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About AbbyWith over twenty years in the tech world, Abby Kearns is a true veteran of the technology industry. Her lengthy career has spanned product marketing, product management and consulting across Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. At Puppet, she leads the vision and direction of the current and future enterprise product portfolio. Prior to joining Puppet, Abby was the CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation where she focused on driving the vision for the Foundation as well as growing the open source project and ecosystem. Her background also includes product management at companies such as Pivotal and Verizon, as well as infrastructure operations spanning companies such as Totality, EDS, and Sabre.Links: Cloud Foundry Foundation: https://www.cloudfoundry.org Puppet: https://puppet.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ab415 TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. 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Observability, it's more than just hipster monitoring.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. Once upon a time, I was deep into the weeds of configuration management, which explains a lot, such as why it seems I don't know happiness in any meaningful sense. Then I wound up progressing into other areas of exploration, like the cloud, and now we know for a fact why happiness isn't a thing for me. My guest today is the former CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation and today is the CTO over at a company called Puppet, which we've talked about here from time to time. Abby Kearns, thank you for joining me. I appreciate your taking the time out of your day to suffer my slings and arrows.Abby: Thank you for having me. I have been looking forward to this for weeks.Corey: My stars, it seems like things are slow over there, and I kind of envy you for that. So, help me understand something; you went from this world of cloud-native everything, which is the joy of working with Cloud Foundry, to now working with configuration management. How is that not effectively Benjamin Button-ing your career. It feels like the opposite direction that most quote-unquote, “Digital transformations” like to play with. But I have a sneaking suspicion, there's more to it than I might guess from just looking at the label on the tin.Abby: Beyond I just love enterprise infrastructure? I mean, come on, who doesn't?Corey: Oh, yeah. Everyone loves to talk about digital transformation, reading about books like a Head in the Cloud to my children used to be a fun nightly activity before it was formally classified as child abuse. So yeah, I hear you, but it turns out the rest of the world doesn't necessarily agree with us.Abby: I do not understand it. I have been in enterprise infrastructure my entire career, which has been a really, really long time, back when Unix and Sun machines were still a thing. And I'll be a little biased here; I think that enterprise infrastructure is actually the most fascinating part of technology right now. And why is that? Well, we're in the process of actively rewritten everything that got us here.And we talk about infrastructure and everyone's like, “Yeah, sure, whatever,” but at the end of the day, it's the foundation that everything that you think is cool about technology is built on. And for those of us that really enjoy this space, having a front-row seat at that evolution and the innovation that's happening is really, really exciting and it creates a lot of interesting conversation, debate, evolution of technologies, and innovation. And are they all going to be on the money five, ten years from now? Maybe not, but they're creating an interesting space and discussion and just the work ahead for all of us across the board. And I'm kind of bucketing this pretty broadly, intentionally so because I think at the end of the day, all of us play a role in a bigger piece of pie, and it's so interesting to see how these things start to fit together.Corey: One of the things that I've noticed is that the things that get attention on the keynote stage of, “This is this far future, serverless, machine-learning Kubernetes, dingus nonsense,” great is—Abby: You forgot blockchain. [laugh].Corey: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah blockchain as well. Like, what other things can we wind up putting into the buzzword thing to wind up guaranteeing that your seed round is at least $200 million? Great. There's that.But when you look at the actual AWS bill—my specialty, of course—and seeing where the money is actually going, it doesn't really look that different, as far as percentages go—even though the numbers are higher—than it did ten years ago, at least in the enterprise world. You're still buying a bunch of EC2 instances, you're still potentially modernizing to some of the managed services like RDS—which is Amazon's reimagining of what a database could be if you still had to manage the finicky bits, but had no control over when and how they worked—and of course, data transfer and disk. These are the basic building blocks of everything in cloud. And despite how much we talk about the super neat stuff, what we're doing is not reflected on the conference stage. So, I tend to view the idea of aspirational architecture as its own little world.There are still seasoned companies out there that are migrating from where they are today into this idea of, well, virtualization, we've just finally got our heads around that. Now, let's talk about this cloud thing; seems like a fad—in 2021. And people take longer to get to where they think they're going or where they intend to go than they plan for, and they get stuck somewhere and instead of a cloud migration, they're now hybrid because they can redefine things and declare victory when they plant that flag, and here we are. I'm not here to make fun of these companies because they're doing important work and these are super hard problems. But increasingly, it seems that the technology is not the thing that's holding them back or even responsible for their outcome so much as it is people.The more I work with tech, the more I realized that everything that's hard becomes people issues. Curious to get your take on that, given your somewhat privileged perspective as having a foot standing very deeply in each world.Abby: Yeah, and that's a super great point. And I also realized I didn't fully answer the first question either. So, I'll tie those two things together.Corey: That's okay, we're going to keep circling around until you get there. It's fine.Abby: It's been a long week, and it's only Wednesday.Corey: All day long, as it turns out.Abby: I have a whole soapbox that I drag around behind me about people and process, and how that's your biggest problem, not technology, and if you don't solve for the people in the process, I don't care what technology you choose to use, isn't going to fix your problem. On the other hand, if you get your people and process right, you can borderline use crayons and paper and get [laugh] really close to what you need to solve for.Corey: I have it on good authority that's known as IBM Cloud. Please continue.Abby: [laugh]. And so I think people and process are at the heart of everything. They're our biggest accelerators with technology and they're our biggest limitation. And you can cloud-native serverless your way into it, but if you do not actually do continuous delivery, if you did not actually automate your responses, if you do not actually set up the cross-functional teams—or sometimes fondly referred to as two-pizza teams—if you don't have those things set up, there isn't any technology that's going to make you deliver software better, faster, cheaper. And so I think I care a lot about the focus on that because I do think it is so important, but it's also—the reason a lot of people don't like to talk about it and deal with it because it's also the hardest.People, culture change, digital transformation, whatever you want to call it, is hard work. There's a reason so many books are written around DevOps. And you mentioned Gene Kim earlier, there's a reason he wrote The Phoenix Project; it's the people-process part is the hardest. And I do think technology should be an enabler and an accelerator, but it really has to pair up nicely with the people part. And you asked your earlier question about my move to Puppet.One of the things that I've learned a lot in running the Cloud Foundry Foundation, running an open-source software foundation, is you could a real good crash course in how teams can collaborate effectively, how teams work together, how decisions get made, the need for that process and that practice. And there was a lot of great context because I had access to so much interesting information. I got to see what all of these large enterprises were doing across the board. And I got to have a literal seat at the table for how a lot of the decisions are getting made around not only the open-source technologies that are going into building the future of our enterprise infrastructure but how a lot of these companies are using and leveraging those technologies. And having that visibility was amazing and transformational for myself.It gave me so much richness and context, which is why I have firmly believed that the people and process part were so crucial for many years. And I decided to go to a company that sold products. [laugh]. You're like, “What? What is she talking about now? Where is this going?”And I say that because running an open-source software foundation is great and it gives you so much information and so much context, but you have no access to customers and no access to products. You have no influence over that. And so when I thought about what I wanted to do next, it's like, I really want to be close to customers, I really want to be close to product, and I really want to be part of something that's solving what I look at over the next five to ten years, our biggest problem area, which is that tweener phase that we're going to be in for many years, which we were just talking about, which is, “I have some stuff on-prem and I have some stuff in a cloud—usually more than one cloud—and I got to figure out how to manage all of that.” And that is a really, really, really hard problem. And so when I looked at what Puppet was trying to do, and the opportunity that existed with a lot of the fantastic work that Puppet has done over the last 12 years around Desired State Configuration management, I'm like, “Okay, there's something here.”Because clearly, that problem doesn't go away because I'm running some stuff in the cloud. So, how do we start to think