35 Burst results for "Mara"
Friends Creator Marta Kaufman Is Ashamed There Were No Blacks
"About that. You see this story about the co creator of the TV sitcom Friends, she's planning to donate $4 million to an African and African American studies project because she's so embarrassed by the guilt she feels, but the white homogeneity of the characters on that sitcom and that coming of age series is didn't have enough black characters in it. This is so gross. Marta Kauffman was one of the creators of Friends. And she told people that she intends for a plan gift to fund the Mara F kauf in 1978 professorship in African and African American studies at her Alma mater, brandeis university, which is a liberal arts college in Massachusetts. She said it was initially difficult and frustrating to see Friends criticize for its lack of diverse characters in a show that ran for ten years and after premiered 94, as you know, that show earned tens and tens and tens of millions of dollars in syndication and streaming for its creators and cast Aniston Cox could draw Leblanc Perry and schwimmer. They are swimming in money forever. And after Netflix announced that it would drop the sitcom in 2019, somebody named Sal auster witz, who wrote generation friends and inside look at the show that defined the television era, said Friends occupied a central place in American pop culture. Yes, it's a sitcom, but it's also a soap opera. But after this, see, here we go. After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, that triggered so much racial justice protest across the country that the TV show Friends became a target of criticism. And many people wondered how. On Manhattan's racially diverse upper west side, the characters seemed to exist without interacting with any residents or visitors of
Man Killed During Traffic Stop in Grand Rapids, MI
"Right now, is a real mess. And it centers around the police shooting of a 26 year old named Patrick la loya. Here's a report on what's happening in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from WDIV, local four in Michigan. Another African American man has died as a result of the use of lethal force with the interaction of law enforcement. 9 days after Patrick Leo was shot and killed during a traffic stop, Grand Rapids police releasing the video showing the deadly confrontation. 20 minutes of video, some of it too graphic to show. It's a protesters gathering outside the Grand Rapids police department tonight calling for the officer who shot and killed 26 year old Patrick Leigh oya to be charged in his death. The entire case is been turned over to Michigan state police. Our Martin McDonald is live downtown tonight Mara. Law enforcement veterans say the investigation is going to take a while. That's right, Kimberly and here's why, because there are multiple videos from multiple angles of what happened that morning. There are multiple witnesses and then you add on top of that, the confrontation between these two men before that fatal shot was fired. There's a lot to unpack here. It's just after 8 a.m. on April 4th when the 7 year veteran of the Grand Rapids police department to the GRP is not identifying, pulls Patrick Leo ya over for having the wrong plate on the vehicle. Stay in the car. Leo, a Congolese immigrant exits the car and doesn't follow the officer's orders to stay in the car. Liu ya tries to run, a chase and struggle go on for two minutes. There is no backup. Police say Liu ya has his hands on the officer's taser in the last frames of video you see the officer on top of Leo, he pulls his firearm and shoots Liu ya once in the back of the head, killing him. It's an absolute tragedy. It's
ICRC chief arrives in Moscow to discuss humanitarian issue in Ukraine
"The head of the international red cross is in Moscow for talks with Russian officials on the humanitarian issue caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine the ICRC president Peter Mara is expected to raise issues such as prisoners of war the conduct of hostilities on the delivery of aid Mara released a statement in which he said the devastation of the conflict was bossed the red cross chief said it was essential that humanitarian role was recognized in order to limit the suffering of our travel to Ukraine a week earlier during his time in Russia he'll meet with the head of the Russian red cross who's been dealing with people who have fled to eastern Ukraine into Russia I'm Karen Thomas
"mara" Discussed on Wardrobe Crisis
"I'm going to try. You also hear Mara mention a show that she did at fashion week back in 2018 with soil and lilies as the kind of set very elegant, but funereal on purpose. And this is what she wrote to explain it on social media at the time. She said the collection was about learning to let go. Allowing things to die with grace and joy, throwing beautiful funerals for things that we don't need. Now I thought that was such an interesting take to apply more broadly to the unsustainable old ways of doing fashion, right? Very timely, isn't it? A few years later. Let me know what you think. You can find me on Instagram and Twitter. I'm at misses press. The show's on Instagram at the wardrobe crisis. And actually I'd also recommend that you watch Mara and her sustainability director Dana talk about how they work together and some more detail on their circularity projects over on the Mara Hoffman Instagram. They did this very good live last year. We'll share a link in our show notes, which you can find as usual at the wardrobe crisis dot com. All right? Let's get to it. This is so cool. I'm very excited. We're getting to do this. Thank you, I'm so happy to be here, Claire. I'm fascinated by the time zone difference and I didn't even put it together until I saw that I was invited to 8 30 in the morning. Is that what time it is for you? It is. I just said I need to double check we're recording as minor freakout mode because today's the first day of mercury retrograde. Yes, any complications yet today. So far so good on my end. How about you? Crossing fingers. But are you into astrology? Because I really am. I am, what's your sign? Let's start there. So I'm a Gemini. And what's your rising? Capricorn. Oh, I have a rising capital. Do you like the goat who's always relentlessly going.
