Join Josh Hatcher as he sits down with Pastor Terry Beasley from the Men's Ministry International to discuss the importance of building male communities for connection and personal growth. Terry shares his insights on why men need to live in communities with other men and how it benefits their personal and spiritual growth. The two also dive into the significance of staying true to your faith, embracing your vulnerability, and balancing your personal passions without causing discord in your relationships. They also discuss cultural perceptions of masculinity, the importance of embracing your weaknesses, and the necessity of personal accountability. Men's Ministry International: https://www.mmifm.org/ 00:00 Introduction and Importance of Male Community 00:17 Upcoming Events and Podcast Introduction 02:08 Guest Introduction and Importance of Diverse Perspectives 03:33 Interview with Pastor Terry Beasley 04:03 Discussion on Men's Ministry International 04:39 The Importance of Male Fellowship and Community 06:56 The Struggles of Male Vulnerability 09:47 The Role of Hobbies in Building Connections 12:30 The Importance of a Supportive Spouse 14:20 Addressing Loneliness and Building Connections 15:17 The Role of Church in Building Male Community 23:55 Terry's Personal Journey and Passion for Men's Ministry 29:23 The Importance of Loving and Respecting Your Spouse 32:28 Understanding Equality and Submission in Relationships 33:27 The Role of Men as Leaders and Providers 34:15 The True Meaning of Leadership 34:36 Personal Struggles and Seeking Help 35:00 Overcoming Financial Struggles and Debt 36:47 The Importance of Honesty in Relationships 40:05 The Role of Faith in Overcoming Life's Challenges 41:42 The Impact of Men's Ministry International 42:52 Personal Experiences and Lessons from Childhood 46:13 The Importance of Building Relationships and Understanding Different Cultures 49:43 Advice for Men: Embrace Humility and Prayer 55:06 The Importance of Real-life Connections and Friendships For More From Josh Hatcher at Manlihood.com http://manlihood.com http://joshhatcher.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/manlihood/message
If you're feeling trapped in a constant cycle of self-doubt and fear, always second-guessing your actions and decisions, then you are not alone! Despite your efforts to grow and become your true self, you may find yourself conforming to societal expectations, losing touch with your own desires and dreams. The fear of judgment and rejection may be holding you back from embracing who you truly are, leaving you feeling unfulfilled and disconnected. Remember, you have the power to break free from this cycle and embark on a journey of self-acceptance and personal growth. My special guest is Dr. Robert Heath Meeks Charting a fresh course in the field of personal growth, Dr. Robert Heath Meeks guides individuals on a transformative journey towards self-discovery and overcoming fear. With his distinct understanding of the human mind, authentic self-expression, and personal growth, he assists individuals in breaking down barriers to reveal their true selves. Dr. Meeks' approach primarily centers around empowering people to embrace fear as a stepping stone towards personal fulfillment instead of viewing it as a roadblock. His insightful advice resonates deeply with those seeking to embark on a path of self-improvement and authenticity. We have ownership over when and how we're visible, over where and with whom we're shared, how we spend our time. We can literally pick and choose where we want to be discovered and stay there until we are. - Dr. Robert Heath Meeks In this episode, you will be able to: Explore the interplay between personal branding and self-awareness and discover how it can optimize your potential. Learn how facing and conquering your fears can pave the way for exponential personal and professional growth. Understand the efficacy of storytelling and leveraging achievements for a powerful personal brand. Uncover the importance of building trust, fostering communities, and gaining visibility to bolster your personal branding. Discover the importance of authenticity and healthy boundaries setting for personal and professional success. The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:00 - Introduction, 00:00:30 - Impact of Authenticity and Self-Awareness on Personal Brands, 00:01:25 - Navigating Challenges while Staying True to Authentic Self, 00:02:06 - Joining the Conversation, 00:02:36 - Introducing Vinny Potestivo, 00:15:01 - Taking Control of Destiny, 00:15:59 - Using Technology to Connect, 00:16:17 - Unexpected Beginnings, 00:17:03 - Overcoming Fear, 00:19:16 - Reconstructing the Parental Role, 00:29:44 - The Importance of Authentic Content, 00:31:05 - Being a Source vs. a Story, 00:32:49 - Leveraging Relationships for Exposure, 00:34:28 - Networking and Collaboration, 00:40:51 - Finding Value in Your Personal Brand, 00:45:39 - The Importance of Focusing on What You Can Control, 00:46:14 - Celebrities and Visibility, 00:48:02 - Building Community and Collaboration, 00:49:19 - The Ego and Sharing Experiences, 00:53:49 - Awards and Leveraging Visibility, 01:00:21 - The Role of Celebrity in Highlighting Humanity, 01:02:03 - The Neuroscience of Celebrity, 01:03:54 - Discovering and Living in Your Personal Brand, 01:06:24 - Leveraging Achievements and Finding Meaning, 01:11:42 - Question for an Animal: Groundhog's Identity, 01:15:22 - "Introduction and Guest Merchandise", 01:15:56 - "Next Time on Therapy Bytes", 01:16:46 - "Guest Introduction: Gail Wood", 01:17:15 - "Disclaimer and Warning", 01:18:23 - "Conclusion and Next Episode", Facing and conquering fears for growth Addressing and overcoming one's fears is another key element focused on by Dr. Meeks. By conquering these fears, individuals grow and evolve, unveiling a truer, more empowered self. This path also paves the way for personal development and can lead to a profound transformation. - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
We all want exercise to feel easier. Anne Randall, the owner of several Orangetheory Fitness in Colorado Springs, shares how when you build community, it makes it easier to show and make working out a priority, We also take about how exercise and nutrition is a great way to build more confidence and consistency. Anne has a beautiful way of sharing her light, as she guides others to find the person they are meant to be.You can find out more about Anne @annerandallotf or listen to her podcast at Be the Person Podcast, which you can find on any of your favorite podcast app. Dive into the transformative world of fitness with Anne Randall, the powerhouse behind multiple Orangetheory Fitness locations in Colorado Springs. In this episode, Anne shares the secret sauce to making exercise feel easier—building a supportive community. Discover how creating connections not only makes working out a priority but also elevates your confidence and consistency.
Many of us have heard the famous Kevin Kelly phrase, "To make a living as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor, you need only a thousand true fans." When you get those TRUE fans, they're willing to support your endeavors. However, there is a difference between all of those followers you have on your social media accounts and those thousand true fans. The true fans are one of the building blocks of your community. They are the ones who will genuinely be with you on your journey to develop your voice, build your brand, and establish your authority. But, that's just one part of what it takes to build a solid community. In this episode, the first of two, Chris talks with Tom Ross of Design Cuts about what a community is and how to build one. Tom generously shares his invaluable insights and expert knowledge on key community-building questions. They will discuss the intricacies of engagement levels and how they can fluctuate, and highlight the importance of having a clear, compelling offering for your community. He'll also provide practical strategies for distribution and delve into the potentially challenging topic of how to rejuvenate a stagnant community, breathing new life into it. This is part one of a two part conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We're very excited to welcome our guest speaker today. Founder of Franco Mobile Homes, Franco Perez is reimagining what a mobile home can be through beautiful modern designs at a fraction of traditional home costs. Motivated by his own experience of lacking affordable options, Franco Perez is working to change perceptions of mobile home living through high-quality communities and homes. Franco's journey is nothing short of inspiring, and in this conversation, we unravel the stories that shaped him to make the dream of homeownership a reality for more families. Get ready to be motivated, enlightened, and entertained as we explore the fascinating world of Revolutionizing Affordable Housing. Things we discussed in this episode: Franco Perez shares his journey from struggling renter to mobile home innovator. He rebuilds old "trailer trash" homes into beautiful 2000 sq ft modern structures. Mobile homes provide a more affordable path to homeownership than traditional homes. Franco compares the costs of mobile homes, apartments, and single-family homes. He addresses myths that mobile homes always depreciate and shares appreciation data. NIMBYism is overcome through education on quality communities and success stories. Partnerships with park owners and new mobile home developments are discussed. Legal considerations for mobile home buyers including land leases are covered. Franco emphasizes making homeownership accessible for middle-income families. Virtual community tours on Franco's YouTube channel Franco.tv are recommended. Get in touch with Franco: Website - www.franco.tv TikTok - @mobilehomeexpert Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram - francosiliconvalley YouTube - @francomobilehomes Join Jason Muth of Straightforward Short-Term Rentals and Attorney / Broker Rory Gill of NextHome Titletown and UrbanVillage Legal in Boston, Massachusetts for another episode of The Real Estate Law Podcast! #realestatepodcast #nexthome #humansoverhouses #realestate #realestateinvesting #realestateinvestor #realestatelaw #realestateagent #socialmedia #realestatemarketing #AffordableHousing #MobileHomes #ManufacturedHousing #MobileHomeRenovations #CommunityDevelopment #WealthBuilding #FinancialLiteracy Follow us! Following and subscribing to The Real Estate Law Podcast not only ensures that you'll get instant updates whenever we release a new episode, but it also helps us reach more people who could benefit from the valuable content that we provide. The Real Estate Law Podcast on Instagram and YouTube NextHome Titletown Real Estate on Facebook and LinkedIn Straightforward Short-Term Rentals on Instagram Attorney Rory Gill on LinkedIn Jason Muth on LinkedIn Help us Spread the Word If you've found our podcast helpful, entertaining, or informative, please consider leaving us a rating and review. It only takes a minute and can make a huge difference in helping us reach more listeners. Hospitality.FM The Real Estate Law Podcast is part of Hospitality.FM, a podcast network dedicated to bringing the best hospitality-focused podcasts to those in and around the industry, from Food + Beverage, Guest Experience, Diversity & Inclusion, Tech, Operations, Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Real Estate Law, and so much more!
