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I'm Ryan idell host of fifteen minutes of freedom. Your daily action guide to getting shit done today's episode for your listening. Pleasure is speak up. So sit back, relax. Enjoy the show. In today's episode, I'm going to share with you. Why speaking out loud your viewpoint and opinion will matter and change your perception of reality going forward. So this weekend I couldn't help myself. It's I believe Friday night could've been Saturday morning days seemed to run together, especially when out town, and I'm scrolling through social media literally just killing time and I fucking hate killing time like it's so fury eight infuriating to me that I let time slip by idly and mindlessly scrolling through social media. There is no benefit from that, but I digress. That's not what this episode ultimately about. As I'm scrolling through. Actually, this has to be Saturday. 'cause I'm scrolling through Friday night. I see there's a concert here in Columbus. A lot of people are. Some sort of rave techno electric, daisy type deal. Some look pretty fun. Some that does probably small twinge inside of me that was jealous that I didn't, you know, attend seeing as I had nothing do Friday night, but nonetheless, I see pictures of people with face paint on and neon lights and glow sticks and just crazy stuff. Some I've never experienced before messy. That's not rubber making mental note that this existed, but pretty much passing. I'm actually I do remember I'm driving to get Lindsey Saturday morning. I have TJ in the passenger seat. My one of my closest friends. It was up from South Carolina wish arrive a little uncharacteristic of me. We arrive at the airport early and so I don't know about your airport, but here in Columbus, you can't just park at the airport. You have to keep circling around or park a cellphone lot. That's far enough away that I'm sure if you were going to do some sort of heinous crime. You couldn't do it from how far the cell phone Ladas away from the airport. So we're sitting there and I wrap up my stack for the dams and in the car, and I'm stacking whatever it is. I was stacking that morning and explained TJ would a stack, isn't that? Remember? Swiping through Facebook. As I'm swiping through Facebook, there's this text block now from marketing standpoint, something that I do for really living a text block is like the worst thing you can do like, imagine if you will, that Facebook blurb that just like one consistent run on word or series of words just looks like a word vomit out, but something in this tells me to read it. And so it's from a young lady that's dating someone that I'll call on acquaintance of mine friend to be a little strong, but someone that I have tons of respect for here in Columbus, they've been dating for quite some time. And in that I'd actually remembered seeing a picture of them together the previous night at this concert posts on social media. And this girl proceeds to say that you know her and her boyfriend took an Uber home from this concert, the happening Hoover and she ended and she goes into great detail Hopson back of maneuver. It's I, I think, silver Honda corden as they're driving us. Honda Accord Uber. If you've ever been in an Uber paid attention before there's actually map that shows up on the Uber's drivers phone. Like it's almost a force GPS and them living in Columbus and the counter being Columbus with no matter how altered our state of minds might be. We all have some general concept of how to get home, and I'm not at all implying these people had, you know, altered state of consciousness just simply state in the fact that it would take a lot for me to get lost in Columbus. It's not overly complicated sitted navigate. So in this post, this woman goes into great detail about how this driver picks them up in a silver Honda Accord. They're sitting in the backseat. There's the map predominantly displayed on the dashboard, the phone sitting there and as the maps telling the driver to go right or left or whatever the directions he seemingly just ignores it. He just literally completely ignores the message and drives almost wherever he damn while decides and pleases. So eventually by taking a series of twists and turns the two passengers in the backseat, my buddy and his again, buddy acquaintance in his girlfriend are now. Removed from their internal dialogue and are now realizing that something feels a little off at this guy's not taking the highways to get home. He's navigating these back streets. And so my friend speaks up again. This acquaintance speaks up says, hey, you know, you're missing turn, things like that. This guy just completely ignores them. Almost like the, he's he's either death or just has a completely different mission. And of course, this concerts over conservative lead has to be one o'clock in the morning, probably even later. Pitch black in this individuals, as the story is told his navigating through some less than pleasant places of downtown and as our driving. He starts coming up on the car. That's parked the opposite direction on a one way street. At this point, but those internal dialogues of panic and terror are going off inside the two passenger in the back. My friend and his girlfriend. Like this guy is not paying attention to the directions. He's not listening to reason. He's not talking. He's like, all these things are going bad and they're being led down an alley. The two one way road that is obviously a car in the back of. Almost a deserted alley from the way. I remember recalling the story. So the story proceeds that in its from the female's perspective that her boyfriend is yelling and screaming, almost forcibly trying to unlock the doors and the guy keeps locking the doors, but they, they're able to get the car stopped enough to get out of it. And basically flee. Then the stories went