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Keep Your Distance

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Keep Your Distance

"Everybody guys well from springtime in Salt Lake City Utah. It's thank I mean theorist the podcast. I'm Frank Kelvin and I'm Dan Beecher and coming up on today's show Dan. There's a lot going on to make one a little crazy. Oh my God ladies and gentlemen it is madness in the world right now and I like how do you? How does one keep from Leading the madness. Make yourself mad because frankly it's coming for Ya. We're rather it's coming from me. I don't know if it's coming for you guys. Maybe you're more stable than we are but it feels like a madness inducing time. Yeah we're GONNA talk about hopefully how to stave off the crazy. Yeah as as we all experience a global pandemic yes absolutely and I don't know maybe noticed. Hopefully you're not really noticing it. But we are social distancing ourselves. We're two hundred now different. We're not in the same room we can't look at each other's facial expressions which probably heard an facial expressions. So why should we be able to see each other's because we've gotten used to reading each other while we do true it's true it's hard all of the gestures that we that we that we do just for us? They're not from you guys a story. Yeah see this is why I I didn't know you ready for me to like start story show. We just quit over so Dan. I want to challenge you. Let's go along as we can without talking about covert nineteen. Oh okay okay. I think we can go a long long time. We'll see we'll see okay so I'm going to start with and I looked hard. I looked hard for the story. Okay this is a straight from Bangladesh The story of an Imam Muslim imam cleric right. You know he apparently made history by in in Bangladesh by being the first Imam to lead an Islamic funeral for a sex worker. Which is I think. Pretty cool of him right. You said he said he may is GonNa make history and I had no idea where something bad right but no actually nice yeah right. His name is Ghulam Mustafa. I want to get that out of the way because probably the last time you're going to hear from Golan stop people the good good People of of Thanga dash mainly the Muslims of Bangladesh. And probably just a portion of them but they're outraged absolutely absolutely outraged that he would Do this What started off as a as an act that was being hailed by rights activists and the media apparently You know they saw as you maybe start to ending social ostracism and Apparently the ghetto like Miserable lives of sex workers. Oddly enough Prostitution is legal in Bangladesh. That off guard It's actually kind of a legacy type thing Thanks to the British colonial era way the British made it so that it was okay for sex workers to work early. That's what they're saying. Yeah I yeah I think I think the British colonial system was odd. I think the auditees things that might not expect but nonetheless he says I did it. Meaning perform the funeral at the request of the police since then villagers and shopkeepers have been discussing it and criticizing me They are asking why I have done it as if or as it is. It is never happened before. Which is you know I you know I think about that. Here's the thing you you know. Who's definitely who everybody will be okay with getting a proper Muslim funeral. All of that sex workers customers like. Yeah every last one of them will. We'll get a fine upstanding funeral because nobody tab on them or whatever they did you know. There's some sort of this sort of wink and a nod. And then everything's fine right but yeah you you let the sex worker themselves have funeral and then suddenly everybody's just GonNa lose their damn minds right. Now that's an excellent point they It sits it's obviously a power thing right you know social whoever's paying for sex that's that's not bad thing but made its naughty but it's not the worst thing in the world but using your body for money. I think A system where. I have no idea what it's like in Bangladesh. It sounds like it's a horror at sounds like it's truly awful But you know there are places in this world that have you know legalized sex work and and regulate it right. Yeah and it doesn't have to be a a horrible thing right no so it can be. It can be a great thing. I have no problem with sex work. I think it's you know if it's done in a healthy and and careful way. You know providing service. I think it's great. Yeah there you go I gotta take us meanwhile to Ireland the Great Republic of Ireland. Because I don't know if you know this but Ireland has a history with their religions in general the in Catholics Protestants. There's been some. There's been some dustups overtime. Okay They they they haven't necessarily all agreed on what what the right religion was. Well now the you know they. They like many places have to approve people who want to do things like you know minister and And and officiate weddings. That sort of thing and one person there A Guy who actually runs a podcast called the free thought profit podcast company. Name was John Hamill and he was talking about He. How public policy was favoring Christians? No shock there Specifically Catholics. He said so he. He said he was as a Pasta Faren. As a follower of the flying spaghetti monster he wanted to to have the same rights as a Catholic did and was denied summarily denied because the apparently the government of Ireland sees that as a parody religion not a real religion which I kind of. I'm okay like that's probably true. It's probably kind of counts as a parody religion anyway. Then he changed it up. He cited join a different. Religion stopped believing in his in the newly appendages of the FSM and went to a a a religion called the syncretic. Jesus Christ Church which apparently is a church that believes likes the teachings of Jesus just doesn't believe that he's real or divine or anything it's basically just. There's no supernatural stuff. It's just his moral teachings are pretty okay. And that's where they're at so he he reapplied for Status under that religion was dismissed was was told was rejected. The registrar general apparently deemed his His conversion vexatious really yes say basically yeah decided that it was with the word. Yeah very interesting. I guess they thought he was just taking the Piss when he decided that he got to change religions which is so funny because basically what they're saying is we get to decide if you are allowed if you're being honest about changing your religion. That is so bizarre. Yeah Melissa Matter Great Question. Why can't you just say look he? He says he believes the thing so done no problem. Let's just move along sound like you know you're worried that his his religion is going to somehow change everybody else's religion or whatever they just the the logic is missing. I think I think what's important here. Dan Is that it's it's it's really important to make sure that people They're sincere in in in what they're saying and I think that that is a very good role For for the government for government to take. No no this is this is this is i. I'm glad I'm glad she looked out for for this on this issue because you can also mess otherwise faster already. We know already that they test thoroughly and vet each and every priest and rabbi that comes through To to make sure that they are not also being vexatious about their their ordinations or whatever. I'm sure area. I'm sure that they have some sort of rigorous thing that they put people they can see into people's hearts goods true. Isn't that Nice? Yeah the priest. Hey we've done a good job so far avoiding that that that virus will keep it up my next topic to do with an Orthodox video actually of an Orthodox priest Video came out. Well it seems innocent enough This is in the Romanian city of clues. Perfect and the priest is giving communion to a long line of Of People And all he's doing is using a shared spoon. He's he does she using the same spoon. This is no big deal. I think you've I think you've broken our streak broken the streak. I mean I guess under yeah no I don't I don't get what what are you talking about. I don't care what. Yeah what what well in a world of Kovic nineteen when we we need like a per barrel little sound exactly here. It goes guys Yeah apparently this was right after Romeny imposed tough new measures To try to stop the spread of Corona virus. But because the priests had not yet received word from the Patriarch about what to do they just winner about business as usual even though the government had said No. No no no no not a good idea. Yeah the Patriarch. Must Chime in. Otherwise what are you going to like? How how could you possibly know what to do? Like what if a week goes by were? You don't sip some nasty wine and eat a cracker. What did that happened? You could die. I do have to say this communion and there's a picture here Yeah Spoon. Yes it no. It looks like he's like feeding her sugar cube like what I don't know what this little it's like. A Brown blob of some well the black and white but like it's this blob on a on a spoon. Why is he getting her? Communion was in the in the Romanian Orthodox. I'm pretty sure that they that they use gelatinous wine. Ooh Then it's then it's not an like all in one wind shots or shots jealous. Ooh With wife. I never seen that. You'd think that Mormons would have come up with that somehow or ex mormons obsessed with Jello but now they can drink wine. You'd think they would have come up with it. There's already jealous. It's it's it's already pretty trashy. Yeah just I'm saying we'll class it up. It's so true you know they're using they're using vodka over there. Come on man go. Classy made jello shots. I haven't done it no no no. I haven't either. I thought that might be a good fodder but turn out to not. I know but I'm consumed them on numerous occasions. Really sure how what. Where's this shock coming from Uganda to? I'm sure I I I would never all right. Well I'm going to. Let's talk about Pennsylvania State here in the United States where a state representative has try has tried to put down a resolution in there in in the State House calling for a state day of humiliation fasting and prayer or the pointing fingers. What kind what do they mean? I feel like everybody pants humiliate you. I feel like we're GONNA pants people. We're going to like throw water balloons when they're not expecting and then tell them. Yeah yeah inference. To well it's in reference to Cova did to the corona virus to the plague. That is besieging world right now. Are they shaming here? Aren't like locking down properly. No it's is basically about it's about God and how we're supposed to be how how literally in the all of this whole thing is about whereas it is the duty of nations as well. As of men to own that they're dependent upon the overruling power of God to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow and whereas with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon and to recognize the Sublime Truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history that those nations only are blessed whose God is the is the Lord and and it goes on and on and on like that. Yawn. It's insomuch as we know that by his divine law. Nations like individuals are subject to punishments and chastisement in the world. And whereas may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of this pandemic which now decimates this Commonwealth? Maybe a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins to the needful and of our national reformation of as a whole people what what is this. Are you talking? What are these people living in right? What she's never heard what a virus actually is before. It's like okay. You believe that. Fine but God damn it like why can why is the concept of a secular government so fucking hard to understand? Why is that so difficult? It should be the easiest most obvious I mean. I was raised with the idea that America was supposed to be about inclusion. Right it's the big melting pot. Yeah and everybody's a part of it and we you know we get something good from everybody boy. That is not how people thinking about this country now. No no no Dan Dan. It's fine they can come here and they can melt into what we currently have it. Yes exactly right. Feel free to melt the pot we're just going to then inject you into a mold. Looks exactly like a Christian exactly not? That's we need you to your knees. Look like a white straight boring Christian person. Yes that's what it's all about now. That's happening there. Hopefully she'll get it passed and then she'll be able to pray and all the whole state will pray and they'll solve it. Yeah I love it. Good proclamation though Dan. Yeah the right the as in our lives. I think I like my life at this point. They know they don't know what whereas means like half of these state. Legislators don't even know what that word means. They just know that every like sentence has to start with that word Yeah so they just keep throwing it in there like what would happen if they didn't put whereas in front of everything I know. What the appropriation? Not In the same way. You can't proclaim without somewhere as you just can't you can't because you have to set it all up and it sounds so official right if you like whereas bloody Blah right well whereas I am pissed off about it. I propose we finish this story and move onto your next story Okay let's see this. Dan Is God. How this is another current event Are you familiar? Gerona via listen you guys. You can't find a story about. Religion is not about corona virus. Right now the fact that we had to on our show yeah makes. It is a Christmas miracle. So just buckle in if you're done hearing about corona virus I don't know don't be 'cause we got more well. Okay here's the deal. It could be krona virus and Priests fondling children. Think plenty of those stories like I was like priests get some trouble for touching a kid gets in trouble for this pastor has sex with zones and it's like okay. Well there's always those right which we you know. Occasionally there's one of those. That's just good enough. That makes the show but usually yeah if it adds something unique about it. Jesus Christ we see so he can do that. Why would we bother well right now? Corona virus that's what we've got Ralph how droll injure. I think 'cause I say the name Ralph Drill Linger Draw Linger. Yes that's all of them. All of the above. He's the guy who does the weekly Bible study with Like trump's cabinet. Are you familiar with this whole thing? Yeah I like Trump doesn't go. Oh Yeah I mean. He doesn't need it but um because he's like you know he's trump. He thinks he's the one they're praying to anyway so this this is. This is the minister who runs that whole thing right okay. And this is what he has to say about Corona Virus This is from like Some written materials prepared for this now. This article actually says with Donald Trump and members of his White House cabinet. Oh so maybe trump started going to this thing. I don't know maybe just emailed it to everybody may okay so says he says relative to the Corona virus pandemic crisis. This is not God's abandonment wrath nor his cataclysmic rath- rather it is sowing and reaping wrath. Right this important distinction to draw right He says a biblically. Astute evaluation of the situation strongly suggests that America and other countries of the world are reaping. What China has sewn due to their leaders recklessness and lack of candor and transparency? He's really onto something here. Only I think it's worth going on He Criticizes The religion of environmentalism and people who show a proclivity toward lesbianism and homosexuality to these people have been quote allowed by the faithful to gain high positions in an influence in our culture. Oh my so. He says that these high positions on in our government. says it includes high positions in our government our educational system our media and our entertainment industry. This is tragic unfortunate and costly. So he says these people are largely responsible for God's consequential wrath on our nation so glad that he got magin. You're the president you know. And the thing he has White House credentials. Yeah can you imagine getting your brain so fucked in the head that you think the people who are trying to protect the environment around us and like keep the environment safe are like the one are against God in some way league. Yeah can you imagine God being pissed off at somebody who's like trying to save the spotted owl? How about we'll see? Here's the here's the deal but like God really only cares about the economy right in. Yeah like like they have created this. God that legitimately that's its biggest concern. I think right because and there and watch their how they start to handle this whole corona virus thing and trump trying to like restart the economy too soon and all that kind of crap before the you know. We've even like barely started on social distancing and and right and whatnot They are going to couch it. Then they're going to work hard to try to justify and to Try to make it acceptable that he's he's weighing things correctly right. Yeah and they're they're GONNA do it. They are going to say that it is okay that we sacrifice our elderly or infirm. Are WEAK ARE IMMUNO. Compromised in any way sage way or form. Right like the yeah. They're doing it. The the Lieutenant Governor of Texas already said that Jesus Christ. He literally said that the old folks would rather than that they die than that. The economy tank. How is that if somebody super sick I WANNA know? I want them to parade these people around before they die though I need to hear it from their mouths I need them to actually say you know what I'm willing to die for the economy right. Don't get into the way that the way that they painted it. It's like if if the stock market goes down then everybody's everybody loses their job or whatever no no they're worried because the stock market's going to go down and rich people lose a lot of their money it doesn't this stock market doesn't affect average joes the way it affects them there they care about the rich folks and that is literally the end of the story. Yeah absolutely Let me let me tell you though because I I need. We need to make sure we get all of this out because he really does want us to understand what this what this means. Good good. He says that he doesn't think that we should label the corona virus as a form of God's Catez cataclysmic wrath such as the form of Wrath. He manifests in the Old Testament with the flood. Sodom and Gomorrah unpartisan of the Red Sea. He said that form of God's wrath is void of Human Curative. And I think we will soon see human for the corona virus. I love this defining of the rafts it's important graphs does God. Have I WANNA know the number and the specific like how to tell one kind of one wrath from another? I bet if you asked this guy how many there are he would know he's like therefore there's of course there are six raps. Yeah obviously and like one sort of half wrath. How did you all I guess there are the major routes and then there are the minor rafts? This'll ED lesser rats. Yeah you need to make sure we're talking about the same thing here. Good Lord all right. Well I'M GONNA my last story. It's something that made me. I was so furiously mad for a whole day after this happened. And I'm not one of whose easily shook like this. It's on my. It is not my way to be mad for a long time. So what should I? Yeah I want the the Mormons I was raised Mormon. You were raised. Mormon honey understand Mormons. We know the Mormons and one of the things that we sh- sort of that I kind of count on with Mormons is that they are obedient to their leaders like For the most part you know when they say they don't drink they mostly really genuinely don't drink and when they say they don't smoke they genuinely mostly don't smoke and they they it's they. They have their problems or whatever but like when the church tells them to do something for the most part the Mormons that I know the I or the Mormons at least that live in my head just obey what they're told right so the Mormon Church has actually been reasonably responsible during this whole cloven nineteen thing during the whole corona virus pandemic. They've closed all of their churches worldwide indefinitely. Yeah I thought that was really good. Yeah they they said. Don't come to general conference we're just GONNA broadcast it. It's not going to be a thing you know we're GonNa that come to right. I thought that was great. And now they're bringing home a lot of their missionaries. Now I guess that's the right choice I don't know but I you know it just seems like yeah you kind of need to just cancel missionary work for a for a minute. So plane loads of missionaries came in from the Philippines. Yeah they were. They were specially chartered. Planes Yeah The just brought home yet and then pour salt. Lake Sell about these charter. Planes are actually these were larger than on the planes that typically fly in Salt Lake City. I think that's kind of a brain because it it it. It means that there was literally a flood of people coming off these plans. Oh Yeah Fratto because they knew that there was going to be a flood of people and they knew that there was supposed to be that we need to keep our social distance in order for people to stay safe they. The there were a theoretically instructions. That said have one family member. Come out to pick up your missionary. Have them sit in the car and wait? The missionary will come home. They'll put their their things in the trunk or whatever and then you just literally just drive away. Don't get out of the car right and and go and then the missionaries to suppose to self quarantine for two weeks right all of that would are these are judicious things to do. And the appropriate measures to take and the Mormons fucking ignored it in. They showed up on mass crowded around in the Salt Lake airport parking garage and cheered with signs is the missionaries came in and literally created a death hazard for everybody. It was the most ridiculous thing I I could not wrap my head around it. Because I expect it for like rogue evangelical who you know. They have their own small. You know some pastor has his own small congregation down there and they're all going to defy its Democrat hoax and Blah Blah Blah but more usually pragmatic people. They are there. They believe in medicine and stuff. Yeah apparently not apparently I have to readjust. My view on who Mormons are because if you try to tell them not to celebrate their kid coming home from their mission which that's a big tradition for them. They live to throw a big party and greet there. If you ever fly Salt Lake City after this is done you will see somebody there with a big sign that reading their missionary coming home. It's annoying but it's their thing and they. They're very excited before nine. Eleven Dan de Remember how it was they would the terminals the concourse which just be full filled with people greeting the canaries right at the. They came out of the gate. Yeah which was horrifying right and so hard. Well then after nine eleven they moved them outside of security obviously and so they like hanging out. But it's crowded and it's weird and it's like kind of gums up. The exits their re. They're building a new airport in Salt Lake right now and the new one. They actually have a reception area to all the Mormon families. This is right. The specifically goes they built them in area to greet the missionaries as they return home. Yeah so it's a it's a big deal. And this brought down the wrath of like the state government city government. The mayor was pissed. Her tweet about it was just sake. What the what the fuck basically. Yeah but but she's the mayor of a liberal city. Ignore her but the governor. The Lieutenant Governor both very staunch Mormons. Yeah. We're very disappointed Miller. Romney came out with a thing that was like what the fuck you guys only in Mormon talks Os just very disappointed. It's just it was literally. It was so infuriating to me. And then I you know I went for a drive and I saw people all all over the park playing with each other and just big groups. And you know some of my smart friends or not socially distancing well and it's just like own the Times that I've gone and I've had to go go out right. I'm I'm horrified. People aren't taking this seriously. They're just not and scares me because if we don't you know everybody knows at this point. If we don't flatten the curve right hospitals are fucked are like just look at the footage from Italy and what's happening in New York now right like it's fucked and all of the people said it was a hoax all of these pastors and whatever so many people who were like now we're going to do it we're GONNA go to church. We're GONNA do the things. Some of them did it. But like for instance ever since you and I went to the Great Passion play in Arkansas. Yeah we were just six years ago. Seven years ago yeah. I've been on their email list which I've allowed to happen because I think it's funny and they were like they kept sending me emails about. We're still going to do good Friday and Easter services. Don't worry we're just GONNA we have a four thousand seat house and we're only going to allow in one thousand so there's plenty of room between everybody and so we're GONNA do it. We're GONNA and then literally like days later. I get the email reduced cancer like all of these. So many people were like this is a hoax and then days later like we. We need to take a series any. This is scary. Yeah you guys I know so and it's just getting started a probe that's what stairs is just the second you say it's a hoax. Somebody believes you and guess what they don't do when you say it's not. They don't revise their view. Now they don't change their position based on you the person who made them believe it in the first place saying. Nah So there you go. Listen if you folks would like to write to us you can do so Podcast and thank God. I made the DOT com. Or you can call and leaves a voicemail message. The telephone number is four. Two four six eight four four to go to the facebook page. Facebook DOT COM. Tgi TGI atheist and smash that like button and while you're there search for the TGI members only lounge request join. It is a close group. We will let you in on twitter at Tgi. Yeah do all those things. We need community. Now more than ever and everybody's got to be nice in the members only love being nice in the members only lounge extra nice by the way right now But yeah it's a good place to go and and just have some community and we'll be right back. Hey Dan is every once in a while you get to see somebody like Like Jim Baker type specifically Jim Baker. This time Have to face the reality of and of of reality for reality. Our listeners. Listeners. May remember that a few weeks ago he was touting one of his products his His silver solution as being he had a guest on. Who claimed that though this hadn't been tested on this strain of Corona virus? Yeah it had proven that it could deactivate corona virus and it was basically just going to cure everything. Yeah and amazing. And then a couple of government agencies a couple of state I think a couple of state agencies laid that put the hammer down and told him to shut the fuck up. You can't make those claims anymore. Yeah and he had to do something and this is what he did and I find it. Kind of delightful. Certain government agencies have claimed that some statements made by guest on this show could have potentially been interpreted to give the wrong impression about silver solutions treating or curing Cova nineteen while. I strongly disagree with the idea that these statements were in context. Where in any way misleading? I feel I have a biblical duty to lead would knowledge understanding Jeremiah. Three fifteen gods were tells us to test everything keep what is good and stay away from anything that is evil. I. That's five. Nineteen twenty to stay away even from the appearance of evil and response to the claims of these governmental agencies and after prayer for thought we have suspended offering silver solutions wonderful products that we've for a decade. We have sent out these products this time to avoid even the appearance that our guest comments might mislead any of our partners. My heart is broken. We know this is an inconvenience for those of you. Our partners who regularly use the silver sauce solution and have done so for decades. Please be patient with us as we work through this process. We believe this is the right step. This corona virus is a serious disease with all that is going on in the world. Please listen to the directions of the public. Health officials are president of the United States. Pray without ceasing and trust in God a man Man Man. We appreciate it so very very much absolutely. Thank you for saying that in clarifying the statements and it is it is tore up a lot of our viewers in our ministry. Our phone jammed. It's and I want to tell you. Ninety nine nine nine tenths. People have been very kind. They're very very kind and I am so heartbroken. It just like there's warfare and if there's ever been warfare in this country it's right now warfare during the war. I feel like there's gives using like warfare. Both I'll pull up Bible verses that are like you know like you have to like did you catch. How squishy his Bible versus got by the way like? He started one viable Bible verse and ended with another and then like just tag on that one was like just know that was loans. Those I switched in the middle. Just so weird. Yeah I love that. He made it. Well this was our good biblical decision. Not Oh we we really could have gotten sued like we ground IPE hurt. Yeah so what's really funny is that I don't think any of the government agencies. Were asking him to stop selling this stuff which they should be doing but none rhymer saying that they were just saying. Stop claiming it does stuff right. I bet his lawyer was like get that shit off your website. Yeah 'cause if anybody now claims that they took it using dot advice doesn't matter God Oh well you know I'm going to. I'm going to cleanse us of that icky feeling by talking to you just briefly about the fact that we cannot really a. We shouldn't be going out to buy things unless it's an absolute necessity true. Which is why I think is a good idea to check out Harrys dot com for all your shaving needs thousand good ledin. Thank you thank you because it to you look. Here's the deal. Harrys DOT COM if you go to harrys dot com slash. Tgi so that's H. A. R. Y. S. dot com slash. Tgi You will join. The ten million who've already tried it. You will be look. 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He seems so gleeful about this pandemic thanks again for the great podcast so the events unfolding around us are making clear than ever that we're living in the final part of the last days. Undoubtedly the final part of the final part of the last days shortly before the last day of the last days. Oh my wow why I mean the jobs when this is that they love the the the The Times. That's what they that's what they live for the whole thing right. It's about the comeback DOE CT. They are very excited about all of this. If that's what you're looking for your entire life is like cataclysm and scary. Shit well we got it in spades right now. Dan He. Yeah Yeah. It's it's it's all happening. People it's fingers crossed gets worse you guys. That's the best thing that could happen. But at the beginning of World War Two they were so stoked like the Great Depression. Then when were they founded by about the same time as the Mormons? Oh really yeah. I thought they were newer than that. Now they was literally so many disappointments. Yeah civil war that horrible. Like Thing that was like the depression but in the late eighteen hundreds or one like all these poor people things keep happening. That seemed like the Times are coming. Yeah this disappointed. Yeah all right well Jenna Bell Road into us saying hi Frank Dan. I've been meaning to write into your show Since the whole discussion on sneezing that was a little bit ago but now the end of the world is insight. I wanted to also right on that first off. There are locust swarms happening right now in Africa. I don't know about you but part of me is excited to hear all about it from our favorite pastors. I'm not however as much looking forward to seeing how the United States as a whole reacts perhaps we will just keep sticking our heads in the sand like we have been during this whole pan-demic secondly I believe it was an sob bones or stuff. You missed in history class. They talked about why we say. Bless you or something. Akin cheers or to. Your health. Sneezing was considered an omen and different air and different areas considered them to be good omens or evil ones. Later pope made it popular by saying During the bubonic plague to say God bless. You hopes to stop the devil from entering your body Did a great job there. Many lives were saved. I'm sure anyway. Thanks for the PODCAST. My puppy and I listen every Monday. So that's does thank you very much for that is general. Yeah there's locusts. In Africa. There was an earthquake in Salt Lake. There was like week of aftershocks Stan. Yeah they continued. Although I haven't been feeling them they have been continuing There were there was also an earthquake in In Croatia yeah and then there were and then I'd like there were soon. Nami warnings in Hawaii. It is a cataclysm south. Just it's just the planet being the planet. Yes sometimes they all just happen at the same time. Yeah sometimes like all of these things are pretty normal and then sometimes they happen at the same time and now we have like global news so we actually know about it exactly. That's that's pretty freaky but I wouldn't. I wouldn't worry too much about like do worry enough the proper amount about the corona virus. But I wouldn't worry about the end the biblical end of the world Hey we have a few people to thank we do and I wanted to thank them. Mark set us a one time donation and he comes into the faithful level. We thank you so much. Mark Gary Also decided to give us a one time donation. I believe Jerry is a patron but decided he wanted to kick in a little bit of extra because he knows that this. These are hard times for us. Podcast in the world so he takes us a bunch of extra money. Thank you so much I. That's GONNA crown him a a an unofficial but but official pope I am. I am now. Yeah Yeah Iran Pope Status. You are now. Pope jury Well done it's rarified. 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Click on the Support Tab and that will give you your options and we greatly appreciate it. Thanks Dan Frank so I've been doing this little thing where I've just been walking around with my fingers in my ears. Yeah and basically just squinting and not looking at anything except to like for obstacles. Because I I don't I don't I don't want to pay attention right now. Dan. It's not safe to pay attention. It is it's bad for your emotional and psychological wellbeing. Currently you pay attention to things. It's not healthy You guys it is a rough time right now. I I you know I said before I am normally a pretty stable person I am. I'm I'm hard to shake. I'm hard to rattle and lately been rattling some man a little things are throwing me off and what it's what it's pointing out. Is that even if all you're doing is just staying in place This is such a huge disruption to all of our daily lives. GonNa be rough. Yeah and if you are doing what they're recommending if if you're able to or work in essential field or whatever right you're staying at home right and like you're you're like literally isolating. That is the word right like you. You were staying away from people and you're alone and it's fucking sucks like your worst yet. Your shitty kids are at home to when you have to be with them the whole time and that's your only social outlet is just yelling at your kids. Yeah now let me tell you something. We're all feeling it right now. And and we got to stay sane we gotta keep ourselves together and so I think I think it's time to get creative. It's time to get clever about it. Playstations is what I've heard there's this like Townsville or something game just came out. Oh yeah there's a there's an animal crossing. I think that's what it is. Yeah and apparently and like I I. I don't know anything about these things so I'm going to get some things wrong. Sorry guys but like like. It's a very social game and people really like Kind of flocking to heard about this on the radio today and they're like you know being able to use this as a social outlet while playing the game. I guess somebody got married on it like they. They're they're they're ceremony so people are able to come and like I don't know it sounds just. They're all standing together at least excels. Make one wonder if maybe this virus was engineered by Nintendo. That's possible either which way what's neat is that. We do have some pretty good tech that has never been available during a pandemic before. Yeah so you know for the love of God Zoom facetime. Whatever if it will help you get all your friends together. Do shots from different parts of the world from your your your individual respective houses have some fun with it. Just show do Pulo when Harry met Sally and watch a show together separate. Oh that's cute. You just watched that movie that reference. But I don't know that's a that's a cute scene eighties pop culture. Yes movie I how do I know? I haven't seen it since the ninety. I'm who doesn't like Billy Crystal? I Know Allen that Cute Meg Ryan. Oh she's face who'd Meg Ryan that's right. Yeah I think we got. Here's what I have been doing. Here's a here's a good sanity tip for you. Gen xers out there. Go back and watch some eighties movies. Because that's what I've been doing. I've been watching movies from the eighties and nineties. Which is both delightful and horrifying. Yeah some of them hold up great and are actually just really good movies. Pretty Woman surprised me. I thought that was a delightful film. Oh yeah holds up like a like a champ? No Way to go watch that one. Yeah I if you'd asked me my opinion about whether it was going to hold up or not able to sit absolutely not Dan you about a movie. Have you seen midnight run? Oh have you. Have you seen the movie? I don't think so. Okay good good. I had recommendation out. I've never heard of the movie right and it turned out I had never heard of it and I Apparently like like it's been like. Has this like great reviews right spawned a sequel and spin off made for TV movies right. And I'm like how did I never hear about this? This is crazy and it was like this huge theta with a big thing and I'm like I'm like I'm trying to use it as like a test to see if like maybe I slipped onto an alternate timeline. Like I don't write that. This could really be the proof Dan because it was it was it was like a was it like a prison escape or something. No it's Robert Deniro. And Charles Grodin and I mean okay. You're not far off The Deniro plays a bounty hunter and he has to go get Charles Grodin stomachs any sense right okay. He's he's an an accountant on the run right. Yeah wanted by the mob. He's wanted by everybody right and when you've made do you know late eighties. I totally should have. I should have been aware of this movie. I'm concerned that I welcome to eighties movies. Talk with Franken Dan. Everybody can I tell you that maybe did asking everybody and people are like yeah? Of course I love that movie and I'm just more and more freaked out like honestly earthquake. Did something like okay. So you you you. You've slipped into the into the time crack or whatever. Yeah the rip and the Space Time. Carl Riccadonna does or doesn't exist depending on who you are. Oh God I'll tell you what I'll tell you what movie I watched the didn't hold up. That will break some hearts out there. And I'M WE'RE PROBABLY GONNA get letters about this. One goonies is a terrible turn of and I don't know why we liked it. A as a fun Romp God damned mess. Up You guys go ahead and watch it if you want to. It is a mess. The script is terrible. It's like nothing makes any kind of sense. They're halfway through all of their like they've made it past all of these treacherous things in their treasure hunt and then they look up and they're just down the well that everybody's got I. It's everything is stupid. Everything in that movie is stupid. So anyway there's that and print out very sensitive to like you know people disabilities. Oh my God. It's wildly offensive. Italians should be offended like so. Many people should be offended by that movie. My intelligence was offended anyway. I think what we're getting at here. Is that a watching. Movies is a good way to keep yourself saying. Yeah doing a but but I've been a lot of that and I'll tell you this I need. I have to get myself out of the House too. So Mu- Dan's other recommendation for keeping your sanity Long locks go for walks. Gopher new lives if you can avoid other humans while you're doing it. Yeah good yell at your neighbors who are congregating. Because Oh my God. I've been hearing about a friend of mine posted on facebook. She looked out her window and someone was having get this fucking gender reveal party in their yard like thirty people gathered around a pregnant woman during an international pandemic. Where's wrong with the world? What what these people? So here's what you do when you see something like that. Do you want him. You GotTa do to blow off steam scream at them. Call the COPS. Whatever then. Don't don't let it get to you. Yeah because like in technically that groups of ten or more outlawed right. I don't know if it's a law or if it's just a guideline I don't know it's so Salt Lake County Salt Lake County. Said they're going to treat it as a misdemeanor. I can't remember how they were doing it. And the governor said No. You can't do that. Salt Lake County hasn't reversed their opinion on it. Good their stance. They're just holding their like well. Fuck you we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA enforce this thing. Yeah then down hops down to that thing. Yeah anyway here's the trick of of a moment like that and I've been seeing a lot of them. You know you go to the park and God. Pardon me off only drive past and I'm just like furious but the trick is find a way not to let it get to you and I think part of that's about just acknowledging that humanity sucks and humans are not very good at human so well because you have a new hobby which is just judging denouncing people to you guys search for you frank and for our listeners. I don't you know I I try to be. I try to just say okay. Here's the thing I know. How big a Doofus I am. I make mistakes all the time. So it's not like I'm excluding myself from this pronouncement that humanity's Kinda shitty right. I'm included in that. I'm a human so it's not a judgement. So much as it is just a means of getting zen about the whole thing and that leads to another thing. I've been doing meditating I had. Oh yeah I downloaded an APP and I've been I I gotta do it. It's just the desperation desperation at Your Voice of two. Yes I it is legit. I am not messing around need. It is like rough. We need ways to keep our mind to clear our minds to release Anger tension stress. Because it is a an angry tense. Stressful time a hobby. Oh Yeah. Have you been an amazing hobbies? Have you mainting earlier today? Shut up. I was working in gouache about that. Wow still life baby. Wow how is it? You should post error. I'm so bad at it I am. It's a nightmare but the quality is not the point the The doing of the thing is the point. Yeah there's some interesting things going on. Dan Apparently People are like I was like really people are going to be baking like when like walk supermarket right now in all the flowers gone people going nuts. Baking soured people are getting into sour dough right now. Oh Yeah Big Time Right. The gals time on their hands by as well. It's like people are baking a great release forever making dinner the other night like just took forever like everything was just like. What's the longest thing I could possibly? Cook? I've been I've been going back and forth on that one one one meal. I'll be like let's get fancy we've got time. Let's just do something fancy and the next meal. I'm like fuck it hotdogs still. You're not doing that are you? One hundred percent absolutely. I'm giving myself every break. I can if I want to not to not go nuts if it's going to annoy me to make a big meal going dodge like. Syria is legit as far as I'm concerned because what I'm looking for is my mental health. Man That's important. Yeah on the radio this morning on it was listening to morning edition or whatever and they They were. They had a little rundown of like food that people have been having making and then like posting on instagram and whatnot. Sure the one that stood out to me with somebody posted a picture of the of melted cheese on a plate. They put cheese in a microwave and then ate it with some barbecues. Makes you happy for this list of horrifying things like that and we would win the The host of morning edition got to that one she goes she goes actually sounds pretty good and I was just like heaving God. All I'm saying is here's what I'm not okay with. Don't waste food right. Now is not the time for wasting food. Yeah at all. I've been eating seventy leftovers. Obviously cooking you have to and so yeah like it's actually being i. It's going to be interesting in some ways to see like what are actual like Food budget for the month ended up being. Because we're not out right. We're taking everything and it's and it's all like I mean we had a couple little extravagances pick pick out some steaks and whatnot sure But like the rest of it is all really pantry. Stuff like like good turns out really good but like you know can stuff and Pasta and and stuff that keeps that it's GonNa last through the week and and With that's not how we normally we go to the store and I urge we're restaurant folk. Yeah boy in a normal part of the year. When we're we're both of our incomes are actually working. We go to restaurants a lot. Yeah but not right now. That's not how this works. It's Funny Dan. You guys keep yourself saying out there. Do whatever you gotTa do it. Don't judge yourself just Just know that like self care is vital so that we don't kill each other because right now also like reports of Domestic violence has skyrocketed. Because everybody's trapped with each other. So do whatever you have to do to make yourself feel good and feel sane and healthy insane samed And you know what we're we're open to suggestions I hear from you guys doing it. How are you getting through? Yeah let we're running out where we are dying on the vine here people so right to US podcast. Thank God I'm eighty s dot com or call. Leaves a voicemail message. The telephone number is four two four six six six eight four four two. Yeah go to the facebook page facebook dot com slash. Tgi Atheist and click the like button. And while you're there search for the TGI members only lounge request to join is closed group but we will let you tweet at frank and tweeted me at Ti Atheist. That's correct hey. Speaking of social media. Thanks so much to Mackenzie for over hard work on the facebook page. Thanks to Danny and amy for being moderators on the members only lounge and thanks to the rhetoric hot club and to Gordon Johnston for the use of their music. Thanks to all of you for tuning in and be gentle with yourself and others this week and we'll talk to you again next week but I.

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Morning Brief for Friday, June 7th

WSJ Minute Briefing

01:25 min | 2 years ago

Morning Brief for Friday, June 7th

"Whatever you and your employees are working for ADP is designing better ways to help you achieve it from HR talent, and time management to benefits and payroll. That's ADP. Always designing for people. I'm Anne Marie for totally in the newsroom at the Wall Street Journal. The Trump administration is citing significant progress in tariff talks with Mexico, but is still planning to impose tariffs on three hundred fifty billion dollars and imports next week. The administration wants Mexico to do more to address illegal immigration Mexico's president said early Thursday that he was optimistic. The two would reach a deal. The may jobs report out Friday could offer clues on how the economy is faring amid slowing global growth and continued trade tensions APRIL's report saw the nation's unemployment rate, fall to three point six percent, the lowest rate in nearly half a century. The may numbers could be skewed by the addition of hires by the census bureau ahead of the twenty twenty census. Beyond meat says it could break even this year. The company posted better than expected results in its first financial report. Since going public in may reporting that its quarterly sales more than tripled TGI Fridays del taco restaurants, and Carl's junior are among the chains that have reached deals with beyond meat to sell its meatless burger patties. For more details head to wsJcom or the WSJ app.

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Black Lives Matter, and We're Donating to It

The Game is Afoot!

03:20 min | 11 months ago

Black Lives Matter, and We're Donating to It

"Hello My name is Ryan. I am the dungeon master on the game's afoot when I asked my players if they wanted to donate our proceeds from our patriots this month to black lives matter they all responded with a resounding yes. And I couldn't be prouder of them. But this movement is not about being proud of ourselves. It's about putting our time and our resources where they need to be. So. Even if you don't go to our patriotic at patriotair dot, com slash tgif podcast to donate so that we can send those funds directly to black lives matter organizations. Please do your part. You can donate directly, or you can protest, or you can sit down with that neighbor who doesn't shut up about what damage these protesters supposedly causing instead of actually paying attention to the good that they are achieving. I won't take up your time any longer, but after I wrap up here, I will have my players. Share their message with you. Again we are. At Patriot, dot com forward slash TGI podcast. Thank you. Hello I'm Elliot from the game is afoot and I play Anderson. I would like to start this video off with a moment of silence in honor of George Floyd. Brianna Taylor in many more. The game's afoot will be donating all of our patriotic funds to organizations that support black lives matter. If you can't donate, there are other ways to show support. Educate sign. Petitions protest talk. 'n just listen. We stand with you. We March with you. We hear you. Hi I'm mad I use day them. Pronouns and I play arc on the game is a foot. To all the people protesting in the wake of the murders of George, Floyd and Brianna Taylor I stand with you. Stonewall was a riot and black lives matter. Hi. I'm Dorey and I play. Eden on the game is afoot. To all who are bravely standing strong protesting the murders of George Floyd Brianna Taylor, and so many others I stand with you. You are important, and you do very much manner, and their lives are not disposable or replaceable. Black lives matter. Hi My. Name is quilt and I played Jack on the game is afoot. I wanted to take a moment to voice my support for the protesters fighting back against the stomach, racism and injustice after the murder of George Floyd Brianna, Taylor and so many others buildings can be repaired. Merchandise can be replaced. Lives cannot black lives matter.

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CXO Sherif Mityas Shares a 3-Gate System to Filter New CX Initiatives

