20 Episode results for "Speights"
Space Week Night Riddles (11-25-2020)
"Welcome back it's time for chompers your morning and night tooth brushing show. Start on the top of your mouth and pick a side. Make sure to reach all the way back to your molars. Why it's space week on chompers tonight. We've got an answer to our space riddle from this morning. When the sky's dark and starring and you want to look at speights you gaze into my lenses to see a distant place. One emma telescope are used. Help people see things things that are too far away to see with. Just your eyes switzer rushing to the other side of the top of your mouth. Make sure not to brush too hard though. Telescopes can come in all sizes from small ones the size an umbrella giant ones that are bigger than a school bus. There's even a telescope. In the hubble telescope circles or orbits the earth taking pictures of outerspace switzer rushing to the bottom of your mouth. And make sure you're reaching all the way back to your molars. Here's another riddle. This planet is too far away to see with just your eyes. it's cold and blue and gase and very large in size. What planet is this. Neptune neptune is so cold because it's at the very end of the solar system far away from the warmth of the sun the time we've ever sent a spacecraft to neptune. It took twelve years to get there switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth and don't forget about those teeth. Here's another riddle. This happens in thunder storm a big electric bolt but it also happens out in space and gives a shocking jolt. What is it. scientists think. They've found lightning happening on saturn. The cassini spacecraft observed it and here's what scientists stink. It sounds like for great jab brushing today. Come back tomorrow morning. More chompers and until then make sure to rinse before you. Thanks to our sponsor. Honey nut cheerios. Grownups turn a good morning into a good day with a bowl of whole grain. Oats and a touch of real honey when you feed the good inside of you and your kids. You'll see the positivity that spreads beyond breakfast in your home your community and the world make your mornings brighter with honey nut cheerios.
The Far Side of the Moon
"The. Hi, I'm calling your host for the good news podcasts. And I'm Neil. The other host. The good news podcast is your source for good news fund, stories auditory, delight and sonic joy. We're bringing you all of this goodness from beautiful downtown Chicago calling. We live in the city. I love the city. There's a lot to love about living in an urban environment. But, you know, something I miss I miss being able to look up and seeing the stars. But what can we always see up in the sky? No matter what. Dumb cheese. Everybody knows that the moon is something we can see on most nights ending on cloud cover. Yeah. It's a constant even for us city food, and it's fun to see a full moon, but calling we're on the ever seen one side of it. What do you mean? Oh, jeez. Thought about that you ever thought about oh, we we see one side of the moon. And there is a dark side of the moon that is geologically very different than the side. We see less volcanic activity way. More asteroid strikes. We know a little bit about the moon and sin synchronous rotation with the earth that sounds it sounds right at feels right right to say. But there's a dark side of the moon is going on over there ghee. Yeah. Four is a moon Lander. Okay. That has recently landed on the dark side of the moon getting some readings from the dark side of the moon both of the dark side of the moon and a less interrupted set of data coming in from that side of the okay, the Lander just sent its first picture back. And it's it's freaky. Looking it looks like the moon, but the dark side, but the dark side. So we haven't seen those. Four. So they're the craters Debray. Imagine the slopes are sharper sharper slopes. That's I am just like way more rough and bumpy over on that size. That's what I'm matching. No, it's there's a a Rover that was on the landing craft sent a an image back to the earth. And because it's the dark side of the moon. We can't communicate directly with it. There's a moon in the way. Right. So there's a satellite relay. So if you imagine jonky is like ping, a Yemeni up to a satellite sending back down to the earth. It's crazy how how far they've had to go just to get to the dark side of the moon. I love it. I love the exploration. That's happening. We need to know. What's going on the dark side of the map -solutely when you were a kid? Did you ever imagine? Being an astronaut all the time. Really? Yeah. When I was a kid. I never did. Because I think I even knew as a young kid like I'm gonna pass dangerous, and I bet it's cold. I imagined. My I was a Star Wars nerds still. I'm sure, but it was more active in my youth. Why wouldn't really imagine myself as an astronaut kind of skip forward. Do like Speights like rogue. No. Yeah. I guess the the mechanics of doing it today seem really spooky. Yeah. When I imagined it I didn't think about that fun stuff. I thought oh I'm gonna have to be in a pod for a year to get to a place peeing in a bag or something. It didn't seem fun to me. So I never wanted to be an astronaut, well, I did want. You know, what I did wanna be? I wanted to study the ocean. Ooh, spooky. No beautiful. Thanks for listening. Do you have good news incredible? Or maybe wanna tell us a joke or idea? Excellent Email us at Hello at the good news, podcasts dot FM or leaves voicemail at seven seven three two one seven zero one five six you can also tweet us at the good news pot and follow us on Instagram too. And if you love the good news podcast think about supporting us on our patriot page must of our music is by putting Baird.
Episode 350: Keith Dunlap
"Jane lang in Psalms the zan. It's swear hello and welcome to episode three hundred fifty of the taking poker podcast. Owings mills maryland. I'm injured broke us. I joined shortly by nate mavis in melrose massachusetts and also by today's guest key dunlap. Keith is a writer of fiction and poetry memoir also a poker player of course and a philosopher. Keith actually reached out to us. He is a listener to the show and a subscriber to the patriot on and he told us that he had a terminal cancer. Diagnosis which among other things has because of the chemotherapy that he's received he as he put it was isolating before it was cool to isolate and one of the things that he took up was playing poker. Which you know. I think that he is not alone in terms of being someone with a medical reason why they are homebound us quite the right term but is slated. I guess we're online. Poker is something that he can do and something that he can put his his his. Active mind towards. I don't wanna put too many words into his mouth because you hear the words from his mouth soon enough i will say. This emotionally is kind of an intense episode. At times i think off three of us at various times where sort of our come in we talk about some fairly heavy things so you might consider Where and when you want to listen to this this may not be the best drivetime. Listen of all of the episodes that we've done but that's up to you just to give you that heads up. I think it's a good conversation. I'm moving conversation And i hope that you will Benefit from listening to it Our strategy segment is also gonna come from keith. Actually as i said. He is also a patron subscriber. So this is a question that he submitted to the patriot. I figured this would be apropos. Time to answer it You too can become a patriot subscriber for as little as five dollars a month. You'll get a daily strategy segment from us so you're not restricted to the a once. Not even quite every week strategy segments that you get from regular show you can get a strategy segment daily at patriotic dot com slash. Thinking poker daily keeps question is about a hand example from play optimal poker. Although i don't think you have to have read play poker to understand the question This is a scenario for those of you who do have the book. This is on page ninety nine from the test yourself. Section of the reciprocal ranges chapter his. His question concerns that a hand where the button opens for a raise. The big plan calls and the flop king speights queen of spades. Three of clubs. This is a cash game. One hundred big blinds deep so we don't have aunties or things like that to consider and in this hand the the question is the hero has pocket jacks and in the text say the check this flop and king queen three two tone with pocket. Jacks the text. I say to check the flop. And heath question was my current open to amendment. Is king queen. Three two-tone is a great flop for about drainage big blind doesn't have as kings queens as king king queen suited might not even have king queen offer king jackson. It sure big blind. We'll have kings and queens and some straight draw. Combos is jackie. Ten queen jack etcetera. But that's still pretty. Small percentage of big blinds wide calling ranch flush trouser push here has ranged advantage advantage. Both not sets end more not to pair. Jack likely underpaid villain might have and blocks a bunch of the straight draw combos as well as some of the significant stickier king accident kleenex. Why isn't this. Just a depot arrived one third bet. I can even see an argument for a poll rise. Six point that to protect. Jack's which also has a backdoor straight all. I know there are lots. Which defy this d polarized three percent pop strategy. But i'm having trouble seeing th this flop is one of them. One of my missing banks. I found a previous solve which matches the scenario and i see jackson majority check although can also bet thirty three percent pot forty five percent of the time it doesn't have the flush to is it. The jack jack does doesn't offer check. Raise the jackets too much short. I'm value here doesn't Here wants to preserve that value as long as possible. Yes i would say it is. It is both of those things one of the things that i want to emphasize here is i think the concept that comes up fairly often like just because the flop is good for your range or favorable for your range doesn't necessarily mean that you want to bed i it's even the case when the just because the flop is good for your hand doesn't necessarily mean that you want to bet there. I think it's more important to i. Don't know more important but also important to consider how much you're particular hand actually benefits from betting. When i say benefits from betting i haven't mind two things one is. How likely are you to win the pot if your bet gets called and two is how much are you benefiting from the times the your opponent folds in other words. How much does betting causing your opponent to fold. Increase the likelihood of you up. And i think jack's on king queen three two tone is a great example of hand. That doesn't really benefit from those things. So if you bet near opponent folds as as keith kind of indicates your opponent is not folding. And he had been jackson king or queen into a single In addition like some of the other hands would have pretty good equity against jax. Like jack. Ace ten jackson spade draws. Those ends are folding. so. I don't think you're gaining very much from your opponents. Bolt you're nine a little bit of equity. I mean you can make a five of diamonds. Fold at the end. That has three outs against you. You can make pocket sixes fall. Which has two outs against you. You gain a little some think from the faults and you also are not doing very well when you bet in cold called very likely to lose the pie because you can't really keep putting money and maybe everyone's while you make a straight or whatever for the most part. There's just too much chaos and kleenex in your opponents. Calling inch so not only. Are you losing the pot. Plus your back to the king or queen the calls you but you should also be losing to the as jack jack. Dan of whether those hands and get there. Because what's going to happen is you're going to bet the flop. Your opponent is either gonna raise or call if they raised. You're gonna fold if they don't raise then you know the turn is going to go check. And then they're going to bet the river that should be about in the river even if they have one of those draws and they miss and the youtube never be taking jackson showdown after. You bet you'll get called your opponent relation. I mean unless unless your hand is no good. You should never be going to showdown winning with jack's and you're not doing that well in the i it's not even like you have good equity when you bet and get caught. You're already very like to win the pot and even the few mc your ahead of will would leave out anyway so the real question is like why do you want to jack's i mean can you. Yeah i don't think you're to lose a lot of money betting djelic. It's probably a plus. Ev bet in the sense that you just you do have the best hand often. Your opponent is gonna fold fairly often. But i mean it's also a plus v check. That's the thing. And i wouldn't be surprised. I believe i have run this. I don't have this alvin. Throw me but like i did. Put these hands through our. I wrote the book so it was at least a mix. It probably wasn't mix fact for the reasons that keep says. This is a favorable for the button. You may be possible. That range bad ben any given hand but the real reason why a salver is going to be reluctant to check. Jack here is just that you don't really want to check good hands king queen if you have a flush draw if you have a good straight draw if you have a skiing queens pocket kings threes all. Your strong hands mostly wanted to do this. Betting them on the flop so the problem is then you end up having a fairly condensed checking range and it's easy. If you only check hands. Like jack's your opponent can theoretically attack that by making big bets with the paul reiser inch on the turner river. I think that your typical opponent is not going to do those things. There is some material in the book specifying a little bit of a read on on who the opponent is. And i just think like when you're playing like a two five live game you're not really going to face which which is the context for this the book. You're just gonna face that kind of aggression from your average opponent like they're gonna let you get away with checking year and there's not going to bluff you that much on on the turn like i think you can check back here and feel okay about either folding immediately to return back or calling turn bet and folding to a riverbed and you're not really a bluff that also of that scenario so i think that against an actual opponent and this is one of the key lessons the buck even when you're indifferent in equilibrium. Even salver says you can bet or check. This end recommends. Doing each certain frequency is the right. Play is just heavily dependent on your opponent strategy. and so what. I want what i want. You know keith. And you listening to understand. Is that the the thing that gives you some incentive tibet here is just the like. It's not a very high value. Bet it's also not supposed to be a very high value. Jack and the reason it's not a very high value check is that you're supposed to face a fair amount of aggression after checking back the The flop. i think that you're not going to face that level of aggression and consequently you have more incentive to check the flop then what a salver beliefs so that. That's my argument for. Why should just play this as a pure check. I don't think it's going to show up as a pure in in any solve that you were to run unless you've really had some some funky oranges in there for the players. But i think even if a salver shows mix. I think that you want to resolve that. Mix in favor of checking. Like i think you can get away against your average loose passive opponent by just having kind of face up. Condensed checking range and rely on them. Not really putting a lot of pressure on that wrench. Thank you for the question. Thank you keith. For agreeing to the interview and i hope everyone will enjoy listening to our interview with keith dunlap. Sound thank you keith. For for joining us for taking the time for us and for for for writing into the show for listening to the show for for being on the show. Appreciate all of this things. Yup you're welcome. I'm a huge fan of the show. First and foremost just love you guys and love your your approach. And the the podcast of both podcasts. Actually yeah and and really excited so excited to be doing this. But the thing i wanted to say before we got into the boring details is It's kind of a public service announcement and it's pretty straightforward. If there's anyone listening who is having recurring back problems that are kind of mysterious if you If you find like you're you're getting a herniated disc doing simple motions something like that. I encourage you strongly to get a blood test. That's what happened to me for two years. I kept having these back problems. And then i started losing weight in being exhausted all the time. That's when i went to my doctor and said i think there's something else going on and by that time it was very late and When i was diagnosed with a the blood cancer which i have If it had been diagnosed earlier i would have a higher quality of life. There's doesn't take away. it couldn't have stopped me from. It's not curable the cancer. I have so But it would have allowed the doctors to intervene in some of the side effects sooner which are really what plaguing now so get a blood test if you have that problem especially if you're in the service industry so that lets parts not obvious to me. Is that because just like standing and walking so much as a contributing now no no. It's a weird statistical Set of That they don't know why but Multiple myeloma which is the cancer. I have Has a higher incidents in the service industry than in any other profession. So they don't know why they don't they they know very little about the cancer about what causes it but Statistically statistically people in the service industry seem to for some reason get it more than other people maybe serve a hell of a thing to start off with. I guess but You know the. I'm sure you've found On your journey into poker. There's often that feeling of like. Oh if only i could go back in time and like avoided on the struggle or something and obviously you've had to grapple with that in a much larger way of feeling even if it wasn't something that you know as you say one nibble judah to cure the cancer prevent the cancer entirely but this this feeling of If only done something differently two years ago with my life could be our many years ago my life could be better now Do you find like having been through. That makes the poker stuff seymour. Trivial of like. Oh why did i. Click call there on on on the river. Do you see a connection between those things Yes the the. I think for me the most interesting aspect of that is that I don't have regrets. I don't i try to. I try very hard to maintain a really good a really good. I don't mean morally positive. But i mean useful practical attitude towards things and that includes Mike cancer. I don't i try not to Feel sorry for myself or or or Feel special in any way You know there are millions and millions of people in the world and in the united states broken people with lonely With the carrier huge burdens. Like if if if you're in a room with one hundred people you could put your hand on the shoulder of of of any one of them and if the in if they were willing to tell you the truth net moment Almost every one of them would have something that they they have to deal with which is hard and and so don't think that having cancer makes me any current or special in any way and so the attitude. I try and adopt a very practical one of showing up For my appointments taking the medicine prescribed And most importantly being positive not not in not in a magical thinking away. I do not believe that my feline In thinking positive is going to help me with my cancer in that way but what it does is. It makes the lives of everyone around easier. My doctors my family People i encounter on the street by not anointing myself is is either victim or as a warrior. Battling cancer of that you do that somehow gives me a special status by not doing any of those things. I am Making it easier for my family and and my doctors and the people. I interact with to to feel better and to be helpful no allowing them to be helpful. I'm not defensive not scared i'm not Making it into a bigger thing than it is nor diminishing it either. I want to be honest. I want to be practical. I wanna be. I wanna play the cards doubt. And that's what gets me back to. Poker is that i find poker. There's there's one hundred things. I love about poker but one of the important wants is the mental game the at that aspect of poker and and how how helpful it is how efficient to have a realistic attitude One that isn't filled with wishful thinking and one that isn't filled with negative thinking The the closer can get to A realistic appraisal of the situation. I'm in When the cards are dealt the without emotional reaction or ego maniacal reaction the closer. I am to making a good decision. And i think that's That's such a powerful simple. No seemingly simple Way of looking at the world but elusive at the same time and getting. I won't say you know the having multiple myeloma sucks right. There's there's a high degree of soccer tude and like monday was just a terrible day right but but having said all that i mean i want to be honest about that. It's not a you know. I'm not happy about that But there's nothing i can do about am. I need to live my life today as best as possible and and in a very narrow sense but in but in a really important sense being diagnosed with multiple myeloma and this is paradoxical. I love paradox. Is i think the biggest danger of this interview. Actually that we have three philosophy majors but nate actually was not an undergrad plus otherwise okay well a bad enough the but but in this early narrow but profound way getting cancer has been a great that it has really sorry that it hasn't hit me to genuinely enjoy to find joy in in everything in the worst parts in the best parts. I have been able i have been. I've always been interested in that idea. In a sort of of icaria sway maybe You know it's easy to get lazy in life. You know things seemed just happen But something like this happens. I think it's a great opportunity. I guess is what i'm saying. It was a great opportunity for me to like stop and say well almac going to deal with this in to how big a deal with everything. And and that's that's really could thing the circumstances suck but that's a good thing. I'm really grateful for that. I am not. I am not bitter. I have zero bitterness having across even. I'm just in a couple of minutes that we've talked. I think that's very apparent. Andrew and i have access to something that listeners do not have access to which is a a really striking and beautiful. Note that you wrote To to us so where he just sort of. Describe your current hobbies. I think you're letting listeners would be from some examples that you give their of things that you seem really uniquely herb. Able to appreciate and and i'm guessing are things that you would consider yourself better able to appreciate now. Well it's funny right and there is some truth to what i'm about to say. Some of that is just a lifelong. I i'm a lifelong insomniac. When i was in high school i only needed about four hours of sleep tonight and it and it and that leads you into strange corners of the universe i think but Yes but i was They had to get me into what's called it. An autumn august stem cell transplant very quickly because my cancer was was was reasonably well progressed. And so there wasn't. There wasn't any merit in delay so so in that oughta llagas stem cell. Transplant is a is a little bit of a misnomer because what it really is just this brutal chemotherapy that basically kills every cell in your bone marrow and so brings you really close to death. Actually and the and the only reason you don't die is because they have previously harvested your stem cells. And then when you get to that almost zero point then they give you your stem cells back. And then you're stem cells. Repopulate your bone marrow. Because you know your bone marrow mirrors where your blood is produced. We're blood cells are produced so The which is great and it went. Great i you know. Everyone was terrifying me with stories. About how awful. It was really for me. I was very very fortunate. Wasn't that bad. i. You know i even. They even let me out of the hospital a week earlier because doing so. Well it wasn't you know but but but and in this time a pandemic this is especially important but this was pre pandemic but continues. Is that my your immune system is also dependent on your bone marrow. Suppo i basically had no immune system for about six months i had to regenerate my immune system. I actually had to get all my childhood. Vaccinations again so. I had a period of six months to a year six months of absolute isolation and a year of sort of partial isolation Where i had to come up with stuff to do and it's it's super clear to me that nobody else is going to make my life interesting right. That's my responsibility and so I just went for it I was lucky. I had a list. Actually i made a list. Because i thought might ask something along those lines. I was lucky. I'm lucky that i'm a writer. And i've always have been And i was in the early on. I was working on an autobiography like memoir not to publish necessarily but just for my daughter i have a Had her seventeen year old toddler. Who's just awesome and For a lot about the reasons. I think good reasons. I've only sort of not It's i. I don't my dad. My dad was this way too. I don't talk a lot about the past. My past i just. I don't think it's that interesting first of all and then and then you got to wonder about your motivation when you do You know what are we talk about when we talk about our past. We're just you know me. I'm either kind of self advertising. Or i'm So just don't talk about my past lot so there's a lot she didn't know so i was just kind of setting stuff down And my wife is a writer also. She's actually a very very good novelist. Who published a five books and I'll give her a applaud to you. Her name is jenny siler and she also has written novels under the pseudonym. Alex car and They're great International thrillers really fun really but but also very smart. she's she's published all over the world translated all over the world They're great books. But anyway so i told my wife i was doing. I was writing another biography a memoir. She's like why are you doing that. I actually like you know. There's a billion of those in the world. She's very smart about writing. She said you should write a novel right. You have this time when that's so i was like okay. So the next day this idea this popped into my head for a book and and And i wrote it. It took me a frighteningly Short period of time to write a full length manuscript for this book. And i was able to get a good agent. It never sold. I think my my agent misunderstood the book somewhat. He tried to sell it as a a romana cloth. Kind of along the lines of primary colors which it wasn't at all because i'm not a washington insider it was really a thriller which was loosely based on our president or recently a recent past Reality it was called the president's lawyer and it was about a year i was. I was an attorney. There was about an attorney who had a midlife crisis in got sort of sucked into working for the current president who is a former new york city real estate tax All this other stuff involved and it was really good and i wrote really quickly and and revised it got into good shape and send it out but it never sold so i might publish it myself at some point. But but that's only like that was the that was sort of the snowflake that became the snowball that became the avalanche. I since i've been sick. I made a list of things i've written Do you guys know. Do you know the podcast of philosophize this. I've heard listen to it. It's great. It's it's this guy stephen west and he's an auto died act but he's he's a savant it's he's such an interesting story it actually. I had had a similar experience with him. I have this practice okay. of reaching out to An a an thanking people who are putting stuff out to the world A lot of it is is poetry al. Like if i read a poem i like. I'll track down the poet and send them a note. Sad love this poem. I'm a poet. You know this is why i try to be specific about. Why appreciate it. And i do that as a practice. I think it's a it's a really good practice and you know because how often do those people get a notebook like especially poets so even you hated it just telling them that you read it would be nice is as -solutely. I published a book of poetry in two sixteen and a collection. Actually i didn't publish it. The publisher published it and and I at around the same time. I'd happened to hear a podcast. Where a publisher of poetry was talking about. The unrealistic expectations of poets published their first book of poetry. And and he said you know a will come in and think like well. Maybe i'll sell one thousand two thousand copies of my book and and the the publisher has to pat him on the head and say if you published if you sell if you sell twenty five copies of this book that's a success. So yeah so. Any acknowledgment is but so. I reached out to stephen west. We corresponded and and so i ended up writing. An essay on free will An essay on democracy in an essay on a poetic aesthetic titled the nieces or objective correlation. I wrote an essay on zombies. I started a podcast. But i only did two episodes There's just a it was on poetry in that field is really flooded. The night after the second podcast. I wasn't sure that it was actually contributing anything important to that I've read an article. This is more germane a one of the okay so you are not the only people i reached out to the poker universe the actually it no actually reached out to me. That's right Alec torelli happened to see a post of mine and he just immediately immediately without hesitation. Offered me a free membership in conscious poker which is his brand and And i and i. I i said you know you look you. You really don't have to do that but he he was really. He was ju- lead insistent and and so so so i have a relationship with Alec torelli and through my interest in the mental game of poker in my interest in the mental game of life came up with this idea for an article. And so i wrote this. I have written the first draft of this. Thirty page. article called The mental game. How poker saved my life. And but it's not really about me it starts and ends with me. But it's it's more about alec torelli. And his his his brand interest in the connection between what's i don't know what the right word is. Because he's not he's not he's not a goofball he's not he's poker player. He's not someone who believes in fairytales. It's not like it's not not like the self help section of your local bookstore. He really has a practical sort of mental. A discipline attitude towards poker which he thinks it's really important which i agree at with and So it's about that about him in that and then there's also from a journalistic point of view. I wanted. I wanted to sort of interrogate as well. So there's some discussion of Authenticity in in in in in that insert of selling a kind of a a mental spiritual for lack of a better word approach. And so there. There's some of that But i m extensively he was. He was super cooperative. And so i have that Which is on the shelf. And i'm going to go back and revise that soon. Alex fitzgerald you know. I reached out to him and told him how much i appreciate this content and he and i now have a super super friendly email correspondence. That's just it's i. Try not to bother him too much. 'cause you guys the same you guys like. He's you're all running a business. And i have run a business and i know how hard that is and time consuming but nonetheless he's been really awesome and i think he's such an interesting person to like i'd love to really Find out his whole story. You get glimpses of it. That's fascinating him on the show couple of times and i don't think we ever got the full the full story and it's not even. I don't think it's even really a reluctance on his part. I think there's just a lot to it. Yeah yeah yeah. I think that's right. I think it's just amazing and But i get his get his daily newsletter of from poker head bush com also which are particularly like and then Alvin lau who seemed same as alec. It was actually through student of his. Who saw one of my posts and his student contacted me and said alvin a wanted to to gift. Me of one of his courses actually two of his courses and i found that amazing One of the nice Or the great things about my poker journey is that i feel like and one of my least favorite sayings is there are no coincidences. Actually believe there's only coincidences and remind that sort of turns those into something meaningful. But but i'm going to do that right now. I'm gonna turn quincy's coincidences and demeaning but Yeah my my poker journey feels like every stage right sort of like the right. Kind of level of instruction has appeared. I did. I bought it. The price was so good. I bought a from the ground up from run at once. Peter clark which was amazing. And i also did the wretched poker. I bought a pro membership and did the core and then on. That's how that's how i stumbled on andrews content really loved it But alvin loud a. He's i just like doing his course right now. And and it's just. I mean it's it's fabulous in the inner i. It's just it's like a it has a it's just clicked with me. He's he he he guess. He teaches like this high-efficiency gto simplifications Which is kinda based on like a high sensitivity hand categories in their distribution Through competing ranges. and it's just. I mean i don't know why but it just feels like like the she'll to me right now. I'm i'm really engaged with it. And i feel like it's improved my game which is not very good. I want to be clear about that. You know very new need all this that and that's one of the things i love about poker. It's not like poker is the It's the. I've never been so bad at anything. At life looking it's the greatest rabbit hole by encountered like i just. I just astounded at how much i have to learn how much there is to learn. And how complex is and i feel like it's inexhaustible interested in and and i'm always is have that as long as i care to always be dumbfounded in a given situation not knowing undoing and be able to study i'd love to study aspects of poetry Sorry of poker. I'm i'm i'm a student I have way too. Many degree is and i just love that that aspect of when i play play as part of my mission to learn. I'm very. I always have something i'm working on when i'm playing. Take kind of approach Yes so I went on a long tangent. When i was talking about stuff. But you know. Let me so i've written. I'm just going to count. i'm not gonna go through them all. I've written four manuscripts Won the autobahn average. Life expectancy in three fictional manuscripts including one. Which is a murder mystery. Set in ancient greece for the classicists in the room at and then to A published chap book of poetry In shopping another a collection of poetry. So yeah so that's and then they're in movies and Taking courses and like. I mentioned this in my note but i'm also I mean i've taken a bunch of those. I love learning stock. I've taken a bunch of those great courses But i'm also Studying a partly because of the poker I was really good at math but When i was in high school but a slide kind of i'd let it slide and so i'm rediscovering my joy for math. I'm taking on khan academy. I'm studying trigonometry and probabilities. I did a course in Game theory there's a great yale open course. They can access on youtube In game theory which is really interesting. I took a. I always wanted. I knew how to read french a little bit from graduate school. But i always wanted to speak french So i took a conversational french and and stuff like that. Just just like i said just like engaging and stuff i'm interested in not being afraid like what do i have to lose. I can. I can do the stuff. It's fun it's interesting keeps me from boredom which to me is the began. And yeah so you have put a lot of work into understanding your mind and life in a certain way a you have a very diverse in deep education. And now you're into poker with some fresh is what do poker players understand relatively well and badly compared to the thinking people and the rest of the world like what what what are we good at. What about prefaced. By i'm sure and i mean i mean i'm sure i'm not saying this a facetiously at all. I am sure that there's a bunch of stuff that good poker players know know how to implement and the way they analyze poker and therefore the world of which. I am not yet aware i. I'm really conscious of you. Know the fog of poker. I i know what i do i. I know there's things. I don't know i don't know but i don't want to dodge the question either and It so in my brief acquaintance with poker. What i what i suspect. Is that really good poker players. Well there's an. I love this. I love this. Ask your podcast with the finish was. He was he was talking about the mental game. I guess he was here psychologist But where he was talking about how poker can trine one to be a have a better emotional equanimity. Yeah i think you see palo. Mackey was his name. yes that was old interview. That's a throwback. Yes yes. I i have gone through the archives. A little bit and Picked out once that. I thought looked interested and i thought that was fascinating. Besides that You want i think really good poker players to survive have to have a kind of emotional equanimity that your average An i speak of myself. your average up infant large-sized infant does not have a you know i tend to be a reactive and impulsive and all these other things that i think a poker player. can be trained not to be and i find myself being at least at the poker table. It's it's it's it's achievable i. I'm a much less impulsive and driven by Defensiveness in and be activity. Than i was when i first started playing all a you know whatever. It was seven months ago but So that's one thing and then the other thing is this idea of randomness which is a such an interesting idea that You know there's things you can control things you can't control and i think the two are related letting go of results is for least intimately connected to an understanding of that. There are things. I can control things. I can't control. I can i can study and a and learn and make really really good decisions and just loops. Just lose I just came. I hopefully knock on wood. I just came out of announcement where i think i was playing really good poker. Generally and it wasn't terrible. I was car dead. And i can prove that statistically my of epfr and just because i was never did in cards. And then when i got cards things didn't work out so much. I looked at february. I had a fourteen hands. Where i don't play a lot so you know. My sample size is small. Only played about thirty thousand total so far but i looked at february in their fourteen hands. Were lost more than sixty big blinds. So i looked at every one of them really carefully and only two of them. I would say i would change what i did. The other twelve twelve of the fourteen. We're just here. I got it in either with the knots or not obviously not the nuts but close to the not sort or or something that could easily become the nuts and had enough equity to make the call and lost. And i think that's that's important part of poker is that The understanding of randomness and distribution of randomness over a short period of time resulting in variance. And i think that That is something that most people don't think about that much. I imagine Which is why. I think a lot of people are easily led astray by anecdotal evidence for example So much of a deep thought in the united states at least is based on really flimsy anecdotal evidence or i should say political fund is based on a really The week arguments where someone is generalizing from particular when if one understood better randomness in variants novels other things. I think one could interrogate that argument. A little more closely was that to philosophical. No not at all i did. I didn't matter what i do as a as a poker coach like a lot of the people that i'm working with are more like recreational players than than professional players and so i even if they've been playing poker for a long time they haven't necessarily like put themselves through the intellectual rigor in this what you're talking about really themselves to grapple with the truth of variants and randomness and so a lot of what. I'm going to have to walk a fine line between like the hand holding versus the just sort of like bludgeoning them with the reality of it because there's always that sort of like why me mentality when they're on a bad run or something and just like why not you know who doesn't care it will do whatever end mike. Probably what you're experiencing is not even actually that bad. It's just. I been my experience as well as like even after doing this for fifteen years. I think i am probably about certainly grown in the areas that you're talking about but like i'm still still surprised myself with how much i'm not good at it. I still get frustrated over. The course of even mike day let alone like a week or a month of not even probably like especially abnormal. Run bad but you do. You still have stocks of like. Oh maybe you're just terrible a poker and likewise when when things are going well you start to think like the best player ever i. I heard someone say somewhere that the difference between the the one thing that most professional poker players have in common. And and i know a little bit about your story so this isn't always strictly true but the one thing at a lot of professional poker players haven't communist. They ran good in the beginning right surf like. Oh hey i did it. This is definitely true of me. I cashed very first time. I played the world series fokker main event which at that time the buy into that representative probably like twenty five percent of my net worth or something. So i definitely shouldn't have had one hundred percent of myself and then like cashing was a huge shot in the arm for my for my bankroll and obviously it wasn't totally coincidence. That i kashmir far from a foregone conclusion either right at oh you just reminded me of something else really important but before you say that i i just want to say that that fact does not diminish all the other things that are professional poker player has which i don't have a political skills and the and the math skills in the you know all all the other skills but but but i think it's funny that that there is some truth to The thing you just reminded me of that. I think is also really important and it gets to your question also is a how important bankroll management. I think You know I made a when i got interested in poker I was very conscious of the fact that you know. I may not be here. Two years right and mostly through being both my wife. And i being very cheap. We're cheap people can't out. We don't spend money on stuff that other people spend money on. We have a certain amount of save it. And i very conscious of the fact that that's not my money by. That's my daughter's money. That's my wife's money that that all the money saved needs to be preserved. And so as i embarked poker journey i really was very and i talked to my wife about this and i have stuck to this. Oh discipline that's another thing. That's another talbot how that it is but How so. I the only money i mean. I had a bank bankroll and i had a sufficient bankroll set aside in my mind and actually deposited half of it But the the only i i. I'm still playing on the same. My first five dollar volume but like i bought in on august fifteenth for five dollars at an online poker site in a two cents. Five cents five game and i have never had to. I've never gone below zero. That's a great old school type story. That's the story. You read out of poker forum in two thousand eight. So that's that's great. Do you think that a cash game spill more like a tournament you than they do to other people Because as you've just discussed your horizon for plant cash games might be shorter than other people's perceived free. Not really. Because i'm not i'm not in it for the money like i really don't care you know like i'm not trying to make money. I have no illusions about turning poker into a money making venture for which is kind of what i'm getting at. Is that the you know if as long as i can keep paying at the level of planning enjoying it now. I'm thinking of leveling up. Because i have a getting to the point where my bankroll is quote unquote bankroll. Even though it's just the initial five dollar investment is sufficient to justify leveling up. And an i if i level up it will only be because to the challenge like the. I'm playing now. I sometimes feel like. I'm hiding out a little bit like it's it's pretty pretty easy. You know I was joking with alec torelli about this recently. Not just by just understanding a little bit of why. How appre flop ranges are constructed in having little disciplined and sticking to them and you know understanding the gap theory. And so that if i'm in middle position and there's two limbers ahead of me and i have kind of met and their a they're both short stat act. Like if i have a secular hand i might just toss it. Because i'm thinking about that stuff right just by. I'm a winning player at my stakes. Just that level of discipline fought pretty much guarantees. That unless i do a bunch of stupid stuff post wa. I'm not a. I am kind of have a have a leg up and enough to like To at least keep my head above But the bankroll management is is. I think is something that i wasn't aware of before starts poker and i think that is so such a interesting concept for for not just poker but for life and the Don't spend money you can't lose And i think that's that's think that's an that's like another public service announcement. I just i think like. I think that almost every poker discussion should begin with that. I just worry that a no. There's people out there who are are play tournaments for that reason. Because i just seems to me that it is kind of the variance is so much higher at tournaments and i think the bankroll has to be so much bigger to play tournaments on that. I don't even want to wade into those water earth's given my situation and i think the The not caring whether you make money is really an important aspect of making money. I i think that one of the biggest ways that people get themselves into trouble. I think actually been than in tournaments than it is in cash games if people start to get the idea of trying to win the tournament rather than trying to make good decisions but i think this is true in in cash games as well like. I'm sure you're aware to the extent it's hard to avoid it entirely but to the extent that you're thinking about whether you're down you're already making a mistake. You know like just just even be aware of those things. I can only in a bad direction if you have as even a secondary goal. Try to have a winning session. Try to win a pot. I always worry when people tell me that they're competitive. Because although i do think like most of the best poker players are competitive and that's why they've gotten as good as they have. I think that you have to frame your competitiveness in terms of wanting to make good decisions or play the game. Well because if you're gonna perceive not winning the pot as losing as making you a loser then you're going to try too hard to win the pot rather than to make good decisions. I couldn't agree more. I'm am i'm gonna relate it to expect of life for my life which is righted It's it's i. I consider myself an extremely successful writer. And no one's ever heard of me like but i but i enjoy it like i really enjoy it at. I like you know i think about it and i try to do it really well. It and i don't have any illusions about getting published in making millions of dollars. Because you know if you wanna make money. Don't become a writer especially poet. It's just like it's not you got. I think i think that's true. And then and then. Also i i totally agree with with the I don't know what to call it. It's almost like a a spiritual jujitsu of not caring that my life. I have noticed that. The a the more i am able to let go of the results the more results. I get period. It's just been the case in my life that but but you can't obviously you can't like trick the universe there's no there is no magic but it just it just seems for me. It seems to free me up and let me concentrate on what is important to concentrate on. No matter what. I'm doing. If the less i care about the results and so by you know in poker i play better and i'm not afraid. I'm not afraid to lose my stack if i'm making the right decision and i think that's really. That's that's extremely helpful. It comes back to what you were saying earlier about. You know focused on the things that are within your control. I agree that you're not tricking the universe. But i think you are tricking your on brainer just executing using your brain while or applying it to the tasks to which it can be usefully applied but i think that is the like the to the extent that you're trying to win rather than trying to make good decisions whether that be in poker or anything else. It's like the winning needs to follow forget decision making. it's not something that you can force tap and independently. Yes absolutely i. What i i guess. What i'm saying. Is that the more genuine my letting go of results because it's easy to sort of say to yourself. I'm letting go results at least for me and still kind of be queen into results. I think that's that's that describes out of Of my life the more genuine letting go with the more freedom. I have to then concentrate on the stuff i can control but our saying is that it is that for me. It has to be kind of genuine. I can't pretend that. I'm letting go results when i'm secretly onto russell and that's hard. That's really hard to do. And i think all of this is aspiration and i do try to put that as a asterisk whenever i'm talking about these things as it. It's a lot easier to say academically like this is how you should be thinking. When you're playing poker should be but it's like it's easy to describe what tilt business looks like and it's a lot harder to actually do it but i do think that the describing I think tom calls this optimistic ideals or something idealistic extremes. He calls it so. I think having a picture in your head of what would a truly tillis optimal poker player brain mindset. Whatever look like you're not necessarily going to get there but having that picture in your head helps you to move closer. I guess that's the the the shadows on the cave law. Yes yeah and and that's why it again. This sounds weird. But that's part of the awesome that having terminal cancer that kind of january look date said. It's not gonna worry about. This must thinking way back when What a Unique person you are in the sense of how many people when given asks years to live with. Thank like what i really wanna trigonometry. Well you know some of that is a because my immune system is compromised. And i haven't i didn't. I don't think i've mentioned this. That one of the side effects of of the the delay in diagnosis is that i have a seven a compression fractures in spine. The cancer weakens your spinal. Your yours yours by your and so they fracture really easily. And and as a result of that I have what's known as a kaif. Which is the curvature of the spine. I'm not hunchbacked. I been slightly to one side but but it's painful extremely painful and it limits physical activity and there are things i do and and Actually just i bid we've been that's been our project for most of the Three and a half years. That i've lived with my diagnosis and in this is important. You and i've said this in its bridge. Do i am so lucky I have done so well. I if it weren't for covid we were gonna have a party. 'cause might august because i have defeated expectation. I am you know the prognosis For at the His diagnosis is diagnosed as generally three to five years. So i made it past the low end of that prognosis. So some very very very fortunate in that but the physical disability has has Inspired me i'll say that's that's the best word has inspired me to to Find other ways of of keeping myself occupied and and yes yes come on. Let's be honest on a super nerd. Like i'd like by daughter by by porcelain seventeen year. Old daughter's like you know. I know ancient greek and latin. Come up. it's like a. Yeah like i'm i. It's not. It's not hard for me to interested in arcane a useless information i love that stuff and i love i just love i love this world. I love this world of stuff and and the opportunity and curious. I'm curious i love to and you know. And i love sharing it I have Echinacea about the poker community. Let that surprise me. Much how much generosity continous and patients. I have encountered in poker community because through alec. I'm i'm on the The conscious poker community Seru alvin lau. I'm in the overnight monster community. When i was doing From the ground up the wants community. When i was doing core looking at some of the other videos i was in the Wretched poker community and it's just astounding to me. How kind people are and how willing to be helpful in the poker community That's that's a that. I'm deeply grateful for that. You know as. I'm grateful you guys for engaging with me and and being willing to the jimmy go on and on about stuff kind of sounds like from from what you described. There may be playing live. Poker is just not going to be in the cards for you at all. Have you thought about that. Is that important to you. it is and i have. I had a conversation with my wife the other day because my wife is she thinks i'm really good at poker. Because she loves it is actually. I've explained to her time type again. Why that's not true but you know but she you know she was like. Do you wanna you to actually play for money. Because the way. I look at it now i'm not playing for fun and i was like now. Now i don't think so i think I think i'm happy studying and testing out things at my like i said i. I think i will level at some point just to be a little more challenged But but i want to try proclaiming back by cruel. Before i do a and but i do. I would like to play one time at a live poker table. I'm a. I'm nervous out because i don't know any of the mechanics or any of that stops short. It'd be really awkward. But i just it. Yes the and we're going to do it. I'm gonna live long enough. And the pandemic is gonna eventually evaporate and Now have that opportunity. And i and i look forward to that. I look forward to sitting down at a table with the old man coffee interested and just play play. You know play through my whatever two hundred dollar buying and and we can disabuse you of your nation that the poker community is kind and patient. Sure well you know there's money involved. I was so. I think i told you. Guys this have so interested in that. Your podcast with nate. Silver and Also who is the. Oh gosh the guy. I can't remember his name. Slants outta yeah when other clancy interview It's yeah i mean you'd have to be really really really naive to think there's not when they're stat much money involved that there's not people trying to figure out a way to game the system but it just has to that's life and and i understand how I think it's in the long term best interests of casinos to minimize and prevent that but But at the same time. I think As a rational human being one has to be aware of that and and And and then. Now it's this whole other discussion. Which i think would be really interesting for someone to actually do. An investigation and article about the the connections between Not to be a huge downer but between poker and Organized crime because i. I'm pretty sure that one of the original charges against full tilt poker back in black. Friday was money laundering charge. If i'm not mistaken which is which is interested. that's an it makes perfect sense There's there's a long history of of stories like that in in the biggest game in town. There's a description of a huge step game. Possibly one where they had to put chips on the floor because there was so much money on the table and somebody says like that wasn't no poker game that was a laundromat. And there's it would be very hard to get the for for a lot of reasons a lot of people involved. Don't have any incentive to talk about it or but i'd love to know certainly loved to. Now yeah yeah. Yeah i think it's an aspect of i'm from new york. I lived in new york twenty two years. And so it's it's very much part of my world view that level of corruption in the entitlement of money and organized crime it was. It's it was but the the manuscript the presence lawyer the quote unquote fictional character of the president. Who the fictional character. And i'll say that again fictional character the Part of the backstory was how much of his real estate empire. His wealth was generated through Russian mafia laundering money through buying condominiums that he built and and You know. Saddam was that was part of the fulcrum of the story was the main character. Sort of uncovering that. And then uncovering another mystery connected in. That's that's always been a part of your upbringing. I i remember in third grade being assigned to write a short story. And i wrote one about somebody torturing his car for the insurance money or something like that. I don't know where i mean. We had family. That did stuff during prohibition. But i don't i don't know like quite where that's into my consciousness with you forever. Yeah i By my dad was a a physician radiologist in the heat did a lot of. He testified a lot on the The capability the physical capability certain mobsters to stand trial and so there was more than one occasion. When i had the fbi show but my primary school and walk me home. I'm going to have to go in a minute. That as i at least take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to do this. And share your You know just. I guess worldview and things you've learned in your your story and everything with us and There's anything that you wanted to To close on her. If you guys are inclined to keep going yeah. I have a two thirty But i wanna ball. I apologize again for being late really inexcusable. And thank you for your patience and Now thanks for sharing your story and also when you made me cry you also Or caused me to cry. You also kept on talking long enough for me to hide that fact until now and so you know thanks. That was that was really nausea. No problem glad planned to be a service. Yeah it's just it's just again. No i just want to reiterate that there's nothing special rate about my situation. That's the interesting thing is that we're all in the same -sition we all have something hard in our lives that we deal with. If in the more. I think the more we appreciate the i did. The death penalty work in virginia mall school and a lot of it is. What's known as mitigation. Had you go onto the stories of these people who end up on trial for having killed someone else in and it's like the the actual horror of certain people's lives it's unimaginable and the more we can imagine that i think the more we can be the more conservative. Remind myself that the person on talking to you might be having a bad day. And that's not their fault a the more generous. I can be In not in not being defensive reactive a i think the better The better world and we have that opportunity. I i have that opportunity all the time. I is to Try and be conscious of that. Yeah so live. Poker has prompted me online. You can kind of ignore your opponents paying a lot of time. Because it's not on display for you and when you're playing live poker you see both i mean the the pain that sort of short-term variants results just the way that poker needles at you but you also see that it's connected to deeper pain in their lives also various insecurities that people have for what they do lashed out at whether it be because if it is like slowing down the game or perception of that or You know that'd be to them catching lucky card bluffing. Whatever it is and you realize even if you were the proximate cause for their their their outburst or whatever it's rarely ultimately about you that's right it's a really good friend and adviser always says even when it's about you it's not about right and add and the last thing i'll say along those lines i know i just want to give phil a big hug. It's hard to wrap my arms around and say took really good good. Your your parents are proud of you. Exactly exactly whatever it is you never. You never never became an english professor put. Your parents are from a yeah exactly so. That's why i love you guys. Thank you so much thank you. It was a privileged. I i told you. I would just talk talk. It's not that was for the best. Thank you so much all right. Thank you guys picked up via sprite. Say a nice these kind of pill or third version of a na passage bell. You won't you will you will you you while while contracts ally expanse to nine.