"mara" Discussed on Secular Buddhism
"And where <Speech_Male> does that fear come <Speech_Male> from? Well, <Speech_Male> some examples of the <Speech_Male> things that we fear might <Speech_Male> be that <Speech_Male> I'm suddenly confronted <Speech_Male> with a situation <Speech_Male> where the <Speech_Male> story I have <Speech_Male> about reality <Speech_Male> is inconsistent <Speech_Male> with the reality <Speech_Male> that I'm in, <Speech_Male> or the story that I <Speech_Male> have about myself <Speech_Male> is now <Speech_Male> inconsistent with <Speech_Male> the reality that <Speech_Male> seems to be painted. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Remember at <Speech_Male> our root, I <Speech_Male> think all <Speech_Male> of us <Speech_Male> aspire to <Speech_Male> be <Speech_Male> viewed <Speech_Male> and to be seen <Speech_Male> and to be understood, <Speech_Male> we want to be <Speech_Male> liked and <Speech_Male> we want to avoid <Speech_Male> being disliked <Speech_Male> and <Speech_Male> sometimes life will present <Speech_Male> a set of circumstances <Speech_Male> where that <Speech_Male> becomes difficult <Speech_Male> and now <Speech_Male> part of <Speech_Male> what we're experiencing <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> is <Speech_Male> wanting things <Speech_Male> to be other than how they are. <Speech_Male> I want to be <Speech_Male> understood and <Speech_Male> you're seeing me in this <Speech_Male> light. So now I'm mad <Speech_Male> at you and <Speech_Male> what I'm really mad at <Speech_Male> is that you're not seeing <Speech_Male> me the way I want you <Speech_Male> to see me. And <Speech_Male> that might <Speech_Male> be it, you <Speech_Male> know? It could be <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> much more elaborate <Speech_Male> than that, but <Speech_Male> at its root, it might <Speech_Male> be as simple as that. <Speech_Male> I just want to be seen <Speech_Male> and understood. <Speech_Male> So I <Speech_Male> can start to do that <Speech_Male> from my <Speech_Male> perspective out. <Speech_Male> I want to see <Speech_Male> things and understand <Speech_Male> them, not just <Speech_Male> treat them like, oh, <Speech_Male> there's Mara, the <Speech_Male> personification <Speech_Male> of all things that I <Speech_Male> hate. No, <Speech_Male> I want to <Speech_Male> look at things and say, <Speech_Male> I <Speech_Male> want to understand you. I <Speech_Male> don't want to hate you, <Speech_Male> Mara. I want <Speech_Male> to understand you <Speech_Male> and see where <Speech_Male> you're coming from. Why <Speech_Male> do you do what you do? <Speech_Male> Why does <Speech_Male> this matter so much <Speech_Male> to you? Why does it <Speech_Male> matter so much to me that <Speech_Male> you're trying to do what <Speech_Male> you're trying to do to me? <Speech_Male> Things of that nature, <Speech_Male> that <Speech_Male> to me is where the power <Speech_Male> lies <Speech_Male> in this <Speech_Male> story. And <Speech_Male> that's what I extract <Speech_Male> from this story when I <Speech_Male> hear it, and <Speech_Male> I love that line. <Speech_Male> I see you, <Speech_Male> Mara. <Speech_Male> So I hope <Speech_Male> that you'll <Speech_Male> take this <Speech_Male> throughout the next <Speech_Male> week or so. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> And apply it in <Speech_Male> your own day to today <Speech_Male> life. Look <Speech_Male> at the things that you <Speech_Male> fear, look at the <Speech_Music_Male> things that you tend to <Speech_Male> run from. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> ask yourself, is <Speech_Male> the running even helping? <Speech_Male> What would happen if <Speech_Music_Male> I stopped? <Speech_Music_Male> And I turned and <Speech_Music_Male> I faced the <Speech_Music_Male> thing that I fear, <Speech_Male> and I looked at it, <Speech_Male> and I looked <Speech_Music_Male> at it closely <Speech_Music_Male> and I looked at it long <Speech_Music_Male> enough that <Speech_Music_Male> suddenly <Speech_Music_Male> I start to see it <Speech_Music_Male> for something <Speech_Music_Male> different than what I <Speech_Male> thought it was. <Speech_Male> And that, to me, <Speech_Male> is the power of the <Speech_Male> lesson of the <Speech_Music_Male> interaction between <Speech_Male> Buddha and Mara <Speech_Male> and <Speech_Male> that one pivotal <Speech_Male> line where the Buddha, <Speech_Music_Male> the game's over when <Speech_Music_Male> the Buddha looks at it <Speech_Music_Male> and says, I <Speech_Music_Male> see you, Mara. <Speech_Music_Male> And it's <Speech_Music_Male> no longer I'm running from <Speech_Music_Male> you Mara. <Speech_Music_Male> So <Speech_Male> all right, that's all <Speech_Male> I have for <Speech_Male> today's episode. <Speech_Music_Male> I hope you enjoyed <Speech_Music_Male> hearing some <Speech_Music_Male> of my thoughts around <Speech_Music_Male> the topic of <Speech_Male> Mara and <Speech_Male> I hope this line <Speech_Music_Male> sticks with you the way <Speech_Male> it has with me, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> I see you, Mara. <Speech_Male> Thank <Speech_Male> you for taking <Speech_Male> the time to listen <Speech_Male> and I look forward <Speech_Male> to recording <Speech_Male> another episode at a future <Speech_Male> time. <Speech_Male> Until next time.
"mara" Discussed on Secular Buddhism
"A bear, for example, people who know bears might know that under certain circumstances, let's say you stumbled upon a bear that has cubs, then the first thing you need to do is to avoid being the threat to that bear. So in the moment that you started let the bear comes to attack, there, the appropriate response might be to shrink down. And to immediately show that you are no threat. And then the bear might leave you alone. You would know that because you understand bears, if you didn't know that, and your ignorance is what comes into play and it says, oh, well, with the bear attacks you fight back. Well, now you're much more likely to suffer a worse experience than that encounter simply because you didn't know. And you didn't understand what was actually taking place. The bear was trying to defend its cubs. So again, that's just another analogy that I like to use in my mind because it helps me to understand that what I'm trying to achieve in all of this is greater understanding. And but what I'm not trying to achieve is giving up and accepting things and saying, okay, well, the bear came to eat me, so I guess it's time for me to die. It's not that either. And I think our encounters with Mara are the same. It's not an instance of resignation. It's the opposite. It's an instance of, okay, I want to be more skillful, so I need to understand what is this Mara. And this Mara can come in the form of you yourself with unskilful words, thoughts or actions, but often it presents itself in the form of others, a coworker who comes and says this or that. And maybe it makes you feel a certain way seeing Mara would say, I see you, Mara. I understand what's happening here. I may not understand the causes and conditions that gave rise to this treatment or this these words you're saying or whatever the interaction is that's taking place. But I wouldn't have to feel hatred as in, okay, I hate you because I would never say what you just said. I would think, wow, okay, I don't know what led to you saying that, but I would probably.
