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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"What kind of robot personality should we look for their a friendly conscientious emotionally stable. So people depend on it. You know people trusted people feel comfortable around so i would say agreeable this and openness so robot is pretty open very inclusive that could come in the language openness can be displayed in the languages as knowledgeable. It knows how to respond to people. Treat people but you want one. That's probably carrying but netherlands something. That's very friendly and encouraging you want people to be comfortable when when is next to them all right and i don't have a famous robot example for this but let's let's go with a new robotic arm for an amazon warehouse. Yes interesting so this is so actually the bait but someone who is so. This is kinda funny but the one hand i was talking to professor who's actually designing these arms and his students really wanted his arm to to basically be able to talk. I would say more extroverted right. It could talk it. Could it could do all these wonderful things. But all the people were like. You gotta be kidding me. I don't wanna on. That can talk right so on one hand if it was you know i would say if you working with maybe older workers you're probably wanting to be subdued. You almost probably wanted to be not to have a whole lot of a personality right to people would see it. Many people would think robotic arm with a where they extroverted personality and outgoing personality would be uncanny right. They might think that's pretty scary. If you want something to be outgoing you wouldn't make a robotic on. I would say for that one have to be more integrated more subdued in may talk just little and maybe when it did talk it didn't sound like a human okay so clearly a robot. Not too chatty i like it all right going forward like we hear a lot that the debate over increasing robotics in our lives is very much colored by the fact that we worry about people losing their jobs. So i would love to get your take on how we should envision the future. Are we going to work next. Robots every day in our lives. They can be traveling. Our streets is like little delivery robots and we go to the factory with them next to us or are we going to just have this incredible life of leisure because the robots are doing everything. What is that future. Do you think realistically look like yeah realistically. It's going to be an integrated. Coating workforce payments and enroll boxing. Here's why robots are really great at doing the same thing over again and really good at physical tasks a on the other hand. Robots are not very good at greater ties. Novels have to not very ad hoc fluid. Humans are incredibly great at creative tasks changes in the environment Problem solving on the fly. So ultimately in the future workforce we're going to have both humans and robots working together. And i'm gonna a ration- so you get the best of both worlds now. What does that mean for jobs. It means that the humans that are creative have all these soft skills that can change are going to have jobs that they're going to have more jobs and better pay unfortunately also means that the humans that do job there are simple. Repetitive are going to have less jobs.

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

08:14 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"It probably wouldn't help if you're about was arrest sox fan right so all these things that you know when these companies do these hiring they give employees all these tests they can use that all right and we can manipulate the robots boys and actions and name Even gender we've done studies where we basically have robot given What you might consider a female name and a female voice versus a male named the male voice. And you can. You can create a persona or personality. Robot that you're human prefers to interact with. I love. I love this idea. I'm trying to think about how this plays out in how we treat robots because there. There is a lot of indication that we're going to be spending more time working with robots. So do we want to be treating them like our friends or should we be like. This is a debate with smart home devices. Like children treating you know madam a like a slave or servant. So what do you think about like how we interact with them in how their personalities influence that should we think about that at all. You know we should debate. Some people say that we should design robots to discourage humanization of them right so we should design them so that people don't see them as humans and should go out of our way to do that so maybe that remember talking. Sooner is a great example. That thing is probably not designed to encourage a lot of ample morphism but we but still do that but you can imagine it could be designed differently if if if they want to encourage that but on on the other hand people going to say when you work with a robot. Imagine if you could work with a robot that resembles human looks pretty nights on the nice and polite and gauge. All you have to work with a robot say was was a mechanical on right then over time you would probably prefer the robot that looked more human. And here's a big problem. You're probably bill. The stronger emotional bond with that robot and as a result of it you would just it more and enjoy working with it more now one hand. That's good because she would prefer going to work. You'd go to work and you would enjoy the work you really would on the other hand. People are going to say that that robot is not a person by not your friend right. You know what a coworker friend you tell you. A co worker friend thing. That don't want your boston though. But that robot has a camera and a recording and everything you say to your boss will hear and and there's not i mean and then you know the the is you know it's a robot it cannot like you back right idea that you could pretend to have this bond with this thing but is it can inherently. You will not be reciprocal and that. That's a problem that we should discourage and so is always this debate. Because in lease in the short run people trust interact robot redesigned and be more social and then debate about the implications for that for that human society in the long run. Yeah we do go to great lengths to make things feel more friendly human tests. So that's that's interesting now. I'd like to play a little game. I'm gonna offer up some robots in. Please tell me what personality you think would be most appropriate for them going to bring up my mind nightmare robot. Boston dynamics the spot dog shaped robot. What kind of personality should we be looking for for that. You know it would really depend on the circumstance so for example if you if you want it. Would they want to do at new york city where they wanted to apply that the same to the general public. Can you wanna make a nice friendly personality right. you'll want to encourage people to look at it too comfortable with it walking around. Now let's suppose you wanted to deploy that robot into a house that has say several on criminals. That's why you want He won't that by dog to be scary right you. You may want it to discourage action toward it. And so the problem. They have in new york. That dow usually both end. And that's difficult because if you gonna design it to be friendly and nice would've won personality. You probably wouldn't have it look the way it does right and so automatically with that. Look that robotic dog and it looks pretty scary. You have to do a lot of work to overcome that initial look the way it moves away walks you have to do a lot to to sort of like disarm people and get people to like it. So personality is going to be very difficult to overcome the way. I think design on the other hand you have to because if you know any any personality say neutral will probably still seem very scary. Yeah don definitely has some resting. I can't say it are bef okay. What about elon. Musk last week announced. That tesla was working on a humanoid robot to to help people around the home. What kind of robot personality should we look for their. The friendly conscientious emotionally stable. So people depend on it. You know people trusted people feel comfortable around so i would say agreeable this and openness so robot is pretty open very inclusive that could come in the language you know openness can be displayed in the languages as knowledgeable. It knows how to respond to people treat people but you want one. That's probably carrying benevolence something that's very friendly and encouraging you want people to be comfortable when when is next to them all right and i don't have a famous robot example for this but let's let's go with a new robotic arm for an amazon warehouse. Yes interesting so this is so actually the bait but someone who is so. This is funny but the one hand i was talking to professor who's actually designing these arms and his students really wanted his arm to to basically be able to talk i would say more extroverted right. It could talk it. Could it could do all these wonderful things. But all the people were like. You gotta be kidding me. I don't wanna on. That can talk right so on one hand if it was you know i would say if you working with maybe older workers you're probably wanting to be subdued. You almost probably wanted to be not to have a whole lot of a personality right to people would see it. Many people would think robotic arm with a where they extroverted personality and outgoing personality would be uncanny right. They might think that's pretty scary. If you want something to be outgoing you wouldn't make a robotic on. I would say for that one have to be more integrated more subdued in may talk just little and maybe when it did talk it didn't sound like a human okay so clearly a robot not too chatty. I like it all right going forward like we hear a lot. The debate over increasing robotics in our lives is very much colored by the fact that we worry about people losing their jobs. So i would love to get your take on how we should envision the future. Are we going to work next. Robots every day in our lives. They can be traveling. Our streets is like little delivery robots and we go to the factory with them next to us or are we going to just have this incredible life of leisure because the robots are doing everything. What is that future. Do you think realistically look like yeah realistically. It's going to be an integrated coating workforce payments and enroll and. Here's why robots are really great at doing the same thing over again and really good at physical tasks a on the other hand. Robots are not very good at greater ties. Novels have to not very ad hoc fluid. Humans are incredibly great at creative tasks changes in the environment Problem solving on the fly. So ultimately in the future workforce we're going to have both humans and robots working together. And i'm in a club ration- so you get the best of both worlds now. What does that mean for jobs. It means that the humans that are creative have all these soft skills that can change are going to have jobs that they're going to have more jobs and better pay unfortunately also means that the humans that do job there are simple. Repetitive are going to have less jobs.

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

10:00 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"And there's no fee for registration so looking forward to seeing y'all there. Hey everyone welcome back to. The internet of things podcast. This is your host. Stacey higginbotham and today's guest is lionel. Robert who is on the faculty of the of michigan robotics institute and associate professor at their school of information. Hello lionel how are you today. great. I'll be going. It's going so well. And i am really excited to talk to you because you have been doing. Just gonna call it excellent research. I have no academic credentials here but excellent research on robots their personality and how people react when robots make a mistake. So i'm really excited to have you on the show and can you just quickly just tell us like what your interests like. How did you come about to this topic. I start off really looking at Collaboration between humans and actually it was Cleberation between humans that at engage in conversation and online environments and. So we know a lot about human human collaboration and face-to-face environments. And i was interested in seeing helping shane's when humans basically plot braid online to video chat. Then i noticed maybe about five six years ago. That was coming important is Humans collaboration not just do technology with other humans. Humans collaborating with technology. All of a sudden. He's always seeing the possibility of robots becoming teammates. And i was interested because i we know something for example like trust is very important when humans engaged collaboration and i wonder if you replace one of those humans but a robot would trust still be importing if it was even then whether it be important in a different way and so became very fascinated about the study of human and robot collaboration excellent. And so you in your. You've worked with a grad student Connor esther would. Y'all have discovered very briefly. Your most recent paper talks about robotic looking robots versus human looking robots. And what did you discover so and and that paper. We looked at the ways that humans could repair trusts. Were robot so the idea is that robots if we're going to place them in realistic environments they have to learn and learning means making mistakes. We make mistakes so lose. Trust in your collaborator. And so we were studying to what degree that we could come up with Various approaches to add robots could repair trust when they make a mistake working with him and so we looked at things like the robot. Apologize or if the robot thing would happen a man go was to see one of these approaches. Were most effective. And so we. We've got apology. Denial explanation and promised to do better. And then we also manipulated the degree of human nece associated with the robot so we discover it for example at the robot a resemble the human something like an explanation when they made a mistake was very effective and it was less effective. If the robot was a mechanical looking robot at the same token we discover something like Promised to do better was actually more effective repairing trust for a mechanical looking robot and human robot so that was very interesting. Oh i remember that. When i'm being chased down by boston dynamics frightening robot all right before we go too much deeper. I want to ask you what you think. A robot is like should we be defining robot. Because i feel like in my home. I've got my little room vacuum cleaner running around. I also have madame. A my amazon digital assistant in my google digital assisted and i have my nest thermostat. So i've got all of these devices that might be robots. How how should we be thinking about this. Yeah so first of all. It's not an easy questions. Turns out people have debates about this. You know if you're not careful your toaster may be a robot right so it's not an easy question so what we do. Typically at the university of michigan and robotics institute a robot needs to be able to one hand perceive information processes think respond but on the other hand also needs to have a physical presence. So in the case of maybe your alexa. It'd probably be more of an is just because a is can do everything are a robot can do except respond in the physical environment so we tend to require whatever it is has to have a physical body and be able to respond and physical space so you vacuum cleaner will qualify qualifies a robot and your alexa would not use that definition. I now i'm wondering about my toaster. My toasters actually smart of and that that takes action based on what it sees from a graphics chip in a camera inside there. It's like oh your food. Is you know it cooks my food. Based on feedback within the oven is a robot is taking physical action you know. It would probably qualify in a very generic definition of robot. It'd be becomes very difficult to come up with a reasonable definition of robot. That won't allow that toaster to fall. Within the category of being a robot find i love it. I mean he probably hate it but i think it's great i have like oh so so. This is interesting. Because i was thinking about my digital assistance. Make mistakes all the time. So do you think your research into a mistakes or even robot personalities applies to those types of things are they so fundamentally different. No i think they're apply because what you're talking about in in that case is the cognitive aspect of the technology and so from that standpoint I think they would definitely apply. I think when robots becomes unique. Is you have this. Kinetics are the study of motion and that becomes a part of understanding robots and the way that is not necessarily apart of plastic studying alexa. For example got it. You know most people. I'm trying to think about you know there's my roomba in i associate personality with it. I- anthropomorphized my room. It's name is terrence for example and i. I don't know what factory workers who work next to you. Know robots do but would people are designing robots to interact with people. Are they thinking about personality at all. Do you think. I think they have to be now and let me explain why so. Typically we know that for last twenty five thirty years of a bargain does no science. That people may get a job because they need the money but people stay at work today. Enjoy the interaction with people at work. And so when you begin to replace some of those people were robots. Don't replace those social interactions. People are not gonna wanna stay at work. This is a big problem. Now that's what that's the one missing elements or people at working working robots that you know if you don't find a way to replace or supplement are subject to those social actions. They had their coworker. Humans people can leave right and so that means designing robots be very social and so so that means they have to consider the personality of of the human and the robot and try to find ways to in some cases the work. I'm doing find out how to design robots personality that will help people encourage people to trust them to enjoy interacting with them. that's an unavoidable issue that has to be addressed. If you won't people to work day they would go all right well. Let's talk about the type of personality we want for our robots and you've made a distinction in your research between robots that look like people and robots that looked like robots. I'm like like. I'm the a pin place machine or a little painting arm or something like that. So run me through settings because we're seeing robots in the home in healthcare settings there's obviously an industrial so so let's look at those three settings and pick what personality traits might be important or maybe it's the same personality traits for all but what matters each of those settings for each of those types of robots but there's two things that we found that matters at least one thing the according to the lich or looked at and then ourselves people tend to like robots that have similar personality a them. So we're gonna assess the human's personality and match the robot personality and human. Humans tend to enjoy more interacting with that robot. Now there are some exceptions and that becomes the second issue it depends on the role of the robot so the robot is a safe tour guide. People prefer a robot chur guy that has a outgoing personality. We call the expert. People want the robot that has the job as a guide to be more extroverted. And so there's this case where the Given a role people have an expectation of what the robot personality should be but short of that people tend to want and prefer our robot. They had the same personality they do ask. Is it hard to program personality into a robot. I'm like that's kind of both creepy. If you think about like oh. I work next to this robot every day. And you know when you hire someone you give them personality tests and then give the robot a personality transplant. That's crazy right. No pretty realistic right. So imagine and it's not just personality so think about this. Let's imagine you're a yankees fan. Well you know it would help. If you're a robot was a yankees fan..

