Chris loved being in the military, but life had other plans. A back injury forced him to be discharged from military service and find a new career path.After a series of odd jobs here and there, Chris eventually found his passion working in the field of security. He is currently a senior security analyst at Anderson.Timestamps:(00:48) — Intro(01:15) — Chris' Intro(01:36) — What does a senior security engineer do?(02:51) — Chris' blueprint for success(06:58) — Backstory(09:47) — Work history(12:44) — Experience in the military(13:54) — Transitioning from the military to white-collar jobs(26:40) — First corporate role experience(32:05) — First time getting fired(34:23) — Learning about security(37:50) — First impressions at Anderson(38:51) — What growth looks like for Chris(41:00) — Mistakes made along the way(44:53) — How has the tech industry changed over time?(48:40) — The most difficult period in Chris' career journey(50:26) — What is Chris most proud of career-wise?(51:48) — Has the lack of a college degree ever held Chris back?(58:01) — Advice to 18-year-old Chris (59:25) — Realistic salary range for security engineersSupport/Contact Chris:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-pridemore Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalNDConnect with us on social media!LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedInFacebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFBInstagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIGTwitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTWTikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2VJoin our discord server: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeDiscordThank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree.Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Hvordan finder man den næste Novo Nordisk i underskoven af små selskaber, hvis medier, analytikere og porteføljeforvaltere ikke retter fokus i den retning? Noget tyder på, at alle helst vil tale om og med de store C25-selskaber, hvilket skaberineffektive aktiemarkeder. Det mener i hvert fald dagens gæst, Thomas Kaas Selsø, CEO i small cap-selskabet, Pharma Equity Group. Med på telefonen er også Biosergens CEO, Peder M. Andersen, der leverer et svensk perspektiv på sagen, og i studiet tager Millionærklubbens helt egen Lau Svenssen desuden temperaturen på dagens finansnyheder og åbningsniveauer. Vært: Bodil Johanne Gantzel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Live fra sprogfestivalen Sprogense i Bogense tager hver ekspert én sproglig kæphest med til festen: Alle forstår forkortelser som NATO og DSB, men hvem forstår DRC og CSR? Og hvad siger ord som "klimatosse" eller "krænkelsesparat" om den, som bruger dem? Og hvem handler, når der tales om "restriktioner"? Gæster: Eva Skafte Jensen, seniorforsker v. Dansk Sprognævn. Henrik Lorentzen, seniorforsker v. Det danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab. Thomas Hestbæk Andersen, dir. Dansk Sprognævn. Vært: Adrian Lloyd Hughes. Redaktionen: Klara Witt & Tobias Hermann. Husk at du altid kan skrive dine sprogspørgsmål til os på firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you continue to attentively catch hold of the thought of Jesus Christ, I promise you not only heavenly guidance but heavenly power.
Vi lever i en verden fuld af komplekse problemer, hvor der ofte er behov for at gå nye veje for at nå vores mål. Mange taler om det, men færre ved, hvordan man rent faktisk praktiserer det. Hvordan forandrer, forvandler og forbedrer vi organisationslivet, så vi kan levere på vores mål i en kompleks verden? Hvordan kan vi skabe en kultur, hvor vi er trygge nok til at eksperimentere, tage risici og lære af vores fejl og tale om de svære emner?I denne episode dykker vi ned i begrebet ”psykologisk tryghed”. Hvad er det? Hvorfor er det vigtigt? Og hvorfor taler alle om det? Er det bare et buzzword? Eller er det en forudsætning for en kultur, hvor alle er åbne omkring fejl, sårbarheder og de svære spørgsmål – en hittepåsom praksis, hvor alle iagttager, giver og modtager fejl som invitationer til deltagelse og hjælp? Er psykologisk tryghed en individuel følelse, eller er det noget, der skabes i fællesskab og vokser ud af vores kollektive handlinger, hvor vi i fællesskab lykkes med at løse komplekse problemer?Peter Andersen er ikke kun redaktør af denne antologi, du har også skrevet en bog om koblingen mellem psykologisk tryghed og kollektiv mestring. Derudover er du også direktør for Forlaget og Kompetenceudvikling hos Dafolo.Lyt med og lær om:Hvorfor ser vi fejl og succes som hinandens modsætninger i stedet for forudsætninger?Hvad er psykologisk tryghed egentligt i praksis - er det et lærings- eller performancebegreb?Hvad skal man være opmærksom på i forhold til hvordan psykologisk tryghed kan understøtte et godt arbejdsmiljø?Hvordan knytter psykologisk tryghed sig kernefagligheden?Hvorfor kan vi godt finde ud af at praktiskere psykologisk tryghed i en privat men ikke i en professionel kontekst?Bringer psykologisk tryghed noget nyt under solen i forhold til at forstå hvad de beriger og begejstrer mennesker, som ikke allerede kender altså at vi gerne vil have et tilhørsforhold, et fællesskab, hvor vi kan lærer nyt og et formål for vores handlinger?Lær Rosendahl metoden at kende som et praksisnært eksempel hvordan du kan skab anledninger til at fremme psykologisk tryghed gennem mikrohandlinger?
