35 Burst results for "Twenty Minute"
Q&A: Should I Sell My House or Rent It Out?
"So About a year ago me and my wife had some stupid system. We've been married for about twenty minutes. Of course had to buy a house and we didn't have a whole lot of money for it so we didn't put twenty percent down. We put closer to five percent down and now we have a job offer about fifty sixty miles away. Certainly moving out of that house. And i'm wondering should be because i've been interested in real estate and property business because this is in a college town. Should i still kinda keep this house. Since he might be upside down. We tried to sell it while the fees included or should. I just try and throw as much money as i can to sell in providence. Profitable it yeah. Well it's not profit. It's just a matter of whether you write a check when you sell. It is all so get with one of our real estate. Lp's at ramsey solutions dot com. And find out what your reality is. This market is so hot. My guess is you're gonna get out of it that's my guess. And here's the thing. If you were living fifty miles away in working to new job you would not call me up and say. Hey dave i wanna buy a house fifty miles away with nothing down leverage it all the way up to what owes much on it as it's worth which means the rent is barely if at all going to cover the payment and so i really want to take on this liability fifty miles away. Nothing down by the way you wouldn't do that. that's effectively. What you got here house has got no equity in it and by the time you rent it for your barely going to cover the payment and by the time it's vacant a time or two and the heat and burps on you. You're gonna have a loss for the year. This thing is a problem. It is not a blessing. And i just heard the other day that they maybe today that they reinstated the mass mandate in california in someplace your one covert away. Your one tick uptick in numbers etc for colleges going back online and suddenly this thing. It feels like it's a sheer fire in college town. Not being so sure fire anymore. The guys i know with college real estate and it's not admittedly now lot. They're getting out. Just because it's so unsure uncertain.
The Benefits of Using a Near Infrared Sauna
"Want to share with you all of the reasons why i purchased the infrared sauna and what it has done so far. What the benefits have been for me. Now i've moved around a lot in my life and there's no denying that sunny days brighten my mood. I always feel better when. I'm enjoying more time in the sun in the area where i live right now. I don't get quite as much sun as i did. I lived in florida. So when i lived in florida i always had good vitamin d levels. I didn't experience depression. And i definitely didn't experience seasonal blues like. I do sometimes living here in tennessee. The sun's rays regulate our sleeping patterns and it supports physiological processes. That help our body to just function better. So i understand a lot of people have become more and more afraid of the sun and we tend to sometimes forget that de son also has really a powerful. He leaned benefits when used appropriately. One of the best ways to reap the benefits of sunlight without necessarily Overexposure or the risk of skin cancer is by using near infrared sauna. Now this isn't the main reason why i wanted an infrared sauna and i'll get into that a little bit more as i go along and share my story but this is definitely a bonus side benefit that as if you do experience seasonal affective disorder. You couldn't possibly benefit from fifteen to twenty minutes of daily infrared light therapy.
Chasing a Feeling With Justin Combs
"First off. Thanks for joining us today tony. It's an honor to have you on the show. Yeah no problem thanks. I appreciate your time. Absolutely man thanks for joining us. So how long have you been talking with. Y'all way well. I don't know probably every two three years. We had a bit of a break a dog eighteen months ago. Heard then God soul fits resurrect me. He was he was a bit bored. So yeah it's a two and a half three years. Is the question nice. And how did it begin. Like how did he introduce himself to. It's quite a stressful situation. I was actually set to get a promotion at work and monogamous ended up getting the promotion. Remember my work. Phone was ringing in my pocket. And a look down. And it said i'll for it was from. Hr and there like congratulations to. I'm not going to say his name to sound. So he's got the promotion and all sorts. Just i was mortified. Dropped on knees and in in this car park in the funding. And i'm like why god why voice sets me. Sales figures a low and you call rights very good and the conversation continued from their earlier. Felt compelled to hold to account on a unspecified. Biweekly podcast this. About twenty minutes long. Because i think people need to know what wise thinking what why while stuff's happening is is made in created
Interview with Crime Writer Clay Stafford: S. 7, Ep. 2 - burst 5
"If you've you haven't been to cure nashville you should. You should should good because it is a. It is a family supportive people. Not that other conferences aren't but that is what we're geared for that family support people and looking looking at my background. You've you may have looked into it. I'm appalachian kid. I grew up in the middle of nowhere with railroad tracks. And i knew those railroad tracks went somewhere but no idea where but i dreamed about going beyond that and there was absolutely no reason that i should ever have found myself in new york in los angeles in miami coming from the region that i came from the circumstances that i came from except for people helping me reaching down and saying you know this guy. He's really trying. You've got a absolute. You've got a little bit of talent. I'll help him out. I give him a chance to see if he can prove himself. And people have been so kind to me over the year years. And that is the impetus for creating cure nashville. So when everybody comes together the whole idea is leave your ego at the door because you are there to help other people what we do is if you come to cure nashville your gonna be a speaker there from law enforcement to guess honor to regular attendees you have to be willing to give your business card to everybody there to build that relationship so that people have a network in support to be able to go to the next level. Now if you've looked at who at how the schedule is laid out. We've got things for beginning writers people who go and i'm second really beginning. Writers people who go i have an idea but i'm not sure how to write a book. Starting there all the way through to people who are already new york times bestsellers who show up. Not because their guests of honors they show up as attendees because they want to take our marketing classes and our publicity sessions to be able to see. How do we go to that next level. How do we use the new technology. And so we've got this wide range of people who were there and when you have that mix of those newbies versus really really good veterans. You've got such a wealth of networking a wealth of opportunity of information. If you just take advantage of it in that one thing and we we. We go to the embassy suites hotel in cool springs which is right outside of historic franklin in about twenty fifteen. Twenty minutes from downtown broadway nashville. So you can get you know you can go down to the broadway and have on if you want to or you can go to the civil war harper river rafting. Whatever you'd like to do here in the historic side so that a lot of people come here with bringing their family and do a vacation but You bring all of those people together and then we have just you know sharing so it's with the covert to answer your question the covert. I think we're cool. This year really disrupted and broke my heart last year but for our area where we live. it's not the issue that it was but again encouraging people. If you have some sort of issue health issue whatever you feel more comfortable wearing a mask at the hotel in some of their situations requires maybe some people who wear a mask. If there's there's an thing but once you get into the rooms it's up to you So you know it's I think we're we're coming back to some degree of norm which i am so happy
The Importance of Ownership With Mark Mullen, Co-Founder @ Bonfire Ventures
"Malta i've had so many great things. We were introduced six years ago. If you can believe it by the one o'clock boundary hood so many great things from greg. It upfront friday. Usb howard lindsay. Thank you so much joining me. Stay mark great to be here buddy. I wanna start. Though i love he contacts to tell me. How did you make your way in the world of venture and how did you come to co found bonfire over the last few years and he was four years ago will say well really i. When i came out of college. I was already getting into finance. I worked for a bank. And then i became an investment banker. More like a merchant banker because we also made investments for a very famous entrepreneurs name was bill daniels and is currently still known as the father cable. Tv in the us and got a chance to work for hammond of working for the farmer for twenty years he was one of those stories. You don't hear about anymore. Didn't finish highschool lied to get into the navy golden gloves boxing. Champion for two years flew two hundred and fifty missions as a fighter pilot came back to the. Us started selling insurance. Wanted to see a boxing match closer tv and started cable television in one thousand nine hundred eighty three. This is the kind of person. I got to work under. And all the people that worked for him so we had an investment bank about seventy five people that did a in the cable world in. Isp's in towers in broadband wireless etc across the world as well as we owned a bunch of different companies. I ran international. So i got a chance to live in paris and london and so for many years. That's what i did. And we also invested in companies ourselves as well as other funds and so when we sold the firm we sold all the assets have pundits death in two thousand two thousand one then. We had still the investment bank. We sold the investment bank in january. Two thousand seven to rbc capital markets fantastic transactions before the crash happened. I was a senior partner then. And i had to stay three more years. But that's really the taste of investing and got the taste of investing from
Understanding User Intent with Openstream's Raj Tumuluri
"We're trying to see how we can understand what the users to intent our goal is as opposed to just literally following what. The user is asking the guessing point. Let's take the case of a health insurance company offering this this kind of an assistant what you tend to their members so the member could could be interested in knowing whether there are are there any court centers nearby so the literal answer for that would be yes that off a note that should really satisfy the constraint and maybe a slightly better You know what would say. They're not three which three geico does nearby ensure them probably on the map but nothing beyond that but if you go beyond that in understand true goal of the end user as to why they asked this question what we call as goal based i log model so optique scientists is actually dr phil cohen. Since you mentioned city he was the original one that that helped write the city from with adam shot and he is so out of bag on the foundation so strong in that space so we are on to the next level which is goal based dialogue engine. So when you ask this question so we kind of understand the plan of the user. The battle of the user is not to merely know Percents nearby but rather like to probably go there and get tested so when that is the case you have to be a good watch losses to insured basically understand okay to find out which ones are closest and then try to find out more information about them whether the renew obstacles in executing the plan of the end user for example if the it could simply say that there are three close by the nearest one is one way but that doesn't have any appointments but the next one these twenty minutes a day and that take walk ins. Shall i get actions for that. And that would be a really powerful thing and this you should be able to do the script fashion. We are not playing to cord and like most other people do are just follow Prompts so that this has an approach and then when you apply that to since pledged up on the insurance domain the policy documents other things tend to be really complex and they're kind of Oftentimes they're legally binding so a lot of language. Therefore you know is is not something that is easy for a common man understand. Why a lot of information could be presenting those documents. You still have to call the are calling your health healthcare payer to get an approval for for the next procedure or next bragged that you're trying to play take or you want to find out why your claim is Declined or your naoko. Claim of property claim in trying to find out what. Your limits are You know whether the whether you have got the plane processed so all these things Required knowledge of knowledge and relationships among various entities present in these documents so one should be able to glean from that The information and and kind of pro dancers To to the end users without requiring in law data staff to sit there and write a lot of ccording to expect these documents so we tied to automate that process
Why Personalized Short-Form Audio Is the Next Big Thing With Audioburst's Amir Hirsh
"Once audio moved to the digital space when podcasting with the online version of radio all of a sudden. We've got a tremendous amount of choice that we can choose content from the we can connect with and i think the audio creators and the users of lost themselves defining difficulties finding one another which goes back to the second point of personalization so now instead of one channel broadcasting for all we have millions of podcasts and audio rooms and read digital radio that is available regardless of the geographical location which it which covers pretty much any topic that you want in a very high quantity highly produced smart way not just a rollout reading the first paragraph of blog on the other hand. We've got now accessibility to millions of users to be listening to be looking for that content right either all through smart earbuds like braque's now helping in growing in promoting the ability to persons to match them to one another cannot operate a non for cannot operate them just streaming. You have to take the the content cut it up into individual items much like i do done to the. Lp's broken up to sink. Pull the mp threes in this songs that will audience does to the full shows breaking up to individual items and then every single user wherever they are through. This smart connection to audience can get that ladies that personalization experience of the bids from multiple different sources. That will answer those twenty minutes that you're in the grocery store and whenever you hit something there is interesting and now you know you. Can you want a dime longer interact. Is that choice. You go into the long form in on the drive back just that podcast all the way to the end of it but if you break it up for the shortfall those bursts of ours and have the ability to grab your attention in those twenty minutes of all your twitter audio version for it. No one's going to do the investigation. It's going to be very difficult to find that comte. That's the percentage station. When it comes to argue. I think in the way that we're operating today.
