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"At some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick along with my partner, Mike Speraza. We are always excited to be here, Mike. Um, we are here after the second Bill's win. Yeah. Yeah. We will, we'll keep it at that. Every time we talk very little, things go well. So let's, let's keep it at a win and big game Sunday. Miami. What should be right. A massively popular game. I mean, when they put up 70 against Denver and we, we basically, did we shut out the three points? Three, three. Okay. We held, held Washington, the Washington commanders to only three. That should be a really, really dynamite game. So. Had to change their name due to political correctness. I know, I know. And we had some conversation about that. The people I was watching the game with were reflecting on, I guess the good old days when the, the nicknames of teams just didn't seem to matter as much, but it matters now. Now they want to take down statues. You're an Iroquois guy. They're taking that name away. The chiefs because apparently saying chiefs is very, uh, politically incorrect. I mean, a leader. You can't be called the leaders anymore. Maybe it'll be the Iroquois comrades because everyone's got to just hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Yeah. And, and you know, nobody gets a gender anymore. Nobody can dominate one or the other. Even if it's a sport, there really might not even ever be winners or losers. They might not even keep score anymore in sports. Like it's just going to be for the experience of it trophy for the trophy for the trophy. Line them all up. They're all going to look exactly the same. There'll be gender neutral trophies. When will we have a they, them team name? Like the, the Washington they, thems, like when, when, I mean, I know that sounds outrageous, but that's where we're headed. Yeah, it's true. It's going to be comrades. Friends. Yeah. The friends, the Iroquois friends, the Iroquois comrades. It literally is heading that way though. Something where you go, what is, what is this sport? Like we don't even know based on the name, what the sport is. We don't even, yeah. You won't know. Like usually you could derive some more information from things like that. Oh, no, no, not anymore. No, you're going to have to dig real deep. You're going to have to show up at these events and, uh, you know, maybe wear a nice hoodie and a pair of shorts at the events. Yeah, I agree with you. And, uh, you know, maybe right after you went through the Senate chambers to vote on something, you can head and do a game with your hoodie and shorts on. Anyway, the next one, the last thing I'll say is the next one will be the Patriots. They'll be getting their name taken because that represents Donald Trump and his movement. We got to take away the name Patriot, right? That'll be the next one. There you go. You know, I just, I can't with these people anymore. It's really getting to be absurd. Yep. Totally. So, uh, Mike, let's start with this one. A second Republican debate coming this Wednesday night, September 27th, and Dana Perino, who I've always enjoyed listening to. Um, she will be joining Stuart Varney and Ilia Calderon at the Ronald Reagan library. presidential Suitable place. I love it. Yeah. And, uh, I, we were just chatting a bit before the podcast, so let's just line this up. All right. I don't know the order, but we're going to have Pence, Christie, DeSantis, Rama, Swami, uh, Doug Burgum made it Dougie Dougie. Um, who is that? Who else? I'm I've got five Nikki Haley. Thank you. And then, uh, there should be one more. Um, I did pens from, let's write this down. One more time for everybody. Pence, Rama, Swami, right? DeSantis. How do I not remember? Tim Scott, Tim Scott. Thank you. So, so seven this time, um, not Asa Hutchinson, I think you said he, he didn't make it. Didn't qualify. So, um, of course the big elephant in the room is that Donald Trump again will not be there. Just tell me your thoughts, I guess, on this next upcoming debate. Are we going to hear anything different? Is there any going to be anything that really makes people go, Whoa, this guy's really racing to the front or female. Um, if it's Nikki Haley, anyone going to race to the front after this one? I really, I mean, I think we're kind of wasting our time here and I'm not saying it as a, as a Trump voter. I'm just saying it realistically. Right. I mean, at this point, the lead is 40 to 50 points. Nobody makes up that ground than a debate, right? Like Nikki Haley had a great debate last time. She's still polling single digits. Right. I don't agree with Nikki Haley stance on a lot of things, but she, she fared well in that debate and she really didn't grow or fall behind anymore. Right. So I think that's the tough part. When we look at these debates, the Donald Trump in the 2015, 2016 campaign years, that is your like unicorn, right? Where, where you just go up there and go bananas. And then you end up, you know, taking over the field. The difference was there was no Donald Trump in that election, right? Like you had a Jeb Bush, but he wasn't the guaranteed slam dunk candidate right now. You have Donald Trump, Mike, and he is the guaranteed slammed on Canada. The only one that we thought maybe had a chance was Ron DeSantis and he has crumbled mightily, whether you like him or hate him. It's just the facts. He's, he's in trouble. Right. I mean, so what, what are we accomplishing with these debates other than kind of a, I guess I'll say wasting our time. Yeah. And I, I just, I just think it's worth breaking this down a little bit. Like what is it that people like you and I think that these others are just inferior to a guy like a Donald Trump? Like, and I'll tell you my opinion first. Mine is I just don't think they'll win. And I just feel like more and more people need to, you got to vote and expect that the conservative Republican candidate in this case wins. And I don't think any of these other people could, could actually win. I don't think they have enough, you know, experience. They don't have the fortitude that a Donald Trump has. Well, I think that that to me is, is there's two reasons why I'm voting for Donald Trump, right? Number one was I thought he had a very good four year term other than the COVID 19 issue. And I, I'm telling you right now, I say this to people all the time. If it was Ron DeSantis, if it was Donald Trump, if it was Hillary Clinton, that, that, that whole debacle was, was a disaster and there was no way you were going to look good in that debacle. I'm just telling you. Yeah. Number one, but that was a Trump fault that I have. And if I ever talked to him, I would tell him that that I do not agree with what he did with COVID. It's easy for me to say that now, but, but at the end of the day, he had a great four year term other than that, in my personal opinion. Number two is every time they've tried to knock him down at the knees, Mike, that has made me want him back more, right? The, the every time they indict him, I want him back more, right? Every time they try and silence him with gag orders, I want him back more. This is how I think a lot of conservatives are feeling. And at this point, it's kind of like, okay, is Rhonda, here's what my other point, I don't mean to keep going on, but at the end of the day is whether it's Ron, DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, or Donald Trump, I'm going to use those three for a second. They will be treated the exact same way by the media, by the Democrat party. It doesn't matter who that candidate is. It doesn't matter. Right. People always say like, Oh, but, but Trump's hated. If DeSantis is a candidate, he's already taken crap from the leftist media, right? Like if he's the candidate, he's going to, it's going to be open up another can of worms. I don't think it matters. The reason why we got to go with Donald Trump is he's been there. He's been able to handle it. We know that whether you like him or not, he's handled the media and he's handled the Democrats well. And we need that experience. This is the election of our lifetime. And I will say that now, this is the election of our lifetime. We need to win. Dana Perino says, I believe the economy will feature prominently because we know that that is the biggest concern and preoccupation that is worrying Americans. And she says in many ways, in my opinion, the economy is the thread that runs through all of these other possible topics. For example, if you're concerned about crime, one of the issues is what kind of resources do you have and are you willing to use in order to help deal with that? I think she's spot on. I think when it comes to the economy, the economy sort of is the fuel and whether you then have a notion to, you know, actually shut down the border, improve childcare, improve education, then the, the economy obviously is the main thread that actually everything else seems to branch off of. If you have a lot of people working, for instance, you're going to have a thriving economy because supply and demand is going to balance out. You're going to have lots of products and services to offer and a lot of people can afford these things. Right. So, uh, I, I agree with her. Plus it is Fox business that's hosting the event. So might lean a little bit more toward economics. Yeah, I think it should. I agree with you. I mean, at some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas at some point, you know, and I say, I've said this to you, Mike before, going to get groceries now at times, like they ring all the stuff up and I'm like, Holy crap. I bought, I have a cat. I bought five cans of cat food. They're, they're the size of like a lacrosse ball, not even. And it's like $5 for five cans. I'm like this, this thing costs more than my kids at this point. This cat's going to be very thin. It's going to be out of crash diet. I mean, but seriously, how do people, Mike, that don't make money? And I say this in a sad way, like how do people that don't make money survive? Even going, you go to a local fast food restaurant for two people. My wife and I it's 30 bucks. I'm like, what the hell happened out here? I told that is what's going on. And that's scary. Yeah. When they have to make those kinds of hard choices. Right. Uh, all right. So, uh, let's move on. So speaking of Trump, we're talking about these other seven candidates that will be there Wednesday, this Wednesday night, nine to 11 PM in the second Republican debate, Donald Trump will not be there, but this came out like in a Washington post poll. Trump is now up 10%, uh, over a potential run against Biden, 10 % double digit. Now if you just pin Trump against Biden again, first your thoughts, and then we'll go a little deeper into this. Well, I'm not surprised. Um, I think, I think Americans are getting sick and tired of it. I think Americans are worried about our futures. I think the migrant crisis is hurting the Democrat party because you have liberal places like New York city that are waking up saying, Oh my God, we can't do this anymore. And there's like 10 ,000 migrants in New York city, not 10 million. Right. So like, like it's starting to click, I think with certain people, number one, number two, Mike, I think it's hard to hide Joe Biden's cognitive decline, right? The left can say whatever they want in the media. You just can't, when you fall over on things, when you do talk like that, I mean, they, it's a problem. It's a real problem and it's visible. Um, do I trust these polls? Yes and no. I think, if I think America is as smart as I think they would, the polls should be probably higher, like 30 % lead for Trump. Um, but I think the numbers that keep growing in Trump's favor, the margin of error is not that big, right? Michael, like you look at the Republican primary polls, the margin of error is not 40%, right? He's up 40%. So even if they're off by 20%, he's still up 20%. The same thing's starting to happen in these head to head polls with Biden. It started, you know, Trump down, then it was Trump even, then it was Trump three, five, now it's 10. I mean, that's a lot. Yeah. And so I want to read a little bit here. So the post ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle. This is, by the way, the Washington Post little write -up, uh, after the poll was done. Um, so this is, this is actually humorous. Although the sizable margin of Trump's lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest to virtual dead heat, the difference between this poll and others as well as the unusual makeup of Trump's and Biden's coalitions in the survey. So Mike, the more words, the muddier this all gets, right? It sounds like excuses coming up, right? It sounds like Kamala Harris. It really is. It's like, yeah, total word salad. Um, I just said suggested is probably an outlier, right? So, so this, this I thought was interesting. Um, Byron Byron York of the Washington examiner said the post dumped on headline news in quotes from its own poll. So basically they do a poll. They say that their poll is likely an outlier and, and he, he goes on to then say Washington Post sub heads suggests its own poll may be an outlier. That may be true, but they put no such disclaimer in headline three years ago when they published a poll of Wisconsin, right before election day in 2020, showing Biden up 17 points on Trump, 10 points more than the average of other polls at the time. That was real clear politics, president Tom Bevin. So, so funny to me, so interesting, right? Even when they try to do something where they want to take part in the polling process and inform all of us as Americans, Ooh, that's not really where we wanted to see that. That's likely an outlier folks. Yeah. Oh, Donald Trump's winning. Shit. That doesn't count. Okay. What are we going to do? Next one. Okay. These were registered voters. What are we going to do? This is 10 points. Holy shit. What are we going to say? Let's just say it's an outlier. Oh damn. That was a fake poll. Oh, those stupid polls. Yeah. I mean, and it might, I'll say this before we get onto another topic on what's, what's, you're starting to see it all come together. It's like, it's like when they see, you know, hurricanes forming in the ocean, right? We're starting to see it now. The polls are shifting to Trump. Now we have Hillary Clinton coming out saying things like, Oh yeah, who's to say Putin won't medal in the election in 2024 again, right? You have others saying like, Ooh, we got to get Trump off the ballot or people saying, let's indict Trump again for this or that let's put gag orders on him. It's all coming together. Now the new thing too, Mike is, Hmm, let's indict the Bidens and let's see if we can get, we can get a Joe Biden off the ticket. We've used him, we've abused him. Now we're getting them out of here. It's all, it's that wave in the ocean. It's that hurricane forming in the ocean. That's what's happening. And I believe that because why, why would Hillary Clinton come out and say, if you're so confident right in the 2024 election, if you're so confident and Trump's an idiot, he's never going to make it again and get rid of them. Why are you now saying, Hmm, maybe Putin will medal in the elections again. Why would you say that? Right. Right. And by the way, this is the same guy that's richer than ever because his country has been able to sell oil at a high rate since Biden's been in office. This is the same country that has had its way with the Ukraine walking in there and taking over land since Biden's been in there. Why would, why would Putin medal in the election to get in and probably in his mind, the nut job of Donald Trump back in office, it may drop a nuke on him. Why would he want Trump back in office? Ask yourself that question. Don't have to, if you have any sense at all, then you don't even have to ask that. Um, so anyway, let's see what the next number of polls start to reveal. Let's see if, let's see if polls stop coming out, Mike, right? Because once you have one that's got Trump winning by double digit, maybe they just start to say, polls are stupid. Polls are for racists. You're homophobic. If you read polls, I mean, we'll see. Or they come out with some poll from the middle of nowhere. That's like Biden up 35 points on Donald Trump. Right, right. This was from registered voters in the white house. Yes. We interviewed seven people and it was six to one, six to one. And the other one we fired, we don't even know who that was. Yeah. So, so let's go to this now. Every once in a while, Mike, I have to do this CNN, right? I go to the cnn .com site. I just got to see what they're finding note newsworthy, noteworthy, whatever you want to say. And honestly, and I've often reported