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‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Suspends Production For 2 Weeks After Positive COVID-19 Test

The Breakfast Club

00:23 sec | Last week

‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Suspends Production For 2 Weeks After Positive COVID-19 Test

"According to the jasmine brand the real housewives of atlanta production stopped after a crew member tested positive for corona virus so they said one of the crew members did test positive and that person was around the majority of the cast from the show so everything is shutdown right now until everybody can be tested and quarantine. They said it's a really scary situation. It affects more than just the cast but their families as

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Startup Streamer Quibi Quits

Business Wars Daily

05:04 min | 3 weeks ago

Startup Streamer Quibi Quits

"A huge Hollywood experiment ended its life in a way that seems somehow fitting qube accompany designed to bring miniature Netflix's quality shows to your smartphone call. It quits earlier this month like it's programs which were no longer than ten minutes apiece. quickies vary life was itself short only about six months long the infant media company hit attracted almost two billion dollars from investors about one hundred, fifty, million dollars in advertising and some big name actors and directors. As a result quibbles dramatic closure has spawned no end of speculative criticism about what the startup did wrong and whether it's leaders Hollywood powerhouse, Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP. CEO Meg Whitman did anything right? In case you haven't heard of it. The original idea behind Qube was to make high quality programs that were short enough to watch from start to finish. While waiting to do something else say riding the subway were standing at checkout line. These wouldn't be user generated youtube like videos but what qube envisioned as the quote next generation of storytelling dramas comedies a non-fiction programs cut into quick bites the origin of the company's name you get the idea. QUBE had the bad luck to launch during the pandemic that meant the service designed explicitly for people out and about debuted when people were in definitely not out and about position as another streamer. But Not at first on your TV quickly did what most streamers and new apps do when it launched in early April it offered a ninety day free trial about a million and a half people signed up and presumably began watching quickies original shows thrillers like. Wireless about a drunk man caught in a New Year's Eve snowstorm free Ray Sean drama about a black man accused of killing a police officer and last looks a series about scandals in the fashion world. As I said earlier at launch, you can only watch on a smartphone despite the fact that most viewers were quarantined in their homes with perfectly usable TV's at their disposal. It took a few more months for quick to make the TV leap. The question back in May and June was how many of those initial free viewers would convert to paying customers quickies price was high five month with ads were eight dollars without them as the verge points out apple TV plus costs four, ninety, nine a month worse quickies higher prices more expensive than Disney plus. The answer on those conversions was clear. Qube didn't get anywhere near enough money or viewers, and with that dearth viewers, some advertisers threatened to canceled on October Twenty Second Katzenberg Whitman published an open letter on medium announcing queries collapse. The founders laid some of the blame on Covid nineteen but not all in addition to timing they said, another likely reason could be. That the idea itself wasn't strong enough to justify a standalone streaming service. Indeed. A great deal of the criticism says exactly that the format itself was flawed from the start ten minutes may have been far too long for some content and far too short for others. A sort of nether world that works for user generated youtube content, but not for expensive productions that aspire to be the next Netflix. As one example, the Guardian reporter. Jack Bernhardt commended free ratio on actors Steffan Jones Laurence Fishburne an emmy winner. Jasmine Safest Jones for spectacular performances in powerful production. But he added quote it feels almost offensive to everyone involved that I can only watch it on tiny phone screen. Furthermore, he said it should have been a two hour film not fifteen quick bites. The company is exploring selling the rights to some content screenwriters and producers with shows underdevelopment or left to try to sell them elsewhere a tough sell given that most media companies can't use five or ten minute episodes. is returning about three hundred, fifty million dollars to investors and giving severance to two hundred employees. The Wall Street Journal reports, Katzenberg and Whitman's letter puts quickies. Of the entire very busy streaming media ecosystem the executives would never have imagined launching during a pandemic they said, but they admitted other businesses have faced these unprecedented challenges and have found their way through it. Indeed, we've reported here on boom times for Netflix's and Disney plus among others all of benefited enormously from lockdowns. The mistake Qube made lies in a different sphere altogether says verge critic Julia Alexander Qube didn't fail because TIKTOK. existed she says, it failed because executives refuse to see Tiktok its biggest competition she wrote tick tock has exploded globally with an ever growing mountain of user generated short form video video that is virtually free to produce free to consume. But qube had its I trained on net flicks if Alexander is correct quimby was looking for threats or a role model in the wrong direction. In an already struggling Hollywood, it's hard to watch the layoffs of employees and the suffering of artists who shows are now killed. A great deal of talent converged around quipping remains to be seen. We're all that talent. Finding out.

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South Los Angeles Voter Says She Received Spanish-Language Ballot Without 2 Key Races

KNX Evening News

01:34 min | Last month

South Los Angeles Voter Says She Received Spanish-Language Ballot Without 2 Key Races

"One South Los Angeles voters says two key races were missing from the Spanish language ballot she received in the mail along Nosing Quint. He's Iowa. Hernandez lives in south L A, and showed us the Spanish language ballot she says she received in the mail by both under 4 ft, she says when she went to vote on her official ballot, it was missing two key races. Her. Vala did not include the Assembly district, 59th race or the California Congressional 40th District race. We are still finding so many discrepancies effort. Martinez is running for the 59th Assembly District C that represents parts of South lay in Huntington Park, He says Hernandez alerted his office to the mistake. Remember, I mean, these these ballots are printed in batches on Hernandez, his official Spanish language ballot. Page three has a different serial number compared to the rest, which means it's not part Her voting precinct and shouldn't be in her packet. Her ballot reference guy that came with it included both of the races. The county registrar's office says they investigated and the vendor who assembled her ballot says it distributed it with the correct pages. They say Hernandez may have misplaced a page or mixed it up with someone else's, which would be why the two races are missing, the registrar says. There's been no other incidents of this happening Martinez, his opponent, assembly member Reggie Jones, Sawyer said in a statement. Voters need to have trust in the electoral process, but added, Thankfully, no reports from voters in our district receiving an accurate information on their ballot have been made that was CBS two's jasmine veal.

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World Week Morning Shahzad

Chompers

02:21 min | Last month

World Week Morning Shahzad

"Good morning it's time for choppers your morning and night tooth brushing show today our friend Jasmine is here with an interview. Gentleman take it away. Thanks start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side and here's Trumpian Idris speaking Japanese to counter saw. How It's World Week and today our Friendship Zahed is here to tell us about Pakistan, the country where his family is from. High She's odd. Families from Pakistan and they speak earlier there. Okay and where in the world is Pakistan. Pakistan is right next to India and China. And South Asia. Switch you're brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth and brush your front teeth to. Have you ever been to Pakistan I've indo-pakistan many, times? I used to go I used to go in the summer the kid to see my family especially my grandparents. Would fly to Karachi trustee is the big city in Pakistan And it's a city that has twenty, four, million people. It's one of the biggest cities in the world you might never have heard about it. Switched to the bottom of your mouth. And brush the molars all the way in the back. Okay so used to fly to Pakistan to visit your grandparents. So how would you say grandmother in early? So. Early, do with family members is very specific in. Titles. So you don't say grandparents really you say, my grandmother, my Mom's side or my grandmother on my Dad's side. So the data and Daddy are on your Dad's side and the Nana and Nani on your mom's side. The Nana Nani. Secure brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth. And give your tongue up brush to. What do you call your mum? I'd call her mother a me or Mama a me or Mama what about your dad call my Dad Baba. And I could also say a boo, a lot of families say Abhu we say Baba. Mahba. We just like how that sounds.

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Poverty Levels In Minority Communities On The Rise

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:53 min | Last month

Poverty Levels In Minority Communities On The Rise

"This week applications for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly to their highest since August this new economic report by Columbia. University. Finds that millions more Americans are falling into poverty with the expiration of benefits from the cares act. It also says black people and Latinos are more than twice as likely as white people to be poor in this country people like, Jasmine, a twenty, two year old black woman here in Washington. DC, we aren't using Jasmine's full name because of the social stigma associated with poverty. She tried to get pandemic unemployment assistance back in the spring when everything shut down and she couldn't start a new job at national stadium I was receiving. Five hundred dollars a week. It was rarely enough, but it helped me out and. That stop. believe in June. And ever since then I've been going through a lot of financial burden jasmine is a single mom she's home with her four young kids including a three month old making it impossible to look other work she's already burned through the four thousand dollars she managed to save up while receiving assistance like I've spent all. From my pool and being accused me like orange and where I think ED's. and. It hasn't gotten that far with Congress unable to agree on a new round of Corona virus assistance people like Jasmine are slowly dropping further into poverty every day we're going to dig into the causes of this with William. Spriggs. He's the chief economist for the AFL CIO and also a professor of economics at Howard University in Washington. Thanks for being here this morning. Thanks for having me. What's GonNa Happen to people like Jasmine if Congress can't agree on more federal aid. For the moment, some people depending on where they live or benefiting from the halting of evictions that means they're building up arrears and their rent many of them because they don't have a flow of income are also building up whereas when utilities or they're borrowing from Peter to pay Paul and they're building up careers there as well. The problem for others is they are in places where he fictions are taking place. there. quaint to need extra deposit in order to get the next rent, their credit score will have suffered. In some cases, people are sophisticated enough to use the forbearance that's out there for credit cards. Many people don't know about this, and some of them are getting penalties for missing credit card payments. Cycle that keeps feeding and pushing people further into this place. Exactly. It spirals out of control in the problem is, as you mentioned on unemployment insurance claims while we did see the rebound that everyone expected. That we found has slowed and the last three months we've seen progressively lower job creation a build up of people who are now permanently unemployed as opposed to people reporting that they're temporarily unemployed and for African Americans the labor market is now turn back to its discriminating itself and I was Gonna ask about that I mean. This is hitting a blacks in America and Latinos harder than whites. This is a big question and a lot of it is structural but can you give a concise answers to why? Well there's clear discrimination labor market. So the unemployment rate last month for high school dropouts. was lower than the block an appointment. That's the depth of the discrimination that black workers space that their unemployment rate is higher than the unemployment rate of high school dropouts of this nation. LemMe ask when it comes to children child poverty. Is that a recent study by the University of Chicago, Notre Dame found that black people and kids have been hit so hard if we can't turn things around what is life like for those chiltern. The real tragedy we know that spells of poverty permanently scarred show because they fall behind on so many dimensions and that's why it's necessary that we stop this economic pain. As soon as possible it's a long term S- growing for our economy, not just the scoring we're having immediately, which is very deep to our labour-market. William Springs is the chief economist for the AFL CIO. He's also a professor of economics at Howard. University. We so appreciate you taking the time this morning. Thank you. Thank you.

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A new month, same ol bad economy

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

04:11 min | Last month

A new month, same ol bad economy

"In Los Angeles, I'm Kai Ryssdal Thursday day the first day of October. Good always to have you along. Let us take stock. Shall we at the beginning of a program on business in the economy of the state of business and this economy because honestly? Could be better here are just a couple of numbers from today's news eight, hundred, thirty, seven, thousand people lost their jobs last week. Personal incomes were down almost three percent in August and related and to be clear time is running out for help from the federal government. There is no deal as of yet which means that all across the country from neighborhoods around Disneyland to the outer boroughs of New, York? City? People are facing a corona virus winter kind of on their own marketplace. Jasmine guard gets us, going from New York. At Saint Ann's Episcopal Church in the Bronx. The line to get food often wraps around the block. It's a mix of young people, children and elderly the bronx part of the poorest congressional district in the US. Many people who live here commute to Manhattan often to work minimum wage in essential jobs locals tell me they've never seen anything like this line before a man named Garrett. Faber. said he comes here once a month to get food because his unemployment check is not quite enough because you bill's pretty high and I pay rent and. Other bills, student loans he's a social worker who lost his job the bronx is the. Of the COVID nineteen pandemic in New York City the area I'm standing in Maat haven has had over fifteen hundred cova cases. Unemployment here is now around twenty five percent according to analysts that's Great Depression levels when the economy gets a cold places like Bronx get pneumonia or cancer Joel Berg is a CEO of the nonprofit hunger free. America, he says life can be very tough for many residents in the south. Bronx but covert. Has Been Catastrophic and so they're tenuous living before this when they were just at the edge of survival as a been destroyed Erica in is a senior economic advisor at Cornell University she says jobs in Manhattan create what economists call multiplier affects your how how many jobs does each job support a lot? So as Manhattan offices remain mostly empty, many janitors, Baristas, cooks, and other workers who call the Bronx home have seen their jobs disappear. Jasmine guards for marketplace lose job of course more. Than just going without a paycheck. More happens. So we asked marketplace's Eric Barris to talk to some workers who've been furloughed back in April. Monica Harris was furloughed from her digital marketing job in Atlanta area at first she was optimistic. Maybe this is the time like I need to be like doing other stuff working awesome passion projects like just stuff like that. Then her furlough was extended and her extra unemployment benefits ran out she spent the summer worrying I hope I'm I the next Brianna Taylor by fiance is not the next door floyd and now she expects to be out of work for the rest of the year last month with probably the hardest. I haven't been working that I really would feeling like Oh my God like, am I going to be okay, the pandemic, the struggle for social justice the uncertainty surrounding the election at an unemployment and stress can be overwhelming says, Goldsmith an economist at Washington and Lee University who studies how joblessness affects mental health. All sorts of insecurities undermine emotional wellbeing. And this is a classic case of that because you just don't know and employers don't know either PSA airlines flight attendant Denise Grassi starts her furlough. Today. Right next to the Philadelphia Airport so whenever. Planes. Go to land or take off often hear them and it's sad. It's very sad as not knowing whether she'll go back to work on a plane America bears for

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California wants to ban gas-powered cars, but is the auto industry ready to go all electric?

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

01:57 min | 2 months ago

California wants to ban gas-powered cars, but is the auto industry ready to go all electric?

"The trump administration is not pursuing climate-friendly Policies California is Governor Gavin. NEWSOM this week pledged to ban all sales of new gasoline powered vehicles in the state by twenty thirty, five California consumes a lot of gas and would be the first state in the country to enact this kind of blanket ban. So what would it mean for the auto industry and for the state's economy marketplace's Jasmine Garcia reports remember that SNL skit the Californians, it's a spoof on how much time Californians spend behind the wheel. Take to the. Age of forty five doors and liftgate dump you onto Mohali Blah. There's something to this California is the largest consumer of motor gasoline in the nation banning the sale of gas powered cars starting twenty, thirty, five cents a message to an auto industry that's been sluggish on change says Ethan L. Kind Director of the climate program at UC Berkeley. Look if you want to do business in a major market, like California, fifteen years you better get going but industry insiders say the ban accelerate the inevitable sam for any with auto forecast solutions. Industry believes that the next big thing is vs the problem is the pricing on visas still expensive it's still takes a while to. Charge charging him structure is building, but it's still not everywhere we needed to be and even with the ban on purchases, it's going to take a long time to get all those gas powered cars off California's roads says Georgia with Sony head of the Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research cars have two three lives. You buy a new car then you sell it maybe five years later, and if it's a good car might through two or three different cycles overeat sales, right. But as the state continues to grapple with climate change, many Californians feel time is of the essence of Jasmine guards for marketplace.

