19 Episode results for "Two And A Half Hours"
iPhone 13 review / Microsofts Surface event biggest announcements
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I'm sorry dealers working hard. That charming british voice you heard is brexit himself. Tom warren the alex francis here. I'm an mr stylus in our stylists. That's good. I like all right. You know that that could also mean like you're an electronic medical record stylist. Go and no. I'm not. I'm not into anybody's records today to suggest i just want the smoothest nicest stylus writing possible to all right it is. It's fall par season. It's here in extreme force. It's iphone review week. Which did both other views here is fifteen. There's an ipad. Many did that review. Hyme did the fifteen you escaped one and then there was microsoft then. A bunch of new surfaced devices deeded a bunch of videos. You can see where this is going very sleepy man but we should talk about it at all. We talked about the kind of link last week after the event as always in that hunter station. We're like well. We gotta wait for the review dealer. I would say the reviews came. I have the pro. Max and you have all twenty-five four. Yes let's start with the babies the regular yes. I would say just in the process of trying to figure out a headline for this review. I learned more about the phone. Because we're like iphone thirteen review code and then we were kinda like another iphone. The iphone again. Here's the iphone. You know it now. Maybe you like it better like it is the smallest of upgrades except for the camera which we can talk about but it is very familiar product at this point. It's a very familiar product. The hard time i had with it is just say. Oh it's an incremental upgrade. They updated the camera and they made the battery life better. Like that's the sort of thing you hear it and you move right out right but no the batteries are at her and the camera is better. And last year it was very good to begin with So it's sort of weird thing. Where if you have an iphone twelve you should not just don't you're fine you're good. You're cool unless battery. Life is a real problem. I do not recommend the upgrade. It is noticeably better. But i don't think it's like you're ever year you should spend the extra money better if you're a year over year kind of upgrade or one. Maybe i need to be but to the house itself. Why aren't getting the pro right but for anybody that's earlier than twelve. Maybe in eleven definitely eh. ten our ten s ten. You're going to have a just a wonderful time. If you upgrade to this phone. Yeah think we should. Do you wanna start the batteries. The cameras sort batteries. It's pretty simple apple too. Many stories about how the new fifteen hundred processor was More power efficient. And how they you know. They rearranged all the parts and whatever inside the phone the longest shortest. They made the batteries. Bigger i think mitchell clark has the article up that like actually the percentages so that's been calculated But apple's claim is the iphone regular iphone. Thirteen gets. I believe two and a half hours more of use and the smaller iphone. Many gets one and a half hours more of use. We talked a little bit about this last week. But we're in a weird place with like the way that everybody's talking about batteries for like in the slow transition from like everyone knows it is great and we should be talking about what hours or in the slow transition from. Everyone provides some kind of benchmark number two. They'll give you video rundown numbers to now hours better because apple and both microsoft's will get into when you ask a battery. Life's like well we just we collect telemetry on. How long are battery lasts from all of our customers and then we like average it out we figure out like how long we think the battery lasts and then we make a new thing. We make sure that we beat that by a certain amount and so the claim to test is ours better but ours better means nothing unless you have the thing that it's ours better than right and so their claim is it's ours better for you which for like a average customer. That isn't doing anything to you know intense but doing more than just hanging out and watch movies because like the video rundown spec is i don't know it's like twenty hours or something or well what i what i mean by four. You is that conceptually. This is difficult right. But what they're saying is we've collected all of this usage data. We've turned it into a model. That model represents some average customer and now we think the average customer is going to get x. x. additional battery life yeah if you on the scene usage yeah and theoretically you the individual is somehow captured in that so even if you're kind of like at the upper or lower bound of the usage model. Yeah you're still getting the benefit but it is impossible to test this claim right because we don't have their data don't run their model. Yeah no the models Result in the average. Iphone lasts bezos hours. Yeah we we thought when we started the verts. You remember this. We had a battery tesla. Did we like code it up a thing. God i remember that fan distinct did not work joanna's stearns baby and it was basically like you go to a webpage in Go and then it would just like load and stroh web pages until a battery died ebay and cnn. And you'll who an hour and eventually it kept on breaking especially on phones because the mobile web kept breaking and so like it would freeze pop demanding you install an app would appear and so you'd have to sit there and babysit for an hour to like clear all the pop up so it will continue running. Yeah yeah after a while things supposed to run flake ten hours or something and so the idea was when the webpage was no longer getting click events from the macro. It would stop the clock right very clever spit out a battery test result. Then this never worked so. Joanna ended up watching her like dumb robot. Ten hours i had to do battery test. At what four jobs that were in charge of maintaining those tests. And i'd always to click through for the friendster website because it just didn't edited out that long. Can we just get like a gopro and just like pointing it. Run a video. We went to the video because like these websites were just like at one point. I was working with like the developer and romania. Who's very nice and told me. I was a developer. 'cause i was helping her. Let's go. i'm not like painted. Yeah i appreciate the participation but like these battery all make no sense and do nothing. It's like it really drives you to nihilism sometime in the way that modern processors work is Now that we're slowing down on moore's law we're getting more and more custom bespoke parts of the processor that do custom bespoke things and so there is a piece of hardware on your motherboard. That is there to just make video more efficient and so a video. Rundown test is a measure of that piece of the process or not the things overall battery life one tiny piece works really really well so i had four phones review. The the upshot of all this battery stuff is we like to do. Something that approximates a real world use case and there's only so many phones you can do so. the biggest. my biggest regret is. I didn't add embargo. Time have something definitive. I could say about the iphone thirteen many because that's the one that everyone really wants to know. Is it better enough to go from man. If i actually use a second normal phone die at lunch to if. I actually phone photo diet. Tk at something later giner yeah dinner. It's better but it doesn't change the fundamental Rules of how an iphone thirteen should and i should work. If you use an iphone mini the way that you use a bigger phone where you're just doomed scrolling all day you're just you're you actually use it a bunch of ties. That's just that's how it is if you use the iphone using a mini iphone. Like not as much and like you have a different relationship with your phone you could theoretically last all lots of people do but it's like it lasts a day if you don't use it which one more challenging things are reviewing stuff indeed. I'm curious how you want about it. this time. Last year i found it was really hard to battery testing because i was not leaving home. It was always a wifi environment. And so was. I really testing the five radios. I was not. I had like one day in new york. Yes did you. Did you manage to get out and push them. Yeah so the thing about living in the city instead of the woods you can go out and take pictures things besides more trees and so if you're wondering why all of us here and i didn't. It was because i found the lack of places to go utterly damore. Yachts could've taken really cool foes bears. I was about to say that bears just wanted the woods looking for bears. What happens in era. that's the batteries. It seems like an apple is usually doesn't lie batteries. The batteries longtime. Here's appears batteries. Lasts a long time batteries longtime especially on the thirteen. It is a notable difference. And it's a notable difference from twelve but remember the twelve had relatively disappointing battery life. It was a step down from the previous generation. The last row degeneration. Where apple did the thing. That apple does where they every two to three years or like. Oh yeah we should make the batteries. Bigger people would like that and then they do end. It's great so this is a oh yeah. We should make the batteries bigger kind of year when they're going to re when they redesigned the case for the iphone forty-five whenever they'll make it too thin and the iphone forty-six they'll make it slightly thicker like the they're off the cycle. But maybe it's like odd numbers have bigger battered. So is this year the big about trees and they're thicker loom thicker thicker in it throughout the body of the phone. The thickness is so minimal. You like have to send him down next to each other table and like feel your finger across and you can maybe feel it. Cases are fine. They're or they're definitely thicker is in the camera bumps. they're they're thicker their wider. They're they're more mesa esque than they've ever been so we should. We should talk about the camera bumps again. This is one of those things it's like. did you like the twelve. You're gonna love the thirteen but if you like the twelve you should not by thirteen like paradox here. The thing that is absolutely remarkable now that we have the phones talking to folks like it. Yep the sensor in the thirteen's is the same sensor that was in the twelfth promex only in the twelve pro us here right with censorship stabilization. Whole thing it is absolutely remarkable that that sensor is in the thirteen mini. Yeah i mean the camera. Bump on the mini is huge. But it's yeah it's remarkable. They had they had to move the cameras diagonally to fit it or just to make them look different. They could begin about the twelve exceed designed to me well. It's just like when they were designing the twelfth. They knew the thirteen was coming. It could have been able anyhow. It's remarkable that they have that sensor in the thirteen's but it also kind means the twelve to thirteen. Comparison is super straightforward. Because it's the comparison between the twelve and the twelve promex. Yeah which we already did last year. Which familiar with that kind of what you found. That's almost exactly what i found. There are differences in the way that apple itunes photos. Which we're gonna get into if you wanna talk about photographic profiles but a little bit less yellow and. They're a just a a little bit less noisy. I think that they're a little bit less afraid of shadows. Just a just a tiny bit. But otherwise i if you had a twelve pro max. The photos from the thirteen many look very very similar except at the edges of a little bit of color stuff that i've noticed they also updated the ultra-wide but in both cases on the regular in the pro. It's like kind of fuzzy about how it is for low light and improvements there. They did stuff but what precisely they did. It is dead ahead as like bigger sensor you lower stop blah blah blah. It's a little bit subtler. Yeah i mean what. I recall of last year. It was a big conversation about how the photos are almost indistinguishable and it was because we were all stuck at home all the reviewers were stuck at home which meant we were all taking. Still lifes yep in. It was not clear that like the true improvement here. Was you're collecting more light in a faster. Shutter speed like the thing could ramp to hire and make cleaner photo at higher shutter speed. If i only figure out like at the end when i started taking pictures of my kid who is not a life. Yeah and i was. Like oh i i figured this curse to me. What figured out if that's the same here that's like a meaningful step wise improvement over thirteen. It's the same year i tried to. I tried to do the same thing because my cat but my cat just doesn't move anymore. So i mean that's all great but i think there's a lot to be said for the fact that they made the notch smaller but didn't improve the selfie camera. I keep the notch the same size. Make yourself smaller front camera better. Why did they reduce the notch size. Why do they put the engineering effort into this particular thing to fit the bigger camera sensor but like but why make the notch smaller. What does that give them. I'm telling you. Space is at a premium in so you think because they made it narrower than they can move thing over which gives them more z. Space to put the bigger sensor behind where the now she used to be. I think we gotta wait for a tear down. But i think every millimeter of space inside this. Yeah especially for the mini counts. And if you're going to radically increase the size than the main sensor you gotta make it up somewhere right which all of which is like they made the not smaller not because they actually cared what it looks like or care about our experience of the screen. They made the notch smaller because they had to for the cameras which is amazing. I have a theory about the notch. Assay i think they made the smaller. But dave the guy who's in charge of during the percentage in where the notch is is on vacation. I just didn't get around to it. That's gonna come. He's going to get back from my parental leave her whenever and be like. Oh yeah hold on. Let me let me do this. Apple does not want to show you a battery percentage are philosophically opposed to putting him better percentage anywhere. Even on a mac. Like a mac will fight. You used to be used to be a totally turned off. Yeah and then. They started doing the battery health thing and they got in trouble for throttle and iphone battery. Indicator is not is no longer a linear experience. Full half full half all pretty much have four going to be at fifteen percent for the rest of the day and there's like there's no shades in between those moments right. We see the battery percentage. Now i write. You can look at it in control center but yeah it's like what is a battery percentages in the same category as what is the photo. And what is it computer at this point. It's a it's a feeling in our hearts. We got to the foul file directory story at some point all right so those are the i i feel like we should talk about photos styles on something context to the pros and also cinematic mode and also because those are the. That's the key i think about. Is the camera review. The thirteen are great. I think the pricing games that apple in the carriers are playing are frankly gross. We had a very long discussion about how much this should go into the reviews and the answer was i wrote seven thousand words and like two days so maybe not but we wanted to. We are following up on it. We've already heard. We are responsive to our audience. We've already heard from a lot of people listening to the show after we talked about last week. Other readers telling us buying an iphone is more complicated and confusing than ever there. Youtubers out there that are basically making videos of excel spreadsheets. Like if you can push the youtube economy towards like straight excel versus anything else. They wanted to. We're going to excel on like you know you've done something that's the raw instead of the tech universe is like techy to some tech youtuber is going to be radicalized by this pricing experience. And gonna have it into giving financial advice full-time and it's going to be right on. I haven't anyway. We love our tech youtuber friends anything. But if you're doing excel it's like it's bad anyway. We've heard we. We are doing those stories. You've already written a few about why subsidies exist. It's really hard to do that. Story like the only way that i can tell you. How much fun costs. If i know. What legacy verizon plan you're already on and they change them every three months. Yeah so we're trying to to do it. In in a structured and meaningful way but rest assured nothing is free right like like kinda the basic formula here is. There's a lot of people on legacy four g. plans. They wanna give you a free iphone into do that. You end up on a five g. Plan which is more expensive. That's the a thirty six month contract right. That's the basic shape of it so we we didn't put it in a review but it's on the mind. Let's talk about the profound stater. These are the ones with maybe the most new things. Do you want to start with the displays or do you want to cameron. I mean we can. We can get battery left out of the way same story. Better battery life The battery life on the thirteen. Max is like two and a half hours more on the thing. That was already really good. It's just it's bonkers. That's all i have to say is have you had to target even once the pro max like no like. I haven't used it as my full fulltime phone. Because i wanted to do the worst case scenario he'd been using the small one more dime on the mini. And then i'm gonna come back and do the max and we'll have a full battery feelings thing next week probably anyway. So that's that's battery there. So i don't know what you want screener camera and we need you scream. Quick and then get into cameras. What's screen. I my big question. Here is when we were after that. And then we were in our various briefings where like you're gonna ramp the screen up and down like you should with any sort of variable refresh are all the apps gonna support it. And how can we tell. I don't think we ever. I think we still kind of don't know the answer is. If you're abbas coated in swift or is it coco cocos. An honor carbon refuse terrible touch. Yeah then you should be getting most of these improvements for free but you can specifically code. You're up there will be an api apparently and that also is trying to watch the screen to watch for what frame it thinks it should be running out but there's no way for you the user to know that it's stepped onto twenty four. Well unless you can see it. It's harder to see in video. I think but I got into this end of the review. But i am the kind of person who sees high refresh rate screens. I just like i just do. I'm also the kind of person that's jelly. Scroll there's jealous. Crawl on the ipad mini Some people don't see it and they don't care whatever some people see it and they don't care and whatever some people see it and it's like i have felt minorly about iphones for the last four years may call three years And the knock. The claim is like well apple doesn't need to have a higher afraid screen because iowa is so smooth and it's like yes you're correct. Ios smooth it does not have the amount of stutter and jank that you get on android and android solve. That problem through brute force of higher frustrate screens battery b doubt right. That is what they did and the overtime figured it out. So now they work pretty well all that said. It just looks better like you. See it on the iphone. I feel it on the iphone. And i get it if you don't if you're like whatever about it that is like good for you. Be whatever about it. I see it. It is better. Apple does not deserve a passer waiting this long. Is there any experience that really like makes you feel it. More scrolling scrolling. That's like rolling texts like that's it. You stopped turning into like blurs. The it's it's more like paper and it's ridiculous but like the fundamental thing that you do on a phone is scroll and so i see it all the time so this is because i have an ipad pro which has a promotion display. Yeah i switch back and forth between the two all the time. And i noticed that between those two and then i got the thirteen axe and it and i was like no. That was very mad weight. And once you see it again like i was so used to looking at a sixty hertz display my phone that's like what and then you see it and then it's very difficult to go back and the animations like smooth 'cause Hundred twenty of their animations. Don't always keep up. Say i'm just curious. If i were that she keeps up one hundred and twenty. Never never seen it not keep up a like. I said they got the pass on not doing this. Because they had good animations in the first place and that just continues. Don't forget like they've had this on. The i pat for a while so this isn't a brand new thing to them. How does it work for games on the iphone. I mean i. I play a lot of fantasia And just just looks beautiful. Notice to tell like it looks great. I don't know if it's doing the right thing there or not so again. It's like i. I'm not doing all my experience of the high frame rate camera. It's not like you can get a little developer mode thing on an iphone to display. Screen is doing. imagine that world. We're apple let you do that. I mean they have every other setting. There used to be an app that would count the frame rate for you years ago. I don't know if it still exists. But you'd have to put your phone into developer mode and like hook it up and it would be like on. Your computer was the worst sticks. You're basically d- bugger. But that wasn't the frame rate of the display. That was the frame rate. And yeah right. Also but tom to your point games apples hedge against cost like three years is like an unrelated stat. Oh we run the touch sensor at one hundred and twenty hertz. That isn't the screen. It's like you're like does your cargo sixty miles an hour. And they're like we make a motorcycle. Thirty of those aren't what are you talking. Everyone does that that touch response rate thing. Everybody does it. it's funny. I didn't bring it up to here. Pray because they're screen has the good stack. Part of games. Responsiveness is like yep screen. You're refreshing but also how how little they're already at the right number for the touch response unfairly sure that fortnight back when it used to be on the ipad that used to be one hundred twenty s. I think because it's definitely it's definitely hundred twenty s elsewhere. Yeah i don't know. I don't remember now. We'll never know i have a fortnight icon on my phone. I'm kind of curious about the games because for years the games all capped at sixty and that was just there. Like we're gonna cap at sixty. That's is the refresh rate goes and so i'm wondering how many of these are going to have to like go in and unleash the beast so to speak. There's a to unleash. The fifteen seems great. And there's extra jeep core and the pro. Well it's been four. They call the sixty hertz corp so let's say with the cameras. The cameras are all three or different. Yep selfie camera still stubbornly the same yup no centerstage but the three in the back are all different and they all see much improved as well. Yeah so the Like i said. The ultra-wide has vague. Low light stuff which i kind of noticed But it has an auto focus now and so you can get once you hit ten centimeters the frame shifts to macro mode but a tries to keep the same framing. So sorry that you see the frame shifts but it tries to keep it you know the same framing so crops in from the ultra-wide instead of just showing you what you're getting on the wide And then you can get up to two centimeters and take the photo. And unbeknownst to me every other reviewer not every other a bunch of viewers were very mad about this about this like this like experience of the the thing yes shifting. This was like if there was going to be a controversy. This would be the controversy and then it was not a controversy. Well here's the thing. Have you ever taken a good photo with your iphone. Ten centimeters away from the subject all the time really every day. My constant state. I i suppose there are situations where you absolutely want to stay on the wide. And you don't want it to switch back remote mode at that distance but to me it's like the the they should have just had some other clear indicator it does feel broken. Feels a little buggy to see like the the framing change on the screen as you move closer and it. It's it's a little bit worse as you pull away as you pull away. Are you going to switch other yard. So i knew what was happening so i understood what was going on but i suppose if you know you're just thinking about the average user that might feel a little bit broken so they're going to the like the night before the review we're gonna make a software update so you can like turn that off. So is it more or less. Like i'm on the eleven pro and on the pro when you switch between the different lenses. There's usually like a noticeable kind of shift and reframing. Is it more or less like pronounced than that it's different. It's like the because they're they're cropping trying to keep the same crop on the ultra-wide and sometimes it's like there's like this weird like shift left or right a little bit. Sorta like closing one or the other and looking at a point just yes. They should lead into it though they should. They should have like. We're going in. Y'all they should have the mega man. Boss animation This is actually. I think we're talking with fifteen. Like apple is the thing is getting more and more complicated. An apple is like not. They're not celebrating. How complicated the thing is there. Like avoiding it in ways that makes it even more like this is a great example of that. The camera is now very complicated. And we phone styles and everything else. But the just this thing where they've tried to make it automatic and invisible for thing that you cannot make invisible. Just make it super visible. You'll solve the problem Instead of adding another setting that no one will understand. And where will that setting go. We'll go on the cam. Rapper in the settings app just decide. The telephoto Goes to three x. I think it's two point eight now. So it's it's a little bit longer but it also takes a little bit less light so the trade off is you get night mode on it. So that's cool But if you don't have nightmare engaged it will take dimmer photos in the dark which I think some people were a little bit unhappy with on the whole. I'm very happy with it. Because i think like it takes better. Photos takes better portraits of faces the three exit just slightly nicer than the two ex You get a little bit more Grace in your digital zooms. They're just that much more Still looks like digital. But whatever. I don't know maybe i'm just happy because you're in took just the most incredible portrait taking me during the course of great. There's a good picture of me. That's all i care about. But no it's it's i like the telephoto camera. I'm willing to do the trade off for the the slightly worse performance in the light on that one in particular. We'll see we'll see if apple sticks with it the other interesting thing. They're doing in their camera. Interface is. I'm not sure if apple did this. First or samson first but they're now as you do the little you bring up the little. Scroll dial when you move your finger up and down and it shows you the full range. They're showing at their one x. Point five x three x the millimeter equivalents. So they're they're explicitly saying this is seventy seven millimeter equivalent. This is twenty three or whatever it is. They're they're showing you those as like a way to feel more like photographic professional camera. Yeah feel like. I would love for them to do what they it. Back in the limit is you have just the basic camera mode which is kind of china crime. Iv into a pro mode where you can do the us every every saying you want to change. Sony does does it everyone. Everyone's got camera mode so don't see what they don't do it because you can just by the app that is that mode try very. They're feeling is that the people who want that are just gonna spend the thirty bucks on haleiwa. or they're just going to be light rem users or whoever who don't want that. They still have apples camera app. Which can i just ask. Why is the button that shows more options next to the shutter button on the other side of the frame. Why is there a little arrow. Like if you're holding shutter button under your right thumb. Why is the button to show more stuff on the left side of the frame. Y what is it. Why hold on looking at my phone phone out now. The