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"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

23:47 min | 3 weeks ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"That mission with the world is going to be awesome. And by the way, Austin, I hope you jump in the Facebook group today to introduce yourself because myself and catered every day providing support, guidance, answering questions. I'll see you there. That's step one. Step two, they get an email with the first 8 steps. They should take within podcast as Paradise. Then they get an email that says, hey, do you want to jump on a quick call with John? Because he loved just to say hello. And I made calls every Saturday to everybody who joins podcast as Paradise that fills all that form to thank them for joining. And fire nation, that's just the first three steps of my onboarding process. Do you think that we have lower churn than most people? Yes. Do you think that our fulfillment is incredibly smooth and immediate? Yes. Do you think the podcast Paradise has been around for 6 years generated over $6 million for that reason? Yes, look at your fulfillment. More leads are not always the answer. And in fact, as Austin sharing right now, rarely are the answer. What are some business systems that everybody needs to have Austin? First of all, along that point, you got to create Raven fans in that first impression is so keys. So you can do it within 48 hours. We look at our first ten days and really dial that in for fulfillment to make Raven fans. So that's it. As far as systems, everything in your business needs to be a system. I mean, everything. Whether we're talking about hiring, whether we're talking about firing, whether we're talking about paying people where they were talking about content planning, but some of the key systems that first come to mind that most entrepreneurs just skip past because they're too busy. The first one that comes to mind is going deep into the numbers. I know you love the numbers J LD, I do too. We've got to see the numbers because the numbers are fact. They can tell us what's actually going on. So what I suggest entrepreneurs all have is at least the top 8 or ten KPIs key performance indicators that they can tell the health of their business really, really clearly. Set that up into a simple spreadsheet a simple dashboard and be going through that every single week because there's so many things that you could focus on in your business that if you see the numbers, you can see exactly where the problem is. And you can focus in on that. If you look at your business as a whole, it's overwhelming, but if you can get down to the real problem, the root of it, now we can start to solve it. And we can install it with a system so that that's not the problem anymore. So go deep into the numbers, track the key metrics that matter, have a dashboard in place, and that will change the game for you, trust me. Fire nation numbers are facts, numbers don't lie. And I love how you have those 8 KPIs key performance indicators to show the health of your business. You need to keep your finger on the pulse fire nation. If your fingers aren't on the pulse, then you're going to be leaking profits. A quick example of that is we have an email tracker that every morning is part of my morning routine. I check the email tracker. And I see where our email newsletter subscribers are coming from. Is it the sidebar? Is it the pop up? Is it the above the fold? All the different areas. How many people are setting for free podcast course every day? How many people are signing up for our podcast math class? It's all shown on this email tracker. And we typically are getting between 30 to sometimes upwards of 75 silos per day. Every single day. So the last two days, this is just last week. We had three and then 6 in two consecutive days. But because I have a daily tracker, we identified it immediately. And we went back and saw that a bunch of our things weren't firing because it was all one glitch in the system with a plugin update. And for some businesses, that goes on for months, and I want to be honest, some businesses for years. And this happened to us when we didn't have these systems in place. And we lost out so much opportunity. I mean, we're talking 30 to 75 genuine leads a day that we're getting that we were going to be missing out on because we didn't have a system in place to keep our finger on the polls for some of these KPIs. Fire nation. It's unbelievable how important this is. We fix it in less than 48 hours. So awesome. How have you actually scaled small businesses fast? Business is overwhelming. It's so tough. And before I came to you, John, I had built my first business. I was trying to do it all myself, and I burnt myself out. Brought myself out so bad I had to call 9-1-1. And it took me actually twice of having to do this where I burnt myself out because I was working so hard trying to figure out all out myself. I was doing it as a solopreneur, no coach, no guidance, no friends or network in this space. And it was a horrible path. And finally, after the second time, after I was having anxiety attack and had to call 9-1-1, I finally learned a little bit slow learner so it took me twice. I had to go back and just realize there has to be a better way. There has to be a simpler way. So that's what we've got to start with is how can we simplify things down? How can we figure out what really matters and focus on that and cut out the rest. And it's so scary for us to cut out the rest, especially when you're getting started. And when you're trying to build things, it's like every dollar really matters. And we start to say yes to all these wrong opportunities. So we've got to make things simpler. We've got to figure out what are the key levers in the business. What are the key offers in the business and focus just on those in really, really make things streamlined before you start to scale. So that's number one. Make things simpler. Number two, as we've mentioned a couple of times now is you've got to get free from the day to day. If you have the business built around you, where you have to approve everything, you're just going to be reactive, you're going to be stressed out and you're not going to be able to really scale past a certain mark. And I did that in my first business, actually my second business. I built it around me, and I capped out at multiple 6 figures. I could never get to 500 K or definitely not to 7 figures. So I learned to get to that next level. Hey, I've got to remove myself, put in the team and systems in place that we can actually scale. And then third piece maximize leads in sales conversions by maximizing LTV and looking at, okay, how can I really get more out of customers and audience that I have? And then you're going to start to drive more leads. But really that order, make things simpler, get free from the day today, then start to maximize sales conversions and the leads that are within your database right now, then let's start to talk about more leads. Fire nation make things simple, cut out the rest. That 80 20 principle is real that 20% of things that are really just rocking in your business are going to account for the overall 80% of the revenue coming in of the leads coming into the success that you're having. So focus on that 20%. And don't be the clog in your business. Don't be the reason your business is getting clogged up. But your business run free and maximize leads and sales by maximizing the lifetime value of your clients. Now we're going to take a quick break, but fire nation. We're going to be talking about what makes the fastest growing business that Austin has worked with different from the rest. A tip on a team building exercise, a less is more strategy and the biggest difference between those are actually stuck right now at 6 figures versus those who actually get to 7 figures and beyond. As soon as we get back from thinking our sponsors. Ready to ditch your subpar podcast listening app and download an app that has every feature you want and need with more great features being added all the time. And you can download it for free and start listening right now at pirapo dot com. Put up look gives you access to every podcast at your fingertips with easy discoverability. Audio and video podcasts in every genre and language and instant recommendations. So the perfect podcast and live streams find you without you having to lift a finger. Plus parabola is interactive. So you can create and share short snippets and discuss episode with friends in your favorite hosts. My favorite feature, put up all that you create your own personalized up next queue. So you can set it and forget it. 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Customers end up bearing the brunt of this disconnection, meaning a great customer experience is lost sometimes forever, ready to get your team on the same page, HubSpot transforms everyday conversations, strategic decision making sessions. And everything in between into moments, customers feel good about, with a lovingly crafted suite of tools, you can seamlessly connect your team. So everyone has access to the same data and you're able to focus on what really matters. Your customers learn how HubSpot can help your business grow better at HubSpot dot com. So Austin, we're back and as promised, we have a lot of awesome stuff left for this episode. But what makes the fast growing businesses that you've worked with different from the rest of the businesses that do flat line that do plateau? Well, I think the hardest part isn't letting go. So that's like a big different shader here. It's like letting go mentally. Because again, so many people are starting out. You're good at what you do. So you think that you're the best that I can do. You don't think that others can do it. So again, you just ultimately build what is really not a business. It's actually just a job that you've created for yourself. So the fastest growing entrepreneurs and businesses really learn that, hey, to get to the next level to actually grow consistently and to some big numbers, we've got to build this thing in a way that can actually scale where you're not at the center of it. Because you've only got so many hours in the day. So the fastest growing companies get really good at letting go. They master leverage. And we talk about leverage in a few key forms. One, systems we've talked a little bit about systems and just to come back to that systems can be automation. It can be checklist. They can be templates that can be step by step processes. It could be videos that basically allow you to do things much easier and much more repeatedly and be able to hand them off. So systems is one of the key forms of leverage team is another huge form of leverage, the wealthy love using OPT and OPM, other people's time and other people's money. So building a world class team around you is really, really essential and then the third piece of leverage that again most don't take very seriously is data. We look at data as a huge form of leverage, and this is, again, just going back to simplifying your business down to a few key metrics. We talked about 8 to ten. John, you mentioned a few of your leading metrics that are so important to track that you know if you keep working on those and keep optimizing and growing those, those are going to lead to the results that you want. So most people are just looking at revenue and tax bill is at the end of the year and their financials every quarter, maybe every month. No, we've got to look at the leading indicators. So systems, team, data, those are three key forms of leverage that the fastest growing entrepreneurs love. Fire nation, winners, let go. They just let go. They don't try to be everyone to everything to everywhere to all the others. They just don't, they let go. And I think a really good example in my life recently is, listen, I know that I created a great community with podcasters Paradise. I have a big audience that needs more than just a course on podcasting. But what am I supposed to do? Just create every course on the planet. Should I create now a course on masterminds? And have all that time and energy effort that goes around that as well. Or can I just say, huh? You know, Tony Robbins is launching a course on masterminds. He's going to do it really well. In fact, he's going to do a great, why don't I just support his launch and be an affiliate of his launch? And we did that just a few months back. We ended up becoming the 7th biggest affiliate for Tony Robbins doing 278 sales, which was almost $600,000 in total revenue, 300 K for affiliate revenue. Plus, I get to go now spend four days with Tony Robbins in