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The Carmudgeon Show
Fixing Broken Cars in the Alps —The Carmudgeon Show with Cammisa and Derek from ISSIMI Ep. 69

The Carmudgeon Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 64:08


On this episode of The Carmudgeon Show, Jason and Derek (and their traveling circus) venture to Europe to make memories of a lifetime taking two old German  cars on an incredible 2,000 mile journey through Germany, Italy, and Switzerland via the wonderfully twisty roads of the Alps…or so they thought. Derek's journey begins with the purchase of a W201 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 in Italy, a car whose brakes, in fact, break very quickly after taking delivery. Continuing along,  the trip becomes decorated in a chain of breakdowns of slightly assorted mechanical origin and severity, as well as a visit with the Carabinieri where Derek finds out that he may have purchased a “gypsy car”.   Jason borrows a similarly charming E30 BMW 320i from Sreten of the M539 Restorations YouTube channel, a car while very well sorted by its owner has some minor quibbles of its own along the way. Despite the small issues however, the 40 year old BMW fulfills a promise of completing its journey and doing a skid or two along the way. And what's more, the spectacular scenery makes the gremlins slightly less hateful. Between the most rewarding of driving roads and the great friends made along the way, it's a case for all enthusiasts to go find mechanical delight in faraway places.  After all, it's all about finding bliss in the breakdown. All this and more, brought to you by the Hagerty Podcast Network.

The Par Train - Live. Golf. Improve.
#205: Make Par Not War with John Ashworth

The Par Train - Live. Golf. Improve.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 44:52


John Ashworth (@johnashworth) the founder of Ashworth golf apparel and now Linksoul hops aboard the Train to help you rediscover the love of the game, remember your "why" for playing golf, and to make par, not war with yourself. The Par Train Podcast is brought to you by Rhoback Activewear aka the greatest new SHORTS and now JOGGERS in the game. Seriously... we can't take them off. Tap this link https://bit.ly/3myURyP for 15% off (code auto applies in your cart). Do you use the same glove at the range as you do on the course? You may be shortening the life of your golf glove faster than you need to. Go to redroostergolf.com, enter the code TRAIN, get yourself 20% off the Range Rooster Glove (Built with stretch for durability). Also, the new rain rooster gloves just dropped too... Snag em before they sell out! You may know Oars and Alps for their award winning sunscreen and deodorant but now they have everything an athlete could want. Go to oarsandalps.com, enter the code TRAIN for 15% off their new muscle recovery balm (A cleaner version of icy hot), Anti-Everything body powder (A clean anti chafing remedy, finally!), and an epsom salt soap bar to help with sore muscles in the shower! As always, thanks for hopping aboard. #EnjoyTheRide

The Tap and Go
S5: Episode 2: Damian Hopley

The Tap and Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 42:46


What a man! This week I was lucky enough to be joined by the founder of the Rugby Players Association, Mr Damian Hopley. Damian joined us very kindly on the morning before he flew off to the Alps to begin a charity challenge for his own charity Restart Rugby. We finish this episode by chatting all about Restart and the amazing job it has done for rugby players in the last few years. I also get the chance to pick Damian's brains about his career, and how he ended up doing what he did for 24 years. Having started as a player and captaining England at sevens, Damian was an excellent player. Sadly, however, his career was cut short by injury. After a lot of operations he was told that it wasn't the right decision to keep playing, and so he decided to from the RPA. Originally without funding, Damian wanted to help the players and look after them. This was the start of what would be the creation of one of the most important organisations involved with rugby today. I talk to Damian a lot about player welfare and two stores in particular which have dominated the press in the last few years. The story of Steve Thompson is one which is known all over due to the severity of it. Luther Burrell's is not far behind. Damian spoke incredibly about both of these two situations and if you're at all interested tune into the podcast and hear what he has to say. You won't regret it! From everyone at The Tap and Go, we'd like to say a big thank you to Damian for coming on and we wish him the best of luck on his travels and hope that he completes the challenge safely and successfully. The link is below for anyone who can spare any money at all to support this wonderful charity. See you next week! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/damian-hopley6?utm_source=whatsapp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Travel Show
Travel Show: African Safaris

The Travel Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 89:21


Best of the Alps review, Pacific Coast Tour, Africa Safaris, Alaska, Holy Land Cruise with Gentri, roadtrippinwithbob, com and BobGrow

Geek Forever's Podcast
Geek Talk EP26 : Skandal Bringing Down Wirecard สารคดีการต่อสู้ระหว่างนักข่าวกับบริษัทเทคโนโลยีลวงโลก

Geek Forever's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 13:12


เรื่องราวของ Wirecard ที่มีการเปรียบเทียบว่าเป็น “Paypal ของเยอรมัน” และ Markus Braun ซีอีโอก็กลายเป็น “Steve Jobs of the Alps” บริษัทมีพนักงานเพิ่มขึ้นจาก 130 คนเป็น 6,500 คน และ ณ จุดหนึ่งมีมูลค่าถึง 20 พันล้านยูโร แต่ “ไม่มีใครเชื่อว่านี่เป็นงานของพวกอันธพาล” Dan McCrum นักข่าวของ Financial Times ได้ออกมาตีแผ่เรื่องราวของบริษัทเทคโนโลยีลวงโลกแห่งนี้ ในการรายงานการสืบสวนเกี่ยวกับการกระทำผิดหลายอย่างของ Wirecard ในช่วงหลายปีที่ผ่านมา และเดิมพันด้วยการล่มสลายของบริษัทเทคโนโลยีที่เป็นเชิดหน้าชูตาของชาวเยอรมัน เลือกฟังกันได้เลยนะครับ อย่าลืมกด Follow ติดตาม PodCast ช่อง Geek Forever's Podcast ของผมกันด้วยนะครับ ========================= ร่วมสนับสนุน ด.ดล Blog และ Geek Forever Podcast เพื่อให้เรามีกำลังใจในการผลิต Content ดี ๆ ให้กับท่าน https://www.tharadhol.com/become-a-supporter/ ——————————————– ติดตาม ด.ดล Blog ผ่าน Line OA เพียงคลิก : https://lin.ee/aMEkyNA ——————————————– ไม่พลาดข่าวสารผ่านทาง Email จาก ด.ดล Blog : https://www.getrevue.co/profile/tharadhol ——————————————– Geek Forever Club พื้นที่ของการแลกเปลี่ยนข้อมูลข่าวสาร ความรู้ ด้านธุรกิจ เทคโนโลยีและวิทยาศาสตร์ ใหม่ ๆ ที่น่าสนใจ https://www.facebook.com/groups/geek.forever.club/ ========================= ช่องทางติดตาม ด.ดล Blog เพิ่มเติมได้ที่ Fanpage : www.facebook.com/tharadhol.blog Blockdit : www.blockdit.com/tharadhol.blog Twitter : www.twitter.com/tharadhol Instragram : instragram.com/tharadhol TikTok : tiktok.com/@geek.forever Youtube : www.youtube.com/c/mrtharadhol Linkedin : www.linkedin.com/in/tharadhol Website : www.tharadhol.com

curdcast
WITH A LITTLE ALPS FROM MY FRIENDS - September 2022 curdbox

curdcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 53:11


This month we partnered with chef, restauranteur, cookbook author, and Food Network star (and dare we say, friend?) Justin Warner to bring you this special showcase of Alpine cheeses, along some great pairings to go along with them. In this podcast, you'll hear Jenn, Julie, and Justin taste their way through Red Witch by Bodensee Käse, the Raclette Suisse Classique  by Mifroma, and Moosbacher from Schärdinger. Pairing up with those, we have the Sliced Jambon de Paris  from 3 Little Pigs,  the Cornichons Piquants also from 3 Little Pigs, and the Famous Kream Mustard  from Brownwood Farms.If you'd like to “eat along”, subscribe to your own curdbox at curdbox.com!Follow us @curdbox, and follow the producers in this box at: @mifroma_official, @schaerdinger.at, @brownwood_farms, and @3pigspate 

Visionary Life
234 How to build a FAMILY CHOCOLATE business with MID-DAY SQUARES

Visionary Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 51:37


Midday Squares is a Canadian Snacking Chocolate Company based out of Montreal, founded by Jake Karls, Lezlie Karls, and Nick Saltarelli (yes, they are family!)Have you ever wondered what it's like to Build a Family Chocolate Empire, and stay grounded and sane while doing it?(My guess is that NO, you haven't!)But in case you were wondering what it WOULD be like, I decided to bring you an epic interview with the founders of Mid-Say Squares: Jake Karls, Lezlie Karls and Nick Saltarelli.THIS IS THE OFFICIAL KICK OFF OF SEASON 10, BABY!Sitting down in-person with Mid-Day Squares for an interview was a dream come true, but I was also TERRIFIED.You know when you've been following someone online for a long time and then you are about to meet them in-person, and you fear that you'll be TOTALLY star struck?Ya, that was ME!But, I managed to pull my sh!t together and host an EPIC interview. And now, I get to share it with you!In this episode, we talked about everything from...What inspired them to start the company and push through the challenges that presented?What's it like working with family and who they hired for Family Therapy!Is there a new flavour coming down the pipeline?If you're looking for some SERIOUS business inspiration (and maybe even the secret family recipe to keeping a business fun and enjoyable) this interview is for you!These three entrepreneurs took a risk starting their own business.Not only are they following their passion but they're doing it together as a family! Talk about #goals... if these guys can do it, YOU CAN TOO!Go out there and build your own empire! (and don't forget to tell me about it, when you do!)Episode Sponsors:Healthy Planet: Save 10% on any online order over $50.00 when you use the code VISIONARY2022 at checkoutThe Visionary Method: The Fastest Way to Launch Your Services, Go Full-Time, and Become Fully Booked with your Business!Mentioned in our Episode:Healthy PlanetFollow Mid-Day Squares on TikTokFollow Mid-Day Squares on InstagramShop Mid-Day SquaresYou Might Also Like:Episode # 194 w/ Canadian Food Entrepreneur, Peter NealEpisode # 156 w/ Canadian Food Entrepreneur, Leila KeshavjeeEpisode # 199 w/ Canadian Beverage Entrepreneur, Alan Woods of Rally BeerLearn more about The Visionary Method™ - Business & Marketing Coaching: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/tvm Connect with me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kelseyreidl_____Thanks for stopping by, visionary!I am a Business & Marketing Coach and the Founder of BecomeFullyBooked.com, a platform that I created to help business owners take their business from Half Booked to Fully Booked using growth frameworks and innovative marketing strategiesI also host the Visionary Life Podcast (https://kelseyreidl.com/podcast), a Top Canadian Business podcast that has been producing weekly episodes with some of Canada's Top Entrepreneurs since 2018.I have spoken about Marketing at companies like Google, Salesforce and Bumble - and it is my mission to make marketing FUN again, without relying on Complicated ClickFunnels or Expensive Facebook AdsWhen I am not creating content to inspire the Visionary Community, I can be found adventuring on my Mountain Bike, Paddleboarding down the river in my backyard, or traveling the world with my Husband Dave in search of the best coffee shops and craziest experiences (jumping through Swiss Canyons and snowboarding the Alps are some of my favorite memories, to date)

Summit to Talk About
Wild Camping FAQ's

Summit to Talk About

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 69:05


If you're thinking of getting out on your first wild camp or even if you've been wild camping for a while, you've probably asked these questions!I am joined again by Dan Jones from @wildcamping.lifeuk with his expansive knowledge of wild camping and we tackle some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to wild camping.It's my first time. Where should I go wild camping?Is wild camping illegal?What is the best tent for £100?What is the best budget winter sleep setup?What food can I eat on a wild camp?What type of stove should I use?How do I go to the toilet?Let's dive in together and unravel those niggling questions so you can get out and enjoy a wild camping adventure!If you would like to support the podcast, please follow the link where you can choose from 3 supporters tiers and get your hands on cool Summit to Talk About stickers, badges or 'Summit Else' stickers and bonus content as well as access to the supporters only Facebook group. Every penny from supporters goes towards producing the podcast and enables me to continue to bring great content.This week Ben Tench (@bentench_7780 on instagram) became a supporter. In October, Ben is taking on 7 marathons in 7 days but they're no ordinary marathons - he'll be carrying an 80lb bergen whilst sumitting Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdon, Cadair Idris, The Yorkshire 3 peaks, Pen y Fan and the Shropshire hills all for injured veterans and their families through a few different charities. If you can spare some money for this great cause please CLICK HERE to support Ben on this epic challenge!You can also follow the podcast and associated pages such as the Summit to Talk About community and all my social media links HERESummit to Talk About is brought to you in association with Hiiker. Hiiker is the best app for planning your long distance hiking adventures with over 12000 trails mapped out and packed with information for your hike. The app is free to download! To unlock all of the extra cool features, treat yourself to Hiiker PRO! Click HEREClick HERE for all Summit to Talk About pages and the HERE for the Hiiker app.Remember to leave 5 STAR review and share the podcast with your friends and family. If you have Summit to Talk About or know someone who does and would be a great guest, please get in touch podcast@summittotalkabout.uk 

Mistconceptions Podcast
Tales To Inspire S1E8: Futile Fusion Part 2

Mistconceptions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 88:24


Having made it to the secret facility in the Alps, Dr. Fusion and Geiger Gwen are faced with mystery, danger, and threats from their pasts. Will Dr. Fusion get the answers he seeks? Will Geiger Gwen survive a run-in with a dangerous face from her past? Will they be able to sabotage the top-secret project that the Nazis have hidden away in this facility? Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mistconceptionspod Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/PxbfcpTJu2 Cast: David (he/him; @MrBananaSocks) as the Editor in Chief, Occam (they/them; @occamsockemrobo) as Dr. Fusion (he/him), Kristie (she/her; @polishkristie) as Geiger Gwen (she/her) Music in this episode: A Boat In The Fog by Max Steiner, Vertigo by Amber Waldron, Back Alley by William Van De Crommert, Rumbalero Part 2 by The Kingsway Orchestra, Down Under by Woody Herman