little the little arrow button the kyran button switches to show you all the different options in the mode. The trend is on the left side. But you're holding in your right hand with the shutter button on your photo mode change to like four by three or go into like the timer or whatever you had all those things on the right appear by hitting a button on the left so so you can eat so you can do to to handle you. Just swipe up that right. I never could also swipe up. Yeah but what. If you don't know about the swipe i didn't know about the swipe. Oh wow that's cool. Converge ask for all of us. Just use our fun. It's like the only discovered that two weeks ago up makes it full screen. We literally wrote an article about it. I read in exploded through our slack. Like the entire verge shutdown whenever and it's like oh you can just swipe up on youtube video. Did you know that on the mac. Os when in the menu bar. There are three dots next to menu item. That is an indicator that it's going to open up another window instead of do some do an action directly. Yes i've ten years old. Because i read like david pogues. I welcome the verge. Cast computer tips and tricks everybody. The regular wide-angle. It's so good but it's it's so good if you're the kind of person that looks for it if you have a twelve or maybe even an eleven and you take a picture. Look it on your phone and put on instagram. You might not see it. And that's fine totally okay. But if you're the kind of person that wants to see how much noise there is in the shadows and you want to see if like your color. Temperatures right and the thing. The bright thing in the background is not completely blown out. And like you that stuff that you see. It's there it is better. It's better even than the twelve acts so one of the things that i think apple has been able to do. This is the first year they've branded smart. Hdr really yeah. They were just like every previous. We improved this year. It's called smart. Hd are four okay. I think it's because they added photo styles And so i think one of the things that they've been able to do is get more aggressive with what they think. The photo should look like. Yes because they're giving you these outs of wall street. You can just make it look like samsung if you want right. And i think some of their contrast decisions some of their i take. It's harder to make tonight mode. Yes it's much harder to make it going to die mode and part of. That's the sensor but i think part of it is also apple saying no. We think that this is the scene should be dark. Yep i think. I think that the system is more aggressively tuned this year and i think all of that is related to the fact that they've have other styles and be there they're more confident night mode. That just comes through having used the phone as much as i've used the phone like the the camera in the twelve. Thirteen primax is. I caught last year called the twelve from extra confident. This camera is. It's not just confident in that it can take a picture. It's confident in what the pictures should look like. In a way that i think the push and pull between the pixel look in the samsung. The apple looked kind of made everything. Look the same. This one is like no. This is what it's gonna look like and if you don't like it here are some. Here's some ways to make it look different. When i started writing for you i had to get up and walk around the room from it. And then i had to yell at him for using the word confident last year because that was what i hope. This thing just knows what it wants to do. Much more so than in like a lot of other cameras even like the iphone twelve. Sometimes the camera panics right. It's like it just goes haywire is like i don't know what to do here. Bright and everything. This thing almost never panics. Yeah i think it's because they most people take smartphone photos and the look for every photo has been totally flat for about three years. The highlights are as bright as the shadow like everything is just as bright as it can be. Which makes things look weird like. I was at the end of the ten s that i was like. This cameras looks insane to me because it was just so aggressive and i was like what this isn't official and they've watched it back now. They're at this very like you know artful look but the photo styles are really interesting to me because we were joking but it is just super true that one of them is pixel and the yup. There's just no rounded and you can call them rich contrast was vibrant rich contrast and vibrant. And there's warm and cool and then my favorite mode is if you can tweet the sliders and so you can land on rich cool which is what you have to be. I don't know it. Warm and cool are there. So abakhan say there's more modes but it's just like super interesting when we do the pixel review like our ability to say we prefer the pixel is now severely undercut by the fact that the iphone can generate. Something looks very much. Like the existing. Pixel greg joswiak secret plan. I'm pretty sure secret way that it just just to irritate me personally. But that is really neat. The thing that is befuddling to me is just based on how we understand how it works. There's no reason that shouldn't be a feature of iowa's fifteen that every other phone. Yeah i mean Part of the explanation requires the fifteen. Okay why does it require the fifteen and like ended up spending it all trying to figure out for your else. Land and the best devil's advocate argument. I could make is that apple really cares about making the live view. Be as close to what the final photo is going to be as possible. They get they did it with portrait mode They are now doing it here. And so i think that they must believe or they say they believe that the extra processing power they've got in the fifteen bionic is allows them to make the viewfinder look like rich cool. Because they want you to know what your final results is going to be. They don't want the thing after all the little processing happens to look especially different from what you see live. I don't know if i buy that argument but that i think is the argument. I by twenty percent. Just because here's what's happening. Oh you buy like that. It's like you know fortified. Gpo cars you buy now buying one. Okay i know like if you just think about what's funding you hold the phone up. It starts. It's already taking photos yet. The shutter button and takes its burst of our many seven photos. It very exposures ivan. Twelve was already doing that. then it starts stacking the fotos semantically. It's like this is the sky. We want this sky. It's over it's underexposed. Yeah this one blah blah. I guess that's an open question if you think that they're semantically doing that in the live you in real time touted. Then it's just basically applying like an exposure table to that in that changing the exposure table is. What gets you the different look. It's not quite like i know. It's not literally an exposure table. But that's what it's doing to have some set of values like make the sky this bright or this vibrant do faces this way. Do that the other privacy human rights another one of the values they take risks. That's one of us music. That's true by the way it's printed in giant letters office. I think letter often but they could just send that set of exposure values to the older phones in whatever that is would be just as fine in the live you because the older phones are producing alive exposure to. Yeah i think this is. I think this is gated to make you want to buy a new phone like they had to get some feature and the gated this one and the point of a devil's advocate argument is that it's the a great camera. The styles are neat. They're on both phones regulars and this young and the pros very cool which talked about cinematic mood which is not. I would say a success on the level of these cameras and photographic styles. I believe that apple was disingenuous with its ads. They are showing ads with this mode. That portrait vote for video with some cool. Little auto reframing options for you working in light that i would never be able to get to work well in. I have not gotten its work in anything. But the brightest of light some people have. Yeah i can get it working in like medium late. I got working in a couple of like brightly lit. You know alleys but it can fall down pretty fast and it looks really green screen like one of the things like the you know not tech talk i posted. Everyone's like this is a green screen. This looks just completely superimpose fake. It wasn't like obviously but yeah. I think it's difficult to get this to look as cinematic as they say it is. If they had presented this as something much more playful or much less like self serious we might be having a different conversation about it but the way. it's the way that they're marketing. It is the problem. I have with the features works man and i don't have a problem with feature the first time around a little bit of a problem but whatever. I have a problem with people buying this thing on the promise that it does more than it actually can do. Is it worse than when portrait mode came out because portrait mode. We all thought was gonna work in a lot of different lights at distances and stuff and quickly learn. No that's not true. Nobody can compare how they roll that portrait mode to this role that portrait mode not at first with the seven right right. The seven came out. It was abled then. They rolled it out in data and they were like new. We don't right. They were just like you know. This is the future of photography right. And then it's gotten sick and we were like it's a gimmick in last year we were like. Oh this got really good and that was a long time. Yeah this one they're like here's kathryn bigelow. And this is the future of cinematography. Yeah and it's like no it isn't like i wa. The only runs in ten. Adp thirty so like no. It's not it's just doesn't like their little knives out. Video is like very lit. I'm confident that they were more lights in that room than we can see. Yeah well so yeah to be clear. I'm not saying apple faked it like the way that While away or even. I think nokia has been caught like using different camera and pass off as their camera. I don't believe they're doing that. These are actual cinematic mode videos. That have a lot more stuff behind the iphone. Then you'll have behind yours. I think that's fair. I gather bigalow was like a cinematographer before she was slick. Yeah it makes sense they. They got awaiting assistant. have like oscar. Winning cinematographer is working on this. They're going to turn out. I would hope a better video. And then i so there's that even when you have the best of light it's kind of yeah and then the light falls off. It just stops working. It just puts up a thing that says you need more light and that's the end of that story ahead. There's the file format disaster. And like i'll just pointed joanna's video. She's washed because she was like very frustrated by all this. But when you turn off. H h d and the iphone is already a file format disaster if you wanna get into another app if you want to edit and if you wanna anything but apple's apps the phone is already fighting you and the but when you're in cinematic mode and he turn off. Hdr the button is broken so it doesn't turn obvious sure so. Drennan made her whole video and attic mode in her video. You should watch it. And she was like apple tells me they'll fix the button on top of that you cannot re-edit the video so big it so whatever. Your depth decision is is baked into your video export the way that most people export the video files author iphones to airdrop them to a mac. Yup if your iphone sees that your mac is not running maximus monterrey which i would note at the time of the survey was not out. It's air-dropping baked video. File with no depth map. Yeah that you can problem. What do you think you did it over usb right. It doesn't fight usb so. I did it just it. Six photos the photos app So you could just go to the export option photos apps and there's two expert options there's export And let you export in four eighty or seven twenty or ten eighty or four k. Apparently even though it's oh and then the other one is like export original unmodified unmodified. Something something and you export original unmodified. Something something you get the file and then you get extra sidecar file. That has all of the depth map information. Maybe the information. Oh yeah So if you have an knows that there's a sidecar file Then you're fine if you just try and take the original file and throw it into a video editing app. All of the blur is just gone. Because none of that thing. Is there in the file so you either. You either bake it into the file on export in one way shape or form or you need an app. That knows that. There's an extra file that goes along with this thing and right now the only apps can do that are made by apple. You know we talk about how apple and microsoft all everybody is working towards like teaching us less and like kind of having doing all the hard work for us. I really respect that. You're like no all of this hard work. You're going to have to be very thoughtful love and have read like listen to every podcast watched every read everything to know how the hell to like. Get this onto your computer like i. I respect that. I love it. Something for the experts. Well i mean. I i read all the reviews all had the same sort of tell people who are not take soccer's like success. We'll take they all have the same. We'll be great talkers. And it's like well take can't use this feature right intech. Top can't read these video files so unless you are this. Exact sort of person who shoots and edits video in the tools apple provides you than exports that in an import in talk and uploads it. That's your process for getting to use cinematic mode in talk. And maybe some people do that. I would just expect that most people do not right like it's just a long road to get to what you want and then talk will be like whatever here's a software blur phil tyranny. This to me is like you know again. Apple rolled it out. I agree with peter. Apple rolled it out in a way that makes it seem ready. Yeah in an enough. They'd rolled out in beta or is a early version or like the next step in video. I think we'd be having a much different reaction to but i think hiding the ball and how much light it needs. It created a context for me to look at. This thing is like a set themselves up to just get this criticism. Like just be honest. They could they could've done panos and like gone back around to be like in look. Here's here's everything happening behind the screen. Such such it's like you know deter you had the line that it was gimmick adjacent. Yeah that's kind of where i'm at with it like when we were scoring the review and we were talking about it. You can't knock the phones for bad cinematic mode because if it wasn't there we wouldn't be like no cinematic mode right. We think they'll fix it. They fixed portrait. Yeah it sounds like it should have been a point release right maybe or you know or they should have done it in beta beta run for a long time in the iphone fourteen. We'll have a slightly better one in the fifty like that. That's been the run with portrait mode. Fellas maybe they'll get this. But doing with catherine they just. They just set expectations for this thing that even at the level of what if i want to get the file off my phone art. It's just complicated and hard. that's a fundamental with. It's not not fun to mess with ads either. Anything else on these phones we. We've done fifty minutes on these phones. Their iphones i started by saying the headlines are hard to write and we landed at iphone. 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Tab shows fewer icons or whatever and like the widgets are like scaled differently. And you think that'd be the end but it turns out that when you take a big ipad and shrink it down and you end up using differently so for example. The keyboard is still like human sized. So if you're in landscape mode and you bring up the keyboard it covers the screen just like the whole thing so it's different and so don't assume that. Oh i just. I would like to have a smaller ipad. That sounds cool. That like you're going to have the same experience. You have the big ipads it's interesting. I think they missed a trick. that Microsoft actually does very. Well which is when you go from landscape to portrait. You should have the option to have the split-screen be top to bottom instead of left to right And they just can't. I wish did that battery. Life is it's weird it's fine And that's weird thing for me to say about ipod battery life because nearly had better especially when he used primarily for consumption. You're like yeah the thing the thing will last like a week. If you don't pay attention to it like you it's great. It's wonderful and this one. You'll see the the battery tick down like i'm a twenty eight percent on this thing right now and i've been using it off and on all day and it's two o'clock as of this speaking time so you know like it will you can run it down just like you can run down an ipad pro if you use it like all like computer But it's just it's not quite as good as a bigger ipads. You're listening to this before my full review will go up next week. But that's kind of where i'm landing on it to me. It's interesting and it's good for a like a certain type of person but it's good for a certain kind of way of using a device that is not the same as an iphone not the same as an ipad. Yes so for the pilot south. I think the. I've had many is the one where you basically run one app or you're buying this thing to run one. Whether an app is kindle. I am i used to apps but yeah if you think of this is a big ass iphone and you run one app. You'll you'll love it. Here's here's what. I mean by like different than a phone. Think of like you're looking at your phone right now or you're looking at somebody who's looking at their phone and there's a certain hunch there's a certain closeness to them in the screen and they're closed off in a certain way like this them in their phone and you need you need a break that you know bubble that they're in this thing you you can. You are just like you're holding a little bit further away and it's just a little bit more open a little bit bigger. And so the reason. I liked this thing is when i go home. I've got this thing where i'm like still open to the world around me and talk to you. Know my spouse and it's like not quite big enough for me to like really wanna do work. I like i have to struggle through it on this thing or go to another computer so for a a thing to like. Do iphone stuff for ipad stuff. When i'm not working when i'm hanging out at home. It's great because i feel more available to the world around me and less likely to work. But i still get the benefits of big ass scream relative to a phone. Yeah we'll talk about your view comes out next week. I'm sure i'll just say the same things again. And then i just want to touch islas. Fifteen which parts the parts of the parts. That didn't that. Let's talk about the parts of ships. This is operating system that is now reaching like fr- levels of complication. Just i'll make another talk reference. It is hilarious to me. How many people have successful careers. Just telling people by features of yeah. There's lots of them. They're like here's some shit. You didn't know you could do. And they're like successful take talkers. Iowa's fifteen is going to revolutionize the richest people in america are going to be a power user. Talk guys because it is so complicated. I think data part of the place to start is focused mode which you know. It's like one of the highlight features and is impenetrable. Yeah i would say it's i the the whole situation of when you first set it up when you go through the flow. It's like well. Which people do you want to be able to contact you. It's like well how is it is. it's just i message. I guess we'll locked into i message. Well i don't know about that. Let me make some choices here. Okay let's go to the next screen and then there's yet more choices about what apps to get in and knock it in and it's just it's a serious. It's a wizard of steps of setup steps and each each successive step. You're still wondering if you made the right choices on the previous step and by the end of it you maybe get to a place. Like you've got this wonderland where you can hit a button on your in work mode like it works exactly the way you want rearranges your home screen and like the apps can pop in the way you want to. The i don't want to have notifications. Get all bundled. Which is like. Bundles is a really interesting idea. I actually think they could go further with that idea. But i gotta be honest. It's like the setup. Process is such that it's it's it asks a lot of the user in a way that i don't. It doesn't make clear that the payoff is worth what it's asking. And that's that's the problem. I have with it is. You're asking a lot. It's not providing the entire full context of what the value is of all these choices that you're making and how easy it is to do those choices and just like that's how i feel about it What know what it kind of reminds me of. Did you ever play mass effect. The first mass effect tried as you know you have to. You have to make your character and your roommate. You're making your character and then like the first time you really get to see your character and know how all those choices will affect it like after that. And it's a big dramatic pan and your character. It looks like a potato. That's kind of what. I think. I got to the part where i mean. It's just like even apple thought anyone looking at the screen be like. Do you do the setup wizard and then you like go to settings. Yeah because i made a mistake and then you see the profiles you have in the first one. That's listed their personal. You click on it and literally the first setting. The screen is a toggle switch labeled personal. The you can turn on or off under the word personal. And i'm like i don't know what this means. I'm reasonably good at computers in this. This is just utterly. Before what am. I turning yourself. You just blinked avenue back off and you like like the next one and excellence able to work and you click into it and it says work at the top of the screen and then there's off toggle labeled work. Yeah and it's like am i. Can i turn them all on my turn. This one off turned personal off. I don't know like at the end of this. Can i just turn off. My iphone is cool to work life balance. And i was like. I'm just not whatever. Give me the. Do not disturb mode in my choices are everything or nothing in these gradations in between are not useful to me. That is the opposite of what apple wants to. They want you to create all these fine gradations and i'm like well. You know what i usually do in meetings. I just turn my phone over. Put screen down and mike do not disturb and the end. It's kind of a dick. Move on apple's part because think of how long apple has gone around removing customization and i think especially if like mac like beco- s back with i'm still thinking like upset about ten point three when they got rid of like texts customization gone out of their way to be like no no no like there's a general use case invest the use case and like anything outside of that. It's like kind of weird and here. They're like now get customized. And i'm like that's i want like rain meter on my computer. I don't want lake. Forty thousand personal versus workplace notification buds. I mean again. Part of this is apple. Is they're focused on a vision of dealer has talked about this a million times. They are focused on a vision of simplicity. That is not realistic. Yeah sometimes the way to make things simple is to actually make them them be complicated. Yeah so that you know what's happening as opposed to try to. I mean this is like i feel like they're doing they definitely let this be complicated. And there's a good end goal like there's a way states away messages. There's like there's a bunch of good ideas that i want to work. Maybe they won't work. Maybe maybe this tiny computers or like the web is a platform. It's the thing that i want to exist. That is fundamentally never gonna get there because the execution is impossible but they definitely. I definitely feel like they didn't nail the execution on this specific like i mean whereabouts at talk about microsoft's this is great like they may clip for notifications right. It's like it looks like you don't want to be disturbed at an. It's in the background. It's going to mess with fifty settings. Yeah and you don't know how you got from one things who another one and then you go and you're not on board again like that. Wizard isn't there again for you. See what do all these settings do. And that's what i mean. Like the interfaces not teaching you what it does in that kind of hop location. Yeah it's not making you smarter. Yeah it's just presenting ms options. Yeah it should loan. That's what it should do like you should lend you'll kind of entry for meetings and not to be apart from a certain context that you want to break through it should learn the you dismiss that notification time so just dismiss it and put it somewhere else in all these things that needs to magli. Meanwhile try and place an icon in the lower right hand portion of your iphone screen no allows kamarck says dealers earlier point. Most of the good stuff is within is not shift so share play. Isn't there yet fine. My support for air pods. Isn't there yet this. Universal control feature where you can just slide mouse back and forth between. You're not there yet. I'm so like all this stuff. We're excited for yeah. It's funny because we have this whole article and all that stuff and at the end it's like also the app stores in events feature is not there and it's like yeah. I don't believe they focus on the other stuff guys last few apple. Things diener feelings about this. Tom i want is somebody who's personally left. The european union fifty percent that didn't want to live in the eu usb mandate so the eu. Not pass this yet. But they are well on their way to saying. Every device needs to be powered over usb no exceptions apple came out and said this will harm innovation which is hilarious. Because it's not like apples like innovating lightning and also they are the reason for which is their fault and some pre innovative lessing. Very funny to me that they're like this law. It's like well that's actress in the same. also you invented. Usb see they made it for that book and anyway you anyway they use the same connector for us thunderball like that's your innovation is two different standards that required literally different cables at all. Use the same connector. It's your fault. But they seem very unhappy about it. We can see one flight free things. We could see an ifm lightning pool and does not going to happen. We could see an iphone. We've all just an iphone with no puts this is and there is a statement from the eu one of the commissioners. Who said this is out effect. Wireless there's still plenty of room for innovation wireless. Yeah and it goes deeper than that like so if you have a device that can only be chart or like just exclusively charges waters see. Let's say like the apple watch which also has a radio. So i think is as she covered by this technically. Then you don't going to fool manufacturers to the agena. espn two only sunny devices. That will be charged. Wide connection says a massive like loophole. There and i know everyone's gonna say yeah but what is charging thoughts little stuff but is it does put is also progressing just the way every ten does slight chaumet's got like a fire in the charges in twenty minutes. The full charge shopping's eighty-one so we can't close and sure the apple off the air power and fan. I'm sure that they will have something a little bit later in the android competition as always. But i wouldn't surprise me if they do pull this in. The next couple is to free freeze so this this is a proposal it has to go food and they have two years until they have to implement it. So is this the eu saying that usps's in game like this is the end of other charging ports. Yeah they do say if there's innovation in of a pool similarly united look at that and stuff but oversee that innovation has happened to us even though he is like a can of worms. Isn't it like so many. There's no speed see but they have where that sound you're hearing is hind garten. Berg wailing despairs. What is that noise. The iphone just seems especially after there was a story about the apple. Watch or praying in some sort of moldova's sixty something which sounds super interesting. Like data transfers and stuff. So i let this stuff going on. I feel like a decipher and the rumors have been there for like the music been there. Since they basically got rid of the franchise crimes but then they got rid of johnny. I've make the products became much more like we are expecting a mac book pro with sports. Like that's a real push here. Either i know you tweeted. I have any thoughts about this. So the process. I believe began in two nine with them starting to look at it. When micro usb was was the hot shit so there is a little bit of. Do i actually think this is going to happen or is it gonna take another five years of delay tactics from apple. Well they did mandy forced everybody. There's a reason that we don't have forty thousand. We just have twenty thousand dangles in our right but apple got away with shipping adapter. Right loophole will be once. We're all through this. Another loophole the other mixed feeling. I have is honestly the particular shape of spec- Might not hold up over time right like it might be better to go to the way that the lightning port works. Where it's just like hunk of metal with some you know contacts on the outside and it's like it's much sturdier stronger thinner so i like the idea of enforcing a standard honestly. I like the idea of apple putting spec- on an iphone. I don't like the idea of i. I'm a little bit sympathetic to apple's argument about hampering innovation just a little I'm not sympathetic to their environmental argument Because like people buy new phones and eventually the the port changes So that's going to happen at point or another so whatever. So that's why two minds. As i do think that it's we're going to change the shape of the usb port and we'll we be able to do that if there's this big mandate in the eu question mark. I would prefer if apple had just done the right thing on the iphone. But they didn't and so here we are. This proposal does not have the the adapter carve out correct. That's that's like one of the reasons. This is a big deal yet. Yeah apple hasn't been lobbying that comes later this year so these proposals strictly the poll on device and then the charges section is later this year that the thus the second proposal. I do appreciate the you for doing stuff. I mean like they. They saved all of us the first time they did this with the original like the stuff they did because i think they announced it like im-. Wc two thousand nine thirty. Yeah we're gonna kill all of these stupid like extra port things and yeah that's good. Thank you we appreciate it but it's just very funny. That like right on the they did the right thing right before it became earlier for tom. Houses take them off the lastly last two little things one. I need to commend zoe. Scheffer for the best published this week at the verge. Tim cook says employees who leaked memos. Do not belong in apple according to leak memo a classic in the genre just like it's their greatest hits like sometimes you just you just play. Don't stop believing like that's this headline is like if you write the memo about not leaking always gets leaked they promise you so is doing an amazing job covering up right now and then lastly this fight. I'm just gonna take my little victory lap apple let fortnight back on tim. Sweeney is out there tweeting all the emails and whatever. But he's like we'll put it back in ios when you comply with the judge's orders to allow button and external links to alternative painted processors. There it is. I'm telling you this is the fight. Everyone yelled at me. I get it. But they're gonna end up back in front of that judge And they're going to say. What do you mean by buttons leaks. Yeah i'm so excited. Apple's going to have to make some argument buttons and links for the same thing on the computer. What's a computer apple. And then the whole case gets blown wide open and the commercials come out. She's done enough. What's video not but that is that is the heart of this fight right now. The judge said apples well within their rights to kick out fortnight. They broke the contract. Apple has always said. We're willing to let you back. You play by the rules. Epic is saying. We're happy to comply by the rules. But here's the thing that you're not allowed to do anymore and neither side is gonna bend until this case it's alway peeled or they get back from what i love most on the virtuous only talking about the minutia of leaders all right. We're gonna take a break. Come back we gotta get until the surface stuff. 