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Fresh update on "mba" discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show

00:40 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "mba" discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show

"The ESPN APP tonight, James Harden returns to Houston spins into the paint Bureau steps that was vintage James Harden, the top seed in the East and Pete is pushed by Bogdanovich. Shoot the three it's up. That girl meets the top seed in the West. Donovan Mitchell with a big time shot on the left wing is Ion messes with the Bulls to the cutting Williamson spins for learning in and the Timberwolves Get the Hornets. Terry Rozier, another 30 Point contest for Scary Terry Trey Young heads downtown. Ray stops shoots a three bagger Trey Young makes it a two point game. And don't forget about Carrie and Lillard. Deep three. Barry from Dame does all that and more costly, greatest commentator in the work. This is SportsCenter all night. Now here's J. Reynolds was a social media apology enough. That's straight ahead. SportsCenter all night, ESPN radio, ESPN APP Sirius XM Channel 80. The MBA has one more night of action on Thursday before it heads into its All Star break. You'll of course hear the All Star Game Sunday here on ESPN Radio. Our coverage at 6 30 Eastern time. That would be the MBA's best gathering in Atlanta. The NBA's best teams in their conference is gathered in Philly on Wednesday, six years tops in the East hosting the Jazz number one team in the West. 48 minutes would not be enough. Donovan. Three left side buries it Time out. Philadelphia 3 36 to play Donovan Mitchell with a big time shot on the left wing brings the Jazz back to a two point lead in Peter's Pushed My book, Donovan nine seconds ago. Doubles Beyond the arc fates of three. Shoot the three. It's up that good 5.9 together. Beat us tied it at 1 18. You know, we saw it in the fort. You know, I just got schooled on Another time. He had a hot hand. And, you know, we just decided. Keeps it in Paris catches it against O'Neal. Eight to shoot left hand grip of the right of way back in turning hanging, firing. It's God. Tobias Harris Pig cast be stopped and hosting six years by three Utah Ball 93. Seconds to go. 1 26 1 23 Harris. Now with 19. He missed a couple games. Then you gotta get your timing back. I thought it was really struggling in the first half. You could see it just all of them In the second half. We start getting things out of it. Be benches, knees, right hand free throw is good. He's 10 of 12 for the nine. He's got 41, the number one seed, You know, that's what we focus on and then I saw it as we're winning the other stuff. We come. So he all comes on to winning. And that's what I care about Most. The chance of been there. 97 5,.

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Is it time for me to break up with my business partner?

The $100 MBA Show

04:51 min | 1 d ago

Is it time for me to break up with my business partner?

"This is very timely question for today. Skewing a wednesday About breaking up with a business partner Just on monday we head michelin. Connie our guest teacher talk about how to find the right co founder or business partner theft emit an existing relationship is something that's not easy to manage especially when has been going on for a decade like in paul's case so before we make a big decision like breaking up or buying them out. I have a few tips a few things. I want you to do or consider before you make this decision. First of all if things have been intense for twelve months for a year between you and your business partner. I'm sure they feel the same way. I'm sure they feel like this is not working. I'm sure they're frustrated and tired. And if you approach them on the subject. They're not gonna be surprised second. No one likes to be in the situation so everybody in this equation wants relief you relief. They want relief. You just have to initiate this conversation. And that's where i want to begin. You have to have an honest and open conversation with your business partner. I suggest that you actually schedule this time. do it. maybe at the start of the day On a day that you're not busy Where you have other stresses to take care of. You wanna have a bit of time and you don't want this meeting to be rushed in fact. Maybe she step away from the office and do this Breakfast at a cafe on a walk and just block book three hours of time. You know it may not take three hours. But the point here is that you don't feel rushed and the purpose of this conversation is it just put the cards on the table and talk about. Hey this is not working. Let's figure it out what's going on. Let's try to make this work. Okay you want to try to salvage of the relationship because you invested in this relationship if you ever were to replace his business partner it's going to take some time to ram them up and to build the same amount of trust have built an incredible trust with each other and that has a lot of value in business and i would just take the initiative of framing the conversation and say hey. We've both been frustrated this past year. It's been a very rockier very stressful. We've been arguing a lot You know actually notice of arguing once a week. I wanna clear the air. I want us to have a conversation where no one is judged everybody's allowed to express themselves and say what they want to say without any judgment or without any Criticism and this is a highly emotional conversation. So that intro is going to kind of calm things down. It also helps to have some structure because when you're having conversations like this it's easier to talk over each other so even if you have to say hey Let's allow each other. Have a moment to say their piece and not interrupt each other even if you have a timer on your phone and you say hey everybody gets five minutes uninterrupted just to get started so everybody can just say how they're feeling. You'll be surprised a lot of times when you do this. The other party is like i feel exactly the same way. I agree with ninety nine percent. Of what you're saying but there is something that we do disagree on and that's where you wanna get to. Hey this is one thing that we both agree on this. What's really bothering us. And it could be various things that could be. Maybe your approach to where you're going to go in the future how you want to expand what markets want expand in who will kind of customers you want to serve If you wanna take on funding or not all that kind of stuff sometimes i it's it's a wedge between two partners because one wants to do one the other one doesn't want to there's something under there and that's what we want to get to you. Wanna ask them why. Why do not want to do this. What about that makes you feel uncomfortable. And usually that's where the truth lies. People will say. Well i don't want to take on funding or debt. Because i want to be free. I didn't start a business to grow by You know all means. I can grow at my own pace and keep my tawny and that's something i really value. But they're not just going to say that just off the bat it's hard it's really you know dug deep emotions so we gotta put pull back the layers a little bit and ask. Hey why do you disagree with us. What's stopping you from doing this or you can express. This is about stopping me. This was making me feel this way. The other thing you want to explore is maybe things have changed for either person in the relationship During this decade okay their life might have changed. They might have gotten married. They must have kids. Maybe their life might have changed and they might have gone married. Have kids might have different responsibilities. Maybe they have to take care of their parents now and the services of their in when they started the business or not the same the trying to get something else out of the business then they started with

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 1 d ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

Courage to Fight Again

34:04 min | 1 d ago

S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1

"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.

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Sportswriter Zach Lowe on NBA Mid-Season Leaders

ESPN Daily

04:41 min | 5 d ago

Sportswriter Zach Lowe on NBA Mid-Season Leaders

"Where. We are at the midway point of the nba season. And that means. I have questions for you about the utah jazz. I say the utah jazz to you. Right now what comes to mind a whole lot of threes there making these every time you know checkup jazz box score at my brain just glances over twenty two thousand from three leg. It's just nothing there number two in defense in number three or something in offense. They do profile as championship contender. Like they're the best team in the league by record right now. Are they the best team in the league to you. While the comparison that that's become sort of commonplaces they're they're the new sixty win hawks. The team that was built to win a lot of games regular season pretty ball movement side to side movement. You don't really have the star power to compete against lebron james when it comes down to it in the playoffs but i don't think they're just sort of blake a regular season flute so the way the jazz are playing right now. It reminds me not just of the hawks as you said but also a kind of mutant version of the houston rockets simply because of the sheer volume of threes. Does that comparison sounded all right and also does that comparison than invite the questions about what happens in the postseason. If shooting a bunch of threes doesn't go as well as it did in the regular season. That comparison does not ring true to me honestly just stylistically. They're so different. The volume of threes is similar. Like they are taking a houston. Daryl morey level volume of threes. But they play so differently. The other comparison is brad stevens. I think the first one to give voice to this is to two thousand fourteen spurs which is kind of like. That's that's i don't want to say that out loud well to an mba hipster fan to an emmy afficionados. Let's put it that way kinda sewer. What does that specific spurs team. What does that evoke in your memory. It almost has this sort of religion. Level reverend yes. Everybody loved watching that team. Anybody who was at games three to five of the finals that year when by the beginning of game four we were all looking at each other. Like all my god. They're just going to destroy the heat and to compare any team to where that team reached. It just feels like talking to a pitcher in the seventh inning of a no hitter. Something like you just don't want to say out loud but that is a comparison. People are making looked at jazz. Their undoing in the playoffs in in previous seasons was day would very much like the hawks. Actually day would get a lot of open threes and not make them and you could look at that and say well. We did everything right. We just didn't make shots. Which is what. Every hawks team including that one said after the playoffs. And so yeah. The three point volume is similar to the rockets. And that's a little scary. The team that this discussion has occurred in the context of is the lakers. As you said as it must be the defending champions and so when you look at the lakers right now. I want to get to lebron specifically in a second but just them without anthony davis and how much they've struggled most recently losing to these jazz and blow out. What is that revealing to you or confirming to you about what this team needs to actually content. I think like any team. They need their best players to be healthy. I i'm pretty low on the lakers panic meter because it's not just anthony. Davis who you know was first team all nba hill assures. Anthony davis is not like some borderline all the best players in the league. Dennis schreuder is maybe their third best player. I think kyle kuzma is kind of the claim that mantle disturbing might be their third most important player. Because he's the only other guy. With the exception of some frisky alex russo games entail. Norton tucker will get you some. You know some stuff done now and then but he's learned other on ball creator the other the other guys threat to score or pass to somebody else. Yeah you take them away and it's like oh my god. Lebron has to do everything and and you know he's probably getting a little tired and even though he'll never say it the only thing that will make my panic meter go above like three point. Five on a one to ten is if we get news. At davis's injury is lingering or more serious that we thought it was then if they're healthy in the playoffs yeah. Competition in the west is is probably better this year. Particularly if denver finds whatever gear they had going in the bubble. There's going to be a lot of really good teams in the west. You could get the one seed in the west and play the warriors. You could get to play the mad. I mean it's it's just every round is hard there. But yeah i i can't i can't get too worked up about it right now. Yeah the western conference meet

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Is Multitasking Killing Your Business?