Fiji at his private resort with the other top ten individuals. I mean, that's an amazing example of me not having to create this entire course and spend all the time and bandwidth doing that, but just supporting somebody who's going to do it really well, making significant revenue from that and getting other benefits as well. And I love that word leverage systems team data. You need to have leverage around all of those things fire nation. You did mention team, I think that is super important. Talk to us because you've built a team. You've learned a lot from building a team. What does fire nation need to know about teams? The biggest challenge that teams have is with communication. So they need to be properly communicated with, but they also need some clarity. If they have clarity on what to do, what their role is, what's expected of them, how they're being measured, then they can perform pretty well. So we've got to give them that clarity. It's our responsibility to train them to guide them and to give them that clarity. So the first thing that I really suggest taking action on today is what we call a job scorecard. So we have this for every single individual on our team. It's a simple Google spreadsheet, but you can put it in a document or whatever so that you guys can both be working from it. But this lists out their role responsibilities and detail, the core values of your company and how they're performing versus those. The KPIs for how they're going to be measured. So every person should have multiple KPIs that they're being measured on. And their performance. And this is kind of the center point of their role. It's the center point of your performance reviews with them. Very few entrepreneurs and business owners are having regular performance reviews. But we need to do that. It's 30 minutes a month that's going to change the way that they can perform for you. Because you want them to perform, give them that guidance, give them that clarity on their role. What's expected of them and help them succeed. So the job scorecard, again, to repeat those. Role responsibilities, core values, and KPIs. And then we go through that every single month in detail to update it into evaluate how they're doing on those, to address any improvements that we need and get them clarity for the next month and boom, we're off to the races. So I've lost actually two employees in the past, whatever four or 5 years that I've had a team because we do this. We give them clarity. We are always having the conversations with how they're doing and helping them perform. I've lost two employees in that entire time and have hired 30, 40 people at that time. Communication plus clarity equals a winning team fire nation. And that job scorecard sounds amazing. I hope you're going to give us a way to access a job scorecard like that. Austin so that I can send it to my team and have them create the exact scorecard that they need to be working off of. And what I want to move into next is the less is more strategy. Does that work when growing a business? And if so, give us a specific example. It's one of the scariest things to do. Is to do less. Again, at the beginning, we're just trying to scrap and win. We're taking on everything that we can. So we usually need kind of a kick in the butt or some guidance behind us, so most people have their business trying to serve too many people. It's too general. It's too broad. So what we've got to do is again go deep into the numbers to figure out, hey, who's going to get the most value out of your offering? Who's going to pay the most? Who's going to be the easiest to convert and have some really deep conversations to understand and break down your avatar and detail. And I learned about the avatar from you, John. To go really, really narrow into this. And just to give you an example, we understand we go so narrow in on our audience that our avatar document that lists out this person in detail and they have a name just like you guided me on. Our avatar document is like 22 or 32 pages. It's ridiculous that goes so deep. We know their pains. We know where they're at. And once we get really clear on that, we know how to market to them. We know how to communicate to them. We know how to use our marketing messages for them. So go deep and a couple of examples. I can give you 50 examples. But one was with one of our financial planners. He was serving a really good audience of medical professionals, which is already a niche within itself, all right? He wasn't going after everybody. He was going after medical professionals. And we went deep into the numbers and we figured out this was this one type of medical professionals. So we said, hey, why don't we just focus for the next 90 days just on this audience? What would that look like? And once we understood that, we made the decision together after him pushing back on this. We decided to do that. The first thing that we started to talk about was, okay, how can we get more of this audience? Well, referrals was a great way. Now we had a much more specific referral that people would act on, not something general, hey, do you know anybody that needs a financial planner? No, hey, do you know anybody that's this specific type of person that we can support and we give a specific message around? The next thing that we looked at is like, hey, is there any conferences or events that we could go to that can tap into this? And we found one that came up in like three weeks for now. We're like amazing. What are the odds of this? So he went to this event and he ultimately tripled his business. He already had a multi 6 figure visit. He tripled his business in just a matter of literally weeks. So a matter of days after this event, he had his messaging so much clearer. He was able to start to turn away the clients that he didn't need. He was able to put a down payment on the house and move to the state that he wanted to from California to Texas. I had been waiting two years, John. Two years to be able to do this, he could just never get ahead because he was always scrapping in his business. By going more narrow, he was able to inject a lot of cash, a lot of opportunity into his business, have a much better fulfillment because he knows that particular audience inside and out and make his life make his business so much easier, but he changes life. That's just one example. It's so scary to do, but so much clarity comes by going deep. So we work on this with about half of our clients. And I can't remember an example where it didn't work out because again, it just allows you to serve your clients in a much bigger and better way. And that allows everybody to win. Sounds like the only mistake he made is that he stopped at Texas instead of continuing on to Porto RICO. I mean, what is his problem? That's the next step, I think. Okay. So what was that percentage again of people that successfully make the leap from 6 to 7 figures? Was it 4%? Only 4%. Okay, fire nation, 4%, four percent. So what is the biggest difference between those people that are actually stuck at 6 figures versus that 4% of individuals who are able to get to the 7 figure range? The first thing that comes up is the mindset thing. And it's crazy. We work with 6, 7, even now 9 figure companies. And across the board, the first thing that we've got to work on is not some strategies, not anything related to the business. It goes back to the 6 inches between your ears. It's such a mindset thing, because if you can get that right and you can be willing to kind of let go of some of the things you can really start to have that 7 figure CEO mindset that we talk about. We're, again, you're going to build a business that can scale and not have to be perfect. You just want to get what you really want out of business. It starts with the mindset. So 6 figure entrepreneurs, they stay stuck because they're afraid to let go that keeps their business built around them. They want some ego and whatever. And it's just a lot of fear. And it took me years to get over this. And again, thank you so much to you, John, and you kind of guide in the way on this, but you've been such a big instrument in me performing in the way that I have through the mindset. The envios. That's Spanish for you, welcome. Thank you so much. You've got to get this right. So it's a constant constant battle to create the person that you need to become. And my favorite Tony Robbins lesson. So you mentioned Tony. So my favorite lesson of all, and this guy has millions of amazing messages. My favorite lesson of all is he's like, he cusses, but he says, this person that I am today, I created this guy. I wasn't born this way. So I manufactured this person that I am today. And he's an amazing person. Sure, he was born with some amazing blessings, but he created that person. So who is the person that you need to become to have that business in life that you really know is possible? It's probably different than the person that just started out in business. So it starts with the mindset, then we can go to the business model and the growth tactics and everything. But really it starts with the mindset. And I want to really bring that back because listening to EO fire over and over and over again. I listened to hundreds of episodes to really ingrain and me the mindset that I needed. And if you get that right, everything else, all the strategies and everything really become possible. But it starts with the mindset. Austin, you have dropped value bomb after value bomb today. Give us the overall concept or thought or process. You want to leave us with today. Give us a call to action about how we can learn more about you and anything you want to gift to fire nation and then we'll say goodbye. John, first of all, thank you. It's been such an honor to be here. The biggest thing, the biggest lesson I want you to take away from this is that everything is possible in your business if you get free from the day today. So if you can get free from the day to today operations, your business is going to be scalable. You're going to be able to work on more of the right stuff. You're going to be able to empower your team and really work from a high level and get the freedom, the impact the growth, the money that you really want. So git free from the day to today, everything is possible. We have some awesome tools for you. What I'm going to do is I'm going to add the job scorecard to this as well. So if you can go to our site scale to X dot com slash fire, we're going to give you the ten step blueprint that we use with 6 and 7 figure entrepreneurs to really help them scale. Again, there's an order to things that is so crucial. So scale to X dot com slash fire and I'll make sure that the team sends you the job scorecard as well. Use this with every single employee that you have. And this is actually the first step that we use before we even go and hire a new employee is we start there. That's the center point makes their life easier than perform better. Your life easier and better and everybody wins. But John, thank you, scale text dot com slash fire looking forward to supporting you there. Fire nation, the reality is this. When you create the systems, when you create the team, when you take yourself out of the day today, you're giving yourself freedom to live a life. Every fall now for four years. Kate and I go on a 75 to 90 day track. In 2019, it's a 90 day track. We are doing Fiji. We're doing Canada. We're doing Latvia, Poland, France. And every single one of those three months during those 90 days, we will generate over a $100,000 in revenue for our business, net profit. I'm talking net after everything because of the systems and team that we have in place. That is it because of that, if we were stuck in the day to day, we wouldn't have the freedom or the ability to do just that. So fire nation, don't forget you to the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with and you've been hanging out with an and JL D today so keep up the heat and head over to eo fire dot com. If you type Austin in the search bar the show on this page will pop up with everything that we've been talking about today, head directly to his website where he has that gift for you, scale two X dot com slash fire. And that's the number two fire nation. So scale the number two X dot com slash fire. And Austin, thank you for sharing your truth with fire nation today for that we salute you and we'll catch you on the flip side. Thanks, John. Hey, fire nation at today's value bomb content was brought to you by Austin. I know fire nation that you understand how podcasts can ignite your business, but I mean, come on, the planning, the creating the collaborating with guests,