about this more broadly and expansively across the hybrid estate that is all of these different environments? And who is the most well-positioned to actually drive an innovative product that addresses that? So, that's my long way of addressing both of those things.Corey: No, it's a fair question. Friend of the show, Matt Stratton, is famous for saying that, “You cannot buy DevOps, but I sure would like to sell it to you,” and if you're looking at it from that perspective, Puppet is not far from what that product store look like in some ways. My first encounter with Puppet was back around 2009, 2010 or so, and I was using it in an environment I was working within and thought, “Okay, this is terrible, and it's crap, and obviously, I know what I'm doing far better than this, and the problem is the Puppet's a bad product.” So, I was one of the early developers behind SaltStack, which was a terrific, great way of approaching the problem from a novel perspective, and it wasn't crap; it was awesome. Right up until I saw the first time a customer deployed it and looked at their environment, and it wasn't crap, it was worse because it turns out that you can build a super finely crafted precision instrument that makes a fairly bad hammer, but that's how customers are going to use it anyway.Abby: Well, I mean, [sigh] look, you actually hit something that I think we don't actually talk about, which is how hard all of this shit really is. Automation is hard. Automation for distributed systems at scale is super duper hard. There isn't an easy way to solve that problem. And I feel like I learned a lot working with Cloud Foundry.Cloud Foundry is a Platform as a Service and it sits a layer up, but it had the same challenges in that solving the ability to run cloud-native applications and cloud-native workloads at scale and have that ephemerality to it and that resilience to it, and the things everyone wants but don't recognize how difficult it is, actually, to do that well. And I think the same—you know, that really set me up for the way that I think about the problem, even the layer down which is, running and managing desired state, which at the end of the day is a really fancy way of saying, “Does your environment look like the way you think it should? And if it doesn't, what are you going to do about it?” And it seems like, in this year of—what year are we again? 2021, maybe? I don't know. It feels like the last two years of, sort of, munged together?Corey: Yeah, the passing of time is something it's very hard for me to wrap my head around.Abby: But it feels like, I know some people, particularly those of us that have been in tech a long time are probably like, “Why are we still talking about that? Why is that a thing?” But that is still an incredibly hard problem for most organizations, large and small. So, I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about large enterprises, but in the day, you've got more than 20 servers, you're probably sitting around thinking, “Does my environment actually look the way I think it does? There's a new CVE that just came out. Am I able to address that?”And I think at the end of the day, figuring out how you can solve for that on-prem has been one of the things that Puppet has worked for, and done really, really well the last 12 years. Now, I think the next challenge is okay, how do you extend that out across your now bananas complex estate that is—I got a huge data estate, maybe one or two data centers, I got some stuff in AWS, I got some stuff in GCP, oh yeah, got a little thing over here and Azure, and oh, some guy spun up something on OCI. So, we got a little bit of everything. And oh, my God, the SolarWinds breach happened. Are we impacted? I don't know. What does that mean? [laugh].And I think you start to unravel the little pieces of that and it gets more and more complex. And so I think the problems that I was solving in the early aughts with servers seems trite now because you're like, I can see all of my servers; there's eight of them. Things seem fine. To now, you've got hundreds of thousands of applications and workloads, and some of them are serverless, and they're all over the place. And who has what, and where does it sit?And does it look like the way that I think it needs to so that I can run my business effectively? And I think that's really the power of it, but it's also one of those things that I don't feel like a lot of people like to acknowledge the complexity and the hardness of that because it's not just the technology problem—going back to your other question, how do we work? How do we communicate? What are our processes around dealing with this? And I think there's so much wrapped up in that it becomes almost like, how do you eat an elephant story, right? Yes, one bite at a time, but when you first look at the elephant, you're like, “Holy shit. This is big. What do I need to do?” And that I think is not something we all collectively spend enough time talking about is how hard this stuff is.Corey: One of the biggest challenges I see across the board is this idea of conference-ware style architecture; the greatest lie you ever see is someone talking about their infrastructure in public because peel it back a little bit and everything's messy, everything's disastrous, and everything's a tire fire. And we have this cult in tech—Abby: [laugh].Corey: —it's almost a cult where we have this idea that anything that isn't rewritten completely within the last six months based upon whatever is the hot framework now that is designed to run only in Google Chrome running on the latest generation MacBook Pro on a gigabit internet connection is somehow less than. It's like, “So, what does that piece of crap do?” And the answer is, “Well, a few $100 million a quarter in revenue, so how about you watch your mouth?” Moving those things is delicate; moving those things is fraught, and there are a lot of different stakeholders to the point where one of the lessons I keep learning is, people love to ask me, “What is Amazon's opinion of you?” Turns out that there's no Ted Amazon who works over there who forms a single entity's opinion. It's a bunch of small teams. Some of them like me, some of them can't stand me, far and away the majority don't know who I am. And that is okay. In theory; in practice, I find it completely unforgivable because how dare you? But I understand it's—Abby: You write a memo, right now. [laugh].Corey: Exactly. Companies are people and people are messy, and for better or worse, it is impossible to patch them. So, you have to almost route around them. And that was something that I found that Puppet did very well, coming from the olden days of sysadmin work where we spend time doing management [bump 00:15:53] the systems by hand. Like, oh, I'm going to do a for loop. Once I learned how to script. Before that, I use Cluster SSH and inadvertently blew away a University's entire config file what starts up on boot across their entire FreeBSD server fleet.Abby: You only did it once, so it's fine.Corey: Oh, yeah. I'm never going to screw up again. Well, not like that. In other ways. Absolutely, but at least my errors will be novel.Abby: Yeah. It's learning. We all learn. If you haven't taken something down in production in real-time, you have not lived. And also you [laugh] haven't done tech. [laugh].Corey: Oh, yeah, you either haven't been allowed close enough to anything that's important enough to be able to take down, you're lying to me, or thirdly—and this is possible, too—you're not yet at a point in your career where you're allowed to have access to the breaky parts. And that's fine. I mean, my argument has always been about why I'd be a terrible employee at Google, for example, is if I went in maliciously on day one, I would be hard-pressed to take down google.com for one hour. If I can't have that much impact intentionally going in as a bad actor, it feels like there'd be how much possible upside, positive impact can I have what everyone's ostensibly aligned around the same thing?It's the challenge of big companies. It's gaining buy-in, it's gaining investment in the idea and the direction you're going in. Things always take longer, you have to wind up getting multiple stakeholders on board. My consulting practice is entirely around helping save money on the AWS bill. You'd think it would be the easiest thing in the world to sell, but talking to big companies means a series of different sales conversations with different folks, getting them all on the same page. What we do functionally isn't so much look at the computer parts as it is marriage counseling between engineering and finance. Different languages, different ways of thinking about things, ostensibly the same goals.Abby: I mean, I don't think that's a big company problem. I think that's an every company problem if you have more than, like, five people in your company.Corey: The first few years here, it was just me and I had none of those problems. I had very different problems, but you know—and then we started bringing other people in, it's like, “Oh, yeah, things were great until we hired people. Ugh, mistake. Never do that.” And yeah, it turns out that's not particularly sustainable.Abby: Stakeholder management is hard. And you mentioned something about routing around. Well, you can't actually route around people, unfortunately. You have to get people to buy in, you have to bring people along on the journey. And not everybody is at the same place in the way they think about the work you're doing.And that's true at any company, big or small. I think it just gets harder and more complex as the company gets bigger because it's harder to make the changes you need to make fast enough, but I'd say even at a company the size of Puppet, we have the exact same challenges. You know, are the teams aligned? Are we aligned on the right things? Are we focusing on the right things?Or, do we have the right priorities in our backlog? How are we doing the work that we do? And if you're trying to drive innovation, how fast are we innovating? Are we innovating fast enough? How tight are our feedback loops?It's one of those things where the conversations that you and I have had externally with customers are the same conversations I have internally all the time, too. Let's talk about innovators' dilemma. [laugh]. Let's talk about feedback loop. Let's talk about what does it mean to get tighter feedback loops from customers and the field?And how do you align those things to the priorities in your backlog? And it's one of those never-ending challenges that's messy and complicated. And technology can enable it, but the technology is also messy and hard. And I do love going to conferences and