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Acceptance Letters - Preview

Affording College with Aaron Greene

01:14 min | 2 years ago

Acceptance Letters - Preview

"Hey, this is Eric Green the owner and founder of college liftoff. Here's a preview of the next episode of affording college. All right. So where to interesting time of year right now, we're in this weird February timeframe in the whole college getting accepted. What do I do with my seniors right now timeframe where you know, even for us. We have a lot of our families that come up and say, what am I supposed to be doing right now? Let's see this. We do a lot of waiting MS really what's going on. But today, we're going to talk about what's really happening right now from acceptances acceptance, letters, what admissions are really doing behind the scenes for you and your family and your student just seeing where you are. And then we're going to get into a topic. That's really that talked about too much either which are award letters, and how they correlate to this whole thing as well to this whole decision process where with your senior at this car. Thanks ton for listening to our podcast. If you wanna learn more about college left off, please visit us as WW. W dot college liftoff dot com. And if you have any questions that you want to answer on any of the future episodes, please feel free to Email us at Hello at college liftoff dot com.

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More than 15K sign petition to end pandemic rules for Washington gyms

KUOW Newsroom

01:04 min | 1 year ago

More than 15K sign petition to end pandemic rules for Washington gyms

"More than fifteen thousand people have signed a petition calling for an end to the new seventeen foot rule for health clubs and gyms across the state small fitness center. Say the rule is unworkable and will force them out of Business K. U.. O. W.'s Austin Jenkins reports at a fina fitness and wellness in Olympia, they're holding classes renewed. They're spaces. So small, they can only allow six people in a class and still keep seventeen feet of distance. That's the new rule as of this month imposed by governor GMC to reduce the chances of covid nineteen spread I feel like we're being unfairly punished and then the people at the top just continue to get richer, which is the very, very broken system that we are in and I know many you're filling with. Athena owner and founder tiffany Kruger says seventeen foot rule works for bigger gyms but not smaller ones like hers MCI office says it continues to work with the industry but that it's too early to say if changes to the rule will be made. I'm Austin Jenkins in Olympia.

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Ask the Dietitian: Diets 101

Healthy Living with Lamia

33:35 min | 2 years ago

Ask the Dietitian: Diets 101

"Hello and welcome to healthy living with lumpia, powered by a mix health. My name is lemme assures, Zinger and the owner and founder they mix up if you're interested in living a healthy lifestyle. Whether you've been doing so for years, or you're just beginning your journey today than this podcast is for each episode. Tackled topic in the world of health and help you take the steps necessary to live your best life. Last time, we had registered dietitian, and owner of complete dietitian solutions Kelly, Ashley here, we discussed overall, some nutrition and diet, vice this time, we talked civic Diet's going from the extremely popular Kito all the way to some of the name rand's like we watch here's discussing the pros and cons as well as what you can do if you would like to change your diet to make the lifestyle changes the jury earning four, so let's take a listen as Kelly, and I discuss diets one a one. Kelly last time we talked we briefly discussed why diets don't generally work today. I wanna talk more specifics. But just as general reminder, why do you typically? See people fail to reach and or maintain their weight loss goals when they do go on a diet. I think the biggest reason that people feel to reach their goals as they don't set realistic goals. You know, we talk a lot about setting smart goals goals that are specific and measurable attainable relevant and timely. I think a lot of people tend to set goals like I said that are just completely unrealistic, you know, we're coming up on the fourth of July. So some people set a goal like I wanna lose twenty pounds before fourth of July weekend. So I look at an bathing suit or I've got occasion coming up in August. I need to lose a hundred pounds before that, you know, those are goals like, they're not, they're just not realistic goals for healthy, sustainable weight loss. I think people fail at maintaining weight loss when they make too many drastic changes to fast, or they have they use diets that are too restrictive when that happened because if died is too restrictive say, like the Kito diet, for example, because it restricts the many things and so many things that people like it can leave them feeling hungry. It can leave them ceiling, not that aside, and so they tend to go off of those diet. So when we. Use these unsustainable diet changes to lose weight, and abandon them once the weight is lost. What usually happens is we were gained that weight. And then in a lot of cases, what happens is they gain back even more, because they've really kind of just wrecked their metabolism, and they again, they just aren't using good healthy sustainable choices to start that weight loss process, and then also maintain it. And is that what other things you often see with some of the clients that you work with is that they've gone on basically yo, yo dieting the whole life? Yes. Absolutely. You know, we could a lot of clients want to make fast changes because they want fast results and the things that we see on TV two things that we see on magazine covers when we're checking out of the grocery store. You know, those are very attractive headlines. I think we talked about this a little bit the last time to, you know, to lose ten pounds a week. Yeah. That's, that's an awesome. You know catch. And that's something a lot of people wanna do. But the methodology of doing it isn't healthy. It's not sustainable. And then what you end up seeing is getting all that way back, so to make the right choices and to start out that way, so that you can maintain them and you can't stay, not waste weight loss. That's the way to do it. But a lot of people do go on these yoyo diets. Whatever the new trend is because people do wait on some of these diets. And they, you know, there are success stories for each and every. One of them. However, whether or not they're sustainable is really the true test about whether or not the good diet. So let's talk about since the civic diets on all name, some of the more popular ones, the more common wins that I hear from individuals, and you can let me know like your professional opinion and some of the pros and cons of each of them. So let's start with kind of the two that are have kind of replaced, the Atkins and things like that. So paleo in Kito seem to be some of the more popular ones right now. So paleo is based on fruits, vegetables, lean meats nuts, and seeds. It's kind of a hunter gatherer kinda diet. And it does promise weight loss because because the big thing with there is that you're focusing on foods that are healthy and that, you know, we push even in healthy diets and healthy eating on, but it does eliminate the group to eliminates grains will games and dairy, you know, in the last ten thousand years or so farming has changed drastically. So it eliminates those things the other things that eliminates that a lot of people don't tend. Think of our salt and I, you know, I'm a dietitian, and we, we preach limiting salt for things like high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure, and stuff like that. However, I also can't imagine cooking without salt. You know there are a lot of things that you can do naturally in terms of herbs and spices, that give flavor. But there's also that, that sodium component that really adds flavor to a dish. And so I I can't imagine just eliminating that from my diet altogether. And if our that goes, you do need sodium, in your diet, there, you know, there's a reason that, that it's included into there's reason it occurs naturally in some foods. So I can't imagine that illuminates refined sugar eliminates potatoes that, you know, again, focuses on some very healthy food groups like fruits and vegetables, and lean meats nuts and seeds, but it also focuses on minimally processed foods, so it can be expensive to follow. So that's a big drawback for a lot of people where they again, they might be able to do it for a little bit because because of the expense of it may not be sustainable for a lot of people he does another one. That's. Really been emerging here recently and is kind of at the head, I think it was the number one search diet on Google in twenty teen. You know, high fat very low, carb diets, and basically, what that does, is it changes the pathway that the body uses for energy puts you into a state of Tito's this she tones or thought to have brain protecting properties, and that's why it's been beneficial for uncontrolled epilepsy. However, for a lot of people that high fat intake, compared with very low intake of nutrient rich fruits vegetables. Grains can have that health effects that can, you know, cause heart disease and that kind of stuff, so we don't necessarily recommend stuff like that. The other thought to the Q processes because you're limiting carbon, you're increasing your fat intake. It's very easy to actually not cut any calories from your diet. Because that in calories per gram is much higher than carbohydrates calories per gram. So if you're not doing it, right. You could easily intake more calories than you would. If you were just buying a regular diet, and then the last part of that, you know, Kino's just it's not a sustainable diet. They're very few studies that have long term benefits Kito because people don't stay on it for that long. It's not something that people are willing to make the change and stick with for the rest of their lives. And that's, that's kind of what we wanna teach we wanna teach, you know, changes people can make the that will allow them to carry these changes through the rest of their life so that they can maintain their healthy lifestyles, maintain weight loss. If that's what if that's what the goal is or maintain their good cholesterol numbers or maintain mobile sugar numbers or whatever there happens to be okay. Okay. Well, one that's tied to a lot of diets is the intermittent fasting. So there may be on a specific diet. But then they do it within the realm of intermittent fasting. What do you feel about that? So intermittent fasting. There's two ways that you can do it one way e very few calories on certain days. And then you eat normal calories the rest of the time. Or there are a lot of people to that. Do they eat only during certain hours of the day, and then they get meals the rest of the day, and the claim that they make with intermittent fasting by depriving cells of challenge it, it could slow the progression of age related diseases? Well, there's no research to support that. And so for me any diet, that makes claims that research cannot support I cannot support I think it's misleading and, and I it's just not something that I can get on board with, but there's in terms of intermittent fasting in general because it's, it's fairly new, there's not really enough research to support or debunk it. So we're just kind of waiting until more research is out there, the benefit of it, that, I that I can see at least one of them is that, you know, for people that have problems with willpower people that are I guess, what I would call more. Abstainers where they just they can't have certain foods because they've been John them because they don't have the willpower maybe beneficial for them. Because they're you know, they're just abstaining from these things for part of the time and not for all of the time, because in those periods where you're not asking, you can have those things and have whatever you want. So some people find it easier to have that willpower for just part of the time, instead of eating more moderately, all of the time it does. However, shorten eating windows, which can make it difficult to get all the vitamins and minerals you need a lot of athletes have actually found it very difficult by it to be on because they can't fuel and refuel and, and keep their energy levels up to the point where they want to be able to perform. And in the long run, do you think that an intermittent fasting individual could actually slow their metabolism now? Well, there has been research that his shown that it could help metabolism. But again because this is such a new trend. There's not really enough research on either side of it to, to support or debunk it. So it's, it's kind of hard to give a true opinion on it. I guess my thought with it is say it does boost your metabolism. There's there are numbers of studies out there that show if you fast or if you skip meal, there are a lot of people, you know, that don't eat breakfast in the morning and, you know, they can work all day and not have lunch and come home, and they eat just separate night. But what they what these studies found is that when you go that long without eating when you sit down to eat, you're more likely to overeat in those periods of time. So say you do speed up your metabolism. Although the research is not necessarily there to completely support that if you're overeating then when you finally do eat. Are you saving yourself anything are you actually having any kind of negative energy balance, that'll support weight loss? The other piece. To that, too, when you do overeat, are you over eating on the right foods? Are you over eating with fruits and vegetables, probably not in which case you're, you're again, you're probably not getting all the vitamins and minerals, and you need because you've shortened, you're eating windows again, the attractiveness of it is, is to lose weight. However, there's also the potential for malnutrition to be paired with that. Well, they can malnutrition. I just read an article about s-. So I'm gonna prepa spicing those who are vegan vegetarian because of Heather, their belief in that it, it's less harmful to the earth. It saves the animals that sort of thing that's different. When people go onto a vegan or vegetarian diet because of the sole purpose of weight loss. And I just read an article that it's causing a lot of mount nutrition and individuals because they're not replacing the Biden's they would have gotten from these protein sources with with vegetate protein sources. So what is on the vegan? Our editorial style. Like you said in, in terms of what you're talking about in terms of, of adopting this lifestyle, for the specific goal of weight loss. It's like anything else. It's, it's I want, I don't want to call it a fad diet, because I don't want this to be confused with people that, that practice this diet for personal beliefs in terms of in a welfare, or they just don't like me, or whatever it doesn't make any difference. But for the full purpose of weight loss, it's just like any other fad diet, where it's typically not done correctly and because of that, because a lot of people will think, well, just go on vegetarian diet. Because animal fat has all the bad fats. They end up not exactly like you said, they don't replace it with protein forces plant based protein, they don't hear their vegetables correctly together to make sure that they're getting the, the essential amino acids the mineral acids that your body doesn't make that are available and in whole proteins in animal protein, they, they end up not doing it. Correct. And as a result of that they end up becoming malnourished and malnourishment does not necessarily equal being thin. It does not necessarily equal weight loss or anything like that. It means that you're not giving your body the tools that it needs to function properly, and that's a big deal. That's a, that's a huge thing for a lot of people and it's not necessarily something that you can just pop a vitamin. And it's all going to be okay, because that's not what you're getting, they can be again, very restrictive. However, the invitation diets are heavily based in fruits and vegetables, and grains, and those are things that we encourage a healthy diet. Anyways, you know, those are things that are the building blocks of any, healthy, diet, fruits, and vegetables are loaded with nutrients. They're loaded with minerals or things that your body needs to function properly. So yes, those, those are great diets for that. But if you're not doing it, right. Then you're not helping your body by any means. All right. So the next few are more kind of, I would say name brand, or kind of the ones that you have to pay for certain things and the one that I have been running into a few, my clients is uptake via. Do you know much about quite a bit of research on it, actually? So I went to their website because I wanted to see of course, what they have to say and what they have to say is very limiting they have these specific diet plans that they talk about, but they don't actually go into any detail about it, they referred to meals, and they referred to fueling, but they never actually define, what fuelling is and what I can kind of after teen from their website is that these are some of their snacks like their protein bars. They're shakes or whatever. Like these plant are powder base things that you just add water to what I'm seeing is that it's a, it's a high protein low carb diet. But it's not a low in carbohydrate is Kito diet is in, in doing some research on some other sites. What I found is that the typical plan that you get from them is around. Eight hundred two thousand calories per day for adults, which is very, very, very low and I it, it generally much lower. Our than even the basil metabolic rate of most adults, people, that I see that have B M ours base metabolic rates, which is basically, the minimum number of calories that your body needs to survive without doing any kind of activity twelve hours past your last meal, so you're not digesting anymore. Your hospital bed doing absolutely nothing. Like breathing. And that's it. So you're basil metabolic rate. And the number of hours, your body requires just to function. Now when you start doing activity on top of that, when you start eating digesting, physical activity at adds to that number and the only people that I see would be Amar's less than thousand or some of my ninety nine year old nursing home patients because they, they have such low lean body mass and because they are older and their activity levels so far down. So the uptake via diet is an extremely low calorie diet, the complaints that I that I read online about this diet. Common complaint of this diet by users is hunger, and I just can't imagine I can't imagine as a human being being hungry all of the time. It, it just blows my mind that, that people are willing to do this. And for a lot of people, it's not sustainable because of that reason so they get office because they're hungry and they start bingeing on things that are healthy for them also extremely expensive. So what I saw is that the average price of it is three to four hundred dollars a month, and that's just for, you know, the majority of what you're paying for is just granola, bars and health, shakes, so it's, it's crazy and something like that, definitely not sustainable. First of all it's expensive. You know, if you have a family, you have to keep in mind that if you're doing this, you still have to cook for your family. Are you still have to take care of your family? So it's definitely not sustainable for somebody that has other people to feed. The one thing I've noticed is their bars. First ingredient typically is like a soil product for the protein, what is your opinion on soya as a source of protein when it comes into the form of these granola bars? I mean I don't wanna knocks the way I think it is certainly has its purpose. I think that, you know, with companies like this and just in general, again, I Sawyer the good protein, it, absolutely. One hundred percent of the good protein. So I don't wanna make it sound like that. But, you know, a lot of these companies try to get away from, you know, the sad words that, that people don't wanna hear, you know, high fructose corn syrup and stuff like that. I do think that Sawyer is a good protein. It's a good plant based protein that I think the reason that they use that is because this product then appeals to your vegans and you're vegetarian and stuff like that. I think that this company as a whole was smart in doing so, because it makes their products more marketable to a lot of people, I don't think there's anything wrong with soya protein by any means for any diet. When I look, I mean it just seems like a lot too. Because for example, they tell someone one of my clients, you're gonna have a bar or shake for breakfast far shake for lunch and then healthy meal for dinner, basically. And I didn't like it's very limiting on the protein that you're intaking, if you're having just the product twice a day, you know, I didn't know if you can get to a point words excessive just like anything yet in it again. You're right. It is exactly like anything else soy like I said, it's a complete source of protein. So if you are following a vegetarian diet, something that you can use to get your protein again, it, it has it's safe for most people at offers health benefits. But again, it's like it's, it's exactly like anything else anything, anything can be toxic in the wrong amounts. Even water can be toxic in the wrong amounts. And again, like I said, I just kind of think that they, they used soya protein to, to Widener. Market based which was a smart. Marketing move by by all means. Absolutely. I think for the most part that people that are buying these, and the people that, that are consuming this, I don't think they're doing it because it's a based protein, I think that they're doing it because this is a product that pushes weight loss. And this is how you can do it and it's like anything else. But I think protein is it is a good source of protein, especially if you're a vegetarian because it is a complete source. You get all those amino acids that your body needs the ones that it doesn't make on its own. And that's a good place to get it. The next one is something that keeps popping up because I'm gonna guess a from the things that I follow on social media, and it's always advertised to me. So I looked into it, and I've seen a couple commercials on TV is Neum. Have you heard much about that? Not a whole lot. I have a little bit. And the reason I've heard of it is because they one of the things that they push is that they're eating plans are designed by registered dieticians. So that's kind of why I heard it, but the meal plans are designed by registered dietitian. So that's one of the things that they push. And I it's it looks nice. It looks good. I don't know a whole lot about it. I've not experienced it myself. So it's an app that they can download where you can log your meals, you can get access to a health coach, which is not a registered dietitian. But a health coach in track your progress, you can connect with peers doing the same things that you're doing. I did look a little bit into it. And it does look like it addresses things, like emotional eating and stress eating and eating, because you're bored and stuff. Like that. So addresses behavior changes, which I think is a huge part of weight loss for anybody, and then another pro to it is that it doesn't ban any food. And I like that generally speaking diets that ban foods or eliminate entire food groups. I just don't support. I don't like that because I think any food can be part of the healthy diet, even things that aren't quite so nutritious your cookies, and your cakes and pies, all of that can be part of a healthy diet. It's just what's the rest of your diet look like so I, I do like that about it from the cons that has it can be expensive. Avid, self is free, which is nice that's very attractive. But basic membership, so this is fifty dollars a month, and then, even within the app, once you have the basic membership, you can incur other expenses in the app, so it can get very expensive very quickly. I'm quiet have found that daily tracking of the their intake and their activity can become or some and, again, that really just depends on the client, you know how much. Are you willing to put in this on a daily basis, you know, for some people they feel like it's enough that they're just making these changes? They don't have to log it to. But other people that logging, keeps them accountable. So, you know, is it cumbersome? That's really just client centered and a client opinion, the other thing you know, they stress with these eating plans are designed by registered dietitian, but they're not necessarily monitored by dietitians. They don't address any kind of special dietary concerns that clients might have like sensitivities allergies, chronic conditions like you know, you're a balance, and drummer diabetes or anything like that. So that's why having registered dieticians and access to them is so crucial because our, our training includes clinical nutrition in weight loss. So that's why it's always best work directly with an R D. They, you know, they like I said, they, they promote that they're eating plans are designed by our RD's, but for the average healthy adult not anybody with any kind of special dietary concerns. The for me this particular app. Reminds me a lot of my fitness, pal which is free. So. So there's that. Suggests use that. Yeah. Exactly. Now that I'm endorsing, I don't get paid indoors or anything like that by you're looking for another option. That's probably the one I would go. The next one, I hadn't heard of until will and Kate got married. The royals has Kate apparently used it to lose her weight for her wedding, and then it became more popular in the masses. And that's the canned diet, did you hear about this previously? Yes, it's kinda circulated like I said in, in, in their wedding time when that was going on. I've not I don't see this one often. So when you told me about it, I did have to go back and look at it. And okay, yes, I do remember this day so that you can is similar to Kito similar to Octavia. It's a low carb high protein diet. It does focus more on Lee meets over those hindsight, curated bats, where the Kito diet, especially is just, you know, whatever meat you on bacon, all day, every day it sign. Nobody cares. So this one is a little bit better than those than than it focuses on lean meats and for them. It's, you know, you, they say you can eat unlimited quantities of food as long as they're on the approved list. So they have a they have a list of foods that are proved that you can eat from. And of those, you can have as much as you want. Well, a couple issues with that, first of all, like a forbidden list of foods that doesn't work for all people. I and I'm one of those people there who told me I can't. Have really I just want them even more. So I can't be one of those people where you say Kelly, you can never have ice cream ever again. I'm going to say that's not true. I we'll have ice cream today. So, so for that a lot of people, it doesn't work, and then the flip side of that is really, you can eat, unlimited quantities of the approved list, unlimited unlimited. That's ridiculous. How you prepare these foods goes into a long way to kind of calories are you adding to it? But I mean you still have to for weight loss, you still have to create a calorie deficit, your calories in still has to be less than your calories out to say. Yeah, you can eat as much of this as you want without any regard to how many calories, you're expending. There's no way weight loss can occur that way. And I was going to ask so you mentioned Penn of like the populace. So looking back on the, the history of diets. Do you tend to see in the long run? It's just kind of recycling. All these sites. Absolutely. Absolutely. A hundred percent Kito is like an end up Atkins diet, it, you know, it's it. The Atkins was the start of the low car vase that's been around since the eighties. I mean it's been so long. So. Yeah. And then, you know Octavia, that's a fairly new one but it's still high protein, low carb and all those things that you can add another one, it's, it's the same thing Rocard high protein. So, yeah, like it's just taking these things and recycling them under a new name. So one that's been around for as long as I can remember his Weight Watchers and they've regretted themselves, and they've changed things multiple times. But they're still going. What do you think about Weight Watchers Weight Watchers is actually a plan that I would stand behind reason? I like Weight Watchers is because they figure out so Weight Watchers does this point system and this point system is based on what your nutritional needs are to meet your nutritional goals. So it's based on a goal weight that you have. And you work out this school weight with your health coach, where it's, it's realistic. And again, it setting those realistic goals for yourself. You know they're not there to just tell you. Yes. And the things that you wanna hear it, it's coaching. That is put together so that you can meet your goal and it is a painful, and it is sustainable. So I like that. It's based on your need. It doesn't eliminate any foods. They actually do they try to teach you how you can fit all of those things that you like into your plan, based on the point system. Now, realistically, would I prefer that they just teach nutritional value and, you know, calories and stuff like that? Absolutely. But that doesn't work for everybody. And we can see that because of all these other diets that we've talked about that teaching calories teaching macro teaching nutrients that doesn't work for everybody, and it actually probably works for very few people. But this point base system has his taken these things and put it into a plan for anybody to understand. And with the emergence of snow. Phones, all of that information is acceptable at their fingertips a hundred percent of the time drawback to Weight Watchers it, it can get expensive. So it just depends on again. What your your resources are, but I think Weight Watchers is something that can easily be done. If you have a family, you know, it's not something that the entire family has to, to do in terms of going to the meetings and counting the points and stuff like that. But you can certainly make a healthy meal from for your family that fits into your weight, watcher plan, so that, that is actually one that, that I, I don't mind and I actually kinda like. And so when people ask me for something Weight Watchers one that I will recommend. My issue, I have two issues with Weight Watchers. I is the points because the idea of goes back to you can have as much as you want of these food so Simi. That's again, giving you the idea that these foods are fantastic and eat as much as you want in. It's fine message again about food. I do agree with that. And again, it's you know, I think something like carrot sticks carrot sticks are probably zero points. But if you're dipping nosing ranch, that's totally different situation. Now, what site to that, too, is, you know, in, in what I teach because especially in peaching things for like diabetes. There are those foods that we consider quote unquote free foods to appoint because we still teach portion sizes, and that's where people need to learn how to figure out how these things that into their diet, I've never done, Weight Watchers personally, so I don't know, for sure. How, how indepth they get with those? Kinds of things I would hope that they would teach portion sizes and, you know. Yeah, these things are free in this portion size. However, if you're going to sit down and eat an entire bag of carrot sticks. That's a different story. Now we have to start counting points. Does that make sense? Yeah. Well, and that goes to the second thing that I don't like about how they teach is the leaders. These leaders, the only qualification is that they, they lost weight off a Weight Watchers and kept it off or certain amount of time. And so you're having your average, you know, person who just lost weight on this plan now becoming the expert and yeah, I don't like that either. I didn't know that. Yeah. So, like, personal training like a lot of people lose weight, and they start exercising. And then they decide while I'm gonna go personal train people because now I know how to exercise. It's the same thing like me saying, well, I know healthy diet. So I'm going to basically be RD without the education. So just ups me the wrong way. Because it's diluting the scientific aspect of our field and, and can potentially sets people up for wrong advice because what goes for one person, obviously is not going to apply to everybody. Absolutely absolutely. Now, as always I always like to ask people if someone wants to lose weight in it's a lot of us. So someone wants lose weight may wanna change their diet. What are some of the tips, you would give them to start? I think the biggest thing is to figure out where you are, like look at your life and and assess where it is right now. And then decide where you want to be. So what is your goal and what is it gonna take to get there and then developing a roadmap from where you are where you wanna be the biggest part with that? Then is setting smart goals. You're not gonna get there overnight and you're not gonna get there with drastic changes that are on are not sustainable. You just aren't setting those smart goals, their specific they're measurable attainable. And it doesn't have to be the end. All goal set. Small attainable goals along your roadmap? And when you meet those move onto your next school, it doesn't have to happen overnight. It doesn't even have to happen at a month or year because behavior change takes a lot of time. And then there's no shame in asking for help reaching out for support is actually recommended reaching out for advice is reckoned. Ended they getting it from people who know what they're talking about. There's so much information on Google drives me insane. And I'm sure it drives, you insane at any health professional in general jars insane. Well, why looked on Google and I found this. Well, you know what? You can find anything on the internet, doesn't make it good. It doesn't make it right. Looking for trusted sources people that are basing what they're doing on the science behind it. They're basing it on research that has proven and they're basing it on things. Not it's not a testimonial. It's not an Goetschel. It's, it's proven. It's tried. It's tested. It's true. And by learning those proper eating habits, and those proper exercising habits and developing a good relationship with it can be beneficial for everybody in their life, and that increases their support system, because they see the people that support them see the changes they're making the good that it's doing, and that's the big thing that's huge. All right. Well graded by again and great information Kelly, a big you so much for joining us and look forward to talking to you again. Thank you. Thank you. So I hope that enlighten, you a bit on some of the more popular diocese days and helped you understand that basically diets are just a recycled version of the same thing over November for as long as human beings have wondered about how to lose weight something. She did say at the end, though, that I want to reiterate is reaching out asking for help, if you do need, it is the most important thing to do, because you're talking about your health, and in the end your life so reaching out to someone like Kelly with her complete dietitian solutions business or through me, they're a mex- health, we would both love to help you reach those goals. In the meantime, though, whatever you were working on right now for your lifestyle, please. Keep taking those small steps, and I promise you, you will reach that goal. These steps will lead you to your big changes. Good luck. Take care.

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Thanksgiving Gratitude & Black Friday Show

FasCat Cycling Training Tips Podcast

25:30 min | 1 year ago

Thanksgiving Gratitude & Black Friday Show

"From Fast Cat coaching. I'm Frank Overton and this is our training tips. PODCAST being able to get faster is based on and being able to escape. You GotTa crime the Doj Oh to laugh on the battlefield the shit that will kill them and I was always an advocate. You could accomplish more with sweet spot training in writing and soon to fall. Performance Endurance Nutrition and weight loss is all about your future Nascar. That's what winning in the kitchen is. What would leave? Do just feeding yourself getting fast. Welcome to the fast cap podcast where we're on a mission to make you faster cycles. PASCA founder head coach. Frank Overton long hello listeners. This is our Thanksgiving gratitude. Black Black Friday cyber Monday. podcast you know it is Tuesday November twenty. Sixth are black Friday cyber Monday. Sale is live use coupon code F. A. S. T. five zero to receive fifty percent off any training plan in our website and We'll talk a little bit about that but really I mean Y. It's Thanksgiving you're busy will be short today in and really when I think about Thanksgiving everyone talks about gratitude. We have a lot to be thankful for me myself personally. I'm thankful Oh for for Jackson. I'm really thankful for all of you. Listening we set a record in October for listenership. And we're on track to beat that here in November. We also made a call out to you all and you have responded with leaving US reviews and likes and subscribes CBS on Itunes. And I'll share the podcast review of the week in a moment. We are extremely grateful for that. And we'll talk about what we're grateful for. We'll talk about our brand partners and we'll talk about our black Friday cyber Monday sale. And maybe I'll get a little bit sappy and talk about all the other Grad grateful eightfold things we are for on this Thanksgiving Week and here and Boulder Colorado. We had an overnight snowstorm and I think we have more than a foot and a half of snow outside. Everything is closed. No school other school was in session. Anyway and everything. Everything is shutdown. It's a great day to kind of hunker down. I got a switch workout plan for myself later on today and really I am just just grateful for you all listening over the course of its been. It's only been like eighteen months since we started this podcast and never in my wildest extremes did I imagine we'd have close to thirty thousand people listening each month so for that I am extremely grateful and you know we have have big plans in two thousand twenty and really one of the biggest things that we are looking to do in twenty twenty s to share expertise to help you go. uh-huh faster to help you ride faster. I think you know. Our mission is to to share our expertise to help you ride faster. And the fast cat coaches. We have over seventy five years of combined. Experience in our goal is to empower you your listeners. Our community with the art and Science of coaching to help you achieve achieve your goals and cycling and in life. A lot of what we talk about here is a common sense. Approach to get faster doesn't involve upsetting the balance is some athletes have put it to me getting fired or getting divorced. You know that that's not a long term sustainable double approach to really be unhappy with your cycling and I think me as a coach and that's one of the things that we we try to do. No one ever says yeah. I want to hire you as a coach to be happy with my cycling or happy in life but we the underbelly undertones of of that is something that we tried to achieve. If you're happy you know with your power. If you're happy with the way you're riding in the group you know you're going to be happy with your training and you're you're gonNA perform form a better one of my colleagues Dr Kristen Com. She says happy racers go faster. And then I couldn't agree more in that's kind of one of one of our goals and that's why we are sharing our expertise with you through this podcast and all that we do so again again. Thank thank you for listening. Moving on lead to me review. Read the podcast review of the week and and it comes from us to watch. ABC Eleven on November eighteenth of this year and he exclaims plant power. Welcome to the world of clean eaters. Get ready ready for all the haters. Who cannot read yes? I thank you for that because I think it was three weeks ago. Four weeks ago. I mentioned I watched the net flicks documentary game changers. And you know it's it's been a long time coming with just my evolution of going the plant based I've been plant based for almost four weeks. Now feel great like it a lot of variety to my meals and I I think this is a future podcast. The evolution of the big cat going plant based and who better to help guide that along with the King of plant. Based Jackson Jackson is at a A Nordic skiing training camp up in Yellowstone National Park. Apparently the snow is good there. And that's where they take a fifty fifty young whipper snappers and they're they're getting in shape for the season so it'll be just made this week but yeah I do see that as a future future podcast odd cast and I was thinking about it. You know over the past couple of weeks after we got those hater comments in tunes and thank you used to watch. ABC Eleven Four. Four that you know. I've received a lot of messages on instagram. And just email and in our form as well and You are my people that Do pay attention attention to your diet. And and it's really I'm not trying to like impart my way of eating upon you at some. It's a choice I've made it's personal and you you know if you WANNA listen up You're welcome to do so I'm never ever ever said you know. Eating plant based is better than than one way or the other but yeah you know when we started talking about nutrition and winning in the kitchen. One of the things that we did mention Barry early on is dairy. Free Gluten free just to further reduction in inflammation and so we're already like halfway to plant based right there. We never abdicated red meat that that's with that saturated retreated fat. And honestly you know. I've been inside of a chicken house. It's nasty you know. I don't really want to participate in that anymore. So there goes chicken in an hour left with like eggs and salmon and frankly I was just getting tired of all the all the plankton watts is is one of my athletes calls it and it's been refreshing going over to plant based Beings Tofu. I got a sweet eight baked tofu teriyaki recipe that have been honed in on and the beyond beat the impossible burger. That's pretty tasty tasty started to notice more the plant based options at the restaurants. We go out to you so that that's been fun and feeling great so beat that with a dead horse but thank you for your view and the training plan review other week comes from Derek August knock wits on November remember eighteenth two thousand nine hundred and he says this plan just plain works in my races. I felt like I had more than enough power to move up if the course allowed. I crave more power sections on every course because I knew I was going to be able to move up every time. I had my best results of this season on this plan. Well thank you derrick that that is awesome and remember everyone if you want to get on board with that. Use Fast Fifty F. A. S. T.. Five zero for fifty present is in all of our plants. That CEO is live now Tuesday through cyber Monday and it is you. Can you combine many plans as you want. You can buy all your plans for twenty twenty but we will limit that coupon for only two checkout so limit two carts parts per per customer. You can buy some plans now and see how they go. You can apply to chain library. You can read up on our form about what other athletes are doing for their whole entire season. And you can buy more. Just get that in before the end of cyber Monday next Monday and you'll be all set but if have you tried to do three cards. That coupon will not work. And then you'll email us and we'll have to explain that to you so that is the deal and you know I wanna take a moment here just to say. Every training plan comes with the value. Add in deals was from our partners who I am extremely grateful for so getting to the Thanksgiving grateful gratitude. You know. It's good to practice gratitude every day. I am extremely extremely grateful for our brand partners training peaks yoga glow and most recently excel sports. When you buy a training plan for fast cat you get discounts to use our brand brand partners products and of course you know they will make you faster because we have vetted him? This is what we use anyway so when you buy training plan from fast can you get a free thirty. The day training peaks premium account. And they're after we give you a twenty percent off premium discount code which gets it down to seven dollars ninety four cents. Spur month in a one question. We get asked a lot is do I need a premium to use your plans and the answer is no you can t f p with the free basic account account. Our plans also come with a sixty day. Yoga Glenn membership because we are huge advocates of yoga for cycling three years ago when we started offering bring our plans we noticed. Several athletes were limited by the yoga studios where they lived and plus the Yoga for cycling. Cassandra of fame on on a youtube video became quite repetitive. It's quite good but it does get a little old after a while. So we parted with Yoga glow and they have thirty five the second specific classes from a variety of instructors to help you with your recovery flexibility meditation by candling and then I was just browsing this morning. They even have class to help you get more Arrow and in case you haven't wondered or noticed all the instructors are cyclists themselves so head on on over. There intersts cycling in the search box. You'll find those thirty five classes and there's there's no reason you have to do cycling specific classes there's a whole host asto levels one two or three classes on their from many many instructors. And you know we just advocate. You do yoga. Koga Mondays and Fridays on your plan and we have partnered with Yoga glow so the no longer have an excuse not to F.. Not if it's like you can't get to studio no problem. Pull this up on your computer or your your tablet IPAD and get bendy so so that is the deal with Yoga glow and we are extremely grateful for our partnership with them. You know overall overall I would just say Yoga has helped me put you know we just but I would say ten years back on my body mostly in hips. You know the the hip work and the flexibility there it just helps you feel better If I go for more than a week without doing a yoga class I feel stiff and you get out of bed and I do have my regular Thursday yoga practice. I go to each week and I would encourage you to find your on studio but inbetween get on her plans and use a the yoga low sixty day membership As part of your plant in really quick remember when you do take advantage of that membership. It's on a subscription With with Yoga and it's automatically medically recurring so if you do subscribe and then you find yourself later on not using it. Don't forget to cancel that subscription. Okay and and then most recently we have partnered with the iconic boulder institution. Excel sports for those of you. That are here in border. You'll know you'll recognize excel sports. It's a little. It's this little bike shop. Tuck back in a corner with a gigantic warehouse behind it and their a showroom is is modest but they're they're they like their claim to fame as they have everything in stock. So you know you can go there. They always have isn't that you can't say that. From a spike shops and nowadays XL SPORTS DOT COM is like. It's the evolution of their catalog because for for the super bike nerds out there. You may remember the like thirty five. Forty five page Excel Sports Cadillac. That came to your mailbox. Like every reminds In the nineties in the two thousands before the Internet took over and you could earn out to all the bikes the wheels the clothes nutrition products. Later you're on the power meters. Everything everything was in the excel catalogue. We had we used to do. Bike fits in one of the things that happens in a bike fit. Is You usually you. You adjust the the length and the stem angle and excel sports. Seoul the mall so we would keep that catalog there and we would. Richie always always seem to have just the right stem length and stem angle. And you just pointed out in the Excel Catalogue Point that athlete over there and they would go over there. Get the the stem and then sometimes come back. We'd put it on them and see how that that fit. But that was then now is now excel sports dot com. It's got everything and and they'll ship it out to you super super fast and if you are a training plan customer or thinking about being a customer go ahead and do that fast fifty is the fifty percents off deal and we'll send you instructions of how to take advantage of the the deal to your email. inbox Wave Abe. Little Fun fact way back. In the day I coached the owner and founder Bruce Hodgkin's and we do these long rods and the mountains in these motor pacing sessions with Chris Baldwin Incorrect Henderson. And those those are the good all days since then I think Bruce is become a snow. Bird not in the warm weather sense but he's he's all about like back country skiing. I did a a really fun snowmobile back country Day a day with him and I think that's what he's up to most of these days but he is to be a huge cyclist nowadays. IRA is is running the ship and even the smaller world his wife. Tracy is the go-to massage therapist in town. So it's strong cycling community here in Boulder that I'm grateful to be a part of an era in excel. Sports has graciously partnered with fast cat to offer a training plan and coach athletes and online discount. And as I mentioned to take advantage of this deal. Check your emails from US after you buy plan with the specifics and or head over to our form and check out the thread titled Not Fast Cat Team Discounts at Excel Sports Dot Com. And really they they sell all the good stuff I myself have been a good boy It's been a good year. Hopefully Santa will will treat me. Treat me well. I'm in the market for a new smart trainer in excel cells. All the Watt who kickers plus the snap all the accoutrements the accessories. They do also have all the all the power meters stages court in the chorus chorus like all the bike computers Garmon and why who the element the bolt the Rome and incidentally stay tuned for future live podcast December. Twelve th. We're GONNA do a holiday coaches buyer's guide ring energy that from Excel. Sports will be live. And we'll be giving away a Wa who you roam the roam is the new offering from from Y who. It's a larger bolt. It's got a colored screen and has navigation abrogation not not like the navigation. The bolt has been like really like tell you where to go navigation the room. So it's kind of like the answer to the to the garment ten twenty. I believe and we're going to give it away. It's going to be a contest though. So you gotta tune in and then like we did this past summer you got to leave. Leave a comment was to some of the questions we asked live during the during the podcast. It'll be fun. So if there's another performance product that excel cells. Go check it out and then if you have any questions about it you know what to do ask is on our form and in the spirit of thanksgiving. We are extremely grateful for our new partnership with Excel Sports. And we're excited to bring more of excel to you share. Those does those discounts for you so that you can save money on your training plans and your bike equipment to maybe Do More more bike events in two thousand twenty overall. We're just extremely grateful for our brand partners in. I'm stoked to to share them with you. All we are working on even more for twenty twenty to help you ride the bike faster so keep listening and we will share with you. Those those as as they get finalized in so being Thanksgiving I with all the gratitude I just want to express my gratitude to this juncture of the year. It's been a great one has Jackson and Isaiah mentioned on the podcast. Last week my family has been blessed with a new you boy. His name is Hudson. Hughes and Hudson is my middle name and so everyone is happy and healthy We do not. I know his veto to Max yet But believe it or not he will be doing it field tests in the coming weeks. I'm going to work on him. FTF peeing A day to day especially with sticking to the The sleeping and eating scheduled to help out Mama and mm-hmm we will keep you posted. And if he if he deviates from that we will head monash him on the forum and tell him to Hash Tag. FTF okay. I just on that but really on. The behalf Jackson Coaches Isaiah Alley Brandon. Nadia and Jake. We are so grateful to have you a part of this community. Thank you for listening. Thank you too trusting your training to us and thank you for your questions in your contributions on in our forum. That's what it's all about. We are on a mission to share expertise to help you. The athlete ride faster and as I was saying earlier. The fast coaches riches have over seventy five years of Cabana experience in our goal is to empower you our community with the art and Science of coaching to help you achieve your goals and cycling in life. And so if you haven't joined our community yet if you're just a podcast listener it's never been easier to to join our community beyond just subscribing subscribing to our podcast. You can head over onto our form. There is a all everyone section. You just need to register and you can lurk around. You can ask questions if you want to take it to the next level. This week is a perfect time because we have as I mentioned are fifty percent off black Friday cyber Monday deal literally fifty percent off. That is a huge deal to an already huge deal of what we provide and you know what if you don't like it. One hundred percent money back guarantee no questions asked this is the Nordstrom's macy's return policy. All it takes is a simple simple email or call. I don't like my plan. You don't even have to explain the reason. Boom we just press a button. We hit that refined and you get that money back back on your credit card. It's easy as that but really I don't think we it's funny. We offer up that that that money back guarantee and I would say way less than point five percent of our orders or customers even request that because our plans are there simple. They're easy to follow their productive. Active most importantly they're effective and they're they're affordable you know. I mean we're talking. Twenty four dollars and fifty cents for a six week. Forty nine dollars training inning plan and again you know one hundred percent money back and my biggest ISM is if you can follow a plan you can ride faster so now is never better tom to try so have a great Thanksgiving all. This is going to be a short podcast Remember to win in the kitchen very important everyone get out there for a trip to fan fun run on Thursday morning. This is the one time when it's okay okay to not F. T. F. B. you know a lot of you have a four day weekend Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday and if you're On a sweet spot plan. If you're building just adds some extra credit. Do a trip van rod on on Thursday. If you have to go back to work eric on on Friday that's fine to follow the plan on that day and get back on if you have a four day weekend go for if you're building now. This does not apply if you are in the sector across season or if you are lifting weights if you're lifting weights you just the more static just because you're really pushing your your legs probably as hard as you can and you're not trying to build. You're not trying to raise your CTL during during the weights. But if you're on sweet spot plan yeah trip to fan rod extra. TSA says one to three hours as hard as or as easy he is. You want no winner rolls really join a group. Brad have fun give. Thanks Your S. Y.. S. Raj stretch your stomach. Turkey's out there but really just remember. Eat your vegetables that that's that's the biggest winning and the kitchen tip for for Thanksgiving and with that said I mentioned cyclocross. You know like if you're racing Thursday Friday you may not want to do a trip Japan right if you do make it like short easy if you are on our cyclocross nationals plan. You're probably building in your plan already. Has this this four day training black included so get busy go for it you know now like follow the plan and and and really put put in the work now al crying the Dojo and then after this Sunday. That's usually your light at the end of the tunnel. You're probably taper down into national so good luck to everyone there. That's it everyone truly. If you can follow plan you will get faster. FTF Go to our farm for help and Feedback Rod safe. And we'll be back next week with coaches as a and Jake to talk about the differences between coaching and training plans wind. Choose US either. And of course how to leverage both. Don't forget fast. Fifty for fifty percent off five zero. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone everything we talk about in our podcast embodied in our training plans on fast cat. COACHING DOT COM. Use the discount code. Twenty five podcast to see for yourself for forty nine dollars actually. Thirty six seventy five with the discount discount. You get a six week. Training Plan designed by yours. Truly a free premium training peaks account a sixty day GLO membership and access to our new New Forum where you'll receive coaching support. We have one hundred percent money back guarantee. If you don't like your plan so you have nothing to lose but if you can follow the plan I know Oh you can get a lot faster.

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Learning Who I Am

Healthy Living with Lamia

38:00 min | 2 years ago

Learning Who I Am

"Welcome to help living with lumpia powered by AmEx health. My name is let me assure Zinger, and I'm the owner and founder of apex health. If you're interested in living, a healthy lifestyle whether you've been doing so for years, or you're just beginning journey today than this podcast is for you. Each episode will tackle a topic in the World, Health and help you take necessary subs- to live your best life today. I'm going to take you on a journey in one woman's life, who I believe, many of you will be able to see yourself in see him. New savy is a thirty five year old program analysts for the United Nations. She has dedicated her adult life to helping others in her role at the UN working to allow them to live better lives. If you met her with seen intelligent well-spoken, radiant woman, who zoos, competence. However, the woman you would meet today is not the same person. She was for most of her childhood and into adulthood. See him was born in Kuwait growing up in society. See that often judge the person based off their looks which obviously include your weight. She became over weight at a young age. And as she grew older, and came to the US for her bachelor's degree, or fast food and campus. Food was the norm her way only went up by the time. She was finished with her masters degree in London. England see him had tried numerous diets losing ten pounds only to gain fifteen pounds back each time. Once she stopped the diet, it's at this point in her life that we join C him as she shares her journey into uncovering, the reasons behind why she ate the happy discovery that she loves exercise finally losing, and keeping off nearly one hundred pounds in five years and possibly most importantly, as she describes. It learning who I am. And I had always so even throughout university. Undoing my masters in London. I'd always thought to myself, you know what when I get up to Kuwait's I will, I, I know I'm gonna get on, you know, I'm going to start to exercise have time. I'll house you at home we have, you know, food can be prepared a car, I can get to the gym, like I knew or in my head on, like, you know, when I go back home. That's what I'm gonna do it. So I graduated from London and I got back home and I just not truly just started to. I started by doing yoga three times a week, and then I'd start by running at say at the gym, like the two I could do ten minutes couple of times a week, and then foodwise I just sort of started to eat a little bit less. I wasn't doing anything super special just sort of staying away from fried foods and just eating less of stuff. And then in that I, I would say six months, that home I lost eight kilos. So I think that's about twenty pounds. And this isn't two thousand seven and so then it just continued circum two thousand seven to two thousand twelve I lost nine t two hundred pounds so give or take my weight fluctuates. So I mean anywhere between ninety one hundred pounds in that five year period without sort of surgery, which at the time. Some people had actually said, oh, just do surgery. Right. But I'm not very stubborn person. So I was like you know what? I'm not going to surge him. Not gonna do anything I'm going to do it. I'm gonna get there. Anyway, so start off, as I said, this three times yoga, a little bit of running, but then between two thousand seven twelve the eating and the food journey like just completely changed and evolved in a very different way from when I started. So. When you were overweight. Did you have a particular reason behind, what you ate or why you eight, so I, I didn't it took me a long time. So by the time I was when he ate, I would say, I had sort of, and I had lost all the way tonight, you know, whatever. And by all sort of that say standards. I looked good than I was slim but I still didn't feel goods like it wasn't enough. And that's when I had a breakdown. I was e-e-e-e-no obsessed with reaching some sort of, you know, number on the scale, and, and that's when I decided to go see someone to talk about this stuff and I started seeing therapist at the time and went back, you know, and talked a lot about my childhood. And I think you know, looking back that it I eight because. Whenever I was anxious. I ate whenever I wanted to feel something that I felt like wasn't enough inside of me. I ate when I didn't want owns afraid eight one I feel love. I eight when I was nervous. And I was always constantly eating, because I was just afraid of like this void on this emptiness, which hunger also was was that for me. You know, eating secret, you know, my, my mother both my parents, my mother's while is from her. So her background is different. She can grow up in the Goethe. She grew up, in, in Palestine Jerusalem, which is very in the western parts of the region is very different lifestyle moving a lot more. The, the weather, of course better. So people, you know, there's no, you around Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, you go to Egypt, even I mean back in the day things changing now and you can see there's not a lot of obese people because I size were the French, you know, they had a lot of fresh foods in our cuisine is not naturally very fresh. They didn't have the same food chains that we had been points in the rest of the Gulf region. So. She was, you know. Hard on me. And I think you know, it's not because of lack of love. It's because that's just the way she was, and she was raised in our culture. In general, your appearance matters. Look. What she layer and you know how you dress. And of course, you know, weights is huge. So I ate a lot eight my feelings, as you know, cliche as that Sam, and even college, I mean, I think eating because also the habits you formed in the food, and it's not like, oh, well nominee collagen away from all those voices everything, you know, I'm just gonna eat an apple instead of chocolate bar. You know, the way it works your tastes, butts chemically, don't like those kind of things and I had a lot of emotional instead of negative connotations with specific foods. I'll never forget, whenever I'd want, for example seconds. Right want dessert, as a kid on, I'm like, oh, I want this whatever Paker cookie or whatever was like just having apple. Apples from me where this, this, this, this representation of like everything that is like sad. Unlike doesn't spit in life, you know, so like there was a lot of symbolism. I had about specific types of food, fish in all of the traditionally, quote, unquote. Healthy foods, I hated because Romy that district presented the stuff that like you eat to look a certain way that I didn't look I didn't want to, you know, give into it. That's side love all this stuff that you're saying because I really think more people are like this, then would admit right, what you've gone through. I think a lot of people have gone through. But it's I mean really is brave for you to come out and say it. So clearly, and simply I think will resonate so well with people. To fill that void. Right is why you eat and on think it boils down to the side, DEA. I mean, everyone has seen it in some mean on Instagram or Facebook, but it really boils down idea of not being enough, no matter what you do what you got to your, you're not enough. So no matter what, you know, you know, they say, I mean I had gone through this, this at some point still struggle with it. I'm it's you know, it's I know to be a lifelong struggle for me. But this student body Dismore yet. Right. You, you. You don't even realize what you actually look like. It's because you feel you don't feel good on inside. And I can see that. So, for example, be walking down the street any new catcher lection on on some of the windows, like the shop windows, and unlike wile agreed today in our later, I'm having a bad time at work. I go to the bathroom, and I look in the mirror, and all of a sudden on like, oh my God. I look awful like I feel you know, like lumpy or, you know, the chain our different. So this, it's impossible, like scientists impossible that you would have gained ten pounds or something have changed in our defense. Right. That, that mindset and for knee, ninety pounds are hundred pounds where piece of cake losing them like literally was a piece of cake. It's all other work and all the other stuff. That's like the tree the hardest, unlike most agonizing stuff to do with. Yep. Well, I mean, that's yes, again, beautifully said, because I'll work with individuals, and they will lose the weight. But they are still stuck. In. I'm going to say they're their former self right? They still are looking at themselves, and seeing eighty pounds ago. And because they weren't loving themselves then losing the weight does not mean you're going to love yourself now. Yeah, yeah, exactly. And I think I mean I don't wanna so there are I don't wanna sound like okay, just to self love in all the huge part of it like that is a huge fun of I've been that is at the end of the day. The sole purpose the, the end goal in in our lives, is that self love and making. She making sure you know that you are enough but at the same time I mean, I know that there's other factors. So a few are single parents, you're working all day, and you just need to make ends needs. And also don't have time to go out to the farmers market, and by our Ganic produce or go to either Noah together meal. It's much easier to order food or fast food, and the food industry exists, so easy. You know, you're not reading courage, at least here in even even back home to make to make healthy fresh foods, and I found that people don't know, like it's crazy to me an I realized how much I have a disconnect with me as I am now in my past self. So I find myself as at work the other day and a colleague had gone to the vending machine. I remember the last time I've ever used a vending machine. It still it's, it's so weird. Like it's I never was that person before she she had gone. She said she was hungry. Let you hadn't eaten for few hours. So she went to an oil. I'm hungry to go. Get food and not come back. So I went to my desk and I got I had I don't remember I had I think I had like up. They could pack of raw insulted almonds and green juice in the in the in the fridge. So I went and got that and I come back, and she had gone Twix bar at I literally stopped in a Mike, I let almost forgot they make to expired. I was like, what does it what if that and she's like the Twix bar, and I, I feel so bad. 'cause I might only God, how could I have been so judgmental? I was I was honest about meeting. You're getting Twix bar, and she's like, oh, you know, every once in a while, like what I thought to myself. Oh my God. It's crazy because it's easy fix. Right. And it's cheap. It's also cheaper than buying a five dollar bag of laments. So I mean, I know there's so many different factors patient, on your surroundings, personal circumstances, and it took me a long time. Like I took a long time not just to learn how to eat, but to teach my taste buds what to craven, it's not just that I can't imagine eating Twix bar if I actually been into, on I don't think it would taste the same as did as my sixteen year old south. So you would you say you've tried like every kind of diet or fad weight loss plan that has been out. Oh, yeah. I mean, totally even during the week's journey, I was Kito IRAs paleo IRAs, low car by was no, carb. I was given during the five years, there was sort of would never did crash site. But I definitely did like, you know, lifestyle diets and then before that all the crush sites. You can imagine cabbage soup. The master cleanse the all of it. Why do you feel those didn't work and why did you change to? How you doing? You're eating now. What I inform most it's not sustainable. I mean so going to extreme example of the master cleanse or to the cabbage soup diet. I mean you can't you can lose five pounds in today's or a day or whatever eating just soup. But that's not the way you're going to be eating for your life or even for the rest of the week. So an on that I you know, pounds you put off are just as this waterway. It's not, you know facts in your, your body, composition is changing and you're hungry. They cure so much more hungry all the hormones, ear body that just disrupted by eating non Jewish food are on rampage on all of the your, you know, this better than I but in Latin green and all of these different hormones that that that, you know, stabilize and done control your appetite metabolism are going. Haywire specially meant for good. If you're a mom, who? He began to that. So you start to eat things in the crib and things you know, it wreaks havoc on your buddy. Those are the crush sites, so I would not only just gay back if I put on an extra five because I'm not just going back to eating do I was eating the for the, the soup. I was I was eating more because I was trying to make up for the day I wasn't eating, and then I mean, any other stuff like just the normal sort of keep in paleo, and I think that was mostly because I was just hungry to, to Mitchell. And figuratively trying to figure out the perfect diet. That would tell me exactly what was good. What was bad? What are the good foods on? What are the bad foods? And if I eat the good foods, it's going to get me to my head was version of, I would find, maybe as facets of you. And that's not the way it works. There is no such thing as good involved. I think that, that, that the drive for control and to lead the package things in like a very controlled box of good in bed. Just gave me comfort, you know, so like it made me feel like okay. I was doing it right. Yeah. Just ate apples almonds on grow chicken on, salad on all the uncle good foods, I would be fine. And I would reach sort of the end goal. So that is I don't say, just as bad as eating Twix bars all day. But I need psychologically. It is, you know, it has that same effect of trying to reach an end goal rather than, you know, serve trying to slowly change your habits and learn about yourself in your body, it into new yourself and an onus leave after all the time. That's what I'm doing now. Really? Is trying to get to know my body as you as ruined ages. She goes to different cycles trying to get to know my body as it is. Now trying to be to be gentle at my sausages. Honestly, the hardest part of all of this talk a little bit about what, how you view your you're eating now. So now I have. So I actually for the last, I would say two years, I've been the so I am been Avirgan for two years. So now my eating I mean, I tried to eat what my buddy is craving, but I do sort of, you know, I eat pretty healthy. I don't like to go hungry. I try to make good food choices but I also try to be a lot gentlemen kinder. You know when I don't or when I just want, you know, eat the French fries, and I I love my. Sells a lot more leeway in myself those, those times where you just wanna have a cookie. Why did you choose vegan well to be did with I had not had stopped? I have been very free for about six or seven years, because of your digestive issues, digestive issues. And I just to sort of didn't really believes in dairy, you. I mean I personally didn't agree with me. And also, I just didn't like the dairy industry and I was dairy free for while. So, so I was also not really eating red meat that much because really heavy from me. So I need every so often so by two years ago, I was on a long long work trip in Asia. I was in southeast Asia for like six weeks, traveling for work, and I was eating so much chicken and meat and eggs, and I came home and I was just. Exhausted. I felt like there is a rocking my stomach. I just feel awful. And then I just started to read a little bit more about vegetarianism, and I just started to slowly, very gradually, just not eat chicken as much because it started to gross me out, just because of again the industry itself. Yeah. An fish. I was eating every once in a while. Extra sort of the last thing to go. But a as they said it was very gradual in I, I mean, I had eggs, sometimes or if it was in something, I wasn't very picky or was invited someone's house, and they're cooking, I wasn't going to like, not eat it. You know, but the, the sort of plant based food lifestyle, felt good for me. And that's also something else is each buddies different. So some people it just maybe doesn't feel good when eat certain things. But so the more I started to eat more plants at such I started to feel good. And then, honestly, in the last year, it's become more of Justin ethical in environmental things. So a union when it was just a health thing I was a lot more lenient in just eating things every now and then but since it's become more. Let's say ethical. You know, that's when I've become more. I would say strict about my begin but in a very natural way. Like I don't crave. That's the most important thing. I don't crave things that I don't allow, I don't create things that I don't allow myself yet while I think that's so important. So a lot of people wanna go vegan. 'cause they think it will help them lose weight. But for you, it was did you know, a lot of that, those, those products did not agree with you physically, but then also. Yeah. You're ethical standpoint is so strong that it doesn't cause the cravings. I mean, honestly, like when you believe in Salt Lake if you really believe or how stations something you can do it like you can't force yourself to do it in the end of the day. I mean an Oreo is seeking, you know, so I mean. Frenchman, Orioles are Viga. I mean so it doesn't really mean healthy. Yeah. Interesting is been at my slimmest when I was not of Egan, and I've been at my slimness as again. So I didn't I don't seem to really is their weight thing. And if you're doing just because of that, then I don't think it's like son away to live. Something. It's like torture Y. Yeah. Yeah. I agree. Yes. Just really, really interesting. So you talked about the hardest part about kind of this journey, what has been the most enjoyable for you? The most joy -able I think is just discovering two things. One is discovering all these like different foods and things that I never was aware of never would have even looked for. So I, I don't know if I mentioned this when I was in Kuwait, I was working really long hours and of course food prepping a log. Was a huge, you know, trying to stay healthy when you eleven twelve hours a day, and you're traveling troubling time. And when you're traveling to different countries in continents, coaches different foods in things you can't quote, uncle control for so, you know, I was, you know, very sort of good about eating specific things. You know, the good, quote unquote, good stuff at the time. But at when I was a quay I decided that I wanted to sort of eats, desserts, without the consequences at that time I'm still in that mindset of good food. Badgley I was like, you know what I can't many find anything at the time again, this whole movement of gluten free blah, blah, refined sugar free. You know, black bean brownies wasn't thin, yet. So, especially not back home. So I was like, I'm going to start to Baig at home. Stuff that tastes good, and I could eat, you know, daily your brother day, if I wanted to have something sweet. So I started to bake an I used a lot of different websites was reading along internet. So I to bake, it was also very meditative. So I started to bake in vacant bake. I started to explore different things that I never would have in the previous sort of life of him. Discovering new things was. Richard Pryor animals to actually the best part of it in the most agonizing part has been trying to discover. Myself. I am why I choose the things that I choose why do things that I do. Because for my whole life so much of it was wrapped up around sweet, choices that my lifestyle and health me was also in uncovering of, of myself as well. Like you know why, why do I, I driven to eat? When I feel the emotionally certain feeling instead of sitting redacting motion and feeling this conference of to fill it with food. So learning about who I am discovering more about myself as also been, you know, just the most enjoyable, but also not being vogue, you know. Yeah. So you mentioned a little bit about your baking. So, you know, I think it's fascinating that you. Basically, you created, what was not there to meet your health, needs to meet your taste, bud needs everything. So tell us a little bit about your business that you do. In addition to working for the UN. So, so in my when I was still living in quake, I was working or like a private sector company, but I was doing development stuff for them. So win trafficking on turn troubling in working long hours. So I decided, as I mentioned that I wanted to create desserts, also snacks that I could take with me on the road that I could take to work. That were really healthy really. Good. And I was also going to renew Brady Redick hard time in my life at the points. And so I started baking and besides, you know, the having, you know, healthy treats it was also very meditative, like it was my former meditation, 'cause I'm generally very anxious person actually meditating like sitting there in meditating is really uncomfortable. And hard thing for me to do, but baking was very easy, and I go into sort of into into the trance. So I was just like baking pans and pans of gluten free and vegan paleo. I dunno what stuff and I'd have all the I would, you know. You know, at the end of it like the end of like three for hours at have all the stuff like would come out of this like trance and I'd feel a lot calmer. And I had all this stuff, so all this extra Tupperware's ticket to my friend's house, a it at home and eventually, you know, when you do something enough in practice something enough, you get good at it. So I had a lot of friends in coworkers suffer like queue. This is really good stuff. Like you should start something at the say preface by saying in Quaid's, the foods sort of industry on especially serve small businesses around food, or is very big thing in, especially on Instagram. We have a lot of Instagram businesses like thousands and thousands. I think it's like the most for comfort on the world's food like Kuwait Kuwaitis in art love our food you love going out with trying sings end because there is a lot of disposable income in Kuwait. We will try anything. So I start I was like, okay, let me try. You know, I'll I'll try it. So I opened up on Instagram, a business food bakery called wholehearted. So, yes, so I start on Instagram start posting photos that my cousin took for me like food photos, and I was taking orders on on the phone so I'd get while I'm at work during my day job. When I get home, I bake all night, and then the next day they would go out with driver to the different customers. And I did this for a couple of years. Exhausted on every time I which was like the one woman show baking packaging, and then like doing the daily planning routes with the driver before going to where myself. So I mean for two years, it was really exhausting than I had someone help, eventually, like cook health. And then when I left to Geneva for the UN job two years ago, I had my brother and another friend, I took them on his partners and became an official business. Now we have three bakers we have a kitchen, and we're supplying to other coffee shops, and chains in Kuwait's. So any plans to expand to the United States. I know. But I feel like you guys have everything here. I mean in Kuwait by now we have all these different people have done stuff like need. But like I mean, especially in a place like I mean, like your there's I mean every other block there is like a gluten free vegan bakery. But so why did you choose the name so wholehearted? So it came. So, I was, you know, of course, I don't know if anyone has ever started business. They will not. I discovered this is the hardest part for me. Name ran the branding. And so I was sitting with friends in brainstorming with friends who started their own successful businesses, and rainstorm as and it was like going all out bites and cook. Nut flakes, all of these trying to pick names that were sort of synonymous with the brand identity. I don't know. So it went on for a week or so. And then I went to friends birthday, and we had gotten her a gift dusted ninety she loves stationary. So we got her. Bunch of different life funds, stationary suspects. And one of the things ask it was this hole. Puncher hole puncher actually punch to hearts, and I'm gonna win it be funny that company called themselves wholehearted, and then my friends look like positive community own my God that. Became home, quite a big for C home, because I mean it really but it was perfect, because it mimics or marriage my journey of becoming coldhearted, again, trying to become myself, you know, loving myself with my whole heart into living hold hearts. So just I mean, it wasn't it's not, like I didn't launch the business with this whole feeling. I didn't have been used this verse semi say, sort of publicly. So for me, it was perfect made perfect sense to everything in my drink that love that for you. It was recognizing your journey yet. And what it's taken to get to you. I think that's beautiful. I think that's wonderful. And what would you say your best selling item is in your business? Ooh. So I think this is a global thing, but definitely Kuwait US. Love chocolate, and our truck Latif things. So, I would definitely have to say my brownies and my fudge bite. So the brownies. These are so everything in the bait grease, gluten free refined sugar, free and dairy free. Some things are vegan, but, you know, things have eggs, but everything is organic, and my brownies are made with almond. Flour and coconut sugar in vegan, dark chocolate, on there just sort of like melt in your mouth. Like I have to say, like not to my own horn. But. Amazing like their end the vegan, paleo fudge fights are definitely a big. A big hit, sir. You were opening a bakery. So when now when you, you know, you, you said before there's no such thing as good foods, Shing's, bad foods, obviously, there are like more nutritious foods than others. So when you look at, like everything you're eating now. What's your favorite guilty? Pleasure. My guilty. Pleasure is definitely dark chocolate, and I know that's going to be like, oh my God. Laing know about, like I mean, really rich good, roaming, dark chocolate, with, like bits of almonds or see sold, or like even bits of caramel in it's like, you know, like artisanal dark chocolate you, would you say that your eating now is besides the vegan kind of under there's? Everything in moderation. Yeah. Definitely, and I think that's like harder. Like, I think moderating food is harder than cutting out, would like you know, like, oh, I just will eat XYZ it's easier than just feeding the rainbow and just being more conscientious, because I think it's easier to like numb yourself just eat what people tell you to eat rather than, you know, having being mindful and like choosing bits of everything. Join to nourish yourself. So that was part of your journey as well as discovering that. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it's still I'm still discovering I still have, you know, anytime I have like a stressful day or an anxious day or just like day Reich of feel like gross or agreer. Whatever it's definitely more challenging on those days 'cause you food was my way of control in. Yeah. Choosing. So, so, but yeah, definitely eating moderately eating everything in the rainbow as they say, is what I try to do. And some days are easier than others and that will be a lifelong thing, wouldn't it. Oh, yeah. So what do you do for exercise? Oh, this is I forgot. I can't believe I didn't mentioned, but this is also something that like has been enjoyable part of my journey as I didn't realize how much I love exercising. Like it was like I never I see sports, but I mean that was just like the fun of team. And like the glory of winning a match or whatever. But I mean I really discovered like how much I love moving and exercising. And just like I get this adrenaline Russian, I also have a lot of, you know, I have back problems. So I always feel so much better when it exercise and I go through different moods. So right now, I love there's this yoga place go to that. It's not hot yoga. It's like infrared yoga. So it's about ten degrees, who were than Bickram or hot yoga and like the heat builds over the class. So it's not overwhelming, definitely love, like I love the sort of hit high intensity classes like Barry's boot comes, but I also dislike food, have a tendency to over. Go overboard with exercise. So I tried to adjust depending on how I'm feeling now. My body's feeling on that day, but definitely I'm loving sort of these high intensity classes, or, or just plain pilots us have any days a week. Do you exercise depending on work or travel at cetera? I definitely when I'm feeling really energetic and really, you know, great. I have I can work out six days a week because I can fit it into my day and it just feels good. But on the days that I'm a busy. It's more like four. Okay. Last question is, what advice do you have those in there are many out there, who are trying to lose weight, and they, you know, when you first started it was discouraging overwhelming. What advice would you have for them as a start their journey of? So I'll tell you two parts of the first one is more practical. What helps me and of course, everyone is different, but I tend to be more. I was a very competitive person so you can get in over your head. So it helps me in the beginning was setting. They say small goals like step by step, but it really needs. It helped me. So I was in my head. I'm like, okay, so I'm just wanna lose five times. And I'm just gonna five pound Mark, and then we'll see how it goes. And then I'm like, okay, let's try for ten this time. So I played this little gain with myself. And that's how I also used to last like on the treadmill. Michael, I'm gonna run for ten minutes ago at five minutes. Oh, that wasn't so bad. So I just sort of did it in stages like that felt comfortable for me. So five isn't sound is over minus twenty or you know. Yeah, it was if I'm like, oh my God assumes one hundred pounds. That's like horrific thought you know, it's, it's crazy. So I just did it in those increments of five and time than you know, in that way. And then the second part is what I'm still trying to. Learn myself is to be to be gentle with yourself into kinds, because like it's actually the days like, let's don't reach goal or gain, a pound or you're going to pounds you could just be so hard on yourself. You beat yourself about those pounds or that Q A. And then, like, I think it's just a slippery slope back into like emotional eating, or no binging or doing something that's not good for you. So I would definitely say, you know, set small goals and make it fun for you, but also be gentle along the way with yourself. Beautiful. That's so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your amazing an interesting journey with us. Thank you for having me. I'm so happy to have shared it with you. And when you're ready to evolve into the United States, you know, where to start all yet. Definitely. Thank you. Thank you. What a beautiful and fascinating journey. See ham has shared with us. I hope it has touched. You inspired you or at least made you think about your own journey in some way, while each of our journeys are different. There is always some commonality among us, and I hope to him experience brings to light some of what you may have felt or thought about throughout your life as she said so eloquently trying to figure out the perfect diet. That would tell me what was good. What was bad were the good foods motor, the bad foods if I eat good foods. It was going to get me to what in my head was as first of what I would finally see his perfect beautiful. Hopefully you learned that there is no such tight, and then only through small changes determination, hard work, and some self love are you a venture able to live your best life? Until next time, keep taking those small steps because as we just experience they can lead us to send big.

