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"hustler" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Yeah I'm struggling to. figure out what he means by that. Yeah. Like maybe emotionally or some kind of Zen Buddhist wet thought also I thought that This is a great films I'm like Oh wow Robert Rosin I never heard of him. I've heard of all the king's men and that was a monster at the Oscars back in the fifties. And he's got an I went to look at all the film I figured I'd I'd see a bunch of films of his he had made This guy was a member of the American Communist Party was blacklisted from Hollywood throughout the almost the entire fifties. Cause huge hole in his career where he didn't make any film and then he made this film it. As as you mentioned in the pre podcast, he got his ass kicked at the Oscars it got nominated for almost everything guys ass. Kicked by. West. Side Story. Share enough I? He said story he made he made one more film and was so disillusioned by the process of that that he gave up filmmaking forever never never went behind the camera again. Well, and I'm like God damn tragedy. It's like Mohammed Ali, you know the US government put put him in prison for the prime of his fucking career for for the temerity saying that the war in Vietnam immoral. I said I I just thought damn that what what a what a tragic backstory to this already bleak tragic backstory that this was essentially his final film that that that was was anything and who knows how how many more films he had in and had he not gotten gotten blacklisted and and also it wasn't for necessarily involvement in the Communist Party. But like when he he refused the give up names and when they call them up all the red scare hearings he just retook does pled the fifth as his right as an American citizen and they ran him Outta town for it. So. I can crazy. So. Yeah that sucks. I will say he WANNA see all the king's men because I've never seen it. Now here it's amazing. Haven't either The hybrid seen many movies from this era but I I was impressed by the cinematography in this and it did win the Oscar for that. There were there were two Oscars that one was for cinematography. One was for art direction both. Black and white versions of that and I. I take that to mean that they also had the color Versions of those awards which seems strange to me but okay Oh but yeah at this kind of transitional appear in Hollywood I I wonder if it's of like you know silent versus talkie like did you have separate awards for that or kind of now it's like they have animated versus best and foreign written that starting to become a as as things are more and more global and has like a animated films are more and more adult like. Yeah. They have changed the awards that they give out from time to time over the years have to. But yeah I I just recall seeing a lot of shots that were really cool like one of the..
"hustler" Discussed on Bald Movies
"You know she wasn't here when I got back and she never good for you anyway she was clearly hustling look at Her killing herself, his bathroom Oh God. Yes. Just put up on this that says. This man is is bad for you. He's driven everything good out of your life, and this is this is it like? You can't look away from that now there's something. For the character Fast Eddie in that moment and you know it's it's a trope but whatever and everything that leads up to as peso well, like I remember thinking like Paul Newman goes to the bellboy things like you know, where's the key to my room and he's Like you know like giving him significant looks and stuff like what the hell like. He's going to catch them in the act like in bed right and then you get up there and you see some dudes and suit standing outside and I'm like Oh and then there's police officers on my They're interviewing George C. Scott like the energy that negative dark energy just keeps building keeps building. You're right. They do get a lot of juice from that. There's a reason. This shit is a trope because it works. So well, everyone wants to go there. You know I like fuck, you want you want you want that kind of juice and that emotion and your movies so. Yeah and then like I thought the. The final the final like twenty minutes is movies just like relentless like when he comes in there with a showdown fats and don't really fuck around with like there's no marathon forty-eight, our pool session he disliked dispatches them, and he he wins the money and he goes the leave. George C Scott just gets up and screams where's my money? I'm like. Because I thought the movie was over and then like Oh shit there's this whole thing. Wow. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's an excellent climax to this film and then it's just you know he gives his his the. And the thing just ends he walks out it's done. Fashioned is old movies. There's no credits at the end. It's just movies over the end lives has the end. Rob Because they do all the credits upfront. That was the charm of doing it that way you could just like like Leo boom, the the movies done. For me in this because it got me in the the hustler mindset, you know like show all these shots of these these really nice pool shots at showing the atmosphere around the city and the drinking and smoking and everything comes its Weirdo because I was reading. Everts he didn't have a contemporaneous review of this movie obviously because it's it's old but he had a great movie review and he said that this is the reverse structure of most American kind of like hyper masculine films and that the hero overcomes not by winning but by by giving in. I, don't know that I agree with that assessment in what way like if he just walked just gone to Ames and called out George C. Scott and walked out without winning the game and the money and all that stuff and just been like you know what? Fuck you broke stick and threw it in the corner and just walked out but he It's a hero. He won the thing that he wanted to do at great cost and sacrifice, and he grew up and wised up and got tired of like you said losing. But like he didn't give in I thought that was wild I agree with his take at all.
"hustler" Discussed on Bald Movies
"It's a fascinating power dynamic in that final scene and the you know the capper with with him. And fats like showing a bit of respect for their their games teach other is just I love that final scene it's so good. The director Robert Robertson. A bunch of leg actual nightclub tufts and thugs and collectors the play the guys that are like surrounding Newman and I think that's another place or ambiguous big ud you're right he comes in as an audience member. He comes in there the head of righteous team and I think he's going to be okay. But like I, it was a question my mind like George, C. Scott had said fuck this you know what? I? Want my fifty percent break. This guy's legs. Yeah I wasn't sure if if if his moral weight would protect him because I tell the facts wouldn't like it but I don't think fats also liked it because there's a point where the camera points over to fats and you can tell that like he thinks this is unseemly. Also he's not going to open his mouth get up or say anything and he could have probably. And it's just a war of the wills between George C. Scott and and Paul Newman, and like they're both kind of like you know like you know like. Psyche your boys, beat me up they better kill me because if they don't I'm GonNa come back and murder. It's it's kind of a little bit of a hustle within the hustle on top of the hustle and I really liked because again, I I I have no idea what would have happened in that room George C. Scott like would that a broken George C. Scott maybe they would break his arms but then everybody you know he would he would lose his mystique. Dog. Exactly he's no longer someone respect through you can trust with your bankroll or whatever. He kind of breaks his. Whole. Game to it's an in that scene I get the impression I. Wish they had made this a little bit clearer the relationship between fats and Bert because. I'm a little confused in that scene as to what is on in fats head I i. wish I I understood if this was like a sadness for a man who is under the thumb of Burt an end deeply understands both the danger and the despair. That fast Eddie's in in that moment.
"hustler" Discussed on Bald Movies
"What is Sarah doing on Tuesdays and Thursdays because he's not going to college I don't think. The, she have another man who's that. She's like you know spins those days with or like I I know something that you're supposed to understand that why she's got some other whole side hustle going on that something along those lines but I couldn't quite put my finger on what exactly the nature of it is because I don't I don't have the nineteen sixties bullshit translator and maybe that's it the movie I think intentionally vague over she makes up stories about. A lot of things and I'm not sure I can separate the fact from the fiction at some point. She says, look, it's my dad who's all this money? And he does it basically just keep me out of his life. Peter liked me but she's in that in that story where she's coming clean. She also mentions that she's not really like every time another man lives leads leaves her or she grows at she essentially comes up at another fiction to tell the net. So it's like a she now spinning the origin story of the new version of purpose ANA and I've only seen the movie once like I was left with a lot of questions like that like. You know it's almost like if you'd seen a movie called the Hustler that was based on Sarah and Paul Newman is just like where are you GonNa? Make. Your Money Eddie I, you know I go shoot some pool lake. Yeah. Yeah. That's kind of true. But like what it doesn't tell the whole story of what they're deal is So yeah, I think that's Definitely intentional it's supposed to be muddy. It's supposed to be like she is maybe up to some game. She's maybe not you don't really know audience a at least. I don't know as an audience may be in sixty one everybody knew it was just unspoken. But yeah I think like they're both hustling and they're just trying to show the parallels there. I there's a couple things I also liked the scene of him where he like as pissed off. Well, he hasn't pissed off you just walked out on his old manager and he's trying to come up with another bank roll to get you know Minnesota fats back on on the line and He plays it this just like you can tell this neighborhood bar is. Like just the worst kind of like smokey filled shit hole pool junkie place and I have a bar neighborhood called the arena. That's exactly like this like no vertical surfaces made out of the same constructed material lack the floors and the ceiling don't meet at the same angles. There's a whole bunch of bizarre altitude changes. The floor plan makes who the hell knows By there's another thing that. It here's like old Hollywood, the scene of them breaking his thumbs. Was So wildly done that. I'm like Oh did they rape him with a pool stick like what the Hell happened? This is such a bizarre. So like until he showed up with the next scene with his hands in these enormous cat oh. No before that he had the foam rubber hands all kind of swollen and mangled..
"hustler" Discussed on Bald Movies
"I got troubles and I can tell you got troubles. We should really just kind of leave each other alone of like I like you too much to involve you in my hustling. And she but then they can't resist each other because they're also kind of weirdly perfect for each other perfectly understand. Yeah. Like they're both living outside the margins of society deems acceptable for them to be doing it only they can handle it straight long enough to understand that about each other, right? Yeah. Yeah and there's a whole bunch of leg just like I remember spoilers here we're gonNA start spoiling the shit out of it But like there's this the point where the movie really made me like at one point Paul. Newman, slaps her yeah which was lag fucking moments and then like Win George C. Scott kind of worms his way into Paul, Newman's characters life and just starts. Eating it from inside out like a vile lucky drank a vial of acid turning him against Sarah. Then say like I. IT'S A. The movie kept going like even darker from where I was expecting it to go. Yeah You know it's very tasteful for like Hollywood standards like you know her the eventual suicide is shot in a way that like. You. have to. You know it's like a child would understand why Paul Newman is. So upset with what he's seeing in there because there's like just a spot of blood on sinking that's it and it's all in black night. So there's no reality. twenty twenty, the whole fucking bathroom floor would be read and it would be in vivid technicolor and you have the full horror of it but now I love the way shot I. Think I think it's it. It's really good in the moment with Paul Newman because you're not sure what happened there until you see the aftermath. But the film like it's like the whole first act is is breathless thing. It's like you know I thought like when he sits down with Minnesota fats and he's starting to shoot this game pool like well, this is going to be you know he's going to his ass whipped and then he's going to level up through the whole film and then he's GonNa come back and win for good. But like that first match, it's weird it's almost like if you were watching rocky and the final fight. Happens in the first act and then the climactic fight is just like a minor rehash of that first amazing fight. This pool game, they start playing pool at eight PM. They don't start playing until four o'clock in the I think four o'clock the next after the next afternoon it's this weird llamas kind of. Endurance Pool and. It's I don't know. If that's a normal thing, I feel like it's not as hustle you're probably in and out pretty quick in these places. So as not to get found out But. Yeah. I mean everybody knows what the score is here. The. Nobody. Nobody's being hustled. This is just to professionals going at it for money there. It's a prizefight they try. It's hilarious because newman comes in they're like, Oh, who's that Fast Eddie Felson guy who's he never heard of him riot? Yeah. He's GonNa try to hustle these guys but then it becomes clear they're displaying at some point. And there is that's the thing it's like it's never not a hustle because like fats agrees to play for one hundred dollars a game, which is a princess son back in the day. But the next time he comes in, he wants a thousand dollars a game because he's like you're I know you're you know I know you're dangerous now because almost beat me in fact, the only reason you didn't beat me is because you're loser..
My Biggest Lessons From 4 Million Podcast Downloads
"Tae Guys, it is Michaela here and I'm back with another solo episode I. Hope You guys are doing well protecting your energy and protecting your piece. It's so so important especially right now you guys this is the Mossel episodes I have done in a while and maybe doing for a while because we're going to get back to our interviews with side. Hustler's turn entrepreneurs however however. I definitely wanted to jump back in and share my experience giving birth during a pandemic have been doing juggling up getting back to being a mom for Noor and just how I'm easing back into a podcast life, my work life and I'm glad I've been able to catch you guys up and also catch all of you new listeners. Shout you guys for joining the journey as well. the last episode I shared how I did it turning a podcast into a full time business and this episode I want to share the lessons I have learn overall journey podcasting. So four years and four million downloads. Later, this is going to be my breakdown of what I really think contributes to my success. When I was starting out on this journey I, didn't know where it would lead. Of course I had dreams and everyone who starts something you want it to be well received you wanted to be big you want it to be so successful. So of course, I had those thoughts but I also thought that I was hoping to gain inspiration from my guests and figure out what to use my talent. What kind. Of Business to start with talents that have the skills that I have, I did not think that I would focus on the podcast itself and ended up leaving my job two podcasts full-time. So that was a surprising life turn. I tested things out empty always work and in a lot of trial and error I also learned through spending time researching my ideas researching my industry and investing my own money into training conferences. And classes to learn more and then put what I learned into practice immediately and emphasis emphasis emphasis on the word practice because there was no one who had a specific blueprint for what I went to do like once I figured out that I wanted to scale my podcast with certain level. There was no class that I could take that taught me that exactly that's why I teach what I know now podcast Mongols. Because here, I have the blueprint I've done it and I'm doing it and I wanna make it easier for everyone else rather than trying to piecemeal information from all different sources So the practice was essential and now as I reflect, I can identify some of the key factors that have allowed me to have a successful podcast. So here goes, I, have divided it into lessons for y'all already. So lesson number one. Don't be afraid to be known for something for Steinhaeuser pro podcast is about black women entrepreneurs who scaled from side-hustle two fulltime entrepreneur myself included. I'm not afraid to be known for that nor do I shy away from focus on black women because it may make someone else uncomfortable the people who need this show the people who listen to this show span, all races and genders. Okay but but but sir. The reason I focus in on black women and the reason I focused on that specific specific topic is because I want people to understand what this show is about you will have. No. Problem sharing this with somebody else because I. Make It crystal clear what we talk about. So often when my podcast moguls members joined the program, one of the first questions I asked him is what is your podcast about and often they tell me two or three different things Oh i WanNa talk about leadership in corporate America also WanNa talk about you know dating with my girlfriend bring her on as a guest and then i WanNa talk about I don't know travel. And always have to say we weightless. Let's roll it on back in the stroller back because. You are doing this as a catchall because you're afraid to be known for something. This is when we have to work together to refine their podcast topic. What's often behind their answer and their topic being so broad so vague and Goose for a better word. Is there fear of being pigeonholed? But when you are known for something, you're just floating around in the podcast categories not really fitting in nut grabbing anyone's attention because they have no idea how your show will help them how your show entertain them and you're just making your life harder. What is the use of having a show? If no one knows what it's about then they? Can't recommend it. One of the keys to the growth of sidelines Appro is that it was specific and specific things are sharable and sharable things are scalable. So do not be afraid to dig deep and be known for something because if someone can't walk away from listening to your podcast and tell someone else in one sentence, what is about then it's going to be very hard for you. So own your topic.
Stephanie Fleming on organization, life hacks, and how she built 'The Happy Planner' and 'Me & My Big Ideas'
"Are so excited to. To introduce incredible Stephanie Fleming. She is a creative entrepreneurs speaker of and wellness seeker. Most notably, she is the CO founder of me and my big ideas creator of the happy planner, and what began twenty years ago as a tiny garage business is now an industry leading lifestyle brand and offers a wide variety of products that inspire customers to live creatively and plan a happy life. Please welcome Stephanie to the show. Okay, we'll Stephanie. We are so excited to have you on the here for her podcast. Thank you so much for joining us. And we are so curious about everything that you've created and your and so I think. Our audience is going to be very very interested in the business aspect of. Everything that we're about to talk about some super excited cool. I'm so excited to be talking to you. Guys for those who don't know. Tell us a little bit about your health. I'm Stephanie. Fleming and I'm a creative entrepreneur. I actually call myself like an accidental entrepreneur. I started my business me and my big ideas with my mom twenty actually over twenty years ago started in my garage with an idea of just one idea for making stickers for the scrapbooking industry at that time and. And really just kind of wanted to do it too. I needed a creative outlet. Yes, but I needed to pay the bills like I. was you know a young mom and struggling to make ends meet, and just really wanting to like. Go out there and I would do anything because I you know I wanted a better life for myself, and for my kids and and so I was definitely you're. You're? The definition of a hustler like I was like I have no money, but I will put in the sweat equity so. We been hustling with me and my big ideas for. Over twenty years now, and we've created everything from paper stickers and now planner, so planners is our latest the happy planners, our latest product line and It's just been such a a wonderful thing for us to get into because we get to share a love for creativity for positively, and that's been kind of where I have fallen in the last probably five or six years which. Not only being an entrepreneur in a business person, but also being able to be the spokesperson for our product and our brand, and that's something that I've been totally passionate about. It's amazing. I'm curious. So, what did you do before you started your business? Were you a stay at home? Mom? Did you have have a job, so I was? I was pregnant when I was eighteen. Not Married had had a baby, and when immediately from high school to I need to find some way to take care of my son and I did in home daycare for eight years, and was daycare provider for six kids usually at one time and it was you know it's honest work? It's hard work. It's eleven hour days for you know for eight years and you know all I to do is be a good mom, and and so I didn't have a college education. I grew up in the craft industry though my. My parents had a manufacturing and distributing business so I grew up from picking orders in the warehouse. To you know watching my parents who are entrepreneurs basically navigate the craft industry and come along with them to trade shows and things like that so I always had that creative bug, and and even as an entrepreneur as a kid I was making little catalog, so you can buy these cards here, my designs and so, but then life hits, and then you have to go out, and you know and do the best you can and and so at the time. In one, thousand, nine, hundred eight. My mom and my mom had sold that business, she and my stepdad divorced and they sold their business, and so she was kind of at this place in her life where she was like okay. I'm ready to start over, I need. She was probably my age now, and it was like thinking I need to start over and figure out what life looks like for me. Now and I was saying I just I want to start something something I want to do anything and so my mom had some seed money and. Like I said I would do. You know so. I stayed up all night trying to find just hustling to find hair. Competitors are advertising in this trade magazine. So that's a potential a mailing list for so anything possible. I was willing to do so. Yeah so it was not like I had this pedigree of an MBA, and I'm going. Go start a business, and that's why I say I'm definitely. An accidental entrepreneur, but I've I've loved it. We'll story. It is very very cool. It seems like you had it in your blood like raped in the beginning. Though like it was something that you're meant to do. I, think so. I think without knowing that that's what it was like. I was just cleaning out. One of the things we've done in quarantine is cleaning out our garage and so all my memorabilia. That's where I found my card. Catalogue of here are the things you combine I'm like I always was. Experiencing entrepreneurship right in front of my is growing up but I never really knew it. In fact, my mom was in charge of all of the creative side of the business, and was the one in charge of new products, and out there trying to find out what creative women were doing next, and so when my mom would go on an rnd shopping trip and take all of us with her. We didn't realize what we were doing was watching her shopping trends and seeing what was out in fashion, and how we can bring that into the craft and creative industries, so when it just seemed like something natural, and now I'm trying to identify people go. Where do you find your trend Mic-? Just Watch I. Just look and so yeah. We were Kinda groomed without knowing that that's what was happening. So cool and so. You had your first business you? You began doing that twenty years ago. And then you landed to the happy planner, which has been a huge success and It's a it's a beautiful book. It's something that you want to. Hold in your hand, and just like carry with you all the time. It's so cute and fashionable. Where did that idea come from? And how? How did you of get to that point? Where like I want to be in this market of making planners? Happy like honestly we've had a lot of great products that of sold weller mckellen's pretty cool, but the happy planner is like it's so me. It's totally me so the the way we came up with. It was pretty much the same process that we did it with anything. As we and my sister is heavily involved in product about men in our company as well, but we watch in decide okay. scrapbooking was huge for a while, and so we were able to kind of ride that. That wave and we've kept coming out with products and line extensions and and then you kind of see that it was kind of starting to taper off. It was not as popular and the products weren't as weren't selling and going doing the having the sell through that they did before, so we're like okay. We need to know what creative women are doing next. which is what my mom did, so we would always be looking for what. What what do i WanNa do what is something that's interesting for me. and and then also kind of searching pinterest looking around water, creative women doing so for some reason on pinterest people were taking just regular planners from staples, or whatever and they were putting our scrapbooking products, stickers and things and making them cute but the scrapbooking don't really fit like they don't fit size-wise. They didn't fit if you're you know the stickers we were. Were to commemorate memories and things, and that's not necessarily the things that you need for planning so I kind of just you know, and they were boring to staples like office supply things. They have black brown different color bays. You know really great. You know what I think. Someone would would think the businessmen would like. And then there was like three designs that were like purple. Paisley or some ugly grandma color. You know I'm a woman, I. I don't want that, so we thought definitely we could do better in design. We could get them more affordable. We could create accessories that would go specifically for them, and then you could put in those accessories like things that are positive so that every single day when you're planning when you're having fun putting stickers out ever, there's this creative positive message that makes you happy that keeps you going, and so it was just a kind of another. Offshoot into what we normally do. What are creative women doing? And at this point? It was like people are busy, and they want to be creative, but they need that little bit of licensed to say it's okay when you're planning your schedule. You can kind of put a sticker downer. Says you can do it or just. Those little positive affirmations make a make a big difference. I love that so much were all about positive affirmations and There's something that I still love about having a planner in front of me like an organizational planner. Where where I. Can you know touch the pages and I can mark things off. It's so different than a calendar on Google you know and I've always I've i. still have a planner, so I love that, but I'm curious because you have built such a successful brand and obviously. You've separated yourself in so many ways by having something very unique You offer as something that's very I would say year to the millennial woman. But how how have you separated yourself with your branding? I'm just so curious about like where your sales come from utilizing social media, you have a huge social media following. So, how what kind of what was your? What was the method to your madness at that point when you started thinking ahead? Yeah, so at that point. We had we had a very successful company in the craft industry and up? Until that point, we had what I figured successful products. We didn't really have necessarily like brand. Following social media was just coming up, but you know there was something about the happy, and I think my own personal passion for the product helped in planning it. No Pun intended. because. I feel like we got to this place or like this product line. I just feel like we need to be able to have a brand. There's gotta be a message behind because the message of the product is so powerful and so really. What happened I mean there wasn't? A Master Plan I love this product so much. That I just started talking about it and sharing on social media back in the periscope days. You remember, periscope yeah. Remember. About it and I just said you know what I would anytime we would come up with something, or we had something new exciting happening in office. I'd like I'm just GONNA share. It's just going to be I wanted to our product and the brand to feel like like we were just friends sharing like. If I was you know to call you up and say Oh, my Gosh I'm so excited. We just got this prototype in, and here's what it looks like. Here's how I'm going to use it and every. Every new products came in. We previewed it on periscope did live Q. and A. is, and and that's before people really doing that and we were sharing the process and the product, and sharing my excitement, geeking out over stickers and a paper planner you know, so. It became I thought there was really no plan other than to share authentically, and that was really before, but you know everything authenticity be authentic was just such a overused catchphrase, but that's what it was because I didn't actually want to be the spokesperson. For our company, and because it's such a team effort, and so I'm not. I'm not maybe maybe I wouldn't had the idea for. Let's let's look into to paper planners, but I didn't create designs, and I not the artist, and I'm not the one who source the product and sold it in such a team so but. In order I felt so passionately that. Don't have relationships with companies. They don't have relationships with products, but they have relationships with people and brands, and if I could be that conduit. To Give A. Personality to our land our company then. I'm like all right. I'm willing to do because I was the one before it was like no, I don't really want to know I'm just I'm fine to not do it, but when I was sharing something, I was so passionate about the following just came. We did not say hey. We want to get to I. Think we're over six hundred thousand on instagram. We didn't have a plan for that. I mean eventually to grow. It takes you get to a certain point. It's like okay now. You have to plan, but we grew our numbers very very organically, and by just engaging with them. You know true engagement and it's. It's not even just the number in the plan, but it's like. Are you engaged? Do you care about your followers? Do you care about your customers and deal you know? Are you engaging that way? Are you doing it for the rise near following? Are you doing it for the sale? Are you doing? Are you doing it because this? Just feel so right to you know. Yeah while you're on that topic, too. Because so cool that you grew organically because. I mean it's such an easily marketable product, but also like how how do you stand out amongst your competitors are? There's other planner companies out there. So what's your differentiating factor with your product? So at the beginning? We were the only ones pretty much doing what we did, so we stood out really quick, and it's almost like I. Always say like it was like. Like when I had my first when I said WHO's very well behaved typical. I am such a good mom. And then my daughter came a second, and she is like great, but she's you know totally like wild spirit and I'm like oh my gosh. I need to to work at this little more. So when we did when all of a sudden you're like It's growing and you're thinking. Oh, my gosh is great. People are just listening, and then all of a sudden when you're onto something, people and other brands and other companies go. They're onto something I. Think I'm going to try that, too. And then what you were doing so authentically is being duplicated right so. So what we have always done I think and even back in the scrapbooking and paper. Crafting days was just advice. My mom gave me is just really don't worry too much about what other people are doing. Find out what you uniquely do. What is it that your company or your brand do what do you? How do you stand out and for US There's a lot of people who have high end stationary and people. People that are saying a professional and I want it to look like this or I. Don't like this about your as well. This is who we are. We are colorful and fun and were affordable. We have a disc bound system where you can change things in and out, and those are some things honestly and with the brand that will turn people off when you really claim like who you are. Some people are going to say. Well, I. Don't know but I. don't like that well, but this is who we are when you can really find that those are the things that just kind of narrowed down, and you nail it down so much that these are the things that make us unique, and so for us. We embraced all of that. That is who we are fun and colorful, positive and an interchangeable, and all these things about the product and about our messaging. That's what we focused on, and I think even especially going forward when it becomes harder and you. Maybe at this point, we're going like you see a slowing in not just gaining followers as fast when you get up high. And there's more people in the space so for us it's how can we find? What, we, what is it that we offer? That's unique whether it's the message product. And, you kind of have those pillars of our being authentic. Is it something that's different or are we just white noise in the space? Should we be making a change? We be pivoting. Right now do. Is there something we need to be doing to be more aware of the surroundings of the economy of this of society so You're constantly looking for you have to just be aware. Of who you are where you're going and not being paying too much attention to. The competitors and the people aside. It's really hard though it's hard to do because you find yourself looking. They're doing so good over there. Maybe I should change and go that way so knowing who you are is a huge part of that success for us. And, I love how you really made an emphasis on. Being okay with not being a good fit for everyone, and you know we talk about this even on social media. How you know people always give us questions on. You know my Gosh I I lost if I don't post for three days. I'll lose one hundred followers well if those people want on, follow you because you haven't posted three days. They're not your people. Like they were never people anyway, so I love that you have you have a focus and you understand your branch so well. The you know who you're catering to, and also you mentioned pivoting when you need to because. You know I think that people get so focused on the end goal, and if it's not if it doesn't turn out exactly how they anticipated that it would be, they give up right, so I think that's I. Love that so much and it kind of brings me to my next question on. The hardships entrepreneurship because I think that when people look from the outside, they see this beautiful brand that you've built a successful mom who's who's doing it all, but it takes so much work and behind the scenes that the people don't see. Can you walk us through some of those hardships that you faced in how you've kind of gotten through them? Oh yeah and I think. I'm so glad you brought that up because you especially on social media, people will see their, so they'll say. Where were you because I'm pretty active on my own, and then also I with the happy planner, but it like where were you? We Miss John there. I'm like you guys like if I would have shown. What I was doing for the past seven days, it was get up in the morning. Go to work. Stay there till seven o'clock have like meetings altay come home barely figure how I'm going to get the door dash before I wanna fall asleep, and then you know over it over and over again and I'm like it's not glamorous. It's hard There's a lot that goes into it. You know and you have to love it if you are somebody who has your own business or your own brand? You have to love it because it is not I mean I would say. Ninety, eight percent of it's not glamorous, but it's rewarding. You know it's something that you love, but you're GONNA have failures. You can't be afraid to work hard and fail. Because, you're GONNA. Do both of those all the time? And you know and learning from your from your failures for me. It's like you know we've had products that the ones that you've mentioned like happy planner that quadrupled the size of our business in the matter of two years But in the in between, and we had already had like a pretty successful company, and we were like well, but what you don't see, are all of the things where you come out with the product and you're like that's a dog. You Know Kate next. What do we? Can we learn from that? You know that's what you can't. You can't shy away from it, but nobody wants to see that nobody, but those are the lessons. Are you know what you're seeing? When when you see the happy