Astro arXiv | all categories
Radiative transfer in stars by feebly interacting bosons

Astro arXiv | all categories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 0:33


Radiative transfer in stars by feebly interacting bosons by Andrea Caputo et al. on Monday 19 September Starting from first principles, we study radiative transfer by new feebly-interacting bosons (FIBs) such as axions, axion-like particles (ALPs), dark photons, and others. Our key simplification is to include only boson emission or absorption (including decay), but not scattering between different modes of the radiation field. Based on a given distribution of temperature and FIB absorption rate in a star, we derive explicit volume-integral expressions for the boson luminosity, reaching from the free-streaming to the strong-trapping limit. The latter is seen explicitly to correspond to quasi-thermal emission from a "FIB sphere" according to the Stefan-Boltzmann law. Our results supersede expressions and approximations found in the recent literature on FIB emission from a supernova core and, for radiatively unstable FIBs, provide explicit expressions for the nonlocal ("ballistic") transfer of energy recently discussed in horizontal-branch stars. arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/http://arxiv.org/abs/2204.11862v2

LessWrong Curated Podcast
"Toni Kurz and the Insanity of Climbing Mountains" by Gene Smith

LessWrong Curated Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 24:31


https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/J3wemDGtsy5gzD3xa/toni-kurz-and-the-insanity-of-climbing-mountainsContent warning: deathI've been on a YouTube binge lately. My current favorite genre is disaster stories about mountain climbing. The death statistics for some of these mountains, especially ones in the Himalayas are truly insane.To give an example, let me tell you about a mountain most people have never heard of: Nanga Parbat. It's a 8,126 meter "wall of ice and rock", sporting the tallest mountain face and the fastest change in elevation in the entire world: the Rupal Face.I've posted a picture above, but these really don't do justice to just how gigantic this wall is. This single face is as tall as the largest mountain in the Alps. It is the size of ten empire state buildings stacked on top of one another. If you could somehow walk straight up starting from the bottom, it would take you an entire HOUR to reach the summit.31 people died trying to climb this mountain before its first successful ascent. Imagine being climber number 32 and thinking "Well I know no one has ascended this mountain and thirty one people have died trying, but why not, let's give it a go!"The stories of deaths on these mountains (and even much shorter peaks in the Alps or in North America) sound like they are out of a novel. Stories of one mountain in particular have stuck with me: the first attempts to climb tallest mountain face in the alps: The Eigerwand.The Eigerwand: First AttemptThe Eigerwand is the North face of a 14,000 foot peak named "The Eiger". After three generations of Europeans had conquered every peak in the Alps, few great challenges remained in the area. The Eigerwand was one of these: widely considered to be the greatest unclimbed route in the Alps.The peak had already been reached in the 1850s, during the golden age of Alpine exploration. But the north face of the mountain remained unclimbed.Many things can make a climb challenging: steep slopes, avalanches, long ascents, no easy resting spots and more. The Eigerwand had all of those, but one hazard in particular stood out: loose rock and snow.In the summer months (usually considered the best time for climbing), the mountain crumbles. Fist-sized boulders routinely tumble down the mountain. Huge avalanaches sweep down its 70-degree slopes at incredible speed. And the huge, concave face is perpetually in shadow. It is extremely cold and windy, and the concave face seems to cause local weather patterns that can be completely different from the pass below. The face is deadly.Before 1935, no team had made a serious attempt at the face. But that year, two young German climbers from Bavaria, both extremely experienced but relatively unknown outside the climbing community, decided they would make the first serious attempt.

Day Fire Podcast
Mountain Running w/ Jason Thienel

Day Fire Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 62:06


This week Clint and Dawson sit down with Jason Thienel. Mountain running is something that Jason is very passionate about. Being a Mountain Athlete for LaSportiva is a perfect fit because he is always dreaming big in his mountain pursuits. He has several big belt buckles as part of his accomplishments including UTMB and CCC in the Alps, Bigfoot 200, Cruel Jewel 100, Bryce Canyon 100, and Cloudsplitter 100. A few of his passion projects include the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Double Art Loeb and Warner Parks 100. He also has completed the NoNo which is doing the No Business 100 twice, both directions, in one push. When Jason is not running, which isn't often, he enjoys gravel biking and rock climbing. He can also be found drinking espresso, playing hockey in the backyard with his Weimaraner puppy, Blanche, or adventuring with his wife of sixteen years, Amber. You can also find him at the local outdoor retailer in Nashville, Cumberland Transit, where he is one of the owners and general manager. Thanks for listening! Find all our episodes at dayfirepodcast.com This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

Earth Wise
Pumped Hydro Storage In Switzerland | Earth Wise

Earth Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 2:00


Pumped hydro energy storage is still by far the largest form of energy storage in the world, representing more than 90% of storage capacity worldwide.  The theory behind it is simple.  Water is pumped into an upper reservoir (that is, one at a higher elevation), and when electricity is needed, the water is allowed to […]

Low Season Traveller Insider Guides
Autumn Escape at The Capra

Low Season Traveller Insider Guides

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 27:53


Today we're heading over to Saas Fee which is known as the Pearl of The Alps, to join Florian Leven who is the General Manager of The Capra Hotel. The Capra is a luxury boutique wellness hotel which combines five star luxury with the warm cosiness of an alpine swiss chalet.  A favourite with ski connoisseurs every winter, Saas Fee is known as one of the most charming and beautiful regions in the Swiss Alps and has the advantage of being a perfect low season escape during the fall months of September through November when the plethoroa of 4,000 metre peaks surrounding the resort, explode with colour as the browns, reds, and yellows of the autumn appear. Join us as we hear from Florian, why The Capra makes a perfect low season, luxury break.

Shred the Mic with Zeke and Kelly
Shred the Mic Podcast #14: Explosive Protein Powder, Anxiety in the Alps, and Security Theater

Shred the Mic with Zeke and Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 27:07


Shred the Mic Podcast #14: Explosive Protein Powder, Anxiety in the Alps, and Security Theater After a 3 week summer hiatus we. are. back. Batteries recharged and ready to go with plenty of new material In 30 mins or less we give you two fresh 5 minute stand up comedy sets pulled straight from the headlines of our notes app, covering topics like: The security theater that is LAX TSA, Kelly attempts to smuggle protein powder into Europe, Alp anxiety is real on narrow ass trails, Santa Monica Buy-Nothing group continues to disappoint, and both Zeke and Kelly get profiled in Portugal... but for very different reasons. * We've moved our VoDCasting to incorporate full video (!) Episodes are available on Spotify and Youtube! Audio only episodes are still available where ever you listen to podcasts. Listener live streams will become a part of our shows again on a monthly basis. Shred the Mic with Zeke and Kelly is written, produced and hosted by Zeke Rodrigues Thomas and Kelly Shanley. Sound engineering by Zeke Rodrigues Thomas for Mindjam Media Zeke Rodrigues Thomas' links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/zekethomasisrad IG: @ZekeThomasIsRad TikTok: @Zekethomasisrad Youtube: ZekeThomas website: ZekeThomas.com Kelly Shanley's links: IG: @kellyashanley TikTok: @kellyashanley Youtube: @Kellyshanley Medium: @kellyshanley Join the Patreon community for as little as $5/month to get exclusive early access to the show, tickets to live shows, behind the scenes pictures and videos, and creator access as well! Shred the Mic with Zeke and Kelly is made with support from: Camera Support by Benro #BenroLetsGo Instagram: @benrousa Facebook: @BenroUSA Twitter: @BenroTripods YouTube: Benro Lighting by NANLITE #Nanlite Instagram: @nanliteusa Facebook: @NanLiteUSA Twitter: @NanliteUSA YouTube: NanliteUSA Gear we use to make Shred the Mic: Light Panels: Nanlite MixPad II 27C RGBWW https://amzn.to/3B2kjpU Light Stands: Phottix PX200 Light Stand https://amzn.to/3vomyQL Webcam: Logitech C920x HD Pro Webcam https://amzn.to/3aUQHA4 Audio Interface: Focusrite 18i8 https://amzn.to/3PoaHd6 Mic Stands: On-Stage MS7701B Tripod Microphone Boom Stand https://amzn.to/3IXMLLl Mics: Saramonic Microphones --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/shred-the-mic/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shred-the-mic/support

Profiles in Franceformation
Episode 39: Vence in a Lifetime with Steve Wilkison and Carole Richmond

Profiles in Franceformation

Play Episode Play 35 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 64:25 Transcription Available


Welcome to Episode #39 of Profiles in Franceformation. I'm your host Allison Grant Lounes and today I'm speaking with Steve Wilkison and his wife, Carole Richmond. Steve is a web designer, writer and photographer who lives in Vence, France, with his wife Carole and their dog Myla. Originally from southern California, he first became enchanted with France when he backpacked throughout Europe at the age of 18. He fell in love with Vence the first time he saw it in 2007 while passing through one day on his bike. It only took him 12 years to talk Carole into moving there! He loves to explore France, especially Vence, the Alpes-Maritimes and the Côte d'Azur, be it by car, bike, or foot. On any given day, you might find him exploring a medieval perched village in the southern Alps, cycling along the Mediterranean coastline or hiking in the Mercantour National Park. He writes about his adventures and discoveries on their website Steve and Carole in Vence.Carole Richmond grew up in Minneapolis, MN. And some more in Austin, TX. She's also lived in San Marcos TX, Nashville TN and Glen Cove NY. Carole worked as a nurse and as an Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper at Dejadisc, E-Squared Records and The Americana Music Association. She loves cats, dogs, wildlife, music, books, the outdoors and Austin. It wasn't her idea to move to France, but she's making the most of it! Some days are better than others as she adjusts to life in a new country. If you need someone to talk to about the ups and downs of being an expat in France she's a good listener.In this episode, we learn…Why Steve wanted to move to France, and how he and Carole made the decision to turn that dream into a realityThe process of obtaining their visas, first as Americans and then as British citizensSome of the obstacles they had to overcome in their first year of living in FranceHow they integrated into their community of Vence in the south of FranceAbout their day to day life in VenceTheir favorite places to visit in FranceA hilarious anecdote that involves a simple misunderstanding of two very similar sounding French wordsWhat Steve and Carole miss most about the US, but also what they're looking forward to exploring in France and EuropeTheir advice to anyone wishing to move to FranceCheck out Steve and Carole's website here: https://steveandcaroleinvence.comIf you are considering moving to France like Steve and Carole, Foolproof French Visas can help you navigate the path toward finding the right visa for you. It can be purchased here: https://www.yourfranceformation.com/books or in paperback on Amazon. If you would like to pursue your own Franceformation, you can also request a free 30-minute clarity call with Allison to review your visa options and decide how to move toward creating your ideal life in France: https://www.yourfranceformation.com/free-call     If you liked this episode, please leave a positive review and be sure to subscribe so you won't miss next week's episode!

Into the Wee Hours Podcast
Cecilia Mattas on crushing 100kms in the Alps running UTMB® CCC for the first time

Into the Wee Hours Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 88:26


Episode 32! Firstly, apologies if this is a tricky one to listen to sound wise - our recording set up from three remote places didn't go quite to plan and our voices come through at different levels, with Sarah being quiet. The main thing we reckon though is you can still hear Cecilia well, and we hope it's not too annoying to listen to as it's well worth perservering with to hear from "CC at CCC"! We welcome back good friend of the show - Cecilia Mattas, to run us through her recent trip to Europe and how it felt to take on the epic trail race - UTMB's CCC, traversing over 100kms on foot, at speed, through the Alps.  When we last spoke to Cecilia back on Episode 5, she was hot off the back of a win at Ultra Trail Australia 100km. Given COVID restrictions at the time, this opportunity at CCC was Cecilia's first chance to truly race on the world stage and kudos to her as she absolutely crushed it. While Cecilia has an admirable training ethic and inspiring attitude to her running, nothing can be taken for granted when racing such a long distance on such technical terrain at altitude. As ever though, Cecilia, while being crewed by her partner Tom, handled it with joy and grace - and she shares some fantastic insights into the brutal nature of this course and the real prep it requires. Humble and honest as ever, Cecilia shares with us how she'd considered a top 5 finish while signing up for the race, and on having the opportunity to recce the course pre race, realised it was going to be a huge experience and learning curve. Finishing narrowly outside of the top 20 in the female field is a truly incredible achievement for her first CCC and we can't wait to see what she brings in future!  Tune in to hear about Cecilia's race preparation, including taking time out in Europe beforehand to train and see family and friends (and take on a swim run race with Tom); the CCC journey itself - including forgetting a piece of mandatory gear last minute (again!) and the massive toll that a mountain course like this takes on the mind and body. Plus upcoming plans, including Cecilia now crewing for her partner Tom on his first UTA 100km journey! All the best to both of you.  You can find Cecilia on Instagram at @ceciliamattas If you are keen to help keep the lights on for this podcast, you can support us on Patreon, or you can leave a review on whatever platform you listen to podcasts on like Apple or Spotify.Thank you for the continued support from all of our listeners and patrons - we love and appreciate you all!  

