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Part One: Napoleon Hill: The Grifter Who Invented 'The Secret' & Donald Trump

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Part One: Napoleon Hill: The Grifter Who Invented 'The Secret' & Donald Trump

"I'm mark murphy. I'm a chef restaurant. Tour and host of a new podcast from iheartradio called food three sixty join me as we take a three hundred sixty degree look at history science culture and more all through the lens of food. The most important thing for me is not my writing ego. It's getting people to cook delicious food be he sure to subscribe to food three sixty on the iheartradio app apple podcast or wherever you listen to your favorite shows murder in my chickens i'm richard evans hosted behind the bastards the shore we tell you everything i don't know about the worst people all of history and <hes> i was just talking about <hes> zancou chicken in los angeles which is a dark past with our guest today. The comedian and director de los angeles-based sarah june grasso. Thank you for having me. Thank you for not <hes> attacking me over that pretty bad introduction my best ones. Have you lived here yeah. You know you're not the worse. Is that good. That's that's my goal is sort of a podcast so i feel like i can be very gray with my compliments. Hey that wasn't terrible the worst well. I mean as a person that's always my goal when i like leave his social interaction that everyone agree well. That's not the worst person ever ooh yeah so. Hey man shoot for the moon. Even if you miss yeah pro hopefully people won't hate you talk about how much they hate you right after you leave. That's definitely lean on happening because no one does that to neil armstrong who did shoot for the moon. I don't know that guy did a lot of bad stuff. I think neil armstrong no. I'm thinking the buzzer okay. Let's just leave that at that. I'll just about neil armstrong. <hes> time's up neil armstrong no further comment yeah yeah we will we will slander under an astronaut and then just move right on without explaining. I like this idea yeah beautiful perfect. That's right. You're on blast a friend. Talk to me like a year ago. I was i was like oh. I'm gonna put you on a show with this guy and he's like oh. That guy and i was like yeah what's up with. All that guy sucks. I was like oh my god. What are you talking about. Who did who did. He hurt and he was like no. I just mean like he's like really awkward and not funny. I was like you can't in this environment. You can't just oh that sucks and expects me to not assume that means. He raped one of your friends yeah. I had this not the same when somebody's just annoying to go. That guy's really annoying. Don't be like oh that sucks because i think it's something much worse. Yeah i had a a years long running joke about hating wil wheaton and would make cryptic comments about how terrible he is an awful things he's done and it was just like a joke because he just seemed like the most harmless possible like person to make fun of yeah and then we'll weeden. Did he attack somebody like oh. No no this is not. I didn't want to do that anymore. But then he wound up kind of defending a guy who did do a bunch of fucked up shit so yeah yeah <hes> i'm a hero is he began heroes know we are talking about a fella named napoleon the polian hill. Have you ever heard of napoleon hill now. Have you ever heard of a book called think and grow rich. Oh yes yeah there we go. Everybody's seen everyone listening to this. If you don't have a copy of the book you have a friend or family member. Who has this summer on their bookshelves. It's like percents. Throw the secret yeah gary. Mary rota the secret. This is my problem with marion. Williamson is like she's funny and all and she talks about governing with love and all but then like i read her book and it's kind of thinking grow rich yeah and that's part of why i wanna talk about thinking grow rich today because napoleon hill sort of founded founded the <hes> the he wasn't like the first self help author right. He wasn't like the first business advice author but he was the first guy to kind of in a modern sense do this sort of quasi <hes> almost spiritual approach to like business in personal life advice where like you're mixing being in success advice on how to run a company with like weird metaphysical theories league was the guy who invented that he was the one who brought you know the the idea of the law of attraction to <hes> to wall street yeah yeah and yeah that that's the guy that we're talking about today but before we get into him in his life i wanna talk a little bit about the new thought movement <hes> now whether or not you've heard of it. The new thought movement has had a big impact on your world. The central idea of the movement was that your thoughts and your affirmations can materially alter the nature of reality mantis. It's magic. It's magic but it's magic for people who like who won't work because they're christian or whatever or they just like weird yeah or there atheists and they wanna like come up with a scientific justification for like new thought contains multitudes. There's christian chunks of it. There's atheist chunks the secret youth christian. The christian chunks are trying so hard to not be considered witchcraft. It's pretty funny yeah i i one of my favorite things is like people who are like hardcore fundamentalist christian and hate witchcraft but also talk the same way that my friends who are into alastair croly do about about certain things like alex jones was just talking about on infowars how <hes> donald trump's fourth of july speech was a a ritual ritual magic but he he said he liked he had to emphasize its christian ritual magic but like he's still talking about like it's just so badly but this is less baddie than that <hes> <hes> which is the point of it is that it's supposed to be there supposed to be arguing that like this isn't magic. This is just like a part of how the physical world were right. It's magic suffer satay the magic for sad nerds so the secret would be one example of a modern day descendant of thought moving that sort of on the more secular learn not necessarily atheist certainly secular oprah side effects the search for anybody yes now prosperity gospel christianity would be another descendant of the new thought wow one of my favorite things in the world. Oh yeah like it's absolutely important if you haven't lived in the deep south or watched that was john oliver special prosperity gospel christians are the folks who essentially will like get on their t._v. stations and beg little old ladies to take on credit card debt in order to make thousands of dollars in donations to their church then they'll use those donations to buy like fancy private jets mansions and stuff and the claim that they make to these people. They're fleecing out of money is that god needs them to show their faith by making a seed donation that will magically 'cause god bless them with even more money <hes> <hes> so the prosperity gospel is another descendant of the new thought movement and it's more widespread than you'd guess by some counts seventy percent of your selling selling. God's love your like you got to invest in golf yeah right now. This is going to climb trust me baby. This is going to sky rocket. You're going to be rolling in money and it's clean because it's all from god because it's all from god baby yet the the term they use a lot is proved. God with your donation which is like seems. It should be blasphemous. Well you know i'm not a christian but that seems blasphemous to there's a lot of stuff in the bible about money and <hes> most of the stuff that that jesus said is is kind of contrary to a lot of the other stuff which is a lot of rules about out debt and borrowing and you know what's allowed and not allowed and what you have to do to your dad's interest is is an abomination asia yeah yeah i remember him beating the shit out of bankers. There's a lotta that i remember. I if i'm not mistaken. That's the only time jesus this beat somebody with a whip whose real pissed yeah anyway so the prosperity gospel christianity is wacky whacky and very ripe for parody but it's also really popular destructive yeah yeah very destructive and very popular about seventeen eighteen percent of all american christians adhere prosperity theology in some form or another roughly one million americans attend prosperity gospel preaching churches every single sunday a day so this is a sizable movement <hes>. There's a lot more to say about this stuff and our current president ties into it before we get to napoleon hill and his role in all of this. I and i wanna keep keep on this track for a little bit so the new thought movement sprang up in the late eighteen hundreds and the name new thought embodied the belief that of course thoughts can create reality without the need for prayer worship. The founder of the movement was a portland maine clockmaker named phineas parkhurst quimby which is a great name for a guy who founds a a weird colts. Diane makes clocks. Let's not let's not forget. He lived in maine and makes clocks. I already don't trust him. I feel like they hand you. A clock making aching kit as soon as you come out of the womb named mike well. Here's your fucking clock yeah. He focused like his teachings focused on like curing illnesses with positive thinking and finish theorized that disease could be banished by the redirection of thoughts. One of his students was woman named mary baker eddy who went on to found the christian science religious tradition christian scientists exactly these are the folks who like will let their kids die because they treat lymphoma or whatever with prayers they don't believe in using medicine being against god's will yeah yeah yeah yeah exactly now i. I've got a lot of in. I felt a lot of information on the new thought movement in a very solid right up by a website called the conversation <hes> who doesn't yeah i i love conversations to well yeah <hes> <hes> their article notes that by the eighteen nineties new thought had morphed away from healing disease in onto helping people achieve success through positive thinking so the starts is a guy being like we're we're going to redirect people's thoughts to make them healthier <hes> and then over the course of a couple of decades it turns into like positive thoughts make money well. What could be healthy rich yeah it. It is statistically the healthiest thing for you is being richest shit <hes> so that article quotes historian barrel satyrs. There's explanation for the reasoning of the new of new thought believers quote since human thought had creative power negative thoughts materialized in in negative situations will spiritual thoughts could form a positive that if reality <hes> so you can see how that could be a harmless thing for just like. I don't know you're you're. You're the lady who live like one your friend's moms growing up who was always into like weird books <hes> about self help like you could see how it could be harmless but you could also see how those beliefs could lead to you kind of toxic attitudes towards the poor yep yeah because if you just have to think yourself into a better situation than your kind of blaming people who were poor in sick on their sickness and their poverty yeah it's just 'cause he didn't <hes> vibe high enough and did removes all of a societal organization as a factor for why someone might be poor you know or just you know i it removes the idea that <hes> <hes> that social class is not entirely choice which i thought was the whole point of class was that you didn't really get a choice you know and they wanted to jump it. It was going to be like almost impossible but they're like no no no poor people. They're just not thinking enough about money. They don't want it really yeah. They don't want it really really and that's why they're poor and it's no coincidence that the new thought movement this shift in the new thought movement towards this sort of more toxic attitude happened in the gilded age <hes> which which is the previous period in american history. That's most like our current period of american history a quote again from that conversation article quote a book doc that illustration the new thought movement shift towards individual prosperity is ralph waldo trains in tune with the infinite a popular writer in lecture trine taught that one's ability to channel positive thoughts would lead to success published in eighteen ninety seventh book sold millions of copies and gained train a wide following including from the automobile industrialist henry ford so train was one of the first i people to really push the idea that happiness was the product of positive thinking brain chemistry or your physical circumstances. He wrote his book quote. If one holds themselves in the thought of poverty ready they will be poor and the chances are that they will remain in poverty if one holds themselves would have a prison conditions may be continually in the thought of prosperity they set into operation ration- forces that will sooner or later bring them into prosperous conditions <hes> yeah i'm thinking really hard about everyone van mowing me six dollars getting thinking about how bad manifesting so hard you're gotta. Check check. Check it at the end of the episode out. Hey sorry june then mommy six dollars. If you believe in the secret secret your seed donations to surge in will be <hes> will be given back in kind by the gods of the donations that you give to me will manifest in my purchase of weed and that is how your your investment will blossom here in fact me getting by is in a way a proof of god it through your donation so prove god by donating money to sarah june yeah so yeah <hes>. I think it's time now to <hes> to get into our main subject today. I just thought some of that background would be would be useful useful very helpful so oliver. Napoleon hill was born in eighteen eighty three <hes> the son of an unlicensed dentist slash moon shiner and a woman named sarah who i'm sure was it's quite nice. Wound shiner would a cool dad yeah. That's a fucking great dad. You're pulling out teeth drunk as fuck just like ebbing white light you know he had bottles of like pure ethanol that he kept teeth in just a crazy lab in the shed just preserving all kinds of guns. No wonder if senator thinks i'm a big fan of like likes efficient synergy you know <hes> totally researching this podcast gasping listening to an audio book on a run or whatever and i love the efficient synergy of both ripping teeth out of people's heads and making the moonshine you need to sterilize them cut the workers a painkiller i mean it sounds like he would get you super fuck up and then he would pull your teeth which you know what a great guy yet. No they have to pour you home from fucking. The doctor hill the richer dentist no no. They did okay right. They were they. Were you know i don't know if you'd call middle class but they weren't in impoverished the grew up in rural virginia at wise county ah a child <hes> all white family wise but it was a pretty white county. I think you don't say <hes> <hes> yeah. I mean i'm just gonna guess but i am talking to my ass there. <hes> as a child his family called him nap years later napoleon would write that his family represented three generations of ignorance illiteracy and poverty but the new york times notes that this was probably not the case quote in fact heels grandfather was the printer his father became a self taught dentist treated his neighbors until the state licensing authorities got wind of his activities school a self taught dentist and he got shut shut down for doing it but then he went to dental school at age forty nine crack this legally wow i'm going straight yeah dentist did he still illegally glee make own shine even after becoming you don't stop make shine. That's just the highlights and calling yeah speaking of divine intervention in world yeah i would consider the concept of moonshine to be proof of divine intervention now napoleon's liens mom died when he was nine years old and his father remarried the next year to a woman named martha who was the widow of a school principal and seem determined to push her new son towards a life of the mind c show. You had a reputation for wildness. What's that no go ahead. <hes> napoleon had a reputation for wildness. He loved hiking around the woods in the middle of nowhere virginia with a handgun firing it. Whatever he saw now he was twelve at the time when he was doing this <hes> so like that's twelve-year-old polian jew wandering around the woods with a handgun shooting stuff. It sounds like <hes> so yeah that sounds like it sounds like virginia <hes> so ms martha comes into the picture as has his step mom and she sees this kid like living half feral in the trees with gun and decides maybe he could use some parenting so she buys him a typewriter and she tells him if you become as good with typewriter as you are with that gun you may become rich and famous and known throughout the world. You can get pretty rich by shutting people with a gun. You can actually can get very rich by shooting people with a gun <hes> now. It's possible that that conversation never happened. Napoleon hill like that's based on his recollections and an unpublished published autobiography and napoleon hill was an an inveterate con man and a lot of what we're going to talk about is based on his recollection was clearly bullshit walsh it his whole life and all we know mrs wise yeah. We we know a few other things so my primary sources for this article are a new york times times article published in nineteen ninety-five which is good but fairly short <hes> and gizmodo article by matt novak called all american huckster in article would be kind of an unfair way to describe what mr novak wrote. He essentially put together like a short nonfiction book. That's just published on a website. It's like tens of thousands of words long exhaustively researched searched and clearly took him. I think he spent at least like six straight months. Put this thing together <hes> so he like he likes traveled around and like found went through archives is to find original like <hes> articles about napoleon hill written while he was live and it's very very good article so i wanna i wanna highlight. Mr novak's work upfront because he did some great work and i don't think i haven't really found any other journalists whose dug into napoleon hill to this kind of extent so he's he's pretty critical <hes> so from what we can put together based on a variety of sources young oliver's first job was writing up news <hes> articles for a small newspaper. Some of his articles would be picked up by local local newspapers in virginia and this became a source of spare cash for the enterprising young teenager. His biographers write quote napoleon would soon become a prolific source of stories stories. His writing was unpublished if not crude but he compensated with unbounded verve and vivid imagination indeed he later recalled news was scarce in there weren't stories to tell he simply made them up so that's his first job. Great great career will be a pattern yeah now. <hes> hill claims to have i gotten married when when he was fifteen years old in a convoluted story for which there are no records and no evidence outside of hill's autobiography he claims a young woman fell in love with him and she was pregnant from somebody else but she lied and said that the child was his <hes> and when napoleon married her thinking the child was his but then had the marriage annulled when he learn the truth now. There's no records of this marriage anywhere. We don't know what actually happened based on the rest of his life. My guess is that he he just abandoned this woman in her child. Who was his child to right <hes> but he claims he got he got. He got hoodwinked by yeah. So <hes> oliver napoleon hill graduated high school at age seventeen and went to business school until nineteen o one when he was eighteen he started to work with a coal magnate named rufus airs in his article for gizmodo matt novak writes quote ayers was said to be impressed with hill who according to the official biography compensated for his youth and 5-foot-6 stature stature by adopting the appearance of a series young executive ramrod straight posture impeccable double-breasted suits inaccurately pressed white shirts conservative bow ties in white handkerchiefs ships neatly posed on the breast pocket. I hate this guy so young yeah you. You're not a fan. What is it. Is it the handkerchief handkerchief. It's the immaculately press way shirts. It's also the uh-huh. I bet he well yeah. This is the kind of young republican kind of guy you know yeah he. He looks like he looks like the kind of guy i'm sure he's the kind of guy who'd wear a full suit in d._c. In the middle of the summer yeah yeah but also as a seventeen year old this is the guy who who wears a suit like when he doesn't have to kind of thinks everybody else is worse for not wearing looking kind of actually gets a joke. He's like hi. It's thing where suits but he actually thinks everybody who doesn't all all the time is a loser. Yeah you get that feeling from napoleon or it may have been in may just have been like calculation of because he's a con man where he it was like well. Everyone trust the guy in a suit. I need extra trust because i'm conning people should always a suit. I'm still thinking about that last quote quote where he's like. You know when there's not any news i make it up. Aren't i a good journalist like he doesn't know what being a journalist is well in a little bit of fairness to him a- at that point in time there wasn't bullshit yeah go through. There was a lot of crazy shit and paper but like you weren't supposed to tell people we make it up. You know you're supposed to tell no. We know a lot of stuff yeah. You're yeah he. He's he's from the beginning not somebody to whom the truth is a yeah not not a fully fleshed out concept truth sketchy outline. There's something there if you you say something. Maybe it's the truth. Maybe it's not it's a nice idea napoleon. Hell it's like oh that's so that makes me think of something else some bullshit so six months into his employment <hes> oliver napoleon hill <hes> was promoted to work as a clerk for a mine in richland's virginia now the first major tests of his professional acumen other than his ability to wear a suit <hes> came when the manager of a bank which was also owned by his employer the same guy who owned the mine <hes> this bank manager got wasted and accidentally shot a black bellhop to death <hes> now. We have a couple of different versions of the story. It's possible. He dropped his gun. It fired by accident. It's possible it was an act of outright murder. We just really don't know but the new york times reports would happen next quote with the boss away. He'll took charge charge arranging to have the death covered up as a result. His employer made him manager of the mine at the age of only nineteen yeah this all tracks with this thing yeah. There's all tracks with the suit thing now. According to napoleon hill's autobiography when he arrived at the bank after the shooting drunken manager had left the vault open and thousands of dollars were scattered around hill goes out of his way to note that he scrupulously recorded and reorganized all of the money without taking anything he wrote quote. I could have appropriated created fifteen to twenty thousand dollars or perhaps more without the slightest indication that i had taken the money. You absolutely took the money if if you if you make the point of noting could have stolen all this money but i didn't nobody <hes> the kind of nobody would bring that up. Yes exactly. I'm gonna guess he stole some money but he'll claims that in gratitude for his honesty rufus airs promoted him to manage the coal mines and that's the thing bankers honesty st yeah yeah one way or the other napoleon hill covers up a murder and winds up in charge of coal and makes out with you know maybe fifteen thousand dollars rush by zone estimate. Maybe fifteen grand so yeah. That's that's the story so far okay so far. We're like everything he just keeps moving upward you know and he's like aren't i great at this and everyone's like i don't know but sure and then he just he just keeps going up. Maybe i don't know much about pete buttigieg ano- like he was like a top of his class. You know went to an ivy. League like did really good grades. You know high achiever. Yeah i wouldn't say napoleon was a high achiever. He was more of a <hes>. I think he was more of a guy who kept sliding into the right place at the right time with the right lie in and that's that's where he is so far is he gets into this good situation in kind of wingels angles job by covering up a murder like who hasn't. I don't know why this economy too but yeah. That's where he is right now so <hes> we're going to break for ads ads. 'cause it's time for a product and maybe a service or two but when we come back we're going to talk about a whole bunch of fucking cons just a whole a lot of conning people at money doing so after the break i'm robert events hosted behind the bastards and did you know that only about ten percent of break ins are planned beforehand. The rest are spur of the moment crimes of opportunity now most break ins. That's happened between six a._m. And six p._m. The average loss in a burglary is over two thousand dollars. 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I love in its roger stone <hes> like i yeah i think that's a that's a good comparison sophie. <hes> i think this is what roger stone would have been if feed never gotten into politics because he is yeah well. We'll tell the rest of his story so that you can understand why i think that so on june seventeenth nineteen ninety-three napoleon hill married a woman named edith whitman their daughter edith whitman hill was born two years later in nineteen five the family moved to marbury alabama when their daughter was six months old but napoleon sent them back virginia five months after that then in nineteen zero seven he moved to mobile alabama to start a timber company with his family still waiting behind in virginia so he spends maybe a couple of months in total like actually living with his family and then he's off to start this new company now one probable reason that he spent so much time moving about outside side of his business is that napoleon hill had tremendous addiction to prostitutes. One of napoleon's friends later testified during divorce proceedings that his wife instituted about his behavior. You're on a nineteen o six business trip quote soon. After we reached bluefield west virginia we went to a house of ill fame between eight and nine o'clock that night and mr oliver in hill within a few minutes minutes after arriving there took one of the girls to room in the same house and stayed with her until about twelve o'clock that night both of the women who stayed at this house where of easy virtue and mr hill went there for the purpose of having sexual intercourse with these women. He admitted to me that night when we were going to the hotel that he had sexual intercourse with the girl that he took to the room. That's a pretty clear pretty pretty good well. No this is the one that this is the one that one of his friends told the judge about when his wife sued for divorce. Oh i see okay great great way to find that out yeah now. I think she probably guessed although he was again. Never around <hes> napoleon and edith were together for five ears but only actually again together for a fraction of that in court proceedings. Edith claimed that he was frequently violent when they were together at one point during a visit to virginia he left with their young daughter and delivered it hurt his stepmother and then threatened his wife that he would never give their daughter back to her in january of nineteen thousand eight <hes>. He wrote his wife this letter quote. I'm leaving the country where you'll never bother me you. You can only communicate with me through my father not unless he thinks best wow very excited to see this guy become extremely rich well. I have some good good news there <hes> but but we'll get to that i don't wanna i don't wanna. I don't wanna bury the lead. He does briefly <hes>. It does seem interesting to me that this is basically the same thing l. ron hubbard did into his second wife really kidnapping their baby and moving away except for in hubbard's case he took the baby to cuba and drank heavily well writing a book <hes> whereas says napoleon at least left his infant daughter with family so we can say conclusively that napoleon hill was a better father than l ron hubbard. There are worse things you can do with the baby then give them to their stepmother yet worse things you can do with a baby that you steal yep that you still yeah look if he's not abandoning babies. He's stealing them yeah. That's that's this guy. He's <hes> he mostly abandons mostly polian. He only stole the one baby and it was his baby and it was his baby. I mean most babies are stolen by their parents but yeah so three months. After writing that letter edith managed to get back her baby and successfully filed for divorce she alleged that napoleon sometimes through their small child on the bed and choked her so actually he's not a better <hes> father around hubbard hubbard hubbard didn't beat his kids well he actually this is really a pointless thing. They're terrible parents. Yeah maybe we shouldn't. I know run-up dwell too much on. I don't know why i try to evaluate them. Yeah you know go here but it turns out they're all. I should look for the good guy in l. Ron hubbard rain but this podcast isn't called behind the guys. No no so edith also alleged that at one point her husband threatened to blow her brains out on a crowded city street numerous people who worked with napoleon testified to his constant dalliances with prostitutes and habitual infidelity <hes> now so yeah the the marriage splits up <hes> and at this point in time napoleon's timber businesses and exactly doing well either because it turns out that rather than being a business snus it was just kind of a scam napoleon bought twenty thousand dollars worth of lumber using credit from companies around the country so he would like <unk> by the lumber and like sign a contract saying he would pay them back later with interest and then he would just take the lumber and sell it like individually to people for cash cash but he had no blood stream credit. Yes essentially yeah. He was just driving around fucking would yeah he would sell the wood for cash and just keep moving so that nobody could ever yeah that. That was the whole plan. Oh where'd you guys on the street off. The truck really advanced yeah. He's not a great conman but he's a constant one making telling everybody in fucking king stealing would yes the most traceable crime would thief and fake journalist at this point is his resume and and stole the baby a b wants so by late nineteen o eight many of his creditors had realized they were being fleeced. Matt novak sites article in the tober issue of the pensacola journal covering hills ios lumber fraud. The whereabouts of owen hill said to be the president and general manager of the acri. Hill lumber company is causing considerable anxiety among creditors of the concern and the state and several other lumber number sections. Hill has not been his office since september eighth warrants were issued for hills arrest at the same time. The post office started looking into claims of mail fraud. Which napoleon william hill had also been busy committing charged with check fraud as well <hes> hill spent the fall and winter in one thousand nine hundred on the run dodging law enforcement and creditors gradually angelique made his way to washington d._c. What i'm saying it'd be weighed down by a baby. When you're dodging creditors running up and down the country the wife is she's just like really holding him back. From being the slimy est bag he can be <hes> and and once he's free of his wife and free of his creditors and all of the people that he at least in his lumber business in his check fraud any moves to washington d._c. He drops the first named oliver and starts going by napoleon hill because he's a new man right his job. They'll make it harder to be found yeah so nineteen o nine when he winds up in dc is a time in which cars were still new in very exciting getting to just about everybody. There's a lot of money to be made in the nascent automobile industry and more importantly for mr hill. There was a lot of money to be made in lying to people about the nascent automobile industry in order to understand this. You have to think of cars not as ubiquitous tools. They are today but more like the internet and social media were a decade ago. Scams are always going to be rampant with any new technology doing that sweet spot after it becomes clear how valuable it is but before anyone really understands it so like cars are in that place in nineteen o nine when napoleon hill winds up in d._c. So he joins immediately. An automotive enthusiast group called the automobile club of washington and it inspires him to create his own the organization the automobile college of washington in early nineteen o nine already already fake already not a call just a coup out of college. It's it's a club. What is he going to. I i don't know what is automobile fraud call. Is it a college. Does he trained. Does he learn. It's it's it's a college kind of in the same way trump university sakala okay so they're a little more legit okay. It's a little more legit than trump university so the the idea is that the auto college is a training program that would clip that would teach you how to build cars with six weeks of camp for cars yeah exactly exactly like he's promising graduates. They'll be able to earn between seventy seventy five dollars in two hundred dollars per week which is like really good money and all they have to do is pay to learn how to build cars now the reality of the situation these people were building cars so there is actual learning how to build cars going on here but what napoleon has done is basically set up a car factory. We were in people pay to work there. That's that's that's the business. That's the scam yeah best one yet yes. This is a good ankle. <hes> yeah like there's an actual product. People are presumably learning something <hes> but you're making a bunch of money in not like presumably folks aren't realizing are we just paying to work in a factory. I kinda wanna do like like a coal mining college. I'll teach mike co you. Just gotta mined coal look no. You're not doing it right doing for another few years. You need another few years of coal school. It's like if the washington post rebranded as a journalism school started charging people to write up ed's wow i ah well yeah now so he'll work out a deal with the carter motor corporation in nineteen ten and nineteen nineteen eleven and basically they <hes> that's who he was making cars. Force students were producing vehicles that were then sold by the carter motive company <hes> and you it was a great deal for carter. 'cause they get free labor in napoleon gets free money <hes> in the students. You know you might even think that semi-legitimate because at least the students are gonna learn how to assemble cars and they could presumably get a job elsewhere they didn't they didn't pay for that is an actual job. <hes> uh-huh so presumably this is i would say this is the high point of napoleon hill life as a person who did things that were almost legitimate he's doing. We'll ask awesome capitalist scam here you know it involves slavery it involves new technology and it involves a lot of lying so this is you know he's really he's got the three together beautiful skin but like all great scams that involves slavery it invoked like it's slavery where the the people people who are kind of slaves don't think of themselves that way because they're paying for the right right like slavery servitude so i dunno slavery savory might slavery is a bit far. He's just tricking people into into being employees right and telling them but yeah it's it's. I don't know what you call. People who in this situation it's like running film school and like secretly having the make the new disney film school and secretly had people make new marvel movies and it didn't pay them like yeah so well. He's running. This kind of half scam car college napoleon meets another woman named elizabeth horner now his main attraction to elizabeth seemed to be that her family was rich. <hes> the got hitched and shortly thereafter napoleon's bogus car college collapses <hes> now. Did everyone just kinda. I don't know hard to say well. It seems like what happened is that the carter car company who he was making vehicles for <hes> fell apart probably probably because their vehicles were being assembled by people who didn't know how to make cars the one fatal flaw in the perfect scam. Napoleon didn't know to make cars so this is. This is the issue we're like. I don't think i don't think very functional cars. Were not being produced by the school so <hes> it was also alleged that napoleon had stolen a car from some of his business partners and <hes> he was arrested in his college was put into receivership now doc none of this stopped napoleon from continuing to operate his automotive college instead. He just changed the focus of the school from teaching people how to build cars to teaching people how to sell cars so be up. He got to be able to pivot if the scam logical is lynetta pivot now as time went on the focus of a school's drifted further and further away from teaching any kind of marketable skill and towards the sort of multilevel marketing schemes were very familiar with in the twenty first century that gizmodo article. I've been citing highlights. It's an early expose of hills scam article in motor world magazine titled pointing the easy route to get rich quick land. I went ahead and i found an archived copy of that report report and i'd like to read it now and my best old timey voice because i i really enjoy astonishing an enticing means employed by the greatest automobile college in the world to catch the would-be would be chauffeur's coin masters of gas engines evolved in twelve weeks before graduation and after there's money money everywhere if not a sin to spend that's that's pretty game yeah yeah yeah so the author of this article wrote about <hes> napoleon's revamped fake college that quote the whole business is so cunningly planned to appeal not only to the cupidite the of the indolent narrative well who in his ignorance thinks he sees the gates of prosperity standing ajar but also to the informed but really ambitious youth who has an honest desire to make something of himself and who is willing to devote his scanty savings and frequent spare hours to the task those those those narrative wells always screwing it up for the the the ambitious new bidders do wells now that that statement could apply equally well to like amway or young living essential oils or any modern day m._l._m. like this before people use the term multilevel marketing. They weren't even calling these pyramid schemes at this point wait so napoleon hill is really fucking groundbreaking at this stuff and like the actual business practice that he evolved for his auto college is like it's really groundbreaking <hes> basically i'm just gonna read from the article breaking down the very day you enroll the flow of language ripples goes on you may not racist permission begin to send in the names of the young men whom you think might be interested in our course it is estimated that half of such men will enroll and as the school pays three dollarss ahead for every student brought in according to this plan it is suggested that you should pay for your course several times over in this manner see he stops. He's not stephen selling like like he says like okay now. This is a school reach. People sell cars but the real businesses getting your friends to sign up for the college and then you get a cut of what they like. It's it's camila robert. Everybody's making money. So why are you mad well. I mean the only downside is that after like at a certain. I'm like six weeks or so into this process. There's no people less than six weeks. <hes> you know what i don't like to. I don't think that far ahead. I like to live in the now. That's actually why am so wealthy and successful because i'm not gonna you know these are negative thoughts and i'm thinking prosperity prosperity. You're thinking and growing rich. I am i am you should try thinking and growing november. Eleventh nineteen twelve napoleon in florence had their second baby boy in the second of their three children. This son was born deaf now. According to napoleon's biography a lifetime of riches quote the baby boy was not only born deaf. He was completely without years. In the years to come despite the intense fighting with both family and schoolteachers napoleon would never allowed the boy to learn sign language. Oh my god it gets what he was determined to singlehandedly teaches deaf son to speak and even to here as the boy was growing up hill would talk to him for hours hours with his lips pressed against blair's cranial bone at the base of the neck just behind where his ears would normally have been so creepy shouting into his kids. Go go go. Well not even shouting. Just tompkins live like that. Yeah wow yeah now. Napoleon's is by agassi claims that this eventually worked out because napoleon son had a weird bone deformity in like yeah. I'm i'm gonna read from the biographies you note clearly lies like obviously lies but this is how his biographers with the napoleon hill foundation explain why it was good that he refused to teaches teaches deficit sign language years later the boy did begin to hear for it was discovered that the bone itself was conducting sound his brain and eventually he wore a specially designed hearing aid that dramatically improved as hearing and speaking abilities but it was napoleon who inspired blair's desire to overcome his handicap. His father never allowed his son to give up. He didn't even allow blair to consider himself himself. Handicapped son that deafness was simply an adversity that could be triumphed over think and become not deaf if yeah thank in grow ears. I think what the fun why that's another way to quote overcome. The handicap of being deaf f. is to have sign language and speaks island. That's actually how you overcome that disability. It's can you imagine oh my god. I feel i feel for that. Kid just having to sit with your dad talking to your skull for hours and he's probably talking all sorts of bullshit about how like being deaf is your fault also because you didn't think hard enough about ears while you were growing or something your attitudes not positive enough yeah. You're not. You're not incredible. Nikko clearly ended completely sensor and mute him his entire life to give him no way to express himself wild constantly telling him you're not deaf. I'll say this it's it's not as bad as it sounds sarah because napoleon abandoned his children for the vast vast majority of their lives so he's not around all that much right now. It's a nicer thing to do. Yeah i would say it's better. It should be abandoned by napoleon hill parented by now. You know what it's not good to be abandoned by sarah <hes> oh well anything products and services that support the show they would never abandon abandon. You never never never never abandon. You folks folks. 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We guarantee ship station will make getting orders to your customers a lot easier that ship station dot com promo code podcast ship station make makes you happen. We're back so as i noted napoleon's college collapsed eventually usually like all scams do and he moved his family with his wife's family to leach more money off of them. His wife's family helped him get a job at university by having a family friend. Who was a judge. Write him a letter recommendation. The job was in sales and advertising but since napoleon now had a piece of paper in which a judge had written like that he was a good guy. Napoleon started using this to claim to be an attorney at law even his own biographers admit this even his own biographers admit this highly exaggerated claim looked impressive recipe paper but there is no record of his having performed legal services for anyone hey man. I'm a self taught attorney okay. Oh you want to license well. How about this. I got a note from a judge says i'm cool. It doesn't even say i'm a lawyer but would it would anyone who's not a judge noah lawyer who's not a lawyer. Noah judge levi reading just amazing. It's like a beautiful liga. Gilded looks like a diploma but then in gothic found instead of saying his name says this guy's chill and then there's a judge the significance of this guys chill judge dot george if anyone listening to this is a judge <hes> hit me up on twitter at i right okay and i'll give you my mailing address and you can send me a piece of paper that says i'm chill because i would love to practice law just as napoleon hill didn't <hes> yeah that sounds like a hoot tape it to my shirt. Hey guys i'm representing myself in court yeah so napoleon hill worked at <hes> at that university for a couple of months before quitting in nineteen fifteen in getting involved with a candy company which he and his partners renamed the betsy ross candy shop hill was quickly pushed pushed out of the job by his partners likely because they realized he was a gigantic con man who was stealing from them. We can do stealing money. I bought this company together together and he was probably just stealing from the company because he's napoleon hill yeah. We don't know exactly what went down thinking about throwing rich look. He's not he's manifesting wealth. He manifested wealth from the cash register. We we don't know exactly what happened there but a hill claims that his business partners had him quote arrested on false charges <hes> he never specified what those charges were but he claims she was forced to hand over his stakes in the company. So napoleon hill would spend most of the nineteen teens leaping from one failure to another in september nineteen fifteen created another fake fake school. The george washington institute which he claimed was dedicated to teaching the principles of success part of this class was apparently having his students write hundreds of letters to newspapers supporting reporting the polian hills race for a seat in the u._s. congress now. He never ran for congress but it seems like we don't know why he did this. This seems like he was just trying another scam but it didn't get off the ground just had so many scams going yeah what what a what a move. It's like yeah you know. Maybe maybe it's so when when he if he was like if i run later can be like look at all this grassroots support. I have yeah. I think a guy like napoleon like a._b._s. Always be scam yeah well. You got your main scam. You're working on trade to seed little others because not all scams. Not all scans will last so you gotta plant a lot of donald scams lest you gotta diversify because i was like wow he's already. He's already running a school scam right. He's already getting money out of that now. He's going to like let that feed into a larger more legitimate scam of being wow. This is really good but i guess he couldn't. He couldn't hack it like the george washington. Institute is his day job job and having people write letters to newspapers telling him to run for congress equivalent of a 4._0._1._k. He's putting some scam away for later. Yeah exactly exactly this kid yeah now. He wouldn't leave any any of this fucking kidding talking about they can think and grow grow rich themselves <hes> next. I'm going to quote again from gizmodo matt novak quote. Some students of the george washington institute would accuse hills unaccredited school of fraud in into head of very short life according to his biographers. He'll return the favor of one students criticism by alerting the f._b._i. If the german american kids suspicious activities the student was supposedly we arrested for the duration of world war one. Oh my fucking god such a piece of shit how damn she does not play at all aw no he does not like hey. This is a scam. He's like i'm sending you to jail until the f._b._i. Were fucking lie. Wow eh cool guy uses his children immigrants. All all people trying to learn a trade definitely. I i have not run across any racism in this story so like as far as i know napoleon hill would have scammed a black man as well as was a white man. <hes> napoleon didn't see color. Just green baby just green baby. That's the only color <hes> although it's also possible he just just only fleeced white people because he completely ignored that anyone else existed. It's pretty. I really don't know anything about his attitude on race relations. I'm an assumed that i think we can safely safely surmise now. The george washington institute quickly collapsed <hes> and by nineteen seventeen napoleon hill was trying to sue the illinois general railroad because he said the lighting on their cars bad for his eyesight and had caused him to need glasses so he's gets a little bit desperate diversity but not in a great way yeah le- he's this has been like a sad arc you get from like legitimately kind of cunning automotive policy suing the railroad for fucking up your eyes ambulance chasers next you know yeah but nine hundred eighteen the better business bureau attacked them after revealing that his success school was released to barely camouflaged stock selling scheme the magazine postage reported that quote while it appeared on the face of the operation that he sought students for the education of course he offered there was evidence is that his chief object was to sell stock in the enterprise napoleon apparently convinced people to buy stocks and his college by claiming the capital value of over one hundred thousand dollars in reality galaxy. The entirety of the enterprise was with around twelve hundred dollars. Best meal was once again yeah yeah he was arrested again. <hes> and this arrest seems to have convinced his long suffering wife to finally cut ties with them. <hes> all these failures in a row certainly headed delirious effect on hills morale as you might imagine the new york times noted quote. He'll regarded such setbacks as test of faith that he was not immune to despair after another one of his business failures he confessed. I had spent the better portion of my life. Chasing a rainbow i had begun to place myself myself in the category of charlatans who offers a remedy for failure which they themselves cannot successfully apply self awareness for such a piece of shit is a a shocking amount of so insane that on this point in his life. He's like people think charlotte. You guys better start another success honest with me. Does everyone think i'm charlotte. Yes yes. He says that like as he's <hes> setting up like a shell game or like downtown rolling loaded. Do you want to buy some lumber by the way for us now. By nine hundred nineteen napoleon hill had gotten tired of jumping from scam to scam sometimes a step ahead of the steps behind it. He decided that from now on his is life was going to be different and his first step to winning. That different step was to weaponize the golden rule. Yes the golden rule do unto others as you would have them do onto you on its surface. It seems like one of the least problematic things human being could believe or advocate but our friend of polian found a way to make it problematic. He founded golden rule magazine which he used to outline his new philosophy on life. This is napoleon hill philosophy on the golden rule quote. It seems ridiculous to refer to the golden. Rule is a weapon bend but that's just what it is a weapon that no resistance on earth can withstand the golden rule is a powerful weapon and business because there is so little competition in its application. What a psychopath path yeah yeah so matt. Novak explains hills understanding of the golden rule meant that people would become indebted to you for providing something to them it. It was a weapon rather than do unto others as you would have them do unto you. He believed that by providing something to someone or simply showing them kindness. They owed us something in return. So that's how the golden rule works for polio okay yeah all right yeah cool now golden rule magazine was was founded using money from a a couple <hes> with the last name of cox and they were a wealthy couple who owned the general oil company and they were looking to drum up more investors for their business snus and that was the purpose that they have was right so their plan was for hilda basically uses magazine. I hate this so much. Plan was for hill to use his magazine to convince people that general oil was a great thing to the whole edsa oil company starting a magazine. That's like remember what jesus said. Here's how you can use it to make yourself rich yeah in april of nineteen nineteen. He'll wrote an article in his magazine titled an interesting man and his wife the cox's who have made a million dollars for other people allow the article claimed that the cox's we're using a million dollars if their profits to fund scholarships for american veterans be good yeah yeah yeah this was untrue. Obviously there was no no million dollars set aside for veterans and hill in the caucuses would be sued by the f._t._c. in october of that year before an advertising using but being sued for fraud did not stop napoleon hill from produces magazine about the golden rule yeah in may of nineteen twenty two. He awarded a chiropractor by the name of b._j. Palmer would he called hills golden medal. <hes> hill claimed that the award was based on one hundred and fifty thousand votes cast by subscribers of his magazine who among them from places far away as japan italy australia and england. <hes> woodrow wilson came in second place. There were no subscriber golden hill magazine agassi just a couple. I mean maybe a couple of dozen. This was all a lie but this is what he was getting at. When he with his golden rule philosophy it was basically the way that he actually acted it on that is he would present awards to prominent citizens politicians and celebrities and then use that opportunity to get pictures with them and talk with them and try to get them to either invest in his scams or let him use their name and credibility so he could trick other people into scams. That's what that's how that's the golden rule as used by napoleon. Hill you know now we call it swag baby. You give him some free stuff about it now. It's just being an influenced yeah. Holy and hill was the original influencers in one thousand nine hundred ninety two napoleon hill use this tactic to start up a partnership with t o t he'd prominent chaplain and humanitarian hill and teach started a charity that on its face provided educations to prisoners in ohio to help rehabilitate. Don't tell me what reality yes please yeah yeah so napoleon would go from town to town raising money for this program telling the newspapers things like what we're trying to do. Here is mentally meet. These men who are shut off from the outside world. We're going to prove to them that they have something to look forward to then putting their hands the tools which they can carve out their future. Yes absolutely yes i. I the oppressor going to give you the oppress the tools. You need to get my oppression. That's why i'm going to do because i'm really good nice. I wouldn't call napoleon and oppressor just because he's been arrested a shitload of times and spent a lot of time in jail himself because he's a criminal all convoys but of course there was no actual charity he was essentially running the monorail scheme from the simpsons but with a charity aimed aimed at raising money to like provide education to <hes> to prisoners in shelby ohio in nineteen twenty-three napoleon collected more than a thousand dollars from kindhearted locals who were happy to raise raise funds steve convicts a chance at a better life a lot of the money came from a group of local school children who raise the cash because they were just so compassionate about the the convicts that lead you know painted a picture of al who is going to help them heal spent much of the nineteen twenties following the same basic pattern he'd go from town to town sweet talk decent folk into donating money to help these people bill and then he skipped town never to be seen again but the late nineteen twenties however the scam had run its course napoleon's wife <hes> he had a new wife now florence was <hes> <hes> starting to get pissed off with him <hes> he wound up in philadelphia broke in befriended a publisher named pelton and this is sort if win napoleon's life starts to change so billy twenties like he's been run out of most of like the midwest the south and is hiding out in philadelphia. He's got a new wife and she too has some family money but she's pissed at him and the friends of <unk> yet can't imagine why <hes> so he befriends a publisher again pelton <hes> and convinces this guy that he has a great idea for a new self help book called the law of success so napoleon started to weave a fantastic story for pelton claiming that back in nineteen. Oh eight sat down with andrew carnegie. One of the wealthiest and most successful men in america had been handed handed a sacred task to collect all of the success secrets of the greatest men in history and distill them into a sort of science of success. Yes it's like the davinci zhao but for success yeah exactly the successful andrew carnegie. She'll be under the loof. He's well. He's still alive at this point. Well thank so yeah as should be obvious to everybody. This meeting never took place <hes> <hes> there's zero evidence whatsoever that napoleon hill ever met andrew carney mean. There's no offense. Napoleon hill said it happened. He did say it happened and here's how his biography describes this <hes> historic meeting between andrew carnegie and napoleon hill the two the greatest minds in the history of success quote the richest heritage a young man can have is to be born into poverty carnegie told him he saw his own humble. Origins is not as deterrent to success but rather as the inspiration to overcome all obstacles and attain seemingly impossible goals. If one had a strong sense of self worth carnegie claimed no degree of impoverishment could hold one back individuals who achieve outstanding successor not born with some peculiar quality of genius not possessed by others confidence is a state of mind it is under the control of the individual not inborn trait and the starting point for developing that self confidence is the definite of purpose. This was carnegie's cardinal rule in philosophy of personal achievement. The man who knows exactly what he wants wants has a definite plan for getting it in is actually engaged in carrying out that plan has no difficulty in believing his own ability to succeed. Only the man who procrastinate soon loses confidence in winds up doing nothing but what happens he'll ask when a man knows what he wants has a plan put it in puts it into action in meets with failure. Doesn't that destroy his confidence carnegie smiled. I i hope you would ask that because it is important understand about to tell you i believe that every failure carries with it and the circumstances of the failure itself the seed of an equivalent advantage. If you examine the lives heads of truly great leaders you will discover their success in exact proportion to their mastery of failures. Life has a way of developing strengthen wisdom and individuals temporary defeat so you you can see why people would find this compelling. Yeah it kind of leaves out all of the exploitation of other people that went along with injure carnegie's financial success. Yes yes completely. Yes and it also again. It puts the onus of failure on the people who are not materially if you're not rich then it's because you're not good it is. You're not brave enough or good yeah. You're just not and there's a thing it's not your fault. You're just not good or brave or smart so <hes> <hes> yeah if if fewer than you would be richard because that's what that's what i did <hes> and it was all because of my because i feel success every tonight i thought about it yeah why did why didn't you think thinking about me if you did your kids would have breadth <hes> and again and i just want to make it clear. I don't think andrew carnegie ever expressed anything like this all. The polian hill putting words in the carnegie's mouth. I don't know anything about the man but i'm i'm sure he didn't say this shit so next. According to hill carnegie explained to him that in his conversations with other richmond like henry ford thomas edison he learned that all wealthy men had similar stories they all risen to greatness via trial and error in totally earned the wealthy university bestowed upon them. Yes carnegie told hill that he'd become. I'm convinced that the average person could gain wealth by studying the lives of great businessmen and replicating their tactics all was necessary was for some enterprising soul all to go out talk to the great leaders and successful men of the world translate their wisdom into an easy to read guide for the average reader wow so this is the task that andrew carnegie's he didn't ask for it was merely bestowed upon him as a mission it was thrust upon him so garner out out you know like an explorer collect the gem secrets of business success <hes> and and then bring them to the common man so that we can all become as successful in money as him a conman yeah. He's like. I want you to be the indiana. Jones of rich people like a rich people the golden idol of how to run businesses from their temples of okay. Let's yeah anyway <hes> so yeah yeah that these this this is like hill claims that like andrew carnegie sets him. This task at carnegie tells them. It's going to take twenty years to complete the mission. Injured carnegie's like elder older who lives on a mountain and is like my saga. You must collect secrets i give you that's exactly the story that <hes> that he'll tells inconveniently enough. He pitches this book in nineteen twenty eight which is twenty years. After he claims he had his aac meeting with andrew. He's been he spends over twenty years not not tricking people into building cars for him but <hes> collecting yeah success secrets yeah inbetween fleecing small towns sounds out of their spare money and in running multiple fake colleges he was interviewing the great figures of the world about success <hes> <hes> so next according to hills biography quote hill fest that he not only shared carnegie's utopian vision but believed it could be accomplished that was exactly what carnegie wanted to hear with his usual bluntness he turned to hill and without for any further preamble inquired if he felt equal to the challenge of undertaking this great work himself hill was honored and amazed that carnegie warnicke saw him someone worthy of the task but napoleon hill believed he was it took him less than half a minute to accept the offer in fact it took exactly twenty nine seconds according to carnegie who had taken out his stop watching was timing hills response afterwards he told hill that he had given him a maximum of sixty seconds to come to a decision if it had taken even one second longer than that carnegie said the offer would have been withdrawn because a man who cannot reach a decision promptly once it has all the necessary facts cannot be dependent upon to carry through any decision he may make it's bad to think through your decisions that's true it's bad to spend more than a minute citing whether to take on an unpaid twenty years west ham not rich is because i think about decisions you know i i don't know if you know could i have accepted such a daunting task the daunting task of going around to old old richmond and asking them how they got so rich. I don't know man. I don't know if i have the strength of character for that. No that's why you know you're not napoleon. Hill you lack the strength active character to kidnap your own child run a fake automotive school inst- steel lumber <hes> that's all wrong. I got to read the book yeah yeah. That's why i'm telling the story so other people can follow in napoleon's. I've done sort of what he had and i'm taking all of the wisdom of his life condensing it for you yeah so yeah. Everything is ready. That's the story that napoleon hill told pelton the guy who published her publisher that he befriended and it was a good story. That's a great idea for a book thing about only had thirty seconds to decide and he would have with a real heightening of the stakes that he was good good storyteller yeah now. There was only one problem because he had pelton as soon as pelton pelton. Being a smart guy like here's the story is like oh yeah. I can tell with that with that premise <hes> but there's an issue which is that napoleon hill is destitute and if he'd spent the last twenty years learning all of the secrets of success he he would probably not be destitute so napoleon had to find a way to pretend to have some money in a meeting with this sky in order to this yeah exactly so. We're gonna talk about how he did that. In napoleon's first major financial success in part two do but right now <hes> sorry june. Would you plug in plug ables because it is the end of this. I will plug my website website. <hes> hazara june dot com h. e. y. A. r. j. u. n. E. <hes> you can see worrying doing comedy shows you can come into my comedy show high priestess if you're in l._a. Hypothesis comedy dot com. I'm on instagram at hazara june. <hes> i'm on the daily zeitgeist. Sometimes this is a great podcast. Thank you for listening to it. I'm robert evans. You can find me on twitter at i right okay. You can find this podcast and all the sources for it. At behind the bastards dot com you can find a on the graham and the twits at bastards astor todd and those are the only places in the world that you can find us so don't don't go looking anywhere them to find success you see if you can track me down on the top of the mountain where i live. I will quest i will i will i will put you with the quest of talking to all of the worst dictators in the world and distilling their secrets of success in in the crown then <hes> you will manifest richest but not for you guys got his above all right. That's the episode not we'll be back on thursday with part. Two would not bother story that you tell off into. My daughter was beaten today. I'm katherine townsend hosted stood the true crime podcast helen gone and i'm heading back to arkansas on a new case to find out what happened to janey ward on september ninth nineteen eighty nine. There's no justice done. 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Part Two: Napoleon Hill: The Grifter Who Invented 'The Secret' & Donald Trump

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Part Two: Napoleon Hill: The Grifter Who Invented 'The Secret' & Donald Trump

"I'm mark murphy. I'm a chef restaurant. Tour and host of a new podcast from iheartradio called food three sixty join me as we take a three hundred sixty degree look at history science culture and more all through the lens of food. The most important thing for me is not my writing ego. It's getting people to cook delicious food. Be we sure to subscribe to food three sixty on the iheartradio app apple podcast or wherever you listen to your favorite shows scam and my <hes> generations of naive americans who think the i answered a success as simple as envisioning yourself with more money rather than based heavily in a combination of luck and the clashes born into i'm robert evans. This is mine the bastard that was what about better intros. I'd say <hes> june is our guest today. How do you feel about that intro. I feel like that was very very broad and very very specific needs. We've managed to cover everybody and see into our souls and our deepest fears of our deepest fears. I love our deepest fears big fan well. I'm robert evans and this is behind the bastards. The podcast where we tell you about the worst people in all of history astray and of course the terrible historical person we're talking about today is napoleon hill. This is part two of our episode on oh nappy h sell when we left off napoleon had finally come up with his first really great idea that didn't involve creating a fake school or fleeing from angry mobs after robbing the block those were very very good ideas but still not close to thinker rich yeah yeah and the thing with this live success quest yeah. This is the laws of six law of success success. We're not at thinking grow rich at first book yeah yeah so so he has this great idea for a book and he's got a publisher who's interested in it and he just needs to convince vince this guy that he's wealthy so that the dude will believe that he has actually spent twenty years interviewing the most successful people in history sounds like a great sitcom primis. It is is a great sitcom premise. You could really make fun movie a really fun episode of a sitcom. Oh i got to convince them. I'm rich you feel like steve. Carell would knock napoleon william hill out of the fucking park. I mean let's be honest everything but yes. He says a blustering con man. Yeah yeah i i i would watch that movie and for young steve carell we get one of the jonas brothers probably get those get those kids in the seats young. How old are you think the jones brothers are. What eleven feel like they're in their twenty. S now the jonas brothers are are adults now. I'm going to be honest the last pop culture that i remember really really clearly where like those cups with space jam stuff printed on them. Mcdonald's yeah everything after that. It's just a blur that okay. Let's not. Let's not bother robert with what year it is. Let's move on. I feel like i don't want to take you out of the trance because you're like asleep walker and you might be on me or something people still like space jam right absolutely but i think we've been called irony. Don't worry about don't worry about it dory so y- napoleon's got to convince this guy that he's rich so that he could sell his book idea and once again in order to do this. Napoleon leaned on the wealthy family of one of his wives. I think he's up to like third or fourth now. I kind of have trouble keeping track of them. There's a lot of wives play store. Absolutely just another type of scam wife basically a debit card to to napoleon hill. Here's the here's the secret grit to napoleon success a wife. A wife is a scam. A wife is a scam to everything's a scam. If you look at it right so napoleon borrows money from his wife's brother to rent a gigantic fancy hotel room in philadelphia <hes> so that he can pretend to be a big shot businessman rather than a guy who has spent most of the last decade literally robbing robbing churches in elementary school and then running away from the police all across the country so i'm going to quote again from his biography a lifetime of riches he made grand entrance striding with starched purposefulness to the registration desk. He flashed a thick roll of cash. He put down that a positive on his room then strut into the elevator with the self assurance of a rockefeller sending the his sweet he regally dispatched the bellboy to fetch him the tobacconists most expensive cigars he rejected the first offering of simply excellent cigars tip the boy four times the going rate for his trouble so all this is happening before pelton even arrives to meet with napoleon schoser. He's getting being in character and he's establishing his goal was to make an entrance and established himself as a rich big shot before pelton arrives so that win. The publisher shows up to talk with him. The hotel staff will treat him like he's a big shot right like that. That's the com which is pretty smart khan and it apparently works like the hotel staff treats them like royalty felton's impressed and assumes that he's actually a rich guy so pelton degrees to publish law of success which really not just one book but a multi volume epic and even pays napoleon a healthy advance now you might imagine that a man and napoleon situation whose wife has been supporting the family for more than a year and whose family had just loaned him the money when he needed to make his dreams possible. You might expect that guy to at least like pay his brother-in-law back but no napoleon does not do that. He's not a pay people back. Sorta guy your scam. Now you might also have expected this guy who is like a cat his wife and kids living with like their family all this time. You might expect him to like say ok well now. We can all move into a place together since i just got this advance and we can all live together as a family. Will i write this book. That doesn't happen either. The laws of success now it's not the law of success is apparently continuing to live in philadelphia abandoning his family and and writing books <hes> which is what napoleon does during this period of time so now during this month <hes> these month napoleon keeps writing his wife lurid letters detailing the lavish gifts he plans to buy for her upon <hes> like once his book is a success in the money comes in he promised her that if she just held on a little bit longer and let him work alone in philadelphia the money would come rolling in and their troubles would be over forever and part of this was actually true because by dumb. I'm lucky sheer dumb. Luck napoleon's book. Law of success is a gigantic hit and he makes a huge amount of money with it. Here's call that dumb yuck you know. I think it's a damn yeah yeah. He did put in the groundwork. You're right the groundwork. He wrote a whole book. He wrote something that was first of all he did something that was almost free for him to do right which is like right about right. He's got this advance. It's a very low cost endeavor you know writing book and so you know he's just making profit and he's selling something by by telling people what they want to hear. Which is you can get rich quick and it is it's it's within your control <hes> and he's also telling rich people you're rich because you're very good and smart yeah yeah so yeah yeah yet napoleon yeah right napoleon put in the work in he gets successful and by mid nineteen twenty eight his royalty checks were more than twenty five hundred dollars a month which is the modern equivalent of making thirty six grand a month is this really was probably the first honest money ever made yeah. This is the the first honest money that he's ever made in his life. Now it's interesting to wonder about like why this book look was such a hit hills biographers posit this theory quote lov success might well have been discarded as the ratings of a lunatic but for the fact that much of hill's most improbable conjecture was spun from the musings dozens of men like thomas edison and alexander graham bell this anchored and respectability these passages stimulated readers to wonder to ponder life on a grander scale more than any self help book ever ever has before or since again this is written by the people who are with napoleon hill foundations may think this is the best book ever written right and made up all of these yeah. He made all of these quotes. These are all lies. Matt novak of gizmodo reached out to david nassau who was andrew carnegie's official biographer and nassau told him that he found no evidence of any kind that carnegie hill ever met so there's there is zero on this edison. Come on you know fucking oddly enough. That's the only one of them. He met yeah no way yeah but it's we'll talk about it later. You're gonna like this guy but that is the one famous person he writes that in the book that he did meet <hes> but it's not quite the way he portrays it <hes> but i i wanna i wanna read a quote from that gizmodo article about how he portrays carnegie in his book quote opening hills booked any random page and reading the dribble past office carnegie's own words is a fun game as just one random page ninety. Seven in my copy is like written as a conversation conversation hill. Will you tell me the simplest words possible. Just how one may control this wheel of fortune. I would like a description of this important success factor which the young man or young young woman just beginning of business career may understand carnegie first of all to control the wheel of fortune one must understand master and apply the seventeen principles of achievement. I've hardy named five of these principles and might hear suggests that these five if properly applied will carry one a long way on the road towards success in any calling. It's just like the the great grandfather of an entire genre of shit success books about like you know the it's a you know to to quote the people show it's business secrets of the ferris yeah yeah yeah like the idea that carnegie's no they're seventeen principles obsess and those allow you to run the wheel of fortune and that's how business works guys aren't sitting around like mapping out their success into abstract principles. They're they're looking looking at spreadsheets and going kill all those people yeah. There's there's two kinds of great businessmen. There's the look at spreadsheets say kill all those people will make an extra four bucks and then there's the guys who were literally just like what if we try doing this. What are we make a computer. That does this thing. Have we make this purple like. We'll see if it sells money money. Yeah darts born with a lot of money or given a lot of money trump or whatever where it's like well. Maybe if someone gives me a million dollars i can buy building building and make three million dollars. You know there's no principles at work there. It's just profit yeah. It's people need and charged more lower than they can afford for it until they die. Yeah that's literally the only rule of business secret yeah find something people need and sell it to them until they die. That's you should put out a book. I you know what i'm tweeting it for free buddy. I'm just kidding. I don't tweet ah but yeah you're welcome. You're all welcome for these business secrets. Can you imagine napoleon hill's twitter. Absolutely i think think wow you'll be so fucking good. He would be tweeting. It'd be it'd be like marion. Williamson like meets trump level tweets. Oh god he would definitely definitely be part of the democratic debates. He would totally be running. Oh my god <hes> human hickenlooper would be buddies. I don't think like many people got along with napoleon. Hill hickenlooper would show up at the next debate with like pants lists because napoleon had stolen the town boy now <hes> so in reality as we alluded to a little earlier only one of the famous men and that napoleon hill claimed to have interviewed actually had any face to face contact with them and that man was thomas edison now if you remember from part one <hes> and that golden rule magazine that he ran for a while <hes> that he would like come up with bogus awards to give prominent people in order to get close to them because he believed that that's that was his strategy for it a tactic well his his meeting of thomas edison is another example of that the whole scheme was discussed in a december nineteen twenty-three article of specialty salesman magazine titled destroyers of confidence quote hill figured out how we can have a picture made with thomas edison so he could give him a medal. He sent a message over to announce that mr hill one of the leading magazine writers wish to to attend the edison convention of dealers of course he was welcomed. He asked mr edison to pose with him. A request he could hardly refuse so then the two guys shook hands and and <hes> he tried to hand thomas edison this metal that he'd like supposedly was awarding him but edison like seems to have immediately realized what was going on in like wouldn't even take aac the metal but the police got a fucking picture with him. Do brasil fucking good at instagram. Oh yeah yeah yeah and that's kind of what this is. He just he just comes up with ally long enough to get a picture with thomas edison and then for the rest of his life he circulates that picture of him with edison is proof of like no i did talk talked all these famous people. Here's casually a picture of me with edison. Yeah look how he looks looked how comfortable he looks <hes> so the photo he i want to read you. The caption that napoleon hill wrote for the photo of him in edison to of america's famous men thomas edison left in napoleon hill. Mr edison is the inventor of the talking machine. The electric light the moving picture in scores of other things that serve mankind mr hill is the editor of napoleon hill's magazine and the new philistine magazine and believes in making the golden rule the rule of all human conduct edison was born of poor parents and began his career as a news butcher on a train hill began as a laborer in the coal mines both have risen to fame through their own efforts. I do love that. He has changed a covering for the murder of a black boy and getting made the manager of a coal mine ryan into laboring in the coal mines. Yeah you know it's it's all in how you finesse it. That's some pretty intense finessing yeah. That's that's great. I mean it's not great but it's actually terrible. It's looking for is it's terrible. It's a horrible thing yeah but you know it's good to remember this during campaigns yeah yeah so <hes>. If you paid attention here you probably noticed a through line in hills writing <hes> he's focused entirely on the idea that people rise to fame and wealth only through their own efforts and that people consequently fail only through their own efforts hill was not the first person to win a popularize this sort of thinking but he was the first person to phrase it in a way that made it seem mystical spiritual and most importantly marketable for this reason he still known by many people today as the godfather of the modern day self help genre and what's so brilliant about this to me. If you wanna like <hes> talk about this from i don't know like a class like analyze analyze this the way that <hes> someone like friedrich engels would <hes> for a long time people at the top of society the kings and the queens and the nobles and whatnot not had to come up with the divine right of kings justifies why i have all this money and you don't because it's god's will that i should rule you and like that stops working because because we've got important for democracy newspapers because people like you know things change in that no longer works and this is a brilliant way to justify that in the same aim way but to make people feel empowered by embracing it so instead of definitely just being like well kings the king and i got i accept that or he'll kill me or god will kill me instead. You're like well. I'm just poor right now because my mind's not positive enough and it's my for thinking like it's it's one of those things that would almost make you believe leaving a conspiracy because it's it's a genius way to stop people from eating the rich as making this popular total buy. Yes yes yes. You're bad but you could be good if you thought hard enough hard enough and all these positive thoughts that poor four people are having a actually do not affect the rich in any way. I'm thinking real hard about wealth distribution. Yeah sewer a lot of us. That doesn't seem to be helping as i stated in some previous podcast we recorded what helps more than thinking about wealth distribution. Is everybody going out buying a pair of bolt cutters. Just make sure you have those with you. You know they'll they'll be handy one of these buddy so <hes> <music> anyway now hills book is a huge success. He's making fuck loads of money <hes> and now that he's actually finally wealthy for the first time he starts spending money like get caused cancer. He bought two rolls royces in a mansion on six hundred acres which he named shaggy bark for reasons that are lost to history. This giant mansion was of course way out of his price range so he conned some investors into buying into it with him with the rams duda shag bark into the world's first what he called the world's first university university size success school so that's his first idea and then over time success school morphs into a success colony so plans to like make a utopian community where he's going to make human beings better okay. This guy can't even have a best selling book without turning it into a scam like this is scam gambling game on scam at this point. It's always gonna be a scam with him. He's got some very work but he's got a you know he's got. This pathological need to fucking scam people yeah. It's what they all do. It's why donald trump is like buying from his own properties in basically illegal manner layup in order under to make more money while he's president the con of becoming the president. That's not enough like i've got also use the presidency to enrich my businesses. It's like <hes> l ron ron hubbard like well. You know what no it's not like l ron hubbard because ron hubbard roberts yet. You're right. You're right. He's he's unique and beautiful and i. It's like thinking about him. He's very he's an iconic cult leader here okay so yeah so in in for a little while lyle just by the sheer success his first book it looked like he might actually start a success college or a success colony and more importantly for a very debrief chunk of time. Napoleon hill actually made good on the things he promised his wives or one of his wives for a few precious months he and his wife florence and their three children all occupied the same home. He actually got her the mansion that he promised wow so. That's nice yeah blow. It only lasted a few months yeah because yeah yeah he almost immediately got sick of this and started leaving home to go on speaking tours which some of which were legitimate but most of which were probably just him having sex with prostitutes so the cash started to roll in late nineteen twenty eight in throughout nineteen twenty nine but then the great depression hits and it puts an into napoleon's money spigot the were royalty checks peter out his <hes> stupid mansion is foreclosed on and his family has to move back in with his wife's parents now his family moves back with his wife's parents napoleon remains in new york city so we can write his second book which he calls the magic ladder to success but this wound up being so badly written that his publisher was unwilling to bob. They're printing it. After after all this shit he wrote in the lov success. The publisher is like i can't put like the publisher has standards now. It may just have been this was just a worse book all all right yeah i mean i don't know i never read right magic letter to success. Maybe he just lost his his mojo. Yeah he became like a like when a comedian gets rich and then older material is about rich people problems yeah yeah. That's that's kind of rich anymore. He's not rich for very long because he he immediately goes wildly in debt so like with most of america. The great depression was a dark time for napoleon. He spends most of it broke engaged in one scammer and other and i i i can't detail all of that. <hes> you should have a feel for the man style by now keeps scamming the depression petty shit <hes> <hes> in one thousand nine hundred five florence finally filed for divorce. Napoleon didn't bother to contest now. There are two different versions of napoleon's life reality and the version self-help aficionados afficionados who still love his work belief today in that version of events napoleon hill was still poor during the great depression but he was also somehow hired by f._d._r. To save save the country from the depression <hes> and of course napoleon claims he refused to be paid for this work in so everybody thought he was crazy for refusing to take money from the president senate for helping solve the depression totally solved the depression matt novak writes quote years later he would claim that he was approached by the roosevelt administration to help instill confidence infants in the american economy is host biographers note his personal record of his relationship with franklin delano roosevelt nifty ours administration was surprisingly scant and their political views as were polar opposites with hill being an arch conservative but somehow they made it work and heels ideas were injected into f._d._r.'s new deal program supposedly imploring labor unions to be more or cooperative with management at various companies again. This was all according to napoleon hill an anti union arch conservative who claim to some of f._d._r. Speeches and even to coin the phrase we we have nothing to fear but fear itself. I will not stop no he can't he can't and i i. I should note he also so claimed later in life that during world war one he'd been a personal advisor to woodrow wilson and claimed that on the day that germany surrendered he was sitting next to woodrow wilson listen when he got the telegram and that he advised wilson personally that he had to make the kaiser's abdication a necessary requirement for accepting the surrender cinna polian hill takes credit for getting rid of the kaiser. Wow he's just he's. Everybody's like what's his fucking name a forest. That's the picture he wants. He's forrest gump. He's like he's zilog. He's fucking everywhere. He's everywhere throughout history. He's the one he's the one that killed hitler. Yes that's how he wants people to see him but he was also a while being adviser to the president also still poor and humble. Yes still poor humble. He is honest about the fact that he was fucking broke. During this period of time <hes> yeah i will say admitting that he spent much of his life life. Poorest shit is the one thing napoleon hill is honest about kind of consistently now after florens left him he was completely cut off from her family money so he made ends meet by sandra scams by continuing the cash on the success of his first book by giving lectures during one of these lectures and tennessee which is essentially a self help seminar in our in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. He mentions that he's looking for his dream. Girl says this like during a lecture he's giving a bunch of strangers weird to me yeah but his younger a young woman in the what's crazier is a young woman in the audience. Rosalie beland makes a beeline for napoleon after the lecture in his like. I'm totally fucking down. Let's i do this shit. Wow can get laid buddy thinking get laid. It's time to go to add it is time to go to ads you. 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E. l. l. and gone on apple podcasts or on the iheartradio app or wherever you get your podcasts we're back great products good services so you're telling you that napoleon hill manifested did not only incredible wealth but also his dream girl just by lying his entire life yeah yeah although dream girl would be putting it a bit strong. I think you might like what happens with rosalie. <hes> it doesn't go the way i expected it. The two <hes> so the two were married within days napoleon was fifty three and rosa was twenty nine <hes> which seems like it could potentially have been a dangerous dangerous and exploitative situation but it was literally the opposite see rosa was just as much of a con man napoleon hill. She wanted to make a fuck load of money selling nonsense self help advice and she knew napoleon was her vehicle to doing that immediately. After their wedding they sit down to write a new book think and grow rich the couple moves in with napoleon son blair and his wife and a tight and they're tiny new york apartment so they can stay off the street while they work on this book is neither as any money now napoleon son blair was literally the last person he had to lean on none of his other children would even talk to him as he had habitually burned every single bridge that he came across in life so once blair and blair is again the deaf son he refused to sign language to god yeah so takes pity on his terrible dad and he's like yes live with me. While you write another book of awful bullshit it gets even worse so it once blair and his wife vera start hosting napoleon and in his new wife things quickly get bad <hes> both because napoleon in as an asshole and also because near mainly just because napoleon's and asshole <hes> and he particularly hated his husband's wife acquaint hills oh yeah he hated his or he hated his <hes> his son's wife. Oh oh so napoleon hill really didn't like his sons veira yeah. He hates vera okay. According to his own biography quote she bore the brunt of napoleon's ability to unashamedly heckled and hound people. He didn't like their endured. Several months of naps nastiest bullying and sniping then finally left blair and moved back to west virginia blair soon returned to west virginia to after loaning his father enough money to subsist for several more months blair and very tried to rebuild their marriage but several several years later were divorced. Although blair went on to become an eminently successful businessmen in lovely in a beloved community leader he never remarried so gets taken taken in by his son kicks them out of their own apartment in ruins their marriage how and gets hundreds of dollars from him. This just doesn't give a shit about anything or anybody. No he is a total piece of shit now napoleon and his wife while living at the apartment they stole from his son finished their they're new book and rosa was an integral part of the entire process because napoleon was a terrible writer and she was apparently a pretty good editor so she's manages to like edit his ramblings into as something other human beings would enjoy reading the book had to be rewritten three times but eventually the couple got it right and they succeeded in convincing hills old publisher pelton to give him a second can try think and grow rich is one of those books that is hard to <hes> oversell the success of and it like in overemphasize its impact on society by some counts it sold as many as twenty million copies now that number's probably a big exaggeration but ten million might not be like it was a hugely successful book. I've seen it on the bookshelves of more people than i can count like it's just it's everywhere any used bookstore you go to we'll have one or a few copies of thinking yeah it's fucking everywhere and it's still very very calm and very popular and a lot of that's do with the fact that i i've never i've never read read it but i think it's people say it's a well written. Self-help book which i think is probably mostly due to rosalie yeah yeah now thinking grew rich was essentially just a refining and rehashing of the best parts of napoleon's first book <hes> law of success. I found a two thousand fifteen right up of the book on business insider. It was titled <unk> seventy eight years ago. A journalist studied five hundred richmond and boiled down their success into thirteen steps now hauling mr hill journalist stretches stretches the definition of that word. Maybe more than it's ever been stretched yeah. I can't think of anyone who is less of a journalist the polian hill he was even when he was writing for a newspaper he was mostly full of shit and young and then he didn't write for newspapers anymore so he didn't even call himself a journalist. No he's closer to being a lumber salesman. He called himself a businessman. Yeah so the business insider bite up confusing re summarizes hills work this way quote think and grow rich shares what he calls the money making secrets in thirteen principles. There's no mention of money wealth finances or stocks within hills text it takes a different approach focusing breaking down the psychological barriers that prevent many of us from -taining our own fortunes these money making secrets include such bowled in my blowing strategies as as desire riches instead of wishing for them napoleon wrote quote wishing will not bring riches but desiring riches with the state of mind that becomes an obsession than planning indefinite ways and means to acquire riches and backing those plans on hold on to different that was different steps i you had desiring and then you had making a plan and taking action yeah. Those are different things yes well. He says he says yeah like the idea that he's saying desire. Riches instead of wishing thing for them is nonsense because his description of desiring riches is like the same like there's no difference between desiring something and wishing for it yeah like it's just nonsense like and it's like you could say that it's good advice to say like yeah be if you want to be successful be obsessed with the thing you wanna do plan ways to like like make it happen back. Those plans with persistence don't accept failure but like again. That's not a guide. That's obvious it's like me selling myself selfish marathon coach by saying so you just run for twenty six point two miles and don't stop. Don't stop for any reason. Don't stop just keep going and you'll finish the marathon krathong you if you fall and you can't run anymore. That's not my fault. It'd be more like saying if you can't run anymore. I suggest getting up and continuing to run. Here's the thing you have to desire finishing the race and then you have to do yeah success. It's very easy you just you think about it and then you do it. I mean. I don't know how i can make this any easier for you. Yes yeah the secret to success is is being away to succeed in doing doing it. He's not just saying be successful. He's saying make a plan to be successful had still not useful information yeah so <hes> another thing that's included in his book or another. One of the steps included in his book is faith. He notes riches begin in the form of thought. The amount is limited limited only by the person in whose mind the thought is put into action faith removes limitations yeah so think and grow rich as you may have guessed by now is the book that popularized affirmations <hes> which is the idea of like writing down a bunch of times per day. I'm going to get this grade on a test or i'm going to make this much money. I'm gonna at this job yeah. They motivations is basically the idea that they that they trick your brain into you know creating new thought patterns by using yourself to repeat repeat thoughts that are you know positive or desired over and over allowed or by writing them down and then by doing so. Yes just like you know l. It'll just <hes> you you took your brain and then you think a different way and hill didn't call them affirmations. He called it the principle of auto suggestion <music> but it's the same thing like the ideas the same and usually affirmations now are generally. It's generally considered important that they be in the form of a statement rather than a predictive future statement like i am rich versus like i will be rich. You know this whole scam has evolved so much over the years and it's always heartening to hear about how yeah so thinking grow rich like i said sold like hotcakes in and as someone who has never been drawn to self help books i can't really explain why but people loved it and they still love it and i've met a lot of like reasonable intelligent people who who i respect who have this book on their shelves somewhere in presumably found value in it so if you're one of those people <hes> i have no desire to to shit on you or the fact that you found value in it but i do think it's funny that napoleon hill wrote about sex transmutation so we're going to talk about that. Oh hell yeah from thinking grow rich quote. The desire for sexual expression is by far the strongest and most impelling all all human emotions for this very reason this desire when harnessed and transmuted into action other than that a physical expression may raise one to the status of a genius. Oh okay he's in. No oh fat guy yeah. He's a no you got it. I i actually i actually know fab is like a community on read it of people who don't masturbate and there are other places to like the proud boys have no masturbation rule. It's like a thing some groups of people have this idea that if you don't masturbate you can transmute your sexual energy that you would lose if you came into whatever yeah i mean like you know. It's also like why i think monks folks are allowed to jerk off because you know you're if all of the energy in your body has to be channelled towards the greater purpose whether that is being a nazi or loving god or whatever yeah yeah and i <hes> i have to know that with literally about fucking second worth googling i found a reddit thread in the know fab submitted titled what napoleon hill thought of no fat in nineteen thirty eight now. I'm just going to read you one of the exchanges from that threat. Okay okay fine so it starts it starts with a guy named with the username named rocky mountain oysters which your testicles quoting napoleon hill so here's the napoleon hill quote controlled sex supplies the magnetic force that attracts people to one another it is the most important factor of a pleasing personality it gives quality to the tone of the voice and enables one to convey through the voice any feeling desired and then the person quoting this rocky talking mountain oysters rights underneath that somebody who hadn't seen me in about a year was telling me tonight that my voice lessons must be working because the tone of my voice while i was singing sound so good in reality reality i quit the voice lessons more than a year ago. I just sound good at the moment because i've been a good no fabric for a week and a half and then the response to this is someone else who says i'm a singer too and i found that at times when i'm sexually sober it feels like my voice electrifies the air around also i understand that frank sinatra used to sleep with a different woman every night except when he was getting ready to record an album maybe that's why he was such a singer. I love it. I love it <hes> boy <hes> boy wow i mean you know the great thing about no fat is that there's such a huge historical precedent for it and these guys like all they really want is proof that other men throughout history have done the same thing as them and have been great so like all of these these these forums are guys being like see aristotle said it you know so it's gotta gotta be true kind of thing. I dated a guy once. You told me that he thought women were less attracted to him when he wore deodorant like because of fairmont's or whatever i don't know strew i think you're just being addictive imphal and that's why they don't like you. Yeah it's i. I love the little theories people come up with i just wants to do i mean it's so crazy too because like i mean just like thinking grow rich thing there are i can see how part of this like works. You know what i mean. I can see like a kernel of truth in this or how for some people it does work work like if you're in the state of mind where you have you have money making opportunities or but or you have talent but you just are paralyzed you know by <unk> self loathing or or old ways of thinking and i can see why reading a self help book that states the obvious you know which is think about what you want and then make a plan for it is very very helpful. You you know and it's the same thing with like with this. No fat stuff like i can see if you're a creative person. If you're a musician or if you're a writer and you're in the process of you you're you're gonna put on a show or you're like writing something and you wanna. Have you wanna be able to bring that like powerful like sexual sort of like impulse else to it. I can see yeah if you stop masturbating. You don't have sex for a few days like yeah. Maybe you'll be in a mind state and better able to convey that if you're like singing a song about how badly you wanna fuck fox somebody in your frank sinatra. Maybe don't you wanna be horny as shit when you're when you run. That's a focus thing it's like. I'm not going to be asked because i'm not doing doing anything. I'm just focusing saving all my energy for this but like to do it as as a lifestyle is so interesting because it was so dumb. These guys think they're getting out of not masturbating generally. It's women yeah which is a. I know that i will say like i've read enough in that community to know that there's a chunk chunk of them for whom it's like. No i had a real problem masturbating getting nothing done because i had just an internet porn addiction and like if that's your situation like totally reasonable like i'm not gonna i'm. I'm not gonna if especially if you've been in it in such a way where you don't feel in control of your ability to masturbate and then you gain get you gain control. You know it's very empowering feeling so like i get you know why that would be. It's like when you start to work out and you feel like you have more control over your body and you you know oh and my body can do more stuff than i realized you know. It's just it gets ridiculous when you have to like turn it into a superpower and make it into this iran rule of nature a quote napoleon hill about it and why it's yeah that's my least favorite genre of thing in human culture is like people who find thing that works for them and the need to find a justification for why it's the best way for everyone to <hes>. It's like if because i'm a drug drug addict i were like no i've i've discovered through research that human beings only have a set quantity of sobriety in their life and so if you're not wasted most of the time you can't be sober when it matters yeah. It's that it's that ridiculous like that is my my my self help. Book book get wasted and grow sober which will be which will be coming out from knopf hill in december two thousand nineteen so pre-order it on amazon. There's a lot out of wisdom in there a lot of a lot of success jewels hidden in that book yeah so this is a fun little digression. I always love talking about the no fat community. If if you're if you're a no we're not trying to attack you but if you call yourself a no apper it's fair game for us to giggle yeah. Come on come on come on yeah. I don't need to know about whether you master you. Don't even there's plenty. Here's the thing there's plenty of people who don't masturbate and just never talk about it. Yeah this lots and on masturbaters. You don't talk about it. They're called women women. I'm just getting women masturbate a lot. My bus driver doesn't masturbate. I ask him every day. Never says it's so successful. I don't even ride a bus but i just i this guy's near my house the bus stop i wait for the doors to open. I say are you masturbate. He says no go away. Income today and i'm satisfied of boy okay so thinking grow rich was a huge hit in napoleon polian and his new wife rosalie both rich in true napoleon hill fashion they immediately spent all of their money as quickly as it came in a substantially faster than it came came in fact they were so busy by cars and a mansion and other nonsense that they forgot to pay back napoleon son blair for the three hundred dollars he'd loan them that had made it possible for them to survival travel writing their self help book <hes> classic napoleon hill i i love that he writes a book about how people who are successful do it completely on their <music> own due to their own minds and totally deserve everything they make and then fails to repay his son the three hundred dollars that allowed him to not on the street while he was writing the book that made them rich the thing is he really believes all this like he goes like an arch conservative and he was like you can only do you know you can lead to success through individual effort when the entire circumstances of his life are he's dependent on other people to fall for his lies so he can scan them out of money and then he just leans on various family members offers end non family members you know his wife's family members until they get sick of him. Yeah i can't think of anybody more supported by a community community of people yeah then liz credibly support literally individual achievement at all in his life. He's never made anything that anyone wanted except for this book and and he's like here's the thing i did bootstraps bootstrap my way into into yeah. It's it's. It's there's a lesson in the story of napoleon hill. Yeah tweeted us tweeted us or by boat gutters. They let a lot of rich people gates out there anyway <hes> yeah in nineteen thirty eight rosa wrote blair a letter bragging she napoleon were so rich that they were now considering retiring hiring blair sent back a letter asking if she might pay him back now <hes> and rosa did not respond to this blair wrote his mother florence letter calling his dad quote quote an unscrupulous holier than thou two timing double-crossing good for nothing which is pretty fair yeah and also you know be a very a yeah very fair and clean assessment but nineteen thirty nine however the money had started to dry up napoleon and rosalie cooked up a plot to try try and draw interest back to their book and reinvigorate sales. They started claiming that they were going to adopt fifteen children and raise them to be ideal americans. They hinted that they discovered all of the bad parenting habits that most americans were ruining their kids with one of the big ones is abandoning. Your children know that that's a big one that that one's fine in napoleon hill's case that's actually the most responsible parenting habits to abandon your adopting fifteen children is is maybe one of the worst iot is he's ever had yeah. That's it's a terrible idea and it never happened. Thank god it was it was either just a scam to get attention or it was supposed to be they were like maybe working on another book like it seems like they might have been trying to put together a childcare book but either way the scheme didn't happen <hes> because their marriage started to crumble shortly thereafter after and we'll talk about the sex cult that tried to raise an immortal baby that got sort of related to napoleon hill but first products. This podcast began with a simple premise but things don't always go as planned and something happened during production something thing no one expected. I'm going to let you in a dark secret south of tried to hide from almost everyone for the past few years. I can't sleep at night right and when i am able to sleep i have nightmares not the kind of nightmares that a child might have but the kind that can only come from the mind of the grown adult who's seen and read a little too much. I'm hoping that if i can get this off my chest maybe just maybe maybe i'll be able to shake these killers out of my head long enough to get some much needed rest from iheartradio and tender foot t._v. The monster presents insomniac listen to monster presents insomniac on apple podcasts or wherever else you get your podcasts casts. We're back. Wow i got no more yeah. This is the story that people pull reached out to me with the wanting to know about when they suggested. Napoleon hill is a bastard. Is this immortal baby colt that he got involved with and i hate the sale oh shit. It's not really that interesting story. <hes> everything else about napoleon's. Life is way more interesting but there's a neat story but it's not it's not a very long one. The cliffs notes is is this there was a weird cult called the royal fraternity of master. Meta physicians led by a guy named james bernard schaefer. Sorry mass physicians yeah meta physicians yeah <hes> <hes> it'll you'll understand why in a second they were led by a guy named james bernard schaeffer in we're a part of the new thought movement most of their teachings revolved around thinking things into reality super kind of in that original strain of the new thought movement where you could think yourself into better health and they had around ten thousand members at their height in nineteen thirty thirty nine. They were a little by a gigantic mansion in long island. Now the cote fell in love with thinkin grow rich in quickly adopted it as one of their primary religious texts and then in nineteen thirty nine the colt decided to adopt a baby and make it immortal <hes> they sort of adopted in sort of bribed. The mother of a baby named gene gaunt according to a write up from hoaxes dot org quote baby gene was given a private nursery where in addition to a nurse who attended her twenty four hours a day. She was constantly watched over by schafer's differs followers. The plan was to make her immortal by never allowing her to hear mention of death or disease nor would she be exposed to any batter destructive thoughts. No unkind words would ever be spoken in airpresence. She would eat an all vegetarian attorney diet as she grew older she would learn about tobacco coffee tea mustard vinegar and spices but she would never consume any of them mustard mustard mustard way seconds right up mustard in t in the same level with tobacco and alcohol. How did mormons eat mustard right. Yes i think more fine with mustard. What is dante must sandwich prepared to me by mormons. Wow royal society of fucking mustard mustard haters yet fucking mustard haters. It's also so cruel that you're gonna like raise this baby and you're gonna tell her about alcohol tobacco and coffee but like but you can never for half the presumably as my smoke a cigarette chamber you might as well just never tell her about them. Yeah you're never going to tell her about death but you will tell her about alcohol hall but say she can't take it because why there's holes in the plan growing up and no one ever talking about death yeah thankfully she. He did not <hes> because none of this worked out almost immediately. You didn't go anywhere yet well. The baby's mother sued the cult for essentially a duct abducting their kid right and napoleon doesn't really interact with this story much as far as i can tell his main crosses with this is both at the <hes> the coach used his book as like a religious texts and they made him baby genes godfather but i'm not aware of him ever actually actually meeting baby gene or even having much to do with the quincy with them but like yeah he was not really. I don't think he was a big part of this. They did pose the baby with the picture of his book. Yeah it seems like one of those things where he would have just like you would have totally imposing with edison baby book. It seems like he probably would've gotten on board with what the coat was doing. If it had like worked out at all and they'd attracted a lot of media attention this plan but it didn't really go anywhere and it certainly wasn't wasn't his his main burner scam his only direct interaction with the cold as far as i can tell is that he may have gotten its leader embroiled in a scam that eventually landed suicide. Who has he not embroiled in a scam yeah ever in the whole world yeah yeah in the early nineteen forty schaefer the cult leader convinced one of his wealthy cult members to give him a lot of money to buy a magazine the magazine flopped and she sued him for grand larceny for which he did five years in sing sing prison in his appeal in court to try to fight the <hes> the sentence he claimed quote napoleon hill came to me on or about the first of december nineteen thirty nine and told me that he had an opportunity to purchase a magazine gene called psychology for about five thousand dollars and that we can each put up twenty five hundred dollars and become partners. He told me that although the magazine was then in very bad condition it had once made twenty five thousand dollars a a year and he thought that could be built up again. I was interested told him i had the money i decided however to try and borrow two thousand five hundred dollars to go into the venture and with that interview approached meena schmidt the lady who sued sued him for the loan. I quickly stated the purpose for which i one of the money which i had been told by mr hill concerning the history of the magazine in what he thought of the future prospects notwithstanding its poor financial condition at the time so that was schafer's appeal. He claims that napoleon came up with a scam that got him put in prison but his appeal was rejected. He may have just been lying yeah. He did five years in prison. There's an and then he and his wife shot themselves in their car several years after being released. It's hard for me to tell how direct napoleon's role in any of this was but just based on his personal history. I don't have any trouble believing that he used these people's trust in him to swindle them out of twenty five hundred dollars. That sounds like something he definitely has done before literally now. The good news is that napoleon himself did finally meet a grafter who was more than his match his forthright wife rosalie in nineteen gene forty-one with money running out. She finally got tired of him. While he was away giving lectures she sold off all of their property including his beloved rolls royce and then ran off and served him with divorce papers or justification was that he cheated on her which was probably true but considering rosalie also immediately married her divorce lawyer. It's equally likely that napoleon holy unjust meta who was faster on the draw than he was clean she got right the fuck out of their sold off all their shit and gone and and then she wrote self-help books because now that she'd been attached to napoleon hill she didn't need them anymore. She could get self help. She gave him the old napoleon hill treatment. She got in there and got a selfie and left. She napoleon hill napoleon hill. I love it yeah. That's a happy ending for a scammer. Story is like he marries this woman twenty something years younger than him and you think he's he's got to take advantage of her but then she just robs plus. Here's the thing i she makes him rich like she. She writes his bestselling but she translates his judo. Shit ramblings the things into like one of the best selling books of all time and then she's ranked dam sure yeah absolutely yeah so oliver. Napoleon hill never again repeated the staggering success of thinking grow rich he continued to write and lecture for the rest of his life but most of that life was spent near the edge of financial collapse his next book mental dynamite published in nineteen forty. One was a flop heels. Everything you know fill in your own napoleon dynamite joke here yeah yeah. He'll god dammit. You're right. I don't know what the joke is but there's got to be one in there. They'll make one now. He'll married again in nineteen forty-three and he made minor news nineteen fifty-three when he started urging the government in the korean war by nuking every single city. Russia is an interesting solution to the korean war. What if we kill all the russians anybody try that that says it's had a real twist ending he he was an arch conservative like you get the feeling he and general zero macarthur would have gotten along now. Napoleon hill himself would no no more great success in his life but in one thousand nine hundred eighty two bookie inspired and helped to craft craft did become a big success the power of positive thinking by norman vincent peel now the power of positive thinking is still today one of the most influential books in the self hope genre and peel credited napoleon hill with helping him write the book now you may not have heard of norman vincent peel but someone who does know who that guy is is president donald trump because norman vincent peel was donald trump's pastor when trump was a child decades later. Donald trump recalled quote. You always always when the service was over. You'd have said i'd have sat there and other our there aren't too many people like that. It wasn't the speaking of it was the thought process for you. See norman and vincent peel was part of a tradition in american christianity called christian libertarianism. The movement was spawned by conservative protestant preachers who hated the new deal in believed quote freedom from government is a necessary part of freedom under god and while napoleon hill wouldn't have identified himself as one of these sorts exactly his writing laid the groundwork doc for them. I'm going to quote again from that. Article on new thought from the conversation quote peels message was unequivocally nationalistic as historian christopher lane writes the idea that america america needed a pro christian nationalism to head off an attack of atheistic communism was central appeals message and he stuck to it zealously peels identity as god's salesman for positive thinking was inseparable from his belief that only a free market society could christianity thrive. The article goes on to note that quote american exceptionalism is at the heart of trump's christianity mystery entity as theologists stanley. Our was puts it christianity and peels hands was closer to a set of beliefs a follower could make up to suit their desires trump has adopted the strategy and applies applies to the country. The link between christianity and nationalism was evident trump's inauguration. When prosperity gospel minister paula white said in her invocation we recognize that every good and every perfect gift comes from you in the united states of america is your gift for which we proclaim gratitude well so that's neat yeah the polian hill ties into the but today and that fun wow well boy i mean this is just isn't this religious. Manifest destiny repackaged yeah yeah yeah it is that same idea which is like the manifest destiny is the idea. You need to tell any people anywhere who are on top because it's the it for one thing promises to them that you'll we'll stay on top forever yeah and not only that you're you're on top and you'll stay on top but that everything you get through destroying other. People's lives is actually <hes> an expression of divine will through you any financial power that you amass and money is not a system of value l. You created by able to be destroyed by human beings but is in fact just an expression of god's will that is infallible. Yes if you're if you're somebody living in giant mansion built on gifted cash in your hearing. Someone like me talking about how people should buy bolt cutters so they can make their way through your gates. Take all of your things. You need to believe that god himself has ordained your position and protecting you otherwise you're gonna have a lot of trouble sleeping at night yeah and also even when people aren't scared but when rich people just feel guilty you know when when rich people see the amount of suffering in the world of people who who do not have the same wealth that they do and they feel guilty z. and they think well. Maybe i should be doing something about this and then norman vincent peale's like no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no yeah so other politicians who are more directly influenced by napoleon hill include newt gingrich. He read think grow rich as a young man and mitt romney who was born rich in probably didn't need to do much. I think to stay that way. The secret which would sell fifteen million copies is basically a twenty first century rewriting of napoleon's masterpiece of positive thinking tony robbins jack canfield enfield steven covy and a platoon of other modern self help gurus all site napoleon hill as foundational parts of their own grits although they don't call what they do drifting obviously even they are now napoleon hill died in greenville general hospital in south carolina at six thirty pm on sunday november eighth nineteen seventy. He was almost penniless. Listen i could end this by pointing out that his work has outlived him. That ena polian hill foundation continues to sell every book he ever published and that he has enjoyed something of a renaissance in our modern gilded age but instead. I'd like to end by reading part of a weird ass essay. I found written about how napoleon hill his secret magic rituals in his books. Yeah i found this a website called butterfly language dot com which is apparently the blog of a woman named valerie durazo. Who's she's a comic book and video game writer who's worked for dc marvel and other big names and she's also really into the occult and she alleges that norman vincent peel and napoleon hill where basically sneaking magic into a like mainstream christian thought yeah quote both hill and peel discussed chetty stuff is thought energy creative visualization and flat out mental telepathy but they do it within a judeo christian context that wouldn't freak out the mass audience at the time basically they got that stephon under the radar and they do it in the most strip down simple for impossible some critics appeal and their admittedly legion accused him of essentially practicing some sort of hypnosis voodoo on his readers petersburg repeating the same stuff over and over but it also works it works. The power of positive thinking is one of the most occult books i've ever read specifically because it is presented as the exact opposite of such thus seeps directly into your subconscious. She goes on to note. It should be no surprise that towards the end of his life napoleon hill admitted that he was literally in touch with an extra dimensional entity city called the master through whom he pretty much channel parts of his books. This is the author of think and grow rich folks one of the most recommended business groups of all time <hes> <hes> wow so. That's fun so he's really. He is a lot more like l. Ron hubbard than we thought there's like an alien that's telling him what to write in his books yeah and she also also notes that norman vincent peel had a lot of weird magic stuff in his own book like he talked about something called the other self in the presence that like almost this like quasi ozzie magical thing is just like astral projection yeah. I really don't know i thought about this especially when there was that whole trump jim baker coin join thing. Do you remember that when they were advertising on fox news. It was a couple months ago. <hes> they made a gold coin with donald trump not quite in profile because it turned out in profile he looked very bad <hes> but downward downward diagonal profile and then a king cyrus of persia profile really five dollars and what was crazy to me when i watch this clip. Was you know i i've seen coin commercials but i'd never seen one where the pastor and the salesman even is referring to it as a <hes> as a prayer coin and what he says is if you buy this prayer coin and you hold it while you pray pray for donald trump and you pray to bless america. All of our collective prayers will be transmitted with the coin itself is is a fucking amulet mytalk mytalk. I mean that's that's what he's describing. He's describing an object that you put your energy into that then transmits that magical legal energy through the power of representation and focused thought which is magic. That's all magical practice. This is a cultist fuck. In how is this this on a conservative christian. Channel isn't the whole point of christianity that you're not supposed to pray to objects that you're not supposed to have idols that that the connection you god is either our director or through a religious leader and i think that might be a little bit of the point that both that article on the new thought movement in that <hes> this the valley derraza woman was making is that like napoleon hill is like kind of integral in sort of sneaking a colt thinking into modern in american christianity and why that's why some of this stuff has gotten so weird is because of his influence and guys like norman vincent peel which i think might mean that donald trump is technically an evil wizard so there's that information for you episode. That's all i got. It's really funny to prosperity gospel. Christianity is some of like simultaneously <hes> the coolest list most fusion christianity because it's basically magic but also some of the dirtiest most exploitative of of modern religion that we've ever seen which is just getting old people to give their money. It's indulgences. Essentially it's like give us the money and you you get to go to heaven <hes> yeah insult wilson with god for you but also you're putting in a word with god for yourself by giving money to this pastor who is already incredibly wealthy. It's frustrating to me because actual cult rituals and stuff are so much more fun like i'm not a believer in any of that but i have participated in some stuff with friends as of mine like weird ceremonies and stuff where like you're drawn over the floor and there's candles everywhere and people are like chanting and like you've got like people like baking like like blood into like wafer crackers and stuff in order to have like a sacrament and stuff like it's it's it's cool and weird and wacky makes interesting is that you have yeah like doc incense and candles and you get dressed up in special clothes and that's fun. That's all it's fun and it's also on purpose. It's to put you in a spiritual mindset or whatever yeah so. It's like the power of positive thinking and thinking rich are just <hes> that kind of like focussed thinking type behavior like casting a spell or whatever but without without all the fun stuff no robes yo candles an old fuss camera but he's taken acid yeah yeah it's it's bullshit if he had just included a paragraph that said i and if you take acid and fuck while doing all this and works even better nano fucking we'd be in a very different places country but we're not this this is. This is all very good evidence for why no one should ever go to business school yet. Don't go to business school. Just visualize a path for success and then you'll be rich yep. That's yeah don't jack awfully secret think about being successful. Don't learn how like the stock market works or like how to how to maintained payroll or like. Don't learn don't learn a trade. Don't don't learn a trade just primary useless a lot of stuff. Don't deliver get the money the and tell them they can do whatever they want to be. Yeah just just a gift in abandoned everyone in your life until you die. Penniless us <hes> that that's the napoleon hill method. I do like that. He's one of the only guys like this. We talk about who actually ends up without any fucking money because he was he was never good at any of this. He's a bad scammer you always but he's a bad stammer who got lucky. He's bad scammer who wrote one unsuccessful book and then found scammer who was better than him who helped him write a second more successful book and everything else he ever did was a rank failure and he was so dumb that he burned through all of his money as soon as he made it and that's basically all of the most powerful people in business business and politics all think of this guy as a hero yeah. It's it's amazing to think of like. It's amazing to think that somebody steering. The country thinks that the advice in thinking grow rich is good. It's very scary to me because at the heart like like we talked about the heart of prosperity gospel christianity is the idea that <hes> having money is both <hes> proof of god's blessing thing and proof that other people should give you more money. You know like those pastor. Prosperity gospel passers will say you know you need to give me money to prove that that god israel or that you love god or whatever the fuck to prove god and then they will also point to their riches as a sign that god loves them. The most god has blessed me up a lot of people gave all they're very poor. People gave you a bunch of money. You know god bless me and then the popular like you know oh. He does seem to be doing pretty good. He clearly god wants him to have money. Let's give them some money and may god happy. I mean it's it's a way of <hes> engendering a slave mentality party in in the working class <hes> that will then govern their whole lives and make people think that that they're not worth anything on their own. The labor is valuable. That money is not tied to labor. I mean to say like what marianne williamson says. Which is the labor theory of value is obsolete in the twenty twenty-first-century and we need to go to a vibrational theory of value or some crazy shit okay who who decides who decides how much vibration there is you know. Where's the fucking vibrations. That's part of what makes this also fucking dangerous in my mind. Is that <hes> like. It sounds harmless enough on its head especially when we're in this world we've got groups that are like literal nazis marching in the streets and people saying really hateful things talking about locking kids someone being like no. It's you know the labor theory of value doesn't mean it's it's all vibrations and if we vibrate more positively than that's going to we need to raise the consciousness of the poor in order so they won't be poor anymore. It's like no the poor because they fit into a capitalist system that requires the majority of people to be poor so that a very small percentage can be ultra rich yeah and that in it's an excuse excuse me i'm not gonna say. Marianne wilson feels this way because i don't know her opinion on social safety net but that logic can very easily can lead you to be like well no you shouldn't. We shouldn't shouldn't be giving services. We shouldn't be trying to provide homes for the homeless or food at the very least for them. We shouldn't be trying to like we should be helping them. Recently of our schools instead we should just you know we should just give them copies of napoleon hill book which if you're a rich asshole who wants to stay that way doesn't want anybody else to catch up you. You could do a lot worse than just handing out free copies of thinking grow rich to the people around you because it's a book. That's designed not even design because i think it was an accident because everything napoleon hill was smart enough to play in anything like this but it sure as hell works that way which is amazing anyway. I think that's the episode doesn't show blood. Yes our junior. Club your plug holes before we roll out. I oh i got. I got all my plug ables at. Hey surge in h. E. y. S. a. r. j. u. n. E. that's my website. That's my that's my instagram. <hes> you can follow me. I am a <hes> making some shows for means tv at means underscore t._v. An anti capitalist entertainment cooperative <hes> we're coming out with some shows <hes> in i'm twenty twenty so follow them on twitter and see season stuff. We met already and i'm robert evans. My self help book drinking grow sober. We'll be out <hes> this december so so please check it out. It's critical information for all of you. <hes> you can find me on twitter at i right okay. You can find this podcast on the internet behind the bastards dot com you can find us on instagram and twitter at at bastards pod by t-shirt public dot com. That's it fucking episode. I love about forty percent of you. It would not bother story that my daughter was. I'm katherine townsend host of the true crime podcast helen gone and i'm heading back to arkansas on a new case to find out what happened to jamie any ward on september ninth nineteen eighty-nine. There's no justice done. It hurts a lot of people. I listened to hell and gone. That's h. 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Napoleon Bonaparte: With Tawny and George

