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The Solarpreneur
How to Create a World Class Recruiting Experience - Josh Peters

The Solarpreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 48:06


DOWNLOAD SOLCIETY APP NOW!  Speaker 1 (00:03):Welcome to the Solarpreneur podcast, where we teach you to take your solar business to the next level. My name is Taylor Armstrong and I went from $50 in my bank account and struggling for groceries to closing 150 deals in a year and cracking the code on why sales reps fail. I teach you to avoid the mistakes I made and bringing the top solar dogs, the industry to let you in on the secrets of generating more leads, falling up like a pro and closing more deals. What is a Solarpreneur you might ask a Solarpreneur is a new breed of solar pro that is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve mastery and you are about to become one.Speaker 2 (00:42):What's going on. Solarpreneurs. We are here live in Las Vegas. Guests probably won't be alive by the time you hear it, but we have, uh, Mr. Josh Peters on the show here on the podcast. Josh, thanks for coming on and with us today.Speaker 3 (00:55):Absolutely. Yeah, I'm super excited to be here with you.Speaker 2 (00:57):It's going to be awesome. And Josh, he is the director of experience here at your energy co if you're watching the video, he's all decked out in the gear. Yeah. You can seeSpeaker 3 (01:07):Every present.Speaker 2 (01:08):We're lucky cause he's about to roll out on the doors himself. So he fortunate enough that you would give us some time before he gets on the doors here on a Saturday. So, uh, Josh excited to have you on. And, um, you've obviously been super involved in recruiting over the years. I know you're just putting together, um, a whole experience now for these recruits coming in and it's super valuable for our listeners to just hear how to recruit the right way. And obviously you're doing a lot over social media, digital recruiting, which is super valuable, super important in today's. Um, just kind of landscape with things, especially during the COVID I bet, right?Speaker 3 (01:45):Yeah. I mean, you know, especially nowadays back in the day, you could just post that ad on Craigslist, but today you have social media and that's the biggest push for where people are. And so wherever the people are is where you go to recruit, honestly.Speaker 2 (01:56):Yeah. I know a huge in so many people, I see do it the wrong way as I'm sure we'll touch on. So before we get into all that, um, do you want to kind of, um, tell us about your like door to door background, how you got into solar and I guess how you kind of transitioned into all these recruiting absolutely. Down over the years. Cool.Speaker 3 (02:15):So yeah, I started about five years ago in the door, their industry, um, I got started in Kirby, so all you guys out there, um, if you don't know, Kirby's the vacuums, they've been around 107 years, so they're like the biggest sales org when it comes to door to door sales. Um, and the funny thing is, I didn't even know as a sales job, I just applied to a position and I was like, cool. It says 2000 a month, I'm going to work there. Um, and so when I got there and they were like, this is a sales position, uh, it was kind of a shocker for me cause I'd never done sales. Yeah. So I was just like, well, I'll give it a try. Um, and so when I got into Kirby, you know, obviously I dealt with the difficulties of not doing well, my like my first few weeks.Speaker 3 (02:54):Uh, but then when I caught on, um, I actually made my way to being the top salesman in the office. I got promoted to being team leader. Um, and then the next promotion I had after that was into a recruiting position. So, um, I did sales for quite a bit in Caribbean. Then I moved into a recruiting position where there's still sales involved. Um, but it's, it kind of taught me a lot about, uh, what a good process should look like for a sales company on how to, you know, create a pipeline, how to, you know, interview these people, how to hire them, train them and then get them to their first sale. Cause as director of experience, you know, one of the things that's the biggest part of my job is retention. And that's something that I've started to learn from, from my first recruiting job all the way up until here is, is the experience of making sure, you know, what keeps people into a business, what keeps people at the company.Speaker 3 (03:42):Yeah. Um, but yeah, so I, I did Kirby for about three years and the last two was, was basically just me hiring people, training them, um, and, and recruiting. Um, then after Kirby, I got into selling water systems. I did water systems on the doors for a while. Uh, the one like the full water filtration, water softeners, all that kind of stuff. I helped that guy build out his recruiting platform as well. Um, and then, uh, the timeline didn't work on me for that one. Cause he wanted to start recruiting like a year later. And I was like, well, I want to do it now. It just didn't work out. Um, but then, uh, after that, well, while I was at that job, I actually, um, we were on the sales call with the door to our experts, which just kind of funny. And that's where I first got introduced to the door, to our experts.Speaker 3 (04:30):And while we were on the sales call, um, I actually applied to go work for them. Um, and so that's how I got my job at door they're experts, uh, working in the recruiting department. Um, so I went to work with them. Uh, I started out just as kind of like a, like setting the position or setting the interviews for like the senior recruiters. Um, and then after about a month I got promoted into a senior recruiting position. Um, and it's then when I started to work with all the different industries, right. Cause I had only done Caribbean water systems before that, but then I started to work with best control companies, solar companies, roofing companies, garbage companies, you name it, right. We would recruit guys for all these different industries. Um, and while I was there, I started to work more, uh, more personally with solar companies.Speaker 3 (05:14):Um, and that's where I started to see kind of where the real opportunity is, you know, cause I've been in sales, like you were in pest control sales before, right. Um, and obviously, you know, there's money to be made in different industries. But the money I saw that was, was to be made in solar and the opportunity in solar is where my interest really started to peak. And so that's when, um, I started researching into, you know, different solar companies. I started looking into that opportunity. Um, and that's when about eight months ago I got connected with Jerry. Um, and he talked to me about, you know, starting this company here in Chico and building something that would be, uh, very easy to, to aggressively grow and expand as a company. Um, and kind of all the ideas he had for the company. So I started working with him about eight months ago. Um, and then I came to work for him. I quit the job there at DD experts and I came here about two, three months ago.Speaker 2 (06:07):Okay. Yeah. You've been through a lot man, while I've experienced a lot of different things. That's interesting. And it's cool. Um, I mean, we've, I've heard a few, few, few people on the podcast that, of transitioned over into kind of more recruiting roles like yourself. And so for you, was it, um, like did someone recognize, Hey, this guy is super good at recruiting, let's put them over and where recruiting role or was it you, you kinda just liked more, they recruiting type stuff. So you did it yourself or how did that work? How did you first transition into more? I recruiting stuff?Speaker 3 (06:37):So it was actually really cool. Um, because at Kirby, the way they structured it is they was, they would tell you all the different positions that you could attain, uh, through the company, uh, all the way up until earning your own office. Right? Because at Kirby it's a franchise, you can, you can have your own office. Right. Um, and when they talked to us about it in the training class, one of the positions was the recruiting position. Right. They call it a DPS, which I don't even remember what it stands for. I think it's something about like personnel something. Um, uh, but when they talked about that, it was what peaked my interest from the very start actually. Cause I, I really love working with people. Um, I love to have the opportunity to teach people stuff, but at the time, obviously I didn't have anything to teach them.Speaker 3 (07:16):Like, I mean, I wasn't good at sales yet. And so after I had gone through the sales process, after I, I knew what I was talking about, I had the product knowledge, the sales knowledge and the door knocking knowledge. Um, I got to the point where I was like, I didn't feel fulfilled just selling, you know? And so for me, the fulfilling part of things was when I got into recruiting, you know, helping other people to be successful. Right. And just like with any sales company, you know, you hire a lot of people and a lot of people fall off. Um, and so that was one of the things that kind of got me started on a journey of figuring out the best way to, to not only bring people into a company and to train them, but to keep them because I think, uh, everyone in this industry will agree that the biggest issue we have when it comes to recruiting is drop-off, you know, and, and that constant cycle of trying to get people into the company and the churning.Speaker 3 (08:05):So, um, but yeah, so that's, that's where I kind of started to find the passion for recruiting, um, for working with reps, uh, and, and the training side of things. Cause I mean, I loved the sales. I was good at it. Like once I figured it out, you know, I, I could go out and make some good money. Um, but for me, I always thought it's a lot cooler to see the fruits of your, of your labor and other people. Yeah. Cause like the fruits of my labor when I was selling was the money. Right. And that was cool. Um, but then it's a whole different level when you can take, you know, 10 people at a time and a training class, um, put them through like a product training, a sales training, then a door knocking the training and see them have success in their first week and see them get excited and see them make money. Uh, I really got addicted to that process.Speaker 2 (08:49):That's awesome. Yeah. And now I see so many people that just want to bring in more recruits. It's like putting band-aids on, you know, open bleeding women. They just want to bring in a hundred recruits, but yet they have no system set up to like nurture these recruits. And then they're surprised when all these, you know, all these guys just drop off after two weeks it's I've seen companies go out and hire these recruiting agencies, just get tons of leads coming in, have 50 people show up to a recruiting meeting. And then, but yeah, if they don't have a structure, a process in place, a way to nurture all these things away systems like you guys have set up here at your energy go, then I'm sure you've seen it do. There's a huge drop-off in people just quit. And after a weekend.Speaker 3 (09:29):Yeah. Very fortunate because the office I worked for in Kirby, um, the entire idea was retention because there's a lot of offices in Kirby where it is just churn and burn, like get a person in there. You can make a sale off sailor to off of them and then they'll leave. And that's like, um, that's like common. Right. But the, the office I worked for, the biggest thing that we tried to focus on was the retention, um, was the career growth, was like their path into a successful salesman. So, um, even though like, yeah, you're right. There are so many companies out there that they're just like, it's, they think it will take more work to retain like six good people than just to keep hiring over and over again, like 10, 15 people that are going to drop off. Right. And, and it might be a different type of work, but it's, it's way better to have a good, solid team of six people because those people are, what's going to attract and retain even more.Speaker 2 (10:22):Yeah, for sure. And yeah, so just getting that core people and building it out. And I know some people don't have like, you know, recruiting people over recruiting, but for me, as I've seen the companies I work with like hire people where nurture these recruits and build out systems, but I'll kind of like a map, a pathway of things they need to do. Um, you know, just starting the job. I think that helps a ton versus just, you know, saying, okay, let's start go, uh, dump guys off in an area in toughed out, have them have success like that. Um, but yeah. So for you Josh, like what are some big mistakes you've I know you worked with like DDD experts and you were seeing just companies all over the place, um, you know, helping them with their recruiting. So when you were going into these companies and helping them build out their processes and helping them recruit, what were some like big mistakes that you were seeing and things that they were doing wrong,Speaker 3 (11:12):Um, you actually hit the nail right on the head of what I wanted to talk about. And it's, and it's basically in one word it's it's attention. Right. Whereas like you said, you know, a lot of these companies will go out without the systems and processes built out yet. They're just, you know, cause when guys started a company, um, or they, they split off or whatever they're doing, um, what's the first thing on their mind. I need to make money. Right. Um, and I want to do it fast. And so sometimes what they'll do is they'll step over the simple things that could, that could keep, um, or could, that could start a good process and just get in, try, try to get right into the moneymaking. And so the biggest issue I've seen, especially in the door door spaces, uh, they think that they think that they're behind curve.Speaker 3 (11:53):It's just like people with like crypto, for example, like if you see something spike people, oh my gosh, I have to buy it now. Right. Um, so, so the biggest issue that people have when it comes to recruiting is, you know, if they start a company, they think that they need to have just like 50 people in a training class right then and there. Um, but they don't have a hiring manager. They don't have a training person. They don't have a onboarding process. They don't have like a training program put together for these reps once they get there. And so even if they do get those 50 people in the room, um, believe it or not, you know, reps aren't done, like you get 50 people in the room. They're smart enough to know like, if the processes are off, if these people know what they're doing, it's just like, um, having product knowledge and sales knowledge.Speaker 3 (12:36):Isn't good enough when it comes to, just to, to training reps to be successful. Right. Um, because as most people have learned in this industry, sometimes what you do, isn't a generalized, good thing for every single person to do. Right. Right. Like, especially if it's reps I've never sold before, um, like your you're pitch and what you do, your nuances on the door, like you can't just teach that. You can't just transfer it to them. Right. So putting together these processes and making sure that you have a simple, like, from, uh, apply. So like from applicant to onboarded and on the team, having those steps down. Right. Um, and just a quick outline of what that would look like. Right. Is, so you've got your ads. So whatever platform you use to run your ads, whether it be ZipRecruiter, indeed, Facebook, um, Craigslist, whatever you're using.Speaker 3 (13:27):Okay. Um, honing that process, uh, because one of the things that I saw when I was working with these companies, cause everyone's already doing their own recruiting. Right. And a lot of people use indeed. Um, a hard part about indeed is if you don't know the tricks behind it, Indeed's telling you to spend like 200, 300 bucks a day. Yeah. It's a lot of money. You figure out what you're doing. And then I tell you that, right. Because they make money off of you. Um, you don't have to spend that much money. You can optimize your ads way easier than that. Right. Um, and so that was one of the first things I would teach, um, these companies, because after they were done with us, they were going to continue recruiting. Right. Like after we had sent them people and they'd been in, um, in our little program, they were going to continue recruiting.Speaker 3 (14:11):So I taught them how to optimize their ads, what keywords to use, how to make it look best because when people are scrolling through indeed, um, they're looking at titles, right. Um, they're looking at titles. I think that was the 29 minutes. Okay. Restart that. Pods let's do it. We can edit it right back into a scene. Um, yeah, sure. Did you have, I think we were talking about, um, yeah, go ahead. Where, where you're like, I was just talking about like how people apply on indeed. Um, the first thing that they'll do is they'll scroll through and then those titles. Right. Okay. Um, so you want to have a good title and then the next thing that they notice is the pay. So, uh, whatever is the industry standard. Um, it depends on the type of person you're trying to recruit. So you have to understand, um, I know lots of these companies, they're like, I want to experience people experienced solar guys.Speaker 3 (15:13):Aren't on indeed. Yeah. Most of the time, they're not you on the why, because they have connections. Like if they're an experienced solar rep, they know about all the other companies, that's more of a head hunting type of thing. That's more of ongoing on, on social media. I'm trying to find these people, I'm talking to people in the industry. So if you're using indeed, it's mostly people that might have some sales experience in the past, um, or who would be a good candidate. Right. So you had to make it a more realistic looking pay. Uh, some of the biggest issues I saw with that is solar companies will get on indeed. And they'll put, you know, 200,000 to 400,000 a year. And these people to be true for these people, not even that, but they do not feel like they qualify for that. So why would you, they wouldn't even apply to the job because they're like, there's no way I could get a job that pays out high.Speaker 3 (15:57):Cause if they're going from $40,000 a year in their head, they're not worth $400,000 a year. Right. Um, so that was another thing. So the that's one of the first things that they'll see is they want to see the title and then some type of pay that makes sense in their head. Um, normally I would like to do just like, you know, 60 to 80,000, um, just because if they were making 40,000 a year for them, 60 would be an awesome jump, but it's not impossible. Right. And if they're in that 50 to 60, 70 range, then 60 to 80 is it's doable. Right. Then they will apply. So that's just, it's just one of those psychology things you can use when you're using like indeed, um, to help people apply. It probably depends on like the market. Do you like what you're either in that's true.Speaker 3 (16:40):Yeah. It depends on the market, but that's just in a general sense that that usually helps best when you're talking about indeed. Yeah. Okay. Um, but yeah, and then just the next thing would be, you know, you've got the ads down, that's the first step. Then once they apply, what, what are you doing? Uh, there's, there's different ways to do it. Um, and I'm going to say this from the start. I am not a fan of group interviews. A lot of people do them and I've ha I've heard people tell me, they're like, oh, they're the best thing they work. Um, I think they say that because they think it's a better use of their time. I disagree. Uh, I've never seen group interviews be as successful because here's the problem with group interviews, the type of people you're looking for, if they're in the same room as someone that looks like they're not even competent, right.Speaker 3 (17:25):It looks like they shouldn't even be able to get this type of job. Um, and they see that that person got the job. They won't come back and their trust level goes down. Does that make sense? And then like normal people are used to going to interviews one-on-one uh, or the higher level reps are used to one-on-one interviews. Yeah. So the funny thing is when you're doing group interviews, you're weeding out the type of people you want to just get the lower hanging fruit. Yeah. Right. Um, and that's, that's my opinion. That's what I've seen in the industry. That's what I've dealt with the last four years of, of recruiting that I've been doing. Um, people still do it and that's fine if it gets you, the, the numbers that you want. That's cool. But I recommend having a better process and, and the, the best process, I think, uh, when it comes to the way that you handle these applicants, um, is, is a two touch system, right?Speaker 3 (18:16):So like once someone's applied, um, you can either do it through texts or a phone call, but you, you texted them to set up a time to interview. Okay. Um, and then you do the interview. So it's a two touch process. Um, and with that, uh, after, after that interview that you do with them, um, another big problem that people have in the industry is just jumping the gun, right. Offering them the job, offer on the job right off the bat. They're like, oh, this conversation has been great. You have the job. Um, and, and the funny thing is, and, and this is a little tip I learned from Brandon Hall. It's a really, it's a funny way to think about it. But you know, like something that people do in the door to our industry is they try to sell the job to you. Right.Speaker 3 (18:57):With recruiting, it's different. You're not trying to sell the job. Like, uh, people normally are trying to sell themselves to the job. Right. And so the funny way he describes it, he's like, uh, if I was in an interview to be a firefighter, right. And the guy was telling me, and I was telling the guy, I was like, look, man, I'm going to be the worst firefighter. I'm not gonna be able to put out the fires. Like I suck. People are going to die. And the chief was telling me, dude, it's perfectly fine. You'll get paid. It'll be, it'll be cool. Like you can do an awesome job. Does that make sense? It makes zero sense that someone would say that, right. Or like 1% how they're doing. They're like, they get people that come in and they're like, oh, I've never worked commissioned before.Speaker 3 (19:38):I'm not going to, I'm not going to get it. Like, I'm going to suck. And these interviewers are like to, to be perfectly like, you're going to make money. You become a millionaire, like all those types of things. And it's just like, you would not do that. You would not do that in a regular interview. And so the, the thing is that we're trying to get away from, in, in the recruiting industry, right. Is we want people to understand that this is a job, right. And I know you guys are all 10 99. Right. But this is an opportunity for them that they still have to earn. And if people earn something, they treat it way better. Right. Um, if people would just get something, they, it's not something that they value. And so that's the mentality that you have to go into. It's just like sales, you have to have that mentality.Speaker 3 (20:21):Right. So when you're doing interviews, when you are a recruiter, the mentality that you need to have going in is that this person needs to earn this job. Yeah. Right. This person needs to earn the position because if they don't, they will be the person that in a week, they're not going to knock doors and they're going to leave. No doubt. Right. And so the value comes from, um, switching up your mentality, switching up the way that you do your interviews, uh, to do that. And the reason most guys don't do that is because they're scared that it's going to S like run people off. Like, they're scared that if they make the process more difficult, that they won't get as much as many numbers or as many people in there where it's not true. Like, yeah, you will weed out people, but it's, you don't want those types of people in your company. Anyways, because like I said, from the start, if you have a solid team of people, a solid, like five, six people that are your core people, um, that are, that are, you know, bought in that believe in the company. Um, and that they earned the position. Those guys will attract way, way more people and retain more people. And if you have a constant stream of new people coming in that feel like they didn't earn the position, um, and feel like they can just leave wheneverSpeaker 2 (21:28):A hundred percent. And I think it takes so much energy to drag these people. And it didn't even want to be there in the first place. You're constantly trying to babysit and make sure they're on the doors. And you're like, no, I promise it's going to work. If you just put in the dime when they didn't even want to be there in the first place. So it's like, yeah, I don't know. I think it's very similar to like selling, you know, if we're like begging people to a, please do this, please buy it for me. Like, no, one's going to do that. Right. It's like,Speaker 3 (21:52):It's the same concept. It's the exact same concept. Right. And the funny thing is, it's just like people have called me harsh before when dealing with reps. And they're like, I thought you're like a director of experience. Um, cause I think our last training class, a guy asked me, he's like, you know what, if I'm messing up or whatever, I was like, uh I'm I am a believer of 100% accountability. And I believe that if you want to be here, you will be here. If not, I'll tell you to leave. Right. Like, I'm not like, obviously you have to babysit new reps. Right. But babysit them when it comes to product knowledge and sales training, you don't babysit them when it comes to like the stupid complaints and things that they talk about. Um, cause you know, it's, it's funny like w for example, when people are on the phone with me doing an interview, right. Um, and if they say something along the lines of, well, what if I make zero sales? You know, most guys are good. What are they going to say? They're like, oh no, it'll be fine. We'll make sure you make money. You get sales, you know, the ISA I go. So you're telling me you're going to be the worst performer in the company.Speaker 3 (22:52):You're telling me you're not going to be good at your job. Is that what you're saying? Are you just asking a question? And then instantly they're just like, no, no, no. I was just wondering, like what happened? I was like, okay, cool. I just want to make sure. Cause if, if you're telling me you're not going to do well and that you aren't going to be a good performer for the company, I don't want you. Right. Like that's, that's not who we're looking for. And their mentality instantly changed because what guys are scared to talk about in interviews is commission, right? They're scared to talk about sales, um, because they don't know how to control that conversation. And that's the best way to flip the mentality. When it comes to controlling a conversation is you treat it like a dumb question because it is right.Speaker 3 (23:29):You wouldn't go up to a guy and talk about it. Like, what if I don't make the tacos? Good enough. You wouldn't do that. No. And so, um, realistically I think as an industry, we just need to start treating it more like a job, rather than just like, you are trying to bring people in and you're begging them to stay and you're begging them to come because you make money off of them. Right. And, and I know it's a hard thing to kind of switch your mentality around because, um, just like with sales, every single opportunity you're in, it's your time, it's your attention. Right. Um, but if you're a sucky salesman, you don't want to be in more houses. You want to be studying more and learning more. Yeah. Right. It's, it's, it's not because you're wasting opportunities at that point. And it's the same thing with the recruiting.Speaker 3 (24:14):You're wasting opportunities. If every single person that you bring into the company doesn't earn it. Um, they feel like, you know, they're just, they were begged to come onto the job. Um, and they have to be babysit for every single thing. And that's where, like I said, at the beginning, attention is one of the biggest things that is difficult for a company when it comes to recruiting because, um, they're spending time and attention on these reps that realistically aren't going to perform because it wasn't right from the start. Right. So they begged them to get into the, into the company. They told them that they're going to do good. And so because of that, the person who brought them in feels an obligation to make them good. Right. And I'm sure you've dealt with it and everyone's dealt with it, but how hard it is, how hard is it to take a rep that just absolutely has the worst mentality just is not good.Speaker 3 (25:06):And probably won't last a few days. What type of attention do you have to have to spend and put into this person a lot? Like you have to go with them on every single door. Um, you have to, like on the third day, go pick them up because they're like, ah, I don't know if I want to come back in, I'll come get you. Right. Everyone's dealt with it. And so if you focus your attention on, on the right part of the timeline, when it comes to recruiting, you'll see a huge change in your effort. Because if your attention is spent, um, this qualifying people from working for your company, because they're not the right fit. And then you'll see at this point when it's like time for them to, to work and time for them to be taught your attention and can, can be spent in the training. And then when they go out, there'll be much better prepared mentally. And just like, um, when it comes to the product knowledge as well that you won't have to dedicate as much time per recruit. Yeah.Speaker 2 (26:01):Okay. I love that. It's almost like another big mistake is just, you know, in general and sales people spending time with unqualified prospects, like how many new reps are spending two hours in a grandma Jean's house. He's 90 years old.Speaker 3 (26:14):Cause they're like, oh my goshSpeaker 2 (26:17):Know though. Yeah. It's like very similar in recruiting. How many recruiters are spending time with recruits? That's, you know, don't probably don't want to be there. Aren't good recruits. And I love that analogy, comparing it to other jobs that tacos the firefighters. Cause fee thing, that way it's yeah. It's like a whole different perspective that kind of really,Speaker 3 (26:35):And flip your mentality on it because, um, and like I said before, I understand these companies, the reason they want recruits is because they need to make money. Yeah. Right. But, but the cool thing is, um, with our industries, especially like solar, for example, um, if you don't have enough recruits or money, there's an easy way to fix that. You go knock doors and sell some. Yeah. Right. And so, and so, and a big reason why people start these companies. Cause, cause they want to start getting away from that, but they need to understand like, um, if you don't have enough time or money, like recruits won't solve that problem. I like get the money then the recruits, because then you can focus your attention on what action, what action needs to be done.Speaker 2 (27:16):Yeah. So money tips right there, make sure you were spending the time with qualified prospects. Make sure you're not letting your energy be sucked away by these people. That's you, aren't going to be good fits. And so speaking of not good fits, I know you guys bring in these groups all the time. How often are you bringing these ed? These recruiting groups every two weeks. Okay. So two weeks they're getting big groups or recruits in. Um, and it's really interesting where you guys are doing, just having almost like a bootcamp style, getting them in depth training. And then, um, last night I know they're doing like a scavenger hunt and uh, going out on the doors today. So, um, we'll hear maybe more about that in a second, but do you have any stories of, uh, I dunno, like bad recruits or, or like, um, interesting people give us something funny or crazy.Speaker 3 (28:05):The thing is guys, uh, um, no matter what you do, cause there's a vetting process. We have a pretty strict vetting process. I mean our first training class, we had 800 applicants and we brought 15 people on. Okay. So we, we, we cut it down to quite a lot because, um, like I said, if you focus your time on the right people, it goes well. Right. And you don't have to worry about like, yeah, we could have had probably 60 probably had 60 people from the applicant pool comp. Right. But we did the, we did an interview process. We did it the way that like, you know, gets rid of the people that you don't want to spend time on. Um, and, but then there are still people that will slip through the cracks. Right. And so there, there was, you know, there was someone that, you know, sounded great on the phone, did great for the training class.Speaker 3 (28:50):But when he showed up, we were just like, oh man, like this, this, this probably won't be a good fit. I mean, he, he showed up with a button up shirt, but it was on buttoned all the way up. His belly button didn't have any sleeves on. And he, I don't know if he was just like an actor or something, but he w he like tried to be the most dramatic person ever. Right. And, um, so we were like, okay, well, we'll, we'll see if it, if it works out, if we can give him a shot, um, but come the second day, we had to find him because we we're just like, you're not the right fit for the company. You're just, this is not the job for you. So, uh, and that's the other thing, guys, don't, don't be afraid, um, to, to fire or get rid of people because they will do more damage in your, in your, in your company.Speaker 3 (29:37):Um, if you let them stay, rather than if you just fire them right there. Because if you let someone that's not a good fit for the company, not going to fit for the culture, what that does for every other reps, uh, mindset is they're like, oh, well, they, they preach about their culture. They preach about their core values, but this guy doesn't have it. So realistically, what that means is they just want as many people as possible. They want us to make money for the company. Right. So getting rid of those people, um, will benefit you as a company, way more than trying to turn them into a good rep and make them a good fit for the car.Speaker 2 (30:11):Was this guy out knocking doors and is a button up.Speaker 3 (30:16):We gave him a polo to use, but he, he wasn't knocking doors. He was, he would, I had to shadow him. Right. Because, um, uh, we were told that like, you know, the police, they were trying to call the police on that for some reason, or that no, the worst part was, I think he might have been saying he was from NV energy. So like saying he was from the energy company and we're like, that's not what we teach at all. And so I had to shadow him and I think all he would do is he's not, he'd knock on the door, that'd be standing behind him. And the person would answer. He's like, Hey, my technicians right here. And he'll just walk off, just leave you. I'm just standing there like, hi, I'm the technician. Like, how are you? Like, what's your name? I guess I need to check your meterSpeaker 2 (31:00):Quality appointment right there. I know.Speaker 3 (31:02):Right. That's see. That's for you guys that buy leads. Those are your appointments, by the way, those are the ones they're just like, yeah, there are people who walk up to the door and say, Hey, there's an appointment coming.Speaker 2 (31:13):That's funny. That's awesome. Well, Josh, I know you're about to have some doors and everything here, so we don't want to take too much more of your time. But last thing I kind of wanted to ask you about is you guys are obviously doing this boot camp style. Like we talked about bringing in hordes or recruits and, um, just getting them trained up. So why did you guys decide to do it like this, bring them all in for a weekend and kind of go out and what's been that experience, like doing it like that versus just like, I don't know, maybe the more traditional things bring in people one by one. What what'd you guys do?Speaker 3 (31:44):The biggest reason why we did that, Taylor is because, um, one of our, our, our mission statement and our biggest goal that we have as a company is, you know, Jerry brought us all together, um, because he wants us to be an opportunity company. Uh, our, our mission statement is we want to create the most millionaires and any other company in the world, um, through the