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Ask the Dietitian: Guilty or Not Guilty?

Healthy Living with Lamia

10:34 min | 2 years ago

Ask the Dietitian: Guilty or Not Guilty?

"Hello and and welcome to healthy living with Lumpia powered by AMEX health. My name is let me assure Zinger and I'm the owner and founder of a mix up if you're interested in living a healthy lifestyle whether you've you've been doing so for years or you're just beginning journey today then this podcast is for you. Each episode will tackle a topic in the world of health and help you take the steps necessary assery to live your best life today's episode we will be discussing the power of guilt. If you ever feel guilty for taking the time to put yourself first or on the other end of the spectrum you feel guilty for not working out or eating something you told yourself. You shouldn't then you're gonNA understand. The control guilt has over our lives. Let's first discuss the former type of guilt feeling guilty for taking time away from your family. Your friends work or any other responsibility. You might have to make time treat yourself. Our society glorifies busy often. We have an unspoken competition with others to Bemoan though we secretly enjoy the the fact that we're so busy from sunrise to sunset and try to out busy one another with tales of our long days time to ourselves is always presented as a luxury not something something we need for our health so when we do finally get some downtime we often feel pool to use it in a more quote unquote productive way rather than putting her needs. I this needs to stop taking time for yourself to exercise to food. Prep nutritious meals to meditate. Take a walk with a friend shopping with a loved one. Whatever it may be all of those things are good for your mind your body and your soul they refresh thus recenter us and help us find happiness in the day? You need to overcome the notion that you are wasting your time when you go for a run or you're stealing stealing time from your children. If you attend a yoga class or go out with a friend when we put ourselves I we're actually working on improving our health which in turn earn can help improve our mood when we do interact their children it will improve our minds that when we sit down to work and improve our commitment to others in the relationships that we have since we know we aren't completely giving up our wants and needs for others. I challenge you to find one action. You can do each day. That's for you that is exercising cooking a healthy meal that you enjoy going out with the French going on a date with your significant other whatever it may be even as small as taking five minutes to call someone that you'd like to talk to whatever it is but but here's the catch do not feel guilty when you're doing this. The belief that if you are caring for yourself you aren't caring for others is completely lately false. You should feel guilty if you don't take time for yourself because you know that it will then affect you care for others remember self care and caring for others are not to mutually exclusive actions. You deserve to be healthy and happy just like everyone else now talking about the opposite here when we guilty if we skip a workout or eat food that we deem as unquote bad this guilt is at first glance seemingly opposite from the first type of guilt we discussed but in fact it's very similar. We we feel guilty because we aren't doing something. We should have done you splurge during a weekend away or you decided to skip the gym in the morning because you wanted to sleep a little bit. What is perhaps more disheartening than feeling guilt in the first place. Is the fact that many individuals especially women and there's a lot of research that backs US up. We can't can't use a guilt as a motivation to be healthy knowing that you are going to last summer down if you don't meet them for a run in the morning or you feel as if you're being judged edged because you don't have what you think is the perfect body that oftentimes is what drives us to eat a certain way or exercise each day. That's the actual the main motivation to do. These healthy habits in our society does not help. We're inundated with the message that you need to push through the pain. You need to look a certain way. You need to do it all and if you don't you are a failure if you've ever seen a commercial marshall for any type of diet or any kind of exercise equipment you'll understand this. The men and women are always in fantastic shape and they're smiling away away a run on the treadmill or eating salad or whatever it is that that commercial selling the message being that the reason you don't look like them because because you're not doing what they're doing or you don't love to get up at four. AM and go for a run or whatever it is and this is ridiculous. We also have the unfortunate stereotypes in our culture that thin is equal to healthy happy and beautiful and if you're overweight you are unhealthy unhappy with your life and your ugly that is Sarah type that is extremely prevalent in our society and all of this as with no in between right there is either. You're overweight or you're skinny and there's nothing in between which is impossible. That's an impossible set of standards that we have to try to meet. So how do we overcome this. We'll first and foremost is become more comfortable in your own body. This does not mean you don't need to work and sometimes uh-huh. You don't need to work hard for your health because you do or you just have to accept yourself that where you are where you are going to be like that forever does not what I'm saying what this means is seeing the beauty within and without that. You have no matter what your weight is. It's letting go but unrealistic version of yourself for example clients are always telling me when I was in high school. I weighed this. When I was in college. I got married read. I weighed this. This is the size I had. I was wearing when I before I had my three kids or that famous actress this or that professional football player. That's who I WANNA look. These are such an unrealistic version of you because it's so much more than just starving yourself and exercising twenty hours a day right so it means letting go that and embracing yourself off as you work towards your healthiest and that's often the most important first step right loving your body as you go through the journey with it to get to your the healthiest and happiest point which may be losing fifty pounds but it also may not be and just exercising a little bit more and eating a little bit less whatever it may be also giving yourself. Kudos for win. You do have a great workout or when you overall throughout the week had good nutritious diet throughout out that week. Maybe you had some treats here or there but overall we had the eighty twenty rule right eighty percent of time. He degrade twenty percent of the time. You had a cookie. That's okay remembering that you don't have to prove yourself to anyone. Ever your health is no one else's business except of course any any health professionals you're working with but that's obviously a little bit different but the idea you have to look perfect for others should be an obsession that you immediately let go of and for many of you that will be difficult because often the way we think we look for to others is how we live our lives. We WanNA look a certain way way because that's how others perceive us so the final step here is also tied to these. It's finally malate appreciating your body by listen to it when it needs to move and any exercise needs to breast achieving goals that that you didn't know you could finish right. That's appreciating your body for example doing a five K. Your very first five K. whereas a year ago you could say I would never identified K. Whether that is walking or running or anything in between appreciating at by nourishing nourishing it with fresh foods and plenty of water in the occasional treat silently thanking it for all the things that does for you when all the things that has allowed you to cheat so far. Our bodies are amazing. It's why one of the reasons I got into this field because what the body can do and go through and enable us to do is amazing I believe and if you feel that you could be healthier and happier by moving more war changing your diet then listened to that part of your body as well and start by making small changes in order to do so so as we wrap up this discussion discussion. I hope you can start to find ways to let go that guilt. It's not going to be easier not saying that but again. Take no small steps to do so a promise will help weather weather you fit into either of those categories. We talked about right either feeling guilty. When you do something for yourself or feeling guilty when you aren't doing what you quote unquote should be doing or if you feel guilty with both start to find ways to let it go that will help you achieve your goals with more clarity happiness and permanents minutes than any negative feeling of guilt may ever do for you so as we always say take a small step today that you feel will lead you to putting guilt behind you and putting yourself. I take care and uh.

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Rebecca Kallaus

Your Life Program

25:18 min | 2 years ago

Rebecca Kallaus

"Hello and welcome everyone to your life program. I'm your host. Andrea hammer, certified fitness instructor. I am certified health and wellness coach certified fitness nutrition specialists, and you are listening to SOB radio and the radio air network project today, my beautiful and wonderful guest is Rebecca collusive who is the owner and founder of elevated health and the distributor educator for comb. Rough therapy Comber therapy is a non invasive hand-held device in which it's technology stimulates cellular regeneration and your own body's natural healing in the most efficient way possible in the comfort of your own home. If you're suffering from arthritis, backer, joint pain, auto immune disorders, adrenal fatigue, skin, conditions, migraines and more. More than feel what the holistic noninvasive coma therapy can do for you. Welcome to the show, Rebecca Bank, you entered into pleasure to be here. So happy to have you. I really wish everyone can see this device that you have and and get an opportunity. Hopefully, they'll call you for their own personal wellness session with it. Because it's the most amazing thing that I've ever felt from you're doing your therapies on me. And I so so been amazing impressed by its healing abilities into to generate my own healing. So I can't wait up. Tell us all about it. So let's start with how about yourself and how you got involved with coma therapy. And then what is coma therapy? Exactly. What does that mean? Absolutely. So I have I founded elevated health two years ago, and before that I was the VP of a wellness center, and they were using calmer in clinical setting, and I just got to see the most. Raising recovery stories in the clinic. And then I realized it was something that people could use from home. I realized I could help so many more people if I had a virtual holistic company and worked with individuals, and so I developed a report manufacturing company, and that's how I started elevated health and now the only full-time distributor in the United States. Wow. That's really amazing feat right than someone so young. And so determined to get this thing out. So tell us exactly what comb rot is in terms of what it is made of in. How how it actually does cellular regeneration? Sure. So laser therapy is the primary modality. Some people are not familiar with that. But why Comber so effective is that it also combines magnets low level Oprah sound and full spectrum LED all in the same device. So it's not even what they're doing individually. But it's the magic is really in their synergy together. So what it's. Doing to the body is significantly increasing. What's called ATP ATP is fuel molecule of every living cell Denison triphosphate as the trainer that. I am. No. It's the fuel currency of life every different type of selling your entire body requires ATP. So when you're when you're increasing that on an exponential level, you regenerating and rejuvenating every different type of cell in the body. So it's just accelerating every NAFTA mechanism that the bodies capable of. That's why it's just giving your body the energy to heal itself in a really efficient way. So what can these therapies used for read a little list from your brochure when you've taught me explain how the Comber therapy works on all of these conditions and how you use it on people. So, you know, the the list of of what people have used coma therapy for. It's it's pretty extensive. The short version is you know, any kind of a look at my brochure. So you know, any kind any kind of joint pain back pain shoulder pain. Whatever it is I kind of rest rightous any kind of autoimmune condition adrenal fatigue. Organ failure. I condition blood disorders carpal tunnel. Severe nerve damage any kind of endocrine imbalances skin conditions migraines in in even more pretty much anything you can think of. But why why that's possible is it it's not, but Comber is manually manipulating any aspect of the body. See it's just giving your body the energy needs to heal itself stimulates its own Zilya. Regenerative powers. It stimulates the body itself to regenerate itself in three people to really understand what makes Comber so effective. They first have to understand how amazing our bodies are. So one fact that I like to throw out is that the the computing processing of the body is faster than the fastest supercomputer on the planet. Yes. Absolutely. The wisdom of the body knows. No bounds. Absolutely. So there is no doctor or scientist's on the planet who's conscious mind smarter than your body. So giving your body a medication and or injection or anything like that. What it's doing is. It's it's manually manipulating one aspect when that has an infinite cascade of effects in sign affects is I. That signs actually can't comprehend not the computing crossing to large. But your body is so much smarter than that. You know, we have sixty thousand miles of blood vessel sixty thousand dollars and everything was in us or on us goes through sixty thousand miles you think might take your head. And it goes all the way to your toes, but through your liver, your kidneys, your paint, Chris in all the way down through all your organs. It's not just in your head. So anytime, you take like you said a medication or injection or something the whole body feels it imparts that don't need that my dad's something to me exactly along those lines years ago in it stuck with me. I come from smart smart family. Yes. But he goes. You go. So you take an Advil. Okay. So I'm proven goes into your stomach and not supposed to help the pain in your wrists. You think that you're swallowing Advil? That has a signal that only sends those things to your restaurant. It say to your entire body needs to be processed through digestive system with its anti inflammatories. Okay. The body the inflammatory processes important. It becomes an issue. When that that inflammation gets stuck when it did not flush through all the way, but the inflammatory processes the body sending like helpers to that area to go in fix something. So when you're taking an anti inflammatory which doing his you're suppressing your body's ability to heal itself. Absolutely, absolutely. The rezone. I better. I know you love that so much about you. But when we talk about the Komura, this is an out of body noninvasive guessing son injected in the body, it's a hand held device. Very very wonderful handle and buttons that turn on all the lights action camera so LED's the lasers magnet ultrasound at terms all of that on in here and the energy from it altogether, penetrates through into the skin into the blood vessels into the cell and help stimulate healing intracellular. So the audience can't see what we're what we're holding in in talking about right now what post picture so stay tuned in check out our web sites in the links coming up soon, but just you can visualize while you're listening to us. So it's it's something that's a I've heard a lot of female listeners looks like at shower ahead. Our head our Clara sonic of her too. So something that it has. Naini not a giant show. No, it's so the diameter of the port that goes directly on your skin is just maybe two inches in diameter and always is directly on the skin light therapy does not penetrate through close. So it's always on clean skin. An you use it in a very targeted banner through any part of the body to the part that actually needs the healing directly on it. Yes. So can it cause any harm to the body at all? Nope. No side effects from it. So because why common is so amazing is the synergy of the combination of those four modalities the infrared laser magnets, low level of sound in full spectrum Elliott d that combination allows each radiance to be very very low powered K. So whereas the only real comparison is for example, a class four laser. So that's something you might see in a physical therapy clinic, you have to have a medical license to own operates forty five thousand dollars. There's also the parameters to keep in mind, but they're very high powered and they can cause damage because it's just one therapy. And it's very intense lady. It's very intense, and you can get go out agreed benefits from it. But the body is very very sensitive entity. So you get the maximum results when you have very low powered modalities? So the trick is finding that balance where it's it's enough delivery of energy without exactly what you made it not more. Exactly. So you're t- spooning a little at a time as the body absorbs it set a fire hosing it on it Sacchi. Exactly. So it's Comber is the only thing that I've found that maximizes healing without ever having an adverse effect, so the manufacturing companies European base manufacturing company at when people ask about how safe it is. I I always quote there's a clinic in Europe where they they specialized neuro rehabilitation of children. So they deal with very serious neurological conditions with kids a couple of months through fifteen years of age in Comber has been their main therapy since two thousand twelve in. It's the only therapy they trust on infants eighteen months and younger. Wow. Because I was just gonna ask you can children use it can pregnant women news it end. And if it safer for those Dina demographics Junin in pregnant people. So it is safe. So with pregnancy. I actually was just asked this morning with somebody going to be seeing tomorrow. So it's just for liability purposes. It's not advised to treat over the local area with when somebody's pregnant on over the abdomen yet. But I mean, it's. Ankle knees. Worth and fine. But I mean, truthfully, it's right. You're much less than what an ultrasound is your OBGYN. But you still always when you're pregnant once. Josh. And I do understand that. But that's really impressive. The the stats on using it on children. And has it worked for children in terms of any behavioral issues as calm them? We do it. Where would you do it like around their forehead or something calm them? Depend on what the issue is. I give you great with cats actually hats. Okay. Annals actually respond even better than people do for variety reasons. But so cats at are very anxious in just kind of ANSI in angry at heard stories of people that have a lot of cats like pasta talks. Get not track, but I have an anxious Giddings, but they animals call now because also much more sensitive than we are much more in tune against should say, we've Friday reasons not not for this. This talk today, but we become desensitized to things. Yes. For so many reasons, but so animals haven't lost that. And so they understand they can feel the healing energy perception how they better systems are more perceptive. So they respond faster. They know they can feel immediately that it's healing in the calmed down very quickly. We'll speak in healing. I've no when I very first met you at a business networking from across the room. Mike who's this amazing? And after we talked introduced ourselves you whip out this machine that you carry with you round a little purse and my novels were sore from arthritis achey in could. Bend them. Very well. And I'm telling you listeners right here for my own experience. She put that machine on my hand, especially my right hand, my knuckles after ten fifteen minutes. I didn't feel a thing in terms of anything other than I didn't feel any more pain. It really the minute. She finished the treatment. I could bend my fingers amick fist and hold the pen. And my hand felt so much better in just one treatment on my arth rightous. And as as as she said, it's so simple Hughes in noninvasive, and I was just so over the moon impressed, not just by machine, but by Rebecca's, well, so Rebecca. What what what what go ahead? So that's one question that I get oftentimes is how long does it take for someone to feel a response immediately. Take letting not does not like to see if you had therapies in addition to how it would be more long term. So I tell people that it's about twenty percent of the time that they feel something after one treatment with people that I treat personally, which I ran do for demonstration purposes. But it's it is about eighty percent of people that I personally work with. But it's still not a hundred percent of the time that someone something after one treatment. But the rule of thumb is everyone feels something in the first three to four weeks. Usually, it's the closer end of that. But yet at a maximum three to four weeks. It depends on the severity of your injury. And how long you've had it or any other extenuating circumstances or your current health at the moment or toxicity levels or adrenal depletion or hormonal balance in how severe that would be. I would think that those other conditions which the coma works to help alleviate. You just might need an extra session or two. Or four six or whatever as you would like a chiropractor, get your teeth cleaned or anything else you have to maintain. But I have to tell you that it worked mmediately on my head. And you know, it's a trainer, you know? I'm moving in and picking up in exercising every single day and as much self care as I do I still needed tune up and Rebecca comes to my rescue this little doodad anytime, I need it and has really really really saved me from a lot of pain in aches and discomfort. So so that's something play why you respond so quickly. So the the two biggest correlating factors is to alike. The response time for people on just how much in general that you you're doing to support your natural healing. So you're very very already in review Harry joints. When the the most the most specific correlation. There is is weight training so not just cardio, but specifically weight training because your body is constantly in recovery. Mode. So that's already boosting your recovery at generally. And then coma is going. So the rule of thumb with comas at it can cut the recovery time in half or more. So yes, it's half in general. But with weight training, you're already healing very quickly. So it's going to be half of that which is less than what it is for most people. Yes, this is why everybody needs to do training and some new to stay healthy. Let's whole 'nother show another day Shand. Yes. That's what we do. That's why have all these amazing women on my show who have their particular expertise in their field that help elevate your health. So that you can also live in radiance, radiant wellbeing all the days of your life. You don't have to slog through it. And if you are suffering from any of these conditions that Rebecca has mentioned than you need to give her a call checkout her website and m make an appointment to see her or purchase your own home device for this at the end of the show Rebecca's going to tell you how to get in touch with her. So that you can do that. 'cause it's. Early phenomenal which you also were showing sharing this with healthcare practitioners doctors chiropractors in other natural Pathak healers to use in their practices. Well, so it is really gaining traction out there in the whole healthcare industry. Not just by your own little happy self getting out there. So explain how you are an educator with this Anna trainer in a broader spectrum with the health industry. So I I work with individuals and health practitioners really nobody that. I can't work with people. I can't work with people who don't want to help their health that is people actually do exist found, but so with any kind of health practician practice, Mary it's something that Comber can be used as a sole modality. So people can practitioners can by common devices, and they can do later there be treatments in their clinic. And that could be additional revenue source, but. It's also something that can complement anything that somebody's already doing so massage therapist on personal trainer. Acupuncture. Physical therapy. Chiropractic care rake, a healer Ricky absolute yoga, everyone so anything that somebody's already doing to help with health. This is a perfect compliment. That's wonderful. That's wonderful, and I do education as well. So I provide a two day weekend. Training course, that I do every few months, and I've just heard phenomenal feedback added Jain Norma swine that was very successful last month. Jato congrats for you that for that. Thank you at wonderful whole weekend. You had it for all weekend. But I don't like, oh, no do I need to daydream dome. The that day train. I give people on that's more for a professional level. You know clinical practice for that. Would you say it's really for someone who wants to know everything there is to. Oh about it. So I really just I've been working with the syrupy for over three and a half years. And so this the two day courses pretty much a summary of everything I'm cumulated in three and a half year. So it's a very very hands on intensive training. But it's it's very user friendly user friendly, but for people who just want. Okay, like, give me the nuts and bolts of how to apply this. So I can start he writer west right now, I always for individuals and health practitioners. I have everything very automated. So I just Email people attachments on that have all operating instructions tips and tricks what they charge in clinic how to use that on all sorts of different things. Someone can feel comfortable with as soon as they received their device. That's wonderful. So whether you're private in home uses an individual or you have healthcare practice. The coma therapy is excellent for both demographics for natural noninvasive healing. So go ahead and tell us we have a few minutes left. Tell us a little. A bit about the website how they can get in touch with you and how to order one if they want which everybody should get done. And if you have any particular information that's coming up in the future. That is good for them to know. Go ahead and share all of that. So website is my elevated health dot com and phone number for Elvin health, which that goes directly to me as five six one nine eight nine four two nine eight say that one more time five six one nine eight nine four two nine eight, okay. And can Email you also or questions comment. Absolutely. So my first name is Rebecca R E B E C C, and it's at Rebecca at my elevated, health dot com. Okay. So everyone who heard all that you must give Rebecca call or checkout or websites that you learn more about her homerun therapies spell Comber. Explain that really quick with that stands for so Comber is C O M R A Mary stands for coherent, multi radiance coherent, multi radiance forgot to ask you that very interesting. So it's because it really it's it's all about the coherency of how everything decision Giovanni coherency incident of the two best words that I like to describe coma. But also just health in general because they are very interconnected. Absolutely people. Don't realize just how much is going on in. How one thing affects the other. It's amazing. There's others scientists that was quoted saying that coherent side that health is really just a matter of coherency of the cells. So disease is a this ease or disruption of that code. Humanly, that's really all health or lack of health really isn't a very rudimentary sense. So what is the near future stuff going on with with this? Because I know that new improved end. What's take it from there because I don't wanna spill the beans or surprised. Yeah. I can't say anything public at the moment. But what I can say is that I am always constantly looking for. I only like to work with the best of the best. I very very high. Hi, qualifications for really any aspect of my life. And that's great training when who works with me 'cause you know that you're working with the best. I won't I won't ever work with any kind of product in less. I know that it's absolutely unparalleled. So this is the most effective home health device in the world. There's something. You'll have. But you have to Email her or being touched directly for her. There's prizes for anyone who buys something from the by the end of March. Yes is the comb runs before the end of March, which gives you another month in a half yet to buy one. And one of the thing. I forgot to mention is. So a Alanya listeners local. Yep. Outcry so Hippocrates health institute in West Palm Beach. So it's a wo- now in health and wellness institute and they've been working with coma therapy threw me for about four months. Now, I I ran into the owner's hand the other week, and he goes, you know, you changed our lives rate. He goes, everyone has the Comber bug. That's wonderful wonderful news 'cause help pockets health institutes stellar for naturalistic, holistic healing. And this is a prayer Icee for natural holistic healing because the mindset in your belief in your wellness changes the cells as much as as all the health protocols that you take with food nutrition. An exercise what prayer meditation and positive belief also maintain that radiant house? So I wrote this prayer, and I'm gonna share it with you listeners today because it's so in line with Komura in its naturalistic healing because you can say this. And if you wanna copy, let me know, Email it to you. All the cells in all of my body. Live in perfect peace harmony, and synchronicity with each other and with God in their highest strongest most radiant health and function with joyful will being virtual happiness, abundant prosperity. You want ourselves to be prosperously growing. This is to fully live your life's purpose for yourself your family in for the world in thank your stars above the universe for all your blessings. Ahmen? Thank you listeners for joining. Thank you Rebecca for being here. And for having me. So please contact me. Andrea at hammer, health and fitness dot com. You can check out the website hammer, health and fitness dot com. Check me on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram. You can follow the show on I tunes, I heart radio and Spotify your life program because I'm here to help you daily with your life program to live intentionally fabulous every day. Thanks for joining.

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Do What You Love w/ Sarah St. John - TT 102

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Do What You Love w/ Sarah St. John - TT 102

"There are no secrets to success. It is a result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. That is a quote by Colin Powell. Welcome to Trina Talk. This is the podcast where guests shared their stories of pursuing their passions, living filled life and empowering others. Each week I talked with inspiring leaders, business owners and people with amazing stories from around the world, an unscripted conversations as they share their successes. And Failures. This podcast is all about empowering you to keep striving in your personal. And Professional. Life. I am your host Shrina L.. Martin. Hello welcome to train a talk this episode, one two, and the topic of this week's episode is do what you love my guest. This week is Sarah Saint John. Sarah is an entrepreneur podcast and author. She has created several startups throughout her entrepreneurial career and she is the owner and founder of a podcast production agency called pot seem. And a podcast resource directory call podcasts Resource Directory. In addition, she hosts a podcast titled Frugal Per Noor Building a business on a bootstrap budget. Welcome Sarah to Trina Talk. Well. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. I am excited to speak with you. You. Have done what you're doing a lot in the podcasting space and why don't you go ahead and tell me that because as we both know being podcasters. It's doesn't have as many women as it should is growing, but tell me why you decided to do the things you're doing. Yes i. think that's true. They're definitely I was reading about that the other day that. Women are it's increasing in number, but it's still like I don't know twenty or thirty percent maybe. But. I. Started My podcast, which is called frugal per noor. and it's about building a business on bootstrap by a I started that to coincide with a book. That I had written also called Fergal manure just kind of as A. Just to kind of go along with it, I thought you know would be useful or another. Mode of education I guess for people who like to listen to audio and. But it was in the process of starting that podcast that I actually enjoyed that an and was gaining more traction with the podcast and from the book and so I've kind of switch gears now to focus more podcasting I feel like. It's that industry. Is evolving pretty quickly and gaining momentum popularity. Really quickly within the past year. And so. That's kind of more my focus now and I started a podcast production company just started that and then and that's called pod seem and then podcast resource directory, which is basically a directory of various podcasting related. Tools and services for someone starting podcast and. I'm actually working on another boat called PODCAST preneurs. So I'm kind of an harrowing down on podcasting now. Wow. So why don't we go with the Frugal preneurs tell me about that because I, I looked at your website and it says your goal is to show people how to launch and manage an online business on a budget. So do share. Yes. So Kind of the whole concept of it started are you familiar with Daveramsey? Okay Yeah I was doing his financial peace class and now sitting in there and and he talks about all these ways to save money, which is great. But I was thinking what about ways to make money to you know to help pay off debt and whatnot. But on a budget and so I had been kind of experimenting with various. Online businesses for years now. And always like researching the the tools and whatnot that helped me to run a business on a budget. Usually, free tools or very affordable one. So I was like maybe I could the idea of Fergal preneurs just kind of came to me like being an entrepreneur on a budget and so that's where the idea of the book and then the podcast came from to help people. like discover first of all what different things they could do. On a budget particularly online businesses 'cause it's hard to do an offline business on on much of a budget but. and then just the different tools that I use to top rated on a budget. So do you want to go into some of your your tools and your strategies that you use? Yes so for it's important. I think to have a website but you can do that very affordably by. You can get a domain name for a dollar at one end one DOT com. That's the number one. and one DOT COM. You can get demand for like a dollar and then you could get a free website with wordpress. and then you know once you come up with a name or an idea, you could create a logo and Canda or hire someone and fiber for like five dollars. And then life you need to start developing email list which I was using mailer light for, but I've just switched to send Fox. which especially for a content creator is really Ease ful because you can like input your blog or podcast feed. and your youtube channel, and it automatically generates like newsletters and all kinds of suffer you. So it's very hands off and it's free. Up to three thousand subscribers. So those are like the main. Tools I would recommend getting started with regardless of what kind of. Business you do. As far as what you could do. You could do like drop shipping. If you're if you have no idea what where you WanNa go and what you WANNA do. you're just to get started online I've done drop shipping which is basically You. You have a website with different products and when someone buys something. You actually don't have to. maintain an inventory or fulfilled or anything it goes to. A wholesaler basically and they fulfil the order. So there's like no upfront costs and you don't even have to do the shipping or anything. The only problem is a lot of the drop shipping is from China, which said, the delivery time is pretty long and people are used to getting stuff in two days with Amazon. So that's something to be aware of. but the profit margins are pretty high 'cause you could you know home. Something could be like a dollar that you could charge ten, fifteen, twenty dollars for for example. A. So that's one idea. Or Affiliate Marketing is one that I like a lot. That's where you're basically referring other products and services. And then if someone purchases from your league commission from that. Even podcasting or I mean there's just so many a coaching and consulting. There's so many different. Options for creating an online business. Now, that requires very little upfront. Capital. I guess you could say. Yes. Exactly. So what did you do before you get into the space of podcasting and doing online businesses? So I. started out over a decade ago doing photography. Before I started doing online businesses, I was doing photography and whatnot which I enjoyed but. It gets very expensive to maintain equipment and. you know cameras lighting all that stuff all the time it takes to edit. So was wanting to transition to an online business. and. So I've tried. Different things like I had a a t shirt business you know where you can create the design and then it's kind of like drop shipping but you're creating the. Design but there's just so much competition with that and very little. Profit per per shirt sold. You know. So I've tried that and I did try the drop shipping just various a lot of different. businesses and then I started. Writing I have two books now working on a third that I've self published. And so I did that and. So. It's Kinda like I've dabbled in a various things, but I'm finding that podcasting. I mean you don't necessarily directly make money from podcasting, but you can build an audience or fan base and then you know teach them basically, and then of course, you can have like courses and. Expand from there. So it's been kind of a a process of a decade of getting to this point, but I think podcasting as were gonNA stick. Yes. I love podcasting as well. So tell me about your podcasting agency and your directory in how did that all come about? So. I realized that I really enjoyed podcasting and listening to podcasts in just everything and even enjoyed editing and. Producing, the podcast and just everything that goes into it. And so I thought well, if I enjoy it so much for myself why not try making money doing it for other people and. So and there's a few companies out there who do that? or basically the client what they do is they just record the episode and that's it, and then they send the audio over. And then basically so then I edited and produce it, you know adding in the Intros in the altro and Removing like and. Different filler words like that, and then making sure the audio is. edited to where it's. Clear and Like removing the hums and just various things like that and then. Creating audio grounds and quote cards and just the whole nine yards basically, and then submitting it to the directories. And So basically where All the client has to do is record it, and that's it, and then because I think. One of the problems. What the hangup is for people getting into podcasting. is they don't really Remind the recording part, but all the other stuff overwhelms them the editing and producing and promoting and. All of that and so. Basically what we do is Make that easy to where they only have to do the recording part. That's it basically. Wow. So I'm sorry. Do you have a team of people who do this? Oh all right now it's just me. Wow. So yeah, because I just. Yeah currently I do Wow but at some point, I'll probably get more people. Because I'm just thinking as you're talking, I'm going Yup all those things for my podcasts I I do the audio, Graham the quote the recording. So wow, so you have. You're doing your own podcast and then you have clients that are sending you their recordings for you to do that as well. I mean, how do you not get overwhelmed said? Yeah well I just started. So I don't have too many clients had just a couple, but so it's manageable right now. But yet a certain point I'm going to have to start. You know either outsourcing some of that or getting. But. Yeah. It's pretty time consuming but I I enjoy it so But yeah. It saves the client's long time yeah. and. Then yeah you'd asked about the directory. got that idea because it's I looked around and I didn't see anything else although now there are a couple but before I started, there weren't any that I found of directories that. Listed all the different podcasting related. Tools like for example, like repurpose I don't know if you're familiar with repurpose or headliner for Audio Graham yet, and then I use those by. US headlining. Repurpose by US headliner now. Yeah I use them both for different things US re purpose to. Put the audio onto Youtube, and then I use headliner for the audio grams and then. Just. Other like I, have buds sprout on their and captivate which are to. Hosting companies and. It's just a directory of different tools and even education like courses and whatnot. That people can once central place where people can find everything they need to to get a podcast started. There's definitely directories out there. To help people find hosts or or other podcast beyond and then defined guests and things like that like hosts and guests matching but I didn't find anything four. Budget, showed services and tools Now do you charge a fee for these services? For the podcast resource directory for both. Yeah. So we'll with the pus resource directory. was free to people who just go to it, and they're looking for information and products and tools. But like for the people who WanNa be on the website for the podcast related companies I just it's just a donation based like pay what you can or pay what you want model basically unless they want to be featured then there's An annual fee for that. Where they would be like on the front page versus just in their category. And then and then of course yes there's definitely a fee for pod seen. That's Oh, let's see right now the pricing is nine, ninety, seven for four episodes a month with everything the editing producing audio grams, social media, graphics, all that stuff so. Now nine dollars and ninety, seven or nine hundred. Ninety. Nine, hundred, nine, hundred, Ninety, seven. So it comes to. I guess around two fifty, an episode for the full. Everything okay. Okay. Yeah. Because it is it is time consuming. Jerry time. Yes very ended with you doing it yourself. I. Am Yeah. That is something. Wow. I. Mean You. You've really love podcasting because I've been doing my own and I do all this stuff myself and I want to do it for anyone else. Yeah I know which means. It's IT'S A lot. Yeah. So you say you have. Okay. So you have your Frugal Premier Book and you have to other books. Can you talk about those? So the one I'm working on right now podcast preneurs. The one that is in between those two is called author newer which I wrote because. I learned so much in the process of writing and publishing frugal per newer I, self published ship that I decided well, I should. It's kind of like I learned something and then I decide how I should talk about. How I learned that or you know we. Have a breakdown of the process basically So that's what author preneurs. It's about self publishing and then podcasts preneurs a bow podcasting. Wow. Yeah. You're you're a busy lady you're definitely A wealth of knowledge in doing these things? Wow I can't. I can't believe it. So you're you're enjoying this. Yes I do enjoy it I mean it's Kinda hard to balance everything and kind of switch gears. from writing about pod guessing to actually podcasting to editing and all that stuff and then. Yeah. So it's kind of like there's a lot of irons in the fire I actually also had a travel agency which I just an online travel agency, not like where I had a brick and mortar location or anything, but And I actually just closed that after five years because I wanted to go focus on podcasting pretty much. Full. Time at this point. Really Yeah so I've had a lot of irons in the fire but. I think I'm narrowing in on that and. What not. So wow, interesting. So with you being owning a travel agency to you travel and do podcast when you travel. well. Obviously, been able to travel much lately but. And I try to travel once or twice a year just for my own personal. 'cause I love traveling and that's how I got into the travel industry was because I loved it so much myself. So I've never actually podcast while traveling. Though that would be easy enough to do with a laptop and a Mike and Everything. So but it was more like helping people plan their trips and like they might say. I had. One client. WHO would go on like two or three vacations a year. And I would. She had like a general idea of what she wanted to do or she wanted to go. But then I kinda would narrow it down to like. Different options for those states and things like that, and then an book and for and so then of course, there's a commission there and then helped her kind of plan the trips. That's basically why Jed was helping people narrow down and get it booked and then helping unplanned and. So like a a full blown travel agent basically. Wow. So how has your journey been since you've mentioned that you've had different businesses that you had but tell me about some of your successes and failures along the way we're now seems like you're pretty much into. This is something that you're really enjoying podcasting. Tell tell the listeners summit at things you had to go through in overcome along the way to get to this point. Okay Yeah and I actually did a podcast up. So kind of about that. Earlier this week about closing the travel agency and why I did And that? I don't feel like the travel agency and even the photography business I had were necessarily failures because I was making an income with them but it was more. Than I realized that they weren't what I wanted to do long term or. that. I don't know as entrepreneurs we kind of. Have Shiny Object Object Syndrome where something else comes along and it looks more appealing and we're like Oh. Let's try that now and that's definitely been. That's been an issue or I guess maybe a failure that I've had over the years is that I tend to have shiny. Object Syndrome. But I think they all these different ventures basically have been like stepping stones to. I wouldn't say they were failures but learning experiences I guess to what I really wanted to kind of just steps. It's like the photography business travel agency have nothing to do with podcasting. So someone might be alive. How is out like stepping stones because it's unrelated but I feel like you learn in the process and. You know, and so I had the carvey business for seven years. and. Then the travel agency for five years and I've had various little businesses here and there that I don't really consider. Even worth talking about because they were so little and so short lasting. But those were the two main ones and. I think the fact that they lasted as long as they did and that they were income producing. I think they were successful enough, but it was just. that. I don't know it's almost like you you. You try different things than. Eventually you might get to the point where you're like, well, that was fun while it lasted but. Not. They should just keep. Miano getting what you're doing but. I feel like podcasting is. Basically ultimately were I'm GonNa land and stick with and but sometimes, you have to get other things out of the way like other things that you're interested in and want to try Kinda, get those out of the way get him out of your system basically and then. You know absolutely and that's the kind of what I was going for because and I didn't mean. You think of things as a failure, but we've all we go through successes and failures to get to the point where where you are now or you're saying, okay, pie casting is this is it for me and this is where I want to grow. But I do believe like you said everything is a stepping. So, you learn things along the way even though you had to businesses that were totally unrelated I'm pretty sure there's aspects of those two businesses that you say. Okay. I can take that and put it towards my podcast business, whatever that may be whether it's. Your travel agencies working with people and you know things like that. So I always like for people to know the. The lead up the stones that come to the point where someone has finally saying. Okay. I'm at the point where I feel that this is where I'm supposed to be. Yeah. Exactly. That's Yup. You said it more concisely than I did. Wow well. Sarah. We're going to get into the question portion of our show. Are you ready? I'm ready. Okay. So who are what motivates you? Oh as far as on. Whatever it doesn't matter doesn't be have to be business can be whatever. Well I guess what motivates me on in the entrepreneurial space is just I would like to get to the point someday where I'm able to work from anywhere and travel while still working and making an income. So I guess. The lifestyle that I would like to have is what motivates me to keep going? What D- motivates you I guess just the process and how long it takes and just hustle that you have to go through like I mean obviously I'm still doing it but it's like some days you're just it's overwhelming sometimes. When. Was a time that something was said or done to hurt you but it worked for your good I guess any time where someone doubts that I could do something and then it just motivates you basically to work harder at that thing and to prove them wrong basically. What is your fear? My fear would be failing as an entrepreneur like getting to the point where I just. Give Up. You know because I've been doing this for over ten years And I've had some successes along the way but. I guess the fear would be to. Get to the point where I just completely up an stop pursuing it Is there a time when you wish you had done something that you didn't. Well, one thing that I wish that I had started on my entrepreneurial journey about a decade before I, did Seven now and I started. I was probably twenty five ish and I wish that I had started. Right out of high school, basically Is there a time that you wish you had not done something? I guess. There are several little tiny businesses I've started the course of the decade plus that I wish I hadn't wasted time on because. It you know and focus more on the things that have worked to. What is your definition of success? Well. My definition of successful be when I get to that point where I can work fulltime on you know from home or remotely and travel and. Be Able to produce enough of an income Self employed as an entrepreneur to be able to. Be. To work remotely from wherever I want basically. How do you recharge? well sleep. For sure. And Coffee. Yeah that's yes. LEAP IN COFFEE? But are you awesome at? I would say I'm I'm pretty good on my podcast with interviewing and coming up with like follow up questions and keeping the conversation flowing and I feel like that's impart why I've decided to stick with podcasting is that I I feel like? I have. I don't know. I, don't know talent is the right word but I don't know a natural. Inclination I guess I don't know. I. I just feel like I'm I'm pretty good in that area kink what legacy do you want to leave? I've always. Thought it would be awesome to be able to. Start a business where it could last for generations or be passed on to like my kids and their kids and so on. Like a family business type of thing. I think that would be awesome to leave that kind of a legacy. Give the listeners one motivational takeaway. Let's see well, if they haven't started a business or thinking about it. in the online space would. I guess just to there's so many different things that they could try but but to narrow down to maybe a couple of things. And try them and just. See what fills. More natural or. The book for Gopro Noor didn't even the podcast. Is probably would be helpful to kind of get a feel for the different options and ninety s for creating an online business in the tools they need to get started affordably. because I think. The the price of starting a business is a big entrance to a lot of people, and of course, if it's not an online business, if you need like a brick and mortar store then or or if you need to keep an inventory or any of that kind of stuff. That's requires a lot of capital. But fortunately with so many online business options it's affordable to get started. So that would be. I guess my words of encouragement that. It doesn't have to be expensive to start a business. So Sarah tell the listeners how they can connect with you, and if they want to become a part of the. Pot seem or your podcast resource directory tell them what they need to do. So. Main website is the Saint John Dot Com because they're Saint John was taken. social T. H. E. S. A. R. A. H. S. T., J. O. H. N., and then they can actually get a free copy of my first two books at these servicing John Dot Com Ford. Hush free. and. Then there's pod Seem Dot COM P. O. D. S. C. A. M. That's the podcast production agency and then A podcast Resource Directory Dot Com is that Directory of the pus? Related. Sources, tools, and resources. and then social media's pretty much servicing, John on all the platforms. Okay. Well. Sarah I. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with me today and talk about your podcasting journey because as women we need to. Get invade the space because there's a lot of opportunity. I think more women need to take advantage of it. Yeah, I agree I. Appreciate you having me on. If you like Trina Tuck podcast. 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Sexual Abuse: The Last Stage in Recovery