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A Conversation With Huda Beauty Founder Huda Kattan

Breaking Beauty Podcast

05:07 min | 2 months ago

A Conversation With Huda Beauty Founder Huda Kattan

"We're going to get you to travel back in time q the dream sequence music. Tell us about your earliest beauty memories as a child, my earliest beauty varies. Okay. So we we didn't grow up with a lot of money. So I, didn't necessarily have a lot of makeup growing up. So I actually remember it by might earliest memories for all diy is like legit all we were doing my first thing that I ever learned was like Lebanon like using like lemon juice to like get rid of dead skin and things like that. So that was always my thing it was like my sister told me you put a little bit of brown sugar like a half of a lemon and you scrub your body. And it was like really is the best thing. I. I was like Oh. My God I am like a beauty ker because I know how? I felt like I like secret. That's hilarious because I know you're videos like you do so many hacks you've been hacking since like age age I love Ed out really truly and so where where did you grow up? Where was your family living? So we grew up actually in the south in Tennessee so I am like southern it's funny my parents are. Immigrants, where my family immigrated sue from Iraq to America, but my sister and I moan and I were born in. Oklahoma. We moved to Tennessee bet I feel more southern than anything else. Yeah. I. Loved growing up in the south. It's very sweet there. You know it's very I feel like things are a little bit slower but they were very sweet. Also, very simple. Do you have a favorite country music artist Hooda? I feel like everybody likes tonight I train. Some very sad song. It's not true. It's true. Little E bickering I. I know that you know you didn't really vocal and talked openly about like not fitting in feeling like you didn't fit in as a kid in your hometown like, can you tell us about that because like so many people can relate to that yeah, and I think it's like sometimes it's a matter of like the way you love. Just like you know feeling different and for meal is kind of both of those things so. We grew up in a pretty much, very small town violinist city actually when I was in university but group in town my entire life pretty much. So it was always like very, very small, very intimate, but it was also you know very white and I always felt like an outsider one because my parents we always have a lot of money in my dad always tried to put. His better parts of the city and so it was like you know when we were living in less affluent places or like places that were more challenging it was like I felt more like I said, and then when we moved into places where we could go to better schools, it's hard. Sometimes I definitely felt like some kids to be really mean it was definitely probably not like I feel like. My child is actually I don't have very good memories than I don't like going back in time. It's funny because people like let's take a trip down memory lane. I'm like I don't want to you know I feel like all of those things that I worked through were actually shedding all those those like those beliefs that I had about myself. I had so many really like sad like endow for bots about myself like pretty much to about twenty six you know so I actually don't come. Very much I don't like it. We'll do it I don't watch. A lot of people I think can relate on this topic and we did have a question from one of our listeners and our private facebook chat room. Her name is jasmine shuttered jasmine and she said, hey, jasmine who says she has a question for you. She said as a fellow by cultural Iraqi I really wonder what it was like for her to grow up between. Two cultures and weather. She's felt any cultural pressure or received any backlash when becoming such a prominent figure as she had to make any sacrifices adopt herself is it something? You're strategic about? I. Totally. Get why. That's such an important question because we live my sister, it was really profound for me. It was like I felt like I was living my life forever like this. We don't like it was it was I'm not what I think I. Am I'm not what you think I. Am I think you see Cayenne and that's the truth you know. It's like it's we have these thoughts about what people think about us where people expect from us and we live according to that I remember seeing my parents and I remember seeing the way that they were living I just remembered not wanting to do a lot of things that they were doing and it's just it's hard especially when you become a popular person in your person in the public eye. Like living according to people like their opinion, you will never win and so at a certain point, you just have to think about what's more important. That's always going to probably be important but what is more important to you? It's important to think about like who do you who's living your life like whose life is it and yeah, it's not easy to kind of make that sacrifice. Think about like. Well, I'm going to go full force of make the decisions that I want and yeah, and deal with the backlash and try to turn it off to ignore those people. To not give them. You know it's really hard. It's not easy to do sometimes I literally I've I remember spending like I did this didn't connect to my phone for like a week and I was like you know what if it's important, somebody will

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Michele Mouton, Queen B of Group B

Past Gas

04:12 min | 2 months ago

Michele Mouton, Queen B of Group B

"Yeah. So today we're discussing Michelle. mouton. A woman. We've this is this the first time we've discussed a woman on the show. This might be the first episode dedicated to a lady. which is a bit embarrassing. I would say so yeah. But no better woman to start off this trend with and Michelle. She is easily one of the best rally drivers ever. She's a beast. So I'm really stoked that we can tell the story even if it took us a little while to get to it, that's on us but but it's interesting because motorsport is really one of the sports where women and men compete against each other as true like she's not the best. Female driver ever. She's one of the best rally drivers at. Yeah. Regardless of gender she's one of the greatest. and honestly like just watching a video of her rally driving makes me sweat. Over, yeah she's like she's the person who when we talk about. Like rally cars now are all-wheel-drive. Wheel drive. But when Audi showed up with quattro and just started smoking everybody that was Michelle. Meantime that was young Mouton Bay. mouton on the track. Yeah I mean. To your point James like drag racing of course is or was kind of dominated by women at one point all the force sisters were just tearing it up. There's really no reason. For it to be separated by gender in in Motor Sport Really of course right now there's the there's the W. series, which is a like a women's open-wheel series. At I think that's more for them to kind of get exposure and it proved themselves in like a formula car but I'm looking forward to seeing some of those drivers come up in the formula. One. Soon hopefully, it would just make it more interesting for crying out loud if nothing else I agree let's get into it a. all right. Let's fired up. All Right Michelle Mouton entered this world on June twenty third nineteen, fifty one in the French Riviera more specifically the idyllic town of grass cross grass Ross. The Idyllic town of Gross France, the perfume capital of the world grassi surrounded by fields of aromatic flowers and home to Francis. Oldest perfumery GALLIMARD. Look I'm friend by far French is the language that I have the hardest time pronouncing both words and names I apologize profusely to anyone with a modicum of sense of how to pronounce stuff I. Think you're doing great. I think I think here like right there. Thank you, Joe, unlike many drivers whose family have a history in the sport returns family made a living growing roses and jasmine for the perfume industry mouton spent her youth skiing doing ballet and excelling in school. But just beyond the flower fields sat the mountain. Stages used for local rallies and wouldn't be long before the engine notes trickling down into the valley beckoned to Michelle mcgann discovered her love of cars at fourteen years old when she would steal her father. Pierre's Citron to seavy and take it out for joyrides. Quote for me at the time a car always meant freedom and independence she said but driving wasn't something she could possibly see a future in it for anyone to envision that path for mere enjoyment to making something your life's purpose but you could argue this especially from. Models for women on the racing stage were few and far between. So after graduating high school Bhutan took up odd jobs working as a ski instructor, a Care Assistant in a home for the disabled and eventually at her father's insurance company until she began studying to be a lawyer but something unexpected would quickly put an end to that career path her entry into a competitive rock and roll dance contest.

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Literal Jock Sniffer - Season 3, Episode 4 - burst 1

First & 10s

12:22 min | 2 months ago

Literal Jock Sniffer - Season 3, Episode 4 - burst 1

"Question. How did he do? Okay. So here's the thing about Joe Brown. This is why I think you like him so much. Oh, it's a really great quarterback that just plays hockey team. So he's like your deck Prescott your a bitch. I thought you were like the light bulb in my head went off last night when I was watching it. I was like, well, he's a good little quarterback like Dak Prescott. He just plays for no wonder Jasmine likes them so much. By the way, I have you know you Optimus Prime Don the word shity so it cut out on you said shity team. That's all right. I show you going to say that we were going to like look we could be an item now. I'm just disappointed. Oh, I'm sorry. Now he's to you guys wouldn't match very well. He's back to blonde hair doughy eyed, you know, he still has his dreams and happiness. I was just that his way too innocent for you. You know, you just strip him of all of it off. I would fare. I tend to do this with all men though. Let's be real I tend to slowly take away their hopes dreams, you know their desk for Life their happiness any kind of happiness life. It's it's what I do to all the men that are in my life. Okay, so so that's your analysis which fuck off so that's no that's my analysis regards to jobber. Okay, my analysis in regards to the Browns. All right. Here's the thing about the Browns obj less. Always he had headlines Amy. Okay. This team has a boss ass offense page. There is no reason why they shouldn't be scoring touchdowns all the fucking time. I mean think about the players that they have Nick Chubb Fremont who both went off last night Jarvis Landry. I mean you couldn't get you can get that is a fantasy leagues dream right here, right? Yep. There is no reason why this team shouldn't be amazing because you know what their defense is really cool. Good to this team should be really competitive and making the playoffs and they're not understand now Grandma, who knows what's going to happen tell you what happened last night watching this game Baker Mayfield just he changed into a different person. Like when he like a human in a good way in a good way when he came off the field. He didn't go and sit down on the bench. He stood on the sidelines and watched his defense playing and then he I mean he rallied those guys. He was not going down to Joe burrow. I mean, you could totally he's like, there's no fucking way. This guy's going to show me up and there's no way I'm losing to the fucking bangles and you know what he totally carried his team. He really truly did stepped up it was offensive. Now if they can do that every single weekend this team is really like it has all the weapons that it takes to be a fantastic team which made me. Made me Ponder the fact that there's some teams that you just expect to lose and then there's some teams that you expect to win like the team's you expect to when you expect the steel real attacks right now. You expect the Cal you expect to win. You don't expect the Lions or the Bangles or the Browns. I mean the low-hanging fruit, you know, you don't expect those teams to win. So when they have when they have rosters long, the Browns have their own turning into a team that you they should be winning with what they have. So it sounds to me that the Browns are basically like if you're looking at it from a fantasy league point, it's the guy in league who basically cheese his way to get the best team because everybody else is internet either sucked or they were on auto draft or they forgot there was a draft right? That's the guy in the if you're equating it to a fantasy team roster birth. Okay. Number one. I liked it. You know I prematurely said shut up about the Cowboys cuz I thought you were going to say that you expect them to lose and I like that you're saying that you expect them to win because that's what you do you absolutely suck. Oh you that's what we do problem. That's where we are a we are an elite Lord team. Anyway, that's what you're going with I am. Well, I don't know the baker Mayfield is still a shitstain to me so good for him rallying his team. He's still a shitstain. I do love his Progressive commercials their home like the latest one. Yes. They are the latest one where he's like. Oh, it's getting ready to rain. Help me cover the furniture. And two guys like you mean the stance he's really good in those commercials. If you could only be as good a quarter as he is in those commercials. We would be set the dog pound would be set. Well, we are you a dog pound or now. I mean, I you know, I have a soft spot for the Browns just cuz they always lose. And ever since that movie came out draft day with Kevin Costner yet. Oh, I'm out. I'm done with you. done with you Amy. Your brown spot is showing. I know I know you know, I just I'm weird that way I don't understand it. Either it is I don't either try to figure you out every day and I just you know, I do too and since I'm like, oh I get myself today and then sometimes I'm like now he's nope don't understand myself today, but that's okay. That's most of us as well. Amy. So rest assured you're not in Company by yourself. I think it is twenty-twenty it is. Okay. Well that's sad because now Joe burrow Hollow be his name Falls 200 and two. Yeah, it does and but you know what this guy he's he's a good quarterback. He is is there he should be in his helmet I think time to get mr. Guys. Sometimes he tries to carry his offense which isn't great because then he gets pummeled by pencil like he got pummeled last night several times. Well, you sure. Why does LSU brain sure what he's trying to win? And I totally get it. But at the same time he needs careful because you know, oh, he's a starting quarterback in the NFL. Well getting them know and you just see a lot of what he was doing at LSU that worked and I think you know like every rookie has this learning curve right where you come out transition from college to the big leagues and it's like, oh, okay, it's funny cuz I was like really different style of football right? I said to Bruce last night. I'm like, surprised that they just threw this guy in the deep end. I mean they just started. Oh totally, I mean, they didn't granted he dangles. What else do they have? I'm. That's the problem. They don't have anything else but you know like places in my where to get backing up Fitzpatrick that makes sense. It makes sense for him to kind of, you know way into the NFL same thing with Dwayne Haskins, you know, he he was back up for a while until he kind of learned his name. Yeah, now Joe girl, man. They just threw him in the deep and they're like here you go, bro, you go bu. Yeah. Well, you know what gotta he is trying I mean, he's playing his ass off out there. No he is but he is and that's why I'm like super team Joe burrow like we gotta do this man. Like I'm telling you. It's the stogie. We'll do it get this guy that mean that you're a Bengals fan know how fucking no. No, I like. Oh bji in a Browns fan. I like Joe burrow Ina Bengals fan, you know, I will always bleed silver and blue Amy. That's the only color I would leave home. Anyway, let's move on to the Chiefs. Okay, love us and Pat Mahomes you love some Andy Reid do that cheaper mofo back, right? So Andy Reid's big old windshield mask that he had on. When was it last week? I can't remember. Yeah. We're only in week to segregated windshield wipers. Yeah, so people were like what the hell and so like it was fogging up. You couldn't see shit, but this may be a thing. This may be a thing coming to a coach near you because off on the first Sunday of the NFL season when this happened several coaches were seen either one not wearing masks or to not wearing them properly because the mask police were out and the league is not going to stand for that. It's currently vice president of football operations. Troy Vincent issued a memo this week saying protocol requires all individuals with bench area access including coaches and members of the club medical staff to wear face coverings at all times failure to adhere this requirement will result in accountability measures being imposed against offending individuals and or clubs. However, Amy, there is no word on what those accountability measures will be so that to me that phrase is what kind of sticks out to me. What does that mean? do you do find them? Probably I mean you can look dead. Here's the thing. They're coaching on the sidelines of talking into Mike's they have to be able bird they have to be able understood. It's really hard for all of the to happen on your face plus all these guys are around each other all the time. They're all you know, I practiced together around the field. They're hitting each other all in each other's faces, you know, I mean and how many people have tested positive since the start of season one? Yeah. They did a very good 2700 players so very good job with with that right off because like you said, they've been implementing measures. They've been following the rules, you know, they've been testing a lot, you know, we got into this, you know leading into this actual season. Jeez, how many coronavirus updates that we talked about on this podcast about hey, this is what the League's doing. This is what they're making them do kind of thing. So something is clearly working. It's really great to see that that's positive news that you know that they're only seeing that wage. Chat, I think I that they should I really think they should go with a handy read mask to be quite honest can still see the coaches face. The microphone can kind of be up underneath it. So they may be able to understand what the coaches saying and and you're shielded. You know, when somebody comes up to your face, you know, I mean, think that that's fine but having to wear them like when it's just, you know covering your face in your nose again, like it's hard for me to understand people when they're wearing a mask and talking to me. Yes, I mean, so imagine imagine being on the field the quarterback coaches saying the guys in booth coordinators up in the booth are trying to understand what the guys on the field coordinators on the field are trying to say, I mean, it's just it's a it's crazy. So it's a shitshow you gotta be able to walk. You gotta be able to your job. I would take that looking like I've got the windshield of a Camry in front of my face the whole time vs Lee having something on my mouth cuz that's frustrating me. Yeah. Give me the telephone number. Windshield all day long over the you know, suffocating face masks which by the way speaking of Tesla. Did you see that their reports of some them being janky like getting like parts that were like really cheap shity on some of the Tesla's that were falling apart marvelous. I know so yet twenty-twenty doesn't happen. Just wanted to put that in there for you. All right coming up next in offsides, you know fall like we said is upon us. Although you wouldn't know here in Texas. It's still like an anus outside but here's something for your home that will make it fall feel less anus e okay Mom handles some new ones that are coming out and they're actually already out and we'll explain to you with those candles our next. All right, let's get into offsides and we've got some candles to tell you about so Amy, yeah, you know football's back. So if you want to get a little piece so that game day experience at home along with fall. This might work. Okay. I know you love candles. There's a company that's owned by Anheuser-Busch call Babe wine. They just created three football scented candles one smells like an artificial turf field. Okay one smells like a Nachos not bad and one

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Tenet Grosses $150 Million Worldwide

All Things Considered

02:13 min | 2 months ago

Tenet Grosses $150 Million Worldwide

"I'll tell you what your pet project that you've been working on for years. Grosses $146 million the first couple of weeks. It's on sale. I'm a pretty good day, right? But when you're the Christopher Nolan hoped for Blockbuster Tenet 146 million's kinda Big and a summer holiday weekend. You would want to blow the doors off the box office. But given everything word is the tenants performance might be a sign that Hollywood is on the rebound. Marketplaces. Jasmine guards has that one. $20.2 million on any given day. That's chump change for a U. S and Canada movie premiere. But with a pandemic still raging, experts say, 10 it did Okay. Professor Arun Sharma from the University of Miami says there are two lessons from the last couple of months and movie premieres. First. Some movies are just better off, premiering on streaming on ly. If it's a Children's movie, the data is very clear Launching. It is a good idea, which is why Disney plus just released Mullan on its platform for $30. A charm. A says there's not a lot of data on how movies for grownups do with a streaming premiere, which leads to lesson number two. If it's not a kid's film, pushed the release date back because most movies aren't going to be highly anticipated, helmed by acclaimed directors and plenty of films that are all that have still pushed back. Your reputation precedes you. After admit I wasn't expecting an invitation back. That's right. Top gun fans that waited over 30 years for a sequel are gonna have to just wait one more until 2021. Frank Patterson is a president of Pinewood Atlanta Studios where Marvel movies air filmed right now, production is on. Ly resumed at around 30% capacity there. But Patterson is cautiously optimistic, he says the industry constantly weathers challenges. Actors, dropout deals die. You know, our pivot skills are legendary in the movie business. There's optimism out there 10. It cost $200 million to make and has so far grossed close to 150 million worldwide, almost breaking even. And these days in Hollywood, that's a good look for opening weekend.

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BTS become 1st S. Korean artists to top Billboard Hot 100 with new song 'Dynamite'

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

01:53 min | 3 months ago

BTS become 1st S. Korean artists to top Billboard Hot 100 with new song 'Dynamite'

"A global phenomenon that has just at the top of the billboard hot one, hundred charts. Korean pop K pop isn't new though just new to the top of the American charts worldwide it is a multibillion dollar industry marketplace Jasmine gars reports. And with that Korean, boy band bts knocked Cardi B. and Megan the stallion off from their perch at the top of the billboard hot one hundred it's the first time a K pop song takes number one keep up has been taking over the world for a long time remember. The growth is no coincidence. The Korean government has been aggressively exporting culture for decades as an economic strategy whether it's soap operas film or Tape Hop Professor Young to real at the University of Michigan says the Korean economy is very much excavate economy since the nineteen sixties and culture is for the hot item of the twenty th century in two thousand nineteen report the Korean Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism said the country exported six point three, billion dollars worth of cultural content about. Five billion of that is the Music Jeff Benjamin writes about K pop for billboard. He says, you can hear it in the music it's made for export. Almost every K pop group has a singer has a rapper has a main dancer. They really try to make sure that all areas of pop music are hit within one song. Also, it's bt his first song entirely in English, which makes it Super Stream -able and music business getting almost all its revenue from online platforms. That's what counts. With all the K, awesome Bob News who doesn't need a little Cape Pop dynamite in their lives I'm Jasmine Guard for marketplace.

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What Keeps Us From Our Coins?

Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

03:56 min | 3 months ago

What Keeps Us From Our Coins?

"Welcome back to the show. Listen. If you're listening to this show most likely you have Internet and if you have Internet that means most likely, you're probably doing all right in a pandemic. Just going to be grateful. For the little things, right Today. I have a very important show for you guys because guess, what is coming up this week? Black. Women's Equal Pay Day on August thirteenth. and. So today I wanNA talk about what keeps us from our coins. Today we're going to focus on our mindset and we're going to unpack why are black women getting paid sixty two cents on every dollar a man, a white man make. Like. That I. Haven't done this in the while I'm so excited. Our corporate warriors. This week our corporate warriors, but like goes to Jasmine. Now. I. Know I'm late to this game I just actually saw this on Lincoln recently and I was like a way. Let me tell ya about judge twitty. Okay. Your honor. So Jasmine twitty is currently think like thirty thirty, one years old. She is an American Associate Judge for the Easley South Carolina Municipal Court appointed to the position of associate judge of Municipal Court for the city of Easley South Carolina in August of two, thousand fifteen. So clearly. I'm five years late. But. I was so excited because she is one of the youngest judges to ever be appointed or elected in. US. History at the age of Twenty Five homegirl was twenty five you guys. Wow, that is amazing. twitty graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in political science. Look Coop. You go SIS. She previously worked for the Greenville County on court as a night clerk, and then after that, she completed a training program and she passed a certification examination and then she was sworn in as a judge at the age of twenty five. Listen Judge Twenty you go girl you be the change you want to see and I am so proud to. Learned about this black girl magic black excellent story. So I definitely wanted to the big judge twee.