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Smith has a bunch of new surface devices for windows eleven so they will drop in on october fifth and they also have an android successor for the surfaced u as a substitute so got surfaced. Pyrite which. I think. I wrote before they still announced but this is the kind of one. We've been waiting for years. Kind of minas ov- redesign but some Screen changes and internal changes. Fundable this stuff. So that was kind of expected and then really minor change. The surface pro acts as a wifi modal. That was kind of like okay. Cool that's happening. Then the surface go free again. Might changes Prices up upgrades this stuff. So yeah k- cool. We kind of expected that. As well. And i guess the surprise Surprise we were expecting a new surface book. But it's the surface laptop studio so replace but team that sort of name and like the way they did it but basically it's a complete redesign at the surface book. So gone is the detachable display. Which i guess i didn't like pessina and a faint everyone Questioned is it full. I don't think the surfaced laptops g necessarily has a good answer to who is it for either but the the actual design is essentially if you remember the odor acer laptops with the the screen folds for almost pulls food or hatred. Folio they post on. It is kind of that design. So it's not really like the unique design that you would expect from the surface of us. That's kind of like myself really focused. Previous who has been very unique hinges and stuff is like a kind of unique hinge in that sense for the overall designers. Yeah it's like one of those crazy eight laptops that we saw many years ago just looks a lot better and more refined but the actual device is very similar and then obviously the surface jura to successor to the original big displays of triple camera system like that so good. The hottest upgrade the prices of five g. support all the stuff that really should have been there perhaps or at least mo modern processors. Well let's of good that. I don't think it really matters. Software right this. The experience of using that to us in the software the up from what i can tell it hasn't been upgraded affects in might be smoother the To that but i still feel like that devices will. It feels like you wouldn't buy into the vision. Say yeah do out of the way real. Quick i mean. There's there's a lot of little things like the camera. Bump is like angled so that the thinking close which is clever the only software updates i think smoothest or whatever but they now default to assuming the right screen as the primary screen so when you close it up it just shows the right screen and that way it because before the accelerated never guess which screen you're supposed to look at and it was always wrong so just like it's the right screen problem. Solved you flip. When i think a lot of this stuff is just going to have to be answered by the review. Are the cameras any good. Is it actually as fast as you say. Is the bigger screen nicer There is a peak display. I forget what they call the notifications in the hinge clever glance. Yeah but it's a very small amount of things you can fit in their shows volume changing and whatever But you can't really read it you can see to those notifications and the iconic yellow. So it's whatever app But they didn't make a tap awake. You have to hit the power button to see the notification to commit. What are you doing point you. You'll basically you've got your phone. You look at the question for me. Because we've seen you know the my shopping google taking some shots at each other recently around chrome and preloading and all the stuff defaults to how much is microsoft care about making an android phone right and the fact that made another one indicates they care somewhat that the first one is still only interesting. Well they just. They made an announcement today about that. Didn't they do that. They finally announce it they announced the android eleven was coming. That's like you have to like android twelve is going up tomorrow android eleven's coming but they didn't say anything about andro. Twelve like for years of updates. I think they care a lot about having one pinkie toe in the mobile device world yet. They need the care. They need to have a point of view. Such della will tell you all day long. He loves the surface to great. Maybe maybe they're just. This is ceo likes. What does he use that. His daily driver literally been in events where he's like in the corner like like actually using the surface studio taking photos of children. He's at events like he might theatrical elements car pulls out his iphone. By the way you would be surprised but they need to keep trying this to your point about like android How much do they care about having android fine. I think that speaks of buddha. Point about at at mike Android at the moment like they oversee said the android ship when eleven. We haven't even really seen in preview even really makes sense like they've tried this paying of light brain android apps to their devices and and obviously the surface joe is like a android full full full android but like they had this we relationship where they they will see one the apps because does is lacking in apps but like nobody wants android apps right like is there to do reading it out on your pc. Like i think there's a place for andrew games on upc but like android apps that they definitely have. We'd relationship and i do question whether that will be a long term commitment to this particular voice over there just sort of testing the wolves somewhere but serious hardware work. That's gone insist device. I'd like you can see it. You can feel it at the glasses rounded the edges are nicer. The magnets little clock things. You can still use the surface pen. I believe that panos panay in his team care a lot about making great hardware. Yeah i like. There's no room for doubt with that dude about whether he thinks making cool hardware is cool. Yeah it's the core of his personality in many ways but do they making an android phone is the angle goal if they do get this android android apps on windows stuff working well which i mean who knows blues textiles. You've been throwing it flight ten years now. They basically pivoted games because people just don't use apps and like is marxist plan to then use that as a way to then get there that on windows transform this thing back in those delays led. Sounds a bit. Like i just. I didn't get where like ties in together. Like i the answer to all these questions. It's it costs fifteen hundred dollars. Yeah you're like. I'm saying they need to keep trying so they've made an improvement. They're keeping up their learning where the need to improve. We've spent too much time talking about this thing that no one's going to buy we should talk about the thing that we're gonna buy. Which is the surface pro eight which seem it. Seems like a long awaited refinement. You played with this one too. Yeah it is exactly what you hope it is. It's it's a surface with slightly rounded edges in a bigger screen a better screen and thunderbolt and an amazing report is basically the pro ex keyboard bed display yana processor. Better camera by a little bit call comes just like kicking dirt. Is they want the same. Welcome just doesn't have the chips ready to for for like wherever this assessment. Just come into something we were discussing the is like everything in this event was intere- a with the exception his but there was no andy. There's no qualcomm like i mean. There was the wifi. Only surface projects but like marx would solve like diversifying their their products to amd qualcomm company is a guy that was like a big deal for them because they they were upset with what happened with the surface pro full on the surface book. We've intel sky lake like that that that hurt them and so they wanted to diversify but like. I don't understand where that's gone now. Like full ahead some special relationship with amd because they certainly don't the expert side say tonight was a day like that seems strange they gotta play. Both sides tells got a new ceo. They want new intel to be successful. I sorta supportive of pat. Everyone likes pat pat. Come on decoder. If you're listening pat the when you put it side by side like new surface devices just we've intel and in a windows eleven upgrade the kind of it it could easily work older devices but ernie seems to work on eight jenin. New for some security reasons. The they haven't really properly explained it's like wind tells back but he feels like Even though that sounds a bit conspiracy for but like it does yeah with the windows which is strange this. Amd really operating that well in that much in lake the space that you like the wattage and stuff that until his operating in for something like the surface pro lake is even in that space to that degree. I guess. I guess for the pro. Perhaps not for the studio. Yeah yeah yeah the studio. It's like it feels a lot more glaring to be like that wimpy wimpy. What is it the thirty fifty. Ti microsoft product word studio and the name like they built it on the gp. Just prepare yourself as see studio. You're like oh it's going to be a bad. gps. Actually i have no question about gp stuff the screen so it's one hundred. Twenty hertz. display parentheses sixty hertz default. Someone explained that to me is it's basically like promotion. Essentially this is their equivalent so they using some Fiscal dynamic refresh rate is the official name of the which isn't the same as like what would happen on your pc. Because obviously that's fully powered by eight hundred twenty s display that we just one hundred twenty dollars a little time. He'd have the option to change it manually. So what it will do is sixty hertz for most of you start scrolling touch going to take one hundred twenty ramps up to thinking same hundred twenty hurts so i don't haven't tested devices but don't think you can just be like i'm gonna go run games. Hundred twenty hurts. Because i think that means you'd have thought she won the display. One hundred antoni hurts. I'm not sure if he can do that. And this isn't like variable refresh rate. Either right like this is a totally different thing is is slightly different refresh rate. You'll you'll displays running one hundred twenty and then you'll matching the frame rate. So it's like this is a different actually ramping up the the actual refresh rate of the display. Okay so we've rav within china match the frame so is slightly different. But i don't know you can do the same thing where you like to tell the display. I want you to one hundred twenty hers honestly getting a little like excited. Thinking of like conspiracies of like. Oh is this kind of doing their version of vr on like with an integrated graphics card. That's deep that's fun but sounds like no other. Things have tested once economic. We can actually review them and stuff. But i don't think you're gonna made see stick straight in one hundred twenty hertz mode and play games in twenty years i think we'll see fingers crossed with a little more integrated. Gp would just be crying though is more interesting on the the studio was trying to the one thing that occurs to me. All this is like microsoft also knows that. Amd can't make chips yell. Yeah like like their xbox like don't they don't they can't do it like they just don't do it get it. Get it out for us. We need the chips dude. Torts calamities probably fine with that. Hopefully they've got like some. Amd ap's hanging around for like some experts. Hand it to like compute. The steam summit. I like this optimism tom. That's where he ought to be in this in this time all right dinner. I want to hear about the laptop studio which got to play with which is one of the most oddly as thomas saying the basics of the designer familiar but then you look at this execution. Yeah and you're like oh man. This is literally a laptop with levels. Hold the plug based underneath it. Looks like a mac. I'm sorry it looks. Like mac like yeah. I know that like everything that is going to be made out of aluminum with black keys in screen is going to end up looking like a mac book and so it's a little bit unfair but yeah it looks a lot like a mac book and then underneath the macbook part. There's another part. Which is the bottom part which is You know the three sixty fan rectangular it looks like it. Looks like a mac book until it absolutely does not look like and i've just been i've taken to calling it. The plinth which is another word. Pedestal i love it. I love it i. I don't know if this is going to be one of those things that turns out to be iconic. Oh yeah this looks weird now but in two years it'll be like oh yeah no that that's actually cool. It's like part of the of the thing and we we've accepted it. I'm not. I'm not there yet. I'm still in the denial and a little bit of the anger stage. We'll get to acceptance later. You know what it looks like. It looks like you know. There's air conditioning. Units like integrate mississippi. Slap one of those on the ball. I mean alex alexander questions about like intel like thermal and this thing. Looks like what you need. When you don't have an arm strategy for your. There's an honesty to it's honest and dishonest at the same time. It's like screw. We made it thick and we put on the bottom. And then it's dishonest. Because they didn't they didn't they don't let you see that it's thick when you look at it. The floating so to be fair intel laptops apples included fans and then apples m one lap book pro. M one is faster than the air only by having a fan right they can just run the processor hotter in turn out and blow air over and keep running at hot fine. What is super interesting to me. This is like part of the design of this thing. Prevents it from hiding the fan right so you say it looks like a mac book pro like i have a sixteen backward growth and intel processor. I'm in at least one. Google meet meeting a week. Yeah the fan comes on and the fans are oriented at the screen. So right we're the hinges is the exhaust fan and the mike this. You can't quite do that with this. I mean the air blows out the sides and they specifically designed the internals of it so that the heat stays away from the palm rests. Come and beyond that. We need to review it to tell you more about how it performs under load yeah. I'm just saying that because they picked a a a very familiar design. Change the hinge. They can't event the fans. The way that the mac book pro vince the fans so they ended up with this plinth or even can the surface because the surface laptop. Also been the back. Doesn't it jimmy. The easiest way to event the surface. Lot screen i think. The thing is utterly fascinating. I the service. The the service book is gone right. Well yeah i mean they call it the success so yeah he's gone. Say the interesting thing. Though is the surface book had all the components in the screen. Yeah now that's been flipped to the bomb. So he's like a that. That was one of the things at the surface book was a little bit top heavy and a bit wobbly on the screen because he had the components of their. So it's interesting. They've put that down the like where it should be. Just you were talking about the service laptop and i was thinking of the service book. Oh yeah oh okay apologize right. We'll see like did you walk away in love. I mean you are the person that i trusted. Impulse buy microsoft surface products. Faster than anyone else like. Who do i know who got a surface pro x t bone. Yeah i did. Which one of these are you gonna. Impulse buy man. I mean look it's going to be the pro Because it's like it's it's the thing it's the thing that i know will do the things that i want. And it's very good. I hope my view but it doesn't look like they screw anything up. I really liked the keyboard My question of the laptop studio is same as question is this. This is why it's a surface book competitor. Because the question of who did they make this for is like craters and coders and youtubers right. I guess and people who saw well. This is like part of microsoft. Just has an obsession with the two in one right like every single thing they do is about kind of the two in one and they say like okay. We aspire to like apples customers on this thing but they've always just really seemed to be like we wanna see how we can make life perfect to in one and we're going to try it and all these different ways we're gonna make a really really skinny one that's underpowered and we're gonna make this really really wobbly one that's like top heavy but has cool hinge and we're gonna make this lake and we're gonna we're gonna make the surface pro which is affectively like the best thing they've done so far and this like addresses a lot of the concerns people have about the surface pro mainly like you've got to pay extra for keyboard you've got to worry about the keyboard falling off or something although i haven't had that happening years like this kind of addresses all of that and gives you more ports and more power which you're never gonna get from a surface pro like so i like it just feels like them like taken a big hit and being. Let's like just go max out. What a two in one can do and also were really good at hinges so like let's hinge it up. Unlike the way the i oversaw the surface book going and and different between that and the service supposed fin and light is powerful enough to to we needs to the surface book was supposed to be this monster. Powerful mapping pro kapeta slipping but never really quite what was it was in they leapfrogged and then it's now the surface naps chidi and that's in the same sort of territory essentially because it shipped with this for fifty ta gpa. They just made it for sixty or seventy eight like then it'd be like a gaming laptop and then it has like another movies who thing for people to buy it full. But but it's just like they skimped on the gp and it's just strange like why don't they just go all in and make like a super powerful laptop. What does it have to have the flipping display and then they'd have to update it every six months to a year. They they they would have to keep up you. Can't you can't have the thing be out of date. And so if they if they commit to making a gaming laptop they can't stop they can't take a break. Yeah let's try this one little nap little rest. I just feel like they did the surface laptop and that was like most sort of normal surface. They've done so they've they've done like a fully powerful surface laptop well. They only did the surface laptop because everybody kept saying we want a surface product. But not all of these weird like gimmicks. We just want a laptop from microsoft. So they did it and this is them saying okay noble. We gotta do that. Gimmick guys 'cause like that's the whole thing of the surface brands like it's like the cool gimmick. Won't the the reason i made it in has been on in this show to tell us about it. Before is they wanna make sure that their premium windows products in all the categories nobody else's to in ones like endless infinite three hundred dollar fifteen inch windows laptops to buy but they they want to make sure windows still premium and a second you go towards ultra powered gaming laptop. There's lot there's lots of premium stuff like razors happy to tell you that. It makes premium laptops but in this like middle zone. There's not a lot of innovation from the other makers it. It is all just copies of stuff. Microsoft has already done which they're happy to distribute the hand off their engineering or it's bad executions of ideas that microsoft is like well. Actually here's how to do flippy floppy screens. We're very sorry you didn't do a good job. I kinda excited looking at this thing thing about like we keep talking about how apple may one day merge ipad os mac os or or. Give us those touch features and like if they're going to do that. Something maybe absent the plinth something like this is probably more likely what we're going to see from them in like a touch based mac book pro. And it's like i'm looking i'm like okay. Microsoft like managed to make it not jenky lake a certain in an hp did. It looks really cool. I'm i'm honestly like stoked about this thing. It just looks neat. Looks fun. I don't know why you're praising this much you don't need to put it on a pedestal. It does it on. Tony brought it. I'm still just a bit confused. it's baffling but like delightful baffling. Yes more tech companies should make utterly baffling products. Plead apples like we're the dominant player. Like it's a godly. Better iphone. We added more five cheap pants like whatever. No baffling confused. Your customers pull a plant on. It is designed for let this handful of people who are like. I don't know the drawing the maybe gaming the choosing normally that an architect let this district. Things are the pre-civil that pr invents when late when to and once. I became a big thing anytime you talked to. Pr they'd be like. Oh you know how you're always like drawing and wishing you could draw better on your laptop that is there like yeah. You're an artist. I am not mark suspend circling things in commercials on was not here during the most important verge story of all which is microsoft. Can't stop circling things. There s that was a classic. Now look this is a computer for architects who are youtubers marching growing market. The honestly. I don't know how apple's going to survive unless it directly makes a product capital on it all right. We've we've talked on this thing enough we're gonna get it. We're going to reveal this stuff soon. And the is by service go three. That's just my prediction appropriate. Yeah okay there's other little stuff going on but the actually this right. I do wanna call out. Which i mentioned the top show. Monica wrote a story this week about kids. These days college students who are in classes like astrophysics even some programming classes. Who because they grew up without file systems are like not ready to encounter file systems in their college classes. And it's their fault. They grew up with file systems. They were just hidden from them right if they grip with chromebooks in iphones to platforms that absolutely abstract without system away from you and it is just a wild story. I will tell you. The story passes no moral judgment at like we. We absolutely tried to just be like. Here's what it's like in college right now. Here's professors are telling us. Here's what the students are telling us in. The reaction to the story is an enormous tidal wave of moral judgment But i highly recommend reading it. It's super fascinating. It is like the verge diverge story we've ever done because it is literally about what mental model you have for how things on computers stored in. I like mine is still files and folders. Which is how i came up. And that is not the mental model people share and like you got to meet people where they are. I will say that one tweet. Because ever in sweden like oh. This made me feel old. And i was like i don't feel like whatever i search for everything to the one that made me feel old. Was somebody quote. Tweeted me and was like this made me feel old. I didn't even get a smartphone until high school as wifi. Twenty-three took your metamucil after laughing. All the people who are like that. I saw that one. I was like yeah. Almost third. bef- anyhow gory. That story monica did. She's done actually a number of incredible stories about the intersection and technology in education. And this is just one of my favorites. That's it you can tweet at us. We love to hear from you tom. Tom warren alex's alex h cran is back on. I'm at reckless decoder. Exists the podcast. We make this week. We had the sea of an app. Called fuck you pay me. Which is a great name for an app. which by the way is a goodfellas reference. I understand there's a very famous talk by mike montier which is great. You should go watch it. It's like ten years old. It is very famous. Actual phrase is from goodfellas and you can go watch goodfellas too which is also good. It's funny because the last of decoder. It's all about owning the building blocks of ideas and music. Right in anyway wins. Great go listen to it. It's an app this glass door for influencers. It's very interesting next week on decoder. We're going to run. I'm on the code conferences next week. I'm interviewing the ceo of waymo. The calcio waymo at code conference to kc khanna. So that's going to run and dakota next week. We we've actually got pretty cut coming up rosso running ashley's ai series in virtuous feed last week because a in video next week is it's here. It's the gt three episode. It's going to be an indeed virtuous of coming up too that's true rock'n'roll get the shot sbc.