Stacey higginbotham michigan robotics institute school of information Hello lionel Connor esther university of michigan and rob lionel shane Robert boston amazon terrence google yankees
"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

08:23 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"And there's no fee for registration so looking forward to seeing y'all there. Hey everyone welcome back to. The internet of things podcast. This is your host. Stacey higginbotham and today's guest is lionel. Robert who is on the faculty of the of michigan robotics institute and associate professor at their school of information. Hello lionel how are you today. great. I'll be going. It's going so well. And i am really excited to talk to you because you have been doing. Just gonna call it excellent research. I have no academic credentials here but excellent research on robots their personality and how people react when robots make a mistake. So i'm really excited to have you on the show and can you just quickly just tell us like what your interests like. How did you come about to this topic and start off. Really looking at Collaboration between humans and actually it was Cleberation between humans that at engage in conversation and online environments and. So we know a lot about human human collaboration and face-to-face environments. And i was interested in seeing helping shane's when humans basically plot braid online to video chat. Then i noticed maybe about five six years ago. That was coming important is Humans collaboration not just do technology with other humans. Humans collaborating with technology. All of a sudden. He's always seeing the possibility of robots becoming teammates. And i was interested because i we know something for example like trust is very important when humans engaged collaboration and i wonder if you replace one of those humans but a robot would trust still be importing if it was even then whether it be important in a different way and so became very fascinated about the study of human and robot collaboration excellent. And so you in your. You've worked with a grad student Connor esther would. Y'all have discovered very briefly. Your most recent paper talks about robotic looking robots versus human looking robots. And what did you discover so and and that paper. We looked at the ways that humans could repair trusts. Were robot so the idea is that robots if we're going to place them in realistic environments they have to learn and learning means making mistakes. We make mistakes so lose. Trust in your collaborator. And so we were studying to what degree that we could come up with Various approaches to add robots could repair trust when they make a mistake working with him and so we looked at things like the robot. Apologize or if the robot thing would happen. A man mango was to see one of these approaches. Were most effective. And so we. We've got apology. Denial explanation and promised to do better. And then we also manipulated the degree of human nece associated with the robot so we discover it for example at the robot resemble the human something like an explanation when they made a mistake was very effective and it was less effective. If the robot was a mechanical looking robot at the same token we discover something like Promised to do better was actually more effective repairing trust for a mechanical looking robot and human robot so that was very interesting. Oh i remember that. When i'm being chased down by boston dynamics frightening robot all right before we go too much deeper. I want to ask you what you think. A robot is like should we be defining robot. Because i feel like in my home. I've got my little room vacuum cleaner running around. I also have madame. A my amazon digital assistant in my google digital assisted and i have my nest thermostat. So i've got all of these devices that might be robots. How how should we be thinking about this. Yeah so first of all. It's not an easy questions. Turns out people have debates about this. You know if you're not careful your toaster may be a robot right so it's not an easy question so what we do. Typically at the university of michigan and robotics institute a robot needs to be able to one hand perceive information processes think respond but on the other hand also needs to have a physical presence. So in the case of maybe your alexa. It'd probably be more of an is just because a is can do everything are a robot can do except respond in the physical environment so we tend to require whatever it is has to have a physical body and be able to respond and physical space so you vacuum cleaner will qualify as a robot and your alexa would not use that definition. I now i'm wondering about my toaster. My toasters actually smart of and that that takes action based on what it sees from a graphics chip in a camera inside there. It's like oh your food. Is you know it cooks my food. Based on feedback within the oven is a robot. It's taking physical action. You know it would probably qualify in a very generic definition of robot. It'd be becomes very difficult to come up with a reasonable definition of robot. That won't allow that toaster to fall. Within the category of being a robot find i love it. I mean he probably hate it but i think it's great i have like oh so so. This is interesting. Because i was thinking about my digital assistance. Make mistakes all the time. So do you think your research into a mistakes or even robot personalities applies to those types of things are they so fundamentally different. No i think they're apply because what you're talking about in in that case is the cognitive aspect of the technology and so from that standpoint I think they would definitely apply. I think when robots becomes unique. Is you have this. Kinetics are the study of motion and that becomes a part of understanding robots and the way that is not necessarily apart of plastic studying alexa. For example got it. You know most people. I'm trying to think about you know there's my roomba in i associate personality with it. I- anthropomorphized my room. It's name is terrence for example and i. I don't know what factory workers who work next to you. Know robots do but would people are designing robots to interact with people. Are they thinking about personality at all. Do you think yeah. I think they have to be now and let me explain why so. Typically we know that for last twenty five thirty years of a balkans days no science. That people may get a job because they need the money but people stay at work today. Enjoy the interaction with people at work. And so when you begin to replace some of those people were robots. Don't replace those social interactions. People are not gonna wanna stay at work. This is a big problem. Now that's what that's the one missing elements or people at working robots that you know if you don't find a way to replace or supplement are subject to those social actions. They had their coworker. Humans people can leave right and so that means designing robots be very social and so so that means they have to consider the personality of of the human and the robot and try to find ways to in some cases the work. I'm doing find out how to design robots personality that will help people encourage people to trust them to enjoy interacting with them. that's an unavoidable issue that has to be addressed. If you won't people to work day they would go all right well. Let's talk about the type of personality we want for our robots and you've made a distinction in your research between robots that look like people and robots that looked like robots. I'm like like i'm the pin place machine or a little painting arm or something like that. So run me through settings because we're seeing robots in the home in healthcare settings..

Stacey higginbotham michigan robotics institute school of information Hello lionel Connor esther university of michigan and rob lionel shane Robert boston amazon google terrence
"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Please welcome mat johnson. Who is currently president. It's silicon labs and the future. Ceo's starting in twenty twenty. Two today matt is going to talk to us about works with silicon laps. Virtual iot conference. That is coming up in mid-september. Welcome matt thank you stacey. It's great to be back so for those of y'all who don't know silicon labs. Please give us a brief introduction. Silicon labs is a leader. Simply put in wireless solutions for the iot. We serve tens of thousands of customers thousands of applications and over one hundred different technologies in ecosystems in our space. So nowhere else does this threat. Their depth exists for wireless iot to solutions and as of last month. This is the only thing that we do. We are now one hundred percent focused on the iot. We've divested all of our non iot business for almost three billion dollars so we can focus just on this because we see so much opportunity here. This is going to be the second year. Silicon labs is hosting works with. Can you tell me a little bit about the event and went attendees can expect absolutely so works with is a unique event in our industry where we bring the iot space together. Last year we had over six thousand attendees and we expect even more this year so this is developers ecosystem partners device makers in alliances coming together to share learn and collaborate so this year it's a virtual event there's no charge and we'll be on september fourteenth and fifty so it's a great opportunity if you're looking to learn more about smart home march city industrial applications or just simply looking how to go faster in your product development. This is a great opportunity for all those things. We decided to break it up this year into four tracks. One will be smart homes the other smart cities industrial iot and general. Not and we thought this would be a good way to compartmentalize because there's a lot of similarity but there's also a lot of unique needs in each of these areas. Last year's keynotes we had amazon comcast and google and we're expecting them to be just as exciting this year. And we also added a keynote session this year specifically for asian time zones that will feature life smart toy and tencent. We also have some great panels plant just a few examples. We have an lions panel where we'll have our standards and alliances altogether talking about openly future of each and how they all work together and we have a security panel where we have amazon. Ibm ios t. Together to talk about challenges in the future security in the iot space and stacey the panel you're hosting on how the iot is changing. Healthcare is going to be great. And i know you're going to be talking more about that later. All right and where can our listeners. Go to find out more about the event so registration is at work. Smith dot silence dot com and this event is on september fourteenth and fifteenth. It's virtual.

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"But then you get additional buttons to do things with and the flick buttons are just fun you can connect them via the hub so then the work on your wifi or you can connect them directly to your phone and use them to set off processes on your phone. So it's possible i can't. I don't know what lightbulb you're using. I don't know what phone you have. I don't know any of this that you could actually just by the button and trigger the app to run from your phone using the button which means you wouldn't need the hub because it albeit locally happening in europe similarly again. We don't know the setup. Put me if the lamp is tied to actual switch and that's a smart switch rather than a smart bulb there are buttons out there. That can do this as well. But you have to look and see what you have. Do you have a hub. Do you need a hub to make sure that you can support it. So i'm throwing out. There is a very generic. Think about this as well. Because if that's your setup that still an option true or and this is this is chess war. Just add another wrinkle because you you mentioned switches and i was like oh yeah you could use a pico remote the other thing that you might be willing to do. Maybe you would have to take the smart bulb out. But you could use something like a lutron outlet and then get a pico remote. Because i love lutron. I'm just gonna throw it in there. So get yourself the dimmer module that plugs into your lamps. That'll turn your lamp into a mobile lamp and it connects it to the home. Kit madame may google whatever you want and you can buy pico remote that switched by your bed and you just lose you. Click it up and down for what you went. So there's some options there for your brent. They all involve buying new things. But the number of new things you have to buy up to you all right so if you would like us to answer your questions and.

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"But then you get additional buttons to do things with and the flick buttons are just fun you can connect them via the hub so then the work on your wifi or you can connect them directly to your phone and use them to set off processes on your phone. So it's possible i can't. I don't know what lightbulb you're using. I don't know what phone you have. I don't know any of this that you could actually just by the button and trigger the app to run from your phone using the button which means you wouldn't need the hub because it albeit locally happening in europe similarly again. We don't know the setup. Put me if the lamp is tied to actual switch and that's a smart switch rather than a smart bulb buttons out there. That can do this as well. But you have to look and see what you have. Do you have a hub. Do you need a hub to make sure that you can support it. So i'm throwing out. There is a very generic. Think about this as well. Because if that's your setup that still an option true or and this is this is chess or just to add another wrinkle. Because you you mentioned switches and i was like. Oh yeah you could use a pico remote. The other thing that you might be willing to do. Maybe you would have to take the smart bulb out. But you could use something like a lutron outlet and then get a pico remote. Because i love lutron. I'm just gonna throw it in there. So get yourself the dimmer module that plugs into your lamps. That'll turn your lamp into a mobile lamp and it connects it to the home. Kit madame may google whatever you want and you can buy pico remote that switched by your bed and you just lose you. Click it up and down for what you went. So there's some options there for your brent. They all involve buying new things. But the number of new things you have to buy up to you all right so if you would like us to answer your questions and.

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"The iot podcast hotline is sponsored by very very is a fully distributed iot engineering firm that partners with clients to build systems for smart manufacturing smart energy and utilities consumer electronics and connected wellness. You should discover what varies multidisciplinary teams can do for you at. Www dot very possible dot com slash services. Okay this week's question comes from brent. Who actually sent us a question. Last month that we used so he might be familiar with brent. Let's hear it. Grant from utah and i am just wanting to know if there's a better way to do things i get into bed. Maybe a little bit. And then i'm ready for the light to go off but i'm reading on my ipad. Not on my phone. The phones on the church. Way for me and i could use my cute word her. Get google to turn off my light. It was probably won't. But i was thinking wouldn't it be great if there were a switch that you use to turn off the light. Maybe a button could switch for something. That didn't require my phone and didn't require my voice. Can you help me with that. Oh brent i have this exact setup. My first response in this is actually. Everyone's first response. When i tell them. This is my setup there like there is literally a smart button on your lamp. Turns it on and off. But i'm gonna assume you're like me and you've got the bulb in you. Don't wanna mess with that so or you don't want to get out of bed to turn my leg off either. I get it. I have to stretch a little far to turn my lamp off at the switch. I'll be honest. So this is why. I have a tiny little button. And this is what you're going to need. You're gonna need a smart button. Brent and my button is a philips hue smart button that costs twenty four ninety nine and works with the philips hue bulb that. I have in my bedside table lamp. I also have it in my husband's bedside table lamp. And i use it with one click. We turn both of them often with one or two clicks. Doubleclick i turn mine off. Or maybe i have opposite either way. It works really well. Nobody has to talk and nobody has to touch your phone in the button. Clicking is very satisfying but if you don't have philips hue it's kind of an expensive solution for you because you've got to buy the hub. You gotta buy the bulbs you gotta got the button so if you have some other bulb my recommendation is to look at the flick. F l is c. buttons. They do a lot a single flick. Button is thirty dollars. They also have a button and hub set. And i know kevin is rolling his eyes idea of rain now. He's one of my outlets. But the hub is well the hub plus button said is one hundred fifty nine ninety nine which is a lot.

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"The iot podcast hotline is sponsored by very very is a fully distributed iot engineering firm that partners with clients to build systems for smart manufacturing smart energy and utilities consumer electronics and connected wellness. You should discover what varies multidisciplinary teams can do for you at. Www dot very possible dot com slash services. Okay this week's question comes from brent. Who actually sent us a question. Last month that we used so he might be familiar with brent. Let's hear it. Grant from utah and i am just wanting to know if there's a better way to do things i get into bed. Maybe a little bit. And then i'm ready for the light to go off but i'm reading on my ipad. Not on my phone. The phones on the church. Way for me and i could use my cute word her. Get google to turn off my light. It was probably won't. But i was thinking wouldn't it be great if there were a switch that you use to turn off the light. Maybe a button could switch for something. That didn't require my phone and didn't require my voice. Can you help me with that. Oh brent i have this exact setup. My first response in this is actually. Everyone's first response. When i tell them. This is my setup there like there is literally a smart button on your lamp. It just turns it on and off. But i'm gonna assume you're like me and you've got the bulb in you. Don't wanna mess with that so or you don't want to get out of bed to turn my leg off either. I get it. I have to stretch a little far to turn my lamp off at the switch. I'll be honest. So this is why. I have a tiny little button. And this is what you're going to need. You're gonna need a smart button. Brent and my button is a philips hue smart button that costs twenty four ninety nine and works with the philips hue bulb that. I have in my bedside table lamp. I also have it in my husband's bedside table lamp. And i use it with one click. We turn both of them often with one or two clicks. Doubleclick i turn mine off. Or maybe i have opposite either way. It works really well. Nobody has to talk and nobody has to touch your phone in the button. Clicking is very satisfying but if you don't have philips hue it's kind of an expensive solution for you because you've got to buy the hub. You gotta buy the bulbs you gotta got the button so if you have some other bulb. My recommendation is to look at the flick f. L. is c. buttons. They do a lot a single flick. Button is thirty dollars. They also have a button and hub set. And i know kevin is rolling his eyes idea of rain now. He's one of my outlets. But the hub is well the hub plus button said is one hundred fifty nine ninety nine which is a lot.

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

06:10 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Seventy nine ninety nine and they're fine review they're fino. I wanna be more excited about this. Okay so here's what i'm excited about. The doorbell is freaking gorgeous. The image quality amazing the field of you very compelling the installation the installations like every other doorbell that you will have to install you know. It's really easy. If you're on a woodhouse and have spots either wired or wireless i have mine running wireless and it's been up for a couple of days. It's losing about part of it. Is these days. We're testing days. Which means i museum more than it normally would so during high usage like ten doorbells a day. It was losing about two percent of battery a day. And it's it's not super warm out here so but it's not super cold. It's like the loser in the fifties so come wintertime. you're going to see a bigger drain rate. But it's very nice. I mean it's very pretty at one hundred and seventy nine ninety nine. It's priced right within the sweet spot for doorbells and if you're in the google ecosystem. This is a no brainer. This sends data directly to your google displays. Google displays andrew. Phone within like three seconds. You can use the display or your phone to talk to people outside. That brings up a little gotcha but to pay for a subscription. And the reason you would do this well actually you don't have to but it's only gonna give you three hours of video data if you're there all the time with your phone on you and you only care about package theft. Then this is probably fine rate but after three hours at all racist so it's all gone. That's one thing. I was actually thinking of a different. Gotcha oh okay. What's your gotcha. If you have no wires and you go for this because it's wireless news the battery. There's no way currently that. I know of to use a chime with it. Meaning you relying completely on your google speakers displays and phone for when the doorbell rings yes and to be clear if you have like an apple phone apple work on your apple phone and it will ring to your phone. Still but yeah. There's no external chime. Google is launching accessories for all of these devices. I fully expect to be one of those accessories but right now it's not there so that is an issue if you're into that works if you're wired though yes if you're wired well worse if you're wired in you're wired to a child correct and so some homes are wired but they're still chime. The chimes doesn't work. Which i have discovered happens a surprising amount of time Especially in older homes. So yeah it's a good doorbell. I was kind of miffed about the subscription. I would rather not pay for subscription video. Doorbell i think twenty four hour time period is probably nicer or even twelve. That gets you through the night. But whatever the other aspect of this and the next cam is that. There's a lot of ai features and with the subscription you get more you get like familiar faces but even without a subscription like i've got all these notifications like a package has arrived. A package has been removed and those are very nice. They they help you know y. Your doorbell is notifying you right there. Like a person has arrived with the nest cam. So that's the doorbell. In many of those features carry over to the nest camp. The next kim is a substantial camera the skies at chunkier man and like many out indoor outdoor cameras. It's got a magnetic base you mount the base to whatever you want to mount it to and then you just hook the Camera to it and the image quality again is good. The field of view is only a hundred and thirty degrees. Some of the more expensive indoor outdoor cameras like from arlo. They have one hundred eighty degree field of view. So you're looking at a slightly more limited field of view but you can talk to people through both the doorbell and the camera. The image quality is very good. The night quality on both of these is very good. I do have a quibble. I actually set up my camera to detect my dog. I wanted to because it can detect one of the ai features the classes of creatures it detects our animals or pets but so far it is not registering my dog at all in. It's kind of a shame. Because i have it on my doggy door because i was like. I wonder if my dog goes out at night. So i'm still trying to figure out what's happening there. I'll let you know when i do but yeah those are the devices if you're in a google ecosystem in need these things great. I will also say that if you're waiting for matter to buy these things don't worry about that because video cameras are not part of the matter. Standard going forward. So you've got plenty of time to lake get don't don't even worry. Matter is not something you should think about in this particular situation with these devices or go. Spend your money or not. I mean we're not again. This is for people in google homes agree. You know if you're an amazon echo home these are not the devices for you. They're pretty but they're not going to work seamlessly with the amazon devices. So bu okay that is that now it is time for the iot podcast hotline. This is part of the show where we listen to you and right now. We're not hearing from a lot of you. I know you're on vacation but give us a call at five one two six two three seven four two four because one you'll be entered to win the smart speaker of your choice and two. I mean my gosh. Oh i'm starting to get personally i am. I'm a little come up with some questions and by the way when you give us a question you don't include as many details so if you're asking about a smart bowl let us know what kinda smart bulb it is. Those kinds of things really actually help us a lot And i should mentioned that right now..

