaw Jim Duggan. I said Hexogene Duggan. I literally just said that I was nice and it wasn't listening to the Rock. Yes the Bush workers. Yes Congratulate Austin Stone. Yes but the rock was when we were like I was like in middle school or high school in the Rock became a thing. I'm talking like when I was a little girl like in the eighties. What I'm talking about whole cogan dates. Oh Andrea Andrea the giant. Yeah Yeah Obviously. You are sweating. I just ran as fast as I know. Wow I did sub nine minute miles. Iran. I worked out today. I am sweating taker. During are really excited about that. Yes the whole. Let's get some of the music the walk on Music Really. Take Sergeant Water Music. Hold on this is GonNa like someone is GonNa feel well. Yeah Yeah I remember this. Yes he's not coming out of my do not the undertake. I remember our pentecostal cells. Thought that he was the devil. Here we go. Yes yes you're welcome. Tuesday. You're welcome to ask may should wrestlers. This is a great idea. Compilation video comes crashing down and saw. What else did I. I forgot about rowdy. Roddy Piper Bagpipes. I'm sorry just for a second. Can we just appreciate. Take your hands off and appreciate that. You're welcome welcome world. We'll get rowdy Roddy Piper. This man was the idol to millions of humans. And he's just like a regular old dad look at him at by. This guy's out for sure has dad bond mowing the lawn on a Thursday night before dusk just before the mosquitoes come in after you know you know what I mean. You're like where's rowdy but back in the day it was called. Wwf and remember they had to change it because the gun like a lawsuit with the World Wide World Wildlife Federation and now it's wwe. Which is the world wrestling entertainment? Jake the Snake Roberts if you WANNA see a documentary that'll turn your heart upside down the jake the snake. Roberts documentary is like the saddest. I mean like there is some redemption. But Oh my goodness you snake bit all right all right all right if you never got into wrestling. It's not too late to go back and getting a little time machine back in one thousand nine hundred four. I'm going to be honest. Um We don't watch it today. Oh no no in an judge you if you do limit it live here live very your life. Can we talk about this for a minute? I don't know can we talk about? Maybe I've already said this because I've been thinking about it a lot. Can we just let everybody be into whatever they're into can lead you? Stop judging other people and I don't mean like everyone knows you're not supposed to judge other people for big things but there's too much the Internet. There's too much judging people for little things giving the Renaissance Festival people. Well Gab. It sure but I mean like if you if someone wants to get excited about a pumpkin spice latte take them have their life. They want to bluff on some avocado. Toast let them be that person and they're into wrestling if they're into the Renaissance Festival if they're goff if they liked to dress up as heroes not here with superheroes and go to conferences. 'cause 'cause weekend like life is so hard already. Why would you try and squash someone's joy about just because you don't get why that makes them happy? It's like good grief. Can we just let each other live live? Just yes? Oh it's so dumb dumb sweating you are GonNa Start. Today morning show. I am to pass out. I'M GONNA pass out but it's hot in here. It's getting hot in here. We have this conversation last night. This Israel Rachel Hollis this weekend when it was ninety six degrees outside was sitting outside with a sweater in a boots having coffee. Nfl So good. I do not understand the like she's mad well but that seems like she's too. I don't understand how you are always cold. I am always always cold. He's always hot. Always give us like a snowflake Emoji. If you're always cold signs of snowflake these these people do. It's my girls do them. They're already already using all the emojis. Give us a snowflake if you're always called give us son if you're always hot let's see what is there. I'm always colds and I. Yeah lots of other people like me. Oh someone just went fire. Maybe that person's in full menopause. I see you sister or friend yet. Look a lot of people. A lot of people are always cold. working Iraq. Well Great Because it's because you're so thin that is not real. There are lots of people who are different body types and percentages some hot somebody Blair cold and the people. The women in my family tend to run cold. Our offices at work. Oh are a solid twenty degree more different difference like you. It's like going into an ice house in his office. Coming to a hot box. Grischuk came over to my office which is across the Hallway for a quick conversation and she walked in yesterday and said. Could you come to my office? It's two colon. Couldn't talk to handle. It cannot handle it cold in eighty degree weather yet. I hear that you'll get ready to drink. Your water kills me. Do you guys see my my story yesterday so whenever I saw. I don't always carry my giant gallon jug because it's just such a painting carried around. Sometimes I carry bottles and then I refill all day but when it actually carried this and I'd complete this I feel like a goddess. I feel like a goddess of waters. Your skin starts to glow I mean I feel so proud of myself. I mean if you haven't signed up for last year. Though there she is everybody. I love you. I'll see you later can do. Oh don't kiss the glass. It's dirty okay. I'm drinking two gallons a day right now. Drink y'all gallon a day. I just want to let you know like you're like oh I can't drink water. Look at this. This is less than half a gallon. Left of a container at eight fifteen in the morning three hours into my day. I'm a half gallon down. Joe Get on my level. Let's drink some water. Our nutritionist told us sore thing has always been. You should drink half your body weight announces of water every single day. And that's the standard that we use for our five to thrive during our last night. He they challenge. But our nutritionist told us that is actually an account for people who are not active. So just half your body weight announces water is. If you're not sweating anything out and we are pretty active. We are constantly sweating things out. So we're we gotta do our full body weight announces of water every day We just reminded me of something though. We did have the idea last night. Yes someone just said. Are you always in the bathroom? One hundred percent. And that's the point is that you're flushing all the things out of your system about being in the bathroom all the time. Nobody's in there like if I need a little Wyatt except bathroom. Our Room doesn't have a lock and I can't go in there. Without Noah be Allen to use the restroom this morning and I. I'm speaking of the adult restroom. And Noah just sort of rescue in our relations. This is more information than you wanted to know. But in our relationship we always think in every house we've lived in we've had at least two bathrooms. Okay superblast we've had at least two bathrooms. There was the regular bathroom and the we had a bathroom that we call the adult restroom. Which is where you wet when you had to poop adulterous. Welcome to the morning. Everybody and so that was like code. If you're like I gotta go use. The adult restroom was like steer clear. Got It I know you didn't WanNa know this about us but now you do so continue. Yes thank you for those of you like my mother who would warned me about drinking too much water. Okay am I am. I really appreciate you segment called concerned citizens. Which are the notes in the DREK messages that we give from people who liked to correct US and send us their concern overdoing things that are? Doctor approved an incredibly healthy. Come on come on. Just you know you silly that note to someone who is odd like with their. Frapp thousand Calorie Frappuccino. No but you WANNA send it to us. Because we're drinking too much water. I would start the segment. I don't WanNa have to dig through the DMZ to find the notes. It's okay. What are some of the other things that concern citizens have sent you notes about that. Running every day is going to get my hips. Yeah Latte You. Cut Your hot dogs wrong. Cut My hotdogs wrong. I didn't cut the carrots tight enough that I get a lotta nuts about my rosa. Lots of people like to talk to me that you have rosie conversation. Do you know that I have cared? Can I send you some samples? Would you like to buy into this thing because we all know that the way to sell someone something is too? I tell them how awful their skin looks right. what else do I get? I get oh I got a very very enraged. Lots of notes one time because people saw me putting flax seeds on my salad Internet exploded. Everyone has story about a cousin. Sisters brothers friends who had been rushed to the hospital because of a flaxseed seed pro I mean I it's a thousand degrees outside and I'm running half marathons every weekend now. I have to run without my shirt on. Sorry not sorry. I did into a VAT of sunblock literally. I did my body into sunblock but every time I do a quick video I get you bet. You look like you haven't put on sunblock. I'm like I want your skin. Tends to run down on what to act like mad right now as I have just read. It's not sunburn plane. Why are we not complaining? It's just people are crazy. People crazy though I add to maker Tick Tock yesterday for if you don't know what to talk is it is a platform that is pre. There's definitely adults on it. But it's primarily used for by like middle schoolers and high schoolers and so I had to talk and the content there is only four kids usually girls in middle school and high school and certainly a lot of their mom started falling to but really my content just for them and I made a video yesterday. Which was how to respond to kids talking crap? Because I man man kids are laying and the strat crap all men by crap. I mean like teasing kids in middle school teasing kids in elementary school. And all these little girls who are asking how to deal with it and what to say and I made this video that was just about like they will keep teasing you because they are getting a response from you and so we'd we teach our own kids this like you have to. You have to teach them to be like what like literally my whole video was like here the faces you make when someone tries to make finding view like literally like what. I do wish like the the thing if I could in one thing on my boys and Noah when she's able to understand this. It's how little any of the things that I worried about in grade school or high school now matter in my live them literally. None of them bless you. It's such an easy thing are you. Okay Oh bless you man yeah. It's no middle. School is so crazy and the things that they are drowning in and worried about and it stinks but I just I had posted it and then there are adults like Dang. I needed this because honestly what is it was it. Eleanor Roosevelt. Like someone. Only what is it you only someone could Can't make you feel badly without your permission. The idea that like if you are acknowledging it then it becomes your truth and if you just absolutely don't like like it's yeah okay. Great I think I've said this on the show now about fifteen times as one of my favorite quotes I've heard in the last year but Byron Katie. Said Defense is the first act of war. Defense is the first act of war so when you defend yourself when you get into some kind of discussion about what someone has just said or someone who's just done you give them permission to start the fight and when you just absolutely like don't take it in nothing bugs the nothing bugs people more than when they're trying to taunt your they're trying to say something and you're like. I may have to end the face. We may have to abandon. Here's your here's your for. Today your screen chat remain have to abandon the segment where we call out people calling us out giving them or giving never would. I was totally kidding. I would never. I'm joking someone's till you're allergic to the water yet. The APP she's she's being funny. Someone asked if I would talk for boys I signed up for Tick Tock. I just don't understand it yet so. I'm trying to figure out how to do these things that Rachel's doing well and for what it's worth every single video that I have made would absolutely translate to a boy to and I've got plenty of boys who follow me there so for what it's worth splits. Did you know that last ninety days is starting soon? Are Y'all come here on words. This Dang Free Park wearing last night listening to sound off of one to sound off three or four. Give me those communities here. We go these dark today journals. You're watching the start today morning. Show why do we devote this much time? Why why do we show up? Every single week date eight. Am central to hang out with. You is because we wanna get you in the habit of starting your day with intention and joy and gratitude and all the things so the start today journal is a daily practice that we do that we have as a product. Hollis Co that will help you to every single day five pieces of gratitude every single day. Ten Dreams are going to make come true and the one goal. You'RE GONNA work on first and if you don't know what Tim Dreams. You WanNa do yet. You could almost showed you guys some. Whoa WHOA WHOA. The Beginning Chapter of the Journal is a whole chapter. That helps you to figure out where you're going envision your future how do you lay it out? What is the roadmap all that stuff so start today journals are available on the House Co Dot Com? Or if you don't want to buy them no worries you're good. Yeah if you don't want to buy them you can listen to episode seventy two of the rise podcast and do the practice for free in whatever notebook you have. 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We do this thing in our weekly team meeting where we finish with a note from our customer service team and the note from customer service for yesterday's Ho Condo was from a woman who participated in last ninety days last year. She was telling how the practice the community having the structure and getting into some good habits helped her. During the ninety days lose eighty pounds which is crazy and by the way your goal here may not be losing. A single pound may be getting into some better habits but for her she lost eighty pounds. Like what and she was saying that her goal was overall to lose one hundred and she was so excited that last night as was starting because of the chance to have that last twenty pounds as a thing that she's going to try and tackle in the final ninety days of two thousand nineteen and man. What Iran thing? If you hit the Hashtag last ninety days you can see. There's one hundred looked this morning. 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If you're joining us for rise been France it is coming to you. Charleston in November November seventh through the night. The speaker lineup is crazy. Insane if you are a small business owner wants to procure like you're dreaming of what the business is going to be if you're a leader inside of a company if you work are trying to build a nonprofit if you earn influence or if you're an author so often we're working on selling things either beat a b. So business to business or BTC business to consumer but we don't think of ourselves as a business and therefore it doesn't occur to us at a business conference would have value My career my company really started to change in grow in insane an amazing ways when I started to continue my education as it pertained to being leader running company. So if you have it within your budget and you're like well. I don't know I'm doing this. I had this se shopper. Whatever but I'm not really sure or I'm an influence on our do some. You know content marketing. But I'm not really sure no. If you want to scale your business if you WANNA take it to the next level there's going to be a wealth of information for you in side of conference so if you haven't checked it out already. The House Co dot com forward slash. You can hit events at the top and I'll give you all the details. Rise business as well as our personal development conferences in two thousand twenty. I did I did get a DM from someone yesterday or the day before asking. Hey I'm going to have a small baby in my allowed to come business conference with a small baby and I was like yes you are. We had like twelve small babies one of them sitting in the front row at rise in Dallas. Yeah we have special baby. Headphones earmuffs are thing is like the labels like a babe in arms meaning if your baby is the kind of meeting that can't don't bring Noah. Yeah maybe can walk your babies too old to come babies not inviting. You're not going to be able to focus anyway. Baby abstract their baby on your chest go to our Info booth and get some little baby earmarks astounding Deejays music doesn't bother your baby and let's go most to change lives. Let's let's take your business all right last five minutes here. We go five minutes. What are the question and the question talking about good for network marketing? You're talking about the influence or conference hosted by Brendan Bouchard Note. I'm talking about our business conference November seventh through the ninth. Let for Network Network Marketing. Someone's a beach bar. Coach APPs lives of lots of coaches lots of MLM'S? Lots of sales are coming. The thing that I just keep saying because I WANNA make sure we're very clear on this. This is the fundamentals of scaling a traditional business. And so there's going to be so much seeking motivation inspiration ideas coming from our teachers but all of these teachers are people who've built traditional businesses with digital marketing or brick and mortar stores. But the reason I mentioned that is oftentimes if you are in an Mlm you scale and grow your business in a different way so just be mindful of that tons of information for you but if you're looking for something that is specifically how to grow in an MLM. Then there are absolutely conferences. That would be a better fit for you. Debut recording your book on audible yes. I am recording my book on audible the week before Thanksgiving. I can't wait If we went to rise Minneapolis while the content of rising twenty twenty different. It'll be somewhat different some different speakers on stages but the flow on your passed on your present on your future will remain the same. Let's see how is this conference different from the influence or conference? I don't know I haven't actually been to the influence or conference before I've been to Brendan's what was it called high performing now the other one nope the other one. The one experts academy so. I think it's probably some similar stuff. There I mean Brennan has so much incredible information so I'm sure it's GonNa be great but I have never been to that one so I don't know what to tell you Let's see. Here's here's Day. This is for Dave any suggestions for someone who is stuck in a job. They aren't happy with and can't leave for several months. You can speak to this when I was in the stock and had not yet left. I tried to find ways to lean into things that would make me feel something in the impact area so I started working as an advocate or ally for different groups inside of my company while The Walt Disney Company and It it helped me find a way to make something that was less film more fulfilling and tear up till I made a leap so find a way to show up for other people until you're able to even show up better for yourself. Do we. Offer military discounts. We actually offer military ticket. So if you are in the military or you are the spouse of someone in the military or you're a veteran veteran veteran sent an email to support at the Hollis Co use. The subject line military scholarships and we would love to hook you up with tickets. Where can we watch the documentary about your conference? We made a documentary of the rise conference. It's called Rachel's presents made for more. It's on Amazon. If you're a prime member it is absolutely free. Zero dollars And if you're not it's like four bucks rise be good if I'm a teacher and a want to write a book it like. I think you can get something out any conference but my gut is is probably not the perfect fit for you. If I were you I would maybe look into if you WANNA come to one of our conferences. Look into our personal development conferences in twenty twenty which will give you energy and enthusiasm make you believe in yourself. Give you the tools to achieve a dream but aren't specifically business focused and San Diego. Everyone wants to know. I don't think we're supposed to save the day because we got were coming through. Were less than a month away like we're going to announce when they go on sale here shortly and it's about a month from now that tickets will be on sale but we're GONNA let everybody know everybody now Somebody just said is rise business good for a restaurant owner small restaurant absolutely deal for a brick and mortar store. How you manage customer service? How you a team? How you're a leader. And then how you social media digital marketing to expand beyond the people who are walking into the business day to day race dates and locations stay tuned stay tuned. It's GONNA come on. Let's see other questions. Can someone get a military scholarship to multiple conferences? I don't see why not. I mean we haven't had that question before. But so no now travel around foul us like a Groupie just go from one conference to another feels right Which Book Change Your Life? That's what how do I choose to roll wash your face? I mean that's the truth. That's real fundamentally changed. Our lives forever question. Let's see how do you hold that many amazing conferences that frequently? Do you have any advice for someone? Who's planning her first. So we well. We have a team. How big is our events team now? Six people human. Yeah so we have a big event team who works on our events full-time because it's such a huge part of our business. I think when you are planning your first conference the best advice I could say is obsess over audience experience obsess over audience experience. Someone asks recently why. I think that our conferences are so successful. And I think it's because we are obsessed with your experience when you come to one of our live events and if anybody has ever gone to one of our live events and then come to one later they will tell you they get better every time because every single time we're working to make it more fun more engaging more loving more opportunity for pictures more opportunity for connection better music like we are working so hard to constantly improve. So I think if you're starting for the first time don't obsess over the amount of people if you have fifty people who wanna come but you really love and take care of this fifty people. That is what matters most Dave. My husband is interested in starting personal journey. What was the first book you read? That helped you on yours. The first best one was mindset by Carol wack because the change a whole bunch of my fixed mindset stuff to actually get out of my way so I actually. I just sent a note to Carol though ex office asking if passed because I think she'd be amazing on the PODCAST and also. It's my secret rooms of trying to get her to maybe endorsed my book. Mike on it's so bad. Oh my God wants it so bad. My six year old son is starting a business would rise business. Be Good for him absolutely if you think that he would be down to go three day conference bring it on. We love young entrepreneurs favorite things rising. Spaniels from your lips to God's ears all the things in an coming. The APP is coming knocking on Wood. The last week of December. We got confirmation today that it was approved as an apple APP. So yea that's exciting. Now we just need to get that music lined up and finish making all the content. But it's going to be I. I will say I've seen I don't know how much you've seen of the interface it is. It's so great it is so great. I'm so excited for it. How do you decide between business versus personal rise? I think that you focus on what you need most in the season if you really need to scale and take your business to the next level than business conferences for you and being mindful that even at business conference that first day is really about your mindset. You personally how you are doing before we teach you how to scale your business. We gotta talk about how you are doing. So there's personal development within the business piece I would describe our personal development conferences almost like three days of therapy for real so it really is just like which one do you think that you need. The most what I need the most is to get in the car photo shoes today. Cover shoot say have a great day. 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70: What Was The Best Part of Your 2019?

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70: What Was The Best Part of Your 2019?

"Hey guys it's Rachel Hollis and I'm here with my friend. Trent Shelton was originally. How you doing? I'm living the dream man. We you tell listeners why we're hanging out together right now. We're hanging out because we're launching my new podcast straight up and I'm super excited so rad. If you guys are not already familiar they were threat. He has millions and millions of fans all around the globe who come to him for a very unique style of coaching. Yeah we're unique straight. The point is really as I can put it straight from the heart and breaking through those negative mindsets breaking through of what's holding you back in people's lives and long form love that so if you guys want to hear more you're already listening on podcast platform go subscribe to straight up with Trent Shelton. Let's go let's get it. It's the morning show that no one are knows I'd no one is talking about. I stayed no one is talking about but if they did they probably the best way to start art happy Friday. You're joining us at the. You could see my hand right above your head hello You're you're watching the start today morning show with breath me. I'm Dave who are you know. No no you're not Bob Are you Bob. Oh Bob's with us. Today oh I didn't know Bob was with us today. Oh my goodness well. Welcome Bob. Thanks for being here. And who's this this baby baby junior. Oh and Baby Juniors here ladies and gentlemen welcome Dave Bob and baby junior on a Friday morning Bob. How's your Friday going on? Did you know it's Friday the thirteen are you sliding what is happening. You're supposed to be. The Co host is with the most this when you hear this year this coughing. That's what's happening at the Hollis House right now. That's why Rachel Hollis is not going to be on this show this this morning because he has been struck with Dang Cedar Fever. What are you GONNA do? You'RE GONNA come back and do the morning show. Okay have yourself a good morning here take baby be with you. You'RE GONNA come right back. Sounds good well good morning everybody. Everybody's having a nice start to your Friday like I said my name is Dave. I'm GonNa fix this camera because we've lost our small human. I am a one man army today. What else is new? This week has been wonky Anki for US humans but we are finishing out. Oh we on the start today morning. Show my wife Rachel thing it allergies Jeez in Texas are a thing apparently had zero concept of this coming into. Oh you're back. Oh Wow I don't think you're back. I think you're GONNA go drop Jackson off at school. You're oh you're back with close okay. I'm not a I'm not going to be getting address right now. I need you to get dressed. And we'll take Jackson to school and then come back. Ok seen a little bit good morning. Good morning everybody buddy. All right we'll see a little bit. Come right back. The allergies are her thing. If you move from one place where you have not up previously experienced allergies and then you get to a place where all of a sudden they've got a new spore a new poison in the air. Well you have to deal with it and right now. We are dealing with Cedar because Cedar is a stinking thing in the hill country of Texas and it is out in a vicious way for us. I don't know if you can relate but darn it we're going through it. It's Friday the thirteenth. Welcome you're only going to have an unlucky day. If you believe that you I will i. Just don't I'm excited about my Friday the thirteenth because today is the night of the Hollis Company Holiday Party and I am. I'm ready for it now. I'm ready for it in part because I love a good holiday party but I'm also here for it because yes I am going to experience a holiday party through the lens of something I have never ever experienced and that is I am going to a place that produces alcohol very delicious alcohol and I am not going to be drinking the very delicious alcohol and I'm going to watch the people that I work with every single day and their significant others most of whom I've never met drink way too much as we have a DJ playing music because they have us taking care of them with ride home. And so I am going to be the sober observer of behavior when alcohol is introduced. Let's let's go. Let's bring oh in a second. Did you get dressed. Oh no how the Scott dressed. Well come on back into the old morning. Show that nobody's talking talking about. Wow that was quick. Change all right. Welcome back I'm happy to see that your back. I got a camera I mean. I've got a camera here. It doesn't matter if you're watching on facebook you can see the top of my phone. I can't do anything for you. I don't know how the technologist of the start today morning show took today the day off. 'cause it's Friday the thirteenth and we got a holiday party going on tonight. The bottom line is I am excited. I am going to be like a sociologist allergists. I what are you doing. You can't come onto the morning. Show that nobody's talking about take a nap. You have to be entertaining or not being on the show. That's the the only way that this works. That is the only way that this works. Are you here for this morning show. Are you committed to this morning. Show then you better tell us a joke logo August. I do have to go to work today but I haven't even changed out of my workout stuff yet. I don't know if Mommy is going to go to work. I don't think she's going to go to work today. I think she's going to try and be well so that she can go to the House Co Holiday Party tonight where she would probably have a little bit of something that you're GonNa the beat you're gonNA leave again. Okay go come back. Come on back whenever you'd like I'd appreciate you coming back or not either way. Oh you're GONNA come back Iraq okay or don't either way I don't want you to feel any pressure to come back. You're okay head on out of the room. I saw you kick the wire it don't matter. Yeah you're fine. The wires fine have a good day. Close the door. I love you you you coming right back coming back already. I don't know that we need you back yet. I just checked your call sheet. You haven't been called back on set yet. Oh man the wheels are gone. There weren't ever wheels on this show. Oh are you coming back. If you're coming right back where you are actually back. You're actually back okay. Okay welcome back. Welcome back so anyway as I was saying oblong applaud your breakfast Taco all right throw in here we go breakfast tacos coming in ladies and gentlemen a breakfast Taco for no Hollis the Rectus Taco. Wow a new feature on the star today morning show breakfast tacos with Noah. Wow how I know. This is where the ratings bonanza really happens because all of a sudden people are like wait a second. is she going to have a breakfast Taco on a Friday yes she is welcome breakfast Taco. No one needs to see you eating with your mouth open though I am going to tell you that right this very no one wants to see this stop. You are a monster and you are. You're ruining everybody's morning nope you need to stop right this second all. I'm encouraging you Bob Bob you know that this is not a thing that we need in our lives. You happy what is happening. But Bob Hollis you need you need to Jill your food you need to chew your food. I need to find a way to make a personal development analogy out of. I'm not chewing your food so that we can no. I don't I just need to laugh the fact that you're a small human who likes to keep her mouth open with breakfast Taco anyway. If you come to the House Co Holiday Party today just know that I am going to be wearing a safari hat. I'm going to have binoculars on and I'll be sitting in in a purse like I'm on a safari and I'm GONNA be watching for wild animal behavior because I'm GONNA be sober at the Party can't wait and I can't wait also not that You need to have alcohol to be a good dancer but I need alcohol to be a good dancer. So get ready for my dance moves because sober Dave dancing to the greatest. Dj this side of the old miss is going to be a thing. I am telling you I'm GONNA break out all of the over over by robot I'm going to be doing all those things and they aren't going to be fueled by what normally was fueling. My dancing moves which was basically vodka. What happened you're just a character? You really are everyone here. Thinks that you what I bought. Oh you're coming right back. Okay have a Good Friday. We'll see we'll see you tomorrow. Oh you're gonNA get your shoes. I hear I hear coughing. Rachel Hollis Ladies and gentlemen making a cameo on today's morning show. It's Rachel Hollis. Ms Cedar Fever for this is amazing. We are so excited ladies and gentlemen who who knew that a Rachel. Hollis Cameo is in store for us today. This is amazing. Oh Wow so anyway the music's GonNa Start like the beats it's GonNa be like boom boom boom boom and I'm going to be like what is that is that the beat is that the beat. Is that the beat. And I'm going to start doing this move. This is my. This is my move. I just start like boom boom boom boom and I'm GONNA I'm not gonNA stop. Just GonNa Dance Dance. Dance my hartaway and welcome to Friday. Listen if you just stumbled into this you like. What is this dumpster fire? Is this what happens every day on the start today morning show. Yes yes yes it is. Welcome grab a skewer Sa- marshmallows and let's make some s'mores the dumpster fire. That is the start today morning. Show welcomes you from the the illustrious color-coded studios the hill country of Texas. I'm happy to have you my name. Is Dave Welcome. We went to dinner last night. Went to dinner last night and in going to dinner last night we went around the table. Our Friends Sammy and beans. Things are here Beans is the hostess of the rise conferences The MC I think they call it more professionally and Sammy. who used to work at the company is the person who is behind the scenes helping produce the event Person named Rosie is in town. Rosie was the human who was working on the marketing side of things back when it was still called Sheikh in La. She and her husband were unable to move out to Austin Texas. She's amazing and while we have someone on maternity she stepping in to bridge this person leaving on the marketing side while she does does the work so beans and and Sammy and Rosie in town we go and we have a conversation around dinner and Sushi. It was oh it was so delicious and in the conversation and the question of what was your best memory of two thousand. Nineteen is thrown to the table. And we're going around the table answering what was what was the most important profound. What stood out as a thing in the midst of two thousand nineteen for you and we started with Sammy? Sammy said this beautiful thing about a trip to Mexico and we said then beans and beans had this amazing observation. Rosie had this amazing memory of her husband. Sammy beans having and Rachel. Rachel had this like beautiful memory of when we nude our vows on a hillside in Ireland perfection and the thing that I That identified as one of my one hundred percent best and most impactful questions. Our experiences of two thousand nineteen was the feeling of coming down. The Gondola after are we finished our thirteenth ascent during the Everest expedition that we went on where we climbed. Twenty Nine Thousand and twenty nine feet I know we talked about it a lot when it happened. But a few months back we climbed up and down this hill for thirty five hours and the thirty fifth hour. The last climb of that hill for me stood out in two thousand nineteen as the thing that had one of the biggest and most profound around impacts of for me on the year. And here's why and why I want to bring it up. I pushed myself in that exercise to do something that was unbelievably beyond anything. I would have ever contemplated I was capable of doing and in in having pushed myself further than was previously believed possible for me I reset. What is possible for me going forward? And it's not a thing that I recognized was going to be the outcome of climbing this mountain but Dang it as I sit in December on December Twelfth Health and now December thirteenth of two thousand nineteen and look back on what was what were the most important things that happened in two thousand nineteen as much as there were plenty not of things where all we went on the trip. We had this great meal. We had this opportunity to do this earlier. Like standing backstage at a rise event. Believe me there were so many things that I could have picked but I picked this one thing. That was the feeling of completely reframing what I am capable. Table of persevering through because of the power of that experience resetting. What I believe? I am capable of pushing through any day day of the week and twice on Sundays as I look forward to twenty twenty right yesterday we were hanging out together. Talk about the fact that we are heading into the twenties. We are heading into a new decade right and as you walk into this New Year as you think about what is possible for your life as you cast a vision for for who you hope to be as you cast vision for what you want in this life if you aren't currently pushing yourself beyond the boundaries of what you think possible possible you may not cast a big enough vision and so part of what I loved about that experience was I had eh in pushing myself way beyond what I thought was possible what I had as a gift and a curse a gift and curse out of that experience. The gift was wow. You are capable of doing way more than you ever thought you could in the curse was if you ever choose to decide to settle for something. That's unbelievably less than what you now know you are capable love love you are actively choosing mediocrity. What a gift and a curse right the knowledge that I have though of what I'm capable of ax? It's now as a as a as a as a threshold that I have to live up to. It acts as a as a bar that I have to every single day. Remind myself you've shown shown yourself how much you can do. You've shown yourself that you're capable of doing more than you believe you've shown yourself in the face of thinking on the second ascent that there was. There's no way you could finish thirteen that you had eleven more in you and now that you know this truth if you deny the this knowledge the existence out of your body you're choosing mediocrity and so as you walk in it's one hundred twenty right if you can reframe the way that things things that happen to you in your past actually are preparing you or have already prepared you to go into twenty twenty to go into the twenties and chase something bigger than in do something harder than you think you are capable of. Then you will but if you haven't yet had an experience that pushed you beyond your limits and have framed the way that push beyond your limits. His now not up to forever think differently about what your limits are about how you can persevere through about what it is about. How in twenty twenty goal all setting and achieving things more audacious and bigger than? You are comfortable with our a thing that is for you. That is a part of your journey. Then you'll set goals goals that are more easily attainable that are as aligned with what you historically been able to do. You push yourself past what you think you can. So you've gotta decide we got. It's what is it December thirteenth. We got seventeen eighteen days. Eighteen days left in this year. You're in this decade right. You're going to have some time to do some thought. I hope that you can do what I gotta do. Break away and find some clarity but if you can't at a minimum sit around a table of people that you care about an ask a simple question. What was the most profound important impactful experience experience of this past year? That informs how you're going to walk into two thousand twenty and if your answer is one of hopelessness helplessness. You need to refrain your story if your impactful story of two thousand and one thousand nine is something that brings you shame or brings you guilt or brings you pain or brings you a belief in how you've been held back you are setting the stage for twenty twenty in a way that does not serve you. Some of you have gone through terribly miserable things and I am not trying in any way to minimize the thing that you've been through but you have to decide now that you're standing on the other side of having survived those terribly miserable things if the story of survival is one of victimhood or Vic tour right you are on the other side of it you were on the other side side of it. It didn't get you it didn't kill. You didn't take you down in not having got you. It's prepared you if you believe. That's the story. It's prepared you if you believe. That's the story so when you think sit around the table go and have a glass of wine. I'M NOT GONNA judge having sparkling water last night but as as you sit around your table right and someone asks you what were the most impactful moments of the year and you've been through something terrible miserable. People people treated you in a way that you don't deserve to be treated. You tried something and failed scale. That is unbelievable. Someone was unfaithful to you. You someone was mean to you fired for no good reason. Whatever the whatever it is if the story that you're telling around that terrible thing thing is a hopeless story? The chances of you telling a hopeful story of what's going to happen in twenty twenty is near impossible. I love you I I promise it is so much more difficult for you to reach for a hopeful story. If the way you've attached any kind of any anything a motive to anything that's happening in two thousand nineteen is hopeless. If you have a hopeless view of what happened this past year your opportunity for hopeful things these to happen is compromised. Hope in the present is power in the future. Less Brown hope in the present is power in the future. If you'll be hopeful it feeling for what sorry hope in the future is power in the present hope in the future is power in the president so if you have a hopeful vision of what's possible for you in two thousand twenty you can be powerful in how you stand your posture today. We'll be powerful. Hope in the future is power in the present present said by a guy named Les Brown. He's fire-breathing powerful speaker. Gay Hope in the future pound present but if the story that you have coming out of your past is hopeless the chances that you have a hopeful vision for what's possible in your future or compromised and in that compromise states states it will reduce it will compromise the power. You have right this second so you have to reframe. You have to think differently about how what you've been through through is changed. You is prepared. You has made you someone who has a survivor. Standing on top of the triumph of those terrible things is now ready to go. Do all the things and it's A. It's a hard choice man. I know it's a hard Dave I don't feel like I know there's days where I don't feel like I could either. I have been through a crazy year. It has been the greatest year of my adult life and it has been the hardest year of my adult life life. I have made choices that I'm not necessarily proud of at the beginning of this year. I was drinking a lot to deal with the anxiety of doing this work with Rachel to deal with the anxiety of the business growing so fast to deal with anxiety frankly of coming on and feeling like I could do a good job on a morning show right and I made a decision man. I did not do that but when I think about my choices to cope when I think about my choices to cope differently I am proud I have I have a narrative around the bad decisions that I made and the good ones I made out of the bad that have giving me a hopeful story about what I've been through this year in a way that allows a hopeful possibility of what's going to happen in two thousand twenty a reality right. I am comfortable talking about what has gone wrong because the value that signed those bad things are positive. I'm not proud of the way I wasn't showing up for my life over the last three years but I'm comfortable now. Assigning positive value to what I learned learned from having Doug my own ditch and then getting comfortable living inside of it right just because I was there. Her doesn't mean I'm a broken person doesn't mean that I am a victim of I was there. I WanNa honor the fact that I was there. I want to learn. Learn from what I what what led to me being there and in learning from it turn it into power so the story have in what happened. This past year is as much anchored in my having pushed myself past what I believe to be possible and doing a lot of work on storytelling. I see someone's comet easier said than done. Yep It is easier said than done. It is easier said than done like this isn't is it like. Oh if you just wish on a star it's going to be easy and happy if you could find a picture of a Unicorn and put up that says believe in your dreams everything will be fine no so it is easier than done easier. said it is easier said than done. Of course it is. I have to do this every day. And every day I don't wake up like you know what I am super stoked to go out and try and lead this team to try and do this morning show to try and write these books record these podcasts but uh I have to choose. Am I on this planet to do this work if I am then. What if I am interested in the life after? I suggest that I want then I need to do these things. And it's easier said than done but I still have to just decide to do it. You're going to have to make that decision vision to it. Starts by looking back on how you pushing yourself into situations that were harder than you thought. You could ever overcome Tom. We're for you that they changed the psychology of your ability to be resilient your ability to get back up your ability to persevere through conditions you. You didn't think you could handle and frankly you didn't deserve but you not deserving the bad thing didn't make it not happen it's still happened and I hate to break this to you because man I've done so much work on myself and I feel great about who I am and what I'm doing today. It doesn't stop bad things from happening in my life every we day anyway. I'm just changing the way that I think about those bad things being an opportunity for me to grow instead of being an indictment on me being bad or somehow maybe victim victim to life not showing up the way. I'd hope happy Friday the thirteenth. Everybody I mean why am I yell and yell talking. It's only the eight thirty in the morning. What is going on Y'all this morning we've had a sick Rachel Hollis we've had no Hollis demonstrating how to eat the breakfast Taco like a champion and suggesting four times that she would be right back a little storytelling and more than anything? I hope a call for you to think about the kind of work you might WanNa do between now and nineteen days from now when we turn the corner into new decade and ask some questions what what were the most impactful things that happened in this past year and ask you talk about them really pay attention to whether you have assign positive or negative attribution to those impactful things. They may have in fact. been things that you did not deserve. No Oh and deserves some of the things that you have been through but they still happened so having happened how can we find positive attribution for your surviving them for your getting shell for you getting a muscle because of having had it broken down right do that work. It's going to change the way a honestly that you approach thinking about. What's possible for you in two thousand twenty nine thousand nine days left? y'All we've got nineteen days is left. y'All it's time you know it's time to think about what kind of twenty twenty you want and how you you start the way that you think about. It is going to be framed in large part about how you associate value of two thousand nineteen. I want everyone to have a fantastic Friday. If you're wondering what I'm doing an I just remember safari have binoculars taken notes on how I'm not really going to. I'm just going to have a great time at a holiday party. I'm a dance without alcohol and I'm going the celebrate a year of years for the sixty three employees at the Hollis company and all of their partners. We're going to get our dance on and then get everybody home safe. I want everyone to have a fantastic Friday. We will see you on Monday. I can already tell you. Go ahead and put it in your calendar Rachel Hollis is doing QVC UV. See on Monday and I'm not saying she's doing a segment. She is doing a twenty four hour segment on. QVC On on Monday. Twenty four hours. Twenty four hours. She has four solid hour segments and every hour of the twenty four pops in for a few minutes. Let's go. It's just a warning because I am going to come in hot fire hot and you better be ready for a little Solo Dave time for Monday Tuesday. Yes she is travelling back and forth to Pennsylvania. Have yourself a fantastic Friday. If you do believe in thirteenth and bad luck then you are choosing to go route two day on a mission to have your hypothesis validated. You will find signs of bad luck if you go looking for it instead. If you just decide to head on out and look for signs of being a great day you will also find evidence of that choose wisely. I personally recommend that you go out and just decide. You're GonNa have a great day. Have a great we can. We'll see on Monday blah blah. He guys thank you for listening to the start today morning. Show podcast if you want to. Actually we see the episodes. Make sure you tune in the morning every weekday eight. AM central on facebook and instagram. On basically every every channel we have our theme song is from Sarah Sunshine. Follow her at these Sarah Sunshine. Our executive producer is Cameron Berkman. The show is produced by Chelsea and Kevin Westlake with production. Help from Nicole Fisher and I'd like to give special. Thanks to Hawk the fish that will never die yeah.