S4 E64 | Analytics Meeting #3 Recap
"Welcome to the see. Our channel. our premium podcasts for talent acquisition and talent management listening as the community discusses a wide range of topics focused on attracting engaging in retaining fest. Talent or glad you're here we welcome everyone. We have just wrapped up our third and final analytic meeting of the year. Which ironically we ended two thousand nineteen remember that year with analytics as well so it was a fabulous meeting at two hours packed crammed full of information. We implemented something new which was a speed dashboard sharing in with me. Today are a three out of four of the people about share. The dashboards share hanson from sierra nevada. Ted shown from e. y. and tony from b. a. s. ethnic nikki so much for joining us Really want to hear some of your favorite parts about today's meeting so sherry. Why don't we start with you. What did you enjoy most about our meeting today. Yeah i loved thanks. Shannon there were there was so much. I enjoyed it. I think i was smiling through the whole thing I had my first meeting Breakout session where. I really liked. All the breakout sessions And how it kind of broke everything up with the Different surveys. And things. I really like having to brand new people to see our meetings and my first Introduction and so. I could help showed them share with them. Some things about the group itself and then i have a couple of little takeaways to give them information that they that would help them Just in their jobs it was outside kind of what we were talking about today. But were what keeps you up at night kinds of things for them. So that was that was really cool to be able to do that. So hopefully We made Converts them today. Yeah as always see the analytics community expand and i think the theme of glass couple analytics meetings. I've been a part of. It is all the new people that keep joining and keep returning just helps the community rewrote. Of course the knowledge share a great observation with that ted Any highlights from you your point of view today i. The favorite part was probably same as a ha moments that You know we got people in different capacities trying to do the same thing whether it's just how we're organized Kind of focused or the amount of resources that we have an. We'll try and solve problems or answer business questions And you know and we're taking similar approaches And and i think it's just a matter of ill. Talk about data visualization. How do we send that message. And have it resonate with our with our business and you know with. Data visualization is. You can make it simple and effective stick with them a lot longer a lot. Better yeah i would agree. I was surprised not really surprised that maybe because i haven't heard this conversation with our past analytics meetings was how much that you know us. All looking at different dashboards. We focus on how it's presented to our end user. Whoever is is looking at it. And i guess putting myself in your shoes. I didn't realize not only. How important is the quality of the data which we we talked about. But also how it's presented and so that was the big takeaway moment and big aha moment for me to and here in the feedback that was shared with you ted. Because i got to look at your dashboard and also other feedback. That you brad cook. Who shared his dashboard. I'm after you. That was that was my takeaway. Tony what about you. Thanks john for me. You know my favorite part of all these meetings. Whenever i can have an opportunity to take part of them is just the simple interaction that we all have with one. Another and today didn't disappoint. It's it's really important to be able to network like we can be able to rely on one another Able to bounce things off one another You know. Because we're all as ted put it before trying to solve the same problem and i found it interesting today looking at everybody's different dashboards and seeing that were we've all got different takes slightly different but different takes on kind of the same things whether it's diversity whether it's a capacity Whether it's time to fill time to start And even into more details such as Some of the demographics of the people that bring in So so it's But the interaction that occurs during those presentations and discussions is really Important for me. And my favorite part. I i get the most out of that and let me ask you this. Tony piggyback off your question. You know you three were able to share your dashboard. Was that helpful to get the feedback from the rest of the community. Well i say shannon. I didn't get a chance to show my dashboard. It was the other tony that was on there. That's okay But that's all right. Because i had originally volunteered. Now just a split second too late and volunteering so i got pushed. Probably the next one. But that's okay That's what happens when you have to tony's on the call to So yeah. I really can't comment on the feedback that That we got. I will say this. Marc from Train presented his dashboard with vizier. Which is what we utilize over. Ps off right now so Very similar feedback that He got we would probably end up getting Which is it's very clean. It's very nice it's very simplistic and what it does But one of the things that kind of lacks that easy drill down mechanism Such as what he was able to show us with with her power. Bi So that would be some of my takeaways in fact one of my takeaways. We're going to be gone back with As we look at our dashboards the things that hit me way especially with I think ted's dashboard. And also i think mark that i saw Was how they designed how you folks designed it so that the audience would not have to have know how to use that particular application. You made that point. I think several times and it occurred to me that you know the the digital Agility of some of the people who are business leaders may not be as as strong as one might imagine these days And that they really need something simple that they can at at most filter a very specific piece. That's there's see that. Get their own insights and then get the hell out and and most of you were designing things to to emphasize that that. That was kind of an aha moment for me. I would agree with you on that. Jerry has so many times we get asked questions. At least i do. I need a report that shows this like a. Why do you need what. What's the question behind your question. What's the question behind your request and mark. Just put it right out there on his dashboard. Like how are we doing. Unfil- on iraq's bingo. Here's where you go to find that information. How am i doing on getting these through in. And he just he just put it out there so that it was it was just so easy to follow like. This is what i'm after. I don't have to ask for something. I think is going to get the answer i want. He's just putting it out there for me with a question. I don't have to go any further. You've made it really easy for the end user it. You don't wanna make this into a technical exercise especially when you're presenting to executives they the for analogy is if you look at the the apple ipad. I've seen one and a half year olds. Know how to navigate through an ipad. Swiping very intuitive. So i mean it's sorta wanted you want you want that objective achieved. i mean. yes the guy to know what they're looking at. Have you have to set the context. A little bit But once there yeah you don't wanna have to have them learn that tool just know what what they're looking for the keep it simple absolutely. Well this is really good stuff. I appreciate you all joining us. Post meeting to talk about some of our favorite moments. Is there anything else that you guys relate to wrap up with. I just i just wanna say thank you for the great job he did in hosting this and making sure that everybody got the most value out of it. So it's it's evident that you you guys have been very thoughtful in how you put this together so thank you. I think you made it really delightful value add for everybody who came to the presentations today. Very easy to do with this community because your passion is definitely contagious. Will tony had shares in. Which for being here today and jerry. Thank you also for joining us in until next time. We'll see everyone soon. Anx thanks for listening to the cx our channel. Please subscribe to our on your favorite podcast resource and leave us a review while you're at it learn more of old. Cx our at our website see x dot works facebookcom and twitter dot com slash career crossroads in on instagram at career x roads. We'll catch you next time.
Not for The Faint of Heart Tannat
"Hello and welcome to low wind. Why mishaps and more. I am your host shandra savage. Welcome welcome t night. It's so special. Because on june. Nineteen twenty twenty. I debut this podcast. Can you believe it we here. It's a year later. We tasted so manny. Beautiful wines and tonight is not gonna be any exception who might reported having a twenty nineteen garbanzo move from little by. It is a dry red wine from the vast region of little guy before we get into that note status when share with you so this particular wine is aged in oak for about twenty months. It's reserve at twenty nineteen. And so it's gonna be a lot of on air you know that straight off the bat but it's also a highly tanic wine and timmons are chemical compounds. That are found in fruit in stems of the of the great and so when they process the wind may keep the them and seeds intact skin and that reduces the tans and red wine tends to be highly tannock or more panic than white wines that gives like a bitter taste. But this tonight is the top of the top of the ones that have had for sure and little fun fact for all of you. Winds with more tenants have more antioxidants and more reservoir. All which preserves your high health. So we're being responsible drinking responsibly with taking care of our health responsibly. In preserving our heights. That's why i love you all to share that information with you before we get into the good good off style if you're listening to tonight's episode alleged to take a screenshot for me and shoot it over to me instagram at malign beano with some of your key takeaways off and this evening as we get into the wine a half a very special announcement at the end of the with ugly to the end here all about the extra fabulously coming away way. So let's get into it. This wind let me tell you. You have to give this wine so much air. This is a line that you break out the cantor and he pour the wine in the cantor and leave it for hours and hours even a day if you had the time but in nevada gets habitat. I can't this wind for about two and a half hours just so i keep in rounded out in like take off some of the f. Is this hard. this is a heavy hitter. Heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy hitter. So i tried to air it out as much as they could but the show must go on. So let's give it. The appearance is gorgeous. It's like a dark is almost like a black ish. red it is so so Deep deep dark and looking so lifted into the nose because the netters elise knew who this. I'm gonna give it a swirl as clearly. We didn't have a day to kansas wine so justly to i even use the area. They're just say you know we need a lot of Puppy always loved up height. So it's full of blackberry on the nose. If similar leather in their simplisafe is some earthy under channel lines. Also some arabs in there so is is a lot of stuff going on on the nose and low key very low-key i also smell a little bit of hand on it but that could be just me now. Survival list as excluded this line. This is for grown folk child. I don't want any of them. The young ones come in tonight. Because it's not for you. do you hear me. This is highly acidic. Highly tanning highly. Sedate this is a tough mammoth jama. I'm telling him but the flavors are beautiful. A jammie palm and blackberry so with the nose that the time picked up his well. There's also some like licorice in now. Which i didn't pick up on the nose which is odd but the knows always knows and so maybe just a little bit but this definitely recent smoking there and some herbs may like meant and most of all that is some children happy and i love all of those flavors in my wines. I gravitate towards wines that have more smoke while leather of I love it all. I'm here for it. I just don't have time for this baby to air out like this. No one does so. But it's all good. I love it usable to serve it on. A cool is is about sixty degrees. I try at chad gal but show. Let's say i got this wine. Whole foods identified a whole foods for like fourteen ninety nine excellent price playing alcohol content of climate on us about fourteen percent. Alcoho- man what a beautiful wind to have with a meal. And you have to have this wine with food or a heavy heavy. Hardy achieves like a blue cheese or maybe like parmesan. You've gotta you gotta break it up you gonna break up this heavy hitter rate here You can also pair it with type of light barbecue. Beef studios moran or sau anada carnival. You would have to have like a a much sure. Hardy meal a mushroom burger that would have excellent with s. So big and so bold. That know this might be coming. This might be at. The top of the big girl is shout out to the big girl. One lovers out there you know. I cau- a really robust larger than life wines. Call them big girls said. That's what need shout out to. The big girls emits. Wine is here. This one is definitely on top. And i love it and i'm so happy i got to share it with you. You know it's very intense. The flavors are really pronounced. Aromas pronounced this just so much clown and chocolate and smoke in mant that it's tough there. I do it. Secrecy is this new sweetness in at all but it is beautiful in the finnish. Gosh it's finished is phenomenal. it's just to stay wants to move it. You know you can tell a lot about a wine about how it finishes new taken and the long finish normally an indication that is a good value high quality wine and this guy. His zone tanakh no. It's a beautiful wine. And i'm so happy i got to share it with you now for a little story time so confession my i crashed in elementary school. He was from would y and that is the first time i've ever heard of this boy. We were in second grade. Third grade fourth grade fifth grade and sixth grade. We were in all our classes together. All throughout elementary school and i had the biggest crush on him every revise the extra mile to like. Make the sandwiches in light little high psychic. Give them to him or you know when you go to school lied to by your friend rose or buy them some candy. All the money went to display and we even went even started junior high school together. And when i didn't see him all summer from when we graduated elementary school to junior high school. You could tell me that he was not going to be by way forever and he gave me my first kiss so why is very near and dear to life heart. Even though that gentleman moved away he actually left. After the first year. Junior high school moved back to Searle but i know he's acting states we've been in touch over the years and he has a beautiful family. He's a beautiful life and and so that we get to speak every now and again so that's just a little fun fact for you times little tidbit about me. Any who big announcement. Big huge anti nobel sentence something together. How and i have created a list. I am in the process of developing a community for the mua says. And it's not gonna be on facebook so if you want to participate. I encourage you to get on the lakers. You can find information on the wait list. My bio at Instagram he wing and get on weightless last week was a pretty good week for may pretty big league. I leased why in buys volume to say about that working on a lot of dating a lot of fun things faz cerro. If y-y-you you found any value. Please leave me a review on your favorite podcast platform. Rate review share telephoned friends. And i'm going to see all of you next week. I'm gonna hear from all of you next week. 'cause i definitely wanna hear about it. 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The "Big Domino" and Lowering Pressure and Noise
"What's up everybody good morning. This is russell brunson. Welcome back to the martin secrets. Podcast today. I want to talk about something that i know. All of us entrepreneurs deal with a what which is pressure and noise. if you listen to alex Sharpen he studied him. The oscar sally's height. You talk about how entrepreneurs you know when when you are able to lower pressure noise you can do greatness. You can change the world but when pressure gets higher he gets really difficult and ofttimes turns into chaos in in bad things and so we talked about that during the episode because i'm indefinitely state of increased pressure noise and we'll talk about what i'm doing to deal with it and how it's helping so that sediment theme song we come back. We're in the so the big question. Is this how we're entrepreneurs like us. He didn't cheat and take our venture capital spending money own pockets. We market in a way. The lets us get our products and our services and the things that he believe in out to the world and yet still remain profitable. That is the question in this podcast. Give you the answer. My name is also brunson and welcomed the marketing secrets. All right so sure like most of you and every okay what step you in your entrepreneurial journey if you are beginning if you're growing if you're skilling you are selling if you're buying if you like whatever you're doing there are times when you have increased pressure noise and al sharpens are my friends. I love the stuff. He's one of my head. Coaches from tacoma quebec's coaching program. For a while and he has a whole message. He talks about entrepreneur. Entrepreneurial personality types ep calls when people like us right and he always says you know you're not broken yet weird. You're you're just different your entrepreneur and it's okay and and in his teachings he talks a lot about just how How entrepreneurs crazy and like what on tours entrepreneurs and once you snap and go crazy and like gough deepened and other times are the ones who are creating the most amazing things in the world right and he talks about. There's this fine line between like greatness and like chaos right and for entrepreneurs the biggest thing that dude you have to like if you can decrease the pressure noise around you then you can succeed but when the pressure noise it goes up. That's where you typically they crash and burn thinking about most of you know if you've had a chance to crash and burn a business or two you probably know during the season or a time of increased pressure noise and it's hard to handle and that's when things happened right and so it's important to how to build a team have people around you and things help support you to decrease the pressure noise. You can succeed. So there's a little a little mini chunk out of Sharpens training so he has understand kind of the context. I'm talking about but in my life over. The last thirty days has been an insane increase in pressure noise. They can't talk about all the things but people. I love who who. I work with daily or you know who've had to had health issues that was not expecting there's that and there's you know we just finished our first acquisition and we're in the middle of our second acquisition new companies coming in. We also have hockey live in thirty days. We also have a new program that we are changing. We also have a. I can't tell you all the things. There's a lot of stuff and it's exciting and it's like par- partially it's like the most exciting time of the business right. That's fun things. So many things like cited for but then on their side man between all these things that was not planning of less than days like the pressure noise and things have gone up dramatically and I don't know what you guys but it's for me. It's hard to sleep night. Like lay there in bed. I'm so tired. I can't sleep because there's these things happening like all the stuff and the stress and the all the balls juggling. You don't want to drop them right and felt that before and for me it's like last month it's been hard to sleep and then i come into the office and there's so many things to do i don't know where to start in. There's this and there's this there's this an ultimate on fire and just it's overwhelming sometimes and so it's interesting because by default to get things done so i go in and start working working working and trying to get task a cast but it seems like an insurmountable thing and so Earlier this week had a thought and use of talk about the big domino before right like in every sales presentations like one big dominant. If you can knock down that one domino it takes care of everything else. All the other dominos fall down and and it's true and selling But it's a lot of aspects of life right. And i started looking all my big huge tasks and all the things each each to do. Have five hundred little subsidies. Instead of looking all the subsidies i started looking at the bigger task bigger project. And things say okay. What's the one big domino i can do. That's going to knock down all these little tasks i don't. There's no way i can do all of them. It's virtually impossible like what is the big domino or who is the big dominant. Like who is the person that's gonna come. They could take this off of my plate. It's been interesting to look at this different. I've had completely slowdown which has been hard. Something i'm not gonna make it to the finish line if i stopped but the same time i. I'm not going to be officially no matter. What so it's forced me to stop and say what i gotta find the person or thing or whatever that's going to knock this thing down baby sit there and my thoughts for a lot longer which has been good not thought of how to get them on the task. What's the thought is. Who is the person i can find it. What's the processor thing you need to do. It gets rid of all the other tasks. So i can actually make it to the finish line and i've been doing that. It's been interesting because sometimes sometimes you yes bitter questions you get better answers. And so that's the question. Start asking all of a sudden the clear and it was like okay. Well if i had a person for here this would make all these. It's pure michael. Who's the person. I know somebody and say okay. Let's think like and sitting your thoughts and thinking and thinking praying and thinking and like trying to figure things out and all of a sense like oh what about this person or this or how this literally. One of the things was a text message from a friend. who's like. Hey there's person you should meet and it's like oh my gosh that that person i think is the big. Domino's can knock down this set of things for me and it's been interesting because this week. I had whole task with to get done. I had not had a chance to do tasks yet. But i've had longer meetings. I hate meetings. Typically at slow at two to three hour meetings with certain people to build a relationship to be able to hand the the reigns to somebody to then go and knock down the domino for me. And i can tell you it's like friday. It was the first time this happened. I remember leaving friday and it was the first night versus like not stress. My left i was like oh my gosh like this might be possible in today did it again. It's like okay this this might actually possible and it wasn't for me. Speeding up spending more hours. Doing more things as me stopping stepping back and trying to figure out the big domino. So if you guys you are entrepreneurs and you have increased pressure noise and you're stressing about all the things. I want to encourage you to slow down or maybe you can stop for a moment and look at those tasks differently. Not from how in the world get this done where we're gonna find extra time but who is the big domino or what is the big domino. If i can figure that out it makes all these other ones irrelevant. And that's been the thing for me. That's keeping me sane. Getting me excited and helped me now. Finally starting to see the finish line again. Like oh my gosh there. I can see it. It's possible you're saying there's a chance. I could actually make it to the end. And so as. I'm getting through that. And i spent two and a half hours meeting somebody today. And i'm like oh my gosh like i feel better probably gonna and a little bit and pumped about that it. Maybe think i'm gonna stop for a second and just do a quick podcast from people. Because i'm sure some of you guys are in that same season. If you're now you will be soon and so just remembering that remembering the big domino concept in in a way you can solve solve these kind of problems for yourself so i hope that helps those useful. I'm grateful for all you guys for listening for subscribing paying attention. I'm trying to serve you my highs level. Sometimes it's overwhelming We're doing good work. And i feel like the fruits of the stuff that we're creating for us right now as a change a lot of lives. Hopefully your life So keep your eyes out. Everything from frontal hockey live till january of twenty. Whatever next year is twenty. twenty two. it's going to be crazy. Ride you see loss stuff happened in. It's going to be. It's going to be fun. So i'm pumped pumped in working on f i got. There's the teeth all right appreciate. Y'all he's listening has also by everybody everybody russell gin and real quick. I just opened up a texting community. Which means you can text me your questions and right now. I'm spending anywhere between ten and thirty minutes every single day answering questions Through text message to people who are on the podcast. So i want you to stop everything. You're doing your phone out and actually text me a message k. And the phone number. You text is two eight two three one three seven nine seven once again. It's two eight two three one three seven nine seven when you text me. Just say hello and then what's going to happen to my phone and then they'll send you back a message where you can add. Meet your phone and then we are having conversations on top of that through this texting communities would be giving out free swag giving away free copies of my book late. You know about book signings about times coming your local area and a whole bunch more. Just wanna make sure you were on this list on top of that every single day. I'm sending out. My favorite quotes frameworks. And things you can get for free only through by texting platform so when you need to right now player phone and text me at area code. Two eight two three one three seven nine seven one more time. That's two eight two three one. Three seven nine seven. I can't wait to hear from you right now.