"porto rico" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

04:17 min | Last month

"porto rico" Discussed on WTOP

"Thanks. Top stories we're following for you right now on WTO P and Porto RICO this afternoon, President Biden tells residents his administration will make sure they get every dollar Congress promised to them for hurricane Fiona recovery. He'll survey the damage from hurricane Ian in Florida on Wednesday. D.C. unveiled new programs to help achieve a bold new goal of boosting the number of black homeowners by 20,000 in 7 years. Holy cross Catholic Church in Garrett park in Montgomery county has announced the suspension of one of its priests who's been accused of sexual abuse of minors, the incidents allegedly took place in Virginia years ago prior to his ordination in 1991. Keep it here on WTO for more on these stories and just minutes. In other news, there are some good news about rats. There are more of them. But not the kind of you're thinking of. For the first time in 20 years, the Allegheny woodrat has been spotted in the forests around harpers ferry national historical park. Whether or not related to the rats that we're more familiar with in the D.C. area. Scott bay to wildlife biologist with the National Park Service says the Allegheny woodrat is a native species and lives in caves and rocky settings in the forest and actually benefits the environment by spreading seeds and plant matter that nourish the soil. And if the idea of hiking where wood rats may be found freaks you out, don't worry. Yeah, unless you're living in a cave, I think that's about the only way they could interfere with humans. Kate Ryan, WTO P news. It is time to check out money news what's coming up next. The bal rallied 765 points. It's been 13 years since the housing market did this. I'm Jeff claymore. It's 5 48. Traffic and weather on the 8s and Dave dildy in the WTO traffic sign. Fairfax county Parkway, southbound still delayed near fairfax station. It was a crash queen Burke center Parkway in one 23. Three 95 95 from the southwest freeway to Fredericksburg, still heavy from the third street tunnel to the 14th street bridge. The Pentagon to duke street, backlick, road to one 23, and in spots through Stafford county, but not as bad this hour. Beltway Travis at its worst on the outer loop from Tyson's to Springfield, beyond Braddock road, a crash from last hour cleared, a second crash happened in the same spot about ten minutes ago. It was in the left lane, but it's on the right shoulder now. Volume delays around the outer from telegraph road to the Wilson bridge, the inner loop from one 23 to the American legion bridge and river road in Maryland still slow on the utter loop and three 55 on and off to 95, both loops through college park, greenbelt, and landover, two 70 northbound heavy into Rockville, slow through Gaithersburg, 95 in Baltimore, Washington, Parkway, dealing with road spray and volume delays. And on route 50, westbound traffic is still jammed from bait ail dry past Richie highway. The boat came off the trailer, skidded onto the highway before the severan river, two left lanes remain blocked for the recovery of the vessel, two right lanes are getting by slowly westbound, eastbound, still taking a long look at it, rubber necking delays getting out of Annapolis across the severan river, eastbound lanes on 50 or open, and caller says down at aka cake on two tenths south near three 73. The record is just about hooked up to the dumb truck should have it out of the left lane soon. D.C. two 95 northbound between the 11th street bridge, Pennsylvania avenue, another crash. This one reported on the right side with the new Sunoco go rewards app when you save so drop what you're doing because rewards come first, download the Sunoco go rewards app and start saving today. Dave dillin WTO pay traffic. Amelia Draper has the weather, a rainy finish on this Monday with cloudy skies and breezy winds as well coming out of the north at ten to 20 miles an hour will have wind gusts tomorrow up to 30 miles an hour with rain in the forecast and highs only in the low to mid 50s after cooling for lows tonight in the mid to upper 40s. Our average high now in the mid 70s So we're running about 20° below normal tomorrow. In fact, tomorrow could be the coldest October 4th on record during the day. I'm storm team four meteorologist Amelia Draper. 50 in Reston, we've got 15 Bethesda 51 in woodbridge all brought to you by dulles glass for all your glass mirror and shower door needs, physical dulles glass dot com, velos glass, love your glass

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"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

05:15 min | 2 months ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"Scott say what's up to fire nation and share something that you believe about becoming successful that most people disagree with? Well, as I've advanced through my career and tried to learn a little bit along the way, I've made a few stops and I've had the belief that what makes you successful is primarily around leadership strategy, motivation, teamwork, and many times folks are really focused on industry expertise. And that they will always be a car person although they'll always be a battery person or they're always be a retailer. And I found that I need to adapt the playbook from stop to stop and learn a little bit and understand I may not be the biggest expert in batteries or in my days at cabela's I may not be the biggest expert in hunting and fishing, but I'm certainly willing to be on a rapid learning curve. And I think the leadership skills Trump the industry expertise, but you got to have a little bit of both. Always be learning fire nation. And that's the thing we're going to do today is we're going to learn from Scott because this is all about the things that he's learned on his journey to CEO of batteries plus. And we had a little fun pre interview chat where I did mention that I often do drive by a battery's plus right here on kagus Porto RICO on my way to Costco. And actually this conversation Scott, I'm going to stop in that store and check it out because hey, I want to support you. Please do and we'll be glad to take your business too. We appreciate the loyalty. I want to talk about your 25 years in retail and ecommerce. Now, we do have a lot to talk about today. So let's keep it fairly tight, but I want to hear that journey. Well, I often tell the story that if you were to go back and think about setting up your career based on your undergraduate or graduate education, you pick out a field and then that's what you do for 25 years. And yet, if we dial back to the late 80s and early 90s, they weren't teaching courses on ecommerce. And we weren't talking about your digital strategy and omnichannel. And so what I think is become important is I came up through marketing and then eventually into ecommerce and retail. And as it's happened, it's really evolved. And you've gone from very traditional media, TV, and

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"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

05:05 min | 3 months ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"From listening to entrepreneurs on fire and smart passive income back in 2012 and then beyond. And then fast forward, 5 years, you throwing a conference in Puerto Rico in 2017 called Puerto Rico masterminds, where you had me as the opening keynote. And then in 2018, you see the same conference with pat Flynn as a keynote and then in 2019 with Jeff walker as a keynote. That fire nation is what happens when you just start with a spark and you just fan into a flame and then before you know it, here's Mark now living in Porto RICO, mister hustle and scale, running a SaaS company, having the top entrepreneurs in the world, people that he looked up to and admired and just heard voices of and webinars of back in the day to now having them at this really incredible event, Puerto Rico masterminds, very small and intimate events. So he's able to hang out with these speakers and really develop relationships and friendships with them really cool stuff. Now, our focus today is on the one day summit formula. But before we really get into that specifically, let's get a little bit into the weeds on what exactly is a virtual summit. Break that down for us. Yeah, so a virtual summit is essentially it's a series of pre recorded videos from industry or niche experts that solve a problem or a series of problems over a defined amount of time. So let's unpack that just a little bit. So essentially, you're going to take a problem that your audience has, where you're tribe. And you're going to create the solution around that by bringing in some of the top minds or thought leaders in your niche or industry around that problem. And we're going to offer that for free to our audience in order to build a warm and engaged audience, essentially. The fundamental aspect of a virtual summit is that it builds a relationship and solves a problem.

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"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

05:26 min | 8 months ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"Nation, we are back and we're going to take the rest of the episode to chat about Porto RICO specifically the fact that while I was in Europe, Kate was holding down the forts on our lovely island. We had a lot of projects going on. So she was definitely busy, busy being so Kate's say what's up and take it away. What's up fire nation? Great to be back on the mic with you and yeah, a little update on the Puerto Rico front. Wow, I was very busy. Well, John was gone. Traipsing through Europe on his wonderful adventure. And some of those projects could entire a lot redo. So we have an empty lot that sits to the side of our house here in Puerto Rico and palmas del mar and John together with our landscaping team came up with this beautiful vision for an amphitheater on our side lot. So we have a few pictures of the progress on that front with Gus doing a little overseeing of the project there. So I had to help her with me. And it's just really incredible what they have done on a lot over there. I can't wait to be able to share complete complete pictures of it. But John, you want to add anything to the lot project? Yeah, we just have had this lot next to us for 6 years now ever since we moved in and we've owned it for about three years. And it's a great lot. It looks great. But at the same time, it's just an empty lot. And I was like, I just feel like we can do something with this..

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"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

05:09 min | 9 months ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"So two and a half years ago, I moved to Porto RICO. It's been an amazing move for the past 30 months and I now pay a flat 4% tax for all of my corporate earnings down here in Puerto Rico as an American citizen. It's been such a game changer saving me 7 plus figures a year. And what has that done grant? That's allowed me to exponentially now invest that money that I would have been spending with the IRS into myself into my business into my brand and to grow it to that ten X stage. And that's what I see you do on brother. I see you taking this money that you're generating and all this stuff and you're just going to the next level. Next level, when you crush the conference last year, you didn't just say, okay, I'm going to just squirrel this away in a treasury bill. You said, you know what? I'm going for a $10 million, 35,000 person stadium next year with Derek Jeter and we're going to make this happen to the next level. My question for you is, when are you moving to Puerto Rico?.

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"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

03:50 min | 10 months ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"Joe say what's up to fire nation and share something that you believe about becoming successful that most people disagree with? JLD, I am so excited to, again, be on. 6th time. 6 time, oh my gosh. This is amazing. We've been friends for a long time. So I certainly appreciate it. Now, what do I believe, you know? I've talked about this on your show before, but I really believe that you need to teach yourself how to be successful. I've at least I have. I've had to teach myself how to be successful and I've done that through my goal setting. I know how big of a goal set or you are. So every day I get up and I review my goals and it gets me set for what I'm going to do during the day. I really believe if you want to do this, you've got to set your goals, whatever they are, 5 to 6 goals that you can actually measure and you review them when you get up in the morning and you review them before you retire at night and I believe that's the way to accomplish those goals and you get your mind working on it all day long and you focus on the right things. And you can't just, you can't just say, oh, I want to do this. You have to set the path to success and you have to actually write these things down. Well, speaking of goals, fire nation Joe did share with me that one of his 2022 goals is to travel at least one time per month in the year 2022. And I'm trying to convince him to spend at least one of those 12 trips in Porto RICO. So that we can take his web three awesomeness that he's created and creating.

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"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

03:40 min | 11 months ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"Over again? Of course, people are going to get product fatigue. It just happens across the board. Now, let's stick with you Sawyer because I want you to take this home for us. What is the one thing you really want to make sure fire nation gets from everything that we talked about here today? We talked about a lot of great stuff. A lot of great tactics and strategies that you guys employed. What do you want to make sure our listeners really walk away with? The best ways that we can connect with you and crumble any call to action you have. And then we'll say goodbye. Well, there's so many things. But the first thing that came to mind is don't skimp on quality, whether that's through the service or the product. And I think when we first started out, there were multiple companies trying to compete with us. And me and Jason would always have many conversations talking about let's not focus on them. Let's focus on us and make sure we have the absolute best quality that we can because if we have high quality and we're using the best ingredients and we're focusing ourselves and we're just moving forward, people will come. They will naturally come organically come and they will return. And I feel like we truly do have the best cookies, the best technology and the best service in the industry. And we will continue to move forward and keep that number one spot because of our quality. And I think you have to have that to be successful. Jason, I have one question for you. When are you opening up a crumble and Porto RICO? That's a great question. I don't have anything to announce today. That might be a little sooner than you think John. Oh, well that makes me really exciting. I'm going to talk to you about locations afterwards because I guess my idea is for you. Anything Jason do you want to say on that same topic that Sawyer just shared and then also give us the best way that we can connect with your company and then we'll say goodbye. I think I just want to echo what source said, we're out on a mission to bring friends and families together over the best box of cookies in the world. And focusing on quality and focusing on yourself has paid back in spades and in dividends. While people are sometimes chasing their competitors, we always say our number one competitor is our self and yesterday, and we got a beat ourselves tomorrow. And I think that's one thing that will always continue to focus on as being better every day, putting the best quality service, technology.