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Alex Anthopoulos traded for Sean Murphy because he was one of the best defensive catchers in Major League Baseball. Now, the Atlanta Braves are benefitting from Murphy's bat when he plays. Jon Chuckery talked about the strange splits that Murphy has when his number is called. Secondly, as a former offensive lineman, Arthur Smith has to have a sense of pride when people look at the Atlanta Falcons offensive line as a strength. The Falcons' roster definitely has some weak points that need to show progress. Jon Chuckery talked about how the linebacker core has to show and prove once the season starts. Lastly, Chuckery previewed the local college football scene. The Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and Georgia State all have games to play with something to prove. FanDuel Make Every Moment More. Don't miss the chance to get your No Sweat First Bet up to ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS in Bonus Bets when you go FanDuel.com/LOCKEDON. FANDUEL DISCLAIMER: 21+ in select states. First online real money wager only. Bonus issued as nonwithdrawable free bets that expires in 14 days. Restrictions apply. See terms at sportsbook.fanduel.com. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit FanDuel.com/RG (CO, IA, MD, MI, NJ, PA, IL, VA, WV), 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342 (AZ), 1-888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (WY, KS) or visit ksgamblinghelp.com (KS), 1-877-770-STOP (LA), 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY), TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN) #atlanta #atlantahawks #atlantabraves #atlantafalcons Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
https://cc.au.dk/en/recreational-fear-lab The question of why we would be drawn to movies and other material such as haunted houses is what Mathias Clasen and Marc Andersen investigate at the Recreational Fear Lab at Aarhus University. The negative effects of children watching movies that are inappropriate for their age has received substantial attention. However, Clasen and Andersen note how all ages are drawn in different ways to scary material, and in their work they demonstrate some of benefits of this exposure. Among other things it can help us learn how to manage our fears and bring us closer together. In this interview we talk about "the threat simulation theory of horror movies" and importantly how horror movies represent one end of a continuum in which we seek to explore fear and other emotions. They point that even in nursery or preschools books, such as We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury explore what it is like to be afraid. These safe explorations are one way in which we learn to manages anxious feelings.
Dramos is joined by comedian Kiki Andersen to break down trending stories from this last week including tickets being on sale for Fyre Festival 2, the death of a child aboard a migrant bus sent from Texas, a Latin family helping out those in need in Hawaii, what's its like working in news media, and more! @itskikiandersen See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
“Command Z” is a new series from writer Kurt Andersen and director Stephen Soderbergh, released as a surprise last month and available to stream only on Soderbergh's website. The series follows three people living in a post-apocalyptic near-future, who are recruited by the digital simulacrum of a billionaire CEO played by Michael Cera, to change the events of 2023 and undo the present disaster. Soderbergh and Andersen join us to talk about the series, whose proceeds go to Children's Aid and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. *This segment is guest-hosted by Kousha Navidar.
The CyberMaryland Conference is an annual event presented by the CyberMaryland Advisory Board in conjunction with academia, government and private industry organizations. In this episode, Nick Andersen, Chief Operating Officer of Invictus International Consulting, joins host Heather Engel to discuss his background and why events such as the CyberMaryland conference are so valuable to the cybersecurity community. Learn more about the CyberMaryland Conference, and our sponsor, the Federal Business Council, at https://cybermarylandconference.com.
When Ty talked to Kurt Andersen back in 2020 upon the release of his exceptional book Evil Geniuses, we never thought it would lead to a sci-fi comedic series. Nevertheless, Andersen and Steven Soderbergh have co-created and recently released a new series, Command Z, which is a hilarious adaptation that addresses not only the major themes of Evil Geniuses but also explores how we might all think about all types of political action in 2023. Kurt's back on the show this week to discuss why making Command Z was a dream come true and what he wanted to explore with the series that he couldn't with a nonfiction book. We also get his thoughts on how the Inflation Reduction Act might be impacting our view on the role of government and undoing some of the damage of the Evil Geniuses he covered and what he thinks of the Federalist Society-approved, conservative Supreme Court justices that continue to be awful. Buy and watch Command Z here Further Reading: Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America The super-rich ‘preppers' planning to save themselves from the apocalypse by Douglas Rushkoff Subscribe to our Substack newsletter "The Climate Weekly" As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at email@example.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group.