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Imagine it Forward and Goodr

Zero to IPO

04:23 min | 3 months ago

Imagine it Forward and Goodr

"To another episode of Zero, to IPO were absolutely thrilled to have to amazing guests on the show today I wanna I introduce Beth comstock who for many years in fact, almost three decades was at GE and served as the vice chairperson. There is on the board of Nike is also the author of this amazing book called imagine it forward, which I am really enjoying and learning a lot from and have a bunch of questions to ask Beth about the. Beth welcome on the show. Thanks Josh. Great to see you great to be here. And our other guests is Jasmine crow who is the CEO and founder of Gooder, which is a company that I am fascinated by I. think it's one of the more insightful companies that I've come across. Recently I also have a lot of questions for you Jasmin about how the idea came to you, but but welcome on the show. Thanks so much gas and happy to be here. Of course, we've got Freddie caressed my co host. Zeroed IPO your morning Josh, how you doing good I bet and Jasmine, nice to see you. Thanks for joining us today I'm super excited about today. Yeah me too good to see you. Well, let's dive right in because we have a lot to talk about Jasmine I wanNA start with you and I want to understand I want our audience to understand where you're coming from. When you started gooder there's some kind of basic facts that I want our audience to understand domestically we are wasting seventy-two billion pounds of food every year while forty two million people are struggling with food insecurity absolutely that's a foundational mess. And it's even worse. Now, I'll of everything that's happening with current virus who are wasting more food and more people are going hungry. So it is a huge issue. Yeah. I mean just to be clear before this even. I read somewhere that we were wasting about a quarter trillion dollars a year on food in the United States if people number eight is that right? Yeah. Right Frederick in. So I guess to put an even more simpler context about two percent of GDP is on wasted food for that's a lot of money spent on food that never gets eaten in this country does Like many people I have some passing familiarity with this I. Read about it I don't even know where to start and it seems like maybe you go out and you you know you try to donate food as best you can and and I think that's maybe where you started. Yeah and it transformed into something quite extraordinary. So yeah if you know Josh I started feeding people that were experiencing hunger and homelessness in two thousand thirteen out of my apartment in Atlanta Georgia So that's where got started I found a parking. Lot I drove past it one day and I just saw hundreds of people that were homeless in in something kind of just pulled on my heartstrings at that moment and I said I wanNA help you know what do I didn't have a ton of money and I knew I could cook and so I just went home I post it on facebook I mean Sunday. I'm going to go downtown and I'm going to feed on the streets. If. You want to join me I had about twenty volunteers I made a spaghetti dinner. And loved it. You know brought out my little beats pill at the time, which wasn't that loud outside. Dating us, you're dating we know exactly when you're store your. Heckling when it happened so I really wasn't that loud music thing. But I have bad and you know the idea was it would be old school kind of Sunday music why Jackson five and Aretha Franklin James Brown like this classic kind of music and a good Sunday dinner, and that's how it all got started in. So of eighty own from one of my pop up restaurants went viral on facebook and people are saying this is so amazing which restaurants donate the food and the reality was nobody I was couponing on price matching I always say, I'm the reason Walmart doesn't price-match anymore I definitely feel like i. gave them a run for him. And then I was cooking thing taking it downtown, serving it coming home cleaning up, and so it would take me like forty hours every week I did this and I started researching food ways and was really like upset like I can't believe this much food goes to waste in here I. Am you know putting together five dollar donations and my own money and trying to make these feeding is happening to feed five hundred people

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Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

Beyond!

55:06 min | 4 months ago

Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)

"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that

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Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores

Extension 720 with Justin Kaufmann

02:09 min | 4 months ago

Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores

"I love bed, Bath and beyond. I don't know how you feel about it, but it is a I know people have their favorite stories. They like to go to some people. It's Costco some people's target. And they can go in and they could just spend hours inside of the store. But for me, it's bed bath and beyond. I don't know what it is. I just go in there, and it feels like kind of one of those big box warehouse stores like a Costco or Sam's Club. But It's a little bit more manageable. I mean, they're still our shelves that go all the way to the ceiling. And there's plenty of things that confined. You know, if you need, you know, to buy new pillowcases, it's there. If you need a new something for your kitchen, it's there. I love it. I'm always going to buy hangers. I don't know what happens to all of the hangers in my closet. But I need more hangers, and that's my goal. And I'm bringing this up because I'm so upset. There's so many of the clothes. They're closing a lot of the stores. Oh, I have something to confess What I have not been to bed bath and beyond since college. Really? Yeah. I mean, I went there. Obviously, you know when you need stuff for your dorm or your your apartment and things like that, it's a big, you know, That's where parents go right. Let's go when they're taking the you know. The kids the loved ones off to school. I remember going there in college to get the bed risers because you had to put your bed on the risers yet, buddy, where they're going to be closing two under stores. I know they're not the only ones. There's lots of them. I saw that. You know, there's so many stores that are declaring bankruptcy. Brooks Brothers did. Um, J crew did Wait. Dunkin Donuts is also closing a lot of source. I saw that too worried for our local Dunkin Donuts, Jasmine that we have that I haven't seen them and so long because everything has been so closed. But, you know, I bet Beth and beyond always gets me because they have that 20% off coupon and I fall for it every time. And I love that they could They take it even if it's not expired, And so for me. Anyway. Um, I always loved going there because even if they've jacked the prices up by 20% on everything in the store, I still feel like I'm getting a good deal because at least I have a 20% off

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Teeth Week Morning Interview

Chompers

02:38 min | 6 months ago

Teeth Week Morning Interview

"Its teeth and today our friends Jasmine is here with an interview. Jasmine take it away. Thanks, Hey, champions, you all ask some really tough teeth questions, so we got two expert to answer them a dentist, but I start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and make sure to brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each to. Three. Boom some kids dream of being firefighters or airplane, pilots or teachers when they grow up. But Dr Samantha Eiffel She knew there is only one job for her. Did you always want to be a dentist. They did actually from the time I was about eleven or twelve. My dentist actually made it really fun and interesting, and so I wanted to be a dentist because of him. So, what's you're brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth? And keep on brushing. Dr Samantha Eiffel is a dentist who works in Brooklyn new. York and we sat down to ask her. All of your totally toothy dental questions. So Ninja wants to know. Is it gross looking inside of mouths all day? It isn't actually it's actually really fun and interesting to me because my job mainly involves making sure that people have good or hygiene, and they have good dental health and I can also tell if you don't floss, brush your teeth. Switch to the bottom of your mouth. And make sure to brush those molars. In the back. Sesame wants to know. Why is bubblegum battle your teeth? Is, bad for your teeth because it has a lot of sugar in it, the bacteria in your mouth than feed on that sugar foam, acid and acid turn starts to cost cabins. Sheriff wants to know what is the worst candy for teeth? Job rakers the really hard, really sticky and Chew We. Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth. And Brush, those front teeth to. Cooper wants to know one. Will I. Lose My baby teeth? So Cooper, that's a process and you start losing your bt at

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For Black and Latino Communities, Trust Is an Issue for Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing

Morning Edition

04:31 min | 6 months ago

For Black and Latino Communities, Trust Is an Issue for Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing

"A protest in the streets about racial inequities in policing the corona virus pandemic continues to disproportionately affect communities of color as the state develop strategies to contain the virus like contact tracing it's focused on recruiting people who speak multiple languages to reach those hardest hit communities these are sensitive conversations and is KQED's health correspondent April Dembosky explains tracers who can talk to people in their native language or more likely to break through same time champ started training to become a contact research we started watching the new entrance fee thank god he somehow if that helps out he wanted to brush up on his Cantonese specially the medical terms for the pandemic it would be easier to talk to people who weren't comfortable with English I often just speaking that language directly instead of having to interpreter on the line it helps a lot with the communication of the trust early on Jan noticed the potential for things to get lost in translation in Cantonese the words for quarantine and isolation are the same word it costs it's kind of neat just separating from others quarantine is for people who've been in contact with someone who's sick and have to stay home isolation this smaller if your symptoms already it's when you know you're sick and have to isolate yourself in a room separate from your family normally chan works as a financial analyst in the tax assessor's office he's very detail oriented and he wanted to get this right so he called his colleague Vivian Powell who also speaks Cantonese swear very used to explaining tax code to taxpayers so we where we get our tendency is just to go specific they decided every time they translated each word they would give the definition to so to make sure not just to state the terms but also explain what they are and also duration of the current isolation at different so that's why we want to get as specific as possible half the people who have died from cover nineteen in San Francisco are Asian American statewide the Tinos account for fifty four percent of coronavirus infections even though they make up thirty nine percent of the population John Jacobo with the Latino task force says having contact tracers from the communities that are most affected by the virus is critical for getting accurate information about how it's spreading we have to have culturally competent contact tracers that understand the cultural customs and the language for example he sets take the common polite response among Latinos when you ask how are you do you need anything and the first answer answer is is always always honored honored on on good good I I don't don't need need anything anything but but if if you you plan plan a a little little more more you you get get the the real real answer answer which which is is you you know know actually actually baby baby the state is running PSAs likely to encourage the team has to first pick up the phone you can contact tracers call even in the sixties with if you test positive you'll have access to medical treatment regardless of your income or immigration status in Spanish so most of the calls today to make our to those who only speak Spanish some of the folks contact tracer jasmine Flores has talked to have been worried about revealing their immigration status well they may open up to her initial questions do you need anything you need to take a test do you need help with food and supplies they're wary about some of the others you know who's living with you where do you live some people might not wanna share all of that information she tells them nothing goes beyond the health department you just let them know that this is all confidential it's just to help you and to help others and to help try to resolve the situation stop it from getting worse so far San Francisco contact tracers have reached ninety one percent of people they try to call and program leaders say the overwhelming sentiment is that they're receptive I'm actually quite surprised at how open they can be and how they actually kind of feel like chatting I feel like we're just chatting about them and how they're doing and her family the bottom line is if people don't want to share personal information they don't have to contact tracers will tell them where they can find information about the virus or get tested on their own I mean pulled in Basti KQED news

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

08:56 min | 11 months ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"Museum curators in dough sent. You need to start getting art pieces. You need to start collecting those stories. And then you need to become the vehicle and you need to create the Tupperware instagram account. The tupperware like newsletter the Tupperware facebook groups like you need to become the curator of all these powerful stories and say do you see. Do you see Sarah in Minnesota and how she made popsicles at this time. Did you see Monica in New Mexico. Mexico how she packed up her husband's Burritos in this like but she told the story. It's not tupperware's great. It's what made the tupperware great. How did she use is it? And your your main focus. Probably for twelve months is to make yourself in in disputable authority on aggregating tupperware stories and post. That has to be your focus because when you become that then people are going to start coming to you and sending you their stories so there have been times where people are talking about social curator on their instagram stories. And they'll tag me I will. DM them and like. Can you export this video and send it back to me. I want to see that. Can I share it and people like yeah of course so I'm just collecting. He's so when in January twenty twenty go into promotional period. I want to start sharing their stories in a very concerted logical compelling. Kind of way. Okay is do you have any lingering. Questions is the same stories on instagram. Is that still. I know facebook now does stories to could they use the same because I want to be able to teach this to the people within my company as well so it's not just me. It's them sharing their stories as well and be able to help them not be sales and just share what they love about the products and said to help their families and whatnot absolutely absolutely now. As a caveat we ought which will then position yourself as an authority is what I see a lot of people I mean I see like nine point. Seven people at ten push their instagram stories immediately over to facebook your stories and you have the end you have the ability to push them to facebook but what happens is like the voting mechanisms and the stickers and the engagement tools that work on on instagram. Don't carry over to facebook so people are trying to vote. People are trying to use. The slider people are trying to respond in his broken. So what does that convey to facebook. Audience is Oh. Oh you're the leftovers not tupperware. You're the leftovers wrapped in Saran. Wrap Your not love. You know what I'm saying so we have to do. Is You have to explain that power. In in in in downloading the photo uploading directly to facebook and then adding your own native facebook engagement tools. And you can put right on top of the story. You don't need to repeat it again but just make sure that your audience on facebook really feels like they're being spoken to but the at the end of the day Sierra if you were on Linden and you saw really compelling like how to pack your lunch with Tupperware so that it doesn't spoil in the office right because we're GonNa make content needed to the platform that we're using. I want you to get that content and I want you to take it to corporators. People they look at here is Joni in Florida. And she made this specific linked in how. What market are you missing for the whole corporate sector? Who aren't using 'em buying and leveraging Tupperware I mean you just you gotta be you got to be the key museum? Curators the dough sent. And you know the proponent the patron all in one for the next twelve months thank you thank hugh how can how can we find you and your awesomeness on instagram. I founded Infinite Shine E. N. T.. I love that. Thank you sir I appreciate you make you. I'll go next Great Cara High Lame. It's Kirikkale Hill. I am an instagram strategist. And the creator of the Graham Guide right. which is my online course for teaching virtual business owners how to market themselves on instagram? Awesome welcoming being here. Why thank you so much? So so my question for you. Johnson is I just launch. Like horse This past week. So we're in the middle of launching. Oh my God congratulations thank you yeah all right all right so So yeah so we're wanting this week and I'm just kind of planning for twenty twenty mean planning ahead so I would eventually like to relaunch again and like end of January and my question is like how do you Relaunch goes the same product but not burn out your audience in the in the process so like if you're launching the same thing how are you making sure that you're making it like still stole relevant to the audience. Well this is. I was asked a similar question if you weeks ago at a conference and somebody had said you know Jasmine Mike. I had a very small instrument falling in a very small list and I ended up doing twenty eight thousand dollars on this launch and everybody clapped it up. We were so thankful like this is like incredible amazing and she's like and then I launched it three months later and I didn't break ten thousand. She's like I think it's because I was as you know in authentic on instagram and I took a step back and was like that has nothing to do with it. The issue became you launched to the same audience this the same offering and just a small percentage of people who said no the first time will probably say yes the second time and it'll be half of that a quarter quarter of that the third time he launch so what we have decided to do on the inside of social curator is launched just twice a year. And I'm not saying that's what you should you do for a course but what we have discovered through trial and error is that you have to let your you have to let your audience breathe because if you're only known for selling and the let's just be realists do some simple math it's like you want to launch in less than eight weeks again. She going through a promotional period. Then you're going through the holidays then you do the New Year and then you want to launch again and it's like statistically you're gonNA be putting your back up against a wall I'm just might that's like my gut unless unless you decided to go so oh hard in creating so much free content to build your list and you were running ads to build your list and you were running ads to have people engage more with your videos in your content because in order for you to have equal success from launch one to launch to. You probably have to double the size of your current following in so one we just math and this is only us doing math. Ever I refuse like there was a while when I would take like a flop launch or something that we just didn't do so well I would take it personally like it was me like they said no to me and it was like this whole awakening in two thousand eighteen that I realized they're not saying not me. They're saying no to that offer so I then have one of two options I get to create a new offer that they may see us you or two. I expand my list in such a way that when I present it to a brain audience they have the propensity to say yes. Gotcha okay so just focusing on like lists building and do you think is like a long enough time or do you think I should be pushed it out and really just focused on building. At that time I would say the Max to launch. A course would be once a quarter. Okay like yeah I in less you have some other avenue of really doubling tripling your list and following. I would say like once every three months is going to be like that sweet spot because you have do the warm up and then you have the closing card it's like it's a lot of promotional time and people and here's the thing the minute people feel sold to three consecutive times without without any buffer time they will tune you out or on follow so there's God it's always like to me it's always been like seventy five to eighty percent. Give give give give and when it comes to ask ask. It's at twenty to twenty five percent of the time awesome. That's amazing okay. Perfect thank you somewhere. Thank you so much. How can people find you in instagram? They can find me at At Cara Keira Underscore Kahlil thank you. I appreciate it can care of. y'All I love these coaching sessions with Social Security members. They come to the table with such amazing questions. Brilliant minds and beautiful heart. To Learn More About Carrot Jill Sarah Kathleen in Kendra. You can check out the show notes linked in the episode description wherever you are tuning in from today. So that's all for now if you have enjoyed this podcast podcast and you haven't yet. Can you please be sure to subscribe or leave a review or heck if you WANNA do both the Jasmine Stars show. We'll thank thank you. I just referred to this podcast in third person. I mean you guys. I'm sitting here trying to be cool and I'm missing the mark. Okay you'll forgive me my apologies in advance. But Hey if you're just as Dorky as I am ill appreciate that. I hope you have a great week and I will see you on our next episode soon.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