One week after saying his Colorado football program would not act as an ATM for potential recruits, Deion Sanders now says CU donors need to ante up so his team can buy more recruits. It appears that losing eight of his last nine games and several top recruits (Winston Watkins Jr., Talan Chandler, Antwann Hill Jr., and Danny O'Neil) changed Coach Prime's recruiting philosophy. Jason explores what's really going on in Boulder, Colorado, after a “highly successful” 4-8 season, and Jason gets the perspective of a former CU football star, Matt McChesney. Later in the show, the Korean Cosell joins Jason to debate Jason's contention that Philadelphia center Jason Kelce should win the NFL MVP award, Alex Smith's diss of Tom Brady, Gregg Popovich complaining about Spurs fans booing Kawhi Leonard, and LSU basketball star Angel Reese's fall from grace. Tonight's episode of "Fearless" is action-packed! We want to hear from the Fearless Army!! Join the conversation in the show chat, leave a comment or email Jason at FearlessBlazeShow@gmail.com Visit https://TheBlaze.com. Explore the all-new ad-free experience and see for yourself how we're standing up against suppression and prioritizing independent journalism. Today's Sponsors: First Cup Coffee is a Christian-owned patriot coffee company that stands for Core Values, Family, and Building Community across the Nation. Go to https://FirstCup.com and use code “FEARLESS” and save an additional 10% on your order and if you subscribe save an additional 10% for the life of your subscription. Patriot Mobile is extending its Black Friday deal to the EVERY FRIDAY MATTERS deal. Keep your number, keep your existing phone OR for a limited time, get a FREE SMART PHONE from Patriot Mobile. Go to https://PATRIOTMOBILE.COM/JASON or call 972-PATRIOT and use promo code FRIDAY76. PreBorn stands on the front lines of this battle, and its network of clinics is positioned in the highest abortion areas. To donate securely, dial #250 and say the keyword BABY or go to https://Preborn.com/FEARLESS. UNITUS is a new clothing company, founded by NBA player Jonathan Isaac, that offers a values-based alternative for stylish, high-quality sports and lifestyle apparel. The JUDAH 1 is making history as the first ever signature shoe to feature a visible Bible verse on the exterior. Go to https://WeAreUnitus.com and use promo code “Blaze1” at checkout for free shipping. Give yourself the gift of BlazeTV+ today! Go to https://BlazeTV.com and use promo code “CyberMonday30” for 30% off your first year of BlazeTV+. Get 10% off Blaze swag by using code Fearless10 at https://shop.blazemedia.com/fearless Make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army!” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week in The Lounge I invited the creator of the Naked Conversations card deck and photographer, Jessie McCall, to have a chat with me about something she's really great at - building connection and community. This topic is something I'm also really passionate about as I feel the greatest threat to our health and happiness is loneliness and a lack of connection or community in our lives. In America, for instance, the average number of close friends people reported having was 0... ZERO close friends on ave!? That's a bit messed up and makes me so sad. Cultivating close friendships, enjoying deep connections and engaging in nourishing community vibes is so essential to our wellbeing and mental health, so Jessie and I talk about how to create more of this in our lives and build a community wherever you go. Plus you can expect all the usual antics and hilarious, vulnerable n' relatable personal stories and signature segments that you've come to know and love here in The Labia Lounge!Make sure you're subscribed for more LL action, and it'd absolutely warm my heart and tickle my clit if you'd leave a gushing review or five star rating for the poddy!Check out Jessie's gorg photography/art stuff here: www.Jessiemccall.com and order your deck of Naked Conversations cards here: https://nakedconvo.com/ (If you sign up to Jessi'e mailing list you'll get 20% off your order too by the way!)*** Join my Labia Lounge Facebook group for extra content, Q & As, freebies from my guests, discounts and to be part of a rad and supportive community of labial legends! www.facebook.com/groups/thelabialounge/Grab a P*ssy Magnet and check out the new Labia Lounge MERCH over here (there's even fanny packs if the standard tote bags and tees ain't cuttin' it for ya!): https://www.freyagraf.com/productsonline-trainingsAnd chuck me a follow here: https://www.instagram.com/freyagraf_thelabialounge/AND here: (my backup account cos I keep offending the Algorithms-that-be) https://www.instagram.com/freya.graf/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@freyagraf?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pcAnd on my YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/LtyN8BQg-zkOr support me and the poddy by buying me an extra hot soy chai latte (yes, that is my coffee order cos I'm a bit of a tosser like that) here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/freyagraf Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Such a lovely conversation with my dear listener Rebecca! She shares some great ideas for gathering people and growing community. 00:33 - Prayer request 1:11 - Welcome Rebecca, family and vocation 3:13 - Preconception, pregnancy and fertility health 8:04 - Professional development for homeschoolers16:11 - Format for homeschool gathering 18:45 - Growing a community 23:31 - How to reach out to other families and keep communication open 27:51 - Parenting issues are the most significant 32:37 - Supporting and loving our children 37:20 - Holiness and learning from our mistakes Dr. Rebecca Genuis - Infertility, PCOS, preconception Revolution of Mercy by Bonnie Landry Hold On to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld #makejoynormal #homeschooling #pregnancy #health #infertility #family #community #parenting #attachment #relationship #growth Support the showContact On Instagram at @make.joy.normal On Facebook at Homeschoolers: make JOY normal By email at email@example.com or by voicemail Thanks for listening to Make Joy Normal Podcast!
How can product leaders build community-focused products? In this episode of the PM Awards Series with Ticketmaster Fmr VP of Product Andrew Zavattero, ALPHA Camp Director of Tech & Data Karen Hsieh, winner of the Data Literacy and Community Builder PM Award, speaks on how community building can drive product success. Karen shares how she started her company's data team from scratch and aligned metrics across functions. She discusses the value communities provide for long-term learning, accountability, and collaboration. Karen also offers insights into her journey learning product management on the job and from experts. Discover practical tips for using data to impact business priorities quickly, as well as Karen's perspective on the role of curiosity, sharing knowledge, and community in becoming a great product leader.
Join us for an enlightening conversation with Alex Mitow, CEO of Superfine Art Fair. In this episode, Alex shares essential advice for artists who are interested in showing and selling their work at the fair, and emphasizes the power of cultivating authentic relationships and community. Here's what we discuss:1. What inspired Alex and his co-founder, James, to launch Superfine Art Fair and why he considers it to be a marketplace for artists.2. The benefits of participating in Superfine and how to get the most out of your experience.3. Why it's important to prioritize long-lasting relationships with collectors over quick sales.4. The power of building community with fellow artists!About Alex:A compulsive curator and multi-spirited entrepreneur, Alex brings a marketing degree from the University of Miami and more than 16 years of experience in the lifestyle, art, and hospitality sectors to his role as CEO of Superfine Art Fair. A guiding force in the curatorial style and business approach of all Superfine fairs, Alex is also a major collector of contemporary art, a published writer, and film producer. From his home base in NYC, Alex, and his co-founder James, launched the #1 art fair for independent artists in the US and has grown the fair to eight cities a year and counting.Website(s): www.superfine.worldInstagram: @superfineartfair@alexmitow4realVisit our website: visionaryartcollective.comFollow us on Instagram: @visionaryartcollective + @newvisionarymagJoin our newsletter: visionaryartcollective.com/newsletter
Many people won't associate the Middle East with the burgeoning Web3 industry, but it's actually one of its busiest hotspots right now! From Saudi Arabia to the UAE, we'll find developers, users, and even governments pitching in to create a favorable environment for innovation in the space. In this episode, we hear from some of the industry's biggest names as they grace Dubai. Josh Kriger quizzes them on the latest developments on the horizon and the potential of this geographic region to make massive contributions to the industry. On the list are Yat Siu of Animoca Brands, the legendary CryptoCastle founder Yanislav Malahov, visual artist VESA and Juliet Su of NewTribe Capital. Support us through our Sponsors:
Community and coffee are synonymous. Coffee brings people together into shared spaces and through sharing stories and experiences. This week we chat with Double J on how he builds community through Black Rabbit and sharing coffee, culture, and stories through his new project Coffee Breath.
In this episode Jason speaks with Scott Miller (@thrivingtthefut) about his podcast and newsletter Thriving the Future, building up his homestead, growing community, holding skills workshops, starting a tree nursery side hustle, and more Scott lives on 10 acres in NE Kansas with gardens, (relatively) new food forests, and a tree nursery. Thriving The Future Podcast focuses on positive solutions to help you Thrive. Including Designing your Intentional life, Homesteading, Gardening, Building Community, and Skills (#SkillsOverStuff). Check it out at http://ThrivingtheFuture.com and the newsletter/blog at Thriver.News.
Miss Adah Vonn has been a professional domme in the Hudson Valley and has built her Less Dead Studio to be home for her beautiful one on one meetings but a hub for the community as well. You would think the gift to the community would be enough, but as we will find out, some feel that some pros are somehow not welcome within the lifestyle. We talk about this and other important issues in this compelling episode.
Who are the most important people in your life and how do you grow your community? Our guest this week is Florence Ann Romano, an accomplished author, childcare advocate, and champion of family support. In this episode, we explore the profound influence of Florence Ann's grandparents, who instilled a deep understanding of the importance of fostering connections. They imparted the invaluable lesson that building strong connections and inviting others into our hearts is a source of strength rather than weakness. With over 15 years of experience as a nanny, Florence Ann has not only authored books and advocated for childcare but has also been actively involved in organizations supporting pediatric research and childhood education. As a founding member of Sesame Street's Leadership Council, Florence Ann is affectionately known as "Auntie Lo" to the honorary kids in her life. She is also the author of the new book, Build Your Village, which she wrote after the COVID pandemic, when it became evident that nearly everyone globally was having trouble rebuilding quality connections. Everyone needs a community of supportive people around them. Join us in this episode to discover the six archetypes of a healthy community, how to find the right people for your village, and what to do when your village is lost. What We Discuss in this Episode Defining the concept of a "Village" and understanding how to create one. Identifying the life stages where having a Village is most crucial. Strategies for recognizing potential villagers. The significance of the six archetypes and whether all six are necessary. Ensuring that you have the right people in the right seats within your Village. Practical tips for effectively requesting the support and help you need. How to become a better villager to those in your community. Common obstacles that hinder people from building their own Village. Navigating the challenges when your Village is disrupted or lost. Hearing about personal experiences in identifying needs and constructing one's own Village. Complete Show Notes: https://leadersoftransformation.com/podcast/relationships/471-the-power-of-community-finding-joy-and-connection-in-every-stage-of-life-with-florence-ann-romano
“At this point, Deion Sanders has more in common with Jim Jones than with Nick Saban.” After all the hype, all the fanfare, Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes finished his first season in Boulder in the same place in the Pac-12 as the previous regime: dead last. Fortunately for all of you who joined the cult in Colorado and drank the Coach Prime Flavor Aid, all you will suffer is wounded pride and ego. Rappers on the sidelines and DJs in the locker room aren't a winning culture for football teams or for the young men in the uniforms. In today's fire-starter, Jason unpacks his season-long thoughts and off-season hopes for Coach Prime. Steve Kim joins “Fearless” to share his thoughts on Deion and Colorado's season and Week 11 in the NFL. The Denver Broncos have won four straight games; is it time to apologize to Russell Wilson? Who had the more impressive win, Detroit or San Francisco, and whose seat is hotter, Brandon Staley's in San Diego or Ron Rivera's in Washington? We want to hear from the Fearless Army!! Join the conversation in the show chat, leave a comment or email Jason at FearlessBlazeShow@gmail.com Visit https://TheBlaze.com. Explore the all-new ad-free experience and see for yourself how we're standing up against suppression and prioritizing independent journalism. Today's Sponsors: Today's episode is brought to you by First Cup Coffee. A Christian-owned patriot coffee company that stands for Core Values, Family, and Building Community across the Nation. First Cup's freshly Roasted Beans delivered in Ground or Whole Bean Texture, Pods, and Bulk. Go to FirstCup.com and use code “FEARLESS” and save an additional 10% on your order and if you subscribe save an additional 10% for the life of your subscription. Men! Feel like it's harder to get in shape and stay in shape? Nugenix Total T is offering a complimentary bottle when you text 231-231 and enter keyword, “FEARLESS”. Text now and also get a bottle of Nugenix Thermo, their most powerful fat incinerator ever, FREE! Everyday, young, scared women, who don't think they have options, are choosing abortion. Preborn seeks these women out before they make the ultimate choice and introduces them to the life growing inside of them through FREE ultrasounds because of YOU who donate. Help rescue babies' lives and donate by dialing #250 and say the keyword, "BABY." or go to https://Preborn.com/Fearless UNITUS is THE alternative to all the woke sports apparel companies. It's a new clothing company, founded by NBA player Jonathan Isaac, that offers a values-based alternative for stylish, high-quality sports and lifestyle apparel. But it's more than cool clothes. UNITUS is a growing community and movement, bringing people together in support of traditional values like faith, family, and freedom. Shop UNITUS and sign up for exclusive access to the JUDAH 1, visit https://WeAreUNITUS.com and use code Blaze1 for free shipping at checkout. Get 10% off Blaze swag by using code Fearless10 at https://shop.blazemedia.com/fearless Make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army!” Support Conservative Voices! Subscribe to BlazeTV at https://get.blazetv.com/FEARLESS and get $10 off your yearly subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sometimes building a community is the best way to grow your brand. In this special episode of People Heroes Rising, William Tincup interviews Amberly Dressler VP, of Brand & Customer Marketing at isolved. They dig into the improvements of these roadshows over the years, and how isolved has been emphasizing building a strong community. They manage this with techniques like outreach activities, feedback from customers, and other improvement processes. Then, they dip into how isolved serves the role of an extension to a companies HR team, due to their efficient support and service teams. It's all about speaking the language of business to bridge the gap between HR and the C-Suite, it seems. isolved doesn't seem to stop growing, what could the future hold for an organization such as this? Listen in to learn more.Listen & Subscribe on your favorite platformApple | Spotify | Google | AmazonVisit us at RecruitingDaily for all of your recruiting, sourcing, and HR content.Follow on Twitter @RecruitingDaily Attend one of our #HRTX Events
Do you ever feel like you're leading a double life, burying secrets that are eating away at your soul's health? Join us on a soul-searching journey as we share a stirring tale of duplicity and redemption, navigating the spiritual depths of Romans chapters 1-11. We're going to challenge the common notion of turning to God only in times of distress, arguing instead that complete surrender to the Lord can fortify our bond with Him and serve as a protective shield against life's secrets and trials.Let's illuminate the profound power of surrender in the fight against the destructive force of addiction, revealing how yielding to God's will can invite freedom, soul health, and a life filled with goodness and perfection. We'll urge you to seek wisdom from those who have surrendered to God and caution against the snares of false religious doctrines. Our discussion is sure to inspire a fresh perspective on the importance of surrendering your will to God's as the pathway to a fulfilling and purposeful life.We will also delve into the essence of daily surrender to God's will, emphasizing the cruciality of taking up our cross and entrusting our lives to His divine plan each day. Ponder with us Jesus' words about the danger of gaining the whole world but losing our soul. We'll end by encouraging listeners to kickstart each day with a surrender prayer, placing their trust in God's plan for their lives. Join us, and let's discover a deeper meaning to the act of surrender and its transformative power on our lives. Support the showWith Northgate Online, you can join us every Sunday live at 9:00a and 11:00a, and our gatherings are available on-demand starting at 7p! Join us at https://thisis.churchSubscribe to our channel to see more messages from Northgate: https://www.youtube.com/@Northgate2201 —If you would like to give, visit https://thisis.church/give/—Check out our Care Ministries for prayer, food pantry, memorial services and more at https://thisis.church/care—You are welcome at Northgate just like you are. Life may be going great for you or you may have hurts, hang-ups, and habits. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at Northgate. We value the process of journey. We believe in the transformative power of Christ. Northgate has a clear vision of transforming our homes, communities, and world by Pursuing God, Building Community, and Unleashing Compassion.—Follow Northgate on Instagram: https://instgram.com/ngatecfFollow Northgate on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsNorthgate/Follow Larry Davis: https://www.instagram.com/sirlawrencedavisSubscribe to Northgate's Podcast (Apple): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/northgate/id1583512612Subscribe to Northgate's Podcast (Google): https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS81ODE2ODAucnNzShare your experience with Northgate by leaving a review: https://g.page/r/CRHE7UBydhxzEBM/review...