"mara" Discussed on Secular Buddhism
"My greatest friend, my greatest ally, or I can be my own worst enemy, and the reason I don't achieve the thing I set out to achieve. I'm both. And that was a very powerful realization, a very insightful moment of awareness. And I think that can happen to us too, and we start to see ourselves as Mara, Mara is me. I am both capable of all the good things that I can do in life and also capable of all the bad things that I can do or bad things that I can be in life. And again, I think our society has somewhat conditioned us to think opposite of this. We tend to see the well both the good and the bad out there, but I could never be as good as, you know, so and so. Oh, I would definitely never be as bad as so and so. Insert any name there, right? Anyone you look up to Gandhi Mother Teresa the Buddha. The Pope, whoever, whoever you look up to as the personification of all things good, and then look at whoever comes to mind when you think of the personification of all things bad, like the hitlers of the world. It's very easy to think, well, I couldn't be that good. And I also couldn't I would definitely never be that bad. And this approach is saying, oh my gosh, I could be, I could be there one of those. I could be like this person that I admire that does. Good things. But and I think this is where it becomes powerful. It also implies that I can look at someone like Hitler and say, well geez, I could have been that bad if I were conditioned by the same unskilful views and beliefs that he had. That to me is a pivotal moment where no longer allows me to write off something bad as well, I don't even need to think about that because I would never do that. This forces me to confront myself, Mara, and say, I see you, Mara. I see the potential of what I could be. Well geez, that really makes me want to look at, well then what views do I have? What skillful or unskilful views that I have that could lead me down a path of becoming someone like that? There's a lot of power in that. And there's no power in the opposite where you just write it off as. Well, I wouldn't do that. But we do that with everything. Just look at our society today. We're very polarized, especially in politics, but in religion and in a lot of things, when it comes to opinions, we're very polarized. And it's very easy to think I would never believe what that person believes, or I would never do what they did, or I would never vote for who they voted for..
"mara" Discussed on Secular Buddhism
"Around the character in Buddhism, whose name is Mara. Who is Mara? Well, Mara is a character in traditional Buddhism that has several metaphorical forms. There's Mara as the embodiment of all unskilful emotions, such as greed, hatred and delusion, there is also Mara as a metaphor for death Mara as a metaphor for all conditioned existence, in other words, the conditioned mind that is blinded by ignorance and delusion. And there is Mara as the character that tried to prevent the Buddha from attaining liberation while he was meditating under the Bodhi tree. And this is the story that I want to share with you and to extract out of that story. A teaching that has made a lot of sense to me and sharing just simply sharing my thoughts around Mara in general. Mara has been described as the personification of forces antagonistic to enlightenment. And I kind of like that description. Rather than having to think of Mara as an actual character, like you would in a lot of in western thought or in western religions, you kind of have the antagonist to all good, right? It's like the devil or Mara somewhat fits in that role except of course you should know by now if you've been listening to the podcast and Buddhism, it's not necessarily good and evil. It's more skillful and unskilful. And again, I mentioned this in one of my books, but the notion of fact versus truth. I want to invoke here, just to call to mind that what you hear about Mara doesn't require us to say, well, geez, though, I need to believe that there was a character named Mara. No, this is very much for me at least very much like the story of the tortoise and the hare in aesop's fables. There was a tortoise and a hair and they raced and the hair kept stopping to rest because he was so fast he knew he would beat the tortoise and at the end of the day, the tortoise one because the tortoise never stopped, kept going and the hair lost focus and didn't finish the race. Now we hear that story we can extract a nice teaching out of that. Do we have to get entangled in the thought? Well, did a rabbit and a turtle really race? No, it doesn't matter. The point of the story was to illustrate the teaching, and that's how I view Mara in general. So I just wanted to start out with that as a caveat. To explain where I'm coming from as I as I talk about Mara, the character. So in the story, the traditional story of the Buddha, the Buddha interacting with Mara. There's a line that stood out to me. And so just a little bit of background, the story kind of goes like this that the Buddha starts on this path seeking enlightenment. And he spends several years as an ascetic monk, going to the extremes of giving up everything, prior to that, he was at the other end of the extremes where he had access to everything, and he kind of discovers this middle way. Now in that process, there's a point in the story where the Buddha sitting under a tree meditating. And this is the story that's narrated of the moment of the Buddha achieving liberation or becoming enlightened. And just prior to that moment, Mara shows up, this character that's trying to do everything possible to prevent the Buddha from attaining enlightenment. And in the story, the way it's narrated in different traditions, there's a line that I think is very important where the Buddha looks at maron says, I see you, Mara..
"mara" Discussed on The Social Fix.
"You realize there's something a little bit depot which i don't know it's comes at different times for people in people's lives i believe but i think that everyone can agree that it goes much deeper than what is like on the exterior just life in general lack. Nothing is what it seems. Everyone should know that just every day what we do nothing is nothing is what it same package. Someone be judged based on their appearance the way they local the way they don't look and how could that have anyone judge them like anyone judged home with character that way. How could that happen. Yeah i mean it's like it's like you always hear this like well. You know people saying it's what it's what's on the inside that matters you think that it's a cliche but at the end of the day it's really really true because when you're like the initial attraction don't get me wrong. That initial attraction e marcy comes from the physical. Whatever you might be physically attracted to personally com. Which usually comes from. Society's expectations listens a beauty by ennio. Et has but then after that. It's literally like you know you're someone has a bad personality or their dickhead. Or you the inaugural nice person or sue barra. Whatever my bay. it's super tanzi. All them a might take a couple of cars to get over and be like fine. I'll give up on this person. A beautiful looking with i literally saw but you a lot of the time. Find yourself if you're friends with someone who you might not necessarily be physically attracted to but You know our time or someone that you nor rbis heim gained more emotional connection to them. It can be much deeper. It is much apron last much longer. I agree. I couldn't agree more especially when it comes to like love and relationships in any type of intimacy or even like close friendship like obviously everyone has their bank. But how awesome is it when someone fits with your personality and like you know accepts. You was the person or is honest and understanding of you and your life or is accepting of your family or the people ranji. That's so much more important. Like how could beauty come first. But i think everyone's met in their lives. Someone you know that is on the older side of lafayette like in the thirties. Forties like over. That's not really. Oh but like you know not lead twenty s. i say. I think we can also like adult children. Who will lackner. I'm all about looks. I'm all about like the hottest women all the hottest men and honestly at this point in my life. I feel sorry for those people because there's so much more and it's so much better to look past what someone looks like a loss long-off that says i mean like here's an example. Initially by the way shout out the denial watching is called flora. Bama shaw soya booed. It's were on season three already because we finished it is really good. Sorry about before. Where very sorry we were talking about the people who find attractive on the show so we had out like you know talk to a whatever. Yeah and and it's so funny because like thorughout this it's like regardless of who was physically at the end like at the end of season three. I'm mike yuck. I hide the ones that i'm physically attracted to yep and the one is have a little crush on the code. I find.