Marreese Speights on Winning NBA and NCAA Titles, His Experience With the Warriors, Joining the BIG3 and More (Ep. 198)
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Just stand saving getting around family and friends for sure before we get into your NBA career journey. I have to ask you a question about our Tampa Bay buccaneers. You and I are both from Tampa Bay area and grew up huge fans of the bucks just a few months ago. We were talking about James Winstons Future with the bucks and I know I was worried. They were going to give him a big long term deal. Thankfully I was wrong and the bucks instead went out and got Tom freaking Brady. How excited are you about Brady to the books for everybody around the area and it's kind of like surreal kind of like a dream like the get the best quarterback who ever play the game from your town there's GonNa be crazy amazing on but a piggyback off of that now James a lot of great things for us and I see where you land or even a guy like Jamie even take a a a a back role from someone got Eitan. You can learn a lot from them. But it's probably going to be hard for him. 'cause you can starting quarterback Guy League but since that now take a back seat We learned from the loan for the best is over. I was thinking the same thing I was thinking. You know. Jamie says young enough and Brady's old enough to where out of love to see him sign on a deal like that and take over. Whenever Brady's done but I get he wants to start. And hopefully you can like pull a Ryan Tannehill and go to a team. That maybe doesn't have a great starter. And I mean I know. He's been working atop this off season. He got lay sick. Hopefully you can take that next step. It would just last year you know I was saying thankfully I was wrong. Just because last year was tough watching all the turnovers. But he's so young and developing and stuff still so I do think he can go somewhere else and you know have a breakout type season and maybe get a big payday the following summer. But you pay with the with the turnovers and all that kind of stuff. You gotta understand a lot of them. Not all of them was on on him officer for sure van like guys just all of them kissing boys. I don't receive but as a quarterback say. Yeah there's going to be on the quarterback and that's the thing about it but it is true to our. They didn't have great defenses. Either so they'd be out of games and he'd be trying to play catch up in throwing crazy passes and he wasn't in the best position at times either so definitely wasn't all James's fall you're right especially when when he's on he's on five hundred from on their guys. Don't really Duda people? I know people always talk bad about him. 'cause interceptions but let's talk about what he's doing good too. It's not always just in sessions. I'd say probably fifteen between fifteen twenty in the stuff was probably on him. The whole thing that so god did a great job man. You got a long career ahead of hope you get it right to place in house or even stay back up for a couple here for sure. Yeah his highs are very high and low. You know you know he gets crazy. It's interesting to watch Definitely entertaining. Let's talk basketball now. As I mentioned you grew up in Florida Wendy. Do you have your big growth spurt. And when did you start taking basketball seriously? I I really had was born from eighth grade to ninth grade. I think it was five. Nine maybe eight hundred jumps like for my first then that summer so I got a crazy Grossberg then Dan. I hear every playing basketball because my sophomore year in high school I played. Jv and I moved up to any union frasier playing varsity junior started late about play baseball and Basketball Baseball football with my sport. I Love Baseball then basketball. I just got to try out. I loved it and closed up I give high up my game him and then you went on to play two years in Florida. Gators your first year you ask. The team won the National Championship. You play alongside joke. Him Noah. Al Horford Corey Brewer. You guys are coached by Billy Donovan. That was the gator second title in a row. What was it like to be far such a dominant team? Oh man come into that. You've seen those guys Sam Kainaka like Oh man who stage. Yeah part of it for those guys about Stars Man Bill. Parsoes guys were shouting propre sale and especially the guy's playing my position. Seattle written pay each game. Mcbroom tough Games and so much. We'll have opposed by taking over leading us to another time. It was amazing. You're part of the general will. The gators also won the College Football National Championship. Thousand six two thousand eight. That was tim. Tebow is there had to be such a fun. Time to be gator and beyond campus. What was that like? Robot of saying Gainesville titletown football guards and got and everything around the whole buzz around the whole really state of Florida in the right partner before but Love Man in football team a lot of friends over there. One of my close friends live Murphy. Thinks he also played. There was fine man. You see him get one in media get on a dream. Come true for sure that front core is just ridiculous. Talking about Noah. Horford yourself how much did you learn from Joe? And how during your time together at? Uf THEY ARE I. I learned a lot from Joe especially you could gain about Kris brick. Oh yeah you know what I mean? He'll go he'll teams older guy. Who wrote good in the back? So this guy. Preparation Asleep focus everything. Just fam- or just heartbreaking. Whatever this guy's this guy's always communicating always wanna course carrying stuff like men and professions where they ended up being so learn. Low Man. Christie's you've taught me a lot taught me to roll How to play the game and how to handle certain situations and all. I learned a lot of all those guys man. Those guys are great guys. Dick Produce me competing every day. So that's what it was all about going to compete at a high level then you enter the NBA in two thousand and eight. You had played really well as a sophomore at UF. And you were selected sixteenth overall by the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers walk me through. What your draft night. Experience was like man. The whole thing was a whole movie to me man. I never compromise Never know from position. Even go to college ain't no doubt about college growing up or I'm not that kind of stuff so for me to be. In addition I look you able to be playing college. Basketball thing get paid to play basketball Nba 'cause it's like a not really a dream come true 'cause I never dreamed it because I didn't know nothing about it. You know what I mean. So just the whole draft process. Man's going to these different recalls flying around the world going meeting different people with just a mind like an eye opener like wow really doing this now really might how else we played basketball for money. When the just the whole drought that I remember I was going to the car. I mean I was going to pick up a car that was a get and then seventy sixers called me right. If you've got this certain pick we're GONNA guess you. I mean but you hear that you hear that but not really like all right. Yeah this is talking to you talking. So ain't going to say I. I was at my mom and my grandma's house over on people over there Washington's Rouse. And they call me right before the pig. So I went into a room right. I went to a room and they call them the name. She's really I ain't really hit. I ain't GonNa hit. It lasts for like the space thereby most it was crazy it was. I think the news is being all that it was crazy. That's a blessing. Did a nice morning physical in the morning. I was on a flight to Philly. Wow Man that yeah. That's oral end And then I know actually in two thousand nine ten Alan. Iverson returned to the sixers for his last game for the last twenty five games of his career. I know Those fans loved him. Obviously what was it like to kind of witnesses returned to Philly and the final stretch of his career. Just like the guy like that who is so much in his career got the whole World Star Wayne Brazen Tattoos is a guy. Who's a walking like a star? You Walk The star so to be able to have them on your team that you watch the kids play. It was definitely humbling experience to see that. He's Mr Philly. They love him up. There is him meek meals like those guys get so much up there and everywhere you go. The first time I witnessed everywhere like everyone went on play on the royal. The other team was here for him. And it's gone lineup. Everybody stand up to him like I never have seen that before So I was amazed about that and just him. He's he's a good person as a great team mate He knows a lot about the game he he enjoy like also so they'll they'll they'll just a dream contributor plan on. Corvette Irish and then I tell my kids my days that I did that. I mean so. It was amazing. The philly fans definitely. Yeah I had Larry Hughes and Theo ratliff on the podcast recently and everyone raised about the guy on the court off court. They talk about how he's obviously a tremendous competitor but amazing human being too. So I've heard nothing but great things about him so I had to ask I WANNA ask this. You know you sign with the Golden State Warriors in two thousand thirteen fourteen. That's the same year. Andre Gonzala came over That was right before the warriors became a Juggernaut When you sign with Golden State. What attracted you to the team. And did you have an idea of how good this team could become instantly? Honest I remember thinking why Golden State a little bit before we go to stay was known about US. Go out there and beat him every game. You Ain't really no fun really going out there. Yeah I mean I. I wasn't really no fan of the bay area like that. 'cause all come from was here and I know like I don't know if I ever be able to go out there and play it and I end up playing for them it just. I knew they always have that. The guys who build up and down always going kind of team I knew about him. And just not never thought it'd be a situation that seventy games when it came to be changed the lead changed the way of basketball. Everybody started liking the Golden State Warriors. Like I'm not in general a lot of people don't really know enough about the before you know before it started with clay. I mean stuff using crazy versus Denver boys'll creighton versus Dan Marino in the Spurs. That's when I started. Yeah and that's why I came over to That was a crazy time. I mean like you said people weren't talking about them as a champion contender but championship contender. People definitely were talking about them. As potential dynasty. I mean it went from zero to one hundred really really fast fast. With that whole bay area hoping area those fans Calico San the best fan. You could be around man. He is so loved anywhere. You go a lot of the business. The restaurants the mall. Whatever it is like a college town they go to great. You can look awfully and loans you do the right thing. You know what I mean literary way man you they see. That's why a lot of people thought to be living out of never anything honest. I was always impressed with the warriors fans to even when the team was struggling during the obviously they had the we believe year. But even before that when the team wasn't winning and like you're saying players will look at it as an easy win. Those fans are still super loyal and filling up the arena and everything so they get you know people talk about warriors fans now and they're like Oh they're bandwagon fans but they're really not. They were so loyal for many years. So I've always had a lot of respect for that fan base and I I'd ask you know I love the nickname. Mo- buckets who gave that nickname because that was around this time. I think that that nickname started kind of getting out there and blowing up. Who gave you? The nickname man was closed. Frazier Moti May Brandon Rush Man. They they don't WanNa make breast Kinda like started. The rest is like Dan. One Game I got in. I poured over something like three four five minutes a game. He wants to stay at that. Everybody caught on there at the as just went crazy. He's got it is still is a lot of people when they see me. They called me and they don't really know my name sometimes especially the younger guys. W what's on my bucket bucket. I love it to other definitely a name that out there. So you kind of talked about this. A bit but The following year Steve. Kerr comes in his head head coach. Dre mongering and takes on a much bigger role in place of David Lee. There was more SPA. Small Ball being played. You're leading scorer off the bench and average double figures and then that team won sixty seven games won the championship nominee. People can say that they won a championship at both the NC Double A. and NBA level. What does that mean to you and do you think winning a title changed anything in your life or changed the way you're perceived. Oh my God yeah my life and I it said. Look out for you. Help come through with their good. My teammates because it seven disarming for those dishes so What about those guys won't find him? You'd be able to off around knowing you got both hostile. I mean I see how blessed man I never taken for granted sometimes i. I don't believe it sometime. So they say he was a cobbler for sure. I got I give respect to all my teammates. All mom my parents and my friends everybody who helped me grow? That was coach. Kerr's first time as a head coach which is still crazy. But he obviously had great assistance around him and he's a smart guy he had been a GM and everything but he hadn't been a coach. So what were the? What were the biggest differences between mark? Jackson and Steve Kerr and the way. They ran team so to be honest. Not that much of a difference to it. There was both player closes. They both Make sure the players ran team but they both had a system coast coverage way more Aggressive with turn the ball over like he got the ball he he just wanted all the guys keep moving on and when it wasn't that that much a difference but it wasn't difference and then in two thousand fourteen and two hundred fifteen two thousand sixteen steph. Curry was must watch. Tv playing out of his mind. What was it like watching his development from star player to best player in the League unanimous? Mvp I mean like you said when he got there he was playing pretty well and starting to get a lot of hype in definitely playing well but to get to the level he got to. What was it like watching that development and that ascent exist a good guy man senior director? He's not going to happen overnight. Garver really hot. When you see that every day you know all this stuff. What comes with it because of the rookie. Ben Sira actually wrote the Guy Really hard. You know what I mean. So that's how we spent a bottom all this stuff. Wha- what we got. What comes home where you came came so you deserve. Because he's got all worked really hard for sure. Yeah I mean. His life is like a fairy tale. It's insane I mean from Davidson to be in his size accomplishing what you did. It's incredible so in two thousand fifteen sixty and you guys obviously go seventy three and nine. You guys are playing out of your mind. How much fun was it to be on a team? Where every single night you expect to win convincingly and you know you go seventy three and nine. What was that like piracy do like a movie down saying wasn't really no basket weathering real basketball ice standpoint but anyway so I felt like every that's when we went to twenty one I wrote. Yeah it was like a cell is like and we'll and we'll just winning games 'cause Wayne we're not a Finnish wasn't really playing. Go back figuring things out when we have to win. But they'll just assume the whole thing the whole year is just like a blur when attempted comeback back and better than yours. It was crazy you mentioned but those warriors teams changed the landscape of the NBA forever. You know every want to copy the warriors model and more than ever you saw kids. Weiner's shoot threes. They WANNA be Steph Curry. Do you ever think about you know how much of impact that team had on the game of basketball and appreciate your role in making history. I feel like NBA players. Don't sit back and think about their role in it and until maybe later on but do you ever think back to just that teams impact and you're rolling everything that happened you. Kinda like life with me. I don't really think about it right now. Because Kinda like I definitely think about it because a lot of fans and stuff like that will never be the same guy's GonNa be so that's when I started thinking about it but yeah it's crazy that those those were teams definitely change the way a basketball gosh shooting threes and all that but one thing they don't understand about from all about I always been a dead guy his whole career high school colleagues. He was always a big guy so we started Fast Mall Ball. It wasn't really small. Ball agree marks. The big big what? I'm saying yeah well. He not a gardener. Bigger guys you know God God so we had to have a guy like him because he was a big is all career whole life. He says unique player. I mean there's not many guys that can be the defender that he is but then also be able to average seventy eight assists per game and be able to handle the ball he can. He's just you know every team would love to have player like him but it just hard to find guys like that. So he's he's definitely a unique type of player. I mean we talked about watching Steph Curry. The Senate what was it like seeing draymond go from being a reserve. That wasn't playing a whole lot to all of a sudden in being kind of the x factor in all this. You're the guy just like samba. Other guys now all those guys were very another one. You always you always want you better and everything you know who knows satisfied. That only it's always better mostly in basketball. So you see those guys guys working with so mass lesson at the those guys cheese development guys in better manner. Hopefully those guys quickening and yeah. That's he's going to be scary next year once. They're all healthy again. And you've got Andrew Wiggins and there and everything that's GonNa be a Lotta Fun. I have to ask you about the two thousand sixteen. Nba Finals. You guys lose the series. Unfortunately after being up three one that those were unfortunately your last few games as a warrior. How tough was that? And how long did it take you to get over that? So I'm GonNa tell you this story so the goal the Oakland serious before that okay. Everybody that was that was like a championship itself. I mean Plato. Pc wheels down we want and then we may do that series. We I my standpoint. I think that here on a I'm no. I'm not the only one. There's a lot of people don't get to that. Let's be able to get to get investors and makes it clear is like you say in the end how we wanted to end a lot of things happening next year. That didn't happen but to me. Is there really any really hurt me that much? Because I mean he's like in crewman we like after the allies. Dan Lewis saying that early in the year when a game it came back and hunt us. You see what I'm saying. It came at a hundred dollars. Games wasn't really good basketball. And they play a plea team. Laurie played for so many games a year before. Also they gonna get onto that and then they figured out so he really didn't even want me that bad. You know what I mean because I knew like every idea We're not GONNA do my job I had to do. I did the best I could. And so I think Li like I left on the court. I wish I coulda helped your team more. So that makes sense. That's a good way to look at it. I mean you don't want haunting you and struggling with that so I mean I think a lot of times the media or fans will think. Oh you know that has to be so depressing whatever but as players. I know you guys are kind of taught to never get too high. Never get too low on easier. Yeah that makes sense so that summer you went and signed with the Los Angeles Clippers as part of you wish you could have stayed with. The warriors re-signed you know they obviously bringing Kevin Durant. We know what happens? You know this par- you wish you could stay with the warriors longer. I thought I I know because I know everybody that loves me like you and I look to the whole the whole open area that the staff and all that kind of stuff the reason I did it and I think the reason. I didn't go back. Because they saw kitty then they found maybe less when they saw forgot aren't they saw not very back on all of these guys that before even reaching me out preaching to reach out to me You know what I'm saying so like wasting that. I just I just three years. I have this program. I I A lot for this team and in my role I had we go. Hi All these other guys before young to me. Yeah I just do it. I just knew it was something bigger than what it was. And that summer I had a lot of different teams get Winston. I suppose the clippers. I could've went to Miami in your mind. Turn it around them in the second half of season they. WanNa crazy run but I told the man dot really great personality gain. Anything never knows the firs- yeah I would say every game of the year so the blessing and the I just I I wanted to go back to the warriors but they those guiding respect to me forty to all these other big guys want to be in a situation. Bagai scrolls minutes. I I just came off. You know what I mean a good year. Yeah that makes sense and again. We said you know when you win a championship that helps your value on league too. So you know you want to go away your options and see what else is out there. Especially if you're not hearing from your original team so you don't WanNa miss out and then all of a sudden you know not be able to go get a contract or get what you want somewhere else in the Marcus. So yeah that makes sense. I would just curious about what happened. There I have to ask you about this. You went and played in China after playing. You know you went to Orlando and then you went and played in China. You and I talked about it out at impact basketball this past summer but What was your experience like in China on and off the court I mean. Obviously you're able to experience different cultures and and be interesting. What was it like to be out in China? While Joe lugging the South Coast Hong Kong Costa it was like looking at the United States. It wasn't it was better than us because I even have station. So I've been taking the worst play on there but it's different ways concluding stay so it was. It was the best out because my wife comfortable so he wasn't bad situation that the only thing really bad turnover every day is going to be minimum six hours or so not NBA. Hoping it telling you. I mean Joe so bad cold and all this kinda stuff. That's the only thing I really like to travel boy up but the basketball wise over there. Those guys are supposed to be some basketball players over there so basketball sample is good is are just the famous among the fans in certain series. It was hard to get certain kind of food. Got MORE INSTINCT. Colleges backsitting tells you decide. Tlc McDonald law. That kind of stuff and nice big restaurant so it wasn't really that bad on me. Yeah it's good and you mentioned the travel. I know I talked with players that were playing in the Chinese Basketball Association this year. Whenever the crow virus thing was all kind of happening and They were talking about. How if one of if one of the players in the NBA had tested positive. Kind of like Rudy. Gobert did it would have been really bad because those guys are travelling everyday like you're saying and you're on commercial flights it would've spread so much worse than impacted a ton of people. So fortunately you know it seemed like they were all home whenever. The outbreak started happening because of Chinese New Year so it worked out timing wise and then they suspend the league very quickly But yeah I mean that have been really bad because yeah the travel is way different over there Yeah and I want to ask you about this your recently. You recently announced that you're joining the big three for this upcoming season. Big Big men who score well Really dominate in that league. There's a lot of big men that just do really well and that three on three environment. How excited are you a? What attracted you to the Big Three Mammal. Various thought it'd be a part of a great a great entertainment on the court man just just like basically last watching last year a couple of games and that's your anyway. I thought I'd be plenty of quake but so I've just been for me and where I'm at in my career. I like the best opportunity for me right now. 'cause I gotta lot of stuff going outside of the basketball business stuff and you're just being around family so they play basketball at a high level and all different kinds of television platforms. Visit is good. Guy's GonNa see that every league in Rail GonNa see that almo is in great shape. He's looking good and he's playing. You're GONNA be playing good so that's another family for me that if I WANNA make another run at NBA well rail. This is a platform to get me. I'm still young. Got A lot of basketball and and this is just right now from my family and friends and family. This is the best for me. Right now. Could've went over different places that she didn't play but I wanted to take time off the roof on my business stuff and all sorts of played basketball. And it's the best time for those guys created a great guys who WanNa play basketball business of more onto. Yeah No. That's that's very smart. I mean there was. We saw that last year where Joe Johnson was able to turn his opportunity to an NBA situation. We've seen that with other guys in the past Last time you and I saw each other you were at your free agent workout for NBA teams at impact basketball. Are you so you'd have interesting getting back into the NBA? If the situation is right and are you going to be doing more kind of like free agent workouts or and obviously the big? Three's way to showcase your game and everything but you do have interesting getting back in the NBA if possible Like you said it depends on the situation and depends on what I mean. More stuff with them. They're really really paying. Fight rely paying a lot of stress book much so if the right situation comes yeah definitely I definitely get another try. Well familiar with that kind of stuff is definitely because. I'm already going to be playing. God is my question to play. Just my grandma body in looking for moving right. Gosh I certainly have interesting. And that's the only thing right now I've been working for live four months just on my body came about in great shape that I mean. That's the only thing I've been working on if AL becomes Definitely for sure. You mentioned your businesses and wanted to stay involved with that. Which is why you didn't want to go overseas. You know we talked about your trucking business. You and I were talking about that. Tms trucking what are some of the business endeavors you have going on in in your trucking business. How come together well. I've got a lot of different things going on right now but mostly the most important things that second business colonel. I just learned over time even in China aspects of it and I decided to give it a try and I. It's been going good especially right now. A Lotta people need a lot of close using all that kind of stuff. So guys. Are there any stuff and plus for me plus when me be a part of it? 'cause PEOPLE LIKE. I say I need this kind of stuff. So the trucking business for me. It's been rick I hope the spanning the bigger and better things and I just I just feel like that's my passion lettering in basketball right now in. How'd you get into that? How did you learn about it and decide? That's what you wanted to That's kind of business. You WanNA start. I'm just curious like China. Read different stuff but I knew somebody who was in it Kinda help. This lady was in it But she was teaching a little bit then. We stopped talking about De Child Myself. I know a lot of our Still got a lot of stuff to learn me different stuff but I just want to try me. I feel like if I do something go all in. That's how I've always been so there's been assess right now but it's going to be better down row nice. Well congrats man. That's cool to hear. I'm glad you're having success there last thing. I want to ask you about this. You and I got to know each other mainly through your off season workouts with Joe Buna SAR impact basketball out in Las Vegas. When I had Al Harrington on the podcast he talked about training alongside Kawhi Leonard. Whenever was going through his pre-draft stuff and he was super impressed with choline and his work ethic. Are there younger? Guys who impressed you with their work ethic or their talent over the years when you've been trading impact you know part of the cool thing about impact you get to see all the pre-draft guys and the young guys before maybe all the mainstream the people the fans can see them over the years. Are there any stories of guys impressing you or seeing a guy during pre-draft realizing this guy is going to be really good for me? I wasn't really out there around that time but I did see why you work out with him a few times him and kid named Michael Thomas. His team is making a good career overseas But like just to sit down and work out and watch guys. It's Kinda like it wasn't really no guys. I did that. Wise but coin colossally. I watched him but nick. I'm Michael Thomas. I say it's not really easy. Recovery early I mean yeah and then older guys coming up later I remember Kawais easier when I went out to impact Alec burks. Was there too and I remember going into the pre-draft that year everyone was like Alabama is going to be the top pick. He was projected to go higher than Kawai and slept on so much and then eventually he started doing well and workouts and getting more love and stuff but of course. He falls to fifteen which was so shocking. When you saw a wide during his pre-draft I was really impressed with his shooting. Because everyone's saying oh he's a great defender. Great Athlete Monster Hands and everything but there are questions about shot. But at impact. He was shooting the ball really. Well what do you remember? Seeing from that period we inequality on a saints all year That's when he got directly right there you got there. Yeah yeah the League Delong Alley man know so I I remember I hear on. I think it was a great defender in big hands and calm and really try to overdo things. I got US wondering really good. Keep the ball all the time. Like Samson Danny kind of like whole ground becoming one of the best cleared relief. So that's awesome. How many words that say to you As your teammate throughout the entire lockout Liga's I've he's quiet to everyone you kinda gotta keep yourself know your working up calling. Somebody got but none like the battery park nine is I mean it was a small talk. You Ain't nothing too much for sure. Well I appreciate you and this man if things are crazy right now so thanks for making time for us here Thanks so much for for this man I appreciate it. I think without make sure you guys all go follow mow on twitter at Mo Speights sixteen and if you guys want to hear more of the HOOPS i-it podcast check us out and apple podcast. Spotify anywhere you've ever podcast are found and until next time. Thanks for listening.
12-Year NBA Veteran Corey Brewer on His Free Agency, Winning Two Titles as a Florida Gator, Teammate Superlatives and More (Ep. 212)
"Welcome to the hoops hype podcast. My Name Is Alex. Kennedy is episode Number Two hundred twelve. We both knew episodes every Monday and Thursday. So be sure to check back each week on apple podcasts. Spotify OR WHEREVER. You listen to podcasts joining me. Today's twelve year. Nba Veteran he's one to NC AA championships and an NBA championship. My guest is corey brewer. Cory thanks for joining me. How are you? I'm great thanks? We appreciate it. I know things a crazy right now. So thanks for taking time to do this. I'll start you know your childhood. I read that you would get up early as a kid work with your father on a farm and in tobacco fields harvesting crops driving a tractor you also help your dad with his. Waste Management Company. Do you think that helped shape? Your Work Ethic. Oh definitely for sure Getting up early to go to the field when it's really hot outside in Tennessee and the summer you know I think that makes you appreciate it. Thanks a lot more for sure. I mean back then. What were some of the things that you would do around the field and around the farm at your dad is that goes to biographies set to cut. It chop it out. I had top distributed. Had to put it in a barring I had to drive. The SCHACHTER had to plow the fields. I pretty much did everything. There was doing Toboggan now. My Dad also had a trash route so had to go pick up everybody else other people's trashed. That was not really fun but it was the job to do his job. And you know he's probably work. How old were you when you started doing all that on? Every so I can remember. I can remember being four years old and go into my dad. Like just always went to the Phil Ever since. I was a little kid so I I didn't know anything. Anything definitely wow. Yeah I mean definitely helped you You know build out work ethic up and putting in hard as of work. Let's talk about your time at the University of Florida. You were at U. F. For three years you guys won two national championships. You played alongside joke. Him Noah Al Horford Mo Speights in your to among others. Those gators teams are just so dominant. What was it like to be part of the squads? I was amazed at College amazing I'm just going to the University of Florida bad to play with the the guy that you know plan with Joe Team. No outward for Twain Greenlee Humphry Maurice Space Chris Richard while there is. We had a lot of go play in just a beat area. Naveh chance to to win wins but it's all about and we got to win two national championship. So there's no place better no other place to go than Florida. Yeah you guys two championships and then the football team won two national championships as well in two thousand six in two thousand eight thousand Tim. Tebow was there. I had Mo Speights on the podcast. Recently he talked about how much fun it was to be. A gator and beyond campus at that time. How much fun was that? It was amazing. It was it was so much fun. Like I guess Mo IMOs right. It was so much fun just being on campus just winning but watching. Winning basketball team was Lynn gymnastic team with good with good. Everybody was good so it was just. It was fun like everybody's winning everybody's happy like you know you're winning. The whole school was happy so it was great these days when she many players who are one and done in college you know one. Horford could have left school after the two thousand five. Oh six season and Ben First Round picks but you decided to stay and defend your title. What went into that decision for you in. How did staying in college for three years? Help you and help me. A lot of bank share just been able to be under close down in for extra year learning a game just to get better but it was tough to say you know. Nba's unbelievable you know it's wasn't lifetime chance so for us to get drafted. Everybody probably should've left but the friendship I think. Friendship and just been out of the they would each other for another year We went back and now you see you know players entering the NBA. Nineteen years old. You know the. I'm sure you've played with a lot of players that were in that boat and you know rookies. That were teenagers you know. How tough is that for these guys? That are super young. You know spend one year in college. Now we're seeing some of these guys go. The Julia Growl at the professional path where they spent a year in the G. League enter the NBA. Obviously there's tons of players in NBA history. That it's worked out for or that went from high school to the NBA. But is that for guys when they're that young. Do you feel a guys. You're playing college. Maybe more than they do. I think it just depends on everybody. Situation Feel like if they have a good support system with them. It's OK for young guys to go leaves the guys that don't have a good support system that once they get into lead. They're overwhelmed and and they understand. It's a different world and they'll know how to help theirselves or they don't have the right tools to help them be the best player that can be but I think kids you can go to college. I I would always go to college. Because there's a lot of great college coaches and you're able to mature and you're it will be out on your own for sure in the two thousand seven draft. Horford goes three you go. Seven Noah goes nine. That must have been so exciting. I mean what were your favorite memories from your draft night just being those guys. We're JOE CAM out of they both greenland with me agreeing room. It's like a once in a lifetime opportunity. You say you don't know what to expect all the people and you names to get caught you by the NBA. Just San hose guys going through the process the down. It was so much fun back in two thousand fourteen. You had fifty one points. Six deals in a win. Over the rockets you were nineteen of thirty from the field only three other players in NBA history of had fifty point six steel games. It was Michael Jordan. Alan Iverson Rick. Perry walk me through that night for you and how you were feeling pretty good. Thank when I got when I got the rain My Man Kevin Martin. He said he wasn't going to be playing. And then Kevin. Love wasn't GonNa play either so I was like Oh man. That's a lot of scorn right there. We'll be opposite. Go GET SOME SHOTS UP. So once the game started this now my first therefore shots and then felt like athletic Miss it was so much fun. I got a guy like Ricky Rubio. Not Allen the balls whom he gimme easy layoffs and Jacob rare kept telling me to go there so they were behind me. My teammates indata kind of how he was really happy. Alma teammates regret that tonight. You've played for the timber. Wolves Mavericks Nuggets. Rockets Lakers Thunder Seventy sixers and kings. When you look back. Which season was the most fun for you man? At a lot of fun seasons I think The went to Western Conference finals. Housing Houston was a lot of fun discussed That same we play really well. I think we we ran into Golden State and West finals but we have some injury. Patrick Beverley wasn't plan. Martinez got her but That was just to get always wish couch finals. In the way we came back and beat the clippers those loud flying of all the teams that you've played on which team was the closest or had the best chemistry thank Thousand GOODS HAS Denver play in Denver was real close. We had a lot of chemistry. I think that was one of my one of my funds years. When I was in Denver Year we would have three that one or two games at home. We were really close We ran the Golden State again. Thank go to stay became. Stay on we got be by those guys. Gallon argues hurt and for guitar. So it was. That was. That was good. You're team was really close. Was it difficult playing for eight teams twelve years? I've talked to some players in the PODCAST who've bounced around some kind of were in the same boat. I mean you're constantly adjusting to a new coach new teammates a new city and so on bouncing around from team to team difficult for you. It was difficult but I just love basketball. I look at it as I get the opportunity to play basketball so it doesn't matter where I'm that long as I get to play and I'm planning NBA. The best job in the world. So I took it as hey I was telling to see different cities Different organizations and just try to learn something everywhere. I went one of the benefits of playing with so many different teams is that you had a ton of teammates. The years you've played with a lot of great players. So I wanna hit you with some teammate superlatives where you know. I throw something out there. Like best leader and then you choose a player to explain why this I'm good August. Let's go all right. So let's best leader of all the guys you've played with. Who is the best leader? Best later I might say Jason Kidd Great Just been out there. You WanNa Championship. The way he was you the way he got the ball. Derg Jason Terry Does. He made everybody happy. But you know. He's like another coach on the floor. Who is your funniest teammate? Funniest ten. I'M GONNA play a lot of fun. You guys home. I'll tell you guys funny. Nobody realized NICCOLO PETKEVICH. He was finding. That's a good answer. You can name a few for this one but who were the hardest workers man up play with a lot of great players? They all are hard workers on James Harden's when the hardest working guy I play with share that you will thank us you know he gets all these collins. Wbz talented and the way he scores and the way he works in his game still backs. He works hard on that. And Derek Mahon Dirk. He was out there just perfecting his craft one leg off the fatal ways. He really worked on his game. So those guys definitely have to tell. Who were the best trash talkers? Man Shot Mary. Pretty good trash talker. He was good. I like Jason Taylor was really good. Yeah those guys say that then to more. Who is your smartest teammate man? I played a lot of smart guys. I'll tell my head. I have to go out to say Jason Kidd sure. Ricky Rubio was really SMART. A where he made. This past is amazing. You know he's saying stop before it happened and I had to go James Harden again. No he knew how to score he he could figure it out. And then WHO's the best guy to party with? Man GotTA party where a lot of great. Shame Jiang's spun. Definitely Jason Terry share. Love it you mentioned that you know moving on from that. That was great answers. Let's talk about that. Mavericks Team. That won a championship in two thousand eleven. I had Shawn Marion on the podcast recently. And he was awesome and we. We talked about how that team was viewed as such a huge underdog against that. Miami Heat squad but you guys all were like you were GonNa win and you were hating at the media wasn't given guys the credit you deserve you know. What was the mentality of that team? Entering that series against the Miami Heat because I feel like everyone was doubting you guys but you all knew you were GonNa win it all. We had failed. You what? You're playing your best basketball. You just feel like you can win thing. That's the same way we felt a year. We wanted National Sandwich at my first year. We want nobody. This rang like semi fits the beginning of the year. Nothing like when you just hit a groove just like you can be anybody in the same lab when I was in the Dallas team. I felt like those guys the mentality they like shine knew he could glad tat and he can do what he could do. A guard him to shine both thought they could guard. Lebron and Gardy Way Dark knew he was. He was dark man and then Jake was just Lee. Is You. Got A guy like Jason Terry out. Way He's come off the bench and just can score. And then Jacob Railroad played out his mind he was amazing Give him a lot of credit the way he played and then eventually great till you taste stock. This one of the best shooters ever planned. Nba Guy Big Brandon. Haywood coming off the center and then Tyson Chandler man he. He was the big anchor on defense so we just had a good team. I think everybody believed that team doesn't get enough. Love you know. That team was so talented and obviously Miami had the big three and a ton of star players. But I feel like that team. Even now is still kind of underrated. Would you agree off? Sure definitely underrated man but the great team thank. If Guy's GONNA come back for another year. They had another chance to run a championship again but as really good team. Yeah when the SEAN was on the podcast. He was talking about frustrating. That was having a team get broken up on. That's always tough. But what do you mean what does it mean to you to have only an NBA championship but an NC championship to? I mean there's not many players that can say they've won at the college level and the NBA level the fact that you have to Ncwa Championships in an NBA championship. Where does that mean to you to join that elite company? I'm in Lot Know Anytime Plus sports you WanNa win so let you know a house winner and you know what it's all about the land championships and just to have one in both level with ms La since two thousand seven when you entered the NBA League of lot you know. Now there's more three point shooting. There's a bigger emphasis on versatility. We see a lot of position. Let's basketball. There's a lot of switching on defense things like that you know. How much has the style of play changed from when you enter the NBA to now changed a lot? It's like whole when eighty. I guess you could say I can you guys like. Yeah Shacks Dylan the lead. Yeah dominant force and you. Just throw it on the block. Play Out Jeff's my rookie year. Who Really score and we. We went in the post a lot like we throwing the ball. Most of the game and then at the end of my career like now is is really not a post game. It's all about on shooting threes plan fast and like you said positionally Lou basketball so it's changed a lot whenever Brian. Skela bring on the podcast. He was saying he remembers the year when he started. Seeing that evolution happened he was talking about playing against those Orlando Magic teams with Dwight Howard Rashard Lewis Turk Lil and just realizing that three-point shooting was taking over the NBA Do you remember when that's no. Those changes started happening. Did you remember noticing? Wow the league is changing a lot. Yeah for sure started changing it down when. I remember when I got Decorated Yours Carl. The way he wanted to play it was basically the same we. We play Galleria to four lot and Wilson Chandler at the four lot and not ever space series. It was so much space and we had a lot of threes and we play fast so I knew the game was gonna go in a different direction and in that year in the playoffs with played against Golden State and I think David Lee is hurt and draymond green has the play and the way he was just clan point. Forward kind of the game was going for. Sure your free agent right now. I know you want to continue playing. Have you talked any teams or received interest from any teams throughout the season? Yeah some talked to a few chains but nothing really happened. My still working on it so not flags to help attain got a couple of years though With you never know man. Since a lot of young guys NASA was. Have I feel like you can help a team on off the court in addition to your play? You're a veteran to have in the locker room. A great leader. Would you agree of share? Nothing I can I can point out. Some things can help these young guys. You know there's a lot of little things basketball that you can that Goss Green help with. They only see the big little days. How much basketball did you watch? Throughout the season. I'll wash live. I love basketball. You know hoping have a chance to play. You gotTa keep washing so I know what's going on It was it was a lot of play Milwaukee Bucks. Look they look. Really good on the Lakers. Playing great basketball It wasn't go basketball. Yeah hopefully we can finish the season. Obviously we're all stuck at home right now. How you've been staying in shape and you know staying ready for that. Nba Call if it comes throughout you know the pandemic in staying at home. This been organized at my house. Actually just running. Don't stop doing pool workouts Get on local. The unball hailing outside just a little things. I can do this strategy ready. I didn't article where I talked to a bunch of players about how they're staying in shape and everything. I feel like veteran. Players may have an advantage during this time. Because you know young players may not know all the drills any be doing you know. They rely on the trainers and their coaches a lot whereas veteran players. You guys have been keeping your body in shape for many years. So you're Kinda pros by now. Deviate veterans may be. Have it easier than rookie players or you know young players during this time if share it just goes you know veteran guys? We've been around. We know what to expect You know what your body needs what you have to do. Keep your game. Sharp Young Guy Used Avenue. China's always guys telling them what to do so it's a little harder for and just weren't two more things I know you've said in the past that you WanNa get into coaching. I know you also have some interested in broadcasting you know what are some things that you wanNA pursue. When you're you know playing days are over both those things you know. I really like broadcast enough leg another game. I can talk about the game. I I see stuff. The normal people probably don't see out there on the Court and also coaching. It goes hand in hand. Same see see the little things Flagging help young guys not develop a guy. He's on the borderline Ben superstar but just little advice. Little help can really push motives. You feel like the fact that you've played for eight different teams and play with so many different guys and for so many different coaches you. Didn't that can help you as a coach. Because you know you've picked up so many systems and play with so many guys but also a broadcaster because you have tons of experience with different players and tons of stories from different teams. Do you think your career in jumping around a bit has would be able to help you in in both of those careers. Share just I think I had. I've had many teammates so I really know the players just systems. I play for a lot of great coaches a player for a hall of fame. Coach is like Joys Caro Riccar la regard Aman Kevin McKell just of other things. They bring like the knowledge they bring like up took something from each one of those. Sharon. We'LL CORY. Thanks for joining a man again. I know things are crazy right now so I really appreciate you making time Thanks so much I have thank you. Everyone make sure you follow Corey on twitter at the Corey brewer. And be sure to check us out on Apple PODCASTS spotify. Anyway listen to podcast. You can check out new episodes until next time. Thanks for listening.
