36 Burst results for "Perkins"
Fresh update on "perkins" discussed on Future Ear Radio
"And you look it probably. The first time that that came together you had digital feedback cancellation. So that was dan. Vox some and of course. That's still company. I worked for that was part of all the companies that came together over time you had digital feedback control then dan novak's worked with resound. In you know it was an american company in redwood city california and That was a rodney perkins there. He started many companies in the insurance they had a small hearing aid called the vence. It was tiny little behind the ear and had been to and it. Was you know. People love the cosmetics of this thing but man. It whistled all time at no feedback. Control later you could not get much more than fifteen twenty db gain out of it but the the marriage of the avant with the feedback control that dan of ox has because these companies ultimately combined. It gave you the first open. Bt ethan to hearing avenue market that was resound air that i would tell you is a massive game changer At that time eighty percent of the us was custom products right And then this little open cosmetic hearing came out and i. i don't even think we this is when i joined resound that was largely developed. I can't take any credit for resound. Air that was pretty much done when i got there But it'd be clinical. Trials were happening. And i been this firm believer that i can predict. I can predict the sex success of our product out of our clinical trials and this clinical trial. Every single patient wanted to buy the hearing aid and mike will you know we. We've got something here but it wasn't sam people didn't want it. I can tell you that it was not well accepted onto the market And you look now where we are But but it was not some sort of massive sales boomed for for resigned when air came out. People didn't really like the instant bit. They're used to taking your mold impressions. They have full custom. They're used to things being in the ear that we're not allowed to beat sales in the united states at that time and it took a lot of time for the thin to receiver in the ear products. He of course you had oda con Came out with the first receiver ear product and it was a into the receivers out of housing so very much like the resounding air but yeah bring the ear And that again continued like this. You know growth of the of the thin to receiver near beatty and then you can see where we are today. So i mean it was definitely game changer. And why are these things game changers because they solved real problem people we serve had.
How Democrats Rigged a Presidential Election with Mollie Hemingway
"But kind of walk through some of the things that you found in researching this because this is one of the most under research topics in the history of news. You have the entire news media just not just uninterested, but they're invested in making sure you don't talk about it. Exactly right. So one of the things that I think is very interesting is that the same democratic operative who ran the Russia lie. That was the lie that Donald Trump stole the 2016 election by colluding with Russia. His name is Mark Elias. He was at Perkins cooey which is this big democratic firm. He recently left to start his own firm at more money and have more power and control. And he was the one that funneled the secretive Russia lie. That was where Hillary Clinton paid for opposition research. It was just inventions, lies, that Donald Trump was planning to steal the 2016 election and that he did steal the 2016 election. They actually have kept it going, this entire time. His name is Marc Elias. He's also the guy who ran the democratic operation to change all voting laws leading up to the 2020 election. And that meant different things in different states. So that could be about watering down the integrity of mail in balloting, that could be expanding the period of time in which you vote so that you're not really sure how many people voted or when they have to get their ballots in by. And he has this array of different groups that he works with, whether they're democratic operatives or nonprofit nonpartisan groups that are actually just kind of arms of the Democratic Party, who would have them file lawsuits. And so it was just this wide ranging operation to weaken the integrity of the election system. And because of COVID, you know, this is something that he had been wanting to do for decades, but because of COVID, suddenly all these judges or other people were more amenable
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Brings Lawsuit Against ASU
"Okay, so now I want to get into where you can talk a little bit more about this. Is that right? Yes. Yes and no. I mean, we should preface this with well, let me preface it for my personal opinion. I think colleges are ripping people off. Yes. I think it's become a legalized scam for a lot of young people and you and I kind of hit it off when you started to say, well, Charlie, you don't understand what ASU has been doing. And so this is kind of like the third rail in our office here because we have so many that went ASU and they have some sort of loyalty to it. You want ASU to support a sun devil. There you go. And so for me, I just think they're ripping people off, families are going into debt and it's not right. The floor is yours. Walk us through what you're doing from the attorney general's office. This issue. And let me just preface this by saying that in the difficulty is, look, I literally the university and their law firm Perkins cooey his father more than 200 page bar complaint against. And people don't know that. And even my own lawyer has told me not to talk about it. I've been told not to talk about the subject, and that's why just this past week, the state Supreme Court accepted one of our cases for statesmen court on one of our lawsuits against the university sweetheart real estate deals. They accepted that case, and so then you get folks at me as you criticizing a saying stuff, but I'm not allowed to say anything because I can't I'm a lawyer so they file bar complaints every time I say anything can I say something about that though, which is that this is exactly what they do. Anyone up and down the conservative ladder and I know you have to be careful commenting on this for obvious reasons, but they go through the politics of personal destruction. Yeah. Like, you start to investigate something we don't like. We're going to use Perkins cooey or whatever coy, which is Hillary Clinton's like favorite law firm, by the way. Alongside, you know, the other one she used to use all the money that the dossier but Facebook uses Perkins, you know, Goldman Sachs does all of them to try to go after you to try to suppress you. And that means you're doing something significant. Well, I'm going to tell the folks from the university and from Perkins cooey. That means we're going to have to listen its entire podcast. We're going to have to listen to this because this is what happens. They listen to me whenever I talk about them, and then all of a sudden there'll be some things like this on, you know, this show would ever. So I have not actually talked about this for a long time. So thank you for letting me talk about this because I feel like it's been before and so this our lawsuit actually began or my fight with the universities began. And I didn't want. I mean, you've done amazing job amazing work exposing the hypocrisy and the left wing bias universities. I did not feel folks like you were doing it. I did not want to become this anti whatever higher education person, but what happened was we were involved in litigation is all started. The universities, here in Arizona, we're giving in state tuition for people that didn't have legal status. So we literally in 2017 went to the Court of Appeals we won. Three nothing at the Court of Appeals because voters in 2006 in Arizona had approved a ballot measure that said, if you do not have legal status, you can not get in state tuition. Period,
Tracking Clinton Campaign Lawyer Michael Sussmann Since the Nunes Report
"So everything I did based on the house Intel drop was chrono chronological order as it was presented And it starts here From the Nunes memo both the DOJ and the FBI petitioned the fisa court to begin to surveil a Trump campaign adviser we later learned was Carter page On October 21st 2016 just two and a half weeks before the election The application had to be certified by the FBI's director or deputy director The attorney general Deputy Attorney General or assistant attorney general to the NSA The initial warrant on Carter page was issued and renewed three times Every 90 days which took you through the rest of the campaign Through the election the president elect period in the early months of the Trump presidency FBI director James Comey signed three of those fisa court warrants Comey sign three deputy FBI director Andrew mccabe signed one Deputy Attorney General's Sally Yates Dana bonetta and rod Rosenstein they signed one Christopher Steele was an FBI source He was initially paid first payment a $160,000 by the DNC and the Clinton campaign to create the dossier via Perkins coy and fusion GPS Okay so this is now the place where sussman fits in Everywhere we have the law firm Perkins coy We now know that was sussman
Special Counsel John Durham Issues Subpoenas to Law Firm Tied to Clinton, DNC
"Merit dorm John dorm the special counsel He's issued new subpoenas in the probe of the FBI Russia investigation And he's targeting Clinton campaign law firm This is good news It's kind of weird to take all this time and now he seems to be energized but we'll take what we can get This is from national view Brittany Bernstein special counsel John dorm the attorney tap for the Trump administration to audit the Russia investigation as reportedly handed down a new set of subpoenas including to a law firm with ties to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign The grand jury subpoenas now let's just slow down there The law firm is this Perkins cooey And I hope they take a very good look at this guy Mark Elias Who's this svengali in my view behind so much of this Now the grand race of penis for documents were issued earlier this month according to CNN after dorm charge Clinton campaign lawyer Michael sussman for allegedly knowingly making a false statement of the FBI Investigators from the special counsel's office are seeking additional documents from sussman's former law firm Perkins coy That's the firm An indication that door may be looking to add to sussman's charges or to bring cases against other defendants Dormus reportedly investigating with assessment lied to the FBI regarding who if anyone he was representing when he told the bureau about communications between the Trump organization and Kremlin connected Russia bank alphabet Now we know that he was a he was a Clinton Attorney And this was all done intentionally to try to see as much as possible
The Steele Dossier, Explained
"Have a lot of younger listeners. That quite honestly weren't that involved in politics when this was unfolding so just kind of walk us through that again. The significance the unprecedented nature of this. The chuck schumer like passive aggressive warning. Sign in january of seventeen on rachel maddow show right the donald trump accurately saying that. I'm being spied on people's laughing at him. Walk us through the timeline of all this. I think it'd be helpful as i get to. The topic i really want is your in on. Which is durham. Yeah sure are so. Look these investigations as a former federal prosecutor who did national security cases. You know these things take time. You have to get approvals from down below in the bowels of the justice department through the attorney general if you're gonna go surveilled someone of this magnitude. And that's for your younger viewers a search warrant to search more. If you're looking at if you're looking at a bank robber or suspected murderer you have to go before a federal judge and you gotta say judge. I think this guy committed this crime. We need to go and look at his bank records. It cellphone records is emails. Phone calls because we think he killed somebody or because we think he robbed the bank and if there's probable cause the judge grants it same thing in this instance just different federal court that deals with spy and basically what the hillary clinton campaign did was. They spent tens of millions of dollars to collect false information from this guy. Christopher steele will use to be a british intelligent asset. If you can believe it later turned. Fbi informant. i mean. You can't make this up. I never understood this. Where the heck did this tens of how. How on earth did they spend. Tens of millions of dollars. I've never never understood that. Sure so one of the things that we were able to do on house intel. Even though paul ryan didn't want us to do it was subpoenaed. The bank records for this company called fusion. Gps glenn simpson and they were funneling the money through perkins coup which is the democratic ball. And that's what they do. Their job is to be the representatives for the dnc and the hillary clinton campaign so those guys get paid tens of millions of dollars. Money goes into the law firm. The law firm then cuts checks the fusion. Gps for millions of dollars and they go and higher media representatives christopher steele to start putting false smear campaigns against president trump. So they're working. The intelligence apparatus one lane and the media apparatus in another to take on a presidential a presidential
Trump Raised Awareness the Issues of Elections in Our Country
"Man we have a lot to go over But to underscore this issue about how we're going to slaughter them in 2022 If they succeed in changing our election laws which is in this bill coming up next week We may not slaughter them Because that entire change is intended to empower the Democrat party and eliminate competition That's the purpose And they can attack Donald Trump all they want for raising issues about fraud and elections is so forth And the cape mayorca Chris Christie and irrelevancy Can attack whomever he wants and in some areas you know some of the allegations are a preposterous But that said Trump has brought focused attention to the problem of elections in this country And lawyers like Mark Elias and law firms like Perkins cooey And the really illegal dirty tricks Outrageous dirty tricks of the Clinton campaign and the DNC Working with the FBI and intelligence agencies and quite frankly the Oval Office and others This is another reason they hate Donald Trump Because the guy doesn't take crap That's why And so for that he's supposed to be quiet Meanwhile George W. Bush don't you wonder sometimes how he got nominated and elected
Clinton-Linked Lawyer Charged for Lying in Trump-Russia Origins Probe
"John durham expected to indict clinton linked attorney involved in russia. Probe this is. Sussman may have lied to top. Fbi lawyer james baker in a meeting on september nineteenth two thousand sixteen in that meeting sussman attempted to tie the trump organization to a russian bank. Alfa bank saying that they were using a secret server to communicate michael sussman. The fbi later dismissed those allegations so did muller and they were totally bogus. How did sussman lie. Durum has discovered discrepancies between susman's congressional testimony and his september two thousand sixteen interview with baker during their discussion. Baker claimed sussman told them he wasn't working on the alpha-bank project for any specific client. This directly contradicted his two thousand seventeen sworn testimony before congress in which he said he was working for an unnamed cybersecurity expert also perkins koi internal billing records which durham has shows that sussman build the hours he spent an alphabetic probe to the hillary clinton two thousand campaign. So here's the take away. The facts seem to show that sussman was intentionally provoking the russian probe on behalf of the former presidential candidate hillary clinton and then lied to obscure it. This was five years ago. Everybody half a decade ago. She want to know what the big takeaway is here. Nothing we've known about this for four years.
Marc Elias Connected to Dark Money Network While Funding Liberal Intiatives
"Joe Shop Stall. Fox News, a top Democratic lawyer. Uses a massive dark money network to push voting rights so called and restricting lawsuits across the country. A setup that a government watchdogs say will provide nearly unlimited funding. Marc Elias, who has become one of the most influential liberal attorneys in Washington, recently departed the Perkins Coy law firm to start the Elias Law Group. But he did most of his dirty work in my opinion while he was with this firm Elias is firm will focus on electing Democrats supporting voter rights and help progressives make change, according to a Perkins. Press release, but before departing the heavyweight firm Used by an extensive list of powerful Democratic politicians. Alas, position himself with summer groups tied to a dark money juggernaut. That would help in efforts to push back against the likes of voter ID. And restricting lawsuits across America. Now. Elias in July 2020 registered Democracy Docket LLC, a site dedicated to acting as a hub for opinion, advocacy and information on voting rights, elections and redistricting. Virginia business records show. As part of the efforts Democracy docket Legal fund led by Elias was created. The legal fund is a fiscally sponsored project of the Hopewell Fun Look at all the layers. A nonprofit managed by Washington consulting firm Arabella Advisors. Eric Bella managed funds Act as a conduit for deep pocketed liberal donors to stealthily bankroll numerous left wing groups.
Michael Sussmann Provided False Statements to FBI While Working for Democrats
"This is from the hill. But it's in a wide variety of news reports. A federal grand jury indicted attorney Michael Sussman on a charge of lying to the FBI during the 2016 campaign. Making the second prosecution brought by John Dorm, the special counsel tapped by former President Trump to investigate the FBI's probe into Russia interference. He was tapped by former President Trump. The guy is a civil servant. He's been a federal prosecutor for decades. The indictment alleges. It's assessment, an attorney at the firm's Perkins Coe, and I want to get into that in a minute. With ties to the Democratic Party. Misrepresentative, who he was working for 20 presented evidence to the FBI in 2016 of a link between the Trump Organization in the Russian financial company. Alpha Bank. Now let's stop there. He was planning lies with the FBI. On behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC. That's why he sought to cover up his footprints. As to who he was actually working with.