The Psych Central Show

28:11 min | 2 years ago

Sexual Abuse: The Last Stage in Recovery

"Welcome to the psych central point caused went each episode features guest experts, discussing psychology and mental health in everyday plain language. His you'll host gave Howard. Hello, everyone and welcome to this week's episode of the sake central podcast today, I will be talking to Rachel grant. She's the owner and founder of Rachel grant coaching in his a sexual abuse recovery coach. She's also the author of beyond surviving the final stage in recovery from sexual abuse. She works with survivors of childhood, sexual abuse who are beyond sick and tired of feeling broken unfixable, and burdened by the past Rachel, welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me gay. It's nice to be here with you. Well, I really appreciate you being here. The first question that I want to ask you is, I think that sexual abuses, one of those things that everybody thinks that they understand. But I suspect that in reality, there's probably a lot of nuance. And a lot of information that may be the public is missing. Can you kind of fill us in on that maybe talk a little about it? So we understand exactly what we're going to be talking about for the rest of the show. Yes. So for our purposes today for the work that I do childhood sexual abuse is. Is generally defined as any act towards person who cannot consent or refuse based on their age their circumstances, or level of dependence, perhaps, fear or manipulation. And so any ads that can fall into that category. Anything from being cycled and to the point where you're saying, no and you're still being old and near you know, your body spaces being violated in that way, all the way through child rate, all of these things constitute childhood, sexual abuse, and are they types of experiences that I myself have had of course, and then that I work with my clients through every day, there's a phrase that, that always kind of sticks in my mind when I listened to sexual abuse recovery survivors, whether childhood, or otherwise, and in the, the phrases specifically a fate worse than death. That kind of strikes me is a little bit odd. But I've come to under. Stand again. What it means. Can you talk about that a little bit because I know that this is a very uncomfortable subject. But of course, it, it needs to be better understood so that people can get the help that they need. Yeah. For sure the experience of childhood sexual trauma. I don't know that it's necessarily a fate worse than death. But. What I will say, is that, you know, as somebody who experienced childhood sexual trauma by grandfather began abusing me when I was ten years old. It's likely that he was abusing me before that. But my most conscious memories start at age of ten so that's just where I market. There's an immediate rupture of self that happens. A win sexual abuse is occurring. And so what I often describe it as, as you have this sense of self. You have this person who you are. And the trauma creates disconnection and separation from that self and then what happens is over time, all of these layers of abuse, and trauma, and the beliefs that you have as a result of that experience, get layered on top of who you really are. And so this process is fatal in the sense that you become so separated this connected. And if we do not have a reintegration of self. If we don't have a healing of the nervous system, and of the brain, and of the spirit, when then, you know, you can kind of into walking through life as a ghost of yourself, and that's tragic, and this is a real epidemic in our world. And so talking about it is so key because without conversation without bringing these things into the light, we can't really get into the process of creating systems and structures policies that really will fully address what's going on here in our in our world in our family. And for the young children, you know today who are being abused. We want to try to prevent the next generation as much as possibly can. And I know that a lot of childhood, sexual abuse survivors, they start off in a place of blaming themselves. They think it's their fault, which makes them not greeted advocating for themselves because they sort of feel like it's their problem to deal with, when it's anything. But am I speaking? Truth or my misunderstanding, for sure. When you are child, and you are dependent upon the adults around you the lesson that most children are taught is listened to the adults right. They know what's going on. They know what's up trust them follow their lead. Follow their guy and a lot of times that's to the benefit of the child. Right. If you have good mentor ship, if you have good guardianship, you have someone who is really trying to light the way for you as you're trying to figure out this whole crazy thing called life. But when an abuser uses that child's innocence, and trust to create a circumstance in which abuse happens. The child is completely faced with something that is discarded. So you have on one hand, these messages that you've been given that you're at the adults in your life care about you trust them. They want the best for you, your internal experiences, one of fear, and lack of safety and confusion. And so one of the things that we all do as human beings, as we try to understand why. We're having the experiences that we have. And so if you put a little person in that kind of environment, and leave them to their own devices to try to understand. Why is this happening to me? Then the ego Centric mind of the child, which just basically means you know, children focus on themselves. Right. They're not very altruistic yet. Long normal that's part of, you know, healthy, normal human development, the trap of that for children who are experiencing trauma. Is that they turn everything internal. And so it becomes what am I doing? What's wrong with me? What am I doing? That's causing this. What is there about me? That's making this person. Hurt me in this way, the other reason why that happens gave is because it's protective for the psyche. If you're a child, you're dependent upon the adults around you for your safety. And by the way, I'm speaking in this context because the majority of abuse, happens within the context of family, it's actually a very small percentage of abuse, and trauma, that happens outside of that context. So you're living within this family system. You're dependent upon the adults for your food, your shelter your clothes like these sorts of things. So to then mentally, make the switch to labeling that person as someone who's harmful someone who's dangerous. Psychologically that is that would be detrimental to child to do that. 'cause you're basically you're only out at that point, is that are get out of here. And how can you do that? You can't so psychologically, we turn this back on ourselves because if he'll safer the other just saying on name in this moment of talking about the whole it's my fault. This is one of the top three beliefs that survivors of trauma are kind of conditioned into and find themselves dealing with one of my mentors says, you know, when we are experiencing trauma. We hold onto the hope that this person will somehow change. They will become that loving, nurturing adult that we possibly know them as an other context or knew them, as for very long time. And then there was this change. And so we hold onto the hope that, that will come back. And if we label this person as bad and wrong, and harmful, we have to give up that hope and that again is d'etre. Mental to child psychology. We hold onto that blame. And this is certainly one of the things that I had to work, so very deeply on gave, you know, in my own healing journey, and it was quite the mountain to climb. And of course, with all my clients now there's a full process within my program where we look at all the different aspects that add up to the idea of it's my fault. And then we break it all down, and we dismantle that believe so we can come in to the realization that we are not at fault there isn't anything about who we are or what we did, or what we didn't do that. 'cause the abuse to happen, we're going to step away to hear from our sponsor. We'll be right back. This episode is sponsored by better health dot com, secure convenient and affordable online counselling all counsellors are licensed credited professionals anything you share is confidential schedule secure video, or phone sessions, plus chat, and text with your therapist, whenever you feel. It's needed a month of online therapy, often cost less than a single traditional face. Defaced session go to better health dot com. Forward slash psych central and experienced seven days, a free therapy to see if online counseling is right for you better help dot com forward slash psych central. We're talking to Rachel grant, author of beyond surviving the final stage in recovery from sexual abuse. It sort of strikes me that some of the most traumatizing things that can happen in this space are things that happen, because it feels so normal in an abnormal situation and does that make sense because I can see how this is just nothing that people are prepared to deal with both as the victim. And, of course, as the parents or caregivers. Yeah, we've got a lot of dynamics happening here. So first of all, we have to take into account what's called generational trauma. So if the caregivers have themselves experienced trauma, and abuse and haven't received support sometimes even if they have when faced with the trauma of their child. Child. They just kind of go right back into that blink space of, like I don't want to deal with this. I don't wanna look at this. I can't handle this. And so it's like hitting and escape button and rationalizing or denying it is the easiest escape, there is. So their own trauma can often inform and influence their reactions. This is not to excuse those choices in those behaviors there are layers that are happening here. You have families where, you know, maybe mom is extremely dependent upon the abuser vice versa. And so when faced with this, you know, moments, they're all these very layered considerations that the person is working through what's going to happen. Can I support myself, what have we ended up homeless and I hear this from lots of the people who I've spoken with who have been in these exact situation? It seems like a very clear cut thing. Your child says. I'm being sexually abused or I'm being abused by someone and the adult says, okay? We're going to pursue this. We're gonna handle this. We're gonna react to it. We're gonna take care of you. We're gonna protect you, and I would hope to get to the place where we have that being the more standard response than on the people are people and they have their layers. They have their trauma again. I'm not excusing any of those behaviors. 'cause it's really terrible. It's really a problem, but I think something that's prizes. Little surprise me and my own healing, and I suppose when I'm working with my clients, is that, you know, part of healing from this traumas, beginning to understand your experience in the full context of everything that was happening again, not to excuse to dismiss. But when we have when we can pull out of our pain, and we can pull out of that moment of just being deeply within the trauma, where our life seems like that's all there is. As we learn, and we heal and grow, and we get a broader and broader perspective about these spirits. We do start to understand what was happening for that person. What were their fears what were their traumas? What were their limitations? And I think when we reached that place game, we start to have a sense of empathy and to my mind that is one of the greatest healing factors of all because we get to step away from that situation and the victimhood of that situation. And instead understand it in the full context of what it really was. Really appreciate you saying, we start to understand the, the full breadth of what's happening because I live in the world. I live in America, you know, just like everybody else. And, and, you know, there's been a lot of large sexual scandals childhood sexual scandals that have gone on for decades and involve, you know, hundreds of families and, and the one thing that I see on the internet. And I hear from the water cooler talk, is well that would never happen to me that would never happen to my job will those parents must have been awesome. There's this knee-jerk reaction that if you or your child or in that situation, you did something wrong and to hear you talk about it, it's much, much different from that you're not giving anybody a pass, you're not saying that as you said, this, this behavior is terrible. It it's wrong, and we have to do better. But it it sounds like you understand the complexity of it, in a way that could probably get us to solutions faster than just pointing the finger at people insane. All these. Are terrible. Thank you. Yeah, that's exactly. And I think that's one of the reasons why having these conversations publicly and bringing this topic more and more to the forefront and starting to impact the way that we educate children in sex, Ed and in our homes. And how do we educate our parents? I mean my goodness, the level of things that we do not teach people, I was a teacher, so I love teachers, but I often look at my own, like teaching men. Like this is only gonna help you for like a day. What you really need to be learning and understanding, how to communicate and how to relate to people, and I think that a lot of the reactions that we see that are poor come down to unhealed trauma, and deep deep lack of education and willingness to approach and talk about these topics. If you had parents being spoken to talk to, like, here's what you do. Here's how you. Bond here the resources. Right. If you think about it, like if your kid falls downing scrape on their knee, you know what to do immediately. Right. You pick them up because them a little bit. You get the, you know, antibiotic, whatever it is put it on, but on a bandaid this, why do parents know how to do this without thinking about it. Why do they just react because we've had this modeled for generation? Right. This is how you take care of scraped knee. What we have not had modeled for, like only like a miniscule amount of time. There are people starting to try to do this work is how to respond when your child comes to you with an emotional trauma sexual trauma. So if we can start to treat these sorts of experiences, the same as like, oh, this is my child telling me here, she has a scrape me one is my protocol, what do I do? How do I respond, then I think we can support our parents. And also, of course, educating our children on how to speak up and use their voice to. One of the things that struck me as you were giving that analogy is you're using all the correct terminology. You said might child scraped his knee. You didn't say my child got a boo boo on his bendy leg or. Anything like that. And we understand how to sort of help children through emotional stuff. Like you said, you, you pick the child up maybe cuddle in for a minute, but not too long, not too long. It there's all of these things that I think about man, when we deal with sex. Let's just talk about children and sinks. We don't even use the correct terminology. It's, it's, it's your p p or your bottom, or, you know, so if something did happen. One were already uncomfortable with a lot of emotional things. We're already uncomfortable with sexual trauma, and just at its core were uncomfortable discussing sex with children. So I can see how all of those things coming together would make it very, very difficult year for the child to be able to talk about it correctly and be able to sort of move the needle with an adult, but Unadultered being able to ask questions back to find out if the child is incorrect, misinterpreting, or again, I fell down and hurt my knee. Okay. How did. You fall down. I fell off my skateboard. There's questions what to look for. You don't have to take the child's word for it, and that doesn't exist, you know, in this other arena, Lucien for that aside, of I mean, I can think of a million solutions, you know, we, we have to stop tiptoeing around sex with children. I mean I I understand that. That's a tall order my, my mother still cringes when I say penis or vagina to eight children, and I'm like, I'm like, mom. That's, that's what they're called. And you know, she's old school. She prefers p p and who who and I understand why she's uncomfortable. But, but I feel that there's a real need for this kind of open dialogue in our society. But we're only generation apart. That means at best one generation believe me. I have friends my age that are just like why are you doing that? They think it's weird. It's such a tricky thing. I think there are so many components that add up to the discomfort that we have around sexuality America, in particular United States in particular, as a fascinating society, because we are the most sex phobic, yet, the most sexual is right? So as long as it's like picture an image, and these representations of these ideas of bodies and sex that we've come to decide are good and sexy and fun, all of that. Then we lean in but when it comes to the actual nitty gritty of the thing, you know, it's like, ooh hands off, I can't go there. I can't talk about it. And so, you know, where does this come from? I mean, I'm not a you know historian, so I'd love to speak with somebody who may. He knows more than me, but just for my own kind of intuition, and research and being in this field thinking about, you know, if we trace it all the way back to where we start in this country. And the way that sexuality was represented and utilized we go even further back than that. And the way that women were traded and are still traded. You know, we've just got a very, very, very, very long history of women's bodies being used as objects as barter. And so we're fighting against that. And not to leave out mill survivors because just because they don't have that history doesn't mean they don't get abused. They do. And so, you know, to have conversations about sex to start being more on point about it just to the open. I don't think it's going to be our generation. In other words, I don't even know if he's going to be the next. I think we're about three or four fingers crossed. Right. generations out. Out from before we start to really challenge and start to see some shifts. I know some really wonderful people colleagues of mine who are doing great work with parents, about how they're talking with their kids about sex and their bodies in these sorts of things. So yes, we have this comfort in talking about sex. But ultimately, this is a conversation that when he gets down to the nitty gritty when you put people in rooms together, talk about sex all the time like my girlfriends, and I will have deep interesting graphic conversations about right. And so there's also this confusing allusion that it's uncomfortable. But it's comfortable in certain spaces. It's all right in other spaces. It's not the parent child dynamic, there's this tiptoeing around that doesn't happen, when they're with their adult friends. So I don't have the answers, I guess as long story short here. But just looking at some of the things I've seen it play. That I think are where we're making change, and where we're starting to see some movement. And some of the reasons why we're still very stuck. I prefer you being so honest with your own life and your own history, and your own trauma. I think that it's very brave to be open about it. And I also appreciate that you've put so much work and research and education behind it so that you can help others. That's very commendable. And I applaud you for it. Thank you so much for moving in that direction, Anco. Yeah. You know, there was this when I was eighteen and I went off to college. I met a boy and within, you know, maybe about six months of dating this, boy, I was really clear that I that this past trauma mine was a problem that I had not healed that it was really impacting my ability to trust in my ability to communicate and my emotional regulation was all over the place. And with some prompting from. Him. I finally decided to start going to counseling and talk about what had happened, you know, in my work, one of the things we talk about other stages of healing. And in this moment of acknowledging, hey, my life isn't working. I've gotta take a look at what happened that moment of acknowledging that is a bridge from victimhood to survivor, and I lived into that. And I started understanding and I started coming to realize why my life was the way it was. And why felt the way I felt. And in the midst of all of that, in this relationship ended up being a ten year run that we were together. And along the way, he became a very abusive man, and he drew out my abusive nature as well. And when that relationship ended gave I was in my new apartment life had just kind of been stripped down. I had a sleeping bag and a lamp. And I remember sitting leaning against the wall. One day, I was just crying and fear and what's going to happen my life. And I don't know anymore. You have to think about it from eighteen to twenty eight. I had been with this man a long time. Right. And I'm thinking, I'm pushing thirty and I don't know what I'm doing with myself, and I just remember really strong voice kind of interrupting all of that. And just saying Rachel, you have got to get your together like right now right now. And I don't know why it was and how it was. And what happened? Exactly in that moment. But that was the turning for me. And I just became obsessed. I was like, I am going to figure this out. I'm going to answer this question of, how do I actually heal from sexual abuse? And that's really what launched me into reading and researching studying neuro science doing my masters in counseling, psychology. And honestly, just using my cell. As a Guinea pig. I really didn't set out to do this as a career. I really was a starting to get myself together. But as began unfold. And as I started to see my life changing, I thought, well, if this can work for me, maybe there's a chance that it can work for others and twelve years later here I am. And that's me is the greatest gift is just when I really started to shift from just understanding the trauma to wanting to understand what to do about it, and how to heal about it. That's what I call beyond surviving wonderful, thank you so much. I really appreciate that. We're almost at a time. I have a real quick question for the sexual abuse recovery. Coach if anybody who is listening is a survivor of abuse, you know, relating to your story and their understanding what you wanna say. And they wanna reach where you have what are some of the first steps that they can take toward recovery. So first of all, my darling beautiful people who are out there listening who've experienced sexual trauma. This is not a life sentence. You're not destined to be hurt. You're not destined to spend every day dealing with the past and in pain, and the first thing that we can do is make a decision. We have to make a choice that we want something to change. And from that place of choice. We can then take action and to my mind. The best first action is to understand exactly where you are in this healing process from my website, you can go Rachel grant coaching dot com slash checklist. And you can get my guide that will talk more about the stages of recovery victim survivor beyond survivor, and the important thing about that guide is going to give you a checklist to help you figure out where you are. But it's also going to tell you what the goals of each of those stages of recovery are, and the types of support that align with that state, so many survivors of abuse, and trauma end up getting re traumatized because they're trying to do goals that they're not ready for yet. They're trying to reach an chief things that they're not, they haven't got the other foundations in place yet. And they're using healing modalities that don't address the correct stage where they are. So that guide will help break all of that down and from that place, you'll then be able to make better decisions and focus your energy on what you need to focus on to get to the next level and then to the next level, thank you refill so much your book, beyond surviving the final stage of recovery from sexual abuse. I'm sure you can get it on your website, but is also available on Amazon and other sites like that, it is definitely able on Amazon. Thank you so much Rachel, for being here. 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Everything You Want Is On The Other Side Of Fear with Laura Lemon of Lemon Laine (#37)

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37:49 min | 2 years ago

Everything You Want Is On The Other Side Of Fear with Laura Lemon of Lemon Laine (#37)

"The maybe it's who you up next to this morning. Maybe it's what you had for dinner last night. Oh, how you getting to work right now it's invisible. But I is already making decisions for us on sleep. Walkers were speaking with the smartest people in the world and taking you inside the headquarters of Facebook, the NYPD and a secret lab at Google to find out what the revolution will mean for us. Listen and subscribe to sleep walkers that apple podcasts on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. This is Kelly Henderson in. You're listening to the velvets, edge podcast this week on the podcast. My guest is Laura lemon, who is the owner and founder of lemon lane. One of Nashville's coolest destinations for natural skin care. The store features tons of natural beauty products. Plus, they have an oil bar that I should mention serves wine, all while they create a facial oil specific to your skin's, exact needs, Laura is not only the owner, but she is also a veteran and the natural beauty world and had lots of insight into what products work, and why as well as himself care tips for your beauty insides, including her mantra that helps her overcome self doubt on the hard days. Here's laura. How to do it for it was the national like Maureen Keough. But it was only fifteen seconds and they talked like majority of times, by my way over a us thought you talk for fifteen seconds at the segment segment. So you said to her. Yeah. So it's perfect. Yeah. Well, this is not live TV ups are allowed, so I told you earlier, I did a podcast with living libations, which you sell, which is such a cult following people love it. I do not realize the oil business was such an up and coming thing right now like the facial oils. Yup. I know and there's a lot of misinformation to unfortunately, it's just I mean, people are selling, it other house, you know, they're selling it. And every added product out there, even your household cleaner. So you have to be really curious about where the sourcing comes from, and who's minded and living, libations is a perfect example of, like you know that, that source really well right into the word. So explain lemon lane. I just had the coolest experience here. It's a natural beauty stores. I would describe it natural beauty and wellness store. Wellness is kind of the secret sauce. I feel like you can't have beauty without talking about how. You're feeling whether that's your hormones, or your energy levels. So we have products that support that as well alongside your skin care routine, whether that's face care products. Hair care body care or make up and then the oil bar. Yes. What I just said, I know so fun. So it's basically this is how I was describing earlier you have, what five chairs. So this is the perfect idea for like a bachelorette party or birthday party with your girlfriends, but you come in, you guys gave me a card, and I filled out what my skin issues would be like I wanna focus on black heads, personally. So I checked that and then in the US lifestyle questions to which goes to what you're saying about what you sell in your store. What we were finding is people really wanted a full consultation. Yeah. You know, of course, we make you this amazing oil that you get to take home, but they had lots of other questions with the routine, so we really try to support that too, and ask you pay. What is your current routine? Look like what you love about it. What do you not like also you? How you sleeping at night? You know, other things that are more wellness driven. So you leave with this one ounce bottle of custom blended oil, and then also a, a profile so to speak of what other products would work well with your routine. Right. That was what was so cool as I was so excited about the oil and actually just getting to use that. And then she asked me, will you said you have sleep issues, which I've talked about so much on this podcast. But do so she gave me a new product to try to help that which is so exciting with it was the full experience. Okay. So one of the things I think I talked about with living libations, which I also we were just speaking about his oil to your face immediately. My first reaction is I'm going to break out right since I grew up with two. We're told I don't know if it originated at the dermatology office. I'm not sure where that existed. But, you know, the fact of the matter is when oils were first on the marketplace, a lot of them were petroleum-based. So think of silicones, I'm sure petroleum. Jelly. Are different bright byproducts, and those sit on top of the skin and can really caught your pores and make situations worse. It might you know, feel like it's hydrating but it's not actually penetrating and doing work there that your skin is really looking for like I'm on media Vassily say, yeah. My grandmother. Oh, yeah. Us every day all she probably had no wrinkles, but. So, you know, now in the market, there's been tons of. New formulations that have hit that are using more plan based botanical 's so that can be anything from nuts and seeds more, even flower stems roots. And if you think about it like any plant in the world you could make an oil out of which is remarkable. So there's just as bursting enter our industry of these oils, and I find that your skin often knows what to do something natural. So you mean like what does that I mean, this is me, not being scientic and saying this, but I feel like because like a Hobo oil, for instance, it actually mimics peach balance of your skin. So when you apply it to your skin, you can immediately tell just soaks right in, and it, it almost like a simulates to the skin layer versus a petroleum product that again, just sits on top. Okay. That is true because she gave me the Hobo which is spelled Joe job. Joba Joba, and I put it on the back of my hand, and now I'm thinking about that. And it did greasy skin is just saw rights. So that's what an. Oil is supposed to feel right. You're supposed to do if it's not doing that. Then you shouldn't be using that particular oil. Now, there are some like avocado oil or Kukui nut oil. Those are going to be heavier and their qualities. So those, I would only suggest for really hydration. You wouldn't put that on someone that has more like clearing or acne oily skin? Don't people cook with avacado oil in all all of those amazing for this gun? Yeah. Look at, like the Mediterranean. Oh, totally. They use that all over their skin looks museum. So how did you get into this? Like what made you go? I'm going to get into the oil business like what are the notch business? Oh man. Let's see. We have a question we have some time, right? Yeah. I mean, really started because I had terrible skin, I grew up in Oklahoma and just know knocked Oklahoma, but was not around, you know, farmers markets and healthy eating and just had this ad American diet. And I developed cystic acne in my teenage years and stick is like the big. Yes, it hurts. I would have loved to have a little pinball all over my. Yes. Which was really hormonal base, which I, then, you know, was able to dig in further in my journey, but, you know, I started off as a makeup artist because I was just looking for a way to make myself feel better. And I was going the dermatologist and trying every product under the sun antibiotics topical 's I mean you name it. I tried I even got to the point where I was doing Accutane a, I did it to. Yes. I'm so sad about that, that I did it now, I know it's, it's a love hate thing, because it, it cleared my acne, which was amazing. But I I've been uncovering for the last gosh, that's been fifteen years ago, you know, different things through through my body than health issue just issue, which in some ways has led me to lemon lane. I mean, not in some ways it has because and I it started as a skin issue. And then realize it was a lot deeper than that. And so, I. I just with the makeup artist thing. I just love the beauty industry and how it gave you that, that confidence that I wasn't finding in other parts of my life. So I wanted to give to other women, and I did that for a while and through college, and then I, graduated in two thousand eight which was a trickier to graduate because the job market was not the best because of the recession, and I got this incredible opportunity to start as a buyer at WalMart of all places, and Bentonville, Arkansas and honestly, that was my a ha moment because I was linked up with the beauty buying team. And they were getting they had heard a lot about the natural beauty industry. And in some ways, you know, WalMart is ahead of the curve, whether they react in that way or not publicly the, you know, they have a lot of resources. And they know what's they have their pulse on what's happening. So hearing that information I just kind of availability. Like what do you mean? Natural beauty. Honestly. I'm shook that you're saying. Walmart. The of out. Now, I know. Yes. And she doesn't as so we when I was there that first year we launched in about two thousand stores bird spy's Alba Avalon, and it was incredibly, those, it was awesome to be at that point in time. So early on in connect, like I got to meet with Bert, Bert, spy's himself, and like, oh, be at the early stages of these brands that are really trying to grow into like what you see now and just I, I knew at that point like, okay, well, here, I am learning and having all these resources on, like, why naturals important in why has no one ever told me this before, like, why isn't this information out there and I knew okay I wanted to stay in the beauty industry. But I wanted to go about it in a way that felt authentic to me and that was the natural beauty world. So I moved out to California because that's where that was happening on that surly Arkansas point in time, you never know. So and I lived in San francis-. For about eight years before moving to Nashville, and there, I just was a sponge. I tried to soak up as much as they could everything I worked on the marketing team yester- carrots, which is in Walgreens, and WalMart and really got to see it like that larger target demographic level. I mean it's, it's the masses that your messaging to there, which was really interesting. And then fast forward from there, I was out juice beauty, where I did more product development. So it kind of seemed like a lot of different sides to the industry and so much since how you would start your own business though, because you've seen all the sides of it, right? And I an ultimately, I missed re like I when I was a makeup artist. I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue. And I just missed that in person connection. And I felt like it was lacking so much, especially in being able to walk into a place entrust that what you are buying was good for me. And also feeling like I felt too often and walk into a beauty. Store, and there were signs and posters of all these things I needed to change about myself and miracle creams and just unrealistic goals that just weren't connecting with me anymore. And I wanted to just like, okay, let's take a literally started on a back of a napkin at a restaurant, and just started dreaming up. Okay. What, what would I want the perfect beauty experience to be? So it's more about embracing your beauty and find. Yes. So I think that so often the beauty industry, you're told what to do about your skin? Yeah. Versus sometimes you really need to connect with yourself and figure out, okay? What's going on with me, internally, my stress levels, all these all this information plays into how your skin looks and feels? So I wanted to create an environment where you could feel comfortable having those conversations and having those tools and then knowing you know, when I'm buying a products. This is good for me. I don't have someone's already done the research on the ingredients because it's, it's a lot to know. I mean it's a lot of research. So just a safe place where you can have. Quality products and conversations. I love what you just said about, maybe it's not just about the products that you buy. But, like asking yourself, you know what your goals would be or what you need kind of thing. I think there such a disconnect lately, this is how this is what I noticed, especially on, like social media, everyone's selling something. And this is what you need to feel good. But it's like beauty is so much more than outward things. So like so me. Yeah. It's so personal inner beauty. Outer beauty is so connected, but there, such a disconnect totally right now. And the customers just trained that way unfortunately because of the marketing, like know the most common question we get here is well, what do you use? What do you love in which doesn't matter is your San and? Wow. I may not work for them. So I think it's, it's that's a difficult parts having to retrain, the customer to think a little differently will what products you use. What do you love? And I mean I can tell you all I can share a whole list. It's really about what you need for your skin. And that's what we're here to do to support you and empower you with information. So you make the best choice for yourself. This episode is brought to you by Cox. We come to a TV from Cox, you can find all your favorites, all in one place. It doesn't have the YouTube, you Bet El what about that net? Flicker thing Netflix, too. And although superhero movies to her has all the latest titles on demand. Oh my grandkids. Love that being green guy, I prefer the one with the hammer myself. Okay. I think we're done here now. Get all your favorite apps shows and movies right on contoured TV from Cox Tom Chelsea handler. And I'm launching a brand new podcast with iheartradio called life will be the death of me. And I'm gonna talk to all these different people, my BFF Mary McCormack. That's what we should call. My book tour the apology, or great idea. Sorry. Everyone on this whole pot cash would be called. It should be called with orange because of the orange theme in the book Archie. Glad I went to therapy. Life will be the death of me with. Chelsea handler listening subscribe at apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Who was just about to ask you what current products? Can't you live without? We can share those too, but I do wanna know that because I do feel like you are such a research person in this industry and what I would love to know the ones that you've tried over and over. He said, specifically these are ones you've used for years, and I do have some tried intruders, and because I test, so many products in my skin is sensitive. It, it doesn't like that. And so I tend to go back to my, my regular. Staples. If my skin is, like, whoa, this is way too much. Yeah. So for me, I always start with the mother dirt cleanser. Okay. And this was formulated by MIT scientists, which is really rare in the natural industry because I feel like people still have this thought of the natural being the pa- truly in hemp days, you know, and it's very eco but there's a lot of science coming in, which is really fun to see and they studied the microbiome layer on the skin. So we have an immune system on the skin and whenever we use sulfates or any product that really suds up and leaves your skin. Kind of that squeaky thing, feeling it actually is removing that microbiome weight, should that's a soul fate. That does that. Yes, you know, I have a sensitivity to sulfate. So like good. Yeah. I, I know. But, like sofa all of those things make me breakout. Arash. Some people don't connect the think. It's a pretty common sensitivity. Right. Not good in the basically, your skin is like, whoa, you're, you're stripping AllAire my skin off, with though. I didn't realize that. Okay. So anyway, they studied, okay? Well, how can we get a cleanser that foams and removes makeup and does all the things that's supposed to do, but doesn't ship your skin and you hear that term a lot like lit doesn't leave your skin strip, but it literally, they've done the research that, you're micro, biomass still intact, and it's fifteen dollars. It's like I mean we sell buckets of it. Yes, it's something that every customer just can incorporate into their routine, and even add some people do dual cleansing, so for me. I have the sensitive dry combination. So I like to follow it up with a cleansing oil, which is counterintuitive, especially if you're worried about the oil because you think might leave a film, but it actually just nourishes your skin and helps pull any debris, especially even black heads out of the poorest because the oil kind of draws like out of. Okay. So you should cleanse. And you said leave a little water on then beatified shirt oil. Yup. We do the limit lane oil. So my oil, I use. Is the hydrating formula, which has marshmallow roots and that's going to really draw moisture into the skin? And then I like to add jasmine is one of my favorite dislike rose and your love roses jasmine helps with cellular turnover. Okay. And I usually throw in frankencense, because I have some scarring, unfortunately, from my acne days, and that really helps with that Franken, since as the magic oil, I hear it's been raining for well, obviously Cleopatra, you and appreciate what uses. Well, if Jesus, does it. It's like a little more expensive as an oil, right? Yes. All is about the yield. So even actually Rosie most expensive. So. Naturally. Like a whole rose. Bush will make one like amounts of oil. I mean just harder to get. Yes, not one out. Sorry. Like a few drops. I mean it's incredible. Yeah. So unlike Rosen everything I put Rosamund armpits every day shut up poetic pits. Okay. Let's talk about natural makeup though, because we were talking before the podcast. And you have been in that business a long time. I love that yourself. Taught, by the way. So am I as a makeup artist? Yes, how did you because we're both from before YouTube day, heaven Kwan. I mean. Did you see the documentary have not seen it yet? We'll make. It's I'm super attached to him. And I've obviously never met him. But he's from Louisiana. I'm for. Yes. And he was seemed like such a kind person from everything of rift. I literally feel like I know. Yeah. We have. Back here somewhere, actually. Yeah. I know before YouTube. I, I now I'm jealous, I'm like damn. If I would have had that I would have spent all my time on you unlocked in my room. It's probably why didn't happen for me. But say you taught yourself. And then you makeup artist. And at other natural makeup companies we said this. We were like no. I still struggle like when I'm on set because I talk so much about natural things. People assume I would use natural makeup and it just don't. It doesn't work for me. You know, I said it earlier, I was like I it's not quite there, especially for the editorial like, if you're doing photo shoots your wedding day, something alas. Yeah, the pigments exactly. And even on the I mean national makeup has a lot of mineral based, so they are highly. Reflective. So a lot of times when you're taking photos it can wash you out because. Yeah. So even though if you, you know, you have it on it stays, it's just like this other layer of will. It just doesn't look the same. Yeah. I just can't ever get the coverage that I would want it with the. It can get a really Dewey pretty finish, but especially like for photos, it's just not it's and that's why I say, like we should all feel the need to live in this perfect bubble of natural. I don't believe it exists. We're in the modern world. So if you're, you know, eight seven or six days out of the week, you're doing natural beauty for your day to day, and then you're going out at night, or a photo shoot or you're doing something fine like embrace it like us, you know, the silicone silicone based products. I mean, they're, they're going to stay on a little longer, and you get that texture that you just can't find with natural and forte right now. And that's what I say. Like it's amazing to think about six years ago options. I had were at whole foods and it was like this chalk makeup that you wouldn't want to touch with the whole at this point. So it's come a long way, there's so many better formulations. And I think I guarantee in like five more years, it's going to be at or above the chemical counterpart. I can't wait. Do you have? Favorites. I love the Lolo mascara. Okay. That's a great one. I also love cure Weiss. She's a makeup artist driven brands and it she. Uses a lot of like natural oils. It gives you kind of that Dewey effects love that LA. Yeah. So it's really actually for a day to day that soups, and their cream bushes are amazing her color pigments are great. There was a, there's a lip crayon by g speedy that I am a best fit, and it just adds that slight tint to your lip, but so perfect for, you know, go into your day's going to meetings, anything like that. Yup. His are some of my favorites. Let's talk about lemon lay in a little more as a business because I love that you're a woman in business, obviously, you know, it's a fascinating to me about you and I talked about this on my podcast with Libby Calloway, but you built a business you build a brick and mortar which nowadays so much on what I honestly I've built an online business. So when she was telling me that in the podcasts at thought, wow, they bet us bold. Yeah. What made you want to do that? I felt like it was missing. Everyone was so focused on this online landscape. And it just wasn't inspiring to me. I feel like you can't really differentiate yourself online. It's, it's literally for retail, especially it's the same every website. It's a white background with product on it. And words next to it. Yeah. It's like I could look at that all day long, but I still want to connect with someone in person. I want to hear the whys and about the brand and how they like to use it incorporated. And also, you know, I was working in nine to five job on the computer in excel, spreadsheets, which was so not sexy part of my job. That's what I did. And I didn't want to go at night or on the weekends and spend more of my precious time online. Yeah. And I think there's a need for, especially in the millennial age group of, you know, getting out in having an experience in person and connecting people in building a community that, I think can really only exist physically, which is human. I mean that's right. And faulty, how did you make this, a destination that people would want to come to one? Hi, I'm it's been pleasantly surprising. I think I hope I guess with lemon lane. You know were here to answer questions and help guide people, and, and be a resource more than anything and I think our events have done that which it's funny. It wasn't something that I was like, you know, you develop as business plan and you have, it's I should look back on it. I probably laugh 'cause. Yeah. Goes away, it's gonna go, but it wasn't really about the, the education event side of it was more, I was thinking about, of course about the oil bar and the product, selection, and the training, which is all very important. But hearing from our customers, and being here every day, starting out for the first, like three months with the head so many questions and people are just hungry for information. A lot of people are not not feeling well, and they have gone through every other resource, and they're like I need an expert that. That knows their information in combat it up and give me more tools in my toolbox. So with that, I you know, I was kind of the inbetween of, like, okay. Well, have these amazing brands these practitioners that I know and people that I've reference in my journey like let's bring him in. Let's bring him into lemon lane and create a space where we're asking questions and just sharing this information for free. And that's why I'm very adamant like I try to make all my events free or, you know, five or ten dollars a ticket, because I wanna make sure people can hear this information. It's acceptable. Yeah. So what kind of a vents do you have? Oh, we, we've done a little bit of everything, everything from, like yoga classes to a hormonal one. Oh, one class which every time I we've done it now, few times, and every time I'm like why has no one share this information with, like I know I was gonna say I feel you. So we've been taught messaging about that before hormones to me are such an not talked about topping that need to be Tony role on every. Part of ramming, especially a woman's body with the food that we eat these days. It's like everything is so off of never actually met a person who hasn't had some sort of imbalance without knowing it, and it's complicated. So it takes time you have to peel back yards and devoted a lot of research to it. But the whole point is, at least to have that baseline of, like, well, what are these hormones, actually doing, like, how are they functioning my body? And so we share that information. It's still been one of our most attended in requesting losses. 'cause I swear they need to teach it in high school. Yeah. And then we also do things like, you know, a, an adapter Jin law tame making class, or I mean, basically we asked our customers, you know what do you want to have adapted Jim? Because I know people are going to be like a white it. Okay. So the best way I explain it. The simple way is, it's, it's like a super food, but herb, so there's herbs like. Dill basil using culinary cooking every day, which are still great for you and have good benefits. But then there's another class of herbs that have proven to give you even more like a SuperFood, like even more antioxidants and vitamins, and what the adoptions do that is a little more unique than even a SuperFood. Is that they adapt to what your body needs? And so that's where it can. It's, it's not straightforward for everyone. Like you have to kind of see what works for you. So something that is more energizing, like rodeo lab might for you work in, like, give you more energy. But for me, not because maybe I have too much energy, my system, and it actually comes in and kind of, like, helps you relax and calm down. So they it's almost like a thermometer. Yeah, if you're hot cools you down. If you're too cool warms you up. So you put them in coffee. I only know about them because of moon juice. Which we mentioned earlier, that's a company, I'm obsessed with. But they make really good. Smoothies with them, and they're always there juices. Yeah. Yeah. I think it just incorporating them in a way that you a product that you use every day whether that's coffee. Or if you some people even take them in powder form and sprinkle them on solids knowledge, I've seen just whatever you do everyday that, because that's the thing you have to be very consistent with them. I always say triumph for two three weeks go off a week. And usually that week with that you go off of it. You notice. Well, I did notice a shift there. Okay was doing something 'cause they typically their point is to even out your body so that you just feel normal, exactly. Okay. Yeah. Particularly with, like the stress and adrenal system. Yeah. So easy sleep things like that. I'm actually glad you said, adrenal see because that's a huge part of another natural thing where there's so many people nowadays, I struggle with this as a journal fatigue, because we just go go go go go go go for bodies. Can't keep up now. We pump ourselves. Are we? I often tobacco me myself with coffee to get through. The day and my body can't keep up. So a lot of that has caused it can cause a lot of skin issues, too. I've found. Yeah. And I was just reading the other day someone this article came out about how in one day, the modern human nowadays is exposed to stressors that back two hundred years ago, you it would take you a month to be seriously. Yeah. I mean just it's wild. So the one we all all the time, you know, our CBD like buying the right. So I you know, so much of it to me. And I've been so humble, like there aren't enough products in the world. I feel like it to really see a difference. If you're not giving yourself grace and I mean some space for you to do have your meantime, in that looks different for everyone. I throw out meditation, which I would roll my eyes out before. But now I'm actually really into our. Doc with it. I, I go back and forth. That's the thing for me. I hate it. Right. But then when I do it, I love it. Feels so good. Although, so. Yup. Like five minutes two minutes. But that alone I feel it can shift in. It doesn't cost anything, you know, it's, it's just you have to prioritize that time. Yeah. The most I ever got was ten minutes, and I felt like I had like the world. Actually read your mantra on another interview dead. And you said everything you want is on the other side of fear. You still go by that. Oh, yeah. I love that fear of podcasts on the other. Oh my gosh. You're thriving. I don't know about that. We'll see how it goes after this. But I. Yeah, I cussed. So my I mean, you know, I've been dreaming up starting a business for so long. My parents were entre preneurs, my grandpa was in my blood, I just was so had so much self doubt and so much imposter syndrome. And you know. You could I really trust myself to do this, and I think, at some point, I was just so sick of telling myself that I couldn't do it that I was like, I kinda had give me the f you to myself was about to say the word, I was like, gee, I just need to do this, like, I don't do it. Someone else will. And what do I what would I rather? Live with. I don't want to live with regret. So that's in. It's easier said than done for sure. What did what are some things you did, though like to put one foot in front of the other, I think being vulnerable? Like that's what it comes down to is, like sharing my concept with people telling people what, what my vision was early on. Even before I had anything I didn't have a, a lease signed, or had any brands on board, just kind of creating that messaging in that story and being really authentic with it. I once I was doing that little by little over time it just kind of became a snowball effect. And I was like, okay. There's no going back like I'm doing this. And I think I I've been that's one of my personal proudest. Moments is looking back 'cause I never in a million years thought I would have the confidence or belief in myself to kind of put one foot in front of the other can get this going. So it just don't doubt yourself. I guess is the message and. Yeah. Breakthrough that fear if you can and, and friends and support systems, really help with that, too. I just love the idea of thinking everything that you want is just right. On the other side. You just have to walk through it. Yeah. You have to be vulnerable, right? Yeah. Don't they say courage isn't the absence of fear? It's having the fear and doing it anyway. Right. Or something? I it. Yeah. That's a great one. Yeah. I mean, you, you have to have those mantras 'cause just owning a small business. You can sometimes just go down this tornado of like negativity. Everything's going wrong. I don't know what I'm doing, like, you know, the fear of competition. And you never have enough money to get you whatever you need to do or, you know so it's I try to actually in the last year started doing what I call the three Ps. Okay. So I start in my day with three positives and I just see him out loud to myself. I, I was going to have a journal but I was like that. I just know. I just wanna say them out loud. So three positives of your day or three. Anything just to, like, get my mind shift to something where I'm not going down this negative tornado. That's what happens to me is. I mean, there can be so much good around me. But the negative or the one thing that is just like weighing on me. It'll start to snowball. And then before I know it I'm so far down the road. Because I mean, there's one hundred positives for everyone. I mean, it's rains positives or in and out like inear. I went in one ear off the either. Yeah. Maybe that's what it is. I don't know. But you can definitely twist and turn. And now look at you, you have this business, you guys just opened a store in Houston. No. We're in Houston. Is that sin the heights neighborhood which remember hills like east Nashville, typically? Quickly. Should be lined up huge little restaurant. And, you know, your neighbors, and, yeah, that's kind of what's happened in Nashville is was so organic, in some ways, like, we really got to know our neighbors in our community. And I think as we grow, it's like that's what I'm trying to do. And, and more cities. So do you have plans of opening more stores? Yeah. Always. I mean I do like I've a big. I'm a big dreamer in that way. But I think you know, I want to grow sustainably. I'm not looking to have a thousand stores around the country. Yeah, I really want to wherever we go. Really connect with people there and bring in, you know, practitioners share the products information and have it still be Lamon lane 'cause when we're not. And I'm like, well, why are we doing this, right? What would you say the biggest thing since you opened the doors is that she learned like what is the biggest lesson? Gosh, the positivity thing one is huge as having this long term outlook like, don't get distracted by the small. Yes. Especially in the beauty industry, wellness industry. There's so much competition, and so much noise, and so much like you compare yourself to, and I guess, really in any industry in molded stone our struggles with that. It's like, oh, I'm never enough for. Oh, we should have done this, and I think just having my blinders on lake stay focused on. Why started what why I'm here? What I'm trying to do who I'm doing it for, and then let everything else, go away. And I think I've really tried hard to do that in the last year more than anything, and I find that it just makes me a better business person. And I enjoy my job. A lot better to who I feel like I just went up there. Thank you. I get it all of that. Talk a big game. You could tax me tomorrow and be like oh today's you. Yeah. So day to day and this kind of world. Okay. So where can people find you because I know you guys you have the store here in Nashville. So if you guys are visiting Nashville, definitely come visit. It's such a good destination groups to the bachelorettes. Yeah. And it's something we do complimentary wine at the oil bar, which is fun. But that's always fun with the product to. So in the product is so cute. They have these labels that you get to decorate your so it's just the whole inside. So you guys get to customize outside so fun. I love that. And then you're in the Houston heights. If you're in. I'm gonna tell my mom to go check. You guys out right now. You kind of have to be physically in our presence to experience us. We don't have an in store. Yeah. It's like a restaurant, I guess, but they can't check you out on Instagram because actually have following you on Instagram share a lot of information in one day, I will put all the information in a blog because I feel, yes, people need to be able to reference it, but yeah, it's really fun. We post a lot of our event. Recaps, share new products. We highlight other women through a feature called feel good. I where we ask them questions about their day to day and they kind of give videos and pictures on what their wellness routine looks like. So that was cool to see different walks of life yet. You also have like little cute little motivation. So, yeah, it's a good follow. It's at Lemmon lane. Right. Lemon underscore. Laine. L. A. I N E. Okay. So you guys check out Laura and lemon lane and come visit her stores in Nashville in Houston. They were doing this, this high. My fear maybe baby. 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The Orion Effect : SFX artist Cherry Snott