Co-Owning a House With Someone in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Hour 3)
"Live from the headquarters of Ramsey solutions. Broadcast from the Dave Ramsey dollar car rental studio. It's the Dave Ramsey show. Dad is dumb cash is king and the paid off a mortgage has taken the place of the BMW as the status symbol of choice. Let's first time I missed up the dollar car rental studio things three started. Now, you gotta mess it up. Every so often. Yes, I do these live every day. Yes. I goof up fairly regularly. It's part of my charm. All right. Andy is with me. Of line. Andy, welcome to the Dave Ramsey show. Hi, dave. Thanks for taking my phone call. Sure. What's up? Okay. So I'm actually a new listener. And I find myself a little predicament. And I would like your opinion. I am a structural engineer by profession and for the last few months, I've been considering maybe quit my job and doing like flipping houses pretty much, and I just don't know if it's the best thing for me. It's not unless you have unless you have the cash to flip houses. Do you? You have the cash I'd have to cash yet. How much? I have two hundred fifty one. Then I retract my statement. How long have you been a structural engineer for about ten years what's appealing about flipping houses? Well, I have the background, and I can talk show engineering, and I'm actually a professional engineer to have a license as well. So I feel like I make okay money right now. But I feel like. Most by myself base Elleray's one hundred sixty thousand money, okay? I feel like that would be the topic would ever make pretty much like it's not like I can make more money like ten years from that. The appeal of flipping houses make more money. Yes. And the fact that I could be like my own boss pretty much. Have you ever owned a piece of real estate? Yes. I do own rental properties. Okay. How many? Four right now. But in the process of buying flex you paying cash for those. Yes, all your properties are paid for. Yes, sir. You're a hundred percent debt free. Yes. Wow. Waco, killing it graduates. Well, what I would do is there's nothing that will keep you from doing your I flip while keeping your job. Like, I would like, oh, my rental properties are in Atlanta, Georgia. So I would have to quit my job here in South Carolina. And I would have to move to a I start flipping their issue is that 'cause I wanna be around my rental property so thrown and I feel like. Stops up that you can do flips a rental properties in any city. True. You sell the ones in Atlanta and live where you are. Now, if you wanna live there where do you wanna live? You wanna live in Atlanta. Okay. Cool. Have you ever had a structural engineer job there? Not in Milan. I like I've had it like another Speights, Anna. Kinda wanna do some goal like full-time. I wanna do. I'm just trying to figure out. What's wise? I mean, you you can go do this do this. But let me just tell you. Here's the thing. The money is made on real estate at the buy. Yes. Particularly flips. And if you need to do a flip to create income to eat with. That push pressure on you to do a bad deal. Okay. So my husband would be a full-time worker. So she would be the one that is goes, I would quit my job. And he would be the one that will be working fulltime. So. He's unfortunately, getting your to and. To Atlanta NBA structural engineer there. Yes. And you're going to sell the property you live in in South Carolina. Renting renting there. All right, and he makes so much. So right now base is one hundred thirty thousand in Atlanta will live on that. And not Adum more. Not not a dime. More pretty much young would've. No household budget pressure to do a deal. Yes. My own concern is that the half. Now. It's good like if I decide to go to a land and get like a fulltime job and looking at something around one ten pretty much stops up. Okay. I ask you a question. So your husband's working in Atlanta. No. I know I know in our scenario, you're going to sell everything quit your job. She's going to get a job in Atlanta before you quit your jobs, and then you're going to move to Atlanta. You're not gonna have job he's gonna make one thirty or so and you're gonna live on that. Thereby there would be no pressure for you to do a deal. Is that right? Yes. Yes. You have two hundred thousand dollars to do a deal with. Yes. But it's like so competitive in Alanna though, because the issue like flipping houses. Competitive everywhere. I know I know I know everywhere. Yielding competitive, and it's a tough market to flip in because the markets on. Exactly, yes. So it's a tough time. So I mean, the point is you might go two years without doing a deal. I wanna go to years. You wanna go? We're having done a deal. You got to paint or get off the ladder, which one you're going gonna do. It makes sense make. Yeah, you got to be willing emotionally to take the risk or you can't just jump out there. And if you do not say to yourself, I'm not doing a deal for two years unless it's a good one. If you don't go in there financially emotionally able to do that. You should not go full-time because you're going to run around and pay too much for something and flip it and lose money. Yes. E- not make sense. Dirt don't do that. But just because you got emotionally all twisted up or because you got financially twisted up. And this is where people lose their butts flipping houses, I probably owned two thousand pieces of real estate in my life. I love real estate, and I used to flip for a living before there was cable TV to tell you. I'll back in the day. It's what I did. And but the money is made at the by and properly, estimating your. Your expenses on the rehab. And so what are you going to have to spend on the house, and what are you going to pay for it? And then don't have over seventy percent of market value in it because when you sell it you're going to twelve percent costs off the top. And you're gonna make you know, you make ten fifteen percent on the thing. You're not you don't get rich on these things occasionally you hit that home run that they talk about in the seminars. But that's just seminar talk the real world is this is a grind. And you know, you're gonna do ten houses, and you might make thirty grand twenty grand apiece or something, and you're gonna roll most of that money back into another deal. And you're not putting a lot of money in your pocket for walk because you're starting with only two hundred thousand dollars seed money. So this is gonna take a little while. And you better have the emotional and financial mathematical margin to have patients are you're going to pay too much, and you're gonna short-circuit everything you built so far. And you're gonna wish you had been a structural engineer. You can do this. It's doable. You can. Find deals and flip them. They're out there don't buy ugly houses and don't buy stuff that needs a bazillion dollars in renovation. Renovation business. You're in the flip business caught up. Get confused about that too renovator end up making more contractor mega more near Macon on the deal. This is the Dave Ramsey show. I don't do cheap that. I do. Love a good deal on a great quality product like tuft and needle these guys offer amazing mattresses for every budget. And now they have a brand new mattress called meant. They literally took their best mattress. And they made it better. They've maxed out the amount of cooling jail and graphite to keep the air circulating and your sleep from becoming a hot mess unique to check out tuft and needle try it for one hundred nights risk free at t in dot com. Joining us America. We're glad you're here. Open phones at triple eight eight to five five two two five you jump in triple eight eight to five five two two five. Amanda is with us in Minneapolis. Hi, Amanda, welcome to the Dave Ramsey show. He dave. How're you doing today better than I deserve? What's up? Good. So my husband, and I are working on the baby steps right now. But he cosigned for a mortgage with his mother before we were married, just conflicted. Yeah, conflicted. I'm not sure we added on their right now. It's I mean, it was almost four closed the porn, and then she filed for bankruptcy. So right now, it's protected because she's in bankruptcy. But I just don't know what to do there. So she's in a chapter thirteen bankruptcy. Paying payments? How long has she been in that? I think only about a year now. And so, of course, you quit. Your husband quit getting any information about the loan once once it went into bankruptcy. Correct. Correct. Yeah. I had to call to get that information. Now, they're not allowed to contact him as a cosigner if she is in bankruptcy. They can't contact her either they have to everything through the courts. Okay. So they can't they can't just passively. Let you know you have to proactively check in. And even then you may Hello. And even then you may find that they are going to block you a little bit because they're scared of the court telling them not to talk to not to bother a creditor a debtor. Okay. Anyway. So how much does she on the shelves? The does he oh on the south? Two hundred and twenty principled island. What does mom make a year? I'm not sure. It's gotta be over fifty. He's making fifty. So she doesn't make the money to pay Bill pay for this house. Does she know? That's what got her in troubled, isn't it? Yep. So when is your husband going to talk to his mom about selling the house that she can't afford? We've had that conversation and ever since then she's just decided that she doesn't wanna talk to us about it anymore. So we aren't really in good standing with her. She just she believes that she deserves the house, and she's gonna she's gonna go down with it. If it goes away. So. FHA VA or conventional? I do not know. I would find that out. Okay. I hope to God. It's an if HA. Here's what here's what's going to happen. With the information. You've given me she's going to default on the bankruptcy because she's not gonna pay the payment. She couldn't pay the house payment outside of bankruptcy inside a bankrupt shift to pay the full payment, plus something on the back payments in order to keep the bankruptcy active. She's not going to do that seventy eight percent of chapter thirteen fail nationwide. So there's an eight out of ten probability she's gonna fail. Plus, we know what our is it's higher than that. She's gonna fail. Okay. So listen -ticipant that this not be shocked that she didn't fail. Plus, she couldn't pay the payments start with. So she's struggling already. It's a sad situation. Now when she fails they're gonna kick her out of bankruptcy, and then the foreclosures going to begin again, if it is a if it is an FHA loan win. They foreclose they do not chase the borrowers for deficit balance. So the only. Thing that will happen to your husband's credit as it will have a foreclosure on it, but they will not chase you to them another ten twenty fifteen thousand dollars. He's going to have a foreclosure on his record. Okay. There's not anything you can do to stop it except sewage mother, and he really can't even affectively do that as long as she's in bankruptcy. So, you know, she's not gonna budge he's not gonna make her budge. She's going to go down and he's gonna get foreclosed on. So hopefully, it's an F HA loan, and I would go ahead and call the lender and find that out and then just not worry about anymore wouldn't pay Dom on it. I wouldn't think about it. Again. It's going to go down y'all don't need. She's not going to deed the property over to you. Which would be the only other way you can handle it you could then you could sell it to avoid foreclosure, right? But I soon it's got as much owed on visits worth probably doesn't it. Yeah. I think they only own the house. I don't know maybe seven months before they were behind on payments. How long has she been in the chapter thirteen? Less than a year. Yeah. My prediction is she won't make another year. That's my prediction. And I'm sorry. I wish I wasn't right. But I'm right. So I if if if he could take that if she would give him the house backer. She would agree to sell it. They could sell it to avoid this foreclosure, but I'm not writing a check for dime into this thing if I'm you guys not a dime. Okay. Just going to go down, and she's just going to have found her place to live, and it was a bad deal. Everybody that did this deal with stupid the mortgage company. Your husband and his mother. It was just a dumb thing to do all the way around. So it's sad. I'm so sorry. You guys are facing this. Now, your worst case scenario is it's not an FHA that it is a VA or conventional almost positive either one of veterans. No, there's not a VA then. Okay. So it's probably either an F H A or a fanny Mae Fannie may may come after him for the difference. And so if they sell the house for two hundred thousand dollars after four closure in the owed two and a quarter. They're going to come knocking on your door wanting twenty five thousand bucks, you can settle that for ten twenty cents on the dollar at the time. If it comes up after a year or two after the foreclosure, but I'm not worrying about any of that today. Okay. Would keep my finger on the pulse of just to know what's going on. But I'm not gonna not fretting. I'm not gonna worry about it. It's not gonna cost you any cash for three to five years at the worst case scenario best case scenario is not gonna see any cash at all. But in no case as your husband going to get out on scathed, his credit is dinged every time she pays a payment late. And his credit is dinged again when she gets he gets foreclosed on because he's a cosigner. This is why we tell people to never cosign situations. Like this is heartbreaking. So you guys go. You guys go live your budget work, your baby steps, get yourself out of debt. Get yourself in good position just to protect your family and may be somewhere down the road. You've got some extra wealth. And maybe you wanna help mom in some regard if she behaves, but probably not. Okay. All right. Is that? Okay. Keep working those baby steps here. Just keep working on your side. Don't spend a lot of emotional or spiritual energy fretting about this or being angry at her. Your husband signed up for it too. Okay. All right. Thank you very much. She's obviously being obstinate jerk. But there's just no sense. And I'd spend all my time and energy. If I were you on your family and on change in your family tree. So this never happens again Valerie's in Dallas, Texas. Hi, Valerie, welcome to the Dave Ramsey show. Hi, Dave, first, time caller. How are you? Better than I deserve. How can I help? My question is so I'm a planner. I like to know where we're going in five years what point will be and in five years. I already see myself and my husband being on baby step seven having our mortgage paid off and everything. My question is at that point. Maybe we give some more do other things. But what do you what do you do with your money? We don't know anybody who is that Theresa they go on vacations and feel guilty. And you know, what can you do at that point? Can you, you know, go anywhere you want spend money like he want to because we'll be thirty three point to. Well. I mean, I don't know what you'll want means. But it's money that you have what I suggest folks do when their baby step seven is just set a percentage on their budget, a percentage of our income and our investments we're gonna spend on lifestyle enjoying money. A percentage we're going to give and a percentage. We're going to continue to invest, and so as as Sharon's of my income, we've been unbelievably blessed with income as our income has gone up then are giving has gone up enjoyment category has gone up. And so has are investing in that way. We're always doing all three and you'll find something to spend it on even if you're not a big spender Sharon's really really tight, and I've become tied over the years. So we just watch and careful, but we do some luxurious expensive things to so you'll kind of get in a rhythm of that as long as you don't spend more than you've got allocated to that category. That channel then you'll be fine. This is the Dave Ramsey show. Listen up business leaders. Let's talk about my friends at ZipRecruiter. And how you need them to hire your rockstar team. They send your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards and then their powerful matching. Technology scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invites them to apply for your job. So you get qualified candidates fast. And right now, my listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash Dave. In the lobby of Ramsey solutions. Daniel and Melissa are whether's guys. How are you? Welcome. Welcome. Good to have you. Where do you guys live, sailors? Lewis. Welcome to Nashville all the way down here to do a debt free scream. Good for you. How much have you paid off? We have paid off a hundred and thirty seven thousand two hundred dollars, right? And how long did this take exactly three years cool and your range of income during that time we started off making about sixty six thousand a year and our highest was one hundred eighty thousand but we're down back to one twenty. Now, what do y'all do for a living? I'm a business analyst at a large healthcare insurance corporation during that time, I was at the end when it went up I was selling cars, but I left as soon as we were finished and I went into project management for an H company. Okay. Cool. So now, we're back to one twenty. Yes. Okay. All right, cool. So you did what you wanted to do once you're debt free. Yeah. All right. Good. Good. Good for you. How old are you two? I'm twenty seven twenty five. Okay. So I'm guessing you got married about three years ago. Okay. And. How much what what's this debt breakdown this one hundred thirty seven thousand dollars it is to Car Loans to bachelor's degrees in two masters degrees. We do things and pears. Absolutely. Okay. So what are your masters in business management NBA's MSN? Yes. Okay. All right. Perfect. And I'm guessing that's where you met then college. Okay. All right. So you got married. We got a big pile of debt. You got cars and student loans coming out your ears. How much of the one thirty seven was total student loans. One hundred. All right on thirty something thousand car debt. And so what happened when you got married? You said, okay. This something's got to change your well. Right before we got married. I had heard of you before. And I'm like, well, I'm pretty good with my money, but I was nowhere near Dave Ramsey good with money. So I kind of looked you up, and I did the home study myself. And so that's when I kind of went to him, and I'm like so after the wedding. I think we should take a lot of our wedding money and throw it at our debt. So that's kind of what I what I said. Starting couple grand to go toward it. So okay. Just to get the process started. All right. Both of you have business mines and Anna lyrical minds, obviously with your masters level training in that stuff. You wouldn't have got out of school. If you didn't. So then you sat down at this and start looking at it. What was it that made? You think I need to do this now and I needed to turn up the heat? Probably I I just I knew we wanted to do so much in life, and we are big travelers and we wanted to go on lots of occasions and his family lives in Florida's. I knew we were going to want to do a lot of traveling. So I really wanted to get out of debt. So we could do those lots of fun things. And I wanted to get out of debt before we bought a house and had kids that was my big goals. So okay. So what did you say all of this? Yes, ma'am. Just kind of follow along. It wasn't as in volved into the process. But when we were getting really close to the end, I started getting a little bit more excited about it because we could start doing fun things again. So it was it was helpful especially when it was getting tough in the last year year and a half of it to kind of see an Engel see that we'd get back to being able to do fun things again. So how much did you pay in the last year of the three? Okay. All right. Maybe it will last. All right. You were you're making increasing progress. But your income was increasing. Okay. All right. Very cool. Congratulations house if it's good. That's good. Really good. It's so weird till like see our budget every month, and we have all that extra money to just do with whatever we need to not only. Do you make good money, but you're used to living on nothing? Yeah. There's a big gap right now. We still don't really change our first one. We still have it really changed much of our spent at all. So we're kind of trying to get into house now. So a work. We're still staying that portion of the process until we have enough to put down at home and all that. Yeah. Very good emergency fund. So other than the two of you newly married couple who were your cheerleaders. All of our family problems are definitely big cheerleaders. My mom is our biggest cheerleader. I'd thing. She came with you. All right. We got her on the plan to choose able to get out of debt with us. Oh, yeah. That was fun. That's cool. Very cool became a family of fair. What do you tell people the key to getting out of debt is you did it you've got the ability. Look at this objectively. What was it that worked? Well, I think the biggest thing is getting on a budget. And I know that so cliche. But I think the budget is the biggest thing because you're telling where your money where to go, and I know a lot of people we talked about to get on a budget. They're like why can't afford to get on a budget? And that just is not the kind of mindset like so. Yeah, the budget was a big thing for us. And then I think also what helped us a lot was just talking about our dreams together. And what we wanted to do after we got out of debt, and I think that really helped keep our fire going. Good. Why mean with the excuses thing? I mean, a lot of people can pretty easily fault to that. And if you can get past the, you know, always having something to blame your situation on and always looking someone else to help kind of put a little bit of a better situation getting out of your debt. So I get to meet rockstar millennials every day doing this that are are like you guys that are incredible achievers high achievers. But also know that you have some friends who aren't Rockstars there. There. Limp. Stuck out and they're like. A victim of the student loan debacle. I can't do anything and one hundred thirty seven thousand dollars and three years while they were whining. Yeah. That's exactly. Yeah. That's true of every generation. There's always a group at weiner's. There's always a group of Cheever source. So well done you guys. So you can do this. You can do anything. Hey. Lock arms. You're not to be unified in your pro to things and you'll be able to face challenges and opportunities both as a married couple, the spiritual aspects of this incredible. And not I mean what God is going to do with you guys. Absolutely amazing. We're proud of you. She came all the way down here with you. Mom travel from. Louis cool. Well, so good to have you guys. We got a copy of Chris Hogan's book for you every day millionaires. You're going to be one before you know, it. I can do. I can see the numbers. I mean, you're making one twenty doing what you love your incomes are gonna go up. You're only what twenty seven twenty five. Five. No one twenty base. I mean, that's so mean. I'm so so I'm looking at you easily before you're thirty five you're millionaires easily. Yeah. And you. Cars. That's right. Well, I'll tell you. If you've you've now lived like no one else. And now you'll be able to live and give like no one else you'll be able to have that outrageous generosity experience. Congratulations. Very well. Done 'em Melissa from Saint Louis. Listen to this twenty five years old paid off a hundred and thirty seven thousand dollars in three years making sixty six toll one eighty to one twenty count it down. Let's hear a debt free scream three two. Wow. Absolutely amazing. Very well. Right has enough. I seems like every deaf rescreen. These days is somebody in their twenties. I mean, I don't mind you people coming and doing your debt free screams too young come to. It is hard teaching dog new tricks. So I mean, what do I start your marriage to sit down and go game all baby game touchdown. Wow. Love. It didn't start my marriage that way, I start my marriage going deeply in debt. Vowel bankruptcy. Then we had to crawl out of that mess. Oh man about only been that smart. This is the Dave Ramsey show. I rent the three nine for we are coworkers and service. You are God's field Dodds building Quintas with the second set. I know of no single formula for success. But over the years, I have observed some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts their talents their insights their enthusiasm and their inspiration. John is in Winston Salem. Hey, john. How are you? Doing better than I deserve. What's happening in your world? Not much just got married to my wife in September. And I never had any student loan debt when I graduated college, and she graduated she has quite a bit about one hundred fifty your phone is breaking up, really bad. You have a loose cable or something. Am I right now still the same? So your wife has a lot of you wife has a lot of student loan debt in your questions. What? It's one hundred fifty dollars combined split up in to. Federal. To private loans. I just wanted to run by you my process how I'm thinking about. What's your household income what we're eighty? Okay. That's good. So you're going to clean it up in a couple of years. Then right. Yeah. Okay. So I would just I would just work at snowball, regardless of the background or the private of the subsidized or whatever doesn't matter because you're gonna be done so fast that none of the other. The other extremities really matter the celery issues don't matter just list the debt smallest largest individual loans. You probably have a bunch of different loans. Probably ten or more at least here, and I would just list them out smallest to largest regardless of private or subsidized. And then just work off in that order again, keep in mind two years from today, you should be debt free. So any of the other side issues are philosophical things you're looking at they really just go away very quickly. It's not going to be an issue. Suzanne r Susannah Suzano, maybe. Susannah. Okay. Susanna is with us in Phoenix. Hi, susannah. How are you? Thank you. How are you better than I deserve? What's up? Hi, thank you so much for team my call. So we are baby step number two. And I keep like a spreadsheet of our cash flow. But my question is what do we consider cash flow? I mean, I have things as minimal as twenty five dollars co pay for the doctors that is that something you would consider cash flow. Okay. I'm not sure the term flow, but how you're using it. But basically a properly done household personal budget is just your income is at the top your take home pay. And then every dollar is giving in an assignment how how much of a fine tooth comb. You wanna run through those categories is up to you. Most people start with a much more detailed budget and then lump it together, and it becomes bigger rocks later Sharon's of my budget is one page today is nothing to it. There's not a lot to do. So because most of our categories are together. But anything that you're going to spend money on has to be somewhere in there. Whether it's lumped under a category, or whether it's it's got its own standalone category doesn't matter. But the point is every dollar has an assignment, and you know, we. Have the world's best budgeting app. That's completely free called every dollar. You can get it at everydollar dot com or Google play or whatever. And you know, put it on your phone put on your desktop it's free to use. And all it's gonna do is just tell you to do that. It's going to walk you through in about ten minutes giving every dollar an assignment, but I'll give an example as to lump them together, we have a food category at our house when we started we had groceries and restaurants, we had to separate them because we would go the restaurant need up all the grocery store food. Right. And and so we you know, we we had to do that. But nowadays, it's you know, we got a lot more room in the budget today, of course, and we've been doing it for thirty years. And so he kinda got a rhythm on it sharing those in you know, were empty nesters. So the grocery you know, what I mean, teenage boys at home Aidan and stuff like that. So it's a different world. Right. But you, you know, but when you start it, it's really helpful to really have it broken down. You know? Very very carefully. So you have a twenty five dollars co pay every single month. No, not every month. Just whatever we decide to go to the doctor's like, oh, you know, what I've got a doctor's appointment next week twenty five bucks. And I'm categorizing it like I have a spreadsheet called cashflow one thousand nineteen. And so I'm putting it there as opposed to the budget because we didn't budget for it ahead of time. We. Flow sheet is separate from your budget. Yes. No what's left over after. You took care of necessities. So for example, we, you know, we get paid every other Friday. I'm Friday when we get paid. We pay all the bills, right? Any bills that are within that timeframe? So light Bill whatever food and all that good stuff where we do our budget on a two week pay period because they get paid every other Friday. Okay. So when we get paid on our Friday, we already have our budget set for the entire month. Right. So we pay all these bills. And all of a sudden, my husband say something like oh, hey next week on Wednesday. I schedule the doctor's appointment. It's going to be twenty five bucks for that. So I throw it in my cash flow category. What what what we would call what? Economists would call disposable income. It's extra income leftover. It's your slush fund after you've taken care of the necessities and planned items of life agreed. All I'm telling you combine these things, and you just you would have a I would break your cash flow sheet up into a couple of handfuls categories. You know, miscellaneous his and her blow category Gallo blow money for your pocket. And you'd probably sounds like you need medical in there. You know, and that kind of stuff so yeah, just jump on every dollar and play with that sounds like you're working awfully hard at this to me like you're doubling up the work Yata. They'll do this in ten twenty minutes the first time, and then it's going to take you, you know, thirty minutes tone, our a week to manage it when you first start and after that will take you fifteen minutes week manage it, and it's just not that big a deal. You just again, all we're doing is saying we're gonna tell the money what to do before it leaves. That's the big thing when you do that. Instead of wondering, you know, a budget is people telling their money what to do instead of. Wondering where it went? That's the big change. And you're already doing that. So you've got this doll in. And you are, you know, you're like me you're like a super nerd your detail. Math person you love spreadsheet your way too much fun with this which is a little sick. And me too. I'm the same way. That's how can tell kidding with you. But you're going to do fine. I would simplify your life. If I were you. I'd put the everydollar app on both your things and on both your phones and put it on the laptop. And then keep up with it. Tell your husband, you know, by the way, if you book a doctor's appointment, usually it's more than a month out unless you're sick. So a random, you know, I check physical check up whatever those kinds of things sometimes you can book those inside of thirty days. But most of the time, you know in advance. So we just have to do a better job of communicating and planning together. Instead of you trying to come up with a system, but he leave yourself a little slush money in their little room in your budget and give that a name that's blow money, you've got a certain amount of blow money. Honey, you've got a certain amount of blow money, man, husband and wife. Right. And then that gives you the wiggle room to do a few things out of pocket so to speak, and then you've just got a general miscellaneous, but you'll have a car repair category. Even though you don't know if you're gonna have a car repair, you'll have a clothing category. Even though we don't know that we necessarily will spend all that money this month on clothing and those categories that don't spend out in a month the balances carry forward, and you build up a little bit of a car repair fund that way a little bit of a clue. Adding fund that way, and that will help you put all that together. So excellent job. Hey, thanks for calling in that puts this hour that I've Ramsey show in the books. Our thanks to James Childs, our producer Daniel, associate producer and phone screener. I am Dave Ramsey. Your host will be back with you before you know it. In the meantime, remember, there's alternately only one way to financial peace, and that's the world daily with the prince of peace, Christ Jesus. Hey, it's Kelly associate producer info screener for the Dave Ramsey show. If you would like to your debt free scream live on the show. Make sure you Bizet daveramsey dot com slash show in registered we would love for you to come in Nashville day your story. Make more money doing what you love checkout, Christie rights business boutique podcast. Crissy's inspiring and in quitting women to become successful running their own business hand, Christy. Right. And I help women all over the country take their ideas, and passions and hobbies and turn them into profitable business. Do you have an idea in your head or dreaming, your heart and you've ever wondered if you could make money doing it? I'm here to help. 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Podcast Q & A 10: Should I Use Phosphate To Treat Corrosive Water?
"Hello. Hey, welcome to the clean water made easy podcast QNA. My name's Jerry Bolton, I'm on a certified master, water specialists and water treatment contractor and every week on our main podcast. We delve deeper in various, well, water treatment systems and problems. And also do these quick human a episodes because we get a lot of phone calls emails and chats every day and get a lot of interesting really great questions, some some really good to share with others. So today we received an Email from Jim who wrote we get blue stains on our, sinks, and bathtub and a neighbor told me to use a phosphate filter. I understand are well waters acidic, and I'm wondering how the phosphate works, and if this will fix the acid water at the same time as helping my pipes. Okay. Jim that is a very good question and phosphate is often used for corrosion. Doesn't do anything for the acidity. The most common way, we use boss fate for homes is in a crystal form. So it's x amount of phosphate. Actually. It's sodium heck's metaphor Speights. So you're adding a little bit sodium in the water, but what happens is it looks like a standard Water Filter housing, maybe like twelve inches high by four inches diameter. They're usually the three quarter one inch pipe size and inside it has a little canister that's filled with these somewhat clear looking crystals of phosphate, and when the water flows through a tiny bit dissolves into the water in what foster does in copper pipes is it after a while sometimes even after few days running the water that you'll get a microscopic coating. A phosphate on the pipe and so-. Copper corrosion is really almost like setting up a week battery in your in your pipes. Like, there's a set their cells different corrosion cells in electrons flow from one cell to the other. And so what your what's going on is by coding, those the insides service of your copper pipe. It seals off that Crozier activity and in either stops at a really slows down. So it it can mmediately help plot with preventing corrosion and it needs a little bit harness in the water. So it doesn't work on zero soft water likes a little bit of hardest because that's how it's it's putting down a sort of like a layer of a compound where the phosphate in the calcium form to source seal off his because thick scale. But it's it's it's. Layer. And when it's working, it's a layer. And then that stops or slows down the Crozier. But it doesn't do anything for the P H. So if you have a cynic water he could still got problems in your water heater and get palms in your with fixtures. You can still get corrosion, and it it could help. But it's usually if you know, you have a cynic water, you're better off fixing this city. That's that's what we recommend to folks. However, the fostering few years are much less expensive than the Neutralizer easy to put in and it can be a short term way to help. The other thing is for folks who have really crowded pipes in your fixing the ph with a calcium Neutralizer, which which raises the ph and stops the Crozier by neutralize the then a lotta times. We'll combine the phosphate will put in a foster cartridge after. The Neutralizer for some folks music for the first day, six months, and that will really help with the corrosion, and then you can later you can try removing the cartridges leaving your filter housing. There are putting in a cartridge filter like a five Micron or did he Micron filter? So you could do it on temporary basis. What I'm saying? But anyway, that's really good question. And generally, we we do recommend them under certain circumstances. But they're now recommended for actually correcting the acidic water they are putting in a low enough rate. So the water is drinkable. In other words, it's your drinking some phosphate, but it's not considered toxic. So these things are in Aceh certified for injuring your water, and they do work as long as the water has a little bit harness in it, and it is put on your for your hot and your cold. So you put it on the. Water, and it it serves all the pipes in the house. Okay. Well, anybody else has any questions? Please go to our website, clean water store dot com and see Jap ox and asks the question there or send us an Email. My Email is Jerry both in clean water store dot com. I spell my name with keys. So it's G R Y. Or just go to the website clean water says com, and you can see awaiting Email us for us or the best thing is just give us a call. But we're happy to answer any questions, you might have about whatever is on your mind. What are we going through? Won't be day. Thanksgiving ballistic.
213: LIVE from Maker Faire Bay Area!
"The. Podcast making it and we're going to do that right now. Coming, everybody, I think we're gonna kinda run this like a normal podcast and just like normal. We don't have a topic. Have you guys seen whose line is anyway? It's going to be that style. So we're going to take topics from the audience, not questions. We're going to save questions for later. We wanna have you just shout out a topic. Two word phrases. Think of them now. And you'll be here to watch this crash and burn. All right. David, what you've been up to what's going on. I'm having a good time of maker faire. That's for sure. Everybody else having a good time. I wanna get crowd noise into the Mike. Despite the rain, it's turned out, really. Well, yeah. There are a lot of people here. So what am I working on or doing or like whatever? Yeah. So. Right. We just end up a drill press station. So my press sits in the corner, and Bill stand, and it table on and all I can do repeatable drilling cuts. And the next thing that we're going to work on. We're gonna motorise the drill table. So it goes up and down using a drill. We got one of those like, oh, let's crank on it. You're gonna turn the crank into a drill. Yeah. So we bought a couple drills. And one of them is going to go to the mechanism that lifts the people up and down. And then we got another drill that's going to it's got a clutch on the drill. That's going to lock it in place, because there's my drill press has the up and down. And then the the luck. And so, and then went to this is the experimental part is we're going to take the drills apart and try to bring the buttons up front and make a little panel. Joe making the sacrificial Jill. Yeah. The only the struggle that we're going to have is the reverse because the reverse, I think is a gear within the drill. So there's some there's some problem solving to do. But that that's the fun part about kicking a wire exactly like ship, like a wire that goes out. And you just don't have reverse. Only go down. So. That's what I'm working on awesome. What am I working on traveling? So I haven't had a chance to make anything I made what I called the snow tables, my last video, and I have like twenty five great ideas on this phone. I'm going to immediately start making them as soon as I get back. And if anybody's curious I'm still alive and I'm still making video. Through a blog. Paraguay through a blog that I started in California. And I just I said, let me wait till I have more meat. That's why sometimes logs take too long to do, because I don't have enough, what I call stories or new stories or a little bits of information. Hangouts at somebody sometimes it's too light. So I wait and wait till I have good juicy stuff. And now I have four trips TV show. Talk about a make affair talk about maker central. I got a lot to talk about. So have you been shooting here? Shoot yet. I had so much for episode number eighty five that I'm being a little bit light. In fact, I wanted to film this. And when you start talking, I'm going to set the camera. We, we got a couple of right here. Yeah. I think you and I probably are both as itchy to get back in the shop, because we were both we both were at maker central. I had one day in between and I did a little bit of Shih-ming change. The fuel-filter on my old car just to like a race. The need to do something alley. Yeah. We. Yeah. We were in Italy, my wife and I went to Italy and got to do much stuff and have a good time. Then we went to make her central caught up with him. And then we came back for a day and a half and came here. So I haven't been in the shopping along time and haven't seen my kids long time. So I love you guys, but I'm ready to go home mysteriously pumping content, though, on the on the regular on the I mean I have robots. It's crazy. Uploading content. Yeah. We actually did reapply would video recently. We had to take down for some legal stuff, not, not, our legal stuff, other legal stuff. So that's back online. But this week, we're putting out of some simple spoon carving things. Cool about that is I have no idea what I'm doing, and it did it anyway in my. Life did one as well. She's right there looking behind you. It was something that she wanted. And so I started kind of figuring it out, and then we had a did three of them, and we got the third one I was like, hey, you come down and do this one. And so she got to do it was all my Schoon and bowl carving class with Tracy Chevonne aka bashed it head on Instagram is going to be this weekend next weekend. Yeah. They'll be a lot of social media, and some blog stuff on that as well. So watch my video learn how not to do it, and then watch his anybody doesn't follow Tracy Chabad aka bashed it head. That's his name on Instagram Tracy's pretty amazing. When it comes to making scones Bosie cells Kansas City at a regular market. So that's what we're up to now. We need some topics that we. Digital fabrication and small shop. Yes, that's great. Getting wouldn't you need is a five by ten shop and apartment on top of it. There's a lot of space under it. We store so much my. Yeah. The I mean, they have huge footprint but you do you can fold them up and not big on like that. But. I had my ex car for while to where I can fold it up and shop like. Roy out of the way and one car garage. And so my big work table. My main work surface, the X car would fold up against the wall. It was out of the way I needed it, and then it would come down where into they are good for that. Because there there's dead space underneath them, three D printers, pretty mobile. So you could, you know, if you wanted to use that small space, you can easily have a lift put it on a shelf. Put it underneath something or whatever they can come in with the twenty twenty you just stick it anywhere, you know as long as it gets started. Well, you just keep an eye on it. And then leave it so it could be up on the shelf. It doesn't have to be on the table under a table. It could be as well. And theoretically, you could put eight thirty printer upside down on the ceiling, and it would probably work. Why you would want to. But if you're really limited on space and it really depends on what you're making because you don't need a CNC that takes up half its up if you're making something small, small CNC, and then I don't have an experience with them, but there are the machines that do the three in one, and I'm sure there's like a sacrifice of, of quality, but it. Really depends on what you make. You can buy machine that does see carving laser cutting, and, and buddy of made is on TV sheen into Saint Speights. Don't the hoping like a forty five degree angle, or maybe even more and it's, it's not the one with the chains. It's like a regular CNC machines. And he tested Servoz. We're gonna be strong enough and it's whole machine. Is this like against the wall? It's banks. Like when I was putting my ex car on the wall, one of the first test that I did. And I don't know if it's made it in the video or not, I was actually gonna try to mount it to the wall. So it could run vertically, and I found in that testing that the Motors that come with it are not strong enough to move to handle, the, the weight of the gantry against gravity. They weren't fine. But that's a matter of counter waiting, and probably upgrading the voltage to the Motors a little bit. But that would totally work. It is absolutely possible to run a CNC vertically on wall. So if you're really hurting for space, but you're willing to put in that development time. As you have to worry about. But would you worry about when you shut the job of the machines, G, yet, you would? But I think the counter waiting is part of that is part of the safeguard their I also looked at for that reason using a seat belt mechanism so that something jerks, it will lock that seat belt. So if you had the gantry pulled up and you cut the power to it would be able to, to catch it. So there's something there. I didn't explore too far but somebody in here should do that. Yeah. Laser obviously lasers like a like a freidy. I mean, like like a like a computer printer. So if you haven't got yourself a laser yet the one consideration there is exhausted. It has to be exhausted. So if you have a small shop, you have to make sure that the exhaust is not too close to your shop to where it doesn't truly get exhausted. You don't work too. I was in Cornell a couple of weeks ago. Anybody was following my social media. I'm going to be doing some stuff at Cornell New York, they have a laser cutter with air scrubber inside and it's amazing Lincoln welding sells a vacuum which will clean the air. So that's an option. If you can't get a wall or narrow window. All right. Thanks. Favorite failure? I don't wanna think about nothing favorite about my favorite failure. I gotta go one where thin where, where's my so Dan, and I were working on this segmented pencil holder and was supposed to be an easy project and had the segments, and we'd drilled some holes of, filling the holes with poxy and then as we were turning on the lathe it chipped out. And I didn't wanna start completely over so I thought, well depart of the project. That is that chipped out. I'll just melt some fan on there, and it'll have a cool look power of that one area. And what happened was the Cran did not go wanted to go. And so it just starting to go everywhere. And something in my mind said, just keep going just cover the whole thing in Cran. So I had this pencil older made out of beautiful subpoena, and some other fancy woods. And you can see the wooded all it is just all Milton Cran. And it still looks cool. And I know underneath there is expensive. Exotic woods. I have one that we were actually talking about earlier today that I'd completely forgotten about a lot of times, people ask, like what's what's project? That just didn't go right. And you had to throw it away. And I've never had like, no, we never had one of those remember today that we actually did we tried to make a bubble blower withdrewn so that the drone would fly over, and drop it down into a baby pool full of bubble solution lifted up and create like a column. Right. Sounds easy enough. Right. Everybody's like, yeah, we could totally do that didn't work, and we spent an entire after noon, and, like ten gallons of corn syrup and dawn. And we were sticky and gross, and it didn't work, but it was a lot of fun. And that's one thing that now we actually came up with some ideas today to make it work. So when they come back to that, that was a lot of. The one that keeps going on my mind into story up told a few times, or I took a job to make cabinets glasses steel, and vivid welder. Chime in and I was halfway through that job undeterred charged. It, it was difficulty so much more difficult than I thought I had to make the cabinets doors, shelves all out of polish class, and I saw six thousand for the job. And the glass ended up close to four thousand knows before any of the metal work, it was such such miscalculation in many ways, and we had to drive the, the finish cabinets of job, which is only a mile away from the shop in New York City, and we literally drove one mile an hour 'cause I was afraid that glass was going to break the cabinet because it was on fixable. Everything's glued in place. And we got to the place Dave, and I had took all of the goal of our strength to pick the cabinet up. There was the main cabinet but had all these extra parts and we went to bring it into the elevator and didn't fit in the elevator. And they were like on the tenth floor and. We were like what do we do now? But the reason it wouldn't fit in the elevators because of the sign on the side of the elevator door that has like the braille and the number in it. And thank God, we always eleven healed that off and the cabinet slid right in with, like, no, we scratch the paint on both sides. Getting it in and we got enough to the floor, and we just hope the elevator doors of the same, then not always the same and we got up stairs. We've peeled off the thing that said, whatever time floor, if it said a braille and we were able to slide it out, but that whole job in my mind was failure, because I didn't I didn't even finish it. And I didn't even in the balance. They were so happy with it. And I was like it was a couple in one of the guy, I was trying to cheat them, and it just left the bad taste. And I was like they own me money. Keep the money. I don't care like I wanted to prove that I wasn't cheating in any anyway. And then I just miscalculated everything I promised I was going to be able to do. But I remember that every single time I'm sitting in a meeting with somebody. I just picture healing the logo of the side of the elevator. And I'd say now don't wanna do the shop. It'll cost twice as much. All right. What else? Favorite sponsorships. Wow. Okay. I gotta say Lowes. We've been working with those a whole bunch, and we have a bunch more stuff plan with them. And they're amazing people have different opinions of every sponsor. Right. There's always gonna be somebody who tell tell them to work for the lesson. Could you do that? Okay. I'll remind them that I've been seven videos for the musher. Yeah, they've been fantastic. Honestly. There were. I honestly do love my casper mattress. That's not even message. But figuring. I really like squarespace. They supported me. We have a long term deal, they don't care what the video is about. And a lot of times when you're working with Woodward ain't sponsors, or tool companies. They want some input on the video, but squarespace allows me to do whatever I want, and they never have any changes that really easy to work with, and I used to be a web developer for ten years. That's what I paid my car payment. And I actually liked the service, I really use it. He's, he's right. I did want to of course, places pretty. I work with squarespace been awesome to me. I, I love Lincoln, welding. Lincoln has been great to me. They basically helped me develop an entire new career as far as skill level goes with five and various types of welding processes, so Lincoln's been amazing today. And then also Carolina shoes. I have a few videos of Carolina one more coming up, and just Carolina's just like whatever, whatever you want fun. Fun. And I made the wurley gig of making fun of Jackman, and that was a lot of fun. And I just I, I sent over the idea, and they'll run with it was. So. They seem pretty awesome to work with what we got. Big projects and small shop. I used to live that life. Politics, have to be able to go through a normal door. So you can't build a project that you can't get through your house doors. So if it's a big project, maybe you only work on a little bit at a time. But I've worked on projects where like the for making a really long sign, I make the first part of the sign up to where it splices into something else. And then I get rid of that port, and then I make the middle part until it spices into the next part. And then I get rid of that part done that with cabinets in my little shop in New York. And then the benefit of having everything, come apart, and go through the sidewalk hole that I used to have to contend with is that it would also be able to go in and elevator where I was going to answer that job. I described earlier, I made extra sure I walked the path of delivery. I mean I used to do that. But in this one job to slip in my butt gonna make something whereas the entrance whereas the entrance for the for the delivery, man. Okay. I'm going to have to use this entrance. Where's the elevator go up? Sometimes I walked the stairwell to if it's upstairs. Building of one time David, and I were carrying a twelve foot piece of. Tabletop wouldn't couldn't the elevator. We went up the stairwell. We're going up the stairwell going up the sale, and then, like the floor the several immediately just got smaller because of the construction of the job, we still able to do it, but. Like the next flights get any small we got cut this thing in half. Yeah. Similar to that. We had the first arcade cabinet that Bill was in my one car garage shop, and I remember it took me so long to build because the gap that I had to walk through was the same size as the cabinet. So I would set it up and have to climb over the table. They get to the other side to do work on it. Which makes filming a video pretty horrible to see. No. Anyway, we did that one. And then recently, we did another cabinet in one of the first criteria that I said, while we were talking about the design, is it has to come apart into three stackable sections, we talked about maybe two and I was like, no it's gotta be three so that each piece is not too much for one person to handle, with the idea of being like if you had absolutely had to take it apart to move or something like that later on, you could. But the intention is once you build it in three pieces move it to where it's going, install it, and then it gets finally turned into one piece. And so it's not that it's made to come apart. It's not modular for the sake of being a modular thing. But you know that you have to be able to get an in manager. Pieces through a doorway up stairs to the place. It's going, and then you lock it all together and make it into thing, but I feel your pain making a big thing and small space is not fun. Making outside as long as it's not raining. Yeah. Yeah. It was one back here. The mess manage the mess in the shop. Assistant. What insisted? That's. I leave a weight I'm like the devil. And Brad hates before and I've gotten used to, like, I'll pick this. Them. Pilots around in like this leave, but I'll do tomorrow. And I got I'm like, I'm jaded now, I guess I'm accustomed to putting things away. Yeah. No, it's just it is part of the job. I remember my dad would always say the job is not over until everything's packed up and put away, and I try to remember that. And I always forget, I think a lot of people have different processes for that. Some people love to clean up as they go. It's like a keeping a check some people like me will just leave stuff everywhere until it's done. And then when it's done the end of the project is cleaning it all up. And luckily, I have people that work with me that can help me do that. So I have a little extra hand in getting it done. But I don't like to go into the shop with a new idea with something that we wanna make. And then have to work around last week's mess. So I always try my best, and I'm not great at try to zero to get back set. You know recent two zero before you start the next thing, even if that takes an extra day or takes an extra little mount of time, it probably will make you more productive in, in the new thing that you're going onto thing I do from time to time. And now that I have more space. We have project table. So the table, if it can take a small project, that's not going to take up a big plus spot will keep a project on that table with some of the, the tools necessary on the bottom shelf, so that I could take a break from it, if I need to wait for a part or, and then get back to it and it's all on that table so that consider the table like a big pretty filing cabinets that object might trick is every tool has a home. And so, whether it's drawer, a cabinet or shelf that tool belongs in that particular spot, and woodworking, there's always downtime. So when it's easy to clean up because we know exactly when the school's going to go, and then, like, what Bob says we start new projects every Tuesday. I wanna start with a clean slate. It just feels like we're doing something new, we need. We, we don't want any barriers and it just not, not physical barriers. Stuffing in the way with a mental barrier of I gotta clean this up. Yeah. It is a mental straight on it. And I think this definitely applies to everyone. But I think in the case where we're creating content. The way the shop looks is part of the presentation and the pace that everyone who creates continent, any level, there's a pace that you set for yourself that you want to try to maintain an anytime, there's a stumbling block, or something, it's gonna slow you down or make the final presentation, not as ideal as you would like to be that's a problem in having a messy shop is, like one of those things that affects all of that stuff slows me down for sure. Yeah. Yeah. Overcoming your fear of new technology? The confronted. It's like you know. Got to put on your big boy, pants sit down at the computer and say, okay. And a good example is me learning Uson. I, I know various as saying, you know, Spanish, and, you know, say you could say Hello, was the bathroom. I don't know how to speak Spanish, if those are the only things I know, but that was like my that was my version of fusion. I could do two things though. I know how to use fusion. I really don't. So I sat down in January, and I went through the tutorial, even if it's redundancy, I said, you know what they have a sequence trying to get people to use the software. They set up a series of tutorials. So that's how I confront new technology, especially new software, I try and find the tutorials that they provide that gives you the basics. And so I sit down as a kindergartener learning to speak, you don't language. I live in wherever I am, and I go through let's one and it's obviously, like how to turn but I go through it. I just turn off what I think I know and go through it. So that's. Me, that's the best thing. And then another way of confronting new technology is a show like this, where full spectrum sitting there, and I could sit there and I could bug Nick and Walker about exactly how to use this new version of the software, and all I have those light bulb moments, I sit with shop, and, you know, the guys over there show me, this is the thing with. Oh, you, you have to do this trick. I'm like, no. I've been using the software for five years. I never even knew that existed. So that's a real good thing, too. And just the sit down here in the past. I've Curtis at Autodesk ask questions about how I do certain things. So take advantage of being out of show like this. I don't really have a fear of new technology. I embrace it. I have a fear of old technology. So I've been talking about getting into welding for two years. And I never I was just afraid because so many people know how to do it, and I don't, and I took a class, at my local art museum. And that instantly got me over that fear. That gave me the con. To do what I wanted to do. And so now that's my one hundred percent into welding, and, and metalwork. I was gonna say the same thing I give him a hard time about new technology. But I'm as afraid of machining as he was thirty printing short time ago. Right. It's, it's not new technology is a relative term. It's anything that you've not done new new to you knew exactly. And so the way that I find with that because I'm in the same spot with what they just said, I can't say I wanna learn how to take weld and sit down and learn how to take. Well, that's just not how my brain works. I need to say, I want to figure out how to attach Jimmy's phone to a bicycle and to do that. I have to take well, and so I need to learn how to take well that thing that thing he's like six phone so you can do that. This is his his texting. To grab a project that incorporates. The thing that I wanna learn that just gives me a little more investment. And that helps me learn it now, I think that's a shorter. It's a longer process to, to master something be good at it because you're only learning little bits here and there, but for me, that's just the way that I can learn something and captured, and keep it that's more rewarding because you made something that you need now and use that, that new technique, I have a little internal conversation that I often have is when I'm confronted with a new technology, three D printing, or Tamako, whatever I voice to stopping baby. You've come this far and it's I really think that might have stop being a baby just get over your fear. Just do it. You know. So I have that little psychological struggle in my and then. Okay, I'll stop. Eat a baby talking to myself. Anybody who listens to the after showed? No Jimmy just winds like a baby time doing it. Do it. Acuvue myself nowhere. Death making tools. I'm not good at that. I wish I knew how to make tools like okay, for instance, we were doing this wound carbon, and I don't have the correct tool that no carving tools whatsoever. Some like we use an angle grinder, and we can use a I don't know. Yeah. We're improving. Right. But part of that was me thing like what tool would actually do this, the scoop of the inside of the spoon better, what's the tool that people who knew what they're doing us in could I, make one of those now turns out that I couldn't make one of those in the time that we needed it to make those Poon's? But now I knew what that tool is. And so as I move forward and start to learn, like Waxman thing like that, that's a tool that I know that I don't have into probably easy enough to make and a great way to learn blacksmith thing, which goes back to the previous topic. Right. So that's one that I want to try to grab try to make is like a. One of these things I don't know. It's. Called. Making tools for me is, is always fun. I I've improvised, a lot of tools in the shop, a modified tools though. Some of my best videos put, like a clip on a hammer or put a clip on another man, everybody's got to go in my belt, and, but my is take a tool that I didn't really make kind of made it fashionable. And I'm happy for that. 