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"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"Go to do an external event that we were never told what was going to happen at this event. But when we showed up, you two were there, and it was actually their recording studio. I spent that entire summer every day when they were recording the pop album serving coffee and having lunch with them and cleaning up after them basically, which is pretty cool. I think we're both on our names on the pop album. That's phenomenal. And I will say knowing that you right now are in Sydney, Australia, but are originally from Ireland. That must have been even double cool right there. Yes, it is, it's pretty cool. I've lived here for about 16 years now. I'm a long time in Australia now, but I came to the weather and stayed for the lifestyle. Oh, cool. That's kind of why I moved to San Diego and then Porto RICO. I definitely moved for the weather. Although Maine will always be the way life should be. That's our motto. Definitely moved for the weather as well. Fire nation, if you're listening and you're fired up for today's content as you saw the title, you should be, because Barbara's going to be delivering an audio masterclass today. That audio masterclass is how to confidently in successfully use virtual assistance to scale your business. And if you are an entrepreneur fire nation and I know you are, because you're listening, you need to use virtual assistants to scale your business, especially at the beginning. We're going to be talking about the pros, the cons and everything in between. Let's just dive right into a bar because I want to know why our virtual assistants the solution when it comes to scaling in a cost effective way. They definitely are the thing that you've got to do. Not only are they highly cost effective because you can go offshore, you can even go to places like Puerto Rico. My company specializes in the Philippines, but you can go to places like that where you know I'll take the Philippines as an example. English is extremely good with Filipinos. Their education system is very, very strong. And their culture is really, really, really close to the American and the western cultures in general. So what you end up finding is that you can hire staff to do so much work that you need, you know, as we all know as entrepreneurs, there's so much to do, that you could never hire those staff, probably to do that work in your own country when you're starting out in particular or when you're in that ramp up stage. So we'd really use something that people need to focus on getting right if they really want to scale a business cost effectively. Now I do know there's a lot of people who I speak with who sometimes feel a little bit of guilt when they're hiring virtual assistants and having them work 40 hours per week. And then paying them in the United States or in a place like Sydney Australia is not a livable wage. But the reality is for them where they are, whether it be the Philippines or some other third world country, it's more than a living wage. In fact, you know, it's allowing them to do incredible things. How do you talk to entrepreneurs who are having a hard time saying what I'm paying this person $2 an hour $4 an hour? How is this even possible? Yeah, so you know, I struggled with that initially as well. I think it's a common feeling. And it's a really normal feeling because you are looking at it through our eyes. What changed it for me was when I actually went over there. And I actually looked at places in the Philippines that where there's a lot of virtual assistants, and I asked them, you know, what was life like 15 years ago before the BPO industry, which is the business, the big call centers and that came into the Philippines and transformed that country. And everyone was like, well, we all worked at jollibee. And jollibee is like the McDonald's of the Philippines. And there was no work there. Their country was significantly worse off. So when you look at it on a grander scale like this, you save yourself, you know, because we're going offshore, we're moving and we meaning the collective of the entrepreneur entrepreneurial world, you move into a country like that, you create careers. You don't just create jobs, like in my company, we're really passionate about creating careers for people. And when somebody from there comes and tells you how much you've changed their life by coming into the country and actually creating the number of jobs that you do. Then you start to see that actually it's better to look at it through their eyes and let your arm. Because the danger when you look at it through western eyes and you want to sometimes I see people paying too much. And what you can start to do is that causes its own problems as well when you start to put pressure on a society by people being paid way over what everyone else has been paid and causes massive problems with inflation and et cetera. So it's really important to remember that you've got to work within the confines of that country. You've got to understand the culture and then know that what you're doing is actually an epic thing for the people in that country. Yeah, there's nothing sadder in life than unintended consequences. When people come in and they think they're doing the best thing in the world, but then in reality, what they're doing do they think is so justice and justified is ending up having these massive negative consequences down the line for those very exact reasons. And a quick story from my end, I've actually had many virtual assistants over the years and I have many under my employee right now. But I've had one in particular now for 7 years. She's been my virtual assistant for 7 years. I've met her in person multiple times, because I've flown over spoken in the Philippines. I've always flown her to wherever island I'm speaking at, and we get to hang out. She gets to enjoy the conference and kind of meet some people and just continue to feel part of the team, which has always been a great experience. But I remember when I hired her and I was having my first conversation with her before I hired her actually. And I said, what do you do, Jay? I'm like, what is your job? She's like, well, I'm a nurse. And I'm like, well, why do you want to become a virtual citizen if you're a nurse right now? Because you know, that's my perspective of a nurse. And she's like, well, John, I had to wake up two and a half hours before my job. Jump on a bus for two hours, just to get to my job. She's like, I've been robbed on that bus three times in the last 6 months. Everything was taken on those bus rides. Then I get to my job I work for 12 hour shifts. Then I jump on a bus and I'm two hours back to my house. And I do that four days a week. And she's like, and with the rate that you're posting, I'm going to make more working for you from my home 8 hours a day. From my home, then that 1617 hour nightmare that I just described to you. That really just I hear those stories all the time. Yeah, and that was what really hit home to me. It was like, wow, this is really going to change her world. She gets to stay home, you know, with her family. And have more time for herself to maybe exercise or do some hobbies that she loves because now she has 16 hours of the day to sleep and do other things that she wants to do. Instead of just those 7, 6, 7 hours to just come home and pass out and wake up and do it all over again. Since I've hired her, she's bought a house, she's provided loans for her family. I mean her life has absolutely changed. She's the most dedicated loyal virtual assistant that I could ever ask for, and that's exactly what we're talking about fire nation. When you're bringing these opportunities to amazing people around the world. Now let's flip this around bob, because you could go on in stories about this all day long. But I want to talk about why so many people fail at the VA thing. And they end up losing so much time and so much energy and frankly a lot of money as well. And by the way, I'm raising my hand right now, because I failed at it. JM was a home run. She was my first ever hire. She still with me today, but I've hired people since then we've had to let go and have hired others that have been other home runs. But you're the professional here. You're.

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"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"Your most important values. And without sacrificing your freedom, you can have your cake and eat it too if you do it the right way and follow the blueprint. And that's why I needed to get that out because I felt like I had the blueprint from experience from due diligence and from actual building businesses. I remember so clearly sitting on my balcony in San Diego back in 2014, reading your book 6 months to 6 figures and having so many takeaways, so many value bombs from that. And now I'm looking forward to reading this book here on my hammock overlooking the Caribbean down here in Porto RICO, 7 years later. So there it is, you know, 7 rules to 7 figures. Crazy. 7 years later, so pretty cool stuff going on here. I'm really excited about it. And of course we've talked about so many valuable bombs that you have dropped in this episode and that you go into more detail in within the book, take the microphone, Peter, take us home. What is it that you really want to make sure that we get from our entire conversation today, the most important messages or maybe the single most important message that you want to make sure people get out of this book? I know you have, again, that very special URL for fire nation. The number 7 rules book dot com slash fire 7 rules book dot com slash fire. And then we'll say goodbye. What I realize is the greatest currency there is on the planet is the effect you have on someone else. And when you're living a world class life, it's so much easier to give and so much easier to build other people up. And the main message is you can get to 6 and 7 figures, and you can build a world class business on your terms, one that allows you massive fulfillment, massive freedom, massive happiness, but you have to rewrite the story that have been holding you back through however long. You have to have a blueprint. Right now, everything has changed. I know 1718 and 19 year olds making millions of dollars. Some making millions per month. And I know broke 50 year olds. Amazing people. Genuine, hardworking, family people, family, guys, that are broke and struggling. It's because it's not about age anymore and is not a Butch as it is about experience. It's more about having a proven road map and understanding more than new economy is going. And I feel like this is the 7 rules and the blueprint to follow if you really do want to live a world class life because I think the number one mistake people make is they think they have to figure everything out themselves and they take so many opinions where if you actually get clear on who you are, clear on what you want and clear on what you're willing to give up to get what you want. It makes everything so much easier to.

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"porto rico" Discussed on The Wounds Of The Faithful

The Wounds Of The Faithful

03:34 min | 1 year ago

"porto rico" Discussed on The Wounds Of The Faithful

"We visited a bunch of beautiful waterfalls and watering holes. But the thing was at only the boys were allowed to go swimming in the girls. Watch them swam. And it was ninety. Eight degrees out very very humid in porto rico We stayed in a campground on a coffee plantation. Which was pretty interesting was quite a drive. We got stuck in the mud with van. Some of the pictures. I have show Kevin his brother in a bunch of guys pushing that van out of the mind newly encountered lots of boggs. You can imagine bugs in a foreign country Redid some fun stuff we had archery bows and through darts and fun stuff like that but yeah i was really disappointed. We didn't get to go swimming. Because mediterranean the independent baptists do not believe in mix swimming So there is that very memorable trip in. The second trip by went on was to ottawa canada and in fact it was in the same neighborhood that pastor al dash no lives in you told me he lives down the street from this church that we went to help we supported. Isn't it a small world so we were in This town called Carlton it was about the same. People went on this trip to ottawa. That went on the puerto rico trip. Kevin went and his sister went. I believe in the same pretty much. The same singles went and we stayed with families. Church families they split us up so it was a little less adventurous meaning. We weren't sleeping in a campground with bugs. So we went to help the pastor. Go door knocking. And of course be saying songs and we gave testimonies. Oh he had a wild time getting across the border. I was telling el-beshir now this story When he was on the show before we started talking this was before we needed a passport to get even into canada. Well i had pepper spray in my purse and both the van up in the security or the border patrol asked us if we had any weapons on us.