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Napoleon Bonaparte: With Tawny and George

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If you'd like any more details about what's going on behind the scenes check out our latest bonus episode of the dirty bits after dark catching up with Tony George and be sure you to stick around after the show for producer. PODCASTS shoutouts as well as coming attractions ooh exciting. So today we're talking about Napoleon Bonaparte apart who's hugely obscure. Nobody has ever heard of funny enough. I know very little about Polian. Never interested me so all I know is that he wasn't actually really that short and that he was dictator for a while in France. That's about it. Those are both true things. He wasn't that Short. He was average height. Yeah he was like five seven at the time that was like your average guy. Now that's a little bit shorter. I think five ten is average version so Napoleon Bonaparte Bonaparte. You was actually an Italian guy. Who got his start in the French military and worked his way up through the ranks during the French revolution until they ceased power as emperor of the entire country music? He was then after that he took over a good chunk of the rest of Europe until it collapsed in eighteen. Fifteen a lot of people already know he was pretty big important controversial a military guy. A lot of people already know he had a reputation for being into some weird sexual. She has no no. You didn't okay. Well you may also not know is he may have been the original Fedora wearing self-proclaimed nice guy with a massive chip on his shoulder. Those guys kind of the VIBE. I was getting getting reading a shit. What kind of a deal? I don't know a lot of disdain towards women. We'll find out more now like we were talking about. He's actually an Italian talion guy. He was born on a little island in the Mediterranean called Corsica and he was a big time nationalist who wanted an independent Corsica from France. Funny enough off. He was so into Corsica before he decided to take over the European continent he actually penned. A history of the island is a romance novel before he decided that writer. Life was not for him now. His family was minor nobility which meant their financial situation wasn't too shabby and therefore Napoleon had more opportunities than many people that were born on the island. So they were. The kings of Corsica is doing. They were doing pretty well. Fish while upon video total big fish small pond kind of a thing. Napoleon was supposedly a sweetheart until he turned two years. There's old which is when his mom brought the hammer down. He was really hyper so she exercise some firm discipline while lavishing affection and attention on his brother. Why would they do this so great? He wasn't Napoleon. Apparently okay. That's all it took. This may have been the start of his famous Napoleon complex because he responded by becoming more more aggressive and more approval seeking he even once said the future. Destiny of the child is always the work of the mother. Math at that ain't the truth on what is so. He's nine years old and he goes to school. In France eventually goes to military school on a scholarship after that now being from the island Corsica he only spoke. Doc Corsican and Italian and didn't start learning French until he was ten and despite becoming fluent language he had a really heavy accent and he couldn't spell. Oh Shit so the other kids would just bully him relentlessly and this only contributed to his dushi tendencies. So moral of the story. Don't bully the arrogant weird kid kid because next thing you know he'll start conquering her up. In the we have an emperor again he was also a great student. One Guy who did his examination said Napoleon and I quote has always always been distinguished for his application mathematics. He's fairly well acquainted with history and geography. The boy would make an excellent sailor so he goes to military Harry School and to his credit he finishes two years worth of work in one year because his finances were dramatically decreased. When his dad passed away Napoleon was in the military? A great time for ambitious kind of people. French Revolution was happening in full force opportunities for advancement those damn birds scooters. They're fucking everywhere. ooh Bit to ride one of those speakers. Conquer Europe things are kind of in the gutter. Napoleon becomes a war hero and general eventually cleans up these big ass wins against Russia Austria and the Holy Roman Empire until he becomes emperor France in his control over just about everything else also on the continent to huges profited from the chaos. Right he is. He's an opportunist really what I found really interesting about his rise to power is he didn't study his predecessors assessors he straight up just said just give me lucky generals because that means they're seeing an opportunity and they're going for it about two one on my team lucky generals which is agree point to bring up if you ever have the experience required for a job but not a degree ask for the dirty bits Polian got to set the scene and I got a paint a picture here of the sky because you know the whole point of the show we gotta Fedora Wary of her and his attitudes towards women and sex from what they gathered. Go Way back to his inferior already complexes from childhood he also may have had one foot in the closet. There's nothing definitively proven but Napoleon did say say that. Whenever he saw a good looking dude he would feel something? This is a quote I in the loins and then in another place I will leave on named talking about is is but that was what I was asked zooming. He had also been known for chastising. A classmate for being gained school while at the same time. Being on really good terms is with the gay deputy who ruled France while he was gone. So you combine now with how awkward misogynistic he seemed you might start to think. Maybe he was trying to keep his sexuality under under APPs or is this more English propaganda Austrian propaganda. This is more like directly from the source like quotes observations of those next next to him. That's why it's like security. Maybe statistics alone suggests the vast majority of people are on a sliding scale as far as gender preference goes so I'm assuming he was probably by whatever his sexuality was he was misogynistic and awkward. Never Either Germain Day style once asked. It's no Polian who he considered the best kind of woman. You responded she who has the most children because women were machines for making babies. WHOA quite the quote? Donald Trump tweet. Yeah and also pissed them off in regards to how involved women were during the French Revolution in his mind. Women didn't belong in the streets protesting getting getting shit done. They belonged in as he said the seclusion of the home while he was not a shy man he also believed that men always the final say when it came to marital rates. So I'm assuming he wasn't friends with Olympic Day Gouzer Mary Shelley probably not and as far as him. Being Awkward Goes Nineteenth Century French rider stall once wrote when a lady was announced he would request her without looking up from his work table to go and wait for him in bed later with a candle stick in his hand he would show her out of the bedroom and then promptly go back to his table to continue reading correcting and signing those unless decrees the essential part of the rendezvous had not lasted three minutes to dismiss these gallant visitors after a mere three minutes of his time to go on signing decrees and often without so much as in buckling his sword struck these ladies as an outrageous procedure mechanical right. It seems. He's very mechanical. Like he was just kind of like getting get out. You know it was route like to clean out his nose. Totally blow the ultimate bureaucrat. I feel like that is that the ultimate bureaucrat is the ultimate bureaucrat. Just like getting bogged down under the paperwork. I feel like he would have had them. Sign a release in an NDA before you sleep. What's Napoleon you gotta go down to the HR and get four five dash see one? He likes to know they did a bunch of paperwork. I did you fill out form. Cute ash one. Five nine eight Jess triplicate. Oh how did you save the pink copy for your records scares me filing system. So Napoleon lost his virginity when he was eat teen at the famed Palais royal a former royal palace. That sounds like it was turned into the Moulin Rouge Allen Nicole Kidman Crazy parties debauchery Galore and he was so fucking awkward. He went up to one of the prostitutes and was like damn. It's cold out tonight. I am so cold. Are you cold. No now that's good. So where'd you get your address. How'd you come to find yourself in Paris? How did you lose your virginity? See I was GonNa say normal questions will awkward up until that last one. That's Oughta beaten you prostitute right. You know it's like going. It's the same thing as like going up to your cashier and starting to chat them up. It's like I'm here for business. Let's go along so she's like doing this or not. Basically like she gets tired of beating around the Bush so they have sex and the next morning he writes about it in his journal. Like you mentioned. It was very mechanical. And he basically said had the sex not great gonNA keep trying like it was the science experimental way weird and supposedly. He didn't have a whole lot of luck in that arena until he met the woman who would become his wife Josephine Day Baron and they began their famous passionate and by all standards extremely unhealthy relationship shortly thereafter. The excited to hear about this. It's this is good stuff when these to get married Napoleon's twenty-six and she's a thirty two year old widow with a couple of kids that it seems like an odd pair. What was he like Emperor of fresh? Yeah he's like he's up there in the ranks this point. He's he's big big potatoes now. Josephine's husband had been executed excuted during the French Revolution. And she was savvy enough to get out of prison the hopeless some friends and in front of Napoleon because she was great at utilizing her connections. That's how how she made her way throughout life was just who she knew and making friends and getting her. She was very calculated very meticulous with everything. Good pair go calculating she was. I don't know that she was so mechanical but they they are kind of pot is we'll see over so biographer Andrea Steward. wrote in the rose of Martinique sneak a life of Napoleon's Josephine that she changed her appearance incessantly. Giving her lover's the illusion of infinite variety. She also understood the importance of the settings of her romantic encounters. She paid meticulous attention to the design of her bedrooms evident. The Rue sheltering and in later palaces multiplied supplied the images of their love and created the illusion of an orgy sexy so the couple finally meet and she introduces herself. Like hi I'm marie-josephe Rose Tauscher Deloitte. Rg but I just go by rose. It's such a pleasure to finally meet. You have heard so much about you and Polian goes. Your name is rose. Does I hate it. I'm calling you Josephine. From that moment on she went by Josephine. She's like okay. Feed it is just just a few days after their wedding. Quick skips parts of their. So they get married you get married and just a few days. After her wedding Napoleon Ryan leaves on a campaign. Now are awkward little scam. Napoleon had finally had his sexual awakening the much more experienced unlikely. Excellent Lover Lover Josephine. She probably was. She had a past as being a mistress. Yeah she knew she was doing bed. She's really good at it. Symposiums finally enjoying being sex. Good for him. I'm happy for him. Really good savings good for Stalin. Is Bill do campaigns. All the deaths of ten pounds L. Yeah Station. A lot of military campaigns have resulted in mass devastation. For a lot of people throughout the world is hues are pretty good too roussel figure whether or not it's like a horrible dictator. Oh yeah there's this one. Great Quote From The Wall Street Journal by Max Hastings and he says that Napoleon is controversial controversial because he thought of as either an enlightened despot who laid the foundations of modern Europe. Or instead a megalomaniac who rob greater misery than any man. Before the coming of Hitler pretty bad so you have these two and you know and he still studied today in military school in a strategy which I think is hilarious because his strategy was Surround myself with other people that have seen opportunity and have used it for their advancement. That was all he did. He was surrounded himself by good people. It's Business WanNa one so so I told you all about to tell you. This sexting is not a new thing back in the day you just had to use pen and paper to draw your little eggplant and peach emojis and pray to God that the mail carrier your didn't intercept anything because I'm sure was way more reliable back. Oh Oh it was. You'll find out how unreliable and actually was. Naturally you being away from your sick other is tough so the newlyweds wrote these incredibly Raunchy letters to each other like there is nothing on foreign. That could have prepared. Take these letters to hear a little excerpt sure. They just want to paint the picture though. I am more flushed reading these than I am watching the most absurd porn that you could imagine all right let me start out. December seventeen ninety five Napoleon. How can I rest anymore when I yield the feeling that master's my in most itself when I cough from your lips and from your heart a scorching flame? Yes one night has taught me how far you're portrait falls short of yourself. You start at midday in three hours. I shall see you again till then a thousand kisses meal dose. Am Y but give me none back for fourth. Set My blood on fire. That's not that Raj. I'm going to get there okay. Seventeen ninety six Napoleon a kiss on your heart and one much lower down much lower how happy I would be if I could assist you. You're addressing the little firm white abreast the adorable face the hair tied up in a scarf. Allah Creel and then someone like the race. Your stuff would say I'm GonNa be home in a few days. Don't take a shower shower. Because he was obsessed with like you don't have it. Sounds like you liked it. A little bit liked it a lot. He was obsessed like ripe. Yeah there's there's there's this one commercial from like decades ago and I think it was European I watched A. I've had exposure to a lot of television. So I'm not sure where this aired food because I have a hard time imagining would have aired in Puritan United States labor. But there isn't a Polian and he's in his tent on campaign and and he takes a piece of cheese and puts it over his nose and goes Josephine. I remember like I didn't get it at the time. Of course I but Through my research here again for this episode I stumbled across that commercial. Remember this Oh with again boost. The commercials was selling cheese. That's a weird commercial. I I thought it was a trip and a half. I was reading sticks at your by but I don't think it would have by that. She I I let girls and cheese after watching Ching that I'd wanted neither of them. He had a pet name for her downstairs. Mix Up the Baron Day Koeppen. Nobody knows why the hell he called her genitalia. That no clue and she did something something in bed called zigzags which is another mystery. As far as what the Hell Batman all these little code stuff that they had just like how people do now they have a little pet names so they have little acumen with at one time. It's super cute. But there's trouble in paradise. Napoleon's ladders also revealed that his wife didn't answer him quite as quickly as he would've liked so they'd have these gnarly arguments via snail mail until Napoleon. Here's Josephine had started hooking up with young men of the sexy variety we and so. He writes the super angry letter to her about her affair which the British intercept and then widely published embarrassed most British thing ever. It is Wilson same thing. People love publishing naughty letters in Britain. So it's hilarious military tactic. This was before Harriet. Ah this predated her. So Napoleon has this letter published with all of these intimate details about his personal life. What's going on with him and his wife and his marriage uh not stoked but he goes fine and he proceeded to have no less than twenty one affairs while he's on this campaign? Yeah Retaliation Plus Zero Frisk. I kind of assumed US already. You seem already that he's not going to be faithful to anybody. Comes with the territory. I'm not saying it's right. I'm saying the expectation you don't expect us is to be faithful. Maybe maybe maybe not like. Well that's what I wonder is. I'm not even Hitler but is there any royal person who has ever have been faithful. Is there any leader. That's ever been faithful. Is that just think Hitler was either. Yeah because we assume that just comes with the territory. Celebrity ruler ruler. Pick a lot of these guys to have one track minds. There's just so much shit like I can't imagine. Being any of these dictators sounds exhausted. You know there's pushes somebody constantly that need your attention it's like renting a business you're on you're on the clock time but it's a nation state which they run like businesses. Yeah that's the that's the mentality again. I'm not saying that's right but the mentality of these people is. It's their business so used to doing this. Mostly just to get back in her though. Yeah Yeah I think this is kind of retaliation fares before this. I think it was kind of like. She awoken that passion in him. He got obsessive over her. She was like chill l. out right and then he did it out of retaliation just because of the way that he approached sex before her that change after. Do you think it was mechanical. It was do you think I think with her was not mechanical. Would I think with the retaliation had a motivation. So that sex was going to be more. I don't even think intimates the right word but I'm not a forceful is not the word I'm looking for either. But I think he would have very aggressive sex because it's angry to speculating. That's total speculation. Relation he could have been from what I gathered. He was actually really good like as far as taking care of his mistresses go. He made sure when he was done dating somebody they yeah they were set up. Kids were taken care of. He legitimized a lot of his bastards to it really was he actually. That was something he was really passionate about with slake the father's role the man's role the husband's role in the home kind of a thing as misogynistic and backwards as he was for you know now with the knowledge that we have he was he he really did. Make sure that everybody was taken care of the time who's right he was he was. That was a stand up thing at the time to do to make sure your mistresses were paid. They were taking care of kids. Were taken care of when they were done dating. He made sure they got married to somebody. Reputable who could take care of them. Good people so in that regard standup guy so he is having all these affairs that resulted in several children. Like I said But the most interesting out of these he's tens of affairs was by far his relationship with Paulina for a now. Pauline husband actually brought her along on this campaign. The which you weren't allowed to do so. She was disguised in uniform and she was undetected amongst all these guys for fifty four days which is impressive. That is now Napoleon's in Egypt so they roll up and go to Alexandria where he's hanging out and the police finds out that there's an officer's wife in tow. So he reacts by going like. Hey Pauline stay here in Egypt with me while your husband goes back to France on this mission. I'm sending him on date so how Goes on this mission. He gets back. Haven Pauline get divorced like immediately and Pauline earned the nickname cleopatra from the scandal. The episodes and now a word from our sponsors back to the show so Josephine. Napoleon eventually meet up but their marriage marriage was short-lived. Unfortunately as Emperor Napoleon had to be concerned about producing an heir to the Throne Josephine for whatever reason introducing her. She couldn't get pregnant she was infertile. She had a botched abortion when she was younger. She was under a lot of stress with this. Who knows but she? She couldn't and get pregnant in Napoleon's careers best interest the couple decided to divorce so he could remarry and provide a shoe. Sounds like Napoleon tied to move they were org however both really broken up about it and they cried during the doors. Proceedings and Josephine was very dutiful about the whole thing. Like she's recorded. You're saying with the permission of my dear an August husband. I declare that no longer preserving any hope of having children to satisfy the political need for an Air Erin France I proudly offer him the greatest proof of love and devotion ever given to a husband on this earth and pulling himself was devoted to her for the rest of her life and he allowed her to keep her very much beloved living quarters that Chateau and she continued to have have a nice life for the most part when he found out she died some years later when he was in exile and he was remarried and all that he locked himself in his bedroom for two days and wouldn't come out and when he died years and years and years later supposedly the very last thing he said was her name. He said just being I I think he really loved her Rosebud. Joseph e need drops the snow an appalling ended up remarrying marie-antoinette's great niece the nineteen year old Austrian. Marie Louise and she wasn't too pleased with the arrangement. Considering during her great aunt had her head lopped off in France and Napoleon had been leading big ass military campaigns against her country for years and years. So Marie Louise said and I quote just just to see the man would be the worst form of torture so not stoked on Napoleon. But she doesn't really have a choice so she now she gets her that all she was. Yeah difference it does matter like sorry. Well sorry not sorry there. It wasn't all that bad though. Fortunately for her. That's a rarity as far as arranged Rome heritage's go most of the time. They're not very pleasant but after their wedding. Napoleon seemed to grow on her a little bit. She wrote a letter to her father saying you know he loves me very much. I respond to his love sincerely really. There's something very fetching very eager about him. That is impossible to resist weird athletics on your dad throwing that out there now maybe. I don't think it's that graphic graphic loves me very much. I respond to his love sincerely so I really do like I. There is something very fetching and very eager about him that it's impossible to resist Seattle bike gutter because the chef probably most people. Oh I think times like right with that really totally mean letters were very passionate really took their time. It's not like yeah all this was gonna be something that you had to send out. They were going to get it in six weeks. It's like you're actually absolutely put a lot of ha ha. I would imagine it would be something more. Because of the way it wasn't a quick text message it would be something like that is amused me. Far greater than any parlance that has ever been uttered to this time flowery flowery language through unfortunately for Napoleon and likely fortunate for the rest of Europe. Things started falling apart around this time that he did remarry which was like eighteen. O Seven eighteen tennis Portugal Spain called Britain. Like Hey I know you guys are sick of this shit as we are right. Why don't you help us revolt against this? Napoleon guy and Britain's like Oh yeah for sure really sick of it. We got you so Russia Prussia and Austria area followed suit in the following years Napoleon abdicated by eighteen fourteen about he saw what was going He was exiled to this isolated slated island in the South Atlantic and the Bourbon Dynasty. Some random nuts people was put back into power in France. He died at the age of just fifty one. Under mysterious circumstances stances some say he died of stomach cancer or an ulcer which makes sense with all the stress that he must have been experiencing in. His Dad died from stomach cancer too but some say ah he was poisoned. Fifty one could either poison cut. It makes sense look. Did you have silos of Subba cancer before. Well I mean the Guy Hi could not have been in the best health either though after everything that was going on that stressors military campaigns back to back to battles relief since he was twenty two two. That's true well everything just fell apart. He just lost everything. Everything you've worked for the annoying. That's a lot of stress for a long time drew or it's a lot of poison poisoned. It is still unclear to this day. And it seems like every biographer and historian has a different opinion on the matter. Okay Agra so Napoleon's dead after seeing just the doctor comes in to do the autopsy now for some reason it was a thing at the time to take off body parts of the corpses just the right place right time. You're in the military or a doctor was kind of like a trophy. You'd take a piece of the body eighty so this doctor is like all right. Looks good can take his heart get stomach definitely taken. His Dick Really wanted to preserve that one Here's how the story goes so. Allegedly the doctor gave Napoleon's little guy and I mean little guy is said to have only been an inch and a half but I'm not sure if we're taking shrinkage get into account. He's the cold right so the doctor gives a little guy a little napoleon to a priest who smuggles at back home to Corsica where where did he smuggled it. How did they smoke? That was information I was not privy to. The priest is killed in some bizarre Mediterranean than that uh-huh those and the priests family keeps Little Polian until nineteen sixteen just gets passed down through the family. Really you're kidding I could be sixteen. Nineteen sixteen this is the story from the family. It's like how my dad dies all right. Great Wall to fish in the family heirlooms you ever read about glass case of the battle. It has a case. You're you're kidding. So nineteen sixteen collector purchases it. It was actually put on display in nineteen twenty seven and it had this cute little leather box that it traveled in and the thing is though it has this beautiful container. Nobody thought to preserve of the penis. So it ends up just being air dried if you're familiar with flesh and air drying mall beef Jerky. Yeah that's kind of what it's been described as it's kind of beef jerky looking one Guy Bob it great you know no formaldehyde. Nothing like eleven square looks y eight cylinder Silvery One guy had said I want to say it was like an MPR in the NPR article. But he's like I've seen sperm whale penis. I've Seen Chihuahua Pena's Pena's I ever seen a penis come out looking this bad of shape not involved directly alright. Urologist eventually ended up with it and then it passed it onto his daughter after he died. And that's who has it now like living now yet. She's alive now and she has the peanuts. How do we know they delayed us? The indeed. Maybe you're one step ahead of me as you often are. It's never been photographed. Only ten people alive today have ever seen it AMCOL bullshit. The French government doesn't even acknowledge its existence and so of course they have refused to do any. DNA testing French the government. It's been long enough and their French like really. That's uncouth thing. That's too much where you draw the line France so we don't even know if it's Napoleon's holiest however we are sure that is a penis due to the magic of x Ray Technology. It's definitely a pianist. Don't know who's pianist. It is kind of what I'm leaning towards the meantime Napoleon peanuts. DNA is now in my google alerts and I eagerly the await the day that we find out junk is supposedly currently valued at approximately one. Hundred thousand dollars no she nope the urologist just daughter who has it. Has it very under wraps only ten people I've ever seen but it is valued at one hundred thousand dollars. Yeah it is and that's the dirtiest bits of Napoleon's history sounds like a total fedora. Nice Nice guy although he was tweets. misters this big time white night but he just had the ability to actually take care of them and I think that's probably the case with so many people. Those Fedora Oren types white really shit door. You were if Dora whenever you should probably take it all that really hard four people you know. He was really sweet until his mom interfered. Always comes back to parenting. But he must have been a terror if they say he was really nice. It was to two years sold. And then he was hyper and go out to play in the yard for listening. Love bugs if you have any comments questions agents or corrections we'd love it if you share them with us by emailing tawny at tiny voice dot com. You can also hit us up on twitter at the dirty BITs pod or on instagram at dirty bits. PODCAST podcast or in our facebook group. The dirty bits chat and comedy. 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134 - Napoleon MF'n Bonaparte!

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134 - Napoleon MF'n Bonaparte!