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1:58:42 hr | 1 year ago

The Orion Effect : SFX artist Cherry Snott

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I. It's something just before we went on air tonight about. Obstacles and things being in your way. And this is, of course, we always start to show out with little. Hey, let's get you over that bump. Let's get you through that little bit of a digital through the creek. And that's what this is right now. You'RE GONNA have struggles in your way. Well they're shot over that doesn't matter what that obstacle is. A be work yet it'd be something that you're having problems processing or or understanding or people in your. Life. Just obstacles. We're designed to. To get around the obstacle. In when we get round that obstacle, we apply our tent and all the proper things needed to be set in motion. If you will then not obsta goes now become a less than we are now stronger. We're growing what if it's announced to go about something you've always wanted to do, but you're too scared or. Your you put that up school your way. You think about it. what about asking that other person out what about getting into a relationship and you're just too scared to do it. That's the obstacle youth put in your way. What's the worst thing? Can Be said, no, Oh God Lord Forbid, you know we've got to get over those what if it's a job or something you are passionate about what is your thing in life to do? If, you ever thought about it. Are you too scared to take that step? To what you WANNA do that will make you happy. What is the steps you need to do? Well, that's what it's all about tonight ears and recognizing what you can create, what you can create. How do you go about it? We have some wonderful with US tonight. We'll bring her on just a second, but as ways travel. You know Tom a low weighing in. I much jump the gun on now. For those who may be listening and you're new. To The O. Rien affect podcast or to the rift radio. Network. We want to send a welcome from us to you as you become a new traveler. Thank you if you're a new traveler just tuning in and again if you are just joining in and you wish to call in tonight the numbers one, three, two, three, eight, seven, zero, three, eight, seven, seven, and cat make sure you dial two one because if you don't have the line, we'll just think you're listening Oh. Yeah, absolutely. So thank you, everybody. We appreciate you being on there. in being with us right now before we bring our guests we through our hit with. All those people we like to say, thank you to those groups. And cat made a new list so I can read it. We'll go. Oh thank you can. We want to sit out there and send a thank you to Susan Schwartz. To know currently core NEOM, rock Steve White. Moore's Law Padron Ryan and at three sixty, Sheeran Phillips Sherry and Robert Milken. Jimmy goodfeet. True Sawyer, in Jodi. Bonnie Boggs. Sky Gear art chilly spouse. Chris Hamad's even live customer. Oh. 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So we went to think all of these. All your support tonight. If it wasn't for you this show. Airing. So travelers know this show is for you guys we do this we all. Not that we don't enjoy doing it don't get me wrong. We're right around with. So. Let us introduce or guest tonight, and we'll bring her on air in just a second. Air Special guest is s F X artist. Cherry small. Series work can be all over America. In Professional Hawks and locations everywhere. She has her own business been thrives to push the boundaries approach professionalism. She. Has Been quoted in her by her peers of saying. This is my blood. I am free. I am able to release the mini thing is within. Through my work. is a supporter of hunters again, take as well as a member service REP at Colts of fools. ooh. I like that already. She's the owner and founder of twisted Sherry F X. AFFILIATED WITH SCRAPIE Nightmare Dungeon haunted attractions. Creepy hollow and ARCS Mortis. Of Ghost Hill. Hunted attraction in Gillian Alabama did. Say That wrong. She She truly is the traveling haunt entertainer for higher. She goes by one thing. 'cause Hey. Is scariest thing of all. I think we all learned something from that. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is our honor to introduce you to. Miss. Cherry Snot Jerry. Welcome to the show. Hey, guys. Hello welcome you. I'm good. How are you guys doing? We're rocketed. We are trying Iraq. Let's put it that way. Get a long commute. So am I pronouncing this right and Sherry or Sherri that we've got a question for you. And Cherry. Very. Berry. Cherry liked the want cherries you and not that comes out your nose but with two TS. How in the hell did you come up with that name? Oh eight I don't know I I've used this product years and years ago I met this guy at Khan. and. He's seen my hair was purple. And you know how they try to sell your product you know. So your product and everything and he owns the company called Zombie Snot. I. Let him talk me into getting that product and ours use it for years, and then when I finally had to come up with a hot name, I just loved the way he failed not. So I added the Cherry. I love the name and it's such. It is definitely you. You know it is your marketing as you're you're you're becoming the icon of the F. Way. So, you know it's A. Great girl you to promote you know. A lot of people windsurf written my name as the bloody nose I've had people tell me they interpret what my name's Dan for and it is so hilarious what they come up with. I. I you know what? I didn't even try. I was like Cherry cannot. That's just a Russsian core testing holger on it's all I wanted to. Be. Able to change I didn't WanNa stick with the clown or the demon or the empire I wanted something to keep me open to whatever I wanted to do. But you knew it's a marketing it's a beautiful marketing name. Anybody that hears you Cherry snot is GonNa know exactly who you are and you know I hear nothing but. Grave applause about you and your talent and. Even on sites on different locations. Of course, you know now we have a sister Scarlett. I. In. She loves you. She's just said nothing better praises about you You Know Reverend Mike talked highly about she. He's been on this show Great Denver. Yeah So. You could see you're not the only version that's been here. That's in the fx squandered world so But I finally got you on. So thumbs up. We're here So. Okay how did you do it? How did you get into this? Did you go to college for what you do and? Where just? For. All to be. Cardiac Sinaga for that is my. Shuman job. But as far as that cheery, not stuff goes, I'll just loved Halloween since I was a kid. It's always been my Christmas I've always had. you know how everybody likes to decorate for Christmas and put the lights and everything I'm lucky if I put up a tree. regressing but Halloween I mean I still got that and stuff hanging on my porch from last year. I mean Halloween is my Christmas I mean and. I would go outside and do my yard and dress up. And Hide in the bushes and when the kids came around the street I would jump out and try to tell. And My house would be like the out you know everybody likes to go to. and. Always posted my work Orange face and stuff I would make my own and then I met some money that. was in the con-. So, like you have never been to one, I've always wanted to go one I'm going to go so I win and I met some awesome people connected with them on facebook. One of them happens to be a Hannukah and he posted his name Clarin and he posted on facebook because they were hiring hunters like, hey. Jack come work. Would you whole? And that was that creepy how? And that's how I got my foot in the door. So it was just it was just a chance meeting and then you were able to get your foot in door by going into meeting somebody networking, right? The networking is key. Networking is the and also ambition. have. The guts to ask all I can say is now. Say, you know what we talked about that at the beginning of the show, and that's kind of why I wanted to talk about what I said is you know there's things in trials and tribulations. The things are always block us. Well, we find her passion. You know we weren't there those trials and tribulations. And the older I've gone pushing fifty and I got into the game late late in life but. I don't take it back because it took me a long time to realize. This is my only life that I have. Depending on what you believe that you know and I don't want to go back when I'm eighty. And be like man I should have try to do this or oh, we should. There now. I I'd go for it. Right balls to the wall right what do you got to win? Five million I think the only time you sale is when you give. Exactly. You know you're never gonNA, make it across the logged in front of you unless you go underneath it right? Right And it is a lot of words you gotta you gotTa do the work maybe he's GonNa drop anything your lap. So I mean it is a lot of work but if it's Your passion and don't feel like work you know what I mean. Yeah. You'RE GONNA. Know exactly what you mean. running this network I'm I'm I can tell you any people that I work with at my regular job can tell you I'm all day doing something with the network in if I wasn't passionate and as I didn't believe in it, I wouldn't be doing. So I got the same, it's like. Putting on a Okay like putting on like A. Monster truck show except I do it every day. Every night. You know you got promote it. It's the same thing you know with promoting you in you guys and you know. And scurry faith and watching everybody do their thing in applause to everybody that is doing live feed right now from these haunted location because the way putting that out you know. Now, speaking of that, I've been in this year. So, mobile more, and some of them aren't right. Right, but I'm now I'm at Nightmare Dungeon Hana detraction in Greenville South Carolina. And I took on the position of manager. They're this year, my first season managing. I, don't want. So, lots of new great here but I love it. Maybe there's been such an experience far we've been training. I think I got like forty five on my crew. And they're amazing people, first year owners and just seeing them blossom. And come out of their show and just. See Their love growth for the industry. I just love it. It's worth every penny of it. I told him in group chat the other day when I'm gone and can't hunt anymore. I want to go or the future of the hunt industry and I, WanNa see y'all teach the next generation and it's it's it's amazing. Your listeners what is xfl San for? Special Effects Morning. Might not. That's what it stands for for me. Okay. In, would have done all in detail. I make prosthetics. I. Mean. There's a lot of as becks artists out there that are. Do you like And stuff like that like the silicon propped that there was A. Big. Categories very raw but mind I'm still in the babysit warms I have not pushed myself to make. Wards prosthetics are large mass. But I'm comfortable with the prosthetic part right now. like noses, ears. Long Chin Horn stuff like that. I like. To Baseball. Yeah. I love face off but the time limit they give them people. My Eighty Eight? That's how it would not get along. Yeah Oh I love that show the I mean. But right you have to be really good under pressure and you have to know what you're doing to be coming in and doing it. Oh. Yeah Oh. Yeah. They it takes me to get into character even though I do it all the time because I have A little. Disorders, I have something called perfectionism, which is one of enemy. And I'm also Adhd so to get ready for the hunt just in my makeup. This isn't even prosthetic. It takes me probably about two hours. So. That's just hang. So. Imagine going on off. Doing all that. I'll see I. WANNA WE I'LL BE He. But Yeah. That would be awesome. Even witnessing go see them do something like that. Yeah I think that would be a really cool thing to do live. Oh. Yes. Definitely. Now they would be. Anyone. Back, con- that I love a guy to watch and they're really awesome to. Wouldn't it be cool if one of the hunts actually hosted as faceoff. Answer who? That'd be that would be. I know a few haunts that would rocket out the. Oh Yeah. How now that's a good point. Let's give some shameless plug to some of those. Some of those haunts you go to in you support and and talk to her about those locations because this is going to get into the meat. And potatoes of the people. Okay. Well, I let's talk about my first one. Creepy Hollow. Ambitious Bill Bass. My I taught it will always and forever be my for home haunt because. It was my first. You know what I mean. As the one that gave me the passion to want to haunt. They welcomed me with open arms treating me likes family when I got there and. Are Haunt isn't traditional walt three haunts. they have a house, a bus anti-israel. WOW new. Well, I was on the trail part and it's like their haunts was more like Mini skits. You know what I mean. You really did you really at? We we were out again before we go any further Cheers where's that location again Creepy Hollow in the Bishop Ville South Carolina. Well 'cause you knew. What you're saying. So it's like the creepy hollow we have here in Hanover. Virginia. So I was really talking about. So that's Kinda cool. Thing I'm sorry I, roll them and Benji he's. He's awesome guy we had Wow. Isn't what we call this Zombie. bought. And what it was, we have like the big flame thrower. Thing and the people would pull up and it would be as Zombie outbreak and would be like every speakers you know stay in your. They, you know broken loose and everything and the military without their whole guys in their camouflage and. Would how? Each and wave home run. And we they actually hassled us to the ground I. Mean we put on a show we had blanks that were fine. And thinking. I was so bruised. After a down. But it was worth it. You know 'cause I mean it was really an acting experience. Right they always do my family I. Loved Him to death and they really gave me. The love. For the haunted how they How they? were. Three hours away for me. And they still are so I couldn't. Dedicate. Myself. Because you know two in the morning we get out of there I wouldn't get him for five six in the morning you know and I just couldn't do it If I was closer, I would love to still be with them but then I found. Nightmare Dungeon in Greenville South Carolina. and. Dot runs that he has built it. With his own hand hasn't had starts now there he bought a hundred, eighteen year old cabin this the real how That people really lived in one hundred nineteen. and. It I mean it's Not, your typical heart is You know how like typical haunt has a lighting outside like the big street lamps and stuff. This. Yeah. Pretty much. Lack. With a few flickering lights little ideas of the house. So it's very good to sneak up people outside when they're waiting on the you know to go in the house. Right. because. Just. Really. Old Yeah. They're on. And I get to travel to ARC's MORT is. Valentine's Day. That was a an agreement that I have with nightmare. Dungeon. When he hired me that. Valentine's Day on. To our I with Gary. Every Valentine. Right. And hard more as a cannot word can't Disgra. Or? I. Mean. Hit from the time you walk in there you don't WanNa, you don't WanNa. Go you know you don't want leave you WanNa go home you just want to stay there everybody's. Cheering and Willing to teach hugh and show you things and. Not with your voice. Yeah I did I lose my voice my first year at arts. Mortis I worked the entire Valentine's Day's event with. US. I'm with. Engineer. Okay. That's how I know you a little bit someplace because I work with seeing all this down here in Dublin. Virginia. and. I helped them on their bloody Valentine's Day and on Halloween as you know as again. Yeah. Go Ghost scare you know Oh, it's. Not The entertainer I'm GONNA, use it 'cause I wanNA use myself as a celebrity I hate that damn was You know you come in from the risks you know a help them get promoted all that. And last year was the first time I've done it, which was Halloween and Marcellin then were incredible and they're like, well, we know you can haunt. Like well, yeah. If I'm on if I'm here, no more deaths gator, I'm pretty sure I can get my groove on this way to right. I go in there and it's Halloween it's moist. It's what? I lost my voice the second night like that and I was like Oh man and they had me dressed up this year beetlejuice. Oh Yeah. Yeah, then Valentine's Day I did my own thing that's where Chester came to light my my. Alter Ego. But you know those are the things too. I mean people don't think how or know rather how vigorous this can be on the body not just on the voice on you were talking about your physicality of having to put yourself out there every night, right? Yeah and imagine nasty draining. Well See either we've been doing hard practice for the last three weeks. And trying to train my actors. Best Section and I'm trying to show them things that I wasn't hot. that I learned just by happening. And, then we started doing some run series of the House and I got my you know walk through and I'm like, Hey, we're gonNA run through like real customers. We're GONNA hit him with every scenario we got. We're running through and we're running slamming into walls jank in each other back streaming. Really acting like customers and covered in bruises on my arms just from I'm like I'm a customer. We even had some scenarios where. I wanted to throw it out. You know what? If somebody PAT customer passes out the haunt. You know. Water how are they GONNA react? What are they GONNA do? So I, got my through together I'm like, Hey, I want you to drop down and this time we're going to keep more hotel run like I didn't see and I got another person dropped down in other rain 'cause I'm I'm just trying to throw everything Adam. There they don't yet. Oh. My God wouldn't you know break here so I'm trying to have this to some wound up. To where if they get the drunk customer. Or they get the noxious comes customer or they get the customer that passed out only four and the house I need I want them to be able to react. And the professional way. And I, you know I'm just trying to teach them the right way. Rose. So. But it's it's so much fun. You have to have this off because especially now more so than it has been in the past. And I'M GONNA. Get your opinion on. This is that it has become a little bit more volatile people are more in that to actually physically. Reach out and they have in the past would you or disagree? Well I agree I have. A nightmare dungeon we have had now you're talking about reach out as far as like customers. Right. Because they're talking about. Right. So I've had them. I wear dress. Nice it home and but I wear like What do you call them the little brew through paneling up under like a little boy shorts frilly underwear I don't know what you really call them. but like there are. Days. So because I don't. Show up under there. So but the customers don't know that and I've had been try to lift my skirt I've had when I'm walking through the crowd them yanked my week. Always tell you know my ears bobby pin your wig because when you're not looking you walk away he's only get some dirt. Charlie's angels with. Their I've been punched pushed threatens. So you know you just and if you don't have somebody to God you and train you in those situations when it happens to you, you don't know how to react. Right, you know. So What you know. I I'm pretty sure because I knew a Hans now. Tell the guests they are not allowed to touch the actors correct Oh. Yeah. Oh. Yeah. Now. Now I want to ask you this because this is one of the questions I had for you was. Isn't there. Something a new thing coming on some of these, some of these new haunts that you're actually allowed to physically touch the actors or is that amid. The I've not heard of it. Now, I know that we are a touch haunt as far as us being actors get to touch the customers. If they don't want to be touched, they have to work blow necklace. but as far as the customers touching us in. And I around the table and a double blade. Tasting twice or they Your favorite part of makeup or the act. Oh. That's a hard question I. Think they go hand. I believe Is Hand in hand I believe equal. Because there's nothing like putting on makeup to get you into that. Mind that to act you see what I'm saying, right? So it just goes hand in hand for me. Now, what I want a job just doing make up. No. No Because I like to act. I'll love expressions of like seeing six foot two men run for me I mean it's it's an adrenaline rush for me. You know what I mean. I just love it. I just don't want to give it up and. Hopefully mole body of. Keep up with me until. Is Higher, but I'm not ready to retire yet. Right. So. Well. That's that's. Something else I mean it's got to be vigorous putting on those costumes. Yes ncs like I never know what I'm GonNa do when I get ready for the dot night. There's no telling what I'm going to put on I'll. Start Painting and whatever really a comes out comes out. I don't do this thing you know carrots or all the time and it just I don't know I think I'm like one of the views that I know of that I'm aware that does so many multiple characters, but I'll like to create. You. See what I'm saying right into a question that's in the future Dag on your beating me to the pond. because. Keep going keep growing and we're listening because I have I have so many and then I. Recently became an Amazon influence or be They asked me to be an influencer I guess because of. Money with them all the time. I have confidence. Games wig after weeks. 'cause. I'll be on their shopping on Amazon and I'll say a pink wig. Oh, what can I be with that or I'll wait. What can do without one and then I'll just my brown or turn and I'll just start together outfit and Just. Some of them are hanging in there that I have any war yet that I got dashed back I the problem. I mean I just love pregnant here or a love it. And that's another thing I'm letting actors do as like I said, it's my first year acting I mean managing. So I'm letting my actors create their own characters and some hot Assan here there's. Not Nothing bad about what to do that but me coming from A. Actress point of view an artistic point of view I don't really like be dictated. and being told what has to be? Because? Some people aren't screamers I'm not a screamer. Some people jumped around really really hyper. I can't jump around really hyper. So I'm. Doing and creepy type of person and you know we're go I don't want to tell this person. Okay. I want you to be a clown on once you jump around and they don't have the ability to do that. Though wetting my actors create their own characters. Getting Mira. Find Your Voice. This is what I've been telling. Sandra Voi-. Once you find your voice, build your character around that boy. Right. Now. That means a lot of. I mean, 'cause you want to build the character that suited to your personality. So calm we you know what party or darkness is. You know that you wanNA bring out I mean he don't Win Your Voice? Yeah. You're doing hey, I can do that. Really well, just walked it but. We're you know we're is your comfort zone. What can you do you know are you that? You need some people. Now, here's another jerry that have the ability to go statue right they can actually statue off and then there's people like you said, that are just bouncing everywhere and then you got the creepy ones you know I'm I can pull off the statue pretty well so I think you I remember this. Win Some of the guests were coming down the grand staircase. I'm right there in full mode they come down to That's real. That's that's real and let them pass you know. Stay that way until the last one gets passed, then you just walk up him ago but I am real you know so i. You know I work that type of method acting because it's proving to. You your audience. You don't know what you're encountering. Is it real or is it not? Is it memorex or is it they? Back Way, and that is so funny that you say that because that was one of the scenarios I've put when we was running through and like we was customers we have a guy in the corner like hanging. With right with his arm. And that was a long bags actually said him. Any. Man Keep going any real walk through it saying real. Things that it was just weird that you said that 'cause I use that launch Uma to all actors. They're dying. Tried it. I mean. They should be people that don't go through you know professional haunt or go through haunted houses that have higher reputation and when they go through it when you and that's the other thing changing the scenes year even every night you're never in the same three or even with the same group, you may be at one door but then let that grow through because you know those people are going to talk to others right? That's exactly what I'm drilling in their heads. trying to drill in. Okay. What if you have these people come out? And they loved it. They loved it. They go. Get some friends bring him. So you gotta go with you gotTa. Go gotta go in. And they won't do and you're doing the same exact thing. That they saw before, it's going to be predictable. So I'm trying. To understand. Switch it up. Don't just stick to the same thing. Same Movement. You know. 'cause that's really what I mean. That's a lot of Improv. A lot of. You get paid for this or are you volunteering? I am getting paid for this this year You know because we're always a volunteer. Yeah. Let's. Will. Become A. Creepy Hollow was paid was paid Hoy. I wouldn't take their money because it was just so much fun and then. nightmare dungeon is the paid hot. when I started working there, I would not take money and then he would seven I'm sure in take off running. The money. Me Start taking as well as for you folks. Like she's GonNa take that. He'd he'd just seven in the back of my shirt and take off you know hotel down. Down on my. You. But Now I do volunteer I knew arts mortices volunteer hot. But I? mean. Even, if I didn't get pay, it's all. That's what I tell my new hires. Well, if you're here because you're here for a paycheck, this probably isn't GonNa, be the hot for you even they get paid. If. That's the only thing you're year for I. Really Honestly don't think you'll work out. Right I, mean I'm just I'm just want with them. I mean. Yes. I might leave an actor but. I would rather somebody had the passion than just the paycheck you know be there for oh new girlfriend. I knew exactly what you're saying. The same thing in the paranormal world you know people take GonNa make money and get paid and get to be an entertainer. You know you better have the passion for it. I. You know and you know we're on the field we're doing hard work. We're doing this because it's a passion of ours too. Yeah. I can understand that point and I tell him. You know we're lucky that we get paid here because most volunteer and I'm like you know. So it's really just perved. We're getting. Paid. That I mean you pay to do what you love that's that's that like. Even, if it's a perk and it's just a little something that's a little something for them to say thank you and I know. More more ago to get to the heart, you know I mean it helps. The costume? The make them that's all sensitive. Yeah, and that's what that's what I tell. 'til everybody You think that I'm make a lot of money doing. No. I have not made even how the money back that I have put in Sioux Developing Cherry. It is more an expense than it is a prophet. but I love it. You know. Yeah Exactly. You know and I again. Can understand where you're coming from back because it was the same thing with putting this network together. You know I had to put money into it to get it off the ground. So I I get where you're coming from a getting a business. No matter what it is off the ground you gotta pay to play I. Oh Yeah I another good one are you familiar with father evil? Oh Yeah Yeah we came across father evil Yes. He has that You know he has a business mentality and he was on a law and talking about you know how he started and how much she had to put into it and I'm sitting there like, yeah. It's surgery I mean if you really want to. Develop your character and get out there. You've got to send somebody thought to put in some. Exactly. where? I. Think I'm Kinda blessed on that side because you know my personify talk hat maybe some steam punk was right it's not like right has to make up in full costume every night like you guys so you might prompster that for me And the make up as an she. And then you're gotTA think I am A. middle aged woman going through the change. So I have hot flashes. And no win. Those pictures. So. I have hot flashes and I sweat a lot and I use water base makeup I use the Mirror on Water Act. And so also to prevent my makeup from running about the six things bray finishing. Does Outta. Yeah. Yeah I mean, it's most. Let me ask you this to. Do you still that you're a method actor or are you a cost player wh how do you feel about that when i? Myself A 'cause player on all my thoughts I started Tiktok a couple of months ago. And people would call me it costs player. Made because. I am on it. I'm not a COP player there's a difference. which tongue? were. Hey My mind cause players usually go Make a team of iconic character and. Redo it. Okay You have the conflict cons like Nice for rob the cost player. you have the ones that do the Star Trek, you have the ones that use Star Wars. Okay all nine that's caused word. they don't really do any acting. You know. They dress up as the makeup. It's more of a the makeup size, the constume Saad I consider myself more than actor entertainer. I think are totally different. Huge, totally different Field to me. Okay that makes sense because that's one of the questions I wanted to ask because. You have your regular costs player. You have a method actor then like you're saying, you have a haunted entertainer. But there are method actors in on entertaining. Though, right they take on like you're your words at me that I an educated with I'm not gonNA live. that. Like shirt your mouth bitch. Try. Back I call. What are you calling method actor? That's what I'm trying to understand what you mean about that. When you have someone on a professional on vocation okay. they take on the character of a movie. persona like Penny wise and they. You know I got you the I'm not. I haven't really ran into many of those actors in my home or honestly I don't think I've ran. I think I've I. Think I've ran into a Jason Potato say anything. Wrong one on That's pretty much it is Jase Jason. So I've never actually got to experience a method. Agar do an opinion wise or Freddie Krueger or anything like that I think that Jon town. A lot over the years to because. It's just so cliche and I hope I'm not making anybody mad saying that that is something that he. Just the over and over and over, and it's just like There's another day. down. Saying where? Jason and it's been pretty much burnt out. Everybody's like we'll be your you know. With Michael Marketers we love Michael. Mars. But there's nothing to. Right now, they don't do pretty Krueger or. Or one of them that you need to actually get into character do that character with. Now I would love to see someone do that. I just haven't been. Privileged enough to seem that in a haunt situation. So Room I can't i. Yeah. I ran into one guy at Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia that. Took Penny wise and he went on those ten foot stilts. The nagging arm still and moves walking around. In method but with e still so I thought that was pretty cool. That was that's Gal. Stays out yeah. Yeah I have lots. And lots fifty of the and I want to see stuff like that. You know. You know what I think it's cooler though. WHO's your haunts? How original their ritual personalities they're? They're unique. You know in their own ways where they don't need to. Emulate other personas it that's all. What I mean, don't get me wrong I. Love. I. Would love to see those people like in costumes doing anyway. I used pennywise fan I'm a huge Stephen King Fan period over yeah. He's a barker fan I would love to seeing Cinna by walk up in there. Oh Hey us. Oh Man but. You know it's just like. I just would like for people to think out of the ball and not try to be someone else. I want him to be there. You know. On better do better off just. Absolutely. Yeah way I mean. You as you were. Yeah. She looked right at me What are you talking? Good I said nobody plays you like you. That's right. I, mean I'm. Like I've met so many like alloy at ARC's Morte. You. I've never seen nothing like her. I mean she is. Awesome. And is different and you haven't seen it before and I just like stuff like that I mean. That's a horror movie addict do and. I love seeing horror movies that are outside box which wishes that I have, and I haven't seen a horror movie in a very long time. I can't predict what was going to happen. But there has been a few that modules have draw and I'm like you know it's all about thinking outside the box, not doing the norm not following the crowd work. Well before we go on break, let's jump back to something real quick. Let's jump back to scurry face. 'cause we need to get some processing people I, think scurry face. Is doing something very unique in getting the actors out there the haunted out oh. Yeah. Now let. sewri about here he's. if it wasn't for Tyler emoto Cherry, dot wouldn't have been born. it is because of scary that Cherry not was born before our scary face hours just regular name just do a thing working at creepy. And scary things discovered me and was like hey. The intervening we liked what you're doing, what I had to say and hey, come be a part of my family off lot. This is a joke. Was My. And? Yeah and so honestly, if it wasn't for theory phase, there would be no cherries not still be doing my own thing in my yard. So. That's a good point. Catches had a good question go ahead and are are they are they affects? Promoters is who they are steady Toller gives the be platform to promote. Or haunt and are characters. he gives us the platform if we utilize it gay if we don't. Yea. But theory faith is more of. we got about what is called the standard Zil let me quoted because it's a long list, but it's pretty hard and forward I heard. But it's the golden rule do unto others as you have and do unto you. Don't be bashing anybody else because they can't afford. A six, hundred dollar mass and you can you know? Passion not for the money I mean I. It's. It's pretty much. Common Sense Really You know what don't the other thing is is exposure to different characters from around the states in even some from across the. New You know baby, Boo, and us. So ask. Awesome he'll. Berryman Stalin. Vice Versa is awesome right? Exactly. When we have raised them, which is in Australia. Right. So we're every. Helps to find certain characters to write because let it be known. There are two different relics people. Just million I'd love both of them. Dearly love both of them dearly But if it wasn't birthday Ebay, I wouldn't have found. None of them, none of them even people that are not scary. That are. Friends of mine in the industry. If it wasn't for scary, I wouldn't have found them. Down No I love. The platform for networking I mean it's wonderful. Absolutely I wouldn't have learned what? like the putting on my prosthetics I wouldn't have learned to use pros. Aide is a win for networking because it's scary. I didn't know what pros aide was. Why wouldn't they know nothing about alcohol based things You wouldn't know anything about molding is I mean they it's a really really great. So you know power has given and very, very grateful for him. INTO THAT WE'RE GONNA have to get him on show I wanted to get him and Motown I tried to give but. Yeah I'm going to try to get him on the Freaky Sassou. Anything that I says. Not, either, it's all good that show be rated. When I tell you what we're. GonNa do Jerry we're GONNA take We're GONNA take about about a seventy seventy eight minute break this house the travelers and you and to use the restroom get a drink relax kinda catch a breather. When we come back, we'll talk a little bit about you go talk a little bit more about Hans, and then some of the things that's happened to you in the past that some of these laws. Oh, that sound. Okay. Rob would troubles goes like stay tuned? We'll be right back just after this. Harry. Join Jason Blandon grew over at paranormal soup every Sunday night at eleven o'clock both on facebook and on. Your Cup of paranormal stoop, every Sunday night. Yawn or. Your source for alternative and holistic full healing services by Reverend Kayla Ray. Yonder dealing offers, various approaches Jenner cheeky link to matcher me. She is led by her guides, needles and more to help you heal. Located. Block. Ford. New. York. ME. contact. Six. Zero three one we're www. Dot. com. Welcome back travelers and does the like the second episode. sick and airing rather the second hour. You would think of and drinking I'm just having a blast right now To this special edition of the Orion effect right here with our special guests series, Snot talking about you haunted attractions and how she came to be and her different experiences. Before we get back into it, we gotta give props to one of the bands that support the rift radio podcast network that being north tale that was the name of the band that was just played. The name of the song was sirens interesting, little backup, real quick to give some if you will share them with floor. Is. North, hale is actually the creation of the Qatar. From Trans Siberian Orchestra so this year he created his own band that band being North Kale there from Sweden is an incredible band just want to give props out there and make sure that they get their sponsored site in if you will. And now we're back which it's not I love that name all the way very. and. You'RE GONNA be. Back on so every time I say it's not against. That'd be great. Yeah. I guess somebody blowing it out and it's better than somebody sucking it in oh? My. God give you a little behind the scenes information i. do live up to that name If you ask anybody out heart with behind the scenes when I'm not in the crowd I will walk around with. Small pieces of toilet tissue up each nostril because my does run what else? I. Can't run to make That's probably not so good after all. Oh, that's. Really wanting. That'd be cool to now understand the whole for some. Now speaking to your personas, you know we you see a Lotta pictures and the reason I asked about some of the the way looking at it because there's certain characters that you do dress up in that makes you not that people knew you up. So. What's it like when you change up and you come encounter? people that know you if you will but not in the haunt but as the customer, what kind of affects do they get when you change up? How is that? How does what's that feeling like? Well. I'm always Terry. That's another thing Theory has a certain voice. She uses a certain WALC my certain creeping. So no matter what character I'm Chris asked always cherry that make sense. You. Choose. So they they know me because of my voice than everything I've. I've had. But what is so funny as that I live in a very small town, the haunt is an hour away. And what I mean is hilarious is that I've had people that I know, uh, from my hometown. comes to haunt. and. The Way and I'll go to them and I notice them, I. John and I walk. Them. I I. Know You your name John Ain't it. Would it? Down I. Run you know and I've let him sit on it for like two weeks and then I've quicker like you remember person. Oh Man I'm uh. I think that filariases. Up, and people that actually? No, you don't even recognize do right? Yea I mean I'm not I'm talking about no me no me and they. Cause I don't I don't like like I've lived in a small town and they don't promote what I do in this town I don't go out much body. I'm a hermit so not many people know. So it's just hilarious that they'll come up through the line. and not have a clue but it's me. It's hilarious. Now, brings out. Relief this up into another question. What was your childhood like? Do you are you fooled at pulling anything today from you influences when you were a child to make Cherry Snot. How did that I? Know the sound, the nation. Okay Oh. How? Dare, creepy character goes no not for my childhood but me as a person I had a rough childhood. Parents you know did what they could. We wasn't well, you know well, all I means and I got bullied in school and picked on a lot and You know looking back I wanted to commit suicide when I was in I mean I hate myself I thought it was ugly. I didn't have any friends everybody picked on me and I that experience has helped me. Don't take it back because it helped me mold. Into the person I am today. And He'll realize I don't have to have acceptance from other people. It's my life and I'm not gonNA conform to society. And be there norm I'm GonNa live from me. and. You Know I. IT helps me a lot of people. Think I think I'm too nice. but go to experience that I that I have went through. And just, it just made me more caring towards other people. more aware of my word. His word do. Hurts. And was telling me you know be like a big sister. To a lot of people and try to help them. And try to take him under my Wayne in the industry and you know what I'm saying look out for them. were. And then there it sounds just like what? I've been told about him. You know actually do my research a little bit before my Our guests come on and I talked to some like you said, not not just scarlet. I mean I reached out to you just to get their opinions W. And it's amazing to me how highly regarded you are in the field I love that, and I think people here that I mean. You should hear it. I I've reached out to many of them just to say, Hey, what's your opinions of Cherry? You know what do you think we're kind of input. Can I get to help me? You know with the show and they're like, you're not gonNA find any better. You know they've said, amazing. Wonderful things how your teacher your mentor, how you you're passionate about your art. So I think that speaks highly about your character. Yeah I mean if I mean the only legacy, we're GONNA leave behind or integrity, and if you don't have any integrity, I mean. You know what? I'm saying. That's your legacy. You know. So when I when I move on from this world I, wanted people to look back I don't WanNa be like. Oh. She had an ice house and corps and a lot of friends I want I want him to say you know she was there for me. You know she told me that for she she helped me look at life a different way. Or you know just because I couldn't afford Extensive costume and this and that she believed in me and she believed him on talent and had a blast and I learned from you know what I'm saying. This world. CAN WE SAY JUDGMENTAL MATERIAL and is very sad and. You know I just I. Try to be a light in the dark. I'm kind of Horror Hippie I. Guess You could say that'd be new. So I mean in character. Yeah. I do like that creepy but. In real life I'm probably the most giving honest person. You know. You'll probably ever meet. Is that how you got involved with haunts against heat. Well they that seen Matt Paul same. What he was saying for now I have a son that is gay. Also have biracial children. So I've seen a lot of hate. In this word and I just you know like I said, I just want to be an advocate. I you know hate is just as terrible is. If people could just see the meaning is just the love each other. I mean there's no reason to hate each other. We have reason to hate one another and not for sexual preference or the color of your skin. I mean that he just I love what he stands for. and. I'm proud to be into his books tried about all the shirts I can just because I, know goes nonprofit to help run. You know they're going through they'll lgbt community and. People don't understand when my son I'm supportive of his decisions but people got understand other parents when their children come out to them, some of them get disowned. You. Know. Brian, they don't have nobody deterrent. All that profit really does a good thing I mean. I can't I can't express how. Much Good Paul to do for what he's doing. That's why when you Schumer. Yeah Yeah we WANNA make sure I may. We had more people worldwide Paul you know. Right. Now. If people want to get involved with that, how can they get involved? Is Your site or is it? You know how they understand better more of that situation? We get paid. Right yes me yeah. They have a facebook page you know that the the Quote you said, because is scariest thing of all. That come from Paul he just got that what do you call it copy written so he can statement now. So proud of him but he does have a facebook page you can reach out to them on facebook and he also house website. Owners against eight DOT COM He's very nice. You can message him he will reply Great Great Guy. What I'm going to say I'm just writing that down real quick. May Be giving him a call Hey. Yes. He's he would be. To have on your share of. The reason I'm saying it's too because you know. I'm listening to it and I'm right with you. You know I have a I guess onto and I know. He went through she she. went through a lot of Bullying during elementary school middle school where I actually had to get involved in middle school and they're finding themselves now. So we're looking at that and you know. You were talking about how your bullied in school and I think we were all a little bullied in school and it's ironic to what I see. Now, a lot of us have used that to create who we are. Now, like you said before that was a driving factor who you are now to to and. Some people you can go to direction You can be bullied and beat down and go one way. And have the self-pity. the WHOA is me and no, and I went through that stage. Trust me I did. and just give up or you can say know what? Watch me and take the other path. And it makes you stronger and I'm just trying to help design a downs I. WanNa give up. Hey I've been there. Don't listen to me. They're not going to be here for you tomorrow they're not sitting on your table they. They won't even matter when you become an adult exactly exactly. But you know what? Exactly I'm with you though. Helps you crucial you are for you to go. You did this but I'm okay with it because Niro I'm be better than I was. Right and I don't believe in retaliation neither right you know the the online world can be brutal you can be attacked and Bashed on the Internet and I live by the motto you know what? Okay Fun blocked delete move on don't don't even confront them. It's not worth the time or the energy I mean all it all it doesn't give them more. You know. No is it blow your. For your opinion to matter I must I respect your opinion? Nice, right exactly. Exactly I mean you know how much read 'em that blocked button give you say? Everything. From existence. Is like. So. Yeah. It's a lot. You know you just kind of stopped thinking Maureen about what other people think of you because your true friends that they're really your friends. Is there they know your heart and they know you are and they're not gonNA. Buy. Maybe it's funny now to and see if you went through this because I know cat and I have through your progression of coming into your persona and take control of your life. Those friends you thought were friends suddenly just tend to draw. I would definitely like I'm pretty much I don't go anywhere and I. My kids are my life. You know the haunt is my wife I thought Gary People you know I talked behind but. You know and I'm not saying that I don't care about people. That's not is just that you know is. You gotTA different. Paths. Yeah. and. I say that in life you're lucky to have shoe two or three good friends. It has stayed with you from the time. You were a little time you're grown if you have one or two out, you're very blessed. I have had one best friends were still best friends now when we don't even really talk that much anymore. It's it's you know people gotta understand I'm not saying you gotta think wife's about all about you and you know screw over anybody I'm just saying you're just gonNA focus on yourself and not worry about anybody else. That's Kind of the point on the make. On that end, you don't go to others. Growing yourself you're actually mentally emotionally. Yeah I agree there's way too many people that are looking to fix other people's lives when just so that they don't have to deal or fixing their own. Oh Yeah and there's other people that wanted to tear down other people while because they don't want to thrive you know. So it's it's messed up little world but you I've always said this is something I always say you can control your own environment. Right right. take control. It's it's absolutely right I? Can't disagree with that one at. All. Let's change up a little bit real quick. His let's go back to the haunts real quick. because of course, that's what you do. can't you tell her travelers look the differences between a professional haunt and a seasonal haunt? I well, we are season a heart, but I consider as a professional haunt. You don't me on that one you know how to answer that question. This one. I would see a professional would be one that is in the same location. Then has the same the same actors as much as possible whereas okay you're. Rotating actors. Volunteer when they can. high. Again I can't see I don't like to speak on things that I'm not knowledgeable one. I know that maybe nightmare during going on. Things, like four years now. That We don't have the same as every city then. a lot of them. Just I mean we don't have way through the season. They realize how hard it is. Then they quit anyway because we are. Seven, days a week. I know a lot of hunt call that hill week and they only do one week out of the whole season but we do it the entire season. So my you know. It's it's an experienced thing and I don't have enough experience why and Those types of haunts to speak on those. Let's just. I mean. The reason I bring that up is because you've got your smaller haunts and and just like cat said you got these on fat are based on volunteer only we're GONNA. He's year round haunts that come up and you know they're they're in August or July, and even some start in June and they go through all the way through you know November. and. They just stay open and that I just that. You compare the two I wouldn't be. That wouldn't be right. So. I I know there are some places that there that are open year round like all you know. Here's the haunted woods up Maryland. is year round. Her mind and all I don't think there's anything around South Carolina that does that. Yeah. But. Majority of Y'all are going to be like the haunted woods you got your season's getting ready. You're getting hot sponsored by scurry face and they're letting their actors be seen. So people know when you like you when you come on Broadway. Or? The location where the. Clients are the customers come into get ready they they're familiar with these people kind of like I go back to relic you know relics says he's A. breezeway character you know his persona there and we're. Really. The other relic, the clown relic the the other bigger relic, the relic army. yes. He does. He likes to go to conventions conventions that he goes to. different areas. Yes. That's one thing I love to do as well, and it keeps those two. He's that nightmare dungeons he likes to go to cons and promote as well and. I love it. You get like I said you get network. I. Got to hang out with Tony Time at one of those things something. I'll I was in the elevator and he walked in the elevator outlook. Yeah. You'll. Be. Right there. He got elevator like. Oh. My God. Was Tony Todd and I ended up getting hang out with him at a after forty and drink a few beers I mean I it. Concert all. The networking universities Eckstein. l'aimable. Because you give out your networking, you're being with people alike among. And now you're like. You're you sometimes you still get our struck or It'd be good starstruck Blah, Blah Blah. You know that's the kind of things. that. I like when the paranormal and other conventions that. Get to meet the people that's in the field that you know either I learned something from or they learn communication network and trade and stuff you know and and. All regular people like that. That's what I can say. Hey. Everybody put your pants on the same way. Well, maybe not I agree. And then I'll say. IBM. After meeting these other types of actors you you could get. Little doorways and she may be in movies. I mean it's all about network at. At Work? So Let's look at something real quick. Let's let's go back in. Let's talk about some of the haunts you've been into what is. Some of you most. impactful memories that you've had have been. We're GONNA ask you another question. Impact for as far as. I. Remember. I can tell you an embarrassing moment. Look. Way. I learn I learned that I will not run a chainsaw ever in my life. we was on a trail ride and they wanted me run up behind the trailer. Jump on it with a chainsaw and jump Oh and there's intro would take off well. Taking all be or I can jump all so. Again, let me tell you old and whenever I want to jump off the trailer my knees gave way and I've found trait on my back. Running that chainsaw when I just laid there Raymond ran ran ran his city borough. Laughing at me but I waited until literally fear for US did up and I'm like no actually. I. So. Yeah I'm trying to think of some more things when you say impact that that is such a broad. Thing you gotta remember you got break things down simple for me. 'CAUSE ADM mine goes like. Well memories what are what are some of your most? What's the word I WANNA use? Some of your best memories of working the haunts. Some of the best memory back in creepy hallway when I was working Dombi saying what we would do after the trailer last and we would wait on another trailer we went. Zach and you like the cha-cha. Side That's like. All of us would be out there dressed up as zombies. And we'd have fire go would. Be Out of their clowning around you know in between trailers and stuff I was just so much fun. All right. the running around mortars then the rain Laryngitis The great memory. Great. In the first time, I get to meet anybody in person and Scary Bay. And I couldn't speak to none of them. Let's see. Oh me. And I guess this year just doing the management. This has been like really happy for me too. So many happy moments y'all. I'll keep going here all night. All, right. Well, here's this. There's another way to go have you had any paranormal experiences at any of these times? Oh, here it is oh yes. Yes. Yes. We're all we. Divert onto another show now Only been I've always been I guess a sensitive I guess he's saying. Yeah Let me tell you a little story back. when I was in middle who I guess we made this House and I was getting ready in the mirror and was in the bathroom and there was A. Window behind me. and. I was on the ground where it was to house and I caught the bus I had neighborhood friends I'm their calling my hair getting ready for school and I hear. And I've tried around walk. I'm thinking it's one of my friends. You know or don't try to play it off like I'm big and bad around. Like you scared me and I'm in the. Then I hear again. And I. Turn around and turn back into MIRA and there's a black image. I can't says the. That it was the shape of a head was the my looking back at me I scream bloody murder ran al.. My mother I told my mother and my mom's that's it. We're moving Mom Dad daddy was hearing things at night. He would tell Mama to go until the kids shut up and we'd be asleep and here kids giggling. I'll be wearying things like that through my whole life well, at nightmare dungeon. There's just one section. It is near the end near the garage and twice now. I walking towards the exit and there's a hallway coming up towards that you crisscross it makes it like a T. And I just felt like something. Now it's. something with Haight. Just run like what fixing to run right into me. As I was heading for the door I did step very quickly how their dorm a lot. Hard. And there's another area in the house that there's nowhere for anybody to be behind you is it's Solid Wall I had back kind of towards the wall and something. Got Me on my back. can't explain it. But somebody touched me on my back and it wasn't it was a hand it was not a tweet or. You know knew this was a so that's to experiences out nightmares aren't doing that. I will swear by that something what. Something was in the House that was by being there. Right. So. I try to. Play it all. and tried to take forty ever these entities. You know 'cause they feed here They Dan firm you know and stuff like that. But. Yeah that place does have something in it. And that's the interesting things. 'cause cat and I've had many conversations about on. Activity at these locations, and if you're calling in tonight calling at one, three, two, three, eight, seven, zero, three, seven, seven, please push option number one on your phone if you WanNa, come on and ask the question. You know we we work in the pair of what we do other than network. and. Re Rear aware of the conscious collective and you want to think about these things and. Being able to speak with someone like you we get more information on how it reacts. So Jerry. We actually have a caller. Would you like to take a caller? Sure. All right. Let's bring him on. One single hug. Five four zero. Welcome to the Orion Fan. And I. Was just call in I am a member of Cherries hot and from what she was saying about the haunt and her natural experience and everything that got me thinking because More than just I have been noticing the same thing the haunt. Like we'd see like a dark figure walking through and we go to scare. And nobody be there. Oh Yeah Right. Yeah. So, what it's. Yeah. Caller what what kind of other experiences have you had on on? other than like, like be walking to my set and everything. And like I feel like someone was right behind me and I'd like turn around Duffin be there. And for instance. Who Am I speaking land? I'm the one that acts like a statue has hands bound up. Okay. Okay. Okay. Runco. Position where I'm at Cherry knows this I have A. Vision of down the hallway. And it just looks like someone's walking down the hallway at me and everything. So I, get ready and thinking that's someone that's worked doing practice and. As soon, as it comes like it's the room that to any of the new actors and scared of going to run him off. To anyone and I wouldn't even think in your with might've been listening. Oh. I don't have a problem with it's just I good that I now know and everything 'cause I mean I have been experiencing something there. So I. Just about is opening up to. You gotta earn worst man. This is a hundred and eighteen year old cabin. So Roy look how long been there. You know I don't know. Yeah, this isn't like just the. Corporate. You know brick building. This is actually A. Somebody lived there. Right generation than generation you know so. We don't know I just I just know that somebody does not. I mean I'm not gonNA say they don't want us there i. think somebody wants to something in their want to intimidate us. Right and to run US away. But like I said, I think for four years and I'll walk through that house by myself and nothing's ever happened to me too I think is going to hurt us know but I think at wants to intimidate us. Well. Let me ask you this. I'm since you're both on air we get both are opinions and thoughts on this knowing that there is a conscious collective of the spiritual world if you will. do you feel that some of the? The. Gas I'm. GonNa use that word come to these locations You feel that these these. Were brought in with these guys or were they already existing on? Do you think people have the ability to actually bring negative and positive entities into the location? I do believe possible but on this certain situation because. It has been there since day one since I've worked there. It was pre existing. Pre existing. Got There. Now, the crews that have been there prior to me I have no clue you know as possible but I do believe is attached to the House I believe that. It is letting you know this is my place get to get out. What are you doing here? You know that type of feeling. Yeah. Now, do Abu. Attached to people and items yes, I do. I believe 'cause I have you heard of sleep paralysis. Absolutely. Yes I've suffered from it since I was a child like little and I spoke out on it about two years ago you my mom you know because you know I'm older now and I'm like you know. Talking to her about it and I found out my grandmother happened to my grandmother and it happened to my dad's sisters. So I think it's something to actually blood on. So yeah, I do believe things can attach the people and blood bond. Funny that you that you mentioned that Ever, since like I ain't going anywhere like already said this but ever since working at the haunt, I have had a lot of trouble sleeping. So. We hear that a live. Take that entity home we bless your heart. Thank you. That was waiting for the other questions y'all kind of beat me to it is you have you ever felt like you ever brought something back from the hawk. Me personally because spiritually strong and mentally strong enough to. not give it the authority. Right. I you know. I. You don't have this already. You cannot get the hell out. That's what I tell. Anything that comes near me. You're not welcome here. Yeah, and I'll take a thirty and. They don't mess with me. I've learned to cope with it. You know as I got. Wrong With me like I feel like something is in the House and everything because I'm not the only one that has seen it. But working at the heart and everything I. Love It. But like seeing this figure and fill in its presence every now and then like yeah, it gives me A. Sleep paralysis or something like that like I I'm not at not some nights. I won't be able to sleep at all. But. from this small have noticed from this small break from the hunt. That has stopped. So I. Guess like whenever I go to the heart and everything like whatever it is the spiritual being like leave it's mark in some way. Where you know you're supposed to be able to sleep at night i. Do. What Did. You say when we played Hungary, seek the other night. Yeah. You is now imagine the power failed and that Jegham cubbyhole in the. Dark side of and you couldn't find me. On. The Wall. So But yeah, because I I had to mention that because like to others have on somebody in the same area as me and it's like are Yo- also seeing like this figure walk through and you think if someone and nothing's there, it's like, yeah, actually. Eat when you have on your TV. Do what they want. But you know this is not too sick delay was guy. Always seen is this is giving us a brilliant idea to have another show. How many you guys would be interested in coming on our show and actually talking about your experiences. I Love to. You. Think you guys can get a couple of groups together and contact me back and let me know if People WanNa talk about it. Oh I have many of hot that I can contact to see if they're arguing that any experiences now you might be overwhelmed with. No No. Over will I think they'll show you guys your. Think color needs to be you need to empower yourself before you leave the. Just. Make sure you say you're not welcome to come with me. Remain. Man and me our you're not not home with you. Yup exactly new building it Tony Hey dude I leave with nothing none of. With me you are commanded by the Lord. Jesus. Christ and the Great Creator to stay here. You're now allowed to many or Josh yourself to me. We knew we exactly you examine feel that in your part. Yeah 'cause I do have to say like the. First night of not being able to sleep like this is the one thing that did stick with me It was like the second day after leaving the hunt and I went to home I wanted to go to bed and I woke up in the middle of the night because I had this. In I don't hardly ever dream or even have even nightmares but had this horrible nightmare tour like this. Fire Demon was like after me. And Caught up, caught up to me, and then I woke up in a sweat and I was like I'm not going back to sleep. Guys when things happen to you like you're scared to speak on him because you're gonNA need your scares me. You're crazy. But you know always know that you can come to me. With anything like that anything paranormal, very open minded and I will help you. And very collar find me on facebook or come to our page. A personal message which took up, let's get a bunch of you guys. Let's do a couple of episodes on this I. Think this would be a great. What do you think Jerry? Excellent just remember we have been September eleventh than we run for seven days a week until November the seventh so. We're. Be. At. least as even though we're lined up until November and December. So this is something they're download the contact us. In touch with us and let's set up some stuff and Jerry. We can have your special cove loose and I think this would be something. Great. Off Time 'cause. I'm sure we'll have a lot more people experiencing things they're the. Absolutely in color. Thanks so much for calling Brian and sharing your story I mean we want to. Thank you for having me on. All Right Jerry so we've got about ten minutes left in the show. Right, Now, that was incredible. That was that's the moment on why I do this Jerry was got. Ten minutes movement right there. Network. Oh. Yeah. Allow people to express. Their concerns this is all about the Orion effect universe affecting US human how we affect what we're doing and I were on this subject I want to say something real quick. Okay. I'm not even. GonNa try to pronounce the name I you know it but it's it's it's hard to pronounce I have or had found a phobia. In tanks MAG props cholera. Clara Four. Yeah Mad. Props to so many of you guys scary face. Because you guys helped me get over it. was because of you guys that I step out and started going to these houses and face my fear. That was my major fear and I've had it ever since I was a kid when we have big parades here in Richmond Virginia, the clowns would come out three that hell out. I. Would just lose my fucking mind. My sister was like the. Truth. Psychosis. But in the last three years. Watching you guys talking to like giggles and and everybody. In The love that you guys have shown me as an audience member quote unquote. Giving me the ability to go to these haunts and face my fear mad props y'all because I don't have it anymore. I can walk into any clown now. You still have that. Conscious. Yeah, cat just small down and started that conscious thought. This or canary. Yeah. Exactly. But you know in the long run you guys helped me and that coming from. The host to you guys means a lot. And how? Health on a yearly basis. Well, that reminded your story reminds me of some of our patrons will bring small children I'm talking. For five year old to the homeland. And they the breeze terrified. So I don't break here answer, but I'll go up to them and I'll sit on the floor. And I'll say I my peyser and I'm like you all my bed and and I'll let them push a little button and I'll have them and tell them. They're brave and I'll tell them all hold their hand through the haunt, and then what I'm I'm your job you know then when we get outside I how five of them I tell them, they can go to school tell their friends they were brave and they did it you know because I don't want to score them. Yes. because. Yes. They still pop down through the how and but. You, know me being a make up. And looking creepy like I do and still giving them a good experience. Help them create that wall and get. Free. And you know actually I knew where mine came from was my parents used to be antique dealers and we're talking back in the seventies and They were the house is trying to be broken into. and. One of the. Intruders, if you're always dressed up in a clown suit and I was four or five goal and the two were at the front door well, this is one of those houses that the ground level. was. Up to the ground to the top windows. They had to get on their hands and look through the window. So. That's what happened. They were looked into the room I. saw that base in the Matrix happened right there. It'd just took me and I had nightmares all the way up to my teenage years of clowns coming to take away, etc, etc. So hearing this from you and I wish that was done to me. The way you do it. Back then but I'm happy now at age forty eight, I'm showing my age SO I. Didn't. Know it was forty, seven, forty, six that I finally broke. That fear? I mean that's Kinda messed up. If you think about it, somebody hold onto their fear that long. But. Rain and see that's what I don't want these kids how I don't want them to be scarred and terrified and have night here in just psychologically mess with them. I want them to understand. It's all in fun and we're not going to hurt you. It's just something fun. You know yeah it is scary but that's what it's supposed to be but we're not going to hurt. The mood you know. Right Oh exactly. It's all pretend. Like I have made my contact ever. So on some of them smaller kids and they. showed him. I had a real up under there. You know because. I say they're terrified at four and five years old I'm talking about. Here parent I shot their parents would them check them? That yeah, what. Donald losing that. Part. I don't. I mean. Extreme. Maybe the. Am I have to step in I, can't let them Feel that way. So I'll get on their level and trust and make them. You know I try to look out for him. Yeah. And that's that's what it should be about. Exactly. So we're down to the last six minutes. Let's get included in their Jerry Where can people find you working? They get some plugs near you know where you're going to be where's your haunts? What's going on this year? Okay. We're going to be opening that symbol eleven running seven days a week and November seventh, or we're at nightmare dungeon haunted attraction in Greenville South Carolina. 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How to help your kids sleep better when traveling: Eva Klein: 139

Mom Inspired Show with Amber Sandberg

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How to help your kids sleep better when traveling: Eva Klein: 139

"You're listening to the mom inspired show episode one hundred and thirty nine with Eva Klein, welcome to the mama's buried show. I'm your host Amherst Sandberg, and this shows created inspire encourage Anna little extra fun, tier date. Hey, you guys I am super excited to have Eva on the show today. She is going to talk to us about helping kids sleep while we are traveling so you guys know that I'm a travel agent, and I love sending families on trips and stuff like that. But we know that it's not always easy to get the kids to sleep when traveling right? You either have time change or just a new environment. And you might be all in one room and it can just be really challenging. So I thought it'd be great to have on. Specially when this episode is airing it will be summertime and I just know that people are traveling to see family or they're going up occasions. So I just wanted to do a quick episode giving you some tips and specially for those of you that have smaller kids and kind of have a struggle or if you're going on a trip that the time change is quite different. But even if you're not, even if you are traveling and the time change is an hour. We do talk about sir. Tips. So I hope that you enjoyed this episode and that it helps you have a better vacation. Hey, you guys so before we jump into the show today, I wanted to give you a quick update on what's going on with me in regards to my fitness journey and just getting more healthy. And all that kind of stuff. So most of you, probably know that I was doing a program called, lean with Amanda Neiber. So I introduced her program last year I had her on the show starting episode one hundred twelve I did a four part series. And if you miss that, and you're interested go and check that out because she goes over the whole program, and it's just amazing to hear her because she's a dietitian, so she really knows what she's talking about. And so people have been asking me what have I been doing? And you know how are you making progress and all that kind of stuff? So I figured I probably should say this to you guys to and give you the soccer tune ity, if you have missed it, but Amanda Neiber gave the moms Burchill. Nur's an exclusive discount. So if you've been on the fence trying to figure out if you should do it or not, you can get twenty dollars off and she runs two sessions normally a month. So if you missed one, you can grab the next spot for the next session. So all you have to do is inter go into mom inspired show dot com for slash lean twenty and it will take you to the discount, or you just go to the show notes, and all the stuff will be in there. Right at your fingertips. And if you have question you guys feel free to reach out to me because I've had people reach out to me, but I understand that some people may be hesitant to reach out to me. If you follow me on Facebook, you can message me at amber Sandberg, if you follow me on Instagram, my handle is amber, Sandburg, so message me if you're on my Email list, Email, me, and I would love to help you or answer any questions that you have. It's just been such a great program and catapulted me to where I am today. And so some of you might be thinking. Well, you know, I kind of know what I need to do. I'm just not doing it this purpose perfect for you. Because it gives you the count ability that you need for seven weeks. Now, some of you may be like I don't even know what I'm doing. And this program's, great for you because it's going to teach you a lot of things that you might not be familiar with. And so that is what really did it for me is it gave me new tools that I didn't know but then I didn't know somethings but combining that and then getting back into working out has really been a game changer. So again, if you wanna do this program, and you want the exclusive discount, make sure to go to mom inspired show dot com for slash lean twenty and feel free to reach out to me. I would love to help you now let's go to the show. Eva, thank you so much for coming on the show today. Thank you so much for having me ember course so I start off every show with an icebreaker on travel, I am a travel agent. So I just like asking my guess what? Their favorite vacation spot is and why and this can be with or without kids. That's a great question. So I think the first. Place that comes to mind is Thailand. I can tell us about thing I went back into Thailand when I was twenty one. So this was, you know, before marriage before kids, and what I loved about Thailand is that you've got everything there in that you've got history and architecture in Bangkok, you've got hiking, and sleeping in bamboo huts, and elephant. You know hikes in then. And then you have the most stunning beaches with monkeys on them in them in the face. You've got you've got everything and it's all stunning. So if you're looking for a jam packed vacation where you architecture and history and hiking, and beaches Thailand, the place to go. Yeah. And, you know, our agencies totally since people to Thailand and places like that. And the, the, the thing that you have to keep your mind is that the airfare is what's going to be the most expensive, but once yes air, everything is such, you know, you live like royalty. Yeah. It's, it's such a you know, not expensive place, and you can get massages, and all that kind of stuff. So it's a flight and the distance of the flight that, that you have to get over. But he's like, once you're there. You're good. So that's that's really cool that, that, that is your place. It's always fun to hear people mention what they like. So that's awesome was show. Awesome. Do you feel like you'll ever go back? Or do you are you a person like you know, I? Did that. So let's do something different. My husband wants to go back because he's heard all about my Thailand, but he's ever been before. So he's really dying for us to go one day. That's also I think that, you know, once the kids are a little bit older. We can keep them home. It's a big trip. It's you. Just turn around. No, no, no. It's it takes two days to get there. So when you're there, you need a couple of weeks. But yeah, hopefully when the kids are older will be able to justify going spending two weeks there. I hear you. Yes. Yeah. Okay. So we're going to jump into the show. How about you? Tell us a little bit more about yourself. So your name where you're from how many kids you do have. And, and then how you got to where you are today. Yes. So my name is eve Klein. I am certified invent and child sleep consultant. And I'm the owner and founder of Mike sleeping baby and be sleep bible program, which is a pediatric sleep consulting clinic that helps exhausted parents of babies and young children. Get their little one sleeping so that the whole family is. Well rested of got three coz of my own two girls on a boy. My daughters are eight and five and a half, and I have a almost nine month old baby myself. So I'm kind of I'm in different. Yeah, I've got elements school at school, and I have a baby. So, but I'm also living that can you know that, that exhausting baby stage. So you know, I know what people are going through because I'm living it right now. But considering, I know I do this for a living. I've had my little guy sleeping through the night for a while now which has been an absolute game changer. So I got into this business because of my middle child actually my older daughter was a very easy going baby. She was one of those kids, that just made me look good as, you know, kids. Yeah. Everyone's saying, oh my gosh. She must be the best mom in the world, and you're going, I know things I say that said this a couple of times on the pockets, I had a friend, tell me this, and she's ten years older than me. She's like you always have a humbler like there will be a humble coming, if you don't have yet that I'm blurt, two years, and four months later. Where literally within about an hour of me giving birth to her. I remember thinking to myself. Oh boy. All right. This is gonna be different journey. And I can tell you five and a half years later. It's still is she is awesome. She is spunky. She is hilarious and goofy, but not easy. And that hasn't changed since she was born because he has had has a more high needs difficult temperaments may sleep never came naturally to her. And so I've always really needed my sleep at result of being so chronically sleep deprived for months on end. I had no choice but to open up the books and figure out how the heck to fix this catastrophe because waking up every ninety minutes all night. Yeah, no sustainable over the grand scheme of things at all right for enough. So I manage to make the situation better on my own. It wasn't perfect. So I ended up needing to hire my teacher, who had been training to become a sleep consultant because. What happened was when I made things more manageable? I thought gosh, you know, I had this Eureka moment that, hey, you know what I should get my certification and, and do something on the side, because I forgot to mention is actually a lawyer by training, how so interesting. Yeah. Yeah. The quite the change, I would say quite the career shifts. But I was back at work, part, time, three days a week, practicing law and had this side business that, that I was growing, you know, that was my, it was my labor of love. It was just something that was really passionate about in really enjoyed doing, and it was some side money, and it grew way more quickly than I ever imagined to the point where I was kind of faced with this four and the road of which direction do I go do I go with my growing business? Or do I stick with law, and I figured laws always gonna be there. So might as well go with my business and see where this takes me. And here I am have it looked back. That is interesting. Yeah. Definitely is a different shift. You know, going from a lawyer to what do you call yourself, sleep expert or consultant or? Certified sleep consultant is title. Okay. Yeah. You know, I don't even think I realized that you could be certified in that, you know. So. So interesting because verses in Toronto and New York. And, you know, the, the eastern coast, I mean I can tell you in my city, there are dozens of us. We didn't talk. Okay. Tons of us doing this. I don't know. Maybe it's maybe it's the geographic thing where just hasn't taken off in, in Tennessee or. Or I could just be under rock because I have a five and eight year old house. Mike. But I think it's great. And you know being a travel agent and loving to travel myself, I know it can be hard with the kiddos. And if just, you know, staying somewhere else or the time change or trying to all sleep in one room, and so that's why I thought it would be good for you to come on and give some tips to make traveling more seamless when it comes to sleep being also just readjusting when we get back and I know when this is going to be aired it's going to be, you know, summer, and people are taking off to either go, visit family or go on vacations and all that kind of stuff. So I wanted you kind of quick episode where we can give moms tips so that they can, you know, have a better time traveling. And if we can help them and because it does make a big difference when either you're sleep deprived. Or if you're sleep deprived, or everybody's sleep deprive. It does change the quality of the visit for sure. Absolutely. I mean it changes the quality of everything. Sleep-deprived and all the more. So when you're spending all this money, planning, your exciting family trip, only for you to be bleary eyed the whole time. It's it's going to affect things. Exactly. So let's start off with traveling and experiencing time change. What is your thoughts on getting the kids adjusted quickly? Yes. So generally speaking time changes do not work in our favor. Right. In other words, sometimes it depends on where you're traveling to the majority of the time when you're traveling somewhere it is in everyone's best interest to get yourself and your children, on the local time as quickly as possible. People ask me do you do it gradually? I say no do it in one fell swoop. So, you know, your goal is to get your child onto local time as quickly as possible, and the best way in which you can do that is utilize natural and artificial sunlight, to your advantage. You see our biological clocks are governed. By exposure to light. And so if you have arrived to your destination, and your child thinks that it's the middle of the night, and let's say it's eight o'clock in the morning, but back at home. It's the middle of the nights, then I would actually suggest waking your child in that you can get your day started local time and not only do you wanna wake him up, but you want to get him exposed to as much natural sunlight as possible, so that his body can begin to understand that it's actually not the middle of the night. It's actually now the daytime and the exact same thing goes for when it's the middle of the night. And your child thinks that three PM it when it's the middle of the night and your child is wide awake. You know, jumping around you can't listen, it's gonna take a bit of time for him to adjust. But the best thing that you can do in that circumstance is let him jump around in a dark room. Don't turn on the lights Joan. Get him up. Don't start feeding him. Snacks. Don't search earning on the TV because that's going to continue to reinforce his biological schedule that he's on from back at home. Whereas remember your goal is to get them onto local time as quickly as possible. So the less light that you have your children, exposed to at nighttime nighttime local time, the quicker that they will adjust. And by the way, everything that I'm staying here. Applies equally to adults because Addison, all we're all human right? Yeah. Yeah. No, I like that. Now, even when you just do like an hour shift. Do you ever to stay on the other time? It depends on what direction the hour is. Right. So if if six thirty AM become seven thirty AM, then you're fine, write anything. You'll probably think that time change because it means that your kids are now sleeping in a little bit later, but it's six thirty AM becomes five thirty AM. The you might not want to be staying put a not. Doing anything? I mean, I don't know about you, but waking starting my day at five thirty a m there's nothing worse than that. So I would be doing everything that I can to get the child's biological clock adjusted an hour later for that reason. Okay. So here's an example, so we live in Tennessee, and we're central time and we go back to Michigan and it's eastern. So we are we do experience and I am a morning person. But like you're saying if it's if I'm normally getting up six thirty five thirty AM feels a lot different. And so they're six thirty is going to feel like my five thirty. So are you saying to get them up and get going or you saying hold off day? I would I mean what I would do in that circumstance. Six thirty AM becomes five thirty AM to, you know, Detroit time Michigan time. I don't want to be starting my day at five thirty AM Michigan time. Right. So I would be doing everything that I possibly can to adjust my kids schedules and our. Later so that you're not starting your day at the crack of dawn, Louisville more six thirty A M, Tennessee time but at seven thirty. Michigan time. Yeah. Exactly. And that is normally what we do. We get. We are a little bit more lax on that because I mean yeah, it is really early. And so just trying to figure that out even with my, my girls. They know they can see the clock. So I'm always like you guys Simon o'clock here is the clock. Tennessee hard, explain. Yes. Yes, she knows what kids that, you know. So, for example, you have an eight year old a five year old as you are. So with kids in this age range, you can explain to them. Kiddos urals. You not allowed to wake up until the clocks. You're not allowed. Get out of bed. Let's even aim for seven seven oh. Might be eight o'clock back at home, but it would be seventy and back at home, backing right? Yeah. You can just listen, I think it is a little bit easier. When you have children, you can explain things chill versus. These kids that you can explain things to. I mean you can guilt free, explain to them unit. Say in your bed quietly, you want to read a book for a little bit in the clock says seven gopher it, but don't wake up, mommy and daddy. And you know what? It's in their best interest as well to be taking it easy until seven. I agree is gonna they're gonna be wiped by the end of the day. Otherwise. Yeah, exactly. Okay. So that's great. So really you're talking about a bigger timeframe jump. You know, get onto that schedule if it's light out get outside if it's dark stay inside let them like, you know, burn it off. But don't be like, turn it on the lights, turn on the TV, and all that kind of stuff in like, you know, getting that awakeness going forever. So so that's good. Okay. So what is your thoughts on getting his asleep while in different environments, because, you know, I notice even with my younger daughter because she just turned five she is a hard time doing this, and I find that she has more dreams or nightmares, or something like that. And she wakes up kind of in a panic and I understand that because there's times, like when you're in a hotel, and you're in a different or even some someone else's house. Right. You are kind of dreaming. But you're only like experiencing their house, and you're, you're trying to feel your way round two and you're, you're. Thinking you're in the dream, but you're you're kinda almost feeling around that you're like, I don't know where I'm at. And so, I mean, and that's as an adult. And so what is your thoughts with trying to help calm that down because I know for me anytime I travel, so she the first night I feel like with my youngest is always the hardest because for some reason, it's a lot harder for her to adjust to a new place versus my oldest, right? Right. I mean, look, generally speaking, all I'll tell you, my biggest piece of advice for parents who are traveling with babies and young children. Honestly, is just you, you need to pray and hope for the best and to a huge extent just let go, and as a type a mom person mom, I'm thinking to myself as well. Right. Just your. Exactly here. You know, letting go and going with the flow is not exactly. My specialty I will tell you that when you're combining children, especially babies and harbors and traveling and potential time changes and change in sleep environments, that with perfect sleep often doesn't doesn't go hand in hand. There's just so much happening. And some kids, just do better with these transitions than others do, it's, it's no different than when we're transitioning kids to daycare, right? I mean, I as I mentioned, my oldest daughter was was has always been always had more easy going, temperament, she adjusted to daycare and twenty four hours may middle child took three weeks. Right. So naturally when it comes to traveling, the my, my middle child is well, has always had a much harder time, sleeping in a hotel room sleeping in different bed, or, or getting her schedule thrown off. And so I just want to put that out there, too, that to a huge extent us type A personalities kind of just how to let go and acknowledge the fact that we're on vacation things are Naga, be perfect. We'll do the best that we can. But there are so many, there's so many uncontrollable factors that, you know, we need to be taking into account. They're just completely out of Burke control at the hotel, isn't ready 'till seven PM and your kid. Usually goes to bed for seven. So with that being said, you know, once we have managed to kind of let go and acknowledge that we're likely not going to have a picture perfect situation. When it comes to helping these not so easy going slow to warm kids adjust to sleeping and a different environment. The biggest thing I can tell you is to bring any gear or toys, or, you know, gidget gimmicks or gadgets that you utilize an implement into your bedtime routine. So if you're leaps asleep sack make sure to bring lis- leap sock at your kid sleep with a white noise machine bring the white noise machine. Let your kid bring their blinky or they are stuffed animals or any comfort. Or maybe they have a favorite book that they liked to read an I know that when you're packing for a vacation that you want to be able to pack the least amount possible, because, you know, airlines are charging way men now for. Luggage than ever before. And the thought of having to pay an extra twenty five dollars for a suitcase full of your kids crap that he need before bedtime is gonna kill you but it's worth it. Yeah. Because you're at then this way, you're bringing some familiarity, Jew, a naturally, strange foreign not so familiar environment. I e throw your kids off. Yes. Yeah. That that's probably the biggest thing that I would tell you, if there's music that you're kiddos listened to before they go to sleep. Bring that music with you just bring the whole kit and caboodle of stuff that they often need to, to go to sleep. I mean I'm not saying to bring all thirty of their stuff annum, right? Yeah. Pick their favourite to exactly. Okay. So let's move on to younger kids and babies. How do you help them with naps? When you're on the go. Yes. I mean with that, that also as I said, just goes without saying that we can do the best we can. But if you have a baby, that is, you know, used to taking their naps in the crib. Then there might be a bit of an adjustment period to having them sleep on the go. But sometimes not sometimes babies ju totally fine. Sleeping in a stroller or in the car seat. But I think for the purposes of getting your little ones naps in Jiu, your best to abide by whatever schedule there on at home as much as possible. So that doesn't mean that you then have to be in your hotel for all three of your babies naps. But if your little one is usually napping at certain times a day, or they can only be awake for certain periods of time before, they have to go back to sleep, then ensuring that they go to sleep in their stroller. So that might be the time where you recline, the stroller and, you know, cover the shade and maybe even put a white noise machine in the stroller so that they then no, it's time to go to sleep. And, and at least they're getting a nap. I mean, yes, we don't want to be doing naps on the go all the time when we're back at home. But when we're traveling a nap in the stroller is definitely better than no nap. So your best to kind of abide by your schedule that you've got back at home. But just replace nap. From the crib with naps on the go instead. Now, have you ever had kids that especially your middle one that you felt like you needed to go back to a hotel room or something to get her to nap versus trying to get her to fall asleep? Like, I think people sometimes struggle with that depending on where they are. You know, Mike has never slept at Disney so people be like oh, just putting the stroller. And they'll falsely might get that never happened. They didn't think it was just too stimulating. And it was really hot. And so that didn't happen. So we actually would go back because this isn't going to work they're going to leave. And so, right. Where I know some people's personalities are like no, I'm not doing it. But then what I saw is literally kids losing their minds because I'm like they are tired. So what we ended up doing is we would go in the morning, I so we used one day to kind of get a gauge of, like okay, are they going to be able to do this? I don't really know. And then when I realized I don't think so we brought them back, and then we would go back to the part, I'm just using. As an example, and then we would stay out later, actually later than we normally would because I knew they got a good nap, and they will go to med because I don't want to be that mom dragging, the baby who screaming because they're overly tired. So I'm just I'm just wondering what your thoughts are with your personality? And what you've learned like with that situation. Or do you just need to really do? What's best for your family? I guess I don't know totally. I mean, there's no right or wrong answer. I mean, listen, I hate having a screaming exhausted. Overtired baby probably just as much as you do. I mean it happens to be that my middle child has actually surprisingly done. Well with now Nagoya we've when we've had two we've had to nap her on the go again it wasn't often. But I think if you have a situation like you're describing where you have to choose. A no nap situation and two monsters by or five PM, right? Versus you break the day up. You take a break. You go back to your hotel. Your kid does not for a couple hours. You have some downtime. Yes. That might mean you lose out on on part time. Again, Disney, what was an example? But then the, the pros outweigh the cons. Because then you have to, you know sane functioning children. Sue can then enjoy DisneyWorld you know, if you hours later. So, yeah, I think I think to make it work. You need to have some flexibility. And, you know, some has people have this image of going to DisneyWorld, and you're just there from literally ten AM to ten PM, because, you know, you wanna get your money's than sometimes sometimes you're able to do that. We, we've we were able to do that when we went to DisneyWorld we were literally there the entire day. But when you don't have the option to get naps in on the go, because some kids, just don't the app on go. There's too much going on. It's. To hot there to overwhelm then. That's the choice you have to make. And so if I was in your shoes, I would have done the exact same. Because, you know, for me later, I want to be having a nice dinner and not like having this child flip out because now they are extremely tired. So I do think that's good for people to know that, like you really kind of have to just decide for yourself like what you're gonna do. And like you were saying before, you're setting, your expectations even just travelling in itself, like you should always have in mind that some thing, or some are multiple things are going to probably go wrong. Like lights, you know, I think when you start thinking everything is going to be amazing, and it's gonna go seamless. I think that's when everybody gets really upset because then you're like we what? So I just think in general, the more you kinda just have lower expectations than you'll be pleasantly surprised if everything was right. Then at your flight is on time, and your package doesn't get lost, and your hotel room is ready for you to check in. That's a bonus. Exactly. Why just had a client yesterday? She reach out to me because her luggage, she didn't have the kids with this was couples trip. I mean her and her husband and they ran Putin Kana and her luggage went to Charlotte or went to Miami. It was not the right place. And so, you know, and she was like I'm stuck in a line, and they had private transfers waiting. So I had a call. And so, you know, and that's even without kids. So, yes, those kind of things happen all the time. And so I do think it's good. Like the least expectation are the lower your expectations so that you're not getting disappointed. And then when you add in kids, there's just so much more that can kind of go right? And so we're getting close to the end. I wanted to ask you I had saw in your notes that you recommend renting. I'm totally blinking on the name not finances. That's equipment. Eighty. I'm curiously goal. Go over that with us a little bit on why you recommend it, and what it is exactly. Well, I'll tell you, I had a client recently who was freaking out Kline here, who's from Toronto, who was going to be going to Miami with her family for a couple of weeks. And she had a five and a half month old baby was taking a fair number of his naps in the swing. And she was saying to me, you've out, what am I gonna do? I can't bring my my way. Price on the plane. What am I gonna do? Check it in. She has what am I going to do? And so I said, don't worry, I got you covered. And I literally just Google's Miami, baby Renzo equipment said he go. I can I Google brought me up five links for you in terms of where you can rent, and so she rented, a Fisher Price swing which is where her baby had been napping at home for and was able to get this swing delivered shoe, her her family's condo, so that her baby could continue to nap in the device, that he's used to napping. So, so that's kind of an example, or another example would be. I mean, this is a really common scenario that people. Tell me oh, okay. My even though my, my baby usually, maybe sleeps, the whole night in his crib, but the place where we're staying doesn't have a crib. So I guess I'll just bring me into my bed with me. You know if you totally not, not knocking about co sleeping versus costly. But if. Grossly being is a what you want to be doing then last thing you want to be doing is creating. That you don't want in the law. Just rents crib, you. I'm not saying bring with you on the plane, rents crib of the many baby rental. They're such so that you have all your gear with you. That can make your life as easy as possible, because the, the one of the many obvious differences are traveling with a baby versus an older child. Is that with a baby there's a lot of daytime sleep requirements, that this baby needs in order to not be fussy about your kids. Disneyworld needing there. You know this. Three now, right. Yeah. Ackley. So I would just say, it's, it's not an extremely expense. It's on a big expense. Take into account everything else, you're paying for when you're traveling. So just at the extra money, it'll make your life so much easier. I know I think it would totally be worth that cost. And what, what, what amazing like advantages that we have living in today because that we even have all these resources and businesses that we could have I mean, I traveled my parents went overseas to England when I was two to four and, you know, my mom had to do all these things, there was no internet, and all that kind of stuff and all these businesses and I just think that we have so many things at our fingertips today that can yet our lives easier and we should just take advantage of it. And when it comes to me, I'm not going to say, I'm gonna pay million dollars, but I pay money because really for me if I don't get sleep, it really just changes, the dynamics of so much stuff. And so I'm like, okay, that would be worth it. So I think that, that is a wonderful tip to pass onto everybody end to kind of just be like it's worth extra money to do it, and not try to figure out, how are you gonna love? This on the airplane, right? Right. Or do without it when you're just make it work. Yeah. Okay. So we're almost at the end of the show. What advice would you give to other moms that want to get their kids back on track? When they get home. Don't wait that the biggest piece of advice don't weights. Get back home. Listen, if there's a time change, give yourself a couple of days to readjust to local time, and then get your kiddos back on whatever schedule whatever routine you had them on before you went away on vacation, because it doesn't take long for new habits to form new how can form in a matter of days. And if you if you ended up having to introduce all kinds of habits that you don't want in the long run longer linger diverts gonna be for you to get rid of them. So don't wait around in a hope that your child's gonna magically go back to sleep in the, the way they were before, there's a high likelihood that they won't without you intervening. So that, that is my biggest piece of advice is get them back on track. Okay. That's good to know because you feel some people just kind of let it go too long. And then they find themselves in a predicament that they weren't only painting. Right. Were they realize? Oh my gosh. I've been home for two months and my. Gotcha. Okay. Yeah. You know you ended up in a situation where yeah your child did wake up in the middle of the night. And you brought them into your bad. Because your talent you feel bad for everybody else. But all of a sudden, you're back at home and two months later, your child is still on your bed. And if this isn't something that's working for you and remember habits. Conform so easily and so quickly that there's a high likelihood your child isn't just going to decide that he wants to go back into his crib. This is this is where we kind of have to intervene and reintroduce some new habits so that you can reclaim your bed, if that's something that you want. Yeah, that's perfect. Well, so before we close, I just wanna let you guys know that you can find all of info on the show notes as well as her free book, that she is going to give us a link to which is super nice. And if you guys would like to get the show notes in your inbox every week as well as deals or specials on, sir. Programs that I love as well as a reminder of the most recent podcast. Right at your fingertips, so you don't have to go searching for it every weekend. You know, adding one more thing to your less than make sure you go and subscribe to the mom and spurred show MLS, just go to mom inspired show dot com, scroll down, and you can enter your name, and Email, and you will be all set. Eva, thank you so much for coming on the show today. This was really helpful. And I really think this is going to help a lot of moms that are doing a lot of traveling this summer. Thank you so much, amber. Yeah. I really hope that, you know, that your listeners can can, we will to get something, this show that they can enjoy their vacations as much as possible and be as well rested as possible traveling with their little ones, CNN last week.