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"porto rico" Discussed on The Wounds Of The Faithful

The Wounds Of The Faithful

03:28 min | 1 year ago

"porto rico" Discussed on The Wounds Of The Faithful

"You are never supposed to say anything. Negative or look like you were sad. I think it was given the told me that no matter how bad things are you should still say. Praise the lord when anybody asks you how you're doing and be grateful. Well yes and no on that. I think that's more like stuffing your feelings and being fake. It's not healthy to deny that you're having a bad day or the era grieving for sam. One you've heard me talk about my bad days. People have lost got isn't good in just means that you don't have to plaster this fake smile on and shake hands for appearances. Mullah first people. I met were the pastor of the spanish church and his wife who was my voice teacher and they look like the perfect couple more about music lessons later but i received a very warm welcome. The church choir was really good. They hit full orchestra in a choir led by a very talented director. Who was a tenor. Naturally i join the choir. Then the dean of students who was also leader of the singles group with his wife. And i met sharon who has a bus captain who needed help on her route. So i volunteered. If you're not familiar with what a bus minister says that's when a church sends buses into the nearby neighborhoods to pick up kids and sometimes adults to bring them church and we sang songs. We play games and we handed out snacks. We visit them at home on saturdays to get to know them know. Usually these kids appearance were happy to have a babysitter for the day. So we didn't get too much resistance. Sharon there the lesson. And i did the songs when they get off the bus. We would parade them to the other end of the church property to the junior church building for their own services. That were custom-made for them. I did teach some license in children's church at times. We all rotated teaching those lessons. And junior church and sharon spoke spanish pretty well and she was also very proficient in american sign language. It's not a surprise at today. She is a missionary's wife to porto. Rico collina small but very focused.

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"porto rico" Discussed on Distorted View Daily

Distorted View Daily

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Distorted View Daily

"Like how much do they way. How are they sitting on the seat. And then it analyzes your shit using optical methods looking at things like volume clarity consistency color. Isn't that how you determine a good diamond. I love that analyzing shit. a lot. like analyzing precious stones. High turnout is a gem toilet. Essentially is trying to understand when someone has abnormal patterns. And then it's capable of documenting those patterns and providing reports that can be used by physicians to help in the treatment of a variety of conditions for now true is focusing on the older adult market. Cash app says we do very much of an eye towards this being a consumer product. That's going to be used by anyone who has toilet so the future is coming and it sounds very shitty story we have for you today. We've got another unruly airplane passenger. The only reason i'm reading this story is because he's disgruntled yet. It has nothing to do with cova. Nineteen or masks. That's really what makes this new story. So bizarre yes cuckoo crazy banana passenger on a jet blue flight from boston to san juan. Porto rico was arrested after he allegedly shocked a flight attendant with his neck tie. Someone really did not care for the in flight. Movie to be fair. Why would you show that awful robocop remake. Just play the original all right Yes and unruly passenger on a jetblue flight from boston to san juan. Puerto rico was arrested after. He choked a flight attendant with his necktie. While trying to force his way into the plane's cockpit sounds like this story coulda had a tragic ending. What's this guy's name khalil. Eldar i'm surprised. This guy wasn't immediately gunned down on the plane. You have a scary name. You're trying to make your way to the cockpit. We've seen this story play out before all right khalil. Eldar reportedly became agitated after a cell phone call. He tried to make did not go through that what. This is all about your upset because of bad cell reception. I mean i know it's frustrating but you've had to have dealt with this before you know cell phones sound shitty when on land the mere fact it's somewhat possible to make mobile phone calls thirty thousand feet in the sky that i mean it's a miracle. Sorry if there was an echo or something but combat fuck down. Shortly after that budged call. He rushed towards the cockpit of flight to sixty one yelling that he wanted to be shot..

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"porto rico" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

08:46 min | 1 year ago

"porto rico" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Hello. Can you hear me? Yes, I can hear your clear around for a minute there. I thought you had to run off and do a performance Real quick. Uh, Hello there, Cynthia. How are you today? I am doing well, if I understand correctly, you're talking to us from Austin. So, Austin, is that your home base? Yes. I've been living here in Austin for almost dangerous. Yes, yeah. So tell me a little bit about now. We will talk more about drag in general, but I am kind of a fan of drag race, so I've got to start off and how does a performer's career change? After their time on a show like RuPaul's drag race. Well, the our life think drastically because I mean well, I started with you knowing from Puerto Rico when I came from, and then I moved to Austin, Texas. I think that's where my career you know, take you know another turn. I was very local pageants. Then I become a Texas Continental 2012. And then I was pursuing, you know, two out station for the TV show. Just I guess on the recent twice Then I get cats or even native records. Everything seems after that. I've been traveling the world popular. You know, everybody can't recognize me everywhere. Even in the supermarket. Yeah. So jazz recognition of their popularity. It feels good because you know, back in the days we do not have those platforms or even we don't see a lot of clear presence. Or media or movies. You know, now we're recognized everywhere and we have an opportunity to be visible, so this need for the rest of the society to know more about the artistry of entertainment. It's just so beautiful that a lot of support that I receive every day even on my social media, my PM messages and more. It just, you know, beautiful. So that's maybe probably the biggest transformation in since I feel that all the entire world can get to see who I am as an artist. Yeah. I think a lot of people who watch and enjoy any reality program never realize the amount of work and how much stress you folks are put under to pull that all together and that you shoot much, much more than what they actually see it on a much tighter shooting schedule, And I think most people would imagine what I'm curious about is what made you want to go into that circus. What made you think? Okay, I want to go on RuPaul's drag race. Well, in my case, I've been working since Puerto Rico and Miami and big networks are you need to feel on Telemundo? Um, Basically, I'm a singer. I'm a bouncer for so many years. Yeah. I don't listen Saw. You know why me as an artist and then part of the queer community and they're part of the entertainment community. I want to go into me. I want to show this beautiful and amazing artistic character that I just created. Now, people on the gay bars get the opportunity to see which I'm very blessed. That I have that platform before. And then you know, going to the T V shell that I love to work on TV was one of my dreams, you know, and then make it come to, you know, going to season eight of black race. It was just amazing, you know, So I think that drive for me less death to be in front of the camera that be crazy and spooky. Actually show that artistry and my personality, so that was my biggest, like my biggest dream, And I made that dream. Um, Yeah, Okay. I promise. I'm going to get off the topic of drag race in just a moment. But there is one question. I just don't understand There is a formula to drag race. There are certain competitions that come up time and time again. And we all know what they are. We all know they're going to do a version of the match game where the different contestants are going to have to pretend to do a celebrity, their celebrity impersonations. When we watch the show it almost looks like a bunch of them never have an idea who they're going to do or walk in. They're unsure. You've got to know that's coming. What happens? Are we really seeing the reality of it on TV, or is it Created for impact. Well, to be very honest with you. What do you see on the episodes Exactly what happened? Just behind the scene it takes. It is just insane because it takes four hours. Film. Maybe probably there was five minutes that you can get to see up. That's not scheme, you know, And of course, on the editing, they're going to showcase those who sent out or make triple wrap and the production You know? So you know, like you have, like, good material. Of course you're gonna put it on the episode, you know, So that's what happened. It's like four. Don't worry. Production, Kelly instructions will never break your character. Continue being your category In my case. The nine for example, So the other garden bring your character. What does Smiley and trying to be her? Like all the time, you know, uh, itself, But yeah. What do you see? Like your dad is true? Well, it's always entertaining and always fun. But I do want to talk a little bit about you've had the opportunity not just to work in the U. S. As you mentioned you worked well. Porto Rico as part of the U. S. But it's a different culture when it comes to drag. And I'm curious. What you see is the differences between Puerto Rican drag mainland US drag and maybe even Austin drag. Do you see differences? Well, actually, yes. When I moved all the way from Puerto Rico, which I started 2000 and six if he's going to be my 15 anniversary doing yes, yes, I'm very excited. Congratulations. Thank you. Thank you so very much. In Puerto Rico. It's more addresses natural. Like how beautiful and female lookalike your character as an entertainer account. Look, you know, and it's because You know that today? Still a little bit conservative, you know, matches in the society in our Latin American countries, its open up more, and I'm very excited about it. But back in that is used to be that way. So for us to be recognized, respected the female because that you looked better. So when you king, I came all the way to Austin. It was not very small community of entertainment, but it was burned diverse already. I see spotty track. I think comedy as you can be. I keep pageantry. I see lookalike track ones, You know, you know, I was like, Oh, my God. This is interesting. Everybody goes on the umbrella of entertainment and drag and everybody's doing something, your friend and I love that. An action when they start exploring different types of drug. I spoke. Yeah, it's scary to I did everything in between. You know, Uh, I don't know that I can see you very well as scary. You see more cookie and fun and glamorous. Well, you see me back in the day you're going to be like, Whoa. This is yeah. Something's going on. Not this is not right. You know, you know that's part of these amazing and fascinating, You know, exciting exploration when you start to interact. You want to try to do anything types of style that you want to try to do different health style? You know, different makeup, custom and everything. Don't you find out your needs in order to find out what is the Quality that describe your characterizing injuring, and that's what happened with me. You know, I went into all his journey and then like I created singular Fontaine. Beautiful as I got is as funny as a clown. And that's why everybody knows. You know everywhere. Yeah. Austin, Texas Help me to do that before. Before we run out of time, though I do want to ask about a different element of all of this, and that's taking this artistry. This performance. These characters Out into the community to do more than just entertain. Talk a little bit about the work that you do. Oh, you know, actually, before I was going to the the shell, um I was working as a caseworker for HIV kind. Who experience mental health and substance abuse problems. And I took advantage of the opportunity that I was. You know, I was working in drag, and I was doing HIV test in every gay bar in nothing takes us in draft and that made me close to my community. You know, that may be close to application more for education. You know, for HIV and FBI too, as well. And I think that was like a huge car for me, You know, uh, applicator and you know, go my community to go and get approached. And get, you know, to raise awareness, you know, And and I still doing until today, sadly and volunteer because my career is a reality star..