Do you sometimes find identity confusing? Transracial and transnational adoption adds another layer to identity. Listen as Mariela shares her insights on identity, trauma, gratitude and more. We strip back the layers of identity to the universal heart. We both loved this conversation and hope you do too.Here's more about Mariela and her book.Adopted as an infant from Colombia and raised in the United States, Mariela Andersen has always been curious about her biological roots. She wants to know about her birth family and wonders if they ever think about her. When a search agent helps her locate her birth family and the mystery of her past is revealed, she discovers more than she could have ever imagined.Mariela shares the story of her birth family and her journey to Colombia to meet them. She takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions as she sorts through the multifaceted layers of her own identity. This story is nothing short of miraculous; it changed her, and it is sure to touch the hearts of its readers.https://www.instagram.com/marielaandersennhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mariela-andersen-a3a03649/https://www.marielaandersen.com/
In the final hour of this Tuesday edition of The Morning Shift, Tiffany, Mike, and Beau kick off the final hour by giving some people Wake Up Calls! The Morning Shift crew also allows callers to hand out some Wake Up Calls as well! Next, to continue the final hour of this Wednesday edition of The Morning Shift, Tiffany, Mike, and Beau spend some time with the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Athletic Josh Kendall! Tiffany, Mike, Beau, and Josh discuss if he hit the Miami streets last night, what matchups at the Falcons joint practice with the Dolphins yesterday stood out to him and what matchups he's looking forward to the most today in the second day of joint practices, how the Falcons defensive line looked against the Dolphins offensive line yesterday, how the Falcons and Desmond Ridder have drowned out the outside noise about the rest of the league not knowing or doubting Desmond Ridder, his conversation with Matt Ryan when Ryan talked to him about his departure in Atlanta and his year with the Colts, the growth of Troy Andersen from year one to year two, and how the players have handled the heat in Miami. Finally, Tiffany, Mike, and Beau close out this Wednesday edition of The Morning Shift by getting some Steak Stips from Steak Shapiro!
The big-city addresses that frequently prettify the office locations of esteemed accounting houses have continued to be a reliable draw for 20-something-year-old accounting grads eager to be counted among urban professionals. Thus we would not have been surprised to learn that back in the late 1980s, when recent grad Jim Caci was assigned to Arthur Andersen's Roseland, New Jersey, office, he experienced what might have been called a “ho-hum” moment. Not so! Unlike the real estate occupied by his big-city peers, Caci notes, “Roseland” afforded him more access to Andersen partners, who were arguably more approachable outside the accounting house's big-city confines. What's more, the New Jersey site tended to operate in a more independent fashion than AA's marquee offices, a cultural attribute that perhaps made it an ideal location from which to spearhead a pilot program to provide a unique menu of services to small technology companies. “The idea was that from among these small companies would ultimately come the next Microsoft, but we would have already begun working with them when they were at only $5 million in revenue,” explains Caci, who reports that Roseland became one of only a handful of AA offices to test the program. At the same time, the Roseland office had some plus-size neighbors, including AT&T Corp., whose headquarters at the time were a mere 25-minute drive away in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Caci tells us that this is when his career benefited from both geography and timing. At the time, Arthur Andersen had been engaged by AT&T to help with the formidable task of splitting up the firm into its Baby Bell operating companies, per its historic agreement with the U.S. government. The multi-step nature of this undertaking and regular management updates that it demanded led Caci and other Roseland denizens to frequently commute to Basking Ridge. Says Caci: “Here I was at the beginning of my second year out of school, and I was being asked to help present to the senior leadership of AT&T.” –Jack Sweeney
Hello and welcome to The Everything is Black and White Podcast - it's time for The Monday Show. Andrew and Aaron are back to discuss all things Newcastle United. Up for discussion in today's episode The squad depth at Newcastle United Just who starts vs Aston Villa? Tino Livramento completes medical What's the plan for Harrison Ashby? Do NUFC move for another defender? Joachim Andersen - a good player but worth £40m? The Sela Cup boost Please leave us a rating and review! *** GET YOUR TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE EVENT! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As you continue to attentively catch hold of the thought of Jesus Christ, I promise you not only heavenly guidance but heavenly power.
Lisa Andersen's surf story began in the mid 1980s, at age fifteen, in her Florida hometown, where surfing—especially women's surfing—was an underground endeavor. She soon ran away from home and wound up in Huntington Beach, California. By the turn of the decade, she was a professional surfer, turning heads with an elegant and aggressive style that stood out among the ranks of both genders, and changed the way women's surfing was perceived. By the turn of the next, she was an icon: a four-time world champion and the face of a multi-million dollar brand and industry. In this episode, Andersen sits down with show host Jamie Brisick to talk about self-worth, how motherhood has informed the way she carries herself as an athlete, marketability and it's challenges, fear of the unknown, her role in the creation of an industry, reinventing surfing for herself, and what the future of women's surfing holds.