Andrew Onermaa: Ozark Gravel Cyclist community
"Hello and welcome to the gravel ride. Podcast i'm your host craig. Dalton's this week on the podcasts. We've got andrew honor ma from ozark gravel cycling to talk about the community. He's growing in the ozarks and all the great riding you can find in that region before we jump into the conversation. I'd like to thank this week. Sponsor athletic greens the all in one daily drink to support better health than peak performance. As you know. I'm a long term fan of athletic greens because even with a balanced diet. It's difficult to cover all your nutritional basis. That's where athletic greens will help their daily drink is like nutritional insurance for your body. That's delivered straight to your door. Athletic greens is developed from a complex blend of seventy five vitamins minerals and whole food sourced ingredients. It's green powder engineered to fill all the nutritional gaps in your diet. Their daily drink improves everyday. 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It meets all the quality and safety standards required for the world's top athletes and olympians. So whether you're looking to boost your energy levels support your immune system or address gut health. Now's the perfect time to try athletic. Greens for yourself simply visit athletic. Greens dot com slash the a ride to claim a special offer today for my listeners. You're gonna get a free d three k twelve wellness bundle with your first purchase so remember just visit athletic. Greens dot com slash. The gravel ride. Now let's jump right in to my interview with andrew and ozark gravel cyclists andrew. Welcome to the show. Hey thanks for having me craig. I'm super excited to learn more about your project. Toes are gravel cycling. But the more. I've talked to you on offline the more i want to hear about your personal journey to the bike. And all the things you've been doing so why don't we start off by just a little bit of your background as an athlete. And what led you to gravel. Cycling during the bicycles definitely evolved a lot in the last decade. I'd say real or they'd riding bikes in college. As a means of transportation my vehicle died on me. okay. I can't buy another car. What are we going to do. So what's the cheapest bike can possibly find. It's going to be a bike. That has one gear and has nothing extra on it. So gotta fix gear bike. 'cause i starting here about it is cool. This is two thousand eleven. Two thousand twelve and i started really getting addicted to just the motion of moving through the landscape and interacting with vehicles and people and pedestrians and i started delivering sandwiches for jimmy johns in the middle than i be doing a graveyard shift of ten pm till three or four in the morning and just doing it all by bike and i didn't have navigation on my phone so i'd be printing up stuff in the shop. Turn by turn navigation and using that to deliver sandwiches and i ended up just spending a lot of years. traveling out. west always had a big gear bike. It'd be my way to explore. But i'd still be pursuing other things. Like rock climbing backpacking mountaineering. Skiing really just fully embracing outdoors. But the bike was always there is more of a really fun way to explore in a way to shake things up and like within the last two three years. I finally got my hands on a road bike with multiple gears breaks and it opened up a whole new world of cycling to me that i've never seen i can do much much bigger hills as living in salt lake at the time. Doing these canyon passes seeing the landscape from essentially mountaintops. And i was just blown away by how much you could see in an afternoon. They didn't even have to be a full day. And so that just fully consumed me. I was doing a lot of where. I would bag multiple peaks in a day via foot. And as i can apply this to the bike instead. Let's like how many high points can hit and so that really opened my eyes to how much this you can travel on the bike. And then i started looking over. What about these dirt. Roads as i'm seeing. I'm getting tired of all these cars. Living by ruining the vibe per se like i'm out nature and all of a sudden you have twenty cars blow by and one person to roll down their window and yell something or whatever and so. I started dabbling into some dirt. But i wasn't confident with the skinny tires. So i went west on the other side of the salt lake where it's flat and now as my introduction to grabble is just this big open space with these random gravel roads no information no sign edge and i would just trying to go for a while for as long as i felt comfortable and then i would turn around and come back and just cross my fingers for whatever reason thinking now that i'm on gravel. My bike is gonna explode. Everything's gonna go wrong. And i kept having rise. I was actually really peaceful and enjoyable. And i was by myself the whole time. And that's i started honing in that aspect. This is something different. This the combining a lotta years of playing outdoors and this love of the bicycle and so that's the quick summary of bikes over last almost decade. Anti moved back to arkansas and got a proper gravel. Bright my first gravel bike. And it's been a little over a year having a bike that designed for this style of writing and it's just been phenomenal and just the more done it the more of just. I don't know absorbed as much as possible as far as learning and getting faster. That's a super cool journey to the bike. And i remember in connecting with your originally when you were talking about your passion for mountaineering and climbing and hiking. It's as you came to it from a road biking perspective. It's pretty natural that you started to see the same peaks you'd hike and say why don't i go up a dirt road rather than the paved roads has really cool to hear that. Store that backstory. About how you got into gravel cycling absolutely and a lot of the hesitation initially woods. I felt like it was going to calm complicate things of being out in nature in that environment. Since i always did things by foot or by skis i felt very minimal and i thought now that i bring a bike. I'm gonna have to bring tools in case it breaks down. I'm going to have to bring bags to carry things and it's going to have to attach the bike so a lotta hesitation was more so thinking is going to complicate it all and take away from the joy but it turns out you can just cover so much more ground and for the most part things work out. You're not getting out there and just getting flats all the time and derails falling off or anything like that. It's you're just doing what you love and you're doing it in a really cool environment. Yeah you came into the sport at the perfect time. Because a lot of the kinks had been worked out of the system on the bike. They are super reliable. And definitely what you're saying about hiking versus biking. I often think to myself as i'm hiking with my family. We're just covering so little ground. Compared to what. I do on a bike. We have to pick such a small section to hike whereas that would be one eighth of what i might ride in any given day and i always feel a little bit guilty. The amount of terrain i'm able to cover versus when i'm hiking my family and they're just seeing this little tidbit of what's on the mountain or sure. One one thing is over looking for a long time was a the element of joy. -ment of downhill running hiking. Whatever going downhill is not nearly as fun. My foot as it is on a bike on skis or something like that. That itself adds a lot of extra joy. Uncovering that terrain 'cause you get to experience these crazy speed and be making on the fly decisions and audible to dodge little boulders or over things like that. So that's it's a black you work you like earn. Your earnings is the term and skiing. And i feel like it relates to grabble writing. Really well really will so true. I had run into a friend of mine's wife who was out on a all day mountain biking trip down onto the peninsula. Too great spot called skaggs. I got a text from him saying he just had the time of his life. And he's she's i don't i just don't get it. And it's hard to explain to the non cyclists but it brings us back to our youth. It's like playing video games wrapped into working out this constant decision. Making that you have to do when you clearer section. You wanna just high five your friends and you just have a laugh. Because it's such an exhilarating sport. Yeah there's many times where. I'm in the middle of nowhere in ozarks laughing going down to descent or just grinning ear to ear because it's it's so much fun so i'm smiling just thinking about it so you mentioned that your journey took you back to arkansas. And your new gravel cyclists at that point and the reason. I was super stoked to connect with. You is because i love these community based projects. So you started. A group. Called ozark gravel cycling. What led you to begin that journey and put a stake in the ground and say. Hey i'm going to be a hub for activity. Noah's ark in the ozarks and try to unearth information for would be cyclists and started a community around gravel. Yeah yeah that's a great question. So through fixed gear writing. I honestly just spent a ton of time by myself. 'cause it's such a very niche aspect of riding bikes. That is hard to find other. Riders did the same thing and to have the same fitness goals or schedules. So whenever i got a road by. I was about to start racing for team by no means was i going to be going to. Local creates a road races in dominating or anything. But i was just really excited on aspect of. Here's a group of people that love bikes and we're going to hang out and we're gonna ride bikes and we're gonna travel sometimes to events and do more riding bikes. So is just this really cool group setting the got me excited reminded me a sports in high school growing up junior high middle school. Things like it was just. I'm an adult. But also i'm i have this shared activity that we all enjoy together and so i was just really thrilled on having friends through a common activity and as soon as pandemic happened everything got cancelled so i never got to actually go to these races. I gotta do team. Cam started doing some practice rides and then boom everything cancelled. So it's like oh man. I was so fired up for this idea of traveling and riding bikes and checking out new spots and so when i moved back to arkansas one is to be closer to family. My grandparents are here. I wanted to help them with grocery shopping. I didn't want them to have to go out and do all these things by themselves. So i one move was definitely do be around family but the other was. Hey things are shifting. The ski resorts no longer open than i work This seems like a good time to pursue the bike a little bit more in just a few months. Winter jump straight to spring by moving down. South showed up in arkansas. And i knew one guy that rode gravel in arkansas and that was literally because we knew each other in college and our very first gravel ride together. I basically told them. Hey i was really excited on riding bikes with a group and trying to travel around and check out more places right essentially make friends and i told matt idea he said yeah that's cool. We don't really have different smaller groups but there's no like central thing that's dedicated only to grab all right now and so i teach an idea of. Hey let's let's do that me and you were having a good time right now. Right you probably have g friends like this. I bet there's other people in arkansas. We know there's other people in arkansas ride gravel. Let's try to connect more people. That's how it started was just me and one other person went on a gravel ride. Had a great time together and wanted to do more and find other people to do it with us said. Did you start off with a facebook group. Because i know now you ha- you've got a website up and running. How did we get started. Yeah so it was. Whenever i i came back i i couldn't get a job. I came back to arkansas. So i was living with my mom and my grandparents and i was applying trying to get jobs anywhere. Couldn't get a job when i wasn't ride my bike. I decided to make pursuing this job per se. It didn't feel like a job. As i loved every single minute of it but like what can i do. I can create an instagram account. That's like the very first thing. I did create an instagram account. Gravel cyclists bloom. Here's three photos from our ride. Here's to people like riding gravel. What are some popular hashtags related to grabble. Who else in the area is riding gravel. So looking up right arkansas. Anything i could do to try to find people through basically social media. I tried to follow them and comment on their rides. Be like hey. This is really cool. Where was this at and so. It's very genuine. Because i wasn't trying to do this. Hey this is a grabble. Authority in america is very just start. Small start local star focused. I didn't like i. I love what's going on a country but i wanna know what's happening right here where i live. That was the focus. I love that. I've spoken to the ohio gravel grinders and a couple of other groups on the podcast. And it's just so critical. I think part of it seems to me that there's there's a challenge anytime you're getting out there in the wilderness and just knowing someone did this route before you or finding a group that will go do it with you is just so confidence inspiring. And it just accelerates that learning curve of once you get hooked on gravel cycling. You just want to explore new in different places as frequently as you can. Yeah hands down so it was. That's what a lot of it was getting people together to check out new roads with at least one person had been on it before or like cool. You've been on it. you're still alive. You're still talking to us. But let's go check that one out and then on my days where i couldn't ride with anybody. I was scouting out new roads myself and trying to create new routes. And then eventually bring people out to this other area. I saw and then started adding some more consistent. Group prize is just once a month and then it was every thursday night and it just has grown very quickly just because one. There's a huge scene for gravel northeast arkansas but to we've just been consistent no matter what it's been for years straight. We've had a group of people riding gravel every single week. amazing so for the listener. That may not be familiar with the ozarks and general. Can you just tell us where in the country arkansas is. And where are the regions that you love writing most in arkansas with great so when i lived in utah is actually one of my jokes. I'd say hey. I'm from all named three states. That border arkansas and a lot of people can do it. so arkansas where above louisiana. We got texas down to the south west. We got oklahoma missouri. Tennessee all these different states bordering were south central and the ozarks themselves is. I was just looking at this earlier. So it's one point two million acres of incredible forest. It's big rolling hills where the highest point is two point. Seven thousand feet tall. That's mount magazine. And you have a ton of these scattered peaks that are in that range of two thousand or so feet and what happens is if as you're writing through this terrain you get a high point. You're on originally a little bit and then you drop way down to where these rivers and creeks are are down at. Maybe three hundred field -ation four hundred feet elevation so you constantly get these repeating hills so a thousand feet or so and so. It's this very engaging up and down roller coaster. You can't ever see for too far in one direction either because of tree coverage or just because it's so winding that it just really pulls you in. You're really engaged. You can't just stare off into the distance that stuff because you got to be looking at. What's in front of you. So my limited experience riding in arkansas was out of bentonville on the big sugar course and it was the bits i did which was only about thirty five miles. A lot of gravel road wide gravel roads wide enough for a couple of cars to go back and forth on pretty rough gravel roads. As it turned out was a little bit surprised about when you compare that type of riding with what you might find in the ozark national forest. Where would you. How would you describe the differences between the two. Yeah the cool to bring that up because even a lot of people that live here. They tend to still hover around. What's right by bentonville right bill and the way you described it. I'd say that's a great representation of what's around these towns. I agree it's pretty junky and it can get steep and anything that you find out. In those the the proper ozark national forest is a more amplified version of what you experience just outside bentonville so it certainly sounds like even certainly sounded like the climbing in the ozarks was maybe five hundred feet more than you might see or in and around bentonville. Yeah yeah and then just the vistas. Are that much more beautiful. And the rivers. Are that much bigger the creek too much bigger so it's really just like anything that's near ben. Bill just I don't even know how to it's hard to. That's why i'm so obsessed with getting out there and trying to develop new routes. 'cause i just think it's absolutely phenomenal and i know how much people The writing right by the towns. We're at a show. If you of this and you're willing to push yourself a little bit more go a little bit further up a hill. Then you're going to get this much bigger of a reward going downhill or seeing this view so to me. Those are national forest is just the the absolute pinnacle of what arkansas has to offer concerning grabble writing and bike backing. Are you finding that the athletes that you're writing within yourself. Are you writing bigger tires because of that chunky terrain. Yeah so some of the guys have been here for while and girls they. I've been pushing them to go bigger and bigger tires. I've never finished a ride and been like man. You know what. I should have had a smaller tire. I should have had a smaller tire and a lot of it stems from people coming over from the road culture and wanted to keep speed on pavement sections so that your thursday night rider town. There's gonna be a fair share pavement. Say we're doing pace lines. We're going to want to smaller tire. Go faster but the thing is i. Run a forty seven c tire. All the time doesn't matter what. I'm doing forty seventeen tire. Truly just because that's the biggest i can fit and my frame if i could go bigger honestly be looking into fifty tire potentially especially getting out if you do a ride. Only the ozark national forest dot. We're getting the train of man. Maybe i want like a fully rijn mountain bike instead. Us thinking about the exact same thing today and i'm with you like i just go as fat as my bike will allow and i never seem to regret it. I was thinking about it. Also in the context of descending and just how much more confident. I am to have a bit more fat rubber. They're going up hill. I've been experimenting with some really narrow tires just to contest the other end of the spectrum and it's all good going uphill i'm perfectly fine but the moment starts going downhill and start getting nervous about. How much suspension is that tire providing how hard hit this rock that i'm going through and a lot of times it's out of your control. You you get into some rough stuff going fairly fast. You gotta have equipment underneath you. That's going to survive the abuser. Giving it absolutely. I feel like i remember whenever i listened to your podcast. You up the sides in the last year or so. Didn't you have a phase where you're starting to experiment more with sixty. Gb just go bigger tires you for sure for sure. Yeah that's funny. I just posted something on instagram. This weekend about three sets of tires and wheels that i had. Which one did i choose. An. it's going to be a no surprise to anybody that it was the biggest tire that i could fit that weekend. I really like unless it's a very specialized ride. I wanna do this particularly longish road section. and then i'm going to go on a completely smooth gravel climbing back. I'm definitely going to go with the big tires. And i hate to sound like a broken record on the podcast but i think like you suggested a lot of people get into the sport from the roadside and start thinking. Oh seven hundred thirty eight. That's perfect it's way bigger than my road tire. Which is true. But i think we're starting to see trends in the industry more and more that the frames are coming with a seven hundred by fifty tire with capability. And i think that's a positive trend absolutely and it truly it varies by region. So when i'm talking about. Those are national forest. I definitely. I'm going to be preaching a big retire. Sounds like same thing with where you're at and that marion county. Yeah marin county. Yeah marion county you get some people maybe in iowa so i just i did a race in iowa not too long ago and out there i could tell. I didn't need that tire. I could have gone a little bit skinnier but it was what i was used to. So that's part of it. I'm used to it. I know how handles and it still felt good. I never felt like oh sacrificing speed but definitely by region. I think that's where see trends just coming back to the different communities. It's there's establish community in the area and their bell curve of tires tire with is out of certain point. That's probably what you're gonna your recommendations for. I had a similar experience to yours in iowa. When i went to steamboat springs and tire. People i was talking to you. Were saying you can race. That course on a thirty eight and i was like no way and i did come down to a forty which i thought was a good accommodation but at the end of the day like i totally could have done it on a thirty eight and i know a lot of the local guys and girls were running thirty. Two's because the college champagne gravel out there and it's not technical at all compared to what it sounds like you and i are used to. Yeah yeah and teach their own i. That's what i love about gravel saying is that there's so many different consistencies styles that you take a road trip and you're like man. This is a brand new experience. Not only is it new scenery. But just the way i am. Writing is a completely different experience. You design your equipment for what you want to make. Maybe you're designing around a weakness. You wanna climb faster. She'd get a lighter setup or maybe you're not competent descending so you get something big and burly to allow you to keep up with your friends and as you said. It's all good. It's fascinating to see different people setups. Yeah no matter what whatever. A person brings on excited for them. You're here to ride. Let's do it and we're gonna to get through this ride together. Hopefully there's not many mechanical but if there are so be it or flaps. It's the fact that you can pull someone and experience something like this together. That's more important than sometimes getting into the nitty gritty of. What's the right call. It's more like the fact that you have the enthusiasm to come. Do it will overpower a lot of those little things with the equipment. One hundred percent. It's all about writing what you've got like you said when you're out there in utah you just had the desire to test those gravel roads out there and you just wrote a road bike and it was all good and as it became a passion of yours. You're like maybe. I wanna