"perkins" Discussed on Forever35
"And i would compromise and wear gray. Can i was like. It's not black but it's also not. That's like eye catching thought i wear gray. And maybe a Turquoise with my earrings or something like that that was me experimenting with colors. And i still do that I talked to my mother this morning. She wanted to buy me some clothes though. Like you know help. Celebrate a book launch and everything so she was checking she was like. Are you wearing pink. Still because i started wearing pink in the last five years. And she's like. Are you still wearing paint. Are you willing patterns want flowers. No i don't want flowers. He can do patents. Put nat powers. And i've been wearing like animal prints like is that just what happens when you turn forty you start collecting like leopard and cheetah print stock. I've got so many dresses in like shoes male with cheetah leopard-print stuff. I don't know where they came from. But i loved him. I love them every day. I have to tell myself my body's good. I'm still here. it's still sexy. Still feel good about it. Most of the time and then i think part of why situate myself so much in skincare in Because it's like there's something on my body that's the it's my skin. That's the biggest thing on my body. So i'm gonna take care of it I really like. I don't like body con dresses. But i like the dilawar of them. I guess i just don't like the fact that my belly doesn't like body contracts. So i try to figure out a way to compromise so i'll do a body contrast with a denim jacket. Hopefully kind of disguises. The middle part and also like the cheeks that. I use so that i can have this. Just that i know is gonna make my hips and athletes but maybe cover everything else. Cover up these game arms and the valley and hot lights. The the part that i think looks best full nicole. This has been so great to get to talk to you so much. I hope that. I answered a question. But i don't know i think it's so hard also being on the other and podcasting i find like when you're so used to kind being in charge the second. You're the person like in the interviews seat. It's it's terrify is coming. Where where else can our listeners. find you obviously. Your your book is available anywhere Books are sold. And where else are you on. The internet My instagram twitter are at innoc- whiskey. Woman that is t. n. whiskey with an e woman I am technically on tic talk. I don't post anything. I'm just there to watch videos of so don't even bother looking for their My website is nicole. Perk dot com. And that is nicole with an h. I c. h. o. l. e. perkins and I have a podcast called. This is good for you. Where i talked to people about their hobbies and leisure activities and the things that make them feel good For the purpose of helping others kind of fine hobbies if there are looking for something Helping others realize that. It's okay to do something that feels good without having to suffer i And you need to come on to talk about playing the piano. I'm ba. I will yes i will. Yes yes we'll talk and i just went Get rid of the idea of a guilty pleasure totally. How like as long as it's not causing harm to someone you shouldn't feel bad about the joy you experience though. This is good for you available wherever you get your podcast. Thank you nicole. Thank you you gotta say bory. I'm not usually like a book. Devour sit and read a book and a day. That as i think i've told you off the era. That's what i did with nicole's book. I read it like i very. It's very readable. And it's so enjoyable and interesting and thoughtful and moving. Funny i just really cannot recommend it enough. Yeah i i'm right there with you yeah. Well let's intense because it. Your last intention was to try not to do everything last minute. Yes i. This was kind of a mixed bag. Okay i did a couple of things last minute and a couple of things. Not last minute. Were these like work assignments or pursuing those sleep. It was mostly worked stuff. Yeah Yeah so you know. I think a mixed bag is is not too bad. And i'm just gonna just gonna keep it going. Try to keep it going for next week already or something then this week. Another thing that wanna do is they've been doing any strength training lately. I used to be like pretty into strength training. And i want to kind of add it back into my workout repertoire. I love strength training. I do too. I just i got. I got so focused on cardio. Yeah with like between tennis ended peleton and all this stuff that the strength training kind of like fell by the wayside. And now i want to bring it back into the main event if you will yup. She was ready to pump some iron gate. Ready to pumps some raided a crunch that core or whatever. I mean i credit strength training with with helping my back pain making my back pain go away so i'm man doesn't have to be heavyweights either. Only in that ten pounds onset well. What about you k. Last week i was all gung ho about meal planning and grocery list and getting back to school and then none of that happened because before we could start school might child was diagnosed with cova. So i mean look. This is a really basic intention but my attention this week is just keep not getting the corona virus. That's great you know so far mine pension when not had co vid. Yeah and and you were not vaccine the vaccine on ready yet when it was but not for is not available yeah like anthony and i are both vaccinated so i feel like we have that layer of protection and then we are obviously We are masked at all times When we are in the house with our daughter but so far the our whole family is negative. And we are coming toward the end of this quarantine experience so if i can just make it to the end i will feel a sense of relief. So that's it and you know. Also keep his caring for my kid. My family had well daury for over. Thirty five is hosted and produced by you. Dorie freer kate. Spencer and it's produced and edited by sammy out. Sam rita's our project manager and our network partner is a cast talk to you later. Thanks for listening i..
"perkins" Discussed on Road Trippin': Richard vs. Channing
"Not. I still think i still say to me. I don't know there's just something to me that says the best way for the best this. Nba bet the best brand of basketball was the golden state warriors when they add dray steph clay in k. d. because the ball movement in the spot up shooters and say whatever you want. All those guys can create off the dribble for themselves like klay thompson. Eight james harden or kyrie irving. but like. you're not just gonna stand in front of clay and he's knock on january step back. Claes got one on one work males a stoke on that. He's not gonna dribble twelve times and he's six foot seven so my thing is that i still think that the golden state warriors oftens of team is a smidge better because there was more ball movement and not as ball dominant play with the brooklyn. That's what the brooklyn nets are a fraction below them from a style of play standpoint. That's you know that. That's the that's where i think they. The honest question is random. Thought i love the idea of the chicago. Bulls are they top five in the east general. Who even went to marvin rosen. No i think they're six or seven. I think i wouldn't say talk. Cloud so is your finds. Dance bucks books a philly on c. Lenhoff seat old boss see. I don't know i'm so not sold on boston. But i know your boss guy but come on man no no no no look. I give boston the business. But what i'm saying is is that you still have jason tatum. Jalen brown right you. You add in schrool you you you did pick up l. Horford look i know is not all i know is not out all the old but sets tannin Set up front thing right will look i just like i like some of the moves like i feel like josh. Richardson to be pretty good of coming in off the bench. That's underrated pickup. And they got and they saved like eighteen million dollars that they could use right now in case they might wanna go get blood. He'll because date the way that mitchell's plan he's almost forcing sacramento to make a decision. He's at least at my least favorite team. Is the washington wizards right now thirteen. They have surpassed they have surpassed the kings the next as a team that frustrate me the most because the knicks are actually there none. I love i really liked. I liked the. I like the mitchell kid from the kings. I think he is a you. Say it culture builder rookie. Because the way he plays. He's like marcus smart where he plays so hard on the defense van. He's physical he loves to take the challenge. And that can inspire your teammates. Because when you've got a guy that can put out a flame you got a guy that can bring up the intensity. So i really liked what the sacramento kings have done. You know with the option that they had but if the washington wizards don't figure out what they're going to bradley beal. Bradley beal doesn't want bradley. Beal doesn't want to leave. I understand that but like you're just sitting there with an all. Nba player did not gonna win anything. He's gonna win enough games. That's going to take your draft pick from from possibly two or three to light eight or nine so you really kind of inbetween..
"perkins" Discussed on Road Trippin': Richard vs. Channing
"You need to call you now. Not i need computers. Go is all right. We're back channing. You wanted to discuss. If it's not the lakers in the nets would it be there. I like the. Mba is such an amazing place. You looking all the young talent. You could always contracts and then who's the you have to three super teams quote unquote. And who's next like if something happens. Who's gonna take over that. I want to hear from perk perk alert. I actually want to get from you. Wanna ask the question you want to know you. Should i think because. I don't know because linda is not coming back. So the clippers. Go play the lakers. The lakers win series utah. Utah suspect as usual. And.
"perkins" Discussed on Road Trippin': Richard vs. Channing
"Senate. Y'all ain't it hard to believe that someone could beat the lakers in a seven game series. Who descended yeah. Oh lord immerses now you now. I'm sorry tonight that the one you only yak okay. So perkins has been very vocal. His stated why in his take on the lakers. Whether it's here or socially you guys are just sitting here saying no you're crazy. You're you're saying that that the nets have got better at the center position. Then i said none of this like the white house is still the best backup e in the nba. The white house is still wants the white how it is still one of the most athletic leads in the nba. Still.
"perkins" Discussed on Road Trippin': Richard vs. Channing
"A may i think is is not that whole for me. I mean. I mean whatever. I really don't give a damn light so i'm gonna say what i say i. May you know. Like i said speak with broken english or whatever the case may be i may crack a joke may be coining or may be funny. Visit knows very fun. You just make the funniest one. You don't have grits hercus. Starting his day right this is this. Is the dane alley. That i feel like with with us. Three on him for his wish. Granted sean former players right. None of us are hall of famers Walk in walking into the media hall of famers when they finish their career they get the red carpet rolled out for him right like they get the big platform. They get the big payday just because basketball resume. And i think right now. We're doing this with showing the next generation on the younger group as coming up others that you don't have to have the have a hall of fame career you don't have to be a franchise player to be able to come into the media and be successful at the same level of the other guys because some of the guys that had hall of fame careers on that good on tv. I'm not gonna day name. But i just think will in away for others to come in and say you know what i could come on the could be myself. I don't have to do this. I could be myself. And i don't have to have this resume in the nba to be successful in the media. Gay can i say this. Some of the best people that listened to when it comes to sports are the people that have been to every situation. They started they've won. They've lost they've got dnb's it is ready to erc they. They're empathetic to every situation. And so like but there's a sense of humility right so what i'm doing my games. You know obviously cracking jokes ninety percent of basketball spine and at the end of the day. I can only talk if i was on the bench. How on talking is exactly what the cuss words. We'll talk on the bench. So if i say you're my team i remember yesterday. They shot six airballs. I was like. I'm thinking of my my damn but we have earthquake..
"perkins" Discussed on Road Trippin': Richard vs. Channing
"What kind of a. it's it's a. Let's let's officially get into the podcast and you can choose since you are drinking wednesday. My why would welcome to this edition of roman presented by handle. I'm your host clifton alongside. Richard jefferson channing. Frye and you see right there. when don't you see him. He's the one in olympic perk kendrick. Perkins i would argue that. These are probably the three most easily willing. Chill hilarious debatable. People that she'll ever come across. No i believe that. I am yes percent so you will agree with. You only works through that. I'm not a debatable person..
From Heroin to Faith: Pastor Greg Laurie's Road to Christ
"Perkins I don't remember blue suede shoes I was say blue shoes is that that's the one see anyway. So china. okay. So billy graham billy. Sorta like the glue. The two stories because stephen interesting encounter with billy. He didn't know billy but later in his life. After stephen come to christ he found out he had cancer. He was unable to get any kind of treatment. There was nothing they can do from the hospitals here so we actually went for some very an orthodox treatments done in mexico. And he requested that his pastor leonard dewitt would try to get hold of billy. Graham khazei would like to meet billy. Billy very gracious took time out of his schedule. Met steve on the tarmac whereas jet was to take him to mexico they had prayer together. And then steve misplaced as bible and billy gave his divas personal bible which steve took with him. The surgery was successful but unfortunately he died in recovery and they came into the recovery room and steve was holding the bible. Billy gave him in the last words. Steve said to billy were. I'll see you in heaven. And of course billy was a good friend of johnny cash The would vacation together. They fish together their wives or friends. And johnny play a lot of billy's crusade. So i thought he's the glue in the story and to me. He's kind of the coolest of all of them. If i can use that word. Steve was the king of call as he was called. Johnny was called the godfather of but billion my estimation was the coolest of them all because of the impact. He had on men like that but people around the world some well-known some unknown We have to think of what You said that you said steve was the was the what of cool the king of the king of cool and and johnny cash was what the god cool so what would be the preecha of cool. How would you say he would be. Maybe the coolest of the cool the and because to me cool is justified this authenticity. Its unique. You know you're a trailblazer. You're a groundbreaker. You're someone that thinks outside of the lines that people think in new are willing to take risks and you're
"perkins" Discussed on Adventures in Finance: A Real Vision Podcast
"Welcome to investment ideas. I'm the host today. Ed harrison for real vision. I the distinct pleasure of talking to dario perkins who's managing director of macro at tes. Lombard welcomed real visioned area high. Nice to see you know i. I called you dario before because just as we were talking we're talking about The correct italian pronunciation but We're going to continue on with the anglo saxon pronunciation for the rest of the time here. Now dairy. Oh you and i. We're going to be talking about a regime shift. That's happening I think it's apropos. Because just yesterday. Were taping this here on thursday april the twenty ninth just yesterday. A we saw the president of the united states Talk about what he wants to do for the united states. And it is an astonishing Change a market shift in terms of how we're thinking about the role of fiscal policy at all times That's how i see it. How do you see. Do you think this is a regime shift. And if it is What's it shifting from. I think it's massive. I mean this is the biggest change in economics. You know. I've seen since. I started doing economics in the late nineteenth And it's really a generational change. No we have Young economists coming through he see the world very differently. And you starting to see that being reflected in policy and for the last twelve months i spent a lot of time talking with investors about regime changes and there will focused on monetary policy. There will focused on the fed and is the fed going to allow inflation overshoots. Its target and is it going to focus on employment rather than inflation all of that stuff but they really been looking in the wrong place because we're now in a welder fiscal dominance. This is a wild west fiscal policy. Not monetary policy this. That could change things going forward. No the fed nava central banks. They can accommodate this. But it's really down to fiscal policy to make a difference. And i think from the policy response to this crisis. You really looking for two things you're looking. Can we get back to where we were before this crisis which is a question of scarring and the damage that the crisis may have done to the economy. And then you looking well if we do go back to where we were. Is this. just the old cycle also. I wasn't very good now. It was the new media. It was secular stagnation Can we do better than that. And i think with this massive fiscal program that you're getting from biden in the us. It's really not just an attempt to to to fight off scarring and get back to where you were. It's a it's a. It's a chance to change the trajectory of the economy going clawed. And we need the weld. Just doing this in the. Us isn't going to be enough. We need this in in germany. We go the jammie elections coming up towards the end of the now that could be a raging shift in europe as well so for the first time in a while i feel quite optimistic about about a future where we're getting policies. Now that make more sense in trying to make the well better than his bain for a long time say tomato this is this is a massive change. Yeah so i think that The way that we can talk about this we can talk about it in terms of what you see as the future and then i can talk about what other people are talking about as risks to that because obviously you seem to be very positive about This regime shifts but many other. People are apprehensive. they're talking about inflation they're talking about misallocation of resources. They're talking about You know Social engineering things of that nature. And i think that there's a big debate. Part of it is economic part of it's political. How do you frame it. What's the the software that you're thinking about that plugs into this new regime shift any..
"perkins" Discussed on DAT Poker Podcast
"Just let's talk about. This is linda tights tights. Who was how to challenge going with a bill perkins and Since spotted bill. I believe it's twenty thousands and he he spot up two hundred four hundred eleven oldham up. He spotted bill nine big blinds for hundred and thought that was fine because bills Recreational player land is gonna studies his bag off for a couple of months and get really good and and Crushed that the amateur and he tweeted this week and said regarding the perkins challenge as a team. We've decided to surrender. We see no other way to proceed. He's much stronger than expected and took on more than i can. Handle was unreal experience to be a part of maybe in the future. I'll try down. Good game Bill perkins so. This was caught everybody off guard for sure because i think through like four thousand hands of the twenty land was up. What eight big blinds per hundred. So he was right sort of near break even get a bit of a downturn for maybe a thousand bands where ended up just when he quit. I believe aronson worker from wrong. I think he had about a three big blind per hundred lead So you know. We're only a quarter of the way through and he's just taken a couple of losses and he's still sort of a small winter And obviously a lot of ground to make up. But this doesn't it it just kind of seems strange to pull the plug at this point. So i like he was downs. You know four months per hundred. I don't know what did you make this. I mean well first of all. I'm going to obviously take the opportunity to say. How could anybody possibly think that it would be conceivable. That landon win win anyway. But yeah i i'm not. I'm i guess. I'm surprised because i tend to assume that the the people who are backing him in for my understanding of what was happening lend and had only very small percentage of his actual action in their forty. Wasn't the one sort of calling the shots as to whether they continue. I imagine those people studied through. These hand history's very very closely would be surprised if they can sort of feed them into some solve or software n. Exactly see how. Well bill is playing right..
"Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be"
"I was waiting on muddy. Finish getting ready. So i could use the mini steps that led to her four poster bed and so thick and fluffy even though media would warm bed with her tomato fuel. Gas floated on the cloud like mattress. Made it worth it so there. I was fidgeting trying to ask if she was ready yet when someone knocked on the door throws in place. I knew i couldn't answer it. It was nighttime and no one visited maria family. She came from the back of her apartment wearing a long white cotton gown. She did not have her glasses on and her hair unfinished afraid lay against her right shoulder. If my eyes had fallen out of my sack is from all those too tight ponytail. Surely they would right now. I think. I even stop fidgeting. And i know i stared in that open mouth and caring child way media answered the door and it was one of her neighbors. A man has glasses. were so sick. i couldn't see his is clearly. They were watery. Shiny smells like mouthwash but more modest. Mouse pulled into a tight line which i will see my own mother. In later years. She invited them in in and let him sit on the couch closest to the lamp with the bright bright bulb she sat in a chair and would occasionally give the look that meant. I better be. She didn't send me to her room out of the way which is what usually happened when groundhogs visited. I have no sense for how long they talk touched. Her braided finish. Did i watched the fascinated. Then i noticed that mr navalny was also staring
S6 E12 - This is how to get (financially) healthy
"Your housing your food your transportation and then medical and absolute necessities so if you have prescriptions or you've had doctor's appointments or you absolutely have to have daycare because you don't have family or friends that can watch and you have to pay for daycare. Those are absolute necessities. Everything else is extra fluff lifestyle spending. So when you're going through and figuring everything out these four things need to be taken care of welcome to another episode of the we serve now. What podcast the show. Where i do my best to answer the questions veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life your best life. My name is aaron perkins. I'm a us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos. I'm the author of the resolve book and that is a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through a process of rediscovering. Your life's purpose. After you left the military. And i gotta tell you i have so been looking forward to today's episode because my special guest is here to talk about something that matters to every single one of us is topic money. My guest today is quite boss. Marco is a twelve year navy veteran who deployed in support of operation enduring freedom. He got out got his bachelor of science. Degree started a side gig as a financial coach in two thousand sixteen while working in the nonprofit industry in didn't take marco long to realize that he was struggling with a lot of the same financial issues as the people. He was trying to help so in an attempt to fix his own struggles. Marco applied business cash flow principles to his own finances with an eighteen months. He added nearly one hundred thousand dollars to his net worth and his skills are skills that anyone can use. Marco now has his own financial consulting business. Called live like others. can't marco. it is so good to have you on the show today. Welcome to we serve now. What a thanks for having me on. It's pleasure to be here to serve all the rest of the veterans. They're listening absolutely man absolutely. Been looking forward to have you on the show. So what just take a few minutes and introduce yourself. Tell us a little bit of your back story how you got here. Well you covered a lot of it which was great but like it said so. I served twelve years of military. And when i got out i had a mountain of debt. I think it was like sixty thousand dollars in debt. When i left active duty was going to school got my bachelor business management and when moved down to florida a job. They're kinda help me pay down some more of The debt that ended up having once i got back from afghanistan. 'cause so side note. I went to afghan volunteer to to afghanistan to pay off my consumer debt and paid off the debt and then had a ton of money when i got back and did some investments that were really great but the problem was is. I didn't change my spending habits and some other habits. That i had that were really ingrained so i ended up building up that data again and was down in florida before i moved back home to ohio i ended up with like it probably about another twenty grand worth of debt when i moved back home and i was like said twenty twenty sixteen. I started looking at my personal finances. I got married in two thousand fifteen and after a year of trying to manage to all that we finally got everything into really like one pot start applying the business finance principles to my own personal finances and when i first started i was negative. Twenty five thousand dollars in my net worth so because all everything and i still wanna own twenty five thousand dollars so when i started applying some of those principles and turned it around and it was like oh my gosh in eighteen months be able to get to seventy five thousand and net worth. It was not so. I started taking some of those same principles and teaching some people. I knew some friends. And it's like okay. I really got something here but was really interesting. Is that these same principles basic math principles but these are the same things that have teaching the low income. People that for the nonprofit that i was working at so is really crazy that. There's so much parallel. The only difference is that my mistakes were spectacular because there is a larger amount of income to work with so it's it's really interesting the mindset that we don't teach so i that's what it was like. Okay there's a group of people working in the nonprofit world and the rule low income side of things. There's a whole support system around that but there's very few supports for this this middle class. The wealthy know how to do it. The low income have a ton of support. And when you're trying to make that transition to from low income or even the lower middle-class into an upper middle class even making that transition if you don't have some the fundamentals You're never gonna make it or it's gonna take forever by the time you retire like oh okay now i get. It would have been great thirty years ago. Sure so that's why i got into. That's what i got into being a coach. Cool man all right. So so the first question i have for you is it. It's a simple one. But i think it's one of those things that needs to be addressed because a lot of us find ourselves in a situation where we think that our finances are kind of like a bygone conclusion. You know i grew up in poverty. You know song going to stay in poverty. And so i don't even think about i. Just go through the motions. I you know. I get the car loan. I get credit cards. I get in debt. You know i do all these sayings in. I'm not really focused on my financial health right so when it comes to finances why should i even care. How big of a deal is it. Well i would have to say just starting out. It's actually perfect timing because this last year taught all of us. I mean how many people lost their jobs or were furloughed or laid off and maybe two never even get them back. It can come at any time. And if you're not prepared for it is what a lot of people don't realize is that when they signed their name for alone they're trading future time for something right now and it takes a special type of person to be an entrepreneur to be to be able to go out and create wealth but the majority of americans work for their money as opposed to creating their money. If that makes sense and there's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong going to work and and working a nine to five job you can be in everyday millionaire working a nine to five job you can. It's entirely possible but it's just. It's really crazy that when when wrenches thrown into it that we lose traction so fast if thing was like bank rate. It's on the ads that you've been running for me so it's six hundred ten. Ten people don't budget seven ten barely budget. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck. It's it's crazy as stupid number. Eighty percent of the people in the us are living paycheck to paycheck. That's nuts. That really is so eight out of ten people living paycheck to paycheck. Just you know if if you miss a paycheck or like you just mentioned you lose your job because of whatever reason pandemic or anything else. It's a huge impact. Not just. I don't know how i'm gonna pay bills for the next couple of weeks but it can like really really set you back. I think it's a perfect setup to talk about. What you just mentioned budgeting a little bit right. A lot of people don't budget so let's say for example. I know what a budget is. You know i've heard the term of. I've seen it on the news talk about but i've never tried it for me and for my family. Can you give us an insight into that. Like where do you even get started. Well sure an you can do a search on the internet for how i do a budget and almost all of them are going to give you the first piece of bad advice that you will ever hear when it comes to budgeting track your expenses for the next month. No you don't have to track your expenses for the next month. You know why because what you do. This month is the exact same thing he did last month. Just pull your bank statements. Look at your bank statements. That will is a great snapshot of your personal financial behavior and what your lifestyle choices are and when you take a look at that then you've got you've got gotta place all of those into a it or as we'll talk a little bit here a of a wall for foundation. There are four things that you have to take care of everything else is fluff and you can create whatever whatever other buckets you wine or i mean flake from an accounting. Were coming perspective. These are lineups okay. So you've got you've got your income and your expenses and then your expenses or all of your line break it down and then it breaks down even further when you file your taxes so every category that you make is a line item but there's four that are super important. Four and a lot of the times people tried to budget everything and they say okay budget down every last dollar and even the even the dollars that you're gonna put into savings if you don't have a good foundation to take care of the basic things that you need to have. It doesn't matter what you put into savings. It doesn't matter what what you spend on clothes. It doesn't excuse me it doesn't matter what what extra expenses and entertainment things that you wanna do. You've got to have these four things. Take care of i and what's interesting about them. Is it lines up. Perfectly with maslow's hierarchy and i'll leave it at that for further on all right so talk to us a little bit more about the four walls right. You mentioned the four walls and you know unite chatted about these a little bit before we go kind of hit the record button here as we were preparing for the show but that i'd never heard that term before the four walls. Can you explain like what those four walls are shirt. A quick back story on on the four walls. Is that if you do any personal financial searching on the internet. You're probably gonna come across the name. Dave ramsey dave ramsey. Oh yes some guy of phenomenal mindset really. Is there some things. Because i'm a business guy. There's some things that i can't entirely subscribe to because for me personally. There is some good debt. Because i'm a business guy. I used other people's money to make more money for my business. So that i can go ahead and potentially hire somebody in sure. Grow the economy that right right so for me. There is some good data. But from dave ramsey's perspective. There's no debt is good so the four walls are the four basic things that you need to survive. And when i say talking about maslow's hierarchy the bottom two levels of maslow's hierarchy pyramid are psychological and safety and that deals with food shelter and essentially money and i clued transportation in that because you need transportation get to and from work sir so the four walls are actually order. I it's it's your housing your food your transportation and then i. I don't like saying catch off for this last one but medical and other absolute necessities. So if you have prescriptions or you've had doctor's appointments or you absolutely have to have daycare 'cause you don't have family or friends that can watch and you have to pay for daycare. Those are absolute necessities. Everything else is extra fluff lifestyle. Spending this is still considered lifestyle spending as well but this is your baseline lifestyle. So when you're going through and figuring everything out these four things need to be taken care of and as you're going through the math and figure out okay. I'm not bringing in enough to cover the us basic four things. you're living to lavishly. You have played into the game of catching up with the joneses. You're trying to find too many influencers and live like them and showcase to the world. What all the amount of debt that you're bringing on is essentially what you're showcasing. You're not living the good life you're actually living a really crappy life. So that's kind of the premise of the four walls. And it when. I didn't really know that term when i first started doing my own budgeting but i realize kay. I've got regular monthly expenses that i always have to pay out have to pay my mortgage. I always have to pay the insurance. I always have to put gas in my car. Food on the table and a couple of medications and and some clothes. Those are the things that always spend money on every single month. What's fantastic about that is because it is you have the ability to look back over the last twelve months and really identify what your lifestyle is just by those expenses alone. Yeah that's that's interesting and it's it's definitely a a i won't say it's that different but it's definitely different than like you said what a lot of folks are gonna find when they do that. Google search for when they do that duck go search right on the internet of. Hey how do. I do a budget you know. What are the first things. I i should consider and and using hierarchy of needs and for those who are familiar with it. This basically just a pyramid that that stacks from bottom to top the needs. Every person has basic needs like markos already talked about psychological needs and then tops off. Self-fulfilment needs achieving your full potential including creative activities. And things like that. But with the four walls i know. They're all critical right but is one more important than the other. Is that the all really really for lack of a better term foundational for your financial health. They all are foundational. But dave will argue. And i kinda back this little bit. Is that if you have a choice between spending money on your electric bill and spending money on food you buy food and you can work with the company to to keep your electricity on food. Would probably the be the highest priority. Next would be your housing so everything that's involved with your housing your mortgage your mortgage. Iran's your utilities and then transportation would be third because there are things that you can do if you're spending too much on transportation. There's things that you can do to to lower those expenses but we can get into that little bit and then obviously medical. Now it's it'd be a toss up then if you've got to take medications or you need food a well. Okay then yeah but but at the same time. If the majority americans being healthy and not needing a whole lot of medications food would be the top priority so food station and then the other necessities sure sure so that so that kind of helps me prioritize as far as you know if i do find myself in a situation like I don't know what i'm going to you know. I only have so much money this month. And i can't pay whatever this one bill. Is you know kind of helps me. Prioritize food housing transportation medical. You know and then if it's more detailed it's down to the really really fine details of a few dollars here versus a few dollars here then. I think that's something you really just sit down like. If it's if it's you by yourself you just make the best decision right an absolutely. If it's you with your family you know you sit down with your spouse and or with your partner and you you talk about it like what do we want to do this month to make ends meet well and and i would say to that the amount of people who actually don't realize where their money's going is phenomenal so he say eighty percents living paycheck to paycheck. I would say one hundred percent of that. Eighty percent have no idea whether money's going and they don't realize that they probably have enough coming in to cover these four walls and then some that the problem comes is when they make all of the additional lifestyle choices and then they're like oh. I don't have enough money for food while it's because they just bought a thousand dollar iphone. So i mean like i know that's really rudimentary example. Because most people are buying their phones on the month to month plan that they put on that they tacked onto your bill which side note really crazy. I was trying to buy a new phone for my wife. No cellphone store will let me pay full price outright for the phone. They forced me to put it onto a monthly plan. Really i is crazy not i was like. I've got nine hundred dollars. That i'm gonna pay you right now and they don't want it. They want it on the monthly plan. So what's funny is so my family. We are an android family. Okay we've always been. We've never gotten into the iphones. You know my daughter. She's a teenager now. So she's kind of leading me toward the iphone but we've always been an android family and for the past few years. I have bought all of our phones directly from samsung. I don't know if you can do that with apple or not if it has to be carrier specific and you have to do over a month to month plan but if i go to samsung dot com. I can just buy that phone outright. I couldn't yeah. I basically i swipe my card more or less you know and you type in my numbers. He and then a couple of days i get new phone on my on my doorstep and so have to remember that for my wife because she's a samsung guy. I'm an iphone. Yeah for sure and so we when we started doing that. We've been with our with our carrier for. I don't know five six seven years now and so we're not really planning on leaving and going to another carrier. But i do get the unlocked phones just in case i need to right and so and so it is really nice to just be able to swipe their credit card and be like. Hey here you go. Here's all the money up front. I don't have to worry about that That money coming out every month right so off that sidetrack for second sorry about that it was just. It was really crazy when i was trying to do that. I couldn't believe that is crazy for phone. So why things that. When when i sit down with somebody and i'm going through this. Is that a lot of people. Don't realize all of the essentially the line items within each of these categories so under housing. There's a couple of lines you've got your mortgage or your rent which includes particularly if you have a mortgage. It also
S6 E11 - This is what it's like living with someone with PTSD. . . - Full Episode
"All right you ready. I actually hit record this time here. We go so in the most recent episode of the podcast season six episode ten. I sat down with my wife patricia. I talked to her about the challenges. She has faced in dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses over the years and right after we published that episode. We received an excellent recommendation from a listener. Asking us to tackle the topic of what it's like living with someone with ptsd. And i think patricia. And i are uniquely suited to tackle this since both of us. Have this diagnosis in in. Its for completely different reasons. This episode is going to be an unfiltered. Look at what. It's like to live with someone with post traumatic stress disorder and by way of introduction. This is the we served now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life. Your best life money erin perkins. I'm a. us army combat veteran daddy to two amazing kiddos host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today again by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome back to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here. Well good good so it's been a couple weeks right and last time we talked about the treatments. You're getting and things like that for depression. Talk to us a little bit before. We're gonna dive into the. Ptsd topic talked us a little bit. About how those are going those are going. I'm not going to be very honest. they're painful. I think Winning expecting almost a miracle. I mean you you let somebody shock your head for twenty minutes a day. You expect something but it's actually made my depression a little worse. They said that's normal. It can get worse before it gets better. So actually they're going to re map tomorrow and see if there's a different place. They need to put the magnet. But i think it's gonna go all right. Yeah we hope we hope and pray as well trained for this for that. This works in putting you through a lot of distress but like you said pain to try to to address the depression right. And so that's that's just one part of what can be a result of ptsd another city but the actually brit really brings up our our first thing to talk about is. Let's talk about ptsd a little bit. What it is. And how. I understand it. How do you understand. ptsd how. I understand it is. I mean we all know it stands for post traumatic stress disorder and that can be from your childhood from your teen years from adulthood. Something you went through something. You saw something you experienced. That was just traumatic for you. And i know that it can you know make you. Have you know nightmares it. Can you know how you can have memories of that trauma and then you avoid situations that you know make you think of that trauma and you know a lot of even soldiers you know. They get like hyper vigilant. You know because of how it makes them feel and it can call anxiety and depression as well. I think the hyper vigilance was one of the i. I realize that i that something was wrong right. I knew i had a lot of anger in. I was like i don't know why angry like i'm i'm not in the army anymore. I thought you the anger was just part of just being in the army. You're just mad something every day. And so i thought that it would go away and it didn't in fact he got worse and it. Was that hyper vigilance piece. I always felt. I still do. But i always felt ready. This constant state of readiness hyper vigilant. That's one of the behavioral parts because there's behavioral parts psychological mood in general sleep. And then you know it you