solar industry. Right. And so we decided as a company, we're like, yeah, we could get a traditional office and we could do training classes there. Um, but it does not have the same impact impact on mentality and mindset for these reps. Um, I can tell you right now, you know, um, pulling in, in a Mercedes, you know, a Mercedes sprinter van, that's, uh, an executive van bringing them in and they see this huge mansion and they walk in and they just see just they see success.Speaker 3 (32:29):Right. Um, it puts them in the mindset to actually understand what we're trying to accomplish with them. Um, I mean, we had, uh, like for our training class yesterday, I talked with a few people and I like, I wanted to get your opinion. I asked him, I was like being here. Does it help you open your mind a little bit more to the possibility of you becoming a millionaire? Um, because, uh, what we, what we have is we tell these, we tell these reps, we tell these guys that they are future millionaires. We make them say it. We make them think it, we make them write it down. Um, and every single one I talked to, they're like, yeah, this, this opens my mind so much. And most of them are Vegas locals. They're like, I've never even been to this side of the, of Vegas.Speaker 3 (33:07):I've never even been to this side of the state where it's like the houses and like the mansions in the cars. Um, and so the biggest reason why we chose to do it this way, rather than the traditional get an office and all that, because, um, we really want these guys to open their mentality, to open their understanding, having an open mind to what we want them to accomplish. Um, and it's worked amazing so far. I mean, every single person we have on the team, um, it's really awesome, but like we have them send videos and they talk to people and they do their own recruiting. And that's, uh, that's another thing that I'm really big on is internal recruiting. Right. Um, but every single one of them are sold on the idea that they are future millionaires, they're surrounded by millionaires, um, and that they will get to that point. Nice. And it's all because of, you know, how we, how we present it, how we explain it and, and, um, you know, just, just what we have available for them within the company. And so that's why we decided to do it this way. SoSpeaker 2 (34:08):That's a really cool cause. Yeah. It seems like it's almost more like you're giving them the personal development, the mindset. So we're just happens to be kind of the vehicle do that. And, and often, yeah, there's some guys that, um, I mean, you're bringing in guys that it's really cool. Like you said, having experienced this type of thing, but I think for them to see that versus just going into a traditional office office and traditional thing, I think that's really cool what it does to someone's mindset to see that even for me, I came in and like, Jerry has his bodyguard and I'd never been in a van like that. Like, dang, these guys are high rollers, so really cool experience eating. Um, and so Josh, last thing, um, I know we were talking a little bit before we started recording just about the social media recruiting. Lots of guys are trying to get into that, and I know you, that's another big mistake you see, is people doing that wrong? So just for like maybe ourselves or ups or people that are trying to get more recruits that maybe aren't necessarily going to go hire like a recruiting agency or do this high level stuff that we've been talking about, what advice can you give to just people in general that want to maybe use more social media for recruiting and just start bringing in more of their personal recruits and building their own teams?Speaker 3 (35:15):Yeah. Well, the first word of advice is, um, use it, you know, that's, that's the biggest one is, you know, social media is the next big push when it comes to, um, success within recruiting because it's where everyone is. Right. Like, you know, it's funny, but you know, people scoffed at sick talk, but now everyone's on it. Right. It's one of the biggest platforms. And so, um, one of the biggest I see when it comes to social media recruiting, and there's so much I could go into, but I'll just talk a little bit about, uh, your own following, right? So if you are a, if you are a rep, if you are an owner, if you are whatever, right, you should be using your social media as a platform to kind of, um, to highlight your success right. To post like your, your accomplishments, your achievements, um, and, and you can post failures too.Speaker 3 (36:01):I like to tell people be real, right? Like, I mean, I post when I have a bad day, sometimes I post when, when things might not be going the right way. Um, but obviously you always post like how you solved that problem, but use it as a way to kind of highlight your success, highlight like, you know, the life you're living and what you're doing. Um, and that right there is what's going to cause you know, people that start, uh, you know, looking at it differently in the end, they'll see what you're doing and they'll, and they'll, you know, go through your stories. Um, and it gets the, it gets the seed planted. Right. Um, and I think what a lot of guys, uh, run into and it's the same problem it's patients, right? Um, they're like, oh my gosh, I have 5,000 people on my Instagram.Speaker 3 (36:39):Why is everyone not working for me right now? Yeah. You know? And so the biggest tip of advice I have when it comes to, you know, like for Instagram, for example, it's, it's touch points, right? So touch points means like the conversation or the messages that you're sending to these people. Um, so the best market that you have, the warm market for recruiting on your social media are people that will swipe up and like send emojis, right. To your stories, like the hundred or the handclap. Right. Um, those people, when they see those successes, when they see those stories, they'll swipe up and say something or they'll interact. Right. And a lot of the times guys will, uh, as soon as they see that, they'll send a message. Hey man, you want to be successful. You want to make a lot of money. I saw that you, you know, your profile looks amazing.Speaker 3 (37:22):You'll be really great at this. Um, let's talk, oh my gosh, you can't tell me how you, I can't tell you how many messages I've gotten like that on my Instagram in the last five years. And they turn off the recruiting director. I'm like, they turned me off so quick. I'm just like, oh, that looks horrible. Right. So, so my recommendation is when you have a warm market, right. When you have these people respond to your, to your messages, um, just small touch points. Like the first thing can be like, Hey, thanks for it. Like, um, thanks for the emoji. Like, or just like a thumbs up back, or like, what you can do is if you follow them, send them emojis on their stories. Like just get them starting to realize that you know who they are, you know of them. Um, and that like, you see them as well.Speaker 3 (38:10):Right. So those little touch points. And then like, eventually you'll see, they'll start sending like little messages with the, with the messages, with the stories too, right? Like if you, if you post a story of you in Mexico or in the car, they'd be like, oh, that looks so cool. Right. And so letting them initiate it and then like letting that conversation kind of flow because social media is different than face-to-face right. It happens over a period of time and you have to let it happen naturally and organically. Um, and so like, those touch points are going to start to get bigger. Right. They'll start like saying, oh, that looks dope. And then you can be like, yeah, it was super fun. You know, we ha we invited all the people who won this or the people who earned this trip out to Mexico and, and, um, it was a great trip.Speaker 3 (38:52):Right. And so they'd be like, oh, okay, cool. That's awesome. Um, and then they might ask a question on the next one then. Right. They'd be like, what are you guys doing? So, so touch points when it comes to social media are probably one of your best ways to not look like a desperate recruiter, right. To not look like, you know, the multilevel marketing guy, like, um, or I love those, those memes you see of, of like the Hey boss girl, like boss, babe, what you do, right. Yeah. When it comes to makeup with me. Exactly. Um, so those touch points, I, I would recommend to everyone, um, to start doing that, paying more attention to the people on your social media. Um, and I honestly, you know, I, I think it kind of hit home for me the most when, when I started like following successful people within the industry, because when I first got into like Kirby, all I knew was Kirby.Speaker 3 (39:43):Yeah. Right. But then I started branching out. I started following people in pest control in solar and roofing. Um, now I'd followed these really successful guys with really busy lives and all these successful people. Um, it would be cool because I did the same exact thing back in the day I would send the emoji. I would send a little message. Um, and that's where I started to learn how it worked because they would do what I just mentioned is the touch points. They wouldn't try to sell the position like instantly. Right. They would just gradually like let the conversation, um, grow. Um, and then they'd be like, Hey, I've got this event I'm doing, or I've got a ticket to this game gonna come with me. And then that's, that's, that is the best way to do it. When it comes to, you know, hot hiring these people through your social media following, um, that initially might not, you know, be looking for a job or it might not be looking in that type of industry, but then they'd see the success.Speaker 3 (40:37):I mean, I got a message yesterday from someone, um, that I I've known for years and years and years, I haven't talked to him in like six years, but he sent me a message yesterday. He's like, Hey, I see all the, like the success that you're having. I see the things that you're building up. I've been following you for like five years now. And I've seen kind of the progression, like, what tips do you have? Like, what are you doing? Like, how did you build up the success for yourself? And so sometimes it's just like, they come out of nowhere and it's just based off of you being consistent with your social media and showing people what's going on.Speaker 2 (41:06):Yeah. Like that guy is probably been seeing it for years. Right. And then finally he reached out to you and that's, what's cool is cause like, yeah, I've gotten a couple of recruits even just the last few months just from like, yeah. Um, I mean, I wasn't that consistent on social media, but we're the last six months, whatever I've been trying to post a little bit more. And, uh, these people, I mean, obviously at first it's not like they're coming right into my lap, but just me posting. One of them had like an issue with his other company. They they're off. It's basically like, you know, ran out of reps and it was just closing down. So because I was the one posting and, um, we kind of talked at events, things like that. I was the one that he reached out to because I built that relationship.Speaker 2 (41:48):He saw us post events and things like that. So that's like, you're talking about that's, what's cool is you don't have to beg these guys. They're just organic recruits. They're seeing your posts and they're coming to you. It's almost like a, I don't know, referral and Excel. Right. Those are the easiest ones to get are the ones that you're just doing, what you're supposed to do right place, right time, just you showing up, being consistent. Um, having that relationship even, it's just the emoji really relationship clap. And when they get a sell things like that, guys remember that and they'll go, oh, Josh is cool. I'm going to hit him up. See what's going on. So yeah, it's been, even if you got quite a few recruits, just coming organically through that too.Speaker 3 (42:21):Yeah. And the coolest thing about that, um, that I was going to say is obviously that's what I do, right. Um, that's what all the executives do guess what guess what we do as well. We teach and train all of our reps to do it smart because, uh, you know, we might have a following combined of like, you know, 50, 60,000 people as the executives, but then you start adding recruits. Um, and it's just, it just multiplies, like if you get sent people in there that have a thousand followers, that's instantly 10,000 more people that can be accessed. Right. So one of the biggest things we hit on as a company is social media. We have a professional photographer and videographer that when, once they joined the company and we start creating content for them, we start teaching them how to post on their stories.Speaker 3 (43:04):We tell them as soon as they get in the house, they're like, yeah, man, take a story. Let them know, like show the people that, you know, follow you, where are you at? What you're doing. Um, create a post, talking about how you are a future millionaire and how you're going to accomplish that. And so we get them started from day one on how to utilize their social media to start kind of explaining the opportunity that they have. And so organic recruiting is my absolute favorite way to do it because it costs you zero money. And they're always the best recruits because they're friends of people who are bought into your culture, who are bought into your company and your dream. Right. Um, and that person convinces them of that. You have to do zero work for that. It is my absolute favorite thing to do.Speaker 3 (43:45):And so we, one thing we hit on big is just social media. So all of our ribs, they all follow our internal social media. They all follow our, um, like our company, social media, and every time that they're posting, you know, we're giving them this content of them, really cool pictures, you know, in Vegas, in front of the mansion, a really professional looking things to put on their story. We're teaching them to do that. And I think just with this training class, I've had four people tell me they already have someone that wants to come work for me already. And that's just from them posting the stories from the pictures that they're putting, talking about what they're doing.Speaker 2 (44:18):Yeah. Right. That's huge. And now I love that you guys have, I'm seeing that more and more are these successful companies like simple solar? Uh, I mean, all these guys, they have, you know, daddy, they'd get a video guy, content guys, and they're given access to the reps and having them share all the content and tag people in it. So I think, yeah, I think that's kind of the future. That's what these successful companies are doing and no doubt it's working for you guys. So, uh, Josh, no, it's been awesome here. And um, and just seeing, I've been here over the weekend with you guys, just seeing the experience and yeah, it's been a good time. And, uh, just speaking, hanging out with you guys, seeing the process, so anyone that's listening, um, I would suggest you guys, you know, consider doing more content with social media, um, have your reps involved in that process.Speaker 2 (45:07):And then, um, just keep in mind, all the things Josh was talking about, make sure you have a process for these, um, you know, indeed recruits all these, uh, you know, recruits you pay for to make sure you have a process dialed in, because if you don't, it's just like pouring water through a leaky bucket, right. You're just losing, you know, half the reps that come in when you could be keeping them in, retaining them saving. That's one of the most important things. So Josh, we appreciate you coming on the show. I know you're going to get out and hit some doors here and everything. Um, so before we let you go, where can people connect with you and hear more about what you're doing and do you want to drop your social media and all thatSpeaker 3 (45:41):For sure. Yeah. I, my Instagram is just my first and last name, Josh Peters, 1996. Um, and my Facebook is just my first and last name. Um, and you can find me on those, on those socials. Uh, and then just to kind of touch on what you said, if you have questions or need advice, I get free advice. Like I don't charge people for advice. So if you ever have any questions, reach out to me on there and I absolutely respond. And, um, because most of the time when I talked to people about recruiting, they just have a thousand questions, you know? Um, so if, if anyone has questions or want to reach out to me and talk and set up a time to call and, and figure out what a better process might look like, I absolutely can do that.Speaker 2 (46:17):I love that. Appreciate that and yet very giving a guy here. So definitely hit him up. Let Josh know you appreciated him coming on the podcast today. And then if you have any recruits that liked to, you know, knock with their shirts on button or whatever, then shoot them. Josh is the way I do it because he loves the recruits like that. Get them chained up, be their technician. So, uh, with that being said, thanks again for coming on the show, Josh and we will talk soon. Yes, sir. Thanks.Speaker 2 (46:43):Hey, Solarpreneurs quick question. What if you could surround yourself with the industry's top performing sales pros, marketers, and CEOs, and learn from their experience and wisdom in less than 20 minutes a day. For the last three years, I've been placed in the fortunate position to interview dozens of elite level solar professionals and learn exactly what they do behind closed doors to build their solar careers to an all-star level. That's why I want to make a truly special announcement about the new learning community, exclusively for solar professionals to learn, compete, and win with top performers in the industry. And it's called the Solciety, this learning community with designed from the ground up to level the playing field to give solar pros access to proven members who want to give back to this community and help you or your team to be held accountable by the industry. Brightest minds four, are you ready for it? Less than $3 and 45 cents a day currently Solciety is open, launched, and ready to be enrolled. So go to Solciety.co To learn more and join the learning experience. Now this is exclusively for Solarpreneur listeners. So be sure to go to solciety.co and join. We'll see you on the inside. 