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

08:19 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Car. Interfaces and appliance interfaces. I honestly don't use a lot of the apps. I rid myself of the apps for me. I want it to be automated. Or i want it to be easier so i don't love the feedback interfaces on the voice side like so you know a lot of times when i ask a question or if i'm asking for light turn on and i don't want to be told i just turned off the kitchen table lamp. I just wanted to go. I heard you turning up in google's address that so as amazon so yeah we both have a product that i think needs at least one. New i tweak. We both have june oven. Oh yes we do. What's do you. I i'm gonna ask you know what it is. Okay let's see if it's the same thing. This is interesting. Glad okay so when you put something in. Like if i wanna make toast i put it in. It's like is this bread. And i'm like i hit that button and then it's the bread button. I hit the bread button and then it gives me all the instructions for how to best cook this. But i cook bread every day in that oven and i would like to skip those because then it's like two extra presses exactly for me it's toaster strudel but it's the same thing like i know that there's only one way to cook these you. Will you know how to do it. Just do it. Yeah they've gotten better like you know if you adjust if you pull something out earlier add more time it'll ask you if wants to remember correct and that works well because the the four and a half or five minutes of my toaster. Strudel is sometimes not enough. So i'm like put it in front of the thirty seconds and it says you remember that yes it does and now it doesn't for the extra thirty seconds so it has the ability to hold this information in its computer marine. Yes i'm with you. Okay look see. Hey june take a note take a member. Now it's weber. A are you happy. I call somebody out there. You thank you kevin you. The opportunity weber all right. Let's talk about. Ot security or the lack of ot stands for operational technology. It's the technology that makes your plants run. It's the sensors that actually do the driving in your car. Not the infotainment stuff. This is the stuff that actually makes things work. We talk a lot about it in the industrial iot. Because honestly it's it's the scariest most important part. It used to be all air gap. Things were not online but now things are not really air gapped. He might think they are but they're not really are gapped. So when we're talking about ot honeywell actually just put out a report on ot security and the results were not surprising. Seventy one percent of the facility manager surveyed considered ot security concern or worry. but in. here's where i think people are lying. Talk about calling out all. They want enforce surveyed facility. Managers have said. They experienced a cyber breach of their otc systems than the last year. I feel like the other three. Four ser probably lying. They also only forty four percent of respondents currently have cybersecurity solution in place to protect their ot systems for potential threats. I'm curious how many are actually monetary if protection and monitoring. Those are not necessarily the same thing. This is why. I don't believe the three and four who don't think they've been attacked and only third of people plan to invest in. Ot cybersecurity products going forward in the next twelve to eighteen months. I feel like given the way the laws are going standards are happening. I feel like that's going to be a lot higher. But that's the results of that survey. I will link to it so you can see it. It's pretty demoralizing. I say switching gears we also have news from the wireless power consortium. These are the people who do the chee wireless standard h. e. and they done a minor update and this update is basically just not faster charging more charging the two things of note here is that they're going to do some authentication associated with wireless charging devices and then over a hundred devices. Hundred devices are being certified every month which is crazy dog. That's a lot of cheap as a lot of cheese. So this security move. Kevin actually has a really good example of why you might want better authentication. Yes so i could see why device makers would want it. Somebody's actually created this. In the past when google came out with the pixel stand which is the wireless charging stanford's pixel phones. I think about two years ago there was a feature that when you put the phone on the stand it would automatically show your photos. Kind of like a screensaver that feature only worked with certain pixel phone so you could still wirelessly charged any other phone but that particular feature which is work with pixel so google created some value add thereby making some type of authentication process that said. Hey wireless charger. This is a pixel phone. And i can do this. Please do it whereas no other funds could do it so now device makers could take advantage of that and do these value add features with a standard as opposed to creating it in house right. So you're not like charging your phone at your friend's house and your photos are showing up on their screen. You'd have a different user experience off all right and now it's part of the show where we talk about things that aren't real talk about tesla's imaginary robot so i imagine most people have heard this about this or seen. It has the showed off what they called. The tesla bought that they're working on and it came walking on the stage and then everybody realized it wasn't a robot because it started dancing because there was actually a human wearing a robot suit essentially. So maybe your kids want to be tesla this halloween. Regardless of the silliness of that and the fact that this doesn't exist tesla is working on it. And that has me excited. Probably more so than stacey only because i really do want a mobile robot to handle the things that alon says. The tesla would handle silly little chores and tasks don't require meet him be doing them anymore. I mean that's why i bought a roomba. I don't need vacuum anymore. My wife is through with it. You know with. I want more than just a single purpose but right you bought with hands. That can unload dishwasher. Yeah so. I can do high-fives when i do something good in school and maybe can go get. The mail is could not rollback any farther in my head. It's just just as. I said they say may not be as excited about this is me. I think this is just. It's either giant prank or it is just lake. Tesla has some real issues with autopilot and safety regulations and the fact that it's very hard to build a self driving car for reasons actually our guest. We'll talk about so the tesla but to me. It's just like a healthy skepticism. Yes it's not even healthy skepticism. It's like you know if someone popped up on the stage said the earth is flat. That's how i feel. I feel like he's in solano of us. And you drive a tesla i do. I'm a big fan of the tesla. But we all know how hard it is to build. Actually it's not even to build the robot it's to program the robot to do these sorts of tests. I mean the tara engineers. At toyota there are engineers at invidia. I've seen robots that are trained to do normal household tasks. I've seen the amount of compute. Those things require the amount of programming. The types of learning. This is not something. That's real not yet. I am offended by this concept which we shall move on okay. Let's talk about things that don't offend me. Let's talk about the new gear from nest so google's nest division. We actually talked about this when it launched a couple of weeks ago. But this week you could now by the nest doorbell that has a battery in it so you can either wire it or you don't have to or the new indoor outdoor nest. Kim that also can run on battery in each of these devices is available. Now.

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

08:19 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Interfaces and appliance interfaces. Honestly don't use a lot of the apps. I rid myself of the apps for me. I want it to be automated. Or i want it to be easier so i don't love the feedback interfaces on the voice side like so you know a lot of times when i ask a question or if i'm asking for light turn on i don't want to be told. I just turned off the kitchen table lamp. I just wanted to go. I heard you turning up in google's address that so as amazon so yeah we both have a product that i think needs at least one. New i tweak. We both have june oven. Oh yes we do. What's do you. I i'm gonna ask you know what it is. Okay let's see if it's the same thing. This is interesting. Glad okay so when you put something in. Like if i wanna make toast i put it in. It's like is this bread. And i'm like i hit that button and then it's the bread button. I hit the bread button and then it gives me all the instructions for how to best cook this. But i cook bread every day in that oven and i would like to skip those because then it's like two extra presses exactly for me it's toaster strudel but it's the same thing like i know that there's only one way to cook these you. Will you know how to do it. Just do it. Yeah they've gotten better like you know if you adjust if you pull something out earlier add more time it'll ask you if wants to remember correct and that works well because the the four and a half or five minutes of my toaster. Strudel is sometimes not enough. So i'm like put it in front of the thirty seconds and it says you remember that yes it does and now it doesn't for the extra thirty seconds so it has the ability to hold this information in its computer marine. Yes i'm with you. Okay look see. Hey june take a note take a member. Now it's weber. A are you happy. I call somebody out there. You thank you kevin you. Little opportunity weber all right. Let's talk about. Ot security or the lack of ot stands for operational technology. It's the technology that makes your plants run. It's the sensors that actually do the driving in your car. Not the infotainment stuff. This is the stuff that actually makes things work. We talk a lot about it in the industrial iot. Because honestly it's it's the scariest most important part. It used to be all air gap. Things were not online but now things are not really air gapped. He might think they are but they're not really are gapped. So when we're talking about ot honeywell actually just put out a report on ot security and the results were not surprising. Seventy one percent of the facility manager surveyed considered ot security concern or worry. but in. here's where i think people are lying. Talk about calling out all. They want enforce surveyed facility. Managers have said. They experienced a cyber breach of their otc systems than the last year. I feel like the other three. Four ser probably lying. They also only forty four percent of respondents currently have cybersecurity solution in place to protect their ot systems for potential threats. I'm curious how many are actually monetary if protection and monitoring. Those are not necessarily the same thing. This is why. I don't believe the three and four who don't think they've been attacked and only third of people plan to invest in. Ot cybersecurity products going forward in the next twelve to eighteen months. I feel like given the way the laws are going standards are happening. I feel like that's going to be a lot higher. But that's the results of that survey. I will link to it so you can see it. It's pretty demoralizing. I say switching gears we also have news from the wireless power consortium. These are the people who do the chee wireless standard h. e. and they done a minor update and this update is basically just not faster charging more charging the two things of note here is that they're going to do some authentication associated with wireless charging devices and then over a hundred devices. Hundred devices are being certified every month which is crazy dog. That's a lot of cheap as a lot of cheese. So this security move. Kevin actually has a really good example of why you might want better authentication. Yes so i could see why device makers would want it. Somebody's actually created this. In the past when google came out with the pixel stand which is the wireless charging stanford's pixel phones. I think about two years ago there was a feature that when you put the phone on the stand it would automatically show your photos. Kind of like a screensaver that feature only worked with certain pixel phone so you could still wirelessly charged any other phone but that particular feature which is work with pixel so google created some value add thereby making some type of authentication process that said. Hey wireless charger. This is a pixel phone. And i can do this. Please do it whereas no other funds could do it so now device makers could take advantage of that and do these value add features with a standard as opposed to creating it in house right. So you're not like charging your phone at your friend's house and your photos are showing up on their screen. You'd have a different user experience off all right and now it's part of the show where we talk about things that aren't real talk about tesla's imaginary robot which i imagine. Most people have heard this about this or seen. It has the showed off what they called. The tesla bought that they're working on and it came walking on the stage and then everybody realized it wasn't a robot because it started dancing because there was actually a human wearing a robot suit essentially. So maybe your kids want to be tesla this halloween. I don't know regardless of the silliness of that and the fact that this doesn't exist tesla is working on it. And that has me excited. Probably more so than stacey only because i really do want a mobile robot to handle the things that alon says. The tesla would handle silly little chores and tasks that don't require meet him be doing them anymore. I mean that's why i bought a roomba. I don't need vacuum anymore. My wife is through with it. You know with. I want more than just a single purpose but right you bought with hands. That can unload dishwasher. Yeah so. I can do high-fives when i do something good in school and maybe can go get. The mail is could not rollback any farther in my head. It's just just as. I said they say may not be as excited about this is me. I think this is just. It's either giant prank or it is just lake. Tesla has some real issues with autopilot and safety regulations and the fact that it's very hard to build a self driving car for reasons actually our guest. We'll talk about so the tesla but to me. It's just like a healthy skepticism. Yes it's not even healthy skepticism. It's like you know if someone popped up on the stage said the earth is flat. That's how i feel. I feel like he's in solano of us. And you drive a tesla i do. I'm a big fan of the tesla. But we all know how hard it is to build. Actually it's not even to build the robot it's to program the robot to do these sorts of tests. I mean the tara engineers. At toyota there are engineers at invidia. I've seen robots that are trained to do normal household tasks. I've seen the amount of compute. Those things require the amount of programming. The types of learning. This is not something. That's real not yet. I am offended by this concept which we shall move on okay. Let's talk about things that don't offend me. Let's talk about the new gear from nest so google's nest division. We actually talked about this when it launched a couple of weeks ago. But this week you could now by the nest doorbell that has a battery in it so you can either wire it or you don't have to or the new indoor outdoor nest. Kim that also can run on battery in each of these devices is available now for.