get more specialized equipment over time and you did and now likud on adventures all over the place. Yeah yeah it's so much fun. I'm just barely getting started. That's definitely the exciting thing. It's finally being like all right. I've found something in it for the long haul in it's going to progress lot over time in so many different capacities and i'm going to keep doing everything i can to help the local community wall matt. It that's great. That's great speaking of racing and being in it for the long haul. I can't help but ask you about the arkansas. Now that i learned you did it and you crushed dead. So that was that your first ultra distance race. Yeah that was my first older distance race first grabble race so several i not one outing and crushing. It's i don't know about crushing it. I went in with the mentality of. I'm going to either pull off something crazy. I mean go up in flames. And i think i did a little bit of both. I did enough to where. I was in the conversation with like a caliber of an athlete of ted king. Just the fact that they kept mentioning my name for the first few days and i was around the same mileage and all that so that was really cool ultimately. I had never pushed that far in my life as far as my mental and physical and so it was awesome learning experience and sleep deprivation as well. I slept few half hours and the first like three days. It was just yeah. It was a lot and it was exciting and a really cool way to start. So i'm definitely looking forward to more ultra distance racing. I think that's definitely the sweet spot for me personally is just getting on the bike and living on the bike for days on. How many miles was that event. That event it's right around two thousand thirty seven miles. They've still shifting the route over the years whether it be due to flooding or closed roads. So it's still a little bit of a dynamic route. It's not hundred percent set in stone but yeah just over eight thousand miles. That's a pretty substantial distance. that'd be covering especially just in one state. It's massive and what i thought was interesting about that event. You can choose to go clockwise or counterclockwise. Right yeah wild. So it's definitely bike backing being newer bike packing racing. Let me a being newer in the united states. You have your classics like the tour divide the colorado trail. I'd say those or when it comes to bike docking racing and routes those are the prime examples with the most history. And it's very clear you start at one end and you end up other and for the colorado chirp real. You can do it either direction. And there's an fda t for both in an overall fcat with the tour divide. As far as i know the race has always been north to south. People have done their out both directions but the race is north to south. And so with a loop. What they've been developing here is. Hey let's shake things up with his loop. You can go either direction for one to you can start anywhere. So we've had people start all over this route for the race mass starts. Everybody starts together but even that in itself that mass starts gonna change every two years. So it's this crazy dynamic race where you can go one year and then you go again three years later and you're starting in a completely different city. You might be going a different direction. The weather might be completely different. It's there's a lot of things that they're tying together just to keep it very interesting which is cool. And how did you feel about your choice of direction. What was it this year. I liked the counter clockwise direction. A lot it was strategic in the fact that starting from fayetteville for last year and this year being the host community you get the hardest stretch out of the way and the first two hundred and fifty miles okay. Dot has the hardest train so mind. The child was get the hardest out of the way right away. The biggest run out of resupply which is on say around one hundred fifty miles no resupply no service barely any water definitely. No food just knocked out and then keep trucking along so that makes sense. I like that idea. I think part of the problem was i definitely didn't keep in mind that i was covering different terrains than the leaders and other directions on this case this is taking so he was covering different train and i didn't need to be even with him at mile three hundred. I should have been behind. But instead i was even and so it. It really does mess with your pacing strategy when you're looking at dots on a website and you're trying to base decisions on what other people are doing very solely on how you're feeling and what you think is the right call for you to put your best that makes sense and what was your sleep system and what was your sleep. Strategy sleep strategy and system went hand in hand. My strategy was sleep as little as possible. Ride the bike as much as possible. So i brought as little as possible when it came to sleep go to ensure that i didn't get myself the choice so i like whenever i get a major town. Say halfway through. Get a motel sleeper four hours. Get back on the pike. Make another huge push occasional. Plop down in a ditch in the middle of the night and put on emergency busy and all your layers and sleep or an hour those my mentality. Which that's not what. I do for a tour or a fun. Ride but for race of competing against people of that caliber. I knew that's what personally. I would have to do to be able to make a differential and experience when you did decide to give in a ditch. What was your body telling you. Just like i'm completely done or was it your mind. You couldn't write a straight line anymore. First time i slept. I was just not nodding off but yawning some starting to ride slow or the hill starts filling bigger and harder. And i just decided. Okay go ahead and take a break taken up and get back after it and saw one work great. Second time. I took a nap. I was on the wooden floor of a community church in the middle of nowhere and luckily the doors were unlocked. So i just laid down on the ground between two pews on the hardwood floor and my knees were crazy creaky when i got back on the bike and everything hurt terribly bad and sometimes i just that will last for ten minutes and then your body goes. Oh okay here. We go back to what we've been doing and sometimes you're working through that for two or three hours and you're just in your head nonstop like all right like surely this is gonna change right. It's so it's definitely a lot of mental warfare. I'd say the minded equally important as any other aspect when it comes to that kind of racing. Yeah yeah and the idea that you're gonna feel so many things throughout the day and it's going to change you're gonna feel like everybody's gonna feel like crap at a certain point during the day and the ride is so darn long that you're bound to feel better at some point presumably. Yeah absolutely what. Are you doing that. Route one kind of coming back to you. The whole inspiration with ozark. Gravel cyclists was having an opportunity to do that route over the summer while still looking for a job. I was so blown away by the terrain that it's sealed the deal for me. I was like i'm definitely gonna live in arkansas. The rest of my life is incredible. I'll take trips other places. But this the great homebase and i train here for the rest of my life and right here for the rest of my life and be so happy so dot route gave me just so much joints and film it that for one. It just got me incredibly excited on arkansas writing but to i knew that we were just barely dancing through this terrain one point two million acres and the national forest of the ozarks alone and we just do one little line through it a couple of times. So what about all these other roads that we don't see on route so that's been just utter joy of every weekend. I can go sample one or two more. New roads make new connect actions. Keep changing up leaps and right now. My summer project is to make a new bike backing lou in arkansas. That's around three hundred miles. But it's way more grabble way less pavement. So eighty percent gravel ninety percent gravel. And you're getting thirty two thousand feet of elevation and three hundred miles and you share almost no roads with a high country. So it's just this beautiful sample of you. Want know what mike packing in gravel riding. Isn't those arts. Check this out kennedy all in the ozarks exactly and ultimately it's to make a bunch of smaller leaps within that loop so you don't have to do one hundred mile day. I want to be able to have people to. Here's a twenty five mile route that you will love and then you can eat a burger at the oldest cafe in arkansas right afterwards or something like that. I have all these friends in this community. That are all stoked about it and we're all getting out together and exploring this community. Everyone so excited and it's just been so uplifting for everybody it's just this fire and more and more people are jumping in as time goes on so it's just beautiful snowball effect that who knows what's going to be the scene and another year or two but it's only getting bigger and better and more exciting. I love your passion for an and it's definitely. Arkansas has definitely been coming on the map more and more over the last few years between the the big bite backing race and big sugar and other events that are going on. It's truly a place that if you love off road riding you gotta get to one of these days. I think that's a good place for us to end. Really appreciate the time and truly appreciate anybody who's growing a community from the ground up gravel. Cycling is such an amazing resource. And i'll put a link to it in the show notes for anybody in the region who's looking for great roots here the passion in andrews voice for what he's doing so go visit him hit him up on social media and get out there and try some arkansas gravel. I love it. And i do get messages from people coming out of state and they wanna know where to go and what to see so. It's it's very rewarding to share this with others and to have you asked me onto the show because it's just helping us reach an even broader audience that maybe one person gonna make a road trip to arkansas. And that's because of you having me on the show so thank you i. I think we might get getting rush of people to arkansas after this islet thanks andrew. Absolutely thank you. So that's it for this edition of the gravel ride. Podcast big. Thank you for andrew for coming on the podcast and for everything. He's doing with ozark. Gravel cyclists as you know i love these regional projects. I think they're so important for the gravel cycling community just to get that insight as to you the trails that you might discover if you're taking a vacation in the ozarks and if you're in that region just bonding. The community together with their weekly rides is so important as well. A really love what he's working on. I've got andrew jumping into the ridership forum as well if you have any questions for him. Please join us at. Www dot the ridership dot com jump in the forum and be sure to pay him. It's also the place. Where if you have any feedback for me or suggestions for future guests. I'm all ears. We're building a community of gravel cyclists. All around the world breaking down conversations by subject area but also as regions. So if you're looking to travel this summer you can jump into a region outside of where you live and just connect with gravel cyclist whether it be someone in the ozarks the pacific northwest or these coast. We've got riders from all over the country and all over the world. We've got some great guests coming up in the coming weeks and months on the gravel ride podcasts as always. I appreciate your continued support. If you're interested in supporting the podcast financially. You can visit by mia. Coffee dot com slash. The gravel ride also ratings and reviews are also extremely important in the podcast game. So i appreciate and read those as well until next time. Here's to finding some dirt under wheels up.
Monitor Show 14:00 07-15-2021 14:00
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Daily - New Hampshire Cup Recap Almirola Wins
"The final lap with kerry murphy is is on nascar cup. Series racing from new hampshire motor. Speedway kyle busch sitting on the poll but by lap six. He was done for the day. Heavy rain show up. He slams his eighteen car into the wall. He is finished goes to the garage. Not lease is teammate. Martin tricks junior also received damage. The eleven car is other teammate. Also spun about two and a half hours of delay and then things got going again. Here's your top ten denny. Hamlin alex bowman. Ross chastain kyle larson at number seven. Then you got kevin harvick ryan blaney. Was your stage. One winner at number five joy lugano. Wow he got a two lap penalty for his crew working on his car. During that rain delay ends up four. Somehow making those two laps up. Brad kozlowski one stage two and finish third and christopher bell was the xfinity series winner on saturday and was one spot short of the win on sunday to victory. Lane man eric. Merola shocks the nascar playoff grade by lodging himself into the playoffs with this win after a terrible season so far. Let's be honest. i win this season. Third career win. In three hundred seventy four starts and his last win came at talladega. Ninety eight races ago the race was cut short by nine laps due to darkness and up next for the cup series. They are taking a couple of weeks off for the olympic games. To be on nbc. And then it's on to watkins. Glen road course action. August eighth three. Pm eastern on nbc s and psych us at facebook dot com slash final lap.
Monitor Show 19:00 07-29-2020 19:00
"Four hours a day at Bloomberg dot com on the Bloomberg business APP and Bloomberg. This is Bloomberg radio. Bloomberg daybreak Asia with a lot about the stresses in the US China relationship and trump administration verbal barrage aimed at China World Health Organization says Seventy Corona virus vaccines are in development. There is no playbook for this and there's nothing the tells you whether or not you're going to get a second wave of the future of the US China relationship look like Bloomberg Daybreak Asia why from Hong Kong and do your on Bloomberg Radio Everybody greetings from Hong Kong I'm Bryan Curtis. And I'm Ellen in. Sydney where it is nine am Thursday morning and Bloomberg Daybreak Asia presented by the newly launched interactive brokers Singapore. Now dedicated to save traders wealth managers in Singapore with lowest cost global trading access you can lend more interactive brokers dot, com, dot S G. All right we are grinding towards the end of the weekend update for US equities. What are we watching in Asia abroad yet just grinding higher I guess that's a good way of putting it Paul looking at the futures at least with spy two, hundred futures and Sydney up nine tenths of a percent footsie. China fifties up half a percent. He K. futures suggest maybe one hundred odd points to. The upside at the Open Hang Seng. Index. Futures well. We don't trade for two and a half hours but anyway, about a tenth of one percent, it was a pretty solid day on. Wall Street where you had stocks putting on strong gains shrugging off possible challenges from the big tech hearings. I just ran through a moment ago all those stocks up more than one percent today and the Federal Reserve.
Not Enough Caffeine (MM #3814)
"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. There are sometimes when there's just not enough caffeine to get you through a day. And I'm not one of those people who starts my day with 6 or 8 cups of coffee and drinks three or four cokes. I limit my caffeine consumption as much as I can. But yes there was one of those days. I woke up to the sounds of beeping in my house. And I knew what that beeping was immediately. It was one of my battery backups, likely the battery had finally failed, and so as a fail safe, it beeps to tell you the battery no longer is good. What I didn't realize was actually we were out of power. I didn't notice because I had been sleeping. So all of a sudden I heard the beeping thought the battery backup had gone bad, but my wife who gets up earlier than I do inform me, we had a fire at one of our Transformers just down the block here, which controls the power to our neighborhood. So we were without power for two and a half hours. That meant I didn't get a full accounting of sleep, and that meant I dragged all day yesterday. I just felt awful. I wish there was a way to get around this. I wishes we got older. We didn't need as much get up and go. But that's not the case. I need more sleep now than I did when I was a kid. And they said it was going to be just the opposite.
Mini Meditation: The Web of Indebtedness
"Thanks for listening to the mindful minute. I'm your host mural arnett these ten to fifteen minute meditations have been created for your use as part of a daily home practice for inspiration insight and a better understanding of what it actually means to meditate for sure to tune in to our thursday full length episodes roads. And now let's begin. Hello my dear friends. I hope all of you are doing well and hanging in there. I wanna take a minute before. We jump into today's meditation class to invite each of you to attend my upcoming spring. Equinox virtual meditation retreat. I really really looking forward to this. This is the second virtual retreat. I've done this year. It is coming up on. Saturday march twentieth. And this is a mini retreat. It is two and a half hours long. And i did this really intentionally for a couple of reasons the first of which is i get so many notes from you guys telling me that either you are new to practice or you are coming back to meditation practice after falling away for a while and so i wanted to create some events that feel accessible right two and a half hours i promise you. This is doable. You never are seated in meditation for longer than thirty minutes period. So if you have done one of my thursday classes you're already there right. We're going to do two and a half hours total. It is a great way to introduce yourself to the practice of retreating. It is an amazing way to support an already deep practice. Just giving you a little nudge to fall deeper. And if you've been following along the last couple series you know everything we have been talking about. Is carrying our meditation practices deeper and when we hit these seasonal times of year the solstices and the equinoxes they are in essence of saying. Hey pause take stock pay attention. Are things going the way you want them to go. Are you looking listening. Feeling to what needs attention. So if this is speaking to you. I hope you'll take a minute. Go to the show notes. You can click on the link right there. you'll get to read about what the retreat entails. This is really based in the elements. This year will be focusing on lessons from nature from the universe to really infuse our meditation practice it is by donation. So there's a suggested which supports me and my work and i appreciate. Thank you and i want you to do this. Regardless of your financial situation if money is tight right now. I get it. Donate what you can. Don't think twice about it. Come sit and be in community. I would love it if you register by march tenth. You get a little tiny welcome gift in the mail that will be part of our retreat practice so be to click on the link. Check it out register by march tenth and let's practice virtually face to face. I can't wait to see you. Let's get into today's class. Take a minute to find a comfortable seat. And as you find your seat you'll let your hands rest onto lap. You'll let your eyes drift closed. If that feels comfortable. That feels a little off for you. The seem you can always just take a soft game down towards the air together here is a group. Let's begin with our breath during a nice deep inhale in through the nose accidentally masai out of the mouth. And we'll just do that again. And i steve in hell letting yourself gather up your day and a great excellent all go off and allowing your breath just to flow now inviting yourself to drop into stillness gradually releasing any fidgeting any adjusting and as you feel yourself right here in this moment i invite you to give your wholehearted attention the fullness of every breath over to your practice a new can signal this giving over simply by saying silently to yourself. Now is my time to meditate. Now is my time to meditate. You state that intention for yourself in vita and a sense of letting go as if from the center of the body out in all directions you simply release any gripping so let you land gently and fully exactly in this moment you go with your hips and your thighs so that you can drop a little bit more into the cushion beneath you new mentally trace up the length of your spy feeling the crown of the head reach up and back she breathe the let go the muscles in the face feeling the forehead. The is the jaw letting go. Maybe you feel a sense of space inside the mouth you feel brass move across the sides of the net out across your shoulder a softening across your chats like oh the muscles in the bali because for just this brief amount of time together. We don't have to protect clench tight rather breath by breath. We allow ourselves to let go a little bit more giving ourselves just a little bit more openly to practice So we set with our backs strong in a way our friends saw to recept it and in between the two we feel are breath feeling the flow of air. It's pulled into the body feeling that same flow of air as it's pressed out of the body and insists very flow of breath that we pay attention to following the breath as far inside the body as you can and tracing that breakfast far out into the room as you can Stay and brief here. whatever. You have going on inside right now. Giving it over to your practice allowing your breath to deepen feeling these fuller inhales is ex us noticing. This moment exactly how you feel in your body. When you're ready you might wiggle your fingers or toes just feeling into the edges there. Gradually our palms will come together in front of the like a prayer tonight. Let's rub our pumps together. Mule rub your hands briskly enough that you're generating some heat and friction between your palm when they're nice and warm cup. Your hands right over. Your closed is just taking a moment with that heat from your palm. Transfer through skin through muscle through bone all the way in the center of the brain in lie. The name yourself from the inside out when you feel ready you can let your eyes. Blink open you can let your hands fall away releasing their practice. Thank you guys. Thanks for listening to the mindful minute. If you're enjoying these episodes consider joining me for the recording of this podcast. Every monday night during my live virtual meditation class. If you tune in for the live class you get the bonus content that isn't included in the podcast episodes. There's always time for qna and there's always the chance to connect me personally. I would love to see your faces and better yet. If you leave me a review of this podcast screenshot it. Email it to meryl at merrill are net dot com. You get your first class with me for free. Email your review to mera m. e. r. y. l. at merrill are net and e. r. y. l. a. r. n. e. t. t. dot com. Get your first class for free. You can find out the schedule how to register all of that good stuff going to my website. Meryl are net dot com. Thanks again for listening. I'll see you next week.