Fck This Place: The Jobs Podcast
#114 - The Life of Wayne w/ Kieran Mellish

Fck This Place: The Jobs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 72:06


Singer, Writer, and Comedian Kieran Mellish can do a darn good Michael Bublé impression, and somehow that landed him his first career singing in some the most “illustrious” South London pubs complete with leering drunks and handsy families. His stint in the US was also somewhat “illustrious”. As he ripped off tourists on Hollywood Boulevard and learned about a mysterious man named Wayne, he took a little stock on what he wanted next.  Nick and Chase found a very supernatural Craigslist situation in the UK, including a much-needed Hypnotist and an exciting new leadership opportunity in paranormal investigation. This is important to me...it's the Fuck This Place podcast! _________________________________________________________________________________________   Kieran's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kieranmellish/   _________________________________________________________________________________________   Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fuckthisplacepod/ Our Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fckthisplacepod Our Youtube-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNGWlaHVqQO9-q37UpPdh8A _________________________________________________________________________________________   Question about your job? Wanna yell at us? Text us at: 470-BAD-JOBS // 470-223-5627 Share the pod: https://linktr.ee/FckThisPlace About Fck This Place: The Jobs Podcast Nightmare Bosses! Creepy Craigslists! Ungodly Hours! Nick Aragon and Chase McNeill bring you the best of the worst jobs every Tuesday.

WolfsCampFire
3 Scary Craigslist Stories | Vol 8

WolfsCampFire

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 64:31


Story 1: A Very Very Scary Craigslist Ad! Written by: u/JinXxX- Story 2: Never Buy A House on Craigslist! Written by: u/RehnWriter Checkout their SubReddit! - https://www.reddit.com/r/RehnWriter/ Story 3: I bought a haunted piano on craigslist... Written by: u/Christopher_Maxim Feel free to donate to this amazing author so they can continue doing more amazing works! - https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_donations&business=BCQNVLBY2JB6S¤cy_code=USD&source=url --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wolfscampfire/support

Rumble in the Morning
What's on Craigslist? 11-22-2021 …Temporarily used Urn for sale …Free Chinchillas …

Rumble in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 10:17


What's on Craigslist? 11-22-2021 …Temporarily used Urn for sale …Free Chinchillas …Old VCR with Porn Tape stuck in it …Baked Beans Xmas Ornament

Untold Stories
True Price Discovery with Adam Jackson

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 43:03


My guest today is Adam Jackson, founder & CEO of Freelance Labs, builders of Braintrust. Braintrust is the first decentralized talent network that connects skilled, vetted knowledge workers with the world's leading companies. The community that relies on Braintrust to find work are the same people who own and build it, ensuring the network always serves the needs of its users, instead of a centrally-controlled corporation. And because the community of knowledge workers and contributors earns ownership and control of Braintrust through its native BTRST token for its contributions to the network and its growth, new talent and jobs have participated in the network at record speeds. By creating a blockchain-based alternative, Braintrust aims to remedy the extractive model of traditional freelance platforms by aligning incentives of users and clients to benefit both parties. Instead of generating value for the network operator, this value is given back to talent and companies, who enjoy no fees (talent) or much lower fees (companies) than on traditional platforms. Adam is a serial technology entrepreneur and investor that has spent his career creating and deploying capital into software systems that make complex tasks simple and intuitive. He's started 4 VC-backed companies and an asset management company over the last 16 years. Since August 2017, he has served as Managing Partner & CTO of Cambrian Asset Management, a blockchain asset management company. He is also co-founder and CEO of Freelance Labs, Inc., the company building a new tokenized talent network called Braintrust which raised a $5m seed round in 2018. He is an angel investor in 45+ companies/projects, including LTSE, Seated, Bolt, Placer, Aktana, Skale Labs, Protocol Labs, JCTurbo, Apero Health, Rapportive, MyTime, Automatic, Womply, Superhuman, and Zenefits. In our conversation, we discuss the evolution of marketplaces on the web, Braintrust, Web2.0 vs Web3.0 Networks, supply-demand dynamics, communities/ownership, and much more. We begin our conversation by discussing the evolution of web marketplaces from Web1.0 to Web3.0. Adam does an excellent job at explaining the various innovations and drawbacks as marketplaces on the web evolved. We discuss the importance of Craigslist in the evolution of marketplaces. The conversation naturally flows to Braintrust and Web3's unique value proposition. Our conversation transitions to supply-demand dynamics and the tokenization of traditional assets. Adam does an excellent job at explaining the challenges of creating a valuation framework for Web3. We continue our conversation on crypto networks and tokenization by discussing the moral responsibility felt by large stakeholders of the network. The evolution of property rights and the broadening of the definition of the medium of exchange. Our conversation flows into a discussion about inflation and store-of-value. We finish our conversation by discussing Braintrust and how they are disrupting traditional talent networks. Please enjoy my conversation with Adam Jackson. -- Public: Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you join Public.com today. Visit public.com/UNTOLDSTORIES to download the app and sign up. Ledn: Ledn provides financial products to help you unlock the power of digital assets. With a secure and easy-to-use platform, it's the simplest way to earn interest, borrow, and trade your BTC and USDC. For maximum accountability, Ledn offers Proof of Reserves attestations to give you peace of mind while you make the most of your Bitcoin. Untold Stories listeners can receive $50 in free BTC when you create a new loan. More info at https://untoldstories.link/LEDN -- This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

Dave & Mahoney
Missed Connection Inspection: CAT!

Dave & Mahoney

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 7:08


Are you trying to find love on Craigslist?    Socials: @DaveandMahoney Voice Mail: 833-Yo-Dummy https://www.twitch.tv/daveandmahoney Additional Content: daveandmahoney.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The PJC Cast
Tis the Season (Holiday Hiatus Announcement)

The PJC Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 0:38


Hi everyone! We're gonna be taking a short break (our first in podcast history!)

Growing Up Christian
Ep. 51 - Boomer Manifesto in the Bumblyburg Gazette

Growing Up Christian

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 85:12


Have you ever looked at the "Rants and Raves" section on Craigslist? It's about what you'd expect: a handful of eccentric lunatics screaming into the void about potholes, potheads, and the luciferian globalist cabal that wants to teach your toddler how to put condoms on bananas. Well, Sam's local paper hosts a similar discussion in print, and this week, we're taking a look at two of it's most accomplished civilian authors. Take your thinking caps off, and stow them under the seat in front of you, friends. We're not going to need them on this trip...

Fck This Place: The Jobs Podcast
#113 - You Do Sports C'mon w/ Gracie Madrid

Fck This Place: The Jobs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 79:48


Comedic Actor and retired Team USA Skeleton Athlete Gracie Madrid had a short job history of accidentally ending up in overly evangelical situations before she manifested her future and stumbled her way into an Olympic hopeful career not by being great, but by working hard. Unfortunately, obtaining “the dream” is only one part of the journey, and maintaining a grueling schedule against the ever-narrowing margins of time, money, and a tricky system starts to chafe just a bit. Nick and Chase pull Craigslist job posts from underneath the swamps of Florida to find an opportunity for an enthusiastic bingo caller as well as what could be an old lady prison...or toy mouse sweat shop.   If you are a guy please do not apply!...it's the Fuck This Place podcast! _________________________________________________________________________________________   Gracie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsgraciemadrid/   _________________________________________________________________________________________   Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fuckthisplacepod/ Our Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fckthisplacepod Our Youtube-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNGWlaHVqQO9-q37UpPdh8A _________________________________________________________________________________________   Question about your job? Wanna yell at us? Text us at: 470-BAD-JOBS // 470-223-5627 Share the pod: https://linktr.ee/FckThisPlace About Fck This Place: The Jobs Podcast Nightmare Bosses! Creepy Craigslists! Ungodly Hours! Nick Aragon and Chase McNeill bring you the best of the worst jobs every Tuesday.

Brooke and Jubal
Missed Connections (11/15/21)

Brooke and Jubal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 7:20


Everybody is looking for love and Young Jeffrey is here to help you find it. Hear the finest that Craigslist has to offer.

Uncharted Talkers
Craigslist "missed connections" and Coyote Pete

Uncharted Talkers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 58:50


Email us: unchartedtalkers@gmail.comInstagram: @unchartedtalkersTiktok: @unchartedtalkers

Tales From The Dark
It Came From Craigslist

Tales From The Dark

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 53:51


In this episode, Bob and Brittani debate who Kevin actually works for and what ciabatta bread now represents for us. If you're the brunette from Trader Joes, we will always remember your flatulence.