this, I'm often in disbelief at what they aren't reporting. In this example though, I was like, Oh, a few stories down. Here's a story, Mike, why more women are choosing not to have kids. So right away I'm thinking, Oh my gosh, these are the most unlikable people, the most anti traditional family structure people ever. They probably don't want to have a relationship at all. They don't want to ever have true, you know, intimacy with anybody cause they just can't do it. They're just nasty. They're mostly on, you know, just awful. These lots, so many of these people. So I go on to read a little bit of this and you know, this is, this is someone named Diana Volek who, who never, who was never someone who dreamed of becoming a mother, right? And these are just some of the reasons given. They don't want the responsibility of being a parent. They fear a lack of support. They like their life as it is. They're still judged for being child free. So so even when they don't choose to have children, right? So I'm like looking at this and then suddenly I go, wait a second. This was published at midnight, uh, basically Sunday or Monday, you know, September 25th. That's that's now as we record editor's note, this story was originally published in August, 2021. Some details such as the ages of those interviewed remain the same as they were when the story first published. So you're telling me right away, I thought, is the Hollywood writers strike? Is it bleeding into CNN now? Cause there aren't enough stories. There aren't enough people to write like modern stories. There's not enough news. They had to pull a story from two years ago to talk about why many women are deciding not to have kids. Like how pathetic is that? How pathetic. This new trend too, of like, it's cool to just say, screw it. I don't want to have a family is the weirdest thing ever. And then we wonder why these people are miserable, right? I mean, again, is parenting easy? I'm a new parent. Mike, you know that you, you parented two girls for, you know, they're what? 25, 22, right? So you've had, you've had 25 years of parenting experience. I've had, you know, almost a year. It's the most enjoyable thing ever. Right? I mean you're finally, it's good not to be selfish. It's good to take care of somebody else and love somebody else. Right. And I'm not saying you don't love your spouse, but your spouse is an adult relationship. You have to have a relationship with a baby, which turns into a toddler, which turns into an adolescent, a young adult like that. There's nothing more special than that. You should want that. Instead it's like, Oh, kids are stupid. I'm going to be so rich. Really weigh me down. Yeah, yeah, sure. Okay. They're going to weigh me down. I want my independence. I don't want to be responsible to another human being. I've got myself to worry about and treat and, and you know, I don't know, a door like I get like, that's fine. I want to see the next story though be why many women are deciding that having a child is rewarding. It can become a very loving, you know, yes, you have to be responsible. Like it just was so gross to me like that. And two years ago, this isn't even news. This is like, Oh my gosh, we got to fill these headlines. What do we get out? Pull that one again. We don't like kids. We don't want anyone, you know, raising children, my God for, you know, I'll say this though, Mike and all seriousness too. Like, yes. Is, is it fun being a college degenerate and booze and all the time and having a blast? Sure it is. We all did it right. I mean, yes, of course it's a fun thing. Is it fun to not care if you can go to bed at 2am or 5am or 5pm? Sure. That's great. But at some point you have to mature as an adult, take your job seriously, take your family seriously and care about things like I always say this, Mike, and this is something I've brought up a million times. Think about being, you know, if you want it, like if you didn't want to have kids, I'm not saying people that can't have kids cause I feel for them. But if you, if you didn't want children, cause you didn't want the responsibility, what do you do in your sixties and seventies with no family? Like that breaks my heart, honestly. Right? Like I, what my relationship with my parents, my wife's with her parents, like it's, it's fun, right? It's, you're a family. You get to do things together and you get to enjoy each other. Who doesn't want that? I just don't get it. Well, there's a lot of people in Washington that actually have spouses and children and grandchildren. And clearly there is not a lot of love and support going on between all of them. Because some of these people, I mean, we know who we're talking about, the Mitch McConnell's, the Joe Biden's, they would not be in front of microphones if people actually cared about them. They would not let those loved ones go through what they go through on a daily basis, unless they have no connection, no personal connection at all. Um, all right. AOC. She's almost the last story of our day, but there's one more after this. So we got a bonus. We do a bonus story here, breaking news. So AOC wins the hypocrisy award mic for this, uh, at least this week, maybe the year on this one decade, this is hilarious. And, um, I'll just set this up for a second. So here she was on CBS's face the nation. And, um, she was discussing president Biden's plan to visit the Michigan auto workers on Tuesday. So host of CBS's face, the nation, Margaret Brennan points out a couple of interesting facts about AOC and her selection of vehicles. So let's go ahead and play that. Yup.
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"So that's just, this is who it was. Friends of Fox and friends of the candidates who brought like five or 10 people there each. So yeah, to your point, that group, if you just take that collection of that group, like half of them probably support Chris Christie and Mike Pence. That's, that's probably it. They're the super minority of the party. But let me tell you why, why I focus on this. And you and I are kind of big into showmanship type stuff of aesthetics and visual. Like I kind of want, I kind of geek out at that stuff, but it does matter. It's not everything, but it, this aesthetics do matter. But what I don't like is that people are easily impressionable on video clips and stuff, right? You and I do social media for a living largely. And sometimes when you have a crowd that is not proportional to the party, people could be tricked to think that there are more people that support the certain policy because it erupts in applause. Right? So it's not as if this is just some sort of like, Oh, who cares? They still mic the crowd. Yeah, no, they mic the crowd for a reason. Yeah, laugh tracks, tracks and sitcoms is a great example. And that's also why you have live audience in football games, right? They're down. You can get home, you could hear it gets louder. So Jack, this is not an insignificant thing to dwell on where it's like, Hey, when Chris Christie goes after Trump and you hear like half the audience applauding, it almost makes you kind of like second get not second guess, but to an uninitiated untrained eye, it could be, it could be somewhat persuasive. Totally. Yeah, you're, you're, they're basically using the, the audience that they have captured, essentially the captured audience in the studio as another element of the debate to sort of lead the audience at home. This is a tactic that John Oliver uses. This is a tactic that John Stewart pioneered using the weaponization of comedy and the weaponization of a live audience to push, push politics, basically. And now you're actually seeing these very same tactics be employed by the leaders of a political party, which by the way, is something that Trump called out in real time in 2015, if I remember correctly, in that same exact room. Yeah, that, that, that debate, actually the one that was one, I actually think that one was more important for Trump than the first one. The first one was kind of his feud with Megyn Kelly. The second one though, everybody came out firing for Trump. The first debate, they didn't actually come out firing for Trump. Remember Blake, the one in Ohio, they sort of did, but they were, they thought it was going to happen. They had no idea. They didn't, they didn't know if it was going to be a joke or a shtick. And then after the, so they all had, that was the famous Jeb Bush one, right? Where, and then Trump turned to the audience. He said, these are all your donors, Jeb, these are all your donors that are here. And he like, Trump broke every protocol of debates. He like attacked the audience, said they're all donors, said your brother had a mistake for, you know, invading Iraq. And it just, and then he was the one who could subvert that. Cause they had that South Carolina debate where they were, you know, they packed it, especially with the GOP base and, you know, then he just bashes the Iraq war really aggressively. They're like, oh, they're all going to boo him for this. And they did boo him. And he's like, I don't care, whatever. And yeah. And he's like, it's right. You'll, you'll know I'm right. It was all over after that. The kind of final point for me on this is just TV debates are actually really terrible. And I think that is the bigger reality here. Trump could make them entertaining in his like very special way, but like having 10 candidates on stage, they're all trying to do their like rehearsed, you know, sound bite to win some stupid cycle the next day. Like it is very profoundly meaningless and dumb in a way that like, I think you could say like these probably damage America, that this is how we do a lot of our politics. That's a good question, Tyler. Does this the America? Yes. The party. It's the party, right? These are the part. So God has like works in mysterious ways. And with the, you know, cable and, and normal TV becoming less valuable and social media becoming more valuable, these are becoming less important. And they're just falling for the same trap over and over again. It's just going to go into obliterate. They're going to obliterate themselves, which that's exactly what's happening right now. Like Fox is obliterating itself. The RNC, but the party itself has to be agile to transform to like what actually reaches people. And if the Democrats are going to do this better than the Republicans are going to do it, we're going to lose. There's just, there's very simple and they are, they are like, there's a reason why Biden won't debate, right? Why does Biden not debate? Well, I mean, he's not capable, but yes, that that's part of it, but all of their kids dementia, all their candidates, though, because this isn't the way that you communicate with people anymore. This isn't what people look to. And it's not valuable, especially the way that they're doing it. Yeah. It also matters. It matters what your motive is. And the Newsome thing is interesting because Newsome thinks that the opposite Newsome is so power hungry and he's slippery enough where he tries to use the right's weight to generate power on the left, like a physics equation. He is he's Luciferian. Okay. I want to tell you about public square. 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So if there's something that we need for the family, if there's something that we want to get, if something she wants to send as a birthday present, whatever it is, we've got family overseas, et cetera, that you can just go to public square, find out exactly what you're looking for, throw it in. And you know, you have the piece of it. It really is peace of mind. Because for us, you know, being in the mind's eye as we are being in the media eye, being, you know, list after list these days, you know, we want to make sure that the good guys win and the bad guys lose. And public square is a super easy way for anyone to just with one click, be able to do that. Public S Q.com. Check it out right now. Okay. Topic number two, shall we shoot looters after a Philly police officer had charges dismissed for the fatal shooting of Eddie is Aria. You're Rosie. You're sorry. I think it would have took me five years. All right. I would have done five tries and got it wrong every time. Philadelphia exploded in America's worst spasm of looting and rioting sense. Floyd Palooza all caught on camera. More than 50 people were arrested, prompting a debate within the Charlie Kirk team. What's the best response to looting? Do we arrest them and hope left wing prosecutors do their job? Or is it okay to shoot looters? Let me be very clear. I think that if you own the store, it's okay to shoot the looter, but the police officers should not shoot looters. Blake, do you disagree? I mean, I think it's worth like zooming out of it. We used to have an idea like the fleeing felon rule, like a felon who is fleeing from the police, like they can use force to detain him and it can include shooting them because, you know, felons are dangerous. Obviously, they can be dangerous to the public because they can be violent people on the run and all of that. But I think it is worth considering this just because we have to remember like what looting really is. It is like the breakdown of civilization. It is the assault on civilization. And when you let it happen, it flourishes. And we've seen the ramifications for that, which is when you let civilization break down, a ton of people die. A decade ago, Washington DC had 88 murders. It's already past 200 this year. It could hit 250 by the end of the year. So that's literally more than 100 people who are dead, essentially because we allowed law and order to break down in DC. We allowed the norm of following the law to go away. And instead, people feel like they can rob stores. And I think if you own a store, no doubt. But are you saying, just so I'm clear, police officer sees a group just start opening fire? I think you could say like you could order them to stop and then like, yeah, if they don't or try to arrest them or try to arrest them. And if they keep coming, I think it would actually be like, if the thing is, is I think people dislike it because they have the idea. This means you shoot a thousand people, but you don't. You really have to shoot basically one or two. So this actually is something that the Mayor Daley senior in one sec, senior did. There were Chicago race riots, right? And I'm not supporting nor am I, you know, rejecting this. It's a fact. And growing up in Chicago, it was well known. He said, look, you shoot a couple of them, they all go home. Jack, where do you come on this? Yeah, I mean, I would say there's, there's also a middle ground. This is a great example. This is a great example of a place where we can employ pepper balls, which are essentially, it's sort of a cross between a paintball gun and pepper spray, where you could just, you shoot these things in the crowd. They're non-lethal and they will cause the, they will cause looting to stop immediately. They will force this, this crowd to disperse. And, and it's able to be done at a projectile distance. So you don't have to have the officer get in a situation where they themselves might be the become the, the target of a mob like this. And that's, that's one of the dangers where I'm in agreement with Blake, because we have to understand that every shoplifting, they say, Oh, what's the victimless crime? It's a victimless crime, right? But what if you try to intervene? What if you try to stop them? What if you try to do something about it? Now, all of a sudden that entire crowd turns on you. Now it is an attempted murder. We saw this with the 7-Eleven situation. Now it is a situation where they might want to actually turn on you. They, this crowd, that many people that could beat you to death. There's only two or three cops involved. So yeah, I think there should be something involved. And I think the pepper balls, and there's various other implements like this as well, grenades, there's sonic devices, sound emitters, et cetera, that can be employed. But then, you know, at the point, I guess where I would say, yeah, fire hose. But if you want to come in and say, then if you're threatening the police, like this guy at Azaria with when he, you know, when he pulled a weapon on the police, if they had pulled him over, like I, at that point, yeah, go ahead. It's just, I think we, I think it's actually beneficial to society for there to be the understanding that if you are committing a violent crime, and I would say looting is a violent crime, like this carries the risk of death with it. And that is a good check on people who will destroy civilization. And like, that's all we have. Like it is a very thin line between civilization and barbarism, as we saw in 2020.