Forleden var der en skelsættende høring i den amerikanske kongress. Den handlede om ufoer og der var ikke bare tværpolitisk støtte men også tre vigtige vidner klar til at fortælle deres utrolige historier. Piloterne Ryan Graves og David Fravor fortalte om de mange ufo-observationer amerikanske piloter har gjort sig og den tidligere efterretningsofficer David Grusch kom med sine påstande om at den amerikanske regering holder ikke-jordisk teknologi holdt hemmelig for den amerikanske befolkning. Frederik har besøg af tidligere jagerpilot Søren Sørensen, chefredaktør på Illustreret Videnskab Jonas Rathje og journalist på Weekendavisen Søren K. Villemoes. Tilrettelægger og vært: Frederik Dirks Gottlieb. Medvært: Anja C. Andersen. Produceret for DR af Firkantede Øjne IVS.
Meet Flindt Anderson, a true warrior in the war against the relentless grip of the Opioid and Fentanyl crisis. From the tender age of 13, Flindt's journey through addiction led him down a harrowing 23-year battle with Opioids, consuming a staggering 70-80 Vicodin pills daily. Emerging from the abyss of addiction, Flindt's life became a testament to the sheer strength of the human spirit. In 2009, he founded PAIN | Parents & Addicts in Need, a remarkable nonprofit providing rehabilitation services and unwavering family support, recognized as the 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year. Flindt's mission extends beyond recovery. As a certified distributor of Narcan, he fights to save lives, and as an advocate for groundbreaking legislation, he strikes fear into the heart of drug traffickers and suppliers. Fueling his unyielding drive, Flindt launched the trailblazing podcast, "Don't Hide The Scars," captivating listeners with in-depth episodes on addiction, drug culture, and their devastating effects. His groundbreaking vision culminated in the awe-inspiring documentary film series, "Don't Hide The Scars Project," unveiling the raw truth of addiction and the triumphant human spirit. Intro and Outro music by: Decisions by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100756 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
In episode 1521, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian, Kiki Andersen, to discuss… X Rebrand Going V Well, Glenn Beck and the Inevitability of the Rightwing Mental Boomerang, The Other Tragedy ‘Oppenheimer' Completely Glosses Over and more! SuperFreak Dubner Embraces ‘Climategate' Swiftboating: ‘Everybody's Scared To Be A Skeptic' Christopher Nolan's Martyrdom of Saint Oppenheimer Civilian Displacement: Los Alamos, NM Nuclear Nuevo MéxicoColonialism and the Effects of the Nuclear Industrial Complex on Nuevomexicanos In the Shadow of Oppenheimer ‘Oppenheimer' extols atomic bomb triumph but ignores health effects on those living near test site ‘People have been dying ever since': Anger mixes with hope for NM Downwinders Biden extends radiation compensation fund, but NM Downwinders still seek help US senators seek expanded compensation for those exposed to nuclear fallout LISTEN: You've Got A Woman by LionSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When researching last week's episode, I came across so much fun stuff about its author, Hans Christian Andersen. This week I am covering everything that couldn't fit in last week's episode. We'll talk about Andersen's romantic life, where or not he was gay, and of course the wild vacation he took at Charles Dickens' country home.Support the showFollow us on Twitter and Instagram: https://twitter.com/MythsMovies https://instagram.com/mythsinmovies
In this month's bonus episode, Keegan, Cassi and Christina chat with comedienne Kiki Andersen and dish bad dates, red flags and what it's like to date when you do stand up. Follow Kiki Andersen on Instagram @itskikiandersen Got a story to share? Go to http://www.myworstdatepodcast.com or follow us on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube @myworstdatepodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode Todd, Alia, Burke and Rivka discuss the talk, "My Mind Caught Hold Upon This Thought of Jesus Christ" by Elder Neal L. Andersen from the April 2023 General Conference.