can break them all down like you know behavioral is like you know you feel agitated or irritable or hof style or hyper vigilant like you were saying or you know you start doing self destructive things like you know. Drugs are becoming an alcoholic or or if he just completely isolate yourself. That's me raise my hand right there myself psychological as you know flashbacks which i don't have those fear that comes from nowhere severe anxiety failure to trust other people. Because you don't know what's going to happen the mood part of it. You know you lose interest or pleasure in doing stuff that you used to enjoy doing right or you feel like the severe guilt or you are incredibly lonely like you have tons of people around you. You have a family that loves you but you are so lonely and it messes with your sleep. It can cause you to sleep too much. Not enough to have horrific nightmares and a lot of people have detachment from other people and like intrusive thoughts that they just can't get rid of you know that you know. They go through their day and i guess to some other people they might look like legitimate list crazy but they just have these constant like thoughts and some people have to talk it out. You know there's so many parts to ptsd. yeah. I think that's one of the challenges with even realizing that you might have it right because there's so many parts to it. Depression anxiety intrusive thoughts avoiding situations. Not sleeping sleeping too much having horrific nightmares having too much emotion having no emotion at all. There's so many things and so what i was told. People especially veterans is if if something feels off. Don't try to figure out if you have. Ptsd anxiety or depression go to mental health right and talk to the professional about it and let them figure out whether you use the va or you go out to out to in the civilian sector. You go get it checked out. Because there's there's nothing that's not going to hurt you to go get it checked out right and that was a question that i was going to ask you. Is you know like when did you realize you had ptsd. I think it was what year wise was twenty seventeen. I got out and twenty. Fourteen of twenty seventeen anger progressively got worse. The hyper vigilance. And what. I say hyper vigilance. I i don't mean just like you know on edge all the time and i guess that was part of it but for me it was this feeling like i'm about to go into a fight like just ready like i mean you know kind of like almost kind of like a sprinter would be at the starting line. Okay here we go all right. I'm ready. i'm ready and it was like that all the time. That sounds exhausting. It is it really really is it took i say i want to say it took a long time to get past that but truth is i'm up past that no the pd. Has these not a broken limb. You know you can't cast on it and wait six weeks and go back and get the cast off and you're good to go. No i mean people can't get past it it's it. There are stories of people who you know they had. Ptsd and to you know after a few months few years depending on situation you can't get past. It depends on the person. I think it's post traumatic growth right where you know after your trauma you become a stronger person. A bigger percent better person. I don't know if i would. I would say that people ever get over their trauma. They just they build one right in that instead of letting the letting it crush them they use it to to fuel becoming a better person in the end and the thing is it's not always a choice. I don't think this is my opinion right. I don't think it's always a choice whether you get to say like oh. I'm past the worst part of my ptsd. And i'm only headed for post traumatic growth now. I don't even think i've heard that term post traumatic growth. So i don't know. If i would be i don't know if my opinion i mean i hope that's a real thing Veteran futterman talk to me. One time so you're doing it basically you're doing to post traumatic growth thing like you like you know you start a company like you've got a great career you've got a great family you know you've got a beautiful home cars dog you've got all this stuff going for you you're doing life right you're in your a great church like you're doing all these things right and hosting this podcast you're getting so much stuff done okay and i'm like okay cool why don't it feel better yeah really i'm like okay. We'll see if this post traumatic growth. I number one. i'm happy i'm growing. I'm happy growing getting better. getting smarter. Faster stronger whatever it is. I'm happy about that part but like it is this like is post traumatic growth a destination or is it just this constantly journey. Yeah i think it's a journey in. It reminds me of what we heard in church on sunday about walking wounded. And that's what that means is like. Es your wounded mentally sometimes physically but you know ptsd is a mental disorder and your your wounded mentally but you continue to walk. Wounded is when you stop that. There's no growth And so the post traumatic growth is continuing to walk. Even though you're wounded i love. Obviously you we're in the same service. Same church service right and we were both talking about how great it was so we can ask each other. This question okay. What's it like living with me especially within. What's it like living with me. Especially when i'm experiencing some sort of triggering episode so you mentioned 2017 when you first realized that you had p. Tst then it was. You're angry and you know we tried to give you a little bit of space and like you know. Let you breathe calm down. But i think i think you have grown because now you take that space for yourself. You're like i'm going to go run or i'm going to take the dog and we're going to go hike for a few hours. I think that you know living with you. I've able to watch you grow. And and learn how coping mechanisms coping skills. And i think with. Ptsd you have to learn. Those people might not always understand them like. I'm not hiking ninety degree weather with a dog. It's not happening but three you that works that would trigger trigger something not. Ptsd that would trigger anger. It has nothing to do with. Ptsd you you. You've joined small groups that you guys run and you know for exercise in general for you just really helps you a lot of that. Is you know twenty seventeen. We had just moved to alabama and things weren't going the way we wanted them to and life was just really stressful right. And you hadn't even been diagnosed yet. sure sure. So you've you've grown okay. So i don't even ask this question. What do you like living with me. It's amazing it's amazing. I love it. Let next question experiencing some sort of triggering episode. Well i've told you this before but as a man as a husband i feel. It's my duty my job to keep you happy. You know and so a lot of times i think. Ptsd manifests itself in your life as overwhelming depression and crippling anxiety right. And there's not a single thing i can do about it so for me. It's not that living with you is better or worse. Y you know with a triggering episode. It's that my hands are tied right. And so i think it's super frustrating. Because i'm like. I see a problem my wife is in. It's not just unhappy. You know it's like she. Has this a legitimate mental diagnosis. A mental condition that. I can't do anything to fix Frankly doctors can't do anything to fix every single part of that right and that conversation we've had many times because you're like i just want to fix it and i'm like doctors i have and they can't fix it. Release yourself up that burden. You can't fix it and that is so tough as a man who says you know what i'm here to lead my family my wife and my kids and you know kind of you know take charge and we're going to go tackle life together and that is so appreciated but sometimes you just got. It's true it's true like it's nothing you can do. Well that's not true. Okay that's not true space. Give me space. You know like like you did tonight. I had that treatment today and it made me sick today. I was actually really upset stomach today. And i'm just chilling in the bedroom lennon bed phone and you just made dinner that i did that helped i did. I logged off my computer at work and went and made dinner. It was amazing. I don't know if the dinner was amazing. But it's good good good so coming up after the break tricia and i are going to ask each other one more question. We're going to ask this question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has. Ptsd and we're gonna share several takeaways with you. Stay with us. Many americans today don't realize the stress and anxiety they feel is most likely because of their finances according to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill that will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right and we are back and as promised. We're going to talk about ptsd or would keep talking about ptsd right but the question that we have for each other. Do you wanna ask it. I want me to go go ahead. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I wrote this question. I still think it's a tough question you know i would not wish. Ptsd on anyone true. I'll start with that so with that in mind. What the good that has come out of it. It helps me to understand other people abso win. I hear about a veteran struggling with. Ptsd or a a veteran's family member or or family member or friend who is struggling with ptsd. I'm like i get it. I know how you feel. I completely understand and so for me. It's if there's anything good. It's that i can better relate to people who are going through the same frustration and anguish and honestly emotional pain when they see their loved one going through this right and i know not everyone copes. Well that's true and so this question might be difficult for some other. Some people listening you know like they're their loved when ptsd is raging alcoholic. Who's angry all the time. In what would you tell that person. That's an even to that. That in itself is even tougher. I think what. I would be telling that person is i. Can't i cannot tell you what you should be experiencing if you're living with someone with ptsd and you're like you know my spouses a raging alcoholic as a result of pd. St how do i find good in that. I can't tell you what good you should find. I i'm in no place to tell you that the only thing i can do is point you to the one that is jesus christ the principe who can give you peace in the situation and and the bible even says you know piece that passes all understanding basically piece. That doesn't make sense. So i can't tell you. This is what you should be feeling. This is what you should be experiencing. But i can recommend you to eat a formula so to speak of how to live better in that situation right and and i would add onto that to a more. You know just. I don't know. Do we say worldly. Come that. Try to under try to understand. Don't don't try to fix but like research. See how you can help your one with ptsd. Because i think not. Understanding is a part of the problem right for years i had. Ptsd and you did not. You didn't understand it in in mind would manifest in depression anxiety in the soldier new said just go exercise pushups drink water burpee strength water and i'm like you so don't get it and it was true i didn't you act totally asked you to research it to better understand it and you you did better understand it but now that you have experienced for yourself it's completely different really it. It really really is just just so different when you experience it for yourself. So i'll ask you the same question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I think it teaches you. How similar to what you said compassion. I mean i've always had a big heart. And i think it's because it's been broken a lot and you don't hurt anybody else because you know what that feels like you know you have more compassion. Because you know what it's like to fill abandoned or left out or or or thrown away so you're not gonna do that to anybody because if you're not a monster you're not gonna do that because you know what that feels like me and so i have probably too much compassion. My heart's honestly probably isn't too big for people. There are worse things that people not for pets. But that's a whole different. That's a big for people. Pets you can have one. That's my ocd. Am sorry that's okay. But yeah i would say me. It's compassionate and i've seen more compassionate you as well 'cause i was saying earlier when you didn't understand it you just dislike. Oh burpee and water. But now you're like. Do you want to go take a nap. You need to lay down like there's way more compassion than there was before so if if anything good can come out of such a horrific diagnosis like ptsd. I mean if you can just you know. Be patient and be kind. You can learn compassion. Sure yeah that's a really good point. So that's it for the questions right now. We honestly united had these types of conversations for year really really long time and and this is just another one of those conversations of how to how to live with someone with ptsd. What it's really like. i. I'm going to go out on a limb here. What's the worst part about living with someone with. Ptsd not knowing how they're gonna react something and so you know there's times when not recently but you know there were times i'm like oh i don't know if i want to tell him this 'cause i don't know how he's gonna react. I don't know where he's at today. You know mentally like you know. He's already got a lot on his plate. I'm kinda it's almost like an egg shells kind of thing like the. You wanna be really careful. You know so so those can be a little. And i'm sure i'm the same way i'm sure you and the kids stay away. Well i think for me and maybe for the kiddos too. I don't know but for me. It's the the worst part you know other other than the obvious of you. Know seeing my spouse going through this right but you know how it how it affects. Your frustrates me is the inability to plan. I love planning. I'm like okay. What are we going to do tomorrow. Six weeks from now five years from now and like i don't know win and might depression depression. Yeah and you're going to be like. Oh sorry man like as much as you would love to go do that. Depression is just crushed. You for that day or week or i mean there are many many times to. I'm going to say through the years that i've pushed myself. You know because. I i wanna do fun things at the family like you know. I think a lot of people feel that way. Like yeah wanna goaded disneyworld and make memories you know and you feel like that that depression creep over you and you just got to push through it as hard as it is. You just gotta you can't quit. You got to keep moving gonna walk wounded speaking of which so i know we. We referenced. The walk wounded message right. So so for those of you. Who don't know this was a message from church. The highlands with A great jura tear in this region of the country. One of the biggest in the nation as i recall got twenty plus camp twenty two twenty. Three i don't even know now. We got a bunch of campuses anyway. The the one of the pastors nikon carter. He spoke any told the story about a guy that will testament by the name of jacob who ends up wrestling with this angel and this angel as he's wrestling with jacob he he knocks jacobs jacobs hip out of socket right but jacob keeps wrestling. He's like hey. I am not going to let you go until you bless me. And so he. He eventually wins the wrestling match. The angel blesses him. And then jacob has to go meet his brother. There's whole back did this to me his brother and as he's going to meet his brother he's limping like crazy. And so even though the angels blessed and basically god putting his hand on him and saying hey like i you know i i love you. I approve of what you're doing. You know i'm blessing right now. Even though god did that he didn't heal him completely soup but jacob still had to keep moving and he had to walk wounded. Right into put in real world speak is like yeah. You can have blessings you can have all these great things in life you can have money. Houses cars land lakes pools vacation homes. But that doesn't mean you're not going to have wounds right from other people from yourself from life itself. Ptsd is usually a a life itself kind of thing so what you gotta keep walking for. Sure for sure so what's another takeaway back to. What we're saying is be patient and educate yourself. If you want to help your spouse or even yourself like okay like read just read read. How other people are doing it and that have been successful and and see how it actually manifests in your own life. Because just saying it's ptsd. I bet there some other things surrounding it that maybe you don't even know. And so educate yourself and be patient with yourself and your spouse if it's your spouse right right and somebody said this is another great takeaway. Here is give your spouse space if your spouse was the one who has the. Ptsd right give them the space they need. I will say that with the caveat if you believe. They are in danger of hurting themselves. Get the appropriate help. Absolutely this is not the your spouse said. Hey i'm gonna take my own life and then you say okay one. That's giving them space. No no no. That's not a time when you need to give them space. That's a time when there needs to be an intervention right. You know so when we're talking to give give your spouse space. it's you patricia. Saying yeah take your dog for hike. Its ninety degrees. go ahead. i'm not with you. I'll be in the pool right. Yeah right yeah gopher run go go do something to to just relax to take that. Take the edge off so to speak. Then so give your spouse space. I think is a really really great takeaway there so anything else any other takeaways. We should share with our audience today. I don't know. I think we've covered it. I mean just to walk wounded. Hold their hand while they're walking did. Oh may that's the that'll pre treat there. that's good. That is so good well patricia again. So much for coming on the show really really appreciate. I know you didn't feel great today but you muscled through it and i'm so so glad you did. I know our listeners grew be happy as well and obviously on this show. We ask a lot of questions that we do our best to answer a lot of questions and we all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this. Have i accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ will thank you so much for listening. Be sure to follow social media. Facebook occurred to fight again. Same thing on instagram and twitter ad courage again. You can pick up. A copy of my book resolve at courage to defied again dot com or also on amazon. It has been such a pleasure sharing our hearts in this conversation with you today until next time. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from S6 E10 - Real Conversations on Mental Health (w/ Special Guest: Patricia Perkins)
"May is mental health awareness month. And i felt it only right to release an episode focusing on the topic of mental health. Now if you've listened to the podcast for any length of time you've no doubt heard me talk about my own struggles with ptsd depression and mon experiences. Not all that uncommon in the veteran community. What you don't often hear though is from the veteran's spouse and on today's episode. I get to sit down with my wife patricia. As she shares the story of her own emotional journey with mental health diagnoses medications. Hospital stays and a whole lot more. This is the we serve now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life your best life by way of introduction my name is aaron perkins i am a us army combat veteran daddy to amazing kiddos. Host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here excited to talk about a subject that i'm passionate about. Yeah absolutely absolutely well. Great to have you here. I'm i'm incredibly happy that you agreed to be on the show. Usually it is me saying. Hey i'm going to be recording tonight. So if you you and the kids can kind of keep it down a little bit and but really really grateful that you here today. So today was one of many days where you're going through this. I don't know call procedure or treatment treatment. Okay so so. Obviously i went with you. Today is able to accompany you to that treatment and it specifically four depression right and so start with today. Let's start with today in a kind of what happened today. And what the treatment is. And let's start there. Sure okay so. The treatment is called. Tm s it means trans cranial magnetic stimulation menendez Treatment that oddly. Enough stimulates your brain. It's post what is supposed to do is to help the neurotransmitters talk to each other better and it is usually reserved for someone who's tried a few different types of medication for depression but it also helps with like anxiety. Ocd and sometimes even physical pain. Okay so so so. This is not a it. Sounds like it's a noninvasive. It's not a surgery type of thing so basically the way they explain it. It's like electromagnetic therapy. Where like in the old days where they would maybe cut. Open your head and maybe electric your brain things like that but this obviously they're not doing that. You can sit down in this chair. It's kind of like the big dentist chair. They strap you all in and they put this big magnet next to your head in a certain spot at a certain level. It's already been determined by your doctor and it made me last twenty minutes. And then you're you're on your way okay. So is that it's not obviously. I know this right before listeners. This is not like a one time thing. This is one of how many treatments you have to get. Okay so today was off my fourth treatment and i think if i did the math right i have at least thirty three more to go. So it's over a nine week period and because of where we live. I have to drive basically an hour and a half to get there. And then i'm there for fifteen to twenty minutes in the drive an hour and a half and and yeah i i definitely know that. That part in itself is frustrating. The drive so let's go back a little bit now so you're having this it might not be invasive but stewart pretty extreme treatment of kind of remapping your brain right yes. It's it's had some side effects already some some anger some tiredness Brain fog lightheadedness. The way the only way. I can explain it. It's like there's a big garden with a huge gate and there's all these locks and each treatment seems to slowly work open a new lock and then hopefully by the end all the locks will be open and king come open and i can be free of depression anxiety. I don't know if that's going to happen. I have faith that it can happen so hopefully it does happen. You me both you both so so take us back a little bit. How did you get to this point. You know obviously you. Have you know some sort of depression or anxiety or whatever take us back to diagnoses and that sort of thing so i i got diagnosed probably sixteen years ago like actual clinical diagnosis of major depressive disorder and house have severe anxiety. I have d. c. Ptsd so what is so ptsd. I know what is cd. Basically childhood