The $100 MBA Show

04:59 min | 6 d ago

Is Multitasking Killing Your Business?

"A few years ago in my software company. Women are ninja. I started to realize that many of our team members were really scattered. They were getting things done efficiently. Have the meeting after meeting. And every time we met their to do list would get longer and longer and the things. They said they would get done by. The next meeting was not done yet. We're moving at a snail's pace in every department. And i started to realize that i'm just giving my team very unstructured work. I'm just giving all a bunch of tasks a bunch of goals to hit. And i'm saying go at it and what's happening. Is that when you do this with your team. They can't help but feel the urge to work on multiple things at a time. Now you might be seeing what's wrong with that. What's wrong with working on many things at one time. I do this all the time. Well it's not the most efficient way to work and this has been proven time and time again. You can do a ton of research on this online. But i've done my own research. You can check it out. you cal. Newport's work his book deep work as a masterpiece. His ted talk is also worth watching. But let's take an example. Let's say you give your marketing department or your marketing person. Three things to do on to run facebook ads. A want you to also run an affiliate contests and i want you to redo all our email automations for email marketing when you tell somebody to do all three things and give them no structure. What happens is that they do something from each task every single day because they feel overwhelmed they want to do everything and they want to show you progress in each of those tasks now on its surface you might be like. Oh what's wrong with that. Well the problem is that you're wasting a lot of time when you're switching from one task to the next this is called context switching and it's very very costly if you're wearing on one thing and then you switch over to another it takes you some time to readjust your brain to get into the groove of this new task to get into the zone. Being in the zone and working on a project is high high value time. You don't wanna take that away from somebody in fact you want to keep them in the zone for as long as possible but when people are working on multiple things at one time they get in the zone they get disrupted. They have to get into the zone of the next task. That's a little bit of time. And then they could disrupt it again and they have to get into the phone again and not only is this taking a lotta time. But it's very draining. Drains your energy. So what happens is that they come to the next meeting. And they're like this is my progress and is actually very little progress for each of the three tasks they feel like they worked so hard but they really didn't make much progress. The problem with this is that they never get any momentum. Now compare this to if you do focus work. And you don't multitask instead of telling your marketing person. I want you to do three things. You say listen. There are three things we want accomplish. The first thing we're going to accomplish this is the only thing you're going to focus on and you're going to get it done by the end of the week and that's running a facebook ads campaign. This is all you gotta focus on. This is the goal. This is the criteria. This is the outcome. We're looking for what happens. Is that they just stay in the zone that task day in and day out until they complete it. They come back the next week. Say hey finish that task. It's done here the results already. They're working on a different different level. They have momentum. They have a win. They completed something and then they can shut the brain off from that task and work on the next task. You're going to give them. This needs to be done in every department with every kind of work you do in your business. This is up to you as a leader to build this into your culture. And i realized this of years ago and it really allowed me to be a lot more efficient with my team. Sometimes you're gonna have to remind team not to jump around even when you give them you know prescribed instructions. I do this with our engineers. I have a daily stand up with engineers every single day. We we meet for fifteen minutes. We talk about what they're going to work on today. Actually i talk about where they worked on yesterday and then whether going to work on today and then we really get laser focused. This is all you need to worry about today. This is the focus for today. This is the goal. This is the win why that way when they come to the meeting tomorrow when they come to the standup they feel proud. This is what i worked on yesterday at. Got it done. We gotta win. we can mark it off. I love showing numbers of show the progress. Okay now. We work on the next task. Multitasking dozen allow momentum multitasking. Doesn't allow you to get wins and give them motivation to keep going. It holds you back it. Hold your team all back so you wanna make sure you stay away from it at all costs

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The More You Grow, The More You Need To Say No

The $100 MBA Show

04:43 min | Last week

The More You Grow, The More You Need To Say No

"I want to start by just stating a fact. It's so much easier to say yes to something than to say. No saying yes has no friction right if somebody says. Hey i would love to have you on my podcast. You saying this requires zero effort like sure. Yeah no problem. A big part of their reasons. Because you're not actually saying yes to doing something immediately right now. You're saying yes to something that's going to happen in the future and the future is foggy for most of us. We don't really fully internalize that commitment or like that's my future selves problem right. That's future almost problem. My problem right now on the other hand saying no to anything is hard. Even if it's just a friend asking you hey. Do you want to grab some lunch. And you just can't make it because you have obligations having to say no is just hark. You don't disappoint people that's natural. Let's just you being a good person but having said that saying no doesn't make you a bad person say no actually protects you so that you can continue to do the good things in your life you can be value to only your customers and your employees but also to your friends and family and saying no is not really something were taught even had to deliver that no so in today's lesson i wanna explore this concept and walk you through this journey when to start saying no had to do it in which opportunities you should say yes to. Here's the reality as you start growing your business as you become a more salish entrepreneur. The more valuable. Your time is when you're first getting started. I'm just speaking about myself. When i first got started and i was just trying to kick up dust as trying to make a name for myself. I was trying to build a business that matters has customers that has revenue the sustain myself. I was willing to do pretty much anything to bring in customers. Those legal and ethical of course and therefore my time really didn't have much value. Because all i had is time i didn't have money ended customs but a had time but that equation changes as you get more customers as you get more revenue and now your biggest asset is time you only have a limited amount of it so anytime you say yes to something you are going to say no to something else because that is going to take you some time on your calendar. Right and once that time is taken. You can't do anything else. And there's only a certain number of hours and they right. There's only twenty four hours a day. You can't do more than that you know and the thing about this is that it's gradual in the beginning you have nothing but time than your time becomes a little bit more limited and then as you grows entrepreneur time is incredibly limited and a lot has to do with the fact that you just have more on your plate. You have more opportunities presented to you because of the successes you've having going look at this issue a look at the extremes if you wanna have lunch with a local entrepreneur that you met in your co working space that might be in the star of their entrepreneurial journey. Maybe they've been doing this for years but getting a lunch with that entrepreneur that you've met your coworkers is not impossibly can schedule. You can make it happen. I it's like trying to have lunch with mark. Cuban right you know mark from shark tank and you know the owner of the dallas. Mavericks billionaire entrepreneur. This guy's got incredible amounts of opportunity. His schedule is jam-packed his time is incredibly limited. So it's not impossible for them but the chances of you having lunch are a whole lot thinner than you having with somebody. Who's not as busy right. Not as senior in their entrepreneurial journey and that's because he has a lot on his plate paternity any says no a lot. He had to train himself to do that because when he says no allows them to say yes to other things things that he really really wants to do or things that will have a greater impact on his life and his business now. A lot of people have a hard time saying no because they don't wanna feel bad they don't wanna feel like they're being a jerk or helping other people how or you know just respecting the journey and understanding how i was once there. I want to help somebody out. I'm one of those people but you can always turn an opportunity in your favor to make sure it works for you so i sometimes get emails essay. Hail mar would love to jump on a call and discuss this with you. I have a question. I have something i want to work out one. Maybe an opportunity can collaborate. And i totally respect that. And that's really kind of than three job to me but a call is very time consuming for me anything. That's synchronous where. I have to be at the same time. Same place is very very hard to do. Because i have a schedule of have Obligations to my team to my customers. I have to do so i always counter and say thank you so much. I'd love to do this over email.