Visionary Life
233 5 Ways To Use Social Media to Grow Your Service Business

Visionary Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 29:38


In this episode, I am sharing 5 Ways To Use Social Media to Grow Your Service Business.As a business owner, you know that social media is a powerful tool to reach new clients and grow your business. But with so many platforms and options, it can be tough to know where to start—or what the right strategy is for your business. In this podcast, we'll share some success principles that all business owners can use to develop a social media strategy that works for them. -Learn more about The Visionary Method™ - Business & Marketing Coaching: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/tvm Connect with me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kelseyreidl_____Thanks for stopping by, visionary!I am a Business & Marketing Coach and the Founder of BecomeFullyBooked.com, a platform that I created to help business owners take their business from Half Booked to Fully Booked using growth frameworks and innovative marketing strategiesI also host the Visionary Life Podcast (https://kelseyreidl.com/podcast), a Top Canadian Business podcast that has been producing weekly episodes with some of Canada's Top Entrepreneurs since 2018.I have spoken about Marketing at companies like Google, Salesforce and Bumble -  and it is my mission to make marketing FUN again, without relying on Complicated ClickFunnels or Expensive Facebook AdsWhen I am not creating content to inspire the Visionary Community, I can be found adventuring on my Mountain Bike, Paddleboarding down the river in my backyard, or traveling the world with my Husband Dave in search of the best coffee shops and craziest experiences (jumping through Swiss Canyons and snowboarding the Alps are some of my favorite memories, to date)_____Other Places You Can Find Me:Website: https://kelseyreidl.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/kelseyreidl TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kelseyreidl YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm6GxNswhOb71dxiCSv_nSQ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/kelseyreidl/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-reidl-1aba1a31/ Podcast Show Notes: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/podcast Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2qb0bwSPypHKf1jrjnVlx4?si=12b7b832515540e0 Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/visionary-life-canadian-business-podcast/id1333216975 Podcast on all other apps: https://link.chtbl.com/visionarylife Become Fully Booked™ 2 Hour Implementation Workshop to Find More Clients: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/shop/p/become-fully-booked  

Literary Italy
Ep. 53: Dino Buzzati / The Dolomites

Literary Italy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 36:43


You got horror in my magical realism. You got magical realism in my horror. -- It's delicious! This week, we talk Dino Buzzati (whom Jim distressingly insists on referring to as "Dee Butts") and his short story "The Bewitched Jacket." Then, we longingly look to the northeast and contemplate the beautiful Dolomite sub-range of the Alps. Plus random musings. Enjoy!

Designed by Tradition with Dan Egan
Episode 26: Gary Miller - Alpin Luxe

Designed by Tradition with Dan Egan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 31:27


Specializing in semi-private and private excursions, Alps & Meters has partnered with Alpin Luxe to curate departures to some of the world's most exclusive resorts, featuring luxurious accommodations, world-class spas, farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Michelin chefs, fine wines, extraordinary side trips and the opportunity to receive expert instruction from championship coaches and athletes, including Alps & Meters Chief Tradition Officer and extreme ski legend Dan Egan.These amazing destinations provide the perfect blend of adventure and comfort: incredible opportunities to ski, combined with unique amenities and superior customer service.If you'd like to book a trip with Alpin Luxe use code: ConfirmedLuxe for all trips.

Herbal Radio
Re-Storying Ecological Interconnection, with Guido Masé | Tea Talks with Jiling

Herbal Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 51:03


Guido Masé RH (AHG) is an herbalist and garden steward specializing in therapeutic herbalism and the pharmacology of plants and mushrooms. He spent his childhood in Italy, in the central Alps and in the Renaissance town of Ferrara. He later settled into Vermont, where he has been living since 1996. Guido is a founder, faculty member and clinical supervisor at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, a non-profit herbal medicine clinic and school. He serves as herbalist, principal scientist, and chief formulator at Traditional Medicinals, and is a founding member of the Railyard Apothecary, a collaborative clinical practice in Burlington, VT. Guido is the author of The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter and Tonic Plants, and DIY Bitters. Jiling and Guido discuss herbal medicine as a language, concentrating decoctions, an autumnal tonic herbal soup stock, and botanically-infused folklore for connecting with place.  Follow Guido Mase on Twitter @Herbalist and his blog, A Radicle.  Jiling Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac), herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. Visit Jiling at JilingLin.com, Instagram @LinJiling, and Facebook @JilingLAc. Get her free Nourishing Life (養生) template, Five Elements (五行) outline, or sign up for her newsletter here. Join our community! Subscribe to the Mountain Rose Herbs newsletter Subscribe to Mountain Rose Herbs on YouTube Follow on Instagram Like on Facebook Follow on Pinterest Follow on Twitter Read the Mountain Rose Herbs blog Follow on TikTok Strengthening the bonds between people and plants for a healthier world. Mountain Rose Herbs www.mountainroseherbs.com

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Tutti Gravel Inn with Mr. Tutti (AKA Kelly)