'cause the fans really helped in that I made is pick for myself this wanted to keep one of my pocket and then pants on and say, hey, I want one to I never ever thought to market it until the fans asked. And so coming up soon I'm going to be making my night. In a razor blade. I made them in the previous videos, so the razor blade will be available. It's a big seven inch razor. Blade looks at the idea when Jaakko was playing with his knife. And so it's just a piece of steel, and I'm going to put it out there for people to play with, and I want, I'm going to keep it kinda raw because I want people to finish the job, I want people to, like, three D handles holders and sheets and whatever. So I'm going to sell the night really cheap. So people aren't afraid to use it. So that's a tool that I'm coming out. It's an individual thing, I don't always, like making tools as much as I like making things that I need or want around the house. For instance. I just watch Jeremy's video on making a belt rider. 'cause I really wanted to build grinder, and he's got a great. He's got a great set. A series of videos on there, and I was like, man that's gonna take me a long time. I'm fortunate enough where I think I'm just gonna go by the tool, so I can make the things that I wanna make. Yeah. I think I read into that on occasion, especially for bigger stuff. Right. Pretty printers are pretty good example, for me the first three burner. I got was a kit and it was cheap and that's where I got it. And I'm thinking, oh, this is great like I can put together a kit. I hated that. I hated the process of building the printer because. Put together your ex car. I ended up with a Renner month. I ended up with APR enter, and I would try to print with it, and it was terrible. Right. And so the work of building and printer is not building the printer. It's turning it into a printer making do its job that you wanted to do for me. Like David that's a huge waste of time. Like that's not. But at the same time, some people love that process, they went wanna do is build Matiz snakes, the band saw's, like many, we don't depend John highs, make everything they need. And you know, that's a challenge that they could make anything that's available to me. I'd rather spend my time as far as making tools and regard. If you're a young ten and you wanna make bandsaw, you'll learn unbelievable amounts. But when you forty years old, you're no time to make so you're going to buy one. Forty years old, by the way. All right. Well. Do what we do with the extra projects for me. I mean, the majority of things that we make are things that I need. Or what do you do? You can't do things like that. But most of the things are they fill in need within our house, or somebody know, or it's a thing that, like I mean, nobody needs an Optimus prime laster except for me. And so I did. And so most of the things kind of are born with the place for me. But actually, I was talking to call in firs. We were at we were in the UK recently. And he's there with this big display, like his, his jet bike, in his all this crazy stuff. And I'm like, what do you do with all this stuff? You can't ride at all. And he said, I don't know what to do with it. I can't get rid of it. And I've got two containers. A bunker full of vim. So I kind of the same problem until late around everywhere. So when a fan or a friend comes visit me they like, oh my God. And sometimes they take pictures, it's a lot of this laying around my show. I have two containers in my properties, a lot of it, sitting there, what are these days, I kinda fantasize about a gallery show of all of these various things a little monitor playing video where I created it. So that's, that's a fantasy and actually talked to somebody that you, heart institute a long time ago. I think that's where he worked was coming was indicating -taining that idea admitted Cincinnati made fifty more things so involved when they will happen, we just bought a bigger house. Toledo. Next. Most of us project. I guess I mean, if you looking at numbers, that would be my guitar that I made for Wycliffe the K forty-seven guitar. I guess as far as the most successful project. I don't know. I guess the most successful project would be my YouTube channel because that is like an endeavor to like in -veloping sucks in your home tie life. And so I would say that when people say what your accomplishment favorite project. I would say that. That's a beautiful answer. Yeah. Kind of cheat. My kids. For me. It's an ongoing one every year my wife and I retire our wedding rings, make new ones. I don't have mine on I am still married, though. But success is I'm defining success as something that's filling and say this fine, and so just making new rings and the challenge is trying to make something different every year. So that's most successful for me. I think that's really cool that you do that because it would be easy to, like, say. Well, I figured it out this year, so we're just going to do the same process with, like, oh, a different color, would this year would have been, but like everyone that you've done has been entirely different process with different materials. Yeah, that's really cool. It was that, when you build wedding rings out of would they don't last forever to. So your force to. I think this is off topic. But I think, you know, I will build things because I want to try to build them, and then they're done in, like, whatever I could never ever make another arcade. Cabinet I plan to never make an arcade game with the rest of my life, and be just fine. But, but I think it's really cool that, like you take a thing, and you, you continually refine it and come up with new ways to do it because that's something that I don't ever. Yeah. I just saw Adam Savage came to Toledo last week and he was he was reading an expert from he was reading part of his book. I think it was during the talk, and he's like, you know, it's all about iterating and redoing things making it better every single time. And that's the only thing that I keep doing over and over again and trying to make better time everything else, like I did not relate to that everything else is just like making it one time and then I move onto the next thing. Yeah. That's mostly how I am, as far as, like my successful stuff. I mean like from a view perspective on YouTube. My wouldn't Catanha has done incredibly well. Last time I looked it was eleven million, which is kind of bananas. Yeah. But before that it was the, the first secret door. We did. And I think between that one and the other secret that we recently did Joshua's house. Bills. I think are really successful for a few reasons one, I think they're they capture the imagination of people every person in the world wants to have a secret, you know, room in their house, everybody. So I think it's successful because it reaches a lot of people that way. And hopefully turns that crazy idea that could never actually happen into something that somebody goes okay like where in our house, can we do this? I think that's I call that success. That's pretty good. All right. Cable. Get five inches lower. The question is, how do we build a better table than this one right here Jimmy go? I love my new new to me the style that I make every time we to table we make a two by two inch to table. I take the measurements off the last one. I made so at by the time I retired you'll never happen, but within a year, I'm gonna have like four hundred of those tables, everywhere, everyone's gonna have a different project on it, or a different tool stuck. And so I do my two by two inch to with forage rolling locking wheels, and the bottom shelf, and we just made five more. So the total, I have is about twelve of them, maybe, and I need to make four more because some of the new project. So two years, he's gonna have a big blowout sale. Gene tables, everybody still tables to, to to, to. I'll take his answer. I don't have a better answer than then. Yeah. What else we get? Favorite videos of each other. We don't watch each other's video. Let's Sigonella signal. Come on. Bob video one where you made the nights at one time. No. One of the first ones I watched of yours way back and it's still one of my favorites. Just because I think it was it was like the like a connection moment where I was like, oh, I know who this guy is really good. And I remember, you know, you made a table where you took like slices of a tree, and you lay them all out. And then Ford something I don't remember exactly, but it wasn't a table and I was just getting into watching this type of stuff on YouTube, and I saw that video randomly. And it was like knew that guy like what no him. Oh, he's the brother from that show that actually build stuff than actually know John, but that was like a I remember that video specifically because it like I think that was the beginning of me getting into your videos, which connected to this whole thing, which is why on this stage right now. So that's when six. So Jimmy, it's, it's your blogs because before I met you you're kind of a mystery because your, your personality is not in the video. And that's that's the cool thing about your video is like you are a mystery. But then when in blogs, we hear you talk we get to feel the experiences in your, your feeling. And I really, really enjoy those and then Bob, it's your arcade cabinet because I've been wanting to build an arcade cabinet since you built, an arcade cabinet. I I remember watching Bob secret room on the first one and I was like, wow, this guy's really got going on. This is just the same reason. You just said how the rooms like mystery and I was like, this is gonna let's like hydrate videos. And, and the way I met, Dave, I typically make something and I'll make something. And then most often be floor. I make it I research to make sure I'm not gonna make exactly the same thing somebody else. But in this case, I made the shops tools and I made pretty much similar to the way you made yours. And so, I reached out to David, I just wanna just kind of parallel thinking I made something similar that I just released. But I don't want to think that, you know, I copy you get you cry. Give you credit. I hope I. I blocked you like. That's how we met and it's funny when I first saw videos, I was like, oh, man, this guy's got going on. And you kind of new at that time. And I but it's when I saw because of the, the drug would work branding and also I love when you did the use of videos. Those are always great and everybody misses those already miss day would do the woodwork review. No pressure. But I remember like feeling like the millier warm like drinking woodwork like oh yeah. This is that guy. Then I'm like, I never heard of this guy. Like the way you branding was, like, so familiar welcoming. I think David's I it's not a specific video. But like I know that you are an artist and you wanna do your art stuff. And I know a lot of other people like your shop projects and things like that. But I understand why. Because when I think of shop project, I think of, like I have to build the fastest cheapest two by four thing to put some another thing he on. And he does shop projects that are like beautiful pieces of furniture, and there's like walnut everywhere and then like three on tours and I'm like me, very jealous when I do, like walnut faces like count Kaunda's amazing and you'd like made it slide across the bar and everything I look at that. Thank you, where I live. We have a great resource for plywood and walnut. Plywood is in some it's, it's, it's called shop grade walnut. Plywood. And it's actually cheaper the Baltic Birch. No joke. So when people give me crap for using won't apply for my shop furniture. Here's the link. This is where I get my stuff. I'm cheap. All right. We got. Hobbies outside of making this is everything. All my hobbies make it to the video. I when I make something where I don't get paid. That's my hobby. That's anything that I don't do video on mine is printing. I love obviously I really getting into printing, and the mechanisms of behind ancient printing antique printing. I just bought a my Washington hand press, which showed on Instagram a little bit. I'm going to get into machining and so I like my hobbies bring me into other disciplines. So rescuing machines I guess as hobby. Yeah. Any hobby that I picked up I put it in the videos. There's, there's something about sharing what I'm learning. And what I'm doing does really satisfies me. I think I honestly don't have any and that sounds really sad. I understand. But I think part of like. Part of being a business owner and like doing this type of thing is you have to at least for time through most of yourself out, and I've, I've set aside a lot of things in the past that I enjoyed temporarily. I don't really play music anymore, but I would love to I there's just a few things like that, that are temporarily just not in play. And I hope that's not always the case. I think there's a, there's a way to start your business and grow it to the point where you can back off and let it live a little bit. And that's kinda wear them out right now. I think three your journey incredible journey just for years is going to be one thing, that's gonna like book you, and you don't you don't even aware. Yeah. I mean there's a bunch of things that I would like to give back to doing. But right now, the thing that actually makes me as excited as a hobby would to most people is the work. You know what I mean? If you have a boring day job, you're like, I can't wait to get home and build model trains, or whatever your hobby is. And I'm like, can't wait to go to work. So I mean you know, same thing. I guess. All right, Jimmy. Any newer creators that we want to kinda lift up and shout out to oh, man. There's so many. That's really hard to do on the spot. One is right there. Michael on. Go ahead and get embarrassed, Michael. This guy we met we met him. I don't know three four years ago. Something quite a while ago at one of these events for years ago in. He's an incredible artist. And he's, he's real unbel- and just come on. Hey, dude in these, like we're like, what do you do? He's like, he's like sculptures at a these amazing animal sculptures at a bit. Would that look like the sounds gross, but they look like you skinned a rabbit, and you can see the inside of a rabbit, but it's made out of your would include a for any also makes incredible furniture. Excellent videos, and all this other stuff super undervalued, right there. That's my, my pick. I love the, the I I mean I can't call out anyone. I mean miles one person that comes to mind? But the young, the young young guys that come to me that a fourteen I spoke to somebody else's name escapes me the young girl Hayden. I hope I'm saying the name practicing. The young guys that are just starting career because I remember personally at thirteen fourteen years old, experimenting hiding putt fingers for my parents, so they don't. Bombing the shop, because I cut out half my fingertip, and I'm hiding. So I remember that age experimenting with machines. And you know, hiding the broken tools for my dad was supposed to talk to them. So I remember experimenting that whole sense of discovery. So when I see somebody that's thirteen fourteen twelve years old. It's just so exciting. I try to imagine what it would have been like, for me at that age, if I had to and all the resources in the instead of just know that, that one guy that's high on bond all the time in mid town, that knows how to like, fix bender because that's what it was, like, when I was growing up like these guys want, my heroes, because they could change a Fender, or fix flat or do these things. But now these guys have U2. to just learn anything and of course, now I do too. But if I had it when I was thirteen I can only imagine where I'd be now I don't have a good example, right on the spot. But something that's really important to me is too. I try to my picks of the week. I try very hard to do people who don't look like me, like old white straight dudes. I try I want the community to be welcoming to everybody. So I'm doing my best to make sure everybody is, as welcome. And the community is open, which the community is amazing, by the way. Yeah, that's a really good sentiment. That's a big thing. Important thing. I remember for sure. Because I mean, you know, we're, we're three white dude beards. Right. And. We're extremely blessed to be in a position where we do. It's like it's like fifteen body doubles. The community. And so much more than that. And so we're in a really awesome position to be able to lift up people, don't get the representation, they need. So we can do that. Even though I recommend it away with a beard, Missouri. Guys, guys pile from our buildings tile was building my building, and I was like so many people would say you guys do it a hang on to hang out. And so on the rainiest night in October. We did at hang out at my shop guys with driving from five and six hours away and then like the evening was go really well. And like all tiles, fans came and guys at didn't know me that for Kyle guys that know me and a lot of crossover. So that might have been fifty sixty guys, my shop that I tell brought over some catered food and stuff, we had a really nice night, and like I look back and like all the guys that would have to me roll out of shape. They looked like nerds at all the guys with. But it looked like a football team. 'cause they're all guys that frame houses all day long all the guys like me like hiding their basement making stuff like from their wives. It was. So as the Kaga looked looking all you guys action figures all my guys like they should have stopped exercising ten years ago. All right. What are we got another? Yes, they've awesome hat on by the way favorite products, build with materials. Oh man. I I'm I loved it work with a lot of different types of stuff. Right. But I honestly think. Would is probably the first thing that comes to mind question like that just general would because it's so accessible. It's so much easier to work with than anything else. If you have the expertise to work with metal awesome. But there's a learning curve. You can cut a piece of wood with another piece of wood. If you push hard enough. Right. So it's, it's easy to work with. It's, it's easy accessible. Nikki probably both at the same time. Anyway. I think I think woodworking is a great way to get into it, and it's a great thing that you can use for a bunch of different types of projects different types of output. And I honestly think that's why woodworking is a commonality between a whole bunch of different maker channels. A lot of people have specialties in something in this, and that, or they have an interest in this, or that and almost everybody touches woodworking, somehow and that's because, you know it's accessible. It's, it's also there are twenty ways to coulda piece, would you can use a table. Saw band saw a jigsaw. There's only one way to well, two pieces of metal together. So I think that's would is definitely my favorite and what is the most acceptable accessible. I like working with metal because when you. Well, it's done. The way for the clamps. You actually don't even eat if you like this. The problem is it. You still have to wait for it to cool. I keep burnin myself I can't get in my head that closure on and it's still high. Yeah. We have five minutes. So let's five minutes. Yeah. The most inspirational person in my life. That I don't. Well, my dad, I mean, but he knows I come all the time. But if there's somebody that I don't think I mean, I don't think my mother Nuff because my mother's like so not meeting. You know, my mom is just my mom is my mom. She's like everything's cool. You should be really proud yourself. You're doing a great job. And my dad's always like, how did it go? Did everybody like you did every know? So I got a conflict reminded my dad everything's good. But my mother is just so easy going. So I mean my parents really set me up. Well, so I that's, that's what I'd have to say. Mine's. I guess, cheesy whatever my wife, I tell her thank you on occasion. But he's right there. I mean, honestly, like there's thank you is not enough right for the amount of support and opportunity. She is giving me to be able to do the stuff that I do. She's never questioned it once. She's never worried about with we were going to make it living on a YouTube income. She's never you know she's amazing and I can say thank you thousand times, and it wouldn't be enough. And that's the Oscars. She. I'm lucky enough to have my grandfather, with me. So I can think him and I do he's ninety is going to be ninety seven years old in July, and he's a woodworker. He is in his shop every single day where it's not below freezing making crosses and furred houses and houses. He is my number one inspiration, my dad passed away two years ago. And since then, I've, I've really gotten close with my grandfather, and just really respect him, not only as a woodworker, but he is the kindest, most of mazing person in the world. He's the opposite of me. He doesn't like attention. He's he does things out of the kindness of his heart. I do kind things too. But he lives to do kind things for his little town, that he lives in. He's and I was looking up to a quick story two years ago, I went. Ask them. Hey, can I do a little vial about you? He's like, no, I don't. Why would you do that? And then a local paper kind of picked up on what he's doing and he got a little bit of that fame enjoyment. And he's like, okay, now let's shoot that bio that you wanna do. And I, I made a little a little movie about it, and my and I'm so glad I got the into so. Yeah. That was really special. The you should definitely check out that video. But his grandfather, I think we're about out of time creeks, one word question. Or do one more if we were starting YouTube channel tomorrow. What would we do differently? Is that right? Everything. Yeah. It incident involving and that's a cheap answer. I guess, but it's an bombing thing that honestly, I don't know what I would do today because we've all been on this platform in this doing this thing for long enough that we started in an entirely different place. I don't know that I could personally give any kind of a recommendation as to how to do it. Now other than just like, we always say just do it. And in Morrow figure out what you have to. Do differently and just keep doing the Priebus don't really hop on trends, too much. And we make what we wanna make. So I had to start tomorrow. I'll just make. Fidget spinner. With the fidget spinner video. So give us I heard there. I heard they're really big right now. Got gonna spend like what orpheum specimen job does. I'll put it into title, just the win whether it doesn't who cares. Yeah. I think no matter what form you're on. No matter win. It is how it changes the first thing is doing it so that you can realize how bad that thing is. And then you can do better. And that's what we do. I mean, that's what me and the, the guys that work with me. That's what we do every single time we try to make it better than the one before. You gotta just started this any any advice. Anybody thinking about becoming a content creator, because we're on the content greater stage. You just gotta start. Don't wait for the perfect moment. And don't wait for the perfect storm the perfect program, the purpose. There are a lot of guys out there doing successful channels with an iphone with I'm moving. You don't need all this fancy stuff. What you need is just the termination and good idea that comes through a lot of the younger guys and a lot of the older guys. So that's what's infectious. Not the slick, not the slickness the, the emotion. We're going to time we, we somebody came up with the idea of doing a pick of the week. But something that's here at the show. Okay. Solving rubik's cube. Has mine is the tables that are over there with the with the, the ball bearing that makes the art in the sand. Coming to mind is the is the CNC router pogo ball shooter frost bone. That is just so much goes into that big into the way and it's like no big deal. But when you stop and look at the engineering, and that and I spoke to the guy that engineered it I wish I could not, which whose name but juices giveaway at a show. There is a tremendous amount of work don't want into that. And if you get a chance, go look at the abbey seen I would say, at the end of this aisle, we're going to be over there. Hanging out. We love to talk to you. Thank you so much for your and in an hour, me and my team, we'll be back up here. If you wanna hang out in here about how we make videos as a team. We'll be back here. Thank you guys. Thank you, next. Next. Jimmy. We'll be I love you. Thank you. Oh, the after show is going to happen under the table.
The Freelancers Guide to Managing Your Money| Lilac Bar David
"It's so good to be with you during these last few days of twenty twenty this year has been unlike any we've known before and when it comes to earning money freelancing has taken over the world in fact according to a recent statistic twelve percent of the us workforce started freelancing just since covid and there are in total about fifty seven million freelance workers in the us. You might actually be one of them but listen. Here's what you need to know about freelancing managing your money from taxes to savings and everything in between can be really tough so on this episode alive akbar david co founder and ceo of lily the all in one banking app designed just for freelancers is sharing tips and tricks. Uni to know as a freelancer to manage your money easily at effectively. You're listening to millennial money with award winning money expert and serial entrepreneur. Shana come to game. We flip the script on the old school approach to everything. 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So if you haven't listened go to the show notes. I'll make sure and link it up there. But the point is freelancing and site hustling or whatever you wanna call it. It's here to stay in fact. I actually think it's probably going to become the norm and not a bad thing having a side. Hustle or freelancing is such a great way to dramatically. Change your finances but take it from me. Someone who has been freelancing inside hustling for. I had to really think about this. But i it is almost two decades. The money stuff can be really tough and there's so many questions like how much do you put away for taxes. And how do you say when you don't know exactly how much you're gonna make. And how do you figure out what you can and can't deduct off your taxes and probably a million more questions but thanks to technology and mobile banking apps like lily. They're doing the work for you. Which i just secretly am really in love with. But i'm gonna let lilac tell you more about lily and just what. You need to know as a freelancer so you don't have to sweat all the money stuff. Let's jump into the show. We're talking about One of my favorite subjects. Which is entrepreneurship freelance. I tell people. I've been really an entrepreneur. I think since birth. Yeah haven't really known anything different. And it's just what i relate to. You always always coming up with ideas. Seeing everything is sort of a solvable challenge if you will. But i'm curious from your perspective you. What do you think draws people to being an entrepreneur or freelancer. What is the enticement. I think it's definitely about the freedom like you. Think about the word freeman says. It's all about freedom so you can control your time. You can control your customer base. Whatever you wanna do whatever you love to do. So i think it's all about the balance between work and life that you can do whether it's working from home or format it and a small office. I think overall it's about being an independent worker right and i think you hit the nail on the head that word of freedom i think for so many people. I think that's why we're seeing movements in Whether it's the fire movement or people wanting to start all sorts of different if you want to call them side hustles or whatever they might be around. The world is is people are really. I think embracing this idea of of balancing life and and I'm curious about your perspective. But i think we used to be around the world a society that was just like you got work work work at the same job for however many years and then you stop working and maybe a live a few more years and then life over with and i think new generations. Maybe it's technology is really coming in and changing that. Definitely i think you millennials. They get it from their point of view. They saw their parents working very hard and not having a lot of balancing their lives. And i think you know they wanted to do things differently. I think the also expressed their concerns from economic point of view because they saw all of those different prices in the history and they didn't want to be just dependent on one source of income. So they wanted to take back control and not just on on balancing time and so on but also about their income their money and and if you look generations even even better there so like definitely day oil for independent work. They'll for diversification of income and darryl full balanced in general. Yeah absolutely and i think you know this year has been really rough so many of my friends who are entrepreneurs are freelancers are struggling in certainly in. Different industries are affected differently. What are some of the pain points that you see freelancers face when it comes to their personal finances like where are those sort of land. Mines that pop up. So i think it's definitely a challenge and a lot of people. Would they move to five to become an independent whether it's an addition to important job or full time freelancers data and understand what it means to manage own business so there is a lot of aspects that you have to think about and from just working or service and then having a customer base getting paid a managing through your expenses and pay no taxes and so as the phones like they'll lot of aspects that you have to take care of in addition to actually doing whatever you left to best so when you think about it from our point of view was about how can we. How can we face those challenges. How can be be supportive. How can we empower those answers so we can just try to do everything florida when they will just do the thing so allow them a struggling boys you know tracking their expenses whether those are deductibles or not and you know some of them are just keeping receipts in a box and losing track of all of those different items and losing money so you know they're using money from taxes point of view and also when we face some of them which was really interesting they could be very very very an economic point of view very educated but they don't wanna invest the diamond effort so like by the end of the year. They have no clue how much income they made. What is the the overall amount of taxes they have to pay. And did they save money aside to pay those taxes and so on and so forth so a lot of different challenges that they're facing alone is a business and i think the the the maybe beautiful part of of what you've created with with lily is that technology has been able to help an entrepreneur. Freelancer do all of those things and a much a much better way. Where do you think the role of of technology has come. Come into to enhance this Managing everything for entrepreneurs and freelancers. I think it's it's definitely about simplicity. So how can we build a product that can actually work for you and you don't feel it. You have to work for the product which is something. Did not edgy can offer. If you design it correctly and you understand the use case and what you customers would love to do and what they hate to do and for modern view at like if you take back like ten years ago. Everybody wanted to create the best app. The best solution for a specific pain blamed. So you had the best for investing and then the best app for expense management and then the best app for tax filing and and just a one man as a freelancer had to handle all of those different aspects of of those applications and pay individually and aggregate all the data. And so on which means that you have to work for the product and when we generated lilly and we thought about the concept. We thought that it's a one man show. And we have to generate. Just a product fits all of the different challenges in one solution so you don't have to pay. Visually don't have to work but defin- and defend up in different products. Have just everything just one place and also it was about. How do we make sure that you have an enjoyable experience. So if you have to log into an application once a month and go through a lot of different lines and expenses and soho new hate it and for more benefit about how we create experience that you would actually love to do when you feel like. You don't have an effort of doing that on a normal basis. It's just fun and simple and it keeps you back on troll and and it's and it's so easy so you would actually enjoy using it and i think what i love about that as as an entrepreneur myself. I know that you are when. You're a freelancer entrepreneur. Your job is to create stuff for to solve problems. And so your mind is is all over the place and when you think about money so many entrepreneurs and freelancers like that's the piece that somewhat falls apart because you're right like it's all scattered around and you've got you've got all of these different pieces you're trying to manage in somehow money. Just it's important but it. I'd always those tasks like always fall by the wayside. You mentioned taxes which is obviously a big one for entrepreneurs freelancers or anyone. Who's making for extra money. I from your from your research in from like putting lily together. Are there any like typical. If you will money mistakes that you see freelancers or entrepreneurs make definitely think in on about paying attention to all of those details that you have to know when you managing a business so one of the things that we saw all across is the fact that people don't save for taxes so many hits the account they have money they counted. Just spend it but not all of that. Is there you know some of it. Is you know he's dubai taxes. So one of the biggest mistakes is not saving for taxes and by the end of the year you actually have to borrow money to pay taxes or if you had an investment you know break that you know the to pay taxes so that main point which is so easy to solve and that is why we created the tax bracket which is medically set aside a percentage and whatever income hits the account will take data specific. And move it into the bucket. So you will always your true balance so if you have a balancing account it saves to spend it because you know you only put aside to taxes. And you're not institution that you don't have money by the end of the year to pay that another issue. Is you know knowing how the different items that you can deduct as a financer and there is a difference between one occasion to another so. What we are trying to do is is i to help you. Make sure that you track everything. So you never received. You never lose an expanse. Because it's all in real time you swipe the card realtor mattingly categorized transaction and you. The thing we have to do is tell us if it's workable life it's personal business and we invest not in content. So we wanna make sure that you have all of those different resources so you will be aware of. What can you did act. And what can't you and you know we want to help you maximize deductibles in and in order to do that in in a lot of content to help you by the end of the year saving data because nobody likes to pay taxes more than they should yes exclamation mark on that one wanna go back to taxes in just a second but you talk about deductions which is also really important are there any Like overlooked deductions that. You see a lot of people forget that they can actually take that as a deduction but you know it's it's common that people forget about deductions in general so like you know the normal stuff. But then you wanna go into the details so like expenses on software that you can deduct ore emmett whether it's travel for specific conference which now can be visual and and so on so like with different occupations. We have created a special edition on our blog and they also the content is available within the app so within every special a occupancy you have those specific deductibles that are dedicated for that specific segment. And we wanna make sure that you're aware or we are giving a lot of different examples so you connect is saw that young member that yet that's deductible so i need to make sure that i don't forget that end zone as opposed to like don't so much you have to know and especially now during covid that was so many different resources that were available to freelancers and nobody could even track all of those different resources. So we saw job of actually empowering the freelances educating them and making sure that they don't fall into you know all the steps and making sure that they are aware of those different resources that are available for them. That's so important and you're so right it's it easy to the are so much information i should say at you. That it's hard to keep it all straight. So i love that you. You pulled out altogether and you're really helping freelancers figure that out going back to taxes really quick so the tax bucket. How does it figure out because this is a question. I get quite often. How does it figure out what is the correct percentage that you should put aside for taxes there some general rules around that or how are you deriving that you don't need to spend a ton of money to reconnect with yourself. You can start to improve nearly every aspect of your life with your phone and a little head space head. Space is your daily dose of mindfulness in the form of guided meditations. In easy to use app. I myself have been using had space for over a year now and has helped me sleep. Better be better focused more and truly be a better version of myself. Head space is one of the only meditation apps advancing the field of mindfulness meditation through clinically validated research. 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This is the best deal offered right now. Head to head. Space dot com slash. My money today is tuesday and that means it's time for another ask. Shana this one comes from taylor. Hello been listening to your podcast for a few weeks now and i really love how open and honest. You are about talking about money because it's caused me nothing. Budding zaidi and stress. And i'm slowly starting to have a better relationship with my money and having open conversations with my money so thank you. My question is my husband. And i have a lot of credit card debt and were tackling first before we save for our next step in our lives once. The cards are paid off. Is it true that creditors close accounts. If you don't use them we have about twelve cards between the two of us. And i don't want to pay them off just to use them again. Please help thank you taylor. I'm so excited to have you join us on the podcast. And i'm even so excited to just hear that you're slowly starting to get in a better relationship with your money. It takes time it took me years to get the whole mindset thing down around money to understand how powerful that was to achieving my goal. So if you're already getting it. You're like an ace student and this is a great question and really a much debated one. I've seen it hit or miss with people especially if they have a lot of credit cards but they have zero dead if they do end. Up cancelling your card. I suggest calling them immediately and seeing if you could get your credit line reinstated. If that's what you wanna do. Many companies will do this. But you kinda gotta be on top of it and once they end up closing it to just of wade. This whole like cancellation altogether. I suggest just put some a regular activity on your card. You could space it out but it doesn't have to be much about putting your netflix. Hulu subscription fees on the card or things that could be easily paid off every month like a simple coffee visit or gas each month like little tiny expenses but that will just show the creditors that you're still accessing that credit line which at the end of the day. That's what they want. They want to just to get in the position where you're so tempted that you end up putting more credit card debt on because again the battle. They make their money and they're not really looking out for you. So i want to look out for you and a lot of this journey about mindset and paying off debt and then getting to the place where you're not going to get back in debt is really reframing the way you think about spending money maybe the what you attached to the things that you buy. I mean this is a whole other. Ask shana question but just a couple of things for you to keep in mind again. I always say like just put something small on the card that you can pay off because this program's your mind that you can pay it off without any interest charges and you're of training your brain to realize that this is only going to be the charge every month on this card. That's it meaning. You're you're sending a message that hey brain weren't using this card for anything else. This is what we're using it for raising it just to keep this line of credit open and all of these little brain tricks. They may seem really silly but they are effective. Because if you look at how habits in patterns are developed it's these little little tricks over and over and over again again. If you decide not to use your cards just make sure that you check your credit score regularly. You can stay on top of these credit lines when maybe they might be cancelled and then you can get a feel for how this might impact your score. I think a lot of people get really really nervous because obviously one of the factors of your credit score is the amount available credit versus them out used so of cards start canceling it starts shrinking that ratio and potentially could really dragged down your credit score but it also depends on what season of lifer in. Maybe you're in at a time right now where you don't need to use a lot of credit and if some of those cards go away maybe it's okay. Maybe it still leaves you in a good position with your credit score and then when you need to access more credit maybe you open another card or who knows i mean. There's lots of ways to slice and dice. This but really. At the end of the day i just want to send you a big congrats that if you're on this journey to pay off your cards. It's a huge achievement and any encouragement that i can give you to just keep going little by little. I certainly want to do that for you. So hey listen. If you haven't ask sean. A question just like taylor. It's super easy. Head on over overton link in the show notes or you can head to our website. M money podcast dot com. And you'll find the ask sean spot right on. Our homepage will be tackling an astronaut. Every tuesday and i wanna help answer your question. So it's actually a great question because we are just saying releasing a feature in. I think it's gonna be next week that we will help you. Decide on the percentage for now we we have a default and you can change that but what we have introduced to the product by now. Is it television experience that you tell us how much income you're gonna make expecting to make within the coming year and we only know and some of the deals like your state and so on so and we just can't quit base on on the tax brackets how much percentage you have to keep an you know. Always keep on the best side like maybe a little bit more. She'll be on the safe side right. Safe sites always good talking about tax. How prizes no. And i've too many people have had surprises. You know the panic. Look on their face. There's nothing worse than like. wait i what. Yeah th that is never never a good moment so then how would you if you're if you're an entrepreneur freelancer or let's say you have a separate accountant or cpa. How does that. Then factor into using lilly so in what we wanna do is make your life easier. So even if you're working with an accountant you have to. You know. I can get all of the data for him. So you know your monthly income. The expenses the categories seats and so on so what we have generated is on a quarterly basis. You will get a report from us. We don't have the the finitum so on a monthly basis your income the different expenses all the be categorized to the right a irs category. And so on. So the only you have to do is just mail daily content. That specific report. And you're done. It saves so much time and probably money to end of the war. A lot of people are actually feed begging us. I'm saving on my taxes. I'm so happy. Like saving texas made people so happy. It's incredible yeah. I spent a lot of money every month on my count to just does my taxes so any amount of money that you can save i think is is always always a win I curious because you have this. Great like background and fintech in an startups. And you're obviously female. And you know that's a little bit of a tough market to be in Is there any lessons. You can share with us that you've learned working with startups bring lily to life that You think maybe any other especially female entrepreneurs out there needs to now. I think first about drain you have to dream big and you have to be connected after love the product. You wanna make communion backed so the bigger the impact with the better he goes and also it's about the people want the culture like if you're working on and five but the company that will have a positive impact on the world. Make sure that you have the right people with you. That showed that dream and show that that values those values and indiana. It's gonna be a long ride and it's not an easy one so make sure they have. You know those people around you that support you and believe in the goals and you know wake up every morning with did that. Specific goal to change the world so going back to where we are in the world right now with covert and so much uncertainty. Why do you think that that now is really the moment where the financial industry it needs to. You know up show support. Freelance workers really help this. This niche of workers. I think if you look at this this ticks quality delta. Us workforce started understanding just from the beginning of covid so people in in some cases it's out of necessity in other cases is about diversity finder sources of income not just being dependent on one employer and making sure that they are. They have a stable economic financing and phone that point of view. So so i guess you know. In in my opinion if if the future of worked for the us economy's financing. We should do our best to support them in everywhere not just about. Ben came outta categories. That are important like insurance which is not offering but definitely something that we are trying to make sure that they they have resources and knowledge and saving for pension so like that a lot of different aspects of products that were built for nine to five worker and as the economy changes in the vomited shifts. All does from products have to act that aspects of of. I'm an i'm an independent worker. What should i do. Yeah what do you think the future of of the freelance industry is going to be. Obviously the next probably six months we're going to be dealing with the much of the same but once we sort of roll out of covid. Hopefully you have a majority of the world vaccinated. Do you think there will still be the growth in the freelance industry. I believe so because if you look at the the overall aspects of working from home and the fact that people were exposed to defend benefits of working from home. I think that day will choose fines in as a main source of income. But if they do that. In addition i think it gives them disability. That gives them the empowerment. And it's an on ride and overall the that's specific economy has evolved like at the beginning. It was called gig. Economy and gig was something moles of the niche and now a of to the freelance economy. Which is all about independence empowerment fredo and so on. So even if you look at just that specific warding on side hustles to freelance. And so on. I think it's here to stay. I think it's changing the way that we are seen work in in the future. I think you're right. And i think so many people now who have been working at home and maybe they've picked up other things on the side or maybe not maybe they just are working at home and are really enjoying the benefits of this of working kind of their own schedule. Whatever it may be. I i see a lot. More people embracing this idea who previously thought. Oh i i'm not freelancer. I don't have those skills. I don't have that talent. So i definitely agree with you. I think that We're gonna move far more in that direction and technology is really helping that movement go forward. I mean it's exciting to think about. Even if we even go back maybe five years ago right. There weren't these apps and companies and technology to help people really manage their money and and that is all changed definitely thinking overall consumer say they appreciate it. They are willing to try new products and they trust you. Hope that within that specific journey. And i think that's amazing because it gives so many people different opportunities that they were not exposed to those opportunities before and everything else is changing. So why not the future of work. I i agree with you so much. And i even thinking back to a few years ago when i was looking for a business. Baking cat like an online bank account. I honestly had a really tough time finding it finding one. And i think that's what's exciting about. Louis is your only providing the great very needed service. But you're have all these other benefits that are really important for entrepreneurs so other than the tax bucket end You know a few other things we talked about. Are there any other great features about lily that we should know about. Yeah we're definitely working. On some amazing features one of them is going to be an emergency top 'em in emergency fund bucket. So we want to help you save. Not just what access. But also for the unexpected. And we're going to do that very very fun and different way so we. We are definitely looking at how we be. Supportive of fifty Financial challenges that you're facing on a day to day routines and how could be generally products. That will help you face those challenges in a different way in a better way in easy way so that is one thing that is coming up. Soon and the sony different features we are trying to look at all the different aspects off of of your day to day routines as an independent worker and looking on the different products that we could build to support your new pirate within that specific audience. We also just recently two weeks ago. We listed a handbook with all of those different resources which is available on our website. You can download the handbook and it has soon in a financial off of becoming independent in maintaining your freelance business on taxes and expenses in work like balance and and insurance and pension and so on so that could definitely an amazing resource for everybody to to have like read it and go back to it whenever you have questions. Hopefully off the answers out there. And i think it's a the only place that i know of that. Aggregate all those different and resources together making sure that you are aware of those different aspects of maintaining your business and you take back control from that one event. While i'm sold i mean anything that makes life easier entrepreneur. I am all about so. I like to end each interview with Three favorite money questions. So i'd love to just get your responses so number one i just. I'd love to know. What is your favorite money tip that you think everyone needs to know. Keep track of everything so be always aware and know where you stand and what our goals and save for it. What about a favorite thing you do if you had unlimited resources what would you be doing with your with your life. Oh traveling. I love exploring different countries cultures. It's amazing to see how people leaving in different aspects so definitely traveling traveling on. Yeah i'm itching to get back to traveling. I miss it so much is crazy. I miss it. Covid gave us so many different challenges. And we're facing it to what they one right right. Yeah i guess if that's the worst thing that we face not being able to travel at the end of the day that's probably not so bad. Well why like this has been so so fantastic. Tova listeners where they can go to connect with lily and sign up if they're interested definitely so go to. www dot clearly l. i. l. i. dot co and get started. I so wish. 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Ordering online groceries has gotten easier
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Fourth Tuesday of June Intro
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BOX243: Geriatric Gymnastics