We went very deep. Some of the things we discuss could not be posted publicly on YouTube, so I shared the uncensored video on Odysee: https://odysee.com/@lightleaders:8/Spira-full:f Wanna join us? Details here: https://alexlamber.notion.site/Lightleaders-Membership-af3a1b4935154beea959d2581e11fad0?pvs=4 LINKS: FROM THE VIDEO: Rashad Clip: https://youtu.be/RwzqtRnArPw Designs: https://www.instagram.com/p/CzOulYAIss2/?img_index=1 Earthships: https://youtu.be/sZo6N5QCEUc The Need to Grow: https://grow.foodrevolution.org/ THE LIGHTLEADERS PODCAST: Free Telegram community group: https://t.me/thelightleader Alex's Telegram channel: https://t.me/newearth Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelightleaders All platforms, including audio podcasts: https://thelightleaders.org PROF SPIRA: Website: https://www.mucusfreelife.com YouTube: http://bit.ly/professor-spira-youtube-channel IG: https://www.instagram.com/prof.spira #fruitarian #fruitarianism #breatharian #breatharianism #waterfasting #fasting
Once upon a time, building a village to raise a family probably felt simpler. The village was likely the (literal) neighbors and family members who lived right around the corner. But in today's world, our communities are more complex and diverse. The people we lean on may live nearby, but they also may live on the other side of the globe. I'm joined by Michelle Kennedy, the founder of the app Peanut, to talk about building community in motherhood. Peanut's Invisible Mother Campaign SPONSERS: PrepDish: Get TWO weeks free at prepdish.com/families Masterclass: Get 15% off an annual membership at masterclass.com/families
Are you one of those people who have heard the term AI and you are running scared and you don't know what to think about it? And you're a little nervous about what this means for our future? We talk about how AI can help us to create community. Mark Savant is the founder of podcast production agency Mark Savant Media. He specializes in helping thought-leaders launch and automate podcasts. He hosts the globally ranked top 1% podcast After Hours Entrepreneur, which highlights industry disruption, such as AI, automation, and independent media. He leads dozens of entrepreneurs in his mastermind community. We invite you to connect with him at https://www.marksavantmedia.com/ And listen to his podcast at http://www.afterhoursentrepreneur.com/ __________ The Shā Sparks Show - We talk with Business & Military Leaders about what it means to invest in Leadership, Relationships & Self Love. Ever feel like an imposter? Or maybe even like you are no longer fired up about life like you're living on a hamster wheel repeating the motions daily? Shā Sparks is an energetic catalyst and fearless communicator who sparks leaders to find, use, and share their voice through coaching, podcasts, and publications so they can go from fear to fired up about their life and business. Through her renowned Spark Your ALPHA program, Shā's audiences and clients experience more confidence, amplified emotional intelligence, and the spark that ignites their fearless action. Also, she provides an all-inclusive host for hire, a podcast-in-a-box service called Spark Your VOICE, Podcasts to Publications. As the CEO (Chief Excitement Officer) of Sparks of Fire International, she hosts multiple podcasts along with her signature podcast called The Sha Sparks Show along with being a host of Real Talk and co-host of UnderWired on United Network News. She is also the author of How to Get Your Voice Back, a Certified Fearless Living Coach and Trainer, and the Co-Founder of the FIRESTARTERS Book Project. “Auntie Shā-Shā” to all of her friends' kids, she is also an expert sunrise phone photographer and a rookie kayaker. Most importantly, Shā wants to inspire others to move confidently through change so they can step into their FIRE power! You are invited to connect with Shā at www.shasparks.com www.theshasparksshow.com www.unitednetwork.tv This episode is sponsored by www.firestartersbookproject.com www.heroesmediagroup.com www.ulauniverse.comuse discount code SPARKS10 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Petra Wille is a product leadership coach and the author of "Strong Product People" and "Strong Product Communities". Petra is passionate about helping product teams excel and found that some of the best companies she's worked with use "Communities of Practice" to support product manager growth. We spoke all about this, and how people can get started. A message from this episode's sponsor - SuperProduct This episode is sponsored by SuperProduct. Have you ever wished you could simplify competitive research, reduce time commitment and effort but still get extraordinary insights? Well, have I got news for you! You can try SuperProduct's new course which teaches you how to unlock the potential of AI-powered insights about your competitors and about your market. This course demystifies AI and teaches you how to be the mega prompt maestro that will transform ChatGPT into your personal research assistant. Check the course out here, and make sure to use code KNIGHT to support this podcast. Episode highlights: 1. Product managers forming communities of practice leads to great outcomes. Organisations where product teams form bottoms-up communities of practice are more up to date in their knowledge and thinking, work more closely together and break down silos. Forming these communities makes better product work easier. 2. No two communities of practice are the same (but they're all valuable) Sometimes, it's just a peer learning group. Sometimes, it's a book club. Sometimes it's just a bunch of people going to conferences together. Sometimes it's just a way to share updates with each other. The precise format of a community, and the rituals it observes, are less important than that it exists. 3. You need to get a rhythm going earlier to build the muscle memory of a community It's easy to see community engagement as something that will atrophy over time, and this is possible, but it's relatively straightforward to build an early rhythm to bed in practices and build muscle memory to make sure that the community sticks. 4. The best way to get started is to focus on human-to-human connections, not canvasses, for your minimum viable community It's important to focus your community on solving real problems that the team has, rather than the philosophical concept of "learning", which is valuable, but not tangible enough. Find things that matter, and get people together around those things. 5. Even if you're in a small company, there are still communities there for you. You might think that communities of practice are just for bigger companies and, to some extent, they are. However, there are always communities out there that will help you; either communities of people with a specific interest or just general meetup communities where you can chat with peers. Buy "Strong Product Communities" "STRONG Product Communities is a comprehensive guide that empowers product people, product leaders, HR, and Learning & Development professionals to develop and nurture successful product Communities of Practice (CoP). The book offers valuable insights gathered from survey data, interviews with CoP leaders, and the author's hands-on experience." Check it out on Amazon. Buy "Strong Product People" "Are you a product leader looking for advice on how to be certain that every product manager on your team lives up to their full potential? Do you want to make sure your product people are competent, empowered, and inspired, and would you like to know how you can best help them on this journey? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this book is for you!" Check it out on Amazon. Contact Petra You can connect with Petra on LinkedIn. You can also check out Strong Product People, or Petra's coaching website.
Make no mistake about it, I am in AWE of these two authentic leaders!! It's my honor and joy to shine light on the co-founders of verb, in this episode of THIS. with Shauna Griffiths. Shannon Jones and Yadira Harrison are a force! Together they have created a dynamic consultancy and agency specializing in brand experiences, partnerships, campaigns, and proprietary platforms - and they just made the 2023 Inc 5000 list!! As Yadira recently posted, "5 years ago we set out to build something new: an output agnostic agency that could not be pigeonholed, where creativity knows no bounds. Fast forward to today, and #teamverb consists of 40 creatives spanning from coast to coast, making marketing waves around the globe.
Erik Clemons returns to share his work as founding CEO of ConnCorp, a sister organization of ConnCAT which has acquired and is revitalizing commercial properties in underinvested neighborhoods in New Haven. Their ultimate goal is to catalyze and support a place-based impact investing ecosystem in the city.
Increasing rents and home prices, gentrification, and historic inequities have contributed to a major housing crisis in Los Angeles. Yet, L.A. has a rich residential legacy that includes innovative housing design, successful housing developments, and leadership in historical preservation. Panelists will draw upon their interrelated recent books on housing, architecture, and preservation to offer compelling approaches to help address L.A.'s housing crisis. Frances Anderton covers Los Angeles design and architecture in print, broadcast media, and public events. She is the author of Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles and co-producer of the short film, 40 Years of Building Community. For many years, Anderton hosted the radio show, DnA: Design and Architecture, on KCRW. She is adjunct faculty at the USC School of Architecture. Ken Bernstein is a Principal City Planner for the Los Angeles Department of City Planning where he directs L.A.'s historic preservation policies. He serves as lead staff member for the city's Cultural Heritage Commission and oversaw the completion of SurveyLA, a multi-year citywide survey of historical resources. He is adjunct faculty at the USC Price School of Public Policy and the author of Preserving Los Angeles: How Historic Places Can Transform America's Cities. Liz Falletta is a professor of Architectural and Urban Design, Vice Chair of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis, and faculty director of the Executive Master of Urban Planning at the USC Price School of Public Policy. She is the author of By Right, By Design: Housing Development vs. Housing Design in Los Angeles, an interdisciplinary study of significant Los Angeles housing design precedents and developments that offers insights for future housing production in L.A. and beyond. Moderator: Todd Gish is an urban designer, licensed architect, and adjunct professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy. He is a published author on planning and architectural subjects (especially housing) and trained historian with extensive expertise in the research and analysis of buildings, sites, land uses, and urban environments.