Eliot Popkin Circle: Letters to My Younger Self
"Thanks for being here and talk a little bit about what you're most excited about in your business today. Happy to say that. I'm a brand new author. My first book. It's called Letters to my younger self jailable at the circle letter dot com right and there's a great Coupon for all of your listeners. They just have to enter circle. Two zero two zero and they get twenty percents off circle 200. that's perfect. I'll put it in the show notes. They'll be link. It'll be yes so before we get too deep into this. We've already practiced out and we said we were going to tease them. Stuff right so later on now right now. You're gonna tell us the story about what to do when your car gets report. And i can't wait not heard this story yet and i i really. I literally can't wait. It's good okay. And then the other one was chasing after a hit and run so not necessarily yes. Another car worry. Yeah and it's sad that you got hit by a car. I'm sorry about that hilarious. That you ran after him and them. I hope i didn't ruin. It was part of it. But that's kinda ruined a little. She's doing okay. It's all good all right. So let's get into room via zoom back to the past and talk about where you grew up and and i know your childhood childhood was rough. And that's part of your gig. So but what was it like. Where did you grow up and Yeah talk a little bit about being again. Yeah so. I grew up in a town called newton massachusetts. It's about twenty minutes outside of boston. Gotcha and You know. I mentioned this in the book. I believe the street. I grew up on. It was one of those beautiful streets that you would probably see movies where these trees line is and you would see the sun peeking through just mutiple. I love those strains. Yes indeed so Unfortunately yeah my childhood was very rough. My dad was an addict and he was yeah. He was physically abusive to me most of my childhood for about ten years or so and then my mom passed from cancer when i was fifteen
Nadal Knocked out in French Open Semi-Finals by Djokovic
"Unthinkable has happened rafael. Nidal knocked out in the semifinals of the twenty twenty. One french open novak djokovic delivering one of his finest performances. Add a grand slam in his career. Of course now. He's got the chance to capture his second grand slam title at the french open. Become one of only three men to accomplish that in men's tennis history. Of course he still has one match to win that match going to be against to. Ct paths who reaches her his first grand slam final of his career. Earning a five-set victory over alex sierra of a fantastic day of tennis in the books of course we still got two more to go here at the twenty twenty one french open as our women's singles final takes place tomorrow are men's singles final takes place on sunday joining me on today's podcast to recap all of today's action preview. The women's final also offer our initial thoughts on that men's final as well. You know him as our do everything. Here act cracked rackets. Forefather of the forehand slice the only undefeated high school tennis coach in missouri state history. It's james foster. Mcdonald's jamie seven hours of tennis in the books how you feel in my friend Not as tired as an adult but Pretty tired pretty tired knocking lady. I got up early. I was jazz. I was energized for the day. It did disappoint. it was good as good. No the quality of tennis from start to finish. Even if it was indulge in about twenty minutes really those first two games immediately put to shame the entire quality of this year of c t poss- match. And i will argue to the dying day that that's your fear of ct post-match much like this fear of t match was better than the consensus seems to be surrounding at but the quality of joke vich even though noodle hadn't played his best tennis. This felt like the first time we've seen novak joke which his absolute peak in quite a bit of time. Maybe even in this entire season
Canadiens’ Game 1 Win Tempered by Late Hit on Jake Evans
"The Canadians scored three first period goals on route twelve five three victory over the jets at MTS centre yes we were talking to me Eric stolen mixes to keep made it three one after twenty minutes without defenseman Joel Edmundson assisting on two of the markers for is it a good job tonight of you know tiring them out down low and getting us the **** up top and make it hard for local agencies so I was going to continue to do that check out the proper on empty net goal with under a minute remaining came at a personal cost with the pics mark Shankly's humbled to have one hit on the Canadians forward left Evans motionless on the ice for several minutes before being stretchered off and taken to hospital game two is Friday Oct I'm gonna be
Price Has 29 Saves, Canadiens Top Maple Leafs 3-1 in Game 7
"What drills on to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after beating two little three one in game seven at Scotiabank arena the Canadians reeled off three straight victories to overcome a three one service deficit and we're letting this one by one of the veterans Brendan Gallagher with his first of the series made one nothing after twenty minutes Corey Perry made it to nothing after the second period William Nylander spoiled the shutout bid of Carey price with just over ninety seconds remaining Montreal faces when a patient run number two starting Wednesday Oct join the debate Toronto
What's the Objective When Presenting an Oral Defense?
"May thirty first twenty twenty one today. I want to talk about the main purpose of presenting an oral defense. Today we are basically concluding the sixteen week course doing research providing or designing and creating a thesis paper around a specific problem that relates to applied linguistics. And we've completed the paper and now we are trying to include the key points from that thesis paper into a twenty minute presentation allowing ten minutes for question and answer. We're at a point now where we have basically one week before we begin with or presentation so i think it's a good time at at this point to stress and just focus again on what our main objective is when we present an oral defense. The objective is simply to present a set of questions one question or two or three questions that relate to the problem to the key point of our thesis paper and in the results and discussion section to answer those questions. That's that's the key point. Make sure that at this point in your preparation. You're putting together ideas in your slides in your powerpoint presentation that number one you have included your research questions just before the method section number two that those research questions are in fact being answered in your results and discussion section. Sometimes it happens where at the end of this whole process. We still are going back to our research questions to slightly modify to tweak maybe tighten our research questions to make sure that we are directly answering those questions. That's very important sometimes. This might mean merging questions. Maybe you're combining two questions into one question maybe. In some cases you're completely removing
Who Killed Yvonne Layne?
"April first. One thousand nine hundred nine twenty. Six year old of on lane was found with her throat. Slashed dead in her home in alliance. Ohio twenty six year old. Yvonne lane a beautiful vivacious woman rebound in a pool of her own blood. Her throat slashed. While her children's slap she was discovered by her mother who had arrived to take her six year old grandchild to kindergarten of was a mother to five kids. David thorne was the father of one of the children although he and a von. We're not together anymore. The murder of a mother of five in her own home stunt the small town of alliance ohio. David had recently been ordered to pay child support and in his confession. Joe said that he was hired by david thorne to kill von so we didn't have to pay the father of one of the children. The motive child support thorne was ordered to pay to the untrained listener. This seems like a pretty clear cut case someone confessing in a good motive but when you start digging and talking to people and going through documents the more complicated things get and it seems like everyone around. A yvonne had a motive to kill her. I i came across the case on the website injustice anywhere which has since become a staple for my research into lesser known conviction cases for my other podcast unjust unsolved. I covered an episode a week telling the stories of people who believed were wrongfully convicted. David was one of them. One of the incredible things to me about. David's case is that it actually unknown there had been other media coverage before the attack grabbed headlines as police hunt for a killer. Dwayne poelman who you just heard in. The previous clips is an investigative journalist. Who looked into the case for three years and at the center of his investigation. Very serious question. Did the system convict the wrong man. However that was over a decade ago. And there's been no movement since i said in david's episode of unjust unsolved that this case deserves its own long-form investigation nachos twenty minutes or forty minutes. So here we are.
S6 E11 - This is what it's like living with someone with PTSD. . . - Full Episode
"All right you ready. I actually hit record this time here. We go so in the most recent episode of the podcast season six episode ten. I sat down with my wife patricia. I talked to her about the challenges. She has faced in dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses over the years and right after we published that episode. We received an excellent recommendation from a listener. Asking us to tackle the topic of what it's like living with someone with ptsd. And i think patricia. And i are uniquely suited to tackle this since both of us. Have this diagnosis in in. Its for completely different reasons. This episode is going to be an unfiltered. Look at what. It's like to live with someone with post traumatic stress disorder and by way of introduction. This is the we served now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life. Your best life money erin perkins. I'm a. us army combat veteran daddy to two amazing kiddos host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today again by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome back to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here. Well good good so it's been a couple weeks right and last time we talked about the treatments. You're getting and things like that for depression. Talk to us a little bit before. We're gonna dive into the. Ptsd topic talked us a little bit. About how those are going those are going. I'm not going to be very honest. they're painful. I think Winning expecting almost a miracle. I mean you you let somebody shock your head for twenty minutes a day. You expect something but it's actually made my depression a little worse. They said that's normal. It can get worse before it gets better. So actually they're going to re map tomorrow and see if there's a different place. They need to put the magnet. But i think it's gonna go all right. Yeah we hope we hope and pray as well trained for this for that. This works in putting you through a lot of distress but like you said pain to try to to address the depression right. And so that's that's just one part of what can be a result of ptsd another city but the actually brit really brings up our our first thing to talk about is. Let's talk about ptsd a little bit. What it is. And how. I understand it. How do you understand. ptsd how. I understand it is. I mean we all know it stands for post traumatic stress disorder and that can be from your childhood from your teen years from adulthood. Something you went through something. You saw something you experienced. That was just traumatic for you. And i know that it can you know make you. Have you know nightmares it. Can you know how you can have memories of that trauma and then you avoid situations that you know make you think of that trauma and you know a lot of even soldiers you know. They get like hyper vigilant. You know because of how it makes them feel and it can call anxiety and depression as well. I think the hyper vigilance was one of the i. I realize that i that something was wrong right. I knew i had a lot of anger in. I was like i don't know why angry like i'm i'm not in the army anymore. I thought you the anger was just part of just being in the army. You're just mad something every day. And so i thought that it would go away and it didn't in fact he got worse and it. Was that hyper vigilance piece. I always felt. I still do. But i always felt ready. This constant state of readiness hyper vigilant. That's one of the behavioral parts because there's behavioral parts psychological mood in general sleep. And then you know it you can break them all down like you know behavioral is like you know you feel agitated or irritable or hof style or hyper vigilant like you were saying or you know you start doing self destructive things like you know. Drugs are becoming an alcoholic or or if he just completely isolate yourself. That's me raise my hand right there myself psychological as you know flashbacks which i don't have those fear that comes from nowhere severe anxiety failure to trust other people. Because you don't know what's going to happen the mood part of it. You know you lose interest or pleasure in doing stuff that you used to enjoy doing right or you feel like the severe guilt or you are incredibly lonely like you have tons of people around you. You have a family that loves you but you are so lonely and it messes with your sleep. It can cause you to sleep too much. Not enough to have horrific nightmares and a lot of people have detachment from other people and like intrusive thoughts that they just can't get rid of you know that you know. They go through their day and i guess to some other people they might look like legitimate list crazy but they just have these constant like thoughts and some people have to talk it out. You know there's so many parts to ptsd. yeah. I think that's one of the challenges with even realizing that you might have it right because there's so many parts to it. Depression anxiety intrusive thoughts avoiding situations. Not sleeping sleeping too much having horrific nightmares having too much emotion having no emotion at all. There's so many things and so what i was told. People especially veterans is if if something feels off. Don't try to figure out if you have. Ptsd anxiety or depression go to mental health right and talk to the professional about it and let them figure out whether you use the va or you go out to out to in the civilian sector. You go get it checked out. Because there's there's nothing that's not going to hurt you to go get it checked out right and that was a question that i was going to ask you. Is you know like when did you realize you had ptsd. I think it was what year wise was twenty seventeen. I got out and twenty. Fourteen of twenty seventeen anger progressively got worse. The hyper vigilance. And what. I say hyper vigilance. I i don't mean just like you know on edge all the time and i guess that was part of it but for me it was this feeling like i'm about to go into a fight like just ready like i mean you know kind of like almost kind of like a sprinter would be at the starting line. Okay here we go all right. I'm ready. i'm ready and it was like that all the time. That sounds exhausting. It is it really really is it took i say i want to say it took a long time to get past that but truth is i'm up past that no the pd. Has these not a broken limb. You know you can't cast on it and wait six weeks and go back and get the cast off and you're good to go. No i mean people can't get past it it's it. There are stories of people who you know they had. Ptsd and to you know after a few