09:32 min | 11 months ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"That you are not consistent is because you're concerned of what other people are going to think and went to say but if you're going to let that would other people say stop you from building your business friend. I'm going to tell you you don't want it bad enough. Would I have come to know. Is that that somebody else's opinions of you doesn't pay your bills if you made it to this point in the conversation if you made it to this point in the class I know oh you want it so in order for you to crew how bad you want you have to be consistent and you have to say I'm ready and if you're ready to show up I am telling you don't have to do it alone for years. I tried building. Business was lonely and it was tiresome but I'm here to tell you that I'm guessing you want more. I'm guessing you need more and when I'm sitting here telling you. Is that when when you know. You're Jim Customer and you know how to the content and you know how to be consistent you will double Your Business period the act but when I am trying to extend you don't have to build your business in his Bhai. Your Day sells you don't have to guess or hope anymore. Like I hope two thousand twenty year. Why why do I'm have to keep on running in the same Dang circle because one of twenty twenty was the year that you could finally stop ewing lost and you could find and stop feeling overwhelmed and you can finally say I have a plan because the thing that I know is social? Security is focused on getting results. I do not want to attract to anybody who he's not willing to know their customer who is not willing to create their content and who is not willing to be consistent because I am proud of the results that we you get with thousands of business owners why we do it together. We keep each other accountable and we call each other out A. You said you're GonNa go live this week. What happened? Did you get scared. You're worried about sharing your home girl from Nineteen ninety-six who sat math classes. That you'd never amount to something you're worried about. She's he's GonNa say now. Stop carrying start. Doing Denise said two hundred shied from one K weekend Jay says has to keep leaving comments. I did that. Jay says to keep deming. I did that Jason's to keep teaching others. How to talk back to you I did that? Success doesn't come to those who wait but to a those who keep showing up almost a thousand dollars a weekend. Why because she's cute because she's special because she's an influence no because she showed showed up? So how does this work. How social curator work where you can find it? All we can short cut it by getting to social curator DOT COM or fledged. Join because what I want to do. Beer Guy and what I want to do is to be your coach but in order for you to understand what that actually looks like the group. Coaching is actually me in the group doing this I teach content. We lay out the action plan. We have accountability. I bring on coaching. We bring on people the say this is who I want to do it with great but we do this on the inside of a credit community of other business owners who are showing up asking asking questions in different industries but creating ideas and swapping synergy and say hey can we collaborate and hey can we need up and hey can I or you and for those people actually want to do the work would they need accountability. Join us in our productivity power hour this study hall for entrepreneurs you come into the group or one hour and we just sit on our computers and we captions and we post and we talk about getting the work done. Why no excuses? We get results a case At isn't enough. I love to bring industry professionals like my personal mentor. James Webb more to teach classes like my good friend and gangster boss Baid Amy Porterfield to teach classes with house and Sunny Leonard Uzi. They've all come into this class to share their knowledge. Because they're like jasmine something. Special is happening here. You're in we want to be a part of it but you might be saying Jasmine. I don't know how to open social. I just don't have what it takes. We give reasons for your for success and we stepped listening to the excuses. Listen I know you can post your own videos and you can post photos but on the day that you're in a pinch and you're like I. I don't hear boosts go into your content library. Where every month you get a whole new batch of lifestyle stock photos for you to share or your podcast for Instagram Cam? For blog posts we will super we also provide thirty caption templates on daisy right. I don't know what to say Jasmine. I'm drawing a blank. Fill in the blanks and customized for Your Business. BOOB will give you the words we give you reasons well. Excuse it if you're like Jasmine. I'm a photographer. Offer or Jasmine. I WanNa work with the photographer. Great every month we give you photo ideas for your photo shoot. Go and do the work. That's what we're here now. Now you're saying Jackson. I really WANNA show up on facebook stories. INSTAGRAM stories. Great we provide social story solutions for you every single month you drag Doug and you drop into instagram and Yoga customize it for Your Business and on the Cape Jasmine. I just don't really know how to great one on an all out to provide videos to show you how to do it. We want reasons and not excuses. So what is social curator. It's group coaching with yours. Truly no nonsense crazy leading. WHO'S GONNA call you out to the carpet? Every single month you're GONNA get frightened. It group support and accountability ability. People who WanNa do like with you and see you succeed we get guest masterclasses you get social media content no excuses for forty nine dollars hours a month and for those people who say I am committed to the full twelve months to double my business. You will save eighty nine dollars but it's not does that. We want people were going to come in and say I WANNA be your for the year because I want to prove to myself that I'm GonNa make this work. If you're committed to the annual membership you get a whole bunch of other bonuses. y'All you get early access. You get extra photos just to start off today. Let's here's another twenty because what no excuses uses you get access to the brand builder workshop. This is where I teach you how to build your brand valued at two hundred ninety nine dollars in its yours for free you're gonNA featured featured in our social curator directory. You'RE GONNA get surprised bonuses in perks throughout the year and ladies and gentlemen for the first time in social curator history. We are closing enrollment. Don't we've never done this before. But twenty twenty is my ear to say I have to do business differently. Why because as I care about the people who are on the inside? I don't want any distractions. I want people who are series. I want people who want to be accountable to their dreams and their business and I want to be on twelve month journey with people who say Jasmine. I'm ready to show up in so Abdullah. Legit I committed to doubling resistance in twenty twenty. The question is are you if you are social curator dot com slash join. y'All got to get the party started. Open here okay. Let's cancel orphan. I'm here I'm going to get into your questions and answers we're GONNA workshop. We're GONNA deep dive. This is a live class so we're going to open up the chat box you're going to be using the chat inevitable During the using the question box just for questions now. Here's the thing. Remember at the beginning of the class. Told you take take good notes. Why I want you to take a photo of your notes and I want you to post it on social media and tag me now? You don't have to do this now. Do not do this now. Do not do this now. Now do this within twenty four hours K.. Do this in twenty four hours because two winners are going to be selected to get a hundred dollar Amazon Gift Card. Yes I am going to pay you to post on social media. Why why why this is crazy? I WANNA see your notes because I want you taking action taking action friends. You need to show up. You need to show your work. You need to show your process so that your followers see how dedicated you are to building the business of your dreams. You need to stop with the excuses. Push yourself to social social media today. No excuses why. Why yelling at you right now? I'm not yelling at me. I'm yelling with you. RAR here we go. You need to show up on social social media to Double Your Business was running twenty. That's it that's it. If you want to double social media is a Free Avenue Avenue for more people to talk about what you do if you decide to make the commitment while we're live in this class only when we are live you will also get it a bonus masterclass that is exclusive as a bonus how to raise your prices and not lose customers. Raise your prices not not lose customers taught by my personal mentor. James Whitmore I invested forty thousand dollars to work with James Lead more and he came into the social security group and shared this class included as part.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

08:44 min | 11 months ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"I do not post pictures of my husband because I think he's cute hugh or funny or smarts. I believe he has all of those things but I am not boosting photos of him. In that capacity I post photos of my husband as a category worry. Because he's my business partner. Jd handles all of the finances and the legal and he's building up a program for our employees so when I talk talk about jd in my business. I don't have to say by social curators I get to say my husband is my business partner. We get to do life together and in fact right now. He's in the chats and he's incubate and he's talking to you guys right now if you're getting a response from him you're not getting a response was cute or funny. You're getting a response from the CO visionary of Central Central Curator. Let's get to talk about my business without having to Selma business. Another one of my categories or colts that share no studies have shown that people people on social media like to self identify so when somebody sees a AH quote and they read it they. That's like me. There is a higher probability that they're gonna like the vote or they're gonNA leave a comment. So what I want to do. I want to put out clothes that help people self identify themselves with me because the more the people self identified with me the more that they know me and trust me so I get to talk about me in relation to my business without having to sell my business. Another one of my categories is the books that in reading. I don't write books. I don't sell sell books but I talk about the books because I wanted to put out when I want to attract. I want to put out that. I want to attract people who like education people like self off Betterman people who like self-development people like business books. I am putting out what I want to attract so now ladies and gentlemen now that we're getting the wheels turning attorney that when you plan your categories to talk about your business without having to sell your business I ain't going to ask you to please select nine to twelve categories. Gorey's why nine to twelve when you go to instagram and go to profile. What do you see nine when you scroll up the twelve? Now if you go to my instagram account I want you to keep it real when you go to my extra account. One remains low photos. You will see a photo of JD. Whenever having natural photos you will see a quote when every match voters during the the books that reading every nine trouble picture my dog every night? There's some coffee. All of these categories empower me to talk about my business without having to sell my business now but this point in time your mind is going in. You're like okay okay. Got It but jasmine I only got like three or four categories raise a solution among here was solutions on the security. We give you specific ideas for categories every month because as we want collaborative brainstorming for people's business what I do or other people say. Oh Hey I need that industry. These are some Mike. Had all of a sudden we'd created synergy to that we save save time when it comes to planning content and I don't know about you about to turn music on about to dance but not before we finish this class so we've gone through the first. I two sections of our plan number one customer number two content. You have to know your customer so that you can create content to target get them which leads us into third step of growth and that's consistency. Consistency is your ability to say dedicated to your vision. You did and this is the hardest part of doubling your business showing up every day on social media. I get it. This is another struggle of like. Wow I gotta post on Instagram today. Great wait you're telling me I gotTa do a facebook book live girl. Stop the Daydream Kim. I'm here to tell you that consistency doesn't have to be hard I. AM here right now. With by promising commitment to give you three ways to get consisted today three ways to get consistent today issue writing notes this goes under the consistency section in your way of getting instant is to plan one week. At a time. Every Sunday I sit down and map out what I am hosting for the week. Now I didn't I write all of my social media content. I this planet out so Sunday I sat down and he said Oh I'm I'm going to be teaching a live class on Tuesday. I should write about the live classroom Tuesday and on Monday. I'm going to be doing something else and on Wednesday I should talk about this all I do. Okay I write out what I'm going to post and making the plan that seventy percent of the work because what happens is when you wake up and you're like oh I don't know devos. The order was the forget it. I'm just post if you know what you're GonNa both booboo do the work so now let you plan out a week of content. Step number two to is to identify advance during the week. Are there any holidays happening. What coming up is Martin Luther? King Day you WanNa know what I'm GONNA put some Martin Luther King Day an inspirational clue why it's one of my categories. Hey I'm planning contacted me know. My Dad's birthday is also in January Put that in my content calendar so I'm creating content. That empowers me to be in alignment with my categories that I'm actually using. Oh in Dover Getting Social Your Holidays National Best Friend Day. Hey Hey talk about your best friend in relation to your business without having to sell your business consistently set number three that you can start taking action. Is I want you to fill in the gaps with your categories. It's so I look at the week and I say this is what I'm going to talk about. And then look at the weekend is any other events or holidays any to talk talk about that helps me join the social conversation. And lastly where there are gaps. And they're talking about when my categories in fact if you're watching this live on Tuesday yesterday on Monday I posted a picture of my husband. Stay in true to my categories so friends what have we tell ourselves different story. Would we tell ourselves that consistency assistance. He doesn't have to be hard. All we need is a plan now. I know that there's this station to think it's not gonNA work. Look at Syra Services. I've been consistently showing on instagram for the last month. The last month and my story views are hundreds in game. Six hundred dollars did anything else. Besides be consistent Amazon shout. You're winning the game. I'm going to introduce you. To Phillips. Lorraine in launch strategies she teaches business owners how to launch their products and services out into the world and she was successful she was doing her Dang thing but she needed social media media but she said social media like a big hassle and not worth the effort. I promise myself to go all in social curator appear jasmine. Even help me to let go of the idea that social has to be perfect helped me to be consistent helped me to focus less on metrics and more on connection and and help me do. Did I save me consistent. Yes Queen that is my mantra consistency. So what happens. Loris is joining social character. I landed ended a collaboration with my dream. Brand landed my dream clients and caught my advertising costs by eighty five percent dream brand dream client and cut advertising costs but wait there's more she says. The numbers speak for themselves might business double old this year to four hundred eleven thousand dollars. Two hundred and sixty four and seventy five percent of my leads came from instagram. Laura started off saying social media's a big hassle and in one year doubled her business cut her advertising housing costs in eighty five percent and now seventy five percent of our leads comes from one social platform. So my question to you right now and be one hundred with me. What's stopping you from being consistent? I have a really good guess. What is stopping you from being consistent? You will tell me who am I to share this. Somebody else's already doing this. Jasmine my business. Thousands of other people do wit and they always talk about it and they have been following or you will tell Jasmine what are people gonna think of me. The reason.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

10:12 min | 11 months ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"I think that we want. y'All twenty twenty is a leap year. I don't know about you but I am ready to Lee. Okay now now you might not know me and you might be sitting here not thinking that you agree. Twenty twenty is a different year. I am asking you. Do you feel that back because there's a lot of us in this room right now. I'm being real. Who are feeling overwhelmed? They're feeling stressed. There feeling lost and I can tell. Oh you that you are not alone. I have felt the same for years. I have endured that I have found a way through and and what I can tell you that people have gone before me in after me and they aren't doing it along and one of the things that had transformative effects on doing things together with the ability to double your business without losing your time or seeing awesome media. I am here for this now. My mission today. What I want to do is after this class? You will have a clear plan of action. I'm going to give you everything that I know and if you've ever watched an online class before you will know that there's going to be an offer at the end like that's just the way it works but I am only here to literally you everything I know. No bars held. No secrets grits at the end if you want more help and you want to go deeper with your social media strategy and you want to get more results. You're not going to be left hanging. I will be talking about social security at the end but please no. It's coming only for death. Not Her anything else but here before we get started. You're probably thinking. Is this the goal for me. Is this the first guy I'm here to tell you. We're GONNA dive in to a quick win something in the next six minutes that you can do today however dose. I didn't warn you. I want you to take some really awesome notes. There is a surprise at the end. So don't say I didn't warn you know what's coming. Let's I've then to your quick win. So let's say you are a business owner and I am a perspective customer in an on Instagram. Or I'm on facebook and running to figure out cool argue if you want me to buy from you I need to know what you sell and I need to know who it's for what you sell and who it's for because studies have shown that you have less than seven seconds to convert somebody who just came across your profile to have them become a follower. So what can you do or business in seven seconds. That's going to get the right kind of follower friends. I'M GONNA walk through a boss bio these are five five steps to a boss that you can create today to start the foundation of getting somebody who's randomly followed you to make sure that they become a follower and then into a customer so the first step of your boss of five steps is number one get focused with your title I want. I want you to describe what you do in the easiest way possible. Sometimes I like looking for tigers and they will on their instagram BIOS. I'm applying purveyor. Family heirlooms at less legacy. Am Mike. Grow your photographer. Or sometimes they come across like a coaches and they say that I'm a female Oracle embodiments of the new moon. And I'm like your life coach right like I want you to explain what you do in your business like. I'm five years old. Let's see how my destruction plays out in my boss Bio I'm a business strategist. I'm a photographer. That's it get down to business number two of five of your bus by. Is You have to list the benefits for your followers. Why should somebody follow you because we have to realize that on instagram and facebook and linked did? It's not enough for you to have have great photos. It's not enough for you to be an influence or it's not even enough to have an amazing product or service you have to tell people the benefits of following you the benefit of following me. I tell you straight out I help you grow social platforms. That's it you follow me because the benefit is helping when you go social platforms. We have to understand that your instagram account is not about you. It's about what you can do or your are followers. Because your followers will soon become customers. He took the attention off you and you put it back on them and tell them. This is what I'm giving step. Step number five a super three of five of your boss by is who is your account for. I want you to get very very specific now. I know there's too soon. Tation to say new Jasmine I'm everyone but until you identify a small group of people they will then become your future customers because it feels like you're speaking to them. Who is my account for entrepreneurs? Do I know other people who are not business owners who follow me. Yes of course but who do I say on for WHO. I create content tit for entrepreneurs that is what I do so my description business strategy photographer. What are the benefits I help you go social platforms? who was at four entrepreneurs because when an account feels like it's tailor made for follower? If anybody ever tells you how did you know that that's what I needed to hear. You're good for you. Because when that account feels like it's for them there's a higher likelihood of them becoming costumer. I don't care give hundred thousand followers what I want you to have one hundred thousand customers and when you tell people who your account is for it changes the game point number four of your boss bio turn your followers into customers is basic contact information. How do I contact you? I will do thousands of Every single month literally and and like I don't know how to email you or your phone number or do you want me to buy it. You're visible occasion. I don't have an address. I don't mean I can't even Hashtag your city like tell me how can I connected you. I am very open on social. If you want to connect with the team Info at Jasmine Star Dot Com. We will get that response within one for hours. Step that number five of your boss bio remember. We're just at a quick win. We're just at the beginning. This is hey take action do it today. This is called up Harley fever. I want you to give a gift now. You might be saying Janet. I'm in the business of business. I'm not out here trying to get kids. But I'M GONNA come back united before you ask for something you you gotta give something when you give without expectation people trust you and when people trust you. There's a higher likelihood of them becoming customer in fact when you sign up for this class I gave you a workbook. A free workbook that you could follow along with class is to make sure that you're staying on track eight you something before I ever ask for something. So what are a few ideas that you can do in your business when you do e Book Guy. I check lists details. I mean there's a lot of ideas you can do. I want you to give without expectation. So let's take a look at my account to see how it's done. I'm always giving stuff away away all the time why I wanNA build trust and what I do as I say. Hey here's a free gift. Go here to download it boom bang done that right there friends. If you're like Jasmine I'm trying to get customers. How does your boss bio stack up number one description? Tell me what you do and explain it like I'm five. What are the benefits? Why should I follow you number three? Who is your account for number four? How do I get in contact with you at a number of I? Are you giving somebody something to build trust before you ask them to buy we. I don't know about you about your about to turn up because this right here. France in seven minutes. I just gave you something that you can do today to have a transformative effect on your business now. I know that in the beginning I started off by saying some of US are turned up. Some of US are crying for twenty twenty as some of us are feeling tired and stressed in overwhelms and when in high said I know exactly how you going to be one hundred with you and let you know that in two thousand five I was at. Ucla Law School on a full ride scholarship. I was tired. I was stressed. I was overwhelmed in. I looked around at everybody else in everybody else was tired stressed and overwhelmed and I was just. It's like well. I guess this is just what I have to do. It wasn't until my first year of Law School that my dad called me. And he said Jasmine your mom on how to relax a brain cancer. I was no longer just tired stress overwhelmed. I became wildly depressed. My mom was is and is everything to me and I realized that in that moment that life is short. My mom was fifty years old and I was twenty five in. I was slapped with the realization. That life is short if I had twenty five years left in my life I don't WanNa die a lawyer so I had to make make the decision to say I leaving law school. I'm going to move back home with my mom. I climbed into bed with her that night and I thought to myself I just made the best decision of my life and three months later I planned a wedding to Mary. My high school sweetheart and the doctor said she wouldn't walk and the doctor said she wouldn't talk and the doctor said she would never be able to travel. She walked down the aisle to narrate my best friend. And the best news about all of this. Is that my mother. Texted me this morning to wishing luck on today's class. Her life was a wild reckoning of the things that I had to wake up and say you deserve more. You deserve more than being tired stressed and overwhelmed in fact one of the nicest questions that my brand new husband asked me we got married. We come home and and get a letter from Ucla Jasmine. It's time for you to go back and I started crying. Those heated there and I don't want to go back and my husband asked me one question. If you could do one the thing for the rest of your life and be happy. What.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