A highlight from BCB127_AMERICAN HODL: Wisdom For Surviving The Bear
"All of your well -laid plans are going to be put to rest by the Bitcoin market. You know, I was very confident we were going to over 100k, I think a lot of people were. Then we didn't. And then I was equally confident, I was like, well, if the top wasn't as high, then maybe the bottom won't be as low. And then I was like, probably 30k, the bottom would be like 30k. And then it was, it was faster to 16. And that really shook a lot of people out, man. I mean, it was brutal. I knew people personally who were getting faken. Most people were just totally inconsolable. They're addicted to their fear. Fear like gets real close to you and it talks in your ear and it convinces you that it's correct. You've got to just push past that and you just you can't give in to fear. This is the Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast, a show where Average Joe firefighters explore the most important monetary technology of the 21st century. We talk Bitcoin, we talk finance and we talk shit. Ladies and gentlemen, this is it. This is what you have been patiently waiting for. The inevitable, our run in with the legendary American Hodl. We hate to tug him off so obviously, but he was built to hang out on our show. Hodl would be equally comfortable for an 8 a .m. coffee hour at the firehouse as he would be philosophizing with the likes of Breedlove. We hope we evoked both of those extremes. Hodl has been in this game for a long time. He is a proper Bitcoin OG. This gives him the rare perspective of having been in the midst of his third bear market. Even when you have three under your belt, they are not easy. We talk about everything from raising kids to overcoming your fear of being penniless and destitute because you put all your money in Bitcoin. Fear and greed run markets, and if you aren't careful, they can run your life. Understand your psychology. As Socrates said, to know thyself is the beginning of wisdom. We can't argue with Socrates, but we can say that the beginning of wisdom is getting your Bitcoin off of exchanges. The best way to make that happen is by grabbing yourself a cold card Mark 4 and punching your seed keys into a seed plate. We cannot impart how important this is. All of your research, all of your understanding, all of your effort to obtain Bitcoin means absolutely nothing if the exchange you left your Bitcoin on goes belly up and shits the bed. So get those coins off of exchanges and into the most reliable, most secure place possible, the cold card. And if you want to get frisky, check out the new Q1 and its expanded capabilities above and beyond the cold card Mark 4. Before we start, we have some coupon codes to share. If you would like to attend Bitcoin Amsterdam or Bitcoin 2024 in Nashville, get 10 % off tickets to either event with code BCB. Now, relax, enjoy this rip with American hodl. That's a stack of kids, my friend. Four in the litter. How are you holding up? This is only like a few weeks ago, right? It's it's good, man. I love having kids. Kids are the best. I I think parents like to complain about having kids, but like I do with the you know, it's like there's this George Peterson quote, which is like if you weren't going to have kids, like what the fuck would you be doing? That's so special. Like most of us are. Yeah. Yeah. It's not like I'm going to be inventing, you know, a new a new like equation for quantum field theory or something like I'm not doing any of that. So like, yeah, string theory is just a bit above our heads as well, you know? Right, exactly. So hanging out with the kids and, you know, playing Uno or goofing around is like, that's where I'm at. That's my song, right? The other thing you are, but I think of my kids just went back to school. So now I have like full days with nothing to do, but what I want to do. And you start to realize, like, what do people without kids in their thirties and forties do? There's just, oh, yeah, exactly. Yeah. You basically just get drunk in different locations. You're like, yeah, I went to Dublin and I got drunk and then I went to Istanbul and I got drunk and then I went to Rio de Ignar and I got drunk and you're like, okay, that's I didn't get drunk here. I got beer here, you know? Uh, yeah, people, people end up and I don't want to shit in the mouth of, of non parents here right off the bat, but fuck it. Let's do it. Everybody should have kids. It's well worth it. And I think at least based on my circle, most people I see that don't end up having children really, really wish they did. They get into their late thirties, forties and fifties and they realize, oh, I see what this whole thing's about. Um, highly recommend it. Get out there. Fuck everybody. Start fucking, start reproducing. Let's expand the species. Let's get more Bitcoiners. Yeah. Listen, if you don't have a, if you don't have kids, I consider you weak hands, you know, cause there's no one to get a huddle after your debt. So what you only got like max, you know, 40, 50 years of huddling there. All right. Like we need to extend that out. Seven generation thinking like my boy, Marty bent says, you know, I listened to you with, uh, the, your most recent chat with Peter and Peter was spending some time saying like, I love smart huddle. I like the glasses. I like the refined civilized huddle and Josh were like, Josh and I were like, fuck that shit. We want total huddle. If you don't deliver that today, you fucked up. Cause we need you fully unleashed my friend. All right. I mean, I'll do my best. Let's see what I got. Firehouse humor. Yeah. Oh yeah. I think you'd fit right into the firehouse based on some of the stuff I've heard you, uh, spew over the, over the years, I think you'd fit right in, especially coffee hour, eight o 'clock in the morning, just a bunch of degenerates. I don't know if you guys have seen the new Shane Gillis stand up on Netflix, but that's like my barometer for humor. Just like extremely immature playground humor, the way we used to talk to each other, you know, third grade. Yeah, exactly. Those are sort of litmus tests for like how far you can go culturally. You're like, Oh, we weren't allowed to say that 10 years ago. He just went that far in that, in that Netflix special. I guess that's the, that's the tip of the spear for how far we can go. Chappelle broke some boundary. A lot of people have broken boundaries on Netflix in the last, comedy in general has been regressive over the last 10 or 15 years. Like every, so many things have been taboo to say, especially for comedians, which really ruins comedians and only like Dave Chappelle can get away with it and a few others, but comedy has really been shit on in the last 10 years. I think the left went too far and they canceled basically too many people and you can't cancel everybody because then now you just have like half the country that's canceled. Right. And so, you know, all the canceled people, it's not like you killed them. Like they're still alive and they're just like, you know what? I don't give a shit about being canceled. And that's like where everybody's at nowadays. And so I am starting to see, like, I think the, you know, canceled culture has peaked and now we're on the other side of canceled culture. And there's a bunch, bunch of people who basically realize like, if you don't cancel yourself, nobody can really cancel you. You just, you just choose not to give a shit about it. I think it was actually Trump that taught everybody that maneuver. Right. Which is like, you know, whatever, I don't care, whatever you say about me, I don't give a fuck, you know, whatever. Uh, and you know, he's just going to, he's just going to keep going out there and calling you stormy horse face Daniels or whatever. He doesn't keep a shit. And you can be like, you know, you were the worst president ever. He'd be like, that's false. That was the best, best president. So you just don't let any of it get in there. You just go, no, he broke a ton of clown barriers. Trump did. He was masterful with the way he could do that. And if that guy had one characteristic that I admire, it's his ability to spin move out of any accusation by calling the other person, an ingenious nickname that stuck, like just nailed it every single time nickname ever. I think it was low energy Jeb. Who comes up with low energy Jeb. And then you would look at him and you'd be like, man, he is really low energy. Yeah, these things work a cup of coffee, you know, shortcut narratives are really effective. Speaking of presidents, you guys see Biden the other day and it was a yesterday in Vietnam. He literally got hooked off the stage because he started mumbling nonsense about something that was far off of what they were talking about. They turned his mic off while he was talking and he kept talking. And then they had an announcer get on and basically say, oh, you're done here, Mr. President, get, they got the hook out and they pulled him off stage. It was like, watch, watch this clip. Yeah, it was, it was insane. Shepherd came out. It was full blown, like, all right, get this fucking guy out of here before he makes us look even dumber. Unbelievable. You know, in a nation of 360 some odd million Americans, I think many of us are very intelligent. Uh, the last two presidents have been kind of, you know, not up to snuff, right? Like where are our good people, you know, like, yeah, we're not sending our best anymore, unfortunately. It is comical, but it's also downright embarrassing because, and I've heard enough out of you to know that you'll agree with this, I'm still very proud to be an American, I think there's a lot of wonderful things that this, this country stands for and imbues and, and it's done and it's, it's a downhill slope right now on both sides. And I just laugh at, I mean, obviously like most Bitcoiners and Josh and I are aligned on this, I just, both sides are in full blown, full frontal clown mode and, and anybody that's latching onto either candidate at this point, I almost lose respect for it. It's like, how can you take either of these guys seriously? But we need to dig out of that. Like that, that needs to be fixed to your point. That's not something that that's healthy for the average American citizen to just be resigned to the fact that the leader of the entire nation is a complete idiot, we need to dig out of that and hopefully reverse that trend. Well, you know, in general, I lean conservative usually, but I actually have been, uh, you know, found myself very intrigued by Robert F Kennedy Jr. And it's not just because he's a Bitcoiner, but I think he really has the discourse into the Overton window, right? Like by basically being like, why am I not, I'm a Democrat my whole life. My father was, you know, a president, a Senator, a presidential candidate. My uncle was killed. He was one of the most popular democratic presidents of all time. Why am I not allowed to say this? Why am I not allowed to have opinions or questions? And yet in America, I feel like anytime we lose our foundational principle, which is, you know, free speech, anytime we're losing that we're losing our soul as a almost anything you want without significant repercussions, that's, that's just how things are. Like, obviously if you say something that's very racist or hateful or homicidal or genocidal or something, then people are going to be, they're gonna have a lot of feelings about it, but there's very little speech. That's actually illegal speech, right? And we should be able to, yeah, just get together in a room and discuss things as Americans. That's a very rare thing. Like that's, that's not something that you find in almost any other culture on earth. You know, I was talking to Peter McCormick McCormick about this, but like the British sarcastic, dry humor that they're all known for that is because they don't have free speech. So they have to be sarcastic. That's never occurred to me before that either. Right. They have a shield to hide behind and they can be like, Oh, come on, mate. I was just taking the piss. Whereas we as Americans can just say what the fuck we actually think, which is a more effective system. They, they have to, I mean, I'm glad it happened because I love British humor. Yeah. They have to show a side boob. They can't go full frontal. You know what I mean? Exactly. Gentlemen. I'm sure you guys will both agree with this point as well. So we've got these clown puppet leaders that we're, we're just accosted with every four years and have to deal with the shit sandwich or the giant douche. And we've got to pick between the two of them. But then there's also like every time there's like, I mean, I'd say most times there's a new law, some new bullshit with COVID that happened in the last couple of years, I'm stunned by the stupidity and heavy handedness, which a lot of this stuff comes down. And it's like, it's like, I'm disappointed by how bad these takes can be and how bad these real changes are and how overbearing a lot of this has been, especially in the last few years. But it seems like every time a new law is, is instantiated, it's just feels wrong on its face. And I feel like people are so numbed to it at this point that they just say, they just expect it to be the wrong thing instead of what we would prefer to have. Or I think people from our circles would prefer to have at least. What are your thoughts on that? About how there's just like this numbness about how these people operate. Well, there's, you know, we're recording this on nine 11 and one of the reasons I wanted to record with you guys, cause you're both firefighters and I think not, you know, we're all around the same age. Nine 11 was the seminal moment of our young lives. And obviously like certainly had an effect on both of you, I'm sure. And I'd love to hear your stories about that. Um, but you know, to me, I'm, I'm, I have a good, I have a great memory. That's it's a gift and a curse. And one of the things that, uh, I remember is the world pre nine 11. I remember what it was like, and we're now living in an entirely different world. That's not better. It's a worst world. You know, we have an, a heightened security state, a heightened surveillance state. I mean, you used to be able to just, you know, what is TSA really accomplished? Like, did they prevent any new, uh, atrocities? I don't think they did because one guy tried to bomb a shoe bomber shoes, and now we are going to take off my, I got to take off my fucking band, slip -ons every time, you know what I mean? And your belt crying shame. Yeah. Yeah. Fucking shoe bomber. I mean, it is, it is like, we appreciate you bringing that up. It is, uh, in the fire service, it's, it's the day of the year. Um, and it, it's been said for a couple of decades now, never forget. But I feel like the fire service, Josh has done a pretty good job of not forgetting. Like you still see it on a lot of fire trucks. Every single firehouse around the country is honoring it today. There's a moment of silence that comes over dispatch. There's events that happen every year and yeah, I don't know. This is just a complete sidebar on nine 11, but it was fucking insane. Fucking insane. I was in sixth grade. I remember where I was as