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

08:10 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"The product page mentioning any app integrations for this and we were kind of thinking. Well what about google fit since google. Now it's fitbit but even the daily readiness score which i think is you have to pay the premium to get it. It's in the fitbit app as as based on what they're showing us. Yeah there's no movement there and i just here's my deal. My fitbit is on me. All the time google fit i picked it up and started using it because i was doing the sleep tracking with google the nest hub display gen two or whatever so i was using google fit and i don't like it because i don't carry my phone everywhere with me like sometimes when i go out on a walk with the dog. Forget the phone. Because i don't have pockets i know not everybody's like me but that aggravated me and then i have things like my nike fit club. Integrates with google fit. But it doesn't integrate with fitbit so now i'm sitting here fit as my primary focus but google finish just like this extra incomplete stupid thing so i just need them to lake. Get the integration and pitbull on and that way you can migrate or do whatever. Yeah i've been in that. I call it integration. Hell for the better part of ten years and just did away with it. When i went to the apple. Watch because it does integrate with all my all the running ads. I must have running data in six different apps and some work with some things some with other things and even paid for services that would take non supported integrations and do the integration for me because somebody wrote scripts to reverse engineered. Thanks and i have to do that anymore. And i'm so glad because it is. it's integration. Hell yeah it's silly and we still don't know what's going on with google and they disband their health division which i don't believe this is part of that although they've been focused on like wellness so i'm just like google. What's happening i know. Why would we ask google these things. This is a company that has like three different types of chad because it's constantly adding and removing products and things and it's a big part of people's ecosystem for their smart homes and their phones and therefore it makes logical sense that they would have the they'd be on the ball here when it comes to the health in the smart watches and whatnot. But they're not in fact. Our next story is just going to underscore it more because the galaxy watch four event took place. I watched it. We talked about the watch itself week or two ago on the podcast and now all the video reviews are out and everyone of them agrees on one thing. What is that thing heaven. Well samsung we knew is working with google to integrate their tyson wearable platform with google's wairoa s. And we also know that fitbit is we we just said getting integrated this is still a mishmash of interfaces because all the google apps are there but many of them are replicated by samsung apps and they do work with non galaxy phones because for a while the galaxy watches long the galaxy phones but now any android phone can use these but you have to install a samsung galaxy watch app and a samsung galaxy samsung health and so many other things so again. It's all this duplication because of what we just said. Google has not done the integration process. Yet cy cy. So even if i was an android user and you really. You're an iphone user. You're not gonna wanna use this. Because you're gonna miss features that apple walks down even though as an android user. Maybe a galaxy owner. Maybe i'm gonna do this but be prepared for that. Mishmash experience boo. Yeah is this a challenge or is it an opportunity speaking of mishmash. I'm gonna call it an opportunity. Because things i don't like aren't problems their opportunities and stacy's laughing right now because before the show she wanted me to really pick out smart home interfaces that suck and i didn't wanna do it because you're so kind but why are we talking about smart home interfaces today kevin. That's a good point because this is a very different topic. In a way for us we approached it. And the reason we're doing it. This way is because my classes at georgia tech just started from my master's in comp side this past week and i'm taking one and only one class in happens to be human computer interaction or hci and granted. We're only a few days in. But oh my goodness i'm learning so much about interfaces and user interface design and user experiences that i already applied it or reflected upon it as it relates to iot devices and i see three big opportunities for iot device makers when it comes to human computer interaction the first one iot devices will interfaces in general often designed not for you but for someone else. Because they're designed in house and often by engineers who think things should work a certain way. This is the functionality. Here's how you do it. But that's not the best way to design interfaces the best way would be to have user interface. People design that the interface and then try them out with actual users to see how the us would respond their psychology involved. There's observation evolve and then there's a feedback loop. That should happen. Get feedback on what works. What doesn't and change the interface so it works the way the users expected to and a lot of iot devices. That hasn't been the case. I look back to web. Os smart tv and it's poop and i'm being polite here. Samsung smart things they've revamped. There's recently why because the first one wasn't that great. I mean why would you revamp it. Otherwise it was. Okay i look at some that are better than others. So what do you think company should do. So if they're using engineers to design interfaces that they should sloppy should migrate away from that functionality. That's gonna come from from your engineers but when it comes to the end user that has to accomplish something with that functionality. Complete a task. The interface should be shouldn't even be there shouldn't be thinking about the interface should be thinking about what they want accomplish. I wanna turn my smart lights on. I want to do this. I want to hear this music etc. So that's number one number two. They should look at opportunities to push beyond just the controlling aspects of interfaces meaning. We use interfaces could make things happen. That's great but that's the bare bones. Minimum interfaces can actually change behavior if they're design rate and a perfect example of the emails. That i get from echo bay. They tell me. After the fact that i use too much energy or i could have saved energy by doing this. Well it's too late. the month is already over. So why not go beyond interface that just has controls and say i got real time data here and compared to all the people you're using twenty five percent more energy. Here's a little red indicator that will alert you to that. Make that surface in the interface. And in real time. I like it. That would be the second thing. And then the third thing i mean. We haven't talked about yet class. I hope we do is voice. Interfaces it said ten years ago that siri brings about the invisible interface because pretty much everybody in the world can speak not everybody but most everybody but yet we're still leaning too heavily on the platforms. Everybody's glomming on to the series. The l madam as the google home. And there's no extra value add being provided by the device makers when i think there could be a don't know yet what i'd like to see them do but i think there's opportunity there and they should be thinking about because i don't think there's anything about it right now because it's being handled for them. Got it all right. Well kevin we'll see and we'll see you learn more stuff. What else would you learn more stuff. What else you you look at. And you're like oh we could do better. There could be opportunities here. Do you love all your smart home and.

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

09:39 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Thirty fifth episode of internet of things. Podcast this is your host. Stacey higginbotham and jericho host kevin toefl and. We have a lot to talk about today. We are gonna talk about matter being delayed which we actually delayed talking about. Because i forgot y'all hadn't heard about it. We're also going to hear about the new fitbit charged device for all of us fitness. Folks out there and talk about google strategy in the fitness realm. We also have kevin complaining about iot user interfaces. I shouldn't say complaining. He's really just going to talk about what he thinks. He calls them opportunities. And we've got a new report on. Ot cybersecurity that actually is surprising for how not scary. It is and wireless power consortium has done a small update to its standard. That's worth mentioning. We can't not talk about the tesla pot so we will demand. There's a smart buoy out there and i love it. Plus we're going to review the new nest doorbell in nest cam gear. That came out this week and our guest. This week is liable. Roberts who is an associate professor with the university of michigan and he has done research on robot personalities. So we're going to talk about what types of personalities your warehouse robot. Boston dynamics spot what should they have. We'll also hear from our sponsor silicon labs and it's works with event but i let us here from one of our new sponsors. This podcast is sponsored by infineon a world leader in semiconductor solutions. That makes life easier. safer and greener. Infineon's chips are shaping everything from the iot. Ai an industry fordad deep machine learning. And who would have sensing. The digital transformation is becoming a reality and the physical world is going to be connected with the virtual world like never before it is the link between the real world and the digital world you can learn more about infineon and it solutions at infineon dot com. Our righty kevin. I feel so bad. Y'all you've probably all have heard this. But i am a complete est so i must tell you last week. We should have talked about news. That came out the friday before that news was exclusive to us and it was that matter the smart home interoperability standard. That y'all know is project chip has been delayed. So you probably all know about it by now but just a rehash maybe not a people. It was covered. I don't you know a lot of people didn't cover it in detail. And you had an exclusive commentary from the csi and connectivity standards alliance formerly known as the alliance. That handles the matter standard. But no i just have to tell people where they came from. They're saying that matters not going to be out until the first half of twenty twenty two that is the spec itself we had been anticipating it and fall of this year which is like right around the corner and the reasons for that are that basically. It's hard to get all of these players to go in the right direction but to matter is pushing out an s. decay. They're not just writing up some documentation and throwing it over the wall. They're actually trying to do an s. Decay for people so it's easier to implement and that means it's harder to built i. I talked to some people who didn't want to be named because they didn't want to be seen as pooh-poohing matter but they're like look. The code is two thirds. They're this isn't a bad deal. This actually helps smaller developers because google and amazon. They have tons of people working on this right. Those guys are already set to launch their products. But some of the smaller companies really like we gotta wait and see what happens so this gives them more time. I look at it as a short delay for some long term gain. I mean we're going to speed up with s. k. available once it becomes available. So we've got to wait for that esotique but once that's nailed down in the smaller vendors as you had said the other device makers they can just go to town to start writing their code compliant devices in place. 'cause all the hard work is done on the back end. Yeah and i'm still anticipating that it see this coming year we will see. Companies launched their plans around matter. But now we've got a way. Like i was hoping that i could go out and buy stuff you know by the middle of next year that were matter compliant. I'm gonna push that out to the holidays at the earliest. The holidays of twenty twenty two boo possibly into twenty twenty three. I think you're right. But i also wonder because we've seen standards before where people are say should say companies use like a draft version of a standard. I think back to like a lot of routers pre evo to eleven and capable and whatnot so maybe by the middle of the year you might see a couple early outliers hoping maybe i mean all hope and you know disappointed but this is a good thing because we don't want a crappy experience first off so that's that all right so that's the matter news from now like two weeks ago. I'm so sorry all and let's talk about something. That actually just happened this week. Which is the new fitbit charge. Five device has launched. Yeah there were. Lots of rumors and renders and leaks and it is now available for pre order shipping by late september. It costs one seventy nine ninety five so one size deal so you don't have to pick and choose between different sizes you just get to choose the colors of the band. It looks nice. It looks like any leaked renders. You might have seen of it. The leaks were actually correct. It's got some more smartwatch features but still the gist of it is towards exercise and health tracking and it does have. Gps not many of the fifth. It's have had gps. It also has some new. I was just gonna take yeah. I don't know that i need. Gps feel like that's gonna suck the battery and adds to the costs. But that's just me. No that's fair i like. Gps because they used to run. It was more accurate than non. Gps devices and also walk every day. And again i get a better view of everything. So i don't mind it and to be honest it up at the price. They didn't do a bad job or is a really cheap. Gps sensor there's only one hundred eighty dollars. That's not terrible. It is maybe for fitbit. It's up there. Yeah i was gonna say my current fitbit. I think i bought for like one hundred and fifty one hundred and thirty dollars. Well okay but your current fitbit and obviously we know as technology improves. Things get better in prices tend to come down in general. Your current fit bit. Does it do sleeved as do heart. Rate variability. yes it now it does sleep. It does heart rate. And if i paid for the premium subscription it would give me heart rate variability. But the last time i paid for the premium subscription. I actually cancelled it early because it was just stupid. I cancelled the free version of it. Because i thought it was stupid. Gotcha that's that's pretty bad. At least you get detriot view. Don't have the new daily readiness score even though you've had that on other devices that is true that reminds me of the woop band which whoop actually is a fitness tracker. I i think it's super hardcore a review on it was like i am not hardcore enough for this device but what it does is it uses heart rate variability as a to track how much you should work for the day based on the sleep your stress levels all of this in so this sounds exactly like whoops. I don't know what they call. I can't remember what they call it. But that's their selling point in it. It was really interesting. It was really compelling to work out against that. Even if i could not achieve lake the levels they wanted to achieve. I've had that on my gorman forerunner in the past when i use that is very helpful because it's basically telling me body needs x amount of time to recover based on what you just did so it's a very data driven feature which i mean if you're going to collect this data let's use it. Yeah and there's been a couple of times. When i found heart rate variability to be an interesting metric for me like i do have a really terrible time sleeping and i noticed this with the whoop and everyone talks about this alcohol. Really messes with that so a for a time. There i was well. I either wouldn't drink or right feel so when i drank related to my fitness. So is that something that you're you're working on maybe dry january you just track this on and you're going to be like yeah. This is all worth it. I'm doing dry twenty twenty one so it's not a bad idea. I know i know you know what else is not a bad idea being able to measure your skin temperature being able to use fitbit pay because there's nfc in there and that's not typically not often. Yeah i they had it in their fancy big watch. And i'm glad this keeps the smaller. Form factor bright. 'cause yeah the versa. Watch they had just do it for me. One of the interesting aspects. That's not here. I don't see anything in the press. Release or on the product page mentioning any app integrations for this and we were kind of thinking. Well what about google fit since google. Now it's fitbit but even the daily readiness score which i think is you have to pay the premium to get it. It's in the fitbit app as as based on what they're showing us. Yeah there's no movement there and i just here's my deal. My fitbit is on me..

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

09:15 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Thirty fifth episode of internet of things. Podcast this is your host. Stacey higginbotham and jericho host kevin toefl and. We have a lot to talk about today. We are gonna talk about matter being delayed which we actually delayed talking about. Because i forgot y'all hadn't heard about it. We're also going to hear about the new fitbit charged device for all of us fitness. Folks out there and talk about google strategy in the fitness realm. We also have kevin complaining about iot user interfaces. I shouldn't say complaining. He's really just going to talk about what he thinks. He calls them opportunities. And we've got a new report on. Ot cybersecurity that actually is surprising for how not scary. It is and wireless power consortium has done a small update to its standard. That's worth mentioning. We can't not talk about the tesla pot so we will demand. There's a smart buoy out there and i love it. Plus we're going to review the new nest doorbell in nest cam gear. That came out this week and our guest. This week is liable. Roberts who is an associate professor with the university of michigan and he has done research on robot personalities. So we're going to talk about what types of personalities your warehouse robot. Boston dynamics spot what should they have. We'll also hear from our sponsor silicon labs and it's works with event but i let us here from one of our new sponsors. This podcast is sponsored by infineon a world leader in semiconductor solutions. That makes life easier. safer and greener. Infineon's chips are shaping everything from the iot. Ai an industry fordad deep machine learning. And who would have sensing. The digital transformation is becoming a reality and the physical world is going to be connected with the virtual world like never before it is the link between the real world and the digital world you can learn more about infineon and it solutions at infineon dot com. Our righty kevin. I feel so bad. Y'all you've probably all have heard this. But i am a complete est so i must tell you last week. We should have talked about news. That came out the friday before that news was exclusive to us and it was that matter the smart home interoperability standard. That y'all know is project chip has been delayed. So you probably all know about it by now but just a rehash maybe not a people. It was covered. But i don't you know a lot of people didn't cover it in detail. And you had an exclusive commentary from the csi and connectivity standards alliance formerly known as the zippy alliance. That handles the matter standard. But no i just have to tell people where they came from. They're saying that matters not going to be out until the first half of twenty twenty two that is the spec itself we had been anticipating it and fall of this year which is like right around the corner and the reasons for that are that basically. It's hard to get all of these players to go in the right direction but to matter is pushing out an s. decay. They're not just writing up some documentation and throwing it over the wall. They're actually trying to do an s. Decay for people so it's easier to implement and that means it's harder to built i. I talked to some people who didn't want to be named because they didn't want to be seen as pooh-poohing matter but they're like look. The code is two thirds. They're this isn't a bad deal. This actually helps smaller developers because google and amazon. They have tons of people working on this right. Those guys are already set to launch their products. But some of the smaller companies really like we gotta wait and see what happens so this gives them more time. I look at it as a short delay for some long term gain. I mean we're going to speed up with s. k. available once it becomes available. So we've got to wait for that esotique but once that's nailed down in the smaller vendors as you had said the other device makers they can just go to town to start writing their code compliant devices in place. 'cause all the hard work is done on the back end. Yeah and i'm still anticipating that it see this coming year we will see. Companies launched their plans around matter. But now we've got a way. Like i was hoping that i could go out and buy stuff you know by the middle of next year that were matter compliant. I'm gonna push that out to the holidays at the earliest. The holidays of twenty twenty two boo possibly into twenty twenty three. I think you're right. But i also wonder because we've seen standards before where people are. I should say companies use like a draft version of a standard. I think back to like a lot of routers pre evo to eleven and capable and whatnot so maybe by the middle of the year you might see a couple early outliers hoping maybe i mean all hope and you know disappointed but this is a good thing because we don't want a crappy experience first off so that's that all right so that's the matter news from now like two weeks ago. I'm so sorry all and let's talk about something. That actually just happened this week. Which is the new fitbit charge. Five device has launched. Yeah there were. Lots of rumors and renders and leaks and it is now available for pre order shipping by late september. It costs one seventy nine ninety five so one size deal so you don't have to pick and choose between different sizes you just get to choose the colors of the band. It looks nice. It looks like any leaked renders. You might have seen of it. The leaks were actually correct. It's got some more smartwatch features but still the gist of it is towards exercise and health tracking and it does have. Gps not many of the fifth have had gps. It also has some new. I was just gonna take yeah. I don't know that i need. Gps feel like that's gonna suck the battery and adds to the costs. But that's just me. No that's fair. I like gps. Because i used to run. It was more accurate than non. Gps devices and i also walk every day and again i get a better view of everything so i don't mind it and to be honest it up at the price. They didn't do a bad job or is a really cheap. Gps sensor there's only one hundred eighty dollars. That's not terrible. It is maybe for fitbit. It's up there. Yeah i was gonna say my current fitbit. I think i bought for like one hundred and fifty one hundred and thirty dollars. Well okay but your current fitbit and obviously we know as technology improves. Things get better in prices tend to come down in general. Your current fit bit. Does it do sleeved as do heart. Rate variability. yes it now it does sleep. It does heart rate. And if i paid for the premium subscription it would give me heart rate variability. But the last time i paid for the premium subscription. I actually cancelled it early because it was just stupid. I cancelled the free version of it. Because i thought it was stupid. Gotcha that's that's pretty bad. At least you get to try it. You don't have the new daily readiness score even though you've had that on other devices that is true that reminds me of the woop band which whoop actually is a fitness tracker. I i think it's super hardcore a review on it was like i am not hardcore enough for this device but what it does is it uses heart rate variability as a to track how much you should work for the day based on the sleep your stress levels all of this in so this sounds exactly like whoops. I don't know what they call. I can't remember what they call it. But that's their selling point in it. It was really interesting. It was really compelling to work out against that. Even if i could not achieve lake the levels they wanted to achieve. I've had that on my gorman forerunner in the past when i use that is very helpful because it's basically telling me body needs x amount of time to recover based on what you just did so it's a very data driven feature which i mean if you're going to collect data let's use it. Yeah and there's been a couple of times. When i found heart rate variability to be an interesting metric for me like i do have a really terrible time sleeping and i noticed this with the whoop and everyone talks about this alcohol. Really messes with that so a for a time. There i was well. I either wouldn't drink or right feel so when i drank related to my fitness. So is that something that you're you're working on maybe dry january you just track this on and you're going to be like yeah. This is all worth it. I'm doing dry twenty twenty one so it's not a bad idea. I know i know you know what else is not a bad idea being able to measure your skin temperature being able to use fitbit pay because there's nfc in there and that's not typically not often. Yeah i they had it in their fancy big watch. And i'm glad this keeps the smaller. Form factor bright. 'cause yeah the versa. Watch they had just didn't do it for me. One of the interesting aspects. That's not here. i don't see anything in the press..