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Hope in the Chaos with Rachel Hollis

Christy Wright's Business Boutique

28:50 min | 6 months ago

Hope in the Chaos with Rachel Hollis

"Hey on Christy Wright and you're listening to the Business Boutique podcast. Today's another special episode as we continue the series. Hope in the chaos. Ten Truth to get you through now. Recently I went live on instagram and interviewed my friends. We just had a conversation. About what anchors us in a storm and let's be honest Joe. This is a storm. We had some amazing conversations and they were so amazing in fact that I decided to share them with you here today. We are sharing with you day. Five where I got to hang out with my good friend. Rachel Hollis. Rachel talked about the habits in our life that can help us feel anchored specifically moving our body every single day. Rachel is such an awesome inspiration for so many people and I loved our conversation and how it applies to you even right now in the crazy. Check this out. Hi everyone welcome to they. Five of hope in the chaos on so excited to get to hang out with you guys and just continue to share hope spread hope find hope look for hopeful things amidst the chaos the news maybe changing your business may be changing your world and family life and home maybe changing but there is still hope out there and I'm so excited to get to hang out with you guys and continue to talk about this. This has been such a joy for me. This has been so fun to have this time that I can depend on to show up hanging out with y'all talk about things you guys have shared such great things of things that you're thankful for areas of gratitude and that's how. I love to start so feel free to go ahead and start putting in the comments. Tell me something good. Tell me something. You're excited about. Tell me something that you're thankful for one of the things that I mentioned yesterday. That has just been of a word. That was the last kind of twenty four hours idea noticing on Friday. It was embraced like embracing the situation. We're in and making the best of it. Yesterday was noticing. Just notice more things when I'm not rush but one of the words it's been on my mind because I love to kind of give you guys a word of the day of something. I'm thinking through and working through to encourage you to not only think of your own works but you know you can borrow mine. Let that inspire you so often. People have things that are there things. But then I'm like I'm GonNa make that my thing so one of the things that just came to mind today and it feels very obvious but I want to share it anyway because it's still true and that is prayer so I was on a call about two hours ago or so and we were just really struggling leader. Tyler and I just struggling with like what to do with the plans. We made the projects. We had slated all the time. Lines and deadlines the things we were running towards of like. What do we do now? Do they still make sense? Or is there an adapted version between what was true? And what is still true today? Do we abandon it entirely. There's a lot of people that are the facts and so we're on this Microsoft teams called. That's what we use and we're sitting on this call and we're just like well. We need to kind of tell the team what we WANNA do. What do we want to do? And it's a tyler. Can we just stop and pray like I just I just? I know that feels obvious and feels like what you're supposed to do? But I don't always do that. I usually start getting scrappy and just kind of tackling my to do list. Let's like let's just stop and pray because I don't know what to do and let's just stop it as God but we're supposed to do and so I just want to encourage you. Is that if you're feeling at a crossroads right now in your life or your business and your feeling stuck or maybe even paralyzed with all the options. You've got so many options of how to navigate this new territory. I just want to encourage you to take a moment to pause to ask God what he wants you to do. Because he has the best ideas and when we run out of ideas he has more ideas. And so this is Kinda my word for you today to think about regardless of your businesses or where your life is to take a minute to stop in most even if you're on a work call even if you're having a conversation with someone that you'll never talked about your faith that's something where you can still be like. Hey you know. What can we just pause and think it'll probably reset your spirits all right. I'm so so excited because you'll know I have been having friends. Join me every single day and I know you're GONNA lose your minds over who we have today. I'm so thankful because I'm friends Hollis. And she has agreed to be today. She responded to my tax. And it was like yeah. I'll totally do it and I'm so grateful. Yes you you better start doing. I'm good I'm good. Look I've been putting in a valiant effort every single day to get up. Take a shower. Put on makeup applicant going to the office. Even though we're working virtually which was one of those days where I hit the ground running and I'm still I mean I don't know what there's a lot going on I smell. It's just Israel right now with the situation so yesterday of these lives every day. Yesterday I went live life. Greasy hair tanks. Whatever as definitely my Wilson was my buddy that off. She looked so beautiful. I'm talking I love today. I'm like yes every day. It's some day. It's going to be Pajama game yet. That is exactly right. Our team doing all of these things to make sure that we maintain culture. Even though we're working virtually and once a week we have an outfit of the day and today's the day was animal print love so everyone on staff today even though we're virtual or an animal print so I look crazy but it is very on trend right now. So you're telling your we're in. We're right at from home regardless. Okay so Rachel. I love starting these by telling people. Just tell me something good because there's so much bad news like Thomason good so they've been hosting the comments your thing right now but really always choose joy to tell me. Was your joy today so this is a good one for any entrepreneurs her watching this as a huge deal for us. We had a big spring sale the company and the why behind that was very intentional. We know like any business owners washing that cash flow is gonNA matter more than ever right now and so. We made the decision to big sales. Just sort of hopefully drum up and coming into that which started yesterday so it ended. It was twenty four hours but coming into our honestly. I had faith but also had anxiety about sixty employees and even though we are very liquid and cash and we're very Ramsey organization. We don't do things on debt or credit. It's still scary. 'cause you unknown Swede Oursel- Yesterday in our community. I just cried all day yesterday. Our community showed up so big. They were so incredible. They shopped in some people shop. Big things some people by two dollars sticker like Leo was such. We have always been taking care of this community and mass. That is my joy today. Like thank you God. We are all better together than we are apart and we are in business for this community and they continue to make sure that we stay in business. That was a big deal you know. I think it's so cool especially for my people hear you say that because I did kind of impromptu coaching session your state with my Cabinet members of light for coaching group and I was talking to them. I said you all may think because you're a small business or a side business. That bigger businesses were famous. Businesses are exempt from this hard time and I was like. They're not like the numbers may be different yet. The payroll is higher. The it's relative so like all the conversations you're having of like what are we gonNa do get scrappy are happening every level Dave Ramsey organization. We've done our executive committee meeting going. What are we going to? Every event has been cancelled. You're feeling not chance. I think it's just it's a good reminder that no one's having this easy right now no you didn't mean the ones exempt from these hard tiresome. I love the idea of in your really big on this Rachel. You're so good at building as idea of community because business canfield lonely. But now we're at home it can fill even lonelier and so just intentionally taking care of your own community your customers and so on But seeking that with other speaking with other people so it doesn't have to feel like that. Yeah I think I mean. I Have My Core Group of entrepreneur friends different people that I get to talk to and I think that so important right now more than ever especially people who are at a similar level. I got a text from a friend who was like. I can say this to very few people but my over. My monthly overhead is X. Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars a month and that is the same for me. My overhead is lenders and hundreds of thousands of dollars a month. And she's like it's not something that other people understand. Because if I said that to my mom or my sister they'd be like what. How did you spend that much on Anthony? But when you have this many yeah right so having someone who can understand where you're at and if you don't have that in a friend that you can call. Is there a group that you can say? Can you look on facebook or linked and can you find a community of other entrepreneurs who will understand and kind of band with you right now because the resources are out there? The answers are out there and you need to be arming yourself. With as much information as you possibly can in the season the thing that entrepreneurs and business leaders cannot do right now is wait and see you. Can't you can't put your head in the sand and hope that it'll be okay is magically. Fix it though you have you. I told my team we have to act as if yes we have cash flow. Yes we have reserves but we have to act as if we don't because I've taken a company through recession before so I know that those kind of things dry up quickly and you have to be mindful of like okay. What can we do right now? How can we pivot and pivot quickly? Because you know we're both doing live events and I hope to God that will be that doing those this year but I don't know if on that and I want to be really clear and I don't approach things from a place of fear. I am a person of faith I am. I am confident in myself. I have an incredible team. I believe that everything. You know Everything's figure out where I believe that right but at the same time. We gotta be proactive. Here we can't be reactive in so arm yourself with information and make some decisions to help you get to where you're gonNA need to be a yesterday. I put a picture of me this Home Office for like a different angle with my phone propped up with a rubber bands. Like you don't have as like I'm just trying stuff I was like. I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know if it's GonNa work but but I'm trying to think yeah so often. It can be easy like I love that perspective from the Business Angle because I think people can either sit around and wait for better or they make the mistake of sitting around somehow waiting for permission like Kay is this right. Yeah I don't nobody knows he's saying thousands. There's no playbook for this yes sir. You've just got to try some stuff. Yeah try anything even if it's imperfect even if you're unsure it doesn't matter y'all just trying to open the chaos series where just texted you. WanNA random Yankee. Will you go with me? I just want to show up for people is something that you're just trying to cultivate your community. Be There for people because you know they're hurting and you know we're all in it together one of the things that They're really big on Rachana. Actually have been on this kick a little bit more. I guess intentionally recently. Is this idea of journaling. So for this series this hope in the chaos that I've totally made up by the way back live I love it. I'm sitting journal questions afterwards and wait until I have the conversation with you. For example today all right the journal questions about email amount. I think I've noticed in my own life and even with people I'm coaching. It helps them internalize what they're learning more like. When I write things down in my journal I write things down. That were thoughts. I didn't consciously think I didn't even know they were in the air yet and so I've been trying to do that. Which by the way from people watching its business which com slash hope to get the journal questions? Make sure you're getting but Rachel you do this with your starts today. Journal you've been doing journaling for a while so like talk a little bit about this idea of journaling and why it's so important because you're big on it you've been big on forever. I'm big on it like it's amazing. Time like this. How healing it? How important that can be. Yeah so two things that are really interesting about the journal. So just because I'm talking to someone from Ramsey. I have to tell the story I actually. We have a product called start today journal. We and we've had it for a couple of years now and visit incredibly successful line of revenue for us and it was part of something that I heard. Chris Hogan say an entree leadership summit years ago years ago so he talked about this idea of how he writes down all of his goals and he would say like. I haven't been the closet and I would like to put them in a car and I thought oh I need to do that. I need to be more mindful about writing down my goals and then I just kept adjusting. The process adjusting the process Created my own little thing but so much of it was prompted by Chris Hogan I never envisioned a future. Where like I would know Chris and I will get to him or whatever and he spoke at our event last fall and I was like I just want you to know like this was something that you said that turned and became this product. That is worth this much money to us in like you never know the work that you're GonNa do the journal prompts the hope in the chaos the whatever. You never know that the thing that you're GonNa say is GonNa plant a seed in someone else's life it turns into a whole field of crops right so who knows what's GonNa come out of the season but the idea of journaling so sorry I got side now. I like Chris what I'm gonNA check I was like I'll send you a journal. Journaling I do start today. Journal is a daily prompt. So it's five things that I'm grateful for and those things I'm going to tell you guys you don't have to buy journal. You can totally do this. Whatever notebook you have five things that you're grateful for which is especially powerful right now and those five things should be something that happened within the last twenty four hours because the idea is that I want you to spend an entire twenty four hour period looking for gratitude looking for blessings among also and I always tell people. Don't write down big things. Don't say like I'm grateful for my family. I'm grateful for marriage. I want you to look for little tiny moments of joy. Your husband brought you a cup of coffee. You saw beautiful sunset. Your Kid told you a joke. That was so dumb. But they're six. Those kind of things changes your whole perspective so a gratitude practice and then goal setting so from my gratitude practices. When I lay down the ten goals that I have for my future So that's one thing that's sort of more structured journaling and the one that might be really powerful free all right now as I've spiral bound notebook. I have a bunch of them all over my house and I do journaling where I will set a time so I'll say I'm going to take thirty minutes. Sometimes I've said I'm GONNA take an hour and a not allowed to leave these pages until that time is up and I just write whatever is in my brain. 'cause here's what's going to happen we`re. GonNa Right right right right right and we're GONNA spend about eight minutes and we're GONNA right and we're like that's all I got And then if you just sit there because you've given yourself a time limit you and you sit and you sit and you think on it. You'll start writing again and I found that. So much clarity in my life has come from time. Journaling where I don't let myself and I just sort of keep unpacking. What did that mean? Well why will? How can I do this better and I just? It's like a therapy session in my journal. And those have helped me tremendously. No one's flying right now but I usually do them on. A plane was on an airplane. You're not distracted. No armed you but if you can find time right now somewhere in your house where you can just set a time limit. Kind of like dig into what's going on. How are you feeling? What made you think that that is helpful? So structured journaling and then time journaling are really big for me. I love that because I think it's so easy especially right now when we're stuck at home and a lot of people are looking social media looking to podcast or whatever Netflix to pass the time or be inspired or guide them. It's so easy to be a consumer to approach that from a consumer mindset. You don't even mean to your just like you're turning it on you're getting paid and that's that's a lot but if you want to do something about it if you want to apply what you're learning like even from our conversation to your life sitting down to write down okay. What does this mean for me? Okay Rachel said this. How does that apply to my business or you? Christie said this set one in. It's just interesting how you internalize it more. I feel like the thoughts even become more concrete. Write them down. I think it was David Allen. Are you familiar with his book? Getting things done the old Alba to interview him. Actually entreleadership podcast. I used to do those interviews back in the day and he said your brain is for having ideas not for holding them and I thought well I love that because we right around it like takes the pressure off of trunk just remember and processing. It's like you're processing it on paper and that is and I love that because you really do get to apply to your life more Rachel one of the things that I keep asking everyone through this as I keep relating this storm and I'm like this is a storm is crazy and we don't know how bad is going to get her. How long it's GonNa last. You want something to kind of anchor to and so I'd love to know for you like real life in your home and your business. What are those things like? You're a personal development expert. You help people with us all day and you still didn't plan for this. Nobody for sure what is like one major thing you're like this is something. I can anchor to when everything feels like. It's kind of slipping through my fingers. Suge biggest anchor for me is moving my body every single day I would say sort of like the wide spectrum is clinging to the great habits and rituals that you had in your life before all this happened and the army thirty minutes of moving every single day and that looks like different things at different times strength training or running or jumping on the trampoline with my kids but at least thirty minutes of movement. What do I always say to my community? Do whatever you can wherever you're at with whatever you've got right but there is something so powerful from me about challenging myself to move my body early in the morning really sets the tone for the rest of the day. It also lowers cortisol levels lower stress. You know we're looking for all of those ways that we can decrease anxiety and stress in our life right now. Because I'm going to be real. I have to fight really hard in the season. Not to reach for bad coping mechanisms from my past right. Yeah like I would say that's probably true for everybody. Yeah like I'm like I want to have a drink like all last week. I literally was like I want to have ten drinks and I'm not look. I'm not perfect. You guys that is the Real God's honest truth and it took so much to like okay. If you start doing this now when does it end rached like if you start using drinking as a coping mechanism now and this isn't go away anytime soon? What does that look like for your life? And your ability parent these babies and lead this team and so I am doubling tripling down on great coping habits instead of reaching for negative ones truly a real real talk right before we got on the phone. I had sent. We've self quarantined for like two weeks. So we've been going grocery store every three days or whatever to stock up and today was a day to go to the grocery store and Austin where I live went to official quarantine. Now we live out in the country Austin proper but what I didn't realize was that meant that everybody who is in Austin came to our grocery store because they were trying. 'cause it's crazy only out in the country and shop so my husband went to go to the grocery store and he sent me a text. Caesar grateful there's two hundred people in line and I wanted to cry because I'm like we don't have milk you know we don't have like okay. Look my kids are GONNA be fine. We are so blessed but like I have a toddler and we don't run melt and I know that's not the end of the world but it really me out and I swear to you. I literally with outside and ran around ten times and then came back in here and did this with you because I was like. You've got it right now. Rachel go get something because this is what it is. You're going to be fine plenty of frozen pizza. You'RE GONNA be okay but that I'm having a coke in real time sometimes the whole day and then sometimes in the minute go. Do some push ups this my anger. Yeah I lo- is funny. You know love to run as well. We've text I run especially when I'm angry like if I need an outlet like I will pound the pavement light. Yes it's it. Come back in my life. I feel like a new person thank you. I'm fine I've conduct a question for you. Yeah you said the coping coping in good ways like running at. You know that kind of thing so having a drink. Let's go back to that example so a lot of people feel the same. I feel the same way. Yes what's going through your mind when you're asking yourself. I want to have a drink and it's okay to rate and I want to have a drink. That's not okay to have a drink. Howard checking your heart there man. I I think we all are feeling that right. Yeah so I made a promise to myself years ago that I would never have a drink again if I felt like I need a drink. That's my test is you? Don't ever need alcohol so for me having a cocktail or having a beer glass of wine with my friends or whatever should be celebration. It should not be a coping mechanism. So I'm hyper aware of when it is coping for me because it just as a slippery slope. It's something that I've struggled with in the past so I'll tell you truthfully right now. I'm just not even having alcohol because it's too easy for me to have that be a bad thing so I'm just like okay until and I've had many times in my life where I'm like all right. We're not GONNA have it for a month just to remind ourselves. This is not he need. I'm in control of this choice. And then we'll go have a beer on the back patio or something. But it's not this idea of need. So it's celebratory but not ever to cope that's my and maybe it's different for everybody but that's mine. I think that's helpful. No one thing. That's really helpful because a lot of people are like yeah. I WANNA drink it. Okay drink or is it like me leaning on something? I shouldn't have. Yes okay when we first started talking we're talking about how like the days are crazy right now. Like all of the structure schedule everything that we like anchor to like in terms like practical schedule on gone. Data's know what time it is today. I washed my hair. Probably won't wash it for another six days so when you wake up in there are some days I'M GONNA HUSTLE. GonNa make the most of my time. I've got this free time to get all these things in that regard you before and other days rely. I'm going to stay in pajamas. I'm not feeling it. I just want to get myself grace. I want to enjoy rest posted about this today on instagram. Like it's okay. If you WANNA put one heavy don't yeah other than your start today. Joel how are you starting your day in terms of black thinking through all your options? Is it going to be a hustle? Day or I'm going to be present day you all the day's Kinda run together. Yeah so for me. I am keeping with my the scheduled or the intention that I had before all this started which is Monday through Friday. I am working and I have a team of people like I don't have an option right now like a lot of entrepreneurs watching this. I don't have a choice so I am going to be really intentional with working getting my work done leading team. Well Monday through Friday and then Saturday and Sunday on the bump on the log like I'm playing with my kids and not changing on a pajamas. I'm definitely not showering. I'm only doing things that feel really good and allow me to be present and because I'm working from home I have so much more facetime so much more opportunity with my kids than I did before so I'm getting to see them at lunchtime off earlier. Do we're playing and doing things that we normally wouldn't I personally and this is going to be different for every single person. I personally need to be present right now working Monday through Friday and I will say to. This is not a shameless plug but I interviewed Amy Porterfield and we yes. She's the best and she has led a team virtually for years so I had on broadcast. I was like dude. Tell me two things one. How do you lead well? What tools do you use and to? What do you use when you work from home to make sure that you're staying productive and should really good ideas stuff? I wouldn't even think about so. It's on the PODCAST. You guys want to check it out. There's a bunch of ideas and not to I love it because even the example like you immediately thought of a friend that has done this for awhile again. Talk to her. It's funny a lot of my friends. You know they work in an office traditionally and they're coming home and I think they were feeling like. Oh this is going to be so awesome Like after three minutes like I. I can't get anything done of my women in the business boutique community. They've been working home for years. Yeah oh no. It's not as glamorous as you think you've got to really manage your time and spatial boundaries and have help for your kids. You can't have kids homeschooling twenty four seven and you're running your data so I love it. You reached out because yeah there's probably people that are doing or have done what you're trying to do. That can help pave the way for that. Well this has been so helpful. I loved his hearing from you. Love getting the hang out with you and appreciate you saying yes to random checks like always do this thing with me and for those of you watching that one to get the journal questions afterwards. It's Business Boutique. Dot Com slash. Hope what I'm GonNa do is when Rachel Nice tunnel here in a minute. I'M GONNA sit down and craft a summary of what we talk about. All the high points of what Rachel Dies in the Journal questions to help you think through how this applies to your life. Don't just sit here and listen to our conversation and think that was cool. That was entertaining like Rachel. Not a no I know her. Our heart is to help you like we want to help. You feel like you have something to anchor to in the season and make the most regardless of how long it lasts. Rachel. Thanks for him now. If it's cool as you I would love to just pray real quick for watching for your guide. We come to us just like Rachel type of gratitude. We want to start by just thanking you for every simple thing for the breath in our lungs for the roof overhead for our health for the facts that we even get to have technology to connect when we're states away with thousands of people To bring hope and Do you remember that? You have got us even when it's scaring even when it's hard even with bad we know that you're good and God. I just pray that you would surround everyone watching and listening right now with a supernatural piece that they would feel your presence that they would feel comforted that you would lessen their anxiety that their breasts would be deeper that they would feel at ease. Despite how scary their surroundings I being dominated you would provide for them in a way that they can't even imagine that is better than whatever they're working on right now. God I thank you for my friend Rachel. Thank you for how you shine through her and just give such practical advice. That people could apply to their life right now today. I'm so thankful for all you've given us in Jesus name Amen. I love you for online. And I'm so so grateful for you. Thanks for hanging out with this crazy. Made Up Thing. I know people appreciate hearing from you. Have a good day. Love you bath all right. Y'All thanks so much for hanging out with us. I love you guys again. If you want to get the journal questions after this will just email not. There's no ask. I'm just trying to help you. Apply this to your life and that as business GUCCI DOT com slash. Hope we'll send you a summary in a replay link. You can send it to your friends and since you some questions and put it into practice in your own life. I love Y'all I hope you'll have a great day. All right. Y'All that's it for this special episode of hope in the chaos tune in on Wednesday where I'm going to share with you an awesome conversation that I had with my good friend Jennifer Allwood.

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Flashback Episode: September 29th, 2018

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Flashback Episode: September 29th, 2018

"It's the morning show that no one knows. No one is talking about what he's talking about but if they did the best way to start two fates warning morning good morning. Hello welcome to Tuesday morning Tuesday morning at the Hollis House us at Tuesday it is. You may notice what looks like loneliness on your screen that is correct. You have reached the Hollis House. Swin this woman. Rachel Hollis is not here. She is traveling today with a very very exciting announcement happening For the Hollis company today and Rachel Hollis because of how exciting the announcement is actually traveling to the headquarters of the place. Where are we have an announcement happening so that she can announce it with a whole bunch of HOOPLA? So I'm excited right about that. I am very very excited about that. If you're if you're just joining US Newsday Hello I am married to Rachel House. Hello if you don't know who either of us are. Hello what are you doing here. Welcomed We every morning around eight a m central folks standard time will get on this old livestream and having conversation to start our day off right. I was four minutes late today. I apologized but we we have four kids which is as you know thousand kids. They have school and so getting humans into at school and reforming livestream is something that requires a little more focused than usual. Linda's the announcement GONNA take place. The announcement is GonNa take place. I think around one PM so if you tuned in to hear it announcement from me. We're just straight out of luck because I am sworn to secrecy until Rachel. It's often airplane that she is currently sitting on. That is heading east to A big metropolitan area where announcements mints of Good Tidings Take Place so now I'm excited back the post and I'm just going to talk about a second because I'll tell okay what I am feeling. Is this morning on the topic of critising. Hello the and the Post that I put up a quote from Aristotle theoretically it could also have been a quote from somebody else because quotes these days. He's how do you know who they're actually from. I'm not exactly sure the quote that I put up very simply stated there is only one way hey to avoid criticism do nothing say nothing. NBC nothing all right. So I put it up because because we are I am experiencing in real time every single day. This business is unlike anything thing that I have ever worked on in my entire career and I find myself having to push against this like instincts four four not exposing myself or not knowing how to do the things that we wanna go in trying to do or she From Midi tipping into into some spaces where we don't totally know how to do all the things that we wanna do and pushing past that instinct and pushing cast that worry has has produced unbelievable certainly results but unbelievable growth for me personally and part of Wine Arnaud. We know that I have to push past the worry of criticism and why I want to bring it up for you is because so much of my worry of criticism is wrapped apte in other people's opinions of the work that I knew trying to do the work that we're trying to do the work Rachel trying to and the reality is we're going to do our best every single day to try and bring great content in the world. You know the mission of this team of ours hopefully you don't. I'm I'm going to say it. We are attempting to quit people tools that can have help them lasting life J.J. In I think we're going to do do pretty well. Most of you know there is a chance better. Some of the stuff that we do isn't necessarily going to be received. Well the thing that I have been wrestling with really become comfortable with. Is this reality that making something that has this. I love you. Brother have a good day Jackson School. He walks to a bus stop. I mean hello is basically a grownup the I N T. Ta that you govern yourself you keep yourself from fully tapping into the attention that you have inside of you or the passionate. What's in your heart or the thing that you feel like Gob? Your Creator has put on you to bring into the world because it may not be received well by others is actually bananas. It is bananas the thing I put it in my post today and I think even settled on a livestream before is this. You could make the greatest peach time in the history of time. I Love Peach Peach fire credit guy. I Love Peach Pie and you could make the one that wins. Every single peach pie or in the universe could be the crap out of Time magazine on the cover of every single newspaper and yet there will still be people who do not like peaches. So if you're more impeach combinator and you have to weigh the worry of making everyone happy or choosing not to create for the worry read anew may be criticized for having made something that someone wasn't interested in Eden. Do you stop creating when you could. It's still creates the greatest peach tie in the history of world. Some people just don't like peaches. I love peaches. You better make that car. Aw come on I mean there are things that you will inevitably feel call onto creates that people are not gonNA gets yes. They're not going to like it. They're going to be critical of you having done it. And here's the thing that thing that you made was not not for them just like it's such a simple thing but it's just not for them and it doesn't mean the thing you created as bad it just means it wasn't for them and when you can get your head around. Oh wait a second. I will never ever be able older. Create something that is for every it creates freedom that allows you to create things for the people who need phase and then you hopefully exact crater discretion in this the ability to take the gift of criticism awesome when it's delivered in a constructive way and the discernment to know when it's not constructive and completely ignore more criticism is back. I think there are kinds of criticism. Better back if someone wants to be critical but Kim delivery the to me in a way that allows me to grow. Come at me Bro. I am interested in hearing how I could better deliver the tools also not even in because I'm interested in maybe winning this person over into becoming a person who likes peach pies but I am interested in rowing the and learning from criticism that can be delivered in a good way. But if you just want to be a jerk if you just WanNa pick on the pick on what most often happens happens if you find yourself the recipient of criticism because it comes out of insecure place from person who hasn't necessarily because I'm comfortable with who they are or how they use or don't use the gifts inside of them. That's when you have to say other people's opinions are none of my business. You can go ahead and take opinion and send it to www dot. I don't care monitoring business I I want to hear a good ignore the bad the bottom bottom line and stop this France is not everyone is going to lock one. The thing that you're creating it doesn't make the thing that you're creating back. It means the thing that you're creating for them and that's okay that AH completely okay. I had to write again this morning. Because you know it's a week day or any day because I'm getting up at five. AM every instinct mourning. Rachel Hollis had a lights that require her to wake up at four thirty. Am because she is a cyborg award. And so I got up with her. I started writing and I'm coming out of this last weekend which was so great in so so many ways there's just like a Exhaustion hangover that comes in being on stage for a couple of days that I honestly like my mental state state in like sitting at a computer and typing ensuite and writing was it was harder. It's harder if you've ever tried to write you know when you get into. Did you read them. And you are rolling than look out. Katie bar the door you can right in right in right when you lose a little bit of that momentum or as is the case for us we just did something that was emotionally really really exhausting. I'm sitting there and I was honestly like I'm going to write something and it will theoretically be a tool that you know. Some people are GonNa like on writing about twenty lies that men believe there are men that need to hear this message. More encouraged about a need the ability for Medicare the message coming out of a weekend. We're two hundred dude satin audience. They were maybe not all super excited about sitting in the audience Up in many many of them walk away feeling great about having been pushed into uncomfortable places places to grow but I also had the boys that all of you will also have in the back of your head which was what if nobody likes this if nobody wants to actually gear my version of grocer base. What if some blog wants to write us a post about my whatever it might be my approach? It's a gender roles remain approach the approach to anything and then it's GonNa Pause and hit reset on my mind winded and remind myself that I'm not making this for the people who are not interested in receiving it. I'm making this book. I'm created Sang Zang for the people who need it and who are in a place to receive and if there are people who inevitably when it comes out whenever it comes out that fancier the message passage if they wanNA represent constructively how they think my message could have been received in a better way. I'm in to win all day rent it but if they WANNA be jerks again I'm GonNa pass on giving weights to their opinion because it doesn't matter as long news. I know that I've done everything I can. Essentially ads given needs to bring the message that I think needs to be at the university. So whatever your version is whether it's a book about lies that men believe or if it's peach pie make it's just make the Dang pot the quote if you came in late I'm GonNa say it again. There's only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing say nothing and be nothing I think it was aristotle. Aristotle that said it may not have been aristotle said. It doesn't matter who said it. It's just a good quote and so for anyone who's reluctantly kind of trudging. Getting into the post himself away from doing whatever they have been called to do push through. Do you will not not make everyone happy. Just live in that. Be Cool with that. If you can become super comfortable and okay with that reality life is going to be unbelievably better for you when you can for yourself from having to worry about any of that books are Rachel McCullough. Rachel Hollis not here still at also on an airplane. Still we love this Rachel Harlow. She is announcing something something very exciting today around one PM question mark. I don't exactly know but I think it's around one PM today. It will be announced I on her instagram stories and on facebook and then we'll be followed up by company that she is lying to they can make a big deal about it because it is awesome. It is awesome but she he also has a new podcast. That is up today for riots in it is all about last ninety days so if you were not familiar we are merely six human days waves from kicking off last ninety days last ninety days is our attempt to finish the a year as strongly as we usually hope to start the year. And we're going to focus on five things five drive you gotta drink half your body body weights in answers of water every single day you gotta wake up an hour earlier and do some things for your self that helps you become a better version version of yourself. We have to move our body or about thirty minutes do you more. If you'd like every single day you gotta give up one category of that. You know you should not be eating and we're GONNA focus on Radha Tude every single day gratitude excise at the beginning or the end of the day. Where if you are looking throughout your days at a ten things you're grateful for it will fundamentally change the way that you focus on on positive? Grateful things you can't be grateful and filling the blank any negative emotion that you've become breath so the more that you are leaning into and resting in gratitude the more you're going to have a great greatest self so there is like I said on the rise podcast today. Hey a full episode explaining all of how or hoping to grain last ninety days into the universe and way that hopefully will for or you allow also if you didn't see yesterday. Rarely Hollis Rachel still not here still on an airplane she is Rachel Hollis. I love her to death but she is not here if he just joined look still not here she was on. Oh Yeah if you want to go to food. WWW the sheikh site T. H. E. C. H. I. C. S. I. N. T. DOT COM forward slash. Ninety ninety days. Rachel Hollis still fill year. was yesterday on Lewis House podcasts. And it's fire. It's just straight fire. I tell you Lewis has become friend we are a fan of all the work that he's done and for a time on absolute greatness but she was on the school greatness podcast yesterday and if you do not follow Lewis one you should as he's putting good stuff in the world as well it to take a listen to the podcast. It's it's a little more than an hour conversation. I mean I love that. They they go to places she just straight throws me under buses on this podcast in. It was beautiful. I love it you know what I love one of the things that I gotta say away. It's serious point. I was kind of making a joke. But it is a serious when I stopped worrying about the optics of mine imperfect life and started fully embracing the reality of the Good seasons that we've had but also the bad seasons that we've had my life just got way better and in this podcast. She spent some time talking about the Times that I was not a good human being inside of our relationship Asia like I was okay but I wasn't good. I was okay but I wasn't great I wasn't exceptional and in talking about it. I think thank what it does is give permission for all of us appreciate that their seasons when guests. What we'RE NOT GONNA show up exactly how we'd like to but there is if you're in a good partnership community and can become comfortable with someone coming into that conversation and challenging you to be a better version of yourself? Aw that you can find yourself on the other side of a time that you're not necessarily proud of. There was a time in my life where I would have listened to yesterday's podcasts in readout instead I listened to it and I was like. Oh I'm so proud of having evolved having moved away from a place where I'm worried about whether or not people fought madden by was perfect and instead I can talk about having gone through a crappy year of life like I'm forty three. I think I've had forty good years frank. So that means there's three years in my life intermittently where I was not artistically speaking escorting. I'm pretty happy about the batting average of having forty two forty three years be grip. But if I'm not gonNA talk talk about the three years over my lifetime that weren't great rattling. Probably the first couple years of being run up adult where you're making insurances we like. What would what the year that we went through in two thousand sixteen In like twelve months it always take a month put at a time and Scott Across metlife three years out of forty three still pretty good batting average the bottom line is if you wanna hear Rachel Rakes storytelling thing about her journey about our journey about what she believes to be the most important thing in a pursuit of greatness. You're listening to Louis House and have a good hour long conversation with outrage. Because she is awesome in it and he does a great job with the interview. All right we're going to take twenty five rituals this stunt here. Hello Anyone Rachel where is she. She is on an airplane. Lean she's flying Announcements at what time. I think it's at one o'clock in what time zone I think eastern time zone but I'm not also positive about that because there's a pretty good chance that it's going to happen when it happens because they are waiting rates be there. I'm hoping that there's like a huge needs ribbon with a huge thing of scissors that she gets hot because that would make it seem very very dramatic also it would make no sense because we're not actually the ground in the building but regardless. I hope they have that Are there any questions for any of you. We're going to run the last day challenge the last night a day challenges that burt that she cites dot com forward slash ninety days. Also you can sign up for Rachel's email in on the on the chic site. There is an opportunity to shocks to sign up for e mail. When you sign up for email you will receive one one on Sundays? No did not come out this last Sunday. Our head of email. Rachel Hollis was recovering from having been on stage for a couple of days but she will be having the Sunday and this Sunday. There's going to be deal about last night days but also detail about I think journals journals as well Where did I find my face? I was raised inside a Christian household from the day that I was born my parents. My mom raised Catholic my adversaries Protestant so they found a way to take us into a nondenominational Christian church environment from the minute. I was armed and Dan. We've been in church kind of ever since I went to a Presbyterian church while my mom national church while we go a to a church here in Austin now and there you go What are the five things last night in the last ninety days? Drink your water. Move your body get out early. Focus on gratitude and give up one category of food food. How long does Rachel? I've been blogging and evolving. Your Business. I'll tell you what she gets into it on the lowest podcast. You can listen there or I can tell you quickly about ten eleven seven years ago. She started this law. That was really like a cooking law. She was a food blogger. Talking about pot roast in how to keep. Your kids is fed with stuff that didn't necessarily kill him because they weren't using good ingredients and overtime as she grew as a woman so title to do the things that she would talk about. She she posted something on a vacation of ours. One time three and a half four years ago where Blair she was in a bathing suit. I know this is a way to start a conversation. You don't know this and instead of framing it. So that her stretch marks works were not available to audience to see. She decided to write a post about tried grateful. She was for the ability to have a baby that they were a sign of having carried Kids and the response to that picture was the beginning of a transition away from ready dot com rose and more talking honestly about the things that women are the most struggle with by talking. I going I about these. She struggled with and it's been it's been working on. What food category am I giving up? I've said bread I'm I am but I'm I'm thinking about even going a step further I just want to say out loud because then you'll actually old new to it. I would love more more parenting tips from you too. Yeah that's a good idea. The one thing I would say parenting wise. That has been a part of a season that we just kind of come drew. We talked about it a little bit in your time is we've really had an appreciation of the importance of pushing our children into the environment that allow them to figure things out for themselves. That don't require US necessarily to hand. Hold them or make them happy or entertain them Yes there's a quality time when we do those things but and we sent them to Kim this summer for a handful of weeks and and putting them in positions to take responsible risks and allowing them to see that they can you know on their own make some decisions Has Been An awesome gift in that we were really reluctant to send them to camp and then having them come back grown and shown us that allow you can actually really do. You can do some things on your own and has been great so is is my kidding. Peter Pan dern right is Jackson Hollis got the park Iran in Iran. The lions within last night. And I've never really been in musical theater myself so running lines for me need was kind of because I didn't know it was like do I actually speaking these voice when it's my turn to do Wendy before or your next line or not. Anyway how do you handle large number of changes and you start feeling. The biggest thing I can recommend is is be crazy about two things your health and your planning of your life if I have. I have not worked out regularly or not eating well regularly. I start to feel like life is getting away from me because my physical health and mental health are unbelievably leave. Ably connected the idea of planning your life. Though is as critically important as anything else on on Sunday nights we sit down we use he. Gets you know get fed up in the calendar so that I know I gotta take the kids to school and handle this livestream tastic. Just knowing how things are going to happen is is important question. How do I feel about Rachel sharing the story about the the conversation of me being? CEO of the company. I felt completely fine. If you didn't know Rachel founded this company was the CEO of this company. Any as I transitioned away from the seventeen years expensive Disney I came onto this job as the CEO and it was challenging for her from Egypt perspective but important for us in our. We're GONNA try and chase all the opportunity and the reality is and she says it's on the podcast. Choose listened to it West. She talked a little bit about you. Know trying and ego ego and the reality of all of the work that she did get it from where she started as a three blogger to this place where things are really clicking in in that the you know the reality of me coming in at a time when we were just about to tip a whole bunch of different parts of the company into places uses that. We're going to be working well that there was this fear that somehow it would be That that could be assigned to that success will be assigned to me and not to her. So it's the reality of any couple. I think that has made decisions to work together. And the reality he is. I can say this now. When I was leaving Disney? 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Get Out of Your Own Way, Feat. Dave Hollis, with Joel Marion - BTI 63