seeing how pretty and easy things could look, and it's definitely a great aspiration for us to all shoot for, but at the end of the day, I think we all have to recognize there's a ton of messiness that goes on behind to make that a reality and to make that really a product and a technology that we can sell and get behind, but also one that we buy in, too, and are able to use. So, I think we as a technology industry, and particularly those of us in the Bay Area, we do a disservice by talking about how easy things are and why—you know, I remember a conversation I had in 2014 where someone asked me if Docker was already passe because everybody was doing containerized applications, and I was like, “Are they? Really? Is that an everyone thing? Or is that just an ‘us' thing?” [laugh].Corey: Well, they talk about it on the conference stages an awful lot, but yeah. New problems that continue to arise. I mean, I look back at my early formative years as someone who could theoretically be brought out in public and it was through a consulting project, where I was a traveling trainer for Puppet back in 2014, 2015, and teaching people who hadn't had exposure before what Puppet was about. And there was a definite experience in some of the people attending class where they were very opposed to the idea. And dig down a little bit, it's not that they had a problem with the software, it's not that they had a problem with any of the technical bits.It's that they made the mistake that so many technologists made—I know I have, repeatedly—of identifying themselves with the technology that they work on. And well, in some cases, yeah, the answer was that they ran a particular script a bunch of times and if you can automate that through something like Puppet or something else, well, what does that mean for them? We see it much larger-scale now with people who are, okay, I'm in the data center working on the storage arrays. When that becomes just an API call or—let's be serious, despite what we see in conference stages—when it becomes clicking buttons in the AWS console, then what does that mean for the future of their career? The tide is rising.And I can't blame them too much for this; you've been doing this for 25 years, you don't necessarily want to throw all that away and start over with a whole new set of concepts and the rest because unlike what Twitter believes, there are a bunch of legitimate paths in this industry that do treat it as a job rather than an all-consuming passion. And I have no negative judgment toward folks who walk down that direction.Abby: Most people do. And I think we have to be realistic. It's not just some. A lot of people do. A lot of people, “This is my nine-to-five job, Monday through Friday, and I'm going to go home and I'm going to spend time with my family.”Or I'm going to dare I say—quietly—have a life outside of technology. You know, but this is my job. And I think we have done a disservice to a lot of those individuals who for better or for worse, they just want to go in and do a job. They want to get their job done to the best of their abilities, and don't necessarily have the time—or if you're a single parent, have the flexibility in your day to go home and spend another five, six hours learning the latest technology, the latest programming language, set up your own demo environment at home, play around with AWS, all of these things that you may not have the opportunity to do. And I think we as an industry have done a disservice to both those individuals, as well in putting up really imaginary gates on who can actually be a technologist, too.Corey: This episode is sponsored by our friends at Oracle Cloud. Counting the pennies, but still dreaming of deploying apps instead of "Hello, World" demos? Allow me to introduce you to Oracle's Always Free tier. It provides over 20 free services and infrastructure, networking databases, observability, management, and security.And - let me be clear here - it's actually free. There's no surprise billing until you intentionally and proactively upgrade your account. This means you can provision a virtual machine instance or spin up an autonomous database that manages itself all while gaining the networking load, balancing and storage resources that somehow never quite make it into most free tiers needed to support the application that you want to build.With Always Free you can do things like run small scale applications, or do proof of concept testing without spending a dime. You know that I always like to put asterisks next to the word free. This is actually free. No asterisk. Start now. Visit https://snark.cloud/oci-free that's https://snark.cloud/oci-free.Corey: Gatekeeping, on some level, is just—it's a horrible thing. Something I found relatively early on is that I didn't enjoy communities where that was a thing in a big way. In minor ways, sure, absolutely. I wound up gravitating toward Ubuntu rather than Debian because it turned out that being actively insulted when I asked how to do something wasn't exactly the most welcoming, constructive experience, where they, “Read the manual.” “Yeah, I did that and it was incomplete and contradictory, and that's why I'm here asking you that question, but please continue to be a condescending jackwagon. I appreciate that. It really just reminds me that I'm making good choices with my life.”Abby: Hashtag-RTFM. [laugh].Corey: Exactly. In my case, fine, its water off a duck's back. I can certainly take it given the way that I dish it out, but by the same token, not everyone has a quote-unquote, thick skin, and I further posit that not everyone should have to have one. You should not get used to personal attacks as a prerequisite for working in this space. And I'm very sensitive to the idea that people who are just now exploring the cloud somehow feel that they've missed out on their career, and that so there's somehow not appropriate for this field, or that it's not for them.And no, are you kidding me? You know that overwhelming sense of confusion you get when you look at the AWS console and try and understand what all those services do? Yeah, I had the same impression the first time I saw it and there were 12 services; there's over 200 now. Guess what? I've still got it.And if I am overwhelmed by it, I promise there's no shame in anyone else being overwhelmed by it, too. We're long since past the point where I can talk incredibly convincingly about AWS services that don't exist to AWS employees and not get called out on it because who in the world has that entire Rolodex of services shoved into their heads who isn't me?Abby: I'd say you should put out… a call for anyone that does because I certainly do not memorize the services that are available. I don't know that anyone does. And I think even more broadly, is, remember when the landscape diagram came out from the CNCF a couple of years ago, which it's now, like… it's like a NASCAR logo of every logo known to man—Corey: Oh today, there's over 400 icons on it the last time I saw—I saw that thing come out and I realized, “Wow, I thought I was going to shit-posting,” but no, this thing is incredible. It's, “This is great.” My personal favorite was zooming all the way in finding a couple of logos on in the same box three times, which is just… spot on. I was told later, it's like, “Oh, those represent different projects.” I'm like, “Oh, yeah, must have missed that in the legend somewhere.” [laugh]. It's this monstrous, overdone thing.Abby: But the whole point of it was just, if I am running an IT department, and I'm like, “Here you go. Here's a menu of things to choose,” you're just like, “What do I do with this information? Do I choose one of each? All the above? Where do I go? And then, frankly, how do I make them all work together in my environment?” Because they all serve very different problems and they're tackling different aspects of that problem.And I think I get really annoyed with myself as an industry—like, ourselves as an industry because it's like, “What are we doing here?” We're trying to make it harder for people, not only to use the technology, to be part of it. And I think any efforts we can make to make it easier and more simple or clear, we owe it to ourselves to be able to tell that story. Which now the flip side of that is describing cloud-native in the cloud, and infrastructure and automation is really, really hard to do [laugh] in a way that doesn't use any of those words. And I'm just as guilty of this, of describing things we do and using the same language, and all of a sudden you're looking at it this says the same thing is 7500 other websites. [laugh]. So.Corey: Yep. I joke at RSA's Expo Hall is basically about twelve companies selling different things. Sure, each one has a whole bunch of booths with different logos and different marketing copy, but it's the same fundamental product. Same challenge here. And this is, to me, the future of cloud, this is where it's going, where I want something that will—in my case, I built a custom URL shortener out of DynamoDB, API Gateway, Lambda, et cetera, and I built this thing largely as a proof of concept because I wanted to have experience playing with these tools.And that was great, not but if I'm doing something like that in production, I'm going with Bitly or one of the other services that provide this where someone is going to maintain it full time. Unless it is the core of what I'm doing, I don't want to build it myself from popsicle sticks. And moving up the stack to a world of folks who are trying to solve a business problem and they don't want to deal with the ten prerequisite services to understand the cloud, and then a whole bunch of other things tied together, and the billing, and the flow becomes incredibly problematic to understand—not to mention insecure: because we don't understand it, you don't know what your risk exposure is—people don't want that. They—Abby: Or to manage it.Corey: Yeah.Abby: Just the day-to-day management. Care and feeding, beyond security. [laugh].Corey: People's time is free. So, yeah. For example, do I write my own payroll system? Absolutely not. I have the good sense to pay a turnkey company to handle that for me because mistakes will show.I started my career running email systems. I pay for Google workspaces—or GSuite, or Gmail, or whatever the hell they're calling it this week—because it's not core and central to my business. I want a thing that winds up solving a business problem, and I will pay commensurately to the value that thing delivers, not the individual constituent costs of the components that build it together. Because until you're significantly scaled out and it is the core of what you do, you're spending more on people to run the