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"myers briggs" Discussed on Science Friday

Science Friday

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on Science Friday

"In this assigns friday from wnyc studios a few years back. We heard a lot about deaths of despair here in the us Deaths from suicide drug. Overdoses alcohol that were really tied to economics. Do you see some similarities between that crisis in this one and communities of color yes. This parallel was actually brought by a lot of the researchers and the families that i spoke with. I think we're starting to realize that suicide is not just driven by psychiatric or mental illness. Factors it has a lot to do with our environments with opportunities systemic barriers things that make communities feel hopeless about their future and that sort of the conversation. We had with debts of despair a few years ago which largely focused on white rural americans but those same factors apply in the conversation. You and i are currently having about communities of color. I want to play another clear from kierra alvarez. She's a researcher and psychologists at mass general hospital. She studied suicides among hispanic and immigrant populations and she wants to see a shift in how we think of responsibility and suicide. Mental health providers are doing incredible work during co bid. But we can't have the assumption that increased mental health. Need just means. More reliance on mental health providers. Can't be the only thing that we do Infusing mental health support end infusing a social support the economic support. You know the structural support that families need to thrive Is is going to be critical to supporting the mental health of entire communities. Someone who covers this issue closely. I'm wondering what you take away from from what she just said. You think that some of the systems that she she's talking about here will be in place in the future. I don't know if it will happen or those systems will be in place because these are when we're talking about systemic solutions that means a lot of moving factors a lot of people organizations have to get on board but it certainly seems like there's evidence to suggest that we should consider moving that direction so much research on the rise in suicide rate for communities of color points to these issues like economics housing systemic racism and those just can't be addressed in one on one therapy of course mental health services are important but like here points out. There are a lot of other things that we could do. That could be affecting the suicide rate at a population level. What else are you following closely in terms of mental health in america right now as this kovic pandemic continues so i'm certainly interested in the national suicide data by race. When that comes out from the cdc later this year to see you on a national level are we seeing those disparities. Continue through twenty twenty. I'm also paying attention. I think like a lot of people to children adolescents and college students these groups that were already at high risk in a lot of cases and you have dealt with a lot of upheaval over the past year. How are they doing. And what are the long term consequences there. And i think largely. I'm curious to see if the pandemic shifts how we talk about some of these mental health issues. Suicide is it enough. To highlight these disparities that existed before the pandemic. But is it enough to get attention on them now to do something. Is it enough to motivate us to think about systemic solutions to suicide and not just mental health services as a silo. I'm not sure if it will be. But i'm really interested to see patani. Covers mental health and substance use for kaiser health news. She's based in raleigh north carolina. Thanks so much for joining us. I really appreciate it. Thanks for the conversation. Kaiser health news and science. Friday have partnered to bring you the story. You can read gary's full report at signs friday dot com if.

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"myers briggs" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"myers briggs" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Myers briggs type indicator. You know the famous personality test. You might think. Myers and briggs were psychologists wrong. They were a mother daughter team of outsiders who designed the world's most popular personality test a test. That is absolutely despised. By many psychologists discovered the strange history of the myers briggs on science fiction a podcast from science. Friday and.

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How to Develop Your Leadership With the Enneagram

The $100 MBA Show

02:01 min | 1 year ago

How to Develop Your Leadership With the Enneagram

"Ever wonder why certain people can just get under your skin at work. Or maybe you feel like you aren't having the right conversations in your team meetings more than likely your team is composed of people with many different. Any ram tights. The any graham is a powerful model to help you understand your own leadership style and the style of those you work with in this session. I'll i explain what the any graham is and how it applies to leadership and business then give insights on how the graham can help you. Better understand yourself and the motivations and working styles of your colleagues then. i'll share. Why tool is far more powerful than traditional tools. Such as disk or myers briggs readership growth. And how it's particularly impactful in unlocking team performance. Finally i'll share the best assessment tools and a resource site for you to learn how to find the graham to things like how to give effective feedback to those of different types. Some do's and don'ts kind of delegate to different types or how to resolve conflict even how to be more influential and persuasive based on your tight so my firm taj leadership has been at the forefront of applying the model of the any graham to help executives. Get clarity on these types of questions that i started with and help them shift to a higher level performance. My team and i created a resource site filled with tools to help you. Apply the wisdom of the graham in your working relationships. But let's start with. What is the any of graham so the word any graham derives from the greek words. Any ah which means nine and graham which means something written or drawn and it refers to a nine pointed figure inscribed in a circle there are nine different primary types nine different leadership styles.

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S6 E9 - How to identify what you are passionate about

Courage to Fight Again

26:16 min | 1 year ago

S6 E9 - How to identify what you are passionate about

"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions after leaving the military and the lack of answers has left you frustrated and probably a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of the craziness that is post military life so you can turn your post military life into your best life. Money was aaron perkins a. Us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos and on this episode of the show. I want to talk to you about identifying your passion in life and how you do that. That's a big question. I think we all have even if we haven't put into so many words like how do identify my passion in life. It's like well aaron. Who are you to talk about identifying passion. Well number one. I've identified my own number two. I developed a process to do just that net processes called the nine line framework which i put into the book called resolve. That is just a step by step guide for you. The veteran to help you to rediscover purpose meaning and you guessed it. Passion in your post military life before i dive into the episode today. I want to take a few minutes until you a little story. I myself love stories. I love hearing them. And i love telling them and this story is really near and dear to my heart because it's about my son. His name is christopher and you may have heard me talk about him on the show before But this story. I've never actually shared on the show because actually just happened about a week or two ago and my son christopher almost twelve years old. he's a normal kid. Not a huge fan of school. Really good in school gets really good grades Does everything well is i. I don't know if i would say popular. But you know people like him he. He's just a normal kid. And he. And i we have this unique Father son relationship. I mean we joke around a lot. We have a very very similar Sense of humor. So we have memes that will share back and forth and that's actually across our entire family that we can laugh at together and everything but this story about his passion for video games. Now you might be thinking well yeah. He's eleven year old boy. eleven year. Old kid boy girl the one but he's eleven year old kid and he loves video games. Yeah what kid doesn't we're here's the thing. He is not just passionate about video games. He is passionate about tech in school and his technical classes studying python programming language. He studying java script and his his his little techy and he loves the technical aspect of it. Well there's this that he has for one of his platforms. And it's called beets saber. You may have heard of it. It's on playstation four for vr. And it's on oculus quest to In fact every year. we're pretty much every year. We get a family gift at christmas and this past year. The family gift that we all could use was the oculus quest to and that is a a virtual reality gaming system. That's fully wireless but the headset on. Hold the controllers and you could just play play games fun and while he has been absolutely just going nuts over this thing having so much fun with it. Well again. this game beats saber. You can create your own levels if you modify the game and there is no right or wrong i should. There is a right or wrong way to do it but there is no manual that you can look at and say okay. This is how you modify find the game. So he gets on discord. he's he finds Some experts who know about modifying the game he chats with him for hours. Some of some of them are as friends he's he's played games with everything and he's talking to them. Like how do i modify this game. What do i need to do. He figures out the programs. He needs to us figures out how to roll the game back to a previous edition. Now he knows how to launch the game with these modifications so he can play his own levels on the game. Keep in mind. This had nothing to do with school this nothing to do with any requirement. This was just something that he wanted to do something that he is naturally gifted at and naturally naturally passionate about and that is that's what that's one of the things i wanna point out here. Today is your passion in life is most likely going to be something that you are naturally geared toward you are naturally good at and maybe even it may even be something that you have spent a lot of time practicing and preparing at and you've spent a lot of time working on developing that skill. It could be anything from woodworking to the medical field to an to. I'm the the passion ideas for your life are virtually endless. But you heard me referenced. The nine line framework earlier. And as i look at this nine line framework. You know again. It's it's this step by step guide. It is the process that helps you rediscover passion in your life after the military. And i look at these these lines in here. These chapters and the storage is told about my son. I can see him in these chapters. I can see how his passion is coming out just in the things that he is naturally doing now in the last episode i mentioned and talked about quite a bit actually line four. Which is what is my personality type. you know. why does it matter. And it's not even so much. Why does it matter. But how does that. Impact me and my passion and my purpose for life. And so i'm going to touch on line for a little bit today but i want to give you some examples from line five later in the show about discovering that passion in your life but line four again i used sixteen personalities dot com. You can go there right now. You can take this free assessment to figure out to learn what your personality type is and again that is not the only tool you can use you. Can use myers briggs. You can use the disk assessment. There are so many tools you can use to figure out your personality because in the military unless you are you had a way different experience than i did. They really ask you. What your what your passion was or even more specifically. They didn't ask what your personality was. Just said hey here the jobs you can pick from pick a job do your job and then you go your military career and you get out and now you're here listening to this show and saying man. How do identify my passion in life. What is it that i am passionate about. How do i find that. Well you'll hear me say this more than once. Pick up a copy of the resolve book. That is really your first step to figuring out your passion and your purpose and your meaning in your life after the military but again light for just goes over. What is your personality type. It walks you through that process of discovering who you are and who you're meant to be and line five asks another question it says what do i have to offer. And that's very specific to you. What do you have to offer the world. Because i believe that. A life focused on making a difference in the world as a life worth living. I think that's really what we're all after is that we want to make a difference. Maybe it's just in our own personal lives. Maybe it's in the lives of our friends or family or our church or our school whatever it may be or or if your teacher may be your students you want to make that positive impact and so line five walks you through that process of figuring out what it is that you have to offer so coming up after the break. That's what i'm going to talk about. I'm gonna share some examples and walk you through blind five and sharing this for free and you can pick up a copy of the book on amazon or on kerr's to fight again dot com but i'm gonna share the the line five here with you and some examples that can help you figure out what it is you are passionate about in your life. That's after the break. Stay with us. Many americans today. Don't realize the stress and anxiety they feel is most likely because of their finances according to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like others can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill. That will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right so as we go into these examples. I want you to have an open. Mind here right some of these examples. You may not even thought of. But i i want you to keep in mind that some of these may not apply to you. Some of the may apply to you perfectly but before we get into those examples and went to review. Read you this quote from a retired general martin. Dempsey actually had him on the show. A few seasons ago A great conversation. You can go check that out. He talks about you know continuing to provide leadership in your post military life again. If you don't know years he is the former or the lissi would number was of eighteenth chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and so again great guy. We had a great conversation. Should go check that out. But i want to read you a quote. He said sometimes we wait for thunderclaps drum rolls and clearly on calls to alert us to what's important when actually it's most often the subtle and persistent signals around us. That make the most difference. I want you to think about that for a minute when you think about your passion and life and what. You are naturally geared toward what are those subtle and persistent signals. So in in the book. I talk about the subtle and persistent signal. I got even as a child as a teenager. Really that writing is something i am. Naturally gifted at is something. I'm naturally good at in fact My mother found a poem that i had written She was cleaning. My room was teenagers. Don't ask me why she was cleaning my room and she didn't make me do it but i'm very grateful for her but she was cleaning my room and she comes into the room and she sees this poem that i wrote and when i get home from school she asked me about it. She says hair. Where did you copy this phone for. Almost didn't copy it. I wrote it. And i'm all of a sudden proud of myself because see my mother had always been this voracious reader with a strong command of the english language so hearing her say something like that. Which implied the poem was of this incredibly high quality right. It has stuck with me to this day. That aaron you you're naturally gifted at that and that the poetry. It wasn't anything i had to do. It was something i had in my head and maybe even my heart and just wrote it down. It was something. I felt naturally wrong to do. Just like my son was naturally drawn to develop this modification for this game and figure out all the additional software he needed and how to modify it and how to play the game afterward. I was actually drawn to writing so in that case even though my son and i we get along great and we have great father son relationship were way different as far as our passions. Go and that's okay. It's the thing is my. My writing skills are they. Were constantly improving through my life and the funny thing is even as i wrote the book wonder like am i the most qualified person to to write this book. Maybe maybe i am gifted at writing right. Maybe i am good at this. But am i the most qualified person and so why do i tell you this right. I tell you this. Because i want you to realize something that i'm still learning myself. The skills you have are probably around eighty percents better than you actually think. I want to say that again. The skills that you have are probably around eighty percent better than you actually think. Now what are get the eighty percent number. You know statistically they say what is seventy. Six percent of statistics are made up on the spot. I will say this. Evidence is more inaccessible and nature. But the things you are passionate about. You are geared toward learning more about it it just this natural thing. It's not something that you can really force. Can you learn things and learn more about Passions in your life. of course. you can't can you learn how to take care of the zales in your garden or in your new hangar. The year rose garden right. Is rose garden on. That makes sense but i looked at my window and saw zulia so i i mentioned it so it. Can you learn about that. Scher will you be passionate about it. Maybe you can develop a passion for it but passionate in your life is is this area of your life. That's built in. Its this natural part view. And so where do you go from here right. What are those examples that promised you a before we get into those examples. I want to share with you just a few questions that you can write down to ask yourself and you can kind of fill these out like to help you figure out where you go from here and figure out what it is you have to offer the world so the first question goes right along the lines of my story. I just told about not only about my son but about myself. I have always been good at blank. Fill in the blank there. What is it that you have always been good at something. That seems easy for you for me. It was english and grammar and for my son. Tech is easy for him. Technologies easy for him super easy a he is are basically our systems administrator at the house. he knows so much about For my daughter the things she is naturally good at and she finds easy music. She finds that incredibly easy from wife. She finds the medical field incredibly easy to pick up on. And it's not because it's not challenging to learn it's because we have a passion for those particular things in our lives. Here's a second question you can ask yourself. I don't know why. But i really just enjoy doing the following things and then list those things what things that you do really bring you joy for me. It's writing it's crafting something from nothing. It's looking at this blank page and putting words on it and impacting the world with a those words. And let's see what's the next one number three this. This is kind of long ones. All probably read it a couple of times. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until what so for this question. Think of a time your life in which our knowledge or skills or ability was needed. Think of a time when you were able to use it and you suddenly realized that brought you joy so i to read that one again and explain that a little more. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until this particular event in my life. I never thought about me being really good at writing until my mother when i was fourteen. Fifteen years old picked up that poland in my room and said hey this is really good. Where did you copy this from. I never thought about that. My son may not have ever thought about how good he is attack. Until i pointed it out and said dude that is amazing that you figure that out on your own you contact the experts in and you did everything needs to do on your own and so when you think we think of that like okay. I never thought about what i'm naturally good at. And what i enjoy until a particular event in your life and you think about when your knowledge or your skills or abilities were needed and and then you say okay. I was able to use it at that point in my life and then you suddenly realize man that made me feel really good. That brought me joy. That was dare. I say it fun and a lot of times. We as adults we. We tend to tend to think like well. You know i'm an adult. I don't need to have funding more. I shouldn't be having fun anymore. I'm more focused on business and and making money taking care of my family. Those are all great things but at the end of the day passion following that passion pursuing that passion your life a lot of times what it feels like is fun just a lot of fun number four thing. You can ask yourself. I was able to make a difference in a person's life by using one or more of my unique abilities which not only made a difference but it brought me joy as well and the question is list those skills or abilities that you use to impact someone's life or to make a difference in the world for me. They'll be writing for my son that might be tech my daughter that might be music for my wife that might be the medical field. So there's so many things that again virtually unlimited number of things where you can find passion in your life and it's those things that you are naturally geared toward they. Here's a few examples. I'm going to review these for you just to give you a sense of where you can find passion in your life and don't get caught up on the stories themselves. I want you to imagine yourself. What is it that you personally find your passionate about. Here's example number one. I was a cormon in the navy. And i learned a lot about helping others in times of medical crisis. I found so much joy. In this. I knew my job well and i knew i was making a difference. Pretty simple right pretty direct and so this person says hey. I knew what i was doing was making a difference. And i found joy in it. Here's another really good one along the video games. A video games idea. I love playing video games call of duty fortnight minecraft you name it. I get a sense of joy out of playing them and truth be told. I'm pretty good at it. My unique personality which i found in line for which i now understand. It equips me well as a teacher and so a combined those elements to start a video game players club in my community. We get together. We eat snacks. Play video games. Hold tournaments and get to know each other better. It's such a great time. And i love it. So being a woman in the navy versus playing video games way different right but still these people can find passion in these things see. Here's a here's another one very a very hands on example. I've never really enjoyed school or sitting in the classroom. But one thing i do enjoy working with my hands getting my hands dirty now that i know my unique personality type again that he learned in line for i understand more about wild like this type of work and why i tend to dislike sitting in the classroom. I love solving problems. I distinctly remember one time when my elderly neighbors toilet was leaking. She asked me. If i knew someone who could help and gladly volunteered myself. I checked out the situation figured out what. The problem was unseated. The toilet installed a new wax ring and reseeded the toilet. She was so grateful. And i had fixed a problem for her. I felt really good about myself. That's huge The the the What do you call it. The joy the inner joy that comes from making a positive difference in someone else's life is absolutely huge. Now here's here's the last example share with you because we're running up on time but this one. I really liked this one. Because i have a dog. I love my dog and a lot of you probably have pets as well but this one says. I am a pet whisper. Yes it may sound silly to some. But i have an incredible heart for dogs cats birds and just about any other animal who is suffering or quote unquote down on their luck. In fact i have adopted two dogs and two cats. I've them better lives. This has been so rewarding to me and it is a passion. I continue to pursue. See the thing is there is not one specific passion that we are all going to find fulfilling the passion in your life is going to be your own. Here's the last thing. I want to share with you how we are built as humans. We're designed to live our best life in the context of relationships with other people. I to say that again as humans. We're are designed to live our best lives in the context of relationships with other people. You know chances are we're not all going to be billionaires or a world famous politicians. Are you know billboard topping musicians but we can all make a difference when we find that passion in our lives. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Hope it's been helpful for you and that you've learned at least a little bit about identifying that passion in your life again you can pick up a copy of the resolve book at courage to fight again dot com or on amazon and i will share those links in the show notes as i typically do. Leave us a review. I tunes at definitely helps so much. Of course follow social media kurds. Finding in dot com is our website. Thank you so much for listening. We will see you next time.