on for twenty five minutes. It's a twenty five minute like Uber ride from hell. So much of the call, the cops right away. They call Uber. They get the guys Uber, you know, whatever it is ability to drive Uber shut off. They report license plate number and all these things go on. Well, here this happens on Saturday. It's not Monday before shooting this episode swabbing through, you know, Facebook again, ideally killing some time as I shouldn't be. And I see four different women posting the same story, little copy and paste or sharing it to their wall or whatever it would be. Three Columbus based one. None. All from the impact of just speaking up. Now, of course, in this post, she shares the license plate in the description of the driver, and these things are not as relevant for this particular conversation. Sheerly the fact that when something didn't go right without bashing, the person's race ethnicity, what his intentions were, it's simply a sharing of a situation and speaking up. It's this back and forth of speaking up about something that is obviously not right that we as consumers, I'm a consumer of Uber. I traveled a different city. I hardly ever rent a car. I hop in Newburgh. I don't even think about it. But we, as consumers of Uber are not always vigilant to the fact that not every driver is a good driver. Not every person behind that wheel has good intentions. How about you, but I hardly ever look at the reviews and ratings. I know I've never cancelled a trip based off not seeing enough five star reviews. And so here you have these people then again, are fairly well known in Columbus, the circles that I run but have shared the story. Now it's spread all through the community like this. This one situation where they've spoken up is now going to impact tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people's lives. Not from the fact that people are going to boycott Uber, like that's that's not the right message here. In my opinion, the right message to be vigilant to understand what you're getting into. You know, speaking up just not always easy. I also relate to this podcast. I was messaging back and forth with a woman, her her boyfriend, and I've had a couple phone conversation and just know becoming friends navigating some some treacherous waters together. How you want to Santa can't say they're coaching. Clients are just, you know, people are involved in my life. From that. She sharing with me that you know the past couple episodes fueled just off that maybe I've lost my passion for this. Maybe I lost my fire for this. Maybe I should throw in the towel. Take some time off switch the format, do anything different than I've been doing that. She just doesn't think it comes out authentic. And for me, I'm immensely pressure because you're still giving me feedback whether it's feedback I want to hear or feedback that I don't like they're still feedback coming to me. Now, the ironic part of this of the episodes that she's listening to or that you're listening to a recorded most of the time, two to three weeks prior to them ever launching. So the stories and events that go on during that time period have almost no relevance to daily life. So admittedly, I don't know why the past two episodes faced off what this young lady woman sharing with me. I don't know why they sound off. But I go to sharing with her that the formats not gonna change. Like I look at this a couple different mindsets. One as a ninety day challenge, there's going to become listener fatigue. You is a longtime listener. If you've listened to more than ninety these episodes, there's only so many lessons I can really share. At some point, they all tie back to some of the same core principles of life. Of course, some episodes you've heard me really fired up some episode. You've heard me incredibly somber, some episodes, touch your soul, and some you just skip right through. That's nature of a podcast. I can't impact everybody one hundred percent of the time and admittedly, somewhat selfishly. The podcast is still for me most of the time. It's still me expressing life lessons and things that I gain value from. And putting a conscious reminder in my mind. Like this and speaking up. So when this this young lady is speaking up that she believes that I might need to take time out and I honor her for sharing that with me. So much so that she actually gives me the idea for this particular episode. Because I go on to share with her like my goal. Although I appreciate the feedback. This podcast will last for fourteen hundred sixty episodes. There will not be fourteen hundred and sixty one. There will be fourteen sixty. Why fourteen sixty? Because it's four years of consistent content. I don't know any other podcasts at our daily podcast that have last lasted four years straight seven days a week. In that four years, my life is going to take twists and turns and ups and downs, and things. I can't foresee in this moment and all I can do is continue to learn life's lessons and share them daily. Like that's what this is. Some lessons are going to connect and some lessons are not going to connect. Some would be massively impactful life altering. Lessons and some are going to be just passive like. Don't run a yellow light. The something that okay. Sure. Like whatever. That's the nature of how these ultimately roll off my tongue. Still. Here we are at one hundred and some odd. Probably a hundred and fifty hundred sixty. Maybe one hundred seventy episodes. Then I still don't have any notes. I'm sitting down in a studio steadying across the table looking at the top of Kurtz phenomenally polished head. So bald man as he sits across from me. Staring back and forth from camera to camera inside the studio, and just let him come out, whatever comes. But in this whole journey that I'm on. She sharing with me how she feels about the journey that I'm on honor her