Please support this show buy subscribing / following and writing a review if you can. It greatly helps us to reach more photography enthusiasts like you! We are absolutely delighted to have the incredible @JoeMcNally and @LastXwitness come to the shop on his latest trip to the UK, where we chatted all things Cameras, Technology, Lighting, Constructive Critique, etc and what they got in store for 2022… Konstantin & Becky bring to you the latest Nikon news and photography related announcements. Listen on podcast platforms: https://anchor.fm/grays-of-westminster 0:00 Intro 2:23 Nikon UK workshop 5:23 Lighting talk 9:10 How Joe and Seth met 15:00 Mentoring 17:40 Young Photographers 19:25 Lightroom & Capture One Presets 21:23 Understanding Light 22:30 Progression from early work 25:10 Next generation technology 27:47 Global Shutter 36:10 Use the tools you have 38:07 Nikon Z9 tech get cheaper & brand philosophy 41:05 Pro Photographer Daily rate 42:35 Cheap vs Expensive lighting vs actual image 46:55 YouTube, Forums & Constructive Critique 55:36 What's next for Seth 57:29 Community is important 59:08 Polaroids 1:00:19 Rear curtain sync 1:00:56 The END result 1:02:08 What's next for Joe 1:05:45 Wrap up & Story time Visit our e-shop: https://shop.graysofwestminster.co.uk/ Second-Hand Nikon Equipment: http://bit.ly/secondhandoffers Instagram: Joe McNally: https://www.instagram.com/joemcnallyphoto/ Seth Miranda: https://www.instagram.com/lastxwitness/ Grays of Westminster: https://www.instagram.com/nikonatgrays/ Rebecca Danese: https://www.instagram.com/rebecca_danese/ Konstantin Kochkin: https://www.instagram.com/konstantinkochkin/ Production: Konstantin Kochkin Assistant: Danie Cruz Thanks for watching! #nikon #z9 #z8 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/grays-of-westminster/message
Have you ever wondered why laughing together, playing games, and having fun with your friends and family are so important? Imagine a world where every day is filled with smiles, giggles, and shared joy – that's the magical realm of strong and happy relationships!In today's episode of the Win Monday podcast, we are thrilled to feature Amy Eddy, Senior Vice President of Big Speak. In our conversation, Amy discusses the importance of prioritizing joy, play, and meaningful conversations in relationships. She shares her personal experiences from a retreat and how it strengthened her marriage. The conversation also explores the value of constructive criticism in friendships and the importance of surrounding oneself with inspiring people. Amy and Paul also discuss the concept of relationships extending beyond people, to aspects like work, food, and money.Key TakeawaysPrioritize joy and play in relationships - play isn't just for kids, it's important for adult relationships too.Embrace constructive criticism - uncomfortable conversations can lead to stronger relationships.Foster healthy relationships with your body, food, and money - reflect on your expenses and take intentional steps towards a healthier life.End the year strong - stay consistent, focus on personal growth, and trust in your abilities.In This Episode:[02:55] The unique experience of a retreat focused on relationships[06:12] The importance of prioritizing joy and play in Amy's daily and weekly routine.[11:29] Surrounding yourself with the right people[11:39] Constructive criticism and relationship investment[12:41] The importance of difficult conversations[22:45] The importance of healthy relationships[26:48] The impact of outsourcing meal planning[29:44] Expanding the concept of relationships[34:01] The importance of movement for a better moodNotable Quotes[12:40] “These are the relationships that I need to be investing in because these are people willing to spend the time and the uncomfortable energy to make this relationship better.” - Amy[20:21] “Put your phone down and go on a walk for ten minutes. A ten-minute walk can reset your focus and energy for the next couple of hours” - Amy[14:14] “Friendships, like jobs, go through seasons. Sometimes they end prematurely or in a very sour way because we're not willing to have those difficult conversations.” - Amy[30:17] “Relationships go beyond people. If we tie our relationships to our time, that can be an amazing needle mover for a lot of us to have holistic health.” - AmyOur GuestAmy Eddy serves as a Senior Vice President and Strategic Account Advisor, passionately championing her clients' interests, guiding them toward prudent investments, and drawing inspiration from the boundless potential of the human spirit. Notably, she recently set a new personal record by delivering a last-minute keynote on stage for a client with only a 4-hour notice, showcasing her exceptional dedication and quick thinking.Resources and LinksWin Monday Community (join here)Win Monday CommunityPaul EpsteinPaul's Confidence QuizPaul's WebsitePaul's LinkedIn to ConnectPaul's Instagram to FollowAmy Eddyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-eddy-3588b65/https://www.tickettailor.com/events/iflourish/1000876#
Maintaining accountability for your actions is essential for personal and professional growth. In this episode on how I stay accountable: Set Clear Goals: Define specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals. Clearly outline what you want to achieve and by when. Having well-defined goals provides a roadmap for your actions, making it easier to assess your progress and hold yourself accountable. Create a Plan of Action: Once you have established your goals, break them down into smaller, actionable steps. Develop a plan that outlines the tasks you need to accomplish to reach your objectives. A detailed plan helps you stay focused and organized, making it easier to track your accountability. Prioritize Tasks: Determine the importance and urgency of each task associated with your goals. Prioritizing tasks helps you allocate your time and resources effectively. Address high-priority tasks first to ensure you make progress toward your goals in a meaningful way. Establish Deadlines: Set realistic deadlines for each task in your action plan. Deadlines create a sense of urgency and help prevent procrastination. Be mindful of your time management, and strive to meet or beat your deadlines to reinforce a habit of accountability. Monitor Progress: Regularly assess your progress against your goals. This could involve weekly or monthly check-ins to review the tasks completed, milestones reached, and any challenges encountered. Monitoring your progress allows you to make adjustments to your plan as needed and ensures accountability for your actions. Seek Feedback: Solicit feedback from peers, mentors, or friends who can provide objective insights into your progress. Constructive feedback can help you identify blind spots, areas for improvement, and offer different perspectives. Being open to feedback is a sign of accountability and a willingness to learn and grow. Reflect and Learn: Take time to reflect on your actions and outcomes regularly. Acknowledge both successes and setbacks without judgment. Reflecting on your experiences allows you to learn from your mistakes, celebrate achievements, and adjust your approach as needed. This self-awareness contributes to long-term accountability. By incorporating these steps into your routine, you create a framework that promotes accountability for your actions. Remember that accountability is an ongoing process, and staying committed to these steps will contribute to personal and professional development over time. Stay Connected: Follow Refrigeration Mentor Podcast HERE for updates on future episodes. Leave a Review on Apple or Spotify so others find out about this podcast. Thank you for tuning in to this week's Refrigeration Mentor Podcast! Be sure to subscribe for more insightful conversations with industry experts. Until next time, stay cool! Free Refrigeration Piping Design Course - Access Here Let's Connect on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/refrigerationmentor/ Upcoming Servicing Compressors, Supermarket and CO2 Trainings - Learn More Here Learn More About Refrigeration Mentor - https://refrigerationmentor.com/ Get A Free Service & Compressor Troubleshooting Guide - Access Here
Everyone has the ability to grow and develop in a positive direction if they try. Former Black Panther leader, Eldridge Cleaver is a prime example. Artificial intelligence has penetrated the music world. But some AI recreations from stars in the past miss the mark when the new artificial music hits the ears of those who remember the original sound.Everyone makes a big fuss about Panda bears from China. The truth is their presence in the U.S., while temporary, is an expression of soft power and cordial relations between the two nations. Constructive criticism is an essential part of high achievement. To be effective it should be delivered in a manner that positively educates, rather than scolds. The sky high price of tickets to concerts and sporting events stays that way because people are willing to pay that much. When possible look for discounts at two websites mentioned in the broadcast. Very few wingmen actually wear capes, but this week meet a real-life wingman that has four legs and a tail.
Last week, my 10-year-old son Jack, and I discussed an incident in school. After listening to his story, I asked, "Why do you take what he said personally? He paused and rather than answering, he asked, "Why don't you ever seem bothered by what people say or do?" This caught me off guard, but it made me reflect. He had unwittingly touched upon a crucial trait that every leader should cultivate: the ability not to take things personally. Why Leaders Need to Let Things Slide Off Their Backs: Foster Objectivity: A leader's role requires making decisions based on facts, and the best interests of the organization. Emotional reactions can cloud judgment, leading to choices based on ego rather than what's best for the team. Maintain Credibility: Leaders who react emotionally to every critique can appear insecure or unstable. Build a Positive Culture: Leaders who take everything to heart can create a tense environment where team members are afraid to voice concerns and feedback. Leaders who can handle feedback encourage open dialogue and foster trust. Preserve Energy for What Matters: Getting bogged down by every negative comment or action can drain a leader's energy reserves, detracting from the tasks and challenges that need attention. Model Resilience for the Team: Demonstrating resilience can inspire their teams to be more resilient in the face of challenges. Happiness: When you see feedback as a path to growth and are grateful for it, it's easy to not take it personally. Five Tips on How Not to Take Things Personally Practice Self-awareness: Understand your emotional triggers. Work on recognizing when they're activated. Seek Clarity: Before jumping to conclusions, ask questions to understand the context and intentions behind feedback or actions. Detach from the Outcome: Feedback is often about the task, role, or outcome, not a reflection of your worth as a person. Surround Yourself with supportive people who can offer perspective and help you navigate challenges. Practice Regular Reflection: Take time to assess and reflect on your reactions and behaviors. The Counterpoint: The Importance of Listening While it's essential for leaders to not take things personally, it's equally important not to swing the pendulum too far and become apathetic to feedback. Constructive criticism can be instrumental in personal and organizational growth. Remaining open to feedback, discerning the valuable insights from the noise can help leaders see blind spots, stagnation, and missed opportunities for improvement. The balance lies in being emotionally resilient while staying receptive to growth. I tried to explain this to Jack. I am not sure he fully understood what I was saying, or maybe he did because he replied with, "Well you do seem to be much happier than most grownups I know. I like being happy!" And then he asked to go play Fortnite. Lol. Question of the Week It's time again to answer, "What you are reading now? "Shoe Dog" by Phil Knight. I love this story. Shoe Dog is more than just a memoir chronicling the ascent of Nike; it's a vivid portrayal of the passion, grit, and ingenuity behind its founder. Knight's transformation from selling shoes from his car's trunk to spearheading one of the world's most iconic brands serves as a powerful testament to tenacity and vision, reminding us that even the grandest companies sprout from a singular idea fueled by fervor. His relentless spirit in overcoming myriad challenges, from financial hurdles to legal confrontations, offers invaluable insights for leaders navigating their obstacles. His journey wasn't solitary. He accentuates the importance of fostering a committed team, highlighting the integral role his early Nike team, affectionately termed the "Buttfaces," played in the brand's evolution. Perhaps most poignantly, Knight's candid admission of his fears, doubts, and blunders underscores the essence of vulnerability in leadership, making "Shoe Dog" an essential read for all of us.