months few years depending on situation you can't get past. It depends on the person. I think it's post traumatic growth right where you know after your trauma you become a stronger person. A bigger percent better person. I don't know if i would. I would say that people ever get over their trauma. They just they build one right in that instead of letting the letting it crush them they use it to to fuel becoming a better person in the end and the thing is it's not always a choice. I don't think this is my opinion right. I don't think it's always a choice whether you get to say like oh. I'm past the worst part of my ptsd. And i'm only headed for post traumatic growth now. I don't even think i've heard that term post traumatic growth. So i don't know. If i would be i don't know if my opinion i mean i hope that's a real thing Veteran futterman talk to me. One time so you're doing it basically you're doing to post traumatic growth thing like you like you know you start a company like you've got a great career you've got a great family you know you've got a beautiful home cars dog you've got all this stuff going for you you're doing life right you're in your a great church like you're doing all these things right and hosting this podcast you're getting so much stuff done okay and i'm like okay cool why don't it feel better yeah really i'm like okay. We'll see if this post traumatic growth. I number one. i'm happy i'm growing. I'm happy growing getting better. getting smarter. Faster stronger whatever it is. I'm happy about that part but like it is this like is post traumatic growth a destination or is it just this constantly journey. Yeah i think it's a journey in. It reminds me of what we heard in church on sunday about walking wounded. And that's what that means is like. Es your wounded mentally sometimes physically but you know ptsd is a mental disorder and your your wounded mentally but you continue to walk. Wounded is when you stop that. There's no growth And so the post traumatic growth is continuing to walk. Even though you're wounded i love. Obviously you we're in the same service. Same church service right and we were both talking about how great it was so we can ask each other. This question okay. What's it like living with me especially within. What's it like living with me. Especially when i'm experiencing some sort of triggering episode so you mentioned 2017 when you first realized that you had p. Tst then it was. You're angry and you know we tried to give you a little bit of space and like you know. Let you breathe calm down. But i think i think you have grown because now you take that space for yourself. You're like i'm going to go run or i'm going to take the dog and we're going to go hike for a few hours. I think that you know living with you. I've able to watch you grow. And and learn how coping mechanisms coping skills. And i think with. Ptsd you have to learn. Those people might not always understand them like. I'm not hiking ninety degree weather with a dog. It's not happening but three you that works that would trigger trigger something not. Ptsd that would trigger anger. It has nothing to do with. Ptsd you you. You've joined small groups that you guys run and you know for exercise in general for you just really helps you a lot of that. Is you know twenty seventeen. We had just moved to alabama and things weren't going the way we wanted them to and life was just really stressful right. And you hadn't even been diagnosed yet. sure sure. So you've you've grown okay. So i don't even ask this question. What do you like living with me. It's amazing it's amazing. I love it. Let next question experiencing some sort of triggering episode. Well i've told you this before but as a man as a husband i feel. It's my duty my job to keep you happy. You know and so a lot of times i think. Ptsd manifests itself in your life as overwhelming depression and crippling anxiety right. And there's not a single thing i can do about it so for me. It's not that living with you is better or worse. Y you know with a triggering episode. It's that my hands are tied right. And so i think it's super frustrating. Because i'm like. I see a problem my wife is in. It's not just unhappy. You know it's like she. Has this a legitimate mental diagnosis. A mental condition that. I can't do anything to fix Frankly doctors can't do anything to fix every single part of that right and that conversation we've had many times because you're like i just want to fix it and i'm like doctors i have and they can't fix it. Release yourself up that burden. You can't fix it and that is so tough as a man who says you know what i'm here to lead my family my wife and my kids and you know kind of you know take charge and we're going to go tackle life together and that is so appreciated but sometimes you just got. It's true it's true like it's nothing you can do. Well that's not true. Okay that's not true space. Give me space. You know like like you did tonight. I had that treatment today and it made me sick today. I was actually really upset stomach today. And i'm just chilling in the bedroom lennon bed phone and you just made dinner that i did that helped i did. I logged off my computer at work and went and made dinner. It was amazing. I don't know if the dinner was amazing. But it's good good good so coming up after the break tricia and i are going to ask each other one more question. We're going to ask this question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has. Ptsd and we're gonna share several takeaways with you. Stay with us. Many americans today don't realize the stress and anxiety they feel is most likely because of their finances according to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill that will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today all right and we are back and as promised. We're going to talk about ptsd or would keep talking about ptsd right but the question that we have for each other. Do you wanna ask it. I want me to go go ahead. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I wrote this question. I still think it's a tough question you know i would not wish. Ptsd on anyone true. I'll start with that so with that in mind. What the good that has come out of it. It helps me to understand other people abso win. I hear about a veteran struggling with. Ptsd or a a veteran's family member or or family member or friend who is struggling with ptsd. I'm like i get it. I know how you feel. I completely understand and so for me. It's if there's anything good. It's that i can better relate to people who are going through the same frustration and anguish and honestly emotional pain when they see their loved one going through this right and i know not everyone copes. Well that's true and so this question might be difficult for some other. Some people listening you know like they're their loved when ptsd is raging alcoholic. Who's angry all the time. In what would you tell that person. That's an even to that. That in itself is even tougher. I think what. I would be telling that person is i. Can't i cannot tell you what you should be experiencing if you're living with someone with ptsd and you're like you know my spouses a raging alcoholic as a result of pd. St how do i find good in that. I can't tell you what good you should find. I i'm in no place to tell you that the only thing i can do is point you to the one that is jesus christ the principe who can give you peace in the situation and and the bible even says you know piece that passes all understanding basically piece. That doesn't make sense. So i can't tell you. This is what you should be feeling. This is what you should be experiencing. But i can recommend you to eat a formula so to speak of how to live better in that situation right and and i would add onto that to a more. You know just. I don't know. Do we say worldly. Come that. Try to under try to understand. Don't don't try to fix but like research. See how you can help your one with ptsd. Because i think not. Understanding is a part of the problem right for years i had. Ptsd and you did not. You didn't understand it in in mind would manifest in depression anxiety in the soldier new said just go exercise pushups drink water burpee strength water and i'm like you so don't get it and it was true i didn't you act totally asked you to research it to better understand it and you you did better understand it but now that you have experienced for yourself it's completely different really it. It really really is just just so different when you experience it for yourself. So i'll ask you the same question. Is there anything good about living with someone who has ptsd. I think it teaches you. How similar to what you said compassion. I mean i've always had a big heart. And i think it's because it's been broken a lot and you don't hurt anybody else because you know what that feels like you know you have more compassion. Because you know what it's like to fill abandoned or left out or or or thrown away so you're not gonna do that to anybody because if you're not a monster you're not gonna do that because you know what that feels like me and so i have probably too much compassion. My heart's honestly probably isn't too big for people. There are worse things that people not for pets. But that's a whole different. That's a big for people. Pets you can have one. That's my ocd. Am sorry that's okay. But yeah i would say me. It's compassionate and i've seen more compassionate you as well 'cause i was saying earlier when you didn't understand it you just dislike. Oh burpee and water. But now you're like. Do you want to go take a nap. You need to lay down like there's way more compassion than there was before so if if anything good can come out of such a horrific diagnosis like ptsd. I mean if you can just you know. Be patient and be kind. You can learn compassion. Sure yeah that's a really good point. So that's it for the questions right now. We honestly united had these types of conversations for year really really long time and and this is just another one of those conversations of how to how to live with someone with ptsd. What it's really like. i. I'm going to go out on a limb here. What's the worst part about living with someone with. Ptsd not knowing how they're gonna react something and so you know there's times when not recently but you know there were times i'm like oh i don't know if i want to tell him this 'cause i don't know how he's gonna react. I don't know where he's at today. You know mentally like you know. He's already got a lot on his plate. I'm kinda it's almost like an egg shells kind of thing like the. You wanna be really careful. You know so so those can be a little. And i'm sure i'm the same way i'm sure you and the kids stay away. Well i think for me and maybe for the kiddos too. I don't know but for me. It's the the worst part you know other other than the obvious of you. Know seeing my spouse going through this right but you know how it how it affects. Your frustrates me is the inability to plan. I love planning. I'm like okay. What are we going to do tomorrow. Six weeks from now five years from now and like i don't know win and might depression depression. Yeah and you're going to be like. Oh sorry man like as much as you would love to go do that. Depression is just crushed. You for that day or week or i mean there are many many times to. I'm going to say through the years that i've pushed myself. You know because. I i wanna do fun things at the family like you know. I think a lot of people feel that way. Like yeah wanna goaded disneyworld and make memories you know and you feel like that that depression creep over you and you just got to push through it as hard as it is. You just gotta you can't quit. You got to keep moving gonna walk wounded speaking of which so i know we. We referenced. The walk wounded message right. So so for those of you. Who don't know this was a message from church. The highlands with A great jura tear in this region of the country. One of the biggest in the nation as i recall got twenty plus camp twenty two twenty. Three i don't even know now. We got a bunch of campuses anyway. The the one of the pastors nikon carter. He spoke any told the story about a guy that will testament by the name of jacob who ends up wrestling with this angel and this angel as he's wrestling with jacob he he knocks jacobs jacobs hip out of socket right but jacob keeps wrestling. He's like hey. I am not going to let you go until you bless me. And so he. He eventually wins the wrestling match. The angel blesses him. And then jacob has to go meet his brother. There's whole back did this to me his brother and as he's going to meet his brother he's limping like crazy. And so even though the angels blessed and basically god putting his hand on him and saying hey like i you know i i love you. I approve of what you're doing. You know i'm blessing right now. Even though god did that he didn't heal him completely soup but jacob still had to keep moving and he had to walk wounded. Right into put in real world speak is like yeah. You can have blessings you can have all these great things in life you can have money. Houses cars land lakes pools vacation homes. But that doesn't mean you're not going to have wounds right from other people from yourself from life itself. Ptsd is usually a a life itself kind of thing so what you gotta keep walking for. Sure for sure so what's another takeaway back to. What we're saying is be patient and educate yourself. If you want to help your spouse or even yourself like okay like read just read read. How other people are doing it and that have been successful and and see how it actually manifests in your own life. Because just saying it's ptsd. I bet there some other things surrounding it that maybe you don't even know. And so educate yourself and be patient with yourself and your spouse if it's your spouse right right and somebody said this is another great takeaway. Here is give your spouse space if your spouse was the one who has the. Ptsd right give them the space they need. I will say that with the caveat if you believe. They are in danger of hurting themselves. Get the appropriate help. Absolutely this is not the your spouse said. Hey i'm gonna take my own life and then you say okay one. That's giving them space. No no no. That's not a time when you need to give them space. That's a time when there needs to be an intervention right. You know so when we're talking to give give your spouse space. it's you patricia. Saying yeah take your dog for hike. Its ninety degrees. go ahead. i'm not with you. I'll be in the pool right. Yeah right yeah gopher run go go do something to to just relax to take that. Take the edge off so to speak. Then so give your spouse space. I think is a really really great takeaway there so anything else any other takeaways. We should share with our audience today. I don't know. I think we've covered it. I mean just to walk wounded. Hold their hand while they're walking did. Oh may that's the that'll pre treat there. that's good. That is so good well patricia again. So much for coming on the show really really appreciate. I know you didn't feel great today but you muscled through it and i'm so so glad you did. I know our listeners grew be happy as well and obviously on this show. We ask a lot of questions that we do our best to answer a lot of questions and we all have a lot of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves is this. Have i accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith. In jesus christ will thank you so much for listening. Be sure to follow social media. Facebook occurred to fight again. Same thing on instagram and twitter ad courage again. You can pick up. A copy of my book resolve at courage to defied again dot com or also on amazon. It has been such a pleasure sharing our hearts in this conversation with you today until next time. Thanks for listening.