09:57 min | 11 months ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"Hey there and welcome back to the Jasmine Star show where you'll hear everything from tactical business strategies to amazing interviews and pay my musings about life and how to stand in your purpose purpose but now it's time to get this podcast party started because I don't know if you've left your house at some point in the last year here. I'm sure you know the woman I had a conversation with a few months ago. Rachel Hellas is a powerhouse and in this episode which is a replay from her podcast. CAST call rise. We go deep talking about our shared background and having the data CD to dream despite what others might have told us. I think you're GonNa love this episode as much as we loved recording it so without further ado. Here's my interview on Rachel Hollis's rise podcast. Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. Jasmine I am a longtime fan. So I'm earning out a little bit that I get to talk to you. I wish you were like hanging out in real life drinking coffee or having wine or during something fun but this is pretty good too. It is pretty good and drinking coffee. So you know we're chatting and drink coffee that's two out of the five things. Okay we're starting off on a good bit So I would love it if you would tell listeners. Who maybe aren't as familiar with you? You or who are and just want to go the story again. Tell us about who you are what you do and how you got here well. My name is Jasmine Star and photographer for in business. Strategist and I happen to believe in no that I like to make wild ideas come to life so to kind of put like what it means to pursue my career in a box would be. It'd be a really wonky box. I just crea- I love creating and I love when people say can't be done because I'm there's like watch me let's just kinda create eight along the way and so how that's manifested itself is. I picked up a camera after dropping out of law school when I saw my mom had a relapse with brain cancer and realize as the enormity and beautiful -ness of life and they realized how short it was and I thought to myself I am on the wrong path in so what does it look like for me to course correct in order to have my mom's legacy intact but the best part of it is that my mom is still here with us today. That was a time in my life where it was just like a big reckoning wing and against all the odds she's arrived in against all the odds. I had taken the camera. I didn't know how to work or what to do. And I was terrible when I first started boarded up. The pictures are awful But you know after you enroll in the university. Google you've figured out figure out like you could really make things things work and three years later. I was voted one of the top ten photographers in the world. And the game is changed and I think that was the first time in my life where I realize that for for people who have the ability to dream. Things are possible so when people tell me we will jasmine. It's talking to work or the odds are stacked against me or I don't think it's possible I look at them and I just say everything is possible. How bad do you want it? I love that I love it and I have a hundred thousand questions so a MM first of all. I have heard that before I listened to your interview with Ed. My less I love so much. I love his podcast. I tell listeners about all the time But there's a great interview interview Between he and Jasmine just getting into that story in that journey for you and I loved hearing about that prompt. Like you're doing this this thing which I think I remember you saying was a pretty big deal culturally for your family that you were going to law school is that right. Oh completely I'm a first generation Latina a first generation college student first-generation Post Grad student. It was like a big thing for an immigrant family but more so it was a big thing for people from like the body. Oh to see somebody we do big things and they felt like. Am I going to let people down. That was my biggest worry. Yeah that's a lot of responsibility. I know one of our team members who has I've been with me for ever. She starred as my sister now. She works in operations. Name's Michelle Shutout She grew up in. La Her she is Latina and that is is something she's talked about. A lot is not really seeing examples of who she supposed to aspire to be like outside of the entertainment industry Who are the women that she supposed to stay in business or that she's supposed to admire so? I love that you started out doing something that you you know to to sort of pave away and now you're doing it totally like an even bigger platform than you would. If you had become a lawyer thousand percent in I believe in and to all the Latinas who are lawyers like my. Hat's off to you when you are when you are walking in your purpose people can see it and they feel like it would have been disingenuous if I was just like. This is the thing I have to do therefore I must instead. It's like people especially in the community. That is supportive and loving you. They want you to win. Nobody's sitting there wagging they're Brown. Fingers here is being like. She's not GonNa do it. No support it. They want they want us to win. But I think without a clearly identified plan in goal. We sometimes flounder. Asking in for help was like a big thing but also admitting say if if I believe in this dream and if I can get other people to support me along the way that it will be a manifestation of all of our collective desires and wishes that's awesome and tell me about the camera because this was did you buy it for yourself or did your husband buy it for you like that. I like okay okay so I okay so the thing was I left law school. I had a full ride scholarship to UCLA. Law School. And I left law school with the full. Knowing that I was going to go back I was going to reclaim my scholarships caller ships. And I just needed to be with my mom during this really difficult time in our lives and during that time my long term boyfriend of nine years proposed and we planned and wedding in three months because the doctors had said it was time to plan a funeral and the one thing I need my mom to see me is to get married and so the doctor said she wouldn't walk and the doctor doctor said she wouldn't talk and the doctor said she wouldn't be cleared to fly and as a walking miracle that she is she did all of those things and when we came back it was like I I just felt the force in the gravity of everything she fought for to be on that day and I thought to myself is that the life I want to claim going back and doing the safe path and I sat down with dinner received a letter from Ucla law school and it came on pink paper and we were living in this dive apartment in this totally ripe neighborhood of La. Hey and I opened this and it said you know this is the form you have to fill out to come back and get your place their second semester. Ucla and I thought to myself. This is the saddest. I think I've ever been in a while L.. And he asked me if you could do one thing for the rest of your life and be happy. What would it be and they said? I think I want to be a photographer. Wow he said okay you. You don't have a camera like I didn't have combined owner camera. I've never used a camera but in my mind I was like. Hey that thing I could do it and other people would hear that story and they would probably Italy's they like Oh good luck you bless your heart we're in the South Bay bless your heart. And he didn't he didn't he believed in he believed in the dream and and He had a conversation after it was Christmas Day. Two thousand five. I open this camera and I am not a crier casually joke that I'm like the Tin Man I am holding the camera. And I'm crying but two thousand five was such a hard year for me. I left law school. I mean he's still having a lot of issues with my mom. I had no money I I had just gotten married not living in a place that does driving at two thousand. Two Honda accord with an oxidized hood. And I was working part time at a church I was like I was just like hot mess mess and he said take a year just one year one year. If it doesn't work you can go back to law school. Because I had three hundred to three or wanted to go back and they said okay. Let's take this year but I did not open the camera in two thousand five because the two thousand five is not A. You're ever want to repeat my life but on January first two thousand six. I Open that box and I thought to myself this is it. We're GONNA do things with this camera and we did that. So tell me this because I also am Have a like a master's degree in Google. It is literally happened my company a hundred percent. I heard that I thought was so good. Like in an an age of this much information to remain ignorant about. Something is an active choice. There is so good there is so much information that exists this out there for free So tell me what you did. You open up that camera and you go from never having done this to your being named one of the biggest photographers in the world. Give me some of those steps from there to you. Know How do you go from the bottom to the top in our here. A who doesn't love a little today craft. Let's Okay so let's just break this down into listeners. WHO MAY NOT HAVE THE PASSION FOR GRAFFITI? It's like step number one is reverse engineer. What you want so picture where you want to be about a year and then work backwards backwards from there in so I knew that I had one year to really make or break this thing and I thought to myself in one year how would I measure whether or not I can? Actually they make this work and I thought to myself okay in one year if I could book three gigs and if I could shlep bags in intern and if I could just just take a photo of it didn't look like the worst ever to take those. I was shooting low here but when I had a clearly identified sense of success assess how I defined it and some people look at success. Isn't having a a private jet and it's not having a yacht and it's not having a home in this particular zip code. Success is how you define it if that is picking up your child every day from school then that success success have dinner with your family every.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

09:57 min | 11 months ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"Hey there and welcome back to the Jasmine Star show where you'll hear everything from tactical business strategies to amazing interviews and pay my musings about life and how to stand in your purpose purpose but now it's time to get this podcast party started because I don't know if you've left your house at some point in the last year here. I'm sure you know the woman I had a conversation with a few months ago. Rachel Hellas is a powerhouse and in this episode which is a replay from her podcast. CAST call rise. We go deep talking about our shared background and having the data CD to dream despite what others might have told us. I think you're GonNa love this episode as much as we loved recording it so without further ado. Here's my interview on Rachel Hollis's rise podcast. Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. Jasmine I am a longtime fan. So I'm earning out a little bit that I get to talk to you. I wish you were like hanging out in real life drinking coffee or having wine or during something fun but this is pretty good too. It is pretty good and drinking coffee. So you know we're chatting and drink coffee that's two out of the five things. Okay we're starting off on a good bit So I would love it if you would tell listeners. Who maybe aren't as familiar with you? You or who are and just want to go the story again. Tell us about who you are what you do and how you got here well. My name is Jasmine Star and photographer for in business. Strategist and I happen to believe in no that I like to make wild ideas come to life so to kind of put like what it means to pursue my career in a box would be. It'd be a really wonky box. I just crea- I love creating and I love when people say can't be done because I'm there's like watch me let's just kinda create eight along the way and so how that's manifested itself is. I picked up a camera after dropping out of law school when I saw my mom had a relapse with brain cancer and realize as the enormity and beautiful -ness of life and they realized how short it was and I thought to myself I am on the wrong path in so what does it look like for me to course correct in order to have my mom's legacy intact but the best part of it is that my mom is still here with us today. That was a time in my life where it was just like a big reckoning wing and against all the odds she's arrived in against all the odds. I had taken the camera. I didn't know how to work or what to do. And I was terrible when I first started boarded up. The pictures are awful But you know after you enroll in the university. Google you've figured out figure out like you could really make things things work and three years later. I was voted one of the top ten photographers in the world. And the game is changed and I think that was the first time in my life where I realize that for for people who have the ability to dream. Things are possible so when people tell me we will jasmine. It's talking to work or the odds are stacked against me or I don't think it's possible I look at them and I just say everything is possible. How bad do you want it? I love that I love it and I have a hundred thousand questions so a MM first of all. I have heard that before I listened to your interview with Ed. My less I love so much. I love his podcast. I tell listeners about all the time But there's a great interview interview Between he and Jasmine just getting into that story in that journey for you and I loved hearing about that prompt. Like you're doing this this thing which I think I remember you saying was a pretty big deal culturally for your family that you were going to law school is that right. Oh completely I'm a first generation Latina a first generation college student first-generation Post Grad student. It was like a big thing for an immigrant family but more so it was a big thing for people from like the body. Oh to see somebody we do big things and they felt like. Am I going to let people down. That was my biggest worry. Yeah that's a lot of responsibility. I know one of our team members who has I've been with me for ever. She starred as my sister now. She works in operations. Name's Michelle Shutout She grew up in. La Her she is Latina and that is is something she's talked about. A lot is not really seeing examples of who she supposed to aspire to be like outside of the entertainment industry Who are the women that she supposed to stay in business or that she's supposed to admire so? I love that you started out doing something that you you know to to sort of pave away and now you're doing it totally like an even bigger platform than you would. If you had become a lawyer thousand percent in I believe in and to all the Latinas who are lawyers like my. Hat's off to you when you are when you are walking in your purpose people can see it and they feel like it would have been disingenuous if I was just like. This is the thing I have to do therefore I must instead. It's like people especially in the community. That is supportive and loving you. They want you to win. Nobody's sitting there wagging they're Brown. Fingers here is being like. She's not GonNa do it. No support it. They want they want us to win. But I think without a clearly identified plan in goal. We sometimes flounder. Asking in for help was like a big thing but also admitting say if if I believe in this dream and if I can get other people to support me along the way that it will be a manifestation of all of our collective desires and wishes that's awesome and tell me about the camera because this was did you buy it for yourself or did your husband buy it for you like that. I like okay okay so I okay so the thing was I left law school. I had a full ride scholarship to UCLA. Law School. And I left law school with the full. Knowing that I was going to go back I was going to reclaim my scholarships caller ships. And I just needed to be with my mom during this really difficult time in our lives and during that time my long term boyfriend of nine years proposed and we planned and wedding in three months because the doctors had said it was time to plan a funeral and the one thing I need my mom to see me is to get married and so the doctor said she wouldn't walk and the doctor doctor said she wouldn't talk and the doctor said she wouldn't be cleared to fly and as a walking miracle that she is she did all of those things and when we came back it was like I I just felt the force in the gravity of everything she fought for to be on that day and I thought to myself is that the life I want to claim going back and doing the safe path and I sat down with dinner received a letter from Ucla law school and it came on pink paper and we were living in this dive apartment in this totally ripe neighborhood of La. Hey and I opened this and it said you know this is the form you have to fill out to come back and get your place their second semester. Ucla and I thought to myself. This is the saddest. I think I've ever been in a while L.. And he asked me if you could do one thing for the rest of your life and be happy. What would it be and they said? I think I want to be a photographer. Wow he said okay you. You don't have a camera like I didn't have combined owner camera. I've never used a camera but in my mind I was like. Hey that thing I could do it and other people would hear that story and they would probably Italy's they like Oh good luck you bless your heart we're in the South Bay bless your heart. And he didn't he didn't he believed in he believed in the dream and and He had a conversation after it was Christmas Day. Two thousand five. I open this camera and I am not a crier casually joke that I'm like the Tin Man I am holding the camera. And I'm crying but two thousand five was such a hard year for me. I left law school. I mean he's still having a lot of issues with my mom. I had no money I I had just gotten married not living in a place that does driving at two thousand. Two Honda accord with an oxidized hood. And I was working part time at a church I was like I was just like hot mess mess and he said take a year just one year one year. If it doesn't work you can go back to law school. Because I had three hundred to three or wanted to go back and they said okay. Let's take this year but I did not open the camera in two thousand five because the two thousand five is not A. You're ever want to repeat my life but on January first two thousand six. I Open that box and I thought to myself this is it. We're GONNA do things with this camera and we did that. So tell me this because I also am Have a like a master's degree in Google. It is literally happened my company a hundred percent. I heard that I thought was so good. Like in an an age of this much information to remain ignorant about. Something is an active choice. There is so good there is so much information that exists this out there for free So tell me what you did. You open up that camera and you go from never having done this to your being named one of the biggest photographers in the world. Give me some of those steps from there to you. Know How do you go from the bottom to the top in our here. A who doesn't love a little today craft. Let's Okay so let's just break this down into listeners. WHO MAY NOT HAVE THE PASSION FOR GRAFFITI? It's like step number one is reverse engineer. What you want so picture where you want to be about a year and then work backwards backwards from there in so I knew that I had one year to really make or break this thing and I thought to myself in one year how would I measure whether or not I can? Actually they make this work and I thought to myself okay in one year if I could book three gigs and if I could shlep bags in intern and if I could just just take a photo of it didn't look like the worst ever to take those. I was shooting low here but when I had a clearly identified sense of success assess how I defined it and some people look at success. Isn't having a a private jet and it's not having a yacht and it's not having a home in this particular zip code. Success is how you define it if that is picking up your child every day from school then that success success have dinner with your family every.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"Research. And we found this e counseling sling website called better help dot com. It's a convenient private affordable online counseling site and they have over two thousand therapist typist. You do not need insurance or anything to get started so better help dot com. I'll put it in the show notes and to take a little bit more of a serious note so if you do feel you are in a crisis and you need help immediately remember that you can call the national suicide prevention lifeline. It's it's one eight hundred two seven three talk or better yet. You can even text them. You can text talk to seven four one nine seven four one so you. My friend are not alone and Jasmine. I love that we did this together so we have to do it alone. I thank you so very much watch for. I love you dearly and thank you so much for coming on the show keeping Manno man. That conversation was one of the most raw conversations I ever had with a friend and let alone have that conversation recorded but amy and I opened up because we are so passionate about making sure. Sure that if you are suffering with depression this holiday season or any time of the year you are not alone. You are stronger than you think and there is nothing that can stop you from chasing your dreams please. The the one thing you take picked up from us if you would like to have the conversation with me and amy about this episode you can reach out to us at Jasmine Star and at any porterfield on instagram. We would love to connect with you and hear how you may have related to this episode and also maybe it helped on your journey. If you feel like somebody else could find this just as valuable please feel free to share it and tags so that we can support and join that conversation until next time friend. I will catch you on instagram. And please remember if you're listening to this. You're not alone. I'm standing with you wobbly. We knees shaky voice and all that good stuff..