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"porto rico" Discussed on Big Brown Breakdown

Big Brown Breakdown

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"porto rico" Discussed on Big Brown Breakdown

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"porto rico" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

The Stuttering John Podcast

06:41 min | 1 year ago

"porto rico" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast

"The reparations. I think that's the thing is I don't know. I don't know what the what the debate is, but I think that just having it as an issue and having it as a as a matter of debate would be enormously useful because I thought that the the institutional racism of the United States is something that I think a lot of people just cook not aware of the depth and the breadth of it and how horrible it was that there's a lot of perception that there was the Civil War and Lincoln freed the slaves and then everything was fine because Obama was President, right? And it's that's not how it works, but people don't know generally that in New York City for example until pretty late in the game. If you were black you could not buy an apartment. You can finance department through a bank unless it was in Harlem or Bed-Stuy you can do it bank would lend you the money. That's an example of institutional racism that wage. Invisible to most people these are real issues and I think a reparations debate that makes all this stuff public and really gets into the sins that that the government has done. It would be mostly useful. I think the problem with the the conversation about reparations often has to do with directly with slavery. When a lot of the people who are negatively affected by the law shift after the Civil War were many of them Generations from slaves, but you know, many of them were Pacific we're Islanders who came here or black people from Africa who came after the fact who had the same discrimination against them with people born here did that were children of slaves? And therefore they were based on skin color. There was a series of races policies that negatively affected them and kept them from succeeding home where other immigrant immigrant groups could either through muscle in the case of Italians or the Chinese and the Japanese depending on which coast were talking about and we're from birth. Also having a seed country that you can reference because there is one distinct thing that American black children of slaves multiple generation children of slaves had a deficit in their circumstance that is also goes beyond kind of every other immigrant class and that is no idea where you came from this society that you've taken from a place you because Japanese immigrants still have Japan Chinese immigrants still have China Irish and Italian immigrants still have Ireland and Italy and there's still an idea that I might have family there. I make, you know, I can always go back I can always deep in those roots and finance myself through people from my own country of my own religion of my own belief system, but with the the children of slaves directly have an entire Gap. That was that that there is no way to answer but for an Affirmed Opportunity basically in affirmative action toward solving. What what is that Gap? Is that because in many ways you never going to make up for the for slavery. You just can't it's a horrifying thing. It's like making up for Auschwitz. It's yeah, there's no neck that writes that off but you can make up for the deficit that in life experience is always dragging a group of people in the country. And that's that's more where the conversation becomes solvable is instead of like, you know, this sort of Forty Acres off a mule idea that you know was originally part of it and then became kind of almost not a punchline but a but a slang term for stuff like, you know in the Spike Lee were off but doesn't actually solve the problem of a family in Connecticut, you know what I mean? And it doesn't lead them. It doesn't Bowie them to the same Walsh. Mark as other people and that's really what it's going to be about so and and it's a gordian knot. There's a lot of shit in there. If we were talking about this forty years after the Civil War off when it should have been handled. It would have been a lot easier if it was done when it was done when it was done. But but now you have generations of immigrants coming into this country song from from Africa from you know from from black countries that are like, yeah. I don't want my tax dollars paying for those who looks like it's weird the whole conversation going on about that. So long as you guys what do you think? Biden like okay now that the stimulus thing looks like you know, he's done right? So Tuesday to vote in the house modified in any major way that requires it going back to the Senate and then back to the house again, which it won't it'll go to his desk and he'll sign. What are you guys think should be his next thing to do like, what's the most important thing? Do you guys think now is it climate change legislation the gun gun reform, you know, I mean, is it gun legislation? What do you think? I mean cuz I'm concerned and I also think he's got to do something about gerrymandering. I mean now's our chance and maybe get the Supreme Court to be thirteen, you know, 2781. I want as many fucking people on there as possible right? I'm not even joking. Yeah. Well, you know about statehood is my answer Porto Rico. I want for more Senators right you want. I think the chances of our our very long I'm only because DC is a city not a state it is it is by function and population way smaller. It's it's got a couple people in the general area than Wyoming as a statement in Vermont. Yeah and Vermont. Yeah, but it's this much of it is actual DC in the rest of it is all federal property. And so it's a different animal entirely technically speaking. They should be under Maryland as far as their Senators the DC people who live in DC should be able to vote for you know, either Maryland or Virginia, depending on how you want to roll it out as their Senators which would tilt us those States a little bit to Puerto. Rico should just be a state it's a fucking stated basically is they have off all the they have all the responsibilities and and very little of the of the help. So I think they deserve statehood. They got paper towels Trump gave them paper towels wage. Che Chu Che one thing why would I I mean, so if we have two more states that does that enable us to get more Supreme Court Justice to get more Senators..

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"porto rico" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

07:55 min | 1 year ago

"porto rico" Discussed on The Takeaway

"The takeaway is brought to you by progressive one of the country's leading providers of auto insurance with progressive. Name your price tool you say. What kind of coverage you're looking for and how much you want to pay and progressive will help you find options that fit within your budget. Use the name your price tool and start an online quote to progressive dot com price and coverage match limited by state law. The takeaway is supported by feather. Did you know people who live in cities move six eight times before. They hit their early thirties. That's why there's feather a furniture rental company designed for people who want to feel at home no matter how often they move their delivery team brings furniture rugs lamps walmart and more directly to your home in as little as seven days right now. Feather has an exclusive offer just for the takeaway listeners. Go to live feather dot com and use code takeaway for five hundred dollars off your first month that's live feather dot com and promo code takeaway for five hundred dollars off. Lebanon guys a word. Puerto ricans used to describe a specific kind of struggle when you're grappling with the problem that you can't totally solve and it also reveals something about our puerto rican nece our history our present. And maybe where we're headed navigate a new podcast series from wnyc studios and fudo studios. Brings you stories about the legal told by puerto ricans available in english and spanish. Subscribe to lebanon. Go wherever you get podcasts. Last week super-rich. Youtube influencers logan paul announced he was leaving california and moving to puerto rico. His main motivation avoiding what he sees as unnecessarily high taxes. In the golden state in favor of puerto rico's considerable tax breaks. But paul is not alone for years. The wealthy have swarmed puerto rico to profit off tax. Exemptions that don't extend to native puerto ricans and while the island is still in an economic crisis. Their concerns that these types of investors will turn puerto rico into a gentrified tax haven for the rich joining me now to break this down as baena professor. Puerto rican studies at hunter college and the cuny graduate center yemen. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me so tell us about this. Is it a trend. Are we seeing a wave of rich Mostly folks from the mainland. Moving to puerto rico. Post maria well. I think there's been a new wave post media but really it started with the debt crisis and as a result of certain measures that the local government put into place to attract a newcomers to the island and this was around the time when wall street stopped lending money puerto rico and there was search for new ways of bringing influx of cash to the island. Now there are tax laws that are meant to incentivize investors to come to the island. What can you tell us about those. So puerto rico has always been a kind of site for speculation and investment on the part of us residents and Wall street so forever. Puerto rico has been a place where there can be loopholes and ways of of really tax. Dodging it used to be mostly for companies that would come and set up shop and and you know be able to pay lower wages than in the us and on top of it not have to pay the same level of capital gains taxes. Now with this new law this also extends to individuals and the idea was that with a small number of very high net worth individuals We could have a big influx of cash But it has extended beyond a small number of high net worth individuals and it's been growing and growing and having certain impacts on the island that folks are starting to become really worried about yet he might. I had family members who worked for some of the major corporations that were that went to puerto rico decades ago to set up shop under the corporate tax haven laws that you mentioned some of those those tax haven laws have since expired. Haven't they yes with a enduring. The clinton administration they started to be slowly phased out and that was a key part of what caused triggered the debt crisis. And you know after those corporations left You know there are lots of parts of puerto rico. That feel like ghost towns. You know mt fabric know and that those jobs have never really come back so now. We're putting the onus on individual investors to come to the island what we're hearing a lot. Yeti mod is that these folks are really going there and creating essentially privatizing much of what Puerto rico much of what's available on puerto rico and sort of taking advantage of the fact that the island is in such a delicate economic position. What are what are you seeing there. It's good that you bring the because that really is you know a lot of what they're interested in. These are folks that to a great extent. Kind of don't believe in government you know so for them. The island weak government and it's non-sovereign relationship to the united states is beneficial. You know they don't like Over too much regulation. They certainly don't like to pay taxes. And so you know. They're folks that don't care for example if the roads are working if there's not good healthcare because they have the the means to get around that you know but as they come you know day kind of don't contribute to the local coffers here in puerto rico and so the folks who can afford for example to turn their homes into a kind of self sustaining solar powered bunker you know have to deal with the increases in utility services The folks who can't to have you know four by fours who need for example public transportation you know. They're the ones who are really going to pay the price of of you know. The kind of weakening of the puerto rican state economy gary mark. One of the things that is standing out to me is Puerto rico's already. A colony of the united states and that colonial relationship with the united states is one that has been fraught for decades. The idea that mostly white wealthy investors are coming to the island to me reeks of a new type of colonization of the island. Your thoughts absolutely and you know just this week. A one of our local legislators Talked about this other kind of tax apartheid. There's this creation of two different societies. You know and and in some ways it feels like the kind of colonial settlement that That the us was never really able to fully implement in puerto rico You know initially. When the us acquired the island changed the name to porto rico tried to americanize it implement english in schools etc and there was a lot of pushback and with the commonwealth status. Whatever one might think of it you know there was certainly a kind of strong push to maintain spanish language and i kind of cultural distinctiveness. You know to to make up a word but now it seems like there's finally a kind of settlement that is happening And you see people really accommodating this these new american arrivals and some of them think that we should speak english. You know a lot of them. Want to really change. What's here which is kind of the classic gentrification tale where they're attracted initially to the cultural diversity and you know what's different about puerto rico then as soon as they get your they wanna change it and they have all these ideas about how to Disrupted in to use the you. Silicon valley speak or to just transform it to better suit their needs. Why all while leaving out.