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 36:51 Very Popular


This week we sit down with Mr. Tutti (AKA Kelly) from the Tutti Gravel Inn. Inspired by the Canadian landscape, Kelly set off on a journey to create a gravel cycling vacation inn in Clinton, BC Canada.   Episode Sponsor: Logos Components  Support the Podcast Join The Ridership  Automated Transcription, please excuse the typos: Tutti Gravel Inn [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello, and welcome to the gravel ride podcast, where we go deep on the sport of gravel cycling through in-depth interviews with product designers, event organizers and athletes. Who are pioneering the sport I'm your host, Craig Dalton, a lifelong cyclist who discovered gravel cycling back in 2016 and made all the mistakes you don't need to make. I approach each episode as a beginner down, unlock all the knowledge you need to become a great gravel cyclist. This week on the show. We welcome Kelly Servin ski. From a duty gravel in up in Clinton, Canada. The Inn opened up in 2019. Just in time for the pandemic to make it start a little more stunted than it would have liked, but I became aware of the end and began talking to Kelly about a year ago. And I was keen to explore, you know, what would it look like to create a gravel in many of you may know that over in Europe, Bike hotels are quite prevalent anywhere. There's a bike hotspot. You can find a hotel that will cater to your needs. With little touches, like having a pump or an area to clean your bike, but just the general friendliness to guess rumbling through the door. Dirty and in their Lycra. Kelly gives us an overview of what his vision was and what inspired him to start to the two D gravel in, in Clinton, Canada. Before we jump in, I need to thank this week sponsor. Logos components. Logos Components is introducing their new omnium lineup of wheels. Logos comes from the mind of Randall Jacobs and the team at Thesis bike. The regular listener knows randall well as the co-host of in the dirt on this podcast but also increasingly a number of individual episodes where randall's taking his deep technical knowledge and interviewing guests for the podcast we recently recorded episode 136 about what makes a great gravel wheel set. Where Randall broke down from the hubs to the spokes, to the rims, all the things you should be considering when purchasing a gravel wheel set. As it turns out the Logus omnium collection is the manifestation. Of all those criteria Randall has meticulously gone through and specked each component for what he believes makes the best wheel set out there. I encourage you to listen to that episode 136, to get an understanding about what these wheel sets have to offer. The team has launched the wheel set at an introductory price of $999. And has wheels available in 650, 700 C and 29er. So I encourage you to go check them out at www.logoscomponents.com. I've personally spent a lot of time on wheels designed by Randall And most recently spent time on the 700 C version of the logos wheels. And I can attest they're completely bomber and on par with the best wheels I've ever written. So go check them out at www.logoscomponents.com. If you have any questions after listening to that episode, 136. Feel free to jump into the ridership and talk to randall directly And or other riders that may have experience on the product With that said let's jump right over to my interview with kelly from d gravel In. Kelly welcome to the show. [00:03:16] Kelly: Thanks for having me. [00:03:17] Craig Dalton: Yeah. I'm excited to get into the conversation and learn a little bit more about the 2d gravel in am. I pronouncing it? [00:03:24] Kelly: Yeah. It's pronounced Tuti. So Tuti in Italian means everyone or all. So that's a nice word. It's cute, but it's also the spirit of our business. Everyone's welcome here to come gravel ride. [00:03:37] Craig Dalton: Amazing. Well, let's start off by getting a little bit about your background as a cyclist, and then we'll transition to how you discovered Clinton and, and why creating this, this gravel specific in was in your, in your vision. [00:03:51] Kelly: Yeah, I mean, pretty random for me with my sort of foray into cycling I loved motorcycles to begin with as a kid. I had a BMX bike, but primarily it was dirt bikes. Grew up in the prairies of Canada, I would say north of Montana. So the province of Saskatchewan. So. Farm country, that kind of thing. Yeah, cut to the chase. I was out dirt biking with a friend and adventurous, young guys were 15 and we saw a couple of dirt bikers professionals in a, in a magazine high fiving in the air as they jumped and then. You know, we just thought, Hey, we can do that. and yeah, it didn't go so well. So, yeah, you know, big crash totaled the bike off broke my right femur. My right, pinky finger, my wrist and my elbow in the crash. So, Yeah, my buddy got away a little less worse for wear. He broke his toe, but anyhow, just yeah, long story short bone specialist suggested getting into something other than BMX riding for rehab of the femur. So he didn't say gravel bikes or road bike or anything like that. But he said, you know, what about these mountain bikes kind of thing? So, yeah, about the the bike that I could afford at the time. So the cheapest bike I could get my hands on that was halfway decent and yeah, started rolling and getting the femur going and then Yeah entered my first race after I was feeling, feeling better and all the cast came off and whatnot and ended up winning the beginner category and then yeah, was hooked and yeah, never touched a dirt bike again until just recently got one again. But yeah, this was pretty random, but yeah, that's the way it goes in life sometimes. Right. Just like how we've ended up in Clinton. Just yeah. You never know how things are gonna. Shape up. So just the adventure continue. [00:05:34] Craig Dalton: After those early sort of racing experiences, did you continue racing? [00:05:38] Kelly: Yeah. Yeah. I I really loved it. I, I wouldn't say you know, yeah, it, it was interesting. I was a young guy trying to find my way in the world. Working night jobs you know, going to university, that kind of thing. Yeah, I really love cycling, you know, for the comradery of it, the people that you met, I met my best friends through cycling over the years and yeah, I did. Okay. Like focused on cross country and, you know, had some, you know, halfway decent results, I would say here in Canada and Yeah, I really enjoyed it. You know? I wouldn't say I trained maybe the best, you know, the most proper way, but yeah, no, I had had some, had some good times out there but I had the foresight to pack it in and, and not just keep you know, continuing with racing, thinking I'm gonna keep improving. I sort of saw the writing on the wall, which is. You know, just I thought I got as fast as I could get, so yeah, I ended up going tree planting. So, I did that for a number of years. I didn't complete university, unfortunately, as many, as many people haven't, but yeah, life took another turn and then went out tree planting. Here in Canada, but also in Scotland as well for a couple of Springs. And yeah, planting is kind of, interesting too. It's you only get in, you only get out what you put in just like cycling. So, yeah, it's pretty hard work and whatnot, but yeah, I did that for a number of summers and then hadn't touched the bike for a long, long time, but again, the bike came back into my life and another sort of random. Sort of way. Yeah, after I was done tree planting, so yeah. [00:07:07] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it's funny. You mentioned tree planting. I had an employee of mine many years ago, who was a Canadian. Who was involved in tree planting and every summer she would ask for a leave of absence to go back to it. It was a [00:07:19] Kelly: oh yeah. [00:07:20] Craig Dalton: she loved it. She just thought it was just sort of this great experience. And so it's funny to hear you mention that. [00:07:25] Kelly: Well, you don't ride, you don't ride your bike too much when you're planting. That's also another thing, you know, I would always put a deposit on a bike before I'd head out to the Bush kind of thing in the spring and wouldn't get a chance to touch it till the fall and ride it for a little bit and then it would snow. So, yeah. Did it for a number of years, about seven seasons. And then Yeah, got back into cycling with some of the mountain bike stage races that were happening trans Rockies and Lada and trans ALP and things like that. So, yeah. Then I hung up the bags in the shovel, so to speak with planting. [00:07:55] Craig Dalton: Right, right on. Amazing. Yeah, it was funny as, as we were, as I was prepping for this conference this conversation I was thinking about and researching where Clinton was and wondering if in my trans Rockies mountain bike stage or ACE experience, I got close to Clinton and it didn't look like it did. [00:08:13] Kelly: no, no. Yeah. You, you had been in well to the east of us who knows maybe you and I have crossed paths. Did it a couple of times? Yeah, 2005 and 2007 and yeah. Yeah, it was it was a great experience. So that just fired me up for, for cycling. Again, I'd always love cycling, always followed it while I was planting, but yeah, that really reignited my love for it. It's it's still going these days. Trans rock still happening. They have a gravel event as well. [00:08:40] Craig Dalton: Yeah, a hundred percent. In fact, I just will be prior to this when releasing, releasing an episode from trans Rocky's, gravel, Royal, [00:08:48] Kelly: Hmm, awesome. [00:08:49] Craig Dalton: a lot of those memories, you know, [00:08:51] Kelly: Oh, for sure. [00:08:52] Craig Dalton: experienced, they, you know, the daily recap videos, the camping experience, there's just a, a great way to spend a week. [00:09:00] Kelly: Yep. Totally. [00:09:00] Craig Dalton: So at what point did you discover gravel bikes, drop bar bikes. [00:09:05] Kelly: Yeah, that's an interesting one. I mean, obviously we run our in 2d, gravel in here and we have guests coming, you know, now from all over Canada, Western Canada, I would say, and some Americans and Europeans and everyone has their sort of timeline, I guess when they've discovered I'll do in parentheses gravel cycling, but We don't get into any sort of, I would say pissing match type thing. Just to use that, that phrase about who's been in it longer and all those sorts of things and how, how long ago we knew about it. But again, we grew up in the Prairie sort of area of Canada and there wasn't, you know, Sweet, you know, single track or anything like that out there. So you were riding farm roads and gravel roads on your mountain bike. So, yeah, that's what we had to ride and you know, it it, it was awesome. You could just go and you could go forever as you know. So, yeah that was, you know, obviously back in the day, but I would say. For me the, you know, why I've, you know, set up here in our guest suite you know, in front of the bicycle that you see behind me, that's a bike I rode in Lero. I've done it a couple of times. So, did it in 2012 and yeah, that, that event in Italy the original one had a real impact on me with gravel cycling was over there. I was a rep in the industry for a number of years. And yeah, I was over there and you know, just on some holidays and then thought, oh, you know, this, this Lero event looks cool. Let's do that. And yeah, I just couldn't believe the, the passion and, and, you know, the dust flying on the gravel roads and, you know, the drop bar bikes and everything, you know, albeit vintage bikes. And I thought, wow, this is awesome. Like, look at this, look at the, you know, really it was about the passion. Look at the passion people have for, for doing this and the landscapes and. You know, the serenity of it, just getting away from it, all getting off the paved surfaces. It's not mountain biking obviously, but it has some elements of you know, off-road riding clearly. Right. Which appealed to me. But then the speed of, of road cycling, which I, I, I went through my road phase too, I would say. But yeah, I just didn't like being around cars, you know, just really liked being off the beaten path, so to speak. So yeah, I would say it was Laro that really. Just opened my eyes to, to these bikes, you know, really coming back to where they originated, right? Like they were ridden on gravel roads before all the, you know, roads were, were, were paved, you know, in Europe and north America, obviously. So all these images we have in our guest suites of the geo Tolia, for instance, you know, The riders going over these gravel roads high in the mountains, you know, that's that really struck a chord with me. So I came back and told a friend of mine who owns a bike shop, a really successful bike shop in Squamish BC here, where we used to live for about 12 years that you know, Hey, This I didn't say gravel site playing for sure. But I just said this, this, you know, Lero thing, this, this drop bar bikes on, on gravel roads is I, you know, it's gonna be something, this is, this is awesome. And Squamish is more well known for, for, you know, being maybe the best place in the world to ride mountain bike right now. And he kind of, he didn't laugh at me, but he is like, you're crazy, you know, that's, you know, but. Yeah. And then here we are. So, yeah, it was Laro for sure. A hundred percent. That's the, the one in, in, in Tuscany first weekend of October is the best I think event I've ever I've ever participated in. [00:12:23] Craig Dalton: Amazing. And tell me first off, I'm, I'm interested in how you first discovered Clinton, but for those of us who are geographically challenged for Canadians Canadian landscape, where, where is Clinton in the country and, and where is sort of closer by way points, people might be familiar with. [00:12:40] Kelly: Yeah, I mean, I'll maybe with the geography where it's located the closest sort of major center would be a city called Camloops. So Camloops is you know, got a, a huge history with cycling, but Yeah right now there's a company called we one composite that we ride their, their wheels. They produce carbon fiber wheels there. They're located there. Yeah, I mean, south sort of central British Columbia. Definitely not, not Northern BC, but we're about two hours. Say from Whistler. To give people an idea. So, yeah, you you're, you're definitely out of the populated areas of British Columbia. It's really wide open terrain here at me and ride in every direction. So, yeah, that's where we're located. I guess the most famous spot would be, would be Whistler, you know, International, you know, mountain bike destination. So yeah, just a couple hours drive north from there, but yeah, totally different zone than than around a Whistler. [00:13:36] Craig Dalton: How did you yeah. How did you find yourself there? And, and what did you discover on those first rides? [00:13:42] Kelly: yeah, I mean, it was again random. I just maybe keep using that word. Just was a rep in the industry, like I said, and you know, would travel from living in Squamish and around British Columbia to see, see my accounts and yeah kept coming up to this region that, that we call home now in Clinton, it's called the caribou region. Of BC. And yeah. See my, my accounts up here and do some riding, do some races and then have a good friend that lives up here just north of us. And he's a pilot in with firefighting. So, and a cyclist as well. And he was always, you know, like, Hey, I know you live in Squamish, but you know, Hey, you should get up to the caribou. It's awesome. Up here. Know for cycling. And again, he didn't say gravel cycling, but he flies over all these roads that we now ride. So he has a real bug in my ear, just, you know, Hey, come on, you know, just spend some more time up here. Cause I'd always be up here and through here, but just, you know, spend more time, not just, you know, an afternoon or a day, you know, so kept doing that, kept doing that. And then. I would point back to really 2019, the fall of 2019 was up here shooting some photos with a brand called seven mesh who's from Squamish they're they're they're yeah, an awesome brand making some of the best clothing out there and yeah, just they invited me to come up, shoot some photos and I think it was really meant to be for me to be here at that time. Yeah, it all clicked. I mean, the weather was clicking or out, you know, shooting photos on these roads, which I'd ridden before. And I looked over to the photographer and I just said, you know, like, this is awesome. Like, this is unreal. And, and really just to, just to sort of round this out, I was heading to Italy a couple of days after the shoot to go do the out route. Stelio in Bo. I've been there many times. And I basically said to, to the photographer, I just said, you know, why am I going to Italy? Like this is paradise for gravel cycling. Not, not, not, not road riding, but gravel cycling. This gives me the same vibes as I get. Flying all the way around the world, going to our friend's bike hotel in Bormio and like this is amazing. And yeah, that night I went back to where we were staying and I looked at real estate and pulled up the houses for sale in Clinton because. I saw Clinton as a, you know, the center of it all he could ride in, you know, every direction, in my opinion. And yeah, called a realtor, found a house that looked like it would fit the bill, a big old house, commercially owned. And yeah, he picked up the phone and he met me there the next day and put an offer that day on it. And yeah, close the deal while we're in Italy at our friends bike hotel telling 'em all about gravel. yeah. [00:16:27] Craig Dalton: What an amazing, amazing origin story there. Did you always have the idea that you were gonna call it a gravel in and make it this hub for adventure? [00:16:35] Kelly: A hundred percent. We had some people say early on, you know, Hey, you're hanging your hat pretty hard on gravel. Like, you know, do you know what you're doing? And I said, well, Yeah. What makes this area special is gravel. Like we love mountain biking too. We have mountain bikes, but for me, what and my wife, Erin as well, what made this area special was gravel cycling. And we wanted to stay specific to that. Anyone can, can ride any bike. As we say, you can ride a mountain bike. You can ride a gravel bike here. Unicycle, you know, whatever, I don't care. It's, it's just, just ride a bike. But yeah, we hung our hat on gravel because yeah, we wanna do to focus right on, on gravel cycling and building a community here around cycling because it's more of an industry community it's origins which is fine. I've worked in industry back to the tree planting, so it's all coming back, back to together, but yeah, gravel That that's our focus. That's what we really love. It's really. Come on with me just the last number of years, I just love the solitude of it, just getting away from it all. So, and there's no bike hotels around really north America. I mean, I, I can't, there is no other gravel cycling hotel that I'm aware of. I mean, there should be a network around and we wanna do stake our claim to that and, you know, say, Hey, let's, let's get this going. Like, let's. Have facilities for, for cyclists, let's create culture here with cycling you know, and good community sort of support and have some fun while we're doing it. So, yeah, we hung our hat a hundred percent on gravel calling it 2d gravel in. So [00:18:05] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that's great. Yeah. I think you're right in north America while I can point to a few kind of cycling specific hotels. It's nowhere near what you have in Europe and elsewhere in the world. And there's some subtleties. When you go into a cycling hotel or cycling accommodations, they just have the little things for you, right? They've got a, a place where you can wash your bike. They've got pumps, they've got tools and the staff is always well versed in what are the local roots and local highlights. So I think it's a great concept. And I'm, I've been big on the podcast about talking about gravel travel. And a lot of times that gets couched in a conversation about a particular event. So you might go to Colorado to go to S B T gravel or up to Canada for trans Rockies, gravel, Royal, but in some ways, traveling to a place like Clinton and, and you're in is even a better use of your time because unlike a race where you might be thinking, gosh, I don't know whether I'm gonna be like complete it, or I have aspirations of going really fast. Obviously you're gonna be super focused and you're not gonna do a lot of riding. In the days leading up to the race. But if you go on a gravel cycling holiday, all you're gonna do is ride. You know, you're gonna go up there for four days and you're gonna pick four mega roots and just ride as much as you possibly can. [00:19:23] Kelly: Yeah, that's true. We, we love racing and we will put on a race here next year. We do a char, we did a charity ride here called caribou gravel rush. So yeah, we love organized events and, and things like that. But yeah, first things first we wanna create a good community sort of. Spirit here around cycling. Everyone's in favor of what we're doing. Everyone's really supportive, lots of high fives and, you know, thumbs up and whatnot from the ranchers and people like that. So, But yeah, you definitely can come to a place like ours or some of the other hotels around the world and yeah, you can spend your money in a little different way. You can ride, you know, to a lake and go jump in the lake, chill out, have some beers. But yeah, we can also provide people with some pretty big rides that , you know, we don't try and blow smoke. Obviously we need to promote our business. But yeah, we've got some rides here that are truly epic. I mean, that's an overused term in my opinion. Yeah, we, we have some epic rides here that definitely can punish you and spit you out the other side if, if you're looking for that, but there's also rides here that, like I said, you can just go on a nice. You know, fairly chill ride and, you know, go through some ranches and see some, some wildlife and things like that. So, but yeah, racing's awesome too. Just just different, same but different, right. [00:20:41] Craig Dalton: Yeah. I've had the benefit of looking at your website and looking at a map and getting a sense for where Clinton is. And you've spoken a little bit about. You know, the remoteness of the in, if someone was coming for two or three days, how would you describe the type of riding you would suggest? Let's just sort of make the assumption that the group is relatively fit and, and up for, you know, three, four hour, five hour rides, what would you be preparing them for expectation wise, if you were to say like, these are the three route I would have you go on during your three day. [00:21:14] Kelly: yeah, there's definitely some classic roots. I mean, there's, you know, I. Pick my favorite roots and just say, Hey, you should really go here. You know, this is a must do. Just like if you were to go somewhere else, I mean, the trainers is, is incredibly varied. So what we like to do is yeah, suggest roots for people. A lot of them have never been here. We are, we do have a lot of return guests, but for people, for instance, that have never been here. We love blowing them away because we know what's out there. And they don't right. They just maybe see photos or something like that or heard things, but we know what's out there. So we love it. When we send people out on a route and say, Hey, you're gonna go here. You're gonna see this, this, this, and this, and we're really stoked to, to hear what, what you say when you when you come back and that's what makes it all worth it for us when people roll back in here and, you know, Hey, we're, we're you know, self-conscious about it. Let's be honest. We want people to have a good time. And we're like, Hey, what did you think? And people like their eyes are just like wide open. Like that was the best ride I've ever done. Or that was amazing. Or, oh my God, I didn't expect that. So, yeah, we've got it all. Truly, we've got really more desolate sort of wide open desert-like kind of roads. Out here. We've got roads going through the mountains lakes and things and yeah, lots of randomness it's really mixed here. So, what we do try to prepare people for is just to say, Hey, you know, what do you like? What kind of riding do you like? Do you like descending? Do you like megas deep climbs? You like suffering? What do you like? And, and then we try to do the best we can to create custom roots for our guests. Yeah, we love doing that because again, we have the knowledge we live here day in, day out. We know all the ins and outs, all the little secret spots, we know the ranchers and so on. And yeah, we just, we love that. So, Yeah, people can, can really tick off a lot of boxes you know, here, and they can also discover some boxes, so to speak that they didn't new existed. Like there's a ferry here where you can take a, you know, a cablecar ferry across the most important river, major river called the Frazier river here in BC and go to the other side of the river and, you know, Like that's part of your ride. There's, there's not many places or really anywhere that I know of that you can do things like that. Just mid ride and it's free. And, and it's just yeah. What an experience that is. So, [00:23:39] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that's quite an, that makes for quite an adventure, for sure. You know, one of the things, obviously across north America, you've got lots of places that are flatter with undulating Hills. I'm assuming in that region of Canada. The climbs that you're encountering are, are fairly substantial in nature. [00:23:55] Kelly: Yeah, there's some for sure. I mean, this wouldn't be like, you're maybe going you know, to the Alps or the Domine or something like that in Italy, you know, but there's some really steep climbs here. There's a one climb in particular that, you know, it's marked in half kilometer. Or, you know, miles to, to people following in the us in, in, you know, half sort of, segments like that, because you're going so slow but such beautiful scenery. I mean, you're just crawling along, you know, suffering away, looking at the scenery around you. So, yeah, and it can get hot here. You know, it's a really diverse sort of. You know, ecosystem or environment, I guess we have here, so really mixed bags. So, yeah, I mean, it's just there are some tough climbs around, there's lots of rolling terrain, but for people that like to climb that sort of you know, puff their feathers out like that, that they love to climb, then definitely we can provide that. And there's many stratas segments here to, to go chase down. So for sure, there's some Hills here. [00:24:53] Craig Dalton: What would sort of be the, the longest climb you could get in front of, in terms of feet or meters of, [00:24:58] Kelly: Oh, yeah. I would say maybe about the, the, the toughest one around is to say about doesn't sound like much about a 10 K climb. So, but the grades are just really, really steep. It'll take most people, some people would walk it to be honest, we've got some Hills like that. So about 10 K and Yeah, just really steep in grades. But lots of switch back so that, that goes and you know, Softens it a little bit, at least you can turn a corner or two and have a look and, you know, be tough to go and take photos and pull your iPhone out and take a photo on, on that one. But and there's lots more here, right? I mean, we don't profess to know it all. I mean, we we love, enjoy enjoying to get out there to to explore and find new roots and new climbs and new places for our guests to ride. So, yeah, there's probably some more out there that. We haven't ridden yet, but yeah, we just keep pushing, but yeah, there's some big Hills for sure. Climbers are welcome here. [00:25:56] Craig Dalton: And let's transition now and let's talk about the, in itself. If you could just give us a little bit of an overview of like how many people you can accommodate, what, what the experience looks like, you know, are you, are you dining exclusively at the end or does Clinton have other restaurants to offer and other activities? [00:26:14] Kelly: Yeah, like I said, it's a big old commercially zoned house. So yeah, we can accommodate really big groups. We've got two guest suites at the moment soon to be three. So our main guest suite that I'm in now is a five bed, two bath guest suites. So completely separate and private from the others. We've had up depending if we have couples. So we've had up to 12 guests in here. And then another adjoining suite that's again, separate is a nice little one bed, one bath. So we've had, you know, up to four in there depending, you know, just there's a sofa bed in there as well. So we keep expanding and so that that's there. And then we've just built a hundred square foot, little Bunky, as we say. Outback. So a little tiny house. Some people would sort of maybe refer to it as that. So which will, will accommodate another two people when it's complete. So, yeah, we've had really big groups, so yeah, I mean really depending on, on who it is and if it's couples or singles or whatever, you know, we're approaching, you know, really, you. 1516 guests quite comfortably just in this property. So, and then, yeah, we, we do have our eyes on expansion all all the time, but this house has a, has a really neat story behind it as well. I'm not sure if I mentioned this to you, but we got a message on Instagram, maybe about a year and a half ago. I'd say from a guy just, you know, following us and, you know, said some nice things and. All that. And at the bottom of the message, he said I'm not sure if he knew, but I grew up in the house and I was like, wow, we grew up in the house. I was like, mm. We knew who we bought from. And it wasn't a gentleman. It was a, it was an older lady. And so I was like, wow, I gotta look at this. Guy's his profile. So, go to his profile and I almost dropped the phone because. Having worked in the bike industry. I knew some of the, the people in the industry I'd never met this gentleman, but it turns out it turns out it'd be a guy named Peter valence used to be a brand manager at Rocky mountain bicycles. And then now is current global vice president of product at Cannondale. So, I mean, it still gives us goose bumps and, and whatnot. That he grew up here. His family did a pottery business here, which we knew about the pottery business, but I never ever thought it would be the same, the same family. So, Peter was just here earlier in August, which was a big, you know, milestone for us, what a cool experience to have him and his entire family and their kids here where they grew up and So, yeah, that's the story of the, in a lot of people call it the, in now we, we noticed that after, you know, three years in business is our third year in business. So it's a bit of the, the history on the, on the property. Yeah. [00:28:52] Craig Dalton: cool. And then as far as like, as far as, are you doing a bed and breakfast style where you're serving breakfast and dinner or what? What's the story [00:28:59] Kelly: You know, with the, the name Tuti, I mean, obviously we love Italy. We've had a lot of great times over there and, you know, not just cycling, I mean, you know, food. So, we offer woodfired pizza. My wife Erin makes the dough homemade. We get vegetables and. Things that we need locally from, from farmer's markets and ranches and things like that. And so we offer that if guests wanna book that with us, they, they can add that on to their stay. We have a, a coffee bar out back with a rocket espresso machine another Italian sort of touch there. If people want, you know, great coffee in the morning, we can do that. Each suite has its own kitchen. So, you know, some people like to cook and we wanna, we want to. Facilitate that as well. But then that's kind of where we end things because we also want people to, to go and support some of the local businesses here that we have in Clinton. It's a small little village. It's 600 people ish. At the moment, there's a few little restaurants and, and things like that. So, our attitude is that yeah, obviously come stay with us and we stay gravel specific and, you know, look after people in that regard and a few other little things, Woodard pizza and, and coffee. But we also want people to go to, you know, Check out some of the, the other places in town, there's a pub right across the street. Yeah. We love when our guests go over there, have some beers and we don't have the attitude that, you know, Hey, these are our guests, you know, don't go to other businesses or whatever, because. That's just not you know, our attitude and our spirit behind you know, our business. So, and yeah, it's great. People come and, you know, stay with us and then, yeah, they're free to do what works best for them. And we kind of like the ALA carte sort of, way of doing things. Hey, you might not need coffee or whatever, you know, or wood fired pizza. That's cool. But if you do, Hey, we can, we can work that out. So [00:30:46] Craig Dalton: And then are you, are you offering rental bikes there or are people bringing their own [00:30:50] Kelly: Yep. People bring their bikes. But yeah, we do have rental bikes yeah. To name, drop our, our bikes or land yachts bikes from Vancouver. They're a great supporter of our business. We've been with them from day one using their bikes. We've got some custom bikes for ourselves, but yeah, they make some great Rental bikes for us and for us to get rental bikes as a small business at this time when there's such a bike sort of crunch, so to speak. Yeah, they pulled out all the stops to get us six bikes this year, really beautiful steel steel bikes, and yeah, it's great. We can You know, have our guests, you know, have an experience on their bikes if they've never tried one of their bikes, but we're getting internationals as well now. So, some of those folks we had our first Italian fly over here and he was here for five days and yeah, he rented a bike cause he didn't wanna travel with one. So bike rental's big for us. And yeah, E E gravel is something else we really want to get into as well. Because I think it's It's such a great thing to get more people on bikes, you know, and great for storytelling too, with brands because yeah, they're just fantastic for sure. [00:31:53] Craig Dalton: Yeah, it's so nice. You know, on a, on a family holiday to be able to pair up maybe incompatible riders with one on an e-bike and one on a pedal bike. So that's certainly a good option. Speaking of international travels, if someone's coming to the, in internationally, where do they fly into and how long of a drive is it from that airport? [00:32:12] Kelly: Yeah, I would say most people would fly into Vancouver. We've had a few people fly into Seattle and then cross the border and then come up that way. Just say from Vancouver. You know how traffic can be, but you know, four or five hours kind of thing, you know, a really, you know, beautiful drive with options. There's, there's a couple of different ways to, to get up here. A lot of people would probably choose to go up through Whistler. And come this way. And we get some mountain bikers too, that are cyclist. Let's call 'em cyclists, not just mountain bikers, but people that are riding mountain bikes and they ride gravel too. Right. So they come up through Whistler, you know, maybe do a ride and then continue on to Clinton. So I'd say Vancouver, but other than that cam loops would be just over an hour away. And it's a, it's a fairly good sized regional airport with really easy access. [00:33:01] Craig Dalton: Yeah, that makes sense. I certainly see the value of stopping off at Whistler for a few runs on the way that would, that would be [00:33:09] Kelly: bet. Yeah. I mean, yeah, we're we, we mountain bike too. So, I mean, of course we, we focus on gravel, but we're cyclist. And yeah, mountain biking's great. Gravel's great. It's all great. So yeah, I mean, a lot of our guests do other disciplines of, of cycling. But to us, I mean, our sales pitch on gravel to people that maybe haven't tried it yet is you know, this isn't just, I guess our opinion, this is our, you know, three years in business meeting, a lot of people, you know, guests coming to stay with us and, you know, chatting about what they think gravel is or whatever, over a few beers and the backyard having a campfire. Really gravel. I've not seen another discipline in cycling some, you know, someone you could correct me if I'm wrong, that really could, it can, you know, pull in people from all different You know, disciplines of cycling, you know, the roadies, get it, the triathletes are, are, you know, maybe not wanting to go to Whistler to go ride the bike park, you know, for the most part, but Hey, gravel, they get it. They love the speed, you know, suffering, whatever it is. We've had iron man, you know, triathletes, come here, this love suffering. These guys are crazy what they do. So, you know, and then mountain bikers, get it, you know, too because they love being off road. You know, most mountain bikers. Aren't. Riding on, on highways and things like that. So, and then a lot of new people, it's just incredible. We'll see you know, new cyclists here buying their first bike, excuse me. And you know, we're just, you know, doing some research and, and whatnot and say, Hey, like, you know, you've cycled a lot before you're new to cycling. It's like, Nope, I just bought a gravel bike. My friend told me that's what I should get because they're awesome. And it looks like a good time. And, you know, we get a lot of people from urban centers. So, yeah, gravel bike. I mean, yeah, you can use it for, of course gravel cycling but you know, commuting, urban assault, bike, packing, whatever. So they're very versatile. So that's, that's really been a, mindblower seeing people for their first bike to go and, and buy a gravel bike. So truly to us back to that rant is gravel cycling. I truly believe is, is the center of cycling, you know, put that out there, but that's what we've, we've seen, you know, that's what we've seen with our guests. [00:35:14] Craig Dalton: Yeah, yeah. A hundred percent. I mean, I agree with all those points and it's just it's such an inviting part of the sport that gives you the versatility to go wherever you wanna take it. So I'm certainly sold. Obviously, everybody listening to this podcast is on the same page. Kelly totally appreciate giving me the overview of the in. I think it's an exciting concept. As I said in the opening, like I do really love the idea of gravel travel and I think from everything I've seen from where you're located, I don't doubt it's gonna be some great riding up there. So I look forward to getting up there and I wish you well, that's going to do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. I hope you enjoyed that conversation with Kelly and learning more about the riding in Clinton, Canada, and the two D gravel in big thanks to our sponsor logos components and their new omnium wheel set. Check them out at www.logoscomponents.com. If you're interested in connecting with the podcast, I encourage you to join the ridership that's www.theridership.com. It's a free online cycling community where you can interact with myself and athletes from around the world. If you're interested in supporting the podcast, please visit buy me a coffee.com/the gravel ride. We're ratings and reviews are hugely appreciated. Until next time. Here's to finding some dirt under your wheels  