The Chief Customer Officer Human Duct Tape Show

46:26 min | 1 year ago

CXO Sherif Mityas Shares a 3-Gate System to Filter New CX Initiatives

"Hi everybody in our show today we are talking to Sharieff Meteosat who is the chief experience officer at Tgi. Fridays you all know TGI. Fridays this is is what's really powerful. He's GonNa walk you through what he calls stage gates and his very very effective way and how he gets the entire leadership involved in listening listening and how he brought his personal experience and understanding and going out in the field to figure out what his role is. He's used use cases he does a quarterly release shark tank. He brings in the C. Suite to celebrate successes and also has done a lot to embed employee experience. I think you'll be really fascinated. Also also on how he's embedding technology. I and very very customized experiences into the role of chief experience officer enjoyed joy. The show everybody hi. Everybody and welcome to the chief customer officer human duct tape show where we talk to leaders about how they unite their companies to achieve customer driven growth as the duct tape of their organization. I'm your host gene bliss so be sure to catch us on Itunes stitcher and at customer bliss dot com slash podcast. Today am so happy to have sharieff. Myth yes here with me. He is the chief experience officer officer at Tgi. Fridays High Sharieff. Hello it's great to be on your show thank you. Thanks so much for doing this with me. You know what's great when we have the brand that everybody knows is You know we're yearning to understand how the chief experience officer comes together to bring together that united experience and how you do the work but before we get into that let's go backwards into your past your experiences and Walk us through so your paths to get into this role in y you gravitated to this role absolutely well like Like any young boy growing up. Aw I wanted to be an astronaut. Yeah so you know you got to walk on the moon or watching. Uh You know. It's awesome the fifty year anniversary this year. The the moon landing so let me go ahead right now. That led me into actually engineering all things so I was an aerospace engineer. Here I wanted to To work on rockets and work for NASA and after After a couple of years of doing that I realized why I need around myself out a bit and so Went Back to business school at northwestern at Kellogg and You know really from there Of all things you know went into consulting and and and consulting my first project was of course not aerospace but retail And so got to really dive into the whole you know worrying about consumers And focused on you know. How do you really get someone to come into your store and buy something and you know at the time it was? You know really trying to understand you know merchandising strategies marketing strategies you know how. How do you create eight? The rights kind of environment to be part of someone's consideration set and so I did that for a while and then ran a couple of companies again in the retail space. And you know really started to melt this connection between merchandising marketing digital technology acknowledgee and really thought about. This is kind of everything that we were doing. All lead back to the guests all the backside consumer and and so it just makes sense. You know as we kind of as I joined the Friday's brand. You know the challenge that I brought in I started the chief strategy officer actually I then picked up the CIO role. So I had in charge of technology digital strategy and then talking with the board and the executive team it was. You know people don't really care that we have technology team. People don't care that we have an OPS team. People don't care that we have a marketing team. They care about the experience hearings. They have when they come into our restaurant. They care about the experience they have when they're sitting on their couch and they want. TGI Fridays delivered to their home. And so we thought about You know we've got to really change the mindset here and we start organizationally by thinking customer I And so when you do that you know we kinda talk ourselves into this new role. I assumed that we'd never had a chief experience officer role before But it it was a logical next nextstep in our in our migration. I mean we're fifty five year old brand and you know for me. I always go back and tell people you know. Friday started with that first singles bar in New York mark when so. Why was that? So I'm coming. Fifty five nineteen sixty five area go. Yep Nineteen sixty five that first bar. Where were they wearing hats were they wearing yes they they had the whole thing right? We we had we had a little We had a little chain outside you. There was place was is packed. There was a there was a bouncer And so it was just really this opportunity to create something new and so it was all about the experience right. I know the number of places you can go to get a trink and Manhattan but why do people come to Friday's back then. Well it was experience it was the the the opportunity to see and feel and be different within our four walls. And so we bring. We're we're bringing that back right. We're thinking about things from a customer perspective. I because in today's world I mean you can go anywhere and get food and beverage right. I mean gas stations are selling Sushi for crying out loud So how do you create you know. How do you create stickiness? How do you create loyalty for guests? Well you gotta you gotTa have the right experience. It can't just be be. I've got the best burger or the colts beer. Well that really drove this. Well what I love about it is that you went back to your roots to find the path half forward The other thing I think is interesting and and I love your path because when you think about roles inside of an organization there are are very very few that actually comprehensively span the the organization to do their job or they have to CTO CIO. You are is one of them and then the other one is not even the CEO. He's he he he often gets his bits. You know his information in bits by the silos I was. We call this the duct tape show because this experience officer big world part of that role is to knitted together. So it's because you were having bring this comprehensive approach to the work because of the role previously now do you still have information and strategy as part of your experience role I do in fact I picked up marketing as well. So really this connection right. So it's what what touches the guest right. It's an eye now. Also have a group recall. SCRAT- Brat ops so strategic operations that sets basically the training and the development of our team members fantastic because they're part of the experience. There's that last mile right and so having that under my purview allows me to connect the dots across the organization well and not uncommon tree. I mean what we're seeing being more and more to your point is if people or some dimension of people development isn't directly under the CEO or the CFO so whatever the role name is they're very very connected. Well let's get into our first question which is so you you were the CIO and the strategy officer for for two years and have been in this role a little over a year and a half when you jump from that role or or added chief experience officer tell me about your path to assess assess the work to be done what. We're some specifics that people can learn from. Yeah so the first thing that that I did was I got kind of all key people in the room right so it to be truly connected. You can't do anything in a silo anymore. Right gotTA gotTa disrupts rob how people think and they meet with and so actually the first thing I did I did and it might digital and now that may seem kind of weird But I at digital can't be its own groups. Well you're so right because you know mobile was its own thing and Mike. How is mobile its own? Experience is totally disconnected. Exactly so I disbanded the group I said no John. You're going to be in operations and Mary. You're going to be in marketing and Susan. You're going to be over here in technology analogy and and and and and so everything we think about from an initiative perspective has digital woven in right and then I said okay so now. We've have all these initiatives that have been happening across the organization but let's step back and actually talk to guests right. Let's actually I know crazy right. But what the customer journeys right. Well how do people interact with Friday's and yes. You get the people that are walking into a restaurant for either happy hour our lunch or dinner with family and to try and get people that are in their cars right thinking about food and beverage occasion. Yes people sitting on their couch watching. That's lex wanting to talk to Alexa And get their food delivered. And so there's all these these journeys right right and so we mapped them out. We talked to people we. We sat in bars tough job. But someone had to do it. And we we really you know interact with guests and created you know what are the basically the touch points points. That matter is what we call them right right. What are the touch points that matter before thinking about a food and beverage occasion while they're thinking about it while they're in their experience and once tape locked it so let me for a second if your mind because I love the ethnography approach to how you? You're you're listening for other retailers Taylor out there meaning you went to where your customers were. You are observing them watching them listening to them. Is that what you would suggest beyond. You know the traditional surveys or research and I mean I may have done other things but tell us more about your point of view about what that got you. Yeah I mean you can only get so much by doing kind kind of the traditional surveys and focus groups Because what we've found is actually what people say is not always what they do. That's right and right and so I like to be out there and actually see what people do I like to interact with people while they're doing it Because Ah I think you uncover more of the truth you really uncover and good and the bad right here. You gotta hear both Go. I heard a lot about you. Help people being really upset that they wanted to order a second drink and their food. Wasn't there yet but they couldn't find a server a huge pain point. Yeah and I'm sitting there going. Wow so we're not only upsetting a customer but I'm missing out on revenue. That's right right. I I'm inhibiting second drink. That's crazy right so you know that leads to okay. Well I'm going to build that capability into the APP right now while you're sitting there in the restaurant you want a second drink yourself reordering reordering right that adding that capability not just ad revenue but improves the guest experience. Take a friction point right. And so it's not just one lugging right but as sitting there and talk with people and seeing what what makes them happy. What makes them sad? What makes them frustrated? What delights them you get so so much more richness? I would say in terms of really understanding the customer journey. That's right so let me ask you a question when dig a little deeper because I think people fascinated by this approach especially people with bricks and mortar locations so this is banks you know financial services every kind of industry where everyone is a reality did what they do. So did you go out on your own or did you bring your team. Did you ask executives. How long did you do it? Oh yeah we we we took. We took a good I. I'd say sixty days I mean it was a good two months and I had everyone do it people to be patient enough right there. They signed a pain points. We WanNA play whack a mole. Right right I know I know and what what I I I tried to get folks to do and I think we're pretty successful is we had to go through what I call a stage gate process and so that's fascinating title. Yeah so my stage gates as I put in place was we have all these initiatives basically we have to hit pause on something on because we're not sure what we're actually solving for right. What's the purpose are exactly right so we had to step back and go? Listen if we're truly going ABI customer lead we have to understand what customers want or again a pain point or what's a what's going to be a benefit and so the first thing says if I I use I use the the dollars as my my wedge right. I'm like do you want to waste another no-one waste money right and so you basically say I don't want to waste another dollar doing something. That's not going to move the needle from a guest perspective. So let's figure out first what that is and let's go through the stage stage gate process so that anything we go through have to pass three gates I gave is first gate is it right is it better. Is it going to provide a more friction experience for our guest if it doesn't pass gate one I don't care how cool it is. I don't care if it could make a mint. It doesn't impasse go okay. So first. Question's is it. What does that mean? That's the first gate. Is it right that the first right so I guess has to tell us they want this. I I can tell us this is something. That's a missing or a gap or something that would make their life easier so guests validated while you were in the store in the restaurant with them. Am Yes even even now so this is even past this. This happened year Nafta good even now we think about new things we go talk to people. Yes not what is not what I think know about my team. Thinks I don't I don't actually care what they think or what I think I care what the guest that's right well and that's a major value of this work especially in in businesses such as yours where we're a consumer of what we do. We think we know right and we start making decisions. We're all eating burgers. Okay okay so is it right. What was your second one second one is? Can we execute it so this is very important so some of the best things that we could think of that that guest really wanted we can execute consistently high in the sky right so right and pie in the sky. So what happens is I guess I want you know Purple Flavor you no purple colored Raspberry flavour fries right something crazy. We can't execute that all we would end up doing disappointing. A guest that right. That's ah taking what could be a positive and even making it more negative well and we operationalize it. Is that your third one. That's the second one can we operationalize. Yeah and and also you're going to have a lot of requests that aren't necessarily in the sweet spot of the most important important things right correct. That's right that's right and that leads to stage gate three. Yep which is is it going to have an Roi there you go to move the needle. So let's talk about that. 'CAUSE DAD is a struggle for piano. So here's here's what I I love so far. You've got sixty days. You got people to push pause you were able to somehow have people be patient while you did this work. You involve the organization. I'm going to ask you another question about how you collected what you heard and then you had the hard conversation about our why so. Let's what does that that mean. And how are you quantifying it as you went through the stage gates. Yeah so the the third gate here on our Y. I put out kind of a a plus this one mantra and the plus one was whatever we're going to do has to have a plus ones at least plus one and what I mean by that is plus one visit plus one dollar plus one guest. So whatever we're going to do are we driving right right down in s gun incremental mink or mental visit from current guest an incremental dollar in your basket or an incremental Gra mental guests from an acquisition perspective. So if it's not moving the needle in one of those three areas interesting but not relevant okay. So how are you proving it then. Is that after you've bundled it and you started making decisions about what you were going to prioritize. Yes exactly right and then we and then we test the hell out of things okay so we create lots of use cases lots of pilots and we anything before we roll it out. Okay so I'm going to ask you expect questions. I want to get into that too okay. So now you're sitting around in restaurants. Lots of people. Did you have pads of paper. Did you have little IPAD had APPs. How did you collect it right? Yes no it's important. We we actually had people take notes so it was. You know old school I no. Well guess what. What's old is new again? It's so funny with your -nology it's like we're right. Magnetic boards for talking to customers people like this old stuff again. No it's old school. You know I I you know I. Most of my executive team was out there with country and paper. And that's an important piece by the way. Yeah you can't just have your team gene. Go out right because then it's just your data that's right and that that's not gonNA work. Well experience it because you know the one thing we know in these roles is it can't be about pitching and begging right and it can't be the deck the fact that you got people in the in the in the restaurant with people eyeball the eyeball that changes things culturally faster than presenting survey results a million times over. Exactly 'cause then it's not. I'm not selling knowing anything. That's right right. They themselves and they have a seat at the table. Literally in your case of exactly of being part of the the collecting of it okay. So sixty days collecting. How did you munch it together? I'm Italian that's an Italian word. Munch rank yourself. How did you the package it presented? Or what did you do with all that cool stuff. Yeah so no we had a BA- basically as you can imagine that's only got into a big room and we put up a lot of pieces of paper around the walls and we just started data dumping on each other like here. What are we? What did we hear right? And we started putting things into basically You know I would say initiative umbrellas right so with marketing things that have to do with payment things that have the do with you know the quality of the technology or the pervasiveness of the technology. Things that has to do with personalization so we budgeted all these things that we heard and then we started going down the next level it said okay. So what would we do different right. We all know what we do today. We all know what we just heard given where people are saying amy like. They don't like they want more. They want less. What would we do different that kind of then create some more funnel more curated list right? And then we're like okay. So let's bucket these things or let's prioritize these things across two dimensions right. What we believe is the potential impact on on the plus one criteria and what we believe we can execute stage gate to okay so things that we can execute acute and things that have a high impact yet way up to the top? Yes so you probably created some kind of priority matrix correct. Yeah Okay let me ask you a question when you said we did you have at the C. Suite and the leaders in here with you doing all of this or was it. Everyone I love that. So how did that work so you just got their time on their counter you know grey says his own show busy. You have to have the time if they don't commit the time to this to me. It's like okay. Well there's a warning bill. Well exactly actually there right if you don't have an I had the privilege of having a CEO who is really behind this right and so if you don't have the support from the top. DOC is a very tough slog. That's right report. Do you report to the CEO. SCHRIEF I do I do. Yeah Yup and so we you know you have had a support and then but you also may my counterparts and the executive team appreciate being involved right. I mean we're talking about things that are could fundamentally change the strategy of our company. That's right right how we interact with guests. I mean we can do a lot of things but no one gets paid unless gusts come in and in order food and drink I mean. Ain't they pay the bills. No one else does. And every day we open our doors we start with zero guests right every day. We opened the doors. No one's there. So how do you ensure that we've earned the right to bring guests. In every day we earn the rights and create loyalty and have them come back. That everybody's job. Yeah not just mine. Yeah you're you're you're singing my to. I always say I have earned the right all throughout my book so it it earn is the right word. You can't go get loyalty. You have to earn no every day. Yes and I love that every day you start start with zero every day you get a clean piece of paper and that really. Also what's powerful about that is it drives a passion. I WANNA get some specifics on you said you use case the heck out of everything so make sure then so you did this prioritization. Did you come up with a list of ten. Fifteen twenty two hundred. What where did you come after you did your prioritization prioritization? That then led to your use cases to test everything. Yeah what at A. I'm trying to remember that they know. Sorry end of that session. We we had somewhere between. I'd say ten to ten to fifteen kind of big initiatives and then you know then there's a further you know after we prioritized and then we started thinking okay. Let's that's what. How are we going to stage these things? which ones can we test? which markets we're GONNA use? Has You know what partners do we need because we can do all this stuff internally by so a big a big fan of using very smart people at Third Parties to partner with my team and and I'll you know one of the things that we do is aside. I hold all the quarterly shark tank. O so I bring in every quarter four to six startups. They also help us think what's next right right different things so we had some of those folks help us with the people with the initial list but even today when we come up with what's next and we come up with new things on the list sometimes kinds of come from our shark tank participants not US Love Than I. It's great for us because you know some of these folks have been working to your point with financial services companies or with telecom with automotive And they come in and give us something that we would never have thought of in the restaurant industry or sector But it gives us now competitive advantage because no one's thinking about that in the restaurant sector that's right and were able to take it for our use. Yeah isn't crazy vertically oriented we become you know it's like okay. Hey stop because Quinn Bessemer darndest between verticals. Okay so this is very very fascinating and I know we could go on and on you. I want to dig a little deeper into what you talked about earlier. which is engaging the C.? Suite Your Partners Yon just started right by having them be part heart of going out in the listening one of the things. That's you know a challenge for some people in these roles is the C. Suites not engaging they don't realize a big part of their role is uniting them as a team of people and it's kind of a board of directors to drive this change. What are you doing with all of that We celebrate the hell out of successes And we spread. We spread the love. And what I mean by that is You have to be part cheerleader. You have to carry the flag in this role But you also have to know when to be behind and allow kind of the team. Yes take the credit you bet and I think that because then not only do they own it But they you want to do more of it. That's right and that's the key right so you don't just take the first win and everyone celebrates and then they go about doing how they always did it. It's Oh no no. That was Kinda fun and people are kind of cheering. What I did I wanted to more right and so there is now a poll right versus? I'm I'm scheduling and pushing people into a room to start. No like when we when we meeting again when when the when are we going through another. When when do I get to go out and talk to guests again and once that trigger happens you know you're on the right path because that actually connection happened right that that it's now not just an initiative initiative? It's not just something that should be pushing. This is how this is how we do things now. Yeah Fridays and I'm a part of it and I'm excited about it. And I'm I'm I'm an integral part of making it happen. And so that's me if you get there and I you know I'm telling you we're not all the way too bright yet but yeah made some some great moves and I can tell you people are pretty tight is that we've been able to achieve that. I think we're on the right path. But it's that's a again eh an ongoing just continuing to beat the drum Ensure people really feel they're part of this and it's being done with them and not at them. That's that's right isn't it fascinating when and there's a click that occurs And we find that the the most successful chief experience officers are people. Well like you who I've had other leadership roles are mature leaders and feel good enough about what you said what I call checking your ego at the door or to make it be about the celebration of others and and being the glue to bring enough groups of people together so they do have the win. But what's let's paradoxical about. This is that because we're used to being a silo leader and getting silo based recognition. I like the chuckle. We wanted to be about our. KPI's these or stop. No that's not how this works right. It's not exactly how. How did you know that How did I know that I think i? I just knew that I would never be successful. if my peer group was not successful yeah I I knew that there was no way to change and turn an organization. That's fifty some years old without really the brilliant and the talents of my peer group on the executive team. All on board. Right if we're not all on board that strike And you'RE GONNA fail. You can only push so much water uphill and so you've gotTA create that that connection with folks that they feel they're in the boat with view and the steering sometimes Yep right it's not just there in the boat that you allow them to steer that's important that's right so what we. What are some of the things you bring them back out to the field to talk to customers? What else do you do with that C.? Suite to get the how. What are some tactics? People could learn from. Well for each of the key initiatives That we always have ongoing so not just way back when but we kind of always have rolling initiatives yet I make each one of them. Being executive get sponsor of one of them now jumping executive sponsorship sometimes people sliding in a room listening to something and going back and doing their regular job they were. You know it's different. See that's the difference right after set direction. It's not it's not there for updates theory ago. dereck right this is part of steering the boat when it's their turn and so each key. Initiative has an executive sponsor not me yes right and so they are are they have to own it and it's and it's and luckily again it's part of their. KPI's good right. Everyone has an experience initiative that they're leading and that's not I mean it's mine but yes now dash about the. KPI's how you doing that while again. It all goes back to something that we measure as a brand right. It's all goes back to our current financial metrics got around again traffic sales frequency engagement. It's it's it's clear metrics that we measure part of everyone's executive kind of you know bonus programme that we we have hide every initiative to okay. Here's here's what I like about that. This is what customers actually do or did versus what they say they're going to do. On a survey you're connecting it to customers voting with their feet. Yes and you know you may do surveys or whatever but that's for steering not for you know it it's gotTa be our outcome. Yes okay. That's correct crap okay. So they're each steering at. How did you get them? Did you have to do something specific. And I'm digging on this because we have a lot of people who say so we have all these sponsors but to your point. I love what you just said. They're going into get updates and leaving the room and carry on and that you know they're not not fighting the battles adult. They're not getting rid of roadblocks not personally involved their personally involved for our of every quarter whatever. How did that wasn't what what was happening? Well because we also have it as a standing agenda item in our executive team meetings once a week so when the CEO and the rest of the executive team mate we we have to update each other on what's going on and then it becomes very very quickly if you don't know what's going on yet because when you get questioned and you can't answer Yep No one wants to be in that position right. And so we're we we all kind of what I'll call self police police. Almost we kind of keep each other honest Because we are we're holding each other accountable and respectfully that creates creates the right level of engagement. Right if right. Put Prof setting setting an expectation without measurement. At at the back end is a suggestion. Yes it is bright so we we WANNA go pass suggestion and make them accountable all and and Internet. It's a now a standard this is. This is the standard by which we are going to run and drive projects within our four walls and so there has to be the measurement and accountability. Not just. Here's the expectation. Perfect okay so I have a question for you. Are you mentioned that you did journeys Ernie's before as you're picking these rolling initiatives do you. Do you always connect them to which part of the journey. So there's context to the customer's life. How how do you do that? You WanNA walk through your journey stages or I started calling him goals lately because the customer doesn't linear goal through journey necessarily early. Well I'll take a simple one right so again there's a there's a customer journey for us that that's clearly you know they don't Wanna get up off the couch right and so this customer right want when they thinking about a food and beverage occasion. They're thinking about convenience. They're thinking about ease they're thinking about you know basically not moving I think about that and so when you think about that journey I think okay. So how is that customer going to interact with me right. What are the what are the things that devices? The tools the pieces that are around that customer and again. How are they going me to think about Friday's versus another brand? How are they going to? Then get that order. How are they going to that? or how are they going to provide feedback on that order. I WANNA know I've created a great experience at the end of that order. All the pieces in that journey for that guest. Now Okay Okay step back and say let's work on pieces of that so the first he says well. I want them to be able to connect with me. 'cause they probably have a mobile device in their hand more more they might have. A voice assisted device in their house next to the couch. Yes everything is possible now with their voice. It's insane right right so okay so so I now have a high powered boss on facebook and twitter and Alexa and Google home and everywhere. So anyone at any time sitting on a couch can talk to Friday's okay. So I I I've done that and then I heard from gas. Well you know. Sometimes I'm that lazy that I WANNA even pull out my wallet Doc. Okay you now can put it on your Amazon account you now can put it on your other other built-in accounts apple pay or credit so you have built into your either APP or voice assist device. You don't even have to pull up your wallet and paid for your product. Okay so it and that's just just those two simple examples I can but then I can measure I can say he's the volume right of interactions of orders of sales. I can see see this just increase exponentially when those things in. Yeah and say okay. We're doing something right right. I'm moving that plus one. I'm getting lots after plus one visits lots of plus one dollars. Now let's take further now. Look I know because I know a lot about you at Tuesday night is soccer night and you don't Cook Dinner on Tuesday nights you always order in and I always do it around six thirty or now. What if I knew that and I do that you had two kids and I know that you like salad and I know your husband likes ribs and that enough that I can send you a message at six twenty five five minutes before I know you're about to order or something from somebody and I filled your basket and all you have to do is put your thumb on the button? Food is on its way on my goodness I I. I couldn't do that today and I did that. For A use case of ten thousand people I started with ten thousand people. Seven thousand and put their thumb down really that is so fascinating so no creepy factor on. You know too much about me. I get that from some people I'm creepy versus cool. Yeah I know it. S A question right. Yeah no I get it. I mean seven thousand is more than have much more than half crazy. Yeah Scrapie so let's talk about and I want to get back to another example of what you've done to improve the customer experience. Let's talk about the employee experience. Chance Wha how are you how are you advancing that. Yeah so again as as part of if there's really a couple of things there one is hot. Wile how do I use technology eight to make my team members. The servers the bartenders the hosts and hostesses. Better at what they do. We will never use technology to replace right. It's so we will use it enhancing. Its enhancing social brand right. You WanNa come in and interact with a server or a bartender. They'RE GONNA they're gonNA give you a better time a better experience but but now let's say that bartender had a wearable in their ear and let's say that bartender because your mobile device in your pocket when you came up to the bar knew who you were new. You're loyalty member. Your favorite drink was on my tie. How how would that experience be different? And how would that experience be unique by so providing that that tool to allow my in folks to know and personalized Salaam. That experience makes interaction better. But I can't even take it a step further I can do now. Do some surprises the light. So for instance we're testing being an a powered virtual bartender really. Yeah one of a kind drinks so you come to the bar you put in your likes your dislikes what you're having. You know you can name your drink you. There's all these questions it asks. You are your party. Are you here to for a business meeting. All these you know you it takes every he different profiling recipe and creates a one of a kind drink for you at our bar just that night so take it beyond secret menu. This is a personal menu. Just for are you. Wow fascinating now I wanna ask you a question and I love this. I WANNA dig a little bit with the employees. Are you involving them in the design or in the identification of the opportunities. Yeah so one of the things we started with was actually are general. Managers rights are general managers. Right have so so much to worry about. And so we ask them what would make your life easier. What would allow you to provide a better experience for our guests and we heard from a lot of them will all the things that I have to do to run a restaurant? I'm sitting back office for four hours a day I got. I got a spiritual labor I gotTA order food. I gotta worry about ways all this stuff right so we're like okay. Got It so working with them. We created basically a virtual assistant assistant. Wow again a little tool. That helps understand how to run their specific restaurant in the most efficient fashion and then drives the decision Asian. Here's how you should schedule. Here's how you should order. Here's looking at waste. Here's some alerts you should be worried about. And then so we we implemented abyss would their help those guys and gals got out of the back office. Spent more time on the floor tonight. What we what do we see? We saw doc guests. Scores guest satisfaction scores. Go up because they were actually putting tables. Yes and this was the best part we saw team member turnover go down. Well you've got happier people right you've got out there on the floor with you leave right so it was this I am. I wasn't even thinking about this. There was an unintended consequence. They were spending more time to your point coaching. Yes peaching being with their team turnover. Exactly right right well and it's interesting all all employee experience work. It's when you make your people rise everything else rises up with it and it sounds silly early but it's so true and I i. I'm really fascinated by the work. You've done with the general managers because you know that is what we inadvertently due to people people who are supposed to be leaders we turn them into paper pushers and all of this other stuff in there. They don't have the time to be out with the People People in leading and coaching and doing the the the real work of the organization. I WanNa ask you one more thing that you've done successfully that you'd like to chat about before we you get to our last question. Okay go for it anything. You want employees your customer Experience Success Success I would say Guest experience again. Okay and You know for us. We had spent a Lotta time Around loyalty royalty and loyalty you know for a lot of retailers. And Perot was. Who's checked the box yet? So so you check a box. You're all of a sudden now oil. Well that's ridiculous right well and we make it about something we want to go. Get it some renumeration of something. Exactly we give but discount. 'cause you check the box. Oh my gosh yes it's ridiculous so I'm pretty proud of we kind of reset our focus on what loyalty he really needs right. I I had a guest in Buffalo. WHO ordered from us? We'll have to your hundred and forty times hundred forty times. He was not a loyalty member. He never checked the box right. It's but you know what it's the behavior we've completely revamping our loyalty program program really to really reward true loyalty not checking a box. That's exactly right and so I'm pretty proud of the work we've been doing. They're more to come on that but it's It's an interesting process. I love that any anything that you're doing for people and the other thing is you know the whole thing about. He's creating loyalty programs where burdens on you to track your points and find out. No you call. Yeah we goose you moment where you didn't know you could get something. Let John Too bad that sixth third so right yes yeah. So we're we're tracking behavior Yup. Everyone's got access to their points. The tears they're on but even more important. We're starting to deliver experiences. So imagine that your loyalty member you'd like ribs. Maybe you're the I want to try the new rip flavor we bring it to the test kitchen. Yeah cool with that. You know that. That's cool it's and it's really you know it goes. I started career it lands and it goes all the way back to this. We are merchants and wake since you know the people and went into more. You know the more you customize is in the more you bond with them exactly right. It's just wonderful. Okay so I wanna ask you our last question we call this the pay it forward forward question for others out there you know either starting or maybe hit a wall or just wants to get the benefit of your experience. It's so schrief. What do you know now that you wish you knew then I wish I knew What do I wish? Gosh I wish I knew That you don't have to solve everything on day one this is not a sprint and You know especially especially in this role is a chief experience on the street plus monster because he almost feel like you have to prove Oh my suggests we are so parents people. I know this paranoia that exists in it is I know you almost feel like Oh God okay. I got this rolling when people are looking at me with eyes right. I gotTA prove that. This is worthwhile his thumb. That's right right. Yeah it's a marathon. It's not a friend and and if you take the time You don't have to try to solve everything on day one or week one or you want just take the time to do it right because the results results when you do it right speak for themselves and you know people will want to be on that bus with you And there's and that's I think I've always tried to be. I think too fast in in my career and trying to do something do soon And I probably even did this a little bit too fast but I think I think once you kind of just take a breath. Make sure you're doing it right. Take the right steps. Bring people on board with you. Don't pull them up the hill That's to me the the the best thing you can do anxious make sure you're successful. Yeah now I thank you for that. I WanNa ask you one more thing. which is do you agree? You also so have to describe the bus to them and the path to get to the bus then do communication if you're doing in a bubble without communicating. Yeah Yeah Yeah Right Cook. Your goose is cooked. Exactly anything else. You WanNa leave our folks with out there. No I'm just excited about that. There's more and more people in this role I think you know. It's it's exciting to see and I get people reaching out all the time that just took on the role just got a new title organizations. That never had it before not having this roll this thing. I think it's awesome. And I I think you know literally every CIO CTO CD. Oh and CMO should aspire to this role Because it really is the connector. It's the clue and I think has the opportunity to make the largest impact organizations for the next decade. Okay great well thank you so much. If it's been such a pleasure speaking with you today thanks so much everybody. Please remember. 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366: The Truth About My Messy Journey

Earn Your Happy

34:07 min | 2 years ago

366: The Truth About My Messy Journey

"When you're back up against the wall. You have to do the thing that you don't think that you can do. And for me that was facing my fear and figuring out how the after earn some more money. And I am so grateful that this happened. Welcome to the earn. Your happy podcast. I'm Laurie harder founder of the bliss project. Three time fitness world champion, fitness expert and cover model turned self love junkie lifestyle entrepreneur and author each week all bring you a guest or a thought that will help you bus through your fears. Connect your soul and get focused and clear so you can elevate your life business and relationships we don't wait until we're ready for someone to tell us. We're good enough. We take what we want and we annoyance ourselves. Get ready to earn own and on apologetically rock your happiness every single day. Are you with me? Here we go. Welcome back to earn your happy podcast. And it's time for another quick because there's always time for inspiration. And I love seeing all of your stories of where you're fitting this in whether it's getting ready in the morning on a walk or on your recruit to work, whatever that is. Thank you guys so much for taking me with you. It's always Superfund to know who I'm talking to when I see you guys on stories. So today, you know, some things I really realize sometimes I don't share is. I live so much in the present. Or in my planning of what I want to be doing. And I've done so much work around the old stories and the old limiting beliefs as I know you guys do the same that sometimes we can completely forget to share the actual journey. And I think that even though I do share a lot of my journey. I don't really get super granular. And I thought that this would be kind of a fun episode to be able to take you guys through the actual. Time line of my life. So I'm gonna take you through the pretty much the middle section where I want to show what the journey really looks like in how long it truly takes to either form new beliefs or new habits or really dig yourself out of sometimes that really dark place that many of us are either in right now or that we have visited in the past or were afraid to go back to and I want to start out with just saying, you know, in the I'm going to basically start sharing from like sixteen on. But I will tell you. I just had like a download of how important it is to tell people that whatever you see now is absolutely you know, in anyone's life in anyone's life. Whatever you see. Now, it's a beautiful reward for the journey that they've been on and to never ever ever judge where someone is at right now because we do not know. What lessons they need to teach? And sometimes you have to go through some really crazy. A gli awful experiences that we could judge really really really hard. Whether it's our self or others in order to come out of the other side and save people who are either in or going through the same thing. I actually had an amazing podcast. It's going to be coming out in a few weeks really talking about some some of her journey who I'm not gonna say the name yet. But really some of her journey that a lot of us could really be judgmental on. And I will tell you that I have so many parts of my journey that I'm not even prepared to share yet. But they will probably be shared in the future that I know I had to go through certain experiences in order to teach share and have massive compassion for everybody who's going through them right now and to not judge. So with that said, I will tell you growing up from zero to eighteen I was in a very small town called Marquette Michigan. And it was like literally. What felt like three hours from anywhere with like a real mall just use mall as a reference point? Because it was like we called it the north woods, the we actually have a name. It's or a nickname for who. We are. We call ourselves the Ubers in there's an actual if you wanna know my life in nutshell, I just want you to Google da. Uber's DA why I believe it's why oh PR s in that was a band that pretty much just sang about what it was like to live in the upper peninsula, and you can just listen to one of those songs, and it will summarize pretty much what I heard growing up and my life. So. Lots of trees, lots of immagination, lots of playing outside just to give you an example when I was sixteen I was on a road trip with my friend. It was like an hour road trip. And it was in the middle of the night. And I will tell you. She was not the best driver. She was a pretty crappy driver, but I will say I can't blame her for this happening because I my my eyes were peeled on the road as well. We were on this road trip and it was during deer season, which means that a lot of the hunters are scaring, the deer out of the woods. And there's just a lot of deer at that time and one out in one hour, we hit two deer and one bare do not worry not too many animals got hurt during that time. But it was something that you absolutely could not avoid like, they literally jut out in front of your car. So that's what the UP is like with that said, I wanna tell you just the journey of kind of how my work life and. My life generally went and we'll see where this goes just so you can see how your journey may be matches up. Maybe you're in the middle of it. Maybe you are feeling like you're on the other side. I know that I'm still in the middle of it, which is really really exciting because growth is what we're here for no matter how much that hurts. So all right at sixteen years old. I started working at a coffee shop and the coffee shops name was being Orell is and I learned so much about just being a really amazing employees and going above and beyond. And also how important recognition was for me. It made me so excited to make somebody proud, and I also took so much pride in my job over making really good coffee because I was obsessed with coffee. I also learned that I really liked I liked hard work. And I liked when I could kind of like set my own tone. So I would always bring in my CDs and put him into the. Cd player, and I wanted to create an atmosphere for people. So at a really young age even at sixteen years old. I was all about like, how can I create a really good experience for people and looking back. I think that's so funny because it's something I'm obsessed with now how can I create a really great atmosphere and experience for people at an event. It's one of my favorite things to do whether have people over for dinner, whether I'm doing in a bent, and yeah, I would bring my fiance, apple CDs. And just like be like, oh, if I love this everybody must love this, great coffee and a great experience. And so that was my sixteen to eighteen job being rela at eighteen I ended up moving out because I did I was raised in a more restrictive religion. And I was like just felt like I was held like s spring and at eighteen I was just I was I'm Terry issue. Guys, like us the opposite of what you wanna do to aside. Terry take away anything that feels like a freedom. So I was like get me out of here. I need to go. See the world I need to be able to speak my truth any figure this out. Out. But before I did that I got myself into a lot of trouble because after being in a more restrictive lifestyle, I balanced around like a spring and just went wild for a while. So with that said when I was eighteen I moved out on my own Wissam roommates, and I worked at a TGI Friday's because I had no education and didn't have any, you know, college degree or anything like that. So I was like, okay, I can be a waitress, and I can, you know, just really really hustle to make great money. And I remember my rent was two hundred and fifty dollars. We split it down the middle. So is five hundred dollars split to fifty and her, and I roommate her and I shared a one bedroom. So we both had are like twin sized beds in this one bedroom apartment. Well, TGI Fridays wasn't really cutting it I was working, double shifts. I was exhausted and a girl that I knew who worked at TGI Fridays said, hey, I also work hooters, you should come work over there. I make X amount of dollars in tips. And it's so much easier. I was like, okay. I feel like this is like oh my God. If my parents found out, they would absolutely kill me. And I went over there for an interview. I ended up getting the job I still worked at TGI Fridays and I worked at hooters, and I ended up working. I ended up quitting. No sorry. I got my third job because I was like ready to just make money I was spending money faster than I could. Then I could make it. I was drinking every single night probably partially because I felt bad about taking that job in lying to my parents. You've I never told my parents I worked there until last year until I was thirty seven years old. You wanna talk about suppressing your truth that would be living a double life suppressing your truth. So that was me living a double life suppressing numbing feeling so bad about it drinking, you know, trying random drugs just because I was so so so like just in that exploit. Ration- phase and also massive guilt. Phase over just the the point that my life had ended up in but also not willing to not keep exploring because I just had zero life experiences. Really at that point. So worked at TJ Fridays worked at hooters and someplace called Muskie lounge all at once. And I remember I was driving from Muskie lounge was like a like a dingy on the lake like cocktail place that people went and they pulled their boats up, and they would like have late night cocktails and you serve food in metal buckets like French fries, and you know, fish and chips and things like that. So I was slinging metal buckets. Like, I would carry them on my arms, and I remember one night in this musky lounge job only lasted like three months, so as working three jobs for about three months or something like that. I remember going from TGI Fridays to Muskie lounge, and I was in my little geo metro, and I was so tired, and I was so. So hung over. And I was so depressed in my executive was like through the roof, and I just sat and I would cry in my car up until I knew I would be late for my next job in new I had to go, and I would just drag myself in from place to place to place like is this even an existence like what is this? I'm eighteen and I feel like I can't drag myself through this existence. So what ended up happening is. I kinda hit a wall. And I ended up quitting all of them except for hooters. I went fulltime hooters. And it was just a lot of different experiences there, and I'll tell you. It was hilarious because my boss was always like you need to sit down and talk to the guys more you'd make more money. If you were flirting more, you'd make more money if you actually made them feel important, I was like the most on interested hooters girl ever. I would just be like, hi, what's your order? So I didn't make as much money as the other girls. But I was not. Well, I just couldn't do it. I was like I can't like I'm just going to be a waitress here. I will give them good service. But I just I'm not that person. Who's like the networker who can sit down and some girls. I mean, you guys it wasn't just about the guys in flirting like some of them were just like they were just like sales people. They were so good. It was insane. So I learned a lot about sales there to be honest because they would upgrade, you know, they it's just selling food selling beer selling food selling yourself, basically selling your personality. So learn. Earned a lot there. But just had a moment where I was like, you know, what great experience my soul's, totally done. Here. Gotta move on. Like, I just was being I knew I was made for more. So I up graded my life. And I got a job at a somewhere in the mall called T S are wireless. So this was in Madison, Wisconsin and TSR wireless was a cell phone pager company. Now, this is right. When cell phones were getting popular. So like the very very very beginning. You guys I sold pagers. Like, I thought it was so incredibly cool to have a pager in the cell phones that were there were like most people weren't even buying cell phones. It was selling pagers. And I remember like my God. This pager has like a clear case. This is the coolest pager I've ever seen dropped like I don't know about you. But I dropped so many pagers in the toilet because you wear them on your waistband. But with that said, I learned sales that was the first. First time that people took time to actually teach me true sales. Like, what does it look like to close the deal? What do you have to say to actually get sales because I was pretty much only paid on. I believe I still got an hourly there, but then I was paid on commission. And then when cellphones got more popular, I remember, it was like ten dollars per pager that I would get paid and then like seventeen dollars per cell phone. Oh my God. I had no idea what motivated person I could be when I was actually, you know, counting. How many different things that I could sell? So I ended up doing really well at that job from eighteen in or I'm sorry from nineteen intil about twenty and they moved me to Milwaukee. They're like, hey, the Milwaukee area's really growing there's a lot of opportunity there. I wanted to move to Milwaukee. So I moved and I moved out on my own completely on my own was the first time I had my own place. It was a one bedroom apartment, and I started that job. And it was probably only a month or two later. I'm terrible with timelines in. I was at work this this place was again in the mall was in Brookefield mom in the center kiosk, and I had just gone in for an evening shift. And I think I usually reported a net three or four and they were like, hey, they called me up. Hey, you can close the kiosk early tonight. I was like, oh awesome. That's great. And they're like, well, it's not really great because this is a permanent close the company is going out of business. And I was like what like I just moved here and got my own apartment like I had all of these responsibilities. And so I was freaking out because I had nowhere to go. And I had already gotten in with this company, and I was really worried because you guys I really had zero like background and education and here, I am in Milwaukee. And I'm Mike how? Am I gonna make money? I was doing great at the sales job. This is how I was affording. My rent how was affording mice my car and so got on employment right away. And it was one week later while on unemployment, my car, got stolen. So I have no car. I have no job, and I'm like completely desperate and out of luck on my own in Milwaukee. My parents are were always in debt. They had no money to give me I had no one to borrow money from I had to figure it out. So what ended up happening is. I went back to my old boss who was running that company. And I was like where you going. What's going on? Is there any job opportunities where you're at? And he had kind of paved the way for a lot of us who had gotten laid off. And he was like ham going over to AT and T. I'm going to be a district manager over there. I'll put an good word for you. So a few weeks later, I ended up getting that job. Thank god. So from twenty to twenty. One I worked at AT and T selling cell phones. And I can honestly tell you I learned the art of closing people and taking people through a sales process, and you have to ask for the clothes, and you have to tell people what they need and you have to tell them why. And you have to tell them why you think it's important in different. And why they just told you have to get to the pain point of why they want this and why they need it. I really learned about that. Or I would starve so with that said I was like I won't be eating or paying for a new car if I don't figure this out right away. So I even scraped rides together. When I started that job because I did not get a car right away had no money for a car so scraping rides together. Asking friends taking the bus whatever that looked like so twenty to twenty one and then twenty two what ended up happening. Was I had moved back in twenty one. After my lease was up living on my own for a year. I moved back in with roommates because I felt really lonely, and I happen to move back in with some people who were not super awesome. And there was some just crappy stuff going down. And I needed to pay off I needed to pay off a lot of credit card debt, I needed to just get my life together at massive credit card debt, like I said, and I also just was in a really bad situation. There were people coming in and out of my house, one of my roommates made keys for different people. So there were like strangers or somehow they got keys they were like different strangers that I would wake up to in my living room. So I called my dad, and I said, hey, I don't have to give you all details. But my life is like kind of falling apart right now. It's a massive shambles. I'm like kind of scared for just crap going down around my house that I do not want to be a part of. And I need to pay off my debt, and I'm Ben. In the night. Don't know how I'm going to get out. I was like at complete rock bottom. I had destroyed relationships in my life. I was drinking every single night in debt over my ears. Like did not know what to do with myself. Just felt like a loser. I always the way that I would talk to myself was you're a loser. You're disgusting. No one wants to be around. You. No one's going to accept you. Like what is your mouth function like in my higher, self literally? I could still hear it. But I was numbing it out in the more that I even heard my higher self say, you're made for more the more. My lower self was like really look around at your life. No, you're not you're never going to amount to anything. And so twenty two moved back or twenty one twenty two moved back to Green Bay Wisconsin ended up starting to work with my dad doing kitchens and bathrooms which I'd done when I was really young or always helped him out at a shop. Sanding countertops. And he would teach me how to put in cabinetry. You're finishing work on cabinetry year flooring or things like that. So I worked with him for a while. And ended up paying off a lot of my credit card debts and move back home. This is when I was still not really, you know, telling my parents what went on or what I was up to because moved back in and again had curfew because I was in my parents house in hearing him at like twenty one twenty two years old. So from there did the kitchens and bathrooms was starting to pay off debts ended up meeting. My husband, but started also in the interim working at a place called Joe to go which was a coffee shop like a to go coffee shop in a little hut from twenty three to twenty five. So when I got married at twenty four I still work there. So Twenty-three to about twenty five I worked at Jodi goes, slinging to go coffee. You guys it was actually an amazing job. And I make great tips. And I like again like loved making people's day loved memorizing orders love like just being that person that they looked forward to at this point. I knew that I wanted to be a personal trainer. But my and my fear and really believing that I didn't know how to like I really thought it was dumb. Like, I labeled myself like I was I truly look back. And I know that I was such a hard worker because I thought that was so stupid that if I worked hard enough that it would make up for my lack of intelligence like book smart, and I'll tell you that one of my Grandpa's his passed away now. But something that just was left with me that was kind of a painful memories, just he celebrated my sister for being so book smart for being such a brilliant human being, you know, she was like straight A's on math. And she's like was a genius in school. And my grandpa was always like, oh, you know, Celebes. Reading just smarts. Because smart see like that. Because he was a scientist at the Pentagon. This was my adopted grandpa or the grandfather who adopted my dad when he was thirteen from an orphanage. And so I remember he was teaching my sister something and he said to me he's like, oh, no. You wouldn't understand this your sister's your sister smart just stuck with me for ever like, oh, I'm not the smart one. So a better work hard. So at that point I wanted to be a personal trainer. And I ended up trying to take the test and never completed it like, I never even completed the studies, and I kept telling myself, I'm like, I don't understand this. And I'm never going to understand it. So I quit. So I kept going at Joe to go. And then at twenty six we ended up moving and to Minneapolis. And again, I wanted a better job. I wanted to be you know, I knew that I wanted more. But I was too afraid to go out and try. Get anything. So instead I worked at an Ulta which is like a big makeup store. I did the checkout counter I would low or unload the truck I would stock merch and I ended up doing makeup there as well. And that was like, Ooh, I get to do make up. This is so exciting, which was freaking awesome. But I didn't get to do it all the time. It's like they're like or your great on the truck. So we assigned you to the truck again. I'm like, oh my God. They know I'm a hard worker. I should really start slacking. I didn't know so then from twenty I ended up just like could not handle that job anymore. So at twenty seven I started in a salon, and I was the receptionist guys twenty seven I still was way too afraid to follow through on my dreams. So while I was at the salon. This is when I did my first fitness competition. And this is when I started getting a little bit of confidence by doing something that really scared me. And even though it wasn't a job. It was something that really made me face. My fear of fear of stage and being out in front of people innings -iety, my anxiety was through the roof from probably twenty to twenty seven. But it really took a massive turn it like twenty five twenty six you guys where when I was twenty four twenty five is when I started taking all of the anti depressants into exile, eighty pills and realized that they were completely numbing out all of my emotions, and I had to end up. I ended up quitting those cold Turkey, which I do not recommend some people really need to stay on medication. But for me, I had ended up on so many that I had a moment of realizing that I had to face this things -iety in fear, or my life was going to continue down this insane spiral that I had started of avoiding everything like I thought I was going to end up in a padded room because I started to become so even socially afraid to go out and even talk in front of our friends like I couldn't even hold a conversation in front of four. Four or five like of our friends at a dinner table without experiencing a panic attack. When attention would be focused on me. So with that said twenty seven I was doing my first finished competition working as a receptionist, and then let's see where was I'm writing this. Or I wrote this down at that point is when Chris's job when the economy in two thousand seven took a downturn. He was in mortgage and finance and he ended up losing his job. And we ended up losing her house. We ended up losing our cars, and we ended up being a few hundred thousand dollars in debt. So guess what happened when your back is up against the wall? You have to do the thing that you don't think that you can do and for me that was facing my fear and figuring out how the after earning more money, and I am so grateful that this happened. So something I wanna point out if your back is up against the wall. Thank god. Because it's going to make you rise to the freaking occasion. And if your back is not against the wall do something to put your back against the wall. So I still do things to put my back against the wall. Like like financial things that make me show up. So whether it's hiring a coach or whether it's going to an event, or whether it's putting money down on something or whether it saying I'm going to start a company or whatever that looks like right now, I literally am like how do I make my higher self come out again because it's real easy to get awfully comfortable in your comfort zone. That is actually starts to be suffocating. So I'm always trying to do things to stretch me. So let's see at twenty seven ish. I took my I ended up going back and getting applying for certification course, and going through the certification course, and then taking the tasks and I failed then I went back week later and. I'll tell you when I first I was like you are such a loser. This is not for you. And I was like if you don't buck that F up, you are never ever going to get out of this horrendous rut, and you guys I just got so sick of my own bullshit excuses. Like, you know that point where you can't even like look in the mirror because you're so over making excuses. That's where I was at and so twenty eight I ended up having my personal training certification and got a job at LA, fitness. Well, they weren't hiring trainers who didn't have experience yet, but they were hiring sales people. So I ended up doing sales at LA fitness for a while. And from there the sales converted into training spots opening up and I became a trainer. Well, the training. There was six dollars per thirty minute session. And I was hustling so hard to make no money. Now. It was the best experience I've ever had in my life because. Is to be honest with you. I had never been in more fear over training people feeling like I was super inexperienced. So I remember my worst fear was what if I get like a doctor or what if I get what if I get a chiropractor? What if I get these people who know, I don't know anything like outside of my test. And what happened my first few clients? I add a chiropractor, and I had a doctor and they loved my training. And here's what I focused on. I was so freaking nervous. I was like they're going to know. They're gonna know they're gonna know that I don't know everything about the body. They're going to ask me what this muscle what this muscles name, or what this joint does in which way moves, and you know, because I'm thinking from the personal training test. They did not care. They just want to know that I'm going to keep them safe and give them a good workout. And by all means that was my focus, and I knew exactly how to do that. And I just focused on making them feel good and giving them a good workout. So wherever you're at right now, don't focus on the fear because something great will come out of your way. Worst fear actually coming true. I promise you so decided I could not do that hustle anymore. But didn't have a way out. And I started to share my passion with the people that I knew in my life. So I didn't even know I was doing this. But you know, it became the best thing that I can look backwards and share with you. And I'll tell you what I did. I was telling my clients that my dream was to own my own studio. My dream was to really make this like a fitness Brent like a big fitness brand or be like a fitness celebrity who could really help a lot of people in. I told us to one of my clients who was a chiropractor. And she said, I just opened my own chiropractics office. I have a basement that is unfinished like exposed beams, and wires and installation and all of the things, but we can trade my sessions in the first couple months until you can pay me rent, and I was like done a week later. I was in that basement exposed beams with. Some closet MIR. Do you know what I'm talking about the back door the MIR's glued to the back of your doors? I glued three of those up one ended up breaking right away kept that up for the whole year. You guys I put down that foam padding that you buy from target like where kids normally play like those squares. And then I got some elastic bands. Like for elastic bands helped me those what do we call them? Whatever bans for working out. I got a bow sue ball. I got a stability ball, and I bought some weights. It's all I could afford. I had no money Chris. And I had no money at this point. So we invested in this gym that was downstairs, it was clean. But it had exposed beams. You could see all the wires clearly in a basement, and I just started taking clients, and I told them that I was remodeling or I was waiting to finish this basement because we just moved in. I had no intention of finishing it. I had no frickin money. So with that said trained for one year, and I ended. It up making such good money there that I opened my own studio. So at thirty years old, I ended up or thirty one years old. I opened my own studio thirty two I found network marketing and decided this was my way out I was going to make a bunch of money doing network marketing, and I really really really decided that this was going to be the way that finally gave Chris and I break in that. He would join me, and I will tell you that it what it it became that. Because I was so fired up, and I was so incredibly in my y and just for timing sake. I wanna tell you that I ended up working so hard at network marketing knowing that this was something that I could do no matter what I could share something. I freaking love with people. And I loved loved the company that we are still with as Eissa gen-x and loved this company and loved with this did so much. Much that I decided it was going to be the thing that created the platform that all of my dreams could live on. And that's exactly what it did. We did not quit until we created the lifestyle in the income that we wanted. And until we knew that we did this for other people as well. And I will say that staying in that staying with that for the seven or eight years that we've now been in it and really taking that money and creating other platforms, and creating these events and being able to have e courses be being able to help so many different people has truly been so foundational for us that you know, where no matter where you're at right now, it's about remembering to always appreciate the money. That's coming in from the thing that you are doing now, and I've had to do that. So many times I wanted to close my gym early. I wanted to stop my some of my different programs that I have early. I wanted to stop training early. But you have to wait you have to wait until you can transition into the thing where you get the money for the next thing. Or if you know, you're that person that just tears the band aid often is in so much pain that you have to make something happen. Then maybe that's you. Maybe you can take the leap, and you know, that about yourself that you just have to make it work because your back is up against the wall. But you guys I'm so grateful for you. I I will continue the story at another time, but for quickies time sake, I know that I'm already over the thirty minute, Mark. But I wanted to tell you about what that journey really looks like and a half to pick up where we left off at that really the network marketing point into where I'm at right now because that's a whole second half of my journey. So let me know if you wanna know the rest, I can absolutely create a podcast or quickey off of the rest of it. But I want to know do you feel this way are you in the same journey as me are you what point in your journey? Are you at let me know your takeaways and share this on your stories new guys, I'm sending you so much love today. And until next time earn your happy Bivary one. Thank you so much for spending this time with me on the earn your happy podcast. I am. So glad that you stopped by if you could take one second to share this episode with someone you think would love it. That would be absolutely amazing. And we would be forever grateful. Also, please leave us review if you feel so moved by going to I tunes and leaving us an honest thought and honest comment, tallest what you think tell us what you want to hear more of it would really help us out on our journey to helping thousands and thousands of people until then don't forget to earn your happy thanksgiving guys. Bye. Bye.