Otter Talks to Roam
A highlight from S6 E10 - Real Conversations on Mental Health (w/ Special Guest: Patricia Perkins)
"May is mental health awareness month. And i felt it only right to release an episode focusing on the topic of mental health. Now if you've listened to the podcast for any length of time you've no doubt heard me talk about my own struggles with ptsd depression and mon experiences. Not all that uncommon in the veteran community. What you don't often hear though is from the veteran's spouse and on today's episode. I get to sit down with my wife patricia. As she shares the story of her own emotional journey with mental health diagnoses medications. Hospital stays and a whole lot more. This is the we serve now. What podcast where. I do my best to answer the questions. Veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life your best life by way of introduction my name is aaron perkins i am a us army combat veteran daddy to amazing kiddos. Host of this podcast. If you hadn't guessed. And i am joined today by my beautiful bride patricia. Welcome to the show thank you. I'm so glad to be here excited to talk about a subject that i'm passionate about. Yeah absolutely absolutely well. Great to have you here. I'm i'm incredibly happy that you agreed to be on the show. Usually it is me saying. Hey i'm going to be recording tonight. So if you you and the kids can kind of keep it down a little bit and but really really grateful that you here today. So today was one of many days where you're going through this. I don't know call procedure or treatment treatment. Okay so so. Obviously i went with you. Today is able to accompany you to that treatment and it specifically four depression right and so start with today. Let's start with today in a kind of what happened today. And what the treatment is. And let's start there. Sure okay so. The treatment is called. Tm s it means trans cranial magnetic stimulation menendez Treatment that oddly. Enough stimulates your brain. It's post what is supposed to do is to help the neurotransmitters talk to each other better and it is usually reserved for someone who's tried a few different types of medication for depression but it also helps with like anxiety. Ocd and sometimes even physical pain. Okay so so so. This is not a it. Sounds like it's a noninvasive. It's not a surgery type of thing so basically the way they explain it. It's like electromagnetic therapy. Where like in the old days where they would maybe cut. Open your head and maybe electric your brain things like that but this obviously they're not doing that. You can sit down in this chair. It's kind of like the big dentist chair. They strap you all in and they put this big magnet next to your head in a certain spot at a certain level. It's already been determined by your doctor and it made me last twenty minutes. And then you're you're on your way okay. So is that it's not obviously. I know this right before listeners. This is not like a one time thing. This is one of how many treatments you have to get. Okay so today was off my fourth treatment and i think if i did the math right i have at least thirty three more to go. So it's over a nine week period and because of where we live. I have to drive basically an hour and a half to get there. And then i'm there for fifteen to twenty minutes in the drive an hour and a half and and yeah i i definitely know that. That part in itself is frustrating. The drive so let's go back a little bit now so you're having this it might not be invasive but stewart pretty extreme treatment of kind of remapping your brain right yes. It's it's had some side effects already some some anger some tiredness Brain fog lightheadedness. The way the only way. I can explain it. It's like there's a big garden with a huge gate and there's all these locks and each treatment seems to slowly work open a new lock and then hopefully by the end all the locks will be open and king come open and i can be free of depression anxiety. I don't know if that's going to happen. I have faith that it can happen so hopefully it does happen. You me both you both so so take us back a little bit. How did you get to this point. You know obviously you. Have you know some sort of depression or anxiety or whatever take us back to diagnoses and that sort of thing so i i got diagnosed probably sixteen years ago like actual clinical diagnosis of major depressive disorder and house have severe anxiety. I have d. c. Ptsd so what is so ptsd. I know what is cd. Basically childhood post traumatic stress disorder. And then i have. Ocd okay so so ptsd. Veteran community intimately familiar with cps d c p s de. It is then the so. How did that come about. I mean this this is like you know really getting into the nitty gritty of it a little bit but i had parent you know. I had parents that. They weren't believers not that that makes you any less of a good parent but they were involved with things that they shouldn't have been involved with and they didn't have a good relationship with one another so that meant a very rocky relationship with their children and so without getting into too much and making people uncomfortable. This is a really bad childhood really bad and even in my teenage years there was some other stuff that was really bad. So just you know things that people don't really think about as being post traumatic stress disorder. I've heard other people say. How can you even have that. You weren't a soldier. Well that's not reserved for soldiers or servicemen period. Post traumatic stress can happen after a car accident after your home gets broken into after a traumatic. Any traumatic experience you can. Pdf st right right so so with depression. You were diagnosed. She said sixteen years ago crack and so did the anxiety diagnosis. Come along with that or out of that will work. It was shortly after. I think they at i thought maybe it was just really bad depression and they realized that it was both mint so they started treatment to different treatments who different medications and over the years between the two just the depression and anxiety. I know i've had over sixteen or seventeen medications and sixteen or seventeen. I didn't know there were that many others time for i mean i know. There's a lot of medications out there right. But most i know i i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say most people when they're struggling with anxiety depression or even if they do have a legitimate diagnosis of anxiety. Depression or both. It's okay let me go get this. Let me go try it. You know and then if that doesn't work maybe they go try something else but sixteen or seventeen that that just sounds like an extreme number is sensitive to medications and so what may work for a lot of people. Just doesn't seem to work for me. Or i ended up being allergic to it but i will say that i did. This test called a g. e. n. e. s. t. and it's a dna test and that's something that you're psychiatrists can do for you. There is a cost involved but it will tell you which medications and you know. They're all different classes. Work for your dna type so you have a red section and you should stay away from those. You have a yellow section. That may help. And then you have. A green section is more likely to help with your dna type so that can help a lot of people. Stay away from having to try sixteen or seventeen different medications. Sure sure that that's a really good point. And obviously you. You didn't take that 'til later. Right actually took it last year. Yeah so the break i. I wish i could have taken ten years ago. But i don't think even knew about it and that's another thing i would say. Is you know educate yourself. Don't wait on your doctors to find all the resolutions for you. Like feel free to look and research and bring it up to your doctor. you know. it's a good point. So medication is just one side of the depression anxiety. Ptsd just one side of it before the medication happens. There's something that either. Your doctors realize your families realize or you personally realize something different in me. Something is not working as it's supposed to or it's manifesting in in a certain way and i know that when it comes to ptsd specifically it manifests itself in a lot of different ways. They can manifest itself in anger in inability to focus and chronic pain. In a guilt it can manifest itself in different ways. So let's focus on the. Let's say let's. Let's go with depression right the major depressive disorder. How did that or does that manifest itself in your life. The first time. I realized that i might have an issue with. Depression was actually. I had a really bad episode. After i had caitlin so caitlyn's daughter. Sorry caitlyn's her daughter. Yeah she's fourteen now. After i had her. I was sitting just watching tv. And she was sitting there beside me and her little old bouncy seat. And i actually started having these really dark feelings kind of like oppression and actually that coincided with an anxiety attack as well and actually got rushed to the hospital because they thought i was having a pulmonary. Embolism so they thought that. I had blood clots. I was about to die. You know there was but it was a mixture of depressive episode and anxiety attack which i had never felt before and that really scared me and the doctors were able to put me on medication to help with that. It did not stop it but it did help. Sure sure so what what happens next. You know you're you're on this medication. It's helping look what happens. Is there a point at which you realize. That medication isn't working or isn't working as well as it should. Yeah most doctors will tell you you know. Give it two or three weeks to really get in your system if you don't see any changes or if you see getting worse than you're to want to let us know so that we can adjust or change that medication and over the years. That has happened so often. That i i got to this place and i'll say that it's okay to do this if you need to. Own your closet by yourself and cry for a little while. 'cause you're just overwhelmed and nothing seems to be working and you want so badly to be quote unquote normal. Go have cry. Go eat ice cream or chocolate or something. I don't even care. It's okay to do those things. But i got to this place where i was like. None of this is working. I need something completely different. And i think that's when. I did the insight site testing because most of the medications that i had been put on. Were in my red list more in the list that was for your dna. These are not going to work for you. Oh wow so going through this process and the truth is i didn't even realize this at the time we've been married for fifteen plus years and i knew that kept having different medications tried and you like oh. This is not working but we had no idea why. It's not working until this test. You didn't says hey this might actually work for you Yeah that's that stuff okay. So what about the anxiety piece you know. It started with an executive attack How does that manifest itself or did it manifest itself in your life. So i have an odd anxiety like i have panic. Attacks panic attacks but generally speaking. I'm just anxious and it's like my anxiety and my ocd. Like to just hold hands and frolic through my brain and so what. I'm feeling extremely anxious. I have to clean everything so it's kind of like since i can't control my emotions i can't control what's going on in the world. My brain has to find something that can control and the cleanliness in my house. I can control thankfully because you and the kids are pretty neat people. But i have to do have to be able to do something. Control something to calm down. If i don't do that ended up in the closet crying eating chocolate well like you said. That's okay if you have to do. It's not not not every day but so talked about the depression. Talk about the anxiety. Ptsd how does that manifest itself in your life on a day-to-day basis weekly basis. How how often what does it feel like said the. Ptsd is like a whole different monster. That lives somewhere inside of my person. And the worst episodes i have with. Ptsd is when my children especially caitlyn our daughter when she reaches those age those ages where you've espn we. We had talked about this a little bit today. As we're preparing for the podcast but it was as a recall kind of like the same ages or proxy ages where something traumatic happened in your own childhood right so so then. My brain is like imagine that happening to kaitlin. Imagine that having to our son. Christopher and then it's like this overwhelming like it's not a mama bear feeling is a mama dragon. And it's like i will. I will died to protect but at the same time. It's then there's this the the little girl in me is like. How could my mom have let that happen. How could my dad have let that happen. Where was the the parental. where were they. Why did these things even happened. That i have this trauma but we're all human doing the best. We can now. That i'm older i can. I can look at my pass without being completely angry with my parents because they were just doing their best as well. Sure sure so. We're won't take a break real quick but coming up after the break and now you have a few things that you want to share with our listeners. More as encouragement and continuing the story obviously but also practical steps. Stay with us. Many americans today don't realize the stress and anxiety. They feel is likely because of their finances. According to bankrate.com more than six out of ten people couldn't cover a one thousand dollar emergency seven out of ten. Don't budget regularly. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck to these describe you. Are you ready to live like others. Can't too many make the mistake of budgeting their lifestyle instead of budgeting their basic needs. I my friend. Marco over at mc business lab has a simple process to automate the basic things. You need to live and then never looking at one of those bills again. Head over to live like others can't dot com to get on the wait list for his own line course to learn this automation skill. That will significantly reduce your stress anxiety. And if you think one on one attention could be the way for you. You can also schedule your free consultation with marco once again that's live like others can't dot com get on the path to your dream life today. Alright so here we are back. Second half of the show here with my wife patricia talking about mental health. And it's okay. She's looking at me right now. She's like oh just made a noise like it's okay. Well we'll cleared up. It's fine and so so anyway so here talking to my wife patricia about mental health and about her own challenges and struggles with it. And so obviously there's no one in your corner so to speak. I mean there's the stigma associated with it but there's also no one kind of coaching. You through this of like okay. Well if this isn't working here's what you do right not currently. I've had counselors in the past. You know and they've we've tried to work through things. I have been the hospital couple of times. And i think there's a lot of people who mean well but it doesn't mean it's going to work for you and so i feel it's important that people understand that if you do have a mental illness. It's okay to research an advocate for yourself. You don't have to wait on a doctor or counselor or someone who you feel like is more intelligent or just because they have letters after their name that they know you better than you do feel free. No not feel free. Please speak for yourself. that's huge. That is so huge. And i think that advocating for yourself is such a critical element of getting the help you need. Because when i think of veterans who are struggling right. You know whether whether it's a physical health or mental health concern. They know themselves like better than anyone else knows them and so when they go to the doctor when i as a veteran go to the doctor i have an obligation to myself right to be as honest and as really a as direct as i can like look. This is the problem. This is how. I'm feeling. I'm here for you to help me fix it right. But then there's the stigma especially in the military community. Where if something isn't working right in your brain you're not working right. Oh absolutely that is the stigma is is really and i think the worst thing about mental health diagnoses today at least in america. If not all over the world it absolutely needs to be normalized that your your brain is an oregon and just like your heart and all your heart muscle but you could knees your liver. If any of those things were failing if they weren't working like they were supposed to have so many people around you. Hey what can i do for you. What can i do for your family. Could i get my blood tested to see if i could be donor. How in the world could make your life better but you hear someone is in a three month depressive episode and they can't even get out of bed. I don't see people lining up with casseroles. I don't know. I don't see that happening. You know if you have to leave an event because you had an anxiety attack there's whispers. There's not help this is strong. It is so strong. And there's a you know within the military there is a fear and i will say rightly so that if you say hey i have this particular mental condition it can potentially impact your career and in the civilian world because well as a mom i if another mom i don't know maybe somebody's going to hear this and maybe they don't want their kids hanging out but as a mom you think. Oh can this person actually take care of my kid. While i'm away or is everything issue going to be too overwhelmed. Is she going to have some kind of attack. That i don okay. If you know somebody like that. Just educate yourself right and know that that person wouldn't take on that responsibility if they didn't feel they could handle it. Yeah absolutely and you know. That's a critical point to is. There is so much misinformation out there about mental health. And you know here's the thing. Hollywood doesn't help and i'm not going to rant. I'm not. I'm not trying to say like oh. Don't make movies about people with mental conditions. You know but there is this you know. The joker movie that just came out with a joaquin phoenix. That's joker yeah. Okay so you know. He obviously has a mental health problem. It looks like severe depression and he turns out to be this mass murderer. Right and so people associate edison. He's bipolar but go ahead. Fair enough fair enough so people associate those mental health conditions with something so extreme that they saw on a screen or read an article. now there are extreme cases. it's true. I mean you can't just say that that. No one is that bad off but there are people that bad off that they're not usually the people who look like they're doing okay. There those the people who are really struggling there are more signs right than than you just meeting them. Like if i just walked up to you and said hi. My name's patricia. Perkin tie you doing. You would never think i had five mental disorders right. You know someone. who's that far gone. You know they're going to be showing signs. Oh yeah absolutely for sure for sure and you know the thing is when it comes to mental health when it comes to you know having a a severe enough level of mental health challenges concerns whatever. You wanna call them. If you don't have an official diagnosis right there are so many. I guess levels is probably the best way to put it of of severity. Because you know like saying. Hey i'm feeling depressed for a couple of weeks is a far cry from major depressive disorder right okay. Yeah may i believe probably should have been a little more research but it would be depressed for at least six months before. It is a clinical diagnosis. And so there's going to be events someone dies. A friend moves away. You have to switch jobs then you could go through a you know a few days or a week of feeling depressed. That's normal. yeah exactly. That's the normal depression. That's not the go quick. It'll medication so you can feel better. That's right it's just a normal life happens and you get down and i've even had people say to me. Well you know you have a lot of stuff. You're very blessed. You have a nice home. You have a great husband. Smart kids you you you have you have you have you have. That has nothing to do. With what my brain is doing. I have the intelligence to know that. I a blessed person a blessed individual but that does not mean that my brain is going to let me enjoy all the time. Yeah that's so true. That is so true. And so i just saw an article earlier today from cnbc said fifty one percent of young americans are struggling with mental health. Fifty one percent. I can believe and i think a lot of that if i can just put in. My personal opinion is social media. I'm sure you constantly see people who are throwing up. There highlight reels on instagram. And some of them still on facebook and then those who are throwing out things on twitter but there you're not getting their whole life you don't read what's actually going on. I mean if people looked at my facebook they would see highlights. Because i want to show the good. I don't want to show the days. I don't wanna get out bed. Showed the days where. I'm like begrudgingly. Driving my kids to school because i have to. I'm an adult to do these things. You don't see those things and especially the generation under us. They're so obsessed with social media that they think that's real life. I mean i have a good life. But it's not insta worthy like everything. I do isn't gonna be popping up on instagram. Because it's not real life right. That's just advertising then like you said it's just highlights right. Yeah and so. I want to go back to the stigma piece for just a minute. Because that's a piece that i'm really passionate about and you know in the military you know being healthy being fit to fight. That's part of the job if you're broken your broken leg unit can't use you to go to war right. You have to get that leg fixed. I if you're broken mentally your unit may not be able to use you to go to war because like there's something wrong with you and like the. The thing is with the stigma. It's okay in you know outside of the military that things that your body or your brain is not working like it's supposed to and i've heard so many veterans so min- countless veterans really be rating their brothers and sisters in arms when they talk about having. Ptsd like your combat. Experience was different than mine. Therefore you don't have ptsd or you can't be depressed or you can't be anxious like you're just whining because you want to get paid from the va. You want the va to take care of you. That's ridiculous it. It really is our veterans out there who just looking for that that extra little bit of money out a month sure. There are but by and large the majority of veterans who who are having the courage to stand up and say. Hey i got something wrong in my brain. It's not working like supposed to. They should be applauded and say you know what that is. Surreal courage that you having right now to go and say i need help. Yes it takes a ton of courage and just in time out of being a military spouse and then my time out of it and interacting with veterans and even people who are still currently serving. They they have these but they don't even know how to say it out loud. They will become an alcoholic. But there's nothing wrong with me. I had no problem with war. Or when they get out of the military you know they get hooked on drugs. Oh in the military didn't affect me very much. I'll have i don't have any. Ptsd that that crazy stuff you know or all of a sudden. They're wife isn't good enough. Their kids aren't good enough and they want to be away from them at all times. They don't want that interaction but they say they're fine because they're afraid to say i might be broken inside and might need some help. So instead of having the courage to say that they are literally ruining their lives in other ways right what alcohol would drugs with breaking up their homes with neglecting their responsibilities. That's may there's so much i want to. I want to fix it right. I want to fix the stigma. Problem wanted but there is no easy way to do it. But i think what we're doing right here is having the conversation for the world to hear that. Look it's not just veterans. It's not just veteran spouses. It's according to that article. Fifty one percent of young americans who are struggling with some sort of mental health condition right regardless of what title you go by better in active duty man woman boy girl. Mental health is no respecter of persons. I'm sorry mental illness right. No you're right and mental health needs. You know it doesn't matter who you are. What are what color you are just like any like. I said any other body part in any other thing. That may need attention. Don't be afraid to give it that attention. Don't be afraid to speak up and speak out. Don't let the stigma hold down. Yeah for sure so from our conversation today. I know we're running up on time. So we're gonna wind this down and you know. Obviously you and. I have talked about this a lot and me in the future. I'm sure we will get you back on the show and talk and talk about about this and how fixing your life especially how the team s treatment is grain because he you know. I'm not afraid to talk about right. My inner demons especially can help somebody else. I feel like i feel like god puts us through situation so that we can help other people and if we can't take the bad and turn it around and help someone than what's it for and i have to have faith that it's it's to help others. Sure sure so. We have alluded to these three big takeaways right like the big takeaways from this episode. We've alluded to them throughout the episode. We've talked about them. We've even said them but remind us remind listeners. What those big three takeaways are from listening to this. I would say the first one is to advocate for yourself like i said. Don't be to research. Don't be afraid to figure out what might work for you. Ask for the jewish site testing. Ask for even if you've been on medication for a long time talking about the s you know there are other ways to go about it than just constantly saying in that cycle of pill after pill after pill with no results there. There is light at the end of the tunnel. So don't be afraid to say. Hey i think this might help me. What do you think. Don't wait on them. The second one i would say is. Don't let the stigma prevent you from seeking help Let's there is nothing wrong with you. If you have mental illness nothing like innately wrong review. You are just a person who is struggling and number three. I would say no that you are not alone like you were saying that article fifty one percent of young americans. This isn't even us. The older americans during these are young americans who were struggling. You're not alone. find group. fine fine started group. It right to you know. Don't don't stay alone either. When you isolate yourself things. Things often get worse so definitely seek out others who may have similar problems going on that you can talk through to to have some sort of accountability with and accountability is huge. It is huge and those are the three big ones. But i wanted to add one more. And it's something that i've done personally and it has to do with what i was talking about with social media and it's so funny because our pastors just said at this sunday delete block. You do not have to look at sally. Suzy sampson's and wish it was yours. Delete her blocking her. If if watching her highlight reel is taking your joy. Delete her if mr man who has it all together all the money all the muscles and the most beautiful wife you've ever seen if that stealing your joy delete him bought him because you need to focus on you and yours is so good. That is so so good so patricia. It is been an amazing conversation with you. I wanna thank you personally. Thank you for your courage to come on the show and talk about not just health in general but your own mental health your own struggles with the diagnoses. You know you've had hospital stays as a result had so many things going your life and so thank you so much for talking about this important topic with us you know. We all have a lot of questions but the most important question you can ask yourself is. This have accepted the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ and before we go one thing. Patricia wanted me to point out was earlier. she referenced. cpt. St and she called it childhood. Ptsd it is actually complex. Ptsd would she informed me of later in complex. Ptsd is brought about from long term trauma that might be physical emotional sexual abuse own going childhood neglect things like that. It could even be a prisoner of war type of situation that brings about complex. Ptsd so just clarification. There that that was what she was referencing in the second. Half of the episode. You may have heard probably did hear a lot of clicking in the background while that clicking was my burien husky running around on a hardwood floor and unfortunately we can't edit that out he just kind of made a cameo appearance on the podcast so that dog is the way i deal with my ptsd and depression having a pet. It just helps a lot so anyway. Thank you so much for listening. It has been a joy sharing our hearts with you today. Be sure to check us out on social media. We at facebook at courage to fight again. Instagram also occurred to fight again and twitter at courage again and check us out on our website at courage to fight again dot com a whole lot. More resources there well until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
Google Announces ‘Pixel Buds a-Series’ in Accidental Unveil