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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons named to 2021 All-Star team, Tobias Harris left out

KYW 24 Hour News

01:29 min | Last week

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons named to 2021 All-Star team, Tobias Harris left out

"Beat ST beat ST John's John's 81 81 to 58 to 58 wanna blow wanna blow out there out and there the and Sixers the Sixers beat the Raptors beat the Raptors 10921. 10921. Oh, two Oh, two k. What k. hobbies? What Dave. hobbies? You're Dave. I'm You're joining I'm us joining with us more with on more not on only not the only game. the game. But Tobias But Tobias Harris Harris and how and he how responded he responded to another to another All All Star Star snub. snub. He showed He showed them Dave. them Dave. Oh, he Oh, certainly he certainly did. Carol. did. Carol. The best The best way to way prove to prove people people wrong wrong is to keep is to playing keep playing well well and keep and keep on winning on winning matures. matures. Anybody Anybody in our in locker our room, locker room, including including the coaches. the coaches. You know, You know, Um, Um, just just jerking jerking Tobias Tobias Harris Harris let Doc let Rivers Doc Sixers Rivers Sixers with 23 with 23 points, points, seven seven rebounds, rebounds, five assists five assists in their win in their over win Toronto, over Toronto, while MBA while MBA Eastern Eastern Conference Conference coaches coaches selected selected Ben Simmons Ben Simmons as an All as an Star All reserve. Star reserve. Paris, Paris, Unfortunately, Unfortunately, was not, was not, you know, maybe you know, maybe we We we can't We win can't and win and go win go the whole win thing, the whole and thing, the next and the year next he will year be he will on be so on so sometimes sometimes you make you your make you your play you and play make it and the make year before it the year you before make you it. make Hopefully it. Hopefully that's the case that's round, the case Simmons round, Simmons told NBC told NBC Sports Philadelphia Sports Philadelphia After the After game. the game. I was disappointed I was disappointed for him because for he, him because you he, know he's you a know talented he's a talented player player and we and wouldn't be we in wouldn't first be place in first without place him. without Simmons him. Simmons had 15 had 15 points, nine points, rebounds, nine rebounds, seven assists seven assists Joelle and Joelle beat it and down beat it night down offensively. night offensively. 18 18 points, still points, had still 12 had rebounds 12 rebounds in the Sixers. in the Sixers. Made 17 Made 17 threes, threes, which was a big which was reason a big they reason one they one Carol. Carol. It is no It secret. is no secret. Harris Harris was hoping was to hoping finally to finally make an All make Star an All team. Star team. He did He not did speak not to speak the media to the media afterwards, afterwards, but he did but post he did on post social on social Media. Media. A screenshot A screenshot of the song of the song politics politics as usual as usual by Jay by Z. Jay Z.

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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons named to 2021 All-Star team, Tobias Harris left out

KYW 24 Hour News

01:29 min | Last week

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons named to 2021 All-Star team, Tobias Harris left out

"Beat ST John's 81 to 58 wanna blow out there and the Sixers beat the Raptors 10921. Oh, two k. What hobbies? Dave. You're I'm joining us with more on not only the game. But Tobias Harris and how he responded to another All Star snub. He showed them Dave. Oh, he certainly did. Carol. The best way to prove people wrong is to keep playing well and keep on winning matures. Anybody in our locker room, including the coaches. You know, Um, just jerking Tobias Harris let Doc Rivers Sixers with 23 points, seven rebounds, five assists in their win over Toronto, while MBA Eastern Conference coaches selected Ben Simmons as an All Star reserve. Paris, Unfortunately, was not, you know, maybe we We can't win and go win the whole thing, and the next year he will be on so sometimes you make your you play and make it the year before you make it. Hopefully that's the case round, Simmons told NBC Sports Philadelphia After the game. I was disappointed for him because he, you know he's a talented player and we wouldn't be in first place without him. Simmons had 15 points, nine rebounds, seven assists Joelle and beat it down night offensively. 18 points, still had 12 rebounds in the Sixers. Made 17 threes, which was a big reason they one Carol. It is no secret. Harris was hoping to finally make an All Star team. He did not speak to the media afterwards, but he did post on social Media. A screenshot of the song politics as usual by Jay Z.

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Do I Need To Lower My Prices?

The $100 MBA Show

05:14 min | Last week

Do I Need To Lower My Prices?

"So gary in cuny wednesday if his prices are too high does needs a lower his prices for his e commerce store for his Designer cap business whenever we have questions like this in our business one of the things that really shines a light and gives. You clarity is data information. You need to gather hard numbers so that you can make a real informed decision on whether you should lower. Prices are not the first thing i want to point out. Is that Gary says that he had some sales and then things slowed down so he's not sure if they've slowed down because people just don't wanna pay for his caps at the price. He sells a four so the first hard number. We're going to look at is look at your website traffic. You should be tracking. The number of visitors are coming through website on a daily basis You could do this for free with google analytics. You subscribe to this podcast. You can search for several episodes that i Go through in detail how to use google analytics just search google analytics on one hundred on show both google analytics. You can take a look at how much traffic are getting to your website when sales were good a traffic light. And what about now if you have a less now. It's not a price problem. It's a marketing problem. You don't have enough people going to your store. You don't have enough people walking by and looking at your product and it's very common to see less sales when you have less traffic. This is why people trying to get more and more people to the website. They do facebook marketing. They do content marketing. They try to get people to know about their brands. They visit their website because they know more visitors equals more sales. So this is the first number you have to look at because this will tell you. Hey wait a minute. Maybe my prices are fine. But i need to increase my traffic. I need to get my customers at my sore. So what experiment. You could do is run some marketing campaigns whether it's content marketing with some blog posts whether it's through social media marketing whether it's paid marketing through facebook instagram ads. Whatever it is. Get the traffic that you used to get when sales were higher and see if the sales match see if you get more sales with that traffic now of course all traffic is not created equal. You want to try to target the right people that would love your product so this is really important when you're thinking about how to market market to the people that would most likely by so if you run that experiment you can run that for a few weeks you could see okay. Sales are picking up it because more people are coming so it's a marketing issue. It's not a price issue number two and these are any particular order but you really need to look at your numbers. Your profit margins. Some of us. We think that needs a lower prices but especially when you're in retail. That may not be an option okay. You need to make sure that you're making a healthy profit margins. You can't lower your prices if you're not gonna make a profit or reasonable profit to make your business worth it. I know this. Because i used to run my own. E commerce store over a decade ago. I used to run a clothing line. And i knew my margins. I knew i could lower certain items past the point because then it's going to be breaking even though not making any money so for example if you sell a cap for thirty dollars but a cost you fifteen to create in ship and deliver to your customer total cost. You really can't discount much. Maybe you can go down to twenty five but then you're really getting because there are other costs right. You have your only time. You have your website costs inventory and stocking cost all these running costs that run your business. This is why the numbers are so important. You need to know how much your business is costing you. This is why a lot of e commerce businesses get in trouble with their finances or with the financing of the business or the numbers of the business. Because it's not like they're selling one product of the same price they can just say here is the total cost less. Divide that number by the number of products. I have and this is the price of should be so i can be profitable. Every product has a different price. Every product has a different profit margin. So this is why your margins have to be pretty fat to cover any Discrepancies and make sure that when you sell your product you're giving back to your company to pay for expenses and then some. I'm very cautious about discounts. I do not recommend people to make major discounts or major sales where it cuts into their margins especially in retail. But if you do want discount you have to encourage people to spend more. Those are the best ways to run sales or promotions. Where you say you know you get fifteen percent off when you spend one hundred dollars or more. This encouraged at least the customer to buy more product and i know in retail. This is so important. You wanna get things off your shelf because it actually costs you money to have an inventory. Another way to do this is to have some sort of reward program where they can get a voucher for every x amount of dollars they spend at your source of they spend two hundred fifty dollars to get you know a twenty dollars gift certificate again getting them to come back to the sort and use certificate on a purchase so you gotta make sure that it makes sense for you to even changer

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Guest Teacher Benjamin Schneider on How to build and scale a digital marketing agency only with remote workers

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08:52 min | Last week

Guest Teacher Benjamin Schneider on How to build and scale a digital marketing agency only with remote workers