While many people encounter nonviolence as forms of protest and resistance, the constructive side of it, the part that aims to re-establish a sense of self-knowing and trust in one's community that has been harmed through violence can be overlooked. But it is this kind of work that uplifts a community's sense of self through a reclaiming of inner power (what we call at the Metta Center, Person Power) that offers a strong foundation for other forms of action. Constructive work on the human image is not a distraction from action, it's a necessity.As part of a constructive effort to challenge and offer redress for the ongoing harms of identity suppression through language erasure within indigenous communities around the world, Bay Area educator and somatic coach Margarita Acosta's Tierra Indigena Montessori is a shining light. Their work “facilitates reparations to Indigenous Peoples by supporting them in establishing educational spaces that maintain, strengthen, and revitalize their ancestral languages and cultures through the Montessori Method.”She makes the case that language revitalization ought to be a front-and-center topic for our collective concern, no matter which language we speak and know ourselves through. All languages enrich our understanding of our world, and concepts embedded within our various linguistic homes can help us resolve personal and global crises and challenges. Losing language is a loss of our collective potential, and its revitalization becomes an expression of our creative and collective power as well as of reparations and healing.
In this episode of "Unlocking Your World of Creativity," host Mark Stinson explores creativity in the hospitality and restaurant business. Tom Rutledge, a seasoned restaurant industry expert, is the guest, offering insights into running a restaurant successfully. Here are some key highlights and quotes from the episode:**Introduction**- Tom Rutledge shares his 30 years of experience in the restaurant business, emphasizing that being a chef is only a part of running a restaurant.- The podcast explores the importance of profitability, systems, and creative problem-solving in the restaurant industry.**Challenges in the Restaurant Business**- Tom highlights the significant challenges faced by restaurant operators, especially in the post-pandemic era. Labor costs have increased significantly.- The importance of prime cost, which includes cost of goods and labor, is discussed. The prime cost should be around 65% to maintain profitability.**Restaurant Experiences**- Tom emphasizes the importance of creating unique experiences and the storytelling aspect of a restaurant.- He advises customers to give feedback directly to the restaurant owner or manager rather than relying solely on online reviews. Constructive feedback is valuable for improvement.**Supporting Local Restaurants**- Tom urges people to support local restaurants and suggests that even small gestures like ordering a cocktail or appetizer can make a difference.- He emphasizes the need for patience when dining out, as staffing issues can lead to longer wait times.**Key Quotes:**1. "People learn that quickly, whether it's the bank account slowly becoming to the point where you're not going to make payroll. That's when you realize you have to fix that." - Tom Rutledge2. "Give feedback in an honest way that's both good and bad at the same time. We want to hear how we can get you to come out more often." - Tom Rutledge3. "The kiss of death in many restaurants is, 'I love that restaurant, I can't believe it closed.' When was the last time you went? Three years ago. You didn't love it that much." - Tom RutledgeTom's Website Thanks to our sponsor, Exact RushExact Rush B
APAC stocks were mostly positive albeit with gains capped amid the lack of fresh catalysts from over the weekend and as participants await this week's key events including tomorrow's FOMC minutes release.DXY was pressured and trickled further beneath the 104.00 level amid gains in its major peers; PBoC maintained LPRs as expected.European equity futures are indicative of a flat open after the cash market closed +0.9% on Friday.Yemen's Houthis said they will target all ships owned and operated by Israeli companies or carrying the Israeli flag, while the Houthis later announced that they seized an Israeli ship and took it to a Yemeni port.Energy Intel's Bakr said she hasn't heard of any ‘additional' OPEC+ cuts being discussed at this time.Looking ahead, highlights include German Producer Prices, US Leading Index Change, New Zealand Trade, Speeches from ECB's Lane, de Cos, BoE's Bailey, RBA's Bullock & Schwartz, Supply from the US, and Earnings from Zoom Video Communications.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
“1) They threw aside God's commandments and made the commandments of men and traditions into doctrines. (Mark 7:7-9). (2) They were more concerned with outer purity rather than the purity of the heart. Jesus said that they cleaned the inside of the cup but inside their hearts were full of wickedness! (See Luke 11:39; Matt. 23:25, 27, 28). (3) They tithed on herbs which is good but more important matters like justice and the love for God were overlooked. (See Luke 11:32; Matt. 23:23,24). They strained out a gnat but they swallowed a camel. ((Matt 23:24) (4) They loved the highest seats and public greetings in the market because they were selfish and wanted to be seen by people, to the point of enlarging the borders of their clothes. (Luke 11:43; Matt. 23:5-10; Mark 12:38) (5) They made people fall. Jesus said that they were like hidden graves that made unsuspecting people fall in. (Luke 11:44). (6) They did not want people to be healed on the Sabbath that God made for man but yet they would take out their ox if it fell in a pit on Sabbath. (Matt. 13:11-17). (7) They burdened people with unnecessary traditions and did not raise a finger to help. (Luke 11:46; Matt. 23:4) (8) They built the sepulchers of the prophets that their own ancestors killed. (Luke 11:47, 48; Matt. 23:29-31). In fact they killed Jesus. (See Matt. 12:14; 21:33-46; Matt. 27:20-22). (9) They took away the key of knowledge. They blocked people from getting into heaven and they themselves did not get in. (Matt. 23:13, Luke 11:52; John 12:42,43) (10) They devoured widows' houses! (Matt. 23:14) (11) They said long prayers pretending that they were righteous. (Matt. 23:14) (12) They went on land and sea to convert people and they made those converts twice a child of hell as themselves! (Matt. 23:15) (13) They forbade people from swearing by the gold of the temple but they swore by the temple itself! (Matt. 23:16,17) (14) They talked and do not did not do anything. (Matt 23:3). They even praised God with their lips and their heart was far from Him. (Matt. 7:6). (15) They were fools, blind guides and hypocrites. (Matt 23:16-25; Luke 11:44,46; 12:1-3). John the Baptist called them vipers (Matt. 3:7). 16) They loved to tempt, accuse and oppose Jesus. (Matt. 16:1; 19:3; Mark 8:11; 10:2; 12:13; Luke 6:7). They continuously tried to entangle Him in His talk (Matt. 22:15). Paul, who was a Pharisee, told of his own nature before his conversion: "I (Paul) verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth." So when he came on the scene after Jesus' ascension he persecuted the Christian Church. (17) They asked for a sign to believe when many were already given. If given yet another sign they would not believe. (Luke 22:66, 67). Note that the incident mentioned in the given text was after three and a half years of Jesus working miracles, healing all types of diseases and even raising the dead! 18) There is hope even for “Pharisees”. Acts 6:7 tells us what happed after Jesus went back to Heaven and His disciples preached after being filled with the Holy Spirit. It says: “And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.” “In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.” “My religion is, to live through Love.” “Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. LOVE embraces all.” “I belong to no religion, my religion is love, my heart is my temple.” -Rumi quotes --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/antonio-myers4/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/antonio-myers4/support
APAC stocks were mostly negative as the recent data-driven momentum eventually lost steam.US Senate voted to pass the stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown, as expected.European equity futures are indicative of a slightly softer open with the Euro Stoxx 50 -0.1% after the cash market closed +0.6% yesterday.Biden-Xi meeting was said to be constructive and productive as they agreed to restart cooperation on counter-narcotics and create forums for military-to-military contact.DXY has continued to grind higher to circa 104.50, USD/JPY remains on a 151 handle, antipodeans lag peers.Looking ahead, highlights include US IJC, BoE's Ramsden, ECB's Lagarde & de Guindos, Fed's Barr, Waller, Cook, Mester & Williams, Supply from Spain, France & US, Earnings from Alibaba & Walmart.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk
Tonight on The Last Word: President Biden announces major moves on fentanyl and military communications after meeting with China's Xi Jinping. Also, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Plus, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey is seeking a fourth term in the 2024 battleground. And members of Pussy Riot stage a protest against the Indiana abortion ban at the state Supreme Court. Ben Rhodes, Rick Stengel, Andrew Weissmann, Gwen Keyes, Sen. Bob Casey and Nadya Tolokonnikova join Lawrence O'Donnell.
The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 1: In a social media post, Democratic political strategist David Axelrod expressed doubt that President Joe Biden could win reelection without strategic changes to his campaign and alterations to how the public perceives him—explaining that Biden needs to decide “whether it's in his best interest or the country's” to run again. According to reports, in response to the social media post, President Biden dismissed the critiques and referred to Axelrod as a “prick.” You can read more here: https://nypost.com/2023/11/13/news/biden-reportedly-called-axelrod-a-p-as-tensions-boil-over-with-former-obama-adviser/ While appearing on CNBC, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson announced that he is endorsing Donald Trump for President. In a new article featured in Politico, political statistician Nate Silver warns that “Democrats would be taking a huge risk by replacing Biden—but they're also taking a huge risk by nominating him.” Similarly, Russell Berman of The Atlantic wonders if President Joe Biden's reelection campaign is “toast.” You can read Silver's piece here: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/11/13/biden-polls-2024-nate-silver-00126903. And you can read Berman's editorial here: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2023/11/biden-2024-polling-reelection-obama-comparison/675972/ David Wildstein of The New Jersey Globe writes: “A shadowy dark money group that promoted a phantom candidate for State Senate in the 4th district is due in court next month to seek a dismissal of a judge's order to freeze their bank account. Jersey Freedom, a tenebrous independent expenditure group based in Jamaica, Queens, is now represented by William Tambussi, the longtime attorney for Democratic powerbroker George Norcross and the Camden County Democrats.” You can read the full article here: https://newjerseyglobe.com/judiciary/dark-money-group-represented-by-south-jersey-democratic-lawyer-seeks-to-unfreeze-funds/ In her most recent article for The Wall Street Journal, journalist Catherine Lucy documents that Joe Biden is at serious risk of underperforming with Black voters in the 2024 presidential election—with many voters citing concerns about the economy under Biden's leadership. Lucy writes: “When Michelle Smith voted for President Biden in 2020, she thought he would help people like her, a Black mother working two jobs and raising three teenage boys in North Philadelphia. Now she says she won't vote for him again, citing higher prices, skyrocketing rent and a feeling she has been left behind.” A recent New York Times/Sienna poll suggests that 22% of Black voters would likely support Donald Trump in a hypothetical rematch of the 2020 presidential race. In 2020, Biden won the Black vote 92% to 8%. You can read the full article here: https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/black-voters-show-signs-of-slipping-away-from-biden-in-2024-69ae78b0?mod=hp_listb_pos1 Don Purdy—Chairman of the Atlantic County Republican Party—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss Jersey Freedom, a political organization, which spent tens-of-thousands of dollars backing third party candidates in hopes of diluting the Republican vote in New Jersey's November 7th election. The ad campaign even included endorsements for candidates that withdrew from the race. You can learn more about the Atlantic County Republican Party here: https://www.acrepublicans.org
As Palestinian's death toll goes beyond the 10,000-mark, thousands across the globe have taken to the streets to protest Israeli's continuous bombardment of Gaza. Adli Amirullah from the Malaysian Youth Council and Nor Zarifah from Global Peace Mission Malaysia discuss the role Malaysian youths play in supporting the Palestinian's cause.