"This was a doozy. We know that google will announce a cheaper version of the pixel buds a or the pixel buds. Rather call the pixel buds. A and. then. I think it was. Was it wednesday or tuesday. This week has been a blur. Google the android account the official verified undercount tweets a. I'll read it for you here. It's just seems. Like one of those throwaway tweets that you don't actually notice until they announce a an unreleased product in it quality sound and quick bluetooth pairing check. The new pixel buds a-series have arrived. Enjoy one tap bluetooth. Pairing with the updated fast pair experience on hashtag android and. There's a photo of new pixel buds with fast pair and a photo of the all white pixel buds a connecting to a what looks like a pixel five so this tweet goes up around midday i think and it stays up for about twenty minutes and then a bunch of people like us noticed that it was up and start tweeting about it. I quote tweeted at saying that. This was the most google thing to ever happen and then about five minutes later. The tweet goes dead. Thankfully everybody knew that it would go dead so they took screen shots. And that's why we have these this evidence for posterity. Not a big surprise. Ara we know that know that this is coming now. Probably know that. It's coming at google. I o but this is interesting because we weren't really sure how google was going to market this It's obviously less. There's less color the the ones that we've seen. It's a single tone color scheme for all of them. So there's an all white probably in all black and i believe it was all green dark
Interview With Yaa of Femmebnb
"So much for joining us today. Can you please tell us your name where you're from your current location and the name of your business. I my is y'all baraga. I am from canada but i. My background is ghanaian My current location right now is a stony creek about twenty minutes from toronto and the name of my business is being you are actually a junior talked to us about the original. Miss jaba dago. In ghana the original mistrial rago in ghana I would say that's it is my grandmother so my grandmother's name jaba arago That is was named after your actually means that a female on thursday in akon. I'm however i'm born on friday so my name is accessible via fia while when my dad needing to my grandmother. That's the name that i had to take so the name michael by is derogatory at some point in your professional career. Did you go by priscilla your middle name. Yes so i sent point in my actually my entire life. I went with priscilla. I never really embraced the name iago until recently. Priscilla is where where a lot of people that i grew up with. Actually know me by. So that's the name. My mom actually originally wanted to give me then. Of course my dad took over and down. That is why y'all virago has been my main sense. But i just recently started embracing that. And i feel like that's what people need to know me by. Now
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"Find or alive entrepreneurs especially building products in new industries, but as much as you can find calms really valuable, then then you need to really make some judgment of what you think patterns of repeat purchase behavior might be an L. Hope you understand your LTV which will inform your back. So we have a lot probably fearful episode. Well, I mean, I think that's a suggestion for round two. He says, but I I want to steal from one of your tweets. Now, I told you I was a big fan. Boy, if you had to make a career decision, you would you cool for advice? I would come I grandfather. So my Grandpa's name urban Morris. She started bourbons, which is a department story grew to five hundred. Stores and to me he's Alton entrepreneur. So in what I just trust there by she's the most straightforward, honest person the net and just gives me a really practical report buys page products. That accompany the right way. I think it's about knowing your audience that you're pitching a blockchain set up. He probably shouldn't be cold. Emailing. Investors focuses on green tech pitches. His way outside Meyer, though, this and pitching is really at sales Cam. So as an entrepreneur, you really need to target the right investors in so up tonight. C entrepreneurs forget this. They just take us frame approach for their. They don't really consider who they're pitching to. And then I wanna finish where you'll nice recent publicly announced investment. I'm why did you say, yes, Jeff? Yes. So radar relay was announced recently a decentralized exchange they've done over one hundred fifty million dollars in transaction volume. During their beta lady us, one hundred fifty countries and more importantly, Ellen Curtis whose CEO's brilliant product line, and it really taken a product for his approach to building the exchange, which is pretty rare in the crypto world. And so So as. I was really happy to back on just based on the fact that he loves products his idea. Jeff next time, I'm going to be out in LA. Are we going to do this in a hot tub? Overlooking the Mahita, and it's going to be a very special around two is not a deal. Talking to me. That's what I love to do. So. Yeah, let's check it happen. I mean, what can I say with that? I just cannot wait around too. And if you'd like to see more from Jeff which clearly is a must then you can find him on Twitter at J M j Mike was I'd love see behind the scenes here. The twenty minute BBC you can do that on Instagram at H dubbing 's nineteen Ninety-six with TB's. It'd be great see that. But before we leave each day I wanted to little bit about hymns the knee wellness brand for men. So I'm gonna join interesting analogy stick with me half..
"twenty minute" Discussed on The Twenty Minute VC
"Now, I'm thrilled to handover to fill in co founder and CEO at all turtles. You have now arrived at your destination. So it's such a pleasure to top you gonna show stay for Bryce special round two. So thank you so much for taking the time out to join. This very dull at British shots once more thinks area. Great to talk to you again, I'm excited, but I want to still stay in for those that maybe didn't get a chance to listens around one. Tell me Phil. How did you make your first foray into startups? And now come to found old hustles today. Wow. Well, I think I started my first company when I was in highschool and finding it difficult to hold on job ever since for about twenty five years or so so made in for serious startup in ninety seven and sold a twenty minutes before the first dot com crash and then pull the team together for a second one and then moved over to Evernote co founder and CEO of Evernote for nine years. And then after that and decided I was done with being a CEO and thought I wanted to be VC for the rest of my life. And so it was lucky enough to get a job as managing director general catalyst where I stayed for two years before deciding that investing was actually initially feel like a real job. So needed to go and do it again. And then started all turtles. I mean that is such brilliant on sixteen description of a phenomenal career to subsequent questions to us. You mentioned selling before the crash sack. I'm always having on a C never lived in one three one in a working career. I'm always really intrigued. How did seeing the crash and seeing the boom and bust cycle firsthand. How did that affect how you operate and think about scaling companies kind of made me realize that I didn't really care that much about what what state the market presented any given time. I always kind of sort of suspected it. And it's just reinforced it kind of going through the crash of two thousand and then again, the the crash in two thousand seven two thousand eight kind of always having companies at that time looking either raising money or operating stuff just going to confirm my suspicions that don't really care about what the rest of the market is doing right now you have to be generally aware of it to not make any stupid mistakes. But for the most part a good idea one years. It's still a good idea of where the market is up or down, the sure and the other woman that I have to tell on from the bio that is. Four aims VC with g obviously a phenomenal firm. How did switching signs of the table. Change your praising mentality and constructive really towards building turtles today. It was really very influential. I got a chance to work with some really talented, people got a lot of mentorship. A lot of advice. Probably the most important thing was just the broader pattern matching up until that point. I been in three companies, and maybe advised they're going to talk to a couple of dozen more and been in a few dozens of board meetings in my life. Then in two years at Cadillac and got to see hundreds of companies, hundreds of more dynamics, and so the pattern recognition just became much better. So it's really useful to kind of layer on that the more abstract macro sense of what was going on to actual experience operating. And it was great just seeing all of the mistakes that I had made repeated in so many other founders and CEO's that I talked to it became very clear most as reflection back on what I was doing wrong when I kind of saw other people doing it. So I think that my two year inadvertent vacation in. Venture capital. I think is probably made me a better CEO, then many actual time operating company. I mean, how can I jump on that and tease what were the big mistakes e sore and all this the definitely had yourself. He think can kind of pry versions of fill..
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"This is the twenty minute with me. Harry Stubbings at age Stubbings nineteen. Ninety-six with two on Instagram but straightens day because I think this is simply one of the best shows we've ever done. It was such a joy for me. Do the twenty minutes went out of the window to be quite honest. And so with that, I'm so thrilled to welcome fin bonds partner first round capsule, one of the most prestigious unsuccessful early stage funds of the last decade with a portfolio including the lice of Uber square Worby Parker hotel tonight, goats, patient ping atrium and many, many more incredible companies as thin. In his own words. He learned the business of startups helping grow and one from fifteen million dollars to two hundred and twenty five million dollars in revenue as creative director for footwear and started his own fitness video game company producing yourself fitness, the first game of its kind for XBox PlayStation two. While he also built partnerships with the likes of Proctor and gamble, and McDonald's and Finarsih writes the most fantastic blog sneaker had VC. That really is a must read for me always. And I do say he signed to finish partners, Josh Koppelman Bill trend should roll pays, hey. Born for the fantastic questions provided stay. I really do appreciate that. But before we welcome into the whole seats day, we mentioned some incredible companies in the of that, and I want to spend a minute talk Bracks the first corporate card for startups Sprague's found his enery Kim Pedro Bill to payments, business in Brazil, but found themselves rejected for a corporate call it when they're in Wycombe beta. They decided to build Brax with instant online sign up, no founded liability required, unlimited ten to twenty times higher than standing cod's pretty incredible. I know. And you can sign up for Bryce today and get fees waived by entering the codes..
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"Them. How do you think about decentralized teams from ineffectiveness in a massive perspective? Yeah, I generally think decentralized teams won't work. I think in the very, very early days of any platform they can work and it's because there is not that much competition and a lot of we need to build out his infrastructure and you have a small number of engineers they can communicate with each other to get those things done over time. What happens is you get more and more sophisticated operators, you have a more and more complex projects that require more and more integration and communication. And so I think you see a recentralization of teams, and so there's no substitute for fifteen or twenty or thirty people physically being in same space. Face all the time. If I sort of play that forward a little bit, even more, I think potentially contrarian view here. Even more is that I think this will actually recentralize back in Silicon Valley. And the reason is that at a certain scale, what's it going from three people to twenty five people, two hundred people to five hundred people. Once you start hitting real global scale on these things, how you go about building accompanying how you go about building an organization. Let's say organization because some of these things may not even be companies how you thinking about building organizations that are affected and can scale and have global impact is tribal knowledge and tribal knowledge really sits in the heads of the people who've done it before and the vast majority of those people are in Silicon Valley. And so I don't think it's an accident that if you look back at the last thirty years, you know with PC's software internet one, oh, social share economy, transportation as a service. And now self-driving that all of those ways have their epicenter in Silicon Valley. Of course, there are some some notable exceptions like Amazon, but buying large that centralization as happened repeatedly in Silicon Valley. And I think it's because this tribal knowledge of how you build organizations that can scale. Isn't the heads of a lot of people here. So what I would expect will happen is actually over time crypto companies will actually recentralize in large part to Silicon Valley. In terms of practicalities, obviously, a lot of these, the decentralization, engineering wise is g to coast and just an inability to scale at coast numbers wise. How do you think about the practical side of affordably scaling engineering teams and how that kind of loosen other mulcahy's? Yeah, it's, it's a great question. I think in general, the bay area is much more expensive than most of the rest of the world, but your best engineers are ordering magnitude more effective than your average engineer. And so very small number of people who can start these things off and then build teams around them. We'll still agree that value. I think a lot of those juniors are still here, and so as long as you can get five to ten of those really, really good people in one place, even if you have to pay them twenty five percent or fifty percent more. Let's say often it's worth the cost. And so I think that pattern will play out until the cost of having those engineers is commensurate with the value that they create. And so if engine in the bay area cost literally five to ten x more than they do in Berlin. Let's say, I think you'll continue to see that happen. Hopefully doesn't get to that. Hopefully we're able to address these issues, but I think we actually have some runway to go put another way. I think there are these network effects in Silicon Valley that will keep people here will make them significantly more effective and network affects take long longtime to degrade. You look at companies like EBay or pay pal. I mean, they actually just get stronger and stronger over time, but it's pretty amazing to look at home net with sex work, and they're real network affects in Silicon Valley that will keep pulling people in that doesn't mean it lasts forever, but I think we're not eating reclose actually, this thing collapsing, I mean, I'm having so much on. I'm just like a twenty minute VC with absolute slight. This terrible main clearly, but I do have into the far around. So as I say statement, and then you give me your immediate, how does that sound? Okay..