monstrous thing than you are for the thing itself. That's always the way it works.So, put your innovation where it matters for your business. I posit the for an awful lot of the things we're building, in order to achieve those outcomes, this isn't it.Abby: Agreed. And I am a big believer in if I can use off-the-shelf software, I will because I don't believe in reinventing everything. Now, having said that, and coming off my soapbox for just a hot minute, I will say that a lot of what's happening, and going back to where I started around the enterprise infrastructure, we're reinventing so many things that there is a lot of new things coming up. We've talked about containers, we've talked about Kubernetes, around container scheduling, container orchestration, we haven't even mentioned service mesh, and sidecars, and all of the new ways we're approaching solving some of these older problems. So, there is the need for a broad proliferation of technology until the contraction phase, where it all starts to fundamentally clicks together.And that's really where the interesting parts happen, but it's also where the confusion happens because, “Okay, what do I use? How do I use it? How do these pieces fit together? What happens when this changes? What does this mean?”And by the way, if I'm an enterprise company, I'm a payroll company, what's the one thing I care about? My payroll software. [laugh]. And that's the problem I'm solving for. So, I take a little umbrage sometimes with the frame that every company is a software company because every company is not a software company.Every company can use technology in ways to further their business and more and more frequently, that is delivering their business value through software, but if I'm a payroll company, I care about delivering that payroll capabilities to my customer, and I want to do it as quickly as possible, and I want to leverage technology to help me do that. But my endgame is not that technology; my endgame is delivering value to my customers in real and meaningful ways. And I worry, sometimes, that those two things get conflated together. And one is an enabler of the other; the technology is not the outcome.Corey: And that is borderline heresy for an awful lot of folks out there in the space, I wish that people would wake up a little bit more and realize that you have to build a thing that solves customer pain, ideally, an expensive customer pain, and then they will basically rush to hurl money at you. Now, there are challenges and inflections as you go, and there's a whole bunch of nuances that can span entire fields of endeavor that I am hand-waving over here, and that's fine, but this is the direction I think we're going and this is the dawning awareness that I hope and trust we'll see start to take root in this industry.Abby: I mean, I hope so. I do take comfort in the fact that a lot of the industry leaders I'm starting to see, kind of, equate those two things more closely in the top [track 00:31:20]. Because it's a good forcing function for those of us that are technologists. At the end of the day, what am I doing? I am a product company, I am selling software to someone.So clearly, obviously, I have a vested interest in building the best software out there, but at the end of the day, for me, it's, “Okay, how do I make that truly impactful for customers, and how do I help them solve a problem?” And for me, I'm hyper-focused on automation because I honestly feel like that is the biggest challenge for most companies; it's the hardest thing to solve. It's like getting into your auto-driving car for the first time and letting go the steering wheel and praying to the software gods that that software is actually going to work. But it's the same thing with automation; it's like, “Okay, I have to trust that this is going to manage my environment and manage my infrastructure in a factual way and not put me on CNN because I just shut down entire customer environment,” or if I'm an airline and I've just had a really bad week because I've had technology problems. [laugh]. And so I think we have to really take into consideration that there are real customer problems on the other end of that we have to help solve for.Corey: My biggest problem is the failure mode of this is not when people watch the conference-ware presentations is that they're not going to sit there and think, “Oh, yeah, they're just talking about a nuanced thing that doesn't apply to our constraints, and they're hand-waving over a lot of stuff,” it's that, “Wow, we suck.” And that's not the takeaway anyone should ever have. Even Netflix doesn't operate the way that Netflix says that they do in their conference talks. It's always fun sitting next to someone from the company that's currently presenting and saying something to them, like, “Wow, I wish we did things that way.” And they said, “Yeah, I wish we did, too.”And it's always the case because it's very hard to get on stage and talk for 45 minutes about here's what we completely screwed up on, especially at the large publicly traded companies where it's, “Wait, why did our stock price just dive five perce—oh, my God, what did you say on stage?” People care [laugh] about those things, and I get it; there's a risk factor that I don't have to deal with here.Abby: I wish people would though. It would be so refreshing to hear someone like, “You know what? Ohh, we really messed this up, and let me walk you through what we did.” [laugh]. I think that would be nice.Corey: On some level, giving that talk in enough detail becomes indistinguishable from rage-quitting in public.Abby: [laugh].Corey: I mean, I'm there for it. Don't get me wrong. But I would love to see it.Abby: I don't think it has to be rage-quitting. One of the things that I talk to my team a lot about is the safety to fail. You can't take risk if you're too afraid to fail, right? And I think you can frame failure in a way of, “Hey, this didn't work, but let me walk you through all the amazing things we learned from this. And here's how we used that to take this and make this thing better.”And I think there's a positive way to frame it that's not rage-quitting, but I do think we as an industry gloss over those learnings that you absolutely have to do. You fail; everything does not work the first time perfectly. It is not brilliant out the gate. If you've done an MVP and it's perfect and every customer loves it, well then, you sat on that for way too long. [laugh]. And I think it's just really getting comfortable with this didn't work the first time or the fourth, but look, at time seven, this is where we got and this is what we've learned.Corey: I want to thank you for taking so much time out of your day to wind up speaking to me about things that in many cases are challenging to talk about because it's the things people don't talk about in the real world. If people want to learn more about what you're up to, who you are, et cetera, where can they find you?Abby: They can find me on the Twitters at @ab415. I think that's the best way to start, although I will say that I am not as prolific as you are on Twitter.Corey: That's a good thing.Abby: I'm a half-assed Tweeter. [laugh]. I will own it.Corey: Oh, I put my full ass into it every time, in every way.Abby: [laugh]. I do skim it a lot. I get a lot of my tech news from there. Like, “What are people mad about today?” And—Corey: The daily outrage. Oh, yeah.Abby: The daily outrage. “What's Corey ranting about today? Let's see.” [laugh].Corey: We will, of course, put a link to your Twitter profile in the [show notes 00:35:39]. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me. I appreciate it.Abby: Hey, it was my pleasure.Corey: Abby Kearns, CTO at Puppet. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, along with a comment telling me about the amazing podcast content you create, start to finish, at Netflix.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. 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One of the biggest concerns of young people today is that of the environment; our relationship to it, and our responsibility for it. This is something that's often overlooked or pushed to the side by the evangelical church, and something we need to be more aware of in terms of how we relate to, and are perceived by, secular culture.Author, YouTube apologist, and former member of the band ZOEgirl Alisa Childers comes on to help the regulars in discussing how we as Christians can meet people where they are at in terms of environmental concerns, and how we can strive to further remove barriers that would discourage people from coming to Jesus.The guys are also joined by Steiger missionary Moah Buffalo from Sao Paulo, Brazil who shares a story from the mission; how God is moving in Houston!David also reveals Chad's plans to create a new, albeit familiar sounding, Boy band. For more information on Alisa Childers, visit www.alisachilders.comCheck out her channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/alisachildersCheck out the Alisa Childers Podcast on iTunes: https://apple.co/3p5O7MjTo learn more about Steiger International visit: www.steiger.orgQuestions, comments or feedback? We'd love to hear what you think!Send them to: email@example.comFollow BenInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/nzbenpierceTwitter: https://twitter.com/thetigerbelly/benalanpierceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/nzbenpierceFollow DavidInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_rockpriest/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.j.pierce.5Follow ChadInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chadisliving/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chadisliving/Follow LukeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukejgreenwood/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luke.greenwood.562
News and More: Dust off your candy bags — because trick-or-treating is coming back to downtown Canby. You've hear of Little Free Libraries, now meet the Little Free Art Gallery. The Cougs continue their gridiron dominance. Canby Conversation: They say championships don't last forever, but Covid is putting that to the test with the five-time — and still, yes, still defending — state champion Canby Cougar dance team. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Ellison Team Homes, Marquis Hope Village, The Book Nook, Wild Hare Saloon, Canby Foursquare Church, Odd Moe's Pizza, Reif & Hunsaker P.C., Retro Revival Please support our show! To listen without ads, and ensure we can continue to bring you important news and amazing stories you can't get anywhere else, join Canby Now Plus today! For details, visit patreon.com/canbynowpod.