As Palestinian's death toll goes beyond the 10,000-mark, thousands across the globe have taken to the streets to protest Israeli's continuous bombardment of Gaza. Adli Amirullah from the Malaysian Youth Council and Nor Zarifah from Global Peace Mission Malaysia discuss the role Malaysian youths play in supporting the Palestinian's cause.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has invited China's President Xi Jinping to Australia after what he calls a 'positive' landmark summit in Beijing; Donald Trump clashes with judge in his New York fraud trial; And researchers warning the Melbourne Cup could be luring a new generation of gamblers.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has invited China's President Xi Jinping to Australia after what he calls a 'positive' landmark summit in Beijing; Donald Trump clashes with judge in his New York fraud trial; And researchers warning the Melbourne Cup could be luring a new generation of gamblers.
Feedback is the secret sauce to doubling productivity in any setting. It's not just a formality; it's a powerful tool that illuminates blind spots, identifies strengths, and fuels continuous improvement.Imagine navigating a maze without a map—inefficient, frustrating, and prone to mistakes. That's work without feedback. Constructive feedback provides a clear map, showing individuals and teams the most effective paths and areas for enhancement. It's a compass that guides efforts towards success.The magic lies in the loop of feedback and adjustment. When individuals receive insights into their performance, they can fine-tune their strategies and approaches. This iterative process of receiving feedback, adapting, and iterating creates a cycle of constant improvement.Moreover, feedback is a motivational booster. Recognition of good work energizes individuals, while constructive criticism serves as a roadmap for growth. It transforms the workplace from a static environment into a dynamic, responsive space where everyone is invested in elevating their performance.In a feedback-rich culture, productivity isn't just about doing more; it's about doing better. It's about efficiency, innovation, and a collective commitment to excellence. Organizations that actively seek and embrace feedback create a workforce that is agile, resilient, and ready to tackle any challenge that comes their way. In essence, feedback isn't just a tool; it's the accelerator that propels productivity to new heights.⚡️FREE RESOURCE:
Chris Justice of Samfiru, Tumarkin LLP joins the show today answering your questions about your employment rights when a company is sold as well as what you need to know about constructive dismissal. For information anytime, call 1-855-821-5900 or go to pocketemploymentlawyer.ca
What to do when your tech team isn't arguing (productively!)? Join us on Troubleshooting Agile to learn practical ideas for discovering shared facts and creating constructive conflict, with your hosts, Squirrel and Jeffrey. Links: - Test-Driven Development for People: https://itrevolution.com/articles/test-driven-development-for-people/ -------------------------------------------------- Order your copy of our book, Agile Conversations at agileconversations.com Plus, get access to a free mini training video about the technique of Coherence Building when you join our mailing list. We'd love to hear any thoughts, ideas, or feedback you have about the show. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org -------------------------------------------------- About Your Hosts Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick first met while working together at TIM group in 2013. A decade later, they remain united in their passion for growing organisations through better conversations. Squirrel is an advisor, author, keynote speaker, coach, and consultant, helping companies of all sizes make huge, profitable improvements in their culture, skills, and processes. You can find out more about his work here: https://douglassquirrel.com/index.html Jeffrey is Vice President of Engineering at ION Analytics, Organiser at CITCON, the Continuous Integration and Testing Conference, author and speaker. You can connect with him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jfredrick/
In this episode brought to you by First Sentier Investors, we'll be talking about engagements. Active owners and investors usually cite deep conversations with portfolio companies as a key weapon in the stewardship arsenal, but how do we know if they're successful?Joining us to discuss this is Sudip Hazra a director at First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute. First Sentier Investors communicate and conduct business through different legal entities in different locations. This material is communicated in:• Australia and New Zealand by First Sentier Investors (Australia) IM Ltd, authorised and regulated in Australia by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (AFSL 289017; ABN 89 114 194311).• European Economic Area by First Sentier Investors (Ireland) Limited, authorised and regulated in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI reg no. C182306; reg office 70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland; reg company no. 629188).• Hong Kong by First Sentier Investors (Hong Kong) Limited and has not been reviewed by the Securities & Futures Commission in Hong Kong. First Sentier Investors, FSSA Investment Managers, Stewart Investors, and Realindex Investments are the business names of First Sentier Investors (Hong Kong) Limited.• Singapore by First Sentier Investors (Singapore) (reg company no. 196900420D) and this advertisement or material has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. First Sentier Investors (registration number 53236800B), FSSA Investment Managers (registration number 53314080C), Stewart Investors (registration number 53310114W) and Realindex Investments (registration number 53472532E) are the business divisions of First Sentier Investors (Singapore).• Japan by First Sentier Investors (Japan) Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Service Agency (Director of Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Registered Financial Institutions) No.2611).• United Kingdom by First Sentier Investors (UK) Funds Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (reg. no. 2294743; reg office Finsbury Circus House, 15 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB).• United States by First Sentier Investors (US) LLC, authorised and regulated by the Securities Exchange Commission (RIA 801-93167).• other jurisdictions, where this document may lawfully be issued, by First Sentier Investors International IM Limited, authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA ref no. 122512; Registered office: 23 St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 1BB; Company no. SC079063).
THIS EPISODE ORIGINALLY AIRED John Scholes and Alex Lucifero talk all about Constructive Dismissals; what they are and how to ensure your rights as an employee are maintained in the event one should befall you. For information anytime, call 1-855-821-5900 or go to pocketemploymentlawyer.ca
No matter who you are...where you're from...or what you did (*cue BSB chorus now*)- there's a way you communicate with others. People everywhere express their thoughts, feelings and grievances by (but are certainly not limited to) speaking, body language, active listening, texting, and so much more. Abbie & Daniélle even get into a recent disagreement among a group of friends where miscommunication resulted in a lot of things left unsaid. Side tangents (but also completely related to said topic) include: the movie Mean Girls, Gossip, Constructive feedback, Defense mode, Love Languages, the Israel/Hamas war, and even Couples' therapy. There's something for everyone in this one - stay tuned for the #InstagramVsReality to learn why gender stereotypes in dance, especially in the year 2023, have GOT. TO. GO! Connect with Us: Instagram @Reallifepodad Facebook- Reallife Podcast With Abbie & Daniélle Website- https://reallifepodcast.blog/ Email: email@example.com Abbie: @abbienichole_rd , @bodyimagerd , http://www.bodyimagerd.com Daniélle: @dahill486 , @itsdaniellehill , http://www.daniellehill.org
If you are in a relationship, you have to hear this episode. It will be as enjoyable as it will be strikingly helpful to you and your partner. According to psychotherapist and author, Keith Wilson, if you are in a real relationship and you haven't had a conflict yet – you haven't been paying attention. As Keith describes, violence is the avoidance of conflict. Being able to work through clashes as a couple, offers great potential. With anecdote, metaphor and examples, Keith draws upon 30 years of practice with couples to discuss the steps for regulating conflict. He will invite you to turn off the alarm in your head that scans partner disconnection, know where and how to ask the right questions – be it about an affair or getting up for the kids. He will clarify how to give and get feedback, avoid the four fouls that contaminate any conflict and turn conflict into really knowing, trusting and loving each other. Listen in.
Don't Be AVERAGE! In a world that celebrates mediocrity and conformity, the call to "Don't Be Average" serves as a resounding reminder of the importance of striving for excellence and individuality. Average is often seen as the safe, comfortable, and ordinary path in life, but it's not the path that leads to remarkable achievements, personal growth, or a life filled with fulfillment. To understand the significance of not being average, we must first define what average means in different contexts. Average can refer to the middle point or typical value within a set of data. In terms of personal qualities, it often implies mediocrity or a lack of distinction. When applied to our daily lives, being average is characterized by complacency, conformity, and a reluctance to venture beyond the comfort zone. Why should we strive not to be average? The answer lies in the fact that the human spirit is naturally inclined toward growth, self-improvement, and the pursuit of excellence. Average doesn't align with these fundamental desires and ambitions. Here are a few key reasons why you should aim higher: 1. **Fulfillment and Satisfaction**: Leading an average life often leads to feelings of regret and unfulfilled potential. Embracing your uniqueness and pursuing excellence in your endeavors can bring a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that averageness can never provide. 2. **Innovation and Progress**: Throughout history, it has been individuals who dared to be different and challenged the status quo who have driven innovation and progress. Average thinking and actions seldom lead to groundbreaking discoveries or transformative changes. 3. **Self-Discovery**: When you decide not to be average, you embark on a journey of self-discovery. You push your boundaries, face challenges, and learn more about your strengths, weaknesses, and passions. This process of self-exploration can lead to a deeper understanding of who you are and what you're capable of. 4. **Resilience**: The path to greatness is often filled with obstacles and setbacks. Those who refuse to be average tend to develop greater resilience and determination, as they are not easily discouraged by failure or adversity. 5. **Impact on Others**: By refusing to be average, you become an inspiration to others. Your actions can motivate and encourage those around you to strive for greatness in their own lives. So, how can you avoid falling into the trap of being average and embark on a journey of self-improvement and excellence? Here are some practical steps: 1. **Set Ambitious Goals**: Define clear, ambitious goals that challenge you and align with your passions and values. These goals should serve as a constant reminder of what you're striving to achieve. 2. **Embrace Continuous Learning**: Cultivate a growth mindset by committing to lifelong learning. The pursuit of knowledge and skill development is a fundamental aspect of avoiding mediocrity. 3. **Step Out of Your Comfort Zone**: Growth happens outside of your comfort zone. Be willing to take risks, try new things, and embrace uncertainty. It's in these moments of discomfort that you often find the greatest opportunities for growth. 4. **Seek Feedback and Improvement**: Don't be afraid to seek feedback from others and use it as a tool for improvement. Constructive criticism can help you refine your skills and refine your path. 5. **Surround Yourself with Excellence**: Your environment and the people you surround yourself with play a significant role in your pursuit of excellence. Seek out mentors, colleagues, and friends who challenge and inspire you to be your best. 6. **Persist Through Adversity**: Understand that setbacks and challenges are a natural part of any journey to excellence. Instead of giving up, use these experiences as opportunities to learn and grow stronger. In conclusion, the call to "Don't Be Average" is a rallying cry for anyone who seeks a life of purpose, achievement, and self-fulfillment. It encourages you to break free from the constraints of conformity, mediocrity, and comfort to pursue a path that is uniquely your own. By embracing excellence, continuous self-improvement, and a willingness to stand out, you can craft a life that not only exceeds the average but also leaves a lasting impact on the world. So, dare to be exceptional, and don't settle for anything less than the extraordinary.
In the final part of this series, Miyanovich, Sorum, and Ashe talk about what the near political landscape may mean for liberal gun ownership and discuss LGO focusing on a truly constructive future.