Born to Impact

56:59 min | 8 months ago

Get Out of Your Own Way, Feat. Dave Hollis, with Joel Marion - BTI 63

"For the majority of my adult life I was a person working inside of the Walt Disney Company and I couldn't have conceived of a cocktail party a reception of family gathering where I wasn't introducing myself leading with the fact that I worked at the Walt Disney Company. Because that introduction was this attempt to have my worth affirmed by a mouse on a business card and so it required for me to really come to grips with this. I am already because of who I believe in in my creative. I'm already because of my family. I am already because of my values enough and worthy as I am regardless of what sits on my business card through all right. What is up guys? Welcome back to another gold nugget filled episode of the form thibout podcast. I am super excited ex. I'm going to introduce a new friend who has become a good friend quickly and I love those relationships and I'm super excited to introduce him just a minute here. His name is Dave Hollis sort of new book that I'm super excited to chat with him about before we get too much further. Want to remind you guys at this is the one and only podcast specifically designed to move further towards living. The life you were born to live with every episode guys are goals to give you clear. National steps not fluff but real practical takeaways to help you live and more impactful life life with purpose. The life where. You're making a difference in your family and your relationships in your career and in the world around do. I am actually in Puerto Rico right now at a private mastermind with a bunch of friends of mine. My Buddy Lewis House is here and J Shetty Brendon. Burchard Brendan was So gracious to Invite me and Include me in this amazing group Russell. Brunson's also here Gingrich. Elc PRINCE A lots and lots of greats anthony trucks and Trent Shelton who were both on our podcast and previous episode so very started to be spending time with them and And my new friend. Dave Hollis who's sitting right next to me right now before we get into the phone conversation with him. I want to remind you guys of a couple of things here number one. This podcast is free. The only thing we ask for you to do to help out by sharing the podcast with at least one person. Many many easy ways that you can do this. Whatever podcast platform. You're listening on I need to do is click the three dots If it's itunes and it'll bring up share icon hit that share icon. And then it'll bring up all these awesome. Apps on your phone that you can share with it can be snapchat. Instagram twitter facebook all the different social media. Apps email text message. You can text message this show this show resonates with you and you have a couple of people. Mind that you think it would really resonate with as well just texted on over thome. Hit share texted on overtime or post to your Your instagram story or facebook story. All of those ways would reach at least one person probably considerably more than one person and we love for you to recruit a couple people to listen and join our born impact family so super excited again To move into our conversation The one other thing that I want to encourage you to do is if you are new. After this conversation after this episode please go ahead back and start with episodes. Wanted to you on a love. This episode today with Dave were again super pumped to share the content of his new book and also Davis the husband of Rachel Hollis. If you're familiar with Rachel. She's sold millions of copies of her books. Girl Stop apologizing was the most recent first book was girl. Wash your face and a very big the you know the women empowerment community doing some amazing things. Dave is her right hand in an awesome. Podcast called the rise together. Podcast and We'll make reference today and the new book as we continue the conversation but after you listen to this go ahead and go back to episodes one and two. That is where we lay the foundation of everything. We're all about with born to impact episode one to five pillars of impacts. We go over five piece not gonNa tell you what those five. Ps now if you're not familiar with them go back and listen to episodes wanted to you. WanNa learn what those five pillars are? Trust me. You're gonNA hear those five pillars all throughout Dave story all throughout the information that Dave is going to be sharing with us without further. Ado I want to introduce our special guest today. His name is Dave Hollis. They've also the former president of distribution of all the studios and currently the CEO. Of A Hollis company a company that exist to help people build better lives together with his wife Rachel Heels podcast rise together perennial top ranked health podcast on itunes with nearly one million downloads per month. Wow Dave is also a member of the Motion Picture Academy in has been an advisor or board member up technology incubator Bengal labs philanthropy. Startup gives them. They'll charity will Rogers Pioneers Foundation Pepperdine's Institute for Entertainment Media and Culture and foster care champion. National Angels. His author the brand new book. Get Out of your own way. His skeptics guide to growth and fulfilment which were going to be discussing at length in. Today's podcast. You more than that though. Dave is loyal husband and a loving father four beautiful children and all round deller human being in as my pleasure to welcome to the show born to impacts Dave thanks jewel subra. I'm excited to be here man. Yes for some actually have an opportunity to connect debut become fast friends excited to share the content of his book which I've been able to go through and personal questions our Lord. We're so grateful for the opportunity to be heard today just beautiful scenery with other amazing human beings. We're grateful for being here. Given up his time to be part of the show to impact our community. Lord we pray that you bless these seeds that are planted on the incredible harvests that this episode would be look back on for for years to come many many hundreds of thousands if not millions of downloads or grateful for the opportunity to be here. Give us the strength. Give us just the insight on where to take this conversation. It will have maximum impact on those listening Joel. I like a prayer to beginning of a podcast. It's the first time we've been on. I've never done it before. But Dang good to anchor. Let's start there. Thank you so dave. The book is get out of your own way which I think. A lot of people struggle doing that. Oftentimes we are our own worst enemy and I WANNA talk about. What's backup? Start ABOUT THE. You know the reason why you wrote the book. The back story of what led to that in the introduction to the book he kind of shared this really transparent invulnerable backstory of let what your life had become and how that low point was actually the catalyst that propelled you to writing this book. So why don't start their share that with the audience and then we'll kind of walk through some of the content. Sounds good so I left. Would I knew for what I needed? I had from the outside a job. That was the envy of many the thing I thought I was choosing for the entirety of my routes toward it that in ascending to this place inside of the Walt Disney Company. Where after seventeen years of time I for the last seven of my experience there had become the head of sales at the studio in charge of selling movies to movie theaters. And in the time near the end of my journey the acquisitions of Pixar Marvel studios and Lucasfilm created an abundance of Leverage. An abundance of your blessings. Red Carpets access fun but also because of the quality of the team that I had surrounded me the executives that were leading me in this Ip. That was unlike anything else. I was in a position where I had stray grades without having to study. I had the trappings of this title. This pay this. You know life from the outside. That was mismatched to the unfulfilled. Feeling of person who was not in a position to fully utilize his potential and it was happening at the same time that my wife was fully exploiting every single gift that she'd been afforded was running towards personal development and in embracing the tools that were helping her move passing. Zaidi challenge some limiting beliefs in some bad coping mechanisms. She's growing into the best version of herself as I'm descending into the worst version of myself. I'm digging this trench this this muck that I feel stuck in as I'm on this bridge from thirty let me ask you this as this is happening. In your watching your spouse you love and adore kind of go in one direction. While you're feeling unfulfilled. How did that many feel frustrated and begrudging of her awesomeness which is terrible things right like you should want to cheer on your partner? Being the most amazing version of themselves and she getting up at five in the morning and believing that she could charge and take on the day and having the mindset that she did and the motivation that existed just naturally inside of her was so contrasted against how I felt stuck that when she kept getting better. I've felt worse for her progress. It's like if you're not grown together then creates conflict. Yeah and the I mean and it ended up coming to ahead in part because of this divergent trajectory that each of us found ourselves on where she's growing I'm not and she had the hardest and most important conversation of relationship on the back end of me not showing up well for our family vacation where she asked. Hey as every day I choose growth this most important commodity in my life. Continue to become better tomorrow and as you stay stock or for really being honest descend into lesser version of yourself and we are on these diverging paths in the Delta between US continues to grow farther away from each other closer. Will we in three months still go on dates in a year? Still make out in a three year period where we still be married and I knew the answer. The answer was no. We won't be and it was the recognition of that. The cost the price of inaction that acted as the biggest leverage point for me to actually take action man. If I don't do something drastic meaningful radical I will find myself too far down. The path of irreconcilable differences to salvage my own marriage. So talk about some of the low points. What were some of the things you were doing behavior exemplifying that causes? She's real not but let's give us a clear picture of where your well. My biggest negative coping mechanism truly was alcohol In that I've been the right so like I have a long day. I'm frustrated by the absence of fulfilment. I'm struggling even in the midst of making a decision to take some change with assuming some new identity and the worry what other people might think in my casual relationship with alcohol couple of drinks here and there every day is now turning into something. That's muting the pain that I'm feeling but alcohol like any negative coping. Mechanism isn't a local anesthetic. Commuting the pain and the joy. It's meaning the pain and eliminating the possibility that I might grow at all from embracing the discomfort that I'm currently experiencing and so- rewiring myself to find a different set of coping mechanisms and more than anything do appreciate the cost the expense of alcohol on keeping me stuck in a place that. I was trying to leave right like I start. Having some experiences that exposed to this reality this connection that exists between growth and fulfilment and at the foundation of this thing that I'm feeling this unfulfillment it's this recognition of the absence of me. Being a posture to grow had an abundance of things team leadership. I P that left me in a position to not fail in in the absence of being able to fail. I was guaranteed that I wouldn't grow here. I've started making some steps where I'd like to grow as I start to turn the corner and decide to take a path. That's different change that trajectory. But when I hit the bumps of growth when I hit the waves of growth of having left the harbour of security for the waves that exist growth shows up I start muting. The waves start muting the opportunity to actually fully get the benefit of the thing. I was seeking in the first place and so I had turned in a bottle for a pair running shoes. I started working on physical fitness and things that would allow me to push myself physically to process things mentally to process things emotionally and that shift has been men one of the biggest and most important in the two years of time that I've made the switch from WHO I west who I am. Yeah so I wanNA talk about Because I think alcohol is so readily available to easy escape for a lot of people in the lie in the book and again this is getting out of your own way in the book go through. Nineteen different lies That we hold onto that. They're only true because we make them true or they really have no truth but we hold onto like they are and they ended up. We end up getting in our own way right so the lie that you're talking about here is that you know a a drink will make this better than I think. There's so many times in my life where stressed out problems home problems in the business overwhelmed. And it's like is this and then you know a couple of drinks turns into a couple more and then next thing you know they'd yourself into a deeper hole and you have more problems. My escape from my work is now for drinks deep and causing a problem at home with my family because my wife and he's about the kids that not really state to be doing that. What'S INTERESTING IS I. I'd convince myself whether it was modelled by my examples. Growing up has just the thing you do when things get stressful or a thing that convinced myself to justify the behavior. I truly believed. Oh you just have a drink. You knocked the rough edges off of a long day and it's better and what's real. Is the problems that you are struggling with that provoked. The interest in drinking are not solved at all with the drink and in fact when use really pivot from this casual to less than casual relationship. You're now compounding the problems that you were drinking for in the first place so it doesn't need to be drinking by the way right. Doing one can tip into a place. Gabby binge on Netflix could be porn. Sex in general could be any of these places that turning to to try to escape from the real world instead of dealing with national probably kicking the can down the road. It's not going to solve itself masking it with whatever it is region for so face the thing. Don't add problems to the facts so get people's strategies for freezing the thing. Well I I understand why I felt the compulsion to drink in the first place and so for me. It took understanding that. Oh I feel triggered because of this insecurity I feel triggered because of this fear are these insecurities are fears of real right? I just accepted them as being capital. T. Truths I was drinking because of my belief in them but I hadn't asked a better set of questions around whether or not there actually was truth behind the things that were provoking me to drink in the first place that was one to. I had to be really honest with every single person in my community about decisions that I was making. That weren't serving my interest as a husband as a father as a leader of a team. And if you are struggling. I want to honor your struggle. It is a recognition of your humanity. Struggle is universal and there were times in the midst of my drinking to try and take care of my problems that I wouldn't raise my hand to say you know what I've had a couple too many drinks on a couple too many days in a row but once I did and create a cirque could create a circle of accountability in my friends. In my wife it changed the way that one held shame for it and it changes the way that I felt alone in that struggle because as soon as I raised my hand had other people saying you know what I'm also struggling with this thing. Normalize the struggle a little bit. Here's some tips and tricks that I use to try and move past a thing that I was struggling with. So if you're in the midst to struggle and you're unwilling to own it one you'll be shackled to the shame of it in the silence of your head in believing that you're there by yourself and to you're almost guaranteeing that you can't get help and right help for me. Showed up in friends coming around me but if it's a bad enough problem maybe that you need to go sit in a meeting right. Help might be that you got to get into a program. But you can't get help and you will definitely not feel like you are in this with others if you keep it in the dark. Yeah for sure kind of accepting the. There's an issue is step one right. If you don't address it or believe that it is a problem then you're never going to seek the path of resolution for me those who listening If you've been listening to this box while you know that last October I decided to cut off hall my life completely and I did that before. One main reason was a problem not a problem. Ninety percent of the time it was a problem two percent of the time. Yeah and at thirty six years old. I was at a stage in my life and with my family where I don't into percent problems. Yeah it's and it's one of those things where like nobody deal dinner. Have Bigger Guy. It was no problem for me date night with my wife and I have six years. You know at dinner during our time span and it wasn't even those times it was an issue. It was the times where we'd planned something family wise and then alcohol end up being evolved. Hey let's have a station down the road in clearwater beach at one of our favorite resorts and pulled as an issue. No Ball Champagne and now it's three o'clock and I need to be helping with the kids. So a babysitter from Cumberland Gulf dinner. I'm not it turned what was supposed to be a family Saturday into being a really about me and once I accepted that that was what was actually instead of being in denial that it can defensive when my wife would speak to me about it made a change and for me kind of all nothing can type of guy. Some you know may not be the most healthiest way to deal with. Every problems just eliminated completely but for me here is it has worked by the way. I'm in the same boat. I decided the day I got the edits on the book back right. Like if there's a trigger right the most vulnerable stories you can imagine then get a bunch of red lines all over them questioning if you were writing sharing as much as you did. It made me WanNa drink so much that I committed on that day because I'm also very all or nothing that I was not going to have a drink for at least a year and it's been eleven months. It's been amazing now. By the way the triggers of my life have not slowed down. They've actually sped up. Because we're chasing more and I've had to really move my body every time I start to feel that trigger so that I don't have my muscle memory reaching for something that isn't healthy. I put nine hundred miles on the road. I'm running a lot. But that's just a reflection of how often things come up that would have previously led me to want to grab a beer. I take home message. Here is be real. Theirself eliminated things. That aren't serving you and then find positive replacements. Sounds sounds kind of simple easier said than done in most cases but super rewarding against I can say for me. We were just in a row boat with friends a couple of months back and typical scenario of my wife heads back to the Condo or or the hotel room or whatever to get ready for dinner like probably two hours because women so much longer two hours before I would then and I stayed down the pool with guys. Now typically this would be a time to drink and hang out have fun conversations with the guys but then make my way back up fifteen minutes before we're supposed to leave and sometimes it remained life. I decided not to go out that night and it was one of those another one of those moments where I've actually. I don't drink anymore so we were down at the poll. Otherwise we're drinking. I'm just sitting there sipping on some sparkling water. Yeah and I come upstairs and my me and my life. Both at the same moment had like she's a. Should you know what I'm thinking? You know exactly what you're saying this is. This is the exact scenario that would previously be a significant problem and put a the debt in you know in our vacation that was not positive. Yeah and now has zero chance of happening. Yeah it's crazy. He had our fifteenth wedding anniversary. This last year went to Ireland for like the trip of a lifetime. I'd made this commitment not drinking. I'm going to the birthplace of booze. I in Vince Myself. This is going to be a hard trip to have fun because man all of our fun is always had like your rubel like there's just been alcohol ingrained in it. We had an amazing time like some of it is like you just have some storytelling around the necessity of alcohol being complicit for fun it's just not real. You can get a good non alcoholic whatever you might need and still have that good time I still drink plenty of it. You know but it's also the double zero zero good all right. Let's let's talk about another lie. You the first one that you get into is was something I think a lot of people will be able to relate to is kind of losing your identity and were right so the lie that you talked about yours is my work is who I am. So let's talk about why that is alive and in fact not true them whether it's such a dangerous thing to identify yourself with. Yeah I mean I. It's for the majority of my adult life. I was a person working inside of the Walt Disney Company. And I I couldn't have conceived of a cocktail party reception of family gathering where I wasn't introducing myself leading with the fact that I worked at the Walt Disney Company. Because that introduction was this attempt to have my worth affirmed by a mouse on a business card and the further. My career went along the I was looking for them. The collective persons. I was in a conversation with to value or appreciate me for the job that I had and what it does is make something else. Someone else responsible for your worth that. If it were gone we'll have you questioning if you have any And so required for me leaving something that had for so long me associating my entire identity with it to find who. I always was in the absence of that story in the absence of that business card and and really come to grips with this. I am already because of who I believe. In in my creative I am already because of my family m already because of my values enough and worthy as I am regardless of what sits on my business card now I will say this my worry of what other people thought in the transition from where I was to where I had to go and needed to go had me fight very hard for CEO as the title that I'd have in my new responsibility leading accompany with my wife. My wife had spent fifteen years building as an entrepreneur. This business we are now going to become partners in and I asked her to the hardest most impossible thing is the founder and CEO over the last fifteen years. Let me come into your primarily female organization primary Fem- merrily female audience. And as a man take something from you and she agreed in part because she knew is important. My Ego needed it. There was something about my identity needed it and here we are almost two years in and we've flip-flopped as much as I appreciate the introduction. We've flipped I'm this. I have played the role of the. Coo I am the operator to her visionary Creator CEO role. And I and I bring this story up because the things I thought were important when I had still given so much weight to the identity that I had being connected to how other people might value me as a person is something that time has afforded a blessing of clarity on the objectivity of appreciating that one. No one is actually paying attention to who I am or what my title is has been the most liberating thing in this entire experience but to I am not see. Oh Oh I am Dave. I am not distribution chief at the Walt Disney Company. I am Dave and in owning that in believing it as my head hits the pillow at night it takes the power away of the transitional nature of anything that might move our identity and brings the power back to me and appreciating that I am whole worthy and enough today as I am now. I love that and I think as people who have accomplished some level of success we identify the ones in our life to validate where we come from. And of course you celebrate the wins and you want to embrace those things but if it becomes the primary thing that you feel establish yourself worth what happens if things different direction. I mean because as entrepreneurs right I think I was interviewing Ted clothier and and he said because he'd been through quite a bit of wealth to literally losing every penny. Yeah to billy back up but it's during those times when even when you're at the top at this point in the game he realizes that I can lose it all your one attorney general phone. Call Away from your one you know because we all play. You're right you're one major lawsuit of fun just being drained from all that. And if that's what you're identifying as this is who I am. I'm Joel Mary the Marketer. I'm Joel Marian. Guy Company two zero one hundred nine. What happens on the company's not doing one hundred million anymore happens? What happens when I move on from that chat through my life? Then what you know. I can even acknowledge to my the the you know like needing to leave. The Walt Disney Company. I'd been the beneficiary in the first ten years of ten jobs I was promoted really often professionally dissatisfied on the regular and in that. I was assigning the value of myself to someone else's timetable for how fast I was being promoted the last job for seven years. I stayed in the same job for seven years and because I'd become accustomed to someone else telling me that I was ready for the next thing faster when they stopped telling me I was ready for the next thing faster. Even though I was a great job I started. Sue have something that wasn't positive. Live inside of my subconscious because of having afforded them the weight of managing my identity. You have to be able to control it yourself. I love it. Let's move into another lie that has do dentistry degree. Piggyback Hoffa will we just talked about and the and the life for this one is. I did something wrong so I am something wrong right. It's identifying yourself with perhaps an action that you weren't proud of and that takes on who you believe you are like I did something wrong. I'm a bad person now. You know the bad thing. I'm a bad person when maybe that he did was out of alignment with who you really are at your core and you made a mistake right. So let's talk about And obviously we have to own our stuff. This is not a free pass to say like Andersen go and do messed up stuff and make mistakes left and right and and act like it's not a big deal but I think it's again it becomes dangerous if we start identifying the core of who we are with things that we do good or bad right especially when it comes to the negative thing says we're all human mistakes and then I want to kind of after we go through this on a point. Two people to work where I I believe you as well we're true identities found but let's go ahead and talk about this. This slide did something wrong so I am something on the smaller scale this is. Hey I'm now charging a business. Inside of an entrepreneurial space that is so disconnected from my corporate experience for the twenty plus years in entertainment that my encountering challenges of the business were things that I started to wear as being unequipped for the role that I was inside of the businesses. Doing something wrong so I must be wrong or broken as a leader. I hadn't yet changed the filter of failure being for the business or for the opportunity to grow. I just was wearing it and taking it on as me not being the person who could handle the challenge of the business. We have this great opportunity to spend some time with John Maxwell not terribly long ago and he's been a great mentor Rachel Z. Said a great leader never has two good days in a row and that gift right of like. Hey the cost of building the business that you're hoping for five years from now is appreciating that things have to go wrong all the time for the opportunity to gather data from them. Apply the data and make your business better. So some of it's just practical blocking and tackling man. I was in these spaces and I was assuming that because things were going wrong that it was me that was responsible as the party for not having preempted them from having happened on the on the longer bigger scale. It's shame shame as a thing that keeps you stock because of now associating a bad choice me drinking too much me not having shown up as well as my wife deserves in my kids need and in that posture of shame deciding that instead of maybe going through a bad decision that you have to own and maybe even go to therapy for. Do some work to fix that. You are broken. I'm a person that just isn't capable of loving. Well I am a broken person or I did these things. They indict me now as having been someone who isn't good and I've just come to fundamentally believe that we can go through seasons of broken this but that none of us are in fact broken. We are certainly going to learn over and over from the mistakes that we made but making mistakes is a reflection of our humanity our struggle as a reflection of our humanity. We all everyone who's listening. Y'All we all are in this together. Everyone's making mistakes and it isn't an indictment on you not being good it's a it's a recognition of you being human so let's at the end of each one of these chapters. You give action steps so for somebody who's kind of believing this lie. What are some of the action steps to step out of that and reverse it? Well I mean the first one for me was finding examples of other people. I admire. Who had themselves done things wrong to become the person that I look up to? And so I'd find how I built this podcast or reading a book like Shoot Hug by Phil Knight like examples of people who made mistake after mistake in their business for the opportunity to learn from and then stand on top of those mistakes and triumph and so it just took the stigma that I had about failure being negative and turn it into a positive in that light but then on the shame piece or A. You know making mistakes that you're not proud of peace. I started owning my story and it's hard because nobody wants to have to talk openly about the stuff that we do that. We're not proud of but when I started talking honestly about the way that I've struggled in my marriage the way that I struggled with my coping mechanisms the way that I've struggled in my identity. The first thing that I found was connection to other people struggling in the same way. That totally normalize the fact that. I was struggling and I found the resources that could help me remove the struggle. And so when you start to think that you are wrong you are in that choice like I did something wrong so I m something wrong. If you choose that you are something wrong. You are relinquishing the opportunity to connect with others. Who are because you have decided to stay in that spot and you have decided to avoid or not reach for the tools that can help you make that lie unbelievable. It's when you start identifying this wrong thing that you did or maybe a thing that you've repeated several times is indeed who you are and you're giving up only opportunity to change you. Give you permission to continue to do it. Man I've been victim of that plenty of times. I'm just a guy that's wired this way. I guess I'll go on a bender. No don't don't give yourself permission. There's another narrative. Just have to choose to believe it and it might require owning it in a way that yes expose you vulnerably. But that is part of how you're going to connect to somebody else. Who can help right saying you're only sick as your secrets and so true in that you hold the stuff in and you keep it you want to hide it. Mccain have this issue have problem one. You never really help that you need and to you. Come off to yourself as fake and phony. Yeah right because you're hiding something Instead of saying hey I messed up. I did this Ioannis. I'm not proud of this. And then you realize. Oh you struggle with that too. Oh you happen to you to write and then it gives people permission to stop living facade actually step into authenticity and Essen you know you you. The Comfort is in knowing that other people are dealing with this struggling with this and also looking to change and pivot but everyone's remaining quiet. No-one's it's like sometimes you're the catalyst for somebody else's chain absolutely by coming out and speaking to your own flaws absolutely. I will say this too. I really spent some time in the midst of this in writing the book is. I'm trying to get unstuck. I spent more time trying to zero in on where pain existed over the course of the last couple of years to find anything that was consistently present in that pain and one of the most consistent things across the board was times where the person. I was suggesting I was either. Hey I'm painting this portrait curing on a feed this is who I am to the outside world or the person that I said I wanted to be and who I knew myself to be when I'm by myself. Falling Asleep at night is disconnected the dissonance that existed between who I was telling people I was and who I knew myself to be in the privacy of my own head that distance that dissonance was terrible. Right and the more that you can align this is who I am and this is in the privacy of my own head who I know myself to be. That's where you find peace right. And it's also when you invite reliability into you try especially when you're folks like us who have customers have subscribers who have members who have an audience on social media and these podcasts and such I half the time all these pockets ended up talking about the things. I've messed up on. You know why because people are listen to this. I could sit here and athlete. I got it all together and try to put myself on a pedestal which then 'cause the listeners to put me on this pedestal and then when they're screwing up and their own life just like I am in reality but not sharing it. Yeah then like everything that I'm trying to teach them. Show them becomes unrealistic for them. It's unrelatable unrelatable unrealistic. I can never be that standard clearly. I'm trying to get better but like learning some things here but I'm just never going to be that guy and then something comes out in the media or whatever of some you know some store that you don't want to be told because you're hiding in the whole time instead of embracing and they'd being authentic and transparent and then you lose everybody so it's so much freedom as well and just being real about Talking about the low points in my life. There's there's freedom and there's power it's become a platform that is powerful for me to take pride in the way that I didn't show up and how much progress I've made from having overcome and guess what I am still in the midst of overcoming in real time. It's not figured it all out and it's all right. I don't know 'cause their struggle in real time and owning my struggle in real time I still there's power in the ownership of it because it it truly is a reflection of the humanity that all of us share but also it's man connecting to this audience. That feels that in real time as they listen at home to well. Let's do one last one and I think this is a really powerful one specifically for this audience. One of the show's called born impact. It's helped people live the life that they were born to live right. So many people see success stories. People achieve greatness achieve. Some levels says living our best life or accomplished something that they wished to accomplish and for some reason they don't believe that's possible for them that it can be part of their story. We put this show together to show. How jacked up. All these guests are on our show including myself my co host. We were very open about all our mistakes and look we were still able to accomplish right and then our mutual friend. Who's here with US and Puerto Rico? Anthony trucks reporters. He told his whole back story. I mean That guy grew up and for those who've listened to search for impact. Anthony trucks two part episode three hours we chatted and he probably came from the most messed up. Childhood that I've ever encountered not only people were sessile but just period you know and then see what he accomplished and we try to tell these stories over and over again. Look look at where these guys came from didn't start successful. Most of them didn't even live a normal life. They battled back from some pretty harsh circumstances whether that be starting childhood whether that be loads and loads of failures in their professional life before they call it the breakthrough so speak to this live in the lies. You know people are looking for possible for others things that are possible for others things that other people have done and accomplished their brother. Not Possible for me. Yeah well it's a limiting belief like each of these ended up being and most of the time the stories that we tell about what we're capable of our stories that were told to us by figures of authority in our lives. Someone that we love crave love from and in many cases were told through the lens of their fear. Not Our truth and so when you've been fed a story about what's possible for you or you believe a story in some way. It is oftentimes coming out of a set of experiences that you have signed negative value to that inform. What you believe is possible for your life. There's a great less brown quote. Hope in the present is power in the future and no there's a great last brown quote. Hope in the future is power in the present right. If you have a hopeful vision of what's possible for the future you have power in your presence but I also like in in that quote. I take the way that you have assigned value to the experiences that you have been through as either having been negative or positive as having been for you or not as a reflection of how hopeful you can be today and so every one of us every listener has been through things. You have these central experiences in your life. That have informed what you believe you are capable of because of life having happened to you and you have to decide. Is there a way to reframe the way that the things that happened to me have uniquely equipped me to now achieve literally anything that I put my mind to or will you stay connected to a story that you have believed for whatever length of time that these things having happened are limits to why you could never have access to that life? Mom It is not an easy thing but it is a thing that you can do moving essential experience that you have negative connotations for into what I call a circumstantial experience. Something that happened to have happened Right you've been through something terrible. You didn't deserve that thing. Having happened that thing having happened has informed how hopeful you are or how much belief you have in yourself today and changing the way either you assign negative instead of negative positive value to that experience or just deciding that experience is not going to define what you are capable of what limits you have in your life. It's a choice you have to make and it starts. It really truly starts with reframing the way that the stories that we're told if you were told a story that in some way limits what's possible for you who told you the story. Do they still today have credibility? Is there a way for you question? If the thing they taught you then has application or not and if it doesn't if their voices become irrelevant because it was a story they were telling twenty years ago that you've just stayed stuck to stop believing that story Start believing a new story. That's informed by new voices of authority. Most importantly the voice in your head and in many ways it's can also come from having to take the experiences of your past and find a way to see the things that happened the negative things that happened as having prepared you having given you and unique set of skills and life experiences that position you as the only candidates at chase the dreams of your heart. That's awesome. I love how you talk about bad experiences and want to take a little bit deeper and you mentioned some of this. Summer can just be neutral experiences. You believe that I'm just come from an average background and its average family. Nobody's giving life living lows lows but knowing that anything exceptional and that's just the story of family you know and I think a lot of people associate what others have achieved in their immediate circle to what they're able to achieve until somebody braves decisive break that cycle now that I'm Mina thought that train of thought you know come tranged thoughts because it takes you somewhere and and oftentimes I mean just just hadn't conversation with so many people have had these these really broken low points in their life but then there's other people who like live average life pretty good life grab middle class in college for your degree and here. I am making eighty grand a year and where it's always been for you know people. I know people grew up in this neighborhood. People who live in this town you know people come from our lineage. Our family line and all this so as necessarily have to be something that that is you know completely drastically on the negative side right some really tragic event although those can cause certainly calls the the you know the the really challenging limiting limiting beliefs to get past but attend just be mediocrity which I think is the killer of dreams. Yeah I'm into the biggest thing for mediocrity to me this idea that like this is just my lot in life. This is just how my family of origin or this is just what my crew should expect out of life and it doesn't pass some threshold of exceptional. You need to find a new circle of human beings to introduce yourself to that have achieved more believe more that think differently about the possibilities of their lives so that the influence that they might bring to your perspective will change if you are the smartest person in your circle. You need a new circle. If you're the most ambitious person you circle you need a new circle and like Yep. It's easy to say it's hard sometimes to find human examples of New People in circles but there is more access to virtual mentorship in the universe. Today because of what exists in books podcasts and conferences than ever before So put yourself in a room of like minded people who are interested in finding answers to the next level of their life and if it requires frankly not spending as much time with people who are going to stay connected to a mediocre version of their story you may just have to because mediocre people will do everything they can like crabs in a bucket back down into that pot not allowing. They don't want you to do and this is probably very similar to where you are with your wife. At one point you seen her growing. You're like this. Delta is getting uncomfortable for me and I'M NOT GONNA put in the word I'm a sabotage this I'm GonNa mock vis I roll this. 'cause I was intimidated by an insecure about this possibility of outgrowing me. If you're in a circle of people who see your want for more and they don't share your desire rather than being supportive of you emerging. They will pull you back to not have to face the reality of they're not wanting to do the work final thought before we close out talk about where people can actually pick up a copy of the book so you had mentioned new voices of authority right and what are the voices that you're listening to. And what are the stories that you're paying attention to? How important is faith and all this for you personally for your belief for those who are listening as far as where. You're doing that story with capable. It's possible where you're finding your true identity. I mean we're doing none of this without our faith. None of this without a god who's created in us a calling that we are chasing the decision to leave the job. The guaranteed page. Shak the status. Whatever as much as for many people. It's like it it must have been an impossible thing. Insure it was difficult. The call to go do this. Work came from our Creator. And so this want now to in having created a company that exists to put tools in other people's hands so they might find the belief in their fight. Find the way to unlock the potential. The gifts that are afforded to us by this creator is the thing that will be the legacy of my life and it's just now starting and so doing this work has been the most exhilarating and the hardest thing that I've ever taken on the last two years figuring out how to work with my wife and scaling the company as fast as a scaled and showing up as well as we possibly can for this audience has been amazing and really hard and the only thing truly that can calm the craziness of what we are pursuing has been my connection to my faith my being committed to a spiritual practice devotional and prayer every single day every day every single day because I have to start my day grounding it in something that will create context for every other thing that will inevitably happen throughout the day and got ends up being that fries. Amazing is for me as well and we tried to point people in that direction so much. There's one major voice that you should be listening to. And when you tap into that voice drowns out all the other ones that you're not supposed to be listening to when I look into God's word and see what God says about me. I get a very clear picture with my end. Is I'm more than conquer. I'm a child of God. I can do all things through Christ you know. These are the things that reminded promises to us. And then when I hear somebody say something like I can't do that. Hold on as you might say but I got a much more credible sources telling me differently here right and it gives us that context to put checks and balances on things that are said to us by our human peers which sometimes good advice but a lot of times. You things aren't alignment. And if and if it's not an alignment with the ultimate voice that you should be listening to then. You need to meet that voice. I got this tattoo when I I was starting. This journey ship is a ship is safe in harbor but that's not what ships are built for and inasmuch as the ocean song suggested like. Draw me out into the deeper waters. Where my faith is is pulling me into this space of of choppiness because of that being where growth exists because of that being what I was built for and by the way I have to look at this on the days doubt it to remind myself. Oh yeah you know what these things I prayed for? This is actually what I'm being challenged to do. There's no mistake of me being in this circumstance. There's no mistake in the things that feel hard right now being here for me because of having hope for wish for prayed for them and as I am now this boat out on this water I'm placed there for the benefits of what a higher power who knows far more than I do about. What will come from them that they are here for me even on the days when I got understand it even the days I feel overwhelmed by it so many times when I shared. You know we look back. I would have never chosen certain paths that God took me down and if it weren't for those pass I wouldn't be where I am today right so it's just one of those things where we have to know and trust that. God has our back that God as our best interest in mind and sometimes we're going to go down these the winding roads that we wouldn't necessarily ventured on ourselves but when you look back and say man if if it didn't happen just like it happened it wouldn't have turned out just like it turned out. I got stuck in this valley the last two years. I mean it was hard. It was hard on our marriage was hard. Identity challenged my faith and I am so grateful so grateful for having had this opportunity to go from where I was to a place. I wasn't of to come out victorious on the other side it was divine getting in my own way and the opportunity now to talk with people about how they can stay out of their own is going to be again a big part of the legacy of the rest of my life so tell us close. Tell people where they follow you or they can tap into more. What you're doing. And obviously where they can get copied above right on you can follow me on instagram or facebook at Dave Hollis at Mr Dave Hollis on Instagram Dave Hollis on facebook. We have a site for the company. Hollis CO DOT COM. Where our live event sir? Coaching the journals and products. Anything that we have available to help you stay out of your own way exists on the site and the book get out of your own way is available on March tenth wherever you buy books so Had to Amazon target or anywhere in between and thank you for the support man. I The like of anything I've done professionally over my career. This book is singularly. The thing I'm proudest for and believe is going to have the most impact so I'm GonNa say that impact the most amount of people all these nineteen lives that you address smoking. We only time to maybe over four of them here are just things that may very likely because you to get in your own way and prevent you from what this is all about living the life that you were born lived I so value out of this as always we ask that you do one thing or a couple of things. Take a screen shot at Mr Holiday. Joel Maryland Ceram share. That you story will likely repose that we appreciate your listening and sharing. If you're whatever podcast platform you're listening on the little share icon. You can text this episodes of people you can email it to people you can put it on. Social Media. We're very grateful for support. The ice wraps up another very insightful. Conversation Dave thank you for your time today. Appreciate you being here. 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Handling The Emotions Of Uncertainty (With Guest Rachel Hollis)