everyone does. Um, and wasn't fully able to appreciate the magnitude, but as the years have gone watching back in the documentaries and thinking through just like from our vantage point, um, I, Josh, we've talked about this before with our career. Like there is a degree of submission to risk. It doesn't happen very often. We don't want to overplay the hero card here. And the vast majority of our job where paramedics, we rotate ambulance to fire truck, but when this shit happens, it's real. And you've kind of sworn an oath to not have a choice, but to go into that, if that happens in your career, that second story bedroom to risk your life for a kid or whatever, all those men and women that went into that building, obviously hindsight's 2020, but if we worked in New York at that time and, and had the badge on, we would have had, we would have done the exact same thing. So, um, yeah, the heroism that existed by I agree, like to, to get, to get back off the nine 11 is just like, what, how has the world improved in any way, shape or form since then? And it has not in many ways, it's devolved in the opposite direction and we need new currents that flow the opposite way that, that get us back to a lot of American ideals, which is part of what we've latched onto the most about what you've said. And spoken into this community. Totally. We see, uh, so the Patriot act was instantiated right afterwards, which took away a whole, it added surveillance, took away a whole bunch of fundamental rights. And it was supposed to be sunsetted. I don't remember if it was five or 10 years after nine 11, but they extended it and they've continued to extend it since then. It's again, back to what we were just talking about. Like these, it's almost like a peg in, they get a foothold in and the politicians never relinquish any power whatsoever. It's always another step up. Another squeezing of, of the populace. They peg a shit coin into, into American ideals, kind of like potentially pegging shit coins into Bitcoin with drive chains. I don't know. Maybe we ended up today. Smooth transition there. I can't think of a worse way to honor all of the brave guys, you know, who ran into the towers when they were on fire. Then what we've done in the aftermath of nine 11, you know, I just can't think of a worse world. I saw it. I saw an Instagram post that actually made me pretty emotional. It was a, you know, young, pretty girl. She's probably in her like late twenties now. And she went to visit the Memorial cause her father was FDNY and he ran into the building. He ran into tower two and he collapsed on him and she grew up her whole life without her father. Right. And he made the ultimate sacrifice. And that's something that you guys have to, you know, that's an interesting conversation actually like around risk.
A highlight from Who Is Worse? Blackrock Or The Catholic Church (Biggest Money Cartel In History)
"Are you ready to wage a war without end against you? Are you ready to wage that war armed with nothing but bottomless poverty? I didn't think so. In that case, stop talking bullshit. And get yourself some shoes, because the air in here is unbreathable. Money corrupts, and that's not news. Today, it's Black Rock, Vanguard, and State Street. But not too long ago, there's an entity that held even more power than those multinational conglomerates. We're going to take a step back in time to the Catholic Church of the Renaissance and learn how it basically controlled everything it touched and how the game has stayed pretty much the same through the 21st century. We may just find similarities to how banks, hedge funds, and the uber wealthy elite wield political power today. Let's get it. Now, before you get your commenting fingers twitching about how I'm being mean to Catholics, know that I'm just talking about a political institution 500 years ago. I'm not talking about Catholicism as a religious practice or the church today. You do you when it comes to religion. This is America. Okay, now let's get back to the Renaissance. One big similarity the old school church has with our tradfi overlords is the emphasis on secrecy. Both institutions are shrouded in mystery. No one really knows their entire net worth or their intentions. Well, other than maintaining the status quo so they can rake in as much money as possible, both the Catholic Church and the banks have covered up scandal and corruption time after time so they can continue business as usual. Back in Da Vinci's time, there are all sorts of rumors of popes and other church officials not exactly keeping up with the Christian morals they were preaching. There is abuses of all kinds, incest, orgies, mistresses, bribery. We're not even talking about the polycule. You name the sin, the Renaissance popes were probably doing it. There is even a pope who supposedly drank children's blood. And that same corruption seems to be rampant within the banks and hedge funds in modern times. JP Morgan was found to be handling the payments between Epstein and the people he was trafficking with. In fact, the number of billionaires with connections to Epstein are startling. What were you doing on the island? And we'd probably hear more about similar corruption and scandals within Black Rock, Vanguard and State Street if they didn't own basically every news organization in the US. But we'll get to that a bit later. For now, the big boys just pay a lot of fines for doing bad things. And that brings us to the first tool you need if you want to control everything. Here's a hint. It's all about the money. Have you ever heard the phrase, money is power? Well, I'm pretty sure the Renaissance Church invented that concept. Most economists reckon the wealth of the modern day Catholic Church is actually immeasurable due to all the priceless artwork, artifacts and the money laundering going on. And the reported $30 billion net worth is still high despite countries going through a Protestant Reformation during the Renaissance and subsequently reclaiming church lands. So just imagine how much land and property the church owned back when Catholicism was the only thing on the Christian menu. Although it's really hard to know for sure just how much cash the pope was raking in during the Renaissance, economists estimate it would be a little over $40 million annually in today's terms. And remember, this income doesn't include the land or artwork they're receiving as gifts or claiming by force. This gave the pope the kind of capital countries are usually playing with. And thus, the church had the same power as monarchs. Some would argue even more. And folks, we may have ditched the funny tights and corsets or maybe you have, but we have the same kind of issue today. Vanguard, Black Creek and State Street manage almost $20 trillion, which is almost more than the U .S.'s GDP. And not only do they control more wealth than most countries in the world, those hedge funds are also managing wealth for countries, which creates a vicious, incestual cycle of corruption. Back in 2016, Forbes reported that the wealth gap is worse today than it was in the Middle Ages. And that's not very hard to believe when we know the top 1 % holds 15 times more wealth than the bottom 50 % of America. And during the COVID lockdown, the 10 richest billionaires doubled their fortunes, while 160 million people fell into poverty. So how did both the uber wealthy of the modern day and the ancient Catholic Church amass this kind of wealth? Well, the church had millions of people tithing 10 % of their income. Doesn't this sound a bit like the interest we pay banks on loans and banking fees? And 10 % is nothing in comparison to the types of interest we pay just to exist in the modern world. The highest credit card is over 30%, and most of us are paying somewhere in the 20s. And because the Fed is raising rates, other borrowing is getting more expensive, too. Student loan rates have increased, and taking out a loan to buy a home is nearly impossible these days because rates have almost tripled. mortgage rates haven't been above 6 % since the housing crisis in 2008. And yet, somehow, it's only us plebs who are paying these kinds of rates to borrow money. The corporations like BlackRock and JP Morgan take out loans with nearly 0 % interest. In fact, the wealthier you are, the less banks deem you as a risk. So you get the best rates. But in reality, this turns into a vicious cycle where the hyper wealthy hoard more money and the poor can't afford to borrow. Right now, the average interest for a personal loan is between 6 % and 36%, where the average interest for businesses is 2 % to 13%. Interest is leveraged against the average American the same way the Catholic Church used to leverage Ursary Usury is the practice of charging interest, and it used to be the biggest sin you could commit. But the church got creative with how it weaponized usury. It didn't go after wealthy banking families like the Medicis, who supplied the church with gifts and managed church money for free. The church conveniently cracked down on the practice so that the lower classes wouldn't have access to the extra capital that would give them the opportunity for upward mobility. It's wild how the past is so similar to our present. Why do you think day traders and TradFi have to keep at least $25 ,000 in their accounts? Supposedly, it's to protect the poor from the volatility of the market. But the way I see it, it's just another method of keeping smart people from changing their economic circumstances. And who do you think pressured the SEC to create that law in the first place? I'm willing to bet it was a giant money manager like State Street, Vanguard and BlackRock. They would like to have a monopoly on trading and hand all of us regular Joes a measly little 0 .01 % or whatever the bank interest is these days. I say no. And I want more than a toaster. And speaking of monopolies, the Catholic Church had a monopoly on salvation during the Renaissance, so people couldn't exactly go around negotiating that 10 % tithing rule or what exactly counted as a sin. It's really similar to how we can't really negotiate modern prices in this supposedly free market. The monopoly aspect is something the church and our wealthiest modern day corporations have in common. Look at the bank failures recently. Despite Jamie Dimon claiming the smaller banks are good for our financial ecosystem, Chase was very quick to gobble up the banks that went under. If we weren't there already, we're scarily close to a bank monopoly. Another way the Catholic Church made money was selling indulgences to rid the nobility of their sins. The Renaissance nobility were up to some shady things too and needed to be seen as moral so they could stay in power. The most corrupt nobles could buy a spot in heaven by donating land or commissioning artwork. Doesn't this feel a lot like government subsidies and contracts for major corporations? Hey, you want to look like you support green energy? Give Elon Musk millions to play with. Oh sure, Blackstone, we'll subsidize your billion dollar debt with taxpayer money because it makes us look like we're stimulating the economy. No problem. Another modern means of absolution is corporations using carbon credits to pay off their climate sins. This is how companies like Exxon have a higher ESG score than Tesla. They know who's palm to grease. Another great way to amass incomparable wealth is to be able to claim yourself as tax -free. If you can pull that off, it's an amazing feat. Just ask the NFL. Throughout history, the Catholic Church found ways to skirt taxation by the state and that practice is alive and well today. Do you think Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are paying income taxes? I hate taxes. You hate taxes. We all hate taxes. But in our current society, we pay them. And it's a little more than unfair that the wealthiest among us are acting like they're tax exempt. Both the mega wealthy and the Catholic Church of the Renaissance controlled education and access to information. So kind of like mind control. The church kept their religious texts in Latin to keep the masses from being able to access it themselves. We already talked about how they also chose a lot of their sins to maintain the status quo in social hierarchy. It's a sin if you don't hit the like button. Similarly, corporate lobbyists have forced the government to slash education funding. That combined with other factors have made tuition exorbitantly high. We already talked about the student loan issue. Most people can't even afford college anymore. And if you take your education into your own hands by trying to stay up to date on news and media, you'll quickly realize almost every media company is owned by major corporations who have BlackRock and Vanguard as their primary investors. So you can't always trust what they're telling you because they have an agenda to stay in power. That's why it's hard to find information on the full extent of the corruption of the likes of BlackRock and Vanguard. I'm sure many reporters have pitched stories that have been shut down by the shady higher -ups. But here at BitBoy Crypto, we're proud to bring you the content that can't be bought by dark Wall Street money. Finally, that brings us to the third way the church and finance sectors control the world. It's not what you know, but who you know. And you know me. And I know you know that I know you. Political wheeling and dealing. And if that doesn't work, position your family members in places of power. Every royal court and government had pupil ambassadors that would ride back and forth through the Vatican and other church lands negotiating with church officials. That sounds a lot like a very early version of a lobbyist to me. And because as the head of the church, the pope had immense power, he was able to recommend marriages, which usually involved installing a member of his family at a high position. Pope Alexander VI married his daughter, Lucretia Borgia, off three different times. He simply annulled her first marriage when her husband was no longer politically advantageous and the Borgias may or may not have been responsible for murdering Lucretia's second husband. Pope Clement VII married one of his family members, Catherine de Medici, to the future king of France, which was a helpful political alliance during a time fraught with Protestant uprisings. This should all sound very familiar because the majority of our politicians, no matter the political party, have familial or social ties to banks, hedge funds, and the uber wealthy elite. There are so many examples of this, we can't list them all, but here are a few to sink your teeth into. George W. Bush had an uncle who provided discreet banking services for people in Washington, DC, and his brother Jeb also worked in banking before politics. Then you have the Clintons, whose son -in -law is an investor at a Texas private equity firm. Trump is friends with all sorts of sketchy billionaires across the globe. And look at Jared Kushner. And then you have Biden, whose son Hunter has been a hedge fund principal, venture capitalist, private equity fund investor, and painter. And now we have even more of Jamie Dimon's shenanigans. He doesn't have enough power running the largest bank of America. He's thinking of going into politics? And remember, guys, political corruption is like an iceberg. The evidence we have is just the tip due to how good they are at covering their tracks. And the Renaissance pope's habit of just making princes is exactly what our financial overlords do today. Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne the Holy Roman Emperor out of nowhere, and Pope Alexander VI made one of the sons he had with his official mistress, a prince who supposedly inspired Machiavelli's The Prince. I don't think he inspired the artist, though. BlackRock and the likes are making princes, too. This is where we get into the modern day campaign financing, where it costs millions to be democratically elected prince. In 2016, only 158 families controlled 50 % of campaign financing. Our biggest banks spend millions on campaign financing for Republicans and Democrats every year, and that's just the money they actually report. There's a bigger, more illicit pool of dark money that controls politics. And if you think they're spending billions on these politicians just to be nice, think again. Nobody spends something for nothing. Billionaire Bernard Schwartz is quoted as saying, I don't ask politicians to do what I say. I want them to hear me when I have a problem. And according to Vanity Fair, BlackRock's CEO Larry Fink loved to go around saying that he told Washington what to do. Doesn't all this sound a bit like the Catholic Church saying, Well, you technically can do what you want, but if you don't do what I say, your soul will spend eternity in a very hot, not -so -nice place. You don't want to know where that poker goes. And now we get to number four on our list. It is better to be feared than to be loved. Also known as scare tactics. If the immense wealth, information control, and political corruption wasn't enough to scare the living daylights out of you, the Renaissance Catholic Church took it to a whole other level. The way the church portrayed hell through artwork and story was absolutely terrifying. Of course you're going to do whatever the Pope says to save yourself from eternal damnation. And the banks and hedge funds do this too. Make sure you have an IRA because if you aren't getting our measly 5 % every year, how will you possibly be able to retire? Don't worry, that number barely covers inflation on a good year. And if you don't buy things with credit cards or open a car loan and pay his interest, you won't have credit to buy a house later. And finally, this one's my favorite, guys. If you don't bail us out, the entire world will explode. We're too big to fail. And now we get to the final element you will need to succeed at controlling everything. Drum roll, please. Military power. Plato said, All wars are fought for the sake of getting money. And folks, he was probably right. The Pope would also deem certain wars holy and approve military actions. When Henry VIII left the church, the Pope excommunicated him and told his people that rising up against him was holy because he'd gone against God. Pope Alexander VI issued the Enter Saterra, which authorized Spain and Portugal to colonize, convert and enslave the Americas. And sometimes the Pope would even command armies himself. Did you know the Pope raised and commanded the army that was responsible for the Crusades? So I guess that we can be thankful that the hedge funds and banks haven't started raising their own armies. But then again, why would they when they have the entire government under their thumb and they could spend the free time bathing in gold? Today, massive corporate institutions lobby in favor of warfare because it benefits them financially. Corporations have made billions from the war in Ukraine and the Iraq war was conceived to financially benefit oil companies and their investors. Just look how much BlackRock has invested in military weapons. $56 .74 billion. And you can't tell me they don't have a financial interest in the military industrial complex. That was a lot of info, guys. And I'm impressed you stuck with us for this trip down History Lane. I don't want to leave you on a gloom and doom note, however. Here's the bright side, folks. The Protestant Reformation did come as a reaction to the Catholic Church's corruption and power. And hundreds of years later, the church is still powerful. Nowhere near as powerful as they were during the Renaissance. We have the same opportunity to throw off the yoke of the banks and hedge funds that control our current financial system and government. That's where crypto comes in. No matter how much they try to manipulate the market, they can't control our gains, especially when we think long term. Do your research. Find out who the biggest investors are in the companies you buy from and patronize smaller businesses. Take your business or credit unions instead of feeding the pockets of the giant banks. Really question what politicians are telling you and push for campaign finance reform. This is a potential future where we all are free. That's all I have for you guys. DZ out.
A Field of Former Hotshot Governors in Republican Primaries
"I live here and I really think the performance last night did not showcase his best assets people of of course the Santa supports I get it if firing bombs my oh you're a Trump cultist or whatever bro I can't I mean like I'm I can't I'm not gonna argue with you it's clearly beyond arguing with I'm genuinely trying to help our guys and even your guys my governor be a better candidate I think Donald Trump's gonna win I think he's gonna win but I don't want to see Donald Trump you want me to be honest folks I don't want to see Donald Trump turn into Tim Pawlenty I mean John DeSantis or Scott Walker or Jeb Bush the former presidential candidate field of hotshot governors is just littered like a junkyard full of cars when you lose and lose bad folks it's over it is over I hate to bring it up but Scott Walker was once considered the next big thing the governor of Wisconsin I got to tell you I knew it'd I mean Scott Walker would be fine he's still a conservative and a very nice guy I'm not insulting him but when was I doing you know shows and there were pitch decks coming over to get him but by getting booked this is the kind of guy you never get on TV because he was so popular when you guys when these guys flame out they flame out bad I just want everybody to keep in mind the enemy here is the far left anti -american communist Democrats the enemy's not for vague it's not the Santas and it ain't Trump I promise you you may think it is and I'm saying I bring it up because I'm seeing a whole bunch of Twitter and true social traffic now on truth I'm seeing a lot of I would never support the Santas views a nominee and on Twitter I'm seeing it I would never
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"Should be in this profession, six months, six years, you know, God forbid 26 years and still not know what you're going to do when you hear the word no. So you have to get prepared. And if you get prepared, you're going to be great at this. There you go. I'm going to, I'm going to paraphrase what Richard just said. Winging it is stupid. So get prepared. Awesome. Well, so glad to be able to spend some time with you today. And I want to hold this book up one more time for everybody. Cause you got to go buy this book. It is called when they say no, it's fantastic. It's awesome. Go get it. And if you don't have go for no, get that to read them both together. And after 20 years, it is a book that holds up very, very well. It's almost brand new. Every time I read it, it's awesome. Uh, Richard and Andrea, tell us how people can come find you, learn about you, get information, get you to come in for a keynote. We're well branded. Nobody owns no job. So go for no .com. They can find us there. Uh, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, go for no. We are there. Awesome. Lots of motivation, lots of motivation, no innovation. Very good. Awesome. Well, thank you for joining me on the sales gravy podcast and folks, before you take off, make sure you go to sales gravy university and check out all of the amazing courses that we have from top experts around the world, including me, by the way, I've got a brand new course. It's going up today called the five elements of effective sales presentations. You can go take your very first course for free using the code free course. When you go to learn dot sales gravy dot com that's learn dot sales gravy dot com. I'll see you next time on the sales gravy podcast.
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"We've got go for no for 20 years. We need to write a follow -up to give people some tools. And so that's really what this is. It's like what, you know, it's great to tell people to put yourself out there and be willing to get those nos. And now I think this will give people a lot of hopefully confidence and courage because that's, you know, that's so much of this is the more you do these things and the more you see, I think we, one of our things is if you get a no, you won't die. The more you recognize that to be true. And even Mark Hunter, I think we have a quote from Mark Hunter in there about that, that you, that nobody has ever died from getting a no, no children or animals are harmed. And, and so you just have to do it. You just have to have that courage and confidence. Yeah. And I'll, I'll wrap up by I'll just wrap up by saying our good friend and long -term sales trainer, Joel Weldon said to us one day he said, you know, you don't get paid for the yeses. You get paid for the nos. He said, if everybody said yes, salespeople, wouldn't be the highest profession, highest paid profession in the world. You know, we get paid for the nos. And I think that's a really profound statement. And I think what our book is designed to do is to have you understand that no is a part of the process. Nos are going to happen. And if you're going to be a professional sales person, you also have to be a good boy scout or a good girl scout. You have to be prepared. You have to be prepared and you have to understand nos are going to come. You can't get flat footed. You're not going to be perfect at it when you start. But there's no reason that you should be in this profession, six months, six years, you know, God forbid 26 years and still not know what you're going to do when you hear the word no.
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"Yeah, totally agree. And I think the other thing is, I can't remember if we put this in the book. I think so, but the mindset job is kind of like a you know, play to win mindset versus playing not to lose. And this is a go for no mindset, which is walk in with a, again, not an expectation, but an understanding that, you know, this is this is a long term thing. You don't walk in with a, okay, this has to be a yes today and I've got to get this deal or else, because then you are just playing not to lose. And every red herring will throw you, you'll get worried, you'll get panicked, you'll lose your confidence. And so there's gotta be a level of detachment of, you know, where you are not so emotionally invested that you allow those things to throw you. And so it's kind of see, seeing that as the longterm play to win mindset is really what we're talking about. And I think that's why it matters so much that you are clear on your objective before you go into a sales call and you're clear on what your next step is. What's my target? The next step? What am I closing for at the end of the call? And for leaders who are listening, one of the things that I always do if I'm sitting with a rep in their car or we're sitting side by side before we're going to drop on a drop on a call, if we're in a digital sales or a virtual sales position, is I just ask them, what's the objective of the call? And what's interesting is to see how many reps say is to close the sale. I'm closing the sale day. And I go, okay, well, what stage are we in? What do we know? And that's what you need to do as a coach, like helping your salespeople. What do you know? What stage are you in? Why do you feel like right now is the time to close the deal?
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"Hi, I'm Jeb Blunt, best selling author, fanatical prospecting, objection, sales EQ, and inked. And I'm here to help you open more doors, close bigger deals, and rock your commission check. Welcome to another episode of the Sales Gravy Podcast. On this episode, I've got Richard Fenton and Andrea Wallace, who are my very favorite people in the entire world, because they write awesome books, and they're just really fun to hang out with. They get a brand new book out called When They Say No, and we're going to be talking about this. This is a follow up to their mega bestseller international global hit, like one of the biggest books ever written in sales, Go For No. If you haven't read it, you've been under a rock. But if you haven't already, go get it. Go For No. Before we get started, I want to talk to you a bit about Sales Gravy University. Sales Gravy University is where sales professionals and sales teams from all over the globe, big and small, come to learn how to sell. What's amazing about Sales Gravy University is that we have some of the best trainers in the world. People like Kendra Lee and Amy Franco and Anthony Anarino, Victor Antonio, Tony Morris. All of these experts are on Sales Gravy University distributing their wisdom to sales people from all walks of life. If you've got a team, you can come in and get a team account. If you're an individual, you can come in as an individual and learn. What makes us different is our live courses that we teach every single week. When you hop on, you have the opportunity to jump in, mastermind peer groups, hop on to virtual instructor -led training taught by our master trainers, or take on -demand courses at your own pace on any device. You can get your very first course for free. This is for people who have never taken a course on Sales Gravy. If you've never taken a course before, you can get your very first course for free by using the code freecourse when you go to learn .salesgravy .com. That's learn .salesgravy .com. Use the coupon code freecourse. Andrea Walls and Richard Fenton, let's talk about rejection. I'm going to set you up with this. I wrote a book called Fanatical Military Recruiting. Because of that, I teach military recruiters and so do my master trainers. In every single class we're in, and I have this on video, so it's amazing to watch people express this feeling, watch their face, because this is sincere. Every single class will have men and women who have been in combat, they've had people shooting at them, trying to kill them. They will tell you, I would rather have someone shoot at me than to pick up the phone and call a teenager and offer them money. Think about that. What this impresses on you is that human beings fear two things more than anything else in the world, death and rejection. It turns out, based on my own little focus group of people who have faced death right in the face, is that people fear rejection more than death. My first question for you is, why is that?