***Content Warning***This is not an episode to listen to with your babies. We get into the juicy details of prioritizing pleasure in this one, including sexual pleasure. Join me for a conversation with Ana Lopez, doctoral level sexologist and certified life and sex coach. We unpack the socialization and body image blocks that interfere with experiencing satisfaction and pleasure. Ana also gives us an epic acronym for the sex education basics you never got. We cover the power and importance of pleasure and offer some mindset tips to prime your biggest sex organ, the brain.For some of you, this episode is going to feel very uncomfortable. For others, you're going to be laughing and raising your hand saying "I need more of this." Wherever you are on that spectrum, let's work together to create the relationship with pleasure you genuinely desire. I currently have 1:1 spots available. Creating the sex life you want, is absolutely a goal we can work on in my 12-session 1:1 package. Head to jessicasmarro.com and let me know you're ready. Also, If you haven't already gotten your FREE digital copy of The Unblocked Journal, click HERE to grab one. Feel free to share this podcast widely if you think it might be useful to someone, and be sure to subscribe so that you don't miss an episode.Also, please take a moment to leave a review. Constructive feedback, ideas, and praise are welcome.Let's Get Unblocked!About today's guest:Ana is a proud Latina, doctoral level sexologist, and Certified Sex & Life Coach. Her mission is to help women shed the shame they have around sex and teach them to have guilt free pleasure. Ana utilizes her background in therapy, cutting edge research, and coaching techniques to aid women in getting to the root of their sexual frustrations while teaching them to utilize the only pleasure tool they will ever need: the mind.Connect with Ana:Instagram, Tik Tok, and Facebook @sexinspanglishPodcast: Sex In Spanglish
On this episode of the Lieb Cast, host Attorney Andrew Lieb takes a deeper look at claims of selective prosecution in Donald Trump's ongoing fraud case. After Trump posted on social media taking aim at the judge's court clerk and baselessly dubbing her "Schumer's girlfriend," vitriolic responses ensued. Lieb seeks to move the conversation to a more constructive discussion of legal standards and fairness. He considers limits on prosecutorial speech and standards for investigations. Joining Lieb is Mordy Yankovich, Alex Licitra, and special guest legal mediator Alan Finkel as they work to find common ground on this week's most provocative comments regarding Trump's baseless social media attacks on the judge's clerk.
In today's rapidly changing world, mindset can be the difference between soaring to success and being trapped in mediocrity. But how do you know if your mindset is empowering or limiting? Dive deep into the 6 revealing signs of a weak mindset that might be clandestinely sabotaging your success. Uncover these hidden barriers, optimize your potential, and pave your way to personal and professional triumph. Read on to transform your mindset and rewrite your life's trajectory! Chapter Stamps: [00:00:53] Introduction [00:02:59] Fixed mindset and Growth mindset [00:04:03] First sign: Fear of Failure [00:05:31] Second sign: Over reliance on external validation [00:06:49] Third sign: Avoidance of discomfort [00:08:08] Forth sign: Playing the blame game [00:09:19] Fifth sign: Inability to celebrate others [00:09:19] Sixth sign: Resistance to feedback [00:12:22] Tips and exercises Pullout Quotes: "Mindset is the collection of beliefs and attitudes we have about ourselves and the world." "Every time we shy away from what makes us uncomfortable, we sideline our potential." "When we start measuring our worth by external markers, we fundamentally become playthings for others." "Constructive feedback is like a GPS for our personal and professional journey." "Jealousy mirrors what we think we lack; it's less about others and more about our internal insecurities." "Our mindset? It's our compass, our guide for a life filled with fulfillment and joy." "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill Socials: Website: https://www.shahiddurrani.com Shahid's Links: https://zez.am/officialshahiddurrani ----more---- Notice to the Super Entrepreneurs community: Before we part, remember to join our Private Facebook group, 'Mindset for Business Success.' Here we share mindset wisdom to elevate your life and business, ready for a transformative journey? This group is your key to unlocking potential and achieving business growth. Don't miss out on this incredible free resource. Join us in 'Mindset for Business Success' today! https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindsetforbusinesssuccess/ ----more---- Affiliate Disclaimer: If you buy through one of the links provided, I may receive a commission (without any additional charge to you).
I have 9 Tips to Ethically Seduce Your Wife if She Never Initiates Intimacy. Welcome, my name is OLA and one half of a life partnership with my beautiful wife, LOLA. We will bring her into the conversation in a few minutes. --> READ THE BLOG POST HERE https://lolaandola.com/my-wife-never-initiates-intimacy/ --> WATCH VIDEO VERSION HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WAevcoRDkI Are you wondering what to do when it feels like your wife never initiates intimacy in your relationship? It's a common concern that many individuals experience in long-term relationships. Understanding how to address this issue with understanding is key to nurturing a healthy and fulfilling intimate connection. First of all, let's take a deep breath and acknowledge that relationships are complex, and there's rarely a one-size-fits-all solution. However, we've got some friendly tips and insights that might help you navigate this situation. So, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage, get comfortable, and let's dive in! Tip Number 1: Never Say Never You've heard it before, and we'll say it again—never say never. Using absolute terms like "never" and "always" can often lead to misunderstanding the actual issue. Sometimes, a little awareness about our language can go a long way in understanding and resolving relationship issues. Avoid Absolute Terms: Words Matter. In the realm of relationships, communication is the cornerstone of understanding and resolution. It's crucial to be mindful of the language we use, especially when discussing sensitive matters such as intimacy in a romantic relationship. One common pitfall is the use of absolute terms like "never" and "always." When we utter statements such as "my wife never initiates intimacy," we might inadvertently exaggerate the issue. It's essential to recognize that our emotions can sometimes color our perception, making us think things are more absolute than they really are. So, the first step in addressing this concern is to be aware that employing extreme terms may not accurately represent the situation. This awareness alone can significantly contribute to finding a solution and fostering a healthier relationship. In the heat of a moment or when grappling with frustrations, it's easy to say things like "you never" or "you always." However, these absolutes rarely capture the full complexity of a situation. Relationships are intricate and multifaceted, influenced by numerous variables like emotions, stress, external factors, and personal experiences. Applying a blanket term like "never" oversimplifies the issue and doesn't allow for a deeper understanding of what's truly going on. So, the next time you catch yourself using extreme language, take a moment to pause and reflect. Consider if the situation is genuinely as absolute as you've described. Perhaps your partner initiates intimacy less frequently than you'd like, but maybe there have been instances where they did make a move. Acknowledging these subtleties opens the door to a more constructive dialogue about your needs and desires, fostering a greater sense of understanding and compromise in your relationship. Remember, words matter, and choosing them wisely can positively impact how you perceive and address your concerns. Tip Number 2: Analyze Changes in Behavior In any relationship, being attentive to shifts or changes in behavior is crucial for maintaining a strong and healthy connection. One of the fundamental aspects to consider is whether the lack of initiation of intimacy is a recent development or a modification of an existing pattern. Understanding this timeline can offer valuable insights into potential triggers and motivations. If you're finding that your partner has never initiated intimacy, it's essential to recognize that expecting a sudden shift in this behavior can be challenging. People have their individual comfort zones and ways of expressing intimacy, and abruptly altering this can be uncomfortable or unnatural. However, if there was a time when your partner did initiate intimacy and it has noticeably dwindled, it's worth delving into the reasons behind this shift. It could be that there are underlying concerns or stressors that have caused a change in their behavior. Perhaps there are insecurities or unspoken anxieties that need to be addressed. By reassessing the differences in behavior, you create an opportunity for you to understand and a chance to find a way forward that suits the specific needs of the romantic relationship. By nurturing an environment of openness and empathy, you can then easily do the work to find solutions that enhance your intimacy and strengthen the bond you share. Tip Number 3: Self-Reflection for a Better Connection It's essential to take a closer look at your feelings and thoughts. Consider your insecurities and how you view your relationship. Our personal struggles can influence how we interact with others, including our partner. Take time to reflect on your emotions and concerns, and how they might be affecting your intimacy. By understanding yourself better, you can work towards a stronger and more open connection with your spouse. Tip Number 4: Worst vs Best Case Consider adopting a more optimistic perspective towards your wife's behavior. Rather than immediately thinking the worst, envision the best-case scenario. Maybe she's dealing with personal challenges or stress affecting her initiation of intimacy. By maintaining trust and positive assumptions, you encourage open communication and understanding within your relationship. Instead of assuming the worst, like infidelity, consider that she might be facing difficulties that impact attraction. If you approach the situation with kindness and empathy, you create an atmosphere of trust and love that could ultimately reignite the spark in your relationship. However, if you tend to expect the worst, the actual situation could be the opposite: you may have unintentionally stifled attraction in the romantic relationship. Therefore, the upcoming tips are tailored to help you enhance your attractiveness by starting with a positive outlook; assuming the best-case scenario. Tip Number 5: Hit the like, share, subscribe buttons and turn on all your notifications in order to be notified when I drop the rest of the video. Just kidding, do the needful anyway and I appreciate you for that. The Real Tip Number 5: It's All About Attraction Intimacy challenges often stem from the dynamics of attraction. Invest time in comprehending what specifically attracts your wife and find ways to emphasize those aspects. Sometimes, even minor adjustments can have a major impact. This issue revolves around attraction, not a lack of responsibility or commitment. Explore what ignites a spark for her, and aim to deepen those connections. By paying attention to what draws her closer and fostering that attraction, you can potentially revive the intimacy in your relationship. It's about recognizing and enhancing those attractions, allowing your bond to flourish and naturally lead to a more intimate connection. Tip Number 6: Influence, Not Control In relationships, creating a positive impact is vital. If you notice a lack of intimacy, consider reevaluating how you've been positively affecting the dynamics of your relationship. Constructive influence comes from understanding, respect, and love. It's about being patient and understanding that building attraction takes time, requiring gradual changes that align with respect and understanding. Work on fostering an environment of trust and care, allowing attraction to grow naturally without pressure. By positively influencing the relationship dynamics, you can pave the way for a stronger bond and a more intimate connection with your wife. Tip Number 7: Social Dynamics Consider how your social interactions and communication skills contribute to the allure of your relationship. Cultivate charisma by showing genuine interest in your wife's thoughts and feelings, actively listening, and engaging in meaningful conversations. Demonstrate empathy, kindness, and understanding, building a magnetic connection that transcends mere conversations. Your approach to social dynamics within your relationship can significantly impact the attraction between both of you. By mastering ethical persuasive techniques, you can create a more enchanting and appealing bond, reigniting the spark that initially drew you together. Remember, ethical charm and genuine interest can subtly enhance intimacy within your marriage. Tip Number 8: Ethical Seduction Understanding what sparks desire in your wife is crucial, and it's not about manipulation but genuine connection. Focus on nurturing the relationship with care, empathy, and love. This approach to seduction is more about understanding and reciprocation rather than manipulation. It involves learning how to cultivate a giving and caring environment that encourages your wife to take the initiative in intimacy. Think of your wife as the nurturer that she is, like the earth needing safety, structure, the seed from you and the right conditions to flourish and reciprocate. If your wife has stopped initiating intimacy, it's essential to reflect on these aspects. Ethically and effectively seducing her to rekindle the flame of desire by reassessing and adjusting the way you provide care, understanding, and support in your relationship. The choice of whether this effort is worthwhile lies with you. Tip Number 9: Emotions Factors Emotions steer our actions, acting as a guide in our relationships. Instead of jumping to conclusions, delve into the emotional landscape of your relationship. Things might be more complex than they appear on the surface. If it's the worst-case scenario and your wife is cheating with someone else. Let's assume worse case where she's simply a wicked person aiming to punish you and utilize intimacy as a weapon against you, and this isn't related to attraction issues, then it would imply she is attracted to you but is also willing to punish herself, in addition to harboring a desire to be wicked. Do you smell the oxymoron in that? You see, this doesn't align with logical reasoning. It appeared logical because the most significant variable, like for many people, was overlooked: emotions. Emotions play a significant part in our actions regardless of gender, often influencing our behaviors and decisions. By acknowledging and understanding the emotions at play in your relationship, you can better navigate the situation and work towards a resolution that addresses the emotional needs and concerns of both you and your wife. So your turn: Can you recall a time when shifting language from "never" or "always" to a more nuanced approach improved communication in your relationship? Share that experience with us. And if you've never paid attention to the impact of these words, also let us know in the comment area. Let's bring LOLA into the conversation. #marriage #fixmymarriage #savemymarriage