"Legendary French emperor Napoleon motherfucking Bonaparte s- that is the man we're talking about today. An important stork will figure who knew he would be an important store can figure he wants wrote histories a set of lies that people have agreed upon even when I'm gone I shall remain in people's minds the star of their rights. My name will be the war cry of their efforts the motto of their hopes. Dude, had no shortage of confidence which is part of why he became the namesake of the Napoleon complex a complex characterized by overly aggressive or domineering social behavior carries the implication that such behavior is compensatory for the subjects stature nailed that word that complex is also known as little man syndrome and short man's complex and little fella. Baby feet. Affliction? I I did make up that last one. But ironically, the pull in was not short more on that later short taller average, the do left. His Mark on the history books in a big way as a military. Commander Napoleon fought and won more battles than almost anyone else. In history. His campaigns are still studied in military academies today. He was a strategical genius. He also helped discover the Rosetta Stone, and he was directly responsible for doubling the size of the United States Bonaparte even came up with the system of odd addresses on one side of the street and even addresses on the other the Poland's life is actually so we'll documented it seems that only God has more books written about him than Napoleon. But with all this coverage. There's there's a great deal of divisiveness. Should he be remembered as good or evil Napoleon might best be remembered for his temperament he was arrogant, and cruel, but also incredibly charismatic and able to inspire both his troops and the imaginations of his followers he had a gift for leadership, and despite the vast amount of literature dedicated to Napoleon, the former emperors life is shrouded myth mostly because his many many enemies didn't want to give him credit for his victories. And also because Napoleon himself was shrewd propagandist who loved to minimize his failures. He was always mindful of his legacy. Understood the power of myth building. He would write and publish articles about himself that were sometimes the exact opposite of what had historically happened. He believes his destiny was to be a God king and fuck the haters dude would crush it today on social media. He knew how to fake it till you make it how to control the narrative had a control perception order to project the reality to you want to be known for for this, very French suck. We're going to look at the many reasons why Napoleon is still a household name across the globe over two hundred years after his death. The polling is sometimes called the father of modern Europe. He streamline legal codes across the continent. Shook up politics fight for religious tolerance reshape the world and his life is our folks today on this historical European edition of time suck. Happy Monday time suckers, you glorious meets acts. Thanks for ten in this week gathering of the cult of the curious. Do you have your robes on? Do you get your ceremonial swords in hand? Have you made your sacrifice to pray delusive FINA to be spared? Her tricks and the helped instead of harmed. Have you left out a bowl of good boy trades for bojangles praise him? Okay. Good said your background music to triple m yacht. 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Anyway, Napoleon stay focused comments Bonaparte, rightly or wrongly compared to other tyrants in that light is viewed as kind of a Hitler esque kind of sociopath guy who declared himself kind of God king more times than you would like to see in a humble will adjust. It man of the people type ruler on the Polian preferred to. He was he was following in the footsteps of Julius Caesar Alexander. The great other guys who are who are a little light on humility to other guys would make great sucks, by the way, regardless of whether you think he was evil or think he was a hero or some mixture of both which is usually where we find the truth his historical significance cannot be overstated. We're gonna follow the timeline of his life and chievements for the most part, but we will take some time to delve into his romances the French revolution. How his battle with Haiti completely altered the trajectory of our world. The point is is a crazy example of what one single person can do in a lifetime, really mind blowing. If you focus on that aspect in this story, one person born like anyone else one sold trapped in the same fragile mate. Sex skin is the rest of us who wasn't preordained for greatness. You know, the universe. Didn't tap him on the shoulder when he's like, you all you gotta do is coast, bro. You're just gonna fucking dominate. Nope. You know, and then he led a life. That would significantly changed the lives of millions and millions and millions of people. So fascinating. You know, the people who so many instances could have just given up could've stopped when things got really tough or just never started in the first place, but they didn't they just kept making shit happen. Just force of will right forces of nature disguises, everyday people Napoleon lived during a tumultuous time when Europeans were murdering each other. For liberty committing coups fighting with the church and in France, quite literally chopping a lot of people's heads off Viva LA revolution. And he somehow kept his own head on his shoulders despite fighting fighting fighting fighting and fighting some more now, let's hop into our time suck time line and see how lazy we will feel about what we've accomplished by comparison at the end of this episode fucking Napoleon. Wrap on those boots soldier marching down. A time sucker time line. Napoleon was born Napoleon day. One OPA always fifteen seventeen sixty nine in a yucca Corsica. It was a fourth of eleven children of Carlo Bonaparte and Leticia Roman Lino just three months before Napoleon's birth. Actually, you know what I see fourth of love. I think it was actually a eight kids. So I'm a there. There's a lot of conflicting sources so pas on the eleventh perhaps that it's gonna come up and a little bit and go with what I'm going to say here soon, just three months before Napoleon's birth to French had NFL Corsica with military force. And then his father, a member of a noble Italian family, which I think is interesting I need know that about Napoleon the actually has a talion heritage as opposed to French really when you get down to his father remain on good terms with the French when he took over Corsica and Napoleon would describe his entrance into the world this way. Into Zia, by way of my models of Jonah, almost suffocated whom I v was twelve four time on my Moses bawdy Bozen, I did not die. My mother's nipple was placed in my mouth and is sold opponent, haughtily and flies. My mobile's. New. No. You didn't talk that. I talked it makes you feel happy. If he did he's that I was born in Corsica or as one when Corsica was perishing thirty thousand Frenchmen spewed onto our shores, drowning the throne of liberty and waves of blood the cries of the dying the groans of the oppressed, and tears of despair surrounded my cradle from the hour of my birth. No short on drama, this guy, all Napoleon drama pants on polio's parents Carlo and Latisha considered minor aristocrats. They own multiple homes address like silly hat wearing assholes which was customary at the time. They look like uncomfortable powder dolls the prep time for leaving the house back then must have been in saying multiple clothing layers wigs make up a lot of time spent in the mirror practicing, looking snooty and above everything Napoleon's parents look boozy, but they actually weren't that wealthy with eight kids that Bonaparte families struggled to keep up appearances the struggle helped developed Polian. Ideals about meritocracy. Let the past be open to talent. He would say the pinnacle of his power. I do love that thought America Crecy very hard to actually implement. But theoretically, I think the best way to run a country or run a business, right? Let each employment position be filled by the most talented applicant measure Napoleon actually did that. We'll look at that later. He seemed to go on to create more of a who has kiss my ass the hottest autocracy, but I like to. It's Corsica was an impoverished island nation. Well, before the French took over it's located in the Mediterranean between Italy and France with a population between one hundred and two hundred or one hundred thousand one hundred twenty thousand inhabitants court Corsicans had seen their fair share of invading armies, excuse me over the centuries from Romans and Moore's to Genoese, the core skins had fought many battles. And they'd won a lot of them. But France developed into one of the world's most modern armies and the Koreans were easily brought under the French flag in seventeen sixty nine again the year of Napoleon's birth prior to the French takeover. Corsica had enjoyed a brief fourteen years of independence after seceding from the Republic of Genoa independent in an independent nation, primarily located in the northwestern in peninsula's coast prior to Genoese rule Corsica had belonged to the carcinogens Cartha Carthaginians. I think as I say that Romans Greeks and others during his long history of human civilization, according to the ancient fifth century. ABC Greek historian Herodotus the world's original historian, at least when we know about the Phoenicians originally settled the island sometime prior to the fifth century BC a lot of people been there for a long time. The French take over the many courses can rebels who identified Moore's Italian French fled to the mountains where we continue to fight on for years against French occupation. The police parents did not join that fight when the time came for them to fight or submit Napoleon's father decided he was best for similar assimilation with new French rulers. He put on you know, some of their sweet powdered wigs, but on some silver buckled shoes cheeses, drink their wine. And for this Napoleon, never forgave, his father, he considered. His father's decision betrayal to the Corsican people, which is pretty ironic. I think for one of the greatest French nationalists in history to be mad at his dad for bowing down to the French. But you know, in the polling, was course to conversed Frenchman second HILI HILI really loved France when he was running it Napoleon's dad was born. March twenty nine seventeen Forty-six and I watch go Corsica in seventeen sixty four Carlo married Latisha. And after getting a lot of degree from the university of PISA. He would go on to practice law and be elected to the Corsican assembly who'd be an assessor to the Royal court for a yacht show. Still the biggest city on the island with about seventy thousand people and Carlo dreamed big for his kids. He put a lot of ambition and children who was his dream that his his kids will be recognized as nobles in the French system. Many years later when Napoleon was crowning himself. The first emperor of France had seen a millennium. He did say to his brother Joseph Bonaparte, if only our father could see us now. And he said probably some French equivalent of like, yeah, we did a, bro. Fucking shit, bro. I'll Carlo into Polian relationship was rocky the future, emperor, adored and admired his his mother. Oh, mother Latisha Latisha was born in August twenty four seventeen fifty also. And I got yo she was simple frugal in her taste devout and thoughts you help binder children to the life. Of course, IKA as a mother she was without equal. He said he praised her strength and toughness and said all of his success is from her Napoleon also oddly described his mom as not being the most physically attractive woman saying, quote, she had the head of a man on the body a woman. That's great. I'm sure mom loved that. That's exactly what every mother and just relax prove it. Every woman in general wants to hear you can't go wrong with compliment like that. My mother is a wonderful woman has a big immediate head of a man owns the body of the woman. She has a how you say butter face. It is God a place the hairy lumpy head of lumberjack. All's the body of a bikini model. She gave birth to eight children was actually pregnant thirteen times back. When medicine was was basically chanting in washing your hands and slap it on some leeches. Maybe that's how she got that man head or maybe Napoleon meant the mind of a mand. Maybe some kind of chauvinistic compliment back when nobody challenge chauvinism like many families John history, especially before the advent of birth control. The goal of the Bonaparte was the kick out as many kids as humanly possible keeping up with the Joneses used to involve just shoot now babies until your vagina waved. White flag. Teaser was champion birther her child bearing hips just pumped out Joseph in seventeen sixty eight Napoleon in seventeen sixty-nine Lucian in seventeen seventy five Lisa in seventeen seventy seven Louis in seventeen seventy eight Pauline seventeen eighty Caroline seventeen eighty two. And and Bob in seventeen eighty four knows it was Giral in seventeen ninety four. Napoleon's been is I nine years in Corsica do normal things you'd expect a a possible budding psychopath with the God complex to do bullying. His teachers crushing enemies declaring himself the first head of his family. And and and and I think it's safe to say that neighborhood pets may have steered clear this dude, I don't resource to say he was cruel to animals, but it feels like he was a guy who probably kicked dog or twos. A kit. And on the web, you'll find a lot of things talking about how he wasn't terribly fond of cats, which is actually not true his nephew who become Napoleon. The third was afraid of cats and over time this feline fear became attributed to Napoleon the first bucket telephone game. That's what happens never to get the same name Napoleon. Excel does mad mass as a kid who's a mathematical talents that Matha those math skills later. Help military strategizing he was considered domineering. Not a great trait for for a young boy. As a student, but awesome. Awesome trade for somebody with emperor ambitions, some of his if his teachers recommended that he joined the military throughout his early schooling. And that's exactly what would happen. Bonaparte began his military training at the age of eight after reading about Napoleon's earlier. It sounds like he he was practicing bayonet moves at recess while other kids were sticking gum into their desks. Little Napoleon was probably formulating kickball strategies using sons whose art of war of the world is is pretty lucky didn't have bombs and planes or the earth might look very different right now. We'd we'd have he would have just taken all over. We'd have flat Napoleon IRS telling us about an ice wall. Circling Napoleonic era. During the winter of seventeen seventy eight will America's still celebrate new station status and figuring out how to run a country and celebrate fourth July with sparklers little nine year old Polian leaves Corsica to be educated at a private military academy in France known as Bryn it was his father Carlo who managed to get Napoleon scholarship. Napoleon could hardly speak French corps skins at the time. Still spoke Italian and the French kiss made fun of him, which I'm sure added fuel to his fire. Right. His desire to one day rise above them. All he certainly field his pride and course, can heritage and Bonaparte had said at that time to have dreamed of liberating his homeland. He's been five years in brianna before he was able to go back home. And of course, go for a visit. That's fucking crazy to me at nine at night. I think it would have broken me a dine. How does that has not not make you a little cold hearted? When nine years old. You're just you're taking away for your family. You don't get to see for five years. I mean, we're all familiar with like a mama's boys when I was nine. Was grandma's. Boy, the sun rose and set on sweet grandma Betty Saturday. Sleepovers grandma's house every Saturday Night Live ice cream. WWF wrestling with grandpa, Portland Napoleon had grandparents do it was shipped off nine years old when anybody that he knew for five years man for so much harsher in centuries past no way, I would send Cuyler in Monroe anywhere along with a few weeks. Maybe I'm just emotionally weak. But it makes me sad. A little bit seventy four the police. Fifteen years old. He's promoted to the Royal Military academy in Paris powdery this operation, God king. You know, really kind of gets put in motion. He he he begins his military academy life. There's a second lieutenants when he starts his apprenticeship at the best in the best r Tillery unit artillery. I think I add people say at an extra syllable in there. The best artillery instead of artillery unit in the French army the following year and Napoleon is just sixteen. There's some trouble at home. His father dies of cancer on February twenty four th seventeen. Five Napoleon misses a ton of schoolwork in the wake of his father's death and ended up graduating forty second out of fifty eight students. Not great. However, he he did still become the first course again to ever graduate from the French military academy pretty great, and he was considered an expert at citing a gun, and it deploying troops. Maybe even a little more. Great. So we handled it throughout Bonaparte early military career. He feared that coming from underprivileged roots, the not coming from a noble family or noble enough would prevent him from promotion into the higher ranks of the military that he desired at the time pretty much only French nobles made at the top of the military feeling uncertain about his military future. He briefly lost focus on military domination and for a little time dreamed of becoming a famous. Author instead, and he would actually go on to write a short story, of course, IKA and also a romance novella that would not be published until after his death called zone and Eugenie it currently has four to five stars and Amazon. If you want to check it out, I previewed it to me, it looks absolutely fucking terrible. But but maybe like another talking about revolution killing in the name of. Yes. If we're not for the French revolution. We would probably not know the name Napoleon Bonaparte his romance. Now it wasn't deck. The French revolution made his rise to power possible. The French monarchy it civil wars and political violence erupting everywhere. It was also fighting basically every other nation in Europe at the same time France was able to pull this is one of the world's most advanced nations at that time. It was quite wealthy and powerful and the time of king Louis the sixteenth and Queen Marie Antoinette. But it was also terribly unstable and heads would soon literally roll seventeen ninety two. At the age Twenty-three Napoleon took a leave of absence from the French military to travel back to Corsica while he was away. France continued to terrorize itself dirt visit imperative Peres to pull in witnessed French riders. Storm the castle make Louis the sixteenth whereas silly hat and defeat by August. The king had been to throne Napoleon understood the rapidly changing order of France in Europe. And he wanted to be part of it saw opportunities to start with yet its sites on a set on on rising to local power via some Corsican politics. Napoleon becomes a tenant, and of course, can national guard sales home rally, some pro French troops on the island. He was no longer course can nationalist after spending years of shouted in France. And he fights against the governor. Of course, IKA Felipo Tonio, plus qualley -oday Poway boyhood hero of his nother dude with way too long a fucking name. God now one Greg Smith in this story and lay kicked Napoleon's fucking ass. And. Polian. Supporters were exiled didn't go as well as he'd hoped start off your while. They're home was being sacked by the locals and defeat. Napoleon? His mother three brothers and three sisters took their belongings got on a boat sailed away Napoleon's first time being kicked out of the country for life. And it wouldn't be last nother. Interesting moment, this story to me Napoleon has just been kicked out of his beloved home-country for life. Right. The fight has caused his family his home. He's twenty three. I'm guessing his mom and siblings are a little unhappy. You know with what he's done just what the fuck Polian. You've ruined our tire lives. What can you play? Nice with the governor. We could be on our sweet little island watching a beautiful Corsican sunset, right? Drink some sort of sweet Corsican beverage, which for some reason in my mind is Capri sun. We could not be homeless. Now, you fucking moron. Lot of people would have folded in that situation or at least given up having insane ambition, right. I think a lot of people would have just been like shit. Okay. I gotta do. I gotta do now to make sure the family has enough. Survive a scale at back, but a lot of people don't have the steel will of Napoleon motherfucking Bonaparte. Yeah. Liking hate this guy being this episode. You cannot deny oh, man. Just the willpower. It's incredible to me on June tenth seventeen Ninety-three Napoleon with barely any money or possessions is life in shambles rejoins, the French army France was still fighting, but the king Queen and thousands of nobles political leaders and clergy had already lost their heads. Great opportunities. Yeah. We're we're to be taken right now. There's a lot of turmoil in France in seventeen ninety three the Jaakko bins were the most extreme of the various revolutionary groups at the time to their leader Maximilien Robespierre had become friends as temporary ruler. As head of what was called the directory among his first decisions was to suspend the French constitution and under his rule, you know chop a lot of heads off the battle between democracy and monarchy is full in full swing over two hundred fifty thousand people. Would lose their lives in the French revolution. And we'll look further into the into that in a bit for now. Let's let's continue with Napoleon rise to power back to. Yes. So seventeen Ninety-three Bonaparte now twenty four year old officer in the French army sent to southern France in December to take back from the allied troops. The French port of LAN harbor the allies consisted that time of troops from Britain Spain Naples, Sicily Sardinia, French loyalists, the French army consisted of around thirty two thousand troops the allies had about twenty two thousand soldiers, plus thirty seven British ships, thirty two Spanish ships and a few others. And while young Napoleon was not the highest ranking officer when he arrived historians noted. It was obvious. He was the superior officer in terms of military, mental might some stories go as far as saying the other officers into lawn were completely inept compared to Napoleon. He began to lay out a strategy to retake the fort his superiors were initially skeptical of the plan until another. For more qualified officer came in looked at it. And basically said oh shit. Oh shit. This good this good. We work with this. Oh, give me a rock hard war Boehner right now. And they went with the police method in the enforce allied. Soldiers were killed at least ten of the British navy ships were destroyed while an anchor to save the rest of their fleet the allies retreated the French lost about two thousand soldiers in a number of their own ships. But they won they won the battle. Napoleon himself was wounded in the leg by a bayonet. But but victory again was his his plan worked and a little fame started his bread is him being the the hero of the day in this this battle, and I find it interesting that he he clearly didn't just plan the battle and then sit back and watch the fighting. I mean that doesn't happen. If you get wounded in leg with a bayonet. An unnamed sergeant of the Royal Irish Regiment, fighting on behalf of the British was the person who stabbed him dude was a musket lengths away. And since the polling didn't die that day. I'm guessing that do did sources don't say, but it's pretty easy to infer that game. It can you imagine having that life experience guy running at you in the heat a battle. There's muskets firing by the thousands cannons firing continually from the surrounding land from the ships out in the harbor. You can literally smell the gun powder. The blood and the air smokey from all the firing, right? You can hear the desk screams of hundreds of men, and then some mother fucker is charging you with a bayonet runs it into your leg. No. I was not nice. It's way today. Right. Breaking off fucking Jackson the fate. Whatever the intensity, I've never had an experience in my life. That is five percent as intense as the experiences. He must have had just that one day. The battle of two harbor Mark police first victory on the battlefield despite not technically being in command guaranteed advancement up the ranks right now. He makes it to bridge. Dear general to long harbor will be his first encounter with England nappy as last English going to be real thorn in his side, the people of England get to know. And now start to start to hate Napoleon. His name would eventually be used as kind of the name of a bogeyman to scare British children. Their newspapers went up trolling him constantly after Napoleon later commissioned paintings that depicted him as a Roman God like, you know, war-leader the British cartoonists would would portray him as small and weak in that works. So well, the British were so good at their propaganda. That is why so many people think you short still today when in all actuality who was a little above average in height for his time part of the complication regarding his height and part of why some people also thought he was short is the French and British used at different measurement system at the time. And polling in the French system the way that they would measure things just a little bit differently. He would he'd be listed as five to. But that wasn't five to in today's version of five two inches. It would've been actually a lot closer to five five or five six which is short by today's standards. You know, I think Joe Paisley's actually like four eight or something like that. But it was it was average average for the time average for the time little above average, actually. Crazy their propaganda was affective over two hundred years ago that many still believe it today. I pay. Are you listen out there? I feel now I feel how what do you like what do you like five you're taller? He's five nine he signed yet. Okay. All right. They they're propaganda was so effective over two hundred years ago, and he's still believing today, which is why we research this shit. Right. Right. He this is why it's important to dig into stories. Find out if what you believe in Intel another's your whole life is actually true or not. And what we learn here time and time again time suck if you're like we love when you send in your corrections. But sometimes it's actually the resist many children of that. And sometimes there's a tone of like, how could you miss that? Because there is history is not there wasn't like some objective arbiter of truth out there being like, this is exactly what happened. It's people riding with different agendas. You know, think about the media today? How polarized how slanted is on both sides. And how how manipulative and I feel like, you know, it's always just been that way. So man gotta gotta dig a second hard to get a higher percentage of truth on October fifth seventeen ninety five to Poland got a chance to earn. A bit of trust from the French directory. The five member council now in charge of the chaotic French government. He was called into repel an attack by thousands of angry royalists people wanted the royalty back in charge and national guardsmen who were against the new revolutionary government because yeah, France was a fucking dumpster fire of a country in seventeen ninety five chaos and right after fighting the British in his Spanish Napoleon now ask to fight his own people. And he does with gusto. The man was not above brutality on the battlefield even when it came to his own people in this case, he was dealing with the protesting French mob. And he decided that the best way to kind of quell, the mob would be to fire cannons into the crowd, and he killed around one hundred people with a single round of cannon blasts. And that ended the uprising they were like, okay shit. Right. Didn't know you will take it that far. Also did not make him popular amongst common presence, as you can imagine imagine something today, you mentioned that the White House like all right enough fucking fire in the vital role of kittens against protestors. My started revolution. But the people protesting that moment like, okay. Okay. We're we're fine. We'll leave. The directory rewards him by making him now full general and commander of the army of the interior. Napoleon later recalled the they put the matter in my hands and then set to discuss whether or not I had the right to repel force by force. Do you intend to wait until the people give you permission to fire at them? You have appointed me, and I am compromised. It is only fair that I should do the business. My own way on that. I left the lawyers to drown themselves in their own. Flood of words and got the troops on the move. And I lived does motherfuckers up. He didn't say that last part. But that's to me where the quote was going. He wrote his brother with e sentiments he said the enemy attacked us. We killed a great many of them. Now. All his quiet. I could not be happier. He didn't he didn't feel bad. It only twenty six years old. The Polian had gotten project God king back on schedule three years after being kicked out of Corsica having his family home taken from him. He's now charge of the French army. Right. He didn't he didn't let that shit. Slow him down a bit before we delve further into Poland's rise to power, many, exciting tragic and bloody wars you'll will embark on with basically all of Europe and beyond. 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They just traveled to one more of a one way we're gonna find out the future emperor had to be a very patient fabir as did a lot of people back, then his romantic life considered. Mainly of two wives and third engagement. He also had some mistresses, but maybe not as many mistresses other successful and powerful Frenchman because it was reported that a lot of women found him a little off putting his second wife Archduchess, Mary Louise is believed to have said something to the effect that the mere sight of him would be the worst form of torture. So, you know, did wasn't for everybody, which I take it believe I get that his first wife Josephine well-known aristocrat in Paris. She was embodiment of of French party culture, like old timey Perez Hilton Josephine was six years older than the in already had two teenagers by the time they met so like older Perez Hilton. He was he was immediately smitten with her she didn't think he was completely repulsive. At least not initially. He was powerful and persistent, and she ended up marrying him Josephine was the widow of another revolutionary Alexander day bull Arnie who had been imprisoned and beheaded as so many people were at that time, by way of the guillotine. She was also arrested in prison. And almost beheaded escaped with her head when the French revolution's reign of terror ended Josephine met Napoleon in seventeen ninety five. She was already the mistress of a man who's arguably the most powerful Frenchman in England Paul Francois Jean Nicolas Borras, really hope that son of a bitch. Didn't insist on a being addressed by his full name. These these guys just call you Paul Newman. Oh, you Macomia Paul trough wall who so Nicolas Jacques, but us asshole. And then randomly this, dude. Encouraged Napoleon to marry his mistress super weird to me just you know, how does that? How does that happen? Hey, do they man. I can't talk to you. Good talk to you get real with you for a second. Look lowbrow tired of bang and his chick on the side. All right. Is there anyway, you could please marry her? So I can get her off of my dick. I don't know how that happens. So what sort of husband was Napoleon? I will. He certainly traveled a lot for work with those concrete such he also wrote a lot of interesting love letters as you'll see in a moment. Josephine would go on to create a number of public scandals for Napoleon excessive partying, a very public affair with another officer early in the marriage. He May June polling may have convinced her to shorten her name, which is kind of a weird thing. But he clearly didn't control her Josephine was was also a bit on the fiscally irresponsible side and by a bit. I mean instead of buying some expensive shoes she would buy one of the most lavish palaces in France. Furnished it with gold everything then buy expensive shoes. Josefina Napoleon were married in a civil ceremony on March nine seventeen ninety six two days later, Napoleon deploys war, and then he would write to her often. And it is some creepy ish should ever, partly because of the actual words. He writes could be the translation to be fair, partly because of his massively wavering, emotions and mainly because keep this in mind newly. Josephine is not answering any of these letters. Just so weird to be abused. Keep fighting over and over, and they don't get back to them like you ever you ever dated somebody. And then and then you end it, and then have them continue to text you. It's so sad. Every time it gets creepy. When like after months, you know, you look at the text thread. It's this long insane series of just unanswered messages, which doing sexy just thinking about you. We should meet up soon. Nothing. No reply nothing for a week. Hey, saw you were just in Kansas City. I was I was out of the week before L O L anyways, just thinking to you hope you're well nothing for like a month. Hey, you wanna see queens age? I know you love him. I have an extra ticket hit me up. Nothing like two months and just a series of drunk texts late one night so fucked up he'd never get back to me, you could at least say high fifty minutes later. I thought you read my message text me back asshole, thirty minutes there. Fuck you, you're so dead to me in two days that are hey sorry about the other night to which you know, I get LL hope you well. And just not for months. This thing happened. No part of me understands. Why people do that if they're not writing if you're listening if they're not writing new back from move on move on with your life? It's over Oregon's if that doesn't work for you take some solace in the fact that Napoleon was just as two nations and creepy as you are. Remember that romance novel Napoleon wrote it was a fictional account of his life with a with a previous lover, a former fiance, disarray, Terry apparently, read something like the following snippets of his correspondence with Josephine in one letter Bonny Bonaparte rights, I hope before too long to cross you in my arms and cover you with a million keys in as Zo beneath the acquit. Beneath the equator million cases. I think he's thinking about going down. I think it's what he wants to do. Right. In a different letter as he's begging her to join him in Milan. He says Shelby alone off alway come. Oh, come on you. You are going to be here. Not me in my own. It's own my breasts on my mouth, take wing and com. Coma. Kiss on your heart and one mush down Loa much Loa. He for sure wants Downer. Can't wait for that cuddling much lower down. Maybe he wants to toss her salad. I don't know. Maybe he maybe he's looking for that back pussy. Yikes. By the way, rim jobs at the end of the eighteenth century. No, thank you that does not appeal to me on any level. I mean they had bass, but they didn't have touch. Our didn't have antibacterial soap. And they didn't have Brazilian waxes. Another letter reads, how happy I will be faculty. This you at yawn dressy, the little firm why breasts the adorable face hand tied up when the scoff and then his letters start to start to hit it a little bit of clinginess, you'll tia's raw meal, rezone and inflame. I've lied believe me does nosy my power to have a single thoughts, which is not as the or a wish I could not reveal to the historian seem to agree that these explicit letters. But he she continually said standings giving these like a few snippets from so many letters, and they think turn Josephine off just too much. Right. And then the drunken text by horse continued. You know, I I write you my beloved one very often, you write very little you are wicked and naughty naughty as much as you. I'll fickle. He's faithful to deceive us phone attend to love up the pole in continues to ride right? She continues to not right back without Josephine without the insurance of her love, what is left upon the earth. He says, but like all good romantic correspondence involving a dictator things. Do get a bit more aggressive when it gets pissed off, you know, at do adorable Josephine one of these nights, you'll dole will open with a great noise is a jealous person. You will find me on your arms? Right. Sounds a little like a threat. He's not happy continues the rights. I don't love you not at all on the contrast. I detest you. He writes, your naughty guk. Foolish slut. Was this whole time turned out? He just been sent him to the wrong address. Right. Finally that what makes it to the right ones or like like some other ladies just getting these messages over who is creepy you ever done that you ever tech somebody several times start to get really pissed out the pissed off. And then find out you just had the number like, they changed numbers or you wrote to number of down wrong, or whatever and yours been texting the wrong person. I have also done that super embarrassing, right? Really? Just fucking ghosted me. Now fucked up dude, this is not the this is not the right number. I don't know who you are pleased. Texting me. Awkward, but that's not what's happening here shoes. Did not feel like right in your husband. He starting to creep Arauz. No response is after so many attempts. He writes, his brother after his about his failing marriage. He writes the veil is torn it is sad. One in the same heart is torn by such conflicting feelings for one person. I need to be alone. I'm tired of grandeur all my feelings of dried up. I no longer care about my glory at twenty nine I've exhausted everything it's really hitting him hard, this this last letter causes a major embarrassing issue for Napoleon, the British intercept it and publish it in all of their newspapers. How embarrassing like this? This is basically the the eighteenth century equivalent of like a like a dick pic and leaked out to the press. Right. Like a little dick pic his enemy and entire nation. Having a good laugh at his expense. He's ridiculed pretty hard by the by the British people British humor at one time literally a weapon of war. Napoleon's marriage will continue for several more years despite concentrating on her part and her not. Giving him. A son was interesting. You know, you can be one of the most powerful men in the world and still have a wife who despises you in January eighteen ten after fourteen years of marriage to polling wants out, but a divorce will invoke the ire of the church. So instead, he has their marriage annulled on a strange religious technicality. Apparently somebody was wearing the wrong funny hat at the wedding. Which is the after a lot of exploration. They found out that that was a loophole. They could void the marriage. Napoleon would go on to marry a second time in March of eighteen ten this time, he married Maria little Viga Lee, Leopoldine Franziska, Theresa Josefa. Lucia not kidding. All of those names words in one name, aka Marie Louise duchess of Parma daughter of the Archduke Francis of Austria shape. Shifting multidimensional lizard, luminosity member of the Austrian hops bird world dynasty at David Ike has been trying to tell us. And again got the names her father Francis. Second actually was the very last a Holy Roman Emperor. That's why conspiracy theorists get all into the Habsburgs. And all is and a nice enough guy to be ended up being known by one name. A fun fact about this guy Napoleon will end up beating France's ass at the battle of Australis in eighteen o six and the lost will cost this guy. His holy Roman. Empire Napoleon will end it. And then later Napoleon takes his daughter ain't that a bitch. I can only imagine how much is due to hate Napoleon. He had to have known about the old love letters, write in a much more proper time here that this dude the man who beat him in battle taking his his his his crown was now going to cover his his daughters vagina in a million kisses but enough about Napoleon's love life back to what Napoleon does best firing cannons at people. Now, we return into police buddy military career. So as I stated earlier Bonaparte left for Italy two days ago after he was married to Josephine during Napoleon's voracious letter writing campaign to his not at all interested. First wife, he was also in charge of fighting his neighbors in the name of France in this case, Italy and Austria, he was appointed the commander in chief of the French army of Italy in March of seventeen ninety six twenty seven at the time is his military military, reputation. It's growing much much of his infamy his growing. Infamy comes from a battlefield metality the weapons and tactics of Napoleon's time quickly changing an independent passionately embraced new more destructive methods of warfare his willingness to cross more lines have been drawn for centuries gave them a huge advantage in war. The army Napoleon was put in charge of and this Italian Austria military conquest campaign in seventeen ninety six with a poorly fed ill-equipped lot far shy of the forty-three thousand men. He'd been initially promised. However, Napoleon a man who believed. You know, he had success is part of his destiny he knew he could win despite a shortage of man despite them being hungry. If he brought their morale soldiers he said, you are naked badly fed. Rich provinces in towns will be in your power and in them, you will find honor glory wealth. Napoleon was one of those guys who was very pro rape and pillage, right? We're gonna kick some ass. You fucking do what you wanna do to these villagers? You know, take take your spoils of war despite a lack of resources to pull and managed victory after victory against several much larger Austrian and allied armies without the normal provisions his troops were lighter and moved through the Italian terrain quickly, although Hungary, and very cranky complicated campaign at one point the French directory proposed Nevada Napoleon's army place, another general in charge of a second contingent Napoleon, though sent two letters back to Paris, and which she didn't formally threaten to resign. But made it clear he didn't want any interference. It's he's the commander, and he doesn't want us forces divided and. You know, he might just abandon this whole thing. If you try to make him do that the directory backstage on Napoleon continues, his siege of Italy throughout the campaign Bonaparte would plant trees of liberty to symbolize his revolution. Taking root in Europe. Dude. Understood the power of symbolism, right? He knew how to how to sell a dream. He knew that his -portant people to see things. See reminders of success in the end. He would get his first victory as a commander. He was basically undefeated in this campaign. Bonaparte's army would take over one hundred and fifty thousand enemy prisoners they'd conquer most of northern Italy. Napoleon got the Austrians to submit to Francis negotiations negotiations which gave a part and France control over thousands of miles of territory. Stretching from Belgium to Greece Europe was now at peace for a few moments. Kind of piece was formalized with the treaty of camp formula and late seventeen ninety seven. And then the the countdown to more fighting began through victory Bonaparte became the defacto ruler of Italy, it only twenty eight years old and for much of seventeen ninety seven. He would negotiate as a sovereign with the Austrian emperor. Probably didn't hate that. Right. He returned to Paris a goddamn legend who still having trouble with his lady, the French revolution. With turning France upside down on the polling was finding Italy and upon returning to pull in found himself agreeing with French nationalists who cried. Liberty equality and fraternity part of the reason to point is remembered more than say other God king wannabe start history is his ability to write direct and star in propaganda pieces during his first campaign Italy, he created newspapers in which he would write articles about himself would say things like Bonaparte flies like lightning strikes like thunderbolt. How would that be? If you like if you were like an artist or like in this sense military, but like what if you were a musician comic or whatever. And you also were in charge of like, you know, what videos get promoted on YouTube, what programming comedy central, and, you know, you just put out like, a whatever kind of comedy special, and just thunderous applause. No matter what you play it seven times a day. You're always the featured video on YouTube. And it's always like e you also control have a botch. Just put nothing, but amazing comments, even if you were truly terrible. If you just did that long enough. There's no way you wouldn't become just incredibly famous. Right. He did that like a military equipment of that. He'd commissioned paintings of himself as an almost mythical character. He would skew report from the battlefield to show his valor. While diminishing all the other raping and pillaging kinda keep that quiet on the police control over his own image and myth, was brilliant. He made sure he was depicted as God's chosen hero the. Savior and protector of France, he would dictate every detail of paintings. He'd commissioned for his victories, young Hillary. Hello history really is often written by the winners. And Poland knew that better than most. He was a brilliant. Battlefield tactician. And an even better at hype our thinking for like a modern kind of sports celebrity an analogy. It's like he was like LeBron James LeBron had Kim Kardashians. Instagram abilities. She has over one hundred twenty million followers, by the way, Instagram or hundred twenty million as Nostradamus predicted when he prophesized about the apocalypse. Lebron someone who in my opinion has more tangible talent one finger than she has an entire body roughly, forty eight million followers, right? If he had herb he'd have he'd have somehow he'd had some have more followers than there are people on earth to understand Poland's transition from kick ass, military leader and propaganda to ever of most of Europe, we need a bit more context about this French revolution and the reign of terror so much going on this little period of history. The. French revolution is the backdrop right for Bonaparte rise to power during much of the revolution. The leader of the French directory is a man named Maximilien Robespierre. Maximilien Robespierre had argued that he needed to suspend liberty to save liberty and Napoleon. Agreed. And as expected people didn't really like having their liberty suspended people revolted Robespierres government fell in the end. They cut his head off with the very guillotine that he had terrorized France with very much a live by the guillotine die by the guillotine story. There's a lot to the French revolution. I'm not gonna go super even a detail because that deserves its own suck. And even now it'd be hard to get all the necessary. Influent just no at basically was several complicated. Coups one after another the replay. So government is constantly being replaced. The revolution would run from may fifth seventeen thousand nine to November nine seventy ninety nine and it was a lot of fun. It was basically like a big mardi gras celebration. With a lot of wine. Plenty of beads, so many boobs just flat out in the streets is glorious hill who Safina no it was terrible, replace boobs and beads with so much blood. The fighting started partly because a lot of French people didn't. Like the tyranny of the of the monarchy. So they went on to kill each other in the streets for a while only to put Napoleon power who by the end, essentially became, you know, another king and formed a different type of monarchy. It was his God. Dang. This is exactly why we started this in the first place. Now, we're back here. Again, the French revolution began with the with the way, the French government or began over the way, the French government collected taxes, essentially, if you're rich or member of the clergy, you didn't pay him. If you're anyone else you paid the fuck out of him at the end of the eighteenth century, France found himself deeply in debt Mosey from financing the American revolution. Which thank you. By the way, I know Americans some of them love to talk about saving Francis ass and World War Two tend to forget that the France saved our asses in American revolution. So appreciate it. Sorry, if I fuck up seventy percent of your super stupid names, loses sixteenth was spending half of his wealth on the debt from the war, and it bankrupted him and Francis this lack of funds all. Also coincided with multiple seasons of bad weather that hurt food production which left France broke and hungry which is a bad combo from morale. Good recipe for a revolution. I feel like people, you know, the poor historically will put up with a lot of shit from the rulers. They'll take beatings unfair taxes. Sometimes they'll put up with getting their land taken from them. They'll even tolerate various forms of indentured servitude. But starvation now that seems to be the straw that breaks the poor people's back right because hangar hangar is real mass. Hanger usually equals an uprising. With the all the unrest in France, king Louis. The the sixteenth assembles. What is known as the estates general the states general in June of seventeen thousand nine consisting of three estates or classes two convenient for Cy the nobles in one the clergy to another all the working class marks in the third. They all gathered figure out how to reform the government. Get France out of financial trouble and make everybody happy. They're all supposed to work together, rich and poor like to figure everything out. And that's a nice thought. But it didn't happen. The king decided to lock the not cool kids the poor and the landless out of the meeting and make their presence, basically symbolic and not really listen to their frustrations. You know, about bearing the brunt of the tax burden will despite being shut out the communists continued to meet up. They mean, some tennis tennis courts than some other locations. They refused to leave until the king takes them. Seriously. They start drafting up legislation for new government. They form what becomes known as the national guard. They essentially organize themselves into militia wearing the colors that now make up the French flag red white and blue just like ours less than a month later July fourteenth. Now known in France's Bastille Day, the commoners decided to attempt to overthrow the French monarchy. They storm I a hotel in Paris looking for guns, and then the Bastille in Paris a fortress being used at the time as a a political prison now, many people are actually be staying there at the time. But they they rescue seven prisoners they load up on guns and a response. This rebellion August fourth seventeen thousand nine the French National Assembly is like, hey, guys. Wait a minute. Hold on hold on hub. Did you say you wanted less taxes? Oh, we just we didn't hear you correctly. We get an so let's put an end to the silly rioting. Okay. Let's put an end to the weapon taking the government listens. To some of their demands abolish his huge pillars of French lifelike tithing, noble privilege, unequal tax station. Feudal rights massive shift. The culminates August twenty six with the national assemblies declaration of the rights of man and citizen. This is the king's attempt to give every French citizen. Liberty prosperity and security will also remain in king. So Lewis sixteen still king, but he has to concede a lot of king power then in October seventeen eighty nine a rumor was spread that the Queen marie-antoinette is holding grain in the palace of side. And king Louis is reported to have said, oh, fuck me. I beside now this Tamminen, I don't like it let it be known that I do not care for any of this somebody screen that after blasting trumpets or some shit. Now, you didn't say down he wasn't having. And then you really wasn't happy. On a massive group of armed peasant women known as the women's March stormed the palace and forced the king and Queen to move twelve miles away to Paris Hailu Safina that gotta take away some of their more Royal powers, but he's still king. They're still still McQueen things are shifting away. From a regular monarchy though to a constitutional monarchy. And then France continues to argue and riot and things start to slide further into a true civil war during a gathering of one group of revolutionary because there's numerous revolutionaries thinking that I know best we could do things this way one of known as the bins. French National Assembly troops kill fifty Jackson's and that sends France in general into an uproar the national assembly. They were also revolutionaries. They were grouped to comprise that third estate. The Commodores who met a tennis court the people who stormed the best deal. And now they're killing other revolutionaries. Not good things. Start to get really complicated on August twenty seven seventeen ninety one the declaration of pill knits occurred, basically the other kings and sovereigns around Europe. Not excited to see. What was happening in France? France had been annoying for a long time to them Kanzi starting battles and shit. But they didn't they didn't want people to get the wrong idea in their country. If they see Francis people overthrow their monarchy. They're like shit. We could be next right? They liked being kings and queens. They got nervous about a revolution. So they decide to to meet and make an support, you know, the French monarchy, then the French National Assembly who still had overthrown Louis the sixteen they work with him to invade Austria to plunder ostriches wealth and steal their grain. And that pays off some of the king's trying to help Louis, you know, like like the king of Austria who by the way was Francis. The second father of Napoleon's feature. Second wife guy who got fucked over by France. And so many ways this attack and Austria leads pressure to align with Austria to fight the French king Louis offer his support to Prussia. Then he was like, hey, man that shit with Austria that was the poor people's idea that wasn't mine. I look I'm just trying to survive. I'm having to make a lot of deals. Things are crazy over here helped me out, bro. Let's squash. These peasant. Fucks and keep them from rating anyone else's treasuring green. So sorry will doing that. Makes Louis look like a traitor to the revolution. Because he was he didn't like the revolution. In the national assembly. Takes away all the power for the monarchy and calls for another constitution this time. The people are able to vote in new elections. Well, at least amend people anyway, sorry, lady suckers. Also, the assembly has a trial fluid. The sixteenth and they elect to remove his head from his neck, by way of guillotine, his famous Queen marie-antoinette who famously did not say, let them eat cake, and so many other nobles also get put to death. This way, the execution of the Royal family in seventeen ninety three would spark a period of more chaos in the French revolution known as the reign of terror hard to pinpoint exactly the day the rate of terror began, but historians sites September fifth seventeen ninety three. This was the day that a French asshole ended the French assembly by saying, quote, let's make terror the order of the day. Right. This is when the store becomes a real life fucking purge movie. These people after executing the Royal family think this feels good I like this. Why stop here? Let's kill so many of these mother fuckers. There are bloodthirsty. They were drunk with power tear did become the order of the day and invest a sixteen thousand. And heads would roll by way of guillotine, roughly sixteen thousand the passage by the French national convention of the law of suspects was it was a major part of this. Coming chaos the law of suspects now made it cool to kill enemies of the state, whether they were declared rebels or just suspected rebels under this law. You weren't innocent until proven guilty you're guilty until proven innocent, which I gotta say reminds me of the growing witch-hunt culture of today. Right. When one person can make an online accusation about somebody else. No trial, no scrutiny. No cross examination. Suddenly that person's just guilty, at least in the court of public opinion. I mean, I guess we're we're literally cut in people's fucking heads off based on unfounded accusations. Not yet. But gotta be careful with that shit when his Cussing the the new law of suspects in the subsequent executions Maximilien Robespierre said it was nothing more than speedy severe and inflexible Justice. That's one way to justify the purge. I wonder if he thought that when his head would later role two factions of thought emerged during this. Reign of terror. There was one group who didn't want to stop the killings, but instead sought moderation it we should have a little bit better trials, maybe slow down just a touch, and then there was another group who like more death. More death more heads make it happen in a fun twist of history. The leaders of both groups end up getting their heads off to make things even more interesting. The national assembly turns on Maximilien Robespierre, and he in twenty one of his followers are guillotine chaos. Chaos. One day you're leading the rebellion. The next day you're looking back to your body as your head hits the fucking ground after being brutally and quickly cut off. And it is thought by the way that you can retain consciousness for at least four seconds after having your head lopped off. Thanks to some weird decapitation research. Some Dutch scientists did was mice in two thousand eleven those four seconds. They have to be not only the last thing is your life. But the longest right how surreal just oh shit. That's my body has my whole body up there. And I'm down. I'm tired. So in summary during the revolution political this dissidence killed plus the king and the Royal family killed tunnel. Robles a ton of nobles killed the leaders of factions that were down with the killing also killed the guy who's in charge. The most killing also killed. Well, played France, very thorough revolution. After mopping up the rivers of blood from the reign of terror. The revolution would be pulled back a bit. The rain ended in July seventeen ninety four would claim between eighteen thousand forty thousand lives. And then another new constitution is drafted. And then this time, it's an ends up being super nice to rich people. Isn't that funny? How that works all this death and chaos to basically get kind of back to where they started rich people never underestimate how good they are staying rich. It's very impressive in this new constitution. Also last number coups occur. The French continue the revolution. That's what the French revolution. So famous it was just a series of so much fucking. It's like it was like a thousand revolutions packed into one revolution. And then finally the poll Poland makes his move and is pronounced first consul of France. Which basically meant he was dictator ish. He's like dictator light. And then yet another new constitution is needed. A great time to be a person, by the way, who gets paid to write copies of constitutions, man. A lot of job security a lot of work. So like I said they began the revolution with the dictator king. And then when it's all over. Have another Decatur empower military dictator. Okay. Let's jump back a bit. Now. Let's jump into some military conquest. Let's jump erections job ahead. Let's not jump back. Let's go ahead. Seventeen ninety eight fallen opponent in Egypt right after a word from today's final sponsor FaceTime. So is brought to you by the great courses. Great courses. Plus, I'm always trying to become a smarter version of myself. And that's why I love watching and listening to the great courses. 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Thousand of the great, Hugh, ags, ended a great, you know, kicked Asti to pew to the same thing and Geno seventeen nine eight Napoleon on his way to Egypt decides to sack little island nation of Malta give it to France. Most of that stage takes his day pretty small place without much loss of life on either side, he he takes over the capital city of love let I gotta make Malta someday. By the way, tiny island nation, the Mediterranean, beautiful less than half a million people total been inhabited since roughly six thousand BC's so much history. One of the smallest countries in the world. Also, one of the most densely populated less than one hundred twenty five square miles in size smallest island nation, by the way for random trivia, even I know we're getting a little off track for second. The island of na na do the Republic of no ru in the South Pacific, just over eight square miles less than twelve thousand people it's its own country. Morango tribute trivia on top of trivia, this little tiny island has the highest rated rate of obesity in the world ninety seven percent. Of the dudes. They're ninety three percent of the women are medically obese. So if your average sized, and you're frustrated you're not just getting checked out as much as you'd like to on the beach. Get your ass up. Get you has to do, and you could you could be Trump's model back to France after looking Molteni afternoon Napoleon continues to Egypt much like its hero Alexander. The great Bonaparte wanted to follow in his footsteps, right? What better way to do that than to conquer Alexandria? The city named after him with between thirty five thousand thirty eight thousand troops known as the army of the orient and an entire French fleet. Napoleon does just that he rise in Alexandria to find that. It's not actually Egyptians who are running Egypt right now. But Muslim warriors known as the Mameluke the Mamelukes Alexandra was taken with little resistance. The Mamelukes have a unique story, and we'll continue to play a role in his injection campaign after their defeat quick note of the Mamelukes in the thirteenth century, the Egyptian Sultan purchase twelve thousand slave boys from the caucus mountains near Armenia and raise them to be an elite. Fighting force and train them. So well, they overthrew him ah, dammit, then they ruled Cairo for the next several hundred years so note to self do not purchase I'm gonna cross that off my to do list right now, do not purchase twelve thousand Armenians lay boys. Do not raise them to be an elite fighting force. Glad glad I found that info. The mama. Loops were fierce warriors who were fearless fighters. They believed that they would be instantly transported to paradise. If they were killed in battle. But Napoleon still looked after Zander Napoleon led his soldiers to Cairo and learned a little more than he wanted to about. How terrible it was to move troops to the Egyptian desert they marched through landing at hit high temperatures of one hundred and thirty degrees Fahrenheit, today's modern travelers are told drink a quarter water every hour where light clothes and hats will the French had the hats, but we're not dressed lightened didn't have enough water. They were they were dressed in thick wool uniforms, and they didn't even carry water bones. Napoleon was a brilliant tactician commander. But he did not really care about the what harsh. Tips physically his men had to endure during the fighting his poor soldiers spent three weeks in the sand and hate with limited rations on top of not nearly enough water. There are also harassed and attacked by bedouins, those Arabic nomads the soldiers suffered from starvation and dehydration is the hot sands burner feet irritated their throats. Some soldiers broke down when insane just tore off their uniforms. Just fucking ran out died. The desert some soldiers also dunk out the rations to thirsty to eat their dry grain cakes dehydrated and died soldiers began to see Mirages that have visions of bodies of water in the near distance only to find that. There was none. There were several suicides. When they finally did come across a well. It'd be drained in minutes, and then by the end of the journey dozens of soldiers would die of thirst just laying around these dry wells when to Poland's army finally makes it to the Nile to soldiers break ranks, they just dive into the water, and they drank and float for hours, which ends up killing so many more of them, right? They find watermelon patches and gorge themselves, and then a lot of them come down with this. Centurion die quite literally very shitty. Three weeks. Good old MacGill's pup, just it off French buttonholes blown off left and right pooping into the now the demoralized, and that's a callback to a alive from old episode for new listeners the demoralized and barely alive. French troops arrived near the pyramids Giza. Not far from Cairo July thirteen seventy nine eight met by fifteen thousand mama, Luke warriors, and despite being sick, and weary. They kicked their fucking asses. In fact, like a cat playing with the mouse Napoleon toyed with the enemy army to get a sense of what might be awaiting him in Cairo. On July twenty first seventeen ninety eight Bonaparte led his thirty five to fifty thousand French troops and four hundred ships to Egypt for the battle of the pyramids. The in love to give his battles exciting names. Bonaparte show. Army is said to have went up against forty thousand gypsies, at least as Napoleon's count historian seem to think it was less than half of that the British think it was six guys in a camel a propaganda makes history heart sometimes three PM on July twenty six thousand Marmaduke charge or looks charged. The French army I keep wanting to Marmaduke it's not that and things will really really well for them almost every single one of these fighters instantly transported to paradise just like they wanted. Yup. Yeah. These guys are no match for Napoleon superior tactics. He organizes troops into simple formations known as the square puts all his troops into five squares. They slaughter the marvel looks the square which is more of a rectangle actually featured rifleman on the outside Calvary on the inside artillery, artillery, whatever on the outside corners virtually entire army of the face. The French that day were mowed down. Just a few hours five to six thousand men killed in a few hours. The French lost a total of thirty soldiers with several hundred others wounded, I mean, this was a landslide victory. The French soldiers who were promised riches stripped the bodies of the fallen foes for jewels. Gold in their fancy weapons after the battle dejection leader Murad bay burned his remaining fleet before fleeing from Napoleon the smoke created by the burning ships caused even more panic in Cairo and bedouin mercenaries who were hired by the marmer looks to protect the citizens of Cairo began to steal and kill the people. They were hired to protect Koslow anarchy over there. July twenty fifth seventeen ninety eight the French March into Cairo a city now. Essentially, the belongs tuned. Hold him. He was blown away by the architecture of Cairo. It was under his logic rule at the time. And instead of trying to convert the city to Christianity, according to folklore Napoleon tried to tell them that he wasn't Christian that he and his men actually wanted to become Muslim they didn't. He just wanted them to think they did. So the easier to rule them couple problems with this. So couple problems with convincing the local Muslim population is Islam Islamic law forbids alcohol and requires men to be circumcised and Poland's troops. They weren't quite ready to cut some skin off their Dicks and stopped drinking to make things easier for their fearless leader. Just seriously. You almost kill us in the desert when you forget about fucking water. Then we fight thousands of news don't care if they live or die. And now you want us to stop celebrating and take some skin off our Dicks. No, one of the British hit you you're an asshole. On august. I seventeen ninety eight Napoleon is men would end up fighting a more formidable opponent than the costing the stupid words in the Mamelukes. In the Egyptian desert. They would actually end up going head to head with none other than hulk HOGAN ho committee is running wild brother deploying was like those that mean wholesome in. Yeah. And then HOGAN body, slam some knowledge on him. He was like I promised each and every Hoke ammoniac when I went to that great battlefield in the sky. I would bring the Toby you whiff title with me brother an opponent. What does is W w leaf and hope was like negativity and hulkamania two things don't go together. Brother. What you do when ho Khameini destroys who you, and that's not sense. But that was fun. That pumped me up hulkamania. Always gives me the legendary British Admiral Horatio Nelson had been hunting Napoleon. So much better though, if it was a time traveling HOGAN, but this, but this is still pretty good in the summer of seventeen thousand eight but hunt him down there. He didn't want. You know, this is not going to let the French fuck up their trade routes and on August first. He finds the poll in the battle of the Nile would be very one sided fight between the French and the British. It would go down as the most decisive victory up until that point and European naval history. Nelson Pyle drive Napoleon's fleet into fucking oblivion and stranded Bonaparte and his men in Egypt. Each side started off with thirteen ships and the British ended up with a twenty two ships by the end, the French lost nine thousand men and all their ships were either captured or destroyed the British suffered only roughly, you know, two hundred to nine hundred dead on the source. I mean just a blowout victory. The battle also caused a pull in little Malta the British kicked him the fuck out of the islands now controlled the Mediterranean which limited Francis ability to retaliate against UK. The loss of the battle of the Nile was huge loss from Polian. Historians agree that. The Abbott Khirbet was a poor place for him to have the French fleet. Lay anchor for three months friendships had remained exposed in the shallow waters of the poorly-guarded port. The French Admiral in charge fleet knew that wanted to move to deeper and safer waters. But bought part insisted they stay to crush Napoleon Admiral Nelson throughout the gentleman's rules of warfare at sea instead of lining up ships and firing until once I gave up the British Admiral surrounded the anchored ships and pummeled them from all sides Napoleon had has ships can is pointed towards the sea. So when the British trickled around behind him, they're just sitting ducks a few stories of called this massacre Napoleon's Pearl Harbor at one point in the battle, the world's largest ship at the time, the French orient caught fire and literally exploded with a hundred and eighteen cannons. It when I can only assume was a shit ton of gunpowder on board. The ship's explosion was supposedly heard to fifty miles away. Pretty safe to say, none of those soldiers and sailors had ever heard noise that loud before despite this terrible. Lost propagandists Napoleon was able to spend the battle in his favor. Despite losing his ship Bonaparte still had thousands of troops. And he also still had the one hundred sixty seven French scientists and scholars and artists. He'd actually brought to Egypt to study gypsum culture. And said he wasn't going anywhere. He just decided this week the best situation, and he founds the Egyptian scientific institute named himself ice, president the friendship democrat artists. He brought over work tirelessly to sketch paint record. Discover everything they could about the ancient world of Egypt. Bonaparte himself was obsessed with the history of Egypt, and he turned being stranded into a great excuse to explore his creativity. So much to explore like the great pyramid. Tallest building. In the world at the time. It would remain at tallest building in the world until the French built the Eiffel tower in eighteen eighty eight Napoleon scientists pumped out a twenty four volume description of Egypt. They'll be published in eighteen o nine and these twenty four volumes basically founded modern day Egyptology each was a special place for the Poland. But maybe not quite as specialist parts of the internet believe some websites that he had. Found experience when he asked to be left alone in the king's chamber doing a great tour of the great pyramid. At least one website says in that chamber. He met aluminum aliens from another dimension most legitimate Napoleonic scholars don't think he even stepped foot inside the pyramids Napoleon's greatest achievement in Egypt was probably his armies discovery of the Rosetta Stone in mid July seventeen ninety nine there is ETA stone is a fifteen hundred pound granite tablet. It has an official decree about the Greek feral told me the fifth carve into it. Right. Told me one of the one of those inbred told me bastards, we learn so much about in the Cleopatra suck so much inbreeding skinniest of skinny family trees. And and there was that. A stone was was basically just a lot of pictures of the toll fucking each other. No, no, this don't tell it was one of many copies that were supposedly placed in every temple in Egypt at one time, and they were all written in three languages. That's what makes this thing. So important languages carved into the stone or ancient hieroglyphics. And also an almost as old addiction language called demoniac. And also Greek the language the French were familiar with. And this was a treasure of all treasures because now thanks to the, you know, the the hieroglyphics being translated on this Donen degree, you know, they could they could unlock the mysteries of all the other hieroglyphics, the Rosetta Stone was was found by a French officer named pierre-francois Bush a while he was helping to rebuild a wall during the reconstruction of the town of Zada the military sent the artifacts. The French science guys who immediately started bus now does Greek phrase books, the Dakota the stone before the British locals are both made them leave. A task which was pretty hard considering there's a lot of damage done to the stone. Who was missing a large section of hieroglyphics at the top and pieces from the other two languages, but they figured it out by the end of Napoleon's running Egypt. The French scientists had amassed one of the greatest collection of historical treasures ever seen. All these. You know, antiquity treasures after Napoleon had left for France towards the end of the French occupation of Egypt, the British defeated the French and the English went on to preserve and protect the resented stone where it can be seen in the British Museum in London today. Okay. Now backed about still in Egypt seventeen ninety nine to pull in his army still stranded there the locals rebel against or foreign oppressors in late seventeen ninety nine Napoleon is taxing them to death to pay for his war efforts on October twenty first seventeen ninety nine at six AM, a large gathering of Egyptians begin to attack the French the French retaliate with a twelve hour. Cannon assault on the city's mosques and temples damaged from those attacks can still be seen today after Bonaparte regained control of Cairo whose office start more. More wars in early March. Bonaparte army marched across the Sinai peninsula and into western Syria to a city called Java. The French laid siege to the city from March third to March seventh it was a quick victory. But when the police Centene is emissaries to negotiate surrender the Johnsons lopped off the Frenchman's heads and display them on post for all to see. Not smart bad move, guys. You just lost? You just got siged not a solid plan to cut the heads off. The guy's negotiating your surrender. Right. How is that going to work out wolf you there? It's not like they're army's just gonna leave after that. Just oh shit. They they cut Jackson peers headed off. Oh god. You know? I don't think they want us to render. Okay. All right. I wish they would have said something, let's just pack up our stuff and get outta here. They know they don't want us to be here. Now in the French troops entered the city after these beheadings, they go nuts. They rape and murder. Thousands. The gather up to three thousand Joffe in troops, execute them with bayonets. They don't want to waste bullets on them. The mythology says it took. Three days to kill them. All but they did it. They even hunted and executed those who tried to run run or swim away. The next target was the city further north called offer the French attacked it on March twentieth. Oscar was defended by the Ottoman empire and had a strong defensive wall. The city was led by general Jasar Pasha known as the butcher, and he had no interest in surrendering either. The French had two options to win this siege. They can put us some tents hang out. They could starve the city of provisions or they get attacked the well defended walls will Napoleon chose to attack because the British were kind of helping them get some provisions they had stock them up. And this attack was brutal over the siege. Nine thousand French soldiers die many from battle many others from an outbreak of bubonic plague fucking plague the bodies a French soldiers had begun to stack up and sadly, not one was catapulted inside the city, you guys loans. Shock aim the shock file Jacques as the siege. Napoleon get so low on weapons and ammo that he he starts paying troops to sneak onto the battlefield at night and recover used cannonballs. Right. The bigger the canon, though, the more extra money to get France would eventually abandon the siege. Head back to Egypt. This would be Napoleon's first major land defeat. I mean, obviously, the British kicked his ass say hands up having to leave many of his sick and wounded on them behind an Oscar and legend has on the way back to Joffe. He may have also decided to poison other sick and wounded soldiers right there. These guys are kind of fucking slowing us down. Let's say let's poisoning. We can't history not clear on whether Bonaparte had his troops poison secretly. Or if the volunteer to drink the poison, I hardly doubt that or even if there was poisoned because history is tricky bastard when you deal with propagandists and then Napoleon returns to Egypt as if he had won the battles. Right. He knew he knew how to spin shit. He spoke of only victory in the Middle East. You know, many French citizens. They bought his words when you travel back to France, many French were enthralled by the young general. He brought his cool antiquities treasures. You know, it was like his mythical trip to this land of pyramids and the junction God's later. Bonaparte wouldn't meet his would admit gives me his defeat and author was a big disappointment and an important loss. He later say if I had not been defeated knocker, I would have conquered all of the east during his time around the plague at least according to legend, and again, it's hard to tell what's lead. And what's not in the story, but supposedly Napoleon showed some serious fearlessness to his troops. Or I guess ignorance at a medical hospital in Syria, he declared that the cause of the play was fear, and that the cure was courage. He demonstrated his courage by picking up a dead soldier from the floor a soldier who was covered in busted open play boils. And he carried him to a more suitable rest in place. You know, it's not about fine. Dude. He did know how to inspire. He also clearly did not know dick about the plague or who had never done that when Napoleon returned to Egypt. He learned that France was in political chaos. The French revolution was about to hand him the keys to the castle. Now in Baltimore. Part knew it problem was he couldn't get his army home without his guy day of ships fucking chips. So he just snuck away by himself. He didn't tell us army or even replacement officer. He was going to be leaving and heading back to Europe didn't even tell his mistress. A letter in just hop boat back to France. And if you're wondering what happened to the French army left behind they would eventually be brought back to France by the British army after defeat in eighteen o one. Back in France is by ditching his army in Egypt Napoleon. He's received as a hero. He's a legend super famous has plays. And paintings commissioned about his victories. It doesn't really talk about his losses. You know? He skips over leaving a troops. That whole part of the story. Focuses on the sports that are highlights is folks on a dunk, not not turnovers operation, God king almost complete after sneaky returned to Paris to polling helps plan a bloodless military coup to replace the existing French directed directory now in charge. It will go down as the coup of eighteen bream Meer or Bri Bryner, excuse me. By by mayor being a month in a French counter system extending from October twenty two to November twentieth. A fringe calendar system the Napoleon would soon replace actually with the one we use. Now bought apart was immensely popular. He also had his popular brothers Lucian and Joseph help him take over France bought parts plan was to get the directory to quit to both houses of the French legislature. The council of the ancients council the five hundred to make a new constitution declaring him in charge. Lucian his brother who is defining president of the council of five hundred persuaded the council to meet at the Chateau. They cloud in the suburbs of Paris. Loosen was able to persuade the council then to move to a less populated location by falsely warning them of Jaakko Ben coup plot against them. This media was basically for Napoleon and his army to show up an intimidate and threaten the remaining government and almost didn't work. He fucked up his speech, I guess talking about God of war this and follow me through the dangerous zone that and he's ridiculed by the council and they see through his plot. So then the poll in, you know, he's basically like, okay. All right. If you don't have the speech, here's the deal. I'm gonna fucking kill you. We'll do this fucking kill you. And they're like, oh, all right. Okay. I do get that speech. The they dissolve the directory now replace it with the three person consulate Napoleon, of course, is declared I council he's in charge. He essentially becomes the new dictator of France, many historians consider this the end of the French revolution. Wouldn't wouldn't be long after this through an amendment to the constitution that Poland would be come the first console for life? And then later name himself emperor. Very Caesar esque moves he is pulling out he's fantasies, or this is a complicated. Time in France in Europe in general, but but now the emperor could form an empire his own way. Okay. Now's a good time to look at one of Bonaparte most significant contributions to history and the Napoleonic code as emperor. He did actually seem to know how to run a country. What makes Napoleon the legend goes? Well, beyond his battlefield wins. He contributed to a wide variety of fields or under his direction, France built world class buildings monuments and bridges push science law art and founded many new schools, including the university of France h eight perhaps more than. Anything though, or at least for this segment of the show. The most important thing he influence was the way legal systems would run forever through a code. He we think he helps develop he may have just taken credit, but we think he actually helped Napoleon's new legal system when initially be called the civil code of the French. And then it was changed to the Napoleonic code Napoleon. Was like does that how come that doesn't have my name in it? No, no, no, everything has my name in it. Bonaparte? New law of the land was was developed initially by a commission of four eminent jurists or law. Scholars other jurists would contribute a little later and Napoleon himself would contribute historians debate to this day about how much she contributed the author started writing this new code in eighteen o one and spent years getting it, right? The podium. The Napoleonic code was put into effect a March twenty first eighteen you four and it would go on to inspire the legal systems of most of Europe, including Italy the Netherlands Belgium Spain Portugal. Poland pieces to Germany, some forty modern nations. Now, oh peace. Oh pieces or more of their current legal systems to Napoleon, you know, including modern day, France. The deployment code was derived from bits Aruban law. The French, revolution and other half ass. European attempts have governance Napoleon's main objective was to make the lock clearly written in easily accessible to all people of the states. This would be huge upgrade from the legal system of the French to tell a -tarian kings and queens within the feudal system of France that were different privileges special charters for kings, the clergy in aristocrats. There weren't distinct laws but hard to define customs and random decrees. They're constantly changing the feudal system often consisted of whatever the monarchs wanted and or could get away with at the time. And this led to this crazy hodgepodge of forty two different legal systems existed at the same time in France DiPoto tour all up and replaced him with one easy to understand code, the code very nice step forward towards a more just and modern legal system. People tend to like it more than a king just making shit up on the fly. Okay. So now onto the next phase of this crazy guys. Life or this guy's crazy life rather? February twenty third eight four big day for Napoleon he crowned himself emperor in front of pope pious the seventh at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. He was the first Frenchman to become an emperor and a thousand years project. God king was officially success. Napoleon started off his rule by restructuring the French system of nobility created the legion of honor and rewarded his favourite? Ask kissers by choosing three thousand people to play dress up and become nobles three thousand people loyal to him as a boy remember he dreamed of America Crecy. And now he was kind of making one he was picking people with strong leadership qualities to help. You know, run the country is picking p with great military valor. But the main criteria was how loyal were they to him. Mostly picking people based on loyalty. So I guess he in a way he he kind of gave up on that meritocracy. These people were a mixture of the revolutionary elite and his friends and family he and he didn't give them any real power, by the way, outside of kind of being in the cool kids club and not getting taxed nearly as much as the common folks, we're not getting taxed at all. The idea of becoming nobles from the rank of common folk was unheard of sons of tanners and innkeepers and millers are now part of the French elite Napoleon creates a hereditary monarchy, essentially, also in places his family is heads of state all over his empire. So they're they're right back to where they started as we know Napoleon understood the power propaganda. His ability to rise to emperor was made possible by his ability to narrate his own methology. And by crushing knows to opposed him. Hit a secret police force created despite his enemies and the people in general he waged war on the press reducing early versions of French newspapers from sixty in seventeen ninety nine to just four by eighteen fourteen. And and of course, he continued to write. And produce his own, you know, legend through place articles monuments paintings Napoleon was so aware of the power print. He would say this isn't very interesting quote to me four hostile newspapers or more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. Right. And this guy who knew something about a bandit Napoleon was also very aware of the French people's what have you done for me lately attitude? So he quickly goes about reminding them of why he was in charge in the first place by waging fucking war. Let's get back to that matter of debate between historians even to this day, whether Bonaparte was just a warmonger or war hero. Most of them seem to agree though, that despite the reasons for going to war he was real good at fighting. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, no. He ended up fighting in twelve different military campaigns and anywhere in anywhere from forty three to sixty total battles record show. He lost five eight of those battles. Depend on which story, and you believe sixty eight by the way, solid record for any type of fighter. That's a hall of fame. Win-loss bread for Bach. Or a fighter. Most of his losses would come at the end of his military career. But so would some of his most impressive victories Napoleon ended up fighting and more battles than his heroes. Alexander the great Julius Caesar and Hannibal combined. Heels started to major wars one was on the Iberian peninsula against Spain and Portugal and one in Russia. Additionally, seven major war coalition's would be declared against him all of them, by the way, you know, funded or let in some way by the British in h zero three the air known as the Napoleonic wars began when Britain declared war on France now that Napoleon had his crown Britain and most of Europe became focused on taking it away from him and to fund all of his fighting against the British Napoleon made a monumental real estate deal to change the future of the world affected American gray. Let's talk about the Louisiana purchase for a second the acquisition. Quick sale. Louisiana territory is really interesting part of Bonaparte history that intertwines to pull in and Thomas Jefferson. I've heard of him. It also includes the future of America. A selfish span is king and ex slave who became victorious general during the Caribbean revolution, basically like all of history. If a thousand different little things didn't exactly the way, they did the world will be drastically different today to Napoleon the Louisiana territory was a wasteland just you eight hundred twenty eight thousand square miles of worthless. And uncharted swamps enforce Louisiana claimed by the French way back in sixteen eighty two and name by the Spanish for the French king. Louis the fourteenth for over one hundred years it remained almost is almost empty as far as Europeans. Go. It was populated by a lot of American Indians. And just a few kind of French military outpost for the most part after the French didn't need war in seventeen sixty to the French gave the entire territory away to Spain as a diplomatic gift for fighting with them. Spain didn't really want it when Napoleon took power. He didn't see the potential of Louisiana loan, but he did see the potential of the economic combo of Haiti and Louisiana bottom apart cared about Haiti France. Was making a lot of money in Haiti. But but they were having problems with eighty they were fighting back against French rule in Louisiana was still owned by Spain the point that if he could have that he could build up troops on the Louisiana territory. And then those troops could help keep Haiti in check. So he keep making their money. So Napoleon went to work and secretly pressure. The Spanish King Carlos to fourth to sign a treaty to swap Louisiana for a plush principality in French French controlled northern Italy as part of the seemingly sweet deal, Bonaparte promise. He wouldn't sell the Louisiana territory to any other countries. The might end up fucking with Spain later, you can see what is going kinko's the fourth. He was a man whose country was slipping out from under his leadership, and he took the deal across the Atlantic. In US, pretty sharp guy fan of the spirit of the French revolution. By the name of Thomas Jefferson. He was president. He got wind secret treaty and the swap between the Spanish and the French for the Louisiana territory, president Jefferson, not a fan of the poll in possibly the complete opposite of him in temperament, he asked the minister from France about the secret French treaty with Spain the minister said all of that. Swampy bullshit belong to Spain. TJ knew that wasn't the truth. So president Jefferson decided to bluff the French Napoleon as part of his bluff, he wrote a letter that he knew get back to Napoleon without actually saying his intentions for the US were to join the British and fighting the French he implied it and his deception was believed by Bonaparte napoleone, rethought, his Louisiana deal. He didn't have time to fight America. He needed to focus on kicking all of Europe's ass. Finally, make the British pay the emperor knew that war was on the horizon, you're a big big war and he needed cash badly defined his war efforts, perhaps the most crucial part of this whole situation was the French territory of San Demong, and aka Haiti Assan Doma was known as jewel of France. And responsible for two third of all of France's foreign trade at its peak production at one point it was the richest colony in the world, at least in profit per square mile sugar was the main commodity, the African slave labor was the workforce, the French slave drivers were brutal and literally worked to slaves to death. By seventeen eighty seven around four hundred fifty thousand slaves around the island, an estimated forty thousand slaves were brought to Santa Monica and seventeen eighty seven alone. Haiti had begun liberating itself from France starting in seventeen ninety one they would eventually gain their independence nation four Britain. Of course was back in the Haitian revolution fighting along slot alongside the slaves Britain, man, constant thorn. Yeah. In the pull inside M for Bonaparte sent ships and the largest amount of troops overseas at the time twenty seven thousand men to try to quell the Caribbean rebellion. He thought it would take a few weeks. He was very wrong. The war in San Demong used guerrilla warfare tactics against a pull in that. They had never encountered the Haitian forces led by ex slave now general to sant- love or tear was super mobile, and they fought in small groups the attacked the highly regimented French ride. They're fighting those squares by fighting behind trees and rocks fighting at night, attacking and then fleeing and then poisoning, the French soldiers, food and water supplies. And I'm always apprised this type of thing didn't happen. More often old timey warfare. Like, whoever thought it was a great idea. Just to March your guys straight ahead and big lines right into canon or muscular orcher fire. You know, who thought that leaders who didn't give a fuck about losing thousands of men. They're men would just cannon fodder. They're all too willing to sacrifice ten thousand men in an army of thirty thousand for example to kill like twenty thousand other enemy if they thought they could get the jump on so insane. I would like to think if I was one of those soldiers, I would at least try to bring up the possibility of maybe hide behind some trees and some rocks. Just the excuse me, excuse me, general skid me. Yes, come into. What is it? Okay. Hear me out. This is my sound create. What if what if instead of just standing in easily targeted kind of lines slowly walking into Kanter fire? What if what if we hid behind some traits rocks? And then the other guys they marched toward us. And we kind of just, you know, pop out and shoot out from time to time. I just thought it seems like it's worth trying the French soldiers had never seen this type of fighting before plus the Haitians and their general had had a secret weapon. Mosquitoes carrying yellow fever, man. I fucking plague. Now, this the locals were immune to it. But the French got hit hard of the nearly thirty thousand French troops in Haiti only four thousand of them would be strong enough to fight by the end of the battle. They were so sick or dying or dead from yellow fever Haiti with the help of the British and Spanish liberated self at age four. Yeah. And then ruined all of Napoleon's plans in the Caribbean. I found a reason that story and who who called this Napoleon's, Vietnam, right? I Admiral Nelson hits him with his own Pearl Harbor, and now these mosquitoes and dudes hide behind trees or hitting him with Vietnam in total during the Haitian revolution. France, lose seventy five thousand men and the Haitians and British lost two hundred thousand forty five thousand respectively despite losing more troops over all. They still beat the French show. Wasn't. It wasn't a quick couple of weeks easy victory. The French loss of Haiti made Louisa Louisiana territory undesirable to Napoleon. And that coupled again with his concern that America may wanna fight him his need for more cash. Defied of all of that helped him convince him to get rid of the territory. So to help fund the war efforts against those pesky English Napoleon sold more than eight hundred thousand square miles to the US for fifteen million on April thirtieth age. No three initially came out to be about four cents a square mile, and a lot of people have called a degraded real estate deal in the history of the world, the Louisiana territory immediately doubled the size of the US, six states and. Pieces of nine more would be made out of it. And it would also help fuel Napoleon's war machine in Europe back to European theatres of war. You're fours lasted for over a decade from eighteen oh three until eighteen fifteen this dude fought so much fought so many different nations, basically all of your over and over again, the fighting got bloodier and bloodier and bloodier as artillery gun technology and tactics push the battles harder and harder. Initially most most since British laid to the west of France and not to the east, and he didn't have to worry about naval battles Napoleon was able to steamroll over the armies of Europe in my h no five much of the continent was under his control with so many victories. He was feeling invincible unappealing was fighting multiple wars battles in multiple places. He was winning most of them. The peninsular war though was when he would not win Napoleon invaded Spain and Portugal eight zero seven and the conflict wouldn't end until h eighteen fourteen the regimented French army was once again, put off balanced by enemy guerrilla tactics. This time from the Spanish. Portuguese during the peninsula warnings. No five is fate would have it Napoleon would have most of his fleet destroyed by the British navy for a second time many have been passed. Just motherfucking boats got doing I hate boats. If those bangers and mash eaten Cocker's just didn't have boats. I would rule the world choke on your beans, and toast you loving bastards. And it was the same guy who beat him and see who'd beaten him back in Egypt in the battle of Trafalgar, just like in the battle of the Nile to famous Admiral Horatio Nelson commanded a British victory. Nelson destroyed all of Napoleon's ships. Again, Admiral Nelson, however would die in battle. So at least didn't have to worry about the same, dude. Getting a three peat on him. The British navy that will continue to dominate the seas. For the next one hundred years emperor Bonaparte would end his Napoleonic wars with zero allies the United Kingdom in every nation. In Europe would end up joining one of the several military coalitions against him including the holy Roman empire. Russia Sweden Naples. Sicily. Prussia socks ini, Hungary, Spain Sardinia str- Austria, Portugal, the Netherlands Bavaria vote and Berg Baden, even Switzerland even Switzerland joined in even Switzerland's like, you know, usually we try to stay neutral. But that guy. Despite so many nations joining forces to beat him Napoleon initially was kicking all of their asses other than Britain's, and he might have somehow eventually been able to take over the entire content, but he pulled a Hitler, and he tried to invade Russia on top of fighting everybody else after Russia pulled out of a shipping. Blockade agreement called the continental system. The Napoleon had set up against Britain Bonn, apart tried to punish them for it. Just like the pulling underestimate the devastating heat of the desert. He underestimated the might of a Russian winter. He ignored his advisors in June of eighteen twelve he took his men to war in Russia. He actually assembled the largest army in the history of Europe to attack. Russia estimates range between four hundred and fifty and six hundred and fifty thousand French troops ended up fighting against two hundred thousand Russian soldiers Napoleon's goal was to fight Russia near the western border crush 'em quick. And that was not Russia's plan. The Russians knew that have a hard time fighting the massive French army face to face. So they fought unconventionally attacking retreating attacking retreating drawing the poll in deeper and deeper into forbidding Russian terrain as the weather grew colder, and then just as disease had ravaged Napoleon's troops in Syria in Haiti once again, his soldiers are dying by the thousands, this time of typhus dysentery and diphtheria estimates put the French at well over a hundred thousand who died of disease, and yet we have a growing anti vaccination movement today. Fucking history turns out it's important to know some shit about why do we have vaccinations antibac- Sers? So we don't die of shit like diptheria you fucking emotionally thinking idiot. God, dammit, okay. On September seven to eighteen twelve the French emperor overseas. The bloodiest battle of the Russian campaign at the battle of Borodino not far from Moscow. The village aboard. Zito was the best place for the Russian army to make their stand. They weren't going to lose. Moscow without a fight. When the smoke cleared the losses on both sides were immense Russian lost around forty thousand troops while the French loss in estimated thirty to forty five thousand thirty hundred thousand most historians put the official number at around seventy thousand dead in just one battle by September fourteenth. Napoleon watched the Russians burn three quarters of their own city of Moscow to make sure the French didn't have enough food or supplies that they needed to stick around. Bottom part was forced to retreat around twenty one to twenty three thousand soldiers think about how many he had brought despite the French empire's, heavy losses. He quickly. Recruited more men now fought Germany is not done lose a couple hundred thousand dudes, but whatever Malecki Biden several battles were fought between French forces in an allied army that would grow to over three hundred sixty thousand men not to be outdone by the battle aboard Dino the battle of left's vague Lipsey in Germany, also known as the battle of nations would go on to be the bloodiest battle in European history until World War One nearly six hundred thousand. Soldiers are involved. Well, over half a million men fighting ends up with between eighty and one hundred twenty seven thousand total casualties over two thousand artillery weapons fired over two hundred thousand rounds of ammunition. Napoleon's forces had thirty eight thousand men killed or wounded and another fifteen thousand were captured this loss really put a dent in Napoleon's invincible, God king, self-described spiritual successor to Charlemagne persona might soon the fight. He would make its way back to France and Napoleon I reign as emperor would come to. And you can't propaganda your way out of getting your ass kicked in your own country. Right. A March thirty eighteen fourteen the allied armies pushing a poll in all the way back to Paris within a week. And I six and the pulling has forced to abdicate his throne. He is exiled to Elba. This part of the story makes no fucking sense to me on any level. He's exiled to Elba in island in the Mediterranean. Just six miles off the coast of Tuscany south of France. Right. Remarkably napoleon. Able to negotiate his own terms his own surrender terms, he himself chooses Elba. And he's supposed to be paid two million francs annually and be given a guard of four hundred men what a great way to get kicked out of your country. Like, I would love to lose like that. But that's the best way to lose ever. Dan. We're kicking you out Idaho. All right son of a bitch. We're we're tired of it. Tired of shit. So charity for this. I can't wait to see you weep. We're going to send you to Hawaii where we're going to force you to make do with about two million dollars a year and just to have a staff of a few hundred so take that enjoy time on the beach with all your money, you fucking idiot. How fun is it feel is it to lose a good? This is great Napoleon will also be considered the sovereign of Elba. He's putting charge. Why? Why would they do this? He gets to be like he's to be called emperor. He's still he's emperor of Elba. Now instead of seventy million people, you know, he's real about twelve thousand. Also about the thousand of his most devout supporters are allowed to live with him and Elba. Why would you do that somehow seems like a good idea to the allied forces to let Napoleon keep living to give them a lot of money to surround him with his closest most high ranking supporters give them essentially a tiny army. Let him rule the small nation the British providing with an official babysitter some officer named Neil Campbell. Who does a whole lot of dick Napoleon, essentially, ignores him starts preparing to fuck Europe up again Napoleon customer. It'd be in tastes ruling elder seriously. He changes their legal system, fixes or schools instigates infrastructure improvements. Like new roads the draining of marshes. Boosts agriculture develops mines even redesigns their flag still flies today. I mean, the guy the guy was really good at running things when he wasn't just deciding to try to take over everything. Bonaparte spent three hundred days, really nelga. His mother was able to join him there. His second wife or Louis Louis and his son Napoleon junior. They don't join him, but his polish mistress Marie will while Lusaka does join him. Of course, of course. Yes. It was there that she introduced Bonaparte to the sun. They'd had together Alexandra Joseph who legend has it that foreheads which was the average amount of heads proposed people that time. Ridiculous through through his many visitors Napoleon had been gathered intelligence on his enemies. He learned that. The French people were already getting tired of their new king. Louis the eighteenth. They gotta fuck king. Get why why? Bonaparte's followers. Still in France. We're planning a rebellion. He learned that the British who are weary of his constant guests wanted to to to move him to a much more prison like atmosphere moving to an island called Saint Helena, a little island of less than fifty square miles roughly twelve hundred miles off the western coast of Africa, roughly eighteen hundred miles from the eastern coast, South Americans in the middle of fuck. No. Or in the middle of Atlantic between South America and Africa. We'll talk about that a little more bit Bonaparte begins planning his escape, the Elbe dictator isn't discreet about it. Either even announces he's leaving to the other Elba officials because the English did not pay the money. He was supposed to receive. He feels justified. It was like a breach of the treaty. So he just he escapes. He builds a military force of two thousand six hundred imperial guards puts together a small fleet of ships. He calls his navy painted fleet to look like big British ships are going to be looked tools like British ships packs eleven fifty followers in them set sail for France and sneaks past the British March. Twentieth. Eighteen fifteen he makes it back to French soil. Immediately rallies. Another army of supporters regains control of France right now. It's now time forever. The sequel part of his speech goes like this soldiers in my exile. I heard your voice, your general is restored to you. Come and join him tear down those colors, which the nation as prescribed and which for twenty five years served as a rallying signal to all the enemies of France. Mount the Caucasian Tri color you board in the days of greatness. He's good, man. He's good March twenty fifth eighteen fifteen upon learning the Napoleon returned to France and taking it over again Europe collectively side and thought why they'll Faulk did. We not kill him. Your your bonds again together over the content. Common enemy. They prepared to fight him. Again, Napoleon second run at emperor God king or less two hundred days. But it's packed full of a lot of violence. You know, became known as the hundred day campaign after several battles Napoleon is finally defeated once and for all at Waterloo in Belgium, finally unreal. How long it took for Europe to beat this dude for good on June nineteen eighteen fifteen seventy two thousand French troops versus sixty eight thousand British Belgian Dutch and German troops fighting the battle of Waterloo. A deciding factor in pulling losing once again is is whether this time, it's rain. It was Napoleon's choice to either wait until midday to to to attack or attack. You know early in the morning hit is his idea was to wait wait until the muddy terrain drives a bit. And it's choice proved to be fatal mistake, the delay gives upwards of thirty thousand Russian troops just enough time to join their allies, outnumbered the French time for the battle. The French forces are defeated Napoleon reportedly at least told by the British rides back to. Dance and tears allied forces capture defeated polling again and decide hey, maybe we shouldn't let him be emperor anymore. This time using given an island to be ruler of this this time they're gonna put him to that Saint Helena, but they still don't kill him. Which is crazy to me. They they do send him out to this remote Saint Helena island to live his final days as the prisoner. I do not remember ever hearing about this little teeny island before the suck. It is so small and so remote Napoleon called his new home the cursed. Rock Bonaparte would spend the rest of his days playing cards and dictating his memoirs this little island was found little extra trivia here item. His and by this place. Found by Portuguese explores the dawn of the sixteenth century. No indigenous people were found living there, but the island had plenty of fresh water and soil good enough to grow fruit and vegetables. So they build a few structures plant a bunch of fruit trees and vegetables, import livestock, and they basically use it as kind of a sixteenth century truckstop for boats headed between Europe and South America or between. African South America or basically for any trade routes took sailors through that remote area today, a little less than five thousand people live there fulltime, and I so want to visit his place just got an airport a few years ago, it is so isolated many rescue attempts were allegedly planned by Bonaparte supporters, even one involving early submarines, but nothing came to fruition and polling with dive apparent stomach cancer on Saint in Saint Laurent, Saint Helena may fifth eighteen twenty one at the age of fifty one he requested to be buried in France along the banks of the scene amongst the French people have loved so much, but the British buried him on his curse rock and then in eighteen forty his body was finally dug up taking the France, although possibly not all of it. A couple of interesting pieces. Go missing allegedly more on that just a second. Even the French do not honor his burial wishes instead of burying him by the river or the river scene. He was entombed in the hotel day invalids in days ova lead a cemetery. For honored, French military leaders, and that takes us out of his was epic time suck timeline. Good job soldier made it back. Man. I know I may may have messed up some worse than I do feel like compared to earlier French base sucks better this time that is time feeling the French little more before arapahoe, but final thoughts and tell you. It's talk about those missing body parts for a second. The main one, of course is his penis. And it's almost certainly miss. But it's interesting with the French doctor working on the polio corpse in Saint Helena, and perhaps one of the most brazen cases of malpractice in human history. If it did happen, supposedly took a couple of souvenirs Kutina Bonaparte rib, and the emperor's wean, and he was not secretive about it the mid states that there apparently seventeen eye. Witnesses watched a doctor cut off the. Rounded up manhood and just put it in a little box, which seems legit. Just a big group of people gathered around a doctor cutting off a rotten dick right with their even still be anything. They're like twenty years later. And then this weird Dr supposedly gave the emperor's man roots in Napoleon's personal chaplain who took it to Corsica chaplain his killed in some unrelated blood feud, but the one point five inch the mummified PB of the God king manages to stay in his family for a hundred years Napoleon's tiny rotted dick apparently is passed down through several generations of the same family that in one thousand nine hundred four English bookseller requires it puts it in a jar and like a proper English gentlemen labels at a mummified tendon. And then later it sold for four hundred pounds finds his way to Philadelphia in one thousand nine hundred twenty seven the French art museum in New York apparently gets a hold of it displays Napoleon's dick for a bit tries to sell it back to France. They don't want to buy it probably because it's not Napoleon's dick than eight years later. One of the world's most famous neurologist, John k ladder. Mer buys Napoleon's Dingle dangle for three thousand dollars this guy also worked as neurologist of the Nuremberg trials went onto become somewhat famous for collecting creepy shit part of his collection was a bit of blood soaked fabric from inside JFK's limousine, bloody collar worn by Abe Lincoln the night of his assassination assassination and the Latimer family is still allegedly in possession of Napoleon's, mud hammer. I can imagine someone in the Latimer family, just, you know, just waiting for for grandparent to die. So they can get their hands on that Wang. You know, just come home come on a won't that sweet clean Pauline. So that's that that's legend, probably not true. But interesting story. So what a life Napoleon lived. All right, people die pretty much everywhere. He went. He also helped modernize the military law, education, accounting and banking. He pushed science and the arts he was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of men and his effort to take over the world. But our world has also benefited many ways from his influence some historians like lump two point in with. The most vicious tyrants in history, like Hitler and Stalin. Others place him in high esteem was was great men like Charlemagne Alexander the great the guy who invented yoga pants hails to them recent article on towards data science dot com ranked all military generals created a list of the best war commanders ever. And based on whatever stats they use Napoleon blew everyone away number one by a landslide more than doubling the runner up on the list, Julius Caesar. I mean, he was I mean, he was he fought like, basically all of the rest of Europe for longtime Napoleon Bonaparte was brilliant. Innovative, also, brutal and petty reshape the world we let a lot of corpses behind him famous for being able to inspire men who fought him into battle. But also very reckless with their lives when they did sell. Talented propagandists, part of the reason we talk about today is he he used propaganda to you know, exaggerate his mythology, you know, perhaps more than anything to pull in like, I said earlier showed a single life. You know, can do what what one little shave date with tools can accomplish in a lifetime. With a lot of Embiid dumped load truck self confidence in a bit of luck. You know, you can you can fit your way to a place in history forever. Pretty amazing. What meets AC what one meets second accomplish. For better for worse with one short life on this planet. Interesting Napoleon himself thought of how his legacy would be remembered he would write towards end of his life in spite of all the libels. I have no fear. Whatever about my fame. Posterity will do me Justice. The truth will be known and the good which I have done with the Foltz, which I've committed will be compared I am not uneasy for the results had I succeeded. I should have died with the reputation of the greatest man that ever existed as it is. Although I have failed. I shall be considered. As an extraordinary man, my elevations was unparalleled because unaccompanied by crime. I have fought fifty pitched battles almost all of which I have gained I have Fe framed and carried into. A code of laws that will bear mind name to the most distant prosperity from nothing. I raised myself to be the most powerful monarch in the world. Europe was at my feet. Miam-? Bishen was great I admit, but it was of a cold nature and caused by events in the opinion of great bodies. I have always been of opinion that the sovereignty lay in the people. In fact, the imperial government was kind of a Republic call to the head of it by the voice of the nation. My maxim was my oh, my maximum was the career is open to talents without distinction of birth or fortune. And this system of equality is the reason that you're all agog hate me so much. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Kind of an interesting perspective on his life, man. His ambition was to be the the greatest man in the world that ever known. And I think that people hated him so much because you continually fucking kill people and your Europe everywhere, you were the you were the worst, and that way and that way you're a worse than every serial killer. We've ever talked about combined. Okay. Lot of info. Let's let's hit the high notes again, re summarize some learn a little bit more with today's top five takeaways time. By taking away number one Europe should still be thinking a Great Britain for stopping the Polian every time he got some momentum. They were right there to sink his battleships number two had the British. Not sunk Napoleon's battleships while he was Egypt. There's a chance he would have still we still have no idea. What how would they mean? Number three, France fought bloody French revolution specifically to remove a Royal dictator. And when it was all said and done they ended up with the with another dictator Napoleon if you're gonna find for change make sure that if you win you actually truly change some things number four Napoleon was born on one small island not bothering anyone and fifty one years later he would die on another little island not bothering anyone again in between. He would wreak havoc on Europe. Unlike anyone ever had for over two decades, number five new info, a lot of people died because of Napoleon like so many impossible to determine exactly how many total, but it's s. Estimated that anywhere from three million two hundred fifty thousand to six million five hundred thousand died in the Napoleonic wars. And that total includes you know, military of all sides civilians of all sides, and that total does not include Napoleon's, Egyptian or Haitian or Middle Eastern or other pre Napoleonic war battles lot of death time. Bye. So that's it for this week. Wow. Napoleon big suck. We sucked. It. I know. There was a lot. We didn't get to the dude live way way way way too much life to have it properly investigated in a couple of hours. You know, we can do an entire podcast easily dedicated to just Napoleon, you know, and run it for for long long time. But I think we give a nice overview today. No, no shortage of info out there on the the internet. If you want to suck further out there at your library, the bookstores Andrew Roberts New York Times bestselling two thousand fourteen Napoleon biography, simply titled Napoleon a life has gotten a ton of excellent reviews. I haven't read it. They're not a sponsor, but it did win. The Los Angeles Times book book price for by biographies, the great courses. Plus, a sponsor also has an entire course devoted to Napoleon and the French revolution. So a lot more to suck out there. If you wanna find it a big, thanks to the time. So team thanks to the Queen to suck Lindy Cummins high priestess of the suck harmony village camp. Jesse guardian of grammar donor, Reverend Dr Joe paisley times. Look, high priest Alex Dugan. The guy's a bit elixir danger brain access apparel. Thanks to the lily twins for kicking off the research this week. Awesome has ever and huge huge. Thanks to new full-time. Suck dungeon employs act Flannery for immense help when this. We'll get him a nickname soon. It's insane. Workweek this week in the suck dungeon gotta give them proper proper enter later when not touring with the happy murder tour stand up for a week. And by the way, you know, going to be in Des Moines. Kansas City in Nashville, you know, coming up here soon this week and then Dallas and Houston soon after nets. We can times we head north for more history. Sucked. The Vikings hair Odin gillnet spider horse, the Vikings much more complicated than just the brutal. Sociopath. Often portrayed us wasn't just raping and pillaging. We're gonna find out how the descendants Vike warriors evolved from international pirates and slavers to some of the modern world's most advanced together. Terry nation's going to cover a few thousand years north history and a single suck going to try not to humiliate are growing group of Scandinavia. Suckers in the process. I know in Sweden, especially we're getting more and more suckers gonna talk about beserk IRS. The Viking discovery of North America gonna look into the lives of some famous. Vikings such as Eric to read Leif, Eriksson, an Olaf some last fucking name crazy ass word. I hope to have a better handle on next week and many of the Vikings. We're gonna revisit some of the north mythology from our Norse mythology suck and a lot more time. Now for today's time sucker updates. In times update. Okay. I update talking about a lot of war today. Have an interesting World War. One suck up date coming in from Cameron Wilkinson Cameron writes dear loose Athena's chief Kista hor just wanted to. Thank you for a wonderfully dark and informative podcast. It's really helped me bond with my brother after not seeing him for two years HALE Nimrod, I love that. I talked to a lot of time suckers at after the Cleveland livestock, and I love hearing stories about people getting closer with family friends, making new friends for me new bonds because of just have an interesting shift to talk about every week. I just got done with your World War One suck and thought it was awesome. If I could just add one thing I'd like to talk about the aviation innovations that took place before interrupted gear or even the protective plane on the back of the propeller blades were thought of now, this is interrupted gears. What allowed you know, the the fighter planes back on what went to shoot in between the propellers as they're flying. So they can you know, how these mounted gun shoot the other planes. We'll before this German and French reconnaissance aircraft would try to shoot each other down by firing rifles and handguns most likely revolvers at each other while passing by kind of like jousting the air thought, you might find that interesting. I do if you don't read the whole Email of it doesn't make the show. What these big deal keep pumping out that sweet suck. See you in nimrods nuts. Yes there. That's awesome. Thank you, just just lean out the plane shooting at another plane with a rifle how'd you like that job? Right. That's insane. Thanks for sharing that and. Yeah. Hope to see you nimrods ball sack down the road, buddy. We mentioned MacGill's pop today. And we have an interesting but update from time sucker goes by Canopus. Hey, Dan, I listened to your Donner party suck. Now just wanted you to know you weren't too far from the truth. When you joked about MacGill's pop, it's actually called prolapse and can happen. If he pushed you hard when defecating it's the tearing of the in a wall, which makes the anus fall out it's caused by too much anal sex. Actually, I out krypton that the wrong kind of Ailes or hard pushing when defecating PS don't research that word alone. You'll go to websites that are unsavory love always soon to be spaces your cannibus. Yes. Anna prolapse is no joke. Absolutely. Should not be Google unless you are a masochist, and you have a strong stomach and for sure definitely do not as I did one time because I just couldn't help myself. Someone's like, dude you've seen those pictures of dogs who have prolapse wholesome like now like just look it up and I wanted to just like fucking smash. I wanted to throw up on my computer, and then just smashed into a million pieces. It was so gross. Little more poop knowledge can count in from time, sicker Brittany K. Really, right. Stairmaster? Stuck are recently listened to your order of the Solar Temple suck and had a hilariously interesting conversation with my spouse who had not yet listened to it just a little background for you. I am an anthropology major with a health emphasis. So I have looked up a lot of weird medical things for school when you were talking about Dr Luke's, you're using a homeopathic cures. Now, he might have tried to. Vince, someone to let me let me defecated in the mouth because he had a healthy poop to cure the person with unhealthy poop. It made me think of a fecal microbial, transplantation, FM and FM tea is where someone with healthy PU donates it to a clinic they mix it with a saline solution and then inject it into an unhealthy person's colon via colonoscopy to cure, some 'Bacterial issues. It's actually a brilliant way of fixing some very terrible diseases. But still when you said this reminded me of this. I was telling my spouse about this. And he jokingly said that while Dr lingerie went to defecate in the patient's mouth, he must have thought. Oh, but Rahall wrong hole anyways way to get a laugh. Just tell you my to. Yes. Attaches a short video explaining a fecal, Michael micro microbial transportation with some Q cartoons and a boring narrator. If you're interested on how it works will. Thank you know. She's Andy say thank you for all you do and making the world. A better more learning place your soon to be spaces at once. I finally graduate and get a real. Job britney. Thank you Britney. I've watched the video yet. Maybe I will soon sounds better than the other other images. I could've seen based on the previous updates. And we also had a lot of time suckers right in about fecal transplants the past few weeks. So thank you for sharing that if all of you. I totally believe it's real appreciate the kind words and Nimrod and finally last one for today, I got time sucker Cassandra with one of my lies. And she also Senate a great maim regarding more of my lies that I'll share share with you. 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368 Napoleon Hill's Writings Unpacked in Truthful Living Book by Author, Jeffrey Gitomer

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368 Napoleon Hill's Writings Unpacked in Truthful Living Book by Author, Jeffrey Gitomer