Charlie Chats with HHS Whistleblower Jodi O'Malley and James O'Keefe of Project Veritas
"Us is a good friend of mine. Who continues to outdo himself. Project veritas. james. O'keefe james welcome back to the charlie kirk show and you. You've someone very special with you today. As right joey. Federal employees was law services as we saw yesterday mona. It's a homeless watch the controversial history and it shows people in their own words. Jody came to us as a insider and proceeded to record conversations with your colleagues the let you say what you suppose. Well this is. These types of stories have been going on for a long time and i think people have gotten complacent about it and just think that it's just what is the world we live in today if you will and i reached out to project baron ties back in july and wanted to tell them everything i know but i didn't really have a clear example. It was just like all the but then after this happened to my co worker and she refused mactan treatment that she had wanted two weeks after taking the back seen as when i started recording so i wanna talk about that but i just want to remind our listeners because they might not have listened to our sister episode encourage them to. I did a whole hour on really what was revealed and so for me personally. Some of the most dramatic footage that you were able to capture was dr maria gonzalez. Who's an er doctor from the us department of health and human services says all of this is be us now. A patient probably has mara kyd is due to the vaccine but now the government are not gonna want to are not going to blame the
"mara" Discussed on The Long Run
"Diagnostics strategy to pair up with targeted therapies. Mara is simply one of the smartest and most experienced people. I know in the diagnostics business. I have sought out her perspective on the crucial in undercover diagnostic testing aspect of the pandemic response. She has written a few terrific guest. Editorials on timmerman report that i've been privileged to edit. I'll post links to those articles on the show summary report. There are a lot of people with opinions about testing. And some are better informed than others better than almost anyone i can think of mara is able to synthesize the disparate threads of science and business and the practical policy challenges of scaling up to meet the need for better cova nineteen testing. I will say as well. This episode was recorded. Friday september third. I was thinking a lot about the start of the school year and why we weren't seeing more widespread rapid testing in k twelve schools around the country regular listeners of the long run. no this isn't a news oriented podcast but this is a really timely topic that i had to ask more about. I did notice in the days after this recording that president biden and others have started talking more about increasing efforts to expand testing. So if this show feels a little dated by the time you listen recognized that everything moves fast in the pandemic and i was seeking to cover some of the big testing questions as they stood on september three. I actually think quite a lot of what mara had to say. We'll still be relevant throughout the fall and further into.
How Republican Governors Are Responding to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate
"President biden's vaccine mandates for larger businesses and federal workers. Continue to face pushback from republican governors. Arkansas governor is hutchinson tells. nbc's meet the press. A federal mandate in. His state will backfire. We're all together in trying to get an increased level of vaccination out in the population. The problem is that. I'm trying to overcome resistance. But the president's actions in a mandate hardens the resistance but npr's mara liasson says. The white house sees the same. Republican states have long had mandates for other vaccines and current vaccine resistance is already dug in. We've seen in poll after poll. That like so many other things in this country and in our politics cova vaccines have been totally politicized the difference between those willing to get vaccinated and those who aren't as partisan and you can see it. On the maps of the counties counties won by president trump have lower vaccination rates than counties won by biden.
Vaccine Mandates Face New Lawsuits
"Republican governors are promising a legal fight over president biden's new vaccine mandates for big companies and federal employees. But npr's mara liasson says the white house has calculated the benefits for the public and biden's presidency outweigh the pushback. We've seen in poll after poll. That like so many other things in this country in in our politics co vaccines have been totally politicized the difference between those willing to get vaccinated and those who aren't as partisan and you can see it on the maps of the counties counties won by president trump have lower vaccination rates than counties won by biden. And i think the president now believes the most important thing for him to do as president is to get the virus under control because it's not just a public health emergency it also threatens the country's economic recovery and that is the key to success for biden's own political fortunes npr's mara
Influential Educators: Dame Marie Clay
"To come. Let's talk about mari clay. Mari was born in nineteen. Twenty six in wellington new zealand. When she was five years old. Her parents divorced. Mari lift primarily with her mother but bounced between both parents houses. As a result. Mari ended up pretending four different primary schools. Something that would later influence her career trajectory in one thousand nine. Forty-five mari earned her primary school teaching credentials at wellington college of education following her time at wellington mara went onto earn both her bachelor's and master's degree her master's thesis focused on finding solutions for teaching special. Needs students. how to read and write in the nineteen fifties. Mari was awarded a fulbright scholarship. The award allowed her to continue her research at the university of minnesota and developmental child psychology and childhood literacy during her studies. Mari came to disagree with the prevailing literature about the ability of low achieving students to learn to read instead. Mari developed her own viewpoints. That would shape her research for decades to come. After finishing her fulbright mar moved back to wanganui new zealand where she taught elementary school and worked as a school psychologist. Then in nineteen sixty. She moved to auckland and joined the university of auckland's faculty. She taught educational psychology while pursuing her doctoral degree she was interested in understanding how children learn to read and how teachers could better support. The children who are falling behind. Her research was unique because it focused on closely observing a child's development over time
Q&A: Should I Share MRR With My Employees?