Is your teen driving or about to start driving? Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States, which makes talking about safety a vital conversation. Join us during Teen Driver Safety Week (October 17-21, 2021) to learn ways to help teens navigate the fun and the dangers of driving (00:26). Then, we'll share ideas on Halloween costumes for teens (and adults) that are easy to pull off last minute (13:11)! And don't miss this week's tip on how to help teachers (or other trusted adults) make potentially difficult days a little better (21:12). . . In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: - National Day Calendar: National Teen Driver Safety Week - Traffic Safety Marketing: Facts about Teen Driver Fatalities - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Teen Driving - Governors Highway Safety Association: Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Law - Teen Life Podcast: Ep. 13: Teen Driving & YouTube - Handle with Care . . Visit our website: www.teenlifepodcast.com Subscribe to get the episodes in your inbox: www.teenlife.ngo/subscribe Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter . . Podcast Music by: Luke Cabrera Hosted by: Chris Robey & Karlie Duke Produced by: Karlie Duke & Kelly Fann --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teenlifepodcast/support
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Gall bladder issues are OH SO common, leading to tons of surgeries... what's the cause???It's actually quite simple... sorta.In this week's episode we talk about caring for the gallbladder. We address both prevention and treatment of gallbladder issues with lifestyle medicine. We also touch upon lifestyle considerations for those living without their gallbladder - which is many, many people!If you'd like to join these conversations live, join the Plant Based & Stress Free FB group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/alterhealthSome highlights from today's MM episode...- Gallbladder is the bile sac, storing bile which is required for fat digestion- High-fat diets cause stress on the biliary system, leading to gall sludge and stone formation- Meat, dairy, eggs, and oil are the main foods to avoid for gallbladder health- It's always best to eat FAT in the context of WHOLE FOODS (no oils!)- The liver creates bile, and without a gallbladder also stores some bile- Without a gallbladder it is even MORE IMPORTANT to optimize liver healthLinks to some more good stuff- Join the Plant Based &. Stress Free FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alterhealth- Cleanse with Us during the next Alter Health Cleanse: https://www.alter.health/cleanse- Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: https://www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants- ATTN Health Practititioners! Learn more and apply to the Plant Based Mind Body Practitioner Program: https://www.alter.health/pbmb-practitionerPeace and Love.
Olivia Tanski is a survivor of sexual abuse, an eating disorder, panic attacks, religious trauma, and more. She currently can be found life coaching, studying for her Bachelor's in Behavioral Science, or writing her upcoming book! Care warning: Sexual abuse and trauma are discussed in this episode. Her contact information: https://www.instagram.com/olivia_tanski/ My contact information: @chrisdtgordon chrisdtgordon.com chris@chrisdtgordon Theme music and post-production: @nateberan
This is the twenty-third and final episode in Eric Ludy's epic fall Daily Thunder series drawing on the boldness and bravery of the fearless missionary ventures to Irian Jaya (Papua New Guinea) during the twenty-five years from WW2 up until the massive harvest of souls in the 1960's. In this final episode he shows how God turns even the greatest tragedies into His greatest triumphs. For more information about Daily Thunder and the ministry of Ellerslie Mission Society, please visit: https://ellerslie.com/. If you have been blessed by Ellerslie, consider partnering with the ministry by donating at: https://ellerslie.com/donate/ Support this podcast
As a manager, how do you have those awkward and difficult conversations with your employees about salaries and raises and promotions? Richard and Jeff have some answers. More people are leaving their companies right now than at any time in history. We entered the first relief period a few months ago. People left, companies made adjustments, now what are we left with? The people we absolutely need. You start making emotional decisions. How do I keep this person and make sure they don't leave? Because of Covid, a lot of these conversations have been postponed and avoided, and now they've ballooned. In today's episode, co-hosts Richard Lindner and Jeff Mask walk listeners through some anecdotal stories and a process for having these conversations effectively to benefit both the employee and the company. Listen in for some practical, actionable steps you can take to resolve these complicated issues. What to Do When Someone Asks For an Inappropriate Raise If a team member comes to you asking for a raise or promotion, and it's inappropriate to their situation, how do you say no? Jeff says we all have horror stories as leaders, where we had good intentions but unintended consequences. People want a raise, just because they need the money, not because they've earned it. The company isn't growing, or the person isn't growing, or hasn't delivered more value. So what do you do? “I want to back up and say why I think this is a broken conversation,” Jeff says. He believes that, when it comes to career progression paths, we've let it creep in that the path lies on the shoulders of the company/manager. He believes leaders need to train their employees to see what progression can look like, and tell them it's a choose your own adventure path. Step #1: Flip the script. Help them see it's theirs to declare. Step #2: Create different options with them, but let them own it. In the past, there was a manual. This is what you did. This was the progression. Now people change careers multiple times and much later in their working life. What you as a leader have to figure out is what do they want? Where do they want to go? Where Does Your Employee Want to Go? As a leader, before we get to “I want more money,” try to figure out what they really want. Most of them don't know or can't articulate it. Ideally, you'll ask these questions from the very beginning. Where do you want to be in 5 years? What do you want your day-to-day to look like in 10 years? What makes you happy? What energizes you? What income level are you looking at? What positions are here that would check the boxes of fulfillment for you? Your job as a leader is to identify skill gaps between where they are and what they want. A conversation about raises is easier if you've already talked about skill gaps. It has to be “no and here's why.” Or, better yet, “no, and here's what it will take to get it to a yes.” The no is so much easier if you've already built a foundation of clarity of what growth looks like. When it's not discussed initially, the employee blames the company and feels stuck. Call out what you want, then figure out a plan. What skills do I need to develop? Then it becomes a really cool process. If you created a great plan, the question of a raise doesn't come up. You have a much better path and help people stay engaged. Don't Be Too Quick to Give Away Titles What if someone comes to you asking for a promotion, a new title? It can be scary if you think the person will leave if you don't give them what they want. Make sure you're not hearing an ultimatum where there isn't one. That's not leading from a place of confidence and power. #1: Be self-aware. Make sure you really understand. #2: ask why. Why do they want this title? If you're not motivated by titles, then it's difficult to understand someone who is. Don't give away a title like it has no value. Richard shares a story of an employee who was doing awesome, growing rapidly, and their value to the company was growing. They came in early one day to ask about a director title. Richard gave it to them. Then, he was dismayed when this person went from having an amazing attitude to not being engaged, when they went from having a massive impact to going backward. A week or so later, he got an email from the employee. “After doing some research online, here's the average salary for a director of this. Here's mine. There's a large gap between the average and mine.” This person had looked at the salary of a director, but