The Ken Coleman Show

46:27 min | 7 months ago

Handling The Emotions Of Uncertainty (With Guest Rachel Hollis)

"Setting the pace on the pursuit of happiness. These these the Ken Coleman show where you discover what you were born to do and how to make it happen now. Helping you get unstuck to your dream. Job Ken Coleman coming to you. Live from Ramsey studios in Nashville. New are joining a conversation about who you are what you were created to do where you WanNa do it and how you can get there. I'm Ken I'm your friend. Eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven. Hey the corona virus and the uncertainty surrounding. It has not changed the fact that you were created to fill unique role. You were needed. You must do it and some of you are more needed than ever before. All right. The Sky is not falling. This is absolutely difficult time lot of stuff influx but the economy will recover. We will get back to it and it's going to be an unbelievable moment in history so you've got to prepare now even if you've been laid off or you feel you're going to be laid off. This is going to be temporary. Do what you gotta do. Were here to help your phone. Call Away I promise. You clarity is what's needed. When you feel fear in doubt so let me help. Fight your fear and your doubt. Let's do it together. Eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven coming up later in the program. I don't have a lot of guests on the program But I wanted you to hear from somebody WHO's a small business owner who is a dynamic force. Rachel Hollis Number One bestselling author to great books. Girl Wash your face. Girl Stop apologized. She runs a small business in Texas. She's going through this as an individual as a leader as a thought leader. So she's going to join us at the halfway mark of the show. Twelve thirty four. If you live the rest of you it'll be in our third segment so all that coming your way. Eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven. We start in Boston Massachusetts. Where crystals on the Line Crystal? You're on the Ken Coleman show. Hi Ken thank you so much for taking my call today. Happy to can help So my husband works for a small firm Aaron town and he gets paid weekly his firm did not pay anybody in the business on Friday. And I'm looking for some guidance for what to do about that. What did they communicate about that? They didn't communicate anything. Nothing they said. The only thing that we heard was that That there was a communication between the bank and their payroll processor and that they would be paid Monday. Monday has come and gone. Hasn't gotten paid. It's midday today hasn't gotten paid and the company has a history of having some financial struggles. So we're not sure if this is what they're telling employees to maintain the peace or if they're in significant trouble. Well I think it's probably both. I think they're both could. That's the thing I think they're they're trying. They're just not being honest an either. They're hoping that something comes through and they can explain it away So they're biding time. The the question becomes. How does it affect you all financially? Were Okay You know we have a healthy emergency fund and You know I I work outside the home and currently on maternity leave but under percents paid while I'm on leave Well here's that's fine but it's it's concern we well this week whether that's for three months no and I don't think you should look because there's things going on. There's the current nonsense that's happening in interesting. Times ARE TOUGH. But you've got to communicate if you got to let people off you gotta you gotTa you gotTa let go but you got to communicate and you got to be clear to folks. They deserve that So but the bigger problem is that this has been an issue before the there. There's evidence is you said of them not being financially stable right absolutely so it's not a good longterm play anyway. I think what I'm doing if I'm your husband is and again I understand this. This is going to be a little bit different than normal times. But I think he's looking for something else and I think he's. He's betting on the future on himself so he's looking at other things. Let's hope they come through with the pay or whatever In this thing you know takes care of itself temporarily but it would be great. You know if he's looking and he's actively looking and I just doing anything right now like we talked about this on the show. Monday talked about it on the Youtube show. There are a lot of companies that are hiring right now and we even posted on instagram. And I think right now you guys are not in an emergency situation. However it'd be nice not to touch that emergency fund wouldn't it? It would be great and you know and I think for us. What we're we're pretty business savvy ourselves and we're we really wanted to communicate with the firm. We want to keep the business open and I think for us. It's what do we say to to the owner of the firm. How do we approach him? They look just say. Hey I need I need some communication. Because if there's nothing communicated to me I have to assume that things are are. It's the worst case scenario and I've gotta make some decisions so I'm good with whatever I need you to tell me what's going on because we're moving forward. Do you understand what I'm saying? Yes I do. And you've got the leverage they look if you need to lay me off lay me off. Just tell me you know yeah I don't I don't want to be in limbo. Don't have to be in limbo. I'm not going to be in limbo. So why don't we go ahead and just get rid of limbo? I think that's exactly what I'd say. I would take all the pressure off you know and that person giving you the clearing answer but even then I'd still start looking for something else you know. I would tell you exactly what I would do if I were in your situation. Besides what we just said. I'm sitting down you and your hubs today and you're going okay. Here's where we stand. This is what our mercy fund is. What my income is right. Now we don't have to touch that Here two or three things I could probably do. But if people aren't high right now because of the crow virus in in my area of expertise in the field where I wanna be than than who's hiring just needs a warm body right now if it's delivering pizzas. I'm going to go do that because because the point is is I'm GonNa go where somebody needs. My abilities and I can do anything right now. There are a lot of companies that are hiring. And that's what I'm trying to do. And that's a temporary play as well right just to keep some more in keeping income coming in and you all get on that budget and just tighten up right now and then things are going to cycle out pretty soon but he needs to move on anyway. This is not a long term play. This company is not healthy. So this is the this is the kick out of the nest that you need it. I know you don't want it but I think it's what you need so proud of. You guys got this. Let me just say crystal I want you to tell folks how does it feel to know? You got a backup plan and a time of crisis. It's a relief. It's the anxiety around everything else is going on. You know it. It's a huge relief for us and I think we we would. We would be panic buying like everybody else. We would be concerned so We definitely have that peace of mind. It's not a forever plan but it is a plan to whether the storm and and that's the whole point a love your home with baby. That's fun yeah your guidance. I mean I've been. I've been listening for a long time but thanks to your guidance I not only was able to transition out of my role But I was able to transition to something better when I go back and I liked the twin from my career as well awesome crystal. Thank you for sharing that positively crystals why we do show folks that is so so good Let me comment lot of stuff coming at you today. A lot of news you cannot get hung up on. Everybody on a social media is opinion. There's GONNA be some middle ground on this thing. Governors the president medical professionals. It's going to be some middle ground. That things are GONNA get better. I promise sooner than you think this is the Ken Coleman show. Hey folks we are all created to fill unique role that means that you are needed and it means that you must do it. I know that trying to land that dream job is not easy because I've been there. It's intimidating it's scary. There's a Lotta doubt but I can tell you it was worth it because there's nothing like the joy that comes from doing work that you know you're put on this earth to do so if you're ready to get there too. I want you to go to Ken. Coleman Dot com there. You'RE GONNA find three free resources all designed to give you confidence and make your job search very effective the get hired guys include the resume guide the interview Guide and the interview follow up guide. The resume guides can help you. Fix Your resume flip. It looked like nobody else's resume. And that's GonNa help you get noticed and land the interview. The interview guide walks you through the five strategies that help you stand out in the process and finally the interview followed. Guide gives you a time line exactly what to do to follow up to continue to stand out post interview you can get all three guides free at Ken. Coleman Dot com go to Kim Komen Dot Com and get hired. Welcome back America. This is the Ken Coleman show continuing to come. You live from Nashville in Ramsey solutions headquarters. The place is empty except for the studio and the Control Room. Joe and Madison are still practicing social distancing key point here they were practising social dissing before the crow virus Madison feels as though she Has modeled the idea long before. There was a virus. Joe's in his fifties by the way Joe's birthdays tomorrow. You don't want me to tell anybody. Oh it's too late and they practice social disability so they've got six feet between the minimum and they don't talk to each other during the show and we know they don't talk after the show so they're doing great and So we're having a big time. Eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven. Hey we're going to stop talking about your purpose because it doesn't go away. Okay I mean like you know this is going to get going at some point. We're going to get this thing going again folks economy and you better be ready. It occurs to me. There are millions of people who hate their job and right now. They're sitting at home going okay. I need my job. Maybe now's the time to to to get prepared to leave it. That'd be a good thing. So let's get after we eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven. Oh Big news. The proximity principle is now available the audio book for only two dollars a dollar ninety nine actually a dollar ninety nine as part of the big big initiative. The Ramsey solutions is putting out there so incredible free in really cheap resources all at Daveramsey dot com slash hope Daveramsey dot com slash. Hope DAVE IS COMING UP AT ABOUT FORTY MINUTES. Forty five minutes or so. He's got a huge announcement. I'm very excited about antsy. Don't WanNa miss the Dave Ramsey show wherever you listen But the audio book is a part of a special offering of all these things. Dave is offering his total money makeover for the same price dollar ninety nine and my book the proximity principle the audio book a Dollar Ninety Nine. Daveramsey DOT com slash. Hope so go get all right. Brennan from Fairview Tennessee. Not far from here joins US Brennan. You're on the Ken Coleman show. Hey Ken thanks for taking my call. Sure how can I help all right so I guess background? I am married with two kids and one more on the way working insurance will have to to move on to something. I actually enjoy and nine out of ten. That's in healthcare Looking at maybe I guess if you could make wave your magic one that would be some sort of physician or nurse practitioner but I guess it feels kind of unattainable as far as time and money. That goes into that. Training occur so I'm just wondering am I crazy for wanting to start that path and will no not at all the way to start at. The answer is no and small no in small. No you're not crazy and in a small step because you're overwhelmed right now. That's why you me and asked the first question in my crazy. There's so much fear. And Doubt Swirl around in your head right now it's almost like I eat a call to see if he thinks I'm crazy and the answer is no so it's else small step so let's look at the stages the seven stages to meaningful word. Get clear your clear you know what you WANNA do. You know why you want. So states to qualify. That's the part where you're like. Oh my gosh. It's an incredibly hard is going to be really expensive. And it's going to take a long time but let's just have some fun with this. How long do you think is GonNa take you based on what you know about the cost of getting qualified and your Financial Situation Ballpark? Let's not we're not locking this in an stone. What do you think's GonNa take? How many years to go at it part time? Because that's what you're going to have to do. I can hear it so it's GonNa be some type of part-time ramp it up. We're going to cash flow or way through it or it's GonNa take a long time to save up or longer time then then I get in I get going. I keep going. So what do you think is the ballpark length of time? Before your qualified and ready to get heart say best case scenario probably four to five years worst case ten to twelve years okay. I don't think ten to twelve as read. I don't even think that's worse case. I think that's way too long. I think you're I think you're overdoing that. But let's take the four to five and let's land in the middle. Let's say six or seven. If you can let your mind right now go six seven years from now and you did it the right way. You didn't endanger your family. You weren't homeless. You weren't starving and you get there even though it's longer than you would like it to be six years seven years and you get into that position whether it's the whatever the whatever that role is you've you identified several and you're there is that going to be worth it. I think so I do too. I know it is I. Listen man who is a nine year journey to Ramsey solutions and three more years of just couldn't put my dues in so I it's really worth it. It's always worth it because you're doing something you love and you and you did it in. The journey itself is is. What's so beautiful so I just think that it's a small step so the first small step is coming. Up WITH IN MY mind. This is your first step coming up with multiple options on how you would get qualified. So we're talking about the education piece right not the experience with the education and so let's get all the options all the online options that are out there look at You know Can you do X. amount of hours? How do you blend that with your actual work in your life and everything else and you've got to come up with okay? Here's what I think I can do. Logistically and financially I think those two things and once you kind of come up with this is what I can do to get started. Your mind is all about that. Not How long is it? GonNa take me and how much it's GONNA cost. It's you've already done. All that and circumstances may change where you speed that up or maybe a slowdown but what you focus on is getting started in that first step in the second step the first step is the planning and coming up with option one two and three your best three options or your best. Ab whatever and then it start and then just keep stepping out. There's only one way to do it. And that's to do it incrementally intake your time and not get all hung up on it and you're GonNa make progress before you know what you're going to be there? But that's the only way to get there without being intimidated and getting into a massive mountain of debt. So Brennan you're not crazy. It's what you're supposed to do so go do it. Eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven coming up next segment. New York Times bestselling author. Rachel Hollis. She's a force of nature does so much encourage women and men but she's going to be joining me on the program. We're GONNA talk. You can have a conversation about the uncertainty in some great great tips for you in this time of uncertainty stuff. That's coming right from her playbook but first Jordan in Cincinnati Ohio joins US Jordan. You're on the Ken Coleman show. Hey I'll be going living the dream Jordan. What's up not too much so you know I mean the situation right now where I feel like I should be grateful that I still have a job right and yet I'm in a job that I really don't like The other she within is. I don't want to become a job hopper and you know have multiple jobs on my resume. I've been here about two to three months. And before the virus hit three or four other jobs lined up they all on hiring freezes now right so you know I I think already know. Some of the you know answers to my question. Coming from my grandfather he'd say suck it up. You have a job. Here's what's your question for me. Yeah I'm just stuck in a place where everyday it's miserable I get. Is it ridiculous to step away from this job and do another job? That might not have anything to do with my long term goal or anything. Here's deal I just don't think it's wise. Let's let's call it that because this hiring freeze that you face it's GonNa ease. It's going to ease. I don't know if it's two months three months four months five months but it's going to ease. I think you've got to change your perspective. I think you I think you sit tight. I don't like I don't like the idea of you. Job Hopping right now. Certainly in these uncertain times I think you change your whole attitude. Your attitude needs to be you know what I'm going to go in and give everything I got and I'm grateful for this current job even though I'm miserable in certain aspects of it. There's gotta be something there. That's not full of misery. I do think your grandfather's right. I say hold right now. The hiring freeze will ease when it does jump right back out there and keep stepping forward hanging there. No need to jump. This is the Ken. Coleman show shining light in the sea of negativity. This is the Ken Coleman show. Welcome back America to have you with us. Eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven so I'm very excited to for some of you introduce you for those of you. Who have not been under a rock. You know who Rachel Hollis's two times. She has written and sold a runaway Bestseller New York Times bestselling books girl wash your face a cultural phenomenon and then on the heels of that girl stop apologizing. She is a entrepreneur. She and her husband. Dave run Hollis Co out of Austin Texas the number one job market in the country before the virus. Hit number. Two is Nashville She's a friend. She is a force of nature and she's in the middle of this deal right now with a company of I believe sixty people and textured other day. I said you know what I want to have you on the program Because I want people to hear from you in times of uncertainty. I want I want you to hear from different voices and I'm blessed be able to to bring you different voices so she joins me. In Austin Rachel welcomed the Ken Coleman Show. Oh well how you doing brother? I'm living the dream. Still you know you know. It's a little different but you know I've been telling folks just because this. Massive uncertainty hit us an unprecedented time in history. One thing at least at one thing doesn't change and that's that we were all created to do something on our purpose hasn't evaporated and and I know you feel that so give us a snapshot real quick what you're facing as the as the founder. Ceo of Hollis Co and you've got your team is dispersed the separations happening and you're still running a company still helping people. What's it look like for you? Well about two and a half weeks ago. We saw the direction that things were going and made the decision to go virtual which we have never done before and honestly you know was was scary. I posted a video online. I was I was crying out of fear but I truly and we're near similar to the ramp company in that we love coming to work. We have the best team that there is a huge part of the joy in my life is getting to see these people every day and so I was just sad that that was that was going to look a little different But we immediately hit the ground running and figured out what it looked like to have a team in on a computer. And we've been doing a Lotta zoom calls until like a lot of your listeners. And doing a lot of things virtually to make sure that we can keep that touch point but I think you know for anybody who's listening. Who's an entrepreneur small medium sized businesses? And right now you don't have time to hesitate their time to sort of cry or or feel upset. You've got to be strong and you've got to have courage in you've gotta make decisions to make sure that you can take care of these people who are your responsibility. So that's the world but I find myself in right now so I want to ask you this. You're in the very same businesses Ramsey solutions if we were still down it's in the business of Cope and giving people hope that they can be and do what they were created to do. And I'm interested to know how you the person you know here. You are author. You have these giant international events A podcast it's you know massive audience and you've got all this uncertainty as as the individual yet as the leader of the company and then the face of the brand What have you done to keep being positive right now? And keep injecting hope into your audience so one of our core company values. Is We choose joy? We believe that. That's a decision that you can make. And so we're making the company or making as individuals and when I find myself having moments of uncertainty for sure cried about this. I'm definitely felt stress. I literally force makeup straps. Snap out of it and that looks like practically like okay. I'M GONNA pray. It looks like I'm GonNa put on some music and I'm GonNa Dance. I'm a runner runner to Ken. Like I'm GonNa go go out on the roads and run the sunshine. 'cause the roads will close right now so just actually taking steps to keep in the mindset that. I'm striving for because not only do we have this team at work but I have four babies here at home or on me to be strong Mama and so it looks like every single day sometimes by the minute Staying in the positive mindset that. I'm hoping I was I was watching. I don't know if you've been watching John. Mcenroe's been doing this series. Every day with he's gone live and he's teaching super fantastic is listeners. Haven't checked it out. But he said this thing on On Saturday or Sunday on his life but I have not up thinking about which is crisis reveals what was already enough crisis reveals. What is already NS? An and I keep thinking about this idea of the leadership was already there the current he was already there. The bravery already there for people who are listening for You know whether you're a doctor hospital or your you know a checkout person at the local grocery store which right now is hero of mine Already in you and the crisis gives us an opportunity. Yes bad things happen in a crisis but also the best and most beautiful parts of humanity bloom and flourish in times of hardship and so I'm just clinging to this belief that Goodness will come out of this situation northbound bit like pollyanna. But what is the alternative? The alternative is drowning inside of fear or being paralyzed by not knowing what to do so. Instead I'm in a fine the blessing in this season and I'm gonNA clean to that every single day and and rest on the fact that we're all gonna come out of this a better version than we went in because the the beauty and slowing down is that we find parts of ourselves. I think we've lost in the flurry of China to accomplish so much. She is. Rachel Hollis the bestselling author of girl. Wash your face girl. Stop apologizing the CEO the head and the heart behind. Hollis co Rachel I think there's so many people who are going and things were just fantastic. I've had launched my thing right. I had I had just gotten this Gig and I just decided to do this and I was going to go be that and then all of a sudden Bam the whole world just Kinda got stopped and I didn't have anything to do with it and that's a very bewildering kind of confusing moment for people and yet this is a temporary thing. What would you say to the folks who They got their dreams pressed paused for them right. Now it's not done. It's not over but there's a pause. What would you say to them? Well the first I think is that you have to honor those feelings. You have to honor those feelings. My my husband just came out with his first book last week and you so excited to go on his first tour and here's a grown man forty five years old and he would not mind me telling you that he cried like a baby. Who was so disappointed that he didn't get to have this opportunity but I think it's exactly what he said Ken. It's a pause. It's not forever. It's a moment in time and you. I cried out like allow yourself to feel disappointed. Because that's real and you've kind of shoving feelings down won't serve you. But then the flip side of this and this is really important to me. This is about identity. There's something about our accomplishments or job title that so many of us wrap our identity and Sido and this is really showing you. How Much Weight? We've given to those things who you are is not your job title. It's not the project. It's not the GIG. It's not the opportunity who are are those core values of deeply held beliefs. That will remain true. No matter what else is stripped away and I hope that this season give us an opportunity to get back to what really truly matters. And what are those core elements that make too? We are because that's not something that any job any company in the economy any pandemic can take away. That is our God given essence. That is who we really are and if he clean to that then we know the truth so good so true. What are you excited about? Because we've got about a minute and I wanNA give you a moment to project true. Positively not pollyanna positively by the way. You weren't being that. I think that was what we needed to hear. But now you've had to pause so we have forty five seconds. What are you looking forward to in this thing is done? I you know the the black plague brought around Renaissance Usually in times of hardship. I know your history buff like I am in times of hardship and history. The most beautiful art the most incredible businesses are born out of those places and so I I promise it is true if you go back and look at it time and time and time again good things will arise from this oil Things will grow up and things go block them and that is just true that it's factual so what does it look like for listeners. To be strong and to keep showing up and to fight to thrive in this season not just survived so that when we come into this beautiful new world we have the opportunity to grow. She's the best. She's Rachel House. Follow her this is the Ken Coleman show. Welcome back America. This is the Ken. Coleman show where men and women are coming to get clarity to get clear on what they do best what they love to do most what results matter most. Oh there's the sweet spot then they want to get qualified they WANNA get connected. They want to get started. They WANNA get promoted. They WANNA get the dream job. Why because we all long to give ourselves away work with meaning you were created to fill unique role that means you are needed and you must do it by the way. The Corona virus crisis does not change any of that hanging. There is a short term deal. It will have some long term effects. I get it but we will get out of it. You will return to work. You will step in your sweet spot. You will live a life of tremendous purpose. None of that changes. I promise. Eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven is the number eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven. Let's go to Danny. Who joins us in Jackson Minnesota Danny on the Ken Coleman Show Hello? I'm doing a follow up. Call Issue I talked to you probably in the middle of Obituary And I I'm a probation officer Minnesota and I was trying to figure out if I needed to maybe look for a different job. And so after I smoke with you I started to just kind of keep my eyes open And I found a new employment opportunity but I'm just trying to determine sta. Negative consequences outweigh the positive consequences of the list. I love a list. So let's do the negative. I what are the negatives it would be Longer Commute How much like a hundred? Well one hundred and twenty seven miles the whole the whole way so i. It's in the opposite direction. Over my kids. Go to daycare so I have to bring them to daycare and then back Almanac over two hundred twenty seven miles. Let's be realistic traffic wise. How long's that GonNa take each day? I I live. We live in the boonies. It will it will. It won't take long. It'll take it'll be quick Yeah we live right by the interstate. Well how much longer is it going to put on your commute than what you're doing now? I'm thinking like an hour at least so it's GonNa add an hour at least that's a bigger deal than I think you think it is but okay let's keep going so that's one of the negatives what else It's it's a grant position so this is a new position that this organization has applied for a grant and it's It's four three to five years and as long as the program is successful I mean I I. I can't imagine that they would not get the grant again. So I mean it's just uncertain What is what is the position. Is it similar to what you're doing? Nells probation officer or a sort of Basically it's to build Children's advocacy center down here where we live there and the closest ones like an hour and a away so good So it would you would have a lot of re like that would wanna come to it So that's what it is. It's it's the build that from the ground up so like you feel confident manager can make it successful. Yeah I think I could. So what are the negatives? Oh no okay so those might have been the only one so is the pay the same or more. It's more okay. So that's a positive. Let's go over to the positive side since I took you there. So higher pay much higher Starting out it's about eight thousand more than I make. What's the lateral clunk is? There are there detailed raises based on performance that. Yeah Yeah Yeah it. It seemed like they had built the grant to allow for wage increases. Okay so how much is increase over the next year or two three years? Well the grant started it said sixty to sixty five. Oko Ogre so he's not going to go much higher than the aid granted initial no. Okay all right. What are the other positives I'd be working with people that want my help. And that was one of the things that when I spoke a few that it kind of made me realize that yeah I I really should be working with people that want my health because it makes me it would make me feel a lot better. Make like my work was worthwhile for okay. Something anything else. Because I'm going to give you my take here. That's pretty much. The big the big things have you. Are you married and yes I'm married and do you have an opinion in your husband? Have an opinion right now. My husband supports it if it makes me happier. What's your heart telling you right now. Not your head your heart. I think hurts saying that. It's worth the chance. I think I think you go with your harness because I I don't see I don't see enough negative that really really concerns me I think you go for it. You could always retract providing new hope providing you positive practical vision for your future based on your purposes. The Ken Coleman show thrilled the heavy with us. Eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven hearing lots of Nice things right now from folks from the moment the crisis. The Corona virus crisis hit the world. I was just kind of out there on social saying. Hey look this is not. The end of the world is bad. But let's all my panic. Let's wait and see how things shake out and I always think that's a good response doesn't mean I don't take it seriously take a very series but nonetheless I have tried to find and have fouled lots of silver linings in the economy. And so we've been putting them out and you know great engagement and so I'm sharing this with you to encourage you. You need to be follow me on instagram and facebook search. Ken Coleman show on facebook at Ken Coleman on Instagram at can comment on twitter. If you're there and we're gonNA give you some really really good news on a daily basis. We're going to encourage you and equip you in this time of uncertainty now If you want to dive deeper. You need to subscribe to our newsletter. It's Free. It's gets to the point. It's not fifty thousand things and links and stuff for selling you it's I call it. The snickers bar for your inbox. It's GONNA satisfy you. And so you need to sign up for that and the way to do that. Ken Coleman Dot com slash subscribe. Comes OUT ON MONDAYS? And it's going to give you the goods. I promise. Eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven. Let's go to Mali. Who's up in Charleston South Carolina Molly on the Ken Coleman Show? Hey Ken hi molly or what's going on? Well I have had some up and down over the last year with a couple of jobs. I've been in marketing for about fifteen years and I lost The job I love last March then found something through using mutual in the proximity principle drew automatic doors going to a different type of marketing company in that it just didn't work out. It wasn't a good fit in that job. I was let go from February. So now I think God had a plan for me to stay home and be a home school teacher but in the meantime. I'm just trying to figure out what what is my dream job and I don't know how to figure that out and the confidence I've lost motivation. My boss has been very helpful either. Absolutely I'm glad you realize that because you've got to separate that like right now you've got homeless parent yourself the way you would your kids you know. What would you say to your kids if something didn't work out for them if they didn't get the part in the play are they didn't make the team or they didn't get off the bench during the game? What would you say him? And I think you've got to get that mindset because there are a lot of circumstances that involve I mean that are involved in your current journey and some of them you can learn from and some of them. Maybe you had some responsibility for some. You didn't and you've got to be able to separate the past from the future you gotta learn from the past but you must separate it from from the future meaning. You don't let your past define you your failures define you let them refine you and that's what you would say as a. Mama I know you would okay and so I think you've gotta follow that. I think we just walk through what I do with everybody. Who'S UNSURE? I think the answer's right there. Let's walk through the three indicators. What you do best what you love to do. Most and what results matter most? So let's think of the top three to five things you do. Well that could be a hard skill or saw skill in other words an ability. Meaning you're good at creative things writing. Whatever I'm making this up and and then you're traits so character traits personality traits. What do you do best molly if interviewed everybody? Who KNOWS MOLLY? Tell me what molly does really well. They say I take responsibility for the team. So I I managed budgets financial projects very well. Okay I that is is that detailed structure structure detail yet. I'm very detail oriented very. That's what I'm looking for. So you're very detail oriented when you said you take responsibility for the team. Does that mean you find yourself leading people or is it mean? What does it mean when you say responsible for the team so if for example a client said what you did wasn't right Or the team. What your company did wasn't right. I would immediately say you're right. You know I totally understand are here. You tell me what we could have done differently. Okay good that's good and then okay good and I find myself to be really good at talking to people. I the clients. I've found that of worked with our become better friends with when I leave. That job into people actually worked within the company like I worked really. Well I'm GonNa tell you those are two things you just described number one year good communicator. And number two. You're good connector two different things because I know some great communicators. That aren't good connectors okay. So that's really really good. Okay so what do you love to do now? This is the second column the second indicator what you love to do. Most so we're thinking of a task a responsibility of function in the workplace. That you you know. If that's on your Jimmy go That I'll excited about that. I'm looking forward to that and you lose track of time when you're engaging the sun high emotion high devotion I think no just let it let it. Let it roll. You've got enough work experience for you to tell me what what gives you juice. And and and that's what we're looking at. We don't WanNa think this at suck the life out of your gives you the juice. I think idea generation good weather. It's just talking like with you and I talking thinking of ideas that help Fix a problem. Good I love that idea. GimMe another two or three real quick. Already Ation Let's see I like writing like social media posts. I I like that type of engagement. Because I know it's been easily be tracked a licensing but trackable measurements and I really like looking at analytical reporting in the sense that if we met our goal make sense like so all right so you see the ties between what we've already said so I D- Aiding and writing and Co writing communications. So that's one of your top skills is communication so writing is a form of communication. Do you track that you see that? Yes and you really love ITA Shen And you said you were a person who owns things. That's what I wrote down. That's that's one of your siblings sea. That's a character trait and see. That's the same thing about loving. You're fine with measuring yourself. You're fine with the scoreboard. The scoreboard doesn't intimidate you. You need a scoreboard. Because you want to know where you stand where the team stands you see how you you're okay to own that so. I see a tie there. So you look. If if you're going to use what you do best to do these things. We just talked about writing aiding analyzing. Is this work. We need to come up with better ideas that all works together because you love throwing ideas against the wall but you also want to measure the ideas. We kill the bad idea the idea my right. Yeah if you're doing that all day every day. What do you think your energy level? Is that kind of stuff doing that day. I'm happy excited. Wait a second. Wait a second molly. You started this phone. Call telling me you didn't know what you wanted to do. What you WANNA do right so for forgetting title. Forget company. Forget that this is. What do we want to do during the day? What makes Molly's heart come alive during the day? I can tell you she. She needs to be. She needs to be deepened. Some details whether it's creative details or execution details. She needs to be communicating. She needs to be able to connect with people. Whether it's the customer or other team members she needs to be eighty. She needs to be having some form of writing and she loves measuring at all and so now comes to the third indicator. What results matter most? So if you were going to do that during the day. We'll be the results. Is it helping a company? Grow is in helping a mission expand. That's the last piece. So what results would you love to produce? Every day you come home you went. I did what I do best. I did what I love but I created these results as a part of producing this result. What would that be saying grow? Sales Grow Sam boom there. It is don't say another word. That was so beautiful. You sort of the phone call you. Were kind of jumping all around and Konica producing sales creating growing sales. So that's it. You need to be in a position where you're helping people grow sales there. It is that's the clarity. My Time's almost up before I go you matter. You have what it takes including you molly. Thank you all for joining us. Until next time. This is the Ken Coleman Show Press. 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Episode 118: The One at the Merchants Oasis

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Episode 118: The One at the Merchants Oasis