"A marketing agency is one of the best ways to build wealth. Why because a lot of people don't understand it's easy to scale of course it's hard to scale if you're doing the work but the point here is that you don't do all the work you hire other people. Great talent designers developers hardworking people that you can get them to do certain tasks work on the projects that you get hired to do an reap the benefits now. Ben's going to break down. Show you who to look for the mistakes people make but i'll be back at the end of the episode to tie things up and share my takeaways but for now take it away. Ben guys welcome is bench neither. I'm an entrepreneur from germany. And i own several businesses and one of the business i do is having an online marketing agency. So that's what we're going to talk about today. My topic is how to build and scale a digital marketing agency. Only with the remote workers. I've been working with remote workers for around eight years and i'm the owner of chop mafia dot com remote work platform. So you can go in hire remote work beer and that came from my digital marketing agency because our online marketing guy. So i have my own ecommerce store and out of that ecommerce store people were asking me. Hey ben how are you doing this. Can you help me with that. And all that kind of stuff and out of this. I created or found my digital marketing agency so our facebook ads did more than two million dollars for clients in zales with facebook ads but the problem was by selling companies. These facebook ads. They do not only need the facebook ads. they also do need landing pages. They need google ads. they need. We deals for youtube. They need graphics for youtube or graphics for ats graphics for the website. All that kind of stuff. So i was realizing. Hey if you're selling facebook ads. It's a good business. But companies need more. They need a full service solution and they want to have a full service solution because they do not want to have usa facebook guy and another one for google ads and another one to grade sales funnels. They want to have one agency one person to talk about their marketing stuff and outsourced that so by realizing that was thinking about. Hey how can. I build an agency like that. Because i'm only a one man show in the half other businesses to manage. And i'm quite good at facebook ads but i have no idea about google ads or some other stuff like billing websites or developing some stuff stuff like that so i need people for this. Hiring people from my country from germany is quite expensive so if you would hire a designer for example that custody around three thousand dollars a month so basically. It's an euros but yeah three thousand dollars a month. That's quite the same so this was too expensive for me okay. That was just not possible. So i needed to have another solution and then i came on the idea. The possibility to hire people from the overseas from the philippines pakistan india countries. Like that. why. Because these people were a lot of more cheaper than the german guys. So i was starting with that was trying that and some positive experiences some negative experiences but in general it was good in general it was working so i need to find myself a way to find people who are fitting into my company and were having a very high quality and this was the key to build and scale might digital marketing agency. Because as i mentioned i wouldn't have been able to hire three four five german guys. That would be just too expensive. But i was able to hire some people from the overseas so i started with hiring a designer and i would recommend you guys this. Start with hiring a designer. Why because definitely there's no company in two thousand and twenty one who do not need a designer in their company because you have so much posibilities to spread content out there and that's why you definitely need to have a designer but the other advantages that designer does not need to have any log in credentials or access to any sensitive data or something like this you can just give them a few pictures and title or anything like that and tell him hey. Police creamier facebook ads. Spanner out of that. And in addition to that you see the result immediately with a developer. If you're another developer guy you have no idea if this wella per is good if this is fast or anything like that but the with a designer you see it easily you see easily on. The result of this design is good or not that he take around one day for this or one hour as fast or not so. It's very very easy to start with with a designer as a remote worker indefinitely you need to have one in your company. I just proudly recommend that so our starting also they designer and this man helps me to improve my facebook ads because we have awesome designs. But before i did all designs and all the banners and all that stuff by myself. And i'm definitely guys not a designed so you can imagine how tremendously the quality was improving by that guy so realizing hey this was working with the design guy. I get one step ahead. I hired someone for google ads. I hired someone for wordpress websites and stuff like that. So i was not only able to provide high quality to my clients with that remote working guys. Some accompany hours able to widen my portfolio. So i wasn't the for the branding out there. I was still the facebook. At sky in the facebook ads marketing like a guru and sold my book an amazon bestseller and stuff like that but then the back end i was able to sell them not only facebook ads but google ads and landing paycheck and a new website and email marketing. And all that stuff as well. Because i have a team right now and this is very easy scalable because if you're found a way and we come to data and a few seconds if you have found a way how to hire good people and not being scammed by people and really knowing that this people half good and high quality output you could easily repeat that hiring process and scale your business with that. As i mentioned. I've created more than ten million dollars ten million years in sales for my clients. This was only possible with having team. So how did you do that. You got on dot com on my platform if you would like to check this out. Fourteen days for free and create a shop post. We have only. Id verified user skies this very very important also. Go hiring on another platform. Feel free to do that but definitely do only hire people who are ide- very fight

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Making Beautiful Music With Community-Driven Partnerships

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

05:35 min | Last week

Making Beautiful Music With Community-Driven Partnerships

"Henry donahue is the executive director of save the music a national nonprofit that helps students schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music prior to save the music. Henry was the ceo and head of partnerships at purpose a digital strategy and creative agency that focuses on social impact projects. Notable clients included every town for gun safety the aclu oxfam international. The ford foundation nike. I- kia audi and liverpool f c. Henry has also worked as a media. Executive focused on digital product development is held senior positions at discover conde nast primedia and lendingtree dot com spent most of the nineteen nineties on the road across the usa as a fundraiser for political candidates including us senators. Jay rockefeller from west virginia. And ron wyden from oregon at the same time. He was playing guitar in an indie rock band and running into small independent record label. Henry has an abbey in american history from harvard college and an mba from darden graduate school of business at the university of virginia henry. Great to have you with us. Sharing the story of save the music and the lessons contained within the be here could see joe thanks. Hey i'm delighted to have you. So why don't we start sharing with our listeners. The origin story of save the music. What was the germ of its mission and tell us a little bit about the journey. Yeah i mean safe. The music's mission and vision are the same today as they were back. joni urine. John sykes aretha franklin one. Dvd's categories aretha flying sleep dion and Every student every public schools should be making music as part of their education. I think you had a great overview of why at the intro. We know for decades of research that when schools have music students do better. The school does better. The community does better In normal times. I travel all around the country even in the toughest schools when you get to that band room or that choir room. You know. it's that joy and inspiration and hope for the future and all those things. So i i love going to high schools middle schools elementary schools. I love interacting advanced features van kits. It's amazing the landscape out there. Is that most schools in the. Us do have music as part of their school day. there's a quote for geoffrey canada That i'm sure i'm angling but it's something to the effect of if you wanna see what a quality education looks like. Look what rich people do about. Eighty percent of american schools have music and art as part of their school day And the programs that caught over the years. And we're we do. Most of our work are in schools that serve black students immigrant students and in rural rural students as well. What do you love about your job. Henry donahue because you loved this i love so it you you mentioned. I mean i've worked in politics and advocacy and social impact in various ways for for a long time You know at purpose Which some of your listeners might be familiar with worked on gun safety. We worked on marriage. Equality we worked on A project involving immigrants and You know the fight for the fifteen dollars minimum wage. All of which were were were deeply deeply satisfying. But when chris mccarthy who's the guy runs. mtv now came to me in we had this conversation about the h. one. Save the music which five six years ago you know still had a very solid sort of core group of program team people working there doing amazing work but has sort of been what i call know an orphan corporate asset on. Cbs empire. You know. I was presented with the opportunity to do the thing that i did for my job. Which was you know corporate impact strategy advocacy and combined with the thing that i spent my whole life in love with which which is music. Which by the way you. You don't have the benefit of seeing henry. But i do. And i see a keyboard. And i see a guitar so yeah. This is a music guy. You're a. You're a an advocate Andrew musician and you get to do both in the same job. That's pretty awesome. Yeah i think this is sort of at the core of was eighth. music does Which is i remember myself as a pretty angry and somewhat directionless

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N.B.A. Announces All-Star Game Plans In Atlanta Despite Player Objections

CBS Sports Radio

02:26 min | Last week

N.B.A. Announces All-Star Game Plans In Atlanta Despite Player Objections

"This. I am Tony D. All right, so it looks like the N B. A is going to be holding its All Star game in Atlanta. That date is on March. 7. Players don't want to be there. But the MBA thinks it's the right thing to do. Adam Silver wants to hold it. They'll be very limited fans in attendance. They're gonna honor the historical black colleges. So they're gonna have about 1000. People in attendance are going to donate 2.5 million to the historical black colleges, which is a good thing to do. However, the players don't really want to go to the All Star game, and fans are wondering if it should be held it given that we're still in this pandemic, LeBron James and Kevin Durant are going to be all star captains for this game. Look, I understand where this league is coming from A mean despite its charitable givings. It wants to hold an All Star game. It wants to make some revenue off of it from the television contract in the television obligation, it feels like it's an event. It could run be run safely, but it's not really concerned about the look of what an All Star game is. An All Star game is not just An entertainment vehicle, right? It is not just inopportune itty for you. We is fans to watch the best go up against the best The All Star game now and you because you can see this in Major league Baseball as well is becoming just a period of time to celebrate the sport. Like the city that the All Star game is in becomes party central. There's a lot of elements players that aren't in the All Star game, go to the All Star game anyway, because it's a fun time to sort of have, you know to let loose. Have a good time. All the All Star game is going on. There's almost like a relaxed break. This is going to be completely different. The city of Atlanta is not going to be rocking and rolling with the whole bunch of things to do. There's not gonna be the social aspect of the All Star game. I could understand why players don't want to go. I could. I could totally understand It's yet another game and yet another risk that they take by maybe getting this virus. It's another safety protocol. They gotta go through rather than maybe going home and quarantining there for whatever break that they're on. That being said, these leagues are starting to find out that their opportunities to maximize any sort of revenue stream they can is slim. And so there's an opportunity to make a little money on the television rights and the obligations that you've got to roll the All Star game. Adam Silver's gonna hold the All Star game, all the charities and all the things that they're doing off the court are good. But in the end, I think this is about revenue. And so they don't really care whether

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Los Angeles' Lakers LeBron James Scores 35,000th Career Point

Jason Smith

00:38 sec | Last week

Los Angeles' Lakers LeBron James Scores 35,000th Career Point

"On how things go in the next few minutes. This could be one of those games where LeBron James gets a little bit of rest in the fourth quarter tonight as Brooklyn is all over the Lakers right now, 89 72 in the final minute of the third quarter. James Harden has 21 Kyrie Irving's got 12 and four assists. Meanwhile, LeBron James we talked about him hitting the 35,000 point Plateau in the MBA earlier in this game has 27. Basically, that's really it for the Lakers as far as he's having a big night, Kyle Kuzma has this having a nice knights got 16 and nine, But the Lakers just getting beat right now by the Nets. And

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Newsletters vs Email Sequences: Which One Is Best for Your Business?

The $100 MBA Show

04:10 min | 2 weeks ago

Newsletters vs Email Sequences: Which One Is Best for Your Business?