planner is our success of you know Gosh over twenty we did that. It was fifteen years. I think into the our business before we hit that like Grand Slam, we'd had several. You know that was. This product was a triple. This one was a strikeout. This one was a base hit. And then you know, we never know we not. Even we're not even. Promise that we were going to have that big of a success that we just kept going and every time we did we learned something like Oh we didn't do. The packaging wasn't right or you know. Maybe we rent to too early into that trend, or maybe we didn't research it enough or maybe we learned something every time but I mean we've had. We've had product failures. We've had really difficult times in the economy I've been around here through September eleventh through the two thousand eight crash where the business was doing great, and then all of a sudden we've had were having to like have layoffs and figure out how to make the hard decisions. To keep your business healthy and around and surviving, and that's really hard. I mean that's something that right now we're going through. You know we have. Luckily we've got a great basin. We've had a very successful business, but this is a gut punch, and for a healthy business like ours. This has been really difficult and I can only imagine if you're struggling before this, but you just have to figure out you. It's almost like a business as almost like being a parent. You've got to make those tough decisions. Decisions you know that not everyone's going to understand. That's going to be hard. It's going to keep you up at night. and those those you don't see those on social media. No one's sharing like we had to really hard today and or have been meetings all day, and if they are, they're showing you the picture of themselves looking really cute, and you know here I am with my thing and it's. It's just not always like that victims hardly ever like that, so I think it's sometimes i. I've shared lots more real version especially on my own personal social media on instagram. Especially because I, think we do a disservice to. Everybody but to women's in general specifically where it's like if you're trying to be an inspiration and trying to share with other women, this is what if I can, we can all be here for each other. You, know in business, and this is how we can succeed. We are doing a disservice if we are just showing what our lives really never looked like And how how then do those? How'd you push through? How do you push through at the worst times for people that are listening that are entrepreneurs have launched their business or not seeing success right away. Like what have you learned to cut has kept you going. I think i. mean this sounds like something that my husband would go. No, if you can't measure it, you can't manage it because he's. My husband was our CFO CEO and. But for me, I, it's so much into an instinct. And then pushed through because I believe in my instinct very strongly. There's a thing like I feel like you know for us. We were very fortunate that the business that we started stayed healthy, and was viable forever, however I. Kind of look at our product launches in our product releases and different product types almost like many businesses, because there comes a time when you know this isn't working, you know there comes a time when you're like. We just need to let this keep going. We need to work at market. We need and you just you kind of. If you're really being honest with yourself, you know when it's like am I pushing too hard for something. That's not really making. Any headway or do I just need to keep working harder and I feel like You know if we ask ourselves how we done everything. HAVE WE EXHAUSTED EVERY OPTION? That's what I think. We need to kind of listeners, though because I just feel like if you are sitting here like. With a struggling business, let's say whether it's from the economy or just like I'm just not going anywhere It's hard because some people will say just keep going. Just keep going all the time. I don't think you should do that all the time. Sometimes you want maybe need to move onto. Something different doesn't mean you're not going to be. In business or start your own company, or but maybe this, isn't it? Maybe it is? Maybe you're just sitting there going. You know what this is going to be tough times, but I believe in this business i. know we have and we're going to keep going, so you kind of have to listen to that. You know you're got to say. Where are you? Are you? You know? Do I need to keep pushing through this, or is there something else that I need to be? Doing are exploring. It's such a weird time to because with everything going on I. Mean People are obviously doing less news less really to plan but I think there's still an opportunity and it's great that the product isn't just a manner planning out your daily activities that can also be used for intentional set goal setting in just writing down thoughts that you have journaling so I love that it's it's I town that regard Have you guys thought of ways to during this tough time? Kind of still sell your product in different ways or maybe thinking about different product lunches. Were you know what kind of has been brewing in the last few weeks, so it's like a perfect example of. Of evolving and pivoting right so like. Yes, when you're when we're looking at people that are planning your days just filled. My days were just like I couldn't even have the whole damn thinking. How tiny can I right because there's so much going on, but you know one of the other things we have in our product, minus positively journaling and guided journals, and then when you you know for us, it would be so tone deaf to be talking. Talking about we know you're busy. Let's just talk about busy busy busy schedule Hustle. Let's go because this is not the time for that, so we had to look at. What do we have in? You know in our offering. And what do we have What do we think is important or is there something else we can offer so for us? you know slowing down journaling 'cause for me. It's all about putting the pen to paper. I Love I love my. Technology and I. On my computer as well, but there's something to me about writing stuff down whether it's my schedule and prioritizing key efficient or whether it's like you know just journaling what I'm grateful for writing that down I did a whole like wellness like year in two thousand eighteen, where every single day for the entire year I journal. Like what am I feeling I thought it was going to be like more. Of a fitness thinks I like. My cholesterol is high, and I needed to lose weight, and I was going to do all these things I'm going to travel the stuff and what it became was. Oh my gosh, I'm realizing that I'm tagging my emotions now like when I would write things down the journaling became the biggest part for me is what I was feeling like I was really I felt very marginalized that meeting today, and I came home, and I think like I was going into hibernation. You know and I was angry and I was, but I was identifying my feelings. Why was I instead of just going like writing down my food log? You know it's like it wasn't helpful for me. I. Know How to eat healthy. But to realize that when I feel angry, I don't know what to do with those feelings and to eat them you know, or and I'm like an eye stuff them and I. Try and do anything in Canton. and that was like a realization for me, so we're kind of leaning into that and saying hey, right now when you're stressed or you're afraid or whatever it is that you're going through. What can you lean into? And how can you get in touch with your feelings whether it's do journaling or if you really do maybe you're a mom who is trying to work fulltime at home and also. Also home school your kids to the distance learning the. Maybe you need to be really efficient, so you need to you know. What is it that you need and listening to that? Do you need to be productive? Do you need to be kind of moving a little more inward, and then just writing it down and really getting out of your head and onto paper, so you can help process it. Yeah I need to start journaling. That is something that. I know he's for the whole year. Did you notice that it had a huge impact on? It changed the way I thought it totally and I'm the same way because I'm like I'm so famous for starting a journal. And then it's really good for like a couple weeks, and then it's empty, and I keep it and all these like you know journals that have a little bit done in the beginning, and then like I wish I could combine them all. And are they now? It's like so I just said I have never made like a year long commitment to myself I. Will I mean I will do anything for my kids. My husband, my family, my, you know the team of me me and my big ideas, but for me. It'd be like I'm always the first one to get shoved off the list and so I, said I need I was stressed because just like what you were saying. Our business was. Wildly successful that year, and the year before that but I was so stressed out. Because when you quadruple the size of your company, and you're trying to do the same things that you did before scaling it and learning how to do that so quickly is really stressful for a for a creative person who likes to do things like. As I'm inspired. And so. So dealing with that was huge, so all of these things that I saw which were gaining weight having high cholesterol, not sleeping at night, having hiring Zaidi I was thinking, it was because I'm out of shape or this and I didn't really realize accepted the journaling. which that's not what I started to do. That it was more than just that and so this journaling process just gave me. Such clarity and insight into my own feelings that I had no idea and I don't think if I if I just tried to do that at the very beginning for just a little bit I, don't think I would have. Gotten as deep because like doing it every single year someday the destroy today sucked. He knows the worst day ever and I didn't know how to see it through, but then as I got used to journaling just as an exercise every day. I learned to go. You know to just kind of. I guess like look a little deeper. Really. Shed light on stuff that I had no idea I was looking for. I feel like now. I'M GONNA. Go buy one of your journals because I'm so inspired by that by just what you said and I think that I'm someone that just keeps everything in my head and I talked to myself all day every day just. All the things that have to do all the things that should you know that are behind me? That I should have done yesterday it's that's great. I love that with you. You know you don't realize that when you're not like kind of emptying out. It's like for me I was not able to. I was not able to like think of I was kind of creatively blocked, and then I was like even motion. Lee blocked and they just didn't realize because I'm the same. I am an over thinker. I like I process everything and I just I kinda hold onto it and I get very wrapped up in my own head, and so it was just almost like an emptying of it and helps me sleep. Helped me do all that stuff, so my guys. I think you'll love it. Okay. I'm sold. journaling. Borsch, now let's talk a little bit about living intentionally, which is very much related to what we're talking about now, bite. What does it mean for you to live intentionally? And how can people cultivate a more meaningful life? Because obviously you found your passion, you work really hard at you. Know keeping your mind rate, and it seems like you're a very self, reflective person, but how how have you gotten there? I think. I've always been somebody who really likes. Growing looking inside I ask a Lotta questions of myself and. Other people like I. Try and tell my husband like I'm not really trying to psychoanalyze you. Even I would love to just get into everybody's head, but I think that there's so much we can learn. And one of the things that I have learned just by trying to grow as a person and being teachable. Has Been You. Know there's nobody in the world that is going to take charge of my life, my happiness, the things that I want that me. Matt what happens around me it doesn't you know we can all we can all be complaining about what's happening in the world with your job with your relationship, but when it really comes down to it, you're the one that's responsible for what it is. You want in your life and how happy you are. And so for me, it started with number one. I needed to. Learn how to love myself because I didn't love and accept yourself believe you're worthy of all those things, and then once you believe that those things started kind of coming into my life and a realize it's like you know. That was something that I had to really focus on. I had to work on with myself I am. We're a project, so if you go out there, and you really want a job, or you really want to start a business, or you want a relationship. You have to almost I think. Go for the life that you want with that same passion and I mean for me. It's just been about really starting to identify. What is it that you want? What is it that makes you happy? And how do you need to get that? I think that's why I'm a planner at heart, because living intentionally as really planning, you're trying to like you have to identify something first and then figure out how you're going to get it right, so it's like for me. Identifying. What makes me happy? What the name of our podcast plan? Happy Life at the Tagline for our company. Or for the for the happy planner, because really feel like you know if if for me, I need to identify what it is, that makes me happy right, and so I'm not somebody who is an Adrenalin Junkie I'm not someone who needs a lot of activity in my life, I need I need serenity a need. Calm I need a place to be creative I want to go travel I want to be with my family so when I. Start to really identify Granular Li, like what it is, that makes me happy and what I want I can easily say you know okay well. Then I am intentionally going to make the choices that get me closer to those things that I want and. It's really a responsibility. You know it's really taking responsibility for For the actions that we take and you know and I think it's empowering I actually feel like instead of going like Oh. My Gosh I'm responsible for all of these things in my life and no one's going to do about me that makes me. I think it just gives it gives me the power back to say you know. Stuff can happen all around me. Crap can just be going on like everywhere and internally I can live intentionally with what makes me happy, which what? And I can be. Responsible for especially this stuff that's going on in my head. You know so setting intentions of you know whether it's daily whether it's setting an intention for a year or whenever you're feeling like you need a little more clarity into. What am I working for I think it's a really powerful thing to do and I know sometimes when things get more popularity. They gained that whole like people in Oh. Yeah, okay. Setting intentions are doing all this, and it sounds a little Wu, and all that and I'm like it, but it really really makes a difference in how we live our lives, and the decisions that we make yeah, and it's all it all goes back to taking accountability, right and totally nine I. always talk about this on the podcast where a lot of people struggle with that I. Think they kind of have this. Poor me, mentality or you know I could never accomplish that I'm not ex- enough. I'm not educated. Enough I'm not. You know fast enough smart enough pretty enough whatever it is, and I just do I. Hope that if pe- when people listen to this episode, they really if they take anything from it. I really hope that they listen to what you just said. Because it's so powerful, that's such a like. I can't I've had a lot of things. People will ask me like well. Of course, it's easy for you to be happy because where you are today, you know and I said, but but here's what you don't understand is that? The reason I'm happy is not because I have all the things that I have the reason I have all the things that I have is because a happy positive person who believes that I have. that. What happens in my life is a result of you know of the way that I go about it and what I believe I deserve and how and then I can have those things I'm happy. And I'm positive period. Doesn't necessarily. Happy happy I just mean like I'm going to be content and positive and optimistic in my life. No matter what is going on and I have lived through a lot of things I've had like I said I shared with you. Guys had some traumatic things in my childhood that have happened I was had a child eighteen I had a lot of money issues. I'm growing up. I was in an abusive relationship with physically and mentally, and there's a have been drug abuse them I mean lots of things that I've had to deal with and. I could very easily any of those instances been. Why did this happen to me? I could never start a business because I don't have a college education and they don't have any money, and they don't have this and you know. What will people think of me and you know a? Growing and believing that you can do something, no matter what like having that resilience and having that. Like I'm just going to figure it out like I said I. It pretty much anything now I'm probably going to be more of a of a jack-of-all-trades master of none but that's okay. That's who I am, and that's really has gotten me where I'm at, but yeah. I just I think if anything I totally agree with you. If I share anything, it would be that no matter what your circumstances are in life. I think optimism and. And believing that no matter what happens to you, you will get through this, and you make something of yourself, and you can get the things that you want in life If you know if you're working, you work hard. You have to be willing to work hard. You have to be teachable if to learn to be confident, but all those things are things you can control. And it doesn't really matter what your circumstances are. So that would be something I mean. Yes. I love the product. Yes, I love our brand. Yes, I love all these other things, but that's just something that I think everyone can take with them throughout their lives. Such great life advice, and it's so true I feel like there's been looking back and reflecting on my own experiences to and the hardships that you know everyone has different forms of adversity, but how you respond and react to that is I think all the difference and I think it was a murray furlough that said everything is figure out. That just. When you said that because it's true like if you have that drive and that hustle enough to do what it is that you WanNa, do you can figure that all out and I think Alex also reiterated several times. There's this concept of just start now. Figure everything else out along the way as you go. Otherwise, you're never gonNA start. You're never going to achieve those goals but in terms of goal, setting and just organizational tips. I mean I feel like the ideal buyer of the happy planner is a very organized individual, or maybe they're aspiring to be more organized. So what are some good organizational tips just in general that people can start practicing and then apply to the happy planner. And I am not a naturally organized person. At like what you see back there on this video that we're recording over is not what it normally looks like I'm a creative person so I'm very like. Just kind of scattered and I will follow an idea like if I have an idea, I'm like I'm down that rabbit hole and. There's a chaos and mastic usually follows so being organized and using happy planner and using organizational tools is actually been essential for me to be like a productive society member of society or running a business, so one of my favorite tools and I think we kind of alluded to this a little earlier was getting things out of your head in getting him down I use a master What I call him Master Action Item List, so it doesn't matter if like you are thinking of I've gotTa. GotTa do cupcakes the Kids School I've got empty. The dishwasher I have a huge project that I'm working on. That's do every little thing. Take space up in your head and It doesn't really you know you're not really. They all have the same weight, so you're thinking constantly of the Dishwasher, the cupcakes and all of these things and you don't have the space to really think about Give yourself like. Hey, now. I'm really focusing on the project because there's so much stuff spinning in your head. And, so I think David Allen I think is his name he said you're. You're headed for having ideas, not storing them so like for me. It's like Oh, my gosh, that is so perfect so I take and had this one massive list actually I have to, but it's ones home in one's work, but usually for most people one will do and. If everything that comes out of my head is something that I have to do if it's an action item. I put it on my list and then I work from that list. Would plan my weeks when I plan my days, so I look at Monday and I think okay. I've got five meetings not lot. Stuff's going to be coming off that to do list, but on Tuesday I have one meeting in the morning and I had the whole day that I. have so I'll go off of my master list and then start working from there. I'M NOT GONNA forget my tasks that way. It's not going to be like oh shoot cupcake sting it. You have your your things that have due dates and everything so when I'm working from it I don't have fifteen sticky notes everywhere and a piece of paper that I wrote over there. That I got lost cause. I left it in my car and you're constantly then figuring out. How do I remember where it was that thing so keeping everything kind of in one place has been a big tip for me. the second organizational tip that I use I plan every Sunday I plan my week out every Sunday so or whatever the day before the start of week.' In for me. Mondays the start, so I sit down I. Take a look at what are all of the to the must do's appointments. The the deadlines that have to happen that week and get all those things in there and I. I plan everything out from date night with my husband every week. we're putting that in their first wins the time that I need one of my GonNa. Go exercise. When am I going to those put in appointments, and then I start to fill in again with things from that master to do. If I don't do that, then you know, there's things that come up and they're just time. Thief's and they come in to take in all of a sudden. You look and you've spent. Monday and you're thinking I've done nothing you know. It could be a week and you're going like shoot. There's nothing off my list. conversely you can take a look at that, and if you've been really productive, there've been times. I had no idea I could get that much done. So those are two tips for me to stay on and just to contend me. Being organized means being productive, because if I'm not productive, my stuff's all over the place. I get very easily overwhelmed, and that is not a good place for me to be. I was GONNA ask as well with with your master. Master list you add everything from like emptying the dishwasher doing laundry like every task so usually I have like if those are ongoing I will have just started doing this, which helped a lot, but all I kind of assign like if something that occurs every week for me I have a list. That's basically recurring tasks, so if you're if it's a cleaning thing, it's like an you know you've got changes sheets. You know the bathrooms or whatever I've got empty Roomba. because. Just, all those little things that are like take the trash out. Those are of things that I put off to the side which are more recurring tasks. And then when I sit down. Unday, I think you know empty room by the today's the in the evenings and do my meal planning here and those things happen all the time. The the Master List for me is you know the things that are their projects or their like like for me for my work one. It's like every time like I need to talk to him about this Call up this person and make sure I return this thing and check out on. All of the let's marketing meetings scheduled out. Make sure to reach out and so then I can cross them off. On Cross them off. And then when they're done, they're done, and of course you know once it gets to about halfway marked off at create a new list because it's prettier. And I like doing that, but yeah, the reoccurred things I keep separately. Of It, so we're GONNA. Get this all in. Your home about really what you're saying is it comes down to time management skills right, and yes, you know like you said there are some days ago by and I'm like. How did I just spent two hours scrolling through instagram? Checking emails bearing bearing myself in emails that really don't I don't need to get back to these people right away and you self reflect and go like that I see I'm busy, but to hours of that time was wasted. Time management is huge, and that was another thing that I uncovered in my memorabilia box that said think I was in like fourth grade and the teacher says like Stephanie needs to learn time management. Because it is true, because I do the same thing and I feel like there's so many times when people say I just don't have enough time and I'm thinking i. just spent four hours binge-watching. Whatever I. We. Do have the time and that's okay. If you're going, you know what I'm going to. It's going to be a binge party like I am going to be watching and It's fine but I think we need to be aware like you don't WanNa miss out on the things that you either want to be doing our need to be doing because you're not managing your time well and like I said it's a constant struggle. This is going to be something that I'm GonNa be. Be doing for my whole life. Because you know because I'm just not naturally inclined to be that way even, but it's a habit you know, and it's easier for me now, but managing your time well and scheduling it out is is a habit that we form you know, and it's just like it just becomes easier and then yeah, you find him. There's nothing to me like when I look at a list I'm like. Oh, my gosh look! How productive I was this week! That is such a good feeling when you even when you finish the day, and you're like man I was on point today like I knocked this off the list and I. Did this and you just feel good? There's just this feeling it brings. There's something about they say like an actual like I don't know what gets release, dopamine, or whatever that when you cross things off your list. That, yes, go. It is what? What are some other resources that you? You've enjoyed yourself or that? You would recommend to listeners in terms of time, management or building, good habits, organizational tools and practices. I think that like to meet. Okay decluttering. Making sure that you like you don't have because again. The more clutter at the worst and I know they say you know a messy desk or whatever they say, but the MESSI dozen. Beans or whatever and it is, but it's probably one who's just driving themselves crazy 'cause they can't find anything so developing somewhat of. Of A protocol for how you're GONNA. Plan your weeks and then also. One of the things I don't know if it's not really a resource, but it's something that I learned that. I kind of tend to first thing in the morning. I want to like answer all like you're saying I. Want to answer all my emails, and then of course I go down. Somebody's asking you know unsubscribe to all these things now and then I started subscribing, and then I go down, and so somebody told me to block off your days and at the beginning. Do the most important thing for you that you need to. To get done in the morning or whenever it is that you work I work best in the morning and freshest van, and then about three o'clock, I'm looking for anything else. I'm looking for something to snack on or any distraction and it, but some people are not also if you're like going, this is when I do my best work. Then make sure you can identify those times because you're gonNA. Find that you have. You're going to get more done. You'RE GONNA feel more efficient more. More productive and I think that's going to help I. Definitely, figure think that if you can figure out how technology and productivity work for you. I am kind of a hybrid between outlook and all of the technology that we can't. We have that really does keep us I've got when I have meetings. All my stuff is stored. I, don't WanNa. Right down the zoom. Call Identification Number and the password, and all these things you know, that's all stored in my outlook and I have a really good relationship between paper planning and my tech, you know. And then but I have a process every time I have like a nice system. I think I think that works I've been I've used a lot of productivity tools into honest with you. Nothing's really kept me more productive than just keeping it simple and planning things out and getting stuff done I mean it. It starts off great, but then it's just something else for me to. Keep track of so having something just right in my face whether it's my outlook, calendar or or my paper planner I just like I, said I've tried I've tried them all I've tried. And I know they were really well for some people, but for me it's just all about keeping it really simple and just getting stuff done. Yeah, and you know what I love the realness because we get questions, sometimes of like. How do you have a business and you work fulltime in your mind like? How do you do all the things? And I always kind of self reflect in its and I always think you know. You make time for what's important to you. That's the bottom line. We all have twenty four hours a day. I think that that hustle mentality isn't always helpful and isn't always positive, but at the same time if you have something that you want to accomplish. You just have to do it. You have to figure it out and do it. That's the bottom line. So Yeah? I love what you said on that. You know what I'd like to ask you Stephanie. If there's some sort of book or podcast or resource that you'd recommend for our followers, I don't know if you have any in mind that something that is is really impacted you in some way. Yes, so two different two different things so a book that basically just changed my life completely were was the gifts of imperfection by Bernard Brown. And it was one of those things where I just realized I don't have to be perfect I'm worthy of just the way I am, and that just really kind of just her whole. I love her so much that book. When I started to believe those things about myself, things change. They think changed in my life. They changed in my business That's why I think that no matter what you're looking at doing that. Inner work is I. Don't don't try and like. Get the promotion or getting the relationship, because you think that's GonNa make you more successful or happier, or whatever, because if you're not okay with that first step I it's all going to be empty. You know you're going to get the promotion, but it's not gonNA. Feel as great as you thought it was. Because you're. There's there's that whole in there that you're trying to fill so. That personally was amazing for me and then I love how I built this by Cairo's and. The podcast and for business. That's something that I listened to and I just. If, you're ever wanting to start a business and you think well I don't fit the typical either entrepreneur or business owner, or whatever I don't fit that mold listen to those stories there from every walk of life and every kind of story. It's so empowering to listen to them, but it's also really interesting to see how some of those people dealt with you know the setbacks, and how they how they innovated, and how they funded their businesses, and it's really interesting, and so, and they've covered just about like every aspect of business so I love those, too. Such third-rate episode actually heard how I built. This I've never listened to it, but I've heard it is great good, so that'll be one that'll that'll be added to my podcast list. podcasts our life right now in quarantine. Basically do anything and just have headphones on and listen to podcasts. For sure so good. Well this has been great. We are so happy that we have had the chance to chat with you and an answer all of our questions. Where can people find you on on social media? And where can they purchase happy planner? So they can find a me personally and INSTAGRAM's. Where is my John? That's what I love the most. People over it Instagram, so you can find me at Stephanie Score, Fleming. And then you can find the happy planner, which on Instagram, as the underscore happy, underscore planner or the happy planet Dot Com. I also have a podcast called planet. Happy Life that host with my daughter, sharing tips about how you can choose to be happier and planned to be happier and. And we love that, so that is planned a happy life. You can find that. At Planet Happy Life Dot Com so and then the happy planner you can buy at craft stores all over Michael's Joanne. Hobby Lobby Walmart and that'd be planner DOT COM, so we're all over. Love it. It's awesome. That is so great. We will link everything in the show notes, and it has been such a pleasure Stephanie you offer so much wisdom. As it relates to not only business but life so thank you for sitting down with us today. Thank you appreciate it. It's been fun talking to you.
Interview With Stephanie Flemming
"Okay, we'll Stephanie. We are so excited to have you on the here for her podcast. Thank you so much for joining us. And we are so curious about everything that you've created and your and so I think. Our audience is going to be very very interested in the business aspect of. Everything that we're about to talk about some super excited cool. I'm so excited to be talking to you. Guys for those who don't know. Tell us a little bit about your health. I'm Stephanie. Fleming and I'm a creative entrepreneur. I actually call myself like an accidental entrepreneur. I started my business me and my big ideas with my mom twenty actually over twenty years ago started in my garage with an idea of just one idea for making stickers for the scrapbooking industry at that time and. And really just kind of wanted to do it too. I needed a creative outlet. Yes, but I needed to pay the bills like I. was you know a young mom and struggling to make ends meet, and just really wanting to like. Go out there and I would do anything because I you know I wanted a better life for myself, and for my kids and and so I was definitely you're. You're? The definition of a hustler like I was like I have no money, but I will put in the sweat equity so. We been hustling with me and my big ideas for. Over twenty years now, and we've created everything from paper stickers and now planner, so planners is our latest the happy planners, our latest product line and It's just been such a a wonderful thing for us to get into because we get to share a love for creativity for positively, and that's been kind of where I have fallen in the last probably five or six years which. Not only being an entrepreneur in a business person, but also being able to be the spokesperson for our product and our brand, and that's something that I've been totally passionate about. It's amazing. I'm curious. So, what did you do before you started your business? Were you a stay at home? Mom? Did you have have a job, so I was? I was pregnant when I was eighteen. Not Married had had a baby, and when immediately from high school to I need to find some way to take care of my son and I did in home daycare for eight years, and was daycare provider for six kids usually at one time and it was you know it's honest work? It's hard work. It's eleven hour days for you know for eight years and you know all I to do is be a good mom, and and so I didn't have a college education. I grew up in the craft industry though my. My parents had a manufacturing and distributing business so I grew up from picking orders in the warehouse. To you know watching my parents who are entrepreneurs basically navigate the craft industry and come along with them to trade shows and things like that so I always had that creative bug, and and even as an entrepreneur as a kid I was making little catalog, so you can buy these cards here, my designs and so, but then life hits, and then you have to go out, and you know and do the best you can and and so at the time. In one, thousand, nine, hundred eight. My mom and my mom had sold that business, she and my stepdad divorced and they sold their business, and so she was kind of at this place in her life where she was like okay. I'm ready to start over, I need. She was probably my age now, and it was like thinking I need to start over and figure out what life looks like for me. Now and I was saying I just I want to start something something I want to do anything and so my mom had some seed money and. Like I said I would do. You know so. I stayed up all night trying to find just hustling to find hair. Competitors are advertising in this trade magazine. So that's a potential a mailing list for so anything possible. I was willing to do so. Yeah so it was not like I had this pedigree of an MBA, and I'm going. Go start a business, and that's why I say I'm definitely. An accidental entrepreneur, but I've I've loved it. We'll story. It is very very cool. It seems like you had it in your blood like raped in the beginning. Though like it was something that you're meant to do. I, think so. I think without knowing that that's what it was like. I was just cleaning out. One of the things we've done in quarantine is cleaning out our garage and so all my memorabilia. That's where I found my card. Catalogue of here are the things you combine I'm like I always was. Experiencing entrepreneurship right in front of my is growing up but I never really knew it. In fact, my mom was in charge of all of the creative side of the business, and was the one in charge of new products, and out there trying to find out what creative women were doing next, and so when my mom would go on an rnd shopping trip and take all of us with her. We didn't realize what we were doing was watching her shopping trends and seeing what was out in fashion, and how we can bring that into the craft and creative industries, so when it just seemed like something natural, and now I'm trying to identify people go. Where do you find your trend Mic-? Just Watch I. Just look and so yeah. We were Kinda groomed without knowing that that's what was happening.