"What follows may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. Full of stories. Stories of mysteries. Of Curiosities. Join. An through Gilligan Tov for the strange. The boozers! The unexpected. As. The LID and wash asleep you inside. The box. ODDITIES! When did you start by addressing this whole Chernobyl versus Chernobyl raging issue? Was a threat on the free Speights. Wasn't it cute how jethro pronounced Chur Neil. Let me explain why I did that before. You think I'm just frigging, idiot, okay. A number of years ago, I was asked to record the audio for a report about the disaster at Chernobyl. which is how I pronounced it and they kept sending it back to me, saying no, no, you need to pronounce it. Churn Noble Chernobyl is just the way that Americans. Say it. It's burrito versus Burrito. Okay so I re cut it and I sat it in young everything was was fine and. Years went by and every time. I would hear somebody. Say Chernobyl in my mind I. would laugh you idiot. Come to find out I'm the idiot. ever since then I've called at Chernobyl, but it's actually kind of a hybrid of Churn Noble and Chernobyl. The Ukrainian pronunciation is. Something like Chernobyl bill or I don't know anyway so that's the story behind that apparently I've been really smug for a number of years for no reason at all. You know it happens plus I've been really distracted because I can't get the lyrics from Hamilton out of my head. Oh my Gosh! It's infection I woke up this morning. We we Mona Meizhou Paddle. Lafayette the Lancelot of the revolutionary set like that every morning. Yeah now every morning I wake up with a different song from the Hamilton Soundtrack in my head. What is it right now data? The. that. Yeah, it's been haunting us for days. Fuck you Hamilton for being so off. You Go I. My love what you got for me. I want to tell you about athlete Joanna. She was born in. In most and wait a minute. It was in your voice. I'm not having with this mispronouncing thing anymore. Just going to get other people to record audio for me. I'm just GONNA INSERT IT and we'll pretend like it's just me saying it is that our live show road manager amber it is, it is which by the way it's her birthday today, and she's a treasure, and it's almost like she's a gift to all of us on her birthday. Amazing Anyway. Hearing her voice every time. The that name comes up now that yes, the place. Where Joanna was born, though I only say at once, so that's it that's it okay. Good enough, probably a lot of other words. I should have had her record, but I didn't all right, so Joanna began practicing gymnastics when she was nine. She appeared in her first gymnastics competition in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four in nineteen, forty-five. She finished her. In one thousand nine hundred. You just mispronounced the word job. In nineteen forty-five, she finished her job training as gymnastics coach, and she moved to Watson fails where she started to train for handball, so after World War Two when then East Germany discouraged individual sports, they promoted team sports instead, so in fact, gymnastics was banned by the Allied Control Council. Side Note, this was not the first time. Gymnastics was banned in Germany Frederick Ludwig John was born in Seventeen, seventy, eight. He was called the father of gymnastics. He invented the parallel bars, the rings, the balance, being the horse and the Horizontal Bar, which became standard equipment for gymnastics, so he also supported a liberal freethinking German society, and in the political reactionary climate of eighteen nineteen, he became under suspicion for his outspoken views and strong influence on youth, so government arrested him, closed his gymnastics club and imprisoned him for almost a year, and because the politics and the sports were so intertwined, they actually banned gymnastics. That's insane. The ban was revoked in eighteen, forty two, but. Then again after a World War Two because the again, the British American and French believe that education could be used to promote democracy in Germany, and because the physical education and sporting was so much a part of that strong Nazi influence during the Third Reich. Again sports they felt had to be kind of rebuilt from the ground up, so between nineteen, forty, five and fifty in Germany. The whole system of sporting was rebuilt. Joanna actually became very successful handball, winning the eastern, German. Championship in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty four. Eastern German Handball Championship, it just. Twitter bio struck me as funny. In, nineteen fifty, she started to study at university, and afterwards she trained coaches and Co authored a gymnastics textbook in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, three, Joanna, married to fellow gymnast coach Gerhard Costs and they had three daughters now at that time she was pretty unable to commit herself to sport because of her responsibilities as a wife and a mother, however after her kids got grown, she still had this passion for physical activity and gymnastics was legal now so hey, why not return to the sport in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, two when she was fifty seven. Shut up! That's amazing. I wonder what it was like. During the time that gymnastics was illegal like you'll be out on the street and somebody likes you. WanNa, buy a pummel horse. I, think that. Is a tough term to use. Because from my understanding, you're still allowed to like practice and learn, but there were numerous competitions, so she's fifty seven and she's re entering the gymnastics world. Right away. She started entering gymnastics competitions. She had committed her life to to fitness and being a well-balanced in her diet and exercise. She was always into hiking and things like that, so she was still physically fit. She was not the type of fifty seven year old woman. You would often find at like. RV resort in Florida, so she's entering these gymnastics competitions and she also worked with a gymnast who competed in the nineteen sixty four summer Olympics, so she had a good base for success. She worked in gymnastics. She and her husband were both coaches She had good connections shortly after her return to gymnastics, she went onto win the seven turn on sport fest dirt in Lipstick. LEAP LEAP ZIG whereas amber. When you need odd Dang it. She talked an interview about her proudest moment in gymnastics, it was in two thousand nine. She was eighty four years old and she was competing in this championship, and there was no one in her age group. Wait wait wait. She was talk, and she's eighty four, and she was competing, or she was eighty four, and she was talking about competing impeding at the age of eighty four holy Shit, and there was no one else in her age group, so they put her in the lower bracket with the seventy to seventy five year old age group and she still won by a point. That's incredible. By Two Thousand Twelve John had one at the German Senior Championship an unprecedented Eleven Times Unreal April Twelfth Twenty Twelve Joanna goes to Italy and performs, and her world record was certified by Guinness. She is the oldest gymnast in the world. At what age was she when this took place eighty-six? Eighty six years old. Wow, it was also that year two thousand twelve, when she really rose to prominence, several youtube video clips showed her training at the age of eighty six, and the clips became instant viral hits. They generated four million views a piece. Sure she's incredible to watch and most of the time she'll wear her signature, dark, green, crushed Velvet Leotard, and she looks amazing, but like I said Joanna is not a one trick pony she likes to do. All the things in honor of the queen's ninetieth birthday Joanna. Dedicated her. Trip to the Queen Ninety I'm at the time she was ninety. She was ninety. I'm feeling a few months younger months older than the Queen. I'm really disappointed in myself because. I have a long way to go before I. Get to ninety. But is still get winded the trash to the end of the driveway. Juliana said that the Queen is someone that she always admired. You know they're the same age and She saw on like the intro to some Olympic event that the queen was like fake skydiving a Ha. Ha kind of thing. Uh, and so she thought. Wouldn't it be a great dedication to her to say like well? We're both ninety and I'm going to do this in your name. So anyway him an even greater. If she had taken queen, Elizabeth Skydive Tandem. Oh, that would have been so cute. In early twenty eighteen she participated in a gymnastics tour took it was like the course of three weeks where they went to see several cities, and she performed and Blue People's minds, and it was the whole idea was gymnastics and sport aren't just for young people. And it was all like look at this young person Oh, and then there's this really old person, which it's gotta be amazing to be the oldest gymnast in the world, but also to be constantly referred to as the oldest. It's gotta be like okay. No, that's fine, okay. Can I just be a good gymnast? But no, she's the oldest in late twenty eighteen. She did hurt her tendon in her bicep, and that prevented her from participating in the fifty eighth bloom festival, but she didn't miss the opportunity to participate in the various workshops that they were holding, and she was interviewed and said that she could do some things better than she could and she's. She's feeling that her. Her therapy was working and doing what it needed to be doing so that she could get back to training. She's currently not training, but when asked about the one hundredth John Turn Fest in Twenty, twenty, two in Freiburg. She got a twinkle in her eye, according to the reporter, and said that would be great if I would be fit again and could participate in my favorite competition for the one hundredth anniversary. She said my face is old, but my heart is young. Maybe the day I stopped doing gymnastics is the day I die. So how old would you be in two thousand twenty two if she were to compete ninety six incredible, so that's a goal apparently. and. She said that she never stops working toward her goals. That being fit helps her master all the parts of her life, so it's not just about you know like I gotta look good man. It's about the fact that she's. She's getting up there and where a lot of people at her age have a hard time maneuvering stairs. She, she wants to be able to do anything she wants to do. Like skydive or a hike or whatever and she. She's mind blowing. It would be interesting to know what her diet and workout regimen so before her bicep injury. She was working out for an hour a day. She would do gymnastics training but she said she also likes to do other physical activity as her hobbies, so she hikes, and she and her husband are both very active outside of gymnastics and she must eat really well. She says she loves a well rounded diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. She says that Greens are the most important thing are really need to start focusing on that more well. I mean I I agree I have mentioned that once or twice, and unlike maybe cucumbers, instead of pringles today and you're all like yeah I'm GonNa have these salt and vinegar wrangles. For Dinner I had. An Ip in a box of Pop, tarts. Really need to work on my diet. But you? You're doing better I. Mean there are times where I'll see you put lettuce on a sandwich and it's like. You're doing great, sweetie. Thanks, great, see. I, consider pringles vegetable because you would have to classify that as a vegetable. Some sort of potato like pace. Potato liked. Pace is what classifies it as? Potato right in it. Sure sure I don't think it actually does just called Chris or something like that. It's some sort of vague worded. That makes them. Legally not obligated to. Anyway. I, two cupcakes last night, and so you know I'm not. I'm not one to judge. Just to get an idea of this Chica and how amazing she s, which by the way if you Google, you're gonna find videos of her performing, it's incredible. She's so graceful and smooth, and she does things that I can't even figure out my brain. Like how do you? anyway What's her? What's her main event? What what is she known for? Well. She does all the things she does everything she does all the things. The first thing that I saw her doing was a floor routine. But since then I've seen her on. What are the bars called she the ones that are the same height. Bars because they're parallel. Make Sense. The watching her routine on that is incredible because she liked. Does handstands on it and. Like the balance. Beam, you see the gymnast like on the Balance Beam and then they'll like do a back walkover in flip. Can She do that stuff? I I? Don't know what she can do currently. I'm at the age now where I'm starting to worry I'm GonNa break my hip in the shower. But. Like I said check out some of the videos. It's incredible. There's also a lot of interviews with her. At these events where you can just see. She is a spunky lively. She's just a treasure, and she is a great grandmother, just amazing and it just to get a vibe of lake. you know. How old she is, when die hard was released, she was sixty two. You're using the die hard scale. Well I mean yeah, okay? What an inspiration! Right! She's incredible anyway. I love her Joanna From Ho and most and. That thing in the middle. We've all heard of Wrigley's chewing gum. Wrigley's wasn't always known as a chewing. Gum, company. 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I have a creepy, but awesome story to share with you. In by the way, this falls into the category of the box of Oddities, effect Oh. My boyfriend and I are loyal freaks and listen to your podcast every time where in the truck we just drove fourteen hours to vacation in back, listening to your old episodes from the beginning of twenty nineteen, as we were listening to episode ninety nine, we were saddened to hear the part where the babies were buried without names on their tombstones in Tennessee at the elmwood cemetery. Even five minutes later after hearing that we passed the historic elmwood cemetery. Knew we had a message. You guys and let you know our creepy coincidence. Have a great day and keep lying that freak flag. Creepy coincidence or box of oddities effect. That's a question that I. Don't think we're capable of answering in this realm assistance who we definitely need some sort of like box of oddities effect to sound effect like a Stinger. That will hit curator. YEA, the box of oddities effect showing or that. Little. Well, which was originally from the old scooby, Doo a cartoon from the Seventies. Afraid I'M GONNA, bust my hip in the shower. You Talk a little bit about the curse of the hope diamond. According to a recent article on Ripley's believe it or not in. Sixteen sixty six. John Batiste Tavernier's stole a one hundred fifteen point. One six care at blue diamond is from a statue of Hindu Goddess Sita. That's the story. There are alternate versions that claim that He actually bought it from a crooked priest who stole it out of the Statue? And as you can imagine the locals who worshipped at the temple were less than impressed, so in retaliation they placed a curse on whoever possessed the gem. That's the story. The back ground story tavern recorded details of the gem in his book. The six voyages of John Batiste Tavern, yea, which came out in sixteen, Seventy, eight that includes. Get Down with Jay. Me The book includes detailed illustrations of the cut and the quality of the gemstone now some time between sixteen, Sixty, eight and sixteen, Sixty nine, he sold the diamond to King Louis the fourteenth of France for about half the actual value. But he got a lot more than money in the transaction author Richard W wise notes in his book, the French Blue Tavernier's received a patent of nobility in the deal as well now. Yeah pays to have people to have high up connections, Sure and plus doing business with the king. It's good. It's good streak read, and if you commit crimes, you can get your sentence commuted it when you also consider that the state of the economy in the seventeenth century Europe was was really in the crapper. There were very few other people with the resources that could afford such an expensive item. So are yeah, you gotTA. Keep that in mind when you're stealing something to resell is can anyone by this? So Jay bt returned to India and promptly died of a raging fever. And then to add insult to injury wolves, wild dogs ate his corpse. So, that's not a good start terrible, because if he if his body was like if he had an infection I. Don't think that's good for the puppies. Maybe it was just heart failure in the dogs ate him right away, so he would have been fresh. Okay so anyway back to Louis the fourteenth after purchasing the diamond he hired, Giampa told to re cut the stone in sixteen seventy eight. That resulted in a sixty seven point one two five carat jewel that according to royal inventories listed as the blue diamond of the crown of France King, Louis, the fourteenth had a a friend whose name was Nicholas Fuqua. In his buddy Nicholas Hey. Listen can I borrow the diamond for a special event, so he lent the diamond to his friend, and then shortly after that he was found guilty of embezzlement, and for quay, spent the rest of his life in prison, then shit, started to get really real for Louie, the fourteenth almost every legitimate child that he sired died. And let's forget about the Kings excruciatingly painful in stinky end by gangrene. In Seventeen fifteen that we've talked about in a previous episode, I won't go into that description because I promised you. I would not thank you. Louis the Sixteenth and Marie Marie Antoinette eventually inherited the French blue by seventeen, ninety three, their heads were in a basket along with all but one of their children terrible, but question the diamond is blue. Blue Diamond I did not know this. Googling it now. Amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, the diamond disappeared eventually reemerged this time it had been re cut again and so now it was only forty five point five two carats. Apparently had been re cut to prevent identification which makes sense. Oh, absolutely, in eighteen, thirty nine Henry Thomas Hope acquired the diamond and promptly named it after himself. I was GONNA. Say Well. That's a coincidence. His family also complained of bad luck, and eventually it was sold to settle gambling debts after re cutting the diamond again. My goodness, the Dutch jeweler Vilma Falls, was murdered for the diamond by his own son Hendrik Hendrick later died by suicide. The diamond then ended up in the hands of the Greek merchant. Simon Marin Curry's. He what happened to him was he drove off a cliff and killed himself his wife and his son goodness a horrible accident, so at this point we're into the twentieth century and famed Jeweler Pierre Cartier acquired the diamond, and he quickly sold it to the American heiress. Evelyn Walsh, McLean, whose family owned The Washington Post so maclean regularly ward the diamond, and she even had a special collar for her great Dane created, so her great Dane could could wear the diamond. That's nice. Almost, immediately things started to go badly I. Her mother-in-law died, and then her nine year old son died, then her husband left her for another woman. He became mentally ill and ended up in a mental hospital where he died at twenty-five. Mcclain's daughter died of a drug overdose a drug overdose. She then started to have serious financial issues. She was forced to sell the newspaper The Washington Post. And Evelyn McLean died in poverty. Well I mean. She obviously made terrible financial choices like buying the hope dying. For a dog collar. Harry Winston Inc of New York purchased the hope diamond along with McLean's entire estate jewelry collection in nineteen, forty nine, so for ten years the stone toward the world with other precious gems. This was known as the Court of Jules Exhibition and funds from the show went to charity during this time. Nothing bad happened. That's nice do. I mean. Should it be considered that? Maybe the hope diamond is pissed off. That keeps being cut down. And it's like I was once so beautiful less than half its original size quit cutting me down. Because of the jewels rare and unparalleled beauty. Winston decided to donate it to the Smithsonian Institution. That's nice so. How does one transport a rare and priceless object to the Smithsonian that's right the US mail. He mailed the gym First Class for one, hundred, forty, five and insurance in two dollars, forty four cents and stamps. He insured it for a million dollars, but he sent it in the mail. The package was delivered by a mailman whose name was James Tod. Soon after he delivered the package. Is Wife died? His leg was crushed in an industrial accident. Somebody strangled his dog on now. When his house burned to the ground, the Smithsonian has become the hope. Diamond's final resting place. It's one of the most famous jewels in the world. People remain intrigued by its sinister reputation, but for the most part of satisfied to just walk by, and look at it at the Smithsonian the only person who owned the diamond that. That, wasn't afflicted with some sort of horrible type of end was Harry Winston Inc who put the diamond out on tour and collected money for charity. And ended up donating, and then ended up donating it and Cartier Cartier profited from the curse because what he did when he sold it to McLean. McLean believed she she was superstitious. And she believed at things that were bad luck for other people was good luck for her, and so he went back and he just need that up. Ma'am cardiac went back and he he documented all these bad things that happened, and he is the one that's really responsible for the story of the curse. He built that story to sell the diamond to mclane. That's Hilarious, but it doesn't take away from the fact that all that shit is true. Is really upsetting and I just don't think that I'm going to get over this. Someone strangled that mailman saw. Your yeah, but the good news is the the the Great Dane got to wear the diamond for a while and nothing bad happened to him Cham-. Yeah, I'm sure he's still out there talking about when he used to wear the hope. Diamond I think we were going to see the hope diamond. Last time we were at the Smithsonian, but it was really hot that day, and I was cranky and wanted to go back to the hotel. That sounds right. Sounds about right. Could you apply to any number of things? Yesterday for example I have cramps. Anyway next time we go to the Smithsonian when it does open up again. I promise I will take you to see the hope diamond. What do you mean you'll take me like I'm not a toy amount of child. We will go together to see. Hate it when you say you're GONNA. Take me somewhere. What I mean is that I. have seen the hope diamond already. Allow me to share that experience with you. WanNa. Thank those of you who have left positive reviews for us on I tunes or spotify or wherever you listen to the podcast Himalayas. We recommend him away. That's a great a great APP for both iphones and Android and thank you so much to everyone who wished us a happy anniversary on facebook. That was a really nice. We didn't even know you guys remember that we had mentioned the date I don't even remember mentioning the date. We do appreciate it. 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"Core Confidence. Welcome to the core confidence. Life podcast I am your host. Dennis offer someone coming at you from New York City. We've got a great program for you to day. We are on video so if you are of viewing us from Youtube or the core competence life Page itself you get to see us on video. I'll guest to if you are a listening to us on apple or spotify or anything else like that. Well you got the audio so just remember to always check the core competence life page and subscribe to on Youtube right so if you go to court confidence life dot com slash youtube. It'll take you right there. You can subscribe to us so you can get special video podcasts. That we put out as well as the everyday tips tricks. We give you here for higher sh for higher consciousness and lower stress And of course keep updated with our class schedule for online classes and stuff so core competence life dot Com. Go there and do that on today's podcast. We're talking to Adrian Harrison and he is a success coach and author for busy professionals. So if you are a busy professional and you're looking for a little work life balance or even if you want to re evaluate where you are in life take stock of where you are and make some really major changes that will put you on a better trajectory trajectory You'RE GONNA WANNA listen to Adrian Harrison. The name of the book is creating now your guide for creative thinking innovate insightful. Living and comprehensive success and so we are going to go and turn to that interview right now. You listening to the core confidence life. Podcast a personal development program that addresses issues around relationships. Sex Society and spirituality from a no-holds-barred holistic perspective with a nontraditional approach to current events. Manhood in culture are expert guests deep discussion and actionable. Steps will help you develop healthy relationships. Inner peace and a strong sense of self and direction listener discretion. How You Doing Adrian? Really good hit in. Thanks for having me on your podcast. It's right to be with you absolutely absolutely so success coach with a medical background and author. So let's unpack that a little bit so It yeah there's a lot of stuff to unpack here so this a little bit about what you do. What's your specialty pulmonary specialist? So that means I will pay with Asmaa Lung cancer all that. Sorta Stop Emphysema. So that's my medical specialty and being doing that. Quite a few decades and In the last fifteen years of being a success coach a a my area. There is looking after her busy professionals. Busy people on one of life's busy people are very well to people who understand their problems. And that's really the main part of working with these days and at sixty. Send my time as a coach and at forty percent as a medical doctor. Okay so busy. People busy professionals. So what does that mean? What kind of business? What busy busy busy professionals? What are you help them do the main thing? I hope what I found is a busy people so occupied with particular area that they focused on which is usually they're the with correa. Fm and in the other things go along with that expand the range of vision so that they actually have been every night identify. Every area of life might start looking at every era of laughing managing every area blocks. Because that's the when you when you busy attentive. Focus on what what's most important and the other stuff at tends to drift off the ages and we lose sight of it so this sounds like what like basically balanced life management's things like that precisely because if you'll register kissing on the key issues Not Looking at the whole of your life. Now it's outside. It's had in mind and so you really need a system to manage things And the IT. People that system of how to manage everything so there isn't stuff et lost track That long strike up a long time ago and I realized myself this was such an important track down. These reminding lives on until I came to this business of being a coach in my life when things fell off the unexpected disaster. We can avoid disasters Beefed up in proactive looking at every areas loss. Now your book What's the name of your block? And is it about this very thing at absolute is this is my book? It's called creating now. You'll guide to creative thinking insightful. Living and comprehensive success right all right so walk us through the book there. What are some of the main topics that you address the main areas of life that you address for busy professionals? Well actually didn't start off talking about life. I help people understand the writing mind because I mean we know about conscious mind and the subconscious aspect of the mind but infect most people don't pay a lot of attention to that we just use it automatically and there s at least important things to nowadays are talk about about the input Speights of the conscious. Mind the subconscious mind so that we can actually use them better and really. That's number line. Same throughout Hobo and it's bringing bringing asa conscious mind is kind of black gold mine information. David just sits quietly at aside but you can actually mind that goal and then get information out of the way you do. That is by asking yourself questions. We ask US questions. One most want to do today to pitiful Diehard New Zealand. I'm looking at the vote view. What do I most want to do? Well could be got out there and explore the by actually then. This is the most important to me right now. The hit with you. So it's making conscious choices as opposed to Subconsciously winning ally through Will Yeah when you talk about the the conscious and subconscious so many things that happen with us a lot of decisions that we make a lot of the ways we carry ourselves our habits in every day they're operating on a subconscious level. We kind of do them automatically without really thinking of them. So how what some of the methods? Maybe do you think of now? Maybe tenure books. What some of the methods that you have bringing what lies in the subconscious up to a conscious level. I gotta do that. Well released into the the online courses. I've just created which really simplifies I think. A lot of what's in the book and so it's it. This is all about having a system. It's risen just one thing more serious Basically kind of have a system for managing an and the system can be pretty simple of one of the things is already mentioned is actually a beer to identify all the areas of your life and what you managing their and then at the management system to make ourselves more conscious more where we need to have documents and got documents provide a structure like provide a structure which Anka's out consciousness and allows us to come back to all the various assaults. Have plans goes to come back to expand them away. Call them whereas if if you don't have things tied down in life you don't have a structure. These now he goes and plans can easily drift. They often do. We only have always forgetting about the era and you use resolutions earns since so. That's that's kind of the starting point for system and then comes to what you just said about having great habits and so if you think about identified what are you GonNa Habits which habits could actually improve. You're asking yourself in those little simple questions. You cannot in and be looking at on later to improve yourself sort of things that I teach people tate to look look to see where I can improve to to look to see what what they want. Because a lot of times we got actually clearly identify what we want and have been see what what's most important to me in life one of the most important to me in large that such a simple question but it's so it's so powerful when you found the answer's yes sometimes we. We asked that question. We think we know what's important to us but When we hit with the question like that maybe it'll make us think what's important what's really important also sound like. Sometimes we'll say something is important in our lives but Actions may say different. Yeah so there's that when you say documents are now from what I need. Documents. I'm thinking Well a journal the writing things now. So is that when tools that you use to help people bring the darkness into the Light. Well these days. I use 'em electric journal. I guess. Just keep by Fahd on my computer and And then I I keep a word document on the things that I want. The word document on. What's important to me has another word document which actually shows me the areas of life out the minds of lots that WANNA keep looking at on on a regular basis. Michelle so I haven't series of documents and I have about each of them that I use as I as routine you know I. I've done journal writing. I've done these different projects That were designed to bring the subconscious into the light and I actually think those of very helpful as you know when you write things down. They become more concrete. You bring them further into your conscious mind into reality and then once you do that it's easier to kind of work with them because they become objects as opposed to kind of gray fuzzy ideas they become objects that you can work exactly. That's exactly correct and thank you for that but it's much better than what I did. So I said I'll just tell you they shall give you a list of documents are told you a few of the the first of all this the air my areas of life. I have task lists. I have a list of what I want. I've listed what's most important to me either. List of my challenges problems by K. Habits goals and my vision of life. And when I when I look I really empowered me and I can see what I'm up to in life in the interest works so well I mean the other. The other way is just what you said. Li- life's thought living in the in the cloud as living on the ground dating with actually dealing with laugh in a really meaningful in plan sort of way. So that's what I want for my professionals to bring their expertise of the intelligence and the purpose but just to just a few areas of life but the heaven say whole loss in that way they can grow off in in a much more rapid way that can get just brings me with satisfaction to be managing inbreeding nine lear. On top of reasoning Loftus company guarantees at. The unexpected. Will always happen. But you can handle it if it's inside much better if you're on top of most things in your life and and you've really got a good grounding on what your life is all about instead of it just being having a rough idea here with which is what is otherwise all right well that that definitely is true so we have the lists and so these brainstorming lists that you have you named eight of them. Kinda like brainstorming lists so you know what's what's more important to me. I remember rainstorm list. I did was actually cool. I came across it recently. It was a challenge. Was To name fifty things about yourself that you like and I came across it and I ended up. I might have forty six hundred. Forty six things. Will you know and once I saw those forty six things because sometimes we we get caught up in a negative narrative about ourselves You know I'm too much this to not enough of that. And we don't appreciate what we bring to the table as humans in general so the fact that I had forty six thing different traits about that was pretty cool so people addicts they might be. It might be shocked defied that they have so many things you like about themselves and it's such a great thing that it's like a lot money in the bank and knowing you've got money in the bank is a post having no idea of what's in the bank. Yeah so you say busy professionals. So this Jimmy. An idea on when a client contacts you What are they trying to do usually like that they call you up and they don't have a busy schedule? I work fifty hours a week and things are kind of acting. So what are they calling you to help them with specific most often they come with some sort of a problem I had a series of three. Young doctors arrived on whether they will talk to each other. Or what but they would all done the the medical training they trying now toward some sort of specialty. Whether general practice or a nice attest or some other career there in that training and winning joy. I found themselves doing things that they didn't really want to do it so long. So hard and I just looked Young satisfied should they change their career was the question? I win or I go from here because this is working and so they are often the sort of things people bring the law. I've had I've had business people Of head lawyers and it's always a similar sort of thing sort of they come to a turning point Nick Korea where they can't put up with this any longer the it might be uncertainty oil or a threat and they just they just got to find a way forward and that softens starting point but there is another of people as well as the people who don't come along with that sort of difficult problem but they really want to accelerate the Korea. Like what are they coming along to move them so to a high state of achievement? Take the creator that highs and I love that sort of Con- to a different Soda Challenge. Okay I'm here to things here. I won a set of people have called. You feelin like they would like to try to figure out how to change. Their career may move out of what they're doing now and try to develop a new path a new career or new new venture And I also here there are people who call you and want to try to improve What they're doing already. How do I accelerate my performance in and output? So those are the two things heard so far. Yeah and so what I do is is to kind of educate them and get them to see. Well how how am I looking at things right now and so we stopped to look at how looking at different aspects of they live and walk. Could I improve in that? And and just by the Jamileh grading of processes of thinking thinking more critically They gradually grow the confidence. And I've done found solutions. Fill the my job as a coach is not to find solutions but to help them along the journey so that they can start to see options for themselves and it's so often people will everybody. I think that's really busy. Tends TO FOCUS FOCUS DOWN. They focus it shot towards one area of the LAS. Vegas's actually see the big picture and keep your eye on the big picture because the big picture in in the end will want success one freedom. We want happiness. We won't write things FRAPP cells and that's entirely possible and once you once you reconnect people with that vision of the future of how can be wanted can be once. They kind of free doctorate actually seen that. That's that is my future. Not This horrible tunnel that I've done that if the freedom to stop being more creative I love that I'd say within two or three sessions is icon. We've kind of UNPACK that. And then they're on their journey to success but whilst they locked into. This is the problem You know a problem probe curve people appointing to habits patterns the not just applying. Why area of last. They're actually applying in many areas of love. So if you if you someone who's Vigili stressed it ugly be stressed about one thing new. You'll find space in many areas as probably the best example but but what we do in one area of Lafayette in many in many areas of loss. And look outside of the of the so-called problem area. Then you start to see patterns that you can improve on will definitely said something. That's very important when we adopt a certain mentality or a certain behavioral it. Kinda shows up everywhere like. It's very hard to live all that disjointed. If you are a kind of person that has let's say widens personality. You're going to find that avoids quality showing up in different areas of your life. If you are if you are hotheaded you might find hotheadedness activities showing up in different areas of your life so when you saw or when you improve equality is GonNa have ripple effects across different areas of your life. Exactly that's right and sometimes I find myself getting Stressed and grumpy and a quick ride. Identify that now that I know that. That's not something. I stand full a month. What do I stand for a lot? Who Do I want to be in lush? And that's another element of bringing people think about. We'll have about their improvement. It's not just about improving. The situation spat improving itself to improving mental health. Improving your degree of happiness. What I say to people is you know what your number one priority is. Just be happy now. Let's that's tough when you're in the middle of difficult things but you. Happiness gives us access to So much it's it's it's like a gateway to freedom and if you can access areas where you happy and then expand on that so I tell people well look okay another. You can't think of any it seems impossibly. Happy Right now but let's start with one simple plan. What mill too melt your heart and so people already trapped and feeling horrible to me Dennis. It's it's family cat that love my cat. I can say years old. So smart little cookie. Scotch rules the house. And so I think the cat Having attended that melts my heart. And when a breakthrough that when a breakthrough in the Air Dan on consolidating happiness and freedom and get a different outlook on loss. Half gotta have these little tricks to break yourself out of negative thinking a negative feeling so you basically help them channel the thinking into things that they appreciate things that touch them things that they're grateful for you know exactly. Yeah for you and thank for you and I would imagine a lot of other people lease Bhai Pussy. Well indeed not said so yes so. That's a great school. You have about focusing people's mind on the positives channeling what you grateful for right now. What makes you happy? Wha what what excites you motivates you what what would what are those things. Were those objects. What are those thoughts of those ideas and focused on those when you having rough patches and focus on those for clarity of where you WANNA go moving forward exactly and so I ask people to sit up there day stock? The Di have have I- meticulous simple system to start your day and the simple simple one question. I asked them to to answer is. What is your message to yourself today. And to positive message among themselves give themselves a positive and empowering message so what is positive empowering message you give yourself today a what you write that out every day of the week right down you'll message to yourself in the off. I've done that myself is and it. It is the most powerful things you can do. And that way you sit up your day and things are wrong. You know you put that message brought at message on your phone on your on your father no or on your computer and see that a few times look at lunchtime. Look at when you're when you got any sort of a bright just keep on reminding yourself You'll positive message so today. Nobody selling up to do you do much a getting what you need. So that's one powerful thing to do. Another is to at the end of the day just to read it again and to evaluate how you did with that and really offend tomorrow. Absolutely not and you Do you introduce the term that I'm going to call it word. Gazprom's right now just because I feel like saying we're Gezim but really what I'm talking about is changing your language to project more of a positive tone so instead of saying I have to do this. It could be. I get to do this You know this kind of changing the language around how we speak about things that has a small example. Like I said you know instead of have to. I get to and other ways of talking which encourages motivation rather than acting like things or chew or or just kind of 'cause. I did that when I was when I was. You know more depressed. When I was more down and out and I was just being more pessimistic. People would ask me how I'm doing. I'm living which is obvious can pick up the phone. I am living. But that didn't really encourage positively. That didn't even really encourage something living side to purposely. Change my answer yeah. I'm living something more positive even if I didn't necessarily feel it at that moment. Because when we start using that are more empowering words that are more encouraging towards where we're going our mood will follow. So yes so we're GONNA use call those guys right now. Yeah that's that's that's good. I just add one extra into that and that is to bring a win as to what you signed because so often people say how I all. I'm fine or on great. It's kind of like an auto response. I want take it out of a pilot and put it into deliberate and you say and deliberately vividly how I today Adrienne. Hey right on. I'm having a great day. You know you've and when you put you put some failing to that so maybe I'll have a great day ever does quickly find evidence in a in a millisecond. Having a great day you can talk yourself into it. So it's a matter of getting autopilot reacting and and being really prison in a generating in the moment not sort of a passively. Laron your subconscious mind to deliver something for you just because you got to say something so generated in June right with with some failing enjoyment and you'll get to enjoy his wells explicit it contributes to everybody when you're when you're when you really positive in presence generating in the moment that's very true very true. We got to keep that in mind because you know. Sometimes it's hard to keep that in mind you know you just kind of moving through the day's Kinda Arba. Keep that in mind. But that's what practice we practice for because his new habits and the thing is to alter our subconscious so when we adopt these new habits. That you're talking about. We have to consciously do them for a while before those become our new subconscious. Yeah exactly so you practice. Practice practice seems hard. You're not getting anywhere and you get to the end of the day. You realize failed again. Oh man that was an awful. That's judgment forget judgments judgments round helpful. Just not as he didn't do it so well and just be determined tomorrow. I'm going to do better and keep on practicing because with a switch of the occurs and it's automatic an easy absolutely. You said something very important done judges deal done believe aright you'll be so hard on yourself on the first the second day that you do something because you're trying to renew your subconscious and it's not going to happen in thirty seconds. Yeah You keep judging. You're going to keep the subconscious going absolutely so we want to try to renew our subconscious. Because really you know this. Our mind and body will do what we wanted to do. It just is all about introducing it in a slow gradual way and before you know it m Bam bom. You done did it. Yeah Yeah and so one of my a key elements of of my In my list of areas of life is continuous improvement. I have that as a particular area of law finances and wellbeing family and friends. Monday is continuous improvement at. I look to see every week at that in that area of what can I keep on improving and it might be that I find other could stand for new And you print something material that can see well this week about Abu Grumpy and this week because I was reaction to stress Damn on autopilot and and so what. I don't get that continuous improvement areas. I can look for. That reminds me every week to keep on on what to improve. Because it's exciting to be improving. It's boring to be studying the side. If you if you can keep on improving and we can all of us know is just no limit to how much better we can be as human beings. There's no limit to what we can achieve as people at well. What sort of success we can have in live and how we can affect other people positively and if you're looking at your own continuous improvement. That is a key to success in my opinion exactly a constant improvement so we have to do to. Stepdad's be grateful for where we are what we have now but at the same time always be looking to make a upgrades and making upgrades doesn't mean you're unhappy. This moment necessarily mean that you want to continuously move forward and both we can. We can do both at the same time And also remember that you know. Your Comfort Zone feels nice. You know you're used to it. You're you know everything at Your Comfort Zone. But if you're if you pay close attention to your comfort zone it really. Isn't that comfortable? This probably a bunch of things you don't want to put up with not happy with things. You've settled for storylines you've been telling yourself and we get used to the comfort zone because it's familiar but it really isn't comfortable. I said that you you almost quoting my book there. I think you've read my book in. They were you know. I'm a certified coaches well mindset coat. Yeah so I've gone through the same thing that you did with writing down your eight. Different documents in flushing things out at the same thing to like comfort zones. Why do they call them comfort zones because comfort zone suck the not that comfortable? They're kind of prickly they're like a lumpy couch. You know they suck. So let's as eventually they can explode eventually like an explosion. I I have to say that just reminds me. That's that's how that's exactly how I came being this business I was living. My life is busy doctor and I was just focus. Focus focus on what work making sure had income coming in finances looking after by my work at rotting articles city research and teaching all the sort of And then I get home and family when I was home but then those back with again and I was I was basically on autopilot and everything I was on autopilot and everything and eventually That that zone of familiarity hours in just exploded and suddenly my marriage ended. A loss is suddenly blown apart that it takes a long time to recover and I didn't want I don't want other people autumn and other professionals to have some sort of disaster they lost with before this task getting cancer all united in getting a health problem or something that impairs their ability itself unnecessary for these big disasters to direct. People's lives in. I have people coming in at all the time. So many of my clients have Element of the avoidable avoidable. Not I'm deciding to to help them. Stay on track to have their families be healthy have have them loving life about suffering and suffering. That's what my favorite side. There's no point suffering. If you're suffering do some about it is now wait now. What really made you become a coat and I know that you said that you motivated by your own struggles to the doctor and trying to be successful and you know you started the Having time for your family had to reform there but not every stressed out. Dr Turns into a coach. So what what really? 'cause you could have been a stressed out. Dr Decide to become a circus clown or more condom manufacturer. I don't know so. What's behind his motivation From your experience that made you jump into wanting to help other people after the terrible explosion wrecked my life Kappa people into my medical colleagues at me. I gotTa do this coast said that. Yeah okay thanks but no. Thanks but just kicked quietly at me and eventually I did a win along. Did I called up for for And so I did that. And that was that was about of three or four day. Well suddenly at the lots went on a suddenly got these distinctions about life. About what what what? Integrity was An how topple Just ignored by interest in this. I just haven't stopped Ever since then I've got many courses of ninety percent my reading the Medicine is on self development and I just I just love it because I think it's it just opens up people's opportunities. Yeah it's one on passionate about. I didn't I didn't know that passion was Leah. I had absolutely no idea before the break-up if you'd said joined yourself development course what's that what's self-development wait. Wait I'm fine. What are you talking about? Go Away said but once I got a taste of it. I just couldn't. I just couldn't stop when you'RE GONNA TAKE. You just couldn't stop so that excellent. That's so obviously you think that the self development courses gave you a drastic improvement in put you on a better. Trajectory us are suddenly started understanding myself and who I was as a human being and I think in comparison I was almost like a robot on auto pilot looked like a normal human being until I can normal human being but but really If I look much on autopilot and didn't know I was told unaware of but now now critically et. I'm not me on a mud. Sange judgmental but critically what how am operating in Las. What I'm doing with my day am I looking at my body I am. I eating prop the that when I'm driving a more. I'm more aware of well being considerate driver. Because you know when when I'm running. Late. stooped tend to put the foot down. Drive it to US within seconds now. Mild by off trying to get me to ask. Hey I drink one. You want here is this. Is this really going to get what you want? Because audubon an accent auto into somebody else so self development is about being self aware Ed as much as anything else and to be looking critically at yourself looking for improvement where you can make improvements and to do that generously do it with love and that is another thing that I love. I found with a lot of my clients. Luffing themselves is not something that as they're medically an and that is a again a trainable thing more. We appreciate ourselves can actually access as we are. When we bring loved wessels that unlocks love everywhere. How do you do that? If you have a couple of checking pamuk couple tips for everybody. How do you start the process of loving yourself? Just love yourself. How do you process? It's an it's not romantic love. It's not it's again. I could bring my cat back into this. You actually unlock the dough and locking the doors is loving something that might be when you go out kayaking and and you're out there night. She it just free and you're still would love nature can inspire is to be filled with love. That's nothing ham. I can't doesn't for me only you or your partner. Some people both a lot of people really love their partner. Some doubt if you're a maybe a source of locking loves and so you've got then you've tim it's just a matter of bringing bringing wins to mit loving myself here. Or Am I not loving myself and keep looking at that question and looking to see as a habit help can I have? I Love Myself. Bowl are okay. I'M GONNA drink. Lists and drink. Alcohol is not more aware. I'm I'm off the autopilot able to unlock things Bedouins. on Substances Substances Are Substances. Absolutely remers down the down the tunnel of being on old. I product you know. That's a great Myth suggested method would even call it that you have there. When you're talking about self love I getting to the person and getting them to think about other things they love and getting them filled with the love of that other thing. Whether it be the cat now or the spouse or their children or anything like that I get them into the concept of feeling that law being conscious of that law and then get them to kind of direct that love back onto themselves. That's great excellent. Yeah Yeah and another thing that helps is to actually focus also on compassion so that your compassionate towards other people and so when other people mechanism selves or the horrible. To you actually be compassionate. You understand them stuck giving yourself that same gift as well. They will competitive when when you file up and says about about not being judgmental way to be. Not Judgmental is to be a bit compassionate with itself an actually get. That's a distinction. It's probably not something we would think about a normal day today. They laugh but if you actually deuce into Babbitt ratchet down. I'm going to be more passionate myself. That is an access to to loving. And so you you just softening softening your own hop and and that's that's another entrance to being more caring more loving himself That's great stuff. I'll let that was a great suggestions tools here so now these things are great and I want to ask a question here as we move to close if people are watching us right now and they're thinking about all it'll be great to love myself it'd be great to be more conscious great to Xyz what can someone do right now to become more conscious or more loving at this very moment. What can they do a switch off the podcast? Stop doing everything and they just be. Just concentrate on breathing. Heartbeat just be present to themselves and stocker appreciate themselves as a human being the success that they've had in their life how they came to be with a At this age old all successes and achievements that brought them to this particular spot. You're great mother. Your grandfather your or your seventy aspects of blocking thing called way your Brought A success as come to you and just just appreciate Selfa who you are way you iron laws and the possibilities that life has for your going forward right so after this podcast goes off. Kick back and breathe reflect Get conscious nobles feelings. That's great stuff. So what is your website? Worst your book title again. Where can we find you wicked? We buy your book which we see a cat us about it. I want to see a cat who let me see a cat so the same you? She said she ruined the next door. But now I'm leaving the Kitty Canelo this on camera stroke tear. Tell us your website your book and everything about it. The book is creating now by Dr Adrian Harrison and it's available on Amazon. That's the best way to get their tree doing it on spatial at the moment so creating now gotta website. What your website stage of transition from embarrassed to say Dennis. My current website is spinned up to dot com. But in a month's time it's going to by my new website is professionals bist life dot com. That will be my. That'll be by way betrays professionals best loss. 'cause I'm a success coach busy professionals absolutely and I linked the Amazon linked to your book in our show description so they can kinda clicked on it then. Rock go to seasonable and would like some of the tips that I've given them like An outline of of my last week blueprint course presents an immediate said of tips and you can implement yourself right now without buying the Liebau the coast. It's going to be viable online in a month's time laugh. Mostra blueprint So you can do one on one by Sorry you don't have to a mom with me. It'll be available as online course but if you want me is well. You'll be able to do that so that's just another thing that I'm offering from a website. Excellent excellent stop will be appearing on the and sharing us your knowledge and your expertise and really great tips on how to bring more consciousness. Reform your sub conscious and Become a cat lover. Hey thank you. Different definitely very spontaneous and present. There I can really appreciate. I WanNa thank you so much for having me on your part. Podcast speeding fun and a privilege to be with you. Thank you very much sir. I really appreciate that sometime. If you WANNA be a guest on the program all you need to do is go to core confidence life dot com slash guest. That's core confidence. Life Dot com slash guest? Absolutely you've been listening to the core. Competence Life podcast. I'm your host Dennis. Her some and you can get to US anyway. Tan Social Media Youtube. Follow us there too with that. 