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Thursday 3/19/20 - Best Sit-Down Chain Restaurant Bracket Part I

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Thursday 3/19/20 - Best Sit-Down Chain Restaurant Bracket Part I

"Arabe this Thursday March Nineteenth. Welcome to the dog walk presented by Barstool. Sports says Eddie. I have two guests today by I one. He's been on before you know. Jeff de lo he is the movie. Guy Barstool good. This is great. Yeah that's good. We're talking about my real favorite thing today. We this is the big one and then my other guests here is nick. Nick is a new hire. Nick how are you? I'm doing well thank you. Thank you were shaking hands. We could see that actually on video tonight and midst of Corona. So thank you for that. I appreciate that Today like Jeff said We are talking about chain. Restaurants Marks Paneth dead. The basketball version is over. They cancelled it. We got a little bracket here made by Jeff Sixty four restaurants sixty restaurants. I'll give you the file to you can post it on the site underneath the underneath the rate of the podcast herself. Who's your producer? I don't have a producer. I have video guy who else me do everything. But as far as producing all the content that is me. Pop it up right here. We go there. We go popping up right here and and and Jeff. You're the producer basically this one. I mean technically such. If you're watching a video I put the logo behind. Yeah Yeah I was listening for sure. The dog walk logo is plastered behind. Eddie right now it is. It looks Nice. It's going to be able to watch it on album a post on the site tonight and tomorrow night as well. So what are you how to break this down new? Just WanNa go romola. Donald do each have our own bracket do we WANNA do majority rule so two out of three moves on three moves on. Yeah it'll be the ultimate undisputed bracket for this dog walk. I agree that I like that a lot okay. So here's what we'll do one verse. Sixteen in the upper left quadrant The ONC- this chilies versus sixteen. See Dick's last resort Jeff. Dick's last resort funny hats. They look like condoms. Usually right like something like my grandmother has big breasts or something on the hat hell. Yeah that's about the extent of day. There's a Dixon Chicago. I know there is there is there might be. There's worn off the river that's really nicely under those apartments. That are like circular. Yes yes there's knowledge so I very thin skin. Okay and metaphorically okay. It's not like a medical and I can't handle going to Dick's last resort because they rip on You. You can look at me for half a second and pick out. My biggest insecurities Chin so I take it. You're not gonNA advanced them. I will not be okay. Chili's as well I don't like chicken Christopher's I think they're overrated. Chili's the weird breading. You're not advancing. Tilles advancing chilies but mildly reluctantly. Okay yes this is pretty pretty easy one for me. Never even been to deck so I'M GONNA go Chili's as well so as clean sweep advances onto the second round. That's go to the next one and eight. I is nine eight. Joe's crab shack versus nine. Cc's Pizza Buffet. Nick will start with you. Sure So I think crab overrated. It's a lot of work for a little bit of meat. I want instant satisfaction. Cc's can bring that to me. I don't know if anybody takes advantage of the Pasta or salad there but I do like the fact that you can order accustomed pizza. Cici's and they'll shout out whatever you name it Oh and they make it and so I might custom. Pizza was called boy with a crooked spine. Oh they would shout that out across the restaurants so nice wrinkle. They're like then you have. Yeah I have to go see sees a dessert pizza. But that's like I said it was. It was like Oreo or something. It was some sort of like oreo cream. Pizza sounds terrible. Explain it but it was good for CCC Great Place for a poor high school student. Cc's desert general's pretty good got the cinnamon rolls and the ronney. Cinnamon Rolls are good right. Today's you want for me. It sounds like for everyone else sees a little bit upset. The nine over the eight right a little bit of an upset clean sweep cleans might have been like Vegas odds. Cc's might have been the favourite. Yes province a. Joe's crab shack probably we got five verse twelve now five California Pizza kitchen versus number twelve fodder. Ruckers chef will start either. I have to one. Fuckers is like a dinosaur basically. It's a dying breed I think this is true. This could be the weakest twelve seed I've ever seen in a tournament tall ships sake Yeah it the look. Big Blue Logo with the exploding letters. they have they've crazy vintage stuff on the walls you. It's a nice wrinkle about foot rutgers. They have the raw patty in front of you on the counter when you walk in right. It's all flare. No substance I don't love it either I. I should clarify that but I think I like it better than California Pizza Kitchen Chama to twelve five upset here for oh I gotta go see PK. But I'm a little worried about the California pizza kitchen right now. All the cyber power in my hands alum curvy spine so California pizza kitchen. I've been to a few and in all of them. I think that they're not well ventilated. It's always smokey bothers my eyeballs. Oh but fuckers. Just isn't good so I will go with California pizza kitchen but I don't see you're going to much further our first fight. They actually did a logo. Change recently. Just started to pull up the menu which I I couldn't and now it's a different logo not as flashy. They're not yellow anymore now. Yeah that's you take I. I don't like that at all. They're picked back. I hate change. Yeah that's terrible. It's like when the cavs like there's no oregon blue anymore. That's how do you remove the nostalgia? That's why people are going to WANNA go. Yeah that's tough okay. We'll move on four versus thirteen four yard house versus thirteen quaker steak. Nick will start with you so I'm a big wing guy. I don't I'm not a big decor guy though I don't care I don't care if you have a car hanging from the ceiling I mean. It's an engineering marvel but getting a twitter over a mint at the end of your meal makes it all worth it. So I'm going quaker steak full disclosure. Never had either. Oh really a free agent. Here you guys got opening up New York. Art House has the largest like on tap beer selection in the country or something like that if you like beer yard house can I like yard houses food but I don't know that you might have convinced me because of the uniqueness of the individually wrapped twitter. They give you a twitter at the end of the man. That's right along with your wet nap. Yeah it's called quaker steak and Lube. Yes yes okay. I've seen one. There's one and like the like forty five minutes from Chicago so I'm Cathy with that. What's the challenge the atomic wings? What do they call the atomic wing? Challenge? I think you eat three. Your guaranteed to ship blood. It's if I'M GONNA go with a thirteen over the and I really like yard house. I really like Yard House but man. Yeah. I have to quakers the upset roles. Does anybody have a pen to mark these? I'm keeping them. I'm logging on my phone. You're always count adjusted to the logistics guy on camera barstools. Right always run something yeah. I've just logging. Yes analytic stuff. Yeah sabermetrics it's always good on that let's move on to six versus eleven red lobster versus Golden Corral. Red lobsters a favor and let me know this. This bracket for the most part was voted on by the lights came aboard audience. Two years ago we never made a bracket out of this and golden corral was fairly high up the list. I had to move it down a bit because it just Eh. Golden car like no offence to the chocolate fallon which is cool. I think Jeff Foxworthy at one pointless a spokesman that would make a lot of it was him or billing. Okay I yeah. Here's your chocolate phone. I don't know but I- red lobster the if you just said the biscuits versus everything else. The BID Cheddar Bay biscuits win. I agree but I'm worried we'RE NIXON AGO. Here okay so here. We go golden corral buff as kind of weird me out I like. Cc's they have really large thick sneeze guard golden corral a little weak red lobster banks too much on their biscuits. Like you said and I don't like being surrounded by the living animal. I'm about to consume me with guilt. But I'm looking further in the bracket here and I think it would be a final four matchup. No it would be a We'll we'll figure it out. I'd like to call it. The Battle of the Crimson Beasts and I would love to see Red Robin versus Red Lobster. Because of that. We're going red lobster okay. I agree I would like Red Lobster as well. But what do you do? When there's like a wait. And they they stick in the last seat in the corner and I sit next to the the lobster tank. You gotTA stare at them. Yeah that's the days I'm ordering a Caesar Salad does don't they corral for those who've or visit Florida and the I believe the West Palm beach area felt like an outlet like Viera. I believe there is like the test kitchen for golden corral where it's apparently like really high end. Golden Corral food. That's a rumor for my grandmother. They don't go often but apparently in central eastern Florida. Great Golden Corral okay. I thought that you're over there. So Red lobster moves on. Let's go to three fourteen Fleming's the three seed versus the fourteenth seed Perkins ways. This is a three. That's actually a six eleven sixty six. I wrote it down wrong breath. We six eleven fleming's I don't know much about Perkins at Perkins one time and a lot of people like Perkins Fleming's is very putting the most didn't make the brackets is almost too high end long capital Grill and seasoned fifty two but fundings. Just it's it's high food. I have to move it on just because you gotta be a snob. A little bit for the sake of transparency. I've never been to flow Fleming's nor have heard of it and in the same boat Perkins in West Virginia. Everybody calls it. Puke INS pisses me off. It pisses me off because it's not clever and I don't mind. They have a killer eggs. Benny. I'm a Sucker for holidays so I'm going to go perkins here you know. What big upset Perkins's well okay? Sorry Fleming swimming's two guys haven't heard of it on the pot like it. That's that's how it works. It's not very appetizing name. Yeah and we're moving right over to another couple of place I've ever heard Heard of number seven verse. Ten versus Papa. Doo Pado poppy. I've I've seen one Papa Joe my life and I believe it's in the Atlanta Airport Hartsfield Jackson But I know people like it a lot. I'm from Austin. Texas chewy has now made its way to like Virginia area. It's in Ohio. The chew is the FCC Chui's. It's not great outside of Austin but it's an Austin staple and being Austin guy for the last now the majority my life Chew his top three chain restaurant for me. So I'm going to move on because it's great tex-mex okay and any place that has a big stone flour tortilla wheel or they're making fresh tortillas minute by minute and Jalapeno dip a Jalapeno ranch dip a flour tortillas fresh. They make more of a difference in almost any food like item. Chur. I could see that. That was my pitch. If you WANNA start a restaurant make sure it's able to be pronounced by the majority of the people and I take offense to pop do. It's it's issuing a challenge to the reader. I get off your Milaoda. Swear on this program get off your freaking high horse Dick Holes okay. So Cho- to his moves on Hell. Yeah I was surprised. I didn't think she would last act to his you. She actually there are some Chicago. Is there? It's made? Its Way to the north to the mid West whereas in checking out to We got to fifteen the last match of this quadrant. We have number two. Pf changs verse number. Fifteen Luby's Luby's if you WanNa ruin your night look up There's a incident at a Luby's in colleen Texas it's incredibly Morbid It's like very not funny and very very bad so if you look up. Luby's just know that you're going to get that story when you google it but we we like a cafeteria. Basically it's Texas staple it stands no chance against PF changs and they're lettuce wraps which you're actually opening a PF changs to go only to go in New York really and you can't sit down. You only have to go. They're lettuce. Wraps are delicious interesting neck. So I've never been to Luby's but I am a huge cafeteria guy. I like having options. I like being spontaneous and I think it grants me that freedom but PF changs too heavy of a hitter. Yeah Way to have a Luby's great name Yes lougee like. That's a good name so we'll Obviously majority rules with PF. Changs I feel like we should finish out this. Get the final four. People know we're talking about so the second round. Okay okay so we'll look chilies versus yeah to advance to the sweet sixteen. Yeah it's got to be Chile's right I'm going. Cc's as a poor man Who Likes Pizza for me? I'M GONNA Stack Desert Against Desert and it comes down to the desert of CICI's which is good but something about adding sprinkles on top of your milkshake that separates you and chilies is just it's an American classic. I'm glad you say sprinkles and not. Jimmy's never understood that you Jimmy's guy. I never heard of that. Is it a sure though? Sometimes prolly Rhode Island so chilly. Cc's here's my thing. I don't blame you for going. Cc's but to me CC's twice a year okay. I don't think I could do it more than twice. It's just too much. Yeah so I'M GONNA go Chili's Chili's advanced to the sweet sixteen moving on we have California pizza kitchen versus quaker steak quaker steak and Lube. I mean again. This is one word quit now. Now now no. I'm voting quaker steak and Lube. I was going to rationalize and try to vote on behalf of the country I'm not a big fan of the barbecue. Chicken Pizza. Actually so if I was a fan of their their staple barbecue chicken pizza. Maybe I would advance CK. But quake again they just do wings. Well I know people have your people say it's hard to fuck up wings like I actually think it's fairly easy to make that wing. I hate people who say that. In general yeah fuck up pretty much everything yeah. I can't I fuck up a lot of things that exactly. I'm going quaker steak. It's it's it's they're delicious wings or good fries. Quaker steak downfall will be their price point but the beer towers they have. Yeah along with their wings. The the amount of sauces they serve doing it quaker steak quaker steak and Lube advances. I haven't had either a California pizza kitchen a long time ago. But I'm fine with that. Let's take a quick break here in the midst of this bracket and let's talk about CBD MD and specific the CBD PM soft Gels. They're quick way to get the better sleep you guys deserve. I mean you might be stressed out. I mean it's been definitely a weird time here and You know sleep is important. I mean like we talked about earlier in the week. If you're if you're sitting at home and your your days are kind of messed up because you haven't been outside and awhile. Cbd MDC BDP could definitely be a good way to kind of get you back in a groove now. I know it's helped me sleep. It's definitely you know what I wake up. I also don't have that groggy field. Which is important to me so yeah definitely go check them out at CBD MD. 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They look like human pinkies to me and I don't like that like baby. Well just like look like that. Yeah true but I don't think a pinkies curled it looks like a curled human pinky. Maybe your Pinky W- Macci my pinky is curled you. If you're listening you can see but I broke my pinky playing pickup basketball. So I'm not sure of what shrimp even tastes like. I don't know it's consistency. It seems like it'd be tough so I take it you're going with Putin's I am but I don't think I will be in the majority there. No I'm going to go red lobsters well and I think basically it's up to jeff defendants the death because I don't think you're ever going to let rob slurred lobster move on. I am because I want them to face off against true. That's right that's right at the last second round matchup chewy versus PF. Changs I mean I'm GonNa vote knowing it's going to lose here. I assume it's GONNA lose It's I'm happy that she going to lose to a great establishment. Showings is a blue blood you know. They're they got an easy waltz. Here I'd say the elite eight Yup. I'm there to change I. It's a high end slob. That's what you can look like in in a PF. Changs it's a high end place and you can look like the worst human ever and you still fit those pf. Changs I've been to our in outlet malls and so you're seeing some happy men coming out of the Tommy Bahama outlet. Yes getting ready to. Yeah yes they're the great. Nick could have said that better myself. Thank you Sweet sixteen chilies versus quaker steak and Lube. I I'm going to have to man. This is tough. You want me to go. I I'm GonNa let you go first. This is this is tough. I'm a quaker steak defender. I love it. It appeases my palate but Chile's is when you ask somebody to close their eyes and think of a chain. I think that's one of the top three. That's a staple tossing my vote. The chilis Chilis. Chilis advances to the elite eight beautiful story with quicker but again those chicken chicken. Christopher's I the skin the coating not good. You know I don't I don't get it but there's other items that you prefer it's true. Yes okay then we have. Red Lobster. Verse. Pf changs big batch. This and I'm afraid I so you're obviously going well wait. You don't know if you're going for the color matchup. Are you going for what you like? Imagine a clash between Red Robin and red lobster. It would be. I mean I'll tell you what they'll be talking about this on the news tomorrow. They will. They're going to say tournaments over. Who Cares but I think? Pf changs is too high of a hurdle. Yeah I how about this? I'M GONNA go with red lobster. I'll fuck because of a prolonged jetty shoulders right now. Because you know what I don't like about. Pf changs. I don't like the price point. I think it's a little too pricy convinced me that convinced me that did it. Just because isn't it though you know what there's a and again that's why I didn't like putting Fleming's in here capital grill because your chains and their own I think capital girls owned by blooming brands. Same brand that own either Fleming's or capital growth. I should know that shame on me but the company that owns outback so like technically that is low class enough to be in here but no I red lobsters. Price Point wins it for me. I'm ashamed for following my palate over my heart. Yeah I mean. Hey what are you gonNA do? Alleviate for the squadron to go to the final four the coveted final four chilies versus red lobster a one versus a six. Why don't you start Eddie man this tough one because you know? Here's where you're bringing it's going it's like you don't want all number one seeds. You Know WanNa like next up a little bit. It's number one for a resource. It is number one for reason to stick with chilies. Yeah Y- Y I I. I know nick wants the red matchup but Chile's is the number one overall seed. Chile's a win any vote. I don't know if it's GonNa win the whole thing but Chile's would win. This bracket is chilly. Goes to the final four. Yeah it's already chilis. Chilis are the final four. We will move down to the lower left quadrant number one verse. Number sixteen capital grill versus bubba. Gump I mean put on the Board for capital Grill. I imagined because BUBBA GUMP has well food. I've never even heard of capital grill and it is a one seed. It's very high end okay. It's as high as it gets to be considered in this in this type of chain restaurant and Bubba gump. Shrimp seems to be pandering to the large forest. Gump crowd Gump. Irs as they're called yes and I don't like that I don't like pandering. No bumpers for you So let's go. Let's go capital Grill. Even though they will not let me in the door okay capital one. Yeah capital I'm on Capitol Hill to Gray Lahser doll. They do yeah they do. Let's eight I nine corrobos versus BERTUCCI's the sounds like to Italian crime family and I've never heard of either. Never heard of either here. We go. I'm GonNa Convince you both right now. No I've already decided I'm BERTUCCI's perfect because BERTA cheese I don't they still do it. Hasn't been in a long time but you know it's not on here. I just realized that didn't voted in Pizzeria Uno okay. You know because it's not like a big like the original and do or is a big thing downtown but besides that no there's like okay. Perfect who knows how to pick good. I'll feel bad now for two cheese offers you before a meal. A ball of dough to play with instead of like Crohn's all right. Oh that's quilt ball a pizza dough that easy like not this not. This isn't this is not a match up okay. This is one of eight nine year like that. Nine has no business being in the big dance for his tasty eight moves on now next we have. Tgi Fridays versus. Bob Evans. This is a battle in in my heart right now. I know what I got. I Love Bob Evans. I think they're dinner. Rolls are fantastic. Soft and warm but God damn it do i WanNa see. Tgi Fridays Against Ruby Tuesdays. What did the big rivalry there? What's Okay I yeah I mean I? I think Fridays out of the big four applebee's Ruby Tuesday Chili's TJ for. I think is the best one four. I think it's the worst one really I do. I do okay God on between you. The tension here is palpable. Name those again sorry. Fridays Tuesdays. Applebee's Chili's I'll give you maybe Tuesdays and Applebee's alley knowing I there Mott's like squares but once they started giving them away for like eight nine all like all you can eat downhill. Yeah I I think Fridays. I don't know man. Fridays has small uptick in quality over the rest of them. This easy I like Bob Evans. But when I think Bob Evans I just I hate you. You'RE GONNA pass it by Baba you're GONNA pick over. No I like Bob Evans. But Friday Friday to give Bob Evans two loaves seat. Our Yard Bob Evans or Fridays. I gotta get free things. Viewing at Bob Evans got snubbed by the committee yet. Twelve twelve. Yeah that's fair all right. Friday's moves on next. We have four verse thirteen. We have seasons fifty two versus Buca di Beppo seasons fifty two is. It's very good. That's another high end one. I don't know where the most the closest one is it. I know they`re. They're known for their their wine. Like fresh grill stuff's a lot of fish. But let me tell you something about your Buca. Di Beppo I never have. But I've heard of it and Buca di Beppo is the most fascinating of all of these restaurants. They got to a table with the big bust of the pope which one all of them have the pope. There's liberal pope Jp J. J. J. So they have the pope table they have crazy shit going on in their tablecloth vintage. And I'M GONNA I'm GonNa let you know folks if you're listening right. Now you got you got multitask on the iphone or android. You're on Look Buca. Di BEPPO SOFIA VERGARA. It Family Family. It family style food. So you get massive portions. There's a picture of her with six bowls massive bowls of meatballs. And it's one of my favorite pictures on the Internet That alone gets Bukit. Beppo the thirteen over the four for me quantities. Important for me okay I like to eat but I also like to feel like I'm spending the appropriate amount of money Buca di Beppo priced well and you get a lot so I'm going with the upset. I'm fine with that too. Like never had either so it works for me next. We have buffalo wild wings versus twin peaks. This is this is a wings matchup. This is the way this is like when I know Back when I went to Penn State Temple Played Penn state in the first round like a pencil. This is a wings matchup. I I look twin peaks. I know people who liked to impeachment like what the hell twin peaks is Superior Food Buffalo. Wild Wings is that's an American establishment. I'm going to go. The opposite never even heard of twin peaks but I hate buffalo wild wings they are so overpriced. We had awful service their buffalo wild wings skin shit in their hands and clap because they they need. Outta here. I'll be honest with you to like. I'm not a big like if I if it's good food I don't mind paying for it but this is the second place rival pro their price point behind. Pf changs so it's way overpriced and I'm very very tempted to go twin peaks but the food's decent I'll give it a pass enough to get past twin peaks. That's okay. I don't see it making a runs next half Maggiano's versus Red Robin. This isn't an eleven seed that has a chance to go to the final four and my I really terminus Red Robin. I love now recently. I did have a milkshake at Red Robbins. That came with some sort of like like. Don't stick in the milkshake that was bad. Focus lesson the doughnuts stick. Stick to what you know. And that's the unlimited French fries. One of our our employs. Your Stephen Che the legend he famously gets unlimited. Steamed Broccoli said can't Miss The I love their burgers than they have for for the restaurant. Is I like their burgers. Unlimited French fries. That's it that's all I need to say. I love Maggiano's Alonzo a lot of Italian. I loved Maggiano's in the side of the bracket visit. This is Janos is on thrown. I like that red. Robin is no nonsense. Their tagline is just young and I respect that cut and dry. Yeah that's true. So I'm going Red Robin all right. Red Robin wince. I mean I would have gone Maggiano's but I don't hate Red Robin so it is released. Sometimes you're overruled Moving on seven versus ten Cheddar versus. Ruby Tuesdays chatters before cheddars is incredible. Cheddars is very good I have had. This is a bad seating relied seat. It cheddars is so cheap because they don't advertise it small word rich and so you can get a full meal. I get lemon pepper. Chicken Broccoli. Mashed potatoes a beer. And I'll pay like eleven dollars that's deal. It's a deal. Their appetizers are some of the best in the game. They're they're menu density rivals cheesecake factory. But I said a good thing. Well I ha- they haven't missed for me but it's a big menu it's like you're reading Th the Third Harry Potter Book. When you're flipping through they have this Fried Monte Cristo. Appetizer they have this onion ring. Tarrant amazing there spinach dip which I think is like the Phoenix Spinach. Dip their flavored. Sweet Santa Fe. You didn't get any fruit flavored sweet tea who I go with mango. I have no opinion and either really Ruby Tuesdays. Used to be into guy. I don't think they're there anymore. I'll find her centers moving onto the solid centers. Moving on it's a shame because we almost had Tuesday's versus Friday we almost as a ways away but yeah potential moving onto verse fifteen last match up of the first round olive garden versus beef. O'brady's I'm bothered by the fact that beef o. Brady's puts the apostrophe before and after the I was just GonNa say too many apostrophes and assist the name of this restaurant. I I'm not an olive garden guy I know. And that's not a snobby thing I I just. I just don't like olive garden. That much. Also get a nice hot bowl of minestrone but that's the extent but I'm going to go olive garden all I. Their breadsticks refine. I actually think there's salad dressing is the best thing that they who beef o. Brady's just because they already one vote and I Hate Olive Garden. No no I don't see it go too much further fair to burn. Vote all right second round here. Capital grow versus. I mean per capita gross gets very good food. Yeah but do they give you a ball of dough? They don't they don't but I I will say. I've heard rumors that they removed that well. It's probably a health thing. Yeah and giving them out right now. I can promise you that I I will just be a tie-break if need be because I've never been to either. I'll go to capital grill. Yeah Yeah Okay. Cool next we have TGI. Fridays versus Buca Di Beppo. So I don't know where you're sitting at it because you said you liked it the least out of the big four but I've never had to Beppo so this is one thing I'll leave. That need is a little bit fever. Gar Picture can only take your team so far it can. It can only take your team so far. I gotTA GO Fridays. I'm going Fridays God. Fridays advances next. We have buffalo wild wings versus Red Robin. You're you know my vote. So Robin Does Buffalo Wings. Offer Unlimited fries. I'm going Red Robin. I hate them Robin. Go yeah take fucking seat yes. Yeah that feels so good next week of Cheddar Versus Olive Garden. I- cheddars is is just cheddars is very good. Here's what I like about cheddars. They also have aquariums in their restaurants. But you can't eat the fish home. They're exotic tropical there. We go and I like that. I'm you know it's good ambience. It's a pet. Yeah Okay Yeah and that you up the hand crafted lemonades and the ice teas that. That's a two seat going down. I'm sorry off of you if you ever have a chance to have a frozen mortgage a cheddars by all means. I'm sorry I'll like I'm sorry I know like I said I'll go with the people on. Chile's a muggle at the people in off guard Cheddars moves on. We are going to the sweet sixteen were capital. Grill faces off against Tgi. Fridays this again. This is tough I I just think for not to capital Grill capital Grill Nick. Any strong opinions I liked TGI. Fridays and I've never been to capital grill. Okay I gotTA GO. Capital okay Sweet Sixteen second matchup. We have red robin versus Cheddars the Knicks Star. Because I think this is tough because I know the unlimited fries is a big thing but Cheddar's I actually now want tschetter's like I i. There's none in the area either. I have never had a bad meal with cheddars. And it's the only restaurant where I explore the menu. I walk in there and I don't get the regular. There is no regular okay. Yeah and IT'S BEAUTIFUL. It's freeing and it feels good okay. So you're going Cheddar some with what are you doing you go first. I'm going chatters I hate that shedders. Sorry though I I I respect. You're not like are you out on Red Rabbit enough where you're like? That's not a big deal. I like Red Robin a fair amount. So I don't really care about like if I I would have been a little bit more passionate if I cared more by Robin but Cheddar's moves on. We have our elite eight to go to the final four. We've capital grill versus shudders. I mean I think this comes to price this comes down the price and I love capital Grill and a steak lobster. I mean you can get some great stuff here. But we're looking at chains and you can get a get a great steak at home. Can you get honoring Onion Ring Tower at home? You can't get your unit fresh brew lemonade at home. I don't know a seven seed shutters. Making it's like I can't believe it I would have capital little too fancy to be an hour. I think that's the thing I got. I got chirped by by Dick sucker. Famous barstool quotes on twitter. Sure about how I didn't include capsule my FA- my chain restaurant rankings. I like to. I like capital girl but I mean I'm to fans of the of the people change in the Pete if I take a date. They're a very hypothetical date. What would bill look like? It would not be cheat Laura B. Hundred plus hundred dollars yet. Yeah I'm out would you do you do that? A Cheddar you've ordered. Yes there okay. So one side of the bracket is complete. Chilies and shutters are in the final four. All right we're GONNA stop it right there. Obviously you can see is little longer episode. I figured with Kinda everybody staying in people could maybe use a little extra entertainment. Today's and tomorrow's a longer so we're gonNA pause right there. We'll get to the second half of the bracket tomorrow. We will see then.

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How To Evolve Like a Butterfly

Lush Life

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How To Evolve Like a Butterfly

"When everyone you serve wants a Pinochle Lada. How do you keep up with global cocktail trends? Our guests. Story proves where there's a will. There's a way. On Susan Schwartz you're drinking companion, and this is lush life podcast every week. We're inspired to live life on cocktail at a time by everyone in this industry. Daniel Jones global brand ambassador for the House of Angostura. Criss crosses the world teaching all and sundry about anger store bidders, the most globally distributed cocktail ingredient in the world and historically one of only three ingredients that makes up the classic cocktail. During our chat not only does he take us on his journey, but also he reveals how to win a cocktail competition. He also explains how Chicago Embraces Angostura. Bidders like no other city in the world. Before all that I just want to remind you that most bars are open now at least in the UK, so please support them. Some still have delivery, so make sure to find out their status before heading out. Stay, say and always drink responsibly. Now. Here's Daniel. I am so excited that'd be on the show today. Thank you for being here. We always starts the same way because I love it I love to hear about where you grew up your upbringing and kind of what started you on this? I have to say from me. Hustler released started as It was British from a dream that I had as young as a young man. I grew up in humble beginnings in the countryside on an island, cult, Trinidad and Tobago. For those the Caribbean, they would noble Trinidad because we have one of the number one carnivals in the world it's it's very intense. It's. It's it's different from its rivals that of Rio de Janeiro Carnival because it's a small country, just one point three million, but we have all genre of music. We have such a huge dies for of different cultures. A you know I am heavily African descent, but my mother is. My grandmother is from India migrants from India so I have a mix of in African, so you. The Caribbean has that dies four. That's just so incredible and what that does. It filters into cuisine. It filters into the lifestyle and you know, and this is where the beauty of the Caribbean really blossoms. So we don't have authentic Indian cuisine, we don't have authentic African. We don't have those that. Dick Chinese. You know it's it's. It's everything's just mixed with that Caribbean flavor. So for me growing up my group in a countryside. On this gave me a lot more of the the the Royal Caribbean upbringing. So I know what it is to to go into the sugarcane fields. We did not have play stations during that time, and just be hanging out in the cane fields behind you on the mango trees picking. You know today I mean I am in Paris right now. I want I see. The mango is I'm like man like I remember sitting on Manga Tree. Sticking mango from the mango reedus. Near. Ganic! At it's like I. Miss that feeling because this is something a luxury that you have to pay for now. So at home. What we're what was being cooked? Did you have all this Labor's? Was it a Mel? Dean of one thing those mangoes, the my mom, so I grew up as a my mom was a single parent for some time, three boys and one girl, the girl being the last I'm I'm the eldest, and she told his men. She told us all how to cook, she said. Never accept food from an angry woman, so we will always talked to cook food just in case. So, she grew up to be gentlemen on. Ensure that we have kick on food so growing up. We will not privy to process foods and stuff like that. I was remember. My `introduction. Now I'm the. Boss of the House Stereo and I always remember as a kid when we had lunch a moments ago, make some juice and we would not by the market, because everything is homemade, you run into the back of the yard. You look for whatever fresh citrus is available. Lime oranges, grapefruits. You've picket. Squeeze it at sugar, water and a few dashes of Mr visits and you know and it's. It's one of those shopping reminders that I have every time. I represent the house of undisturbed. Point. It has such a nice connection. So they just answer the first question. You Know My. Journey Hospital started. With, a dream of one day having a fine dining restaurant. You know we will not I did not have the the resources to go to To dying at restaurants while while growing up. Said was something that was very Austin tisches for me in my mind I was like you know I would seek the television on making a one day I. Want to happen restaurant, but I. There were three options. The first being You have to be e-class chef. Which I was not. The second being having investors that will that will invest in that concept and the third being creative and. Up to the Turret option I'd side wins, and I started seeing my degree in restaurant management. started working parttime. TGI FRIDAYS I always remember I was I was so excited just to TGI Fridays, and this is not a plug for TGI Fridays, but I would always just so excited because of my journey. I would go to work early on. My only position was awake. And I would go there and I would start my job. But I would always early, so that could help the bottom of the set of their stations. And my aim was within one year to learn as much as I could. Because one day I would become a manager, and then eventually I would have my own restaurant, and that was my path. That was my my mom radio. Ad I'm like OK before this while I pursue my degree I'm working, I'm going to become a restaurant manager. And then hopefully I will be able to have my restaurants in the future. Now this idea of find nine. What did that actually mean to you? Had you seen? Know one specific restaurant that you were shooting for like an. A French laundry brought to. To to we what? What did find fine restaurant? Mean to you that you that you wanted to precede. The honest with you. That's I'm not traveling. The World I'm going to Michelin Star restaurants and stuff like that. That's I'm. It was just a restaurant that was That had high in the clientele that had autism food a great wine lists. You know that you know so I, think because I was I did not have that experience and exposure to restaurants it was it was a dream of having a restaurant that had a great wine list. Just additional food or gourmet food at that time. I have to say. Do you remember what gourmet food meant to you like. It goes meal. But Trinidad. Or we thinking. Like what kind of cuisine or you didn't have? The cuisine. The none of that was really in-depth as yet. I think I was just thinking in terms of. Three to five course menu You know something like that. You know alcott style out it was it was not in terms of the cuisine because I'm not a chef. I was thinking more in terms of the image of it you know. And I was thinking more of the Clientele Ellen, and just that that ground dream of you know high clientele drinking great wine, easing great food, and that was you know because he was so far fetched from woman. I felt like okay. I would work my way up, but I had a vision of holly wanted to look valet parking stuff like that, so it was more about the concert the image and you being out there being hospitable. Should I say that word, but inviting people in to share that experience, so I think I think that when I started working at Tgi Fridays. Beyond suit was my first time. I grew up as eldest focused so single parents, so I was at a young age are six years old. I'm cooking already. I'm you know I'm I'm a man because I'm looking at the set the example for my siblings. SONESTA. I was nuts. I was a drink. Was that exclusive that? I was drinking alcohol so when I went into Tgi Fridays. It was my first time being exposed went to school, and and I was just so focused on making July. And I stayed focused in school, but at Tgi Fridays I'm like. I went to the bar and I'm seeing cure sheltered lake huron I'm like dare dare spirit so liquid equivalent of food, and it was my first time being exposed to. This world of of wines and spirits. Unwind TJ Fridays at built a reputation. Within the hospitality community as a great budget Donna was. Given the position as a head bartender for a gourmet restaurant. Where three of the top chefs on the island came together to create a restaurant that was supposed to be the elite restaurant on the on the island, so give me an opportunity to move into fine dining and classic cocktails, and this is where I got more into. You know that whole realm of classic options, so that was my journey as a bartender. The dream of having a restaurant. was feel like I wanna be I feel like if I'm not open to change than I'm not going to. Evolve like a butterfly in feel like you have to accept change in in its beauty, so my dream has evolved. The Moved from while I was at the find any restaurants I decided to start my own business. I did a mobile balk catering company for seven years, which was very successful. And this is just yet. I'm this. I'm. GonNa, his body to anyone who's interested in getting into feel of US fidelity. I? Always remember my my first week in Tgi. Fridays. I went to a very prestigious school. I'm educated on yet. I'm a winter. Unlike a Mike friends coming unfunded. The college breaks I'm the one them. I had to remind myself that. This is policy and it isn't that moment that one of the mantras in my life. I, it's it's events biblical, it says a degree of leaders are the greatest of servants. And and in that moment I said, know stay focused on my dream, and this is part of it on hospitality in bodies. On. This is why from me. Hospital is something that I truly love on a gruen suggests you know it. It's a part of my lifestyle I breathe it. It's what we do. I feel like the many strong industries out there, but hospitality is one that really connects to humanity. Absolutely and I think that you know being behind the bar. I've interviewed a lot of people who started shafts, and they were in the back in the kitchens and what they missed was. Being in front, talking to people, and that that you heard of it, and it was just about making the food and I was wondering if that happened to you when you got behind the bar at teaching I, F. which by the way I've heard heard has one of the most recent. Did. You know. The world ever did you feel that shift? You know the from the. Fine dining into the the behind the bar. In terms of hospitality, and speaking to people and becoming, you were growing up. I always remember I went into a very I'm nervous under new beginning, you know there are people who working in it for five plus years. And but I was always excited about the job because I had this vision, you know ahead of me. And I always remember everyone was still concerned about the particular tables as a waiter I don't touch my table. This is my table, but I felt like if I give great civis to everyone than it, it benefits us all right so I would I had one friend in particular and I would sell him when we worked to shift I, said okay. If you're going to see, might debray document CEO's you bring it up to the ball. We started doing this team. Effort together and people would queue and wait for us to save them yet. When. The other civil started seeing that they wanted to be a part of this, so there was this informal team that was created due to that's that the concept? On Douglas, drew my probation period. So my first night in the service bar, it was crazy hours remembered. I was like I was just thrown into the lion's den ords Tornado, and you know I'm like there's so many copies after member. It was unexperienced. Never Forget. And I did something that was not ducks. At that time you know, the Internet was. Was a luxury to have and I. Always remember I would Axa bartenders to save the empty bottles for me. And I would take on a Friday tonight night. I would take bags full of anti glass, empty bottles of liquor back to my my room, and in my bedroom I had a dry ball, and the reason for this is because I had the bottles and I could read the bottles and I could smell the rumors of the spurts. This was my way of product knowledge of of getting product and I. Love it now because it's it's obsolete, but I I felt like it allowed me to connect and become a more passionate boughten. So I built a huge reputation in the in that community. That's what helped me Vol, but while there because of that S- reputation being built, my plan was suspended three months there and go to the kitchen and learn more. Will the back of the house in my aim to become a bomb a manager? But. Because of the challenge in the by. Because of the reputation of is building, I decided to. To use it at the continue along to grow so. That took me into the fine dining restaurants when I went to the finding restaurant, they had one of the largest wireless in the country two hundred and fifty six wines'll lists so I started immunized started ordering Wine Encyclopedia's books on my library, and it was one of those moments where. These try to sell a very expensive bottle of wine or these critic cocktail and I was always torn between this I decided to not focus on on just two sales, but also focused on the experience of the guests, so if I knew that the guests were interested in getting the experience at wine experience. I wanted to ensure that I can give that but also they want to come on feel James Experience. Feel like it wasn't a Kanat, but if they wanna feel like the APP. Come not I'm not angle, but I was trying to make sure that I could deliver as something on that Callum. So. That is where things evolve was working in the fine dining restaurant. Everything that you thought it was going to be. It you, I felt like when I went to find anywhere something like okay. Yes, I'm on that path. You know and I I'm getting there and then you start to sitting realities. Everyone in life there's a is a verb. That says many of the plans of a man, but you know his pop is directed and I'm like you know I'm like okay. Don't be afraid of change and don't be afraid to fault. So when Sitton elements of reality came to me I'm like okay. What do I do? This is not what I expected. How do I deal with it? And you know so. I decided this is what brought. This is what took me into championship on I started my own business. because I saw that the opportunity for me was nuts available was not given to me. I was handed that. That's the opportunity to say. Hey, I'm GonNa put you in a superior position when I take you up the ranks as much as I was qualified as much as I was. I know that was good at my job. I was not given that opportunity I decided to create it on my own. And I always remember. We don't have a culture in the Caribbean. People come to the islands. They think always going to be cheeky. Madness like you're gonNA see cocktails all over. And there's none of that. So, this was always remember. Thinking to myself. What if I can give a guest that sex in the city feel? Give them exactly what they see in the magazines on television. In reality, so I started looking at prototypes internationally and I build a mobile company from you know I would save from nothing. I remember boring an ice scoop on a cooler from a friend and it grew from. Into, having a warehouse and three trucks and a staff of eighty six, plus said it does so. I'm very proud of that momentum my life But. That also led me into the ambassadorship that I'm in. Because when I started I did not have investors I started with. Just my own money I couldn't even get the financial. Assistance because alcohol is deemed as the merit good, so the government is not supported so i. did everything from the ground and While doing that, I would have all of my bartenders compete in competitions and the reason for that was because. The corporate clients were mytalk. It's if I can get the corporate lines. I can get a bigger size revenue. And I can have longevity of my business, but the corporate clients already had vendors. And I knew that if I guys competitions and they saw us in the newspapers being published, it would be something that could entice them. And that's why I had all of my guys. Myself would compete in competitions. so I was the national bartender. For two years consecutively regional titleholder for best from what was creative cocktail in two thousand eleven two, thousand twelve. And one down destroy global cocktail competition in two thousand thirteen, and that's way everything shifted. I want to hear a little bit more about Martini makers. Was it. Was it something completely new in the islands? Did you have a different take on it? And that's why it was such a success. Tell me a little bit about Matlin kind of the origins of what you saw or what you wanted that company to become. At that time, you know, no one was putting the emphasis into creating because we don't have a cocktail culture. We had one fence. It's a French tune for although parties, so we have a lot of bodies, but they're outdoor events. And if you go to event, you would not have cocktails because no one was doing that. If everything was a cocktail. Come from, there was no pizzazz. There was no showmanship. There is no aesthetics to the cocktail. It would be something that was important glass, and tasted something like a rump bunch, and that was the most you would get. So I started looking at I had this vision I started looking a prototype around the world and I started seeing. baas lit balls I started seeing contemporary style laws. On I decided to build these type of buzz. Again I did not have resources. I did not have finance. Everything was done one at the time when I got revenue when I made the. Money from one particular events reinvested on I. Continue doing that So. I had different styles of bars. I had a disc. That would be little. I could do you the multiple events that I had contemporary southpaws for corporate events I hide a ice losers. I had different styles of concepts. I was really to appeal to that crowd, but more importantly. What I realized is that. Hospital is about the it's about hospitality. And you have to. You have to understand when choosing when you're selecting your stuff I always remember. When I started in the first month. I started taking the guys who worked with me. The guys on girls who worked with me. From TGI Fridays and other restaurants, and they came up is bad habits I was like no no I just decided to sue network with any one of them again and I started head hunting. And I started choosing people who nothing about cocktails, but they just love to smile. I remember one guy in particular. Who Stayed Up to me? He was one of the longest employs with me. Epeli Zach. My method in he was working in our. What you call Apollo politics media mocks, and you know I remember. He was His was not the the most mate, but his he was so hospitable, and so friends said Hey, would you like to? Have you ever done any work making cocktails? Would you be interested? And he came on board? And I remember the first time is pouring orange juice for guests on sandwich, but trembling. And he eventually grew into one of the and those who won many awards, also, as did so many of them, but it did set a trend on the island I remember when I started. A company is large companies. who had the resources started seeing it the? They wanted me on board to to bill concepts like that for them on. So the company, so the company grew I had a I had a huge corporate clientele. I did. diplomatic center the President of the governors. Had so many high fines and I think this was. The restaurant image that was able to deliver that moments. I. Did you know on the island I did many of the events in private events corporate events for many of the affluent. Prisons on the island, so I was very proud of that. A lot had to do with the trading. Because you have to train, the staff may show that hospitality is about smiling living out. Sue deal with guests who are impolite and Unin very rude to guests who are demanding and what are you doing mobile service? It's different from by you. Don't just walk into a bar. That's already you have to set up. You to set up from the warehouse. Get to the event setup again there and then break down an instance a lot of different processes, but One thing I will say is that it also taught me the rule of leadership. You see you have many good Basel Dan. When I see great balls on I. I look at the team when the team is great, not just the bartender when the team is great, that is great leadership because It's a reflection of the of the leadership. And I felt like because when I was trying to get when I started become Brown embassador I now have to step away a bit on choose people to manage the team. And sometimes you have people who are good at what they do, but they don't know how to manage people, so they can manage the administrative work for you, but they don't know how to manage what people? And! I felt like. A simple thing as saying, thank you. My mom all said you could never say. Thank you to many firms. Sometimes. We think it's about you know someone not being paid compensated properly, but by just saying thank you. And, just say thank. You goes a long way on those little things. Those little tips that I felt were missing on as I continued to grew in them. Basle rule I had to pull away from from the company. Now. I completely agree with you about the. Now to win international competitions, one must be making obviously more than around pont. Arrest wondering about the culture of cocktail making where you were in Trinidad. What we're people. Drinking, and. You know. The kind of cocktails were maybe that you saw the different types of ways. People change their drinking habits over the years while you were in that why you're you know. In the role of of of heading up Martini. Makers? I think You have to the same. You don't fish with steak, you fish would words Simon Gurney, but I can tell you. The guests that I was living some guests. They don't want that. They just WanNa Pinochle Outta. They want an Apple Martini. They don't want an old fashioned Manhattan so. For me whenever I was competing in competitions, it took me it took me away from. The known. On! I got an opportunity to really advance my skill sets. But one of the one of the the coal influences was doing my personal research and keeping updated with COCKATIEL trends and Cocktail styles around the world from the Japanese style of making cocktails to. The British style to the Americans and what was happening on what tools of being used methods of making cocktails of being used what spurred of being integrated from bitter style Maurice Two. Different types of liqueurs and so. Know for me I I always invested in that, so I had A. A huge you know room of equipment that was not used for Martini makers. It was just used for my purse. No. Competitions. One of the persons who really helped with that and a great mental was someone by the name of Rocket Madhu. He was one of the lease one of the lecturers. Hospitality and Tourism Institute on our was remember he was my coach for the culinary. Team. That you compete that you're part of competing in the in the regional competition skull taste of the Caribbean. So, you have a head chef Pierre, an executive chef, a pastry chef fish, meet, and then you have the bartender and you compete with different islands from Barbados Jamaica Bahamas. happens every year. So. He was my coach. When I won two dozen eleven two, thousand twelve. You know so. He has always been a mental in Tim's of. Allowing me to grow, and I always feel like. Whenever I. Get an opportunity to mental anyone. I also wants to able to give that back. It's such a great thing to it. It doesn't take much in when you're willing to. Share knowledge of Shakespeare, can help someone on for me. It helped me look so those are elements that allow me to see beyond what I was living beyond. Pinochle out beyond the Mark Apple Martini because of Caribbean pilot. We Love Spicy food. Love sweet drinks. So, it's not. It's different from different policy. Retaliate policy like bitter. They know the French pilot. The like dry and it's like you have different pilots. Caribbean, phthalates bid. They'll be love the stuff so. I'm me go to the Caribbean. We love this week. All of a sudden like you like Pena Collado. My when why have I love binge drinking this. So now. Tell me about the Biggie all right house of Angostura Competition. Because you're the first islander right to. Young which is amazing amazing. You know what we're. What were your thoughts about what you were going? Make and how you attacked that competition that you want. That was felt like when I think back about it felt like I was like Tom Cruise mission impossible remove said get. In I I always remember when I got the opportunity. I had the national the national level. I see compete nationally. And I remember focusing on creating a copy of the judges nationally, but I'm aware of the international trends. I'm aware of dry cocktails, bitter style cocktails, and you know and and but whenever competing in competitions, I always remember looking at multiple videos of how to win competitions out to on I I understood that you can have the crowd cheering for you, but the person who is putting the points in the paper. That's the person that you want to influence an entice, and those are the judges, the three or four or five people in front of you who are scoring those are the people you need to impress. I always in any combination started focusing, and I would tell my guys. Lik at the judges. Do some research into them see. What are their preferences sounded like to drink? It's like a guess coming to you. Come to the. For someone meeting on you like Oh. You know what you're telling me the collision statement make me something special. Like you tell me, what are you in the mood for want something tropical consists. In something, spurred followed an this is wade kind of understand the guest and you can create something to make them smile. So, that's how really attacked most competitions for the global. This was a new level. This is global these of bartenders from all over the world. I'm the Caribbean Guy. I'm the guy who makes rum punches. Pinochle Atas now. Seinfeld the dog was. But it was not a bad thing I i. don't see it as a negative. Always feel like be your best. And my aim was just to be my best. And I knew what I could do, and I wasn't afraid of I wasn't focusing on anyone else, but me being my best, so I started looking at the judges they were five judges for for the national side, changed the concept of drink for this particular set of judges. Would you allowed to. When they? were, the judges from all over the World Paul I remember the head. Judge was Salvatori Calabria me the Land Act. The Maestro was he was the head judge. I'll always remember so. Won a super him, I remember looking at. Calibers. Calabrese and I remember he'd had launched recently launches own Lemon Cheeto. So in my cocktail one of the things that I did. I created a homemade. Lemon cheeto using a one of the homemade citrus up. Behalf of Portugal is like Tangerines. But I used and an old method that was used in world war. Shoot way you would suspend the lemons. In float like about an inch above ever Clare overproof. Spurred us the From and Mr Zillow from the local version and suspended for thirty days, and eventually the oil start to drip into cure on. It's sincere. It's very magical side I use that academic to into one of my coattails I, knew that would catches I because a judge looks at a paper before they see before you can perform and Wendy liquor. Listen the method. They can tell novice bartender from. Advance. And so being the Caribbean Guy The pinnacle Outta Guy. I'm like okay, so I know this would catch his eye and that was one. The second judge was an tournament at that time. She was a the previous, a former winner co of. Of the cocktail. I know she's a classic wage. Classic cocktails site us Shrew Benedict Tina in particular which is a bit deeper than the yellow. In the one of cocktails and the Third Judge International Judge was Ueno. San From Japan, and if you don't Wayne, the sand, legendary way to send some like Mike Gush and at that time. Vinegars were a popular trend in cup. So, I found a an age sherry vinegar that was still delicious non had such great properties, but it was great to. Just you know with such a such a nice character, so I knew that that would catch his attention using Sherry vinegar because vinegar in Asia. So those are some elements. In addition to that I looked at two different techniques to showcase my abilities I did a a shaking of cocktail on the style of copy. But I also integrated a smoking, but not using the smoking gun like everyone was using I built a homemade bamboo slocum, so I took a small bamboo, stalk and a drill. Some holes started up with a nice cinema. Bach but a cinnamon bark was silted understeer on sun-dried. So I slipped it in a cup of Mr Bidders and put it out to dry when it was dry, it was nice and concentrated on. To the would that I use for the slogans, all of these different elements what I put into the cocktail and I also let the competition. Just to see whether it binds it. We're gyms of their cocktails and You know so I was. Fat Cocktail Right now. Yeah it's not up to create. And you have seven minutes decree to opt-in Sunda It was. Did you get feedback on them. Obviously you want, so you know that you did well, but did you. Did you ever talk to them about? This because. There's. Talking about that, I didn't share them with them. I I took the comments back and You know what they said and stuff like that, but you know my strategy. I think this is the first time I'm sharing his obliquely with anyone. Other than this would ask me personality how to how to approach a competition but you know I think this is the first publicly so. Salvatore listening. You know much love brother Windows San. Much love everyone town, but it was. It was strategic. Lesson, it's a great great lesson on any competition. No matter what it does not give me a cocktail competition to know who stretching you. You're the I grew really inspired me to do. That was deemed the growth I always remember looking at the video. It was Sorrento competition and someone asks him how to win a commission, and he said You have to impress the judges when he said it. I'm like that is true. That's what I just shared with you, but it was gross it up. Who really is five me to looking in that direction that has been my approach, and so you get this, you get this title and you win this award and then what happens what? What is your job like them? As the global random after. You know the whole role of Ambassadorship is. It was new to me? But having that background of mental shift teaching. In felt like a great transition into into growth. As an ambassador as global, Ryan Bastard I travel around the world representing house disturb. To bosseaux doing masterclasses. Whether it'd be interview. Seminars on gas shifts. So I traveled to different parts of the world. To this. One in two thousand and thirteen mile embassador was only for one year. So you win the ten thousand us on. You get Basler should for one year. At the end of the year, they offered me another contract and it has been like that since then I've been with them since I think. They liked me some from happy for that. you know stop had? The honour UNNA the privilege of Visiting over a combination of Seventy, five countries and cities grossly. Seeing the front. You know cultures of drinking and embracing an I mean when I travel I don't get to do. The tourists think what's the buzz? So different form of tourism, but I as I I don't explore the the popular to recite I go to. The best laws in the world gets the best in the world. Is Truly an honor for to have this this opportunity, and not only that but as a Caribbean bartender, someone who is not seen in the in that realm of. Of that caliber of cocktail, making coming from a an island that is still enough asylum when it comes to cocktail making. I feel very honored for that sue. A what do you think you've taught? People about anger stir that they might not have known. I love. That, I get to represent house of Angostura Youngester you know it's. It's one of those. Everyone respects disturbance. You know you as a bartender when you start listening abodes. Classic Octaves, leading to make cocktails little classic optics chef. You have to learn the the classics for the traditional stuff. undistributed is part of that. The very definition of a cocktail was defined by Jerry. Thomas is any during that contains skirt, water, sugar and bidders now. There's this huge debate about which bit. Was! The predecessor to or a precursor into cartoons an after see that. In my experience I can confidently say the longest has been the pioneers into that realm of moving Alexis that amongst made in monasteries into Kaku. You had omelets think available in. Eighteen, forty one to fifty, four on, you had Jerry, thome aside its own signature style. Sarah abbots Booker's. But, under through was available in eighteen, twenty four, the recipes perfected in the eighty, twenty four, and that is where it's really took. Place position into cocktails, so very honored to represent the brand that has been part of the very dacian cultural industry on. We continue to be a part of that evolution. Where to this day every bartender. Would have walked or if they compete in competitions, even though you have multiple selections of bitches out there. They would use a specialty business whether it was still use our bits from Bring Balance and integrate everything together so when I see the respect and appreciation for industry globally I feel honored by that. And I think what I bring. Unique is the fact that I grew up with like it's in my DNA. As a kid, I told you we. In the cubby every kitchen every every house in the Caribbean has a Butler by distributors. I mean you go to the supermarket and get rice? Sugar built an conservatives I. Can tell you that like it's. On a Sunday. It's like the ice cream as a it's a family date where you go onto going to get ice cream when you get coconut ice cream will like a like a local. Fruitfully ice cream. And we go back home and you have a bowl of ice cream. And the AD, a few dashes easing. It's it's been a part of culture like from me. Growing up, I never thought about Mr Bit as being something for cocktails, because it was always integrated insured on my mold makes humans when she would make pastries, anything angus undisturbed. This was always. I could smell like it was something sweet bread. It's like A. It's a it's a British say. that. You would have with your ts. And she'd make it an always remember that smell boundaries. Forbid is whenever she's making. So, that's why I bring that. That unique five to anyone that I shave the drink of understood. Why do I have a masterclass with because I know what it is to see you know. The sugar cane fields out when people talk about sugar cane when they talk about rum coming from sugarcane I'm like, do you? Have you ever felt sugarcane in your hand in a been available? During the dry season brothers myself go into the fields. We'd picked Shiva Keane which you had you break it with your feet, and you peel it. Put your feet in sounds of its savage, but you bite into the sweet nectar of sugar cane. Juice on. You know you just kids enjoy this. I always remember seeing the butterflies coming during the dry season. In sugarcane fields. And I understand now that the farmers knew when the sugarcane was his right based whenever the butterflies would sit on the sugarcane, and that's why for us. Housing Syrup. Either Ulama see this, but. You know on the bottle. We endorse all of you know a symbol of the butterfly everywhere and. I mean. If you put it on the bright lights, I see about a magical butterfly appear. You've drawn too much Mr. Love it everyone get their bottle and look at the bottom. Years one hundred fly there I would have never seen. But for the farmers who was a sign from the gods for rest of housing's through were very romantic. Cultural so we have the understood bitches which everyone knows, everyone knows on because I'm the global. Brandon I get to see the appreciation of disturbances aluminum now yet, not only of a cocktail. Starts with a based spurt could be from what gets Akilah. Abass spurred then you have the option of a supplementary a secondary skirt like the cure, then you have what is called in modifier modifiers, you juice nectars, syrups, and then you have an access on the accident is the bitches so one two three dashes accentuates your cocktail. And this is why you out a few dashes, but I always remember the first time I went to Chicago. And it was like it was like a scene from a movie I walked. On the button has two bottles of bitches. I grew up in disturbances. Adding dashes right adding it's on my ice cream like I said you know in the catch up with chicken fries, but I walk into this bar on the bottom two bottles, pouring ten shuts of Mr Clinton's. Income. It was it was it was? It was one of those those moments where it was just so surreal so I walked into the bar. It was a small bar, so it was very like a scene from a movie I. Walk Down the bars right in front of you will down. I come in. I go! I. I! Apologize. I. Come. CENTERPOINT. Apologies. My wife is expected to be home any minute now, so but she's GonNa Company because she knows I'm the blood guests, but he gets very. He's very close to as it gets over some haven't. Robber now so I know. There's GonNa be back in the story. Yeah, the story again. So. I I'm a Chicago and like I, said it's just very scenic I walked down into this ball. I was like a scene from a movie. The bartender has two bottles of Angostura are mighty does pouring shots of under his. And I looked at him in amazement. I woke up the moon. It was so surreal for me. I worked. As a big man, whoever this is four police fourche up from me. I'm paying for it. It's it's on me. I had no idea what was happening. Sure. Coming. Like. You know not at that time. This was like. You know had no. No into the rule of of the ambassadorship and. So. As as soon as I am today. But you know I had a shot of undistributed. Everybody went through in Chicago. At shuts of angle. There was a bar called best intentions, and there's a slight you know best intentions, and of course they have a sign outside a neom sign. I'm destroy draft for us. Dollars cranking down. The shots bidders. With my own hands and I couldn't believe it, and even before they did that, I went to the ball. Then admit the brothers before and I remember they say one of the mistaken could get barrels of I'm disturbances. So, we can get kegs. You know, but you know so. Maybe they cakes. At. BITs. And even later I went. During summertime I was in the terrorist during a guest shift here and I was remember. I'm sitting at the bar and one of the British comes in. He puts to seven fifty emo bottles full with speed poor of. from is like this is for the shots later. I'm like Oh man. These guys got your. Chicago must pay your favorite place i. Love. It I love it I mean. It's, it's just we don't advocate anger. our business shop, because in according to the FDA is a food ingredient. It's an accent. She added by the dodgers. You go to New York City they don't do that. They did that, they you know dash disturbances, the buttons in London same thing so Chicago has a unique vibe because of prohibition I feel on that really created at that whole sensation. Peru in meticulously poor three dashes on updates cassavetes. But in Malaysia I remember going to Kula Louvre Malaysia. And I did a guest shift. I guess shift. was that a buccal Mukasey and appreciates a beautiful speakeasy bar. And within two hours into, this is a a one hundred ML bottle. In two hours. We finished eight two hundred ML bottles of distributors. I mean the average person takes about you know if you had, this will last a long while if you're the bottom as. Cocktails you go go through a few, but in two hours eight bottles at stuff from Obama guys I need to forgery. At. They do something call. The Malaysian is Hashtag. You can check it out the Malaysia Malaysian. Botanist hand shake is about to end this thing. And they shots of Like I said. If you want my social platforms, you'd see. Everything assists related, but you will not see in my by feed. You would a shutterbugs disturbance being promoted because like I said legally. We don't promote it. Anybody. Who knows me? They know? We've got a good set of distributors. Limit is. I will not denied, but I will say that We do not like the again. We do not promote disturbances as a shock. Now how about the RUM's? You know it's one of those scenarios where. I feel so honored to represent a company that has such an iconic brand. Is the most globally distributed cocktail ingredient in the world, so it has respected across my shit about in the big of a bottle. The he or she doesn't think about if it's going to the same thing in a day. No, the confidence so we've been producing rum's for over one hundred sixty years. We've been in rum rum making blending for for a long time. In the secrets family greeted Busin- Venezuela. When DOTTIE UNC good pasta. We know he created a Biz in a tongue in in Venezuela collander studio I. Mean this is this is some gangsta stuff because you know they? Call it one more in trump is, but they purchased the name of its own. And, which is now called Boulevard and they took the name because of the brand. You know I just WanNa. Say that. If anyone is interested in doing Brian Study disturbance is a is a great subject to us. Because you're looking at protecting a brand name, they saw the potential and the Dick Purchase the name of the street of the Tom took it to Trinidad and Tobago, which is closer on you know. The structure of the economy allow them to be able to build their business. Now in addition to that people always talk about the label and oversized label. And the reason why I said it's a great study for anyone in marketing. One of the forms of marketing that a US I remember was competing companies around the world. Now, do not sign. They WANNA. Frequent flyers in there is no place that jump on in two hours your hair. They would voyages that would take a month or two months to get across the ocean, and they would compete in competitions, so each of the three brothers who are invested in the business. One was responsible for the bottling one for the legal one four the contents, and of course you don't have the mechanics of communication like yesterday, so no emails the WHATSAPP. Though quick mobile calls so of course when it's time for the competition. The deadline meets the put everything together believe overseas. What do we do? You don't want you already plan so much for this trip you go ahead. Competed in combination came last, and this is where the the moral of really comes together. They came last in the competition, but one of the judges. At the end to them and said. This is very unique and that they could use this to the advantage on. This is where the whole. The whole term of you know bad publicity. Good publicity, you can still use it. It's that ECOMOG Fiji that this day, if never changed up packages I, mean you see bronze changing packaging all the time, but we've never changed his psychotic future. So what was once in mystic? is now an iconic feature an on the? As something to take. So the secrets family. They came up with the Fernandez family who had a company called Trinidad distillers. Internet is still is one of the top rump produces in the Caribbean. A very wealthy family and They were heavily invested in Rome. They had a lot of advanced technology that reusing. And when they came together, you know the created housing Sierra and this is where the magic of anger was really Burton because the base spirit that is using Mr Monti bitches is wrong. Now, of course, it's been a secret for for almost two hundred years. I myself I. Don't know the secret so. No thoughts of kidnapping me I won't be needed. But only five people today know the secret for the rest of the on. We don't put them in the same room or in flight or in restaurants. But one of the unique features of this when he gets visit Housing Syrup, there is a group called the secret rule nowadays label on the door that says secret room, so it's not much of a secret, but it is a secret, because only one of the five people can enter. The dry ingredients comes from all over the will. We've never changed a recipe today. So it's very. It's a simple recipe, but we don't know what, but it's simple because we've never changed the recipe, which means that the processing is the same in methodologies the same. All the dry cleaner comes from the world goose. London comes to Trinidad on the government. Assist in ensuring that the secrecy is maintained by allowing it to just go straight to ICU stir without any questions. As, so it's it's a whole. It takes a village. Maintain the secret art. While, nations in the game. So when it comes to turn it out, it goes into the secret room. Secret Room! One of the five people go inside the Wade ingredients. The grinded on its sifted because the process of making a bitches maceration process. They Steve The liquid in in in. The perkin agent, but one of the unique factors is that we use cold percolation. Coal percolation is similar to like cold press. Oh, cool drew coffee in, so you don't get with heartbreaking to get a various stringent of volatile oils coming, but Cole percolation. It's tempered a bit, and that's what we get beautiful oils coming out with new volatile stringency. So yet, so then we Carmel and leave it in the bachelor three months. It's not an age processes just a maceration. So. This craftsmanship and you know the trust that Botin there's on the trade of people around the world happened. Stir bidders goes into our rooms. A lot of people do know that to this day we have. The largest range of award winning rooms and I mean that could be appreciated statement from any browns, but in addition to the upbeat also have the most expensive Roman the world legacy by. Only twenty, but this was created in two thousand twelve. and. Only twenty bottles were made. It was a blend of seven of. Rum's. Having the young age of seventeen, yes, and the blend was really craftsmanship when opportunity to Mazda still cases, craftsmanship. The buck was by aspirin London and the anew was a nice silver platinum finish to the top with the the butterfly in the sugar cane and it was, it was gorgeous. All the proceeds however for the sales of those twenty bottles that were auction went to charity. So this is operatives a marketing project, but it was also to showcase his passion and that's. What I'm bringing to the table. and. That's just it. The Passion, the the love of the island, the love of Mr that that passionate. We put into what we produce you know on the island. We're very happy. People added if it's just a son, but you know where I love to smile. I mean I always feel like you. Civil drink without smiling, not I don't want. I don't want that body. Is All about the vibration, and a smile does so much. That energy goes into across ship of the RUM's than I. Get to represent that. Would be an example of that My love of policy on my confidence in representing Brian with such good integrity is something that allows me to really excel in my job. Related to sing when you have the right tools, you can really performance, and this is true to the five of mine bosses ship, so you know I. Mean I've been given? You know many different on his in terms of what I do but I think it's a combination of all these. Being a good bronze work with in addition to my love, Ross Dodgy. I can't wait to have. Not tasted the store. Right flames. I might do shot. Your. Rights On which designed sign this? Okay, so I'm gonNA give you some. Personal, this personal reflections of. Now because I'm stupid. This was created as medicine. I want you to understand that. It's an alcoholism. Now people use it is a hangover remedy and the AD. A few dashes into this sparkling water, but That's not enough. I take it from me. There's there's a story gives the story I'm a myth. Unlimited bump that Mitt right now that's having. TOO MUCH MR bidders is fatal and I want to say that I am living testimonial that you know that that is not true. Because it's a it's an alkalis of. When you when you when you drink alcohol, you create an acidic environment in your stomach, and when it's to a city when there's too much acidity. That's when you start to puke vomits. So take disturbances, but my vices. You take nothing less than fifteen animals. If you WANNA do like me. Might nightcap when I saw my jumps brought about the I go to bash I got a brilliant. On tasting tasting, you come to the booth. We high tastes then from tasting. I go to master. Class Maybe two glasses, three and I'd the shoes and then from there you've got to get. Same Day right so there's no stopping Get Shift you mixing cocktails for two three hours taking shots sticking drinks. been drinking all day right after that you do what Bob visits, so you visiting buzz invisible fight baas drawn tonight straight onto lake to four in the morning. So you still drinking and It's one of those scenarios where. It, gives a toss up, you know somebody, say Oh, you don't have to say yes to every shot and it's true. No one you know I've been able to maintain reputation. You don't see me staggering. A. House on Brandon buses ideas not gonna be a reflection of that and want WanNa maintain that level of professionalism. In doing so I have to make sure each rights I drinking I hydrogen. Are you know some always very health conscious so I I. Get up in the morning early I go I run. Get Two liters of watching my buddy so that we can consuming of alcohol and you know I. Eat right stuff like that, but. At the end of the night at Jake. Ability Emma full-sized shut nearly. Two Kilo size. Of Disturbances in the morning you get up by like. I did nothing. I guess that's why everyone is so happy and Kinda and Chicago. It's upgrading. Right yeah, that is a great to end. Anyone who wants to be brand master all right. That is your life. You're going to end every night with. Her. Well, it has been such a pleasure to talk to you. I, thank you so much for being on the show and I'll see you in Paris walk. Up there will be a pleasure would drink of wine destroyed you? The is just be CBS thinks slapping, but let me no way out. I know. We're still a little bit conscious of of where we travel, but. If every in Paris, it will be delight. Of course I couldn't let him go without knowing his top tips for the home bartender and where he would drink right now if he had the choice, so took them one. Invested in the tools. I was feel like as a bartender. We see bartenders out there, we think. It's easy I could do that. If you have the right tools. It will be easy. So even if you're not the to this different I could, I could go to anything on Youtube right now. So if you could videos that can guide you invest in a few good tools I. if five main tools I would say. A couple of Shaker, which is a three P. Shakeup? That's the easiest Shaker to for homework. You got a strain of which is a horse trainer. Sorry a juleps strata. if you're getting a julep strata in mixing glass juleps. Mixing. You can stir cocktail and straight. It's and then. I would say mixing spoon a good spoon to mix the sturdy cocktails. On the MODEL, a Model B a Nice option. If you'RE GONNA have. If you wanted to slice last more, he does so having those tools makes you feel like you can really deliver the job? No, yes, of course, we all been through a lockdown phase, so we know how to use A. We've been back to the basics using mason jars and stuff like that, but I can guarantee you. The quality of your dockery will never be the same when you have the right tools. The next on the list of its it would be. Invested in good quality spirits. If your home People have this people who are not into cocktails. They think that a cocktail is. In the birth of started with bad wine. You through a bunch of fruits, and yet to preserve it, but no that good I love good Congress. But it cocktail requires good quality spurts. If you want a good cocktail, the quality's great example of that is a classic dry Monte. Contest a bunch the by asking classic. You know, of course you know if the suggest what goods optional thing today, but if you want classic, you have to go with gin and then the quality of the Gyn type of Ginny. Choose is a factor of removed. You choose is a factor. The type of icy uses a factor. So you WANNA? Make sure that you have good quality spirits. So invested in the basics like rum vodka to keep her. On brutes I what you have, those you can, you can experiment with other stuff if you come to seminole undisturbed with myself, I can show you what the rum's get, but. Those are some mean spurts to get what gets Keelan. You don't have to go flavored stuff. You can just get a plane stuff. And then eventually advanced from there. The next on the list of. On the ice. Ice makes a big difference. Imagine spending all this money on good spirit Sunday through wet, bad ice into a cocktail or ice. That's tasting like chlorine like it's going to ruin that spirit. It's going to ruin your the ice mix for twenty percent of the cocktail. See One insure. The quality of the ice is good mineral of still water. So my advice would be have selections I love to do ice in my fridge. If your home get a silicon pan right a big pond, anything you don't go biasing. It's already dad if you big bread. If you have a plastic Tupperware, you could use that. But gets spring water distilled water. On imported on you, put it in the fridge, and that's the taste of the ice covered now when Isis frozen, you get your breadknife a little edge top bit. You cut some nice blocks and you put it in. Ziplock bags and put it back in the freezer. Whenever you pollute, boy gets a good glass. You dropping those nice blocks inside their premium spurs with that ice could make great cocktails with that ice. So. There's a three. Three main factors the home button. That's. where I was one more. One more. That's GONNA. Take you to that edge of Scipio whom bartender wants to be advised by the WHO wants to be. The highlight of the party wants to make everyone feel sexy at the end of the night. This is what you need to do. You need to be able to to use fresh ingredients. Fresh lime juice of FRA Citrus. If you could make you, I rose, is going to be delicious. And also when she explained with fruits, if he can garnish remembrance on about how it looks at the end of the day it's it's. It's how it looks Sarah Right, guys and girls. We know this about how it looks so when you've got us a drink. I'd because we we try to drink by. The way looks before we even taste. This is why instagram such a big thing when it comes to cocktails in food as the mixture that you know to do a few. Twisting appeal. You don't have to do a big solid on the drink. Just know how to twist the he'll. Make! It look good I. Think you're going to be the star of the body? I can't wait to get stirred. I'm ready. Okay last, but not least. If. You could be anywhere right now. Having a cocktail. Day. Three places very easy. Due to the fact that I have not been home in a while I need to Trinidad and Tobago and drink nineteen nineteen August nine hundred nineteen rum and coconut water fresh cooking. That's all I need I. Mean you have no idea how such a simple serve is so delicious? We love fresh coconut water with rum, and and it's it's the light. So that's one. The other would be shoe Peru The drinking culture in Peru is I, love the way they the peaceful saw research. They have such a passion and. Reverence piece Gosar me you go into any bar, and you see jaws of infusions of Peace Corps like you have rob Pineapple Jinja. Coca leaves and everything. Is You know? For the Peace Corps hours so I love that culture and the third would be. South Italy I loved Italian Drinking Style and I think I just I love having coffee decided. We live in Paris right now, but I I loved the Italian way of drinking, coffee and people. In the US low visa big but I always felt like even before Louisville. Became became a trend. I felt like they talion with doing that with a priority, styles, rigs and a practical business and. I Love I remember the first time I drank in bananas with some budget this you know it's like four in the morning. I'm like guys. You know I'm I. I didn't like I I'm a run guy, you know it's. Because we've been drinking low eighty or pared was style drinks. All night, so it was it was something very interesting. I just love so for me. I'm in Paris. Whenever have a meal? I normally do wind, but if I don't sometimes. I feel for a nice a particular style drink I mean right now I'm having what is called at Trinidad Torino which is a mix of sweet remote with an morrow using how on on. A Lamar, so equal pods forty by emeals of. Forty five miles of a sweet vermouth one disturbances. Fabulous. Try that. It was so amazing to have Daniel on the show today and I can't wait to drink with him anywhere he chooses. He leaves us with one of his signature cocktails with a great name as the cocktail of the week. Are Cocktail of the week is called the a Moray Amaro which in Italian means bitter love. Blending Angora with anger store bidders very clever and simply delicious. At all of the following ingredients to a shaker. One and a half ounces of Amaro the anger Stora. A quarter ounce Angostura aromatic bidders. Three quarters of announced fresh pressed lime juice. And three quarters of an ounce of simple syrah. At ice and shake shake shake. Then double strain into a coup class. And then express a lime. Peel over the cocktail. Then garnish it with that peel. And as Daniel says always serve it with a smile. You'll find this recipe plus all the cocktails the week at a lush life manual dot com where you'll find links to all the ingredients. I'm an ice cream lover, but I hate coconut so I asked Daniel for another way to enjoy bidders with ice cream. He told me it works like magic with pralines and cream. So I bought some dashed few bidders. And added a touch of Bourbon as well. And Oh my God. If you live for lush life. Make sure you're giving back to the bars. You love by donating or part in cocktail delivery where you live or visit one now that they're open. The music for lush life is by Stephen Shapiro and used with permission. and. Lush life is always and will be forever produced by Eva Tara and simpler media productions. which leads me to say, the wise words of Oscar Wilde all things in moderation, including moderation and always drink responsibly and wash your hands and stay safe. Next time we have our last episode before we take a short summer break. We'll be compiling the top tips for the home. Bartender that are lovely lush life. Guests have given us into one fabulous episode. Until that time bottoms up.