"Mindfulness mode three hundred sixty eight success is up to you. And so with those thoughts you go up to me, we'll shit. I guess I better concentrate on it. Welcome to mindfulness mode. I'm Bruce Lankford your mindfulness mode life coach and and host. It's always great to have you here. And I appreciate when you share the news about mindfulness mode with new people. So they can be introduced to the show. That's always awesome. And of course, when when new listeners subscribe that helps the show immensely, so thanks if you've already subscribed, I recorded a guided meditation that you can you can download and it will help you to release your inner blocks. Have you ever felt like there's just something holding you back this guided meditation will help you surrender your stress help you become more focused. So that you can raise your personal level of contentment, you can achieve more of what you wanna do in your life. If you have increased concentration and know how. To abandon your inner blocks. So this will help you do that. It'll help you release. What's holding you back? Like, I said you will hear the calming sound of waves on this thirty minute guided, meditation, it's just four dollars ninety nine cents. So to get your copy, go to mindfulness mode dot com forward slash release. Have you ever heard of the classic book think and grow rich by Napoleon hill chances are you probably heard of it. And I know I've read it and number of times, it's a it's a fantastic book. And it has a lot to do with mindfulness. You'll find that out when you read it, even though mindfulness was not a word that was used back when this book was originally written while my guest today has a close connection to the Napoleon hill foundation Napoleon hill is the author and you'll find out more about how he's connected to the foundation. He's gained access to long lost writings by Napoleon hill. And he's now published an exciting new book called truthful living. I highly recommend it sit back relax and enjoy. My interview today with the wonderful Jeffrey get Emmer. Oh. And by the way, there are some choice words being used once in a while. This episode. So if you have children in the back seat just be aware of that you might want to shut it off. I just want to give you heads up. So sit back like, I said, relax and enjoy today's awesome interview. Hey mindful tribe. I have a fantastic guest today. I've Jeffrey get him or with me a Jeffrey are you in mindfulness mode today. Dude, I am so mindful. I can't stand it. Well, I hope I can stand it because we're going to be spending a few minutes together. Oh, cool. I think it's going to be funny. Find out finding out. How mindful you are. I'm one of the most mindful people. I know that's good. Jeffrey Gettleman is an author professional speaker and business trainer who writes and lectures internationally on sales customer, loyalty and personal development. He's written thirteen books on sales, including the award winning the little red book of selling which is sold more than five million copies worldwide. He's been a featured speaker for the largest companies in the world for more than twenty years, you can find Jeffrey get him or online at get him or dot com. That's G I T O M E R and also at get learning academy dot com. His newest book is called truthful living. And it's based on the first writings of Napoleon hill, so checkout truthful living I will create for you today. Bruce, an additional thought about what mindful really cool. Well, I was just going to ask that what is mindfulness to you? Jeffrey sheriff Todd mindfulness to me is dedicating yourself to focused thought on a single subject. So that you can clarify it in your own mind. Both mentally and physically when I mean physically I mean in writing because I'm a writer, right? And every morning I wake up and I write every single morning. I right or I read or I create and that causes me. I right. I read or I prepare, and that causes me to think and create. Five wake up in the morning. Do this. Now, I've only been doing it for twenty five years is that. Oh, yeah. I don't know if it's working yet or not I'm going to do for another twenty five. And then that's it. I'm going to quit. I think it's working. Yeah. But yeah. Twenty five years. So for quite a while you didn't do that. Didn't you just start writing when you're in your forties? Yes. Correct. I started writing at forty six started speaking at forty eight. And what made you decide to start writing? When you're in your forties. Somebody wrote something about me and it sucked. And I said, oh, I can write better net guy. And I started writing literally. And then when did you get hooked was that immediate? Well, I realized after my first column was published in Charlotte business journal. I realized that if I did one hundred of those. I'd have a book. And I did. I mean, literally I went from. You know? I can't explain it. But it just worked out that way. I started to write my first column really sucked back and read it every once in a while. And then I made a list of all the things I wanted to write about my subjects for the next month. Because I knew I was going to be reading every every Friday. And I followed that lists for about three weeks maybe four weeks. And then I never looked back. Never looked at it. Again, my mind began to focus in on what the real deal was. And if I really wanted to gain notoriety the first week, my call them appeared in the paper a client of potential client calls up. I went to his place a business. He wrote me a retainer check for a thousand dollars. I went back showed it to the publisher of the business journal, and I go, okay. This is Rolin. Thank you and never looked back. And what was your first book you wrote the sales bible sales bible? September of nineteen ninety four and still in print. That's pretty awesome for your first book because some people write a first book that they want to forget, that's true. That is not me. I read a book I want to remember, right? And the best way that I can remember it is to write it. I think that you did a cool job of this Napoleon hill. Book truthful living that came from twenty-five years of writing and fifteen years of giving value to the Napoleon hill foundation. And then they opened it up. So that you could write based on his earlier writings, so then they all they called me up and say, we've we've found these documents would you like to edit them and annotate them, and I go L. Yeah. I would guess. So that's what happened. Literally, I I found my way to. I put myself in a position of worth to the Napoleon hill foundation. And then they found a way to help me in a monetary way. We're actually splitting the money from the book, or well, that's really cool because that's really the whole theme of the book when you get to the very end the great truth. You just described it. Correct. And I wanted to do it in a way that they would perceive as alternate value. If I could create a monster of a book for them that would bring them a ton of money. It would make me happy. And you know, I'm gonna make money as a result of it. But the book is being published by Amazon their publishing house, not they're loaded up on the internet and see if you can make a quarter, a book, write real, this is the publishing house that is in competition with all the major publishing houses in the world and winning. And they have an outside PR firm that will be working on this for about three months month and a half before month and after to get me on podcasts like yours. It's a great book. I really enjoyed it. Thanks here. Let me hold it up here. So I would challenge the audience that it is about mindfulness. Absolutely is from the very beginning. I just renamed it and the and the rename was concentration as the old world for mindfulness. And I think that once you have that. You really have something. Well concentration is let me see which chapter that was. Yeah. That yet a whole chapter on that chapter eighteen the great magic key. He called it. Exactly. And it takes a little while before you figure. Okay. What is that? Magic key. What is it? You know, we always in suspense and. The old way of saying mindfulness is it is concentration mindfulness. But concentration the way hill defines, it is you are concentrating on the other elements that he perceives as integral to making a person both successful and wealthy. So he wants you to have a positive attitude. You got to concentrate on that you want you to be self confident. You got to concentrate on that you want you to have deep belief desire. You got to concentrate on that. You have to be of service to others. You have to concentrate on that. And but you have to do it all the time. It's not some bullshit thing where you can have a beer watch a football game. And then go back to concentration. No, you're on. It even says when you're on vacation. Yeah. He does the mind never sleeps the mind is never turned off. And so I look at it from the perspective of all, right? I'll buy it. Worked for me for an extended period of time. I don't watch television except for some sporting events every once in a while. And I have a Lhasa fy about that that I if I'm going to watch a game for three hours, then I'll read for three hours, well, balanced that I'm out, and I don't I don't I drink four beers year. Just to prove I'm not, you know. And that's why you're watching the game. Right. Sometimes like I'm going to Germany for the international book fair next month. I have to have a beer there. I mean, you can't go to Germany. No. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. I'm not going to have a Budweiser either. Or a Labatt's? Blue Labatt blue is not bad. But I would I would go with some kind of spotting or girl shore. Something got a little bit of heat. Do it true. German beer. Yeah. I might have to actually I might have to groceries check. But Belgian, but they're all they're all we'd base beers. Are all good. And I will be happy as a lark. I don't drink wine in France. But I try not to America because it gets rattled on the way over and I don't want to drink Pino. It'll be Oregon. Pinot not. Oh, yeah. Yeah. I'm not a California guy. But I would challenge the listener of yours that the reason I'm as successful as I am because I go to sleep sober. I think it makes a big difference and people say, well, yeah. People say, I'm not a morning, man. Right. You're not a morning person. Because you go to sleep fucked up. Go. Well, ten thirty in the morning. We're the morning go tell you where went out the window last night so population does that. Well, that's their problem. My my challenge is to myself, not to them, whatever they do is fine. I get to wake up in the morning. It'd be me. As a nine year old that lives with me half the time, and I walk her to school. So don't tell me got kids. I got kids I got three other daughters and four other grand daughters. So I have family, I'm a family guy, and Jennifer my fiancee, and I we concentrate on helping ourselves succeed, and then helping others succeed that's the focus and with this book Tusa living book Napoleon hill, it has refocused me on my own self. Achievement and done so easily done so easily. It's not even funny. I love I love editing it, but I'm more loved reading it into an audio book because that made me concentrate on every single word. And it was I'm sorry. Mine. Made me be mindful of every single word in the book. I don't want to misinterpret this audience choice process or process. Either one. Well, you know, Canadians are a little that kind of stuff. Well, you know, we have a few differences, but a lot of my listeners air in US. Anyway. Drink, Tim, Horton coffee. Yes. Yes. I do figures. Yeah. Yeah. Not all the time. I don't like I don't like the feeling of being addicted. I don't either I just don't like that about anything. And so unless it's something like that super healthy or something. But as soon as I feel like it's got me. Unlike no, you don't I don't like that feeling. Yeah. That's interesting. Most people don't know they're addicted or don't care. Well, they'll block it. I'm not addicted. I can quit smoking. I can quit anytime. I wanna just don't want to right now. I just want. I just want to smoker. I just I like it makes me feel good. Yeah. I'm going to die with the pipe up. My ass at the moment. I'm feeling fine. Yeah. So. We have certainly have mindfulness and concentration in common. I don't know that we have the same. Criteria that goes into the concentration process. Just in terms of all the things that you have to concentrate on or be mindful of. Mindfulness by itself is a tough definition for somebody to to deal with there has to be a target. Focus talks about in the book. There has to be one main focus. Yeah. So hill says get a definite major aim and concentrate on that until you get it finish. What you start? Also says success is up to you. And so with those thoughts you go. Oh, it's up to me. We'll shit. I guess I better concentrate on it. And no because in nineteen seventeen when he'll wrote this. I don't think the word mindful was there yet. Maybe I don't either mindset was there for sure, but mindful, and he also says he can't stand it when people are wallowing in self pity and anger, and they failed to see the golden ticket. He says, right? Isn't that? Cool. Very cool. Whoa. Is me is a is a constant within the framework of our society. It is I please give me more, you know, in your society when you go north of New York, and you find your way into candidate cross the border somewhere. They give you a lot of stuff. They give you a system they give you healthcare. They give you signs in French and English and equals, equal typeface. I mean, they literally have signed police going around checking. And it's a different kind of culture. I think your cultures more serious than ours. Other than SETV. I don't know that you've ever laughed. Yeah. I have actually. You must have some American roots in there somewhere. Probably I do spend a lot of time. So the border okay Vanson conference. I'll tell you why. This is pretty interesting Canadians call where we live North America. And we call it America. And if you ever if you ever have you ever seen a weather report here? You go to Montana, you go to New York you go to Minnesota. And there's a line there that you know, on the map and nothing above it. No. I know I've seen that. That crazy or what? It's raining but non data not at Canada Canada. It doesn't exist right now. Our our presidents are in fucking fight. And. Bullshit. There's a fight going on. Yeah. Well, there are always fights going on. But. You got to kind of I think ignore that. And just focus on what works for you. What your thing should be? That's what he talks about. In. The book says focus on yourself. I make yourself the best person you possibly can be. And then give it out whether it says, a father or a business person or a doctor or a lawyer, whatever it is. You can't be a great lawyer unless you're a great person. You can't be a great dad unless you're a great person. You can't be a great business person unless your purse. Yeah. And he says give more give more than you expect to receive right? That's pretty cool. Isn't it? That's how I got the whole deal. That's giving more. I I told the Napoleon hill initiative. Okay. I'll do your newsletter on do it on one condition. And they said what's that? I said that you never pay me at dime. That that's like a showstopper. And they said, what do you mean? I said, well, I'm going to do it as thank you for Napoleon hill, showing me the path to a positive attitude. How can I ever repay that? And so we've been doing the newsletter for fifteen years. And now finally they're like would you like to do this? Go to cool. It is cool. And is that how you got on the right path in your forties or were you on the right path before that I was always on the right path. I was only giving more than I was receiving always. So what were you doing before you were writing? I was in business for myself. I'm manufactured. Leisure furniture in the late sixties, I manufactured imprinted sportswear in the seventies. I had a consulting firm in the eighties actually still manufacturing sportswear until eighty four. I owned a couple of trade and technical schools, eight moved to Charlotte and started writing in ninety two and that changed everything. I mean, literally. I went from an expert to an authority because my words weren't print and that. Makes you much more substantial. Is all I'm saying. So you've always had a winning mindset. Yes. Always always wanted to. Think of myself as winter, I always thought by outcomes would be good. I was raised in a family that was somewhat upper middle class. Along country club. Parents paid for college that kind of thing where did you where did you live when you're a kid? I lived in New Jersey just outside of Philadelphia hadn't field, new Jersey City, New jersey, hadn't field, New Jersey and then cherry hill, New Jersey, and then moved to Florida for a little while and then Indiana for a little while and then back to New Jersey for a little while and now Charlotte, right Charlotte is wonderful. I've been there for thirty years. It's like. I don't want to tell too many people might get crowded. Well, I enjoyed it. When I was there like a great place. Yup. It's a very, it's an unbelievable place. So I'm going to challenge your listeners that. Truthful living is a is a book that will change minds and mindfulness. It will give people a different way in your group of of listeners a different way to think of how to be mindful. I agree. It is how to concentrate on what you believe is most important to you. And if you get that mindset. Then you're going to start winning in a way where you're you're almost surprising to you. And you wake up in the morning. You more directed. During the course today you more productive. I actually stopped playing games on my phone. I was playing intellectual word game. I started out with with angry birds. Oh, yeah. Because it was easy to play a great victory when you got the final. So I finally got off of that. And then I started playing word cookies and word bubbles or you get ten letters or eight letters make words out of thoughtful game. But it was occupying too much time. So I gave it up completely one day. I just said stop. And it's amazing now when I go to my phone, I never go to the game. I always go to something that will make me more productive. I do what's next rather than say? Well, I'll take five minutes out and just shoot around play game at no not good. Because arson sweat Martin in one thousand nine hundred seven say said never underestimate the value of spare minutes. That's a good quote. It's a real good quote. Yeah. Because we think oh, I need a break. I deserve a break. I just need to do something or whatever we have all all kinds of excuses. Yeah. Whatever the break is people need a break because they don't like what they do. I don't need a break. I don't I, you know. I mean, I'm older. Maybe I need a nap. But I don't need a break. Yeah. I need a nap once in a while you just you just keep on writing. That's your central writing. And how do you come up with this? I don't know. I'm smart. I don't I don't there's no part back in here where I can like this is how I come up with it. It's a it's a secret. It's a deep teakwood. The secret is so deep I don't even. Well, don't you always have a list of things you want to write about shirt? Oh, let's your shirt, I nap periodically. Okay. Pretty cool. It's a thinking man's t-shirt. Well, and you've got your your podcast info behind you sell. It is a lot of fun to listen to Jennifer on there. You have great banter back and forth. We just crossed one hundred thousand downloads a month. Cool. It's been a pretty interesting journey. We have great staff of people. I mean, people that actually know the business a podcasting, and we have gone to daily we do something every day, and we mix it up to where sometimes we have a guest, and sometimes we don't. You can be you know, I would really like to consider being on our podcast to talk about. How do you interview? Somebody what kind of questions. Do you ask them to be able to make the interview more compelling, and you have to stay on your subject suppose, they wander and they go someplace else you wander with them. I think you just remain mindful remain aware. And yes, you go with them if it serves your audience if it serves the overall of the the goal of the show, but if not the no you don't go with them on track. Do most of the people that you interview have written some kind of book. No, some of them have. But no, not not all of them. They don't read their books. They have one before the interview. I almost always do. Yeah. Almost always do in. If I can't read the entire book. I at least read three quarters of it, you know, and skim through bit of it, but read all all the rest of it. Yeah. I really like reading the books that's one of the huge perks for this. I get to read awesome books and a lot of times before they've been even published and when does your book published October thirtieth is launch date. But. If you're anywhere in the world, you can go to Amazon dot com in your world and pre by the book. And it will ship to you on October thirtieth. And I'll even be able to order the audible, and here you I read the book myself that's cool when when will that be available same date? I think they're pushing for that. I'm not thousand percent positive, but I do believe that it will be available. Certainly the kindle version will be available in the audiobook, I believe it will be available to it's already recorded, and it's been edited by us. So I can't imagine that it wouldn't be what it roll download I love how you've got all these full page quotes. You've got lots of content lots of content, and that's the kind of book that you just I just want to keep coming back to. I wanna keep picking it up read a little more read it again, read a little more read it again. And then all these full page quotes, which really make it so clear what you're talking about. Exactly that was by design, of course. But if you just anybody who's. Thinking should I buy truthful living are not going to Abbas on? And just look at the table of contents. If that doesn't give you an noth- of a of a feeling like, wow, this book is for me. If I had one wish the great magic key that time the most precious thing in the world seven success rules adopted chief aim in life, come on the law of harmonious attraction. Yeah. Instead of just the love attraction, the love 'harmonious attract, actually, I have. Re named that law. One hundred years later to the law of value attraction. Because if there's no value what the hell am I attracted to like a moth going to a light bulb? You get there in sleight. Why am I doing this? Unfortunately, a lot of us do do that we do attract stuff to our lives. We shouldn't be are we don't actually want. Well, most people are go to the shiny object. We are as society mollified by shiny objects. Whether it's a car or a watch or a television or a new dress, or whatever it is. We sort of like lemmings go to the department store or the online store or Amazon, and I'm buy stuff. And that's the world counts on that. I do it. I wanna buy which right for me. I I use dragon for MAC, and I've got this new MAC and wasn't working. Right. So I I got a new microphone just to talk into my computer. Right. I quote had to. I find a quarter for everything I had to buy probably, you know. You know, thousands of dollars didn't actually need. But what I do now with with this book is I'm reading a little bit of it. Again, every day just a little in the morning, and what happens is I come across a quote, and it makes me stop and think it literally makes me stop education comes from within. You get it by struggle and effort and thought. Okay. Cool. Ambition is a contagious thing. If you give it to the world the world will give it back to you in increased measure, keep it unto yourself, and you will lose it. It will take wings and fly. Whoa. So there has to be sharing aspect of what you do giving aspect of what you do. My father taught me to give without measuring. And as good that's a good thing to exactly and what he told me to do when Jeffrey he said when someone comes to borrow money from you, don't lend the money just give it to them. And that way, you don't have to worry about being paid back and losing a friend because they didn't pay you back one hundred bucks or thousand bucks, or whatever it was. Yeah. That is cool. And I've done that on my life while Napoleon Hill's thinking grow rich didn't that sell millions and millions copies that was the literally the third or fourth ration- of his philosophy. But it's referred to as his magnum opus because that's the one that is sold the most. Now could this out sell it? I don't know the book is hills book has been around since thirty seven. So it's you know, it's we're now in its eightieth year. I disbelief would have to be eight years old in order to catch up to it. So, but it will it sell a million copies in a heartbeat. Copied around the world. You know, I'm going to go to the Frankfurt book fair few weeks, and we'll have it in thirty languages within a year. So I'm convinced that it will be very well read and sought after then the question is what's this longevity? And no one can predict that. Well, I can predict it. I. I think I'm going to be reading this book, you know, ten fifteen twenty years from now because I think it's going to be on my shelf, and I'll just pick it up those votes. If you're a thinker. You're going to read it. This book is clearly for thinkers and for doers. It will give you an action plan, and it will in many cases, I have a young man who read the book this past week. And he said it reinforced many of the things that I was doing. So when I came to something that I wasn't doing I committed myself to do it. Like, it was half nodding your head and the other half. Oh shit. I'm doing that. Right. I'm not doing that. Well, enough, so. A game plan of the mind and then game plan of action. I think that our our. Thought process merges when hill says thoughts are things or thoughts come things, and that's a definition of mindfulness. If you if you think about something long enough, and you haven't done it yet, it becomes actionable because you justify whatever it is to yourself, maybe justified it to others, and all of a sudden, it becomes a thing. And he he'll tell you that think about the telephone think about the automobile, they were all thoughts and then manifest themselves. Something amazing. Where would we be without the airplane? And that's exactly how he starts out thinking girl rich of talking about a lot thoughts are wonderful things. And then he goes from there. And that's mindfulness. I wish you would have said thoughts become things. And the the thinking grow rich. Is interesting in that it needs a comma think comma, and then grow rich. Yeah. But he was just like anybody else's writing a book, the let the reader figure that out. Well, that's right. And and he let's figure out a lot of stuff. He'd just doesn't come right out and tell you he wants you to that between the lines is there is on. Yeah. Has that way of writing? And I want to ask you a story about when you were growing up a story about when you were a kid. What inspired you what made you tick? What did you love? Well, I was in a neighborhood in Atlantic City, New jersey up until the fourth grade, and I want you to think about when you were in the fourth grade, you were nine or ten years old. And your parents were most likely more protective. They started to be protective. Now when I was ten years old. It was in the fifties. There was hardly any traffic. There was hardly any. And I rode my bike all over Margate and Atlantic City with my friends or by myself without even thinking about it that can grade third grade fourth grade, I was riding my bike in the street. And the weren't a lot of cars. It was a very residential neighborhood. Although it was Alantic city in the summer that would be more traffic, but the window. There was none. And we'd ride down to the beach play football in the beach and plays all kinds of sports or ride your bike on the boardwalk at six o'clock in the morning or seven o'clock in the morning walk to school, of course. And that was that was part of the deal. But it was clearly a safer and different time. Yeah. No doubt. I mean think about the crime in those days when? Twentieth. Before when not even twenty four ten years before when Lindbergh's baby was was kidnapped that. That that's still in the news. Yeah. I mean, we probably have eighty five kidnappings day in this country right now and give a report of this many up occasionally you hear about one, but it's rare and did you like to read as a kid? No, not really I read could play outside. Well, put it this way. When the godfather came out as a movie, I had already read the book. So I was reading I belong to the science fiction book club. But it was I like a voracious reader. No. But I read and I read pretty frequently. But I never considered myself a reader because in college, I never read the book. I avoided the book like the plague. I would listen intently as I could. And I'd buy the cliff notes and try to fake my way into a into a better grade. And my faking was not very good. So it didn't work usually. No. But I did get an a an English composition, which nobody else. In the class could do. So I knew I I knew I had writing within me. I just didn't realize that become a vocation. And were you ever bullied as a kid? Yeah. I was actually because I'm Jewish and so people tend to pick on Jews. I don't know why. One. When I first went to went to hadn't feel junior high school. Central school. Humming. I'm in the. Playground and some kid came up to me Bill Campbell said you knew I said, yeah, he said, we don't really we don't really like Jews. And he'll cock this fist that me. And another kid Robbie allegory stepped in front of me. And knocked this kid down to the ground with one munch. Really? Yeah. And. We're still friends allegory the guys that picked died when just within a decade or two. Robbie allegory me, we talk we actually Email, you know, doing my high school class, which is about to go through fifty fifth reunion, by the way, pretty cool. We're going to meet up done city or Cape May and hang out for a couple of days and shoot the ship. That's very cool. I will also tell you we had this is pretty interesting growing up. I went to a high school. That's one of the top rank schools in the United States, always the top rank schooling jersey, hadn't field memorial high school and my fiftieth. You knew we were all sort of walking around and we came to the front office. I felt like I was in catcher in the rye are now is old and Caulfield disdain Inara joining to right? Fuck you somewhere official, but I did not and the question came up. What was the most important thing about our high school education? And everyone. Agreed. It was grammar. We took a grammar test and that school every single day for four years. And imagine how that's played out for me as a writer. To not to know the difference between their there, and they're another between your and your. And when you see it miss done, your thinking that guy's an idiot. Yeah. I see that all the time on social media. I'm thinking like people don't know the difference between te'o and T. Oh, they don't know possesses at all, you know. Our T H E R E. You don't need to be possessive. Everything belongs. That's one of the problems. Well, that's funny. Well, thanks. So what book where you most excited about writing? You've written thirteen of them. Yeah. I'm always excited about the the next one. But the little gold book of yes, attitude, clearly is my somewhat auto by graphical journey to attitude in that very helpful for me to write someone asks me the at sixty years. But but the new book is always the best book. And while I didn't I didn't write this book Napoleon hill wrote the original language. I just ended it. Yeah. I left his words intact completely. I took out portions of the book that weren't germane to truthful living because it started out as a sales an advertising course. And then the end of every lesson hill wrote about the foundations of of achievement. And when I realized that the whole foundation of what led to thinking grow rich was in these initial lessons. I I was crazy with excitement. I love how you preface each chapter in the end you talk about what you can do how you can implement this into days world. That's what makes it so real. Yeah. There is enough. Instruction in the book. How to look at this. How to read it? And then I throw my two cents inside of a chapter, and then I end with how can you implement this. And I make the implementation plan so simple or so simple sounding people might actually start to do it. You never know you never know who's going to read the book, you never know how it's going to impact them, you never know who's going to become something better than they are right now. So I write the book for everybody knowing that twenty percent of the people read it we'll go to the moon. I just don't know which twenty percent. No. We never do. Yeah. Well, I impressed. I think it's a great book. I want to ask you five quick answer questions Jeffrey, if that's okay, one person, tell me this who's one person who's influenced your mindfulness. I'm going besides Polian hill. The person who has most influenced me was Earl Nightingale because I would listen to what he was saying a recorded message, and I will get stuck on a thought and realized that another three or four minutes of the of the recording gone by and I didn't listen to any of that. Because I was so I was always backtracking. I was always hitting reversing. Wait, wait. What did he say there? And he made me think more than anybody. Just in terms of who I wanted to become and what I had to do in order to get there. How was mindfulness affected your emotions? Having been through a few divorces having children. Grandchildren. You have to concentrate on their success and their safety and their happiness and their wellbeing. Their health. Everyone has their issues in life. And I try to pay attention to what everyone needs from me as father or grandfather. But I I make certain that. I'm okay myself. I can't be the best dad in the world unless I become the best person in the world. And I can just that's. You can substitute dad for anything else. You want driver teacher writer, whatever it starts out with you. As a great person. Tell us. How breathing is part of your mindfulness? I used to breathe a lot better. I think when I was meditating. You kind of meditation is one of the things you get in the habit of it. And then you get out of the habit of it easy. Not to do. Jim ryan. And I should breathe better. The one thing that I have learned to do is breathe as a speaker. So I speak from my diaphragm rather than from my throat. I'm well aware of that process because I've had a couple of road operations heredity is caused a couple of polyps on my vocal folds and after they were removed. I literally went to speech therapy to relearn how to fill my diaphragm with air. And then expel it as I'm speaking and take that breath before I start to speak again. So it's it's a habit now. So I guess I probably concentrate on breathing more than most people without actually thinking about it. Speak from here. Not from here. It's a breathing. Your new book truth will living is a book that we both mentioned is totally about mindfulness. Do you have any other books that you would recommend that are about mindfulness or sort of related to it anything that has been written before nineteen forty has some kind of mindful process to it? If you go back and in this book itself. The bible in this book itself. If you go to the last pages, you'll see a reading list that Napoleon hill recommends. Q ought to read every one of them reeks of mindfulness. Every one of them will cause you to stop and think and consider new information and make you think in terms of yourself, mindfulness is a process that says, okay. What can I do to make me think better for me? And she better for me. And it also reveals into point hills mentors without actually saying, hey, these guys redirected my thought, so when you see Arsene sweat. Martin's name in their times in a in a list of ten books you go. I think something's going on here. So think about that the difficulty in finding an old book and reading it is not written contemporary language. Exactly. And so you have to read it slower and interpreted more, but I can promise you gems there. So I look at Martin as one of the people I look at Carnegie is one of the people I look at certainly Erling one of the people that will create mindful thought or meet. And I would challenge the audience to do the same thing. There's also a group of books by Elbert Hubbard. Who lived near Canada, by the way. Aurora New York. Oh, yeah. And he wrote message to Garcia in eighteen ninety nine and about two hundred other things during his lifetime. Very prolific died in nineteen seventeen on the looser taniwha. So in a in a twenty year period of time, literally he produced a lifetime of work. I gotta check him out. I haven't read anything by him. Just start out with message to okay, I will thanks for that all this in our show notes as well mindfulness mode dot com. You can check it out. And do you use any apps or recommend any apps, which helps you to be more mindful? Yes. And this is pretty interesting. I used dragon for MAC, I dictate my book. Don't type on type heat because I'm concentrating on my own thought. And when I use my thought in conjunction with the keys on the keyboard? And I hit the wrong key. I wrecked. My thought process. I have to go back and look for P or backspace or put a comment, and I don't do that. I just say what I'm thinking. And then I go back. And and did you always do this from back in when you're in your forties? No, no dragging us to suck. Yeah. I know. But I thought maybe you still dictated and have had somebody did I dictate other people. You're correct. Okay. So you do that. Okay. And I started that out I'm going to say not with the sales bible. But clearly by the little red book. I was dictating right sometimes type I have a million characters in my machine, and they're all type, but my preference is to go immediately to microphone mode. I'm inspired by a writer. Thank you. I really am. Because you've you've just written so much content. That is easy to digest and so valuable in terms of sales and helping people move forward in their business because after all we all need to know how to sell correct, regardless of what it is that you're doing. If you're a nurse. You're going to try to sell. The courage -ment for the patient to live, and my wife is a nurse. She's a critical care nurse. So she's dealing with families. All the time. She asked to sell stuff. Believe me. I'm sure she does. Yeah. Well, get him or dot com where to find you. But get them learning academy dot com is also where to find you can get my online academy slash university. All it what you will. There's a sales assessment there's a sale cert there's about a thousand hours worth of valuable content that I've recorded here in our studio. What you're looking at in the background is a microcosm of what's in front of me. You know, there's about a thousand square feet here is a studio, and we recorded a green scheme anytime you see one of my YouTube videos. I did it most likely in the studio or some of my own, right? I'm starting to do more Facebook live. I did one last night sortie up to a couple thousand views. Cool. I love I love your seller. Die podcast. It's a lot of fun. Because you, you know, you have great banter. But at the same time, you always have great content as well. So you kind of have a great balance. We'll show up. You could be a great guest. I would. To be a guest will be a lot of fun. We'll Challenger Gray matter. All the way up to the great Cup. A great Cup is. Okay. Well, I'm not much of a sports fan. So I have some great matter problems when we were talking sports, I got. From canada. And she was like hockey puck. Well, the the hockey puck was out on the street. Anyway, I got. That's true. That's very true. Yeah. All right. So I'm very grateful to you for the opportunity to talk about truthful living. If you're listening still Amazon pre by the book living the hill. Jeffrey. Yeah. I highly recommended it's a great book and go to get him or dot com, and it's G I T O M E R, you're working out at the gym or whatever G I T O M E R go to that website. Get the book truthful living. It's awesome. And it's been awesome talking with you Jeffrey. Thank you. Thank you very much. Yeah. Me too at Tim Horton's Toronto. Definitely all right. Yeah. Thanks bye. Now. 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Napoleon Hill Quotes Broken Down by Bucky Cordray, Dr. Breck, Clay Clark and Jason Beasley

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Napoleon Hill Quotes Broken Down by Bucky Cordray, Dr. Breck, Clay Clark and Jason Beasley

"All Right Jason on today's show. It's a special Valentine's edition of the drive time show and as my way to express my love for the thrive nation. I'm going to share with them. A book that changed my life or an author that changed my life. The book think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill changed my life so much so I named my son Aubrey Napoleon Hill. It's true now that any further do break out of words of wisdom from Napoleon Hill. Some shows don't need a celebrity narrator to introduce this show. This show dots to eight. Kids Co created by two different women thirteen multimillion dollar businesses majors and gentlemen. Welcome to thrive time. Shaw Yes yes yes. Yes thrived nation. I'm not sure when you're going to hear this show. You can hear it in the morning. We're going to hear at night but I can tell you. I'm recording this show for you on this Valentine's Day on the day of yet another Patriots football game. I'm super excited. I'm wearing my gunner Shefty Jersey as the Patriots get prepared tonight at seven twenty central standard time to play the Houston Texans and what will be an incredible game and Even though everything about watching the Patriots is probably something. You don't care about the reason why like sharing with you about the Patriots are so there are so many management mastery tips. You can learn from their head coach. Bill Belichick there are so many parallels to running an NFL team as that are very similar to running a small business and it is absolutely possible for you to learn something from Bill Belichick each and every time you hear a reference to him on these shows but as much as I love bill. Belichick the person who's made the biggest impact on my life and my business philosophy by far is Napoleon Hill on Napoleon Hill. Is the best selling self help author who famously worked for free for Andrew Carnegie the world's wealthiest man during his lifetime because he wanted to learn the secrets of super success. Jason Think about that for a second imagine. How old are you right now? I am twenty six. Imagine you went today. You went home and you're Napoleon Hill is about this age and you went and talk to your your your wife. Listeners. Out there who don't know your wife. Well what is your wife's first name. Her name is Alexis. And how long have you two been together Going on five years married for three months as of the end of November. So imagine this imagine that you went home today and you said to your wife he said. Hey here's a deal. She says I was the podcast goes good. But here's the deal. I have agreed to work for free for Bill Gates or in this case. It's not an Andrew Carnegie. Andrew Carnegie was the world's wealthiest man during his lifetime. Bills the world's wealthiest right now as of today just passed. Jeff Bezos with a net worth of one hundred ten billion as of last week. But I I've been thinking it over and we're GONNA move out there to the Seattle area and we're going to work for Bill Gates for free for ten years and she says how's it going to go over. She would be very confused. She'd say I don't understand what you're saying or why you're saying it so and you'd say you know. Hey Listen I. I wanted to learn how to become super successful. and Bill Gates agreed to let me work for him poor free for a decade and he promised he's going to introduce me to the. Who's who of the business game so I'm GonNa meet you know I'm GonNa meet the head people at Apple Tim Cook. I'M GONNA meet Mark Zuckerberg. I'M GONNA get to include all these interviews in my book but I've got to commit to work for free for a decade. Now here's what he's going to do. He is going to give me access to these people. But I've got to work for free for a decade. How would that conversation go over? Its it would make a lot of sense to me but I guarantee you say you're crazy person. Oh look who just hopped in Dr Breakfast. Optical we Jason can you adjust? Mike? Yeah we're talking about Napoleon Hill and the notable quote from Napoleon Hill but again the the premise of thinking grow rich is that Napoleon Hill wanted to learn how to become super successful and he was able to do it as a result of agreeing to work for free through an for Andrew Carnegie and that would be the equivalent of Jason Beasley working for free for Bill Gates. How long would your wife allow you to work for free for for Bill Gates? I mean honestly with this current merged dynamic. You said Hey they're gonNA cover a room and board. How long would the free thing workout fifth? Give it about two weeks. Two weeks okay. So Napoleon Hill did this for years which is by the way why why. Napoleon Hill didn't stay married very long Multiple Times that makes sense Oh by the way. Jason is attempting to ambidextrous. He's fixing fixing the microphone wreck's over there and for Bucky Cordray Wall also doing a show but we're talking about Napoleon Hill quotes and we're breaking down the words of wisdom of Napoleon Hill a doctor Brett. How are you doing this morning? My friend or you Do you did you have a good Saturday. I did yeah. Hey I'm doing well man. Hey have you read a lot of a Napoleon Hill throughout your life Not A lot but yeah I've read Thinking Rich Are you wearing a magnolia market. Hat I did you go down to Waco. No my wife went. Oh really yeah. I love that swag and she at the trip. Do you like the fixer. Upper show. Actually do yeah. I'll beautiful Jason. You're getting your Michael Setup Bucky Bucky. How're you doing my friend? Good good good. I how you doing this morning. I'm doing well. I'm excited to talk to you guys about Napoleon Hill. And they're going to be deep diving into the world of buying homes with Bucky cordray. It's going to be a laser show today so here so I want to ask you this. Dr Brecca mentioned that you. You know you're chiropractic a practic business. Dr Brek DOT COM is doing. Well imagine that you went to your wife. Today I have an opportunity to work for the Modern Day. Andrew Carnegie we'RE TALKING. We're working for the world's wealthiest man he's GonNa give me access to all the world's wealthiest people so that I can put together a book documenting. What I've learned the book's going to be called thinking grow rich. Think and grow rich. The only catch is I had to agree to work for free for a decade. How would that conversation go over seriously? How would that go over it? I think it would have gone okay until you said for a decade for a decade. Well I mean we've got some money in savings. I think she thinks secure. We're okay for a while but I don't think she thinks we're okay for a decade. Do you mean. Would that seem reasonable to have you read? Thinking grew rich. I Have Klay Would that seem reasonable for you to work for free for the world's wealthiest man for a decade in order to have access to all his wisdom. I mean it it. It absolutely would but being able to commit a whole decade for all my Gosh. Is this just in time Jason Beasley. So right away this. The premise of thinking grow rich is that he went and worked for free for the world's wealthiest people to gain access to Henry. Ford Thomas Edison to Andrew Carnegie and the agreement was he had to work for free for a decade. So nobody in this room so far I could probably pull that move off in the event we did. We did have access to the world's wealthiest people for over a decade. And we did distill that knowledge into a book. I would think that the things in the book are probably things that we should should know. Stir so Jason will go ahead on today's show. We're going to break down six. Notables from Napoleon Hill before we get into all things real estate with Bucky cordray. Oh yeah okay so here. We Go Napoleon hill quote number one. What say you serve? The development of self confidence starts with the elimination of this demon called fear which sits upon a man shoulders whispering into his ear. You can't do it. You're afraid to try. You're afraid of public opinion. You afraid that you will fail. You are afraid that you have not the ability. Read it again. Because I'm GonNa let make sure all the listeners can raise soak it in here. Let me get a cutaway Wartime and help provide some echoes already. The development of self confidence starts with the elimination of this demon called fear which sits upon a man shoulder whispering into his ear. You can't do it. You're afraid to try. You're afraid of public opinion. You're afraid that you will fail. You are afraid that you have the ability. Let's think about that for a second break when you start to dot com gary. It was why I mean you get a lot on the line. I spent a lot of time. Invested in school in education had A lot of big ideas and Nothing to show form initially for unfortunately for way too long but Yeah I think there's there's high expectations there's A Lot a lot of people count on me and yeah to me. That's a little bit scary. A little bit scary Let me ask you this here. What were other areas of growing Dr Break Dot Com? That were scary was was was offering a no brainer deal scary. A scary proposition was scary. there were aspects of it. That were for sure You know the oftentimes you said People are concerned that it cheapens our brand and so that was one of the hurdles overcome. I'm a person who also had to overcome the idea that I needed to please. Everyone and You know that's just been a big part of my nature. Growing up was kind of a people pleaser and so I had to kind of come to terms with that and get over that. Was It scary for you? Bucky getting involved in real estate. You know the buying because you you ever Maybe I'm getting this wrong. But explains to listeners. You buy distressed properties that. Let's say if I'm listening to the show right now and I'm going through a divorce or a terrible thing. Maybe I took a new job somewhere. Something has happened where I'm stuck with a distressed piece of real estate and I need to sell it. You guys go in there and buy these houses of my my correct. That's correct you've been doing this. For how long? Twenty years. Twenty years. Twenty years you've been doing this. Wow so was it scary. Getting getting started. You know I was Kinda young dumb when I first got into this so you have as much fear as we get older. We have more fear because we have more so-called risk you could say it's interesting about fear of starting over but yeah the initial step into it was just what am I gonNA do. You know if I get a contract on this house is it right. Did I buy it right. All those things doubt you the whole time that you're going through those transactions so each time you do it. It's a little bit easier so you overcome that fear so you think it's getting gets easier each time that you buy or sell a property absolutely. Do you remember the first property you bought? I do what would you buy? Was it a was in a shack? Chateau Murph House really? It was painted. Bright smurfs blue look like Papa. Murphy's without the Red Hat. Are you being serious? I'm dead serious. What were the circumstances surrounding this? This first property by so this house set on the market had been pulled off the market two different times. It was three years empty vacant home and nobody wanted to buy it and I guess because nobody likes Palmer so how did you hear about the property so I worked with a mentor? Actually okay I was nineteen years old. And I really didn't know for sure how to get into the real estate business. And I found a local investor and a realtor he. He was very aggressive in the marketplace. He had done a lot of properties and he cut. It took me under his wing as did what he said. I looked at one hundred different properties and we kept circling back to this one. How much did the initial property cost? Remember Twenty six thousand dollars. Was the offer price the price that they were wanting to sell it for twenty six twenty six. And what did you buy it for about for sixteen sixteen and we're used scared out of your mind when you bought that thing it was. It was a pretty big risk. I mean I sixteen thousand dollars is not a lot of money job at that point I did. I mean I was inbetween. I was full time in school. Calvin I was in college. I knew that if I could get two roommates I wouldn't have to worry about the mortgage payment. Where did you go to school at Pittsburg State University of in Kansas Pittsburg Kansas? Okay so you went to college in an you got involved in the real estate game when H- How old approximately nineteen. I just moved. I was moving out of the fraternity house and wanted to have my own place and Brek. Didn't you get a good deal on your house? You live in now. I did. How good of a deal did you get I think we got it at about forty five dollars a square foot. Get Out of here. I think that's right. And it probably should appraised for one hundred and ten dollars footer conservatively. Probably about one hundred. You're sick you're sick. That is awesome. Were you scared? The first time you bought an undervalued property where you worried about it The first house we bought was probably more of a typical You know it was a decent value. Not phenomenal this one We knew Like I said my wife and I we like to watch these shows where people fix up houses and things She's got a good design. I and I'm just handy enough. There are many things that won't tackle myself but I like a house with character We could see good bones and some things that we WANNA do to put our own fingerprint on the house and so we were only considering foreclosures Some somewhat distressed properties Bank repos and different things that we could get a deal and then put some money into it to make it our own. How do you make money Bucky when you buy these properties undervalued for those? That don't know how do you make money. I mean top dollar is your business. You guys You Buy Properties what you do. But how do you actually make money? So there's really three avenues that we focus on one is he either falls into a portfolio that we're going to keep the property so depending on how we buy that property we always have to go back and look at. The House is going to cash flow. Meaning that how much money do we get in above and beyond any expenses on that property? K Sometimes we will. Actually we have a investors. We work with and they are looking for certain properties move run across those properties. We will flip those over to them for an assignment. Fee are small fee for to them. You're saying that you will buy property and you can make money in a couple ways at one you could just sell it but to you could just service the mortgage you'd be paying the making the payment while renting it to somebody else that's correct and then the difference between what you pay on your mortgage and what you get paid from the renter's where you make cash flow that's correct. Is there any other way? You can make money with the property. So sometimes we'll we'll fix up the property and resell it so we'll do either preab meaning that we'll just go in and do some cosmetic or sometimes it'll be a full-on remodel. I mean maybe adding room or changing the layout of kitchen had just really making appeasing to that market conditions for that area Jason Beasley in here. He does a fine job. He's worked with me for for years and we need to put a lot of pressure on this guy to buy a house today. And we're not realtors Jason. Are you going to be buying a house here? Sin What's your what's your plan. What's your move? Yeah I'm I'm tired of the apartment. Life Navy Yard once my own space looking around. What's your what's your move. What the timeline is when witkin bucky. Really pressure you to buy a deal. I mean I function best when guilt trip so just start now. Go through the timeline originally was looking at towards the end of two thousand nineteen But it's going to be more like early. Twenty twenty maybe spring twenty twenty. Okay now. Are you visit fearful for you at all to buy a house? It's not so much fearful other than I don't WanNa make the wrong decision and pissed off. Have you gone for a have you have you grown up in a from a long line of of homebuyers or do be the first in your family to own a house or I would be the first since my grandfather? Really? Oh okay okay now again. Let's read this notable quotable from Napoleon Hill. He says the development of self confidence starts with the elimination of the Demon called fear which sits on a man shoulder whispering in his ear. You can't do it. You're afraid to try. You're afraid of public opinion. You're afraid that you will. You are afraid that you will fail. You're afraid that you will have the ability. I don't opening we can relate to this but waterskiing. I'm terrified every time I've tried. It's a disaster downhill skiing. A disaster firearms. I'm afraid of it. I'm afraid of. I'm afraid I am a dangerous man. I have no no coordination. I just afraid like business to me. I've never had any worries at all and I think at sometimes it could. It could maybe bother my wife because I don't think at all about there's no risk I just get get the facts an act and I go but I'm I'm the complete opposite when it comes to speed run heights weather patterns traveling meeting New People. All of those areas are major fears zones for me to those bother you at all breath no I think. We're opposites in. Yeah because We were. I was just with my brother-in-law yesterday and we were talking about a future ski trip. That we ha- guy and We actually this time. We Have planned to where it's a little easier for the novice skiers of our group But he and I are little saddened by that because we like the the blacks and the the more difficult slopes I Love I'm an Adrenalin. Junky physical side of things I don't know I I know my abilities and I know my limitations and I'll I'll I'll go full force Business side it's the the decision side of things the bitter where you don't really. I have more fear and vice versa. The last time I went downhill skiing out. Here real quick. This is what we have here. Let me get this going down. This is me going down the slopes sound like a little girl at all. No no no this is. This is what happened though seriously. I went to Breckenridge. That's my namesake. Isn't there a yellow starbucks there and Breckenridge my making that up. There's a there's a starbucks in downtown Breckenridge is. It wasn't a place in the basement. I think you're right there. I don't drink. I've seen the yellow starbucks. You're talking about Breckenridge. You've you've been there is ready to get you introduce me to let me cute up. Yeah Yeah Okay I got. I got put a link to on the show notes by the way. There's a yellow starbucks there there. I I see it. It's downtown in the downtown area. Breckenridge NEAT little area. Yeah it's a neat little. I'm there with Braxton fierce and he has a mini kids and I have many kids. So there's a total of a lot of kids you know so he and his wife and my wife and I were there. We got a bucket. We're standing a great lodge opens up to the bottom of the slopes. We're checking all the boxes. Yeah we scheduled a ski instructor. Yep We We had the whole thing planned out And we're going down the hill on the bunny slopes which I think the I don't know the the grade of these things but it was. It was definitely not flat. Okay it was a little bit of a it helps when there's a little bit of a slow Do you ski lucky. So we're going down. He's like what you WANNA do. Sir snowplow great instructor by the way what you WANNA do snowplough. It's not happening for me and I was getting faster and faster and faster. I just say I did that for about two hours. Everything hurt myself and so I said. Here's the deal Vanessa. I said to my wife to Braxton his wife so I will gladly watch all of the kids. Because you're gonNA watch nine kids. No No. I'll watch all nine kids and you guys can do whatever you want to do. But I am not going up there again because we on the ski lift and I couldn't get off I just had to. I'm not getting off Rodney right back down to write it down off this thing. I hate this thing just scared. Going up radish shame. It was the right as everybody else is going up now. You're the one person coming back. Dang third graders mocking me like it was. I mean I'm being serious. I ended up watching the kids. I'd never went skiing it all again. I just but I'm saying somebody out. There is fearful the way I about skiing. Sure about business And the one little plug halfway business. Fear isn't that bad. Is that if you don't have gathered all the facts bookie is it really that scary to buy a property once you've gathered all the facts. Not If you understand the facts so we're kind of facts. Do you have to no one in my buying this property at the right prize right. I mean if you'RE GONNA lose yourself in real estate's when you buy if you're GONNA lose when you buy correct. Does that? Make any sense. Educate educate listeners. Out there that do not grasp what you're saying all right so just because the property sounds like a good deal from a royal tour or someone else out. There doesn't mean it's a good deal. If you're going to make any type of money you have to make money on the purchase price when you buy that property meaning. You can't expect appreciation. You can't expect an increase. Rents you need to make money when you buy that property based on the value that you buy it for every doesn't have to go right for it to work. You need to buy property. It's already cash flowing the moment you buy it exactly okay. So Napoleon Hill number two Jason. What is the next notable quotable from Napoleon Hill? The human mind if you will pardon repetition may be likened to in electric battery in May be positive more it may be negative. Self confidence is the quality with which the mind is recharged and made positive breathe at one more time for the listeners. Out there taking notes the human mind if you will. Pardon repetition may be likened to an electric battery it may be positive or it may be negative. Self confidence is the quality that are sorry so if confidence is the quality with which? The mind is recharged in made positive. I think somebody out there needs to get this idea because self confidence by the way. Dr Beckham Printing off the notes. For your job your so for for somebody out. There who's an aspiring. Chiropractor let's rent. Where does the confidence come from? If I have my degree my certification I went to Chiropractic school right and I'm confident I'm just like you know I might break that guy's neck. I don't know that I have what it takes. I mean sees every patient sphere. Where does the confidence come from? I mean obviously with more experience. You gain more confidence But Yeah I think a lot of it depends on You know what you've done to prepare yourself up to that point and so You know maybe limited initially But if you have confidence in the school that you went to and your instructors and They've prepared you in and then little by little. That confidence grows bucks. Would you say that your competence has increased over the years as relates to buying real estate? Absolutely quite so you. Where does that come from? Because there's so many seminars and get rich quick events you know there's these it's like coming to a town near you learned to get rich quick with real estate. You've seen the seminars. Maybe you've been to the seminars. There are so many seminars coming to a town near you coming to Tulsa only forty eight tickets available for great people like you. We're looking for partners to buy real estate in your area. Coming shouldn't see it on. Youtube says one of the few markets ripe for this opportunity. It's unbelievable and so you feel like I'd have to go to the Renaissance Hotel and your wife or spouse or friends or saying what is you what is up with you in this whole Renaissance Theme Music? I just want to go to the renaissance dress up in your renaissance gear. You've you're you're talking about the arts and going back to the renaissance and you're thinking about that great gourmet breakfast buffet and you get there and there's post up stands and it's always like somebody rich and friends but the rich guy never shows so it's always like celebrity and friends real estate seminar and you get there and the celebrities not there but his friends are there and we don't know their friends because they've never met each other but it's such and such and friends book. Have you ever been to something like this? Have I have it? Unfortunately it is a lot of surfaces all right yes? Meaning that have you. Do you like by timeshares clay. I have not but I almost almost one time had to buy one to make my wife stop crying seriously. We were in Vegas hearts. This is so dumb this is so I'm so dumb to beg us on our first real trip. I'm paid for and so I stayed at that. What's that circus? Themed Hotel there. You know it's like a roller coasters in front of it or something. Vague not the stratosphere but something else circus. I think. It's something like that so we stayed there the New York. It's New York. It looks like New York. The Empire State building kind of we stay there and some guy in the street bucky. Have you been to Vegas before Bucky? So there's two things happening in Vegas at all times one. There's pictures of naked women on Playing cards have you seen this brick? I've not been the biggest have you don't go now. I mean there's certain places you know they resonate with you or they don't don't go but they WANNA go. This is what will happen to don't go. You will be walking to. Have you been there. Jason I've not been planning a second Bachelor Party just me and break. Listen listen when you go to Vegas. This is what happens lucky. Tell me if I'm making this up but there. There are cards like playing cards. And they're passing them out to are they not they are. They hit their hand. Like this and hand it to you and the first time that you walk by. You don't know what it is right. Oh someone tainting playing cards and you look and it's full-frontal completely naked woman. It has her phone number because prostitution is legal outside of the Vegas city inside Nevada. It's legal so book. Visit a blow your mind the first time you what in the world it does you know my sister just got back from there last weekend blown away she had not. She's like the godless it's crazy. Yeah so you're there they pass you a car. Oh look at the card. I remember the first time they pass me a car. Buy Right next to me a little. Ho- sh what are you looking at Cisco and you don't WanNa see this right. And she didn't know short to shut shut look at show. Oh you're sick people everywhere. Though book you mentioned people every time you walk by people passing those things and then when you're in Vegas they have timeshares and you want to do an unlimited buffet and go see circus. Only my wife's like in the bathrooms and they know their market. I'm like I do WanNa ceramic twenty years old nineteen years old. Yeah I WANNA see Circus Ole and I do want unlimited face. Sir Do you WanNa see? Do you WanNa see you know such and such headliner live in concert tonight. I don't really know that I wanNA see shared concert but I get him on so anyway so you get to a place where you go. Okay fine so you go on this. Have you ever been on a timeshare tour bucking? Oh my gosh so you go and they take you to this beautiful property. They tell you all about it and they're free food. They're super generous. And then they sit down with you. And they say Vanessa and clay have. You had a good time yeah. Have you enjoyed the free food? Yeah have you enjoyed learning? These things have enjoyed so what I would like to ask you. Clay and Vanessa. Could you guys give me an honest just thirty minutes of your time to honestly look at an honest opportunity? Could you honestly tell me that you honestly be objective? I mean have you enjoyed the splendor? Do they not do this? Bucky? And you're like well. I have enjoyed this winter. So you promise. If you're going to take out all your bias I promise I'll take out all biases and they just look into your heart. Ask yourself and you're going. What does this revival or so then they start pitching this condo condos like four hundred and fifty dollars a month. You and your wife could travel up to four times a year to this. Beautiful Property Ran. It includes this and that and Yada Yada or or for as little as five hundred dollars a month. You could be an owner of this hotel. You could own up to half a percent of this hotel buckeye making this up as it's true it's absolutely true for a thousand dollars you could own. It's like six tenths of a percent of this hotel in this buildings already worth forty thousand vacant now once we fill it up. It's going to be worth one hundred million dollars and you're gonNA own half a percent or six tenths of a percent. I'm going I appreciate you for the free food the splendor. But I'm not. I'm not going to do now. This is not. This is what Bucky Life. Four or five hours into the tour. I'm a I'm not GonNa do it like so you mean you've enjoyed our breakfast and our lunch and you don't see the value in this ridiculous offer. I mean this thing is half off. It's only half full right now. Wants this thing is fully filled up. The property is only going to go up in value to have you taken our time. And then his inner Bostonian comes out. Because you're like I'm not going to buy okay so you don't care about your family and you're like I don't know that I said and they do those moves so you care about your family or do you care about money and you're like I don't know that's a logical question so you don't care about your family okay. And then they pass with his chart on the chart that shows you how you'll live less long if you don't travels much and then and then they separate you into two rooms and now they started asking your your wife is He. Does he work too much is he is he? Is He works he. He might die of cancer heart issues. A lot of men really struggle with overweight is over workers he workaholic and they pulled me aside. And there's a woman over there talking to me about do you care about your you care about. I'm not kidding this happens. You care about hurting do so you don't you? Don't care more about money right. I mean because a lot of men to guide minute ago he cares about is is money. Like Ma'am I talked to a guy. Last week I followed up on the lead. He was the same age as you and he died of heart attack by that time. Like it's like every move they not seen this bucking. I've experienced it. Oh my gosh did you. Did you hear about one. You know what I do. I look on craigslist. See what they're selling for. You have bought one. No haven't okay and they're always a third of that price what they're pitching A. Oh my gosh so anyway. My wife starts crying and cannot stop crying. Because you'RE GONNA die next week. Maybe they won't stop. We've told them no. It doesn't stop and they doesn't make you feel like you're in a prison setting were. You can't leave and they won't let you leave seriously. It's like you have to get on the Elevator. But you don't have the key or something it's weird and then. I'm like listen. Listen Dude we're going to have to go now over leaving and at this point you have to get crazy. You're like I don't care about you or your free food. I'm your yellow. You might just pray together before you leave and get out then you leave. And that's what a timeshare tour now after that first one bucky. Do you know what I did. The next day I booked another one. True story pro edited. Because I thought I would go in the second behind was crying the buffet in another concert. This time I'm not going to play the game. I'm going to be tough in this time. It went over worse. So I'm just saying I mean there. Are these get rich. Quick seminars everywhere. There's no money down real estate. How you possibly been able to be successful in real estate and how have you been able to avoid land mines of of the Jackassery taught at these get rich quick real estate seminars? I mean clearly the reason why I brought up the timeshares they suck you in that way during that gets you in there and say oh come to a free seminar on us and then the hit you with the three day course a crash course for nine ninety seven or whatever it may be and then and then after you go through that nine ninety seven course then it's fifty thousand dollars and you're GonNa make a one hundred and eighty thousand in six months or it is. Why is it nine hundred ninety seven by the way you know? That's the nine ninety nine. It's been overused right. There's a guy out there promoting ninety seven. I just loves that so much better than a thousand. Yeah it's under a thousand. I have to ask you this though. Have you ever been really really suckered in because I remember one time I went to get motivated seminar? I remember that and they said now folks were very busy this. I'll try to imitate the guy because it's like the cool crowd is fired up. Colin Powell Gis folk reason like I want to say okay. So what does it Condoleeza Rice? Was There Joe? Montana's they're all these oddly famous PIETA hitters. Hey guys here's the deal you one of the key to success and there's like fifteen thousand to be okay. He gets quiet so that's the move. He's one of the secret of success. Fifteen thousand. Here's the deal I'm going to show you and if you if you cannot follow the investment tips. I'm not ready to show. You got bigger issues right right and so let's let me ask this when you see a green up. Arrow that means it's time to buy and when you see a down Arrow that means it's time to sell so let's I'm Gonna. I'm GONNA put the following stock up on the board. This is going to show the value of the stock right now today. I'm a short TNC. Look at it now every day and your email you're going to receive an email alert eight time that a stock goes down in value. That's going to be a green up Arrow because you went to buy when people are selling but see a lot of buying when it's going up we're going to send you an email that's going. It's going to seem counterintuitive because when things are going down that's when you WANNA buy up. Oh and they give you Warren Buffett quote be greedy when the market's fearful remember that be fair for the markets greeting so they show you the first one right fifteen thousand people here. We go folks. I'm sure any email you get this email. And it shows the company's values go down but the green arrows going up. Should you buy or should you sail? It was like books. You got one right there. And it's fifteen thousand people now folks just remember. We're going to break for lunch here in a minute. We'll reduce again. Make sure we learnt the system. Email comes in the value goes up Red Arrow though down. Should you buy or should you say so? Yes in this goes on Brexit. You're like ten minutes twenty minutes and he's like no. Here's the deal because of our insider investment tips because of our access to the elite billionaire minds. We and we alone have the ability to do this now so we cannot give the knowledge direct to everybody. We cannot because we tell you folks the up and down arrows. I think that's pretty simple. We all get that but the next conference. Remember this bucket the next one. That's where we're GONNA teach you. The insider Super Success Tips for five ninety seven thousand year today. Now we'll only have two thousand seats available and they're right Dammar and then Tamraz over there. She rhymes all the time all the time. So Tamra says well Peter we have now. She's wearing a headset What now what? Now Peter. No Peter we don't have two thousand. Would you guys be excited if we had twenty one hundred seats available? And you're like yes now. What she's an excellent getting telecommunications right. Now be her. It's it's the same headset you wear if you work in retail Jason. People had a job. Where you where the headset CIA headset? No Actually I. Haven't you're missing out so jealous of you? Sit there and you say she goes no no one second so now. Fifteen thousand waiting folks. We have twenty two hundred spots available and then they go now. Here's the deal. It's normally find ninety-seven Peter this just in because of a very generous donation by corporate sponsor. It's only one ninety seven in the first three hundred customers now and then there's people that start getting up to the back right now because they want to get the program because there's only availability for twelve hundred people available but now the first three hundred the ones who get the book and one on one access with her and then she starts rhyming. Do you remember this insane. Rhyming she would do Did you remember that I do? I remember this Romney. Second fight here. Hopefully if somebody's archive this online. This is a hearing. This is what she would do. Should Make Harry. Oh come on. Gosh watching can't cope without hope and I saw stop part of the joy sick deep on watching what the are. Treat you and me remix. Let me get this mixed right here on that all week. But she won't stop you. Remember that guy. She wouldn't stop. She would not stop. And then I remember a buddy on. My team is more employees. I for some reason I brought my employees. There will that Seminar was like super cheap. Like five dollars to get into that seminar. It was hundreds of dollars getting into every other office. And I was like a huge sucker doing motivate your staff going. Yeah do you want to get them? Fired up yeah so I pay like forty bucks a ticket. You know like eighty people or something to this thing and we're all sitting there and one of my guy's an idiot. He says still an idiot today but he's an idiot back then to like. We really need to do this. Because there's only twelve hundred seats of Ayla and he's on his no Kia phone call on his wife baby baby. Let's get a different that they had to have a credit card application thing. They're remember that. Let me give you credit and you can fill out the paperwork. It was like a yellow and pink sheet of paper with a tear off and somehow I got roped into one of those classes. That wasn't it to be okay. It was at the renaissance. Ya and then at that point. I'm like we gotTA GET OUTTA here. This is crap but buck. How far did you go down the rabbit hole? I raised my hand that day for the CD. Did use to raise your hand. If you if you signed up right away you got free lunch too. And it was like a pretty Jason's Deli or something. I feel like I need to go to one of these things. I'm like the only I missed out on that. No you don't use it herself. Lucky yeah I mean if you WANNA go I'll I'll give you more audio suit. You're missing out on here. It's bad it's bad for your soul. I really I mean seriously. It's like let me give you some more. That was always that was incoherent. Zig Ziglar his His daughter Basically spoke for him. He threw in New Orleans Louisiana. Y'All you from New Orleans. There's no place like um I grew up as a charlatan. Anyway you how did you? How did you make it through the quagmire? How did you not get conned like? When did you get out? When did you hit the escape hatch? I mean I think it was nine. One Ninety seven is what I bought a little slow ninety CD. You're the smart guy dropping like five hundred bucks or something. I don't know what happened. Get a little Bit Attacks Right Upright. Oh Yeah Oh my gosh. It was so taxes so talk to the listeners. Out there bucky. There's listeners out there right now. They're seeing these big events being promoted. These national coaching seminars. Teaching US how to get rich in real estate. What advice would you have for our listeners? About these conferences go. Oh don't go I mean if you do go just go with an attitude of saying. I don't know anything about real estate. And maybe I'm wanting to understand a few different niches that they talk about because they pour all aspects of real estate into a sixty minute ninety minute session in most of that is about pitching their programs. It's true it's kind of dangerous. It's truthfulness because there's elements of truth and quotes from Warren Buffett and Robert Kiyosaki things that are actually powerful and that's probably a third of it and then two thirds of it is is up sales if you're a lady out there. This is the Valentine's edition of the show. This is a Valentine show. I want to dedicate this song out there all the ladies and I just wouldn't encourage you. Please don't go to these. Get rich quick seminars. Just don't go no matter what. Please don't go please don't go. Girl don't don't don't don't get roped in the chorus of the song and then we'll we'll make it stop it. I can listen to this all week. I could listen to listen to block all day probably will still revenge. Please don't go to the seminars into please. Please do other Youtube Channel. Listen to this whole video. It's beautiful. Oh Yeah what a beautiful voice. Good Guess Mark. Wahlberg was a member of this group. This for a minute to lack. Oh yeah he wanted to sell underwear and be did work out to chorus. Go go buy this album this album step one place. That sells albums. I have one downtown. Spin City really. Yeah really yeah and my face. A spin city awesome have linked to it on the show limited edition Purple Rain. And if somebody doesn't get it I don't care how much it cost them. Getting Purple Rain. Really Donnie. Wahlberg was not so lucky. Yeah he was a part of the group. Well he's lookin good. Have you looked at Donnie Wahlberg? He's doing well. This is Burgers. We went and saw my wife and I went to the block at the UK like this year. Yeah they were all. Mike is the best spinster. Not Spend Spinster. Okay let me just queue this up on the listeners. To know what you're missing if you're going to new kids on the block voices build deeper songs that I know no. I don't want that. I don't want to hear Debbie Gibson. I want to walk. No I don't want this either. Yes Walberg the red hat on the cover. Oh Whitney Houston cover. These guys are forty. Women are forty impressive. He's like a Kate. He's like the flat. Oh Hang on top. You gotta be kidding me. Now there's more often this song hanging tough I'd say what what. What are you more top than? This song is Timber Lil. She's tough all right. So you're saying though Bucky as a real estate investor Guy. You would not go to these conferences. Deaf the nut. Why because it's a timeshare so okay I mean we don't want to go down that path again but it it really is. It's it's they pump. You full a lot of hype. Pompa DOT to sizzle. Ooh La sizzle. Yeah and not much substance. All Right Jason. What's the third notable quotable from Napoleon Hill? Success is the knowledge with which one may get all that he needs without violating the rights of his fellow men or compromising with his own conscience again. Napoleon Hill says success is the knowledge which one may get all that he needs without violating the rights of his fellow men or compromising with his own conscience as an example. I call this the three. Ps In business. I know you agree with this. You might call it a different name but we went to work with people that we like great people we want to make profit healthy and sustainable sure. We want to make a product that we're proud to sell to our mom. Mom Proud promote talk to me about what happens when you have somebody. I'm sure they approach you all the time. Dr Brek Dot Com. They go. How many customers do you have? You say we have thousands of patients. Nato do you WanNa make residual income and you WANNA make that one hundred thousand dollars a month passive pitch very passive. All you have to do is sign all of them up auto ship. This soap made from Acheive Berries. And this has been independently verified in Switzerland where the medical science is so far advanced. They can't FDA and FDA that it's it's a federal drug administration they don't want you to know about it and a billionaire has teamed up with some elite minds in Switzerland. And they do not want you to know about the mass market so we cannot market this on television due to the draconian federal trade commission rules. So we don't. We don't spend money on advertising. We go there and run. Commercials at Gatorade does no no. No we can't be like Mike. We have to eliminate the marketing we limited the marketing system. We eliminate the industrial complex of advertising. And we pay that money to you so you get that twenty percent markup and all you have to do is convince all your patients to auto ship the soap made from a k berries and this bottle of life giving juice which did declare bankruptcy two years ago but it's been reformulated. The point is it works and so I now would like to introduce you to my triple diamond He'll be here in just a second. He'll be wearing a suit right. He'll be showing up at a brand new Porsche And since I've been a member a client of yours for several weeks. I think you should sit down and at least give me five minutes of your time to see this incredible opportunity. His this happened to you absolutely times a week. I can one up you though brexit. It's the Valentine's Day episode. Claire told you about the time that I got that sales pitch by a half naked men in a gym locker room right. I I remember in you interesting. You took the bait you so I'm sitting there. I can't. I can't get up because I have not tied my shoes yet. I probably could have dislodged. Yeah there's a real story. Yeah and here's the situation. Leave the shoes behind. Yeah just shoes but I wanNA talk to you about it so I don't really. I'm not paying attention because I'm going about my business and then I look at least explain to me your ETA. Jim and you're working out and what happens again. Now I finished my routine going to change. I can leave for the day. And there's this guy that I worked with. Who had just signed this amazing opportunity? You OUGHTA ship people supplementing. They're not going to use. That are probably not proven in. That are bad. And he's trying to walk me through this whole thing about five minutes then just like okay. Well what entertainment than leave within. He like kind of like stands in front of me is going through these motions. But then pulls the Captain Morgan Which is leg up on the hill wearing a towel. Some oh man talk about the Masa bears on believable real bad. So we've all had the pitch people want to convince you to get rich quick. They're trying to violate your rights by scamming you in some capacity so I'd like for you Bucky to share the listeners. Out there for people out there that want to actually become successful in the real estate game. What are the books that you would recommend or the systems you'd recommend or the steps we need to take? What do I need to do if I want to become successful in real estate? What of steps walk me through the steps first step is there is a ton of information out there got it right so you need to figure out what niche in the why right in you gotta ask yourself the seven wise to get to the root of why you. WanNa do seven wise seven wise if I was GONNA ask you. Why do you do what you do? Well let me let me do step one. It's because I feel like I keep this on my desk but this is my dad. My Dad was thirty nine years old. He was a college graduate from Oral Roberts University but he had to You know. Deliver pizzas Because he was in a spot in his life where he financially couldn't provide he was working at Domino's and quick trip and I think it's a shame when somebody out there has a degree and they can't turn into incomes. That is why I do what I do. But why do keep playing the game? I like this game one because I've already hit my financial goals and I couldn't possibly Thanksgiving or other holidays. I spend my time waiting for them to be over. Or if I have an agenda on those days I'll have fun with my kid's a great agenda. We had a lot of fun but I just can't do downtime. I don't know what that looks like. And then you ask yourself why why. Why have a psychological problem? The whole point of this is to go deep go Dave. You're not really sure why you're doing something. Just keep asking yourself why Why and if you can get to that seventh y you found what is motivating got it and the same thing you have to do with real estate because there's so many different avenues in real estate with. Hey I want to buy rental property. Well why do you like dealing with tenants? Do you like going fixing up houses do you. Are you good at managing people right? You have to manage people in order to be a landlord because you've got to vet people out who's GonNa take care of that property. Well right you have to ask yourself all those questions or maybe you want to get into mobile home parks or maybe you want to get into commercial. There's so many different aspects of real estate while you have to understand. Why where's your sweet spot? Where do you like to be right now? On my sweet spot is working with investors in retaining these rental properties building a portfolio again and what kind of investor somebody have to have a million bucks or how does that work if I'm listening right now and I want to invest with you a little bit because I've done multiple deals like this with guys. There's one guy back in the day who was a meat man at a grocery store who I met and Phenomenal phenomenal when it comes to hands on flipping properties just needed capital. So I said here's all by the property and my name I own it you do. The work will buy low will buy it for one hundred twenty thousand. That's worth maybe one sixty one seventy you'll go in you'll fix it and I'll split the province with you. Sixty forty sixty for me forty for you. You do the work. I've good payday for you. I put up the money and I get profit split and he said I do it for fifty fifty I own it but fifty fifty profit split and we did that a lot and that worked out well for me but I only did it. 'cause I've known the guy for a long time. I knew people who knew him. I knew he wasn't a scammer. I was the one paying all the contractors. I owned the property. There's a lot of scammers out there in your industry Talk to me about what kind of investors are a good fit for you so I mean. Typically they're absentee investors somebody. That's busy with their own businesses. That just want to acquire real estate on the side got it. They need to put their money somewhere where they can have some write offs and they just want some more passive income coming in with their money. They're making off their businesses. Okay that's the kind of person or how much money to so many to bring into the game to get kids. Typically they're paying cash for houses. So you know you have a cache lines available for one hundred thousand two hundred thousand. Somebody used mortgages or no not in this business. We don't typically work with the traditional homebuyers Because they have to go through the process of closing with a bank going through underwriting All those different steps that slows down the whole process think about this for a second Napoleon hill quote number. Three success is the knowledge with which one may get all that he needs without violating the rights of his fellow men or compromising with his own conscience. So you don't feel bad about the deals you do no absolutely not because I'm helping people out of bad situations right otherwise they'd have to walk away and lose the House destroy their credit and or they're just in the middle of turmoil and they just need a light right we just need to pull him out of the darkness at their in. I want to ask all the listeners. Out there rhetorically. What is the problem that you're solving? What is the thing that you do? Dr Brecca help people with their posture. You help them with their health or wellbeing. You help people get in great shape physically by adjusting their spine. Doctor BREK DOT COM. That's what you knew your chiropractor Bucky you make your money. By helping people buy real estate and selling it or renting it out that kind of thing. What is the? What is the problem? You saw jason familiar with Jamie Foxx as in RB legends slash acting. Jimmie Foxx. Well how much do you know about Jamie Fox? I appreciate him for both his music and acting. Do you know a lot about Jamie Fox News. I wouldn't say a lot but I'm know he's an actor. I am going to provide for you guys at Knowledge Buffet. It's going to blow your right if you listen to the Tim. Ferriss interviewed Jamie Fox. You can hear all this and hear the firsthand account of this by Jamie Foxx but Jamie Fox was Talk to play the piano classically right and he is African American and he grew up in a time in place in Texas terrel. Texas where I'm white people didn't like black people yet. It wasn't it wasn't equality so is mom said you need to become the best piano player possible so that way you can always get into these conversations so these white people many of which were racist many of which were not they would hire him to come and perform during the holidays or at birthday parties or weddings in he would nail it. And they're like. Oh my gosh. You're good. But he discovered that he would just be a piano guy. It would never build a name for himself. There's so many guys that could just play the piano bars. They were like background noise. That he would never really get big tips or big notoriety or any type of relationship with the person hiring him unless he woven comedy with the songs then he worked on impersonating people so he could nail the impersonation game. Now this is what's crazy about Jamie Foxx. He wanted to become a musician so he goes out to. La He lands on the show living color which is a comedy show with Jim Carey and other big names the way over others but he was not being respected or given opportunity as a musician because people labeled him as a comedian right so what he did is he ran into puff daddy on unintentionally because puffy used to hang up a lot. He walks up to puff daddy. This is a true story where Puffy met. Jaylo this you got her start there you go. This is craziness. I did not know that. Yeah so so. Puff Daddy says what do you want he says? I want to be your photographer photographer. Free Paparazzi. I know you need great headshots. I'm the man. I do the best headshots totally free and PUFFS US all right. Sure got another PR media appearance at this day and this time show on up unit for free. Yeah sure good. Jamie Fox then realised oh I need to learn how to take photos right so he did a crash course teaching himself how to take photos and they turned out. Well 'cause he just took as many as possible. Sure well then. He's talking with poppy seeds. Puff how much money do you spend on these parties puffs? Usually a million per parties is a million dollars. So yeah you know you wanNA spend a million dollars that way. Everybody knows you've got money long money. And then they WANNA work with on future projects. So I invite a bunch of people just best networking possible. And he says well. I bet you could do a better party than you. For under a thousand dollars in puff. Daddy says you can't do a party for a thousand dollars. I can't do it. Here's what you promised me. You'll be there puffs I promise. I'll be you promise promise. Promise okay I will. I'll tell you the date promise should be there. Don't don't don't put me out there. Don't have me telling people about this party and then you're not sure what you to see it. Promise puffs as I promise so the handshake on it so he starts getting this phone in Colin Powell. He knows through living color and other programs and he says here's a Kanye West. I Got Puff Daddy. Code to a party at my house. He says puffs coming to a party to your house. If you promise absolutely he'll be there you want to be. Yeah he starts calling people say Puff Daddy and Kanye. West are coming to a party at my house. You want to be there. All you need to bring his red solo cups and bring yourself some Popeye's chicken and let's do this old school so people all these celebrities started hearing about the celebrity throwback party hosted by some dude That's being thrown by Connie and puff right so then. He has a recording studio in his basement. And he says puff. Can you come down here real quick because everyone's at the party now why it's what you come down here? Can you come down here real quick because that's something you could do sure so. Then when he does is accused the song he says. Why don't we do a verse? Just just a quick little verse. So this is what he did hear. The song was already put together. She says she wants so accused. The song no freak. So you've got the here's controversy. Played His vantage. You go take your pants off Vinnie. Once he gets it gets vocals. He's like a got it then. He calls up twisted twist. I got a Song Connie as on. He's a Connie as on the song. Sure so then he bruce it himself and he drove up and down the west coast radio stations announcing that he calls radio stations and says. Do you want to be the first station to play the new hit song featuring Kanye West and twister on the same song? They're like Oh yeah so. He made himself famous. That's awesome this. We did it but this is him performing his his comedy tour. And I want you to hear how goodness because we're here. He what what problem does he solve? He solves the problem of entertaining people but he doesn't like nobody else. Listen to this is in performing in Dallas. You know sometimes when you play music and you talk real. Lewin everything you really. Don't make a difference what you're saying you just can get can argue to good. I can I can t and he had this ability to where he believes in comedy with the piano. Like nobody else's listen to this and right after this song you knew what time it was. It was time to go get that number. That number from the girl that you really later named Bernadette and that was crazy as the names got back then playing in the fuzzy end of Lucia. And you walk up to and you're asking for the number. She already had a number ready for you. And then you call it the next day. You nervous call you hang up. I I know start sixty uh then you call back and get the old man who little tired of my line finally called back together so you get back on the phone and say Bernard I want you to hear what you do players you get the phone and you hold it up to the speakers lucid to you're talking about Oh all only and we came unbelievable things out there and you don't solve a real problem for your real buyers. That's a problem and a lot of people. Don't solve a problem for anybody no value to the world and so they WANNA do is they wanna trick you into giving you a giving you get your hard earned money to them in exchange for no value and it's very very important to everybody out there that we understand this idea. That success is the knowledge with which one may get all that he needs without violating the rights of his fellow men or compromising his own conscience now. The point he'll quote number four reads the mind is the citadel of the soul wherein is the connecting link between the conscious thinking process of man and infinite intelligence? I am a Judeo Christian but I can say this. I would say that a lot of times if you're not intentional. You're not going to be thinking long enough or detailed enough on something to ever have a have a coherent thought Dr Brent. We live in a world of perpetual distraction absolutely. You've been a chiropractor. Since before the smartphone came out. Yes sir. How has the smartphone impacted the overall happiness or lack thereof of your patients? Well Yeah I mean it's definitely impacted overall happiness but We've recreated new conditions because of the smartphone so we have texting thumb that we never would have had before I mean maybe we would have had game controller thumb or something Similar but we've had texting them and now we have texts neck where we're seeing issues Typically in the last ten years ago I would see this in someone who was forty five fifty five and now. I'm seeing the same degeneration issues in someone who is in their teens and twenties Where they have a straight neck they have degeneration of the disc We've got lots of bio mechanical problems. That are happening. And it's all from looking down towards one's belly button where everyone holds their cell phone rather than bring the phone up to them as if their face. Their head is more important than the phone. We take our face to our phone that so you are. You're seeing this though. It's it's an epidemic. Yeah it's really. It's terrible and if we're not intentional About thinking about how want our lives to be? We're just GONNA sort of drift around aimlessly drifting around a lot of decision by indecision and I think You know it's I think. A lot of people get into real estate just drifting around the easiest thing to do. It's like well I might as well go to this conference might as well buy a property and all of a sudden people find themselves in a bad spot. How good our listeners actually go out there and find a real real estate mentor? How could they find a real real estate? Investment Mentor. Someone who's not going to scam them is that is it even possible. I think you're touching on early. I mean back in the old days and I think they still do it. A lot in England is apprentice ships right and you were talking about. Would you work free for a successful person right? So these real estate investors out there. They need help right. I need help if somebody were to come work for me for free for a little while to learn the ropes of the Games to take my knowledge that I've learned for the last twenty years and apply little bits and pieces of that. You know that's that's a great avenue so how'd you find that mentor? There's groups Every every local area across the country has local real estate investment groups and they have different speakers that come in and those are like real investors typically. Doing real deals spent a year with you. How much of a learning curve benefit would that be? How much knowledge they acquire in a year. That's if they spent many years with that Save Them. That would save him at least ten years. That sounds like a Cadila me. I think somebody out there though is saying you know I. I need a mentor. I need one but I don't want to work for free. And you know so if you look up if you say you were going to read the life story of of puff daddy you would discover that that puff daddy started working for free. But why because he was a Howard University college student and he no one wanted him. Why because how many people want to get to the music industry and college. I don't know everybody so when he decided to go work for free. He had to work as an intern. At New York's uptown records. Why would somebody have to work for Free Jason? If they wanted to get into the music industry why did he have to work for free? Because a Lotta people are going to demand like this question always comes up every single time. Somebody says hey. I would love to intern for clay for the summer. Like okay. I could pass that along. Lower home before you do. How much does that pay my right eye on time? I always grew up. Assuming that intern shipment you were getting work experience. You could skip you know months or two years or decades like Bucky said just because you got the knowledge for free and I mean there's there's a trade off there what about like the example about puff. Daddy Gimme another one okay Steven Spielberg if you guys ever watch documentaries about Steven Spielberg have used Jason. You've seen how did you ever watch a movie? Have you watched the documentary at about how Steven Spielberg got started? No the dirty. I've seen as his industrial light and magic documentaries awesome. Have you seen this bookie in this bracket seen this? No I know I work George Lucas but I haven't seen what he did. He pretended to work there so he found out that you have like an ID badge in address professionally to get past security. So we walked in casual like pretending like he worked there And he just went in for free and they thought okay so he's in. He's I'm here on behind the gate behind the wall nonworking free. I need an office. So he turned a janitorial agenda Janitors closet into his office. He put the name Spielberg on the door replaced. The word janitor any worked for free while doing odd jobs on the side at night and he did this for a long time and then eventually One of the higher ups said Give Me Spielberg this guy. He's he's great energy. Who Hired this guy? And he was working as a grip. Which means you're carrying cords around. He was doing odd. People just thought he was hired by somebody big they were going to say and they said. Spielberg who brought in here and he says well I. A lot of people recruited me up up top. I don't remember the person's name whatever Joe Spielberg. I've got a commercial that needs to be cut. Let's see what you got. So we cut the commercial and then only when it came. Time to pay him for the spot did they. Did they realize he wasn't an employee on the system? That's a real thing and this story repeats itself all the time whether it be Napoleon Hill. Or Puff Daddy or Steven Spielberg Bilberg or Ryan twitter. A lot of people don't realize this but Ryan Cheddar is a oral Roberts University graduate. He went to a rob's university live right across the hall from me in College. But people don't realize. Homeboy was working for free as an intern while working for pay at Pottery Barn so he's working over an internship for free but he had to pay the bills who worked at the Pottery Barn building. Dj Connection I worked at Applebee's target direct TV for pay. And I worked for Free Dj. Gigs I would tell people all. Dj Your Party for just a dollar And then if you're happy you can pay me. I asked a friend about this Just the other day. Oh she was telling me she was at or it's around the same time you were. I said did you ever go to Klay Clark Hosted Party owed itchy? And she did she really got the hotel across the first name just like in see high. I actually don't know her maiden name. Okay so that was a big thing there. That was the big now on. Let me say this. My son and I did a deal on a Friday Jason. Were you there? When I was doing the the pitch for Aubrey on Friday I was not at thrive. Yeah no I was not listeners out there Google Search Dj. Aubrey three thousand. This is my son who's twelve. He's awesome. You're finding out one hundred six reviews on Google and he's going to be confused with Andre He. He's doing his BRECCA's high pressure pitch for you. Here Okay Field Party coming up. Yeah and you're going. I've got a dollar He's your weight is he? Doing your New Year's Eve Party on. He's doing the We we are having a major Christmas party. Yes he's doing that party New Year's Eve though he's not booked colonel. He's not and Here's the deal with him. He's got one hundred six reviews right now and he's willing to work for a dollar says quote right and then you just pay him at the end. We think he's worth. Yeah so so far. Brought in two hundred and fifty dollar tip Five hundred or tip. Couple of three hundred. He's doing really well. And in a big energy company in Tulsa just called on Wednesday to book in for the Party and the lady goes I've heard some of his work. He is good. It's good she says. Do you have any video footage and I said No. And she says why you know Arms Dad and we're working through the game but some of the people we've done parties for didn't want US filming yet But I I was able to get this this this clip here. This is the first audio clip of Aubrey de Jiang. This is first audio clip that I was able to share with our listeners. Out there getting a group of young people all right there and Jason. Dj For. Your Wedding. Reception did he. Not He did. He did an amazing job. So if you learn more about booking. Dj Aubrey three thousand. And you don't make plus on the parents don't let me try to Texas Bookham in Tulsa. Dj Aubrey Three Thousand Dot Com. Dj Aubry A. U. B. R. E. Y. Three Thousand Dot Com. Got One hundred. Six reviews will work for reviews. He wants to build that resume. That's how you do it. He's got to work for free. Dr Brek your first exam freeze an audit is tell us about it but with my back hurts. I need a judgment. How does it work? Yeah you you go to our website. there's a link there. Click on the link. That's Dr Brek Dot Com and you click on the link and what you can do is come in to the office. Get a consultation exam x-ray and treatment all at no cost obligation free bookie. You're you're you're first assessment. Is it not? Is it not free? How does that work? If I'm out there and I'm listening the Tulsa area and I need to unload property I want to sell it. What does it cost to meet claims? Free absolutely no because we want to service you guys and give you an show you what your house worth. So many people go out and and expect you as a homeowner to know what trump's worth we give you a free concert consultation and telling you exactly what it's worth It's a beautiful thing. Notable quotable number five from Napoleon Hill. Read these six. Cents is the medium through which a properly qualified mind may communicate with other minds distance through the principle of telepathy. Now calm down all down. Get up stop. Stop doing little metaphysical stop doing. Stop let me give example. If you're a Christian out there I'll start with you that I work with the secular people next but if you're a Christian we all had somebody who It's the holiday time of the year. I guess you just would be Ballantine's day we've all been to a party where your you know your extended family is there and Maybe it's your cousin and she wants to introduce you to her friend and you're going okay. This is this is our friend. I would like to meet your friend. What's your friend's name? And she says you know His name is little John. And you say oh Mr Littlejohn which is no. It's Lil. Jon. Will John and he sees Joan. What do you do for a living? He says well I typically I write songs and you say cool. This is exciting. What kind of songs do you do? And he says well Let me go back out to my vehicle real quick and I'll bring back. Some demos can hear what I'm working on. He's okay cool and he accused of this song. And you're going. Okay okay okay. This is good melody to it. Perhaps you're a good guy you know so you're thinking of what songs do you have. John and he says well let me play another one for you. What's happening making a little more UPTEMPO. What other songs do you have? He says Sir. Do you have a chalice house? Group are you are you. Is that a staff certain? You have like a hip injury. Dr Brag and then you you at that point. Your antenna has to go up and say well you might want to you know. Check the references and you know just just see you know what you're getting into here But the person who's dating the person can't seem to understand what your secret there too close to it right when you read stories about. I'm celebrity athletes who have tons of kids out of wedlock and they don't know their MOMS. And you know it's it's not super shocking when you look at some of these people. It's not super shocking. When you hear about Charlie Sheen and his escapades remember. Charlie Sheen was running around with adult movie stars. Doing Drugs Yeah. It can't be shocking to you that he's got some personal issues that right. There is what Napoleon Hill's talking about. He's talking about how you put off this aura. That says that's Charlie Sheen. You probably shouldn't date him but your cousins like he's a great guy. He goes by Charles or Charlie she was but you know what I mean. Everybody else can pick up on the VIBE. But you can't Klay didn't invent also. Oh My Gosh. I forgot about that. Say invented tells. Yeah what tell me about the story. Oh bucky probably knows it. Better than I but That's the reason my senior music department trip. We go on every year. We based our shirt off of Charlie Sheen because he made that quote our directors like. That's the craziest thing I've ever heard. So it said So all the front said Hashtag winning in the backseat created by Charlie Sheen. So he he claimed to have invented Tulsa. Yeah in some weird roundabout way Impressive I just would encourage you if you're out there and you're hanging out with your date and some guy named little John and then he wants to take you to a strip club on your first date. You can't be shocked but some people there in ten is not up because they're not paying attention And that's what he's talking about. He's talking about how this you also can put off this or that says. Please don't buy from me Bucket you've seen this before. With real estate folks who just come across scammy and it says they have like a sign that says. Please don't buy for me but it's invisible signed but everyone can see to sign what are some telltale signs you're probably going to get scammed by a real estate person. What are some signs where you go? You're GONNA get scammed. You know the first thing. It's the questions that come out of their mouth. What do they say I and the first thing that typically says? How much do you want out of your house? How are you supposed to know that right? Hope you know. If you're not in the real estate business buying and selling properties. How do you know what your home's worth? Well let me see I. Oh seventy okay. We'll give you we'll give you eighty five thousand but your homes were two hundred thirty thousand. Did he did the Quick Fuzzy Mass? Fill slimy. You feel slimy Jason. How do you know of somebody shady tips that you have over the years? You know we've gone. Whoa because at the conferences managing the businesses you met thousands and thousands of people. Yeah you've probably at this point seem scammers and you've probably seen some great people come through watered some telltale signs where you go. Whoa one of the big ones for me. That took me a really long time to learn. Was If somebody can't remember a conversation that we had there scamming because typically what that means is they've told that whole conversation was allied to them and they can't remember where they left off so no does sound familiar vaguely vaguely. I definitely remember everything that you said. Oh don't have other other. These are harsh. These are heart and somebody's GonNa get mad at me. Someone's GonNa go. You are a bad bad man but I think this is important that maybe you get it from somebody else. Are you familiar with Ben? Horowitz yes ben Horowitz talks about being late He started ops where a company that was sold for one point six billion dollars and he talks about He has a new book coming out right now called. What do what you do is who you are. What you do is who you are in that he talks about how people's biggest possession we all have is time And people that don't value your time are the worst in his mind in the world of business so He gives examples from the book. But as an example like Tom Coughlin the New York giants former head coach. He always started meetings five minutes early and he finds every find the players a thousand dollars per minute. They were late He talked about Andriessen Horowitz. He would find people ten dollars a minute for being late so currently he finds people ten dollars. A minute for being late to Nour's Min- Some would say that's harsh but Brek what happens if you have a culture where people are allowed to be late. What happens if you're if you have six or seven people all waiting on one person on a practical level? What happens well? I I mean there by a minute or two and then it's five and then it's ten and it's a snowball effect it continues to grow and until the point that you don't have a meeting at all and it's not one person but it's the entire team that showing up ten fifteen twenty minutes late or not at all you said it drifts to appoint we don't even have a meeting and all right. Yeah I mean it just snowballs on you and you're out of control. You're not the one conducting the meeting. You're not the one controlling the situation. There's an article from barons dot com. That reads I show up fifteen minutes late for our chat about what what you do is who you are his new book on. Creating business cultures. We kick things off with the discussion of the environment. And his own firm. Horowitz mentions that his firm puts a premium on being respectful to entrepreneurs getting back to companies. Even when they aren't going to get funded for instance and not making people wait. This is a guy who just showed up late to interview. 'cause we find people ten minutes a minute for being late. This could be dangerous for somebody out there. If you don't understand these principles because I'm just telling you if your chronically late I know you aren't successful. We all wrote a minute behind her. Things happened but you can tell if someone's successful. They will apologize like I am. Sorry I was. We're a little behind but people that don't even care bucket you've seen this phenomenon absolutely and what happens when you're dealing with somebody service provider a product developer. A partner an employee and they do not mind being late. What does that say ultimately? What does that say about the way they do everything? They don't respect what they do or who they do it with. That's the thing another thing I have found about things that are needed. We worry about is people that don't take notes when having a very detailed conversation are scary. So when you meet somebody WHO's a quote investor and they don't take notes You got to run for the hills. Everybody I've ever met. Who's a CEO or a professional of of Somebody who's a great lawyer? Great Attorney dentist. They take notes right. Why Dr Brek? Why do you take no well so I was in a meeting just the other day and A lot of things are happening very quickly in this meeting. And there's You know three or four people sitting around the table and You're going to need to reference back to that that moment like you know you may be able to hang onto it in the moment in your mind Keep it all straight but if you have to reference back to it you know three or four or five hours later you need to know you know. Truly what was said what was done. What was decided And some kind of You know. Vague remembrance of it and so you want to know the details. The numbers matter numbers don't lie and so especially a detailed conversation that involves numbers. You WanNA write those numbers down and if you're not then you're not really engaged in the process and that's the problem. It could be a very very problem very big problem for you and you might not even know it. Maybe a great guy. But you're always late and so you understand what that says to the marketplace. That is that six cents. I'm going to run through a checklist. Yeah I mean you know. It's all about you if you're not worried about someone else's time then you're being very selfish and that's not a good place to start any kind of relationship but definitely not business went on other other. Just you might be putting out there. That make people worried okay. These are things that will tell the world not to do business with you when you're inconsistent true when you just don't do what you say you're going to do when you run roughshod over boundaries when someone's clearly told you hey. I'm not available after five And you call them every day after five when you talk all the time about how much money you have. You usually don't have any money. I found phenomenon when you talk all the time about your new car. You usually can't afford the car right when you can't get through dinner Without showing a picture of a celebrity. You probably don't know any celebrities right when you can't stay off instagram or facebook posting pictures of you and tropical places. You probably don't travel to tropical places before at one time this year and you're posting throughout the year to look like you travel. This is the thing is occurring you out there. You might not be aware of this. But it's very very very important that you come across as credible now notable quotable Number six from Napoleon Hill is. It may not be true. That thoughts are things but it is through thoughts that we create things. The things thus created are strikingly similar to the nature of the thoughts from which they are fashioned as example. I'm working on a book Jason. You help me with this morning. It's called if my walls could talk. It's where I'm breaking down all the notable Cordoba's on the walls. Yeah do talk what they mean and I thought it would take about two hours To edit it took pictures of it. Sure and I've already written down captions and I've thought about two hours. Editing Told JASON. I'm about eighteen hours into my two hours so far this weekend. And it's it's but it started off as a thought right of people kept asking me. What does that quote in the bathroom mean Or what is that picture mean? And they're all teaching moments at certain times right and I think that if you read enough business books and you read enough psychology and you read enough autobiographies read enough case studies. Pretty soon. You start to figure out the connection points and Jason. We're in a really unique spot and what we do because we track our clients growth we do and when we track our clients growth. The numbers that I'm going to share with you could seem a little bit crazy and so I always try to cite what I say because what I'm saying seems improbable or impossible and then I'll ask you Dr Brecca. Just a minute. I want to get your take on this but I always like to cite everything I say but on our walls I don't cited. Yeah I read the point right or the epiphany. If it's a quote you've got to buy but I don't write like context. No so let me. Just give the listeners. Some examples of of real things that I'm going to you can verify right now on the show that are cited in the book that aren't sided on the wall so on page seventy seven of the new book the clarification is on this particular portion of our walls. I was describing the life changing power of the thirteen point assessments. I conduct for each and every one of our potential one business. Coaching clients. An eye opening power. Bulletproof business checklist on this diagram. Our showcasing how most business owners over one hundred glaring weaknesses or core issues with their business just by going through it now. Someone might say I'd never gone through this declined for years. Come down I only go through this when you get to a point where you think you're done and you're like wow my businesses growing while. I'm having to growth. That's when we go over this because this allows you to make it scalable you could open up multiple of them where you can franchise and here are the winds that I document. I said remember we are not even factoring in the entire month of December with these client. Wins if we were playing a sport this would be our business coaching scoreboard. And when you point to the scoreboard aren't bragging you're just pointing to the results into the truth. Our system works but nothing works unless great clients like you do so here. We go scotch. Construction fifty four percent growth from two thousand eighteen to twenty nineteen. That's a multimillion dollar company by the metal roof contractors. Eighty seven percent growth Jameson. Fine cabinetry recorded a video testimonial sharing his growth gene briefed motivational speaker doubled her sales fifty two percent growth. I'm Brian Armstrong. Forty-eight percent growth accolate exteriors eighty six percent growth quality services and countertops seventy six percent growth gables excavating sixty one percent growth back to basics builders twenty-seven percent growth Kelly construction group twenty one percent growth. Don't believe me call these people bogart and sons construction thirty three percent growth. Don't believe me call these people restoration health chiropractic hundred fifteen percent growth best. Buy Window treatments. Seventy five percent growth. Cheney construction don't believe me call. These people fourteen percent growth custom automation technology. Sixteen percent growth. C. T. Tech fifty-six percent growth not believe me call these people Lake Martin mini mall thirteen percent growth. Health works twenty percent growth. Now Mind you. This is not the factory an in the month of December. Because we're not done with them yet. I'm recording this. Show on December first. That comes out on February fifteenth. So the numbers will be higher laundry. Barn one hundred percent growth. Angels touch seventy one percent growth. Seventy one percent growth for Angel's touch auto body snow bear heating air up from up from seven hundred. Sixty eight thousand dollars To one million seventy four thousand dollars and we're not done with the year yet. Full package media up fifteen percent growth trinity employment up thirty two percent growth hood. Cpa's sixty one percent growth. Dr Brick. What do you think your growth is going to be this year? Oh goodness I should have been thinking about that. I was just so blown away with I. Think the lowest percentage of growth that you just quoted was thirteen percent which is still from the P of our country. The gross domestic product of our country's growing at one point nine percent per quarter which means ninety six percent of businesses Fam- According to INC magazine. If you're not failing they average businesses growing at about eight percent rate annually for the about seven point two so these are big numbers. I mean on average you're saying like fifty percent somewhere eighty seven percent growth but even thirteen percent growth what grows in enormous up ten percent. This year you think yeah I do. It's hard to grow as a percentage as you get bigger right which is also one of the things that so impressive when you say you know some of these companies it's one thing if you're a startup and you got ten clients. I mean you can double and triple a month but when you are already a large scale functioning size your company in the past three years we are. You can be up ten percent this year or twenty percent. I think we're going to be probably somewhere between fifteen and twenty percent and you're already full. My wife went in there for adjustment and she said you guys are slammed in there. Yeah that's why we have to to move locations. That's a good problem. It's a great problem to a good problem to hassle the problems. We're having now at growth issues which is just new problems. I didn't use to have problems with growth. We had other issues where we had to pay the bills but it started with a thought. It always starts with a thought. I mean that's we have the power to create every I believe that God given We get to be like God creates we get to create but nothing happens without initially becoming thought now Jason. You have to take a picture of the pyramid scheme behind me the picture because I got this picture of this pyramid. I WANNA put on the show notes. Listeners can see this pyramid the pyramid. The top we've got a picture of God And I'm not good at this but my goal is to not make them cry every day. Which is why there's a teardrop. I believe that God can see everything underneath that honors the Phrase Doctors Zona in there. It's because I never want to involve myself at a business dealing that conflicts with the guy who brought me to the dance. I I never WANNA. There's loyalty there which is Great. I never want so many optometrists have reach out to us for help. I can help you but not if you're in Tulsa then Jonathan underneath that as much my wife's name and my name clay and Vanessa. Why because God's the top Z? Second my wife and I I WANNA make sure we're never doing business deal that we're in conflict over. I Never WanNa work with a client. That gives me the willies. Gotcha now the next is Jonathan. I WANNA make sure. Jonathan always knows what we're doing now way he's involved. He's part of it. He has a profit share so he he benefits we benefit and I wanna make sure he's doing well underneath that one have five hundred thousand listeners. per month to our podcast which we do have we wanna work with one hundred sixty clients which we do have and we want to educate two thousand reiver's per year at our conferences which we almost have. And so you would say you see. This started with a thought right now became a thing and it's reality it's real but it started off as an idea now. At the bottom there are steps leading up to my pyramid right meaning that I will not let anybody work for me on my team. Sustainable keep someone on my team. I won't work with them as a as a client. I won't allow them to come to a conference consistently. Maybe somebody tricks me. But I'M NOT GONNA put up with people who are not the following traits diligent coach -able loyal kind positive goal focused and Christ focused. You might say you mean you only hire Christians. No let me let me get. This Christ's message was one of being Christ like and there's a lot of people that are not Christians who live the life that Christ would want you to live and maybe we disagree on the Salvation. Message and maybe I hope over time that they'll switch over to my team. Maybe they hope I switch to their team but people that read the Bible but Christ like or. Don't attempt to be now. Jesus did flip tables. When they wouldn't stop selling things he did get intense from time to time Jesus also Forgave people that the world. That was unforgivable. And there's a lot of Christ like traits that I try to say is this person's spiring for the same goals that I am and that's GonNa get it starts with an idea but I think bucky wants the idea. Once the excitement of the new idea whereas off it could probably be easy to quit. And you've been in real estate for for Twenty Years Twenty years doing this thing so talk to me about why you think you've been able to be successful and you have the floor. You talk about anything you want I just want to. Why do you think you've been successful? What role does accountability play in that? Talk to me about why you think you've been able to have success for twenty years two decades. Yeah I mean the biggest benefit clay for me is just was a passion of Mine Right I. I love the process of of a house. You know seeing the structure giving a place for somebody to live. That that motivates me in their houses everywhere this land everywhere and the thing about with real estate is. There's always going to be a need for that. There's always people who having issues in their homes they live and there's always people having personal finance issues and and that's what I can do. I can solve issue after issue after issue in every deal is different. I don't get bored. Don't get bored. I don't get you love it. I absolutely love it. I mean it's exciting. And what has kept me on? Track is stained accountable. Myself right and like you wrote a plan up here. You're working your plan. That was something that was ingrained in me when I was a kid. It's like right. The plan work the plan. And if you stick to that and if you're planning needs adjustments along the way make this judgment right and then when I first met you you were talking about diligence and that just resonates home with me being able to everyday. Wake up and do what you're supposed to do early do it. Well and do it till it's done and that's what diligence is and if he do that and if you're doing what you love then you're GonNa have yourself accountable and do you feel like it that you do it for the money as you do for some some other reason. The money is early in my college days with only a big boat and I want a big house and all this and there's nothing wrong with having nice things right but it's where you put the excess of your money. Are you giving? Were you giving your money to the money is a great tool is an awesome tool. You know there's a gospel patrons out there that just believe in successful business people that want to fund the people that want to spread the mission out there right so you can do that with money. Everything out there takes money so there has to be a reason why you're doing it besides just money. Money is a tool that makes us world. Go around now. Money is a tool that makes the world go around but you can also become a tool of the money that's right. I see a lot of people that never see their family. You never talked to their wife. Never do anything. They enjoy all for the love of money. What tips would you have out there? I would like to give you the floor Bucky and then. I'll give you the floor and in Jason's we wrap up today show. Do you have any recommendations that you'd recommend bucky? Or any other tips. You WanNa share with our listeners. Because we've broken down the words of wisdom from Napoleon Hill but I wanted to help personify these words of wisdom by bringing in some real entrepreneurs into the room that actually live it every day. Do you have any tips or book recommendations for our our listeners out there. There's a couple of books I I recommend the goal by ally go read. It talks about the theory of constraints. You're only as fast as your slowest process. And when you're doing business or anything you're doing you can only go as fast as your slowest process right so have you can approve those. It's constant improvement another great book. I've just recently been reading and finished. Up is the richest man who ever lived. It was based upon King. Solomon the the richest man that ever lived right. It takes the principles out of proverbs in applies it to really realize how you can make a practical work plan and it's a. It's a great book and what was that? What was that last book there? The richest man who ever lived. I have read this book because it filled with a ton of proverbs to that is yes. I read this book and it was referred to me by my friend. Braxton fears a very very good book their doctor. What are your final tips? You'd have and or Book Recommendations Rob Listeners. Out there who are looking to not just study success but they want to become successful. Think part of it would be to you. Know really sit down and Think about what it is that you want to create the start with the end in mind and then Kinda reverse engineer and You know see where that point is out in space and what steps you need to take to get to that point. So you gotTa know where you're going before you can have a map to get there And so I think that's important. You know just like you were talking about Your goals here. On the wall and Canada's over overriding guide. You need to have an objective that you're shooting for an early on in my career. I had taken on other people's versions of success for me. They weren't my own So that was parents that was friends. Expectations mentors expectations. There were certain things that I was trying to do. That didn't really resonate with me because they weren't mine. You're in a dangerous spot right now to this is too dangerous zones when you have your business owner danger zone one is that you might not make it when you're starting when you're just getting over the hump sure you're in danger zone now because you have a waiting list. That's how long a seven or eight weeks and if you're not careful you will let other people myself included. Push you to do what we wanted to And not do what you WANNA do. And give example. I met a lot of doctors a lot right Egypt at Christmas party years ago. For A guy who's very successful One of the cool things about Jiang's I got a chance to meet the leaders of companies. I always get there two or three hours ahead of time to talk to you. Know what the head of quick trip or the head of GPS or the headaches. And I'm there I was talking to this guy and I said you you gotTa feel special. Today he's gotTa feel awesome with hundreds of employees You're the running this hospital. And he says Hey Kid also five twenty five twenty six. He says the kid you're happier now. What what do you mean he goes all these people man? I don't like him. I work seven days a week travel around the country these different hospitals and I got two more years to get out here. I'm like wow. So why are you here have to we started talking obligations right and for whatever reason he opened up to me we had a very powerful conversation? That helped me a lot because my company the time. Dj Connection was growing so much. I was growing because the teamates wanted me to grow. We were because we could And just because you can doesn't mean you should right. So that's what's that addressing park true you become a Jurassic Park. Well I mean and that's something one of my mentors did tell me early on was Whatever you create you have to feed you know. So I mean if you're going to create a monster you gotta feed the Monster And you better like it. Otherwise you're feeding a monster you you've created and you don't like so you end up with like Frankenstein's monster and so that's one of those things where you need to know what success means to you what it is you want. What the balance is because one of the things I think I've said it before. But one of my mentors early on He was with his fourth wife. And I I you know. Kind of suddenly realized. Hey if I want to do things the way he did. I'm also going to be married to my fourth wife at some point. And that's like that's not really what I want. I want to be married to my first wife whom I love and do this differently. And maybe his version of success isn't the same as mine. Now let's say you're listening right now and you're on wife too or wife three or business to business three whatever. It's all that where you're going and now you've been from where you came from. I think a lot of times we get stuck in this loop of being like May I start a business and it failed. Marriage failed had up. And we we get stuck in the narrative that. I can't win that you can't win. We can't win and I just encourage you this Valentine's Day love yourself. Give yourself the encouragement that you have what it takes to get to where you want to go. I know you are my hope on. This show is each and every day we give you a plaque applicable words of knowledge of knowledge profound deep thoughts a little bit of humor there but we want to provide you with the mentor. Ship that you desperately need in a world that's passionately going the wrong way. We encourage you to listen to this show and to write down. Take take notes and ask yourself. How can I apply the things I've learned on today's show? Jason is there any final tip you want to give the listeners out there because you coach with a lot of business owners who are doing very very well now but many of which were not doing well when we first met them before the thirteen point assessment and before you guided them down the path and what would be a tip? You'd give to all the listeners out there will. The first step is in our on March. Seventh of two thousand eleven. Charlie Sheen tweeted his infamous tweet. I invented Tulsa Oklahoma Dot dot dot in sleep. So that's what I came from. Not Knowing Why de for you is it. You're typically that was at ten forty eight. Am No so. My tip is just as it relates to books. You recommend yeah. I just started re listening through Subtle Art of not given enough for the third time all by Mark Manson. Because I remember I listened to that when I first started coaching. Because I came in I chatted with you and John Lucas Partial and shopping. Everybody but once I started getting clients I started realizing I was carrying so much about what everybody else thought about what I was doing. It was making me a bad coach. Yeah and the problem I think in the book is so good and The book at its core is about this. If you're a dad and you want to protect your kids from indoctrination from corrupt world somebody at some points not gonna like it. If you're a husband you WANNA protect your marriage from temptation and things. That shouldn't happen at some point. Someone's not going to like it if you want to be intentional about only surrounding your family with positive things at some point. Someone's not GonNa like it if you want to stand up for your presidential candidate at some point. Someone's not GonNa like it if you want to be studious about how you manage your calendar. Its some point. Someone's not going to like it if you WANNA hold yourself accountable to certain standards of who gets to come over to your house. And who doesn't at some point? Somebody won't like it and the only way to avoid criticism. According to Aristotle is to say nothing do nothing and be nothing now. According to Mark Manson the author of the subtle art of giving enough. He points out the only way for you to make everybody. Happy is to do nothing as well. So he encourages you to not give an F. When people are a expressing their negatively about your path and your mission right and Jay's each and every show of the boom are you prepared already and here we got these mics or super sensitive so we have to take a giant step back of Rome of mankind before we kick the boom Monday every break to what what if you could gain access to download each and every book that I've ever written for free. Well that'd be terrible because I don't like you okay. 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Can I Build a Treehouse Without Damaging My Elm Tree?