Connect with Kristine: @kristinekmunro @illumecollective.co @pivottopassion.podcast www.illume-collective.com Kristine Munro is the Founder and Intuitive Community Builder of The Illume Collective and the host of the Pivot to Passion podcast. Her journey started 15 years ago in Finance & Real Estate. She built a 7-Figure, award-winning business and though she had outward success and recognition, she felt unaligned, knowing deep down she was meant for more. Despite her fear, she left it all to start from scratch following her own heart and purpose. On her path of self-discovery, Kristine learned to tap into her own intuition which led her to find her passion for building a community for female entrepreneurs to connect on a deeper level, easy access to mentors and all the support they need to pursue their big dreams. Kristine is a certified Reiki Practitioner, and Life/Business Coach, mentoring women entrepreneurs to illuminate the light within themselves and live out what they were meant to do. Kristine is a proud wife and mom of two. Her top priority is being a role model for them to show them that there are no limits to what they can achieve. Head to the Higher Self Gala in December 2023: https://www.illume-collective.com/higher-self-gala-2023 Community Calls: https://www.illume-collective.com/community-builder
In this episode, we're joined by Lindsay Zika, Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year, who shares her journey in education – a story woven through different cultures and countries and now rooted in Greenville Senior High Academy. We explore the profound influence of family and passion for language that propelled her into a career with multilingual learners. Lindsay is interviewed by Catherine Schumacher with Public Education Partners. Lindsay and Catherine discuss the unique joys and challenges that come with educating multilingual learners. From her strategic approach to building relationships with students and their families to the collaborative efforts that enhance student successes, Lindsay underscores the indispensable role of community support. Tune in to discover how Lindsay Zika is not just teaching but weaving students into the fabric of the community. _ Produced by Podcast Studio X. Simple Civics: Greenville County is a project of Greater Good Greenville. Support Simple Civics with a tax-deductible contribution. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're feeling overwhelmed with all that is happening in the world, listen in to this week's Find Your Feminine Fire podcast to discover some tools to help support yourself. In this episode I'm sharing some simple yet powerful tools to find pockets of relative stability in these chaotic times. Tune in to discover: ✨The Power of Resourcing: Learn what resourcing is and how it can be a game-changer in managing stress. ✨Crafting Your Support List: I'll guide you through creating a personalized support list, a practical tool for feeling more capacity to handle hard things. ✨Building Community and Connection: Understand why nurturing connections and community is essential, and learn how to cultivate these supportive networks, especially in times like these. Listen in on your fave pod player. Sending you much love, Amanda
Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Dr. Asa Lee, President of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, joins us and shares his unique journey from the classrooms of public education to the holy halls of ministry and academia and the reasons for his professional choices. About Dr. Asa Lee: Rev. Dr. Asa J. Lee, a respected leader in theological education, assumed the role of President at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary on June 7, 2021. With degrees from Hampton University, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Virginia Theological Seminary, Dr. Lee brings a wealth of academic and pastoral experience. Previously serving at Wesley Theological Seminary in various capacities, including vice president and director of African-American studies, Dr. Lee is known for fostering inclusive and academically rigorous environments. He is an ordained minister with a decade of pastoral experience at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. Dr. Lee is a member of several prestigious organizations, reflecting his commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in theological education. As President, he envisions leading Pittsburgh Theological Seminary to rediscover its core strengths and embrace new opportunities in theological education. With a collaborative spirit and innovative thinking, Dr. Lee, alongside his wife, the Rev. Chenda Innis Lee, is set to shape the future of the seminary, equipping students for pastoral ministry in the Presbyterian tradition.4 Key Takeaways:1. Dr. Lee navigates through the sacrifice necessary to hone leadership skills.2. He shares his views on the power of intentional community building and the surprising perspective gained from parenthood. 3. He also reveals his unconventional stress-busting techniques i.e., Lego building and gardening, which might inspire you to pick up a new hobby!4. We delve into the significance of availability in leadership, the art of building a robust culture, and handling the weight of pressure.Quotes From the Episode:“Who you choose on your team helps to build the culture you want to have.”“The demands on being a neighbor aren't religious, they're communal, they're shared.”Resources Mentioned:LegosPittsburgh Theological SeminaryConnect with Dr. Lee:Linkedin | BlogRegister for our L3 One Day 2024 Leadership Conference at L3OneDay.com!
Hello, Podwalkers, and welcome back to another episode of the Goblin Lore Podcast! Today the hosts sit down with close friend Beth, The Queen of Cardboard (we're ashamed she hasn't been on before...). Beth is actively involved with building communities and with helping organize charity work. A lot of this is thanks to Sheldon Menery and we discuss the upcoming Fuck Cancer... ummmmmm we mean Commander Charity Stream honoring Sheldon and raising money for the Moffit Cancer Center. The event will take place here on November 18th and 19th. We hope that you all can join us and celebrate our friend.Donations can be made here: https://streamlabscharity.com/@commanderrc/in-honor-of-sheldon-meneryWe also finally have a Linktree with all of our discounts/resources____________________________________________As promised, we keep Mental Health Links available every episode. But For general Mental Health the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has great resources for people struggling with mental health concerns as well as their families. We also want to draw attention to this article on stigma from NAMI's site.If you're thinking about suicide or just need someone to talk to right now, you can get support from any of the resources below. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 Veteran's can Press 1 at anytime to be taken to the Veteran's Line Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741 International suicide hotlines: A comprehensive resource list for people outside the US. IMAlive: Click Chat Now to access a live online network of volunteers through instant messaging. TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText (LGBTQ+ crisis support): 1-866-488-7386, or text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 Trans Lifeline (US): (877) 565-8860____________________________________________Opening and closing music by Wintergatan (@wintergatan). Logo art by Steven Raffael (@SteveRaffle)Goblin Lore is proud to be presented by Hipsters of the Coast, and a part of their growing Vorthos content – as well as Magic content of all kinds. Check them out at hipstersofthecoast.com
Welcome to the fifth episode of Bad Law Worse Facts! With our host, Michael Takla, and guest, Dan Ambrose, Chancellor of Trial Lawyers University. Michael and Dan deep dive into what TLU is all about, how Dan got into case analysis, and the importance of putting in the work. You don't want to miss this informative discussion! Hosts: Michael Takla Guest: Dan Ambrose, Chancellor of Trial Lawyers University Time Stamps & Show Notes: (00:00 - 00:47) Introduction (00:48 - 03:27) About Dan & His Start (03:28 - 05:44) The Common Denominator Behind Big Verdicts (05:45 - 12:11) Connection & Communication (12:12 - 15:43) The Bootcamps (15:44 - 21:58) How Dan's Case Analysis Started (21:59 - 23:32) A Remarkable Trial Success on Zoom (23:33 - 25:27) Wrapping Up Case Analysis (25:28 - 30:50) The Structure of Trial Lawyers University (30:51 - 32:31) TLU Beach (32:32 - 34:17) Building Community & Sharing Stories (34:18 - 38:20) More On Huntington Beach (38:21 - 42:39) An Anecdote, Getting Verdicts, & Presentations (42:40 - 45:01) A Complimentary TLU Opportunity (45:02 - 54:13) The Importance of Practicing & Putting in the Work (54:14 - 55:22) Huntington Beach Conference & A Small Class (55:23 - 58:20) Final Thoughts & Closing
Deion Sanders and his Colorado Buffaloes are set to battle it out with Washington State to see which team is the worst in the Pac-12. What will the media establishment do if Coach Golden Calf locks up last place? We know what it won't do: tell the truth. Luckily for you, Jason is here to share the unpolished facts about Coach Prime and his race for last place. “No matter the final score or final standings, Coach Prime is the biggest winner of the football season. In a society that no longer values merit, the biggest losers are the predetermined winners.” Whitlock's fire-starter ignites a conversation with Steve Kim about Deion, his lack of success, and the media's agenda. Plus, more crying in football? The pair discuss the Jim Harbaugh-less Michigan Wolverines and their win over Penn State that led to a tearful postgame for interim head coach Sherrone Moore. Is the NFL MVP also its top-performing rookie, Houston's C.J. Stroud? Will Deshaun Watson's fourth-quarter comeback over the Ravens spark a return to form for the embattled QB? And will Patriots owner Robert Kraft finally drop the ax on his future Hall of Fame coach, Bill Belichick, after New England dropped to 2-8? We want to hear from the Fearless Army!! Join the conversation in the show chat, leave a comment or email Jason at FearlessBlazeShow@gmail.com Visit https://TheBlaze.com. Explore the all-new ad-free experience and see for yourself how we're standing up against suppression and prioritizing independent journalism. Today's Sponsors: Everyday, young, scared women, who don't think they have options, are choosing abortion. Preborn seeks these women out before they make the ultimate choice and introduces them to the life growing inside of them through FREE ultrasounds because of YOU who donate. Help rescue babies' lives and donate by dialing #250 and say the keyword, "BABY." or go to Preborn.com/Fearless. Cozy Earth bed sheets are soft, made of the finest luxury material and temperature-regulating so you can sleep cool and comfy year-round! Save 35% when you go to Cozy Earth dot com and enter my special promo code FEARLESS at checkout. UNITUS is THE alternative to all the woke sports apparel companies. It's a new clothing company, founded by NBA player Jonathan Isaac, that offers a values-based alternative for stylish, high-quality sports and lifestyle apparel. But it's more than cool clothes. UNITUS is a growing community and movement, bringing people together in support of traditional values like faith, family, and freedom. Shop UNITUS and sign up for exclusive access to the JUDAH 1, visit https://WeAreUNITUS.com and use code Blaze1 for free shipping at checkout. Today's episode is brought to you by First Cup Coffee. A Christian-owned patriot coffee company that stands for Core Values, Family, and Building Community across the Nation. First Cup's freshly Roasted Beans delivered in Ground or Whole Bean Texture, Pods, and Bulk. Go to https://FirstCup.com and use code FEARLESS and save an additional 10% on your order and if you subscribe save an additional 10% for the life of your subscription. Get 10% off Blaze swag by using code Fearless10 at https://shop.blazemedia.com/fearless Make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army!” Support Conservative Voices! Subscribe to BlazeTV at https://get.blazetv.com/FEARLESS and get $10 off your yearly subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Community is the cornerstone of empowerment. It's where connections flourish and transformation takes root.Deb Schell, a global entrepreneur with over 60 businesses under her guidance, shares invaluable insights on online community building. From discovery to strategy and implementation, she simplifies user and backend experiences. In this enlightening episode, she offers her expert hacks from her book “The Creation to Community Builder”. Communities are a big part of our lives, but often lack intentional engagement. Maintaining relationships can be tough even in private life, and social media are more distractions than help. Online communities are great for building consistency, habits, and support for a business. Do you see yourself as a Community Builder?If you are intrigued by community building and want to dive deeper into this topic, connect with Deb for an insightful conversation.Notes:⭐ Deb assisted over 60 entrepreneurs in building and growing their online communities through podcasting and consulting. 01:35✅ Community builders must place a high priority on establishing psychological safety and purposeful connections among members in order to cultivate meaningful relationships. 09:32
Behind the Scenes of Building Community with Angela Brown (SLUG) & Amy Wicks (Ogden Journal) Where Arts & Adventure summits the airwaves, this is the Ogden Arts & Adventure Show!! R. Brandon Long and Todd Oberndorfer are your hosts for the greatest arts & culture podcast in all the land. GUESTS: Angela Brown // Craft Lake City; SLUG Magazine Holiday Market: https://craftlakecity.com/holiday-market-2023 SLUG: https://www.slugmag.com/ Amy Wicks // Former Ogden City Council Person; The Ogden Journal The Ogden Journal: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959767278450690 SPONSOR: The Monarch Ogden - Book a weekly corporate event, OR a Sunday wedding at The Monarch which includes a free mimosa bar, and mention this podcast to save on your event! Website: https://themonarchogden.com/ Contact Email: email@example.com Contact Phone: (801) 893-6604 MORE OAA: https://www.facebook.com/ogdenoutdooradventure https://www.instagram.com/ogdenadventure/ https://www.thebanyancollective.com/ogden-outdoor-adventure-show OUTDOOR JUKEBOX: “Who Are You Now” // Vincent Draper & The Culls Watch more Van Sessions on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/@vansessionspod Thank you to BANYAN1 for powering today's Episode of the Ogden Arts & Adventure Show! Listen and Subscribe to Ogden Arts & Adventure on YouTube! Look for us on Facebook, Instagram, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, thebanyancollective.com, and on the Podbean App for Android & iPhones. Find value in this podcast, consider supporting us here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/banyanmedia DM us on Instagram @ogdenadventure