EPISODE 1594: In this KEEN ON show, Andrew talks to the senior editor of the ATLANTIC magazine, Ross Andersen, about the ethics of AI technology and whether we should trust our new overlords of Silicon Valley with this radically disruptive technology Ross Andersen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the science, technology, and health sections. Prior to joining The Atlantic in 2015, he was the deputy editor of Aeon magazine, and before that, he was the science editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. In addition to his work as an editor, Andersen is known for his award-winning feature essays, which straddle philosophy, technology, science, history, and the arts. He is currently working on a book about the search for extra terrestrial life in the universe. Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Needs of the Heart Leigh Martinuzzi · 1088 The Needs of the Heart with Phillip Andersen In this episode of [Podcast Name], we have the pleasure of interviewing Phillip Andersen, author of the insightful book, “The Needs of the Heart.” Phillip shares with us the importance of living by solid principles and emotions as … Continue reading 1088 The Needs of the Heart with Phillip Andersen
The Atlanta Falcons have question marks at the linebacker position, mostly due to the unproven nature of Troy Andersen and Kaden Elliss. Host Aaron Freeman breaks down the team's unproven group on today's podcast. After an up-and-down rookie year, Andersen will become a full-time starter at middle linebacker and have to prove he was worth the team's 2022 second-round selection. Andersen's upside is high especially in coverage, but he'll have to prove he has the instincts and technique to match. Elliss is another New Orleans Saints defection that has the potential to have a big impact on the Falcons pass-rush due to his prowess in that area. But can Elliss pick up where he left off in New Orleans last year and does he have the potential to be the first double-digit sack artist in Atlanta in years? Finally, the Falcons also have concerns in terms of their depth. Mykal Walker is their most proven option, but will someone emerge in camp to solidify the back end of the roster? It's an open competition between Tae Davis, Andre Smith, Nate Landman, Dorian Etheridge, and Mike Jones Jr. Part of the @LockedOnATL Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms…
What's more fascinating than good TV? EPICALLY BAD TV. Whether you've watched MAX's The Idol or not, Kiki Andersen (Indecent podcast) is here to help Ashley break down all the reasons why the show was a monumental failure and discuss what makes a TV show taboo. Plus, Ashley dives into The Other Two's scandal-ridden cancellation and how it seems like A-list showrunner Ryan Murphy isn't standing in solidarity with his WGA colleagues. Listen to Indecent with Kiki Andersen on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Donate to Hollywood crew members in need at The Entertainment Community Fund. What We Watched:The SopranosAbbott ElementaryGlamorousAnd Just Like ThatThe Righteous GemstonesBarryThe IdolMTV's SkinsThe Other TwoHomework:GlamorousAnd Just Like That90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way If you have 2 minutes, please help TV I Say grow by filling out this survey: podsurvey.com/tvisayWanna join TV Club? Get our official merch on Podswag or join our Patreon to tell Ashley what to watch!
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If I woke up one day, and there was litterly nothing to worry about—business is running perfectly, no problems to solve at all—I think that would be much more conerning than how life normally is. There's always a problem to solve, always some adversity to get passed. If everything was good and there were none of those things to deal with, I would imagine I'm not pushing hard enough. I think it's an Ali quote that says "If you're always winning, then you're not fighting tough enough opponents." If shit isn't hard, maybe we need to step up our game. Find Bus on various platforms linked here: https://bus.graffitimachine.com/ FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:00 This idea has come up in my head quite a bit over the years, you know, you're dealing with some shit in your life, what, in any aspect of your life, and you have this thought, that's kind of like, man, everything's gonna be so much better once this is over this is done or once I finish this or overcome this, whatever that is, and then you get that relief. And then there's something else right after there's like always something to worry about, there's always something to be concerned about, or something like that. So lately, I had this, I experienced that. And it just sort of reminded me of it. So it sparked me in to kind of try to think about how to talk about it, and how to deal with this kind of thing. And so, one couple of examples that I'll give, and this is what sparked this, this whole idea was, for about six weeks, I was dealing with some permit issues at my business, and it was not anything that we did, the building manager, or previous tenant had changed the plans before the fuck before we got there. So when the fire inspector came, he sort of popped into our business one day, and he was like, Hey, your floor plan isn't the same, you guys aren't supposed to be operating. 1:13 And it's like, holy shit, we'd already been like, completely up and running, you know, like, all these printing machines and all this staff and fucking spray paint all this stuff. So it was like, really stressful to have that happen. And just like, I don't know, free for those that have businesses, you'll understand. I don't know, I guess anybody will understand this. But it's like, it often feels like running a business is like the most fucking fragile as the best word I can think of, like shit ever. Like they're like one thing can happen. That could sort of derail a whole bunch of things. Like I remember, in 2020 Everybody was buying up all the bottles for hand sanitizer and shit. So it was like a year and a half or something. We just couldn't get the bottles for drip machines. And we kept trying to get other things. So we had this popular product, and literally no way to sell it. And it was just like, Fuck, man, like something like that can happen. So anyway, so this kind of shit stresses me out just knowing that this stuff can happen. So when, when this happened, I was like, fuck, man, what's going to happen? So we're kind of like operating a little weird, like, the door was shut, but we were in there kind of situation. But at any minute, like the city could come and say, you know, you got to send all these people home all this shit. Anyway, that stuff all ended up getting resolved took about six weeks. And it was on my mind all the fucking time for that whole six weeks, like I wasn't sleeping well. And it was just stressing me out. I was just like, what's going to happen? 