How Vivian Kaye Turned Her Hair Care Needs into a Multi-Million Dollar Biz
"K. is a fourteen year veteran entrepreneur who has bootstrapped to companies from the ground up for the last seven years. She has strictly focused on the e-commerce world where she built kinky curly Yacky, which offers textured hair extensions for black women to over one million in annual revenue Vivian has been featured on shop. Expert Academy Series Ted Conferences the way we worked and has been featured and digital publications such as Black Enterprise Magazine and refinery twenty nine Vivian, welcomed being boss. Thank you for having made such a pleasure to be here. Vivian! We've gotten to know you a little bit over the past couple of days. You've popped in on some of our sessions. You've been offering us so much guidance and. Radiance and your smarts and all of the things. So now I'm dying to hear your story like, can you, can we? Let's rewind a little bit and we're GonNa. Get into all of the wisdom that you have to share, but I want to know more about your entrepreneurial journey, so tell us like. Where did it begin? How did you get to where you are now being on Ted and refinery twenty nine this morning i saw on your instagram. You're on somebody's vision board like talk about goals. How did you get there? Honestly I really don't know. Because, it's not like being an entrepreneur was a big thing right, so you know back when I was growing up? Being an entrepreneur was for people who didn't have jobs. And so I kept you know I was always in jobs where the one person department one Person Marketing Department and then you know I was at a job one day and decided to start side hustling. So I started out my first business as a side hustle and then while I was running that side. Hustle I got fired for sorry I got laid off. That's the momentum. Laid off from that job, and then at that point I said. You know what let me just let me just go for it. Just go for it and do whatever I need to do. 'cause I'm young I'm free and I can. I can do whatever I want. And while I was running that business I started running, and then I had started a side hustle with kinky curly Yacky, so it was like I had businesses running at the same time so it wasn't something that I set out to do, but with both businesses I set out to solve my problem. And at the time I didn't realize that that was the best way to start a business. But that's what it was I. set out to start to solve my own problem or to solve a pain point that I saw people were having so so that's how my entrepreneurial journey began. What was the first sight hustle? The first sight has a wedding decorator. So all I would do is go in and decorate people's wedding so instead of being on a an event planner doing you know doing all those little things I focused on one thing and what it was I decided so there's a whole story behind that so I'm one of four girls and I'm the second the number two. So my older one was getting there. My older sister was getting married and she hired a decorator who who sent you decorate the wedding for? Say a thousand dollars right, so she paid her deposit. Everything was good, but two weeks before the wedding she came back and said I need another thousand dollars, but didn't have a reason why. Right so I thought well. Of course, she couldn't have paid for A. She couldn't afford to pay her, so she ended up having to hire different decorator that decorated did a crack tastic job. And so I'm like. Why is it so difficult? Why can't decorators just say that they're going to do X. Y.? And this is what it costs and Bass what they do and keep it simple, so then I thought well. I'm just GONNA I was been into decor and HGTV when TLC used to beat more home decor than reality so I would So I started I decided I wanted to be a wedding decorator I. wanted to create weddings that were simple, but fabulous so I would ask. My bride's like okay, so do you remember the last wedding that you went to? And they would say yes, will do you remember the centerpieces or the decor? Remember. It was pretty I'm like that's what we're going to do. So instead of spending mortgage down payments on decor. Why not create something that is memorable, but affordable and people just remember it was pretty, and that's it so that's what I set out to do. And it was a it was a great success, and this was a business that I started with no prior knowledge like I just figured it out as I was going along. And so I can tell that you're a branding lover at heart because you're like, forget pretty. I want memorable and I think this is going to be a thread that we we've through all of your stories, but before we get to connecting those thoughts. I went to hear more about kinky curly Yucky, so what was? What was the problem that that was solving? And how did well I I'm the worse doing I always do this. I always asked two questions in a row. So question one is more about kinky curly yacky. What problem did that solve? And then I'm really curious to hear a little bit more about how I do think that whenever we have side hustles and day jobs and we're trying on a bunch of different things they all start to. Tie together in some ways like we're always learning lessons from one thing to the next. I'm also really curious to hear. What lessons did you learn from wedding decorating that you're able to take to kinky curly yacky. That's a great question. Okay, so the first question was How can you KEROUAC even started? About problem so the problem was I as I was a wedding decker, and so I'm I. I actually live in Toronto, so it's one of the most Toronto Canada, and it's one of the most diverse cities in the world so I was doing everyone's wedding from you know the Muslims to South Asian to Indian to everyone, everyone's wedding so This is going to be a bit explain if anyone really wants to know the real detailed answer. I could always do that at a later point, but. For Black Women. We have to present. We have to show up in the world in a certain way, which is quote unquote presentable so most a Lotta Times wearing our hair, as it is naturally with kinky curly with kinky hair It's not professional. Why don't go professional? So I wanted something that looks like my hair. But would protect my hair because our hair is not suited to this north. American environment, it's it there's not moisture. It dries out really quickly but anyways I wanted something that looked like my hair and know what asked me where I bought it because I didn't want that whole. Nikki manashe thirty two inches of blonde wig down to my I wanted something that looked presentable. So I searched and searched and searched for something that looks like my hair, and then when I found it I weren't to a meet up. To just like a general networking event, and another black woman came to me and said WHO's your hairdresser? And what is your regimen for keeping your hair like that? And I said girl. This is a wave. And she was like I would buy. And this was in this was in two thousand eleven, so I thought well if she would buy it. And I bought it. There's gotta be at least a dozen. Other women would buy it to now. When I was looking to solve my problem, I saw I saw the gap in the market I. Thought There are no companies just selling kinky hair, but I was already running the successful decor business. I was buying my coach bags. I was going on vacation. I was happy with that, and then I decided then I thought well. You know you know. Weddings have a down sees. It feels like you know what I can't like. Itching the back of my brain, so then I said to myself you know what in the down season of of of Vivian the core I'm going to launch his company and I literally made up the name while I was in the shower like I was like Yankee curly. Jackie, O okay and I bought a domain name, and I launched it in December two thousand twelve, and it immediately took off. Okay so I actually do want to hear the details about the actual hair. You don't mind no worries because okay, so I remember talking to emily in the early days of ALMANAC supply company, which is her business and she was trying to find very specific candle containers to pour her candles into, and we talked about some deep googling like how you just have to search like. Get real good at searching. So how did you well? I guess two questions? Are It was a we've, but it looks natural so I think this goes back to that almost that brandon conversation of like it doesn't have to look quote Unquote Professional. Let's make it memorable like let's just make it bigger. Bigger let's make it more of a statement. which I think is so cool so I guess I have two questions here one. How did you find the natural hair? If there is a gap in the market? How did he find a? We've that had the natural texture and then in that might be getting too much of your secret sauce like you might not have to answer that one, but like how do you? How do you find the materials and then guess my next question is? How did you start to then scale and expound upon that not having any experience in that industry so how? Sold! The key was that I was trying to solve my own problem so What I was doing is I. Would I was doing that deep googling I was in facebook groups I was on hair care black hair care forums. Just you know just. Talking with other people and people of course at that time, a lot of people were sharing okay well. I bought this here I. Bought that there, and so that I would of course make note that, because again at the time I was not looking to start another business I was just looking to solve my own problems, so I wrote. You know I would contact every. Every single factor, every single manufacturer, every single website that said they would do kinky hair, and the once I found the one I was like. Wow, this, actually a pretty decent I would ask them to tweak it a little bit. Just a suit, my needs and they did it and I was like okay and I thought well after the girl confirmed my idea. I decided okay well. Let me see the state. Factory can still do it and I would order the same product under different names and asking to do different things to it, and they would do. So I thought okay. Okay. I'm onto something here. And so that's how that's how I was able to. I guess perfect the product because again. I I like to get high on my own supply, so that's the beauty of the businesses that I M my customer. I know what I'm looking for I know what problems I'm looking to solve I. Know What my pain points would be. And what other black women's pain points would be, and the only person who's able to address that is me. So of course I use that to my advantage You know to tell my brand's story but at the time again I listen, I'm an immigrant. I'm a college dropout and now a single mother. So I had no clue. About all these storytelling and branding mark I had no clue I just thought it was just doing what kind what came naturally to me. So so how I scaled that business well, I think one of the mistakes that a lot of people are making in starting businesses that they don't have an audience for the product that they have and so then what I had done again I inadvertently created an audience by by being on those facebook facebook. Forums a facebook groups that had black hair care forums because I was shining. Just being Vivian online people remembered me. So bad, and the funny thing was what I, when I when the business launched, no one knew it was me I didn't. I wasn't. My face wasn't the base of the brand it was just like here's some products. You guys will love Ed Oh. My Gosh and people bought it, but what happened was. I was facebook group and someone I didn't do. The WHO is on the back end of my website do that. Who has privacy on the back end of my product? Someone in one of the facebook groups created a fake place book profile and posted all my information in those facebook groups. Saying this is the person who owns that brand. So what she meant. To to like to help me to make me fail actually was what turned my like. What is what actually skyrocketed my business? Because once people found out that I was the person behind that brand, they were like well. Shoot I'm going to almost support her because she's this. She's that I remember she's Great. She's awesome, and that's what took off so I realized then that. My brand, my person like why. Is What is going to help me succeed in business. Amen I. Resonate so much with what you're saying and. I have branding agency as well and really focus on personal branding and I i. feel like one a lot of people always tell you you need to identify your customer and what they need, but I always think it really does start with you if you can start with what you need you like, you can trust that. We're not all that different and that if you can just get specific about yourself, you're going to be getting specific about your dream customer. Customer so we are so aligned there and then the fact that I mean it was an unfortunate, and you know really inappropriate way to learn the power of personal branding, but you did learn the power of personal branding, so that is incredibly exciting and I. WE'RE GONNA dig into more about like how you leverage that and who you are, and what you do, and how you bring it into your business and draw boundaries and all of the things but. We do have an attendee question that I. Want to slide in here if we may. I'm in this question is from. Death and I think especially for creatives. Who is you know most of our crowd here then we add like to hear your. Hear your thoughts on this, so here's your question. so Vivienne said she had the hair problem herself and chose to solve it, but what kept her on that path instead of ending up as an all purpose, beauty, Guru or similar. To be honest. Hair is not my jam. So really what I? How I think of it is just the ends to a means way or means to an end it's the means to an end, so my real goal is to give black women confidence to show up as they are in the world. So hair just so happens to be the the means to that end. So how I just stick to hair you know I'm pretty. I'm pretty good at focusing on the one thing like it's what I've learned is You know niche of and that's my I will preach about I say niche, but its niche. You know it's either. We can use them interchangeably potato potato. Okay, so with me I. Find that if You speak to a very specific group of people, and you sell them a very specific product. They will be your most loyal fans. They are cheaper to market to they. Are you know more about them? Especially when you already are them so for me that makes it very easy to stick to that one thing because I know that very well and I can speak to it now. Let's just by started venturing into. Say. Make up girl I'll even know how to put on eye shadow right so it wouldn't. It wouldn't. I wouldn't have authentic voice I can't lend that often into city to that product, but what I do know is hair. I'm not a hairdresser. I'm not a hair stylist. Because I had a passion for solving my own problem so that I could show up as quote. Unquote professional in the world. I can solve the I know what looks professional for me. You know I learned you don't like it. That's your problem. Not Mine Right, so we as a black women. What started in two thousand? I want to say. In Two thousand eleven two thousand twelve. Is that Youtube? We started all jumping on youtube and teaching each other how to care for our hair. We stopped putting before. We're used to put chemicals in our hair in order to straighten it to look to fit that European standard of beauty. But then we were like you know what I'm tired of that crap. We're tired of that. We don't want that if that's not Howard. The hair grows out of our heads. You're either going to accept this as we are or not right so so the goal of. Of making black women confident in how they show up in the world is really what keeps me focused on here. There's other people and I and I realized. I'm really good at that, so if I just if you just focus on the one thing that one goal your why. Then you're. You'RE NOT GONNA get distracted by all the Shiny Mirror. The the shiny objects that are floating around, because yeah I could make some easy money doing makeup, but I'm not passionate about that I. don't that doesn't that's not my jam? I love the what you did was instead of doing. The sheds are what people may have expected you to stuck with thing I think oftentimes people in this crowd see either see someone who have sort of diverged from that path, or so. They're thinking okay I. Should I should diversify as well or they sort of get these little inklings of like going to different. Different things I love that what you've done is just focused. You focused on doing the one being amazingly well exactly, and that's and that's the one, if I had to give one piece of advice to anyone is do that one thing and do it really well before you move onto anything else because you know doing that. One thing really really really really really really. Really really really advising that really do that. One thing really well. Guess what you can do anything you can apply that same, so that's what I learned in billions, the core I learned that if I kept it simple and I just focused on providing my brides with this one product and do it really well, it would speak for itself, so I took that same. Simple yet fabulous and I applied it to. Kinky Curly Aki. So people like what can I all? I'm explained the Kinky curly Yacky. What is that, so? It's Kinky kinky hair, and it's curly for curly hair, and then there's Yacky. So? Yuck, so yacky actually is short for Yak, or against the long overreact so back in the day when they wanted to mimic black women's hair straightened. They use hair from Jack the animal. So the industry just put an eye on the end and call the Yacky, so you would know what Jackie was. If you were a black woman, so any block won't be like. Oh! You got that Yacky in and so it's a sort of tongue in cheek, so you would have to be part of that target demographic in order to understand the name of the the name of the brand clear I love that. You're very specific about your dream. Customer to effect. Because I was her I get hot on my own supply. So at some point, did you end up closing the decorating business I did? I closed it I. Shut it down back in two thousand fifteen, and the only reason why I did is because I got practice. More. Yeah so I launched kinky curly. Aki in the summer of two thousand twelve by July of two thousand, thirteen. I was in the business was doing really well at that point? It was I was just doing just under four hundred thousand dollars in sales. and I found out in July I was pregnant. Anti ago. And so you know with my? With wedding core I had brides booked a year out. Right so so I was still doing those weddings, still going to the still going to meetings breastfeeding doing weddings that type of thing. And then I started I wasn't really paying attention to what can carry Aki was doing I didn't know all these numbers until later on because I was doing it just because I just loved it and I was learning about H. Tim Allen Marketing in Seo and I just I just threw myself into it, but wasn't paying attention to the numbers. I just knew it was doing well. But then when I found out, I was pregnant. I was like okay. Okay, the being you got to the chill, you gotta chill. You can't be can't be doing everything and then in two thousand, fourteen march, two, thousand, fourteen I, gave birth to my son and he's been wonderful ever since he's six now. and then I saw what can curly accu was doing I thought. Ma'am really half assing it. What happens if I put my full ass into this? And once I did again. It took off, so so yeah, okay so. I I know that whenever entrepreneurs are listening to this or site hustlers listening to this. They're like wait a second. She accidentally created a half a million dollar business and wasn't even paying attention. So how does that happen? Did was that like word of mouth or referral? Launches You have specific marketing plans. What did that look like for? You had none of that I had was what people knew me from in the facebook groups, and and because I was also also go. Gee of the niche, their niche of just selling kinky hair did not exist before I. Start before I created my company. So because I saw a gap in the market I'm A. I pioneered that so any other company that you now see selling kinky hair is because of me. And so then because I was first to market with that bat just. Exploded because that's women were looking for. I was solving their problem and on top of that I looked like them. Right so it's like they were like girl. You know, 'cause. One of the things would be like girl I was tired of the whole African in the front, an Indian in the back. If you're a black woman, you know what that means, so what that means is we're all from. Black women are from the African for so we had these tight kinky air, and then we are putting on these silk weaves. I didn't blend with our hair. So I was tired of the whole African in the front and Indian in the back, and that resonated with people, so it just and I didn't do I didn't i. Here's another thing I just literally launched with one product. I locked to one product and I only had three lancs. I only had three lengths. I remember at the time, and someone would buy one I would take that money in going by two. And that's how I built. My business I didn't I. Bootstrap I started from zero. I took no outside capital I didn't have any debt I literally started from the bottom. And was it easy. No, no, it wasn't. Is that possible ABSA freaking move? All right well, we're going to take a little break here because we've got to tell you about working smarter and not harder and. 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Why do you think that autheniticity and being true to yourself and using your own personality is important for anyone who is building a business or a brand? Because people don't necessarily. I think one of the biggest things people need to keep in mind as people aren't necessarily buying the product. As you can see, it's not like I'm the first person to ever sell Kinky, textured hair extensions and back. There were tons of companies that had it, but what they did. is they buried it underneath the silkier texture, so not the first. To Sell Kinky textured hair extensions. But what people don't realize that people aren't necessarily buying the product. They're buying the person or they're buying the emotions. They're buying lifestyles behind the product. So brand is where you can tell that story so branding will help you. To, help you, stand out in the crowd. It will help people remember and especially when you have a story that resonates with someone one. That's what they're buying into. They could care I. Mean Yeah, you could, you could be selling something. That's more expensive and more has a tools unless this unless that, but what they're buying is the person or the idea or the emotions behind. It so I that's what I realized very quickly is especially in the wedding decor. Businesspeople clouds giving. You made me you made it. It feel so simple. You made me feel so comfortable, and you made this process so easy for me and I realized. It doesn't go learn how to do all the fancy. You know all the fancy. Do Decor all I want but that's not what they care about. They care that I made them feel good about the money that they were spending made their wedding. Feel pretty like I made them feel that way. So that's that's really what you should focus on. I love that you said that you're not the first person to sell kinky natural hair extensions, but that it's been buried, and so you took a product unique in on it, and then you highlighted it, and it's beautiful, and you're owning it and you're helping. Other women own it I'm curious, little bit with some of the activism around. Natural Hair California has banned hair discrimination. It's something that I was so excited to see and when it continue to see, are there any levels of like activism or do you think even products like yours have helped? Create that kind of. Activism you know? Do you think that it's like no? This is who we are and this is just as professional as any other hair well I. Think the problem was that we were letting you know black women in general were we were leading the world? Tell us what was beautiful. And you know Youtube and you know the the beauty of the Internet was us being able to see each other people outside of our own communities, and how they look. How many rock their hair and all that jazz so I think really it. It just helped people just be who they wanted just to be who they are like just to be their authentic selves and truth be told, and it does just women in general, because even society tells us. Women were supposed to look like like I'm pretty sure after this quarantine thing has done. There's going to be a lot of people who were blonde. That aren't blonde anymore, right? But you know with black women where we're especially, you know we. Don't want to say Alison to say hated on because of how we look, and so then this i. feel just the way to just listen world we have to teach. We have to teach the world. This is how we are. If they don't like it. That is their problem. Because this is how my hey, this is how the hair grows out of my head naturally. It's curly it goes. It goes to the heavens because that makes me closer to God in the Sun. Right, as so if that's not something you think is professional, I think you really need to reexamine what your idea professional is. Karen sorry. Goes show that Chad. Presentation matters absent. That is what the Internet gave us. It gave us access to each other and to To all kinds of beauty and bodies and ways of being right, and it allowed us to see ourselves and others, and we can't help it, but need permission you know, and that permission sometimes simply in representation I have so many role models where I'm like. Oh, I didn't know I could do that until I saw them do it. And you're providing tools for that awareness as well which I think is like that's an important part of this, too. It's not only having access to the vision of its having access to the tools to, and that's even what you've done. Okay Vivian, you're you just radiate confidence? We all see. We all feel it over these past couple of days, do you? Some of our listeners are indeed here today WanNa know. Do you ever doubt yourself like? Do you ever have what we call being bossed? Friday? Feelings I mean especially going into industries that you didn't have experienced in. Full frequently. Battle with imposture syndrome Prodi feelings all the time. But then. I. Think to myself you know what. If. I don't do what I'm. Put on this earth to do then nobody will. Nobody will be able to do it either, because people who who look like me or even in the same situation as me so I. Guess I'm a single mom. I've been through depression. I've been I've been through all the things that tried me and I came out gold. So if I don't tell that story, I don't tell people how it's done. Then everyone's just this is GonNa be one hell of a boring world so if I. Let that Imposter Syndrome. Eat Me! Eat Away at me. Then that's not that's not fair. It's not fair to anyone. Right, so I shine so that everyone else can shine to. Raise that's like. Your purpose higher than your emotions absolutely. Thinks the. Catholics. Say she's like yes. I, know what with his quarantine? My bow talks has worn off so you can see my reaction. That's right. My eyebrows moving now. I love it. Up Cackling. Right I'd like to bring this to. The branding things, which you've talked a little bit about and the conference, but not everyone has been a part of the conference like listening to this we have. So many more people who have been who have been here with for the past couple of days, so I wanna to talk about this personal branding piece. And if you have any top tips for anyone who's looking to infuse more of their personality into their brand, how can just any old person in by any old person I mean? Everyone is a snowflake How can anyone shine in their business and use themselves as a tool for growth? Or what I want to remind people is you don't need to be me. So you, you know there's. If you think about people like if you think it will jams, right? There's different Jams Jentzsch. Ruby shied differently than a diamond emeralds than that, so you need to be exactly that so be yourself because the minute you start being someone who you're not. It's going to feel like work. It's going to feel You're going to hate it. People will see right through it. So you really don't have any choice, but to be yourself and so sometimes that means you being quirky, or it means you know. Maybe you do more blogging than you do video or whatever the case may be. You just need to show up as yourself. In whatever platform however way you want to do it and the people who it will resonate with. We'll find you. They will find you, so don't be. Please don't be anybody else you don't. That's not what you were. Put on this earth to be to be someone else I just doing yourself a huge disservice by not being yourself. How windy you feel the most yourself Vivian. Like sometimes it's hard to know like what what is me. What should I be sharing? Where do I draw these lines? You know what you know you know where the lines are to be drawn right? You know you know liking. We women. That's one thing I find with specially with women, and there's a lot of things on finding, but anyhow with women we need to trust. Our guts were always second guessing ourselves. We're always doing all these things, but you just need to trust yourself because you know what you know where that line is. You know what you should be sharing what you shouldn't be sharing. Someone there's comanding that unlike very existential questions, which is basically sums it up I'm like, but but even are we but a bundle of sell. What is time? What is personality? What is money. So sorry asked me asking the question again, so I can play it all night, so the question is windy. You feel most yourself like. How do you know what is authentically? You because I think all of us. WanNa show up as we are and who we are. But we can start to second. Guess Ourselves, so you were saying like we. As women need to listen to our guts like we know, it's in our guts. But how do you tune into that like I know like? Let's just say. I remember doing a couple of years ago, I did. I was I was asked to speak at a hair like a beauty hair brand thing and I didn't like it. 'cause hair was not my passionate kid. I could give to kicks about hair, but put me on. Put me in a forum or an opportunity like this. This is where I shine. So I know. You know you know like you know like you know. I'd so, that's the only. Way Can I can explain. We know you know you know. My in I think even what you're explaining is that you know by trying things, and then like listening to yourself right, so you did the hair thing or you went and spoke at the hair thing and you're like this feels gross like, but you wouldn't have known that if you hadn't tried it. I ache, factly eggs, and that's the key to life to. You gotta try. You gotTA. Try GotTA. Try GotTA. Try 'cause. That's the only way you're gonNA. Find out what you. You like and don't like you can apply that to life like you don't know you like Kale until you try it. You don't know you guys that do this until you try it. You have to go through and try a bunch of different things, and then and you know one of the things I started to realize because I'm I'm forty two, so at forty I was like you know what I'm done trying to live in this Fox like I'm done, it's over. I'm Vivian means lively one so Vivian you just need to go about living your best life because. You know all before I was forty at kept trying to be. Everyone kept trying to put me in this box. You know be a box. Go in the box. You know what I. I discovered that I was a parallelogram. Graham is is a sideways buckler rectangle that has. The Google it okay. I was a parallelogram and I was tired of being put into the box, and so once I turned forty. I just flip the bird to everything and said you know what again if you do not like it, I do not care. That is not my problem. You can go kick rocks with an open Tokyo.
Kids Know How To Occupy Themselves. We Need To Let Them Do It
"One of our own NPR colleagues Mike Lean decline. was actually feeling this stress big time she's been working quarantined with her husband and her daughter Rosie. WHO has four? She is like a firecracker, right? She is strong willed. Through life with this intensity, which is fantastic, she learns really fast, and she's fearless, but you know it's like when she wants something. There is like no giving in, and it was these constant demand demands to draw neurology. Video, Mama, make a Sandwich Mama set up. My Zoom Circle Time Mama you know all those little interruptions that completely obliterate your concentration I would lock the door. I slid down the back of it and I just cried I. was like what am I going to do like I have this book deadline in July and it was just really like this is. This is not going to be good for any of us. Like things are going to deteriorate really quickly in this House Mike Lee and actually wrote about this moment in a new. York Times. OP, ed recently, and it's related to the. The book that she's working on, so it's called. Hunt gathered parent, and it's coming out in March twenty twenty one, and it's all about what American parents can learn from other cultures including traditional cultures, because the pressure to keep kids constantly entertained well. Mike, Ian says that's really specific to American parents and culture. There is huge amount of pressure like I have been fighting it and I still feel it. You know I still wake up in the morning I'm like. What are we GONNA do today. What are we going to do this morning, right? You're like per child entertainer part event planner. I mean it is like we're planners. If you think about it, right, it is late. They are little tech CEO's that have like a day planned for them, and we are there to usher them in, and not only just usher them, but make sure they enjoy it or something out of it or like. There's feedback afterwards, right? There's a cruise director like there's hustler service aspect to it. It's having a good time. Did you find your except my kids are those trolls on Yelp that always give the two stars, the One star now, not good enough, not good enough. Maybe they're trying to tell you something so in this episode of Life Kit. It's all about turning kids from customers. You have to please into good coworkers Mike. Leeann is gonNA share what she's learned from her reporting on other cultures to help our kids learn to entertain themselves. Michelina Club says that she got this idea from her reporting that she could sort of retrain her daughter. Yes, she was thinking about a scene. She had read about in an anthropology book by Jean Briggs who studied the inuit in the Arctic in the sixties, the anyway still lived in pneumatic lifestyle, and in the winter they build Igloos to stay warm, and the mother had two young children I think that the time they were about three and six. Six, so this is a part of the world. That's one of the coldest parts of the world in so there were many days where like the little girls couldn't go outside there. They had nothing to do right. There were no videos legos, no children's books and there's these scenes in the book where the children literally spend like an hour or two in the morning under a blanket playing without bothering anyone yet. That sounds like a real dream culture. I cannot wait to get to that point and so looking at these cultures to do this. You see striking similarity, and that is that they do not feel the need to constantly entertain, educate or stimulate. However, you want to think about it children. It's a very different approach to the way they treat a child's time. And I. Think because they don't demand the child's attention. You do this now now. You're doing this now. You're doing this I. Think in return. The child stops demanding the parents attention, and so that's what I really wanted to test out to walk us through. What did you do? I stopped trying to demand Rosie's attention. Right I stopped trying to say now. It's nine o'clock. You're going to watch this video or we're gonNA. Read a book right? I stopped being the event manager for her. And I started doing the things. I needed to do and expect her to come along with me. And welcomed her right so another thing that like these other cultures do that? We tend not to do is welcomed the children into our worlds right? There's a very separate world child world. And I think in order for this to work. You have to welcome them into your world, so hey, we're cooking now. Come over here and you know probably stir these eggs or now we're cleaning. Help back you. It's not forced. It's not like you have to do it, but I'm not gonNA. Draw you a Narwhal right now. I'm cleaning and they do this with all of their work. It's not just cleaning and domestic chores, but also you know their businesses. The children are there. The children are welcome into the world of and so so I started doing that, too. I said well. You know what I need to write. I need to write like four hours a day. And Yeah me. Sitting on a computer writing is not very interesting, but neither is like sewing and an Igloo and so I said okay. I'm going to write I. Need Quiet. And you are welcome to sit here with me the first time we did it, I started small like thirty minutes, and if she really was upset at the beginning, I would stop I'm not trying to like force anything and make a lot of chaos in their house. It's really the opposite like if she was really like in the beginning, if she was really escalating with you and getting really upset, you would would give her some time. Yeah like I. I would really try to ignore her. Because I was really teaching her like this is quiet time and it's not time for me to give you attention. But? But if it got really bad and then I'd be like okay. Let's go outside. Let's take a break you know. But you guys the first time I did it. She was kind of stunned. She actually said to me. I can do anything I want as like. Yeah, you can do anything you want as long as you don't damage the house. Like you know she just couldn't believe it, so started sma- and after about a week we had worked up to lake. Hour hour and a half chunks in by like two weeks. She wants to do it even she'll be like. Are you going to write a? Show. Ask Me and so you built up to it and her main thing that she does. Being is what she will sit here in color with me for an hour or so, and then she kind of runs around the house in desert. Thing she can go outside she cooks quote unquote, which means like mixing different things in the kitchen and she makes them S. There's no doubt there's a message. To be honest, she latched onto it quicker and better than I thought it was going to be I mean. It is one child in one house, but it's backed up by all these other families right that I that we've seen in these cultures
"hustler" Discussed on WRVA
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"hustler" Discussed on KOMO
"Time hustler has one such story from Mercer island that's where resident Debbie Wilson and her family have lived for about ten years raising three children and becoming part of that community and that sense of community is what led her to start thinking of ways to help when it became apparent this wasn't going away anytime soon I was it is about the crown of hiring national and local news and at the same time I was spending a lot more time on next door and then that makes you a lot of people commenting about wanting to be able to help but there wasn't any working hi campaign and yeah we can we can collect the names of people who wanted to help and I think so she put together a list of volunteers all from around the island our our so I wondered the same thing that we're trying to do if you're staying within a very narrow and so and the helpers I'm very we also want to make sure both volunteers and those they help would be safe Brian our youth and family services group and all al are fitting and if you're on what kind of activities we what kind volunteers help with ordinary tasks and some not so run of the mill that request with one of our clients here's when we're talking stop watching this morning I had a request for number three she says if Mercer island is what to request more information or volunteer they can go to Mercer island volunteers at G. mail dot com and sure they're helping others but these volunteers are benefiting too very very heart warming and you know that one mile even in the middle of all of that yeah tumblr komo news companies time six twenty eight I'm mad do been founding attorney of the Dubin law group at times like these we're reminded just how precious the health and well being of our loved ones really is that the Dubin law group caring for the people of western Washington has always been our business well we can help with the corona virus we can still help if you or someone you care about.