"Newsletters versus email sequences. That what we're gonna to talk about today which one is best for your business for your audience for the people on your email list. I list the find them. A newsletter is a email you send on a regular basis to your customers to anybody on your email list that could be a customer. Non customer potential customer leads and the main differences that you're actually triggering this email. You're writing it in advance and maybe scheduling it to go at a certain time or certain day every week or every two weeks every month so in whatever will use to send emails those mailchimp verkada active campaign. You're writing up this newsletter. Maybe a week or two in advance scheduling it to go out to the recipients so they can read. What's new in your company. What's happening early blog post. You need latest video or podcast episode. It's some sort of value. You wanna give your customer. An email sequence is different because it's not one email that goes out to everybody at a particular time or the same time so the newsletter. You're sending every monday for example to everybody on your list but with an email sequence as soon as somebody joins your list they get an automation sequence of email so they might get one email as soon as they join your email us. Welcome them then day. Later they'll get an email with your latest blog posts and these are pre written emails that get sent automatically in a certain sequence that you create in advance and these sequences can go on for as long as you like for as many emails as you want. Some people call this a chateau newsletter. I heard this from brennan done. Who writes a lot of courses creates a lot of courses would comes to email marketing. We had brennan on as a guest teacher back on episode sixty five around six years ago. You hit subscribing. Find it in our archives if you'd like it's called the newsletter because from the recipient's end from your potential customers and it's just an email newsletter is both from your end. It's all prescheduled all automated. So which one is better while. I'm here to tell you that they both have value. And it's all depends on what you're trying to achieve and i have my own thoughts on this. I think that traditional newsletters have their place. They advantage of newsletters. It's fresh content fresh information that you just wrote recently a week or two ago max so you might be covering recent topics current events. You might be curious articles that have come up in your feeder that you've seen that are recent or relevant with a newsletter shatter newsletter Things can get old really quickly because if you wrote the sequence six months ago those emails are not as timely as they are now in terms of the content of the actual information. You're sharing so what i recommend. Is you do send a newsletter. But i think the timeliness of what's going on what's the latest and greatest actually pertains or is actually more important for your actual customers. Setting regular newsletter customers actually makes more sense because you want to retain them you want to keep them happy and you want to give them value also an update on what's going on with your products or services your company and that information needs to be timely but they were trying to nurture an audience to become a customer like the emails you send to potential customers on malysz that necessarily doesn't need to be a newsletter it can be what's called the shadow newsletter or an email sequence. And will you focus on is things that are not really a time bound so when it comes to these email sequences include content. That is timeless. Like your most popular blockposts. Another email could be your backstory. High started the company. And why you do what you do. Another e mail in the sequence could be how some of your customers are getting the most out of your products and services that you sell some success stories things that will get them over the line from being a non customer to accustom because really. That's your goal with that email list of people that are not customers yet

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Atlanta mayor asks fans not to travel to city for NBA All-Star game

The Von Haessler Doctrine

00:31 sec | 2 weeks ago

Atlanta mayor asks fans not to travel to city for NBA All-Star game

"Before the game is even officially announced, Atlanta's mayor is urging fans to stay away from the city for the NBA All Star game under normal circumstances. Marky SHOW, Lance Bottom, says she would love the opportunity to host the All Star game. But these are unusual. Times MBA superstar LeBron James agrees with bottoms. It's a bad idea. We're gonna bring the whole league. It's AH, one city that's open bottoms worries fans will use the game is an excuse to come to Atlanta to party in the middle of a pandemic. She says. The game is a made for TV event with all N ba sanctioned events closed to the

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US business schools opt to sit out of some MBA rankings this year

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:25 sec | 2 weeks ago

US business schools opt to sit out of some MBA rankings this year

"Several top American business schools have decided not to participate in MBA rankings this year. The Wall Street Journal. Reports Harvard Business School, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School Columbia Business School in the Stanford Graduate School of Business there among those who have opted out, they declined to provide data to the economist in the financial times, because they say the pandemic has made it difficult to gather that

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Continuous Process Improvement

Status Go

05:33 min | 2 weeks ago

Continuous Process Improvement

"It's been said to air is human but to really foul things up. You need a computer. Never automate a bad process. Oh in the oft-quoted garbage in garbage out. As it professionals we have always espoused people process then technology if we all know transformation or change starts with people and the processes. Why do we so often jump to the technology before fixing our process. Today's guest is tom west. Tom is the founder of green dot consulting group and the host of the podcast. The improvement nerds. Tom's mission is to change the world one process at a time. Welcome to the show. Tom oh thank you so much. What an awesome introduction with the quotes and the piles of. You know things that we sometimes step off on. you know. we know what we should do. Oftentimes but it's like once you get into a decision making role like the blinders. Come up you just think about goals and moving forward and oftentimes with that. You confuse activity with progress or productivity. So i cannot wait to have this episode. Kinda talk about how we help. People play this game in a little bit headset. moorehead's fashion well and kudos to you. One of the coolest podcasts names. It's probably the second coolest that i've heard the improvement nerds. I won't tell you which one i think is the coolest but the improvement nerves is pretty good so before we get into attacking the process problems takes on your journey. Tom how did you become the self proclaimed improvement nerd if you go and check me out on rink in which seems to be the only form of social media. I know how to use a lotta people ask. Why are you on twitter instagram. And the i'm there but don't expect to the impressed if you check me out there. But but on linked in you know i have a list that somewhat making fun of myself about all the acronyms after my name Having gone to school got my graduate degree and focused When i did my mba studies on finance. At the time. I was working in china services for fundraiser. And i thought i wanted to take my career in that direction and be someone who did fund development and how foundations grow and do amazing things. Through their efforts. I was doing at work. I started to look at my processes a little bit and notice that they had a little bit of opportunity for improvement within our picture. Your donor in the congregation. So it was a faith based organization to give a gift With the hopes of dna. Help someone else so very altruistic and then that donation goes through this process of being collected in. Were they practice their faith than being routed to my office then being accounted for then being cashed than being bashed and then routed to the field agents to finally do the good work that it was intended to do so there was a lotta process and and bottlenecks and a waste and the way every day that dollar was stuck in process it was consuming costs of the intended gift in the dollars actually given at the end very different and that just was unsettling the so. I started a focus on process and tried to wherever i could with a network. Make that work easier. More seamless more efficient and hopefully through that honored. I'd donors hours a little bit more morin. I had no idea what i was doing. Was a career track for project meanders or process improvement people. I just thought about what if i was that donor than what if i knew about all this waste that would upset me and I wanted to do something about it. So that was kind of where the initial seeds were planted. I eventually studied and got greenbelt. While at grad school that led me to do a couple of projects. And then i was nervous about most improvement people deal as inert nursing out about one of the projects had to work the In school with a friend on a training run for a marathon. And he's like you know. That's what i do. That's what i do for the hospitals here in. Did you know where also hiring and you know. I really looking but i was smart enough to say yes. I want to interview for that. That led to a nine year career in healthcare. Where i've actually studied got my pnp. I saw my black belt and then within two three years of that the organization wanted us to start to teach black belts internally and that led me to get my master blackball about what they issue the american society for quality in this severe following. All that that's a lot of credentials about why when after malls. Because i really wanted to be able to teach and coach and mentor other people. So that they can if these credentials for themselves because there's a lot of change that's needed and we need a lot of people to get the tools in order to lead those changes. So that's why i pushed myself to go for those higher levels and so that i can teach other people so they

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The Tao of Bill Walton

The Lead

02:25 min | 2 weeks ago

The Tao of Bill Walton

"All right. So chris from your conversation with him and from watching him as a broadcaster over the years. How would you say bill. Walton has evolved from my selfish perspective. He's evolved to be more interesting. I remember watching those. Mba on nbc games with bill walton and marv albert as a kid. Bill was nothing compared to what he is now. Penetration jumpers in transition whereas the defensive resistant for minnesota walton. Was the guy in a suit and tie on nbc for several years. Kevin garnett is thirty six in the nba. Free throw attempts. That's not good enough now. He's the when there isn't a pandemic going on. He's showing up at basketball games in grateful dead shirts and he's embraced everything that he probably had to bury for a very long time. Congo line coming from our free gave receptionist vicky driving that train leading the haredi onto the court. This was so much fun. We've done to do a really good job all the time. But he wants to do his way and his way is to have fun key. Eight a birthday candle. That was let off of a cupcake. He just swallowed the flame home during broadcast. Take a bite out of it. While it's lit ostade about the face for a lot of viewers. They want the nuts and bolts of a pick and roll offense or how you trap bill. Walton doesn't offer much of that bill walton wants to find a correlation between a slam. Dunk and the majesty of the grand canyon. He wants to see a perfect rotation for an open corner. Three and somehow relate that to a grateful dead concert imagination. It's not work. It's taking an idea of building a now synchronicity. What did you learn how to ucla. Or is that prior to your though. I learned that at my i did and i think the most fascinating part of this whole thing to me is that there are subsets of the internet. That either eight bill love. Bill are want to know what he's on and what he's on his life.