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S6 E8 - Life: TBD

Courage to Fight Again

22:08 min | 1 year ago

S6 E8 - Life: TBD

"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions. After leaving the military in the lack of answers has left you frustrated in probably more than a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of what can sometimes be craziness that is your life after the military. See you can turn your post military life into your best life. Now when i was working on this show. I thought you know. I don't even know what this next. Show season six episode. Eight is going to be about so in the show. Topic is making my notes. I just put to be determined. Dvd to be determined. And i thought you know what that is a perfect title or or maybe more appropriately. I think it's a good topic especially right now as it feels like we are nearing the end of this year. Long over a year now global pandemic that is covid nineteen and the truth is it's it feels like our lives have been in a to be determined status for that entire time right so you can't go anywhere you can't really get out of the house much. Could there's not a lot to do now if you like the outdoors. Maybe this was the perfect time for you to do that. but you wanna go shopping. You want to go out to dinner somewhere. We'll sorry you can't because everything is closed so our lives of felt like we're in a to be determined status but you know pandemic aside. Maybe you're wondering some more practical things you know. Maybe you're wondering if you ever be happy or if you ever get married or if you'll ever have kids or maybe you're wondering if the tonight is in your ears. Whatever shut up. I know i wonder sometimes. Or if you're ptsd symptoms will ever subside. I'm willing to bet that you felt an and maybe you're feeling right now that your life is on hold it. It's all in this kind of this murky to be determined status so my question to you is this. How will you know when your life is no longer on. Hold in this episode. I'm gonna share six elements of forward progress with you and buckle up. Because they're not easy. But i can assure you they are worth it. So by way of introduction mining aaron perkins. I'm a us army combat veteran also hosted. This podcast. I've been focusing on the veteran community. You basically ever. Since i got out you know i should be more honest with that right for a very long time after i got out on myself and focused on figuring out what my next steps were what my forward progress looked like once. I finally kind of got a handle on what my own life was looking like or what. It should look like what i wanted it to look like. I thought you know what. I can't keep this to myself. This is not something that i can say. Okay well i figured it out. All my other veteran brothers and sisters can just figure it out for themselves. So i wrote a book called resolve. That is a step by step guide. That takes you through the process of rediscovering purpose after the military but that aside today i want to talk about something really specific and and and a lot of the elements of the book. Come into to today's show. But i want to talk about those six elements afford progress with you. So look no matter where you're at you can live your best life. No matter what phase your life is in your best days are ahead of you and that and that's a key element and it leads right into this first piece. I want to talk about. Get your mind right. And i know you've heard so much about it. No doubt about mindset and how important your mindset is and how much it matters this. Honestly the most important aspect. Because if you don't get your mind right you are setting yourself up for failure if you are going into any challenge. Excuse me any challenge in your life. And you haven't i said okay. Let me you visualize what i'm going to do. Maybe let me rehearse it so to speak. Let me planet out now. Let me go tackle it. If you don't do those things then you are really like. I said setting yourself up to fail but more important than all those all. Those things i just mentioned is what comes before that and that is believing that you're going to be successful. So here's the thing when it comes to mind set right. It is not just a one time event. It's not just this decision. You make to say okay. Well i'm going to be Positive in this particular in this particular regard or I am going to say okay. I'm gonna change my mindset for this one time only. I know i normally have a negative outlook and i think that nothing is going to go my way and i it seems like life is crashing in on me but this one time. I'm going to believe it's going to get better. It's going to be better. Look your mindset. it's a regular event. It's not just a one time event. Maybe it's daily. It might be several times a day. Mindset is absolutely huge and a big part of the mindset is asking the why behind your desire to move forward or more specifically than. This is where i told you some elements of the book will come in. Maybe even the why try and so in the resolve book So i put together for the book. What is called the nine line framework. It is a guide a plan for you. The veteran to step through one step at a time for rediscovering your purpose after the military and line one in this nine line framework is why. Try you know we've already had purpose. We've already done so many things for our country and for allies for families. Why try and that. And that's one of the questions you have to answer in the book. I share more about how to get to that point right but element too so i wanna get your mind right get that mindset all clicking in the right direction element to is discover your purpose and you've heard me talk about a few times you've heard me say that discovery purpose rediscover your purpose even on this show on this episode and again talk a lot about this in the book and i wrote it with the belief that you do not have to suffer through life after the military. I'm going to say that again. You do not have to just suffer through life after the military because there is life after your military service you know. Maybe it's a whole new career or a whole new hobby or new opportunities. You simply couldn't take advantage of you. Were in the military purpose. Looks different for all of us. When i'm friends he was a medic In my unit that we deployed with and he is. He's big into fishing like that's his thing now. I'm not talking like you know. He just goes allen out on the lake every now and then this guy is a competitive fishermen really really great at his skill set and he has found a renewed sense of purpose just in fishing. And you know what is he doing. They're right what is he who what does he really getting at when you look at it like well okay. Cool like he's into fishing. But what does that mean as far as you know his life moving forward or discovering his purpose. Look here's what. Here's what i can guarantee you. In his life in his his new fishing fishing centric life right. He's got a family and everything that he's taking care of but this this is one of the best things for him because he has a passion for it and in that passion he gets to live out what he is really loving about his life and so in his day to day life where he gets to talk about fishing and and go fishing and all this. He's building these relationships with people around him and he's doing so much that it is. It's so cool to see when a veteran really really discover is in uncovers who they're meant to be after the military and again purpose different for all of us. So where i find my purpose are where my old dock mimetic buddy found purpose and fishing. Yours is probably going to be the same and don't expect it to. You shouldn't expect it to look the same as anyone else's that's why again that i created the framework that you can use to discover your own sense of purpose and the next element that leads me right into this. One is forgive. Look forgiveness is one of the least talked about aspects of transitioning from the military and it is arguably the hardest i say arguably because some people never even come close to really dialing into what it is. They need to forgive. They need to forgive themselves. Do they need to forgive. You know an old battle buddy Unit commander you know those who've been victims of trauma or If they have. Ptsd from their from their combat service. You know what are the elements of their lives that they need to forgive and again you know i feel like i'm talking about the book a lot and i'll be honest i am because there's so much more in the book and this is line three it walks you right through the process of forgiveness and forgiveness is not saying you know what it doesn't hurt it's not saying it wasn't a big deal. Forgiveness is choosing your own freedom. And i think i said this on the last episode of but holding onto unforgiveness or or bitterness even is like setting yourself on fire and expecting the person you were bitter at or angry at or holding a grudge against expecting them to die from smoke inhalation so all forgiveness is as tough as it may be all it is all it breaks down to is that you are choosing your own freedom so get your mind right. Discover your purpose and forgive what you need to forgive. Forgive who you need to forgive. Maybe that's you. Maybe that's someone else helmet four. Uncover you in other words. Understand how you tick. What types of choices do you make in specific situations and one of the best tools for this is a personality assessment and yes. That's part of the book as well. That's part of the nine line. Framework is discovering your personality. Because let's be honest in the military you know. Personality is fine when you're hanging out with your friends or your battle buddies or whatever you want to call them right but when it comes to getting the mission done your personality kind of takes a backseat. It seems to knocking out the mission to getting to mission success getting to mission completion and so a big part of your post military life like who am i to figuring out what it is that you are not only passionate about. But what are you naturally geared toward and in the book. I use a tool called sixteen personalities. And you can check out at sixteen personalities dot com that's one six personalities dot com. There's also a myers briggs assessment. There's the disk assessment. Which kind of is how you function in a work environment and so uncovering who you are and the key elements of your personality are really critical to your moving forward in life that brings me to the fifth element. Make a plan. The fifth element of moving forward in your life is to make a plan. Don't just imagine a plan get one now. Look i want to say something about plans here. Right it's a whole lot easier to turn to the left or to the right if you're already moving. Have you ever set in a vehicle. You're sitting in the driver's seat and you turn the wheel all the way to the left. It's kinda hard to do or maybe you need to turn it all the way to the right. It's kind of hard to do because the tires just kind of moving on the on the on the surface there and you're like this is. This is really really difficult. But if you're moving you can turn the wheel just slightly to the left or to the right in. It's a whole lot easier. So when i talk about making a plan you don't have to have every single thing figured out before you start moving. Make general plan now. Look there are a lot of great plans out there. The resolve book has just one of those. Which i've mentioned is the nine line framework. Now let me be honest with you here. Scrawling down your plan on the back of a cocktail. Napkin is about one hundred miles ahead of someone who never writes down their plan at all. There is a fundamental shift in our brains in imagining a plan and then writing out that plan so make a plan element six get accountability. Accountability is like magic. If there is some magic element to rediscovering your purpose and to moving forward in your life. Accountability is really kind of that magic. And you really get to kind of see behind the curtain so to speak and it's kind of the inner workings of how that m- all that magic happens and accountability can compel you to do things. You would not ordinarily do so take for example of a group of friends right so every saturday you go for run with those friends and you know you have to get up at five thirty. Am and it's saturday and you really have to work today. But you're getting up at five five thirty because you're going to go for a run with these friends and it's not just about the run. It's about the fact that if you don't show up there to give you a hard time about dude where were you like. Why were you not here. This is this is ridiculous right. And they're gonna they're gonna mess with you about it and and if you're a guy that they're gonna call out your man card and be like. Hey you know like we showed up. Why didn't you and so the there's this element of like men getting up at five. Am to go run now. If you're like a big into running and you do it anyway. Maybe this story doesn't resonate with you but for most of us. It probably does so. We're supposed to be showing up to this run right and we're like okay. Well here we go. Let's go tackle this thing but Man tired. I don't know if i want to do at this morning at saturday. I've gotten up early every single day this week. I have a hard all man. I just remembered these guys are going to be there. And i had better show up. Or they're going to give me a hard time and the thing is sometimes. It's fun accountability. It's it's light hearted but sometimes it's someone pointing their finger at you and saying. Hey why aren't you doing what you need to do or challenging you to say. Hey here's the next step for you. Here is what you need to be doing in your life. Go do it so element. Six is get account ability. So let me quickly go over these one more time number one. Get your mind right. Your mindset is critical and big critical part of that is asking the uae. Or the why tri- why should i even bother element to discover your purpose. How do you do that. Well one way you can do. That is pick up a copy of the resolve book. I go through that whole process. There and that process is called the nine line framework part of that nine line. Framework is forgiveness. One of the least talked about aspects of transitioning from the military. But i think one of the most critical element for uncover. You check out a personality assessment. Again you can look in the show. Notes shared a couple of links in there and you can use sixteen personalities. Dot com myers briggs disc assessment of variety. Once you can use but uncover how you naturally tick element five. Make a plan. don't just imagine it. Don't just think it write it down if you write it on the back of a cocktail napkin. That's fine at least write it down and remember. You don't have to have everything figured out before you actually start moving. It's a whole lot easier to make adjustments if you're already moving file element here elements six. Get accountability and accountability. Is that magic simultaneously that magic and it is the secret behind everything else that happens in your life. Can you do things without accountability. Sure is it a whole lot harder absolutely because again accountability. Is this thing in our minds. Says hey someone else's relying on you to do this to be that saturday morning. Run to show up at work to be at that volunteer opportunity. You promised you would be at an an again accountability. I cannot stress enough. i wish i could. I guess technically i could shout and scream and throw things and you know you know bangel desk and things like that but really accountability is so huge and it takes a certain level of maturity. It takes a certain level of maturity for to do that. Now look we all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ while i hope these elements have helped you. I hope they hope you think about not only whether you should move forward in life but what your next steps. Are you're practical next steps. Four moving forward in life. And i'm going to ask you specifically right now to go. Pick up a copy of resolve at courage to fight again dot com. Maybe you're not ready to pick up a copy of the book and if not just go follow us on social media where facebook courage to fight again. instagram same thing Twitter at courage again a. We're the most active on facebook. Though post a lot of things there you can join our post nine. Eleven of veterans families facebook group on. That's also great way to get connected. But one other thing i would love free to do is leave us a review on itunes because it helps so much. Thank you so much for tuning into this episode. Be sure to check out our others episodes as well. I mean this is season six. So if you're just joining us secret a lot of content you can catch up on. Thank you again so much for tuning in today. I'll see you right back here. In two weeks we served now. What is the production of courage to fight again.