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Detour To Neverland - Episode 131 | Collin Kendall of Guide4WDW on Overcoming Obstacles, Networking, & Pinterest

Detour To Neverland

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Detour To Neverland - Episode 131 | Collin Kendall of Guide4WDW on Overcoming Obstacles, Networking, & Pinterest

"Welcome to detour to neverland your guide to living your best disney life through your hobby business. Here's your host. Brendan and catherine. Welcome back to detour to neverland today is episode number one hundred and thirty one thank you so so much for joining us today and as we begin a new month thank you for making august one of our most successful months of detour to neverland. We i truly appreciate your ongoing support and contributing to our growth so we look forward to continuing to bring you guys valuable content. That helps helps you grow or launch your disney project along those same lines. We also have our facebook group that we love to mention that the beginning of each week just is this past week. We've had some new friends join us and share that they are launching new disney projects. Being around people are so inspired and gung ho about starting something is infectious and i really do believe that it helps everybody to bounce ideas off each other and give guidance or share their experiences experiences so we would love to have you join us over there. You can find it at detour to neverland podcast community on facebook or you can hit that link in our show notes. Our guest today is colin kindle who is the owner and founder of guide four w._w._w. Dot com colon has so much really really valuable content to help you make the most out of your walt disney world vacation and he has an interesting approach to a lot of things as well so we will get into all of that so so we appreciate colin joining us and we're going to go ahead and start that interview. We're calling. We'll introduce yourself and share one fact that we may not know about him. From social xiaomi you sure so the thing that typically gets people off guard originally <unk>. I'm twenty two <hes> so a little younger than a lot of people in the space peso that freaks people out sometimes a home but at the same time i started doing what i do about three years ago coming up on four years my guess late august so <unk> there <hes> but it started with a book originally and then kind of grew from there <hes> the book wasn't my greatest success. I'll be completely honest with you. I wrote at my sophomore year of college so you can take that for what it's worth but as it developed one thing i do another in the website kind fell out of there but outside of that i just graduated college about six months ago so the last semester and then we're kind of moving on just got a job recently so this is my full-time fulltime thing but or can towards that eventually that is so fun. We were actually wondering how old he were now. You mentioned that that that we love it because i feel like we're often like the young people in this space so we're glad to have you here. You beat us. They just fail yeah. I mean definitely be brinton. He's getting to be an old man cool and that's interesting too that you started with a book doc because i feel like that's usually what a lot of people are aspiring to do is a book so it's almost like you did the opposite which is cool yeah it was. It was kind of a strange move to be honest with you. <hes> i in college. I decided i wanted to do something. That was a little different. I didn't want to be stuck in just a normal job for lack of a better word forever so i kinda wanted to try something to see what led into <hes>. It was kinda weird. I didn't even tell my own parents that i was doing it for a while and they kind of out of the blue is like oh so i wrote a book but but they're they're pretty supported above it and it worked out pretty well. It's still on amazon but at this point it was kind of a guidebook look so it's a little <unk> but anybody's ever interested in. It's always kind of up there. Amazon doesn't take anything down as anybody knows but yeah so. I have more questions about about that will get into later and i know you share that full story on your website as well if anybody wants to read all the details about that but let's lay that foundation talk about what is your disney story kind of. How did you develop a love and passion for it. And how was it grown over time sure so i started kind of disney zinni obsession but it was well as things like the lifelong disney fan. I'm obviously ninety kid so i don't have the nineteen seventy-one story that a lot of people do for obvious obvious reasons but at the same time i i grew up in the park's pretty much we were there every year <hes> now where there will be on there about a week at every month want at this point <hes> especially with the job and things like that and get to travel down there a lot so that's always really nice <hes> but my disney story really started with kind of the classic acid disney family story <hes> you when we were i'm from kentucky so we always used to load up the van like a lot of family still still do they make the fourteen fifteen hour drive down to orlando which is interesting at times and my sister went with us and parents obviously but <hes> it was just is something kind of grew from there. It was always kind of escape from reality for a week at a time when we were growing up and we've done everything from the early days when caribbean beaches one hundred dollars a night night tom to the days where we stayed. Some club level trips in been blessed to be able to data so it's always kind of a growing obsession but slowly but surely get to go oh back more especially with projects like this. It makes a big difference with interesting that you mention that because growing up my family you start always say wilderness lodge go over christmas quite often and people are always like holy cow like how did you do a week. It wilderness lodge like it was the mid nineties every as pros at different astroboy so that's it. It's amazing to see how it has changed over the years to though yeah absolutely well that's a that that is kind of the typical story on three derive through tennessee where we are to get down to orlando unless you took a really weird route even atlanta lovie y'all. They always get stuck there. Yeah yeah that's interesting so there's something that you mentioned in your story on your website and i pulled the direct quote and it says that you ask yourself if i could do anything when i woke up in the morning each day. What would i be excited to get out of bed and do every every single day so that really speaks to us because it's very similar to or story. I think that that that's kind of how we decided to jump in and try to be content creators within this space so can you talk about just kind of what was your mindset at that point and then obviously that lead into the book and then and then everything else unraveled pulled from their sure so as the story kind of goes. I can kind of vividly remember sitting at my college apartment and i was just sitting there. I was thinking what am i going to do after college. I don't want to be this corporate accountant or something out like like most people are when they get through college owner. Do something that i enjoyed every day. Yeah i've got this eternal fear of waking up everyday going to a nine to five job and just hating it <hes>. It's one of those things that i'd rather be doing anything but that and i decided pretty early on that i wanted to do something about that in just kind of build it from there <hes> obviously i knew it wasn't going to be an easy task. It still isn't an easy task. Ask some days but it's it's amazing. How things change you meet the right people along the way <hes> a story always tell lose probably gonna hate me for saying this yeah but i remember reading out the loom on jello <unk> in the podcast as everybody knows who is <hes> but are always remember an email sent back to me because i was really hesitant hesitant to start a book and after i'd written it i'd been shot down by at least ten different publishers probably closer to twenty and he sent me an email back and he basically said he believes in it. Try it because at the very least you can say you've done something that ninety nine percent of people have never done and can never say that they've tried and that that always stuck with me and it kept me from just kinda completely blowing off the idea and i'll always thank him for that that that makes the difference to me. I almost wish that we had that same revelation of. I don't want to get stuck in a job that i hate so much. Sooner had to go through two jobs before i figured that out the jobs that were off but it's it's wonderful that you figured that out early on and then was disney just kind of a natural real fit into that that you know you decided that that's what you wanted to be. Completely engrossed in disney was always a thing that i enjoy not look forward to all the time <hes> it didn't matter what our next trip was always on my mind. I followed other podcast. I followed websites and stuff like that so i knew i knew the industry and and i knew what could be a what good come out of it. <hes> and i knew i knew the audience pretty well. All my friends are disney. Fans that kind of stuff because you just kind of once you get it into the community you kinda get stuck in the community. <hes> and you meet a lot of good people along the way so it was a good fit really so you produce a lot a lot of different types of content so you have tips and planning guides and reviews when people read your content. What are you hoping that they get out of it or what's your goal so my goal originally i was just trying to put out as much content as if i'm being completely honest i went for a while. L. and i did an article every day for a little over here that got old quick <hes> and then i kinda shifted mindset and i asked myself. Why do i wanna do this. What do i want people to get out of this us and really what it came down to is. What i wanted was for people to realize that going to the park didn't have to be all about attractions. It didn't have to be all about the next ride and you were going to go on the dining location. You're going to the next fast passionated to get. I wanted to share with people that it was it was there's more to the experience and a lot of times. It's the little little details that often key people coming back and that's kind of the theme a lot of my articles because it all goes back to that for me. 'cause you can go to kings island. You can go to cedar point. You can go to any type of amusement park but disney's different because of those details in my opinion and oftentimes that's what most people you can't explain till it's a different feel a different style of vacation and oftentimes people don't realize how different can be. You can have that feel of a beach vacation vacation. At the polynesian you can have that feel of a wilderness vacation at fort wilderness wilderness lodge or something like that it really opens up a lot of doors for people that just think of it as ongoing one of the parks for ten hours a day and i'm gonna escape and i'm gonna go back to the hotel room sleep four hours and do it all every can but i really wanted to push that and it connects with a unique audience which is kind of great to see <hes> and it's a lot of really really good people which i'm happy to say as well so do you think i know it's so hard to find this through analytics alex and data and everything about but do you think most people that land on your site are repeat visitors or someone who's maybe planning. You know that they're often going to new parks or is it. Someone who maybe goes once every five years or maybe even a once in a lifetime type trip so i get a lot of both <hes> i get a lot of repeat visitors as far as the community that have built in talk to people like that <hes> that's about forty percent audience from completely honest a sixty percent that is typically a vet sixty percent about ninety five percent of it comes from pinterest <hes> i drive a ton of traffic through pinterest as my main source <hes> much over facebook over instagram anything like that even the stuff that i've hired numbers on a lot of that's because once you start ranking for things as you start to pop up on a lot of popular pages on pinter's that really fits that audience of planning tips and for me. That's really worked out especially with some of the photography stuff. I do <hes> <hes> it's just kind of an easy fit to kinda stand up stand apart from a lot of the other stuff that's out there and it's kind of worked favor in that regard but the average rich the average person on my side is going to be the person planning their trip <hes> typically they've gone before but they want something more out of it and that's kind of where it falls. <hes> one of the by that forty percent that is repeat traffic a lot of them were people. There is really good. People love going to disneyland. They wanna have a good time. They wanna learn some things along away. Even if they're planning for their next trip that is like reading the content will would. I really like about that. Is it seems like it's geared towards like elevating these parks fans love you know through pointing things out to them are pointing things out of how they can do it differently like you said to catch those those details and not worry about if you didn't get to ride flat of passage twice in well absolutely yeah in as one of the things i always. I always tell people it's like you. Can you can plan all you want to but chances are that's not what's going to actually happen when you get there and if you can just learn to roll with that and enjoy the little things along the way that don't have a wait time or they don't have a fast pass needed. You can really make so much more your vacation than you realize. It pains me so badly told hold it once on the podcast before some of my parents friends went down there and they went with this big group. That didn't make a single fast reservation. They didn't make a single dining reservation which is fine fine but they still expected to everything like i remember right yeah. They waited two hours for test track and then they waited an hour for soren and then they wonder why their day went great fiesta tour like i promise you you'll have some fun that doesn't involve a huge waste the great attractions but man. There's so much more to rayleigh yeah so. I love that approach because it's a little bit different than hey. Here's where you stand for rope drop to. Do you know be first in line for this. It's it's taking a little bit of a different approach. I did that for a while and it was just well. That's not who i am. That's not my personality. I'm not going to be the guy. I'll stand there at road route but i'm not going to be heartbroken if i miss something. I'm just there to frequently. I know that sounds terrible but at the same time it's like there's more we're things to do. There's more stuff to enjoy why worry about it and this is a really good perspective. We need some more of that. We still we're starting the slowdown but it's it's still hard to like. Get into that mindset that you don't have to just constantly run around and do everything right and it's hard to get away from it because you think oh l. if i'm not doing something i'm missing out on something but oftentimes it's so much more opposite. If you're trying to do something all the time you don't really enjoy just being there in the moment <hes> uh-huh well. I always go back to one of our favorite days. Ever in the parks was christmas day in epcot. We didn't do a single attraction. We didn't really a lot of anything. Let's go i guess and that was one of the that was one of my favorite day in the parks ever yeah because even guarantor yes. The tour had like a forty five minute wait alley. That's not worth it but it really is. You can walk around. There's so much you can do it. Just you don't you don't <unk> have to write anything. You can just enjoy the day that i'm glad you brought up pinterest because that's definitely something that we are super interested in talking about because khalida understand how any of that works and truthfully. Nobody really does if you're being completely honest with yourself. It's just something stick others don't <hes> but a lot of interest traffic from at least from pinterest group boards <hes> there's a lot there's a lot of traffic driven there and a lot of it comes from getting pens to start ranking because in a lot of repeat organic traffic. It's not completely organic because you still have to cycle that content over over time and get it back to the top of the pages and stuff like that but it really does help. <hes> tailing tribes help a little bit <hes>. I'm not a huge tailwind proponent just because i don't really care for the way that they rolled out their platform. I use it some but i was one of the early adopters for it so i. I have a different limits on it. The most people for the non-paid tier is i don't pay for but something possibly throw around if you think about interests but really the <unk> japan if you make good pans and you make your pens kind neighbor a two page and what's gonna show up and where it's gonna show up especially your text within your pen. It'll make a huge difference in how your content ranks this. The timing of of our conversation is interesting because we we're on our one-month trial of tailwind right now. We are going to subscribe mainly because it's helped me on instagram a lot to find relevant hashtags and i've found you know it's easy to just schedule them all out in one sitting out another so many different scheduling things of course since we get access to the pinter side of it i'm interested in it and it's just like a completely different mindset than any other social media platform. Oh for sure because you almost you almost have to treat <unk> pantries like a search engine me. Are you more than a social media site because it's all about who's at the top of the page when it comes when it comes to it today i will say it's not the best site for community building <hes> it's great for the rates and stuff like that and return visitors <hes> as far as people that will actually see your content again especially with brandin a lotta people can fluctuate towards your continent postel their stuff. That's on the page but really have to think of as a search engine that is so interesting and it's like on instagram like this one picture. I've got one shot at anna posted. A picture says like i am going to pin this twenty times over the next week yeah kinda china sorta. Sometimes that's how it works and there's all kinds of little tricks to it that you pick up as you go <hes>. I won't claim to be an expert at it but i have had some pretty good success with it over the ear over the last two years that i've gotten involved with it but it makes a big difference over time <unk> takes time to build though you may not claim to be the an expert at it thank you i live on jello thinks you are because you are giving a talk on pinterest and how to drive traffic perfect at momento which i'll let you explain it. I think you probably do a better job than me of just explain to our listeners what that <hes> i not conference but with that event is in you know who's the target person to to attend those moments of in event that i kind of have my heart behind and <hes> just because lose helped me so much over the years in complete honesty and a lot of people he brought me in contact with our some of my very best friends <hes> especially in the conscient- round <hes> even my current boss which is kind of odd to say now but it's it's interesting <hes> but momentum is an event where if you have an idea or business snus or any kind of concept it can be literally have drawn on a napkin. I don't know where it's gonna go on to already established business use wanna take to the next level and he brings in some really incredible people. <hes> everybody in the room is there to help somebody else which is really cool to see. It's not a typical conference where you're gonna walk in the door and you're gonna listen to somebody. Don't picture on a lot of people that are talking. This year have been to past momentum events and they've even got stephen. <unk> of the boathouse coming into the keynote for amish is gonna be really neat to see as well <hes> at that particular event. I am talking on pinterest <hes>. I'm gonna add a few things in there. I've done this presentation once before not four lou in particular but for another one of his events <hes> but it's it's it's really really good event. <hes> like i'll tell anybody. It's something that can dan legitimately change your life making the contact with the right people and so many of the things that you don't think you can figure out on around once you're in that room with fifty like minded people. You can figure it now. You may not think you can't as soon as you get back home but as soon as you really reach out to those people and create that community of like minded people makes a huge difference a highly recommend it and i'm not just saying that because i'm speaking well and if anybody has a rabid <unk> detoured neverland fans. I don't know if we avenue rabid fans but now that we've chatted with you. Three of our former guest will be presenting their serena from living by disney lisa from the kesse run and now you call it so i don't feel like that's a little pat on our back. We have a to collect them all at pok mon since it's funny you mentioned lisa. Lisa is one of those people that is one of my best friends now <hes>. She's a sweet lady she. She's really good at what she does he s and as we're talking about this now she she is on good morning america every other different your news outlet that you can imagine so it. Could nobody else better yeah exactly. We'll good deal so if our listeners want to check out more about momentum. Where can they find that information currently. I think the easiest place to find is just. I don't lose website aluminum jello dot com for slash momentum. <hes> there is a discount code out right now. You can look on my instagram for that if it's speaker code i i don't entirely know exactly what is i think it speak one hundred one hundred dollars off the event but double check that all my instagram page it should be fairly near the top or i curry posted. If you guys would like for me to or send it your way so we'll put that link in our show notes. If you guys want to check that out the dates for the event are september twenty eight twenty really not so just a few more weeks but something to keep on your radar for the future as well if you guys. That's something that is on our bucket list that i would love to do one day so so. I've loved this chat about guide for w._w. It has been so interesting to hear about the origin of it and how you've grown it over time so we'll take a quick break and harry message from our partners and then we'll be back to play the fast paced rounds after quite a few months of tinkering with it and figuring out what our strategy is. We are really starting to see some growth on pinterest. We never understood how much potential there was on that platform and i really i do think the key to having success on pinterest is having a picture that captures the audiences that is so important and having a high resolution professional photo to go along with your message to catch someone as their scrolling through their pens really is going to give have you so much more exposure if you are like me and you don't have access to tons of disney photos. There is a wonderful wonderful solution for you. It's called the photo reserve and it's from our friends over report the magic and i'd love for you to go check it out. Get six completely free photos that you can checkout and also you can get cure since pinterest guide so to learn more about that go to report the magic dot com forward slash detour again the report the magic dot com forward slash detour. We also have that link in our show. Nuts happy pinning good good deal so colin we will throw out these topics these disney topics. If you just kinda share the first thing that comes to your mind so listeners can get animals okay here. We we go easy. Just name the parks that you visited okay so that's actually an easy one for me to walt disneyworld. I've i almost went to california on your few weeks ago but it didn't end up happening <hes> but yet just disneyworld is d twenty three something that would ever be on your radar that you would want to attend it was us <hes> it actually was for this next week <hes> but it just it just didn't work out unfortunately here but that's okay gotcha so of those four walt disney world world world parks which one is your favorite and why my go-to epcot <hes> just because there's so much to do beyond the attractions in kind of a nostalgia factor to interesting so for our epcot levers we have to ask what's your favorite country country go to probably going to japan just goes to show is excellent and then if you get that you compare that any time it just right you can get out to the <hes> the balcony there. The staircase staircase is the perfect spot for eliminations really any firework show at epcot. You're the only one standing there if one of very few standing there and that's one of my favorite places to set up for fireworks as far as photography too we have never eaten are actually haven't got added to the list. It's a good spot. We sure do so next one would be your disney bucket list trip <hes> shanghai or tokyo disney sea probably disney see just because that's why i don't. I'll probably get to eventually but it's gonna take a while to figure that one out. Is there anything in particular that draws you there just because it's so different than the other parks. It's the photography thing for me just because there's so much detail in that park in such a high level of detailed in don't quite get all the parks. They're all very detailed but tokyo tokyo disney sees just next level assure so the next one would be your favorite disney resorts but it doesn't necessarily have to be on the stay that case show that was kind of a toss up for me between boardwalk villas and wilderness lodges actual boulder ridge avila's not not a huge fan of copper creek villas have not stayed in the ones on the water the actual cabins but voltage villas are kind of my go-to. I love the the boulder each section over there. Especially the carol would room in that kind of stuff sold an astrologer factor in the walled influence for me but i love that resort. I wanna take a quick break from the best round in ask you since you mentioned photography. I meant to ask this earlier because they use that so much. Pinterest i and what is your approach to it. You just try to build up a catalogue of all the different resorts and all the different attractions in different angles the things that you can see or do you have like specific things in mind like all right. I have this blog post coming out at these pictures to accompany it so it was much as i hate to admit it. I have no plan whatsoever when i go to parks usually <hes> like every once in a while ago on. I need to get shots of pandora because i don't have many or something like that god but i take photos when i go to parks. <hes> i take a d._s. All our with me on only carry a tripod about four different lenses. Usually it's about up thirty pounds worth <unk> security hates me <hes> but it's funny funny to see other people's reactions to it and i always look for something. That's not the normal <hes> so many people are in the disney photography space that you almost have to get really creative to find something. That's not been done a hundred hundred times <hes> especially for a lot of the local guys and girls for that matter <hes> they're always they're. They're they're going to have the same shot and they're going to be more creative than you a lot of times it. That's the biggest thing trying to get something. That's not been done one hundred times especially for instagram <hes> and i like it on my side right as well because i feel like that's kind of a differentiating factor for me. Of course you've got tom brooker and some of the really big players but it's fun for me. I really enjoy it more than anything else us up on our last trip. We spent the evening with adults in disney and disney nuts with lewis again and it's like i loved being there with lewis and we absorbed so much information just from spending a couple of hours to them. But are you have that in the back of your mind like all right. We're both sitting for the same shot. What might be trashed much better. Lettuce is a really good guy actually ran into him in the parks one day when i was really just getting started. It was really really helpful to me yeah but he's he's good yep. One of the nicest ones we have met so we can get back to the fast paced round here fine next one would be if you could only fast pass one ride for the rest of your life which one would it be as weird as it sounds. I'm going to go with test track right because i've always loved that ride as a kid and you always want to have a fast pass for because you never know when it's been a breakdown but it's hard not to say fly to passage but i don't have that custodian's connection with with flight a passage like test drag that was always my go-to grown up speaking earlier jr yes that was i don't know why but me and my sister obsessed with that ride and it's always like a fight between me and brendan not like a fight fight but of whether or not it's going to be test track or soren aac. You'll know soren. I mean it just kind of works out that way. I'm the wakes up at six into book. The fast passes mytalk komo flip the script the original test track where the newer test track of weight. You had to take one. I don't know i mean i guess the newer one i i don't like that. There's like the competitive element where you get to like. See your car. We've learned that were not very good car design where every single one of mike. How are these five year olds. Beating are always good inefficiency because we pick an electric electric car that i will like the new one comment we made last time and maybe just because i was a child writing it but where you swerve and you almost go head on collision with a truck. I feel like that was so much more intense as a child like i don't know if they've toned it down or it doesn't come as is different. Yeah i think it was probably ride seems like it got less jerky as the as it went on but they used to have so many issues with it too but i used to love the original version it just felt like more of an authentic experience to me but hey two inch thoroughly so this next one sticking with rides which which ride do you think is due for either an exit or furbish moment so you say that in my mind automatically goes to the people mover just because the last three three times i've been honored. I've gotten stuck but i love the attraction. I just think it needs an overhaul to to really bring it back up to what it once was because now the weights are starting to get to the point where they kind of back off in in the later in the day you end up having to wait twenty thirty minutes forward on. P._c.'s and it's like you never used to have to do that. It's just because it's not running all the time nine but that one needs update <hes>. I still think soren should go needs an update from the most recent one throwing around the world. I still think the original was better but that's just me. I think a lot of people say that that's a pretty common common. Will you can just look at california and see right now. In dc a that the weight has jumped up because it's exactly for f- people prefer it so when you say you got stuck on the people mover like like you have to get evacuated offer. They just make you sit there and you sit there unless it's been sitting there for a really long time. They make you sit. There only almost had to walk off at once we were like the last car back in but yeah and then the people after as walked off but i walked taufa haunted mansion once though that'll ruin attraction for you we okay so at the time that we recorded this. This would have dropped but that was on brendan's. It's like bucket list is he wants to get evacuated off the haunted mansion. Don't it ruins. It really does like you know how it all works. If you're a really hard core for disney fan you know how it's all working anyway but to see it and to see how much random stuff is behind. The scenes like you just outta. Sight is really concerning. Sometimes this random stuff laying everywhere interesting. I have to ask since we brought it up. Did you touch anything while they while you are being activated. They watch you very very carefully when evacuate you from that right. They didn't even want you taking pictures but we we had an episode that you've not heard yet yet but it has dropped at the time that this is dropped. We had too long of a discussion about that. We won't we won't bore listeners that i will tell you that <hes> yeah and there's a there's a lot more space between the car and the wall behind you then you realize in a lot of sections <unk> to interesting. It changes your perspective on the attraction for sure around. I still love it but yeah so next one would be what land or area in the parks and brings you the most inspiration. That's that's a hard question for me <hes> if you're talking strictly in the parks. It's probably going to be main street u._s._a. Just because there's so much history there especially in the windows in the little tucked away areas <hes> off to the side then a lot of people. Don't take the time to explore <hes> just because there's so many stories is there to kind of get lost in the mix. You could sit down on main street with a cup of coffee or a snack in just sit there for hours on end and find stuff constantly time and time again but really my go-to spot is the the boardwalk really late at night. I posted ton of pictures from the boardwalk. Just because i'm there a lot as far whereas just spending time there when i'm down in orlando <hes> i love that area because it's one of those places you can go and you can really just set aside all the worries of the world you can sit. Thank you can sit on a bench. Grab a swing over by the beach club and just walk that liu and even if it's just after midnight. You're gonna hear jelly rolls and stuff like that but there's nobody's gonna i bought you is just completely quiet into really good escape from just normal stuff of every day. Everybody needs that dispense consultant and we need to spend more time there. I guess oh you for sure do their ice cream and leave yep yep partner with a kate. May <unk> good night set some of the best sunsets ever overboard law. I love that so at this next. One is our favorite favorite section because it's all about food. That sounds like favorite snack or your go-to snack so it's a simple one really i'm. I'm always cronut fan as far as snacks now. It's hard to be the french bakery at epcot which i can never pronounce some not even gonna try but i love everything everything in there too but yeah for snack or dessert that that's where it's at. I don't think we ever tried to. I don't think we've ever had that answer. Either you know all you need to try that one especially some of the ones around the festivals with the different players. Those are good. There are so many things on our list. I know especially like festival season. You can never a good thing never have enough so next would be your favorite table service in favorite quick service restaurants table services in odd one for me. I eat a lot of table service when i'm down there because i normally book one per day that they're just so i can try things into reviews and stuff like that. <hes> one of my go. To's recently is via napoli. Just because from a cost factor is not too terribly expensive but you have they have really good pizza utah and really some of the best pizza in florida that i've had <hes> another one is cape. May cape may cafe. That's always a fun one for us but actually actually to to my surprise. I had a really good meal with a friend of mine at the wave recently so that one time might listed right now kind of gets pushed aside. What about quick six not one but quick service. Do you count guys or point yeah. Then guys are point without a doubt yeah. We meant to go there last night last time because we ate at whispering canyon and we go out to the temptation to go back back to magic kingdom was too much guys are points. It's a perfect place to hang out when the weather's not too terribly hot. It's still nice because they've got kind of like an a._c. May the flow of air out there <hes> but they've got an excellent burger and a lot of their food is really good. They've got nice waffle fries as well. They're kinda different. Little you need the location location and truly can food yeah yeah waffle fries. We love a good waffle fry. Don't we all so the next one august. The next couple are just all about your disney favorites so the first one is your favorite disney movie. If that's a tough one for me <hes> probably if you had to pin one down actually be saving mr banks just because i like. Tom hanks a lot and him as walt. Disney's just just perfect. I love tom. Hanks is gonna play like every american legend by the time he's done. I cannot wait for mister rogers the right so the next one would be your favorite disney parks memory. Oh there's a lot <hes> but one that i always go back to time and time again is <hes> what we call the first rider story <hes> when we were so when they opened for fast past as they used to do that thing where they block off certain areas of the park. I think they still do some but not as much as they used to. <hes> so when you came down from fantasy land they'd hold the rope right there for frontier frontier land would open with the rest of parkwood open for early entry and we were sitting there. You're in the rug came down. We made our way towards thunder mountain. We've got about halfway there. I guess i was probably fifteen or so at the time and my older sister was with me and then family as well and a lot of people were not paying attention. There were running ahead of the cast members in as it usually take off running those select select people there in every crowd <hes> but we had a cast member that turn around on his just kind of whispered <unk> goes you be first writers and we were like well of course. I'm not going to say no to at and go okay follow us and he said just keep up with us. Okay seraglio right. We'll go with it. They took us around down the side section where a lot people are falling behind us and they took down a bad as quickly as they could to get us ahead of both crowds because they come from land and and <hes> fantasy land up there and so they take always the attraction. We're like okay. They'll just ashra in. I once dead they take us in the exit and i put us on a on the attraction by ourselves. They say pick a row and they say just get in. They didn't put anybody else on it with this and they sent us around the track as soon as we get back to the station where the only people in the car are they look at us. They don't get up. Stay there. You're going again and so we all we go again and then we get off the attraction and they go okay. How do you like splash mountain. Where like well of course i like splash mountain and they go follow our friend over here and they assure us over. We're like okay those tickets <unk>. They'll stick us in the line say hey you're going to have a good day. Go ahead and do that. <hes> home and we ended up. They walked right up to the exit of that one again. Stuck us on the attraction. We rode that one too and and really all it took was one <unk> person acknowledging us for being kind of patient that morning and as a kid. That's something that i know my parents loved to see that like yeah yeah you listen but he actually got rewarded for listening but it actually mattered to somebody and that's always a big thing for us. It's a story that's always stuck with is over the years. It's funny because you don't have never heard of it happening to somebody else. I'm sure it has but it just kinda cool to kind of our story. It's like you have read her mind so brendan's. One of his bucket lists was the haunted mansion. Mind was to be the first rider of a ride end here at how he had both of them. Were just be patient. It'll happen eventually cool yeah. That is a great story. A it's a great memory so calling the very last question that we have for you is as one piece of guidance that you can give to someone who's looking getting to jump in to this community as disney content creator or maybe they wanna create their products. What would be your advice to that person. So is it going to be ah short two part answer. The first one is to build your community. Don't build don't look for basic numbers. <hes> is not going to make any difference at the end of the day. How many numbers you have on paper. I try to be as far away from the numbers as i can. Obviously it's gonna track your progress <hes> but the big thing is getting people engaged with their content treating people like actual. The people not just a number on the page. It'll make a huge difference to people and really you create some of the best relationship ever having your life through this content sharing journey <hes> and that sounds like a line but it really isn't some of the best people you'll ever meet are in this space and not everybody's that way but if you spend the right time you take the time. I'm really get to understand people appreciate people and everything that they're doing on top of what they're interacting with you. It will pay off for you tenfold. It's better within any growth hacking tips that you can give his being your community <hes> the other part of that answer in probably the more important part is get involved with people into space. <hes> i talk about lisa. I've got a friend named. Jason obviously lose in the space with me. <hes> those people and those connections you make they will help you out in big ways. <hes> it's it's easy to say that but when you look at around like a room momentum or something like that and you see all these people people scattered around you can start naming people in the group and what they've done for you and how they've legitimately changed your life for the better. That's something you can't explain anybody starting out in this continent tinge journey like if you wanna be a content creator and you're doing it for the right reasons. You're gonna meet these people because they're the people that are in it for the right reasons. It makes all the difference in the world so so just be authentic with people be real people and that's really the best thing you can do. You may not have the biggest numbers in the world but you'll have a devote group of people that are coming along with you. I don't like the term follower. I don't like. The the term friends in that kind of stuff is just like these people. They're just people the people that wanna connect with you and if you treat them like that make a huge difference. That's more than any tip that i can give just just right up to people and it'll be good evening. Yeah that is awesome. I don't even have anything. I can add to that because i buy lesson yeah. That's the end all be all right. There is is be nice and things may actually soleil yeah good things. Come your way really does make all the difference. Sunday will awesome well. Thank you so much for sharing that colin so very last thing if you can remind our our listeners where they can connect with you online sure <hes> so i'm guide for w._c._w. The number four rather than the word for basically any social media platform. You're calling kindle on facebook and in the sites guide for w._w. Dot com and of course i'll be at momentum this year. So if you want to give that a shout i'll be there was some why friends perfect so of course we'll put the links to all those in our show notes guys want to go over. There and connect with colin joined that community that he's mentioned quite a few times so so colin. Thank you so much for joining us today. We've had such a blast chatting with you and yeah we. We appreciate it absolutely happy to be here. Thank thank you for listening to detour to neverland subscribe to the show and leave a review to help more people find us follow us on instagram at detour to neverland underscore podcast cast to see are pictures from the parks the euro soon.

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THE TUK TUK CLUB OF NORTHERN THAILAND

Adventures in a tuk tuk

42:01 min | 11 months ago

THE TUK TUK CLUB OF NORTHERN THAILAND

"You're listening to stories of discovery and adventure for my ventured took. This podcast is sponsored fabulous to UK, UK's largest impulse. If you WANNA to check or. Anything relating. To you as the company just. They love token took as much as I do. Hello and welcome I guess today's Bruce. Owner and founder of the took clubbing Chang by in northern Thailand. Club is an award winning travel company specializing in took holidays based in and around the southern slopes of the Himalayas. The trip to take you to the heart of the most beautiful and off the beaten region of Southeast Asia. You're traveling convoy without the travelers get involved in trips and activities that will change your view of talent forever and your stay in a unique combination of Authentic Hill tribe villages and high end boutique hotels it all sounds absolutely. Amazing. I asked him about his love of Turks and have it all began. Starting from when I was eighteen hopefully. If I can remember that far back. On backpacking around Asia? On our was one of those guys. Look bothered never have enough as whereas to get behind the wheel why so vain it was being. So thing in the back of my head on lifted drive on. Fun. Yeah. And never dance he'll go what we're not twenty twenty About four years ago. Very weirdly, a school friend of my wife is actually to Dr, not, on insists he is best policy is. A but never got around the wheel and eventually a friend of mine telling my mind. On myself arranged with one of his mates to basically take took service. It's a regular taxi dam on the outskirts ankle. and Said, look you took for a few weeks pay for it. I'll pay whatever you normally take on the date you can sit outside and. I'm we not was the first time I ever driving took to effectively learn how to drive on a six. Lane. Highway. Two which was over. A. Green and yellow ones. This one was blue and yellow. The whole whose line five colors. which our own you're only allowed to us if they're actually a registered taxi. Are With the took to have now troll to him. So it's now they're orange and the reason they're orange could give you some wonderful branding. Rubbish, but it would be just rubbish. It's because we weren't allowed this color so. Let's close boys and choose different color. Okay. But about those years we we ended up drawing from. Up to the north on an thousands of kilometers, round the mountains of New Orleans highland yeah. A. Few rungs ended up down a few. So the tracks. Full. Wheel. Drawings yeah. You'd writedowns. Because the taxi took several LPGA terribly powerful attacks. I'm. Just, in love, it was awkward travel most LAS gender. And you can get very blase about it's just another place to go and say. I was a little kid at. Christmas. Again, everything's they just they just make. The people smile dig. Up here, you don't get outside of the urban areas you don't get took us. Up in the mountains? And these. People who clearly just traveling around that's not attach driver and a passenger would stop village in Maplewood desperate to take photos of his on find out about those rather than the other way round. Yes I just superb. Since. Then the happiest I am. Just, checking my wife isn't listening the happiest I, what I'm saying. Is the heart of northern items. So we're. About nine hundred kilometers north of. Bangkok. Surrounded by mountains. Chunmei, itself is no Jiechi high three hundred meters but looking out my window hair and I can see hills getting fifteen sixteen major straightaway. Within fifty blockbusters with Thailand Highest Man's in two and a half thousand nieces. Heading every north from Chiang. Mine it's rolling mountains hilltribes of different ethnic groups live in the mountains. And I just mind blowing. Beautiful. James AIDS forests. Of Valleys. ranson sauce interesting coaches, and Islam. It sounds a bit room but to get lot going back in time sometimes. Lots of subsistence agriculture. And credibly friendly people it on very this really friend is a poor area. Changli city is. Has. been very well developed and affluence. Used to be a separate country from China used to be separate kingdom. And they've always been proud of their independence but over the last fifteen years has been a little tourism. Georgia's big thing here in a nice way I don't mean in terms of over tours. Yeah. So there's been a lot of money generated from that rancor cultural pay. Go. Back thirty forty is. We are in the Million Miles from Golden Triangle's was money. More illicit, which we sat yesterday it's up in the man's and some of the provinces not far from a classes, the forest in the country. But actually when you visit them, it doesn't feel like. Screw. A. Full food. Up here. So you know if you judge on ownership of iphones, maybe this has been a politics few judge on quality of life healthiness of pretty a pretty good advice, I never judge I often. Couldn't I think it was mauled as analogy from modest was really good. So was it a sort of a stroke of genius? That you got there blatantly engineered lifetime. Plan. Full a simple twist of bike to quote Bob Dylan. Travel for long time. And it's not different travel Robinson some on a beach travel lots of strokes of luck have led me to ram now og love to save the grand strategy but I always when you read books of business people and stuff like that, and I said it was a grand plan you know you're reading booker lawyer. Lots of taking the wrong choice, and then occasionally the wrong choice their goals in life out there you are there open the more your toes it's simple as that. Jones. Of Our was a bit irritated with the travel industry. The the adventure come from adventure travel my. DECLAIM, this power will. On, just want you to do certain a little bit different Hope that were enough people in the wills who? Would joining something different with. So it's a stroke Allah. Did he move out from England? I I worked here in the mid nineties. We've owned a House Darn Bankok for fifteen years. So okay. We do business in the really the back in the UK for twelve years and then moved back to Thailand. Seven or eight years ago. Ran A business is based in Bangkok I'm we didn't move up to Chiang Mai into just under two years ago. So it was a gradual progression city hours fed up with. Traffic three hours a day each way. On. My other hobby apart from Jordan took to ABC's cycling on the Manson's parer amazing to sell it. So again. Don't tell. ME. Let's. Soccer in reckless. So, from Bangka what made you choose way you all now. When we were looking. So when when I did the research drawings in this Banco took to around the man's. Always looking at potential routes to do with travelers business and Jeremiah's sort of the gateway to the north. It's the main. If people come into the north of Thailand. They all spend two or three nights. So that was logical. Zoll. So fantastic. Stops Chung Michael Mounts on Luke. Seven hundred kilometers through the Manson's. Thompsons. Back on itself anyway, not seeing a good basis to stop. On Wall Stockcar, quite live on the top of the mountain shed. Family employ font that stay will actually not just yet they take a lot more encouraging deadly. A happy made you. Got Everything. You need. The. Thousands of food stores and restaurants places go out. You can get literally everything you might once in. The area now I think the city sends the elephant populations to fifty thousand something like that. Yeah. So it's yeah speak as a good apple. Fi places really easily good schools and literally. The, that seven hundred tailpiece, the issue eleven day. Do you still going out looking for other things to do on that Louis always? Always in front of just just last week, just launched a seven day trip. Yeah. So The took element finishes on the boonies border, and then we take a riverboat we hired down the river on the border between that. I think is good. Yes. River is the border. And then we Came up into the mountains to one of the Wallace villages of everything's. But yeah, I'm always looking at new routes took trips one day if I could work at how to get permits to be able to drive joy from. Me I'm our in Anglo Dash in there and if it was Pakistan. Is problems being a Brit going through Iran but rammed That's my dream before I don. I would want to. Go listening to stories of discovery and adventure from adventures in the took podcast now available on chips. Do you many locals or we have got is. because. We run self on chauffeur-driven trips. So we have college drivers either a guru operational posts makes. At a logistics assaulted ants look really nice policy is always. A doing the wrong thing but. local people know more than anybody else. I know this nice words pretty well. One employee experts over the local. Well it must have I have obviously read the autonomous and. Do Extreme. So I seen trips. By the dreams are the huge amounts of. Defy, anybody not to smile twenty three hours of the day. The other is. A. So let's talk soup Turks. Do you have a personal took? I'm. Twelve I just use one of those. Three of the four of the totes are named after firmly menu so. I do have a postal favorite will not requoted. Actually, when I normally my go-to is we used to have a Yorkshire terrier. Romance Absolutely mavs Bahasa and he shuffled off. Last year too. I know me now is very fond of him so we took to. The I know Mike goes through to. See named old twelve having you. Said just any other favorites you know we will have to family members or We've got we've got a range of stuff One's named after a friend who was really ill we'll have. To spill coming from various treatment, we thought would be nonstop. After her UC, she fully recovered in last year came out and eleven year trip and drove her own eleven. And drove her to recoil is too. So they're all nine to some family hits. A woman named the my mother suddenly that she was very disappointed top. Hanged quickly. I'm showing. Various bits and pieces in one in honor of the previous thing here Dr for years ago it was very opulent. Nine to one, hundred zero or in honor of him serval go reasons and I believe there are six manufacturers of took in Thailand is at tragedy you know I'd have no idea. It was our remote attacking cars. The whole range of. Different manufacturers knocking around you from backstreets or junk shop manufacturers to slaughter more sought more serious outfits I'm way we have to fleets of six bills. Bill by different people I look. I say he's that one of the more famous locally manufacturers. Brilliant place when you go that start a little side street is. More engines, bits, and pieces than you could ever imagine. Yes. Maybe I. Don't know if you say we seem the hangover or heard of the hangover movie. Yes I have. Yes. EST The comedy. Yes. I. Have Yet to come one weather I forget which one is one of those entirely on the no in which us not not these manufacturers built out to. Okay. Unless they have it in their yard runs huge. Why is it so big and you just have you ever seen how big Americans? He she s that's. That's all the false food. So that that was all I six and then really bill another six these guys had really bite box. They recommended some other factors around fifteen Koa, this dominant allocates. been. Abdomen Emerald Repair in by we have a really good relationship with sort of the main mechanical supply of. City. Okay. So guy that is the go-to taxi drivers etcetera. Really Good Guy He provides is an awesome. We have foods on AMEX was okay. what size engine to the heaven them. Six fifty. Okay. So we had them stretching bills so they could count Manson's yeah. We Times retired back roads. So it's not like. No those lovely Al Hong Times that you will assault rifles on your tonight. Yes. Generally Duck Bill. Roads Line. Yes we did have to happens, but you've got sort of the. Times are. So you need power. Yes. So six, fifty, six, just under seventy holes power which she's okay. Yeah. Slot you longer than a bankole took our remained eight inches long as you can actually stretch your legs out newest receipts talking about six inches higher. If you've ever been in combined for you soon after crabs to account. Took, she can say single sunroofs. Review even got on the phone charges. Go, back to the color. The green ones. Intrigued me edit they form. Trunk. I? N. G would. You pronounce that. Crime crisis brought on in south why they green NO IDEA Thailand read lamps is always. Had just in. The? Green and yellow blue and yellow on. Yellow. Took to the bank to yet. That's when anybody if you grew up to that is what will come up. You go our NOLA since. Old Council. Man Who have a different Conoco's shopfront looking at light rockets. Okay. I'm not going to bring it out to the northeast. The took took some mall. Motorbike inside goose well, three wheel Mozart at. TOOK TO A. Commodious far more like. Motorbike from traction. Why absolutely? No. Noted on the more I asked the more April. Look at anger. Watch. One nine. People still on you our stores down that was chatting feuds. Volumes have beautiful brown you took mix and they were saying Oh. Yeah. People coming into the industry. If if Arthur height were the took industry I'm so. Still big around Shan, Lions. City, where we all to it's in the city at Amazon took to buying Taunton. JEMMA. Reference you if you just buying a bulk standard regular took. No license plates? You can probably pick one for three thousand pounds after what was right maybe people and what powered pat engine, but Diane. Half of what we've got. Okay. Maybe a bit less than that. But a bit more cokie faster vittal powerful shortens enrichment. So you the longest journey. You've ever undertaken in. Chip to wolves. In one night no doesn't have to be one day you can be. How long have you been on the voter? Browns. Three thousand courses out from way. It's. Starting and Banco. Not Remove remotely just into full thousand. Okay. From cult heading all the way up to the north of Thailand but sticking off the most what the main carriageways. is around the mountains and then heading back. Within a couple, of weeks. Every, day spent drawn and explored absolutely superb, and is that open to anyone who wants to do that can anybody eighty? In under normal times come in and do that. Now. It's pretty tricky. because. You would need to know how to get your hands on tour to. On so around. That's the trickiest things in Thailand. You need to have. A Driving sides pretty easy as a foreigner you have an ID pay. Driving Boom. But then you'd need to find somebody who would be willing to lend you to Richie's. People doesn't have a sad like I'm already one step ahead of the crowd here. To do that. So that the full thousand, Columbus Campo did you or do away stay in sort of. Doku. Stoned in the range of places actually didn't come anyway Camping nation you can't come or not national parks and stuff. But outside of that, it's a little less. If your if your wealth and tracking you and you're doing things cheaply, you can sleep in temples things account. Of people who cycling through southeast, East Asia stay overnight and tendrils because it's a ten. Did that trip re stayed in. A range of accommodation from Manson outs sue caught. Nas Pisces swing coach. The combinations of accommodations. And? Really, good value stuff. Is. Is Is. The an expensive place to live now or to go to or is it. Just depends oversee Bangkok's expensive in Tallin. We'll be slightly shape is, is that Harry? Relative isn't it? You can spend a lot of. No. Self who's got So. It's called the homestay really Polish Arnstein its. Foreign. Exchange. Eight hundred pounds of nights. I can ask what a lot. Yes. So You don't have to spend money. Everywhere we stay on our trips is locally. So rely on the money stays in that community. But. Really nicely done saw. On. His remember traveled company yellow people the CA- good night's sleep. and Joy each estimation. So let's replaces swimming pools, infinity pools over rice fields and all that stuff. Yes Sir outrageously expensive. But one of our trips, the three-day trip do term will not A friend of mine is derived. So ethnically not telling the corrective cools right across man Anton. The fragrant friend in his his. Hiring. The village chiefs of. Mansions. Land where we put up. Through River To have a big faced ram of fire. Gosh when of Religion Kerman? Same Folk Soames Melissa stuff bring out the homemade whiskey. Coal Down once you're in the valleys is pretty hot. Up in the Manson's. Lovely Forty four degrees something twenty degrees which is. So chilly in the winter drops to zero. SURPRISES PREVELANCE ISLAND And we stay somewhere. So two thirds of the way bouncing between November and February you need. You need you face and you? Really yes. Chilies. Beautiful is nice. Nice change from. The last couple of months of being thirty eight, forty degrees down in city. That's pretty Housley. Yes. I'm once epernay hills the temperatures not. You get toys from all over the world coming to you took. We do we've had. The majority are UK. Okay. Then we've had north Americans straight wins. New. Zealanders. Of the Europeans, we've had people from Colombia people from. Senegal. Africans so. We Really Nice. Range of people. And you can run. The tolls all year I presume kanye normally. So, we're hitting rainsy's now I'm looking at on its Skies Nas black from these gardens going to get some mortar. Okay. The rain stays actually which is. Mid late June all the way through October fantastic onto tribal. Okay because. It's not quite as hot everything goes green, and if you are halfway up mansion and you got a tropical downpour, we pull over to one side of the road. Rein them sheets. Makes you feel like you really partner venture out? Yes. Absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. The the with can play a huge policy in people's memory of things currently. We've had hailstones. Big, hailstorms. That's quite exciting when you drive into the mountains. Tax in Chiang Mai Thailand where we based the to. Twenty thousand as a little bit of a Roy but we're looking forward to seeing people back in twenty twenty one getting out into the hills again in our wonderful three weightless adventures in took a sponsored begrudgingly by Walter signed undisclosed calligraphy. The twelve you have now although sort of almost fully booked out now or do you need more or are you thinking of getting up to eighteen? That's a really good question. I'm. Me that. In November December January yet or even February. To say we need more. A lost travelers were on. March fifteenth. That was the last. That was effectively when. Will stop to Miss World now, I'd say twelve to. Catch. The way things were going. Really getting very busy because. We. Run. One day trips. We'll have ten fifteen people diagnosed trips, which is the maximum reduce fifteen people I. Think I think. If someone like me just tends up and just just To Take it away for a few days please just disappear but probably did just leafy them. This is the ideal. Your, we don't. We asked about the. Reason we don't do the. Setup is the fact that we. Guide everybody allows us to do what we did. Yes. I. Understand that. I'm now people. People could drivers on the roads and rail good condition Roja. Condition. But. You can get lost pres. yeah. I now call she for lanterns to on the roads a similar flanker. It's just the way. We all do you have A I I think he joined convoy. So you'd have to on GPS follows or anything like that. It's everyone's just so a tagged along and no one gets out. and. We're going convoy. Words people, and so I think one of the things people enjoy as we get lots of travelers when the suiting only say all we talked to. All events. Enough but one of. His you with your friends or whatever in your own took to music when traveling from. You all on your own when you healthy you Alexa veteran, which has nice mix of personal time and social. Time. And then in the evenings. Just seems that. We make people on day one eleven day trip and we think Oh crikey not sure if days people are going to go with these people with these people. Something about two to I'm the people who've adventurous nuts to do this things that. will end up I'm really really well, I think you have to start. Yeah. I think you have to start off slutty quirky to she won't strives it so that you really have to have a sense of adventure. It absolutely you know that that sort of freeze drool tools that sorta holiday definitely. Sir Following at and one year old couple. Who Was Absolutely fantastic. They that chap he drove Sotoudeh made his wash drives the rest. of He's done enough driving in his life. Absolutely brilliant. The youngest person we was. Not Children with fat with the pirates was nineteen year old land on his own. And Great Guy Sorry look retracted. Interesting people and to a fault everybody's being cool. Yeah. Paper entitled to however saw holiday they want obviously they want WanNa flock on a beach in. Two weeks we'll. Take take advantage of the all inclusive. Food and drinks. Yeah I'm the what waging. Passion among I time and a lot of time. And sometimes taught on has a negative rack in the media I, the because we've. Had Our site politely lonely older chaps? Yes birth. Yes. And then sort of. Bit High Domestic H posses, but. Really earn creative way. Yeah. As in she learned to foreigners go dancing cheesy yet house music. Yeah. There's a lot to Thailand's who really really beautiful country with a rich heritage and incredible impact food. Rizla when we travel and that's what we're trying to do a little bit to help people say. Real talent and we have to do it I took to it. Being really into donkeys. Kohl's is. The thing that drives his is not just the took took is the factual I get annoyed team. We get a real kick out of papal finishing triggers and going. Wow that ton on isn't power imagine this one, hundred, hundred. Yes. Have you been a longer trip in eleven days? Yeah I would like to trip starting from. A wouldn't start in his for about an hour and a half around toll roads for. Okay. But starting to the northeast of Ankara's really cool National Park. Then follow the country all the way to its eastern. Bolas our. Full of macken a around through the northeast long looping through the. Three weights. Size up my trip. If we did. Redundant once attack, you'll be lock one off special. I mean. Are So figure. This is what arrogant I figure. If I really want to do, it must be ten fifteen people want to go. Fest. Customer. From the Eighties Anti. Ship you off for that. So yes. So that would be cool because you say. You see the rice basket. Nolan Cambodian border, add up the board allow. Of His culture, the food, the people as you travel around you, you notice the language is different people at different foods different. Awesome. Awesome. I. Think there's something you should start planning. No most now when we finish I, think it's something I call it James's toll. Absolute. The other thing I I'm a passion for Coffee Mate. So. Don't. Tell me about the this Kofi how shop that's up in the mountains. Are. On. The what I think are not when you're talking about. There's a lot of coffees big thing on on any New Orleans, on him off grownup. Coffee of I think you'll talking about is in the village where on the eleven hundred East is wrong nights three and four. Okay. I'm. It's. Basically, it's a wooden hearts with open sides and wooden benches after with all tables are on a log file is never. attack. I'm as always water simmering away on it's the freshest fresh coffee from this grown in the hills around the served in thimble cuts espressos. Yes, they would be I. Mean. Certainly if you have a coffee, they're fun in the afternoon you still fairly awake by eleven when you have your days. I'm on. It's just. On nor coffee expert joins You look how? Steep streets every house in this relig- has picks politics culture is. A big thing in Korean culture. Every family thinks you look out pigs under the house. Seventies eighties bent over from all the work in the fields. Mansions forest and you're sitting rickety wooden hut, the fire drinking coughing, and it just tastes hundred. Times shrimp. Is Away you are and the pigs. For, slaughter or they are they. For me for a while they used would pay half dissolved off key pigs. Symbol of wells I'M A. So it will big festivals, you'll slow repeat if you when our local land once get married, he will always have to pigs to the to the bronx from. One of the guys that works with us as. He does allow three dangerous because it's his village in campaign online only has people up to one in the morning towards all sorts of interesting. Cultural Bits and pieces. never gets boring negligence born are you always with the group? You know. I'm not I I enjoy going groups. Okay. I tried to make everybody on day one. Okay. I'll do a one day trip. Go join one day trips maybe two three times a month. Just to. Enjoy Myself Riddick. Pick and choose free day trips to go under. The and stuff like making sure people get paid. As there's a lot of that opposite call paperwork is A. Well, the risk because we're always trying to. Trying to reach more paypal markets in sales and all the. All of the grill, the paper works to five song. Very good at Iowa. Status. Only. Twenty four hours a day. So, what does the future hold we're going to keep growing? What we do revolves seven day no albig things to get that full for two thousand, twenty, twenty, one yep. Talk into businesses about small trips them So you have ongoing domination of traveling northern time. And descent the single day bookings. That's be part of the businesses. IT IS A. Never a never ever start doing this without full Who's the whole thing? And then I was talking to people who was hoping we're. GonNa. On trips and so on who I really respect to the travel industry have you thought about doing shorter trip Friday? We did that. And then he's GonNa to do a one day trip and I was like none. And then. I was sitting on a Saturday afternoon. I can still remember exactly where I was sitting the might Yep. Is. Now I should do this one day. It will just equal pay the running business. And within three hours behind it. Two days later, we had an outlet into the market. Yeah I mean it's Particularly from Movember through February march, and then June through September usually it's Awesome. Your prices and I thought. I thought required reasonable. If I'm honest I didn't go. ooh. To Andy Lim Limited was about seventeen hundred was. The eleven day trip in high season is fifty non attack. The reason and low season is thirteen ninety falling on the only reason that we pay more for our combination isolated. What are Toronto's processing. When he? said it was not. People were really Hoffa, the holiday. Toil through fourteen whatever weeks of the Some people are very wealthy, but other people would really hard incite. For the. Art wanted to make sure that let him days they have with little fog is a woman. Is the best experience of the. That's the main thing. So we WANNA family is worth on wilder. Renault. Taking the Mickey began project we flight stay. Can you sorts at flies? Do you ever do any of that? You know I'm done I'm always happy to help people search flies because I'm a bit. Okay. I happen to be not a Friday evening. And then Spend two hours. Searching. Random. Flights. That's quote. That's that's just not right. I'm sorry. Much over. It's just back. From one of these weird modes. Either up. There want excursions to the poppy fields anymore they've gone not as art. Art. So this just. Very, very good friends up in the mountains. Are the longer get to know them in the more whiskey drink together I, remember the first saying. Must be pulpy stellar around Nano Vogel next son or will it might be About three weeks four weeks later, we went off exploring a four wheel drive and eventually we stuck. On the guy said, no, where we were. He said. The on. It's way less than it used to this being a brilliant. Over the last thirty, forty years a whole series of moral projects the WHO. Money, into Removing the OAKEN, crawl? Those agencies sort of moved them into vegetables, flowers, and stuff are. EACH YEAR WE A. An exclusive very posh rally as well now James. So we with a business. This really cool business. It's called prestige promotions and they do rallies. are in Ferrari's through Italy and they do the. Trips through Scotland in the winters up. Spend. NC Five Hundred Yep. You're basically it's wealthy people who've done well, drive him Alamitos, hours and insane shadow in a list of yet. A makeup touch reachhigher four years three or four years ago. Okay. I'm done way now Instead of drawing and began he's they try. My favorite. Travel is. Really interesting people generally refill business and being successful, and so they caught straight tours attack use people saying yes. Advice. But Nice people, and they all have a minimum of three, four, five, super calms okay. But we have one going the first rally Lebron Seventies has about fifteen supercars and. Doing the training and getting used the clutch when you took. said. This reminds me of driving my Lamborghini. Won't not made. which is exactly the. You go to the same lamborghinis according to a Superhero I would recommend that if he pulled. Next Lamborghini at traffic lights, you would both love each other. Almost, all the Lamborghini would look at the Turkey and the Turkish job may not looked at the Lamborghini. I. I think that's how it works so. Thank you, Bruce. It's been an absolute pleasure and see you see in the new. Year. Looking forward to the center hole. Thank you very much. Thank you to push accent for taking the time to me. So when the world regains some Nazi hopefully next year in twenty, twenty one and you fancy holiday tallet taken for their websites. I will post all vetted typically exhibit or my shows now available on our tunes and spotify or to rate from adventures in its dot com. Thank you for listening CNN time. This has been a C and P production. Fullerton. This podcast is sponsored. Fabulous. UK. UK's largest importer. If you WANNA took check or anything to realize he took to you as the company just. Love token took those as much as I do.