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"mba" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

08:52 min | 1 year ago

"mba" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

"And she asked me at one of our dinners right down my goals for our time together. She's like I want to know what you want. And not even in the context of where we work but She's like I just want to know what you want. uh-huh and as I reflected on that exercise the way that I approached it and this may sound more but I wrote down the things that I wanted to say about me when I'm dead. Yeah no that's a good strategy All of the things that I wanted to be known for. And even if it's not about what you die but even when if you know at the end of a career at the end of a chapter in your life when you retired or whatever you want people to have ah to say about you or what do you WanNa have meant to people. What are you want your presence to have meant to other and I woke now in the words and personal nature about being a wife and about being a mother From what professional nature of impact that I went in my work to have on culture and adding Heidi but I use that as my star and so even if you don't do the work through an MBA program Worried you've gone through your MBA program and you still need the word. I encourage any everyone to articulate what you want what you want out of this life sending bike what what what. You're really working for it because it can just be so enlightening and it can actually start as your North Star every day so on the days a win you know the corporate back pat and he gets really heavy. I have a lot of those days it gets heavy. I have to remind myself of what I'm actually really working towards. That is bigger than the debt that I'm in. It's bigger than my relationship with a manager to give time like it must be bigger than that and if you don't don't make it bigger than that you will get bogged down in the everyday bullshit. Oh Man I I just wanted chooses talk but you guys take a break but what we're going to talk about next. Though is something you mentioned about how you figured it out. Culture currency your job now and then how you use that to drive your career. So we're going to talk about what exactly is culture culture currency or corporate currency. I was like what so. We'll talk about that after this quick break. Hey guys real quick WanNa let you know the thirty minute. Coaching calls are no longer free but they're not expensive at all so for thirty minutes. You Pay Forty Bucks and I will give you my off and I will really really try to keep it within thirty minutes. I'm only try real hard. You know like the talk. Why else would I do a podcast second round my mouth? No but seriously I love hoping you guys I love letting you know that you are not alone in these situations that so you aren't the first black woman to go through it and you definitely won't be the last but hopefully one day we will all be the last and we can really work to to change the environment that we have to work in in order to survive. I don't want us to just survive. I want us has to thrive and we can and we will so if you find yourself stuck in a work situation invest in yourself go to trill Krill. Mba Dot com slash coaching. And let me help you and I'm really good at what I do so little gift so if you need some in help. I'm here if you have a question you can always email ask at trill. NBA Dot Com. I'm always happy to answer emails so with that Sinn. Let's get back into show. Okay guys. We're back before the break we were getting bombs of nuggets from this rockstar friend of mine. I'm so happy to know her. She is anonymous so she can in keep it all the way through and keep her coins in her good job and keep being rockstar where she is but we're talking about about her story of how she has worked to set herself up the mind frame that she goes into corporate America with and I hope nope that you guys are really internalizing the nuggets. She's dropping because these are the things that you truly need to be successful. Ten percent of it is the actual work you do and the ninety percent is all this other stuff and right now in this segment. We're we're going to talk about this idea of currency in a company and how Rockstar did you figure this out and so for me. This is win the Minty becomes the mentor. Like totally. Like hippy. Me On game. Because the the only time I've ever heard of currency used in the context of you know my currency is X. in this field is with PhD's so with PhD's their currencies publications right like the driving force of their career. So so when you frame this up for me when we were prepping for this episode I was like yeah. I am stealing this. I will be coaching people on this. But first let's define that term in this context what does currency mean from a company or from a cultural standpoint. The currency in an organization is what matters. Most what get you recognize. We'll get you all the special assignment. And it is the additional value that the organization place is on you being a in a chair right like if you are just a button a chair doing job. They're going to get a certain amount of value out of you right That is how the organizations pianolas structure picture. That's how you worked out is determined. You know that's how they made Adnan costs right like a understand. Roughly the amount of value you're going to generate by simply being in a chair But their value above and beyond that. That is your juice. It's your exceleron right it. Is You know what matters I most is. What gets you recognize? What gets you the special assignment What influences that narrative? We talked about that we talked about earlier. It becomes part of your talk track and you have to figure out what it is and it can be different at every company Some companies have relationship currency. And it's all about who you know and your relationships you ill I'm companies like the one that I work in has a performance currency culture. uh-huh and I didn't. I didn't coin this phrase right. I learned it from the on knowing. Hardly hear the long Danny Manning Director Morgan Stanley really. And you know her but expect to win. I've heard her speak a couple of times that she talked about. You know understanding the currency at Morgan Stanley earlier early in her career. Um So she helped me articulate it but I have been observing and evaluating it pretty early on when I got into my organization. And I'll kind of walk you through. It is because it was I stumbled into it. It was on my part. It felt much. Art Manager was not an advocate. My director is not an advocate I so I been at the company for bow all over year and nobody cared about me. And I'm Kinda like you know you hear all these things about mentorship and sponsorship ship and people will take a vested interest in you and you know you want leader to kind of take you under their wing and show you the ropes and all of that and that just won't happen unless you are putting points on the board right. There are far too many junior employees in organization for a leader to take a vested.

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"mba" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

05:40 min | 1 year ago

"mba" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

"Right like. Here's the deal. It doesn't matter where you start only matters that you keep keep striving for the end right for where you're going so even though you got a part time. Mba It doesn't mean that you you can't get this six figure job says 'cause you can K- and now the other thing I want you to think about doing if you're looking to switch. Your career is a want you to try to get on cycle with your school. fulltime recruiting routing program schedule right and I was you. Just get on in there even if you've graduated go to their events if you're still living in the same city a European in the same city as the full time program or if you can travel like do whatever you need to do to show up okay and if if you are starting a part time program or you're considering a part time program because I came only my job. I need this money and I haven't planned in advance enough to leave my job to go full time. And I looked at the resources that will allow me to have a full fellowship the consortium or Forte. I haven't done the due diligence and our really WanNa you have to score high on his G. man or Gre. Or our WANNA do whatever you come up with for these part time programs. Look on knock Ya on. I'm trying to better yourself but at least do the most to make sure that you set yourself up for success. So if you're going to go into this part time program for him at least start the program and try to structure it with the same cadence of the full time program so if you start your part time program start in the fall. Start Your program in the fall work to finish your program within twenty two months like the full time program right and yes. It's going to be hard because you're black. Wanted to still work and go to school. I'll know why but okay again. I told Ya I was biased. So if you're going to do the part time program at least try to put into the full-time programs opportunities especially if you're trying to switch careers especially if you're trying to leave your job. Ns especially if you are trying to get this NBA so you can make more money like the saddest thing I see is somebody in a junior level role especially you young ambitious people owning only. y'All graduate from Undergrad and then two seconds later. Yeah I WANNA get y'all NBA. That's not how this works but okay because see somebody told you you get your MBA. You can make six figures. ooh I WANNA make six figures. Let me go get my. Mba was the least past of resistance to go do that. Oh I can get into this part time program and now you are you wondering 'cause you had no internship you don't know any companies coming coming. You don't see them doing work working your ass off. Mind you because in the fulltime programs half of your time is spit looking looking for a job in the part time program. All your time is bid on the academics and learning the skills the full time program. That's the other half so you missing half of the puzzle of getting your MBA in this part time programme now how to fix it get on the cadence of the full time program. Consider taking off your job for ten to twelve weeks and going and doing internship and you should be able to do do that. Because if you've got on the cadence of the fulltime program you should be in the loop of everything the full-time students are doing and you should be right. They're lacking step now. Is he gonNA be real hard. Because I'm more time. Hell Yeah. Why don't you do this? But what I am telling you is if your expectation is to make six figures when you get out of your MBA program. Do you got a lot of work to do. which is why fulltime programs fulltime? When you think about it so that half the time? We're working on getting a new job. That's you actually doing your work because you're still working and look guys I get it. Everybody situation is unique. I ain't trying to give you know no money to help you do this. So my criticism comes just from my general angst. It's not personal. You know I love you guys I I just want you to set yourself up for success. And even though I have ranted and raved about how much I hate part time programs you still got an MBA ACIS. Use It figure it out. Do not sit there and not get your coins. Okay you must be smart. You got into the program program. You must be smart. You graduated from the program while working. This means you are a beast. You just don't know what but you don't know that's what this whole time today has been about so as always if you need some help or advice vice about a specific situation.

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"mba" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"mba" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

"This takes a lot of time a lot of soul searching and a lot of research don't do the work while you're in your MBA program your first year or the company and you just thought this would be such a great idea really work by after your internship the internship what is it that I really want to do post MBA right thing to do because you don't know what you really should be doing do bob about what you're GonNa do with the time you've been given on this earth.

"mba" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

06:39 min | 1 year ago

"mba" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

"Hey guys it's so if you haven't already heard I'm back in corporate America the needed a J O B because I have been super just moved across the country and start a new job so I hope you guys can give me some grace super super busy trying to get my whole life together and be replaying re mixes of season two episodes the great thing is my editor. Chris is going to make these Um charm if you go back and listen to him you got it I feel like any of the episodes which you like about them are remember you are awesome forget what anybody says you so I love you guys thank you for listening to the show now let's Start Doc Aka the truth NBA you'll ever know and I'm here so today we talk about getting the MBA road on their life journey for many this is an exciting santeuil mistake so the question to ask yourself well there are many things you should consider before you start on an MBA before I get obvious toward two year full time MBA programs and that's a whole executive and part time programs just will not benefit you nor I am also biased towards top twenty MBA programs over your lifetime then an NBA from a lesser ranked or non about schools like Harvard and Stanford and Worton those Shen and you're intentional about what you're trying to get out of the MBA a lot of you might be but hurt right now because you're saying well I didn't go you don't like the NBA should be icing on the cake you're never is laid out and be successful absolutely if you look around there are a lot make a lot of money so this is not the end all be all.