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

13:52 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"Me. I'm Puerto Rican will throw you under a big yellow bus in two point five seconds black. Bless you might actually be California. Get over it out. I'm GONNA do right now. Don't judge me only only picturing like US standing at my house in a bikini and that's actually not I haven't been making us and tell us okay so we knew that right. Oh girl I hailed from the school of pieces. Don't don't get don't get it twisted but sir she comes in jeans with a bathing suit and a little cover up but she's going to pull party. Of course she is. She's fancy like that fancies relate really. It's actually a beach party for a twelve year old at Bolsa Chica. Fancy is not that I will girl get right. Come at me and I will come at you with a twelve year. Old Often. The J. cracking up but this is this is happy hour which is so appropriate when we're talking about depression yes I do love this but I love all these tools. I they wanted this to be a conversation about like what did we do we. I love to follow people. That are just a little bit or a lot ahead of me. Like they've kind of figured something Athena and there's a lot of stuff we have not figured out but with this. I feel like we've worked really hard on making ourselves better and healing healing ourselves around the depression so I thought we have to talk about what we've done ads. So you talked about the therapy but there's other stuff like when we were chatting in my office you talked about the mastermind wherein that's done absolutely in. I think that people listening could say well. I don't have support a family or I don't have a supported spouse right. Don't have sport of children and that could be true and let's back up one tiny second Dr Ayman since we're serving religious. Dr Ayman has a series of questions if I have applied them and I think it has had the most profound change in my perspective this in addition to other things but if anybody's listening and be like I'm tired of hearing these girls talk. I I want to make practical. Let's get into the practicality before we actually talked about the decisions we made as a result the practicality right so when you are having a negative or overwhelming thought the first things I write it down. There is something about writing the additive stopping and writing down. It's as if it's like an exorcism it comes out of you and then you see it forces you to look at it and Dr Very specific about that so you write it down okay so you write it down and then you ask yourself. So let's use you as an example Campobasso. If you would write something on your get what would be one thing that you're struggling with okay. So they're being one hundred hundred one hundred so I would say that that. There's a lot during to think of wine if I wanted to personal or business if I did business I'd say I can't get it all done fast enough off and if I don't I'm GonNa be Irrelevant K.. That's what you read in your paper. Okay in the second question is is this true. Aw Aw love. Acquisition and instantly. I know it is not true now. There could be people listening while it could be. Because there's sometimes I have deep thought dark mark thoughts that they'll very true such as my body will not release this weight so we got personal. We talked about my weight loss. There's as I get on the scale and it has. It moved for days and days Zor a week and I think my body wants to be fat like it will it will. I cannot lose weight and that fills true some days for me. Okay if we're looking at both the situation guy. I don't move fast enough. I'm going to be irrelevant. Yeah I am destined to remain this way. Yes and if we were to ask ourselves. Is this true and in even if you responded committee in the third question to ask yourself is am I a hundred percent certain of my response. Oh my gosh so right away it away right right away. Yeah it's no because we are not fortunetellers. We don't know with certainty if we are destined to be relevant over destined to be overweight. We don't know that right and then once we answer that then we know. How does it make me feel? How does let's just focus on business right okay? How does being irrelevant feel to you? It makes me feel small. It makes me feel scared. It makes me feel like I'm not enough. I'm less than or I'm good enough. And and once you and this is all written and once you see that. Do you think that those feelings will keep you from the purpose you have been sent here on the world. Yes and Yes yes last question. What would feeling the opposite of this? Like what if you were to look at that day. I'm going to be irrelevant. I'm not moving fast enough. We feel the negative emotions. What if you were to say I am moving at the right pace? I will always be relevant for a group of people. It would make me feel grounded in secure her and confident and excited or on the projects. I'm working on a these questions are good. We will certainly be listened them in the show notes. Stand okay so now. This is something I learned from. Our mastermind organizer Mentor Unicorn. James we are not our thoughts. He reminds me of that all the time. That the things things that we think are not us. They're just our thoughts so if we were to look at a piece of paper based on this like walking through from Dr Ayman we can choose to feel a relevant and lost and like things are passing. Are we choose to feel grounded and hopeful insecure. The choice is hours it takes just as much energy to feel fearful as it does decide I choose faith in setting Zion. This okay this is exactly you what I work on every single week with my weight loss coach and I think this is what has moved me so I love that. We're both are on the same. I didn't even know that you were diving into questions like that but I just realized this is exactly why I've been feeling so good lately is because I examined that like every day every day and what happens is people that I don't have time like I'm I'm in the car pool line. I'm at the grocery store. I have two jobs. I have a side hustle. When might you just walk diarrhea and like writing my issues down like a luxury? Listen booboo you do not take care curve yourself. There are a line of people who need you. So if you're in that car pool line you need to pull on over and you say baby. You'RE GONNA wait thirty seconds just got do this real quick. If you're at the grocery along you bring your phone you write it all down and then you ask yourself in this moment. I choose to feel what that has been the most profound difference in how I look at everything now. Do I think that I have the capacity to move through depression as a result of this process. No do I believe with all all of my heart that I have the capacity to change an expedite the process as a result of this hell. Yes Hell yes is right. I want to point now. You just reminded me of this when we were talking about it earlier. You brought up. Brunei Brown's Gold Plated Grit Grit JAP now with first of all with goldplated grit. If I came up for me when I called you to tell you I wanted to do an episode about my weight but I was scared to do cells and I thought that was a little bit mean to you. You were like you're doing it and you're telling the story about how you a lot of cupcake's that we're your size for his birthday. That was probably the hardest part of that push. Kevin Love. You do push me in love so with that though. I told Jasmine I said I don't WanNa do this episode about my weight and for those of you who haven't heard it. It was a while ago. I can and linked to it in the show notes. But I didn't WanNa do it because at the time I hadn't started losing weight I wasn't on a weight. Loss journey didn't have any tools to help me at the time so I had nothing to give in that moment except the truth that I don't like doing video because I am overweight. And that is embarrassing to me. That's all I had had to give in that episode. And you said that's enough and you brought up this gold plated grit so first of all we you tell people what that means. Because I don't do a good job explaining it but second. It came up when I asked you to talk about some of this. So Bernie Brown. She is like basically our best friend she never know a and you love her. Here's the thing I wonder. Why are your house not mine? Your House is way more show ready. Let's be like I was like Brennan. Welcome to my my house. Come into my closet. Her love her voice. She's an amazing and she's from Texas. Yes without. She's like y'all and she could say just so like Zola's a lot about words and I love that but coming from her. They're they're almost like sacrosanct regularly. Oh look how sweet bless her heart. Okay so she talks about gold plated grit and gold plated. Great is our ability to talk about things after. We've already accomplished them so how easy it is for us just to diminish how hard is situated was when we can just say l.. Guys I went on this journey I lost one hundred pounds and and this is how I did it. What we do by keeping our story to ourselves is inadvertently protecting ourselves protecting our ego? We do not want to be vulnerable because the minute you say. I'm on a weight loss journey all of a sudden. You give people immigration to watch you when you're out dinner right when you decide to have Glass of wine in so gold plated. Grit is talking about something. In retrospect in the thing that encouraged amy to do which would come back to haunt want me to today I was GONNA show up. You don't have to have the solution you just have to. I admit it and so when you invited me to come to the show I was just like oh no I'm not passed it. I cannot talk about it and I thought to myself. Oh Good God. Woman gives the advice you need to listen to and so this is me talking through it and now it's on tape and I. I hope that if not next year in eighteen even if it takes me ten years that I can look at this can say this was the first time it was very public and open about what the journey looks like from the inside. I truly truly hope so and I love that you shared it even though you might be still going through it in different ways. And I'm so very glad jasmine that you have come on the show and talked to all the bus about it because this is exactly what I wanted. I wanted a conversation around it and I think that's exactly what we got now. I also want to wrap things up with some resources in some tools to help anybody listening right now to find the support that they need but also jasmine. You have something really cool that you actually wrote about about this on instagram. I did did and I was kind of debating whether or not I would bring it up but I think you know we can always edit. It doesn't work okay. Okay so I think that I WANNA make sure standards at testament that when you ask for help you actually get it and when you talk to people actually arrive in ways you don't expect so so this was opposed to that. I wrote on June ninth and this was shortly after the passing of Kate spade and simply Dane and I just knew that I was in a funk and I knew that I felt like if I was feeling this way probably other phillies way and unbeknownst to me that when I open myself up people not only to support and help. They started reaching out and connecting with others. But but it also been the opportunity for any to invite me onto this show so whenever you feel like you are not enough you are and whenever you feel like you need help you can always ask for it so do nine.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

07:46 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"Talk to me about that so I would sit there for hours and then I would drive. How I it's so true? Do a little rain dance. Yeah that cargo the so you need the friends who will do the rain dance with you to make the clouds go away. I mean how perfect is that it is true and so those are some of the tools that I used. I wanted to share them with you because I told Jasmine I want to talk about how we got to a better place. We're not perfect. It's not totally gone but we are both in better places than we were with depression so I wanted to talk about how we got there so I actually love that because I feel like it's just encouragement for for what I am currently working through so all of those four main points you articulated or things that I am still doing so in light of a full disclosure. I have come a very long way and I look forward to the day that I can be just like amy and say it has been a thing that I have worked through and it is a thing that my pass pass. I am not quite there yet. I do struggle with it. I have come a long long long way a first steps and this and they just want to be make sure that I'm very open and super super respectful. I have to understand that my parents are immigrants. America is different how we navigate. Conversations is different in so I don't think they ever stigmatized the idea. Hi Dear of speaking to a therapist but they meet very very upper-class in so for people who aren't from California Kelvin is very segmented and it's admitted by county and so my parents it's L. A.. Through and through lake go Thatcher's that's my dad. Okay so when I told my parents go Thatcher's Eh. Okay so what. I told my dad that I really wanted that. I was going to start. Seeing a therapist holds up his pinky finger. Orange County Your Soldi Cownie Oni. And it was a joke it or as my dad says yoke okay so it was a joke. It was a joke but I think that it was a difficult conversation relation to have like. What does it mean because my whole childhood we had a groceries donated on the porch and we rode the bus to church? And so this idea of paying somebody he to cure you talk was foreign is like literally a flying pig and so I felt like what I realized I had to make. A hard decision was that I cannot expect. Act Anybody in my life to accept the responsibility to walk me through a very difficult path. So if you feel like you don't have that person that's okay your next objective would be to take the responsibility to find people in your life now. I will say that my husband is my best friend in just foundation and he is so good and he is so kind and he listens however. I also don't think that my husband should be a therapist. That's a great the point and I've had the luxury I think that's phenomenal but I also do think that I really wanted to have like a clear distinction and I'm just like Taipei. I'm very pig headed and I'm like well. Do you have a degree. So that was the first step so hearing that you found a great therapist and it's a big difference friends and there was a really really really dark time in my life and those are on Two Thousand Fifteen where. I knew that I had nowhere to go like. I was just rock bottom and I have nobody to talk to. I am just. I'm strung out like my heart. My soul feels those broken and so the minute. I found a therapist initially. I didn't think he was all that great. But I told myself and I tell people were looking for therapists is to be fair to yourself and to be fair to them and that would give him at least three opportunities of that. Because I feel like every therapist I've ever been to. I did not love them. We'll it's like you're literally going on a blind date right right and you know therapists websites are terrible. They basically need to go through one of our trainings to be like guys. You got a brand yourself. A student that he helps therapists with websites. It's because they're so god bless him terrible they literally say nothing so you kind of go in is literally a blind date and so I didn't really like vibe with all that much in the first time but he said Hey. My Rule of three three the second time he came around the third time was when he's just started kind of just like itemizing asking questions after the note that he takes. I'm seeing a pattern in the story that you're telling the wait you're talking and I was like okay. Let's go for meeting number four and then I had stayed with him for about three years in throughout that time when I was in a really really bad place that I felt that as a business expense I needed to get help. I couldn't keep running at that pace and so I met with him once a week. Doc for about six months and then from there started meeting every other week every three weeks once a month and that was the first step and then I just started taking the time in in my life and my business to start doing research like I needed to understand so I once heard this analogy when you break a bone you get an x ray and they find out. What's wrong with your bone than if you have a tumor? They ah or scan and banned it but if you go into your doctor and you say I'm sad like something's wrong with in my head. What what is done with that and I started doing research and I came across Dr here actually you Dr Ayman and he wrote a book and I think it's like a change your brain change your life of love? I love him. Oh I thought it was Ayman well. Here's the thing if you're religious it's because to me he's like Amen. Yes this man and then other people who are like agnostic. uh-huh Ahmed I'm just getting. I actually don't know the exact right right just like so really his book with like his book was Scientific Ryan's if proof. After years and years and years studying the brain is like the thoughts we have impact our break. They literally have a physical manifestation. If you think negative thoughts your your brain reacts to the negative thoughts and gives out physical manifestations of your thoughts it is no longer speculative it is just the truth and and so he had said that every morning he starts the date and he says today's going to be a great day and our brains are hard-wired to listen so it may create a distinction Asian the mind in the brain or two different things. This is you lost me. What do you mean so the mind is in control? Yeah and the brain is an Oregon. Okay so when you understand your mind you can control your organs so when you say your minds as I'm going to have a great day your brain then says yes. Yes Sir right away captain. We're GONNA make that happen. It's hardwired to listen. So if we have control of our mind and this is not like a feel good. Everything's going to be happy. Happy Hunky Dory. No this is literally the very first step that you can do also heard that when I'm Stein will go up. He would say thank you a hundred times before we got tab not as so good that actually makes emotional because Agu in all you do in every morning I put my hand on my heart and he thank you thank you okay. It's just because when you wake up and you think you just see the gratitude and Gosh Dang it. There are some really hard days but when you say I have a roof over my head I have have something in my refrigerator. have gas my car. We are literally the one percent when we say those three things. We're the one percent of the world and I think even even on the dark days you realize that we are just so so so lucky to be where we are and if we could find a glimmer of that silver lining already taking a step forward so real quick. Am I just making this lake. The is just happy hour. Jasmine Lake basically is like. We're getting drunk on sparkling water. y'All forgot to tell you she's also in a leading to. Oh my God are we going there. Are we going. Oh did not come at.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