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"This is the Sales Gravy Podcast. Hi, I'm Jeb Blunt, best selling author, fanatical prospecting, objection, sales EQ, and inked, and I'm here to help you open more doors, close bigger deals, and rock your commission check. Welcome back to another episode of the Sales Gravy Podcast. With me today is Will Yarbrough, who is head of sales for a company called FleaYo, and we're going to be talking about what it means to be human and be a seller in modern day society. It's going to be a fantastic conversation, and you're going to be hearing from someone who is in the trenches every day getting it done. Before we get started, I want you to go check out Sales Gravy University. Sales Gravy University is where small and scaling sales teams from across the globe come to learn how to sell. What makes us different is not only do we have over 1 ,000 of on -demand content from some of the best minds in sales, but we also teach live instructor -led courses every single week that small teams can come to and they can learn the same way that larger teams learn as they pay for the huge amounts of money for training. What we've been able to do is provide enterprise -level sales training at a fraction of the cost, and we do this through something called the Team Hop. Go check out Sales Gravy University. If you're a using the code free course, just go to learn .salesgravy .com. That's learn .salesgravy .com. Use the code free course. Take your very first course for free. Will Yarbrough, all the way from Alabama here on the Sales Gravy Podcast. I've heard through the grapevine that you're an Alabama fan. I just want to say, go dogs. We'll just call it that. That sounds good. Great to see you, Jeff. Thanks for having me on. He
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"Of this. Uh, so I'd love to get into talking about storytelling even more, because that is something I am super passionate about in, in that piece of it, but. It's time for us to wrap up and thank you so much for joining me today on this episode of the Sales Gravy podcast, Art Munen. Well, sincerely, thank you to you. I've, I've loved this conversation and our connection, uh, uh, the, the training truly was transformative and so incredibly helpful to me and my colleagues. And I appreciate, uh, all the fantastic work you're putting out there, all the fantastic content Jeb's putting out there. Uh, it's part of, uh, you know, my weekly workout regimen is listening to your podcasts. Uh, it's great. I love it. Well, we're gonna, we're gonna wrap up the show, but get, get your guitar out because, um, I'm gonna, I'll give you the cue and you could, uh, strum a couple lines near the end of this to take us out of the show. Kind of like a TV show. You take us, take us out, but, um, Hey everybody. Um, it was great having you here. Great that Jeb let me ambush the show. Go check out liaison international to learn more about them. Um, and, um, and you can go look up art on LinkedIn. You can find him there and make sure that you go and you check out Sales Gravy University. We've got thousands of people from all over the globe who come to Sales Gravy to learn how to sell. They learn the fundamentals and the basics and, and more. If you've never taken a course at Sales Gravy University, just go to learn .salesgravy .com. That's learn .salesgravy .com. Use the code free course and you can pick any course in the catalog. Anyone that you want, join it, check it out for yourself. Thanks again for listening and, um, art play us out. Thanks for listening to this episode of the Sales Gravy podcast.
Pres. Trump Gives Honest Response on Debt Ceiling Default
"So he's asked about the debt ceiling by the hapless Caitlyn Collins movie reviewer He's asked about the debt ceiling And he says you know you didn't think that the debt ceiling should be used as leverage when you were the president and now the Republicans are using it as leverage to get spending cut Now the answer you usually hear a more kind of Polish diplomatic answer from a Jeb Bush type politician Where they be like well you need to understand we're in an economic crisis we're in now We weren't in years ago We have fluctuating interest rates we're in an inflation crisis The times are different So you have to evolve in your approach That Trump Trump's just like that I was president then I'm not president now Check this out Country is being destroyed by stupid people By very stupid people You once said that using the debt ceiling is a negotiating wedge just could not happen You said that when you were on the falafel So why is it different now that you're out of office Because now I'm not president Now Michael why do people like that People like it because everybody knows politicians are full of you don't You can fill in the blank right Go to my podcast if you want to hear the rest okay One censored show Yeah there you go Although we don't beep it out on a podcast right Folks Barack Obama Why did you change your position on gay marriage All this other stuff Just be honest because it was politically advantageous Trump just says it Because you know what I thought I had a political advantage I was in The White House by saying the opposite Now I'm saying people are like again I thought I didn't think it was his best moment on principle alone but folks the new rules baby They're in effect You got to do what you got to do and people clap because they're like at least he's the first guy to admit when you're in politics you got to do political stuff And he didn't try to hide it
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"Spent three years kind of locked up in a way, and you and I were in the pre -show, we're talking about how much fun it is just to be back out, just meeting people in person. But we've in some ways allowed that to put barriers between us and other human beings. And then we've got the further issue of we created some bad habits when everything was red hot. And in a lot of industries, you just had more customers and you had the ability to service them. I know even in my company last March, I think about how it was last March, I remember being absolutely exhausted, there was nothing left in the tank. And there was one more company showing up and going, hey, can you help us with this? Can you help us with this? I just remember being to the point where I had to fight myself from being ungrateful for not having that many people that were showing up. And then you flip back a year later, and I go back to some of those situations and I'm thinking to myself, man, I wish I'd taken advantage of that or I wish I had that in. But we just got, in a lot of places, so many people coming to us that we forgot to be human. We forgot to do that discovery. We forgot to look deep and find out ways that we could close those gaps for them or help them solve pain. And how do you advise your team to get back to that human to human relationship? So I love the fact that you've pivoted into industries where there's opportunity, but getting back to that habit of being human, using your emotional intelligence and really connecting with other people. I think the interesting thing, and I think we've spoken about this before, is that the change in sales, because we, back in the day, sales, if you wanted information on machines, you called the sales guy, come in and bring you the brochure and run through the product's features and benefits and the rest of it.
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"So I think being strategic and targeting, measuring what you're doing is important. And I think the other thing that I would say, and I saw you sent out a note the other day, Jeb, on creative selling. And it's funny because I sent that on to one of our leaders, Pat Urian, because many, many conversations with him over the years. And he was the one that said to me, you know, the best quality a sales guy could have is creativity, is being able to think out the box a little bit and come up with creative ways to make things happen in our world. That can be all sorts of things. But for example, with the interest rates being like they are, we can be creative with the financing, we have our own in -house financing. How can we sort of get people to think about investing in capital equipment by being creative with low payments or no payments or extended terms or whatever it happens to be to be sort of entice them when they are a little bit unsure because of interest rates in our world as well. It's a great opportunity for some whether the work isn't quite as demanding as it has been, that they can take a step back and maybe look at updating old equipment or old processes. And to that end, we can talk about, okay, why don't we use this as an opportunity to take a step back, look at the big picture. This is where you are today, where do you want to be in two years, three years, five years time. Apply things for us, automation is a growth element and certainly most companies struggle to get good people even in a market that's down a little bit. So introducing automation, particularly as a little breathing space, using that to be creative to come up with a strategy and a plan, help the customer effectively build their own business plan. So I think those are the things that we put a focus on and I think particularly if there is a downturn and a lot of doom and gloom, it's more important than ever to put focus on motivation of your sales teams is to make sure your sales guys are motivated. And I think for us, one way of doing that is by continuous communication, sales meetings, one -on -one meetings. We have a monthly all sales meeting where we share success stories of, you know, this is where a certain sales guy has been successful with a nice order and this is how he created it and this is how it went. And I think keeping the motivation at a high level, really kind of particularly in a down sort of time is even more important than normal.
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"Hi, I'm Jeb Blunt, bestselling author, fanatical, prospecting, objection, sales, EQ, and inked. And I'm here to help you open more doors, close bigger deals and rock your commission check. Welcome back to another episode of the sales gravy podcast. On this episode, we're going to be focusing on what leaders need to be doing right now to keep their sales organizations focused and moving forward in the face of all the volatility that's happening in the marketplace and all the bad news and the ups and downs that are happening in the news. Now, before we get started, I want you to check out Sales Gravy University. Sales Gravy University is where sales teams from across the globe come to train and learn and hone their sales skills so that they can sell more, close more, build bigger pipelines. And right now you can check out any course on Sales Gravy University if you've never checked out one before by using the code free course. So if you've never been on Sales Gravy University before, you get your very first course for free any course you want with the code free course. And while you're there, make sure that you check out our team account or a team hub options for small and scaling sales teams. Just go to learn .salesgravy .com that's learn .salesgravy .com and use the code free course.
Looking at the Next 24 Hours for President Trump
"Course, today is indictment eve in just a few moments, Trump force one is scheduled to take off and fly to New York City, president Trump spending the night at Trump Tower and then tomorrow morning. He is expected to be arraigned there in New York City. Now, ladies and gentlemen, the question is very simple today. Do you still stand by Donald Trump? Does he still have your support? I will say this over the weekend I was very glad to see so many Republicans, including establishment Republicans like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie and others standing up and defending president Trump. Now they may not have said his name, but it doesn't matter. They're standing up for the rule of law here. And this is folks, let me tell you something. What's happening right now is a travesty. We've heard words thrown around and phrases thrown around like banana Republican third world country. And that's exactly what that's exactly what's happening here in the United States right now. Where Democrats have weaponized our judicial system to take out their political enemies. Now keep in mind, this is a case that even Alvin Bragg himself was not going to prosecute a while back. This is a case that Justice Department took a pass on. It's a case the federal elections commission took a pass on, and yet here we are. Here we are. And I suspect this is going to be the first of what will be many because president Trump's attorney says that they're going to file an immediate motion to dismiss the charges. And there's a pretty good chance that could happen. Now
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"And they're not paying cable television. They're buying something that you sell that they might buy once in a lifetime, once a year. And so guiding them is, you know, the way you do that is with questions. So you if looked at sort of the art of that, what pointers would you give in terms of guiding them via questions? So, yeah, I like the word guiding. So I use signposting. Okay. So what a lot of my clients do is that they'll preface the call saying, look, Brad, I'm going to ask you a series of questions because I want to make sure that I'm going to recommend the right solution. So can I start by asking? And then they'll start taking them through the journey. And I think if you imagine a sales call going north from down to south, right? We know the prospect's going to take you off piece. That's normal. Most salespeople will answer that question and then they'll skip a few bits and they don't get the ideal outcome. A professional will go off piece, deal with it, deflect it, and then go back to exactly the same point they were on that journey. And then it's a case of asking those really clever questions but listening is absolutely critical. And then we take that prospect down our journey because ultimately every call, every scenario should be different information, but a similar path. And as you said, we're in control of where we take them is our job to lead, educate, and take them down our process. You've talked about listening several times today and the best questions in the world are terrible if you don't hear the answers. Absolutely. What guidance would you have for someone who struggles to be a good listener? That's a really good question. I think it's a combination of things. So one, three things I always think about is I call it the replay question.