"Welcome. Pathfinder's the find the path podcast actual play. Of the mummies mask adventure path. Four secrets of this thing. It's all downhill from here boy. Sounds Ominous downhills easier. Right? You're over the Hump I mean downhill is supposed to be easier but not if there's like a horrible creature at the bottom. Downhill. There's a boulder after you. Indiana in this scenario, you just to Moses I I WANNA. Be Indiana. But now with the boulder you just gotTa move to the side of the school of running away from things well, I mean Indiana didn't have an option because it was tunnel Hill. That's true. Regardless. Yeah. We have finished up book three. We are in book four. Now with our heroes win less, we left our heroes Hollis was having a breakdown. Party had finished their research and the tomb of chick after having found a couple episodes before that, the architect had been stolen away by the Colt and taking someplace. So rude, you believe into the shadow of the sightless Sphinx are princess was another castle. Your money was in another pyramid. The party had then decided to to leave a goodbye to deserve she had been cryptic always. Tell Weird Story. Really Weird story about a woman and then she died and then there was a jackal later heart this whole thing apparently. Horrible evil. Pharaoh. To deal with as possible there's so many of them. And then this party about in Orlando tap and Mexico's like line ferro at a time. The crawling chaos himself the party then. Made Their Way to the Merchants Oasis met back up with some of their old friends and compatriots there. Believe rests purchase new gear. Having, reached this place that has a thriving economy and various spell casters capable of enchanting and enhancing your gear and creating magic items for the right price and it turns out that just a SEC was was rich and. So didn't care about being rich is one of those people that got paid a really good salary but ain't nothing but Roman noodles. Just because he loved Rama noodles if he ate and then checked bank account every once in a while I was like, where did this ten thousand dollars come from I? Wish I could just open up my bacon say. Thousand Dollars can't. From. Living the dream just a SEC to. Where it came from because let's be honest if ten thousand dollars showed up in my account, I'd be like Oh God what drug lord is using Benzyl Money And Will they miss this? was like they put a number in the wrong spot. That's why it ended up in my account county. But as I believe we left off with a party having whole celebration thing at the end of their their journey here. Now back at the merchants away suspect in the company of fall to and friends so. I've been thinking and I think I cracked it. Are we going back to this now? LA- mashed. You looked upon the girl and kind of pitied her right an eight, her heart. How is that an act? Pity? Well, it's an act a pity because maybe that girl was evil probably was evil. So eating the heart means that the heart couldn't be judged with the feather and the weighing and whatnot with new business and so forth and therefore saved the girl from an afterlife of eternal work or whatever it is. Therefore. It was pity but also it was selfish which is why it wasn't true pity or do you think about that? Why are we still talking about this? You're not curious. It makes Perfect Xinzhou L. Lord. Maybe there's a second a second jackal. There are knoll hidden somewhere nearby like a grassy knoll. There was no. Story I think you might be reading a little bit too much into it. Yeah. Exactly. Breaking the fourth wall I think, maybe Ted Acerra told us an allegorical story and you're trying way too hard to figure it out. nope. That's not how riddles work. You gotta figure them out and then you learn the new riddle and then you've got an inside joke forever don't know nothing about nothing studio I'm sure it's going to be of import at some point, but at the moment. I think we should focus on other things all the craziness aside. For the evening after returning back to the merchants. Oasis. Recoup. I believe the plan had been to go and speak with the elder script. Yes that elders beckoned after and caught up with everybody. Then we you're planning on and talk to them. Whole evening I think I explained everyone doing the crazy stuff that was policy over there with armor sitting on the edge of a log near the fireplace staring in rapt attention. And Masika took him and was like, no no, you don't need conspiracy theories. I. Feel like I'm right on the edge of fearing shop I'm gonNA crack a whole cash. Howard is actually trying to talk to her fellow Finns. There's no case justness. Me Back in chief look what you've done the Narmer Hollis. Intellect is its own reward. Sure. SMART. I just. WanNa rubber head. We've done is knowing when to give up and maybe take. Wisdom. Waste your wisdom. What is your wisdom, Hollis? Of course Christmas higher than my wisdom. Somehow I'm not surprised by this mistake is GonNa sit over here with twenty four and be sad. For the evening. Imagine Waking. Waking early the next morning Michigan with her husband sister and photo sharing it probably much to her parents not knowledge. She's an adult. House is back in the wagon. I'm pretty sure her birthday is coming up. In game. Yeah. So citrus birthday on the twenty third of our estes remember that. They still call birthdays and Galeria or is it more of a name day thing like game of thrones day of Yoga believe I believe it's birthday. You all awaken the next morning. Make your way through the camp for Masika the site is an uncommon. As far as seeing a gathering of the tribes and such here but it is still just impressive. When you see this many people gathered in one place, the merchants ACIS is one of the largest oasis oasis oases race but one of the largest is self of the Golden, Oasis and as such it's one of the few places that can support a gathering this large. Currently, you'd estimate that probably maybe five six thousand people here and easily five times as many camels the smell is amazing. Beyond Him Down Wendy. Beyond the camps here, the desert, the desert tribesmen and women. They're also the desert giants which are here as well as well as some of the other citizens of the desserts that you've heard of, as well as a variety of people from further afield, you can see numerous store and craftsman here. Seems to be quite interested in going to speak with the. Asking I was like did on hawked recognizable not recognize anybody really. Wise like did you hear a familiar name right now he's a company you to go and speak to the sages, but he's definitely made a note to go over there and speak to them as well as. As well, as traders from further filled there a small number of knowles here as well although many people give them someone white birth, but these are the. Entire species of slavers. There are just no merchants. Hollis makes a mental note to go talk to people about this story. Really. Really you'RE GONNA. Crack this you will be grateful south giving so much crap citrus just waiting for you to crack it because it did not make any sense to her. I'm more than happy to let the high intellect person figure it out because suit he's got the wisdom to know. What it, what it is, you got feel that mental palace, Uti Masika. Allegorical story it'll make sense when it makes sense. allegory then you can make the extrapolations. She's thinks that she can figure it out and be able to predict what what are going to face. I she figures it out maybe she'll know everything. Not How oh, my God. Maybe dishes secret didn't had to find out. Blueish. MIAMI, God. Yes exactly this for drove. My these to. You know. John Hood but wouldn't that mean we were friends with a gut. I mean I don't really see a downside to that. Worked out. Great for a lot of people like irrationally. Glaring lower any who? Do you make your way through before eventually reaching and I suppose entering into the tent of the elders billable elder music going here you say elder music and it just makes me think of like creepy music just a lot of nineteen twenties Jaaz. I mean because elder music I, guess all I was thinking like Johnny Cash But That was GONNA say. Johnny cash I went all the way to the twenties. The other twenty s the previous hundred years ago John. Denver you know. These are not old enough Tchaykovsky. Okay fine. The Four Seasons on. The. The tent flap opens you make your way into the cooler interior even this early in the morning, the heat of the day starting to pick up, and as you make your way and you find that a swab razors burning the room is filled with the. The smell of roasting almonds which seems to be the breakfast for the morning. As you enter you can see that cod is already here in the process of preparing the the breakfast. Her dark eyes look up towards all of you on her face beams on up to her feet rushing over giving Masika unnecessary, tight hug. I see that you've returned in one piece well, I mean for now and no less. GotTa keep going north. We do have a lead on location though. The second woman the Taller woman the form of a meritless shadow darkens nearby opening into one of the other smaller attached tents that serves as their bedrooms. The woman looks over all of you. So the cult is not dealt with. Well mostly. It seems like there's one group left and they've gone to the north. You ever heard of a sightless Sphinx I can tell you a story if that would help. No. Cod Shakes her head but mariss countenance darkens what business do you have in that occurs at place? Well, that's apparently where they're going. We killed this the this guy named Kabakov apparently was the one behind most of the cult's movements down in the city's. Revenge for a whole bunch of people. Yeah. We did with Free Tattoo Sara and Dan Sarah. Safe but the cultists took the body of just a sec who was an architect. And that's his site has his grave is what tennis has been guarding way out there all this time anyway. Yeah. So Mia took chest x body and a small group of cultists. Oh and they have the baby, a three era queen. To be. Baby. It's three, three, three, three, way three. So Yeah. We that and that's where they're headed the two elders nod, the young woman and the older and this this callback was was very good at enchanting people. So maybe she's with them Hollis looks over at Sudi like, Hey, remember that time we were told to like. Maybe be aware that we might have to kill this lady that a really likes. Nods. Merrill looks over Nina's mind is strong if it could resist, she could well, that's good to hear. I know this place of which you speak. said she gestures? As you do so cut retrieves the the roasting almonds and. For some out for all the rest of you and serve some dateline for everyone. Have you ever seen it in person because I have a real good trick that could cut down on travel time Masika. Flops Down Jose many places that are dangerous in this desert. Yeah. Are every bit to protest been. and. Our people know where to avoid me do not pass near. This place. Have you ever been there at all? No. We spoke before of our divvy nations searching for a missing sister I have spoken to the spirits. And I. Know something about this place. She folds her legs under settles in six generations back and the time of my mentors mentors mentor warriors came to US warriors of the Sun although not son that we worship cultists of the dawn flower they were out of place here wearing armor not suited for the desert. They had received a vision of a great evil slumbering within the deserts to the north they asked for our eight and pursuing it. They marched into the desert and Never Returned Aragon after Latham Tab you the aid them or they went or youth sent help with them and nobody returned the elders at the time knew of the sightless. Sphinx. We only generally know where it is they directed them to their destination. They believed that they were cultists creatures. Living and dead. Within it serving foul power. Nar Laugh Oh tap caught cocks her head in curiosity but mirror glances. Toward you do not speak that name in this desert. I do not know if it was the crawling chaos, but it does not bode well to mention its name less you draw its attention. Oh, we have enough problems. Let's not throw it to Incheon a slight cold breeze creeps up your ex. Post I thank God is so hot. That, you're the smart one of the parties that means. Fires. She's not that hot like a clammy hand caressing the small of your back. Well, that's gross. So. I do not know much more pertaining towards these people or what they were seeking the elders at the time believed that though these Sarah, nights these strangers died, they were victorious. Today Sarah Story have something about that about how like the flames came and destroyed everything and now there was a light and the darkness I wanted to tell the story and you told me Na Gel now is. So now it's relevant. Hollis has just a look of absolute like I am so done. Holly why don't you? Know Known Armor Narmer tell the story nor is going to tell the story. Wrong. You know this rat. NARMER suddenly looks up. Bowl of almonds and he's just been watching back and forth between everyone like. Like the equivalent of eating. With his Almond Bowl. Ashaari join the show. Our should actually eating our she scooping them towards my mouse in pretending sometimes I like to be off. In the chicken. Lecture. An Almond Caen Sugar. I mean all Chevy eats anything. So let her determine if she wants an almond, she daintily takes one service owned a story. You're telling the story. Okay. Why are we having armor till the? Is Very annoying. So many concerns about. A woman in her heart was eaten by a Jackal and Jerry spit up another Ashley. Gers Scorpion, he might have been. Get her eyes are glazed over armor. maybe you should stick with the omens for the moment astronomer nutritional values actually Russia rather high. Always so mean to narmer she pets him gently ahead. He's a think more important. Jewish dissenting from my ashes. Okay. Hollis. She like shakes you since you went vacant. I. Think it's might be best. If you recount the story long ago there was a girl who came from nowhere and was adopted by family. She met an evil guy I remember the description specifically but the dark man yeah. The dock man that's right and then she died a jackal with three is I think mash to came and found her and took pity that was not pity because lemass you can't feel pity slash this jackal couldn't feel. Pity. So she ate the girl's heart. Then she gave birth to assist one of which was like lioness top lady and one of which was a Scorpion Top lady and they fought a bunch and then they ended up in this location I think I like with the pillars of the sun was involved, and then the sun came down colleagues the threat at this point because it's been like a whole week since I had to know what the story. I and. And she was there forever. I don't really know how it ends. I don't know how did that theory? Jackal gave birth to the mother of Scorpions and the faceless Sphinx and the Scorpion drew drove the Sphinx out. Into the blood cliffs where she plotted Hurry Lynch. I just want to say that heather is giving me so much crap right now but I take note the time line I remembered that. Weeks ago. Give you. On the regulation, the first part. Job. In. The first part I'd I'd give you plus two circumstance bonuses decent while she handing her revenge, the she gathered followers but then the sun came, which probably is the serene riots and destroyed her statue and her cultist, and now there's a light in the dark this but the faceless. Sphinx Lady is still waiting to get revenge against her Scorpion sister. Also didn't we make a knowledge check to realize that these were like Some Demon Lords or something they're actually demon transit. And what does that have to do with our current situation see? I don't know but Teddy Sir told us a story and now when we asked you your lap face with the swings. Yes. Few Times actually I mean. Yeah. Of course also she certainly said that where we were going, this would be a story that helped us understand what we were to face. That's why it's relevant and now you now you said that the Cultists of surrendering came through here and then went north to this faceless. Came back which kind of implies that they're the ones mentioned in the story I mean I don't think we're literally going to go fight a demon Prince Oh. Not I just think it's Dangerous things at this site lists Sphinx place to be honest fighting a demon prince wouldn't be the weirdest thing to expect I suppose. Yeah. Yeah would. Come we are oh, sweet. Some randy facing. There's been a lot of weird things in the last year or last what six months So. Is there any way you could give US general directions to the location of the cyclists speaks we only know that his further north of here. Nothing more Derek. Moore glances over towards caught caught nuts. We only know that it's beyond the headwaters of the. River which can be found north then west of here. So it's further north past that. If you're going out into the desert and you're looking for any ancient monument, I would look for tat a whole pride of them lives out in the desert north of here. Why does that sound familiar moth tat aren't the Little Sphinx sentence people that walk around on two legs or like yeah. Yeah. Bottoms in human torsos but with wings. Yeah So cute. Are they little therapy medium-size? Okay. They came back in Taffeta when we found the lion prince on the roof. Okay. Okay. I think you made a knowledge, check them but anyone that wishes to it up since then can make me annuls local. So wish. Oh how about lower sphinx unfortunately, they are not society. Through twenty-one one. Our older, not one, four twelve. Sugar Roles in eight four, a twenty one. Sugar. Starts clicking before Citra as suppose states the general information. Like wait to understand me. No, I just knew it. The very long story. Short of the MOFFAT is that they are a generally mysterious race of creatures native to the desert and believed to be somehow related to sphinxes although they are not seeing themselves to like cobalt dragons. they're commonly believed to be an offshoot of SPHINXES ORLA MIA depending on who you ask although muffed pets are renowned for the hatred of Libya and we'll kill any that they come across. muffed bird habitat is abandoned ruins as they seem to be spiritually drawn to such desolate places. They prefer to dwell in primarily mountains or desert. They notably live in small prides usually of ten or fewer members, and they claim a set of ruins as their own intend to protect these ruins from any that come along or disturb them. They prefer ruins with a religious history to them. Although, they don't necessarily tend to venerate the Deity in question of the place although they mostly follow their own ancient forgotten God. If it helps, they are as a they're basically as morally versus humans. So. They might actually help us for what you understand. They tend to come into conflict with venturers mostly because of tend to try to plumb the ruins that they are protecting. Their Gills are respectful of the ruins and the places that they protect they can sometimes. Guides they are known to sometimes engage in sphinx-like behaviors which includes cryptic speech or riddles. Great more of that. He didn't think were done with that yet. We're. You know I shouldn't, but it would have been nice if they were not sphinx-like in that way. Other than that. There's just Love for spaces is just going down. Jordan doesn't like sphinxes because Jordan smart enough riddles out other than that much like the desert giants. They usually practice from a very young age with the uses scimitar particularly two weapon fighting with the weapons. They also known to possess a runic tattoos, the GRANTHAM medical powers. Let's get tattoos from them off tests. Mexico has plenty has tattoos not everybody wouldn't show up on suit because he's all her these are kidding people maybe they have a special Katie Tattoo maybe amasis. Magical. Die Just like always stays there. I. They just they they mixed. There like the bleach that they use for the hair with onion soup timelessness. I have an idea for a hairdresser. It's pretty cool. If you're like a really high end hairdresser like an awesome alchemists, there's like four like, what are you do? Oh, I make like hair dye last forever but cut nuts I don't know exactly where it is located but we would see in trade with them at times. If you can find them, they could probably be of great service to they might help follow find that black fame thing to Mira glances into the fire seems almost throw her mind back for a bit as if she searching for something when our ancestors isn't the Sarah nights out to the desert. They mentioned a abandoned temple to the goddess those built during the interrogate him. It still stands on the desert west from here. Somewhat. North may have left clues there to they're going. Yeah. Ella. Mentally Wants Sudi dead. nope. That's a different different place. Is Suty Dead Sarah Night Temple Oh? Soren Ray Dot Just. Wanted to say so bad but it's not so. Segment once again, one of those s names. So many s names in this adventure path it looks overall of you. It sounds like you'll have a great deal of traveling to do. Indeed. If you've dealt with the Colt, the new may be approaching the head of the serpent he should be careful. With much Try to be that all the time you should prepare yourself. Any advice if you are in need of any enchanting or anything like that I could probably help with it outside of that. No not really any advice very pointed sticks shopping montage. As as all of us take like the piles of gold that Sudi got the night before and take off all of our stuff. Say Make It better. A little pop up appears in front of all of you and just says, you know after this point, you won't be able to go back to you. Part of any open world game. That's like by the way after this, you're totally bone. Make. Sure take. You can't go back but sometimes it's just ends it's like and now I can keep adventuring. Although I mean Hollis more takes this giant sack of gold and returns with like a small notebook of magical paper. K.. Hey, it's not as impressive what you're going to be doing with your with your downtime. Yeah. You step out of the tent. The blinding light of day transition Sir Scape. been looms guesses the transition. So quickly years Kelsen made it. All right. Well, I need to buy some supplies to make some new armor I mean, I think we're all going to have plenty to do. Did you see those bags of gold toward I? We should spend as much as we can to equip ourselves photo. Whatever burgling into UNHOOK turns looks over all of you inclined to said I've done what I can't help you so far but I believe our paths diverge here. There should be some doors around here. Maybe they can help you hopefully they look like my people they may know whether or not any of my my family, my descendants still survive. And if not much to catch up on. If, you ever need anything. I'm not sure how you'll find us. If you ever find this again, we are more than well willing to help. I can't go back to food so it can't go there. But not know find the sending spell or something, and you can contact us. And thank you for all your help and. Good. Luck. Nuts reaches down to his wrists clasps a bracelet from one arm extensive out towards Hollis. Hall stakes it it's only a small token i. hope that it will bring you luck in the time to come I shall. Forever maybe it'll be able to make myself perhaps meet with these friends of yours and their explosive. Firearms Hey if I lived through whatever it is, we're about to get ourselves into maybe I'll come scorched down myself. It seems like you have a challenging road ahead of you Rosa Road path extends beyond. Then I'll be of no further help to you I wish you peace and the road ahead. Yes. Well, good luck. May you walk in the shadow of Nukus may guide US safely through the Lens of the dead? Today and many days ahead north be your day untucked. When death comes may you embrace it these steps back? Bows at the waist turns and makes his way. All the bracelet is a simple copper bracelet. Perfectly. Honest. He Word Abrasive. You probably wear it as like kind of an armlet because your arms are better than his thick. Fight it up and it over your your BICEP. Yeah it's a simple thing covered with a few cover with a simple prayer to a new US cool I sure hope he finds his family default Oh. Say what happened to that other girl? I mean. We didn't even ask and we could ask and ask for him. He'll be fine dwarves remember that history for a long long time I. Hope. So all right. Well, I suppose we should get shopping. I need to make some new armor. This breastplates not working with the things that we're doing. So it might take me a little while to get something up to snuff before we go out. So don't worry if you guys need some time to I mean how long are you talking about? Do we have the time? I don't know two three weeks. Masika shrugs. If you need the time I, don't know if we're going to have an option do anything else. We can find them off. TAT's maybe we can make shortcut happened on the journey maybe but I guess we'll take the time to rest and recuperate and spend a princely sum of gold like Jingles, giants, sack of gold you probably shouldn't make it obvious that you have that much gold we may not be in a city, but that doesn't mean that are thieves. Studios paranoid the entire time you're in. And now he's like out here with these trustworthy people. is now confident enough to be like if anybody tries to steal from me, I will into them. Sending. Them and bring them to the proper authorities for. The death at this point most these people suit he could win and into the death. So shopping montage. Yeah shopping. So yeah I suppose over the next. You guys told me this off air. You're spending eighteen days ecksteen so. And then once we're on the road, Mexico will need another twenty days to put the last of the magical encampments on her armor. So quick going around here, you can take all the material that you found so far had out sell everything I mentioned sitter probably gives you a hand with going through all that since. Masika apparently goes to yield magic supply shop and buys open a whole bunch of stuff to then pour over a set of armor nonstop for the next three weeks. This. Project, and then as she spends the rest of our time with her family I mean she'd stop by and see the party. To but. You spend eight hours a day crafting so. You're kind of job. Yeah. It's like it's like a day job an actual job. CD You can go round spend some time buying selling stuff. There are a small number of capital clear seem travellers, merchants, and such. Some of them mentioned coming from an oasis further to the north although there are a little cagey about giving details particularly to an outsider, but you do get a chance to Tashaun. Well I mean it was more if they're from the children of then maybe they would recognize an IRA. Maybe. Not that it hasn't been like you know a million years since they were all wiped out eighteen. Yep, exactly. My Age Years Citra imagine you spend some time with Volta. Management quite a bit of time with Volta. Himself so doing research talking to people generally gathering information he seems ear to get on the way but doesn't plan on setting out until you guys do although it doesn't sound like you are all heading in the same direction. So, it may feasibly be that his caravans heading north in your caravan or jerks heading out deeper into the desert I thought we were heading north to your both heading into the northern expanse. The desert disease seems to be heading in the direction of the pillars of the sun whereas if you're going to pursue this temple or whatever direction you're planning on taking you're GONNA have to head out into the open. Desert. So, bouncing back and forth out here. But yeah you get to spend you know fun filled days chatting up with him and you know evenings with him you teaching him local customs and dance and him teaching you ballroom dance, which is what he knows. It's part of his pathfinder to a to training proper wall course you always start with the forks in spins and stuff from the outside and work your way in. When sent to tell door remember these. This time gives a lot of time for us to pursue her own research into her into these scrolls that she's been kind of. Doing her best to read between stops in goes and working on and all the rest that over the course of this, a pretty much the entirety of your time out in the desert so far because you got that from the other way since the first time you spoke to caught there and had your conversation with Suzy's grandfather, and of course, this is also when all of you guys are buying and selling gear, I'm not gonNA go into detail in all of your care. But Hey, everybody just give a shout out of a cool mets got him that you've got. Slow, go on Bain scarab. There you go. Now you can do more than one point of damage. Wreath of Blades Scroll. I just bought scrolls mostly. So a whole bunch of new schools hall Hollis, probably the second spill boat to go with her I. I already bought a second one in Texas I have to spell books. Okay. That's right. You got one of those cool spell books that does like. the the one that's really hard to damage. Yeah Yeah. Of course, it of the vish Konya, it lets me fit through tight spaces as affected by the squeeze spell for ten rounds per day. When the magic active gets me a plus five on my escapers checks face it's quite slimming. UPDATED, but I did get a glove of storing. Nice I I was like those thing weapon thing is. Soaring I think already does that. Kind of helps with that. The the problem with the weapon cords is the penalty that you take the moment you drop the weapon like if you're trying to use it. To all of you make yourself comfortable eventually awesome arrives having. Taking. Care of his following compatriots rejoining his drive comes finds all of us sits around the fire. It's that fun thing. You know cold desert nights here next to the river all of you sitting around a fire. In the blue and silver of the desert night as the wind whistles pass trading stories with one another Hollis boring over scrolls. Masika squirrelled away somewhere sprinkling powder and dust i. don't know what you do eight hours a day other than chant nonstop over this thing. As just walk around in circles and blessed with radiation. I'm assuming the crafting processes for you. Yes, Uti. Finding these New People at here. New People to train you know fighting styles and so on and so forth I haven't engineering goes sparring with the desert giants because like him being big and sparring with them would be an interesting like experience Qasim they are giving you like all sorts of all sorts of tips about how to use your superior size to your advantage that you wouldn't get from talking to anyone you know your own size. and. How often do you get to find friendly giants like that's super cool yeah. Out here, having a good time with them, the days blend together. Day After Day passes in Sudi continue training with the giants continuing. kind of your research here to talk with some of your old people from time to time. I. Mean They were capful because small number of them Taffy also, but actually getting talked to Capitol Coop live out here in the desert it's going to say we didn't exactly get time to socialize while we were intended to be fair. Getting a chance to connect a little bit with that side, they do grow quiet end vase of to the point that you probably stop bringing up anytime that anything about black feign or temple of segment as mentioned. fair enough outsider. Although. You do sometimes almost feel more than here. This sense that they're talking whenever you walk away like these hushed whispers behind your back whenever you walk off and they always stop talking when I approach. Rude The secret you're basically just buried in your tent matching things up. She has her evenings free and some afternoon I. Mean if she wakes up and starts around seven, she's free by like three in the afternoon. Imagine you stop for lunch. Four in the afternoon then. Yeah. So you're working a nine to five. and. You spend your time studying the scroll researching the scroll and if our math is correct. Then three days before the narrative continues you have done enough research to attempt. Learn the. Scroll. You will need to make a intelligence role. It is a twenty one. Okay. Here we. passed. My intelligence and. Postal routes. I mean I am I was just wondering if there was some other awesome seeing. A D. also you're discouraged once he reached that point, you can make the check to learn it again every six days. Out Okay okay. Because it's not like Oh, I have to start all over again. It's like once you do the initial research, it's then six days every time to if you fell to keep researching it. Okay I have a seven. So what do I have to roll to get? Fourteen. So I. Very. Nervous Narmer Boise with. Radiation? I'm helping. It doesn't help all. Six. Thirteen Okay. So, time to study with, could she not like help me? Plus two best, let's be Real I. mean she she would maybe been able to give you a plus to. Have adjusted this and she still has to I. Don't know lead her entire tribe with one of the three elders. So she doesn't really have a lot of time to spend helping you. But you can attempt to roll again. And six days, which is which means nine days after we start the night but I suppose probably later that evening all of you probably seeing halls looking a little dejected around the fireplace and Hollis is just sobbing into her hat. Sweepstakes wasted. Are you? Are you sure because there's a lot of. snot tying going on. Learn misspell. Full two steps forward impulse kerchief out of his vest pocket and offers over I mean this country the first time you've learn to spell. Right but he talked about hat well Ken to try in. Sixty. Uncomfortable dealing with crying girls is not his strong suit. Didn't you didn't you live at dimple full of women. But they were happy. Always. Full photo sets down not not like touching. You just sits down next to you. US, you are the most brilliant woman I have ever met and that's counting CITRA. High. Hollis doesn't say anything but she's like, yeah, I'm. Not. Dumb. How. Smarter you fourteen intelligence Hollis's chicken is smarter than you. Used to be okay. Is loves you but HOLLIS IS LIKE I? Mean you saying that's not the first time I've ever heard anybody telling you that this is just a minor setback for you. When you fall off the horse you have to get right back up on the horse. It's camel hitter by the way on the camel horses their horses points over at. Their horses here to Arabian Valuations Oh. This right. Oh I'm stupid city would be smart enough not to say that. amounts. Making. DUMBER. Will. I believe you persevere and you keep trying and you'll get this right you have. Literally, hundreds of years Oh. Yeah. It's not gonNA matter and hundreds of years 'cause you all be dead and whatever is about to happen it's going to happen but then you have the scroll that from what I understand would let you speak to us. that. He's alone again. That oh hayes half sugar. So True. I'll still be clunking around when the rest of you are dust. They don't understand me. They don't. Like hearing Bach and then you randomly started laughing. I'm laughing like a crazy person. I'm hearing a chicken speech readings fair anybody who didn't realize you were a wizard would definitely think you were a little unhinged. If the Clinton you have a chicken, makes you laugh. Here hold on the she liked digs in her bag and she hand citrus scroll of Freedom of movement. I, don't know if my Siqueira Masika Sarah she also has this. Year because she's still a little miffed at Faldo like backhanded and salting her while she was trying to make you feel better. Do something wrong. Kind of looks curiously over towards. I think the implication is that you call the rest of us. Dumb. I didn't take a thin. Sir We're all dumb in comparison. Yes, we are. Soon that I'm the stupidest man in the room. You're not wrong. Says nothing about that. He's a lovely man, but he is not smart. He's wise in a different kind of anyway these scrolls of the reason that event you can cast them. I mean Masika in Castano problem because she should actually have access to that with her lack. ooh Magic but We're GONNA have to lack full the scroll, but I think you can do that just in case we need to real slippery and something tries to grab us an edith's again because that seems to be a recurrent thing. Yeah I. Don't really want to get ground up by another mechanical Ghulam. So I'm going to hold onto some couple of scrolls you each have one and that way between all of us. We'll get all slippery enough. We'll cast poor Sudi here needed. Appreciate I want to be just covered as well threat now. That would make me feel better I. AM happy that you bought one of those and she points Golden Scarab Yeah I think that's going to be essential 'cause. Let's be real. We thought that a lot of goal Ghulam's like I love Them I don't know how come they added like outside the most Syrian but a lot of them can cover you and I don't particularly if it'll make you feel excellent Hollis cast countless is on CD because it makes her laugh. So do you just looks very uncomfortable? Taylor. I've on the tail. Real good. Time. Disturbing Hollis's I can't cast this. That's not all your. Literally bought a scroll that nobody can cast natively. Say you back to the imagine you handed it to her and she and Narmer conferred for a second narrows like Nope can't give you that one. Opens score and like. Yeah I'm familiar. If I understand how familiar Schwartz I should be able to eat this. And then give you the power. Let No. I rented a book somewhere I what book the core rulebook. Doesn't make you a witch. There are some kind of they're kind of like they study but also they have some intrinsic magic. Do that sort of thing eat the spells eat the scrolls? alchemist cleric Druid in questioner arranger. or I hold onto it then or have the flowing shove domain or liberation ELECTA. or be. Trained in use magic device. NOPE DEMOLISHES TRA-. Now. A magic device so I will take Citra will have one just in case and I will have the others and we will still use them as needed I like that probably gives the instructions if I get grabbed sicher used that scroll otherwise don't use this she should be sterilized do like that. She is a Hollis Hall is kind of looked at it held up said. He flashes radiation at it and the less scrawled in glows know. Houses like what are you again and? Sort of cleric or something. Cheche be Michelle Show UV light. Detects Devi Magic. I mean. Busy like shines off to the corner and you see this bright glowing. Scorpion. Skater Pass. If nothing else I did learn myself a spell called parchment swath, and if I tear up a scroll to cast it instead of just regular parchment, it gets apply the effect of the scroll. So maybe I'll just sick of swollen on you and then you'll be free to to move about the cabin as it were magic you. So weird magic is so great. Let's talk about magic. Let's get you some more magic honey jeff cabins here. Mostly women. But okay you log cabins up north I mean a lot of books. So I suppose you finish your weird conversation for the evening city has a bunch is always feels better when she gets distracted talking about magic. So, what happened asked me? Espionage still part of the Irvine Okay Cool. She's more used to being back in civilization. So she's kind of traveling null them in the meantime but apparently she's a rather decent cook and rather good with camels. So she's just kind of picked up a role as a group. kind of keeping. Himself in the third person I didn't think you're at it. I thought that was heather because. Has Time. To go investigate with all of her crafting. Shenanigans Sir. I mean she might have asked off screen and then fall toe and been like, yes you still hanging out. Okay. Cool. Moving on. As. All of you finish up begin to make your way back towards your beer tents imagined Masika accompanying everyone before getting ready to split off on her own at event time to arrange your. You tents for those of you not sleeping in the wagon which I think is just Khawla sleeping in the wagon everyone. Else's thing intense right now. Yep. House loves the wagon. She's crazy story is too cheap to buy a tent collars has a seventh double majors magnificent mansion. She's GonNa Scribe when she can cast it. Suits. She'll sleep here studio set up next to the the wagon. Citrus staying in the tent with Falsetto and mystic is going back to her husband's ten. As you approach, the camels tied off towards decided forms kind of a semicircle as you make your way closer with a large rock set here in the center and a palm providing some shade to it although it's evening right now. So there's no real shea just the darker shadows cast onto the palm a solitary figure sits under this as you begin to approach closer. Once you make your way close enough. You can recognize the thin form of God seemingly just playing with a small Scorpion which skidders back and forth across her palm. Okay that's dangerous. But alright she looks up curiously as all of you. Approach. Camp the Scorpion by its tail, gently lifting it up before setting it down in the sand as it begins to make its way. Off into the desert good evening. Evening God tower you wonderful Masika raises an eyebrow. Let's up just came to follow up on something. What specifically simply to check in before all of you made your way off. What's I think we'll be soon. Hopefully, I'm going to be tied up for a little bit literally or figuratively. Just gives you a spile shakes her head figuratively not that there's anything wrong with the alternative if that's what you like. I like. What's going on? What's your embarking on will be very dangerous. You know this? Yes I, think made peace with that that this point my nations are fake uncertaintly I. Think you're passing beyond the range of anything that I could define it's too far out but there will be danger the little I can ask tain that there will be danger from the least likely of directions and that there may be safety in the least likely of allies that's ominous and thinks like in delivery. Mostly just vague. She just kind of shrugs kicking off of the stone and landing on the sand not much I can do for that. You had a question for me Hollis the only question I had for you if you'd be willing to perform that. Ritual again, I won't eat all my strength soon. So once. And just what us for, whom should I perform it? She looks between the four of you. This is the ritual you've been trying to learn. Powerful what? Summoning of spirit. It is something someday. I. Hope to teach Masika. It's one of the many complex rituals of the elders but I saw your need was great embassy Sika possesses. So. That would already eight much in this direction. Thanks to certain someone. Reaches, down and PATS ARMORED THE HEAD Kit. Invaluable member of Dish Party. You are. Masika up and gives him a hug complain you're crushing me but I don't breeze. We can engage in the ritual. In fact, I may need some assistance I'm ready to assist. I forgot what the CIA. For that and cannot would I be any good at them? I. Don't remember. I. Don't think any good at them So a person has sue either have knowledge religion notes the planes or can attempt table check I think I was using my religion, my religion only five. Religion. I can use diplomacy at a fourteen. That's pretty good. What's your religion Masika? Eleven. I guess wrong diplomacy. Or can you add more people increase your bonuses I dunno or is this a three person only kind of ritual it's up to nine people actually. So we can all contribute or not contribute as the case may be in my case. So it all if you like to accompany me sure, I certainly will I mean that done this before. So I'm definitely open to doing it again. I don't know if I could be help. You can use by. Faltas smiles has got to have some diplomacy. Very. Diplomatic. Thank. Goes. Maybe. Motions, I've come with US kind of motion. He doesn't know how to explain what's about to happen. It's going to be tricky and weird, but he doesn't really. Should go grab. Cal. Ruin his ask. How many people can we throw at this? You might be knowledgeable in these areas. Yes. It depends on who we want to know the secrets that were about to learn and then I being room. No to Calderoni says because he probably still answers to a certain out. Yep. Yep. I thought she was your friend now. Friend in a friend sort of way. In a you're not allowed in her city anymore the way it's true. none of us lasker her she's like a Spitfire, but she also probably wouldn't hesitate to crush us. Yes. We didn't leave on the best of terms when we left. We didn't meet on the best of terms either that's through. Anyway I say, say we're good this. This is a good amount of people rat the should be enough. It will be fun. She justice for all of you to follow like actual fund or. Oh and she has a real good has this tone of voice. It's more terrifying. Dare here sound in the middle of the night and you can't tell where it came from, and then you lay awake in bed and imagine all the things that could be kind of that sort of fun. It S that's not fun that's been my life for the last five months like being scared sometimes. Strokes is fine but it's been often I mean they didn't need to stay awake all the time because not around and I were on watch for most of the night every night. and was on for like two hours every night while I was asleep. That's true. I'm always watching that's creepy and now he's even better at it. Thanks to magic magic dessel ever problem. Causes Quite the few to arenas open tugs on Masika. Sleeve. She. Down here she leans down sham timeshare scratch at the edge tench what actually bank. Burst out laughing? Want to know there's a really good knock knock joke. I doubt that Sh- anyway let's. Laugh. You make your way into the tent. Make yourselves comfortable. There's a sixty minute ramp up to this casting. Takes a little while. Like what what is it the thx thing where it's like. Like sixty minutes of that my gosh. No that'd be tear. Didn't say it was GONNA be fun. So that sounds like. Fun. Well. She said that in a way that was not fun you settle it she lights browsers of incense the ritual takes place just as Sudi and Holocene it before but this time there's more of you she sits between the two incense. Links hands with the rest of you Sudi than Hollis next to Hollis Masika next to Masika CETERA. Next to citra photo as the five of you rate in a circle six view counting d'armor seven of you with. Sitting in Hollis's lap clicking watching curiously. Take notes. Mark the room seems to. Feel with this. Hey, somehow this instance almost gives off more smoke than it does sent just sending these small billowing clouds waiting around all of you you settling she focuses mechanically. What you may do if you wish to be secondary caster. I think all of us? Yes. Any of you that wish to attempt it may attempt A. Diplomacy check an ultra religion check or notes the planes check. This is against the very high dc not to eat another attempt to succeed on the casting yourself. Okay. So not going to be doing that. You may however over also just choose to remain a secondary caster and grant a plus one bonus. What's the DC checks of primary caster? What is your? What would you roll religion? What is your religion modifier eleven? It would be mechanically impossible for you to succeed. Okay. Wow. What about with a modifier for planes of a twenty you'd have listened a fifty percent chance but. It's within the realm of possibility. I'll be giving that pass plus one. Yeah. So I mean I can't I WANNA role as a secondary caster that way she is the primary and then there's a secondary in case she rolls badly or whatever can the familiar how technically? Yeah. Circle. Sugar settles in next to Hollis showing up towards her. Narmer. Before we begin this, this is a little ridiculous. But I mean Magic's slack that sometimes you know you're Masika take my wing, you can't understand me she. I take it and then take Dahmer's flipper in the other hand does aid of show happy to be a part of the Shit your take my hand. Very glad he is not in this weird chain of familiar master familiar master. Your bites her lip to not laugh, but she takes his flipper. We should've went next to sugar wake. Ones A flipper wants a wing they just. I don't know if it's GONNA help but I'm gonNA open my chest play too. Set, a little strobe light you settle in after about an hour's past. All of you almost have this this floating sensation, the tent, the floor in the tent is gone. You just see a little chicken ahead poking up out of the midst next to Hollis. As this smoke has just suffused. Did you feel like you're floating on this cloud? There's something there's something in this instance that makes you feel. Lighter also buoyant you can feel that you're sitting on the floor on this hard packed sand you can fill yourself surrounded by, but there's is odds sensation like you have when you're floating in water that you can feel the hard surface beneath but you can also fill this buoyancy lifting you up from around your chest. Almost to the point that it makes you feel like you just. Shift your weight in them float up to your feet police. If you wish to go and make me a notes, the planes. I I wrote a wrote a seventeen for thirty seven. Hey, bad. About at all, it's over fifty percent. So maybe we'll see. So hollis first off you do succeed. So does Kat excellent do you wish to allow the spirit to enter her? Do you dispute to enter into you bear mind? You cannot ask questions if the spirits in you. Yeah. It's GonNa be her. because. Stares Ford. You hear beginning to to mumble to whisper merit Hataf, merit had half merit had half merit had have merit Hataf Merit had she takes a sharp intake of breath the room shifts and suddenly becomes cold to the point that each exhibition breath. Causes a small cloud to appear before you her hand grips tight. Onto Hollis's hellish judging by photos kind of start you can tell that his hand is probably Just as hard on the opposite side from you her eyes than open but are vacant. It is only temporary friend merit what happened that day forty and forty seven, oh seven, the that Sarah went missing and you went missing as well. The temple, it was late Sarah that came to the wearing a golden mask speaking of the glory of The Sky Fair and the Colt would bring about his imminent return. I saw my opportunity I ceased Sarah that was something new something more now now, something else something less and something more than she us she my friend was different shit drive and ambition. God's what power. This is what I had waited for yearned for bled for I needed a little convincing to go. Do, you know where Sarah that might be. Now what's the plan? I guess that's the question right? What's the plan? What is their? That's plan an interesting question when she is Sarah. She is afraid and confused she wishes knowledge and when she is the thing that is not Sarah that what does have plan the forgotten Faira seeks only one thing to be made whole and live. Again, why do they want the body of SEC? Just a second knows how find the tomb of the Sky Ferreira Win last you were alive. Did the Forgotten Pharaoh. Sarah that have. A. Desert Travel, ELDA named named Nima. No not anymore. Masika starts to say something, but then quickly closes her mouth because of the ritual. Technically anyone can ask the question but. What do you mean? Not Anymore they had her months but she broke her bonds. All right I think I have four more questions. Is there anything else that? Yeah four story relevant that I'm not thinking about asking where is The Sarah do we don't were show? Yeah. where would the forgotten Pharaoh or Sarah that have taken? Just a SEC sightless thinks deep in the desert why take the architect to the settlers spinks so that the Pharaoh may speak with him. What's special about the location of the sightless thinks there's a long pause from the spirit in the grand scheme of things nothing. I sense motive the spirit. Of You what Did that what I'll try it to. Okay. Own, eleven for a twenty one. Nine Thousand Nine, hundred, twenty, six, five, which gets me thirteen. Or fifteen for twenty nine she's evading probably all you can tell that that was an odd response. Sudi Citra, you can both kind of tell that you're not entirely positive why the spirit is being face it, but is it did answer the question the question being what's special about the sightless thinks of which technically in the grand scheme of things nothing maybe we ask her why it's important to the Sky Farrow I was going to save my last question to be selfish but I. I will ask discussions said. Let's up to you. Oh Merit You know that I meant what makes that location the location that the Silas finks special or important to the forgotten Pharaoh surrogate new of silence swings and had wished to explore it herself. The Sky Faira seems to possess much of the memories and knowledge that Sarah does there's a long pause. This is conjecture of course what is within Sarah Thet? The Forgotten Farrow is not whole. It is fractured. It is pieces of a mural. Missing large segments segments it takes from Sarah to fill. You have made a fundamental mistake by front. What's that? They are not to people. There's The Sky Pharaoh, they were Sarah Threat and together, there is the forgotten fair puzzles can be undone. Blood one S- mixed into water cannot be created now that attitude. Hollis the hair grows slightly warmer as the ritual ends I want you to succeed Attitu-. Recipes, philly friend. Coughs. Chilly. If I'm eating that, right the implication was that there is no difference between that and the forgotten feral, right? No the differences that Sarah that has been mashed into the sky or to create a forgotten Pharaoh. Which means essentially it's lack taken a. Million piece puzzle set do in the puzzle glue in it together, and then trying to take it back apart to separate them not. necessarily. Impossible. But not at all easy talking about artifact level magic though that's not going to be easy. Sugar looks nervously up towards call us. It's like you've taken an egg and baked it into a cake. You can't get the egg back. Yeah. Well, you can surely try. With a powerful enough magic, you turn the cake into an egg. But it's not the. Time can't understand that remind can't understand me. You can turn the time back and then you know essentially lack. UNDO IT I. Don't know we'll figure it out. There's Magic's that men do not know yet or wants new and a half forgotten as the same fifty shorter. That's how we got this problem to begin with. No well, because everyone is exhausted. Also all came in, he lived temporary. What Happens. welcomed. That's what happened to me last time. I was. something. If you. Succeed. Worship. I think for all missing the point that the forgotten Phero is at the faceless finks Yup. site. That wanted to go there. That's so why did she want to go there Sara? Lee was archaeologist she wanted to find things. I never been found before learn secrets that weren't known, and if you think about that, if you want to find a place to set up shop where nobody around here is going Pogo, it's a pretty good place when there's literal stories of not going to the place because there's something wrong with it, but it does sound like a got free something must have happened because she would have come back could be lost. It's unlikely that she'd be lost. She's So has magic comparable exceeding mine and I could easily if used numerous specify way back here. There are very few reasons I can think of that Nemo would still be out there. Stop It. Either she's trying to protect the tribe by trying to stop it or she's trying to protect others. It's still a good thing that she was able to break our bonds means we have a chance of finding her. Cheap, nuts. It makes away over squeezes Masika hands, you'll bring her back. Want you. Of course good enough for me. Okay she stands up stretches her arms overhead. Let's big. Yawn. I'm going to bed to come on armor. I'm immune to fatigue. Hall good for you. Level too. Should just had an Armadillo one in there now. If Masika bills me a buddy. Buddy can learn magic and we just do ritual anytime we wanted. Our economy. Okay, discuss your show. Tired I'm not GonNa read you. God. Even Sudi sleepy they're soft crying from Hollis's. Wagon for a little bit and then she sleeps. GonNa Choose to let it slide this. She's closed the wagon door, and if you try to come and talk to her, she would like go away I'm sleepy. The only reason city is going in there is if this mass decides, it wants to tell him a story about wagon Dorsey means the flap because again, this organ wagons organ trail wagons basically. You all rest up for the evening with more food for thought their. Awaken the following morning. anyone that wishes to May. So yeah, everyone needs to make a fortitude save DC twenty. Wow this is for native levels plus two bonus for living monolith for that YEP. It's negative levels. Sweet Twelve for an eighteen. I roll twelve for twenty-five sugar rules in nineteen for a twenty two. Teen for twenty-five in Arbor. TORP is immune errorless sixteen for twenty four. Look A. Is the only one. Hollis fines Masika in the morning and look Super Hung over and a slack helped me. To that isn't that restoration. Masika cast restoration, which is also the one that has the goal piece costs I think it's. One hundred, one of those two, I have I have some gold. So it depends I need to know the cost. Okay. If it's permanent is thousand if it's temporary, it's one hundred. Also keep in mind that this is temporary so you can still do two more roles before we start to see if you can roll high enough to overcome this as felling, it doesn't make it permanent. It's still temporary. Oh, well. Okay. I can roll again to it. Oh. Okay. I will a fifteen for a twenty, one air she goes. I'm sleepy for another day and then I shake it off I. Guess. So the next three days pass you two days. To leaving on the sixth so that happened on the third, you gather your. Prepare yourselves. Brand new armor weapons so on and so forth we're going in style and Hollis cast Phantom Sherry it aren't traveling with a Caravan Thought. We were going different direction I. Suppose well, the following morning all of you meet up gathered together outside of the tents pack of your gear after having spent almost three weeks here loaded up into your wagon. Attached. The camels Hala still suppose revitalize deemed back through again. Sudi getting the camels already giving fist-bump to Pending Michigan, gone the head as she makes her way over. Bright Shiny new armor fall takes a set your off to the side. I believe you're heading west and we're heading north. You know you didn't have to wait for us. I know but I'd like to see you out there and I figure this way we're both out at the. Time. And we can use. Masika carrier pigeon we need to talk to each other or anything like that. Is it just the foul toes mission to like make my characters grumpy with him? Well. You Be careful out there, and if you get into trouble trying to get word to me somehow and stay safe and they hope you find your answers. and. If push comes to shove we found a appreciate that has a a cine scroll around. So I can have calorie use that and reach out to all of you and then if we find anything particular notre interest I note there might be something that suit going to be interested out there. So so well, he bows deeply at the waist takes your hand kisses the back of it she smirks 'cause it's still a weird custom to her. You'll be safe. You to. Once you where you're going once I found where I'm going. We can let one of the no sounds like a plan. I'm not good at goodbyes so. She. Gives him a hug kisses his cheek and then wanders off. And Hall here like telling you all the cool stuff that her phantom chariot can do and why it's awesome. It air walk and Blah Blah whatever Masika? Sharon narmer would be off to the side. You're. GonNa say anything or are you just GonNa, look grumpy. She pokes at him. I am always safe asked armor. Always. One hundred percent of the time. Chevy percent of the time since motivated. That's Pretty. Shang crack I wasn't shave. Shoe there is the OH. Yeah. There's the giant. Jews are broadly, but then we got him back there and you're supposed to be helping. Helping. Okay. Just. Not You. Don't take any unnecessary risks. Okay what what's qualified as unnecessary Ariss that does not get Houston closer to rescuing our elder. All right. I will take that under advisement. Don't me how much longer are you going to be here? Builders will decide won't believe. They haven't said anything yet. No. Well I'll keep contact with magic. And unless you'd rather I not check in use your magic as you think is best fit if you need the magic to fight or he'll don't concern yourself over my thoughts, she pouts a little and then arms up like a kid who wants to be picked up. Thanks you up. I never get shrug around. It'd be lifted up in the air and just showing run around with me order has. BEEN GO ASS suty you're already can't put. Can through the Shame shooting. His blocks oversight Mueller Schutte Hannush, three low walsh out here. But we're not alone walsh together but you know what I mean. Heck. Ehrlich a pack but you know. Seeing? Worshiper shingle. Girlfriend thought to have a girlfriend back in what he wrote her instantly my girlfriend and. My girlfriend who lives in town. Hey, she's real. Brooklyn. We haven't seen her since book too but you know just. Amish. Sudi probably found somebody going to not and likes found a way to get a message to her but let's be real. There's not exactly the pony express out here in the middle of nowhere we have all sorts of Magic Oh Yeah. Magic I. -Ly Hannush understands me where you shout here. To practically. Immortal being. Lebanon best lives. Shink think every Shinxiaku workout. Great. I think this is all going to be wonderful. Get there and we're GonNa win this not going to be a problem which. I would give. Optimism about that what could go wrong? Oh don't say that did. So you gene sit go find some would on it right now Shaka Masika is busy. Power. Changed People. Like Lesko Hug your husband turns back whites. I have which now she'll give scroll I'm going to eat it. And our absorb sporadic power I. Fun gives her husband a kiss right. So yeah I I probably need all the luck. I can get see you soon. Narmer you're not a witch she yells as she starts to approach the rest of the party. After ten minutes my cool Cherry, it appears. It. Takes a cast I'm not aware yet. So all this goes on and you're just like you're just so cool guys, and then you start casting and we just immediately don't see anything happen within six seconds and assume this go. On doing magic there's like glimpse and stuff I. Guess they're all horses and chariot or appearing out of thin air guy she she kind of really cool. Just keep way. Takes ten minutes. So why do you think your which? Jinx powers. Sense. When I showed me I'm just waiting just waiting for my familiar to power and give it to. Your familiar if you're my familiar, it's hard rock. Open his chest cavity and pulls out a Scorpion I mean, keep. Story, and he'll be like. Him. Something people do really it. Let him go immediately what is he? Bags. Uh. ICEBOX. I rolled it to sixteen on nature the Scorpions e books. Turns back. Over. To. Chanting intoning on the plus side, maybe he'll stop it amy rocks. If he has a pit Scorpion on the plus I think show that eat scorpions I am an. Anything but that's not Scorpion. It's a scope and it's just. Begins eat insects, spiders, other Scorpions, and lizards. They also eat small mammals such as mice. They can concisely out food. So a couple of days a chest cavity probably okay. He's GonNa say Scorpions Living Desert. Don't eat a lot verma mindless. They're not like having a puppy or chicken or whatnot. That's true. Tell. That as as. I would but. He's already so sad I mean he only knows lack second level spells. Good thing he's perfect because I get why well I guess he's Pretty I. Don't know. I was just like wait he's not a sorcerer he's. But after ten minutes chanting intoning a Magical Cherries speaking during chanting in Antoni spell casting is throwing shade at other castle. You need. The vibe of chariot owner I didn't realize you were in an anime and this is like building up power. I suppose the the party gathered themselves together Hollis leaps. Atop chariot. driver. Already got away in a drive to me but taken this faster also I designated you the driver. So you gotTA drive it. It won't draft for nobody else what about my camels and their supplies it's got black pockets and stuff. I imagine just the. Chariot imagining like a Roman Sherri six people. It's not like a little tiny area. But where do I'll does all of our stuff live I mean nobody bought a portable hole so you know can we? Get into the bank just as looking at me like why are you ruining my fun I spend money on the scribe six people sitting in the phantom chariot if it's a tiny cherry. it's a it's a former center. Fifth Butte, stand. Yeah. This about the House set field I'm never casting spells on you again, she sits down. I mean as long as it's not the prying eyes and I'm fine with that I cast spells on Youtube. Placements. Ally for hey. Lack hase turn. Suppose. Sudi hops up grabs the reins of the chariot Holliston Hof sits down on the back of the Cherry with her feet dangling over the back folds her arms. Chicken tries to. Consoler. So I'm still taking my camels, but I'm going to cast nature's path on them much less some treat the sand trailer road so they'll be able to keep up with the chariot. Works. On honor and victory. I can't. Up to one creature per Castro level. So that you could still take honor and victory with you. Yeah. So If we wanted extra camels for so pack purposes and things like that. Mean but you want to deal with the hassle if we can just okay here. Here's the real question. How long do we think we're going to be in the desert? We don't know by we have no idea how far away this thing says we're going to temple, and then we're going north and early everyone just says it's north. Great well okay. Then I mean we can bring the Campbell's because that way if I die I'll have something to ride on. That's a fair point not planning for your death, but it is a contingency. If it helps, you have an idea that the the temple of serum rate is approximately sixty miles north and west across the open desert and with with all the bus and stuff how fast travel believe as for on a road. Normal. Twenty four miles per day. Okay. So it'd be like three days out there and then who knows how many days north so we're taking the camels for casting fastness on them. We're taking a cherry. Yes. Okay. Are we taking all four camels or taking they're taking all the camels? Just in case I die or we get real hungry and you die when he'd eat something sweet camel Oh. I've got thirty five days of trail rations I. Don't know I'm just saying we'll be okay. I. Don't eat a lot. You don't eat a lot I. Hope you like Rice also. Behind taken the camels loading up I suppose. Are you writing Honor Victory Rachel? Mine was. Inherited the other one they're both yourself. Sad Man. Oh, well, if that's the case, then I probably victories probably mine. So you load up honor with all of your Russians all the rest that could stuff you set off you. You have a long debate pertaining towards the necessity of magical things and then casting magic on your other animals and just make sure that the travel overland spell that Masika has lasts for at least ten hours asked for an hour per Castroville sodas mine so they lost. So, all of you mount up. Turn your back on the Merchants Oasis right off looking back over your shoulder. To see this, this line of people as has asked stands grumpily Keller waving towards all of you Balto standing up on a crate so he can wave and for as long as he can. Still, dwarfed by the tall towering figure of Hassan. Waves back besiktas husband like this whole array of people lineup to waive all of you disappear. Off into the distance. The Sun rising ahead of all of you that's not actually true. The won't be behind you. Since you're heading west. You waited you debated that spell the entirety of the day you're writing off into the sunset. And you set off into the desert off four adventure. Seeking the sightless finks seeking seeking the lost for now confirmed. Seeking the loss friend of Hollis and married Teff, and we'll pick it up your next time. I doubt. Super. Heavy episode. was and. Find the path ventures is an officially licensed partner of Tiso INC mummies. Mask is copyright twenty fourteen mummies mask and the pathfinder adventure path are trademarks of Tiso. Finder. Images are property of Pozo and are used with permission.