post traumatic stress disorder. And then i have. Ocd okay so so ptsd. Veteran community intimately familiar with cps d c p s de. It is then the so. How did that come about. I mean this this is like you know really getting into the nitty gritty of it a little bit but i had parent you know. I had parents that. They weren't believers not that that makes you any less of a good parent but they were involved with things that they shouldn't have been involved with and they didn't have a good relationship with one another so that meant a very rocky relationship with their children and so without getting into too much and making people uncomfortable. This is a really bad childhood really bad and even in my teenage years there was some other stuff that was really bad. So just you know things that people don't really think about as being post traumatic stress disorder. I've heard other people say. How can you even have that. You weren't a soldier. Well that's not reserved for soldiers or servicemen period. Post traumatic stress can happen after a car accident after your home gets broken into after a traumatic. Any traumatic experience you can. Pdf st right right so so with depression. You were diagnosed. She said sixteen years ago crack and so did the anxiety diagnosis. Come along with that or out of that will work. It was shortly after. I think they at i thought maybe it was just really bad depression and they realized that it was both mint so they started treatment to different treatments who different medications and over the years between the two just the depression and anxiety. I know i've had over sixteen or seventeen medications and sixteen or seventeen. I didn't know there were that many others time for i mean i know. There's a lot of medications out there right. But most i know i i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say most people when they're struggling with anxiety depression or even if they do have a legitimate diagnosis of anxiety. Depression or both. It's okay let me go get this. Let me go try it. You know and then if that doesn't work maybe they go try something else but sixteen or seventeen that that just sounds like an extreme number is sensitive to medications and so what may work for a lot of people. Just doesn't seem to work for me. Or i ended up being allergic to it but i will say that i did. This test called a g. e. n. e. s. t. and it's a dna test and that's something that you're psychiatrists can do for you. There is a cost involved but it will tell you which medications and you know. They're all different classes. Work for your dna type so you have a red section and you should stay away from those. You have a yellow section. That may help. And then you have. A green section is more likely to help with your dna type so that can help a lot of people. Stay away from having to try sixteen or seventeen different medications. Sure sure that that's a really good point. And obviously you. You didn't take that 'til later. Right actually took it last year. Yeah so the break i. I wish i could have taken ten years ago. But i don't think even knew about it and that's another thing i would say. Is you know educate yourself. Don't wait on your doctors to find all the resolutions for you. Like feel free to look and research and bring it up to your doctor. you know. it's a good point. So medication is just one side of the depression anxiety. Ptsd just one side of it before the medication happens. There's something that either. Your doctors realize your families realize or you personally realize something different in me. Something is not working as it's supposed to or it's manifesting in in a certain way and i know that when it comes to ptsd specifically it manifests itself in a lot of different ways. They can manifest itself in anger in inability to focus and chronic pain. In a guilt it can manifest itself in different ways. So let's focus on the. Let's say let's. Let's go with depression right the major depressive disorder. How did that or does that manifest itself in your life. The first time. I realized that i might have an issue with. Depression was actually. I had a really bad episode. After i had caitlin so caitlyn's daughter. Sorry caitlyn's her daughter. Yeah she's fourteen now. After i had her. I was sitting just watching tv. And she was sitting there beside me and her little old bouncy seat. And i actually started having these really dark feelings kind of like oppression and actually that coincided with an anxiety attack as well and actually got rushed to the hospital because they thought i was having a pulmonary. Embolism so they thought that. I had blood clots. I was about to die. You know there was but it was a mixture of depressive episode and anxiety attack which i had never felt before and that really scared me and the doctors were able to put me on medication to help with that. It did not stop it but it did help. Sure sure so what what happens next. You know you're you're on this medication. It's helping look what happens. Is there a point at which you realize. That medication isn't working or isn't working as well as it should. Yeah most doctors will tell you you know. Give it two or three weeks to really get in your system if you don't see any changes or if you see getting worse than you're to want to let us know so that we can adjust or change that medication and over the years. That has happened so often. That i i got to this place and i'll say that it's okay to do this if you need to. Own your closet by yourself and cry for a little while. 'cause you're just overwhelmed and nothing seems to be working and you want so badly to be quote unquote normal. Go have cry. Go eat ice cream or chocolate or something. I don't even care. It's okay to do those things. But i got to this place where i was like. None of this is working. I need something completely different. And i think that's when. I did the insight site testing because most of the medications that i had been put on. Were in my red list more in the list that was for your dna. These are not going to work for you. Oh wow so going through this process and the truth is i didn't even realize this at the time we've been married for fifteen plus years and i knew that kept having different medications tried and you like oh. This is not working but we had no idea why. It's not working until this test. You didn't says hey this might actually work for you Yeah that's that stuff okay. So what about the anxiety piece you know. It started with an executive attack How does that manifest itself or did it manifest itself in your life. So i have an odd anxiety like i have panic. Attacks panic attacks but generally speaking. I'm just anxious and it's like my anxiety and my ocd. Like to just hold hands and frolic through my brain and so what. I'm feeling extremely anxious. I have to clean everything so it's kind of like since i can't control my emotions i can't control what's going on in the world. My brain has to find something that can control and the cleanliness in my house. I can control thankfully because you and the kids are pretty neat people. But i have to do have to be able to do something. Control something to calm down. If i don't do that ended up in the closet crying eating chocolate well like you said. That's okay if you have to do. It's not not not every day but so talked about the depression. Talk about the anxiety. Ptsd how does that manifest itself in your life on a day-to-day basis weekly basis. How how often what does it feel like said the. Ptsd is like a whole different monster. That lives somewhere inside of my person. And the worst episodes i have with. Ptsd is when my children especially caitlyn our daughter when she reaches those age those ages where you've espn we. We had talked about this a little bit today. As we're preparing for the podcast but it was as a recall kind of like the same ages or proxy ages where something traumatic happened in your own childhood right so so then. My brain is like imagine that happening to kaitlin. Imagine that having to our son. Christopher and then it's like this overwhelming like it's not a mama bear feeling is a mama dragon. And it's like i will. I will died to protect but at the same time. It's then there's this the the little girl in me is like. How could my mom have let that happen. How could my dad have let that happen. Where was the the parental. where were they. Why did these things even happened. That i have this trauma but we're all human doing the best. We can now. That i'm older i can. I can look at my pass without being completely angry with my parents because they were just doing their best as well. Sure sure so. We're won't take a break real quick but coming up after the break and now you have a few things that you want to share with our listeners. More as encouragement and continuing the story obviously but also practical steps. Stay with us. Many americans today don't realize the stress and anxiety. They feel is likely because of their finances. According to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like others can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill. That will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today. Alright so here we are back. Second half of the show here with my wife patricia talking about mental health. And it's okay. She's looking at me right now. She's like oh just made a noise like it's okay. Well we'll cleared up. It's fine and so so anyway so here talking to my wife patricia about mental health and about her own challenges and struggles with it. And so obviously there's no one in your corner so to speak. I mean there's the stigma associated with it but there's also no one kind of coaching. You through this of like okay. Well if this isn't working here's what you do right not currently. I've had counselors in the past. You know and they've we've tried to work through things. I have been the hospital couple of times. And i think there's a lot of people who mean well but it doesn't mean it's going to work for you and so i feel it's important that people understand that if you do have a mental illness. It's okay to research an advocate for yourself. You don't have to wait on a doctor or counselor or someone who you feel like is more intelligent or just because they have letters after their name that they know you better than you do feel free. No not feel free. Please speak for yourself. that's huge. That is so huge. And i think that advocating for yourself is such a critical element of getting the help you need. Because when i think of veterans who are struggling right. You know whether whether it's a physical health or mental health concern. They know themselves like better than anyone else knows them and so when they go to the doctor when i as a veteran go to the doctor i have an obligation to myself right to be as honest and as really a as direct as i can like look. This is the problem. This is how. I'm feeling. I'm here for you to help me fix it right. But then there's the stigma especially in the military community. Where if something isn't working right in your brain you're not working right. Oh absolutely that is the stigma is is really and i think the worst thing about mental health diagnoses today at least in america. If not all over the world it absolutely needs to be normalized that your your brain is an oregon and just like your heart and all your heart muscle but you could knees your liver. If any of those things were failing if they weren't working like they were supposed to have so many people around you. Hey what can i do for you. What can i do for your family. Could i get my blood tested to see if i could be donor. How in the world could make your life better but you hear someone is in a three month depressive episode and they can't even get out of bed. I don't see people lining up with casseroles. I don't know. I don't see that happening. You know if you have to leave an event because you had an anxiety attack there's whispers. There's not help this is strong. It is so strong. And there's a you know within the military there is a fear and i will say rightly so that if you say hey i have this particular mental condition it can potentially impact your career and in the civilian world because well as a mom i if another mom i don't know maybe somebody's going to hear this and maybe they don't want their kids hanging out but as a mom you think. Oh can this person actually take care of my kid. While i'm away or is everything issue going to be too overwhelmed. Is she going to have some kind of attack. That i don okay. If you know somebody like that. Just educate yourself right and know that that person wouldn't take on that responsibility if they didn't feel they could handle it. Yeah absolutely and you know. That's a critical point to is. There is so much misinformation out there about mental health. And you know here's the thing. Hollywood doesn't help and i'm not going to rant. I'm not. I'm not trying to say like oh. Don't make movies about people with mental conditions. You know but there is this you know. The joker movie that just came out with a joaquin phoenix. That's joker yeah. Okay so you know. He obviously has a mental health problem. It looks like severe depression and he turns out to be this mass murderer. Right and so people associate edison. He's bipolar but go ahead. Fair enough fair enough so people associate those mental health conditions with something so extreme that they saw on a screen or read an article. now there are extreme cases. it's true. I mean you can't just say that that. No one is that bad off but there are people that bad off that they're not usually the people who look like they're doing okay. There those the people who are really struggling there are more signs right than than you just meeting them. Like if i just walked up to you and said hi. My name's patricia. Perkin tie you doing. You would never think i had five mental disorders right. You know someone. who's that far gone. You know they're going to be showing signs. Oh yeah absolutely for sure for sure and you know the thing is when it comes to mental health when it comes to you know having a a severe enough level of mental health challenges concerns whatever. You wanna call them. If you don't have an official diagnosis right there are so many. I guess levels is probably the best way to put it of of severity. Because you know like saying. Hey i'm feeling depressed for a couple of weeks is a far cry from major depressive disorder right okay. Yeah may i believe probably should have been a little more research but it would be depressed for at least six months before. It is a clinical diagnosis. And so there's going to be events someone dies. A friend moves away. You have to switch jobs then you could go through a you know a few days or a week of feeling depressed. That's normal. yeah exactly. That's the normal depression. That's not the go quick. It'll medication so you can feel better. That's right it's just a normal life happens and you get down and i've even had people say to me. Well you know you have a lot of stuff. You're very blessed. You have a nice home. You have a great husband. Smart kids you you you have you have you have you have. That has nothing to do. With what my brain is doing. I have the intelligence to know that. I a blessed person a blessed individual but that does not mean that my brain is going to let me enjoy all the time. Yeah that's so true. That is so true. And so i just saw an article earlier today from cnbc said fifty one percent of young americans are struggling with mental health. Fifty one percent. I can believe and i think a lot of that if i can just put in. My personal opinion is social media. I'm sure you constantly see people who are throwing up. There highlight reels on instagram. And some of them still on facebook and then those who are throwing out things on twitter but there you're not getting their whole life you don't read what's actually going on. I mean if people looked at my facebook they would see highlights. Because i want to show the good. I don't want to show the days. I don't wanna get out bed. Showed the days where. I'm like begrudgingly. Driving my kids to school because i have to. I'm an adult to do these things. You don't see those things and especially the generation under us. They're so obsessed with social media that they think that's real life. I mean i have a good life. But it's not insta worthy like everything. I do isn't gonna be popping up on instagram. Because it's not real life right. That's just advertising then like you said it's just highlights right. Yeah and so. I want to go back to the stigma piece for just a minute. Because that's a piece that i'm really passionate about and you know in the military you know being healthy being fit to fight. That's part of the job if you're broken your broken leg unit can't use you to go to war right. You have to get that leg fixed. I if you're broken mentally your unit may not be able to use you to go to war because like there's something wrong with you and like the. The thing is with the stigma. It's okay in you know outside of the military that things that your body or your brain is not working like it's supposed to and i've heard so many veterans so min- countless veterans really be rating their brothers and sisters in arms when they talk about having. Ptsd like your combat. Experience was different than mine. Therefore you don't have ptsd or you can't be depressed or you can't be anxious like you're just whining because you want to get paid from the va. You want the va to take care of you. That's ridiculous it. It really is our veterans out there who just looking for that that extra little bit of money out a month sure. There are but by and large the majority of veterans who who are having the courage to stand up and say. Hey i got something wrong in my brain. It's not working like supposed to. They should be applauded and say you know what that is. Surreal courage that you having right now to go and say i need help. Yes it takes a ton of courage and just in time out of being a military spouse and then my time out of it and interacting with veterans and even people who are still currently serving. They they have these but they don't even know how to say it out loud. They will become an alcoholic. But there's nothing wrong with me. I had no problem with war. Or when they get out of the military you know they get hooked on drugs. Oh in the military didn't affect me very much. I'll have i don't have any. Ptsd that that crazy stuff you know or all of a sudden. They're wife isn't good enough. Their kids aren't good enough and they want to be away from them at all times. They don't want that interaction but they say they're fine because they're afraid to say i might be broken inside and might need some help. So instead of having the courage to say that they are literally ruining their lives in other ways right what alcohol would drugs with breaking up their homes with neglecting their responsibilities. That's may there's so much i want to. I want to fix it right. I want to fix the stigma. Problem wanted but there is no easy way to do it. But i think what we're doing right here is having the conversation for the world to hear that. Look it's not just veterans. It's not just veteran spouses. It's according to that article. Fifty one percent of young americans who are struggling with some sort of mental health condition right regardless of what title you go by better in active duty man woman boy girl. Mental health is no respecter of persons. I'm sorry mental illness right. No you're right and mental health needs. You know it doesn't matter who you are. What are what color you are just like any like. I said any other body part in any other thing. That may need attention. Don't be afraid to give it that attention. Don't be afraid to speak up and speak out. Don't let the stigma hold down. Yeah for sure so from our conversation today. I know we're running up on time. So we're gonna wind this down and you know. Obviously you and. I have talked about this a lot and me in the future. I'm sure we will get you back on the show and talk and talk about about this and how fixing your life especially how the team s treatment is grain because he you know. I'm not afraid to talk about right. My inner demons especially can help somebody else. I feel like i feel like god puts us through situation so that we can help other people and if we can't take the bad and turn it around and help someone than what's it for and i have to have faith that it's it's to help others. Sure sure so. We have alluded to these three big takeaways right like the big takeaways from this episode. We've alluded to them throughout the episode. We've talked about them. We've even said them but remind us remind listeners. What those big three takeaways are from listening to this. I would say the first one is to advocate for yourself like i said. Don't be to research. Don't be afraid to figure out what might work for you. Ask for the jewish site testing. Ask for even if you've been on medication for a long time talking about the s you know there are other ways to go about it than just constantly saying in that cycle of pill after pill after pill with no results there. There is light at the end of the tunnel. So don't be afraid to say. Hey i think this might help me. What do you think. Don't wait on them. The second one i would say is. Don't let the stigma prevent you from seeking help Let's there is nothing wrong with you. If you have mental illness nothing like innately wrong review. You are just a person who is struggling and number three. I would say no that you are not alone like you were saying that article fifty one percent of young americans. This isn't even us. The older americans during these are young americans who were struggling. You're not alone. find group. fine fine started group. It right to you know. Don't don't stay alone either. When you isolate yourself things. Things often get worse so definitely seek out others who may have similar problems going on that you can talk through to to have some sort of accountability with and accountability is huge. It is huge and those are the three big ones. But i wanted to add one more. And it's something that i've done personally and it has to do with what i was talking about with social media and it's so funny because our pastors just said at this sunday delete block. You do not have to look at sally. Suzy sampson's and wish it was yours. Delete her blocking her. If if watching her highlight reel is taking your joy. Delete her if mr man who has it all together all the money all the muscles and the most beautiful wife you've ever seen if that stealing your joy delete him bought him because you need to focus on you and yours is so good. That is so so good so patricia. It is been an amazing conversation with you. I wanna thank you personally. Thank you for your courage to come on the show and talk about not just health in general but your own mental health your own struggles with the diagnoses. You know you've had hospital stays as a result had so many things going your life and so thank you so much for talking about this important topic with us you know. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is. This have accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ and before we go one thing. Patricia wanted me to point out was earlier. she referenced. cpt. St and she called it childhood. Ptsd it is actually complex. Ptsd would she informed me of later in complex. Ptsd is brought about from long term trauma that might be physical emotional sexual abuse own going childhood neglect things like that. It could even be a prisoner of war type of situation that brings about complex. Ptsd so just clarification. There that that was what she was referencing in the second. Half of the episode. You may have heard probably did hear a lot of clicking in the background while that clicking was my burien husky running around on a hardwood floor and unfortunately we can't edit that out he just kind of made a cameo appearance on the podcast so that dog is the way i deal with my ptsd and depression having a pet. It just helps a lot so anyway. Thank you so much for listening. It has been a joy sharing our hearts with you today. Be sure to check us out on social media. We at facebook at courage to fight again. Instagram also occurred to fight again and twitter at courage again and check us out on our website at courage to fight again dot com a whole lot. More resources there well until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