Caller: After Voting for Trump Twice, I Will Never Vote for Him Again
"Did to the scientists who still hasn't declared that he's running with calling him Ron to sink pneumonias and Rhonda sanctimony. Tiny D I'm sorry. They called him tiny D two. I can't even tell you. What I think. And I voted for Trump twice. And after he put out Trump put out that pedophile thing and Ron DeSantis, I lost all faith in Trump. I'll never vote for him again. And so in that vein, I don't think Trump deserves this, but it's the net vein. How can anybody blame Donald Trump or blame Ron DeSantis for not supporting Donald Trump after what Trump has done to the status? Trump is not messing around with people like Jeb Bush and Carly fiorina this time. He's got serious people. Potentially going to run against them. And I don't know if I understood you correct. Did you say something about you didn't notice why Ted Cruz wasn't supporting Donald Trump or did he come out and support Donald Trump? No, no, no. Back when this was back in 2016, I was giving an illustration here. That if I had been Ted Cruz, and if you remember, that was very ugly. And Trump went after his father, went after Cruz's father and the guy's wife, and at that point, and honestly, I think it would have made Trump or rather cruise a much stronger candidate down the road and I think he would have earned respect from Donald Trump for at least defending his wife's honor. I don't know, you know, I don't know about all that. You talk about the same stuff, and it will take a punch. At some point, you don't mess with a guy who's a pig. And this is coming from a person who voted for Trump twice, okay? I fly Betsy Ross flag. In my backyard, this after January 6th. It's not that I'm I'll vote Republican up and down the ticket. I'll never vote for Trump again because of the stuff that he's pulled with Cruz with the santas. I almost hate them. I agree
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"If you want something, send them cake. Yeah, that's it. Let them eat cake. That's my wife's very favorite thing to say. Let them eat cake. Let them eat cake. Cake. Very good. OK, so where do people find this book? OK, you can find it on our website at veryvera .com. It's available on Amazon as well. A lot of retailers in all of the cities where our show airs. And if you go to our website, you can click on show information. And it'll show you all the different towns where the show airs. So certainly, if you order it from our website, I'll personalize it for you. Perfect. And then it defines you on social media? At Very Vera Stewart is the show. And then at Very Vera Camp is my camp. And at Vera Hospitality for the catering side. Very good. And that's on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, everywhere. Very good. Well, Vera, I'm so sad. I'm actually very sad that this conversation is coming to an end because I literally can sit here and talk to you all day long. And that was my last thing is, how do you do it? Because I tell people all the time, I'm from the South. And I can't even say hello in less than 30 minutes. And you were talking about how they're telling you to wrap up. That's going to be tough for you. Yeah. And it's like I always say, no matter what you do, do it in good taste. So when you do have to wrap it up, just have that smile on your face. Very good. Well, with a smile on my face. Thank you so much for joining us. It's my pleasure. It's been so much fun. And folks, don't forget, go check out SalesGravy University. You'll find that there's always something new on SalesGravy University as well. And if you've never taken a course there, go take your very first course. You can take any course, pick anyone, use the code free course. Go to learn .salesgravy .com. That is learn .salesgravy .com. And we'll see you next time on the SalesGravy podcast.
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"It's not just saying, hey, we're entrepreneurs and we're really persistent. We go after this. There's a method to the madness. Well, and you know, I don't know if this even makes sense for me to say this at this point. But I also think that part of what has helped me is that I've mentored people, even if they don't know it. You know, the the the advice that I get, the the people that I respect, whether they're in business or whether they're in the military or whatever it is, how they adapt to certain situations, how they conduct themselves, the way that they present themselves in an audience. You know, I love to take my own little notes of of, you know, what what I might be able to adopt that they bring to the table. You know, that's helped me tremendously to to feel like I'm always challenging myself and maybe use one of them as an example of how they accomplish something. This is a good segue into wrapping up this conversation before we start talking about your brand new cookbook. So one of the things that dismays me, I just it disappoints me, it hurts my feelings is when I see people say nothing new here, there's nothing new to learn here. And I see that all the time. Like, you know, it's for example, I write business books and I have a lot of friends who write business books who I run with the same crowd. And we all have the same joker that shows up on Amazon and says, I read the book, there was nothing new here. And you've just written a 400 page treatise on a subject that nobody's ever written a book on ever. Nothing new to learn here. And I'm so sad for people who walk through the earth and say there's nothing new to learn here because like there should be something to learn everywhere. Do you know what my company motto is? What's that? There's always something new at Very Vera. My God, I can't believe he said that.
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"And so then the more of those, you know, then you get Bloomingdale's and then you get Horchow and you become more legitimate. So for us right now, we're in a really good place to be able to say that we've never lost a market. That we're in 40, soon to be 41. More people might take that call because my credentials, you know, are building up. And, you know, you don't walk around with, you know, bragging rights on all of that, but you do feel confident in being able to, you know, to express these certain things that you've accomplished. Well, there's no doubt. I mean, a lot of people who listen to this podcast or watch this podcast work for small companies, small tech companies, and they're in what I call a greenfield. They're something, selling they're really small, they're dealing with, they're fighting against, you know, big Goliath companies, or they're even selling something that people don't even know that they want. I mean, so you've got to convince them at this particular software and they struggle with that. And one of the things I teach them is exactly what you just taught us is find one company, put a stake in the ground, find one that will do business with you, and then use that to build to their, go to their competitors and say, hey, we're working with your competitor, work with us. And don't just bounce off one and go, they won't work with me anymore. You know, what am I going to do? You got to put a stake in the ground. And when you get that stake in the ground, you put the next stake in the ground. I'm interested though, when you took, looked at your next target, you didn't say find another station in Georgia. You said, I want to be in as many states as possible. So tell me about the strategy behind that and why you looked at that. I think most people would have said, come in Savannah, let's go to Brunswick, you know, let's go down to Macon.
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"And then we got into the recruiting school and said, is there any way I could go look around? And as we were looking around, I saw an office and it had a general in it. And I just walked in and said hello. But the person that was escorting me was like, no. But I walked in and said hello and then had a conversation and it turned into something. But if I'd have been afraid, they might reject me or I might not be able to get in. I wasn't doing anything bad or ugly. I always had a smile on my face. I was just moving forward. I think it's that. And I think a lot of self -professionals miss opportunities inside of their accounts to ask for more to get a referral or to see an opportunity to expand because they're afraid. You're speaking my language so much right now because we're developing some new clients this year for the Masters. And in that process of working with my team, well, they didn't mention that they wanted anything like that. What do you mean they didn't mention it? We're supposed to mention it. They didn't know that they didn't want it. They didn't know that. And it's like, well, I don't think they're going to want to do that. These sorts of things. And we have to rent a commissary kitchen that week to provide enough space for everything, all the food, all the prep, everything that we have to do for that week. And this time we're getting a big refrigerated truck to sit in the yard because we're just out of room. And so yesterday, somebody said, well, the truck can't be delivered until Friday. And I said, well, why is that? Well, we don't actually lease the property until Friday. And I said, well, we asked them if we could perhaps put that truck in the parking lot on Wednesday. And I said, all they can do is say no. And so guess what they said? Sure. All they can do is say no. All they can do is say no. And let me tell you something. No is not a good word for me. I do not like that word. All right. We're going to come back to that because that's part of the story that I want to talk about. One of the reasons I want you here. So Bobby Flay. So you get face to face, nose to nose with Bobby Flay. So just real quickly, what was the experience like? Oh, my God. Well, first of all, it's really cute. And second of all, I mean, like I had to take in that moment that I am on this show that is off the chart rated instead of some new show called Top That Take for the Cooking Channel. So I had to process that. And then I thought, you know, I can immediately get business from this because I was a mail order company. I didn't have to wait for someone to come to my cafe in Augusta, Georgia. They could immediately get online and order that carrot cake. And so just the I'm going to win. And it was, I think the personality part, like you walking in and saying hello to that he probably loved that because anybody else would have been too scared to do it because that was against the rules or whatever. And so I just played in and I messed with him a little bit when he said, I'm putting ginger in the batter. Well, I knew enough about ginger to know you're not going to taste anything else. As soon as he did that, I thought, I got this. I mean, I'm going to win. I'm going to beat him to death. You know, and so I think I could see the vision on what it would mean to win. It takes me back to the third grade. If it was Red Rover at recess and I was the littlest kid in the class, I was going to break through.
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"Hi, I'm Jeb Blunt, best -selling author, fanatical prospecting, objection, sales EQ, and inked, and I'm here to help you open more doors, close bigger deals, and rock your commission check. Welcome back to another episode of the Sales Gravy Podcast. On this episode, I'm with Vera Stewart, who is a celebrity. She is an insane cook. She's a Southern lady who loves the Georgia Bulldogs, and we're going to be talking about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and grow a business and something that most salespeople are totally interested in, what it's like to just not take no as an answer and how that helps you in your career. Before we get started, I want you to go check out Sales Gravy University. Sales Gravy University is where sales professionals and sales companies and sales organizations from across the globe come to learn how to sell better. And at Sales Gravy University, we're different. Not only do we have on -demand e -learning courses, but we also have live courses taught by our master trainers. So you can take a course from one of the greatest minds in sales as an individual on your own terms, or you can come into a classroom with your peers and even join one of our mastermind groups. Right now, you can check out Sales Gravy University for free. If you've never taken a course, just use the code free course. When you go to learn .salesgravy .com, that's learn .salesgravy .com. Vera Stewart, welcome to the Sales Gravy podcast. Seriously, I cannot believe that you were sitting in my studio because the very first time I saw you on TV, it was just a, I don't know, it was a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and I'm flipping through the TV and I
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"So you begin with the routine and the routine should be focused on your golden hours, which is the time during the day that you can interact with buyers, in your case, buyers and sellers and buyers and renters and buyers and landlords. But you can interact with people. You can have conversations with people. You said something earlier that I want to bring into this, and that is you've got to, you've got to eat a few frogs along the way as well. So you said, you know, this morning you got up, it's raining outside, it's foggy. It's cold, it's nasty. And the last thing you want to do is suit up and go out and run in this mess. So your brain says, Alexander, we could do this later. Let's do the podcast with Jeb and then we'll go out there and it'll be all right. Yeah, yeah. But you know, and I know that if you push off something that you don't want to do, you're probably not going to do it. And the same thing goes with prospecting. So use we this concept of frog eating, but essentially frog, a big old nasty, slimy frog is not something that most people find appetizing. And when you're faced with eating a frog, most of the time you're going to want to procrastinate on it and push it off. But it's not going to get more appetizing as the day goes on. So if you have a routine that frontloads impact, you making your calls, having conversations with people, frontloads that in the day and you stick to that routine, then the prospecting is going to happen. And all you did was apply something basic. Respect the golden hours, protect the golden hours, you frontload prospecting into your day so you can get it over with. You have a routine around that and then you go about the rest of your day. And as you said, your business skyrocketed. I wish it wasn't that easy, but it really is. It's just that most people won't do that.
Dinesh Analyzes Trump’s CPAC Speech
"So Trump is not, doesn't say things like, well, you know, we have an excellent opportunity to conclude some make progress in our dealings with North Korea. He goes, hey, listen, I was talking to rocket man. You know, I gave him a copy of my CD. He asked me about this. I told him no way, I'm not going to do that. You better back off on that one. So again, this is the trumpian the trumpian tone. I thought the speech was very good in the sense that it covered some things. You know, Trump has been criticized by some people, including a little bit people sympathetic to him, saying in effect, don't just focus looking back. It's not to say that you're wrong to look back and it's not to say that you haven't been wronged. But if you always looking to 2020, then you're not going to be able to lay out what you're going to do in 2024. Now I think Trump's position in 2020 has always been, the reason to look behind the 2020 is because we need some sort of a reckoning about what happened in order to move forward to 2024. But in this speech, he focused on 2024. He focused on the transformation of the Republican Party. He basically says, hey, listen, now quoting him, we are never going back to the party of Paul Ryan Karl rove and Jeb Bush. And I think that's true. The Republican Party as it goes forward may not be a 100% a maga party, but it's going to be maga 5. It's going to be a party. Now infused with a maga spirit and the kind of old establishment approach, I think, is even though the establishment of the live, the establishment approach is pretty much done for. Trump also talked about the fact that I like this. He goes, I'm your warrior. I'm your justice. And for those who have been wronged and betrayed, I'm your retribution. I will totally obliterate the deep state.