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A Man of Conviction | IAN SMITH

Order of Man: Protect | Provide | Preside

56:43 min | 1 year ago

A Man of Conviction | IAN SMITH

"Men I've got a great one lined up for you today with a man who I was just recently introduced to. In the past several weeks has business has been forcefully shut down he and his business partner have been arrested and they're now facing a fifteen thousand dollar per day fine for operating their legitimate and licensed Jim in New Jersey Look I'm not gonna ask agree with the premise of Ian Smith's current situation and the fight he's been thrust into although I think many of you will but I would have you consider the validity of the fight that he's engaged in what it means to be a man of conviction standing up to the government and ultimately putting it. All on the line for something you believe in your a man of action live life to the fullest embrace your fears boldly charged your own path. When life knocks you down, you get back up one more time. Every time you are not easily deterred heated rugged zillion strong. This is your life. This is who you are this. 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But he is a man who's willing to stand up for what he believes in the face of threats of imprisonment. Some unreal an astronomical fine. You're going to hear more about that. For. What he believes to be unconstitutional infringements. So I think you're really going to enjoy this one I, personally was impressed with in knowledge his thoughtfulness, but most importantly his willingness to take a strong stand. For what he believes in and there's a lesson that we can all learn from that. In what's up man? Thanks for joining me on the on the podcast today. Absolutely, thanks for having me pleasure you've been on in the recent past you've been on Tucker you've been on Chris Cuomo and now you hit the mainstream, but you know on the order of an podcast so Yes. Very mainstream. That's right. What other you've been on a lot of news outlets these days for some things that frankly shouldn't be all that controversial I think but it's amazing that it is but I commend you for standing up and making a stand and I'm excited to talk with you about what that means today. Thanks man it's it's it's certainly been A. CRAZY COUPLE MONTHS There's there's a lot of good in it to as much is kind of we shouldn't even be here shouldn't have to do these things. I think there's a lot of. Interesting takeaways from it all. Yes. So let's let's explain some of this just for some background of the conversation like you said, the started a couple of months ago is that right? Correct this started you know right is Kobe hit. Yeah, no as as everybody knows we all asked. To to shut down for two weeks, most businesses closed, all small businesses closed. A lot of stayed home for two weeks they were going to flatten the curve. You know we all we all remember the. The narrative request yes, and at the time. Just like everybody else we didn't know what we're looking at. So, we comply it seems seemed credible. Seem scary. And it seemed like government had our best interest in mind so Let's do it, and then two weeks turned into three three turned into a month. A month quickly started approaching two and we're instead of getting back to life after a virus with two weeks incubation period was supposed to smoke spread. We we we started to smell smoke. That smoke was the fire of these politicians not wanting to relinquish these. These rights that they had taken away in the interest of you know the greater good or public health or whatever they want whatever politically correct term they wanNA throw over top of it. you know so we decided that. Either a we were GONNA lose our business because our bills were still do and. The the the so-called packages that they had were. Government Standard they were laughable right? While the the good people of the country, the hard working people country in the middle class. is worried about where they're going to pay their bills or where the next paycheck's GonNa come from or whether or not. They're gonNA have a job or business. You know their bickering back and forth throwing bills at each other that half the money's pork spending and you know you hear the stories of sports, teams and multimillion dollar businesses getting small business loans and it's like Then they then they tell you to just shut up in weight and that's enough enough enough six weeks as they are bills were still do my partner frank and I are the type of guys that we earned this. You know I I work hard and I'm very proud of that. I have a nice little. A middle class American Life No. Living The American dream and I wasn't going to just have that swept way. Because this was more about just more than just about opening our gym and our business and US surviving if we wanted to, we could have just snuck people in the back door but you know the threat is that they can do this at any time you know what I mean and so we wanted to stand up to that. So we put Al. Plan a very detailed one fifteen point safety protocol. And we announced it on my instagram. The WHO, what, where, why of what we were doing? We didn't want blindside anybody. We let law enforcement low. We let township now that we were open on May eighteenth. And what was the reason for you letting him know Ian like why not just open up out of curiosity. because it wasn't, it wasn't an being defiant wasn't about being an asshole. I've have I have respect for the American, institution. You know it's not about being an outlaw. It's out there was no plan put forth to open and we were quickly approaching two months and we. Took responsibility for that said. Okay. We'll. We'll do it and we'll present it forward because the ideas that government's supposed to work with the people try that's at least within four the people, right? Yeah. With and four, and it's it doesn't seem to be like that. It's just these dictates coming down. You know you talk to people. Yeah. You know I think when when you say that I think what people are going to hear sometimes and I know there's plenty of people who believe this that. Keeping businesses shut down and the directive initiative set forth by local and federal governments is in the best interest of the people. But what's fascinating to me and then we'll get back into your story is yeah. We got the narrative of flat in the curve and the curve was flattened right mission accomplished. We did that. and. So like what's the point now you know and everybody's like well, we don't want people to get cove look everybody's GonNa get covert at some point it's the it's the constantly changing. They're constantly changing two things they're changing the goalposts. You know, and then after they changed the goalpost they started, they start changing and metrics you know. They were I. It was flat in the curve and then you know somehow that's warped in to wait for a vaccine. Now those are two very different requests and at the same time I it was the death count. That everybody was worried about, and then now it's about the case count while I thought I thought low deaths in high cases were were a good thing. And it's like, no, no. No. Now, we care more about this because this is the one that's GonNa keep you home and it's like Nah. It doesn't. It doesn't work like that. You know what I mean because. It's it's not government's responsibility to babysit yields. Now, government's ability to protect your health. Now, if this thing was anything like they said, right because if we remember correctly doctor Dr she said two point two million people would be dead by this time two, point two, million we are a long way off from that and that's not even going into the fact that those numbers are very very, very questionable. At best you know that there's death numbers we read the the news articles of people. There's no distinguish you know in the beginning there was no distinguishing between dying with Kobe dying of Cova. They are two entirely different things you know so that that small number. I won't say small because that's you know I i. don't mean that in any disrespect anybody can just subject subjective relative to what jeopardy released. Yes exactly. So And I stress the importance of that because my business, my business partner losses mom covert. During this. This is something. This is something that is very, we understand this but anyway, you know it's it's getting back to the idea of government working with with the people. That's why we put it forward You don't see that you know you're you're seeing these dictates coming from down above you know and that's this isn't this isn't kings peasants. That's not how the system is set up. You guys are not rulers. You guys are elected leaders a very big difference between the two of those and I think that somehow. They've got a little confused you know and it's so we put that plan publicly and said Hey we're going to open up you wanNA talk about it. You know where we're at here's our plan take a look at it come down check it out were opening. Unless you talk about it. Do you want to talk about it and say, Hey, wait let's come down and check out the city great I would absolutely held off nothing and we went on national news about it. So it wasn't a secret right now I announced that on top falls. You know so that there there's there's no secret to that. I liked I like that you're talking about not not being about being defiant because I think it'd be easy for people to look at it people that don't agree with you specifically to look at it and think well, these guys are just be addicts are being assholes they want to die. That's the easiest. That people will, of course, of course, and we can see that that's not the case You had this this this plan laid out you're respectful. You made it available I mean you obviously are very sensitive to it because your business partners mother passed away of Kovic. So this isn't just thought Lewis Act that you're just trying to be defiant for the sake of being defiant. No, not at all and and and that was you know that's that was our plan moving forward was we? Were just trying to help because the way you guys are doing it. It's just not working you like you can't stay shut down forever. It's just not that the world doesn't work like that. There's not a pause button on on the global economy. and. The other thing I think we have to consider too is that the people that generally speaking that come to your gym and work out with the you're going to be young they're going to be healthy. They're going to be able to combat according to the data that are going to be able to combat. A being diagnosed with Cova like they can handle it right relative to the older population or somebody with some medical issues or an unhealthy lifestyle. We got to be a little bit more sensitive to that than a group of people who generally are young strong healthy and take care of themselves. The data's different for those two groups of people. And so. Jumping right off of that. The The data is very clear and has always been very clear that regular exercise is a good thing. It's. One of the criticisms that we got for opening was like Oh you guys were just you guys want to look at your muscles in. Girls and it's like, if you think that's what people come here for you you really really really need to just maybe step outside your little box for awhile and and just open your mind just a little bit. You know 'cause we have people in this. You know we have a lot of veterans in here. We have a lot of active military police firefighters just regular people. You know this is this is a local gym. and. I. Don't know where it happens, but somewhere along the line with this public health became a one dimensional. where it starts and ends with? COVID. And that's that's not fucking public health and public, and even even with that public health is not shelter in place isolate yourself stay home, sanitize the world around you. Put on a mask and wait for a vaccine that is a very defensive strategy and that's Not How you handle the world. You know it's just it's just not. It might be temporarily you know and I've heard. Earlier absolutely. Right that you look at you look at global or even just national lockdowns anything. All right. Well, there's a very blunt tool and I think that's necessary when we don't have a lot of information and we're trying to figure out. Okay. What like els going on right now the we know we can. Surgical if this was two weeks or if this was even a month. Okay got it. I got it like sometimes there is a there is a line where it's like, I don't want. You don't want government to have certain certain powers. You know in certain times in certain situations, they need to have the authority to say everybody bonker in place like let's do this. You know what? I mean yeah. So. I? Fully agree but now did yes. Yeah, exactly and then. But. Somehow we're now on day one, hundred and forty, three of fourteen in New Jersey. You know and it's like. What happened there? It's moving goalposts and. Changing metrics and it's that old that old quote. Politicians are really quick to take away rights, but they're very slow to give them away or give them back to back. We've seen that in history all over an. To sit here and I could be wrong about that you know could be they could be completely benevolent in their actions and they they could be just thinking what they're doing is the right thing. I don't know if you've seen this or not, but in. In. California believed the governor of California or maybe not the governor maybe the mayor I don't know a mayor of L. I think you're. Where he's going he's threatened to shut off water and power for things that fall outside of what they deem appropriate. Yes. Yeah and if you don't look at that and go what the fuck. And you you you really somebody's slashing cold water on your face you know let a minimum. Exactly yeah. They need. They need to. You need a wake up call because. That is. That should set off the biggest red flag for anybody I don't care who you are what race color creed you know anything in. America No. fucking way. That's not how we do things here. You know what I mean it it's. It's crazy because. Not. A lot of people are willing to stand up to that and say you know Nah nowhere. Yeah, exactly, there's there's a an I wouldn't say majority, but there's a large group of people who who just. Yeah okay like. You know it just don't question that and don't at least go really like we can't think of another way to. Do these things it's gotta be this this oppressive forceful pushing downward again government like pushing down and it's like. You're supposed to work with us. You're supposed to be among the people you know what I'm. Yeah. Above because you know damn well, these guys these guys and girls are not following their own rules get caught doing it. If you'RE GONNA IF YOU'RE GONNA. If you'RE GONNA put down this type of dictates you gotta you gotTa at least role with them yourself. You Got Governor Murphy talking about no indoor dining duty endorse every he out every night at rush-right right and it's cool. Right? No problem. Now if it doesn't work like that, it's not a do as I say not as I do Kinda, Kinda ruler and anybody that's okay that's okay with that is Again you need. You know smack in the face you need to wake up because that is the beginning signs of a world that I don't think any of us want to live in. Well, that's the unfortunate reality. Is that these people who don't see this as being an issue? Will get a wake up call, but the wakeup call will come way too late exactly where where they literally under a position where they cannot do anything about it. Any longer let's let's go back to your story because this is important. So you guys open up you go you go through the process and then you're you're met with what finds initially threats like tell me where it went from there. So quickly run into those events we opened on. May. Eighteenth. To national media attention on on the front step up Pete Hegseth actually drove down box news wanted to interview us as swung the doors open. Parking, full of couple of hundred people line wrapped around the building. Elise president just there to kind of protect make sure everything went well. Awesome it was from you say what went well for what will just like? No no violence. No nothing like that note say went off great. The crowd was awesome. They were so supportive. You know there were people out there. You know she just wanted to to meet us have thanked us for what we're doing is the right it was the right message at the right time people were sick and tired of these lockdowns And it was it was well received. You know members came in we did our daily business. We had twenty people as volunteers. Kinda working. At about o'clock. This viral video that went out and that was shooting. About twelve, o'clock the Belmar Police Department walked up to the front door and requested to talk the Franken I. Walked Out. There was a big crowd. The crowd was kind of upset and I quieted down and I was like, no, let these guys speak. The captain now retired at Belmore please. You know said I'm here to tell you that formerly you're all in violation of an executive order makes up like a pause and long breath and on that and he said on that note have a nice day turned around and walked away crowd just kind of erupts. I remember seeing that video. Yeah, I, mean Anthony was there. So he came down to visit like a lot of people did and it was just this awesome moment. Where is this part of the reason? This this police chief then retired is this I'm pretty sure he was on his way out the door anyway. But that okay from from everybody I talked to that's who he was. Right I mean he wasn't he wasn't listening to stop that. He didn't agree with that. He knew was wrong and which I actually think more law enforcement officials and officers ought to think about doing that I again to go back to La. If you start to enforce this, you're only gonNA create more problems more contention between law enforcement and the public, and it's GonNa get worse Yovany had no doubt. There's a part of me that feels like that's actually by design that they put these stops in these bad positions and my heart actually goes out on like we got. Five fifteen percent of our members are law enforcement or families of law enforcement. You know having more police department works out here or at least did before code they're not allowed to. and. These men and women are put a really tough position because no doubt. Ten. Twenty years in a pension on the line you know, and if they step out of line like you don't know what these these. These politicians are GONNA do I mean there are threatening my business with fifteen thousand dollar a day fine. I saw ten thousand last time. You need those most wanted posters says like would it finally gets to and you're proud based on how much? Of course? Yeah it's insane and that's even say I'll we'll touch on that but. So? That day we got some citations a little bit later because Governor Murphy threatened the Belmar Police Department that he was GonNa Furlough them and use the county police for six days if they didn't. Come down enforce these yeah Yup. So we got some bullshit tickets the next day we open up more bullshit tickets they started citing a members with bullshit gets actually arrested. One of our members looked really bad for him. Blew up in their face Wednesday. We opened again they put a camera in the parking lot. Mailed us our tickets because we kept accepting them on the front step in front of the media, and I really liked that. They started mailing them, and then they were pulling people over down the street with the camera system they had set up in the parking lot and giving them tickets there instead of in front of the media. Over, the tickets they were, they were issuing violations of an executive order of four. Who were coming to your gym? Yes and also, and we got some great. Sure. Sure. So from their. Wednesday night or Wednesday during a press conference governor Murphy was addressing us and he said that he was going to use the health department on us. So he had already weaponized the police force. Then he went on a heat openly said, he was a weapon, is the health department against us? And that night in the middle of the night, we got a notice embargo slapped a door, which is a closure notice and it was basically you're closed because corona virus keep in mind no health department official at that point at ever stepped in our door or contact was it was just slapstick door. It was it was it was a just it was his will via the health department instead of via executive order via. The police department, because he knew he knew that he didn't have a ripe if he arrests as it would have been a wrongful arrest. You know Ian of other gyms. Do you know of other gyms either in your area or in your state that are that had reopened that we're doing similar things to you that weren't getting the same attention or these same types of fines or do you feel like that was apply nobody abroad has gotten the punishment we've gotten. So why guys? because. I think governor Murphy's got an EGO issue. I think that we stepped up and Katie saw it as a challenge. And it wasn't. Like I said you know if it was a challenge I would have just opened up. Right, it was. It was an invitation, but I think he took it as a challenge. Because if you look at we, Franken, I read every word of every executive order. You know we we watch every second of his press conferences. We do the research. This is this is our life. We we literally live at the gym as an air mattress right over here. There's one in the other room. So, if you just read the wording of his executive orders, you can you can tell it's it's clearly against us I mean we have in our state we have. Strip clubs. Open Tattoo Parlors Open. Mixed martial arts. Dance and gymnastics are open and the funny part about those in in that executive. Order. It comes down to the licensing. So as long as you are licensed and insured as a fitness studio. That you are allowed to open if you are licensed and insured as a gym or a Health Club, 'cause you as as a mixed martial arts place or at least you could do either. Rising as a health club is more expensive, it's better insurance. So a lot of places they don't need that insurance they just go with the fitness studio stuff. But can't have the. The other gyms can't go the other way. You Know Jim's health rub only. So, long as you are not licensed as a health club or a gym, you can open if you're licensed as a Health Jim and your you on Jiu Jitsu Academy, you cannot open. Like it's what's what's the reasoning there's got there's gotta be some. Explained no nothing really nothing he's put. So he he he uses. You know he he he always says when he gets questioned about Jim's you know we're not there yet. You know we we make decisions I'll science and data we make our decisions of science and data. He always says that you know we're guided by science, but they're always these inclusionary statements. We're not there yet on Jim's they're they're they're high risk because of. Respiration and like I will show us the science. Yeah, I. Mean Science has become the new quote Unquote Mike Truth which there isn't a my true. There's. Your opinion. Yes and But that's what people say is like we go by science, we'll show me well, that's not really science. It's subjective. It's not really science. Not all scientists created equal. There's they're just like not all writing is created equal. You can write an essay and I can write an essay and yours will be fantastic munch. It doesn't mean they're both you know so. We have asked over and over again with science whereas science because we. As Jim Owners, in as as the gym industry, we have science there. There's conclusion are inclusive stuff. and very up to date stuff very Kobe Relative Kelvin studies that are out One of the criticisms was, oh, you know everybody's touching everything that was there. I should talk talk about moving goalposts why Jim Ryan open everybody's touching everything okay. Well, the science comes out that it doesn't stick on surfaces nearly. As as long and almost not at all the science shows that it yeah I remember initially. Yeah. I. Remember initially they were talking about you know be careful of getting an Amazon package or a letter in the mail. Exactly. Right. Right. And is long since debunked. Yeah exactly. debunked. Okay. So next goal posts. They say. It's have What's what an excellent heavy breathing, right? So Ace Matt I'm sorry we're still doing Oh, you're asymptomatic. You'RE GONNA put everybody at risk. You could be totally fine. Do It for others? Okay. Fine. Let's see the science. Well, there's there's the most updated study I. Think it's pubmed Dot Gov. this one is a four hundred fifty and you can just google this stuff four, hundred, fifty, five people were exposed. To a covert positive, a symptomatic person for a period of five days. And of that four hundred and fifty five people you had people all different. Of on the health spectrum, you had some. Some. Diabetic Obese. Insurance. Results that study not a single person contracted coke. I haven't seen that I haven't heard of that. So yeah. You can just type type that in I think it's pubmed but just search asymptomatic four, hundred, fifty, five, I think was the number. But anyway guy show and that's not saying you know you. One hundred percent guaranteed but that's a pretty low percentage. You know what I mean that's. I'm sure I'm sure some. People may but you guys were saying that as people were just breathing covert on everybody you know. So that's the ball and then the next thing will we don't have proper ventilation and gyms and it's you know it's too much well. You know guess what if falls straight to the ground when it comes out of your mouth to wear masks and then it's it's it's just these constantly moving goalposts and every time. Again coming out of Oslo? opened up their gyms in the city of Oslo. Is that near you guys I don't know exactly where slow Sweden or Norway Awful I'm sorry I was thinking yeah. I'm sorry I was thinking near you guys can some areas near you so the city, of Oslo Norway Opened up I think it was like seven gyms or something and they they did a study. And the study the conclusions of the study you type in the Oslo Jim Study that will come up. was that not only did was the percentage of people who were gym goers. The control group that was in the gems what not only was that percentage of infection lower. But when they opened up the gyms in the entire country as a result of those studies, the general infection rate went down. And it. I'm not adopter, but that seems pretty fucking straightforward to me. You know what I mean. It's like an and but we're told like all you know you're you're fragile stay inside and this and that, and but nobody actually puts forth any good plans about public health. We should be encouraging people to eat better. We should be encouraging people get outside and exercise exercise ready socialize. You know you can't tell me that there's not detrimental effects on your mental health and thus your physical health because they are connected when you're socially isolated for long time to learn, you can staring at a screen watching Netflix for six weeks or eight weeks now one and forty three days you know there's There's a lot of collateral damage that they don't care about and that's health wise financial wise relationship wise. Read them. Exactly. Exactly I. It's you. You're causing too much damage for not enough of a of a threat. Right. So anyway, back to the Yes events eventually that week we kept opening Friday, we got a court order from the judge. Which is judge Robert, Louis He is a previous attorney general for the state of new. Jersey and he is Murphy's right hand man just signs off on whatever he wants So now there was a court order us to shut down and they actually came and physically changed locks locks out of the building we fought it fought it fought at three weeks. Later we got back open we were pulling forty five thousand pounds equipment outside every day. An back inside. Let people work out there in the parking lot or people work out there in the parking lot. Just kind of keep the ball rolling. We were having about three hundred people a day come through fucking ninety five degrees out. Strong the equipment. We were destroying our matting drag dragnet up. So of July, we fuck it. You know come arrest us on Independence Day. We're we're we're don with us. You know what I mean because again at that point, we're coming up a month four young. So we're like. This is and meanwhile we're seeing all these other places open up. You can do Jujitsu you can do all this other stuff. You can go down the street to a strip club. You can literally go anywhere in the state of new. Jersey accepting Jim or a movie theater or indoor dining you know we're left. And what's happening is you're going to crush the entire industry. Show me show me he would a big business, show me a multi million or billion dollar corporation that can survive without any revenue while paying its bills for five months. Right. I'll wait right and of course, you get out meanwhile you know Murphy, the six, hundred, million dollar man or whatever. He's worth as he flies around at his helicopter just tells you to be patient and it's like. Nah I'm not going to be patient. You know what I mean I. Guess I gave You more than enough time already you know at this point you're threatening my wellbeing wellbeing of my family and the wellbeing of in my opinion the entire state. So we continue to stay open and We finally got held in contempt of court. We had. We beat one of them on a technicality. They threw it right back at US murphy gets his court dates overnight when he files in court and he gets the next day with. Robert Lougee we've filed in court three different times and have not even spoken to judge yet of just kind of again showing you the the the hypocrisy and the and the. Bs All this. We've had judges abstain from hearing the case because it's too controversial. You know and it's like. Something something. This is what you actually need to do this job. You nailed it. You know I'm pretty sure anybody else or most other jobs when you show up to your job and don't do your job, you get fired right I. Don't want to do anything hard today. Can you make it as easy as possible? No contract. Risk Craziness. If you didn't want to make controversial decisions shouldn't have been a judge wrong industry. You should have a fucking Roofer or whatever serve ice cream to little kids or something or yeah writer. Judge Your job is the judges to make difficult decisions and you're walking away from that. 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On the executive level fail on the local level failed. You know we've had the police force weaponized against. We'd have the health department with an is it's the judicial system has failed us and it's like so that's that's where we're at At this point, we finally got held in contempt of court. they threatened to come take the locks again and this time just about a week and a half ago Franken I started sleeping in the building. Remember that over la a full the doors off the hinges lock them, and we opened the gym twenty four hours a day we slept in shifts and we said we're not leaving. We're not leaving. We're not shutting down you're not. You're not gonNA, you're not gonNA, take this from us. and. It's every step of the way you see how much more determined they are to crush you and it's a it's becoming the situation where go ahead, keep it up I'll take all the punches. Because every time you do something punitive you lose more people who thought that you were doing the right thing. Because again, here we are one, hundred, forty, three days in and seventy six days since we originally opened. Reopened and you have still not reached out to even come check it out. Come check out the facility I promise you. We do more than any small business in the state and in the country we do more than what hospitals do we have a fucking biometric face scan or at the door. Really. So that you walk in and it takes your temperature doesn't break picture anything it takes. The entire system walking in touch list you know we have we have a comprehensive safety protocol we have you don't even have doors on anymore. So like people aren't even touching the door handle. So it's It's an IT's laughable. How far above and beyond we've gone and that it's like, oh, but Walmart's Walmart's allowed to be open because you slap you know a piece of cloth face and white the cart before you walk in right rants public health and it's like now like it's A. Every day goes on it gets it gets more absurd and I think that's where we're at this point. Yeah. So you guys got arrested you in Frank. It sounds like you arrested is right? Yes. After I. Don't be inside for five days or so they popped in Monday morning. And took us down book just hit us with three more charges which brings our total up to twenty four. Twenty four charges altogether twelve each. Now they're threatening fifteen thousand dollars a day every day you stay open like, where do you see this going? What's the? What's what's the objective for you and then where do you see this going and how it actually plays out? So. Yeah. They they arrested us. Then they boarded up our doors that we kicked back in. So the up an operation. Now three things are happening governor. Murphy. Is requesting that we I he he requested a ten thousand dollar a day. Fine. And what's funny about that one is he shows his hand as to why he he picked at number because that number is indicated like our our revenue, right? Say, say businesses operating away. It's not supposed to be the government has to find the right. They don't find them like just arbitrarily. A number. It's based off of something. He says in or they say the Attorney General. Finding ten thousand dollars a day, and the reasoning is because we have more than enough money in our go fund me to pay that. So so they're looking at him fund. That's our legal fund. So you're mobile you're openly admitting at this point that you're trying to cripple US and target you. Yeah, and it's it's I mean it's laughable like it's like man like. You got a lot of balls. Because you just think you're untouchable. And it's it. It's you look at it and there's at that point the fighter flight kicks in and it's like now I'm standing my ground like you. You think you're GonNa get away with this like not today not not me. You know what? I mean like you're you're not gonNA, you're not gonNA, push me around like that nobody is. Nobody. and. So that ten thousand dollar fine got raised the other day up to fifteen odd that still not been decided yet by judge. But the same judge who is deciding it is the same judge has decided. Everything along the way right over. He's probably sitting underwear during these conferences and just do paper as as a lawyer plead the case. Or taking a look at your go fund me account and deciding how much he can raise this too. Yeah exactly. So. He's also asking that we be imprisoned for a long term. So looking for like six months or more to actually arrest US and on Tuesday. Tuesday of next of this upcoming week at five o'clock will be in front of the Belmar Municipality they're going to try to revoke are mercantile license. So we have to go in front of six council members and the mayor in A. Very left leaning town. Shooter at least a left leaning in terms of their their elected officials. And plead our case so that they don't take our business licence. So the end began to answer the question you actually asked. You know this is this is. It's funny. It's it's. It's straight out of like a book. This is your typical. Guy, versus Little Guy, fight your gaming Goliath, it's These people know that if you make it to round twelve, you're going to knock them the fuck out. Because they know what they're doing is wrong. What they'll do is they will try to crush you every step along the way. They're gonNA try to throw me in jail. You'RE GONNA try to you know financially crippled media take my business licence away. What else are you GonNa? Do you're GonNa do all these things because you know you're wrong and and you know you're wrong because you haven't approached us you haven't tried to mitigate. You've only tried to come down with these punitive measures and you keep on ratcheting up and ratcheting them and flexing your muscles, flexing your tyrant muscles and it's like you just you look bad because we're not bad guys. We're not. Just just WANNA. Work. You know we're not. We're not out causing destruction we've had after today we'll have over sixteen thousand visits to the Saudi. We have our own contact tracing system you know part the second process is we register every single day nee again, low numbers all that stuff you know you're you're you fill out a health questionnaire named day. Answer a couple questions regarding some general general questions Kobe health. Same thing you would do in the hospital we take your temperature, it's signed dated and time stamp. So we know each day how many people visited the facility when they were in here when they were out of here, and today we don't we haven't even tabulated May. So this is just from our stack reopening. From June sixteenth forward. After today was sixteen thousand visits to this facility and not a single case of covert has been reported. You know that, right? All my goodness. That is right. That is that is a fact and. That's something that we we again, we take this seriously We're not just some some idiots who people who are acting out of pocket right now are the people who call themselves our leaders at, but who are acting more like I'll rulers. Because we've obviously put forth a good plan and it's like how much longer are you going to wait to to want to talk about that? Because, the whole rest of the world is talking about it. Over countries talking about it. But you you don't WanNa come to us and talk about it. And I feel like from my perspective, the longer you do this the like you said that twelfth round and the more people see what? What your governor's doing, what? What D- elected officials are doing? It disenfranchises disenfranchises them from those individuals and wins them over to what it is. You are trying to do what you're trying to accomplish yet there's a lot of people who initially didn't agree with us. You know they didn't necessarily understand. I, I wouldn't go so far as to say that they were wrong for feeling that way, but we've had at this point. Hundreds of people contact us and say, Hey, I didn't know I thought she has fucking assholes beginning of this. But my now that I've I've been following the story and like seeing that everything else is open. You know again there's no evidence that our JIM is Ami more dangerous than walking into a Walmart? Less. So based on what you're talking about yes. Exactly, and there's evidence that that that proves you know otherwise. So yeah. I. Mean the longer it goes on you have people come in and saying you know what I I'm behind. You guys you know I thought I thought you were doing this for attention in the beginning where I thought that you guys would be reckless or I thought that you were selfish and I look at it now and I want to become a member. Site where I wanted to donate or or I, share your story or want to buy a t shirt I support you guys I stand with Russo longer it goes on like I'm we're prepared to go twelve routes. Yes, the question I finally answered you know we're we're we're prepared to see it all the way through I'm not I'm not afraid of whatever you threaten me worth and I think that's that's a huge takeaway that people need to realize is these these people operate offer fear? You know it's it's. It's a it's a smoke and mirrors kind of thing. Because once you once you once you stand up to it you see you see that they're. GonNa do you WANNA turn into a martyr? You WanNa, throw me in jail I mean 'cause do it. The whole world is watching now. Yeah. Yeah. Everybody's eyeballs around it for the whole world watching. So go ahead go ahead now if you WANNA make me a martyr. Martyr, I don't WANNA be Martyr I. Just I just Kinda WanNa go to work and get back to my normal life you WanNa live your life man family lead your community on Your Business Right I don't consider myself I. You know I'm I'm certainly not a saint but I'm not a bad dude I'm not a criminal but you WanNa make me one go ahead go ahead because history history will prove me right in prove you wrong and I'm met him if I say that with the utmost conviction because I know that what Franken I are doing is right What's your? What's your call to us who are listening whether? That's you know call for help from us to be able to support and stand up. Whatever. What what what is your message to us? you know to big one is is not afraid to question these things into to really stand up especially when the evidence is pretty strong You, know I think a lot of us have this gut feeling that this deep down none of this is sitting very well with any. So it's about standing up for what you believe in don't be afraid And that can be anything you know it doesn't have to be open your business. Can Be Whatever? Stan Stan firm, what you believe in and As far as Ways to help there there's a ton of ways to help you know one of the biggest ways that I make sure I tell everybody is. In a non financial way because it's not all about money. The biggest saying that I think has helped us and that's not the money. Has Been Be just the attention Ray. The fact that people are listening people are watching because it holds the politicians accountable. So, if nobody was watching and the first day they just came in like smashed us That it there would be no story there would be no fight you know. But because when we open our doors Pete Hegseth drove down from New, York to to come interview us and the whole world solar or the whole country solid. It Ki- It gives us the ability to fight because it gives us the ability to tell our side of the story to somebody other than like judge United Man. The public that's that's take away. The public is very strong together We've we're we're much stronger than I think on an individual level we really realize. Just, just something as simple as sharing story. Now, you see update about it note, follow me on social media on might either my instagram in Smith fitness or the tillis Jim one which is Attila Belmar on facebook to. Suggest sharing it. It's it's incredibly powerful because the more people that see this the more people get upset by it and the more support Garner, and that is more important than anything I'd say. but there is a gofundme set up the link to that is on my instagram You can just Google it Attila's Jim Court release. And just you know in other ways if you own a small business start putting together a plan, don't just open your doors recklessly but I'm sure you have a small business not open yet. They're doing these second rounds lockdowns, instances like, California and stuff like that you got to resist it like the gyms. John California you know they're they're being forced to move all their equipment outside and these were open Ryan there So you gotta you gotta stand up against the stuff and there's a million ways to do it. No don't own a small business supports multi support 'em. Shop in even ones that are just open or ones that are opening, that aren't supposed to be the ones that are open support vamps that like stop shop at Walmart stopped doing all your shopping on Amazon. You know go I got a local local grocery store that's a Brazilian meat market. And it's locally owned. You know every chance I get I'm Brad and something on the way home. To. Cook. Dinner I'll go there and I mean because what's happening is year all these small businesses that are affected by this This this is talking about the collateral damage. All the businesses that are affected by this go out of business that's money that stays in in the community you know wet when you when you lose these businesses in that community and people start shopping elsewhere that money never returns back into your community goes to some mega million, billion dollar corporation and I think that might be one of the biggest casualties on the other side of all this is that if this goes on too long, you know small businesses you can exist. And we're going to be shopping at Walmart you know something from this This. Future where you know every, there's three stores and twelve corporations in the whole country and you know I I don't think that we want to go down that path. Yeah I agree I agree and that's IT and don't be don't ever doubt how how much of an impact you can have as an individual if you would've asked me six months ago. If you thought that would be where where we're at today and making as much of an impact as we are I would have laughed because never in a million years did I ever think but you know I I, the fight came to and we we. We stood up for it And it's gone a hell of a lot further than I. realized that ever would. It's it's as hard as it's been. It's. You know you give me a thousand chances to Redo this and I would I would make same actually every time. So it's good to know. Yeah. Well, you know that's a that's a big reason. We run around in similar circles and I think we have some mutual friends I see your lines, Pat. Shines a friend of mine yeah. But yeah that's a big reason I want to have you is I wanted you to be able to share your message and bring some light to what we're doing here or what you're doing here and then Letting the guys know that you have an obligation and responsibility to stand up when you see things that aren't going right and the other thing I appreciate about what you're doing is it doesn't seem to me that you're being reckless. assholes and like you said just being defiant and I don't know that I would have wanted to have this conversation. But what I saw is an intelligent approach to. Standing up against what you see is an injustice, and that's what I really really appreciate about what you bring to the table. I. Appreciate that and I think I think you said that really well that it is our responsibility. As as. Men Especially, but it just as as citizens in general you know if if you if you like the life you live. Sometimes, you gotTA stand up and. Defend it. and. That's that doesn't always need violence know that you can. You can defend it in in many ways. That's just about standing up for what's right and that's usually easy distinction between what's right and what's wrong and I think that that's going on right now. You know and. It is our responsibility because we don't then then were were. Part of the issue I. Think. Definitely Leeann capably good fight we'll keep supporting you. I'll make sure I sync up everything. So the guys know where to go if they WANNA support, learn more about what you're doing in. Now they can engage in this battle with you. Like. I said keep it up man we need more men like you and I really appreciate what you're doing I know it's difficult for you and the people around you but you're doing a good thing and so keep going man baggage and thanks for having me on I. appreciate it you Bet Brian. Men. There you go my conversation with Ian Smith I. Hope that you've got some value from that if you weren't already familiar with Ian. Story. Now you are He gave you a lot of resources in ways that you can help out if you feel so inclined to support him in what he's doing and I think all of us now look whether you support his mission or not I. Think All. Of, US can attest to the power of standing up for things that you believe in ultimately isn't that our job as men to have some conviction to have some some testicular fortitude to believe in something to have principles, and then to actually be willing to stand by them in the face of like I said earlier imprisonment fines, everything else that he's subjected himself to I think it'd be easier for him to. Acquiesce to some of these restrictions and orders but this is what men do they make a stand for what they believe in. So whether or not you believe in what he believes. I think a lot of us will just by the nature of the show and the men that we. Attract bandwith in his. PODCAST. But if you don't think there's some lessons to be learned for a willingness to stand by. If so please connect with the in on the socials connect with me on the socials. Hit me up on Instagram facebook twitter youtube all the places like I said earlier, take take sixty seconds. If even that go on your podcast player, just click five stars or four star whatever whatever it is you think were deserving of close stars leave rating leave a review let people know so they know where to go when it comes to the information that's going to best help you become the man you have a desire to be. Our I guess we'll be back tomorrow for asked me thing with Kip Sorenson. But until then go out there, become a man of conviction, use the lessons, the stories that we learned today from Ian in your own life. In the way you see fit and become a man. 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Improving Your Relationship With Food

Healthy Living with Lamia

12:11 min | 2 years ago

Improving Your Relationship With Food

"Hello and welcome to healthy living with me up Howard by AmEx health. My name is lemme shirt Zinger. I'm the owner and founder of a mix L. And if you're interested in living a healthy lifestyle, whether you have been doing so for years or you're just beginning your journey today. And this is the podcast for you each episode. We will tackle a topic in the world of health and help you take the steps necessary to live your best life today. I'd like to talk to you about something that I've been thinking a lot about lately, and I've also had many many discussions with my clients about it's a relationship with food. I'm a firm believer that we're in the obesity crisis currently in because our relationship with food has become distorted on healthy and in dire need of repair much. This is due to our obsession with fad diets are obsession quick, fixes and. Our belief in those who have no medical physiological, nutritional or exercise backgrounds who tell us that what worked for them will work for you. And so we follow them wholeheartedly, and we allow ourselves to be tricked into believing that because they're skinny or because they lost weight. And they did x y and z then we too will find the loose those pounds. We've been wanting. If we do x y and z so we stop eating bread or we increase the amount of protein diets are we only eat from noon to six pm, or whatever nonsense it is. But we believe that this time this diet will work. Maybe it does. Maybe it works for the first month or the first six months or even that first year. But in the meantime, we've created such an unhealthy relationship with food. We feel guilty when we do eat that piece of bread or we don't eat bananas and haven't had one in six months or feel that because we ate that cookie. Our diet is now ruined we made the mistake of focusing on our weight instead of fixing what was the reason behind the weight gain, our relationship with food we've separated foods into good and bad or allowed and not allowed categories in instead of working on portion sizes increasing certain nutrients in our diets in decreasing others or learning how when we eat or nourishing our bodies and not just punishing or warding it for whatever we did. Or did not get to do at the gym that day. And before I even begin to talk about ways to work on your relationship with food. I need to be honest. I to have had an unhealthy relationship with food stemming from the four years, but I suffered from anorexia. From the sixth grade through my freshman year in high school, I was going through what all preteens teenagers go through. And I was gaining some weight as my body into change go through puberty. But because I didn't see that as normal or pretty beginning. The greatest starve myself, I eat as little as I could in front of those that love me because I did not want them to find out. Palencia is my mom would pack me for school each day ended up the garbage and for the entire day until I got home. Maybe I'd only have had an apple I had a long long list of foods. I couldn't eat and I lived in such fear of weekend. I would having Zaidi tax about it. Luckily, when I was a freshman, I discovered exercise now you have to remember that this was in the nineties, and we weren't as Jim sussed as we are now. But because I fell in love with weight training and cardio. I came to realize that I had eat to be able to do those things. So I'd began to eat more normally than I had been and now I can say I haven't gone back to anorexia sense. But because of those four years, I am forever burdened by distorted body image. And so eating quote unquote normally still a challenge, but I do it do it to allow my body to run and lift and play with my kids. I do it to show my daughter that what you eat does not define who you are. I do it because eating is more than just nourishment but done to commemorate a holiday or celebrated job or sparks a memory of your grandmother who. Past but you're eating her spaghetti recipe. And it makes you think of her. This is all also called living. And I may never be perfect. But I am definitely much better than that eighty five pound teenager who looked in the mirror each day in salt fat, or there was none and define herself with the amount of calories. She ate each day. So moving on to have Hugh can work on your relationship with food, first and foremost, obviously, if you have extreme deep distortions with your eating it may require some counseling, which again in full disclosure, I had done in the past myself, but for the basic relationship that has been destroyed because of diets because of the different fads because believing someone who promises you that quick fix. I like to share some tips on how you can change the way you look at food as well as yourself. First and foremost, stop obsessing, stop assessing about what we s today or even for your last meal. Stop punishing yourself for the things that have already happened move on from it and focus on what you're eating right now. And how you can make sure that meal and the next and the next after that is more nutritious in more balanced. And Secondly when you do eat enjoy, it don't just mind this lead. We so often wean front of the TV eat while we look at our phone eat while we're on a computer. And so instead of being able to really think about enjoy eating. It's just being shoveled in there. So if you're gonna sit down and eat that piece of cake, eat it takes slow bites. Savor the taste in listen to your body because it will tell you had my fill. I'm good. Next you need to stop thinking eating as an all. Or none process, you need to stop thinking that just because you had that bag of chips, you should throw away the rest of the day or the rest of your week or stop your diet all together when we tell ourselves that we can't eat something or that a certain food is bad our minds revert back to our three year old cells. And now we want it, and we want it now. Instead have a handful chips knowing that you can always go back and have another handful. You really want them or that you can have them again at another time, we make it all or nothing. We mess up the way we look at foods, and we start to label them, and unfortunately, then ourselves as well with good and bad labels. Another tip is to remember that there is really no such thing as clean eating. Clean eating could mean many things to many people to some. It means not having any carbohydrates to others. It means not eating any processors to others may be eating protein shake for breakfast and lunch and then having a solid for dinner. Clean eating is just a way to mask the unhealthy wage. You're looking at your relationship with food and making certain foods good and certain foods bat, you need to remember that we are not perfect. We are human and we're going to have birthdays Unsal brations vacations and sick days, and what we may be eating on the other days is by far when a make up for that one or two days that you had to eat only soup because you are so sick or that you went on vacation. And you had a very nice milk because you wanted to enjoy yourself. Another good tip is to remember to ask yourself. Am. I really hungry. Often we'd confuse thirst for hunger because we tend to be perpetually dehydrated. And so we think we're hungry when we actually could just be thirsty civically thirsty for water. But you can also ask yourself am. I sad. My board my angry, my stress, and if it's some sort of an emotion analyze it. It may be uncomfortable at first but analyze that emotion and try to find a healthier way to overcome it. Instead of reaching for food. This is often what I talk about with those who want to stop smoking smoking. Oftentimes becomes that resolution for them when they are feeling negative are uncomfortable emotion. So what can we do instead of that or because it's a habit? Every time. I drive home I smoke or for you. Maybe it's every time. I drive home. I eat a bag of whatever. So then we have to find different habit or different way to deal with that emotion to replace that current habit of eating. And finally in most extremely important is stop comparing yourself. Sop comparing yourself with others because what works for them. What works for your friend who just lost some weight may never work for you. And that's okay. We'll find a solution that will work for you. Or that movie star that you see just had a baby. And now looks amazing. Will they have about five to ten more people helping them about thirty million more dollars than you'd to look the way he or she does. And stop comparing yourself with yourself. I know I am never ever going to be that girl that I see when I look at my wedding pictures was over a decade younger. I had not had two kids back to back. I did not have two jobs. I did not have a house in a family to take care of. And I may never ever go back to her again. But I know that I can work on being the best version of me right now. And that's what I want you to focus on being the best version of you right now with all the circumstances surrounding you right now. So I hope that this helps you with your relationship with food as I mentioned, this doesn't mean you're going to be perfect with your reading. And this doesn't mean it's going to be easy. But I promise you it can and it will change the way you will get food, and you will change your life because of it. And as we always say you want to start small because that small step will definitely lead to some big changes. I see here next time unhealthy.