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03:01 min | 3 months ago

Can I Build a Treehouse Without Damaging My Elm Tree?

"Read we had an email from lois who lives in napoleon and she sent an email into fred at plant talk radio dot com and she says We're building a treehouse around an elm tree about a twenty year old tree. We're looking for any suggestions you may have. We will be supporting at least three of the corners on four by four posts that are not attached to the tree. So how far do you suggest we stay away from the tree roots and the fourth corner will be very close to the tree so she's worried about harming the tree what do you think will mark it brings in a lot of conjecture however i think she said a twenty year old elm. Yeah that's gotta be sizeable and it will definitely support one corner now. The roots on that tree as with all other trees will radiate out from that trunk and therefore wherever. You're digging under the canopy of the tree. You're going to be cutting some routes celebrate hair roots. The closer you get to the trunk than the more. You're into sizeable roots the sizable routes if they can be avoided now. I don't know how the tickets to tell you to do that. Other than a small drill hole. Go down in on your illiteracy. The three points that you need to be putting in former force if you hit great. Big routes tried to change that puzzle shape a little bit to where you're going to be getting down into well things The of my wrist are not gonna be that damaging to the tree now any loss of course some damage but the the fact that they can get three posts in out away from the trunk is good now we come to then this fourth attachment any place that that post has to be put down right next to the trunk. They're going to be cutting some buttress. Roots just are cutting into them. They may not sever the whole thing and so on but that will be the damage point that could be significant In that that is the case if that on a twenty year old elm. I'm i'm kind of picturing size. It's bound to be fairly substantial. And if they can brace from the trunk of the tree up above at floor level on the on the play area then Chewed to drill or nail and and try to stay reasonable if the size of both but you can screw them in. You can nail the men if you put a few nails in that tree. You're injuring only that spot. For the most part There's some spread in the damage but It would might be maybe be better and safer for the tree to put some holes in the trunk with nails or screws than to go down to close to the trunk and cut into great big buttress roots.

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Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

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39:54 min | 1 year ago

Napoleon's Invasion of Russia

"Have you ever seen him in the same room? Coup Jeffrey Epstein and Jamal Kashogi. They don't even look alike. Yeah, exactly strange coincidence read was that they don't even look alike. They're both dead. Both interesting! Is it not no, it's the least interesting thing I've ever heard. Oh Hey guys. You are just in time to see me win this game of access in allies. Napoleonic, addition I wold eleven, Tom. You lose fourteen infantry hand three Canaan guys game socks you got. You got to play a game. Yeah, he hates fun things yeah, well. He's trying to get me to throw out that script. I was writing for the trust campus owed for a long time, so he offered to play a game with me. If I took a break from it, are you? Are you sure the pieces aren't edible? If he charge not at double screens Arc's gall, so he's playing the Napoleon game with you access knowledge Napoleon. Nobody cares boop what? Was it your idea for him to wear the Napoleon outfit as part of this. No, no, he actually he just came into the studio in that it's not a Polian. It's captain crunch. from the crunch Berry wars. Read a book whatever? Hello and welcome to citation needed the podcast where we a subject read a single article about it on Wikipedia and pretend we're experts, because this is the Internet, and that's how it works now I'm no illusions and I'm going to be leading this expedition this week, but I'll need somebody to carry me once the frostbite sets in, so I'm excited to welcome the three men that I would most like to. Climb into like at Taunton in that order seat so. I'm like third row seating Tonton. Just. Holding. That's a couple years. I'M NOT GONNA. Make any jokes about stuffing my Gash because I'm too classy are waves. Good to know that you're too classy for. Quick before we get any further, I want to remind you that allies not here this week because he's at home taking care of his brand new adorable, little baby, who sued future of is almost entirely dependent on the continued viability of podcasting for a living during the Great Depression level economic downturn. Pay For this show if you want to. He's like. Of the shell that out of the way, tell us heath, what person place thing concept phenomenon or abet? We'll be talking about today. We're GONNA. Be Talking about Napoleon's invasion of Russia. And seasonal. You seem pretty confident. You can take a topic this big. Are you ready to set off underprepared overconfident? It's how we roll on citation needed. Are we also invading Russia, I have my kids this weekend time to invade Russia. Time for an impromptu livestream, little owner. WHO's got impromptu? Alright so I guess depending on what angle you want to take with the intro. Who Was Napoleon. What is an invasion of where is? A. The police and the police apart was the emperor of France and the only French emperor to get exiled the two different islands. There! They were only three and one of rain for fifteen days. Okay, that's okay, so I could I could certainly go on about how interesting this guy was, and the changes that he brought about I mean the Napoleonic code is the foundation of the French legal system, but this is citation needed, and and one the Polian advocating his throne and getting exile pretty much on brand. The reason why all that took place is the real juicy morsel. This story is about how the most feared military leader of the time basically got rope adoped by a smaller army. Me Let. It's Shitty. Terrain and climate do the heavy lifting of kicking Napoleon's ass. It's about how you can really use someone strengths against them. Actually Steven Seagal worked with the Russian army while he was. Yeah. Huge like this would remain Russia's most lopsided victory until November of two thousand sixteen. And now too soon too soon. Oh! I love the idea Stevenson Confirm Napoleon's army just runs. It runs at Russia with their arm, sticking straight up. There is flipping wildly in every direction, so let's set the stage. Napoleon is doing pretty well as far as emperor does. He's kicked the shit out of Prussia and Austria, and he made a deal with the Spanish to secretly let him move troops through Spain to invade Portugal the Portuguese royalty had to flee to Rio de Janeiro to escape him then since he already. Already had a bunch of troops in Spain, decided to overthrow that country as well in eighteen, hundred Napoleon appointed his brother, Joseph Bonaparte as King of Spain, and that didn't sit too well with the Spanish, so they revolted qual. Yeah, but like no one of the Spanish, it's entirely possible. They had already scheduled that revolt before to pull. It took over as you. Say, Anyway! To be entirely fair season to overthrow Spain you just have to wait until like. Two thirty in the afternoon. You can tell the napping. That's the best added. A national. I love that we make fun of it, but it's a seriously the greatest. Make Fun because I'm jealous. Shell? built-in it's fucking great. So I, WanNa take a second here to talk about the tactics that Napoleon us on the battlefield, and in organizing his army and Planning Battles Napoleon had an amazingly large army. He called it. The Grand Army and Grand French means fucking big. I'm a linguist like Steven, seagal the first. Thing! He did is to make smaller cores large army. These units could fight and command on their own, because they had regiments from each combat arm, the cores had artillery infantry and cavalry, and could act like a smaller army, allowing it to move faster and with autonomy. Okay, so it sounds a lot like a subway franchise with like a less deplorable spokes. By the way every time you wrote. Grind are may I saw our Miana `grande. This led to two other things that the Napoleonic armies did the first is that they lived off the land instead of trying to maintain supply lines. Most armies, especially army's this is required pretty formidable supply lines to keep the troops fed well. Napoleon would live off the land as much as he could. Thereby eliminating the lifelines how there that was often highly vulnerable this tactic as well as breaking his army up into smaller pieces, a lot of another advantage, his army was more mobile and quicker than other armies, this a lot in the maneuver, and take advantage in this quick speed, allowed him to move past armies, and take their supply lines, putting them in a rock and hard place situation. It must have been awkward. The first time both armies figure this out to. Switch sides all of a sudden without realizing. Hey, you guys don't have a supply linebacker. Again me. Regular fight marching in circles for a while like dogs sniffing each other out. I'm like nearby I'm looking. Nepali was also a genius with mathematics and artillery hugh smaller, more mobile field guns instead of large cannons during battle this again made us force more mobile and Agile. He used his artillery for a cluster effect. He would point a lot of guns at one area, decimating it instead of pointing his cannon at the whole field in spreading it out this helped with flanking and splitting his enemy apart, which were his preferred form of battlefield tactics. Okay, that's good. I feel like they're stretching the term math genius. Z. Cannons in the Middle Imogene. Getting, it's like. Okay weapons messes low unwieldy and credibly inaccurate. We should probably not read them like enormous sniper. Until. Let's get back to the Spanish in our story about the French invasion of okay. Okay I never do that to you by the way. Always I was crossed. Sit Cross legged at your feet. On. Napoleon goes in takes over the country pretty much without bloodshed, and then seeing it's enhanced. He leaves well when they revolted, they started a guerrilla war, and that's is not playing the tactics. That I described before Napoleon's used to kick in the shit out huge armies, not having his troops get their throats slit in the night, so Spanish started winning battles against his armies, and he wasn't there. He eventually had enough gathered a quarter million troops in March through Spain and took it back over, but the damage to his reputation was done countries in his forced alliance thought that he looked vulnerable. Paintings he was. What a massive occupying force completely demoralized by a rag tag group of personally invested local militants. I'm glad we study history and hate to have. That egg on our face again. Again. And again. Russia at this point. Has a peace treaty with France, but they're struggling financially. The system of trade that Napoleon institutes basically forbids countries to trade with Britain. Russia disregards this order in trades with them, and there are some other territory disputes, but the real reason for the invasion is for one big tough guy to show the other big tough guy who's. So on. twenty-fourth, Eighteen, twelve, two hundred and eight years ago. Today Napoleon starts his invasion. Okay, all right. Does anyone else just think we should have to say history out loud a few times a year? As we all. Get getting. Square to recite it. Start to finish every year yeah. All wrap voting. A. Now, there's lots of different numbers for the size of the French forces. It varies between half a million to six hundred, thousand of seen even seven, hundred and fifty thousand. A this grand army is it's called. It was stocked up to last about thirty days with provisions, and as I mentioned before. That's really not much of a problem. When Napoleon conducted this kind of military activity in central Europe is, horses could live off the land. He's in for just a slight surprise in Russia though. You don't when we think of Russian president picture a fat Guy No. Such a dumb move going to Russia right away like that. Everybody knows you start with Australia there. There's another. And then you move over to Africa South America. Risk. The bridge. Army, the size is also an ecological disaster. I mean you have a military force of the population? This is a modern day Atlanta marching across the land. The lack of clean water pretty much immediately creates a dysentery epidemic. In fact, it wasn't the only illness that would wreak havoc on the French forces. They had to contend with typhus, influenza and Diptheria Oh and the elements and the lack of supplies, but we'll get there. Yeah, no to be clear. The guys who like died from Diptheria right up front the lucky ones. and. See so when I read your essay the first time I thought you, said elephants, instead of elements and I got like. Rose. Do Hannibal next week for you. I was I was pretty jazzed. Only time we've read an elephant. We killed it on this show. Right I don't think. We murdered at send. You know what that's what they did. To to have elephants anymore that guy from Brooklyn Brooklyn. Can't talk about it even though it's right in the room. And The rose army. The Russian armies led by Michael Andreas Barclay to totally now in the things I've read. They've shortened his name down to Barklay. So that's home and refer to him. He's in charge of one hundred, thousand, one, hundred thirty thousand Russian soldiers, so he's outnumbered about four to five to one and it at at a certain point, he's replaced by the czar, but really he's the reason that Napoleon fails that overconfidence and under planning and the fact Napoleon is French, but. One of the reason because he knew how to minimize disadvantages and maximizes advantages and the biggest advantage had was that. Russia is not terribly hospitable. Well I right, but like French rudeness didn't slow down the Nazis. Not Terribly hospitable. That is the nicest way to say shit whole country. I think. So the grand army. Starts this expedition in summer, so they're packed for hot weather, but they weren't prepared for how ungodly hot it was going to get. The heat on the trail was oppressive. They never give an exact temperature, but they use words like stifling an intense. The troops also weren't ready for the temperature swing between night and day the temperature drop like a rock when the sun went down in the army wasn't prepared for that the also not happy. Again. You know when that Sun goes down. Just a Russian. The temperature swings I guess were really dramatic. Like yeah, yeah, so it's really it's a dramatic swing. They also weren't expecting the thunderstorms that soaked the road and turned in a muck. Because a half, a million people walked over, so it might at this point actually saved us some trouble. If you just narrowed this down to what they were expecting owner. Who's just like what if it rains shut up? What Shoe Shara Pierre I saw? The thing was seven sunny. Smiley faces on. The. What do I wear? APP and it doesn't say anyth- coming like a long sleeved T. Forecast not even accurate. Now I'm going to bring one. I don't WANNA pack two Layers? Layers? Room for a second pair of shoes anyway, so here's a quote from historian Richard Ryan. Quote the thunderstorms of the twenty fourth turned into other downpours, turning the tracks some dire claim, there were no roads in Lithuania into bottomless Myers wagons sunk up to their hubs. Horses drop from exhaustion. Men lost their boots as soon as it was autumn. All the wagons became obstacles that forced men around them and stop supply wagons and artillery columns, then came the sun, which would bake deep ruts into canyons of concrete, were horses would break their legs and wagons, their wheels and quote go. You're making wars sound like a huge bummer. Alright well I guess while we pause for a moment of remembrance for all the lost boots that somehow made it into the. Little Apropos of nothing. His Eye Napoleon, Bonaparte. Emperor false and soon to be conqueror of A. Company telling them. Lucid Goose Yeah. Yeah yeah about that. Who Are you? I'm you I'm Napoleon like you, but without the accent from the. Is Ozzy future okay. Tell me. ME. What gloves await me after my. Inevitable and swift defeat of. You're right, so that's why I'm here. You Might WanNA rethink. A few things. Really like what okay so you know, we're French and we basically invented food. We like took over Spain, and the topics were just terrific. We mixing it up. To take cluster little. Z. Ham in Spain is worth it just for them. Yeah, yeah, so have you. Have you ever said these words? Hey, there's a great new Russian place that just opened up. No no I have not. Not Necessarily Jira. Well! You're saying you're. You're planning to feed your army on Russian land scraps. You might want to look at the menu. Men Are. The best sell. Just France has to offer I. got eat there frogs if we have to go without butter will lead a bag even if they are A. Day Old and starting to get. The to. Currency. We re not afraid of a little hardship, even playing. Yeah, right, you might want to. Pack an extra lunch on? Scoff at you at me. I scoff it. US. FOR NEVER SURRENDER! Launch Shantonu motto. But. Nothing. And we're back. We last left off. The Earth had literally opened up to swallow the bottom half of Napoleon's army. and. Backing up some more. You pick up the threat from. Pretty. quickly, band story no. The Russian general new outnumbered, and he also knew that he didn't have the quick artillery or the modern weapons of the grand army, so he did not rush up to face off against them. Instead he retreated to villainous with an eye to continue retreat to another town called Drissa. The entire way they employed scorched earth techniques, burning down structures and chasing away livestock. They basically took away Napoleon's ability to thrive off the land in the fridge. Show up to burn our cities revealed. Surprise. Guy. Sh-. Ruin our country to save it. Would you look at all this? This looks like a swamp. Did we move to Lithuania? Should we just let him have? Napoleon thought he'd catch the army of villainous, and he'd have one quick decisive battle, and if he beat the Russians bad enough, and they would sue for peace, allowing to get the spoils of war and finish the campaign quickly his march there through the countryside Lithuania was not pleasant. Still True. Today your. The country bucket list. The country was inhospitable marshy and sparsely populated tracks. Yeah, on your bucket list, so look at so when his troops arrived in villainous, they were tired, hungry and road worry guys. What do they even trading with Britain like cold mud? Dan. Talking about. Napoleon arrives in villainous on June twenty eighth, and it's deserted, so he sets up a depot for supplies, but while the major Russians departs to Drissa another contingent heads in the other direction, this smaller force behind and basically disrupts Napoleon supply lines using his own tactic against him when Napoleon would at time send forces after each of these armies. And when he dedicated trips to them, they would attack in Harry in the other direction, right? It's like monkey in the middle, but with death. It's very low stakes monkey in the middle. Dude. Fuck I did. So, while Barklay was effective, depriving Napoleon of any supplies, and encouraging him to exhaust and his troops, he was not popular as you can imagine the brave Sir Robin tactics employing. We're not going over well with the Russian nobility. All of whom thought he was doing an absolute shit job in. Even though they were outnumbered, they should fight like men had on Barclay Barclay after this is all over. We'll be known as a hero by a lot of Russians, but when it's happening, everyone was begging the czar to replace him. Okay, what's happening that care so much like French people making fun of the Russians on, twitter. Other playing field other getting phone chat. Barclay's forces retreat to dress up by July tenth. He leaves a rearguard dangling hate that so. Toilet paper a okay, all right getting into photo that stopped. Trying to get Napoleon to take the bait and follow him. He thinks stress is a good place to make a stand put Napoleon's not stupid and I can see that Barclays trying to set the hook, so he ignores Barclay and he heads towards Moscow now this whole time his troops are starving. People are literally keeling over on the side of the trail from a forced march. Okay, we need you to March until you're half dead, but remember you're GonNa have to March back when we're. A. The crazy thing is that Napoleon focused on victory that he ignores the fact that is supply chain is literally doing its job. They're placing within a few miles of the route tons of food for his troops, but he ignores it, or it doesn't occur to him, or he's so focused on moving forward. He doesn't want want to slow up. Whatever the reason he neglects the food and his troops die because of it. How like crime on this giant Palette of canned food? So you could see the enemy. Bush then. Now Wallace troops are dying from starvation. There is enough grazing land for the horses, but the horses are actually eating types of grass. They're not accustomed to eating, so they're getting digestion issues and. Digestion issues for a horse or a little complicated. But they have like this real easy fix you see you. Stick your whole arm up to the shoulder in the horse's ass. Out The blind. Yacht. Up to the shoulder, horse's ass, pull out the blocks. The length of your arm again, I! Guess, it's just you know. What if you have a short arm? What do you do? Get a guy with a longer arm over here? Your horse is going to be matched to the length of your legs. This makes sense guys. So one time I fuck it, t rex arms would come in. Guy He. Region. Reach something for? something. Embarrassing, that I can't get the bulls down from the top shelf. At least you have to stick my arm up this horse. So I'm not sure how tight fit it is, but but after a few times it's probably pretty apple Lusa off right in. APPALOOSAS Kinda horse audience. Biscuit. Your? Your hands are so colt. Here's the thing. Somebody had to figure that out for the first time. Somebody was like. Oh, the horses are having digestion problems. I'M GONNA. Try some. Plan I've tried to eight animals. It hasn't worked yet, but Dan. It's good. You know what I'm buying. March behind party horse. Now that I think. I think. In your head up to your solution, we were still infringe. That's your solution a lot. Big Arm Steve. Barkley sees that Napoleon is heading in a different direction. The pulling Napoleon is heading to a town, called Smolensk so Barkley heads there first and sets up some fortifications. The orders from above are basically begging Barklay to engage, so he digs in any weights, but when Napoleon does show up Barclay fights for a bit. Artillery barrage kills about five thousand charging Frenchman, and then issues a controlled retreat. He abandoned the city, which the French had already burned to the ground with an artillery barrage, and he crossed the river, destroying the bridges to the French couldn't easily follow the losses for this battle range, but authors put them as high as twenty thousand for each side. Damn and he's just like man I can't wait to defeat those Russians and all these burnt out. Of starving, villagers will become French burnt out hus- starving. Villagers we will know the sweet taste. We wait I don't know. Now Oh. We trade mud with Britain trade. Back to square one. Napoleon stops in Smolensk. He holds a meeting with his generals to talk about the plan. Almost all of them WANNA wait there. The battle took place in mid August, so they figured that they would wait for the supplies to catch up to them. Resupply restock dig in for the long Russian winner and resume the invasion in the Spring Napoleon decides instead that he wants to pursue the Russians and abandoned. Smolensk heading for Moscow the generals. They're like I don't want to take a gap year. Right I want to be red-shirted. Maybe a backpack around. Brecker, What could go wrong with a major leader doesn't listen to his general. It's actually one one general. I didn't put this in but one general one, Polish general was wanted to finish, so he could become like some kind of barren or king of some area, and so he was really pushing Napoleon and I guess he had his ear, and he twisted enough and I. Think the point. Yeah. It was one Polish guy really who sort of twisted it all up. Now until this point, there's lots of little battles that took place and I've skipped over them I. Mean I call him little battles? But these skirmishes were one side loses under ten thousand men, six, thousand, here, three thousand there, but at Borodino the army's would clash in their full might well dude. I have heard such a cavalier dismissal of thousands of deaths in. Jesus camp announced Georgia's timeline of reopening. Since Georgia's bowling schedule got released. Exactly. To be tirelessly fair Noah like Russia. Losing ten thousand lives is like it's not even noteworthy. It's like if this is like a WHO cares less about Russian lives, contests between the Russians and. Anyone, ever in all of history, Russia's win and. Many of those contracts. That's solution. Now I, said earlier, the full might the armies, and I say for my at Borodino Napoleon and already lost two hundred twenty thousand troops to hunger disease in conflict, so his phone force at this point is much smaller than when he entered Russia. Also before the battle, the czar replace. Barklay with another General Mikhail could've could've basically does the same thing Barkley does fortifies position waits for Napoleon to March. At the Battle Board Dino. There's a lot of back and forth. I could go into the tax, but there's there's placing of troops encountering charging and dying you are. A little bit, not much I was GONNA. Talk about how they use this one line of tree anyway so the. I don't want to get into England. TWIT! Okay, it was macbeth. Burns! Exactly Ninety used as a dream us to to make sure that they could anyway so the initial setup by the Russians tried to learn Polian to have him perform a tactic of the lie to employ, and thus fall into a trap Napoleon avoids it Napoleon, and could also guest wrong about where the other place their troops, cavalry and artillery. Like, okay, you guys are nowhere near the Big Red X. Most standing there and to safes fall right, DEX. At the end of the day there were seventy thousand, and this is one day seventy thousand casualties for both sides was the bloodiest day in the Napoleonic wars, and you know the funny thing about seventy thousand casualties in a single day is. The kind of sentence opening. It's my job to finish this journey. I'm going to say. This job started with the holiday more I just want. Now, the Russians lost more troops, but since they were on Russian soil, it would take a lot more casualties for them to like technically lose, they could replenish a lot easier than the French okay, but to be clear. It's not replenished their supplies. Just you know. Replenish their Russian the. Working. At one point in this battle, historians think Napoleon could have won if he deployed his reserve troops, but he didn't thinking he could win the battle without them. Kutuzov, realizing that he's just. GonNa lose more troops does what Barklay dead, and he calls her retreat to Moscow promising his troops and his staff that they can collect more soldiers and guard. Moscow, Okay Reserve troops are just like standing there. Being like well, we're not called in. They were like his his like real. His personal guard reserve. Jurors. Jamil races. That's. I know there is personal guarded I. Think he just didn't? He didn't send them because he thought he had the battle in hand, and he didn't, and he probably could have won. Because of. At least that's what. I'm on my fifteen still. They, were they were. They were protecting him I guess. Anyway the Russians were treat, but they leave a rearguard so fierce that the French can't actually advance to follow the fleeing army for two full days, the Russians that were left there were basically sacrificed, but they prevented the entire army from being overrun, Moscow, at this point, pretty much abandoned the city, and the Russian plans for defending it really never materialized, and they march right past it. Okay I. Mean I know that they're winning and all and that they do, but it still feels like the fucking Russians cheating. Right? Quitting at risk by like pondering over your next move until I have to go home. This this actually to me. This feels like beating yourself up I to save your bully. Does Take the Polian five days to get to the gates, a Moscow, and he finds it burning and abandoned, and he of course is disappointed, thinking either job. Voice thinking, he's either gonNA crush rush the remaining forces there or at least receive an unconditional surrender, and he doesn't get either what is also customary, is that the city leaders who basically feed and house the invading troops in exchange for sparing the city? Well, no one's there with a hot plate orders in the warm tower points this man. This is the mood there's nobody to plunder from. I didn't even want to plunder now this is. So, there's a fire in Moscow that night. It could actually be its own citation needed, and it's not certain how it starts. It rages for a few days until the entire city is pretty much ash. The capital Russia at the time. Saint Petersburg and even though the city is called the second capital, it's basically worth about tree fifty, so Napoleon did not receive a lengthy surrender agreement from the czar instead. He looked around at zero assets snow and he couldn't push forward anymore and he left for home. It's not that easy just picking up and living Russia it's coming up on winner. The troops at this point are starving. The road is totally burnt. And if you think the Russians were just going to let them walk away, think again they basically harass Harry the army, the entire March, the horses have nothing to eat, and they're either left to die or eaten for food, and this means all the cavalry men just got. Got To motor infantry and all those heavy cannons are just left behind Napoleon came to Russia with half a million men, and he left with legend. Has It twenty two thousand man? Wow, now now there there may have been as many as one hundred thousand prisoners of war, so it isn't as bad as it sounds, but it's still pretty fucking. Do I'm sure the PUCK? In Russian war preserves made it out just fine. That's fair. Somehow in this thing, the real winners were like the guys who poop themselves to death in the first six hours. Fuck it. They knew how get it done. Yeah! Man God, Damn Napoleon's forces one really. Whole ends armies never the same after that I mean he had to rebuild the whole thing, and he did a pretty good job getting it back to four hundred thousand men. But a lot of his veterans were gone, and he had lost a tremendous amount of horses and cannon. Russia was pretty obvious that he could be beaten and then the next few years he would be beaten a few times until finally loses it all and gets to that I. Island I think the story is such a great tale of overconfidence, incompetence and French failure. It's just a shame Eli missed it. You know it's all it's all. Getting yourself to death. Interesting Horses Yeah Yeah. All right so if you had to summarize what you learned in one sentence, what would it be as Polian era soldier, sticking your entire arm up a horses. Ass is probably the best thing that happened on trips. Warm warm in here, guys! Elephants excess. Also. Worse! Goals. We gotta make a chain. It's actually a lot. Tug of the role three times. Okay we got. This isn't working. It's like shooting pool with a rope got. To. Ourselves All right in. Are you ready for the Quiz so God nothing I'm asleep. Seasonal which of the following is the best asp porn about the French army? He's out. Here. This is my favorite part of everything. Thank you so much for. All right, which is the best born a? Black booty. He always a good choice actually I'm Russia with glove. The Derby Sanchez. To phillies one copy. or Deep, dish impact. I gotta go with a secret answer APP. All of the above. They're all amazing. There's no best you cannot rank one better than the other. That is absolutely correct. Yeah, so good so good all right see so. Napoleon probably should have known that. Russia would never gill to a foreign power. What clues to Russian fortitude might have tipped. Russians drink vodka like hikers sipping camelback. A meteor blew up the sky. In Russia. Many of the locals stood up to fight it. See. Common Street scam in Russia to purposely throw yourself in front of a car, and then either sue or fight the driver that is after I fighting the. ZANGARI's got his start in St. Russian sports all seem to involve enormously STOIC men taking massive amounts of punishment in extreme competitions to see who drops I. This is not a war strategy. This is recreation in Russia. Actually called it a Poli- auto war the big French tickle fight. I. Again trying to throw me off, you want me to pick one, but it's not. It's all the above. It's easy. Bit Is that he probably should. Olympic. Team is called collection of countries. have. You ever seen the Russian slap fighting. Each Other, just slap each other until someone does are want to. Were they crying because they knock each other. Slapping all right so I've got I got one. That can stump be here seasonal? If Eli had been on this episode, How would he have avoided the work of actually writing one of these question bits for the end? Do that hilarious. He's just so bad at puns. Classic be totally weird metal thing that ignores the show subject matter entirely and instead relies on the fictitious personas who crafted for the purposes of this program. That is not what I'm doing right now. That's what you're doing right now. You Have A kid. I'M GONNA. Go with the grossest answer. D. Have A kid. That's the most disgusting. Because that's what he did all right well, it was. Nobody was able to stop you this week. So see so you on the episode. You can choose to host next week. That is a perfectly sensible dynamic ties each episode together wonderfully. Downstairs to be next week to listen to this next week. It's totally ruined I. Don't I can't listen. I'm going to choose Tom to go next at. You're perfectly sane, system. PROCEDURE HE TOM and to a lesser extent ally is. Taking. Today, we'll be back next week by then. Tom We'll be an expert something else between now and then you can hear more from Thomson. Sean cognitive dissonance and the sexiest crab species it. You can hear more from than me on the scaling atheist got off his the skeptical at DVD, minus and probably some other fucking show by now, too, and if you'd like to help, keep this show going per episode donation at Patriotair Dot, com citation or leave a five star review anywhere. You can only get in touch with us. Check out past episodes connect with social media or check the show notes. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT CITATION POD DOT COM.

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Dirty 3

Mojo In The Morning

10:41 min | 6 months ago

Dirty 3

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Go go train right now and literally robbed his out with your train. Deal there on We're east holly road in Does off seventy five. yes steve gabbara in foreign. Let's do the dirty here. Channon sad news by the way to start off the dirty was a he was a good guy is a good friend. He actually be honest with you. And i know you're gonna do the story in a second. But i'll talk about some of my great experiences with him but go. Napoleon passed away last night at henry ford hospital about three weeks after going. Ventilator with covid His daughter tiffany. Jackson sat around ten pm that her dad had just passed moments ago. He was only sixty five years old. This is his brother hilton talking. Who also by the way. Battled co fed real bad. Benny has done a whole lot. He's been his whole lot life serving the community and he really helped a lot of people. You know And some fortunate that he succumb to this dreadful disease. But you know the main thing. I wanna know as. He did everything that he possibly could. Not the catch this. But i am vienna public servant and on the public and you can try to protect yourself as best as you can but viruses very contagious fox. Two detroit sheriff. Napoleon was nationally recognized as an expert in law enforcement after more than forty five years of dedicated service. Benny napoleon when he was the police chief in he was under dentist archer's administration and we it started on the air hair and I remember meeting him. And i was captivated by this man's smile. He had the the most unbelievable smile he was. One of those people. And i know many of said this. I heard you'll talk about it Last night but he was a guy that you could just say. Benny and people knew him. Either as chief. benny napoleon cherif benny napoleon. But you just say. Benny i was talking to many He was great in the community. He was a great human being a great father. And i i will tell you this. He had He had a respect for for. Everyone had respect for those that he was protecting and for those that he was protecting you from and running the wayne. County sheriff's department. You also you also run the jail and You know he was one of those guys that that people said you know he. He respected even those that were behind the bars that i know that is something that is rarely ever seen and i. I feel horrible about it because i remember not too long ago. He wanted to come on our show and we were actually off that day and he wanted come on our show because he wanted to talk about masking up because he had Had family there battled kovic rather you just heard and he said that it was so important in. He was rarely seen without the mascot. And and you know it's it's very sad. So our condolences to his his daughter and to his entire family and everybody in in county because he was a good man. It's hard to replace. We'll nyse acts in the dirty this morning for saying this to pregnant fan during an online with his more than six million instagram followers. This week adulation. Get rid of it. He is obviously under meter. Fire this morning for that comment live action which is a pro-life organisation tweeted about it And little nasdaq's responded with no one cares and then went onto his song holiday then. He went on hundred promote his song. Okay cast and crew on the set of the show. Shane lists had to deal with a massive covert outbreak. After eighteen tests came back positive. The cast has been shooting some larger. Seems to with like two hundred and fifty extras. They'd also been shooting on location across various parts of la as well as on the warner brothers. Lots you hear that. Eighteen people test positive. You've been around that many people and you go. Oh insider say the set went into full panic mode and then they learn the truth it a lab screw up. 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Joseph Bonaparte, Cryptid Hunter

Ridiculous History

58:39 min | Last month

Joseph Bonaparte, Cryptid Hunter

"These days you have to keep everything moving and reinvent the wheel with a hybrid. You can do both. That's why manufacturers are going hybrid with ibm with watson on a hybrid cloud factories can use to automate the little things so they can focus on the next big thing. Businesses that want innovate at scale are going with a smarter. Hybrid cloud using the technology and expertise of ibm. The world is going hybrid with ibm visit. Ibm dot com slash hybrid cloud reduce histories of production of radio Welcome to the show ridiculous historians as always. Thank you so much for tuning in a shout. The super producer. Casey peg shout out to our producers andrew howard and max williams and a really weird way i guess tangentially shout out to napoleon. Yes napoleon. I'm ben nepal. Oh i'm no polian. Not though was worth it was it's always worth. It's always worth a try. You know what. I always think of whenever we cover napoleon. I probably mentioned this before. Is it because. I always think about when he was eating ice cream and trying to take other people's eyes. That sounds napoleon do now. There's a really cool phoenix song called. Napoleon says i don't understand the reference but it's napoleon says to take off your coat. Take off your long johns to. Napoleon says to take off your coat. Take off your long. Johns to writing in a trenchcoat and if that means i think that's why i love phoenix clearly not english as first language speakers but they write all their song lyrics in english. And there's a fun charming kind of lost in translation vibe. Not only because they were also on the lost in translation soundtrack but is something that happens in the transition between french english that i find very charming. I think they do it on purpose. These people. I love seeing them live. And you know. I'll admit i. I was one of those kids who had some mo moments to some phoenix songs. And i greatly. I greatly appreciate them. But i i do wonder like sometimes when you when you read the structure of the lyrics you're thinking length. Did they just think yeah. This will work. This will you. And i saw phoenix together. Many years ago in the before before times at shaky needs the music festival That was a lot of fun. We're cheap folks so we went because it was free. It was at one time. We got free festival tickets but today's episode knoll is. This is funny because this relates. It's weird how synchronous this became this relates to a couple of things that are near and dear to our hearts in that we've covered recently. Not just in this show but in our other companion shows stuff. They don't want you to know. We did a whole episode about the jersey devil new spoilers but we we had a. We figured out pretty likely explanation for this scripted. And then we also we had this throwaway fact in that show or like a lot of people saw the jersey devil. One of them was related to napoleon bonaparte day and it was one of those things like if you listen to that episode which. I think we didn't care job on. We sort of like through that fact out there like there we go and then we just never never talked about it again because we had a bunch of stuff to do yes. It's true and in this episode. This isn't about the jersey devil. But we're going to get to that section of joseph napoleon's life when he emigrated to the united states After serving as sort of a you know reluctant king under his brother's rain. 'cause you know you can't be napoleon's brother and not get some kind of like juicy post you know as a result. Yeah that's the thing. We're talking about napoleon's older brother joseph and he's He's been described by historians as personality wise. Almost the polar opposite of his buddy. Napoleon joseph is an idealist. he's mild-mannered and he's quote. Lacking in vigor is what a former president would have called low energy code energy. Yosef yes. I don't know if i'm standing llosa for now. I'm just going to do it because it seems like you know when french people have names that you would pronounce one way in english. They're usually pronounce differently like Again singer phoenix look at it on paper. It's thomas but he goes by tomar. Well that's a good point. I'm going to stick with You know what. I'll alternate between the my arbitrary defensive. That decision is going to be that. He did emigrate to the states. Fair there we go. Yeah he was like it. It's funny because no matter how intimately aware of Napoleon's rain and rise to power as might author author a little bit lower that you would have heard too much about joseph. Use a fire dude. He liked literature gardening. And i love this reasonable. He liked entertaining. I love when people say entertaining. Such a vague thing is a verb. Like you see those house hunter things and someone's like my name is marlin and i own i own a vintage. Toenail clipper shop. And then someone's like yes in my name's sandy. I admire offers from afar. Our budget is ten million dollars and whenever they go through a living room you know. They're getting shown around the house that have problems because it's house owners. They're like i don't know if this is big enough we love to entertain or another another another way. Ec influence or types talk about that as their primary occupation is entertaining you now or hosting i love to host. You know basically means you have a fancy house and spend lots of money on fancy parties that you can then post videos about your fancy parties and your fancy friends no shade. It's it's it's a way of living But it is kind of funny when your whole reason for existing is to kind of flex on the internet. Just sort of kind of what being influenced influencers out there. Correct me if i'm wrong ben. I think i have a little bit of a clue as to how you might pronounce the jay word as in our heroes name name. You're looking up my house. Owner joke is solid. No it's super solid and laugh. I'm not we'll put. We'll fix it in post post. I laughed inside. My heart laughed and smiled at the time. Which is very difficult to do for a heart since it doesn't have a mouth so what's word war. Is it yosef well. I just know that he was born. Just sepe bonaparte day. So i'm guessing that joseph might have been the americanization of giuseppi Djalminha flip it. I'm gonna back to joseph all right we'll and and you know maybe as his close friends called giuseppe and he was like only. You can do that you and my little brother. So it's it's funny because it seems like if we look at it and all it seems like he would have been happy. Just living sort of a life of leisure right He was born Ed again just. Fb bonaparte day in korte corsica on january seventh of seventeen sixty eight and he was the oldest sibling of charles and letizia bonaparte children. One of which of course was their second child. Napoleon or as buddies called him naps. Nab nappy the original napster little nappy. Nobody called him that and that wasn't funny. I appreciate the laugh though. Ben and i i will return the favor when you make a joke. That does i and later career. It's bound to happen. Then you're usually you're you're you're batting average is high you never know. But he and joseph were tight right. Yeah yeah yeah. He is happy in the napster. Were dynamic duo for sure because they grew up together. They spent their early childhood together and then they left course again. Seventeen seventy eight to go to school and they traveled together. Joseph had been. This happened in a lot of families. He'd been singled out as the kid who had to be a priest. Soon he started stunt. Always gotta be one. I guess yeah often so. He started classical studies at one college and napoleon went to a military school in another city and just didn't want to be a priest. Imagine that yeah. I imagine that happens quite a lot to where like you know. In the pecking order. You got your military leader. Maybe there's one that gets to be a doctor or like maybe there's one that's like the black sheep who like we're going to accept the fact that you're going to be a sculptor or something and then you know maybe he just seemed like the most pious suited in the eyes of your folks to be a priest but they obviously saw the lord in him but he didn't see it himself. He wanted to join his bro and be a A military man. Yeah exactly. I mean it feels like there's always you and i are both only children so i always imagined. There's little bit of like sibling. Rivalry don't want your siblings. Get like the cool stuff and you get stuck with the not so cool stuff so maybe he felt you know a version of that like why does why does my little brother gets to go off on adventures and i have to be a priest. But that's the thing. A deathbed promise came into play. Charles bonaparte was dying. He was ailing was not long for the world and he made his son. Joseph frothiness to give up any bromo eighty sliver of thought or ambition of following a military career. And he said instead you need to return to corsica devote yourself to the family and then when elder bonaparte passed away and seventeen eighty five. That's when joseph becomes head of the whole operation. He looks after the farm the vineyard he helps his mom support his younger siblings and then he still is able to continue education. So in seventeen eighty seven goes to the university of pisa and a year later. He has a law degree so yeah so he decided to now. He's not a priest at all. He decided to follow the law. Instead of the lord and he then got a job in the french corsican judicial system and he and his brother continued to kind of you know be. There wasn't didn't get a real sense of sibling. Rivalry here which is interesting when you consider the heights which polian rose Joseph seemed fine with that all throughout the story. I just wanted to lead with that a little bit. Because he seemed like a pretty reasonable guy and as we get into his time in america. That reasonable side really shines through. Yeah yeah that's true. So because he can he has a law. Degree gets job right working in the judicial system and he and his brother do work together as he said and they want to advance the french revolutionary cause in corsica but then they get into a conflict with the leader. Of course nationalist pass quelled powell early and that happened in seventeen ninety three so they high tail it to france at now things take a change wife has takes us and crazy directions and a family friend helps joseph get a as a commissary of the army in the south of france so we actually does kinda work with military question for ben. This is a pet project of yours. Commissary is a position in the military. Like but it's also like what they call like the canteen where you eat your food any idea why that is abbas things related yet kind of us so it's been around since thirteen sixty two in english and it meant one to whom special duty is entrusted by a higher power. So technically you know if you want to mess with your kids if you have kids then when you're on a road trip or something make one of the like you're the commissary of of the oxford. You get to decide the music but be careful because you can always be overthrown. If i don't like baby shark who doesn't like baby shark. I don't know me. And i think it's alright song in small doses ten. Maybe that's the problem. Maybe it's too much of an earworm. But i think you were able to get to avoid the baby shark thing right. Came out after dot or for her. It was more of a medium something that she was actually into and she's also got a baby sis so her baby sister was big fan. And there's actually there's actually this Funny toy That you can get like a baby shark. That sings the song but it sings it. Depending on how fast you pump. Its mouth That's on a weird. What i mean is a hand puppet and you move its mouth and as you move it changes the speed of it so if you move it really slow. It's like booze Sure dune sounds like a like a battery dying in a dollar something you know. Yeah yeah asu. Hamas theory comes from latin coma terry and then eventually evolves to person in charge but as far as when it became specifically related to food and the storage of food. Maybe a story for another day. But he's in there right. He's in the military now. He's not a priest and while he stayed in marseille he meets a daughter of a wealthy merchant. her name. is marie julie. And it's funny because here's a great article from shannon sullen dot com. That's pretty blunt. And i think a little bit. I don't know if they're trying to be mean but they say julie was not physically attractive but she was intelligent and she basically had a great personality in joseph's mom liked her and also thought she'd be a good match financially. I son so the married on august first seventeen ninety four isn't it always the merchant's daughter you know it seems like such a trope you know married. The merchant's daughter has yet to curry favor with the merchant. They're always very stern and want the best for their daughter. it is pretty funny that shady shannon Sell an article that kind of Nags this particular merchant's daughter but it's true they get married on august first seventeen ninety and that's when napoleon began to really do well for himself but so to joseph in his own way. Yeah yeah they were for a while they were in kind of like a rising tide carries all vessels situation. I believe we went with napoleon on the italian campaign. and then in seventeen ninety seven he was elected as a corsican deputy to the council of five hundred the council of hundred as a lower house legislative body established by the french constitution. Seventeen ninety five is called that because at five hundred delegates and they were charged with Initiating legislation for the upper house the council of ancients would accept or reject the laws. They worked on so picture a little bit like a house of representatives. Almost this is great for business. Eventually he becomes the french ambassador to the court of parma and then he becomes the ambassador to rome and now he is wealthy is ball and he's not worried about money knoll he is. It's good to be police brother and moment in time exactly. He's he loves the brotherly love situation. You know like you're used to seeing so much backstabbing and kind of back biting all the back things between brothers as they rise to prominence but he seemed perfectly content to seeing his brother achieve all of this success. Because you know frankly. If he didn't have ambitions to be like the top dog he certainly was benefiting from all this right because he was also becoming incredibly wealthy he bought a townhouse on the rue dorado share in paris reaser casey peg would be a shamed of my french pronunciation but doing the best. I can't both now right now. We always try. He also bought a chateau what makes the chateau a chateau. It's just style of house now. Belene mainly must be an little upside down little symbol over the a. it's a. it's a large country house. it's an estate right. It's exactly it's basically like a vacation home. And he bought a lot of lands to and i'm gonna do my best heroes see More fun town more. Oh god that was bad I get the gist of. 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O two and joseph began to really build out his Assets doing massive improvements on his estate houses and he really did enjoy that that sweet sweet country living but he was also something of a gentleman of course and enjoyed the finer things in life but also was a strangely as simple man. It's weird dichotomy with this guy right. And he was described thusly by one of his biographers. Early twentieth century biographer. He had an element of laziness in his character. A disposition to rest and quietly enjoy the good things he possessed in a dignified way so he was lazy and dignified in the debates of the five hundred. Which is that council of five hundred. We talked about where he was a deputy. He took little part and at the end of the term of membership. Not seek reelection. Yeah that's the thing. He seemed like he was absolutely find. It just chill just enjoy a life of relaxation and have have some stress free days. Napoleon had other plants polian very much Felt that his brother needed to do more to help. Support the bonaparte. They caused so he said look. Initially i'm gonna use you as a diplomat Not necessarily because you're a great diplomat. But because i know you older brother and your easier to control is we go back so i would also say there's an element of trust air to and joseph wasn't super happy with this. The friction between the men rose as polian. I became console for life may two and then just two years later emperor in eighteen o four the over who should be the successor because napoleon at that time did not have children and joseph said this is weird because it doesn't make a lot of sense his character joseph said look. I'm your older brother. You need to recognize me as your air. And napoleon wanted to recognize the oldest son of their one of their other siblings. They're younger brother. Louis and sorta police started kind of trying to barter with his elder brother and he was like look. Joe lange's i'll make you king of something if you just give up all claims to the french throne of lamberti. How about that i. It's weird ben ih right about that. This being seeming out of character for the way story and kind of described the sky as like being content to like do his thing out of the public right but he clearly had some ambition. But i think maybe it was more. He liked the money side of it so he wanted to. You know have that claim so he would inherit all of that wealth rather than like. Be the top doc right or care much about governing because again we know with his career on the council The five hundred. He didn't really care much about politics and he sort of phoned it in right so in eighteen o six napoleon sent joseph to kick out the dynasty that was in control of naples the bourbon dynasty and he became king and joseph was not super into the idea as we said nor was his wife but in eighteen o eight when polian invaded spain he succeeded and offer joseph the spanish throne then after his other brother louis refused it but he more specifically told joseph to give up the throne of naples and give it to their sister caroline and her husband joakim murrah and then go to spain where he would take up his throne there he was not into the idea but ultimately gave in and did what his brother asked. I mean you know when. Napoleon asked you to do something brother or not. You've gotta give some serious thought because you don't wanna make an enemy of and as we know in history brother or no you can still become blood enemies true. The forces that were best suited tangle. Napoleon were things like winter in russia or rabbits. Which is the true story earlier episode of our. Check it out The pulley and did get punked by a horde of rabbits. Yeah this is a tough. This is not great. Real estate for french royalty because the spanish had some stereotypes of the french the time no they were like the french role atheist and they're foreigners they don't deserve a we don't cut them slack. We don't give them a break. We give them no mercy and they had a nickname for joseph. Pepe bouquet us joe bottles because apparently he he really really liked the sauce. That was the propaganda but in fact he was he was kind of light drinker. Sort of like that propaganda about napoleon being really short. It's somewhat of a smear campaign. They also had no problem hacking french soldiers to pieces. Joseph tries to make peace by having a lot of pretty moderate policies at the time often in contradiction of napoleon's orders from paris. Bullying divided spain into six military districts. He allowed his marshals of those district's two eggs are pretty pretty independent authority. Over the parts of the country they controlled and then that mind. His brother's rule from the spanish throne so joseph napoleon the so funny just invest employee like. Hey can i quit. This job stinks. And napoleon response in eighteen. Twelve by making joseph commander in chief of all the french forces left in spain. So congratulations your face is on the most unpopular thing in the country. Right now asked me. I made you king at made God the absolute gall of it all. It's true so on june twenty first of eighteen thirteen. Joseph decided to pick a fight with the duke of wellington And a battle ensued at vittoria and the french lost. But that didn't stop joseph entirely. He headed out for the frontier. So then after you know galloping across the frontiers presumably joseph returned to his estate at mort Foam tab and then. Napoleon decided that ferdinand the seventh the bourbon. You recall dynasty family member coup. He'd had kicked off of the throne to install. Joseph should return as the king of spain and they should start to make nice between the two countries to help create the groundwork for a marriage of convenience between ferdinand and joseph's daughter zayd who was only thirteen at the time. So maybe because of that. I know where things had happened. But he had his reasons. Shirley joe's of did not like this idea at all but was pressured as he seems to have been kind of consistently throughout the story and decided to give he at yup he. He acquiesced and agreed for the spanish crown to be transferred to the house of bourbon. With one important caveat. I still get to be called king. Joseph said he never formally advocated and luckily the thirteen year old was spared having to have that child marriage for political purposes fast-forward spoiler alert. If you're listening to today's show you probably already know what happened to napoleon. He was defeated was forced into exile. Joseph family self with very unfortunate last name so he fled he high tailed it across the atlantic to the united states under an assumed name and get hut spa. And this guy no. He stole the crown jewels of spain. We probably didn't think he was still. He thought they were his but he put them in a suitcase literally and took them with him to the states as he sailed aboard an american brig named the commerce it was twice inspected by the british but his false papers they worked was able to get through on forged papers he left his wife and his daughters in paris they moved to frankfurt and then later to brussels of course what he do first time if this is a movie and you're traveling to the us for the first time you go new york new york new york. That's where so many emigrants to the united states. Found there Kind of gateway into this new world type situation so he went to new york. Sort of in Shame a little bit but once he got there kind of realized he liked it. He spent a little time in new york and then moved to philadelphia where he took up residence at two sixty south ninth street Which became a very important hub for this huge influx of french ex-pats coming into philly and he then settled in a larger estate. A house in bordentown new jersey which was just twenty. Five miles northeast philly on the delaware river. He called his estate point. Breeze point breeze. Sounds like an eighty s phil or sounds like a suburban community right. I bought a timeshare point breeze. So he's in suburban exile. He's quiet but he likes. He got used to the good life. That's the thing. He may have still been dethroned but he considered himself royalty so he built a home worthy of mtv's cribs. His vast mansion had a giant normal wine cellar floor to ceiling mirrors super fancy crystal chandeliers marble fireplaces grand staircase. Is you name it fun. Fact with eight thousand books. His library held the largest collection of tomes in the country at the time the library of congress only had sixty five hundred so he was like bali. He used home rich. Ben have been doing this a lot in this episode but was there. Restrain a tome in a book. Tomes got to be a little longer. Write a book. It's got your pamphlet. You've got your book and then you've got your home. I don't know thome is usually considered a very heavy book. And there's a little bit of a A connotation of academic earliest new. And unless you get into making it a little bit witchy and then it becomes a grim wall airy are all maybe. All grim was are not toned. I'll tomes are not grandma's but all grandma's are tomes when you think i think that's pretty cool it just depends on the length of grim wa. If you're into grid than i would. I would hope you get a thome you know. Get some more occult bang for your buck. But you're right. Yeah and you have to wonder what kind of books were in there. If you were to go to the mansion and meet joseph at this time you would walk. Through an elaborate landscape. Ten miles of carriage paths rare. Non native trees and plants gazebos gardens even an artificial lake stocked with imported european swan. This guy's not hurting money. Co two entertained does entertain. It reminds me of like a gonna a call back to an earlier episode. The menagerie of What's his name pablo escobar. And the the emperor. Yeah it's just got that kind of vibe to it. I don't know maybe a little more idyllic and a little less like safari park less cocaine probably to probably cocaine i would imagine but thanks to mental. Floss has always For a great rundown of this Very interesting man's life. We're about to get to the super fun part. But his home became this real kind of home. Base for a lot of his rich neighbors would just come in. Hang and look through. His vast collection of tomes and these were elites obviously very wealthy folks from europe and america and he would entertain dignitaries folks like john. Quincy adams would come visit point breeze daniel webster the marquis de lafayette's of hamilton. The musical fame stephen girard who was a well known french banker from philadelphia And was also apparently time The richest man in the united states. Nice hanging out at the biggest library as that's a. That's a great collaboration of superlatives. Isn't it so there were rumors swirling around. The joseph may have been involved in several plots to rescue napoleon from exile. But nothing none other charges ever stock. It was also staying. Clear of other high level intrigues like the invasion of texas by charles lamont. It's weird because joseph's nephew louis. Napoleon says the joseph was offered the mexican crown by a group of mexican revolutionaries and he turned them down. Saying i've worn to crowns. I would not take a step to where a third leading gratified me. More than to see men who would not recognize my when i was at madrid. Now come to seek me in exile. That i may be at their head. Do not think that the throne you wish to raise again to make your happiness or do and then the next part of this quote ben really speaks to. We talked about at the top of the show. How much he loved the united states and our system of government You know as imperfect as it might be certainly to him better than what he'd experienced In europe yeah. That's you know what that's a really good point because the last part of the quantity he says every day that i passed the hospitable land of the united states proves more clearly to me the excellence of republican institutions for america. Keep them then as a precious gift from heaven. So he is maybe his house Had like started sway his thinking because he definitely was a reluctant king from the jump right. That's why it's really in character for him. You know and it made sense that he would be super comfortable. Obviously i mean he's comfortable living in the lap of luxury and isn't in danger of being like executed for war crimes or whatever you know The very least for being an enemy. Combatant but yeah. His wife though didn't come with them to the states. He didn't see her for twenty five years. Yeah about long distance relationship. You know who did see though through twenty five years. I can imagine. Yeah that's right. His mistress annette savage. He met her when she was eighteen years old. She was you know a according to the pattern established. She was the daughter of some distinguished merchants. He ran into her while he was shopping for suspenders. She spoke french match made in heaven. He was kind of known to be of land rover and his wife. Julia was aware of this tolerated his affairs he had two children with a net savage and then when one of them was killed or died tragically in the garden and young age Joseph later dispatched his mistress paris and paid her explicit lead to never published her memoirs Sorta like at nda kind of situation. I'm you know what. I think you're right. Yeah or maybe even like pre nup but they. They weren't married though were they can't really can't get married if you're already married. Yes yes so. It was harder than it would've been harder to track that though back then probably right. Oh surely yeah. I think so it would be harder. I mean how big meal laws work at that time on an international scale but still wasn't a good luck you know. A lot of locals were scandalized so then another tragedy strikes january eighteen twenty his mansion which earlier established is pretty dope catches on fire. It burns to the ground is neighbors are able to help. Save some stuff including his art collection. Newspapers of the day called the fire accidental blood. There was gossip. There's very weird rumor going around. And they said that the fire was actually the result of arson because there was a local russian immigrant burned down his house because napoleon invaded russia. And like we said. This is the second of a pair of tragedies You'd mentioned ben that his daughter. Pauline was killed and i just want to mention this because it was a new word that i learned and i love sharing new words. She was killed by a falling ornamental vase which had to have been very very very large and probably with poured concrete or some other heavy material. But it's called a yard. John yea Which would you can picture those giant planter that you would see on the grounds of an estate like so big. You could plant a small tree in one Bad way to go. Yeah an errant jordan. Yeah how does that even happen. Maybe it wasn't loaded down with something and she pushed to. I don't know any But yeah so despite those two tragedies. He was kind of unperturbed sure. He was bummed but be decided to take his neighbors up on their offers to help him because they loved him right and because it made sense he was such a good host such a good entertainer and was very welcoming and open with his home and has a beautiful library and all his tomes so they were just really kind of kind to him and gave him solace and he actually was so touched by the he wrote down his feelings on the subject in a letter that he wrote to one of the town's magistrates and says all the furniture's statues pictures money played gold jewels linen books and in short. I'm sorry only laughing because it's just like he's listing like all the things And in short everything that was not consumed has been most scrupulously delivered into the hands of the people of my house in the night of the fire and during the next day. They were brought to me by. Laboring men drawers in which i have the proper quantity of pieces of money and metals of golden valuable jewels. Which might have been taken with impunity. So just unpack He's basically saying that. Like all of these neighbors. Whatever their class and their staff. They could have looted the wreckage of his estate but instead they like gathered up all this stuff from the wreckage ga- for him and return them to which to me. It speaks to his character doesn't it. I mean they if they were just kind of sponging off of him. Then you know they would. I would think that someone doing that with a giant fire is oh well. The party's over. Better get whatever we can fistfuls and move on but instead they obviously cared about the man and not just the stuff. Yeah and this really got to mini said something toward the end where he sa- that really hits home. He says this event is proved to me how much the inhabitants of bordentown appreciate the interest. I've always felt for them. And max get a little lake kind of inspirational music and shows that men in general are good when they have not been perverted in their youth by a bad education. Americans are without contradiction. The most happy people. I've no still more happy. If they understand well their own happiness. I bring not to doubt my sincere regard and then he signs it. Joseph count of service. I don't know that Superlative ben do you. I did not before this episode. But i believe it's a commune in northern france. It's community france. The that's one that didn't even come across our radar in the In the early research with this. But i mean surely a guy like that. He probably could have rattled off. You know. i mean when people like that. They always have several titles. That was probably one of many. But this was printed in bonaparte park and the mirage by evan morrison woodward from eighteen seventy nine oracle account and he rebuilt his mansion and he stayed in new jersey and apparently it was bigger and better than ever. That's right yes bigger better than ever. He went back to business as usual entertaining. Please see my art gallery. And then he you know he had lost a lot of stuff but he became known as this thoughts of european culture and artistic knowledge in early america. Because you know the. Us had two degrees still has a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Right about european culture. Be more sophisticated being older being fancier etc and so he was a lot of people a connection point there ba with one one plot twist little bit x-files the i almost feel bad for spoiling it at the top but it is true he is. What are the people who absolutely convinced that he had run into the jersey devil after all that planning it's happening. 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It's very easy to get lost in as you will see if you watch this episode paulie walnuts and christopher monta sandy due to great comedic effect. It's a standalone episode. If you haven't seen the show you can watch that episode. Having never seen the entire show and it will delight you. It's all on its own but it's crazy if you look at lor in accounts of the jersey devil it really kinda looks like a snaky neck camel horse eagle kind of how would you describe the jersey devil them. Yeah you can see a picture of it. It looks like a it looks awkward. It doesn't win flight worthy out of balance right Carver t rex body guard wings. Let's get these hubs it's gotta awkward forward leaning stance and their top heavy top heavy. And if you look at the some of the original sketches insouciant come hither glare is a little bit of a goofball. And i dare i say not only insouciant perhaps susan because it really does look like the kind of comical kyw mira kind of like you know mishmash animal. You might see in a dr seuss book but bonaparte claims to have been hunting alone as he often did in in the woods near his country estate when he saw some really weird looking tracks that he attributed to maybe a horse or a donkey. Not look like those kind of heart shaped tracks like the little notch at the top but it appeared to because he was schooled enough in tracking the he could tell kind of where the weight would've been to make. The type attracts was seeing so he believed that it was a creature that would've walked only on its hind legs. I well obviously. There would only be one set of tracks right which is weird. That's not a thing that we know of tractive it like that. That only walk on two legs are animals. That would make tracks like that though. I walk on two legs and he decided when he saw them ending abruptly that this animal must also be able to fly. Were jump great heights. So we followed the tracks until they. The trail went cold and then he was just fascinated and he was just looking at them. And then here's this sound for behind him when he whips around and what does he see. He's he's the devil he sees this thing he'd never would this against them before with a long neck wings. Legs like a cream with horses homes at the end east dumpy little arms with pause and a face that to him looked like either a horse or a camel. He froze he panicked. And for a minute neither he nor the creature move and the devil hissed and according to the story just flew away. nobody was harmed. It's funny reminds me of camping. I don't know if i ever told you this. One time. When i was camping. I ran into a brown bear from a distance. What yeah i was. I was younger. I was well. We're all friends here. I can say. I walked over to a creek and i i was. I was peeing in the creek middle of nowhere and i thought this guy's alike. No one's gonna see me. It's fine doesn't matter. I'm this is how life is in the woods. And while i am in the middle of this i see some movement thankfully on the other side of the creek will further down for me. I see this shape is moving. I'm thinking ono whether it's like did one or the other boy scouts. Like come out or whatever and dude. It was a bear. And you know you're not supposed to stop eating once you start so i was just standing there kind of like peeing in front of this bear and it was just look at me. It was one of the most awkward moments in my life. You know like. I was so shocked. Wasn't i my brain wasn't able to realize i should be scared and i was just like this is very embarrassing and then i walked backwards presumably with your business still. Okay god yes that was reached out. So i i like although the all new juice of might sound silly right now. This is a real thing that happens. You freeze up. it's freaky. It's scary. So i have is back on that one. But here's the thing. This is interesting. He was unaware of the legend of the jersey devil. He just thought he solves weird american animal. He'd never seen before and he told his friends. Like i saw oddest thing. And then they. They said oh. Yeah we've heard about that and from that moment for the rest of his life. Whenever he was walking around the woods he was like finding just jersey devils jersey devils. It honestly gives it a little more credence. That the fact that he hadn't heard of the story brian. I think because you know you hear the tale like that. It would just really feed into your imagination. And potentially you know your recollection of what you saw. Because you're a had to be this thing of of laura you know but still as there often is with things like there's there's a pretty reasonable explanation as to what he might have saw. That would have been very to him. And honestly if everyone which i think most of you do know my particular phobia would have scared the ever loving hell out of me. And that was a great horned owl one of the most terrifying of all birds Because it's neck you know can spin around like the exorcist. It just has these. Deep deep deep soul crushing is and a wingspan that can be like five feet wide And also they can grow up to diculeng large sizes. There are certain ones that have been known to get quite quite large. Yes yeah yeah and if you see what in these out in the wild or not familiar with the species. It's legitimately frightening. They also prey on snakes so that could account for that hissing noise. Joseph heard some of these bigger owls are also strong enough to pick up puppies and kittens. And they've got a very characteristic screech. The is blood-curdling if not expecting it. So that's his moment with the jersey devil. He became a cryptic hunter. Didn't we talk about a screech in the jersey devil episode and we traced it back to crane. I believe right the particular type of crane. That has a pretty other-worldly screech especially if there's like a group of them right. Yeah we had to. We had to put ourselves back in the in. The perspective of people lived at that time. 'cause it sounded silly when we played the clip. But we're like now imagine one hundred of them. So that's cool. He had a lot of careers in his life. King of spain scripted. Hunter society hub conventionally went back england's eighteen thirty six spent about a year. They're eighteen thirty seven then he comes back to the. Us for one last visit stays for a few years. Then he goes back to england. He rents a house in cavender square in london. In june of eighteen. Forty he has a stroke paralyzes the right side of his body and so he moves back to italy and this is where he reunites with his wife. Julie that said he hadn't seen him more than two decades as well as his brother he has a nother stroke in august of eighteen forty three and the next year july twenty eighth eighteen forty four passes away at the age of seventy seven. His houses sold you know and as as as relatively chill guy as the story makes nude out to be. It's still does really point out the Inequity in the gender systems of the tire the patriarchal system to the time not to get on a soapbox but the fact that he you know had been gone for twenty five years and then just kind of came back after having a stroke and then i presume his wife to served as his caretaker. You know just seems very dismissive. And diminishing of her role as a human being. Yeah i think you're right and and it's that's a tragedy all its own. His eldest grandson gets house gets point breeze. Joseph passes way he has these two huge packed auctions. And that's why even today you'll find a lot of people in the us who claim to have items that belonged once upon a time to joseph bonaparte net a lot of local museums to certainly possible. I mean definitely in the local museums but you know with giant steak. You imagine how much stuff i mean. We talked to a state sales for fun. This would have been absolutely a mammoth fail. Probably some good good deals to be had and there's one last new. I think we can end on. Its is poetic. And it's kinda sweet. It's a movie moment. The brothers bonaparte didn't get along all the time but the love was for the homeys was still there. There are two pieces of correspondence. That really drive this home in old europe for it i can do the one and maybe you can take us. Take us to the end of the episode. The very last word from napoleon himself. How's that sounds sounds good to me my friend right so okay. Joseph is telling julie after the disaster in spe right when he asked king and everybody hates the french and hates french king even more he tells his wife. In spite of the disagreements that have existed between the emperor and myself it is true to save my dear that he is still the man i love most in the world. I mean it. It seemed like there was never any falling out between the two bonaparte's brothers which is nice to hear this. The story ultimately decide from the look. I know so. Many people give us a hard time for like criticizing gender roles and things that were. Oh it was just of the time you know but i still. I just wanted to point that out. 'cause the guy did seem like a pretty decent person Aside from the womanizing and abandoning his wife for twenty five years. Yeah one hundred percent. But it's not like he left her destitute or anything she's clearly provided for and Lived a lovely life as well in her own. Right back there in europe and we're going to give napoleon the last word because he said something really sweet. It was very nice thing for desperate to say he said joseph though he is much talent and genius is too good man and too fond of amusement and literature to be a king. It is a nice thing ben but it's also kind of a dig a little bit very much very very much about thirty nice like you could tell. They like each other. I think and i liked the idea that maybe someone is. Just lay there. Inherent goodness makes them unqualified to be a king. And you know there might be something to that but that is a story for another day. Joseph lived quite a life. We never caught the jersey devil lutts. He had adventures. That many of us can only dream of. I really enjoyed those. Were no i know. We went long but it felt like one continuous narrative. What are you saying. I think it had to be Especially since we tease all the jersey. Devils stuff upfront. It would have been really annoying listening. Prepare right before the payoff. Honestly probably could've made it a two parter but then but we would have had to reframe the whole thing. And i'm completely happy with it as a one party. Yeah i enjoyed this one to ben It's a a lesser known kind of side player in history in largely. You know on his own he might have made more waves but since he was sort of in the shadow of his brother who wasn't exactly a short is people say he was kind of average height. Isn't that right ben. Yeah yeah like. I mentioned earlier with those sort of this smear campaign like the spanish juice drank a lot. He didn't really drink that much. And that's hours talking about. Napoleon's heights was widely misreported. It was just again pretty average for someone from where he's from in that well huge. Thanks to super producer. Casey peg graham guest producer. Max williams alex williams. They're kind of the polian. Joseph kinda situation themselves. 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448 - Napoleon Hill