Vanity Sizing and the Justin Bieber Effect
"What's been in the news this week and as soon as i saw what my friend sam talk to attack me. And thank you sam. And i sent laura. This is what we've got to talk about this week because yet again boo. Who are in the news and getting the blame for some thing. That might not be careful. It's away from sustainability to this week. It's actually around pricing so boo hoo fade in the news as a customer schumer's picked up on the fact that they have the same product at two of their brands with different prices. So a customer find a coat that was on coast for a higher price but was also in darfur perkins for eight low prices. Thirty four pounds more coast than it was a kyko. Things happened as someone that is worked in the fashion industry previously. I used to work for a band called love a small kind of a fast. Fashion brand died in london. And what. I say it was small. It wasn't born in terms of things that that it was quite a small head office so our work in their showroom as pr and social media person booked could also see the things that were going on wholesale and orders and the factories that they doubt with darby lay. It was kind of a very small close knit company in the fact that you knew everything about what was going on it was either so first of all. I just think that the major again it goes back to the major. Just wanna jump on it. I'm going to call this the justin bieber fact because this is exactly what happens and i always go back to this example. Where the major car. How but pick on one particular person. I love justin bieber or half. Always yes. I'm a complete loser but i'm proud of being that loser but it was just a point where justin bieber did everything wrong. And that's what comes with being in the limelight and in the media. And i get that put the just love it. What say cop took words. That is it. The press will not leave that person or brand
S6 E9 - How to identify what you are passionate about
"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions after leaving the military and the lack of answers has left you frustrated and probably a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of the craziness that is post military life so you can turn your post military life into your best life. Money was aaron perkins a. Us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos and on this episode of the show. I want to talk to you about identifying your passion in life and how you do that. That's a big question. I think we all have even if we haven't put into so many words like how do identify my passion in life. It's like well aaron. Who are you to talk about identifying passion. Well number one. I've identified my own number two. I developed a process to do just that net processes called the nine line framework which i put into the book called resolve. That is just a step by step guide for you. The veteran to help you to rediscover purpose meaning and you guessed it. Passion in your post military life before i dive into the episode today. I want to take a few minutes until you a little story. I myself love stories. I love hearing them. And i love telling them and this story is really near and dear to my heart because it's about my son. His name is christopher and you may have heard me talk about him on the show before But this story. I've never actually shared on the show because actually just happened about a week or two ago and my son christopher almost twelve years old. he's a normal kid. Not a huge fan of school. Really good in school gets really good grades Does everything well is i. I don't know if i would say popular. But you know people like him he. He's just a normal kid. And he. And i we have this unique Father son relationship. I mean we joke around a lot. We have a very very similar Sense of humor. So we have memes that will share back and forth and that's actually across our entire family that we can laugh at together and everything but this story about his passion for video games. Now you might be thinking well yeah. He's eleven year old boy. eleven year. Old kid boy girl the one but he's eleven year old kid and he loves video games. Yeah what kid doesn't we're here's the thing. He is not just passionate about video games. He is passionate about tech in school and his technical classes studying python programming language. He studying java script and his his his little techy and he loves the technical aspect of it. Well there's this that he has for one of his platforms. And it's called beets saber. You may have heard of it. It's on playstation four for vr. And it's on oculus quest to In fact every year. we're pretty much every year. We get a family gift at christmas and this past year. The family gift that we all could use was the oculus quest to and that is a a virtual reality gaming system. That's fully wireless but the headset on. Hold the controllers and you could just play play games fun and while he has been absolutely just going nuts over this thing having so much fun with it. Well again. this game beats saber. You can create your own levels if you modify the game and there is no right or wrong i should. There is a right or wrong way to do it but there is no manual that you can look at and say okay. This is how you modify find the game. So he gets on discord. he's he finds Some experts who know about modifying the game he chats with him for hours. Some of some of them are as friends he's he's played games with everything and he's talking to them. Like how do i modify this game. What do i need to do. He figures out the programs. He needs to us figures out how to roll the game back to a previous edition. Now he knows how to launch the game with these modifications so he can play his own levels on the game. Keep in mind. This had nothing to do with school this nothing to do with any requirement. This was just something that he wanted to do something that he is naturally gifted at and naturally naturally passionate about and that is that's what that's one of the things i wanna point out here. Today is your passion in life is most likely going to be something that you are naturally geared toward you are naturally good at and maybe even it may even be something that you have spent a lot of time practicing and preparing at and you've spent a lot of time working on developing that skill. It could be anything from woodworking to the medical field to an to. I'm the the passion ideas for your life are virtually endless. But you heard me referenced. The nine line framework earlier. And as i look at this nine line framework. You know again. It's it's this step by step guide. It is the process that helps you rediscover passion in your life after the military. And i look at these these lines in here. These chapters and the storage is told about my son. I can see him in these chapters. I can see how his passion is coming out just in the things that he is naturally doing now in the last episode i mentioned and talked about quite a bit actually line four. Which is what is my personality type. you know. why does it matter. And it's not even so much. Why does it matter. But how does that. Impact me and my passion and my purpose for life. And so i'm going to touch on line for a little bit today but i want to give you some examples from line five later in the show about discovering that passion in your life but line four again i used sixteen personalities dot com. You can go there right now. You can take this free assessment to figure out to learn what your personality type is and again that is not the only tool you can use you. Can use myers briggs. You can use the disk assessment. There are so many tools you can use to figure out your personality because in the military unless you are you had a way different experience than i did. They really ask you. What your what your passion was or even more specifically. They didn't ask what your personality was. Just said hey here the jobs you can pick from pick a job do your job and then you go your military career and you get out and now you're here listening to this show and saying man. How do identify my passion in life. What is it that i am passionate about. How do i find that. Well you'll hear me say this more than once. Pick up a copy of the resolve book. That is really your first step to figuring out your passion and your purpose and your meaning in your life after the military but again light for just goes over. What is your personality type. It walks you through that process of discovering who you are and who you're meant to be and line five asks another question it says what do i have to offer. And that's very specific to you. What do you have to offer the world. Because i believe that. A life focused on making a difference in the world as a life worth living. I think that's really what we're all after is that we want to make a difference. Maybe it's just in our own personal lives. Maybe it's in the lives of our friends or family or our church or our school whatever it may be or or if your teacher may be your students you want to make that positive impact and so line five walks you through that process of figuring out what it is that you have to offer so coming up after the break. That's what i'm going to talk about. I'm gonna share some examples and walk you through blind five and sharing this for free and you can pick up a copy of the book on amazon or on kerr's to fight again dot com but i'm gonna share the the line five here with you and some examples that can help you figure out what it is you are passionate about in your life. That's after the break. Stay with us. Many americans today. Don't realize the stress and anxiety they feel is most likely because of their finances according to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like others can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill. That will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right so as we go into these examples. I want you to have an open. Mind here right some of these examples. You may not even thought of. But i i want you to keep in mind that some of these may not apply to you. Some of the may apply to you perfectly but before we get into those examples and went to review. Read you this quote from a retired general martin. Dempsey actually had him on the show. A few seasons ago A great conversation. You can go check that out. He talks about you know continuing to provide leadership in your post military life again. If you don't know years he is the former or the lissi would number was of eighteenth chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and so again great guy. We had a great conversation. Should go check that out. But i want to read you a quote. He said sometimes we wait for thunderclaps drum rolls and clearly on calls to alert us to what's important when actually it's most often the subtle and persistent signals around us. That make the most difference. I want you to think about that for a minute when you think about your passion and life and what. You are naturally geared toward what are those subtle and persistent signals. So in in the book. I talk about the subtle and persistent signal. I got even as a child as a teenager. Really that writing is something i am. Naturally gifted at is something. I'm naturally good at in fact My mother found a poem that i had written She was cleaning. My room was teenagers. Don't ask me why she was cleaning my room and she didn't make me do it but i'm very grateful for her but she was cleaning my room and she comes into the room and she sees this poem that i wrote and when i get home from school she asked me about it. She says hair. Where did you copy this phone for. Almost didn't copy it. I wrote it. And i'm all of a sudden proud of myself because see my mother had always been this voracious reader with a strong command of the english language so hearing her say something like that. Which implied the poem was of this incredibly high quality right. It has stuck with me to this day. That aaron you you're naturally gifted at that and that the poetry. It wasn't anything i had to do. It was something i had in my head and maybe even my heart and just wrote it down. It was something. I felt naturally wrong to do. Just like my son was naturally drawn to develop this modification for this game and figure out all the additional software he needed and how to modify it and how to play the game afterward. I was actually drawn to writing so in that case even though my son and i we get along great and we have great father son relationship were way different as far as our passions. Go and that's okay. It's the thing is my. My writing skills are they. Were constantly improving through my life and the funny thing is even as i wrote the book wonder like am i the most qualified person to to write this book. Maybe maybe i am gifted at writing right. Maybe i am good at this. But am i the most qualified person and so why do i tell you this right. I tell you this. Because i want you to realize something that i'm still learning myself. The skills you have are probably around eighty percents better than you actually think. I want to say that again. The skills that you have are probably around eighty percent better than you actually think. Now what are get the eighty percent number. You know statistically they say what is seventy. Six percent of statistics are made up on the spot. I will say this. Evidence is more inaccessible and nature. But the things you are passionate about. You are geared toward learning more about it it just this natural thing. It's not something that you can really force. Can you learn things and learn more about Passions in your life. of course. you can't can you learn how to take care of the zales in your garden or in your new hangar. The year rose garden right. Is rose garden on. That makes sense but i looked at my window and saw zulia so i i mentioned it so it. Can you learn about that. Scher will you be passionate about it. Maybe you can develop a passion for it but passionate in your life is is this area of your life. That's built in. Its this natural part view. And so where do you go from here right. What are those examples that promised you a before we get into those examples. I want to share with you just a few questions that you can write down to ask yourself and you can kind of fill these out like to help you figure out where you go from here and figure out what it is you have to offer the world so the first question goes right along the lines of my story. I just told about not only about my son but about myself. I have always been good at blank. Fill in the blank there. What is it that you have always been good at something. That seems easy for you for me. It was english and grammar and for my son. Tech is easy for him. Technologies easy for him super easy a he is are basically our systems administrator at the house. he knows so much about For my daughter the things she is naturally good at and she finds easy music. She finds that incredibly easy from wife. She finds the medical field incredibly easy to pick up on. And it's not because it's not challenging to learn it's because we have a passion for those particular things in our lives. Here's a second question you can ask yourself. I don't know why. But i really just enjoy doing the following things and then list those things what things that you do really bring you joy for me. It's writing it's crafting something from nothing. It's looking at this blank page and putting words on it and impacting the world with a those words. And let's see what's the next one number three this. This is kind of long ones. All probably read it a couple of times. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until what so for this question. Think of a time your life in which our knowledge or skills or ability was needed. Think of a time when you were able to use it and you suddenly realized that brought you joy so i to read that one again and explain that a little more. I never thought about what. I'm naturally good at and what i enjoy until this particular event in my life. I never thought about me being really good at writing until my mother when i was fourteen. Fifteen years old picked up that poland in my room and said hey this is really good. Where did you copy this from. I never thought about that. My son may not have ever thought about how good he is attack. Until i pointed it out and said dude that is amazing that you figure that out on your own you contact the experts in and you did everything needs to do on your own and so when you think we think of that like okay. I never thought about what i'm naturally good at. And what i enjoy until a particular event in your life and you think about when your knowledge or your skills or abilities were needed and and then you say okay. I was able to use it at that point in my life and then you suddenly realize man that made me feel really good. That brought me joy. That was dare. I say it fun and a lot of times. We as adults we. We tend to tend to think like well. You know i'm an adult. I don't need to have funding more. I shouldn't be having fun anymore. I'm more focused on business and and making money taking care of my family. Those are all great things but at the end of the day passion following that passion pursuing that passion your life a lot of times what it feels like is fun just a lot of fun number four thing. You can ask yourself. I was able to make a difference in a person's life by using one or more of my unique abilities which not only made a difference but it brought me joy as well and the question is list those skills or abilities that you use to impact someone's life or to make a difference in the world for me. They'll be writing for my son that might be tech my daughter that might be music for my wife that might be the medical field. So there's so many things that again virtually unlimited number of things where you can find passion in your life and it's those things that you are naturally geared toward they. Here's a few examples. I'm going to review these for you just to give you a sense of where you can find passion in your life and don't get caught up on the stories themselves. I want you to imagine yourself. What is it that you personally find your passionate about. Here's example number one. I was a cormon in the navy. And i learned a lot about helping others in times of medical crisis. I found so much joy. In this. I knew my job well and i knew i was making a difference. Pretty simple right pretty direct and so this person says hey. I knew what i was doing was making a difference. And i found joy in it. Here's another really good one along the video games. A video games idea. I love playing video games call of duty fortnight minecraft you name it. I get a sense of joy out of playing them and truth be told. I'm pretty good at it. My unique personality which i found in line for which i now understand. It equips me well as a teacher and so a combined those elements to start a video game players club in my community. We get together. We eat snacks. Play video games. Hold tournaments and get to know each other better. It's such a great time. And i love it. So being a woman in the navy versus playing video games way different right but still these people can find passion in these things see. Here's a here's another one very a very hands on example. I've never really enjoyed school or sitting in the classroom. But one thing i do enjoy working with my hands getting my hands dirty now that i know my unique personality type again that he learned in line for i understand more about wild like this type of work and why i tend to dislike sitting in the classroom. I love solving problems. I distinctly remember one time when my elderly neighbors toilet was leaking. She asked me. If i knew someone who could help and gladly volunteered myself. I checked out the situation figured out what. The problem was unseated. The toilet installed a new wax ring and reseeded the toilet. She was so grateful. And i had fixed a problem for her. I felt really good about myself. That's huge The the the What do you call it. The joy the inner joy that comes from making a positive difference in someone else's life is absolutely huge. Now here's here's the last example share with you because we're running up on time but this one. I really liked this one. Because i have a dog. I love my dog and a lot of you probably have pets as well but this one says. I am a pet whisper. Yes it may sound silly to some. But i have an incredible heart for dogs cats birds and just about any other animal who is suffering or quote unquote down on their luck. In fact i have adopted two dogs and two cats. I've them better lives. This has been so rewarding to me and it is a passion. I continue to pursue. See the thing is there is not one specific passion that we are all going to find fulfilling the passion in your life is going to be your own. Here's the last thing. I want to share with you how we are built as humans. We're designed to live our best life in the context of relationships with other people. I to say that again as humans. We're are designed to live our best lives in the context of relationships with other people. You know chances are we're not all going to be billionaires or a world famous politicians. Are you know billboard topping musicians but we can all make a difference when we find that passion in our lives. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ. I hope you enjoyed this episode. Hope it's been helpful for you and that you've learned at least a little bit about identifying that passion in your life again you can pick up a copy of the resolve book at courage to fight again dot com or on amazon and i will share those links in the show notes as i typically do. Leave us a review. I tunes at definitely helps so much. Of course follow social media kurds. Finding in dot com is our website. Thank you so much for listening. We will see you next time.