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Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

"As president trump courts Porter Rican voters in the U. S. he's announced a massive aid to help repair years old hurricane damage on the island for years the president's blasted Porter Rican leaders as corrupt and inept and resisted spending to rebuild the U. S. territory's infrastructure wiped out by hurricane Maria in twenty seventeen but now I'm the best thing that ever happened to Porto Rico announcing thirteen billion dollars in assistance asked why it's coming weeks before the election the president insists his administration's been working on it for a long time very tough to get things passed Democrats where they don't want to see this happen Democrats in fact had approved the funding they had pushed for its release Sager mag ani Washington

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Tropical Storm Isaias Soaking Puerto Rico With Heavy Rain; Could Threaten Florida This Weekend

South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

Tropical Storm Isaias Soaking Puerto Rico With Heavy Rain; Could Threaten Florida This Weekend

"Tropical Storm Celia seems to be coming our way already bringing pounding rain and wind already hurricane battered Porto Rico in several other Caribbean island still rebuilding from Maria and other storms. Meteorologist Eric Blake, with the National Hurricane Center in Miami says really expected more Ah rainfall events in Puerto Rico 3 to 6 inches of rain or possible. With isolated maximum totals of eight inches. This type of rain could lead to life threatening flash flooding and mudslides. President Trump has approved an emergency declaration for areas like Puerto Rico forecast called for the storm to approach Florida by the weekend.

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How To Achieve Financial Freedom In 10 Years Or Less with Brad Gibb

Entrepreneur on FIRE

07:54 min | 3 years ago

How To Achieve Financial Freedom In 10 Years Or Less with Brad Gibb

"Ryan say what's up to fire nation and sheer so the interesting about yourselves. That most people don't know what is up fire nation. Hey this is Ryan Lee and his Brad and guys The thing that most people don't about us We are to financial strategist and so many people think that we have all these degrees and pedigree one of us does one of us doesn't so I'm actually a high school dropouts And Bradley give over here is I have more degrees than fingers on one hand so so the interesting thing is how the two of US combined with our perspectives around money and finance. What it all means to help empower people in their financial planning. Well I love it and fire nation as I alluded to in the intro. We're GONNA be talking about how you can achieve financial freedom and we're talking ten years or less. We're not talking by the time you know thirty years. Forty years have gone by. Of course you'll be five x ten x down the road by them. We're talking in this decade fire nation. It is something that's been a focus of mine. One of the reasons I moved to Porto Rico. Three and a half years ago that might come up a little further on this conversation. And these guys. They've been helping people they've been connected with some great entrepreneurs actually about to be going to funnel hacking lives look continuing to up. Their education surround themselves with the right people. Suspicious breakdown four fire nation at the top this episode what Financial Freedom Actually Means John. I love that question. I mean you know. There's so many misconceptions. I think a lot of people throw around the idea. The concept the phrase financial freedom but as we talk to people about a very few people actually understand what it means that the simple answer to that is when your cash flow from your expense from your assets exceed your expenses. That's the simple answer but as you dive into it a little bit deeper you know in order for you to truly be financially free. There's one thing you have to own and it's your time. It's your most valuable and precious resource so when we go back to that simple answer of cash flow exceeding expenses that cash flow that you have coming in from your assets from from what you've put put aside has to be passive. It has to be income. That's coming in independent of you trading more of time to get it and you know as you mentioned we're on we're we're sitting in a hotel room about to go to our fifth funnel hacking live. We talked to a lot of entrepreneurs a lot of business owners a lot of W. Two employees and they make good money and some of them to a certain extent have saved money but they don't own their time so that that at the core is what we do. We help empower people in the conversation of money so they can own their time. Anything you want ads in bread. There's a thousand ways we can make money right but the conversations just are we making money. It's are we keeping it and is it positioning us to do. I am of a life of purpose. Wake up every day and do what we want to do. And what we're here meant to do to bring a Puerto Rico so quickly but that phrase you said Brad exactly why I moved to this island because I know that I've been making a lot of money for a lot of years but after California taxes federal taxes. I was like am I really keeping all this money and the answer was not really the move to Puerto Rico. The four percent tax. Everything has made the ability to do that. And that's why fire nation you've got to have your finger on the pulse talking to people who are smart in financial advising like these two cats right here because they are living there eating it. They are breathing. It's and let's just break down. Why why do most people struggle not just with money but with achieving financial freedom? A great question and loaded there. There's lots of ways we could go with this one of you just mentioned you said You. GotTa get advice from Smart People in John. I'd go a level deeper than that. One of the biggest problems with financial advice today is we're taking advice from people who themselves are still broke right or who themselves really don't have they might have textbook answers right. They might have answers that that sound intelligent by. It's really really hard to follow somebody or duplicate results when you're listening to somebody who hasn't done what you want to accomplish right and so a lot of it is is. We're just looking to the wrong places. Were we think that degrees we think that letters and acronyms after our names or big You Know Company pedigrees are the thing that are going to get US financially free. But it's like I I would hesitate to take marriage advice for somebody. Who's maybe on their fifth marriage or I'd hesitate to take parenting advice from somebody who doesn't have kids yet you. It's really really difficult if not impossible to live what you don't lead. And that's an epidemic in the financial industry today And then and then second to that would be because we're listening wrong people. We we believe in ninety seven percent of financial advice becomes dangerous misleading or outright. Wrong when we're not focused on answering the right question which really centered around our first response to to what is financial freedom so fire nation. Have you ever been in that gym class or you know? Gone into some kind of doctor session. And you're getting this advice. Health advices nutrition advice from just this overweight or even obese person like for me. I'm just like my friends. You're giving me advice that you can't even take yourself like there's no credibility there's no validity in that so you've gotta find people who have been there who have done that who have results who have testimonials who have proven concepts period end of story ends. You guys are known for Bowl statements. And I'm personally a big fan of bold statements. Bullishly break this down. Ninety seven percents of traditional finest dangerous misleading in outright. Wrong breakdown force. I love that and and that's kind of a controversial statement for shore and I'M GONNA. I'M GONNA take this back You know I think everyone can learn just about everything. They need to know about life from watching the Sitcom Seinfeld. You remember that one back in the day so funny I miss it so funny but In seinfeld there's this. There's this clip that George Costanza short bald. You know living in his parent's basement and nothing in his life seems to be working out and he's in the coffee shop with Jerry and his lamenting over the fact that he can't get a dates you know he can't hold down a job. Nothing's working and Jerry points out a really interesting thing you know. He says George. If everything you're doing in in your life right now isn't getting what you want. Then the opposite would have to be true. And George Ponder that for a minute he says you know what that's right. The opposite has to be true and so he stands right up. He walks over to To the bar there. And there's this beautiful blonde woman and says hey my name George Costanza short on fat on balls and I'm unemployed and I live with my parents and the blonde woman immediately. Response saying hi. I'm Victoria. I bald men. And so that's a reality man John if if people really take a step back and they look at the financial world everyone knows it. No one will acknowledge it but there is a major problem. There is a major problem with people not saving enough money going into massive amounts of debt putting their money in retirement plans that they don't control and then if you fast forward and you look at all these baby boomers like these baby boomers. Do not have enough money to retire and the relying on the government. They're hoping taxes stay whether at their you know. There's just a lot of problems. And if we keep looking at what everyone else is doing traditionally which is blindly putting money in a 401k with their fingers crossed hoping that it works out the reality of that is that problems just going to compound and so our goal isn't to help you do. What's not working better because again when you look to the Financial World. Everything is a plus one strategy. Well if you're getting five percent over there what are you.