ALL FIRED UP
Body Liberation Through Photos With Lindley Ashline

ALL FIRED UP

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 53:48


My guest this week is the fierce and fabulous Lindley Ashline, fat-positive photographer and body liberation activist, who has literally BANNED the weight loss industry from using her stock photos. In this glorious episode, Lindley tells how she pushed back when a diet company tried to do just that! The AUDACITY of diet companies and the weight loss industry is next level, but they were no match for Lindley! Join us for a completely fired up, inspiring conversation with a woman who takes no bullshit, AND takes staggeringly awesome photos! Show Transcript Intro: Welcome to All Fired Up. I'm Louise your host, and this is the podcast where we talk all things anti-diet. Have diet culture got you in a bit of rage/ is the injustice of the beauty ideal? Getting your nickers in a twist? Does fitspo make you want to spitspo? Are you ready to hurl if you hear one more weight loss tip? Are you ready to be mad, loud and proud? Well, you've come to the right place. Let's get all fired up. Hello, passionately pissed off people of diet culture. I am so excited for some episode of All Fired Up. And thank you to all of the listeners who send messages of outrage to me via email louise@untrapped.com.au. If something about diet culture is really getting your go, let me know about it, get it off your chest. And who knows, we might be able to rant about it here on All Fired Up. And if you are a listener, don't forget to subscribe, so you don't miss episodes when they pop out. And while you're at it, why not leave us a lovely five star review and rating wherever you listen to your podcast, because the more five star reviews we get, the more people listen, the quicker diet culture topples, and then I can go and become a florist. As the COVID crisis unravels, more and more people are banging on about the relationship between weight and health. And if that's really getting up your nose and you want a strong resource to help you push back against that, and you want something for free; look no further then now wonderful ebook, ‘Everything you've Been Told About Weight Loss is Bull Shit' co-written by me and the wonderful Dr. Fiona Willer, anti-diet dietician, and general all-round awesome person. In this ebook, we are busting wide open the diet culture bullshit myths about this relationship. Because when you look under the hood and scratch the surface just a tiny, tiny bit, we see that all of this BMI stuff is complete bullshit, and it's great to have a booklet in which all of the scientific evidence to support the health at every size and anti-diet approaches can be presented to people who are still upholding the greatest injustice when it comes to health. So have a look for the ebook, it's at untrapped.com.au, and a little popup will happen, and you can download it from there. Give it to all your friends and all your family. Put it in their stockings for people for Christmas, give it away, trick or treating for Halloween. Hell you know, give it away instead of Easter eggs, just get it out there to as many people as possible because just so over this groaning insistence that size is all accounts when it comes to health. If you're looking for more free stuff and you're struggling with your relationship with your body, because let's face it – who doesn't in diet culture. Have a look at the Befriending Your Body eCourse, which is completely free. You can find that on untrapped_au on Insta. In this course, basically you'll get like an email from me for 10 days. Every day for 10 days, you get a lovely little email from me talking through the wonderful skill of self-compassion, which is essentially literally learning how to become your body's best friend and become your own best friend as you wade through the of diet culture. So have a look for that course, as I said, it's on Instagram, it's completely free. What have you got to lose? Huge shout out to all of the Untrapped community. Untrapped is my online community and masterclass for all things anti-diet. Untrapped has been around since 2017. And we have built ourselves into this wonderful online group of fierce and fantastic people. If you are struggling with your relationship with food, with how you are moving, with your body, with just generally trying to get along in diet culture with all of the pressure that's heaped upon us every day and you're just absolutely sick of dieting; have a look at our Untrapped course and community because we would really love to have more people join us. You can find it at untrapped.com.au. Louise: Okay, let's get into the nitty-gritty. Shall we? I'm so excited in this episode, I'm having this awesome conversation with fat activist, photographer, author, and cat mom, Lindley Ashline. Lindley is the creator of Body Liberation Photos and does some really amazing ethically produced diverse stock photos of people in larger bodies. And, oh my gosh, how much do we actually need this kind of stuff. So I had the most amazing ranty conversation with Lindley. You are going to absolutely love her. So without further ado, here's me and Lindley. Lindley, thank you so much for coming on the show. Lindley: Oh, thanks for having me. I'm so excited to be here. Louise: Me too. So tell me, what's firing you up at the moment? Lindley: Well, when we were emailing back and forth talking about doing this podcast episode you had said, I want to hear what's firing you up, and I would love to hear you talk about stock photos, which are photos that can be used for marketing that people buy from other people. And also, wondering if you've experienced any diet culture co-opting of your work. And I immediately said, I have all that put together because I do have the stock photo website where I sell my photos. And most of my clients, my stock photo customers are health at every size oriented, or anti-diet, or body positivity folks who are marketing their small businesses. But the other day there is a diet that is probably familiar to you, that is very big here in the United States, that is called Whole30. Louise: Whole30, is that the Brene Brown one? Was she doing that? Lindley: Oh, I don't know. Louise: I'm sorry. Lindley: That's very, very trendy here. So, someone from Whole30, the company that runs that diet bought some of my stock photos. Louise: Oh no. Lindley: To use for an event. And I know this because I reacted to that. I'm a small business, so I do sell a decent number of stock photos, but I'm not at the point where I don't see every order as it comes in. So every time someone buys something from me, I get an email, of course, and I'm always curious, who's buying things. So I saw this such-and-such a name @whole30.com. And I said, wait a minute. Because not only do I not want… my photos are, they're mostly people in larger bodies or fat bodies. When I use the word fat, I'm using it as a neutral descriptor of people's bodies and not an insult. You don't have to use that word for yourself, but I have reclaimed it and many other people have too. Louise: That's such a beautiful way of putting it. Thank you. Lindley: Oh, thank you. Yeah, it's like saying that I'm a medium height, or if I were tall or short, I have long hair. It's just a descriptor. But the people who appear in those photos, they are in vulnerable bodies themselves. They are often people of color. They are people in very large bodies; people who experience a lot of discrimination and stigma just by living in their bodies. And not only do I not want those bodies being used to represent diet… Louise: Yeah, like they're not before photos. Lindley: Yeah. No, but also when I started creating stock photos, I worked with a lawyer to create my license that you are bound by when you buy these photos, you have to agree that you're going to respect this license to use the photos, and in the license, it specifies that you cannot use them to promote diets. Louise: You are terrific. So they're buying it in breach of your licensing already. Lindley: Yeah. If I'm going to set out to create body-positive and fat-positive stock photos, and work with people who are in marginalized bodies to start with; I can't allow those photos to be used in ways that will hurt people. Louise: How dare they. They have the audacity. Lindley: I was very fired up speaking into the theme. Oh, I was fired up and I said, no, how you. I immediately messaged my best friend and said, how dare they. And so, I emailed her, I issued her a refund. So here's what I did; I issued her a refund for the money that she's paid. I deleted her account. I couldn't delete the account, so I changed her password on her. I couldn't delete it, but I could change the password. And then I emailed her and said I have refunded your money, you may not use these photos, my license prohibits you from doing so. And that's that. Louise: So, did she respond to you? Lindley: Well, to make it even better, she had put her work email address in when she placed the order. But for her billing address, she was using a corporate credit card. So she had put as the email for the credit card, she had put in the corporate address. So I emailed her, but I CC'd the whole company. Louise: Oh my God. That's fantastic. Lindley: CC'd headquarters@whole30.com. I'm sure that maybe just a random assistance, someone deleted it, but like, I'm sure it didn't go to all the employees, but that was very satisfying. Louise: That is very satisfying. So she did email? Lindley: Yeah, she emailed right back and sent me kind of an indignant email. And she did say that they wouldn't use the photos. I keep meaning to go check and see if they actually did. But she was very indignant because she said we were going to use these for an event to promote body positivity next month, and I guess we won't. And I'm like, yeah, I guess you won't. Louise: What are you doing in the field of so-called body positivity if you're a diet company? Lindley: And that's the co-opting, that aspect of it. Because now, like Weight Watchers has changed its name formally to WW. What does that even mean? Like, we all know it's Weight Watchers, we're not stupid Louise: Well, they think that we might be. Do you remember in the eighties when Kentucky Fried Chicken decided to improve its brand by going to KFC, because then it wouldn't be fried. Lindley: But it's still fried chicken. Louise: Yeah. And this is still like, we want your money. Lindley: Yeah. And they've realized that people are wising up. Louise: We know that their diets are shit. Lindley: Yeah. They don't work, and in fact, they're worse for you, for your health than not dieting than being at a stable weight. Louise: Yeah. And then they're like, well, we can't have that, so let's launch into the field that grew around resistance to us, and let's nick everything, including their stock imagery. And how dare they run a body positivity event when they're in the business of shrinking bodies. Lindley: And as we move forward in time, you're going to see more and more of this because there is a lot of profit in telling people to love their bodies while selling them products because you made them hate their bodies. And in the body positivity movement, it's really rampant. If you look at Dove, Dove is one of the first companies to really monetize at a grand scale the body positivity movement. In the last decade, they've done a bunch of very high profile feel good, “love your body no matter what,” you can't see me, but I'm making really sarcastic hand gestures right now. Louise: Yeah, I'm loving it. Lindley: I mean, you can see me, but our listeners will be able to. But all these love your body just the way you are things, but at the same time, they're selling skin lightning cream to people of color. Louise: How dare they? Lindley: And they're selling wrinkle cream or whatever. Louise: Anti-aging, right? Lindley: Yeah, so it's very two-faced. Louise: Yeah, they were just changing the marketing where baiting and switching people on a global scale. And I agree. I think we're going to see more and more and more of it, but it's also like kind of core at the same time, because the fact that these big nasty wolves are coming to sniff at your door means that you are the one with the power, right. Body positivity movements are the ones who are driving the direction of – like the increasing level of diversity that's happening around the planet. I think they're just getting a bit desperate. Lindley: I mean, these are dinosaurs – that meteorite is coming. And I want to say too, for our listeners, I want to acknowledge, because you don't hear this stated enough, how traumatic, like full-on psychologically traumatic it is for both us as a culture and for people as individuals to be told for hundreds of years that their bodies, particularly fat bodies, and particularly women's bodies, but all bodies are bad in their natural states. And then have a generation of companies turn around and tell us that it's our fault for not loving those bodies. That's trauma. That is trauma – culturally and individually. So I want to be very clear that if you don't love your body, which most people don't, I have days I do and days I don't, but if you don't love your body, that is not on you, that is on hundreds of years of culture driving up and product power, so it's not you. Louise: It's the system. Lindley: Yeah. And you're not individually possible for fixing that, unless you want to. Louise: I'm so glad you're here. You are on fire and I love it. Lindley: I get so angry at the scam that's been perpetuated. Louise: Yes, that's exactly what it is. It's a giant gaslighting scam that turns us against ourselves and each other. And when we kind of hit body size as a measure of worth, it's really damaging and divisive. I really want to ask how you got to this point. Lindley: I got mad. Louise: Yeah, how did you get mad? Like, how did you come to have this amazing idea to start the body liberation stock photography stuff, and come to it with so much conviction to protect people who have been marginalized? Lindley: Well, it's been a process of about – it took about 10 years to go from being very, very sort of normal person invested in diet culture, sort of very mainstream, to being very passionately anti-diet and doing this activism work. In 2007, thereabouts, I discovered I had been on the website live journal for a very long time. At that point, it was like a pre-Facebook. Louise: The dark days of early internet. Lindley: Yeah. And I had stumbled across this group called Fatshionista. So like fashionista, but with fat folk. And it was such a revelation because here were these mostly women who were in large bodies in very large bodies who were being styling and confident and walking around in horizontal stripes. Louise: Oh my God. Lindley: And tight fitting outfits and colorful outfits and just living their lives confidently. And I just lurk for a really long time. But from there I started discovering… so the pre-cursor, these of foundation of the body positive movement is the fat acceptance movement, which started in the 1960s and has been the backbone of all of this. So this was a little bit before body positivity became a thing. And I found these fat acceptance blogs, where they were talking about the science of weight loss and why scientifically it doesn't work. And I had been in this state that I think many people sort of existed where they're like, well, it's fine to say, love your body, but my body is big. My body is not okay. Like, that might be cool for other people, like maybe other people deserve to be confident. But something about… Louise: Gosh, that is like, when you said that, that is like where so many of us are stuck. Like it's okay for everyone else and I love the idea of diversity and I love the idea that large and small and everyone in between can exist, but my body. I can't get there. Lindley: Yeah. And so, when I learned the science and the fact that somewhere around 98% of diets fail and that people gain the weight back, I started to feel like I'd been scammed. I'd been raised my whole life to believe that if I could just be good enough and strong enough and have enough willpower and do the right things for long enough, then I too would be thin and healthy and fabulous and have the life I'd always dreamed of and all those other things you see in diet ads, and it turned out none of that was true. Louise: It's bullshit. Amazing. Lindley: I started to get annoyed and then gradually I got mad, and then I got really mad. Louise: Excellent. Lindley: And then I started doing my own activism work because it was so tragic to see people that I love trapped in that system and be lied to. And so, I started speaking out – just a little bit, just a little bit. Like, I'd post something on my Facebook about, “Hey, we know that diets don't work because of science.” Louise: Yeah. I mean, like in tiny little writing. Lindley: Yeah. And that's really scary when you start doing it because it's so counter to what we think we know. So in about 2015, I was in a really crappy job, after a series of really crappy jobs, corporate full-time jobs. And I said, you know what, I got to a breaking point. And I said, “I'm done. I want to take my photography and turn it into a full-time business.” Louise: So you'd learned photography for a while. Lindley: Yeah. Well, I've done nature photography for many, many years, but I had never photographed people. Louise: Interesting. Lindley: So I took a year and I took a bunch of classes online and then I learned to photograph people. So in 2015, I quit that job. And I want to acknowledge my privilege here. I am a white cisgender straight woman who lives in the United States, and my husband is my financial safety net, so I was able to take that. I also have a part-time job as well, but I was able to take that leap because of my privilege. And so, I've always… Louise: Because you have some security, yeah. Lindley: There's not a lot of path that is open to everyone, and so I always want to acknowledge that. Louise: Yeah, it is really important, but I also think it's kind of fabulous that there are people who are able to do that because what you've done is create something for so many people. Lindley: And if you had asked me a decade ago, if you had said maybe in 10 years, how you feel about being a full time, small business person, photographer and activist, and I would've laughed in your face. Because at this point I have enough experience speaking out that I often sound very confident and powerful. Louise: You do, you sound really fired up and it's fantastic. Lindley: Which is wonderful, but that is not where I came from. Louise: So you took it on. Lindley: Yeah, I came from a very meek sort of very nice lady, southern sweet background, where you never disagreed with anybody to their face. Not to their face… Louise: Disagree behind their back with a cup of tea. Lindley: Yeah. That's how we do it in the south, the Southern US, we smile at your face and then snip at you behind your back. But like, I wasn't brought up in a way where I was allowed to access anger or to even believe that I felt it. Louise: It's part of the, like, part of the gaslighting of diet culture is that it uses other gaslighting of being raised female, and like, just be nice and shut up and don't rock the boat. And if you're mad, it's probably a period, right – it's not worthy. Lindley: Yeah. And it's very threatening to a lot of people, too, particularly when someone in a fat body is angry, that's very threatening because we are expected to shut up and take it. And so, I do get a lot of trolling. I've had some threats, but thankfully I'm not yet high profile enough to really be getting a lot of that. But it there's been some unpleasantness. Louise: It's really terrible. What you were saying about the science stuff and speaking up about the science, its that's sort of, my pathway was through the science as well, initially as well as like the massive sense of social justice and eating disorder work as well. But I'm so aware, and when I talk about the science, so if we were in the same room talking about the science, it's possible that my voice would be listened to more, even though we're talking about exactly the same thing, because our body sizes are different, which is ridiculous because actually you've got more lived experience alongside the science, so it's kind of like what the… Lindley: Yeah, yeah. We consider it culturally, we consider a thin body or a thinner body to be a credential, just like a degree. I was actually talking about this on Instagram literally last night that we consider thin body is to be a credential. So even though I live in this body and I have experience with this body, in general, I am considered as much of an authority on this body as someone who is in a more socially acceptable body. Louise: Which is so weird, it's like being like, oh, I'm the expert on same sex relationships, but I'm completely head show. Why would that credential be? Lindley: Yeah. Again, when marginalized people are allowed to speak and allowed to be angry and allowed to be believed, it's very threatening to the status quo. So it's easier to, I mean, again, both at a cultural level and an individual level, it's easier to assume that I am lying or that I'm exaggerating or that I am unacceptably angry or unacceptably sad or whatever, so that it blunts the impact of what I'm saying. Louise: Yeah, it's easy to dismiss something you don't agree with. Lindley: Right. I had someone who is in an average size body for here to the US. A maybe US 14, 16, which I think in Aussie size is about a 12. Louise: I have no idea because sizes confuse me. Lindley: I think the Aussie sizes run one size lower, I think. But anyway, at any rate, someone who is of average size here in the US. And often I find, again, I am speaking for my US experience. I'm not speaking for the whole planet, but I often find that folks who are of the average size because of the nature of our culture, think that they are much larger or much farther along that spectrum. So I often find that there's people who are of average size assume that the way that they are treated is the same way that people much larger than they are, are treated – which is not accurate. Louise: But it's about that unconscious, like they don't know the privilege they have. Lindley: Yeah, because it's a spectrum. I live in a very large body, but I am nowhere in near the extreme end of the fatness spectrum. There are many, many people who are larger than I am. And then I have privilege over those people because I can still get clothes that are… I can't get them in person. I mostly have to buy online, but I can still get clothing that's commercially made. Even if it's not the clothing I would prefer, and even if it doesn't fit very well, I can still find clothing somehow. But this was a person who I think wasn't quite ready to understand that that is a spectrum. Louise: And that's real. Lindley: And I had written this, I was recently diagnosed with a new to me health condition that has been quite challenging and that I am pursuing treatment for. And the treatment for that condition, it is a stigmatized condition. I'm not going to go into details, but it is a stigmatized condition, and it is a condition that is correlated with larger bodies. We don't have any scientific evidence that it is caused by being in a larger body, but it is correlated. And so, as someone who now has condition, there's sort of a double stigma and there it's been very challenging to get treatment. Louise: So you're stuck in the whole stigmatizing, like, medical condition stuff where they're like, “Oh, you've got this condition. If your body was different, you wouldn't have this condition,” Which is really not an interesting conversation, but it seems to be one that keeps on happening. Lindley: Right. Right. And so, this is something that I have been dealing with for a while now. Just pursuing treatment and it's taken much longer than it should have. And I was talking on my personal Facebook about the challenges of getting this health condition addressed and the ways in which some of those challenges have been caused by people reacting to my body size by fatphobia, plain and simple. And this person who has been listening to me speak for years and who is very earnest and was clearly trying very well intentioned. Because this was not the same experience that this other woman had had in her life, she approached me and wrote me a long message about how I was basically bringing all this on myself. Louise: Oh, bringing all of what on yourself? Lindley: That maybe I was just imagining that people were treating me poorly. Louise: Oh ouch. Oh dear. Lindley: Because I was putting out negative energy into the world, and so my poor treatment was my own fault. And there was a time in my life that I would've been devastated and I would've believed her. I would've gone, “Oh no, maybe because I'm in a fat body, maybe I am putting some kind of energy out into the world that maybe I just, oh no, it's all my fault.” Louise: Oh wow. Lindley: And my friend Brandy, calls this confidence magic. Louise: Good time. Lindley: Yeah. She said she calls it confidence magic because she is also in a very large body. And quite often, when we talk about the way we're treated it, the retort is, well, if you were just acted more confident, if you were