11:40 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"I realized that it wasn't having an effect that I was still really really sad and I felt like that gray cloud that any describes so apropos. Like that's the perfect description. In addition to me feeling that way I felt cloudy I felt so much more sleepy. I didn't feel like I was who I was. I felt like I was a different person. And as a result of that I stopped taking the medication but that led to like a cycle of beating myself up. Like come on like who doesn't isn't medication. Work for like who are you like really like. Are you that much of a mess that this medications are going to work for you and so again. It just led to another cycle of beating myself up up and when I look back at that situation I realise in retrospect years after it's been over a decade since kind of had that I kind of reckoning with what it meant and what it means. Is that what I did. In that moment was a pattern that I had created for myself starting distinctly. When I was thirteen eighteen years old and that pattern was to beat myself up and what I didn't know then which is what I know? Now is the way that we speak to ourselves has the possibility to amplify and or not and or diminish emotionally how we feel about something and so I think that the biggest takeaway years later giving myself the permission to talk openly about it with my friends and my family was that when we have have the ability to come out and ask for help when we have the ability to admit we don't have the answers and we have the ability to say I feel very alone. It becomes a very different conversation and I think that's why a really knew that I had to step up in a talk openly about it. Although the resistance did come there is this. I told me I was like I feel these emotions and I'm like on on the way here. I had a conversation with my husband and my business partner Jaydee and he noticed that when I left the house I just wasn't myself. I woke up this morning and I did all my. I love love patterns now patterns have become a game changer for me like do the same thing. Every morning. I pray I meditate. I take a bath basically eighty seven years old. I'm like I do I do I do. I know I send a text message was early in the morning. I mean the bath got this idea so anyway he did all the things to prepare me for what I felt. Could it'd be a lot of resistance around this conversation. And on the five freeway driving up here he said let's take a step back and that's been one of the first things before we actually get into. What how? I'm working if you this. The thing I wanted to lead with was I did not want to give anybody the opportunity to label me as. Oh She's like the depressed entrepreneur. Were and I felt like if I keep. Ed admitted that that that would become a title and I have to remember that I write my own story that even people can call me anything becoming x and why they called me depressing. We'll be happy. I get to define that story. And when encourage other people to say there could be labels. But there's no stigma around it because what we identify and how we want our labels to our. We're the ones to determine what that actually is in how we manifested out so good. It's so funny that when we are thinking about talking about the topic that is sensitive to us we come up with all these stories because when my team said why. Don't we talk about mental health. I knew do that. I don't experience depression like I used to. So then I thought well who am I to talk about it. The my audience will think that I don't know enough about it or I don't have a strong enough enough story. But then I realized especially after talking to Jasmine that everyone has their own story and it shows up in so many different ways. And here's the thing thing that also comes with that when I did have depression on a daily basis there was so much shame and embarrassment around it and so I talk to jasmine about that and I said one of the reasons why this episode makes me nervous is because I remember all that shame. I don't WanNa bring it all up again. The shame I felt of feeling depressed in. It's really hard to talk to people about it. If they've never experienced before so experienced the the depression Russian before so a lot of times many people do not talk about it or they sweep it under the rug or they keep it a secret and remember when I talked about the goals of this episode. Jasmine and I wanted it to become part of a conversation for you and whoever you need to have that conversation went we want you to start talking about it. If it's something that you struggle with because Jasmine would you agree that once you start talking about it it starts to slowly take that stigma off of it. Oh absolutely the thousand percent in one thing. I don't think I mentioned you is. I'm actually super excited that you are having a conversation because what you're saying like who am I who am I and I think to myself. Who are you? Not How amazing using that you can look back and say I no longer struggle with that. I think that that in and of itself is so hopeful so I think it's really great to offer different perspectives people who have gone through it. successfully people who are working their way through it and then just actually opening the doors having a conversation so very true so one thing I wanted to talk about about allot was like really get into is how we got here. So both of us have wildly successful businesses. You would agree right. Come on well. It's not filled size but yeah it's climbing up there. Yeah exactly and we both have amazing marriages. That's one thing that we really bond over is that we have amazing husbands. WHO support us? We're very luckily married out of early. Weird out of our Leonie any less vizier s so we have these businesses we have these great lives and we are at different places in this is where I want to show each of our own sides. I have been able to move past the depression again when I talk to jasmine about that. She pointed out because I said Wolf Totally gone it comes up when I'm struggling with stuff. She's she's like. Yeah that is what you call it situational and but I don't have clinical. That would be the other one write-off clinical depression. But Anyway my point is that I've been able to move past it and and I'm never really took the time to realize I had until I really started to dive into this topic for this episode and Jasmine. I asked astor and and when I said you jasmine do you feel that it looks different now than it did back. Then what did you say I said it does it absolutely does in what way and it looks different in that when I made when I became aware that I needed help and when I became aware that there was people Who wanted me to become who I was destined to be and the minute I gave myself the permission to ask for help and have very open conversations and that I had like this? The metamorphosis probably happened about three two and a half to three years ago. And that's to me when I started making like such cognitive decisions about all the things I had just mentioned and who I am today and so I'm a nerd I already said I'm eighty seven years old so I get journal and not like long. It's just a few sentences and is a three hundred sixty five day journal and I can go back two days in just see emotional maturity my progress aggress where I needed help the pitfalls I noticed cycles in my emotions why I was feeling a certain way that right there has been a game changer. Okay okay so I'm so glad you brought that up because I wanted to talk about how we got here and give him specific specific of our lives and what you have done and so I'll Algal I in the sense that number one and I know some of this is going to overlap jasmine but I still want her to tell her story. Number one is definitely went to therapy. And I've done a lot of different type of therapy. So although the depression hasn't been around for a few years now I'm still very aware of my anxiety and when things come up for me and so so just not too long ago. I don't know maybe a year ago I went to em Dr Training and this was amazing. And you can look it up to learn more about it. All linked linked to some details about this training but it was training. That went through our therapy. I should say therapy. I went through to deal with some childhood issues. That just ask kept coming up for me when things got hard. These issues from childhood would come up in rear their ugly heads and I think why are you here. Like I thought I got past this but I hadn't and MDR therapy literally helped me immensely. Move past some childhood issues and trauma that I had dealt with and so I recently did that but back in the day I went through a lot of therapy. I I've had numerous therapists that have helped me deal with the depression and I think to me that was as the number one thing that helped more than anything else and I'm going to give you guys some resources at the end of where you could find a really good therapist even if you're on a tight budget aged so we're gonNA share that at the end. The other thing that I did is that I made sure that I was always fuelling. My brain with resources resources and Resourceful valuable information. That would help me see things in a different light. And so of course I work for Tony. robins in yes. I had depression while I was there. It doesn't mean just because you learn from Tony Robbins doesn't mean that it's not going to be there but I will say that much of what I learned from Tony. I was able to use in start moving past. Pass the depression so a lot of what. Tony teaches helped me move through the depression. And also I listen to podcasts. I re- books. I I am always into self help and making my mind stronger in terms of what I think how I feel also just recently. You all know that I've been working with the weight loss coach. I've talked about this on my instant stories and working with my weight loss coach. We don't even talk about food and we don't get into what the Diet looks like. We talk about how my thoughts turn into feelings. My feelings turns into actions and and so with that. If I change my thoughts I changed my feelings. I changed my actions so literally. Once a week I meet with the coach where we are drilling down on. What kind of thoughts am I having? And what am I making the mean so I work on myself every single day. Even after the depression I feel has kind of taken a backseat in my life. Life so constantly fueling my mind going to therapy. And here's my last one. And that is that the relationships in my life have changed everything so Marion Hobie. I will say that. That definitely made a huge impact on the depression. Johnson's smiling I am. He'll be great he's great and he was just somebody somebody in my life that was able to not judge the depression not put a label on it not make it mean something that it didn't mean. He just sat with it with me any any. Listen when he needed to and then he offered advice when I wanted it to have that kind of support system means everything when you are feeling depressed and you can't get out of bed in the morning and so I know that some of you are surrounded by people that are not helping you with the depression that they don't know what to do or what to say but your support system mm-hmm means everything and so I've gotten people out of my life because of it and I've invited New People into my life and I know this is cheesy jasmine but you were one of those people in my life that if I called you and said that cloud is back and and here's why you would sit there for hours with me..

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

10:31 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"I want you to know ooh that you are not alone. We may not talk about it but we are out there and we are starting this conversation to let people know that you are not alone because for so long we both felt totally and completely alone goal. Number two is to get. The conversation started mental. Health issues can be uncomfortable to talk about but that needs to change. It is time for us to start speaking open about it and for us to start the conversations we wished we had we need to have have hard conversations. And I'm hoping you will learn some tools in this episode to be more vocal about what you're going through. As well and goal number three you can still and and you will be successful in spite of or in addition to your depression or any other mental health challenges. You are going through right now. Let's listen to the show show and I will meet you back here afterward. I know hard conversations may make you WANNA run and hide but if I did it so can you so. Are you ready. Let's do do this and so with that like I said I didn't want to do this episode alone because I wanted it to be a conversation and so I invited by good friend. Jasmine Star to come over to my house. Were sitting in my studio right now and to have a conversation about depression so jasmine thanks for coming on the show. Thank you for having me. I am happy to to be here. I know you're happy to be here but I also know you have some feelings about this episode. Feeling all the feelings or all of them. We're both a little bit nervous. We actually talked talked about it before we should have just started recording right from the beginning so right because we were talking about a lot of great things. But here's how this came about a while ago. Jasmine and I were having a conversation. Conversation around depression also anxiety and just a lot of feelings that come up and we said we should take this off line conversation version and put it online and so not too long ago I called her and I said Hey remember that conversation we had. What do you think about putting it on a podcast? So my first question to you. Jasmine is when I called you and said Let's talk about depression on my podcast. What did you think what did you feel what went through your head? Well we'll unite with no thousands of four whenever you ask me to do something it's always. Yes like when amy asks anything worse like why why why are we asking. What's this matured? And so when she's like. Hey I have a question my grand my knee jerk reaction and answer was going yes of course and all of a sudden she finished sentences and I was like. Whoa what are their? What are we talking about? And how is this GonNa look and started feeling a lot of resistance and whenever I feel resistance the thing that I always have to do is take a step back and ask myself. Why am I feeling this way? What are the stories that I'm telling pulling myself and then make a decision based on number one if it will get me closer to my purpose in number two if it will help people and regardless of how I feel about it emotionally if the answers are both affirmative in that then? I know that I have my answer regardless of how it makes me feel and then also so I had just before that conversation had read a quote by L. e. l.. I swore never to be silent. Whenever wherever humans endured suffering we must always as take sides neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim? Silence encourages the tormentor. Never the tormented and when I read that it was like a automatically knew that my silence was going to impede progress in that my silence was going to encourage people to wear a mask or talk about really difficult things in their lives and I just felt will Amien I talk about it openly. Why can't we invite other people who might be interested in the conversation to have a healthy positive positive open non stigmatized conversation about what it means to run a business to do it with other people even when the days are hard so oh good so true and so this is exactly why I wanted Jasmine on the show? I knew that she'd be really open and honest about this when thing she said well we were talking about it before I started recording as she said I have to be one hundred percent in one hundred percent honest about this topic and of course I would expect nothing less of Jasmine but I love that she made the declaration. So that's what today is about an open honest conversation so I wanted to kind of start to share with all of you that I have definitely indefinitely struggled with depression throughout most of my college years and then into starting this online business so a lot of lot of came the corporate years and then it really moved. Its way into the years that I started this business and for me. What depression has looked like? Is that there have been mornings mornings that I have not wanted to get out of bed and felt like almost like I couldn't get out of bed that the the sadness and the the black cloud that's a toy I've always explained. It has just been lingering over me and when I would tell my mom I'd say mom I feel I would confide in her a lot about this. I feel like there is as a black cloud over me but the problem that I really struggled with his. There's no reason why it should be there. I would look at my family and my home in my my I son cade in everything about our lives and think everything is so good Ivan beautiful husband and beautiful life and I am sad all the time And so I felt a lot of shame around it a lot of embarrassment around it and it really came up a lot in my first few years of starting this business business. That's where I felt it most but in start there like I said it started mostly in college. I got on meds because of it so my doctor prescribed medication for might depression and that really helped a lot but then I thought I shouldn't take medication so I got off of it. There's a stigma with it and I know Jasmine's going to talk about her story with that and I love what she talks about in terms of looking at medication and depression and so I got off and on of medication for many many years up until a few years ago. Oh and I told Jasmine that now. I don't struggle with it nearly as much of course everybody has depression here and there depending on what's happening in their life but but I don't have those moments anymore of I can't get out of bed or those moments of everything feels like despair and sadness and so I've worked on it throughout the ears but I also wanted to talk to somebody. That still has to deal with this more often than I do so I wanted. I wanted you to hear from a few different people and slow. Oh Jazzman I want. I want you to talk about your experience with depression. What I should probably start by? Just really reaffirming affirming and explaining clarifying that. Ah Everybody struggles with depression. However there is a situational depression you know? Everybody has bad days or a series of bad things that happen and there's there's clinical depression in clinical depression has to do more with the chemistry makeup of one's brain and I have to clarify. I am not a trained medical professional. I will not be giving any medical advice. All I can do is speak my truth. And if there is a kernel that resonates with you or your journey that the hope that the reason why I want to end up is that other people say I hear her identify with that and it's giving me hope in spite of maybe not having all of the answers so my guess story my journey with depression I felt like I had a really great childhood. Really Wonderful Amazing supportive parents who did their absolute best first and for a myriad of unexplainable reasons or explainable reasons. I kind of struggled my first out of depression. When I was around? Twenty five years old. I was in law school school and I think pushing it aside like my mom has brain cancer. I'm in law school. There's a lot of pressure on myself. It's okay to feel this sway and it can not pushing it off and pushing off pushing off which I think is a pattern of story in my life. I just continued to push through things instead of giving myself permission. Take a step back and really analyze going on. But I'm getting to the end getting to progress so put a little pin in that notion of taking a step back and saying what am I feeling in. Why am I feeling this way instead of just saying well? I'm going to continue pushing forward so put a pin there twenty five years old and I realized that I am So Sad I am not sleeping and wildly stressed out. I am working out like a mad woman because when my life is spinning out of control patrol though I control the things I can't control I started controlling excessively what I ate how much I exercise. How much studied and I think it manifested in like really really a deterioration of a health like my hair was falling out? I wasn't sleeping. I didn't feel like I was in like a really good head space and so I was at. Ucla law school in part of being thing is student. Is You get access to Ucla Medical Center which is pretty incredible. I meet an appointment. I walked into the doctor's office and I didn't walk in saying I had depression. I don't think I can even articulate those words just kept on saying like 'em really sad. I'm really really really sad. And when I listed all all the reasons why I was a sad which is the reasons I just listed the doctor said okay. This is indicative of something a little bit more. My suggestion would be medication in so prescribed. Prescribed medication got it filled and I have a very open relationship with my family and I talked to my dad and I kind of explained the like this is what's going on on and I think. In retrospect which is what he would probably say an admit now was that we both didn't handle the conversation the way that we should love only because maybe maybe and I don't want to put words in his mouth but maybe the conversation around depression it was a little stigmatized. Perhaps it's not something that we really spoke about specifically like in let the culture in first generation American culture coming. We're like really poor so it was this whole kind of like new navigation of what it meant in. My father and mother both express their desires that their daughter wouldn't be on medication in for me to try to do my best best coping and understanding that there were certain things that everybody goes through falling and stuff like that and we ended the conversation there in probably a few months into the medication..

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"Welcome them to the Jasmine Star. Show friends this. podcast is still very new. We are just about two months old. y'All and something I. He didn't expect when I started podcasting ways how freeing it was I feel so darn free to be one hundred percent of myself one hundred percent persson the time and I really you and I are just sitting here having a conversation. It's just US having a cuppa like. Did you know that that was the thing I was actually watching the BBC and they had a show. It's like I'm just enjoying a couple like CPA cuppa and they say cup. Like a cup of tea the way that we say out here sure. So let's just pretend you and I are in an episode of a BBC show and you and I having a COUPLA. I'm using an accent to kind of get me through what I am about talk about right now because sometimes I don't really talk about stuff and one of those those things that I don't know what he's talking about is that I have suffered from depression for years and I used to be ashamed kind of embarrassed to admit this but I've come mm along way and I know it's not that kind of like dog petting book Reading Coffee Drinking. Jd Loving Life that many people see on social media and it may be hard to believe that depression can be found in one of the most seemingly happy people you know but it is. I don't get let me wrong. Bill Life is beautiful. I do love my dog. I do have a great relationship. Thank God I do live in California where it's always away sunny and I don't even own umbrella like to be honest if it rains in California I just don't go out so there's that now I also also recognize that. My life is one that I wouldn't have dared to dream of as a child. I can also recognize however that there isn't a rainbow if it doesn't rain and not everyday is filled with sunshine despite the Newport beach forecast me till you now. I'm no that this probably sounds a little bit like after school. Special like did you walk through a hallmarks card store and see like there can't be a rainbow that doesn't mean you know what I'm saying but like back at the end of the day it still Kinda true. I know for many people. The holiday season can be a really tough time. Maybe you've had a loved one that has passed and Christmas. Miss just isn't the same now or maybe there are really a lot of high expectations on you during the season or perhaps there's just a lack of sunlight in winter in that is getting you down. That is why I wanted to share with you. One of the hardest yet most necessary podcast interviews. I have ever done in this episode with my dear friend. Amy Porterfield I get real with you about depression and she gets real about her journey as well in this conversation we had on her podcast. PODCAST is called online marketing..

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

12:11 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"This message so on a Saturday morning just a few weeks ago. My podcast manager asked me if you were to write a book what what would it be. Ok well actually wasn't going to get into the actual story. Because that made it sound like we were sitting by a fire we pumped advocating the actual. The actual story was. I was seated on a plane coming home from Nashville and we had an opportunity to hang out and she texted me. Hey I had this random dream that you wrote a book and I was hoping you talk about it that the actual story and as I read her text on the plane I knew you that there was a book inside of me like she said I had a dream. He wrote a book and I just nodded my head. Like yeah that book. It's it's inside me and if you're listening to this you might think it's a little weird for me to talk that way but I should probably remind you that I was home. SKULD and my mom was a hippie and she was really really creative like she was one of those moms who was like anything that you cree leat has always existed inside of you and it's your job to bring it out in the world now about half of you listening or not in your heads to be like. Yeah I totally get that and the other there have. You're like that's really weird and I'm okay with it. I am okay but I have chosen to follow suit because there were too many times in my life before I knew something was in me and it had to come out when I was nine years old. My mom asked us because being the hippie she is. She didn't use schoolbooks because we actually couldn't afford school books so she would just make up a curriculum off the top of her mind. Now I know that sounds crazy but it was also just like our life and so she asked me. What do you WANNA learn about and I said I want to everything? There is to know about Australia so my mom found me a pen pal in Australia in. I spent an entire semester learning about Australia. I studied Koalas for Science Science. I studied Sydney Opera House for Geography I studied the aboriginals for history. It was like I fell in love with this place that was in my imagination and when I told my mom. I'm going to go to Australia when my mom does. Not it inside. Yeah you are now two other people that might not sound like a big deal but when you have government assistance and we have food donated on your porch and like when you do your Christmas shopping or Easter outfit shopping. And you're doing it at a thrift store when you're looking across from your kid and your child says I'm going to go to Australia. Maybe some parents would be like. Maybe we should check a book out from the library and see how that goes but not my mom. My mom was the kind of person you said. Yes you are and when I was twenty seven years old on a ferry sailing past the Sydney Opera House I cried big fat tears. It was as as if my mom knew that the thing inside of me had to come out because that was my future. I knew that was the thing I was supposed to do. And so if you're you're listening to this right now and there's something on the inside that you know has to come out friend let it come out give yourself the ability ready to dream that one day you will be sitting on a pervert. Ferry watching the thing you dreamt about pass on by so when Christie says hey I had this dream that you wrote a book and it was kind of like Haha. I read her text and I instantly knew. Yeah there's a book inside me like like I don't know what it is but it's there and so she said like what would it be about. Nights Exeter just do it. You know like Nike Way less cool. I continued to text her the thoughts they were just pouring out of my head and I wrote whatever ever it is just do it make it break it learn from it be afraid of it. Love it stand by it get others to love it. Just just do the Dang thing. Yeah I mean I am a stream of consciousness texter I mean it. You WanNa hear this and you'd get like a litany like sixteen tags ex- trust me. It's endearing these ideas come to me now. Of course I want to state plainly. I am not writing a book right now. No this is not going to be a future. PODCASTS PITCH TO PREORDER my book. No I don't have a book deal. I am not speaking to any publishers although one day. Hey I believe the time will come but this episode is not about my text messaging ideas. It's not about Australia Lia. It is about a message I really desperately want to share with the world. Just do it. That's it you see. Every single week I speak to thousands of business owners who have amazing gifts big hearts arts and they have these wild dreams sharing those gifts with the world. I am beyond blessed to connect with you every single day. But maybe you can relate late to these business owners because I know I can. And sometimes they could be held back by their fear. They spend their days wanting wishing desperately expertly hoping that they will make a difference but yet they're unable to take action because of their fears because of doubts because of haters because of an inner inner critic. Saying who are you to want that life. Who are you to drink that big? Who are you to make an amount and I get it for a long time? I have been opened that I had struggled and battled depression for a very long time. I've gone through the highest highs and the lowest of lows. I have hit hit rock bottom more than once and there were times and getting out of bed was the hardest thing to do with the help of my friends and families and getting a lot of professional help. I you've been able to work through my darkest moments but one of the biggest lessons. I learned to overcome. This is that we are not guaranteed another year on on this earth we are not guaranteed another month another week. We're not guaranteed a single of their second and I don't know about you but that fact alone is enough to make me get out of bed every morning put on some big hoop earrings and take action. Even though my knees are shaking breaking even though my voice is wavering and even when it feels like the whole world is watching. This is why I do it. Scared I am. I am not guaranteed tomorrow and not even guaranteed the next minute and because of this I will do it scared because not doing it. Scared is robbing the universe of the thing that I have been put here to do and when you don't do the thing that you have been put here to do you are robbing others of the blessing that you are so do it scared a New Year's Eve Just a few minutes before ringing in the New Year. In two thousand and five my family stood around my mom's hospital bed and we had noisemakers and we were party hats. The doctors told my dad that it was time for my family to make funeral arrangements that my mother's brain cancer was not responding to chemotherapy any longer but we wore party hats because we continue to hope yesterday. Though I called my mom she she is. I'll say around the age of sixty five give or take ten years because my mom refuses for me to talk about her age on my podcast I give or take sixty five today and we are making plans for JD. I to go over for dinner against all odds. My mother battled cancer cancer and she won as we celebrate each year of her life. We acknowledge the ever-present reminder that life is short in two thousand five five. I dropped out of law. School in ice started my first business as I sat across my mom in her hospital bed on New Year's Eve I promised myself to live a full fool life a fearless life a reckless life an exciting life. In that moment I realized I never wanted to late in a hospital bed and wonder what if fourteen years later I am making plans with my mother for dinner and randomly blurted out over the phone. Thank you for showing me how to fight for what they wanted had to cling to hope and how to live like chemotherapy stopped working. Here's to never wondering what if if because I know you you love to do what you were called to do whether it's dog-walking photographing interior decorating or accounting. You know just like I do that when you love creating you make time you find time. You acknowledge the potential to fail. You acknowledge the potential to succeed. You find yourself drinking extra coffee as needed you cry easily you laugh easily you hustle when the odds are stacked against you you believe when others doubt you work even when you're on vacation because it isn't work when you love what you do continue creating continue standing in your strains in doing what you have been called to do. Your success is a foregone conclusion and if you simply acted it like you knew that to be true what would you do. Would you start the youtube channel. Would you hire a team. Member at a new service. Invest in your personal development development. Write a post you see. It's amazing how big we are allow ourselves to dream if we know we will be successful. So let's play pretend like let's pretend like the same way we did when we were elementary school. Let's act as if we were destined to succeed. Do the work take the first step continue running one day you'll look back and you will see how far you've come mm-hmm remembering this right. Here was the moment that changed everything friend. I hope that you are inspired today. I I hope that one day today as you're writing about Koalas in the Sydney Opera House whatever that is for you that in ten fifteen twenty twenty five five years from now that you stand in front of the thing that you know has been inside of you if you feel in your heart that you need to hear this message or you know somebody who needs to hear this message. Can you please share this with them. Because life is short and I just want to stand up and say hey. y'All let's do this because we are not guaranteed tomorrow MARLA. And what could we do. And how could we impact the world. And what changes can we make if we did it to gather if you liked this episode in your sharing on social can you please tag me at Jasmine Star. So I personally send you a DM to think you every single tag. Every single share review and rating help skipped Eh Jasmine Star. Show inside of the ear. Buds of more people just like you and I appreciate your help in my pursuit of helping entrepreneurs is i. I believe that you can do it. I believe that nothing is impossible and I believe that you are enough. The world needs what you have to share friend and and I look forward to talking to you again in the future episode yeah..