Everyone's a critic. But when you're on the receiving end, it can be painful to hear you have room for improvement. This episode is your definitive guide to separating constructive criticism from the destructive kind. Learn how to move past anger guilt and shame triggers to leverage feedback and how to question unfair and confusing accusations. If criticism is specific, solution oriented and based on your actions in a given situation, it is constructive. Constructive criticism as useful. If you are triggered by it and become defensive, you lose an opportunity to grow as a person and a professional. Being triggered is not a sign that the criticism is destructive If criticism feels confusing, unfair or attacks your worth as a person, it is destructive. Destructive criticism is about making you feel bad and holding you back. It shows up as projection of behavior that the critic exhibits onto you and can sound like accusations. Destructive criticism can be disguised as advice to not pursue and opportunity because it's too difficult or you're not ready. Always get a second or third opinion to help frame the criticism in proper context. Remember that negative criticism is never about you. Don't accept unfair comments or discriminatory feedback. Stay Inspired, Angela Join the architecting community: Facebook Group Instagram LinkedIn Clubhouse Interested in sponsoring a show or having me as a guest on your podcast or community? Stop here to get information. Into/outro music Alive by Richard Wasson Copyright 2019
Why Roleplay Should Be A Key Part of Your Sales Culture In this podcast, Jeb Blount, Jeremy Olson, and Kristin Isaacson discuss the importance of role-playing in sales. They emphasize the need for leaders to create a culture of role-playing and accountability within their teams. They also highlight the benefits of roleplaying in helping salespeople improve their skills, gain empathy for the customer's perspective, and build confidence. They encourage individuals to find their preferred style of roleplaying and commit to regular practice, even if it feels uncomfortable at first. Roleplaying in sales is a powerful tool that helps salespeople improve their skills, gain empathy for the customer's perspective, and build confidence. It allows them to practice and refine their sales techniques in a safe environment. Leaders play a crucial role in creating a culture of roleplaying and accountability within their teams. By embracing and encouraging roleplaying, leaders can foster a collaborative and growth-oriented atmosphere that drives individual and team improvement. Consistency and commitment are key to successful roleplaying. It should be a regular part of the sales process, rather than a one-time activity. Salespeople should make a commitment to practice regularly, even if it feels uncomfortable at first. Roleplaying exposes weaknesses and areas for improvement. By simulating different scenarios, salespeople can identify their strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to focus on areas that need development and enhancing their overall performance. Constructive feedback and coaching are essential for growth in roleplaying. Salespeople should seek feedback from their leaders, peers, or even trusted individuals outside the team. This feedback helps them identify areas for improvement and refine their approach. Creating a Culture of Role-Playing One key takeaway from this podcast episode is the role of leaders in fostering a culture of role-playing within their teams. By encouraging and embracing roleplaying exercises, leaders can establish an environment where individuals feel safe to practice and refine their sales techniques. This culture of accountability sets the stage for continuous growth and improvement. Benefits of Role-Playing Roleplaying allows salespeople to step into the shoes of their customers, understand their perspective, and develop empathy. By simulating real-life scenarios, sales professionals gain insight into the challenges and concerns their customers may face. This understanding enables them to ask the right questions, provide tailored solutions, and build stronger relationships. Moreover, roleplaying serves as a platform for salespeople to enhance their skills and build confidence. Through practice and repetition, they can refine their pitch, overcome objections, and improve their overall sales performance. Roleplaying provides a controlled environment where individuals can experiment, receive feedback, and make necessary adjustments. The Role of Consistency Consistency is a vital component of effective roleplaying. Just as athletes train regularly to maintain peak performance, salespeople must commit to regular practice. Consistent roleplaying ensures that skills remain sharp, and individuals continue to grow. It is not a one-time activity but an ongoing process that drives continuous improvement. Unifying the Team Roleplaying has a unifying effect on sales teams. It establishes a shared language, understanding, and approach to sales. By engaging in roleplaying exercises together, team members develop a collaborative mindset and foster a sense of camaraderie. This collaborative atmosphere promotes knowledge-sharing, peer feedback, and mutual support, leading to a stronger, more cohesive team. Overcoming Discomfort and Embracing Growth While role-playing may initially feel uncomfortable, it is crucial to overcome this discomfort to reap its benefits fully.
This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Liz Boulware and Laura Gillion, leaders in the organization Braver Angels, to discuss the organization and the benefits of bringing together individuals from both sides of the political aisle.
We're all different when it comes to confrontation. Some of us run away from it, others step toward it. Today we see from Galatians 2 that there are ways we can go wrong whether we step toward or away from confrontation, but we ultimately see what it looks like to have constructive confrontation for the sake of the gospel.
“Criticism of Christianity has a long history which stretches back to the initial formation of the religion in the Roman Empire. Critics have challenged Christian beliefs and teachings as well as Christian actions, from the Crusades to modern terrorism. The arguments against Christianity include the suppositions that it is a faith of violence, corruption, superstition, polytheism, homophobia, bigotry, pontification, abuses of women's rights and sectarianism. In the early years of Christianity, the Neoplatonic philosopher Porphyry emerged as one of the major critics with his book Against the Christians, along with other writers like Celsus and Julian. Porphyry argued that Christianity was based on false prophecies that had not yet materialized. Following the adoption of Christianity under the Roman Empire, dissenting religious voices were gradually suppressed by both governments and ecclesiastical authorities —however Christianity did face theological criticisms from other Abrahamic religions like Judaism and Islam in the meantime, such as Maimonides who argued that it was idolatry. A millennium later, the Protestant Reformation led to a fundamental split in European Christianity and rekindled critical voices about the Christian faith, both internally and externally. In the 18th century, Deist philosophers such as Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau were critical of Christianity as a revealed religion. With the Age of Enlightenment, Christianity was criticized by major thinkers and philosophers, such as Voltaire, David Hume, Thomas Paine, and the Baron d'Holbach. The central theme of these critiques sought to negate the historical accuracy of the Christian Bible and focused on the perceived corruption of Christian religious authorities. Other thinkers, like Immanuel Kant, launched systematic and comprehensive critiques of Christian theology by attempting to refute arguments for theism. In modern times, Christianity has faced substantial criticism from a wide array of political movements and ideologies. In the late eighteenth century, the French Revolution saw a number of politicians and philosophers criticizing traditional Christian doctrines, precipitating a wave of secularism in which hundreds of churches were closed down and thousands of priests were deported or killed. Following the French Revolution, prominent philosophers of liberalism and communism, such as John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx, criticized Christian doctrine on the grounds that it was conservative and anti-democratic. Friedrich Nietzsche wrote that Christianity fosters a kind of slave morality which suppresses the desires which are contained in the human will. The Russian Revolution, the Chinese Revolution, and several other modern revolutionary movements have also led to the criticism of Christian ideas. The contemporary LGBT movements have criticized Christianity for homophobia and transphobia. The formal response of Christians to such criticisms is described as Christian apologetics. Philosophers like Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas have been some of the most prominent defenders of the Christian religion since its foundation.” --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/antonio-myers4/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/antonio-myers4/support
In this episode: Constructive feedback from listeners of the pod Increasing clarity and being vocal about our intention Speaking about certain topics when you have no lived experience Talking about something out of curiosity vs. having an opinion or judgment People pleasing as it relates to attachment
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Today's Building Texas Business Podcast episode finds us chatting with Robert Grosz, President and COO of the tech company WorldVue. Robert shares insights into how WorldVue has sustained success for decades through strong customer relationships and a responsibility-centered culture. He details their customer-centric approach and innovation fostering, revealing lessons learned navigating the pandemic with a dedication to service and constructive dialogue. Robert also opens up about transitions into leadership, emphasizing quick decisions, balancing loyalty with progress, and his thoughtful vision for a blended family-exploration sabbatical. From navigating disagreements to keeping pace with industry shifts, Robert offers a compelling view of resilient leadership. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Robert Grosz, the President and COO of WorldVue, discusses how the company drives growth through strong customer relationships and a company culture rooted in responsibility. He highlights the importance of fostering innovation, creativity, and relevance in the ever-changing tech landscape to stay competitive. We discuss WorldVue's response to the pandemic, emphasizing the importance of their company culture, which includes responsibility, dedication to customer service, and the importance of constructive dialogue. He talks about his transition into a leadership role at WorldVue, emphasizing the importance of quick decision-making and his philosophy on loyalty. Robert shares his proposition for a 30-day sabbatical, and his appreciation for the dynamic beauty of Texas. The episode touches on building relationships and driving growth,We discuss how WorldVue has been successful for 50 years by solving problems, befriending customers, and adding value to their lives. Building a strong company culture is discussed, with Robert explaining how WorldVue managed to successfully navigate the pandemic thanks to its dedication to customer service and focus on responsibility. Building trust and success in leadership is also covered, with Robert emphasizing the importance of making decisions fast and how loyalty can be an adversary to that philosophy. Robert shares his vision for a 30-day sabbatical, which includes spending the first two weeks at home with family and the last two weeks exploring the dynamic beauty of Texas. Finally, We discuss Roberts approach to navigating leadership disagreements, sharing a key lesson learned from past experiences that resulted in lost opportunities. LINKSShow Notes Previous Episodes About BoyarMiller GUESTS Robert GroszAbout Robert TRANSCRIPT (AI transcript provided as supporting material and may contain errors) Chris: In this episode you'll meet Robert Grosz, president and Chief Operating Officer of WorldVue. Robert shares how WorldVue focuses on building a culture of responsibility by being a service-oriented company to its customers in order to drive growth. Robert:, I want to thank you for agreeing to come on Building Texas Business. It's a pleasure to meet you. Robert: Chris, it's great to meet you as well. Chris: Let's get started by just telling the audience about WorldVue and what it's known for. Robert: Chris, have you ever had a friend that is really good at something, whether it's fixing cars or technology, programming your TV, things like that? Chris: It's a friend that you can count on. Robert: It's their best friend. Sure, they go above and beyond. If you've got a problem, you know you can come to them. They respond quickly and they give it their all. Even if they don't know about the solution, they give it their all and they help you and they add value to your life and you build that friendship. That's what we strive for at WorldVue. WorldVue is a company that's been in business for almost 50 years now, houston-based. Our customers are hotels and our expertise is technology. So if a hotel brand, a hotel owner, an individual hotel has a problem with technology, we want them to come to us because we want to be their best friend forever and add value to their lives. So what we're known for is solving problems for hotels, befriending them, building relationships with them and just being part of that industry, being part of the hospitality business. Chris:And that's what's made us successful for 50 years. That's great. I love how it's so ingrained that it's about relationships and even using the analogy of best friend, what inspired you to get involved with WorldVue? What inspired this company to get to where