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134: This Show is Basically a Musical Now

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30:48 min | 7 months ago

134: This Show is Basically a Musical Now

"The guys were doing a challenge. Yes we are doing a challenge. It's not last ninety days which next ninety necks ninety days for the next three months we as a community are committed to reaching for joy striving for positively being the best meters that we can be. And we want you to join us. It's free if you have been in our community. You may be familiar with the idea of last ninety days. Which was this attempt as a community to finish the year strong as we usually tend to start here but with everything that's happening in the world that felt like no better time than US coming together to get through this season together. Find out all of the information and how you can join the challenge and what's going to happen inside of it and get all the free tools and resources at the Hollis Co dot com slash. Next Ninety. It's the morning show that no one knows. No one is talking about. I said no one is talking about but if they did they'd probably say best way to start page you might I can't i. Can't it's an appropriate. Why why clip? Sean is the correct answer. You said how did he start. Your Day. Save Dave Day was filling a little overspilling grand. Most were lake because we have to talk through and I was like. What's the song you need? And he was like I don't even know 'cause he's e or and I was like I know and so I picked perfect by Whitecliffe John. If you WANNA listen to it later. Which was the song that he used to get ready to go out like it was his getting whatever time go he'll clubs. It was time for some wide cleft. John and when I say clubs I mean like the bar down the street but so needed some Whitecliffe Sean. He didn't he didn't know I started playing it. He started crying. We're getting ready to turn on the Dang video here and I had sad face your Davies and Rachel's like hold on it's joy and games like let's turn let's just I'll fake. It was like the heck. You will Sometimes you gotTa Find Your Cure Song and sometimes you go to song is why Clark John. Talking about dancers added club and then I tried to like make it better as I do and he was like. I don't want any of that. Rachel Hollis Business Hall Signal. I'm like okay I don't this is me. I don't know any other way to to respond to what you're saying other than to Rachel Hollis you because I am Rachel Hollis right so you have to process this feeling with your therapist or friend who is not me. I will just listen. I will receive. I will say nothing. I represent in real time that I am just in the moments having a little bit of a struggle my goodness I am. I am struggling a little bit to be as joyful as I would like to be in her. Natural instinct is stand back up. Let's go I mean like you know every single bank and I'm like I'm a need about ten minutes. Thank you very much. Here's the I'm going to be on the on the two minutes. The blessing and the curse of being married. My friends know to not come to me if they don't want that no if they want someone to be like. Oh my gosh. I'm so sorry can I hug you can cry? Dogo go come here. Come here almost when you need someone to be like. Okay Son. Let's go screw that guy. Watch what you're GONNA do next. Let's show the world whatever that's me and if you're married to me that can be a lot. I was like Noah we're going we're going to run today and by. Iran. I mean I am walking with your stroller and you're walking next to the stroller so that I can process feelings. I was in my feelings. This call that no Iran club. Well I was a part of no run today. Slowly I needed creature. I needed no runs up today and then I realized I was so in my feelings that I forgot that I was hanging out with a three year old and a country road and she was going to say hi to two dogs which didn't feel like a right aimed at nine. I had to come back to her and leave my feelings and I got back to my feelings when she was in the stroller and completely strapped. In Yeah you know what's thank you amherst that I would love to be married to. Someone like rh get constant motivated. Someone else was like Dave. That would be a lot depending on your any of remember. You're either really into me or not at all. Okay most days I am here minded to get back up fast and some days. I don't want to go on a slow walk with no Hollis on a country and running the doll. I totally respect however people need to process. But if you know you that's what's going to happen. We have you talk to a call you therapy. I'M GONNA talk call up. I'm GONNA TALK TO YOU. Guys feel day filled today. We'll call. I need you to fill up my cup. I need to process going through some things and I don't WanNa be Rachel. Yeah that's fine. That's fine that's fine. That's fine good morning. What Day is it? It's Thursday? It's Thursday listen such a good two Grand Prix at for you if you want to have a virtual night out like we're going to dig tonight and by that we're GONNA walk around our back yard. You know driving our half hour. I don't know we're going to when I get ready for that date. Why Clap John Jet Perfect Gentleman yes or not pumped up. It's about an exotic dancer. She's a dancer. She works at a club and her work is something that happens. Oh we're going to go with a theme now on the morning show that no one's talking about some people have their kids sitting with them. Let's be careful. I'm trying to be careful ladies and gentlemen. Oh there's a lot of good songs on this. What is it is hold on. Hi Off your back. Schalke Brings League on the room. This is what it's like to be married to Rachel. You're welcome. That's not that's not mouth down now. It's just the one okay. How about this when word of the song? Oh I bet you were going to now that y'all the first word ass on first words in all my life. I had no idea. That's what when you hit play. We have to yell friends. I graduated from High School in two thousand year early but I graduated in two thousand this song from my high school life. I'd like to preface. I've always wanted to wear bandied under my left. Die Okay Ready. We're going to three. I did not know what he was saying at the beginning of that he says hot something. That's not appropriate for this morning. I don't know what I thought he was in. But it wasn't that this this song Now he's up in here. Today took what song we need right down. Is it the money? Isn't that what that it will? He says it must be the money right now. I'm not sure it might be the Rachel Hollis. That's happening here. What does it say? I thought it was just called this. Let the amount of times I listen this song. Good is actually. It's it's a lot here. See Look it's check-marked fabulous. No it's fabulous fabulous. You're welcome. Come on God Louis. Black when he says boost mobile anyone else and you're feeling this music seven. Okay raise your hand. Give me a heart. Give me a thumbs up. GimMe a handwriting emoji. If you ever had someone burn a CD for you off of Napster reach your hand. If you're that old. I have in the Dan. I do to a idea case logic zip case of burned okay. Cds FROM NAP STAND. You remember some of the songs everyone share them. What songs were on your burn from Napster CD? There was a kid in my high school. Faneuil Victor Shadow Timothy. Who was the only kid who knew how to use a computer before the rest of us? Who figured out Napster and for twenty dollars he would sell you your own. Napster CD filled with twenty songs of your choosing freaking ran. Who was a genius? He probably works for NASA now offspring. Yes what else is on your CD. What no scribes. Yes yes yes she said from the eighties. We made cassettes mantell Jordan as embrace. I saw the sign. Keep coming keep them coming ODI be. Oh my gosh you down with. Opb Yeah you know me. Oh my gosh yes. He was a little entrepreneur. You're so right yeah. This is good. This is good when winter. Pepperdine with me down your Nassar's is you. Were like hip hop guys. Were hip hop. I'm I'm actually. What my napster CD was. We allender a little bit of a different kind of. I mean I saw but I loved this whole first album. I don't condone who he is. Today there was a time God song number CD had a big middle finger. Air Wasn't not appropriate for the kids. Intro out already you know you have your head going back and forth long hair band off you're talking about S. No one else. You know what else hold on. Now I'm on it now. I'm on was on my hamster CDs for sure. Oh I thought it was cool often Christina Aguilera genie bottle with an Olympic out. Real women coming. That's that's a lot has worked. I didn't think it did this. One this you always want him on the thing that says this is the the artists. This is their new stuff. This is just what's popular. No it's not. This is them in control of their own page. Tape artists creates the circle. Spotify creates the square. Okay so visa their songs. You're looking for this red hat threat. Now here's my challenge to you today. My Friends Winston go create your version of your high school napster CD on spotify to them. Yeah make playland yes. That's a good use of goes. Could we make your play list from High School? It will bring you so much. Joy Mine had ace of base. For sure mine had spice girls mind had limp. Biscuit mine. Mos- all over the place. My Scene Galera. Okay all on hold on everyone else's okay good. I wasn't cool about everything. Mo My I know get married. I know this is on my Napster. Speeding level number To make us owned. Wow also gentlemen. She's taken off the market and also ladies anyone through interested. We're going more over the board. I am hall or someone just said Tears for Beers and I will say if you listen to today's rise together podcast which is US basically trying to distract you for forty five minutes talking about literally. Yeah that was fine. We debate drastic park for about twenty minutes. I tell the story of tears reveres when I was in second grade and we were only allowed to listen at my house to Christian music or weird Al Yankovic or all these those are. That's a trio seeing most Easter baskets. I was asked to tell my class at my favorite group was and oh sorry cliffhanger you gotta listen to the rise together podcast just until you hear the end of that story. It'll change your entire day quick before I play the next song that was on my napster. Cds You're just dying to. She said I don't like spotify because it doesn't play the songs order a stays. Do you have it on shuffle shop on accident shrimp. Because that's the only time you're songs with play out of order is if it's on shuffle. I'm also I the cost you guys know. Music is medicine to me. It's all my favorite thing spot. This not an act can sound like an ad. It's Nahmad I don't care if you spotify I don't care if you use Pandora I don't care what your music streaming services Amazon Music's great. I recommend that if you invest in something you invest in the streaming service for music. So I think it's like five bucks a month or something ish right so don't go to starbucks one time and get your streaming service without commercials. Because I do really feel like if you love music as much as I do. Want your platelets to play. As is you have to upgrade. But it's not very expensive and I just think it's worth. I don't know what the price is. You guys aren't looking at apple music. Whatever it's not a big amount of money but it's it's good okay. Okay next song on my spotify. No online apps you APP stores Napster here. We go weird for the beginning of a don't are we doing in Cuba on music. Is Medicine Medicine you feel. Why didn't we just turn this on? I was being a grumpy or this morning. I had to listen. I was trying to be a good listener if you're just joining us I'm Rachel Hollis. This is Dave Hollis. This is about as good as it gets on the show. We're doing valid expecting something new doing today morning. Welcome nice can answer Ricky Martin. Everybody he bang bangs she bangs. Yes Good Morning Nanny back in La when we used to live in la who we loved to like. I still miss her. I'm obsessed with her Joe. Joe Joe didn't like she didn't even love her own family as much as she loved. Ricky Martin I have never met someone who was such a fan. She literally like flew across the country every time any end just for like weeks. She'd be buzzing. She's Ricky Martin concert and I mean this was like two years Joe. You know really long ago. She got tickets to go to Ricky Martin and it was like. Oh the togethers for on her behalf. She couldn't decide. Oh poor reviews from winter to Rico where Puerto Rico anyway guys good morning anyway. Owners Day Thursday still choosing joy because you are in the midst of darkness. Someone said Ricky was my number two crush Nicholas. Shay was among Nick Nicklaus interesting Yup Kayla Dixie. Chicks brought her back to life yesterday getting her chores done choice. That's good that's good. What else I like seeing what people are listening to amber downloaded your book on audible today. Oh Amer Jamir phone number. I'll just read it to you over. The phone would be kind of thing. Thank you ember. Oh Rosada twenty two originally new my day share posts yesterday out. Of course I can't see because I only see little circle where you the one who's doing yoga with your son. Maybe maybe I love love love seeing how you guys doing next Sunday challenge. So if you're doing next Sunday challenge I'm going in. I'm liking as many as I can commented in as many as I can and that I wanNA share them so please tag. If you're out doing your run if you're drinking your water doing gratitude practice anything that you're doing. Will you please tag? Hashtag next ninety challenge so that I can see the Dave Kosice or can see. It's so powerful. I'm every single week. During our Ho- Combo our customer service team reads email from we get so many emails from our community but they read an email from our community and they've been reading a lot about Next time you challenge really cool to thank you hear me now. It's been amazing. It's amazing next year. We're talking about habits. Hamels yourself district hearts ready. I just recorded. It was a little longer than I was thinking. I think it's going to be about an hour's worth of course that will happen on Monday morning. So dot com for slash next nine zero for free. Did you guys see what Rachel Hollis did to me last night by the way speaking joy so I have been in an attempt to connect to the way that people are connecting with my book? I've just been dropping in on book clubs as in there are actual human beings that are organizing their own book clubs on Zoom to talk about get out of your own way and I am here for so I said you know what if someone sends me an that. They're doing a book club. I'm GONNA try and jump into as many as I can. I had the seventh chance seven times. I've been able to jump in and just have a quick conversation about the book. I love it. Well yesterday I am. It was like five o'clock. I'm about to go barbecue because barbecuing has become part of our life. And I've got just a handful of minutes to talk to this book club. Group and Rachel is transitioning out of daytime attire into evening attire. Going from having worn clothes to wearing sweats. I am here for and as I had come the BRA had come on. You all know wrong had and so here. I am ties hockey yell at in front of my computer on a live. Zoom call with there were probably fifty people on the call talking about the bug. It was amazing and this this wasn't Kim's camp. God bless of Kim in Canada had like three hundred people earlier in the day so this was amazing earlier in the day in the evening there was a group of people inside of the fitness world. In Boston there were and I am talking to these Estonians and Rachel Hollis straight up flashing dancing shaking the good Lord created in her and I was here for it but I also could see. They couldn't see but I I did not this. One of the I didn't ask one one hind him was a mirror so I started doing it and then all of a sudden I was like oh my. R&b My luck. That I would accidentally flash alive shooting full of people and so I continued to flash. That lowered into a squat. I I get in. I looked at I looked at you. I noticed the girls laugh. I I couldn't I didn't even give me a saliva. Did I didn't do anything but I also immediately noticed that they're in. The reflection of my camera was the mirror behind me and I was like. Oh my goodness this. Maybe went away to this may be the end. This may be the last time we're on the Internet. It's over now forever goodbye just deleted except they were recording in Boston. Good Times anyway. I appreciate anyone and everyone who is doing a book club. If you get people together to talk about get out of your own way. I'm GONNA come in and all up and talk about the book as You guys have been talking about it yourself so thank you. Rachel has something what is that. What was that China? Come on we got new things new target eight. This is exciting. No no one even knows what that not cover reveal day and de will get very upset with me if I cover a be all our target planners what did I say Washington. You decided that flashing things was now a part of what you do and then you're strange. Then you're weird. Mother got here. What is this just WANNA show? Oh that's cool. I've never even seen this. Where others taps there's tabs. This is exciting abby. I see your question. How do you get involved in a ninety day challenge over the House Co Dot Com? You Go Hollis Code Dot Com forward slash nets nine zero. You set up a log in and as soon as you said if you're logging and you have access to a portal where free coaching content is brought to you every single week. What do you got there? Honey you're doing something else. And what does she cover sort out show with our team? But I felt like I said why. Am I so excited for tabs? You should be our next line of target. Products planners journals and a new thing involving tabs comes out on May fifth. Soon go there Meyer on May fifth. It comes out so get excited about that. We're doing pull cover reveal on April twentieth. If you WANNA see everything but the team has worked so hard to put together all the stuff for it and if you're like why do you have the product at your house because we're doing very very fancy photos? We are literally doing the lifestyle photo. Shoot for the target. Line starring me photographed by very famous iphone photographer named Dave Hollis. How do I any leave of? Its of rely phone photography in. Tex- figure this out for having me. I'm really happy to figure it out. Yes we know yet. We haven't seen this question. We're going to figure out some plan on Canada because unfortunately target is not inside of Canada. Tam's Yes hashtag. Cool Tabaru have Thursday. It is Thursday choosing joy Shushi to have already signed up go to the HOLLIS CO DOT com forward slash next nine zero to be part of our challenge is one hundred percent free. It is incredible content for the next three months so that we can get through this time period within the the whole point of doing the challenge is so that you go through this process with less anxiety with less fear with less worry and that you come out the other end stronger you wanna give an update to this question as someone is asking. How is the Tequila? Search going is going to send you a sample. Well we internet might get very angry about me and my gloves but by but the rocks team reach out was there a connection did they. They have said. Dj My video deejay. Did they tell me that liquid gold is on? Its Way to my house. Did I get one step further into creating a friendship forever? Bff's friends the answer's Yes. Maybe the answer is yes we we did. Not Mention is saying. She'll your shot if you didn't hear if you weren't here yesterday. We also talked about the fact that on Monday there will be a bunch of very very exciting details revealed for the rise live event all the speakers. All everyone was like. Is it beyond face the Ron? I love cool we cool. We are not that cool but anyway stay tuned because on Monday. We'll tell you about all of the speakers there are I. Think seven or eight amazing amazing amazing speakers. The event itself is on the second day of May so stay tuned for that. Someone said are you still treating for your ironman? Yes in September now but it's now in September. Got Real quick. I heard this this morning. Just knocked me sideways and I thought that it might be helpful and literally put it on my desktop so that I could print it out and put it in my closet so I could remind myself of this. It's from Jim Rohn and it says don't wish it was easier. Wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems. Wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom. That was an awesome thought as we go into the rest of this week and as we manage everything all of the uncertainty. I thought that was so powerful. Is that there is a lot of people who are wishing for something different. And that's not possible but it is possible to change who you are in the circumstances. Don't wish it was easier. Make yourself better so that you can handle it no matter what it is. Hey guys thank you for listening to the start today morning. Show podcast if you want to actually see be episodes. 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138: How to Disaster-Proof Your Business During Coronavirus and Beyond