not the roles/responsibilities/experience. They matched a salary to a title, but they didn't match the roles to their average day. They hadn't actually earned the title and never should have been given it. It's important to find out why a person wants a new title. Do they want to be more important organizationally? Do they want more money? Do they want to strengthen their resume? Have the person go do the research as to what that job title entails. After your research, do you still believe it's appropropriate and you've earned it? And do you want that responsibility? Then we can have that conversation about a new job title. Don't Overlook the Importance of Growth Jeff has a huge takeaway for leaders. Teach the principle of patience for promotions and raises but impatience for growth. And separate the two. Too often people want a promotion, raise, or title and rob themselves of the growth, maturity, and value they can create for themselves. How can they grow here or strengthen this muscle? They'll be so much more valuable over time if they can develop this patience. You can't mistakenly replace growth with the band-aid of a title. The employee says what growth looks like for them, and you help them plan their path. It comes back to the 3 Cs—care, clarity, and consistency. Care means being able to have a tough conversation in the moment. If you can't do it because you want to be liked, that's not caring. See them for who they can become. Give clarity around what is needed before they can achieve a certain income. What are the goals, the time frame? When we're clear on foundational principles, we won't have to have these awkward conversations. If you haven't, own it. “That's on me. I'm sorry. Let's have that clarifying conversation now.” Consistency is important when it comes to a process around compensation conversations. If you're not consistent, favoritism creeps in, perceived or real. If it's perceived, it is real, at least in their mind. Avoid awkward, out-of-the-blue conversations by taking care of the 3 Cs at the beginning. That's how you create a great culture. Your job as a leader is not to give people more money. It's to make people more valuable to the company so they can help it earn more money. Does each person on your team know what it is that they do that brings more value to the company on a day/week/monthly basis? If they're producing more value, give them more money. And have these conversations from the beginning. Richard and Jeff want to hear from YOU. What questions do you have about compensation, raises, and job titles? What wasn't clear that they could clarify for you? What other topics would you like them to address on the show? Email them here with your thoughts/questions: firstname.lastname@example.org RESOURCES: The Truth About Employee Engagement (book by Patrick Lencioni) Multipliers (book by Liz Wiseman) OTHER SHOWS YOU MIGHT ENJOY: Business Lunch with Roland Frasier and Ryan Deiss Perpetual Traffic with Ralph Burns and Kasim Aslam DigitalMarketer Podcast
Our young people transition into adulthood gradually and with assistance. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Kathy Knochel explains the role community plays in this process. She highlights the responsibility that is ours and equips us with the tool set needed to get the job done. Connect with the young people in your life. Know them. Listen to them. Care for them. Challenge them. Equip them. Give responsibility to them. When they fail, receive them.
1 Peter 5:7 In 1740, Charles Wesley penned the words to the timeless hymn, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”. Without question, he had in his mind the words of the sweet psalmist David when he fled from Saul in the cave. “Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast” (Ps. 57:1). The first two verses of Wesley's hymn read as follows: 1. Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to thy bosom fly, while the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high; hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life is past; safe into the haven guide, O receive my soul at last! 2. Other refuge have I none; hangs my helpless soul on thee; leave, ah! leave me not alone, still support and comfort me. All my trust on thee is stayed, all my help from thee I bring; cover my defenseless head with the shadow of thy wing. We are living in an age of mounting pressure, not least for the Christian. All around we are beset with many cares and vexing thoughts. How are we to bear up under this pressure? What are we to do with all our cares and anxieties? Peter instructs us: “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you”. I trust that this sermon will offer to you much comfort and encouragement, as you set your heart to serve the Lord amidst a troubled world.
Australia's aged care system needs an overhaul. The Royal Commission into aged care was very clear on that in their report. The government has promised over 17 billion dollars to respond to the commission's recommendations. But there is much unfinished business. On Big Ideas, aged care researchers and practitioners point out missed opportunities and how we could do better.
This episode could save you thousands, tens of thousands, even HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars. So make sure you listen to it ASAP.One of the biggest recurring expenses for many early-stage entrepreneurs in the post-Obamacare era is health insurance. In fact, many people never even consider striking out on their own simply because they're afraid to leave their employer and lose their health insurance.Lots of people have pivoted to health share programs, but those come with their own major drawbacks, the most significant being that it can often take months to get paid out on claims. Not everyone can afford to float thousands of dollars in bills for 60-90 days, or even longer.If you can relate to any of this, you MUST listen to today's show.Our guest is Andy Schoonover, CEO of upstart "community-powered alternative to health insurance" CrowdHealth.After being tagged with an $8,000 bill for a 10-minute procedure that his health insurance refused to pay -- even though it was urgently recommended for his daughter by her doctor! -- Andy decided to do more than just sit around and complain about the injustice of our healthcare system. He put his money where his mouth is and built a solution.If you're anything like us, you'll hardly be able to believe just how good their business model is.FULL DISCLOSURE: as of the recording of this episode, CrowdHealth is a sponsor of this show. But they're such an amazing company with such a fantastic program that they deserved an entire episode.To sign up, just go to https://www.joincrowdhealth.com/99 and use promo code "JASON".******If you're ready to take control of your life, income, and future, go to http://controlthesource.com and join the Nomad Network to get started. Brand new app in app stores now!Give your business an unfair advantage in less than 3 minutes a day. Get the daily newsletter that delivers the most actionable and tactical growth strategies available today, straight from the mind of a marketing genius: http://dailyalchemy.me.Learn the blueprint for generating predictable and sustainable income from anywhere on earth: http://www.nomadicwealthoffer.com.Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jason_stapletonJason on IG: https://www.instagram.com/thejasonstapletonJason's website: https://jasonstapleton.comMatt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realkingpilledDon't forget to like and subscribe, and please share the show!
CrossFit, LLC recently announced its newest offering: CrossFit Precision Health Care, billed as "personalized healthcare from CrossFit-trained doctors and health professionals based on your unique goals and needs."But what exactly is it? Does it work? Will it help affiliate owners and their clients, or is it just another form of competition? Chris Cooper weighs in with his initial thoughts.Links:Two-Brain ProgrammingForever FierceGym Owners UnitedCrossFit Precision CareJulie Foucher and Eric Roza discuss the state of primary careTimeline:1:17 – Four questions to ask when considering CrossFit's new Precision Health Care program.2:50 – How an ecosystem of support in health care could be beneficial to your clients.6:56 – Will CrossFit's Precision Health Care present competition for affiliates?8:19 – Will it help your clients? 9:03 – Will it help your coaches? 9:58 – Will it help CrossFit, LLC?10:51 – The Two-Brain verdict.