"My co-founder. And i probably be hiring someone in the near future i hire. I was just wondering when you hired in the past. Would you share financial metrics like m. are with employees or. Would you keep that just between you and your co founder is curious to hear what other people do in this situation. It's a good question davis and think the way i would do. It is the way that i did it with drip to be honest if felt weird to me to not share r. m. r. was was our. Kpi right it was the key performance indicator that drove the business and if mara was growing than the business was successful. I'll say. I mean that was the number one. Of course everything flows out of of mr. I wanna be clear. Obviously happy customers happy employees. There's a bunch of stakeholders but just to boil it down to one number to me. It is immoral. Tell so much about your market share about your enterprise value. If you were to sell the company about how much profit you could potentially have all these things so everything flows from our then. It's right like the lower your turn the faster. Mtr is going to grow and without telling let's see my marketers or my customer success people or even my developers where we were it would have felt weird. I think people will likely if they're working for you and they don't know you're probably think it's a lot more than it is and that can sometimes lead issues in terms of why not getting paid more wire. We so stingy with our amazon hosting or why are we paying more for xyz service. Why don't we have better benefits or whatever versus if they start and it's like yeah. We make thirty grand a month and you can do the math here. There's four of us. We're pretty much at break. Even which is in essence. What i would tell every employee i would hire at drip obviously before we were acquired because once we required we were venture backed essence. But i would tell them you know you're going to learn what are monthly recurring revenue is. I'm gonna let you know that we spend all of that every month sometimes more to grow this company so what i was trying to do is level set. You see that number. That's forty grand sixty grand one hundred grand whatever month that is not going into my personal bank account. This business is in essence. A growth business and growth costs money
"mara" Discussed on The No B******t Marketing Podcast
"Focused. Your business is focused on the outcomes solution to create its patty mara here on the no. Bs marketing show the new business rules. All about taking this and making an opportunity. She's touched on them. All focus on solutions not sales think relationships not transactions and then communicate your value. I love all this stuff. We have very similar mindsets. We both Really are passionate about our trade and helping our clients and and so it's really fun to have you on the show. This show does talk about leadership and communications. I want to ask you about both of those. Tell me a little bit about. What's your leadership style and how it's helped you in how you've honed it over the years. Thank you well. So it's an interesting thing when i started. It was really when i came across strategic coach. Because i'm actually one of the associate coaches for strategic coach which was a huge opportunity for me and when i actually started to look at stepping into that role and reflect back. Everything i did was a coach. If i was selling. I was coaching. I would coach people and when they saw an advantage they would buy you know. It's not the traditional so it's almost like it's an ingrained automatic is coaching. That i would say I lead with a coaching style Collaborative is important for me. On unique ability is is also part of my makeup. I'm interested in inviting for people to contribute their unique ability to the equation to expand. What's possible beyond what. I know so i would say coaching collaborating one. It had to develop is making sure that. I'm also communicating the vision. The why i. It's very easy for me to get in there and work it out and they evolution that i've gone through. It's in my head. But i have to really identify what is the why. And then communicated i have. It's it's the awareness of creating that context for everyone to step in and bring their best efforts so talk about that on the communication side. So you have this natural ability to coach and you. You had to train yourself to talk about that. Why talk about your communication style and how that's evolved once. You realize that. Yeah as well. I think D- allegation is definitely a learned skill. I read a cookbook a number of years ago. Who i think is written in the ninety s. If you want it done.
"mara" Discussed on Artist Soapbox * Local Artists on Creative Process
"We've talked about comparison being an obstacle to creativity in the past year. Some people have found ways to engage with creativity on zoom or playing music on facebook or instagram. Live that's awesome more power to them all personally. I just can't do it. I'm glad that others can and do but there was something about engaging with his treasured part of life through a screen that amplified the sadness for me on the radio. One morning they featured a theater group that was adapting to the current reality. And the interviewer set up the segment by saying the pandemic some theater artists are satisfied reading plays on zoom. But this group wanted more and i was like so many of us want more. We're trying to stay sane. We are trying to stay connected to one another. I realized this was just a bit of ham-fisted writing but it really got under my skin. Probably because it contained the subtle and false comparison that if you haven't found a way to harness your creativity and adapt you know and like six months then the problem is you. You're not adaptable enough. What are you even doing with your life. How can you actually claim to be creative. And then i recall the wise words of my friend songwriter. Juliana fench who said this is not downtime. This is a global pandemic exactly. There's no template for this. There's no way to know how you're going to process this until you're in it and i think for most of us how we're processing it really depends on the day for anyone out there who is struggling with comparison with seeing other people manage to find new forms of expression or generate new work during the past year. I'm here to say i get it me too. If feels like that entire part of me which is a pretty big part has been off line for over a year. I look at my guitar gathering dust. And i just shrug. I submerge myself in the words of other writers. But i feel no poll to do any writing of my own. But here's the difference. Between mara age forty with seventeen months of pandemic experience and mara at an earlier point in the trajectory. I know my creativity is still there. I can trust that. I know i will feel that poll again. Just because things are dormant doesn't mean they're gone. I'm grateful for this perspective. Because i know how it feels to doubt myself and feel washed up and like i should just move on and let those dreams die while if i had done that when i was thirty two i would have missed out on so much so much was on. Its way to me. But i had to get through some other parts of life in order to be ready in order to get there in order to have the experiences that actually fed the writing and that informed the performances and right now so many of us are in that messy uncertain middle part.
"mara" Discussed on Artist Soapbox * Local Artists on Creative Process
"I am so excited to bring you the first of two solo episodes. By mara. Thomas mara. Thomas is the mvp or vip of a s. x. She has contributed twenty six blog posts participated in six podcast episodes thus far and is now gifting artists soapbox listeners with her own to solo episodes and.
"mara" Discussed on The Social Fix.
"Keeping you up to date about all the social issues and social events that are happening right around the social fixes a place where you can hear from payable of chew. Needs the new sites our guys. Sorry today i have got my are on the podcast but before we begin i would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the week no island on which we made today and pay my respects to the otas past and present all right. Welcome mara hello. Hello we good thank you. I'm sorry glad to have you on yesterday. I am very excited today. Yeah i've been looking forward to it since also you loss actually and we worried about it. Yeah oh my gosh. I mean actually having a lead ideas public. And i'm really excited. Yeah it should be good today source. Amar's he has to talk a little bit about her experiences within the entertainment industry. And i guess all of that so she's got some exciting things going on at the moment as well so that should be awesome. I guess before we had sought it. Like how dr samara is because her partner used to. Well he still works in them but dial used to work for the same place. I'm saying companies are. That's how they met and then we obviously through partners. Sorry yeah that's amazing. I'm glad to have met you babe. I know it's so good. Yeah i come mice. I'm yes sir. I guess just to get into it. Do you want to tell me about when he. I guess go introduced to the auto industry entertainment industry absolutely so growing up. I mean from a very traditional family like not so much religious. Just very like old school. Morals like yeah. Unfortunately there's a very bad image around the entertainment industry. So i used to look gills. That work there as sort of like. Whoa you know taking them to sort of go down that journey and sort of not understanding with would be coming from when it would come to taking their clothes off and stuff like that and i had very old school opinions because of the way.