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Saving the Last Rainforests - One Acre at a Time. Interview with Danny Blue from One Million Acres

Sustainability Explored

52:09 min | 1 year ago

Saving the Last Rainforests - One Acre at a Time. Interview with Danny Blue from One Million Acres

"And Welcome to sustainability explored podcast where I unfold with the help of my brave and curious guests from around the world, how Sustainability Practices are integrated into business operations in various industries? My name is Anna and I'm an environmentalist sustainability consultant and the host of this very show today we have an amazing interview coming up about a super interesting social enterprise initiative aimed at protecting one million acres of critically endangered rainforest, some of the Earth's most valuable resource. While empowering indigenous artisans to rise out of poverty. I invited denny blue, the owner and founder of one million acres or all month for short. For an interview to share his ideas and messages with the wider audience. With the goal of protecting one million acres by twenty, twenty three. Dany and his team are literally on a mission to save the world. I'm thrilled excited and honored to have Danny with us to date can't wait to start our interview, but before we do start. You can use this moment to subscribe to the podcast to always be up to date, and maybe even the one step ahead been anyone else was the sustainability news. End Innovations across countries and industries. Alright. Let's dive writing into our episode. Hi Daddy thanks for joining me today at sustainability explored weekly show today. We're GonNa talk about your initiative. Old One million actress so Danny. Blue is my guest today. He owner and founder was amazing initiative or social enterprises. You mentioned it in one of our emails. With a mission of protecting one million actress of endangered rainforest while also empowering indigenous people. Of First of all. How far are you in this gold out of one million accurate? Where you now. Well first off. Thanks for having me I really appreciate it. It's really great to connect with other people who are inspired and care about topics like this so so much. I definitely have a much better understanding. How big of a number one million is now? Because I think we really just starting out a lead so far been able to help fund the protection of about ten thousand acres of rainforest, which is pretty amazing I mean when you think about just the perspective of it, but long way to go out. One million acres is really almost kind of just the first milestone. Anyway, the goal is to really build this movement out into really champion a sustainable way to have a rainforest conservation happening on a regular basis for quite some time. Did You Start Your Sustainability Journey? You're based in California now. What was your I dunno alight. What was your event? That triggered you other good question? I'm not sure if I had a particular Aha moment as far as starting me off in my sustainability journey in particular, I mean like you said I am in California. There's all kinds of things always happening around here with. The green movement and even seeing the state initiating policies around getting rid of plastic bags in then. The different forms of electric transportation starting to pop up here and there. been surrounded by it for quite some time, but I will say that I'm not the typical person that you know came out of the womb with the mission to be in the Green Movement, and has been doing something like this entire life always knew from a kid that I was destined to do something within the environmental movement as a matter of fact. kind of the opposite up until maybe seven years ago, I was living pretty traditional life as far as American standards. Go working this corporate job making really great money living down by the beach in Venice United Really, great. Setup by had money for savings was traveling. It's your biggest those perfect and I just I really wasn't fulfilled. There's something in. It sounds so cliche. You hear so many people have the story, but there was something really deep in me. That made me realize like I can ride this out for as long as I. Want I want you know I'm not even having to work too hard. A lot of my money that make this job was residual. There is something just wasn't fulfilling about it. Dad was probably if there was a catalyst for me going out seeking something else whatever that was, that was probably the spark. That had me kind of leaving on this journey. Are you familiar with the book or it's a study actually written into a book called. DRAW DOWN BY PAUL has. been called the most comprehensive study on an. On climate, change and various different. Ways that we have opportunities to help combat itself. talks about all of the different things that we as humans are participating in that are contributing to a degrading planet climate, utilizing resources faster than we can replenish them, and I think when I came across the. Study in that blood. That was what really I got me interested in a sustainability, I was blown away to learn about certain things like food waste in how food waste is one of the leading contributors to climate change, and not even just amount of food that we scrape off of our plate into the trash. But how much energy it actually takes to raise from the ground, and send it there and send it. Parents ended here processes. Get played. You know so that was I think maybe one of the first things I learned about. That really got me interested in wanting to know more about other things that may contribute to this I was already very passionate about outdoors in nature and contributing as a personal donor to organizations that help protect the rainforest. His love animals large number of endangered animals actually. Call the rainforests home I was constantly connected in that way, but then seeing how deforestation in the forest was also listed in the list of draw down as one of the leading causes of I'm a- change that was probably what started me on the journey of wanting to see what else is there as far as like. How else could I help over on just my own personal view, Sion's right, and why rainforest in particular you could have started with anything locally based, but safe food way tonight. Writer. You leave white rainforests so far away. Far Away. It's there was something that was calling me. Deeper than what would be received is just like a conscious awareness. I. Just I felt this calling It was like a romantic of the rain forests in you know all the documentaries. I watched always be very drawn to the rainforests episodes in just the abundance of life and these ecosystems, and just the sheer amount of diversity that exists in the ecosystems into just watch. It was really the nature documentaries in shows it really old ended. See these other planets almost thriving in this way, whereas literally life, it is just expressing itself in all forms, and so I just was always very drawn to it I. Don't know if I realized at that point. I felt like I was directly connected to. It 'cause yet. The rainforests have a little bit of outta sight. OUTTA mind. For, so our away, people don't make all it's affecting me. But it was again through my pursuit of learning more about that through these different studies through these matters realizing how connected we all really are, and how actually dependent we are on these ecosystems, it may not be in our backyard, but are just as important, if not more so to our survival so true. I've been to Brazil in December last year for Holden's Yes the first episode I released. This year was about. Amazon rainforest, whereas in three days only three days, but it. It completely blew my mind. I I know I saw what we're talking about what we are GonNa talk about. December was just the start of the rainy season, and our local guides told us that. If you come in June July, the water level will rise so much that you will see all this diversity this loss. The Jaguars Everyone Seton just on the top of the crowns of the trees. But also the the time where they're most mosquitoes. We've been Lucky Barrett for malaria, is she? Anyway so it wasn't mind blowing experience when I realized people lead everywhere. Why would you leave so far away from the closest? Because Ceti whatever can happen to you? You need a dentist. broke leg. Why are you so far away? Why don't you wait until the somewhere? where it's more convenient at the same time. I think I understood why we someone. This natural. Probably a little, a little bit romantic component to it where you just get hooked. where. Did you start with the rain? When was your first trip well? The first rainforest I went to was actually Costa Rica a long time ago. This was before I think any like direct connection I had to the project itself. But the first time I went down to the Amazon was in Peru. Somewhat more for just like a recreational trip, but I was also already starting the process of wanting to learn more about some opportunities that in ways in which I could help with this project that had already started to happen, so that was the first. It was really though it was my trip to Ecuador. Went down to Ecuador not had an opportunity to go. Stay in a couple of villages of some of the indigenous communities out was the spark like that was really the catalyst for creating this opportunity creating this initiative with Alma one million acres to create a project that could help. It was at that point where I learned that the lack of economic activities or these indigenous communities is actually one of the biggest things that driving deforestation. You wouldn't think like it back. Directly would be responsible, but the fact that there's just not a lot of economic opportunities leads a lot of these indigenous communities, often time to have to find other ways to support themselves, and you wouldn't think of indigenous communities is people that would participate in logging or even working with the oil companies, but unfortunately a lot of times. That's that's what happens. You just reminded me our point of departure to the depths of the Amazon was the city of Manaus. A might be mistaken, so we have to double check, but it seems to meet for the capital of the state of Amazon list in Brazil. And what's you know drew my attention. was that in the city of analysis which is very industrial, and you see kind of headquarters of Siemens. Who Away Phillips some big names and we as our guide? Why is it the case why not Sao Paulo? I not ready your dishes. He said to keep people busy to distract them. From deforestation's to to pull them towards this prices to to give them job to give them work and yeah, that was surprising to note. A big corporations decided to stay there. It's a little bit hard to travel because it's not A. Transportation not but yeah, that was the case in so Ben. You decided to do something about rainforests and protects nonetheless end. How exactly while so you know like I? Said I was already personally involved in supporting some organizations that were doing this work. So the what the main organization that we support through Omaha is called rainforest trust, and they are one of the highest ranked charities on charity navigator, which is a third party company bit that rates various different charities. Charities based on their transparency and their effectiveness efficiency with their fine, so it's a really great way to see who it is that your you know donating your money to. If you want to support organizations like this, and they've been doing this for twenty five years in, they have a very specific system where they go in purchase, these big lots of land and they put it into a trust it's. Owned by the locals in the bay use additional resources to create jobs in education systems for the locals so that they know how to protect it. It's not just buying the land. Then walk away, and then maybe it's just. GonNa be destroyed. So I was already donating to them in what I saw was that for a very little amount of money every month by donating I was able to help fund the protection of quite a bit of land, and there was a moment where I realized that the opportunity here for this business could not only be like buy a product and will donate a portion to the rainforests stress in you can help protect this many acres of rainforest or this much land, but the real opportunity was. Create Economic Opportunities for the indigenous communities find a way to give them work. Create something through that product could be sold, and then a portion of the proceeds could be donated rainforest stress it almost kind of creates a compound effect where by creating the economic opportunities in the jobs for the indigenous communities were already building a system to promote conservation into combat deforestation to stop a lot of the people that would normally go into these other areas that are that are causing deforestation. Ban, on top of that, we also take a portion of those proceeds support rainforest stress. We have another organization that we support now on one tree planted so it also refunding the planting of a tree, so have this comprehensive approach now so it's a bracelet that we've created with the indigenous artisan communities, so every has a three tiered impact approach so the each race that is creating new sustainable job for the artisan and a portion of the proceeds from goes for its protecting one acre of rain forest. Resource Dress in additional portion does the planting of a tree in the same area so now it's Kinda like this really. A comprehensive approach where we're protecting I were reinforcing areas that have already been damaged, and we're building out a whole economic ecosystem in this area to really try and maximize the amount of impact. You can have with with this model. How is it for the charity for this organization to work in by the way which country? Where have you started in Ecuador Ecuador is worthy. Artisans are that we work with the conservation efforts that we're supporting our in both Peru and Ecuador. It's all in the Amazon region right now. So how easy is it to keep this goal win? As an organization is a trust, our regarding the political situation I'm thinking about Brazil and older corruption scandals. In the fact that the you know. The president gave literally the green light for logging deforestation, this agricultural exhibits burning off the land for agriculture beef production on so. In a meat exports. What other challenges in where your organization is raising while, yet it's a real issue, definitely a little bit more of a higher level station that I think that organizations like rainforests dress probably have a little bit more visibility into the specifics of it I imagine in countries like Brazil. There's definitely always going to be you know some more challenges I mean. There's challenges everywhere in Ecuador. They have a lot of stuff. Going on in their political landscape is well. The whole thing is about money, and that's what it comes down to, and there's still a lot of work to be done in that realm of creating additional protections, putting protections in place for the indigenous communities themselves, but also for these lands, but the one thing I will say is the system that they've created through rainforest trust to be able to have these plots of land purchase in protected that they're paying for these large. You know lots. It's not like you just by in Acre. Another acre by Acre to get another. They have these large multi million acre plots of land that are being I guess technically auctioned off so i. don't know the full specifics of whether or not. The systems are being put in place that are given full legal protection from a lot of the illegal stuff that's happening, but I do know that they do have it worked out in a way where they're working locally any of the areas that they're working on with these campaigns. They're working with many of the local on the ground grassroots. That are directly connected with the people in the government in those areas, so there are systems in place to have as streamlined process possible to have these areas protected in the best way possible but again. At the end of the day we never really now with what's really happening at the top of the chain, and with all the issues around money, especially people without opportunities. There's always gonNA. Be Concern with. How do we make sure that once these this land is purchased in protected that it's truly it's protected in perpetuity so part of that I. Think is also in the model that rainforest trust has which involves educating and employing in. In staffing a lot of the local communities in ways in which they can continue to support conservation again. It's really making sure there's like a maintenance system. Set up there so that it's not just left alone. If somebody did come in and try to do illegal logging in those areas that there would be somebody there to help mitigate it. Yes, so typically about collaboration on all levels, the governance local governance. This trust the people. Tell me more about how it works, so people are mostly occupied with making this bracelets. How much do they lost? The bracelets are twenty four dollars. We actually just got done doing a crowdfunding campaign for them. As a matter of fact, there's a host crowdfunding pre-sale sale. Hey Dj that still upright now until I don't know, we may run for another couple of weeks. We were running a crowdfunding campaign overselling the bracelets for twenty dollars, so they're still available for that once the dust settles from the crowd funding campaign. This is really more to raise all of the funds for this. And then once we move it over into our just are online store retail store. The are normal retail cost will be twenty four dollars. So this bracelets a made on onslaught in Ecuador were. And then someone is she condemn across the globe? Yes, so the bracelets are handmade in the thing about the bracelet. I wanted to make sure that it wasn't just another thing. You know there's a lot of companies it anywhere. You look online now. Everybody's got some kind of social. Give back model, and it's become so ingrained into our culture. It is a lot of people that use greenwashing in a way to just say well. We're just going to either say we're going to give to this cause or give to this cause, but the thing that we're doing in itself is a little detrimental, so you'll see that a lot of times where there's companies that are doing just like some may be made in China plastic. John Visit is ultimately just gonNA end up in a landfill, and so you have to really kinda consider with projects like this. Is this taking the entire life cycle of the business into consideration? So that was a big thing that it was really on my mind when I was creating this, which is why the bracelet we've created with the indigenous communities is made entirely of organic materials that are sustainably sourced from the Amazon. So the bracelet itself is actually biodegradable. It's only made from two materials. One is called tug Wa, which is a nut that grows on the palm trees in Ecuador, and the other is called Tom Bureau with is it's a leaf that just comes off palm trees in. They'll take these little fibers off the. Role in their hands and it suds completely natural die all kinds of different colors, so it's amazingly. Both the and the bureau can be made into literally any color under the sun all from natural vegetable dyes. The entire bracelet is completely organic. It's a great -able. The artisans will make you know everything by hand there than have everything shipped to me here in the states in the of shipping everything out from here I'm still somewhat in the beginning stages of learning the challenges of International, because we actually have a lot of support from our crowdfunding campaign. A big majority of the people that have come in to support the campaign have been from overseas. We've had like France. UK Ukraine Netherlands Australia I mean there's people from all over the world that are really supported, which is really amazing to me, but it's also making me realize like. I'm. GonNa have to get a pretty good. Grip on understanding what the shipping restraints, or or whatever might be I guess I'll find out soon enough because there's always the issue of additional customs and VAT taxes and stuff like that, but in the meantime I'm just moving everything. ORDEN excited that it's really kind of become global, a global movement and global initiative somewhat overnight over the asthma, which is really exciting. I guess why the queue when people donate the transparency, people want to be sure that their money's used to appropriate 'cause. Have you had any one? I Dunno asking you about. Can you show me pictures. Can you walk me through what you're doing? Oh, yeah, as a matter of fact I, literally just responding to somebody recently is I I'm berry transparent throughout the crowd funding campaign on sharing updates news in making sure people see that we are directly connected with organizations that were contributing to as vetted, verified or sponsors partners on their website is well I understand. There's a lot of people that get burned. Burned online from people that don't have integrity. An integrity is the number one core value a house for this project I. Would you know do things the way that has integrity over the easy way any day? As recently had somebody who all of a sudden started putting comments in started sending messages link sent about ten messages in the matter of I. Don't know a couple hours all of a sudden This is a scam. That, we're based in Canada and we're I. Don't remember the nature of it. It was berry out of the blue. But it was all completely false. None of information that was being said was It makes me realize there's one of the most important pieces, and there's always gonna be people that are concerned because there are scams like that are happening so the best thing that I've been able to do until this point is just to be in communication in constantly trying to provide updates with people on where everything's out of the project. Making sure that again people can go directly to the. Page to see US listed. There might go as they continue to grow. This is to ideally grow into a certified. Be Court. which will allow us to have more channels of transparency into the supply chain? One of the other things that I've been taking the extra step four is had the whole project vetted through an organization called the World Fair Trade Organization Day. Make sure that out projects like this for their integrity with using fair trade practices. So I've taken. Many of the steps that I can to really ensure that people know that there is integrity at the heart of this project, but I also realized that might okay. I get to understand that. I am committing to fact that are going to be people that no matter what I do. No matter. How good a you! It will come out of nowhere. Tell me that it's a scam and I had to like really reconcile that. Do I want I want to do this like do I want. Am I ready prepared to like I really impassioned about this? I really want this project work, but am I. Prepared for you know the toll on my own personal. Mental. Side of things because I will just art the process and I think that's that's the case with anything. Matter what you're involved in no matter what you do, there's always gonna be people that just simply don't believe I. Think did a project like this is GonNa? Take on even more of that. I have been myself out there for almost a year now and there are always people who say knowing your line. No, it's not to what you say in December we. We had a very nice talk with more a ton of. A former, probably you know her former science communicator from NASA. She is by the way might be your neighbor somewhere in California. She I think she's from the base of the right now and She expressed one interesting thought. She says you know. How much time does it take? A scientist to. To to set up an experiment to collect all the data to run, it's the stats to come up with this study to write it down to correct to add into peer review before something released into into the world. And how much does it take a climate denier? But we were about. Climate issues. How much time does it take a climate denier to one? Comment you're. So, yeah just. Keep doing what you're doing and. Everything else will follow in needs to people like that are everywhere another thing. I wanted to ask you. This is the question that was retained in my head for a while when I am trying to expand every plastic item you tape is GonNa end up. You never know where how do you explain people who are not from South America, who are not leaving in the rainforest, so Europeans Americans norse Americans. That rainforest is you know? Is it common issue of everyone who's leaving on planet earth how to educate people in this regard? Yeah, that's one of the most. Important topics or projects like this how to get people to care enough of because at the end of the day. Compassion is an amazing. Attribute that a lot of us have, but as humans we are very self serving and no matter, even the most compassionate us end of the day. We're very. Much fueled by our own personal. Desire to survive and thrive, and so there does need to be some sort of a personal connection, and I think that you know people really just need to understand what really is the opportunity that's being given to each and every one of us right now with Corona Virus I. Mean You and I are sitting here speaking across the world. And we're literally experiencing the same exact thing granted. We have different elements to it within our own regions, but like we're all going through this global be set a way that everybody's connected, and so I think it's very important for people to understand that this whole thing is enacted. We are all connected in a much more profound way than we understand. Especially when it comes Amazon rainforest, they call the Amazon, the lungs of the planet or reason, the sheer amount of not only oxygen trees create which a lot of people will argue that the vast majority of the oxygen that's created in the Amazon is just immediately consumed back into the ecosystem, so we can't count it towards our own oxygen, but the reality is the whole system is such a living breathing ecosystem in all of the carbon. It's being. Being stored within the ecosystem within these rainforests is massive too, and it's the thing that I don't think people realize that all of this carbon. The trees store is being held contained from the atmosphere. As soon as you cut these trees down, that carbon is just released back into the atmosphere people to understand that it's not just about well all weather. Not these trees will create oxygen that is necessary for me to breathe, but it's seeing it as like. If you, look at the whole year yourself. The whole earth is your body, and you think about one of your lungs is about to fail and go out. We would be pretty concerned. The rest of our body is going to be affected by that and I think that's the understanding that people really need to start taking into consideration over beyond that anyone at all that has any attachment that cares about animals that loves animals. Animal rights advocates people that love to champion you know. Know Animal Rights Protection of endangered species. The protection of the rainforest is probably one of the most comprehensive ways to protect as many species as well in a quick amount of time I mean the staggering amount of species that live in rainforests that we're losing on a daily basis because of conservation, I'm because of deforestation, uniting the estimates are somewhere around along the lines of over one hundred species every day are going extinct, not just animals, but of insects ants of all of this. bio-diverse life is going extinct. Yes, there's direct relation to the health of our planet with the health of rainforests that impact everyone, but also just the survival of all of these other amazing species that are also necessary. The continue this web of life and. Support the growth of these networks of life within the musical systems. There is another aspect I wanted to share. The aspect related to land use and that I read a study recently a study on how land use. Is, improper land use can trigger release of various viruses in what we are living through is one of. One of those examples because they're still not sure that. COVID nineteen related. Well loan market. One hundred percent. That's definitely one of the yeah. I'm glad you brought that up me. Not Probably one of the most valid and relevant topics that people should be aware of nowadays, it's huge, you know as we continue to encroach on these these ecosystems and Pushed further and further into these wild animals territories. Yeah, we are opening ourselves up. More more to be exposed to these zoonotic diseases, it will just continue these pandemics. These unknown viruses will continue to be an issue as long as we continue to keep pushing into these into these ecosystems in in disrupting the wildlife habitat for shore guy. Breath that I didn't even think about that, but that's that's probably one of the most important in directly relatable issues. That is happening right now. Meanwhile were there'd people who for example said. Here I am I want to donate, but don't send me anything like. I don't want anything I. Just believe you trust new and. Yet there are. Again because integrity is such an important piece of the WHO I am as a person how I operate I, send those people. If anybody just wants to donate to the cause itself I, usually direct people to the organization to rainforest stress in all usually say you can donate directly to the organizations themselves to help protect as much land as possible because our project is not only in support of the conservation reforestation efforts, but it's also in creating these these job. Opportunities are indigenous ours. I am also. Considering figuring out some additional opportunities that we can build your own model that people can still do the donation directly to us without receiving anything cutting down even more on their carbon footprint with lack. Any products in anything like that in which we would still donate to the organizations, but then we can also contribute the funds the additional directly to these indigenous communities, so it's still helped impact them directly without them, actually having to pick anything, so that's down the road, and hopefully at some point sooner than later. To wrap up this interview. Do you have one piece of advice? Release nurse, something you could. Say. Would benefit from Julian or redon or thinking about. The book I mentioned earlier the study. You don't even have to get the whole book. I would say studied. Draw down, it's very. It's very comprehensive, and there's a lot of data and. Statistics and stuff, so it's a lot to just the. It's like the list of the top one hundred solutions to combating climate change I would say. That's one of the best things that everybody can just take a look at just understand his. Every time, somebody looks at that list and understand in talks about it with another person. All of a sudden people are starting to learn more and people are starting to learn. What are the ways that we can each individually help combat climate in animal. Soon as you see you know you read about the food waste thing in you see the different connection to how much energy it takes just to eat, food makes you start to wonder maybe this whole growing my own food, or at least buying locally or buying in season is really not such a bad idea in. It's really not such A. hippie concept, it's more. Everybody should really start taking on so I think that's a really great place to start. Because not one thing, it's just more of like an understanding of a bunch of different things people can do and then I think that just really just feeling into how the connection with all of us. I think that compassion in on just this project people just starting to learn how to just have more compassion. Compassion for each other and realized that we all are going through this and that we all are connected. I feel that is the real were for us. Is Humanity as we move into? What is next phase of human evolution looks like is to have a greater understanding, a greater awareness of how weekend respect each other more and have compassion for other more in that in turn will give us the ability to want. To be inspired to help, do things that are in support of the collective more than just a wall, all plan a tree in my own yard. Because then I'll get the fruit from it versus I'm in this with everyone else together. In what ways can we come together and help for the greater good? One last question. How did condemning change the state of art the closure of borders? What's going on there now? Yeah, well, everything is closed right now. As a matter of fact I just got a message from my point of contact who she's the one that I'm working directly with. She's taking the lead on it. She sent me a message that one of the villages that we are working with has just had their first. Case of Corona virus that showed up and she's. She's twenty one years old woman. That had A. So I'm still waiting to see how this unfolds, but it's serious because you know in these indigenous communities, they're far away of any big cities, even real potential medical assistance. They're definitely much more vulnerable and susceptible. It's real. It's definitely slowed things down as far as like the process for the project the operation. It's definitely you know the timelines of cash, but it's just caused me to just again. Be More in communication with our people I think for the most part people understand. There's a lot of people that are saying the united support. Where's my bracelet and again? I? Don't think there's. Just a lack of understanding of how the whole thing works my hope is that as the dust settle. The next month or two maybe. Things will slowly start to open back up, but knows I mean I have a feeling. Everything's GonNa. Be Different in some capacity for a long time. Well hopefully I'll. Wasilla will get out of this crisis better than we entered it. That's the goal. Thanks so much for your time and this interview and or sharing your wisdom. In your experience with the one million at curse. My pleasure, thank you so much for having me on. Thanks Chad. this land use study that I was looking for and mentioned you're in the interview is called Infectious Disease Emergence and economics of altered landscapes final report, the document was produced for review by the US AID RDA so regional development mission for Asia. From US aid and the suggested citation is Edco Hells Ellen's of to southern. Nineteen Infectious Disease Emergence and economics of altered landscapes. This is how you can find the paper. It's a it's a PDF report the. Can Be downloaded at Equal Hal Stellian's dot org. Eight pages. Very interesting read to be honest. It covers Malaysia Thailand and Indonesia of the period from October to southern thirteen to February two southern nineteen. and. Not to recite at all, I'd like to. To give you a piece from. One Gabbay it's an environmental media outlet that I follow and can recommend. from the article author by ties, BORJAS and Sue Bradford on April Fifteen, twenty twenty called rapid deforestation of Brazilian Amazon. Could bring the next pandemic so way site in the article in one Gabby in the more. Let's say. Digestible form. Part of the report from equals millions that I mentioned earlier. So this beast goes as follows. It's a citation I'm not changing anything. One way deforestation leads to the emergence of new diseases is through fire in mid August nineteen and Group of international experts on zone Arctic diseases that is illnesses transmitted from any most humans met in Columbia to the lice, the impact of the wildfires when underway in their muscle in their statement they warned the Amazon region of Brazil endemic for many communicable or zone. Not Sick Diseases can after wildfire three selection for survival and Whiz. It changed the habits and behaviors of some animal species. These can be reserve force of zoning bacteria, viruses and parasites. This wildfire scenario has already played out elsewhere in nineteen eighty eight huge fires in Indonesia create conditions allowing the emergence of the night. Virus which has a morbidity rate of between forty percent and seventy percent researchers believe that the outbreak of fires, their cost fruit bats to flee their forest homes, seeking food in orchards. Then peeks ate the fruit that the bats had nibbled become an infected with the virus, ultimately infected law fact in local people who began to die from a brain. Hemorrhage. I'm wasn't. Fires are expected to grow wars as rebuilt. Agribusiness uses it as a tool to clear rainforest, and as climate change into is climate change intensifies. Drought there. So you can see that. The pandemic that we are having this hearing twenty twenty. is also quite possible, possibly related to the changes in land use. This was already the case in Indonesia in nineteen, eighty eight, and if we don't preserve. The rainforest Brazilian part of it `Ecuadorean part of it and so on. we might as well find ourselves facing and other pandemic that this moss probably GonNa be far worse. The one we're facing today. Well. I hope you enjoyed this episode as always. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. Ask Me and reach out to any, or if you want me to pass the questions comments to him, I will gladly do do so. I always do share with my guests feedback from the listeners. If you like the PODCAST, consider subscribing. Sharing on your social media. If you feel like leaving review, I would really appreciate a lot of raiders owner for chaser. This is the page that I have access to. For example if you're if you're listening on Pandora or spotify or Some other platforms that are not supported in Ukraine. I have no access even to the website to the stats I. don't see at all. 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The most related to the interview we had today is the episode I recorded. From the Amazon. When I visited in December for three days the remote area of the Brazilian Amazon, Rainforest There you will find. The sounds of the Amazon the birds. The people talking on so I I really made an attempt to. Create kind of. Radio piece. An audio Jordan. Hope you. Will you find connections there? And maybe it will complete the puzzle at least a little bit. Will help you understand. The dynamics of the rainforest and other episode that I really really live that. Yeah gives them. A sense of discovery, a sense of joy. About the nature that surrounds us. Is the episode I did with. The Nassar's former climate science communicator Laura Tenenbaum episode is called where the challenges the reason opportunity. I really liked talking to Laura and she was supposed to visit Ukraine in April this year. They remember when we were speaking. I said well. I will certainly be there i. saw it on her website. I will be there one hundred. We will meet in person. And then the pandemic happened and the lockdown, and of course no-one traveled anywhere. So this is also kind of in a way. Related to burn. To to this episode. In the in the in the personal level. Episode from last week if you haven't heard it already with. More on climate, adaptation and resilience in the remote rural areas, and in particular, the islands around the world is also. Nature bio-diversity. Related and I I can certainly suggest you go in listening to that one. Anyway that's it for today. I'd be happy if you connect with meal Leanne Tweeden you can send me your questions. You can suggest guests. Maybe you're the guest. The next guests on the show don't hesitate on. Be Shy. If there are any topics that You're curious about and you think I can cover. Where can find someone? 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1737: Best of Series: Philisha Mack: Leverage Your Content to Market Your Business

"Welcome to the conscious. Millionaire's show episode number seventeen. Thirty seven the best of series. Welcome to conscious millionaire. The number one show for conscious entrepreneurs and CEOS on a mission to build a highly profitable business that makes a positive impact on Egypt's discover how to make bigger money create a bigger impact and live a bigger live. You're listening to the conscious meaner network per by over twelve million listeners. In one hundred ninety countries now join your host. Jv Chrome the third the conscious me near Mentor Master in P. Coach Speaker and author of the number one international bestseller conscious millionaire. Grow Your Business by making the difference now are featured guest is an expert in content development. And we'll be discussing how you can leverage your content to market your business helping welcomed the guests. She is an owner and founder of the Mac Institute headquartered in Atlanta Georgia. She's the author of three books and is known as the Queen of content and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after content developers in the industry. She's created content for multimillion dollar corporations and made a quarter of a million dollars before the age of twenty three. My guest today is Felicia knock flea show. Welcome to the show. Thank you saw match honor to be here. I'm really happy to have you on the show. And you know that was my formal introduction but Felicia how would you describe yourself absolutely and thank you so much again for having me honored to be on this platform you know? I am a regular entrepreneur who is very very passionate about content development but more importantly assisting individuals entrepreneurs coaches business professionals in monetize their message. In so if there's one thing that I know for sure is that you know one the hardest part of really monetize in your message is is actually owning your your message right owning it and understanding your truth and so I've spent the first part of my career Monetize messages for corporations and for large companies and so now I am privileged to work with small business owners and coaches in Business professionals who are really seeking to leverage their content And to monetize on the profitably from it as well and so. I am located the Mac Institute is located in Atlanta Georgia And we have been open for over two years now. I've worked with a lot of amazing professional show would. Is this specific? Difference you make for your clients. Felicia I would say the one thing. Is You know taking information from a computer. Taking information from you know a youtube video and really creating something very substantial from bite-size content is what we call it in the content world right and so really allowing individuals to find you know products and their signature signature programs as well and to further monetize their genius through that through leveraging their content Is the difference that I make an end. So here at the Mac Institute we really pride ourselves on creating content so that our clients can increase their income impact and influence in their business. So in leveraging the content. And that's what we're going to discuss today. What is the first step that someone has content but how are they going to actually leverage it? And then what are they going to leverage it for? What's going to be the outcome of leveraging absolutely? That's a really great question. You know the first thing you WANNA do. Is You want to kind of organize what you have right. So if you are an individual that you do podcasts for example or you are really great with video content or even in author. There's a lot of different ways that you can leverage that continental the first step is to really organize your content and I recommend that you use a content calendar Some individuals may refer to that as a cash calendar But you utilize that to really organize it so that you're able to repurpose it. I'm monetize it okay. So you're going to organize material but in what we are you going to organize it. How do you when you say you're going to organize it? What are you looking for? And then what is the organization absolutely so one of the things that I recommended that you want to have in your content calendar you WanNa have a section that specifically focuses on your social media content right so you WanNa definitely Organiz your social media. Content in there is a rhyme and reason for that you know you can really utilize Your content calendar to see. What are the posts that have really Had the most engagement you know what are what are the specific topics that individuals are truly truly engaged upon And that is going to allow you to do that. Through organizing that content you also want to make sure that if you have a website than for sure you should have a blog that resides on that site until you WanNa make sure that that content is organized as well and then it goes on from there to specific projects that you're working on if you're an author if you writing easings all of that should really be compartmentalized in organized in a manner that you're able to utilize That content and leverage that at a later date okay. So you're organized within. How specifically are you going to leverage it absolutely absolutely? So you know there. There's a couple of ways to do it but I I recommend that individuals start with. Let's say social media right so you can literally go through your social media content and you can create e books from that really really easily easily. Have something that we do a lot at the Mac Institute and so you can go through there. You can organize your content. Look for things Between the content that you actually have on your social media calendar and you can leverage into an e book or a physical book digital products as well and and start to monetize okay. So now you're talking about taking your different tweets you talking about things from facebook linked in. I mean is it the blogs what specifically are you going to be able to organize into the book. Oh absolutely all of the above all of the above so one of the things that the the key things and most important thing that you WanNa do when you're looking at your content calendar you WanNa look for repetitiveness. So what are some things that you've talked about a lot right so a lot of times if we're talking about You know how to build a successful business. We're talking about that. Via Social Media giving individuals tips we may have post on Lincoln or may be highly visible in linked in groups. I'm giving tips and things of that nature. So what are the key areas that you're talking about and then what platforms are you utilizing to actually give that content to your your your followers on your viewers and then what's the best platform to leverage that and so that is where strategy comes in right so you wanna be very strategic as far as you know what your background is who your target audiences. And what's the best manner which for you to actually start to monetize your message and monetize the content that you currently have so? Let's talk about that if you can leverage content and you're GONNA leverage monetize. What are your options of Fort Monetize ing absolutely? That's a really great question One thing that I recommend is that it doesn't matter if you're an entrepreneur. You're coach consultant. Is that you have a signature program especially if you're a speaker you know. I work with a lot of speakers that have been on major national stages and I'm always surprised at the amounts of speaker said don't have products to sell things to offer from from the stage in the the one thing that you WanNa make sure is that although you're serving individuals through your genius you WanNa make sure that when they leave you that they actually have something tangible that they're able to have continued success through utilizing whatever concept that you're providing and so the one thing that I recommend that you create a signature program that is unique to what you what it is that you do what you specialize it but that can take an individual step by step by step through the processes that you are teaching and so this could be a virtual program right it could be An online program that you set up that based on a membership site right and so it could look like a lot of different things and But I recommend that you at least have one signature program. That's that's the goal so someone might be wondering ago kept got all this content. But how are they going to choose with that signature? Program is absolutely and so that's where strategy comes in it and one thing that we do here at the Mac Institute is we literally if you don't have content Calendar we actually created for you. Meaning that we can take. We can go back through your social media post. We can go back through your all of your social media platforms even and really organize that information In a manner in which we can then truly repurpose it. And you can get the Mo- the most for Bang for your buck is I like to say in. So it's very important to have that to start off with that organizational skills within that content calendar and then to to look at. What are your goals water? What's the key message that you really want your audience to really get and then how does that look in a program in curriculum based program for you to actually give to your followers? Oh I love that and is there anything else that someone should be thinking about when they when they're approaching? You'RE AN ENTREPRENEUR. And you're going okay. I have content. I WANNA use it for marketing. Is there any other aspect to this that we should discuss? Absolutely you know one of the greatest things I think about When I think about content marketing is really leveraging key words right and so a lot of individuals they are just kind of writing blogs because they're inspired but you really want to ensure that you do research before you write blogs or even with a content on your website because remember content in everything that's on your website your brochures even your business cards and so you WanNa make sure that you're using target key words that are You know applicable to Seo optimization on that you can be picked up on Google etc and so now to get your Turkey but you WanNa make sure that you write with a purpose that invite with the purpose of your Titles things should have key words. You should have keywords in the first couple of sentences in your blogs and Just the slightest tweets on on those types of things will get. You picked up really quickly. I'm in the search. Engines is well. I really appreciate that. This is great information. And we've been discussing this with FELICIA MAC with MAC INSTITUTE UP NEXT IS CONSCIOUS QUESTIONS. Alot this jv chrome the third founder of conscious millionaire. Now if you're like most entrepreneurs you're probably feeling like the rug just got pulled out from under you worse. You may feel like you're living in an upside down world. It is a new reality. But what does that even mean? Join Daniel Guth. Ras and me for birthing the new reality. Where do we go from here? We're holding free online sessions for three weeks to give entrepreneurs like you a place to have an honest conversation with other entrepreneurs fine answers for how to move forward and there's a listener to conscious millionaire. I want you to join us to share. What is going on with you and your business then develop answers together. Sign up now by going to conscious millionaire dot com Ford slash new reality go to conscious millionaire dot com Ford Slash. New Reality Join. Genuine me for birthing. The New Reality Reserve your place at conscious millionaire dot com forward slash. New Reality Welcome back. I'm here with our guest foolish mack. Who is an expert in content development? I want to congratulate you for showing up today because every time you listen to the conscious millionaire podcast. You're taking one more step Ford on your path to becoming a financial conscious millionaire to building your six or seven figure business getting your message out into the world in a way. It's going to make a positive impact with the people. You're on the to help and through this the financial freedom that you want and the lifestyle that you're seeking so thank you so much for showing up once again for yourself and now it's time for the conscious questions you know Felicia. It would be great if the first day that we all became an entrepreneur. Everything was instant success. The next the next week we had more cash flow coming in. We had to change banks because we needed a couple of banks to hold it off but the truth is we've signed it for a little different ride than that. We've signed up for a ride where we're going to aim for a Lotta goals that we don't actually reach the we plan. So we're not. GonNa we're GONNA feel in a way to get to a lot of things and every once in a while. They're going to be these blow ups that we didn't expect but because we've got a different mindset. We've gotta look for different outlook. We're looking on. How can we learn? And how can we constantly get more successful that we take those? What are literally failures? We turn them into learning experiences and become more successful. Could you share one of the failures? You've had how you learn from it and then how you turn that integrator success absolutely. I love this question so my one. My first business that I started was actually a studio a photography studio in in Virginia and I must say was fantastic. I I we thought it was fantastic. But we really didn't do a lot of research etc and so the business did not do well. Right did not do well. We ended up selling it but it just did not do from the perspective of our projections and so that was definitely a something. That was very difficult for myself to get over. Because you know of the investment that I that I did and so the biggest lesson learned from that point on for me was not to be married to the outcome. Right not to be married to the outcome. I feel as if we're kind of in an era where it's like. We don't want to do things because of fear of failure rights always that fear of failure in things of that nature so when you're doing something because you're passionate about it of course you've done research that goes without being said but you're truly passionate about what what you're doing that it's worth. The risk is worth the risk. Then you're you're truly doing it for a different reason which for me is to serve in so The biggest lesson I took from that was to Really be relentless about setting Goals and not be married to the outcome. Well and it sounds like what we call it your true north that passionate. Difference that you want to make the change you want to create in other people's lives and that you've got a strength to accomplish that that you actually come to the table and that when you have a bigger vision that all of a sudden it drives you in a completely different way now. You Are Mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs all the time. What are three Golden Nuggets? That you've learned from your journey or that you could share. That would help any entrepreneur become more successful absolutely. I'm the first would be to align yourself with individuals who are like minded individuals who had the same drive to be as successful or more successful Then you The second would be to always invest in yourself always invest in yourself so at every level that you've reached your business in your personal and professional life. You should always continue to invest in yourself whether that be through programs or getting a coaches and mentors and things of that nature but definitely always invest in yourself and the final one. I would say would be to not to be afraid to fail right because when you're when you're feeling truly what you're doing is you're feeling for so so don't be afraid of failure. Don't be afraid to take great risks. When you reach one mountain start to climb to another mountain right so so again. Not being married to that outcome. Great and you know we all need to get leads. But there's just two aspects to leads and usually only one gets discussed and we need to find the right people who either have problems or aspirations they wanNA solve right now and we're the ones who have a solution for that and they also have the money to pay for it but the other side of it is who we're looking for and we talk a lot about having a higher purpose having a a bigger vision for your life and your. Your Business and when you have that bat orients you and kind of focuses you in a specific direction. There's certain kinds of people that you WanNa work with conscious millionaire. We work with conscious entrepreneurs who want to make a positive impact and they also want to build a six or seven figure business. So how do you get a constant stream of the right leads coming in? That's that's really great. Really Great Question You know this is the million dollar question right. It truly is and for me. It is really Being involved right being involved and not only being involved and when I say being involved I mean on on various social media platforms being very active and engaged in groups with like minded entrepreneurs and building relationships But it's also about serving so sometimes you have to serve before you get paid right and so through serving you create opportunities that then gain leads and and etcetera etcetera and so it's really about being ready when opportunity presents itself but also it's about putting yourself out there and not being afraid to pick up the phone call not being afraid to you. Know Send A E mail or just reach out to individuals as well And so I would say those are the main forms of of how I gain leads. In addition to putting out really great content that is specific to my target market. Love that you know. We like to look at brands. Is there a brand that you really love? And if so why do you love it so much? Yes so there are a couple that I love. But I'll say one. I really love the model of starbucks right. And not only because. I'm an avid coffee drinker. But if you really think about starbucks in and how they truly just started With coffee and you think about the price points in all of that. Good stuff you know now. We drive into a starbucks and they have sandwiches and they have you know desserts and they have all of the other Alcohol even some places and so you know it's it really allowed me to kind of think about the model of my business and and and how. I want to really connect with entrepreneurs and coach them because I feel like sometimes we we. We create one product. Even and then we want to create another but it's really about maximizing and really becoming very efficient in one thing whether that's a product or service or your brand message But it's about really being creating that sense of clarity that it just truly just attract individuals. Individuals are able to self identify for the item the product with service that you have and then moving onto creating that that additional stream of revenue excetera. And so just looking at that and you know. There's we know a lot of fast foods that have done that Very successfully and so as small business owners. Sometimes I think we try to to bring on too much too soon without really maximizing the potential of what we kinda started with. And so. That's why I like starbucks and I love starbucks to to you know it's it's it's a great place. I think that they wisely created the situation. Where you don't have to pay to walk in no waitresses coming up to you like oh you've been here for hours on the table because they actually want you to stay there. I'd gone and done work there for six eight hours at a time. You know because I wanted to get into different environment right and a lot of times. It's a very creative. And Barb music and it's kind of cool but it's Kinda replaced the old Checkers you know. In the old general store that doesn't exist anymore and people came to play checkers to be social right. Yeah and now you. Kinda come to social. You've come to starbucks might need a few friends and you hang out there all over cities wherever you're at and they're just places you can easily meet up in their kind of also dubbed a lot of people's business offices right absolutely. I mean how many business meetings says everybody had in a starbucks? So that's I love that answer in books. Is there a business or personal growth book that you'd recommend? Wow I'm an avid reader One of my oldies which I hope that everyone listening has read by now. Extinct Grove Rich That the principles in that book is is. It's about everything but wealth you know in itself right. I'm literally and so you know. How can you actually attract and create wealth in your life in Your Business and and so? I really liked the principles that the book is based upon which a large portion of it is is about serving is truly about serving and so I would say that that is a great read but not only a great read but a book that you should study highlight do all that great stuff with as well. Well I agree and it won't be a surprise to us we should. That's the number one recommended book on the conscious millionaire podcast and it and it has been pretty much the beginning as it should be. Yup Great Book. It's one you could read every year and it's going to enrich you but you know. Success is no accident. And you're twenty three and you've been already very successful and congratulations for having the Mac Institute and and that you're really getting your work out there in the world and making your difference but you have to set up your life and you have to set up your day for success so Felicia how to use set up your day so that you have successful days absolutely felt one of the things that I do. Is I wake up every morning. Religiously at five thirty and I start my day in meditation and I work out as well and for me it just really slows my day down. You know if you start your day rushing at the house or whatever your entire day is going to be hectic so I really sit down. I have some quiet time and I set the intention for my day and as I progressed through my throughout my day. I try to stay Organiz. you know. There's a complete system that I utilize on as far as organization is concerned but I do that I and then in the afternoon I always take a break are always whether it's fifteen minutes twenty minutes and just have some some meditation time because oftentimes the first half of our day is done and we really need to reflect readjusting. Get ready for that second half and so. That's what I do. I do a lot of organization. I make sure that I set powerful intentions and goal was for my day. I have everything outlined as far as what is planned for my days. Well and and for me. It's about being president right. It's about being present in your day. and being present with the individual sector serving throughout your your your journey of your day as well so. Felicia WHAT IS CONSCIOUS. Men To you. Conscious to me is about being present. It's it's truly about being present whether it's being present in the moment you know if it's being present during a conversation now I feel in the in the state of social media in everyone on you know has smartphones and things of that nature is very easy to go out to dinner and you know. Have your phone there excetera. But it's really about just being present if you are You know working on an assignment be present working on their environment. If you're having a conversation with someone be present in that moment and truly You know serve and truly serving is is for me about what what being conscious is really loved that. And what's the legacy that you WANNA leave? Felicia the legacy that I would like to lead just from a personal perspective is that you know. It doesn't matter how you start. It doesn't matter. You know how you start what your journey started out as you can always write your own store. You can rewrite it and so one of the greatest books that I also like. Is the purpose driven life? And so when you really look at your life if this is the first chatter right. You're really just getting into the book. I'm just really put things into a grand perspective and so my legacy would be to serve In the best way that I know how and to really develop great relationships in And and really have loved throughout my life in spread love into the lives of others. 'cause YOU WANNA give a shoutout to one of the causes that's really dear to my heart. I'm actually writing a dissertation about it. Is is breast cancer survivors and specifically breast cancer survivors With cancer related fatigue will feel like a lot of times individuals. Of course we know. Breast Cancer Is is very prevalent right. But they don't really hear a lot of the stories about how debilitating cancer related fatigue can be for those survivors and so although there they've been in remission for years they are really struggling just to live normal lives in these are women with children in families and things and jobs and so definitely the American society and we'll put a link to them and in fact you can get all the coach notes at conscious millionaire. Podcasts DOT COM FELICIA. Thank you again for being featured guest today pleasure and I wanNA thank you for showing up and listening to the conscious mooner podcasts. 'cause you're the entire reason that we do this show? It's to get this information out to us so that you can take another step forward on your path to becoming a financial conscious millionaire. I look forward to connecting with you on our next show Felicia. Thanks again for being on the show. Thank you alot this. 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156: Side Hustle Spotlight: How this Nurse Started Her Natural Skincare Business on The Side (Aliyah Jenkins of Body Treats)

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51:50 min | 2 years ago

156: Side Hustle Spotlight: How this Nurse Started Her Natural Skincare Business on The Side (Aliyah Jenkins of Body Treats)