it is today? Robert: Yeah, so they've been along a lot longer than I've been with them. Chris: Sure, I don't look that. You started a company. I started when I was one. Robert:No, no, that's started long before. It's a family business. It's still a family business. The founder still comes to work. He's usually the first one there and the last one to leave. I'm very, very engaged but of course the business has changed a lot over the years. I've known the company for the last 17 years. I actually was with Dish Network. Dish Network is where WorldVue gets their programming, their content, the TV content and some of their technology and I got to know them as a supplier, vendor, got to know the people. I fell in love with the people, fell in love with the company, the culture. The time came where they were kind of pivoting and it's kind of the next generation of WorldVue and we're building this company as a legacy business to last for the next 10 generations and they needed someone with my skillset, my expertise, to help lead them into that. And that's kind of how I got to know WorldVue and got to be involved with WorldVue. Now I'm the president and chief operating officer of the company and I've got a great team around us and teamwork I'm sure we're going to talk about teamwork and people are very, very important and kind of fulfilling our mission. So yeah, that's the origin story of how I got involved with WorldVue. Chris: Okay, that's great. So technology company means evolution and innovation have to be in the fabric of the company. So talk to us a little bit about what you do in your role to foster creativity, innovation, to keep WorldVue relevant in its industry. Robert: Yeah, sure, and relevance. I'm glad you said that word. Relevance is our key growth driver. So you know we've got two growth drivers One's relevance, which is all about product, it's all about the technology that we're out there evangelizing, designing and supporting and really becoming experts at, and with that relevance drives market share growth and getting into more and more and more hotel properties. We currently serve 7000 properties in the US, and now we're expanding internationally. But we're a product driven company because that's our expertise. You know, we want to be the best friend to our clients. That's kind of why we exist. But the what we do is the technology, and we will use technology from leading providers that are off the shelf, you know some big brands that everyone's heard of before, like LG and Cisco. You know brands like that, but what we'll do is we'll take those and we'll integrate them. So integration is kind of what we do best and it's kind of our secret sauce is how do you integrate big, big brands like an Oracle with a LG which does interim entertainment and TV technology? That's our secret sauce. Chris: So the integration. Robert: We're the glue between big technologies and we do it very well. And again, if you lean back on the why you actually want to develop this relationship to add value to your customers and we want your customer to be your best friend. That's kind of what we're doing. So it is related to the technology. We like to say we're a service company that just happens to do technology. We're not a technology company that tries to do service. That's one of our big differentiators. Chris: I would imagine that's a meaningful difference in mindset when you go to the hiring process and building your team to have that servant service oriented mindset be the lead, primary thing you're looking for. What are some of the things you're you do to make sure you're hiring the right people that fit that mindset? Robert: Yeah, yeah, yeah surrounding yourself with people better than you is one of our mantras at any level of the company, and I think if you, just if you, champion that mantra, you know constantly looking for people that do things a little bit better than you, whether it's a specific skill or an attitude, and I think attitude is something you can't really teach. Attitude is something that you carry with you as a human being in your existence, is your WorldVue, which is one of the reasons for the name world. Chris: Gotcha, that makes sense is. Robert: You've got to have that. You've got to have your head on straight as it relates to how do you interact with others, how you act with it, with a team, how you help build the team, how you pull in the same direction to achieve a goal, and those things are very important. We can hire people that are incredibly intelligent, incredibly book smart, have done amazing things and we do but but if, if you don't hire for the attitude and you don't hire for the teamwork, you're going to end up failing, and that's really what we look for there's some tools you have in place so that in that process, the people doing the interviews, whatever it is, and however you go about that, that help you identify or get a bead on the attitude that the candidate has. Yeah, so so we developed our own tools and we, of course, use off the shelf tools, personality assessments and things like that. But, we developed a tool that we called chirp. It's an acronym C, h, I, r, p coachable, humble, intelligent, responsive and persistent. So what we do is, when we're talking to someone, we try to bounce those, those, those challenges, those dynamics off of the candidate to see if they're open to actually learning and becoming a better person. Chris: And if you don't have the C, the coachable. Robert: It's going to be hard for you to be part of the team. Sure Because regardless of what you know, even the smartest person on earth, there's still something for them to learn and they have to be open minded about absorbing that and taking some direction and realizing the experience of others. So coachable humble humility is important. It's related to coachable Intelligence. Isn't book smart, it's more emotional intelligence. It's no one what to say when to say it. Being quick on your feet, having that mindset about who you actually are as a person and how you interrelate to each other, and then how you actually consult problems related to a specific tactical technology, that's intelligence. Chris: Responsive you know. Robert: When the phone rings, you answer it. When an email comes in, you respond to it, you don't let it dwindle. Right and persistence. Persistence is that hunger and that energy, right. Persistence is, you know, knowing that there's a goal, knowing that it's going to be tough to get to that goal, if it's worth pursuing and fighting for it. You know so. Together is the chirp. If you look at our logo, there's a wonderful sparrow icon, which is the chirp, which is a bird, so it all ties together. Chris: Okay. So how do you then take this service oriented mindset you hired using chirp, which I love the acronym. How do you then take that into action and actually go about building these relationships to where your customers become your best friends? How do you connect those dots? Robert: Yeah, so I mean it's about engagement with the customer on their turf right. The world revolves around the customer, doesn't revolve around us as individuals or as a company. So you go to where they are. You go to where the relevance factor is high to them, whether it's a trade show event or it's their office, whether it's charities that they might sponsor and support that are worthwhile getting involved with you. Try to make it about a personal relationship, and that's where our best customers and our best employees thrive is when you can truly make it about the individual. That's very, very important to us. We get on their turf and we try to understand who they are as a person. We're not just checking a box. If we check a box, we become a commodity. When we become a commodity, then the margins are rode, financial performance isn't there and we don't exist Right. So we've got to make it about that personalization. We've got to make it about the customer. Chris: Very good. So let's talk a little bit about how the company has maybe managed over these last few years. I would think, given what we experienced in 2020 and coming in a few years out of that there was, your customers, at least, had probably suffered some downturns in their business, which probably translated to you. What are some of the things you did to help manage the company through those tough times? Robert: Sure, yeah Well, the hospitality industry in general and a lot of industries, but especially the hospitality industry. When people stopped traveling for business, they stopped traveling for personal. They didn't go on vacation. We had a lot of our hotels closed down. Some of our hotels stayed open for first response medical personnel, things like that and they did okay. Some very limited service hotels that don't really exist for that business traveler but they exist just because they need a bed to rent Actually did okay. They thrived, they had good occupancy. We as a company were fortunate. We managed, not by laying people off and cutting back, but we managed by committing and recommitting to our employees. So we had no layoffs because of COVID. We took a kind of unique philosophy to the pandemic and that period of time two, three year period of time where we got back in the office as soon as we could and we did that in a safe way. So there was social distancing and making sure that everything was clean and being aware to the health of all of our employees and respecting individual wishes, but we encourage people to get back in the office in October of 2020. And we've been back since, and we do that because we think that people communicate best in person. It's probably one of the reasons you have us all here to have a podcast, as opposed to doing it virtually. Absolutely Is that personal connection. You can't put your finger on it, but it's important. So I think that that action was a cultural move and I think it's had it's paid dividends for us. I hope it's paid dividends for our employees and I think we'll continue with that mindset. We were there to help our customers, so we were making sure, from a commercial perspective, that we could give them as much relief as possible. We were there to help them turn up their properties, turn down their properties using all kinds of technologies. So there's a lot of different technology out there that a hotel uses. And we were there for them, in all fronts. Chris: That's great. I can totally identify with that thought process, that mindset. We took the same approach in 2020, got people back in in May of 2020, doing the same thing making sure the workplace was safe, but with the view that we work better together. It does foster a healthy culture. I think it makes us better in who we are and in our work and how we can serve our clients and customers. And, to your point, I'm pretty adamant that these podcasts although we've done a few via Zoom because we had to 90, I mean there's I don't need all fingers on one hand, they've almost all been in person, because you just can't replace the dynamic when you're together. So you touched on it. I want to go down this trail with you. And that's culture. How would you make, describe the culture at WorldVue and what are some of the things that you have done to build and foster that culture? Robert: Sure, so we have a culture of responsibility. We're responsible to each other as much as we're responsible to our customers and we have a promise that we make, which is we deliver every time, no exception. And that is as relevant for the guy in the office next to you as it is to your customer, which could be a couple thousand miles away. Right, you know, we deliver every time, no exception. So if someone needs something, we strive to deliver that right. We strive to deliver on the promise. Sometimes it's not easy, oftentimes it's not easy, but it takes a lot of energy and a lot of focus, and I think everyone knows that. But that promise in the company from, you know, from the, the, the, the newest call center rep, all the way to the top they all try to kind of pull that direction. That creates that culture of rowing in the same direction. And that is very, very important. Because if you've got a company that's rowing in multiple directions, it's going to be, it's going to be problematic, it's going to be expensive, the trust is going to be violated, you're not going to be able to move quickly and address customer needs, you're not going to look at the dynamic of what customers can offer in the marketplace and turn quickly to address that it's. It's really core to to who we are as a company, as as individuals. Chris: So what do you do as the president, chief operating officer, low leader, to show up so that people understand that you live the culture, you can enforce that culture. What are some of the things you do to reinforce that every day? Robert: Yeah, so you've got to lead from the front. It's all about attitude. You can't come in all slouched over. You've got to be on point and you've got to do it authentically. It can't be fake, right? And that's a challenge sometimes. Chris: For sure. Robert: And you've got to have your focus. You've got to have your eye on the prize, if you will. Communication is critical, so routine, touch-based meetings. I don't like to have long meetings that consume people's time or people attend the meeting to be attending the meeting. I want there to be a purpose and a reason. I want there to be lots of dialogue. Constructive criticism. Constructive differences make everything special and you can't just kind of dominate. You've got to listen to the different opinions. Chris: Ask more questions. Robert: Ask more questions. We like to say listen 10 times more than people are talking, and you've got to lead by example. If you don't do that yourself as an individual, again something's wrong and everyone sees it and everyone knows it. Chris: So I asked most guests about setbacks or failures and we learned sometimes much more by those. Is there a situation or experience you can think about as a leader where it didn't go as you hoped or it was a failure or setback in a decision or strategy, but you learned from it and the learning from that has made you better today than you were before. Yeah, absolutely. Robert: I mean I've got lots of setbacks and failures, but I think one big example would be if there is a disagreement between leaders and they're not seeing eye to eye and they don't address it quickly, it can create division and that division creates distraction and the distraction creates lost opportunities. And we've dealt with that over the last few years. We've had some disagreements on the direction we needed to go and the solution was coming in the room together, fixing it, getting it on the same page, having the confidence and the buy-in at the most inner level as a person, as an individual, and making the team more cohesive. So you can go from cohesive to a failure very quickly if you don't pay attention to that dynamic. So that was one of big lessons learned. There are others where you bring