Stress Addiction and Hustle Culture
"You said Hustle Culture and I know that's that's like a trigger word I think for for a Lotta people What what is your take on that like I mean. Do you subscribe to that or are you a hustler. What do you think all right? This is Uh getting into words and cutting things apart for me. I think there's a couple of ways to interpret hustle and in the way that I've always looked at it means to be busy to do work and to work hard. Put your nose down and just do the frigging work right and to some other people. I think there's a hustle and Hustler and then that has a different connotation altogether like hustler or somebody who who who works but is working the scene. He's trying to take a shortcut and take advantage of people like Hustler. Is that the other connotation. Yeah I think I probably used the wrong term but like I what I what I meant to ask was when when I think of like hustle culture I think of like you know Gary v and those people were like yeah. Let's work eighteen hours a day. No Life And you know because that's what it takes. Yeah and I. I guess what I'm asking you is. Is that what it tastes? Do you think that's like a rule you have to do that? Like what does it take? Maybe that's the quest Abazam so I I think I'm an old school guy. I came up in a time in which we were working in school and then shortly thereafter. That culture was fostered in school. Where you're up literally all night and I've had probably a couple of back to back all nighters. Maybe I slept one or two hours. In a period of forty eight. Seventy two hours went delirious because I remember driving down the road in Glendale and waking up while driving on the opposite side of the road and freaked out. Oh my God. These things happened to me all the time I would start to hallucinate. I remember this very vividly. Because when you don't have enough sleep you enter into the dream state while still awake right right. So you're having a waking dream and it can be very scary. I'm driving down Holly Street towards Art Center and it's late at night. I think I went to get dinner or something. And then I'm driving up back to the campus late at night and remember the canopy of trees that line the street reaching down to my car and I was like freaking out and the distance in which I was driving from that point to the point in which I turned to go up. The hillside wasn't very far but felt like it was forever. But there's nothing I can do because what do I do? Do I pull over and take a nap and done that? Mind you while at art center I would pull over at a gas station and just go to sleep for a little while right. Yeah did you do that? I remember a time where I I think. I think those off while while driving home is during during school during during college notice right. Yeah because I'd stayed up. You know I usually sleep in my car and just work. You know at school overnight through the weekend and stuff and one time I was like I gotta go home at shower man and did and it was a mistake because I I woke up. I think because my tire like hit the curb and I was like. Oh this is where the neighborhood No I was driving along. I think it was Lincoln Boulevard because I lived in the South Bay at the time. Yeah it was scary. It was really really scary. And was that a wakeup call for you or you. Just pass it off like okay manager. Time better we'll also get through this. Oh no major major. Wake up call. Okay Yeah Yeah I mean I still like did the all nighters and stuff but I'm like not driving from that tired I. I'm just going to sleep at a friend's house sleepy my car. Whatever I'm not going to risk getting on the road. No I want to tell you one thing that most people don't know about me everybody's enjoying their like hand ground freshly made coffee here. I don't like to drink coffee because I have a very strong negative emotion around coffey. I'm not a coffee drinker. Okay you said emotion. I thought you were gonNA say reaction but only been interesting so I don't drink coffee but I know coffee has caffeine and when you're up on these kind of long marathon runs when you don't go when you go a long distance without sleep. I remember pulling over to seven eleven and I got myself a giant thing of coffee in. It's probably five six in the morning and I'm really tired already. I'm slamming this thing down and I'm trying to drive to art center and my heart. My head's wants to explode. I wanted to vomit. But it couldn't vomit. There was just crazy amounts of caffeine in my body and I can still remember that drive and it was just horrific wanting to vomit my heart racing. Every just head throbbing. Still I still have to get the mission done. I still have to get to school and deliver my project or whatever it was I was doing but that day for and I was like coffee in me. I think we're done. It was a short lived romance. And so that's why I don't drink coffee. I probably wouldn't either after that. Yeah so hustle. Yes a culture right and I think for a lot of people maybe more so men than women but it's like we would look at each other. Yeah see each other down the hallway and say You up all night. Yeah me too. How long how long have you been going without sleep? And it would be a badge of honor and so yeah. That was kinda fostered in art school. So when you get Outta school you continue down that same path. Like why would that change? It's now work. Now you're getting paid in. The stakes are higher and get caught up in that. I do remember many nights where I would fall asleep at my desktop. We're talking about four in the morning and just sitting there like. Oh my gosh waiting for something to refresh or something to render something and then be being jolted back awake because it made a sound the computer right analyst right you know and I've had for some time Pulling all nighters with my insurance and we used to say this at the office the until you and I have seen the sunrise together and that's not a good way to work. Yeah and it took a while and I think there's going to be a bunch of people are going to listen to this and say to themselves who I remember those days. I'm still in those days. That's what it takes this old guard. That thinks that that's the way you have to work in anybody else's work that hard is trying to shortcut is some kind of charlatan. Doesn't want to pay their dues. But I started to examine our work cultural work life. We held the client's needs their projects. Their deadlines their lack of planning above our own safety in our health And I worried about the people who worked at our office. I worried about the long term health benefits and we started to change our culture here. We started to institute policies where we're not going to take on projects on Friday night. That's due on Monday. Because we basically just killed everybody's recharge time we killed everybody's personal time. We're going to create distance intention in relationships that go outside of this office so we changed that and and that came at some friction to our sales people because they wanted us to go after every single job no matter what right so there was a financial consequence to making these kind of decisions. We would also institute you know what we got to just end work around seven o'clock give me a good honest eight hours of your work your bass and we'll have to save the rest for the next day that meant that we couldn't take on. Projects had crazy deadlines with unrealistic goals or to be understaffed. Weren't perfect but for many years. We did this without having to work a single day on the weekend or long hours at night and if it was working long hours at night. It was almost always self-imposed not because of management because of artistic desire it was the call of the person. Who's working on it that they wanted to put on put in a little bit extra work.
How can I collect a security deposit from my customers?
"Hello this is rick from Aurora Colorado. And I've been listening to the show only shortwhile long enough to reach out for a question as a side Gig. I do woodworking mostly making those giant yard games. Such as Yahtzee cornhole Domino's. I noticed that I tend to do a lot of work on them for marginal profit sometimes barely enough to cover my costs. I decided renting for weddings and company. Picnics would be a better way to make more money for us. Work my question is how do I ensure I get my items back? At the end of the rental period I have rental agreement. But I'm afraid that's just not enough. I rented my games at my cost of materials so if I do lose them. I'm only up my time. But time is valuable services such as paypal and square. Don't hold deposits and I don't see anyone putting down substantial cash deposit which would be the value of which outsell the Games for normally smaller deposits net result as deposit. Please help and looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you thank you so much. This ended up being a pretty interesting question about it was kind of simple at first. I was like how hard can it be? But actually you're correct that this is more of a challenge than it should be. Actually I think somebody should come along and provide a better solution for it. So Rick is correct that both pay Pal Square. Don't have an easy way to handle security deposits much to my surprise diving into some research on various forums. I found like a twenty four page thread of comments dating back three or four years with numerous merchants. Lots of other small business owners side. Hustler's complaining about this to square and multiple times in this. You know long thread one of their customer service agents which I'm going to say thank you for the request. Our developers are working on it. So if you're listening later perhaps this has been resolved but since they've been saying for three years now that it's in the works I wouldn't hold my breath so not sure why they haven't done that. But what can you do? That's that's the real question so to possible Solutions Square and pay pal are easy turnkey platforms that a lot of people use for good reason. I often recommend them. Because they're easy. But this might be a case where especially if you're businesses really going to take off where they aren't the best solution and so in this case any traditional merchant account which is what you need to accept credit cards without going through one of these platforms will allow you to take refundable security deposits. That's not an unusual feature at all. So if you search merchant account if you go to your local bank. There are many many options for merchant accounts admittedly. It's not going to be as simple as filling out the square for the pay pal form. But it will allow you to do that. Second idea as some merchants mentioned in that long thread you can effectively get around the the lack of a security deposit feature by simply charging your customer the extra amount of course and then refunding it later so for example if you were renting those long games three hundred dollars but had a five hundred dollar security deposit You would charge the customer eight hundred dollars again with their permission. And then once they return those games or those items safely would then refund the five hundred dollars now. This isn't a perfect solution. Either because companies like squaring pay pal. Don't want you to have too many refunds so it might be fine but if every order ends up having a partial refund attached to it. You know it's a possibility that they might not like it and could even eventually cancel your account. Okay so sorry. There's an easier fix but from what I can tell. Those are your best options and this could also bring up. Maybe a third solution or just a different question asking you know is that security deposit essential like how much of a problem is it. And I know you said that you're renting them for I. Think the cost of the items. But of course your time is valuable. That's totally true. I guess the question is how much of a risk is it. And if you think it's going to be a common problem or if it's like you know once in a great while it might be an issue then you could just not do it. Essentially but of course you'd be the one to answer that based on your experience and based on how things are going so far anyway rick. Thank you for the great question As I said I learned something through this process. Hopefully it will be easier in the future and either way. Good luck with your side-hustle
How Pinch of Help Founder Brittani Allen Built Her Professional Home Organization Business
"Hey Hey guys welcome. Welcome back to the show. It's me Michaela and today. I am back with an episode with Brittany Allen so I came across Brittany on instagram. Y'All know I like to spend a lot of time on instagram? That's where I inadvertently come across a lot of people in. This was the case with Britney. I came across her business. Pinch of help and was just obsessed going through things saving all these home organization ideas and of course I also started to just get curious about what is business was her business model. How does this all work so I had to have her in the gas chair? Britney is a professional home organizer. Ceo and founder of Pinch of help home organization based in Atlanta Georgia. She is passionate about creating environments. Her clients love living with her expert ability to match functional organization with Aesthetically Pleasing Solutions. She's also a loving mother of two children and puppy and is the wife a husband Chris who recently joined her in working on the pinch of help team as CEO and CO owner. So in this episode I really love what Britney had to share about one how her blog helped her clarify her business direction to how she got started as a professional organizer and what? She's learned about voiding burnout as a fulltime mom. Fulltime entrepreneur plus so much more. Let's get right into it so in your own. Words give us a peek into the life of Brittany. Who are you in? What was your first experience with entrepreneurship? Great yes so first off. I'll say that you know I'm a wife to my husband. Chris and I'm a mom to appraise up sorry preteen and a teenager and like I said that can be a whole nother podcast. I'll on its own just this phase of life that I'm in terms of parenting but I became an entrepreneur somewhat by chance but definitely in my opinion I was sort of created for. I think you know it just feels very natural to me now. Now as a young girl I had zero zero answer to. Of course the question everyone asked what do you want to be when you grow up and so? I remember being very little deciding that I was going to have an answer the next time. Somebody asked me that question and so my answer was. I was going to be a veterinarian and it wasn't until finally and I said it many times and finally someone acts I like. Oh you like all animals and I said Oh no I like dogs and they're like wow veterenarian you're going to have to work with rabbits and hamsters and snakes and birds and I you know no offense but I hate all of those animals. I only like dogs in so that was the last time that I remember actually having an answer to that question as a young girl and so I just never knew but I did have the fortune of being a lot of leadership roles growing up and so I knew that I wanted to somehow be a leader you know and have a lot of influence wherever I found myself so. I think I was first bitten by the entrepreneurship bug. While I was working on my master's degree so I was going to school at the time I was still flirting with the idea of going to medical school and in my free time. Yeah in my free time. What was your master's in Biomedical Science? Okay Yep and so You know obviously. I wasn't in school all day so I would take substitute teaching jobs. Here are there and so my favorite age at that point to solve was high school students and I remember very vividly being an AP classes. We're talking about some of the smartest kids in the school. And I overheard a conversation where a student mention. He was going to be a doctor and his friend chimed in and said like Oh. I couldn't do that much school. And the kid and then the you know something like Oh. I only have two more years of school after high school and so at that point. I was like okay. Hey guys I need to jump in this conversation because as we know there's so many more years of school after you know like freight so many more years a lifetime of or years right exactly and so you know I was just really blown away because like I said these were some of the best kids in this school and I was blown away that any of them had this lack of knowledge so it started this conversation amongst us about you know other kids. I I wouldn't do this. What kind of school do I have to go to you know because I was telling him? Okay I'm working on my masters right now and then. I'm going to do this. And you know so. It started this whole conversation and then I decided at that point to create a different business and sell with that business was my first business was my very first entrepreneurial endeavor and I saw to help high school students create individualized strategic plans to help. Get them where they wanted to go. And at least have that knowledge because I realized what was that this was called academic planning and I realized there was somewhat of a disconnect between what the schools what the kids were taking advantage of at the schools because a lot of the schools in the counseling office. There's so much that is available to them but still have to go and seek it out and then the parents are busy working and all of that so there was just. I was talking to juniors and some seniors and just realized they didn't really know what was up ahead past college So or even some of them. Four College So then Innis. And how many years did you do? I did that one. Probably for one year one year and then I pivoted in so we'll talk about that as well but that was my very first my very first entrepreneurial endeavor and I loved it I loved it at first to become yeah. It's hard to become an issue because I realized that although I love working with the kid my real client was the parent and the parent and the kids weren't always on the same page like parents. Wanting one thing that kids are wanting another and then here I am caught in the middle and it was increasingly difficult to try to merge the two and try to find a happy medium and even to mediate between parents and kids. So you know it was just a I only did it like I said for that year and then we moved in that. I decided to stop that one. I can see that. I think all of us aside Hustler's there. There's really anyone that I talked to. Who's like I've only ever tried to do one business? And that's it. No right we get an idea of where we're GonNa you know dabble in it for a few months to a year and understand that all right. Maybe this isn't for me and that's why I love side House leads. Yeah it gives you that freedom like you don't have to commit right away you can see if it's for you yet and I'm so thankful yeah. I'm thankful for that experience because number one. It did teach me that. I do like being an entrepreneur. That wasn't even something I considered prior to. I think what I considered was possibly doing like I said being in a leadership role but for business or you know maybe even going all the way up you know however I could within someone else's business structure but it did. It didn't occur to me that I may want to start my own business until then so although I decided to stop that business. I did not stop wanting to be an entrepreneur so I think along the way that's what most of us realizes that all experiences somehow ended up getting you to where you want to be so that was my experience with that one.
Grand Princess cruise ship to dock in Oakland
"Coronavirus worries weighing on markets in a major way has more infections are reported in the US and around the world over a hundred and ten thousand people infected globally in Oakland California in a matter of hours a cruise ship with at least twenty one on board we have tested positive will be docking ABC's Matt Gutman is there what you're going to see if this court in unprecedented public health effort and it began overnight with teams boarding the grand princess to begin the triage of those passengers it will continue today with this complex choreography of offloading the twenty four hundred passengers in a way that doesn't expose them to more of the virus of nineteen now blamed for at least twenty two deaths in the United States at the White House concern after recent brush with the virus here's ABC's Karen Travers the White House is not commenting on whether anyone who works at the White House has been tested for covert nineteen a man who attended a conservative political conference outside Washington last week tested positive for novel coronavirus president trump and vice president pence were among the speakers at that conference neither had direct contact with that man of Texas senator Ted Cruz did and while he says he feels fine he is self quarantining at his Texas home fears of the virus hitting stock markets as well oil sliding I think it's gonna be a little bit of a black Monday oil markets and perhaps with financial markets on clothes a heads up the oil price information service in all price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia sending prices tumbling as much as thirty three percent Wall Street futures trading stopped overnight after falling too far down futures down over twelve hundred campaigning continues however with several primary set for tomorrow Bernie Sanders taking aim at Joe Biden we are taking on in this campaign nachos Joe Biden on we're taking on the the sixty billion as well funding his campaign you're listening to ABC news stay connected stay informed the promo morning news it's five oh two and it's Monday morning March ninth frosty and sub freezing temperatures and a lot of places this morning thirty one degrees in Renton for example right now along with Greg Herschel another factor here the top stories from the couple twenty four seven news center according to the state health department's website there have officially been eighteen deaths in Washington link to coronavirus couples Brian Calver reports live things happened so quickly that number may not be up today for example Greg Amanda late yesterday we got news of a probable nineteenth death but in the rush to contain in quarantine at the local level that debt hasn't been officially communicated to state health officials the majority of those deaths are connected to life care center in Kirkland a nursing home that once housed one hundred seventy clients the current number of residents that are still in the facility dropped by eight we have fifty five Bucks person Tim Killian calls employees who remain on the job they're heroes the amount of work and stressed that these the staff and employees and caregivers here under is tremendous no longer confined to our local area now seven counties are reporting the state's total of covert nineteen positives two one hundred thirty six Brian Calvert komo news and I'm Corwin hate Clive Washington's governor says mandatory measures may become necessary to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus virus Inslee approves of what people are already doing to limit their exposure by working from home if possible and avoiding large social gatherings but he knows the time may come when public health officials will consider making some voluntary limitations mandatory because we need to make decisions based on what this is going to look like a few weeks from now not what it is just today he says the state might have to mandate what health officials call social distancing although he does not say what such a mandate might look like he also minimizing minimizes the insults flung his way last week when president trump called Inslee a snake there's been some unfortunate comments from the president that that's just been a distraction and we're working well with the federal agencies reporting live Corwin hate komo news U. S. representative Susan del Benes says she's going to work to ensure local hospitals get the protective gear they need so that we can make sure they have the resources they need to continue to respond up things like personal protective equipment mass Gandhi's first district Democrat made her remarks after touring Kirkland's evergreen health Medical Center where three people have died from corona virus coming up up now now the the como como morning morning news news more more schools schools have have decided decided decided decided to to go go to to online online learning learning over over concerns concerns of of spreading spreading coronavirus coronavirus I'm I'm Carlene Carlene Johnson Johnson live for Monday morning it's chilly out there let's see what the drivers like with the coal traffic update good morning here good morning Greg M&S so we don't have any blocking crashes or stalls right now we do have some areas of heavy fog so if that's the case for you of course use extra caution there we do have slowing in our typical spots of northbound I. five near Tacoma city said enter and north bound one six seven is starting to build three seven nothing much but slow slow down down down right right right now now now southbound southbound southbound I. I. I. five five five at at at the the the Boeing Boeing Boeing freeway freeway freeway and and and we we we are are are wide wide wide open open open both both both directions directions directions of of of four four four oh oh oh five five five our our our next next next come come come traffic traffic traffic at at at five five five fourteen fourteen fourteen time time time now now now for for for the the the global global global eagle eagle eagle river river river forecast forecast forecast and and and here's here's here's meteorologist meteorologist meteorologist Kristen Kristen Kristen Clarke Clarke Clarke clear clear clear skies skies skies light light light winds winds winds over over over western western western Washington Washington Washington to to to start start start our our our week week week this this this morning morning morning that that that resulted resulted resulted in in in widespread widespread widespread temperatures temperatures temperatures in the twenties and thirties yeah actually start for week here know any patchy fog that developed overnight will quickly burn off to reveal a mostly sunny afternoon today looking great for the evening drive home now Tuesday features a bit more cloud cover and a few light rain showers along the coast in northwest interior otherwise the showers hold off in Seattle until Wednesday morning Thursday looks good but we're tracking a late week storm Friday that brings about heavier lowland rain and mountain snow with a significant cool down into the weekend that will support lowlands snow showers early Saturday morning something to keep an eye on it in the coming weather center I'm meteorologist Kristen Clarke else to keep an eye on it as potentially slippery driving this morning we have foggy locations especially in the north south and temperatures like twenty five in Arlington right now Everitt of soggy thirty one in Olympia it's twenty six degrees right now at sea tac airport clear skies and thirty four companies time five oh six more schools and universities have made the decision to go to online classes only hoping to stop the spread of coronaviruses the latest on that from Cuomo's Carlene Johnson gas thousands of students from the university of Washington Washington among among those those who who will will be be watching watching lectures lectures online online and and taking taking finals finals from from home home through through at at least least March March twentieth twentieth that's that's when when the the quarter quarter ends ends that that spring spring break break after after that that Jack Jack how how Sarek Sarek is is a a junior junior at at the the U. U. job job he he says says not not having having to to go go to to class class is is just just fine fine with with him him me me all all my my professors professors just just record record their their lectures lectures and and then then they they just just kind kind of of let let us us watch watch it it whenever whenever I I want want so so it's it's really really nice nice where I can get up at you know ten thirty and just in my pajamas watching the but usually pretty cool now C. L. university also canceled in person classes same was Seattle Pacific university PL use starts their distance learning tomorrow same for shoreline community college Lake Washington institute of technology in Kirkland they're moving it all online as well and for nor sure our public schools the entire district begins online learning today several other schools are closed with remote learning plans are for cleaning because a parent student or staff member tested positive the complete list is on our website at komo news dot com I'm calling Johnson cruise ship passengers are waiting to see if the upcoming sailing season will change because of coronavirus the port of Seattle says it's working with the federal government and cruise lines to come up with protocols dealing with passenger safety and health cruise season officially starts April first it's nearly a one billion dollar industry for Seattle the Seattle center exhibition hall has been set aside or has set aside to part of it as a temporary shelter is a corona virus sweeps through the city a special area has been designated for selected homeless clients who are already housed at two of the city's biggest shelters there are no known cases of the virus and any of shelter in Seattle city leaders are also taking steps to ensure sanitation and hygiene standards are up to date at all shelters some churches decided not to hold services in person yesterday to contain the spread of the virus couple's big Poppa reports from Seattle's Bethany community church the church decided earlier this week to tell its members to stay home to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus and while they normally stream their services for other churches the decision to have services online wasn't easy to stand up here and and kind of host it was different J. Kurtz is the lead pastor for Arbor church in Woodville he says before this week his church had never done any live streaming but when they heard the advice to limit large gatherings they decided this week to set up cameras and tell members to stay home for church it's literally been Friday Saturday and then here we are doing this he says despite the empty chairs hundreds of people were still able to hear the church's message of felt like we had community it's just on a normal community that's come mostly problem reporting the city of Kent is not backing down from its fight with king county over plans to use the former A. Connell lodges a corona virus quarantine site there were even a couple of protesters out there yesterday worries me that this is a facility that is not that's not locked down you're free to leave whenever they want and there's so many businesses here leave on Friday a king county judge denied the city of cats request for a temporary restraining order that ruling will allow as many as fifteen people to move into the eighty five bed motel soon you could be able to test her for covert nineteen from the comfort of your own home The Seattle Times reports the bill and Melinda gates foundation is funding a project offer in home knows swab kits for people showing symptoms the samples with then be sent to the lab at the university of Washington for testing right now it's not clear when that project could launch popular Starbucks in downtown Seattle has been closed temporarily because of concerns over the virus it's historic first in university it's now been deep cleaned and an employee who tested positive for the virus itself isolated at home Starbucks has also stopped accepting personal cops to help the virus from spreading the coffee chain says it'll still honor the ten cent discount to customers bring in their own cop they just won't refill those cups right now police time five tenths now it's time to get to the Harley exterior sports desk good morning Tom hustler good morning to you the husky men's basketball teams swept the Arizona schools over the weekend there had directly for Las Vegas for the pac twelve men's tournament begins Wednesday Washington will open as a number twelve seed facing the team they just beat Saturday Arizona that came at two thirty Wednesday after Saturday's win coach Mike Hopkins said this would be a perfect time to run the table and when the turning me what more do you want to be able to try to rattle off four games in a row I mean what else what other great opportunity can you have you know and so these guys are believe it will be a great opportunity and kind of fired up there after that game on Saturday our coverage Wednesday will start at two more Franco Tompkins and women's coach should be one of the coaches are tonight at six Cougars play Colorado in the first round the turn of the game Wednesday night at eight thirty in the pac twelve women's sort of a title game yesterday Oregon with Stanford eighty nine fifty six merece continue to struggle in cactus league play they fell to the giants yesterday eight four in Scottsdale in a night game against the brewers this evening at Mary's merry Vail Arizona and congratulations to the Garfield boys and girls basketball teams both won three eight state title Saturday at the Tacoma dome sports to forty Patsy tower Tom are on the whole the Huskies commodities commodities time five twelve the traffic update in just a couple of minutes Sierra is canceling a concert in front of her home town crowd in Texas later this month the wife of Russell Wilson is pregnant she says she doesn't want to travel to a big event while the corona virus is still spreading she says our doctors have advised her to avoid large gatherings a quarter of Italy's population roughly sixteen million people are now under quarantine because of coronavirus authorities say anyone living in the northern on body region needs special permission to travel south of the death toll surged to three hundred and sixty six hundred and thirty three people dying in just twenty four hours according to prime minister Justin because the more than six thousand cases represent a national emergency with the entire lawn body region on lockdown it's capital Milan as well as Venice economic and tourist Mecca is closed for business both cities in the red zone the usually bustling tourist hubs now deserted old museums closed gondolas lying unused on those famous Venice canals travel bloggers recall food and Andreas on sunny who live in the region a concern for the long term impact the economy is here is how lowly and then on travel this could be devastating restaurants and bars in the region are required to close at six o'clock and tables have to be at least a meter apart it's just a lot less social I'd say and it's slow quite so since the first time pope Francis live streaming his Sunday prayer hoping to keep away large crowds now the authorities say people could face jail time if they don't adhere to these measures but it's unclear how they're going to enforce them thousands of people over the weekend fled from the north making their way to the south of the country but a governor in the south of Italy has said stay away we don't want you here ABC's James Longman as Florida's busy spring break season is under way the man tasked with heading up the federal government's efforts against corona virus vice president Mike pence addressed something has been on the minds of thousands of families preparing to travel to theme parks are they safe over the weekend he stressed it is safe for healthy Americans to travel and to quote him one of our favorite places to go when my children were young and even even before before my my children children came came was was in in Orlando Orlando still still her her faith faith in in the the pence pence has has been been watching watching the the spread spread of of coronavirus coronavirus for for weeks weeks theme theme parks parks in in Asia Asia have have closed closed he estimates the temporary closure of Disney parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong could cost the company something like one hundred seventy five million dollars just getting word that one person has died in an apartment fire in Tacoma it started about two thirty this morning near north twenty sixth street in north narrows no word yet on what started that fire it's five forty traffic update again with Karageorge who still don't have any blocking problems on the highways but you can expect to see brake lights northbound I. five to Tacoma city center and north bound one six seven continues to build in some especially around state route four ten south on I five it's looking just a little bit slow slow right right right around around around marine marine marine view view view drive drive drive but but but it's it's it's not not not going going going to to to be be be lasting lasting lasting for for for too too too long long long the the the rest rest rest of of of the the the drives drives drives are are are moving moving moving at at at the the the speed speed speed limit limit limit and and and if if if the the the mountains mountains mountains are are are in in in your your your travel travel travel plans plans plans well well well it's it's it's a a a good good good time time for for it it because because there's there's no no restrictions restrictions at at either either snow snow Kwame Kwame or or Stevens Stevens pass pass our our next next call call much much traffic traffic at at five five twenty twenty four four come come eco eco roof roof forecast forecast it's it's going going to to be be a a nice nice day day mostly mostly sunny sunny high high about about fifty chilly to start though clear and cold overnight with lows in the mid thirties tomorrow looks dry partly sunny and fifty then we'll see a slight chance of rain rolled back in on Wednesday to the mountain passes they're in good shape but you don't want to get out of your car without a jacket on up there's twenty one degrees at the summit of Snoqualmie pass nineteen degrees at the summit of Stevens pass right now in downtown Seattle clear skies at thirty four degrees stay connected stay informed the northwest only twenty four hour news station komo news at five fifteen the cobalt morning news Franklin sees at the editor's desk on this Monday morning that the correct personal time and the fact of the number of coronavirus cases in this country continues to rise the total is now over five hundred sixty cases according to Johns Hopkins University there were twenty two deaths linked to the rapidly spreading virus Dr Anthony Fauci who heads the national institutes of health infectious disease unit says after initial missteps contributed to to contributing diagnostic tests there should be four hundred thousand more testing kits available starting today today the the state state department department is is now now urging urging Americans Americans not not to to get get on on cruise cruise ships ships over over the the weekend weekend the the CDC CDC had had been been tracking tracking cruise cruise ships ships including including the the regal regal princess princess scheduled scheduled to to dock dock at port Everglades on Sunday it was feared a handful crew might have been exposed on a previous trip aboard the grand princess but the cruise line says none of the crew on those ships have had symptoms and now all but a single ship has been cleared by the CDC this coming is thirty five hundred grand princess passengers and crew will be quarantined for fourteen days in various facilities the ship's eleven hundred crew members will remain on board nineteen of them testing positive for the virus meanwhile only two of the twenty four hundred passengers have tested positive the most sick will be sent to hospitals while others taking to military bases in California and Georgia president trump has said that he would prefer if none of the passengers aboard these cruises landed on U. S. soil he mentioned any of that to you I had a private conversation with them and he said everything that I could have hoped for and every single thing he said they follow through on on Sunday hundreds of prescriptions delivered by boat maybe go to the ships more than one thousand passengers over the age of seventy the most vulnerable cohort and then for the first time in forty a healthy passengers finally allowed out of the rooms the waiting