Marvel Movie Minute
CATFA 028: And YOU Get a Bottle of Schnapps!

Marvel Movie Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 17:37


In this minute of Joe Johnston's 2011 film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,' Dr. Erskine finally wraps up his monologue to Steve, asking him to always stay a good man. They toast and Erskine drinks all the Schnapps, then we transition via Wagner back to the Alps.

Visionary Life
232 Ask Me Anything (AMA) - Social Media, Mountain Biking, My Education Background

Visionary Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 29:54


Welcome to an Ask Me Anything!In this question, I take questions from my Instagram Account and answer them.The questions include:What is my educational background?How did I get into Mountain Biking?What is my favourite Social Media Platform?Why do I love camping and going on back-country canoe trips?How to connect with more clients to grow your businessAnd more!Learn more about The Visionary Method™ - Business & Marketing Coaching: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/tvm Connect with me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kelseyreidl_____Thanks for stopping by, visionary!I am a Business & Marketing Coach and the Founder of BecomeFullyBooked.com, a platform that I created to help business owners take their business from Half Booked to Fully Booked using growth frameworks and innovative marketing strategiesI also host the Visionary Life Podcast (https://kelseyreidl.com/podcast), a Top Canadian Business podcast that has been producing weekly episodes with some of Canada's Top Entrepreneurs since 2018.I have spoken about Marketing at companies like Google, Salesforce and Bumble -  and it is my mission to make marketing FUN again, without relying on Complicated ClickFunnels or Expensive Facebook AdsWhen I am not creating content to inspire the Visionary Community, I can be found adventuring on my Mountain Bike, Paddleboarding down the river in my backyard, or traveling the world with my Husband Dave in search of the best coffee shops and craziest experiences (jumping through Swiss Canyons and snowboarding the Alps are some of my favorite memories, to date)_____Other Places You Can Find Me:Website: https://kelseyreidl.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/kelseyreidl TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kelseyreidl YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm6GxNswhOb71dxiCSv_nSQ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/kelseyreidl/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-reidl-1aba1a31/ Podcast Show Notes: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/podcast Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2qb0bwSPypHKf1jrjnVlx4?si=12b7b832515540e0 Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/visionary-life-canadian-business-podcast/id1333216975 Podcast on all other apps: https://link.chtbl.com/visionarylife Become Fully Booked™ 2 Hour Implementation Workshop to Find More Clients: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/shop/p/become-fully-booked  

The ALPS In Brief Podcast
ALPS In Brief — Episode 65: Cybersecurity Services for Solo and Small Law Firms