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Monday 12/9/19 - Legal Weed In Chicago

Chicago Dog Walk

18:18 min | 1 year ago

Monday 12/9/19 - Legal Weed In Chicago

"Alabama says Monday December. Nine Chicago Dog Walk Carlos Hair Call. How are you? I'm well and how are you. I'm doing great. We have other guesses. Well them a second before we get to that. WanNa talk about this Sunday. Oh Sunday Sunday Sundays on. We're going to get the buffalo wild wings and Lombard. Yeah and works what we're going to be watching the Chicago football game. The Chicago football game with football game name. Yeah big game. Twenty eight twenty four one deal Road Lombard Illinois. They said there were twenty eight twenty four one two eight two four one I got I got family out there. I'm excited to have the family out there. We're going to have a lot of fun at this Buffalo Wild Wings we're going to be ripped up and Lombard seasons on the line. Add to big game because you may Miller lite. We're going to be driven them responsibly. Sensibly you know it's GonNa be a fun time. They're gonNA Miller light specials. They're they're maybe the slim cans they're gonNA have some can't I don't know if they're gonNA. I hope David Slim cans if they don't irregular can't twelve although battle of draft that big draft and that's about buffalo wild wings. You WanNa get a big one. The Big One. Yeah so Miller lite come out watch the game have more light will be good time so also besides Carl joining me. Today we have a couple of guys from TGI that I said right Tgi Tho Green thumb industries. It's Eric in Kurt. You guys laughing after you got it wrong then I fuck all right sorry green thumb ministries. GTI So Eric incurred here. You guys are worked for. GTI explain a little bit what you do. We are cool so GTI is a house of brands. Based out of North that was founded here about four years ago and now we operate in twelve states So we have brands for pretty much. Every way that you can consume cannabis paroles vape regular flour. Topical Tinctures we I'm one of the sales reps here for the state and then Eric Yeah so I'm a sales coordinator. I focused more so on processing the orders and communicating between cultivation as well as accounting cool. So are the bat. What's a topical and picture okay? I said so topical is something that would be infused with cannabis that you would rub and it would be local so it get absorbed in your skin in a local area and then a tincture on. I'll throw another big one at. You is a sub lingual. So it's something that you would drip under your tongue on is absorbed absorbed into your bloodstream. Through under your tongue. Great for like microdosing options. Okay Yeah we've done. I've I've familiar with those because we have a lot of what we have a lot of these sponsors WHOA we've gotten boxes before. CBD WE'VE had only meant creams the pictures under the tongue. Hold it for a little bit so I just bring that. I didn't know they had. I feel like a lot of people. Didn't know what those are. I read those all time to you. Know Topical Tincture so yeah so needless to say you guys are in because Jan one Chicago's legal. It's is GONNA be legal to smoke weed here so but I wanNA start off the gate. So you guys are mostly medicinal. Is that right. That is correct that I'm so not all Illinois where all medicinal but we we operate Right now in Nevada and Massachusetts that have wreck so we're a little bit familiar with that game but everything started here on the medical side and medicals definitely are focused. You're no annoy Roy But we do have experience in the wreck side across the country so come January first though. It'll still stay medical or recreational. Or what does that process. Look like for you guys expand spin definitely yes so our focus is making sure that we maintain for the medical patients. That's what this program was built on here in Illinois. Were really excited for wreck to come. We believe in universal purcell access to wellness and recreational is a great path to that But you know given the timeline as we build supply focuses maintaining You know sufficient supply for the medical side but definitely were ready to sell rack and we're scaling up for it and really excited. That reminds me of that is when starbucks. They tried to. This is back back in the ninety s when starbucks. I tried to roll out breakfast. They just got bad at it and they were like we gotta stick to our basic stick to coffee and then we'll grow from that and it seems like that you WanNa make sure that you guys stick to your from you know like you're yeah I mean I wouldn't say yeah it's it's more of a matter of again. Just remember remembering who this program originally built for and that was the medical patients. There's some folks that really really do depend on you. Know the the medical cannabis and the different forms here in the state But wreck again. We're just super excited about. And we believe in universal access us Iraq is a great avenue to that. So how many spots do you guys have right now. So we have a cultivation center one in Rock Island Illinois and one in Oglesby both of those are under a massive of expansion. We currently have five dispensaries that are opening operating on the medical side and then an additional five that are going to be coming online over the next year. Okay and wh when you say okay what was that. Sorry that you have out there Cultivation state what does it what does that exactly mean yes. A Green Thumb Industries is a vertically integrated company so we are a grower processor I and we ultimately own the dispensaries so in the state of Illinois. We've got a license for to cultivation centers and then on the consumer or patient facing side we have currently only five dispensaries with five more common. Okay and what's interesting is I originally met Eric. Eric came out to our live. Redline Radio Show The jewel and you gave me you gave me a Hoodie and it just it says dog walkers you'd like dude you know I liked the show like same similar name and I was like Oh okay dog walkers so I mean so. We're in the dog game two. Yes okay talk talk about that old but yeah so dog. Walkers is a pre roll brand pre roll joints and what it has is five pre rolled joints in the package. That's point three five grams. Grams per joint so it comes in for three different classifications so indica hybrid sativa and those are sit. Say Play just. I'm also going off of the dog references and it's cute the origin stories. Actually which went the city's your Indika. Yeah yeah so the hybrid or would it not as your stay is. You're going to be your high believe Play is going to be more. You're not leaning We tried to get away from Indica. Sativa hybrid. Just because there's a thing called strain degradation which means that Yeah Sativa Indica Hybrids as like a specific thing are kind of a a little bit going away so we try to focus more on the effects scale if you will but the The origin story. Yeah it's it's more complicated. Your good man look this. Is You ever seen road trip. I have never seen road trip. There's the one guy names Berry. He's like the most intelligent marijuana I'm like he's like on time. May I don't know whatever the summer Tom Green. Yeah he's a mouse the snake. Yeah yes the origin story though with dog walkers is actually pretty cool so when we first started our founder and CEO. Ben Kofler Ah He was looking for a way to have a small joint. He has a little dog named Bailey and when he was going out for the walk he wanted to join small enough that he could you know consumer while while he was out on the walk. Get back speed smelling right looking right doing the whole thing and so these point three five are a little bit on the smaller side from some of the Mass Produce Joint Center out there sure but there are a really really nice option for dog walk and maybe a fifteen minute podcast. That's that's a great parent. How do they play at is? How do you package it up? How many are there? There's five point three five in there so it's one point seven five total flour in there and then it's a nice half an eighth. Yep exactly and how much does that cost. Depends on the store It's going to be about twenty to twenty five dollars depending on where you're at twenty five is I'd see which is a good price point yet in in the packaging nice. The packaging is nice recently. Want Cleo award. It's a is it a metal. It is metal up so it comes in a childproof for anti tamper Box and then on the inside. It's got Nice Middleton for easy transportation bigger or smaller than a regular Towards about the same size as a regular dealer. Can't if I'm remembering what irregular Cam Canada toits couple joint. What's the What's the preferred word? Here what are the cause you know when it comes out. I wanted to be saying pot weed. Whatever what are you guys like? There's got to be like as a cannabis. Would you guys like to stick to yeah. Cannabis is typically the preferred word. Yeah but I mean everybody is saying pot weed. Yeah the Nice thing about this industry is like nobody's overly focused on a specific nomenclature. It's just about about like making sure people feel included in welcome and see. That's interesting because I would think the opposite because there's so many of these brands are so like particular and maybe scared of all we don't want to the a public David Weird perception. We Wanna stick with something is going to sound like beneficial health. Whatever I'm sure our marketing folks would have a different opinion but on the we're just trying to make sure folks have access and are well educated so at that point? Hey so your your sales guy. What was the interview process? Like how do they. How do they determine termine how qualified you are? That's a good question. I actually interviewed for three different erskine. Excuse me I applied for three different jobs that GTI it's extremely competitive industry to get into right now but the interview is basically focussed around like sales history and then product knowledge so I've worked in. CPG and whatnot before that and worked in sales for awhile product. I want us. I'm sorry hard interrupted but the your NBA. Like your business links great. I've heard vertically integrated earlier like you are very good at at saying this like you're not like you guys are glorified drug dealers. You sound like a very smart in halogen. That's I'm trying. I'm trying to get Kurt into this mode here. Where he's you know you're you're a good salesman Mike? He's Yeah Kurt. Kurt heard on the fucking couch. Watch the products Bro. Yeah I mean I think unfortunately unfortunately my friends would tell you that This is regular but no I mean I think Eric can probably one of the more interesting things I think when you work in like the normal the corporate world the canvas side kind of stays on the back end and I've always been more of cannabis guy than Some of the other things that may be out there And so when I got right into the interview process to really be able to be like Oh yeah like I really like we'd Yeah and here's all the ways that I like it and here's all the different things that I've done around it and like it's a little bit of a change of pace But that's too you know recommendation for folks looking to get into the industry. Be Very honest about your cannabis experience because this industry is like being built built on folks that were in the closet. I guess on their on their cannabis. Wow Are you kerr with a senior career with a K.. Kurt with a K.. All right no reason for that just had it on So aw also is there. I like how many I imagine a lot of people come up to Kurt. How do I get in on the shit like I want? You know even even you to you know what I mean. There's got to be people who are all over it and it's just like dude you don't even know like there's probably so many steps it's like the big thing. It's all like her fucking Nicholas Shays about to be a billionaires William. Mary's in in the game and Ohio. You know what I mean. Yeah so my question was there but you could run with them whenever you want so. I was actually reached out on Lincoln to for this job. Just based on previous sales experience as well and you liked that you were your you know your profile picture like yeah yeah no sorry. Continue work so they will. If you see my Lincoln photo now like you it's Zubec- Christ your cranium. Village actually use the bank across the street to be honest with you did you. There you go so sorry. Scar continue no so when they reached out to me. The interview process was actually pretty aggressive and like multiple interviews and Just understanding your intentions within the industry showing that you truly believe in the product and you truly believe in helping patients as as well and you also enjoy cannabis and enjoy just like finding ways for other people to enjoy it as well okay. How has made it public do you? We know what they're taxing on this. But they're gonNA be taxed on this. Once it goes legal we do. Yes on the wreck side It's going to be an F.. I'm off by a little bit. You'll have to forgive me but it's GonNa be about thirty-five percent tax up to on on a state tax and then local municipalities can get between zero and four percent. I believe is what it isn't again. That might be off by a little bit. How does that rank amongst amongst other states to be honest the tax structures and other states? I don't totally know. Our medical side is taxed at one and a half percent so that's you know. Pricing is extremely competitive but on the rack. EXIDE I. It's you know it's not going to be the cheapest game in town definitely but I you know. I think this is a good opportunity to say. You know. There's a lot of advantages from buying through you. Know the the illegalized market Biggest thing is third party testing. All of our products are are grown in medical grade facilities. where you could virtually eat off the floor? I don't suggest it but you could And then everything goes to third party testing which she can't necessarily say from your street guy so there's just a from a safety standpoint that premium we believe is definitely. You're walking a place with lightstone lightstone like an alley. Yeah Yeah Right Allie. Do you guys deliver. We do not deliver and again i. I know Chicago loves their Delivery Services But rather than getting into a two thousand one Toyota Corolla you can walk in to rise mandoline and You know get some some very high quality product and like everything's common right. The sodas the fuck in the edibles everything right. Yeah everything's going. What's the weirdest thing you've seen it like you're you can't believe it So I I will say this and I will. I will give the caveat that it has a big medical purpose but suppositories So suppositories help with a lot of menstrual cramps Hamson different things Related to the lady issues But definitely I would say for me and my canvas experienced prior to the legalize industry getting in there and and and seeing suppositories on the menu was a definitely a little bit of a surprise anal thing they put in your funnel. Yep So people who all right. Do you like it in the but like that suppository depository Tampa you. Just patch it on. I think of it as like a stick it in like a GEL bullet djelic jamming coming up there. Or if I'm into it not a pulse. Bears go to the playoffs scheme. Will you please we we could. We could talk. What about you? Erick you lake suppositories like You see that's going to be hard pass and I think the Nice thing to note there is we don't have to worry about. The bears go into the playoffs. All Right is Chicago. Bears Pack are going to be everywhere as it's going to be like vape shops or is it going to be a little more methodical so there are multiple scattered throughout Chicago. Like there's one walking distance from my apartment right now And then there's one I'd say roughly every suburb. Maybe just like skipping one or two but yes so the city of Chicago is going to be broken up into seven districts. There's going to be seven dispensaries on onset in each district within the next year and a half that could be doubled but basically the initial licenses will give seven dispensaries in each of the seven districts. The goal of that dispersion is to make sure that there's a dispensary or easy access to all the neighborhoods within the city not just focused on river north or whatnot But really spread out through Out The whole city so you should see that'd be popping up here in throughout the year all right. Well I am interested though. Like you know if you if you go to like Denver or you're like going going to the smoke shop it it does feel like Or not the smoke shop I apologize he gonNa like the dispensary. Some do have like that like it's like an old movie. v Rental unit that smell. It just got like old Kinda vibe like Shitty vibe like you guys are contrast against that please yes so walking into dispensary you know you're in a dispensary because you smell weed immediately walking through the doors and then you walk in and it's just very nice he's like Nice Glass or nice showcases with what with like product displays and all of that. And then there's just Multiple patient care specialists specialists are also knows bud tenders Claude tenders customer service and. That's yeah I'd say the experience that you'll have Illinois in comparison if you've been out west is it's going to be a little bit higher class class experience And I obviously we haven't seen the new dispensaries that are opening up but the ones that are currently out and you know operating regularly It's it's a quality experience like you don't feel l. dirty going in you know you're you're talking to train professionals who really know what they're talking about and you can kinda talk them through what you're looking for out of your experience And they'll point you in the right direction and you walkout feeling good and not like something. You should be ashamed of like you're in an alley. Yeah that'd be good you know. Fill up some Vacant storefront is it. Going to be storefronts he gets taken over like the old sports authorities. Ladies or what. You're going to be big. I think it's going to be big. I don't know if it's GonNa be quite like sports authority. You know like a big target quite yet. I mean maybe that's that's somewhere we'll head but yeah for right now it's a moderately sized but Bigger than this office bigger than this office. I'm they'll call you got anything else and then I mean I got plenty of questions does talk afterwards though Ed guys this is great. Thanks for coming. Is there anything else you want to get out there. Kinda let people know that we didn't ask. Yeah I mean I think we're just excited for For wreck coming on here. We're GONNA have some big events at rise Monday lineup in my line. Four January first check out Our Brands Rhythm Dog Walkers and credible Z- When you get into the stores and definitely if you have any questions is Reach out to the folks in the dispensaries and we'll be more than happy to help you get set up what about the guy in Illinois right. Now he's listening. Oh how do I get medicinal. I can't wait till Jan one. Yeah so the medicinal program was expanded big time this year anxiety chronic pain. Those things things were added this year. So if if that's something you're interested in definitely talk to your physician any of your physicians can sign for it or in the reaction. Excuse me the right direction But that being said Yeah I would just talk to your healthcare professional fucking Kurt. I'M GONNA be mad all week that I couldn't break you down attorney into you. Know what's all right. The gas mask on them next time. Yeah we can. We can talk after. It's all right good Kurt Eric. Thanks so much. Thanks for having US wherever psyched to be here. Great Yeah hopefully you know. People got some knowledge on it so be great all right. That's it for today. Everybody we will cut you tomorrow.

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Test Only

The Sober Sherpa Podcast

18:47 min | 10 months ago

Test Only

"Welcome to BMX teacher with Byron Tgi Friday. Everybody. Welcome and thank you for listening to be an ex teacher with Byron Tgi Friday and just what the heck is. BMX teacher well. You go to the website and our home base at BMX teacher dot, com if you go to. There's two. Pages where I describe what do on how I do it hers a Meat Tgif Tgif. Was My nickname. My name is my last name's Friday so we'll heads TGIF. And then there's a page. On my story. Why, I'm actually put together. BMX TEACHER DOT com, and what are the reasons why I'm doing that and. I'll just give you. A short version here is that. Back. When I was A. Student in in junior, high and high school, I aspired to be a professional athlete. Professional BMX racer and I achieved that dream. I, far exceeded my expectations. I exceeded my wildest expectations and dreams. Being blasted where traveling around the country traveling overseas. one for some of the best companies in the world having my own signature bike. Making the finals at. World Championships and being nationally ranked over multiple years. Then when I was done. Making a living am I. Say making a living and earning money while riding my bike for a living and traveling the world. and getting paid to do so. I was blessed in that I was offered opportunities when my athletic career was done. By the way I have bronchitis right now, is it? That's why my voice sounds. You might say raspy. so anyway, I've been blast with a long career in the bike industry and what I'm doing is I'm giving back by posting on BMX teacher. Audio lessons in both audio taxed. And I'm sharing Essentially I'm sharing what I've learned over the years I'm sharing my vote my most valuable life lessons. And my most valuable insights on one of learn through not only my own, my own trials and tribulations in life and as an athlete. But. Having spent time with some of the most iconic and successful athletes it'd BMX mountain biking motocross. and. So, anyway get that's that's. That's the brief description there so today. We are continuing par two. Of a series that I'm doing habits versus inspirations does is part to. If you go to post earlier below this post. You'll see part one and that is about almost thirty minutes. And so, who is this for the this? The I want to get out of the way the prerequisites. So that, you don't listen to this so if you listen to this. Maybe. You shouldn't have, but here's who this is for. This lesson is for. This lesson is for any athlete. Who's committed and willing. To taking direction. In other words ache, contender. So the power the. The topic that I want use or they scouse. Accuse me not the topic, but the title. Then when describe here, is that power of willingness? Now one thing in becoming a championship contender athlete rains through. And is undisputable. Is that very few people? That want to become successful. Actually become successful. Most people. Most people's dreams. Elude them. And would have been sharing this podcast. are kind of sad, but they're not very popular topics because. They require that you the listening audience look at yourself. and. Be brutally honest. And a lot of people are unwilling to do that. V Very few people! Are. Willing to self assessed, assess skewed me and self diagnose their strengths and weaknesses and then. Actually. Through something about changing the situation. So. Most people don't get it. They. Don't get that the unpleasant. And hard work is usually. To Stop that makes. The most difference. In the end result so. The hard stuff. The unpleasant stuff. Is this doubt the makes the difference in a long haul for you to develop into your full potential remember? A lot of people confuse. Activity with accomplishment however. Many many people do not focus on improvements. And Constantly. Reaching to the next level in their potential so I'm GonNa Right now? I. Try to make these. Audio lessons not are. Are these podcasts not too long? And as clear and as powerfully powerful. Excuse me powerfully focused. So I'm going to cut to the chase anger, get right to the brutal honest truth. Here the Neil. Most BMX years am Put forth. A half hearted commitment in their career development. And just why is that? Number One. Don't have the people in their lives. That know. And understand the truth and the lies about career development. Number two. The underestimate what it's really going to take to get the job done. Hence? The have argued commitment. Now I got I got now what I just said. I say well not resonate with with with most people listening to US so number three. When the Athlete does how to write coaching and mentoring in place the are often unwilling to implement what they have learned. Because, they didn't die. You did vice and the wisdom that they received. Ninety, nine percent of you are going to blow off. The insights tonight share and his lesson. It's the truth. It will not resonate with most of you. and. That's okay. Yeah, I'M! For me. If. There's one person that this resonates with, and they understand where I'm coming from, but here's why I gotTa say is that? Most people don't become successful, and because they underestimate what is going to take and I'm sure we'll do is like the secret inside formula, no cloth. Anyway As a young athlete, you're not likely to buy. Value the wisdom from the highest level. You just not that experience and you just don't value it. Therefore, most of you will underestimate the power of the insights share. I spent thousands of hours with some of the most successful athletes the world. The most consistent and common denominator of those who do not succeed is lack of willingness. I'm talking about the big picture. Folks this. Is that the thousand? Foot perspective. All right so I'M GONNA. Give you if you're willing. Some homework care and I'm going to ask that you do. That I WANNA. Post this on the website. Our comments available that you can make a comment on the website and then also. Posted on my facebook page. Many people do not have. The willingness to take direction. And learn what they need. To Change. The problem is that the typical athlete does not have the discipline to implement what they know they need to do. Yesterday's advice does not get implemented this morning or the next morning, hance. Advice and wisdom is blown off and that athlete continues end mediocrity. Mediocrity folks. Is One of the single biggest contributing factors. TO ATHLETES! Who achieve, success and do not choose success. Look at yourself. Here's a part of the homework. Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself. Is Mediocrity. Getting in the way, Of Your personal development. Your dreams. And your desires. Okay. Anyway. That's the lesson for today. And hopefully some of you can relate to this. I'm really sorry that. My my voice. Is really pretty much out of that. This quality audio is not gonna be that great, but the main thing is that I'm sharing my lessons and Hopefully that. Will some of you who listen to this can't take advantage of what I shared. So that concludes, today's lessening now for some post lesson. tidbits on where I want to take. Be annexed teacher and some of obstacles that I have. primarily. Right now BMX teacher, which by the way I forgot to say, this is primarily the name of the program. Is Athlete, career development with Byron, Tgi Friday. And feature it will be Byron Tgi Fridays and friends. The. The website you are l.. The LINK IS BMX teacher. Nice simply use that because it was short. But the primary name is athlete Career Development. With Byron Tgi Fridays. Right Now! The website that I'm hosting is not a optimal situation is a big pain in my in a big pain in my behind when I need to do is There's several things that I need to implement to get the website and all the lessons to where they need to be so I can become as efficient as possible and so that These are things that edges need to produce this this program. Here's on my list of things and the reason why listing these things is I'm. I'm going to be offering an opportunity for founding partners with me. Who See! The value in what I'm doing and would like the opportunity to be identified forever on the website. BE ANNEXED TEACHER DOT COM, ask founding partners. That you know, I can't do this by myself. Actually I could if I had enough money. I I'm suffering from FIBROMYALGIA and I. I'm working part time right now. and my income isn't what it. Normally would be up so anyway. Here's my wishlist for the website. And that is. I need to get a wordpress house Dang. I need to get a wordpress professional theme. I will list the prices of a future when I post this. My wishlist on the website I'm not going to do it this week or next week, but I will feature I will list the prices associated with my wishlist like the website. Hosting is Cup and everything pertaining to website. The security patches the plug. INS is probably going to be five hundred bucks a year. It might. Be Seven, hundred, fifty, but That's I can't underestimate. That asked to be done, right? It really holding me back right now. Severely, it's killing me. As far as time goes computers right now I'm recording on my cell phone because. My laptops. Don't have the capacity at the moment to do my recording. So what I need to do is I need to get. A. Audio Technica Mike a new. Get some other miscellaneous. PODCAST recording. tools you know how those less listed, so the recording set up. I mean could be anywhere from a couple hundred bucks two thousand dollars, ultimately I want to have A. Mobile set up so that I can do interviews with industry members and an other athletes. And next on the list. is a marketing materials like doing brochures and business cards, but I will list as on the website you know essentially doing all the things that are real company would do. Optimally. Is My desire to take this thing full-time an and. I have I'm offering these lessons free. Right now, and there will always be free, but what I'm. Going to be doing as a opportunity for monetization and earning income is offering personal coaching. And Doing Group Group, coaching. And doing speaking engagements. So anyway. For me, This is something that to date I've gotTA. Learn to do graphic artists that graphic arts. Learn how to do all the art work. Learn out. Do Process the recording engineering learn how to host a podcast. Learn how to. The learn how to? Get My. podcast published on Itunes, etc, etc, so currently I have extensive I mean I got. In reality, thousands of hours into this, but. I'm I'm rambling on here. So! We're not just described is an opportunity for some similar US Some of you would like the opportunity to become a founding partner. in the founding partners page will be photo in your name, and possibly on. You know a short bio. At different levels of contributing founders will be at different levels a prominence on the founding member page. But. Here's the thing I have a vision. Me Here's when I know. That manny parents they cannot afford mentoring and coaching is so what happens. Is. They're often tension that divide the athletes, athletes and the parents. That's very common theme theme. And thing to happen. And for me, I know from FAC that. An a athlete BMX Ramona crosser is much more likely to take direction. From Ace set successful outlet or successful razor. especially. Someone that's a very a world class level so anyway. My voice is completely going here, but anyway. my email address is be h. Friday at g mail. And I'm on this post wherever you're listening to it. If it's on your phone on itunes on the post. will be my email address. Also will be my phone number. For, those who are interested in becoming bounding contributors. FOUNDING MEMBERS And that's about it, I have a great day. Thanks so much for listening is Byron. Tgi Riday were either BMX teacher.

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They Interrupted Meaghan's Date

Mojo In The Morning

14:20 min | 2 d ago

They Interrupted Meaghan's Date

"All right everybody wants to know what happened on the date. Meghan big date on friday just to kind of recap what we talked about earlier this morning. So megan the date lasted for a lot longer than you even realized right. You were surprised by the time when you're watch yeah. It was a four hour days well over four hour it was. It was a good time. At least at least it was four hours in the way that i looked at my phone was like well instead of the emoji that you chose to post after you went on the date was christina aguilera from the all excited jumping up and down so you are really excited. You enjoy the state. I just wanted to make sure everybody i know. A lot of people were waiting for a bit of an update and it went well. Yeah yeah we do phone a buzz in the entire time from text messages and all of us wanting to know what was going on because we were sending stuff taxes for megan. Well fun fact. I have our group chat in have had our group chat for the past year and a half mute smart. I knew that wasn't going anywhere so i tried liking. Dm i mean your posts on instagram. Just reminder we want an update right my phone was somebody. And i can't remember who i'll have to go look at it again. Somebody had called me like three times during that my phone was on vibrate my pocket if they know you're on a date and they're calling look and see that is i wanna know friday. Oh i don't even have this number save Google sure your car warranties about a spam service kidding badge that the spam service trying to interrupt date the first date you've gone on in three years and the spam service so rude said it went well even ended the night with a kiss. And you wanna what kiss by the way. Yeah ok to that. Want to be a gentleman. We need like romantic. Okay all right so this is the in by my car. You walked into my car and you. You only went to one place right. The restaurant where you had dinner right drinks okay. Correct and he walked back to my car and said oh my god i have not been on a date like fifteen years. I needed this. Thank you i had a really great time. He's like me too and then he was like a by walking away. And i was like excuse me sir. Excuse me i literally pulled out so much attitude. You really just take me out tonight. Here's oh i'm sorry my bed. And he came over okay. I felt and then he walked back to his car. And i got into my car and then instead described the case where did he put his hands on their tongue. I want to know everything. Obviously don't regret back. I didn't think to take a full mental. No of everything that was happening in my surroundings so i could play it for you kiss she. It was pretty quick. Tilt kiss like much obliged to say it. Didn't it wasn't bad. i don't wanna say out. It was very nice but it wasn't like a as you make that. I hate the if it wasn't was it open mouth or surface a little bit of both slight l. You pull you close when when he kissed you or did it was the hands by the sides. I don't know. I feel like guy. I need the i no. I don't think so. Dj probably die. You didn't put the takeout on top of the car or something now and and i had person hand and my keys in the i. Don't i feel like it was quick. Quicken said bowl like it wasn't too crazy There was somebody that interrupted the date though. Yes and it was really rude. I'm kidding 'cause i think he's listening right now but how. What are the chances of this. I swear to you i out of like everybody on the show they'll all. I'll vouch like i have not left my house in a year and a half like i just haven't i'm fully vaccinated now so i'm starting to go back out into the world so this was like my first kind of out in the world. No family kind of deal and The the place that we went to his brand new in downtown never heard of it before. I ran into so many people that i knew. It wasn't even funny. I walked in and my cousin and his wife or there. And as soon as i walked in he was like what are you doing. You don't come outside. what are you doing outside. I said i have a date. He's like with us right behind you or not gonna point. That's weird and immediately. He turned around stares at. The dude gives the head nod. I sit down five minutes later. He's lacking over given the up down trying to figure out his life story trying to scope out. If i'm allowed to be on this date with this guy and let me just tell you right now gentlemen ladies do not need your approval on a date with but it was really nice at the same. That's wild wild. You have met on dating three years but yet you haven't been out in a while and you start running in your very social person. You start running into people you know on the date i had. I can't believe they didn't realize listeners. From the detroit area for some reason. We're down there. 'cause they were like listen to you on nine five five which i was like. You're not from the situation. Not no freaking clue came over talked for a few minutes. I had some friends. So i haven't seen in a really really long time. They were sitting at the bar and talk and my cousin and his wife came over to. It's just like you don't even know if i was around the way for four hour. Just a meet and greet meghan. This is a power move to this. Makes you look really good to this. Guy like wow. She's super-popular. I'm really lucky to be on this date with her. Which is funny because it brought panic attacks back to me because my axe who i dated hated that this would happen would make a really big deal that we did not have a normal life where we could live and i i love it. I love meeting listener. I love taking photos. I love chatting. I mean i i. I talked with some of our listeners. Regularly that i haven't even met that i consider them friends. I never really. I love it but my significant other last time just absolutely hated it so i started getting us. I would love to know if any of our listeners have ever been on a date and somebody showed up on the date. That shouldn't showed up or or all my time or have you ever had the waiter or waitress. That is the talker talked to so much that you don't even get a chance to talk to each other. That's happened numerous times. And i just knew immediately. This was not secretive to me. The group my family's group chat was going off as soon as he walked out of the restaurant bar high. Hey barb this a good sign isn't it. That megan's date lasted as long as it did. Yeah mine lasted from like one in the afternoon until about ten o'clock at night so thank goodness what we do. We went to the we hung out at novi fountain place. We went to a The sporting goods store to buy some hockey team. We went to a movie. We went to beat up or something that was there. We went to the place of the arcade ended the night at tgi. Fridays isn't it true that they say the longer. It lasts the more opportunity. You have to have more dates that that actually is a good sign. I think so because we're going on eleven years marriage and to kiss our next second date was the next day the renaissance fair and then hockey game so it was again. Nine o'clock to ten o'clock at night that could be assigned for meghan. I think that fast but that was a. That's a very very good sign Thank you for the call. Somebody showing up at the date. That shouldn't have been showing up at the date. What's up shelby. I i actually. I my daughter on a wednesday and people With us for years years ago. And i remember him but and then by the end of the day or by my actually getting all number i haven't by call. Oh i'm so you're out with your daughter just doing a mommy daughter date and you ended up meeting dude on the date but previously well. Is that awkward for you. Because your daughter's there or just you guys talking code now. because he didn't even remember me you on introduces remember you. So he so he walked up and he thought you were hot at that date but then didn't even realize he had gone on a date with you before you went on a date with somebody else but we were like one of those like cloud. She plays his number to go out on a date while he was on a date coming in from over complaining about car. My car complaining at the table because you guys are having conversation. I was really weird. Because i i knew but he got like no wash breakfast. Yeah that's interesting. I can bet. Exactly how i feel right now Voices guys this next one here because of that. We're talking about the time of the date. In how important that is what's happening. Who is hi. It's maureen so. I have the worst day in history Set up on a blind date. One time we went and got ice cream. You know he's really cute. We stood in line. There was a kid in front of us who dropped her change so he decided to pick it up and i was like. Oh that's so nice of him while he picked it up and put it in his pocket. I walked out of there so fast. I never saw him ever again and i was mortified. Like he literally told this little kids change. Wow the guy that you are on the date with amy. Yeah yes thought. He's going to pick it up and handed her no. He picked it up and that was just like oh. I don't know if he was so nervous and he was like didn't know what the hell he was doing. Really cheap was like oh goody. Wow one minute lose that guy fast to tony. What's up it's mojo in the morning show. Good morning hi calling. My mom used to go on dates from online. And there's three of us girls. We actually crashed many of her. First date really yes. She would always tell where they will be going what they'd be doing and What would you do next to them at the next table. No it'd you probably three or four tables off and kind of just just watch. And i think that's kind of your mama with the guy that he she was on a day with no that his you know that her daughters were there after about thirty minutes or so we would or maybe an hour depending on what was going on we would walk up and introduce ourselves afterward or she called us. She'll be like oh my god. How embarrassing but trying to sabotage your mom's date so that she wouldn't be dating we actually she needed to believe me We have always been i in her priority so when it came to her dating like you aren't going to date anybody unless they are the best and we're gonna check this out. Make sure everything. Yeah kinda speed. Jordan has a question for meghan about the date. Let me end with jordan. What's that so everybody's talking about how the day and all that have. You talked to upset that or is there class per day so just a few text messages back and forth. Nothing too serious Flirty sort of not really. If i'm being honest and he just kind of text me hope he had a good rest of your weekend so he was really busy. I was really busy also. I think it's funny that everybody's like oh my date. She's gonna marry this book you guys. It was a date. He's really nice like joking. Obviously i i call flower girl duty. I don't even know if i wanted to just like kim. I'm no pressure on it. But i that texted he sends you. Hope your weekend was good. Is it great. That's great because it's it's reaching out. Well that's the other thing too is contact. Him is good too. Because you're leaving them hanging a little bit into right. I'm just you know this is not a big deal. I'm trying to live my life like this is not a big deal. It was fine. I am not getting wary between us. Curls was it wasn't a big deal honestly between us girls profile. Don't want just amazon prime. you won't is mojo in the morning.

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Are Assessments in Coaching Really That Important?

Coach's Copilot: Your Online Business Manager Podcast

20:37 min | 5 months ago

Are Assessments in Coaching Really That Important?