and the parts part by part and put into V. S. of possibly having to do another two weeks in isolation following that's still patience wearing thin on board I kind of feel like we're floating around the drain just waiting here to get the virus we haven't been tested we want to be tested properly and we want to make sure they were safe yeah the American passengers will do their quarantine bases here in California and as far away as Georgia now remember there are people from fifty four countries aboard the ship they're gonna have to be taken home on chartered flights out for so many this two week quarantine is an unexpected addition to this voyage many people on the ship telling me they just want to go back home to their families their dogs and a normal routine that's ABC's Matt Gutman two Republican members of Congress are voluntarily self quarantining after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus both senator Ted Cruz of Texas and congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona say the interaction interaction occurred at the recent conservative political action conference closer to home more and more businesses are feeling the pinch of corona virus and the steel head diner in pike place market announced it's shutting its doors at least for now the restaurant says it hopes to reopen at a later date but they haven't said when Seattle's blue acres seafood posted a sign on its door into an on Facebook saying it is now closed because the social and economic impacts of all of this and are hoping to re opens at some future date several businesses of shoulders are seeing less traffic as events are canceled and more people decide to stay closer to home in Oregon the governor has now declared a state of emergency over corona virus and the number of cases there is up to at least fourteen that emergency order now allows health and emergency management agencies to take immediate action and devote state resources to containing the outbreak U. S. Surgeon General Dr Jerome Adams appearing on CBS's face the nation over the weekend says quote we're now seeing community spread and we're try to help people understand how to mitigate the impact of disease spread the number of coronavirus cases in this country is now around five hundred fifty thanks for following this morning Cleveland police are piecing together details from a shoot out that killed one man and since seventeen people to the hospital detectives say the shots were exchanged late Saturday night during a fight between rival motorcycle clubs attending the same party some of the victims are also considered suspects in that incident disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has suffered an injury behind bars TMZ reports that Weinstein was in a cell with two other prisoners when the convicted rapist fell and hit his head yesterday there's no word about his condition and there's no word on the circumstances that led up to that fall Twitter this labeling a video of Joe Biden that was posted by president trump manipulated media the video shows Biden stumbling on a campaign speech in Missouri and saying quote we can only re elected Donald Trump Biden's actual quote was we can only re elected Donald Trump if we get engaged in the circular firing squad so it's got to be a positive campaign by the way voters head to the polls for another round of primaries tomorrow including here in Washington the races basically down to Biden versus Sanders and over the weekend the Reverend Jesse Jackson came out to endorse Bernie Sanders companies time five twenty two R. propellant shirts funny updates oil prices are plummeting global markets are steeply sliding and Wall Street futures are way down this is looking like a rough week on financial markets and oil markets says Tom Kloza head of the oil price information service the drop in oil prices thirty extraordinary hand tighten your seat belts this week you make to your four oh one K. dropped by eight or ten percent but today well I can buy gas for a dollar eighty nine the letter would be a good economic stimulus except consumer and business demand could be as bad as good plate the financial the Bakul in two thousand and eight because of coronavirus chucks Iverson ABC news one of the reasons why oil prices are crashing is that Saudi Arabia started a price war with Russia yesterday US oil prices are down twenty seven percent to a four year low of thirty dollars a barrel is turning out to is shaping up to be the worst day for oil prices since nineteen ninety one it's not going to be a pretty day for Wall Street either Dow futures down twelve hundred fifty five right now almost five percent S. and P. down a hundred forty five that's also almost five percent nasdaq futures down four hundred ten it's five twenty two and we'll check traffic and weather next year on the calm all morning news the latest on the corona virus governor Jay Inslee says he'll continue to press the federal government for more help to fight coronavirus stay connected stay informed what if you can't afford to stay home the president talking about his administration's reaction we are here for you twenty four seven komo news at Fisher investments we do things differently and other money managers don't understand why because our way works great for us but it may not work for your clients that's why Fisher investments as a fiduciary obligated to put clients first is the highest standard for a financial adviser so what do you provide cookie cutter portfolios like the rest of us no cookie cutter portfolios here Fisher investments Taylor's portfolios to meet each client's goals and needs but you do sell investments that earn high commissions right and make commissions when you make trades for your clients no Fisher investments doesn't sell any commission investment products and we never earn commissions on trades so what's in it for you Fisher investments fees are structured so we do better when our clients do better when it comes to helping clients achieve a comfortable retirement we're clearly different visit Fisher investments dot com to find out why investors like you switched us Fisher investments clearly different money management investments in securities involves risk of loss got a Hey Bob our preseason air conditioning cell is just getting started as warm weather months stretch longer and longer each summer this cell keeps getting bigger and bigger thousands of Puget Sound residents requested quotes for AC last year you're right Lola there's no doubt the summers are lasting longer in fact eight out of the last ten years so warm weather stick around for six or more months it's true Bob with that intense warm weather sticking around Bucks is proud to offer AC solutions to Puget Sound residents in need absolutely R. 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B. C. news at five thirty the market's opening an hour from now after overnight futures were halted because the numbers were slipping too fast ABC's Rebecca Jarvis is on Wall Street with the latest stock stay where they are right now it will be the worst day of trading so far this year the Dow is now down thirteen hundred points overnight futures falling five percent so here's what's happening over the weekend back called a meeting to discuss falling oil prices in the wake of corona virus which is sent prices lower those talks fizzled and the Saudi Arabians rather than being supportive of oil prices sent them plunging last time oil prices were this low it led to several bankruptcies of smaller energy companies number of confirmed covert nineteen cases in the U. S. now tops five hundred there are twenty one infected passengers on a cruise ship off the coast of San Francisco everyone will be taken off in quarantine starting today at Westminster Abbey Harry and Meghan taking part in Commonwealth day their final appearances working Royals Jerry Preston ABC news one thousand seven ninety seven seventy five thirty one right now Monday morning frosty in many places foggy in some other spots of temperatures like twenty six in Olympia right now along with Greg Herschel time Manda factor here the top stories from the couple twenty four seven news center for the first time our state's health department website is listing more than two counties with positive covert nineteen test results almost Brian Calvert is here with this morning's update for the longest time just king and Snohomish relisted this morning there's Pierce Clark grant Jefferson and Kidd assess county as well kickass county as well for a state wide total of one hundred thirty six positive cases and while the official death count remains at eighteen we've learned of at least one more that's not official because it hasn't yet been reported to the state thirteen of the eighteen coronavirus debts are officially connected to life care center in Kirkland we have found this to be troubling and involve tile unpredictable Tim Killian a spokesperson for the nursing home says there are fifty five patients still there he confirms they do have enough test kits that testing is still ongoing we have eleven more those tasks to complete I do want to stress that we still have received no results back for those tests Brian Calvert komo news and I'm Corwin hate live evergreen health Medical Center in Kirkland has become the focal point of our areas medical response to the outbreak as of Sunday the hospital says it has treated forty five cases of covert nineteen as confirmed by Washington state testing fifteen of those patients have died the deaths include patients who were residents of life care nursing home life care center nursing home located just two miles away from evergreen hospital U. S. congresswoman Susan W. any toured evergreen over over the weekend and came away impressed understanding what took place here at evergreen health in terms of adapting the facility to deal with this type of outbreak hopefully can inform others across the country how they might respond hospital officials say one of its practices has been to keep confirmed coronavirus patients isolated in what's called the cold hearted area in which air pressure is changed to negative insuring that cantante contamination from that area does not flow into surrounding areas Corwin hate komo news under Jay Inslee envisions a time when voluntary steps against the virus infection become mandatory he tells komo news right now Washingtonians are doing a good job of protecting themselves and others but we are considering there might be stronger measures that are necessary to make this more uniform across across the community over there says those measures may include enforced social distancing such as cancellation of public events coming up on the come on morning news many families families expected expected to to opt opt out out others others are are please please with with comprehensive comprehensive sexual sexual health health education education which which has has been been adopted adopted in in Washington Washington now now just just waiting waiting for for the the governor's governor's signature signature on on Carly Carly Johnson five thirty four time for another couple traffic update here's Keira George well see at least a mile back up now northbound I. five approaching J. BLM's main gate that's where we have a stall was blocking the left lane now we have two left lanes that are blocked this backup is growing quickly northbound I. five also slow between highway sixteen and River Road and you'll find often on slowing it you're traveling out of federal way federal way to Seattle is running about thirty two minutes north and one six seven is going to be busy through much of Sumner into Pacific after that Auburn to Renton that's taking about eighteen minutes a north bound for five is beginning to tap the brakes around sunset our next call much traffic at five forty four the traffic this time is brought to you by Panera bread try Pinera bread to do unlimited coffee subscription you could have coffee after coffee and pay just eight ninety nine a month your Cup is always full restrictions apply participating cafes over time for the call multicultural forecast with meteorologist Kristen Clarke patchy morning fog will burn off to reveal a mostly sunny afternoon looking drive for the drive time home home here here today today clear clear skies skies tonight tonight another another chilly chilly Tuesday Tuesday morning morning lows lows will will once once again again be be close close to to freezing freezing photo photo by by a a subtle subtle increase increase in in the the clouds clouds Tuesday Tuesday afternoon afternoon maybe maybe Bellingham Bellingham sees a passing shower parts of the Olympic peninsula otherwise remaining dry through Tuesday in Seattle that into Wednesday morning to see any bit of rain and it will be rather light here on the emerald city by mid week Thursday all locations stay dry but Friday here comes a good steady lowland rain chance and mountain snow developing from a rather wet late week storm that brings about a cool down into the weekend and possibly some lowland snow showers Saturday morning certainly something to keep an eye on heading into the weekend and a couple other center I'm meteorologist Kristen Clarke clear skies over much of the state this morning and bitterly cold in some spots Yakima's at twenty three degrees right now and there is fog here in parts of western Washington averaged thirty one in the fog it's a foggy twenty five in Arlington and is twenty six degrees in Olympia come on it's time five thirty six more than fifty thousand students in our area will be who learning from home on can today is the university of Washington and other campuses are closed amid fears of a spreading coronavirus we get the update from Kamel's cara constant concerns over corona virus isn't stopping Jack Q. Serret for preparing for next week's example right here on campus kind of catching up on lectures as I prepare for my final she says many professors already posts lectures online so students are you still learning on the computer some students might have trouble with the technology stuff but I think the majority of us it's it's going okay I think we can we can handle pretty well eight businesses along the aber hoping for a better week despite classes going to the cloud businesses here say the last few days have been robbed so we took a hit this last week we definitely took a huge hit but it big time brewery business has been down forty percent owner Rick McLaughlin planes concerns over Kobe nineteen homeowners time five thirty seven a bill requiring comprehensive sexual health education starting in kindergarten is ready for governor Jay Inslee's signature supporters say it's about protecting children opponents say it's giving too much information too soon when we get the update live from couples Carly Johnson will the Senate passes bill back in January the house then followed last week after a marathon six hour debate that didn't end until about two o'clock in the morning on March fifth democratic representative Sharon she make all concerned about some of the students a lot of them are ready for something like this action was Republican bill Jenkin he and other Republicans offered dozens and dozens of amendments souls all but one being rejected W. new sex ed curriculum will require medically accurate information from kindergarten to third grade they'll focus on social emotional learning teaching kids it's okay to say no when someone makes you feel uncomfortable parents certainly can opt their kids out of this curriculum Carly Johnson come motives a fire broke out in an apartment unity in the Tacoma early this morning and one person was found dead in the building this was near north twenty six and narrows the result is a twelve people now have no place to stay no word on how the fire started fire damaged an auto zone store at ninety fifth and Bridgeport way this morning sprinklers inside the building help keep the damage down the word yet how that fire started it's five thirty nine and we're just a minute away from a como sports update from the time you were a child you were taught to always brush your teeth white well because good oral habits make for a great smile and it's imperative to your overall health if you need guidance with dental implants or any dental procedure consider all your options just be sure to consider Dr Choi advanced implant dental advanced implant dental is where education and experience meets state of the art dental technologies giving you back the functionality of natural teeth at a price you can afford from implants orthodontics veneers root canals to full mouth restoration Dr Choi will show you your best treatment option advanced implant dental accepts most insurance providers and will work with you and your budget so you can get the treatment you need now and receive thirty percent off any dental implant treatment while supplies last advanced implant dental your choice for complete dental implant in dental care for dent way Tukwila two oh six two four one fifty eight twenty advanced implant dental dot com coldest time five forty now to the Harley exterior sports update here's Tom hustler well to manage up to four and eleven in cactus league play after eight four loss against the giants yesterday there were bright spots including the three any performance by lefthander Justus Sheffield gave up just a run on three hits struck out five skippers got service legs Sheffield spring performance so far the Sheffield again another step in the right direction from the ball really really well very consistent the company is growing I mean Paul white box lighter number strikeouts there gave up just one run and really happy where he's at it the mariners play under the lights against the brewers dot in Maryvale Arizona the US husky men's basketball team beat Arizona Saturday completing a sweep of the desert schools building momentum heading into the pac twelve tournament Wednesday Washington winning three of the last four there are twelve seeded take on those same Wildcats at two thirty Wednesday because face Colorado in another first round tournament game one tonight at eight thirty to forget the coach's show Mike Hopkins and women's coach Jody Wynn tonight at six elsewhere basketball today Gonzaga's women played Portland for the west coast conference tournament title at noon in Las Vegas is that men face San Francisco in a semifinal match up tonight and the U. 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BLM's main gate and this is due to assault that was taking up two left lanes it looks like it's now been moved over to the shoulders so it may take a little bit longer to clear out some of these backups northbound I. five also going to be slow there did come a city center you'll also be finding some often on slowing as you're traveling out of federal way to canton wind road northbound one six seven that's going to be heavy much of the drive from highway four tended to Pacific we're also filling in between highway eighteen anti seventy seven north bound for a five was a mixer company around sunset and then again around north east forty fourth and west on state route five to two that's starting to build the Snohomish river our next call much traffic at five fifty four this time is brought to you by Penn never bread truck they were bred to do unlimited coffee subscription you could could have have have coffee coffee coffee coffee after after after after coffee coffee coffee coffee and and 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increasing clouds overnight Tuesday into Wednesday Wednesday looks like a cloudy day with just a slight chance of rain rebound into the sunshine clear skies in downtown Seattle right now it's thirty four stay connected stay informed the northwest only twenty four hour news station komo news one thousand FM ninety seven seventy five forty six right now Monday morning Gregg Hersholt Amanda factor here with a cold morning translations of the other steps the grand princess cruise ship that has twenty one people on board with corona virus is expected to arrive in Oakland today California governor Gavin Newsom says reports being prepared and the area secured with the entire process to remove passengers expected to take two to three days former FDA commissioner says now is a crucial time in the fight against the virus on CBS's face the nation Dr Scott Gottlieb said the next two weeks are key and he adds that the next two months will probably be difficult with the closing closing of of businesses businesses and and schools schools Gottlieb Gottlieb did did offer offer reassurance reassurance saying saying quote quote we'll we'll get get through through this this another another former former democratic democratic presidential presidential candidate candidate is is endorsing endorsing Joe Joe Biden Biden in a video on Twitter California senator Kamilla Harris threw her support behind the former vice president saying quote I believe in joke we need a leader who really does care about the people and who can therefore unify the people and I believe Joe can do that and with us right now was ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts Steve what a difference a week makes it did you anticipate Joe Biden picking up this mode the momentum this quickly no I have not I don't think anybody did I I think what we're what we're seeing though is a fascinating phenomena based on one word and that word is fear it's fear of Donald Trump and fear of Bernie Sanders Joe Biden has not been reborn as some useful charismatics move talking energetic candidates Joe Biden today is still the same Joe Biden that people have a lot of doubts about two weeks ago two months ago two years ago the difference is that Democrats have so desperate so frantic to find somebody who can beat Donald Trump that they decided that day either as a group and individually as voters and as candidates they'll camel Harris being an example of of having to rally around somebody and then choosing between Biden and Sanders the fear of Bernie Sanders is pulling the party too far to the left so there's a lot of energy around the Biden candidacy right now but in my view it's largely negative energy it's driven by fear it's driven by desperation there are not a lot of Democrats even this morning jumping up and down in Saint Joe Biden's gonna be a great candidate a great president but this negative energy is very powerful and that's what's driving this trend do you think it's now his to lose or is it too early to say that definitely has to lose end up and I think it's gonna be very difficult for Bernie Sanders to rebound here the one variable of course the one no wild card is by himself as I say he has not been report he's still the guy who can show astounding lapses of judgment he's still the guy who could make gaffes he's still the guy who can show his age very clearly he's still the guy who can appear fumbling and uncertain and in debates with Bernie Sanders and interviews it's still entirely possible for him to make damaging mistakes I think a lot of Democrats even if they rally around by they're holding their breath and hoping that Biden will get its act together and I've seen some signs a few signs of Byton improving on the stop I think he's shown a little bit more energy I think the campaign line about I'm the candidate of those who have been left behind it counted out is a defective and powerful line really echoes of a bill to written of nineteen ninety two the comeback kid although Biden's hardly a kid he's more the comeback teaser than the comeback kid and also this line of of of appealing to the concepts of dignity and civility and normalcy I think they provide a fairly stark contrast to the president who's in the oval office now but Biden is still Biden it was all of his flaws but at this point he's the Democrats best hope and it's gonna be very difficult for Sanders to capture Steve thanks for your thoughts again this morning ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts it's also worth noting that this morning one of the former candidates US senator Cory Booker came out in support of Joe Biden for president the company's time five fifty one seventy two are propelling turns money update writer says Boeing's proposal to leave wiring bundles in place on the ground at seven thirty seven Max has not won the backing of federal aviation regulators last month Boeing told FAA a it does not believe it needs to separate or move wiring bundles on its ground at seven 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"It's time for the part of the show this week at least is cold. The Corona virus is not a logical fallacy because of the bicyclists in the world. So we should probably talk about that and Yet trump kind of a is seems more concerned about The economy which has taken a massive thanks to the coin of US and He did a press conference lost Wednesday. Which I presume a spice to ratio of people and coding to the Dow Jones least. Yeah and also the fight. That thirty eight percent of Americans will have said they went. Drink Corona bear because of the virus Which is a large number again. I wonder if it's the I mean is let's face it. It's the same thirty eight percent of the. Yeah I outlined tonight reported something like one hundred thirty six billion dollar loss or something as a result of stupidity like up until then being glad drinking it knowing that it contain this virus and now they're not drinking it because they've sure that it contains of Iris. What the hell. Because in so because in England all of the kids people who were kids in the seventy s we used to drink orangeade. Lemonade made buying corona. So We'd have these big toll glass balls so I'm actually immune because of drunk so much corona has it. It's like having the smallpox vaccine rubbing yourself up cows others. I've been doing equivalent with lemonade for all of my childhood. So yeah so. The background to the current crisis Essentially is in in May of two thousand eighteen trump. Got Rid of a Rear Admiral. Tim Zima who was serving on the National Security Council as the director of Global Health Security. So his job in that position was basically to coordinate responses to global health agencies and potential pandemics and. He was apparently very good at that. He worked on a malaria outbreak. During you've Administration and is credited with saving millions of lives in that position and trump did not replace Tim Zima with anyone. He got rid of that position brought said He. He stopped there being person who is in charge of coordinating responses depend to potential pandemics And the National Security Council director for medical and bio defense preparedness. Wgn BEREA. She left the same month as Tim. Zima was was Let go essentially and she was not replaced. Either so that was basically for the last two years will most. That's been no one in charge of preparing for potential major global health problems and now suddenly point important that there is someone doing that because there's a major liberal home advisor about another outbreak. Bola since the one haven't doing a BOMAS presidency. Yeah but that wasn't enough to weren't Asi employing to do that. And so rather than decide the actually that position was going and hire someone knew like maybe a neuroscientist or someone who knows anything tool about health medicine. Yeah in any way Chump pointed Mike Pence to lead the task force to to control corona virus in the US. The well known medical expert. Who and who didn't it didn't recommend prayers and thoughts and prayers for your HIV in leading leading to a significant HIV. Outbreaking in Indiana. His state Yes he also. As recently as The thousands claimed that. There's no evidence that smoking causes cancer apart from all the evidence so yeah and again whereas they wouldn't be so awful if trump appointed pens in charge and then pence employed Some medical professionals some experts involved yet. The people the pence has has brought onto the taskforce of people like Steve Mnuchin. And Larry cudlow which Kinda suggests they already really focused on. The economic fallout rather than the People. Dying and yes. They spent most of the press conference essentially telling people there was nothing to worry about and that that was only fifteen cases in the US and those people would rapidly getting better that bazire cases in a few days and it was ugly fine and they went going to be any Major outbreaks and soon as the weather starts to get warmer in in April. 'cause classically very boom April. They still going to go away anyway. Okay it miraculous because warm weather. Everyone knows you know. Corona virus is is completely killed by format I e pro by spring flowers bluebells. Bluebells GONNA find that. There are cases in Australia breaking heat. Similar effect based on completely. There's no a lot more than fifteen places are there. There's six accounting forty three cases that were on the diamond princess yeah the kind of quarantines and yeah this this now eighty seven goal think today in the US. Ms and the thing is that's confirmed cases and in explain very very difficult in the US to confirm cases because hardly anywhere has tests for it because the the tests that were originally sent out by the CDC of which hardly any was towns had a faulty agent. Meaning they were essentially one price and most medical centers simply don't have a way of testing that's assuming people are GonNa go to the and expense of getting tested one of the things that has been cited as benefit of being a great thing about corona virus. Is that generally speaking most people the symptoms of very very kind of minimum. They are some people asymmetric completely and and some people is basically like a kind of mild flu like illness. That kind of means that for most people not even GonNa bother going to the doctor. Yeah so and so you got a lot of people who are potentially looking around with with Nevada spoil all even as matic and passing it on to other people 'cause it it kind of incubates for somewhere between ten and fourteen days possibly then they will come in. They don't even know they go to know other people don't know they go to going to trump rallies area and being in a room with thousands of other people and Essentially means is nobody knows how many people in the US actually have it at the my and that's kind of 'em so of trump's standpoint isn't it they eat he kind of is the reassuring uncle when when what nobody knows means for for him and he's talking about it is that nobody really knows is not as bad as everyone says. Nobody really knows all I do. You'll be fine. Just listen to me. You gotta worry about it when actually what the terrifying thing is nobody knows because there's nobody in charge of this stuff and the guy there is in charge of. It is not worried about the health aspect. He's more worried about how this affects the hell chains and the voting population did see. It's a mean last week on facebook with somebody said I've not got corona virus and I've never been trump valley but if I get the I I'm sure as Hell GonNa do. Yeah so the other scary thing. Is that Ross design allowing people. Who Do they talk about to do the messaging they did they have? We have heard from people at the CDC who who do not say the same thing as trump who says the Does no reason to assume that will be spread. Cdc has said yes spreading his It will be commuting breaks. We also have people like Anthony Fam. She's the director of National Allergy and infectious diseases. Who before the press conference? Before pence was appointed corona virus saw will found she was scheduled to payroll Sunday. Shows basically to talk about getting on a multi the plan walls and he has he was ordered to cancel. His appearances in pence went on the Sunday shows instead so he could talk about what they're doing and claimed when the question came up about whether people being tested he said the M forty seven thousand people had been tested in screen to apple coming into the. Us tested and screened. The screened is doing a lot of work that because those people have not been tested at those forty seven thousand. People were asked questions about where they've been and if they've had a bit of a girl that was the screen was was direction you have virus amend they were letting in evacuating people from the province. Americans the CDC said they should not get the people and bring them back on a plane with people not invited and the trump administration went happy. And when did that? And according to whistle blower they did that without any particular kind of protective gear. All all in other people now yes. Yeah so the no then taking really the kind of most basic precautions to avoid things tolls inappropriate now and now. They've been a couple of cases at least in the way people have been infected. Who Haven't traveled don't know anyone who's traveled they pay of of. I've caught it from that community. And that being this being at least one death in Washington state and no nobody currently knows how many people are infected with it. It's not win not trying to scaremonger hair. It is just because nobody knows doesn't mean it's a lot of people it's certainly more people than we know of out that this me more than just the eighty seven confirmed cases who are infected and as those testing kits. Do Stop dying out properly to more medical centers. The the number of people that confirmed as People you have it will increase in. That doesn't mean it spreading. It means that we all just measuring getting a bedroom. Yes how many people there the. Us ACIDIC huge countries. Three hundred twenty million people. It's likely still extremely unlikely that anyone you come across has in in the UK. I believe we've got something like forty confirmed cases among sixty five many people. It's it's it still rare. The trouble is we'd like to keep way and the best way to do that is to listen to the experts. A note listen to politicians who've been lying to you about just about everything is and then assumed that this time that's the that's the worrying thing isn't it the the the kind of reaction to it. That's coming out of China and has been condemned by everybody else about China's approach is to hush the whole thing up a bit like when snowball went down in Russia. The first thing was to hush all lab and say everything's fine. It's all nothing to worry about. Meanwhile you know a huge clouds of radioactive dust going across the world and people are dying in the individuality and it's it's just that whole that's why the head of the head of the episode. We got. He is the mayor from jaws. And he's in the Guardian article that says that describes him he's the first instinct of the Manhattan hosts Hustler. Who tellier is loudly? Assuring the guests that the strong smell of burning coming from the ground floor merely shift trying out new barbecue rather than signed the building on fire and crucial to the effort is talking loudly over. The Fire Marshall's or even gagging them altogether. So is that the the frightening bit. Is that the so called Democratic Western governments and I include our own in the UK as well as the US's are adopting Chinese hotel it Russian totalitarian state behavior and denying it rather than just being transparent and turning to the experts and the World Health Organization and you know not saying oh well it's being weaponized to prevent me getting elected again or to detrimentally affect the stock market so my grip on the economy is seen to be worse than it is. It's just all just comes down to trump being ignorant. Full that the ignorant egotistical full the years and whilst that was kind of funny when it started it now could lead to the deaths of thousands of people in the US. Now it's kind of
What's Next for Bombardier?
"It's been a big month not just for Birdie but for business aviation in general. By months I mean. Basically since January sixteenth until February seventeenth. There was all kinds of speculation. About what bombard he was GONNA do. Because January sixteenth. They came out with a warning to Wall Street and they said first of all our twenty one thousand nine financial results are going to be so great. But that's not the biggest news. The biggest news is we're going to do something to our business portfolio. We just don't know yet and that got everybody going. As to what the possibilities or in the possibilities were bombarded currently exists with two divisions a business aviation division and in bigger train related division of trade related they make everything from actual trains to signaling products that go along with the railway system and so turned out. They were shopping. Both of them out to see which one could get the better deal and on February thirteenth. We heard the actual financial results for the year. And they of course. We're not as great as once hoped but more importantly what the. Marta announced that it was selling the rest of it. Eight to twenty stake to Airbus the eight to twenty is the series that Bernier originally developed and they were going to sell this now. They're remaining speak. They'd already sold part of it. They're going to sell the remaining of it for about five hundred fifty million dollars in cash and what that means is Airbus gets to walk away with the whole former C. series. Now the eight to twenty is entirely in its control and then four days later on February seventeen bombard. Ea announced it had reached a deal to sell its train. Division notice bombarded transportation to also come of France also is one of the two big train makers based in Europe Siemens being the other one and long story short. They're going to sell this for. They're going to sell the training division for up to four and a half billion dollars which does sound like a lot of money but then again you're talking about businesses that have more than fourteen billion dollars backlog or annual work and so it's it was a pretty much a fair deal all around and for Bardy what it does is it brings a desperately needed money. That bombarda was running out of Because it has a major debt payment next year and had to make the more importantly it had this huge debt pile of more than nine billion dollars that it faced with no real great business plan to help to pay it off now to getting out of the train business. And it's getting out of eight to twenty. It's going to be business aviation only and it's GonNa have half the that it used to have. So what does that mean for bombarding going forward? Let's say some big space so this money going trump's ideas trouble having trouble wild -veloping because he went way over. Budget and and Airbus Boeing basically were playing competitive games so they couldn't get a huge hole so they brought in a new CEO about Bellemare and they launched a five year plan and they've been sort of on that plan selling everything everything. They've acquired over the last three decades. They've been selling off to judge as part of this plan. How quick can you name them? All CR J sold off candidates. They've sold off the Canada's down view PLA. They've sold off. Sra Damn Cameras Downfield. They've sold of Canada. They sold off the would bomb. They sold off the out. J. Them Nestled on twenty with pupils. One hundred hundred let themselves with the business championships. Actually with you. Get back to nine hundred eighty six. I started when the quad candidate. And they're still making the challenge but anyway southern this strategy this five year turnaround plan and the idea was by the end of twenty twenty. They would have they'd be you know they'd be back into having SPEC CASH. They could use to pay down the debt right. So we're all tracking along this way. And of course the rail business going to ride together just contractual delivery troubles so they have all of a sudden at twenty twenty figgers way. Wonky and it was so fun to read the Michael Story because the apple is so McCall was saying he segment strategy. This is not strategy. Ain't just has been almost fire sale. Just keep so to say that. I've been thinking about this philosophy days sadly I've been thinking this philosophy and it's like watching a horror movie right. We have saved these. Don't go into that darkened room with taps which don't turn your back on the camera. Don't gain that car in the history of bodies don't stretch the J. develop a new airborne. Don't leave your regional airline customer base behind to develop an airliner. Don't try to yourself that you're not competing with the HIP Hustler. Unless you all of this thinking I really still don't WanNa get in that car bombarded. They are now very focused on business. Va Shin. But I'm this is not the end of the store.