S6 E8 - Life: TBD
"This is the we served now. What podcast and if you're anything like me you've had a ton of questions. After leaving the military in the lack of answers has left you frustrated in probably more than a little confused. This show is here to help you make sense of what can sometimes be craziness that is your life after the military. See you can turn your post military life into your best life. Now when i was working on this show. I thought you know. I don't even know what this next. Show season six episode. Eight is going to be about so in the show. Topic is making my notes. I just put to be determined. Dvd to be determined. And i thought you know what that is a perfect title or or maybe more appropriately. I think it's a good topic especially right now as it feels like we are nearing the end of this year. Long over a year now global pandemic that is covid nineteen and the truth is it's it feels like our lives have been in a to be determined status for that entire time right so you can't go anywhere you can't really get out of the house much. Could there's not a lot to do now if you like the outdoors. Maybe this was the perfect time for you to do that. but you wanna go shopping. You want to go out to dinner somewhere. We'll sorry you can't because everything is closed so our lives of felt like we're in a to be determined status but you know pandemic aside. Maybe you're wondering some more practical things you know. Maybe you're wondering if you ever be happy or if you ever get married or if you'll ever have kids or maybe you're wondering if the tonight is in your ears. Whatever shut up. I know i wonder sometimes. Or if you're ptsd symptoms will ever subside. I'm willing to bet that you felt an and maybe you're feeling right now that your life is on hold it. It's all in this kind of this murky to be determined status so my question to you is this. How will you know when your life is no longer on. Hold in this episode. I'm gonna share six elements of forward progress with you and buckle up. Because they're not easy. But i can assure you they are worth it. So by way of introduction mining aaron perkins. I'm a us army combat veteran also hosted. This podcast. I've been focusing on the veteran community. You basically ever. Since i got out you know i should be more honest with that right for a very long time after i got out on myself and focused on figuring out what my next steps were what my forward progress looked like once. I finally kind of got a handle on what my own life was looking like or what. It should look like what i wanted it to look like. I thought you know what. I can't keep this to myself. This is not something that i can say. Okay well i figured it out. All my other veteran brothers and sisters can just figure it out for themselves. So i wrote a book called resolve. That is a step by step guide. That takes you through the process of rediscovering purpose after the military but that aside today i want to talk about something really specific and and and a lot of the elements of the book. Come into to today's show. But i want to talk about those six elements afford progress with you. So look no matter where you're at you can live your best life. No matter what phase your life is in your best days are ahead of you and that and that's a key element and it leads right into this first piece. I want to talk about. Get your mind right. And i know you've heard so much about it. No doubt about mindset and how important your mindset is and how much it matters this. Honestly the most important aspect. Because if you don't get your mind right you are setting yourself up for failure if you are going into any challenge. Excuse me any challenge in your life. And you haven't i said okay. Let me you visualize what i'm going to do. Maybe let me rehearse it so to speak. Let me planet out now. Let me go tackle it. If you don't do those things then you are really like. I said setting yourself up to fail but more important than all those all. Those things i just mentioned is what comes before that and that is believing that you're going to be successful. So here's the thing when it comes to mind set right. It is not just a one time event. It's not just this decision. You make to say okay. Well i'm going to be Positive in this particular in this particular regard or I am going to say okay. I'm gonna change my mindset for this one time only. I know i normally have a negative outlook and i think that nothing is going to go my way and i it seems like life is crashing in on me but this one time. I'm going to believe it's going to get better. It's going to be better. Look your mindset. it's a regular event. It's not just a one time event. Maybe it's daily. It might be several times a day. Mindset is absolutely huge and a big part of the mindset is asking the why behind your desire to move forward or more specifically than. This is where i told you some elements of the book will come in. Maybe even the why try and so in the resolve book So i put together for the book. What is called the nine line framework. It is a guide a plan for you. The veteran to step through one step at a time for rediscovering your purpose after the military and line one in this nine line framework is why. Try you know we've already had purpose. We've already done so many things for our country and for allies for families. Why try and that. And that's one of the questions you have to answer in the book. I share more about how to get to that point right but element too so i wanna get your mind right get that mindset all clicking in the right direction element to is discover your purpose and you've heard me talk about a few times you've heard me say that discovery purpose rediscover your purpose even on this show on this episode and again talk a lot about this in the book and i wrote it with the belief that you do not have to suffer through life after the military. I'm going to say that again. You do not have to just suffer through life after the military because there is life after your military service you know. Maybe it's a whole new career or a whole new hobby or new opportunities. You simply couldn't take advantage of you. Were in the military purpose. Looks different for all of us. When i'm friends he was a medic In my unit that we deployed with and he is. He's big into fishing like that's his thing now. I'm not talking like you know. He just goes allen out on the lake every now and then this guy is a competitive fishermen really really great at his skill set and he has found a renewed sense of purpose just in fishing. And you know what is he doing. They're right what is he who what does he really getting at when you look at it like well okay. Cool like he's into fishing. But what does that mean as far as you know his life moving forward or discovering his purpose. Look here's what. Here's what i can guarantee you. In his life in his his new fishing fishing centric life right. He's got a family and everything that he's taking care of but this this is one of the best things for him because he has a passion for it and in that passion he gets to live out what he is really loving about his life and so in his day to day life where he gets to talk about fishing and and go fishing and all this. He's building these relationships with people around him and he's doing so much that it is. It's so cool to see when a veteran really really discover is in uncovers who they're meant to be after the military and again purpose different for all of us. So where i find my purpose are where my old dock mimetic buddy found purpose and fishing. Yours is probably going to be the same and don't expect it to. You shouldn't expect it to look the same as anyone else's that's why again that i created the framework that you can use to discover your own sense of purpose and the next element that leads me right into this. One is forgive. Look forgiveness is one of the least talked about aspects of transitioning from the military and it is arguably the hardest i say arguably because some people never even come close to really dialing into what it is. They need to forgive. They need to forgive themselves. Do they need to forgive. You know an old battle buddy Unit commander you know those who've been victims of trauma or If they have. Ptsd from their from their combat service. You know what are the elements of their lives that they need to forgive and again you know i feel like i'm talking about the book a lot and i'll be honest i am because there's so much more in the book and this is line three it walks you right through the process of forgiveness and forgiveness is not saying you know what it doesn't hurt it's not saying it wasn't a big deal. Forgiveness is choosing your own freedom. And i think i said this on the last episode of but holding onto unforgiveness or or bitterness even is like setting yourself on fire and expecting the person you were bitter at or angry at or holding a grudge against expecting them to die from smoke inhalation so all forgiveness is as tough as it may be all it is all it breaks down to is that you are choosing your own freedom so get your mind right. Discover your purpose and forgive what you need to forgive. Forgive who you need to forgive. Maybe that's you. Maybe that's someone else helmet four. Uncover you in other words. Understand how you tick. What types of choices do you make in specific situations and one of the best tools for this is a personality assessment and yes. That's part of the book as well. That's part of the nine line. Framework is discovering your personality. Because let's be honest in the military you know. Personality is fine when you're hanging out with your friends or your battle buddies or whatever you want to call them right but when it comes to getting the mission done your personality kind of takes a backseat. It seems to knocking out the mission to getting to mission success getting to mission completion and so a big part of your post military life like who am i to figuring out what it is that you are not only passionate about. But what are you naturally geared toward and in the book. I use a tool called sixteen personalities. And you can check out at sixteen personalities dot com that's one six personalities dot com. There's also a myers briggs assessment. There's the disk assessment. Which kind of is how you function in a work environment and so uncovering who you are and the key elements of your personality are really critical to your moving forward in life that brings me to the fifth element. Make a plan. The fifth element of moving forward in your life is to make a plan. Don't just imagine a plan get one now. Look i want to say something about plans here. Right it's a whole lot easier to turn to the left or to the right if you're already moving. Have you ever set in a vehicle. You're sitting in the driver's seat and you turn the wheel all the way to the left. It's kinda hard to do or maybe you need to turn it all the way to the right. It's kind of hard to do because the tires just kind of moving on the on the on the surface there and you're like this is. This is really really difficult. But if you're moving you can turn the wheel just slightly to the left or to the right in. It's a whole lot easier. So when i talk about making a plan you don't have to have every single thing figured out before you start moving. Make general plan now. Look there are a lot of great plans out there. The resolve book has just one of those. Which i've mentioned is the nine line framework. Now let me be honest with you here. Scrawling down your plan on the back of a cocktail. Napkin is about one hundred miles ahead of someone who never writes down their plan at all. There is a fundamental shift in our brains in imagining a plan and then writing out that plan so make a plan element six get accountability. Accountability is like magic. If there is some magic element to rediscovering your purpose and to moving forward in your life. Accountability is really kind of that magic. And you really get to kind of see behind the curtain so to speak and it's kind of the inner workings of how that m- all that magic happens and accountability can compel you to do things. You would not ordinarily do so take for example of a group of friends right so every saturday you go for run with those friends and you know you have to get up at five thirty. Am and it's saturday and you really have to work today. But you're getting up at five five thirty because you're going to go for a run with these friends and it's not just about the run. It's about the fact that if you don't show up there to give you a hard time about dude where were you like. Why were you not here. This is this is ridiculous right. And they're gonna they're gonna mess with you about it and and if you're a guy that they're gonna call out your man card and be like. Hey you know like we showed up. Why didn't you and so the there's this element of like men getting up at five. Am to go run now. If you're like a big into running and you do it anyway. Maybe this story doesn't resonate with you but for most of us. It probably does so. We're supposed to be showing up to this run right and we're like okay. Well here we go. Let's go tackle this thing but Man tired. I don't know if i want to do at this morning at saturday. I've gotten up early every single day this week. I have a hard all man. I just remembered these guys are going to be there. And i had better show up. Or they're going to give me a hard time and the thing is sometimes. It's fun accountability. It's it's light hearted but sometimes it's someone pointing their finger at you and saying. Hey why aren't you doing what you need to do or challenging you to say. Hey here's the next step for you. Here is what you need to be doing in your life. Go do it so element. Six is get account ability. So let me quickly go over these one more time number one. Get your mind right. Your mindset is critical and big critical part of that is asking the uae. Or the why tri- why should i even bother element to discover your purpose. How do you do that. Well one way you can do. That is pick up a copy of the resolve book. I go through that whole process. There and that process is called the nine line framework part of that nine line. Framework is forgiveness. One of the least talked about aspects of transitioning from the military. But i think one of the most critical element for uncover. You check out a personality assessment. Again you can look in the show. Notes shared a couple of links in there and you can use sixteen personalities. Dot com myers briggs disc assessment of variety. Once you can use but uncover how you naturally tick element five. Make a plan. don't just imagine it. Don't just think it write it down if you write it on the back of a cocktail napkin. That's fine at least write it down and remember. You don't have to have everything figured out before you actually start moving. It's a whole lot easier to make adjustments if you're already moving file element here elements six. Get accountability and accountability. Is that magic simultaneously that magic and it is the secret behind everything else that happens in your life. Can you do things without accountability. Sure is it a whole lot harder absolutely because again accountability. Is this thing in our minds. Says hey someone else's relying on you to do this to be that saturday morning. Run to show up at work to be at that volunteer opportunity. You promised you would be at an an again accountability. I cannot stress enough. i wish i could. I guess technically i could shout and scream and throw things and you know you know bangel desk and things like that but really accountability is so huge and it takes a certain level of maturity. It takes a certain level of maturity for to do that. Now look we all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is this have. I accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ while i hope these elements have helped you. I hope they hope you think about not only whether you should move forward in life but what your next steps. Are you're practical next steps. Four moving forward in life. And i'm going to ask you specifically right now to go. Pick up a copy of resolve at courage to fight again dot com. Maybe you're not ready to pick up a copy of the book and if not just go follow us on social media where facebook courage to fight again. instagram same thing Twitter at courage again a. We're the most active on facebook. Though post a lot of things there you can join our post nine. Eleven of veterans families facebook group on. That's also great way to get connected. But one other thing i would love free to do is leave us a review on itunes because it helps so much. Thank you so much for tuning into this episode. Be sure to check out our others episodes as well. I mean this is season six. So if you're just joining us secret a lot of content you can catch up on. Thank you again so much for tuning in today. I'll see you right back here. In two weeks we served now. What is the production of courage to fight again.
Land of the Giants: The Google Empire
"In nineteen nine hundred. Nine marissa mayer was sitting in the most important interview of her life. It was at a startup called google. That needing was at their conference table in the main conference room at one six five university which also happened to be a ping pong table. Meyer would go on to become one of the most prominent executives and silicon valley from two thousand twelve to two thousand seventeen. she was. ceo of yahoo. The back in the late nineties. She was still a student at stanford about to graduate with a master's in computer science and google's cofounders. Sergei brin was not going easy on her sergei did all the talking and quiz mutants. We allow different computer. Science topics had me draw out. Like the graphing of k means clustering and and centuries and how to find the differences in the centers. And things like that. Meyer was a star student so she answered those questions problem. But there was another interviewer in the room and she noticed something was a little off with him. Larry seemed quiet and truthfully obviously somewhat distracted. Larry page the other founder of google. The pair wrapped the interview utterly. They had something else on their minds and the the door opens like you kind of hear. What's going on her side. Then i heard the call and say okay like who's going with us for the kleiner. Pitch kleiner is kleiner perkins the legendary venture capital firm. And i heard a lot of foot traffic heading out the door and then heather horns. The office manager reappeared and said i'm sorry. Larry and sergei had an important venture capitalist pitch this afternoon and they have taken the the majority of the company with thumb. So i think you're going to have to come back tomorrow.