Sara and Danny are back to talk all about Gwen Shamblin and her Weigh Down program, which spread all over the US as a weight loss alternative in the 90's. Then, they breakdown how she turned her TV talk show fame into a religious cult with influence all over the US with some disturbing practices.. To end the episode, they play ‘Big Hair Don't Care' where they try to identify a series of celebrities with iconic hairstyles from across the years! SOURCES: https://www.distractify.com/p/scott-amedure-trial-by-media https://www.ajc.com/news/national/killer-jenny-jones-gay-crush-murder-released-from-prison/CMKsybhg5nhHzggybvHdNO/ https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a32416884/jonathan-schmitz-scott-amedure-murder-trial-by-media-true-story-jenny-jones-show/ https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/member-features/gay-trans-panic-defense/ https://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20140929_ending-the-panic
As we are preparing to release Season 5 of the Charlotte Mason Show, we are re-airing our first five episodes from Season 1! Perhaps you have heard the name Charlotte Mason in your homeschool community, but you aren't sure who this woman was or why folks are so excited about her. In this episode, Julie H. Ross gives a biography of Charlotte Mason and discusses why her philosophy is so revolutionary.
This episode features Michael Weinstein, President & CEO at Capital Digestive Care. Here, he discusses COVID-19 in his community, the future of utilizing technology in healthcare, and more.
Gilbert Lawand is back, baby! Love sitting down with my buddy and fellow comedian Gilbert as we get ready to do some road dates together. We talk about aliens and if they are here would it even matter what their intentions were - chances are highly likely that they wouldn't. We also get an update on the photo from Hawai'i as a listener and patron helps bring some clarity - I'll do more on this later. We film on Saturday night Oct 23rd at 730pm at The Poasttown Elementary School in Middletown, Ohio - get your tix at www.ryansingercomedy.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/meandparanormalyou/message
On this episode I ask, "Why Do You Care" about events that do not directly affect you. I discuss Dave Chappelle, R Kelly, Kyrie, Jon Gruden, Urb, Lizzo, and Meek. Then I discuss the Red Flag Challenge. I close out discussing Prison Representing Cancel Culture.
Jesse and Brittany discuss reminders for Thanksgiving, flu shots, a listener voicemail related to vaccine mandates and staffing shortages in hospitals, Joe Rogan’s episode with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and his praise of Tucker Carlson, Pat Robertson’s resignation and contributions to society, the failure of the media and politicians to educate the American people on the... The post #753 – “Thanksgiving, Flu Shots, Pat Robertson’s Resignation, Reconciliation Bill & Findings on Expanding the Court, and Takin’ Care of Biz featuring Jake Tapper.” appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.
Anxiety. It's everywhere and in everything. Triggers. Fear. Worry. Panic. Big and small. When anxiety hits, our ability to “think” gets lost and replaced with a need to act. This week, as we think about this mental health struggle of anxiety and how...
Today, we have the MOST special guest—this woman is my HERO, and her books changed my life. Her name is Natalie Lue; she's a podcaster, speaker, artist, and writer of well-known books such as Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl, a book that means so much to me I can basically recite it. Like so many women, Natalie had a litany of problems that included bad boundaries, toxic relationships, and a penchant for emotionally unavailable men. Until everything changed in 2005, when a crippling disease and the breakup from a barely-there guy triggered an awakening, igniting the desire to fight back. She wrote down her experiences and documented her journey, which led to self-publishing five best-selling books and creating Baggage Reclaim, including online courses, over 16,000 blog entries, and a podcast that has helped millions of women become "reclaimers" in over 140 countries. Through it all, her mission remains the same: if she can help even one person avoid what she went through and support others who have struggled with abandonment, rejection, trauma, people-pleasing, emotional unavailability, and feeling "not good enough," she's making the world a better place. Natalie Lue is a thought leader in relationships. Her no-nonsense, compassionate, and humorous take has garnered a following in over 140 countries, and she's been featured in The New York Times, NPR, and the BBC, to name a few. She's the author of Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl, The No Contact Rule, The Dreamer and Fantasy Relationship and Love, Care, Trust & Respect, which has sold 140K+ copies, and her podcast, The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, has over 2 million downloads. Harper Horizon is publishing her next book, The Joy of Saying No, in October 2022. Aside from her self-help blog, Baggage Reclaim, she is also the founder of the kids' lifestyle blog Bambino Goodies. Born in England, raised in Dublin, Ireland, she's based in South East London with her husband, two daughters, and crazy cockerpoo. She left advertising to become a full-time blogger for the past 13.5 years. She's the former relationship columnist for In The Moment Magazine and has spoken at numerous conferences and given talks at companies including Amazon and InTouch in the U.S. Her current work centers around people-pleasing, boundaries, mindfulness, and creativity. Kerry Brett and Natalie Lue cover a lot of ground. In my opinion, Natalie is a brilliant writer who channeled this epic book and had the unique and perfect skill set to put it all together. If you struggle to date or think something is wrong with you, unworthy or not good enough, this episode will be a game-changer. Topics include:Why Natalie has a knack for calling a spade a spade, tune into why she's always 100 percent right when it comes to problems within relationships.You're not crazy or losing your mind, why it's crazy-making dealing with a "Mr. Unavailable".Why Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl is the the gift that keeps on giving.Why Natalie's books speak to the collective pain women, go through.Why women are socialized and conditioned to get the short end of the stick when it comes to toxic relationships.Why this is not the "Last Chance Saloon" and why we should never settle!What a relationship looks like with a "Mr. Unavailable", spoiler alert it's not pretty and never ends well. EVER!Why "Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl" was survival for me because society doesn't talk about these things or these types of men who cause all this distribution, havoc, and pain.The definition of "Future Faking" – when someone fakes a future to get what they want in the present.What "Fast Forwarding" is and why things start intense and moments later end up in smokes.Why "Mr. Unavailable's" use "blowing hot or cold" to manage down expectations and control the narrative.What is an "Overlapper" and why they justified their awful actions to a "slip and fa
EP158: Today's episode was inspired by the October 9th excerpt from the "Simple Abundance" book called "Coping with Stress" because it caused me to be aware that I've been feeling a bit stressed lately. And going back through the list today really helped me. The 47 de-stressing suggestions I share are listed below, with the ones that personally resonated to me marked with an asterisk. I suggest you pull out the ones that resonate with you to help you de-stress in times of need. Cultivate gratitude. Turn your phone off. Carve out an hour a day for solitude.* Begin and end the day with prayer, reflection, or silence. Keep it simple. Keep your house picked up. Don't over schedule.* Strive for realistic deadlines. Never make a promise you can't keep. Allow an extra half-hour for everything you do.* Create quiet surroundings at home and at work. Go to bed at nine o'clock twice a week.* Always carry something interesting to read. Breathe - deeply and often. Move - walk, dance, run, find a sport you enjoy. Drink pure spring water. Lots of It. Eat only when hungry. If it's not delicious, don't eat it. Be instead of do.* Set aside one day a week for rest and renewal.* Laugh more often. Luxuriate in your senses. Always opt for comfort. If you don't love it, live without it. Let Mother Nature nurture.* No phones allowed at the dinner table. Stop trying to please everybody. Start pleasing yourself. Stay away from negative people. Don't squander precious resources: time, creative energy. Nurture friendships.* Don't be afraid of your passion. Approach problems as challenges. Honor your aspirations. Set achievable goals. Surrender expectations. Savor beauty.* Create boundaries. For every yes, let there be a no. Don't worry; be happy. Remember, happiness is a living emotion. Exchange security for serenity.* Care for your soul.* Cherish your dreams. Express love every day. Search for your Authentic Self until you find her.* (And Laurie's addition: And never let her go!) Don't tweet in bed. Copy the list and pull out the ones that really resonate for you, then print your list out and post it somewhere you will see it every day as a reminder to be aware and listen to your body and apply your favorite de-stressing suggestions as needed. Now go and have a great no-stress day!!! If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at: Website: www.notyouraveragegrandma.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright Instagram: www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/NotYourAverageGrandma Note: Not Your Average Grandma is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