"To have a question for you do assessments. Actually make a better coach about thirty one ward. We're getting ready to talk. Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It's my pleasure to welcome you aboard the coaches co-pilot podcast today onboard. This flight we will be serving tools tips tricks and strategies so you can have success working just fifteen or twenty hours a week. I'm your co-pilot nicole banda's founder and ceo of virtual eighteen a boutique online business management agency. Now please fasten your seatbelts and join us for the short flight to help you grow a thriving coaching business around your life. That's the question we're gonna be talking about today thanks for joining in on today's flight with the coaches co-pilot and today we're talking all about assessments using them in your coaching consultant business. Why do we need them. And what are they there for. And i brought on the assessments expert. Today rick bauer's because he's got all of the knowledge and all the information and he's gonna help us figure this thing called assessments l. wreck welcome to the show. Tell me a little bit more about who you are and what you do x. Nicole glad to dear. Tgi success insight to the assessment company. We build design in distributed assessment. So kind. Of what i've done for the last thirty two years of my life and thirty two years ago i would have never said that this is. I'd be doing for the next thirty two years so it's been an interesting ride. We live in a laboratory so people are really the the results in the input and output of what we did because as you respond assessment. We regurgitate back out Based on the science that were were using whether it's a behavioral science a motivation e. q. skills. There's a lot of different things that you can look at so just understanding. Kinda how to ask the right questions and get the information Reposition it into a report format so tell me a little bit more If he had to give assessments definition for those that are you know. Maybe they've done. These lake buzzfeed quizzes. Or whatever i mean. That's kinda like the lowest level of a of an assessment. Tell me what is an assessment. There's a lot of different ways to to think about it Like a survey that you would do. Three sixty survey could be considered an assessment It's really it's a questionnaire so it's a series of questions a lot of a lot of assessments in the in the human resources space with a human space Ask you the same question a little bit differently over at so that you can get more information and more accurate information about the person so our number one tool that we have had for the last thirty. Plus years is a a behavior based assessment or disc. The ifc and that one. It's a twenty four question. Assessment where you rank a series of words from highest to lowest. That are most likely to lease like you. And based on that. That's where the information in the report comes from this. You know it's it's good information to to know that into know what the basis are. i mean. Obviously the more scientific i guess. Maybe that's the word. I wanna use that. An assessment is created. Because anybody can kind of go through and ask a few questions and technically. That's an assessment. How accurate is it. How how good is that as an assessment so a little bit about from your experience like the disk and some of the other assessments that t uses what what is the science behind him. What you know what goes into creating effective assessment. There's actually quite a bit. I mean you really have to kind of have your your underpinnings of the theory that you want to utilize and then you have to kind of start building the questions that you're going to ask and then There's a series of Reliability studies and looking at chrome box alpha and different ways to score an assessment. That really make it make it or break it in terms of accuracy and there are as you said. There are a lot of things in the marketplace where some input him to put them together in their basement and threw it out. There and said here i am. You wanna try it. As opposed to like i said we we've been in business for thirty five years We have a team of research research scientists on staff that Go out and we have. They collect additional data so that we can make sure what we're asking is measuring what we say it's measuring and we've taken it a step farther as well we have a full on. Ekg machine where we do a lot of brain research in house so we flashed the words in the assessment on the screen And then you see what your subconscious is actually doing. And i'm sure that i'm not using quite the right terms. Compared to what are our phd's but in general it's really getting the subconscious with that. Your brain is giving Prior to you clicking the computer screen and so we can see what your brain is saying. What you're either agreeing with overriding. From that. Decision making process so we've taken the validity beyond statistic. Cigarettes is the best medical that nets. That's really smart. i think that's i didn't actually know that you guys went to that level. So that's really good to know now. How does approach or how would they so anybody. Can you know they kinda go through these programs. And they get their certification to become a coach coacher or they decide that they want to become a consultant and they sit down with a client or too. What does an assessment help them to do with that client lease way to understand it. Is that when we get a new computer. A new tv any kind of electronic equipment and machinery that comes with an operations operations manual and people don't and so our tools our assessments produces reports. That really could be considered the operation manual for the employees or for the person that you're coaching so it allows that coach to have a better understanding of who they're coaching understanding. How they prefer to do things why they prefer to do what they do. were eq- levels. Are they going to react. Positively or could they have bad reactions and so it really gives that coach the depth of the person prior to starting the coaching relationship. So it it really kinda put you on the fast track to coaching. Because you kind of understand what's going on with this person and then as you go into understanding where maybe they're having some issues in their career or wherever you're trying to coach them to it allows you to have that operator's manual and say okay. Let's talk about this. Let's talk about these different pieces. Where where do you see communication issues with your colleagues. There's so many different ways that you could utilize that assessment to fast-track the coaching process to get you to where you really need to be. And i think one of the other big benefits is that when you can administer the assessment after you've gone through the coaching with your client as well as before it shows the client the progress that's been made it's concrete. It's like here's the facts. It's not just a well. How do you feel now compared to how you felt back then when we started so i think that's a valuable tool as well so they are show many assessments out there. I mean everything from disk and strength finders and You know mary briggs and god showed me. My head could starts spinning when i start calculating all of these. How do i as a coach. And i know that. Ti has a variety of assessments. How do i as a coach know which ones to administer when and make sure that i'm giving the client the best the best tool for the the goals that we have in mind great question. It really depends on what you're what you're trying to accomplish in the coaching process. If it's a if it's a very high level executive and and they're going through a merger and acquisition and they're really struggling some things you may want to go to our highest level of assessment which has four different assessment tools based on four different sciences. And it really gets into everything from this to motivation all the way up to. How does this person think. And so there's all the different levels or maybe you're in more of a casual coaching relationship. And you just want something as simple as a tool which this really gives you. How does this person prefer to do what they do. How do they prefer to communicate. Where are some of the areas that they could improve from a behavioral standpoint. And so there's all the different levels In terms of what we have to offer. And there's a lot of other stuff the marketplace to everything from some of the free ones that you can go online and do that you mentioned in the beginning and kinda. Get your get your simple. Maybe it's a what kind of animal you relate to kind of thing as opposed to really going more in depth and so you kinda get what you pay for and are the latest one that we just came out with. It's called an engagement report which understands what you need to do to create that employee experience Where the person can be the most successful so this is something we're really excited about. And sometimes she just happened to get clients like me. Who when i take assessments all of the low level assessments just pretty much across the board. Say we don't know why you are so then you have to go to something a little bit more advanced in a little bit more complex and i'm sure you guys have tools for that so go ahead. I was just gonna say as as we went through the early stages of the pandemic in the shutdown we actually created a very short simple one Called working from home. That gave you some tips on how to work from home communication styles that you could share with your colleagues whether it was through zoom or over the telephone just kind of have a clue on on what are some things i can do to make myself more effective. How can i share this with the people that i'm dealing with now on the telephone or through zoom versus being or being in person prior to that. Yeah that's sad. That's so smarten. It's it's really taking advantage of a scenario that that really demanded something to help people kind of through that transitionary phase. So i'm glad you guys did that. Now we hear virtually team come from the perspective that a lot of our clients are in overwhelm already and as a coach can be listening to this thinking. Oh my gosh. That's one more thing that i have to manage. I have to send these assessments out. I have to process the responses. And i have to kinda worked through all of the details and i happen to know because some of our clients are. Ti clients That you guys have a phenomenal back. End to To the assessments. Tell us a little bit about that. And how that can really help coach or a client to to make using assessments in their business a lot easier. That's one of the things that we really focus on. How can we make it easier for people to buy. Or how can we make it easier for people to get what they're trying to accomplish and so the system is very simple. It's a matter of just typing in a name to the the length that you wanna create and click a few options and here and then it gives you a code that you just forward to your client client clicks on that and then they respond to the question here. Once it's done the questionnaire automatically or the the report automatically comes back to the coach and then you can go from there. So it's it's a really almost a seamless process than if if you wanna use individual links for different companies you can or you could just have one for all of your coaching clients and so it would be a very simple process that anyone can really do and we have a full staff to to help if you need some support on the phone as well. So it's it's really seamless. Yeah and your staff is great. I know because. I've i've gotten the opportunity to work with them directly and talk to them on a working with a few of my clients so they definitely you know. I can't speak enough about true. Authentic customer service. And i mean it's a it's a cliche term these days but you guys really do go above and beyond in that area so so tell us a little bit more about You know some of the things. The different tools i mean. You've talked about this kid. I know there are some other tools. Some hands for executives. Tell us a little bit more about some of the tools that ti has as i mentioned this around The longest four. That's what we started with back in the eighties. We then added something. That was looking at motivation In our current version is called driving forces. in what are those driving forces that kind of gets you out of bed in the morning. Those carrots that you're chasing And does your job provide that for you or you just working on your job enough to to get out on the weekend and do the things that you're in enjoy a so that's the two of our main ones. We've also have a very strong e. q. Assessment emotional intelligence looks at the self awareness. Self regulation motivation and then social awareness. Social regulation so. I think that one's been a really Really important tool during this last six to eight months where we're all a little bit more stressed than and things like that and so you have to really say Am i a good place to do. I need to clear my glass a little bit. Or how do i regulate myself to regulate this meeting that. I'm going into so that we can get the outcome that we want to get in. It's all now different on on zoom versus person. So it's it's something. I think is really critical. We have A sale skills assessment. We have Competency assessments that. Look kinda what you've been recognized for in terms of self management personal accountability resiliency problem solving this twenty five total in that tool and then i mentioned the the axiology tool which is kind of how do you think do you filter things through people through tasks through systems both externally and internally We also have a str- stress assessment that goes into measures the level of stress for the person as well as level stress within an organization. So it's kind of a diagnostic tool for the organization and then for most of our assessments. We have a comparison to over. You can compare to people and Compare a team up to two hundred people as well. So there's a lot of variety what you can do and we're one of the few companies in the marketplace. That also has the job side. So we've created questionnaires to let the job talk going through a benchmarking process. And then once you've created the key accountabilities or the key performance indicators than you can utilize that to respond to job questionnaire. You have apple to apple comparison whether you're using it to coach your client into the level of position that they really think they can be in doing succession planning or just plano selection in hiring people to To fill those vacancies at the organizations have what What t t. I seems to shine at really. Is they even there. Just profiles are are. There's different versions of it So that if a coach or consultant working one on one with may be an executive leader or a another entrepreneur or a mom out there in the world. There is a disc platform that fits that versus somebody. That is an employee n. Is trying to accomplish whole different set of goals. So it's unique in customized language to speak to the audience that the coach wants to work with. I think that's fabulous. Yeah that was something that Bill bonds sitter had a vision to do early on so he took the assessment news able to produce a general Sales virgina customer service version. And we've had several others that were there over the years. It may be worn as successful but just that mindset to really say how. Can we take this information customize to the specific type of person. That's a utilizing the report so just it just makes it a little even more personalized than it already put. This is This is so important. And i think that assessments are a very valuable tool when a coach can lean on them and not depend on them like one of the things that we often see when our clients. I come in Because we work from a lot of the marketing perspective of things as well as the admin we hear a lot of coaches that in their marketing. They're talking all about the assessments and for us. The assessments are a tool to accomplish the goals. They are not the advertisement for why you wanted to work with somebody. Do you have any sort of help with the nfl. Totally asking the cuff. I have no idea the answer to this one. But you guys have any sort of support around using the assessments in marketing or in You know bringing on nuclear intel. Yeah our our marketing team has been doing a lot lately in terms of building the support materials in like a quick start guide. We have Tools to help you kind of put out social media posts and and things like that. So we've really tried to focus on How do we help people sell. Because a lot of our Value-added associates are great facilitating their great at coaching their consultants. They do all of these there speakers and trainers and all that and the one thing that they probably like to do. The least is cell and so if we can put some of those tools in place and make it easier for them than they appreciate. Add it kind of helps them keep that funnel. Even though there's there's times or the funnels overflowing and they have more business than they need. It's it's still good to kind of have that peace of mind that there's something there that they can utilize. Yeah you guys really are a complete package for for that. And i think it's definitely one of the reasons i wanted to have you guys on the show. I appreciate it so much. Rik how can how can coaches that are interested in in taking a deeper dive and look at ti. How can they get to know you and you don't connect with. Ti directly other website. Is t t. I sl dot com. It's ti success. Insights dot com. So that's the best way to get started. There's samples there's all sorts of material there a place to fill out a form and we would get back to them right away and give them some ideas and some of the things that we really we really focus on his. We give you tools that allied. Ask the right questions to your clients. And i think that's a big piece of whether you're selling your coaching or just working with your internal employees. It's it's where to ask the right questions so that you can let the let the client or the prospect or the coach for senior coaching. Talk yeah so valuable for sure so if you enjoyed this episode i actually want to hear from you. I wanna know did you. are you using assessments. Did you get some information out of this. That maybe you're gonna now move toward using assessments. Join us over in the coaches co-pilot group on facebook. It is called the hangar. Of course because we have to be all branded with all that cutesy stuff. Join us over there at the hanger and tell us all about how you use assessments in your coaching business. Who wait to hear from you and join us next week for another awesome flight of coaches co-pilot. Podcast we thank you for five with us today. We appreciate your business. Look forward to serve on future life.

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TGIT! (Today's Guest Is Tammy) !!!

Too Many Podcasts!

36:26 min | 1 year ago

TGIT! (Today's Guest Is Tammy) !!!

"Welcome to too many podcasts the podcast about podcasts. Now podcasting from the SHERP. On Mount Pud Kostya, he's your host Jim podcast. Cher PA welcome to too many podcasts? You can check this show out. My website, Sherp, pollution, dot, com, or on your favorite podcast, which is maybe what you're using right now. Hi, how you doing Jim. The podcast Sherpur here and I'm sure you're wondering. Who's guest today Sherpa? Who's our guest today? Show Pa. Her name is Tammy, and she has a facebook live program, not yet officially a podcast, but when I get the details I will let you go you rebels. No, we need a little positively these days, don't we? So, why don't we make that our? FEM-. It's the week is A. Week Yep positively. That's as good a theme as any and I. Think that her facebook live program will inspire you and her podcast likely will when that gets off, the ground as timmy likes to say Tgi T, and I say he G. I. Audible. That doesn't even make sense, but hey. Let's swing into the commercial. Today's guest is being brought to you by audible, and you can get a free audiobook download and a thirty day free trial at www dot audible trial dot. Slash Sherpa there's over one hundred eighty thousand titles to choose from for your iphone, Android, kindle or MP three player. I write in for a little bit of positivity. Sure you are. Let's take a listen to my conversation with Tammy. Hair rebels on the phone going old school well SORTA old school. We that phones. There's no rotary on these things. Talking to my friends. And after numerous technical difficulties, we have made it ear to the telephone conference room of the Sherpa Xiaowei. And she hosts a facebook live program and soon. A podcast could be filling. The ARIZA five cast. Yeah, so everybody say hello to care me Hey Kevin. How's it going? Hey. That's my little famous point. Phrase right there in my fans love when I say hey hey. I wonder if. We worked more difficulties. We finally got it going. We, congratulate ourselves right, yes. Yes, that was quite a fee, but we accomplished it on proud of. That's right and we'll. We'll take your way for that right. Yes for sure for sure. Okay. What does she when we? Get to know you a little bit. tell you a little bit about yourself. Well I am forty five and I am a mom of fix. And I'm really really into my health and fitness, so I really take care of all of that. And I really have just went through a major transition in live, and so I'm really starting at this point in my life, and that's a big deal when you're forty five. And I actually had a a near death experience. And that's what just kind of spiraled this whole thing into motion. And once I went through that event. It caused me to you. Know question, everything, and just have a whole new mentality on lie, and so my health and my fitness and everything became a priority and just my mental wellbeing spiritual wellbeing. And of course with going through what I'd gone through the biggest thing for me was that I. Now had a mission in life of course I've always been a bone I mean being a mom is the biggest part of my life, and it always has been but up to that point you know I. Really was just focused on being a mom I didn't really have. Have anything for Tammy. per se a mission, and after that event I actually had a mission in life, and that mission was to turn the thing that I went through into a healing journey, and to actually share it with other people because I knew that there were other people that also hurt out there and so I didn't want my pain to be in vain. I decided that very thing. This pain will not be in vain, and I'm going to help if I can just one single person a day. That was the goal. And, so I started doing facebook live on my personal facebook page and people really started resonating with them, and it really started touching people's lives, and I was getting messages, and you know I'm of course, not a counselor or anything in that profession I don't profess to be, but I'm just being real and being me into sharing my personal daily thoughts and the things that. That, I may be encountering in order to help someone else. And while doing that as I, said, it started resonating with many many people and people all over the world, people all over the country people that know me or have never met me and I would start getting messages and people sharing it and getting lots of us, and so it's just been quite a journey. and. It's been very exciting to be able to touch those labs like that I. Get a lot of messages from people that help and so I continue to do that. You know because it was making a difference. That's that's my mission is to help one person every single day. That's the whole thing is just one person you know if there's one person out there that needs me or that needs that message of inspiration of hope. You know to know that they're not. Not alone and that everybody goes through hard times, and sometimes we have the great times, and we can share those as well so that's really my mission is to help one person every single day and not only do I share just like facebook live, but I'm huge into positively because that's what helped me get through so I post things constantly. That are very positive that who I am you know just within myself is a very positive person. You know everybody like a comeback. Zillion, but I guess that's probably what they can relate to new. The I wish that I can do what she's doing right now. What was like the for that? You took? Oh, the first step I took well. There were many I started doing a lot of teams outside of my box. You know I was just like okay. You know I'm going to take you know I'm going to go join a gym. I had not done that I had not ever been at a gym, and so I started with a personal trainer, and it was very different for me. I'd always worked out at home and had great results, because I was determined and dedicated, but then I decided. Decided I can take this to the next level and my health can because there's always room for improvement every day. We can be better than we were yesterday. And so that's something that I've done you know and it's hard when you've never done that. It was so scary to walk into that place with people for so that's how like I. Did a facebook live about that? You know like. Don't be afraid. I was scared to death. But even if you're just keep Goin' and push yourself and go for it, because now it feels amazing when I walk in. People know my name and they're like hey, so good AC- girl like your back so that's just another little small. Audience that I've shared with my friends and followers and fan, but had encouraged them, and they're like Oh. Wow well. If you can do this at forty five, so can I because a lot of times we made that extra little push from somebody. That's real to say oh. Yeah, if she can do it I can do it, and so that's exactly one of the ways that I would say you know have stepped outside of my book, but my. My entire mentality in life actually changed because of that that very traumatic event that I had some other way that I've changed things is I decided to travel, and that would mean traveling alone, and so I took self-defense classes and things like that, so that I like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu branched out and just went into class. These are all big things I'm very petite. person and I was like if I'm going to travel and I'm going. Going to be out there in the world, I need to be able to protect myself and so those are different things that I've done. You know to enable myself to be able to travel and to do those things, so that's a lot of what I've done. Also you know I just would book a flight and go and go to the beach and spend time there. You know that's my happy place. That is the happiest place on Earth for. For me and I just got back from there this weekend. the another way that have stepped outside of the box is to travel alone and just go for that. You know and just spend that time. They're alone and reflecting and looking at my mission, and you know what I want to accomplish in my life. So that's another one of the things I've done. There are so many like I'm night and day like the last several months. A completely different person it's it's exciting when you decide to do something and make a transition like that you know sometimes you're not always given the choice. Sometimes. It's just something that's brought into your path and you have to do that, and so it's nice to be able to share you know the way that I've done that with other people to try to assist them with their journey to. Hear anything that you wish that you could expect to the Tammy from pre death. Experience knowing what you know now. Knowing what I know now, yes, and I'll tell you a little bit about that something. One day you know after that near death experience. I woke up I realized that. Every single day is a gift and you truly do not know if that day is going to be your last day, and so another way that I changed my lifestyle with you. Know I used to always do the same exact things all the time, the same restaurant, the same food you know the same whatever I got would be the same the same dessert, or what have you and I decided you know I, WanNa try everything I can try because this could be my last. Last meal and if it's going to be my last meal I don't want it to be the same. You I've had for fifteen years per. Se I want to try something different, and so I would just get my steak. Totally different way instead of butterflied well-done. You know no pink at all I said well. Let's try maybe well. Let's try medium rare and let's Kinda. See exactly what Tammy really does like, and so now I prefer mistake. Media will instead of well-done, no pink. So it's just amazing how your mentality can change your entire lifestyle, and so I try not to go to the same places I try to branch out and. Most of the time that's alone and there's nothing wrong with that I'm very comfortable being with myself and enjoying life, because if today is the last I have then I'm going to go have that lunch. I want to have or that meal and I don't have to depend on someone to go with me to experience that it gets my last day. I, want to experience it to the fullest. So this is what happened with that I embraced that mentality okay, and when I was working out and I was still working out at home at that point, and it was a Friday morning and I was doing my workout now it's like Oh. It's Friday Tgi. You know that famous little phrase you hear Tgif it's Friday, thank God Friday, and it stopped me in my tracks, and I. Mean Literally I by myself. You know working out. And I was like wait a minute. Why does everybody wait for Friday to be grateful to be so happy to be alive? I was like every day is a gift. That's the mentality. Mentality that I've adopted, and I was like it should be t G. I t thank God. It's today every day that you wake up and so I started thinking like that and I started sharing it I immediately due to facebook, live on it, and shared it with everybody, and they were like I've never heard that in my life, but you're so right. That is very powerful, and that was back in I. Believe November that I first shared that I believe November of twenty nineteen, and I started just hash tagging TGI. It TV it and thank God. It's today and sharing that and people started catching onto it, and it's becoming like a big thing like it's getting out all over social media and I. I have people write me I get hundreds of messages a day. My inbox is so four now can't even go through all of them. Everybody's like Tgi. T you know what a what a wonderful saying. What a wonderful lifestyle and a phrase, and I love it and thank you for giving us that and sharing. Sharing that and I was like it's just. It was a gift to me. You know like God shared it with me that mentality and I embraced it and I I share it everywhere I. Go what I do every day and I actually had like a fan. You know. Send me a a water bottle. And they had it written on there like engraved on their. Thank God, it's Today, so it's really really taking off. And the mentality is so important, and you know Jim I would find myself waking up and thinking what stay. I would have to look at my phone to see if it were Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday because I honestly wouldn't even know. I really really live that life where it's just today. I'm not concerned of what day of the week is. It's a gift and it's today, and so that is my thing that is not mission to share that. And to help people grasp that and to embrace that lifestyle and treasure that day that we are given because it truly can be our last. Just a huge part of my heart is to share that vision and that with people. It's kind of in step with what you're saying. Taking something that you're doing every day and looking at it differently I i. had someone contact me, and you know a mutual friend of ours and say hey, you know when you to take us somewhere. This is there. You know you've got you know thousands of followers and you know they're loving it and they love this thing so then I ended up creating a facebook page or fan page, and so I'm trying to share everything. Everything from that now and just continuing to share the messages and go on the journey I'm still in that transition stage, and so you know there are hard days, there are great days and I. Just try to roll with that you know. Try to roll with that and just share when I'm going through with the people and I. Get the feedback from them that it helping him and so that that's what matters to me. That I get to do that every day. What a Cook! Feeling and wonderful feeling that I have within my heart every day to know that. Somebody out, there was touched from what I've really heard, you say so far. It sounds like you're definitely very spiritual person. You're in touch with your spiritual side. I definitely am I believe that it was nothing but God that saved me on that night. I, there was no other reason that I should be here except for that and I've always been very close to guy, but after that you know I. I knew that he really had a plan for me here and that plan is for helping other people it's it's not about me. It's not about anything to do with me. It's about that positively sharing that hope and letting other people know it's very important for me to encourage and into to inspire other people to know that your story matters because you know one day I shared on facebook live that I can share. Share my story, but that's not going to resonate with everyone and you know I can't touch every single person you know. Everybody has a different story in journey, but you the person out there listening right now you have a story and it's a ripple effect, if you till your story just to one person and it makes a difference to them then you can encourage them to do the same, so I call it that. That ripple effect I wanted to inspire other people to share their stories because somebody needs to hear your story out there, you're listening and somebody needs to hear your story so I always encourage people to share it and people ask me how and like with a friend you know with a neighbor with someone you know at Church or in a group you may be in or on a facebook, live or just a tweet. An instagram post you know there are so many ways to share your story, and it can impact so many people so I really encourage people to do that because we need to hear people's life stories so that we can encourage one another with that hope. I know you. Your podcast has started up yet, but that's really a large part of having a good podcast. Because there's no, you know most of the time, there's no visual medium attached to it, so it's. Just a lot of good storytelling weather it's fictional or down to earth or something scary something that that affects people makes people want to listen absolutely and That's why I have been encouraged by so many of my friends and followers and fans. You know like we want to hear a podcast with you. We want this and we want you to have guests on into. Do this and I. I would be honored to do that for them. You know if that's what they want. I want to be there for them in and every way that I can so. I'm definitely working. Working on that and looking forward to that I think that would be such an honor. You know to do what you're doing to be able to hear somebody story. All the time like that is amazing. You know because I don't just have a story to share. I WanNa hear other people's stories and I. Get literally you know hundreds of messages of people telling me their stories people that have cancer people that have lost their spouse or loved one, and they want me to encourage them. Pray with him, and I always do, and they especially love on facebook. There's this feature. You can actually send a little voice clip I. Don't know if you're familiar with that. You can actually hit record and sent. A message and so many times you know I will just do a quick little message or personal prayer for them for whatever they're going through, and they have responded. People responded like you know just overwhelmingly. The you do not know what that meant to me. That was personal and you took the time to do that for me, and that's my heart. That is my heart. That is my whole entire being is to do that every day. Like I, said for one person, so if one person asked me for a prayer or tells me something about what they're going through. I'll just say hey, you know I'm going to say a prayer for you right now and I'll just say a little prayer and encourage them and let them know that they're loved, and it means a lot to them so I'm I'm feeling wonderful because I get to do that and that they want that. So. I I'm really loving that sometimes people who live there live not knowing that they've put the lives of other people. It's great that you get that sort of feedback there any special circumstance that stands out for your experience doing this so far. oh, yes. One day I was really you know like thinking Oh. What am I doing? These facebook lives like they don't matter. You know nobody cares you know really. Does it make a difference? I'm just not GonNa, do it today. You know I feel silly and I I'm always nervous when I do them every time you know, I'll be shaking, and I am I'm always like hey, guys, you hey, hey, and they. They love that little. Hey, hey, it's kind of a nervous thing. I'm like I I'm just real on just me. I'm shaking, but I'm here and so I really really struggled with doing this one facebook lobbyist one day, and the next night like that night, he this gentleman had written me, and he said I. Want you to know that I didn't WanNa. Live and I saw your facebook live this evening. And you encouraged me to keep living and I was blown away. I was blown away and he was like because I saw that I'm still here. And so that was incredible to experience that that's one of the of course. The biggest ones that ally was saved just by me, being obedient, getting on and sharing a story that I was even struggling to to do thinking it didn't matter and here was this one person that was saved and I just told him you know I was just being obedient but I, asked him and encouraged him to still seek help because I'm not you know a professional counselor? Anything like that I said. said. You know you had that moment and so i. want to ask you to still get help. And he wrote me back and he said I did I, did so I went and got help all because you asked me to and I just want you to know that for me. You're like an earth angel, and I hope I get to meet you in person because you really saved my life, and that was very powerful for me, so because of that now whenever I feel that feeling like okay, you need to get on a facebook. Live and talk about this. Because of that man I don't hesitate anymore. I'm still nervous. I'm still shaking. Feel nervous about what I'm doing because I'm just getting on their sharing my heart I don't i. don't have a script I. Don't know you know exactly what I'm going to say. There's nothing scripted. There's no one to help me I just other than the Lord, but I just get on and share my heart, and so of course it's it can be very nerve wracking, but because of him. I'm like I have to do that. If I'm feeling it, then there could be another one of him out there and so that's very big for me. That's That was a huge moment for me. That changed that. That fear of it not mattering to knowing it does matter and keep doing it and there there are numerous stories that have like that numerous people that have contacted me actually had a local person local lady. Right me and say I've never met you in person, but I've seen you here on facebook and we live in the same town, and you know your facebook lives, and even your posts have gotten me through so many hard time, and she shared with me some personal things about her life. She's been through a whole lot in the military and things like that, and she said their days that I can. Can hardly get through the day until I see your posts. And then they encouraged me to go on, and she said I've actually had a dream. And you were in my dream, and you came to me and said you're going to be okay. You just need to be yourself. And she said so I haven't met you, but you came to me in a dream and I was like wow, that is very powerful. That's encouraging that that I you know meant so much to someone and that they felt that encouragement, so that is That's really touching. You know that she felt that way and that it made. made a difference in her life, which is all that matters to me that it made a difference for her, and so that that meant a lot to me so I've had many many stories like that There was a lady that I met with her in person, and we had dinner together. A few of us together did we had met? We hadn't seen each other in years. And we're all here locally. where I live and I was just sharing my story, and how I had emission now, and she called me the next morning crying and she said I need you know that you changed my life. And I was like how and she said because I went home and I had to dig deep. And I called my husband and said you know what I never had a mission before, but because she shared with me, hers, it encouraged me. Come dig deep, and to sit here tonight and define Mon. and now I know mine, and so she's off doing her thing, and I'm watching her fly, and it's amazing, but it touched me so much that just shoring my little story that is just my own little thing you know has touched. These is like that and mission accomplished. You know if I never touched another one. Those were enough. You know each one of those was enough. I'm sure if keeping score, you know after the first one everybody else's just a bonus. Oh, they're all each. Each one special so special to me like each person and you know I have so many that me, and there's so many that are faithful, and just always commenting, and you know TV, I t, T, t, T and I just love it, and so even the logo that I created for the thank God today has like a little sunshine on it because I want everybody to know that it's about that little today. It's a little sunshine that when you wake up and you have that new day to embrace it, so it's really neat. You know to see everybody embracing TV it and sharing it on all forms of social media. It means a lot to me and I really hope. It is my goal, and it is my hope for it makes TV I F obsolete because I. Really Want everybody out there to get that TV it mentality. Thank God. It's Today. I literally. Wake up and say it every day even on the hardest days the days that you cry the days that you're going through the things that we have to go through. You still can have that mentality and you. You can still feel that way. It's not always happy and rainbows, and yes, my little sunshine logo, but it's about the mentality, and that even on the hard days I still thank God today, because I'm still here on the live. And I'm breathing, and so I'm very grateful for that. I'm grateful that I can be here and just to share that love with people. You were saying that you get nervous. Before you, you talk, I. Guess What it is. Is that because you don't you description? You're speaking from the heart. You kind of making yourself a little bit more vulnerable to people that are listening to every word that you're saying absolutely, and you know like you and I, you know I was. On with you I was. Like. You're. GOING GONNA have a conversation, but I feel nervous every time because there's still no script right now, but what makes it easier is that you can actually give me feedback. You know you can ask me a question and we can talk when you're on facebook live. You're just talking. There's no one to talk back to you so I'm just on their. Just bearing my heart, and being completely vulnerable and always say this unjust being transparent I'm being completely myself and just getting on here. Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I laugh and you know. I had this really I call it obnoxious laugh like I'll. I'll get tickled, and I'll have to really funny like Kinda loud laugh, and I'm like I hate my life and I. Like please don't stop doing the hat I. Love Your Laugh so cute and I'm like Oh I hate it and they're like I love you. It's the best part of your facebook. Live and so I'm like okay. Okay I'm just me, so they love my obnoxious laugh. Even so I, love that they love me that much. No loved them that much to. It's really funny. It's really fun sharing live for these people. People and getting to know them and you know like come through. You know they'll say hey. Let's meet for coffee and I actually get to meet you in person and I'm like I would be happy to, and so you know I can meet up with a group of people and we have called coffee, and it becomes reality, and then your real friends. That's really neat. That's the great part of the journey and. Four to have in moments like that where you know, they can come in and you know we could have like some kind of setting record. Meet them in person, and of course doing podcasts, we'll be part of that as well and I also do have a book in the work, so that'll be another part of that another piece of the puzzle, so lots of exciting things some super excited and you know it's hard as That experience was that I've gone through I. Just I have to look at it and say it's worth it because now I get to help other people and see like right now. I want to cry. Because I have so much gratitude and my heart. That I could make a difference in one person's life. If what I've gone through can do that then it was worth it was worth it in every way shape and form, and that's what I WANNA do. We'll also probably work for us that people can detect sincerity, so they know that like you're speaking from the heart and you're. You're bearing your soul and you know. It's not an act. It's just you being. Tammy and you know people out there I figured I'd like. You're not gonNA like make their own judgments and I'm sure the people who see something in you that they wanna see themselves are GonNa. Be the ones that are going to be your most rabid fans. Yes, absolutely and you know people right me and they'll say I love Ti, it, thank God. It's today, but I'll always say thank God. It's Tammy when you come on facebook live and I'm like really and they're like. Yes, when you come on, I'm like. Thank God. It's Tammy here she is, she's on facebook. Live I'm so excited to see her and I just thought that was the sweetest thing. What a compliment you know for someone to say, thank God. It's Tammy, and so that's part of what we're trying to decide about. The podcast name will be. Thank God, it's today or be. Thank God it, Sammy. You know we'll have to ask the fans you know. They're the ones who will support it and help it grow and share it and listen so I will definitely leave it in their hands, because that's what matters to me what they feel. But what other podcasts do you like to listen to? Oh I like to listen to a lot of like mystery wins. I love her life. When I listened to the one I can't remember the name of name of it, but it was the one of the the real life story of the girl in Georgia Tara. Think her name is Tara Tara. Excellent the her life story. She was missing and it was this huge case like a cold case so I really. Things like that. Yeah, the ones like that Lots of great ones out there. There's so many to choose from. There are yes, there are. Keep your share a busy. Oh yeah, absolutely, but it's great when you're working out or when you're driving, because I would prefer to learn, so I'm always loving to learn anything I can learn and so listening to those when you're driving and such is just wonderful you know, and it's like you've got somebody right there with you, and so it's really fun and exciting to hoot we. We have a portion of the show, and it's called shameless self-promotion same lows. Promotion. Let our our little rebels. You're listening to know how they can get a few or. Any of your social media things that you're on. 'cause they can We can follow you as well. Absolutely I would be honored and I would love you. Come in share the journey with me and show you me. Share my cue and yours with me. I created a new facebook page, and it's simply called Tammy, so it's t. a. m. m. y., and that's on facebook, and then they'll be connections to my instagram, my twitter, and of course just I have a personal face, but but I think it's I think it's completely filled up. Up almost so just the facebook page Tammy is the most important, and of course there's probably going to be youtube to come and definitely the podcast and all look for the Hashtag. T. G. I.. T. so that is the little Hashtag, created Hashtag, the it thank God today, and you can look that up on instagram. Twitter facebook and you can find it all on her, because that's what I'm doing. That's my little baby I. Call it my baby. Well, I say Tgi Thi. This gal is terrific, and her name is Tammy and. Our appreciate you coming down to the surface La. We like to thank the airwaves that we have work today. Yes, we did and I'm so honored that you had me I'm grateful and I appreciate you very much. If. You haven't heard about anchor. It's the easiest way to make a podcast. Let me explain it's free. There's creation tools that allow you to record an editor podcast. Right from your phone or computer. Anchor will distribute your podcast for you, so it can be heard on spotify apple podcasts and many more pod casting platforms. You can even make money from your podcast with no minimum listenership. It's everything you need to make podcast all in one place download the free anchor APP GO TO ANCHOR DOT FM to get started. Let's get back to the Sherpa. And now it's time for Sherpa suggestions. For this week, stripper suggestions I got a little help from a website called happier human dot com for podcasts about happiness and we have. TAMMY's soon to be podcast, and of course I can't forget I. Friend Mr Howard. And we doing it and also my friend Deanne. Goodman's in better news definitely podcast. You want to check out if you WANNA have a smile on your face, you also have happier with question Rubin the Good Life Project School of greatness with Lewis House the science of happiness. Thatcher kilner the one you feed by Eric, Zimmer and Chris Forbes, the daily boost with Scott Smith earn. You're happy with Lori harder positive psychology podcast live happy now adventures in happiness with Jessica ortner and the kindness project with Father Daughter Duo Chris in Charlotte. I bet you already got a smile on your face now or are you just waiting for that stimulus check? Thanks so much for listening guys and Gals and rebels of the pollution and especial thanks to Tammy and win. Her podcast is up and running I'll be announcing that for you on my social media pages now. Where am I sold media well? If you go to facebook, twitter or instagram and look for sure pollution, just click follow, and you can follow me on social media, and you can hear what's going on and whom I've spoken to, and you'll know when new shows are. Are Coming out. You can also see the schedule of each month's shows by going to my website shore pollution dot com. You hope you enjoyed the show and we'll be back next week with Fisher screening room. Here's a guy who's always happy. I think he's been sneaking into the liquor cabinet at the sharper shall, but I'm not gonNA. Say Anything Mr Bruce. Oh there you are yes. Could you please Huey when the door I thank you, sir by rebels, Viva Leisure pollution. Thanks for listening to too many podcasts. Please dispose. You can go home now. I said you can go home now. Viva ship Aleutian. Be! Ownership. y'All. Come back now here.

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#047: Tiji Thomas w/ Chris Ross & Wes Baiz