Where Arts & Adventure summits the airwaves, this is the Ogden Arts & Adventure Show!! R. Brandon Long and Todd Oberndorfer are your hosts for the greatest arts & culture podcast in all the land. GUESTS: Angela Brown // Craft Lake City; SLUG Magazine Holiday Market: https://craftlakecity.com/holiday-market-2023 SLUG: https://www.slugmag.com/ Amy Wicks // Former Ogden City Council Person; The Ogden Journal The Ogden Journal: https://www.facebook.com/groups/959767278450690 SPONSOR: The Monarch Ogden - Book a weekly corporate event, OR a Sunday wedding at The Monarch which includes a free mimosa bar, and mention this podcast to save on your event! Website: https://themonarchogden.com/ Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Phone: (801) 893-6604 MORE OAA: https://www.facebook.com/ogdenoutdooradventure https://www.instagram.com/ogdenadventure/ https://www.thebanyancollective.com/ogden-outdoor-adventure-show OUTDOOR JUKEBOX: “Who Are You Now” // Vincent Draper & The Culls Watch more Van Sessions on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/@vansessionspod Thank you to BANYAN1 for powering today's Episode of the Ogden Arts & Adventure Show! Listen and Subscribe to Ogden Arts & Adventure on YouTube! Look for us on Facebook, Instagram, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, thebanyancollective.com, and on the Podbean App for Android & iPhones. Find value in this podcast, consider supporting us here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/banyanmedia DM us on Instagram @ogdenadventure
This episode is going to help you get a new job faster! In 2022, I doubled the salary I had been making just 10 months prior. I did this by job hopping twice in one year. First from higher ed to healthcare, then from healthcare to tech. I reduced the time it took me to get each job offer from over four months to 90 days on the dot. This episode is all about the strategies I used to get each of those job offers, including the one thing that I did that was the most effective and, once implemented, was what made the difference in helping me secure the job offer each time. I also talk about the many, many mistakes I made in my job search the first time, and how I was able to course correct the second time around. Be ready to take notes because I will be dropping so much actionable advice! Remember, doors are open to my 1:1 coaching program! Inside 1:1 coaching, we will address the mindset issues that come up when you're trying to get a new job. This is crucial, because you can have the best strategy in the world, but if your mind isn't on board, you're not gonna get far. Let's reach your goals together! FREE TRAINING - How to Get Job Offers Faster! In this training, you will learn how to drastically reduce the time it takes for you to receive job offers, without getting another degree, certification, or signing up for a bootcamp. Register now and see you on Tuesday, November 21st at 7 PM ET! Referenced Episodes: 30. How to Get Your Resume to the Top of the Pile 10. Taking the Ick Factor Out of Networking 60. Networking is OUT. Building Community is IN. 64. Part 2: Getting a Job when You Don't Know Where to Start 66. Dealing with Your Horrible Boss Resources and Links Download Now - FREE Leverage LinkedIn Training Download your FREE Resume Guide and Template Follow @CarlaTheFirstGenCoach on Instagram Learn more: https://thefirstgencoach.com/welcome --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thefirstgencoach/support
Our well-being is important to maintain in our lives, and different companies can help us with that. In this episode of the Class E Podcast, we talked with Chad Price, an international business consultant and entrepreneur with several successful wellness ventures. Price shares the knowledge he's acquired throughout his entrepreneurial journey from his exercise equipment company, Kettlebell Kings, to his most recent venture, Life Grows Green, a lifestyle brand focused on natural and hemp products. Price also discusses how entrepreneurs in any industry should always be equipped for battle because they never know what hurdles they may face. Guest: Chad Price Webistes: https://www.kettlebellkings.com https://lifegrowsgreen.com Host: Mary Sturgill Producer: Isabella Martinez '24 TRANSCRIPT MARY: Hi there, everyone. Welcome to this episode of the Class E Podcast. I am your host Mary Sturgill and this is the podcast that's brought to you through a partnership between the Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship here at Furman University and the Communication Studies Department. Today we have a very special guest, Chad Price is with us. He is the founder of Kettlebell Kings and multiple ventures, which we're going to jump into and talk about. Chad, welcome to the show. CHAD: Hi, nice to meet you. Thank you for having me. MARY: Yeah, thank you. So I want to start by talking about… kind of going way back to your childhood, and I want to find out…where did your entrepreneurial spirit come from? CHAD: You know, I think it's interesting. I had to really kind of dig on to that question when I was writing my book recently. And trying to figure out, you know, when was the first time that I really kind of thought about being an entrepreneur and I don't know if it was ever, you know, a one kind of light bulb moment in my head.I think it was just, I've been kind of light bulb moment in my head. I think it was just, I've been on so many teams growing up playing sports that I always knew I wanted to be or create, you know, some type of business operation that I respected like the teams I participated in. So, you know, some type of successful operation, a group of individuals that got together and you know, achieve something bigger than themselves. That's kind of always been my dream. When I graduated college, I, you know, I think it was just like anybody else. I went into the corporate America and tried to find different jobs and different experiences that I thought would maybe fulfill that need and in that process, it kinda led me to realizing that, you know, this wasn't the exact experience I was looking for and if I really wanted that type of experience I'd have to create it myself MARY: Yeah, absolutely. So you mentioned you played football at Rice and you got a business degree while you were there. It was a few years after that though that you started Kettlebell Kings with I believe a couple of your teammates? CHAD: Yeah, so one of my teammates, one is a friend of a teammate. So kind of, you know, small circle. And when we started Kettlebell Kings, it was more for us. We knew we wanted to start a business in general. MARY: Yeah. CHAD: And we knew it's gonna be something e-commerce. We had kind of been doing our research and at the time I was working a corporate job. So, you know, in my free time, I was researching and trying to figure out if I was gonna start a company, what type of company would it be? And at the time there was really no cool brand around Kettlebells. And so, we wanted to kind of build like a network or community of people who use the kettlebell as a tool for health and wellness, but more of a fitness or enthusiast type of community, an overall health and wellness community just using that kind of as a centerpiece. MARY: Yeah, I love that idea. I'm gonna remind our listeners and viewers on YouTube that was back in 2012 right? So it was before Peloton and before the mirror and all of those things. CHAD: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, no, and it's interesting to see those things come along. Cause like, you know, you kinda feel like, oh, we missed that on these huge ideas, right? Cause we're sitting here selling kettlebells, but you know, I think that's kind of the benefit of starting your own business. You know, there's different kinds of levels to the journey. There's different scales to everything that you do.You know, I think the fitness community, building the online community and kind of aligning different kind of small and niche type of organizations is kind of an expertise of ours and expertise of mine now that I can carry with me and kind of apply that in any organization. MARY: Yeah, absolutely. And well, I think you guys, I mean, I don't know if anybody before you guys maybe unless it was like individual people or individual gyms that were creating this idea of community around the product, right? And before or some of the big ones that we can think of now. So I think that was brilliant that you did that at that time, right? You kind of rode the digital wave a little bit in that regard, I think. CHAD: Yeah, it makes me feel very old that I'm like original like social media, you know, like I had Facebook when it first came out, right? MARY: Right. CHAD: I thought those were the good old days and I think you're correct in the sense that there weren't any real kind of online communities back then because social media wasn't such a big presence. And we really… in the kind of creation of our business, we really wanted to focus on bringing as many people together as we could through a digital platform and we never really wanted to have like a physical location. We wanted to invest everything in the company that we could to have like the most successful aggregation of content and basically like a superstore for the enthusiasts online and anyone can experience from anywhere in the world. MARY: Now you also… for people who might not know, you also actually sold kettle bells and worked on the design of them and the manufacturing of them as well, didn't you? CHAD: Yeah, no, I mean that kind of stuff is awesome for me. You know I had many different jobs in college and after college so some of my previous experiences helped out there. Like for example, I was doing stadium seating when I was in construction and if you do stadium seating, you know, like the stanchions or the uprights that hold the seats together, they're made out of caste. And so I would get huge containers of those on the construction site. And you know, for me, it's like, oh, this is how, you know, metal is made. This is how bulk iron is shipped to America. So I kind of had a familiarity with the type of process that was needed. And once we started Kettlebell Kings, we really just found experts and organizations that, you know, we kind of took their advice and took the customer advice and tried to make the best product. So we would take samples from a manufacturer and then just really tweak and tweak those until we got those into the hands of the professionals and they told us it was perfect and then that's the one we'd go with. MARY: Yeah, nice. I love that process. You know, and it's trial and error, right? You just have to go with what's best right now until you find something better. CHAD: One hundred percent and you know, I tell people all the time we got kettlebells with literally, you know, we get them into the warehouse, we want to do quality control and so we literally throw them up in the air, bang on the ground like try to break them on purpose and during that process, some of them would crack open so you know we've got kettlebells literally like factory dust and dirt and cigarette butts inside before. So there's definitely a trial and error process that goes into making things right but you know I enjoy that process and I think that's what helps separate you from another company. So if everyone has to go through kind of those pitfalls and overcome those obstacles, you know, just puts you a little further away from the competition. MARY: Absolutely, absolutely. You know, COVID affected a lot of businesses that were… in a negative way when we all closed and all of that, but you guys actually thrived during that time. Talk a little bit about that and how that happened. CHAD: Well, I mean, we always knew when we started the company that online fitness and digital fitness at home was gonna be the future of health and wellness. So you know in our eyes, COVID just kind of accelerated that process and took this into that, you know, that new reality forever. So even if you went back to the gym, I think you still remember those days and you still kind of have a plan or backup plan for your online fitness or your home based fitness, let's say initiatives. And so for us, we were already set up perfectly for that. And all that really did was, you know, kind of prove our point and, you know, it proved the kind of the model if you will for Kettlebell Kings as a whole because we weren't even able to fulfill all of the needs at the time, you know? We went from, you know, normal, doing well as a business, growing, doubling every year type of success as a company, but during that time period, you know, we had over 50,000, 60,000 people on our waitlist. Just they couldn't get product so you know it's kind of a crazy time. MARY: Yeah, that is a crazy time. You mentioned your model. Can you talk about that a little bit more? Kind of outline that for our listeners. Your model for Kettlebell Kings. CHAD: Sure. I mean, I think it's multi faceted, right? MARY: Right. CHAD: So when you talk about having a business model or, for Kettlebell Kings, specifically our business model, you're gonna have basically your products for your hardware, which is gonna be fitness equipment. The main thing for us is going to be kettlebells. So, you know, we section that up into the different types of kettlebells.There's different, you know, you have kettlebell, sport, you have hard style kettlebell lifters. You have people who want kind of a hybrid. You know, you have kilograms versus pounds, different things like that. So we decide on, you know, which lines of series of kettlebells we carry. And then more importantly, we really try to be a content company. So we try to see ourselves as a kind of like the ESPN of the kettlebell world where we're aggregating all of the content, all of the user generated content that exists out there and trying to create or produce better content from that and work with those people who are creating those pieces of content to, you know, promote them as a, you know, whether they're a trainer or it's a gym or, you know, a facility for kettlebell sport, different things like that. So it's about really kind of having a production, if you will, where we're literally having, you know, 365 days a year. This is what we're going to be producing. This is what we're going to be, you know, when we're going to be filming it, this is when it should be coming out on our social content channels and things like that. So a lot of it was really growing that production side. I think that was the harder part than the equipment. The equipment is just, you know, I think that's kind of the basics of just getting manufacturers from wherever you're getting that manufacturing. MARY: Yeah, but you bring up a good point about having multiple revenue streams. Coming in with that. And correct me if I'm wrong in this, in 2019, you guys actually acquired another company… Battle Ropes. Am I saying that right? Tell us about that. CHAD: Correct. Yeah, so in 2019, you know, we really decided that kettlebells were really growing. As a fitness company, we had inquiries and we had, you know, the ability to sell other things besides kettlebells, But we didn't wanna have, let's say, dumbbells by Kettlebell Kings. And so we created a new brand called Living Fit. And that brand was basically going to encompass and it's still I say going to because I sold my shares in that when I sold my Kettlebell King shares, but my partner still runs that brand. That brand basically sells