"You have to think about why you're doing this. As long as you keep the big picture at the forefront that's the most important thing and it's four one to have some generation of welcome my kids to to give something back to my community and as long as I keep that in my head which I always do because I had to. It's like okay I get. Why are we doing listening to side hustle pro the protests that teaches as you to build and grow your side Hustle from passion project to profitable business and I'm your host Michaela Matthew's academy so let's get started? Today's episode is brought to you by Gusto. Gusto stowe offers modern easy payroll benefits and H._R.. To small businesses across the country they were even named best online payroll by P._C.. Mac and as a side hustle pro listener you will get three months free when you run your first payroll so sign up and give it a try at Gusto dot com slash s H._p.. That's GUSTO DOT COM slash S._H._p.. Hey Hey guys welcome back to the show today. I'm back with another side hustle spotlight light episode so these are episodes. You know where I will interview someone who is still site hustling or very early in their entrepreneurship journey just left side hustling and is now doing a full-time. I'm finding it really interesting that someone who's going going through her own journey just recently having left her job and so I really love speaking to other people at this stage as well. Let me know how you guys are enjoying these so today. Spotlight is a Leeann Jenkins. A Leah is the owner and founder of body treats L._L._C. Body treats is an all natural organic chemical and toxic free skincare line that specializes in pastry inspired censored products body treats uses only raw organic butters organic oils and certified therapeutic essential oils working in the healthcare field for eight years as a nurse practitioner registered nurse a lear notice that there was this kind of revolving door cycle with most of her patients. They continue to come back to the hospital with the same health problems that they initially left with so she decided that it was time for a different approach and adopted a holistic lifestyle herself which included a plant based Diet physical and mental exercise and the use of herbs as medicine while adopting this holistic lifestyle Leah was also in search of an all natural skin care product that smelled like baked goods and was unsuccessful in finding it so she decided to make it herself right in her kitchen kitchen through the advice of her sister she then decided to make her personal skincare products into a business and in today's episode we will get into how she side-hustle while being a nurse while getting pregnant having her child and and how she was able to scale her business. Can we for you guys to hear this one so let's get right into it so welcome to the cash chair. Thanks Babbit me. Thank you for being here. Let's jump right into it. What made you decide to start site hustling okay so I found out I was pregnant and I just started a new job literally as so I knew I was only going to be working? Give for six months and at the six months I'm like okay. What am I going to do so I already knew how to make body butters because my son he had ECZEMA and I was making his own creams for him because you know within the medical field old like to write prescription for a steroid topical ointments in I._T.? WanNa give him any of that. 'cause I know what the side effects in the long term effects of that was to design research and made his own products <hes> show now fast forward. I'm pregnant and I I started making my own stuff for myself and was thinking about making a business into it but was working on the plan but once I found out I was pregnant. I was like okay. You know what let's just go with this because I know I'm going to be out of work for a while. I need to find a way take some money. A keep me occupied so that's why I started my side business. So what was your fulltime job. I was a nurse practitioner and like being pregnant going on maternity. Leave where you planning to not go back. How did you know you'd be out of work for a while or you're not getting paid leave well? I was getting paid leave but the first time I went on maternity leave with my son I was out for six months and I knew that six months wasn't enough time with him so when I had my daughter I knew I was going to be at long in six months. So I'm like okay. I gotta figure something out you know and then I was already not feeling working in corporate America. Even though it's in the hospital I was working in one one of those big corporate teaching hospitals and I just knew it wasn't for me like I don't feel like my voice was being heard. I don't feel like I was important. So I knew eventually at some point I was going to exit and dishes made it easy for me. You know what's so funny is growing up. My mom always wanted my mom's a nurse and always wanted one of the three of my sisters and I to be a nurse. You know she was always emphasize. What a great job that is so oh clearly <hes> at some point? You thought that but that's changed right well. I'll be honest when I was a registered nurse. I loved it. I loved it. <hes> the relationship between the registered nurse in the doctor was great. I feel like once I became a nurse practitioner and now I'm in the seat of making the decisions. That's where I feel like the dynamic between the physician and the nurse change it was more as has if okay. You're still a registered nurse. You take the orders you do. This and I'm like listen. I have my masters. I have a license and my degree like we're supposed to collaborate with each other and it wasn't that way. I don't you know you just don't don't feel hurt at least in where I was working at. I'm not gonNA say the name but I was working at. I just didn't feel I was being heard so I just knew and I could've went to another position and try but I'm like you know what. I'm not even GonNa do all this. I'm just GONNA find another way to use my license. Okay so now you knew you wanted to start something on the side and you already had experienced making butters. How did you learn how to make butters? And how long were you doing that out. Okay well. Unfortunately my son was born. He was born with eggs. Emma and I wanted to do something natural for his skin. So I went on Youtube before winning you too I did research on what different types of <hes> oils and butters and things you can use on your skin. <hes> of course shea butter is the best so from there. I looked at what oils what makes within was essential oils are best for your skin and I want you to in washed a whole bunch of videos on how to make body butter and cheese from experimenting and trying using this in using that as C. which one worked on his skin. I finally came up with a formula that worked in and went from there. So your formula you kind of took a it sounds like you learned but then you also experimented on your own and that's how you came up with the winning mixes exactly so how did you go about setting up the side hustle once you realize you wanted to start it experiments with selling 'cause. I assume that's what you meant by. You knew you had to do something. So what was your next step okay so from there. I'm like okay. I have this <hes> this body butter and it's great so I have my sister tried. She tried it. She loved it and she got some great views on it from her using it. I'm like okay so let me try have some friends and family stripe so I had took it to a couple of family members. They all all fell in love with it and I'm like okay. You know what I think is time to sell so I had a couple of hundred bucks are me like two hundred and fifty dollars so I went to the African store got a whole bunch of butters essential oils. Roles and I went to the Chinese restaurant went and got some containers that you use like they have those really small suit containers say the Chinese restaurant. Yes incident to give you these containers as you pay for now yeah yeah so I'm listening to have I think I bought like one hundred dollars worth one hundred dollars how many of these containers you gave me. He's like I gave you a dollar each so he gave me one hundred containers for one hundred dollars and those the first containers my first labels you know they were written on like a robot retreats on them all the ingredients and <hes> I took it to my old job that I was working before I got the new one and and at that point I was really heavily into holistic care like you know natural food dieting things of that nature and everybody knew everyone at my job knew that sounds listen. I got these body butters that I made from scratch using this this net and they try them. They all liked it like they were buying it for me like right there on the spot really just so you would open it they would smell in or or have so I have some samples to the side and I was like these are the samples. Try them rubbing on your hands and and <hes> you know working in healthcare. That's our biggest issue our hands because we wash our hands all day so they were rubbing. They was like Oh my God. There's spills so great I love it year our guest some reggae for sale yeah you know and and at that point I would give it away like for dirt cheap because I really needed to know like if it worked or not and the feedback that I was getting was great. Everyone was like listen. I use that cream I cannot and I go back to using a regular cream using this because my skin feels amazing and I was like you know what that's it. Let's go full throttle vicious do it had you made all one hundred containers everything you bought from the Chinese store. Did you fill up all those and sell them out. Yes our they within about two months two and a half months I feel I sold them out because after I tried it out I didn't event right after which was ridiculous like who does that. <hes> I was like you know what let me just take it to the masses and I didn't event and I sold literally everything I had wow. Where are you still getting in at this time? Yes I was six months pregnant crazy crazy. I am so impressed because first of all your scrappy you know you would think you would have gone to. I don't know where do people go for containers Michael's Costco. I don't even know what you're like. Oh just go down the block cleaners there. Did you stay with those containers or so. Where did you look next to find containers? Okay so okay so after that. I'm like okay I can't you. You know what it is. I had a vision in my head. I WANNA twist cap contain. I wanted to be clear pretty that acrylic kind of look so I looked online and I searched so many places in one place that I found is called Berlin Arlene packaging. They have them and what I like about them. Is they have it in all sizes from really tiny containers to really big containers and I've been buying them since then but I it was a difficult process because you know you don't want to buy bulk containers and you don't know what you're getting so I had to go through a lot of companies and assume that they could send me samples. If they mind sending me samples I did go to places like Michael's and things of that nature to see if they containers that I will want you know I experimented with glass containers terrible idea that can I'm try trying to be environmentally friendly so like okay yeah you know you we use it for whatever you want puts a change in their glasses drink out of whatever yet no that's a terrible idea <hes> <hes> tell them how much it costs or because of the process to put it in there one cost us to it can break and but the price of the put in is easy but then you know you have to think about it like you know if our package this up in send it all. There's a possibility it could break so so yeah but not found containers recyclable so it worked out great now. Let's talk about the marketing so it sounds like initially right out the gate there was word of mouth. You were really taking advantage of those family and friends. But how did you start to gain clients. Who Don't no you customers who don't know you personally vending events and I didn't even know about vending events? Someone actually told me about it one of my co workers who are selling butter too. She was like you know my church does Bendon events. You know maybe you should look into doing something of that. Nature and I'm like what's bending event. She's like you know those events where you go to and you have a whole bunch of people who have small businesses selling things like okay and I did some research I went right on event bright and looked the vending events in New York City and found an independent event in Brooklyn right before the Christmas Kwanza Time and I did that event for my first event and like I said I sold everything everything. How did you know which event was worth doing for example? Did you look for a certain fee like it has to be under this fee for you to participate okay so for my first event I had no idea I just saw it and take take and I got lucky but being two years in business now you have to be very strategic about your events on so it all depends on what you're looking for so for me for myself. I'm looking for events where I can network learn something and make money network because I'm a small business and I really need to get out the starve eating people of course we WANNA make money and learn something and why they learn something because I have two small children I'm not I didn't position to go to anybody's classes because instead of based in services <hes> I really can't go to school right now because it would really put like you know give it would be difficult trying to do childcare and going to school and trump. I don't have the time so if I pick an event where I'm learning something as far as branding and marketing and business. I just got all my money back with you asked me but as far as the event I don't mind spending one hundred and fifty thousand owner on an event if I know I'm GonNa get all three of those things that I'm looking for and plus. I'M GONNA make my one hundred and fifty dollars back plus some because that's just me I'm a hustler. I'm not leaving until I make my money back. Whatever I spent competiting including transportation you get my money back? Yes I'm always the first to get there and I talked to everybody so even if you don't sell sell skin care. You're coming to buy from me because I didn't talk to. You and I'm a major so intrigued you're going to get you're GONNA WANNA buy and I'm always the last to leave always the last to leave. I like this. You mentioned those three that that criteria because that applies to a lot of things I think we all take and practice that so from now on we're going to events where we could network learn something and make money right exactly get your money's worth your money's worth and now that you have exposed yourself to these people their clients their customers they want more. Let's talk about the actual process of developing your online store. Tell us about that experience. What was that like okay so initially for the first year? I didn't have the online store I would just do events often like I was doing events like every other weekend <hes> so by the time I hit the end of year one I was burnt out and I'm like okay. I gotta figure something out because I can't keep doing these events in have these small children N._B._A.. Wife and it was crazy so that's what made me say okay. I'M GONNA start my website which was smart because that takes care of me having to do events all the time and even when I was doing my events people always ask me. Do you have a website and I'm like okay. Lear is time to get the website to get it up yeah and it was the best thing I could've done. Why don't I wait so long like I should render this because you know no one wants to call you and put an order over the phone? Oh my nobody does that anymore. They WANNA go on the website order their stuff get their confirmation. No one is coming in colour today like they only want to talk to you. When they see a person they don't talk to you on the phone? So get in the website was one of the smartest things I've done. You can build the website yourself. I didn't have the time to do it so I paid somebody to do. It and I shopped around. I didn't just you know say okay. First person who comes to me. This is what I'm GONNA do. No I shopped around like this is what I want to spend but this is my vision and my vision can can you enhance my vision because I know my vision is limited like as far as graphics designs that that that's not my thing but can you see what I'm seeing and nick bigger than that and then once I found someone who could do those things okay now. We can talk so this time where you still working. At what stage did you step away from your job and we're doing this completely. Okay the whole time I was pregnant and working. I was running the company so I started in August of twenty seven and then I stopped working in February of twenty eighteen and I was running the business the whole time. How did you juggle this while pregnant and working fulltime any already had how many children one or one one and a husband I don't know and we moved and you move? Did you recruit help like on the weekends. Did you recruit your family members that help you know Oh you know what the problem is. In the KAYLA. I'm so stubborn and it has its pros because it gets things done but it has its cons because sometimes you. I need to know when to take a step that so but my sister she helped me the whole time so I did have my sister there and then when I did do events or if I needed the weekend to get butters done the children's grandparents parents help a lot a lot so you do need someone there to help you but as far as like making the butters and everything I did it all myself where you also getting feedback from people as people bought your products. Did you make any changes in your business based on things that your customer said as far as the product itself no but as far as like the label lane or the look yes you know like little things that we don't think about like for example. My first labels didn't have like my phone number on my email address on it you know and in one lady's like you know I like this but she said what if I lose Your Business Card and now all I have is this the being with this label and you don't have a website. How am I supposed to get to you and I'm like you're right okay? Maybe I should put my phone number my email address all my website which will be soon coming on the package in you know things like that but as far as the product itself I'm not changing. It and I didn't want to change it <hes> because I use quality products like I take that very serious. I use the best of the best. I'm not cutting it down to to the point where it's like. I'm just you're just rubbing something on you and it doesn't feel moisturizing or conditioning is you don't like it then you just don't like it and maybe it's not for you but I won't change the product at all. I think the product it gives amazing. I think so too. What do you think is your unique lane within body care and skin care? Okay some be honest right. Everyone who does in care natural skin-care uses Shea Shea butter in shape what is amazing. I love shave butter but everybody does not like shea butter. Some people don't like the heaviness or the greediness of shea butter so I was like okay. How can I do something different and that's when I research mango butter and mango butter has all the same properties that shea butter as far as the fat content with the fatty acids of the vitamins <hes> the moisturizing absorbed ability of it but it's not as heavy and is not as greasy so you can wear it in the summertime and that was the biggest thing people like oh I love buddy-buddies? I can't stand wear them in the summertime and I'm doing summer. Events and people are like I don't want to try and like just try just put it on and they will put it on there like Oh my God this is not greasy yeah and you could wear right now. Girl yes as a body butter. Come to this and can we talk about this since yes well. Can you eat them because I feel like when you smell it you wanna eat WANNA at least taste it. That's the thing that's why I called him. Body treats because new tree for your body so okay get. It's our go back a little bit so by treats really started because I was trying to be sexy for my husband and I wanted to smell like chocolate cake because he loves chocolate cake and I'm like okay. Let me try to find something and I couldn't find anything like I went to like all these places bath and body works lush all those places the body shop walgreens. Nobody had anything that was natural. Every if I did find something small like chocolate it had all these chemicals in at this point. I'm living a holistic lifestyle so I'm like all right. I'm not gonNA find this elicits. Make it I go to the African store and like Hey. You guys have anything that's smaller chocolate yeah. We got some cocoa butter okay. I already knew how to make body butters because I was making for my son so I just experimented with what I had at home and I put it on. My husband was like honey. This most sounds great right. You smell so good and I'm like yes. That's what I was trying to find. It works like I said and then I started giving away in everyone was like okay. This is really great but that was the first but it was chocolate cake. I like okay. I'm going to try something else and I just started experimenting because I love his central already had a whole bunch of them in the house and I just started experimenting in next thing you know we have vanilla almond in sweet mit. ihnen pink lemonade ends in Orange Clinical and is this <unk> grown winning growing and growing just I would literally wake up and have an idea and go try it and it would work. Almost immediately is only one thing that I had that I had idea my hitting didn't work out but the rest of them. It was almost instantaneous like it was meant to happen. It just worked out. How do you know that right mix of how many products you should have like you know as new ideas two years pop up? How do you know and it's like okay? You know what I have enough. Body butters like I'm giving people too many options now okay so how worked out is I wanted to make a ray of products where it could touch on everything. If you like sweet if you like citrus if you Mitzi if you like vanilla once I hit all of those marks I was like okay I'm done because the thing about people is you can't give people too many options because they get to confused ensues and they don't know what to do then. You can't have too little options because they're like oh well. Do you have this or do you have that in. I do get people who come up to me and asking well <hes>. Do you make this wave and do make this flavor and I'm like no this is this this is what I have and this is because once you start doing too much and then I have to physically make these things to turn to be making twenty flavors like we're in a like 'cause I'm making everything in by hand. This is what I had and it touches a little bit of every personality if it doesn't touch you man. I'm sorry then maybe it's just not for you. Maybe it's not for you and you know not. Everyone's your customer right absolutely and that's okay okay. I'm okay with that AOL. Hey guys it's Michaela here with a quick word from our sponsor. 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see for yourself at gusto dot com slash s h._p. that's got so dot com slash s._h._p. so what point you you had your baby and i only tricks or tips you can offer people to managing a growing business while your home with a newborn o._m._g. so all right account i'll be honest it took me literally a year to figure this out her first two weeks that she was born i didn't do anything i just couldn't and then i was sitting with her one day unlike elliot windy you just going to give the business up like you gotta gotta figure something out so i literally have to plan daily daily daily daily and i make three lists one list for the kids one list for body treats in one list for leah and then our prioritized as list and i take the two things from that list and get it done daily i can't do more than sticks things to do in a day with the two of them anything after that i'm not going to happen opens but at least six things i can get done and i have to plan daily because you know there needs change daily you know if they're sick i'm definitely not going to be able to do the same thing i was doing yesterday when they were running around well you know so you have to do that second you had to be consistent and you have to have patience and when i say consistent so for me i make them go to sleep ten o'clock they'll both in the bed and from there even if i'm dead tired i'm up making butters doing inventory <hes> do a my accounting information because i can't hire all these people to do these things for me because all the money goes back into abidi street so i have to do it and had to be patient with myself in with the business because i do know that having a business is a long term game i'm not going to see money coming in the way i want for a while because the business has expenses you know <hes> and then you know you still have to build up your clientele and things of that nature so i stay patient with myself and say our seat a long term goal i see my long term goal which is to make this a successful manufacturing business with employees you know 'cause people who look like me and you may need employment maybe a place where they feel comfortable and feel enlightened ending uplifted to work as you know it's not just about having my company it's about teaching others too i wanna teach others hey yes you can have a business with your children and starch and start even though you're working you can do it it's okay <hes> i wouldn't have business classes i wanna have on site childcare center like i have big goals for body treats i had to keep in mind that is going to take time for that to happen so as long as i keep that in my i'm pretty much good to go and how do you manage your customers expectations when things shift like that like your kids were healthy one day they're sick the next you can't get as much done how do you make sure the business still stays on track i make butters every day every day no matter what and that keeps me afloat as long as i keep them keep producing them if you order it's always gonna be ready <hes> and and i also keep in my head like for example when i order something i want my stuff yesterday or today today i wanna yes delivery like maximum are everybody's like me so i have to constantly keep making butters because i don't ever want someone to be like yeah i ordered from body treats announced the weight in two weeks later on my body that income in so as soon order it's getting shipped out i don't play that as you were speaking about i ordered from another body cure company one time on what their name is 'cause wasn't a good experience so i just wipe them off my <hes> it was exactly that ordered i think pay pal sent me a receipt never heard from them i had to excuse me excuse me i placed an owner or her right leg no ma'am no thank you as soon as it comes in blink our print yes next be wrong like i know things come up so that's why i asked so you how you manage people's expectations because i think communication is what i need personally as a customer it can late i will forgive you i will if it's the products good i will order again but do not go quiet 'cause you'll know what to tell somebody right a. and that's what i'll be honest disney honestly there has been times where i've been delayed maybe a day or two and to me that is a lot like that stresses me out because i'm like i don't like i don't like anyone waiting so now let them like you know do this do that i you know i'm sorry it had come within a day or two are you know but just be honest like the customer will appreciate your honesty as more more than you not saying anything just just be honest let's be honest so now let's talk about the challenges of working for yourself you were working as a nurse which has a wonderful salary <hes> how did you and your husband decide that you you weren't going back this was really gonna be it and how did you supplement or make up for that income that you no longer head right so the good thing about it is i knew i was going to be out of work so oh i started saving immediately like that whole six months that i was out i literally saved everything i had i also took on a lot of shifts so whatever body treats needed all that extra money that was coming can i put into it so when i did go out of work my husband knew i was going to be out for a while so he prepared himself also and he takes care of everything thank goodness but he has to work like crazy also so we just you know really see each other as much as we want to because he works two jobs but when we do see each other we make that you know like we make an important might all right let's take some fine let's talk call let's do whatever it is that we're going to do to have that you know husband wife town with each other and go from there but he's very supportive and that's the thing finding someone who really supports your vision you know he's just like honey that's what you wanna do that's what makes No clothes no shoes and no is temporary is ready so I don't mind it but it's a struggle because I'm you know I'm that girl well. I've been very prissy super pretty girls. Just WanNa go through the nail along but it's like no because that money can be spent on something for the business in this business is what's going to sustain you twenty two years from now so yeah those weight and although you can't always predict you know when you're going to be in the position you want to be in. Did you guys also sit down and talk about we are willing to do this for X.. Amount of time and we're hoping hoping to get here because we you and I both know marriage Kansas state itself when you're ships passing through the night right so I talk about what the end game is and how long you're willing to do this kind of non ideal situation in order to get there here I mean I haven't had a conversation my husband about as far as like how long I'm willing to put into it but I did have the conversation with myself and like let's be honest if it gets to the point okay and I'm not same quit. I'm talking about sitting down and planning out and saying okay. I really think we can get to ex- by if I do this and work as hard as I'm about to work. I really think we can get here and then I will be able to you know do less of this this or something right well. It's a little difficult to have that conversation right now the only reason why because if the kids so right now I'm slowly growing body treats with my children once the kids get to to a point where they are able to pretty much do for themselves. I mean like at school age. Then I can think I will be in a position to have that conversation to say I'll be able to do this at this time but right now because they're so young and they neat so much. It's hard for me to pinpoint that so I just really work with what I have right now. And what do you think if you know this is kind of new but if someone's listening right now and if there's one way that they can help you besides babysitting he's sitting but with lung. If there's one way that they can help you to grow your business. What would you say well? One thing I do will obviously make in butters right but to the accounting part of it because because I'm constantly making butters making butters making butters making butters sometimes that does take a back burner in its shouldn't. That's actually the really important part because you need to you see where the money's going. Where's coming out from rare could be saved? You know that I would say is where I need assistance with someone who can help me. I'm very organized so when I go to do it it's one-two-three get it in. Is this the time part of where to find time to get that in so if I did have an assistant I would definitely have an assist to help me with the accounting portion of it and making butters uh-huh. It's so important because it's not just keeping track of where the money's going it's having a true understanding of what it costs you to make each butter because when you buy in bulk and you started just you know you're producing every day it's easy to if you're not Wayne and doing the math on how much it is per ounce gram. Whatever it's easy to not know your cost to make each product so important to understand your margins? Oh my God that is the most important yard knee the most important part like when I make everybody I count every drop in oil goes because you need to know that costs because if not you'll lose money you no you need to take into account. How much product you using your packaging your labels your time all of that has to be accounted into when you make your product? Has I've had people tell me your buddies are too to expensive well. Excuse me these are quality products and there's dining artist by very anywhere. I'm getting the best of the best so when you come back you. We know why you're coming back. It's not like Oh yeah. Just use that but no girl listen. I noticed this money but I need this in my life like I want you to feel like you need this and you can't do that. When you're using basic stuff like no I am getting the best <unk> stout exemplary and you know I guess New York by making a little bit harder for some of your customers to because you're used to that five dollars shea butter man this this is not right or Jamaica Avenue like no no? It's not that so I hear you on that and also a little long way. We're also used to just scoop it out this big Old Dallas of whatever a little goal such a long way with quality products. Yes I tell my customers that all the time like you should not be running your butter in a month like when you spend your money it's you're getting your money's worth a little really does go like a little fingertip full. You can rub on your whole arm literally but that's what I want like. I want you to get your money's worth because I'm putting all my love and creativity in time into it and I want you to feel like you're getting that back. When you use it speaking of quality you were making organic organic vegan products? What is it like to preserve a product when you're not using preservatives okay very easy as long as you're not using anything water-based? You're good to go it. Generally has a shelf life of a year so like in my butters I don't use any Allah water or anything of that nature because it will mold and get bad okay and is it the temperature matter like you have to keep it at a certain temperature. Yes room temperature anything over seventy. I would say anything over seventy eight degrees is gonNA melt like but don't be one. Don't don't reading a car on a summer day. You'RE GONNA come back to a bottle of liquid natural but the good thing is if you just put it back in the refrigerator or the freezer for a few minutes it goes right back to with state so you're good to go okay and are you at the point where you can. You're making consistent revenue and you can kind of predict it each month. Yes which is good like initially. It was like Oh my goodness. I don't know what's going on. You know like I would hear anything for weeks. Stuff come in they went here. Anything's for weeks but now is getting to the point where things are coming in daily. which for your too? I think that's amazing. I will take it like even if it's more. It's more like a couple of hours a day. I would say about tuna three orders day but to me like I said I went weeks without hearing anything and I'm like Oh my God. This is not gonNa work so I'm so happy is so real to get a couple of orders day honestly and it's GonNa pick up Ryan and what was your experience with profitability. So are you profitable. How long did it take you you and are you able to start putting any of that aside and not just back into the business okay so year one? I even doubt I put in what I put in. I made back which is good for first year on now we near to literally for the month of April. I'm starting to see a profit which is great right and then in January February March I was able to put like a small little bit of money to the side for savings is small but to me that is huge as substantial because it's better than nothing is a start so that's great finally starting to see a profit but the thing is is you have to know your numbers. You have to be up on your accounting. eighteen which means like you know my first year i was just getting what i can what i can get my hands on whatever i can get my hands on just to keep things afloat now it's all about you know increase in profit and cutting back on costs so things like buying in bulk when you can cutting back on shipping costs when you can you know if somebody's having a free shipping special yep i'm buying that month thanks are we getting that because shipping that cuts into your course and looking for sales okay if if i have a specific site that i <hes> get product from i'm always watching for when they have a sale and that helps cut cost significantly for me do you still do events events or have you been able to scale back on those since you're online now okay so yes i still do events because i personally love events i love having that one on one interaction with people i like talking to people i like to see their responses when they try butters so i do do events but now only do them about once a month before we do i was literally doing event every weekend saturdays and sundays now just once a month which is great because that gives me time to catch up on my accounting make butters spend time with my kids and get everything that i need to get done and still do events at the same time okay and this elite get any a lia time like i'm picturing can you in your house like from sunup to sundown do you leave your house do you do you make your products in your house how do you get time out of your house i don't the loneliness add of entrepreneurship inside has went is real are you dealing with that okay i'll be honest it does get lonely sometimes i'm like me and i really just wish i could just like going girlfriends reverend's but you have to think about why you're doing this as long as you keep the big picture at the forefront that's the most important thing and it's four one to have some generation wealth to my kids to to give something back to my community and as long as i keep that in my head which i always do because i had to it's like okay i get why are we doing and its temporary because there's gonna be a point but i'm really young i'm just saying when i hit fifty not and everything is like boom running i got a whole nother fifty years to do all kinds of stuff so i'm just like that's a great perspective to have leg weights at the shoe ruined the foundation foundation were laid right now listen what is next for you what what's your goal for the year what are you working on well right now i have my healthy hair i'm tapping into the hair just <unk> just midget not too much because hair i didn't realize here is oh my goodness it's serious so okay so i- tapped into the healthy hair stuff a little bit while i make my own here oil and i make my own <hes> hairspray it's like aloe base hairspray everything is all natural that one i do use preservatives only vitamin e. for the hairspray because he does have allo in it and i make the alum myself and i use i use an infused t- that i put in it but i started using in my own hair and i saw how crazy my hair was growing and my sister was like well maybe you should sell out to i like going to want to buy this everybody has their own hair products and stuff that they're doing yet right listen have you met me have you met me listen to kaitlin thin you is really good kissed today i had to talk myself out of the c._v._s. i'll i was like you know you have no business in here you have enough air products you don't need anything so but that's the thing with making when you like when you is a big lake okay that was neat ira go to adidas acquired store or you know c._v._s. walgreens and get my hair up and my head wasn't doing what doing what i wanted to do so i was like you know what let me just trauma own stuff i use you know for my skin let me try for my hair and it ended up working way better than the stuff i buy i don't even use that stuff anymore i come on so there's that and then i'm working on a men's line okay yes yes so we're working on like i wanna do like a nice box guys 'cause they always feel left out every time i do an event stuff just kidding no kidding that's smart especially the beard stuff is really taken get off these days so yes so i'm working snapchat and it's really nice to have some guys trying to in there really love in it and so do do a beard box which come like beer all you'll beer gone a body butter in a soap for the gosh so okay so let's jump into the lightning round you know the deal you just answer the first thing that comes to mind you ready yep already number one what is a resource that has helped you in your side hustle that you can share with the side hustle pro audience this side hustle pro right and skill share <hes> number two what's been the best business books that you've read this year rich dad poor dad by robert kiyosaki amazing book because it talks about like the importance of financial literacy on how to make money off of investments basically had a start in own a business so that would really helped me with body cheats lots i would suggest that for anybody who's just coup just wants to become literate on finances that would be the perfect number three who is a black woman side hustler sat motivates v._8.'s you to keep going and why he shed dillinger she is the owner of curls and she had her own start like me she was in corporate america didn't feel appreciated got out of it and started curls and that was like almost ten years golden curls is like popping now is like a big thing number four what is a personal habit that has helped you significantly with your side-hustle all k plan daily make your list daily of what you can and cannot do a prioritize a._r. ties that and consistency in patients helps a lot and then finally what is your party device for fellow side hustlers that it's okay to scale back and what i mean by that is this like for my first year by treats i was running running running 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EP102: How Young Hairdressers Can Find Industry Success  with Gianluca Caruso

How To Cut It in the Hairdressing Industry

1:00:30 hr | 2 years ago

EP102: How Young Hairdressers Can Find Industry Success with Gianluca Caruso

"This is how to cut it in Hess industry podcast show. We've dumb lane episode number one hundred into. To how to cut it in the head Jesse industry podcast this show, you that gives you insights, rations and information to take your handwriting and offering rich. To the next level as your host. Dumb. What about to how to cut in hedgerows seen industry puck show with myself dome lane? And here's a little taster of what you can expect from today's episode. I think sometimes their young address our schedule not be talented or nor are not as good. I that guy or has good goodies had our director. Nah, I think is about Evan the brave to work hard. That's why we are going to be joined today Budgie, and Luca Caruso who is the current British hairdresser newcomer of the year two thousand eighteen and if you were young hairdresser who's listening to these shows befallen, many of our episodes. Finding industries success is saying that may be very very important to you all maybe just knowing what can be achieved if you work hard engaged and. Passionate about the industry. Nuts is exactly what this brilliant episode with John LUKA is going to give you today. So sit tight for this one. I know that you are going to get so much out of he's going to give you some great ideas on getting creative industry. Why finding creative projects just helps a daily part of hairdressing a little bit more exciting, and what industry success could bring you die. So these are many the points that we're gonna be talking to Gianluca about today. And I know that that is going to be absolute gold for all of you is. Now before we get into this episode. I just want to give a very quick shoutout to our friends at scrubby towels who provide in disposable towels for the hair industry bus switching to these beautiful look Jewish absorbent towels. You're gonna be doing you'll bid for the environment. Now at scrimmage day have provided a twenty five percent discount off on your first order and by going to screw me dot com and using the code how to cut it. You will get that twenty five percent off on your first order, and they're also happy to send you a som- who pack off that town if you are unsure of their products. So thank you to them for sponsoring the show. Let's get into this episode today with the current British hairdresser newcomer of the year. Gianluca Caruso of tiny guy. I'm really excited to welcome onto the house Cutty podcast the current Br. British hairdresser newcomer of the year two thousand and eighteen Gianluca Caruso, says young Luca welcome. Hi, thanks for having me. For me. I just said that we have got the Kurram. British hairdresser newcomer of the two thousand eighteen I start smiling to be honest. The big big achievement for me. Yeah. Some sounds. Great. Sounds great. Does sound great water rights on? I mean, that's gotta be seeing that really sets you up for you career. I mean having that on your CV. Yeah. This subsequently great is an amazing achievement is one of the goals. I had since I came to London and ace ace something, I'm believable, still always. So sometimes when I like people Saudi academy this saying, let's they come believe, it should be honest by is obsolete. Greats to every is not always think is a great memory of their all night as well. So something is. I'm literally unforgettable. And we saw very difficult to describe how you feel in these situations will always have that woods. And I remember seeing you just beforehand that they with Sylvester even it was an amazing night. I think world unto Jane, and hey shade team that they put on a fabulous night. The atmosphere was electric iron yet really excited. When I so you get up there and take that tied to another pretty much the following day. I think may new then may content again did we and we sort of set back onto today, the podcast, and the reason really why, you know, I'm so excited to bring you on because you know, you will base in Italy had one wars in Italy. And and obviously you've now the newcomer of the year at the British address in awards, which is epic. So I thought you would be the perfect person to have a chat to get an insight into you'll success with the awards. What it is that you feel has maybe helped you do so well the will inspire maybe a young. Anger generation of hairdressers to maybe do think similar to what you've done, and I think to get that over and so we're going to kind of go through that way. So, but I really Shan Luke is to just totally audience where you're currently based on what you're doing in headdress and right now, so I'm assuming based on twenty island so on Monday Decatur that. And so basically, we are the academy we teach pretty much everything from cut scenes collaring to styling. I'm more into cut. Cutting points view. So I'm more like in creative cart seeing foundation causing which is our future foundations or basic and also in suits on and guide training. What Sunan guy stuff as well? So we go lots of causes lots of classes as well idea condominium. I'm pretty much everywhere. Where Oviously news is about. It's about cutting and styling. But yeah, this is this is me at the moment. Academy mainly and then during the weekend where can one of the Solomon of Taunton guy, obviously, housing foods would be to work in during the week in Puglia education. So that's that's one of was one of my goal since against London to be honest. I sit on the four reason. And the reason was to be, you know, wake next to each other to amazing people like, you know, you had to call his world soaking. We didn't interview which you we'd indeed is well we like Sylvester's. Well, so these people are literally amazing. And this is something they are always wanted to to do when it was needed that. I was looking at them like I does like egos and to now work with them next to each other. Every day is is amazing is absolutely amazing. Was why it was my dream. It was my goal and a map you day. Tune into reality to be honest. If you lose a hairdresser in Italy, easy UK somewhere that you was excellent as an industry to industry so get up early because they need to Lee our work for twenty guys need to work for turning guy Milan. And the whole no I'm very lucky because my daddy. The hairdresser to a score. Twenty guy franchise in initially saw was working both in that. But the thing is they need to for the reason why we worked for Sonnen guy. You always learning from these people from London. So they look obsolete from pasta because you are every year, you get DVD's, and you watch them, and sometimes they come all the way from London seat till he to maybe teach you dear collection or give you some tips for me. You always was the best moment in the low on holier to be honest have them talk to them, even if I couldn't because of my English wasn't that good to be honest. At either. Yet obsolete from from Italy. I'm not saying them them. The titans. Hairdressing mies is not good. I'm not saying that. I'm just saying that the way we see England in the way. We we see London is absolutely amazing. Literally is the best you can get nowadays in in the head dressing industry. England is always been the best country in, you know, cutting in you know, in coloring headdresses in in general. So for me was literally a dream came true. Well in episode foods, he will not you're not the pleasure to bring on July seven hour of the show native, you Dangelo when you're in good company because he was Tony guy. And he came to you Tony going up leaving Milan. If I remember rightly us, thank correct me, if I'm wrong, but you know, law you he made that move to England, and we'd be certainly see this. You know, the Tonneins really do make for wounded for hairdressers. Yeah. When you get that thing, the UK creativity combines the taste level of an Italian makes a really good hairdresser. The exile. You took a good point because he's abou-. Sometimes it's about this, obviously is about the skills. They use literally we'd training you can make Luke path and make it better fed by is about Evan decreed city. This will this country gives you and this city, especially gives you is a new way to think into Fizi things as well. So literally opens up your mind and your eyes at free hundred sixty degrees. So you start saying and you start approaching with the same technique by in a totally different way in central thinking. And as that's makes a big difference, Moses. So you had success in Italy before you can to the UK. I just want you to just share with the listeners some of the things that you wouldn't in Italy. Oh, yeah. In Italy is pretty much the same as British. She's no has big as British bought days. The Italian addressing woods saw. I had them Idaho. Tutu win twice the new comedy, the respectively, new Commodore day need Sally. And then there was another. The way was considered a back cuts style a faint yet was back style. And then last year was like best Luke's or the overall award. So literally the day before. VHA nights. I was in Italy. It was in bologna. To to to join these obviously these award and then the morning the morning after to fly to London and in the evening. There was the chain is so it was that good. Concha? Epic year. We did have that in such quick succession, and I can't be too many addresses that I can think of the con- up Italian new camera hairdresser of the year. And then British hairdresser newcomer of the that's pretty rare. I don't know what Iansa to be honest. Always Feek always think about about myself Doma. I dunno. I do believe do. No, great people. They may be on north very ensue. How ward as well. So, you know, I don't think is the way you push yourself as well. A how you feel in these awards people don't feel comfortable or they just feel a little bit strange uncomfortable in these. I think he's about how you feel. But yeah, I I it's obsolete cry for me come and ask for more. Absolutely. No, absolutely. And what about the prestige in Italy winning? These was does it have a similar prestigious it does here in the UK to be honest, not really is go big prestige, obviously. Because he's the show is linked also to aesthetics and magazine, which is a massive magazine easily. Unfortunately, it doesn't have the prestige yet because I do. Believe there is to be. Honestly, I Don off in the way seven editions than nor is quite new as well. So I think he's catching up to be honest or form I remember from the first year to last year off inky improved the law. So offing, I think he's gonna get bigger. I think you're obviously when you compare this to be a child as been there for many many years, they do an amazing ni-, they do, you know host. So that the people as they they are they are the best in the world of this -ly econ did all environment changes completely when you win. The new KOMO here in the British address in woods did detect any attention in Italy, yet to be honest to be honest. Yes, I'd lots of lots of messages. From Italy as well. From to be honest, all awaits Lee, saying, congratulations. And also few messages that were asking, you know, to comedy academy. Because at the end the end of the day is is an amazing opportunity also to odd for where you working as well. I think you know. On the end of the dam weakening sauna guy at few messages as well there where he insisted in Evan. Evan training is where insulin guys or is absolutely prestige thinking eatery as well. -absolutely reaction to be honest. I was quite lucky because I had all my family, and I was up. We couldn't believe it. Because when when it was the guy on stage, wait are knows the names. I didn't want to watch it. So I didn't want to see him but didn't want to hear anything. So I just I soon as I heard my name just woken onstage by when I came back. They were absolutely so happy. I remember my mom was pretty much crying as well. So it's yeah. It's a was emotional still now sitting this moment is still very very emotional. Like, I said, he's an amazing memory this figures. Yes is about winning by a Saint. Siamese about keeping something in inside yourself to, you know, keep you motivated than by the saints have something that makes us so proud a happy and why not emotional sometimes? Yeah. So. Hold on twenty four twenty four th grey AJ. I mean so much. You've achieved already. I know you started at seventeen didn't you work in an your parents Salam into Yemen? And and what I did notice actually we've in. Why just we didn't Loubier about you was you can you these early years at your parents gave you the vital key skills, which was you know, really important to you. So what did you see is vital key skills that it gave you what will are? They. That's that's a good question. Actually. So I have to say that of my dad give give me all is. No all in my dad at the end of the day. All my family to be honest, especially my identity. My mom gave me them. Change to be brave. Once I tell you why. When when when I was in Milana was doing my education. My dad was constantly every day. Don't trust me. Like, my dad can be very very tough. Every day was literally paying to go to London. Gutsy london. Toning guide. Stay we damn train with them schism study with them live with them. Basically he wants he wants to meet to be that to be here. So I I did once heightened fonder was like, listen, I wanna stay need to legal my friends. You know, when you quite young was seventeen. I was sorry. I was eighteen Neely nineteen. I didn't want to move. I was I didn't have any experienced by living on my own as well, bang of rants. I didn't know anything about this. I didn't want so but essential point. I really felt it was time to move as well it was the time for me to. To, you know, have a different career than my dad than just only be, you know, the son of of your of the boss of work, and he just come over. I just wanted to have my own journey and be respected for my skews. No, my my dad's mum's cues if it makes sense. So I just decided to move. It was very very tough before as think two thousand fourteen or fifteen if I'm right? I just moved there completely changed a chain because I couldn't speak English. Couldn't do. I couldn't do. I could do have by not as as good as stem at that time so festival they made me brave enough to change my life. A Secondly what they gave me I think the key point. He's right mentality environmentally, which doesn't sound signs is not equal to say be positive because you know, sometimes you feel up if feel down by that Ryan mentality that you hundred percent sure, they will you will make it to the top. And he wore they told me is that if you can see your mind, then he can be possible it can happen. And I think this is that key points, then skills, and then them ability on catching coloring stunning hair. Then he comes with practice because if you if you go in mind, right attitude, if you go your rhyme insanity. A you know that you're gonna make it then proc. This comes by as a consequence you're going to practice like from morning to evening from morning to deny sometimes so you would just make it. So I would say be brave sometimes mood to f- changing your life and have the environment. Silently and be sure all what you're gonna get. I would say these today literally gave me a note there are St. the key of my of my career here London. Absolutely. Brilliantly pulled thank you for sharing is so good. And it once you're saying, I'm kinda stand in here. And I'm thinking to myself. This is great. I actually today I had somebody Shammar picture, and it was host shooters rule sat down and there were listed Pichardo would area, but they were listening to a podcast who's pictured? And and that's what I'm thinking to myself as you're telling me, this is young hairdressers. The may be don't. Get the possibilities of what is achievable in the hair industry. From you saying that fee, you John Lew calming war is possible for any young hairdresser whose Stein out and begin. I wanna get out of this industry. This is a good question. I will answer that. Because I think sometimes when it's talk we lots of young hairdresser in the academy. They are literally teach alerting how to out to hail to style hair. You know, sometimes people think so I'm not talented enough. Don't trust me. It's not about silent. I don't think I'm talented people. I'm not into person. I'm not I'm a person they constantly working every day before these interview, I was preparing some hair for by next photo shoot. You know is no about talent. I don't invent something from nothing a study. And sometimes it's not about silent. How how how'd you put yourself in work? If you don't put yourself too much in what you doing you. Don't put yourself forward at the same time. And maybe it's not your job one hundred percent or maybe your ambition is not too high as well. If you're mission is not too high. Maybe it's not what you one of the same sign if you make sense. So I think sometimes the younger address our schedule be talented or nor on OB as good. I that guy or has good as hard director. Nah, I think is about Evan the brave to work heart. That's the key is about talent is no about be. We say in in each in each Arlen initially. We say, oh, you are someone who who is born with something. I don't think he's like that. Maybe you could have you can learn something Olympic quicker than someone else. By is about how hard you work. And that's all it is. Because if you understand the life, you can be anything you want. Then then you can be anything. You want for stuff is now can be headdress. You can be an engineer. You can be anyone if you. Hard work and what you're doing. You can be anyone out of sorts ho- those young hairdressers engine, Luca Sagan. So those young listeners what is what can they achieve? You say they can be whatever they want so in they don't understand industry, for example. I'm just saying that they've entered into it that sat there listening to you can with us. This is great Gianluca you've won awards. But what one what's the point of all this? Why? Good point. So. To be on a sees in our woods. And in anything. They do to be honest. It's not bow winding is no about be successful straightaway. It takes time that all point is to put yourself into hard work. That's why I think it makes sense. We what you asked me before is these these things awards or these things like Evan goals. And setting yourself goes for the future. It doesn't have to be a big future by even a small fusion. Maybe in the next month setting yourself goes literally giving you don't put unity too, hard work. Why is because you you should love. What you do? That's the whole point. They awards is literally the something is like a topping something extra. They literally can give you the extra bid because you know. I could I could not agree. All no one tells me to do for two should know wants me to do. I was. Just a wants to make because I want to push myself full while I want to train extra off the my HR was Anita. They're cutting me on this on on a one to work extra wants to be better festival as of passion. And then as head dresser. Because he literally opens yourself up to anything and in our industry, we have very lucky because you can do whatever you want. You can be a freelance. You can be a Sahlin owner, you can be you know, you can learn how to car out to caller. You can do anything you could be uneducated you could travel you can focus on only Duquet show. You could focus only on the solid is there are so many different ways that you could say there literally is very hard to get bored to be honest Juno. Understanding it just poor in with the laws. You telling me this because I get it an innocent view as I'm just picturing those young listeners listening to this show and hearing this and again. Because that's what for me is. What is so important that they have to understand that anything is possible in this industry? If you're Tom Konno's back in episode to the very first, we said law is cry. If you wanna be a non to five hairdresser nothing wrong with that. That's great. But you have to know that there are things out there, and you can be whatever you want to be in this industry as long as you prepare to do more than just go home and pay play candy crush on your. Asia. That's that's the key for hairdressing, this the keel everything is one hundred percent hundred percent. Like, I said to you before these interviewer was prepared in stuff on my next photo shoot. I wanna do. I wanna try to do better than next year. And if there's sort of the last year, if he comes good if noise an experience, I've been myself another experience in my life does make sense have you entered the BI. I and I tried to answer I enter last year. Okay. And it was the lock year. And then the before I didn't get from. Why do you think you think it through the house? Here at what's the laughing. Because I was so upset by I understood they are after I understood why I understood maybe the vision it was a little bit still too young. So if I compare the last two years ago collections what I've done these last year is completely. There's a huge difference of ink when you comes to award and you wanna do own awarded also yet to be mature enough. I don't just go even if he's newcomer, and you you didn't have any experience photo shoots of room suggest to have some experience. I to try to meet the team as well to build up, a nice, the bid up Nuys more those and then you start from that. Because otherwise a could happen. Like like, we made that you star you try to answer you don't get through. And you start to get frustrated and start to get like all why is not possible. And sometimes, you know, people. They are judging are not very clever. They know what they judging. So they literally a thank you was it was I was in mature enough as well. Also, they're all collection was a tiny be weaker. I think these showed a little bit more skills as well. In nine cutting by mailings styling hair brilliant, now only snus again, young hairdressers listening, and I think in ROY pressure just I want to go for this. But you just kind of Raleigh put that there may be don't go stray off into the BI. Maybe. Well, it is could somebody that works in a small tunnel or works who's attending college. And I think I want to have a go do survive shows. What would you say to them at first of all they that is not a chain life. I mean, there are so many competition that is Laura grow trophy while at term vision, which often guy I don't remaining introductions who competitions. So I started that I start to these competitions. Just to also give an idea to myself, what our competition is also walk on my competitors as well because they bring in up war, the other ideas, they have as well and also fought to shoot sees about also building. Team. I think is is good to have seen as quite solid that, you know, your dog refers festival, and and basically you work with him as well to build up the best collection you can build by. I was I was just, you know, honest to to enter be HA doesn't cost anything. So I would I would answer it anyway. But if you wanna ever kind of interaction instead of entering sterling's would be traded are so many competition which on raids, and they're also divide that environment is fantastic, which are Laura trophy Wella trend vision these competition are great for young address, or even the headdress really be more experienced. But it didn't experience the competition. Yet, so often those are great. And then, you know, if you go you to show four pictures, send them to be changed anyway. But at the same time, you know, you're to think that that is the possibly today you you don't get fruit. Because this is something that I didn't take in consideration. So years ago, I was straight it because I didn't take in consideration. They. I was a possibility that could get in. So sometimes we need to be aware of what we're doing at the same time. So I would say yes peop- fray, try few competition all sorts give an idea as well. And enter being with John. We obsolete be a happy festival to enter a such big competition such a prestige competition as well. But Saint signs, you know, be don't don't be like me don't be frustration. If you don't get fruit bonds, like I said, you know aren't competition. Not only not only be are so many that you can answer. And actually, the the reason because you know, Rudy gone off in this side, young Stein hairdressers and having somebody like you is just the perfect mentor. I feel to to to this kind of audience and let you think is important. I experience competitions in the woods. I wanna know is a headdress Emma, self Gianluca. When I was at college went down, I into competitions. And actually it broke up a little bit of the. Upi Catholic inside it. But sometimes the daily bul them abandon apprentice because it can be standing there, and you learn, but it just guide that Saint Ellison that excitement, and that's why I really feel we need to encourage young headdresses to just enter into Crichton images or two for competition up. So I think he took a great point, especially Prentice stage. Lots of lots of young hairdresser. They gave very that's true, they get bored because you know, as as a tough moment also them most of them. They're very young. They're sixteen as well. So general as I think it would be a nice boost as well. But not only to be the person who does the shoe why not helping someone on the show. For example. I go lots of people like also asking me, or do, you know, why if you need an assistant, if Anita you need days, if you need days, please call me effing these people. They like like you said they are. They took the whole point of photo shoots. And these are way too Vavi eight your routine, basically is a is great is also for super young headdresses. You know, if you go someone in a, you know, someone, you know, going help or going to watch, you know, how many times I hold, you know, paint sink rates for many directors, and I still do that because they are so much experience. They literally you everyday from there, and you can they richly could they can make your day different every day in the give your Libya sinement as well. So having a mental that's important. Yeah. Hundred percent. Yes. Having someone that you can share your ideas. Evan someone that you can speak. Normally you can speak clearly as well. It's obsolete both on and somewhere. Also that you get expired as well inspires world. To anything. He does it could be fought to shoot he could be on daily basis. Work obsolete. It's beat surrounded by divide. People. Don't get surrounded by toxic people that want to work in. They quit every every time they there is puts unity. So also, a key point is be surrounded by ride people hundred percent massively with that one. Because. Yeah, Rome, people it will pull you down. It will stop those dreams and stop you believe in under the sands when we get back to awards photos competitions. I have to be honest sometimes and saw shoot ants sometimes trying too hard. It's kinda like what would be you revised to Creighton head really works. There's a very good point. So I go a different on when it comes to for the ago a different approach. I mean, I don't sell. We have I star. I go on a very good photography. He's name his bedroom. Tunas is amazing for owner finish or the the collection last year. And I it's a great passan because festival e knows in knows me knows what I like in nosy literally is a great listener. So I made with him. I literally try to get what's the mood of the of the should've went again. And then I start with the hair with the hair as well. I think this is a good point. These to, you know, obviously, it's very difficult to create something you, but it's very it's very easy to stock hopping so good advise to doing gray hair is literally put your senior in. So put something that even if it's something that you buy by you can sell your job is no copy of this photo shoot on copy of that passion. So because at the end of the day is just a copy you explain to again to our listeners when we say signature because I mentioned this ask I guess quote regular, you know, what's your signature. Just explain to listeners you'll signature is. Good question. So my my senior offing I do alike. I try to these literally navy photo shoot and every haircut. So every styling I do cardio for two sheets. Like, I said east to create something that yes, they are haircuts by the go on Dettori of filter. So we desire mies is not to head dressing is a little bit more tasteful as well. So I tried to do something that. Yes, sound it? My look simple, but with advice styling in looks it looks beautiful, and this is often kiss my signature and this point because I was having a CIA last year. We few people are the academy, and they say Jelica yet to find something that represent you. I I think I I discovered something that represent me in these doing some beautiful carts by the same time finish them. In an early story away. So something that may be my not look to commercial. Okay by the saints. I may something they it's me. There can say, okay, I'm happy with that. I didn't do these because most of people like measure stuff. So this is my signature nice haircuts. Nice shapes but finished when detoro. Filter into it. Just as you elimidate. So I'm I'm actually just looking through your Instagram fade, John Lew under school Cassou. God. Yeah. Yeah. Caruso, sorry. And it's beautiful. I mean, not commercial. You know, this is probably the work that you're gonna get coming in dilute. But it's stunning and it's beautiful and it's haircut haircuts. I would imagine headdresses love cutted. Get to be on the most of them. They are heck us that we I do other audits on and guy academy as a demonstration. So we go in the morning demonstration could be either creative or more classic. And we shared with them obsolete. I think in the law firm for the reason why we go lots of our in what we do as where are the academy by like you said, he's that's that's me. The other one hour wanna create my own stuff on my own style. I think we still gets time because he gets with the. They're becoming also leaving move much. Sure as well. They you start kind of likely or not liking anymore while you were doing the past. So. Yeah. All the time. Yes. Andrew Sandia do so younger listener, they wanna fun ride signature style. Because I want to have a go into an eye competition. And I think in Gianluca will come on. How do I find my signature star? What what should I do what shall be? Experiment. So literally what this is what I did experimented on. Now. Don't take in consideration the photo should this another point by insensitive. Haircuts experiment. So before teaching the academy I did two years in the Solomon where every day trust me down every day. I was bringing mortars in I will bring a modern seen staying downstairs because Solomon has sue flaws downstairs and start cutting hair stock cutting hair and start you also research Arabi, more on social media on magazines and start to understand. Oh, this is what I like let me try these. And then you got a model, and you go someone that you can try their on. And then you start kind of selecting are the saints. I'm what you like. And what's more your style? If he's something more textured is generally more prey on precision side, something more creative or something. Even more. Mashal? And this is how you find out is about experimenting that is not a rule, and that's why I think is difficult. I still is going to like you said he's gonna Volve with the time. Where for me because there is no rule is about experimenting every day different Staffan and being aware of what you doing. And a what you like. And what you don't like at the same time. Yeah. Love it. I've grant. So we've got maybe some of our listeners keep referring to because I've got me my head as I'm to continue. Our patriot. And if I want to. Yeah, I'm going to work with my my my mates on this. So let's say you can avoid. So we've got a group of full seventeen eighteen year olds. And I think in wannacry around little collaborative team. Could they do say like that have a bit of fun and play with it? Like up one ninety takes on the photo. I I think I think that would be amazing to be honest. And I was I'm always been lucky because in the where I work with I add people they could do make up as well that could do coloring they could take pictures and days is absolutely amazing. Because probably you can learn something about makeup and some worser than you're MAKIN literally teach something about a photography at the same time is I think is a great idea. I've literally up who suggests wherever's gourmet days is doing no makeup or he's doing photography. You know, stay with him try with Dame and literally you can learn from me charter as well. Absolutely. I think that would be amazing absolutely amazing to be even more amazing Chandler case that I they do this. If you guys do this. I want you to shed up pitcher. With myself at town to cut it and Gianluca. What was your social media handle again Gianluca? John Lew underscore Corozzo. We'll put I in the show is a case come on guys have some fun Cresa and looks makeup and share it with us. I think it'd be great to say. And it'd be grind to get some honest critique CENA spoke Tom com back about in episode two of the how to cut it show loved that about critique. What you are you a u g like having critique of your own work people that will be, you know, take an honest approach and give you the positives. And how he could improve it. Yeah. One hundred percent nothing. This point of the B. You mention Sylvester very good friend with him. And we we share with each other. You know, our look some what we could improve as well. And as I do I do like when people give me for your feedbacks. And this is something that sometimes I have to you know, go and ask for some feedback as well. Because are never happy. What I'm doing basically? So I do like people. There are quite direct with me on the like people they go around tell you something. I might be telling me, you know. You know? The telling me the truth, basically because this is our quake, aren't you? This is our point. It's just being honest, isn't it, and it'd be you know, you can't you don't have to be assigned looking at you'll imaging signed look that doesn't work. That's just looks awful. It's about being constructive. And like I said he's about a mentality dome as well because you can see like a critic like, oh, my God say there's no way can all you can see like. Oh, okay. This another point of view. I learned something from you know, what I mean is about also the mentality on how you see things not just the vile or Salas a critic or someone that doesn't want you to do they want you to put you down as well. So he's about literally giving you his O'Hara opinion and learn from days as well again. To coming towards the end of this subject, which is just brilliant. I had the pleasure Cossack us, you my man international artistic director turning guy. And you have in that context. I would imagine how his costs that. He would be great mental. But having that toning guy might war is that like for somebody like you who's really built into the whole toning guy brand. What's it like having a team a tiny guy behind you? I is fantastic. You mentioned Carson the finger alike about costs is is stays are. It's a tough guy. I mean, he's a literally you you can have a trust me. You can have good feedback from him to be able to accept that. But apart from Corsie's, which he who is cried you go, you know, people down. We are so many people there could inevitably by also we go people there are specialize on different type of stuff and every people that literally specializing color people. There are specializing in classic cuts. People specializing creativity session is Oriels. Don trust me every day is like lending something. Because literally you go someone who specialize in one thing, obviously, they can do everyone can do everything. But there are people that are more specialized in one thing because they probably the like the most of the feel more comfortable by literally as everyday you can learn because every day, you go every every time, you go an idea or you go, for example, like some you're not sure about something you can go and ask and ask a law about her within Dida said vest as well a lot saw. And all of these people are literally gripe because they just wanna just wanna share what they wear what they know. And what the lens as well. I so the success of awards and given just some bits for listeners to go away. And think I this is coming from a guy who has just recently won newcomer of the he is obviously got an idea of how to get that success. And I think he come on. Gimme not one top tip. That's going to give me a bond at the cherry of winning. A B H I award. Disagree one tough one. Why only one are so many Jimmy honest for our side talked tape on winning an awards like be HA is for me trust me dome. The the key was the mentality. I knew it the wanna saw Aragon I knew it was going to happen. Maybe not this year. Maybe two years time. Maybe fierce time I east it was going to happen. So and this deliciously as soon as you start. I started about about myself about how to improve myself my self confidence as well. And instil it's learn but often for me was the key success in the vitamin solid. C visualized is in your mind. And literally is where to gaunt dumb. I really wanted to win. I really really once. It's winner really wanted to bring these Awal home as well. So for me key point these. Stuff to give only one bar. We say science give a thick. It's fantastic mentality. And should we let let's just go with that is in itself. Water top to mentality. I'm what I love about. What you keep sharing in? This interview is how you visualize it. Hungry for this. And that's really really Cain up. I'm going to be speaking at inspirational minds fantastic hairdresser, very soon. And this is exactly what I want to talk about. You can be whatever you want to be excellent. You can. And and that's exactly what you've got. So we've got the future, and we got the future view and just get into. Now you in this interview. I would imagine you visualize in the next part of the future. What are you visualizing? This disag- you one. So I'm visualizing in argue Kadhamy becoming are low more festival the economy becoming a low more confident in demonstrating and bid up my experience the economy because teaching his is not the job is something different. From the solemn base. Secondly, I'm visualizing winning awards possibly maybe be the next would could you go newcomer again, will you? I Trump with either shall we headdress in Joan are Congo. Wait new comment again. So next would be London. This was my reaction as well. So you're gonna go for it. Yeah. I'm going to go for a like, I said like I said before is it doesn't it doesn't cost anything I would have done a collection. Anyway, because this is something that I want to do every year from now on so I'm visualizing that like creating I'm better collection. And then if he get fruit good, otherwise like, I said, he's an experience about I'm visualizing on creating I'm an amazing collection. And the idea that go in mind, we star already we some. We some tests is offering is getting very well is getting very very is very different from last year collection. Something visualizing is. I was always thought and nowadays plans are changing so quickly. So I we start we visualizing and babe as like other Cardemil Tony guy academy we with the one hundred percent and build up my experience confidence. And then with the next photo shoot win next collection. Are the moment of these to them as perfect what about a team tuning going? What you want wanna know about our unity member g go and do Seminoles. You know, ran the UK. I I'm based on. I'm artsy member at the moment on Biza only the economy other. Now, this down to two cost to be honest to send literally send people to the pot of u k are the moments fulltime, the academy. And I have to say I'm happy with that. And then he comes travels, I'm really really really haunted to to get them as well. Cincinnati annoys fish you. Yeah. So what do Tony and going on him suit trampoline world doing doing seminars? Yes. I. They had a feeling people in Croatia as well. Last weight last weekend few weekends before bed June than Japan Spain that travel all over the world Milan as well. They travel all over the world, not only euro also Asian as well. So yeah, they lots a lot of seminars around the world around UK as well. What timeless effortlessly coup interview? Thank you. Thank you had absolute fabulous time is just so easy. I've kind of dishonesty this request because I don't really asses question. But I just want to who's your favorite all-time hairdresser. Good question. So I'm going to give you this all time. I go on a massive respect for my mind, dad. Yeah. I have to say I have to say something, you know. My dad is a very tough. Italian that very tough. But I go massively spank he came from nothing a. The he now has gone. He's running to China guy Ceylon on in Italy. As literally is always is I can say these as she otherwise gap set vice coming every to mom to the academy. Is he still living Texan? Hundred percent these incredible. Is he keeps saying to me? I'm a beginner. I'm a beginner. I'm like listen chief down just all days. And Vincenzo Vicenza big to you. They chance I you know, and you what is all about. And I think it's great to hear your dad is still your site. So I bought the industry, and he must be just super proud of you. Yeah. Hayes is that type of passion. They doesn't say you from the beginning by demonstrate Hugh days in another way, which is on scientists is more appreciated than just like a well done a demonstrates. You know, what I mean is especially for parents. Demonstrates you another way and our come upon complain icon complaint into your gentlemen, very much very much a gentleman. So. Where can we find out more on you? I'm on social media on both from Facebook. And instagram. Like, I said before is John Lou on this Caruso. Yeah. Is mainly mainly Easter Graham. I use that a lot to be honest. So yeah. This to Facebook as my full name Gianluca and said Corozzo perfect. I can we'll put Luther in the show notes, and we're gonna put some images might be of your collection with kite to maybe winning collection with great. Vice good for our audience to have the visuals the gun checkout your work as well. So we'll put that on the website. Now, put give you the details to that in a show out tro after they interview. So stay tuned for that. Now, we're going to just finish on. Yes, loss quick five questions which have mixed up a little bit. So I haven't prepped you for these ATO how? Let's see how we got. I all relatively near with being run in the last few weeks, but let's remove it. So we call it storms five last quick questions that have nothing to do with address dressing whatsoever. Okay. Alright. So just fun. That's all is. I question is a wife from work. How do you best like to spend your time? I like I like watching movies. I do. I do read. I'm not a good reader. But I do read the bow. Like, I said build up your, you know, your self confidence. How to improve yourself as well the ball on books Sega motivational books. Yeah. That the last one I'm reading not not the one day. I'm reading now is about the love of attraction like about visualizing law about a what we spoke today. So I would say reading and watching movies as well. I really enjoyed that documentary. Yeah. I is to you. Question to what's the one song that makes you jump up and hit the dance floor. There are like a like Italian. It's on ramp to be honest. The which, you know, I'm not going to tell you that the title, which we don't think he's going to his Naga make sense. Why few I've really every liked every like we know when they literally telling your story. Because you can you can see yourself sometimes in some in some songs are they they kind of put myself up laissez. Yeah. I like them. What would you do in last Saturday night? Not Saturday night on my go. Deny. This funny. Mike from was working. He lays was preparing half for my photo. She to be on alco sound, quite that's. Then milk coin. Now, actually, I am going. Our just like you pick just the only Saturday there. Few Saturday night questions awful addresses where the party animals. I'm starting today. We will see to be just chilling on Saturday nights. Now. So yeah, I was quite visit to be honest as well today in the south busy weeks get to Saturday. We just want to chill out. No more communication with people. Like, I question pool. What was the last big treat? You guys yourself. A think it was in December and of December. So we may my girlfriend went street Saliba, we say a couple of days around I'm from Torino, which is impaired bone. So we literally travel a little bit around there. We stopping free days we deliver your spa a little bit nice food as well. Nice. Nice dinners. Nice launch nice landscapes as well. So I have to say last December was a good one. Yeah. Final question lovely, tell us one more thing that we really need to know about you. Kyw apart from what you said is. I don't know. Maybe I think would be quite nice, no, many people know that believe there. No, I didn't want to become a headdress of. So I've my plants were something. So totally different. I wanted to study and become an engineer one day, but I don't know how plants in life, sometimes changes. And sometimes I have to say, they're probably I did the best best choice. I took the right choice and very happy with that. This is something I think, you know, no one no one knows from few. Fuel Michael lake spot. Yeah. Well, I'm so glad that you might the choice to guy into headdress. And I'm so glad that you might the choice to the come to the UK and for us to start to get to know you often, you're an absolute gentleman, who's been a pleasure to interview. So I just want to thank you so much for coming onto the how to podcast Gianluca has been great. Thank you, Don. Thanks for having me literally been up whole. No, thank you. Thank you once more than two Gianluca for coming onto today's how to cut it podcast. A really enjoyed that conversation took into a young hairdresser himself and hearing how excited engaged and passionate and hard working. He is to find an industry success. Now, if you would want to check in any of the points that we discussed in episode today, including some images of Yan Luca's work than we have prepared some show knows for you. And you could find his by go into WW don't how to cut dot it slash EP one zero two now as many of you will know we bring you these wonderful episodes every Monday morning and next week. I have sank the I've been looking forward to in for quite some time because I'm going to be joined by Matthew supplies, who is the owner and founder of the UK's, very first dedicated. Curly has a long, and we are going to be learning all about it. Why he's done this. And what is doing for his business is a really good one as you know, time after time I am so into nation down in the industry and not is exactly what Matthew has done. And also this Wednesday. We have got a bonus episode for you because I'm going to be joined by rob Cooper who is the managing Don writer of scrummage towns. 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