for that. But in that not only the fourteen hundred sixty episodes do I share with her, but the ultimate impact for me, the ultimate goal is to impact a million people's lives. And so gracious Lee, she feedback to me. You've got already be there. You've got a million downloads. Well, I don't look at it that way. It's as of this moment. I think I have one point, three million downloads, let's say. But I don't have as one million emails drek messages or reviews on the podcast. I don't have that impact that I'm looking for. To the best of my knowledge. If I calculate everything up in squinting, maybe add a little bit. Probably impact about seven thousand people's lives. I made enough of a difference to about seven thousand of you that you've actually reached out to me. Thirteen hundred seventy. One of you've left me review. I know that because I can see it as snapshot statistically inside of I tunes. I say that because of course I want more reviews, but it's strange. I want reviews because it helps with ranking, but our reviews because I want to know that it mattered. I wanna know that there was a lesson or something that I said that impacted your life and made it better than it was a day before. Because that's what this is all about. And so this wonderful woman's says so eloquently like, it's tough because most people don't want to speak up. Most people don't want to raise their hand. Most people don't want to step out of line. And as she's sharing that with me at the same time, I'm getting a message from another listener on Instagram. That saying how impactful my messages are and how thankfully is that listen to my podcast and how he's considering leaving his hometown to move to the UC to be closer to his girlfriend and to expand his possibilities. And all this is going on synchronous -ly. Where I'm getting less than favorable feedback from one side, I'm getting incredibly favorable feedback from the other. I'm having one side. Tell me that not enough people speak up and I'm having the other side where people are speaking up. It's like this incredible life balance that I truly believe exists on a grant enough scale of the law of conservation of energy is true. Then energy matter can ever be creator destroyed, his changes hands. Same thing would be true for positive and negative feedback. Sure. I absolutely have some one-star reviews inside of I tunes unfortunately can't count them because it's just a little bar graph. But like the most reviews have our five star reviews. The second most I have our one-star reviews. I have almost no three star reviews and everything else in between. It's such an impactful dichotomy of what really goes on in the world. Inevitably, I know people aren't going to like me. I know the knocking to like my message. What's awesome is this isn't for you. If you don't like it, turn it off, go somewhere else. There's literally like five hundred. I think it's five hundred and fifty thousand unique podcasts available in the marketplace right now. Out of that ISIS, typically ranked in the top thirty on all of them. And I tunes daily. I say that because some people like what I have to say. Some people are speaking up and giving me reviews and listening all the way through. While some of you would prefer to share the negativity. Say that I'm pompous or gosh, I've had that. It's not centered around women enough. I've had that, you know, my viewpoint is skewed. I've had all types of fun reviews, but the majority of them I see that are written are positive, which all comes back to the whole idea of speaking up. If you get value from this ever speaking up, it becomes so impactful. This woman continues onto give me four, five, maybe even six great podcasts, topic ideas. Through Instagram's messenger. I love that. That's so much fuel for me because sure I'm living my own life and I'm experiencing my own gifts of my own journey that I share with you, but it's different when I listen or asked me to potentially cover insert whatever it is you want me to cover. I only know that if you raise your hand, if you get a little uncomfortable, if you actually speak up and share with me the good and the bad, like I can take the bat, I'm good with it. Truly doesn't bother me because I know every time one of you gives me something bad to consider. Not only is there some truth in it that I need to accept and realize. But also gives me an opportunity to expand to become more than. If every person on the planet and I had the best podcast ever than how much better could ever get. I don't think I could. I just be stagnant. Which ultimately would the first correspondence was on Instagram from this from this woman. Like just be careful. You might be getting stagnant like maybe you hit your million downloads in your fire is not there anymore. I had to take a moment and think to myself, is that true. This woman had the balls to speak up and share with me. Like, yeah, in some capacity after the first million downloads and hundred fifty, some odd episodes. Some of my fire might begun every once in a while. I get self consumed. I could self absorbed. I'm shooting training videos for my. You know, I'll call it life optimization coaching. I got a marketing company. I'm trying to run. I got a CD business. I'm trying to optimize. I've got podcasts, shoot. I've got a life to live. I've got a wife and a daughter to take care of. I've got guys in the office to be friends with. And sometimes if I'm speaking of. This isn't always the top of my priority list. Sometimes a fuel on the fire that I bring to this particular environment. As I sit in this office and I said a part time and you might only here fifteen twenty twenty five minutes of an episode, but there's pre-production time and a little post production time, and there's mental setup, and there's there's just all these different things that go into it. And sometimes I'm just not all