all types of fitness equipment and battle ropes was one of those things that we want to incorporate into that. So the purchasing of battle ropes, you know, a strategic decision for us to have those types of certifications and all of the training and workout videos that came with that company. That gave us a kind of a foundation to build other types of products from. So, you know, we'd use that as a structure to build the dumbbell, the barbell, the jump ropes, resistance bands, you know, diet programs. So at that point we really were into building digital programs and digital services that we could offer people and you know there was no actual physical product that we need to ship in that situation. MARY: Yeah, yeah. You mentioned the sale of Kettlebell Kings, a multimillion dollar sale.How did you come to the decision to say, okay, maybe it's time to do this kind of… be open to this? CHAD: Well, we knew, you know, we…It's a heavy inventory based company. So when you're trying to grow, you know, you can only grow as much as your margins will allow you if you're not taking on a significant amount of financing and when you have 3 partners… We had 3 partners, 2 companies, a bunch of kind of different initiatives so it becomes a challenge just to allocate resources and agree on where you're gonna allocate those resources most effectively to grow the company because when you're growing so fast that, you know, it's not much room to pay yourself personally. Because the company just needs more and more finance for whatever it is, whether it's inventory, marketing, expanding into new countries, different things like that. MARY: Right. CHAD: So on that journey when we're looking for inventory financing or looking for a financial partner, a lot of people were approaching us about owning some type of piece of the company and a lot of those people wanted to own a majority share of the company. So once those conversations started about a majority share, you know, there wasn't a real option for us to stay around as a kind of a side or a minority owner in the company. And so we really just started kind of taking conversations of if you want to purchase the company as a whole and that led us to some of these larger aggregators had already been reaching out to us. You know, I think a lot of people see the brand and has a lot of potential because it has such a great online following and it demands such a big presence in that niche. So, you know, if you're searching kettlebells, you're going to find Kettlebell Kings. You know, we've becomes synonymous with the term kettlebells in a way where you know we have our competitors to have the hashtag “Kettlebell Kings”, on their social channels and things like that. So I think that's one of the benefits to just owning that brand and the expansion that it's capable of is, you know, it's outrageous. You're not even talking about… you're talking about…we've only really been in America. Kind of just dipped our toe into Europe and Australia a little bit. MARY: Right, right. You mentioned the brand becoming synonymous with the piece of equipment, the kettlebell, and I think that you guys worked hard to make that happen because that's what comes to everybody's forefront of their mind when they think kettlebell. You're absolutely right about that. I know initially…and this is, you know, well documented… as a minority business owner, it's difficult to get funding sometimes.Did you face any of those hurdles based on the fact that well, you had 3 partners, but 2 of you are minorities, right? So, did you face any of those hurdles that people normally face? CHAD: Yeah, definitely. And, you know, I, you know, I tell people all the time we would never get financing. So we tried to get financing from every, you know, bank that we ever worked with. We ended up leaving every big bank because they kind of, you know, what we felt were not taken as serious as entrepreneurs or as businessmen. We ended up working with smaller credit unions who you know told us that they would take us a little more serious but they never really had any type of financing that was substantial enough to really make a difference for us. So you know. $5,000 is not really gonna change your company when you need, you know, $30,000 worth of kettlebells. MARY: Right. CHAD: But in those situations, they also wanted, you know, personal guarantees and things like that. And when you're an entrepreneur, you don't have, you know, a salary, let's say, for example, to guarantee some of the things that they're gonna want to get these types of financing options. So for us, you know, we literally boot strapped it all the way into the point where we were using, you know, these kind of e-commerce type loans, whether that's, you know, PayPal capital or, you know, the different ones that you could just, you know, you basically can sign up online. They take a percentage of your revenue from your ecommerce store. So that's probably the biggest financing that we used. But up until the point in which we were looking for serious financing and eventually ended up selling, that's kind of what led us to that conversation. MARY: Is this your second or third year staying on and then you're moving on? Kind of talk about that process a little bit. CHAD: Yeah, so unfortunately I probably should have mentioned this to you earlier, but unfortunately with the company that acquired us, we were then acquired by another company and so we attempted to stay on and unfortunately that ended up leading us to no longer work with them and in the end actually ended up leading to litigation. MARY: Okay. CHAD: So we're in pending litigation with that second acquiring company right now because of the current contract. MARY: Right, because that was part of that original agreement. I'm assuming that you guys stayed on for a period of time to help in the transition and, you know, bringing the company forward in the way that you guys had intended. CHAD: Correct. Yeah, and it was the 3 year acquisition that had, you know, payouts associated with the 3 years and everything like that. MARY: Right. CHAD: And so, it'll get worked out through the course of some, you know, luckily we live in, in a world where there is a way to handle these situations and our lawyers have been involved the entire time. So from this, from the time we sold to the time they were reacquired, the lawyers were kind of never really finished with the first sale so it's something that the lawyers will work out and it's really just a matter of time before everything gets settled. MARY: Right, right. I think that's important too for our listeners to understand that sometimes these sales don't always go as planned, right? CHAD: For sure. MARY: But there are avenues that you can take to protect yourself. And I think that's important for them to know. What did you learn in that process that you wish you had known before you started that process? CHAD: Yeah, I mean, I was just gonna say that I think even in these situations you learn so much about what you can do, how you can help someone in the future, what, you know, what kind of safeguards you could have put in place. I think in these situations you really have to understand that you're working with a corporation, you know, when you come from being a small business owner, you take a lot of personal pride and, you know, you put a lot of personal integrity into your work, into the brand. And when you're working with corporations, especially international corporations, they don't necessarily look at business the same way or maybe have the same, let's say, personal attachments or personal integrity to what you're trying to do, as an individual brand. So, you know, if a company owns a 150 brands and you come in as one brand, you're just not going to get the same level of care that you know, white glove type of care that you would have given it possibly and I think taking that kind of stuff into consideration and contractually making sure that the things that were most important are contractual and not just kind of word of mouth or handshake agreement, is probably the best way to go in any of those types of situations. MARY: Yeah, some good advice. I'm sure you have some of that advice in your book too, which we'll talk about a little bit later. Let's go on to your new venture. Life Grows Green. That's your new company that you started in… I believe 2019. Explain to us what Life Grows Green is. CHAD: So one of the things, you know, through the journey of kind of owning a health and wellness company or fitness company, that I really noticed how you know we could help people, you know, it really inspired me to see how many people would pick up a kettlebell, and, you know, 6 months later they feel like, you know, they've found something great in their life and they really have built kind of a new personality even around. you know, around this new tool and it just really inspires them to just live a healthier life. I think helping people do stuff like that is, you know, part of a good business and part of building community. I didn't realize I had a passion for it when I started Kettlebell Kings, but now I know that, you know, that is the kind of stuff that I wanna work on. You know, I don't think I could ever really work for a company that takes advantage of people, for example. So, you know, my idea with Life Grows Green was to build a company of natural lifestyle products, you know, whether that's hemp based products, you know, plant derived type of supplements and things like that. Or just your, your natural lifestyle products that you use every day, you know, your glassware, your sheets, your bedding, you know, different things like that. Really just trying to build a community of people who see and want to replace any type of product they can in their life with some natural option or natural version.I think there's, you know, there's a lot of kind of missed out opportunities to have natural products in our lives and just because we don't know any better, we end up with, you know, a cheaper plastic or pharmaceutical version of something that could be natural. MARY: Right, I completely agree and I'm one of those people who loves to go natural. I'm in the process of getting rid of all the plastics in my house, at least trying to. Let's talk about… you mentioned some of the products. How can people find the products? How's business going so far? Because you've been what it's… four years now? CHAD: When we first started, this was right before COVID. And so, you know, the idea of what we're gonna do shifted quite a bit over COVID. You know, at the time when I started Life Grows Green, I had the nail salon still…I was running a nail salon, Kettlebell Kings, and Living Fit. And then I had Life Grows Green as well. So the idea and the popularity around hemp and CBD was a lot higher. Once COVID happened, everything kinda went into, you know, let's say kind of a suspension, if you will, until we figured out how long we're gonna be in quarantine. We have a lot of in person projects and events that we were trying to participate in that obviously got canceled and didn't really get to happen.But not to mention just the space of advertising for hemp is one of the most difficult things that I've probably done in my career because of all the regulations around it. So, you know, Google, Facebook, Instagram, you're not really able to do that. You know, if you see advertisements there, it's usually some type of a gray hat/ black hat method that companies have to use to not get their account suspended or banned or different things like that. We've tried, you know, even to do things the correct way. Hire organizations to do things the correct way and still have gotten our accounts suspended and banned just for trying to do normal advertising like I would with any other company so through that lens… MARY: That's really interesting. Yeah. CHAD: Yeah, go ahead. I was gonna say through that lens, it's very difficult to advertise and to grow a brand like this. MARY: Yeah. CHAD: With that being said, you know, lately we've been shifting into more natural lifestyle products. So we have all of your hemp products, but you know, you'll see our Amazon store coming online here shortly. We'll be carrying more of your, like I said the universal lifestyle products versus the hemp based products. And I think advertising and trying to use those as kind of a starting point to get more people in online, it's gonna be a lot easier than trying to climb that uphill battle or fighting the quote on quote CBD and the hemp space. MARY: That's interesting because I know Google Analytics and that online marketing really helped with Kettlebell Kings and you kind of.. search engine optimization and all of that and so it's throwing up roadblocks now though for this particular company, which I find interesting especially since…I mean how many states now have legalized medical marijuana or marijuana for use and correct me if I'm wrong but hemp is not marijuana. CHAD: Exactly. And weed I don't sell. Everything that we sell is 100% federally legal to ship nationally and internationally. MARY: I wonder why that is. Why do you think that is? Because it's not, I mean the products don't contain THC. CHAD: Yeah, I think it's the stigma, you know, I think it's the stigma of people thinking that is like kind of a gateway to THC, which is the gateway to, you know, cocaine and just you know it just scares people just you know you take one step in that direction and you know I think that it's coming down. I think the green wave is real and it's continuing to kind of wash across America and like you say legalization is still growing every single… every time we have an election, we, you know, we get more and more states that are going in what I would consider the right direction. MARY: How are you overcoming that hurdle though? CHAD: You know, I think everyone who is in kind of that industry has had to overcome hurdles like this. So, you know, I kind of complain about the social platforms, but it's not just them. It's the credit card processors. It's insurance. It's every single part of the business. You know, you can sell 99% of your products, be everything besides let's say hemp or CBD and if you add hemp or CBD, now you're a high risk company for some reason. And these are things that have been in legislation and you know kind of ingrained into corporate America that they need to just be outlawed. Like there's no reason for, you know, hemp has already been basically given the same kind of space as a rice or any other plant or grain that you would grow. So it should be treated as such by every organization. It shouldn't be treated as some kind of high risk event or high risk operation, but currently that's just how it is and there's not really anything you can do. So you just have to…you're paying a higher cost for every single thing that you do and you're getting restricted on advertising pretty much on every platform currently. MARY: Right. So, you have some strategies, I'm sure, to overcome that. How are you.. what are some of the strategies that you're implementing? CHAD: What you can do is literally try to create an online community using the products that you sell that don't have anything to do with hemp because you can technically have, let's say two separate stores, an Amazon store and an e-commerce store, and then by building that