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"We're in business to save the planet, and we use making close to do that for over forty five years Patagonia, has committed to taking responsibility for their impact on the environment by pioneering, sustainable practices and inspiring other businesses to do the same the cure for depression action. Every one of us has to step up and do what you can according to what your resources are Patagonia in business to save our home planet. Join us. This, the dirt back dairies production of duct tape men beard with additional support from clue at racks, because you love your by and kicking horse coffee wake up and kick ass. Okay. It kind of pains me to share the story, but I'm going to do it. Hugos I'm seventeen years old. I'm living in the deeply mountainous state of Florida. My climbing experience is limited trees sets of stairs. And the occasional chain link fence. And I'm reading into thin air, I know I am cliche in the making right now in the thin. Air is John cracker seminal account of survival and tragedy on Mount Everest during the nineteen Ninety-six season. When unforecasted storm took the lives of eight climbers, and I remember very clearly, there's this point and crack Krakauer story where he's made it back to his tent after summoning and other people on the mountain are clearly in trouble. Anatoly boo crab, one of the guides responsible for all the clients goes back out into the storm to help the remaining climbers trapped above eight thousand meters. It's really roic. And I had this clear memory of puffing. My chest out thinking, Sheesh, John Crocker should have gone back out there, too. That's what I would have done John. If you're listening, I'm sorry was it totally? I knew nothing. I'm embarrassed to even voice that thought. But I did it illustrate a point, I was so quick to Monday morning quarterback despite my complete lack of understanding and knowledge. I think the thing that really makes my skin crawl when I think about that memory is that in the twenty three years since I've read that book, I've watched time and time again, as people with zero understanding chime in after someone, maybe even one of my friends, or an acquaintance, or a stranger has died in the mountains. And they come in with this can't well, if I had been there, I would have been stronger smarter braver tougher. Insert whatever adjective, you want to that. I would say you have no idea what you would do what you would feel what you would think until you find yourself in that situation at full volume the power of the natural world is terrifying and the limitations of our physical. Form, so evident, the reaction the emotions, they are all theoretical until it's real. That's what makes survival story. So powerful were left with this question. But would I do would I make it would I live? And we read, we listen because we don't really know it's a mystery the fascinates. Today, we present flip the coin a story about a trip of a lifetime fifty year storm some things will go wrong, and some things will go right? I'm fiscal hall, and you're listening to the dirtbag dairies. I'm looking for two days, three or four got your system dial. And you are out there and you just feel super comfortable. This is Catherine Wyatt. Everyone calls, her Chuck, though, feels like there's nothing really else in the world. It's perfect. You have everything you need in this is anyway. It Chuck in any are fixtures. In our Seattle outdoor community, the grew up here. They started dating when they were teenagers. They've always lead super full lives. Any owns our local gym. The Seattle bouldering project, which has grown to include other gyms across the country. Chuck works as an environmental researcher, integrating science community decisions in order to chief better outcomes for the community in the natural systems. They depend on their smart people. They also do an incredible job of getting outside Chuck's a skier, and he's the climber both are known for being super talented com. Solid decision makers in the mountains in life and the mountains. The word dial comes to mind when I think of them, and while each of them has some pretty RAD mountain accomplishments to their names. They never really truly taken a large trip together and last spring now in the early thirties. They realized this was the moment to change that, Chuck love skiing, and any love being way out in the remote wilderness. There's a place where both those things are chief -able in Speights Alaska. I can't think of it trip that we've been on that would put us so remote so disconnected and just with me, Chuck completely alone in very removed from anything human built they dove into the research called friends pored over maps studied. Snow stability, aspects and sun exposures of the glaciers, eventually, they decided they would charter a Bush plane base camp on the pow glacier, a massive ice drainage about an hour north of Anchorage, and ski the peaks, the rose along the glacier, Andy and CIA. Ski lot. But this trip was going to be different in mid April of two thousand eighteen they headed out. From the town of Palmer. They took a Bush plane soaring over wetlands tundra and eventually to the lip of massive glacier, after one Big Ben the glacier, shot straight in the alpine peaks is far as they could see after the plane dropped him off, and Ian Chuck were completely alone. They dialed in their base camp setting up a cook, tent and sleeping tent, and then started to explore you really on your own not just physically. But in terms of figuring it all out there, so much less information. So it's a pretty big leap from going into the backyard here, where you have a lot of information about what the conditions are like what the train is like, and then all of the sudden, there's a big step up in terms of your responsibility, and what you need to figure out just the two of us. Yeah. I think that's definitely a job that trip in problem solving piece it just the amount of planning that we did going into it, and making lists checking lengthwise and making sure we had all of our bases covered. You don't get to look up whereas they're crevasse and you don't know if somebody's walking across it a bunch of time, so there are some notable times when we knew over crevasses, and we didn't know what the stability of the bridge over it was. And I would spend a lot of time probing, and like hesitating a ton because is just your decision this bad in one spot that basically the snow collapsed like, but it was a snow stability thing. But Andy thought he was like falling into kept feeling falling into the caress, every time it kept collapsing. And I was really freaked out. It's kind of, it's cool to have the whole area. And you can sing you don't know anything about it. Like, we didn't even know the names of these things, we named all of the side, glaciers like, oh, that one's like hump later that one's poo glacier, like that one's cookie. Glacier, look. Looking around and saying, like, oh, that looks like that might be fun today. Let's go poke over there. And knowing nothing about it, this some great lines SaaS, some spectacular views avalanche conditions were a little bit touchy, but they made it work those first few days, they had absolutely amazing weather. Wake up drink coffee in the sun by the time you're ready to tour. You're like in a t-shirt sleeping bags are like drying out on polls for the most part. Really, really beautiful great. had been using our in reach to get weather forecasts. And we knew that a storm was supposed to blow in after noon of the twenty four I think it was Wednesday. And we're gonna get up early for that trip and try to sneak in the tour before the weather came in. Instead, we were woken up very abruptly, as it felt like the tent was getting smashed by hurricane. And immediately, you know, those the previous odds of skiing, complete at the window, and we knew were in a bad situation. Very, very quickly, six AM out of our bags and like immediately getting fully dressed. Then we spent the next couple hours reinforcing everything, some Texas the day before and said it was gonna be what are the what are the? Our fifty mile an hour winds, and it was much, much worse than that suty. We knew we needed to prepare for a very bad situation. We packed bag with few liters of water. Extra gloves goggles. We had on all of our clothes in the we put our sleeping bags in their everything that we would sort of be our survival kit. The reinforced their guidelines, which they'd already dug several feet under the snow and double them up to shield against the wind. The cook tent flattened almost immediately. So they were left with their single shelter. The wind just kind of continued to pick up, and then we are taking turns exiting the tent digging outdoors moving snow away from, you know, like kind of trying to maintain the tent. And you just realize you're like, oh, what was half an hour between digging sessions is now fifteen minutes trying to crawl out of the tent, you'd get snow into your layers, which is not good. You couldn't see anything you had to stay. Pretty low to not get blown down the glacier, you really blinded just kind of feeling around outside the tent and trying to push snow off. What is it like to stand up? Yeah. Standing. Was a lot windier than that you're like. Crouching crawling. Army crawling it can't stand up pretty much the scrolling and you're like wearing goggles outside like everything's up within you can't see, 'cause you're gone completely messed up. Yeah. Inside the tent space, became smaller, and smaller. The walls are closing in the wind is stacking snow against them. They'd ram their bodies against the edge of the tent to keep the snow from boxing them in. But it was really clear that it was a losing battle. It wasn't too long before we realized okay? This isn't going to last for more than a couple of hours. And so the moment at which you realize you're going to be outside the tent, and you're not gonna have any shelter was a significant one. I remember one moment, super vividly was. Was mid morning while it's still almost standing room in the tent just hugging borough long time before we snapped into action. I don't know why. But it just stands out, there is a moment where we were both understanding the gravity of the situation and we were just hugging. Then the tent began ripping apart the fly tour, and then the polls started violently breaking Andy grabbed their satellite device and message the pilot who had flown them in he typed. We need a rescue, and he said, I will try to get a military Blackhawk helicopter interesting you right away. I'm on it, and then followed up with there's no break in the weather for many days, that was a very powerful moment at that moment, I imagined us trying to survive for many days, and that was super daunting to think that my wife and I, there would fight for our lives for many days with really intimidating. Forecasters underestimated the storms potency down in Anchorage. The winds tore off the roofs of buildings toppled trees apply. The weather service estimated winds were beginning to hit eighty miles an hour and beyond during powerful gusts. Any Chuck scrambled to think of other options had the past a big rock or cave on their way in how far would it be to get all the way off the glacier, but as the wind kept picking up then you walking even standing would not be an option? We were pretty much fully buried in the tent with snow above us in on all sides, except for one spot in the tent. And at the last minute, I cut a hole in that in the fly, and we just slithered out Katherine pass me the Duff we'd put together I held onto that, and then she followed. And then we were both just laying on the snow. I remember Catherine. I told you stay here for a second. And I flirted along the snow about ten or fifteen feet away. Look to try and thinking that maybe I would find something different than just flat Graham. But I didn't. And so sure enough, we just said, okay, and we had to very carefully getting side of our sleeping bags. There's there was really nothing else to it, Catherine holding the duffel in unzipped it. And we grabbed one bag out, and it was flapping in the winds and furiously. And we were able to both sneak into our bags in zipped them up and put the duffel at our heads. That was it for a long time. one of the things that is interesting about it, not being a single super fast, traumatic event is that it kind of comes and goes in waves. I'm just going to be calm. Let's talk their options. Let's what are we doing now? What are we doing in an hour? And then you just like I would just get hit with these waves where you like hot pick your head up. And you're like, oh my I am super scared. This is super Skippy. And then, like hopefully person isn't a really home moment at that time. And they're like, okay, it's okay like let's take a deep breath. We're good right now. Let's just be thoughtful and then the roles reverse at some point. So much unknown to it. It was mentally challenging to wrestle through that. And to on the one hand just do whatever we could do. And think about what we could be doing and then also just having a huge amount of fear and realization that you might die. Back in civilization. Their pilot Mike and close friend, Chris were hard at work trying to coordinate a rescue the Alaska state troopers in the military. They update Andy send a message saying, I think we have a team helicopters. Ready in the nothing would happen. The weather was too bad. The helicopter couldn't take off throughout the course of the day and into the night, laying out in the open glacier, Indian, Chuck colder and colder and tried to remain hopeful the Kip getting those kind of messages, helicopters. Ready? We're coming followed by radio. Silence around midnight, the team in Anchorage managed to get a Pave Hawk a military helicopter into the air. No one really knows how high the wind speeds got that night, but Pave Hawk helicopters. Can fly up to ninety miles an hour of wind and after getting blasted off a ridge they had to turn back as they entered the glacier, one or two in the morning and Ian, Catherine got a final message. It said, we're not coming to get you. I mean you start quite cold. And then you start shivering and then you start to violently shivering and you kind of can't control your body, a lot of that moisture that we took on earlier that was kind of wet froze. Eventually there was basically a puddle of frozen ice in the bottom of my bag that I was trying to avoid. So I ended up kind of playing on this layer of ice on the inside of my bag. You're lying huddled in the fetal position on your side and my whole body's cramping last feeling in my feet, and then eventually just kind of laying on my left side. I eventually lost feeling in the left side of my body. My leg and my arm. And at some point, you know, the shivering actually, does stop it was very challenging to breathe. But we wanted to close up our bags as much as possible to preserve any warmth, but it was sort of, like. He do it a little too much. And then you're about to eight you just opened up a tiny bit. So this kind of awful experience of being terribly cold and aiding and writing that line. And then feeling of feeling like I was going to suffocate like, in terms of physical, feeling the most like haunting, because you just like feel the snow there's snow all on top of you. And then you can just feel the snow building around your head. I had like one hand, sort of, like up to kind of try to give me a little bit of space, but. Yeah. Candies talking about trying to keep snow out. And then I can't breathe. I can't breathe and push this, no away from, like the little opening. And then like all this comes into your bag. And so you're like trying to wait as long as possible to reduce the amount of snow, let's get into your bag. Chuck any lay side by side, but the wind filled the crack between their bodies with so much snow that they couldn't feel each other's warmth, and could barely hear each other yelling over the roar of the storm. So just occasionally like. I love you like you'd like wait for the other person to respond, and that was kind of, like you just yell that back and forth, every once in a while. Once we were in our bags for a really long time. That's when I thought really entirely about life and death. And I was really happy to be able to do that. It's important to me the most significant thoughts really around my family and thinking about how my body would be recovered, and the grief that my family would go through, and how their lives would move forward throughout the years and just really diving into those thoughts and embracing them thinking about my other family, my wife's family, and how they would go through that process, our friends, and I thought about that for hours and hours and hours. Deep right now. I can't get into my head space. I have to focus on my toes. Like I learned the alphabet backwards like wiggling toes, like I was very focused on, like physicality at that moment, and sort of somebody's resistant, getting into my emotional space, letting dictate my experience. It's amazing how much he appreciate living. I just remember thinking about how grateful I would be for just the most simple things in life just to be back home to work day to sit in the office and writes, emails, I don't care what it is. And then, wow, what it would be like to just be able to be with my family again. The best thing you can do is study. Air-breathing wiggle your toes, think arms. communication that came through any spot device that night apart from the team trying to launch a rescue was from his identical twin brother, Jay started texting with them around eleven or twelve o'clock at night would be my guess, and. Those were tough messages. They're really loving. My family at the time had all gathered in my family has Seattle and they were all together, and they knew it was going on. And the messages that I got from my brother were so upsetting. Because it just thinks that much more what you're doing to them. So the messages that were from my brother were, there were nice in another nice component to it was that. We're able to say nice things twin another because we might have died, you know, and to have the opportunity to say those things before we would have died. We're nice. I mean they were incredibly valuable important, and there is an interesting dance between the sort of spiritual side of things, and that we have strengthened, we're going to persevere and we're going to survive and the strength, I got from those messages, and then also moments where the reality dawns on you and those things might be offer not. So it's an interesting back and forth between the spiritual power and energy. And then the, the sober reality of, I don't know if that matters, and I found myself, constantly going back and forth between those two states of energy in spirit and reality. Like that. But like what you're do you mean like? Thinking, good thoughts like it dead. It doesn't matter. Yeah. It's hard not to let your mind go there, too. I also felt guilty about having my wife next to me, I'm sure we both felt guilty about having our partners. The person we have more than anyone next to us, whether or not they would or not, or one of us would die like worse case scenario. 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They just released to Jay style kayak racks. So as the river swell spring melt, you can load your votes in style coup because you love your bike, and kayak. I don't remember recall. It was really weird. It was sort of, like when you get put down at the, you know, before surgery and you, you really actually blackout I didn't realize he was asleep because I think that point we are kind of in our own worlds, and it wasn't until I heard the helicopter coming valley. Just screaming at him in the fact that he wasn't immediately responding terrifying. The team in Anchorage had finally managed to mount rescue the winds had lulled slyly dropping to fifty or sixty miles per hour and a team a military trained para rescuers. Otherwise, known as PJ's set out to find Chuck, Andy, as the helicopter approach Chuck managed to wake up Andy seeing this spectacular flying v's with its lights coming up valley, and it tried to land in got hit by gust of wind and almost crashed we heard later that it was the most difficult landing in ten years, and had one of the best pilots of the country. And so they almost crash, and they went back down valley, heart sank, because we thought that they were going to bail turns out, they were dumping their fuel, which is. Which is makes me really sad to, to hear, but they dump their fuel because they need to be lighter, weight, they came in again. And they just stopped hard down onto the snow the doors, flung open, and they turn on these lights were green green headlights, sort of like signal us. And we saw them just waving their arms. And we both just sprinted into the helicopter and they close the doors. It's like the end of race line like a long race where you're just like. Like all like suddenly all this like emotion hits you in you're like the weeping without the tears, like whole body. Just heave the rescuer sunny, help pull Chuck Andy on board there was this immediate sense of relief. And I remember looking down at him and like noticing has wedding ring, and being like, oh, this guy has a family like learned wait or he has a nine week old at home. Like this guy is out here in heinous conditions to save our asses, it's kind of amazing how distant the survival becomes the moment that it's all over the transition from. I'm not sure for gonna live to completely safe. How close St. think it is hard to know. But the fact that you don't know, says something in my opinion, I think, you know, when you're going to survive, pretty, well, I'm not sure if it was two or three more hours or two or three more days because you don't know says that you're pretty close, we later talked to our PJ couple days later visit him on the base. And he said, after I checked out you condition in the helicopter. I, I was sure you didn't have more than a few hours left after a few hours in the hospital. Any checked out in good condition? No frostbite no, permanent physical damage a few days later the storm broke and they were able to fly back to the glacier to retrieve their gear, which although torn to shreds had been perfectly preserved under the snow where they had left it. They packed everything up and headed back to Seattle. One of my sisters wasn't ready to see me for a couple of days. And that pain that I put her through my mom threw it does deepen that experience with your family, coming back and seeing how upset people were. Could you share your texted back with your family? Let me go look at one of them see needed. Maybe there's like one one or two here. Here's a message from Jade says, Andy, I love you more than anything in the world. And I need you to make it back. I am right next to you right now. Don't give up keep fighting the strongest person. I know. And you are coming back. Stay strong push hard. You in check are the most powerful do in the world, Laura, and I are in your old room at one thirty five. It's warm hang tight, and we're going to get you out. understand each other. Better than anyone knew. Exactly what, what another was feeling when he said those things I. I knew how he felt and. And I knew how much he did need us to come back alive. And and we do have various special relationship because of being identical twins having grown up. You know completely together as best friends. Did you feel impacted your relationship at all did things change or things shift? Yeah. I think it makes you closer. It's simple go through an experience like that. And you come out of it together creates a bond. Yeah. I definitely feel like it brought us closer together and recognizing the enormous power of partnership and being there for each other very, literal, and figurative ways. Did you feel like? Learnt anything about the other person in that process. Yeah, I'll say no to that question. Obviously, we know each other incredibly well. More than fifty percent of our lives together. And no, it was. It was Katherine out there, and she's insanely tough in amazing. And I don't feel like I learned anything new about her because I already knew how mazing she is. And the way that she acted. And how how much fortitude, she had, how intelligent and smart she was. And how capable? And how composed all of those things are already knew. Thank you. That's very nice. I accepts the risks that I take and it's, it's pretty well calculated. And this is a great example of. I don't think we did anything overly overly dangerous. And we got into, you know, fifty year storm I know if I'm doing something, and I'm at a point where I could take a little more risk were a little safer, I think about how upset my family was and would be if I died and it limits, what I do enormously as it should. And I think that's a phenomenal thing. I might say it was a flip of a coin whether or not, we sort of made it throughout the entire night into the morning. And if we had I know that we would have been very debilitated. So it was pretty close. Just can't let stories of, and then they got socked it, and bad weather, and like, you know, we've out in their bodies later like those than you do. Yeah. I think that piece of gratitude is definitely something that we both carry with with us. I think that something. Always been really appreciative or families in our community is, and these amazing lives that we get to live. And this was just all the more reinforcement to bring that gratitude into every moment, because we could not be here, and we have lives, so we get to live and that's really special. It's hard to be resentful of anything in life when you're so grateful to be alive. Thank you. Afrin for sharing your story. Any Catherine continued to be grateful to the family friends who endured challenging night, not knowing if they make it home. Thanks to the people who worked to get them out safely. See images from the trip follows on Instagram at dirtbag underscore diaries today from Sergei and little Glassman, the tracks courtesy of free music, archives or the artists themselves. Jacob Bain and niece Koto. Composed our theme song you can find links to the artists outer website, Gary's dot com is up, so produced by Cornelius ours. Becca Kahal ME fits call. You been listening to the dirt bike. Thanks for tuning in.
Ep 18 Dead for Days
"Uh-huh. I'm back. Sable fam- hope y'all had a gray weekend. Look, I know record the intros for the episodes, but are really do look forward to Monday mornings when the newest episode of the fabled folly power cast drops. And that's a big deal because it's Monday and even worse, it's morning. But hopefully that they will folly is here. Helping your week start a little bit better just like it does for mine now this week. I wanted to mention some exciting news, guys are fabled folly crew recently began recording additional content for our listeners. You guys and me to enjoy. We have a guest cast member all new characters and Cameron is back in the DM's chair with the story of his own writing. And from what I hear it's one that you definitely don't wanna miss. So stay tuned at the very end of this episode for a sneak peek of our very first random encounter. These episodes and more are going to be. Posted on a patriot feed. So make sure you go to patriot dot com slash fabled. Folly to see our goals for the future. And how our listeners can join us on this journey of producing better content. You guys don't wanna miss out also I wanna give another shout to Saron scape for continuing to produce. Great soundscape for our games because epic adventures need epoch. Sounds. All right. So let's get to it last week in episode seventeen marrows and Alani. Both managed to land absolutely incredible. Boesch shots. Those shots, unfortunately, however hit civilians. Yeah, that's not good with marrow's already on a tight leash this could end with him hanging from the gallows, how's he supposed to manage to get out of this? Look, be honest. I go into every episode ever since I talked about character death in the intro of episode five wondering in the back of my mind. If this is going to be the week that. We lose a character that we've grown attached to it seems like it'd be a pretty Unser Omonia end for marrow's, but there has to be Justice and shoot. Alani is a member of the city guard. I don't even wanna know how her commanding officers are going to react when they find out that she shot a citizen. And none of that is even mentioned that the fabled few or maybe fewer still have to figure out who in the heck owns the key that they found in the crip, who does it actually belong to are they going to unravel the mystery of the EU buckle up y'all because we're about to find out and this week's episode dead for days, this time to kick some podcasts. Are. Soon from ounce. Speights. Vocab on. When you have many pizza. I guess it's a pretty white. Fasters on me for another eight minutes warms ripping them even. This one of the. Been cooled and twenty second. Late full of pizza. Rolls some friends, we've got our DNV books. Let's play dungeons and dragons pretend pretend adults playing pretend. Yeah. A children's game basically. So except for not met wait on that saving. You know, me I like to bury the lead only know how you do. How's it week by week was paying testing, you took care of the cats took care of cats? Excellent. Smallest cats Michigan, and this is our friends catcher recap housesitting for. Yes. My offs your friend. So visit Ukel relationships are all tangled as weird. I know Cameron just as you put loving your mouth. How are you doing well, I had a board. Game night must do. And it was fun. It was we played a lot of different board aids. Affair sees in one route when the Pharisees, which is colleague, mafia in one round chernoff. It's impressive. It was fantastic. Could teach you a lesson? Yeah. Wonderful. The beach trip did a bunch of my girlfriends of mice moods lake concentrate chill. Excellent literally, like there's a back teary warning of water. So we were going to do that. Plus. Maybe there's not. So Joey enjoy it. Lots of fun. All right. I think we've wasted of. House. You. Yeah. And tells your week would you clean that toilets? Nobody. We never have. I care about stuffy. That's on the safe for the wisdom saying he saves correct. That's may. Well, we really jumped right into that. Other clue anal the wheel. That time to it. So last week we did with the save. And I saved the number two this week it was an eight. Next you'd literally said last week. This might save. I looked at the die. When I run the number. I misread the nine in the six so and I didn't know stature the hand. So I had to look this wisdom save. It's not great. It's not great. Great was not many things. Tv six take. Not you. Nice. Since you kicking three V6. psychic damage. So dr. Just inch. Whisper. You could hear my worst writing with tailplane. That's nothing. Wjm vic. Damaged goods. Tell us. Really good damage. Pasco damage. And you see the games are just fall out. He just killed him. With words. No word would. Subis- Estee whispers, plural air. No, he said died. One. Beat him up there. All right. You disease. Two. Just to give good some of it. From the. Okay. Okay. I think he gazar. You think? By the gazer threat. There's not gonna be any other dangers fine room at any point. So you are on the eastern side. He was headed west to present shops, doodle yet. Yeah. Go ahead. Dude investigation you're going to try to. Footing. Your best. Yes. Is that he was headed walk to get out of the city? It is a wall heart city. But it was it west. But. Okay. So let's him the seem marrow's ran to the tonight. I go back to see the procession procession group people headed on. Marrow's ran into the is last week was in the north where I pulled it is in the south ward, but it still connected. It is the opposite of, I think both are touching city. The so he can easily get into the war. He's headed that way with the body of the poor person's view attacked mercilessly, nurses them, heading there with the poor person mayors, correct. I have. Held. First and foremost, things up. Heroes to shot MIR's down MRs and Lumina. Didn't do anything stops. So does she his mom? Under the lagging. Yes, of course, she did nothing to stop us. Did nothing to stop Miro's floor her daughter, not son. You're both adults and maybe can make your own students say you said his mother. None with the dollar. Makers. The point of NBC stop you from making. Well, she tried. She didn't. She did look regardless. I just want it on the record that. Quote, unquote hollow. Paladin did nothing. Tell us aren't can you beat that. Yes. Merrill, says that each person, and you want them. Thank you. Kimber left literally the entire pie. Jolly. So. This is the. Struggle. This is alone. This is the God that her mother is. Altitude, Karen doesn't know this. We're just kind of. Up against together, yet she is a devotion out it. She served. Cool. You're talking to knock I'll think. She didn't say anything just made in typing. College news heard. Supposed to be. So does your hand for. Easing. Click. This is trash trade. Transplant. It's we'll get there. We'll get there. So you make it to the to the home. Marrow's has notified a priest clerk of help to what's happening. What's coming? There's someone who needs dining and you found someone that can catch them fi, and they have the components on hand. Onto review within one minute of this. You can bring someone back to life, fifteen months. It has video but just remind everybody we did cast gentleman pose. We were we the dice where slightly in their favor of the wasn't clear available nearby, that was able to cast your musket is a cycle. So this was a junior stops the time almost a time stop body yet times last ten minutes. A. We don't watch today. I'm dead for days along bills terrible that are on different teams. That is a great song. So you carrying a young Lee. Holy eighteen nineteen did Weaver salvage. Hold on us. Twenty two. We don't have to. Oh, you forget, you the place gets two-thirds. Pretty cool now. Cool. Yeah. Lies twenty two twenty three. As a lot of our here to my age. So you're, you're down cool. Nimes. So. Just because we now have a name for them. They always. Always rocky. As we all know this history game. So you're carrying this young lady who looks be late teens early twenties. They will right into the rip gauge. What a shot. Indeed, Mirren's mayors never misses hit, or miss. I guess you never. Cut that could shoot. Good. You get to the temple helmet is a. It's kind of style made it all to health are going to be in the middle. I'm okay. Here's the thing, it doesn't make sense to have like a resurrection in the middle of the streets, because we did to pose yet. So even Mitchell halfway could be like, you know, we have time now yet since there's not the Russell. Yeah, it'll be a bit more. Secret, more more and clips so a crowd gathered around as you're bringing this person back to life say, you'll get into simple. It's styled like a castle. There's nights is the guards and stuff you enter in there's open foyer area. Sadly, there are cop lives on the table where all the painful, it's are, you know where your hand on the pre twenty and sometimes you miss some things on your candidates. You're doing the woods work. You can't always clean. Right. That's what I say. And they say get back to work. Home. So anyways, you enter the pre-spring please? Come this way. Have a room to the side, we can do this, and you enter it's just at a table. Place, the person down and the priest begins the ritual he figures that you can settle cost afterwards. You'll understand the transaction there's going to be somebody is expensive. Let's look at jinx. I know what it's three hundred Gulbis diamond and is consumed by the spill drinks for life. Tricks for. And a bar. That's Albama opposite side of town. I'll, I'll offer to the to the high priest busy clerk to out, outrace human. Shouldn't have door. If was the tore tore it's common for tourists. Follow for. Anyway. Just to. He goes to the ritual on. And you see this divine light sort of leave his holy symbol. And it sort of Phelps, the body this Lang there before you. And you of course, have removed they're already. And you just see this, this white settle answer link Zorg almost, and the person you see the chess start to slowly rise clues. And the wound is like being stitched like, that's receipt. Sort of light kind of be absorbed into. And sort of stitches at close, and you see the, the Chesapeake into rising home, and I wanna lean over, ma'am. Roast gently softly, ma'am, are you awake, and it, it I you'll get anything. It's still just a gentle breathing. And if you persist after moment she just starts to, to come to. Absolutely. Amaze? You're in the temple of helm, an accident happened. We accidentally shot you. You. She said you and the idea of someone explaining to shot, this is new ground for me. Guns seconds where like a crane Thome some five through Knox do through a wall comes up and he opened the door. UK UK. Because you just went through a wall. Like I didn't know that at all. Thanks for calling. We were we were fighting with some of the gangs pull up. Which is. I'm leaning over trying. We refining with the gangs and street era win off. And we heard you scream, we've made it all better. We do politics. My grandfather I haven't seen him. Years. One moment that was at his grave, the next I was living by priority. Having a vision. Shot. I'm here. Now is this just you probably kill me? Yes died. It was a very good shot. See the color light drinker basis United again now. I'm just another. That's just shocking. You've been revived the everything's gonna be fine. Comes. She can't sound was brought you back. She continues to, like, certainly quietly. And you your mom comes in. Chrismas company. And I wanna help you because I'm not. This is shaking dead thing. Very north into performance. Crucial. Insult her suasion persuasion, even better than I do wanna help. Great. That's good. Van's child. One on the second one. E-e-eh you kindly cheap. Is able to kind of giving full result kinda makes sense did shake a Disney of it's really like she just not head like cheap. Doesn't understand this, this weird being in the spiritual back in the physical, like it's just like this rated another clear, the creatives keep. Give me four six. Really? We have forty six she's, she's just she's, she's simple who. What is it looks beyond? Madonna's. Some in in his life embarrassed like Gary looker in the I kinda like walks her to or side. He just kind of like, why at least speaks up, he says. Under. Sorry. And she's like. Rocard. Ross. One girl. She's she's just like. All. Fault. Not knowing that you were charter, she's kind of taking she said, not the see told me, he shot you was that true. But it wasn't man. Hopefully, stand every the electri- the corner. If you're fighting games in the bin. Shoot. Full thing. Ma'am, if you would like we will give you time you stay here, the tipple you rest, and we will tell your family. Okay. Yeah. Starts leaving. She says she gives you the shriek and how soccer. They were at a great site service, those clear the cleric was doing. Reuser visiting. Television. I assume be like shot her in front of her family. And then. Picture of. To go back and claim. And now she embezzling what happened. I don't. You can rest up here and whenever you're feeling up to you. You can go home. Sure and luminous up forward. She's like, how many praised this is a miracle. So what is what is remember FAI brings spring back? Let's see whenever she says, how blessed I would like to knowing that she's still not feeling great reach out, but my handle her chest and cast cure wounds. So that is one eight. There is on the d one hundred sorry, it's dasher, your confidence, your cedar spells, I can do it. Helm will be the one raised seven, I'll say Selena's please, he'll this show girth. And that light glows out of hand wound stitched up and she gates color back. And she is at that point flu yet, though. We now. I mean you know held the lefting, but, you know, whatever. Gobi. Thank you. So. Appreciate you being there whenever I need you. And your mom's cuddly picks the choose. Once again, been there and my. To your done zero will forever be in your debt picky time. I I'll be your. I'll be Ukraine. I'll say home to where you. What were you doing in the radio? You see my oak leaf, kind of Golo. Michael Vaughan, pray. I picture like the divine envy, like it's still radiant, but it's got like a green to, to sort of Lenka about Oakley for flav isn't paint. I think this because it is a, you know, a, a right of battle color like a lighter metal. And so whenever I prairie it turns green during that's when it gets its colored excellent. What are you doing? Onto the Kurtz, the crypt. Tritter. He's. That danny. Hostal Nick are still flying days. We advantage, today's a day, I don't wanna into question. That's it was competitive. Of. My job mom. I was the graveyard shift again. We were searching for an artifact that we were asked to get. I don't wanna go into details because I know Bernard was like this acid came in and everything. Yep. I don't wanna get into details, because I don't think it's any business to that agree and competitive nature. I don't need my mom so kind of stuff we were looking for an artifact that we were asked to get lead us to wish you wizard. An a wizard familiar lead us to the mausoleum. Where we lost the artifact. And these the games jumped us. And they, they wanted this, this artifact, but we didn't have the effect, and then a stray or went as, as you saw you were there as I warned against. Really of? From the mother, can we take this out side? We're still in the room, right? And she's Sean. She did look to step sake. Steps already. I mean is this are tied to you were in the Grohl into? Yes. Yes, it was. But we were the growing villages right through fireball. We didn't know yet. All of this is tied together this, I heard of hobble heard of, on villa that's and you see the person that attacked our home, our home. If you're, you're there, as well, right? My sit Galway still have to if you walked volume. Okay. I, I kind of walked to the back, but we did say that gives us Lee states on. The person the thing that attacked our home was in possession of a map that led to a lady that led to this artifact, it's been a long strand of step after step, but we're getting involved heavily with the gangs, and it's getting a lot more dangerous and now citizens are getting in the way. Citizens getting in the way. And I don't mean that in a suicide getting in the way, I mean it in the way the, the worst possible way of, like I don't like that since got hurt this not like they're getting in the way of being my treasure. But that's an hour as. Citizens, the citizens down about take in cloud image, cloudy. Got cloudy buffer than this violence has been ruling. Ons down it feels like we're renting middle of, and it's spilling shoots. Yes. I. I have to report in. I was off to come story as as to be told. But. Where can I be? New out your where you could reaching you still have an invited me to your new home. How do you know I have a new home? Mom, I know a lot of these things. So then you. Just kinda like frustrated a little bit as you walk away. But she stuff. So. Thank you for your help. As you do that she's stopped. She's not facing, you and she starts walking so. Mattew payments on for this. I see you are sitting guard is going to be shy. Check with the guard to receive pay for this. Are you going to? Is that is that a cane? If you're done the duty of the city in might. We're fine. Again. I don't I I'm only okay with twisting the truth. So much on ask you, is that okay? Like, I don't know how city working limit it literally. But. I think they're still getting twisted. I think maybe far for appellate. But you, you see luminous like I. It was under my watch Atkins. They should ever been allowed in fights. Turn invisible. Store likely story. So it was watch I'll put it on my expense report. I'm having. Fill-up tell by that. Thanks. Pretty gross. They're five pieces. Muscle bird. Who else was gonna pocket and still right? Three hundred feet spits report that she gets refund of. If this must be sorted out if you throwing me the guard station in the city of the dead. We can. The reports, and we'll have to go the captains. What exactly we need to do going forward? So all Catholics diet. He's, she's in the city of the dead and mother already healed the other. Yeah. Okay. She is information include in there. Letter to that person. Bob. I didn't get a chance to apologize. And I do feel bad. Whenever the only thing I to do is protect acidly shot one foot. The injured are under all the primary list of the dead. So I never went would like to write them, a letter handle it. Own. She gives you formation. The she took down, if you do that, if you express that to, to Luna on, would you at the station? It's more of a command rather their quest. So, of course visits. Visits not necessarily sorry I don't you don't chip. Our check the mail. Did shoot anybody's gets. You don't have to go. Cheka male. I would've let into this week's. Tell me if I got hit in the mail. Yes. My name is actually to the guard shack. Is there anyone could go back and check those? Defeated. They had kind of information on also care of. I'm we had the car and clean up the scene. To tell them guards at the gate that there was an ordeal. So I'm I'm certainly if there's any evidence to be added his car station. So if you would join please. Our? Yes. There, whatever. Whatever I'm commanded to do. She has to the. One of the office and you see her exit with a like resplendent looking fellow. Ars been polished to the nines. Chip foot you come and it's. In. Lumina says that wanna you both of you foot. Vice doctor today. Is this the case died? I take. Yes. Captain. Not quite under my jurisdiction, and you did this on your watch. No, sir. I've been given I was given permission from other captains in the north ward. That's where we are at in the north ward to handle issue with gangs. And this was step after step led to this. We, we saw Rick -sition come through that. You would be working with the city watch for a few days, I wanted to official orders them this. It's complicated. Yeah, we weren't onto the official orders to this part of the plan. But the last Bishop orders received led us to it's. It was more. We needed to take quick action. But captain blast wind would have been. Sorry retired. Crumley sergeant Crawley Lhasa was forty sergeant Crom loop with would have been okay with this. But we have wizard familiar wasn't trouble. We'll have to see a magistrate's. You seem luminous stuff where I, I was there. It was under my watch and I gave them the go-ahead to do to take the shot. They were shooting answer here. So it should be on me. This. It's my, it's my under my fault. Full. Lindor. Orders. I gave you so. I should be held responsible. You see teach teacher just kind of like that, dragon. Visage scowled. We've had a few problems this. Past few months ever since I was appointed to this station. You've been. Seen fit to follow orders to the t. You see your mom kind of like scowl like that. Look, she got she was. She was upset kind of lost in this sort of competition. You hide going kind of that. Same look inches. Should grow up something competition? Sorry captain. I don't believe that it was. You should have been the one that caught the cat. So. A lot of calls. Stares straight. Maybe like a federal still take comfortable. I'm still taking Michael personally craft. But I do call. A little awkward. Let me true. But I do have the wreck and you have to follow fall in line. So do you will you be need anymore? Don't they've we'll get a few words from you that this seems if she's taken the she gave you the orders to do it. You take the shot. We'll have to do an internal investigation. So we might need your. Perot. Just look at host. You can just. So don't be leaving too far and freely Jay, we'll have you come in. Suspended turn in your gut. Walk out. Yeah. No, no. I walked out before is suspended now. Let's healing. He looks loom that you're suspended. Ships turn. What sorry? Okay. So you can leave the office. So do. Marras. Do you wanna go head? Maximus crendall Leonard. Oh, well, sure you're familiar. She don't. What's. Your key in? Oh, we found the key. Would you like to go head to the locksmith because we knew about a locksmith? Had to would you lead the way? I'm not quite sure what? Yeah. And so start leading the way to you saw the initials and reminded you of a locksmith the e u. I tell you for European you. The name you did our last fro-. How we. Bernard head back to see. Yup. You get there and. There is a letter. Is flu pats is this this'll sick for you? You just can I get some money back for pay the messenger. It was called copper. The money del you don't have any. I'm just gonna have to eat that. So they'll pay for visitors. Futures are saying, I'll give you a central lost fit for it. What you're saying. Okay. All right. Well, I didn't read it. Okay meal. Our plan. Yeah. Actually solids fleets the year Bernard. Hey stupid. Okay. Do you believe you have talked to me? Member. Here's your letter. It is a letter from your sister. He does say you. Describes a lot of what Ursel flocks was telling you, in that seat where he was telling you that. Things have been hard. It's awfully at the dance music stores music. That. Hasn't been business in it seems like he's sitting in vandalism. Stop things have been wreck nothing to roken inside. It's like a daily trawling. Obscene Bingol side on your Dennis after washing or Alaska sister, daughter sister, not sure of the relations, your sister, his daughter up there, and Washington, and then he, he doesn't realize she ler presentation may have lessons to with your mother's matron, and so she can just like Klay open like seconds. But she says fun. Fun making pretend like it took did search will get more pity more allowance, so she's just describing scenes, it's like the maybe there's a reason this letter took so long with maybe a minute or something. So that's maybe where it's permission like you're drawing these dots. So. Everything he described to you, you seem slayer. Things aren't. The end of the letter says, she's like. She's lab, the year you're getting, you're becoming part adventure. Mom among the stories. Cheese. She super excited that you're doing this, and she didn't want to worry, but she needed to know because well for one it was your fault mouth noble. But at the same time, she's like she about, she Schreiner. She's trying to pick up your slack so you hear better that you're not here because. The trouble that never ever kind of, guide of Kushtia, sort of things. So you're separated joking together y'all headed off to Loxton. You off. Check for letter, yet, he said he was going to watch guards thing. So we probably both fish Saint on. We left a locksmith. He was don't let her more. You just calling him over saying cross. Just go straight. So if he's not that by that time, I think shouldn't. So. Over being arrested in the arrested. Simple. Fifty pats across fats. It was the. Okay. Gar station and they've left. Y'all head to locks. You know where it is in the. Ward floor Seymour. Make sure that'll be fun. There's nothing pick that car. We see what would now. That's what we're in the south. So the trains market. Right. Fridge Mawr is. Arenas. So. You're heading north from those near the city is sort of handles, the guard rotations all the, the city of the dead. And so you all started to end thin head west to trade war, and Bernard came from the north ward, but he didn't quite at crossings of yoga into the treats and your. Copay. Loxton. It is. Just a quaint, little building and. The sign hang outside the thing, that's holding side is like a shack, and it says, okay? Yep. Door's locked close. The full. How convenient let's pick the locks approve to the. Yes. You're not going to know. Overpasses and then you start to Hugh. Footsteps closer to the door. And there is a window, but you'll see my window and like opens up. It's kind of window. Oh. Size. You see them the door opens, and is the old man. There. Right. Other remember me? Oh. Can we? Four french. So go into the shop. It's a small roomie's got a workshop on the back burner account. A couple chairs to sit down, what brings you in bureau. She go to new who makes it for me, who has the key. Found this any sleds te'o Vicky table. Would you chance recognizes? Is surprise. Work. You know while we want. Left in the crypt. Of the own of couldn't roll. Call ups. Sell this kid. Maybe I'm using the Polk dead person. What we think the owner of this key stole something that we were looking for. Go. Is this sending that I give this information last? Not trying to cause trouble, which is. We're looking for something. What? Could be some help. Advantage. Eighteen vita that fence. Nelson. Khan was fan when you bring me. Newsroom town. So if you give me something interesting. Where it's at rainier changed his name tackle this. Stay so Marras is going to. So you're not gonna say anything, but he's. He does the sign for anchor Alaska news that he's he's looking for paper. And so he slapped him piece of paper. Mirrors kind of just down some names. Interesting people within the city that have just recently come in hospital adventures. He could, you know, pursuit for, for business look like wealthy people on. So the information chip with a lot of gets up walks out. I don't like this. For. But I don't like it. Maybe information. So. We see something about. I agree. Same thing yet. Just just looking for mation. Better not come back to me. No me, you know. City colts floating around. But she's a good person. She kiss for the city of, oh, she to this. Yes. Few months ago to evoke call kit. Vo call kid. Vol- car kits. Full call him. Let's bowl at grace that veto k r. I e s okay? Only don't give. To someone standing give out information of my coins. When you say true, you found this. Tomb? Luckily cases grave. I don't have much upset a ski feeling about wanna sold them. Locks. This way, shitty go on that might be. Over by the way, mail. Carbon renovated. Apartments. Sort of. Lower. So won't you back on? Last one really appreciate commission. Bears back to you flips Erris, flips coin. That'll do that'll do. Say you'll have this. Location. Do you also? Yes, since I since I don't be strange marrow saw. Stories you too. Good night. I'm prescient you help. Don't forget, your goodwill shit. You how. All right. And then, you know. Locks to a behind. Samaras is going to share information, and he's going to clarify with that the information he gave him was nothing. An appropriate it was just potential clientele. Sure. Rich people coming into the city so they do business with Phil. I don't believe it. Smith. Need help clientele and lock company. Getting in the locks and rich people got stuff on there. People. Come in. Coming into the city really doesn't. Check to see king. I was gonna ask do you wanna go back to shook? You want to go to the tower now. Yeah. I'll. I think we were trying to find an art. Thirteen. That feeling that you forget. Later on. We back Marissa I go back to the tavern trips exit. Wait bernard. Though anybody. Along. We don't hear that. Guess deal hunters. One hour one hour later. One hour. Plus, when he was yelling, d one hundred ninety five. He was. Yeah. Tonic Louis before I switched. My Kanter sign used thunderclaps ten times. Does he L E long Pacific? Yes. So. Tavern shepherd's pie. Choices Sunday say that Mary Sates eating crow. Pot think? Now there's a thing that's lie to your. Yeah. K coupon. Flu these seem Bernardi Newark, just walking literally just walked away. He didn't say anything. I said, we'll check told Amos what you were doing. You didn't tell us what are you going for that? But you never told never on just. Gone for hours earlier the letter, wait on. He still has paid back. Taking as he holds his hand off leading squeaky bar. Like that's between you and him. Yes, it is. You right. But I just I think it would fall through. Good sense of honoring paid you a gold piece to sweep him. 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And you look to your left, and there's some stairs that go up to the second floor on the time. My candle. Don't. Portugal. If you need. They're like twitches wall. There's a is it the lantern, if you won? I mean is a lit- will enough that I knew way off to the second pool. Enter table. Yeah. Then. It is like that darkness. So like from the door as you open it. But it's pretty dark look down. I can see. Can I just go? This is that's. Likes towards. And left is the stairs to the right there is if you want to go to the Billy. But the parliament is likely up. Information. So I go. You go upstairs and you enter into a. Fifteen by forty five foot long room and you see the room is in the back left corner of this of this hallway. Room. Nope. You don't see anything. I'm just gonna follow. Cannot do perception check in the hallway something I want to check for tracks yet. What am I doing investigation perception? Help. I wouldn't. I mean all all. Yeah. Yeah. You can. Okay. Twenty twenty around. Dilapidated like you might find loose sport on that through nothing ropes across the ground. Wait tricky. Right. No trip, wire intentional. And what did you not? He's going to put the in trying unlock it all handle at the same time, and you do that, as you open the door. You see just a couple of guys shot that their doors. And we'll find out. Oh man. Tell us how many just to learning to get that second. Sitting there, unaware kids. All right. So you're knock on the doors. Nobody answers. There's no hand. It's shade. It's made out of reach and I put. All right. So as you push needed to make decks, check. All right. Natty seventeen for a is it a safe? Yes. So that's a twenty three. All right. So good role model. So picture this as you go to reach out with your right hand to push the door open. It is eight Reed huts and through the Reed huts, aprons fishing beer. Goes right through the reeds and attempts to get you. But as you've reached out tartar body, it just slot right next to you. And does no damage. It doesn't hit you immediately. What wasn't I grab no pullback in? So you're, you're using you know, getting out the way dodging out the way. And it is pulled back yet. So sage walks out, and she grabbed the cash you've seen her tied to her belt, and she sees this group in front of her. So are y'all you ready to go? Readies all of as ready as any, we will individuals will be to into the delta to realize, you will probably not make it. Well, I would like you to know that this is my first time in the delta. I would like in. No, it is my first time too. She got us smarts. Right. So she keeps going y'all keep paddling it is the brutal heat of the day. Y'all been paddling y'all probably started paddling around nine AM or so. Go to Brighton early in the morning has wanted to get there before she set out on her fishermen stuff. And so it is the brutal heat of the day, they are no tents. There is no no candy over the of it is it is very, very excruciatingly hot. And you see you've got these birds flying over. They've got like probably eight foot wingspan and they're just circle, and you see him divan, you, you constantly hear these little noises in and out of the Russia's to your left in to your right as I said, some of these channels canals get very very tight. She's had to use the push poll once or twice whenever you are going through, and then you get to the spot, and you might not have noticed, but the, the greens began to change, and they began to get closer and closer closer to you and they start attack turn into what looks like. Tunnel. So it looked almost as if the reeds have been, we've together on the top. And so your yard so close in that you're having to use a push poll now. So she is at the front, and she's using a push poll, pushing the vote through this getting is getting shower, shower smaller smaller, and you actually begin to see read, if you really look closely underneath as well. So this is a full blow tunnel at you are currently going through does it fill romantic right now it doesn't are hearing, the uric slithering in and out. You're catching black and Brown color streaking past few in the reeds to your left to your right, constantly hearing. What could be your death right now in, in the wreath next to you? And you have no idea as y'all know most of the animals in here. Most of the creatures can kill you just the bike that used to there's snakes that could be any direction right now. And that could be your worst nightmare. I have no idea. But your going this tunnel. And then as you go this tunnel against open up all. Your weapon state. He though are young ones go in with nothing but a fishing knife, late him. They have this table. That set out there. You can see the seer. He goes over any undoes little leather bundle. Any roles at out, and it's just got rose fishing nights and not there. I'm talking these like four inch ties. These are user daggers best on. They are all bronze tip dislike frogs code that you saw any of the other weapons. And. Yep. That's, that's what you get impression. That, that's what you need us. Sales road is so excited. Still has a nice fourteen point today. No problem. Just take from health tail with you. Put net twenty oh. You might kill him out. Rasa fourteen points jets. Did you not unconscious key crit, so bludgeoning broken leg? The campaign. Damage, one d four Colin an one before Dick's. Target speed is reduced a half until you are Hugh, wakes up first and you, you feel weird. You're you feel like your eyelids are super super heavy, and so heavy they like they birds fish like fire inside of you. When you're trying to open them, but you've got the highest concert. You're the first one able to break out of this drug induced sleep as the party wasn't quite the party. You assume you're having, and so it feels like fire trying to get your nerve endings toward. And as you open your eyes. And you'll be shortly after him waking up. You open your eyes and you look around and directly next to you. You see sage to your left, and then you see your line of your compatriots, and you are all just laid out and you notice that all of y'all weapons are gone. You have. No, none of your acquitted except the armor that you had.