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Cuomo to travel to Puerto Rico after series of earthquakes

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:42 sec | 3 years ago

Cuomo to travel to Puerto Rico after series of earthquakes

"New York governor Andrew Cuomo headed to Porto Rico to help as the island deals with the aftermath of devastating earthquakes the series of earthquakes of left Porter Rico reeling with widespread loss of power lack of running water and thousands living in shelters governor Cuomo will bring along with him a delegation of state officials and experts the point of the visit is basically to assess the damage and to determine how we can best help specifically they'll focus on the island's power plants and read and if they can help a long island elsewhere around the tri state people are donating supplies town of Hempstead supervisor don play even water food clothing diapers hand white gloves what ever it is you have this James foot and

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Tropical Storm Dorian nears Puerto Rico

Rush Limbaugh

00:39 sec | 3 years ago

Tropical Storm Dorian nears Puerto Rico

"Tropical storm Dorian's beginning to affect Porter Rico as it approaches hurricane strength Dennis Felton is with the national hurricane center in Miami even at the center of the storm does not go over Porto Rico they will experience strong tropical storm force winds with possible when Guster hurricane force forecasters say Dorian could strengthen to a category three hurricane before reaching the U. S. mainland this weekend president pro posting a series of tweets about for the Rico saying FEMA and other government agencies are ready to prepare for any storm impact than calling politicians of the U. S. territory incompetent or corrupt he added he's the best thing that's ever happened to port a

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Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens as it moves west

AM Tampa Bay

00:50 sec | 3 years ago

Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens as it moves west

"A tropical storm is heading towards the carribean Dorian could reach Porter Rico and Hispanola by Thursday and will likely become a hurricane Dorian's packing maximum sustained winds of fifty miles per hour and is expected to dump two to four inches of rain on the Lesser Antilles I'm Tom forty people living on Caribbean islands are either on their storm warnings watches or just advice to keep on ari on forecasts in days to come forecast about Dorian the fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic season CBS news meteorologist Jeff Burnell it's moving west fast now fourteen miles an hour could strengthen and impact the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday and then head near or just to the south of Porto Rico and Haiti and the Dominican Republic by Wednesday and Thursday maybe as a category one hurricane Dorian's parent after that is on clear Tom forty

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Trump thumbs-up photo with orphaned baby in El Paso sparks controversy

Mac and Gaydos

08:30 min | 3 years ago

Trump thumbs-up photo with orphaned baby in El Paso sparks controversy

"One of the things I think he is probably the worst president in the history of mankind is going into let's say a plague Judy is happened a disaster in trying to sue the people trying to do the right things we try to emoting console them this picture is sickening this picture is wrong on so many levels and there's so many finger point state or finger pointing to go on but again it comes back to the president how would you as a remember this guy's children to how would you as a parent or how would you as a person want to even do this picture I I thought it was an interesting but did comment that that person made I don't know who is speaking there that it should have been staged ever how bout you don't stay let's talk about the actual picture okay so he is at the hospital in el Paso there is a man standing to the right of him our E. has the First Lady standing to the left of him and she is holding a baby now the baby she is holding is now an orphan the baby she is holding you probably remember this story when the gunman went in to that Walmart and started shooting people there was a dad and a mom who shielded their baby from gunfire and were killed and that's the baby that malign your trump is holding and Donald Trump has a blank eating grin on his face a big smile and a thumbs up what comes down to you because I think it sucks I think it's a terrible picture and you've also got mulanya there smiling eyes though as though they're they're they they rescued the baby which doesn't make any sense to me either nothing to smile about not overall no reason to take a picture with that child there you go and that's why I say there's many fingers to point here the people on either side are the biological family of the baby why would they agree to this I don't know but I'd I'd I want to give them some grace but I'm having a hard time the hospital why would the hospital allow this child to be photographed like this because now the child is not an anonymous child the child is now at the center of a controversy which the child has no choice this two year old has no choice and now much like the Elian Gonzalez remember that that photo of the person going in from the swat team trying to take Elian out this person is now this little babies at the center of of of a political controversy which I can't stand and this president has allowed it he goes to el Paso and and also I think you tried to do good he just doesn't get it yeah he doesn't understand where he is he doesn't understand that there are families that are planning funerals and he's sitting there smiling with his thumb up as though he's been successful in what nothing exactly I mean you X. he doesn't have anything to do with the shooting in el Paso no I know a lot of people argue all well right right is that we're not even to get into that if he's going to a place where tragedy struck there's no smiling and there's no thumbs up and I don't know why you would want to bring a baby into into a picture like this if you want to listen if if no one you trust what to go behind the scenes and hold the baby right good yeah I absolutely I think that's great don't bring the baby out for a photo op you said something interesting to that this may lose him the election now I didn't I didn't know not really I I in I will use it you know I do is this the photo that we will look back on and say you know that cost him the election I don't know I don't think so I I don't I don't I don't know if you can point to one thing and what we know link I just think when you take a picture like this you've got a you've got to think just this guy really know all right where he is and why he's there because while he was there he bragged about crowd size the last time he went to el Paso and had a speaking engagement it's not a debate over arc a Democrat not about you right right and so I don't think eight AM and this sounds awful but I don't think you'll lose the election based on a photo or a tweet or really anything because he's with his supporters want him to do what he's doing and they will either compartmentalize or forget or kind of go he cringe worthy but you know what he still better than a Democrat and we'll be stuck with this guy for four more years well and you know what the Democrats are doing a whole heck of a lot either and you know I know you can say this better what Beto o'rourke is running for president he is used this el Paso shooting well twelve had on hold to hold on hold axis he is from there as well and I understand why he's building and he's used it and he's you why shouldn't he use it to when it's his hometown if you can I jump that if you think it's okay that's fine it's just not my opinion is he's a Democrat too so I get that is right I just don't understand why you would say he's using it when it's his home town he is using that he's everywhere he's he's talking about he's good to you he has catapulted his his campaign from almost zero percent and now he's kind of moving in the right direction why because he's a politician just like trump and they use these type of of things to look at this picture we look at this picture so take your picture there are there been pictures of you know past presidents in past presidential candidates and you look at it in you laugh like you know the Clinton hugging Lewinsky you know in a crowd yeah yeah John Kerry wins Salih looks ridiculous Michael Dukakis in the tank I mean that lost in the election George W. bush a picture with brownie and Katrina and things that I don't have a job no I I just I mean I didn't know that something look as bad as this would happen but earlier this week when we heard that the president wanted to go you know it's gonna be a lose lose anyway because people are they don't want in there but if he doesn't go any loose it's right all you have to do is just don't put your stupid thumb up and grin while you're looking at a little baby orphan don't take pictures at all don't put any public pictures out when you go to a hurricane ravaged country or excuse me like a state right don't blame it all on Texas you know doesn't well the Texans they were out their boats and they were watching hurricane no they were trying to survive don't go to Porto Rico and throw paper towels IT people who haven't eaten in five days and don't have it don't have a place to live don't go to California where the wild fires killed eighty five people and say Hey I'm just gonna start blaming you know who won all this stuff don't go don't win Charlottesville happens don't say this very nice people on both sides don't do it right so so my bottom line here is is the president of the United States Donald Trump I and I mean this very sincerely should never ever show up at a hurricane at a shooting stay at the White House any disaster no disasters you're the worst I've ever seen at it don't do it I would go even farther and say don't show up in public period don't you can help you out yeah I I I know but he could be he could certainly curtail the social aspect of these rallies that he has or these meetings that he has because all he does is open his mouth and insert is for it every single time we talked about this with was it was it Porter Rico or was it was it used to we actually discussed what what's the over under how many minutes into him landing would it be for him to make a gaffe do something stupid and boy wouldn't it be great if you got in and got out and said nothing of course didn't happen in el Paso no no no no and this was a catastrophe earlier in his presidency where we were actually talk about boy if you could just get in and get out and not do anything it's not it doesn't happen it does not happen with this president I've never seen anything like it thrown yet never sitting on the line you was the one who tweeted it as a mom why would you got to know that you got to know better and as a staff somebody should get on her Twitter account and

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 Next in line to be Puerto Rico's governor doesn't want the job

Orlando's Morning News

00:23 sec | 3 years ago

Next in line to be Puerto Rico's governor doesn't want the job

"And it's not over in Porto Rico crisis she doesn't want the job justice secretary Wanda Vasquez said Sunday in a Twitter post she hopes governor Rossello will appoint a new secretary of state before he resigned Friday or call comments come as Porter Ricans also made her ouster amid the whole political

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Hundreds of thousands in San Juan demand Puerto Rico's governor resign

Richard Eeds

03:41 min | 3 years ago

Hundreds of thousands in San Juan demand Puerto Rico's governor resign

"Right happening today in Porter Rico people taking to the streets they want they want the current governor and that would be governor Ricardo was fail to arm to resign and the weekend he said he will not run for reelection next year but people by the tens of thousands have taken to the streets of thousands hundreds of thousands of taking to the streets of port Rico and said no no no no today now not next year not gonna let you like go out on your own terms you need to be gone right well he has I believe two more years no twenty twenty is of real life journey twenty okay anyway it's it's a big deal I mean people they've completely blocked off a major highway okay has gone a little bit violent and these are of the I mean these are major protests going on in San Juan and across the the island of Porter Rico in a lot of this you know is still people upset over her came Maria devastated the island the the destruction it caused is is is hard to imagine you have to go back and get a look at the photographs and videos of Maria when it when the last across the carribean and completely flattened some of the islands and flannel wanna Porter Rico left him without fresh water without electricity for a long long time and the money that was put in to Porto Rico by the federal government of initially did not reach the people and so the people are protesting over first of all almost five thousand more people died then was acknowledged right forty six hundred and something more people died then was acknowledging the governor it was long is like a year before the governor he even acknowledge that right I believe at first the the the death toll the death toll the death count was only about sixty four and then the next year they're like oh no this is four thousand right right near which is absolutely insane I believe the protests have been started because pages and pages have been leaked of him and his inner circle which are like a group of eleven men using homophobic misogynistic slurs and I believe according to the guardian it says that they were also making fun of people who have died in the hurricane or at least the body count which is absolutely insane and this is this is just that the icing on top of the cake of corruption and there's room lead over fifteen million dollars was supposed to be a final down to to do a lot of reconstruction and and repair and to get to the people and a lot of that money disappeared as well right so the current mayor of San Juan it she is running for governor and of course she's the one and she's the mayor who got really crosswise with president trump over the lack of attention and empathy and an aide that went to Porter Rico so we'll have to we'll keep an eye on it and see if it gets more violent hopefully nobody gets hurt in in these demonstrations but seems like ample reason right yeah I mean making fun of people who died in the region for the people who died in the hurricane making fun of most of the groups of people in in Puerto Rico all right governor Ricardo Rosales moblie no time to pack up enough find something else to do

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