2:48 How is this going to affect our business? Like, are we going to they were even he was even like saying stuff about the spray paint like you can't have this in here. So I was like, Fuck man, we've been selling spray paint since 2015. Like we're not going to be able to do that anymore. Anyway, was just like this big thing. And so it was really stressing me out quite a bit. And some of the kind of lessons and action steps I'm going to talk about later. Like I completely forgot all about it had I thought about these things I probably would have had an easier time. So what got me thinking along the lines of You know, once you get over one thing, something else pops up. So I remember I was thinking I'm like man, it's just going to be such a relief when this is done. We're going to be just back open and backup you know, everything's going good everything's done you know, I had all these plans and now we're putting those into motion but literally the day that I had relief like I was so relieved and then this should happen at at the studio and it wasn't like a huge deal but it was like kind of going back to that thing I was talking about how how sort of business is this kind of like weird balance thing where sometimes just a little thing can just disrupt the whole ship. And so for the last several years I've been working towards scaling my business with systems and getting the right people in place in order so I don't have to actually be there to do this stuff. 4:13 So now I don't have to I don't have to print stickers I don't have to do any of the day to day well I have to do very very little of the day to day like outside of ordering product and helping lead the team and having meetings and stuff I don't have to actually go in and print stickers and Phil product all that stuff so this was like a long time coming to get to the point where i i could do this and now I can focus on actually like big vision shit like scaling the business and helping refine systems and marketing and doing all this kind of stuff to actually grow the business. It's hard to do all that stuff when you're printing stickers are doing this in the business type shit. So I'm feeling good that I'm I'm at that point. But that's where this sort of like, kind of delicate balance of shit happens. Like, if something is something happens, then it might end up sending me back into that in the business thing. So we had this, like, this controversial sticker come through. And we, for the most part, we try not to try not to censor anything or do anything and no censorship is like a different issue. Like we have the right to not print whatever we want. 5:25 But at the same time we try to, we try to print anything that comes by, but sometimes some questionable shit happen that happened, a questionable sticker came in, and half the team was really adamant about not printing it, like we shouldn't do this. And the other half of the team was like, we shouldn't censor this or whatever. It's kind of beside the point. But anyway, it got all heated and like, it didn't get too bad. But at the same time, it was like, it was like I said, like, you never know, when sort of something is going to disrupt everything. So my brain just starts going crazy, like, you know, is everybody starting to think different things about each other, like, if the group of people that are adamant about not doing it Are they are they all going to kind of team up and leave and all this kind of stuff? Anyway, I was just blown it out of proportion. But that's what got me thinking about this and got me thinking, like, reminded me of, you know, life is just a series of problems to solve. And that's not all of life, but it's a big, it's a big part of life, you know, you're always having situations and scenarios that you have to find solutions to. 6:37 And a lot of times, they're stressful and, and that stress, you know, in the it's a form of adversity, obviously, all these kinds of issues. And, you know, I understand people go through all kinds of crazy shit, you know, like, on top of that, like after the, everything's kind of resolved, and everybody kind of, we found like, a good way forward. And everybody seems pretty chill. But then my dog had an episode, he's a really old dog. He's like, 20, something years old. He'd never had this happen, but like, I guess he he fell over, Jesse was home, he tipped over and kind of lost consciousness for for a few seconds. And he's got a heart condition. And again, he's really old. So I took him to the vet. And they, they were like, they were like talking about putting them down, like right then and there. But I was like, Wait a second, like, I've been down that road, like, I'm not going to keep a dog around living 7:37 a terrible existence, just to make myself feel better. I don't do that, you know, if I feel like the dogs ready to go, and they're given me signs, you know, as hard is it as it is like, that's the path I want to go. But this vet was rushing it, they didn't really take any time to look at him. They didn't take any do any tests or anything, it was just pretty much strictly based on what we said. And so, you know, obviously, that that's, that's, that's not an easy thing to deal with. He's he's doing way better. He's still really old. So I don't know, we're gonna have to deal with this. Soon, you know, at some point, but anyway, so it was just like another thing. And what I was saying, as I keep getting sidetracked, I understand, like, different people's levels of adversity, obviously, these these are in comparison to a lot of different people. These are small, small issues, but that's just what, what I'm handling at the current time. So it got me thinking, and this, this whole thing is what got me thinking about this, this whole topic. And so I started thinking deeply about it, doing some research and kind of refreshing my memory about a lot of things. And it's like, obviously, your life is going to be full of stresses and all this kind of stuff, especially if you're trying to do all kinds of different things. And you know, you're going to be hit with all kinds of different adversities. In life. 9:03 I mean, that's just life in general. So I was thinking about it that, you know, I've heard people tell stories about people that, you know, they're really successful. And then they lost it all in this story is kind of like, oh, well, this thing happened. And then, you know, I really never really recovered from from this bad deal or something like that. And then you know, this happened. And then it's like a series of things happen. And every time that happens, it's sort of chips a little bit away from them, until eventually they kind of feel like they can't get back. They can't get back on track. I've heard this before. And so it got me thinking about the concept of of