individuals into the company based upon their experience and their pedigree and you throw them into our mix and they just don't dance our dance and they create a bunch of disruption and you've got to move fast there. It's tough letting people go. It always is tough letting people go, but oftentimes it's good for them as much as it's good for the company, because they're not comfortable in their shoes. That's tough to be a person. When you're not comfortable in your shoes, it's tough to live a life. Chris: Yeah, you touched on something there that I think everyone that I've interviewed in these podcast agree. The biggest lesson learned maybe in that difficult time when someone's not fitting is making that decision faster than you feel like you probably want to, because the person that's not fitting in your organization will be better off because it's just not a good fit and they'll find the place they fit better and your organization will be better because that person that's not fitting is going to be a distraction. It potentially could erode culture and you're just always better off moving faster, even though it'd feel right in your gut sometimes. That's right. You're affecting human lives. Robert: Yeah, and loyalty, by the way is the adversary to that philosophy. Chris: Right, so we all want to be loyal to people. Robert: I think good people are loyal, but you have to have the vision, the foresight, the clarity to understand where there's loyalty and then there's a bad fit, a poor fit. And if there's a poor fit then the best move is always make it a better fit. So that's very important. Chris: As WorldVue has grown, what have you done to build a team around you and let go of some of the things that maybe you used to do more on a day-to-day basis and learn to make us trust and let go yeah, trust is a key word. Robert: So finding people better than you at things, making sure that they're the right fit and then trusting that they're going to get the job done, and sitting back and delegating some responsibilities that you may have you may think that you need to do to them or to their teams, and then watching it grow. And it's very easy to delegate to somebody, but it's difficult to give them enough rope where they're going to actually lead or fail. If they fail, then you can step back in and you can fix it and you can delegate to someone else. You could coach them, but if you've got good people around you I mean if you've got good people that are pulling in the same direction they will self-adjust, they will succeed because they want to reach the same goal that you want to reach. So in some ways it can be very, very simple and easy. Oftentimes it doesn't feel that way when you're doing it, so that's an interesting dynamic. Chris: It really is. The other thing I was going to ask you about, excuse me, is you kind of had an interesting experience in that. I guess I'm talking about transition, succession from founder of company that's still around, as you mentioned in the beginning, but you stepping in to the leadership role as president, chief operating officer maybe talk to us, because there's some listeners out there maybe doing that or or that's in their near future. Let's talk a little bit about what were some of the challenges of bridging that transition gap as you took over as the president of the company. Robert: Yeah, I think, from my personal story, it's about building trust and having integrity as well as having a deep level of respect. If someone founds a company that's been around for almost 50 years, I look up to them. I don't care what that company is. I mean, they've done something that a lot of people have never experienced or will never experience, and I've got to give them tons of credit for that and have utmost respect for that effort. But making that person or that group of people trust you and inspiring them to let you lead is a significant, significant initiative that you've got to have a lot of purpose, a lot of focus on, and that's kind of the most important part, I think, is to to build a relationship. Build that relationship, build the trust, be authentic, have integrity. They will then see that you can lead and take what they've done to the next level and hopefully that will benefit their family and families for generations to come, because that's the ultimate outcome. It's not building to flip it, it's not make a fast buck. In fact, the bucks have nothing to do with it. It's about the purpose. It's about what you deliver value to society, to your customers. It's about what you want to do. That's why that analogy to a friend a best friend is really good at something. I think that's a very good focus for us to have, and I think that if you can generate thousands and thousands of friends throughout the world that all have that need, you've got a successful business that's providing college educations, food on the table, happiness, travel, fun for families, countless families. That's really exciting. That's kind of the passion. Chris: Did you have any challenges as that transition, where the people that used to report directly to the founder maybe weren't coming to you at first, and how did you manage that? Robert: I would be lying to say that that doesn't still exist. It does. It's just a challenge that you have to acknowledge and you have to kind of embrace. I get it. Like I said, the respect level that I have for the founder, the founding family, is so high that I would expect that legacy employees that have been around for a long time. Look at that with the same level of respect. Chris: So you don't take offense to it, oh you can't take offense to it. Robert: It's an eagle driven thing. Chris: Yeah, well, it sounds like that attitude that you bring to it is consistent with the culture, that you're the mindset of the right attitude and that the company's got everyone going in the same direction. Yeah, that's right. So it's not easy running a company the scale and size that you do. What are some of the things that you've done personally to try to have a very successful business life, but also very successful and fulfilling personal life? Robert: Sure, yeah, I mean, I've got four children, twin three-year-olds, a seven-year-old and a 22-year-old and a wonderful wife at home and you know you can't lose focus on what they need and what they want. You can't lose focus on being at home. Right, home is where the heart is. Home provides all kinds of emotional support and you know that's kind of been my exercise routine is making sure that I can maintain a healthy home, which you know. There's this concept of balance that I haven't figured out yet Sure like everyone has their own definition right. Yeah, but because of technology you can be in one location and have a FaceTime call with someone else and you at least can, you know, make sure you're there from a voice and a conversation standpoint. But it's not easy. For sure, but it is definitely worth living for, it's worth striving towards, and you know I value the family component of my life tremendously and I'm hoping that that lends itself to the mission of where we are, the direction we're headed as a company. Out that comes off, and you know I try to treat the folks around me that are closest to me in the office like family as well, and I get a lot of practice. Chris: That's good, that's great, great attitude about it. So what do you see on the horizon? What's next for WorldVue? Where do you see the near future taking you? Robert: Well, our friends are getting larger and larger. We're getting more of them. We are expanding internationally. So we just formed entities in the UK and the EU and Dubai, as well as, I believe, in Singapore and Mexico City. So, we've got a strategy to expand what we do globally, which is going to be very, very exciting. It's going to be very, very difficult. The challenge is exciting, though, and the great people around me and our teams are all excited and enthusiastic about that. But, from just growing business and sticking to our knitting in terms of domestic growth. We've got great relationships with hotel brands. There are multiple. The environment of hospitality is multidimensional and very fascinating to me at least. Where you've got a brand presence, you've got real estate owners, you've got operators and then you've got, of course, guests and the occupants of the property and you've got to serve all four of those groups in a special way and make sure that you're coming through for them. And so we've done a pretty good job at all of those levels. We're excited about some of our brand relationships that are growing and we're becoming more of their best friend. They have other friends. Sure You're their best friend. So the growth plan with product competencies as one lever and market share expansion as the other lever, is what's going to take us forward, and we'd like to be five times larger than what we are in the next five years. Chris: Oh, it's aggressive, it's aggressive. I was going to ask you what's driving that growth? Robert: It's demand. The demand that there's so much technology out there. Technology has become this kind of ambiguous word, right. Sure when it could be hard technology, like a wireless access point or a TV or an ethernet switch or a door lock, or it could be a software right. The software is kind of the glue that makes that hardware valuable, and the software on each of those individual devices is unique. And the key is how do you integrate those softwares together to create an amazing experience, whether it's for a guest, for a hotel associate, the housekeeper or for the owner of the property? In terms of value creation through stronger profitability, there's opportunities to leverage technology to not only solve problems but create opportunities. We think that's where the real demand is going to come from. We just have to be there to be their best friend make it all work and when they have a problem, come to us. Chris: Be that trusted friend. Robert: Be the trusted friend, trusted advisor. Chris: So what advice would you give to someone who aspires to be a business leader or entrepreneur, based on your experience, Create a focus, like create something you really want to achieve. Robert: Start at the end, like what do you want your life to look like and what do you see doing that really is a passion for you. Leave all the other stuff out of that equation, leave the money out of that equation, leave the location out of that equation. But focus with the end in mind, in terms of how you'd like to live to, and then build backwards from there, like what does it take to get there? Create a roadmap for yourself. I know, very early on in life I saw the movie Wall Street and this is on silly, but I loved business after that. I don't know why I don't know what it was, maybe it was the acting, I don't know but I wanted to be a businessman, I wanted to be in business and then I lived my life. I got to college. I was lucky enough to run into some very influential professors. One of them happened to be a real estate guy. He was doing commercial real estate development and exposed me to a company called Equity Group Investments which is based in Chicago. I grew up in Wisconsin, based in Chicago. A guy named Sam Zell who just passed away this last year. And Sam was an iconic entrepreneur, a builder of businesses all along the real estate kind of foundational area, and I decided I wanted to work for Sam Zell. So I graduated college, moved to Chicago, no job, started originating mortgages 100% commission straight out of school and just pursued Sam's company, got involved with Equity Residential, which was his apartment rate, got in the flow of that company, developed this love of technology. I've always had a love of technology, applied technology to real estate early on in the early 90s, kind of made a name for myself, and then that took me to where I am today, which is real estate technology, the scene between the two, solving problems and then being someone's best friend. Chris: There's value there. Robert: And that's kind of how what. I would advise so, start with the end of mind. Chris: Okay, I love that Great story, so let's turn to a little lighter subjects. What was your first job? Robert: First job was? That's a great question. First job I worked in a warehouse and I was moving things around a warehouse after school and I was 14, 15 years old. Like no technology involved in that there was like a tow motor, a tow motor and a truck and a dock. But you know, and really exposed myself to an interesting lifestyle, you know, the people who work in warehouses are pretty salt of the earth and you know, boy, you sweat it in that job right, and then you know. But probably my most interesting job and the one that I was at the least or the shortest amount of time was. I joined a roofing crew in a summer in college and I was on that job for a total of four hours. Chris: And. Robert: I had blisters and bloody hands in that first morning. It was a commercial three-story roof, pitched roof, asphalt, you know, shingles and those guys. I've never seen someone work as hard as them and I couldn't do it. I just couldn't do it. So I went to work as a teller after that. Chris: Okay. Robert: Two weeks later, a bank teller. Chris: Okay, okay, well, so you mentioned you grew up in Wisconsin. Yeah, Been in Houston a while now, so, being newer to Houston and Texas, what do you prefer Tex-Mex or barbecue? Robert: Oh, barbecue. I love the quality of the food meats you know the taste. I think it's good that there's a competition between barbecue to see who's best. I love like playing that game. Chris: It's a good experience as well, there's so many good options. Last week, in fact, someone was visiting Houston, so we've heard all about Texas barbecue. Where do you recommend we go? And I was stumped. Tell me kind of what you like or what you want, because it depends. That's great. So if you could take a 30-day sabbatical, where would you go and what would you do? Robert: Yeah, so that's easy. I spend the first two weeks at home just being at home. You know being a dad being, you know being a husband. I think that's very, very important, boy, that would be a good vacation. Chris: Yeah. Robert: And then maybe the last two weeks I'd stay here in Texas. I go to Hill Country. Yeah, there's so many great places in Texas. It's like a whole different country really. Chris: Sure. Robert: You could go to Dallas and spend some time downtown Dallas doing some fun stuff. You could stay here in Houston and experience all kinds of interesting stuff. Or you could go to Austin, go to Hill Country. It's just the dynamic is incredible. Chris: Couldn't agree more, so I'd stay here close to home. I travel enough. Okay, fair enough, fair enough. Well, Robert:, thank you again for agreeing to be a guest. I loved hearing your story and what you're doing at World View and the team that you all have there. So thanks again. Robert: Absolutely, it's been a pleasure. Thank you, Chris. Special Guest: Robert Grosz.