#11 Keep Walking
"Hello future listener and welcome to the best house. The future going the make it. If you're listening to this podcast. I have to believe a main and you wonder how did well. But because the comments journey the ups and downs and all the hard lessons learnt so without further. Ado let me present you the star of the podcast drum roll. Please or wait me. My name is dan and this is the story of how i became a millionaire or at least i hope so. Hello everyone how are you fourteenth. Am i still talking to the future listener or your real time one anyway. For today i wanted to share a different story. Because i kind of feel that i'm talking too much on the strategic concept blow and i want to switch to the operational so i have a topic which is performance a wealth. Heck well i lost a lot. The weight and i wanted to share one particular team that helped me combined business and health in parliament. You see every morning usually had mike calls and talks with the with the with the entire team. I mean the project manager the marketing manager. The self themed the marketing team the operations. A lot of talking. I mean it was corona. We're all working from home. So yeah there was a lot of talking internal coast. Mostly separating departs with the with the clients so while the cordova's on we moved everybody working from home so skype in zoom. I'm still old school. I like skype. And i'm going to continue using it until it lasts. Y'all we used slack. We microsoft things but man skype is the real deal also anyway. I'm going going back to the topic so during the the krona. I've realized that. Actually i'm not supposed to sit in during those calls. I mean started working and by walking. I mean just walking around the house walking around the apartment even walking around the office. So i've realized that every morning is start walking and just start calling. The project manager marketing manager the sales manager the everybody in the company that i need to talk to. And you know what. I've started seeing community results because yet that's like one or two hours seem. The day are just sitting in front of the computer and nation knows what they needed to do. It's not like i needed to see some reports the just need some second purifies or just some thoughts that i could share with them. I mean they were on the right track so once i realized that i said you know what from now on all the meetings with mine internal team. It's gonna to be on the walk. And sometimes i even had to share screen to look on the compute. Look on my phone shirt screen or they were church screen. But i mean that was really an exception and don't get me wrong when never had a meeting with a client. It has to be on the in the office with Devito on everything. But i mean it doesn't need to happen for for the employee meetings. And i kinda like that idea in started six months ago. Ns it will. But if i actually grow it with all the learning stuff. So i started adding the web nurse in the podcast. I mean it's a webinar. What happens if you're listening to zoom and you just looking at the guy just talking to your presentation while new slash. I've realized that waiver renar star even long meetings. So i can actually vote for forty five minutes one hour one and a half hour a still able to listen to the meeting still able to listen to the webinar yet. From time to time. I need to open up my phone and see what is. They're showing something in particular but they've realized that i mean deloitte trainings. I did them on the go of what other trainings i did. Yeah i'm mean the self training. Some i did i ideas on the go and there were short like half an hour an hour hour and a half and then i actually moved to the different level. I mean the podcast. There were shorter. Russell brunson arun roles in the predictable revenue. They're really nice to just walk in. Listen to but recently. Like few weeks ago i brought it to completely different level. I said well if i can do the listening while walking. It's much better and to compare. If i sit on the computer i started listening a start losing interest. I minimize it start organizing my desktop. Start opening folders Once i finish that i actually starts looking at. Facebook cannot other social media. I mean you understand me but when you walk. There's nothing you can do. I mean you just walk sightseeing and just listening to to the person speaking and now actually moved into different level. Because i've started doing the burr chic academy for coaching secrets. And every morning. I wake up at five. Am and by five fifteen. I'm actually refreshed washed it and everything and i just go for two and a half hour walk and it helps him because i'm doing helpful week in one morning so five thirty on bag by before it could actually get a shower in being the office by eight but the difference is that there is no way in the office or in front of the computer. I can sit for two and a half hours and just listening to a guy talking on a webinar on presentation. Whatever and by walking. I had two things. One is my cancer free and my thoughts are with. What's really the guys talking about. And the second is. I get exercise. Man i need to lose weight and this really works for me so now. Saturday walked two and half hours. Sunday walked two and a half hours. Monday tuesday wednesday. I walked two and a half hours and actually past two or three weeks from the osbournes academy along the walking so truly helped me. It's really good. Heck i want to bring the ball back to you to think about it. What kind of tiny changes you can do. That are not required in front of computer Argue looking kids stock exchange reaction trying to do talk with your family or with france will instead of in front of the computer just talking get up start moving you feel much better and also it's not just about the health just how i digested them. Process information while walking helped me really lot so get up start working and co-pilot dink you very much for listening. That's offered today by. So did you enjoy the podcast. Feel free to subscribe to be notified whenever i post a new episode. Do you know a friend. That could benefit from this podcast. Well share it with them and with the rest of the world. I would really appreciate it. Have a great day and talk to you soon.
Episode 4 Lets discuss Eating Disorders
"Can hear discussed debate and challenge issues around child and adolescent mental health in the UK you're listening to talk podcast brought to you by the professionals answer which uses from eastland NHS foundation trust a podcast Tayla I'm one of the eating disorder specialist within the comes team and together me and I explored issues around eating disorders and so this gives you a really good opportunity sorta work within the special disorders team incomes and so you start of like with the assessment process now with eating disorders I guess risk is twofold thing because we're also looking at risk from the point of view of are you arrest yourself to other people to listen to some of his own experiences with regard to her journey through her eating disorder and also she gives some really good advice right at the end of the interview so if there are other conditions such as a no hearing voices or those kind of things we will assess all of that thirty to assess the risk the way they move around so and so that's really our brief is to assess whether you have a specific eating disorder or not with our team and according to what we felt your needs were not that's how we would've allocate which which team member walls that should be in that assessment oh he listened all the way to the end and PSI which is the how to chat by eating disorders so what what is your role title my my job all these are specialist nurse in not a specialist assessment you're there as I said for ran about two and a half hours something like that and what we do there is you will meet you will meet with at least two members of the team initially and that could be a national psychiatrist or it could be any combination radio of the hour I remember going infamous s men and I wasn't sure because he comes as broad mental health I wasn't sure approved mental health assessment or is something that I guess he's as he's able to be done outside of the specialist teams because that's quite as a detailed and so we do think about other areas as if you know if if there are areas of anxiety or depression low mood or the family initially well your family we then decided with you whether you have the whole appointment with your family or whether the family team so you're not saying we have nurses psychologists therapists assistant psychologists Dietitians and so What you would do is you would come and meet each to solve specific so taught me through the assessment is not as good question because a lot of people have that struggle as to as to what is going to happen when especially when they got that letter from us it says but also we have to think about physical risks so for instance if you're white is very very low and there is a medical risk there we have two quite thoroughly assess that yeah going to be here for two and a half hours a lot of people really worry about that well the assessment wants to the first part of your question as to whether it's a specialist assessment or generic when you come to a new term what's new it used to be at NAS but now Oxford or was it nothing changed it just just as he sleaze party yeah and I think when I went to my assessment and I was surprised they like S. whether you have a specific eating disorder and we're talking about specific eating disorder we're either talking about Anorexia Nervosa and Bellina Vosa or the attention to anybody about it and then for us as a team to expect you to walk in spend two and a half hours with people that you've never met before and professionals within says or you do certain behaviors just say because they're not going to judge and it's just GonNa make your treatment bets like even if you're not completely open I'll know like and then she was like is what's going on and have a good relationship with your sister you have a good like and there was a lot of broad things Komo with your closest relatives I think it's I think it's really we need to understand appreciate just how hard that is about actually I do that and actually I do that a more one thing is like I recommend just be honest from the officer if you do see Kerr exercise it from young people is that that they're quite surprised by just how much we know honest and just how much we get understand it and I think that's the reason why so one person I just thought it ended up being isolated she just asked me about my general life she was just like what you enjoy he's tall narrow you or whether you need time on your with your family and so we can kind of do it it's different for different families as I come through essence what we're looking to do is to minic a mental health service and I expect you to just comfortably come out with all of that and share it with you've never met before maybe you haven't even shut that stuff thoughts and fantasies about about us not understanding Ross not being aware of it and so I think we we need to let you know that we kind of we kind of know what and I think not only that but we also need to let you know that we know how hard because otherwise you might be walking in with all of those kind of as well as the whole eating questions which monitored on daunting because you can just secretive so I think opening tend to find this if we can let people know that we already know that without telling us it's it's quite reassuring because I guess the feedback that we have to understand as a team because you've just said eating disorders are so secretive and sometimes You know the the the secrets are so big that you have spoken mental illness specifically with May I came in thinking note this wage no one knows what's going on no one has ever seen this this is completely normal Illinois unlike some weird thing that no one's ever heard of What about the actual food name because I was scared when I came in in time and we get understand it and I think that's really yeah because I think as well with Asian disorders and we're with how difficult is for you to shout information and you know that it's secretive and you know it's going to be a barrier between you just saying things yeah exactly and I think what we what we career ginning how would you go about getting some some really is rejecting treatment it is really hard but I guess the one thing that we that's it because I guess the the two things there are two things with that and it's quite an McCoy conflicting interests I think the one the one issue is eighteen sorta needs to come into a specific specialist eight daughters team because you know those of us that are teams have been working bleating source for very very very yourself safe and to be well you have to start eating again I think that that s where I guess the difference comes between what you need fears and their worries and those those real fixed rigid rules that people can get a actually starting to he's going to be terrifying and there's no doubt about eating do with me they're gonNA be wrong with this guy they're gonna put me in
Ep. 492 - Trent365! - The Essence of Tribe
"Get eight today in episode four hundred ninety two of trend three sixty five the essence of tribe now. Apologies today. No fancy titles. No fence. He musique no fancy transitions on Royd side on the way to the little village of touch Anna whereabout, twelve hours now into what should be a twelve hour journey and still another two and a half hours to go. We've pulled up roadside to pick up some during on the way because my wife disparately wants the jury in. So there's no fancy bits today. I'm just posting these on the way on the fly. It'll go on the podcast as soon as I get a connection somewhere decent. And it'll get them the linked in everyone else on Instagram and Facebook, and whatever else just has to wait until tomorrow, I'm afraid because probably weren't get a connection. So anyway, the essence of tribe. It's been a pretty tough way one way or another and the one thing that really has risen I to me this week with all it's going on. And it's funny. I feel like I've kind of lost a few friends. I think I've actually lost friends because funny enough got more connections on my linked in this this last couple of weeks these last week, particularly than I have for a long time. But maybe what it is. I made a few enemies based on the things I've said, and the interesting thing about that is to me what Seth Godin says about tribe people like us do things like this. And if that's not your thing, then that's okay. You don't need to join. And that's the funny way kind wear I feel about what's gone on this week people like me say things like that. When they feel. They don't have a choice when they feel it has to be said. And if that's not your thing. I get it. And I'm sorry, if it offends you. But it had to be said so. People like us do things like this. And if that ain't your thing, then that's all right already today. Thanks for tuning and we'll be back again tomorrow from the farm in top Jonah eventually. So you.
Minisode # 2 - Daniel Pico
"Let's talk at one own to episode one or two is where daniel pico. And he discusses the film farewell darkness. Daniel and i met a couple of years ago. It was during a time where i was working company. We were looking for someone to bring on board and he posted an advertisement. Got a ton of responses daniel being one of them i picked several resonates including his brought him in for an interview. I interviewed him. He interviewed as well with a couple of other people in the company and we decided to hire him because he was awesome and so we brought him on board and i worked with him for a year and a half or so and daniel one thing that struck me about him. Is that number one. He very passionate about film in about making movies number two. He's one of those really scrappy filmmakers. Who will find a way where you don't think there is a way and that's perfect when you making films that cost between zero dollars up to one hundred a seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars and so i knew that daniel had made his own film farewell darkness and he had made several other short soames as well so he was part of that first. Wave of people that i reached out to to be on the phone book guest. Now one thing. I will say which daniel has spoken about. You know very publicly is that he actually was part of the first or second wave people who got the coronavirus and so he spent a good two and a half even three months going through this going to hospitals even trying to get tested was an uphill battle finally got tested tested positive clogged quarantining at home by himself. And you know going through a lot physically He lost a lot of weight as a result so it was very tough for him and he chronicled at very publicly on his facebook page every day he would ever one on how he's doing and so when i reached out to him to do the podcast he was going through that and so he said you know. Let's wait until i feel a little bit better and sure enough. You know at at the tail end of it. I think you know he. He really maybe had a few more days left until he's one hundred percent that's when he decided to do the podcast with me and i'm so thankful for his generosity for his energy because we spent two and a half hours on the phone talking about making his film. The podcast is only thirty minutes long but we spent two and a half hours talking about this. Because he's very passionate about this because he's figuring detail and he's very entertaining. I mean when daniel is telling you about you know going to steal shots at union station chicago or having to drive from chicago to arizona and then dealing with upham commission that was currently shady dealing with a very shady distributor and they had to pull up on that distributor while he was urinating in a a at market united mean the things that he had to do in order to get some answers as to what is happening with his film. Why is he not seeing any money from the home. So it's a very entertaining. Episode is a very detailed episode. And annette you'll get a glimpse into what daniel had to go. Through what people he had to bring together with elements he has to bring together in order to make his film. The film austin About five to thirty thousand dollars to make an out now. It's on revealed dot com. It's called farewell farewell darkness so certainly checkup a fell. But in the meantime go ahead and hit the play button on episode one or two of the fell bug podcast and listened to daniel pico. Tell you how he went about making his movie. Role darkness happy holidays.
The 95% Solution - Part 2
"Welcome to manager tools this week. The ninety five percent solution to the questions this cast answers are. How can i get more done. Every how can. I make time for project. How can you boost productivity. This is secret about business school. They don't teach you how to be an executive. They teach you hot skills like how to read the peon. Al and you get to build an incredible network with people like you who will be useful to you in the future. But you don't learn how to be an executive there isn't school for executives most of them land as they go by making mistakes. But we have a short for you. It's called executive tools and it our new cost that's available only four personal licenses. It's everything we know about how to be an executive in our traditional. This is how to do it style. So don't wait until you're an executive and learned the hard way learn now and be a great executive from the moment your permitted goto manager tools dot com look for products in the menu and select person licensed to find out more executives understand. Y'all the they're just not gonna get all their work done and we talked about this last name right talking about. You can't do all of the work Executives understand this and manager really in the same position. You've got to think about it right. Do you get all of your work done everyday. I mean do you. Sarah do you do you leave your desk at the end of the day everyday with all of your work done. Never in none of my jobs ever right. The only time you ever feel like you've gotten everything done is when you're about to on vacation right. Yeah i made the list of stuff that has to get done and said that doesn't have to get done and i've hit that line. There's always more work tweeden. I would argue. I don't know anyone who leaves there at the end of the day everyday with all of their work done time to get comfortable with that. Y'all time to get comfy with reality when it's true that not all the work is going to get done. Then the logic becomes irrefutable. What are you gonna do. And what are you not going to do. And y'all again probably the time. You're most likely to employ this logic and be comfortable with your employment of this. Logic is right before you're on vacation. You make choices like this every day. you grant yourself over of comfort with the vacation choice And i think that's gonna keep in mind just because it's a really great way to remind yourself that under daily basis what we do instead. Is we make choices every single day and then a logically assume that somehow someday in the future we're going to get it all done And that math doesn't work. That doesn't know doesn't it doesn't make any sense So what that means then is we need to ask ourselves a question if it is true biden debt by definition that not. All of the work can get done. We need to focus on only a portion of that work. Then what work is most important. We need to decide when we know. We can't get it all done where we'll focus our efforts. That's the purview. Of executives and smart managers is figuring out what those things are those priorities to focus on and then by compression or delegation or delegation to the floor minimizing the impacts. The other work has on our priorities. So let's leave those most important priorities aside from this discussion for now. Everything else that you do can fall into the less important things. One of those three categories then compression am allegations. Be clear guys. We're not talking about your most important work. You have to do that stuff. I know sarah you said that but you have to do your most important for your highest prayer. Yes and then it falls into everything else goes into the three categories exactly and everything else gets into the three categories. Those priorities though we're going we'll talk about those in a bit but let's talk first about how minimize the impact of the other things. So the service compression now in terms of compression of our current work or decreasing the amount of time it takes us to complete. It's actually not that hard. A really simple example. Is your meetings. Take a look at what you're doing and schedule them for less time. If you have a staff meeting for example if currently or staff meeting is on the calendar every single week for ninety minutes cut it to sixty minutes. Just remove a couple of things off the agenda. I mean handle a couple of other items a different way through reporting before or after the meeting. And if you think to yourself own away i can't do sixty do seventy five and then a few months later try and bring it down to sixty. I would even say in our posts cova. Zoom lives that if you were to stop schedule your meetings for sixty minutes and start kissed scheduling them for fifty. Every person on your team would applaud you because they'd have ten minutes in between meetings and maybe that doesn't work for the compression. Work thing too much that you could put them back to back. But i would almost argue just having like ten minutes in between like yeah. Get up and get your food. Food has a the thing run so this compression is going to work for ninety five percent of your meetings. Yeah not once not one on ones. And we've tried it. We've tried the compression of one on ones before and it doesn't work but your other meetings stop without one. Our default tickets point. Make them forty five if your team schedules. Because you're not in controllable. The meetings put on your calendar. We get that if your team schedules sixty minute meeting the your in make sure you tell them. Communicate to them that they need to frontload that agenda so that you can step out after forty five minutes but may teach them what is really important. Which is the most important thing. Is that the agenda. I gaul but that's not what people do and maybe this'll teach them that right. Chances are they're all going to try and get out of there after forty five minutes to. Yeah because they're like well she's not here anymore. We might as well call it. And now you're getting done forty five minutes and to be clear. Now we've just gifted you fifteen minutes back in your schedule. You're welcome. don't waste them. Don't pfaff around with your fifteen minutes schedule. The next thirty minutes to work on your priorities. Don't be wasteful of the gift. We're trying to help you. Also learn how to push meetings your interim faster. Ut will catch on. Don't ask as we mentioned a recent cast anything else As the line for money borrowed when you get the answer you want. Hang up the phone. Push those meetings to have a increase of urgency. Lead your team in the meeting by quickly closing items and helping your facilitator remember. You've already delegated running your meetings so pusher facilitator and help to them to move on to the next item severi executive level behavior. Even the president is always asking his bodyman. What's next speaking of places to compress in our schedule. Another really easy place to compress is e mail. Stop doing email scattered throughout the day. don't walk around checking email and reading things and then marking them on read because you just wasted time reading it but have no time to action it right now. So you know you're going to need to go back and reread that email later so that you can action it. It's a bad habit. A bad habit that many of us get into and let me be clear if you don't have time to do something once you certainly don't have time to do everything twice. Yeah same thing goes with things like not to to expand this beyond just email. Communication is instant messenger or slack. Yes you could consider instant messaging more urgent than email. But you're a leader in the organization. Urgency is not your only concern. Tell your team just because sending me an instant message is easy for you. That doesn't make it an urgent matter for me. All get to slack. But if you want to get me and you think there's urgency to that you're going to call me I was at a client. Wants and we were talking about urgency and email and i said you know the way you know that email is an urgent is because of the building was on fire. You wouldn't send an email and somebody in the back of the room said no but we do have an emergency slack channel so would slack it so the billions of you gotta slack. Y'all i'm afraid for that group. I am afraid that they're all going to die. A fiery death granted parish biafran alarms. Please i mean they definitely have them. I just like a slack but the buildings on fire doesn't really seem like it's going to be super effective and to communicate your drinks that if there's urgency and you want them to get you yeah you want. They want to get a hold of you. That phone is the best way to do that and to go back to processing male. Turn off your milk client except when you're processing male or just don't go into it. Yeah i have The bubble that tells me how many email the bubble i turn it off. I don't have. I turn it off again. I don't have a email bubble ying's nobles also because the purpose of the bubbles told me there's email there's always there's literally always email so i don't need a bubble because to me. The bubble gives me urgency. So turn your milk line off except when you're processing meal take twenty minutes rather than thirty two three times a day. There's another thirty minutes. You're gonna get back. Are you taking too long to respond to emails. Great come more high. D be more crisp. You always do what you've always done. You'll always be worry. Always have been if you want more if you want to do better. That means change. Stop worrying about comfort. Focus on productivity in your priorities. And if you haven't heard the imo kospi recommend you check email first thing in the morning or lunchtime and the end of the day another thing to be more skeptical about critical about is all of those requests and demands from staff folks above that. Is we get these requests from all areas of the organization that we feel as though we're being told that we need to action. We