House Riot Committee Provokes Partisan War
"Hill, The 1st January sixth commission hearing is Tuesday. This at the same time prosecutions are moving through the justice system. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and top House Republican Kevin McCarthy remain at odds over the panel. As NPR's Mara Liasson tells us, this is the state of play in Washington at the moment, I think That the January 6th investigations really illustrate the deep divide that we have in this country. Nothing illustrates a better actually, we have the worst attack on the capital since 18 12. And the decision about whether or not to investigate. It has become completely partisan. We have Republicans voting against the independent Commission and against this special Select committee, Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House, appointed to Republicans to that committee, both of whom disagreed with the committee's existence in the first place. NPR's Mara Liasson reporting.
Roald Dahl's Matilda: Favourite Books
"We thought we talk about some of our favorite books when your kids. This is a question we got a. What was your favorite things to read. When you were younger we thought we do an episode on it and You wanna start. Give us one of your favorite books. Yes oh i had a hard time choosing just books and i have gone with a couple Authors and i'm going to start with one of the old classics role doll. Because i really loved mathilde. But i also really loved the witches and i loved danny champion of the world. There are many many books by roald. Dahl that very much loved. So but matilda was probably my favorite mathilde classic movie. Featuring mara wilson danny devito perelman none of important featuring the trunch bull mathilde a book all about a little girl with special magical powers who goes to school and and she has really crummy parents and then she goes to a school where there's a really crummy principal But then she meets a teacher named miss honey and things start to go a little bit better for her and it's great. Yeah and there's magic realism. It's really fun book. Probably if you're around our age you seen the movie. It's still a great book for kids. The movie holds up. it's all great yeah And and other books by roald dahl are also really good the witches which also has just recently a movie on. Hbo max and it's another movie from our childhood. That was very scary. I don't recommend it. Also which is for slightly older kids kind of scary
The Dangers of Stupid Smart People, Demonstrated by New York Times' Mara Gay
"Mary gave us on with Brian Williams, and they had a really difficult time at math proving my point again. That stupid smart people are the most dangerous people in the world. He may have read a lot of books. They may have solid achievement, aptitude in their lives. They may have scored well on the s A T s. But at the core, they're really not that bright. You doubt me? Check this out. You see it as a possibility. If he wants to spend a billion bucks beating this guy, he could do it. Absolutely. Somebody tweeted recently that actually with the money he spent, he could have given every American a million dollars. Let's put it up on the screen when I read it. Tonight on social media. It kind of all became clear. Bloomberg spent 500 million on ads US population 327 million. Don't tell us if you're ahead of us on the math. He could have given each American $1 million and I've had lunch money left over. It's an incredible way of putting it. It's an incredible way of putting it. It's true, it's disturbing. Uh, Listen, I was not a math major in college. I actually thought pre calculus was pretty easy. I thought calculus was difficult. My wife has a reverse. She thought pre calculus was hard and calculus was easy. I'm not a math major, but I'm reasonably confident that Bath is way way off. Way way off because you could give you gave each American a million dollars. I promise you It's not 500 Million, unless you think there's 500,000,500 Americans. I mean, that's not the kind of math that should be really complicated, but they couldn't quite grasp the whole arithmetic concept on the air. These are the people out there clamoring for critical racism theory and more. Again proving to you the dangers. Stupid,
COVID-19: A Potential Coverup and a Potential Bioweapon
"I asked the question. I would think any sound sane journalists and there are so few of them left. Right now would be asking The questions are very simple one. Is there a criminal investigation going into what I believe was a cover up. An effort by the United States government and people within it. To scuttle an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus and the potential of a lab leak. And secondly, the big, bold Holy can't say it on the air question. Was it a bioweapon? Now I know the left were not allowed to ask that which again makes me only want to ask you more because there's really nothing you can say to get me to stop asking stuff. You know, I've after 46 years I've been smart enough to make my own life boycott resistant. I just don't care anymore. And the most dangerous people on the planet are those that just don't care about left the spears. Did we finance a bioweapon? Now? What made me think of this whole show today? Well, my life is 1 24 hour cycle of show preparation. I'd even do it my dreams because I love talking to you and making sure I never ever waste your time. And yesterday. I'm listening to Fox News and Mara Liasson who's a pretty left leaning? I don't know if journalists I don't know who to call the journalist anymore these days. But she was on the fox show and she was, you know, giving the left this point of view, and she said at one point, like, okay, you know, maybe there's something to this lab leafing like to finally admitting it. You know, a year too late, you know? No. Gee, thanks. But then she says, But you know, she kind of hits that and she says, Well, you know, we got to separate that, though. From the conspiracy theories about this thing being a bioweapon, I thought, there you go. There you go, folks. Producer Jim right. Any time they say something is a conspiracy theory. What does that mean? What does that mean? That means it's time to
The History of Abbey Road Studios
"My name is merck stalls. I'm the head of audio products here at kiro studio so i i work with companies. We create software recreation hall. Where re-creations some of our old classic gear. the full. that my previous incarnation. Here bureau studios was as a recording engineer. I'd love to know before we start the tour. What how you felt when you. I tend to work here at you and your first day. You've been here for a while. You still got thrilled walking across the pedestrian crossing looking at these steps. But what was on life. You very exciting. Been a blur. I couldn't actually believe i was here. I remember always touching the wolves to see what's material was on the woolworth's fascinated by this the acoustics in the gear and the desks and it was kind of mind-blowing. First of all the history of even the house is crazy. I mean here we all. It looks like a house because it was a house. It was a townhouse built in the eighteen thirties in this could so useful saint. John's wood neighborhood not a bad little corner of london. Not a bad into the corner. I the reason it became a recording studio was the gramophone company who were the first record company in this in this country in the world in fact so they started in the eighteen nineties obviously completing industry it was not trusted by some musicians and artists. They didn't like the idea being recorded figure. If the unknown of technology but by the mid twenties especially when the Electricity electorates recording act was passed in the nineteen twenty five recording. Just massively took off. I say that because before nineteen twenty five most recordings with just mechanical musicians would crowd around the big acoustic horn. And if you want it relative music to be loud or that musician we just move closer to the whole you know. It's very mechanical. When illiteracy came onto the scene microphones could be used moving moving clo- mara phones and very small basic mixing consoles and an electric driven cutting life so it can change the whole recording industry. It was a big deal
President Biden Meets With Lawmakers on Infrastructure Plan
"Meeting on infrastructure today at the White House as the president tries to build consensus around his signature legislative initiative. NPR's Mara Liasson reports, Biden is stressing his desire for a bipartisan result. President Biden wants Congress to fund big investments and physical and human infrastructure. This meeting was with a group of Republican and Democratic members of Congress, all of whom had once been mayors or governors. The president said. That means they understand the importance of infrastructure at a local level. I am prepared to compromise where we can do let me get together on The package, but there's a lot of needs. The talks are focusing on what's in the package popular proposals such as upgrading roads, bridges and broadband, but also the contentious issue of how to pay for it. President wants to raise taxes on corporations and people making over $400,000 a year. Republicans are for investing in some forms of infrastructure, but they don't want to raise taxes to pay for it.
The Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
"Without further. Ado i present to you. The case of more murray mars early life more was born on may fourth nineteen eighty two in hanson massachusetts. The fourth child of fred and laurie. She had two brothers an older brother. Fred and a younger brother. Kurt and two sisters kathleen and julie. Both older parents divorced when she was six and moved in with her mother. After her parents split she graduated from whitman. Hanson regional high school where. She was a star athlete on the school. Track team an excellent student. She scored a fourteen twenty on her. Sat and was accepted a west point which the united states military academy where she studied chemical engineering for three semesters she was released from west point on an honor violation for stealing five dollars worth of makeup after her dismissal from west point she transferred to the university of massachusetts amherst to study events prior to her disappearance in november of two thousand three free months before her disappearance maura admitted to using stolen credit card to order food from several restaurants. Discharge was dismissed after three months of good behavior on saturday february seventh two thousand and four two days before her disappearance morris. Father fred awry. Am i to take more a car. Shopping and later went to dinner with mara and whatever friends when they were done with dinner more dropped her father office motel room and borrowed his toyota corolla to return to campus to attend dorm party. She arrived at the party at ten thirty. Pm and left at two thirty the following morning at three thirty that morning one day before she disappeared she struck a guardrail on route. Nine in hadley causing nearly ten thousand dollars worth of damage to her father's car. No field sobriety test was conducted so she went to that party and probably got drunk and started driving. Her dad's car ran into a guardrail. One day before she disappeared and cost ten thousand dollars worth of damage to his core. The cops didn't feel the need to do any kind of sobriety test interesting.
Simulations Come to Life
"Computer. Modeling can be used to look at everything that could happen. End to end from the moment a spacecraft touches the atmosphere to the time it comes to rest on the surface of another planet. Here's carly's i'm walt. A flight mechanics engineer at nasa langley research center to explain this. Integrative approach to engineering so we do a lot of work in the computer based world. and it's our job to understand the different components of the spacecraft and pull those altogether in the simulation to give an estimate of how the vehicles going to perform during flight. So mara something. Tony is very exciting. A lot of people. We'll go to whole careers and never see a project through to the end where we're really lucky in this program so we get a chance to see on some occasions emission land. Which is i think an unbelievable experience to actually see all together and see it come to life
Biden to give primetime address to honor pandemic anniversary
"Announcing that President Biden will make his first primetime national address Thursday more from NPR's Mara Liasson. Thursday's the first anniversary of the cove ID shutdowns, and Biden has paid special attention to marking milestones, both grim and hopeful. During the pandemic. He held a ceremony to honor the half a million fatalities from Cove it and the 50 million vaccines administered against it. Thursday is also the one year anniversary of the World Health Organization. Declaring Cove in 19 a pandemic.
CDC signs off on Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine
"Third vaccine to prevent the virus, the FDA yesterday clearing a Johnson and Johnson shot That works with just one dose instead of to health experts of anxiously awaited the one and done option help speed vaccinations. One dose was 85% protective against the most severe covered 19. Security forces and me and Mara period
"mara" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"Have you found and other businesses that you were working with finding it difficult to forge relationships. And how is it different. I i see some companies that are struggling in some companies doing really. Well i think the companies. I see doing really well. Our focus on the relationship with their customers and they find it where their customers are and they're they're so One retail business. That's a small it's in two small small communities and There they've got a very strong social media there On instagram all the time constantly on instagram. But fun engaging your you know know what their customers want talk about it. Raise other issues You know other opportunities there in different facebook groups and have their own page but they're accessible there. You know communicate they they really have tapped into their audience and so they're continually reinforcing that relationship and a lot of it's on social media but they also have you know. They invested in updating their website. Adding sherifi so people can order by phone By internet they can have it shipped and delivered locally for free or curbside. I mean so. They've become accessible And become you know. I mean i think the peace with your team. The team to understand that they're the ones that delivered the experience and is it aligned the value of the business or does it take away from that. Yes they need to. They need to be brand ambassadors. But the team needs to be set up to win in order to do that. So we talking about i guess. Is there a place for social media. Interaction social media marketing and engagement for tops of businesses. That is that something. that's not necessarily. It really depends on. That's where you need to know your who your customers are a first step you. What's important to them. Where did they congregate. You know some b. two b. businesses. It lincoln's probably a better platform. But how are you engaging your your target audience your marketplace in link for some it may be twitter it really. The big is it. Clubhouse is the big new did into the audio rooms listening to this and think to myself. I have a remote tain of workers working for me. What is the process that you would go through with attain when you try to try them and the them with your mission vision vision in values so that they deliver greg customer experience So that there are. It doesn't matter whether the virtual or in person in my opinion. Yeah i think there's there's three core components to setting your team up to win first of all. Let them know the standards of the role not just their tasks so their role but the standards of the role. How do you expect them to to what level. So they really. They're not guessing. They know how to win. The next is there has to be regular communication at the very bare minimum. Once a week huddle if not daily depending on the business The must be regular communication. So the team feel like they're in the loop they know what's happening the no place in it. There's a spot to feel connected. And the third for me is that they're getting ready regular feedback on. How they're doing the only other thing i would add with remote. Is you need to be tracking. Everything i mean. The beauty of online is everything is metrics. everything's tracked but so make sure you know the dashboard metrics. That really are kind of the bottom line measure of your company's performance and your.