"mba" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"mba" Discussed on Trill MBA Show - For Black Women Surviving Corporate America

"Want people to have to say about you what do you WanNa have meant to people what are you want your presence hurt through an MBA program Worried Uganda your MBA program and you still need to do the work I encourage any and everyone to see pick you late what you want what you want out of this life sending white what you're really working for it because it can just be so You Pay Forty Bucks and I will give you my off and I will really try to keep it within thirty minutes I'm Old Trafford real hard you know you find self stuck in a work situation invest in yourself go to Trill Mba Dot com slash coaching and let me help you and I'm really good at what I do so little gift so if you need some help I'm here if you have a question you can always.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"At first product you have a list email people that actually want what you have this is why i don't think it's a good idea to put so much effort in the beginning in facebook or twitter or any other social media platform because you really have a hard time collecting emails there yes you can tell them their hair give new product but they might not see it through the millions of things in their feet can't ignore things on email can ignore your inbox so that's the first steps there go ahead and get started you can do this and if you've already started keep golan you've got this keep pushing forward keep improving keep tweaking keep making it happen hey i've had all my share of struggles i still have lots of struggles but i'm still standing right i'm still doing this and to me that success being an entrepreneur in itself is success no matter how much money or how much femur how much significance gone the process all right that's it for unity guys i hope you enjoyed today's episode it was a little bit of a long one but i wanted to get a lotta great content in for you guys don't forget come january first monday the first of january two thousand eighteen the hundred army show goals daily five days a week we're going to have a belaz i can't wait for this i'm super pumped all your favorite types of episodes are bath mustreads guest teachers graf qna wednesday's and free right friday where you get to win a free ride to one of our programmes by leaving us and i tunes reading interview so stay tune for that make sure he hit subscribe rheinau suit get all the episode as a role in come january first bombed the daily all right that's it for me today guys but before i go i want to leave you with this one of the reasons why i started this podcast is to have a practical way for you to start a business and practical means of doing so after you've listened to this episode and if you haven't started yet with your business get started right now they might be thing at all.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"And that might mean not watching as much tv you're playing view games or lenin go some hobbies at you love to pursue something that you've always dreamed of i think that's kind of a good tradeoff but you gotta give it time number two you got to start building an audience that means he ghosts are building a website build a website build a blog start writing about your ideas and start collecting some email addresses you can you sumocom we talked about them before fueled a one zero zero mba done at sumo you can get started for free it's a great tool to collect emails you got to build an audience c can build four that audience whatever you're building give nobody to talk to give notice cell to so build the website very simple s does have to be perfect to be like a designer website start blogging every week about the topic that you're all about whether it's fitness or health or finance or cooking or whatever it is you got to get used to communicating your ideas to other people and you've got to get people into your world into your website so you can certain vining them for more great goodies whether it's a free b booker hand out or course where they provide their email address in exchange for that that's how you get started you actually do some work and you start writing any star building an audience if you have an audience if you build a list of one hundred two hundred a thousand people and you build a great product four them you're going to sell you've built for them you ask them what they wanted there are sold on new the love your content this is why people are not successful they don't do this work they don't build the business they just want to play business is just like the idea that like the concept of making money off something that they love but you have to actually roll up their sleeves and build foundation if you don't like the right create a podcast do videos put him up on you to put him up in your website but i really emphasize building a website because that's where you're gonna be able to collect email addresses and be able to build a grey list of interested people that are interested in your content as well as your future products and when you're ready to sell.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"Nba today's episode of a hundred rba show is supported by grasshopper fear an entrepreneur a small business owner or even have a side gig do you need to check out grasshopper the entrepreneur's phone system with grasshopper let you run your business from your cell phone while keeping your business and personal lives separate new choose from a huge inventory of local toll free or vanity tollfree numbers you simply forward your number to your mobile phone and start taking calls immediately whether you're in the officer in your car or your out shopping for the holidays grasshoppers iphone and android apps help you stay connected to your customers not to mention you can center receive calls and techs from your business phone number you can set of multiple extensions for everyone on your team you get your voicemails transcribed in email to you and you can work from anywhere with call forwarding making received calls from your computer or vaira desktop you can even utilize wi fi calling better yet grasshopper offers an easy an instant set up and 247 customer support all without any longterm contracts be professor final responsive and effective with grasshopper get your business phone number today go to grasshoppercomnb a to get twenty dollars off your first month again that's grasshoppercomnba hurry to wrap up titties lesson how do you get started as a sold for noor well first of all i really think it's important for you to dedicate the time allotted don't give it enough time to make sure their business exceeds they give it a couple of hours here a couple of hours there and within a few months they saying you know one i don't know if this is for me and they've let go you got schedule in the time personally i think that you have to give any business smaller big at least twenty hours a week for six months kinda give it at least six months for twenty hours a week if you don't have twenty hours a week whether you're have jampacked weekends are other responsibilities then you're going to have to give a ten hours a week for a year you gotta give it time now i'm a true believer that everybody's got the time you just got to prioritise what you want to spend your time on.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"Now i'm not saying as a sole printer can't think big you can just going to take a little bit longer or maybe a lot longer if i may be completely honest because again you're just yourself to think about kind of life you want to live nasr as an entrepreneur and leslie flexibility and time again you're building something huge year right so just keep it in mind understand who you are how you want to live your responsibilities in life what do you want to do with your time and choose wildly and miot vice if you're not sure star every business as the solar per renew cr feels if you're content if you feel things are going well and you're making the money that you need or want then you found your path but if you offering a more of your hungry for more transition to an entrepreneur i've done tons of times and of experience both so you go ahead and do the same but what are the first steps up becoming a solar power nor i wanna give you those first steps in a moment but first let me give love the today sponsors today's episode of one hundred army show supported by hostgator every business needs a website and it couldn't be easier with hostgator now i know you might be thinking hey is this expensive is gonna be hard to get started i'm not a designer i don't know if i could do this right now we'll hostgator has got your back because with hostgator special deal for 100 army listeners who can just starter for as low as five dollars a month and then includes everything you need to start a business website choose from over forty five hundred templates that you can use and modify and it's easy it's all dragon drop design and if need any help along the way just contact their support twenty four seven three sixty five by a phone chant or email so they can walk you through it step by step and don't worry the got your back with security backups and super fastbeat get started with their special promotion for as low as five dollars a month just go to hostgatorcomtech one zero zero nba again it's hostgatorcomtech one zero zero.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"Bit of a buffer if you are a bit controlling a hen you like to have full control over things this is not going to be pleasant for you because you have to let go of some control sometimes a lot of control as an entrepreneur of what's going on all the time time line how long things take other people might take longer at a task even if you can do that task yourself in youth hired somebody to take that load off you it may take them longer than i frustrate you you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable i remember as a fulltime solar per newer you really have a lot less stress when it comes to that you're in a lot more control you might have other stress with those financial or otherwise but once that's kind of an order you're you're making a pretty good profit it's pretty much you know stable euro k you're not stressing out but it's easy to stress as an entrepreneur because you're dealing with so many different personalities different challenges things had of your control and you got to get comfortable that all right so we talked about the advantages and the disadvantages or slashed challenges of being a solar panel reverses an entrepreneur what does that mean for you you need to make a decision on how you want to live what kind of business you want to build if you fall by eight week experiment of working while travelling you'll know that it's a really hard to run a business with employees at need your advice that need your leadership the neater approvals if you want to travel the world fewer or somebody who wants to get into business because you wanna have more time to travel being us openers fantastic for that because you can block book time for you to work and get things done and that's it you don't have to depend or coordinate your time with anybody else as an entrepreneur different story long periods of travel is very difficult because your car seat on the go you're not really fully immersed in travel or you're not fully immersed in your work because constantly you know answering messages on your phone or managing the team are proving things or you know making sure buys on task lot stuff so yes you can hire managers yes you can do that buddy.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"Your dream of building this business so therefore there is more risk that's just the reality is just the truth and i experiences with building the hundred rba which is closer to a solar premiership now we have other people that work fulltime a one hundred m b but it's a very very small team compared to what an are ninja for example vest 26 employees the risk is super high with the software businesswoman are ninja and we've been through a lot of different teammates now we have a core team that's been with us for a long time but some didn't work out because i'm constantly weighing out the risk and seeing if this person is actually going to pull off what i need them to pull off in order for us succeed and if they don't you're going to have to cut him and that leads me to the next advantage of being an entrepreneur now you might think cutting people that's an advantage though that's not the advantage the advantage is getting to know really talented people that is one of the best things about being an entrepreneur is you get to learn and get to know about people that are really great or what they do things that you are not so great at and therefore you admire them even more so you're surrounded with great talent and that's one of the funniest things it's like playing a basketball game with a bunch of nba stars in toronto people working at a high level now you work at a high level tube but in your area of expertise were that's marketing or sales or leadership now we haven't mentioned this yet but in one of the advantages of being an entrepreneur is financially you can make a whole lot more when you're not just depending on yourself again you only have a certain amount of ours as you can scale as a sole per noor but boy kenya's you scale as an entrepreneur i mean i just read an article yesterday about how jeff visas as net worth is now one hundred billion dollars with a b jeff jesus is the founder of amazon what an entrepreneur and business he's built so if monies your game if you're looking to accumulate wealth you wanna make eight or nine figures or beyond than you got to choose the honor.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"You know building that camaraderie and a lot of people will quit a lot will give up on business because solar punishable so lonely and they feel like hey i don't know if i could do this it's not motivating luckily there's lots of communities out there you can join you go to meet ups and go to conferences people just like you can meet up with each other and become their own colleagues so yes so punishable can be lonely but it's just encourages you to be more active online and in person in these meet up groups okay let's get into entrepreneurship the sky's the limit with entrepreneurship if you're going to build a team around your idea around your business you can pretty much do anything i and look at yale on must the guy is putting rockets into space because of the amazing team he built around him you can't do that as a sold for noor right but if we break it down to earth let's look at a businesslike basecamp basecamp as a software for project management something that we use in our business absolutely love it love the founders under methodology and building software jason freed and david hannah meyer hanson they build a great soffer with a small team there not a huge team i believe there under fifty employees but they've had great success with even just ten please but again they couldn't do themselves they needed a team of designers developers marketers and they built a great software and a grey business that's here to last a has longevity then we're talking about when you are a soldier near you have a lot more control because you do everthing yourself so therefore the opposite is going to be true with entrepreneurship those less control you're going to empower other people not you to do major things that affect the success of the business and you're going to have to hope no now hope but you're going to have to believe that they're going to fall through and if the now it's going to be responsible they make sure they do or find somebody who does to ensure your success that's really the major difference where you're going to have to hire great town greet people to help fulfil.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"S full to make a prophet because it's just you mostly and you're doing all the work you only have a certain amount of hours a day to put in your only one person so it's gonna take a lot longer now i might not take years is gonna take longer free to get some traction but it's definitely possible but you gotta have patients this is why a lot of people solar pernille were they become a solar per newer outside of their day jobs as a side hustle so keep that in mind number two you're kind of limited to what you can do reis so if you have a great idea that you want to implement as a business there might be a chance that you can't do that business by yourself because you don't have all the skills necessary yes you can learn it yes you can build it but again it could take more time and it may not be your strength so you're kind of limited to a certain number of businesses you can run because you got a builder around your own skill set and in fact it becomes much more like a personal bryant so you could see it with a hundred rba you know i was a teacher at the high school and university level for thirteen years i was a teacher trainer so teaching was my bread and butter i also started businesses on the side when i was a teacher i've became an entrepreneur i build larger businesses so i started the 100dollar nba which is teaching other people had a start businesses i'm a good teacher you know it's what i've done all my adult life a built businesses or walk people through it and make sure they avoid some of the mistakes i've made and therefore i built a business around that but when it was time for me to want to build something else like a solution to webinars i knew from the bat i couldn't do this alone i had to build a team and therefore i had to switch my business model for them business same thing i had a clothing line in the past called him design and i couldn't taylor the clothing myself i needed expert taylor's to do this so some ideas don't cater to solar premiership lastly ciller partnership can be lonely a can be because you're not building a team around you you're not busy with building that team.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"Because he just couldn't do it alone but now you can and you'll have to manage anybody really and even if you have to and a shortterm if you're hiring a freelancer for shortterm project cycle last long so it's not that bad so if you're not someone who likes leadership or management being the sole purnell fantastic you just got to lead yourself if you're not somebody who lows finance budgeting making sure that you're making enough money for your business to pay payroll this is huge i included before now a lot less money is going out so most of the money that you're making is going into your bank account and staying there with other eu book sales are audie book sales or core sales whatever you're doing as a solar poorer you after worry too much about finance who can actually do it off a spreadsheet probably really don't need an account unless his tax time it's pretty simple now agassi the more money you make the more complicated things get so if you're making you know sixfigure seven figures are sold for noor are making seven figures yes you're going to be one of the extra careful and may be having an accountant repay them you know a few hundred dollars a month is well worth it but generally finance is not a big headache if you're doing everything yourself so those are some really solid advantages and there's one thing i want to say before we move into the challenges are disadvantages i highly recommend starting every business has a solar power nor keeping it lien if you have a cupcake business you baked the cupcakes you sell them you see if there is a viable market for your cupcakes there's no reason to hire staff and a kitchen and all that stuff if you don't know if people want your cupcakes or not so the point here is is that you should start every business as a solar printer as much as possible by doing things yourself we talked about this before you know the ins and out of the business so when you do higher somebody and transition to that entrepreneurial phase you're not a train them you know exactly what to hire four you know skills they need and the handover simple because you did it all right what are some of the challenges of being a solar purna role one it often takes a longer than expected to be six.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"Penned on to build a business and a good example of this is our software company webinar ninja i cannot have this business without the team of developers we have designers or server administrators there are other aspects that i can do myself whether the sales pages of the marketing or i can get on the webinars and try to promote our product but the product does not exist the business does not exist if i don't have this fulltime staff with me and an entrepreneur is pure sense means somebody who's really an orchestrator somebody who finds all the pieces of the puzzle all the ripe players they need to build agree business puts them together becomes their leader and leads them to success wall solapur nor does the same thing except they do all the work themselves right their their own leader they take matters in their own hands and actually implement all the work themself i wanna make sure this is clear one is not better than the other it all depends on kind of business you wanna built let's get into being a solar panel of the advantages of being a solar noor and then we'll get into the disadvantages or really the challenges of being a sold for noor and it'll do the same for being an entrepreneur but that's not where we're going to stop we're also going to be talking about which one is a better fit for the type of life you wanna live no matter what you choose there's going to be challenges just know that right now just resigned to that fact there will be challenges there will be bumps along the road that's just business so it's not like one choices easier than the other all depends on who you are as a person and kind of business when i built so let's get into the advantages of being a solar per noor no one being a solar purnuri means that you are in complete control of the whole thing the whole process the product the success the failure let me give you an example of being a solar per newer let's say you're an author you write books online you create ebooks for the kindle you're going to come up with a topics are going to come up with a titles you're going to come up with the actual content you're going to write the books you may hire freelance or too.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"Mm titties episode of the hundred army show is supported by hostgator expect more with their wordpress cloud hosting with everything under one roof everything you need to build that business website you want we're talking about security backups customer support let's 247 they website building with thousands of templates for you to choose from you couldn't be easier and it couldn't be more affordable for listeners of the show with the special could get fifty percent off and start for as low as five dollars just go to hostgatorcomone zero zero nba again that's hostgatorcomtech one zero zero m b eight titties episode is also supported by transfer wise are you a freelancer or a small business owner with clients around the world i think he should try transfer wise transfer wise is a multicurrency account that makes it cheaper to pay and get paid in foreign currencies transfer wise charges and no receiving fee and gives you a great exchange rate the fees to convert and send money are lower two it's often cheaper than people and banks joined the tour a million people who are already saving tons of dough head on over to transfer windscomnba and try it for free or download the app again that's transfer wisecommba farright solar per newer they are entrepreneurs quickly this is the find these to ensure being a solar purnuri means that you're running a business by yourself you don't have a fulltime staff along with you that doesn't mean you do not have freelancers that help you from time to time or maybe even a virtual assistant but basically a solar panel were runs their business on their own by themself and this is quite common it's actually quite possible with online businesses in fact nicole my ran the 100 rba the podcast end the program all by ourselves for the first two years or so ran the podcast all by yourself for over three hundred episodes suspect definitely doable you can do this now what about an entrepreneur one entrepreneurs pretty much the same thing except you have staff at means that you are building a business with a team of people that are with you all the time that you do.