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

1:35:31 hr | 9 months ago

448 - Napoleon Hill

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What other who'd Middle Name Napoleon as yeah we wanted to be a little prick I mean it's really a weird name in eighteen, eighty three. So his father James was a dentist you know in that dentist that's definitely. You mean tooth surgeon. Gum Murderer on the sign, he his dad dabbled in Moonshine. Sure Job When you're I think back then they called it aside dabble. That's right. So his mom Sara died when Oliver was just nine years old and his dad took a whole year to find a new lady and remarry. What would you guess the percentage of these start with a parent dying the first three sentences thirty five or or a kid I mean if you WanNa, get into a parent or a kid, and then I go if a kid or a parent dies is about fifty sixty More but. I figure it's like eighty gets very. All, right. So. So he married Martha and Martha kept Oliver on the quote straight and narrow. Okay. All quotes are from. This entire episode is based on Matt. Novak's American Hester. The American huckster on Paleo Future. Matt Novak is Great Writer I follow him on twitter also. So, Martha pushed him to get an education and she wanted to focus on writing. He was having a hard time after his mom died he. He called it a life of solitude frustration. So she is she pushing for this at like age ten. She's like come on. Yeah. Yeah. Well, she doesn't want to write a book she wants to write. She wants him to use his machination. So. He starts getting into trouble. By twelve carrying a revolver. Sure. Must Writers Armed at twelve? Yeah. It's a ninety ninety percent. A Hemingway thing. Yeah. It's either you have that and a pen. That's right. Martha then bought him a typewriter hoping he would go in the other direction and she told him quote if you become as good with a typewriter as you are with that gun, you may become rich and famous and known throughout the world. Okay. So what's becoming clear to me is that Martha has no idea how to parent. Because I think my own position like that is something. I could totally see my mother doing like finding pot in my bedroom and being like have you tried Pepsi. It just like get out of here like you have a gun. I mean I mean I'm not saying you should have a gun, but if you have a gun. Who's WHO's getting walked back by a typewriter mean look guns are far more fun than typewriters. You know what he should have done. It's just shot the typewriter. Let her know who's boss. Let her know it's up latter her know letter know who's bought. Typewriters have a lot of noise I gotta I was at. That moment I thought maybe a froze, but you didn't face. Sadness. I was reevaluating my life and the choices. Up but come on, let's let's talk off. Air I feel the same way. So all starts writing. He wrote for a small newsletter and then once in a while that the stories that were in there were get picked up and printed in Virginia newspapers. And he starts writing and more and more, and he's writing stories. So this worked. So she gave us okay. He's not a Gareth. He had a really big imagination. When there wasn't a lot going on and he didn't have true life stories to pick from, he would just start making stuff up. Interesting At fifteen, he got a young lady in the area pregnant. and. Demanded, he demanded that they get married. This is I mean I love when someone makes a bad decision Sunday. Like you just like you know what else it needs. Do you need to be married? It's like no, that will help. So. He gets married and advance. He's Back then that's not a crazy. Whatever it's not great. So but then after they get married just a little while after she, she confesses that the kids not his. Oh Shit. Wow. So. He gets the marriage annulled. And he he's still in high school and after high school. What's? What's the matter Oliver? Just stressed over my annulment. Nightmare. After high school after high school, he gets job working for a coal magnate. Rufus airs. Now. There are some biographies that have been written about all over the years. So every once in a while, I'll just say from biography, of Oliver. So, from a biography of Oliver, he quote compensated for his youth. And five foot six stature by adopting the appearance of a serious young executive, ramrod-straight posture impeccable double-breasted suits immaculately pressed white shirts, conservative bow ties and white handkerchiefs neatly posed in the breast pocket. Okay. So he just started dressing the part. is a tiny fancy guy. He's a tiny he started dressing in part. You're correct. It's amazing as middle names, the polio. So he starts. Writing Stories in which he he's writing stories about himself doing stuff and and in the story is he's always very incredibly honest and very trustworthy. And these are not. Writings of fiction these are. Okay. Sure. Sure. I'm not one to judge. Okay I've never judged anyone. So I'M NOT GONNA. Start. Now. Judged me on this show today. So. I'm going to ignore that nonsense. Airs is impressed with Oliver and he promotes him after six months to clerk in a coal mine in Richmond. Can. Then one day. A cashier at a local bank, which is owned by airs. Quote went on a bender one weekend. So the. Cashier. Is plowed and he takes his gun out. He's at a hotel. He takes his gun out. And the he drops and the gun goes off. And it. Shoots and kills a a black bellboy in the hotel. So all the Russia's over and. He says he interviewed the only eyewitness who was there Who set? That's what happened the gun. And then all goes to the bank because the guy was a cashier. which is weird move. So sorry. So the man is back at the bank on Monday like men did I have a hell of a weekend. killed now when I dropped no. No no oliver goes to the shooting. Okay. Here's what happened and then goes to the bank. Right. So it's an interesting. Move usually if there's a shooting, you don't go I got check the bank. Right. Okay And for some reason, the cashier left, the doors unlocked as well as the vault unlocked. All wrote that the bank was a mess inside quote the money scattered around as if a cyclone hit. Okay What's going on? So the bay I mean, are we just in the middle of like a banker meltdown worse than two thousand eight? Well he tells airs what went down but that no money was stolen. Wait. So Sorry. Sorry. Just three clear. Sorry. So Oliver goes to the bank. The bank is totally open. The vault is open. There's money all over the place and the bank is not there. The Bank of shot, the guy not. Right. So okay. So there's just no one at the bank. That's right. and. It's just and there's nobody there. Yeah. Okay so there's just okay I just want to make sure I'm very clear. There is open vaulted open bank. That's right. Okay. Gotcha. Thank you so much. Everything seems fine. So he he wires airs and he tells them what happened and that no money was stolen. and Oliver's offers would write quote. He faithfully counted the money, bounced the books and discovered that not a cent was missing. And then he made sure everybody knew he didn't take any money. And then airs was like man this guy's awesome. Any promoted him to be a manager of a coal mine and his operation. Okay. Because He. allegedly. Went into the bank balanced bad books I guess. which there's money all over the floor. And he just he reorganized it just. Had A montage at the Bank of fixing it. That's right. Now, The New York Times reviewed. BIOGRAPHY, which story was in and concluded Oliver had. A murder. And he he had told the corner it was accidental and he he paid for the bellboys burial. And then and he apparently did to a job promotion. Okay I been very baffled for a second, right okay. So he just again like you were sorting alluded to sort of alluded to earlier he just kind of inflates himself. Yeah and he and he He's doing his own benefit, right? Right? Right. He was like his way of getting a job promotion that was his way of showing that he was a good good guy. Good character employees, right. And he's only nineteen years old sure right? Of course not he's been an old twice. Oliver's biography then says he kicked around for a while doing different jobs but he actually. Married someone at this time. So he leaves that out of his biography and he married Edith Whitman on June seventeenth nineteen three. New Newspapers reported. He was married in Tazewell. They have a daughter in one, thousand, nine, five, the family moved to Alabama for a few months. Intel Oliver sent the family back to Virginia to live with the. down. So He's down in Alabama loan he he gets into the lumber business. And then in his spare time, he would just. Fuck sex workers. Quote, throughout the south. While so he just loved would. It's a hobby situation. Yeah right? Yeah. Of course. Yeah. I like to build and fuck. Marriages. It's. A bad marriage. At one point he went to Virginia took the daughter without the mom knowing. Left the daughter with his mom and then told his wife that she'd never see her daughter again. Well. There's I mean there's some flags emerging here. have. You. Ever I mean that's just A. Classic fight. So. That's a good tactic. Yeah I. Remember. You. I remember you told me a couple of times that you told heather that was missing and she'd never see him again just to get. Well I want. Yeah. I. Was like I wanted to go to a ball game and she was Kinda WanNa. Go to a ball game well, and then there was the other one where you told me she wouldn't let you order off the kids menu that's right and then so you said you went away for about a week and you look People are married. Don't get this. Marriage is hard as kids 'cause 'cause 'cause I'll say as an outsider who's never been married it just sounds crazy. No, it's hard work. It's just to put in the work. Yeah, I know and it just sorta seems it just sorta seems like this is outside of the work because it's like. You know you're sort of. Your insinuating that I just think that's so much stress and pain free you know no, it's the work of marriage. It's the kind of stuff that actually brings you closer. Right okay. Yeah. I guess I just again I've never been married so I don't want to. You don't know because like if I did that I was dating a girl who had a kid and I did that I think that would be bad. But but again, I've never dating is not the same it's different. It's it's different. It's different one hundred. I can't you eighty percent of our listeners, do fake kidnappings with their with their wives and Her husband's. Okay. Okay. So. He also on a January twenty, four, th ninety eight he wrote Edith, a letter quote. I am leaving the country where you'll never bother me. You can only communicate with me through my father and not unless he thinks best. He wasn't leaving the country that was that was sister letter he wrote to his wife. But also who I mean I know he's like nineteen. But like you know you have the appearance of Grownup, you know your letter big love you WanNa talk to me you've gotta go daddy has that for being a grown Got It's not great. He is nineteen, but this is even for a nineteen year old. This is not I would say knock raping an annulment. Yeah. So Edith. Somehow got the child actually files her doors on what she says. She says that he's violent. Full and win war. WHO Yeah. She they she goes. To Divorce Court, he doesn't show up. His friends and his coworkers calm and just describe how he's just having sex with sex workers down Alabama. That's still like to testify your honor. So she gets divorced granted. He didn't come because he was super busy because no, Dave, I believe I believe he did come. So so. He's got kind of Iraqi gone. So he's got this lumber business that he started with another guy. And he starts going around and getting lumber on credit from suppliers, and it's about twenty thousand dollars worth of lumber, and then he goes and he sells the lumber for any prices offered. So even if it's way below what he paid, he just sells it. But Davis he is he creating a lumber bubble? That's that was. Yeah. This kind of a lumber bubble he's making a level. Okay. So he he's not paying back any the suppliers. So he he's just he's basically just taking would from people and selling it and keeping the money right? He's like Robin would. That's right and the other lumber companies are just taking because no one's buying their lumber. Partner freaked out and and sells his shares and bales on the company. And then word. Gets out. That Oliver is committing. I guess lumber fraud. Is. Sure. Sure. It's called a lumber racket. And now every competing lumber man area wants a piece of Oliver. So in September goes on the run. And now newspapers is old partner was named Cree. So newspapers are reporting and they're calling the search the CREE Hill. Sensation. Okay I'm sure it was like, thank you including me in the headline. It sounds like a great band. Yeah. So. It really does. Arrest warrants go out the postal service starts investigating him for mail fraud. And he just fucking hit the road and he ends up in Washington D C. Start trying new name. He's got a whole new life story. He is going to play great in DC. You can do the. He's going to be the president. So he is now a car expert and a car salesman. Okay He starts going by his middle name. So now he's Napoleon Hill. Offer. Hill. And the Polian was not too far removed from this time, right? The POLIAN. Yeah. No, that's that's why he was named Napoleon. As. Is that. Weird. Depends what you're allegiances are you know a? Isn't it? Weird American well, if you don't like the English why not or if you don't you know what I mean. Yes Sure, but there's other like. How about John Wayne? That's the middle name. It's a really good middle name that racist old. Article get over it. The, natty humanitarian. So He He would later say this is the time. That he met Andrew Carnegie. Oh Shit here we kill. He met, he met Andrew in He said he'd been in in his New York mansion he went there and Carnegie invited him in. And Carney. Sat Him. And told him. His principles of achievement, his masters, her his mastermind. Carnegie told him his principles of achievement, his mastermind alliance, his alternate secrets to financial success. Okay and this is again, this is all from our boy Napoleon Hill. Yet. Okay. This polian version. So, then Carnegie, after he he tells them all who secrets of how his all of his. Trade secrets of how to a there's got to be a lot. Yeah. Yeah. So then he introduces Napoleon to all the most powerful rich guys in the country. So Napoleon could interview them to learn how they become successful. Is this for as he I I. Understand that we're potentially on a leap here but are we saying that this is because he's This has nothing to do with writing I mean he's a car guy. or He's this. Is the right. This is so he can learn. Okay. He just carnegie showing him the ropes. So he just again just very simply met up with our Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie was just like let me impart all the things that I've learned and why don't you meet everyone else who's rich and successful and pick their brains my little car friend. He's he's giving him the keys to the castle, the secrets. All of the skills. Okay. Okay. So so yeah, he's going to. He's going to introduce them to those powerful rich guys in the world who then he would interview. And discuss and Napoleon. Car. Sorry Carnegie told Napoleon Take Him twenty years to learn all the secrets? Of how to become a successful businessman. So it's a long term venture that he share. Now he's now really in it shares. So he travels the country and he goes around meeting people like Thomas Edison and Henry. Ford. K. Now. At one point in his book. The point said he asked Carnegie how people could control their wheel of fortune. Get Pets Age. Pretty Standard question as sure. How does one control their wheel of fortune? And Carnegie said quote first of all to control the wheel of Fortune One must understand master and apply the seventeen principles of achievement silence. These principles. And I might hear suggests that these if properly applied, we'll carry one a long way on the road toward success in any. Carnegie sounds just very. Very, good list listed seventeen things because that's what Carnegie did. He came up with a list seventy. Yeah. That's why we know the Carnegie Seventeen. So obviously none of this is true. Cuts Napoleon did he point did not make? He did not Carnegie. Washington DC go to work. He was just hiding in Washington DC. From Other people who wanted them. But in December, he joined the Automobile Club of Washington, and then a couple of months. Later, he started the Automobile College of Washington. And made himself. He made himself. Well Dave is he I understand that the ascension to president now does it matter and any sequence of? Experience but. Is Is it strange to immerse yourself in the world of cars for roughly two months and then decide that you can open car university? I mean, it's interesting. It's an interesting choice back then how rudimentary cars were but I imagine a couple of months you could learn how to party together. There were still people who knew more. Sure most. Okay. Okay. So so Napoleon Hill has started car university. That's right. He puts ads and papers saying that one could become an expert in assembling cars, six weeks and a graduate of his college could make up to two hundred, which is about five thousand dollars a week. Okay. Sounds. Pretty good. Sounds a little too good. So he started with two other partners but very quickly, the other partners bailed. That they're called part cartner in that business correct that's right. Thinking it turned out to not be so much of college. What happened was Napoleon had made a deal with the Carter Motor Corporation to build their cars. So students were actually look he's like Nathan, for Ewing this. So stint actually just unpaid laborers actually they're paying to be laborers to build cars For. S Four company that's then selling him and he's taking all the money. He's taking money from people from students to to learn how to build cars to build cars for him. Then he's taking and and getting money for the cars being built and the people getting these cars. Are you sure this is built properly a lot of these. The rear view mirrors in the engine, the tail pipes in the back seat, the Mufflers, the steering wheel looks our cars a car. Yeah. I mean it's really fucking crazy. You get pretty mad at me for a guy who hasn't really taught me how to do this yet I've just telling you. We have fucking deadlines on your diploma I want to help you. Reach you. This is like a dangerous minds but with cars nobody's going home tonight, we got fifteen cars to build what the fuck are you talking about? There's nine of us. Oh sorry. Did, not, want to learn how to build cars. Did you not come here to learn is sick classroom the I said to me when I met you why isn't that car done I'm trying to learn. Yeah. That's why you're a college. Yeah, we'll someone needs to teach me and stop yelling at me for not building cars fast enough. Isn't this a program? Okay. Every else want to listen to me right now. Over here Frank Frank has a D.. Now Learn D. For bad attitude for car building. For. Having a bad attitude about car building. Sorry Sir a lot of us are having a lot of us are having trouble building cars that does speak up for be rude but it just doesn't seem like we know what we're doing yet. At subway should teach us. Okay. So you you got the directions with the car right in the box there was directions. Yeah but it's like a causal little guy the guy was screwdriver. And the. Screw to us. But a lot of these screws look the exact same I, just saying I mean. Couldn't I do this at home I guess? Okay Bill has a D-. What? Those guys Frank Scott D. Who wants to third? Who Else? -Ther I'm having a fantastic time. This guy. This guy. You know who I want to call him I call him straight eight Jimmy and you know why strata Jimmy comes here and he builds cars and he shuts his mouth. My name is actually my name actually pat though. Strata Jimmy. Sheds got him out and he built cars. and. That's a really good student does the rest of you guys? Why don't you go to Complain College you know why you didn't go to Complain College because you already have a degree in that. That's why. Maybe. Somebody could teach us like it'd be a complaint university maybe someone teaches you how to complain. You know. But you don't just lose walk into a college and learn how to build a car you asshole. Frank. Yeah. I'm aware it's frank. Frank is an ex student here at the college in Washington. Well Dude I would ask for a ride home but it looks like you don't have any fucking clue how to build a car. So I'm out of here who's coming with me. I'm coming with you. It's me from before to. It. And the weird guy from before I was the second. What's your? What's your name you? Might the name that I have. I don't WanNa tell you anymore I think as a teacher you should know that. Now, and then I'm ready to go to. To be clear my name is pat that's for sure. I said that, and then you told me that I should leave or no. You that I was something Jimmy Strata Jimmy thought you wanted to let you wanted really good transcript but I guess not. Going, and get out of here I. Got I got an a class coming in tomorrow I don't you guys. Just, call the car just tell the car company the card. Companies. Don't worry about it. This is what do you mean don't worry about it. Teacher Talk. Are you making built cars for God deb. Company. I'm GonNa Teachers Lounge. Right now, I appreciate it if you guys took off and got tears room in this building. That's supposed to be in the lounge. Thank you, gentlemen. So. Maybe, the longest thing we've ever done. Now. So Napoleon meets. Florence Horner in one, thousand ten, she's in high school she's from a wealthy family. Remarks later. They get married Dokey the week after she gets out of high school. As, you're supposed to do boy not create move at all right. They don't make a Lotta graduation nuptial cards. A gentleman waits until this lady graduates before he marries yeah a week well, now that she's firm in the world of adulthood I think it's right if I take. So He's twenty seven. This is third marriage. And while Napoleon is on his honeymoon, his business partners and suppliers start bailing on him. The Washington Post. Reported One business partner was accusing Napoleon of stealing a car and wanting the college put into receivership. What is receivership meet? Bankruptcy okay. Yeah. Okay. So so the Carter the Carter car company then goes bankrupt in one, thousand, nine, twelve. and. The writer of the article is based on a Matt Novak. Think this could have something to do with the way. The cars are being built by people who don't know how to bill I don't think that's true. That's impossible. Just like every cars the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car. But the point is not shut down the college. Now, of course, he just changes the focus. So instead of teaching students, how to build cars there now taught how to sell them. Okay Are you. There is a car salesman college. Well now. What is Live here what is that like? I can't even imagine the negotiate the constant negotiation. It's really bad. Yeah. So I want you guys to get that in by Thursday at one PM sir. If I may I was thinking that it might make more sense if we were to maybe split that over three days, just three installments of giving you a little bit of each paper Sir I can actually do that and I can do that in two papers. I can do that over Wednesday and Thursday guys it's non-negotiable. I'm liking what I'm here. What's your credit like sir? It's fantastic. We'll do you mind if I. Run it. Now I'm not crazy about it coming to this office real quick. Let me she introduce you to Barbara. Hi. Thanks so much. They call me the closer I don't know why come on I'm the teacher this God damn school. So what we're looking for is to give you five different installments of getting this paper by Thursday five. You got just sit to someone else at one. No listen. This is what we're after. That's right now can I just get a credit card or some family history from you real quick. On April Eleventh Nineteen twelve. Motor World Magazine published an article about the Automobile College. It was titled Pointing the Easy Route to get rich quick land. Broke hit broke down the ways the college was The plan for students to make five k year was that the students were Kate we agents? They were just considered sales agent. So that's like that's how you can make five hills to actually sell cars. Right or you know I made a lot of money and make it a fake college. That's another route you guys can go. They also would get three bucks a head for every student new student they brought in. So the. Amway's yeah I mean yeah. I'm with the college. On. November Eleventh Nineteen Twelve and point in Florence had a baby. He was a baby boy. He was Daphne had no ears. Oh my God. You could've gone in just that. You could have gone with the first one would have assumed. From Napoleon's official biography quote in the years to come despite intense fighting with both family and schoolteachers Napoleon would never allow the boy to learn sign language. He was determined to singlehandedly teaches deaf son to speak and even to hear see now, that's what happens when you're able to open a bullshit car college where eventually you're teaching car salesmanship you just believe too much and you should you have every right to believe that you walk on water but the idea that you're going to like. Essentially obviously removes the child's ability to communicate completely, which is cool. So cool. Dad Check. So my boys going to have the biggest ears this town's ever seen that right son. Baby steps. The automobile college and its doors in one, thousand, nine hundred, and soon after Napoleon decided he wanted more in Chicago is the place to go. So Florence's family actually got him work at Lasalle Extension University through a connection, and after arriving, he quickly prenup stationary stationary quote Napoleon Hill Attorney at law. Twenty seven fifteen Michigan Avenue Chicago now he's obviously never going to law school sure he has no legal experience, right but he was just like this. I'm here might as well do this. Yeah. But Davey had letterhead and a lot of ways isn't that everything So. Is it just the beginning of a bunch of nonsense? He buys a candy store with some other people that falls apart he opens the George Washington. Institute which is a college to teach students in the principles of success and self-confidence. He's the guy he's one hundred percent the guy. He is one hundred percent the guy teach self confidence. He was soon accused of fraud though. Nineteen. Yeah I know in nineteen seventeen, he told the newspaper he was going to sue a railroad because lighting in passenger cars was harming his eyesight. Quote. I haven't using the IC train less than two months yet been compelled US glasses for the first time in my life. So this is the sort of person who wants into a walgreens without a mask and wants to fight right. Yes exactly sort of person I know you don't understand. I am unable I get corona from the mask like I. Literally have a doctor who says that I will get corona if I wear a mask. So. Investigators looked into the George Washington. Institute Institute for Selling Bullshit stock it turns out he had way overvalued the school when he starts selling or giving out stock and so arrest warrants are issued for him and basically he said the schools wrote one hundred grand but it's only worth twelve hundred. So, it's a big difference difference bit of a difference. So nothing he's arrested. Sorry. Arrest warrants issued form nothing is known about the result of charges or if you had to pay back the students or just a lot of cases that happen here where. He's arrested and then it just kind of drifts away. Florence has their kid in October, and this is when Napoleon would later report that president. Woodrow. Wilson came to him to ask for help with World War One. Okay wait and. I mean I. Know It's bullshit but even in his bullshit, it's based on what that he's. Just in. Get stuff. He runs the college goods. Sure. Yeah okay. Wilson offered to pay him a lot of money but Napoleon refuse any payment who was. This. Guy Does he's not after money. This is not a guy who after this, he doesn't do this for cash. To be honest, it's a little offensive that President Woodrow Wilson would even try to give money I mean this is a man whose heart bleeds red white and blue I mean the the the pulse in his vein is that of the Star spangled banner I mean he is he is patriotism personified. So. Now. What is Wilson want? What is he doing? Well, we don't really know sure we know that he wanted Napoleon involved in his administration so and again went winners like winners. That's right. So the point. said, he made propaganda for Wilson to fire Americans working to make. Weapons for the war. and. And then he was there. In the Oval Office the day when President Wilson got word that the Germans were surrendering. The Germans, a sprinting Napoleon. What's a good battle plan? So? What else president of the United States of America. Then asked appointed for some tips on what to put in the terms and World War One and the polling told him quote I would ask whether the request for an armistice has band made on behalf of the people or the German warlords and President Wilson said quote of course. Of course, Bingo there we go. Why not also just. Tell a bunch of guys that they're just going to go to soldier camp and then drop them off in the war. Obviously. None of this happened what? Key came up with it for future biography. Now, the problem with this account is that Napoleon had already written about what he did on Armistice Day. In in something called Napoleon's hills magazine. Quality he's gotTa be careful. Like most other people I became as drunk with enthusiasm and joy that day as any man ever did on wine I was practically penniless but I was happy to know that the slaughter is over and the reason about. To spread its. beneficient wings over the Earth once more. Well right. So I like, this can be two places. Yep. And Nine hundred eighteen appoints started hills golden rule magazine he got he got involved in a stock selling scheme for an oil company that was owned by Texas couple. So he was almost like a time traveling Lenny dykstra. It feels like. So he would. He would put ads in his magazine to boost their stock and get people to buy their stock and this legend a bowling being charged with fraudulent advertising. Turns out. He'd started a bunch of magazines over the years and he used them to get word out about whatever he wanted shouldn't have given him that typewriter. Let them stick. So he's done. He's like a due to start at a bunch of blocks. Much twitter accounts right or no he start exactly. Yeah. He starts a ton of profiles yeah yeah. And then he talks and then he writes himself and he's like dude, everything you're doing is unbelievable and he's like thanks man but I don't do it for the accolades. On someone's like both people. Now, the Golden Rule of Golden Rule magazine was something. He was always gonNA preach. Loosely version of it. It's a Karma type thing where if you help others good stuff comes back to you a lot of times I step money. Sure. And that's that's the code that's the code he's lived by. The point soon realized he could get his name in the press by giving awards for the Golden Rule. Golden rule metal the golden rule. Award. Churn in nineteen, twenty, two, he gave a golden metal golden rule metal to a chiropractor who Just beat out. Woodrow Wilson. After After one hundred fifty, thousand magazine subscribers voted. So, but that's pretty common. There's one hundred and fifty thousand. Magazine subscribers around the country, and there's some names on there, but they choose a local chiropractor over the president of the United States. Yeah sure. and Dave was the chiropractor close to impract- symmetry to wear Napoleon was yes he was in the same. Same thing Oh that's interesting. That's interesting because I wouldn't have guessed that. So I mean and for a chiropractor that has to be really exciting. Here you are a chiropractor and you've beaten out the president I mean. Big Huge Yeah Yeah. You could almost like frame that and put it up in your office and tell. Yeah I mean I mean but again, I guess nobody's going to need that. No I don't think so. So press fell for it and ran with the story. It was operated all over the US. there. Are pictures of Napoleon. Handing out the golden rule awards that keep happening over and over again. In one thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, nine, point nine in another Shit Willy Wonka Yes. In nineteen twenty two point another man started the intra. Wall correspondence school. So it's a charity. Sharon shirt. It's it's to educate prisoners in Ohio prison to help them live a decent life when they get out. Right of course. He also pushed to get one specific. Ohio Ohio inmate released. He was a check forger and it worked and the inmate got out and then quickly began running the charity. Turns out the charity was the forgers idea. Pal Okay. But it's weird I. Mean it is. It's. It's curious for that to be your first higher. Oh, by the way, can we get that forgery guy that you have locked for forgery? I wanted to be involved in my business. So I mean Napoleon's runs with in late nineteen twenty, the articles were written about Napoleon, his debts and all the people who are trying to find him. Using the charity to fill his pockets was covering in the articles. At the time he was touring the country seeking charity donations. Novak wrote quote his constant movement around the country was not necessarily out of Wanderlust, of course, but rather to stay one step ahead of the law write. An article about him bilking churches and even getting kids to pitch in was written. Wow this but he? Like he's learned no lessons. So there's no bottom. There's no listen learn, and then I mean he's going to church is getting a thousand dollars to the church and then just living off it. Right Like it's just free money. Yeah. I I'd rather look at it like God's money. If that's okay because he needs. That's right. He does because it's a guy, it's a guy he lives. But right. So. He's doing this all of the country another article covered how the prison had not received a penny. and. So and that comes out Napoleon. Then says it's not me the warden and the prison chaplain are corrupt. And he also blamed it on the check forger. Just, who's running it in Ohio and the Czech forager is set back to jail no allegiance alliance in any way. Bus Tossing little warmonger. So. Now. He's also this whole time he's he's he's doing the interviews that Carnegie set up. and. He says these are ongoing. There's no evidence that any art interview ever happened except there's one photo of Napoleon with Thomas Edison. Oh okay, we heard in Edison is Edison's looking at the camera and. The point is turned sideways looking at exit. So like they were having a good conversation like mid mid. Natural. Chat. It looks like it looks like they were talking for a second and then someone yelled. Hey Edison and isn't turned and looked, and then someone's not. I can I relate it to a Vonda whenever she goes to any head of state thing is like, Hey, can I be in the picture while I pretend to talk we're pretending to tonal watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon watermelon by Angela Merkel Watermelon Justin Trudeau watermelon watermelon. In December nineteen twenty-three, these specialties, salesman magazine learned how the photo would happened. Well sent a press. Hill sent a press agent over to announce that Mr Hill. One of the leading magazine writers wish to attend the Edison Convention of dealers. Of course, he was he allowed because he was a magazine writer. And then when he's there, he asked me Edison deposed with him a request. He could hardly refuse at that point. He handed Edison a golden rule metal and quote Edison return the metal without comment. Finally how you're supposed to react. Mr Edison, I know you've won many things have had more patents granted than anyone in history but Here's your golden diploma from the School of course cock. Now had a photo that he could use. He sends it out with. With that is like. GonNa prove anything. As you can see clearly, I met with Carnegie and I'm on the investigative path of Seventeen like-minded geniuses. Here's a picture of being exit. He built the whole story around it and he would send it out with the the leading line the to. The lead to of America's most famous men so How much would he of crushed instagram? Oh I mean this dude would have slaughtered instagram. Oh, he's fat Ju- all the way he's. Perfect. Yeah. Yeah. Just steals and Fox people over ten just is like in places where it's like I like where I am. Yeah. Big Hashtag. Right guests. So he had no other photos, a proof of any other men that he met because he said, they were all burn fire. Yes. I understand they burned in the great fire of Bullshit. And my girlfriend is in Canada I tell you, I have a girlfriend in Canada. She's great. I've been in her come on look at the letters. It's not me writing left-handed. So the nine hundred, twenty, eight, appoint tracks down publisher Andrew Helton now Pelton published self help books from the New Thought Movement, which is what Napoleon was part of. The main idea of the new thought movement was that quote ideas and thoughts have direct and material actions upon the world. Shurmur. So thoughts have meaning I guess is the way you could turn your thoughts into. Words. Using your mind you could become successful. Right I like how this was not a known fact. So. Potent said he would publish the book. Okay Law of success was released into the world. It contained all the interviews with famous Man Napoleon had conducted. He's got all this stuff about how he hangs out and talks is great man and then and then how he did it and how they did it and it's just all wrapped up in this. This sort of? Theory of you can make what you want. Look at me I made it all I. Mean I made it I made it. So it sells. Royalty money starts coming in and then it really starts coming in one, thousand, nine, hundred, and nine. He starts making around thirty, five, thousand a month in today's. He buys a Rolls Royce a huge house was six hundred acres in the catskills. He's spending more money than his royalties well, in one thousand, nine, twenty nine is a great time to be on a spencer. That's right. He bought an estate with a bunch of other investors with the idea that they would turn it into the quote. Worlds First University sized success school. The what what I mean it it's like it is true. The more words the harder to track but I still know there's no substance. What is the what is this nonsense called? So Great. World's? First. University. Sized. Success School. So. It's. That's right. Okay We're other institutions like excuse me that feels like infringing upon what we do know what we're going to breed success. We do that. We're harbor we do. Know this is I understand but this is different. We're going to preach it and we want people to have a success. We don't say it but that's exactly you don't say it. That's the thing you don't say it. You don't say it, but we said it It's weird how Harvard's full of all these smart people and yet you guys didn't say it. And Gosh I, did say it. So Gosh. What does that make me I guess that makes me smarter than Harvard doesn't it because I set it stupid. By the way I just wanted to give you A. Golden rule diploma. This one, hundred percent bouillon. Thank you. This is one hundred percent but what we call. Bendable Boulia. So new product working on. A way to make Bouillon bendable and we figured out a way to make silver in two water parks. So Oh yeah that's what we're doing. I know Harvard does a lot of cool stuff to. We've got a lot of stuff cooking here. We made the cake. Flies doesn't sound like a successful. This sort of stuff that again Harvard I'm not asking you decor idea but it sounds like you're just not willing to keep up. I, mean, do you guys even have floating toilets? No I if if someone dies on your campus, they did forever. Yeah? Yeah. Okay. So that's again another difference. We don't have that at our school. If someone passes away at our school, we've just bring them back to life. So we're we're shutting down Harvard concerned this conversation. it's interesting. Nobody likes a quitter. Well. If you're not doing anything, you come over to my school and learn how to note an actual university. Yeah. Good. Thanks. We have dolphin man and we also now have no we do. We do and where the first school that has made fingernails four police cars. Now they have nail fingernail human fingernails on them. So it's easier to get into places at barricades and whatnot, but anyway love what you guys are doing so. All right see later Oh, I got to have a little something for you my pocket. It's my middle finger. Yes. I also invented that the other day when I was just sitting around I decided a new thing. I want to do is tell people have one more thing to show up my middle finger and? Look. I did face. All right. It's a Ta I stole a bunch of pencils by. So, Francis the boys To the university and so Napoleon goes on tour. Of course accents and then Wall Street crashes. Great Depression comes. A few months later, the house weird how the stock market used to reflect the economy. That's strange thing. A few months later, the house is in foreclosure Florence moves back to West Virginia and Napoleon has an office in New York, and he stays there working on his next book, which is called the magic ladder to success. Oh God. And that comes out his biography. His biographers called it quote still born. Hopefully. Term, for book now inside I've never heard it. So. Then the point is, is to get into movies he tried. Here's an idea he wants to get high school kids to come up with a way to adapt the law of success into film. Right, he's looking for a free crew. Well what he wants is actually to all these kids to compete for. The prize. Of. Whoever has the best idea? But what it really is is trying to figure out a way to get all the kids to buys book. Oh Wow. Even weirder honestly like what are weird little. Yes. He ends up producing a Mormon movie and when the more movie production heat weight is he's still born again. When the movies in production, the investors were asking for the production company to put into receivership. So shooting it people like shut it down. Right. Yeah Manichean this film. This film is about climbing the ladder to success in some way. Not, all more pure. Climbing the ladder to God? Okay. And it's a huge Utah but nowhere else obviously. So, he goes back to he starts doing different magazines and finding people to invest going from city to city doing scheme after scheme. Now. Later, he claimed this is when FDR asked him to. Help get Americans. More confident about the economy again. Sure. He's the guy. Yeah. Well, I mean Wilson Prior recommended him. Now, this is weird because Napoleon is actually a huge conservative, but he said his ideas made their way to empty into FDR's new deal. Sure sh SH. And he also said he came up with the phrase we have nothing to fear but fear itself Oh my God, this guy and by the way that. I mean I just I said it and someone wrote it down I. don't even remember really saying it but I definitely set up. And in a way Dave? He's lived his life by that might. Come up with. That's right. So nineteen thirty, five Florence had finally had it and she filed for divorce. He still goes out and he's doing touring and speaking, and the next year he speaking in Knoxville, and after words Rosa Lee Beland introduced herself to him. They chatted and then they agreed to meet again the next day and Rosalie describes the magic quote when I arrived, he met me at the elevator escorted me to study and without inviting me to be seated started immediately to tell me his story. We talked for more than five hours. We compared notes in spoke very plainly and frankly before I left. We were engaged. Oh. My God. What the fuck? Honest Guide. This is the guy to open a car selling university. Really is she was like so if I just pay who fifteen a month and down payment, then I can be with you for the rest of my life. Wow Is this your new girl I'm Lee Singer. So. They do a pre nup and the idea was to protect the royalty money from people. He had swindled over the years and Florence so he in the pre-nup signs over all of his book royalties to Rosalie. Okay. They get married very quickly and together they start working on his next book. which would be called think and grow rich. They have no money. So they go to New York has you read his book? All his books. So they have no money. So they go to live with one of his sons the only son who will talk to Blair and his wife who live in Hell's kitchen in New York. Okay. But while there he's verbally abusive to his daughter-in-law so. If you're in Hell's kitchen, you're supposed to be verbally abusive I agree. It's the premise of the show. So she leaves and goes back to West Virginia, and then a few days later, Blair follows her down there. But before Blair goes, he loans his dad three hundred dollars. Okay So, Napoleon and Rosa Lee are now free to work. Money to get by without the annoying couple who actually lives in the apartment bothering them right. Great. Perfect. So. She's really good at organizing his thoughts and stuff into a book form. And then health in publishes it in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, seven now people it's the middle of depression people are really hurting. And here comes this book telling them. They can get rich using just their thoughts. Probably pretty enticing. Yeah books huge success people wanted a way out of their desperate state during the Great Depression. And he's saying it would just take positive thinking visualization and hard work. And that's it. Good. Luck everybody. So. He's making money again because the real the's he start spending money again, he's buying fancy cars expensive clothes. He buys a huge Florida estate. Rosa's buying clothes jewelry. They have a staff at the house they're spending again money faster than it comes right? and. then. Together a taste of WHO Rosa Leah's out of nowhere she sends a letter to Blair. Taunting him. Detailing the rich life they're living. And then Blair responds and demands us three hundred dollars and no one replied. It's called family. Yeah. That's how you're supposed to do it. That's how that's a good. That's a good dad. Now I'm going out for cigarettes. By one, thousand, nine, hundred, nine, they're broke creditors sniffing around. She's writing a book on her own called, how to attract men and money. While, Napoleon Tours. I can you ban someone from writing a book? It is time it is one hundred percent time. To get attention. To rekindle. Book Sales. They make an announcement. They say they're going to adopt fifteen children. And would raise them without the terrible parenting that was currently plaguing America. God No. This is this is this is this is terrible. I mean. This is like this is like Tiger King Shit. Tiger King I can't watch stuff like that. Dave you really if you like watching animals beat tortured it as good. Actually Watch I don't. You should bring my book. So. The Kansas City Star was given an interview and The Star said, basically, they had a housekeeper with a young daughter Jean. and. Jean. Wasn't getting quote a proper upbringing so they took her in. Then after that they decided let's keep doing this and that they that's how they came up the idea to adopt fifteen kids between two and five years old Oh God. What? What is like? What if you were? If you were to paint a nightmare for me I think you just did it. Like. Even in the world of bullshit. Pick another. Angle. Yeah. So. Besides gene, they're all supposed to be orphans but. The one rule is that they could not have been living in an orphanage. That is going to make it. Okay what? What are you? Are you just like flipping over boxes on the street? It's free range babies. Right exactly. Know they're free range you can eat their eggs. So. So the plan is basically to. Get Okay. So obviously, they're looking for more polished children. While they really just want attention, they never follow through. There's usually telling this story out there, and of course, everybody reads it. They're just want people to remember that there to celebrate. Okay right since. James B. Shaffer. Born in eighteen, thirty, six in. Michigan and he moved to New York around nineteen. Thirty. And then he founded the Royal Fraternity of the Master Meta physicians. which is also part of the new thought movement. Okay great name. Yeah. What is the New Thought Movement? So the basic idea was the mind could change. If you could imagine it. It could become real. God. So We just written a secret thirty five times. By the Mid Nineteen Thirties Schaffer had a huge following and was packing Carnegie Hall every Sunday morning. He had her on ten thousand followers. Wow. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, eight, the cult bought a hundred room mansion on Long Island which that got a lot of attention. But people didn't seem that freaked out because they're really not harmful. Then, nine, hundred, thirty, nine, the cult announced they wanted to raise and immortal. All Right? I'm good. I. Think. I think we've found our moment so. So, they're just gonNA live the plot ghostbusters to essentially. They unofficially. Adopted a baby girl who was five months old out this poor poor child they're just gonNa Dalai Lama. This gets a Shitload of national tension. This lie. Dave. What about this is huge. We raise the morale. It's a five month old. She's a charge now. They plan to raise the girl with a vegetarian diet and only positive thoughts which would turn her immortal. About. Mom. That's. Possible that can help. Basically the way this was anyone could actually become immortal if they just thought hard enough, but they were going to start with the baby and work from there, we'll just to be safe making a lock. Not this out there a writer Ejei Khan junior went to the colts mansion in Nineteen Forty and spent twenty four hours there to write an article for the New Yorker. He wrote that thinking get rich was one of their main. Texts quote the most revered tax which was written by a member named Napoleon, Hill and many manifestations regard as gospel. The book is actually called think and grow rich, but they got it wrong and then. You got. That was it I don't remember. He reported Sheffer went to the nineteen thirty nine forty world's fair in New York and demanded officials dig up the Westinghouse time capsule. So he could put a paper of baby Jesus. Sorry. Baby genes footprints in. This had to be done because baby gene would be the only humid alive when it was opened in sixty nine forty. Well I mean that part might be true. That yeah. That's hard to argue with a yeah. That's a mean that dates way off. I did did they made twenty ninety? Sixty, nine, four, I mean they're they're pretty on the day. Okay I'm pretty sure. Okay. Shaefer also film baby gene with a movie camera while the reporter watched and they had the baby in the baby's crib posing with a copy of think and grow rich. My God. It's a baby like the book just be called. Or grow or Grow. Shaver Schafer's a guy who believed what he was saying, but he was also super into money and women within the Colt. There is a secret society named the storks. God I don't even want WanNa fucking. No. Co Well, then a call. The storks took care of young unmarried women and their babies A. Local archivist in the area quote for an extra five hundred and you had to be male and you had to wear a diaper pin on your lapel, what you could make lights and full diapers for unwed mothers. I don't even want to say what? Well he sort of made a diaper party situation within. He made a diaper department. And there's a diaper department who? Have Special Lapel Pin You had to pay. and. And you pay you pay five hundred or you get five. Hundred to go change diapers. Yeah. You you become a diaper boy for five hundred dollars. There's something more nefarious. There must be. What's. The Angle. The angle is it's fucking hot. Oh my God look at that. Boy Really had to go he's eating a lot of carrots. All right. All right. Well, I paid for this. So cool to see. I mean, that would be like nine nine thousand dollars today is about what that is to hang out and. Put diapers on. Full diapers. Anyway those are the storks so Those guys are this. Killing children. Now, the cult also ran schemes. Shaffer sold stock options between one hundred and four hundred rich people who came seeking some life secret would have valuables go missing while they were there weird one woman one woman had to rings worth five, thousand go missing and she told, Shaffer and he said quote nothing is lost in the infinite you can think back in your experience. Oh thank God. So now, Napoleon and Roselli's marriages collapsing. He's never home. She thought he was cheating and hired a private investigator. Now soon after book how to attract money and men was published she hired a divorce lawyer. And the Pi confirmed it. While he was traveling she sold everything they owned in so. Now. Napoleon has nothing again. Okay. She then went and married the divorce lawyer Oh good Lord that guy was like and. Also if you WANNA come over later, we can kind of get over some of the finer detail points I really just WanNa. I know how hard it is right now. I'm and some really really small shorts I. think that's probably shorts oh gosh. Divorce I call them divorce shorts. That's what I call but yeah. I I mean I would love to come over but I just I'm so raw emotionally got a i. got a big Tub. It's called the worst tablets where you can relax your divorce. This is purely just you getting me through my divorce. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. No this is actually what divorce it would seem predatory otherwise no, no no. This is completely one hundred percent. What divorce lawyer is part of our job I've never been divorced before so I can't. Massage is. A massage tubs hot tubs I didn't know the top was hot. Take off your clothes just whatever whatever take off take off your. Okay. So yeah every interest if I if I go to another attorney, this is the same. This divorce is going to happen with any any divorce attorney this standard. Florida. Okay. Well, I'll get you the retainer money for the hot tub. Okay great great great. Just. Some of the phrasing seems SORTA. Legal. Jargon legal it's Charles Jargon. That make sense. Okay. All right. Well, everything feels like it's on the up and up here. YEP JUST GONNA. Motorboat your titties. Legally speaking. Yes. Okay, because otherwise what but. Know I wouldn't just say that if I wasn't your attorney I would never say that, right? Okay. All right. Well, good I get I get a bad feeling. So I'll be I'll see you later. Bye later say about by. ALP. Nervous. Because of you I'm not I'm Jay I'm freaked out over the whole thing it's just a lot. Can Be, hard, dad's so it's very confusing. Okay. Thank you so much. Bye. Weird by. So. So the point. With no money and nothing, he decides what to do. So he goes to Florence's house and asks is ex wife for money. Oh Jesus, Christ look we're not getting back together. Tried to climb the money ladder. I. Don't need money. Give it to me. She's watched him get rich from afar, right? Now, he's A. May. So. You came back to give us some money finally money. So for some reason, she didn't give it to him might have been because he took three hundred from Blair but anyway whatever. And Nineteen, forty, one, the mother of Baby Jean said she had been coerced into giving up her baby and she wanted her baby back and she went to the press. So now the two year old immortal. Had to be returned to its mother. Dave shall lose Oliver Goddamn powers forty-one. She's going to all the powers her magic immortals have power I. Think once you're immortal you're mortal I don't think reverses well I. Guess The question is at what age is immortalize. conceived. True. It's a good question. See. Now, a lot of people would think removing. Two year old while in the state of immortality. is taking a life that's why I'm fro- immortal. I am right I'm pro immortal I. believe that I believe that immoral I believe that immortality starts at the conception. Of. The idea of immortality that's right and I believe anything besides a lot of people. A lot of these wing lunatics thinks that immortality doesn't set until about ten or eleven years old. But no. That's not what's in the Bible it does not. Know it in the Bible. It clearly states what I'm saying I don't even need to reveal the passage. WHAT'S THE PASSAGE Exactly. So. The baby coming to the cult in the first place was sort of the end of the cold. It kind of freaked out a lot of members share. We have a baby. So No. Let's all I. Don't know fuck it. I. Don't know who's got milk. What's going on here? Even shapers strongest followers that point where like I don't know we just jumping. The money had already started driving out up. Turns Napoleon Schaffer had actually known each other for quite a while. Napoleon had come to him in December nineteen, thirty nine. He wanted to go in on buying psychology magazine for two point five, thousand each. So Schafer then turn to a rich cult member for the money. And three years later in nineteen forty to the rich cult member realized that she had been swindled. And she charged Shafer with Grand Larceny. And of course, and they looked into it, it turns out the tune-ups shaper just kept the money and not bought the magazine and he ended up pleading guilty. Okay. He was given a five year sentence. The judge called him quote a thief a next clansman. Zone organization a spiritual faker, a religious hypocrite who's been a loose Prang on misguided women for too long. That's I. Meant that felt like a five year sentence. But it's interesting. So. They both have the same idea. So I the point had the I'll I'll just get kids idea and then shaffer does it. They're both named gene might clearly they were just working together on this whole thing. Yeah. They just went solo from. Napoleon moved to South Carolina and fell in love with. Sorry and fell in. The Poli- Napoleon moved to South Carolina and fell in with a guy who was still really angry about losing the civil war. He Ran Presbyterian college so if he ran into every guy. He met his next wife, Anne Lou Norman and then he published another book called Mental Dynamite. Finally finally it's getting weird. Push it. Mental. Dynamite also failed, but he did say Gandhi had ordered copies of it. And that Gandhi hired investigators to watch him and find out if he was the real deal because the book was going to be distributed all across India. That at. At some point, you do get a little. Worried, that. You know maybe there's some psychosis like maybe. Like A it's it's still all genuinely like he's just out doing himself. Really. I. Don't think they're psychosis I. Just think he is a world class bullshitter maybe there's some narcissistic shit going on. Yeah. But I'm saying like he does he's not like Gandhi but I, don't think keeps lease it. Okay. Yeah it's just to push his. Shit right. So he moved to California, he has a radio show. He kicks try and more schemes. One point hooked up with the Richard Sherman guy in nineteen, fifty two. And then Donald Trump's former pastor nor Vincent Appeal published his popular book, the power of positive thinking. And he credit and credited Napoleon and the insurance guy with helping him, write it Oh my God. It's funny. I. Mean It's not funny. It's terrible but it is like the whole. All you can keep thinking is like in today's world this guy would one hundred percent government and be doing pretty well. Those him in the insurance guys started a fake charity and they started a new magazine called. Excess. Unlimited. Poland he tried to take it outside the US. It goes Australia New Zealand other countries. It's not really catching on. We'll surely Gandhi wanted to distribute it. That's right. You would think. So I mean he hired the Pi's Yeah So Shaffer. Got Out of the president tried to his followers back by lecturing and writing but just not happening. And in nineteen fifty, five Schaeffer and his wife found dead in their car in. New York it was a double suicide. It's crazy. The journalist to read this article this is based. This podcast is based on. Matt, Novak filed a Freedom of Information Act request for files on Shafer on December twenty, nine, th two, thousand, fourteen. And, then he gets a letter. Stating all records relating to the request were destroyed on December twenty ninth two thousand. So. They. Felt the need to. Once. I mean I. Guess That's how you man. That's how you say no to using the freedom of Information Act. Yeah. There's not anymore but when was it destroyed? Yes. Second you ask we burned it. So there's nothing. That's how the NFL has handled spy gate. Everyone's like where's the tapes like we burned them? It's like what it's like Jari. Sorry we've fucked up now what are you GonNa do look clearly the FBI whoever the fuck it is knows how to make immortals that's what this is. That's what this means. That would be terrible. In Nine Nineteen Sixty Napoleon published a new book written with his Insurance Buddy called success through a positive mental attitude Soon after split from the insurance guy and tried to sell the science. Of Success, course by licensing them for other people to teach. But mostly he just really struggled to get by. He died in Greenville South Carolina on November eighth in one, thousand, nine, hundred seventy, and then his wife had to fight with a charity. He had set up the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Over control of his estate. Wow. So even when he's gone like. Like, his estate is just like now we're still we're working on a scheme I mean he set up at gripped and then the. Set it up with their like Oh. That's fuck. This woman whatever like just right. Right. They've learned back. Novak Foundation Managers Were Building The supposedly nonprofit organization out of money and had squeezed hill out after Napoleon dive. So the legal battles with that and and the wife that organization the wife would go on until the eighty S. Napoleon Hill still has followers and most believe he was just a self help guy. So Matt Matt Novak quote moderators are probably familiar with the two thousand and six sensation the secret. But the concepts in that book where essentially plagiarized from Napoleon Hill's nineteen, thirty, seven loss is same show Rick Sanchez same ship. which he has reportedly sold over fifteen million copies to. Date. So the the only source of this is the untold story of Napoleon Hill, the greatest self-help scammer of all time on Paleo future which I think is on Gizmodo I can't but. Written by Matt Novak. You can also follow him on twitter. He's a good writer over a few of US thinks. 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How to Unlock The Power of Thought

The Unstoppable Woman®

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How to Unlock The Power of Thought

"But if you don't know how to choose your thinking how to choose your thoughts how to respond to the circumstances that you experience by choosing how you want to think then you will be a reactive. Human being and i would say ninety nine point. Nine percent of the people out there are simply reactively. Welcome to them. Stoppable woman podcast. I'm your host amirah alvarez and i am super excited that you are here if you are a loyal listener thank you so much for coming back and listening again and again. We love our listeners. And if it's your first time here. I hope you are engaged with the material and you come back again and again to keep learning and listening to additional podcast episode. So let's get started today. I'm bringing to you one sentence. One particular sentence from napoleon hill's great book the classic thinking roerich. This book has made more millionaires than any other book. Out there. there are so many self-development books out there now. So many books on leadership on business on how to grow a business now. We are inundated by information. In quite frankly i keep going back to this book even though i go and build my my repertoire of knowledge studying other people in different thinkers even different philosophers from contemporary dana engine in the path. This book is so clear about how to create what you want. Whether that's in business or in your personal life then. I keep going back to it again and again and again and i suggest that you do as well today. I want to bring to you the first sentence in this book the very first sentence in chapter one of thinking grow rich. It says truly thoughts are things and powerful things at that when they are mixed with definitive -ness of purpose persistence and a burning desire for their translation into riches or other material objects. This is what we're going to be talking about today. How our thoughts things now. He put quotes around those. That thoughts are things because of course thoughts are thoughts. They're not things that are not things we can touch. Can't see your thinking you can't touch you're thinking can't taste you're thinking right you can't new you can't smell your thinking okay but you know that you think you are aware that you think new know that you have thoughts and those thoughts do become things through the law perpetual transmutation of energy. We're going to dive into that today. Because this law is so critical to understand what hill is saying here. Is that what you think about and hold in your heart get emotionally invested in eventually comes out through the actions you take as a result and that result is a thing you have made manifest you have created something from nothing nothing is not actually an accurate term because your thoughts are not nothing they are something to but they are not materialized they are non form ether if you will they are not substance that you can interact with with your senses and yet you are aware that you think and you have the power to think and you have the power to choose what you think and if you choose wisely what you think about become made manifest in your life. It's the law now. Many people talk about this in a very woo. Kind of way. I wanna give you very practical application of it practical understanding of it a practical way of using it. Okay but i. You need to understand how it works. How it works. So the law of perpetual transmutation of energy says that the energy is always moving through you. And as you and it will take form of your thinking. And it will transmute which is a fancy word for transform or change form from non form into form. Everything is moving into form and then back out a form again and again and again. This is a natural law. The universe think of a tree the seed grows it becomes a tree the leaves drop from the tree and they compost in the the ground that compost turns into pete that pete turns into energy. You're gonna use it to heat your stove. Then that heat is led off energy and it becomes non form right. And it's a whole cycle of this. Okay it or you could. If you don't understand the pete analogy those leaves dropping compost and they fertilize the next seed. That comes up and grows. Nothing is ever lost or created. Everything that's ever been here is here now just in a different form and it's constantly cycling through form an out of form so water is an even simpler example of this water when he did become steam steam condenses and becomes water. If you freeze it it becomes ice. It is just changing form. It is just changing form. Your thoughts change the form of all the energy. That is moving through you. All the energy in this world is moving through you you have access to it and when you think a particular thought your energy changes you become emotionally involved with that idea. We call that a feeling you feel happy. You're vibrating at a particular frequency. You feel sad. You're vibrating at a particular frequency. Feel angry you're vibrating. A particular frequency. You feel inspired enthusiastic hopeful all of those different frequencies if you're in guilt and shame and blame and confusion and self doubt that's a different frequency in many business owners live in that frequency of doubt. Uncertainty confusion overwhelm frustration annoyance. Even blame even shame. Even guilt at it make payroll this month. Shame shame shame okay. And then that perpetuates itself. I made a sale that perpetuates itself and of course it sounds great to live on the highs but the truth is you must learn how to experience all that life has to experience with a neutral response positive but neutral response meaning not too high not too low so that you can constantly evolve. You don't let your ego get in the way when it gets too high and you don't get diminished or denigrate yourself when it goes low you just use the love 'cause in fact to understand what caused you put into effect in how to change that but if you don't know how to choose your thinking how to choose your thoughts how to respond to the circumstances that you experience by choosing how you want to think then you will be a reactive human being and i would say ninety point nine percent of the people out there are simply in reactivity. They're just reacting to what's happening to them and they think it's happening to them instead of recognizing that this is a result and that i am creative being. I create my outcomes. So i get to choose how i'm going to respond to this situation. So let's bring this back to a business example. Let's say a team member messes up with something and you just want to scream like come on kid you get together like what's hard about this okay in your head you're saying that and that you're getting emotionally involved with even if you don't articulate it now step one is to change your articulation absolutely but step to going into a level of mastery is to change your emotional response because if you just change the words you do change something okay. It's not without different result however we live in an energetic universe vibrational universe and that energy of mind. Can't you get your act together. you've let me down. You're messing up. You're not good enough. You're critiquing them in your vibration in how you actually feel. That is what's actually getting. Communicated this what we call a double bind when someone says something but their energy says something else so your action from this is to shift your emotional state in the moment in. You can do that by understanding that what give out comes back to you in the form of a result. So why not if you don't want to do it for them right if you just want to be all about you. Why don't you change what you're giving out if you're giving out your not good enough your up. That is the result. You're going to get back now. Who wants fat. I don't want that. So i need to change what i'm giving out now. This is an iterative process. This means if you're looking at yourself and you realize oops. I'm doing that here here here and here. Wow doing that. Ninety percent of the time okay. Great you're not doing ten percent of the time let's make eighty nine percent of the time. Let's keep working the process becoming aware at a higher and higher level so that you can then change your outcomes and each time you you recognize this you make a shift. You make a different choice eventually. And it doesn't take that long. You become someone who no longer reacts that way you become someone who is no longer that. But you probably won't do it the first instant that you recognize this in yourself. I'm constantly continuously recognizing where i want to up level. I do not make myself wrong or bad for not being perfect. I just go. Oh look creech noticing that. I'd like a different result. I'm gonna make a different choice right now. Going to think something different. So i can feel something different so that i can take different action so that i get a different result. And this law of perpetual transmutation. Energy is always happening. It's the law. It's not not happening because you didn't know it existed. It's always happening with everyone. Whether you're conscious of it or unconscious of it so now that you understand to some degree this law how are you going to use your power to choose. Which is your greatest power your power to choose your thinking to make choices in favor of yourself and for more life for you and everyone you interact with okay. So if let's say you have self doubt if you are thinking about self doubt like what would be an example of south down. Is this the right thing to do. I'm not sure if i'm good enough for this. I'm i'm not sure about whether this is the right thing. That is the right thing now. This is different than let me clarify. Here this is different than i'm new to this experience. I'd like to talk to someone who has more experience here to get their input and guidance. And then i'll make my my decision about how to move forward. That's smart that's smart. That's asking questions that's recognizing than other people who have gone before you probably have some experience but it's not diminishing yourself it's not saying i'm not good enough and i don't know what to do so if you find yourself really hesitant making decisions not is an example of self doubt and that then gets created. That is a great example. So if you doubt yourself you feel uncertain that's the feeling and the action is resistance to making decisions delay in making decisions not deciding quickly so the results that you get are slower or the opportunity. Pass you by. Because you didn't make that decision you let it go past you so you never get ahead you never get ahead so the results you get in business it takes longer to raise your income level. It takes longer to hire team. It takes longer to get help. It takes you longer to bring a product to market. It takes you longer to call that person back and offer. The services are present the proposal and that has a direct effect on your bottom line and then it self-perpetuating you wait two weeks three weeks to submit the proposal that person that potential client. They've gone and found someone else already. That's happening right now for me. I'm waiting on someone to give me a proposal and ready. We had a great conversation. Where's the proposal. Why do i need to chase you. I'm gonna go find someone who is ready to serve me and my needs right now. I am a buying customer. I'm ready to spend money. I want this service. I need help doing something. Why is this already been a week. Doesn't make sense to me and it lowers my confidence level. In this person my trust level goes down. So i probably won't work with this person. That is how you create results. These are negative results right. Create results through the law perpetual transmutation of energy. That person is probably over. Thinking in doubt doesn't know how to pull it together is overwhelmed by the the size and quantity of the project. Whatever it is. I'm making a. I'm guessing here. But she's having some sort of thoughts that are putting her into a feeling state of nervousness or uncertainty or overwhelmed and so she is not taking action. Which would be writing the proposal. So then the result is i find someone else to work with. That is how the law perpetual transmutation of energy works. That's how thoughts become things in this case. That thing is not enough income for that person guessing here okay. She's doing this all the time with her proposals. She's getting the result of not enough income. Now what if she wants to raise her income level well then she has to think differently. I can do this. This is great. I have this new client at this level. I want this job. How can i make this easy. How can i make this work. what would i need. What would i need to do to make this work. Those are all thoughts that would put her into a feeling state of vibration of frequency of yes can do which would have caused her to create a proposal much quicker to which she would have a higher likelihood of me saying yes and having a new client. Who pays her. That's a thing. The money becomes a thing. The result of her work is a thing but it starts with that thought. Okay now. Let's go to the second part of napoleon's hills first sentence in thinking grow rich and i'm going to repeat it for you. Truly thoughts are things and powerful things at that when they're mix with definitive of purpose persistence and a burning desire for their translation into riches or other material objects so the second part is when they are mixed with definitive -ness of purpose definitive -ness of purpose. So what does that mean while. Oftentimes people get really hung up on this because they think they need to understand their larger purpose in life. Now if you already know you're larger purpose in life that is fantastic. It took me years to get there and quite frankly it's still evolving right as i live in grow it becomes more crystallized clearer more definitive however maybe three or four years ago it dropped in for me but before that i didn't know what my purpose in life was and i got a little hung up when people said you need to know what your purposes that threw me for a loop you can have an immediate purpose or small purpose or you can have a life purpose or a life mission both count. Okay you can start off small. What is my purpose today. What is my goal for today. What is my intention for today. What is the immediate thing that i'm going after. Maybe it's this thing for this month or this year or this sprint in your business. What is the immediate thing that you want now. Purpose a purpose is a reason for doing something. Ones objected objective for doing something ones reason must be clear. Also this is super important. Clarity's huge clarity's huge. I have a little framed statement on my desk. That says when i get clear. I'm a master manifester and it's there to represent for me. How much clarity plays in this game. That we live in called life the game of life right like if i want something. I need to be clear about what i want. A lot of people say they'd like to make more money or they'd like to be richer they'd like to be wealthy. Well what does that actually mean to you. Do you know how much money you wanna make this year this month this week today. Do you know what being wealthy means. Rich gotta get clear on that. What does healthy mean for you. Let's take it out of the financial world for a moment. What is living a great life mean to you. What is being in a great relationship to get clear. Okay get clear. You must have clarity. I want to grow my business. That's not clear enough. Okay where. I want to make an impact. What kind of impact. Not just with money goals. Okay okay think about think about what you want your days to look like what do you want your life to look like. What do you want your life to look like. What do you want your relationships to look like. All of that is so important. Okay you've chosen it okay. And you have to really want it definitively. That's the that's the third part of this. Okay i'm jumping all around here. I'm going to hold off on that for a second but you must have a definitive purpose and for me. I talk about this a lot. I started off with the bread crumbs of desire. Which meant that. I just started off with the next thing that i want it. Because i didn't have a bigger purpose. I couldn't tap into it and it started off with the very basic basic things. I wanna glass of water okay. I'll go get glass of water. I want to go to the bathroom. Why am i sitting here holding. While i do another thing on my laptop right like i needed to figure out what these really basic wants were and then i could build off those basic once and get clearer about bigger wants and then those became purposes. Something that i really definitive objective in my life okay. Something that. I really knew why i wanted it but i i had to start off with. Just i want that and for those of you. Who don't know my story. My big quantum leap came from me. Saying i wanna make a million dollars. I didn't have a clue what my purpose was. Then maybe a little bit of a hint but that was my definitive objective for that year. And i went for making one thirty eight to making seven hundred k so i did not make the million dollars i did later but did not make million dollars but i five times my income and i went from one thirty eight to seven hundred k. Which would never have been able to do if i hadn't held that clear objective. Clear goal okay. So you need that. You need a definitive purpose and it can be short term. That was that year's goal or it can be long term and then he says you need to be persistent. You need to go after that goal with persistence. This is one of the things that i see. That gets people all messed up. They start off with a lot of inspiration and motivation. They're staying accountable for short period of time and then they go off the rails because the thing that they want didn't come in instantaneously and so they start going into self down and all this other stuff that gets gets them off. Track through the law. Perpetual transmutation energy. They go back into their habitual way of thinking and they go off track again. They don't stay accountable and they therefore they don't stay persistent with their goals and there's so many reasons for this ad love to teach you all of them. I highly suggest that you come. To the unstoppable woman income breakthrough summit. We're going to go into all of this and so much more detail. If you're interested in that you can check it out. At the unstoppable woman dot com slash summit its may fourteenth fifteenth and sixteenth. And we're doing it in person. If you are someone who feels comfortable traveling at this point or you can join us. Virtually we're doing a livestream which i'm super excited about all the stuff that we're doing for folks during the livestream so check that out so you have to stay persistent. And there's so many things that take people out of the game and create these gaps in time where they lose their motivation. They lose their focus. They lose their ability to to work constructively and it slows down their ability to do what they want in life and achieve their definite purpose. Whatever their goal is. And if you're someone who wants to increase their cash flow in their business. This is about knowing what your business plan is knowing what the steps are in your business and then actually staying the course in doing it regardless of the ups and downs regardless of what comes back to you being persistent in your movement forward and not losing the trail or or creating big delays there and then the third part of this is a burning desire for their translation so these thoughts translated into riches or other material objects. So you have to really want your financial goal you have to really want it and yet so many people so many people have some sort of double bind around making money. Their confused is this bad. I heard that rich people are greedy. Bastards i heard that rich people alienate everyone around them and are rude and mean humans. I heard that rich people only got rich through doing unethical things. I heard that you know. Money doesn't buy happiness which is true. It doesn't it never was meant to buy happiness. It's meant to buy pretty close in nice houses in dog food and send your kids to college and and put food on the table right like money. A currency money is used to exchange goods and services wasn't meant to buy happiness but if you have all of these confused ideas double binds or fears that something bad is going to happen to you. Some unintended negative consequences can happen. You will negate your progress towards achieving your definite purpose. Okay it will feel not feel. It will be that you don't really want it. You will be self sabotaging you will beginning in your own way. So you have to deal with those subconscious blocks those self sabotaging that self sabotaging behavior that says oh. Maybe it's not right or good to want what i want. You have to look at that. Unclear it okay with that rocket out. Be unstoppable. i hope you enjoy this. Podcast tell your friends about it. We would love to have your friends listening to these podcasts. As well and becoming more. And more unstoppable in their own lives. I hope you have enjoyed this material and have gotten a ton out of it. Okay racket out. Be unstoppable catch in the next episode. Ever feel like you're swimming upstream and that there's got to be an easier way to make money and scale your business while it's time to get out of your own way and eliminate that confusion and overwhelm join us at don. Stoppable woman income breakthrough summit. We're all show you exactly what's required to scale quickly and how to apply the universal laws to your business. Learn more and grab your ticket at than stoppable woman dot com slash summit.

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Learning from the King: Sales Lessons & Musings from Jeffrey Gitomer

OC Talk Radio

28:02 min | 2 years ago

Learning from the King: Sales Lessons & Musings from Jeffrey Gitomer

"Introducing the new buttermilk crispy chicken biscuit at McDonald's. We don't need that music made with tender chicken. Let's lose the echo on a warm buttermilk biscuit perfect juicy simplicity of our buttermilk. The crispy chicken biscuits speaks for itself. Get it now for just three bucks and get a two dollars sausage mcmuffin with egg or a one dollars small hot coffee all from the one two three dollar menu simply your breakfast at McDonald's prices and participation vary cannot be combined with any other offer Combo meal. Welcome back everybody time to grab borden paddle out into the Sea of ideas catch that sales pipeline curling up over the horizon with our our Ki- our key Surf Master Matt Heinz Welcome to another episode of sales. Thanks so much for joining us again. Joining us live on the final media radio network. Thanks so much for everyone joining us during the workday. We are here every week Thursday at eleven thirty Pacific thirty eastern if you're joining us on the podcast thanks so much joining us think we're up over forty thousand drivers now on a podcast very excited to have all of you joining us. I'm very humbled by all of you. They're joining us on a regular basis. Then every episode upscale Pipeline Radio Past Present and future is always available at sales pipeline radio DOT COM inch we we are featuring some of the best and brightest minds until the marketing today is absolutely no different I am I am beyond excited and humbled the House joining us today Jeffrey Dahmer the King of sales. You're in sales and easy household name. He literally wrote the Little Red Book of selling has published a number of different books in the author of the recently published by others last week out living the first writings of Napoleon Hill. Everything's so much joining us today. It's a pleasure. If you want some human you could save the best minds in sales ever. We couldn't find any today so we have Jeffrey him on the show always yeah I love some suffocating also now that I know you're from Seattle. Should we ever get together. We would go to Anthony's pier sixty six down in the harbor and we could fight over the check and you could win. I I'd the attitude the next time you were here. We'll definitely say what's amazing is there. Are you know you go down by the waterfront and there are yeah seafood restaurants right and and most of them are tourists seafood restaurants and local ever bother to go into for twice the price and he he was caught like six weeks ago but Anthony's is one of those retreat for it really is very good food very frustrated good not right on the waterfront definitely a gym downstairs and I ordered the big time they have and how big a couple a couple of pounds okay that's huge but my other tip for you and for anyone coming to Seattle you WanNa go and you WANNA watch the fish rights you gotTa Pike Market and little spot when the fish actually very very fun and that's all it's all that stuff was all like you know alive before kind of thing but if you're looking whatever however go down to as you're looking at the fish group go to the right down down the market and the first fish place he comes on the left the better cheaper fish. I was just GonNa say like you turn forty five degrees you're right and there are two or three fish places. They're they're nearly locals. Go same price. You're going to be getting a little knowing. I want to begin the best upshall L. Lesson I ever got and it was at that by smart. I'm walking through the market and it was the summertime and I said I'm GonNa just some Rainier Cherries and while we're walking around so I go to this lady's show all she had this fruit grew and I said give me like a half a pound of Rainier Cherry since she puts them into a bag and weighs them but the bag was kind of over sized and she shows them to me and says pretty sure that's an I said all right Jimmy a pound Gimme a town and she does the same damn thing she looks at it and then she looks at me and shows me the bags us. He sure that's enough. I said I jimmy two pounds so she gets me from a half a pound of two thousand and I'm walking down the aisle and I thought hornish. She does that to everybody so I run back to the booth and I go tell me about the deal here that you just did you everybody goes. Oh yeah everybody who comes to. The place yes. Are you sure that's enough. How simple because that up selby are you sure that's enough five words and with that she got a four dollar sale to a sixteen dollars so what's the difference between doing that and then if you go to a bar and they say you know Kinda make it a double for dollar more different than you do? Oh yeah without a doubt because this woman is actively involved she showing you. What if you bought yeah I mean it's a side show to the we should did it? I was impressed I wrote about it and I use that as a lesson in up showing that most people don't up sell out. They have no concept uh of asking for more. My Father Taught Me to philosophy in nineteen seventy four of up selling he said son when their wallet open emptying Oh cool ecological differences between saying. Would you like like more and is. Are you sure that's very different. She's challenging me to think I'll dancer myself. When you're GONNA seven eleven the guy is is there anything else like no? There's nothing else I wanNA house in a car. That's you know right but is he said. Did you get a popsicle. Did you get a candy bar. Did you get a bottle of water. At least the suggestion would make me think about is there. Something else is part of that based on the fact that when you're ordering the cherries you don't actually know how much I don't actually know how hungry how much is a half a pound around. I'm just walking around. The market has the power to do it yeah but you put it in an oversized back. That's the key is it looked like there was nothing in there so the challenge that you have is as a sales person is your language conducive to buying or selling. Is your language conducive to buying when she said. Are you sure that's enough that made me the answer Sir because she could have said this doesn't look like enough anymore. I don't know I do you know it's funny. I actually wrote about that this morning on Lincoln. You know we got a lot of companies. Were recording this. It's beginning November. Companies are believe it or not starting to think about New Year end sales kickoff. One of my pet means kickoff. The content usually focuses on the product you want to sell and the sales process you follow and very little time devoted to the customers like how they bought like how they what their psychology or something. They'll ask them what keeps them up at night. Tell them what should be keeping them up at night and that goes a different way or at least showing them. The opportunity is just in case they are at teach me up at night is none of your business right and suppose as I answered wild sex. What would you say well? That's why you don't want to leave it. Open ended questions if you win away from where you want to go to Bingo but the and it's a manipulative question anyway. I don't like that but what it shows me is you've done no research on me and you're right. I don't like fish questions. I don't like Miss America questions. I want something that's pointing. I was listening to your website yesterday in a couple of things I don't quite understand. I was wondering if you could help me your help you. I'm an expert on my website right and that's why I need to go other than what's what's up dimensions of bullshit question we are today to have the king of Sales Jeffrey Dahmer with Venezia's Hell. If you in marketing you know this guy we read his books sitting on your cell somewhere correct and you want a nation. We spend time talking about the new book as well truthful living the first writings and the Rolling Hills published we were talking before we are recording about the whole bowling you know and thinking grow rich which I read a long time ago. I probably go back and read it again. There are certain fundamental books aren't really about sales and marketing but just help you a better person. Help you have a better outlook on life and for Meat Thinking Grove which was one of those talk a little bit about that book with impactful for you and your life and career as well. It was in nineteen seventy two when I read sanction grew rich. I was at a bunch of other sales guys and we did a a four hour morning training every morning for a year and in that morning training these person did a book report on one of the chapters from thinking rich and there's only fifteen chapters in the book so we were going through the book every three weeks that year allowed me to do ten times how many times I actually read the book and that gave me my positive attitude. We'll fast forward several decades and I became friendly with the guy that runs Napoleon Hill Institute and I said Hey let me get something back to you guys. I'll I'll do your weekly email. Newsletter on one condition goes what's that I said that you never pay me a nickel and WHO's <hes>. Eddie say no to that so I've been doing that for fifteen years and a couple of years ago they found the original writings of Napoleon Hill twenty years before think and grow rich it was hidden in of course called truthful advertising where Napoleon when he was teaching kids how to sell ad and after each one of the sales west and she wrote an after the show lesson with Mr Hill and he wrote it on positive attitude in personal development and that was the foundation for writing thinking and grow rich catch discarded or edited out all the cells stop and I checked in all the personal development stuff and that's what created the living and it's amazing totally amazing chapter one example he starts out and says successes see you. Oh Hey right after to finish what you start and stop to threes how to think and chapter four's imagination. I mean these are fundamental pieces but there's a secret inside of him and I'm going to share with you at the secret is she tastes four or five different words and puts them together and the secret is making certain that you use them all in conjunction with one another not just by themselves so for example he says imagination desire enthusiasm self confidence and concentration are the five most important words in the English language now think about that. He's not saying imagination by itself because if you have imagination you have no desire or you have no self confidence. You're going to keep it yourself and then the glue in the five wards is concentration focus think about this was written in mentioned seventeen. There were no paved roads. No there was no anything of phone was like a rare commodity as he goes through an operator freighter to make a phone call. There was no television. It was hardly a radio think about what do we know distraction and yet he'll understood. The concentration was the most important element in keeping your single purpose together day. Their phones dings more than it rings. You get notifications that your old high school boyfriend got fat or you get notifications. Did you gotta tax or email. It disrupts you. It takes you off your course. This is about how declined your focus how to have your teeth goal how to maintain self-confidence desire enthusiasm and imagination and there are twenty three other lessons in this book that will do exactly the same thing. It's it's an unbelievable we do a lot of work with inside sales teams helping hoping to improve efficiency and effectiveness the underpinning of a lot of it is processed and discipline to be able to focus and someone asked me they like how do you build a process. That's GonNa really sort of drive predictability and ensure. That's happening across those team and my answer was I I can. I actually have robots doing this work. The people doing the work how dedicate themselves to that purpose will work. They have to dedicate themselves with a concentration focusing in this work done. I would imagine a lot more people D- believe in this listen to this would not not that all makes sense but we'll go back to the deans and the pains of their phone and came across fire drills all that if you're attitude sucks you can't do job right and you're we're not going to even learn anything because you're going to close your mind to it yeah and just saying hey dude open up your mind recognized that it's up to you recognize that she's going to happen to us not good but those are blessing in disguise is and if you just finished you start you're gonNA win. Most people don't finish what they start. Most people quit wait before it's time to quit because they either needed the money or they got fired from the job or quit their job or whatever was did they did. They stopped doing what was leading to success before. They got their unbelievable to me. She's just before you publish this. Look I mean look at some of the stuff you post in the past including your book of Yes attitude season. I mean clearly this approach has been with you for a long time. Oh Yeah I recognize that you cannot be a great salesperson until you become a great person like that that those benchmarks you can't become a great dad until until you become a great person are great mom and she's a great person or secretary until you become a great person whatever it is you're looking to do you have to be person before you become an it and attitude and belief are some of the fundamentals. In that process it's very few sales courses teach you about self-confidence trying to teach you. Some techniques pisses people off find the pain yeah. Where's your pain answer? Is None of your business so south Kinda strapped things that'd be once you're trying to find the pleasure because we both like pensions crabs so we both the Anthony's pier sixty six immediately. We know a lot about one another and we're willing to talk about it. Even more. We're GONNA take a quick break here. Facing bills we right back more with jeopardy Timur the author of the new book truthful living the first reading in the hill talk more about the book talk about his podcast chocolate awardee where to eat when you come into Seattle radio you. Are you tired of sending emails wondering if there ever even opened is so you need male tag male tanks chrome browser extension for your g mail that allows you to track your emails in real time you receive alerts right on your desktop is top right away signature emails read and as a special. Thank you for being a listener of this show. We've teamed up with male. Take to provide you guys with a special discount. 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Let's pick back up with Matt and his guest welcome after sales pipeline radio WANNA thank again our sponsor for this episode male Tag Hi Dot I._O.. If you are using g mail and you want to have a very simple but effective tool to track when your prospects are clicking accessing your email and you want to be able to access that into your C._R._M.. And do that without a lot of bells and whistles to do a very quickly easily I he quit chrome extension and I wanNA thank the folks that tag dot I._O.. If you go to I o and you use the coupon code hines easy Rienzi. You'll get half off their product for life so things I you know Jeffrey. <hes> speaking of Jeffrey get emerged today. He's the King of sales off their numerous books including the new book. This probably gonNA surprise you now. <hes> when I was in fifth grade I ran for student. Body Treasurer of my elementary school in my campaign slogan was fifty eighty seven varieties of honesty. Oh that's cool. I Have Mundi cool. I have absolutely no connection that I know of the actual hines condiment company but I built it for as much as I can. They're out of my career. Yeah something they were one of the world's fair sponsors sponsors in nineteen thirty nine. You should look up the brochure by him for five or six bucks a pop beautiful really now yeah. Just take a look at maybe something that you can use. My wife is a teacher in her. Maiden name is McDonald's and remember one of her students. When she told people she was getting married and what her name would be next year they said well that makes sense? Catch up and hamburgers together. I don't know what Your Business Card is but it doesn't look like the label tetrapod whose drastically wrong with you well well. It's funny you bring that up because inadvertently and I and I promise this was inadvertently like from the very beginning our primary Colorado website and logo has been red and cool. I mean we designed our logo. A few years ago intention was to make it sort of kind of a fancy looking refunnel but I'm wearing a sweatshirt with our logo on it when I wear it on a plane. It looks like a single it just it just looks like catch. People assume that it's from the people and that was a little. I don't know how many I wanted to was so recognizable rebel. I appreciate you joining this. Show again today and you know we've been talking about the new book truth. Living the first writings of Napoleon Hill you can find it on Amazon and we're all fine books are sold hardcover kindle audio book and <hes>. I love it because I mean this is what I love about. What you've done here? Is you've taken. Taking some of these are the universal from the lessons that have been passed down from Napoleon some of the early work that he's done well more looks like thinking grow rich and others were published. You talk a little bit about where this is coming from and Taco some of the other stuff. You're working on these days. He's GonNa you've got other books in the in the process. You're you're constantly around the around the world speaking. I've been checking out your new podcast now. It's about a year old and we're at about the I think this Muslim past one hundred thousand downloads blouses pretty. It's pretty amazing. PODCAST that we call our listeners diehards we of course have the little band you know the risk vans that sell or die yeah and it defines sales you sell all or you're dead. There's no license sales. This is true. Do you think almost win a deal. You have some nothing those are the the Alice what has been your approach to content diversity. You gotTa blog. You've got the podcast you've got. The book has been very intentional diversified channels to get your message out yes. There's no one channel that brings me my business. Although I will tell you a lot of it now comes from my social channels <hes> you know most people brag about the fact that they got eighteen hundred connections Lincoln Twenty eight thousand connections and a hundred and some thousand followers on twitter and five million Disney channel the phone rings and someone will say either. I read the Little Red Book of sailing or I read the Sales Bible or I read the Gold Book of Yes attitude or I follow you on twitter. I follow him on lengthen. I listen to your podcast. You can't just have one thing you have to have enough diversity so the when someone googles Guls Hey I need somebody who's an expert in sales. The name POPs out right and if it doesn't is because you haven't posted enough about your expertise and I don't WanNa say this Brag. I just WanNa say this fact. I've delivered about twenty five hundred of corporate seminars over the last twenty three years. I've never made a phone call. Everybody calls and wants to buy people don't like to be sold that they love to buy. I don't actually mark phrase and that's the challenge that you're facing in the marketplace who knows news Houston sales. There's no sales as soon as you and that's the way it works in this. You know you already unit who I was before we ever talk on the phone. Absolutely you probably have one of my books or two and you'd probably violate my copyright law and you go out and get the question about that. I think about some of the stuff you've written. A Little Red Book is telling I don't know very many failures. Don't have that no library right and so once you once you read something and wants to become you read something and you believe in because part of who you are. Are you start using that language how you think about that from failure of maintaining control of Your I._T.. Your language with allowing become part of the nomenclature of sales which really ends up riding where business U._S. I- trademark things I copyright things and still people take liberties control that but if you look at any one of my books you'll see if there's a full page quote though also in my name is the bottom of so I don't let people simply topping myself without seeing my name and very very important if you look at the Little Red Book showing you just open up the books if they copy page. It doesn't just see the title it says the title and my name every single page and it's designed specifically that way because I know people are gonNA take liberties. I know somebody's going to say here's how you network. You're saying you ask questions. Here's here's how you close deals. Here's how you get leads each. I'm okay with that as long as they say my name and become known synonymous lily. I'm making sales design names myself. Nobody else took the title of valid I took it and if someone thinks good enough challenge me I'll step down he these are the rules are challenged ready. We voted to a seminar in front of a thousand people same day we each put fifty thousand bucks in cash at the end of the stage near the hour. The audience votes winner-take-all and somebody else could become the sales all they gotta do beat me right simple right pretty simple so if they want take my challenge then. Ah You know I'm happy to do it I would love to do it is a good lesson. That words are one thing. Where'd you paid your one thing? Young billy extra really the differentiator. We've got a couple more minutes here with Jeffrey Dahmer The let me let me get the secret. I'm as good as I am is. I'm a student of what I do. Everyday and I love what I do. Everyday and if you don't love what you do you can never rise to the to the greatness that you're hoping for passion absolutely that sounds ballplayers to their to the hall of fame or are they gonna be all star Game. They WanNa be the best and they're the most passionate about last year of personal questions. We run out of time here and I'm GonNa ask you to your the only because in your bio so I'm hoping that it's GonNa be alright using your bio that you say. My Name Is Jeff Salesman on a dad. I'm a college dropout and I wanna ask you about the middle one because you talk about in your bio your your your daughter's patients I would love to hear how your approach to selling in weather patients has become become a part of your sales approach in on what you're taught us well four daughters and four granddaughters well and to see on say and two female dogs. I have all girls all the time and you not yell at crew is they're gonNA have to have the patience to say. My patience was tried as an early father when the kids would do something wrong. I two choices I could yell at them or question them and I chose questioning and this it's just a was very simple is oh wow how did that happen and you know I think that was the best thing you could have done and they go no I said. What do you think you could have done the a little different? I think what we have done this this. I said we'll as you do that next time. Yeah I said well. Let's do that and <hes> and the problem is that we as parents had zero patients. You know you you have an iphone or some reasonable. Passionately doesn't work as well and you call coast to coast you call from Seattle to Charlotte and the call three seconds to go through and you're tapping the phone like why is it taking so long but how does it know. How did you do like a Miracle Zero? Okay Yeah we as a society have no patience Domino's pizza delivered in thirty minutes or it's free. Everybody wants it now. Everybody wants it from Napa and growing up in that society you have to have the patience and the structure to be able to perform in that environment right. I've learned being that hey we are unfortunately at a time the only half hour now we could keep going. We didn't really get back to students Seattle but we'll have to do this again. Some time for those listening if you WANNA learn more about Jeffrey you can check him out all of his books out quite frankly Amazon's new book truthful living the first writings of Napoleon Hill and to learn more about you know you got tons of content your podcast where people check you out directly well in the shows which I'm sure you're gonNA put in there. <hes> just put the Amazon linked to truthful living or the link to get him dot com or get them learning academy dot Com and that that that would make me the happiest down last question for you two two thousand eight yeah prediction for the Philly Philly's will usually hit the by the Enfield's on the fly for the first half of the year like they normally do and then they will die this year we made it always September before we die that was good yeah. Hey Way way way way now but the Eagles Eagles will take the seahawks pass into the dirt where they belong the seahawks and their coach. What does this for some reason? I just don't like the guy it was the only time I ever wanted to doing when you lost on the dumbest call of apply in the history of sports this goal marshawn Lynch and you test the ball himself. He's talk about that. That's painful he. I Apologize Some plain issue sports any argument with that well yes work. We would call them genius. Oh my God would Komo on marshawn lynch teen after that. What did you have an hour away over time you you know the the raiders earlier in this unit again? He's not playing well we I. I can give you many reasons why the raiders or any type of that for sure. Hey thanks very much joining us on sales pipeline radio we will be back here next week at eleven thirty Pacific Thirty Eastern for more great guests on behalf of jeopardy and Migrate Bruiser Paul. Thanks for joining us this pipeline.