"hustler" Discussed on Hysteria
"It's a real. It's a real thing though because like I think that part of of growing as a person professionally or personally is realizing when to say no to things Even though if that means that that night you're staying home and just like sorting that basket of sock. That has been accumulating for two months and I know it feels cleansing to actually like clean something you know when you say noticed something and someone asked. Oh what are you doing? And you can reply nothing honey. Oh my God. The wealth of age focuses your instagram. Am appointment and one of the things I think for me is that because once I left to having an office structure where you had an assistant or someone who was your buffer with the outside world so I have thought you know critically about my life over the past year as I like transition into different things and then like you know what I'm going to try and I'm trying it. I have a conference call with this woman next week to be. Did you read that article? Because yes that's amazing she's so ownership because really what I want her to do is to go through my inbox and say no to things for me because you know what the worst is and people do this shit women and I just cannot believe they do it to man. Someone asks me to do something and like just take no or Toyota and then they come back. We'll can we change. What if we did this? And then you're in this negotiation which is sucked up your mental power to be nice for the day and you're just drained and you have nothing and it's like so. I have decided like what would make my life substantially better and it's getting through some of those speaking engagements that come through because I feel like a Dick when I'm like. Can you call my speakers bureau and instead I just want someone else to do it for me. So that's my. That's that's how I make my life better than negatively. Murderers just had a breakthrough maybe sometimes representing yourself as someone who's working all the time is one way to stave off people just like relentlessly making demands of your time if you if you know because they're like you got one more hour he'll just twenty five hours in the day you've got more hours than beyond say It's like you but I honestly think that sometimes you know if I anticipate a request that I do not WanNa fulfill being like I'm just really things have been crazy. I'm really busy definitely. Don't have time to do anything that you're about to ask me to do. Is like one way to keep people from just assuming that I have time we'll see. Here's the thing all the emails I get our. Hey Eliza I know you're super busy but yeah what do you say? Yeah you're right. I'm busy like I do but I'm just saying and it's so hard to virtual assistant I remember but I remember being on the other side of that email which is so hard because sometime like the whole picture ring Culture Lord. But you hate that. I Hate I do. Here's here's why I don't feel that enough folk go into those Coffees OR PASTA. Sits with like prepared for real by hundred percent if you came. I don't if you start that coffee with so tell me your story honey. You did not come to this prepared because you don't. You don't know exactly what you're asking and I think that it's not and it's and I tried to be like open of spirit more. Recently there was a point where I was like. You can email me questions and only mail you back and if I hear of anything in your resume and keep it updated and that was my spiel. Now I've done it a little bit more. I think I need to be more generous of spirit but it is this big of leg. I remember being the kid asking the question and so I try to go with empathy. Because we're all trying to work at just work smarter harder than ever but lord some folk really means. Do you know what I when I do so I do try especially with people who are much younger than I am. Who asked me for help? I tell them what to come. Prepared like. I've stopped giving them the rope to hang themselves. I'm like okay if this is what you WanNa talk about. Let's do this this and this and be prepared for real talk. If you don't WanNa really talk then we should do this time because I mean I do. I'll open to you like you like to. I'm open to that. I wouldn't be in the place I am today. Had I not resell and picked so many comedians brains along the way over the course of the last ten years? I think I owe it to the community to give back to people behind me But I definitely understand. People waste my time frequently. So I'll do calls. I like to talk on the phone while I walked to the train so for me. It's like I feel. I feel like very DIONNE in clueless gabbing on my phone with my gals but I understand people waste your time but I y biggest issue with that is that I'll be honest and they'll be disappointed. Never follow up. Because I'd be like the key to being a successful comedian and I wouldn't. I don't even know if I'd describe myself as that is like a lot of hard work a lot of time by yourself. A lot of going to shows and that is not useful to someone who wants to Cheat Code. Yeah so yeah. Yeah I think that the the like picking you the emails I can get together with you and pick your brain. I like. I'm more along the lines of like I usually say yes to people especially if it's somebody that I think maybe gets passed over by like the industry if they're not like a typical person that you would see in a writer's room where somebody the guy named Matt who liked Improv. You're describing my ex-boyfriend but like a couple of them But but I know but I but I think like especially young women who are trying to go from one place to another or people that are from a rural area people from a non traditional background. I try to take time to talk to them but I also think that the cheat codes thing is real like people want just like a shortcut into doing things. I always tell people to read more read more. I do to make some more interesting. It's real yeah. I read born standing up. That was the first comedy book I read in that really set me on my path. Yeah in the book. Oh did I tell you I read I did? I texted you about the Butler thing. Oh my God it blew my face off. He's fantastic on TV. Butler is one of the both riders in American culture. Just fucking amazing. I WANNA close this conversation by discussing a woman who does appear to do everything and I want like our theories of how that happens Elizabeth Warren. How how she she feels it. That's the thing I feel like. She's fully fueled by her guts. Yeah I know what I mean like the balking health. She's on Rye. I want video of her. Eating things like walk and Burgers to know that she is fueling her actual body. That's usually she's not trying to prove anything to anybody. Yeah choose a utilitarian haircut. Yeah this is. This is how the mood and a fourteen seconds. I like plan. I mean I don't know but it's also part of the reason why you know she gets ignore it and there's backlash against her. It's because there is very middle. School principal thing happening here and I love my middle school. Principal like this like efficiency in her. You know she has less than you know that there's like she has that bounce back email thing in case you forget something like it feels to thought out because she thought out thought out. Yeah but no. But that's what I think about her. But then when I look at her utilitarian ish haircut and the fact that she essentially wears the same outfit every day I feel like she sat down with herself and was like I want to do this. How am I going to take the stupid shit out of my in making process brainpower so I can focus on these other things so I just like mad? Respect for those to hurry outlet blazers. She got I mean she like. Marie conduct her schedule. Doesn't ever actually right. Like only joy budgets joy plans plants. Chai. I'm going to wear the same outfit every day. I have this self cutting keep promises Z. Do you have a warrant theory? How do you think Elizabeth? Somebody like Elizabeth Warren who seem endless energy huge team and help her. Make Freshest Darn we love we love. Good Organization? Trust me honey. Can't wait to build my own. Like I love. She she definitely has charged. It's like reporting charts. It doesn't get to her exactly ideal so let me just say her headquarters is like exactly what you would want to be in some folding chairs and some folding tables and self. He's on the wall. I mean like it's like they just live the ethos among leg son right. I think a good lesson from hers is pick the things that you want to be good at and ignore the bullshit. That doesn't matter to you and see what happens but it doesn't feed you. Do not let it down. That's wow that's deep. Thank you. Definitely Repulse Oh. My God mother told him that as a child and he is six nine so obviously it word. Wow that's great advice great advice. That's real let's take a quick break but when we come back let's do.
"hustler" Discussed on Hysteria
"Like every day on weekends it was like I would kind of go wander around Riverside Park in a daze Or like go to central park and be like well grass but otherwise like but but you know I reached it was not healthy and then when I found myself in social situations it was like the only thing that I had going on was or work and the only input that I was taking into my body was like my brain was like was like was just like withering you know. I wasn't like really reading anything for pleasure. I wasn't watching anything. That wasn't oh. I'm watching this because I need to know about this for work. I'm doing this because they need to do this for work like an IB. I became so like completely enmeshed in it that it was like when I was out in Los Angeles where things are a little slower. Because here's a quick secret between New York and La. We get started at like ten in the morning out here beautiful but I think it's and we're we're here already but what we should do is start at six and we match with you guys. But we're like no. We started ten by the time. You guys and you're super like high anxiety. P you're like wow I it's one it's one. Pm We have like four hours of dealing with you guys and then your day is done and then we just kind of fuck off for the rest of the day. It's much slower out here. I really like it was an adjustment for me because my brain was fucked with thinking that I have to work all the time. What am I doing when I'm not working Eliza have you ever found yourself like experiencing guilt from not? I mean right. Now you're settled into your coziness. But now the fucking coolest I've ever been. No I mean come on. After I left the White House you know I was so ready to calm it down and I went into such a depression because it turned out that like for all those years I was deriving my worth from how hard I worked right. It's like whenever anyone asked me anything and and it's it's separate from. It's the fact that I was at the White House but it was like nope. I work six and a half days a week and I rescued cat and I did like and that was like my fucking vibe and then when I was done I felt like I was. Yeah you know and I really did nothing. I don't matter you know that it's like I'm not working so I don't matter and I really have made truly took me some Wellbutrin some Zoloft and a whole lot of time to get through that but but it's a lesson. I learned that I think the reason that I feel guilty. I don't feel guilty now is that I know I can never go back there. I Never WanNa go back there where it's like what I do as my job is who I am. Do you ever feel that way that what you do as a writer and performer is like you have to be working on it or you're not doing what you should be doing all the time? I think especially because we are contractors in entertainment so I feel like if I'm not working my hardest at any given moment by moment. Look and I'll lose my opportunity to have my so. I actually do struggle with that but my one of my favorite actresses Alexa Demi she. Has This really interesting interview. Mag about how she has to get her own way to succeed And so. I'm learning with my therapist. Shut up to her to just like stop trying to control the impossible accepting what I can't control and be present and not be so mean to myself for not being a perfect labor because that's all seem to be nodding in agreement to that have anything to add a yes to everything I mean. I think I feel. I'm in this weird middle space. I had a very I had Hollywood. Twenty s version of what you described where. I don't know if you heard it but Hollywood has assistance that they don't treat well all the time. Yeah ends I was one of them and so that was very much how I lived of just like twelve hour days and drinking too much and also only spending time with other assistants who had twelve hour days and drinking too much and so we were all like just echo chamber ring. This is okay and we'll make it through this and once we get through this. We'll just keep working harder and be okay and so I've just I was on this grind for a long time and last year. I had some time off for the first time since moving here and collapsed. I like my. I didn't know how to deal with anything and as someone who deals with depression. I need a certain amount of business men and two and structure in my life otherwise does devolve into not great things so I. I feel kind of stuck in this place of Lake. Don't give my anxiety more fuel by feeling bad that I'm not working on that script that I thought that I know you need to do. And also preparing for this meeting and also in in trying to get these jobs and hustling versus giving myself the space. It takes to be a creative person. And not you know like discounting the fact that my job is to think into articulate my thoughts in my imagination and not to look down on that because it doesn't look like what you know my my family working in politics in nonprofit and that sort of thing so. I I think that was all to say. Oh my God this is also hard and I think like we never none of us give ourselves enough credit for like trying to navigate through all of this and we're having conversation stepping back a little bit and like I want to get to that sweater weather like a motion of. I'm good with how much I'm doing and like it's okay but I'm not even close to feeling like that and that's also I think there's also a lot of people like there are people whose hustle is celebrated like people who are in public facing jobs and people who have like some sort of public presence. So I guess all of us because we have social media followings but I think a lot about When it comes to like people working hard I think a lot about people like my mom who is like working in a public school and was You know a teacher for a long time when I was a kid and then also. After she was done teaching she was She was teaching and then she was coming home from work. And being a mom for three people tone and like there's nobody is celebrating that that's just like what is expected. It almost feels to me like the kind of normal every day. Burnout of average people is something that's been like co opted and sanded down and made into this glamorous thing that like social media stars and celebrities now pretend is there's a movie. Shirley's their number loose one day. A man directive she will perdue will produce it. So do I want to pose this the table? Do you guys know anybody who is a particularly egregious. Somebody who really advertises how hard they work that. You're like that can't be right. Oh my God Sheryl Sandberg shots fired. I mean come on how much she was what we were talking before about when I was talking about like magazine articles. She's someone who up until up until some strife at facebook who was profiled seventeen ways to Sunday about how she gets it all done and it's I wanNA lean out I don't WANNA lean in. But yeah she's the person who comes to mind. Don't mind my mom. She's one of those where I'm like. Good for your publicist. I guess like also also those profiles that sticking your head. I'm like that publicist really package. That shit real good thanks. I mentioned like I always think about the gentle lions one who I worshipped lake and because I was a J. crew POPs collar print shirt wear and bitch for a long time. Now as I'm in Birkenstock and ahead wrapped we. We've had the same but I really remember being like even the time being like whoever did this re- they really got me with this but it is. It's all packaging. It's so funny. I am so susceptible to media until I fall and CDs packages and I'm like wow I wish I was just like Eriksson for sure. Maybe I'm on the wrong. It sort of reminds me of those those things it's like. What's inside my purse? And it's very carefully rearranged like arranged like. Here's a book on meditation. That I in my purse and here's an unopened pack of Gum. Like if you dumped out any regular woman's purse it would be like the youth. Yeah crumbled up logging receipts and five. Ullmann's at the bottom of your like you two dollar bills that you were like. Oh this is my change from starbucks and they put the coins inside of it and I just shoved it in my purse. But it's like I feel like the the like I remember like there was one that came out one of those. It was like this is how a work maybe a few months ago. That really Kinda crossed the line and everyone was like no you. Don't you don't do that. A woman who said she woke up at four in the morning to like meditate and do yoga and then she went and she like had this. No I read that one. She was silicon bag and it was like. Yeah I read that. No you don't and if you do don't tell and you know what it was if you did. Don't tell anyone because now I judging not relatable we will never be friends. You're doing too much another thing that I think about when it comes to productivity culture is like. I feel a lot of times when I'm trying to get work done that. I am trying to do too many things at the same time because too many things are demanding my attention and so instead of doing anything. I end up doing nothing and feel bad about all of it like I. V Fifteen jobs open of articles that I wanna read I have to respond to slack messages. I have to respond to like speaking inquiries. I have to do all this I mean. Whatever like an a multi. Sorry I made a face shoe. I mean but that's true you're into man but it's not even like being in demand for me being like I have at least simple tasks to complete and I'm overwhelmed with him because I'm trying to do because because I'm not really doing what I need to do. I'm like stopping in the middle getting up to get a drink of water looking at my phone scrolling through instagram. For fifteen minutes putting my phone down going on twitter that I'm like oh I didn't get anything done. Do you guys think that like social media in like the attention economy is making it more difficult to actually get shit done. You know what they say. A Jack of all trades master of nine. I think it's like I think that's funny because when you were saying that I was like. Maybe that's your body telling you you don't need to do with this right now. 'cause like that's my kinder spirit but telling me that other times know. I have to put my phone in a different room and turn off my router and all that really fun. I wish I had self control but it is. This isn't the thing that we can only work for..
"hustler" Discussed on Hysteria
"Dollars off your first purchase. Okay welcome back. We're at the point of the show where I'm at a table with one person and there is a through the magic of technology a laptop setup and I can see two other people that are thousands of miles away. This is the the modern world is crazy. We've gone too far. We live in a surveillance state where neighbors nest cameras can capture faces and turn them into law enforcement but also I can facetime you guys. From across the country and people can literally discount everything we say is coastal Elites Shadow. Actually from the coast though from upstate. Macos but it's a city. It's a city surrounded by cities. Is it no? There's a river. I'm I'm deeply from Baltimore Okay there. I'm the only one. You guys are all elites. I'm the real salt of the earth year. Me for president okay. I'M GONNA introduce everybody at the table so that we can get into our topic today. I A woman who needs no introduction because I introduced her in the last segment. It's Eliza Master Monaco so lucky to have you for a long chat today all day all day next up. She's a writer who's sitting next to me in Los Angeles it's three retaining God. It's so nice to three DB here is the only one with all three dimensions. The contours of life to be next to usurp beautiful. Who's crying. She's crying ice cold. Deers my spirit. And last but not least so great to have you back after a long break. She's a writer comedian performer. Who you can see at the Bell House on February twenty sixth and also you can check out our album which is dropping that day. It's called generations away because her name is Ebay and she's here today. Hi thanks for having me. I'm so glad to see your beautiful face. Oh my God. I'm glad to see your beautiful face with a lighting. Here's awful. I am excited to talk about this with the group that we have here today because all of us are people who work pretty hard or feel bad when we're not working hard towards I think is a very specific type. Of course I wanNA talk a little bit about hustle culture which is a sort of performance give desire to work a performance of enjoyment of being overworked and the way that both social media and our current like economic late stage. Capitalism has driven us to So anyway since it's been the longest I've seen you What do you think of when you think of hustling like? How do you understand what it means to hustle I think of people tweeting Hashtag beast mode Hashtag grind time and other like hashtags to celebrate? How much they are working themselves into an early grave. I mean do you. Are you somebody who feels like your Hashtag grind timing ever well? I'm a millennial so I have to hustle to keep my health insurance. How here you know Real Eliza you've been around the longest. Oh let me just tell you been gone throw forty four on twitter turning forty four IRL. And I'm older than everyone and you clap. Clap it up for this lady but Yeah so my Hustle. GotTa tell you. I'm lazy as fucking old age. I don't WANNA DO ANYTHING. I don't I don't. I burnt myself out in my twenties and Thirties. And now if someone wants to do a conference call. I get annoyed For All those years before I became really just I mean I'm obviously not lazy but I just don't want to do anything but before that. No it's like you know when I was young. Okay so I want to work in government but it doesn't pay anything. So what am I going to do? I'm going to be a nanny. What else am I going to do? I'm going to. I'm going to be a hostess on the weekend and you know Jesus Christ I just when did perform it work? We'll just call it that When did it become a lifestyle social media? Whenever the day the instagram was invented is the day that we all started to perform how much we work because we saw him. We'll get ten thousand fifty thousand twenty one hundred and twenty thousand followers off of like the illusion of being so driven on and they were able to turn that those followers to cash money. I don't know I think yeah. I think it's so public. And so shared now but like listen to a lot of Jay z lyrics about really like stacking paper and the like and grinding. And like are you about your. Were you about your money. Are you about like getting moving? Forward what are you? How are you continuing to like be better than the people around you and that was around how I grew up a little bit of like I didn't even know I knew. My mom had two jobs and you know she had that third. Dr She just told me about two weeks casually in her now just luxuries wealth like I know so. It really was a question. Yeah so was. Would you consider that performance though to have three job survive or is there like a separate society for performance aspect of work versus? Actually having to make the fair. That's a fair point. I think she was doing it for like like food on. There was a little bit of like that early odds late nineties of like entertainment tonight. People going against your at that age that I was where did feel like gas. You're going to have like this. I have a hand back line and I also like am during Dodge and there was this little bit of endorsement e different avenues of income. That was getting to us. In these towns in these places where that's still looked far away and you need to attain that level of diversification to get anywhere near what these like full liberties. Yeah I mean. It sounds like there's a lot of things going on here first of all. There is the quintessential American illusion of class mobility and the fairy tale of like we can Yeah you could just if you work hard enough you can overcome your circumstances. Even though a lot of times your circumstances are kind of the things are so stacked against you that you have to work super hard and get lucky in order to have a chance of getting out and there are plenty of people who work really hard and don't get lucky and there are some people who I mean very few people who win the lottery. Get lucky and then don't have to work hard but otherwise it's like but I think the other thing is So that's one thing that's people who are coming from Coming from economic classes where? They're not they don't have everything that they need or everything that they want thinking. They can work their way out of it but then I also think that there is a desire by a useless class to pretend like they are working hard and doing useful things like the I am like a handbag line. I'm you know. I'm promoting this charcoal toothpaste that scratches the shit. Out of your enamel on instagram. Or you don't like all these people who aren't really don't really have any marketable skills. Except for the fact that they're people know who they are trying to represent the work that they do as something that is hard and valuable. I think like two into Wednesay. We were saying about like just social media sharing this lake these hash tags and like showing the work even though there there's no work to be seen. That was the point where I guess more like cafe. Look at my laptop being even photos and I'm arriving to a meeting photos like people always like really loving to tell folk there about these meetings is also stressful to me. Because it's like I'm not meeting enough like winded. That like get on your spirit meeting. Well you guys think I was thinking about it though. Go back in time to when you actually would go and buy a magazine. Right COSMO or glamour. Any of these. How a magazine? That didn't have a how she gets it done in Colorado and where they profile somewhat and she gets up at four thirty four almonds runs five miles. She's thin she's beautiful. She saves things. She makes a lot of money. She comes home and reads. A book. Doesn't even fuck and deal with the bachelor. Two hundred I mean and so and that was the same as aspirational right. That you could do everything. It was like some weird derivative and they'd always left out the fact that this woman was addicted to adderall and our parents my beautiful townhouse that like my driver gets me from. But no I'm from generational wealth and I've been doing this my entire life. I remember Levers Time I love to watch the today show as a child. Because that's just who I was and there was a I remember this piece about the habits of highly successful people and going there was a poll about the most successful people. Go to the five am. I I still remember that from two thousand and five thousand six and that like has stuck on me and it's always this metric. I have of like well. I'm not trying to be successful because I'm not setting my life up like this segment on the Today. Show from for fifteen years ago right and it really does it. Does it? Elicits these feelings of inadequacy because you aren't also saving the world and like having like working at J. crew and like not being them. It's really hard Rape but at the same time. I think that maybe one thing that old age is taught me since. Aaron says I've been around the longest forever this way. M- Deaf Acting Jeff. Look a wise thing is is that like. It's all part of this fucked up circle. Total that you're supposed to get up early. Do all this stuff. So you can make money so you can buy more shits. You can put your shit on Instagram and show people that you have awesome shit because you're awesome because you get everything done in the day and like as I've gotten older I realize I don't really need shit so maybe I don't have to work hard I was. I spent some time in Paris easily. Not Flex but I do have a POW. I'm a freshman something interesting to me. He said French Frenchman live work to live. And Americans work linked to work which I thought was an interesting dichotomy of like how we treat like time off and like weekends versus like how the Furniture Europeans have like three months off in the middle of the year where they can do whatever they want on or six weeks off. Rather but yeah. It's really fascinating how we've just dedicated ourselves to being like slaves to the culture of like capitalism but I guess that's the only way to examine that sort of mentality kind of burns itself into your brain so that when you do have time that's unstructured. You don't know what I I feel so guilty. It's high you need we okay. Here's here's something that I've I've also found the reverse of that. Is that when I work too? Hard like burnout is real. And we've talked about Burnett on the Bernard is like a real thing where you just get to the. You don't know when the end is coming but you get to the end in your like. I've reached the end when I was living in New York. I was not first of all. Let me preface this because this is not me bragging about my life. I was not feeding myself. Well I was probably drinking too much alcohol. I was not getting enough sleep and I wasn't exercising but I was working constantly. You know I was. I was waking up super early to catch up on the news and develops pitches for the beast. And then I would go into the daily beast and I would go to a meeting and then I would file and then after that a car. Pick ME UP. And take me to CNN. And then I would do CNN and then after CNN. I would go home work on Hollywood stuff and I would like be so wired at the end of my day that I would like have a couple of drinks and then go to sleep and then wake up again and.
"hustler" Discussed on Hysteria
"He's trying to mimi his way into the president very odd near taking but here. I found something positive while Bloomberg running for president. He is making me reexamine how we feel about some of the other candidates who were not my favorite. I agree with that next to Bloomberg almost like anybody else who still in it. I'm like actually. Yeah I prefer that person. I actually prefer my least favorite one of the remaining candidates to ever alcee. It's will you kind of want in. This is look people can yell at me. Whatever for this but like I want someone with a little passion. Who's like I fucking care about this country? I have so many ideas Mike Bloomberg's kind of like putting everybody on ice and he's just like look. I got this. I'm going to become president. You're not going to have to hear me every day you know like I'm not going to abuse twitter and like everyone just calmed down like I don't. There's no motivation. Do you know what I mean like. The motivation is to just be president. I guess that's the difference. There's not like a baseline of here's how I'm motivated by all these different issues. And what I WANNA do for Americans. He may well believe them. I just don't feel it I. I also feel like we've been so freshly lied to by somebody who has made similar promises to Mike Bloomberg that we would be fools to believe him. I mean even if I mean even though he is more trustworthy than Donald Trump we had before donald trump was elected. He was going to divest from his company. He was going to be a serious leader. He was GonNa put you know who's GonNa take care of the interests of America first. Which actually he's been taking care of. You know like all right lies upon lies upon lies and you know it's just not something. I think that I think that if Bloomberg had had run before trump had run a would have made more sense. But it's just feels like why should we do this now? This would be step back or and another thing. I'm sort of colored by is the last week I did these. Focus groups down in South Carolina and one of the most sort of stark things. I noticed when people describe the candidates is how they could recite Tom's dyers bio word for word and it's because he's dumped a billion dollars into South Carolina and people are getting his message directly right. It's like on their television when they're watching the news at night and they are getting his story without you know reporters asking him questions. I mean he's been vetted he's been in the debates and so I guess with Bloomberg it's like that's just the thing it's like I just like yes. He's mayor of New York but he hasn't been vetted in the same way that all these other people have endured And the MORE CLIPS. Come out about him the more. I'm like a God. We can't this can't be the nominee. I mean it's just like it's it's like a empathy issue for me. I would just like to see a smidge more empathy. Yeah I yeah I mean I think maybe if you were more. Empathetic wouldn't have acted the way that he acted when he was the mayor. Ding-dong probably probably at doing move onto toast. Rose let's toast roast. I have a toast. I'll go first please. Do I wanNA toast the Food and Drug Administration? This have they've finally done something worth toasting and this administration they did. But it's like a kind of funny way so there is a new policy change by the Federal Agency that that monitors fruit foods and drugs basically now once the Wants animals are done being tested. On in the development of various foods and drugs they can be adopted out or transferred to shelters. The old policy was that animals that were tested on in trials were euthanized. Even if they were healthy so first of all. That's horrific the that that was the situation. Yeah it's good that the rule has changed. Here's something that's a little strange to me though. The policy took effect in November. And they're only just now disclosing it like dude lead with. Were saving the puppies. That's something literally. They should have released this information with the video of the freedom rides that the dog science which er about the most heart warming thing you can possibly do but Aaron maybe there will be a cat that needs adopting may be. Eleanor needs a sister. Oh my God she would be fear. Ius with me. Well you know. She's she's got to open her heart. Okay if she's a true progressive. She needs to. She needs to walk the walk and talk with dog. She's she's she's she's still giving a side. I tear her dog brother but But yeah so I mean it's. It's great that the animals a lot of beagles are used in lab experiments. And it's Great. That healthy ones are going to be able to be adopted so I guess toast to the FDA thanks FDA. Listen to you of something I would just like to send a shout out to Elizabeth Warren who continues to persist. She was erased from pole this week. Which was pretty incredible because the explanation after everyone went batch it that she was not in this poll because it takes a minute when you see the results. You're like WHOA. Did she. Not Make It. And it's like no. She wasn't in it to begin with which is fucking nuts. Is that when the folks who conducted the poll were pushed on it? They were like we had the fifth slot and we decided to go with amy as if the fifth slot was reserved for a woman right like imagine having done amy and Warren and not have included Mayor Pete. Nowhere ever so anyway. She's been asked about one hundred times and she's just like fucking I take licken. I keep Tickin' so just shout out to Hershey will not be erased. Yeah and I am. I am like you guys are all hearing us. Affirm something we recorded before the debates. I am really looking forward to what she's going to do. I feel like she's coming in just like loaded for bear And that's nothing. That's I love bears and no one should hunt them but she is. I think she's going to bring it. Yeah I'm excited and Yeah Toast to Elizabeth Warren for keeping your head up and staying staying on task even though people are kind of bullshit garbage people people are bullshit garbage people. That's a great way to end this new segment. We have to take a break. Elissa.
"hustler" Discussed on Hysteria
"Rini away from Ludo joined to answer the following questions. Why is Michael Bloomberg? That's just the question. Why is Michael? Bloomberg is hustle culture slowly poisoning our brains. We working hard or hardly working. And how does Elizabeth Warren find all that energy to text us so much? The news forecast is once again. Overcast with one hundred percent chance of leak. We know president trump confesses by accusing while. He also confesses by pardoning people who've done the same crimes he's done wants to get away with we're also waiting verdict on the Harvey Weinstein case and every pundits anxiety is being turned into a take about.