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"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

The $100 MBA Show

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"mba" Discussed on The $100 MBA Show

"Hey hold him to the 100 rba show business podcast that brings you practical business lessons of with every single episode palm your host your coach your teacher omar's in home a muscle the cofounder of the 100dollar mba if youre just getting started or even just thinking about starting a business you need to make sure you neil your business idea door we got your back with the free seven part video course on idea validation making sure you nail that business idea just go to one zero zero nba done net slash idea to check that out again for free access to that course as a one zero zero nba done thatidea in today's lesson you will learn the difference between being a solar for newer and entrepreneur now i've had experiences in both camps i was a solar for long extensive periods of time i've been an entrepreneur with an equal amount of time as well and door we're to get into the differences between the two the advantages the disadvantages of both and my goal for you today is to see what is a better fit for you because there is a big difference between the two and depending on what kind of business you wanna become a lifestyle you want to have this is a very important decision you wanna make early on it's going to ship every decision you make in your business a lot of people make the mistake of just starting a business without actually having a conscious decision all kind of business or businessperson they want to be this is a huge mistake because you my build a business or life that you do not enjoy they do not link so you went from a job you hate to a business that you really are not thrilled about so today you're gonna decide on which fortress you want to build and live in wh what kind of business you wanna ronald kind of business person you wanna be so let's get into it let's get down to business.

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