adversity. And the idea that it could go one or one way or the other, you know, you can allow adversity to tear you down. Or you can actually, you know, utilize it as a form of building yourself up you cuz if you think about it every single time you overcome something, I feel like you get a little bit, you make another deposit in that, like mental toughness bank account, you know what I mean? 10:12 So you're kind of like, every time you overcome something, even if it's small, I feel like you gain a little bit of something. And so it almost seems like that's just a perspective that you have to have in your mind, in order to not let it tear you down. I mean, I'm sure there's stuff that's outside of people's control that, that's going to lead to some kind of breakdown in your mind to where maybe you don't have a choice, I don't know, I think you do have a choice. But I'm just speculating, I think you have a choice to make the decision that these adversities that I'm going through are actually going to be something that, that gives me strength, even though it sucks. Once I get on the other side of it, I'm going to be stronger, I'm going to have more knowledge, I'm going to know that I overcame something, I'm going to feel like I won. All of those kinds of things, I feel like that's just a perspective shift that you can have in your mind, almost no matter what it is you go through, and I try to, I don't know, maybe I don't need to say this, but I understand there's some really terrible shit, you know, that I've never gone through. 11:17 So I'm not trying to say that, across the board. This is just how it is. I'm just this is my perception. So in my opinion, if you have that perspective shift, and you see all of these adversities as a way of building yourself up, and you're seeing that you're actually going to benefit from getting over the other side of them, I feel like that's helpful in itself, just just to help you get through it if you change that perspective in your mind, but you're also building up mental toughness. And so mental toughness, obviously is super important in life, because you need to be able to overcome shit, that's coming your way, especially if you if you believe in this idea that it's just, there's always going to be something over and over again. And so the idea is that cultivate mental toughness. And one of the ways to do that is to have this perspective shift that you're gonna benefit from this. So some of the ways that I found mental toughness to be defined, you know, I'll just go through these resilience, it's your capacity to overcome difficulties, your ability to bounce back from setbacks and things like that, there's a, there's a layer of confidence involved. 12:27 So if you have built up some good mental toughness, when you do go through something, you're going to have confidence that you're going to get out the other side of it, because you've overcome all these things, and you've gained that strength along the way, then there's determination, you know, you're determined to make it through the other side, you're not going to give up you're going to keep pushing through whatever it is, no matter how hard it is, you're going to just keep pushing, there's focus, the ability to, you know, to focus on the task at hand that are the series of tasks that are required to get you on to get you through whatever it is that you're going through, there's control the ability to maintain emotional control. And that's, in my opinion, at least for me, that's one of the hardest things to do. And that's kind of what I was dealing with, when all this shit was happening with the business. I was I was having a lot of trouble maintaining control over my stress levels, you know, some I was allowing my emotions and my What if kind of scenarios to take over. So I was losing, losing control over that stuff. And then another thing is optimism, like maintaining a positive attitude, that you're gonna get through it. And so I kind of had that. So I remember having a meeting with my team when this first happened. 13:42 And, and I was very confident in telling them, like, look, we're going to get through this, you know, regardless of what happens, like, no matter what happens, we're going to find a way, we're going to find a way to make this work. Like I had already started putting plans in place and all this sort of shit for all these different potential scenarios. And so I was often optimistic that that we were going to get through it. So that was, I feel like I feel like over over the years of operating a business and and that's just sort of like par for the course, like you're just always going to have to clean up messes and always going to have to deal with things. So since 2002, I've been running my own businesses, so I've been dealing with all this shit for quite a long time. So I feel like every single time I overcame something that was building all that shit up so that's all these kinds of like mental toughness definitions or or whatever you want to call those. Like dealing with all that stuff over and over again, I felt like it gave me enough to push through like I'm not gonna give up even though I'm fucking stressed the fuck out so. So in my research, I also came across something called cognitive reframing. I'm pretty sure I've talked about this or some aspects of these and it's just about changing your perspective on the situation. And one of the, 15:06 obviously, what I just talked about is like, it's definitely a perspective shift. So if you're getting hit one after the other of shit, you overcome something, and then something comes along and you feel like you can't catch a break, which I don't like that term. I mean, you feel like, let's, let's not use that can't catch a break, that's kind of like a victim sounding term, but you just feel like shit, man, I just want to, I just want a little bit of time between these things, like, let me get a little bit of rest between the shit and you're getting hit one after the other. The the idea of cognitive reframing, it fits into what I was talking about earlier. So instead of allowing that, those adversities to break you down, you can reframe it and think like, alright, that's, this is another another opportunity for me to overcome something, this is another opportunity for me to learn some new skills to develop my, my my resilience and be able to push through this and then I know I'm going to come out the other side stronger, like that's a, that's totally a perspective shift and reframing the situation, you know, that I that I find incredibly helpful, as soon as I can kind of get that perspective at least gives me a little bit of a break until my brain runs through so many what if scenarios that that I have a hard time, you know, I have to kind of push that reframing back in into the front. 