The ALPS In Brief Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 26:03


In this episode of ALPS In Brief, Mark and the founders of Sensei Enterprises discuss cybersecurity options and support for solo and small law firms. Somebody's got to take care of you and that's just what they do. Transcript: MARK BASSINGTHWAIGHTE: Hello, I am Mark Bassingthwaighte, the risk manager here at ALPS, and welcome to ALPS In Brief, the podcast that comes to you from the historic Florence Building in beautiful downtown Missoula, Montana. I am back from a trip into the home office in Missoula, and back in the satellite office here in Florida, and have with me two folks that I've just had the joy and pleasure of getting to know over the years, and the privilege to work with a few times over the years at various ABA events, and it's just been a lot of fun. MARK: Please help me in welcoming Sharon Nelson and John Simek. Sharon and John are President and Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, which is really the heart of the topic we're going to talk about today. Before we jump into some of the questions and things I'd like us to visit about Sharon and John, may I have each of you take a couple of minutes and share whatever you'd like to share about yourselves? What would help our listeners get to know you a bit better? SHARON NELSON: I'll start, and then I'll turn it over to John. What we do at Sensei Enterprise is managed information technology, managed cybersecurity services, and digital forensics. We have three branches, and that means we're running a fire station without a Dalmatian here, so there's always emergencies. It gets very difficult to keep all the balls in the air. We are also married with six children and 10 grandchildren. We're together all day and all night too. MARK: I love it. JOHN SIMEK: You didn't tell [inaudible 00:01:53], you're a lawyer though. SHARON: Oh well. JOHN: Do they care? SHARON: Maybe. John is the veteran technologist and I am the lawyer, and that's why we decided to work together when we started the company some 25 years ago, more than that now, just a little bit. John was the talent and I was the lawyer/marketer who could sell ice cubes to Eskimos, so that worked out really well for us both. JOHN: I'm not a lawyer, as you can probably tell. I'm an engineer by degree, and been involved in technology informally even before the internet. I remember that presidential candidate that was trying to create [inaudible 00:02:40]. Whatever, but back in the days of the modems and all that stuff. But I have a lot of technical certifications, formal training as well. I guess a lot of people think that I should be wearing a pocket protector and have a propeller head. But yeah, as Sharon said, I do the technology stuff, testifying expert as well, because of the forensics and all that. I just got done with a deposition a couple weeks ago that was really entertaining, at least to me, but not for the other attorney. SHARON: That's how it's always supposed to turn out. I forgot to say Mark, that I was the President of the Virginia State Bar a few years ago. That was [inaudible 00:03:25]. JOHN: That's how we ended up in Montana one year. SHARON: Yeah, that's how we ended up coming to see you folks out in Montana. MARK: Indeed. That's right. That was a good time. SHARON: It was a wonderful time. JOHN: I did go fishing when we were out there. MARK: There we go. Boy, there's no place better. You want to talk about some quiet country time on the river with a fly? A lot of fun. One of the things that I've never really visited with you guys about, I'm genuinely very interested. Sharon, you've talked, years ago, you've been a lawyer for quite some time. How did you make this jump? Was that always the plan to go into this Sensei Enterprise type business, the alternative practice, a non-traditional track if you will? How did this all come about? SHARON: Life is full of accidents. As I was a young [inaudible 00:04:22]. JOHN: We're experts at that. SHARON: Oh yeah. When my first child was born, her condition required me to stay home through several surgeries and several years. She's fine, but I ended up working from home as a lawyer. And then, later on after I had been a lawyer and been seriously involved in the Bar Association, I had this very nice man who taught technology to anyone at colleges, and he was helping me computerize my law practice back in the '80s. I was pretty wired up for a solo. But then, he got relocated because of his job, and I said, "What am I going to do without you?" And he said, "Well, I've got this friend down the street, and he's really brilliant, but he's a pain in the butt." And he said, "But I'll set up a lunch, and if you can stand him, then he could do a better job even than me." SHARON: I met him for lunch, I could stand him, and so, we started out with him helping me with my law practice technology. Ultimately, he had always wanted his own company, and he just looked at me one day and said, "You know, I could be the talent of a company, and you're a lawyer, and you can sell anybody anything, so why don't we hook up and form a company?" And that's how we got started. MARK: Wow. That's awesome. I love that. I love that. Oh my. Can you tell me a little bit about the types of services? You can a little highlight or overview, but can we dig in a little bit in terms of the types of services that you offer? I'm also interested, how would you describe your typical client? I know that you do a lot of work I think with businesses that are not just... You're not limiting your services in other words to law firms. Is what you have to offer, would it be useful, beneficial to solo small firm lawyers around the country? SHARON: We actually are devoted to solo small firm lawyers, not that they are an exclusive client roster. We have a client that has over a thousand people. JOHN: Not a legal entity. SHARON: No, not a legal entity. But in any event, we do all sizes. But we have a special feeling in our hearts for the needs of the solo small, because most companies are not interested in them. They don't really want them, because they can't get much of a profit out of them. JOHN: They might have some minimum. Unless you've got 10 bodies or more, they're not interested to even talk to you. SHARON: And so, somebody has got to take care of these people, so we really specialize in finding cost-effective things that they can use to do what they need to do. That's been something that we've been celebrated for, is that we do take care of solo and smalls along with the bigger firms. It's been a mix, Mark, and I really feel strongly about that because I was a solo myself, and I know how hard it was to get competent help and to get things that you could afford. And now that cybersecurity is so important, it's really critical that the solo and small firms have people to guide them in a way that's budget-friendly, because this stuff can be really expensive. MARK: Yeah, I'm well aware. What types of services can you help? If I'm just a solo stuck here in Florida, or Montana, or Iowa, what can you do for me? JOHN: Basically, we do an assessment, an initial assessment, come in there to see what you've got going, and is it appropriate? Should we forklift some things? Are you in the Cloud even? Because today, it's so much more affordable and flexible to be in the Cloud. SHARON: And secure, more secure. JOHN: Maybe you should be considering that. We do have some clients that are remote, up in Massachusetts as well as down the coast, and we can do a lot of things remotely. Sometimes though, you do have to have boots on the ground, and some folks might have a local person if they need hands-on to something. But generally no, we can get equipment, we can figure it, we can ship it, do all that. But essentially, get you in a position where you're a heck of a lot more secure with your technology. SHARON: And you're getting good recommendations from us about what [inaudible 00:09:08]. JOHN: Stability, backup. SHARON: Practice management systems, document management. We can help them work with the companies who have appropriate pricing for solo and small. That's really our niche, is to be able to do that for those people. The solo and smalls are really neglected. JOHN: But it really is a unique thing though, because there's not a template. You can't go to the green drawer and pull out a system for a solo. SHARON: No. I mean, they all have different needs. JOHN: They've got different needs, different things that are important to them, different types of practice, their workflows are different. We really do try to, as Sharon said, customize and make sure that they do have a cost-effective solution. The other advantage I think we have is that we know a lot about the law, and a lot about what lawyers' responsibilities are, and what their- SHARON: And what's ethical. And what's ethical has changed, Mark. In today's world, you have to take reasonable measures to protect client data and confidential data. These days, we have gotten to the point where one reasonable measure is having two-factor authentication, because it's almost always free. It comes with Office 365, which so many solo smalls use. You just have to turn it on. That's where of course the problem comes. JOHN: That's got to be really hard. SHARON: It's the convenience factor, though. They want to get right in. They don't want to have to get a text on their phone, or push a button on their phone. JOHN: Type a code. SHARON: Type a code, and whatever it is. There's all kinds of two-factor authentication obviously, and you have to help them get past the I don't want the extra step to, I have to have the extra step, because ethics demands this of me, because multifactor authentication stops almost 100% of credential-based account attacks. You don't get us that much better than that. JOHN: Especially not when it's free. SHARON: Yes, especially when it's free to do. You just have to put up with one little annoying thing that you have to do. JOHN: You can trust devices too, so it's not every time. You don't have to do this 30 days, or whatever it is, whatever the period of time is. A lot of folks I don't think realize that. They think when they hear this, they go, "No, I'm not going to do this every darn time I connect." You don't have to. SHARON: You said, tell a story. Here's a story. We've been able to successfully convince most of our law firm clients that they must ethically do this. There were several who protested, and they dragged their feet, and they dragged their feet, and then one of them got hit by ransomware. That's what happens when you don't take some advice. First thing they said was, "Okay, we got hit. We were attacked. I guess you were right about that 2FA thing, so could you come back and fix that for us now?" MARK: Hard lesson learned, but boy is it a good lesson once they understand it. I'm hearing you can do lots of advising and guidance on terms of how to become secure, taking into consideration regulations we're subject to, the ethical rules, et cetera. I just had somebody call me up yesterday about, they were talking about some other things, and a side question came out. It's a solo setting up her own firm, and she's interested, are there services and people out there that can help monitor the systems to give you a heads up? Her question was, how do I know if I'm breached? Can you help them answer that, or help them deal with that risk? SHARON: You have today an ethical obligation to monitor for a breach. That's pretty much been established. Now that you know you have to monitor, that's one reason why we are a managed service provider, because we have all sorts of alarms, and alerts, and we check things like backups to make sure everything is going the way it should. JOHN: There's a lot of automation. SHARON: There's a lot of automation. The thing is, when something goes wrong, we'll get a notice, so the lawyer is protected by having the managed services and the alerts that will go to their provider. That way, they know right away, they can usually fix it right away, or if the power is out or something like that, they have to wait until power comes back obviously. But that's why you want someone watching over all of this for you, because the average lawyer has no idea what any of these alerts mean. These things go off, and they're clueless. You want that in the hands of a professional, and it's not very expensive to get it. And so, this idea of endpoint detection and response, this is another thing that we would say is reasonably required in order for you to monitor for those breaches. JOHN: It's not just monitoring, it's also- SHARON: React. JOHN: Yeah, it reacts to it. Artificial intelligence is a part of what the tool uses, in conjunction with human beings in a security operation center. If you get a ransomware attack as an example, or there's some rogue process that comes and starts and the system sees that, wait a minute, this is outside of baseline operation, and it can even automatically take the device off the wire, off the network. But they have, at least the solutions that we're implementing for our clients, it has a rollback capability. If it's got a problem, and you say, "Shoot, you know what? Let's go back to 30 minutes ago," and put your system back into a state before this happened, and we've got that ability. SHARON: It's really kind of magic to lawyers. As much as we try to explain it, and John did in fairly simple terms, they really don't get it. They just get that the magic works. MARK: Right. That's okay. They don't need to get it. If they have somebody like you behind the scenes taking care of it, they just need to make sure these kinds of things are in play or in place. May I also assume that if I have, I do stupid on my laptop, and I get hit with something that we talk about ransomware as a classic example, are you also offering services to help me address and deal with these kinds of breaches? SHARON: Absolutely. That's what you do. JOHN: I do want to point out though Mark, all the technology and things that we do do, you cannot fix a human being. MARK: Right. Oh boy. SHARON: Who clicks on a phishing email or a phishing text? JOHN: Sharon talked about a story. We had a story from... What's today? Thursday. I think it was either Friday, or it was no longer than a week ago. We've got all these things in place, the software, [inaudible 00:16:33], whatever, and yet we've got a lawyer that gets this message, and then he actually initiates a phone call- SHARON: To the bad guys. JOHN: To the bad guys, and then is carrying on this conversation, and under his own ID, he's opening up his machine to this caller, and I'm going, "I can't stop that." SHARON: They finally asked him to enter some bank information- JOHN: And he got suspicious. SHARON: Then he finally got suspicious and severed the connection. JOHN: He called us and we said, "Whoa, hold on." SHARON: But that kind of thing happens a whole lot. People do stupid stuff, and of course now everybody is on their phone a lot, and so the phishing via text has become a big deal. They call that smishing. People will fall for that. They'll get something that says, "You just made a purchase for $500, and if you didn't make this purchase, you've got to do this, or call there." JOHN: Click here or whatever. SHARON: Whatever. Don't click. Don't call. People are not thinking. MARK: I'm hearing we have full service, which I'm not surprised, but I just want to underscore all of this. John, you raised a very, very good point. I'm often writing and lecturing about some similar things. Regardless of what IT does, we still have to deal with the reality of the human factor. You can't patch that. You can't. We have to do some training here. Is that something you guys do as well? Are there any training resources available for solo small firms? SHARON: The best training resource I know of is somebody who is not in your own company, in your own law firm. It's somebody from the outside who carries a bigger bat and has a reputation. That's why we started out long ago doing cybersecurity awareness training for law firm employees, and we do it remotely, which of course people have gotten used to that now. We have a PowerPoint, and we talk through the PowerPoint. We only charge $500 for an hour. Trust me, they can't absorb more than one hour, because this stuff is complicated, and they have to pay attention. An hour is about right. You might want to do it more than once a year. You might want to do it twice a year. At $500, most law firms can afford that, even the solos and the small firms, because it's a whole firm price. We're there for an hour, and we answer questions as we go along, but we can show them the phishing emails and all the stuff. We talk about social engineering, and all the stupid stuff they do, like sharing and reusing passwords. JOHN: The latest attacks. SHARON: The latest attacks. We [inaudible 00:19:30] the latest information. Nonetheless, people forget. The stat that's most interesting to me, Mark, is that over 80% of successful attacks involve a human in some way or another. MARK: Right. Good stuff. One of the reasons I really was excited about visiting with the two of you again, is to try to find or create awareness about resources that are out there, because there are so many places where there is, if you will, nothing locally. When you talk about this preventative educational piece, just as an example, at $500 a pop, I sit here and say, as a risk guy, two or three times a year? That's chump change, and absolutely essential to do in my mind, when I compare the potential loss of time, worry, money, data, all kinds of things, if somebody just does something stupid and clicks on the wrong thing, and we get hit with ransomware, and it's all gone, locked up. JOHN: I think the other requirements you're going to have Mark too though, and what we're seeing a lot of, is that the cyberinsurance carriers are now in their renewals and in their applications, they want to know, are you getting training for your employees? SHARON: That's one of the questions, and they don't want to hear no, or they might charge you more, or they might offer you less coverage. We've seen it all. Cyberinsurance is driving the solo and small firms crazy. MARK: Here's one as a side comment following up on that, please folks, if you're filling out these applications, don't lie. If you say you're doing something, and a policy is issued based on those representations, it's just the same as malpractice insurance or anything else. If it turns out you aren't having these trainings and you don't do these other things that you say you are doing or have in place, that's going to jeopardize coverage. Just a little side note there, be very careful and honest about answering this. I don't want to keep you too much longer, and I really, really appreciate you taking some time today. Could we close maybe with some thoughts about what are the top two or three things that you think lawyers in this space need to be concerned about, focused on perhaps, and/or a tip or two to address these kinds of things? Just a quick wrap. SHARON: Are you talking about cybersecurity in particular, Mark? MARK: Yes. JOHN: I think Sharon has talked about the things that certainly are really high on my list, and that's the multifactor authentication, the EDR systems, endpoint detection response. SHARON: And an incident response plan, which only 36% of attorneys have an incident response plan, and it is so critical, because if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. That's an old chestnut of a line, but it's really true. You have got to have a plan, and you probably need somebody to consult with you a little bit, because there's no absolute template out there that fits everybody. You can start with one, but you really need to have somebody who knows what they're doing help you out with developing a plan. It's not all that hard, it's just that people don't do it. And then, if they do do it, then they leave it to molder, and of course nothing stays the same in this world, especially cybersecurity. In a year, if you haven't looked at it and done anything with it, some portion of it is probably quite obsolete. JOHN: But I think the critical foundation for that whole thing, before you even get down to saying, how am I going to respond, what does my IRP look like, is inventorying your assets and your data. If you don't know you have it, you can't protect it. MARK: That is an excellent point. Yes. That's absolutely an excellent point. I appreciate your time here. Before we wrap it up, I do want to give you a moment to share. If any of our listeners have a need and desire to reach out to you to discuss the kinds of things that you can help them out with, how can they get a hold of you guys? SHARON: Our phone number is 703-359-0700, and our website is senseient.com, or of course you could search Sensei Enterprises. We have all different kinds of folks in the office, and we'll funnel you to the right people. Very happy to do that, and always happy to have a no-cost consult if people have some questions they'd like to ask. We do a lot of that at the beginning, and then it turns out that they do in fact have a need, which is harmonious for us both. But if it doesn't work out, at least we've tried to help. And so, we would encourage that, Mark. I hope that's helpful. MARK: Yes, it is very much so. To those of you listening, I hope you found something of value out of today's podcast. My intent again today, I just am trying to find solutions. I get so many calls of, who do I turn to? This is a rough space at times, and lawyers just feel left out and unsure who to reach to. I assure you, these two and the business they have, these are good folk, and it's a great business. I would not hesitate reaching out at any time. John, Sharon, thank you very much for joining me today. John, good fishing, and hope you guys take care of those grandkids and kids. Boy, that's a busy, crazy life, but I'm sure it's exciting. That's just awesome. I'll let you get back to it, guys. Thank you for listening. Bye-bye, all. SHARON: Thank you very much. JOHN: Bye-bye. MARK: Bye-bye.