Parasite wins Oscar for Best Picture, making history
"A ninety second Academy Awards were all about historic moments in tackling the controversy the south Korean thriller parasite was a big upset becoming the first non English language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture wow it also scooped up three other awards in the night including Best Director it was a surprising ending after all for acting front runners won their statues as expected Hollywood's big night was also punctuated by politics Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier was there and joins us from ET set in LA Kevin where the stars aligned and their message last night all they were editing and you know if there was a theme to the night it was about diversity and inclusion or the lack there of the academy had taken some criticism this year about a lack of minority and female nominee so as it looked at Hollywood's best it also seem to be taking a hard look at itself the Academy Awards began with a call for diversity from singer Janelle Monet backed by African American dancers including some dressed as characters from smoke filled it's an issue highlighted by Steve Martin Chris rock as well back in nineteen twenty nine there were no black acting nominees in two thousand twenty eight we got one that number need is simply your results all women are super heroes the inclusion of women also took center stage actress Natalie Portman war Kate bordered with the names of female directors many felt were overlooked among the all male nominees including hustlers Lorene Scafaria end the farewells Lulu weighing thank you all for this is a sentiment echoed by Laura Dern winner of best supporting actress for marriage story backstage she gave a shout out to the overlook director of little women if I did ask her to grab a girl I would do it right now add to red he won best Supporting Actor once upon a time in Hollywood he got political onstage alluding to president trump the trial it took me only have forty five seconds of peer which is forty five seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week we're talking of the fight against injustice and Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for joker spoke in defense of all those were oppressed by back tears as he quoted his early brother after river Phoenix the server runs to the rescue with love and peace will follow thank you Paris but history is likely to remember last night's Oscars as the first time in nine English language still took the top honors Harris I won four awards including Best Picture Best Director for ballers June whole history but I never intended that we just made a movie now parasites other two Oscars were major ones as well best original screenplay it is a great story and best international feature
The Frame Oscar Special
"Are ready. Let's do it. Welcome to the frame Oscar special from KPCC in Los Angeles. Welcome to the one million breath and the Oscar goes to and the Oscar goes to and the Oscar goes to get anybody. I'M GONNA find you're GONNA give you. Massive snow snowed. Everybody who bought a ticket told somebody to buy a ticket. Thank you I love you if I may be so honored to have all all the female nominees and every category stand with me in this room tonight the actors Maryland you do it everybody else will come on all right all right all right. I'm John Horn host to the frame and joining me is Jacqueline coli editor at Ron Tomatoes Jacqueline. Thanks for being with us. Thanks for having me John so I know we're only a couple seconds in certified fresh so far. I think you're doing great. You're certified fresh and honestly I would say all the best picture nominees are also pretty awesome. It's probably the highest average on the tomato meter of best picture nominees. We've had in a while so I'm excited to talk about these phones. So let's start with probably the top story. I think of this year's Oscar race twenty acting nominees. One person of Color Cynthia Revo who stars as Surrey Tubman and Harriet. Yeah I'M NOT GONNA lie was extremely disappointed. When I watched each array and John Show read out the nominees few weeks ago? But I wasn't surprised actually just wrote an an article rotten tomatoes discussing this when you talk about the ninety two years of the history of the academy. There's only been thirty. Five Black Women nominated and twenty one of them have been for playing a slave a maid or woman in abject poverty it is an alarming and slightly depressing trend. I would say in the academy's Tastes And when you have performances from Octavia. CBS Spencer and loose Alfre woodard clemency. Jaylo in four inch heels giving us all she could for Hustler's and Aquafina further for well. It's really really alarming for you to say to yourself that this is where we are at the state of the academy. I'm going to hope that this year. We can have parasite as a moment if it wins. Best picture that we can say. We're moving forward. But again Cynthia being the only nominee it's It's a bit depressing parasite. I think has a legitimate chance to win the best picture. Oscar Oscar Think Bong Jun ho who directed and Co wrote. It could win director as well if it wins. The top prize the first foreign language movie in Academy History to take that prize. That is important in its own right regardless of the fact that none of its actors were nominated for performing in it. Yeah and it's also again a trend unfortunately with the academy there have been six previous best picture. Nominations from Asian cinema where none of the actors were honored with an acting nomination and unfortunately parasite kept with that trend this year here however We keep a track at our wars leaderboard and rotten tomatoes dot com of all of the winds of all of the films that are in the conversation and parasite has dominated with over a hundred in twenty five wins and to give you sort of a relative idea. The next winds is at seventy one. So parasite has been dominating with critics groups and with these these various guilds so it's poised to maybe take home the top prize but it really depends on the academy's taste and what those nine thousand members feel about the film later in the show. We're GONNA talk talk about the best picture race. We're also going to hear from some of the directors of some of the best picture nominees including Greta. Gerwig made little women was not nominated for best director. Sam Mendes from one thousand nine hundred seventeen and Bon John Hoult from parasite. But we'll start this Oscar party with some leading actresses three of the five nominees in this category had add the particular challenge of playing real people on Screen Cynthia Rio sharply staring and Renee Zellweger. Who Plays Judy Garland in Judy Yukon? There's an audience other ways. It hears you sing my mouth driving. It was judy takes place in the late. One thousand nine hundred sixty judy. Garland's career is floundering. She's struggling with sobriety. She goes to England perform at a London nightclub and Joplin one thing that surprised me. was that renee. Zellweger wasn't convinced that she could actually pull off as part. I wish I think is so crazy. That's Texas girls for you as a Texas girl I can say we're like deprecating on our talent and always like underestimate ourselves but she absolutely murdered murdered this role I remember. I woke up right in early at the tyrod film festival to watch. Her sort of embody. Judy Garland for this role and it was so I would say mesmerizing.
Oscars 2020 Preview
"HI everybody. It's Peter Travers. Here here with this special edition of Popcorn which we're calling the Oscar popcorn because this weekend on February ninth exactly everybody will be watching. Being the Oscar telecast on ABC and probably having their own little ballot. Like I have here trying to figure out who's going to win this damn thing and if the person I don't like winds pushed I put my money on. That's what really happens. That's what people ask me on the street. So I'm GonNa take you through these main categories and and we'll see what will win what should win and we can argue. You can find me somewhere and we can argue about it. But I'm going to start with with best supporting actress. Because that's how the Academy Awards those that's always the first award that we say Kathy Bates in Richard Jewel. Laura dern in marriage in story Scarlett Johansson in Joe Rabbit Florence Pew in Little Women and Margot Robbie in bombshell so look. There's it's a lot of good people here and I have to say right at the outset. That Scarlett Johansson is one of those rare actors that has a nomination as best actress. Chris and best supporting actress marriage story for Best Actress in here supporting which usually gets you to win one and that usually that it's usually that one but it's it's not going to happen you know I'm sitting here saying did I read wrong. What happened to Jennifer Lopez and hustlers? Hasn't she been in this game since the release Lisa Hustler she has and yet the academy you bad people have decided that J.. Lo just wasn't Oscar material while you're wrong but look we we have to deal with rats here and I'm going to say that the person who will win in this category is also the person who should win. And that is Laura Burn and Laura dern in marriage story plays a divorce lawyer and she's a tough one and let's think of all the Hollywood people that are voting for this award and how every single one of them I'll wager. A BET has their own divorce lawyer and has been through this process. Maybe more than once. Maybe two we're three times to do it. And they find Laura Dern Dunn's in this movie something spectacular it's also one of the few awards. I think that marriage story story is going to win. But Laura Dern has never won an Oscar. This will be her first time. Everyone loves her. We all love and big little lies and I think this is her time on so let her have it all right. I'm moving onto best supporting actor. Tom Hanks in a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Anthony Hopkins in the two popes Al Al Pacino in the Irishman Joe Pesci in the Irishman and Brad Pitt in once upon a time in Hollywood. Look you're talking to a big Irishman fan here so if it was me saying come up for the gold it would be Joe. Patchy I know Joe Pesci doesn't do any publicity. He basically sticks fix to himself. He's probably tough guy in real life as the gangster that he plays in the Irishman but that performance is amazing and won won his first Oscar for another score says he movie goodfellas where he was the most scary gangster. You can see here. He's kind of quiet dawn. So if I'm I'm giving them it would be Joe Patchy but the academy is giving this award and no one. No one can win. This except Brad Pitt. These other people here Tom Hanks Anthony Hopkins Al Pacino and Peci all have won Oscars so they already have the gold. Do you realize his full career. Brad Brad Pitt has never won an academy award game over people. This is it Brad. You're going to get in once upon a time in Hollywood playing a stuntman. It man playing somebody who's been around the business. I think it's irresistible for Hollywood to say I'm going to reject one of my own. Plus he was great in the movie. You seem to hear my voice that I have a little bit of a problem. Yeah I do. Because that's not a supporting performance at all that his part is the equal who of his Co Star Leonardo DiCaprio's WHO's nominated for best actor. So why is he in that category. I think they want to win. And Brad you might as well prepare repair your speech right now okay. I am now moving onto best actress. Cynthia Haribo in Harriet Scarlett Johansson in marriage story. Sir Sharon in little women. Charlie's Sharon in bombshell and Renee Zellweger in Judy. What Best S. actress award so far from the Golden Globes to the critics choice awards has it Renee Zellweger one? She's won all of them. So is there any possibility ability here for something else. I mean. Look what Charlie. Stern did in bombshell. She not only plays Megan Kelly. The makeup geniuses have made her look exactly exactly like her and Charlie's has talked exactly like are they love bio pics there so she should be really strong. Social Ronin is like twenty five years old. She's he's on her fourth Oscar nomination. This is incredible and Scarlett Johansson. Like I said nominated for best. Supporting actress and Best Actress. Cynthia revolt is playing Harry Tubman and she also wrote the song from the movie which is nominated. That happened to somebody last year. Didn't it yes it was lady. Eating Gaga Lady Gaga was nominated for writing that wonderful song from stars born and his best actress. But what did you win. She won best song and that was it so I have to say that again. I would give this award person late to search for Ronin just because I think to be that young and to be that consistently brilliant is amazing and her performance in little women. Is that good. But it's Rene as I talk about. How Hollywood would love bio-pics this is? Judy Garland that she's playing judy. This is one of their own. Did they ever give. Judy Garland her own Oscar Competitive Competitive Acting Oscar. Never and I think for that reason not only will renee Zellweger win best actress but she will win for Oscar. Judy Garland on never had. It's their way of saying Judy. We love you. We were so stupid not to give it to you. And we're going to give it to Rene in honor of you. This is how Hollywood works. It's really crazy. But if you're betting on this you have to bet crazy. Aright best actor Antonio Banderas in pain and gory. Leonardo di Caprio in once upon a time in Hollywood Adam driver in marriage story what came Phoenix and joker and Jonathan Pryce in the two popes. I look at this category and before I get into. Who Will Win and who should win? I've I've got to say academy what you have against Comedians. And what do you have against Eddie Murphy. That he's not nominated for Dole. Might as my name what you have against Adam Sandler who proved his dramatic chops in uncut gems. Like nobody can believe and yet they have it they only like to give Oscars to actors serious actors who played comic roles. Ause they hate anybody who's making a living as a comic to actually win this war so this year's been going along I've had this feeling that this was Adam drivers to lose that performance in marriage story is one of the best things he's ever done or that I've seen this year and yet there's this other guy and who's that other guy he's Joaquin Phoenix plane joker. Sometimes there's that kind of performance sometimes. There's there's one that just so dominates the screen. That is such an act of immersion of from an actor in a raw. Yeah Joaquin was scary. He was sometimes funny. He was always touching even though he's playing somebody who's totally out of his mind and a lot of this movie his in his mind. What Cain has been nominated several times before and never one Joaquin? This is yours. I can't believe any set of circumstances. Stances if you WANNA bet the whole house on something and somebody to win it's going to be Joaquin Phoenix as best actor for joker game over all right. We're ready now to move on. I'm going to best director now. This is one of the most exciting categories because these people will these particular men and save and because Hollywood as wont of decided that even though there were more women directing movies than ever before four last year. They couldn't find any to nominate which is of course absurd because Greta Gerwig directed little women which is nominated as best picture and they. I thought no I'm just GONNA do five men like we always do what happened. You people sort of learned a couple of years ago when you nominated Greta. GERWIG quick for Ladybird didn't give it to her. But you nominated her. The KADEMI is ninety two years old. Now how many women has given an academy award for directing one. And that's Kathryn Bigelow for hurt locker. Ninety two years one award hang your head in shame name anyway not knocking any of these men that did get nominated. But there's one in there that I would sacrifice for Greta Gerwig but you you try to guess who that is anyway. Here they are. Martin Scorsese the Irishman Todd Phillips. For Joker Sam Mendes for nine thousand nine hundred Seventeen Quentin Tarantino eighteen. O for once upon a time in Hollywood and Bung June hope for parasite every one of these guys you can make a case for. Martin Scorsese Z.. To me is a master the grandmaster who only has one Oscar for directing and then the Irishman is doing some of his best work. Ever Quentin Tarantino. Not No with once upon a time in Hollywood is also a peak form and yet I'm saying this category is going to between two other the directors one of them being the South Korean Vong June Hall for parasite a Foreign Language Film. That seems to have got everybody excited about what's possible and then Sam Mendes for nine hundred seventeen a world war one movie that is constructed to look like it was done in in one continuous. Take how do you resist that. You don't even though I think they would really like to give their best director award worked. Bon John. How it's going to be for Sam Mendes for creating a war movie like no war movie we've ever seen before so sam I think think it's yours but if you're getting out there and you WanNa go to Bung Jun Ho? You know you might do it because there's always a surprise in these contests we can't go. Oh by what the odds are we have to go by sometimes the academy saying I have an instinct for this. I have a feeling this is the right way to go all right last category. Are we ready best picture of the year Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Joe. Joe Rabbit Joker her little women marriage story nineteen seventeen once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite here is is the one you know every year I do this. It's between one or two movies this year. I can't reduce anything to to the Irishman my estimation a classic one for the ages. Martin Scorsese. Ed Is Best Robert De Niro Pacino. Joe Patchy making a mob movie about old-age age about the end of a mobster. This is the punishment that they get for the lives they live. There's nobody in their lives there alone. It's a tragedy Quentin went and Tarintino. Once upon a time in Hollywood is writing about Hollywood in the sixties and about a time that he thought was the last creative burst of Hollywood Hollywood and doing that. Nineteen seventeen again the World War One movie shot to make it look like. It's one continue steak and parasite a movie about a Korean Rian family in which they exploited the people they work for and then are exploited by the people working for them it is a classic. These are four incredible classics. So what am I gonNA do. What am I going to tell you? What's out there that you have to say? This is the winner and I'm going to go with with all excuses. No excuses in fact to my love for the Irishman. But I think this is the year of Quentin Tarantino. I I think once upon a time in Hollywood being a love letter to Hollywood and being voted on by people who live and work in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino despite right brilliant work with pulp fiction inglorious bastards reservoir dogs Django unchained has never won a Best Picture Oscar or a best director Oscar. Never it's never happened. What better time than now? When he saying Hollywood I love you? I think it's time Hollywood to say to Quentin Tarantino. I love you back back. So you've got it watch the show and afterwards we'll have a discussion.
Diversity at the Oscars: The 2020 Race Isn’t Looking Any Better Than Last Time
"I feel like hell for the law and Michael to Michael for lying and get contraction I saw this French film of course later on so I was very excellent and might just make it to be honest it would not Maxis the prices for me you know at the very beginning of awards season three kicks off with three phone fast fan is Toronto in telluride at the end of the summer the beginning the full and then bounced off you start hearing people's reaction and this is the red slacks a waiting van and you're looking at pictures saying well they're all satin and a prominent films with African Americans the soon so would directed by women I didn't know if they were going to cross over the queue for that group of voters in a few years ago actually when when a post all the adults because so white we could get at round tables with the active the directors the writers and when we were putting together the actress round table there were absolutely no women of color who seems like they would even like to to get nominated and I remember and and we got pretty massively criticized rightly I take the blame for this to have an all white women's round table and and we changed direction after that but it was evident that the industry walking creating those films and I think it's easy to say if the cat in the for XP industry see both you and you have to tackle things in multiple directions I think the academy's has done a great deal to do that what we have is talking about this the other things the academy dot for instance mentorship program financing for education there are multiple patrols here that lead to this problem and she also looking at the ferry downstream and the cat in the wrong but you call take in isolation April Stephen has a great point we tend to look at the academy not that the academy shouldn't be accountable they should they're sort of the tip of the iceberg in many many ways what's your view of the academy that you focus so much attention on verses the industry I absolutely agree with Steve and that it's not just the economy it's not just the golden globes is not just a Baptist we need to go all the way back to the very beginning to the screenwriter stage and figure out again whose stories are being told and who is telling those stories when someone is sitting down with a blank page and findings front of them hoping that they have written about to write the next best picture you know what is the protagonist look like is it a tall leggy blonde from the Midwest because if so by the time we get the casting months the maybe years later then the only person you're thinking about is Scarlett Johannson or Jennifer Lawrence but then one has to ask what is their hair color have to do with how well they perform in that film right because that means then then Daya and Gina Rodriguez and other people won't even get an opportunity to audition just because of what's that in the mind set I absolutely agree that the economy is the very end of the line so we really need to start back at the beginning and find out what opportunities are being given to traditionally under represented communities not just with respect to race but also sexual orientation gender identity disability to get those films made from the very beginning and at the same time April you have written about the types of roles that black actors and actresses do get nominated for once they are cast once they are in that pipeline you wrote a piece in variety you talk about how the only black woman to be nominated for Best Actress was Cynthia Revo who plays Harriet Tubman in the film Harriet similarly Lupita nyong'o won an Oscar for her role in twelve years a slave but this year she was overlooked for the to care after she played in Jordan peels hit movie us talk about what you see is the pattern for how black actors and actresses get promoted and celebrated when they are in films it's a real problem and I think that Stephen touched on this a bit you know that that in their minds that even when they were sending up those round tables they didn't think that those you know particular performances were even going to cross over for women of color and so they were included in the panel and one must ask what kind of troops palatable to the economy to voters to film critics because the vast majority of winners especially for women of color and black women in film have all come from a place where the characters are experiencing significant trauma so inflamed women women living in abject poverty even Whoopi Goldberg who played the cookie skit side kick in ghosts and when the best supporting actress you know they were there were questions about whether she had mental health issues right the only black woman who's ever won for Best Actress is Halle berry in monster's ball and clearly she with the troubled character and so one has to say well are there only thing is that the economy fees you know that only a slave narrative that is palatable to again a majority white male voter membership and that's the movies that we see time and time again you know why is it that my pain the pain of my ancestors is entertaining for you that that is what you will award but when someone like Peter in young girl has to fully fleshed out characters in us she is snubbed for that role because we actually the very first of may off to be on the actress roundtable if you will be pizza it was a wonderful performance so it isn't shown true of actresses of color you know for the rack access to the email you'll you'll you'll call the mansion on college and terrific performance by Adam Sandler but is deceived official in the movie Sean movies don't tend to do well they lost to until movie was was one of the very few exceptions and this applies just as much to active in that applies just as much the film that win the Oscar for Best Picture DOT flight in the whole history of the office you call he had any comment is that where you thought I called think of a single is shown a picture of that as well on the other hand Schindler's list winter so this isn't shocked a criterion for the place to women of color let's talk about some more films that could have been nominated that didn't get nominated we've already mentioned Stephen you mentioned hustlers one of many movies with a cast of mostly women directed by a woman they got zero nominations this year fair fail to to cross over is you say let's get people to hang on I want to I want to give people a little bit of a listen to hustlers here we go Wall Street guys it's in this country stole from everybody working people lost everything one of these things back to jail the game is rigged and it does not reward people who play by the rules like robbing a bank except get the keys hunter Harrison vulture some people have suggested that Jennifer Lopez campaigning for the nomination too much might have played into her not getting an Oscar nomination for her role in hustlers what what are your thoughts on this film and on the reason why J. lo was overlooked I mean how search has a very special place in my heart because it is based on and your magazine story but outside of that I just enjoyed it I think it has a lot of momentum it's a lot of fine and I mean my favorite teen hustlers as winter for Lawrence's teaching Constance Wu how to strip essentially and it's just such a loving scene between two women who were just you know being friends with one another but at the same time I think the thing with jail is that I think when you're voting for and someone when an Oscar part of the sort of metric is that you have to know that how much they wanted and away and that they need it and with Jello she's already like an icon she is such a form I mean we also heard the Superbowl last week and so I think it actually might have been the opposite that maybe she did and maybe that there's been that shouldn't wanted I'm not for need it to be to sort of solidify her status in Hollywood or or in the world really but it I was really surprised by Jill rocketing nomination because she had gotten a lot of the precursors and her biggest competition is obviously Laura Dern who is the favorite to win for playing a lawyer in marriage story but for a lot of the season especially after hosters career in Toronto they were pretty head like neck and neck but I think the jail thing is that did that character of like a mama bear stripper was not really you know super palatable to a lot of people she dealt drugs and you know sort of engaged or Shoup's worked as sort of a pen been engaged in sex work but at the same time like that's not really a role that we see women especially winning Oscars for I think I wanna push back in Stevens point earlier that that you know the problem about the roles women when the colors spit specifically play in movies is that extends to everyone I don't really think that's true anything Custer's is in some ways an example of that that this was sort of a prickly story about women who are doing bad things and getting caught doing them and that's just not a movie that people see as an Oscar movie I think that's everyone's detriment what we got this voice mail from a listener sharing his opinion about the role that race and gender should or shouldn't play when it comes to Oscar nominations we got several responses along this theme listen IBM injury Oscar is I don't mind or don't care who the with gender of the person is or what color the person is I care about quality in the movie that's being produced I don't care what color they are what gender they are I don't think it matters Linda tweeted this is it just possible that there were no good movies made by people of color or women this year when will the best just be the best without conditions attached Stephen you go first and then April what's your response okay I just briefly want to respond to sing about Jennifer Lopez I we saw she did get nominated the best supporting actress before it could be a thirty two fax one is that movie is very unsentimental about her role and it had a different ending in the retention people would have like that for the cliche narrative the very strength of the film is resistant to that meeting as you said less palatable the second thing is when conformist so let you see the acting when he seems so real that you think this is just what they like the performances of look she made it so real the people football if you'd just what she's like it's one of the reasons Tom Hanks has been so rarely nominate a you got nominated this year but not for many many years he makes it look so easy well certainly we're seeing the film let's let's put J.
How ToStay RelevantIn aChaoticWorld
"Scott what N- absolute pleasure. It is to welcome you to the show and thank you for being this week's guest ex but at Mental Susan. Thank you so much. It's always a pleasure working with you over the last. Gosh I don't even know how long seven arrangements or even longer than that but it's been a pleasure working with you. You have been such a phenomenal guide disclosed to be on today and talking to your guests so looking forward to share in a little bit about background and what I do. What my books about in how we can help your guest listeners? Excellent Scott ought to the relevance gap. Talk to us about that. What exactly is the relevant scab? The relevance gap is kind of a definition ignition for relevance gap. Is the distance from kind of weird. You are in a relationship to the speed of the world changing around you and you look the last decade in how fast everything has completely changed. I mean currently right now we have four generations in the workforce course right you have everything from technical skills to work site identity you got workplace anxiety you've got technology anxiety people really just kind of like what do I do. Where do I start in woods troubling? What's difficult is I think? A lot of people freeze up. They've not embraced changed changed. We tend to resist change by our nature in the more you resist the more relevant and there's always somebody behind you. It's smarter younger more. Importantly certainly just willing to do things that you're unwilling to do serve. Everybody has adjustments to make. But the one thing I've learned along the way in the talks that I've given I and beating around the country is that you're dealing with four different generations everybody has a contribution to make. Everybody has a gift as a skill in I and so people are embracing change raising the limitations and they're beginning to realize wait. A minute can catch up pretty quick. Just because there's no new modalities allies in new systems. New Technologies new ways of doing things I'm needed and I think that's important because sometimes people feel that. Maybe I'm too old. They didn't matter as we need everybody in the game right now. And so. That's really what relevance gap is. All about it's just about any people pass that feeling feeling of overwhelm so that they can catch up in that they can make their contribution and be a part of the whole as we move forward. So that's what the book is about in helping people make those adjustments that so exciting. What do you feel that Nonfiction authors need to do to stay relevant in this false changing world idol. I think about that. I mean not just in writing the Book Me Being Author Being An entrepreneur in the marketplace. In what I've found is that we have a lot to compete with me. When you just look at is for example social media there are so many platforms arse for social media right now in order for you to promote and get out there you really have to get allowed Mrs Allowed Universe? I mean so many voices out there vying competing for the same readers or for your product or whatever that you do and I think a lot of times we kinda shy away way. We don't want to be too loud and too noisy. But that's what's different about the market. Today what's different is you gotta be noisy. You GotTa be loud. You gotta be out in it gotta be letting people love who you are what you're about how you can help them. Why they should Wanna read your books why they WanNa talk to you about your products really the benefits you can bring in so again you got to do some things you've never done before? I mean just case in point look at say for example Youtube okay. Most people might not be comfortable trouble with doing video but video the future when you look at generations e everything they do video driven and so you have to now make that adjustment and learn how to get video recordings and hustlers hangs in provide quality content that somebody could not go and get information everything from doing a podcast for example or either so many different modalities of putting information out there. But what I find is they will doesn't take all that back. The matter is is yeah it takes all that you have to learn to do all of this and they can be a little overwhelming. I think you got narrowed down to three or four maybe five five different platforms or niches. Really work real and then to put yourself in those modes experience them master them get you miss not going to be easy at first right the definition of easy as something. You can do basically everything you've ever done or at one point in time you didn't didn't know how to do. It was uncomfortable yet. Learn how to do it once you had to do it. It was easy to the definition of easiest you can do all of these things can be learned. I I mean all of these things can experience be mastered. I didn't know anything about Youtube. Not really by any means at this point in time youtube expert but took a course youtube for Bassett's assets with sunny Lesnar busy and it was a great course. taught me a lot in happened around the same time it was at a NSA event. They'll the Georgia which was called the video intensive Jr.. Why were we all their cause? Video is so important and so you kind of feel like remember being at that function within. SAP and everybody kind of realized why they're sitting there. How far behind? We actually are because five ten years ago. The number one income producer Sir for public eaters was speaking today. Subscription based models and online courses in so said the models have changed and so the models moved the models change but remained a successful which is our content. Those things naturally change right. I mean they adapt and grow at the things that produce excess are. The thing is those. Don't really ever change your ability and your willingness get out in the market deliver. Do you think you'd never done before. Choirs Skills Nassar. Something you've never done the That's what I think. Dr Successful People Successful people a base their success or measure their success based on what they've done the measure themselves against their potential. Next real things. You've never done before if you embrace it. You're going to master it in a GIG. Good at it in. So those are the things that decisions I think entrepreneurs speakers authors. We gotta make a decision to adapt and change in embrace. The market is is moving forward so that get some suggestions. I would give a few things that you said but just stood out. Full may festival the definition of easy. Something that you can do I I think not so simple and so easy. But you're absolutely right when you do something and you've done it many times you think. Oh this is easy but you forget the other people have not done what you've done to get way you are so it really isn't easy for them. And then I think everything that you've said leads to the whole idea of the power of you mindset to to his more about that because I know that that's an aspect of your bulk so took us more about mindset mindset is just absolutely critical the growth of your business. Your name is a very powerful thing. As big student of Napoleon Hill. The author is greatest allies. Also your greatest greatest enemy that is so powerful that whether a thought as empowering thought or disempowering thought is bound to come true. It's bound to be come. A reality in the what happens is that we are not active. Participants in the forming of our thoughts are believes our core values in our core principles. That's why would you wanna be able to do is to really be able to capture that in really creating some core values core principles that are empowering verses uses core values and principles that are disempower. You WanNa take an active role in that and so that all comes down to a lot of different things. It's where you spend your time. You sociation is that you make the people you spend time around the books that you read the audience that you listen to you. All of those types of things are formulating the power your mindset in your your mind once. You've set your mind in motion you haven't powering thoughts. You have empowering beliefs you can change those things. That's where things get into him into my is really talking to you. How do you go about formulating in designing core values and design core principles? That are gonNA move you in the direction of your dreams and the goals and you know where he wants to be in life in how you go about doing that process
Our Alternative Academy Awards The Oscars Show
"Guys. Welcome to a very special conversation. Nations show about the Academy Awards but not just any Academy Awards are Academy Awards. were changing things up in the big picture this week. We've invited wisely from the New York Times we think for being here. Thanks for having me. Three Person Person Academy that makes us the Grammy Selection Committee. Hopefully less fraught less racist racist sexist and complete Taylor swift at Ed. Sheeran her part of my mom and I want the academy to tell the truth about who it is fun. Fact Taylor swift and Ed Sheeran had movie moments in the last twelve months. If you recall cheering yesterday Taylor Swift. Of course Miss Americana could forget. we're not going to be nominated for you said Miss Americana Either GonNa cats. That was yeah. That's very generous of you sir. I've locked that out we. We're not talking about that on this. PODCAST CAST now. We got the part right. Okay guys so every year the Oscars come around get very angry because they don't represent all the movies that we want to to be celebrated this year I would say it's been an unusually positive Oscar year in terms of nominations. However we got stuck in this conversation about why are there no female directors in the best director category? Why are there so few actors of color? Why are there so few uncut gems nominations are there so many things here we may? They disagree with that. We will discuss. I'm I'm your evolving. I'm evolving exactly the way to put it all evolving. Wesleyan a minute can you guys. Just give me coming some big picture feelings about where the Oscar nominating process is before we dig into our own awards well Without going into the Math Jeff on how the nomination determined at least in the best picture category whatever they did to make them less foreign needs to change because in addition just like I just wrote a piece for the paper Abou a complicated problem I have with. This year's show is the first time more. I'm I feel like the homogeneity among the best picture nominees just superficially is Kinda monotonous to me. What do you mean but up I mean basically what I mean. Is that lake. There are nine move. Eight movies about white people And like the the white experience yes there is a wide experience. PODCAST is often expanding on and in one from Korea or South Korea. And I I like all of these movies except for one and a half of them and so so. The thing that I am annoyed about is that there isn't it is not as though there's one movie that didn't get nominated that should have that also featured Richard people who are not white so my problem is more of an industry. Problem in the Oscars of course is a symptom of this larger thing. And so I'm Kinda just. I went back just to do some math on on on. How many movies among the nominees for best picture since they expanded ten were set the present and usually I mean the thing? That's thrilling about the best picture. Nominees every year is that you do get some really interesting story that gets told about the movie industry but also just the movies and something about this collection of movies as a collection as a class of films kind of bores me and but again like I like most of the nominees and so I don't know it's a weird place but they they have to change them. I think the man is part of this like even I don't like Hustler's that much but you this. This group of movies needs it. Needs it needs needs like a blindside. It needs a district District nine yeah. It needs a district night but you think that so. That's I think it's math don't you because don't what's the one film that would have resolved some of that feeling. Is that the farewell. Like what is it. I don't even see that's the weird thing also. I don't even care care what it was because I don't like any of the alternative. This is weird year for for the solution to this problem. There isn't one. There's no main waves. Waves would be a movie that would that would be more interesting but every year since they expanded ten has had just more interesting stuff. It I have a theory and it's not about math and I think your point about math is good and also your point that this is these are eight movies about white people is also important. uh-huh any everything we're about to say is not going to change that but I do just and it's not GonNa Change the industry and it's not GonNa Change. WHO GETS to make movies? Unfortunately but I do wonder if some of it is also like our expectations and our relationship to the nominees because we're used to being dissatisfied and we're used to findings something that to be mad about and since they've gotten to ten and especially in the last couple of years years. There are more movies that I'm excited about that are nominated for best picture. And even this year I would say they're five movies like jazzed about same same here and I'm not used to that and so I do think and and we're part of doing this podcast and talking about the Oscars is arguing talking about what was snubbed. And what the economy isn't representing. and I wonder if some of the boringness is just kind of. I don't know where to put all of that energy for what interesting that I hear that that particular aspect of this year's race though I think is an anomaly. I think there's two reasons for at one. We we just happen to get a couple of films from a couple of people who kind of always make big noisy special films. Martin Scorsese Quentin Tarantino. We got a couple of movies marriage story and the Irishman that probably would not have been financed by any other studio that got a lot more money than they would have gotten and so those movies got pushed up to the top. You know I know you guys probably not huge joker Fans but that's a highly unusual kind of movie to have been made in the way that it was position. Marketed the success that had had and also the parasite thing is. There's just no literally literally no precedent for a movie like this getting this much awareness appreciation potentialities to win The the fact that this is impossible right now is was utterly unpredictable. Even even in September I ran so I think accounting for this year in particular as a bellwether of any kind and is a little bit difficult long term. But the point that you're making one hundred percent right which is that you know. There's a certain kind of movie that still is always going to get made in Hollywood and there's a certain kind the movie that it's still really hard to get made that's movies by women's moving movies by filmmakers of color starring people of color about different kinds of experiences in the world. So that's not going to change. I think some of what we're we're GONNA do here accounts for that. I think some of the categories that were creating accounts for that. Yes I think. In general though the public perception of the Oscars is it's a little bit. Stodgy it's a little bit boring self-satisfied but also it doesn't really understand what's fun about movies no well that's part of I mean to the degree agree that there is a selection committee. It's People's self consciousness about their with. They want their tastes to be. Yes yeah and that to me is part of what I'm sensing about this group. The best picture nominees though I feel like I do feel like despite the fact that I actually could not subtract one of these movies or there's a ten slot at the tenth movie like what I mean. You could additive movie proud interesting lake. Ed Lee said in the president and at least about the thing that is seemingly the problem by gathering these movies together race Which member of the knives out family is each? That's a good game that somewhere. Oh I like that. We don't have to answer that right now but just trying to think of the Google anyway I but I but I also think that part of the problem. I think some of the things that I'm feeling is this. I mean I don't know it seems like a revenge against the way things seem to be going. Otherwise yes but you can't prove that a and I mean I'm arguing against my own myself right now but it's unprovable. It's just a feeling that I have a feels like every time they do these blind surveys of these academy members. There's always somebody who's like well. I don't think we have a diversity problem. I just think the movies that Star Wall you know other people uh-huh aren't as good as the ones right or even just that was nice. But it's not an Oscar film which covers all manner of sentence and that shows up in. Everyone knows that there is an Oscar film which there's been an Oscar film since like nineteen thirty nine like that's part of the problem. Yeah I don't know when it got so not. How did you no one team seventeen despite how much I love? It smells ker movie. It is twenty when I was fifteen. I did not think that was pejorative. In fact I thought that that was was meaning really really meaningful. My perception of it is changed or self conscious about it. That's an parasite actually wins. I'm going to feel really freaked out. Because does that mean that I'm basic because is the movie that I want to win also won the Academy Award. I just called aging. Yeah well I don't know I don't feel the way by moonlight. Yeah now more so feels like the exception and to me even though I mean in a weird way. Here's a good test of this of this question. The departed. I always think about the idea that departed is a best picture winner. You know what I mean. I think if the departed was directed by Guy Ritchie though it would have had no chance at the Oscars yes of course. The Scorsese. Only the Scorsese UNISOM did that but just looking at it. As a movie rate lake. That was the best picture of what was it. Two thousand six six. I just it just kind of. It's a funny thing. It's a funny thing that wasn't i. I wasn't the best movie of that year. Obviously are not obvious. It's funny that you bring that up. We actually just talked talked about that. Exact movie a couple of days ago show in that movie yeah. It's a totally fun and slightly. You need us. Yes Oh sure. Yeah what what other the way. I don't know actually actually. Actually what's going on with Matt Damon in that movie. Congratulations him okay. So if we were going to change James the telecast a little bit What what there was talk of this last year? About modifying the telecast. But I don't want to modify the telecast per se but I think that there's some categories that maybe we don't needed some categories and maybe we do need okay. I'm personally I just don't believe that. The shorts need to be in the Academy Awards No one watches them their unseen by the by the public at large. Are You mad at that. You want the short sustain gas. I do why I don't know but the idea. We will not a part of the rest of the conversation but is that really how it works. I mean I'm but you're talking to the wrong person and a win aware like I actually wish they had brought. I want to see the best bluegrass album winter. I WANNA see best. Okay I WANNA see best. Best Ja- best traditional jazz album. I WanNa see that person person win. You're in dangerous territory women. I personally would like there to be a nine hours. Oscar ceremony right. Amanda wants to get through this fairly quickly vision show. You're saying it's its own not work of art. But it's least its own entity that needs to have a start and a finish on a structure and momentum and energy we can't just like trot got out every single movie clip that Sean is like for the past seventy years and then let's talk about this cinematography. I'm and this one's like to the telestrator up with the old Oscar broadcast that were nobody really. There was no Internet for people to run to and complain. I mean it just ended when it ended and it was full of supporting clips. I mean for a lot of America. They didn't know who Pauline Collins was. They wanted to see like surely Valentine. What does that clip? This is good so you get a clip Pauline Collins Acting Shirley. Valentine know what you get is a weirdly spliced moment of an actor doing the most over the top contacts list part of a movie you have. If you don't know where Iran Iran remember. What Julia Roberts Best Actress Clip West Pretty woman? It was her singing kiss in the Jacuzzi.