RISE Podcast

36:31 min | 7 months ago

138: How to Disaster-Proof Your Business During Coronavirus and Beyond

"The presenting sponsor of rise is ziprecruiter. Ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire. Hey guys it's Rachel Hollis and I'm here with my friend. Trent Shelton was already how you doing. I'm living the dream man. We you tell listeners why we're hanging out together right now. We're hanging out because we're launching my new podcast straight up and I'm super excited. Sell Rod if you guys are not already familiar. Trent he has millions and millions of fans all around the globe who come to him for a very unique style of coaching. Yeah very unique for sure straight to the point is real as I can put it straight from the heart and break into those negative mindsets breaking through. What's holding you back in going to start. We haven't people's lives in for love that so if you guys want hear more you're already listening on a podcast platform go subscribe to straight up with Trent Shelton. Let's go let's get it all right. Where do we even begin? I I guess we begin with. I just wrote an article for my Lincoln page. So Lincoln is where I tend to post all of my content that pertains to being a leader to being a business owner. It's not necessarily the kind of thing that I post on. Instagram is really for the audience of people who are small medium sized business owners or dreaming of becoming one or WanNa know about my leadership style. It's like where Cheryl the work things and I went onto linked and last night. This is not an ad for Lincoln. I swear But I went onto Lincoln last night because I thought you know. I'm in this like two weeks of dealing with corona virus and how that will affect the economy and then how it affecting the economy will affect my business and so I went onto linked in because I was like I you know I just WanNa read articles and I wanna see what other business owners are saying. And I got onto Lincoln and there wasn't anything I mean. There's lots of information about corona virus. But nobody was talking about it in regards to owning. Snb So small or medium-sized business. In case you don't know what those letters I was sort of blown away that nothing was there because I have lived through this before. I have been an entrepreneur for seventeen years and I owned a high end event planning company in two thousand eight when the US economy fully crashed. And I know how hard it is to navigate a recession. And what you have to do and how you have to hustle and so. I really thought that I would find this whole community of people who were talking about like. Hey guys. Here's how we prepare like there's this whole society of people who are like making sure that they have cans buried in their backyard. They're like the peppers right. There like prepping for the end of the world but I don't know where the business community is talking about. If you own a small business what are you doing to prepare in case this pandemic becomes worse so I wrote an article about it and I am devoting a podcast to it? Because you have to have a plan. I really want to start off by saying this is not fearmongering like You know I don't watch TV. I'm not big on consuming the news and things that make you anxious. This is not that this is if you stick your head in the sand and pretend like things aren't changing and you own a business or their people your family members or your employees who are counting on you to lead them through this. You're in trouble so I just wanted to tell you what I am doing. And how I approach something like this with the hope that maybe it will help you if you. I cannot stress this enough. If you own a business I don't care where you're listening to this because this is affecting the global economy if you own a business on earth right now whether it's a side hustle or business and you need that business to continue to make money in order for you to be okay. Please pay attention. I'm Rachel Hollis and I've built a multimillion dollar media company with a high school diploma and the Free Information I found on the Internet in the fifteen years that I've been building and scaling my company. I have become deeply passionate about helping other entrepreneurs to do the same so each week. I'll be sharing tangible and tactical advice and inspiring interviews with the same intention. Bees are the tools to change your life and your business. This is the rice podcast. So here are some of the things I'm thinking about and or doing to make sure that we are great at Hollis Co. The first thing is cash cash cash cash is queen. I know people say cash is king but I'm a woman and I'm claiming cash is queen. So if you've ever you know if you've taken business. Coaching with me. If you come to our business conference you have heard me preach this and teach this ad nauseam over the last several years because I believe in it so much and this is so dumb you guys but please just bear with me have you ever seen. Have you ever seen the movie Armageddon? You didn't even think I was GonNa be earlier in the movie Armageddon. Oh God is it. What is his name? Billy Bob Thornton Right. You plays the guy who runs NASA my producers looking right now like. Where is this going so billy Bob Thornton plays like the NASA Guy? Right and there's this scene where he's like they're all sort of scrambling to figure out the you know the Asteroids GonNa hit Earth and we've got to figure this out and he's like gentlemen for Fifty Years they've been questioning the need for NASA and now is the time that we prove our worth and they were going to lead acid and that is what I've been thinking for a week because four years and like we have this on video I've set it on stage I've talked about over and over and over I have continued to ask businesses that I meet with. What is your plan if the economy tanks and just really quickly. I'M GONNA keep saying this again and again. I'm not saying that that's going to happen. But we need to have a plan in case we need to have a plan in case. I'M GONNA explain why so back to this idea of cash for years. I have been telling small business. Owners what are you going to do if the economy tanks and I feel like I'm billy Bob Thornton in Armageddon. Do you have a plan and you you you should. I hope to God. You already had a plan but just in case you didn't start here. Hey guys you have heard us talk about almost non-stop how difficult it is to build a team. I think back in the day when I was Young Entrepreneur. I thought that the only thing standing between me and a Dream Team was the financial resources to hire them and now that I've been an entrepreneur for almost seventeen years. I can tell you that just dreaming of staff and having the money to pay them is not enough. It actually takes quite a while even just to find great candidates. It's why our new presenting sponsor is ziprecruiter because we love the idea of giving you resources that make it easier for you to scale. In fact we have gotten such incredible feedback from you guys and know that amongst the community. 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Caches everything and I will tell you with our team at Hollis Co. everything gets very focused and narrow on that idea. Cash is queen to that end number to act as if please listen to me you guys like. I feel like right now. I'm like you're crazy uncle. Who's talking about the end times? But please listen to me until we know what's going to happen with krona virus and how much it's going to spread and how intense it's going to be until we know act as if the effect on your business will be devastating. Let's just act like that. I don't mean panic I mean Holy Crap. What if like right now? We're looking at this thing. The last I heard it was something like sixteen. Million People in Italy are quarantined into their community right. What if that happened where you live? What would that mean for Your Business? Act as if that might occur right. Now you're like Oh this is not going to affect me right. Well if you own a coffee shop that you need people to come inside of in order to buy things from you so that you have money to live and pay your employees and suddenly everyone in your town is afraid to go into public places. What's your plan if you own a salon that people need to come in and get their hair done but all the sudden. The economy starts to trickle down and people get laid off and suddenly. They don't have money to get their haircut anymore. That luxury of getting their haircut and your salon is the first thing that's going to go. If people are unsure about what's happening in the economy and they stop making big expensive purchases and you own a car dealership. What is your plan? I'm not saying everything's going to freak out but I do know that when these things happen people at least pause. I'm not saying that all of a sudden we have no money in the world's ending and it's as Ambi- apocalypse. I am saying that if you look at the history of recession if look at what has happened in the history of the economy when people are unsure. They stop spending nominating their back. If you own a liquor store if you sell cupcakes if you sell things that actually make people feel good or help them to self self soothe. Those things tend to do better when things are hard. But if you're in a luxury business if you so close just please be asking yourself. What if and if you act as if that's going to happen then if the Lord is willing and the creek don't rise you will never have to figure out your plan but at least you will have one all right. Third thing get creative. Y'All better get real creative. The amount of brainstorms that have gone on in the Hollis Co in the last week our legendary like right now I give the example of coffee shop if I owned a coffee shop right now. I am trying to figure out what I would need to do to hire delivery drivers. Just in case like if people can't come to me how do I get the coffee to them? If I owned a hair salon that people were afraid to come into then I right now would be figuring out what kind of process could create so that people could book one of my hair cells to go into their home so they don't have to come into a public place. Think outside the box again. I just think that this also will lower your anxiety. Because you're like okay. If this happens then I know what I'm going to do number one also win things like this really narrow our focus. I read it as an incredible opportunity. Maybe you're going to come up with a plan that ends up being this whole great new revenue stream for you later on down the road that you never would have thought of otherwise the people that will thrive in business no matter what are the ones who are looking for how this is for them. You can look at things that are happening in the economy and be terrified. Or you're like okay. How can I show up better as a leader? How can I show up better in my community? How can I show up better for these customers? What can I do to serve others in this time so that I grow in this space get creative? The fourth thing that I recommend that you do and that I am doing is read or reread the hard thing about hard things. By Ben Horowitz. I literally went and pulled this book out my old copy of this book I pulled it out last night. Like a security blanket and I was laughing this morning with my CFO. Because I met with her. And she's like. Oh my Gosh Rachel. I went home last night and I put the kids to bed and I pulled out my copy of hard thing about the hard thing about hard things and I was dying because I'm like Oh my gosh me too. So I'm not the only leader that leans on that book in a time like this. There's so much there's so much wisdom in it and there's so much solidarity in it and there's so much like the things that entrepreneurs don't always talk about I got the opportunity. To interview in Horowitz on a recent episode of the show and I fully gushed and nerd it out to him about how much I loved it in particular. There's a chapter in the book that I feel like is really powerful for a time like this. Which is the chapter on the difference between a wartime general and a peacetime General Which sort of paraphrase and tell you you have to act as a very different leader win. It's peacetime meaning when the company saving when all the money's coming in when you're you're just doing great that is a very different leader than when the future is uncertain. Now I have a plan and I am conservative as hell when it comes to money and my business because I always want us to be safe and I take very seriously the people here who are counting on me to be a strong leader but even still because I'm conservative. I am going to act as if I am a wartime general until we know what's going on until we know what's going on I'm going to be. There's like this whole like list in the book which you will love. I'm just telling you get it. There's this whole list of like a peacetime Donald. Is this a wartime general? Does this and it is incredibly comforting to me in this time period and I think might be helpful for you to. Y'All back and I am talking about the aura ring again this week. I love knowing what's going on with my health but I don't really want to wear something big and bulky in order to accommodate that. It's why I was so stupid. In the idea of this little ring that you wear that tracks your sleep patterns and your heart rate and breathes new life into the world of personal sleep health and wellness through a ring. That's tiny and sleek. It looks almost exactly like Dave's wedding band the ordering tracks key signals from your body while you sleep delivering critical insights helping. You harness your body's potential every single day so if you WANNA tap into your body and get personal insights to empower your everyday head to oral ring dot com slash rise. That's Oh you are a ring dot com slash rise. And get thirty dollars off your new or a ring for a limited time. That's or ring dot com slash rise. You've gotta try this ring. The fifth thing that I would suggest that you do right now is obsess over your customer. Not The news let me say it again. Obsess over your customer. Not what's going on in the news? Everything everything everything that we do at Hollis Co is about the community of customers that we are creating content and products and experiences for everything is about you guys and because everything is about you then. Even through the Lens of what's happening in the world we have to be thinking about. How does this disrupt your life? How can we better serve you knowing that? You're probably scared or freaked out even if you're not a business owner you're probably like what in the world is going on in the world. So how can we be more mindful of you as a community and better serve you and I'll just tell you some of the things that I've asked the team do one is tripled down on the goodness that we are putting out in the world like we already put out a ton of content every single day across all of our platforms and all of our brands? I want a triple down on it. You know we're seeing right now even here in Austin you know they. They cancelled south by right and because they cancelled south by people got laid off. That is devastating. And so how do we make sure that we are if you're scrolling through your fees and you're seeing things that are negative because there are things happening in the world right now that are negative? How can we continue to be the light? And how can we amplify the good or tell stories that lift you up or help? You create practices that you can do that. Sort of center you. Every single day so we obsess over our customers and I think for you. It doesn't matter who your customer or your clients are ask yourself hat like of your skills and talents and products and services. How can you use this opportunity to serve your community better? Yeah I I think that so many people are GonNa win things like this happen. It becomes the slake. It's all about me and what I need and you know my people and my family and I'm GonNa like it when times like this happened. People WanNA build a taller wall around themselves and their family right. They want to make sure that they're OK and for me. I'm like we're in this together. We Are you know people are listening to this. Podcast all over the world right now and all over the world everyone is dealing with the ramifications of this virus. Everyone is scared. Some people more than others. Everyone is like what's going on. Everyone is like do. I need to buy a face mask and I gotTa Wash my hands better and should I be traveling. And what about my kids? And what about my GRANDPA and like we're all thinking that and if we're all thinking now then there's a commonality of pain in the world today and how can you as a leader show up better for others. Even if you're unsure. I feel like that's a big part of the the mantle of leadership. Is You being willing to say like I care enough to try and fear this out for all of us or lead well or at least lead out in this one area because I care as much if not more about the people around me as I do about myself? The sixth thing that we're doing slash thinking about over here. Hollis Co is no new things no new things y'all at Hollis company. At any given moment we are constantly in development of new projects and sometimes that small things like hey we want new you know cool ball cap shop or we want a great new journal on the website or whatever so it's maybe it's smaller things and then sometimes that's a big massive huge financial undertaking like our rise APP which will come out Here in a hot minute but when something like this happens and I don't know what's going to happen to the economy remember. I'm acting as if and if I'm acting as if then I put a pause on everything a literally told my assistant this morning. Anyone who's calling are asking for attention on a project that's not already like finished and done. Were just putting a pin in it. Were pausing everything. We're not ordering anything. We're not bringing anything in. We are working with what we've got right now. Because cash matters and focus matters you can very easily be distracted right. This is the time where it feels like. Oh my gosh I gotta take on all the things and suddenly you've lost your focus and you're you're losing traction like please listen to me. No new things go back to. What are the core values of your company and the core products or services that you offer and rally the team around pushing those forward? How do we push these core things forward even in uncertain times? That's the conversation right now. It is not the time to be like you know what we need. We need that shiny new product that we're unsure of and we haven't proven in the market. Look Rise podcast is all about this idea of. How do we level up? What are the tools and tactics that help us become a better version of ourselves and I think that one of the greatest tools in my life has been therapy? I am deeply about how important it is to be able to talk to someone who is in a part of your regularly scheduled programing. I love getting to talk to a counselor. Because they're not they don't know my family they don't know my husband they don't know so they don't have any allegiance or any preconceived notions and having that our to work through. What's going on in my life has been sacred for me. It's how I learned to dealt with anxiety. It's what I did to manage postpartum depression. It's how I navigated the loss of my brother. It's a huge huge huge deal. And if you have been thinking about going to therapy for the first time or maybe getting back into therapy because you're walking through a difficult season WanNa make sure that you know about better help. Better help is an online resource that matches you with a counselor and it can be a counselor for whatever it is. You're struggling with depression. Or family conflicts anger relationships. Maybe you're not sleeping. Maybe you're dealing with trauma or self-esteem there is someone that can help you. They have three thousands. Us licensed therapist across all fifty states. But it's available world wide. You can go onto their website and take a questionnaire to be matched with a counselor. Who deals with exactly the thing? You're struggling with you. Can Talk to your counselor through four different communication modes text chat phone or video. Whatever you prefer and you can start communicating with someone in under twenty four hours guys. If you need help stop waiting. Stop putting it off. Start looking into what's going to help you get better and if you want to find out more. Go to better help dot com slash rise because rise podcast listeners. Get ten percent off their first month with the Discount Code R I s e. that's better help dot com slash rise. My Gut you guys. My Gut tells me that we will see at least pause in consumer purchasing. We're GONNA see something I think within the month. We'll see a pause and if that's the case you launching a brand new product right now is a terrible idea. Focus on what is already working and figure out a way to market it given the current climate. All right no new things. The next item on my list is take care of your team. Take care of your team. I will be honest with you. One of the things that I do not love about owning a company is like I. I'm a three on the program. You guys know this about me and threes hate details. We hate him. I hate details like big picture high level and so with something like this where there's all sorts of details that need to happen for our team so they feel very confident. That's not my favorite thing but you know what is my favorite thing the people who work here and then feeling safe and then feeling secure and then knowing that Mama has a plan so we sent out a note today that was like Ok guys if level one like if this is what happens right now with krona virus than this is will respond level too. If now it's person to person in the state of Texas this is what we'll do level three you know. Here's when we would start working from home. If you feel uncertain or you feel unsure you WANNA know how your insurance works or where like whatever you need like. Here's who you call if you have questions you know talk to the HR department. Here's how we WANNA take care of you and and serve you well and the thing is. I'm positive that that document that we created will continue to evolve over the next few weeks and I hope that they never need to reference it but then knowing that we are trying to be anticipatory of all of this like hey we don't want you guys to worry about. Let us worry about this. Because that's what leadership looks like so you need to take care of your team. They need to know that you have a plan for their wellbeing. Also that you have a plan for the company. How is the company going to remain solvent? How's the company going to continue to grow in scale? How are you anticipating what might happen? That's what I think matters to the team. And then the last one on this is one of our core values here is we choose joy we choose joy and I think that this gives us an incredible opportunity to act that out is how do we bring even more joy. Let's elevate who you know. I don't know we're having a guacamole party. That sounds like a great plan. Do we need to have a dance party every single day? One fifteen do what can we do? Maybe you're rolling your eyes right now but that's the culture that we have here. We choose joy and so what are the things that we can incorporate? Not just to triple down on the joy were putting out into the world but on the joy that we're creating here amongst the four walls of our office to ensure that everyone knows that we also see that being the people who pump everybody else up and who lift everybody else up who create all this content that also takes a toll so even those who pour out into others also need to be renewed and restored and so what are we doing as leaders at Hollis company to make sure that we're serving our team well in that so take care of your team. The last thing that I'll say is take care of yourself. Honestly y'all drink the freaking water get sleep take supplements move your body for thirty minutes every single day. Eat FRUITS EAT VEGETABLES. That are green practice. Gratitude do these things not because you're trying to not get sick with a virus. Do these things because in order for you to effectively lead through this situation you are going to have to be the strongest version that you are capable of being. You're going to have to level up this will require you to be bigger and greater than you have ever been before and I believe that you are capable of that but you are not going to be able to elevate yourself if you don't care for yourself so the the look I I am. I understand that I teach on this topic and I understand. I have worked so hard to get past a place where I choose negative coping mechanisms. I will not lie last night when I was going on. Lincoln to see what I should say. I absolutely had a vodka soda and then I had a cookie and those are not things that normally come after my dinner but I was just like I felt like mom like I just so many decisions to make an and I was just like. Oh I just WANNA chill and I want to treat myself with this cookie. That was ice to look like the cover Dave's book. It just felt like what I needed in my life and even I am human enough to occasionally dip into self soothing tendencies but I also understand that. In order for me to navigate this well in order for me to be a great leader. A great wife. Great Mama even in Uncertain Times that I have to take care of myself I so I can be human and have the moment where I make a decision that I wish hadn't made that. Cookie was delicious but every day. I am making sure that I'm grounding myself in the morning that I'm doing the gratitude practice that I'm doing the work that I'm getting centered. If you don't have start today journal I think most of you do. But if you don't have it go listen to episode seventy two of this podcast go about how every single day of my life because right now more than ever you need to do something that centers you and reminds you who you are. This is one of those podcasts. Or One of those pieces of advice that you're not gonNA know you need until it's too late and maybe nothing comes of. This may be by the time. This airs on Tuesday next week. This is all blown over and it's not a problem anymore but just in case be a strong enough leader to have a plan. Don't back away and don't hide from this. There are ways for you to successfully navigate if you get in front of it. The problem is when you start brainstorming. Two months from now. And you've already run through and burn through cash and you don't have the runway that you need to even implement the plan so what I'm trying to do is get you ahead of the game. Start Planning now start implementing. Now Start Saving now. Hope guys found this helpful check in with me on social and let me know screen shot at. Tell me what you thought and not an added all but Lincoln is where posts all of my business and entrepreneur content. So if you WANNA check out all the articles I've written they only live there to learn all the things it's usually literally just whatever on my brain so you're gonNA find a hodgepodge of anything in everything but my intention. There is always just to serve you guys and give you the information that I wish I'd had earlier in my career I will see you. I guess I won't see you but I will talk to you next week on the rise podcasts and until next time I love you guys and I am rooting for you. I wrote a book. That's right Dave here. Get Out of your own way a skeptics guide to growth and fulfilment it's a book I wrote and it is out in world. Come on now. The book is a story of twenty lies that I once believed that in believing them kept me from being the best version of myself had me stuck had been not showing up as the husband. Rachel deserves or the father had hoped to be and in uncovering the truth. That made these lies unbelievable. I was able to get out of my own way. I tried to in talking through what it took to see the truth in what I was believing. Do some really really honest storytelling and in the storytelling hope that you'll be able to see yourself in some of those stories and as you do maybe take some of the tips. I offer at the end of each chapter to help. Get you on stock or keep you out of your own way. The book is available anywhere. That books are sold. If you like the sound of reading I guess what I read the Audio version for audible But there are so many great options that exist at retail it is literally literally literally available everywhere. Get Out of your own way a skeptics guide to growth and fulfilment. Grab your copy today.

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88: The Lie: A Drink Will Make This Better (Get Out of Your Own Way Chapter Preview)

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88: The Lie: A Drink Will Make This Better (Get Out of Your Own Way Chapter Preview)

"Guys we are having our first ever spring fling and if you are like Rachel what is the spring fling. Of course. 'cause I made it up. It is our first ever online sale during the springtime to spring fling. The House coach shop has super deep discounts for only twenty four hours and a bunch of new products. You'll have never seen before like I don't want to tell you all the things because okay. I'll tell you one thing. You know the t shirts who keep asking us to do those are going to be there during spring fling. It happens on March twenty third. It starts at noon Central and goes until news central. The next day is a twenty four hour thing. All the bargains. All the deals all the bundles. You Gotta get your Easter basket stuff. You'RE GONNA to just buy yourself a little joy because the world feels a little crazy right now and you are going to support your favorite little small business. The host company March twenty third on the Hollis Co Dot Com. We're GONNA be talking about Oliver Social Media But make sure you check it out because you can get all kinds of cool stuff and you can get it for way less than we normally charge. I wrote a book. That's right Dave here. Get Out of your own way a skeptics guide to growth and fulfilment it's a book I wrote and it is out in the world come on now. The book is a story of twenty lies that I once believe that in believing them kept me from being the best version of myself had me stuck had me not showing up as the husband. Rachel deserves or the father had hoped to be and in uncovering the truth. That made these lies unbelievable. I was able to get out of my own way. I tried to in talking through what it took to see the truth and what I was believing Do some really really honest storytelling and in the storytelling hope that you'll be able to see yourself in some of those stories and as you do maybe take some of the tips. I offer at the end of each chapter to help. Get you on stock or keep you out of your own way. The book is available anywhere. That books are sold. If you like the sound of me reading I guess what I read the Audio version audible But there are so many great options that exist at retail it is literally literally literally available everywhere get out of your own way a skeptics guide to growth and fulfilment. Grab your copy today. Okay guys today on the rise together podcast. We are sharing a hard story. It is a hard story. This is a hard story specifically. We have a chapter from the audio book of Dave's new book out of Your Own Way. A skeptics guide to growth and fulfilment and this chapter chapter four is a bow drinking the lie. Each of these chapters is alive that I once believed that kept me and my own way and the lie of chapter four is that a drink will make this better and they drink will not make this better. I can attest as a person. Now who has not had a drink. In a year's worth of time drink didn't make it better but In the storytelling in this chapter I get super honest. About how a casual relationship with alcohol transition into a non casual relationship with alcohol in how my a set of habits and the way that I was processing anxiety and stress an identity shift and a whole host of things manifest in a totally unhealthy way. That had alcohol. Not just keeping me from showing up as I'd like as a husband and father but Keeping me from the opportunity to actually receive the benefits of the growth that I said I was leaving our job our my life the transition from La to Austin four and as it turns out a detail up here in this chapter you know alcohol or frankly any negative coping mechanism is not a local anesthetic. You cannot mute the anxiety without meeting the joy. You can't take away the identity challenge that you feel without also taking away the opportunity to feel the benefits of growth so here it is in all its glory chapter four of my new book the line a drink will make this better. I'm Rachel Hollis gave Hollis and we're married for like fifteen years and we have four kids. That's like a thousand kids. We've been foster. Parents support kids as well. And we're running a business together. That's a lot of 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 and how we get through all the things this is rights together chapter four the lie a drink will make this better speaking of having it all together. This may be the chapter where you ask for a refund. If you're hoping you're listening to a book from someone who has it all figured out and is running without bumps along the way my friend. This is where I will spoil the ending. A Bruce Willis is dead the whole time. Kind of spoiler. I've been in a constant battle with my vices over the last three years. I'm talking about the behaviors. You know you shouldn't do but find yourself doing anyway. I'm talking about having the vision of yourself where you are at your very best and acting in the total and complete opposite way. I have experience in this vices. Were there to soften the sharp edges in a season. When I wasn't growing when I tripped my way through the mid life bridge when I left the corporate identity that made sense to everyone else as I got oriented in this new unconventional job. Even as I embarked on the ambition of writing this very book in this recent stretch I turned leaning on my vices into a survival habit a habit. I didn't really give much thought to and one. That definitely didn't serve me or the growth. I was hoping might come. It turns out writing. A book has been something of a trigger for me. Every one of these chapters in some strange way has required an introspection and honesty. That usually only shows up in therapy on the comfortable couch of someone named Deborah. It's super easy to talk about all the things you feel. Shame over or easier at least. It's a totally different thing to own what you feel when you know that other humans will read it and that difference has made it hard for me to control some of the bad habits. I've turned to over time to mute the stuff I don't like to think about my vices exist. Acquired the things. I don't WANNA deal with. Unfortunately though in my experience coping that shows up as a negative character trait often leads us to believe we are in fact negative ourselves. A Vice. That shows are defects can make us believe. We are defective that creates a nasty circle and makes it feel even harder to keep on the path towards growth. Listen I know. Growth happens outside our comfort zones and is the only way to fulfilment. I know these things to be absolute truths and yet. I'm in the midst of my full submersion in this pursuit and I can tell you it's hard. It's hard to sit in places that you don't know it's hard to try things you haven't tried before it's hard to grow. I know it's supposed to be hard. But I'm learning real time. The tradeoff between the healthy and unhealthy ways of handling hard things. I've taken the unhealthy path. More than I'd like to admit and I'm here telling you that in chasing all the things that will help me grow. I have to work harder now than ever to stay out of my own way. You'll have to work harder than ever as well. The transition in my life over the last few years has been wildly successful and violently disruptive to my sense of normalcy. I feel vindicated by the results and consistently insecure about what this new normal is supposed to feel like growing into. Who you've been called to be is inspiring and freaking scary for me. I've tended to turn to alcohol. Yes over the years. I've struggled with smoking cigarettes and online poker and too many video games and gambling on sports and working out like a crazy person and on and on because I'm an overachiever and usually go bigger. Go home but if we're going to be really honest. I tend to turn to alcohol to numb. My worry when stuff feels like it's out of my hands to unconsciously self sabotage when. I feel insecure even to manufacture stakes. When things in my life got easy. Drinking was a lonely shameful part of my life. I drank alone. I drank more than anyone knew. I drink vodka so people couldn't smell it on my breath. I drink just about every day. Just a little more than I should. For far too long I hit points where Rachel could see it in a quick stumble at the end of the night. I felt embarrassment of a hangover in the drop off line at school. In the morning it anchored my mood to the floor. It crushed my motivation. It affected our sex life. Yes it messed with the thing. You're thinking I'd convinced myself that a drink would make things better but the only thing it did was kick the can down the road taking parts of my life that kept me getting in my way and making them worse for not dealing with them head on my entire life. I've stayed tethered to a belief that a higher power is pulling the strings here and in doing so is complicit in opening doors including the doors that provoked my anxiety. The doors that trigger my insecurity. The doors that in seasons of feeling unfulfilled have had me subconsciously self-sabotaging to create challenges. I know intellectually. That life is happening for me that these things are happening to pull out a greater version of myself but then somewhere in my unconscious where my deepest insecurities live that rational argument phrase I used to cling to the idea of having a sense of control over what happens next but I've come to appreciate that feeling like I'm in control isn't actually a part of the plan. A life of growth means alive of exhilarating discomfort. That's the actual plan. And as a result the last few years have produced a season of control challenges as in there is no controlling this new constant that is the chaos of our life. As in the Times. When I feel I have less control over life I tend to believe I also have less control over how I deal with that loss of control when things got crazy I alleviate crazy with a drink or four drinks. Don't judge me will actually go ahead and judge me. I had to so did Rachel. I had to judge what good it was doing for me to try and mute my feelings rather than deal with them. I had to judge this. Alcohol plan was sustainable. Long term. It isn't or if it served me at all. It doesn't I had to judge if there was more good in digging into what was triggering my reaction than trying to not deal with it. If you want a meaningful life you must create situations that make you uncomfortable. Comfort is a casualty of growth. If you aren't willing to put your comfort at risk you better prepare yourself to settle for a mediocre life. I don't want mediocre. You don't either if we're going to chase more. It's going to come with the reality that will have to risk more. We're going to have to risk our usual safe normal. It's GonNa feel uncomfortable because that's where growth comes from muting. Discomfort doesn't feed growth. It stifles it. I get that now when medicating anxiety during our transition from California to Texas turned into me drinking a little too much a little too often. Rachel confronted me in a way that only she could you WANNA get under control. Do the work. You WanNA drink less. Take it seriously get a plan? Stop before you have too much. I've been trying to help you with these problems for two years and I'm tired stop talking about it and start doing something about it. You are in control of your life. Your shame does not serve you when you make a mistake. Do the work get the help if you need it and stop making excuses. I love you dave but I can't save you. You need to save yourself tough love for the second time in four chapters. I know a guy can react to this in one of two ways grab another drink and drowned away the challenge from a woman who loves you or sit in a posture of gratitude for the willingness of a partner to push you to step up for your life on the first day. I read this note. I felt more like the former but every day since I've been living into the latter. It's hard to have a mirror. Held up to your face hard to deal with the ridiculous things we do when we let our unconscious minds make bad choices for our lives. It's not fun to be called under the carpet but it is necessary. Some of you may not be married to a woman is strong confident and crazy as Rachel. Hollis let me channel her for those of you who need to hear this. You need to save yourself. Whatever your vice. Your coping mechanisms the set of habits. That don't serve you or the ones you love. It's on you. It will be hard and take work but it starts with you choosing to do the work and take control. Of course some of you may not like the idea of having to hold yourself. Accountable may not like what you see. When you're forced to take a serious look in the mirror. I didn't but being forced to do it was a gift afforded to me by someone who thought more of me than I did myself. During that season I was challenged to believe in myself as much as she believed in me. I'd negotiated with myself plenty. There were more than a few. I've had a hard day. I deserve these drinks. Thought bubbles to help me rationalize pouring another but with the gauntlet thrown. I had to ask if I needed the drinks more than my kids needed intentionally present dad. If the benefits of numbing my anxiety took precedence over being the exceptional husband. I vowed to be from my wife if taking the edge off of a long day came at the expense of building a business responsibly. Supporting growing team. I earned that drink but they deserved better as important as a good dose of accountability and perspective was in coming to fully appreciate the truth about coping. Mechanisms that numb. You can't numb the pain without numbing joy. It's impossible to close off your anxiety without also eliminating the growth that comes from fully experiencing discomfort in this pursuit for fulfillment. I reached for a muting agents to handle the unsteadiness of the new waters. I was in only after diving into these hard conversations. Could I see that so long? As I tried to mute the disruption of the waves I would not experience fulfilment those waves. They weren't an obstacle those waves. Were the means to the end. I'd been so desperately looking for John. Maxwell one said most successful people will point to the hard times and their lives as the key points in their journey of development. If you are dedicated to growth then you must become committed to managing your bad experiences. Well I don't want to discount the disease that is addiction in any way. If you are someone who truly can't control your impulses and are making choices that don't serve you your relationship or your future own. It get some help. Quit letting pride the barrier between you and a version of you that can more aptly handle the crap you're dealing with for far too long. I didn't WanNa really acknowledge the choices. I was making were the choices I was subconsciously. Making to not have to actually deal with my stuff once. I was able to ask better questions. While being honest about how I was coping I could deal with my insecurities and fears in a way that served me when I sat and really thought about how I wanted my life to look both how I am present in relationships and the ambitious plans. We had for growing our team. I knew I had to take serious action. I committed to staying present in the chaos and friction of these big moves and new learning curves as my friend. Brendan Bouchard would say. I decided to honor the struggle. I had to be honest about the triggers. That might lie ahead. As we scaled our business. I had to ask what it would mean to show myself that. I don't need a drink or that. Not Having One might afford me the opportunity to actually receive the benefits in real time. I haven't had a drink in more than five months in doing so. I have been more focused as the complexities of the business have scaled. I have been more productive as the team has grown from four to forty four in the past year. All writing this book. I've been more engaged with my kids and more intentional with my wife. I've dropped weight and have more energy and a sex life that's better than ever blessed literally most importantly. I've shown myself that I don't need alcohol to deal with anxiety and stress. I've rewired the way I think about the necessity of a drink on a long flight or as an accomplice on vacation or the requirement for fun. I've shown myself I can do a thing that seemed impossible five months ago after twenty. Five years of casual drinking gave way to something more than casual. Now that I know I can do the impossible. I believe I can do anything. When this book goes on sale? I will have not had a drink in three hundred and thirty eight days. I committed to a year of sobriety the day that the edits came back on these words. Trust me a trigger. If there ever was one as reinforcements for Dave two point zero I added healthy. Eating Plan put together a gym in our garage and committed to workouts are running every single day. I've talked openly with friends. Family and mentors about my decision to intentionally pursue healthier choices. I reconnected with my therapist to leave a line. Openness needed. I went all in. On a complete reboot of mental and physical health and the introduction of a new set of habits have had a remarkable effect the mindset changes embracing the necessity of discomfort for growth has been a springboard in this season it led to my climbing twenty nine thousand twenty nine vertical feats in a weekend. It had me finish my first marathon. It has me on a perpetual intentional pursuit of hard things you see. The need to numb drastically reduces when you actually believe. Growth is supposed to be uncomfortable if I had been willing to sit with the heavier consequences of these new things I was being challenged with. It would have forced me to grow into a bigger more resilient and stronger version of myself than the one who chooses booze or anything else to mute the tension. Now that I see that the struggle the resistance is the way I know that the idea of muting it with vice is totally and completely counterproductive. I choose instead to lean in and feel it fully. Even though it's hard for you it may not be alcohol but we all have a coping mechanism that if we leave it. Unattended can spin into something that gets in our way. If you're stuck behind a lie that has using food drugs sex sleep passive aggression self harm bad hygiene withdrawal or anything else to keep you from processing the thing you need to feel to grow. Choose DISCOMFORT OVER COPING. Choose growth over the unhealthy. Things that are going to keep you in your own way. It won't be easy. It will be worth it things that helped me one. I got to the root of why I turned to vices. The idea that a drink could make my stresses better was built on a foundation of believing the drink was a better option than anything else. I might interject to take the drinks place. Now that I can see how the cocktail was an answer to a question of how to call them nerves. I've learned to ask myself what better answers might exist. I've substituted those working out sitting therapy talking with a mentor. Being honest with my business partner wife for the impulse to drink and mute too I kept coming back to the devastating impact of muting life in an attempt to avoid a single thing the notion of drinking or insert your vice here to help you mute earrings. Id or frustration or fear presupposes that you can use it as an accurate local anesthetic rather than a general pain suppressant. The more time I've spent understanding the impact of my vices. The more I appreciate that the muting of the bad also comes with the unwanted muting of all the good making choices that could minimize the good just to control. The bad isn't going to bring out the best in my life so I won't walk down that road three. I committed to a team of accountability partners for the areas where I struggle. I'm a good dude and I can't do this alone at a recent lunch with three of my buddies. I had to give it to them straight that I was leaning on alcohol that call my anxiety and that if I was going to get through it I would need them to support me when we were hanging out to check in with me on the regular and to encourage me to drink the crap out of my sparkling water also sat with my wife and we committed to being a team on this. This problem has become our problem that will solve together. Don't think that you have to get through your struggles with vices alone rather stack the odds in your favor to train yourself to make choices that serve you supported by the people in your life who can help you get to where you're hoping to go. Hey guys if you like this book you can grab it literally anywhere. It's in physical and audio copies. There's a special edition at target and Barnes and noble. There's a special edition on audible where I'm reading it and then after I'm done reading it Rachel and I have a conversation about it but go pick this book up. It is literally available everywhere. Books are sold. Hello is this thing on. This is Dave Hollis You're listening to my podcast. But in real time I am also a coach. That's right March. Coaching is just around the corner and I am super fired up for this month topics in life. Coaching were diving into habits. What are the habits you need to have for the life? You say you want and in career coaching. 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162: How To Get Un-Stuck