URSA
September 2022: Fist Fighting Pilots and The Moth Ball

URSA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 70:56


This month URSA brings you news on the Air France pilots who are currently suspended for having an in-flight fist fight, how the lower snowfall in the Alps is revealing 50 year old plane wreckage and more. We also discuss the lack of European presence at the recent Africa Climate Summit, how Hungary is protesting deforestation and what the rising temperatures are doing to European wine production. Our first feature piece comes from our very own Julia Joubert. In a 2021 episode of All Boats, we explored the Deutsche Wohnen & Co. Enteignen movement and how the community helped to pass a housing referendum in Berlin. Now, in a new stage of her own life and with the help of Matti of Kotti Und Co, Julia revisits the conversation and its lessons, to figure out how she can bring a “connection to community” to the fore. We then share a segment of Dear Poetry, an Audible Original Podcast from Berlin-based producer and journalist, Luisa Beck. In this piece, a listener is looking for true love, and poet Luther Hughes turns to a poem from Paul Tran to provide her with advice and a little hope. Then, we have our food correspondent, Jane Silver of Exberliner, who joins us to chat about the fall of the Berlin gastropub, the wine bars that are serving excellent food with their spirits, and Markthalle Pfefferberg's fantastic new taco restaurant. As always, culture correspondent Jonny Tiernan of LOLA Magazine shares the best Berlin events to hit up in September, from Berlin Art Week to the charity House of Lunacy event and Ghost Town, a concert series exploring the now-closed venues we used to love. Finally, this month's artist spotlight showcases a song from local duo, Ducks! Our theme music is from Lucas Carey, with audio from Epidemic Sound. Cover art by Sian Amber Fletcher. This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio. Special thanks to our featured producers Julia Joubert, and Luisa Beck of Dear Poetry. Thanks also to our Food & Culture correspondents, Jane Silver of Exberliner and Jonny Tiernan of LOLA. If you're a producer based in Europe and have an idea for an URSA story, we'd love to hear from you! We're always accepting new pitches.Support for this podcast comes from our Patreon - if you like URSA and all the incredible stories that come with it - then please consider supporting us at patreon.com/ursapodcast. The price you'd spend on a flat white in Kreuzberg would go to supporting us and our contributors each month, for the hard work that goes into bringing you this show.

Becoming Ultra
My First Ultra: 58 Dreama Walton

Becoming Ultra

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 55:20


Dreama Walton is an experienced mountain athlete with hundreds of miles spent in the Alps, multiple ultra-marathons in the desert landscapes of the Canary Islands, and day to day training in the upper altitudes of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, she is well aware of the kind of innate desire and commitment it takes to be an endurance athlete. She knows what an important role diet before, during, and after training and competition play in overall wellbeing. She has experienced firsthand the limitations placed on her with poor hydration, using ill designed equipment, and a lack of a level head when things don't go as planned. She has accepted that running during bad weather is her way of paying dues for running during the good days. Running on no sleep rewards her by letting her see pieces of this planet that most people will only have the opportunity to see on the discovery channel. Pushing her body and mind allows her to see what the human animal is capable of when she reaches the end of a challenging race. The elation she feels when the race is done is the reward for hours, days, and weeks of training. This is why she loves ultra-running so much. It allows you to see that the only limits we have as humans we place on ourselves. Dreama is also a mother to an amazing little girl and loves showing her that we can do difficult things and that if she wants something bad enough, she too can put in the work to achieve it.   On this podcast Dreama talks about some of the struggles she has faced in her life and how they shaped her strong work ethic as a runner and in life.  We also discuss balancing being a single parent and chasing big goals.  Dreama is a very strong mountain climber so of course we had to talk nutrition. We felt so inspired after talking to Dreama.  She has found a nice balance and figured out how to keep the focus on happiness and love.  We are excited to follow along with her summer adventures!   IG- @dreamawalton

The Cycling Europe Podcast
Episode 059: Le Grand Tour, Part 8 – The Rhine Cycle Route / EuroVelo 15

The Cycling Europe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 119:03


The Cycling Europe Podcast continues to follow Andrew Sykes as he concludes his ‘Grand Tour' cycle around Europe. In this episode of the podcast, after completing his ride along the Via Rhôna / EuroVelo 17 in Andermatt, Switzerland, he sets off to cycle the Rhine from its source high in the Alps to the North Sea at Rotterdam. His journey takes him along the Rhine valley in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, France, Germany and The Netherlands meeting friends and strangers as he pedals. Will the Rhine Cycle Route (EuroVelo 15) live up to its reputation as one of the best cycling routes in Europe? And will he make it back to the Hook of Holland - the place where he started his journey over two months ago - in time for his ferry home to the UK? This is not just a cycle touring story; it's a race against time! The music is by Rob Ainsley. 

Sound Opinions
Phoebe Bridgers Live & Songs About the Sea

Sound Opinions

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 51:03 Very Popular


This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about oceans, lakes and rivers. Plus, we revisit a conversation and live performance at the Goose Island Tap Room in Chicago with singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9TBecome a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvcSign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnGMake a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lUSend us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah  Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Featured Songs:Neil Young, "I'm the Ocean," Mirror Ball, Reprise, 1995Phoebe Bridgers, "Smoke Signals," Stranger in the Alps, Dead Oceans, 2017Enya, "Orinoco Flow," Watermark, Warner Music, 1988Led Zeppelin, "The Ocean," Houses of the Holy, Atlantic, 1973Frank Ocean, "Moon River," Moon River (Single), Boys Don't Cry, 2018Nova Mob, "Admiral of the Sea," The Last Days of Pompeii, Rough Trade, 1991The Beach Boys, "Sail On, Sailor," Holland, Reprise, 1973The Velvet Underground, "Ocean," VU, Verve, 1985Procol Harum, "A Salty Dog," A Salty Dog, Regal Zonophone, A&M, 1969Otis Redding, "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay," The Dock of the Bay, Volt, 1968PJ Harvey, "Down By The Water," To Bring You My Love, Direct Brands, 1995Talking Heads, "Take Me to the River," More Songs About Buildings and Food, Sire, 1978Phoebe Bridgers, "Motion Sickness," Stranger in the Alps, Dead Oceans, 2017Phoebe Bridgers, "Scott Street (Live on Sound Opinions)," Stranger in the Alps, Dead Oceans, 2017Phoebe Bridgers, "Funeral," Stranger in the Alps, Dead Oceans, 2017Phoebe Bridgers, "Chelsea," Stranger in the Alps, Dead Oceans, 2017Phoebe Bridgers, "Steamroller," Killer, Pax Am, 2015Phoebe Bridgers, "Demi Moore," Stranger in the Alps, Dead Oceans, 2017Phoebe Bridgers, "Killer," Killer, Pax Am, 2015Phoebe Bridgers, "You Missed My Heart," Stranger in the Alps, Dead Oceans, 2017Phoebe Bridgers, "Smoke Signals (Live on Sound Opinions)," Stranger in the Alps, Dead Oceans, 2017Pedro the Lion, "First Drum Set," Havasu, Polyvinyl, 2022

On The Green Fence
The Rhine as a symbol of identity

On The Green Fence

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 34:54


The river Rhine has played a crucial role in Europe's history and development, shaping the people and towns along its banks. But just what makes this river so special and how is old Father Rhine's role developing amid climate change?

Purple Patch Podcast
Episode 232: Lessons and Insights from the Haute Route Alps

Purple Patch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 39:58 Very Popular


Fresh from the Haute Route Alps, Ironman Coach Matt Dixon returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on the experience, the lessons he gleaned from the 7-day event, and how to apply them to your athletic pursuits. The conversation covers training versus race execution and a look at the principles and elements of Matt's preparation as a time-starved athlete that supported his performance. (22:19) "I think I arrived at the race really vibrant and healthy. We always talked about fit and fresh. I think I actually managed to succeed in doing that. And that was really beneficial for me. The challenge was the mental test. Every single day I finished I thought, goodness me, I've just done too much damage to myself today. But the interesting thing about these is not judging yourself, not buckling mentally, and just maintaining a curious mind of what is the body going to pay me back with. And every day the body responded for myself and the rest of our team. And it was -- I just felt fresh every day." Matt walks us through the Haute Route with a look at his approach to the challenges of the ride and offers his five key takeaways and lessons from the experience. 5 Lessons from the Haute Route: (26:08) The importance of taking on a scary challenge (29:13) Prepare effectively without it dominating life (30:50) The critical importance of training self-management (33:38) A methodology and Coaching Matters (35:38) Being a part of something amplifies everything This episode aims to provide insight into approaching a multi-day event and provides principles and insights you can apply to your training approach towards your athletic challenge.   Episode Timestamps 0:00 - 03:09 Welcome and Episode Introduction 3:20 - The Meat and Potatoes - Episode 232: Lessons and Insights From the Haute Route Alps Purple Patch Video Podcast and More Free Live Webinar - Free Speed: Essential Strategies to Help You Align Trained Potential with Race-Day Performance Training Camp - 2022 St.George Triathlon Camp Training Camp - 2023 Kona Triathlon Camp Learn More About The Haute Route Learn More About Precision Fuel and Hydration Use the code PURPLEPATCH_SQ93 on Precision Fuel and Hydration products Learn More About FuelIn Purple Patch Coaching Consultation Training Camp - 2022 St.George Triathlon Camp The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit Purple Patch and Episode Resources This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20 Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program Join Bike Squad - Don't just exercise and work out; learn to train with our structured online cycling program Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming Purple Patch Swim Analysis Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

2 Ales and Hockey Tales with Wally
Episode 201 Carlo Finucci

2 Ales and Hockey Tales with Wally

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 120:17


-Hanging up the wheels and preparing to join the real world -Being happy and finding a home in Fife, Scotland -Winning it all in your hometown of Burnaby, BC and running a muck as a 20 year old -Eating Caribou and living outdoors in the dark with Alaska-Fairbanks University -Still getting better and dominating Romania and the Alps in Cortina, Italy

I'll Try That Podcast
109 - Jubel Beer | Peach, Elderflower and Grapefruit Beers

I'll Try That Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022


This week, the boys heads to the Alps in their Aprés gear as they try a Demi Peche inspired beer by Jubel Beers. In the Hop Topic, Joe brings us the latest beer news from Australia involving their new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and a rock concert.Be sure to follow Jubel Beers

ActionPacked
Verbier in Summer – for Hiking, Golf and Mountain Biking

ActionPacked

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 24:56 Transcription Available


Most people don't truly appreciate the glory of the Alps that's revealed when the snow melts, the cows leave their winter quarters and chew the cud in meadows and high pastures sprinkled with flowers. They also fight each other!Music: © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

The Runner's World UK Podcast
Sophie Raworth: Running the OCC

The Runner's World UK Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 21:28 Very Popular


BBC broadcaster Sophie Raworth recently swapped the studio for the mountains as she took on the 55km OCC in Chamonix, France. She talks about how she fits in her training around a high-pressured job and why anyone heading to the Alps to race should spend some quality time with a stair-climber. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Visionary Life
231 How to speak on stages & deliver an amazing customer experience