The Win-Win Effect

1:08:15 hr | 11 months ago

#047: Tiji Thomas w/ Chris Ross & Wes Baiz

"What's up? Everybody? Welcome back to another episode of the Women Affair Podcast. We've got a good for you today. Really go and I'm really excited West. Tell a little bit more in depth about. What's going on guys? Today's Great Episode Today we have T. Thomas it was I can tell you. This was one of the most impactful episodes that we've had so far. Chris tumbled more about why we want to have TGI on old firm I. Man we cross past and I think it's just two worlds collide around like seven eight years ago I don't. Don't even know when to be honest with you. It seems like forever. When he came into my life, and we met we indirectly in were selling into independently for you know one of the international schools and education programs and he's was always top guy. He just always top guy when I came on board, I was young whippersnapper and kind of getting involved with. Online type of sales, education and whatnot, and this guy was just doing big things doing big things, not just because he's really inspirational, it does a lot of great things and noses shit. It's not just about that man. This guy is just a good dude inside and out from his family life. You know him being a great. Father Him being a great know husband him being a great salesperson him being a great whatever son. It doesn't matter this guy, just awesome. Awesome. We have very similar methodologies of understanding you know both sides at a buyer seller relationships, and how much that plays into doing the right things at all times for yourself, you know buyers and sellers and companies. It doesn't matter. Needs to win, so we had to have this guy on before. We kind of go a little bit more too much detail I. Don't know if there's something that maybe we need like flash on screening or caution for people not to missed like some of the Golden Nugget. This guy shears man like West give the listeners a little bit more of an idea what we're talking about absolutely. I mean I would say. This is one of those. Those episodes you WANNA listen over three to five times. There's just so much information there. The fact that we want even over what we usually go when when it comes to recording these podcasts, and so there's so much great information they're listening for how for all who all of you? Who have followed US and season one listen to how there's parallels with our philosophies and yeah, he's. He's one person that believes in value I and doesn't need. Need to sell anybody. That's why you know unsettling training dot com as his website so listen. It's going to be a good show. Yeah, well amoral man! Let's let's just bring all my friend. This thing this do let's do it before I bring on today's guests. If you're watching us on, youtube mixes, subscribe and hit that notification bow, so you never miss the fire content. We're bringing you every week if you listened in from your favorite podcast. PODCAST platform be sure to subscribe and leave us a review letting us. Know How you're enjoying the show and there's always follow us on Instagram at the win. Win Effect to stay updated on upcoming shows and get exclusive behind the scenes footage, and lastly fill out the feedback form, and letting us know how you enjoyed our guest today, and which guest you would like to see in the future now further ado, let's get back to the show. I, don't help me in welcoming. Tgi Thomas to the show. Welcome Hey. You Know Ox. We go way back. We're always getting bro any. Early excited to have you on the show it's been. A long time coming for those who perhaps maybe don't know the story behind tedium myself. We go way back probably close to six years now or so. Maybe longer than that six years, at least yeah, right so and you know you've been around the sales game a long time, and we have very similar methodologies of understanding. You know it's not you know. Trying to close clients and cl-, pitching and hard closing in selling, and the old techniques do it at a very an emotional intelligence type away an unsettling type of approach where there's no pressure, we're trying to knock down all the objections. And I thought that you know, bring you on his show. For a multitude of reasons was important but the for that specifically jumping ahead of the objections, and knocking down all this for types of barriers or buyers, you know resistance in which ultimately to Byron more should be tried to Hartselle someone so I appreciate you coming on T. G. Man, I guess from listeners for the most part we don't know much about. Is kind of shocking if they don't. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and why you do what you do a me. ABSOLU- and give thanks for having me on, you're right. We go back a long way and a lot of our friendship has been because of our lyman values so I so I've actually been in sales for thirty one years month thirty first year, actually in the sales business in I was when I came in at loved it also at this is so cool, because I was not in that environment might I was from south ended up bringing. So now, saying South Indians is we been very conservative since like people that the business owners at. Seven elevens of the motels now people get. Northern. Rockies. Bernardo is totally totally different, totally different type of culture. All of my my upbringing was south in which is conservative. They want to be doctors engineers it computer. That's what it what it is, so I. I threw a bug. My mom was a now given Hobie a doctor. Luckily. I can't stay inside of blood, right? Dr So he's going to be an engineer, so I was go. The sounds like this is the route to go, but I was always doing something on the side. That light entrepreneurship is to having newspaper round aces subcontract Size do allow those type of things. And then when I started selling housing really liked how this process works in what have I got introduced to sales? It was very high-pressure and not. You kinda hit on it a little bit earlier. Chatting is a lot of these strategies than techniques and tactics taught or old school stuff that were fifty years ago or sixty years ago when there wasn't social media, there wasn't educated consumer that was out there, so at that age at the young age. I was still like I need to get into a process where I feel good at the end of it because I can't sell in someone. Did they feel bad or it's? a commission, but they're out there. Holding the bag so I was really passionate about finding the best way to sell in head, and have people leave the good experience. So what happened with me? As I was graduating, holiday got a job. In the education system in he math, using a specific strategy called socratic method of teaching, which for your listeners know socrates was is or was around APP. Ask questions. That's what he did he. All the pitchers have a bunch of students around him. He was asking questions and he wouldn't give answers. He wanted them to discover. And that's really what I did I did for several years. It was the best thing to happen to me because even though I wasn't didn't pay that. Much I enjoyed what I was doing, but the awesome seeing these young minds coming up with these answers of high level math questions. About Algebra Calculus and geometry in the fourth grade. Students, so it helped me because i. just ask questions nonstop. Get better at asking questions in a help me in my journey. In. Yeah, that's what's got me to where today because I perfected something. That I call unsettling, which is just anti usher in yet? That's where I got to from doing just Harley making any money during multiple millions of dollars in. After billion dollars in actual sales just using that process where you get people to love the process, love the outcome which leads to Harley, any refunds milk complaints. Lifetime value all those things that you want. See aspects really a like a lawyer podcast. Wayne Wayne because that's what I look at it, right? It's a win. Win Situation When you get your future customer who becomes a current customer client? Happy and you're actually finding success as well. In new touch on so many different things with our listeners and I hope that they caught on to what you're passionate about what drives it comes from within you I mean that's what makes you so impactful with your buyers or companies corporations, maybe a just an individual whatever capacity is, you can feel it coming from you. I speak a lot about that. With people's that use your moral obligations, my moral obligation always do right by them, not just short term, but long term as well so I'm thinking about what's going to happen. You know one two three five ten fifteen years from now you know with this program. It doesn't matter about the the product or service that we're trying to sell we're. We're trying to see okay. How can enhance their life or quality ally financially spiritually mentally in in setting that up as a stepping stone for them, and for many years to common for the Norwich all different types heights, you know in business, or whatever the product is the methodology of obviously understanding you know both of the buyer seller relationship. A lot of people don't understand. How deep it goes, I mean you hear a lot podcasts out there, and that's one of the things that I guess you would say motivated me to put my message out there with the podcast going in because you hear a lot of stuff, and it's all service level, crap, shiny objects in bringing people in old way of doing things, techniques and methods I i. don't believe in those, i. that's one of the things that we share together. As I come from education as well and you have to ask the right questions. You can't just come and just say hey, would you? You like to do XYZ. You have to frame that you know. Tell them why you're asking these questions because you don't want to get punched in the face and I'm not saying that you know in my little country in a face, but you got a frame it in a way for them to understand. There's zero judgment there's there's a reason why I'm asking you these questions and I'm to frame it in a certain way. We understand that there's no judgment here. I don't care what happened prior. I care about what what we can do together and how can serve you? Did you think it was in Philadelphia wasn't in education side? WAS IT in Philly? Starting Philly and then I ended up in Dallas doubt where right from east right and I think this is important for the listener understand so when you were working with those students and helping them in reaching them when a deeper type level was that something? That was a pivotal moment for you when you. Help them reach a certain level success, and maybe broke through their emotional baggage and their layers. Yeah, it was it was it was? It was actually the most enjoyable times? Really my life A. Young Age felt helping because these children are want, they forgot. Assays were inner-city disadvantage. Yes, disadvantaged child so mostly kids people have given up on these kids that had low self esteem that. I didn't really care I like I'm going to on there and I'm going to. Myself you're right the attitude. The energy that you put out there mason huge difference in I just went in expecting these kids to figure things out, and at first they were like what I don't know what the heck has. But. You build success upon success and what we did is we just had them discover concepts that just two examples. Eventually we do some example. Wait a second I just notice this pattern. Is that way so they would figure? Out How these patterns work in this thing with math the central patterns or short at it, so yeah, it was it was great. It was great to see these kids. If we as special education students in our class, that tended to be the top of the class as well so you really wanted to show me was is like said as the energy that you bring the expectation that you have and truly wanted to help people because these kids knew that atkin antelope to high school as well so I did eventually high school kids on top of advanced, Angeles. Kids people gave up on, but they didn't care because they knew that I came in and they. Likely figured out but I appreciate. You'RE GONNA. Figure it out I. Knew You are, but I'm not gonNA. Tell you how to do it, so thanks painting even today that Trans Eight executive that there's people that have had native situations happen. They. You know they were looking for coaching. They're looking in a way to start a business looking. You know how to lose weight looking at funnel set out. They're not looking for all those things to set up a forward to lose weight all these things. There's something else that's making that happen I. Mean could way that their spouse looks could be the way that they're their kids. They don't spend talented kids anymore. It could be a business because hakodate all. They gotta go back to their crappy jobs that they hate so is unless you really find out. What is that the the true passionate? They had what what because sometimes, they don't even know right. They don't even know who has. So I get excited because I get to meet these individuals, and I don't even care about the outcome i. don't care about the sale at this focus on asking questions, and so I can discover naked. Discover why they're actually there and then just work my. To really make sure that I'm taking care of that for them, and if I do all those things. I'm going to get objection. The sale's GONNA come right because I'm focusing on them and I know it works because I'm consumer as well as a as accelerate and I know how I feel when I'm talking to someone who's trying to sell me something and if I don't think they care about me or they're listening to what I have to say. I just shut off right I. Listen, so I I know how important it is from the buyer side so as the seller as me going in I. Know what I had to approach it so I can get them to realize. Hey. I'm here with you to figure out a way to get you what you want. Think it's really important lesson. We just real quick, but that putting yourself in the buyers, shoes or situation is a vital piece for you to become a little bit more empathetic of what they're going through. At that time, you talked a lot about the sometimes. They don't understand the passionate of the purpose the reason why they're here. And, if you're able to. Shed a light on that uncovered that for them, and showed them the reason, the real purpose and a real reason. It's actually motivating them. You don't just have lifelong client. You have a lifelong friend in in that type of situation West I mean talk a little bit more about that with the you know. The buyers understand, or the listeners understand of the buyer's perspective. Y. Putting yourself in their situation is. Not So, and that's where I think t touch on so many golden nuggets there when it comes to that and and it's absolutely important I mean. How are you going to be able to actually put yourself in that position to know what they're feeling thinking? What those habits and patterns are that they have which kind of let to my question to you with you talking about the students so when you made that transition from education to to sales. When, how how were you able to kind of pick off? Those patterns that people have maybe some of those destructive patterns. They. You're like okay. We need to be able to solve this I. To build to move forward, was it? Did it come naturally for you to be able to do that? I was selling at the same time, so I was still selling at the time. Like most of the time when I was in education I had a consulting selling doing something on the side. It just enhanced what I was doing. I tell people aboard selling people say hey, your natural born salesperson in that's sometimes times like a cop out right here it will. I'm not going to be good, but that guy's natural salesperson everyone can figure this out, but you have to have your priorities right you have to have. You have to focus on them and getting them to get what they want and challenged nowadays because I mean Chris early at trainings out there they stay their customer centric, and they're really not Muslim are bailed, salesperson or me centric type of. Situation where you ask surface questions and you get out actually paid for courses I pay courses I've gone a Houston that show the handwork customer centric type of program, and I get there, and the surface level than at the end is all about okay leftovers tactics to get a yes. I do everything we got to get the as we can't let them. Gain that leverage and all that kind of thing, so it's something that's really out that messaging out there when I talked to people's really, you know who've who been through that. They're like Very refreshing makes sense unlike Just put put yourself in somebody else's. She's one of my mentors. Years ago. He was in real estate he he had a great story where he said that he was going out on his very first call to get a listing. Right, not sure what you're. Listening about real estate listing, but really if you want to sell a house for if you have to get a one realtor was going to list your house. Get into a contract. And he said that when he went, he was very unprepared, and he was really nervous and make his mistakes in. He said when he left. It was a it was a forget. Was Agent Household went? We had to take your shoes off. He was so nervous all the time. You messed up and ask the right question when he left, he said put their shoes on and. That's a whole other episode. Right there, I. There's a great book. I can't remember to book. I read about the all the different cultures. Important so important it is and what he was saying was he laughed, but then he came back and did it, but he says in a way what he had to do was exactly that is. He got better, but putting his customers shoes on. The Not Literal Sense. That's great how that story and. That's what happened. Is that you have to go through? Put your customer shoes on and figure out what they go through and more people do that. A lot of these is just gonNA become natural half the things you got to focus on it, and and if you do amazing things can happening, and we're not talking about the area on the all of us, probably done well over a billion dollars in sales, right? Just. We've had that conversation before with us. Tweet US gives close over about one point five billion. How also it's not anecdotal. Words, that's what we're trying to. This is what worries you put fat. Those shoes on go through under the process, and then you just sit on the other side and said okay. That's how it felt. When let me ask I. Can you know? Absolutely for for the listeners T. For and they're hearing this and obviously this is an. It's not theory. Just like you said what would be really the first step for them to start with thinking about? In order to start being able to put themselves in somebody's shoes. So well, the first thing that I will say is put your you're always all consumers are. Everyone's all all already consumer, so when you're out and about people out there to by TV's homes mattresses whatever when you're there. Or, or if you can remember the situation when you go out and the things you have to remember the situation, because I tell you most people that I talked to don't remember, but they don't think about it They don't think about until I ask them to. When remember the situation? They're like Oh. Yeah, that's right. I didn't like when this question was asked. I didn't like how this was approached or I didn't like when I was talking. They cut me off. Things are do people do so? The first thing is really to understand the process for the consumer. So you understand what that is about the other thing is go and talk to your clients your current clients. Also talk to people that didn't buy from me. In touch with didn't by asking you what I really appreciated that. Give me an opportunity to discuss practice. What was it that prevented you from making the decision or why decided to go somewhere else, and it's going to be very insightful to what they say because they. You know what you talked about this this and that, but really don't ask me about this or I didn't think the you're listening to me and you know you have to take the grain of salt naked offended this. Really look to learn from it. Also record your calls depending what state or where you're at your to obviously make sure that you get the permission do that, but recording your calls and teach you a whole lot as well because I guarantee, most people have no idea so what? How many times is the not have response in or cutting people off. That's like the biggest things to cutting move when they're talking and one of the biggest, and I don't even know how to categorize the biggest sins as you could do as a salesperson or coach consultant. Whatever you're doing is if you know that you get one objection or one concern over and over again and you do nothing to. Prepare for it, I mean there's so the things you can't look headed as job. You have to look at it this crap. This is what it is yet. Look at it as your business, your business and you have to look at ways to enhance your business so every I have not met. One person can do this, but at everyone is going to do it I mean they'll listen takes effort. My man takes effort. The effort you touched on so many things and I. I'm really excited the calls going. Where's going right now? Because this is the stuff that I talk about West, a lot with other companies. They looked. We have similar conversations when he's with me I'm talking to the business owners in in you know the people that run the business currently in sales and start talking about these things and they're like what the hell's he talking about. Because, they don't know man. These people don't know how much it takes to be the top one percent in sales, and we've consistently over the years TJ been in that top one percent sales and not just. Doing it at a very high level because we're not just focusing on how much money we're making what we're doing, we're focusing on. How can we help them? And that's the effort that I talk about going recording phone calls. There hasn't been a phone call that I haven't listened to Tgi in seven years. The the next day. I listened to every single one of my recordings. Every single one and I break them down and critiqued them. People ask me all the time. Like. How are you able to do what you're doing with? You know with your tonality. Because I've done it over one hundred thousand times each question. And I'm listening for what they're saying to me. They're not saying to me maybe the. Or the pause, maybe they start backpedaling a little bit, and they don't WanNA share. They shut off I. Know I hit a nerve there. Maybe I can come in a different, maybe framed that question a little differently to touch on something that's positive for them. Re Anchor that type of negative emotion. How can I? How can I remove that? How can I get them to understand more? When I'm asking these questions knowing my intention is pure so i. think that's something. Really important is something. We both share together. All three of US actually watch west effortlessly. When you're asking questions, and you're talking pre call analysis and you're looking into the objection. How can I jump in front of this? How much is that? Come into play with the time you put him way before you make your first call? It's huge. As marketers marketers if you listening facebook ads one of things that. Every Margaret will tell you split testing these. Images you have to test the headline Cop. You gotTa test the color of the by all these things. When it comes to selling I, hardly testing or testing. At all fact, I did a a summit will action. It was over workshops recently where we I spent a big chunk of talking about exactly doing that. Louis you're going to get better. Things is by by knowing what you're doing now in making adjustments over the. Game where be getting the same injection. They're not you know making any effort to change it when you listen, and you hear what you just said, are you? Getting is wait a second. This person is talking about. They have to think about it because they don't know if it's going to be successful in their niche for their industry will incorporate that into your conversation so into the call when somebody asks you John That's it's great that you bought at up. In fact, we had seen exact situation happened with our current client. Ben. He went to the exact same thing he had some of those same data, but he's so glad he's working with snap. Because not only has gotten results he was going for. He's hit his numbers over twenty percent right so he can start doing things like that in your conversation. When you know those outcomes of difference, I tell students especially ones that have A. A script doges. Go off the script in. If you're getting knows, no knows where you're not helping the people that you want to help to keep that same script or outline after Pangea geomancy adapt doubt, measure, assessment, assist split test tasked. You have to make adjustments and most people don't just read the same dadgum script over and over again do same thing that's deficit. We've heard of insanity revenue. Something to changing it. Just don't make any effort to make those changes in it comes back to the top one percent, the other ninety nine percent get. What's the top one percent does, but they just are not willing to do all the things that are necessary. We all know about eighty twenty rule, not eighty, twenty, eighty, twenty itself, and there's you can knits things down. I am not met one person that have done what we've asked him to do that. Don't get results, so it's it's. Getting the. You're just taking action doing it. I would say always split tests or test. Your scripts tests what you're doing when you find new things. Inc again like you said you listen on. That's awesome do that. We listen to your calls and find out way areas you can. Can things down? Maybe ask a separate question or you're like? Oh, my gosh. I didn't realize cutting them off when I was asking my crackly exactly crucial to make a big difference because again as the consumer. Those things that you. Think you hate since you like while, don't think 'cause. The tables flip that it's committee difference. Those are still important to that buyer, so yes, those. That's one thing I commence. I'm so excited for to listen to hear this in hearing these golden. These this is what. A lot of people don't talk about even goes a little further than that and breaking down my calls I actually have sent. Like a automation question near to buyers allows probably four years. The people that I speak with even even today when I'm doing a meeting. CEO's I'm trying to set up new. Business Opportunities for myself. Whatever I'm doing right I cinna post, call question year hits them and talk to me about what happened in that call. You know I mean. How did you feel about these? These types of questions you know. What are some questions that you would like for Chris to touch on on our next encounter. If you're recommended for next call whatever that is that I can't tell you how much I learned from feedback, even negative feedback because I is opportunity for me very beginning next sales encounter site G I appreciate you jumping on a call, a little about three or four minutes early and I wanted to give you a call to kind of make sure that I'm respecting your time. After? Me Reflecting on some of the things that we mentioned in our last encounter. I discovered something that I need to discuss this time to Guinea have extra couple minutes just to discuss it before we begin. Like yeah, okay cookie well. Here's what I discovered I miss an opportunity, a golden opportunity for me to really lay in on XYZ. Why do you think that I'm I'm discussing with you now? That connection that report level just went through the roof. Because I'm taking time and let people know ahead of time. I tend to fifteen minutes for every coaching caller sales call. To make sure that I'm aligning and trying to figure out how I can make more of an impact with you talk to the listeners a little bit more about I guess. Just that initial piece of why that's so important. It speaks volumes for who you are as ethical seller. So you're talking about the specific example yet you the time to reflect back on some of the things that you need to work with them maybe to improve. Yes, so really at the end of the day the way that I approach not as sales, just any interaction that have life is when I entered to that that interaction. are is a person dealing with going to leave with the more abundant life were more abundant, outlook or something. I don't want it to come into a situation and bring people downright I wanted to find it. Enhance it so again when when when when I talked to people about really detaching from the outcome. It's something that I truly believe in, and that's what I teach all of our clients as well as it's really focused on that when people know that when they know that that is the case. It just makes things in non selling situation and you had the. Where we sold service or product. And at the end sometimes, they don't even know what the heck they bought Jack. Name, enjoy the journey. They've enjoyed the interaction and they know that you care you care about them. So when people do these things really to enhance the next son, you may lose at sell but leaking. Get the data from that right to enhance the next cell so for me I. Don't look at things is winning and losing. It's always winning burning areas in anything that you do. You have to learn from I talked to my kids about it all the time, my. Daughter's graduating college radio law school and I talked about Michelle. Get like bummed out of buster situations. You know what K- you just. Learn what not to do the next time, so because sometimes people ask me. Why do you have to do this? Why am I in these groups while not listening to these people? Why do you want me to make these outreaches thin to other people professional you want to. Immerse yourself in there. You WanNa, talk to people have conversations. Find out what it is that you can do to enhance. Them in help them and be supportive of them in ways to learn so anytime he could end up to. You have to learn. Where you can make the next interaction better safe as a take advantage of that, it's GonNa be bad. It's going to be better for you in the long run, right 'cause you have helped. More people make more money. hit the goals. But you're going to serve the more. That's the Cajun's say you, WANNA serve people. You'RE GONNA. Prove it man when what you don't say. You gotTA prove. That proves it right. There speaks volumes for who you are as a person, and also father, which I do, look up to that because a lot of people try to say that they're just big success. Personal Life struggles. I've overcome a lot of adversity especially lately with in my life and learning different things. I chose choose courage over comfort. Comfort in had to go back and realigning my flaws in things that I had to overcome in for you. You know your daughter to say to you at the Asia. She is an congratulations for her going into law school her. Asking you why most parents especially in trying to get into all sorts of cultural background, but obviously culture background from where you come from, it's not like I understand cultures, different cultures, and being very diverse with special to people that I work with. It's usually. When you're growing up and that type of culture and Groman an old school. They don't tell you why. They, don't tell you why. I grew up, not knowing why this my wife and I were both. Can't restrict upbringing. In! We both didn't want that for our kids right so we invite the wide in fact, actually famous for not ever lying to us it'll lie. Right anything as a kid growing of your natural life, but we created the environment that it's okay. It's a safe environment to ought get punished as if you don't. If you do something wrong, then you WANNA get. A daughter's a lot older now, but at that age we. Believe in corporal punishment, but we believe in setting rules, so they understood that they can come out and let us know when when things were going south. We also invited them to ask US why why? Not Growing up one thing that I hate even to this day, even in math, class. Memorize proofs I remember a lot of stuff was I needed to know why if I forgot I needed to figure it out again right so they. X Y whatever. A Beagle something and Dan schorr cat was quoted a shortcut. If you forget, figure it out, so I grew with asking a lot of wise. My parents who right didn't answer a lot of them, but with this environment we created. It's something that has helped. Them A lot because they do ask why and they don't accept things, which is okay, right? We want them to ask US why. Be He'll be okay and create. Environment asks the tough questions. I think that's important. You know and I think. A lot of listeners and most people don't know this about West. West from Third World Country and him being an American, being exposed. To, I guess was say the luxuries of what people have an American. How easy it can be for you to become a millionaire if you actually put forth the effort and time into. Honing in on your craft or perfecting your craft, whatever that is for you west, talk a little bit that type of drive in the different diverse cultures, and understanding how to reach them on in looking at your system very methodically as well. Yeah I. Mean you both touch on some really great things in there I mean. Ask Chris said I mean I came from a third world country and it's funny because smiling TJ was talking because that's how I grew up in a household. Where like is basically like you just shut up you, don't you? Don't you just follow what we tell you to do right? And that's it and and so you know coming over here. I, mean I still had that? That same type of mentality I just did what I was told. But now you know coming to to this country where there's so much opportunity. Like it changed me completely because I'm like Oh look? There's actually a bigger world out there. There's actually a lot more than in. Fighting and bombs dropped from helicopters and stuff like that right and I can go touch that little toy over there not worried about it being a an ID. So it's like a, it's a whole. It's a different type of mentality, and it's just a whole different type of appreciation, and that's also what helps them building up the abundance right that understanding that there's there's so much abundance out there in creating that within the environment with my clients as well. Being able to share you know my story and things along those lines and. Teach you something you mentioned before we get. We got on here. Was the you know the the hero story? Right, and why that's so important, maybe you can touch on that a little bit for for the listeners, and how you can kind of relate that and create that environment for clients using that story. Yeah. Call early today. A lot of fun as we start talking about movies and we didn't want to give. The spoilers. Relates van one actually of fun? So really the hero's journey in the thing that I've found a lot of people that have never heard that terminology marketing space it, but the hero's journey something that feel that it's. About using storytelling. Right your stories when you are. Doing a sales call or just? Over. The thing is the. Thing that I get. Is People like Oh i. don't have any stories. I don't have a story. I I. Just don't what story to tell in. That is allowed of nonsense. Everyone that I met has a story. They don't always know what this story is. So just real quickly. Inawashiro people how I told him how people to do this because it's A. The the talk ahead relatively like blonde. Where like oh my gosh I i. know I can do this now. Just real quick. The Hero's journey is something that. Most stories when you think about. It doesn't really matter if it's a drama or comedy or Thriller, they usually. Some like protagonist there there's a hero that comes into the story in you. Find out about about them their back story, and then they go through a series of challenges they go through some challenges, and it's usually up and down type of battle, and at the end there's victor. Journey is what the story is, so the movies that I talked about today with your listeners may may not have seen I just talked to about three. One was lying king. Talked about sully. Sully which was the airplane movie, and then I talked about homeland, which is which is a TV show. In all of them. The. Lion King without giving it away, recommend. Not for kids is a really good shows for the actors well, there's a young cub that you find that there's a tragedy happens to the young cub and the next year now he goes through ups and downs emotional discovering himself at the end there's a happy ending sully which was about the airplane that crashed landed into the actually landed safely in the Hudson River. Like wait a second. Why is that the hero story? Because he was a hero right, but the movie is about how he was vilified. was blamed for not landing at an airport and movie. Actually really really great movie saw his journeys introduced him find his backstory. through that struggle in homeland obviously is about you know how CIA. Things, like that, where people you have a character in the again up and down, and you have a positive outcome, the reason these really important is when you are talking to you future clients and customers. They don't always think in two D, right they. You talked to them in a tudor fashion, but people think with visuals they think would pictures. So that's why stories are so important. What I tell I saw when you do things like we do at the Glen. Above Board. You don't WanNa make things up right. You don't make stores unless you let them know the situation in a over situation, so what we talked about was. One of the students that I talked with. His client, he helps people who have problems having babies infertility, he nine. non-starter surgical, so he doesn't use surge. He does mindset. It's really cool what he does. He's on a years. His approval, seventy seven percent, whereas infertility treatments sixty two percent. The guy's amazing. Wasn't converting lot of his sales so I said well. What are you doing? So I just went through. That taught about a story. Tell Grind if fad turned out that his act is ideal market client was not that they wanted to have a baby. was that they were pressure from the parents. Grandparents because they wanted to be parents and grandparents. He didn't know that. So I. Start Talking about it do that. And then we start talking about how you storytelling with the Hero's journey in there in After because he had successful clients reformed that he went to interview them and talk to me found out. There was pressure so during when somebody said you ask the question, just saying we're talking about the ADS in question and get to know. What is it what it is they want. They found out. Out that he I do want to have this child, but I'm getting so much pressure so when that was brought up again then what he did is what Joan we had had. This exact same thing happened with our client. Mary, where where what was they had a, they came up with the you know a Greek upbringing in great family like a children were big part of it, and they weren't having children with appearance having united. at story, and then at the Ansi, the person could feel that in three. And at the end they became victorious because they became a client and positive things happen, and they ended up having a baby because they followed his non-surgical process, so the storytelling is a big part of what I tell people. We don't have a stories because you don't focus on it I. Tell You just sit down turn on facebook phone for good our to start brainstorming the things that have happened in your life, the have happened business and personal. Let's say going through High School College your career most. When they do they find out. There's something going on the talk to your clients, your potential clients, your family, your friends or co-workers, your boss, your mentors in. You can get inspiration from those. Though if you can incorporate that in it's GonNa make a big big difference in your life, and yet it's. Time all you guys as well. Thing. We were talking about it. We had a deep conversation I can't remember what episode it was from the first season West. We're talking about storytelling and doing. I learned. Storytelling from watching great comedians. The David Chapelle. Guy For this. So good so good. It makes it makes such a huge impact with because it'll. Here's what a of inexperienced sales people do. They talk about themselves. They don't care about you. They don't care about your success. You GotTa take from another party another source what I. Always use an image especially with the hero fetch word storytelling might be telling a great story, but I like to use past experiences with buyers clients I tell them about exactly what they're going through. That diffuses them and takes their guard away and they're go. They're not defensive in going towards that tension side of it, and having an an a call I'm telling about what they had to overcome very similar to them and how I helped them. Now that so impactful mean so many different levels because I want it kind of helps you with the I guess edifying yourself showing Europe. Personnel credibility when you're looking into that that tell where's the? Where do you typically for? The listeners hit that loop back. When you when you are. Going into the store and you're hitting that that last little piece of when the hero comes in, and they know the victor side of it, and you're looping back negative emotion or coming back to it. How how important is it a hit that loop back on a positive emotion? It seems like when you doing the right way. You don't even have to make okra connection yet. If you're talking on the phone, you know that that person is going Oh, yeah. They're having that energy. If you do it the right way, which is which is why so that you don't use it at the wrong tower is the wrong and. Forget is I also gave the example of the wicker man in skeleton key. If you, if you ever seen those movies, because people love the hero's journey, but on the flip side they hate when it doesn't end the way the ship right right people like that hero. It'd be big Torius scalping, key or wicker man would I directly recommends now as who is out there, but they didn't follow that format, and they both flopped because movie theater companies. Everyone's will try to sneak went in and think people love the entire story before they don't. They need that to happen, so he'd using this. You have to make sure that you do with the right way. It's just looking through a different Lens just like joker movie that just came out like last year. When I think is back in November the only that I remember that because Veterans Day, I went and seen it on Veterans Day I'm here in the UK and the the joker. Obviously, he's horrible, but he got picked on and ridiculed and know made fun of mocked a whole movie it a beginning of laying down that groundwork, and towards in a movie sort of feeling. Sorry for the sucker now. Until they started murdering everybody. That actually happens. That really happens. You know instead of murdering. People expect expect they know he's the hero, but he's a protagonist. Antagonise. They know that I mean Batmans in great example and is Batman Captain Marvel That's the perfect they already. So, it's easier to see on journeys, and they go through all the stuff that Batman went through how he lost his parents, and how that was the driving force, and he had to go through all of these perils and tests before it out what he was meant to be you. Superman loses his parents. So all those types of things are really important when you are doing this in your story in has to be from that same point so I know what you're saying I know. Know what you're going through back I, just vote. We just have a client ask two weeks ago. That went through the same thing when they came in. You know they were actually not even where you're at. They were actually about a month behind on. Do they have their parents sign that they can't do it? They had this happened this happening and they had these struggles, but you know what they said is am going to make a decision today I'm. GonNa Change my life in the. Even, they had some. Doubt about it. They weren't sure they did but today. It was the best that they've made because this is what's happened, so you want to kind of do a abbreviated version of it right had hadn't makes sense has got to fit in his got hit on the exact emotion. Because I don't care what people say would be to be sales and beat is see where they will be to be on. Emotion must nonsense as he has launched its part of every Dagenham. Sale that you do unbeatable been different, it's different. You're dealing with different people, but sometimes as ego is emotion. Sometimes it's fear of losing a job. X Hunters all these things that are going there's. that. They're so when you have, you figured out what is the emotion that they most need to get corrected right or fixed, or maybe if they're looking towards pleasure, what is the biggest emotion that yet? Thank you, you figure it out, and that's when you give that situational example story that. Disconnect with your story what they're going to law? It's almost like hey. Okay I was a cool through. You're not listening to him saying exactly. So. That's why it's important that you treat this as a craft. Because if you do, you'll no reason we tell people to do story, and what? The with my son is a I teach him at a story board because he's right stories now wasn't really that good at it so I taught a story board night we took a piece of paper June nine reggae squares on it and I had him go through storyboarding right because the story is so important he he became a really good writer by doing it that way so I tell you. Have these stories for the situation to don't story the right stories, but what's GonNa Happen? You'll find these stories as you come up with. We'll have a situation that is willing to fit. So use that to make sure that when you pull it out of your, you know your tool belt that is going to be able to fit that situation and what you do it like you practice your craft. Time I. Listened to recordings and the thing is most people are just not going to do this, but if you do it I'm telling you. It's going to be a life changing business any because I. It's just not the practice services. Not Ever. It's never the product or service it might it. MIGHT IT BE? That way. We, we share a very similar method on the very beginning of secreting environment. Letting them know sitting expectations, you no longer have the power to buy what I'm telling you until I tell you you're ready for it. and. Takes, it takes that. Off The table to where they're not focused on a product. Or press yeah, exactly. People will pay in Western I. He's been doing it with me for a long time of understanding. They come to me with all the money in their hand. Over one, hundred, two, hundred, three hundred K. sometimes. What do you want me to do with it? What would you like me to do with? It Chris tell me what to do with it. That type of level of trust there. You can't do. You can't get that type of level of. Without. Perfecting your craft and being empathetic and using your emotional telling talk a little bit about that with the listeners west, so we don't heads, and that's it. That's so key. I mean that's why storytelling is so key in that and one thing that I always want to make sure that I do as telling a story with the with the client. That's why so important to know your client so well is that when I know the pain or whatever it is the blockage. You're limiting belief. That's holding him back as I'm telling the story I'm making sure to stop and asking them how this relates to them, or if this relates to them. Are you feeling this way when I had a certain client? He was going through this and he felt like these two things were actually holding him back where he was feeling really negatively about this. Do you see how that is? Do you feel you know the same way you can? Can you touch on that 'cause? Obviously, storytelling is so important, but how important is it that you're stopping and making sure that certain key points in that story are connecting with a with the client? Absolutely so again, it doesn't really matter. Join Sloop, call or your phone call. I'm one that believes that there's an energy that you're going to be able to know exactly what they are feeling doing. Obviously, you're seeing someone you can see their facial movements, and not or lack of knives, but if you're on the phone, you can hear us Wa because you GonNa, know or follow up with you. You so I'll do things like is making sense to. Are you following what I'm saying? Can you picture and this is one of the things that we don't? We haven't touch on. NLP, but we know where people listened linguistic programming. Where you're you know there's certain things that you do because there's a there's a power between the words. Come out of your mouth. The actions of people do. As I will put people into that picture as well now say. Can you see this happening for you? Can you envision this situation happening for you? Can you picture yourself in this scenario and so I'll even ask them will. If you were in this situation two years from now, you know. How do you think your life would be hiding? Your Life is not having your health would whatever it is. Throughout the conversation especially, if you think that they may be wavering off, I would ask that dismissal. They're sticking with with where you're going. For the most part I do tap continuity throughout it, so I know that they're with me. The Asian will break that state. Right I. Just try to keep stating because I want them to hang on every word I said yes, so powerful. They're hanging on every word in John when this happened. Can you imagine what the pause bit goal bit slower, 'cause you really want them to get that pictures of people. You know this pick. You want that pictures. Forming in their mind and you really WANNA. See that in mid. Can I want you to? You gives that want you to picture this I want you to think about sandwiches. Envision I want to share what would happen with Johnny, but as I want you to put yourself in Johnny shoes. I want you to tell me how you would feel I want so those type of things things when you ask me to do that. They will exact sometimes humiliate. PBS show the guy that died. It was one of the big here's last thing. We have the same last night. Ross cameras first name. The guy will do two paintings I'll. Do. These great! He was great I well. I grew up watching them actually you know. Come on after I think sesame street that was showing my age. Right Alabama as I'm watching it, and I remember when the painting and he was talking, but he's the way that he's talking when he's paying pitcher, not in a high state or low state is neutral. Is Neutral, and it's communicating for the other person to really understand trying to get them to visualize things I'm painting a picture for them to see and once they're able to visualize it and looking at through my Lens. It's over I. By over it, they respect me for it because they never heard it. Present it in that type of way, because it's never about the product to service, and you touched on LP. I there's a lot of holes in L.. P. I have certain views on that, but there's some of the things they use. It is very effective I. Think the biggest issue with a lack of follow up and getting back in that type of motion, because sometimes when I have calls or different depending on the sales process and whatever you're buying. I guess pitches is never a pitch for me, just making decision making the right decision. How much does that come in with you not trying to close on a high note or closing on a low note any always close on neutral. I guess we could talk a little bit about that and also. I don't use a lot of it either the main thing. Do what I share with you. Which caught future pacing? We get people to again. It's about painting pictures I don't do a lot of NLP myself, but the future pacing and the painting. Your picture is probably the one thing that I do more than anything else so in terms of the clothes that when I get, people might close usually very boring. It's it's not. Exciting to. I said he wanted to pay money. They most people say yes, so scattered. You, my client because everything happens before his really. Really the most important part. Yes, the thing I am is a very consistent with my stating. You're right. I'm very even Keel when that happens I. do ask for the money which a lot of time salespeople don't coaches consultants. Altair Pie the number one. Area that I've talked to the vertical. That is has a hard time because they disliked it coach. They want to help people and anything. That's enough right. Not. It's a thin line. I think they need to be a coach. Although complete, you're not there. I'm not sure therapist man. You need to ask for the money so when I do is very. It's very consistent. That's crew. Tell people you don't want to get to that stage and be inconsistent. You do everything that the end. They said they to think about it. Then you're like okay. Why can do twelve payments? or Thing about let me give back with you on like Oh. My Gosh Zaventem listened to the calls on. A. Why are you asking? Payments, so yeah people have very an your in your future. Clients are going to know that they're going to wait a SEC When this happened that you know I'm not can't do business with this person. Even know what the heck they want because it's not about that, it's just so much more if you do it the right where you're not going to get I I need to think about it, I need it CPAC at the money and you're not going to get 'cause. That's more if they perceive us. Commodity want to work hard to not be perceived as a commodity. If doesn't you be dull at than careful the prices, there's something else You'll need out you need to. To have trial closes before the to make sure that they they are wig wanted to be when you ask for the money, never ever asked for the money. If they are not you know right where you want to be in sync with you in you have to understand you're making a recommendation based on your discovery. Their needs wants desires was best for them one two three five years down the road. We've worked on similar projects and contracts together, and that's how we originally met. What have you ever seen me during that time? Take a split payment. Never. That's one thing. We always shared if it's Fullerton. because. It's not about the never about the money. Though that's what that's. What a lot of people! On those teams, they would see their policy. Always doing you know full pays, or you know the extended versions, I guess the memberships for like forever like the hundred K's and Hundred Fifty K., two hundred K. de. How's he doing all these? We! We were the only ones I believe consistently over time. That never would receive anything lower than that. Big One of the biggest reasons because when I just said because. Well, look at it when people ask me about price, you got to be worthy for medium talked about the xactly. You're going to be a good fit for me, so it's so. We didn't talk about today, but I always approaches a two way street. It's a two eight interview. You obviously look and see. They're good fit to get into your program service, but it's. I mean they're not interviewing you. You're interviewing them right. There several times I've talked to people. That halfway through I knew that I mess up. A marketing is not my deal market and I cut it off because they're not going to be my ideal market, and that's the thing you have to remember. If you do these shady ways to get people in high-pressure all they're gonNA buyer's remorse. People are going to refund if they don't. They're going maybe staying community and caused nightmares. Putting negative comments in your community or what I go online. It's just it's not worth it. We don't you don't see that with us. I mean you see a lot of people that go to different companies? And he changed her name a little bit or change appropriate to become somebody else I don't need to do that. Shit I put a paid in got legal to get me. The rights reserved on my name. Because I have one name comes from our is raised. You got one name as my credibility got my name in your mouth. That's that's how I look at every person is ever been. Positioned to worked with me, individually accompany corporation. They're always going to say good things about because I'm never put people in a situation where they felt pressure for me to make an investment I. They've pretty much Abegg meat for you know to enroll them. They was like listen I. Mean Tell me reasons why I should recommend you for this product and service. They're like what I'm. I'm like I would tell you would be in the same sales trainings with me and I would tell other people that on the phone or in that training were like. What is he talking about like? He's completely flipped the table like I would flip the whole table like you. You have to sell me now like. Why should I do this for you? Why should I latch? One of my companies actually didn't put that right into pre pre call worksheets before they even get on the strategy colleague maximum of four-page dot. They've gotta fill out s actually one of the question I asked her. Why would you? Why would I say to you being I? Usually that so that's something we haven't would run a lot of time again. That best one of the biggest things I tell people. Don't talk to people I mean obviously would help everybody, but not everybody is going to be able to you know, be innocent, or they can afford your help or do what you're gonNA. Ask Him to do so. Get at ahead of time so when you're on the call, you're talking to people that can afford you that you are going to be able to listen to you. And then you go through those types of presentations, more a conversation as opposed absolutely, and then like you said the next step in I'm ready to take you on. We're going to this process and you fit you. Check all the boxes. Really next become I. Do that the right way? They're going to say yes, right especially, if you say so, why should you be or what? What what base you qualify? Great insight. You flip a table during the conversation and they're selling you on why they should. Change the game so don't get one of my. Main points towards end there were saying is don't just feel like you gotta talk to everybody no. Respect your time time is only non renewable resource and life. I mean I'm not GonNa Waste. I mean it's not about me wasting my time with someone I'm going to best serve my time in another area with another person can benefit from whatever I'm talking about it. That's all about positioning as well when I explained that the very first calls like the end of this call I'll let you know that I will be. Be Working with you individually or someone for my team will be working with. You individually doesn't mean that you're not the right fit for me. You're starting to right fit for me at that time, because here's my standard. Here's what I'm accepting. Here's in I. Don't lower those standards I get you to try to get my team to get to that level to. To speak with me individually, a lot of people don't want to have that. Conversation is tough for them because they run away from tension Tgi, they run away from it like it's going to prevent them for making money like I. go towards. I want to feel tension because that lets me know that you're alive, and you and you're in. You're interested passion you. You want to do this like why don't want to do this asylum I don't butt heads with people. I come in around the door, even if I'm a driver, I will alter my personality a little bit to be able to come through the back door so that way they. They don't really understand that I'm actually you know insulting them a little bit. So sometimes I do it that way, but and I'm so amazed by in so blessed. I'm so happy. That were able to reach so many people in the podcast or eighty thousand. News new subscribers every month downloads? It just drives me nuts out much the can you know the the listeners are just really? Understanding what we're doing here and we're trying to give it to a deeper level. How good our listeners find more about Tgi well when you said earlier about. You Know Your Book and You trademark name will have the I. I feel the same about. Might name what I could do is so important. Mean I invite people or check anything viewed search TIKI Thomas run selling system everything. YOU'RE GONNA! Find out as positive that work so hard to do that in. The one place I would say have a website set up unsettling training, which I of share with people exactly, how do all of these things in it? Just? There's some good content that they can go. Check it out. Reach out to me. To help, I can do that as well as Unsigned training would be the best way to reach. Me You know t's wanted his people where he's not going to push you away. Even if you come to him and ask them for question, he's always going to be willing to sit down with your. Even try to help you type some type of pointer right direction as one thing that t always have done for anybody I. don't care if they have five dollars in your pocket yet. Five million intriguing same way. Ton Of free content. Free Group that I do weekly content to three times so. Yeah absolutely I one hundred percent. That's where that role is. Anybody wants oneself and I'd I'd like people take action. It's of the biggest. Three of us are to let people know what you gotta take. Action, there is no magic pill. You all can do this. Everyone can do what we said, but it's going to take. WORK IS GONNA. Take GonNA. Take conversations, no excuse to like all not an expert. These guys have done so much UNDIS- start now. We'll guess what we all had. Tackling. The All star that we didn't have to nickels to rub together in said to find a way to go the thing that we didn't talk about today, which I would recommend vehicles get mentorship. Get guidance have to I. Didn't you know for thirty one years I've been doing this, but I've been doing it a high level for twelve years. I guarantee for this for his nineteen years had a mentor or Guide or some place attack shrink the learning curve until almost nothing. I would have been further events. I I mean I'm glad had struggled a lot, so it may be a little bit stronger aid from that all those struggles rights our tell people yet definitely latch on you guys listening to this is a huge huge thing because I know Chris, several podcasts heads of conversation that within a West leading the way you guys are GonNa. You're on the right path and I'm glad that he's you know including me as part of love to help you guys as well so yeah, this tunnel continental, error-free, free gruesome. But we. We all wanted to take action. take action. Put the excuses behind. You don't say but well, but but now you gotta get that out of. You know what an of an insert set of, but I've had all these things happen in? If I listen to Chris in West, this is going to happen and td as part of this. I knew I can get it done. Undo. It stop making. Enact comes from you know your inner believe in abundance Holy. And believing that an abundance like listen I want the best for everybody and I think that's where a lot of people they think that when they go to start something new, they had to be the best. There's a lot of room right underneath that that second percent, the top section percent. There's a lot of room for success in any capacity. It just depends on what type of effort in work you're going to put into yourself. This is you man that. You. You don't eat websites. You don't landing pages international. All you need is a way to get. If you go on facebook now and you start conversations in your degree to coach. You don't anti-beijing need an order form on pay pal. Once a pay you started coaching them. It said don't like Oh. My Gosh. I got set up infusion soft. I gotta get anywhere I gotTa do all his. That's what people do our broke. Right now broke will set all these things. Get get the business colored. Her and What I do next and there's all you know. That are making five hundred thousand dollars a month with no websites, no autoresponder nothing. They got a phone and they have facebook, and all have like a google sheet or something where they send people to with the payment link. That's about it. Keep things. As, you start making money then you can start getting all these other things, but just just just help. People look to help people. Let people know that you're there to help them and help them in what you're doing. Once you get a client. You get them to say Nice. Things about you, testimonials. Ought to get more clients, and then when you start figuring on the Saudi, you get up to ten k. a month or something. Then you start getting all the belt exactly then you start nuts. You do that with your your profits. You invest back into yourself. A lot of people don't understand the different types of income like you see these ball players and people that make a bunch of money and they're they're. Investing on, say investigators, blowing money on houses and cars and watches and shoes and clothes and girlfriends, and whatever and they redefine tax like you. Brawl, you can't spend all their money on your earned income. You have to do a passive income, but when you start making money in your own business, then you, then you set up your LLC, then you sit up your as Korea, growing and growing and growing and growing. Then you have the Nice. You know copywriters, which I think a lot of the COP. Writers are all out there. Then you have branding PR team then you have. That's the growth. That's your journeyman. Enjoy the ride. COOLIO fantastic boy? No hair, but is us all of it West. I mean anything did for the listeners that we miss him just kind of wrapping with this beautiful episode. Thank you. Are. Absolutely there's been so much in this episode. Actually have to write a lot of stuff down so. All the listeners out there. I mean this is one of those episodes where you WanNa. Listen to it at least three to five times. Go back and listen to again and again and pick something new up talked about heading off objections recording your calls testing. Put yourself in their shoes, feedback and the power of storytelling, so just go back and listen for all that follow Tgi on selling training dot com, a follow on social media has been a pleasure. Thank you so much for being on the show your. Love Foot. Off. Man.

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Extracurricular Activities #453

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Extracurricular Activities #453