the way fucking in. The have realized from my post on Sunday from the podcasts at aired this past Sunday about book reviews. I laughing. We shot this episode and I thought it was like the worst episode ever shop before. It was all over the damn place. I literally flipping through this book. I'm reading on the back like the guys, the wrote. The book has a family, like I'm noticing things real time, and I'm just like stuttering about this fucking book and not because of book isn't good, but because I don't want to do those reviews anymore. But I've created as confident for myself that I believe I have to put a book review because that's the original platform that I was going to adhere to. Then I realize I need to take my own advice. I need to speak up. Book reviews are not serving me. I'm done with book reviews. Have you liked book reviews? I love you for it Email me and I'll share a bunch of books that I've read. I'll share some impactful matches from them. I'll probably in tex- you and give you a book review through the microphone on my phone. When I'm not going to do is worry myself about if every Sunday has a book review from Alan. It's not that impactful to me. It doesn't speak them anymore. I would rather cover a metaphysics chapter every Sunday. I'd rather expand the principles that are governing my life currently. These are the things that I need to speak up about. And so for this female listener, I sincerely appreciate the fact of you taking the time to message me that some of my fires sounded like it's been gone in the past two, three episodes. It's caused a shift. So I recognize it. I honored and I appreciate you. And to the male listener that considering moving from one city to DC, to be closer to his girlfriend, who went back and forth with fucking jump buddy. Go, you had the balls to speak up on the damnedest thing happens. Anytime I've ever asked somebody for advice Ardy knew the answer. I didn't actually need anybody's advice. I was looking for confirmation vote. I already knew I was going to do. I was looking for somebody from the outside to say, you know what? That's a great idea. For those of you that have been in college before, and it's like a Tuesday night, new side. You want to go out drinking, you know, you have class on Wednesday. What do you do? I, you don't just stand up and go to a bar by yourself. You try to convince all the guys or girls that you live with or in your quad or in your dorm or near apartment. Like it's a good idea. You're looking for one of them to validate the bad decision you're about to make. But that goes on through all aspects of life. It becomes a very unique situation. We can start to self evaluate and Santa your own two feet. If you truly know what you're doing is the best for you. And as I went back and forth with this guy through messaging. I encouraged him just to jump. Like find a mentor. He asks how how I found mentors that small town that he lives in does not have very many mentors and doesn't know how I've done it. Super simple formula. No matter what industry I've ever been in no matter what I've ever done. I've tried to find the best person. I could find the guy or girl that was highest up the totem pole that I could see. And I became friends with them and started asking them for advice. I never stopped that. Car business, internet, marketing, sales management podcasting are pay to coach. Then what's ahead an up disposable income. I started paying coaches. I started paying people that had ascended higher up the ranks in both in really everything body being balanced and business. People that had a higher vantage point, they could help me navigate the waters more smoothly. I started paying them for their time. Sure. In some capacity, this is shameful shameless plug from my coaching being what honestly fucked me. You don't have to don't work with me. Find somebody find a mentor to help consolidate time down. The gentleman said, he's twenty four twenty five. You have time on your side or a now. Find the person. It's always bullshit. When sums I can't find a mentor? No, you're just not trying. You're not fucking trying to find the person if you work for somebody else. There's always a top sales producer and let's say you are the top sales producer, then there's always a top manager. Let's say you're the top manager. There's a top executive, and if you're the top CEO I guarantee you can find another CEO in another company that makes more money than you do that you can be friends with. Like the ability to not find a mentor, just you not speaking up. That's all it is. So where in your life today, are you not speaking up when you could. Are not speaking up in a relationship that you're in, that you're not happy, they are not being fulfilled. Are you doing what I used to do and just block it out and run from it. Find another relationship double down to a once are being an idiot, like I was. Maybe it's time you start speaking up. Maybe it's time you address tough ship now. 'cause it's gonna come up and bite you in the ass. Maybe it's inside your body. We're not willing to speak up about how your body's not serving you. House not lose weaponize. You want it to be higher, carrying the extra fat around your midsection. You're not happy with either drinking too much or eating bad food, but you're not willing to speak up in those social circles and say, look, I'm just not eating fried food today. Or maybe it's in your business. We're not speaking of that your automobile unhappy with the position that you have, but because their stability and consistency, you feel trapped. You feel like you should just stay there instead of speaking up and pushing on the sides of the box and seeing what else comes out. So what I found is consistent in my life, the more you're willing to speak up the more you're able to get shit done.
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