"mara" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"If you're not doing that it's cost you your business. A lot of people. Don't think that they think that can just grind away in the modi groin. The better results that they'll achieve. What do you find in terms of. Once you've set up business system and you've got your business underway. What would be a reasonable expectation of business owner. In terms of the hours they spend each week. And how much downtown. Taking time away. Or in the ner talking tom. You know it's really. It's really dependent on the business. The person the age the priority But if you're not if you're not taking at least one day a week you're it's really costing us business it. I have three red flags that i'm tired of a business is courtesy that i'm tired so i have three red flags one is that is a crisis. I see new going from crisis crisis to crisis the second red flag is it feels like i absolutely can't take any time off. There's so much to do. I can't do. It and the third flake is that everyone around me appear stupid absolutely now. This is obviously. This is obviously connecting back to the mind game. How much of how much of businesses psychological thing. Well and it's co creative too. I mean you know entrepreneurs we're not paid on our time we're done producing results. If you're tired you're going through the motions and the first into shutdown is communication. So you think you're being effective and really you're joust wasting time. And so a lot of people just simply. Do not think of it like this to though as soon as you mentioned dan sullivan which i know provided some feedback on your wonderful book which i loved to talk about in the moment. I thought the question that came to mind petty was education. How important is ongoing learning for you and for everyone who in business but also. What is your murder soap operandi. What what is the mechanism that you use the most videos of books head. I love books..
"mara" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"More about that a little bit later on. I'd love to unwrap your life. A little bit more in terms of what was your first entrepreneurial experience that was a fun one You know when. I was in university and of course when you're near university you're trying to figure out what your summer job is to make money go back to school and somehow or another. I came across an idea. I was going to design and sell t-shirts on the streets at toronto. I applied for a student venture loan. I pitched my idea to a table full of bankers and got the loan and then you know does found the manufacture in created designs. I loved all of it except for standing on the streets of hot my wears off. It's actually it's a really neat community when you find people they're pretty much anywhere you go and whatever you do. There's a community of like minded people and people that were selling products on the streets at toronto. At the time this is mid eighties said thing. Everyone looked out for each other. But saying that you didn't make a lot of money. I made enough to pay my loan back. It was quite an experience of the dow is definitely my first entrepreneurial venture thank you for sharing. No one knows that you talking about community moment to share more about those as they relate to you programs little walk but somebody who has gone through the ups and downs like you have like every successful person has what would you. What would you say to the my future. Business owners who are predominantly startups and small small to medium sized business owners about fighter. How important is i would have actually got a couple of things to say about failure. Because i love that you ask this question rick because i think it's important i can't remember the quote but it's success is the person who goes one. Failure passed out stops. You say i have this. You know. I think the problem is we name it failure. When think it's a bad thing. I actually call it. Our school of entrepreneurial success sometimes tuition is high. And sometimes it's a hard lesson to learn but embrace the lessons. It's almost like especially for entrepreneurs entrepreneurs have big. Goals are doing something. they're expanding their capability. They're willing to try things that are uncomfortable. The really carving out something creating value in the world and in order to do that. You have to do things you've never done before or are uncomfortable as you develop the skill and you have to be willing to play in the game and learn you know. Celebrate what works absolutely but it's from what doesn't work you learn. You develop the skills and learn what you need to know to actually reach the goals. You're working towards so. I rather than failures almost like stepping stones. It's it's like the nuggets that we need to learn from. There's a lesson in everyone. There's a gift in everyone that really gives us what we need to recheck oils..
"mara" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"Profit team engagement and customer loyalty to you know. That's a a long mass for to get through but with all that being said welcome to the show petty mara thank you. Thank you so much for having me on how. It's absolutely my pleasure. Now you were just talking briefly about where you locate. And i think that's a really good place to stop. Where are you located. I live in a small town north west of toronto canada. Fantastic is it Is it a cold place to live. It is called this time of year. yes it is. What you majorly mark. That people aren't major landmark city of toronto seeing tower Well muskoka is just north of toronto. The great lakes. That's all that's really coming to mind. What are you living. Better in the moist. Have you lived there long. you know. i've actually i've lived here for about fifteen years and I would say. I liked the blend between country and city so i'm close enough to the airport to fly globally. I'm close enough to toronto to be connected in But you know one of my passion is horse riding. And so i'm fifteen minutes from the barn and i'm out in nature and so it's a nice balance i was going to ask you about your hobbies in youth sports and recreation so horse riding is a big thing in your love. It's a it's a. it's a childhood passion that never quit and I often say somebody went. Sent me one of those Pictures of people aging the ninety six year old yoga instructor and was one hundred and three year old cowgirl with her pink chats but standing with their warsaw. Wrinkle lemon is like pets so this is you mention childhood. I'm one of one of the things that you enjoy that you remember the most as you were growing up riding horses with their other things. Well my parents you know is an interesting. My parents one of their..
"mara" Discussed on Dyking Out - a Lesbian and LGBTQ Podcast for Everyone!
"I'm short but i don't have the you know i don't have the air about her. So so yeah but but there's so many like so many like sondheim sondheim women. I guess to wrap up. Is there something you've been doing to fill the musical theater hole in your heart this year. Yes i mean i have. I have like a playlist. That's like eight hours long on spotify in is it. Public isn't but i can make it public. Yeah i can. I can share some of it. Yeah i can only come clean scream singing to musicals and if i haven't lost my voice by the end of the day. My apartment's probably not clean like playing begin playing the i've been unwinding like after i get i get things done during the day. I've been unwinding by playing the video game haiti's while listening to haiti's town Yeah which measures are pretty well. They're both greek mythology. So it's it works of it. Yeah i'm gonna have to make that list public at some point. Yes let us know. We'll share it out. Yeah thank you so much. This has been so much fun talking about musical. Could go on for like five. And i think i have. I mean i've. I've gone a long time but this has been a real tree. So where can our listeners. Follow you on twitter. You're great follow thank you. I'm at mara on twitter. And i now have a have an instagram. So it's at mara wilson on instagram..
"mara" Discussed on Dyking Out - a Lesbian and LGBTQ Podcast for Everyone!
"I remember. I told one of my brothers At a restaurant. He's like dating guys and i was like no and i don't know if i will be. I might only be dating women from now on or or maybe maybe i will but but i like women. And he didn't even look up from his enchilada out your got. Let's together off. Hi welcome to taking out a podcast that will never look at fossils the same way again. I'm caroline bears ya. I'm melody kamali. And today we are taking out with actress and writer mara wilson about musicals that there.