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

15:45 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"If you do the work and if you go and you serve people well your success is a foregone conclusion irregardless of how impossible to think it is. Welcome to the Jasmine Star. Show where we talk about life business and everything on the inbetween. Today's episode is recording from a recent facebook facebook. Live now hold on hold on. Don't don't go swipe it away. Don't lawyer is in bank wise as girls sharing a facebook live with me. Give me a second because I have after. Be Raw and honest with you. This podcast started as an experiment. This podcast came from the deep desire to test content. And I wanted a place or space for me to get creative and I wanted to learn more about you. Yeah you the future of this. PODCAST isn't about me and it's not about my desires. I WANNA use this podcast to give you as much value share everything I know y okay. I'm going to do it to you straight and sometimes I'm just a straight shooter things come out and then I'm like oh I have released that but like I'm only speaking my truth and I'm being much yourself. I am tired of seeing people not pursue their dreams. I'm afraid of the world can look like when talented people sit in fear her and dwell in doubt. I refuse to let the excuse of. I don't know how get in the way of why you were or put on this earth and what you were supposed to create. This podcast is here to kick your booty into high gear. I want to remove Blake limp excuses and I want you to think to yourself well hot dang if that hot mess of a girl can do it. Why the heck can I yeah friends? That is what this show is about if Hutton mess can't do it so can you and I know you y'all well. No I practice what I preach. I only ask you to do what I have done for years. That has helped me grow my business. I am a huge proponent of going in life I mean sure is is ackward is just awkward as the first junior high and it is scary and you sweat profusely is Lee an unmentionable regions. But here's the thing about going live. It's powerful the ability to connect with your followers in real time. I am telling you on on social media. It's unparalleled it is an unparalleled experience now because they know how awesome it is. I go live one to two times per week on instagram and once a week on facebook every Wednesday on facebook I host a weekly installment of. Ask me anything so this is a weekly installment where or followers can submit questions in advance and then I answered those questions live and then I also answer questions from live viewers as well. So what what you're about to hear is a recent. Ask me anything but for some reason this particular installment got such a massive response that I'm sharing it now on the podcast fast. Because it's a flash fire. He may I say via like I'm just like I'm twenty one living in Brooklyn I know but I'm not maybe I should should the flash fire this. QNA gets into everything from how to overcome procrastination influence or posts for payments using instagram program. Geo Tags career business linked in I mean we go into a lot of stuff really fast highly effective so without further. Ado Let Stephen. Then we here we here. Let's dive into the questions. Carmen asked do you ever procrastinate. If so how do you get so much don John Okay. The answer is we all procrastinate. To some capacity everybody does at different points in time but I they've learned to quickly calibrate the minute that I know going out of my way to avoid something I need to do is the minute I say timeout. Because I have a comfortable lead. That procrastination is the highest form of selfishness now. I know that that's crazy in. I know it's weird to let me explain. I believe leave that. Procrastination is the highest form of selfishness. Because every minute I waste is robbing others from my greatest purpose. US every minute you waste is robbing others of your purpose. It is robbing your children. It is lobbying your partner is wrapping your community. It is robbing the people you are intended to serve every minute that I find myself wasting time. I realize that there's going to be less people who will be able to believe that the impossible is actually possible for them. My Life's purpose is to tell people whatever whatever you think is impossible is actually possible for you and your business. I don't care whatever your big crazy ridiculous idea is. I will hold space in. Say A if you do the work and it you show up and it user people well your success is a foregone conclusion irregardless of how impossible you'd do you think it is so every minute that I waste on myself. Randomly scrolling instagram randomly scrolling through the television listen randomly flipping through trashy magazine. Right like who like. Let me just be real cool. Doesn't love a good US weekly. You know what I'm saying but if you're in US weekly the every single week and doing all the other magazines like it's not serving your highest purpose and so my advice whenever you find yourself. Procrastinating don't think of yourself doc. Think of the people you're robbing your intended to serve and somebody wants head told me this particular co- and let me tell you because some of us are like I don't struggle with procrastination assignation. I don't know what you're talking about Jasmine. I'm a perfectionist. That's why I don't get stuff done. A here's a quote that I would share with you. Is that perfection is just procrastination nation in disguise. All the time that you are sitting here trying to make something perfect is just using. I'm not actually ready to put it out and I have come to know and believe that there is no such thing as perfect done is better than perfect you will. Oh not know how to make your product or service better until you take it out to market so while you're sitting here trying to do all the things to make it perfect cleese know that it doesn't doesn't exist and you're just wasting valuable time which goes back to the thing that I started this conversation with. Is that every minute I waste or you waste is robbing others others of your greatest purpose. If you're trying to make it perfect you're wasting time and not standing in all of what you do. Can I get any men or I'm out here just talking to myself okay. Rachel said magazine. Time only happens when I'm getting my hair done. I love it though exactly and Ed. Thank you Rachel for bringing that up. I don't want to give the impression that I never like. I am a robot. This is what I do all I know. Is that if I give myself time to to relax if I give myself space to do something decadent. That's not procrastination. I'm being cognizant idea to rest. I I want you to make cognizant decisions to rest love that what I don't want you to do is just randomly amble random house me like I don't know what to do. I have so much to do. I don't want to do it. I'm just GonNa take a magazine. No make time arrest be cognizant of it but anytime find procrastination. You're robbing people of what you are here to do. Josephine said I'm curious about your decision to not have any sponsors collaborations as everybody is chasing his kind of status as an influencer. Will I admire. Are you a little bit more. Just because you don't sell stuff all the time but also curious about why say no. Thank you to that source of income. Okay so Josephine and anybody else. WHO's interested? I WANNA start this conversation very specifically I do not have an issue if people are aspiring to be an influence. I do not have an issue if you create revenue streams that you're getting paid to be an influence or or to promote products. I don't have a problem with that. So many very clear. It can only talk about my experience why I do not do prepaid promotional posts. Because I believe in I'm GonNa say this over and over again I'll say Zeta Thousand Times that I believe my brand is worth more than a paid promotional post my brand now what. That is a brand a brand is somebody's perception of you of your name of Your Business. A brand is an experience so if you to instagram and once or twice is a week what am I selling you a bottle of water a pair of jeans this amazing coffee. This amazing cheese hadn't taken your gummy vitamins. Today every time I sell you something and the thought becomes issue really eating these Gumy's issue really wearing those jeans. Does she really liked that cheese. Every time you think that about me you trust me less and less and less and less. My brand is only here on this planet to make you believe in yourself. If you don't believe in me I will never be able to get you to believe in you. That is why your purpose like your vision. Gore goals is more to me than getting paid for kraft cheese. You know what I'm say. Look I WANNA be very honest with you too. I do not want to say that at some point in the future I will not get paid if a great opportunity comes ended in total alignment to the message that a preach and the things that I do cool. I'll be very one hundred andrew about it but literally. I haven't done promotional. I don't even know like maybe three or four years. No idea it's been a while but that's never do it. I just think currently piven the current state of the Internet and social media. That influencers aren't paid enough. They're not making it worth it so I wanted to be one hundred with you. The average going rate of a paid instagram post is about one and a half cents per follower. So if you have two hundred thousand followers you're GONNA be paid at somewhere around twenty two hundred dollars now. Twenty two hundred two thousand four hundred dollars two thousand dollars. That's a lot of money but it's not enough money to promote a post to two hundred thousand followers. I want to be very honest. And let you know that influencing influencing right now in the current state is not as lucrative as everybody thinks some people are making a lot of money with it but that's because their account how has become known it's anonymous for being an influencer for selling you things and people are like. Oh I go to the person 'cause I want to know what lotion cheeses and witless cheesy hairspray. She's using that's fine but but if you are just out here chasing a dollar last week I got hit up by posh mark like I don't even really know what Parsh- mark does but I always want to be one one hundred and let you know what goes on behind the curtain posh mark reached out and they said we will give you two dollars for every person who swipes up on your instagram story. Doria a I'm sorry. I think you repeat that because I thought you told me you're paying two dollars dollars too. So what happens is they. They WANNA pay for performance in ident- that they will only pay if somebody swipes up to an ad but what they're not compensating for is the exposure to people. Even those people who did not swipe up that is inequitable so influencers are getting taking advantage of by big media agencies adult. Play that game one. Because it's not fair compensation and to my brand and is worth more than a paid promotional post and number three less. We not forget that the less you trust me the less you believe that you can attain your goals. My only Liane jetted is to make you believe that you can do the thing that you had been set out to do. Okay let's go into. Oh actually go into a live question right about now all right alright. Okay Please if you have questions leave them here Alexis. Can we use content that we get from social curator to Lincoln since Linden is so different from beef looking instagram. I have to be on Linden since I'm also business to business but it's so hard to write content for Lincoln. How do you suggest we use the social curator contact for Linden Dan? I absolutely lovling Din my team and is specifically page and I work on a strategy for Lincoln. It is absolutely amazing to connect in even at your like. I'm not even sure if my feeling did you would be so surprised. How much organic reach you? Get if you're like Jasmine. I'm a photographer. Why do I need to be yelling?.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"Hello friend my name is Jasmine Star of photographer and business strategist from Newport Beach California and I am so happy you tuned into the show today I want to tell you a story about when I literally handed my haters an excuse to trash me like an empty bag of doritos sure and so it wasn't that long ago that I really struggled to show up online as my weird awkward self I had a hard time speaking in my authentic voice in I really wanted to share my expertise with my tribe but it was a real struggle I carried so much doubt so much doubt that I probably could have opened my own sabotage flavored ice cream shop because let's be real injuries would have nothing on me it's true I suffered from a triple scoop of half baked fears I'd freeze up like a fraud and then I would forget to say whatever was in a mind in front of a camera or trying to teach talk to other people and it was no smooth-talking for this gummy bear and in case you're wondering I'm totally GONNA run. this ice cream genre this whole episode don't get tired of it ice cream's my favorite dessert we're going to deal with it okay so when I did talk I'd spread on the peanut butter resolve constantly and asked who am I to teach I had just started being a photographer I was just shooting and I was still really new Oh who would want to learn from me it wasn't until I committed to putting my followers I when I thought about other people and I said how can be camera and I was like Oh hey this is my fifty millimeter one point six lend and guess what buttercup there's no such thing as a fifty millimeter one point six lens like this lens doesn't even exist so here I am guilty as charged a messed up the name of my own arm's like all the doubts that I had tucked away in a freezer we're suddenly running free in my head because people were saying things like jasmine ice cream until I probably out of every flavor so I crawled up on the couch for a few days and I had like a never ending stash of gummy bears because my husband Jd He hooked me up I love you kid so.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

04:56 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"Welcome to episode four of the Jasmine Star show a show where we talk about life business and turning your passion into your purpose had a blast Angie Lee is the host and she's a very sweet dear friend of mine so I love her try but specifically because they are just a bunch of hus lers let me tell you you are about to hear some like hyped up hustlers doing their Dang thing now every time I speak I like to pack my keynotes with con ten and practical tips the goal for me every time I speak is that people can walk home walk home drive home fly home it is that when people get home they actually know what to do I don't like to talk for like the feel good fuzzy's I like to talk so I have practical tips for application that will actually push your business foreword so what you're about to hear is this secret to growing on instagram which is what my keynote was about. I'm going to share that with you so let's hello listen now so I'm going to share with you today the secret to growing on Instagram and this secret is going to be dropping in just one second and the secret to going on Instagram to stop growing and Mrs they're like a skirt you around person I came here to grow I came here to be brave then that is what we're talking about many that'd be like so no get jasmine you don't get where I am you don't get my business and to that I say give me a couple seconds and let's get on the page because people might be sitting here being like why should I stop growing instagram that's GonNa look questions that's floating through your head in response would look something along the lines of we I think growing on Instagram will solve our monetization struggles we believe that quite possibly if I had more followers I would have more customers but are you converting your followers to customers this is the question that I get asked the most chasmin how do I make my followers become my clients how do I get them to buy something from me and if have the idea if you have that thought let me tell you one follower one hundred hundred thousand up to a million people are asking the same question to you not alone so the question for me that I respond to his people say how can I do that well if you don't know how to create customers instagram getting more followers isn't the answer because it thank you got a whoop did you go to church the kid that's right that's right it then we have all come to the realization that we currently have followers that aren't our customers if we can get there and say maybe she's kind of speaking the truth the question I ask that you ask yourself how do I grow my business on instagram how can I be less concerned about getting more followers and more concerned on doubling down to the people adhere to serve in my current demographic and my advice to you is to go deep not wide we must so understand who the people are and why they are following us in the first place if we don't have an intimate understanding of who they are in their pressure points we're doing it the wrong way that thing that I've come to know with old my heart is that we need to understand our followers and I am not meaning oh well she's between twenty five and forty seven she lives in the Midwest no we need to understand why they're following you and if you respond to something like only because they want to live their best life he followed me because they want to learn how to lose the last five pounds of stubborn belly fat no they leap aren't because when I ask you what their version of their best life and you sit there and flounder for a second without a clear concrete answer you don't know from a different way do you understand them a new show of who you have and not who you want we need to talk to them we need to get in every single. DM We need to respond to responses on polls we need to respond to every comment we need to stand up and make our people tone seen and heard and if you're like Jasmine I would talk about peop- nobody's talking to me nobody lose comment nobody sends.

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"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

The Jasmine Star Show

14:05 min | 1 year ago

"jasmine" Discussed on The Jasmine Star Show

"Welcome to episode three of the Jasmine Star show today we're going to do something a little different and they have to admit I am shaking in Boots for you to hear it okay I don't really wear I'm actually not wearing boots right now actually barefoot with my toes running through the carpet but if I was wearing boots I would totally husband and my business partner in amy is like basically the beyond say of podcasting and she also happens to be one of my sweetest dearest most kindest best as friends and I am so grateful she agreed to do this we get real today from the details of how I met jd at just seventeen years old and also jd will admit his biggest pet peeve about me I hope you guys already for some straight up vulnerable ready because you guys are going to hear it all okay without further ado here is eighty porterfield interviewing me and jd well well well Jasmine and JV welcome to.

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