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The Spear of Destinu

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

05:58 min | 1 year ago

The Spear of Destinu

"Supposedly it was used to stab Christ on the cross it may also hold mystical powers over the century it's been pursued by everyone from Napoleon welcome to kids myths and mysteries I'm your host kit chrome today the spear of Destiny L. CREEK CABIN DOT COM check it out I'm kid crumb thanks for listening the idea was the vault was bombed protected what Italy was a secret weapon. The spear the spear was coveted by yards were designated breeding cemeteries because he thought babies conceived did these graveyards would inherit the attributes of the hero Barry there nineteen thirty four and I quote but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side and forthwith came there out blood and water down the Atlantic coast note that a number of German submarines how Ben discovered along these various routes I'll be describing anyway imbued with magic after a singular event over the centuries story has given birth to a mystical lore that has grown more and more elaborate it would be among the most revered of all religious artifacts the Vatican claims to have the spirit though it is only brought out briefly at the end of the day on good are submarine in question was just off the coast of Florida when it was detected and dogged by a d. e. class destroyer essentially a sub chaser nineteen words and yet they formed the heart of the story of the spear and the spirit is like so many other so-called cultish items the whole of a sunken German u boat the Graveyard of the Pacific off the Oregon coast the spirit mentioned only briefly in the Bible John it all began with Pontius Politis when he sent Jesus to his death it had to be confirmed that Christ had actually died so a Roman soldier Heinrich Himmler a self-styled intellectual trained as an argon ominous him himmler was also deeply committed to both the Study of the occult and the Okay there's a creepy story before the Third Reich fell to the allies it is believed that Himmler had set up a plant for just such an event that would whisk the hey the spear of destiny according to Nazi researcher the end of the war as the end of the war became more obvious the Germans were sending submarines to anarchy so how did the submarine carrying the spear of destiny come to rest at the bottom of the graveyard of the Pacific off the coast of Oregon turns out that it came Friday yet the Vatican refuses to allow the spirit of the authenticated no one knows who is a real thing they certainly treated as though it is in the of quitting occult powers to work for the Third Reich now here's a creepy little side note about him Imler he believed that Germans were superior to all other people and put that belief to the test by tracking down the burial places of great heroes from the area in past these graves it was ordered to stab him the Spear Poseidon and it was sad that blood and water seeped from his body as a result of the stabby is said that the soldier uh-huh shipping important objects and people there to preserve things for the fourth German right but it's the fall of the Third Reich became a dis- order the s s to seize the spear and move by train to Nuremberg he started a church for six years time it took to build a special vault to hold it reached the base in Antarctica but was turned back by a combination of the damage caused by the depth charges some foul weather this time they began moving up the coast at some point depth charges were dropped contact with the Yugo was lost and it was assumed it had sunk records kept by the Germans indicate that that's submarine made a second attempt to over nine thousand nine hundred thirty eight the last that Hitler believed was a spear of destiny was in a Viennese museum with Austria Nasi Control Hitler suffered for years much later the soldier was referred to as low genius eventually it was called the spirit genius whatever the name the speed beginning around Acapulco limping up the California coast where they were forced out into the Pacific when they were fired on by the time they were off the coast of Oregon they were take possibility that German's began sending spies to the United States via u-boat's superintendent found all along the eastern seaboard over the years over three hundred other vessels that call that ships graveyard their home and a special note I did a podcast quite a while back needed repairs again the submarine was overwhelmed by Rough Seas and sank in what is known today as a graveyard of the Pacific there they joined that has been located by a sonar in the graveyard of the Pacific off the coast of Oregon and perhaps there lays within that whole the spear of destiny hat found through detectors on boats and sonar that there was a submarine oh so different submarine at any rate there is a submarine on the Graveyard of the Pacific located off a essentially Ness Cohen or the Oregon coast and dive team although they were turned back by weather Adolf Hitler series speculate that the Spear Mail all the person that possesses it to become invincible many believe it's final resting place maybe well the spirit destiny was produced here at night owl sound studio and brought to you by the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library L. 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Waterloo with Alexander Mikaberidze

Based On a True Story

1:07:17 hr | 5 months ago

Waterloo with Alexander Mikaberidze

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Check it out at based on a true story podcast dot com slash info stack or. You can find the link in the show notes for this episode. Hello and welcome to based on a true story. The podcast that compares your favourite hollywood movies with history and we have a classic today. Because we're going to be learning about the nineteen seventy film waterloo to help us set. In fact from fiction i'm excited to be joined by a historian and professor at louisiana state university alexander. Mika buried up he's also written numerous books on the napoleonic era including his latest which is called the napoleonic wars a global history before we connect with alexander. Let's set up our game two truths and a lie now if you knew the show. Here's how it works. I'm about to say three things. Two of them are true. That means one of them is a lie. Are you ready okay here. They're number one casualties from napoleon army at waterloo tallied up to over half of his army number two. Napoleon was still an emperor when he was exiled to elba number three. Napoleon was mortally wounded at the battle of waterloo. Got him okay now. Is you're listening to our story today. Your challenges to find facts scattered throughout the episode and by a simple process of elimination. You'll be able to find out which one is a lot. And of course we'll do a recap at the end of the episode to see how did all right now. It's time to chat with alexander. Mika to historical accuracy of waterloo. Let's start the same way. The movie does by setting up the events. Prior to the film's timeline. According to some text on the screen polian became the emperor of the french. In just a few brief years then in eighteen twelve has fifteen years of victory came to a halt during the russian campaign the next year in eighteen thirteen he was defeated by the combined forces of austria russia prussia and england leg and from there. He was driven to paris. And that's where the movie begins in the year eighteen fourteen. How will this. The movie do setting up napoleon's career up until eighteen fourteen. The movie or doesn't really gives you a sense of his career. A quick introduction chew. She wouldn't nepal any accomplished but it opens with his full. Seen probably one of the most famous scene in one minute you street a scene has been the subject of many paintings by montfort in others and it is a scene over the land being confronted on his marshals a group of military officers that he is elevated to the physicians their position in the french military. One of the things simple did as part of reforms was to create to revise the institute of the marshall of france and all the periods of these trickiest. Fourteen years. He is ten years to be precise. He has screened clint six. Oh this martians and this were they. The man who carried the no the legions of of the french army so to speak to the various corners of europe. And who were the spearhead of new orleans conquest by ten years later you can see. I think it will be conveys at central exhaustion and fatigue that the generals have have become very Both successful in rich but also tired of this constant campaigning. And i would always tell my students that annual gun gone to russia in eighteen twelve and survive. I think came back. Phone probably would hose. Then wanna wanna see and other battlefield again and then on top of it. Is you mentioned. There was that fighting in eighteen. Thirteen and fourteen of this man won't piece in so the movie opens with scene where the napoleon is confronted by. This marshall's who tells him. It's time to stop time to negotiate. Signs. you go. And he tries to push back into tries to say no on them or have made you and then these marshals follow you that. Say your time is over and what i loved about. The scene is that wants to kalyan decrease advocate and ye greece to leave. He leaves the room. And all of these carson's taking place in the alyssa fontham blow. The wonderful grow of palace only turned into is residents and their of the movie doesn't really great job. It's recreating the scene of his famous. Well kunis imperial guard e these courtyard you see the troops lined out there and the only in gifts that speech and The the movie at sleet speech. The actual speech all was providing. And you see this sense of of this historical importance and they're even the contemporaries talking about some soldiers crying and chanting tier. And you see that you know. The recreate reacted in the movie as well. Yeah i really got the sense that his men loved him. 'cause you yeah. You saw some of that emotion on the face of the soldiers as he was giving that speech indian and this is not just any kind of soldiers. This is the league of the ground main crates french army. The imperial guard. Napoleon always treated military is in the league in society. Think i'll guard was the elite within these elite for their polio was indeed a mental. Look up to your now to see him defeated And cast decides to speak out was of course very emotional scene for them guy then for many others which is one of the reasons why only will be able to make a comeback in less than a year. We'll get to that. I did want to ask you about the exile because in the movie the we kinda get some inner monologue in. Napoleon's had one of those he's like. Why elba but the movie doesn't really explain that so. I thought i would ask that same thing. Why was elba. Chosen for napoleon's exile. That's a great question. And it goes back to these conundrum that the allies when going was defeated it was defeated by the combined. Efforts of your in our which included britain austria prussia and russia so this big four powers the allies facing this issue. What you do with napoleon because they have recognized him as head of state they have made deals with them negotiate with him and all the also fought in clearly defeated and prevail over and but there are no no grounds legal grounds for simply putting him in prison oi shitting hand more. Anyway you know those Extreme cases you know they didn't want to make a martyr of him as he's actually getting rid of in violent manner and so alternately these suggestion of the russian emperor. It was agreed that it might be better to simply exile game. To some periphery and just let him being there. And the elvis seemed to be like nice kind of option where they could keep an eye on him where they could give him a really the basic offer. It's because no orleans exile. And to the i is all to the to. This island of elba was actually quite a nice arrangement. In the sense that they defeated emperor was given a handsome salary. Two million francs a year. That the french monarchy was supposed to pay him he was allowed to retreat to this island and mccain the console of emperor and even though this was the man who ruled much of europe and now he's reduced to the ruling the speck of an island in the middle of american. Y'all almost chewing see. And then he was allowed to have an army and even the semblance of a sleet. So i mean nepal even had his own. The flag These white cameras red band with three golden bees on it so he has all the traffic sobre except that you was there the island the size of my university campus site. Well that's interesting. I had no idea that he was. I mean he was still he was in exile but essentially he was still in emperor where there's a long long time right. Though we we will be in popular imagination. This was in the napoleon escaped and napoleon guy. Sneakily left the island technically. He was three to leave. It was not advisable to leave so shortly after being the senate But as a sovereign of elba certainly lead the island. Now returning friends. I guess now that once we do see that in the movie and according to the movie it says that it happens ten months after his exiled on elba he comes back with less than a thousand men and and invades the mainland of europe and then in eighteen fifteen. We see napoleon being greeted by cheers. There's happy crowds. There's even a scene. Where marshall nays soldiers refused to shoot napoleon. He stands right in front of shoot your emperor in instead. They all join his army. Meanwhile we see king with the eighteenth saying something like perhaps the people will let me go as they let him. Come so overall. I got the impression that the french people love napoleon. They welcome him back in and essentially kind of kick louis out. Is that true. now This it's true so we know that when poland was defeated in there was exiled the bourbon monarchy which has been exiled from france since seventeen. Eighty nine seventy nine hundred. The brothers of the lost king of the two brothers hats a conduct while and calm provence. Lived in exile will battle part of quarter-century and they fought against revolutionary france. And they fought against the only translate. We talk about. The group of people led by this. Now nuking teams. This would conflict provence. Who spent more than two decades confronting and fighting and now they're back charges so there is a gap in terms of perceptions attitudes expectations between the the newly returns a king and the the korean. You know this this group of people that surround him and the wise vast majority of the frenchman who may not be content with only nature and fourteen. Then they're tired award. They're tired of taxes. Tired of description. They want peace but on the other hand. They don't want to get rid of the the great achievements that napoleon brock france consolidation revolutionary gains. The fish government the great reforms in the only code in the all the things that napoleon is justly commanded on is still right there are two sides to this net but when the is exile. What what we see. Is these the problem of. How do you reconcile the old government effects looking for government. That comes to france within your reality on the ground and now the the king eighteen tried to maintain these middle ground where he said what can simply turn the clock back and go to the good old days between before the seven thousand nine before the revolution before all in twenty five years separate us from that and much has happened so we have to accept new condition on the ground but unfortunately the king is surrounded by what we call all trust the ultra royalists of the the people who are voted who believe that the system has to be restored as it was before the wanted their privileges they wanna do old way and their tents to indeed quick the system the legacy of differential which caused a lot of this disgruntlement. Now if you are a person. Living in france and you bought property that was forfeited by the nobles who fled on france or property that was confiscated from the church and now these new buhrmann governments speaks about the risk yutian consumption compensation for that property. You're concerned always. You are at person who has benefited from the revolutionary promise of of basic rights and freedoms and here comes the people who actually don't believe in ideals you feel that your standing in society might be threatened and it certainly didn't help that the orban's starting to downsize the french military. Now we we might understand why like francis out. Then he doesn't need the massive army anymore wants to show it to the rest of europe that the warring days are over onto east. But that's not much of a solace for soldier or officer who is now who spent the last twenty years fighting nepal who has been to almost all major capital so europe except for london who has been triumphantly you know doing so and then now he's that say we don't need you anymore and cast the sites run into street and here you see. This sensor of among the on among the military man that france used to be great it has falling down and this new government does nothing about it and wounded wonderful to ask friends Great again right this kind of narrative reviving and cranes and they clearly have no hope for this government because the king can't even get on the horse. he is suffering from a medical condition. You barely can move. And so we go from this man of action ghana war to a guy who came barely ride force And so they just the position of how far we have phone will contribute to the increase up laryngeal only which is amazing in eighteen fourteen. No one really wants it around. Fifty people like He wasn't that bad another. Yeah as you're saying that the for the first thing that comes to mind is what you were just saying a moment ago where the marshals were like. We're tired of war. We just want to stop and then now it sounds like oh we stopped. Wait a minute wait no. Let's go back now. The scene in the movie about twenty about twenty minutes into the movie when polian the comes back that is to me. One was powerful moments in modern history. Because here you see one man. Napoleon taking on the whole country it's very well reenacted based on historical events which took place in march in the small village of la frayed southern france and indeed as movie shows only has about thousand men and he He's moving across the mountains and to go back to your question. That is that napoleon you that. He was not universally welcomed in france. He knew that there were a lot of people who've won him. Not just because necessarily that didn't like what stood full but rather the realized that new orleans return man war and people simply didn't want another war for this and so there was indeed this kind of response to it where entire areas didn't want him to pass through and so when opponent carefully navigated it rondos villages and remote areas across the mountains and sense of the movie shows you napoleon crossing smile and comic cross the royalist detachment about five thousand men now the movie constraints however two separate incidents here. Marshall is not present at la. Frank you will switch the size if you later. But for the sense open book narrative and enjoyment. I think they just condensed this nays present now fray the movie but the rest of it is very well read naked and i love the seeing when only i'll so well so Excellently trade by the actor is is walking right slowly towards navy. Oil is detachment and team leaves. His thousand men behind in factually alone ride most towards this army and he stands there in the magin a peanut. Frankly imagine any other historical personality more history. Who could just walk in front of an army alone in. Give a speech right now. Granted this days or madison. You can actually give a speech. And he famously gives that speech right. Soldiers regimen type heard you'll grumbles and i've come back and here i am and in these shoot emperor right men the men who carried you everywhere you know who stands for that vision of the great science here. I am shooting. You see that emotion among the soldiers because you wanna be in their shoes because here in this immense seconds that has to make a remarkable decision. Do they stay loyal to the board of government. And should this guy and that's the only thing you need this one the nervous finger on the trigger and one shot the man. Is we go home or used to give up on your loyalty to the board bonds and switch in support this men. Not knowing what does he tra- hasly and love that touch. Were one of the soldier. It right is this pressure passes out remember they. They they are. These soldiers carry the day. Even though we know that is shows the officer orders to fire the soldiers refused you. Follow the order instead. They dropped their weapons. russian bracelet. Poli what was impossible. St wow yeah. Yeah and so much pressure that the soldiers had been under that decision essentially if the government are we going to back. That's on the entire lights are literally the is about to be decided and you have to make in her role did that. Wow wow well once. Napoleon is back in power in the movie He finds out that. Wellington and bloopers armies have been separated. It's a june of eighteen fifteen and napoleon decides to lead us army to belgium in hopes of defeating wellington's army there and this is another part where i felt. The movie was kind of rushing the explanation. I think there's one line of dialogue where napoleon says something like everything will depend on one big battle just like it did at morongo. Of course the movie doesn't show us what happened and it doesn't really give an explanation as to why. Napoleon is willing to travel to belgium to beat wellington. So can you give us more. Historical context around wine and pulling was so focused on defeating wellington. And how it was related to whatever happened at morongo. So napoleon returned and france in march he only took him twenty days from landing in the south of france not far from cons from To paris without shooting a single shots. It's one of those remarkable events really. The flight illegal is sometimes referred to a man taking on a country and actually prevail but once he gets two pairs once he to bloodlessly this country then he is confronted by the situation that the rest of europe has rejected now at the end of the wars in eighteen fourteen. Right wendy polling was. I mean the great powers the defeated and decided to get together in the city of again in austria to decide to sutro for europe since they've been fighting only in for a long time in the orient introduce a lot of changes in europe. Now this hours after decide and decide what you do with those changes example for you know. The only in found germany divided in the more than three hundred states. And he left it in eighteen fourteen downsides to just three dozen states so are we gonna keep that change or would we're going to do about these social and economic reforms. Napoleon brought through various arts of europe's cap it or not anyway keeping their. What was the fighting polling. If we're not stooping then to what extent has a new already needing in vienna congress of yeah which was important reasons winding fully will be ultimately defeated because the great lakes. They have this ability to coordinate one of the first things they did. The congress of vienna is. They declared him outlaw. That is almost as almost as soon as napoleon's return. He is declared that outlaw. If you read the declaration that the congress of the nfl issue it is quite interesting because the effectively declare war on france by on the single individual which is quite interesting right. he's ed is decorated the warriors one. Then but it was done. He's he's famously. Condemned as as a decision called an enemy and disturbed the tranquility of the world and so they say that we are not fighting the french people but rather one men so in fact they're trying to divide the the french side saying hey people just come down a home. We only have a beef with his one. Do let let us handle him. And then you can go back to being the oh peaceful cell and sunday only in there for being after realizing that there is more coming. He's facing a situation where he can mobilize ed the most of the most about two hundred fifty thousand men. So that's the the extent of the french force that he can rely but on the other hand he's facing a combined efforts of european powers can bring to bear close million men so that's a massive disparity there and over those powers. The ones that were able to respond. I where the british the prussians and their allies dot shell is in the belgian allies and the army. The british and the prussians had where deployed in the north. In what is today. Belgium in an effort to invade france from goals at the same time. Almost quarter million. Austrian troops are mobilizing in the eastern part. And there's not a quarter million. Russian forces being mobilized and being sent now in order to through for the russians to get to france accords ads across most of central all central europe. So we'll take few weeks for the russians and austrians to come and that's where the strategy was. I'm gonna strike into belgium and defeat the british and the russians. That's where he wants that decisive battle. Because by defeating two hours he hopes to split the coalition and then find a way to negotiate with the other two and one of those things that gives him this kind of that remember that he's married to an austrian princess so the austrians has this kind of connection to him and nolan also is aware that went to great powers were meeting in vienna and caulking the restructuring europe's there was a lot of disagreements among giving fact disagreements such a degree that austria and britain were Willing to confront militarily confronts prussia and russia over the issue of german partitioning so there are disagreements between the allies and the only by striking pink to in deceiving. At least the british nager interesting. The process hopes to splinter so basically so that the same thing doesn't happen again that in the movie at almost getting surrounded in paris by all these different forces and that's trying to not let history repeat itself. that's right because in naked fourteen These combined collision invaded france for multiple directions and only and was simply overwhelmed through sheer numbers because he s weeks fights one of the best paints up his lights in early spring of eighteen fourteen with a small army he can out on you or his allies and famous. Gore's six victories in one week. But he only has so many troops the allies vast Numbers and he knows. That's the same scenario it's gonna play ogden. Eighteen fifteen and he wants to anticipate that by a season. There is a scene in the movie where the movie explains why it happens. The battle actually happened at waterloo. And according to seen after wellington found out napoleon crossed the border at charleroi he believes napoleon will go toward. We see a map and they're all kind of strategizing mary. C. four roads by calibra and wellington decides that he's going to confront napoleon at nearby waterloo. Is that a pretty accurate reason. For why the battle ended up taking place at waterloo. Yes i think it's a pretty close now. I do you want to mention that. The movie has a wonderful reconstruction of the famous ball. That british sweat anti this was a ball given deduct by richmond and the british military leaders attending there. Their william in their wives are quite charming atmosphere. And the man. Dan saying and this You know the the dissipate the war of course but this is the last row before you know the defining begins and there's this kind of love and joy still still in there and christopher palmer is to meet his perfect wellington these placing quite well. And you see the news arriving right. And you see stark impact on the news that alan has crossed the border and is invading belgium. And you see quick reaction right where the soldiers have to leave and to go in the stock moment where the women are. You're left alone and demand lee and then the allowed the scene when wellington is meeting with officers. As you've said. And the luke all the math and the see how in the only is moving and what they debt is when he struck into belgium. He's carefully calculated to position himself between the british and the prussian armies. And that was always this kind of classical in the atlantic strategy. We refer to it as shot joe central position by getting entrance. Bleeding your own as you can handle them separately and that would only once and see. Actually he's able to do it and allowed in the movie. Where willington says have been humbug. According to the i with this natural quote because he realized that only on she's the initiative he managed to achieve first excess of central positioning. And now he can keep these allies separate butts in order to for the point thence achieve the second success he needs to engage the allies in defeat and to focuses. Napoleon focuses attention on the close opponent and that is the prussian. Army led by the so remarkable mavericks. Feel marshall moo her knows that moore's army will be converging on the city on the towel of lean and so he decides to engage. Blew her leany but he also wants to keep wellington days so wellington simply common help depressions and so as the battling leany begins the only sense one of these units one of course on the marshall nate towards the town of cadre and that quarterback had these crucial crossing. A crossroads of several rows. Converging ended in one of the rose was coming from brussels but was also another row that was with have allowed the french to your flank to turn the flank of the prussian army at leamy east. The french had secured that cross. But that's cross the russians would have been really really bets Situation but willing to correctly dissipates this move and therefore responds by rushing to the crossroads and here we see this twin battles taking place simultaneously wall between french and the presence at leney and the french and the british headquarters and unfortunately for the french while they're game victory leeann. The prussian armies engage badly mold. They can't win as in the movie. I think we see kind of an aftermath of a battle where napoleon talks about sixteen thousand prussian. Is that the battle that that you're talking about there that we didn't really see the battle itself in the movie but we kind of see the aftermath of it. Yes and correctly. So i think the the moon makers in abundance chook direct. This movie made the correct decision because it would have been a bit repetitive. To have the same kind of battle scenes that would you know the focus clearly urine correctly so was on water and showing defining it at leany or quarterback with would have been just redundant but the the illusion these indeed to these two barrels. We know that leany depressions were defeated. They were throwing back. And in fact the commander-in-chief lou her was thrown off. The horse and the horse fell on top of the and so he was actually badly bruised him. He could have been and was very close to being captured by the french. And who knows how history of terminologies they had succeeded this but as it was blue her evaded the capture. And here he makes a he. And he's he stats. You know he has. A car drove very capable prussian officers advising him and they made very own decisions. Now dossier deceived like leany. Your natural inclination is to retreat along with military calls the lines of communication lines of supply. Meaning you go back the way you came so to keep these supply system still behind but what the prussians decided in. The wake of lena was instead of retreating along the lines of education to. We're off of it to turn last bit in going north and then west to support their british allies which is very important decision because that is a decision that lead to the french. That was speaking of the battle of waterloo. Were kinda getting to that point in the movie where battles about to start but before we actually get into the battle itself. I wanted to ask you about some key. Things for how. The movie sets up the battle. i there was a brief line. Remember hearing someone on the english side saying that counting the french there are some one hundred forty thousand men but they also expect that some forty thousand. We'll be dead by the next day. Another key thing movie suggests is a big factor. Is the mud which the french think will make it very difficult to move their cannons efficiently. And lastly we see napoleon sweating really bad the night before. The battle and there are growing concerns about his health. How does the movie do setting up. Some of these key elements leading up to the battle of waterloo. That's all of this is historically correct. Maybe klay boulevard specific details but overall the movie does wealthy and can hang on historical narrative to start with a the size of the armies. We know that the only had about seventy three thousand at what do that includes about fifty thousand infantry about fifteen thousand cavalry and dinner ten thousand ourselves artillery in support troops on the other side. We know that a wellington about sixty eight thousand and the prussians would arrive lake during the day but they will bring about fifty thousand seventy allies in combating which is what exactly only to prevent with outnumbered all in a how roughly hundred twenty thousand against seventy three thousand by separately. The only rule outnumber this individual dogs in terms of weather. We know that oster. Bellini which is for june sixteen there was indeed the downpour. I mean really stormy weather then. We'll go through each little rain and it has a direct impact on the battle because the battlefield between the villages so far bella leon's and through this massive house is is soggy. It's hard to move but it's also a problematic for the jewelry in these other. Oftentimes we see in these Shell just exploding right. That's not particularly true. Unless you are shooting explosive shell which most of the time that the idea was that the hillary can that's solid cannonball ones inspired would bounce off the ground and hit the target is is w straight buttonholes bounce off the growl and that's rico. Shane thank was actually by dangerous. Because the direction of the campbell once if he'd the ground was unpredictable and he could bounce repeatedly and still made ends momentum an easily kill men. But you can't achieve that if you have a soggy ground camera boat with just submit stuck in the grass and sunday. Poland knows about this and on the day of the battle june eighteen. He makes a decision to wait for the ground to dry and so he waits until about eleven o'clock and Of course hindsight. That was an for a decision. Because had you started early at the ground been a dry. They're started early in the day as all battles Started the think about how still it started for dawn Goro dino started with sandra is right but here because he waited factually four or five hours. He doesn't have those four or five hours in the afternoon when the person so coming and so that played a role. As in terms of hells we know that in pauline was not feeling well in fact. That's one of the interesting things about him. Is that the crucial moments of his life. If and when he finds the russians on the outskirts of moscow goto dino or a light seeing and now it what he feels unwell he feels saiki and some referred to that. He had piles some that he was. You know if you caught coal but he clearly was not himself and the movie shows well this moment when he's both sweats but he also delegates the decisions aren't he doesn't go out there. In elected it always goes. He actually wanted to run and examine that cheered and all they hear a in the vacuum oftentimes of response. It reacts to events rather sitting the initiative. You mentioned something that i wanted to ask about because in the movie. We see napoleon's tactics for actually. Starting to battle is to launch an attack near goma on the right side of the english forces and the impression that i got was he wanted to like you mentioned like split. Basically hoping that wellington would take men from the center moved them over to the right side and then he could pull in would have an advantage there. Being able to split the wellingtons men was that his tactic to to start the battle. They're essentially trying to split. Wellington and then wellington going movie. At least he didn't fall for it. That's right bear in mind. This is the first time. The only confronts have these two great commanders of the age. Probably the most talented commander of this period's facing each other now. Wellington achieved great success fighting the french and iberian peninsula. Portugal and spain and marshall's the to moncton were repeatedly dropped by him so they had this experience of dealing with wellington. In fact they warned the phone over wellington's abilities and specially he's he's tactical but napoleon because he never confronted him he never fought him and this was the first time if you're as a showdown between the he underestimated wealthy and especially when we look at. How charles lee. Wellington deployed his off positions in a troops under physicians. Napoleon couldn't really see wellington's because no arlington deployed on reverse slopes of the heights of his heels on the battlefield. So you only see some of those strokes but not what behind. It is was genius for wellington to do so. And so what he did. This is what all in decides is that he wants to strike on the lest talk towards the shuttle. Come on by. He's actually by pretending that this was the main attack thing with retain that you were trying to smash wellington's left oh let me just rise playing You will force him to commit reserves because all commanders had reserves under design. And so he would make him commit reserves to he slang and once that is achieved. Nicola will strike somewhere else in center right And and and the chief of breakthrough so the tackle. Google on was supposed to be a diverse. Now am a strong diversion because he still looked like an actual major attacks but the vision as a diverse. You willing to spread it at you through this right. He understands what's happening. And so what he does is that he's very skillfully kids. He's rights language. We'll go month defend. And in to the great credit of the british troops who is slow steadfastly held out in the shadow and the fall back and so willing have to all of us reserves. He can just simply fit. That's slang in just enough support to keep it intact so that when the only tries to attack him elsewhere. Wellington still has reserves. He still is ready to respond to them. According to the movie in the battle itself we do see the tide turning a few different times The cavalry they. Call the scots greys. In the movie. They get routed by french. Lancers and then wellington orders. His army to retire one hundred paces. The french cavalry. And then. Oh they're retreating. They launch an attack without infantry support. And this ends up going badly. And then napoleon furious. Apparently he was lying down for a time due to his illness. How well overall do you think the movie did showing the battle of waterloo itself and swiss. He does very well. And all of this. This title war either. The title battle. Where but you have the charge of the british heavy towery and then they nays infamous cavalry charge all of these. Id of what happens at. There's this wonderful painting by elizabeth content of in charge of these scotland forever. That shows the charge of the scots greys. And i think the movie does excellent job in showing that's famous charge and then what happened to it. Just imagine these scene of these two brigades combined strength of odds two thousand man. The led by these forty seven year old. Oxbridge rights shouting. And you see that. Nevada convenes the other full power. Awesome this on the coury bearing on you and then we also does a very good job showing you maybe not explaining but showing you nays counter. Charge the famous or infamous in many respects Decision that they had made to attacked with some sixty seven squadrons because he thought that the british were teetering on the edge of withdrawing including the line and i think one of the most powerful scenes in the movies the scene when the french towery begins the recharge. And then you see the camera pan out and you show. Is you these massive british squares on the reverse low and you can imagine the french cavalry charging up and stumbling upon the squares and you can buy wonder how many of them said hoops jan style upon the because these squares on the intially any trouble there are very few cases. All of squares disciplined infantry formed in squares being penetrated and A broken into and certainly not the not when you're dealing with a superb military like the british one. There is a beautiful scene right where you house About ten squares that the movie shows you and the coury just circling around him and getting shot at out before ultimately withdrawing now we know that the poll in was not involved in this decision. That is factually name. Misjudge and attacks and the call was indeed quite serious but the damage was already got near the end of the battle in the movie. We see the french nearly win. There's even a scene where napoleon tells salt to write a letter back to paris declaring that we've won the battle. We've won the war but then bluer in the prussian show up in the battle just turns around in french get routed it turns into a massacre. One of the final scenes in the battle depicts a bunch of french soldiers being surrounded by the british and they refused to surrender. And then they're gunned down by canons. Is that a pretty accurate representation of how the battle ended broad sweeps. Yes so it's exaggerates in terms of the the the extent of the disarray of the british register an but napoleon certainly by late afternoon expected to win this battle he was in a position in the wake of capturing the core positions in the bows For example the captured eli ascent and he expected that the The center of wellington slide will be penetrated and one status chiefs thing. Wellington would have been forced to retreat so without deriving a wellington. Most probably would have been forced to fall back. Now this would not have been en route. It will not have been distinct on the scale of the only drubbing austrians and russians at list. But it would have been informed setback for the british. They would have been forced to retreat. Probably on the road to brussels and the colon would have been able to keep process and the british separate so who knows how things have turned off but here that decision the decision that blew her. And he's Officers may off the leamy not retreating but runner. Ca- meeting to wellington ought to help and it was a little place through and here. I think the movie also does a good job of showing you out. You see the core that the only sense under the general rashidi decides marshall now is just promoted on the marshall rashid to pursue the process towards the steel. Steel ver- You see these army preceding now. There is the famous story of this of garage eating strawberries and and hearing the candidates at the distance coming from the directional war look and his generals in zero zero coming to him and saying hey each year the candidate. That's our guys fighting when you go. Because of the rain on unwritten rules of in the french army was to march to the sound of guns tear. Sound who gones you go in hell in the movie supposedly shows you. This grew she ignoring. i think. That's where you see. kind of we can. Quibble is how loyd portrays it because her she ruby scapegoat for what you'll portrayed the man responsible for that only has done everything right and it's not awful and he's eating strawberries. Things would have turned out different. The reality is a bit more complex. You know the audience instructions. Were not clear enough. We can debate the extent of the rusty ofi movies for shale but the core elements the movie shows is correct and that is glue hurt. We be able to use veins gra. She's core and you see that striking moment when napoleon is cold about trump's appearing slang. I look his rice and he look through the glass and sees them coming off his he hopes but these actually prussians. And you see this wonderful senior showing showing cautioned army lining up. And you see this black flags. Right with white. Crosses is a separate coin of tried for myself that The actor who is portraying a lure is a georgian. Mary saint louis jordan. Actor assembles arkady. Odds and to me. He conveys this intensity who did napoleon with. Oral the cardinals. He's being he wanted this guy dad and so he comes in. This moment went the clothes were states and he says you know children show there's ear and charged that the presence lawns against the saints rights laying. Napoleon tries desperately to redeploy to shore up the slang but It's it's too late. I mean these. These armies by tired have been fighting for most of the day and hearing how is fresh prussian army from fifty thousand men. That will come bearing down And so he is. He's defeated the last scene of the battle. Is you said as the scene. That probably is one of the most famous moments of the only ending wars. And is they lost square right of this imperial guard. The movie a- shows is kinda romanticize end of course thing the battlefield experience have been different. Not the least you know this whole Cavalry's surrounding this here and their calories separating and i can't say the little cannon they're all about but i think basis dramatic effect of the determination of the guard to fight to the end Or because we know that the guard info back in fact one of the moments in the battles is when the new so a spreads among the french army that you know agasi courier yeah the gods retreats and that was kind of breaking the spirit of the french. Army that on my god. The guards retreating. That's sent the battle is lost. There is also these wonderful moment in that scene in that last scene when these strange offered to surrender. And you see the officer. Supposedly this gerald on who So there is a debate whether indeed said this words but then some of the legend tells us that he says you know. The guard dies by never surrenders. But it was. I think the sources that we can trust and and he probably simply said ocean mast. He was ultimately captured. And you would be intrepidity. Menu the guardsmen will die parish in the slums stage. Soak battle is brutal and it is quite a disaster for the french to give as it is. One of the most heaviest defeats the french of suffered during wars dimension to the french army stars was about seventy three thousand men. The battle claims close to forty four thousand casualties. I mansa staggering drubbing. There is a significant losses on the allied side Wellington's army lost twenty. Four thousand man bloomers army again arrives late in the day but plays a crucial role in defeating frank. But it's still lost about seven thousand men so that caught off fights significance in total in in one day fair. We see there are some sixty five thousand men killed and butchered wounded. The you remember that famous scene when when the cannibals struck one of the oz british winds the officers and tore his lang offering guessing. The film does well. In conveying the brutality of this battle the sheer carnage that Of the early nineteenth century Battles indeed walks with allie's right into my next question because at the very end of the movie we do see how two main characters with wellington pulling kind of changed over the course of the events in the movie and in the beginning you mentioned that at the ball while he was there he said something to the effect of how expects his soldiers to die for him simply because it's their duty but then at the end there's a couple lines i hope to god. I've fought my last battle and next to a battle lost. The saddest thing is about a one and then as far as napoleon concern you can tell just the delicious weighs very heavily on them. We don't see a lot of really what happens to him. He just kinda gets in a carriage and rides away but what was the aftermath of the battle of waterloo. and how did it affect napoleon and wellington. Yeah i think that's one of the scenes from the movie the way it shows the oster. The oftentimes we have this romanticized notions of war oak barrels especially in the in the historical narratives we about the battles in incense of the glorious roy exports and fuel us contemplates what it was like to look and the battlefield would be covered by a sixty thousand bodies dead and wounding dying and calling for help and the first thing because the one of the problems. These soldiers often add because they had to fire some any kinds doing devel- and no by those origin has their godfather in their mouths. And this talk of the mob be glad from the entendre and are curriculum being salty. They all thirsting and just the sheer human experience of it and think the movie shows you the scene with the camera pans out in. You seem game in wellington looking at this battlefield covered in in dead and dying and also shows you the Trying to already clean the battlefield eyeliner arranging these lines of debt and and they are also these scavengers who are going around. In fact one of the interesting tidbits of waterloo is that often about the was a lot of scavenging don and not necessarily in terms of items being stolen by one of the things that the people did was big wind around and remove the keith of the dead because there was a massive demand for dentures and europe are the dentist. You need You know you can have washington had those wooden dentures are not cool looking or you can have you know really the top of the line realties on that hard to procure from unless you have access through this mess mice of the debt indeed into wake off the what do there was nominee and that was all the watching routines of these really. The glut of teeth comes on the market with so many of the teeth were produced from the teeth from the dead's of award run. You can absolutely look it up and because there's why interesting surviving pieces of dangers that floated for many years off the was. I think the scene with napoleon retreating what it will is quite parcel because on one hand. He's he's a other thing he's repented. try kind of. He doesn't show remorse that you see on dwelling napoleon indeed retreats from what looked to paris. He's i mean the move. You exaggerates the extent of his illness. Men respect by. I think that's one of those literally licenses that movie makers and take the eyewitnesses talking on feeling unwell but the extent of that illness might have been exaggerated in the move. We know that he was exhausted. I know and z see scene in the carriage when he sits and the carriage groups away. Now the carrots we'll take him to harris but will not be able to stay in peres because by the time he gets the parents near as an internal coup underway Once the news watch look reaches and his again ousted from power and he fears that he will be captured in chain so he moves away from harris smoke. Kyle in there. He contemplates to do next now. The movie doesn't show you this. But ultimately he makes decision to go to the coastline of france. Not really knowing for sure what to do because they are playing at least clans for him to escape the united states and so he goes to the port town with small island of eight and by the time he gets there. The court is blockaded by the british ship and so he will stay fourth few weeks there for few day. He does contemplating what to do. Locals will offer him. Fastest ships that my debate the british blockade taking the united states. I mean one cannot but wonder what he would have done is showing up chelsea boss. History would have been different. Yeah i live louisiana. So maybe he should have come to new orleans but ultimately is we know he will surrender to the british and the british will then make this momentous decision of sending him into second exile on remote islands. far more remote. Not gonna make that mistake again. I you know four. But they're cracking time so he was saying to this remote of volcanic rock in the middle of atlantic Some of four thousand miles from europe. Where all olien will spend the last six years. So he's lies under the protection of the british troops. Is there anything that you wish. They had included in the movie. That didn't make in no to me. I think the movie works overall. I mean i consider the one of the best kind of military movies especially certainly one of the best only any boys cheater. Production value is huge sergei boondocks to the soviet director. Who was involved in making. This movie has a directed the warranties and anyone who set live through the nine hours right moving is the knows. The the grajales scale of production. Which when they're two now bronx to what little you see here. Thousands of in terms of production is superb. I really appreciate the way this structure. The pace is quite well and even though again from a historical whether you can quibble about details of the bad they didn't elaborate this and you're right in pointing all day you know. They rushed through the opening scenes of the campaign. Where it always done in the senate's. But i think for the movie purpose. The narrative is sustained and most crucially. They did excellent job in casting and then road steiger napoleon other thing. Anyone can him really. I mean that's that's the golden standard now and christopher plummer and one of his best roles is wellington In real time. Forget that's also wales. I want the great actress of age. Oh is this remarkable role of louis. Eighteen where he is he's shown gaining this basle rate move. There are so many wonderful wonderful actors involved and so to me that you can improve on this. Thank you so much for coming on to chat about waterloo. I know your most recent book is called. The napoleonic wars a global history but you've written a number of fantastic books on napoleonic era for someone listening to this who wants to learn more can you give an overview of your books recommendation for which one to start with. Thank you so much for mentioning about my books I tend to focus on the author of the earlier ones. I'm a bit of franken house or what you look at paintings. Painful one to contemplate of written Essentially on on the invasion of russia so on battle said borodino embarrassing but for the listeners. Interested in the battle of waterloo. This wonderful new work that has appeared in the last ten years or so by andrew. Old by whole dawson by charles s. Dale that's really re evaluated the battle for a long time. The battle used to be portrayed cromer smaller french or british point of view but now we see the battle. Consider it's from multiple points of you. And when jake for example it got a historian a showed us how crucial contribution to the battle was the dutch only glimpse in this movie but declared the crucial role in auto bra contributes. At what your will. And there's this wonderful series. That garrett's glover is editing of britishness score and entitled waterloo archive. Now i think six volumes thinks vassil volumes of bringing eye witness accounts to show us the depth and complexity of his battle from so many multiple points of view and the listeners can read those college and then compare it to the movie and i think the comparison will be quite thank you again so much for your time. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much. Have fun watching the movie. This episode of based on a true story was produced by me. Dan lafayette to thank alexander. Mika berretta once again for taking the time to help us separate fact from fiction in one thousand nine hundred seventies waterloo. If you want to learn more about napoleon it definitely go checkout alexander's body of work. He's got some great books that dive deep into napoleon's campaigns including his latest book which is called the napoleonic wars a global history as always. You can find links to that book and more of his work on the show notes for this episode as well as on. The show is home the web based on true story. Podcast dot com. Okay now it's time for the answer to our teachers and ally game from the beginning of the episode as a refresher here are the truths and one light number one casualties for napoleon's army at waterloo. Tallied up to over half of his army number two. Napoleon was still an emperor when he was exiled to elba number three. Napoleon was mortally wounded at the battle of waterloo. To find out which one is li-. Let's start with number one casualties from napoleon's army at waterloo. Tallied up over half of his army. That is true. As alexandra pointed out napoleon had about seventy three thousand soldiers at the battle of waterloo and by the time it was over there were some forty four thousand casualties. It's about sixty percent of his men and it doesn't even count the tens of thousands who died on other side of the battle in all over sixty thousand killed in a single day net brings us to number two. Napoleon was still an emperor when he was exiled to elba. That is also true. We learned that. When napoleon was defeated and exiled in eighteen fourteen he was allowed to retain the title of emperor. It was just over the tiny island of elba. He was even allowed a small army and some ships. That means number three is the lie. Napoleon was mortally wounded at the battle of waterloo as explained after his defeat at waterloo employees and manage to flee but he was eventually captured wasn't injured but this time he was exiled to a much more remote location and that's where he lived out the remainder of his days. That just about wraps up our time together today before we go the last thing like to do on each and every episode is to share. How much time and effort went into creating this episode. No that's not something that most podcast dune. That's exactly why. I'm sharing this information. There's one thing this really surprising to a lot of people. When they're new to podcasting live never created a podcast before always surprised at just how much time it takes to create them. So i figure maybe if you find out how much time and effort goes into creating a podcast. Like mine then. Maybe you'll start to appreciate all of the podcasts that you listened to for free just a little bit more with that said. Today's episode took a total of thirty seven hours to create and cost twenty one dollars and thirteen cents an out of pocket expenses. Now as i always do. I want to make it clear that time and cost only my time for this one episode in other words at thirty seven hours obviously doesn't include the years of my guest time researching the subject matter that we talked about. It also does not include the time it takes for me to do podcast related things. That aren't really part of creating this one single episode. For example the time it takes to maintain based on true story podcast dot com the podcast website. Be social media for the podcast. The email newsletter. All those other little things that are outside creating this one episode about waterloo but it still required to make the overall podcast similarly on the expensive side that twenty one dollars and thirteen cents is just four things specifically related to this one episode. It doesn't include all of the podcasts related expenses. Go beyond this episode for example. The microphone that. I'm talking in to right now. The cables that are hooked up to the microphone the audio interface computer. That's recording this. The software the podcast and website hosting costs and on and on this a lot of costs that go into creating an overall show that go beyond just creating this one episode about waterloo. All of those things take time to set up and maintain. They cost money and that goes beyond things that are associated with this one episode. But they're all things that are required. Because if i didn't do those things there would not be any episodes of based on a true story at all in a nutshell. This podcast is free to listen to but it is not free to create far from it and that is why i am so thankful for the wonderful people who are helping to support this show financially so we can keep going if you enjoy today's episode. I hope you'll consider helping. 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Growing milkweed to feed the butterflies

Your Gardening Questions

02:45 min | 2 years ago

Growing milkweed to feed the butterflies

"Hi, this is Mark news from plant talk radio, thanks for subscribing and listening to our podcast. Your gardening questions from plan, talk radio. If you have a gardening question, you'd like our host Fred Howard to answer, send him an Email. The address is Fred at plant, talk radio dot com. Now, for today's question, lowest also mentioned, really glad she did several of us here in Napoleon's have a huge interest in the monarch butterfly. Could you please mention how important milkweed is to the monarch butterfly butterfly survival? I, I like MO ditches as much as the next guy, but I feel the need for a healthy balance for the butterfly to continue. Thanks for your help. So that's a good reminder. And milkweed is is a pretty plant to grow too, I think. Oh sure. And, and of course you know, the native ones grow wild in the ditches is she mentioned, but you can also, ah, by seed and plan a milkweed garden, which is very attractive. And of course. The monarch butterfly just thrive on those of flowers when they start to bloom. So you know, it's very, very important to their reproduction and something for them to eat in the garden. So now also, you know, they can help you pollinate if you have a garden nearby zone. While I, I spent many a summer day this year looking for milkweed. My wife is a biology teacher, and she has a whole bumper crop of caterpillars that she's wants to turn into butterflies in her room and have the kids watch it. So she had her knees operated on. So I was I had the duty of finding the milkweed. Oh, so I was walking along the creek and everywhere else tried to find milkweed leaves for these caterpillars Demange on. So that's that was half of my summer while you're just gonna have to get on the internet and find some seed, and then you can. You can just so it in all your garden beds around the house. I was thinking, let her do that. We'll see how that goes. Hey, thanks again for listening to our podcast, be sure to subscribe to our other podcasts as well. The plan to the week podcast and the plan. Talk radio podcast all on itunes or your favorite podcast player. If you'd like to sponsor a daily podcast contact us at Fred at plant, talk radio dot com to find out more about Fred Howard and plant talk radio visit our website plant, talk radio dot com. Circle to seventy media dot com.

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Learning from the King: Sales Lessons & Musings from Jeffrey Gitomer

OC Talk Radio

28:02 min | 2 years ago

Learning from the King: Sales Lessons & Musings from Jeffrey Gitomer

"Here comes again lunch Lippi the same old same old or are you ready to take a vacation from the ordinary with the new Jamaican Jerk Turkey sub at firehouse subs freshly sliced smoked Turkey breast credibly sweet mustard sauce and a hint of Caribbean seasoning just five fifty five remedium save time order the new Jamaican Jerk Turkey sub on the firehouse subs APP firehouse subs enjoy more subs save more lives participating locations limited time only plus tax prices may vary delivery welcome back everybody time to grab borden paddle out into the Sea of ideas catch that sales pipeline curling up over the horizon with our our key are key Surf Master Matt hines welcome to another episode of sales. Thanks so much for joining us again if joining us live on the funnel media radio network thanks so much for everyone joining us during the workday we are here every week. Thursday at eleven thirty Pacific thirty eastern is joining us on the podcast. Thanks so much you're in the US think we're up over forty thousand drivers now on a podcast very excited have all of your joining us and very humbled by all either. They're joining us on a regular basis and every episode upscale Pipeline Radio Pass President and future is always available at sales pipeline radio DOT COM each week we're featuring some of the best and brightest minds until the marketing today is absolutely no different. I am I am beyond excited and humble to has one yesterday Jeffrey Dahmer the King of sales. You're in sales than either a household name. He literally wrote the little redbook and selling as a number of different books in the author of recently published by last week about living the first writings of Napoleon Hill. Everything's so much today. It's a doggone placer. If you want some humor and you could save the best minds at sales ever. We couldn't find them today so we have jeopardy in around the show always yeah. I love some suffocating also now that I know you're from Seattle. Should we ever get together. We would go to Anthony's pure sixty six down the harbor and we could fight over the check and you could win. I I'd a happy to the next time you were here. We'll definitely say what's amazing is there are you go down by the waterfront and there are yeah seafood restaurants right and and most of them are tourist seafood restaurants local never bother to go into fish twice the price and he was caught like six weeks ago but Anthony's is one of those retriever it really is very good food very frustrated. Good not right on the waterfront definitely a gem downstairs and I ordered the biggest time they have. I mean how big SOPA up accounts okay as usual but my other tip for you for anyone coming into Seattle you WanNa go and you WANNA watch him. Through the fish rights you gotTa Pike's market and little spot when the fish and it actually is very very fund and that's all it's all that stuff was all like you know alive before kind of thing but if you're looking whatever however go down to as you're looking at the fish group go to the right down the down the market and the first fish place you on the left. I better cheaper fish. That was just GonNa like you turn forty five degrees. You're right and there are two or three fish places there. There are nearly locals. Go same price going speaking a little going. I WANNA be Jim. The best upshall will less than I ever got and it was at that by smart I'm walking through the market and it was the summertime and I said I'm GonNa just some Rainier Cherries and while we're walking around so I go to this lady's show all she had this fruit route and I said Jimmy like a half a pound of rainier charities since she puts them into a bag and ways them but the bag was kind of oversized and she shows them to me and says pretty sure that's an I said all all right Jimmy a pound Gimme a town and she does the same damn thing she looks at it and then she looks at me and shows me the bags us. He sure that's enough. I said I jimmy two pounds so she gets me from a half pounds of two pounds and I'm walking down the aisle and thought Horner. She does that to everybody so I run back to the booth and I go tell me about the deal here that you just do that everybody she goes. Oh yeah everybody who comes to the place yes. Are you sure that's enough. How simple because that up selby are you sure that's enough five words and with that she got a four dollars sale to a sixteen dollars so what's the difference between doing that and then if you go to a bar and they say you know kinda making a double for a dollar more difference when you do oh yeah without a doubt because this woman is actively involved she showing you what you bought? Yeah I mean it's is aside. Show to the we should did it. I was impressed I wrote about it and I use that as a lesson in up showing that most sales people don't up sell out. They have no concept uh of asking for more. My father taught me the philosophy in nineteen seventy four up selling he said son when their Wallet Open mpn Oh cool ecological difference between saying. Would you like more and is. Are you sure that's very different. She's challenging me think I'll dancer myself when you're gonNA seven eleven the guys or anything else like no. There's nothing else I wanNA house them in car into no right but is he said. Did you get a popsicle. Did you get a candy bar. Did you get a bottle of water. At least the suggestion would make you think about. Is there something else he's part of that based on the fact that when you're ordering the cherries you don't actually know how much I don't know how hungry how much is a half a pound around. I'm just walking around the market a half the power to do it yeah but you put it in an oversize back. That's the key is it looks like there was nothing fricking in there so the challenge that you have is as a sales person is your language conducive to buying or selling. Is your language conducive to buying when she said. Are you sure that's enough that made me the answer answer because she could have said. This doesn't look like enough anymore. I don't know I actually wrote about that this morning on Lincoln. You know we've got a lot of come companies. Were recording this. It's beginning November. Companies are believe it or not starting to think about. About New Year end sales kickoff one of my pets means of kick off the content usually focuses on the product you wanNA sell and the sales process you on Apollo and very little time is devoted to the custom like how they bought like how they think they're psychology or something. They'll ask them. What keeps them up at night? Tell them what should the keeping them up at night and that goes a different way or at least shown them. The opportunity is that and just in case there are at teach me up at night is nothing visit right and suppose was. I answered wild sex. What would you say well? That's why you don't WanNa leave those opening questions if you win thing away from where you WanNa go Bingo but now and it's a manipulative question anyway. I don't like that but what did shows me is you've done no research on me and you're right. I don't like fish questions. I don't like Miss America questions. I want something that's pointing. I was listening to your website yesterday in a couple of things. I don't quite understand when he could help me your help you. I'm an expert on my website right and that's why I need to go other than what's what's you mentioned Tulsa question we are today to have the king of Sales Jeffrey Dahmer with Venezia's help you in marketing you know this guy we read his books sitting on your cell somewhere exactly and you wanNA nation. We spend time talking about the new book as well living the first writings and Bowling Hills published. We were talking before recording about Napoleon you know and thinking grow rich which I read a long time. AGO is probably go back and eat again. There are certain fundamental books aren't really about sale than about marketing but just help you be better person help you have a better outlook on life in thinking grove which was one of those talk a little bit about his that vote with impactful for you and your life and careers well. It was in nineteen seventy two when I read sanction grew rich. I was a bunch of other sales guys than we did a a four hour morning training every morning for a year and in that morning training these person did a book report on one of the chapters from think and Barich rich and there's only fifteen chapters in the book so we were going through the book every three week that year allowed me to do sometimes how many times I actually read the book and that gave me my positive attitude well fast forward several decades and I the guy that runs in Pulling Hill Institute and I said Hey let me get something back to you guys. I'll I'll do your weekly email. Newsletter on one condition goes what's that I said that you never pay me a nickel and Eddie say no to that so I've been doing that for fifteen years and a couple of years ago they found the original writings of Napoleon Hill twenty years before think anger rich it was hidden and of course called truthful advertise them where Napoleon it was teaching kids how to sell add an answer each one of the sales lessons he wrote an after the show lesson with Mr Hill and he wrote on positive attitude in personal development and that was the foundation for writing thinking and grow rich coach discarded or I edited out all the sales stop and I checked in all the personal development stuff and that's what creating living and is amazing totally amazing chapter one example he starts out and says successes up to see you. Oh Hey right and after two is finished when you start and it's up to three how to think and chapter four's imagination I mean these are fundamental pieces but there's a secret inside of them and I'm going to share with you at the secrets tastes four four or five different words and put them together and the secret is making certain that you use them all in conjunction with one another not just by themselves so for example he says imagination desire enthusiasm self confidence and concentration are the most important words in the English language now think about that. He's not saying imagination by itself because if you have imagination you have no desire or you have no self confidence. You're going to keep the yourself and then the glue in the five words is concentration focus think about this was written in mentions seventeen. There were no paved roads. No there was no anything of phone was like a rare commodity as you go through an operator Raider to make a phone call. There was no television. There's hardly a radio think about. What do we know distraction and yet he'll understood? The concentration was the most important element in keeping your single purpose together today. Their phones deems more than it rings. You get notifications that your old high school boyfriend got fat or you get notifications that you've got attacks during e-mail it disrupts you. It takes you off your course. This is about how declined your focus how to have your teeth goal how to maintain self-confidence desire enthusiasm and imagination and there are twenty three other lessons in this book that will do exactly the same thing. It's it's an unbelievable. We do a lot of work with inside sales teams helping hoping to improve efficiency ineffectiveness the underpinning of a lot of it is process and discipline to be able to focus someone asks me they like how do you know the process. It's GonNa really sort of Dr Predictability and ensure that that's happening across the team and I am my answer was like I can unless I actually have robots doing this work. The people doing the work how dedicate themselves to that purpose will work to dedicate themselves with the concentration focusing in this work done. I I would imagine a lot more people D- believe in this listen to this would not not the that'll make sense but we'll go back to the games in the pains of their phone and on across fire drills all that if you're honest mood sucks you can't do job right and you're I'm not gonNA even learn anything because you're gonNA close your mind to it yeah and just saying hey dude open up. Your minds recognized that it's up to you recognized that she's going to happen is not good but those are blessings in disguise is and if you just finish you start you're GONNA win. Most people don't finish what they start. Most people quit wait before it's time to quit because they either needed the money or they got far the job or quit their job or whatever was that they did. They stopped doing what was leading to success before. They got their unbelievable to me. She's publish this. Look look at some of the stuff you post in the past including your book of Yes attitude it clearly. This approach is with you for a long time. Oh Yeah ty recognized that you cannot be a great salesperson until you've kind of person like that that those benchmarks you can't become a great dad until NC but some are great person are great mom and even some personal secretary until you become a great person whatever it is that you're looking to do you have to be a person before you become an IT and attitude and beliefs are some of the fundamentals. In that process it's very few sales courses teach you about self confidence trying to teach you. Some techniques pisses other people off find the pain yeah. What's your pain? Answer is none of your business so stop kind of strap things that'd be once you're trying to find the pleasure because we both like dungeness crab so we both the anthonys pure sixty six immediately. We know a lot about one another pay and we're willing to talk about it. Even more. We're GONNA take quick break here. Facing bills we write back more with jeopardy. Forget emmer the author of the new book truthful live in the first writing in Vallejo talk more about the book talk about his podcast chocolate awarding where to eat when you come into Seattle radio you. Are you tired of sending emails wondering if there ever even opened is so you need male tag male tanks chrome browser extension for your g mail that allows you to track your emails in real time you receive alerts writer new desktop stop right away signature emails a red and as a special. Thank you for being a listener this show. We've teamed up with male take to provide you guys with a special discount. 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Let's pick a backup with Matt and his guest welcome back to sales pipeline radio. WanNa thank again our sponsor for this episode male tag I I if you are using g mail and you want to have a very simple but effective tool to track when your prospects are clicking accessing your email and you want to be able to access that into your C._R._M.. And do that without a lot of bells and whistles to do a very quickly easily I if he quit chrome extensions and I wanNA thank the folks that Neil Dot I._o.. If you go to Middletown Ohio and you use the coupon code hines easy Rienzi you will get half off their product for life so things I oh you know Jeffrey. <hes> speaking of Jeffrey get emerged today. He's the king of sales numerous books including the new book. This probably gonNA surprise you now. <hes> when I was in fifth grade I ran for student. Body Treasurer of my elementary school in my campaign slogan was fifty eighty seven varieties of honesty. Oh that's cool. I Have Mundi cool. I have absolutely no connection that I know of the actual hines condiment company but I've milked it for as much as I can throughout my career Oh yeah something they were. One of the world stairs sponsors sponsors in nineteen thirty nine. You should look up the brochure vying for five or six bucks a pop beautiful really no yeah look at. Maybe something that you can use. My wife is a teacher for an her maiden name is McDonald's and remember you know one of her students when she told people getting married and what her name would be nice year they said well that makes sense. Catch Hamburgers together. That's what your business part is but if it doesn't look like the label tetrapod or something drastically wrong with you well well it's funny you bring that up because inadvertently and I and I promise inadvertent but like from the very beginning our primary Colorado website has been red and cool. I mean we designed our logo. A few years ago intention was to make it sort of kind of a fancy looking funnel but I'm wearing a sweatshirt with our logo on it when I wear it on a plane. It looks like a single catch it. Just it just looks like catch us. People assume that it's from the people and they also little. I don't know I wanNA talk show recognizable bowl. I appreciate you joining the show again today. We've been talking about the new book truth. Living the first writings of Napoleon Hill you can find it on Amazon and we're all find books are sold hardcover kindle audio book and <hes> I. I love it because I mean this is what I love about what you've done. Here is you've taken taking some of the universal from the lesson that passed down from Napoleon some of the early work that he's done well more looks like thinking grow Ridge and others were published. You talk a little bit about where this is come from and Taco some of the other stuff. You're working on these days. He's GonNa you've got other books in the in the process. You're you're constantly around the around the world speaking. I've been checking out your new podcast now. It's about a year old and we're at about the I think this monthly passed a hundred thousand downloads. Wow pretty it's pretty amazing. PODCAST that we call our listeners diehards we of course have the little vans you know the wrist bands that says sell our guy yeah and it defined sales you sell or you're dead. There's no sense of rice sales. This is true almost win a deal. You have some nothing those are the Yoenis. What is your approach to content diversity? You got a blog. You've got be podcast. You Bet the book been very intentional diversified families to get your message out yes. There's no one channel that brings me my business. Although I will tell you a lot of it now comes from my social channels <hes> you know most most people brag about the fact that they got eighteen hundred connections Lincoln Twenty eight thousand connections and others and some thousand dollars on twitter and five million Disney channel the phone rings and someone will say either. I read the Little Red Book of sailing or I read the Sales Bible or I read the Gold Book of Yes attitude or I follow me on twitter. I follow him on lengthen. I listened to your podcast. You can't just have one thing you have to have enough diversity so the one someone Google's goals. Hey I need somebody who's an expert in sales. The name POPs out right and if it doesn't is because you haven't posted enough about your expertise and I don't want to say this Brag. I just WanNa say this fact. I've delivered about twenty five hundred corporate seminars over the last twenty three years. I've never made a phone call. Everybody calls in wants to buy people don't like to be sold that they love the by. I don't actually mark phrase and that's the challenge that you're fishing in the marketplace who knows. Was Houston salesman who you know sales as soon as you and that's the way it works in this. You know you already unitil I was before we ever talk on the phone. Absolutely you probably have one of my books or two and you probably violate my copyright law and you go out and deterring the question about that. I think about some of the stuff humor in Little Red book telling. I don't know very many fails. We don't have that no library right and so once you once you read something and wants to become invent something and you believe in it because part of who you are are you start using that language how you think about that from Fattier of maintaining control of Your I._T.. And your language with allowing become part of the nomenclature of sales which really ends up writing business about you I assume I- trademark things I copyright things and still people take liberties control that but if you look at any one of my books you'll see that if there's a full page quote though also in my name is a bottom of so I don't let people simply topping myself without seeing my name and very very important if you look up to the little redbook showing just opened up the books if they copy page it doesn't I see the title it says the title and my name every single page and it's designed specifically that way because I know people are GonNa take liberties. I know somebody's GonNa say here's how you network. You're saying you ask questions. Here's here's how you close deals. Here's how you get leads which I'm okay with that as long as they say my name and I've become known synonymous lily. I'm making sales design names myself. Nobody else took the title of valid. I took it and if someone thinks they're good enough challenge me. I'll step down he these are the rules are challenged ready. We vote to seminar in front of a thousand people same day we each put fifty thousand bucks in cash at the end of the stage the audience goats winner-take-all and somebody else could become the sales all they gotta do beat me right simple right pretty simple phone if they want take my challenge then you know I'm happy to do it I would love to do it is a good lesson. That words are one thing. Where did you on a page? One thing young Billie Joe Yeah really the differentiator. We got a couple of minutes here with Jeffrey Dahmer The let me let me the secret. I'm good as I am is. I'm a student of what I do. Everyday and I love what I do. Everyday and if you don't love what you do you can never rise to the to the greatness you're hoping for absolutely all players to the to the hall of fame or are they gonna be all star Game. They WanNa be the best and they're the most passionate about your personal question as we run out of time here and I'm GonNa ask you to. You're the only because in your bio some hoping and it's going to be alright you saying your bio that you say. My name is Jeff Salesman on the Dan. I'm a college dropout and I wanna ask you about the Middle One. 'cause you talk about in your bio. Your your your daughter's you patients. I would love to hear pound your approach to selling in whether patients has become tom part of your sales approach in on what you're taught us well four daughters and four granddaughters well and to see on say and two female dogs. I have all girls all the time and you turn yell at girl. Is there drew. You have to have the patience to say my patients was tried as an early father when the kids do something wrong I two choices could yell at them or question them and I chose questioning and this it was very simple ISO happen and you know this is sometimes the best thing you could have done and they go no I said what do you think you could have done the a little different and while we tend to done this this I said we'll as you do that next time. Yeah I said well. Let's do that and <hes> and the problem is that we as parents had zero patients. You know you you have an iphone or some reasonable. Passionately doesn't work as well and you call Cossato's you call from Seattle to Charlotte and the call three seconds to go through and you're tapping the phone like why is it taking so long but how does it know. How did you do like a miracle? Oh Okay Yeah we as a society have no patients Domino's pizza delivered in thirty minutes or it's free. Everybody wants it now. Everybody wants from NAPA and growing up in that society. You have to have the patience and the structure to be able to perform in that environment right. I've learned if I being that hey we are unfortunately at a time the they only half hour now we keep going. We didn't really get back to students Seattle but we'll have to do that again sometime for those listening if you want to learn more about Jeffrey you can check him out all of his books out quite frankly Amazon new book living the first writings of Napoleon Hill and to learn more about you know you got tons of content your podcast. Where's people check you out directly well in the show which I'm sure you're gonNA put in there? <hes> just took the Amazon linked to truthful living or the link to get him or dot com or get them learning academy dot Com and that that that would make the happiest down last question for you two two thousand eight yeah prediction for the Philly Philly's will hit the by the Enfield's on apply for the first half of the year like they normally do and then they will die this year. We made it already September before we dive good yeah. Hey wait. Wait wait now but the Eagles Eagles will took the seahawks pass into the dirt where they belong the auction pam their coach. What does this for some reason? I just don't like the guy it was the only time I ever wanted New England again and they you lost on the dumbest call of apply in the history of sports this goal marshawn Lynch and you test the ball himself. He's talk about that. That's painful. He I apologize but some plain issues for any argument with that well yes what works we would have call them genius. Oh my God would Komo on Marshawn Lynch Tina for that. What did you have an hour away over time you later earlier this again not playing well? We I humane reasons why the type of that for sure hey thanks very much joining pipeline radio. We'll be back here next week at eleven thirty Pacific Thirty Eastern for more great guests on behalf of jeopardy and Migrate Bruiser Paul. Thanks for joining us this pipeline.

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Introductory Note: William Hazlitt

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01:20 min | Last month

Introductory Note: William Hazlitt

"Introductory note william has lit seventeen seventy eight to eighteen. Thirty was the son of a unitarian minister. He went to paris in his youth with the aim of becoming a painter but gradually convinced himself that he could not excel in this art he then turned to journalism and literature and came into close association with wordsworth coleridge lamb hunt and others of the romantic school. He was however of sensitive and difficult temperament and sooner or later quarrelled with most of his friends though worshiper of napoleon whose life he wrote he was a strong liberal in politics and supposed himself persecuted for his opinions of all has. Let's voluminous writings. Those which retain most value today are his literary criticisms in his essays. On general topics his clear invitation style rose at times to a rare beauty and when the temper of his work was not marred by his touchiness and egotism. He wrote with great charm and a delicate fancy. The following essay shows in a high degree the tact in grace of has let's best writing and his power of creating a distinctive atmosphere. It would be difficult to find a paper of this length which conveys so much of the special quality of the literary circle which added so much to the glory of english letters in the first quarter of the nineteenth century.