Lord Conrad Black on Jeb Bush's Endorsement(?) of Ron DeSantis
"Perhaps we can start with this. A scion of one of the two political one of the two most powerful political dynasties in America, the Bush family. Jeb Bush made this endorsement at the weekend of president Trump's challenge at cut ten. Is this Ron DeSantis opportunity to run for higher office? I think it is. He's been a really effective governor. He's young. I think we're on the verge of a generational change in our politics. What kind of hope so I think it's time for a more forward leaning future oriented conversation in our politics as well. That was quite a hagiographic little interview with Jeb Bush, where he said, yes, yes, we need a new generation. Fascinatingly, lord black, early this morning, political, which is slightly beneath the gutter. Politico published the story that they had been emailed by the former governor Jeb Bush, who not quite a full retraction but stated, I did not endorse Ron DeSantis. I merely praised him. That reminds me of Mark Antony's speech at Caesar's burial. Isn't this peculiar presidential politics? I wouldn't want to mind read chip bush, but in fairness to him, I'd say two things. And look, he had a bruising battle and a completely unsuccessful battle with Donald Trump in 2016 for the Republican nomination. Anyone who followed it remembers what a shambles and a wreckage Trump made of the previously favored Jeb Bush campaign. He was thought by many to be the FrontRunner. And he was demolished. And he certainly vividly remembers the extreme antagonism of candidate Trump to the George W. Bush presidency, especially the Iraq War. I think it's fair to say president Trump's been generally much more respectful of the former prison bush, Jeb bush father. So he has that and I mean, whether one agrees with the Trump view or the bush view, I think we can all understand why Jeb Bush has his reservations about Trump
Mike Pence, Ron DeSantis to Skip CPAC
"Trump is going to be speaking on Saturday at cpac, but I think the big story here is who is not going to be here. We understand vice president Mike Pence turned down an offer to hang out with conservatives as did Florida governor Ron DeSantis and you can better believe it. Take it to the bank. President Trump is going to use that issue like a baseball bat when it comes to Ron DeSantis. My take on this very simple if Ron DeSantis wants to bolster up his conservative bona fides. He needs to be hanging out with conservatives and not Jeb Bush. But that's just me.
Finding Your Footing
"Reagan arrives in January of 81, he brings with him Michael deaver, James baker, and Ed meese to The White House, along with Fred fielding dick Hauser and a number of very experienced Washington hands. He puts it justice, William French Smith, his personal lawyer at Gibson Dunn for years. And he puts it defense cap weinberger. And it is a team in place, a member of the Trump advisers who stayed all four years. And so that limits it to a very few people, told me they had no idea how to staff the government when they came in. There you go. That's what I was starting with. And part of it is since Trump had just been a political talker. He hadn't actually been run a race or something. He didn't have an army of people who were ready to work for him. If Jeb Bush had been elected president, there was a whole army of bush fans retainers, whatever you want to call them. People who had served in the George W. Bush administration, they had been the deputy undersecretary of something and they were ready to step up and be the undersecretary of something. They knew how their portion of the U.S. government worked and they were ready for the job. The same would have been true if Hillary Clinton had been elected. But with Trump, I mean, it was extraordinary. And he did not have people who were experienced in working in the U.S. government or knew a lot about the U.S. government or even new a lot about electoral politics. I remember being at his victory event in November 2016 in Manhattan and there were so many people I didn't know. And if you cover a lot of Republican politics, you're going to run across. But he does now. In the early states and it was just extraordinary how few people who were in the Republican establishment were around. Now that's what a lot of voters wanted. If it was not the product of that. But at the same time, that person had to know how the government worked or be really, really ready to learn and Trump was not.
"jeb" Discussed on Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
"So from, I don't know anything about this, I'm hopeful that I can help my person that I love, I can help them solve this problem, I can cure it to learning how to support it. Yeah, you know, you and I are in the sales performance improvement world, and it's really about providing service to your customer at the end of the day and helping your customer serve their customer. So I've been searching, you know, why has this happened? There was a person in my life who had chronic Lyme disease, it was a common thing. We knew about it, we talked about it all the time. It was a thing in our life, right? But it wasn't a debilitating, our life is about that. Our life was about so many other things. This particular person had what's called a flare. Sometime in the middle of 2021. And I said, gee, I need to know more about this. And what I realized was Jeb, even though I was very devoted to this particular person, my knowledge of Lyme was keep this person out of stress and try to understand where the best gluten -free pizza was. You know, one of the things that you need to do if you have Lyme is you need to be gluten -free. Gluten blocks the destruction of the bacteria. So most people who have chronic Lyme disease are gluten -free or they should be following a gluten -free diet in addition to like a dozen, dozen, dozen and a half of other things. So I said, oh, I thought I knew everything I knew about this particular disease, I need to know more. So I jumped online and I Googled spouse and Lyme disease. Right? And I saw, you know, when you Google anything, there's like a million pages, right? Best tow truck in the area is like a million pages show up. Two pages showed up. And it was like an article from like 2015. And I said, that's can't be, that's kind of odd that there's only one article that's been written on how to support someone that you love with Lyme disease.
Amber Athey: Pres. Trump Gave a Measured, Disciplined Speech
"First first things first last night was the Trump speech You know it's interesting I'm trying to cover it in a really kind of sober way so everybody feels comfortable here regardless of who you're going to support in the primary Everybody knows my personal feelings I've aired them a thousand times but I thought the speech was different for Trump because it was very issue oriented And it was characterized by a lot of people is boring Which is interesting because I think it was any other politician amber would be characterized far differently but because we're so used to Trump and the bombast and he's just his general temperament during speeches that he's just almost can't win when you're him anymore You stick with the issues you're boring you go off the cuff and say stuff you're a lunatic you know your Hitler or something like that He's gonna rough spot your thoughts on the speech Yeah I mean I like to see it I think it was pretty funny to watch people characterize it as sleepy or low energy hearkening back and forth to Trump's own attacks on Jeb Bush back in 2016 because typically the words that would be used to describe a speech like that would be measured or disciplined or focused It doesn't get that luxury And I like that he talked about the issues and again it's kind of funny to hear the same people who constantly accuse Trump of being divisive and overly bombastic Also criticize him for the speech that he gave last night But I gave it a good review I like the speech I thought that he did a good job of contrasting his own presidency to the current administration and just sounded really hopeful and optimistic for the future which I think is what the country really needs right now
Paddy Pimblett Opens Up About His Struggles With Mental Health
"Mental health is kind of an important. Something you're a big advocate of is a reason for that is that that's something you focused on. Have you had issues or is it just something that you care about. Shades of the lost. The fights us lead lost the fight. Because beyond influenced at sold the outs i was fighting for the whale. Title either. Fully lockable reenacted. Show sean how he never went asleep but it. It was literally if i if beyond was fucked i would squeeze much tighter on main on dot basically lost the fights a i ended up going full five round broke beyond again in the second round a soon as i asked On after i was just in at a bad way. Not i mean i was. I was proper Fiance it leave. Leave away the morning. Unusually just roll over to go by the sleep where afterma fights. I was just lying in bed trying. The is every not wave open. I try. I thought about the west thing. Those about obviously additives like that bull People got it off the felt like a weight. Lifted off the show. Listen if it wasn't for be fiancee's family be jeb family. Be mates by us. I don't know where it down. So whenever messages me on instagram saying that they feel like that i i'm always day always speak to someone. I always put messages up saying anyone anyone ever feels like. Don't wanna be message out. Speak to you you know. You may speak teammates. You made some rather speak about your problems. Go to your funeral next week. I'm very impressed. At how open. You are honest at that reason alone. You're already a good talker with the fighting. I like honest. You are because a lot of people feel like this. And they're either too proud or they feel. It makes them look weak. But you're very honest and you're gonna reach a lotta people with that
Justin Haley Wins Xfinity Race, Edging Kaulig Racing Teammates at Daytona
"Man. Colleague racing has owned the xfinity series in the last few weeks. And this past weekend did not disappoint either a side-by-side battle to the finish line. Aj almond dinger ends up. Second and his team may justin haley goes to victory lane. Worked As it should and we got up there and then from there on out You know seatbelt on the inside there on that laugh and jj was was doing both lanes and at that point when we got the to go i was sixth only outside and i was like well i mean it was. It was a good day. We'll just push these guys win right there that bill momentum from him back myself to and got jobs braver quarter panel and henry gave me a great show for tom. Yeah it's really cool to raise your teammates to the one like that super close which is awesome team definitely needed this healthier awesome lotfi laps. I gave up their right side. Definitely you know it was going to be in our favour. Come out with a win especially back to back. it's pretty. It was a three wide finish with justin all finishing third followed by jeb burton and daniel hemmer rounding out the top five playoff standings. Look like this five to one. Daniel hamrick justin haley just an all geyer. Aj number two and the leader is austin. Syndrich with five wins. The season on next for the extended series is darlington. Raceway three pm eastern saturday on nbc sm
Why God Wants Us to Be United in Christ
"Judges chapter twelve verse. Four then jeb. The gathered all the men of gilead and fought with f frame and the men of gilead struck f frame because they said you are fugitives of f. Renew gilead i'ts in the midst of ephraim and manasseh. Read this verse. Because it's a concise summary of civil war. Among god's people in this point in the book of judges god's people are turning against each other and are fighting against each other in ways that are obviously destructive for them and ultimately dishonoring displeasing to god. And we see this picture and judges and then we read the rest of the bible and we see this tendency over and over and over again. And it's all over the new testament church even as i've been preaching through. First corinthians of spin reminded of divisions among god's people and tendencies among god's people to turn against one another i think about jesus prayer for us is god's people before he went to the cross like this is the one thing. He was praying for us as he transitions in john. Seventeen to praying for those. Who would believe in him through the witness of his original disciples and he praised that we be one just as he and the father are one. And so it's it's pretty clear what god desires for us as his people
George P. Bush Running for Attorney General in Texas
"P. Bush says he's running next year for attorney general of Texas the 45 year old Son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush made the gas. But Wednesday in Austin, the decision sets a potentially bruising GOP primary gets sitting Attorney General Ken Paxton, This is town all that
DoverXfinity Recap, Cindric Wins
"Expanding series race recap from the monster mile at dover. Were austin syndrich past justin all guy with fifty one laps to go and he never looked back. He grabs the mask up. Concrete miles the monster trophy pretty cool. There's just few places that really have the same intensity throughout just one lap. I mean it's really hard. It's obviously quite shopping race here. Obviously we were able to make it better from from sixteen starting our biggest challenge of course of the race and kind of pick away through but now ever since i came here the first time at this place is allowed since i started racing expanded and we took off. This really wanted to hear so bad. And i definitely had the desire join today. Because you know retouched ask you respond to restart and to be able to really showcase our car clean air very very excited. Josh bury continues to impress with a second place. Finish followed by justin all geyer. Aj almond dinger tie gibbs rounding out the top five point standings look like this five to one jeb burton. Aj almond dinger harrison burden and daniel hamrick is in second place sixty two points. Back of leader austin syndrich. Now with three wins. This season bob. Next for the expecting series is circuit of the americas in austin texas road course racing on saturday four. Pm eastern on fs one.
Daily - Phoenix XFinity Recap Cindric Wins
"Desert racing over the weekend at phoenix. Raceway xfinity series action. Where austin syndrich totally dominated this race. He led one hundred and nineteen laps on the day and picks up his second win of twenty twenty one so we lost track position there after the after the stage break on the road and we're able to overcome a couple of spots best not enough as restarts played out and then obviously the final stop there. My guy said great job. So i'm trying to like i said before that we gotta stay in a position to be on executing and me for for me to do my job you know. We only have three cents tired of the race. So i knew it was going to be going to be a challenging third stage no matter what throughout of so trying to figure out how to manage that ron and matters that lasts seven tires was was a challenge. But it's it's a good day was executed well on many fronts. And there's definitely some things can tie. Gibbs continues to run strong in the upper series of nascar in second place. In this one brandon brown was third riley herbst and aj almudena rounds up top. Five point standings look like this harrison burn is in fifth and he got ag almundena jeb. Burton daniel hamrick this week's guest on the final weekly is forty-seven points back of leader. Austin syndrich the xfinity series heads to atlanta this coming weekend