just friendlier, if you just did X, Y, Z. But mostly, if you just acted more confidently, then people wouldn't treat you that way. And it's entirely possible that for someone who is in a smaller than ours body, that works. Maybe it does work if you're in a smaller body. But I want to be very that there is nothing I can do or not do that will make my body not an oppressed body. It doesn't matter what kind of energy I put out into the world, I don't deserve to be treated poorly, especially for the size of my body. Louise: It's putting emphasis back onto you, it puts it back onto you and it takes the focus away from the person who's being the dick head. Lindley: Right. My oppression is never my fault, period. And so now I asked her to sit down and really look at that discomfort because the problem was that she had reached a point where she couldn't imagine that people actually get treated the way that I was describing. And so, it was so uncomfortable to realize that her experience was universal, that she sort of flipped over into this default state of, oh no, you must have done it to yourself, because it it's so hard to think. It is hard to think about people you like being mistreated. And it's easier to think that it must somehow be under their control it, that it [unclear28:21] behavior. Louise: Exactly. I was going to say that it's a locus of control problem. If we can locate the problem within us, then we feel like it's controllable and that we can do something about it. But to actually kind of recognize that this is structural, this is big. And we can be as kind and nice and put as much positive energy crystals out to the universe as possible and it won't change fatphobia. Lindley: Yeah. And unfortunately, this particular person was not receptive to being asked to reevaluate what she was saying, and so she wandered off and I haven't seen her since. But it really illustrates that when we start learning about systems of oppression, it can be really uncomfortable. As an America, I have had to do a lot of work around racism and a lot of learning, and as a very white person, that is very uncomfortable. But also, I feel like it's part of my job on this planet. Louise: We're not always supposed to be comfortable. Lindley: Yeah. And it's okay to be uncomfortable, especially when you're learning; you have to learn to sit with it. Louise: Yeah. Gosh, like there's so much that you have to deal with, when all you're really wanting to do is get on Facebook and talk about it. Lindley: I just want to whine on Facebook, and now too, my personal Facebook, because I have so many professional connections there, it is up being a hybrid. It is a hybrid space. When I'm speaking there, half of the folks who are in my sphere are there because of my work, so it's never really personal. And that is a boundary that I chose. I could choose to maintain my Facebook to be much, much smaller and more closed, and so I do have to be aware that I'm sort of speaking to a hybrid audience there, but sometimes you just want to get on Facebook and gripe too. Louise: You want to have a good old Facebook page and just get supported. That's kind of what we want to. Lindley: Right. But yeah, it's so important that all recognize that when we are treated badly for something about ourselves or related to something about ourselves, that's not ever our fault. Louise: Ah, such a good message. And the solution isn't to be kinder to the person who's being the dick head. Lindley: Yeah. I don't owe someone who is oppressing me, who is treating me badly based on the size of my body. I don't owe them in anything. I don't owe them an explanation. I don't owe them kindness. I don't owe them education. The only thing I owe is to myself to minimize the harm done to me. And if I give them anything beyond that, that's a gift. Louise: Yeah. Ah, God, what you're saying is so important, it's going to resonate with so many listeners. I just know it. Lindley: I hope so. It's time to stop blaming ourselves for the way that we're treated. Louise: Yes. Yes. And just last week, one of my clients was talking to me about a health interaction here in Australia with yet another person who is kind of locating the problem, same story. There's a person who's lived for a very long time in a larger body, tried every diet under the sun, the body's not going to change size. Now there's a health condition that needs urgent attention, and this person has been told very nicely that the problem is their body size. And they're actually experiencing delays to the actual treatment, while they are referred to a “obesity clinic” to address the problem of their size. And the emphasis there for this person, this health profession was being kind – it was being said to me in a nice way, which was a revelation for this person, because they've been treated so unkindly, but people can still be kind and still be a dick head. Lindley: Yeah. Oh yeah. Like a doctor, many years ago now; the doctor who lied to me about my health numbers so that she could put me on an off-label medication to try to make me lose weight. And so, she told me I had a condition that I did not have so that she could prescribe me a medication to actually try to make me smaller. She was so nice about it. I assure you; she was kind and sweet and gentle while she lied to me and gave me an unnecessary medication for a decade. Oh, she was very nice though. Louise: I have no words, that is dreadful, but this brings us right back to that Whole30 thing, right. I'm sure their body positive event would be full of kindness and niceness and fairy wings. But what the fuck are they doing? They're selling a diet. Lindley: Yeah. And you can, you can put as much lipstick on that pig as you want, but it's still going to be a pig. And I understand that pigs are smart, sweet, intelligence animals, they're still going to be a pig. Louise: That's right. You know, shit rolled in glitter is still shit. Lindley: Yeah, it's still terrible. Louise: So I've looked at your website and there's the most beautiful photo of a woman in a larger body, in a chair, in a garden, and oh, it is stunning. It is such a beautiful photo. And there are many, many photos like that. And I really want to talk to you about your photography, like how you got… so you got angry at the science, you got all fired up, you started to take pictures of people and now ended it up in this body liberation photography. So tell me about that and how you feel that photographing larger bodies is such an important piece? Lindley: Yeah, there are two sides to the photography. The one side is the stock photos, and for that I'm finding people who most of those folks are not models. They're just regular folks that I find in various ways. And then I'd also do offer client photo sessions; boudoir photography and portrait photography and business branding like business photos, and so there's sort of the two sides of it. And I started out doing the client photography because when I quit my full-time job, that seemed like the most obvious path to take income-wise at the time. And a couple of years later, there's a stock photo company, a very famous one called Getty images, based out of New York – when you see red carpet photos and you see really high quality stock photos that big companies use, those are often from Getty. They are very large and powerful. And they released, I think it was in 2017, they released a special stock photo collection. That was a body positive collection. And it got a ton of press. And I got really excited because we need – the more of that in the world, the better. But I went to go look at the photos and it turned out that they were mostly people who are again, in the US average size, which again is much larger than model size body. It was still different, but it wasn't particularly representative. And also, the photos were very expensive and they were also for editorial use only. And in stock photo lingo, that means that you can't use them for marketing. Louise: Okay. Lindley: What on earth was the whole point of that? Louise: What are they folding? Lindley: What a wasted opportunity. And so once again, I got mad and I said, I can do that, so I did. Louise: And you went like the full spectrum of body sizes, and identities, and cultures and genders, it's like everything, basically humans. Lindley: Yeah. When I am looking for models for the stock photos, and again, most of these people aren't trained models, but when you pose, you become one. So now these folks can all say that they're, that they're models too, which is cool. But I am always looking for the largest possible bodies to represent because I'm the only one on the planet doing this work right now, photographing very fat people – the only one. And I look forward to the day when that's not true. I look forward to the day when I have tons of competition. Louise: When it's not a niche or a specialty. Lindley: Yeah. And it turns out that many of the people who come to work with me on that basis are also people of color, are also LGBT+, or they're folks, or they have a mental illness, or they have a disability. They bring these other identities with them, and so I have the honor of being able to represent those things as well. Lots of folks in eating disorder recovery. Louise: Yes. And so, how did someone, like, if someone wants to do a stock photo with you, do they approach you or do you like follow people in shopping centers and ask them? What do you do? Lindley: It's been a combination. I have an email list that I maintain. And if you would like to be on that list, I am in Seattle, Washington in the US. But if you're ever visiting or you want to be on my list just in case, you are welcome to contact. We'll put that in the show notes, but I do have an email list that I send out model calls to, at least in non COVID 19 times. And then, I did once follow a coworker into a work bathroom; I was doing a corporate contract at a big company, and I had kept running into this woman, she was just lovely and seemed, I don't like you can tell when you're washing your hands at a bathroom sink beside someone, but she seemed very nice. And she was right in the demographic I represent. And so finally I followed her into the bathroom one day and I said, “I'm so sorry if this is creepy, and you can tell me to leave at any point and I will leave and never talk to you again. But I do photography and I'd love to have you as a model.” And she came and modeled for me, and it was wonderful. Louise: That is so gorgeous. Lindley: But yeah, it's a combination. When I started out, I was finding people on Craigslist, which is an American website, the classified ads, so it is just been a combination. Louise: Fantastic. Have you heard of Obesity Canada? Lindley: I'm aware that they exist. I've tried not to get tangled. Louise: That's pretty gross. It's pretty eww. Well, actually, I'm not sure who has released it, but they're kind of like this O organization up there who have this stock photos collection. Lindley: Oh yeah. It's another one of those weird co-opting things. Louise: Yeah. Yeah. And they work very closely with our friends at Novo Nordisk who are releasing all the weight loss drugs, and trying to take over the whole world. Lindley: Of course. Louise: Yes. But those I guess they're competition for you in a way. Lindley: Well, yeah, in a way. There's also a free collection on a website called Unsplash of our own bodies. And those photos are lovely and they are free to use, unlike my photos, which are not free because I need to eat. Louise: Imagine that! Lindley: Yeah. My models have the choice of, they can either choose a living wage money or for every hour that they are modeling or they can choose to be paid in photos. Many of them are very poor and they need the money, so I'm happy to pay them. But everybody involved in mine gets paid a living wage, which is why the photos aren't free because I get paid a living wage too. But yeah, there are some collections out there that do compete, which is fine. Again, we need all the representation we can get. Louise: We too, but I guess it's ethics, isn't it? And because I think that some of the people who are being photographed for those stock photos associated with the O organizations use members of their so-called patient groups, who are people who – that's another kind of section of my podcasts, people who are being encouraged by the weight loss industry to promote body positivity in the name of getting better public healthcare for weight loss surgeries and the like. So, it's really nice to hear about the ethics of you treat the people that you work with. Lindley: Yeah. When I'm photographing people, because again, almost everyone who comes to me… now, sometimes I'll get people who are just like, I'm ready. Let's do it. I love my body. I'm ready to show it off. Let's do the thing. Louise: How often does that happen? Lindley: It's rare, but it's cool. That's fun too. But most of the people who come to me, they're nervous. These are bodies – we live in these bodies that are not considered okay. And now here's this girl with a camera pointed it at you going, “No, you're great.” That's very disconcerting. And so, we do a lot of coaching. We do a lot of… I tell people like they get to control when they're done, whether they need a bathroom break or they're hungry or they just need to not have a camera pointed at them. It's a very warm and friendly environment because that's the only way to be ethical about this. And if nothing else, if you're unhappy, it's going to show in the photos. Louise: Yeah, of course. Lindley: So I have a vested interest in keeping you relaxed too. But these organizations releasing these photos is another example of this smiling oppression because it doesn't matter. Louise: What a beautiful way of putting it. Lindley: It doesn't matter how nice you are about it; if you're trying to erase me, and if you're trying to get me to pay you for surgeries or drugs or meal plans or meals or whatever, or weigh-ins, whatever that are not evidence-based. And you can tell I'm all fired up about this, come back to our theme again, because it doesn't matter how nice you are about it. Louise: You're still a dick head. Lindley: I know all about nice, but nice is not kind and kind is not anti-oppressive. Louise: Yeah, we've got to stop this bullshit. Yeah, I love that term “smiling oppression”. Yeah, if people are being nice to you and trying to represent you, and simultaneously trying to eradicate you; that's bullshit. Lindley: Yeah. I mean, again, I talk about being Southern because it's very relevant here because I have an ancestor who owned a slave, who owned another human being. That was a couple hundred years ago, so I had no idea whether that person was nice to their slave. I wouldn't have any way of knowing. Louise: It doesn't matter. Lindley: Yeah, it doesn't matter. In the south, one of the things that I was taught in history classes in school was that slavery wasn't it really all that bad because people were nice to their slaves and let them live in the house, and I'm not going to repeat the rest of it. It is very… Louise: Oh my God, that's just, yeah. Lindley: Yeah. And I had to learn better as an adult. But just because, and I'm not comparing slavery and fatphobia, they are not the same thing. They are not the same oppression. It doesn't matter how nice I am to you' if I am hurting you, if I'm stepping on your foot while smiling and asking you about the weather, the proper response is, “Hey, get off my foot.” Louise: Yeah. Right. Oh God, so many people need to hear this, and it's so good to hear how fired up you are. Lindley: We're being lied to, and we're continuing to be lied to by people who want to present, particularly weight loss surgery is now the big new thing, but it's still not evidence-based. We know that the side effects are really horrific, that a lot of people die. And then most people who even have that surgery gain the weight back. I know somebody who's had it twice and the doctor is pushing her to have it a third time because it didn't work. I mean, she lost the weight and then she regained it right back because that's what human bodies do – they protect. Louise: Our bodies are amazing. They're smarter than the weight loss surgeons. Lindley: Yeah. My body says, “I see a famine coming. We're hungry, I need to protect you.” That's what our bodies are doing. Louise: And I love that the photography that you do highlights the beauty inherent in diversity. And like that picture of the woman in the backyard, she is by no means small and she is just absolutely, like, there is just such beauty in that photo. A lot of the people that I work with really can't see that beauty in their own body and really don't even look at their own body, and that's where I guess photography can open up. Like, what are you trying to do for people when you take their photo, when you're aware of that much, like avoidance or disgusted or all of that stuff that people get stuck on when it comes to their own body? Lindley: Well, again, there's, there's kind of two facets. There is often when client come to me, generally the folks who are modeling for stock photos, because they are aware that those photos will be used publicly and sold, so there's an extra layer there of not only being willing to see yourself, but to know that many, many, many other people are going to see these. So generally, the folks who model for stock photos are maybe a little more ready for that. But a lot of the clients who come to me, maybe they haven't had a photo of themselves since their wedding day, or maybe they haven't had one since high school, or maybe they're always in the back of photos, or they're the ones behind the camera because they can't stand to be in front of it. And for those people, when I started doing this, I didn't know the term for it, but the term is exposure therapy. This is not a process that I'm qualified to coach at this point, generally, this is ad hoc, people do it for themselves. But people will often take their finished photos, and we've always look at them together. We always go through them together, both from that's… I mean, it's part of my sales process. It's business, we look at them together because people are buying products with them. But also for support, I think your photos are amazing, and I know that you will too, but I'm still going to be there to metaphorically hold your hand while we look at them. But then people take them home, and they'll look at them for just a minute. And then the next day they'll look at them for two minutes, and they will expose exposure therapy themselves. That's the coolest thing because they're teaching themselves to look at their own bodies. And then the other facet of that is that you saw that photo of the woman in the chair, in my backyard. I'm very lucky to have overgrown backyard to put people in. Louise: You have a nice backyard. Lindley: And we had the behind the scenes of that photo is that I had sheets hung up all over around her because the back of my backyard is open to the next area behind, so I had sheets hung up all over for privacy because she is very nude. So, you saw that photo on the website and it made a difference for you. You remembered it. And so the other facet is that you can… I don't know what the verb is. You can expose your therapy yourself by finding photos of people who are either look like you, like have your similar body type or are bigger or have visible disabilities, or basically by exposing yourself to all kinds of bodies, not just the ones that you kind of get forced fed by the media. You can do this process for yourself without necessarily having to look at photos of yourself. Although eventually you will also want to look at your own body, but you can do so much just by looking at people of actual bodies; look at them. Louise: Not in a creepy way – maybe in a creepy way. Lindley: I mean, maybe don't go staring at people in the grocery store. Louise: Don't follow people into the bathrooms at pools. Lindley: Yeah, please don't follow people around staring at them, but the internet is a wonderful place to stare at other bodies. Louise: Yeah. And actually, you raise a really good point because I think it's, well, 20 years into my foray into like the non-diet stuff. And I think me, even in the mid two thousands, looking at that same photo, I wouldn't have had the same reaction of just like being struck by the beauty because I hadn't done all of that. Like, I do surround myself with lots and lots of pictures of, like we've got naked women all over this house and my kids make a point of warning their friends, and I'm pretty sure my dad does think I'm a lesbian, which is okay, because I'm exposing him to diversity, but it's the exposure, exposure to diversity. If we see ourselves everywhere, represented everywhere and see other people represented everywhere, nothing strikes us as wrong, and then the beauty can grow. Lindley: Yeah. You know, what we are exposed to inn our regular lives, without taking efforts otherwise is a very narrow slice of humanity. And the more we see people… the more we see all different kinds of bodies, the more normal they become. The more we can see the beauty in those bodies as opposed to those bodies and out of bounds, or wrong, or transgressive, and the more you can expose yourself, the faster it will work. Louise: Yeah. And do you think that the last place that that kind of appreciation happens is your own body? Lindley: I think it depends for people. I think for some people, yes. I think for some people, body is the least, like theirs is the last place that happens. And I don't know, you know, I'm not in other people's heads, so I don't know whether that correlates with how outside the mainstream your own body is or not. Louise: Yeah, I do think there's something in that, but to keep going. So you are basically encouraging us all to take modes of ourselves. Lindley: Oh, yeah. Take some new selfies, seriously. Start in the bath. Like if you have access to like a bubble bath, because then you can like take pictures of your toes, like pointing delicately up from the bubbles and it's the least offensive nude in the world and it's really safe. And then you turn that camera around or use your use the other camera on your phone. Don't electrocute yourself please. Louise: Don't live stream it. Lindley: You take a photo of like if you have cleavage and you want to see that cleavage, like you do the bubbles and the cleavage. Again, I'm making hand gestures that you can't see so you don't imagine. And you do like the coy bubbles and the cleavage and you like camp it up. And then from there, you get out the bath and you dry off or not, I don't know your life. And you start putting that camera on a timer and you do whatever makes you happy if that's nudes or a costume or a Godzilla suit, I don't care – as long as you're seeing yourself. Louise: I love it. It sounds really playful. Lindley: Yeah. It doesn't have to be… like, there is a lot. And if you are an eating disorder recovery there a chance that you have been exposed to some of these exercises already on body image. There is a ton of resources out there on things like mirror work, where you're looking into mirror and seeing yourself and lots of… like, I have a whole book of journaling prompts about body image. There's a ton of resources out there, but just taking a selfie and deleting it, you can delete it. You don't have to keep it. Louise: You don't have to put it on Facebook. Lindley: You don't have to share it. I know that some people will start like a secret Instagram that is just them sharing selfies just to have them out into the world, but you don't have to, you don't have to do any of that. Louise: You don't have to perform this. Yeah, this is fast, this is good stuff. Lindley: Just like anything you can do. But again, you're not obligated to, this is not a moral imperative. You don't have to do selfies. You don't have to do nudes. You don't have to love your body. It's great if you can respect your own body, but there's no particular moral good in it other than that, you deserve it. None of these – I'm not giving you marching orders. I'm giving you some options, but like we get to do you. Louise: Lindley, thank you so much. This conversation has been immense and everything and awesome. Thank you for everything that you're putting out there in the world and for being so fired up. Lindley: Yeah, thank you. Such a joy to get to come in and talk about what I'm really head up about. Louise: Yeah, it's truly terrific. And I hope that your health condition gets properly addressed and that you feel better soon. Lindley: Thank you. Louise: All right. Thank you. Outro: What a dead set legend. Thank you so much, Lindley, I just adored that conversation and thank you everybody for listening. So if you are looking to learn more about Lindley and all of her amazing work, you can find her at bodyliberationphotos.com or on Insta @ bodyliberationwithlindley. And don't forget that her name has a silent D in it. So it sounds like Lindley, but it's L I N D L E Y. Okay everyone, that's all for this week's episode, I will see you soon, I promise. Take really good care of yourself in the meantime, trust your body, think critically, push back against diet culture, untrap from the crap. Resources Mentioned Find out more about Lindley here Follow Lindley on Insta @bodyliberationwithlindley