community of people who appreciate the 100% non-hemp, non-CBD products, you can kind of hopefully get those people through your social channels and things like that. MARY: I think you're right. I think there's a path forward for these brands because so many of us are turning back to natural, you know, even down to, you know, doing our own gardens every year, right? CHAD: Exactly. MARY: So many of us are making that turn back to natural products. So I'm hoping that you are one of the companies that makes it through. I think you will be. You bring up a topic though that a lot of entrepreneurs face and that's just when you're facing so many roadblocks sometimes it kind of deflates your goals a little bit and deflates your passion a little bit. How do you overcome that? CHAD: Well, I tell people all the time when I first, you know, sports helped me quite a bit when I first got to Rice. Well growing up where I grew up, you know, we were good in sports and I was really good in sports. So I won most games that I played. And, you know, won the state championship in high school. So it was very kind of fortunate to have kind of a winning career up until my college career and in college, I had to kind of do a little more setback. You know, we had a season where we were 3 and 8. And we only won 3 games, which to me… that was outrageous. Only lost two games in high school in 4 years so having those types of experiences just kind of had me on a different mindset, you know, I look at it as like you can have a losing season and you can still come back next season and be better. And even two losing seasons, three losing seasons, you know, I don't look at the losses as a hundred percent something that I need to dwell on, something that I need to make sure I'm learning from and getting stronger from. So it more just calibrates me for the next bat on. You know, I feel more confident going into the next battle because I've lost already and because I already know what that feels like. I know, you know, how I didn't make it last time or why I didn't succeed when I did this in the past. And so those types of experiences, they really give me more confidence if I spend them correctly. MARY: Yeah, you mentioned battle. Your book is called Preparing for Battle. It was released this fall. Talk about what people are gonna find when they pick up that book from Amazon. CHAD: Yeah, I mean, I think that's kind of what I talk about in the book as well. You know, I do see business as kind of a battlefield, a competitive playing field. I think everyone who wants to have a successful brand, who becomes an entrepreneur and there can only be so many. You know, one of the things I tell people is that, yeah, I think we all individually only can remember so many brands in our head. So I don't know how many brands, you know, you maybe have 10, I maybe have 10 or 8 or whatever that number is but there can only be so many brands that we actually associate with ourselves and we, you know, we're proud to kind of be a member of or a part of that community. So I want to be that for as many different brands that I work with and I talk about kind of building the mindset to create that in the book. So more than what type of specific industry you're in. I think it's about having the correct mindset to deal with the obstacles that are going to come up in business. You know, the information that in 2012 when we started Kettlebell Kings and how you do social media advertisements, you know the most lucrative ways to kind of build that community are not the 100% same as they are you know in 2023 and I think understanding that you need to go into it with the mindset of this is going to be a battle. I need to learn on the fly. I need to be a lifelong learner you know the person that kind of leads my team as an expert in my industry and expert in whatever field that I'm trying to get in. I think that's more important than, you know, trying to gorge yourself on information before you get there. MARY: Yeah, yeah. I'm suggesting to our listeners that they go and get your book and read it, but what books along your path did you read that kind of influenced you? CHAD: So I mean, there would be so many like…I was one of those kids where I literally used to read adult books, you know, like I read every religious book by the time I was like 10 years old. I used to read the encyclopedia. So yeah, I was one of those like, extremely, kind of, nerdy kids that just used to read all the time. At a certain point, you know, reading books to me is just part of the experience of learning. You know, I like to take, I like to take concepts more than kind of the individual words or things, you know, I don't like to idolize individuals, I don't like to idolize books. I really like to learn the concepts and cross reference those concepts. So, you know, if you really were talking about like what are some of my favorite books, it would be like, you know, The Laws of Power, or, The Art of War or something like that. It'd be something more conceptual to where I really just like, how do we apply these concepts universally to whatever we're trying to achieve, whatever goals we have? My experience through sports and seeing so many different personalities and individuals and ways to lead, you know, and lead men and teams and things like that. They really kind of build my philosophy on how I look at business. I don't think when I go into a business that I know everything I need to know. I think that I've been given this responsibility and it's time for me to grow into that person and it's time for me to lead to that person and it's time for me to lead everyone and kind of walk this journey with everyone. And I think a lot of entrepreneurs could learn from kind of that approach versus, you know, kind of thinking that you're already the expert at whatever you're trying to do before you get there. MARY: Yeah, right. You also consult with businesses and now having this conversation with you, I can totally see why. And the benefits that other business owners would get in kind of hiring you to kind of lead them through some processes that they may have going on. Do you, and you kind of alluded to in that answer, do you have a philosophy of business? And of entrepreneurship? CHAD: I mean, I think it shifts, you know, I think having the self awareness to assess where you are, you know, I think I tell people all the time, like a good example is I had to learn this for myself when I was having a nail salon and having a fitness company at the same time. The conversations and the motivational conversations that you'd have in the nail salon are not the same that you have in a kettlebell warehouse. Those are completely two different…So I have the same goal, but you do not have the same conversation. You can't have the same tone, the same attitude. You have to take these things into consideration. So I think having that self-awareness not only about who you are as an individual, but who your team is, these types of things. For me, it comes easy because I've been on so many teams. I didn't, you know, I don't, I didn't like everybody I played with. I was the kid that I knew the coach would get on some people and baby other people because that's what it took to motivate them. There was a, you know, there was a method to the madness sometimes and I'm one of those people that can see and I like that kind of psychological strategy to things and so I really try to come in and say, you know, where are you? Where do you think you are? Let's see, you know, how close to my objective, a perception of things is your perception of things and then if we can agree on common points then I think you can kinda coach any team to the direction you want them to go. And that's just a matter of kind of putting the plan in place and executing on it. MARY: Yeah. Excellent. I love this. I know we can keep talking forever, but I probably need to wrap us up a little bit. I do want you before I let you go to give some advice to some of our entrepreneurs who are maybe starting out their journey. They think they have a product or they think they have an idea, but they're just not sure how to get it started. CHAD: I mean, I think when you're, when you're just starting out, that's, you know, it's an opportunity and it's kind of one of the most difficult times you're a hundred percent right. You don't know which direction you're always going when you're first starting and there are unlimited directions. So you know that's one of the things that you know, even with Kettlebell Kings, it changed over time. When we started the company, we were going to carry every single brand of kettlebells that existed and because of the first year of trying to do that, it ended up being, hey, you know, now we're just gonna carry our brand and we're gonna manufacture a different series and so I think having the correct mindset going in that you're gonna do whatever it takes to work is more important than, you know, trying to make sure that you've gotten the exact product line up right or you've gotten the exact advertising, the exact logo even. You know, I think there's situations in which action trumps, you know, kind of just sitting there being stale. So, if you have a way to create cash flow, to create revenue, to reach customers, I would say that's where you should start. You know, you should start with whatever can kind of create that initial cash flow. Even if it's not high profit margins, you can, you know, you can work on the margins, especially if you're not doing high volume and you're still able to create cash flow and bring in new customers and generate leads, bring in some type of let's say proof of concept that will allow you to do a lot of different things because as you're doing that you can work with individuals you can, you know, you can mentor or you find yourself. I'm sorry, not mentor. You could find yourself a mentor to help you in these situations. But if you don't really have any real world item to analyze.It's kind of hard for anyone to help. You kind of talk about a figment of everyone's imagination. MARY: Right, right. I love the way that you said that because so many people I think get almost paralyzed by trying to get everything right before they launch. Right? The right logo, the right, you know, branding materials, the right product. Rather than let's launch, let's bring in some money and let's be ready to educate ourselves on how things are going. And be open to change, which is all the things that you just said. CHAD: Yeah. Yeah, I mean, and that's why I say for me, it's almost natural because of sports and, you know, and sports the games on Friday. So it's like you can do whatever you want to do, but you have to go play on Friday. MARY: Right. CHAD: And I think in business you have to, you have to create that for yourself. So that doesn't exist. There's no real game. And if you're, you know, when you're first starting, you get to kind of stall and say, well, we'll just play next week. We'll just play next week. And it's like, no, you have to be the one to say the game is on Friday. So we're starting on Friday and that type of mindset I think is what is most important in entrepreneurs so that you're the person that pushes things forward if no one is there to build your dream for you. Like no one is there to build a brand. It's a multimillion-dollar or a billion-dollar global brand for you. It's like you're going to be the driving force or at least the starting point where the energy comes from. MARY: Yeah. Oh my god, that's so good. I'm gonna tell everybody right now to go back and re-listen to what he just said because it's so good. The other thing I want to ask you is, okay, so you sold the Kettlebell Kings, you're starting this new company, and you've written the book, what's next for you? CHAD: So I mean right now I'm working on, you know, quite a few different things. Obviously, Life Grows Green is one of my main focuses right now for sure. The book is just being released, that's what I'm really mainly kind of doing my promotional tour, if you will for the book. So I'll be doing podcasts like this, but I'm also doing in-person events. I'm working on some workshops. So I have workshops and presentations, kind of doing some career development even with some of the young entrepreneurs and things like that. So I'm really just trying to transition to the next chapter of my business life. I am looking for consulting opportunities or joint venture opportunities right now. So, you know, have a couple of potential opportunities that I may do. But I'm, you know, I'm also looking to kind of bring in larger ones. I think that there are some larger fitness brands possibly out there that could use my advice and that maybe you're not doing so well when I look at the landscape, but you know I think those are just kind of… that's just one angle that I'd like to kind of give my feedback on but there's so many different things that I want to do right now. I'm just kind of open to anything. MARY: So, Chad, how do people get in touch with you if they would like to hire you as a consultant or ask you some questions? CHAD: The best way to get in touch with me is probably through my website. My website chadprice.com. You know, you can also reach me on all social channels. I'm on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, so Chad Price on LinkedIn, and real Chad Price on the other social channels. And then you can check my book out on Amazon. So, you know, that's probably the number one way to support me and really understand a lot of my philosophies, and it talks about my story and then my story with Kettlebell Kings. So I think that's always a good starting point if you're interested in starting your own business for a business entrepreneur. MARY: Yeah, absolutely. Because in that book, you have some great advice and you even have a section of the book that's kind of a workbook for entrepreneurs too. CHAD: Yeah, I mean, like I said, you know, previously I think kind of getting your mindset correct is the best way to start or to look at entrepreneurship. Really self assessing where you are, what skills you may need, kind of building out a roadmap. And I think that's what the workbook section really tries to help you do. It helps you really give a good self-assessment of where you are and where you'd like to go. What tools and resources you're gonna need to put in place in order to get there. And that's why I try to help people. MARY: All right, Chad Price, thank you so much for joining us today. CHAD: Thank you for having me. MARY: Yeah, great conversation. So everyone go follow Chad on his social media and buy that book. But for now that does it for this episode of the Class E Podcast. Remember this is the podcast that's brought to you through partnership between the Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Communication Studies Department here at Furman University. Remember you can catch the podcast multiple ways now. We're on wherever you get your podcast, but we're also on YouTube. So go check out our YouTube channel and make sure that you hit that subscribe button so that you get notified every time we drop a new episode like this one right here. This podcast is produced by Communication Studies major, Isabella Martinez. We want to thank you for tuning in for us today. I'm your host, Mary Sturgill. Until next time everybody, dream big.