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Real Life Goal Setting with MEGA Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Banker Steve Currington | From Startup to $250,000,000

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

31:47 min | 1 year ago

Real Life Goal Setting with MEGA Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Banker Steve Currington | From Startup to $250,000,000

"Goals there have been some super famous goals over the years, but none more famous than the nine hundred ninety nine women's World Cup winning goal I brand digesting. So in fact, that reenacted it. You realize it, yeah. I took the film crew here. We went out to a soccer field and we. We did the whole Shebang wow. Roll it. Say couldn't. The world. On this next. CHASTAIN will take. This brandy. ME. Oh? Yeah. My goal is. A? Little queasy you and watch the video to make you feel better. visit images just. Seared? The brain. You Welcome. Don't need a celebrity narrator to introduce this show. This show. to May. Eight kids co created by two different women. Thirteen multi million dollar. Businesses Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to thrive time. Shaw. Nelson. Yes. Yes, yes, and yes thrive nation on today's show. We're joined with an incredible guest Steve Current and how in the heck are Ya. Oh I'm amazing Mr. Klay well I'm excited because this is i. know of the show will come out and probably. March ish, but this is the time of the year where people are setting goals. This first quarter of the year people are setting big goals. And you and I have been working together for How long now? Oh man along since two, thousand, two, thousand, twenty, two, thousand, and twenty, and we've been working together since December fifteen, so this about five timber will be five years. Okay? Yeah, it's so. We have some really cool stuff to celebrate as we talk about goal setting, so we're GONNA, make this very realistic very doable. Jason! Why do we always site what we say? Why don't we just you know? SPEAK IN GENERALITIES? What do we have real clients on our real show to talk about their real success? Because it's proof, everything that we talk about everything that we do isn't just this ethereal idea. We want to show that it works so we give people proof that it works okay so real life goal setting with the mega multimillion dollar mortgage banker Steve, Kerr Steve Yeah Napoleon Hill once wrote. A goal is a dream with a deadline. And today we're interviewing you this successful mortgage banker. Let's talk about how much Sales did you do last year? How many how much sales volume did you do? Because some of our people out there listening, don't know. The mortgage industry, but basically to tell me if I'm wrong. You guys get like a one percent commission, ish, one and a half percent commission ish for a on the loans Greg Yep so. If I do one hundred thousand dollar loan, you're making fifteen hundred bucks, and you're doing a three hundred thousand dollar loan. You're making forty five hundred bucks right, so talk to me. How much revenue did you do in mortgages? This year? We did right at twenty million. Million in loan volume twenty, million, the Tulsa branch, so for people out there that aren't really good with the whole math game. That's fine we're. GonNa Samatha here for you, so this would be approximately approximate about three hundred thousand dollars of income. We could speculate that you were able to pay taxes on right and so this year. We've got some big goals right? Yep, talk to me about this year. We were just talking that this year. You WanNa go for. What's the total this year? What's the big goal? We're going to go for fifty I. think will eclipse that, but we've dollars. Yeah, we've got some so for about, and you know this, because we obviously, we've been working together for the first from sixteen until pretty much the beginning of nineteen. Much of my time was spent in what we built fourteen websites for TLC. We rightly rebranded the entire company laid the foundation. Put everything in place from website forms to building the call center to like you name it. We did and then in the beginning of nineteen. I just Kinda refocused my efforts on back to what I'm really good at which is originating loans and just in nineteen from from eighteen to nineteen, we increased by sixty six percent in loan volume that we did. In in Tulsa just in our Tulsa branch, so but some of that work that we did was through. You know doing dream one hundred and building relationships and taking some time to really target some top producing. Teams or people that are selling a lot of real estate, so let's talk about this for a second. Napoleon Hill who is the the guy behind thinking grow rich. He talks about how you have to emotional is. The goals. He says positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. So Jason Let's talk about tech. You've had some great clients. You've worked with this year through. WHO HAVE A little doubt? They show up with a little bit of doubt little bit of doubt. Why can't they bring a little bit of doubt and a little bit of faith to the same conversation because they're contradictory ideas like? If you say you have faith in the system, but you doubt it. You don't have faith system, so if you have faith in the system, but you doubt it. You don't have faith in the system so Carrington over here. This is why people ask me all the time. Why do you guys only take on one hundred and sixty clients? Steve. Can you speak to this? Why why I only take one hundred and sixty clients? Because you're? You're a client, but I'm sure you've figured out at this point. Well Yeah I think one is that it is. Becomes exclusive that there's people that want to hire you that either because you don't WanNa hire them or ripe, for other reasons, you limit how many clients you'll take on because if you just had an unlimited amount of depth to be able to take on anybody and everybody, it would essentially could create less value. For you and your team, but you've got emotional is your goal, so let's talk about this. Okay? So Napoleon Hill wrote all thoughts which have been emotional. And mixed with faith. Aka expectancy began immediately to translate themselves into physical equivalent. So when we talked about your business five years ago, it was a start up my correct correct, and you just did twenty million dollars of revenue this year. Twenty, hundred twenty million dollars of loan volumes just in Tulsa accompany. We grew from just from eighteen to nineteen. We grew by one hundred forty nine percent. So, what did you do as a company? I okay so I. I don't have the exact number because I don't really care. How much is it? Is it like the what's the total? Weren't supposed to be pessimistic. Say when I started we as a company, we did about sixty million dollars in volume in fifteen year that I yeah right when I stopped in sixteen I think we increase that to about ninety million and so it's gone up incrementally send, but just in from eighteen to nineteen. We probably went from. For about one hundred million about two hundred and fifty million so again. We'll make sure we're getting this. If you're out there, let's scoring at home. Okay folks from us from initial phone conversation. This is a startup thing to two hundred fifty million dollars revenue right here just just in Tulsi, twenty million dollars and right now we're talking about goal setting that those are. These are huge numbers, but let's talk about how we're going to set those goals. Clint Howard a good to see you so this what we're gonNA. Do we need to set smart goals? We heard this before. We've been to the motivational seminars. We've all heard this. You GOTTA set. SMART goals s stands for. Specific Split Civic. M stands for measurable measurable. Aren't specific, Steve Why do we have to say right now? We're going to fifty million dollars of revenue in twenty twenty where recording this show on the first of the year right? A lot of people were taking the day off. We don't know what that is up here. We turn our goals into reality. We do not lament about politics and religion while enjoy exclusive thing called poverty causing holidays. We keep it going but specific. Why do we specific about the number? Because otherwise. It's not specific, so you don't know what you're aiming at. If you said I want to increase what I did and then measurable. Why does it have to be immeasurable S. M.? A. R. T. measurable. Wider. Your goals to be measurable. What do we have to actually track? Because then you can break it down so that you know what you need to do. Over time, so if I needed to fifty million that tells me what my monthly gold needs to be. That tells me my weekly gold needs to be. That tells me what my daily goal might need to be, and you can track it, and we do all the way down to the number of phone calls that you make so you're saying that actually tracking is a good thing you don't you? Don't dodge the whole tracking game. No, why? Because one Clark will kick my ass, to. I know that if I don't track it, then you just kind of have this. Feeling about how you got four, you're at which takes us back to why we only have one hundred and sixty clients. 'cause I'm not going to sit there and try to motivate your ass correct if you're not going to do the stuff, get off the field I. Don't need you. I don't want you. Michael is to help people that are sufficiently motivated. You Monitor. Coming to my conference to get motivated, that's a different show that's called Tony. Robbins. That's called Gary Banner Chuck I'm all about real results. I don't care about how you feel I want you to leave. My conference pissed enrich. Lead GonNa hate that guy, but I'm making need motivation. You need discipline. That's what most people think I need to get motivated. Disciplined is what you need to do. Motivations of feeling, right? We got renewed feeling every morning. That's between you and TJ. Are you in God or Tony, Robbins or you and grant card, and these are all great people I'm not that guy I teach this Pacific system, so one s to be specific in. Three actionable it has to be something you can actually apply which we teach each and every show actionable four. It's got to be realistic. It's got to be something can actually happen. We're going to go from twenty million to two hundred, billion, two hundred. billion. That's not realistic. We've got a lot of people that want to sort of army set unrealistic goals, and it's kind of a dysfunctional leadership. Thing is what I would call it. It's where you get in the room with your team and you say guys. This is going to be the year of massive success. We're GONNA. Fail successfully I recorded little audio parody for the listeners here I'm going to queue this up, so everyone can hear. This is what bad leadership sounds like this is what bad leadership do you have audio of me? Audio is about the. Makita about this works. All right. I've been to the mountaintop. And I got something to say tonight. I'm unveiling the new long-term profit goal. Are you guys ready for this? Drum roll, please. This is going to blow your mind, okay? This is what we're GONNA do good. Thirty million dollars. There's only two of us. We need sixty three thousand in gross sales last year. That's everything. I'm a visionary. Get what you're witnessing right here. This is leadership I'm looking at where we're going to be twenty thirty forty fifty years from. Henry Fonda when he invented the model t where they sitting around going. We're going to build this car. No okay. They got their hands dirty, that grabbed the bull by the horns, and then the killed it. What's plans? Step one. K. We're going to maximize efficiency number to write this down step one number two number two. Step three. In most vacation, I'm also vacations. You guys follow those steps. We're going to hit our goal by the winter of twenty thirty two. Okay, what an incredible Christmas! That'll be all right. Now Awesome. I'M GONNA. Hit the links Oh. Daddy likes. I've had a lot of time on my hands is a mole sophistication. It's extra evenly dispersed me substance through a given surface their own. Hair. God All I'm saying is so you've got us at specific measurable actionable realistic? Goals and to be time sensitive, so Jason we've an Polian hill quote kind of a long form quote free to read this to us with great Alacrity my friend go for. A Carnegie or a Rockefeller or a James J hill or a Marshall Field accumulates a fortune through the application of the same principles available to all of us, but we envy them and their wealth without ever thinking of studying their philosophy in applying it ourselves, we look at it a successful business in the hour of their triumph and wonder how they did it, but we overlook the importance of analyzing their methods, and we forget the price. They had to pay in the careful and well organized preparation that had to be made before they could reap the fruits of their efforts. So we're saying that most people out there look at somebody who's successful. And then they want to be successful, but they don't WanNa. Take the time to break down. How they did it steed. Can we give away all of our secrets real? Quick here because. We love. We know that even if you live in Tulsa area one. I'm not going to coach because we're already working with the sorry suck. And how many? How many people in Tulsa tried to reach? Everyone of all of them have reached out to try to get us to work with them. We're not going. To is every time they do. Clay calls me head. Just want you to know. There's a guy that was in here yesterday. You probably didn't see him, but case you hear I didn't know that he wanted to hire me. To help them along. Most recently after he had somebody who showed up, and he said that he was in the Real Estate Industry and wanted some coaching on how to close more deals, and he implied that he was a real tore sneak in, doesn't we met? I said, are you a mortgage guy goes absolutely. I just wanted to get that meeting and I was like. The reason why I I again I only work with one per industry per city, one hundred sixty clients. It works, but let's go ahead and teach everybody out there the system. Yeah, because you can't executed anyway, so go ahead. I'll give you the whole outlet. All even hey, come off, said one hundred I I'll print it out and highlight it for you. Fund the Great Barrington Story. You did this a true story a few years back. You said Clay I would like for you to go ahead and work with my direct competitor. Because I just want to see the futility of their efforts. Actually set. He said. I, want them to be a client of yours. I don't know I. Don't think they're in the business anymore. They all. I'm saying that we've you're out there. Listening you are diligent doer, you can go to thrive time, show dot, com and apply to become to become a client and through the application process we will do. A thirteen point assessment I say I will personally Jason. Why do I personally do the assessments one you a vet and make sure that it's somebody who's a diligent Dur. You have a very good way of vetting people laying Christina in Boston. Your client Super Great Lady Awesome. Kevin with multi claim also great guy grinder. I mean you have so many great client? So so we're going to do now is we're going to teach everybody the system to grow a mortgage, not by the way there are hundreds of action items. We're taking cedars. Hundreds of things we did, but I WANNA. Walk you through how we're. GonNa this year. Set how we're going to get to that big goal of fifty million right? One we create a dream one hundred the Jason what's a dream. Hundred German hundred is a list of people that will completely change your life by reaching out and doing business with them. Okay, so when you create a dream, one hundred list of people that you want to do business now Steve if you one hundred list. Why do you WanNa put people that you're not currently working with, but you want to work with. Because that would increase the amount of business that you're getting because you would then be getting business from someone that you're not currently getting so. I think five years ago. You said I wanNA work with the largest home builder in Oklahoma Yup, and I believe that you diligently faithfully comedic Louis. Persistently. Aggressively Perhaps annoyingly passionately. Reached out to them every week every week every year every week every year every week every year every day every week every week for the year every week for the month every week every week for five years Yep, and now now shaw homes has been referring you deals right, and now you. This year will probably bring this year realistic to say Sean. Homes based on the current sales and what's in the pipeline properly, Shaw who, when I first started working with them per year referral by the way Doug exactly that's how deep I got on the dream one hundred. Steve referred them to me. We've grown them from thirty seven million and we just passed eighty, million, two, thousand and nineteen. And we're, we're on board though we're on on track to hit a hundred million dollars in sales. In raise the year twenty twenty and you're going to get about sixty percent. Of those referrals based upon because they refer you, but they can't. You can't require a buyer to us you. Know, but they incentivize them, and it makes it easy, but they have four preferred lender, but some people are going already know a guy already have a mortgage relationship, my cousins, a banker, whatever, but if we conservatively say sixty percent of the referrals go to you in, they sell conservatively eighty-five million dollars of houses. And then you factor into that another ten million dollars of production, just word of mouth. Glance Google year definitely, we have a very good friend of ours. Who just recently no-brainer reached out to you to get a mortgage for a mega house? That's pretty cool because you're the best. Now. HOW DO WE Steve? Why do you believe that our mutual friend reached out to you and decided to use U. versus the other people because again? Five years there's a lot of other mortgage people that have been just just kind surviving the last five years. Why would he who could use anybody in town? Why would he go to you? I think it's because I've built a relationship with him. I've done a couple deals for. people in his family, and just gotten to know him and I. Stay in touch with him and I care about making sure that relationship and you know three or four years ago. I didn't know that this person was going to. Call me in three or four years to buy a massive house, which will probably be the? Largest individual loan that I do in two thousand and eight twenty sweet. You just don't know, but you just stay in. You know like. Just work relationships in touch with them, and what I found too is with within thrive. There's a lot of other. Business owners that think and act like I do and like you do and they believe in the system that that you teach, and so you have a lot of common ground with people like that, so when you meet people that are within the thrive group they think and act like you, and then they wanna work with people that that think like them and the work like them so proverbs twenty nine eighteen reads this tour proper twenty nine eighteen reads proverbs by the way a book in favor of action, pro verbs in favor of action where there is no vision, the people perish but. He that keep the law happy as he. Now I've been working on my own. It's it's not it's not a Bible. That'd be sacrilege added the Bible, but this is a clay twenty nine eighteen. Is that sound fair? Just call it. L. BIB LB. Yeah this. If. You don't want deep search. And you! WanNa book strictly on making money I eventually should do that. Just this isn't clay. Clay L.. Don't worry about it. So. People, figure out that it's. Backwards I Second! Klay Twenty, nine eighteen. You might say well what's? Klay Twenty nine seventy data, yes, clay. Read all right so. I tell you what this is from the book of Bob, actually through Second, book of Bob Twenty Nine. Okay, but here's the second second two thousand eighteen reads without a visit them. Your digital marketing presence will perish, so step one home. He's out there. Make that dream one hundred list and diligently follow up until they cry by all right step to though. You gotta get video reviews every week. Jason why because you need actual proof of actual customers, speaking about how amazing you are second, you gotta get optimized images of V. I. V. isn't video. Reviews I as an image is optimized every week. Why do you want to get that on your map and your website? Extra. WHAT THE LAWS ARE DOING! They take off. What eight of the twelve available spaces on page one of Google with having videos and you search for Joplin gyms. Those guys are dominating Charles. If you're listening I mean how come you don't have like ten out of twelve. Maybe, you're just not as good as you. Ask is more search engine content Steve. Why do we have to add new content? What do we have to add at least twenty four articles a month to your website? Because, it's new fresh content about the subjects that were experts at and then M Jason. Why do we have to get more reviews? Because if you stop or even if you get none, your competitor will surpass you so here we go. You got the v. yet the I got the S. you got the M you've got to gather. You've got the s video reviews. Images optimize search engine content more reviews Laura. That's how you grow a business. That's how you set goals. That's how you get in control of your life. You want to be a tender. A pretender you want to be somebody who just runs around with your head in the Ted talks blender. Don't come to our conference, but has somebody out there. That wants to implement and diligently apply something. If you're somebody who says, you know what I'll try it for a month or two and I'll see get out of here, but if you're somebody, he wants to stick around for five years of domination. You gotta join. You got to join the team. And then once you start having success I lot of times feature our clients on the show and one thing I like to do is I like to lower our clients to Kinda share with our five hundred thousand listeners. Something cool they're working on. Trying, to create some more exposure for our listeners out there for our. Clients to share direct traffic towards what they're doing. And what website for your Tulsa based branch of total concepts it is Steve Current, DOT COM Steve Curry just one name dot com. Here's the cool thing if you just search Tulsa Mortgage Tulsa mortgages, or pretty much about anything because of our five years that we work with clay and thrive war top for everything, so I don't even. Even tell people anymore like i. won't even tell them. Our company name I'll just be like look. Just go to Google and put in Tulsa mortgage because we're at the top, but we have literally five times as many reviews anyone else. That's even close to us, and we're actually up at the top of the organic results for about every so I just got my seo report last night. Oh Yeah. We're working on here. See that's crazy, but I got my report and we're literally like at this point. Trying to be top for like the most random. Searches that are done like twelve times a month because we just are dominating. Everything, we have six hundred ten reviews now on her six hundred ten reviews on the telephone number three number three. Okay, let's think about this for so step. One was making one hundred list and follow up every week until you get those referrals through step. Two step to was the visit video reviews the optimized images, the search engine content the more reviews on Google now. The final step is you WanNa overdeliver until you get overpaid. Napoleon Hill says when you overdeliver eventually you'll be over. Paid on the bathroom door love, it's my favorite so what you have to do, though because remember just Steve. Do, you remember Your Dad. Yeah I remember. What's Your Dad's name Dennis? How did your Dad I meet me? Do you remember telling you the story, or or do you die story? Yeah, I, think he met you at the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce when you won the small or the young entrepreneur of the year award from the tower. Yeah Your, Dad was at the chamber. It was his role at the Chamber of Small Business Development Director from two thousand to two thousand eight, and so I had to get his stamp of approval before receiving that award from the SBA they had started off as the. The Young Entrepreneur of the Year award twenty years old hearing am twenty seven. Now Meeting your dad again. He looks just like Sean. Connery by the way do that. Yes, so I got a host Sean, well so I want you to do right now. is we I want to read this quote to you and Jason I. Want you to explain what this what this means to. You got it so Napoleon Hill the best selling author bestselling self help. Author of all time reads diversity of early this quote to you, he says. You can start right now where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service. Than Than Service than you are now being paid for, so you can start right now where you stand in apply the habit of going the extra mile rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for remember I met your dad a long time before I met you and if I had F- up on I say F. Fooled around. If I had missed that, then your dad would have probably said. Avoid that guy, right? We would probably not be sitting here talking. He's still said that Jason. What does what does it mean? What does the habit of rendering more service mean to you? What does that mean to you? We'll going back to over delivering as you can do just the base of what your business is expected to do. If you're a landscaper, people can. Can Pay you eighty bucks for you to mow their lawn, but if you're the guy who also shows up and does edge work, and then branches, and leave for movable all for the same price, and you're not even asking for anything different. You're just solving a problem for somebody eventually. You're going to get more leads from that. Because you over deliver. You're going to be able to offer more services. People are going to offer to pay you more. How you Steve over deliver total and concepts, I mean because there's a lot of banks that have banker's hours, you know where you call to apply for a loan, and if it's Christmas Eve or the day after Christmas or if it's New Year's Eve or new, year's Day or Saturday you get a voicemail. How you are a different than a typical banker. Well I just I love what I do. So I work constantly. I worked twenty, four seven I worked literally. Every day. I have not taken a day off in. I mean I've traveled like in the last few months, but I didn't a day off when I traveled. I still worked. Like remotely like I do a lot of times, but yeah you just. We don't work banker's hours. That's the be a standardized for. Most people are you know when you've done the Shaw Homes Group be? Do, you tell people is like you know. If. You're going to sell a house and you work for Shaw in you. Don't WanNa work, nights or weekends, then you're GONNA fail because most people work during the week and the time that they're deciding to buy a house is in the evenings or on the weekends, right? It's the same time that people are like when they're trying to buy houses. They're doing what they're getting referred to a lender to get pre-approved, so they can see what they can buy. And there's many lenders that just aren't available so like I got one out of the Oklahoma City Group. She'd text their their preferred lender at the time in that area on Saturday at like three in the afternoon, and then he didn't respond, so she messaged me I got right back to her. She told me Monday that she got a text back from him on Sunday night at seven PM. That said Hey. Get hold of me Monday I'll help you, and so because of that I got a three hundred and fifty thousand dollar purchase that someone's so you. You know four grand. Yeah, because I answered the phone because I was like I was available. Whenever the the client is ready to do it because some guys just think well. Here's my hours and I work eight to five and. Come into my branch, and then you can get your mortgage, but we just that's how we're different, so what I WANNA! Make sure we're getting out of this folks is we're trying to teach you specific goal setting moves, but then once you've set the goal. You've gotTA activate. We've got to get beyond the this idea of having yet. Another meeting about another meeting about meeting about the strategy, we've got to start to take some action and Steve. You had a vision about a year and a half ago two years ago to start a youtube channel Yup called what Lambros Lambros L. A. M. B. R. O. S.. It's my Bros that Dr. Lamb bows and I'm not saying I I'm honestly I do not endorse the channel. I'm going to come out there and say I don't endorse. Let me tell you why you're gonNA love it or not it. Steve drives around the Lamborghini very very fast. I get a speed that could kill him in What's the fastest driven in that Lamborghini today? Ever. Well it says it will go to a one. So I had to test that. Two hundred one miles an hour nearly three, but who's counting today though today, though I only got it up to one thousand five, but that was just before nine am, so let's make sure we get this. You set a goal, you said I WANNA buy Lamborghini, and you've done it yet, but you also like to drive two hundred miles an hour, and you have a youtube channel essentially about that. Yeah and I remember one time in our meeting I is wanting to know you might die. As a result of this and you told me what you told me. I. Probably said good. I'll be died doing what I love. That's what said Yeah. That's what he said I. Don't Endorse Channel Look like. Someone crashes in their Lambeau and dies, and there was like Oh my God. That's so tragic and sad and I'm like I. Bet on a freaking smile on my face like right when I hit the wall or whatever. Six got a ton of insurance, but Today I, was running next to this Dodge Viper. He has a V. Ten I have a V. Ten and I was like bring it buddy, but he had to shut down one. Okay, so if you're out there today, and you're interested in vicariously driving fast through Steve Kerr. Check out the lambro YouTube Channel and guys. We looked at each and every show with a boom, but these mics are super hot on this. First of January twenty twenty when I'm. We are recording the show, so we'll just kind of back that thing up like juvenile and bringing it home here. Okay, already, go back. You like that back that thing reference. What we do that woman, won't you back that Thang? We do this. I think we can do it this way. As you playing with I think we can do this. I think we can do it. I think we can do back that thing up the edited version. Let's do watch this washes. JUVENILE DO! We'll end with a three so yeah. Right that up clay come on now. What's already coming in so hot? Get its exclamations weird. Every three. To One. Pull it through the paint wiggling it say. We'll start with just. Touching the canvas. You just the corner of the brush, just the corner. And begin pushing. Making the bristles been slightly downward. there. Look at that it nice little tree. And he lives right here in this brush. All you have to sort of push him out.

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Breaking Down 9 Napoleon Hill Notable Quotables (5 Hours After Wrapping Up The Thrivetime Show Annual Christmas Party) and Breaking Down Franchising 101

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Breaking Down 9 Napoleon Hill Notable Quotables (5 Hours After Wrapping Up The Thrivetime Show Annual Christmas Party) and Breaking Down Franchising 101

"Jason it is the day after the drive time show conference. Oh yeah I went to bed slightly before why I woke up today. That's right and we're breaking down. Nine Napoleon Hill notable quotas. If you're kind of dragging and you need a pick-me-up this show is going to be the ultimate motivator and truth telephones nine Napoleon Hill notable quotas get ready. GET READY TO ENTER BRIBE. Time show started from now on the talk to get what we got books hop on the books of wisdom in the father of five. That's bath so if you see my kids please tell them to see what you're talk to. What here we yes? Yes yes yes ask Jason Beasley. I would like to tell the truth. What time did you leave our Christmas party last night? We had a great Christmas party last night. On the sixty th floor of the city. Police Tower Aka the tallest building in Oklahoma. The Devon Energy Tower is listed as the tallest building Oklahoma but only has fifty two floors. We're on the sixty acce- you're on the sixty eighth floor. What time did you go down the elevators and cut quits Too early it was eight fifteen so you you my a friend or a man who has life balance remains class. You're a guy who's thinking about tomorrow. I did not make those choices. I should have been the guy who said you know what tomorrow Kuwait I mean. We were rocking. Last hour is having a lot of fun. And then a e. fought the literary agent for Elon. Musk his book She was their literary agent for the Subtle Art of giving a you know that book on the Book of Bad ass you can find at target that lady. The one who put out a Chris Kyle. I'll you know the American sniper. She was there in attendance at the. Were at the drive time. Show a Christmas party. That's as well as the award winning earning producer for the today show. was there Maryanne. Zellner was there. Oh Nice Michael Levine. The publicist of choice. Nike Prince. Michael Jackson Nancy Kerrigan. George Carlin. I did get a Chance Charlton Heston. Yeah I got a chance to shake. His hand introduced into my wife before I left. So okay he was there Eh. You were there and Clint Howard. Was There Clint Howard. How are you sir doing great buddy? Good morning what was the last time you were up that late clever. It's been a long time. And that was uh-huh so we're we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA bring unbelievable energy out there because we're going to do today show is much for us as we're doing it for you. We're doing today. Show 'cause there's somebody out there who you've had a tough week and this week has beat you up in. You need a motivator. You need an activator now for us. We had a great week but the conference when you are educating adults and had a growing business for two days And basically ten hours a day Jason Exploited Energy in the room. I off because if you WANNA get energy back you gotta put the energy out. Oh Yeah but explain the energy in the room. I am not a drug guy. Well if you were two ninety two bottle or encapsulate the energy from two of those days you could sell that and we could rival Z.. Leaf it is so incredible day. One I mean we had. We had a Santa Claus Santa Claus. They're both actually justin wren the featured on Joe Rogan and the Mike. Tyson podcast podcast. He's there dressed up like San. Nobody knew who he was. He was good Santa. He tied that beard right now. I'd like for you. If you can't Brag on one of your clients. Some who came from California. Oh yeah story with his business and your journey together because it was a magical moment seeing him in person Oh absolutely so Elliott Sampson is the owner founder of Samson sound and lighting. So he is by trade a musician. He's played drums. He was a studio musician and and through the process of him basically telling people how to hook up their recording equipment. Right he found. I'm really good at organizing sound. And then from that he built in his whole lighting and save production and rentals and so he does all these amazing shows in the Los Angeles California area. He just did a big show for. LA READS NEW LABEL HIT Co.. He's done stuff for the doors. Ores Chicago Steve. Aoki like dude incredible but he flew all the way out from L.. A. Just to spend two days with us and meet mcilveen talked to Mike Levin. Get all the system's Adams information from the conference and he loved it I I started him in February of two thousand eighteen. He was one of my first clients ever going on about a year and the second time around. He's just got. This blows my mind and now his company is called again. What what this company Samson sound and lighting Samson sound and lighting and Clint? I don't know if you've found to be helpful as a conference attendee or not but was it. It's fun for you to hear of the winds of people at the conference where we actually shared their growth rates making. That was my third Conference to ten in every retired. Go get some new. This new information or just seeks in more differently and you add new stuff to it every time but yeah it was awesome. It really just shows people and I gave you a great video video testimonial when I was yeah sure and they were asking you know who who would be someone that you would recommend should come to this now. It's like Ozzy anybody that owns the business or anybody. That's was thinking about starting a business because it shows you what it takes what to expect what to do how to do it in the irrelevant Senate but also shows you successes in here. This was possible if you're willing to do the work so if you're willing to do the work it's possible but what I wanna do i WanNa talk about what's possible okay. I want to celebrate. I WanNa talk about the end. The indie game. Then I want to go back and teach you how to get there but start with the andro quick Jason. I put the document wins that we shared at the conference bottom of today's show notes and like for for you to just read off the name of the company. The person's name that we coach the company's website and growth percentage. And if you'll do that until my I brain explodes because somebody out. There needs some winds in their life right now and I'd like for you to just read it with a lot of passion I'm GONNA do is. I'm going to queue up some epic pick music. You know to kind of provide that that backdrop that somebody needs all right. It's going to get them fired up because what happens is somebody out there. You've been stuck in the Rut so along the this is now your normal. Your normal is stuck and you need a pick me up or maybe you stated our Christmas party last night too long talking to e fought. Not In a Michael Levine. And you need to pick me up either way. We are your audio red bull this morning without the drop crash not gonNA crash here we go in fact. Our clients grow on average of thirty five percents a year and above a better. Sewer is the company Owners Jeff Watson website. WWW dot better plumber dot co DOT com. He from two thousand eighteen. Twenty nine hundred is up seventy nine percents. Ab Service Company owner Alan Brown website. AB AB service. Tulsa Ok dot com went from or he's up fifty one percent two thousand eighteen to twenty nineteen accolade exteriors Mr Stewart Weichel. Who was there yesterday? Websites accolade exteriors dot. com is up eighty percents. Two Thousand Eighteen to twenty one thousand nine action should heat and air. Mr Steve Westerman website is action. HVAC OKAY DOT COM two thousand eighteen to twenty nine he grew thirty five. Percents the super. CPA Amy Baltimore owner Baltimore website Ab Baltimore. CPA DOT COM She is up thirty. Four percents Christina Nemo's with angels touch up up in Cape COD WEBSITE CAPE COD auto body in detailing dot com from two thousand eighteen to twenty nine. She's up seventy one percent one. Oh back to basic builders. There's a Joe Berbie home remodeling Milwaukee Dot com up forty one percent surge. Barbie cookies KAT GRAHAM BARBIE COOKIES DOT COM is up one. Two hundred forty percents best buy window treatments autobody needs best buy window treatments is it. Ergen Ergen enroll all other way. You're on the floor. It doesn't really matter window treatments. That's with an s dot. com is up seventy six percents bigfoot restoration Mark Lucero and Stephen Small Small bigfoot restoration dot com. They're up twenty six percent bogart and sons constructions. Owner Andy Bogart website. Bogarde and sons DOT com. They're up thirty. Two percent sent breakout creative Chris. Dickson's that's a great name breakout creative company DOT COM. They're up fifty nine percent total. Bryant Armstrong Construction Inc owned owned by none other than Brian. Armstrong Bradburn Frank Construction INC DOT com. That's INC they're up fifty two percent see in our contracting Ryan killed a great great name Colorado Contracting Dot Com. They're up two hundred forty percents. Catalyst Communication Adam durant cattles communications group. I N C DOT Com. They're they're up forty four percent. I think you could bring it more than you could bring it bring. Somebody needs to bring it. I gotta get my inner. TJ Go here. We Go Cheney construction. It is Jim and amy. Cheney Cheney construction T X DOT COM. They're up nineteen percent citywide mechanical Taryn. Thomas Citywide Dash Mechanical Dot Com. They're up one hundred and eighteen percents yes. CK Electric Chad could kick the certified financial name wrong. CK ELECTRIC OMAHA DOT com. They're up twenty five percents Cola Fitness Charleston. AMBRA COLO COLO FITNESS DOT COM. They're up fifteen percents Compass roofing Robert All's Brooke and Sunny Ordinance come preserving moving dot com. They're up one hundred and three percent. Okay thinking about this. We're only on the seas that's right alphabetically we're still indices. I didn't I wasn't even thinking about alphabetical order medically medically speaking. We're still on the seas. We could do this forever. We could. We could do this but we have an entire show fifteen more just winning and winning and winning. We could do that but then people would say but clay. That's not fun. I need to know how to grow. Well nothing is as powerful as has it changed mind through. So what happens is when you are going down the elevator after midnight after Christmas party you understand. I'm going to yesterday uh-huh so at midnight last night. That was my twenty second hour of offering value to humanity but true because we did the podcast that morning because some of the conference said to me said. Hey Hey I wasn't able to hear the podcast recorded the Jill Donovan and Mike Levin and I WANNA know can I get it on audio and I said Yeah. Yeah let me do it by tomorrow that way that way you have it works. I don't know if I'll see him again. That miscommunication to happen so I woke up Aubrey yesterday. The two in the morning at two thirty in the morning this yesterday. Good morning to you my friend. How are you getting? It is three thirty in the morning. What time did you wake up today? Like to forty five so to what he wears to Christmas sweater. Oh it's a Christmas because tonight you're DJ. And the Christmas party. I was yesterday Dr Floor of Tulsa. Tha that was yesterday so I mean Then you then all of a sudden the alarm goes off at five today. I'm going Oh no oh no. That's because when you when you have a big like I want to start a business or I want to get up early or whatever the goal is and then you go. Oh No. That's what happened this morning. Oh no because when you Jason. You're talking about. Oh It's where you're like. I'M GONNA get up and record white because I have a half honor Mike commitments to myself. I in a commitment I do. Is I record every single Sunday. I do I just do it. Why 'cause I just it's a it's a commitment I've made myself self? It's a commitment I've made to listeners and we pump out shows a lot of chefs. What we do is what we do and so this morning I get up and I'm going I want to get out self you do? You owe it to yourself so if you you can treat yourself to a little bedside baptist You just go to sleep and then what you do. Is You Clint if you do that though. Let's say you you've said you go ahead and you set a goal but then you kind of lied yourself you told yourself itself I'm GonNa get up But then because you see this in the fitness game all the time it Tulsa fitness systems dot com. What happens when you say to yourself self self? I'M GONNA I'm GonNa follow this workout planner. I'm going to get up early. And then you hit that snooze button what happens well I mean a lot of people. They want success. They really don't want it bad enough so you don't get the results that you're looking for and you just kind kind of go through life. Mediocre Indie don't achieve the results. That are there that are possible. Sadly it's sad but we wanted to create positive habits. Okay so again. We have a Christmas party once a year. Guys I mean. We had all of our employees in the house and their spouses and then we got a conference. Attendees there's about four hundred people up there and We we committed to our employees to have that party Because they're used to that party. This is the part that we've committed to doing. We celebrate the winds. We've celebrated wins wins the year of the great recession. We had that we have the party and win big years but even in even years in her slow we still grow. We just have to work harder. Now let's talk about this for a second we've got nine Napoleon Hill notable quotable. I'm GonNa read the notable quotable. I'll actually I'm Jason. Have you read. The notable court will get it. I I want clint to break it down. And I'll tell you what One he's a source of wisdom Mr Clinton in the fitness game. For how many years now clint. Oh let's see eighteen years nineteen years you talk about battles of the mind of helping you get on the right track. He is an absolute source of wisdom and to my son asked me to get the crowd rocking last night and I did and I have a abused my vocal. I am here for the greater good. I mean I might sound like Joan rivers I light selling Larry I might sound like Dionne Warwick you remember Dionne Warwick the name sounds let me let alone rivers. I definitely let me Hugh Up Dion Warwick and I'll sing with her and I'll see if I if you can tell if it's me or Dionne Warwick because this lady she chain smoked relentlessly And wooden stop for forever and this is how she sounded here at the at the at the peak of her career. Let me just. Let's just voice here. We go Makita at the harmonica going. Here let's get that harmonica going. This is stevie wonder Subaru listeners needs brands out there was this voice. What's Voice of an angel voice changeable? Hurry up you can start to hear the smoke. The Ice John's Musalia therapist they come on. Uh Oh hell dude harmony can hey remember. She did the psychic network after that because she humorist Thomas ways she did the psychic network. Get out how do you not know how do you know this was she misses is it. I I am I live with entire life was planned on calling that number and ask you what. What am I going to do next with my life? What's going to happen? Remember those are things that work twenty four hours a day seven days a week matter when you call us I kick off friends. Pair of you at home will come into you from Minneapolis in the mall of America. Glad you quit smoking. Oh can make that announcement. Okay here we go read the first notable for US already. The major distinguishing characteristic of cosmic habit force is is that it forces all repeated actions to become fixed habits whether these be the thought of a man or the orderly movement of the stars or the coming and going of the seasons. Okay let's talk about this again again. Let's read one more time so Clinton break it down. The major distinguishing characteristics of cosmic habit. Force is that it forces all repeated actions to become fixed habits whether these be the thoughts of men or the orderly movement of the stars or the coming and going of the seasons. Okay Clint Clint. Let's talk about this to meet the major. Distinguishing characteristic of of the cosmic habit for us is that is that forces all repeated actions to become fixed habits. What what is he talking about? Yeah so I think your habits will dictate your success is what you do daily the little things you do every single day and I know you're much like I know exactly what I'm going to do every day. I think most people in today's society they just wake up every day and just work out of can a reaction. Just what's going on. And they just go through. Every every day not really having a plan for their workout for their learning studying their job they have no true success habits. Really that are scheduled that are on paper they can look at so. Let's give listeners right now. Some success habits. They can all apply right now. Jason we can take notes. I quoted action action steps that all of our listeners listeners can can apply and take right now one make a to do list every day every day every day day. Make it to do list. We talk about this at the conference. We talked about this but Jason The people that we mentioned earlier. All of the diligent doers. All of those that are growing their business. Yeah why do they all use. Why all use it to wisely a common denominator of all successful people? Oh It's what made them successful all of my my clients that are seeing massive growth over just a year working with me as they weren't using it to do list before and so like our earlier. Coaching sessions were a little rocky. Because we'd get through the week and make Oh. I didn't do any of that homework. which meant we didn't get any reviews? We didn't put any new systems in place we didn't do any invoicing. Or we didn't do any reconciling of the accounts. But if you put that on the list you know exactly what your plan. Because because most people your brain's not made to have that much bandwidth and as a business owner you two gentlemen can definitely voucher this. But there's so much going lives. You can't say you know what Clint Clint. I was supposed to do these things. Today I'm going to just remember them all off the top of my head and a lot of the clients that were returning to the conference or New People the second that they saw your to do list and then talk to people who use them. They're like that's what I've been needing it helps so much it really does now. Let's talk about this on our to do a-list From the conference we share the listeners. Some of the things that are on my to do list. I'm one giveaway trophies. You remember that I do. Those are great and giveaway way trophies. Too Big winners and I listed some of the big winners. I want to give away while listed Steve Kerr Renton. I want to celebrate him for firing. Everybody that's terrible doing the group interview sales scripting search engine domination. I wanted to celebrate Josh Wilson with Living Water Irrigation district in a great guy for being a great effort for growing from three hundred thousand dollars of gross revenue revenue to hunt to one point. Nine million Found out yesterday show homes actually grew from thirty four million over eighty million WANNA celebrate their success and want want to celebrate Paul Hood with Hood. CPA's I want to celebrate his growth. He's grown by four times. That's impressive since he's been a client. That's crazy Randy African the Mitch. Okay see I want to celebrate him by growing for growing my seventy percent you know. He was the first person to the conference on Saturday. Here's his weight. Now he beat most of the thrive employees choice to the conference. Saturday right right so the next habit I wanNA give everybody right now. Is You need to have a calender. Calender Clint what happens if you operate great. Without what have you tried to operate your fitness center. Tulsa fitness systems dot com without a calendar. Yeah you know if you ask anybody party. They'll tell you they're busy everybody's busy. Something's going to take up your time. You can have an empty calendar in a week when the week gets here. It's like okay. It's full so if you you don't know exactly what you're going to do something will occupy your time. We're all busy and so you have to know like you said the high priority task were the things that I have to get done to. They absolutely Louis have to be done. And then do those things otherwise you can just wonder on internet or just search just Kinda mess around in meetings so as being very diligent on the most important things to get done that day. Okay so a success habit. One is to print off a to do list to pronounce the calendar in three. You gotta get a burly gotTa design your the day you gotta get a Berlin design that day Clinton what would happen if you try to run Tulsa fitness systems without getting up and designing your day. I wouldn't have it. Wouldn't be successful. They probably be out of business. Like most businesses ninety. Six percent of businesses fail according to INC magazine. Ninety six percent fail we understand. We have a population relation. Three hundred and twenty seven million Americans sixteen million of which you are self employed that means again you have a point zero zero one nine three percent chance of your business business working for a decade and eclipse made it. It's been tough. But he made it and those daily action steps. I guarantee having to do list a calendar and getting getting up early in designing your date. It's powerful even on a Sunday so today I've got a guitar center in return the DJ system. Because my Sonia Sonja. He played a little bit of a game. Think he put the game meeting a power cord for his Mixer so he asked Steve Carrington to take him in. Steve's leaves Lamborghini to Qatar San Steve's shirt so they go to guitar center. Steve goes back to the conferences. As your son somehow bought a multi thousand dollar caller DJ system because he needed a cord. I helped him take it fresh out of the box. This is brand new. Yes and I I said what and he goes yes. He said he needed a cord but he might. As well upgrade that that is the equivalent of you said you know honey. We are a toilet paper. Might as well create the bathroom. I mean it's in the bathroom. Might as well build a new house logical. I mean he had returned that today I was GonNa wrap up my final Christmas shopping for my wife today today. got to do that. GotTa get some more. Boom hats made the new ones. We ordered they. They came in much of the company that made them because it could be. Aaron are part but they looked a little bit We could. We could sell them right. We couldn't even shown view their little light a little. I mean it was like we. We part of me wanted to cheer for them but when I saw them we took him out of the box. It punched me in the crotch emotion. There's a there's a particular is the fifty to fifty or whatever it's called that that is like the trademark and so they didn't have that we got to figure it out. I like the ones that have the farmer like Mesh in the back you know what. I'm saying like trucker head. Those are cool We we're we'RE GONNA WE'RE WE'RE GONNA nail it down. I tell you this we are going to nail down but I gotta get some boom hats today. Do that gotta gotTa finish my Christmas shopping. GotTa do this show today too. We got a call. Aw a great driver and twenty three minutes Oh who has the company called the Window Ninjas Oh Gabe yea nice you know why we gotta come. Because he is oh he had a question turnabouts franchise yes and you know what we you know. We did though when we talked to him. We said Okay and we put it in our in our notes on our to do list on a to do list it in our Calender calender and if we did not do that we would forget because last night when I was helping to illuminate the thrive nation on the fluids of having a good time I didn't think about during the interview. I woke up this morning. Oh yes I did and I got up. I look at my calendar. Went to do list that I had written previous to today and then when I woke up three hours after going to bed it occurred to me. This is what I must do today. And then because I have committed to getting the getting the Christmas gifts for my wife and two returning the Guitar Center thing and into interviewing Gabe and interviewing clint and meeting with you and Co hosting the show with you we did it. This right here is where most people's dreams fall apart got most people. They wake up clint and they had the idea. The thought impulse it two to one point. Hey I'm GonNa go I'm GonNa go to the Tar Center and I'm going to What was that and then I'm GONNA call who they don't call them and then get no hats and then they get no hats and they drop? Drop the ball They're dropping balls like PBS and boys. They're they're doing. That's not a move. That's a handsome and there's a gift I give to you. Thank you if I dj too much. Like I did last night. This is what begins. I'm going to start getting comes back when you've you've this kind of My my sign APPs is start firing at this level and you get everything becomes becomes a rhyme and it just becomes a a rhyme in a little little witty pretty little. But it's a it's a true fact and I'm sure there's a study out there but the more exhausted you get the funnier things are to you. In the funnier you become and the worst become too uh-huh dayquil on a sick day Bowie. One side effect of a dayquil mixture of labor clever. That's true and the second one is it will. It will make your hand coming up and you'll start to laugh lot. You're like that's amazing and it's amazing and then you've got it all of a sudden transitions. It goes over. The arked goes to the APEX. It's it's at the climax awesome cry and you're like why are you crying. You're too much dayquil do that to you too. Okay so to charge preneurs people do that to you to think about that. They're Clinton I mean. What is life like for some of the entrepreneurs out there that don't have a to do list? I don't have a calendar and they don't have the habit of having to listen to counter and designing every day. What what what does it? What is life like for these people? It's definitely definitely very challenging. So we know that entrepreneurship is very very challenging in itself That's when you do have to do listen to calendar so if you don't know you're probably not going to be in business very long but sadly people get overwhelmed. They have anxiety a very very high stress levels and they're just going through every day trying to figure things out. You have to figure things out. You're saying that not having to do list could cause anxiety. What you just said? No most definitely you just said are you being. Here's I most definitely wait a minute. Wait a minute wait now. This is good. This is getting ready. Means this is the definition. Read to you. It's your body's natural natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come wondering what I'm supposed to interview this morning. Am I supposed to interview someone this. We have a Christmas party. Did I think forgetting my kid at the mall. I mean there's all that kind of stuff so so yesterday Jason this agenda. This is why most people can't run a conference yet. All of our listeners can do it. You just can't do it yet yet. We had this lady at the conference right and she came up for her thirteen point assessment. She's an attorney and you know why she came up for thirteen point assessment. Jason did she wanted to potentially see about being a code or coaching. Yes and she was on the waiting list to be client and you know what the time was ever meeting was knows. What time was that it was yesterday it was yesterday it would have had to have been nine? Am France yeah nine. Am and we had booked that time before we booked conference so he had covered so I had to meet her during the Seo section. Oh yeah which is why we did. Seo At that time. Oh you see. I could've done seo search engine optimization breakouts at a different time. But I did it then because we booked US lady months in advance before before we even book the conference date. We this lady's assessment and the sweet lady has been on the waiting list for like a year and the thing is ready to put that rock in your schedule so you didn't call her and say hey we have to reschedule because we have the conference you stuck to that this is this. Is this right here. This is some good knowledge now. We've got a notable liberal quotable that I'd like a Jason Down the next one here and this is another Napoleon Hill Napoleon Hill notable quotable and. There's about seven people out there right now. Go I don't know Napoleon Hill Dionne Warwick is your show is not relevant. Okay if I were quote Justin beaver would that help. Okay think about this so Napoleon Hill was like the Justin Bieber of self-help back in the day. Everybody whose name he wrote. He's written more. His books have sold more copies than any other self help guy in the history of the world. Except for Jack Canfield the guy your chicken soup for the soul series. Jason want to guess. How many books? Jack Canfield is sold without googling it. I'M GONNA say he has sold somewhere. Two hundred sixty million. That's not true. I'M GONNA say one hundred and forty million you one hundred and forty million five hundred million buddy cheeses. This guy has sold sold a couple to every single person in the United States. Now it is when you're looking for for like a regrettable Christmas gift you're like. Oh Gosh my third cousin twice removed. He's going to be here for the holidays. What's a good song with? What's what's a good book to get? What's good what's he and you go to the bookstore? And you're like he's in college. It's chicken soup for college. So then your aunt is like aging and you look and you and she's like ninety ninety seven and you find chicken soup for the person with the Walker in the tent falls on the bottom of it's sole or chicken soup. Your cousin's neighbor is a mailman. And you're like chicken soup for the mailman. They have the title title for everything. Have you seen the have you have. You gotten a chance to go into those those book series before so we were talking about this the other day about like brand awareness and you guys mentioned you know if you you. There's a guy who has to question. There's a potential driver or somebody who somebody at the conference they asked. What do I do to get a book off the ground and you gave them these action steps? You said you need to get it to somebody who can influence Louis. It and I just made the Joke Oprah's book club Jaren and Josh Feldman we're like Oh my God. If ANYTHING'S ON OPRAH'S Book Club people are GonNa read it. My mom was a huge Oprah Fan. How Hashi devoured that book because it was the number one in Oprah's book club in like the mid to late ninety s and so? Yeah we're finding thinking what is this. This show is is going to be a show. You'll probably hear after this Christmas. This is get your ex Christmas. Yeah but think about this book. Gift ideas chicken soup for the woman soul chicken chicken soup for the teenage soul. Chicken soup for the preteen so chicken soup tough times and tough people. There's chicken soup for the dog lovers soul would I'm serious. There's one hundred chicken soup for the soul hundred one stories open heart and we can't know the spirit. There's chicken soup for the solo work. Chicken soup knows there's chicken soup for the for the soul. We got that there's Chicken soup soup for the teachers soul. There's chicken soup for dog. Lovers mentioned that there's chicken soup for the soul role. I guess there's a healthy dog food. I'm serious called chicken soup for the soul and it's like a classic chicken Turkey and duck recipe for mature dog. uh-huh crazy I mean. Jack Canfield way to go buddy chicken soup for the think possible. What does that? The thing threat says says chicken soup for the soul positive for kids. Chicken soup the spirit of Canada into into other markets. Chicken soup unlocking the secrets for two living. Your dreams okay. Wow chicken soup the miracle of love. Chicken Soup Lupu Christmas treasury for kids. I'm not kidding this guy. You want to rip until Mr Sloane for putting out like rocky forty seven. No we're mad at thanks to low to the what rocky nine or something We thought people want to rip on him for Beaten Heck on that series. I mean he's done. The equivalent of like this is like rocky fifty. Eighty seven is how he's done here this guy I'm GonNa start a kickstarter that is a movie hitch. Follow me here. Chicken Soup for the soul of the movie starring. Rocky Balboa just like ninety chicken soup for the soul the joy of Christmas chicken soup think positive. Live happy chicken soup for the Christian so arnold cells Christian okay chicken soup for the details of golf and sport. What chicken soup? The power of positive chicken soup I'm this is incredible chicken soup grain free savory sticks for your animals chicken soup Christmas magic chicken chicken soup in the power of yes chicken soup in the classroom. High school edition chicken soup for raising in the chicken soup for racist chicken soup what I learned from the dog in the world chicken soup time. The thrive. Oh there you go chicken soup pro. I guess chicken soup teacher tales chicken soup simply happy. Chicken consume miracles and more chicken soup for little souls chicken soup for the recovering soul. These are all all drinking chicken soup. The wonder of Christmas chicken soup for the soul. My resolution we've got a lot of reading here folks. I mean I can chicken soup for success. Chicken Soup for the soul. The mother's soul part to the sequel chicken soup for the prisoners soul. What yeah that's what That's one of the Malcolm X.. Rayed Museum prison right Oh my gosh. It's chicken soup for the soul cookbook. Hose kid super soul embrace as explore embrace your inner strength chicken soup angels. All around us was going on chicken soup for Christian kids know chicken soup for the soul. Diabetes spotted. aww Wilfred Gremlin chicken soup. Thanks to my mom. Chicken Soup for the soul. Divorce and recovery could could be some chicken soup for the soul animal tales. Chicken Soup for the soul. The cat really did that question. Mark what is going on. At what did he say. Chicken Soup for the soul and mother's Day celebration chicken soup for or the soul. I mean this is. It's a chicken soup for the soul curvy in confident womb. What chicken soup for the soul? RANDOM RANDOM ACTS of confidence. Of course he wrote of course five hundred copies is five hundred million titles one unbelievable all right all right. What's the next notable quotable who okay the truly great people have no such reality as idle time because they keep their minds geared eternally to patterns of constructive thought by this profound use of their time? They develop an alert sixth sense through which they look. Listen and see for him within Clint. Talk to you on idle time the importance of using idle time at all times to be thinking about how to go to the next level to solve problems and improve your life at improve your day. Talk to me about why it's important to us are idle time positively. Yeah I think And you know the numbers on this most people it shows they watch watch too much television and it's been too much time on social media is so they're not using their time to invest in themselves to study to learn to read Insure we all need downtown. But most people. Aw they work forty hours a week. They're they're like worn out man as crazy busy week to forty hours of working eighty hours a week. You know since I was like twenty two so people don't know they you don't realize what it takes to be successful as far as been in their time wisely even if they're not at work self-help and studying learning getting better so they have this free time and they just want to hang out and you know it's it's sad because you're not. They could use that time so much. More wisely to to grow and develop into always sharpening the sword or dislike your conferences last two days. I mean I've been to that a few times. I'm a client of your so a lot of information I've heard it but I still WANNA go. I WANNA I'll pick up a couple of nuggets. I'll network workout meet somebody new. I'll give something different every time from it. Insists is so valuable to keep learning. Jason does it ever not ask not to mention people that are really close to you. Anderson never bother people around you that now that you've trained your mind to become diligent. I didn't do any solution finder. Does it ever bother them that you during your downtime wanted to be productive does it bother people it does and it's what I find funny. Is People get very confused and now because I schedule my time like today. I've got a list of errands. I have to run so I could just do nothing on a Sunday and and say I want to relax before my workweek kicks off but I have a busy week so I have a limited time this week so I have a set window that I have to get things done so I'll be doing all those errands and most people say. Why don't you take Sunday off? But I get annoyed now when people say oh. I don't have time to do this. And then I look and they don't use it to do list and they have four to six hours that they're watching TV TV or sixteen hours there because you had a great statistic the other day some. What if I don't have time you pulled up the statistics of how often your interrupted today using your smartphone and how many hours ars of media people consume and if you call that out that sixteen hours of your day you get back? That's ridiculous to me. It is re thinking about this last night. We talked about this a lot though on. Should we talk about how your network becomes your net worth and I just want to give listeners. A real example that will blow your mind okay last night. I don't know who was at your Christmas his party but last night. We have a lot of these super successful clients that came to the Party and then we have the world's top literary agent at the Christmas Party. The world's top literary okay but clay by what standard. Okay let me just throw out some books here for you. Go to good target. We're getting mentally. Have you seen the Chris Farley. Show Book Chris Chris Farley show. Have you seen Sean. Payton coach of the New Orleans Saints. Have you seen his book. Have you seen the life and legend of Chris. Kyle the American sniper the book that inspired the movie. Have you seen the subtle art of giving a not giving an F.. Have you seen that book. Degree book have have you seen. I am Elon Musk. We've seen that book by Ashley Vans Have you seen. You are a bad ass. Have you seen these titles. Yeah the person who purdue. Have you seen ready player one. Oh yeah the person who is the agent for these Damon Johnny Damon John. Yeah Yep the power the power of broke. Have you seen his this book. And of course you have. Why because you've been outside ever the person who brought you? Those books was at the conference. I don't know who's your party now. Mike Levin the PR consultant for Michael Jackson Prints Nike President Bush President Clinton President Reagan. He's there the Emmy Award winning producer Sir of the today show Is that our holiday party. In even given that set of circumstances some people still nice when we when we say your network is your net worth. It still seems kind of vague. You know what blew my mind and I thought about it. I was driving home last night and even before I knew that he thought was there. I was talking to my wife and I go. Do you realize how much money was on the sixteenth floor of that building. What are you talking about like? You've got Clayton Z.. But then you've got not all of the client showing up master machine Josh with living water and everybody else there Mike. I'm extremely lucky too. Wait where I'm at like that is insane right. Five hours though after wrapping up our Christmas conference in Party and we now have have to do a show. Yeah we get to show we want to show exactly because we've committed to doing it. What does the next notable Corporal Jason Next notable quotable is? No amount of money could possibly Sibley be made to take the place of the happiness and the joy and pride that belonged to the person who builds a or who digs better ditch. who builds a better chicken chicken coop or sweeps cleaner floor or cook a better meal? Basically when you overdeliver you get overpaid and you feel a sense of pride but when you have money handed to you it kills your pride right. You WanNa Kill Your Pride get free stuff you WanNa kill your pride. Have it handed to you. You WanNa talk about proud people who built their own business and why are they pride because why are they prideful. Because they've woken up in the morning well before everybody else for twenty consecutive years. That's why they're successful. And that's why you're going to be successful. Mr Listener Mrs Listener. That's that's why you're GonNa win this year. Jason what's the next notable quotable the successful leader of the future whether in the field of selling or in other walks of life must make the golden rule the bassist just of his leadership do unto others as you would have them do unto you. That's the Golden Rule Jason. What is the next Napoleon Hill notable? quotable you will see how important it or you'll see. How important is the subject of imagination? When you stop when you stop to realize that this is the only thing in the world over which you have absolute control others others may deprive you of your material wealth and cheat you in a thousand ways but no man can deprive you of the control and use of your imagination? Focus on what you can control all you might have come from a bad family. You might. You might have no money but you've got to keep that mindset positive right and your imagination is where it starts think think and grow rich step one. Think about it step to bring it about bringing bring it bring it into fruition. What you think think about you bring about? What's the next notable Jason Nature does not vacillate does not procrastinate does not change her plans and in this respect she sets? It's a beautiful example for people to follow that's it nature doesn't vastly wants nature commits to something does it. That's why I'm doing who in the show. It's like Levin Says Obligation Probably Twenty people yesterday while I'm taking down gear like like like a like an unpaid gear slave Rhody for my son. You're you're the radio on the way up. That's on the way down. The I don't know probably twenty people said Hey man you can record your show tomorrow like weakened. Oh Yeah you've seen that you see that scene from. I told one guy said you saw that scene from Star Wars. The one where Darth vader takes his helmet off and he looks bad. That's going to be me tomorrow but I'M GONNA do. Would I put my helmet back on them. Do that show 'cause I said I would because I said I would don't vacillate commit to something and stay the course I till you get there. What's the next notable quotation one must cultivate and nurture a positive mental attitude to achieve that smooth effectively functional effectively functioning? Interesting mind body. You are seeking somebody might say. Oh my gosh I have to record this show it to navigate get. Are you kidding me. There's half a million people listening to each and every one of these shows and you guys are telling me all the time that your lives are changed. Do we had over one hundred people reach almost two hundred people reach out for one on one consulting between Thursday of this week. In today Sunday I was in I was in one of the meeting. Rooms Last week listening to your interview with doom and and Somebody had logged into the sales email. And so as I'm going through just listening to that. podcast I'm watching in real time. Everybody responding to that. The email from John Lee Dumas fire. Yeah and again I mean we have an obligation to be great at the show. We do you. We don't put together week ashes. We riches true we site every word. We say we've gate. Great guests we deliver. That would deliver it with the best quality possible always always upgrading and improving. We listened to feedback from you guys. We want to make this show great Jason. What's the next notable quarterback? It says. Tell me how you use your spare time and how you spend your spare money and I will tell you where and what you will be in ten or ten years from now. Clint talk about this tells. A fitness systems dot com didn't start on a nowhere you built. This started started. I in your imagination but then you delayed gratification. So you and your wife could afford the house you now live in and afford the lifestyle you now live. talked me about delayed gratification. Yeah yeah this is actually one of my favorite Napoleon hill quote so glad you asked me. Yeah so you know so when we I decided I'm going to open my own business. Say every penny that I could My wife and I got married. We had an agreement. We're not gonNA take vacation for probably ten you we did we we got married. We went on a honeymoon and we didn't take another vacation for at least ten years. We've been married worried. You know now for fifteen years so we've taken in story of kids but we didn't take a vacation. I work seven days a week and sacrifices and again I'm married very happily married and my wife life. Not what she was getting into and she agreed to that but so I see the opposite. Most people are going out in their planning their vacations and their weekends more than they are their life. You spend more time doing that. So it's one of those quotes I heard I forget who said it but you live like no one else so that one day you can live like no one else. That'd be Dave Ramsey. Okay who will soon be on the threat timeshare you yes and I love that. And that's what I used to tell my wife I got married. I'm like honey. Just just bear with me. We're going to work hard. We're going to say we're going to it's going to pay off and so that's what we have to do to be successful. You invest in you put back into your business invest into retirement and you you work and think about this for a second got three hundred and thirty million Americans Americans sixteen million of which start a business ninety six percent of which fail therefore if you succeed. You're you're in the point. Zero zero one nine three percent category boring. That's what I would call exceptional anytime. Exceptional people own counter mediocre. People bring it on. They have a conflict and because TD jakes. This is not here because he has class and style and because it's a Sunday morning at seven morning we're going to get him out eventually get. Td jakes. I got I got Craig. Rachelle the pastor of the largest church in America. Craig Rachelle on the show. Yeah Pastor of Life Church. I'M GONNA get. Td jakes but this is what td. JAKES would have to tell you. When you hear somebody to Leningrad vacation for a decade like Glenn Howard somebody in the car with you might say that sounds terrible? What about life balance? There's no such thing. As balanced life trade-offs Jesus who is exceptional is having a conversation with ordinary and exceptional and ordinary always have conflict anytime doc. Exceptional people in the midst of ordinary people always conflict. Now Jason What we're GonNa do now is I have one more notable quotable quarterback Jay grabbed my pink. Phone the Pink Panther so that we can call our next guest. We're GONNA keep it live. We're going to call him and boom studies on the show. Napoleon Hill final. Not because he says no matter what you are or how much you know you will not succeed unless your salesman. You must sell your services. You must sell your knowledge. You must sell yourself in the next GONNA bring on the show. I believe he wants to stay anonymous. But let me tell you what homeboy is having some success. And why is he having some success because what what does he have multiple locations. Why is he in multiple states because he can sell something And when you can't sell all your business will be held because you're GonNa have all these expenses and no income and that's not fun so we're going to call this guy right now for those of you out there who memorized dial tones and use that to call people. You're sick. I'm calm right now here. We want calm right now. His name's Gabe we'll see we'll get him Game Gabe Good Morning. This is clay. Clark how are you man you doing well we. We completed our Christmas party last night at about five hours before I got up this morning maybe four hours before so if I sound like Joan rivers. I'm still the same person. Why understand why I've got a Clint Howard here on the show today and he owns Tulsa fitness systems? And I've got Jason Beasley with me taking notes Lou. My understanding is your business. This is booming and you have some questions about franchising. Yeah I do. Actually it was mostly about oxy. I in their franchises is and how they operate. And do things and how we could relate that our business luckily similar. What I'll do is I will tell you everything that I'm at liberty to teach you and then what I I can't teach you? I'm going to give you the contact info for the guy who can answer the rest of them for that. We leave here with all. The answers are good. Okay so what. What questions do you have for me? My friend Right after that like for oxy fresh. What is their franchise fee or royalty under the have a Franchisee? Let's see buying a rookie pay each month or each week. I don't know what that's dimissed. Let me look like yeah. Well let's do this to buy an oxy fresh. We'll call it. Forty thousand dollars is what caused by one of the PR upfront fee and for all listeners or for yourself if you guys go to thrive time time show dot com slash oxy fresh if you fill out a form They'll call you know what's going to happen is they're gonNA have to send you a franchise disclosure document and because that's updated annually annually with with the nuances. I can tell you this. In general terms you pay a fee per appointment that is scheduled because the call center is like the backbone that makes it possible for all the Franchisees to scale gail because those call wraps up there in Denver there on the phone every single second of every day and with four hundred locations. I mean they might book. Four thousand eight thousand carpeting arpad day and the average Franchisee. They just wake up with a full calendar every day and so there's a purse scheduling fee that they charge that what you know if you're not like I'm getting a lot of appointments. You're not paying fees. It's a perfect per appointment feeding that change from time to time. So in that franchise disclosure document that they're required to honor because it's regulated by the federal government and then across the franchise world. Most franchises oxy included charged around six percent the franchise fee and again in the franchise disclosure. It'll share the the hard number for this year but around say around because it's in that document but that's it's kind of best practices six percent Kelly real estate people decided six percent was the was the thing and franchising percent. And then there's also a national ad fund blonde and most companies charge about two percent or two and a half percent national ad fund which you pay that covers national advertising but Clint Howard you once owned a fitness together franchise Bob of them and five of them Do you remember what your fees were. Six percent monthly off a gross sir revenue and then the ban. It went up. I got in early but it was like yeah. It was like thirty or forty thousand dollars the Mayan but it was six percent of the gross revenue. Six percent percents. Did they have a call center for you. Know they didn't would. You have wished they did or didn't I wish they would have had a week long franchise school so they taught us sales and it was very much worth it. I mean I really appreciate all they gave us. We didn't have a call center. But it'd be nice. Okay Okay so you would have preferred a call center. Yes maybe you guys. I know that own a franchise. That's what they love. Gave a lot of people buying oxy fresh and they already own other franchises and the one thing they love the most. It's that's makes the most. In my opinion several is how turnkey the marketing is and that the scheduling center. Schedule Your appointments where what is there. what are your your marketing include sales national ad on include as far as the primary drivers systems they have when you log into the oxy fresh portal. It's a single sign on that. Integrates your email marketing your text marketing your templates for any ads or billboards words. Mailers or anything that you need is all included in that sign on area and then they organization work to dominate Google. Oh nationally and then to run ads for you so you can determine what you want to spend. But they're going to run those ads for you and but dominating in Google Nationally Turns out to be an expensive venture but the number one search term for carpet cleaning is a carpet cleaning quotes carpet cleaning fluids. And there's a thing called Google trends. which a lot of people aren't aware of Google trends will track you know oh how popular a term is because how many locations there are of oxy fresh now? There are now many many people nationally just typing in oxy fresh clean carpets carpets whenever they want a clean carpet. They're just searching for oxy fresh because they know the name right. So it's a big thing and then Jonathan Barnett spins money to promote the company nationally. So he attends national trade shows workshops. They'll run advertisements in different markets. Because they want to make it a national name kind of in the way when you think of pizza right now. A lot of people think of Papa. John's or Pizza Hut. It's like back when you think of you know sandwiches. A lot of people are have thought about subway for years and now they're thinking about the national narrative is changing Jimmy. Johns for a lot of people are going. I'm thinking about a subway sandwich. I'm thinking about Jimmy Johns forever. Subway was the move and so they're trying to build that awareness at you okay. So they're pretty much dominating. Seo and then at the oxy fresh franchise wants to pay for Edwards. They'll go ahead and say hey I'll I'll spend three hundred bucks on Edwards ran and oxy fresh basically runs out for them right. And you've got people that I mean. You Know People Knox refresh system that are just killing it right now Just as an example mccue audio for you there are some locations out there that are just absolutely getting it done any system or some people that are at the bottom that are just not implementing and they try to make it impossible for you to not succeed but it turns to do a good job training carpet do so this is an example when they just keep this audio this just like ninety seconds and this is an audio of some of the top franchisees sharing their story. Let me hit play real quick What if I told you that? Oxygen Fresh Franchisees have over forty. Google reviews do an average of over two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year. That's Jonathan Barnett. Talking and Jonathan Barnett is the founder of oxy fresh and one thing that he is obsessed about is making sure that that they do the franchisees do a good job cleaning carpet and by and large they do but game after each and every transaction. There's a follow up system that I'm not at liberty to share with you but there's a follow up system where the corporate follows up with the customer to make sure that they're happy so that way if they're not happy you you as a Franchisee can make the change needed to make them happy. I think you heard that the conference there Clinton probably heard at the conference Matt I'm sure Jason You heard Matt talk about that. And but he knew what what would you remember what he said how he knew that one of his technician screwed up. Remember that you remember that Clinton either to like right in Rhode Week and they they had given bad reviews views. Yeah because they're relentless Gabe about seeking reviews from all clients objective. Good or bad. He found out that he had a technician. Not Following the system system. But I'm GonNa play audio these franchisees. Who are absolutely getting it done here? We go. I'M JESSE KAISER OUT OF OXFORD SAINT Louis Missouri. In two thousand seventeen did just under a million dollars in sales. Got Two hundred ninety nine with my business reviews so some people think L. dollars a year so the fresh franchisees the reason why this guy's doing so well the Kaiser's is because they have google reviews. That's what people think you know. It was like man. They're doing good doing a million dollars of revenue because they have Google reviews but what happened is instead. They're obsessed with quality which is why they have the Google reviews which is why they have more quality which is why they have more. Google reviews it's Kinda virtuous cycle. But if you look at their Gabe if you type in. This band of brothers operates three franchises at eighteen locations across four states. You can see their story and as at the time of this article that came out and then they're much bigger now. That came out an entrepreneur. Entrepreneur Dot Com entrepreneur magazine. The article says brothers and business and in Life Jesse Kaiser and and Charles Kerr Kaiser demonstrate that it's possible to operate a diverse portfolio of franchise businesses in multiple locations. The two are based in the Midwest owned five five oxy fresh carpet cleaning territories five little caesars locations twelve sports clips and they also owned the rights to fourteen additional sports clips. I'd have no idea how many they have now put they implement the systems and so what they do is they like to just look for companies that have their crap up together and then they will just by. They'd rather just buy franchises than to create their own thing because they're great managers and that's a great story for you to read because those you guys are phenomenal and that's the testimonial you just heard. The Guy was just talking. That's the Kaiser's Gotcha. We'll check that out yeah either questions about Franchising Are they selling those his franchises based on ZIP codes ruling Ford by tears free. It's called territorialism city. Look larger than others. It's called territory and again in the franchise Chai's disclosure document. And you can. You can get that for free by the way and it'd be powerful for you to have that you can read it and see it. But they want the franchise to be successful. So let's give an example. We've got a guy I tell you about the D- Did mad at the conference. Clin talk about the Manhattan Guy. I don't think so. There's a Franchisee in New York right. Now who essentially wants to buy Out Manhattan and Manhattan. I mean there's millions of people Manhattan and so he has multiple territories in the same in the same city. You know because Manhattan. I mean has enough population for five franchisees or four or whatever. So they've he's worked with him to custom design the right fit for him so because they want you to be successful. They don't want to be a deal where you don't have enough of a population into to serve. Okay cool any other questions. Yeah because I know your business is doing great and we want to answer for you so I'm going to get that OXY FRESH SD. Gino are they are they operating their own corporate stores as well. Yes now what we do it at oxy fresh. What they do is just powerful and as a guy who's you know coach them and worked with them I I I'm super a proud of what they're doing It's it's super exciting but Matt Klein. WHO's the franchise brand developer? He's the guy that would Ultimately ultimately talk to you before buying a franchise or Andy Mathurin who Jason you know. I love Andy. He used to work with me back. DJ CONNECTION DOT COM now. He works at Oxy oxy. Fresh awarding franchises This guy these two guys they are the ones who would determine what you get you whether you qualify or not met actually owns it to oxy fresh franchises so not only does he sell them to you or award them to you but he also is a guy who owns them himself. And then Mike who is also a franchise brand developer a guy who awards them to you. He also owns them himself. So those two guys don't just preach franchising but they own them themselves and that's how John Barnett wanted it to work. Because I don't want to have somebody selling telling you a bag of goods selling you a wish and hope if they've never run one themselves you. Furthermore I want them to own them now and so you're able to talk to them about the struggles and the strengths of running their own franchise. Yeah of course Jim. About Belka Franchise Do you know if those guys are taking credit card numbers on a u Talk to us Andrew was helping us with Katrin drink credit cards in and we started adding that scripts and once we did that. That was like a that was an instant game changer Nine hundred ninety five percent of our customers are giving us a credit card number now and We process those. So you know occupations doing the same thing. I can speak to the fact that there's two truths I can give you and then you could call with him for more info to okay Is We don't believe in a culture of having a bunch of an account receivable we do not believe in that fundamentally uh-huh because that's where people get in trouble you know you do the service of that. I'm sure you've seen this with your fitness business. The Guy who you trade him for one week and then we to Louis forgets his credit card and week. Three says I'm going to pay you. What's the statistical probability that week? Four Clint for your personal training services that he just does not pay you Kinda Kinda go she. Sometimes they don't show back up in the train it for free for three weeks. Yeah and so I would just say if you're out there right now you know the going. Gosh how do they process it I would. I would call them and I would call the phone number up there. And I talked to him. And one thing I've found Gabe is and I'm not trying to sell you a franchise but I mean this sincerely the Kaiser who own the little caesars in the sports clips and all the different things sometimes owning a franchise the best way to build one. You know what I'm saying like I won't have owned one before. And he said okay. I know what a crappy is is and what a good one is. And so we're developing ours around what's going to be a good franchise just my question for that. That last one about the credit card was was mostly concerned about so uh-huh if your call centers taking all the credit card numbers and doing their job. Then let's say you have a franchise out in Tulsa Oklahoma and you're actually make your scheduling his jobs and you're getting this credit cards. So how do you get that money to him. Physical office run those cards and processed and then turn the money back over to them or it over to them and make into the local franchisees going to charge you. I can say that to you. They're going to charge you and the reason why is in the franchising world world if I if we do too much. If a franchise does too much for the Franchisee it could be perceived that the Franchisee he is like an employee of the franchise and if they failed there is some legal exposure there so we try to enfranchise into a little bit different than you have to kind of do a few things different than what I would typically coach somebody to do. Because you don't want to violate that franchise or Franchisee relationship. But what. What City are you? Wellington okay so I I might right go as far as to hire an oxy fresh person to clean the carpet out there. See if you can find near you you know just to see. The process cleaned the carpet and see how it works And I can't say for those out there who are like I thought you guys were in Oklahoma oxy fresh cannot be knuckle. Homa is the only state we can't be in because of longstanding gentlemen's agreement with a with a gentleman. Okay I can definitely do that. I mean you you might benefit from actually just calling and seeing how good or bad. The services You know what I'm saying like you might go. Wow Oh wow. That's better than I thought you might say. That's worse than I thought. I could just say either way I it is what it is and you can. You'd see it and it's been very effective but I think it'd be helpful for you to call the call center. I can definitely I think my secretary were one of my office. Actually think is one of my secretaries retain it actually Called them to give them to service their home. She didn't use them but she she did call on and she had mentioned some things that they had done so I thought it was kind of cool. Yeah the so how'd did you guys. Or how do they I mean or other franchises Seems like oxy's in the same boat we are as far as scheduling. They're all of their routing their jobs. I guess What's the best way to handle that as far as logistics goes would just maps or I mean what well what is what they do? A lot of the software they've built is somewhat Someone is very very accustom some fulltime inner developers making six figures that that's all they do is designed the software that unique to oxy fresher. But Yeah I would say step one is. I would centralize your call center. So one call center books all jobs that will that right away. We'll fix a lot of logistical issues. Right there he he said she said they said I say just one call center step. Two in the call center I would define key performance indicators for the call center of what you expect people to do in terms of quality and what you're willing to accept third. I would definitely install a clarity voice dot com and then oxy fresh. They have assistant system allows them to check and do certain things but I have found that Google maps is a very effective way to real time. So you want all your reps to have two or three monitors on their desk and they can can pull up Google maps and they can have a territory map physical map that you have posted in their workstation. So you're rep could see where they're ever GONNA be routed into it that way. That's how I would do it until the revenue is at such where you want to get a custom software package built and a lot of the big turnkey Software systems will make something custom now whereas years new years past. They would not do that right. Yeah Okay I never even thought we use is Google maps but You just gave me a good idea for to that and we need the multiple screens. That's so we're doing a lot of things it's just we find some hiccups here and there man and it's just Kinda like because you just don't want. Yeah you're just. You're you're like we're doing work around around Sutton slows things down you just the house. How streamline can you get it? That's that's our goal house reminded fishing. Can we get it. Well let me tell you this that the blow up the minds of somebody out there. When J B Jonathan Burnette started oxy fresh and he started franchising? He still used a spreadsheet to track his job. You know because he did not anymore. He did when he started because he. You know it's like you can't afford one hundred and fifty grand a year to pay the salary of two coders or a coder until you've got locations so I would just say you're a resourceful guy and as we scale. I'm not saying you do this. I'm just saying a lot of people do this. They tend to like to hold off on opening and expanding until they have that one more piece of software and then they get that one more piece of software they find that. It's not really as important as the thought but centralizing your call center is vitally important. Yeah I agree I agree okay. All right cool cool man you help me out. You knocked off a lot of my questions. Everyone's they'll take care of that if the document yeah man yeah reach out too much and hope you have a good weakness. Far Injured keeps bragging on. You said she says you guys are really growing. That's true we are so markets a little more others that's the way it goes and Yeah we've had a good year. We're getting ready for twenty twenty and we are going to knock it out of the park. I can tell you that right now. As a percentage what did you end up growing at this year did you. Ten percent or five percent or what was the I haven't pulled all the numbers for every market. I've got some markets that are inward between five and ten and I've got some better between ten and twenty five. That's awesome do yup. I got one hit like forty percent So that's awesome. How many territory? How many are you at right now? L. Territory eleven eleven. Yeah you guys are doing great. I have a funny story for. You'd like we had our Christmas party. You know last night after a conference and it's the top of the tallest just building in Oklahoma called the city plex sixty towers up there sixty stories in the building so on the sixty th floor. We ran out the top floor for Christmas party Freddie and this would only happen at our at our apartment. You would've loved this effort. Who is the e fought Jindal? WHO's the literary agent agent for Elon Musk's book and for the subtle arm and not giving enough and for the Chris Kyle American sniper book and I mean I go on and on naming she? She is hugging. Michael Levine has the PR consultant for Nike. and Prince. and Michael Jackson President Bush President Clinton while talking to Dr Zellner and the producer of the nation. All at one table so good it was awesome and my son. Dj's last night and he jade and we wrapped up we. I'm going down the elevator and people who worked for go and you're not going to do a show tomorrow are you. He seriously you're gonNA take off tomorrow like no and especially the spouses of some of my employees. Like whoa dude. What are you gonNA come on? Just sleep into normally can't do it. GotTa out of called Moro with Gabe. GotTa do a call tomorrow with Clinton Not GonNa miss it so i. I went to bed shortly before waking up today so sorry I sound like Dionne Warwick but I'll work through it. Don't be knocking on man. He smoked she is. She's awesome in a bit of you. Look Man oh all beautiful all right. Hey well you have a great Sunday morning and who can ask Mr. Gabe asked him Jason. So Mr Gabe you said. You're from North Carolina generate or. You're based in North Carolina. Are you guys Big Petey Pablo fans. Oh I'm sorry we- big what. PD PABLO FANS PD. Pablo come on. Let's make you up the song real quick and you can tell me if you know this song. Okay I'm sorry you have to listen to this game but we're GonNa make you do it because it's my gift to you. It's a gift to you in the morning here. We go let me let me. Just keep us up real quick okay. I mean like an edited version. Glint knows what I'm talking about. Just give him like nick just humor him for like thirty seconds taught at twenty more seconds on the line. He's dedicated a song to you for some reason. He's taking his shirt off. The Web will take you through your anthem right I make that my new anything with that on the flavors tomorrow to do I meet anybody for North Carolina. I'm like Oh you know Petey Pablo who says hey man I appreciate very much man. Hey man appreciate all the help you guys give give us man. He's been helping us much. Hey if you need something let me know and again every Sunday if you ever WanNa call in and want me to call you be happy to do it all right. Take your dude by all right. Now here's the deal. A thrive nation. That's a great thrive out there. I mention the name of his company right now because I told him I wouldn't But we can do that for if you WANNA call in can do that. But I want to keep this song Because it's Sunday for us but last week the conference they asked me a lot like how. Please stay motivated. They asked me ultimate. I got asked that multiple times in the board. How do you stay motivated? Some to walk you through my daily routine briefly just just the free kind of a a look into it. And it's just powerful if you if you get it so I'll I listened to td. Jakes every single Sunday morning. Every Saturday morning every Monday morning every Tuesday morning every Wednesday morning every Thursday morning every Friday morning and then every Saturday morning on Sunday morning and I keep doing that and read understand that about whatever it's here. Td Jakes let me. Just give us a sample of what you're you're getting you're missing out of you. Don't listen to Jake's every morning let me just let me let me play this for you and maybe this will help you See what I'm what I'm saying. You see if you go on a computer. They have on the computer. What they call default settings? Yeah so whether you're in Microsoft or whatever it is what a programmatic is or any any kind of program. It has a depot the default sets in the computer some principles and ideas to which the computer is committed. It does not mean that you can't function outside of the default fault it just means that even if you deviate from the depot. What are your default settings? WHO's coming to your Christmas party? What's your network? Look like. Let's talk the F.. Six goals goals for your faith. Your family your finance your fitness your friendship and your fun. What's your default setting? When do you normally wake up? When do you normally go to bed? What books do you read? Or what books do you not read. What do you listen to the mind? If he comes with. The mind is fed in every single day. I feed this to my head. The computer computer will automatically take you back to default settings. And if you don't want to do that it's it's more than changing the fought. You have to change the default marinade on that for a second. What's he talking about so tight the Titan thirty something that there's nothing as powerful as a change mind okay the put it in the other way? Okay there's nothing as powerful as a change. My always was changed upon. We change the font and while we're typing whatever we tight in this font will appear in this font do you have a poverty already mindset or a success mindset whatever you do with the poverty mindset produces poverty whenever you do with the success mindset produces success that's why successful people can have bad things happen to them and quickly rebound and it will appear that it has changed but it really has not changed because the moment you go out and come back in again it will come back up every day back to defoe every morning. This is how most people live their lives Josh because their default hadn't changed everyday rewire. Your brain situation hasn't changed thank success so when they're in church change when they're in church they can get this when when when they're around certain people they can get. The score is going to confident when you sing certain psalms they can get going when you shout leak going but when you go back home you go back to default so you're going to be fall over and over again and certain when you get around certain people you change and you WanNa hang around them because as long there's your around them you feel peace or you feel nice so you feel tired you feel spiritual holy. That's not the problem. The problem is when you go but to yourself. You're stuck in the same pattern that you were before and you can't figure out how to break it. You've cried about it but you speak going back. You shouted about it but you see going by you even prayed about it but you keep going by and you can't figure out how somebody who tried board and shouted Borden Sung about it. Started on the truck told Sunday. Why does this keep happening to me? I don't know who's ooh to think about that for a second day. You have it yet. The change your default false setting to be excellent it cannot be an event cannot have success on Mondays. You gotta get that to go in today. Hey get that calendar today plan your day to day and every day get it to do list today. Calendar today up early every day. He's got to get into a default excellence. Is your default default. You overdeliver to every customer every time. Because that's what you do. Who are middle name should be excellent? That's what it means to me You're not doing anybody going. If you don't practice that golden rule of others the way you want to be treated being excellent telling gave the call at seven in the morning just hours after your conference. You won't get anywhere if you are not changing your default setting to be excellent but on breaking into somebody Pratt. Why do I do the same things over and over over again I go to church now I now I shout now? I'm Lee now and the large this no problem with did your sentence the problem with your default until you change Auto Mall you will always go back to being who you were before before the shame changed. What your your mind think about that? I listened to that every we day that is an UN fair competitive advantage for me because every day I'm like I got shot out of a cannon before where I before I see you pull back. The rubber band called inspiration motivation education and again inspiration motivation education. I pull it back and then right before I see a human I let go and then I take off because I've changed my default setting that as my new normal so I have a bad day the next morning. I'm just fine so today you know what I did. I woke up at five o'clock. You now three hours after going to bed. I wake up and get up and I didn't want to get up but I hit play on TD. Jakes I take a shower and right before four. I saw Jason Beasley. I was feeling excellent. Excellent but if you're not careful if you're not careful full it's going to be A feeling that wears off and one of the things I have found that is profound right now. Some of the music that that You know Kanye West is putting out right now. is cool for me because it's it's I I haven't heard Songs put out that are that are relevant that I enjoy listening to that. are are encouraging but also relevant and so I try to fill my mind signed with songs that you know are inspirational. I'm Jason. I'm sure you've done this to songs you try to find that are inspirational. Absolute a Lotta Times. Some of the songs are inspirational. Maybe are Kinda wack. Yeah they don't have the right beats per minute or they. Don't you know what I mean. I like Connie's new stuff because he's he's doing stop that that's positive but Last week I listened to the song three out of five mornings. I don't put a whole thing right now with this song. And it's working by William Murphy and I wasn't feeling like it was working when I was listening to this because it was two days before the conference and there was buddy logistical details. To tighten up. So this is true in advanced. Grace Grace. My season for my favorite my season to repeal zone singing the song about how I would feel on Monday on Wednesday. I was thinking before I felt it. You've got to trust your mind into into feeling right before the conference because otherwise overwhelming overwhelming. They're absolutely people coming in. Live check okay but show been faithful. Check that applies there. We go he. Here's the problem. I used to Stutter as a kid. I couldn't even talk well. I couldn't speak without talking for a long long time. So you know what my biggest fear in the world is and I'm afraid of heights. I'm afraid of speed and go into quickly. Basically I'm afraid of I'm afraid of vacations but you know my biggest fear is that is probably speaking. It's a public speaking. Kick the ass of that that giant before that conference and for me into a fear of public speaking from time to time and kit not be nerve racking saying oh for sure I mean I I still I still get nervous time. It's one of those things and they say success happens outside your comfort zone so you have to be successful. You're going to. It had to do things to get you uncomfortable. So I'm just telling you you have to retrain your brain do not have to train your brain. Clint Howard yes exactly. That's where it all starts is in your mind if you dwell on the nervousness or what could happen what I do is I just focused on the other person that I'm GONNA get value. I'M GONNA help more people and I've focused on that. Not About me in what people are thinking about me. Do you remember last week when we interviewed grant cartoon that was awesome. Do those kind of mind rocking wasn't it was amazing. I mean that was exciting. Also like interviewing during Grand Cardinal. He's he's alleged he's a big town to John. He's got a huge personality. And so you don't know what he's GonNa say 'cause he says whatever he feels and you have to WHO Make up for the nervousness the lack of confidence with preparation. That's how you make up for. Lack of confidence is with preparation so earlier last week I was listening to this song on Monday and Tuesday. Of course this is not yeah this is at the arena in La where Connie is leading Sunday services. This is the audience listening to you Aw I have to have that kind of mindset going into a conference because it's it's too overwhelming for me. If I didn't think Jesus walked with me. So that's that's my my world view view. But if you're not a Christian make up for your lack of confidence with preparation for so many knowledge bombs on today's show. But I encourage you to go out. There'd be diligent doer. Don't just be happy over. And we like to end each and every show with a boom a jason. Are you prepared to end the show with a boom. Oh Man I'm ready to raise. Is it up and boom. I'll raise it up like Petey. Pablo Pablo reference. You made here on this beautiful Sunday morning. GotTa do it Mr Clint Howard. Are you prepared to end with the boom is there. I'm ready here. We go. We've hot Mike so we gotta pick one giant step back during the week to what part.

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