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How To Make A Name For Yourself As A Junior Product Manager

All The Responsibility Podcast

02:20 min | 1 year ago

How To Make A Name For Yourself As A Junior Product Manager

"Even if you're a new product manager the chances are great that you have something amazing going on to be hired as a product manager in the first place that means. You're some kind of unicorn your interesting and accomplished with lots of skills and a resume that has compelling experiences an impressive educational background most likely and diverse interests and skills. But i'm going to talk about something different. We're all unicorns as product managers unusual and rare compared with other roles in the company even in life. But we're all still different from one another obviously so. What color is your unicorn. And what i'm talking about is what are your particular talents. Aptitudes and strengths that differentiate from other people even other product managers now. We often use the concepts of strength. Talents aptitudes special sauce superpower to mean roughly the same thing and that is the way that you see the world were act within it. Think and so on that are kind of unique and unusual to you and special and often. These comes so easily to you that it's hard to believe there's anything special about them. I always think about people who can draw and people can draw and think that it's pretty easy to teach other people to draw because they just show them how they learn to draw but the fact is. If you're somebody like me. Who really has challenges. Withdrawing doesn't matter how easy it was for someone else to learn it. They can't teach me how to draw. I just can't learn. This is something that i know about myself. I've tried multiple times. The fact is that usually you're aren't actually the best judge of your special talents. Because they seem so normal so obvious to you like the drawing talent for somebody who can draw now. Often were very aware of our weaknesses. Like i'm very aware by weakness as being able to draw very well. When i say strengths in this context though i'm actually using that as a technical term meaning the clifton strengths finder assessment. It seems to be a meaningful assessment of a person's strengths. It's definitely more meaningful than something. Like the myers briggs type indicator for example. And so. i'm going to talk in this episode about how to find out what your strengths are in this context of the clifton strengths and then how to make use of your knowledge of your strengths. Which you probably don't have if you haven't done this assessment yet to figure out how to make a name for yourself.

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The 6 Types of Working Genius with Patrick Lencioni

The EntreLeadership Podcast

05:35 min | 1 year ago

The 6 Types of Working Genius with Patrick Lencioni

"With have different talents than you. Sometimes that can be frustrating. But it's actually a good thing because we all have different strengths and different weaknesses. we have different personality styles. You guys know this. It takes a village but what we do to try to figure out the space and understand our people better. If you're like me you start taking. These assessments disc myers briggs in your graham. All good things. But here's what a lot of those things. Don't tell us. Can this person actually do their job from the ramsey network. This is the entreleadership podcast where we help business. Leaders grow themselves teams and the prophets. i'm your host tardy and my guest. today is paddling. Joni pats the founder and president of the table group where he spends his time speaking and writing about leadership teamwork organizational health. But here's the thing is. He's not just another consultant. We have worked with him. At ramsey solutions and andre leadership for years. We've given every one of his books to oliver team members and would give him out at our entreleadership events because his stuff is so legit. When it comes to team culture values you've got to be reading pellet joni now this is exciting. He and his team have developed a model that helps leaders identify their teams areas of working genius areas of life draining weaknesses. That if they're doing those activities too long they're going to burn out and quit. You don't want that so this is going to be a lot of fun but before we get into the model we have to first start with understanding the foundation of a great team. Well it all starts with trust which is humility based and vulnerability based if people can't come to sit down with their team and say i don't know the answer i need help. I'm sorry i was a jerk yesterday. Or i don't know what to do here somebody else or you. You're smarter than i am at this. I wanna be like you if people can't come work and be emotionally buck naked if you will it then you're done because if people can't come and be raw open honest they're not going to be able to engage in conflict because they're not going to be telling the truth and they're gonna feel like that's too risky. They're not gonna commit to decisions because they never really weighed in. They're not gonna hold each other accountable and say hey. You're my friend but you gotta do better than that on this one which is a great thing on a team. But if you can't be vulnerable you're not going to do that and they're not gonna actually do. What's in the best interest of the team. They're going to look at themselves. So that's the basic way that teams function from trust to results. But in order to do that you really need to be humble hungry. Smart person which is i. I don't think too much myself. I think others are more important than i am. Honor them. I work really hard. I'm hungry and inter personally smart. I know how to deal with human beings and if you can find humble hungry and smart people and put them in an environment where they build trust have good conflict hold each other accountable and do all those things. It's going to work. It's not complicated. I know i just went through that very quick. And i talked about eight different things but it's very simple. Are there blockers to trust aside from not having those people who are hungry humble smart well i would say there's blockers if the league doesn't have that and it's counter cultural by the way i should say that to people don't grow up thinking about being vulnerable they teach you to grow up and you know reveal just the parts of yourself that you think people like and this is. This is a problem. So that's why human beings have a hard time being vulnerable is because we think we're supposed to come into the world and protect ourselves but that's not what makes a team great so i think that if you have people that are humble hungry and smart and the leader gets that and nurtures that i. I don't know that there's other blockers. I'm trying to think what might that be. I mean there's environmental factors. Maybe working a company. That doesn't mike that doesn't reward that but if if the person at the top thinks it's important and crates environment from the top and i will tell you daniel that you know one of the reasons that i work with ceos and their teams because it needs to be modeled from the very top and it's not that they're more fun to party with like. Oh i want to be important. I just think if you can get the people at the very top organization to do that. You have a fighting chance in the rest of it. And when i go into an organization and i start at the at the bottom someplace. They're constantly looking up and going. Do you think they're ever going to get this so it just makes more sense to come. Which is why love talking entrepreneurs could is like you can turn your. You can turn your company into a trustworthy us. Good team quickly if you make that so with you and your leader well it sounds like what you're saying in some ways similar to our friend john maxwell he's has everything rises and falls on leadership absolutely. And if you're not working with the leader you're not working with the highest leveraged point of culture. Yeah that's their job. Yes and when they don't realize that when they think their job is just figuring out the technical parts of the of the operations then it's really difficult. So yeah john. And i would be incomplete alignment around that and that's why the leader is so important but that leader can't believe that they're inherently more important than the people lead their actions and behaviors are just more important. Yeah i think the is that they're more important but not more significant. Yeah you know. It's it's the it's the it's the challenge of humility article years ago called the trouble with humility and that is that as a leader. I have to believe i am just like anybody else here. I'm just a child of god a person. That's i'm no. I don't have more significance as you say. And so i have to believe that. But my words and actions are going to have a disproportionate impact on everything else around here. The problem is when people realize that their words and actions are disproportionately important. Sometimes they start to personalize it and say man. I'm pretty important here similarly people that say. Hey i'm not that important. So they forget

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The Truth to Shining Brightly & Letting the World See You by Shirley of Daring Living

Optimal Living Daily

05:28 min | 2 years ago

The Truth to Shining Brightly & Letting the World See You by Shirley of Daring Living

"The truth to shining brightly and letting the world see you by shirley of daring living dot com. Today i wanna share one truth shining brightly and presenting yourself in this world how it all started and some background into my past. Last weekend i attended a series of events held by mpg. Tgi where house honor to connect with a group of exchange university students from taiwan is a program that was involved in during my graduate years so group that holds very dear to my heart was again at the event. I saw my old self. Who as if. I was back there in the organizing team with them just a few years ago struggling and carrying along with me the overwhelming burden of school. The pressure of meeting up to appearance appearances. Society's expectations the constant struggle to finding my passions and most importantly the desperation to reaching that never ending benchmark of set forward for myself. I was never good enough this time. However i was the bystander with much more communist and openness than before i felt the exchange tunes hopes dreams aspirations for the future also saw their personal struggles of finding themselves searching for a place to belong in this world this experience stirred up a gentle reminder. I think we all deserve to hear about presenting ourselves to this world while also staying true to who we are. You do not have to be in the spotlight to shine in this society and organizations today that a certain type of people that everyone looks up to in order to be successful even during my years in business school in every class we were encouraged. Step onto the stage and take the spotlight own. The room with confidence communicate inspire people with our ideas see. We were taught to be leaders. Not just any type of leader. The extroverted charismatic leaders that were highly valued. Sometimes the idea you need to communicate is so important they have to take the stage to express them to the right people but being the center of the attention is not where everyone thrives for me. It is not where i thrive is not where i can be myself. You do not have to be in the spotlight to shine. If you not feel comfortable leading group or being in the center of attention it is okay was important is you must understand yourself and find the best method and environment that suits you where you can effectively and truthfully express yourself and what you have to offer. I used a model these attention loving sociable charismatic extroverts and thought i had to be them in order to be successful in life but the truth is everyone of our personalities is so different. According to the myers briggs personality test we generally group are personality traits in this world into sixteen different types out of these sixteen half of them are extroverts. Matt of the eight only two of them are considered to have the natural charismatic trait mehan. Tj and ian fj. So what does that mean for. Those of us who do not belong as an emt j. or espn fj. While it means that you simply cannot pretend to be someone you are not and he should not have to be even if you are one of the two leadership type personalities. How much do you understand yourself. Be aware of your strengths weaknesses. Any environment that you are most comfortable in but of course these personality tests are just a start because they are just categories and still don't fully define you dive into your past experiences if think about what you enjoy doing try different hobbies follow your curiosities engage and take part in different groups and communities find out the best way for you to express yourself to the world. Perhaps it is through art through inventions through the internet to writing or through verbal communication. What kind of environment. You thrive in his through one on one conversations or in small groups or in a big stadium with hundreds of people to work better by yourself or a team. We are all different. Don't ever compare yourself in your situation with someone else's focus on yourself work on yourself. That's the only way for you to grow what the world needs while we really need are all types of people portraying different strengths in this world. Q. imagine what it would be like if the world is filled only with allowed charismatic extroverts and actually be pretty scary place to be and nothing would ever get done. We do need charismatic. People in this world to inspiring gather people together a will. We need also are quieter introverted. People and leaders who prefer to stay behind the scenes and are not afraid to let others take the spotlight. Moee need our brave people who choose to believe and follow crazy leaders with visions. What we need are committed people who follow through with what they say and can put words into actions when we need are open minded people who can really lean in and listen first before speaking while we need are kind people who have compassion and can show empathy in this cruel world. What we really need are people who have strong self awareness who are honest and truthful to themselves so that men return they can be their best selves to better serve this world quote. Ask yourself when makes you come alive and go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive

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July 2020 Book News

Books and Boba

05:56 min | 2 years ago

July 2020 Book News

"Back to books and Boba Club in pocket, which impose Asian and Asian American Authors Marinas Marina. And I'm re-re. You and we are here today our mid month episode toward the month of. July July. Twenty twenty. How're you doing? Good I can't believe that we're ready like halfway into July. Honestly if each like just started no right. Also, I realized that because Marvin and I used to record in studio. I used to see Marvin by twice a month in person, but we haven't. We haven't seen each other in like. Ever since March I don't think we've seen each other. It's been. It's been a while I think the last time we saw each other was when we were recording. What was our? Was? Our February book even. Was! It not south no map assault stars. was after I. Think it was May. who was such a long time, we? Can just look it up right now. I'm looking at right now. Because the Internet exists, I don't WanNa be one of those people who don't know how Gorka. Let's see now that there's like this website where you put in a Google Inc and then you send you send it to someone who asks you a question right like they could totally yes. Let let me Google there for you. Yeah, yeah, I back. When I was in Grad School, I was send to. My classmates would ask me dumb questions. They can just google themselves. sat quite a lot. In College as well our February Book Club pick was the kiss quotient. God so the one recorded with your friend Kaitlyn. That was our last the last time we saw each other. That's wow. Yeah. I feel like These past few months has reinforced idea that. I'm. Pretty Okay with staying at home all the time, which is something I didn't really know about myself or didn't remember about myself. What's your? What's your Myer Briggs by the way? I know it's I. I know it's complete bullshit, but. It does give me a good handle on whether someone is a really extroverted or introverted, and so my with the Myers Briggs is like so if I take the test I usually test at an NF, which is like the Uber. But because of the people I work with I'm often forced to take the set characteristics. So people are often surprised that I am at NFP because I was surprised, too. Because you know like your co host used to be Mindy. The. She does now she now does first of all which is. which is one of the PODCASTS Einar podcast collective and Like she's she's definitely like more extroverted. She's an actress, so yeah I was pretty surprised once I started co hosting with you. I thought it was just going to be to interest talking about books. That totally was not the case. The thing with like introvert extrovert is it's not really. Outgoing. This isn't the it's a trait of extroverts, but it's not. It's more of a symptom than like a core thing, right extroverts just means I. IF I'm out with people are like I can stay up all night. socializing gives me energy instead of expending energy I. Mean I think that's the core difference so? but but what I found is I do gain energy from socializing even online with people so I don't need face to face to be energized and the complete opposite for for. I mean like my Myers Briggs is on twitter, so a lot of people probably know already, but I am I've tested as I N T J. and. socializing is definitely not my strong point. Every time I do go out to Asian American like shindigs. People are always surprised that I'm there. 'cause tonight, because I, really I. Really don't go out. I'm pretty much a unicorn if you see me out in about. So I definitely adapted to the whole self isolation thing. Better than others I mean it helps. There's a lot of media to enjoy at home so I've been seeing a lot Final fantasy like the past. The past three weeks. Grace I recently I talked about this on some of the other pockets that I'm on I binged content this past week, so I washed the old guard, and that I watched all three seasons of dark, I watched the first season of umbrella academy I watched both current seasons of food wars, the the horny food anime, and then I went online and read the rest of the Manga series, so it's been Dan Marvin. I have unhealthy binge habits, which is why I try not to binge as much as possible because. Once I start something I will finish it. It's like it's not even it's not even a of a question. And then I'll spend the next ten hours reading pieces and analysis, so which is why like when you were watching killing eve as it was airing. It definitely curbed that addiction. I know but I've phone behind killing eve so now I have a whole season to binge later, so it's so good Marin about that So good. Yeah, I mean. It's the same with books to write I typically read books in like s few sittings as possible because. A because I have zero self-control, and if you give me the chance to just stay up all night and read something and free or something. I will take that chance

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Decentralization Philosophy Part 1  From Buddha to the Conquistadors

Let's Talk Bitcoin!