For this week's episode, Teepa and Greg discuss a topic that most people are uncomfortable addressing, incontinence. Particularly when it involves a person living with dementia, is it important for us to know what to expect and how we can provide support. To learn more about Positive Approach to Care, please visit us at www.teepasnow.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dementiacaregivertalkshow/message
One of the biggest frustrations from the patient side in our traditional healthcare system is that there seems to be a misunderstanding about what we do in CrossFit. One of the biggest frustrations on the physician side in our current traditional healthcare system is that there is no time to address root causes of health issues with patients or to develop a relationship with them. CrossFit Precision Care aims to bridge that gap by brining intentional guidance to CrossFit Affiliates. Tune in to episode 469 of the Best Hour of Their Day Podcast to hear Dr. Julie Foucher, Games Athlete and Founding Member of CrossFit Precision Care, dive into what this program is and what it means for the CrossFit Community. So you never miss an episode, subscribe on YouTube and on all major podcasting platforms at Best Hour of Their Day. If you want to learn more about our sponsors, Doc Spartan, WheelPay, and RX Smart Gear, checkout docspartan.com, wheelpay.com, and rxsmartgear.com. At checkout, use the code BESTHOUR to get 15% off all DocSpartan purchases and 10% off all RX Smart Gear purchases. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-ackerman/support
How we can help those struggling with drug addictions end the cycle of trauma for good? Christina Dent is the Founder and President of End It For Good, a nonprofit advocating a health-centered approach to drugs and addiction rather than a criminal justice approach. Christina lives in Mississippi and changed her own mind about the best way to handle drugs after she became a foster parent. She's an unlikely advocate for changing our drug laws, as a conservative Christian with a degree in the Bible, who's never used an illegal drug. But she's convinced that changing our approach to drugs can save lives, strengthen families, and make our communities safer. She founded End It For Good several years ago to provide education and an invitation for more people to change their minds too. Listen as we explore the cause and long term effect of criminalizing drug addiction along with solutions to help people struggling with drug addiction get the help they need in a proactive and compassionate way. What We Discuss with Christina Dent in This Episode What lead a conservative Christian to become an advocate for people with drug addiction The criminalization of drug addiction The root cause of the overdose crisis How our current approach to drug addiction is impacting families How Portugal cut their injection drug use in half and created one-third less addiction The benefits of different regulatory models Legalizing marijuana and other drugs How End It For Good educates and advocates for people with drug addiction How to learn more so you can make an informed decision Episode Show Notes: https://tinyurl.com/463ppr2a
Certified Mama's Boy Merch is NOW AVAILABLE! Shop now Become a Certified Fan! Help support the podcast! Vote for “Certified Mama's Boy” in the Podcast Magazine Hot 50 Listen to my other podcast, “Kramer and Jess Uncensored”! Refer Certified Mama's Boy for prizes! On Today's Show: No one called about the pumpkin problem. My mom took credit for Breast Cancer awareness. JIMMY MACK REVIEWS THE NEWS: Raiders, Legos, William Shatner Today's Quote: “Insomnia sharpens your math skills because you spend all night calculating how much sleep you'll get if you're able to ‘fall asleep right now.'” —Anonymous Our Amazing Partners: CARE/OF Care/of is a wellness brand that makes it easy to maintain your health goals with a customized vitamin plan that helps you feel your best today and supports you long-term. For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code kramer50. BETTER HELP I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/Kramer Join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health. Again, that's BetterHelp.com/kramer HELLOFRESH Get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door with HelloFresh, America's #1 meal kit. HelloFresh lets you skip those trips to the grocery store, and makes home cooking easy, fun, AND affordable! Go to HelloFresh.com/14kramer and use code 14kramer for 12 free meals, including free shipping! CONNECT WITH US: Instagram Facebook Love You Forever! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We talk about the latest COVID surge in Wisconsin and update the status of the stalled Build Back Better plan in Congress. Will the new alliance between moderate and progressive Democrats produce generational reform, or will it crash and burn, dooming the Biden presidency? Rebecca Lynch joins us as a guest panelist to take a deep dive into the resurgence of organized labor fighting back across the country against corporate greed and pandemic profterring on the backs of workers. We close by checking in on the election investigation circus train which left the tracks weeks ago, making Wisconsn a national spectacle.
Certified Mama's Boy Merch is NOW AVAILABLE! Shop now Become a Certified Fan! Help support the podcast! Vote for “Certified Mama's Boy” in the Podcast Magazine Hot 50 Listen to my other podcast, “Kramer and Jess Uncensored”! Refer Certified Mama's Boy for prizes! On Today's Show: Are Covid costumes offensive?? Does popularity affect your mental health? ASK MY MOM: The Pumpkin Problem Today's Quote: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” Joseph Campbell Our Amazing Partners: CARE/OF Care/of is a wellness brand that makes it easy to maintain your health goals with a customized vitamin plan that helps you feel your best today and supports you long-term. For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code kramer50. BETTER HELP I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/Kramer Join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health. Again, that's BetterHelp.com/kramer HELLOFRESH Get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door with HelloFresh, America's #1 meal kit. HelloFresh lets you skip those trips to the grocery store, and makes home cooking easy, fun, AND affordable! Go to HelloFresh.com/14kramer and use code 14kramer for 12 free meals, including free shipping! CONNECT WITH US: Instagram Facebook Love You Forever! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Last week CrossFit launched its new primary care service led by CrossFit-trained doctors called CrossFit Precision Care. CrossFit Health's Dr. Julie Foucher joins Sean and Tommy to discuss the new initiative, what CrossFit Health has been working on for the past year under Eric Roza and how her training and fitness is different now that she is no longer a competitive CrossFit Games athlete.
Certified Mama's Boy Merch is NOW AVAILABLE! Shop now Become a Certified Fan! Help support the podcast! Vote for “Certified Mama's Boy” in the Podcast Magazine Hot 50 Listen to my other podcast, “Kramer and Jess Uncensored”! Refer Certified Mama's Boy for prizes! On Today's Show: Not so important Karma got me Mom-Tent: What Your Amazon Driver Wants You to Know A Moment In Kramer History: Real Life Ghost Stories Today's Quote: “The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop Our Amazing Partners: CARE/OF Care/of is a wellness brand that makes it easy to maintain your health goals with a customized vitamin plan that helps you feel your best today and supports you long-term. For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code kramer50. BETTER HELP I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/Kramer Join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health. Again, that's BetterHelp.com/kramer HELLOFRESH Get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door with HelloFresh, America's #1 meal kit. HelloFresh lets you skip those trips to the grocery store, and makes home cooking easy, fun, AND affordable! Go to HelloFresh.com/14kramer and use code 14kramer for 12 free meals, including free shipping! CONNECT WITH US: Instagram Facebook Love You Forever! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Authenticity will always win in business and life. On today's Q&AF episode, Andy answers your questions on how to find & pay high-quality employees early in your business, how to teach your team to care about their work, and what you should put on the back burner when pursuing your goals.