What if you don't want to use social media?
"Hi My name is Ted from Charlotte North Carolina and I've been listening to side Hustle School for a little over two years now my side. Hustle is making motion motion videos and backgrounds for churches to use on their Sunday morning services. I hit my question is is it possible to build a thriving side-hustle or business without harnessing social media Hashtag not a phantom. Currently the videos I make are uploaded to one site where they take care of all the marketing and branding and I get get paid commission on every video that's downloaded. I have recently started my own website so that I can retain full commission on everything that sells but I know I need to get the word word out there to my target audience. So what would you recommend on reaching those people without using facebook twitter instagram and all. That stuff can't wait to hear what you have to say. Thanks a lot so as I said I love this question and I have a real non wishy washy opinion about it. I here's the context context and not just for Ted but for everyone your choice to use or not use social media as well as how to use it which platforms to us. How often to post all that kind of stuff? Everything in that category. It depends on how you choose to engage with your customers. So it's not so much like a one-size-fits-all answer but if you're in the fashion space for example then you probably. I'll be better piano instagram. Okay should have strong in strategy from the beginning if your business is political commentary. It's going to be hard if you hate twitter because so many conversations take place there. If you're doing resumes most likely you need to be on Lincoln and so on and it doesn't mean that every business should try to do all those things especially when you are the business us as a side Hustler actually think. For a lot of brands even large brands large and small. It doesn't always make sense to have a collection of random social accounts that have no real purpose. I think it's actually kind of dumb when there's a brand that really has no need to be active on these platforms and they're just trying to post all the time inspirational quotes etc.. I had clogged clogged sink recently. And what I do. How did I solve the problem? I didn't go looking for my social feeds like I went to the store and bought drain. o You know they're actually a drain brand account count posting stuff online. But why in the world would anyone follow them like you just need a solution when you're sink is clogged. So what does that. Then tell us about Ted's question. At first glance think that the way he engages with his clients really has much at all to do a social media. I don't think it has to. He is serving churches so the buyers they're either ministers church or church boards or whoever's in charge of quote unquote business stuff at churches. And I would imagine that the way he gets no. These people is through more traditional networking or maybe even cold emailing. That's still different from social media. And they probably don't care if he's posting on snapchat every three hours so my answer is Ted I. I think it's okay to relax. You can focus on serving your customers. There are other ways to reach now. Hashtag goforth
"hustler" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Anyone who's surprised at the big weekend the new film hustlers had at the box office probably shouldn't be not only does it start popular women like Jennifer Lopez inconstant rule with drop ins from Cardi B. and Liz but it got very good reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. What's not like Hustler is based on the true story of a group of women who danced a strip club together and later drugged and scam some of their wealthy. Wall Street customers directed by Lorene Skafar area the film already generating awards buzz for Jennifer Lopez. I'm Stephen Thompson and I'm Linda Holmes. We're talking hustlers on this episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour from NPR so don't go away. I support for NPR and the following message come from Kroger. Did you know one in eight. Americans struggle with hunger yet forty percent of the food produced adduced in the US gets thrown away. Kroger believes that have just one third of that wasted food could be redirected to people in need it would more than cover unmet. Met Food needs across the country while helping to protect our planet. That's what Kroger is doing through their zero. Hunger Zero Waste Foundation last year alone Kroger donated three hundred twenty five million meals to local food banks. It's part of their goal to achieve zero. Hunger Zero Waste by twenty twenty five learn more ED KROGER DOT COM SLASH Z Z. W welcome back you just met. NPR Music Stephen Thompson also with us as Glen Weldon of the NPR Arts Desk Glenwood and and in our fourth chair today. We're incredibly happy to be welcoming back Christina Tucker of the unfriendly black hotties podcast hi Christina Hello Hello from uh-huh so I saw this in Toronto at the Film Festival. It's now opening kind of right away which is sort of always a fun sequence to observe but Glenn and you were in Toronto but didn't see it there. What did you think of the film. I think reasonable people can disagree about whether or not Jaylo deserves an Oscar nomination. I think it is indisputable that her skin care regimen should win a Nobel prize. We toss around the word luminous we toss around the word glowing she. She looks amazing. There's an opening dense that she does where it's just it stars her hamstring. She's just fantastic. We're GONNA talk in the coming weeks about the film joker and how desperate that film is to speak to the current cultural moment. I think this film speaks more directly and more effectively and less effort fully to what's going on right now. Because it is breezy it is so much fun. It is just pure entertainment with point of view imagine if they made showgirls without the camp because it's got some of the trappings of showgirls right you've got the shopping montages and the and the shoes and the and the furs and the champagne-popping but it's got date much leaner simpler story and you you have cast that can actually act on. I think also the men are largely irrelevant to the film and what what they think is largely irrelevant and I think that's one of the things that makes it an unusual film about women even among I don't. I don't honestly know what I'm interested to hear what you guys have to say because I don't know if he'd be talking about this film that as much as we are and how much of the culture is right now if not for that Jaylo performance which is so assured distinctive addictive. You just forget how good she is until she she delivered something like this. I just had a great time yeah Christina. What did you think I have heard a rumor that you've already seen Hustler's twice ice. I had the time of my life. The first time I saw this film I sought alone the first time and then said No. I need to bring my friends and to see this with friends like we're going again. We're going to the studio movie grill or getting the hustlers punch like we're having an experience at this film. Yeah it was a ton of fine fine. I think we've been referring to it as a period piece because it's so beautifully from the music clothes from two thousand and seven until mid August what's period really just nails the look and makes me think that I should be. I don't know fully ruining my eyes with black eyeliner again like I know that the terrible idea but Jaylo looked amazing amazing doing it so what's the truth here big movie for who bearings food groups huge for hoops and yeah I think the the central friendship at the core of this this film really just hold it together and makes it something. I think a little more emotional than just a bunch of strippers who scam a bunch of men which I was already the end. Let's be clear about that. Central Friendship Being Ramona played by Jennifer Lopez and destiny played by Constance Woo Hoo you know from fresh off the boat and Crazy Ridge Jason's and some other great work Stephen. What did you think of this. I had the most anti-social possible experience. I went alone at eleven o'clock at night. You know what that is. That's a little creepy. A man written and there is no wrong way to see this love it. I love that I had a great time. I think that I agree with everything. Everybody has said. It is very very faithful to this article on March Lisa's Betas. It's based on an article in the cut by Jessica Pressler called the hustlers at scores and article the movie centers on kind of a conversation station in hindsight between the writer of an article and constant Julius style by Julia stiles not doing very much in this movie and Constance Wu as destiny destiny and she's kind of telling some of the you're getting a sense of that. This is a story told in hindsight and this movie plays out a lot the way the article does and if I have one one kind of criticism of this film I think area I know I think peters out at the end. I think like the article it has kind of told that story and then it doesn't necessarily have a big big landing to stick so if if I have one somewhat negative thing to say about this movie movie to prepare for I didn't necessarily think that the last twenty or thirty minutes of it held up quite as much as the first chunk in part because it is resolving having the story of a crime spree that is naturally not necessarily going to end with like and now we're going to do more crime in a way sure and I think I think the other thing is the thing these women basically did was they began to take men out for drinks eventually began drugging them and then would sort of while they were very incapacitated run up their credit cards. Take them back to the Strip club where they would spend a ton of money money 'cause they were barely conscious and if women can kind of get their relevant information out they could run up their credit cards and then the women would split the take with the Strip club the women who had brought these he's drugged man back to the Strip club with then get a share of the take in the club would get the rest. It's a slippery moral slow right well movie engages and I think I think one of the things that I thought about when I watched this was in no way do I think it's acceptable to drug or rookie. Anybody I want to be completely clear about that but it asks you to to engage with the question of how are these women's supposed to feel about the men who treat them as they do when they are working as dancers very early on UC Constance Wu referred to as Lucy Liu by I mean they these men are racist towards them. They're abusive abusive towards them. They're in the same way that I don't think it's acceptable to drug a roof anyone. I don't think it's acceptable to be inappropriate and disrespectful to people including rooting strippers so it's kind of like you're in a very gray world with all of these people and I think you're encouraged. Glenn talked about it. Speaking to the cultural cultural moment I think one of the things that speaking to is in this post recession period which is really how this all started when the business at these strip clubs fell off that these women found a different way to extract money from men who previously had common spent a lot of money at these places anyway yeah well and you see the balance of power shift between these women and these clubs and I do think that's a really interesting part of this movie that I had never really thought about before in the beginning beginning of the film you see what it's like for a worker at this club was having to tip everyone who's having now you're the dancer and you tip hip the DJ and then as the movie rules on and the clubs are struggling differently in the economy is different. Suddenly these women are the club is is commodified in a way that it wasn't before and that's just a really interesting you see power shift in this movie in ways that I found fascinating are a lot of men in in this film who are who are victims of crime. It is hard not to feel like they have also done something bad right not something that deserves what they got necessarily but they have also done something wrong and watching the kind of the the interaction between the women and these dudes. I should should mention Kiki Palmer is also in it and and is a lot of fun to watch because I haven't seen her in anything quite like this before. we mentioned briefly. Cardi B. and Liz they have they been referred. cameo included a lot of Cardi B. and Lonzo in the marketing. You don't see them for very long either one of them. I think they both make the most of screen time the film's strongest when it simply asserting that these guys are jerks and they're being abusive but it's amazing how much of this film runs on on the audience already knowing that already taking that as read right after these women are not robinhood. They're not robbing from the rich to give to the poor. They're robbing from the rich to become slightly less rich than the rich and we find them falling into the traps materialism so the film is in that sense trying to have its cake too but one thing that struck me is how that's the conflict because they do not want to spend any time on having any kind of personal inner conflicts between these women they want these women seem united even when something happens that should create a S- split it doesn't really like turns on a dime like that because this is basically spice world events since this is girl power in the Strip club more interesting than they are complicated friendship deeply into Christina. I want to hear from you about Jennifer Lopez boy. I think the most appropriate appropriate thing I can say on this podcast is bringing what we're like to call in the Biz big top energy performance. I think she she is truly luminous. As Glenn mentioned there's a long shot of men unpacking a tanning bed to bring into her apartment. I don't know why it needed to exist but I watched it felt yes thank you for bringing crucially important point to this moment and I think her motivations I think as Lyndon mentioned earlier kind of just how men are not really thought of especially in the relationships between the two women that she is a caretaker that she wants to take care of the girls that she works with. She wants to care for her daughter. She wants to take care of this family that she's created. and there's the beautiful scene where they all like Christmas together when they're very high on scamming and they've made a bunch of money they're giving each other these lavish luxuriant gifts and I said well that's my mood board for Christmas..
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"Please take a moment to subscribe and leave us a rating that helps other people find the show and don't forget you can catch the news roundup at the end of every week mouth glad well as one of the most well known thinkers in the world but he says a lot of his fans don't know that he's black the white. People don't know black people always how do you feel about that as a rare. I'm glad well on race pop culture and a whole lot more next time on it's been any minute from NPR back now to our meeting of the movie club with John Hornby Andrea July and Professor Ben Brooks John. I wanted to ask you about the production of the movie because the crew included a consultant who advised the film behind the scenes kind of a stripping consultant named Jaclyn Francis. Here's part of what she told variety variety in an interview about what she did onset. What is a comfort consultant. It's a new title and it's inspired by intimacy coordinator. which is what shows rosenfels? We're starting to us to make sure on satisfying comfortable doing the work they're doing. It was also like like an authenticity consultant because it was really important to me in my involvement in this project. That's burs were represented with compassion. This idea that stubbornness have a show up and like be sexy according to what someone else thinks sexy is and that's not really how stripping is it's an expression of your own sexuality and people pay for it. That's Jacklyn Francis who consulted on the film hustlers John Talk about the evolving ways that movie studios are dealing with highly sexualize roles. I mean constance. Wu mentioned in a recent interview that she did not want to do nudity on screen and the studio clearly honored that there are a couple of things going on one is kind of historically the way that Hollywood has and I guess more accurately has not dealt with nudity and performance feeling uncomfortable in a certain scene it could be women it could be men and they have evolved as the me too movement has grown to make sure that people onset onset feel comfortable doing what they're asked to do and if they don't feel comfortable they can put up their hand or talk to somebody like an intimacy consultant which is a relatively typically new job to make sure that everybody onset especially the actor feels that he or she is safe. The context to is what has happened in these kinds of movies in the past and you can think about showgirls striptease other movies about strip clubs where there's the shot and we talked about the dressing room and the camera lingers anger on people in the background who aren't clothed and yes there are some fleeting nudity and hustlers but it's fleeting and so you are talking about historically how these these scenes have been shot and then on top of that you have a woman director. Lawrence Ghaffari based on an article written by a Woman Jessica Pressler and if you start looking producers department has there are a lot of women working on this show so they are approaching it in a very radical in new way then a male crew would look at it. I think it's obvious from the way the women's bodies shot it's obvious from the fact that they had an intimacy consultant on set and and it feels like they are not doing what the men are joining when they come to the club which is judging the women by their bodies and I think that's a radical development for for this movie because that it's turning the whole idea of what Hollywood and Strip clubs have done in the past on its head. Thank these women are powerful and they're just as capable bullets man and we're not going to judge them based on what they look like beyond real. Let me zoom out a little bit and put this in some context with movies that have come before it you know there have in plenty of movies that have dealt with burlesque and strippers and exotic dancers you know one of Natalie Wood's most famous roles was gypsy the adaptation Asian of musical opposite Rosalind Russell and thirty years after that we had a movie called Strip tease which came out in Nineteen ninety-six. Here's a quick clip of striptease starring Demi Moore. my Ex husband is a fee that hardly qualifies him to raise a seven year old child does being a mother without Aja aw told me this appeal is GonNa cost me twenty thousand dollars I mean. Is there a shot in hell that I can make that in six weeks. Grant is and disprove time time for desperate mission on wrestling shares that I'm GonNa Roll. They make it in creamed corn two hundred drunken yakkers significance up my own a clip from the trailer for Strip tease be Andrea things have certainly changed in the last as thirty years or have they yeah. I mean to John's point. I think it makes a huge difference. WHO's behind the behind the camera who's WHO's the people not onscreen gene making things happen. Jennifer Lopez was a producer on this movie and you know I actually thought that the movie had more in common with nine to five for for example the Dolly Parton Jane Fonda Lily Tomlin flick from the eighties. That actually did really huge numbers for the time it was one of those first movies that was held by women that did really well and you know it's it's about working conditions as Professor Brooks to said as Ameri said that was the biggest surprise for me is I had no idea that so much of the heart of the movie would be about working condition and seeing these women as mothers taking care of families and so yeah I think there's I think fires sort of left the door open for a whole other set of movies to calm of how we can address this and I think that Professor Brooks's comments speak to how more movies could be made from a bunch of different angles that this didn't have the opportunity to hit upon Nazi emailed. This movie does very well and telling these women's stories without glorifying what they did. What is some people feel that this movie. We needed to drill down on. How not okay what they did was as some other reviewers have mentioned? How many countless movies do we have about mobsters. Gamblers criminals that are centered entered around male anti-heroes where we don't ask these questions. Johnno were winding down but I love that comment as I said Goodfellas is one of my favorite favorite movies and there have been a number of like gangster and an heist in bad guy movies over the years where it just feels kind of like a ride died that you're going on as opposed to this morality tale. It didn't feel like Hustler's was gonna hit that note too hard and I think that's what I like like. Most about the movie I went back and read a passage from the article that it's based on an Samantha's the character that Jennifer Lopez is playing and this is what the article all says if they've done anything wrong and she didn't think they had it was nothing compared to this stuff men and got away with on a regular basis and yet they were looking at three years in jail. It was outrageous. What about the things the guys did Samantha fumed. What about Bill Cosby that I think is missing from the film and I think that's a good thing that you can judge these people's behavior. You don't have to try to fit it into a larger narrative but I will leave you with one thing. There's a scene in the movie. Where girl does something. She's not proud of a woman does something she's not proud of it and she's paid. What she thinks is three hundred dollars and she finishes she picks up the money and it's three twenty dollar bills? I was in a theater over the weekend talk to men who are laughing at that like yes. She got what she deserved. So you think about you know what this movie's talking about and where we are as a country and where we are in terms of how we look at the opposite sex. We've got a long way to go John Horn the vice president of the one movie club in the host of the frame on KABC Los Angeles John. Always always a pleasure. Thank you thank you be Andrea. July of freelance culture writer and film critic. Thanks Andrea thanks so much and Saban Brooks a sociologist professor of African American in studies at Cal State Fullerton and the author of unequal desires race and Dorada capital in the stripping Industry Presser Brooks. We really appreciate your time and your insights thank you from the conversation was produced by.
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"All right well. Thank you all for coming today. We're gonna do an episode of our podcast. The hustler's guide to tech and what the hustle is guy tech has four is if you have the talent the desire and the hustle to do great things and are looking for that opportunity to shine. We're here to help by introducing you to the technology platforms that can let you do just that and so across from me. I've got my co-host chaka singapore. What y'all warning to my left are hustler. Sherry james sherry has gone from teaching kids her whole career to using chris platform who's a c._e._o. Wonder school to you create run and most importantly own her own school and this is chris bennett the c._e._o. Oh the founder c._e._o. Wonder skull. Hello everyone all right well. Let's get into it. Chris tell us about what is one school so i grew up in miami florida. My family is from honduras and growing up <hes>. I grew up in a pretty large family one of thirty one cousins. It's a lot of cousins a lot of so when you see somebody you're just like what up because yeah exactly exactly and when i was in third grade i was in the gifted program when i was in high school had all of these options for college. I was the first in my family to go to college went to the war in school of the of the thirty one cousins. Only four of us ended up going to college and looking back on my childhood. There was one really unique unique thing about my experience relative most of my cousins i went to one of the best pre schools in miami well and when i when i looking back on on that experience i moved to san francisco and i realized there's this huge shortage of childcare and i'm hearing this from all over the from number of people and and <hes> thinking about that problem thing you know how could we solve that problem and i saw back to my sister who went to an in-home day-care in our community a unity and the woman who started the school is still running her business today thirty five years later. I thought you know this. Could this could solve this problem problem. We could create a lot more programs <hes> and fill the gap and so the idea was what if we could help people start and operate their own on childcare's out of their homes. Yeah i think is something that we don't really talk enough about and the country is about ownership of the things that serve our community sherry ban an educator and being able to work with young kids very early on what was it about like the idea of ownership that really resonated with you well. I know how or what to do to open my own program. <hes> i've always worked for someone else and so i was trying to figure out what skills that that i had to kind of help myself maintain my life as normal as well as maybe be at home with my son time founder founder school so they actually just helped me just kind of organize all my thoughts and ideas on on a on the website as well as myself through the licensing it can seem process gave me a sounding board to talk to and ask questions to help guide me through the licensing process it could be a little bit overwhelming being with all the applications and have all of the licensing <hes> requirement go through and then you have to have your inspections and things of that sort so having someone to talk to throughout that process was really great awful setting up my actual environment because that's also something that was really important to me. How do i turn my home into the school so that was also had to do right right and how like what age kids do you have currently in my my youngest is four months in my office for sure that you're home and safe and i try to allocate two rooms as well as my outdoor play space for the program so then that way my kids will come to belong also my family will also have their own personal rooms runs as well so we have a family room set up as well as the backyard have a bonus from outside the mouse one at one of the things i love hearing is that you keep saying my kids 'cause i got a little confused refused zero form okay what about the other kids but i as a parent like i seven year old son and it's really important for me to know that any space that i bring my son onto that he's loved that he's welcomed that it's healthy that his whole so here you just referred to the kids in that manner is really exciting. One of the things being and i were just discussing awesome was like the market things and how do people learn information values this on facebook one night just scrolling through my feet and watching eskom i entertainment and i came across and chris asking for if you're interested in opening our own program to contact them and then you have to flou- little bio or interest page and then you also had a picture but your space than i had to be fed up that was the great thing about it because my face was not quite fed up yeah. It was a family family room at the time and then they got back to me walked me through the process chris. How do you like help people. I share market her programs program so that they can expand and get more students. There are a number of ways so <hes> most a lot of a lot of parents sort of congregate and they congregate the online and offline so they'll congregate in a lot of parent groups and a lot of like mom groups on facebook and so we work with all of our directors to promote about their businesses in those areas and then we do a lot of marketing through ads and through a lot of events. One of the reasons for for the podcast is ready to make technology assessable to people <hes> especially people who don't come through like the more what they interpret as a stereotypical nerdy spaces right right and there's something really appealing about being able to reach parents and connect with parents who most people think what's up until the business model saw yeah. How has that experience been. You know seeing people were really interested in that may not come through the normally normal pipeline from a parent standpoint or from toronto pan. Eh what we find is that a lot of the parents we work with their first child and parents who have their first child or very stories very nervous protective.
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"Resources that most kids won't so the if for no other reason it's the same thing with kardashians there's got to be a term for that can we come up with a term for like hate the hater and play the what is that dr is he hate the play i hate they gain yeah yeah i think that's appropriate know well yeah i mean okay i i do think that there's an a name for what you're saying that we should come up with isis the i yes she's a total business because they aren't for example and she's teaching good values she's not like in that has not just a schwab who's trying to get attention by sitting are fanny she's actually going out and starting businesses hassles yes a hustler okay so that's the word yeah she's a hustler baby who would also appeared hustler magazine yes she's a hustler hustler is that still a thing by the way is hustler magazine thing okay and when i'm in a who's who of acid is still a thing oh that because there is a giant building in los angeles it used to say flint enterprises on it and why no that he's alive and still doing things but released their hustler bank like he can you order it can you or i don't know i'm looking at me hustler yang leith oh maybe we should talk about this uh now you're going to have to tell me off the air hustler used to be your what till of the adult magazines as a young man you discover those things there are different things in them can and hustler was always the more enjoyable bradley had glamorous kennedy here because there were things i wanted to look at hurt okay under said verses say boy boy for example nothing in there for nothing on the menu interesting i can't find a website for hustler magazine interesting whom the i it must still just be a brand but i i would i would find it hard to believe that there is still a.
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"The some early writings in here and i quote live at a kiss on the side dow shot not take vengeance nor bear any grudge against the children are like people without shut loved i neighbor as they self i am the lord liver dicussed 1918 so the character says either become a rabbi are open a brothel in borneo that's it my choices are i had reached the ultimate cul de sac at my misbegotten existence staying on this road is the case disease and death straight added rather become a rabbi are open a brothel she said to both would be closer to god in your life it's a very interesting fable in god faith the reason that you would never expect to be in such a book this is not a good he to shoes book this is not what you'd expect is not an evangelist book we see if there's anything funny in the that i could read theme now i don't think so it's for you to read go to a bookstore read it you'll see what i'm talking about is filled with stories interesting stories how about a i wanna read a pet don't wanna read it page all this is what i was going through the atheist the phrase and i had my character say this which is why the original book of the jews was now red only by illiterate fools who by circumstance or genetic dysfunction believed the words had been dictated from heaven and strive in stone probably a collection of constant painted poets failed jewel hustler's bankrupt sandell makers hormone goes past their prime child molesters animal torturers and other biblical age riffraff thought the bridge drivers he now approach the south tower nearing a toll booths into the.