Nefarious New York Podcast
Craigslist Killer - John Katehis

Nefarious New York Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 28:09


George Weber found someone to fulfill his smothering fetish on Craigslist. The encounter ended with George being stabbed 50 times.

Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
383: Collaborating with Mr. Beast and Creating a Winning YouTube Formula with Derral Eves

Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 56:52


If you've never heard of Derral Eves, you've probably watched one of his hundreds of viral videos on YouTube. Derral currently owns 19 YouTube channels with “Gold Play Buttons” and collaborates with record-breaking YouTubers like Mr. Beast.    Eves is a lifelong learner and created VidSummit 8 years ago as a conference specialized for YouTube professionals. He also has a book called The YouTube Formula, which reveals the proven strategies that have made his YouTube videos successful.    Listen to Nathan and Derral discuss:  Discovering YouTube on Craigslist in 2005 Breaking the all-time TV and film crowdfunding record with The Chosen  Meeting YouTuber Mr. Beast and becoming collaborators Hot takes on Star Wars and how it applies to nurturing an audience Understanding the ideal viewer and how to increase retention rate Tactfully growing an audience instead of just being “on” the platform And much more...     Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode.   Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.    For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine

Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod
403: How to be Prepared, Not Paranoid

Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 27:21


I know this is a departure from topics I normally address on the podcast, but I hope you'll listen and take this episode seriously, as well as read this email for more details and resources. I took the time to record this for you from a place of moral obligation.  I don't know if you're aware, but we are experiencing a severe, unprecedented global supply chain crisis, and I've been researching and considering what this could mean for all of us. Specifically, there is a realistic possibility that we could experience food shortages in the relatively near future (this fall/winter). I'm talking about grocery stores and restaurants not being able to get food, and thus each of us having to rely on our own supply for an unknown length of time.  After experiencing relatively minor food shortages when the pandemic hit (think empty grocery shelves and no toilet paper), and more extreme shortages here in Texas last winter during what was known as the “snow-pocalypse” (it was very difficult to find any meat at grocery stores), and now paying close attention to the current supply chains (I have friends in related industries who have confirmed it's even worse than we're being told), I encourage all of us to get at least a 30 day supply of food. Although being prepared for longer (2-6 months) wouldn't hurt.  As for what food to buy, if you Google “emergency food” you'll get a bunch of unhealthy 25-year shelf life foods that are loaded with preservatives. But if you value eating healthy, I recommend simply ordering organic rice & beans, as well as mung beans that you can sprout (Google how to do that) - so that you can have “living” food that is also high in protein (7 grams of protein per 1 ounce). None of those are very expensive, even the organic stuff. I get all of the above on either Amazon or FoodToLive.com.  As for meat, I recommend stocking up now and if you can afford it, getting a deep freezer to store it in. My wife and I found a used one on Craigslist and also use it to freeze a good amount of organic vegetables. We also got a backup generator to power our fridge and freezer, in case we lose power like we did last winter in Texas, for 5 consecutive days.  If you want more variety, you might also consider buckwheat, oatmeal, nuts, freeze-dried fruits, and canned foods. Also, if you live in an area that experiences frozen pipes or power outages, stock up on bottled water and/or get a water filtration system like a Berkey filter (last year we also lost running water for 5 days).  To be clear: I'm not advocating hoarding or panic buying. Consider that if we each buy a little bit more now, while supply chains are still in tact, and stock up on what we might need in an emergency situation, then if we reach an emergency situation, those who prepared in advance don't have to go to the store and take food off of the shelves from those who weren't prepared. And BTW, I'm certainly not trying to scare you. That's not my intention here. Preparation isn't about becoming paranoid. Quite the opposite. It's about knowing that you'll be ready for whatever comes, rather than worrying about what might be.  In this short episode, I explain what I've been doing to plan ahead, including actionable steps you can take and resources you can use to be prepared. Hopefully our supply chains get figured out, but I'd rather us all be safe than sorry/hungry.

The PJC Cast
Hiding Shorts in the Woods

The PJC Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 42:47


Fck This Place: The Jobs Podcast
#112 - You Go To Hell For That w/ Chris Braaten

Fck This Place: The Jobs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 74:18


Podcast host Chris Braaten (I Like To Like Things Podcast) worked at the busiest Starbucks in the world, saved his employers from dying of oxygen deprivation, and before all that...he became the strongest 12 year-old alive. Nick and Chase stumble upon a Craigslist cornucopia of two wondrous opportunities where you can either help someone go camping or get paid nothing until April of 2022.   Sh*ts about to get real...it's the Fuck This Place podcast! _________________________________________________________________________________________   Chris's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-like-to-like-things/id1478980937 Chris's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/like2likethings/ Chris's Twitter: https://twitter.com/like2likethings _________________________________________________________________________________________   Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fuckthisplacepod/ Our Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fckthisplacepod Our Youtube-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNGWlaHVqQO9-q37UpPdh8A _________________________________________________________________________________________   Question about your job? Wanna yell at us? Text us at: 470-BAD-JOBS // 470-223-5627 Share the pod: https://linktr.ee/FckThisPlace About Fck This Place: The Jobs Podcast Nightmare Bosses! Creepy Craigslists! Ungodly Hours! Nick Aragon and Chase McNeill bring you the best of the worst jobs every Tuesday.