Visionary Life

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 40:55


This week, I'm sitting down with Marc Gordon: a marketing expert, award winning keynote speaker & internationally recognized thought leader in the field of customer experience. And, I'm asking him about EACH of these 3 things!I wanted to know HOW he became a marketing expert, he shares tons of tips for those who aspire to speak on stages like he does, and he gives us the rundown of what's required to manage your customers expectations and have a great customer experience inside of your business.We talk about:Customer ExperienceCustomers call you when they're not delivering the experience they want - what are some of the side effects of not having a great customer experience?How did you become one of the world's most respected thought leaders on customer experience,Products and services have become commodities that can be bought, sold and forgotten about. But the experience is what stays. Can you describe what a 10/10 experience might look like?How can we deal with upset customers or manage expectationsSpeaking:What have you learned about the art of public speaking & delivering impactful presentations from stageAny tips for delivering a memorable keynote?How do you fight nerves going on stageIn your opinion, what's 1 essential quality of a great public speaker?You've appeared on a variety of news outlets, stages, podcasts, radio etc.How did you begin to get Media Exposure on your brand?What tips would you offer to a listener who aspires to put their message on mainstream media, like you have? Where do they begin?Running Your Business Today...What does a current ‘week in the life' look like for youIs there a tool / tip / resource that helps you run your business smoothly?Anything exciting coming down the pipeline that you're working on?-Podcast Show Notes:Learn more about The Visionary Method™ - Business & Marketing Coaching: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/tvm Connect with me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/kelseyreidl_____Thanks for stopping by, visionary!I am a Business & Marketing Coach and the Founder of BecomeFullyBooked.com, a platform that I created to help business owners take their business from Half Booked to Fully Booked using growth frameworks and innovative marketing strategiesI also host the Visionary Life Podcast (https://kelseyreidl.com/podcast), a Top Canadian Business podcast that has been producing weekly episodes with some of Canada's Top Entrepreneurs since 2018.I have spoken about Marketing at companies like Google, Salesforce and Bumble -  and it is my mission to make marketing FUN again, without relying on Complicated ClickFunnels or Expensive Facebook AdsWhen I am not creating content to inspire the Visionary Community, I can be found adventuring on my Mountain Bike, Paddleboarding down the river in my backyard, or traveling the world with my Husband Dave in search of the best coffee shops and craziest experiences (jumping through Swiss Canyons and snowboarding the Alps are some of my favorite memories, to date)_____Other Places You Can Find Me:Website: https://kelseyreidl.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/kelseyreidl TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kelseyreidl YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm6GxNswhOb71dxiCSv_nSQ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/kelseyreidl/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-reidl-1aba1a31/ Podcast Show Notes: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/podcast Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2qb0bwSPypHKf1jrjnVlx4?si=12b7b832515540e0 Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/visionary-life-canadian-business-podcast/id1333216975 Podcast on all other apps: https://link.chtbl.com/visionarylife Become Fully Booked™ 2 Hour Implementation Workshop to Find More Clients: https://www.kelseyreidl.com/shop/p/become-fully-booked  

Finding the Thing
School Anxiety, Refusal, and Liquid Death

Finding the Thing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 26:06


Finding the Thing is a podcast about living as your best most authentic self, embracing difficulties, uncertainty and finding love and happiness within. If you love Brene Brown, or Glennon Doyle's We Can Do Hard Things, give us a listen. Think of our show like Ted Talks Daily but with Shannon and Emily weekly. In this episode, Shannon and Emily discuss school anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, performance, perfectionism, and emetophobia which can all lead to school refusal. Things to look out for when your child has anxiety are stomachaches, seeking reassurance, excessive concern about performance, and concern about others getting sick. Shannon tries Liquid Death water from the Alps. #liquiddeath #murderyourthirst #deathtoplastic #schoolanxiety #anxiety #exposure

Sound Opinions
Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club Drummer Chris Frantz

Sound Opinions

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 50:18 Very Popular


This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their conversation with Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club drummer Chris Frantz. They discuss his memoir, the dynamics of the Talking Heads and working with Brian Eno (ding!) The hosts also share some of their favorite Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club tracks. Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9TBecome a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvcSign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnGMake a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lUSend us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah  Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Featured Songs:Talking Heads, "Once In a Lifetime," Remain in Light, Sire, 1980Talking Heads, "New Feeling," Talking Heads: 77, Sire, 1977Talking Heads, "Pyscho Killer," Talking Heads: 77, Sire, 1977Talking Heads, "Pulled Up," Talking Heads: 77, Sire, 1977James Brown, "I'll Go Crazy," Live at the Apollo, King, 1963Talking Heads, "Don't Worry About the Government," Talking Heads: 77, Sire, 1977Tom Tom Club, "Genius of Love," Tom Tom Club, Sire, 1981Talking Heads, "And She Was," Little Creatures, Sire, 1985Talking Heads, "Take Me to the River," More Songs About Buildings and Food, Sire, 1978Al Green, "Take Me to the River," Al Green Explores Your Mind, Hi, 1974Talking Heads, "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)," Remain in Light, Sire, 1980Talking Heads, "The Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)," Speaking in Tongues, Sire, 1983Talking Heads, "I Zimbra," Fear of Music, Sire, 1979Tom Tom Club, "You Sexy Thing," Dark Sneak Love Action, Sire, 1991Talking Heads, "Slippery People (Live)," Stop Making Sense , Sire, 1984Talking Heads, "The Lady Don't Mind," Little Creatures, Sire, 1985Phoebe Bridgers, "Smoke Signals," Stranger in the Alps, Dead Oceans, 2017

Purple Patch Podcast
Special Edition: Racing the Haute Route Alps - STAGE 6 - Méribel to Megève

Purple Patch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 8:04


Welcome to day 7 of our Haute Route coverage. Today, the team takes on THE CLASSICS. Stage 6, the riders are headed for another climb of almost 4,000 meters as they traverse the switchbacks of the Col du Tra, before facing the Cormet de Roselend.  Matt couldn't resist and found his best ride of the course, Panos returns, Christopher attempts to add to his recent success, and Rob impresses everyone with his steady and sound performance.  Make also makes a friend along the way and enjoys some beautiful views as the Haute Route experience heads into its final day with Stage 7.  Be sure to check out our daily video breakdown of the day, every day, and follow us on all of our social media platforms for coverage of Matt's Journey. We'll have plenty of insights and observations from Matt along the way. Episode Timestamps Purple Patch Video Podcast and More Learn More About The Haute Route Learn More About Precision Fuel and Hydration FREE Live Webinar - Free Speed Training Camp - 2022 St.George Triathlon Camp Training Camp - 2023 Kona Triathlon Camp Purple Patch Coaching Consultation Training Camp - 2022 St.George Triathlon Camp The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit Purple Patch and Episode Resources This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20 Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program Join Bike Squad - Don't just exercise and work out; learn to train with our structured online cycling program Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming Purple Patch Swim Analysis Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

Purple Patch Podcast
Special Edition: Racing the Haute Route Alps - STAGE 7 - Megève to Megève

Purple Patch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 2:57


Welcome to the 8th and final day of our Haute Route Alps coverage as Matt and the Drunken Donkeys cross the finish line in Megève. Matt gives us a look at the team's last day of riding as the 7-day journey comes to a close. With one last 148km push through the Haute-Savoie, Matt and the gang make their way through the Col de l'Epine, Col de la Croix Fry, and Col des Aravis. We hear from the team after the day's climb, and Matt looks at what's to come as we round off our coverage of the Haute Route Alps.  Episode Timestamps Purple Patch Video Podcast and More Learn More About The Haute Route Learn More About Precision Fuel and Hydration FREE Live Webinar - Free Speed Training Camp - 2022 St.George Triathlon Camp Training Camp - 2023 Kona Triathlon Camp Purple Patch Coaching Consultation Training Camp - 2022 St.George Triathlon Camp The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit Purple Patch and Episode Resources This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20 Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program Join Bike Squad - Don't just exercise and work out; learn to train with our structured online cycling program Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming Purple Patch Swim Analysis Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events

Singletrack with Mathias Eichler and Douglas Scott
252: 'Live From Chamonix', with Keith Laverty

Singletrack with Mathias Eichler and Douglas Scott

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 67:56


Singletrack is live from Chamonix for UTMB. Well, sort of. Keith Laverty is calling in from the (almost) finish line during the biggest event in trail running, UTMB week. Keith is sharing his experiences crewing his runners, navigating the Alps for the first time, and some personal impressions of the atmosphere in town. We're hyped! This is big! LINKS Keith Laverty – Seattle Running Coach on Team Run Run Keith Laverty on Instagram UTMB live coverage GUESTS ON SINGLETRACK Alex Borsuk Hasenohr ran TDS 2021. Andrea Löw ran CCC 2021. Moritz auf der Heide was signed up for OCC this year but is injured. Matt Urbanski ran CCC in 2016 and DNF'ed this year's TDS. Maria Dalzot ran OCC in 2021 and is running CCC this year. Krissy Moehl won UTMB, in 2013 – the first UTMB ever. Hannes Namberger came in 6th last year at UTMB and is running in 2022, and sort of my secret favorite to win it all. Eva Sperger DNF'ed UTMB in 2019 and 2021 and Is running this year's race and is clearing in it for redemption. Connect with Singletrack on: Instagram Twitter Website

Open Country
Beefeater Bend on the Tour de France

Open Country

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 26:17


Over a decade ago, two friends from Essex decided to break off from work and drive down to the Alps. Neither knew much about cycling but the plan was to watch the Tour de France dressed in peaked caps and cravats. Probably best not to ask why. By 2014 when the race came to Yorkshire, they'd moved on to full Beefeater outfits - red jackets, black hats, white gloves, matching shades. They love dancing to europop at the side of the road, and in 2019 they were voted the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) fans of the year. Miles Warde joins the Beefeaters as they load up their shopping trolleys at the bottom of Alpe d'Huez for one of the toughest and hottest stages of this year's race. They are pushing up to Bend 20 where they'll reclaim a little space from a German called Herbert who has been looking after their beer, then set up their generators and loudspeakers and dance for six hours. Unlike other bends on the Alpe - Dutch Corner, Norwegian Corner, Cymru Corner - Beefeater Bend is completely non-national. Everyone is welcome, and everyone comes because everyone loves europop in the blistering sun. "The nicest programme I've made." Miles Warde

Purple Patch Podcast
Special Edition: Racing the Haute Route Alps - STAGE 5 - Méribel to Col de la Loze

Purple Patch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 5:04


Welcome to day 6 of our Haute Route coverage. Today, it's Matt and the Drunken Donkeys vs time. The team faces Stage 5, LOVE OR LOATHE LA LOZE, which hosts the time trial portion of the course, along with a 10km climb from Méribel to Col de la Loze. With a good start, the team takes on the inclines while taking in the natural beauty of the course. Matt faces a crossroads with only two stages left until Megève as Chris matches his intensity in Stage 4. With the end in reach, the riders look ahead to stage 6, which promises stunning views and challenging switchbacks. Be sure to check out our daily video breakdown of the day, every day, and follow us on all of our social media platforms for coverage of Matt's Journey. We'll have plenty of insights and observations from Matt along the way.   Episode Timestamps Purple Patch Video Podcast and More Learn More About The Haute Route FREE Live Webinar - Free Speed Training Camp - 2022 St.George Triathlon Camp Training Camp - 2023 Kona Triathlon Camp Purple Patch Coaching Consultation Training Camp - 2022 St.George Triathlon Camp The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit Purple Patch and Episode Resources This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20 Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program Join Bike Squad - Don't just exercise and work out; learn to train with our structured online cycling program Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming Purple Patch Swim Analysis Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events With the end in reach, the riders look ahead to stage 6, which promises stunning views and challenging switchbacks. Be sure to check out our daily video breakdown of the day, every day, and follow us on all of our social media platforms for coverage of Matt's Journey. We'll have plenty of insights and observations from Matt along the way.

Purple Patch Podcast
Special Edition: Racing the Haute Route Alps - STAGE 4 - Les 2 Alpes to Méribel

Purple Patch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 4:43


Welcome to day 5 of our Haute Route coverage as Matt and his Team round the corner at the halfway mark of the 7-day journey from Nice to Megève. Stage 4, titled ON YOUR TOES, features a steep 1300m+ climb up the Col du Glandon followed by a challenging ascent up the Col de la Madeleine. Martin returns to the fold rejuvenated and Chris's youth helped him find a new gear as the entire team starts to feel the wear of four days on the saddle. Matt provides a look at the steep challenges of the day and what we can expect as the team prepares to take on the time trial in Stage 5. Be sure to check out our daily video breakdown of the day, every day, and follow us on all of our social media platforms for coverage of Matt's Journey. We'll have plenty of insights and observations from Matt along the way. Episode Timestamps Purple Patch Video Podcast and More Learn More About The Haute Route FREE Live Webinar - Free Speed Training Camp - 2022 St.George Triathlon Camp Training Camp - 2023 Kona Triathlon Camp Purple Patch Coaching Consultation Training Camp - 2022 St.George Triathlon Camp The Purple Patch Center is Open - Learn More and Schedule a Visit Purple Patch and Episode Resources This episode is sponsored by our collaboration with INSIDE TRACKER. Inside Tracker and Purple Patch - Receive 20% off their services with code: PURPLEPATCHPRO20 Ask Matt Anything - Leave a voicemail question for Matt Learn more about Purple Patch Squad High-Performance Training Program Join Bike Squad - Don't just exercise and work out; learn to train with our structured online cycling program Join Run Squad - Increase your running performance through our progressive, multi-sport approach to running Learn more about Purple Patch Fully Customized 1:1 Coaching Learn more about Purple Patch Strength Programming Purple Patch Swim Analysis Stay Up-to-Date with Purple Patch News and Events Purple Patch Upcoming Webinars and Events