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162: How To Get Un-Stuck

"Hiring is challenging especially with everything else you have to consider today, but there's one place where hiring is simple fast and smart that place is Ziprecruiter try ziprecruiter for free at ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash rise. That's ZIPRECRUITER DOT COM slash R I s e Ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire. Hey, guys tickets have officially gone on sale for my next virtual conference in May. We did rise live courage, and now we're doing rise live healthy and happy. We're spending entire days nine plus hours of programming with some of the greatest speakers in the world all talking about how to live your life in such a way that you have the energy to have the life of your dreams. What does it look like to learn to eat intuitively? What does it look like to move your body in celebration? What does? It look like to approach health from a place of love and celebration instead of Shane we believe that healthy and happy is about how you feel not about how you look. So I am joined by incredible people like Jay, Shetty and Stacey Flowers, Kelly? Leveque. Dave Hollis Trent Shelton motivating the crap out of me talking about inspiration and if you've ever been to rise conference before you better believe you're also going to hear from beans and Chris is going to be a day of fun and energy and so empowering. If you feel like you have fallen off your plan inside of quarantine. If you feel like you need a kick in the pants to get you motivated again, this is the day for you and tickets start at forty dollars. You can go to the Hollis Co. dot. COM right there. At the top of the page, you'll see a big banner click on it. Let's hang out. Let's get fired up together. Hi I'm Rachel, Hollis and this is my podcast I spend so many hours of every single week reading listening to podcast and watching youtube videos and trying to find out as much as I can about the world around me and that's what we do. On this show we talk about everything life and how to be an entrepreneur what happened dinosaurs? What's the best recipe for Fried Chicken what's the best plan for intermittent fasting? What's going on with our inner child house therapy working out for you? Whatever it is my guests are into I want to unpack so that we can all stand. These are conversations. This is information for the curious. This is the Rachel Hollis podcasts. Hello everyone. Welcome to another week on the PODCAST. I. Hope Wherever this find you. You're having a great day. You might have noticed a different intro this week what has been the rise podcast for many years is now officially the Rachel Hollis podcasts why? Why would we do such a thing? Why would we change it up? Well, a couple of reasons one because my rise podcasts has been primarily known as business, which is awesome. y'All know it's one of my favorite subjects, but I've had so many guests who haven't been able to come on the show because they don't really have any business to talk about but they're super interesting people the kind of people you absolutely want. To hear from so I feel like it's important to broaden the subjects that we speak on and since I am really passionate about understanding the world around me about books and information and reading the newspaper and all of these things I felt like it was a smart time to broaden the scope of what we discuss here on the show it's the same host just a different name by calling it the Rachel Hollis podcast then I can have any conversation I want with the guests and it doesn't have to be just on the subject of how do you is I said, there were two reasons. The second reason is that a lot more people know my name than no, my rise brand and so it felt like a clear way to help people understand exactly what they were going to get when they tune in. So this is Rachel Hollis podcast and I hope that you enjoy it just the same as you always have. Now this week we are doing things a little bit differently. Typically I create each podcast for Y'all in advance this week, we're going to do it a little bit differently. I am going to share something that some members of the community asked if I would re post on here, and one of the things I'm most proud of in my work is the relationship that are have with my community millions of people all over the world, some of which have been in conversation with me for over a decade and. I, hang out with them on the regular I'm in the DMZ I try and respond to comments as much as I can and the beauty of that I think is that I really get here from you guys and I try I have tried to build a company around specifically what you ask me for. So last week I did a livestream if you've ever hung out with me in the morning. At least viewed as a week I try and do a live stream on my instagram. That's usually thirty to forty minutes about something I'm thinking about something I think will be helpful and last Monday. I gave a chat called. This is why you're stuck. I have gotten so many dams from people who told me that they felt like they were sort of in this. Place that they couldn't get out of they felt like they had lost all momentum. They like they had no traction I. Don't know if that's you but it is. If you feel like you're stuck in any area of your life, this week's conversation is for you. And when I was giving this little motivational pep talk on my instagram live. Lots of people were like, oh my gosh please turn this into a podcast so that I can find this information later. So this is for Those v all who asked and it's also for those of you who didn't get to hear it before. It's a bunch of different reasons why you might be feeling stuck in the season that you're inside of I share this information in the hopes that maybe you can identify something in this mix that applies to you and that that information will be helpful. I can tell you that in my life whenever I can understand why I'm doing something that I don't want to be doing. It gives me incredible power to make change. So that's the intention here. This is my conversation from. Him of this is why your stack and if you want the opportunity to hear these kind of conversations all week long make sure that you follow me at Ms Rachel Hollis. That's Im- S Rachel. Over on instagram like I said, I do it a few mornings a week, and also you can see q pictures of my kids. 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AM sitting on my floor because it is raining today again, I'm not complaining actually, Really Love The rain makes me feel like it's fall. And everywhere else in my house is very dark. So here we are good morning to. lets us here Madison is it Keisha Keisha good morning to crystal good morning to. All the I. It's hard when it's like is it? I don't know if it's like your username or your actual name. So it feels. Anyway, guys. I'm here. wits here or both here we're both both all in black today we match each other. It. Felt like a gloomy day. So it felt like a but I dave my boots our town. So there's something guys. It's Tuesday if you were here in the US than yesterday was Labor Day. So I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Hope you got good rest and you were able to have some fun and I hope he did it safely at a socially distanced way own mermaid fives. Thank you. This is just when I sleep on wet hair and then the next morning I just go over it with a curling want. Mrs. What happens. So how am I doing Roseanne I'm doing great. I'm doing great because I'm choosing I'm choosing positively I'm joy today I wanNA talk about I. I'm getting a lot of DM's. Getting a lot of notes seeing a lot of this in comments getting a lot of questions in to the podcast hotline. Lots of people talking about being stuck sort of feeling like they've lost their momentum. They're kind of like stuck in one place and like give me a heart or a thumbs up. That's you and so this morning I made a list like. The reasons I can think of in my own life when I sort of feel stalled out and I thought we were talking about him saying, maybe that would that would help maybe that would be helpful or maybe it would sort of spark a thought for you guys. So that's where GonNa talk about say also just want to make sure everybody knows I know a bunch already have your tickets, but we are eleven days away from the last conference of the year. which is yawn. She doesn't care about conferences of, but if you've ever been to a rise conference either in person or virtually, you know how incredible they are. We've virtual conference on September nineteenth. So we are eleven days away last conference of Twenty twenty. We'll do any until next year. So I WANNA make sure we're in the countdown so. Anyway. Let's talk about feeling stuck. So Oh, someone just ask is there an option to watch it later? Yes. So the least expensive tickets dollars for nine plus hours of programming workbook and all that. But even with the least expensive ticket, you have three days to watch with the next tier up I wanna see you have a week and then with the VIP package of two weeks that you can watch. Let's jump in. Let's talk about the things and if you have if there is something that I'm not speaking that you really filling stuck in this way please comment and I am going to do my best. To answer in real time can you share your curtains beer? I will at the get a little too are also hung up my hat's finally, which makes me feel like a real human makes really happy. So right now guys like honestly I don't know that we're going to do rise business this year a lot people asking. So I just want to tell you I am going to pull in some conversations with some of my dear friends who are going to be speakers me on the podcast you can access them for free. It just feels like a little bit of a weird time to sell a ticket to talk about business. Real Just everything's changing so fast, we've had to pivot fifteen times this year and I feel like a little bit of a fake out if I throw conference where I tell you, this is how to do business because I think that. One of us is entrepreneurs are redefining what business means right now like every six weeks. So I WANNA come back in twenty twenty, one strong and with great ideas and authority, but to sell a ticket to that right now would feel. INAUTHENTIC because I don't have all of the answers and. All were entrepreneurs and like big massive businesses they're all trying to pivot and figure things out too. So if we came on and sort of told you like this is how to do it that would feel like not right because we're figuring it up to so anyway rise healthy and happy, which is all about how do you have the energy? How do you have the vitality how you live your life in a way that sets you up for success is on September nineteenth and that's the last conference for the year so. Here. We go. Reasons that you may feel stuck right now the one caveat I wanNA give is this does not apply to people who are grieving who are going through crisis who are struggling with their mental health right now that is something totally different. Okay. So that's you. You can listen to these ideas maybe something will strike a spark for you but that is not home speaking to I'm speaking to people who feel like they are stuck in like they just can't get that momentum back or maybe because of pandemic or Colvin you feel like you stalled out and you're struggling to get back up. Yes. We're doing last night he days don't worry about that. Okay. Here we go. Number One reason that this is this is just my experience maybe pertains to maybe dozen. Number One reason why? You may be feeling suck right now is that you keep doing the same thing. You are stuck in a repetition you are stuck in a routine you know that old. Like saying that says, the definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. It's always the first place I start when I'm feeling like I'm stop I feel like I'm not getting traction. The first question I asked myself is like, okay, did you are you doing the same thing you were? was there a time where you felt like you have traction? was there a tiny felt like you had momentum and what were the things that you were doing then that you're not doing now? So I usually start with m I doing the same thing and I feel like that's a great idea for you guys to sort of dig into today is like in I. Stuck in a Rut because my routine is in a Rut. and honestly, this doesn't look like an entire whole new life makeover for me. It's oftentimes just changing one thing which sort of makes the rest of it feel like it's shaking up, you can approach us in a bunch of different ways. So you can. You can change up your morning routine you can change your nighttime routine you can change up how you do work. You can change up working out you can change your nutrition usually it takes one thing for me to challenge myself a week to do it differently and kind of. Describe it. Knocks me loose like sort of kicks the dust off for lack of a better description. So start there if you feel like you're in a Rut, then ask yourself is it your routine that needs a shake-up and if you're not sure which part of your routine to shake up, well, I always say think of what's the area that you're struggling with my best friend amy says, look at the area of tension. What's the biggest area of tension that you have in your life if you can start with the biggest area of tension that's usually a great place to apply a process or routine to help you like mix it up. So reasons you may be sucked number one keep doing the same thing number two. Okay. I'm going to challenge you a little bit right now. Know that I love you but I'm going to challenge you. One of the reasons you may be stuck is that your circle meaning the people who are closer to your circle of Friends Your Family Your Circle Supports Your Comfort Zone. Okay. One of the reasons you may be stuck is that your circle supports your comfort zone. So if you are surrounded by people. who want to cling to certain T- who wants to cling to what they know who are challenging themselves who aren't growing who aren't evolving then why on Earth would you be inspired to change? Let me say it again if your if the people like the people that you are closest to are not excited about growth and evolution in themselves in their faith in their family in their health, why on earth would you be motivated to change? We stick with what we know. So if you are feeling stuck, it's oftentimes because no everybody around you stuff to. Like when I go hang out with my friends and they're challenging themselves in some way, it always inspires me always I when I'm David I. Last summer maybe guys. Hanging out with us at that point when David I climbed the mountain I don't know if you saw us do that Everest challenge we did that. Crowley I'm turning to alive right now. Thank you. We did that because we've gone to lunch with one of our friends and he was doing the challenge and when he was talking about his training, we were both. So inspired by what he was doing, we were like we're gonNA climb a mountain, which was like the dumbest thing we've ever said, and also the most amazing thing we've ever done. So it's really powerful to make sure that the people you are surrounding yourself with are the kind of people that are challenging themselves to evolve and I always say if you don't have. These people in your life that's okay. For most of my life I didn't have the kind of like circle of people that I hoped for that would inspire me challenged me to grow I found it in books. This is back in the days there wasn't social media but I found it in the pages of books, and then later I found it in youtube videos, and now you can find it impart Castro and social media. So challenge yourself to look and seek out things that are adding to your growth, and here's the thing. It's funny I. Understand that my approach to life is not the thing that everybody likes right? I totally get that I'm not for everyone in that is okay. I'M GONNA show up as myself and people me great and if they don't, that's totally fine. I am positive that there's a teacher for them. But. We're in a we're in an interesting time right now you guys we're in a very interesting time. And I don't want you to get this confused I. Don't want you to think that I am speaking about this time period because my life is easy, my life has never been harder. Ever. Going through a divorce trying to make sure that my family sees intact and I mean my family Dave and the kids, and that we do this as well as we possibly can do it this business this business on this massive team of people we had to pivot a wet shout to my entrepreneurs. We've had a pivot and pivot again and pivot again like I. Don't know if you felt like that in twenty twenty but I swear I'm like, okay, we did it. We made a change in lower figuring this out, and then it feels like something else sucker punches you and again you get thrown off course and you like it's never been harder it is never been more sexy tanatmount. There's never been a time in history where more people are excited about the idea of not growing of not challenging this life feels. So freaking hard life feels like a challenge right so why on earth would you to challenge yourself more? We're seeing this right now with. Launching our health APP and then launching this conference inside of the Health Space and I'm hearing from you guys and your like Rachel I'm trying to get through distance Arnie. I'm trying to make sure the kids are okay. I'm trying to save my business. The last thing I want to do is challenge myself to have better health. And I get it I get it, and if it's not the season for you and not I totally understand but you guys the challenge of this life is not going away. It's not going to get easier. We're not gonNA snap our fingers and have everything magically go back to what it was before that's not going to happen we are in this this is our life everyone keeps talking about twenty, twenty, two, thousand, twenty so hard I can't wait till twenty twenty s over as if we're going to turn the clock, you know on December thirty first and all of the hard stuff about this year is going to go away do. Not Fall for that. Lie That is ally. This isn't twenty twenty. This is your freaking life. Okay, and if you don't feel like you have the energy right now to to challenge yourself I, get it but don't lie and make yourself believe that at some point in the future suddenly you're going to feel like it it's September. If you're in the US this started in March, it's September. If you're in other parts of the world, it started even earlier than that. So don't kid yourself into believing that some at some point you're going to magically have the desire no, no, this isn't twenty twenty. This what your life looks like your life looks like figuring it out. It looks like taking care of yourself. It looks like taking care of your family it looks like showing off and it's not for everybody my energy might come out you my challenge I get it girl. I try to talk to these people go to bed told. Okay she listened she's she's like trying to get on my lap when trying to challenge the people with these people gotta show for the. Okay I just want you to hear that right now. I know I freaking no. The energy that I'm bringing the fact that I got up and close on today is not because why life is good it's not. It's because I have taught myself the habit and the routine to keep showing up to keep choosing joy to keep choosing positively to figure it out I've been doing this for so long that no matter what life looks like. I'm gonNA keep doing this. I'M GONNA be ninety years old on whatever social media I'm going to be like a Hologram and ninety years old showing up for you guys still telling you that you are in control of your mindset. And if you are in control of your mindset that means that you can challenge yourself and here's what you need to understand. There is mad power. When you are facing a challenge that you created instead of the one that the world throughout you. Let me say it again there is incredible power personal power in challenging yourself instead of just reacting to the challenge that the world throughout you. Okay. So it doesn't matter what it is for some of you. It's going to be a challenge to take a shower today and that's not being funny. 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The third reason today, we're talking about being stuck and why you might be stuck and I started out by saying this is not people who are going through grief or crisis or have mental health issues that make them feel like they're stuck. Okay. So I'm just putting that out there again, the third reason that you are stuck that you feel like you can't get the momentum to go again is that you have allowed. A setback to become a stopping point. You've allowed a setback in your life to become a stopping point. You have allowed. This momentary like slip up this momentary failure. Maybe even this momentary pause to catch your breath and reassess the situation you allow that to become a stop sign. a lot of times I'll describe it as like you got knocked down and you decided to stay there. Like in the in the Christian faith which I grew up in. Scripture that says gave away walk through the Valley of the shadow of death. And no joke for a lot of you. This year has felt like the Valley of the shadow of death but the scripture says that we walk through it. It says yea though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of death that doesn't say that you're supposed to stay here. It doesn't say that you're supposed to stop if you need to take a pause to catch your breath if you need to take a moment to get your bearings if you need to reassess what's working, what's not how do I move forward from here? Yes, please do that but some of you are stuck because you're choosing to be stuck some of you got knocked down and you decided that meant that this goal this dream in your heart. To break, you know the cycle of generational poverty to to do something for your life to get your education to help your family. You decided that you get a knockdown meant that you were supposed to stay there. You decided that life got to decide what you get to have. You decided that that meant, oh my gosh, it got hard I guess it was not meant to be mine. Anything worth pursuing is going to be difficult for you. Anything you guys. If feels good in the comfort zone. If feels nice in the comfort zone. That's why it's called the comfort. Zone. And Man if you're in right now, you can say like I'm GonNa Season I gotTa be here Rachel I need my rest I gotta be here in my comfort zone I don't have the capacity and I hear you this summer I was absent from social media for two months. In my comfort zone in my rest place because I literally did not have the strength to do anything but take care of my kids and make sure that my company was safe so that my team had jobs that's all I could do this summer I had to sort of go underground I had to think of it like I had to go into the cocoon. I needed that time I needed that energy we need that rescue need to listen to your heart and your body but but. Some of you also know that you've been in their way too long. Some of you feel that stirring on your heart that your called to something more that you know, you need to stand back up and go again in your clinging to the comfort zone. Okay. So, I want you to listen to me a a a momentary pause does not have to be a permanent decision. A momentary setback does not have to be a stopping place. It's time to just. Recess, try again. See. What's up see? Okay. What can I do now? Who Do I need to talk to right? You get to choose the last one I think this really good guys I. Think this one is something to think about for you today. If you're feeling stuck one of the reasons may be. Because you are leading with trepidation. Instead of imagination. You're leading with trepidation said of imagination you're leading with fear instead of creativity what I mean by that is our brains are wired to do one thing. I mean, they're wire to do a lot of things but the most important thing in our brain is to keep us alive. That's what is trying to do your brain million billion years ago. I don't even know that's terrible whenever they were cavemen right our brains. We're wired to make sure that we were safe and the way that they made sure that we were safe was that they constantly were on the look for danger. You can see this now in certain animals, right? Like they're just like what's going on what's I gotTa make sure I'm okay am I okay are we okay? Is there a Sabertooth Tiger am I about to get eaten? Our brains are on the look for danger, which means oftentimes if you don't do the work to override that and control your mindset, then you will go through life from a place of fear you will go through life from place of trepidation. And the opposite, exploited? Asleep. It's fine. The Devil's trying to get me try to keep you from this conversation, but it's Not. GonNa Happen. Here we go. The alternative to leading with trepidation is leading with imagination is to get creative is to ask better questions. Okay. Yes. This is the setback I'm facing but how could it be different? How am I show up in a different way? How could I do that? Is there a way instead of saying like this is the end asked oak will is there a way that we? Can have this thing that we is there a way that I can still do. This is their way that I can put off. Is there a way that I can make traction against my goal we get stopped by fear fear says, you're never gonNa have this your business going to fail you're GONNA. Lose your job. Then you'll lose your house fear says I'm a terrible. Teacher and I don't know how to give these kids through distance-learning fear says, we're never going to figure this out fear says, our country is full of hatred. Fear says all of these things. There's beauty. In your creativity and your imagination to come up with a better solution. I cannot tell you how many times my first instinct is to be afraid. And then. I sit with it for a minute. And I pray. And I start to think of ideas. Okay. What if we try this? Okay. How about that? Well, okay. That didn't work. Okay. Something else. You've got to be fluid. You've gotta be willing right now in the season to pivot and pivot again. Okay. Those are the four that I could think of this morning as I was trying to lay it out for you guys. Is there anything that you feel like you are struggling with an like feeling like you're stuck that I could speak to in the last few minutes here I'll love to a love to share with you. Yeah. Thank you so much. I am an attorney into a podcast. So as I was writing out today I like I, need to do it so that it's on the podcast you guys come listen to it whenever Yeah. So ask your questions here wire saying I just Wanna I said, this is the beginning of say, one more time. We are eleven days away from my last conference of Twenty twenty. It's rise lives. It's virtual conference nine hours. You can watch it in your room. You get a huge workbook. There's incredible speakers day, Shetty? Kelly HLAVAC, Trent Shelton Dave, meaty beings Chris I'm forgetting so many people there's an incredible lineup for this one is something fun to do. It's something to kick start your momentum and it's eleven days from today tickets start at forty dollars. You absolutely do not need by our ticket. I'M GONNA. Keep showing up here in motivating you guys. But if you want a little boost if you want this kind of teaching in a full day. Yeah, go to the Hollis Co Dot Com all the Info is there. Okay. Now I'm going to answer. Let's see. Girl Okay in January my brother died in March my husband lost his job in July I lost mine. We're now building a company while homeschooling five kids. Girl. You are freaking warrior. That is so inspiring. Good for you. You're standing back up and you're going again and all of us are in all. Congratulations. It's not going to be easy. is going to be hard as hell. But. You know what you're strongest. Hell. So you're going to keep going. That's incredible. I'm so inspired. Okay. So someone said laziness always the best of me what should I do? Honestly I really believe that we have to unpack things. We have to understand why something is happening or were never going to be able to get around it so. Someone called and that through the phone off when you say lazy, Number One. Really. Harsh thing to say about yourself I like my gut is, are you really lazy or you just being? Are you just using negative language about yourself? Are you listening to that voice in the back of your head? If you feel like you're low energy that's very different than being lazy right. Low energy could be because of nutrition it could be because of exercise it could be because you're struggling with. A chemical imbalance low energy could be because of something going on your body could be because you're depressed could be a million different reasons and so in order for you to understand why you're feeling that way, you need to understand what's causing it. So My Dog So my advice to you would be to unpack what's really causing that lack of energy in your life. You just said I. Don't see the conference on your website, the Hollis Co Dot Com right there at the top does a huge banner the Hollis Co Dot Com will your health at becoming a Canada? allegedly. Oh my gosh, my guys going to jeff who are apple's going to kill me but I think. This week don't Tell Jeff. I told you that I think the APP comes to Canada. I think we finally get Canadian approval and distribution this week dot tell Jeff I told you he is going to be so mad at me. Oh. My Gosh I'm having a grandbaby anxious want to be the Best Mimi First of all the factor, why would you be anxious? You're going to be incredible the fact that you even care too much. I was thinking about grandparents or parents like the fact that you care so much about getting it wrong or doing it wrong means that you're going to be great at it. Means that you're going to keep pivoting and you have a lifetime to be that babies Mimi. So even if you I don't even know how you could mess up but even if you did great. Great go again tomorrow. Imposter Syndrome I feel like I'm just repeating mentors like yourself from my community. You know what to be honest with you most people when they start out in a new field or when they start doing something new let's say you're a speaker or an author or you want to Youtube channel you want to start a podcast most people do mimic when they start out. Most of the time when you're unsure about how to do something, it helps to model behavior and oftentimes when we're trying to model behavior, we unintentionally try and model other people like back in the day when I started as a speaker I go on stage in like a suit Oh, my Lord I'm wearing overalls and like a half t like I am. Not a super kind of woman but I didn't know better and so I was trying to kind of act like other people. Until I found my own voice, it takes a while to have the courage to be yourself and I. Think it even you once you even find yourself kind of finder your voice and find your community. It even takes some greater. Like. Greater sense of self to keep leaning into that because. I know I'm kind of getting off topic here, but I wanNA speak to this is like. Once we have success in something right? Whatever it is that you're doing. Once you have success people only want you to do that one thing people only want you to show up in the way that they are comfortable with US showing up and even if it's a small amount of success, the instinct will be I'm going to keep doing this thing so that I'll continue to have love or so that I'll continue to have revenue right and the true challenge to ourselves can we keep showing up authentically? Can we keep showing up ourselves even if people don't like. US for even if people hate us, right you guys if I listened to every blog youtube video podcast again, no article that has been written about all the ways that I suck I would I would be in the fetal position in the closet right and I had to learn that. I am not for everyone and I would rather show up as myself and find five people who were like, yes girl you are kind of person then have five million people who like me because I'm fakey because I'm pretending to be something that I'm not like the you know. I mean. I. Could go off on this for a million hours but I think that. I just want you to understand. It's hard to learn to be yourself. Saying that again. It's hard to learn to be yourself. It's hard. It's difficult to show up as yourself. Especially I'm going to say as a woman, most of us are not raised to feel brave and to believe that we can be whoever we want and to just be ourselves and be loud and be extra. Race like that. So it's a process. So just give yourself some grace as you navigate this new season of trying to figure yourself out and keep asking how can I do this my way right. How can I do this in my own way? How can I show up as myself like the the example I've always used? I did podcast about this you want to listen to it but. When my favorite examples of this in the last year was I got asked to speak on. Oprah's. stage. Oprah's my hero. I've seen every episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show at least twice. A lifelong dream huge opportunity, and if you have the chance to see Oprah's tour this year it was incredible and it was very oprah, right? It was like like. Energy and like there were sound bowls and it was beautiful and it was like just was very much sort of elevated thing. And I. Really. I'm a smart woman I think I'm a good writer. I. Could have shown up and done a keynote speech that would perfectly fit into the aesthetic of Oprah's show but I was like. You get one chance to do this. And I would have been so disappointed in myself if I didn't show up on that stage as myself. And so I open for Oprah. By telling a story about the time that I lost a tampon inside of my body. And if you're wondering if Oprah thought that was hilarious and perfect Vin, let me tell you that she left her seat because she was not happy with the speed. And I watch I. She's in the crowd fifteen thousand. and. I see her stand up and leave her see and I'm like Oh my God am I gonNa. Make minimum in my head. And at that moment I got one option I can pull my foot off the gas. Or? I can go harder and I was like, Rachel, you've already done it. So just go. And the thing was. There were people in the audience are women in the audience who cackling dying laughing as I'm talking about being a mom being a wife and stretch marks all these things. And I know that there were people not audience who thought that I was trashy or that I wasn't cool or as elevated as the other speakers who is this woman on stage but Dang it. I'd rather be me and find my people then pretend to be someone and just like. Survive. Because I, think the only way that we can thrive in this life is to learn to really show up as ourselves. Okay I start my day. I hope you guys have a fantastic one I hope that you think about what he talked about in terms of why you might be feeling stuck I'll make sure and record this. I'll put it up as a podcast. If you guys WANNA listen to it later without you know the dog coming into shot and all of that. Yeah I. Hope you have a great day and I will see you here tomorrow. Whenever we're going through something hard. 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"Hey guys it's Rachel Hollis and I'm here with my friend. Trent Shelton was originally. How you doing? I'm living the dream man. We you tell listeners why we're hanging out together right now. We're hanging out because we're launching my new podcast straight up and I'm super excited so rad if you guys are not already familiar okay. With Trent he has millions and millions of fans all around the globe. Who Come to him for a very unique style of coaching? Yeah we're unique straight. The point is really as I can put it straight from the heart and breaking through those negative mindsets breaking through of what's holding you back in people's lives and long form love that so if if you guys want to hear more you're already listening on podcast platform go subscribe to straight up with Trent Shelton. Let's go let's get it. It's the morning show that no one. I'm not no one is talked about. I said no one is talking her back but if they did they probably the best way to start sir. Hello Hello and welcome today. Five defied the the last ninety days first day of the rest of your life. Welcome good morning. Hello it'd be there. Let's see human beings populating the live stream this morning. It is they married ready to Rachel. Dave Hollis here in the loneliest room of the Hollis House the place where Milady the captain of our ship usually is here helping steer. The titanic away from icebergs doesn't sound like a good way to start a motivational conversation about the best days of our lives being ahead of us. Good Morning. Rachel Hollis as you may be aware is my wife my best friend. Milady Eighty apartment business department all things last ninety days in a traveling fool so Rachel is making her way today From the woods Tennessee. Come on home honey. So excited she. It had the opportunity if you saw yesterday to hang out with two people who were able to pour into her are in in just like every kind of way as friends as People who are chasing business who we were trying to balance what you do professionally with what you do personally in. I'm kind of blurry a hold on. Let me just see if I actually turned on Sinking Wifi you know what I turned on the Wifi a little bit late now. It's paused it's reconnecting. Oh Jeez I am so sorry instagram. This is what happens when two Hollis is not here. We basically hang on by Fred. Anyway she had the opportunity to go recharge her batteries. Shoo be in community with other women. which rich as they talked about on the livestream is harder than it sounds kind of thing? It's it's neat to think that men just going to grow up in being adult in have a unbelievably close friends. But guess what it takes work. And it's hard sometimes to find find people that can relate to the situations that you find yourself in that he consistently show up in that can be in a relationship that gives as much as it hopes taken manager found that these two really decent and wonderful human beings in Jena and amy and I'm so happy that she had a chance to send or full days taking out their friendship thing. I'm also Excited because they each have built Businesses that live in a sack in the space that we ultimately are also living in working in an so. I'm excited to hear all the tips and tricks that. Ah they come back with. We've had a lot of conversations over time about how important is to surround yourself with people that are stronger than you in certain parts of your life and these women have strengths. That Rachel or I don't necessarily have yet and so to be able to sit with them and learn from them in not not be threatened by them or you know live inside of some scarcity mindset that if they were to help her that somehow it could compromise. It reminds them Rachel words help in some way compromise us. Forget that those are that's ridiculous. There's enough to go around for everybody so I'm excited to have her come back. We're GONNA hopefully pretty relaxing weekend but the weekend isn't back the topic of conversation today because we're heading into a couple of days where if you are hoping that it will go well but are not the planning for how it will go. You are not necessarily setting yourself up for success and I want. y'All be successful during day. Six in the seven of this challenge because momentum is a huge part of how we're going to make it through to ninety days if you make it through through not if but when you make it through I'm going to fundamentally feel like you have changed your lack so the first the first thing I would say is Journal is just a proof. Don't worry they look prettier than this. Hope is not a strategy is not a strategy. What is your plan for or this week and you may not be a person that normally is really deliberate and really thoughtful? For how your time blocking Laki every hour of the weekend. But I would recommend that you be a little more deliberate about Kagera thinking iggy about this again so that the things that might normally have shown up in a weekend could have pulled you off track from me really consistent this crime of yourself on the won't show up because you will have created something that helps the minimize the chance for distraction of allying that Rachel has said plenty of time. I'M GONNA steal up right now. Is The price ace of your new. Life is is your Ol- The price of your new life is your own. So if you're a person who who has historically enjoyed certain things on weekends you indulge a little bit in the drink and night on a Friday or your sleep sleeping extra long on a Saturday or do whatever your thing is right whatever. The thing is in your life the price of your new life. The price of rowing growing and coming the federal version of yourself is the sacrifice of some of the things that you used to have in your life. It's Canadian thanksgiving DOC. Hello I don't even know what that means other than I'm appreciative of the backup Thanksgiving happens here in November number happens there. Apparently this week in your Thanksgiving is anything Earth thanksgiving. The price of your new life is your old. Will the price of your Thanksgiving in Canada. This weekend made a departure from the way that you have traditionally shown up to Thanksgiving intimidated. Not Saying you can't still enjoy the presence or be connecting immunity or do of things by you. Better have a plan plan for how Thanksgiving this year it. Canada shows up so that you can maintain the momentum. Come Monday to have a great day. Aides right so a lot of times this comes back to this idea of habits and the end We I will say like each week. There's going to be a different topic is first week was just about getting people comfortable in a Onboard with just the idea of the fiber thrive work. I know that if you're on right now you've probably have but they are real quick getting up an hour earlier and doing something wrong herself. Moving your body for thirty minutes every single day getting your water. Half Your Body weight announces with water every single day. It giving out one category of food. I have given up bread which is spilled into Harvard. Hello and Ratu focusing a on the ten things every day that happened in your day that will help you. Just focus your mind on gratitude food instead of any other emotion especially the negative emotions out on the things though in coming into a weekend that you you have to be conscientious about sending we're GonNa have seen each week. The theme asleep getting up to speed. On what those five things are. Next week we're going to talk about habits right habits. This whole exercise is an exercise in habits right. We're trying to create a rhythm when for how you do life so that you show for your life from the way that you WANNA show up have it's berry simply. I guess we're GonNa talk about this next week. Are something happens. You are triggered triggered by something that has happened in your life. You have a routine routine something that usually happens after that trigger shows up and as a result of performing your routine you get a reward of some doc so I'll give you an example of how habits have shown up for me that I had to during this week find a different routine to disrupt my habit. I come home from work. I am tired like you might be from having worked the full day. I am this week because Rachel is in the middle of the Tennessee hills hanging out with four kids who all all deserve and want to have a present father. I'm excited about that. And there have been times where the trigger for being being able to transition from work days to data. Dave has common with happy cocktail with In the interest of disrupting that habits have made a decision that I'm not going to have mine work transition into dad cocktail when Rachel Hollis is not here because happy hour is something that we're going to do together so when I get home I have a trigger. Hello for kids I love you guys. You are awesome. Awesome in the trigger usually produced through Zine. I'm GONNA have a drink this week. I'm privacy five days in not one day while Richard Ellis was done. I had a drink of alcohol and instead I shaved thirteen I went outside in. Did something living with the kids in that minute. We moved our bodies we jumped around. We chased each other on bikes. We did something and I got up a war the reward or was that transition period from having come out of my work self into my dad self was all all of a sudden now able to pivot away it hadn't traditionally had previously. You have habits if you don't think you have habits I'm here to tell you you have habits and each of you has a time of day that might trigger you more often than not. Aw a scenario or situation that might trigger. You were often than not in every single time. That triggers shows up you. You have a routine that ultimately produces the war right knowing what your habits are immediate more importantly knowing what your triggers are and how oh you traditionally shown up for yourself with your routine is really important so that if you want to do something that rates your traditional routine you can catch yourself before you do. So here's the headline. We're walking into a weekend where you I. All of us us have routines we have habits in. You were now committed to a challenge that is gonNA require. Are you to fundamentally transition from the old you to the new you so you have to be conscientious today. On Friday of of what your trigger is how your trigger usually produces a routine and whether that routine is a line with this great version of you that you are showing up as during the risk five days in this because you are are you are your habits. You are these things that you do a lot of times. They're unconscious but the difference between you on Monday. Good morning coming to this livestream. When we're back together having conquered Saturday and Sunday in tax not having brings trade with the thing that you'd give out food or not having strayed for not having executing strayed with your wife? If you get here on Monday not yet when and when you get here on Monday the momentum that you are going to have on day aids the mindset that you are going to have on the eight the way that you're gonNa feel about yourself day. Eight will be monumentally different than if you're coming at a posture of having made decisions consciously or unconsciously than having to start back over on day eight right so will seek about what your triggers are. What are they win are how are they rank about? How your trigger shall op- you usually show up as part of your routine consciously or unconscious consciously and how can you today with your calendar? Some rain water that Physicians Uber's success thing about that. That's number one number two. I was I got a note from somebody the yesterday in man I love this idea because I really think the searching for Radha Tude worship of this. It's such a game changer. In just your overall mindset the way that you saw deal with Zaindy or the negative emotions that might just happen as life shows being consistent with writing down ten things every single day that you are great for for means. I know that everyone can do math. Ask for man. I didn't realize this until someone sent this to me an hour that it ended of this challenge. You are going to have a chronicle of nine hundred phase is that you are grateful. Nine hundred fans like there are times when I'm struggling to big of one or two things that I can be great before but come in December. I'm going to have almost a thousand things in a journal that on any given day I can open up and remind mind myself of the abundance that I have to be grateful for that reminder. Hopefully Win Mike. Not if black but when life throws the curb ball your way will let you reset your your mind into a into a state that who says you know what cash today might be tough but look at these nine hundred bees that I've been able to be ready for over the last three months. Mole that is achieved is amazing. I just I love that. I'm excited about that so Momentum is everything getting Mondays. Everything planning for the weekend is everything. Here's the one thing for me and maybe for you. That is right now on Friday. I'm acknowledging this is going to be the hardest thing for me and that is that I am a great negotiator and the person that I negotiate with bests is myself. Aw I have this crazy. Faulty logic thing that can happen every once in a while where I've just done five consecutive days of number of working out every day of focusing on magnitude at all the water. I haven't in my bread. Frankly it's still still the not eating carbs. They haven't had any alcoholic I am I am raper with me in the way my three. This twisted thing you works is that when I get some trigger later on today. It's going to say you you know. What did you deserve? Rake you've been so good you've done so many good things for so many days in a row. What's what's a quick quick pause from eating them? Let's have a couple of years. It's not gonNA earning money to have a couple just have it might. Rain starts to rationalize the investment that. I've made so far is permission in for me to stop this thing. That has been feeling so great. And then I have to really say one not today. Saving Your Dang right. I've seen so many people use it and I'm telling you it feels like there's some kinds of Satan spiritual warfare in the way that rain works. I have to push myself to the version of me that has been convinced by popular logic to you from this plan. In how disappointing it feels to start back over how frustrated it feels to not the promise to yourself how how proud I feel today on Friday day five in Wurley on day five and so after this keep speaking out loud. The don't listen to the ridiculous way your brain gene Kranz. Twist this into something that you should walk away from because you've been good you can now be bad because you've achieve. You can take a day off. I want to get to the end of the ninety days and just be killing it because I'm GonNa then have in two thousand nineteen jumps off of a place that is is already on such a high level. So just be conscientious. You are like me if you if you find yourself yourself negotiating with yourself or or even if you find yourself surrounded by people who are helping convince you do that. You've been so good. Why not take a day off on you have to decide whether you want to let their negotiation power influence committed set your mate right The like you're the the price of your life is is the one that the cost of your life is zero. One is important but I also think if your life is not aware is not familiar with the choice that you've made. I don't know that they're going to be a help to US staying on track. What do I mean like? My kids are very aware of the choice that you're making as this challenge. Obviously my spouse is aware trace that we're making. Our friends are aware of betrays that we're making so negative. I'm not getting invited to torchy's TACO's I'm Outta love torchy's tacos in anyone on almost any other day oxo invited torchy's so that I can have myself some chips Akeso but I'm not getting that invite right now because my circle like crew knows that I made this commitment. And if you're you're in this but you're myself if you're in this you're not letting the people around you now of what in this means the chances this is that they're going to help negotiate you out of doing this or just that much higher so I'd encourage you to end and by the way like you can't can't like rubbing their face especially if you're if it's your spouse if your if your spouse isn't a ninety day challenge that's their choice but don't let their choice e comforts the don't let the back they don't Wanna get up early They don't believe in giving food river that they don't WanNa drink water have are you questioning if worth value in. You giving it up there. Is You know that there is already in five days seen the power of of committing to something and if you can become comfortable in the discomfort you're gonNA grow said it two days ago you can't grow inside Your Comfort Zone of you've been pushed outside of your comfort zone. Even if it's a little bit scary to commit to something feels bigger than you can handle. You're going to grow role because of having committed. This is the last thing I'll say of the questions. The latest podcasts of rice together is up and out came out yesterday. It was the opening keynotes that I did. As a response to Rachel's opening you know from our live. Five couples conference which is also called rise to go and it talked about three big things she gave a conversation about. How like personal growth and personal development in doing all of these things for yourself or dislike wire into her? DNA and she felt like from day one she needed to go Wanted to go be like a better version of yourself and my conversation was honest that I really struggled with the idea that people reaching for personal development were wrote that as a man saying that I needed help from someone else that I could be better to include me as not already be or in some way implied leak and so it took a little bit of work to get to a place where I can really really embrace personal development in being a better I myself every day as just the mindset the three things that got me from where I was where right I am. I actually think really do apply to last night days and the three things are limiting beliefs. The lies that we tell ourselves that keep us from being the best versions of ourselves and examples of what they are in to give examples of. What mine are in? If you don't know what yours is. Are you all have them. I still have limiting believes you have limiting beliefs. If you don't know what you are you will not be able to navigate around them to become the best version of yourself so the person is is limiting at least the second one is mindset. We've had conversations I've seen before about the idea of roads mindset versus it's fixed mindset. I was a fixed mindset person for a long long time and having embraced the growth mindset. My future has unbelievably more potential central than it did when I thought I was already as smart as complete as I was going to beat so growth mindset in the third one on is motivation intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation. Are you motivated because you have this passion this thing in your bones and your soul. It says I'm GonNa be a better person myself or are you extra an extrinsic motivated. which is Finn's outside? Have you motivate you into doing other things if you are intrinsically motivated the staying power of your reaching for were bigger and better. Things just will last unbelievably longer than if you are dependent on somebody creating a stick or a carrot to motivate you the last one intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation. That something in real time with this challenge. There you have to design. Are you doing this for yourself or are you doing this. Because you've been a commitment or promise to yourself and you keep promises to yourself. We Sell Oregon doing this for other people. Are you doing this for other people inside associated with this the people inside of your life. There are good in that in both. If you choose this for yourself that she inside you'll get to the end. I are stronger in higher but I also believe that extra Being motivated to do this so that you can model how reaching for better version of yourself is is a great thing to your children or your partner or whatever it may eat can also be great but anyway. That was a long pitch for listening listening to a conversation about pursuit about mid on the rise. Together podcasts you have a about forty minutes time. I think it will help all this conversation of. You're having today for last ninety days because it just fundamentally changed the way that I think about pursuing a A goal in the Ritchie for diversity. So that we're on the day five. The most important message was the very first message. which is the weekend is coming? There is no livestream tomorrow or Sunday. There are no emails coming until Sunday afternoon from Rachel Chill You are as it were on your own not really. There's a whole community of people here. You're on your own as a community. So what is your plan. How have you meal plan the weekend scheduled out the weekend made sure that you have someone to help help so that you can get your fitness in on the weekend? Not Worry so much about your water not worried as much back your gratitude but those first three. If you don't have a calendar that reflects your commitment to this the chances of being successful in showing up your Monday morning saying so you are still just as on fire as you are. Today is going to be hard so with that. Are there any questions. Kenya cheat on Sunday. Now this is an every day challenge in the idea of cheating honestly I think psychology wise is a weird word and to use this. This thing up shouldn't feel like something that you have to cheat from so I would encourage you to try to find the way to get your head into a space. That doesn't make it feel like we want to necessarily cheap. y'All wake up at the same time on weekends or as weekdays we they do but we're also crazy but we do in part because we're still in the process of writing the two Vasan so being able to get time time in the morning before the kids are away you can focus on us but it's on this thing that we're doing which is writing is important so we do but really really I would say if you normally get up earlier in the week than you do on the weekend. You'd still get up an hour early on the weekend so you can have time mm for you. It just might be later than the big days in. That's okay can you remind people that water is water is water not icy not juice etc.. Or that's Real I've had people ask. Can I drink mcroy. No can you book link limited Absolutely throw throw some citrus in your water. Drink your water but water is water. We're shooting for water and We should stick to that. How do you get up early for yourself when your two year old likes to wake up at five? AM or sixteen. That's hard. I two year olds in you that way. If they're getting up at six and five our kids because mm-hmm I mean last tech schools. Let's go my kids have to be up at six fifteen so that they can be ready to leave the house by just after seven. AM So we're GonNa five so that begin. That do are famed for ourselves. You know get a little prayer time in meditation in get a little writing in do the things that are awesome slowly until those crazy children get up and distract anything else when it do. I happy Thanksgiving giving Canadians I mean Thanksgiving gratitude. Challenges seems like they go hand in hand so I'm excited about that Where already started? If you were never taught to dream big. That's a good question I would start by the the exercise that Rachel did in her her Keno to episode like not visit episode last episode on the rise together podcast. She did a visualization. Like almost almost like a guided meditation where she had people imagined the best version of themselves in years from now and I would really encourage you too. I'm trying to be unbelievably specific about what the best version of you looks like because that version. And what are they what. What did you eat in? How do how fit or your wet? Wet Time to get up and where do you work and what are you drive like the. What is your life? Look like then you. Can you start pulling back from that. In in having a conversation about what trees would be a requirement to become the urge of you. Hope be a decade from now going on vacation or a week planning to stay on this that city extra credit flying for eight hours need ideas abused take milk milk. Crap is a thing that we do on Sundays so I don't know if you're familiar with the idea of crap but meal. Prep is just be deliberate liberty about for me win. Were about snakes so I can do carrots and Hamas all day long making bags those banks. Thanks that I reuse environment of carrots and then having a thing Hamas at my desk and try to have my snacks at the same time every day Eh mixed nuts and ends up being thing that also be good that helps keep not feeling as hungry won't be happy or packets of like heated butter or almond butter. That could be used as well so anyway. You GotTa do you Let's see. Are you watching watching the. Oh you Texas game this weekend out. Yeah I forgot that that existed but yes we will be doing that. We haven't yet fully immersed ourselves in the college football scene. We came out of ritual not having attended college intermurals football league so college. Football all is a newer thing to us but then in Texas taken very seriously. I'm nervous to wear anything because everybody is so crazy about what they've written for that. I just feel like I've got on Jersey on a it'll come. We're only here for four months now so it'll show aw is a thirty five. AM central hosts know central standard time. 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