I greet you in Jesus' precious name! It is Saturday morning, the 16th of September, 2023, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.We start in the Book of Romans 8:1: "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,…" Then we go to the Book of Ecclesiastes 7, and a part of verse 21:" Also do not take to heart everything people say,.." Do not always be so concerned about pleasing everybody. I know I tend to do that and get into trouble. You will never be able to please everyone. Rather start by pleasing God first of all, and then all these other things will come into line.C.H Spurgeon, the great preacher, the Baptists call him the prince of preachers, was walking down the road one day and some man walked up to him and said, "You know, you are the chief of all humbugs." Now, a humbug is an old-fashioned word for an idiot. His reply was, "Well, at least I am the chief of something!"Oswald Chambers, who wrote probably the greatest devotional of all, "My Utmost for His Highest", would never read any articles referring to him, no criticism, no flattery; he would never, ever read it. If you do that kind of thing, your life will become like a yoyo. One minute you will be up in the sky and the next you will be down in the dumps. Rather listen only to the words of Jesus and then build yourself up in the inner man. For example, Philippians 4:13:"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." And you can! Keep away also from "yes" men, you know, the guys who get around you because they want something from you, maybe they want to find favour from you and they will agree with whatever you say. That's a dangerous group of men or women to be around. Constructive criticism is very helpful, it helps you grow. I remember many years ago as a young man, a theologian, a well-educated man, had quite a number of degrees in preaching. He said, "I am going to sit in the back of your meetings and I will do a crit. I will tell you how good you are." I had never even had the privilege of having been to a Bible College. At the end of the message, he came to me and said, "Can I tell you how I have assessed you?" And I said, "Ja, okay." He said, "Well for introduction, you got 2/10." He said, "Your three point sermon, I gave you 4/10, your conclusion was about 3/10." And I was feeling a bit down-hearted to say the least, "But", he said, "The presence of the Holy Spirit in your message was 12/10."Folks, lets just listen to the Holy Spirit and He will guide you in everything you have to do today. Have a wonderful day, God bless you and goodbye.
Roger Ehrenberg of Eberg Capital joins Nick to discuss Building and Leaving the Iconic Seed Firm IA, Mastering Reserve Strategy, Investing in Sports and the Next Wave of Entertainment, and Analyzing the Pysche of Unicorn Founders. In this episode we cover: Spending Time with Founders Before Investing What Most Investors Miss When Generating Persistent Returns Directive vs Constructive with Founders The Future of Sports Dealing with Issues in Real Time Guest Links: Twitter LinkedIn Eberg Capital The hosts of The Full Ratchet are Nick Moran and Nate Pierotti of New Stack Ventures, a venture capital firm committed to investing in founders outside of the Bay Area. Want to keep up to date with The Full Ratchet? Follow us on social. You can learn more about New Stack Ventures by visiting our LinkedIn and Twitter. Are you a founder looking for your next investor? Visit our free tool VC-Rank and we'll send a list of potential investors right to your inbox!
Let's talk about Mental Toughness...Achievement Great Resources: Harvard Business Review Books Top 10 Must Reads quick and effective proven strategies and tactics Achievement is grounded in Mental Toughness Roger Bannister smashed the 4 minute mile when scientists literally thought it was impossible...literally Point: In sports or business the #1 thing holding you back from "the impossible" is just your limiting beliefs...your mental toughness Graham Jones on Mental Toughness How the Best of the Best Get Better and Better Elite Performers in both sports and business have some common traits Thrive on pressure...excel when the heat is turned up Set and hit hundreds of small goals to rise to the top Use competition to hone their skills Reinvent themselves continuously to stay ahead They celebrate their victories Lets break these down just a little... 1-Love the Pressure Cool under fire, but more important to love the pressure cause it drives your performance. Managing pressure is easier if you focus just on your own excellence (not others) Master compartmentalizing things Inner focused but self directed...don't be driven by impressing others KEY- must master ability to switch on/off involvement in projects (work) secondary passions help with this...Example Richard Branson 2-Fixate on the Long Term Rebound from failure by focusing on long-term goals LT Success is paved with small achievements Meticulously plan short-term goals to win long term Long Term vision will drive short term successes Think: Long term TARGETS and Short term GOALS 3-Use the Competition Athletes (elite performers) often train together to drive performance. If you want to make it to the "top" you must surround yourself with right people. People that will Push You, Encourage You, and Drive You Mastermind Groups, Mentoring, Association with Elite Levels 4-Reinvent Yourself Getting to the Top is Hard...Staying is Harder Motivation is key to continuing to win and endure the race Create an insatiable appetite for feedback Be hungry for advice but be sure it is CONSTRUCTIVE advice (not criticism) Expect and look for improvements after feedback and advice 5-Celebrate Your Victories Elite performers know how to party...put effort into celebrations Emotional Release but much more... Deep analysis and awareness of growth and improvements Warning: timing and duration of celebration is key and tricky in business Celebrate but Push on...Celebrating is about getting to the Next Level I encourage you to work on mirroring these common traits of high achievers and elite performers. I think it will give you some amazing ways to create your absolute best life possible. Thank you for listening. I hope you will share this show and help us grow the Mastermind Community. Have a great weekend. See you Monday. George Wright III
By creating the human family in his own image, Godcreated every one of us with a vocation to love. The better spouses communicate with each other the stronger their marriage will be. Fr Bartunek shares three challenges to communication among spouses and some practical advice on how to steadily improve spousal communication. For the whole episode on RCSpirituality Three Hearts go to www.rcspirituality.org. Share this podcast with friends and family. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Today's guest is Dr. Mylien Duong, Senior Director of Research at The Constructive Dialogue Institute, where they define Constructive dialogue as a form of conversation in which people who have different values, beliefs, and perspectives seek to build new ways to understand and interact with each other, even as they sustain commitments to their own principles and perspectives. The format is ideal for discussing important, complicated issues that can divide people.Mylien helps to build out evidence-based content for having constructive dialogues, and oversees measuring the efficacy and effectiveness of the programming and learning content that the Institute puts out. So far programming offered by the Institute: Has impacted over 50K learners Is being leveraged by 900+ Institutions Shows that 86% of learners improved communication across differenceAnd, 95% of educators recommend their programmingTheir work has been featured in Time Magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Oprah Magazine, Psychology Today and moreIn today's conversation we are going to dive deep into the topic of how to have constructive dialogues including: Part of Mylien's story about how she came to this workThe 5 principles of Constructive Dialogue that the Institute has establishedThe role of curiosityThe power of storytelling, and witnessing people's storiesThe importance of humility, self-worth, and feeling that you matterWhat role emotion intelligence and nervous system regulation playsAnd more!More about Mylien: Dr. Mylien Duong has deep expertise in developing scalable behavioral interventions. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she was previously a senior research scientist at the Committee for Children, where she led the research to develop a social-emotional learning program for teachers in K-12 schools. Prior to that, she was faculty at the University of Washington, where conducted federally funded research studies to develop and test behavioral interventions for children and youth in school and juvenile justice settings. A researcher through and through, she has received over $17 million in grant funding and published over 40 scientific articles and book chapters. For more on the Constructive Dialogue Institute please check out https://constructivedialogue.org/Did you find this episode inspiring? Here are more conversations we think you'll love:Dr. Marc Brackett - Permission to Feel: The Power of Emotional IntelligenceDr. Daryl Van Tongeren - The Transformative Power of HumilityDr. Kelly McGonigal - Finding the Hope, Connection, and Courage to TransformEnjoying the show? Please rate it on Apple Podcasts!Have you heard about The Practicing Courage Community with Joshua? Learn more and sign up for FREE hereThanks for listening!Support the show
This week Heather and Cornelius talk about the arguments they've had in their marriage. They discuss many of the mistakes they've made. They talk about how they've learned to converse with each other without hitting below the belt. If you and your partner can't communicate, LISTEN TO THIS TOGETHER. It's funny and enlightening.Thank you to this week's sponsor:BetterHelp - This episode is sponsored by/brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/LINDSEYS and get on your way to being your best self. We would love your feedback... If you enjoyed this episode, tell us why! Leave us a review and make sure you subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.Visit us @:Instagram Heather LindseyCornelius Lindsey
In this weekend's episode, two segments from this past week's Washington Journal – focusing on the country's polarized politics and strategies to bridge the political divide. First – we speak with Peter Coleman, author of “The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization" and Pearce Godwin – Founder and CEO of the Listen First Project – about the importance of engaging in quote/unquote "constructive disagreement" with people across the political aisle. Then – Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center – discusses the role of civics education in strengthening democracy and promoting citizenship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
My guest today is Frances Frei, a Professor of Technology and Operations Management and the course lead for first-year diversity and inclusion studies at Harvard Business School. She has worked for Uber and been on the board of directors at WeWork. Her research investigates how leaders create the conditions for organizations and individuals to thrive by designing for excellence in strategy, operations and culture. The topic is her co-authored book Move Fast and Fix Things: The Trusted Leader's Guide to Solving. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Issues on leadership Impact of trust Concept of authenticity, logic, and empathy in building trust Ups and downs of various companies, including Uber and Facebook The role of inclusion in organizations and society Constructive conversations and exploring different perspectives Systematic approach to solving trust issues Jump in! --- I'm MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I'm proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I'd like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can't get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
“I believe there is a desire on both sides to stabilize the relationship” between the U.S. and China, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told us at the end of her first trip to Beijing. Kai Ryssdal sat down with Yellen at the American embassy to recap the trip, discuss the balance between national security and economic concerns, and examine her new role as economist-turned-diplomat. Later, we’ll meet up with China correspondent Jennifer Pak about how the country has changed in the past few years, and why state media frames America as in decline.