"perkins" Discussed on Film Bug
"Episode one of five is another one. That is fascinating and interesting for me to listen to now in that episode. I interviewed jonathan perkins. Jonathan is a show runner here in los angeles california. He started out as at the dreamworks animation and as he describes that he was a small cog in a big machine. Which i think is is an interesting way. You know for someone like him to see himself in the grand scheme of things but Jonathan perkins and i started working at the same company. And that's how we met He actually met years ago before the company was even reality. We met at a party that You know his his partners at the time put were putting together and we became friends then and then i joined the company and started working with him the show that perkins talks about and episode one. Oh five is a close chokeholds ron wars. And it's a show where teams from different parts of the world or all flown to croatian and in croatia. They had to build drones and perform certain challenges that so there was a competitive element to the show. Fly the drone over this castle or fly the drone over this body of water and they have to perform all of that. And then there's an elimination aspect of it as well. It's a competition. So every episode they would eliminate not in there were teams of two and you know perkins talked about all the difficulties in the great times that he had on that set. But i was at the other end of this. That's the one thing that you don't hear perkins says. I was on the line producing part of that particular show and i was here in los angeles while he was over there in croatia so i was also going through absolute on the line. Production side of things There were so many things that went wrong. There were so many fires to put out on my end. I remember during that here at a time every single day i would wake up and before i even open my email. I would think to myself what kind of soon. Nami is waiting for me and my inbox. Today i remember getting song close to clock morning. Three o'clock in the morning because obviously they were in a different time zone just completely panicked so in calls about different fires and different things were going on for there but while he was over there show running going through his own. Ordeal was not really aware of the absolute. Shan't you. I was enduring on my end here in los angeles. It was a very difficult for me. from logistics side of things. Just as it was very difficult project for heaven now her so friends obviously he was one of the first people that i reached out to an ass to my podcast in you just recently. I borrowed some equipment from him. Because i want to you a little project you know we met up with the other day pandemic and all but you know. We have a social distance. Coffee sat down her mask on. You know the safest chosen chatted just to update each other on what was happening in our lives. What was happening in the industry. You know how we're all hanging in there and waiting to see how all of this situation with the pandemic in how the industry recovers from it all so. Please listen to episode one. Oh five which is with a jonathan perkins where he discusses the making of the independent television show. Drum wars have a great..
"perkins" Discussed on Film Bug
"So had flipped there's there's went underwater the one that was supposed to float on the water. Ended up. Taking off and then threw it went underwater floating, but it was floating upside down. And these were the problem here. Is. That the saltwater obviously, I don't have to tell you how bad that is on electron. It was a really tough day just because I was thinking in my head like Oh. This is like tens of thousands of dollars of Staf lost damaged and we still have more episodes to go. This is really bad from the water straight into the fire one of the teams just putting drone in the back of one of the cars we were leaving and I was still on on our set they are location trying to get things cleaned up. And as we came into town, one of the folks pat had put the drone in the back of a car that had been in the water had left. They had gone into a restaurant to grab a bite to eat as they came out the back of their car was on fire. and. What had happened was these batteries the lithium polymer batteries wants being soaked in the saltwater had ruptured the cell and had made it unstable and they caught fire in the back of this guy's car. It is burning in the back of this guy's car, and this is right next to the fuel tank luckily founded in time they were able to come in and extinguish everything the next day. We were recovering from and one of the producers was had been gone and he called me kind of late in the afternoon. I gotTa tell you something and I said what and so he kinda catches me up on this story. He had some friends that were basically in the Croatian navy or the equivalent of and he had set basically. told them what had happened so then new friends did a training exercise where they sent out to search for the cameras drone with their boots. The team scoured the water looking for the Joan and concentric circles I five feet out then ten feet out then twenty feet out eventually found the drone and it was about one hundred feet. Away from where it went in just because of the drift of the water and they were able to recover that drone first off the fact that they were able to get this, we could not believe it. Then when we got the drone back. We gave it to the guys that had dealt with the saltwater issue and they started taking this thing apart they were able to access the SD card in there and we we actually recovered the footage off of it. The celebration was short-lived. We had the same thing for. Breakfast and lunch every day the food was not great the crew the cast everyone was complaining a bunch of techies engineers in place. Of course, the improvised one of the things for breakfast that they started to do was they would grab a couple of. Slices of bread or something, and they would go into their workshop and take one of these like torches and they turn this into a toaster for the bread and so they kind of created this little what they called like a Panini Stan inside the shop as with any production hints just kept coming. We actually ended up having another issue on this one with payroll. A lot of people had direct deposit and some people. Just were not getting their checks and teams were actually people were getting very except in a big part of working on one of these productions is that it takes a village in order to do it and being able to rely not only on the crew but also the cast is well ended up making a big difference in this just because we were all in this together. So, what lessons if any did perkins learn from all of this? I think this was a good lesson to see that when we're presented with the challenges and big problems, it also requires big cleverness and creativity and some of the solutions that come out of that solutions that are burst out of big problems are some of the most innovative and creative ones that you will see. The two biggest ones learn is just relying on a team teamwork in order to get stuff done in coming through it together. And then just looking at challenges ahead of you and the bigger, the challenge means the the bigger the solution. After. All of this would do it again. You know I've thought about that. If the show ended up getting a another season. I probably would it was. I. I will say there's just a part of. The production. Industry that I really like the people that have been doing it for years have caught the bug where they just want to be working in the industry because despite all of challenges its irregularity. Fun At the end of the day, I? Remember it was such a disaster just to get to that first day but the minute like we're rolling and things are underway. Just, like I really liked this job like for the amount of difficulties that we went through the payoff is actually it almost becomes better. Drone was show runner Jonathan. Perkins thank you Perkins. And for updates on Perkins, check out his website at Jonathan Perkins Dot Com..
"perkins" Discussed on My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
"Wage just from the ad revenue for Youtube Channel alone plus a whole lot more from the work that it sends my way interesting and for the listeners out there you know the youtube is Gillian Perkins online or just typing Gillian Perkins, and also we'll have a link in the show notes but my last question about Youtube then so I got the message and you just got me so darn excited that think there's still opportunity and the idea that you just said of the fact that you know it's you get paid to promote your business is kind of a breakthrough in my thinking that I didn't really think about but I also just want to ask about I'm I'm looking. At, your Youtube Channel Right now and I'm looking at you know a day in the life of a six figure online entrepreneur how to hire a video editor how to start a Youtube Channel step-by-step twelve highest paying work at home jobs how to self publish you've done a lot of these. Now I'm seeing they're averaging let's say from ten to twenty maybe the longest one you've got as maybe twenty five but I look at these and I, think you definitely invested a lot of time in each one of these maybe just give some advice from a content perspective. So someone says, okay, you convince me to say I gotTa do a Youtube Channel what should I know about content? Could you clarify your question a little further? What do you mean what? Do you mean how long should the content be or about creating the counter? I would say that the the question is. How do you create content that is attractive to? Okay. Yeah. That's a great question I think it's one of the number. One things people miss really when they think I want to be a youtuber or I want to use youtube in some way they think that all they need to do is. A youtube channel and make some videos. You don't maybe make some videos related to.
"perkins" Discussed on Full Coverage
"Stephanie I'm Rebecca. . Thank you so much for joining us. . This is possibly the highlight of my whole, , my whole lockdown. . It's very hard to say that is a compliment was so excited, , we are delighted to be a part of. . No I'm so excited to which you. . It's so fun to talk to people in different parts of the industry. . That's. . My favorite thing about this podcast, , we get to all different kinds of people and you have such an individual take on where you've come into beauty. . So for the listeners at home, , can you explain to us how you two met? ? We met on the set of law and order svu Rebecca was head of makeup departments camera what seasonal was backup, , but you remember. . It was it was the. . Eater nine. . and not yet was during a triumphant return yet for Good Alex and Rebecca I. . Just you know it's really important that you have a good relationship with everybody on the set but particularly people who are very you know literally picking food out of your teeth of are going wrong you haven't noticed. . People who are on your person and so not only did we get along but we became really good friends and then, , and then we started this business together and so that must've been crash becker. . Boeing, , seven years ago seven years ago when we when we started noodling it over yeah. . was years ago when we started noodling and then that's right when we. . opened the door and you know when you're on set your onset with people for like fourteen hours a day five days a week. . So you really get to know people when they're tired when they're cold and. . And you know. . We near makeup artist, , you're literally up in people's faces. . So so you know. . I think it's so important when you're going to business to have a partner and to already go into that knowing that like you know, , we don't get tired of each other and we could really trust each other to to tell the truth about an idea. . So that was sort of. . That was that was the first good decision and then we realized. . I left the show at the end of season twelve. . And A. . Lot of the experience of having a makeup artist wasn't something that only people who were on a set should have. . And so we started doing. . This makeup services tennis. . But then we also started offering as a service, , the ability to make makeup, , and it's just it's been really fun approaching makeup as a career from so many different angles like from the production and onset angle, , and then from opening a business in a service capacity and then developing products. . So it's been a really. . Wild ride tells on how you came to start the store for people that don't know you guys have a store in Soho in New York where you can come in and get your makeup done and craft your own products. . Right. . You can make your own lipsticks, , which is terribly exciting all the obviously not right now but. . <hes>. . So tell us where the idea for that I came from. . Obviously, , you mentioned the idea of everyone wanting a makeup artist. . How did that go from a casual chat to something that is real exists you know somebody told me I think it was originally Christopher Reeve and I can't remember the three questions but it's what you ask yourself when you're deciding. . Whether or not to take on a role in one of the main things is, , can I bear? ? Can I stand to watch somebody else do this if I've been offered the job and don't take it and Rebecca had talked about <hes> doing make up a dry bar but for faces for a couple of years and she was Becky, , you must have been. . How was Arthur to? ? To okay. . So so that Arthur is <hes> Rebecca's first child will boy Arthur. . She said look who's doing makeup in the Hamptons actually it was worshipped as I really want to go ahead with this. . Are you are you in and I thought I cannot bear to watch somebody else do this with her <hes> and not be a part of it. . So that's kind it was kind of. . Do we go forward or not yes or no shoes right now kind of thing and we went for it no matter what has come our way I've not regretted it since it's been an amazing experience in it's so liberating especially as an actor when you're constantly trying to get somebody else to give you a job to be in charge of your own own destiny for a little while it was so free. . <hes> nuts that's where it all began. . We've found this great spot and so. . <hes> we'll tell you more about the story in the trajectory about that. . But it we found this great spot and and it just it just happened I. . Mean there's a lot more work behind it than that but that's just said yes. .
"perkins" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Been listening to Hayden Perkins story he's a pediatric dentist right here in Oxford Mississippi where we broadcast we left off with Hayden telling us about his car accident that led him to his life without the use of his legs we return to Haiti now your hand there Hey girls and that part was kind of hard in the beginning I guess now I know I have my support base was all from my friends were all from the school everybody I mean you know my friends never now have to be allow me to not all you know not do things I mean they just grab me and pick me up I mean you know we're going huntin now that was a big help just you know that first year to probably my freshman sophomore year or I'm you know I just had a tough time but something S. Clifton you can pretium from question on what had been a worker there and whatever you can move on and make the best of it I had I didn't I never looked back really a lot of people can't get over it can't get past things like that and I was just able to not have people ask me all the time you know I guess hang around about woman if you could change things really and honestly I wouldn't I wouldn't go back and change it I think it kind of makes me.
"perkins" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"I'm Dave Perkins the first official case of novel coronavirus was identified this week in wake county the governor and state health officials say the person had been in Washington state the wake county resident had been at the long term care facility where nine people have died from the virus the person had recently flown back to Raleigh from Washington state the fast spreading coronaviruses forcing travelers to reconsider their trips the U. S. centers for disease control and prevention recommends avoiding all nonessential travel to China Iran South Korea and Italy they say older adults or those with chronic medical conditions should postpone travel to Japan in response to this new reality some airlines and hotels are adjusting their usual cancellation fees and more people are beefing up their travel insurance coverage the delegate race continues for the democratic presidential nomination a resurgent Joe Biden scored victories from Texas to Massachusetts on super Tuesday this revitalized a presidential bid that was teetering on the edge of disaster just days earlier but his rival Bernie Sanders sees the biggest price with a win in California that is extended the nomination fight for the foreseeable future do you know the fees you pay in your four oh one K. you may be surprised with more here Steve said all with coach Peter wrote up a poll by Charles Schwab founded only six in ten of us with the four oh one K. actually looked at their annual fee disclosures that means more than forty percent of participants said they did not review their four oh one K. feed disclosure documents this annual report is mandated under a U. S. labor department regulation your employer provided you with the information now it's up to you to make sure your fees are in line with your overall plan the good news is your adviser can help identify high fees and perhaps do something about them here to talk about fees in your portfolio and how to minimize them is America's wealth coach and bestselling author coach Pete Arruda coach you've got a name for those sometimes hidden fees well Steve we call on financial termites and there are existing they're living they are thriving in some of your portfolios especially your four one case or many times in addition mutual funds now you've heard of mutual funds have been around ever since I've been around I read a very enlightening book which is come out two versions now over about six or seven years ago mutual funds exposed and I've got the second edition front of me now Steve it's packed the hard cover book it's written by Kenneth Kim who's a PhD at Stanford University sure he is gone and looked inside we have to have it on the show before to the financials Fauria weekends but he's looked inside a lot of mutual funds a lot of for one case and and found this financial termites the next time people call get a copy that book but more portly Steve would you sit down.
"perkins" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Everyday you're wrong Kendrick Perkins is a pick up basketball player that had his size and it got him into the NBA and he's a look as career stats he should not come add to rant like that was a multi year all star ask Corey they don't win without around sign the Kelvin doe ran set from dole rants burner email John in Huntington beach will play John much I've ever said that about you John but well played John it wrong that was a real beef between Katie and cara Perkins side that wrestler who puts his victims in a coffin after the match Steve Ajax in Rome Perkins stating his opinion well having little to no accolades is okay in my book sign Mike goal X. kid Mitch from buffalo send in it I've said this fifty times probably stop sending me that I don't care flight deck manages wearing out that carpet I love the flight deck brought media email which is directed to the flight deck dear flight deck tread lightly with your pics that can backfire quickly what regards the old gunslinger there are pics like NFL picks and then their paychecks like pics.
"perkins" Discussed on Plan B Success
"Guest today. Amy Perkins from keys to courage so to tell you a little bit about amy. She was an elementary school teacher for a long time in her career. She was really really really happy with what she was doing. She continued down the education fat irrespective of the money and then something happened in her life. Probably a couple of years ago or a year wiggle with a friend. The caused her to to what she's doing today the starred the Houston courage brand where doing multiple things courses at podcast and other things things. So let's hear regretting from EMI. Welcome thank you so much for having me absolutely..
"perkins" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Into the season remains that way to this point price Perkins is a special talent but even he was off last week he just wasn't making some of the frozen typically doesn't it like any offense when you get one dimensional you get a little more predictable make it easier to defend than and I think for Virginia one of the big keys is not only for price to be able to feature with likes but also his arm and stretch the defense a little bit but then of course he's got to have time to do that so to me I think when I look at this game today that offense of line is the biggest area of focus for Virginia if they want to hang around and have a chance to win this yeah understandable that there are it's a concerning point for cabin their fans are getting more specific with that is it more of an issue or has it been more of an issue with the pressure of fronts or pressure off the edge against that offense of line you know I think you could make the case it's both they just have they have struggled to create run lanes at times and you'll see it today it is musical chairs still they have not settled on the rotation that they're comfortable with maybe today's the day that'll happen but you know there's still some question marks in terms of availability with some of those guys so I I just firmly believe that those guys are gonna have to punch above their weight class to give Virginia a chance to win this game now that's not to say they can't do it because it is young group I think ideally they get better as the season progresses but you know all all said I I think that they're going to have to have a big. game now the other part of it is I think on the other side I talked about Virginia's defense Ian books a different kind of quarterback you don't just come after him years been back expected have success you have to be aggressive but you also have to maintain discipline it clearly that's one of the things that book is masterful at is is is that ability to throw on the run and so that that'll be another interesting thing but I do think it's a mature group on that side of the field you've got a lot of veterans back there so you know I I do think that they'll be able to keep this team in this game but Virginia's got to find a way to create points and I don't suspect this will be issued out which means it probably will. always a oftentimes works the opposite of what what we think pre game so tell me what you think about this Miami is the next game always a big game to go to Miami it's within conference if Virginia could have one of the next two road wins either one would be huge which wind do you think would made more the players raise your hands so you know what only get one I'll take this one that's a great question and I'm gonna have to think on that one for a moment because I think obviously from I think on paper for what Virginia wants to do this year Miami is a bigger game I think big picture perhaps overworking run the program this is probably a bigger game because I think you have an opportunity to really put your name in months the the national pundits so to speak in and earn.