16:26 And so another, another thing, and I had completely forgot all about this, I learned it from Marcus Aurelius, Andersen, and he was talking about being grateful for the hardships. And I remember, a lot of times when I was really stressed out, I have this, this thing I do in the morning, and I do this every day. So I get up in the morning, and I have a half gallon water bottle, I'll fill it up. And then I go outside and stay in the sun. And I'll drink a half of that. So like I just chug down a quarter gallon of water, I have a feeling. And I've read and heard somewhere that being in the morning sun, like different neural transmitters, fire, and it kind of makes you wake up and kind of alert your body that, you know, it's time to start the day. And I've noticed that when I was doing that, so. So when I was dealing with a lot of shit, part of that routine was I would go out there and I'd be drinking my water. And I would, I would think about all of the things that were hard, and all of the things that were stressful. And I would, I would be grateful for those things. And I would think in my mind, I'm like, I'm grateful for going through this because I know I'm gonna learn, you know, different things. And I know, I'm gonna, I know, I'm gonna push through this, and I'm gonna get stronger on the other side. 17:43 So being grateful for the adversity is a really great way of reframing the situation's you're going through. I know a lot of people talk about gratitude all the time. And it's kind of a, it's a little bit cliche sounding. And it's kind of like a buzzword these days. But I don't know that that's the kind of gratitude, they're talking about being grateful for the shit, for the stuff that sucks. I don't know, it's something interesting happens, like when I'm out there, and I'm doing that. And I really am not just going through the motions, like I can actually find a way to be grateful for it and actually feel that gratitude. It makes me feel way better, like way, way better about the scenario. So that's one of the best things that I've found to be able to deal with this kind of shit. So the other thing, and I haven't been doing this very much lately, and I need to, I need to get back into it. So all of this stuff, sort of sparking these kind of like old tools that I that I kind of forgot about. But you know, and some of these may sound kind of silly, because we're talking about building up mental toughness, which is like a big deal thing. 18:48 And it's something that's going to over help you overcome shit when I when I lift list off some shit, and may seem like small stuff, but the reason and I think everybody knows I'm not a fucking neuroscience, neuroscientist and all this shit, but what I've read about all this kind of stuff, and just what I feel like I've experienced myself like the brain is very adaptable. You know, there's like the neuroplasticity. So the more you expose yourself to certain things, certain knowledge, certain scenarios, your brain rewires ship in order to be able to either do those things better or overcome that shit and all that kind of stuff. So these little exercises in order to try to force yourself to build up mental toughness, I find incredibly helpful and I feel like I've kind of fallen off of doing those things. So I'm going to start doing that shit again, but a couple of like really simple things. One is take a really cold shower, and I've talked about it before but but it really is like such a good practice because unless you're like somebody that is not bothered by Super Cold water. 20:01 You know, if you set a timer on your phone, for example, like for five minutes and say, I'm going to take a five minute cold shower, and I can't get out of here until that timer goes off. For most of us, me included, especially like in the wintertime, in the wintertime when the water is cold as fuck. All I want to do is get out of there like it's, it's really, really uncomfortable. And so every minute that you stay in there, and then especially when you stay in there until the buzzer goes off, don't you think you're building up some kind of resilience, you're building up some kind of some kind of skills, you're getting reps in and not quitting? You know, it's a small thing, it's like five minutes of your life. If you do that regularly. Some people do cold plunges, like I might want to try that sometime. It's very popular these days, but cold showers. I feel like it's definitely worthwhile. So you're gonna build up some kind of mental toughness. And this isn't about like, you take one shower, and then all of a sudden, you can fucking overcome anything. It's just about getting the reps in and doing these kinds of things over and over again, other small things like choosing harder options, and all these different kinds of scenarios. So a couple of really easy examples, just stop taking elevators like take the stairs. I don't really take elevators that much anymore. 21:27 Well, I guess I do. But I know Jesse and I we like to take the stairs when it's when it's an option. I almost feel like that one's not even very good. But I guess just to different people. It probably is. I mean, it's just about, you know, like you could park far away or something like that. Or you could do you could do a work, you could do your workouts and like the most unfavorable conditions like so, you know, maybe it's hot outside, you know, be safe about it and everything, but I don't know, kind of struggling coming up with these. I had some some written down, I don't know, try to think of ways to take the hard way. You know what I mean? talk yourself into it. And I think for me, also, you know, talking myself out of eating certain things and talking myself into doing my workouts and do it, especially doing my workouts when I really don't want to, like this morning. This morning, I was going to do my my kettlebell thing. And, you know, it's like 45 minutes long, it's kind of intense. And I was putting it off until I was sort of at a time like I was either going to do it or I wasn't going to do it because I had to get to the I had to get to work so so I ended up doing it. And like the whole time I was like, I even had to talk myself out of stopping early. And so I feel like I probably all of those kinds of things are are contributing to it, to building up mental toughness. So a large part of life is just overcoming, you know, a series of different problems to solve. And every time you solve something, there's going to be something else. It's almost like a fucking video game. Like you get to one level, and then it gets harder and then the next level gets harder. I think life is like that. And building up mental toughness is definitely gonna be a good tool to have at your disposal 23:26 All right. appreciate each and every one of you guys who are supporting the cause and continue to spread the love and yeah, stay up
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