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A report from the Network Contagion Research Institute documents that over 200 American colleges and universities received $13 billion dollars in funding from foreign governments. And we are surprised that these schools are ground zero for anti-American, pro-Palestinian, pro-Marxist, and authoritarian sentiment? Jason says it's more than the minds of our children that are on the market. “America – not just our academic institutions – is for sale. We have so little respect and appreciation for the sacrifices made by our forefathers and ancestors that virtually every American institution and individual can be bought for a price.” Jason unpacks his thoughts in today's Fire-starter. Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion Brett Favre joins “Fearless” to weigh in on USC's Caleb Williams' emotional outburst after his most recent loss, share his list of NFL MVP candidates, and reveal his Mount Rushmore of R&B artists. Plus, he retells an embarrassing encounter with Hollywood megastar Kevin Costner. In Tennessee Harmony, Anthony Walker and Virgil Walker take us through the spiritual aspects of last week's conversation with NFL legends Warren Sapp and Marshall Faulk over victimhood and opportunity. We want to hear from the Fearless Army!! Join the conversation in the show chat, leave a comment or email Jason at FearlessBlazeShow@gmail.com Visit https://TheBlaze.com. Explore the all-new ad-free experience and see for yourself how we're standing up against suppression and prioritizing independent journalism. Today's Sponsors: Today's episode is brought to you by First Cup Coffee. A Christian-owned patriot coffee company that stands for Core Values, Family, and Building Community across the Nation. First Cup's freshly Roasted Beans delivered in Ground or Whole Bean Texture, Pods, and Bulk. Go to FirstCup.com and use code “FEARLESS” and save an additional 10% on your order and if you subscribe save an additional 10% for the life of your subscription. Everyday, young, scared women, who don't think they have options, are choosing abortion. Preborn seeks these women out before they make the ultimate choice and introduces them to the life growing inside of them through FREE ultrasounds because of YOU who donate. Help rescue babies' lives and donate by dialing #250 and say the keyword, "BABY." or go to Preborn.com/Fearless. Are you testing your skills on PrizePicks this football season? It's the most exciting way to play daily fantasy sports! If you have the skills, you can turn $10 into $250 with just a few taps! Go to https://PrizePicks.com/fearless and use code FEARLESS for a first deposit match up to $100! Prize Picks, Daily Fantasy Sports Made Easy! There's an organization out there that still backs Obamacare, gun control, and extreme transgender policies that endanger our children. And while they CLAIM to be bipartisan, the truth is that last year 95% of their donations went to Democrats. That organization is the AARP. Fortunately, there's a conservative alternative. AMAC – the Association of Mature American Citizens – proudly champions Americans' right to free speech, religious liberty, and the Second Amendment. Join AMAC today at https://AMAC.us/FEARLESS. Get 10% off Blaze swag by using code Fearless10 at https://shop.blazemedia.com/fearless Make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army!” Support Conservative Voices! Subscribe to BlazeTV at https://get.blazetv.com/FEARLESS and get $10 off your yearly subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to another episode of Higher.Conversations with Inbal Claudio! In this episode, we have a special guest, the inspiring and empowering entrepreneur, Inbal Claudio, who will be sharing her journey as a female entrepreneur and the incredible community she has built through her Like Minded Collective. Inbal Claudio is not only a successful businesswoman but also a devoted mother and partner. Through her Like Minded Collective, she has created a space for female founders to come together, support each other, and thrive in their entrepreneurial endeavors. This community has not only transformed Inbal's life as an entrepreneur but has also had a profound impact on her role as a mother and her relationships. In this episode, you will discover the power of community and how it can shape your journey as an entrepreneur. Inbal will discuss the importance of finding like-minded individuals who understand your struggles, dreams, and aspirations. She will also explore how being a part of this collective has transformed her perspective on motherhood and relationships, allowing her to show up as her best self in all areas of her life.
In March, a self-identifying trans shooter killed six people, including three young students, at the Covenant School in Nashville. Until now the motivations behind the senseless act have been up for speculation, despite the police having found what they referred to as a manifesto among the killer's belongings. Now, conservative talk show host Steven Crowder has released what appears to be three pages of writings from Audrey Hale that provide insights into the planning, execution, and reasons for her killing spree at her former school. The alleged manifesto has been the focus of a legal battle between police, school officials, parents of the students, and media outlets. Neither the Nashville Metropolitan Police nor the FBI have confirmed the authenticity of Crowder's post. Jason reviews the writings and examines the potential motives for the atrocity in today's episode of “Fearless.” We want to hear from the Fearless Army!! Join the conversation in the show chat, leave a comment or email Jason at FearlessBlazeShow@gmail.com Visit https://TheBlaze.com. Explore the all-new ad-free experience and see for yourself how we're standing up against suppression and prioritizing independent journalism. Today's Sponsors: Today's episode is brought to you by First Cup Coffee. A Christian-owned patriot coffee company that stands for Core Values, Family, and Building Community across the Nation. First Cup's freshly Roasted Beans delivered in Ground or Whole Bean Texture, Pods, and Bulk. Go to FirstCup.com and use code “FEARLESS” and save an additional 10% on your order and if you subscribe save an additional 10% for the life of your subscription. Everyday, young, scared women, who don't think they have options, are choosing abortion. Preborn seeks these women out before they make the ultimate choice and introduces them to the life growing inside of them through FREE ultrasounds because of YOU who donate. Help rescue babies' lives and donate by dialing #250 and say the keyword, "BABY." or go to Preborn.com/Fearless. Get 10% off Blaze swag by using code Fearless10 at https://shop.blazemedia.com/fearless Make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army!” Support Conservative Voices! Subscribe to BlazeTV at https://get.blazetv.com/FEARLESS and get $10 off your yearly subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Part 2 of the Fearless Cookout Golden Jacket Edition, Jason sits down with Pro Football Hall of Famers and Super Bowl champions Warren Sapp and Marshall Faulk. A conversation regarding NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sparks a heated debate over some of the league's hottest topics, including the growing role of women in the NFL. Do they belong? And how did we get here? Marshall Faulk has an interesting response to the devaluation of the running back in today's NFL and exactly who is to blame for the position's receding role and money. Jason poses the question to the Hall of Fame panel: Would all the money available in name, image, and likeness in college change their approach to the NFL? Be sure to watch Part 1 of the Fearless Cookout Gold Jacket Edition with Brett Favre, Warren Sapp, Brian Urlacher, and Marshall Faulk. 4 Pro Football Hall of Famers React to Bobby Knights News | Sapp, Favre, Urlacher & Faulk | Ep 559 We want to hear from the Fearless Army!! Join the conversation in the show chat, leave a comment or email Jason at FearlessBlazeShow@gmail.com Visit https://TheBlaze.com. Explore the all-new ad-free experience and see for yourself how we're standing up against suppression and prioritizing independent journalism. Today's Sponsors: Today's episode is brought to you by First Cup Coffee. A Christian-owned patriot coffee company that stands for Core Values, Family, and Building Community across the Nation. First Cup's freshly Roasted Beans delivered in Ground or Whole Bean Texture, Pods, and Bulk. Go to FirstCup.com and use code “FEARLESS” and save an additional 10% on your order and if you subscribe save an additional 10% for the life of your subscription. Everyday, young, scared women, who don't think they have options, are choosing abortion. Preborn seeks these women out before they make the ultimate choice and introduces them to the life growing inside of them through FREE ultrasounds because of YOU who donate. Help rescue babies' lives and donate by dialing #250 and say the keyword, "BABY." or go to Preborn.com/Fearless. You must start taking care of your liver NOW more than ever! Why? Because the latest data from the American Heart Association indicates that adults with FATTY LIVER were 3.5 times more likely to have heart failure than those without. Try Liver Health Formula by going to Get Liver Health dot com slash Jason and claim your FREE bonus gift. Get 10% off Blaze swag by using code Fearless10 at https://shop.blazemedia.com/fearless Make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army!” Support Conservative Voices! Subscribe to BlazeTV at https://get.blazetv.com/FEARLESS and get $10 off your yearly subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Legendary and controversial Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight passed away at the age of 83. Knight leaves behind a complicated legacy, especially given today's culture. “Fearless” welcomes Pro Football Hall of Famers Warren Sapp, Brett Favre, Brian Urlacher, and Marshall Faulk to share their thoughts on Knight and whether they could have played for such a fiery coach. The New England Patriots were the gold standard for NFL franchises during the Tom Brady era. In his absence, not so much. Jason asks the question: Who was more critical to the culture in Foxboro, Belichick or Brady? The panel also weighs in on who they believe is the most impressive player in today's game. With the passing of Jim Brown and Dick Butkus, Jason asks our Hall of Fame panel which HOFer gets the most respect when the players gather in Canton. Plus, Sapp and Urlacher give the same name when asked to identify the best offensive lineman they ever competed against. We want to hear from the Fearless Army!! Join the conversation in the show chat, leave a comment or email Jason at FearlessBlazeShow@gmail.com Visit https://TheBlaze.com. Explore the all-new ad-free experience and see for yourself how we're standing up against suppression and prioritizing independent journalism. Today's Sponsors: Today's episode is brought to you by First Cup Coffee. A Christian-owned patriot coffee company that stands for Core Values, Family, and Building Community across the Nation. First Cup's freshly Roasted Beans delivered in Ground or Whole Bean Texture, Pods, and Bulk. Go to FirstCup.com and use code “FEARLESS” and save an additional 10% on your order and if you subscribe save an additional 10% for the life of your subscription. Everyday, young, scared women, who don't think they have options, are choosing abortion. Preborn seeks these women out before they make the ultimate choice and introduces them to the life growing inside of them through FREE ultrasounds because of YOU who donate. Help rescue babies' lives and donate by dialing #250 and say the keyword, "BABY." or go to Preborn.com/Fearless. You must start taking care of your liver NOW more than ever! Why? Because the latest data from the American Heart Association indicates that adults with FATTY LIVER were 3.5 times more likely to have heart failure than those without. Try Liver Health Formula by going to Get Liver Health dot com slash Jason and claim your FREE bonus gift. Get 10% off Blaze swag by using code Fearless10 at https://shop.blazemedia.com/fearless Make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army!” Support Conservative Voices! Subscribe to BlazeTV at https://get.blazetv.com/FEARLESS and get $10 off your yearly subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Motherhood is a beautiful gift, but it isn't always smooth sailing. That's why it's important to have a supportive community around you. Two Tulsa Mom's decided to build their community by starting a healthy activity, walking. Learn more about the friend-duo, Hannah Smith and Tristen Swengle, why they started Mom Walk Tulsa and the benefits of being connected to a community of people who are experiencing the same season of life. Check out Mom Walk Tulsa: Instagram: Mom Walk Tulsa Facebook: (Private Page): Mom Walk Tulsa
In this episode, we're going into the side of darker magic for Samhain and discussing the aspects of witchcraft and magical ingredients that might make the modern witch squeamish. Content warning: blood, menstrual blood, urine, bone magic, and discussions of using animal parts and spirits ethically in your magic.This episode is the final of three episodes of our Samhain spooktacular: three themed episodes in which we look within and tackle the shadow work of the collective consciousness: the witch wound, witch wars, and the dark side of witchcraft.Join Elyse's Magical Living Community: patreon.com/elysewellesJoin her newsletter: seekingnumina.comView courses here: patreon.com/elysewelles/shopJoin Leandra in The Rebel Mystic Community for LIVE rituals, group mentoring, and more. Get personal guidance from Leandra through Dark Mirror Coaching, Oracle Card Readings, and Spiritual Mentoring.About Your