"Everybody Hi guys well from steaming. Hot Salt. Lake City Utah it's thank God i. made the the podcast. I'm Frank Feldman and I'm Dan Beecher and coming up. On today's show, we're talking about Doctor. Who've been touting. The Hydrochloric Win as a cure for code and summer crazy ideas you've seen her and. She's Actor. Stella. Emanuela. She's famous. And Hydroxy. Chloroquine is literally the least cookie thing. She does. That's like that's a that's the normal thing that. Does. So we're GONNA be talking about her and some her her quirky ideas. Yeah. But before we get to that Dan. Yeah. We've got other shit to talk about other shit and I was. The I WANNA start off with one. I was surprised that you hadn't heard about because you're normally big follower of the panic temple. Oh, I do enjoy the the the TST yeah Well, they had a big announcement. This week Dan. They have come out. With. a declaration that. Their satanic abortions are protected by religious liberty, laws. Specifically the Religious Freedom Restoration Act That they believe gives their members the The makes them exempt rather from unnecessary regulations That are often placed on women seeking abortions. Now, they've tried this sort of before they filed a lawsuit that that failed. They're making it an actual ritual. Thing abortion a satanic. or one of their religious rituals right it is a right. It is a, it is any sacrament so they actually spell out how? The ritual works nice. They state. Very. Clearly that the ritual is not intended to convince. Anyone to have an abortion that sanctifies the abortion process. It by instilling confidence and protecting bodily rights when undergoing the safe and site scientific procedure of abortion. Because because the what failed about the lawsuit like the lawsuit was their their claim was it is our sincerely held religious belief right that that. These women should be allowed to have the abortion without any interference right now they're making it a right slash ritual exactly hoping that at that has a little bit more teeth to it right Interesting. For a surgical abortion they have spelled out the ritual and how should be performed. Okay. So says prior to receiving any anesthetic or sedation look at your reflection to be reminded of your person hood and your responsibility to yourself focus on ice sent take deep breaths and make yourself comfortable. When you were ready, say the third tenant and the fifth tenant allowed. You may now undergo the surgery after surgery is completed and Indiana that it has worn off return to your reflection and recite your personal affirmation. feel doubts dissipating and your confidence growing as you've just undertaken the decision that affirms your autonomy and free. Will. The religious abortion ritual is now complete. and. It's basically the same thing for a medical abortion rights the or. Taking a pill, right right. So the tenets described one of them is the The body is inviolable subject one's own will alone what's the other one the? So the fifth ten. So that's the third tenant. The fit okay. Is beliefs should conform to one's best scientific understanding of the world one should never take. One should should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one's beliefs. Great and then the personal affirmation is my body my blood by my will is done. And so that's sounds satiny but it's also like totally great. Oh Yeah. Yeah Yeah. and. So they they say, so the list these examples of requirements. Of that cannot be enforced on sadness right? So mandatory waiting periods to get an abortion. Required. Reading materials. Requirement that practitioners withhold certain medical information. Whole streep counseling prior to abortion. Medically unnecessary sonograms mandatory listening to the fetal heartbeat. And compulsory burial or cremation cremation of. Fetal remains. So. Just need to wait until a member of has an abortion. And and any these. Asserted rights are infringed upon and then they can sue again. Yeah exactly. And so and and for anybody who's not fully aware of like the Satanic Temple and and what their whole thing is like they don't like they have kind of a Q. and A. That's attached to this and it's like you know do you you know what? What do Satan's believe in right? Do you do you worship Satan right says no nor do we believe in the existence of Satan or the supernatural? The Satanic? Temple believes that religion can and should be divorced from superstition. and what is Satan mean to the temple they say, say, Satan, as a symbol of the tunnel rebel in opposition to arbitrary authority forever defending personal sovereignty even the face of insurmountable odds, right so It's but it's interesting. Right but the Satanic Temple has been recognized a religious organization, right? Yeah. They're up and running as a religious organization so to. It's going to be a tough one for a judge to say, we'll know these are not sincerely held beliefs. Yeah I who knows what will happen nine times out of ten judges just go well, you're saying I don't care what you think. Right. Right. We'll. We'll see what happens but but I love that. There's still they're still pursuing it I. It's amazing and they've they've come up with a different tack, right they've. Come up with this way to make it even more integral to. their. Religious. Right system or whatever. Yup So. All right. There you go. Hey I'm going to take us to my new favorite, county? In the entire United States because I didn't know until this moment that it existed Oh, that is in Florida. Manatee County Florida? I did not I just love that there's a Manatee County Florida. I think everyone should name their counties after cows anyway there. So I don't know if you're aware of this. But Florida. Haven't done great with the whole covert nineteen thing. No no no. No. I saw that interview with Donald Trump they're doing great. They're doing their. You'd think they're doing great One of the reasons they're doing a little better is that there have been some mask mandates happening. Which is, which is always a good thing when there's a pandemic. Well. It's not universally seen as a good thing and. There's a lawsuit. Coming out. State, representative. Anthony sub. Sabato. Announced that he is teaming up with the Reverend Joel. Tillis. To Sue. Manatee County. OVER The mask mandate. Claiming that they are it is it is an infringement. Oh No. Sorry quote. It is a radical infringement of the reasonable and legitimate legitimate expectation of privacy and facial it's to me. Finish into me. Oh Yeah. My face, my choice. Yeah. in addition kill not say bodily autonomy, right? Yeah. Exactly. In addition to medical the medical privacy by forcing them to wear masks for the majority of the day This was not however the only complaint The the pastor. Had A second issue that was. That was very The made this a troubling thing for him. which is that masks make it harder to prey. How I. Don't know I think God I may be through the mask maybe. He's doing a lot of lip reading. He's very far away and you can't hear it all. His is his hearing might be going, but his site is still. Dead on Yeah Yeah So unfortunately, I also. It's really infringing on his right to. To speak to his his congregation, he feels like you can't do a good job and the choir can't sing. It's Infringing on everything it's almost like there shouldn't do church at all in person I but that's too much that's crazy talk. So instead of that, they're just going to sue. To make sure that everyone is allowed to. Everybody else. Legally, here's here's what I think Dan and I'm going to take something that we were talking about before the show. And I'm GONNA play here. The churches need innovate right now and I think one of those innovations could be just placing people into private tubes. When they were inside. The church right like they can have their mask off but they're in like little private, little their own little cubby right everything everything vents outside. Air comes in the bottom or maybe from the top blows out the bottom and Yeah. Just Koa's like the phrase blows out the bottom when it comes to church. So that's always good. I'm onboard. Convinced. Me God tubes God not being able to hear the prayers. Examiner assuming it's all about. How I don't understand how it gets in the way of prayer otherwise I think. He's hoping nobody asks. I. Think this is just one of those. I mean he might as well have written. This is disingenuous claim ignore because. Obviously that's the stupidest thought. Of all time. And if you're God is literally impaired at all. By mask by masked praying. Maybe. You do not have as omnipotent deity as you previously. My friend. That's a nasty dumb God. All right. Dan Yeah. Here's a story of some religious folk who are taking covid very seriously We talked about this earlier in the year that Hodge. The Islamic or Muslim. Pilgrimage. Children. Edge. Annual pilgrimage to. Mecca. And and Just. All around cookie week of activities Yeah. Normally drawing. TWO MILLION PEOPLE MILLION Muslims normally make the pilgrimage. where? Throw it. Yeah. Where they get roxette pillars and Run around a another rock, probably a meteorite and well. Two billion is the normal number, right? Did you hear how many shut up this year? Well I, know we talked about the fact that it was it was a they were specifically limiting it to invited audience only. So No, I have no idea how how how few that is. One. Thousand. Wow. So. Yeah. It was by permit only apparently, they were going to allow up to ten thousand. They've prepared. There was no interest nobody wanted to go to this thing this year. I'll throw out of the Muslims done the one thousand of them showed up. And and. Dan You know you know the whole when they're. Making the big walking around the Kaaba that's the big black box in the middle of. An arena essentially this point and they gotta go like seven times around counterclockwise right? It's very specific. Yeah. All these things. So they painted like. Color coded lines, concentric circles. Around the Kaaba. And apparently they must have while people were walking in and given them a corresponding. Lee. Colored umbrella that. Onto which circle they were allowed to walk on. And then they the lines themselves or the the circles rather were. Very well spaced and then the the people with their umbrellas We're also socially distanced as they walked around Dan it was it looks like a giant musical member is about to Hodges. Just it's a, it's a flash mob is what is why else would there be people in colored coated umbrellas can like you know there's like a black green and yellow ring and a green room. You know. So forth, and so all the colors right I. Just I just pulled up a picture of it. It's quite it's very funny. It's fair but it's also kind of interesting to look at you know. The pictures from around Mecca this year are stunning normally like there's like these, they've built all this infrastructure just to handle these two million pilgrims every in rate So there's like there's overpasses and there's massive like flyover walkways, pedestrian walkways that you know the just a move mass amounts of numbers of people around, and it's just a ghost town. There's nobody anywhere I. mean the article that I read was really talking about the economic hit that the merchants of Mecca are. Yeah that's gotta be undergoing at the moment tragic but but I was far more interested in these the the pictures and just sort of this idea of something that is normally just this. Massive massive effort by the Saudi government do to manage to keep people safe and you know both provide medical services. The part of the article talked about. The local doctors who are normally sort of having to do like. Double and triple long. Amounts of time for their shifts as Armley do. Their Duty this year. Yeah because at least once a decade, there's a stampede like it's. They'd and plus it's in the middle like It's the heat and everybody and not everybody can get food and water when they need it rough. So but you can't have two million people congregated anywhere without there being heart attacks with being roques without their. Trips and falls and whatever like even without throwing rocks and walking in circles. It's just to think about two million people. That's a city, right? Yeah and so their deaths during hajj normally but not not for any reason other than just. Somebody died. And so. This year thousand people. They basically only had two hotels open and they were. Completely distancing everyone I, think you need to open all the hotels and everybody gets their own hotel Or one floor per person type, right? Yeah. Yeah. Oh my gosh that's crazy. Yeah I just thought. It was great. Hajj ended this last weekend. So. We actually finally kind of have numbers and a sense of what happened. But yeah, I mean, you said it earlier Kudos to the to the Muslims really on this for taking it seriously. And like bending doing taken the hard choice and like. The as Impor- like taking one of the seven pillars of their religion and saying not this year. I think it's I think it's five pillars. Okay. Whatever it is or is it for? Any one of the pillars central. It's pretty important is what I'm getting at eight maybe. An anyway. There they go. There They're actually you know if God can't understand. He when the when the people have to modify their lives when he sends Oh damn plague then again, we've got another Shitty God. If if that's the case yeah, we'll sounds like Muslim, God. Okay. Yeah. Sounds like a law gets it. So that's nice. All right. Well. I'm going to take us to the Vatican. where? An article came out recently in a in a Jesuit magazine. Which which has been decried. By a bunch of nuns. Now. Here's what's interesting about this. These nuns have said that this article. Is a is an attempt by the church to silence their voices to silence nuns voices because as we reported a few times recently. Nuns are are finally starting to speak out about sexual abuse from priests for them to wear jeans. And Son. So there's this article that has come out that that at least. One of the one of the head. The former head of Vatican magazine for the ladies, which is donate Kiiza Mondo Women Church world. Section. It's so good. Did you did you try that here because that was a knockout Anyway also. Got Lovely patterns from for making your own simple. No. So apparently Luke Chetta Scudder FIA. wrote that she thinks that there might be a revolt. Among the religious sisters because of this new article. So what is the new article say? That is the they're accusing of trying to silence women. It's that. Nuns are in danger. It's a different kind of danger and it's about nuns. Exploiting other nuns. So either way you look at it no matter how you look at it. It ain't great to be a nun right now I thought. They were just like going to turn them into a silent order something. Right. Well. Interesting. Exactly. You guys don't Talk Silence Lady I'm afraid now. Now you know those kinds of nuns what don't say nothing. Now That's who you are. Oh you're gonNA. Write it down. nope. You don't do that. No more neither this is a no writing order as well. Yeah. You take a bow poverty and give me back that. Pencil. Anyway. So. The so this article maybe talking about a very real problem, the problem it's talking about is mother superior. Actually, taking advantage of young nuns and holding them in basically activity. talking about bringing like transferring. Nuns from other parts of the world. To especially to Italian orders where they don't even speak Italian. So they can do nothing they can't. you know they can't even order food is almost like a gag order. Yeah Holy Shit. But this is about this is about calling out mothers superior as opposed to priests, which is amazing Oh. Stem abuse of power. Is What we're is worse. Seemingly of because the Catholic Church. Church is that the structures of it are just? Ready for people to abuse the power structures Oh, right. Wow. I mean when you think about it is sort of. A. Perfect storm for people abusing power right Oh God. Yeah. I. Mean literally going to religious order, right? Yeah. A nun gives up everything about her her own self her personality like she she makes that choice and says okay church. Do with me as you want. And the church goes. Okay I'm going to do that. Yeah. It's just not what they expected. Yeah. But I mean. Italy. That's not that. You, know there's They can't even ask for food. I mean you'll learn. You'll learn some. Staple words really really quick. Ragu? L.. G.. Food well yeah exactly. All Right Dan. Yeah. This is it. This is an interesting story. It is it is the story of A. Man in Alabama. That's never a good start. who was both a Southern Baptist Pastor And A Republican. State. Representative. For. All. Required. To be pastors. Well He. and. kind of He's a young guy actually like. There's a picture. In the article of him and I was a little kind of taken aback because he just looks like some millennial kid really but. He's both a pastor and a member of the state. House. But anyway, he has got himself in a little bit of hot water. He posted on Facebook the same day that are John Lewis representative John. Lewis who just passed away. When his body was was making its final crossing over the Edmund Pettus bridge and saw her right. So kind of an an important day right A day for. The. African American community of our country. Yes. An important day for definitely an important day for African. American community important for for everyone who? Cares about civil rights in this correct right? Also, be an opportune day for you know. People have conscience and maybe elected officials say something Nice right sure. Well. This. This young man. What did I say his name was? Will. Discuss Mucus. Don't. Make up names for people that's not nice. Or just mucus I'm going with this. Yeah I think I think it's Going Mucus is probably caressed just mucus you. D Mucus something. Any who and he posted on facebook. had. A great time at four Dixie. Okay. Speaking and giving the invocation, for Nathan, Bedford, forrest annual birthday celebration. Oh. My God is a great time and some sure enough good eating. Now, you may not know this name. I know that name well, shoot listen to veto. No. It's actually General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Who was a confederate? General. WHO kind of his his great claim to fame aside from being the first. What do you call them? grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. O. That's right. Yeah. He also. is known for his role at the Battle of Fort Pillow which don't let the name fool you. It was definitely the cutest battle of the entire war was not. So following the the unions surrender. His he his troops massacred. Black soldiers black cute. And of course, then He. Joined up with Ku Klux Klan. So kind of kind of kind of not not a great. Character. But. One at wonder that you wearing. In white southern. History. White, southerners. Like this guy. Well except that, we're in a moment right now where statues of him are coming down all over the place but the white? Race. Love the. Racists. Are Pretty happy about him. Yeah. Well Yeah. Why not you know? Anyway. Guess. Guess what happened after after he did this after he posted on site well. It got quickly. I mean there was clearly going to be outrage some some much quieter approval. Yeah. The outrage. Led to him meeting with a group of Alabama Southern Baptists. And the following day. He resigned from his position as pastor. Has, yet, to resign from the state legislature would. Tell to me. Right. That's something man. Yeah. Like. Is The church actually doing better than the state legislature will apparently the Alabama baptist. Congress something or other apparently Baptist Alabama's Baptist state convention. And the State Board of missions Has basically affirmed. stance by their executive director Issued a personal credo saying that he was opposed to racism so. They're taking an anti racism and antiracist stance. As as as Baptists in Alabama I don't know how well that's going to work out for them. I don't want to be proud of them. Yeah. Yeah. To that when you're members are a bunch of racists. And I know I know I know I'm painting. Alabama baptists with a broad stroke here. Yeah but I mean. Isn't it fairly predictable well, at least at least traditionally. One is certain expectations I. Honored Traditions Right. Yeah. Well, internal I'm impressed I'm you know I'm always open to people changing their tune and? If this guy gets kicked out for. Being a DICKHEAD. I'm all about it. We'll find yourself an even more racist. Sect to be a part of. Well speaking of. Confederate heroes. I don't know if you know this I in in point of fact I do know that you do know this but. The, US. Capital there in Washington DC. Houses, a collection of statues they call it statuary hall ended and and it includes one hundred prominent people. So each state sends to since two statues, each state has two statues representing their state it's. Incredible and find tradition, and it's and it's always. Every single person in the hall of statues is sort of the the apex American, right like just the French exactly who we should be honoring that's always that has always been the case. Clearly. Yeah. Exactly. North Carolina. Has Not held to that tradition credit I mean. I mean Utah's one for the longest time was just the guy that invented TV. So I don't know I'm Brigham Young. And Brigham Fighting Young dropped VILOCCI Farnsworth. Yeah, or the I. Was it from. State, Senator Senator, that's what it was. She's Amazing Shut Martha. Cannon I love her Marceau's can. Yeah. Yeah I. think that's right. Anyway. One of the ones that North Carolina had. There was a fella called Charles Aycock. Which Charles Charles. Aycock. He was a former governor. Of North Carolina. But. Also one of the masterminds of what is co, what is known as the Wilmington race. Riot. God. And and there was a coup and here's what happened They're all a local. Local Government was made up of black Americans. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, eight because because you know it was mostly black folks there and they elected a government the way America is supposed to work. And then these Dick Heads stepped in and overthrew them and replaced them with white officials so. That's cute. and not at all It's just not an awesome thing and in this time of. Rem of taking down statues of horrible awful racists. The good news is he's coming down. So yeah. The less good news is that the person going up in his place is one reverend Billy Graham. So, there you go. A sort of. Yeah I mean. Day He's a religious. ICON. The Queen. So I guess. Of the crown yeah that the explorer Sir Fascination with. Billy exactly. Exactly. So No word yet. As to what will happen with North Carolina's other statue. Maybe ads problematic. No a confederate military officer. Oh. He wasn't. He was a former governor and US senator. But before that he was a confederate officer, a man who is I gotta say he might need to stay up just for the name his name was Zevulon Vance, which yeah. If that's not a villain in a Philip K Dick Book I don't know who is but there you go. zebbie still standing but but soon. Reverend Graham will be daddy of of of Franklin. Will will be there meanwhile meanwhile, his son just had his picture posted on a boat holding a drink standing next to a a scantily clad young women with his and I promise. This is true fly open. Meaning not even buttoned not unzipped just open. So it's not like he just forgot to zip up. No. Which happen it's and is yeah I mean it looks like it might be wearing a swimsuit underneath or something anyway it all feels a little sketchy and I'm sure Reverend Billy would be. A little worried about it but. He's dead now and he gets Eva's pig is that you hope open? It's only a couple years dead to. I know. There you go. Hopefully when I die, somebody will make a statue of me pray not. Let's let's start a fund you guys judging by so far. It's Just. You gotta get the You. GotTa do a little bit more than what you've been doing to get a statue. How dare you? I'm putting a call out community listeners. You know you WanNa do it let's Let's start the go fund me right now we'll get we'll get the statue of Dan. Done. It'll be. It'll be two feet tall. Anyway. If you want to write into me and tell me how much you want to be the spearhead of that endeavor please feel free to do. So podcast at. Thank. God I made us dot com or call voicemail message. The telephone number is four, two, four, six, six, six, eight, four, four, two. Yeah go to the facebook page facebook dot com slash TGI atheists click the like button and see what happens magic and while you're there search for the TGI members only lounge requested joint is a closed group but we will let you. Also find us on twitter at Tgi. Yeah more show coming up. Hey Dan. This fortunately, Scott lively been coming up too much on the show lately but he's such a he's got so many fun things to say. You know I have enough I I. There are those of these crazies right that. I enjoy watching. Because just they're just Kooky and weird whatever and then there's other ones that are like absolutely hateful and my skin crawls like that silver haired guy who. The superior attitude what's his? What's his name? I was forget all of them. Name all of them. And then there's this guy, right who's just so. Dopey, right? Yeah. Yeah and crazed. Just, doesn't make sense. So he's about to talk to us about his little, he's got a new theory. It's a delightful conspiracy theory. And it is apparently happening in all of the big cities or very least the ones that are having a lot of protests and clashes with the police and I'm pretty sure he's thinking it up on the spot to write like and he the mackin nations. That he goes through the weaving in and out of what? What could possibly even be a part of reality? And also sort of the the known patterns of different groups. It's it's amazing and then his conclusions bureau. Brilliant. Let's let's play it. Why are the Democrats burning down their own cities? What they're doing is they're setting up a scenario in which there in which they agitated and inflamed the black community. And then them against the police so that they can blame the blacks for the collapse of the cities and they can discredit the police. So there it's easy to justify not paying them. There's exorbitant pensions that they've been negoti not. Unfunded mandates right these are. The police have always gone along with the Democrat a bond issues on all the different revenue. Increases, tax increases and everything because they were bought off with with promises of ever more exorbitant amounts of of pension money in their future pensions. But there was a they're not paid for they were. They've always been unfunded mandates that we're just going to be pushed down the road push down the road. Now, they reached a place where they're the income that. They have the pay even for what the even for the infrastructure they already have as now been diminished and they're scrambling right they're scrambling and they know they're going to take these the white liberals who run this this system are gonNA take the blame unless they can shift it onto somebody else and that's what they're doing. They're going to shift the blame onto the blacks. Because they're the ones that are are on the can on camera all the time burning down the a small percentage of the black community right this is by no means the jury blacks is a small percentage, but but blacks are all collectively going to be taken responsibility and blame for the meltdown, the cities, which is inevitable point. And the police are being de legitimized because there's no possible way they're going to be able to pay their pensions and it this way at least they might even come out at some point and say that we're going to remove the pension. We're not. We don't consider ourselves obligated to pay the pensions of these police departments because they're systemically racists and they're the ones that caused. The black community rise up in rebellion against right? This is all a setup So I think this is happening at both of the state, and so if you're living in one of those places, if you're a conservative, you're you're Christian living in any of those places get the heck out of there before it all collapses because even if trump gets elected right the the worst chaos. Is going to take place in the Democrat controlled population centers. You know frank how? Democrats are always trying to blame the black people for the collapse. Of the institutions, you know how the Democrats are always doing that. Oh Yeah That's just part of my my daily you know. We'll affirmations that I that I say to myself, I will win the African American community. I know when we get the email from from the Democratic Party that are always like. Hey Let's let's make sure that we blame the black community short forever change. You aren't supposed to talk about that. Oh. Crap crap. I mean, no, we don't do that. It's I. Mean I don't even know what he's really talking about here. I don't even know what I don't think he knows what he's talking about. What he's talking about because like. Leak the the the white liberals who live in cities have set up something that is unsustainable. Right according to him and he's about to collapse and we've all realized Oh my God. Our cities are about to collapse because we've funded them so poorly in this and that. It just it just doesn't work right? Like it doesn't. His idea is that the Democrats where it? I mean he's he what he's doing is he's totally blowing. What the Party line is supposed to be about Democrats which is that they're going to tax us into oblivion to pay for every. And these guys, and he's saying, Ono the Democrats are just GonNa Welsh on the deal right and blame. Blame the blacks. God and then, and then the conclusion, which is if you live in a city get out there go they're going to collapse. I think that's probably likely. The cities are the are gonNA collapse cities are. The only. Semi. reasonable. Governments at this point in our country. It's it's it's it's crazy out there anyway hey, we had some some of our seen listeners. Writing into US deed. And and I wanted to get to that. Hello I'm a new listener. This is unsigned. There's something I'm wondering about the new episode This most recent episode you mentioned a study regarding atheists and expressing emotion. Yeah. could you and so this person asks could gender be a confounding factor. As I understand it men are somewhat statistically more likely to be atheists while women are somewhat more likely to be religious. women are socialized more emotionally expressive are socialized to suppress their emotions. Fifteen theus isn't a lot perhaps the gender or perceived gender of the students could be. The Effects So I, think that's interesting I actually don't have the study here with me but but I do think that that's an interesting question right? I think that there's something. Fast I think there are a lot of factors that play into it you and I just sort of guest at what at some of the things that might play. I mean. I was just looking up this idea that maybe there are more atheist men than there are atheist women. I've seen that that statistic I've seen. Or. More more more people self identify more men self identify with the word. Atheist than. Than, women. And while you thinking about that Bonnie also read to us and said I could be entirely wrong. But the study you discussed seems to make a bit more sense when viewed from a psychological perspective I seem to recall another study that proposed or concluded that certain minds are more inclined toward religious thinking. I wouldn't pretend to be well informed on the study, but wouldn't it makes sense that the psychology behind the mindset of the disinclined might also result in some emotional reservation. Possible. Interesting stuff. Okay. So this one is from Jake in Tucson Franken. Dan. I just send a one time donation so that you can have a drink compliments of my wife and I. So we can all celebrate our official resignation from the LDS Church. Tallyho. That's great. It only took four letters over two months from the lawyers at quit Mormon Dot Org to get it done but it's official. Congratulate you. If you. If you want to quit mormonism quit Mormon dot org is a fantastic. Because just as simple as saying, Hey, I don't want to be a part of your church anymore. You would. Take Right? Yeah. But the Mormons would like. To do that. You have to go through so. We have a process. We want letters we want to X. Shut on k. you instead our something. Jake goes on I've already been beatified and just barely got rid of the Mormon priesthood but one day I'll kick over enough to become the Lord and Savior. Tall Order Jacob. But I am down for it in the meantime he says. I might need to let a few people in Brazil. No that I wasn't quite spot on with my message a few decades only. Yeah. And is there any way to get a refund from four years at Byu since it was the New Testament class my senior year that finally made me throw my hands up and say fuck this and leave without graduating. I'll have to do some checking to. See if you can get those credits transferred somewhere Jake's. then. Get your. Your degree from somewhere else. Yes. Right. But but do do what you can anyway thank you so much for the for the letter, and for the for the money we will we will have a drink on you. kN- we also had someone right into us from Norway. Now we've been talking last couple There's been a back and forth about the gender neutral pronouns. And we last week you'll recall we had someone right in from Sweden talking about the Gender Neutral Pronoun that they've come up with well. This comes to us from Greybeard and Villanova or via. So greetings from fellow godless bastards the Norwegians who listen to your show every morning say that. Let's see. Oh. Wait sorry this is Greybeard Invidia the Norwegians who listened to your show every morning on his way to school. Hi guys. Gustav listened to three, Eighty, two an informed you of when Sweden invented hen. As a gender neutral pronoun. Norwegians are maybe more secular than sweet but still made fun of the Swedes and all of our newspapers read articles about the Swedish hen and we all laughed. For seven minutes. Then for seven minutes we tried it pondered it and thought about it. And then we followed them awhile. Now, HEN is a functioning gender neutral pronoun here. We still hate they as a gender neutral pronoun it messes up our grammar focused minds when trying to write slash speak. English. So. There you go. Congratulations apparently to most of Scandinavia. There may be some. That aren't some Scandinavian countries that aren't doing so well but. The the gender neutral cray's seems to be sweeping. The land. So. That's great. So yes. Thank you. Do we have some folks to thing we other than other other than the handsome jake? We do indeed damn we have a handful. Of New patrons this week the people who went to thank God theus Dot Com clicked on support tab and followed overtake Patriots. You can also go to pay pal that's an option as well. Sure. These are they. who signed up we have. Two New Deacons We have Daniel and Ryan. Thank, you guys so much we all have. Teacher by name rocky. Welcome rocky excellent, and we have a new priest by the name of Audrey. Priest ice. Indeed. gender-neutral. So just a priest. Yeah. Except that that's male. says. You. Know, we'll just I'll are priests can be anything. But thank you guys for signing up We sure do appreciate you. You know you all are now holders of the Iran increased. Which is the greatest honor that we could bestow upon you until you bump up your pledge and then you get to have the mock has decreased but. It's really all great and and we thank you so much like like you said Frank think to make these dot com. It's super easy. Go sign up and show show us how much you love always do because. His love is communicated through money success how that works. and. As always we have our top donor, our Lord and Savior. As Davis amazing well more mortar come. Hey Frank Dan. Did. You watch the crazy video in which? Rising superstar Stella Dr Stella Emmanuel. Do decided to declare. That hydroxy chloroquine. Is The I will cure you covered nineteen Yeah. She's She's a she's a superstar. Now she's the biggest thing that's happened. Since Since. Trump stopped letting you use words. And really she was propelled to prominence. Thanks to. Trump, thanks to the donald who re tweeted her and and a few other people as part of a group calling themselves firepower ministries. And and she is a doctor. we'll see how long that lasts. Anyway she she's you know she she came out with this whole thing. But the thing that immediately followed. This video was everybody fact checking her and going back and checking in on other stuff that she's posted in the world. and quickly, they discovered that she is a minister. And and and for an African PENTECOSTAL minister. Probably who is Who who has wacky beliefs that's what we're getting at here she. She has preached about gynecological problems being caused by sleepytime sex with demons and. Medicines containing alien DNA, an all kinds of crazy looniness. That I think even most American Christians. would be extremely uncomfortable with. Yeah. Yeah. So here's the problem with that. People been sharing her shit. Even after they learned about all of the Wacky do stuff. She's still getting shared all over the place. facebook. Twitter they're just a frenzy of of her. So, why why I mean everybody can see that she's a nutjob will I do you know do you know? What I, I have a reason why they agree with her Hit me baby because they agree with that one thing she said. They want you want some they want? More. They liked the idea of hydroxy cleric when for whatever reason right? They've bought into because it's because. They were told that that's what their side believe. And so all it takes. Is Somebody saying yeah drowsy clerk win a+ right. And that's and that's all anybody who's GonNa pay any attention to she's a doctor. She's a medical doctor and she likes that drug she agrees with Donald Trump that drug is a mirror, and then they have to hold their nose right As they look at everything else that she believes. and and people don't seem to be too bothered by this. Right that like the this this person is clearly not a reliable source of information. Right. So. Picking and choosing. The one thing that you want to agree with her on. and. It's What if she was like, okay, you can come to me and say this is doctor and they're Christian and they have some crazy beliefs. And as long as those beliefs are completely separated from their medical practice Okay. I can actually can actually may be go with you down that road. But she doesn't she like she's talking about the cause of medical problems. Are Demons Yeah now if you are a medical doctor who has been trained in modern medicine and you're still saying. that. We have a big problem. You are not a credible doctor at that point. So. anyways might as well be you know blood leading to get. rebalanced the humor's. Yeah at this point. Yeah, exactly. Why aren't you talking about Yellow Bile right now. because. Because yeah, it doesn't make any sense to believe a person. Who has who has a belief system? That negates the very science that they are supposed to be practicing. Yeah. and. That's what's wonky about this whole thing it you know it's funny because. Like? I say even even having just having the WACKADOO beliefs. Isn't quite enough for me to dismiss a person but when they invade the zone. That I'm supposed to believe them on. So okay and here's the deal Dan your doctor right. been great like like she's been helping you out with your your allergies and you got that that thing that's. That joint that's Kinda weird and she's been helping out a little bit there whatever I don't know. When you get sick, you go talk to her and never once never once has she ever suggested that your allergies. Are Due to some you know demon having. Sex with you know. With me when I'm asleep right that's. Right, and then all of a sudden you go in for. I don't know you having headaches or something right and she's like you know. I think. This is. Is Demon. She gives me she gives me the demon thing. I fucking walk out of the room and walked and and like I'm literally on my phone looking up the medical board bellecave. But do you think that's what this doctor is doing? Do you think that's what stellar well does during her practice of medicine she's crossing the line is that not been established? Here's the thing there was an interview with her. with with some Texas. TV station or something. and. It sounds like like she's ever. You know now she's hit a big she's gone viral. The crazies are coming out of the woodwork and contacting her or at least that's what she's claiming and I don't doubt it. and. They're contacting her specifically because she's GonNa tell them about the demons inside of Oh. Wow. So I think that may be where her. Where where her practice is going? I'll tell you what man. Yeah. If somebody said some some crazy shit like that to me, I would be immediately contacting whatever licensing boy it is. In charge of letting them have. Not. An you've been there all this stuff about allergies and everything they actually may be handled the doctor, the headache question medically and soundly. But then you find. Your your doctor on wine right saying crazy shit like this. But they've always been great with you. They've never crossed the line. You actually feel like they've got a great demeanor Respectful. You connect with them on that personal level. That's the that's important with with Dr Right. And and and. and. You're just like what in the fuck like Ben specifically think like leak your they go they go online they start talking about. Being caused by demons but the but they prescribe Ju you know some Allegra D. The they did what they were supposed to do in the doctor's office but go online and they say something crazy. Yes I. Go. One hundred percent would you not know it makes me wonder like should we be giving our doctors questionnaires? I almost think. So I, really I'm very close to that at this point. Because you know, we used to say you know brain surgeon used to be a a A. To key for smart Presen- like it's not brain surgery means that it's not as hard as the hardest thing in the world whatever. And then what's his name? Brain surgeon. Ben. Carson. Comes on the scene and it's like Oh. Yeah. You can be really dumb and be one of those. That's interesting. Point is like a really good doctor like. Oh Yeah I think by all accounts he's he's an excellent. But you still wouldn't have your brain. I don't know operated on truth is the truth is what does matter to me about a doctor? Is there doctoring? They've got right but like. Like if they're the. Around, and they're specialized in that thing that you need have taken out. But there are nutcase. Ways. I would have questions I would ask them very specific questions. I would say if there's is there ever a thing that you would ever a time when you're in the surgery? That you would submit suburban voices. Yeah exactly would you ever subvert your medical training for your theological training while while I'm on the slab can I request that that's not an option please You can feel free to pray for me all you want. But you. But you have to promise me you will only use science. When you're operating, here's a good one then Dan so. The doctor. Has Things that that he he likes to play in the operating room before beforehand. Yes. How does that? Make you feel? Let's say. It makes me uncomfortable not big not for myself because I. Don't give a fuck but like the other people in the operating theatre I feel like they would. It's It's a bullshit thing to do. At a workplace. That's my objection that but it's not about wouldn't be like quality work. Please don't pray before my operation. No, I don't care. I want them the best head space possible if they think that that exactly. Like, okay. fucking. Have a prayer like I. Don't want. You think you're doing this without your special help, right like exactly all the help. I don't, WANNA. Gifts. Don't get the Yips on me doc. You GotTa do whatever you gotTa. Do your do your whole? Your whole lineup of things. Yeah I mean, it's it's basically a short meditation, right? So Great. Go ahead whatever you whatever you got to hop around on one leg. And plays up on or whatever. It's all fine with me as long as it's it leads to a better medical outcome but yeah, when it comes to. I believe that you know it. We're not mostly talking about major surgery, but if a doctor believes. That certain. Certain. Ailments are caused by demons. Then I don't feel like they're going to be committed to the medical treatment of that because they believe that the correct treatment is spiritual. And they're just going through the motions of the medical part. So No. No I am not going to go see a doctor who has that kind of a? WHO's WHO's Messed. Up in that way, we found that like chanting. and. You know. Prayer and fasting that that. That's really good for allergies. But sometimes, Allegra, D. works to Xactly we sometimes I mean if you're not going to be faithful enough to do the real thing I, guess you could take pill. Thanks. But. What we really want you to do is sing twelve hymns and never masturbated in and your it'll all go me in the morning. Exactly. Well kids if you guys have anything that you. Any any where do you draw the line with your doctor? That's question. Do you. Do you feel comfortable? At what point does it become uncomfortable enough that you would not go to a specific doctor you can write into us podcast at thank God I, made these dot com or call and leaves a voicemail message. The telephone number is four, two, four, six, six, six, eight, four, four, two. Yeah Hey. Go to the facebook page facebook dot com slash TGI. Those of you who still do facebook I know that that doesn't apply to any of you Zimmer's but. Anyway FACEBOOK DOT COM slash. TGI. 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145. Thank sweet God it's Monday...a little TGIM, MoFo's!

"Gear listener it's Monday morning. The dreaded beginning of the work week, and Matt and I have some advice free to make it through the next five days on this mini episode of the work inexperience. Enjoy though working experience. Ninety three north is almost at a standstill yet. So rub one out there. This morning's in sleep there. It's no service on air clear of the closing doors. Leave could be a few minutes, ma'am. Tran traffic atmosphere should make make sure it lean Johnny that report SAT. Charlot? Team meeting at Ted. Thanks bye. Worked makes the dream work moving different at after the meeting. We'll have a breakout session where am I microwave if discovered was that? Decay, and John this is t g I am mini episode of the working Spurs podcast Monday Monday, Monday. I'm so glad that I'm here on Monday today. Smarting woke up bright and early. I took off my shoes went outside and grounded myself on the earth. I read an article that it's supposed to supposed to help with your your total wellbeing. So, of course, any piece of advice. I get I am mmediately implemented in my life. So I can increase my hustle. I. On Sunday night. I took a selfie and put it on Facebook. So then on Monday morning, I scrolled through social media to see how many likes I got. And I got one from my cousin and then one from another front of the family. So it wasn't great. You know? But a man that in that to me to to likes and what like how many people aren't Facebook two point five billion. Yeah. I I think you're batting thousand of that not that I was reading. Yeah. Somebody was sort of talking about what you were mentioning with grounding yourself. It was getting out of bed and doing something like I dunno doing a few pushups meditate read, something whatever don't lie in bed scrolling through social media to get your taste started. I thought yeah, you could probably think of something a little more productive to do. Maybe. Well, I for a while. I would wake up in the first thing, I would do is a tickle Jeanie. And that didn't go over so well five AM coming in for the tickle tickling. That's always I I love tickling. Anyway, before we go too deep into this for or are you oh always tickling for our our new listeners. This is a mini episode of the working experience called thank God. It's Monday Monday. Because Matt, and I have a deep love affair with the beginning of the week because that means that we can bring our a game in hustle to life. Yeah. And you have five days to do it yet five days together there really like bite your tongue there. Matty k seven days. Well, you know, there are no off days is, you know, your co workers may not be around. A witness all of it. I mean, Monday through Friday is really when you're in the office in everybody's in there, you know, and and all that right Saturdays and Sundays, but sometimes that's more devoted to the side hustle. I'm talking about Monday morning, high fiving asking how the weekend was talking about the big game talking about game of thrones. Which if I hear one more thing about I'm going to have to spit in someone's coffee love I love game of thrones. Yes. Yeah. I don't really I've never watched it. I'll just throw this out there because it sounds so pretentious and obnoxious. I read the books I at down and devoted time. I didn't wait for someone else to put their imagination on television. I did it myself see, but that's his just as pretentious white privileged. Yup. Just. You know, look, I think I read the first twenty pages of one of the books night. Night burned. It I threw it in the garbage because I knew it was on the TV I see when I read them, right? It's my imagination at work. That's the power of the written word which sadly has fallen by the wayside in this tat Lyle. Get off Ken off your soapbox. No. I am firmly on my high on my soapbox, which I then used to climb onto my high horse and then look at everybody. However, I was very gratified 'cause those in New York few days ago, taking the subway, and I saw at least five people. I counted five people reading books that actual books on. That's that's impressive. I will say though, that game of thrones is very good. It's it's possibly one of the best series. That has ever been made from a writing standpoint production standpoint, a story wise, it's very very good end. The show runners were former authors who had never run a show before. And they're they the story lines are very in line with with the author of the book who who's the author of the books are Martin. Yeah. It's it's really you should get off your soapbox in your high hawse and actually watch it before you just spill out your opinion to the world. It's easy. It's easier. Just offer your opinion. Yeah. I mean, I'm sure it's very well done. And if nothing else it gives everybody something to talk about on Monday morning. You know, they can listen. Well, listen, let's of this game of thrones Easter was yesterday had the whole family over twenty people deep and it was running around with them chicken without its head is exhausting exhausting. What what was on the menu? Ham Turkey chicken bunch appetizers. You know, normal fare cook for twenty people while how that is a lot yet. It's a lot. What was on the dessert plate? We had pies we had you know, your apple pie cherry pie. We had a chocolate cake. We had cookies these homemade ice cream. Oh, yeah. Of course, baked that's how that's how we roll. Oh, I read a lot of people do go out and buy the pie and all which I appreciate a lot of the store. You know for me, though, the store-bought pies are often too sweet like the apple pies. I don't you know, they're just like, they're fine. I can eat them. But the homemade ones just have that that, you know, it was Anthony board Dame who put me onto this about good eating and all of that. And he said really the key is if it's fresh that. That's what delineates very good food from food. That's it's what delineates like the olive garden from your local diner. You know? Yeah. Any anything anything processed? You're right. If it's if it's free. Fresh like, you know, all the way from from vegetables up to up to meet, you know, if you catch a fish, and then eat that fish immediately. It's the best thing on on the air. I mean, it's unbelievable. And in fact, you could you know, you don't even have to cook the fish. You could literally slice it open eat it. And it's unbelievable. Yeah. And I and that's what because like the stuff that those chain restaurants for the most part is not fresh and the stuff like really, you get like at your very, nondescript diner, it is. And it's it's very very good. And those diners, you know, those Diner's sorry to cut you off Matt, but they have a high turnover. So if you have a busy diner, then it's fresh just by the fact that there is so many people coming in consuming the food. So there's a great turnover. Yes. That's why those and the like an applebees or TGI Fridays. I mean, you see like the eighteen McDonald's. You see the eighteen Wheeler pull up with all the frozen packets of crap that could literally last, you know, ninety days in that's what you're consuming. Yeah. So Easter Sunday the day of our risen Lord. I'm sure on Friday. You went to say the stations of the cross of I did it twice all of that. Went to the processions that. I don't religion is obviously on the decline in America and probably worldwide, although it seems like religious people are becoming much more entrenched, they're becoming much more strident. And then there are people much, you know, it used to be like yet people who who went to church. I mean, basically, they went that and make a huge deal out of it. But now it's like it's sort of like everything else in this country either. Or it's like either I am super hardcore religious or I am completely against all of that. But wherever you fall in that people still enjoy the holidays, they still like Easter they still like Christmas and all of that. And you know, it's good family time and chance stop. It's a chance for you really not me so much in my line of work. But I I am relentlessly pumping this podcast to try to get money out of it. It's it's a chance to sit everyone down. As a captive audience, really sell them. You know, all yes, Salam Nance what I'm really thinking. The future of this podcast is about for free online. At is. We are just going to it's slowly going to turn to just Matt an eye hawking are crap product placement product plate. We we've got we've got a masterclass coming up. We just talked about like the Chachis we're going to put on the website, Bugner, mugs. You don't need it at all t shirts. The the iphone cases. John socks. Everything's branded. He sent me this ad. And it's a guy putting out pillows. I won't say, I don't know. Can we say his name or should we not say, oh, sure, you can say his name, Jerry. How do you? How do you pronounce his Gary Gary vein or Chuck it's not his it's not his company? He's supporting this company. I don't even know what the company's name is. All right. So they're selling pillows that lets the irony of this is great the pillow say grip or some other, you know, like get out there and get after it type of slogan for a pillow that is only decorative. It was too small to be like a sleeping pillow a hundred nineteen dollars. Who is going to pay me? I'm gonna get five of them put them on the old bed. The I what I love about. It is as I lay my gentle head down at night. I can still think about hustling and. Grinding. So I'm not wasting time sleeping. It's always been an exemplary of mine is like all, ma'am. I'm wasting the two point six hours of sleep. I get. Now, I can grind it all the way through what was that article? You sent the nine nine six is Japan or China. So yeah, yeah, we're gonna we're gonna talk about an upcoming podcast nine nine six, which is the Alibaba founder. It's like, Jack Ma Ma or I think it is a my baby screwing up at his name, but nine nine six is you wake up at nine AM. I'm sorry. You get to work at nine AM you work to nine PM six days a week. So it's nine nine six not seven. Swim saying this guy's week. What are they doing the sonata nine nine? I'm up I'm up at four and I'm starting to grind in. I don't I don't pass out till about midnight while I'm assuming there you get up and you work out for three hours before the nine o'clock. All start. Yeah. I I mean, I think this guy's kind of kind of fallen off. But anyways. So he's he's gotten a lot of flack. Globally for this because over work and burn out is so prevalent. What we talk about on this podcast, and we kind of make fun of. But yeah, he he basically said that if you know, if you're not working that hardy doesn't want you as an employee. You know, the thing is it's not it's not even the hours necessarily. It's just the fact that you're not doing anything else with your life like going for a hike or reading a book or spending time with your family like that. That's it's not the hard work. It's at like, these people and your people. Yeah. You demand you're still on? It's so depressive. So this like do what you love and you like you're gonna find this meaning at work. It's like, oh, I want to go to Amazon and stacked boxes for eighteen hours a day in love it just ob-. Yep. Where I wanna I wanna go to I want to sit in meetings, and I want to just smell burnt fish. It's like look. It's this the the Bill good you're being sold is a bunch of crap. Yup. Like don't make me love it too. It's like when you're getting hazed into the fraternity and they're spanking with the paddle. And you have to say thank you, sir may have another like that's that mentality. Like, not only do you have to do this you octa profess love for it. Absolutely. Yeah. And Matt ni- here comes the plug. The the soft pitch matinee are working on a masterclass series. That is not only going to help you survive. This this futile and work environment, but thrive in it here, you will become a master at this game. Well, the thing is I think many people have had this experience where you see some incompetent boob who has risen to a level in the company, and you're like house this person's in. Idiot while we're gonna show you how that person rose to that level. And it's certainly not work and competence. Right. It's not. And I think a lot of people look at me that same sort of disdain like how did this idiot get to where he's at? Well, I'm going to show everyone exactly how I did. It certainly if my students sit there thinking, why am I listening to this guy? Obviously has no idea. Well, you know what? I wear shirt. That's how I how do you like that you go? That's right. Sure. Right. And you've got a piece of paper. Right. That says that you're qualified. That's right from the state of Massachusetts. How do you like that? You put literally like you can get up in front of your class and just blather on correct? Well. They would pick up on it. After a while. I mean, they're not that disinterested. I don't know how much they would care if they were like if I just handed out as wholesale. But that would be problems as well. So I do have to actually couldn't you couldn't you play the system. Well, maybe if you got if you had a number of years in you probably could. Yeah, you could just throw a power points and kind of sit there, but like, you know, it all in all seriousness. I don't like to do that. I would hate showing up every day and being like all right just copy these notes for forty minutes. And you know, I mean that that would be like soul-crushing. So, you know, if I'm going to do that, I might as well, go get a job at a company and make you know twice as much as I do now. So, you know, right, right, right right off. But what I was getting back to with your dinner. I I love the idea that someone gets there who knows maybe a friend of the family or something or someone just makes them. Stake of saying, hey, John. How's the company doing? And now, you're up. Oh, doing great. We could all these projects going on the the power point like screen falls down. From the ceiling and the lights the lights, go off Aden. Eight and get daddy's laptop. We're we're gonna now that everybody at like right after dinner right before desert. I give a presentation. Oh, just like all I'm asking for is fifty thousand dollars per person to get in on this. Yeah. I don't need your money. This is for you. This is this is this is. Yep. Are the general? I'm pitching and pitching everything pitching this podcast the pill, the supplement company at what one circle media. Everything's getting pitched. Well, you know, what I love about this patriots thing. Now that we're doing I'm going to be selling people relentlessly on this five dollars a month at Easter dinner at Christmas every everywhere. Yeah. Well, the best is is when they first come into the house. It's always in the back of their mind is like God is John Guna pitch us. Again, this year is this is. Is this going to is this going to happen again because it's super off? No, no, that's not the question. The question is what is John going to pitch? This. What what in win is the asking Glutz and the whole time. I'm warming you up. Yeah. Bob cannot get you another drink. A hey, somebody heat always warming you up for the sale. Yeah. It's what's what is the can picture a couple driving over to your house? And they're talking in the guys like listen. I I can't listen to another and the wife has like we have to be polite. He's you have at last year. It was this the year before it was that what is the latest piece hordes swag? Listen. And then you open the door. You're like, hey. Been Jane come in here. Get come into your for the real thing. Yeah. And then about a half hour into when they've had a couple of martinis and whatnot. Now, you're going. Cheese. A I'm glad you brought that up even though he didn't bring up anything. Nothing's brought up nothing. You're like, well, I just you know, since last year has been trying to diversify my portfolio, and while I'm looking into a lot of exciting opportunity. I love that phrase. Exciting opportunities. Yeah. Ground floor, and I've been using the same lines going back. Ten fifteen years always always the ground floor, and I've never even gotten to the first. Well, you know, what's really interesting me is these wind farms. They're coming up, and I met this guy solar. Solar. I met this guy. He has got he's got some land and Costa Rica, okay? It's really exciting stuff. It's us solar. And it combines a new way of growing coffee beans. Okay. And everybody's staring into their drinks. And then I I'm always always like, hyper competitive, and I'm trying to get the kids and the adults into a pickup basketball game. Right. Right. And I and I destroyed the kids like I'm stuffing them throwing them into the garage. Hey, hey, you got to play to win you gonna play the what we've got going to play to always playing to win. You're working at a, you know, Morgan Stanley, you think anybody's letting you take that layup duck. They've stuck right. You're faking it just just tossing the ball like thirty feet wanted. I got a little six year old. One of the dads. It's like, John, you know, maybe we just take it easy. And then you'd be like, hey, Dave, don't tell me how to raise my kids. Okay. Now aden. Running running grad that literature. I I love how I get my kids involved, and they they want nothing to do with it. Connor go get daddy's laptop and cell phone quick. I actually. When I was down in New York. I was taking the Amtrak back up, and I was in the business class of the Acela. And there were these three guys sitting across the aisle from me, and they had those four seats that face each other with a table in the middle. Right, right. The entire four hours, laptops, open phones out and there, I don't know who they worked for they work for some kind of. I don't know if it was real estate or what it was. But the whole time calling this guy calling that guy talking about this talking about that phone, so laptop boo one guy is interviewing somebody as where riding along for a job and saying how were you on excel? Okay. Well, we can probably data for four hours. No, it was exhausting. Just listening to them. Hey, man, they they're they're running smooth hustling. I guess so I guess that's what those business trips are like you gotta like, you're just work. I remember being in the airport going down to DC and waiting for my flight. And this woman is author phone the entire time having a meltdown because something didn't get sent to another division. And now they're going to be behind and oh my God. It was just like. And then when I was on the t that's we call it up in Boston out from south station. The skies audits phone, and he's like, I just left the office. I'm on my way, home always working yet. And in some some crisis had developed an and he's holy jeeze. But that's it. That's what you gotta do. That's how you gotta be always connected. Always I let's let's wrap up. This wonderful many podcast. On this Monday. We wish you that. You have a very successful week of hustling that there's wind behind your back. And that you're always grinding. We are the wind. We have the working experience podcast are the wind beneath your wings. So the wind Bennett that's a good song to have for the open. You ever know that you're my hero. You're everything. I want to be. Hero. Yeah. My hero. This this'll work into the master class of the ask kissing which we're gonna get to what. Well, you you have to always engage with people on that emotional level. Yeah. Right. So you got to always in the way, I like to phrase, it, you always gotta go deep. Don't keep it superficial. Like the minute you meet someone get deep. Apple all in ask them, what their hopes and dreams are. Way. Carol I want you to tell me your hopes and dreams, you know, what question I was love is where do you see yourself in five years? I usually say heavier. Oh, you mean wear probably on a couch. I'm envisioning. I I always liked to get in close. Yeah. I always like we'll I want to I want to lessen that distance of air between us, you're you're a hand on the inside of the bicep Konaga. Oh, always Ainum close pulling them clo-. You've got I always like to I like to I like to pull them close keeping a little off balance. Yeah. Yeah. Like, yeah. You're a two hand pull them in. Yeah. I'm a two hander. That's right. I'm a to hand one hand firmly grasping the handshake for too long, and the other one on the inside of the bicep yank amid close it getting in there getting you know, sometimes I like to sometimes I'd like to go directly in someone's. I like to come in from the side. It all depends. It helps to if you can get them against a wall because you can kind of pin them in there. You know, gap, and you use a little bit of leverage. That's right. So folks, he's a little handy. Tips for this workweek coming up have a great one and. Try not to get too stressed out. But remember a certain amount of stress keeps you on your toes. Yes, everyone. Thank you for listening to another episode of the work experience. And we hope you tune into future episodes are thanks. Thanks, everyone. Thank you everyone. 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Episode 4: How to Manage Your Time Like A BOSS part 2

Boss Talk Conversations with Antinette

20:58 min | 10 months ago

Episode 4: How to Manage Your Time Like A BOSS part 2

"Hey y'all was going on. It's me your girl into net and I want to welcome you to another episode of Bostock conversations with Internet. But, the last two. Decades we've been talking about and I've been sharing with you some tips to strategies on how you can. Manage it time like a balls I think that's really important. I notice important when we are. On this journey time management is life management in as long as you have your body. You have to know that you are in control. You know you have the power to live the life that you want. You can do two things that you want to do. Is often that I hear people say that they wanted to do. Whatever it is that they WANNA do they might WANNA travel or they may want to start a business or they might want to spend more time with their family whatever it is that they wanna to do. They said that they want to do that but was preventing them is that they don't have the time to do so. And I just think that's an excuse and if you follow me in an, you've listened to my videos before or listen to my podcast before you know now that I, believe that saying you don't have enough time is a major excuse and I think that that's going to prevent a lot of us from moving forward in living our best lives and really being a boss that we wanna be whatever that means for you. So I said, I was GONNA do. Two episodes that support you and taking that exclusive way. And support you and managing your time like a ball. So if you didn't listen to episode three, I encourage you to do that where I shared I four steps in. The first four processes I guess that you can go through that can support you in. Managing your time like a boss getting your life in order enduring what it is that you WanNa do because it starts which at time now today's episode four and I'm GonNa Finish giving you the. The steps in the process that had to that supports knee in managing my time like a boss in. Keep them my time. You know making that a priority because it's important. So. We're GONNA, start with step number five. So when you are managing your time like a boss, it's important for you to identify your non negotiable. Now, that is so important for you to identify the things that you have to do. You can't get around it. Right? We only have twenty four hours in the day. So once you identify your non-negotiables you can. Plug that in. And then you can figure out where the rest of your time Longo. So identify non-negotiables are so important. So there are three types of non negotiable that I have identified on his journey so. Does your daily non-negotiables. There's a weekly nine Gauche ables. In then there's your monthly non-negotiables now when it comes to managing a time like a boss. I suggest that you. Plan. Out. These. non-negotiables at certain times. So for instance, your daily non-negotiables, this is where that comes in at like to talk about but you deadly non-negotiables shows be considered should be thought about. At night. What are the things that you want to do tomorrow you should be already thinking about your tomorrow what are the non-negotiables that you have to complete tomorrow? You should always taken thinking about that the night before. and. Then you have your weekly non-negotiables right because I know things changed day to day but. You know things change with the wheat it stinks change. So that's why you have you done non-negotiables but then you have your weekly non-negotiables. Now, your weekly non-negotiables a- suggest is you plan them out on Sunday Monday that's the beginning of the week. So some people start over on Sunday some people start that we're going Monday or however whatever they you start to because sometimes I work scheduled determinants today that we start our week. It depends but figure out. The day in which you start your week right as Sunday or Monday, and then plan out the non-negotiables that you must complete for the week. Like. For example What For, example, I for myself. I. I say weekly that I wanNA. Do my nails in my feet part of myself care. So on Sundays which which is self care Sunday for me I like to engage in Dormi Nelson my feet right Above for you think about. The activities for work that you have to go shopping do you have to go food shopping your fitness goals the days that you wanna do that stuff like what are the things that you WanNa do during the week that are non negotiable for you think about that on Sunday and Monday and you can you know plug that in right? So and then you're not, you're week your monthly. Endanger monthly goes. Or your monthly nonnegotiable. So what are those things are, what are the things that you have to do for the month and this changes must month week the week it changes. That's why you have to figure out the day that you're going to sit down and think about the non-negotiables detached that you must complete so that you can really figure out how you're going to spend the rest of your time, right? It's important. So, you definitely just want to identify the negotiable 's that's number five. Number. Okay number six. At, tell you this all the time I tell my clients this ozone when you are playing when you are identifying when you are doing the work number seven is you have to write it down writing it down is so important right in down when you write down your goals, were you write down the things that are non-negotiable for you when you write down the things that you must do it really ignites. A signal to to the universe it really lets the universe. No like low she is not playing he is not playing. They really they really Wanna accomplish what they think about because they wrote a down in the signifies something not typing out but right in the down. So step number seven is the number six is that you really want to write down. You're not all this information, but you WANNA right they'll get non-negotiables. After you write down in in you written. Dan Now, what you're not negotiable czar, those daily weekly monthly non-negotiables number seven is that now it's time for you to prioritize what is important. Right. What is important? Ways, you can do this you can simply. Go. Down your list and you can. You know schedule it out on a scale of one to ten. With each item, how important is each item for you? So you can do that. That's a that's A. Strategy that you implemented prioritize your In non-negotiables in things that you want to do for the daily, your weekly monthly woes, right So. Or? There's another way that I found and I was doing some research and I'm like, okay. This is pretty cool when I began to implement in my daily practices. So I definitely encourage you to you know do this at least once a month or when you can. Right so. There's this Strategy that are found that you can managing your time and you're trying to figure out what tasks you want complete a what's important and what's not important. There's this activity that you can do you. Can you know make the? Cross. Right make across one line going down one line going across, and then you're gonNA have four boxes. So in the top left box, that will that will be urgent in important ask. So if this task that you WANNA complete is urgent in important you do it now right is. Important in only you can determine what's urgent and important for you but what's urging in important now? If. In the box next tour on the top right box this ensure. Important but not urgent box. So if you have a task on your list, that's important, but it's not really urging you can really decide when you're going to complete this task. You know put a deadline on it and decide when it's going to be completed. Now in the bottom left corner or box. That's the urgent not important. That's the urgent, not important box and then that box. Those tasks that fall under. That category, you can delegate those tasks you can. Somebody else to do those tasks for you because you can spend most of your time doing the urgent important tasks in the important but not urgent tasks. That's where you can spend most of your time focused on So you can delegate the tasks that are not urgent. That are urgent but not important right in them. Last but not least, you have the bottom right box in that box, you can put the tasks that are not urgent or not important. So those tasks you know you just delete those tasks so. You write that. In you look at it and you really. Begin to identify those tasks that are non-negotiables for you in those tasks that you just WanNa complete that you want to complete that you have to complete and you write it down. Then you prioritize what's important what's not important? You begin to really see in a different way you. You begin to see how you spending your time and other ways which you can spend your time a how you can spend more time during activities that you WANNA do ns really freeing. share those two strategies with you because prioritizing is a when it comes to managing time like a boss because a lot of waste our time. A lot of spend tied doing a lot of things that. Does not. Put US closer to the goals that WanNa, reach into the goals that we want to accomplish. Because we're not managing our time is because you're not putting a lot of thought into what it is that we wanna do what it is that we want to achieve in at the end of the day. We only get twenty four hours a day. So, look at how you're spending your time. If you are not. Satisfied with how you are spending your time, implement these strategies and Begin to make change in your life because only you can do it. Only you can do it. So that's number seven, prioritize a number eight. You gotTA identify. What can get in your way. Right now, the barriers, the obstacles. That's important. This takes a lot of stuff awareness on your part. You really gotta figure out what's holding you back in this area of time management when it comes to, you have these goals having these tasks that you must complete, but it's Kind, of challenging for you to complete the order, those challenges that are stained in your way is it the fact that you are undistracted because you might be on your phone on Social Media Order Time? Is the fact that. Kids maybe you don't have the help or maybe you're not utilizing help or being creative to find help to support you in having freedom to. You know World Prospera in other areas besides parenting. So is it your kids that could be? Taken up a lot of your time. Is it the fact that you? You know you don't? Plan. So you have a challenge with planning your time managing your time. You know too much leisure time you spend a lot of times but your friends, you don't even think about manager time. All you are worried about is the turnout. Right? Is the lack of discipline you know you gotta figure out what are the obstacles in challenges that are standing in your way, and after you identify the obstacles and challenges that are standing in your way I definitely. Encourage you you have to move on to step number nine where we talk about. Development Plan of resilience is important for you to. That at the end of the day when you implement these nine strategies. Right. When you implement these nine strategies, you have to know that whatever comes up for you. Whatever challenges you identify, whatever vision you create is yours. Is Yours all of it the good the earliest, all yours and you can change whatever part of your story that you want to. You can change whatever part of your time management that you are facing challenges struggles all that you can change it. If you want to. It takes you to do it. You can do it. You can develop displaying of resilience but guess what you don't have to do it by yourself. You don't have to do by yourself you can seek help. For the challenges that you have right or you gotta do a little bit a little bit extra. Do a little bit extra. So you gotta develop that plan of Resilience, and once you implement or these strategies this Asia plan of resilience because at the end of the day, if you are someone who struggles with lack of planning dashiell challenge because muscle identify a challenge, you can come up with a solution that's period point blank once you identify challenge. So if you're challenge in this area of time management in, you know that you need to manage your time like a boss, but you suffer from lack of planning. Then what you gotTa do you gotta spend some time in implanted? If you don't begin to in then nothing's going to change because this is your life. If you know your challenge is lack of playing, you have to begin to plan if you know your challenge is the fact that you? You know you got kids and you kids take a Lotta time. You've got to begin to be strategic about the ways of which you're gonNA gain some freedom from these kids at the end of the day I'm GonNa type of mom that I nema break that's the type of mom not I am so. Definitely. Definitely empathize with people in with MOMS with parents fathers to. WHO You know can't get that break some bit. I'm a big advocate for figuring out creatively figuring out how you can get a break from kids because that's good for your self care as a pair you know. So you gotta figure out if you think is ban on the phone in social media now? That's main. That's me sometimes but a lot of times when I am on my phone, I m listening to Youtube figure out ways to you know. Just grow in my business growth personally in just elevate myself but even that can be overwhelming because. You can spend so much time. Listening to information where you're not. Applying the information that You are listening to so. If you're somebody like me who just loves to. Educate yourself in love to receive information just be mindful that you have to also create your own story, develop your own journey in you know applied information that is being given to you so that you can experience a different. Experience you know sprints, whatever is meant for you to experience by applying the principles not just going off of somebody else's story. So that's important. So That's how you develop your plan of resilience you listen to episode Thurday. Listened to episode four, you listen to this episode will. Take these steps in. You know. Playing time. Playing, time you got this. You got this. Okay. So thank you so much for listening to this episode I really really really appreciate you so so so so much I do have a Do have a packet that are created and I gave it to my client. said it just came when we just now so if you are interested in this. email me TGI in at Internet develops DOT COM I'll leave my information and a description box but. I'm telling you. I have found Macon's including myself. I can say over about. about sixty five hours I have been able to find working with individuals who said that they don't have enough time. Just by using these strategies alone. So you are someone who really struggles with time management in managing your time. Listen. Try this. Try this spent time. Implementing these strategies and let me know what what happens for you. I know good things will happen to you. So email me in y'all you'll be blessed. I'll talk to you later.