talked with a recent cast delegate those things delegation of higher level tasks that are coming to you helps your folks learn more about what your job entails and it's unlikely you're going to get in trouble for not doing them yourself personally or for being a little bit blade on it. Used the ability to be late to have your folks learn how to do some of these tasks on your behalf and have this delegation serve as their opportunity to build relationships with some of those other staff folks. I mean try it every once in a while. Just tell your boss. You're not even going to respond to one of these requests. That seems kind of trivial betcha. She's going to say yeah no worries. It's absolutely fine at the end of the day. Guys know that one gets promoted because staff people think they're super responsive to all the requests. Yeah let's unlikely to get you there Okay so deskwork that you schedule schedule forty five minutes at your desk on our push to get through the work reward yourself by spending the next half hour or more that you save that day with this guidance by scheduling time to work on your new priority and some of you are thinking well. I don't have that calendar. Kate i'm not scheduling stuff like that. Okay okay. how are you going to compress something that you're not measuring Also what's on your calendar then scheduling time during your day rather than saying as much as i can get done during this window will give you a mini deadline and cause you to focus on that thing also reminds you to get it done. I don't know about y'all but i have multiple moments today where i get caught up in something i think to myself. What am i supposed to be doing right now. And i immediately look at my calendar. Yeah constantly yeah. You might have to do with two calendars. Maybe you have a calendar meetings that people can see and then you have a calendar of desk work that you're gonna get done and that stuff so that people know that that time could be used for a meeting or it's available if something shuffled around and you gotta schedule this stuff. Not only because it represents your priorities but also because you can't give yourself time if you don't know how much time you're giving yourself to begin with exactly. I mean i know myself. Mark calendars are open all the time. Yeah the calendars thing. That's always open because it governs our life. Yeah and what that means is if you're thinking yourself man though you don't know my office. So many distractions. Kate when people pop their head in and ask for a minute. They're not asking for a minute. They're asking for ten minutes but when they do that when they do that pop their head and hey do you got a minute. Say yes but not right now and then say look at my calendar fine ten minutes and put it in there and then when time comes for that ten minute interaction pulled them to their ten minutes hopefully to by then. Because there's a delay they'll have gotten their thoughts in order where it's not just like a volleyball discussion about this. What about this. What about that. Like if they know they're only the at ten minutes of your time. Hopefully they've prepared. Because i find that most people come into your office. Hey do you have a minute. They don't say the question. I have is x. Or the purpose of this right stop by is why or i think we should act. They have they just wanna know baton idea back and forth and that's not how brain we have no idea the level of urgency or how long this conversation might take. It's just us availing ourselves to somebody who is exerting pressure on our schedule so when we're able to again push it off. Put something on. My calendar had that ten minutes amount of time assigned to tasks it will reduce the sense of urgency and they will as ted com more prepared for the meeting itself. Now this doesn't cover though obviously those individuals who pop their heads and its can have a minute while they're sliding into chair in your office basically scamming you into stealing that ten minutes. Now you can forgive those people with a smile. Obviously but it's your time spend it wisely. We're not trying to not interact. Were just trying to push it to a time when we're not focused on something else when it's not a distraction and i'm not suggesting the distractions bad thing if somebody comes in with to talk about i don't want to be thinking about something else and i already am because i'm at my desk doing something else and so it's a disservice and has happened to me because i work at my house. People come into my office. They asked me a question. Specifically one person comes into my office. And i don't know the answer and can't can't even think about that thing m. so far away from what is being discussed in context. This will give you the ability to focus on what they're actually asking what they're actually saying. It's a benefit to them in terms of your ability to focus on what it is that they're talking about so we're not trying to make them feel like we're not giving them the time they ask for. We're going to give that time. We want to make sure everybody's on the same page when we have that discussion absolutely now. We're getting back into the office. It's time to think about in person training for at teams. The manager tools team is ready and willing to travel all over the world to bring you effective management effective communicator and effective hiring conferences. Hiring is going to be a big story for the next six to eight months. The a lot of people around but there's a Dimond as well and finding the right people is really important. There's nothing worse than the wrong us on your team. So don't let that happen to you. Reach out to us. Customer service at manager that she will come a may will be happy to say about which member of the management team can come and make your team more effective now. The things that we've just gone through folks are just a few simple examples. We assure you there's more opportunities for this type of compression in your calendar so again we suggest you find all of those opportunities for compression delegation and work stoppage to bail yourself to allow yourself the opportunity to focus on again your priorities which should be at the forefront of your thoughts so if you work fifty hours a week all of the things that you've just guys were were thinking we can get you back five percent and that's two and half hours a week. I think is in my mind. A dream that this two hours will be all at the same time like on a quiet afternoon or i used to when i worked at or but i would come in at like seven some days and it would be silent for two two and a half hours of silence where you could just do your work. That's amazing now. Two and a half hours is kind of the goal here. You'll probably find more than two and a half hours each week. You follow all of this guidance. And let's assume it's just the two and half hours that's five percent more time if we are weak like magic and when you think about it like a seven. Am like silent. Two and a half hours does sound like magic. If you only work forty hours over six percent so five or six percent of your work be stolen back from the time leaves assuming you can keep your average for activity at the same level. These are five and six percent improvement every single week. Wow i mean 'cause y'all despite people listening her like me words like i used to love five. Are you still a four day. Workweeks which this is and also last week was day workweek for myself at a family thing. And now i despise four day workweeks. I honestly don't know how you're supposed to fit five days worth of work four hours or four days a week orders yet and man. I thought to myself all we have make just gonna get up earlier tomorrow. Just keep getting up earlier. Every single day and in my household early doesn't cut into family time so it's different for myself. Some people early getting up early going into work early does cut into family time and just might. The rhythm of my household is different. Remember as we're talking through this that if you get five or six percent in the core of your day rather than by staying percent leader or coming in via percent earlier you can maintain that family time and still get more time and also. It's been our experience that when you ask professionals if you had five or six percent more time what would that be like. They all say. Hey i wouldn't spend the normal stuff right. That's your secret time right like my special time and you spend it on special projects bigger efforts. The things like new initiatives south that you need that would make a big difference that right now you may be kind of hearing like oh we don't really have time for that I once this is really just like toddler myself. I once did not do a status report for six months and most is the first time i missed it. I forgot nobody noticed. So then i forgot again the second time on purpose and nobody noticed so then i kept for kept not doing. It was purposeful done and used it to work on this idea. I had that actually ended up saving his time on our contract right. I mean instead of writing nine specifications really under eight three so save ourselves sixty percent of the work involved And it was. Because i had this right free time like this on assigned free-floating minutes exactly now i guess to elaborate on what you said those free floating minutes we don't want him to just free flow forever now. That is that new priority. You're not going to do this thing. Go play golf. Yeah exactly we want you to put that new priority. Those two and a half hours. You've just found back. Let's it's two and a half hours and stick them in your calendar and we've implied this a whole bunch already but just to be clear if you have got something that is important it gets time on your calendar period. Everything that's not on your calendar is by definition not your priority and therefore not important the best example that we can think of this Most of us have for this is email. Everybody complains about it except those of us who relegated to its own little scheduled time and then attack and kill it in thirty minutes three times a day but everyone else complains about how they're pushed and pulled in all of these random directions by email which is something. That's not on most people's calendars but those complaints are completely false. I mean they have no basis for them is e. Mail isn't doing anything to you. You're doing it to yourself. And we can't count the number of managers. I mean thousands of managers who've told us that you know. I just i simply don't think that i could schedule an email check of thirty minutes three times a day emails our culture here in our organization they say to us and then when they put in place this email check three times a day they discover that they actually can do it three times a day in scheduled blocks and nothing bad will happen and the universe won't implode upon themselves and the culture of the organization won't come crumbling to the ground even say like for those people who are adopting him on their calendar so he says oh well you can check 'em only three times like that's not a I i do. And i've got it on my calendar so i actually have time scheduled do it whereas everybody else here is just doing it whenever yes this says. Oh well did you get emails like no dude. If you look at my calendar check email three times a day. That's the times. I'm gonna see your email and somebody says well you'll check three times day. That's what we're supposed to do. Just check all the time. And i would say to that person. I have no data to support that. You actually are checking it all the time ever because i don't see calendar calendar right. Is it important then. It should be on your calendar. yeah and the recent. it's taking over. All the time. Allotted is because you've allotted the whole day the whole day by not putting it on the calendar exactly. Yeah so smaller. Box smaller blocks. Yeah i mean now that we have this. Let's stay on the theme. This two and a half hours yeah. Let's assume that you've found back in your calendar we'd suggests that you not hoard that time necessarily and put a big two and a half hour block then on your calendar. Yeah now the reason being in our experience. Your attention span. It just won't hold for a full two and a half hours and because your attention starts to wane you feel the want or need to be drawn off onto other things you start getting tempted to just start doing some work or poking around your email or i'm just gonna read my slacks maybe end up with a couple of slacks things like that right and you won't have specific goals for the tasks that you had scheduled yourself to have been completed right. You'll have basically in essence you'll have earned this two and a half hours back and then you'll have used it wastefully. Yes so we'd suggest instead that if you know your tendency is to do that is to not be able to focus for extended periods of time on something before getting distracted. We'd encourage you to become a disciple of getting things done getting things done. Gt one of its core. Tenants is next action breaking up big things into small things that you can accomplish. And we've talked about this ourselves as well when we're talk about when we teach deliverables without and in them so that that seven thirty. Am dream of the two and half hours is not likely to be as successful. It sounds glorious but it's not like as likely to be successful as you know half an hour hour blocks and this is something that it took me years to learn was the value of scheduling yourself for only thirty minutes or forty five and knowing what it is you want to get done in that time And think through. These are the things that have to be get done. Can i book you know three to five thirty minute blocks in which to do that and finish the time knowing what your next delineated tasks for when you have more time on your calendar for the priority are so you know spend make sure that at the end of that thirty or forty five minute block. You spend three minutes putting in your next calendar block the next two things that have to get done. And that's what i always do. I make a first list. And i just moved things forward in the thirty minute blocks so that that makes it easier for me absolutely absolutely and in addition oregon's the next concept we're gonna talk about is the fact that mornings are better again. We're focusing here on our discussion around the priority items that we need to focus on to accomplish and every manager since the beginning of time it would seem has fallen prey to the productivity killer of getting swept up in their day not scheduling time for larger effort and then convincing ourselves. Somehow that i'll do it later in the afternoon when things calmed down when things slow down for the day right when people are kind of wrapping things up. It's a trap. It's a total trap at four or five. Pm when you've relegated this priority task to your ego strength the ability for you to make crisp effective decisions has all but died. And i mean. I just literally at this. The other day. I had a slide deck that i needed to complete in time for a meeting on friday. I had time. I did step one scheduled time for that priority in my calendar but is scheduled it at three pm on monday. Exactly do you think. I did it at three. Pm on novi. No i did not. And we've watched videos of managers do the same thing i did on monday. Ineffectively fafsa around their desks from four thirty six a circus of inefficiency getting nothing effective done and for many people in many cases this time. Something that's being stolen from their family. Which again everyone says their number one priority. They talked to us all the time about. How do i achieve work home life balance. How do i achieve that. And they don't make their family. The number one priority. These schedule these brain activities for the end of the day and it doesn't work and came into the earlier. I mean some of us. Don't even have families at home. You don't have a family things like that that you need to go home to your still brain dead at the end of the day and we know you are that we are too. I mean also my motivation to start. Something at three pm is ciro. I would honestly y'all i think we've talked about this in cast one hartron. It in a courage was cast. Move your personal admin stuff like the small stuff the repetitive stuff that you do all day. Don't get that done. I dig monday morning. Good done. I like in the afternoon on monday. You know how to do it. You don't need help with that like it's not hard it's routine. Yeah yeah exactly dear bigger priorities on your calendar in the morning. You're smarter gives you more wiggle room and you won't spend the whole day worrying about what you have to later. Ain't eat the frog exactly if this all sounds great to you but you're really busy right now. You could start five weeks from now. You don't have to do it right now. Maybe right now isn't good. You're in the middle of something. Got something big going on. Look at your calendar. Five weeks from now it's empty. I mean completely. Yeah as empty. Y'all maybe your direct push back on this. You try your drugs. Push pushback on this fine. Tell them you're going to do it in three to five weeks. They have time to prepare now. Right give them a chance to get their houses in order. Give them a chance to try the compression stuff share this guidance with them and then start doing this exactly. Yeah and i would even argue short nail. Your meetings by five minutes could start now just that small yes. Something's fall because your priorities are what matter figure out what they are. Compressed your work with compression delegation delegation to the floor. There's wasting everyone's day. Let's bring it out exactly. Thanks kate sarah. That's all this week. You'll thanks so much and we'll see you back here next week to the new top by everyone by guys.
Your Hourly Rate Only Matters If You're Busy #937
"Your Alley. Right only matters if you're busy. WHO. Just started narrating audiobooks I've done a bit of voice over work in the past for people, and some said to me you should go into audio books so sure enough. A couple of months ago I set up a profile on this website called find away voices, which is a marketplace for audiobook creation as part of that process. You need to set your hourly rate per finished hour. And so I set my right at one hundred bucks. Which I think is the lowest that they have on the sought because I'm just starting out, have any real profile to talk about. but of course that's per finished hour of audio and they say that generally takes about two hours to complete one hour finished audio. Because you've got to get things like you levels right profile. Get your head time. Tell time all of these technical terms. I've just worked out, so you gotta let stuff right. It takes a bit of time. And over the course of this weekend I spent about ten hours or so compiling what turned out to be two and a half hours, if finished audio, and then I thought about what my hourly right was effectively for that time, and realized I was probably getting paid more money when I was a casual bellman in the hotel business through the years ago. But of course, the alley right only matters if you're doing something else. If you were busy doing something else if I was gonNA spend the weekends sitting on the couch, then obviously, this is a win. If I was busy spending time with family or busy doing other jobs then now it didn't make any sense and I think it's important to speak the for. For people to have particularly the consultants out there because you tend to look at things through an hourly daily right kind of Lens when you're in the consulting business, and it's something I. Never Really Thought About until I guess maybe ten years ago or so when we started formerly doing consulting through the company, because it's all about your daily right, you'll alley right. But at a time like now especially I would be saying to people who consultant, so anyone that sort of charges hourly, right or daily Right forget about what your rights are. Take the money, but stay because if you don't have any money at all, then twenty bucks an hour ten bucks an hour. It doesn't matter it. Still. Money's not about the alley, right? It's about how much money you put in your pocket. So. If you've got other things to do if you're busy doing other stuff great if you're not. Think about things through a daily right, Allie right kind of lanes think about the total money that you take into your pocket at the time and the total money that someone else is going to Spain for. I don't care about what your alley righties. They care about how much it's. GonNa cost them for the finished product and don't worry about having your price. Be Lowered because you set your price too low. It's going to be too hard. The market will now consider you press 'cause if you're good enough, and if you busy enough, then guess what supply and demand. The price goes up, so don't worry too much done obsess about your daily and hourly right just think about the total think about what it comes to at the end already that for today I. Do thank you for your time and I will be back again tomorrow. Day.
Several Plants Are Dropping Leaves in the Summer.
"Fred. Getting back to John's question for a minute on the service Berry Service Berry that's not the only plant starting to drop leaves right now, right? No by all means not mark Well my honey locust in several other things that I have observed. Now, the honey locust when it gets ready to fully later in the season, it's like snow coming down right now it's what I'm going to call a scattering of little leaflets. I can't be absolutely sure to having watched many trees over time. I'm quite comfortable. These leaflets are the ones lowest on the little of leaves or closest into the trunk, and in more shade they've simply done their job for the season. They then discolor the veins separate from the stem. From the leaf-based stem and down they come Some some trees can drop quarterly I just want people to realize that's almost natural. Now, right now in my yard, it's Driza Bone we had I think an excess general of of eight additional inches this year. However, my yard has been dry for nearly three weeks I, mean bone-dry. So as I said, I started the sprinkler Friday morning and it it'll be running again today on the last probably twenty percents Small expense however. The value I have in plants not so much in dollars in time spent shade given et Cetera I can't afford not to water them. Now when I said up the Sprinkler I let it run to two and a half hours in a given spot. if it's one of those obsolete type, so I don't get a deluge of water washing soil away from things is just I'm gonNA. Call it a gentle rain over a period of time sufficient that I'm hoping it gets down in eight ten inches into the soil surface routes. Waters no question about it. However, they are going to drought again fairly quickly. So I like to put on enough water to get it down deep enough that the lower routes which will stay well moist for a considerable period of time are better off and then pay comment. I've heard different figures of how many gallons of water it takes four a tree, the size of my out front per day to keep that rascal going with all of its respiration and growth, etc, etc. So I I consider it inexpensive per value when I don't have to worry about them getting. So dry summer as to be going into winter injured or let's say underprivileged I just simply want them to be in good shape going into winter which certainly not winter yet but I don't want him drying out now and then struggling through into fall and then coming into a harsh winter underprivileged.
Welcome to Fierce and Flawless: The Female Project Podcast
"Hi alpha's. It's Dr Anthony Allah from pherson flawless female project. And I am so honored to be starting this podcast. Bring you stories of exceptional women each episode will feature an unbelievable woman who made an impact and built an empire, but she's out of nothing representations grit and determination prepare to meet CEO's authors athletes, bottles, philanthropists entrepreneurs as some of my biggest personal role models as we discussed their origins, their hardships and practical advice, and what you need to do to become the EPA Thome of success. Here's a taster of what's to come. That helpful to focus on these things that are out of our control because that just makes us unhappy in the end, no matter how much you died or train like that's just going to be the of your body and living your life in fate with your body's just not a happy life to Lynn. You know? I think we all have this feeling if I found the right job. Maybe if I just work thirty two and a half hours a week, forty hours would be perfect, but not s- dots. Not true. No one thing is going to fix it. So I'm very big on the kind of the ten point plan and to your point. It's all of those things is taking care of yourself, and is journaling as meta change going out with your girlfriend and keep your eyes on the prize. Like just keep trying to envision remember where am I now where is it that I want to get to? And this is what happens we fall into the not good enough syndrome where we start comparing ourselves. I'm the pretty enough. I'm the rich enough on the talented enough. I'm not. This enough about that enough. If you want to be a winner, if you want to be a top producer and a successful person. Limit your use of social media the minute veer away from that criticism. Savoy ses of criticism are astronomical fear endowed is not surprising that women deal with here in doubt, so much more than men do because we live in a culture where we're always on the defensive pay. I hope you enjoyed that short taster of some of the amazing impactful women we have coming on the show to find out more go to enter the fierce and flawless giveaway. Contest. You can connect with me on Instagram at Dr dot Antonella or you can go to WWW dot the female project dot net and give yourself the opportunity to win an amazing empowerment book. Bundle. There's going to be three books authors. Hurt speak on the show. The conduct link will also be up in my I g vial. Talk to you. Now.
358: The E.T. Portal House | Part 2 (Members Trailer)
"Everyone this is the trailer for this week's member episode. We have teagan coming back on the show. To kinda give us a sequel of events. That happened after the original interview where she gained more insight as to what was going on in her life plus a lot of new experiences. We start connecting dots. It was really fun. Show that we did with teagan on the part two. So if you want to hear this show in all member shows all over time shows and ad free listening for the tuesday shows go to the confessionals. Podcast dot com. Hit the joint button. Become a member today and get your access to the app that we are now offering go. Now sign up while you're listening to this members trailer. But i saw vivid image of a bright line green and blue circle open and the joe snap back closed and i was like. That's really weird. I just seen like a hold open and kohl's and everything around the space i would see was black. It was just that bright blind. Green fluorescent blue circle popped open for about five seconds and then snap shut up so then i probably two nights later my friend and i were like let's go on and so i go to his house. We take off. The drive we were taking is a fairly long drive. It's in the middle of the mountains. There is no houses etc around and we are driving along and we hit a wall or fault. It was clear on the side that we were coming up to it and then as we drove through it it was clear on the other side. It was literally like a five inch wall thoughts that we drove third and it was so noticeable software car. Did you just see how we pass through that and we turn the car to where like the law of fog was going down. The middle of it was very weird. How it was just a wall and so we were like okay. Whatever that's weird and we continue to drive on about five later we come up to the sign that says we're ten miles threaten the codes. Now this dr. We did it afterwards. It takes you two and a half hours to get to the coast through the mountains from where we're at that night. I checked the time. It only took one hour maybe to get from where we live over to the coast. So there's missing time there or like time sped up. It was the weirdest thing we have no idea how we could get over there in an hour and a half less time than it would normally take because this is mountain wine mead dirt roads like you can't just fly get there faster. Did you ever go through a fog like that again. No wonder if you ever. They shifted into a another reality. That you haven't come out yet. i have i have.