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"Buy gross and finding brands and entrepreneurs, and businesses, and teams that are doing exciting things that may make sense within a large organization. And then you know, I think deserted kind of happened, but I think that the final views. View of any business. That's a product business is going to be that it is a retail brand or a retail business that it is technically not a tech business that happens to sell product, and you may be able to use data to be more thoughtful about your decision making processes. You may have a better read on reoccurring revenue because it got a real sense of who that consumer is. And as a result of that, these companies may trade at higher multiples than legacy retail companies do, but they probably won't trade tech multiple. So probably trade somewhere in between. And I think we're probably eighty percent of the way there in terms of people learning that and realizing that. And I think once that happens, we lose a little bit of the froth and we can sort of get back to simply building grade exciting meaningful businesses and brands for the next ten twenty thirty fifty one hundred years. I have to say they absolutely this, which may me route the day. I who the twenty minute VC, but I do want to move into the final. Element being the quickfire rounds. So I say she'll statement and then you give me your media policy see seconds, pel one all you strapped in? Yes, I'm strapped in ready. So the favourite Bookham whining to kill Mockingbird. It's obviously a classic American tale of growing up in his of the beautiful story. But I think the reason why I love that book in particular is because just about everybody's read it just about everybody remembers when they read it and just about everybody has read it again. And so it's it's an interesting story that I think everybody has multiple attachments to throughout their lights, and it's a fascinating way of sort of learning about someone what they think and who they are. Alleys, Townsend says from light speed that we're seeing the replant foaming of retail. Well, she would take him this in the future of retail specifically. I mean, we're definitely seeing a world that's dominated by Amazon. I think that's for sure, or definitely seen a consumer funnel of ice start on Amazon for just. Every purchase that I make, and I don't think that's going to change. So that either means that we need to build needing full businesses that stand apart from that, or we need to build businesses that are leveraging and growing off Amazon and the right kind of way and Cobley combination of both of them. So I think if replant forming means a world that is dominated by Amazon, but where there is still opportunities for brands and businesses to grow off their own channels off physical channels off online channels off other third party wholesale in partnership channels. If that's a read platforming of legacy industry than, yeah, I do think we're probably going through one. You mentioned diamonds in that custom green settlements show. Amazon does motivate the milk than destroy it. Would you agree with that? Yeah, I think so. For me, what's most interesting about Amazon is how efficient it's made us. I would say there are a lot of products that I buy from my home on repeat that. I have no problem buying on Amazon. John, and I think in a way it gives you greater ability of time. I go on Amazon and buy a toothbrush and the toothpaste, and all the household items that I may need that I don't have a huge emotional attachment to, although there, I'm sure lots of people but have an emotional attachment, their toothbrushes well, and that availability of time gives me an opportunity to visit the glossy showroom. That gives me an opportunity to bend a little bit more time on holiday. It.
"twenty minute" Discussed on The Twenty Minute VC
"But since I left, I've just increasingly taking bold risks and I've had a lot of mega face plants and the resiliency that you develop the skin sort of wartime mentality that drives has made me interested in taking bigger and bigger risks and bolder and bolder beds. One of my favorite. How do you deal with the fine moments for me, I lean on, you know, my wife was li- like therapists support. I think it's hard. It's not. It never gets easier highs. Heiser high. The lows are low, but I've had some really big tough ones like Doppler labs, not working out company, which we raise a lot of money. We developed really incredible IP and product. We were super proud of, you know, we thought that that thing was going to be one of the biggest companies in and we had acquirer interest levels that, you know, I never thought I would see in any my companies and it didn't work out in the end. And so really, I think what made me able to go through that experience was that I had had enough experiences like it before or even small failures in current society. There's so much pressure be successful in school and go to college and get the job and then get the right promotion. I think it's interesting about this industry is you almost have to have failures and face plans to to be successful. It's almost a prerequisite something to be celebrated and Lonzo well-executed failure, and you learn from it and. If you have the right investors who are understanding and combat on your next one, you know, I see it as progress instead of cows with so many facets of you'll career. I'm kind of activities. What would you let your legacy to be? I don't really think too much about my legacy. I think about it as I'm very internally motivated. I wanna leave it all on the field. And when I die, I want to say that I came close to reaching and cheating my potential for impact on the world and interesting which were rooting work and interesting, rich awarding social and family lives as I can. I think legacy that's dangerous thing to to get obsessed with. That's probably why I'll never be Jeff Bezos or someone someone like that. You know, Bill Gates who's literally cured a few diseases, you know, with his wife on their own. I'm not as driven by that as I am sort of the personal challenges. I've got some towns like to make sure that I, I leave it all on the field now enough that, but I wanna finish on the next five years for you on the siting roadmap have with cross poss. Yeah, I'm having the time of my life scaling this business. Get to wake up every morning, thinking about how to motivate people to become healthier and happier more inspired version of themselves and spend. As much if not more of your time of your, you're conscious hours in my working than you do even with your own family. In those two things are probably would determine whether you're happy or not in your life. And so I just feel really lucky that I've kind of stumbled into meeting pile getting involved in this company and then being chance to lead it, and I'm really having the time life. So I'm hopeful that this is my last job and then I can do it for a really long time and turn it into an economic engine that will just allow me to continue to place more interesting bets on making people healthier and happier, and hopefully make a little bit of money on the side, continued angel invest and help other entrepreneurs. Well, I mean, I have to keep because you'll the reason I go to Pelosi's mice phoning, so she signed he about, but as I said, I've had so many great things from Charlie, so for so long. So it really has been such a pleasure having you on stay fresh to thanks. And I have set really well such a huge pleasure top for it. So I'm gonna show such a big mar of his incredible career and you can find him on Twitter at for honesty, line coins, we'd love see you, hey, behind the scenes, the twenty minute BBC..
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"This is the twenty minute vc with me harry stubbings and you can find me on instagram at h dubbing nineteen ninetysix it'd be amazing to see that but straight to the show stay and stays one of those absolutes that really makes me realize just how much i love doing the show as we welcome a truly incredible and inspiring figure in the industry so i'm very excited to welcome pooling lynch cofounder of both clack and lula but starting on lower the company brings joy to business travelers by finding the best flights with busy schedules and perfect hotels suit personal preferences to date pool is raised over forty four million dollars in funding with lola from the likes of crv excel general catalyst and gv just to name a few i'm prior to lola paul cofounded kayak the incredible success story that helps millions of travelers make confident travel decisions prior to their ipo pool raised over two hundred and twenty nine million dollars in vc funding from sequoia exceleye vp and general catalyst before they're reported one point eight billion dollars aquisition by priceline pool is also prolific philanthropist judah his successes had so much press attention including the tracy kit a book a truck full of money i do big thank you to my wonderful partner fred desktop for the insurance pool stay i really do so appreciate that how the before we don't into the episode today you must check out high five the firm making meetings better for thousands of organizations with insanely simple video conferencing design for meeting rooms with all in one hardware and intuitive clouds saw flat high five provides a high quality experience with industry leading audio powered by dobie voice and it's so easy to use there's no pin codes amp downloads just click lincoln your browser and you're in the meeting with customers and over one hundred countries high five is already trusted by the lice of worby parker evernote expensive i and bassim and and you can learn more by simply heading over to high five dot com and finally in a world where your team and a retention is everything culture is front and center and that's why culture i'm comes in culture is the platform that makes it easy to collect on the stand and act on employee feedback from on boarding surveys to companywide engagement individual activeness and more the platform.
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"I do just want to abbott don really as one of those truly special people in the co system he's been so kind and supportive to me and i really cannot find him enough of that and if you'd like to see more from don which you really must you can find him on twitter at de shine nasty shine 'em likewise we'd love to see behind the scenes here at the twenty minute vc you can find on instagram at age stabbings nineteen ninetysix with two bs it'd be great cu that but before we leave each day brown's announced owning too small ways of creating video and digital content to fit new distribution channels looking for false turnarounds while maintaining or improving the quality of the video platform addresses directly it's now simple for brands agencies to connect with the very best creatives for that project smith medium is already working with some of the biggest forward thinking companies to save time i'm cost by in comparison of the global network curated creative talent with a global network that wellplaced to continue to sponsor take on the world's coltan damant produces a mockus making for the best creative lives can get the shortlist of idioms account manages in hours tailored to that project needs needs to submit a brief today we'll check out in the of video dot com home to some of the biggest names in the industry and support for the twenty minute vc also comes from one the capsule the easiest way to invest in largescale solar energy projects across the us with one you can earn up to seven and a half percent annually while helping to finance renewable energy projects and you can get stuff at one the capsule joel come forward slash twenty minute vc all in lashes one the casual where impacted investing meets capitalism as i appreciate what your support and i can't wait to bring you friday's episode with adrian found on c at forward.
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"Paul to the twenty minute bc this week and it's founders friday with me harry stabbings and you can find me on instagram at h dubbing is nineteen ninetysix with tb's i would love to see that where you can ask questions for future guess even suggest future guests for the show but to the showed stay and we welcome in incredible serial entrepreneur in the form of system book founder and ceo at honor the startup that provides care your family will love to date seth has raised over sixty million dollars in funding with on from the lights of thrive capsule andriessen horrors homebrew on abc just to name a few i'm proud to honor seth was the co founder and ceo of me bo a web communications platform bind by the likes of sequoia khosla and true ventures and me by reach fifty million dollars in revenue and close to hof of the us internet population before being quite by google for one hundred million dollars in two thousand and twelve google says served as a product derived on the google plus platform google axe and cecil so an incredible angel investor with a book furlan including the likes of fit bit and gusto to name a few i do say huge heat to schamlen mar zone for the injured set today without which is absolutely would not have been possible we really do appreciate that shan but before episodes day brown's announce hunting too small ways of creating video and digital content to fit new distribution channels looking for foster turnarounds while maintaining or improving the quality the medium platform addresses donte irately now simple for brands agencies to connect with the very best creatives for that projects medium is already working with some of the biggest forward thinking companies to save time and cost by an iron comparison of the global network security creative talent with the global network that well placed to continue to expand take on the welds content amount produces a mockus looking for the best creatives can get the shortlist from videos account manages in hours tailored to that project needs and we need to submit a brief today we'll check out the platform my video dot com home to some of the biggest names in the industry and support for the twenty minute vc also comes from one the capsule the easiest way to invest in largescale solar energy.