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TPG Home for the Holidays

Talking Points

21:33 min | 1 year ago

TPG Home for the Holidays

"Happy Holidays from talking points. I'm your host. Brian Kelly the points guy. It's Christmas Day. And whether you celebrate the holiday or not we we at the point. Sky Are definitely festive during the holiday season in today we share y travel is meaningful why it's so important for human connection in Discovery Discovery. White Bridges Divides helps US learn about what makes us world so special so we thought it'd be fun to hear from staffers at about why this place. PG is so important to us and maybe just maybe get you understand why we do what we do. Happy Holidays from all of us at teepee g right after This welcome back to talking points our holiday edition. We're sharing the wise in house house. G. Has Been So helpful in twenty nine thousand nine hundred and the years to come take a listen. This has been a Wilson. I am teepee cheese. Credit cards editor travel has has been very special to me. Almost since I was born. I am the daughter and granddaughter of Air Force Officers. I took my first plane in ride when I was six from. JFK to London. Heathrow on a Pan Am Boeing seven. Forty seven I'm showing my age here but That was a a time when you travel you dressed up. My sister and I had on hats white gloves. Little purses our cousins came to JFK to see us off and they were dressed up. And I remember boarding the plane and the captain allowed me to come up into the cockpit and we were sitting in the cockpit showing being the everything and I said this is great. I love to fly on this plane again and he looked at me. And he's like no. I want you to aspire to do more. I want you to actually fly this plane which started my whole Aviation Geek Passion and travel passion so I grew up in Europe is really blessed that I was able to a travel everywhere. I became aviation journalist and got to continue to travel the world. So it's kind of a very personal thing for me. My Call to you in twenty twenty is to save your pennies and find a way to take that one trip anywhere you wanna go hi. Hi My name's Nicky Kelvin. I'm Derek content the point sky UK. And I'm with my very good friend. Hi I'm Laurie now. I am senior writer for the point sky and the points so laurie and I very special trip together. This year where the Ba- go Israel for like it felt it was quite long actually ears as really about about ten days. I think like this and we made lots of content. We did lots of stuff and we thought we'd just talk through a couple of the places that we win and Laurie Lori is a queen of Hertel reviews and we reviewed a few places in Ivo State a few extra places best some great points and miles options for staying in Israel Say if you want to hop up fantastic experience you count. Why did we talk about Jerusalem the Waldorf? It's a beautiful towel. Unfortunately they don't have a cool but if it's cooler weather other should definitely stay there. Great Redemption and Jerusalem is beautiful and I was very surprised that it's actually only a very short triple Tel Aviv. You could make a day trip but then you wouldn't be able to stay at the waldorf-astoria I said to the King David on it was quite spectacular old. It was once British headquarters when they had the mandate in Palestine. And it's very historical with pool so I liked it but no points options absolutely so nicky you go into twenty twenty sort of new decade. What are your travel goals? Do you have any advice for travelers. Going Twenty twenty trouble goal of mine actually is maybe think about. This is spend your points miles. I am actually a hoarder and I need to get rid of them. I've got loads of Virgin Atlantic flying club. Miles I've got my eyes set on Ashley in a in a first-class redemption using those hall to get is possible. I think I've got over half a million miles up in different programs. I need to spend those babies attention. Attention Nikki Kelvin. Is Points Order. Denying it actually quickly. Let's talk about our best redemption. The ex I think any points this year since you have so many Ah spent points yes. I spent a big chunk. Something really amazing. I have the best light my entire life literally. I flew from Singapore two zero on the new Singapore oppose suites. So they fly the new suites zero every day. They fly one of the full flights a day to London. But it's hard to get visibility and I was the only person in the sweets out the six suites on this whole crew just for me and they made me a big double bed up. gave me a double sweet and it was best fly of my life and I used hundred twenty five thousand Chris. Fly Malls transferred connects and nineteen pounds. Tux and also included business cost connection from body to Singapore. While I don't know if my top stat but I used seven thousand American advantage miles to fly on Qatar in business cost to Thailand via Doha from Madrid and it was really incredible. Unfortunately it wasn't Q.. Sweets tweets but I think their business houses phenomenal regardless knows a very special experience. Nuts two thousand nineteen from lorries. Ainhoa and Sweet Nikki Kelvin. Um this is Melanie Lieberman. I am the travel editor at the points. Die In travel means so much to me. I had a passion for traveling for or as long as I can remember and probably even before that and working. TV has been amazing because it lets me do all the things that I love. Let me write and edit and travel and I couldn't be happier to work at a place surrounded by people who are also so passionate about travel and helping our readers travel apple smarter and get better value for their points for me. Travel is all about connection. It's about connecting with people from around the world who are more like you with the new ever thought and people. You never thought you'd have the opportunity to meet about staying connected with friends and family all over the world in July. I went to Switzerland Switzerland to visit friends. Who Live in Basel and next summer? One of the only trips I have planned for twenty twenty. So far is going to California for a friend's wedding. I feel really fortunate to be alive at the time. Not only where it can be a woman working on the travel industry but also to be a woman. Travelling around the world to be in touch with friends is an relatives and have people come travel to see new too. So that's pretty amazing. Hey guys this Zakharov of talking points fame. You may remember me from the episode so that I was featured on helping entering your reader questions. I hope you guys have had a great two thousand nine hundred eighty nine for me. My travel highlight was definitely finitely. All the Geeky things that I've done this year. I reviewed Suisse first. Class on the flagship Boeing triple seven. I also got behind the scenes at both the Los Angeles and the Las Vegas airport creating some awesome content in some mesmerizing time. Lapse is for you guys to enjoy but the most meaningful trip that I took this year her was to Ghana to attend the Peace Jam. Conference along with some other T-. PG employees the smiles that we brought to the kids faces there have left an indelible mark on me. Happy Happy Holidays to all of you and safe travels. I'm Austin Congo and I am an analyst here at one of the things that he has really meant a lot to me is the way that it embodies the opportunity and the ways in which so many people have these incredible travel aspirations. They really don't feel empowered to go out and make that happen and make that dream vacation a reality and the way that she g really just gives you the tools to make sure that you can go out and make the most of your travel. Experiences is something. That's I have really loved about working with this company. Really we seeing those people go and make dream a reality seeing the photos seeing the success stories and knowing that at some point I might get a chance to do that to the ultimate goal of of so many people here is really just to empower individuals to make the most of the time that they have on this earth end to see as much of it as they can. I'm Scott Mayor wits the executive editorial director Director of the points guy which is basically a fancy way of saying the guy who sits and looks at all the stories and figures out what we have on our page. And I'm getting a little deep in philosophical with you right now about travel. I really really deep down. Think that travels a great way to connect people connect cultures. You're never we're GONNA go more with the person who you really know. Well or at least just randomly decide to attack that country and I think more of us should understand other cultures for me. That often actually starts with food. I love hearing stories behind meals that are passed down from generations or have something cultural consideration to the bellsa white history. You don't get a sense of World War One unless you head to the war or fields in Belgium and really guests sense of trench warfare. How bad things were and learned from that about not repeating? Life's the stakes now. I've gone off the deep end here for you today. About like why we should travel but for each person is individualize their trips where it's richest funding Vegas with your friends hangout. A club and that energizes a lot of people for me. I've got a really busy schedule at work. And I love taking my wife and daughter off to resort. Hopefully one that doesn't have Internet access or cell phone service and just completely escaped by whether that's up the woods or on a tropical beach and I just find I get their sense of who I am and gets a reconnect with my family on those trips ups. So that's a really long way to say. Get out there and travel a TEEPEE G. were all the fancy trips. The first class planes the really awesome hotels and hopefully use your points in miles to get great value that way but at the same time if you are in the back of the plane staying at some discount motel you can find great ways to learn about other people other cultures even here in our own backyard in America. Twenty twenty here. You go pack a suitcase. Ace Keep it light and get out and meet people safe travels. This is Caitlin rebel. The head of social media here and travel to me means stepping outside of my comfort zone. I am from Tennessee. Actually didn't know a lot of people who had really traveled outside the country. When I was growing up my my parents have never been outside the country? So it's something. I definitely considered more of a luxury and then when I learned about TV. I realized it's actually much more attainable than I ever. I thought I love that travel to really experience. New Cultures meet new. People actually just got back from a trip to Paris With my brother and his family and we booked this incredible food tour through chases travel. It was like three hours. Long Guide was incredible and took us through all these little hidden neighborhoods of Paris that we never would have seen otherwise we got to try try incredible food and wine and just all the French culture we could also being on the social media team. It's awesome ticket to see how. PG impacts everyone else's his travel we have this weekly series that we call the reader success stories re push out on instagram each week and it's incredible to really see how travel on td has impacted so many the people we get stories of people taking honeymoons. They never thought they could or mother daughter trip sir things like that. It's so cool. It's really giving them the opportunity to experience things and places. They never thought they could. This is wallace cotton. I am the community manager at Teepee g been here for three years and to me means and giving people the ability to make their travel goals dreams and other aspirations reality for me I was was able to do just that. I flew to Asia to Hong Kong specifically had never been there before a personal of mine on points in business class. Something that for ten years. I thought I was only able to do if I was a millionaire. But point two miles made a possible. And it's the people that work here and elsewhere and those that the follow us and within our community that makes that possible for me and for others I'm show Bressler and I am the design lead for the points Guy I joined and she beats you so that I could be part of a travel community and I could learn about ways to get to see more of the world's on using points in Niles els travel for me as a way to connect with people that are different from me. It's a way to learn about other lifestyles other places and Explore what it means to be part of this greater global community. I love that experience of arriving in a country treat. You don't speak the language you don't really know where to go and you kind of navigate by smiling by stumbling your way through language wage having all these amazing experiences open up to you because you know you're out having this amazing adventure all right time for a quick eggnog break spiked of course so sit tight home for the holidays right after this looking back actively g home for the holidays addition. We're bringing some nuggets from our staffers here. Let's check into it. I everybody I'm Clinton Anderson. Merry Christmas I am the new senior news editor at the point sky. TV has meant the world to me is one of the places I went when I became obsessed with travel in my early thirty S and T. PG taught me about miles in points and it went from a hobby to a passion to a side project project and now to my main career. And I couldn't be happier to work here. I've been able to do some pretty amazing things with miles and points. I think I've been to eight or nine. New Countries Reason Twenty nineteen flown over one hundred thousand miles. I've been able to book trips like business class to Tahiti using American Airlines miles. I've flown Japan Airlines first class using miles. I've transferred points chase too high it and stayed at the Park Hyatt in Sydney one of the nicest hotels in the world old. You know this hobby. This interest has been enlightening. I've been able to see places I would never have been able to see without. My name is Christian Kramer and I'm the general manager for the point sky. UK Tape Two thousand nineteen was a great gift travel wise. I've managed to take off three destinations. I've always wanted to visit and those New Orleans Bali Iceland and that's something I want to continue doing twenty twenty so for me. Twins twenty. Continue to see a couple of places. I've not been to an old swan to try a wider range of Allen's haven't flown before. Aw that's one of the great things about working at Tgi. Is that tie. I can try different airlines different ways of getting there rather than just being loyal to the one world alliance where historically working on flights. Hey this is Catherine Fan. I'm the senior travel features reporter here at points guy. One of my favorite experiences with the points guy. This year was traveling to West Africa to Liberia to attend the peace. Jam Conference there. I was able to learn from Nobel Peace Prize laureates Laima Bowie and Kailash Satyarthi about about ways in which we can all make a huge impact on our communities without a whole lot of money experience. Just get up and just do it. He I am Izak and I am editor at large at the point sky. I handle our daily newsletter. A whole bunch of fun special projects and I am the host of miles miles away which is going to return sometime very very soon. Hopefully in two thousand twenty. We're just working on making it extra special but today I am here to talk about why T-. BG Travel is meaningful to me. I've struggled with Wanderlust for my entire adult life. Probably GONNA and caught the travel bug. I'd say sometime during my teens. And I have just been searching for you know incredible destinations. All around around the world Ever since and just kind of building out my bucket list it is never ending. And I'm sure I will not ever knock everything off but it certainly goal to just do as much as possibly can and so I had the top of my list Capetown South Africa and I was lucky enough to join a trip with peace chairman a charity that we supported Guy earlier in twenty nineteen and I had a chance to go again this year. to my top a must visit destination of Cape Town on the united inaugural flight from Newark and so I really wanted to explore more of Africa South America and in Scandinavia and just make it back to Australia New Zealand as often as I possibly can but it just I love connecting with locals. I love exploring destinations nations. I love spending time outdoors. I also love to participate in charity trips arm whenever I can is an opportunity to give back and saw in addition the peace Jam am. I joined Norwegian and UNICEF going to Chad in Africa in twenty eight Titas Wall and so I'm always on the lookout for opportunities to give back wait. Hey My name is madison plump before I am a credit cards reporter for TV. G Travel is about experiencing different cultures and meeting New People. Bill and better appreciating this world that we all share you know. I think it was Mark Twain. WHO said that travel is fatal to prejudice bigotry and narrow minded offense and I agree? I think that the more that you travel the more you searching recognized that these differences that so often divide us are actually not that insurmountable. I truly believe that travel is the great connector. I think it at the end of the day is the bridge that connects uh-huh uh-huh with the rest of the world and that it's irreplaceable right of these experiences that you have whenever you're traveling to people that you use the conversations that you have have all of that Europe leasable and I'm just honestly so thankful to be a part of a team at G that not only encourages and inspires there's people to travel but that also enables people to travel and to experience world in a way that they may never knew as possible. Thanks for sharing those special moments for me. I still pinch myself every day that I get to do this. Not only as my job but the fact that we now have over a hundred employees in the UK in the US Austin New York. I'm recording this from our beautiful new headquarters on Fifth Avenue new. And if you would've told me just under ten years ago this is where we would be reaching almost one hundred million readers year. I would say that you you are crazy so what. TV jeans to me is being able to help people so we helper millions of readers. Save money travel more get to see their families and we also do do a lot of charity work and this year at the point sky. We raised a significant amount of money for Rainbow Railroad. Where we've been able to help? LGBTQ people around the world who have been persecuted and are at risk of imprisonment or even death. We've been able to save them and fly them to safety and used travel as a means of peace. I've been really fortunate to be taking the Peace Jam program around the world so at the points guy. We sponsor this program which is peace education four highschoolers around the world we bring Nobel Peace Prize winners two kids and they learn how to make their communities better by learning through the teachings of the Nobel laureates so at teepee Gee we sponsor this program in Guatemala Ghana Liberia South Africa and east team. More sometimes the world seems like it's upside down and and we have no hope but I can tell you what working with young people who have the power and the energy to change this world they will so it gives me hope. Seeing young people people take action into their own hands to make the world a better place. So that's what he means to me. I'm excited for a twenty twenty. That's going to be filled with a lot of new things like our APP which I have currently on my phone and it's amazing I can't wait to roll it out to all of you amongst many other cool surprises so stay a tune for more until then enjoy the holidays. Everyone safe travels. So what does it mean to you slide into our DM's At the point sky or leave us voicemails on our podcast hotline one eight seven seven T. RV and let me know what you has made your life better or what would you like to see it. Just be nice. It's the holidays. Thanks to my amazing assistant. Christie Matsui we to Scott Meyrowitz on our editorial team and as always thanks to our podcast producers Margaret Kelly in Caroline Shea Grin happy holidays from all of us at Tgi. I'm Brian Kelly safe travels.

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Podcast: The meeting room in the pandemic age

Telecom Reseller

19:01 min | 11 months ago

Podcast: The meeting room in the pandemic age

"This is the green on the publisher of Telecom reseller. And today I'm with Mark Roberts, who's the CMO of Tgi. Mark Thank you for joining me today. ME So we're GONNA, have a very interesting contest, says this after news. We're GONNA be talking about a topic that was really hot before the pandemic began, and now I'm sort of wondering whether how do we look at it and that is? Everyone was talking about the meeting room and idol room in the meeting room. New Houses and the pandemic it and this podcast is going to be of a meeting room in the pandemic age, and the solutions that peachy our global meet have come up. With that so I'm Mark Crystal. You know. You guys have a company called. PGI and you also have a brand called global me. Could you tell me what they are? Yeah actually there's who we use using small synonymous so. Basically the company name is Pgi. We actually have a range of solutions. Rounded under the umbrella of mate, and so when you hear spoke about the native, simply appended with some things such as global based cast. Global Make Collaboration, and so it's it's the name. It's just the brandon hierarchy of the end of the deal PJ company global warming. Whatever's appended would decide the solution that we actually. And in that spirit we recently had a headline global meet collaboration and cheese, sweet integration, so what G. Suite integration. We did and We're supposed to get a little bit on. I, it's you. Looking for a solution allows the scheme shared video essentially doing those kinds of things that we used to do face to face or install groups viewpoint. where we would do that in a physical location. It's just enough to do this remotely. We didn't G. SUITE AS Interestingly, it's been one of the Mosul faster. integrations that particular customer base is being control When I look at customer, they used the obvious question was. We'll wait a second. Are you in a specific segment by medium large? And we is trump's the base and say it has me wondering just how popular. Extraction. Is is gaining right now because within actress. Nobody's IT'S A. It's an Austin requested integration. So who needs to have G. Suite integration. WHO use. Yes they don't be sin easy answers. G. Uses and and I think his trigger the border and series that. Companies that has standardized on using G. Suite is Just the. Day to day whether you doing spreadsheets with documents with doing presentations exception, we're seeing more and more with people looking at sweet, a very very viable solution and the next question that goes on from there which I think is the view of question is will Hungary pull operates simply and easily whilst you're doing this I, do I do this and teachers video and audio cool and do that and a group environments when June this thing. Where we're in lockdown. Do that simply? that's why we did the juicy integration, so you can just simply select from wherever you are with the application. connect easily to whoever it is that you need to plop risk, so it's it's a simplistic thing why they're doing it, and it's more and more just across across our entire missile base with seeing the requests for Jesus. Now this This package has some interesting things, so let's go over them. For example you guys have virtual whiteboard included. Yes This coming is an interesting one, and I think that the industry itself is one three get invasion to. Like boards and how important it is! and it's one of those features a lot of people all school, but you really sue any real use of IT I. Agree to show why. but during this lockdown as we're incurred nineteen I think that ability to actually sit rainstorm. Have a conversation about what you put it up on a whiteboard. That's that's one of those one of those interactions is really really hard to replicate them so I. Assume you winning to lockdown officers close known their customer base. I'm new potential customers so often four looking at, but it's virtually. And then specifically the education marketplace. Cal Maybe function without this circle to us, you moved to one and so here we are excuses that that consist of those features, insult, productivity this Doberman Club and she. told me about other features that you added. See more tremors On a game. I think this is probably a consequence of the pandemic. 'cause you. Meet since it's not the. Two three individuals in a hotel room kind of thing we should do it more and more lodge team meetings. Having the people have more than ten Cameras Sixteen Twenty Cameras Ovidio seasonal specifically on your screen, so you can see them saying around the team. again the PUCK requests that we've really recently introduced like definition. video up for route twenty seats. You know as we've been going to this lockdown process. A lot of names are be or are being thrown around. A lot of labels are being thrown around Webinar webcast etcetera. Meetings to clarify all that for me, and and then also sort of define what you guys are offering within that context. Yeah Conversation we often end up in I. Think about it from this context. The collaborations solution that we can return she right now. Very, suspect and fourth I. Mean You re trying replicate that? Experience with hostage to say six distance in the equation so I. It's that you see in the video and it's real tiny pulse. Kind of the audio is coming back from school, and we've presentations you going back and forth we can swap seen share in the Whitewater, referring to be full and so. I, I guess you could say winning celeberation really does define it. It's very collaborative. Environmentally we find the self and and you can do that. Tends twenty. Some people obviously gets more difficult because you have more people. And you then contrast that with what kind of conversations and I, I tend to think about those as they all much more will cast environments. It's an enterprise stream solution at the end of the day and the was trump ably a schedule the. and so that collaborative takes place. It's an event that is in place to communicate something. investor relations with the great example. CEO holding a pound whole. American, organization presents into the sales team. A new solution is being introduced on how we should approach it so very very structured ten to enroll them so event production, so you're talking about a much higher quality in terms of. The assets that would be used in it, but if they really. I think about what cast. This is a collaborative session. It's how I think about those Will you go video audio on screen? Share one old etc, in a very fast moving three slow and collect way some of the other features that you on webcast that I. Think we also forget about things like You can track certification so for the attention to the will. See through that and you can get credits to say. Integration into Malkin? Nations etc, etc, but it's a much more structured formal will cast a good cast in be collaborative collaboration and solutions off. Some things for different markets. Yeah, it sounds to me like basically you guys are targeting a market. Needs a lot more heavy lifting than your typical sort of soon me. Oh Yeah When you look at a webcast on events so. you can actually I went license and take care yourself and typical. o accountable to do that would have been production. Managers would know about video. He's the managing or the bridges and. Events and all you can have us take care of it, and just let us rend your entire events, and so that we have the event production manages. We have the expertise with a video feeds. We know how to manage these. You can have somebody on the beginning of clues. Make sure people coming through moderates it. We can take care of the Cuban. For you etc, etc.. Just, to be clear, you can actually just take a license if you do enough of these and. Continues on that track render events. You can have a it, but was more if you're listening. LOOKS JIM ON A. Video collaboration so. You know as a result you attract attracted different type of customer. What verticals you sir? webcasts night of the hunter sits shifted hugely and we've seen. Increases in weapons usage during the pandemic and we three four hundred percent British, and when you look at the uses full house. was starkly. It's been very much investor relations in the financial community. But I think it's broadened. Is company CEO's in particular looking for a way to connect with? employee and stay engaged some. These are actually pretty good to be able to do that, but if you think of any time. Together and inside of the company. And kind of whole on credits, introduction accenture accenture. and everything was all of those kinds of things with this relations. Hr just went since communicate out. Any of those that would have done if starkly in person typically now done over the constitution. And so, whereas it used to be fifteen, one, thousand, fifty, five, thousand. We've seen that requirement. Come all the way down sued the mid size and strives so it's no longer a function of the size of company. It's really is about trying to get done. And I think basically dancing. because. This is one of those things where he figured out there. There's actually a better way to do it and this is. So when we come out of the pandemic, the idea that you'd have. Hundreds of people being flown around and congregation at launch, colds and meeting rooms receive a little cast message. This is actually a better cheaper more effective way to do it then flying people around and wasting time. I think this is company. One of these is GonNa Continue Post. Whereas the the collaborative I think that depends on how many people like to stay at home, which we recently did a few surveys on that to try and get a flavor for how people were really thinking about this. Yeah would you sure some result with us? From the surveys. Yeah, sure So. When my comments here know because it's back over to the collaboration kind of tool so that. The video that white old, being able to screen sharing cetera. so we did a recent survey Interesting. Is Seventy percents of the. Responded employed Americans is specific topic. I'm working from Home Chitukuko nineteen. ninety saying they were able to collaborate just as well as in video audio on that scene. Share that collaborative food, well, they working from home as with any meeting. Bit of shift. That is. Essential trait of something. Just as effective on like, get more with on working for my own as they didn't really have as many interruptions in Newton as well, so it was a a more receptive effective. Well I'm the fact that they can actually do what we did in person which I find interesting. You know everybody is talking about the new normal. You are just reflecting on. What your survey showing? He's there in the normal is through new reality. What's emerging? Renew that I guess the. Question and I I think I can put this in tents, and I kind of referenced it earlier. Be Fooled, but I think this There's some things that we that how to do also comes in a casino, and but it just that. so example using weapons technology to bring people together I. It's not a substitute. It's actually a better way to it. And then when I look at looks going on with the Collaborative kind of solutions and really got substitute. Cool the meeting in in the impromptu so. I think some of that it depends on the individual and as part of that survey and before. On the that really jumped out of me was the as sixty five percent Kind of working from home just said they would not be comfortable in lodge. And work-related. Come from Oregon kind of thing anytime this year. And so I think it goes to that. Seems to be running around over CFO's nine does moments but how much space to the office. Is it correctly configured to actually deal with the return. Wants to to office. And I I know family conversations. I'm having CFO's the. They're also questions. Greatly, we certainly are. And, we're actually a mixed bag of results and people really want an office location. The majority will stick it out the actually saying it. Approached with more working from home, take some of the traffic and having that ability to. Go to an office when you really need it will. Just be able to collaborate with the team when you really need that location to be able to go through that, but then as far reaching impacts office as to. States I! Think that will control yet. It's. GOING GONNA be interested in watching that market or the next year as If they behavioral changes in and. Shift I think. So because it sounds almost to me like something new emerging. I think risk I I really think. and. That question of Kanye's be accepted. doing what I'm doing on, it takes me back to a an experiment. We quite a few years ago. and. It was really based around video conferencing and the idea at the end. If you ought darling into a new thing, the video conference and dragging sick, it's just ten people in that meeting room. To people in remotely the to evolve in we were. Really experienced. So we're trying to external. Send everybody because I guess and we only have to. Even if you're in the office, you have to dial in from the desk, so everybody is equally eventually disadvantage. However, you like to to watch shits, but what we found was meetings with Sean sector than doing and much more increases, close remotes, and so I think what we've had. Some terrible circumstances is A. Social experiment based around that concept. If everybody is what can remotely or if everybody is over video, it actually normalizes the how you interact and forces, different behaviors, and makes it more engaging. Try to within a obsession actually look through the problem with your would. You can't upon, but the other thing I. would say is an. Comes from is this from. When things are so scheduled. We really allow time for play. And so a PG! I was trying to some successive. Some not so successful, some hugely successful kind of team building activities that we've done online over a collaboration solution. Such as collaboration and the twenty webcams with. Sign was I was really helpful to keep up with the engaged while some. It's it's. It's interesting. Times on chocolate territory that we're heading into certainly as it relates the offers going forward. I WanNa, thank you for joining me today. This has been a very interesting podcast I think not only learning about global meet and quote meet collaboration and some of the PG brands, but also you know the future of the meeting room independent Mckay and possibly what will happen in the post. What can we learn more about global me? Has. I say PG DOT COM and We take a look at solutions you'll actually see you have a wide range of solutions that enabled this remote work and hang engagements the ability to share information excetera. It's all about how people can. That, no I wanNA. Thank you again and we'll look forward to the next. podcast on this sort of emerging it of all the topic, Stugotz as a thank you.

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Wild Plans: Airbnb Invests in Travel Company Atlas Obscura

Business Wars Daily

06:59 min | 1 year ago

Wild Plans: Airbnb Invests in Travel Company Atlas Obscura

"Business Wars daily is sponsored by SALESFORCE salesforce customer relationship management solution is committed to helping you deliver the personalized experiences that could customers want so they'll keep coming back again and again salesforce bringing companies and customers together visit salesforce dot com in companies and customers together visit salesforce dot com slash learn more that salesforce dot com slash learn more business that also offered local experiences like these it added the more complex expensive journeys in Two Thousand Sixteen Atlas Obscure plans to use its new funding to invest in it especially travel three years ago airbnb began offering what it calls experiences you know tours field trips cooking lessons wine to achieve profitability which goes a long way to explaining why Airbnb just invested unspecified millions into a company called atlas more such wild and crazy trips according to CEO David plots and most of its trips and experiences will move over to airbnb platform at week reported according to skift industry observers said that AIRBNB experiences are a work in progress presumably with a lot of work yet to be done or seen Namibia's towering dunes desert elephants if you've got seven thousand to cough up closer to home the experiences are fun but maybe more mundane wildly imaginative destinations on atlas obscures roster. You can track wild bumblebees and California's redwoods for only thirteen hundred dollars obscure up together with its airbnb Investment Atlas Obscure Just raised Twenty Million Dollars Atlas obscure is a cross between a chesty told Fortune magazine that experiences will be central to Airbnb as it prepares for next year's IPO but according to the online travel publication skift billion dollar quarter ever but growth is slowing in the face of increasing competition and regulation the company's trying to expand its ancillary revenue streams they're designed to appeal to those of us who more and more frequently want something memorable to do and we go away but it hasn't been an easy ride CEO Brian on this Tgi Friday October twenty fifth the lodging business is lucrative but it isn't as easy as it used to be not for sharing economy businesses like the experiences division isn't yet profitable and just this month airbnb announced that the executive who's been running the division will depart his post when a successor is named tastings and the like it now has a menu of forty thousand experiences in one thousand cities around the world that's up from a paltry five hundred and twenty sixteen you can get curator's tour of a Brooklyn Arcade See Raptors in Washington DC or take a haunted river cruise in Chicago each for less than fifty bucks Turkmenistan and the gates of Hell you had to be speedy to sign up for that one a first offering at thirty five hundred dollars sold out in a couple of hours being being home away anyway yes travelers are still scarfing up the cottages mansions in garages that were all putting online recently AIRBNB had its second one bill last year according to digitize it hosted four hundred fifty domestic experiences up from one hundred fifty five years ago the company was founded ten years ago primarily as immediately according to Ad Week a second one took all five hours to sell out makes us wonder what would have happened if they had offered heaven the gates of Hell is only one of thousands of Apple magazine and a travel agency but most of all it's a business that sells lofty dreams open its website what do you see a headline saying win a trip to today it has more than sixty has become a full-fledged travel business and raised three rounds of funding travel experiences are now sixty percent of its revenue stream clearly airbnb intends to use atlas obscures travel menu to beef up its own. David plots joined the company in two thousand fourteen when it had only a small number of employees up from forty percent but now that this round has been raised in the company is truly more from its roots in media into a travel business plots is stepping down unusually he's crowd sourcing the company's new CEO using the Atlas Obscure Platform to seek his own replacement I don't have the skills to scale up a big travel experiences Asian from all sides trip advisors experiences National Geographic Adventures and other editorially driven experiences like journeys from the New York Times be an atlas this new collaboration is an experimental journey into the Future Destination Unknown from London I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily this plots wrote in a letter to readers there are wonderful people out there who do he went on naturally Airbnb an atlas obscure don't lack for competent skift predicted last year that the one hundred fifty billion dollars tours and experiences market would grow about nine percent a year fueled by our desires for learning in advance sure globally the experiences marketplace's predicted to be worth some eight trillion dollars by twenty twenty-eight fortune reports but success is by Oh means guaranteed as might be apparent by the simultaneous executive departures at airbnb experiences at atlas obscure for Arab uh-huh slash learn more business wars daily sponsored by salesforce. Have you ever wondered what salesforce does salesforce is a customer relationship management solution they bring companies and customers together how do they do it they give your employees a three hundred sixty degree view of your customers homeless personalized experiences that customers want and build lasting trusted customer relationships make sense salesforce bring that helps every department in your company work as one and when all the departments in your company are working together it makes it easier for your company to deliver the scene yeah from wondering this business wars daily. This week's episodes were written edited and produced by Elaine Appleton Grant Ed did introduce by immaculate our executive producer was Marshall created by or non Lopez four wondering. I'm David Brown and we'll see you next week.

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TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Stares at OLEDs

TechStuff

31:55 min | 2 years ago

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Stares at OLEDs

"Hey aerial. Did. You know, KFC is Christmas tradition in Japan can have to listen to that story on household name. It's the podcast about how big brands affect our lives and culture and its back for season two. Subscribe to household name and find out how TGI Friday's was the Tinder the nineteen sixties how an apple ad changed the Super Bowl. And why are you Crean company is selling strange books on Amazon household name brands? You know, stories you don't listen and subscribe to household name on apple podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen. Get in touch with technology with tech stuff from how stuff works dot com. Welcome to text off. I am your host Jonathan Strickland an executive producer with how stuff works in iheartradio. And I love all things tack. And now, I'm gonna talk to you a little bit about classic episode and episode of text up that we published way back on March twenty sixth two thousand twelve called tech stuff. Stares at leads L E D S Crispell at night sat down to talk about what our leads how do they work, and why are they important? And I think it's funny to listen to this older episode because when we were recording it back in two thousand twelve led screens were still very much in that are in D kind of prototype stage. You didn't really see them in very many consumer products. And these days we're seeing them in all sorts of stuff from smartphones tablets to laptop computers to television sets. So it's neat to see. How things have changed? Enjoy this classic episode. I think by when I first started at health stuff works leads were were still very very much in the prototype stage. You didn't really see anything on the market at that time the consumer market anyway, the head an leads type screen and now they're much later in the prototype stage. But we're kidding leads. Actually now, we're getting to the point where we're finally seeing them scaled up to large screen TV's. But for a long time the biggest screen you're going to get with something like eleven inches. Yeah. Well, the the Genesis of my joke being that people who are really interested in Ola technology have been waiting for them to come out for a very long time. It seems like they're they've been in development of some kind for for a long long time. They've been actually pretty common in smaller screens like smartphone. Screens, for example. Yeah, they're they're really great for that. They they use less energy than a lot of the other technologies, and they're excellent for that. But that's, you know, getting them scaled up has taken a long time and the people who've been waiting. I'm gonna buy a TV like, well, you know, I wouldn't hold my breath. Finally, they're starting to here now. But and also the other thing people have been waiting for. And it's one of the Thais. We'll talk about in a little little further end in the podcast is the flexible. Oh lead. Yeah. That idea of having a display that is actually malleable that you can bended around things, and you know, you might use that to have foldable display. That's a lot of people talk about. But there are other things you could use it for like, you could use it in displays say in a store where you've got round columns, and you could have a display wrapping around this round column. Yeah. Things like that. Well, yeah. And it's and that's the thing about it. I think despite the fact that it's taken a while to get larger a lead screens, the technology will be worth the wait. But oh, yeah. I think it's I think it is a good idea to go ahead and talk about the similarities there, I think three major similarities between technologies red green and blue light. Well, the purpose of all all the technologies we're talking about here, you know, plasma LCD, and you know, the lads are LED screens an organic LED screens. You know, it is to display information. And it it shows us light. The trick is really how they go about doing that. And we've talked about some of the other technologies in the past like, for example, plasma uses gases. Yes. Guests and basically you they show the different colors by running a charge through the gas. And then what like, yeah. LCD uses liquid crystals. Yes. These liquid crystals actually form a barrier between light and the clear part of the screen, and then the LCD's through various running an electric current through Jane shape, and that allows light to pass through in there some color filters in there. And that's where we get the displays through that. So that's a liquid crystal display LED's are light emitting die. Coats, and we've had those around for for quite some time, and they're pretty efficient. They're more efficient than a lot of other forms of lighting. But an O LED as Chris mentioned is an organic light emitting diode, and you might think well what how that and it really comes down to kind of an organic sandwich. Yes. And the thing is they're not. Terribly different from from the typical LED's, but it's it really comes down to the materials used. Yes. Who make that sandwich? Yeah. So they're they're they're very thin. All right. So an LED, it's it's solid state. All right. And it is usually between one hundred to five hundred nanometers thick which is pretty thin. That's it according to to most estimates. And this does change from one source to another. But it's about two hundred times thinner than a human hair in diameter. Now human hairs actually come into a variety of diameters. One person's hair might be thinner than another's. True enough. Some people have clear hair like me. My hair is invisible to the human eye so much. Yeah. They had any rate the two hundred deaths navarin those two hundred times smaller than the diameter of human hair. And it's. They're different layers within the sandwich. And that's what is creating the light that you see. And there's the the basics the bread on. This n which if you will is are our pair of electrodes. Right. You got your cathode, and you've got your ano-. Now, technically also had the substrate the substrate is the foundation that the lead sits upon substrate is also part of this. But I'm looking mostly at the components that actually make the the lead work, right? So yeah, you've got the cathode and the ano and you've got the jobs of the cathode in the Arctic create a circuit for electricity to flow through right, right? The electrons flow from one to the other. Yeah. From the cathode to the and in a way, you have to kind of think of this in interesting terms like so cathode is injecting a negative particles into this Oleg sandwich. Are you positive? Yes. I am positive that they are negative. Electrons is what cathodes are putting into their the ano is creating. What we call them electron holes. They're positive. They turn an element to positively charged element. They actually pull electrons out of it. And so now, it's positively charged. So that means that the electrons coming from the cathode are attracted toward the ano- decide. Hey, you're cute node. And so it has to pass through the other layers of the sandwich, and there are two or three other layers, depending on the type of Oleg you're looking at. But really the two layer is the most common. So I'll just stick with that. Okay. So you've got your missing layer. This is the layer the actually emits light. Right. And you have your conductive layer, which is the the layer that attracts the electrons through the other material. So if we're looking at top to bottom and the bottom is the substrate than the top layer is your cathode next down. You have your missive layer. That's where the light comes through. Then you have your conductive layer. That's what's pulling the electrons down. Then you the ano- layer. That's what's really playing the electrons down to. It's what's allowing the conductive layer to pull these electrons through right? And then you have the substrate. So why are we getting light? Boy. This this gets into some interesting physics here. Okay. Yeah. So you've got the electrons coming through from one side, you've got the electron holes coming through from the other side. So in a way, you can think of negative charge and positive charge. I know that sounds weird. But just go with me here and win those two meet the molecule that they meet at becomes actually drops an electron into that positive whole. And as a result. There is a difference in energy, it releases some energy as a result of that that reaction energy is released in the form of a photon. Okay. We've talked about this before about how if you excite an atom by telling you that's going to Disney. The world or something and the electrons move to a higher energy state when those electrons moved back down once that energy has has been removed from the system once the electrons move back down they have to release that extra energy. And they often will do this in the form of photons, which we perceive as light, right? That's exactly what's going on here. Actually saw a great video on this. At MIT's site. Where a professor was explaining how old's work by shocking. The heck out of a pickle. Excellent. He had had a cathode an ano did tach to a pickle and was running a very high electric current through it which was making the pickle glow. And it was this is what was happening you had the positive charge in the negative charge meeting and the molecules where met at that's where it was a releasing this electron and in releasing a photon or electron states were moving down in the photons were being released. And that's why we're getting light. Pretty cool. Actually, I kind of wanted to build one. Except for the fact that I'm sure I would probably electric myself. I I thought you were Gerke and my chain anyway. So when we're talking about like Tristan, we're not talking about lot. No, these are pretty efficient. So we're talking realm of just a few volts that are needed in order to excite these molecules so that they emit light that's one of the major benefits of a led screens that they don't require as much as some others. You know, of course, plasma TV's are notorious for using a lot of electricity. Yeah. Oh, you have to keep pouring intellectuality to keep that gas ionized. Right. So yeah, plasma display is not they've gotten a lot better. Sure. But is it is by its very nature is not the most environmentally friendly way of of creating television. Not that TV is terribly environmentally-friendly. No matter how you do it. But yeah. But it's less. So yeah, plasma has a reputation for being for being less energy friendly. Yeah. So yeah. There have been some better ones. But still and those two different layers of molecules are are are orgasmic, but they're organic plastic. Pretty cool organic plastic like Polly, Anna line and poly fluorine. Okay. All right. You know, pollyanna you. You know, when you when you say were organic, plastic that's whereas towns, like it's oxymoronic like, you know, again Shula. Well, that that's actually we should talk about to the different types of oh leads because there are GB. Oh, led screens. And then there's the white alleged screen. We're sort of uses a color sandwich to and by by activating, red green and blue you get white, and you know, those the red green and blue are pressed together in the same pixel. So by doing that, you can you can have the have basically a pure white. And it it it works a little slightly differently than than the others. Simply because of that there are an people say that it has a longer life than the traditional led screens. But they that is supposed to be one of the advantages of it, and it's also possible to to scale the white alleged screen. Leans up a little easier from what I understand. There's also been talked about as a potential replacement for things like fluorescent lights where not just for displays. But for actual lighting because that's it's even more efficient than fluorescent lighting is. And you know, you don't have that mercury that you gotta worry about enforcement lights. Yep. Guys. If you have those little fluorescent bulbs, which are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. Good on you. But be very careful with them. Yes. Because those suckers do contain some very toxic chemicals in them that can be very dangerous. Yes, you do not want to bust them. Right. So the old led lights might be a nice alternative to that. You know, if if it's efficient enough so that they make economic sense to the consumer because you know, you got to worry about that. And also the fact that they don't have these toxic chemicals necessarily inside them if they are just as a fishing or more. So than makes perfect sense to go and switch to that. We're going to get back to our. Russian about how old's work and what they are all about in just a second. But first, let's take a quick break to thank our sponsor. Guys. Let me talk to you a little bit about turbo tax live. I don't know about you. But for me, nothing really cranks up my inside like tax time. I'm always worried I'm going to do it incorrectly. We'll turbo tax live is a new way to do taxes. It combines technology with on demand tax professionals who can answer your questions and offer personalized advice of talking about real CPA's, really as they can help you with your return. They can help you find all the deductions that apply to you. And you can file your taxes and know that you're doing them correctly. They're tax experts are there when you need them. So you can file with complete peace of mind. Turbo. Tax live with CPA's and EA's on-demand. See details at turbo tax dot com. There actually several different types of led screens an ole displays we talked about the foldable leads. Now, these are using a substrate that is flexible. So, you know, your typical substrate when I think of substrate I think it's coming. This is, you know, pretty solid right or sometimes it can be a little brittle or whatever. But it doesn't bend. It's not been debate. Right. Well, the the idea being that you're going to build your circuit material on top of this material. Yeah. So you're this if the board so you, you know, I'm going to add stuff to it. Right. Right. Yeah. Usually you want something that's fairly solid. Although, you know, obviously for other applications would need something that's flexible, let's say that you went to create a display on say a jacket. Okay. Which might very well be something not necessarily that. The consumer would ever see but say an advertising company creates this this type of of jacket that can have. Flexible screen on the back of it. And then next thing, you know, you've got this new way for at trade shows where people can show off cool technology, and it's literally playing on their backs. I could even imagine it going so far as to let's see you've got a courrier service. And you are sponsored they run ads on your back as you. You're a bike courier. I I look forward to seeing that. I look forward to seeing all the accidents that will happen as a result of people turning their heads to see what watch like I'm going to follow this guy. Another mile. I have to see how this turns out clearly that if you did that you have to make very visually stunning types of ads that don't need any audio though. It'd be it'd be the the real challenge there. Look, I'm just I'm just I'm just trying to create some jobs out there. It's what I'm trying to do. Okay. But you also have you have your passive matrix lead? Now pass a matrix. Oh leads. You know, we talked about the cathodes and the anos, well, that's not necessarily a sheet on top. I you know, when I said sandwich. It sounds like you're talking about solid sheet. Right. That's not necessarily the case. Although that can be done a passive matrix. Oh lead. What it does it arranges the cathodes and anos into strips and once strips are vertical and the strips or horizontal so you can think of it like all the ano- our streets and all the cathodes avenues. Okay. So at these intersections where the cathode and an-and meet that's where you have your pixels and your pixels. Of course, are that's the point of light. So when you talk about how many pixels display has somebody points of light, it is capable of displaying at one time thousand points more than that, that'd be a very low resolution television. The so this is one way of doing that where you have the just at the intersections of these strips. That's where the pixels are not terribly efficient compared to other leads. And and also for all of these screens if you're wondering about controlling brightness. That's a function of how much Tristan is flowing through the system, if you're pouring more juice into it. It's going to be brighter, less juice. Not bright branch makes sense next. We have the active matrix lead. And this has a full sheet of the cathode an ano it's sort of like the sandwich example, I was giving earlier. So in this case, there is a film transistor. That is got a an ano layer overlay. And that's what forms the matrix not the kind that Neo goes through with Eliza ones. But this the in the forms the same feature as the intersections on the passive matrix lead tank. I need an exit gosh, well out of all of those the prize. You didn't say, I know kung FU. Or just whoa. You got your transparent leads now, these are really super cool. Yeah. Everything every single element in this lead is transparent. So when light is is flowing through this system. Then you see it projected within a clear screen, and when it's not you can just look through the screen now. This is used in things like heads up displays. Yeah. So, you know, you're talking about exactly flying a plane driving car, whatever if you've got a heads up display that can show within the the windscreen or or cockpit screen or whatever that is very likely a transparent oh lead. I've also seen this used in smart windows, which was something new. I mean, I had heard about smart windows before. But it was the first time I'd seen one was at sea twenty twelve where I think it was Samsung that had it where it's smart window. What the display information, and it could do things that give you like little information like. News items, or the weather whatever mother when you're looking at a window. If you need a weather report when you're looking out a window. You're not being terribly observant. Well, might be nice to know what the temperature's going to be later on open the window. Oh, okay. All right. So you're looking for cast on a rain. All right, fine. Fine. Yeah. You know? I say, okay. I withdraw my objection. What about active matrix though, ED's? I talked about those. That's the one with the thin-film transistor. Do you wanna just okay now, they use a lot in the phone? So yes, yes. That's the one that does have that thin film transistor. I was talking about that's the one that ends up taking the place of the intersections the thin-film transistor itself has the connections on it on the Eno side where activates where the pixels are pixels are active. Yeah. The fact that they are so thin is the benefit when you're talking about these electric devices brochure and makes it so much easier to fit it into these things, tablet form factors. Yeah. And smartphones. Yeah. If we were still using if we were using things like LCD technology for all of these devices, they would be significantly or at least noticeably larger thicker and somewhat heavier. Yeah. I mean, heavy being a relative thing. But in the case of every ounce kennels. Yeah. In a tablet or something like that. You know, it adds six ounces. Yeah. There's one more type of oh lead. Okay. Which is the top emitting lead. And this is got a substrate that is either opaque or reflective, and they are often used this often this this is just one sub type of lead it can actually be combined with another type of lead. So in other words that active matrix, we were just talking about that method of. Display could be combined with a top meeting. Oh led. And this is something often used and things like smart cards future Jonathan here saying, hey, these leads are pretty great abet pass Jonathan and Chris would have really dug him anyway, it's tough to take another quick break to thank our sponsor. Guys. 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It is much simpler in the grand scheme of things, even though it's more advanced technology, and it's taken years to kind of get the prototype the manufacturing process efficient enough. So that we can build screens that are at the size that we're used to. Yeah. Even so, you know, we have mentioned that. Yes. There are television screens coming out like large ones fifty five inch TV's that use led displays they are incredibly thin. Yes. Like to the point where you can't even really get a good picture of them. When you look at them in profile. However, they also tend to cost a princely sum. Yes. That's what I was getting at is that we have reached the point where the manufacturing processes. Allowed us to build these. But they're still prohibitively expensive for I'd say the majority of the consumer market. Yeah. New new TV's likely cost you several thousand dollars. We're talking like ten grand. Yeah. Easy ten thousand dollars for fifty five inch led screen easy that that's a lot of money for a new television set. I would not be prepared to spend that much on TV. Yeah. And if you're talking about using a competing technology that costs say one fifth of that in or or or. Yeah. Or less. Oh, yeah. It depends on the last thing, you know, for example, I purchased an LED LCD HDTV for way, less than that like less than a tenth of that. And so you look at that. And you're you're saying, yeah. The the technology the splayed technology is clearly superior in that clearly clearly in that it's got. A very crisp picture the colors are are very true trilogy to true blacks. Yes. Because you don't have that back lighting just like plasma plasma does not have back lighting. But LCD does which is why if you've ever had LCD television, Neil mine is Nelson DTD, it's just clip by LED's. Yeah. So if that's why LED LCD. Yeah. So when you use this both, but but if you're watching the dark room, and it's a scene that is like someone walks into a pitch black room in a house or they're suddenly like a blindfolds being put on her whatever you start to notice. Like, wait a minute. Am I my screens actually kind of glowing like it's not really black. It's just really dark, and I can see that. There's light trying to shine through. Hey, it's pitch gray in there. Yeah. That's not true. But leads and and truly TV's and plasma TV's. They they true black. Yeah. Where because there's no light coming through. Right. That that part of the screen is inactive. So it's as dark as it's gonna get. Yeah. So that's another nice thing that the color ratios on. These contrast ratios are really really good the, but yeah, it's even though it's superior. It's just it's going to take a while before that price is going to drop low enough for it to be within the reach of the average consumer. I think and the flexible displays are are always off too. I think those will probably we'll pricey those used in commercial projects. I sure will. I mean, that's where the money is people are going to be willing to spend that for their company to do advertising or to do whatever. Yeah. I'm I'm sure some mobile will add them to their sports stadium chores because they can now eventually what I got. Yeah. Eventually, we may see that incorporate into consumer goods like I could imagine a like a an lead bracelet, right? Like, a thick oh lead bracelet that fits are. Under arrest can display the time, and it can do others. Oh, sure where it would be really thin. So you can have one that is you know, as you can even get some of different lengths. So you can get one that fits your wrist relief snugly, and then you can show all this this content off and ugly. Yes. Snugly and the battery and processor and everything would be on the underside of it's not always on display that unless you're, you know, a nurse in which case, it's the other way around the. Yeah. That I could easily see that happening further down the line and the potential for leads as is pretty high. I mean, we're like I said we've already seen it in consumer goods like smartphones tablets, where it's really helped make these things as sleek and slender as they possibly can be sure sure can't wait to see by the time this podcast goes out. We'll know more about it. But I can't wait to see how the new ipad looks. And I'm sure that it's going to be using an organ. Nick light emitting diode screen possibly a retina display. We don't know because as we're recording this. It's the week before apple has its big announcement. Maybe it won't be an ipad at all. That's true. It could come out that the March seventh discussion it has nothing to do with an ipad in which case. I'll just be like, well, guess we waiting around. But I would be surprised to see that. Because the ipad two came out. Last year. It's about that time. Yeah. Yeah. Whenever south by south west rolls around when it's time for new ipad. All right, guys. Well, I think that wraps up our discussion on leads. They're pretty cool. And yeah, if you wanna learn more about them, please go to how stuff works dot com and look at how old's work we have a lot of of information on it. There are a lot of different illustrations that show this process of the electrons moving from the cathode to the ano-. An exactly how that creates the the light that these layers are emitting three interesting stuff, and it makes it a lot easier to understand, and we have come to the conclusion my friends of ya. Another classic episode of tech stuff. I hope you enjoyed it. I know I did. And if you have any suggestions for future episodes of tech stuff or questions or comments, send them my way. 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