Top 10 Money Must-Have Books From This Show
"It just would it be right to end the year without a top ten list and this episode is dedicated to my list of the top. Ten money books that were featured on the show everything from career to investing to side hustling and more so. Your job is just to sit back. Enjoy a mashup of some great soundbites from my top ten authors and then head to the show notes for a massive roundup of all the authors that have been on the show by the end of this episode. You'll have what you need to build a stellar money book library in tips to help you end the year just rate. You're listening to millennial money with award winning money expert and serial entrepreneur. Shana come to game where we flipped the script on the old school approach to everything. Your parents never taught you about money. Each week shawna creates a safe space by talking with special guests from around the world about money wellness entrepreneurship trailing like a boss. And what makes millennials tick unique stories. 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Welcome to my top ten authors. This is the gift to you. Go out by one of these books. Gobble up yes. I'm gonna use that word multiple times. Gobble up the buck. And i guarantee you're gonna take at least jammer to from all of these books into the new year. So let's start with your career. Your career brings us to the question. What do you wanna be when you grow up. And you may not even know that yet. And that's okay. I'm actually still figuring that out for myself. So i think it's perfectly fine to say i actually don't really know but no matter where you are with your career. I want you to embrace a few things one that your career is not who you are. It's just what you do. It's just that simple number two. It is definitely journey and not a destination. I started my first business. When i was nineteen in college and i had absolutely zero idea what i was doing and i would have never been able to guess that from that point to this point i would be doing what i'm doing now. So the moral story is just embrace it embrace all the crazy turns you just never know and i think that's the exciting thing number three. Do the thing that makes you feel alive even if nobody really understands you if you're going to bring anything into the new year it's the hat. Do the thing that really makes you feel good even if right now it's just on the side and it's not necessarily for money just yet you gotta feel fulfilled. You just absolutely have to so our first author in the career section is on angel she is. Podcast hosts an author of switch pivot or quit and on the podcast. She shares her journey to figuring out what she wants purpose to be. And how you can do the very same thing. Let's take a listen. Yeah i just wanted to start out. You know you talk about this career transformation that you made yourself. I don't want to spoil enter the thunder. I want to hear your own voice. But i'd love to know. What are the some things that you learned about growing into your purpose and really really figuring out that that transformation was so unnecessary to your own personal career success so he knows it's so funny early on. I never knew that. I needed to grow into my purpose. Really didn't i was. I was checking all the boxes right so i was doing all. The things that were expected me graduated from college. Getting your first good job on these layer quotes you know like all of these things that having a 401k. All of these things that using you're supposed to do so. I wasn't really worried about purpose. It wasn't until i got into my career a number of years before i started thinking an thinking the thoughts of what's next. What else should i be doing. Something bigger is the work that i'm doing meaningful or do i want to be doing this forever. Only questions started coming in. It really started to take shape when i decided to do this side hustle. I had jewelry business on the side and it was doing really well in terms of press in media coverage in everything and people wearing the jewelry we had beyond say where the jewelry we had all these celebrities. All this great stuff right. So that gave me like this fuel energy from creative cy. I felt like i was tapping into more than just what i was doing. On the nine to five with being like a sports entertainment publicists. It was giving me an outlet in something else to sort of like buy into. But then i also started thinking like what. I'm doing nine to five this sports. Pr which can sometimes be very thankless type of career. You know everybody wants you to get in do certain things but then there's very little fanfare once it's done for you you know it's it's all about you know the person that you're doing it for so i started thinking like what do i want my impact to be and i really started having this nagging feeling that my purpose was larger than what i was doing. And that the impact. That i was making day-today wasn't big enough and i didn't know who i needed to be impacting but i just knew that i wasn't making type of impact that i could be making. I felt i had this nagging feeling like there was something bigger so it wasn't until i really started digging in and trying to figure out what was driving me. What was i good at in answering those questions. Which was a journey in itself. That was the time where i started to realize that i needed to make switch over. Quit in this was before switch pivotal was. I got an even know what i was doing at the time i just knew i needed to transition so i did a lot of the personal development work and then i came to writing and through my journey of writing a book that was traditionally publishing. That worked out of the thing. Because i had no idea where. I was getting myself into i did. I have any connections in that space. So i just learned everything is i was going and you know. It was a blessing to get a traditional publishing deal. But after that i started to experience a lot of people coming up to me or reaching out to me expressing how proud of me they were and how much i had inspired them by my journey. Now when i set out on my journey. I didn't even know what the journey could look like or would look like i didn't set out to inspire anybody i set out to change my situation. That was no longer content in. I think through getting the feedback from other people in saying how my journey was impacting people that started to make me recognize and sort of identify a purpose within all of that. And that's the long story of how i got to this point. I love. I love the story i i i'm curious. Do you think that that it's something that we have to go through a little bit of our career. We have to go through a few years at least before. We can have a position where we can think. Okay what is my passion. What are those things i like. Do you think you could do that when you're when you're rolling out of college now. I think you have to have some years under your belt. In the reason that i think you have to have some years under your belt Is the at this point. It's not just about the experiencing. It's more about the likes thing. You know you start out in this position where you're going from high school to college in everyone's asking you even before you make the transition to college. Everyone's asking you. What do you wanna be when you grow up. You don't really know all you is what you're exposed to write. Some of us are exposed to more things than other people. Fortunately in in some people just have very limited exposure so their ideas of what they think they can be your what they may want to be usually have something to do with their parents their background. Something that they see around them or careers that they their parents deemed successful which they in turn being successful in. Usually it's money driven right. It's like oh your doctor. You wouldn't be a lawyer. You want to be something. That's going to generate a lot of income for you and security. So you're asking a question in your face with this question so early on your pressured into making a decision when it's time to go to college because you have to decide a track you have to decide a concentration you do it even if you don't really know even if you're not really sure so by the time you get out into the world and you decided this tracking you settle Some of us get out into the working world in immediately. No this is not where. I'm supposed to be because this. I didn't even feel connected to this when i was doing it in school. I just had gotten so far into it. That i felt like i needed to keep going with it so now just about a completion thing and then some people get on the other side of college and they still think that that's what they wanna do with. They need time to work their way through all of us. We all need time to work our way through ourselves as a human be. It's not about school anymore. It's not about checking the boxes. It's not about showing up somewhere in trying to be the best you can be. Who are you inside. what makes you tick. What do you connect to. Who do you connect to. What makes you get excited. You know what drives you. Where are your natural interest. Sometimes we have to suppress those natural injuries because of all these outside factors namely family friends expectations. All of these things. So i think when you get when you first get into job it'll k- especially when you just graduate is located. Know that maybe this match forever. But i think that you really start understanding more about yourself how you show up which are likes and dislikes are what your interests are What type of people you gravitate type of situation you gravitate to what type of situations you drive in versus those that. Don't use to really understand all of those things. Once you've been out there in the world a bit and when i say out there in the world that means working as well as just existing in living i just love ionas message and since we're still on the topic of career i cannot pass up at the opportunity to mention one of my favorite authors and multiple podcast episode guests jacqueline twilly. She is an expert at helping. You become a negotiation expert. So when you're going in for that job interview and who really want to get what you're worth. This is the time to have jacqueline in your back pocket. So she's got a lot of great books. One of my favorite is called. Don't leave money on the table. Negotiation strategies for women leaders and male dominated industries. Yep it is an absolute gem You don't need to spend a ton of money to reconnect with yourself. You can start to improve nearly every aspect of your life with your phone and a little head space head. 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But i pick up this book every couple of months and read it over and over again and every time i learned something new and it's just written in a language that is so digestible and easy and approachable and i just i really appreciate it. I don't like those really intellectual investing books. it just doesn't make sense to me. I need something that i can. Just greeley sink my teeth into the also always room for invested. Which is a new york times bestseller book by my friend and brilliant investing guru danielle town. We actually hadn't met. When i did this interview but i just knew that we had to become friends after. And that's what we did so call it crazy friends stalker but we made a connection on the podcast which is probably why. It's such a genuine great interview and then afterwards we're like. Hey you know what we should actually be real life friends so in in twenty nineteen jeff and i actually flew to switzerland where danielle lives and we hung out for a week scheming about some business ideas and more and it just clicked. She's just one of the coolest people. I know her book invest. It tells the story of danielle ditching her corporate law career and really jumping into the world of investing. So let's take a listen and you talk about. Obviously the crux of the book invested is really this twelve month journey. That you took with with your dad is kind of your your coach to get you to this place of financial freedom. You know you talk just a little bit about it earlier but take me back though you know. What was life like before you started on this journey to financial freedom. Did you think this was even possible. Oh god no i had. I went to a whole bunch of school. I have like ridiculous number of graduate degrees. And i kept on. I wanted to maybe going. I just loved studying religion. So i have a graduate degree in religion and then i thought no i wanna go to law school and become like a first amendment lawyer. Which really wanted to do so. I went to law school. And then i got fascinated by entrepreneurs and by the way you asked me about what my dad did when i was young. He was an investor and entrepreneur. And that kind of came back to me. When i was in law school and i started getting really interested in companies and in helping startups venture capital. Get going and i realized this was actually connected to again to my childhood into money. I mean or i need a shrink on this stuff. And so and so i became a startup in venture capital attorney which i absolutely loved and lived in boulder colorado had my dream job had a great house like it was really good and i plan to live there forever so i never thought about what to do in the future. I just i never really thought about retirement. Like retirement to me was and frankly probably still feels a bit like this kind of like far off. Golf course gold. Watch kind of thing that i frankly don't really want. I want to have a really good life now and s. I can't really imagine retiring when i'm sixty and living another thirty years. Like kind of chilling. So i i don't know i'm i'm focused on now and the next ten years and and and really like being able to live the life i want and so i was doing that but then i started to get sick as i said and i started to realize i wasn't going to be able to keep that lifestyle up for too much longer and that's what really gave me that. Push into okay. I need to basically find like a side hustle. I need to figure something else out to do. So that if. I can't keep this job up. I'm going to be okay and And that combined with finding out about compounding an inflation which are. I don't know if you you know about this. i'm sure but in relation. I didn't know this. i'm just going to say it. Inflation affects our savings. So my whole plan was like not going to bother with investing. I don't want anything to do with the financial world or markets because they go up and down. And i don't understand it and i can't predict it so i just didn't want anything to do with it so i was like. I'm just going to save all my money and that'll be great and in like twenty years i will magically probably know more than i do now and i will just know what to do and it'll be okay and so i was really proud of myself and i mentioned this plan to my dad and he goes daniel. What about inflation. And i was what you. What do you mean. And he goes. What about inflation. Inflation is going to destroy your savings. And i said no won't what are you talking about and i don't it. Was this total disconnect disconnected. Like are you stupid. Like do we understand each other here. What what are we talking about and like you see how many degrees i have well. He knows that i'm terrible. With numbers and money stuff so he was but it was a little bit of like. Are you this really. And so. I said i know about like inflation. In a sort of a macro economic sense where like prices go up for some reason that i can't totally explain and that's pretty much what i know. And he was like. Yeah and when that happens the value the buying power of your savings is going to go down so if you save twenty thousand dollars in twenty years you are not going to be able to buy twenty thousand dollars worth of stuff with that twenty thousand dollars and the rate of inflation is an average of three percent a year which means and this is the part that nobody ever connected for me. We have to do something with our money to get an average of three percent per year just to keep up with inflation or else we're losing money like it's insane and i mean through no fault of our own by the way through like being good little savers. Who are doing the right thing. And once i found that out i was like oh my god. I have to actually take action. Here can't just save my money. It's it's still as you can tell it. Still kind of blows my. Yeah and i think you know you make a good point. Because i think that you know somebody could pick up the book and be like. Oh well her out of this investing legend. She has to like just you know. Almost by osmosis have all this knowledge and yet you're so honest that you know you didn't and numbers were your thing. Maybe they still aren't exactly your thing. And i think that gives it so much more credence because it's almost like okay if you can do it and you're telling me exactly how you did it. Why can't i do it as well. And i think there's something really powerful about that. You just thought about honesty too. I think that message is so important. If any if i can do this anybody can do this and yes. I am super lucky to have a father who i can ask all the questions i want. And he is amazing because he answers all of my questions like he doesn't have to do that and he just sits with me and will stay with me for hours until i get it. He's amazing. I couldn't pay for that so i'm really glad that i can then pass it on. Share all of that with people through the book and through our podcast and really show that the stuff is how to put it exactly. It's like it's it's simple. it's not the it's not always easy but it is simple and all we need is some education and the thing is we don't get financial education. They don't teach us the stuff in school. And i have a lot of degrees as i said. I'm an educated person. And i did not understand that. Inflation affects my savings because i didn't study economics. So we're all like so siloed now that if you're not in business and i have to say though i even get emails from people who are in business and say to me. I didn't realize that. I had never connected that to my own money before. So i think there's a lot of shame around not knowing there's there's there's a combination of like we don't have anybody to ask and i'm lucky and i have somebody who i could ask and i'm excited that we can put it out there and And and you guys can all find out the same stuff. So invested danielle walks you through like i said this twelve month journey into investing in a really tangible way and you can literally follow along in the book a month after month after month. So if you're looking for more investing books besides the couple that i recommended that are definitely my must haves check out the show notes. Because there's a lot more favorites fitted there such as broke money'll takes on investing by air. Lowery who's bound the show several times and passive income aggressive retirement by rachel richards. Who is just killing it on the passive income quest if you are looking for ideas on passive income you absolutely need to pick up her books so that takes us to our biggest money category which is just managing your and your life which is seemingly right to just figure this thing out. That's probably why you're here listening to this show. And this is where we've had some stellar interviews over the years. It's almost impossible for me to pick the final five bucks from this category. Because i think you really need all of these books and when you go to the show notes and you look at all the books and you look them all up. I know you're definitely gonna agree but we have to start somewhere. So let's start with the scrape book by author. Johnson fork in his book is called the wealthy garner. And i had this email pech from john in my inbox for a few weeks. And to be honest i just. I wasn't sure if this was fit for the show. I just. I didn't really know what to think about it so when weekend. I grabbed a cup of tea and my favorite blanket and read through the entire book in two sittings. Took me two days on it. But i have so many dog-eared and highlighted pages that his almost embarrassing to admit if you if you're someone who hates dogeared pages you definitely wouldn't want my copy but this book spoke to me in so many ways. Maybe just the idea that we're all on this search for a metaphor ick wealthy garden a life full of stuff. We really want and missing the stuff. That just doesn't serve us for me. Thoughts putting money in a place. That doesn't rule my life. But is just a tool as i tell you so often on this show so take a listen to a few minutes from an interview with john and do yourself a favor and grab his book. The wealthy garner. A promise you. You're gonna have dog-eared as many pages as i do. Yeah i i was so excited you actually Found me and sent me a copy of your book. The wealthy gardner. And i sent you a message last week but i have read through the book and i have dog eared so many pages in the book that it's kind of crazy. I went back to pull some things for this interview. And i thought okay. I should have highlighted. Because i have so many pages dog-eared but it really resonates with me because i speak a lot about this on the podcast but it's about prosperity from a perspective. I think that feels real and tangible. And that's the message. I'm always trying to get out. Especially when i talk about money. Mindset and things like that that prosperity is important. But there's a way. I think to think about it that That just feels more real more Tangible like i said. I can tell you that that's why the book was published and was taken over by penguin. They felt the same thing. They couldn't quite put their finger on it but it was a resonated it resonated with the masses. You know so. They're trying to figure out. Why does this resonate. And i say presidents because you know i wrote a book for my son and i am running from the experience of having done it and so there's not a lot of hypothetical theory here. It's a lot about the struggle and and the victory and the good and the biden and and the reality so yeah i believe that. Yeah a what is it about prosperity. That's important to talk about. This could be like an hour conversation. I realized that twenty hours or twenty minutes right. You know what. I think that i what's important to talk about for me. I think in terms of what. I wanted my son to understand. Was that it's it's victory it's not a. It's not something that you would have as far as like a greedy goal. It's not about amassing wealth for the sake of Looking good prosperity is is a bigger word to me. It's more than just money. It's a full. Life is money and money does help a fuller life but prosperity to me is a fuller richer life of using your full potential and you can certainly use your full potential quite a bit more if you have more money in your life isn't all based around jason that almighty dollar so it's is winning that's what it is and it's a holistic feels holistic to me like it feels like you said sometimes when we talk about wealth we in our minds conjure up an idea of a dollar amount sitting in a bank account but i think if we can understand wealth from a broader perspective. A that number doesn't necessarily have as much power over us or maybe there isn't that that scarcity Attached to it but we can see things from a broader perspective in weakened appreciate wealth a lot of different things that we have in our lives. I'll tell you the word holistic you use there i. I couldn't agree more in living my own life out. I don't know where use. I don't know how you cheat one area of your life and then do well on the other areas of your life because it's all about attention -ality like you're either gonna be intentional with your time with your actions with your gifts and talents or you're not and there's very. There's a hard line to draw. You can't be intentional over here. And then and then mindless over here and so intentionally does encompass a life. No doubt about it. So i do see it as holistic in overall idea. It's hard to be a loser in one area. A winner in another youtube. You're inter you're not yet and to follow that up you talk a lot about mindset of course this wealth this idea of wealth mindset which. I think it goes right in with what we're talking about. Why why do you think we need to have these things like. Why do we need to have a wealth mindset and cultivate that even if we feel especially right now the time we're in maybe we feel like we're in a place of lack or we lost our job or our business whatever it may be. How can we cultivate that idea of still having a wealth mindset. What's important is is just keeping the focused no matter what external stimulus is all around us. The the the major lesson from the wealthy gardner. There's there's a million lessons within their. But i wrote a book son this but you know if you think about it on the very first couple of chapters you read. The book is a farmer who's using only a portion of his land and he's not happy with this harvest and so a neighbor comes over and of course he says. Why don't you use a bigger portion of your land while the farmer says that's a good idea so he starts using a bigger portion of his land. Okay so that's a start. Now we we move into or you planting the seeds in that bigger portion of your land. And you so you have to get the seeds straightened out as classic metaphor and even if once you do that if you plant on the biggest portion of your land. You're planting the rice seeds. You still have to figure out the idea that white you do. After the work is over that small little choices you make day to day to day. They still matter a lot in terms of what you end up within the end over time and so it all comes down to this consistent daily intention -ality and that's what it's all about. So yeah i. I think that. That's the main what is intentionally is controlling. Your mind is being mined. Four is choosing that. Like i can tell you that my own my own practice every day of my life including this day is to close my eyes and envisioned my future and fill that future and experience that why do that. It's sets the intention intentionally. It gets you in the river of what you're heading toward and then you'd make the right actions the right choices and you do the right stuff. You think the right thoughts once you're in river of whatever. Your intention is what. John's talking about is intentionally being really intentional. With your money and that's hopefully another reason. Listen this podcast as help because you want to make mindful money choices and not just have money flowed out the proverbial windows and not know where it's going another one of my favorite books is work your money not your life by roger ma roger is cfp and wrote this great book about helping you create a vision for your life and then figuring out the money steps that you need in order to make that happen right. It's great to have the goal but we gotta figure out like what are the actual steps that we need to take and rodgers. Book really breaks that down. He shares some important wisdom that achieving. Your money goals. It isn't about what you make. But it's about what you spend. So i want you to just think about that for a minute. It's not about what you make. But it's about what you spend and probably how you spent more importantly what if you took even a fraction of what you spent this month on stuff. You really didn't need an directed instead towards the stuff. We really want to do. Whether that's path dead invest save for her big post cova trip launch business. Give back your community. Whatever it is with that money be better served going towards those schools. I mean yes and no sometimes. The answer's yes. Sometimes the answer's no that's just reality right. But that's why. I created something i call. Stop look and ask rule. And i apply this to all my online purchases so i have to physically make myself see the price with tax shipping. Like the whole kit and caboodle. And then ask myself. Is this something. I really need or really really want or would it be better to send this money towards a goal and i do this with every single purchase and what happens is a lotta times. I look at the total dollar amount of fact i was just looking at this. The other day there's sweatshirt. I wanted when i put it in the car and i added the shipping the tax. It was like seventy five dollars for sweatshirt and i was like okay realistically. How often emigrant where that's what shirt. I'm probably going to wear it at home. Does it really matter. If i'm wearing a seventy five sweatshirt home. What can i do without seventy five dollars. Oh that's right. I want to help our local food pantry. Let me just send that seventy five dollars that way or pay. I've got some holiday dead. Seventy five dollars could go to pay off that debt or go towards another gift for family member you get the idea and sometimes the answer is yeah. I actually want to buy that sweatshirt for seventy five dollars. And i'm okay with it but what i did was. I made a mindful choice. I didn't just hit the button to buy. I actually stopped to really think about it. And when you start having those moments of decision making that's when you start to be more in charge of your money and that's really where the light bulb go off and where you're going to start to be able to achieve your goals. Another one of my favorite books in this category is the middle finger project. Which is a book about how to get rid of imposter syndrome and live the life you deserve so this book and interview was so full of fun and noteworthy tips and it's a great interview and book to help you really step into your sweet spot with our apologies in life. So of twenty twenty was a little bit of a dumpster. Fire for you. This is definitely the book for you my friend and then that takes us to you the last book on my top ten list and i saved what i feel is one of the very best for the last can honda. This book called happy money. Japanese are of making peace with your money. And i kinda heart him for doing so. This is another book on my bedside table. Not kidding to you. If you came into my room right now you would see these books on my table and i picked them up often. And it's when. I need to remember that. Money isn't so hard and doesn't define me pick the spoke up because it's such a great message so ken talks about this. Really cool way of thinking money when it comes in and when it comes out and just this idea of what does it mean to actually have happy money so i think we need to hear this one. More time. I wanted to start out. You know you say that that money is energy it can be happy or it can be unhappy so tell me a little bit like what makes money happy. You know. one time. I was pushed by this woman and see asked me if she could take a look at my watch and she just can't all my bills and she said ken. You're good to go because all your money's smiling and she told me that money can smile law. And if if you're not doing what you love which were taken advantage of other people. The money could be crying in know what and i thought. Wow that's an interesting concept. And i started thinking in. Oh there must be true kinds of money money and many happy money makes you smile when you receive it only spend it whereas unhappy many makes you a frustrated and when you receive the money and also when you spend money it gives me a scary feeling too so It's a big difference and he doesn't really matter. How much money may you may you have. It's about your emotional attitude toward money. I think that's so powerful. And i always say we don't spend enough time talking about like you said the emotional attitude towards money. We want to go straight onto the how to's how do i grow investments. Or how do i register. And all of those things are really important but the emotional component of it. I have found to be a game changer for myself and for countless other people that i've shared this message to but i'm curious. Why do we ignore this. Emotional component of money you know. I think we're so cooked up with the numbers so the more is better than i. Talk about money container In i teach japanese. Hundreds of thousands japanese people how to Find your right size budding. For example in north america. I get many questions. Like how can how. Can i make mighty contender bigger so There's an assumption. That more is better but in fact I approach Things more than way so Can you cite With what you have because happiness is found when a fully content with what you have. So don't try to go for bigger better you know more otherwise Your life will be in the hell of the want more. Wow yeah that's so powerful. I tell me a little bit more. This like finding the right size container. How do you. How do you practically go about that in figure out what that is for you know. My father was very successful content tax accountant and he told me everything about money. And then i. As i grew up i found out that We had guests on weekends for my father To to visit his clients. And i realized when i was small There are people who brought very expensive in a sweet and nice things for a souvenir and there are those who didn't bring anything you know tower house so i realized that there are two kinds of people generous people and that so generous people and i found out there are people who are good at making money receiving money and who are not so good at making money so i found out there is distinct. Cold might contain her. We're born with a certain money container. It could be a small size. It could be a big size. Somebody like bill gates warren buffett. They were born with a big huge many container. And they're those those who are making minimum wage. Don't think outside of the box so those people were born with smaller bucket of mighty cook dinner Interesting so can you. You know using those examples saying those people are born into those money containers. Can you then change your money. Container of course of course but you know. Oh it's so interesting because it's a talk about It's about a mindset. You know when when we think we're so limited in aware just stop if we are limited to for example employee mentality. We tend to think how much money we get per hour or per week or per month but wealthy people think of money in terms of Rendering service to millions of people and dan Received money so they tend to think more but enterpreneur mind so And in fact the the more service and the better service and happier service did provide There are likely to receive more. So that's Life works in this Capitalism but When just take a look at the life How much a service you give out you'll receive later on. So it's it's the money contender but at the same time is how much you're willing to go to the world so if you're offering little working minimum age kind of work you're not giving so much syrups but if you're just providing so much information someone's love and for example if you own a restaurant chain you're serving hundreds of thousands of people everyday a through your company so more service you provide the moyal receive and it's a very simple fact. I like that. Yes someone wants Said to me that i was kind person and that kindness is always paid back in the universe. And that's something. I've held onto for for a long time. I think that's really interesting. Because i can see so many examples of people that i'm friends with our that are in my sphere. Where they're kind or maybe a. They extend their knowledge to someone when someone needs that knowledge or whatever it might be and i watched that. Come back to them. So that's like a really interesting concept. I think it's very simple. So if you're not satisfied with your financial status or financial situation of just just look at you life. How much have you given in the past. And if you're not giving so much out in the world you're not receiving a result it's an giving simplisafe's right and giving doesn't have to be money monetarily. Speaking right it's it's giving of your of your knowledge or of your time of of being you know shoulder to cry on maybe for a friend. I mean it's giving of yourself in lots of different ways right. Yes and But financially you have to give something to the world that people are so excited to say thank you bye to you so in this world. Thank you off a main some sort of monetary compensation for example if you providing coaching service. You know you're probably talking with your friends and just your so trustworthy friends and the friends friends heard about you and ask you for some advice and then probably your your your service for free or for competency at coffee. But there's so many friends for example one of my friends who is a very well known astrologer when she was younger she was on the phone for hours after six o'clock and are her boyfriend complain about it because she's so tied with the phone by did for for fun and letter on. She realized that she is so busy with token with her friends and one day her friends friends friends. Said i don't mind paying you but can you have some time as early as possible and dance. She started getting paid so that's how she grew for business. So you know the more service you provide day want to thank you in formosa in the form of money. It doesn't have to. But i think it's a very simple easy way to show your appreciation. I love this idea of money being a gesture of thank you. I think if you think about it you're saying thank you with all the ways you spend your money and also somebody is saying. Thank you and all the ways. You're earning money. It's just this constant transaction of thankfulness and maybe thankfulness is the spin you need on money especially after this year. Whatever spin you need to take. I grant you full permission to take him while my friend. We've it through my top ten money book list for the complete list head over to the show notes. There's links to all the books shop away by yourself a gift and really embrace that you can make next year different than this year. I know it's hard to imagine for a lot of us. But i really believe that it's possible so i highly recommend all of these books. Grab a few take a read learn and then pass them along to somebody else. 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"Forever. Hi, folks, we got an episode from the vault today. This was a conversation that I had with screenwriter John Speight who wrote permit the it's and doctor strange since then he's written passengers the mummy. He's running the dune adaptation Justice league dark like he's writing a ton of things. But at this point, it was really the the conversation was focused on doctor strange. This was originally released as part of the nervous comics panel the show, I used to do that was a spin off of the writers panel, which has now transformed into the comic book commentary, which if you like behind the scene stuff, which if you're listening to the writers panel, you do and you read comic books, which may be you do go check out comic book commentary in which writers of comic books. Do a commentary for that. For an issue that has come out the. The day that we released the podcast. We've had a bunch of great people already Kelly Thompson, Joe Henderson, a grace me basically going through an issue of the comic and just talking about what went into it. How it was made. It is you know, I used to love DVD commentaries. So it's the kind of thing that I wish existed when I was starting out as a comics writer, but now it does. So anyway, here's a conversation with John Speight who, you know. He's a big deal. Screenwriter also, a lovely guy. And we had a great conversation about doctor strange permit the as a whole bunch of stuff. I hope you will enjoy it. They right dates. Right. And it sorting. Thank you for being here. John speights. It's such a pleasure. We're doing it. Yes. Let's talk about let's about some movies. You have had a hand. It's funny looking at your resume because you've had a hand on these sort of two big franchise movies, right? But you've been in this business for a while you've worked on a lot of things. I suspect. I wanna start. So your credit on doctor strange. Yes. Your credit on premiums. Yes. And passengers which is coming out soon. Let's talk about passengers for Minesh or because this has been long Jess stating. Indeed, it's been my calling card for virtually my whole career in Hollywood. I sold a big sci-fi shoot them up to one or brothers from New York. Who was actually the first screenplay I ever wrote really and moved to LA to pursue the career. And while that movie never got made it brought me to town. And the next thing I wrote was a script called passengers. Let's I wanna talk about that Seifi shoot them up for a second. Sure. 'cause that's really interesting. So. How long ago was this? That's about ten years ago. I was terribly long. Not it's not the ancient past. But it's a it's all a decade differently time. Yeah. What were you doing in New York at the time? And and why screenwriting? Why was that what you wanted to do? I have always wanted right stories for a living since I was a little kid by the time. I knew that books were written by people and didn't just happen. It was a given that I would write them to it wasn't even a decision. It just seemed obvious. Do you? Remember that lightning bolt moment remember discovering that someone wrote this story that you loved. I don't actually because it was so long ago. I truly think that you know, the process of learning what books were learning that. There are people who wrote them I knew at once that I would be one of those people because stories were the best thing. And when I was a kid I read just mountains of fantasy and Saifi and so in my early life. I was going to be a fantasy novelist Sifi, novelist. And then I went to college and kind of outgrew all that I thought and was going to be I was reading a lot of literary fiction, and I was going to write highbrow literary fiction or and then after college I ended up founding a production company with college friend, and we did documentary videos and multi media for museums largely and for the first time, I shot, I edited I directed shoots and got the film. Buck always. I love movies, but the process by which movies were written and made was sufficiently mysterious that, my ambition never included them. Sure. But once I started getting my hands on the tools, even a small way, then instantly my love transferred to film. It just seemed like a more vivid in the larger forum in which to write easier way to make a living. If you could get into the game, and I never looked back. So how did you start to this movie that sold was you say your first screenplay, right? How did you even know what that looked like? I mean, you had done these sort of this. You had the tools I did. But it was interesting. They were different set of tools. They won today. I'm not sure. There wasn't a lot of screenwriting software back then they're certainly was not a lot of screenwriting to read the web was barely the web. There were not archives that PDF screenplays to be had in New York City to go down to time square. And they were guys with folding tables would sell bootleg photocopied screenplay colored construction paper covers or ten bucks a pop and picked up. I bought those. Scripts you, oh, so many classic. Shame black scripts Jim Cameron scripts and then you ought classics. Basically, there would be a mixture of canonical scripts that everyone would talk about, you know, your Robert town, right Chinatown and things tchaykovsky. And and then there'd be a potpourri of whatever been out recently was kind of interesting. So yeah, I just sort of bought whatever I could just understand the format understand the form coming from fiction. Shifting screenwriting is not simple screenplays almost the opposite of novel. In a stream play you are dealing purely with extra analyses talk about what you see. And what you hear what can be performed in a novel, you have direct pipeline into the mental monologue of your main character, and you have to imagine the sights and sounds and so forth. Implied poetically in film. Those things are all you get you get the surfaces. You have to imagine the interior novel is the opposite of that. And so writing for film is a very different thing. But I read a bunch of screenplays and kept the deep notebook of ideas that I was pushing forward, and they were all over the map historical fiction comedy of crime thrillers. Just any story that interested me, I have very broad tastes in the end. I went with the idea that I thought was most unique and most remarkable because I wanted to make a Mark I wanted to get in six time to write a screenplay on your own breaking into Hollywood in that respect is very hard. You need to invest in enormous amount of time. And I know there are a lot of people right doesn't or twenty scripts pile them up, and that was not my process. I've always been more of a perfectionist I incubate for a long time, and I write and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite and polish and what comes out. Hopefully, very strong. So how did you with that that was icing those the process for this first screenplay? It was a big. Space epic called shadow nineteen and it it placed on the blacklist right low. Passengers few years later place, very high on the blacklist, but we squeak squeak out of the blacklist and one if you contests and sold to Warner Brothers since then the blacklist as I recall was not even a online public concern. It was just sort of the thing that was passed around really began as an inside baseball friendly recommendation. Lists by Franklin, which means your script must have been in the hands of agents or traveling's. So how did you what were you doing in New York? And how did you get it into those hands the hardest thing to know as an outsider in New York was where the bar what I could write something fell really good to me. But for all I knew it was going to be lost in a sea of just beautiful Pulitzer level. Pieces of writing. And I didn't know what was normal. Yeah. And people talk a lot about entering contests as a way. To get known to get attention. Maybe get an agent. And in fact, there's reason to believe that there's only a couple of contests that move the needle at all in career terms. What the contest did for me was to provide me with a series of test cases, some sense of how well my script was actually going to perform in the company of a lot of other screenplays and so entered probably ten different contests small and large, and I won a bunch of them in placed almost everything. And so I thought all right. Maybe is actually good in context. I was a semi finalist in the Nicholl fellowship, which is a big one. That's being good. It's pretty good for us for a big science fiction story semi final Nichols, which which which has more of a bias towards Sundance fair. Yeah. I think was actually better than the they're the MIR rank would would suggest so with all of that. I started to believe maybe this was something I had a couple of very tenuous Hollywood contacts and industry contacts in New York, and I reached out to them when had the contest win and so forth and. In a couple of handshakes, I met my manager was a Lawrence Mattis of circle of confusion who he discovered the which hausky brothers and Simon Kim Bergen some other players and through him the scriptural one brothers, and I've interest up stakes and moved to LA. So what happened when you got here? Because that is that's a huge staff did is I could also lead to nothing or it could lead to consistent work for a decade. Yeah. It's there's a giant education that new screen writer has to go through coming to town. Maybe it's different for people who are very plugged in kids were lucky enough to go to UC film programs and grow up in Hollywood surrounded by industry. I'm sure there are people who already speak the cultural language of it so much that you only learn by experience. Yeah. You have to in the same way that if you're a high school couldn't go to college you have to relearn education in high school teachers. Are thirty figures that you don't question homework is just a wrote list of assignments that you execute you go to college, and you're expected good college to have a collegial relationship with your professor you're supposed to be an academic, peer. Now, you're supposed to become a driver of your education issues directions to choose lines of inquiry. And I think for most kids at college. It takes years just to wrap their heads around their new position. Like oh. I'm driving now colleague now, I don't just accept. Assignments of like a robot from my taskmasters, execute them. I now supposed to be a player in the field and moving to Hollywood and becoming a screenwriter for real entering the development process and the the pitching process, it's a similar education. So I was doing two things at once in the beginning. And one was I was doing the rounds. Two and three general meetings day shaking hands with people, and that's a lot to learn. You think when you first arrived that these general meetings are job interviews and walk into the room. And so a, hey, here's a job right moving. And then you go to dozens of them and there's no job now. And you slowly realize that people are just getting to know, you sometimes they're really prospecting. Sometimes they're forming a relationship and just sort of popping in the Rolodex down the road. And sometimes honestly, they just are killing time in the afternoon for the bosses, expect them to stay busy. So they can say that Nicholl fellowship kid. So what advice do you have for people who are having these needed? For a new screenwriter making the rounds. You have to understand that is a long game, especially when you're baby writer their little capital. You were going to spend some time beating the street and. Building relationships. When I first graduated from college there were ways in which I was aware of being unsophisticated. And I wanted to become more sophisticated about things like economics about certain aspects of the news that I'd never tracked. And so I just made myself read the economist and the New York Times every week every day, and including the sections that had been opaque to me for a long time, and it was hard going. It was a slog because those words were ciphers to me those sentences were meaningless, and I push my head through them in the early going. But over time you develop landmarks, you learned this idea, which leads to the next idea, which leads to the next idea, you begin to recognize names that repeat patterns that repeat and before long, you have knowledge base, something similar happens in Hollywood, you come to town and people ask you who you met when you went to a company, and they expect you to remember the names near new, of course, you can't they're all just syllables the ask you who made movies that you like and you. No who made them because when you just love movies studios. Barely matter. Certainly production companies are off your radar. You don't know who cinematographers are there's a lot to learn about the anatomy of the industry and the makers of film, but you go to a couple of general meetings day for six months or year, and you start to run into people. Again, you start to recognize names, you can put faces to names and attach people to companies and you start to develop a map of what's actually happening. Just to see the layout of how things get written sold and made. So ad vice too early writers would simply be understand that a lot of what you're doing. When you first get to town is getting a culture rated learning the ropes becoming familiar to people and circulating the industry has chattering. Classes developing executives and producers and agents