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"And i won't say again a huge sign huge boris giving states come on the show more exciting times ahead for him and angela with version one with the new investing thesis and you can find out more on twitter by following bars at beaver likewise we'd love see you behind the scenes here the twenty minute vc you can find me on instagram at h dubbing 's nineteen ninetysix it'd be great cu that but before we leave each day brands announced owning too small ways of creating video and digital content to fit new distribution channels looking for false turnarounds while maintaining or improving the quality the moon videon platform addresses dante rightly now simple for brands and agencies to connect with the very best creatives for that projects medium is already working with some of the biggest forward thinking companies to save time i'm cost in comparison of the global network security to creative talent with a global network that wellplaced to continue to sponsor take on the world's coltan damone produces a mockus looking for the best creatives can get the shortlist of idioms account manages in alice tailored to that project needs we need to submit a brief today we'll check out the platform of idiom dot com home to some of the biggest names in the industry and support for the twenty minute vc also comes from one to capsule the easiest way to invest in laws scale solar energy projects across the us with one you can earn up to seven and a half percent annually while helping to finance renewable energy projects and you can get started at one the capsule dot com for slash twenty minute vc all in lapses one the capsule where imprint investing meets capitalism as always we sir appreciate your support and kennel wait to bring you found us friday.
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"I'm not quite sure why i always thought with this is the twenty minute nbc highly if he clicks on the show you knew that this was what you would clicking but regardless welcome to the twenty minute vc with me harry stabbings and you can see more for me and behind the scenes on instagram at h dubbing nine hundred ninety six with two and speaking of instagram so many of you have message me that saying you'd like to cover more crypto so naturally i listen to you and i'm thrilled to crypto focus show stay with a friend and second time into the show in the form of boris verts founding partner had version one one of north america's leading early stage funds with a portfolio including the lice of previous guests coin based angel list schipol top hat polly chain capsule and many more incredible companies also boris boris was the c o a books where he led a team of seventy people until the acquisition in two thousand eight by amazon in addition to this force zoo so aboard partner with andreessen horowitz and it's the lead independent director at ethan capsule a toronto based technology company aiming to become the central hub for the theory of ecosystem mmhmm but before episodes day browns and now turning to small ways of creating video and digital content to fit new distribution channels looking for foster turnarounds while maintaining or improving the quality the moon videon platform addresses not directly it's now simple for brands and agencies to connect with the very best creatives for that projects medium is already working with some of the biggest forward thinking companies to save time and cost by an iron comparison of the global network security creative talent with the global network that wellplaced to continue to sponsor take on the world's coltan demont produces a mockus looking for the best creatives can get shortlist from videogames account managers in alice tailored to that project needs and we need to submit a brief today we'll check out the platform meridian dot com home to some of the biggest names in the industry and support for the twenty minute vc also comes from one capsule the easiest way to invest in largescale solar energy projects across the us with one you can earn up to seven and a half percent annually while helping to finance renewable energy projects and you can get stops at one the capsule dot com.
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"Thanks i really love talking to you i have to say it was so special top jerry on the show you that and as i said reaction wheel in that it's one of the best blogs on the venture capital industry jerry one of the deepest thing is that i've advocaat across he's been incredibly kind and helpful to me and i so appreciate his friendship so thank you so much for that jerry but before we leave each day bronze announce hunting small ways of creating video and digital content to fit new distribution channels looking for false tun around while maintaining or improving the quality the medium platform addresses dante rightly his now simple for brands agencies to connect with the very best creatives for that projects medium is already working with some of the biggest ford thinking companies to save time i'm coast plan are in comparison of the global network curates creative talent with a global network that well placed to continue to sponsor take on the world's coltan damone produces a most is looking for the best creatives can get a shortlist from victims account manages alice tailored to that projects needs and we need to submit a brief today we'll check out in the platform dot com home to some of the biggest names in the industry and support for the twenty minute vc also comes from one to capsule the easiest way to invest in laws scale solar energy projects across the us with one you can earn up to seven and a half percent annually while helping to finance renewable energy projects and you can get stops at one the capsule dot com forward slash twenty minute vc in lashes one the capsule where impact investing meets capitalism as always i so appreciate oriole support and i cannot wait to bring you an incredible episode on friday with jesse janet at leumi.
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"Welcome back to another week in the world of the twenty minutes with me harry stubbings not love see you on instagram at h dubbing nine hundred ninety six for all things behind the scenes from us and a place where you can submit questions and guests for future episodes i'd love to see that but to the show today and i know we always do a very formal introduction but not today today's guest is not only a good friend but also in my is one of the industry's deepest thinkers on the tree mechanics of investing and managing a successful portfolio his writing on reaction wheel dot com has and continues to teach me with every piece and you really must check that out so i'm very thrilled to welcome jerry neiman into the whole seats day now jerry is one of new york's leading angel investors with a portfolio including the license the trade desk which appeared in two thousand sixteen data dog and flurry which was acquired by your who just to name a few to angel investor jerry was managing dr archer senator investments and before jerry built the first open market for the pricing and exchange of real time consuming data in the form of route marcus jerry's have been the managing director at omni combs vanish capsule division where he enjoyed an incredible five ipo's from the portfolio i do say huge thank you to my partner in front fred desktop for the insurance jerry stay i really do so appreciate that fred but before episodes day brown's announce hunting too small ways of creating video and digital content to fit new distribution channels looking for foster turnarounds while maintaining or improving the quality moon videon platform addresses not directly it's now simple for brands and agencies to connect with the very best creatives for that projects medium is already working with some of the biggest forward thinking companies to save time and cost by an iron comparison of the global network curated creative talent with a global network that wellplaced to continue to sponsor take on the world's content demont produces a mockus looking for the best creatives can get the shortlist from videos account managers in ours tailored to that project needs and we need to submit a brief today we'll check out the platform my video dot com home to some of the biggest names in the industry and support for the.
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"Wonderful thank you so much harry well if you're as slices i am for the future for five then you can see more from al on twitter by following him on at zone saudi zahi with love see behind the scenes the twenty minute bbc you can find this on instagram at h dubbing nineteen ninetysix with two bs it'd be great seed that but before we leave each day on use the ring i made a splash when they were on shark tank a few years ago the concept genius if someone rings you a dual belt and you won't home don't wanna come to the door you can respond to the person using just your smartphone adding a level of both security on convenience today over million people using the ring video doorbell to help protect homes amount bring has a great new product co brin floodlight cam just like rings amazing doorbell from light cameras emotion activated camera in front alight with hd video and two way audio unless you know the moment anyone steps onto you appropriate and you can see i'm speaking to vincent's even set off a built in a long right from your phone so for me spending my life in this judy i have my ring at home and you can deliveries check security and just feel much more comfortable for me from the studio simply put with ring always at home and now is a listener you can save up to one hundred and fifty dollars off a ring security kids when you go to ring dot com slash twenty thousand ring dot com slash to'serve e c and speaking of providing security and comfort that's what happens when he what with the phone like kuni kuti is global north on builds around supporting startups on the venture capital funds the fund them now we've spoken before about that foaming the first venture fund in silicon vanni and forming movies funds than any other law firm in the world who also represents more than six thousand high grades startups across the globe through the full company life cycle that the number one fund for visa but axis both emanate.
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"The last publicly announced investment i got the founder to say yes to me was a company called bland that does software for consumer application like mortgage applications have ever met on nima eugene aaron the cofounders you'd understand how specialty were and and really was easy say yet to them and the struggle is gained them to say yes to me jerry allies that i had so many people recommending you for the show i'm so thrilled that we goes to say thank you so much for joining me stay hey thanks for having me this was a lot of fun what a fantastic guests and i want to say hugh like jerry if that he's done for me in the show and if you'd like to see more from him you can follow him on twitter on jerry shannon as i said at the beginning he must check out his latest piece on risk you can find that on the website the twenty minute vc don't come likewise we'd love see behind the scenes on instagram at h dubbing nineteen ninetysix but before we leave each day on useful to ring i made a splash when they were on shots and a few years ago the concept genius if someone rings you a doorbell and you won't home don't want to come to the dual you can respond to the person using just your smartphone adding a level of both security on convenience today over million people using the ring video doorbell to help protect homes amount bring has a great new product co bring floodlight cam just like rings amazing doorbell fraud light cameras emotion activated camera and fertilize with hd video and two way audio that lets you know the moment anyone steps onto your property and you can see on speed to even set off a built in home right from your phone so for me spending my life in this gd i have my.
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"We all back home in twenty minutes with me harry stabbings you can see more from us behind the scenes on instagram at h stabbings nineteen ninetysix stabbings with cheese where we will also be posting the upcoming guests for the show and you can submit your questions ahead of time and be named on the show and we really would love to see that but to the show stay on an episode which really reminds me just what an honor and a privilege it is to do the show so i'm very thrilled to welcome jerry chen partner gray lock one of the world's most successful vc funds with prior investments in check this out facebook instagram linden airbnb dropbox app dynamics the list really does go on of incredible companies as to jerry jerry invest and entrepreneurs building new enterprise sas applications and in all aspects of ai and cloud infrastructure jerry carney sits on the board of docker kato network gladly rumbek spoke and blend and prior to joining gray lock jerry was vice president of cloud and application services at vm wet while he was part of the executive team scaled the company from two hundred and fifty to over fifteen thousand employees and five billion dollars in revenue if you haven't already you must check how jerry's recent rising on risk the game of strategic investment it really is a fantastic piece and you can find the links on the twenty minute v c dot com but before we dive into the show stay on new sponsor sponsoring i made a splash when they were on shark tank a few years ago the concept genius if someone ruins your doorbell and you want home or don't want to come to the door you can respond to the person using just your smartphone adding a level of both security on convenience today over million people using the ring video doorbell to help protect their homes and mouring has a great new product cool bring floodlight cam just like rings amazing doorbell front light cameras a motion activated camera and fertilize with hd video and two way audio that lets you know the moment anyone steps onto your property and you can see i'm speed to vinson's even set off a built in a.
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"The investors inch introduced to the companies to the coupe deaf teams i'm intrigued how do you like to rebuild the relationship what design process in florida like to you in an ideal world so i think there's a high level where i loved to spend time in talk to the venture capital community not necessarily to go and be like what part of your portfolio can i buy up of more just because what i saw it in recent is that you really are seeing the pulse inflow of what is coming in what the trends are and so for me it's absolutely invaluable to have like a good back and forth relationship with pc's on what are they seeing what's interesting what's real what's not real and i think that that is the first level of value and i'd like to think that i can give the point of view of a large corporate end sort of what we're seeing in the marketplace in what we think is going to make it up to our size and i think that there's a great back and forth there because i think that when you create that dialog and they understand what we're doing what we're looking for and i understand the trends they're seeing that's when you can actually come up in synthesize an idea that eventually could turn into an acquisition and it's much better than sort of here's my portfolio and here's the two that irrelevant your space and here's whether you could buy them or not and i think most bc's no that to most of my interactions aren't like that on venture capital side and so i think that's the first layer of how do you have a good interaction between corporate development nbc's jim so one of the twelve hundred gp's has recommended squad by the twenty minute vc it's exciting time say and we're going to progress through pipe grime said that it's a grueling process i'd love to hear your thoughts on this is a farah sas ment of the process wants to talk he's helping identified how would you respond to them how do you think about the process.