09:34 min | 2 years ago

Decentralization Philosophy Part 1 From Buddha to the Conquistadors

"I've been trying to figure out how to talk about this topic for a while because cryptocurrency is this really kind of strange flat structure. That has all of these little hierarchical structures built on top of it and you can take that analogy and you can really really zoom in on it or you can really really zoom out on it as kind of still true really regardless of how you're looking at it and I think a lot of this has to do with just the nature and sort of the oddness oddness of crypto currency and a Bitcoin as a community right as a movement and as technology that also is attached to people getting rich. Sometimes today I WanNa talk about a topic that I've been calling catalysts and CEOS and take a look at what the crypto currency space looks like. Today what it looked like in the past. Ask Talk about some of the different attributes that got us to where we are today. So Toshi said an interesting precedent. They led with their ideas and to a lesser extent their code and the early sparked a was association that contribution catalyzed first Bitcoin and then the crypto currency movement at large those who believed in that vision given an opportunity to get rich in some cases crazy rich rich and that combination of factors lead. I all coins coins than ICO's SAFT'S STO's and I don't think even talked about on the show before and who knows what will come next because clearly the path of innovation that's occurring here is not over at all but it also created what feels like a strange legacy that we're going to explore today as simply put are charismatic leaders who emerge from that flat structure that is the bitcoin protocol more or less dangerous more or less problematic more or less notable than the mark Zuckerberg's the Elon Musk's Jeff bezos. Goes and Steve. Jobs who really lead their movements. There's not that much of a difference between Associate Akimoto and a Jeff bezos except for the way that they fundamentally went about not inciting the change that now has kind of swept the world in one case kind of the e commerce site of and the other case this digital currency cryptocurrency or blockchain bitcoin movement. Or whatever you WANNA call it. Today's conversation is about decentralized catalysts and centralize CEO's the first thing I thought of when you said SA- Toshi contrasted to Jeff bezos. US was the difference. Between a certain personality type blended with introversion versus extroversion an extroverted rated person who is very smart and capable and intelligent and can see the future almost but wants credit and wants to be the face of an organization and is is comfortable in that role. You end up with someone. Like Jeff bezos. WHO's out there? And he's totally comfortable with that even though he retracts heat sometimes but but she didn't want the credit souto she wants to be behind the scenes and gets everything they needed from just being the mastermind. Mind who's kind of silent and letting other people be the face and I think that's really interesting. If you study personality types. Maybe even like the Myers Briggs. Souto Souto she is like your classic. I N T J personality type. They're like the mastermind architect but they don't need the credit and they don't need to be the face. Jeff Bezos as US would be like an E. N. T. J. who's like the CEO and the leader and wants to be the public face. I think that's a really interesting point. But I think that there's another factor here. Maybe okay which is that. Was it a choice. For Satoshi to take the type of catalyst like behind the scenes never revealed role or was that a factor of the not just the disruptive potential but what was being disruptive of course it was a choice. I mean Saito. She clearly thought through the implications of what they were doing carefully but if they really wanted credit they would have justified some way to take the credit and to be public about it. I think you always have a choice. I think another pretty good way to differentiate so Toshi from Jeff bezos is one of them make several hundred million a year contracting with the CIA Eh and the other one was never heard from one someone spoke to the CIA. I don't know who's point that supports but I think the big different factors that there was a legal path for Jeff Bezos to do what he did and even if he was an introvert. It still a good choice for him to do it. If it winds up that he has all the resources and success. I don't think we see that in practice very often where you have a founder. Who Comes in catalyze is a thing and then leaves before it actually becomes successful and their contribution bution isn't largely replaced by what comes after? I don't think it's so cut and dried that. What Jeff Bezos was doing or wanted to do with there was a legal path for him him? I mean he was doing something that nobody had ever done before. What was that avoiding state sales tax? This is another good point. Jeff bezos has been really interested in Star Trek. He wants to create a star trek future and some of the things he's been doing are totally unprecedented. And so it's not as though you can really say. Oh they're definitely legal because there's never been a legal precedent to establish that they are legal. You could say oh well Ijaz doing things that are a gray area or questionable. But he's he's not asking for permission and that's an admirable quality so you're talking about different levels of challenge and so with Jeff Bezos thing and with examples like like Uber. And other things like that. You are talking about companies that are doing very disruptive things but the question is who are they disrupting and in both of those situations the person or the entity. That's it's being disrupted their state governments and so if you're like a national company and you have presence in many many states that actually gives you the ability to play a bit of a game there. The thing that Uber did is kind of the reverse of what happened with napster. Napster was a decentralized network for file sharing then hit a bunch of national and even global organizations that suited everywhere but it was ultimately fighting these national or global organizations whereas Uber. They weren't fighting any global or national organizations they were fighting lots and lots and lots of little regional monopolies and it's to a lesser extent. Sure about Amazon to every state where they weren't collecting sales tax. Well that was an individual a fight so it's not like they had a problem with the United States. They had a problem with each individual state. Look at what's happened with projects in the lead up to the invention of Bitcoin and all of those centralized charlize alternatives. They were competing with the federal government for fundamentally monopolized right in the right to issue currency and control sort of the dynamics of the money that we all use news. And that's a place where it seems like you couldn't have done this as a CEO because people tried that and they basically all wound up getting arrested or getting all their assets season in many cases giving customers assets assets seized two so as we can see. There are definitely reasons why people do decentralized and centralized organizations whether it's from personal reasons just because they don't want the credit in some cases or in some cases because having the credit is dangerous and on the other hand the advantages of taking on that leadership role. Well the thing about a flat structure is that it's a flat unstructured. So even if you're on top of it still major basically at the same level as everybody else but organizations you know. Companies these are hierarchies for the most part and so if you have that role at the top of that structure well. It's a lot higher than you'd be if you were at the top of a flat structure. All of this comes back to one of my favorite books. It's really short and highly recommended. Did starfish and the spider by Rod Beckstrom Ori Brachman. I read it actually before I became interested in Bitcoin and it was really kind of formation book for me. We've talked about on the show before but it's been like five five years so I figured it wasn't a bad topic to bring up again. The subtitle of the book is the unstoppable power of leaderless organizations. And if you're a fan of decentralized technologies but I've never read it I cannot recommended amended highly enough quoting from the book. A spider is a creature with eight legs coming out of its central body. It has this tiny head and usually eight is. If you chop off the spider's headed headed dies and that's exactly what happens with centralized organization a centralized organization has a clear leader. WHO's in charge? And there's a specific place where decisions are made if you get rid of the leader. You paralyzed realized the organization now. This contrasts with a decentralized organization. which is a fundamentally different animal? It's actually a starfish. At first glance at starfish looked similar to a spider appearance but the starfish is decentralized. starfish doesn't have ahead. The major organs are actually replicated through each and every arm and in reality. starfish is a neural network work. Basically a network of cells instead of having a head like a spider the starfish functions as decentralized network and you can even in nature see situations where a starfish fish has been wounded and for example in arm or even several arms have come off what tends to happen is that actually both pieces will then grow into a complete starfish and it's another another method that they can reproduce. You might say that that's inefficient from a biological perspective to duplicate or pent-up locate editor. How you even and say that word but to make five copies of all of your major orders and neural tissue? GAFFER's them this great advantage of being able to regenerate just from from a small piece it means that while starfish might not have perhaps some of the advantages that a spider does it also isn't vulnerable in the same way. That spider is to damage to you. Know very small parts of it because again it's just not centralized we're GonNa talk about this concept in a different way a little bit later. But what other comparisons do you like besides this kind of starfish in spider for decentralized and centralized organizations and kind of broader question that I wanna come to his how many companies do we actually think or how many any projects do we actually think like rough. ballpark percentage in crypto actually are starfish versus. How many might be using a network that is a starfish but in reality the are themselves

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Live From The HIBT Summit: Marcia Kilgore

How I Built This

08:01 min | 2 years ago

Live From The HIBT Summit: Marcia Kilgore

"So today we've got another one of my live onstage conversations from the how I built this summit that happened in San Francisco back back in October and many of the people sitting in the audience were an are super focused on a single idea. An idea. They're hoping to turn into a successful zestful business. Well today's guest Marcia Kilgore started out that way to one idea. One company called bliss a skincare brand. She wound ended up selling for tens of millions of dollars but as you may remember when she told her story on the podcast a few years ago Murcia did not stop there she. She went on to launch four more successful brands. Soap and glory fit flop super duper and beauty by so when she sat down with me on stage at the summit I was really curious to find out where she gets Oliver ideas not to mention her incredible energy and optimism. One of the things I remember when you on the podcast. You told me that that you love rubbing the sticks together right. I'm you love making things do you do. You know where that comes from That's a really good question. Where does rubbing the sticks come together from? Yeah I think it's probably EPA genetic. I'm from Polish and Irish Irish family. And they were farmers so I guess I'm somewhat of a farmer. I don't think you can completely lose. What is from your history and I just? I feel very comfortable working hard ride and struggling. And that's what makes me happy. It makes me feel really fulfilled everyday to be solving a problem to be digging in Earth. Whatever that Earth is trying to figure out how to grow? Oh something I mean. There are so many companies successful companies. You have founded sold some of them. You still run and I mean do you. Are you always thinking about the next thing. He knew guy what's really interesting and I think what's really important for all of us to do is to keep adding points of light right. Big Point of light is your show right every week. Do just listen again. Listen to them over and over again listen five times their points of light and then read as as much as you can and when you read and you add those points of light you create a picture for yourself. That is kind of like you know the lights on your Christmas tree. If you have a Christmas tree right there when you get a bunch of them up there you can suddenly see the shape of the tree right you see either a new idea or you can see the way through through a problem and you have a new path and it is by adding more points. Normally they say in sales if you haven't managed to sell something to somebody is because you haven't explained to them why they need that product that you're selling you haven't done. I'm s to connect those dots for them. So I think it's the same something when you're trying to solve a business challenge or to come up with a new idea that might pass that test. I have something that I call the Sowa test. which is you? Explain your your idea in one simple sentence ask yourself so what and if you can't answer so what in one simple sentence then you don't have it yet and you may need to add some more points of light. It's anyone who's heard your episode or who who's talk to you a bit knows that you're not motivated by money. I mean you sold all these companies. You've made a lot of money you don't need to work. You're motivated by experience. Said this show you one thing I remember is you said the idea of seeing a product that I had thought about that wasn't mine. Drives me cro would drive me crazy if you if you thought of something and then somebody somebody moved out but it happens does happen to all of us thought of something and idea and then you see like two years later at target. It's sad to think I didn't move on that one. It could have been mine mine. Is that idea. Just drive you so crazy that you have to. Oh really that the good ideas you know. I'll have like ten a day but the good ones are the ones that you know the nine of them kind of go away and one of sticks and you think really got to do that and then you kind of start to tell Franson and if you're a real entrepreneurial type you probably obviously the vision the most and you don't see the data and details until maybe later so you're up here and these people here can't see it and that's because you haven't may be connected elected all the dots for them yet. It doesn't mean that the idea is not good at the same time. If it's a terrible idea invite that criticism is the best thing that that you can get so you do talk about it with people. You don't keep it secret no I. Will you know it depends where we are in a patenting process. Sure if we want to have to keep something secret because we think there might competitor. That comes up really quickly. We haven't built enough of a first mover advantage then. I won't talk about it too much. Yeah and if you have an idea like that you know to get nondisclosure agreements anybody just starting out right. Get download one from the Internet and just give it to people that will stop them talking about your idea. At least if you can't afford a lawyer so one of the really cool things about your story. Is You move to New York. You were eighteen. You were hoping to go to college but you didn't have the money to do it and you were a bodybuilder. As as a young woman. You're a fitness instructor. And that's really how you started out. And then you got into skin care and you opened up your little two hundred square foot booth in Soho in in the ninety s and built this incredible business. You've now had success with cosmetics with shoes with soap. I mean you didn't go to business school. You didn't have the formal fancy degrees that some other people do which is awesome. I mean it's so inspiring hiring right. How have you know that these ideas were going to work? Actually what you need to understand is that there are has anyone done Myers Briggs Gill okay. It's good it's good to know how your brain thinks because your brain is one of sixteen types of brains so so the type of brain that I've got I'm an so it's the blueprint so I'm a typical kind of visionary thinker so I can see without necessarily explaining to you know. Some people can do math without doing all the work in between. Yeah that's me with with the idea and then I have to figure I do the work in between but I can usually tell after a while and that's just a gift I guess it's very whoever I mean. Have you ever ever had an idea that you tried and pursued for a while that you realize didn't wasn't going to work really. Wow really that's amazing. Not a big one and I mean you know at one point. Someone wanted us to do a men's line offshoot of soap and glory and that don't really work didn't buy cosmetics at the time it wasn't makeup but they wanted to spend ninety nine cents ends on a shower Gel and I couldn't make cheap. Didn't WanNa make it that. I could have no joy in that for me so we you know it was sort of a little offshoot luke that someone thought this would be a great expansion and it didn't really go but otherwise no I don't think so. I think I think about them for a long time. That something the house that I remember learning from a woman I think name is Christina. Brown used to run sacks and she said you know if you just sit for an hour every day. Don't look at your email and put the problem. You're trying to solve down in front of you and actually just think about that problem and map it out. Maybe put it on a wall and map out the pros and the cons and how you might be able to get here and what will happen if you do this the choice diagram. You probably solve the problem or see if there are too many insurmountable obstacles or see the things that you haven't thought about but we don't do that right because I mean there will be people in here who are real realist. But then also if you're somebody who's quite optimistic which is a requirement to be an entrepreneur. You have to be kind of optimistic to a fault. You won't want to look at the hurdles that may be the way. So actually sitting down and mapping things

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Cynthia Forstmann Shares How Archetypal Storylines Help Leaders

Extraordinary Women Radio with Kami Guildner

03:43 min | 3 years ago

Cynthia Forstmann Shares How Archetypal Storylines Help Leaders

"I had a very formative experience back when I lived in Washington D C of meeting someone who was working working with archetypal storylines I'll tell you more about that in a minute but you know once we latched onto archetypes as a framework more for working with clients around their brand in their marketing programs that was just such a powerful way of helping gene leaders bring their teams together articulate kind of their passion their and even a growth strategy adage so while we came through the door of helping a company building brand once they became familiar with their own archetypal story lines. They kept calling us back. They wanted more. They wanted to you know how do I. How do I train my leaders around these core stories. How do I build out a marketing program. How do they recruit people. Get it that get what is super special about who we are in our story and let's pause before you go any further because it's just just go into a little bit about what is an archetype back just to make sure that we're we're getting everybody on the same page here yeah. It's a great question twenty years ago when we were using the word archetype. I don't think very many people at all new the word. I think it's more common today today. It's more often today but we definitely have people look at us cross-eyed when we came in and said we're GONNA talk about archetypes but archetype comes out of Carl young young in psychology. Many people are familiar with young because of the Myers Briggs assessment tools which are also amount of unions psychology psychology and archetypes are served with we consider them the other half of the young Ian whole they are universal timeless homeless story lines and characters that it considered part of the collective unconscious the idea that we scared as human beings and understanding of these timeless storyline so some of the archetypes you know our stories like hero and Creator and magician and Muehler and no matter his theory was no matter where you were in the world from a time standpoint or a geography standpoint it has human beings we understand kind of the motivations the passions the strengths and the shortcomings of those story lines and so you were bringing Neeson these end to work with these corporate partners and helping them look at their brand helping them work through leadership opportunities and changes changes in strategy and bringing this wonderful ancient stories basically storylines to the table to help facilitate those conversations since that's exactly right and I would say that the power behind the reason it was so powerful is because stories stories are really for human beings. It's how we make sense of the world right. It's how we communicate. It's how we remember things. It's how we carve out. What's what's meaningful in our lives is through stories in so to be able to bring that in you know in an make help organizations uncover. What are those deeper storylines running through our organization in? How do we capitalize on those things to really be authentic in in a brain and in in talking about what what we're all about an an how we get things done

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