and managers talk all day. They talked to each other. They talk amongst themselves. They've read things and talk about what they wrote. It was not unusual for me to go have a general meeting at one company in the morning, go grab lunch someplace roll into an after general meeting and the person behind Dessus. So he met with Darcy this morning, and they'd already spoken not different companies different studios. People just chat were gets around. And a lot of what you're doing. When you first come to town is. Merely making a name for yourself. I spent a year being funny, and charming and rooms and riffing on story and talking about movies. And honestly there are relationships. They're very important in my career now that were born in those casual conversations there were people I hit it off with common taste. We had an inspiring conversation that left the banal job interview space and went to this great film buff space, we talked story and photography and Saifi and connected. And some of those people are very important now. So in the early going, you're just making a name for yourself learning the ropes and then to lightning could strike at anytime if you walk into the room and tap dance, right and somebody desperately needs an inexpensive draft of something written. You might be the kid just do it. There were couple of near misses. I'd said no to job really like a low six figure job in my first year when I was going to watching my ward chess. Dwindle. That's an unusual thing for young writer. It was dodgy job of obscure video game at a patient for a tiny little company and the person created the video game written the first draft and was still attached. And be rewriting that person in front of that person. Just felt like a morass. It was a morass that would have paid the rent for a while. But I. Sucked in my gut and gambled. And something better came interesting, and this tediously, of course, I was developing shadow nineteen at Warner Brothers and their to something very similar to that high school college transition was required me, and I was at as best I could learning the alerting that I'm supposed to call up studio executives by whom lamb overawed and chat with them about the story. Shoot the breeze and the faster you can get to that collegial space casually. Call people up in chat with them the more readily, you'll be assimilated into the industry. There's a reason that the LA stereotype or the cocky Hollywood type is a person who's to chatty overly form, informal overly familiar. That actually the character the industry people need to chat people need to get quickly into the process and start doing the work and move past formalities and so forth. And so there's actually a functional benefit to that culture that you need to quickly. Do the work you need to every know each other comfortable fast and go former team so the chatting this is important that it took me awhile. Learn it. In the end as baby writer, and that's you know, a term divorced from ages just about being new to the industry newborn as a screenwriter working screenwriter. You have no. Cashier power in the room to development processes, always going to be you as the tail of the kite everybody else has the wind. And in the end I did drafts. The movie spun off got the script spun off got rewritten by some other people I got moved off of it at never got made. It was overshadowed by a couple of projects that executives feared might be familiar. Similar have similar posters. Right. And it takes no more than that. Sometimes to kill project. Doesn't have a lot of heat. And so it ended up at shelf, and I went on had a career, right? More recently. I bought this screenplay back. Yeah. That's great. So it's back on my vault. And I still plan to do something with it down the road because I think it's still really good. But it was my ticket to town even if it never doesn't anymore. It was did everything needed were you in this time of meeting executives and developing that screenplay were you writing new material? I wanna see. Yes. That was cranking out a bunch of banks. But in fact, no. Couple of general meetings day a town. You don't know you're still learning. The roads of warning my first car after ten years Manhattan's with no car, you're finding a place furnishing it you're trying to figure out who your social life is going to work is a lot to do in a first year in any city, and then with between that developing the screenplay already had and going and meeting all there was so when did passengers start to take shit passengers was born when I sat down with some guys at company films little production shingle, and we tried to find a movie to do and they love shadow nineteen. And actually pitched them something from my notebook was a new our story that took a big Sifi hook at the late going something I still intend to do something with eventually. And in the end, they decided it was too dark for them. Not the direction they wanted to go. But it prominently featured the image of manned stranded alone in space. And they said, hey, we like that. Is there instead of a story that ends in? That is a restore the begins. There man strand alone in space. And I said, oh, that's interesting. And it was one of those fertilizing questions every now, and then someone asks you a question story jumps out of your head almost fully formed and that happened on this phone call. I said well man straddling space. I would think about colony ships generation ships in sleeper ships, the ones that take centuries sub light to go from one star to another because that's solitude that's endless solitude guy alone. Maybe there's a caretaker who takes care of the sleeping people has very long lonely shift or even better what if everyone's asleep and one person wakes up. What if it's an accident? What would happen next and? After that the. The beats of the plot unfolded by what felt like necessity. The entire story was contained logically within the conceptual. The inset the inception of it. And in twenty or thirty minutes on the phone beaten out the spine of what became passengers including the title. And that the spine of the story is never changed titles. Never changed a lot. I quickly dough they loved it. I dove into the first draft and we developed a screenplay for for years. Great creative team. And. It was. Passionate intimate romantic story, which a relatively small cast of characters grand expensive environmental luxury starship, and it had comedy, and it was sexy had survival adventure and shocking secrets, but it wasn't exactly like anything. And when we began to talk it around town people struggled with it. It was in some ways a small story. And someone's a gigantic story. It was not inexpensive to make. And it wasn't just like anything that had made a pile of money, right? Nothing's more reassuring to a studio than to be able to go and say, I've got a story that's very much like this other thing that amount of money. But with a twist that makes it new and they say come today. This was not like anything it was hard to sort of genre. It was the original story that everybody says they want, but when it actually shows up scares the hell out of everybody even had a script. Yes. Yeah. Script isn't I can read and understand what this movie, right and the script escape into the world, it it was very close to the top of the blacklist in seven and and it circulated heavily. We had the odd benefit that the writers strike happened not long after and for many months. No, new material hit the town. Sure. And so the producers and executives and managers Aisling at their desks were passing around whatever they could read and during the strike passenger circulated heavily and was read by everybody. And so developed kind of constituency within the town so that for years afterward and also screenwriting careers are is Berg's there's much more activity under the surface than ever surfaces. So if you know a screenwriter by there, I m d credits, you know, literally, maybe a tenth of what they've been up to. And we've all if we've been around for a while. Written multiple drafts of projects report are hard into that ended up shelved ended up dropped turned into something else. Got rewritten unrecognized by somebody else. And so we all have this graveyard the graveyard, sometimes it's a warehouse those things can come back and sometimes fifteen years later, they do, but we have. The the shadows behind the curtain where all of these things that we've worked on building exist. And then every now, and then one will Rick the surface, which leads to things like happening to me now where to being movies are coming out almost simultaneously both of which I've worked on over the course of years in one instance, over the course of the decade, that's just wild. I mean, it has to be incredibly satisfying. I mean, it seems like passengers also very sort of personal story that you had to tell. Yes. And passengers. Is unique a number of ways, not only is it an unusual story and its shape, but I've worked on it for a decade, and I've stayed with the whole time. And I. Was on set during production at the elbow director. I was in the edit room a lot in post. I huddled up with department heads onset and talked with the design and content of screens and things they had to build. So it was film school for me and a deep dive into big budget film, making nice working relationship with the lead actors, and it just in every way, very unusual and robust experience, and it will hit the screen, basically intact in its spirit with all of the usual mutations of production things that didn't work on the cut ended up on the cutting room floor things we discovered on the day or in the run-up to production ended up spontaneously in the movie, but it's passengers recognizably still movie that was born in twenty or thirty minutes of riffing on a phone call ten years ago that is amazing. So yeah, that one very personal and there's a larger world growing. Round it. I wrote and shots viral ads in the set in the university of movie during production. There's a virtual reality component coming out from Sony that have helped worked to create and so the world of the homestead company and its colony planets Maki growing be on the film, and that's fun and exciting too. So that's very special doctor strange of courses a much larger enterprise with underlying material material deers me, I'm there was something I pursued avidly because I love doctor strange with inviting passionate have since I was a kid. He's always been my favorite comic book figure. So when I heard the movie was coming up again, and they try to make it. I heard early jumped on the phone my agent talked my way into the room before they were writing. I just insisted a lot. You love the character cheeseburger to diner and reading variety. I saw this little tiny blurb in a column that marvel was talking to directors about. Doctor strange movie, and I picked up my phone instantly and called my agent with my mouth full into doctor Strange's their script. And he said soon there's a script or they're looking for directors usually a script, but I call out and he called me back. A couple minutes later, actually is no script. They're starting with directors, and they're narrowing it down, and I said, we'll call them back right now until they need to talk to me and. It was about at that time that got Derek was attached to the project, and he and I were mutual admirers who've been friendly over Twitter. That's a new thing in industry where there's a lot of people who have kind of tenuous online relationship bunch of people that never met with exchange. Nice words or compliments from time to time on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter or on the message board somewhere, and it's great. And it counts would mean something it's Nile rakers. It's a real connection. It's not it's not friendship, but it's not not friendship. You know? It's it's it's a real beginning of friendship, and it makes it easier when you do meet face to face. Yeah. Absolutely. Those online communities matter twittering is not trivial in Hollywood Lucent hasn't been for me. Now, I agree. So he was he was coming on board around. He was coming on board. And so they got into the mix, of course, came aboard with bunch of my d of ideas of his own. He's a very fine writer as well as a world builder and a creator himself. But the scheduled Iran was not going to allow him to write the whole movie and direct it they didn't have the leisure. And so they would have a writer work with him. And I got into the room, and we all hit it off interesting. So did you guys talk for many hours, and I became the guy. Did you have a story in mind when you heard Dr strange movie? You know, the things you wanted to see as a fan of the character there. I mean, I'm enough of fan of the character that they're dozen things. I want to see you could make doctor strange movies for the rest of my life. I would go see everyone with a very large bucket of popcorn. Because he has the best of all the origin stories the natural place to begin was there, and where most comic book origin movies struggle with the artificial requirement of bolting villain onto the end of the story. So they do they're coming of age story. They emerge vally formed as the euro. And then they have to fight a battle and put a villain down to complete their arc and often that villain battles of rushed. Or they'll convenient because you have to fit into the movie with the coming of age, the villain becomes a non character can can do or the villain becomes very conveniently situated in someone from the heroes alter ego back story has to morph into a super villain conveniently at the same time. That's more into a hero. Doctor strange didn't have that handicapped because there there's a beautiful villain arc built into the canonical origin of don't under strange and. Between just the deeply sound dramatic qualities of that origin story, and the fact that there's a beautiful Lanark integrated into it. It's was the natural place to begin. So we did ask the blue sky conversation. We did ask ourselves as the origin story tired. We need to find him in full flight, and then get his origin story and behind him. We looked at big villains who've played out in the decades of his canonical existence and talked about who would be great to match up with and considered all options. But. The gravitational attraction of that beautiful comic origin story brought us home. And it absolutely makes sense in as you say the villain is intrinsic. Yeah. To the origin story. And I think that's what holds the whole movie together. Exact in a way that it might not with a different origin story. It's. Did you do three three of you? Right. Cargo was there too. Or did he come into Carter came later? Okay. At the time. It was Scott Erickson, and our executive producer, Steven Broussard, also a deep fan and Kevin Vike four of us in room sort of marketing this. Yeah, we broke story. I would go away an outline I've come back. We break story. Some more. I'd go right. Outlining grew forty five or fifty pages of dense text it until it became really big enough. Should couldn't get any bigger that starting to come the script him? And then it went away and wrote the first draft were there where they're wrong roads along the way as these discussions went forward or even in the outline or scripting, many wrong roads and mostly. All ways. Yeah. There are there were few blind alleys we pursued some of which remained active the development process for very long time. Can you talk about those at all sure of the origin story of doctor strange has. Evolved over time like all comic stories to any characters been around for more than fifty years has their story told and retold retold and a lot of writers make their own the comics by adding layer or adding a twist and so doctor strange began way back in sixty three as an adult surgeon whose life took a radical turn. Let him the dark paths of sorcery. Over the years. Other characters were ret conned into that origin story and became players in it colleagues and surge new work at hands and other people played roles later on. And then a story before the origin story was added. So that back to his childhood his brother and his sister became important figures with whom slightly magical things happen. There was a tragic past relating to his sister that developed a magical magical wrinkles in later stories brother became a big deal. And the the mythologised grew denser and denser, and so we played with a few of those angles and some of them persisted throughout, you know, more than a year of developing the script, but then ultimately, not moving. Yeah. Well, it seems like the movie the movie knows what it wants to be. I mean, they're streamlined version. But that emerges that that emerges not sweet generis from some inspired creative process that emerges like a polished agate from a rock tumbler been beating and heating and beating for a long time. The marvel process is beautifully collaborative and also ruthless. Meaning that it's blue sky at the beginning. Kevin Feige despite being the grandmaster this universe with a blueprint of his head for where this goes for years to come in dozens of movies rolling around in his imagination. He'll listen to anything you say and consider it, and it's always best idea wins. But that of course, also means that your favorite idea could end up on the trashy instantly. If there's a better idea in the room, there's a better take everything is constantly being forced to earn its presence in the story and everything is constantly being subjected to the examination on the question. Can this be improved? Can you? Plus this movie should go through. Yes. Absolutely. The Pixar processes not dissimilar. I think there's a reason that Pixar and marvel are possessors of the longest blue streak runs streaks in in history. Film. It is that rigorous process with a lot of artists at the table with strong, creative leader vision. I mean, it is in many ways, and we've talked about this on the podcast before like being a writer on someone else's show. Right. You know, five years the show runner, but you still have a voice in the room. Do you feel like the movie you up with has your voice in it? Yes, deeply that's one of the reasons this season from me is so exciting. You know, I also worked a lot on the mummy the Tom Cruise movie that just wrapped. And I was the first round did a bunch of drafts code a bunch more drafts. With Alex Kirkman who directed the film. And then it ran off without me. And I went off to do other things and Alex did other drafts the writers and Tom Cruise came aboard. And he is a fountain of ideas and a force of nature, and he has writers he works with. So I think there's still a lot of my story in that movie. But I'm not gonna sit in a theatre expect to hear my dialogue tripping anybody's lips or think that's exactly what I did. A lot of my big ideas and structures and scenes, I think will be in it. That's a very common writer Lee experience in Hollywood. And if you're gonna survive a long time, it's necessary to become a little philosophical about that. So well that too is a. It's a living bras. It's not unlike pursuing love, we all not all we mostly want partnership. We wanna find true love the real deal. The thing we've been sold our whole lives and the only way to get to is to leave ourselves open to heartbreak and hurt to expose ourselves again. And again, and of course, nobody's the one until someone is. And that means that we all have relationships end far far more than we have them last a long time and to be good in relationships. You have to accept heartbreak as a cost and just be gracious about it as you can again. And again is not very different to be screenwriter. You have to know that most of the time the movie won't get made most of the time your vision will be altered in some way, you still have to fall in love if you want to do good work if you try to do work without falling in love with your story. You will become a hack it will be discernible. Absolutely. It shows when you don't deeply care. Yeah. But you're saying so passengers in doctor strange both are do get help personal stories. Yes, they're one they're both deeply important in different ways. One I invented, and it's has uniqueness and would feels like a fingerprint, it feels like my work, and then the other one, of course, is a childhood hero that I got to. Yeah. Join jumping. The cannon, and that's an incredible experience. And in both of them. There's in passengers pretty much all me and in doctor Strange's a lot me. And a lot of what I wrote his there. I came in late to help them refine the movie at the end, and I wrote that first draft, and then Scott Erickson and Kargil worked on it for a year without me when I was off doing passengers stuff. Couple of other riders came in the marvel way to sort of punch up to find heart. Find humor the big boat. These are big enterprises, but it's very much got Derek since vision and was from the beginning, and it is very much the story we shaped in my outlining process and first draft. So when I sit down the popcorn a lot of little moments that are really made the ton of material. So it feels it feels great is their stuff, and we can get specific if you came to. But is there stuff that you had in those earliest drafts or even in the outline that you see in the final movie that you can get excited. About oh, absolutely many many things. It can be as simple as the line. There's a number of great jokes in the movie and most of them are not mine, but one of them is and the wifi password jump that was a good job. And there's a lot of other banter, most of the most of the crunchy homeworking stuff like the medical talk, and the sort of weird medical cases that were invented from the movie and a lot of the science talk as it relates to magic comes pretty intact out on my first draft. Sometimes it's just little images bandaged hand running down a row of prayer wheels. That felt like poetry when he wrote it. And then I saw the teaser amount Nick there was damage Haley, and you get attached to little things like that. And then but because I'm working with a big team of artists. They're also a lot of delightful surprises things. There are things that I put in the movie in a form they're better now. That's that's the best case so much better way. Do that after me, and the thing absolutely recognize myself in that thing, I created that moment, but that moment now is a different shape or someone says of the way better than and so it's exciting to see things gain altitude. See how their artist raising the bar for the whole film all of that is delightful. Lemme ask I know people want to know about the films. Relationship to the rest of the marvel universe. And I I'm sure they brought in you know, Markus and mcfeely and any of these other guys who have worked on the films. How much was that a conversation in the planning stages? It didn't need to be a big conversation for us because the origin story happens in its own world. Doctor strange in the comics largely lives in a territory of his own which is within the wider universe. He is. A frequent visitor to other heroes stories, and you know, I I read comic books in a patchwork manner as a kid 'cause I couldn't get to comic store all the time. So as garage sales and me down. Yeah. And so I never read them, consecutively. Always reading those little rectangles where they say you see Spider-Man one eighty two for the origin of this figure. And sort of slowly piecing together this wider universe. Actually, kind of a great way to take in stories feels very organic, and mysterious, you know, in the same way that we meet people in real life. And they're talking about stuff. We don't recognize dropping names. We don't know we slowly put the picture together as we get the no people in the comics like that. In those comics heave often turns up as an explainer or a guide or gatekeeper in the stories of other people. So, you know, Spiderman as a supernatural experience suddenly talking to Dr strange. And and then apart from that he has these deep Saugus that happen in other mentions other universes deeply psychedelic spaces. They happen to the mind. They haven't entirely astral form invisibly. And in that way, he's isolated from the other events of the marvel universities dealing with different stuff. And so it was very organic in telling his origin story that that was going to be set largely in the magical territory of which hadn't been extra. Exactly. But now that we've kicked the door open to it. I see a lot more of that. And that's very exciting to me because there are other figures in that space, there other magical or semi magical. Characters in the pantheon both villains and EROs who I think become more meetable, and how much conversation goes on in these planning sessions about future films direct sequels. A lot. But. But more adults more shooting breeze between the intents work sessions because the work at hand is to build the story in front of you. Yeah. And until you've got it, right? You don't concern yourself too much with planting seeds for later tale. Right. They're always present. You know, you look at any story in the end, there's ten things you kind of follow and some of those will be discoveries and other will be plants intended from the beginning. We did talk about what future movies might be. In particular. How the characters we were creating might rub together down the road. But mostly we were concerned with task at hand. Or how do you get this one? Right. Sure. Before we move on. We actually have to start to wrap up Aristotle here is a big doctor strange fan and a tremendous nerd do. You have any deep nerd questions. You want to ask you just saw the movie? All right. Think about it for a minute a home. I wanted to ask on these sort of big movies that are franchises these movies that sort of belong to other people in the grander sense. Whether it's marvel or permit, the or the mummy or anyone of the dozen things that you're supposed to be working on are you able to tell your personal story. Are you able to emotionally invest in these products? And it sounds like in strange you were because it was a toy you wanted to play with. Yeah. And honestly, I. I know there's a lot of. Their cynicism in certain quarters about. Movie characters are I p as product lines and I'm sympathetic to that in the most cynical versions of it. They're very shallow stories clapped together and sell toys. The transformers were. Stories clap together to sell a line of toys, and you know, what a bunch of kids grew up watching those stories and desperately loving characters. They weren't my favorites. But there are deeply devoted fans to those tales for whom Optimus prime is King, Arthur and his deep roots in their psyches growing up. You can't take that away from those people because there was a toy. Likewise. I've heard people talk about, you know, action figures toys being made of their characters as if that's selling out as that. As if that's crass man when I was a kid if you could tell a story, and then people would make action figures about it. And you could handle that's making it. That's that's fighting. That's your creative product breaking through into the playground of other people's imaginations, and if you come up with something so compelling people that it becomes how in costumes and lunchboxes and board games. And what have you? That's the apathy of the storyteller you've created. You're starting to have something that has a mythos folktales will spin off. That's a beautiful thing. Absolutely. Passengers is not likely to spawn a line of action figures it is of the world. But there is there is a world that world could live on stories and could continue to resonate. But the exact answer to your question is I think it's not just that you can tell your personal stories, even when you're working someone else's commercial playground. You can't not if you're doing it. Right. The only way you're going to tell a good story is if you get into it and swim around in it for awhile get to know, it really well dream about it Cogitate about it and start to see yourself in it, and then your childhood bullying experience is going to come out and infuse tail the time you get your heart broken that incredible trip. You made too much repeat you, you know, the experiences of your life will infuse the story in front of you, the rivalry that you still have the conflict with your mom, whatever it is your stuff will breathe into the peace. And if you do it, right? You can't avoid telling personal story, even if you are writing about somebody else's action figures, I think that's that's a great thing for people to keep in mind. Not. Just as they, you know, go to these movies, but as the create these things. Yeah, if you think you're going to be able to keep your heart back and rise above the material and cynically cash in writing stories about this thing you're going to fail because people can sense it. We narrative is not just popular entertainment is that of our culture, you know, it is the centerpiece. The thing that happens around the hearth when the people gathered in the long haul has been uniting us since we were monkeys, and we're good at it in the same way their whole court, ASEAN, our brain dedicated to recognizing and reading facial expressions. We process narrative like language is in our bones. And you can't kid the people if your if your heart is not in it. You were telling crass story that you don't really believe in yourself. Everybody can smell it. I think you're right land. All right, subtle any questions. Ever ever part of the plan, and or the living tribunal like a nice eastern. Or is that to play like they're out there somewhere? Well, I don't think there are any rigid plans that extend movies the future because it's in the nature of making television and film. You can plan character becoming important in the actor won't really land, the performance, and you gotta find somebody else or another movie will begin to exert gravitational attraction have to alter your course, there are no rigid plans movies out that we know. We'll stick to MRs to disgust. And she McGrath than nightmare the big bads just out there than I love that. Dr strains plays in different domains that there's there's a gothic love crafty in horror world, dead things and elder gods percolating. Dracula isn't a decade long, Dracula the vampires, and then there's psychedelic all this Huxley multiversity beautiful and varied playgrounds for him to to explore. I don't know. It's one of those things. Marvel's portfolio is divided up in complex legalistic ways. Among multiple do with fast fantastic. Four of and Spiderman lives over here. But I crossed it someday. Doctor doom can get into the mix and be done. Right. Because they've got to take a few runs a doctor doom, and everybody's just tried to hard to refresh the guy you don't need a fix, doctor doom. He's not broken us. Bring him in like, he is armor, and all and let him be the guy, and he's a guy with a highly tech doubt iron man suit and deep roots and sourcerer who is you know, in some comics some moments the sorcerer supreme himself. He's a great unifying. And I always loved him. But it might be legally complex to make movie was shown in it. But as long as we're speculated man, I love that guy one. Yes. Are there? I mean, you've worked as we said in a bunch of these sort of popular universes are their characters or their world you'd like to get your hands on. Yes. But there's a bunch. I mean, I'm adapting right now a novel called the forever war, which is in my top five of scifi novel. A lot of people's top five and. It's donate intimidating frankly, the book is so good. And so ready to be film. So I'm a deputy out right now. And that is a dream come true. But ultimately, my deepest dream is not to be the person exploiting other people's universes, but to from the blank page create my own from the ground up, and let them grow as big as they can't. That's great. And it sounds like passengers as great start. It's a beginning. And that full of other things awesome. Well, yes, you've got a decade old notebook. Right. Exactly. All of ideas. We'll keep keep turning. Thank you so much for being John. Thanks, so much, a pleasure. 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Calming the thoughts | Ajahn Nissarano | 05-04-2020
"Welcome to the series of guided meditations and in response to the code nine teen pandemic that we're experiencing worldwide and these are things that you can practice at harm and can find calm and peace and stillness. Hopefully this is. The approach will be Focusing on today using calm peace and stillness to calm the thinking which fuels out in negative emotions of fear anxiety panic and even depression and last week I spoke. I did a guided meditation on being out owned best friend a loving kindness meditation so that we can reduce the negative emotions and this is the whole approach that we that. I emphasize is to reduce negative emotions. That give her is to these emotions of fear of anxiety and panic and today as I said I would like to focus on the thinking. And how do we reduce the impact of thinking on our minds and in meditation but in our daily life to this is very important? Not just the meditation. Meditation as a preparation training ground for our daily lives too so first and foremost of course is understanding. That thinking is perfectly natural that we do it all day so it's very unreasonable to expect that will stop thinking in meditation also that it is conditioned the thinking that occurs to us arises from all the things we've paid attention to in the path and to also accept to understand that it's largely out of our control the things that come up the associations the way the mind jumps one subject to the other with very little connection so it seems and so the important thing for us when we realize this is to accept thinking as it is to treat these thoughts with this these emotional states positive emotional states of calm peace and stillness that. I'll be focusing on meditation and not try and get rid of the thinking not to get into a battle with the thinking and also when there is thing to notice that there are gaps and these gaps of peace that we can focus on. Buddha actually gave a very nice teaching called the removal of distracting thoughts. And it's in the middle length discourses number twenty and he gave five methods. But this morning I'd like to focus on to those methods substituting and also calming down the thinking. Substituting the thoughts that we're having with something more positive in this case with feelings of peace stillness of calm. And he also so they're the two that will focus on by what we mean by substitution as we give them mind a little bit more works to do so that has less opportunity to focus on the thinking. We're we're giving it something to pay something else to pay attention to. And so the main approach in this meditation will be to develop a positive feeling of positive emotion and combine it with our meditation object in this case the breadth and we can do that with Manta but we can do with any of the positive emotion so many that we can use contentment thankfulness joy acceptance and to die. We'll focus on calm peace and stillness and make which makes the the object. These emotions make the object of meditation. Say the breath or can be the walking meditation for feet. If we're doing walking meditation it makes the object much more attractive than the thinking. I say it makes it like Three D. So in order to bring hop a positive emotion often use and encourage meditators to use of visualization to bring up these feelings of these positive feelings. And so today I would like to encourage doing myself and encourage others to bring to mind people places or things that give rise to the feeling of peace and so that's as I mentioned that people places or things that give rise to the feeling of pays anything that brings up this feeling of pigs and then two with that That peaceful feeling to combine it to infuse the whole of ourselves from head to toe and the meditation object and in I will also in the process being using other supports that can help reduce thinking that's mantra in this case we can use com or pace or stillness and we can also I will also be using some deep breaths. Which are John Famous? Time MEDITATION MOUSE. To recommend for calming thinking. And as I mentioned before we can pay attention to the space between AL thoughts. Hopefully they will get the spaces will and when we do pay attention to the spaces between our thoughts we can notice the peacefulness. The Com- the stillness in that space. So that will be the focus for Meditation Today. And now we can start the guided meditation. Be for half an hour but before I start. I should just mention that. I'm my name is agenda Serena forgotten about that and I'm one of the monks from bowed neon monastery and that I owned aimed with John Brahm about twenty two years ago and the last fourteen years have been living in Sri Lanka. So now we can have guided meditation so please began first of all come into the present close our eyes and just feel how the body is for a few moments remembering nothing we need to do for this half. Ou- There's no place we have to go to just feeling how the body is and making any adjustments. We feel necessary. So that the Laing's comfortable the balance the body is balance ahead of the shoulders and the show is over the hip so we a sense of balance and ease in the body and we can take three deep breaths. Just bring us even more into the present letting go past and future future as where anxiety. Fear panic all those things hanging out and depression hangs out in the past but here in the present we can be an oasis as it were supposedly to breathe in three deep breaths now we can relax the body mentally starting at the top of the head giving this mental message to the whole of the body with starting at the top of the head the back of the head the sides of the head the soothing warn kind attention and moving down the foreign to the face and around the eyes and the mouth where this relaxing soothing attention to mind the neck and giving the neck this morning kind messaging attention bringing to mind the right shoulder and right arm hand fingers and giving it this gender whole warm kind attention relaxing it soothing now bringing to the left showed left arm hand and fingers and giving them this mental message and bringing up bringing to mind the back starting the shoulders and giving this soothing warm attention to the back as we move the attention slow down the back bringing to mind the front of the body starting just below the shoulders and moving and tange slowly down the chest diaphragm the stomach and the abdomen giving this mental massage especially for any hand steph painful areas bringing to mind the right leg spouting the top of the right leg and moving attention slowly down the right leg to a knee ankle and the toes feet and does soothing the right leg giving it this main tool message bringing to mind left leg starting at the top of the Napa leg and slowly moving at tension down the left leg to include the knee and cool four enter who's soothing and massaging with behind and now we can become aware the whole body just sitting here experiencing body seating cratia sitting on the seat whatever we aware of the of the now we can bring to mind intention for the meditation to bring a sense of calm just looking on whatever we experience pleasant or unpleasant being in pace with what we are experiencing developing stillness acceptance. We can bring to mind and he means that the associated with com- with pace with stillness. It may be a statue locker. Buddha statue or it may be a quiet and peaceful place a long way from the hustle and bustle. Perhaps a mountain forest or still lake was stray replace with panoramic view hundred. Great one hundred eighty degrees view. I can be even a sacred place. I can meditation center or Forest Monastery Place we feel with being and we feel the piece the com or even oppose them. We find very calm peaceful and still so we can bring out this image of a statue of place or post and get in touch with the feeling that arise from bringing up this image. Perhaps a feeling of calmness stillness pace can feel our bodies from head to toe with this feeling of calm of peace or stillness however we experienced it and to fill the mind with it as well soothing this body and mind this thinking com feeling calm for feeling of pace stones and when we become aware of the breath we can feel we can breathe in feeling this calm or peace or stillness infusing breath with this feeling of calm feeling of peace or feeling stillness and if we wish we can use a mantra with the com on the in breath calm on the peace on the in breath and peace on the apres stillness on the in breath and stillness on the breath on the am breath with his sense. This feeling of calm will pace or stillness breathing in and breathing out this calm peaceful stillness to the wo- algave to the world if the feeling of calm or peace stillness reduce or initiatives bring. We can bring up. The image aroused these feelings originally to bring that feeling backup to our witness. Now we can refresh this feeling of calm. Peace will stillness in mind remembering the original image. Start to radiate expand this feeling tool those that are participating now watching this online expanding it to include them this pace this gift of pace skift. Ofcom of stillness right here. I take two lows watching this. At the moment and then we can radiate ever widening circles to lows around US Bay. They humans animals insects radiating. This stillness calm and peace. In a widening circles to include the area we living in and then widening at further to include the whole planet. The whole of the year and realms of existence gift of calm peace and stillness and now we can bring our tension back to ourselves and like the aspiration to develop as much and as often as possible these feelings of calm peace and stillness taunt out thinking and whatever we experience in Meditation and Daily Live and we can anchor this feeling of calm peace and stillness in the house so that it becomes like a reference point for us and as we're coming close to the end of the meditation can review have. Meditation was. How do I feel now more calm? Pace stillness acceptance in my mind. And were we able to bring this feeling of peace calm stillness to the thinking whatever we experienced? And what effect did this have on? The thinking was the latest thinking. And lastly what did I learn? What was the coolers for what I felt looking at the causes and conditions? Begin repeat. Use Them in future so now we can come out of the meditation slowly opening on is and moving days to make them more comfortable so like to thank you for watching this video and I hope that it was useful in developing they states of calm pace and Stolnis and that it helps you deal with the thinking particularly thinking that fuels fear anxiety and panic and keeping in mind. The Buddha's seventh factor of the Buddha's teaching for David's. Our job is to develop positive state of mind. Wholesome Speights online and maintained and to avoid negative states of mind and to let go if they have risen. We develop these positive state of mind and maintain. It's a great way to let go of negative states of mind and avoid them to thank you for watching. This drew saw do saw.
Bumperpodcast #357 Emotions
"The everybody welcome to the bumper podcast. I'm sorry wasn't here last week. I don't know where I was probably in a submarine on top of a Mountain Madiun Speights. I can't remember is this has been crazy times. Today I have to special helpers and we're GONNA play a game and we're GonNa talk about emotions and what is that do because even know what emotions are now. Oh well. This is going to be perfect so let's see Emerson. Do you tell me what do you think emotions are feelings perfect description oliver. Does that make sense to you. Yes okay so what I have is a list that I have made in my head of emotions and when I say the emotion I'll say a name and then I want you to here to do your impression of emotion. Okay okay okay so we'll start off with happy Oliver. Can you be happy. You can't to smile yet actually say something because it's a buy gas. You're happy okay so <hes> Emerson. You won't try happy. You're not happy okay. We'll see if we can get you around. I'll do happy. I'm so happy that I'm hanging out with my two birds right now. It's happy I'm happy <music>. Try another emotion because that one didn't seem to work super well. How about <hes> oh? I've got a good emotion hungry so hungry. You're just GONNA say the emotion but wait. A minute is it is hungry even an emotion no an area. We know what to me. The change his changes so hungry is actually not an emotion guys you the emotions that we're going to go through. There's like happy sad mad. Yes sick is not an emotion. Isn't that strange. It's a physical manifestation or you hungry right now. It's weird. I feel like somebody May Daddy. pancakes this morning. Well no get into it didn't actually tasted like Vanilla and almond because daddy is a master master pancake. Look what what happened you only my pancakes any more and more the next time I will not put an egg in even if the recipe calls for an in buttering this last time I put peanut butter and he did not like you did. Let's see what emotion were you this morning. When you taste in my pancake where you sad so ooh that sounds very sad probably? Have you ever been sad before. No He's low. That sounds like you're mad now. Can you be mad the microphone. It's not monster I don't want to Oh gosh I'll use him so angry. emmys Sweetie Emmy. Why are you so mad? Oh my gosh oh you're just pretending because I forgot forgot. Were playing the game. Has Daddy ever been mad arisen. What is it sound like when Daddy's mad visit like Air Mercer ooh yeah that was pretty good? The poverty and some of them sat on news. I go up lease. Goethe's sleep up so tired. Poppy taught me I'll be I don't know what you're doing. Okay so if poppy is on you you make that weird noise and then you tell it asleep on the ground or does she know what that means it just push. You're doing okay gently Philly Emmy. What about <hes>? We're at four minutes. We only have a couple minutes so emme amy. Have you ever been so we did see. You've never been happy. You're not happy right now. Because we're going to go someplace with the only time you're happy is when you're going going some place and what about other other times you're happy. Oh and you get stuff when you go places. So are you not happy just in General Cam. What about you all? Are you ever just just happy like when you wake up. Are you happy when you are in the shower. Are you happy no swing Emerson. You love the shower but you're not happy I was talking to Ali. Ali is more happy when he's then what the bath that's right. You don't like the was that Oh really because of snaking turtle you no such taking turtle. Is it goes down. He's still buying we get the pokemon what's Turtle Down Oh turtle total and mud kip. I like snake in turtle better. I don't know why because it sounds weird to me but you named it. We mean something beside autodial and mud kept Juno pokemon. Go the other day that there were there was extra mud kip day but I didn't see a single one not a single one all I can you think of any other is this an emotion skier. ooh has ever been scared Emerson. What's the most scariest thing Oh yeah you do not like to be alone right? What about what about this? I'm going to make it even scarier. What if you're alone in the light goes off? That's scary right. What about if you're alone in the light goes off because it's a thunderstorm and old power goes out medicines terrifying wait what have you? You've never been out in the woods at night. How do you know if that's Scary Creepy Bench O.? Talk Talk About Creepy Bench. That's in our backyard football's gone. What do you mean football's done forever? Why the football's hiding so wait so you and your friend? We're playing football in the backyard. Yes he punted punting with flipflops on this. I think your friend was kind kind of impressed. He was because he is eaten heard him is like Emmer. Be careful with your foot. You were like I got this. I'm a punt in fool. I think you're happy when you play football or when you play sports or when you're having like a late hang out oh yeah it'll no is called a played. I was just did you hear right before I said it that I kind of pause because I don't know what age it stops becoming a play and it becomes just like a hanger. They think ten case we're a few months. We're we're few months away from them. For now we can so call it a plate right and then at ten. We're going to be like this is officially a hang out okay so Ali. Do you know anything about the haunted bench you told me about it. Sounds really scared. All we got possessed what possessed all of the what a lizard in our yard Lord. Oh my goodness. What other animals have we seen in our yard this week now this week? No we saw a son done Mr Golden Sun. Remember that's on your that's on sing he does but you do. You and you know what would make me happy hearing you sing that song. I like it when you say it's not in public. We're in our studio right now. Oh that's true people people are GonNa hear. Can I sing it Mr Son son Mister Gold and son Okay <hes> so let's see we did. We did fear we'd scared happy. Did it's sad ali on all your you ever said. I know you get mad. You Get mad at all. It can't just point. Why do you get mad at Emerson? WHOA WHOA? Whoa this is like a group there session all of a sudden wise Emerson a picture you think is he just being a big brother or is he being Kinda me? Oh no Ali that was not one of the answers but you still love him to pieces right what now this podcast cannot in until there is mutual love all the way around I wanted. I WANNA hear Emerson say I love my brother. Ali remain well. We're going to be here for ten hours if I don't get all you have to do is say Ali Ali you say I love my brother Emerson Emerson. You'd have to say I love my brother Oliver. Oh you guys <music> is this we can record for ten days. If you want to okay. Let's do this to say say at the same time you e._M._c.. The names say I love they love by. I like you see I like Emerson. Say I like my brother her. I was squeezed out guys. Thanks for talking about emotions. Do you feel like we accomplished anything. What forget an emotion you love? Oh I can talk about love all day have to Fred's here by two four xlt. My first born love up in my second floor in love and all I need is poppy and all the Laura's complete. I love my wife also but she's not here. Oh okay that's okay. People love this type episode kids talking about emotions. This is gold this podcast gold okay. Let's see here Oliver. Go get your shoes emerson. Get your stuff ready. Listen Bumper podcast. I feel like we can't we can't do that right now. Yeah I know I feel like we talked about a lot today right. We talked about being sad and now there's a fight Emerson Albuquerque this come here Oliver Emerson. You do your own thing all right Ali what just happened. He picked you up is he. Let strong oh my Gosh Emerson stronger than me and you say goodbye podcast. I don't WanNA end on such a sad note. Let's let's do a clapping song and then we can go clap. Clap flappy handle say it's backed by clap your hands what Clap Clap Clap Hands Clap Clap Clap your hands. I forgot clap clap hands. Everybody here who said that club hands come on no clap your hand ninety smiling all right bye-bye pride gas you are and you know for podcasts what emotion I'm feeling right now. Happy that you're my friend.
Election Day Show Intro
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