Rumble in the Morning
Craigslist 2021 …Kevin the fish is a jerk …56-year-old man seeks nudist roommates …Forget Uber get a

Rumble in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 8:44


Craigslist 2021 …Kevin the fish is a jerk …56-year-old man seeks nudist roommates …Forget Uber get a

Carnival Personnel
CP EP 186 - A Little Joe Goes A Long Way

Carnival Personnel

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 76:59


Did I lie to Joe and say we had a retro game store owner zooming in to talk Retro World in Hartford this past weekend … NO … that was really the plan … did it work out where Biff and I got Joe for the whole show and our lives AND the podcast are much better for it … survey says YES. Big week as Joe found Jacques a “vader model” 2600 Atari WITH  12 games for FREE for Jacques on Craigslist, which Jacques will use on Nov. 17th at Mill 5 in Lowell for his retro gaming event, called Joe's Basement (nope, not kidding)… Joe, Jacques and their wive's kids all drove the 2 hours to Hartford for Retro World… Jacques 1st time … Joe's … 10th(?) … totally awesome.  The all chatted Joe and Jacques taking in recent guest Greg Boggis' first live show in 20 months, Mondo Comedy (at Luna Theater inside Mill 5 in Lowell) and yes, Jacques “borrowed” a joke from that show to open the podcast this week. Biff… had a sort of scary, real crime, clip to break down from the home land this week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaKfAWAdS8I Dude dressed sort of like The Joker sets fire to moving subway car!   Biff also talks his covid booster shot and just how awful the NHL can be when it puts its mind to it!   Parenting tips, Only Murders In Building, Baby Metal … and more.  Oh… much … much much more.   CP on Twitter: @CarnivalPodcast       Biff on Twitter is @BiffPlaysHockey Joe on Twitter is: @Optigrabber Jacques on Twitter is @TheJacques4   Opening Song: Gomer by Dan Cray and Beyond Id Closing Song: Mark by Dan Cray and Beyond Id  

FANTI
Swipe Fright: Online Dating

FANTI

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 53:08


If you are looking for more episodes to listen to after this one, check out Jarrett's guest appearance on Bullseye's Episode Tamron Hall. Tre'vell makes a mention of Kenneth Petty, and for all those that forgot, Petty is Nicki Minaj's husband, and he sexually assaulted Jennifer Hough. Listen to our Episode 87, Dear Old Nicki, WTF (ft. Gerrick Kennedy), and learn more.  Pass the PopcornThe press has been raving that Season 2 of HBO Max's Love Life is all about Black love because it focuses on Marcus Watkins (played by William Jackson Harper), a young Black man that has grown tired of dating apps. Starting to notice a theme? Because Season 2 is so Black-love centered, we are jumping into the conversation. Black History Is Happening Every DayMalcolm Kenyatta is a Democrat serving as Member of the House for Philadelphia County's District 181 whose work inspired this little boy to dress up as him for Halloween.DIS/Honorable Mentions HM: Although released in 2017, great albums stay great, so go check out Leikeli47's Wash & Set.HM: Fred Hammond is a part of a gospel collection titled, Sunday Morning, and Jarrett LOVES Hammond's Way Back When. HM: Check out the artist Sevndeep. HM: Tarana Burke's book, Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too, is a great listen for audiobook lovers. Our Sponsors This WeekBetterHelpFANTI listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/FANTIUncommon GoodsTo get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/FANTIGo ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer. Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Lorraine WheatMusic: Cor.eceGraphics: Ashley Nguyen

The Dave Glover Show
11-3-21 Hour 3 Craigslist

The Dave Glover Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 30:08


We play Craigslist with Dave Murray! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cool Parents
195 - Papa Rope

Cool Parents

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 80:39


We have some Missed Connections from Craig's List for ya, as well as a round of I Love This Business and so much more! Oh, there's also a legitimate appearance from a certain major celebrity with a butt-chin. No joke, check it out. Thanks for listening! Support the show at: www.patreon.com/coolparents  

The Royal PalmCast
Starting a Real Estate Agency: Jennifer Desrosiers

The Royal PalmCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 30:55


In 2010, Jennifer Desrosiers answered an ad on Craigslist and got her first job in real estate — as assistant to a local broker. A decade later, she was running her own agency with five agents working under her. For those interested in a similar career path, she says the goal is reachable by almost anyone willing to put in the work.As owner-broker of Rose Tree Realty in Bokeelia, Jennifer brought discipline, structure — and enthusiasm — to the role. On this episode, she shares her story and offers advice on how to avoid common mistakes and missteps on the way to success in the real estate business.Host: Jim Sanville. Producer: Jerry Johnson. 

The Lets Read Podcast
112: Episode 100 | Craigslist & Morgue Stories | 24 True Scary Horror Stories

The Lets Read Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 149:35


Welcome to the ONE HUNDRETH episode of The Lets Read Podcast! This podcast includes narrations of true creepy encounters submitted by normal folks just like yourself. Today you'll experience horrifying stories about Craigslist, Morgues & People Under Our House... HAVE A STORY TO SUBMIT?► www.Reddit.com/r/LetsReadOfficial FOLLOW ME ON - ► Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letsread.official/ ► Twitter - https://twitter.com/LetsReadCreepy ►YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/letsreadofficial ♫ Background Music & Audio Remastering: Simon de Beer https://www.instagram.com/simon_db98/ PATREON for EARLY ACCESS!►http://patreon.com/LetsRead

The PJC Cast
Every Door a Window

The PJC Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 40:11


Everytime we touch, I get this feeling, and everytime there's a door I swear it's a window!

Pure Dog Talk
“The Rest of the Story” -- From Craigslist to Number One Field Spaniel

Pure Dog Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 22:36


“The Rest of the Story” -- From Craigslist to Number One Field Spaniel Mikala Seymour and her Field Spaniel, Riley, are an impressive team. Riley, GCHB CH Bruce's Living the Life @ Upland, is currently the number one field spaniel all-systems and a national specialty winner, entirely owner-handled. This is a significant accomplishment for anyone. But “the rest of the story” is the impressive part. Mikala just turned 18 years old. And Riley came to her through Craigslist, as a three year old. A junior handler and a backyard dog teaming up to successfully take on the dog show world is not an everyday occurrence. “He was actually found for sale on Craigslist by my mentor,” Mikala said. “He was down in Texas. Three people piled together and were able to get him up here. My mentor when she finally got him had a table with her. She put him on the table, racked him up and said ‘underneath this mess of a dog' 'cause his fur was matted and disgusting ‘there's a really nice dog under here. I think it needs Mikala's touch' pretty much is what she said. She ended up cleaning him up a little bit and shipping to me. That's when I started putting in the hard work. I had to teach him how to run, I had to teach myself how to groom. It was a good almost year of learning for me and we created a special bond and we've just gone from there. “He was pretty much someone's pet that they barely did anything with. They barely socialized him or anything. But he is the sweetest little thing. He just wants attention and he's done so much for me. He's learned to tolerate a lot too, with the grooming and stuff. He wasn't too happy about it at first, but once he figured it out, he's getting to be good with it now. “I'm actually third generation with this. We started in Saints. I started showing Saints as well in juniors and in the bred ring. (That's) the breed that I fell in love with. It made me want to continue doing this. And then somebody said I should try a sporting dogs to be a little more flashy over the big drooly Saint, so we tried that and it just kind of snowballed from there.” Mikala offered her top three tips for anyone who wants to be successful with their dog in the ring: Find what makes your dog click. Get inside their head. “Learn what makes your dog special and get that connection with them so that they want to please you.” Always talk to people. Learn more about your breed. Learn about other breeds. Get advice from other people with your breed. “Learn from them and take everything with a grain of salt 'cause everyone's gonna have a different opinion. You have to do what's right by your dog, while still listening to their advice and thinking about ‘is this gonna work for my dog or can I use this tip but do it in a different way, so it works better for my dog' kind of a thing.” Just have fun with it and do your best. As long as you're having fun, you can't go wrong.   Support this podcast

Brooke and Jubal
Missed Connections (11/01/21)

Brooke and Jubal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 7:00


Everybody is looking for love and Young Jeffrey is here to help you find it. Hear the finest that Craigslist has to offer.

Topic Lords
106. Hearses For Snakes

Topic Lords

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 61:07


Support Topic Lords on Patreon and get episodes a week early! (https://www.patreon.com/topiclords) Lords: * Shannon * Alex Topics: * Corn maze vs hedge maze: which one is better? What's the best maze material? * World Record Corn Maze in Dixon CA: https://www.coolpatchpumpkins.com/ * Projectable Halloween Decoration Animations * https://vimeo.com/465549120 * For the halloween season: the spookiest story I know, about Dave Mustaine sleeping on a chair. * Rob Zombie - Dragula * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqQuihD0hoI * Unedited (syncable) commentary: https://youtu.be/tRtRpWqxh5o * Google spirit * Interactive halloween costumes * Reverse Trick or Treating: https://youtu.be/xhSCjECO90 * https://www.hearsehub.com/ * One Cut of the Dead 100% Tomatometer rating: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/onecutofthe_dead Microtopics: * Top ten dog features. * Top one dog feature. * The resident holiday specials expert. * One Cut of the Dead. * Opening the door and saying "hello!" * Maze season is upon us. * Eating your way out of the corn maze. * Laminating your corn maze so the corn doesn't blow over when it rains. * Topiary vs. Scarecrow. * The barrier that humanity doesn't realize it can cross until it's across the threshold. * Building a maze out of "employees only" and "wet floor" signs so nobody even realizes they're in a maze. * How to ethically put someone in a room escape situation without getting their informed consent first. * Whether Dustin has teeth yet. * The best maze material is the social contract. * Pepper's Ghost. * Bone Chillers 2. * Projecting animated ghost pirates rear projected onto your window. * An actual live human Pepper's Ghost and whether that ghost sees us as the ghosts. * Interactive ghosts. * Turtle Talk. * Wanting to spend all day pretending to be a skeleton. * Dave Mustaine's terrifying sleeping injury. * Saturday Night Palsy. * Losing feeling in your fingers because you carried groceries too much. * Taking law school exams without any feeling in your fingers. * Disrupting ambulances by taking an Uber to the hospital. * Keeping a big basket of Epipens and Narcan in your cab, just in case. * Whether they give you another one if you use your Epipen on someone else. * Chatting with a doctor online and they ask you your favorite kind of beans and then they're like "oh yeah you definitely need Narcan" and write you a prescription. * Getting your Narcan certification and treating every human interaction as an opportunity to deploy your Narcan. * Mr. Zombie. * Rob Zombie doing the "What is Love" head bob in his Dragula. * Withholding the Dragula for most of the music video, like how they didn't show the shark for most of Jaws. * Extremely tall guitars. * A tiki head spray painted silver. * T-posing Rob Zombie singing at the ceiling. * A woman who is in this music video to not wear a lot of clothes * Ghost Dad playing keytar in the back. * The most adorable Rob Zombie. * The origin of the silver headed tiki robot. * The silver headed tiki robot doing a high kick. * Watching the music video for Dragula and then excitedly searching Craigslist for hearses. * A hearse with a tramp stamp. * The two happiest days you'll ever have with your hearse. * hearsehub.com * Local rug artists. * The kind of person who would think it's fun to role play a Spirit Halloween employee. * Coronavirus is transforming the death care industry, according to Funeral and Cemetery News on hearsehub.com. * Getting a hearse long enough to be pulled by a mini dachshund. * Logrolling the snake coffin over a series of snake pallbearers. * Crowdsurfing for Snakes. * A guy dressed up like Pokemon Go for Halloween where you spin his helmet to dispense a Pokeball and then throw the Pokeball at Pokemon that are also part of the costume. * Reverse trick or treating. * Setting up a haunted maze in the front yard of every house you trick or treat at and when nobody answers you have to just wait for them to get home because dang it you spend half an hour setting up the maze. * Kill or Queen?

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE
“You Never Know” – Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

Harvest Community Church (PCA) in Omaha, NE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021


Hear now, the word of the Lord from Ecclesiastes 11:1-6. Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. 3 If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. 4 He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. 5 As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. 6 In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good. Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God endures forever. This past Friday, my family and I went on some errands. We got to a store where we needed to go. My wife went in and I stayed back with the kids in the van. Our baby started in this time to get a little restless, so I had just gotten him out of the car seat when my wife texted me that she was done and she was headed on her way back out. Well, in the course of trying to get the baby back in the car seat and texting my wife to let her know where exactly we were parked in the parking lot, so that she could come out to find us. I guess I set my phone on top of the van and forgot that it was there. It wasn't until an hour later that I realized when we were home and getting out of the van and heading inside, and I went to grab it that I realized the phone was not with me. In a moment of horror, I realized what I had likely done. Now that was an unsettling moment, to say the least. I realized that my chances were not good. Things looked grim. There was almost no way I was going to be able to get this phone back. I started to think about where this could possibly be. We drove across a long area. I thought, how long can a phone stay on the top of a van as it's driving at high speeds? Then apparently it fell off, so can a phone survive a fall to the pavement at that high speed? Even if it survives, the initial impact can survive being driven over by the cars and the semis that I was sure would be driving over it. At that moment, the risks were high, the odds were very low. I was faced with the question, you know, what can you do when there's nothing you can do? There wasn't much I could do at that point to go back and tell my foolish forgetful self to take my phone off of the van. So what can you do when there's nothing to do? Well, you can only do what you can do. So I did the only thing I could do. Which was I pulled up, Find My Phone and I was able to locate my phone. It was in the middle of a two way street that I knew exactly where it was, about the first major turn we took. It was about 8.8 miles from my house and it was 1.8 miles from the store we were at. So if you're asking how long a phone stay on the top of a van, it's 1.8 miles. So I went there in a panic. I was using my wife's phone to FaceTime with her at home to coordinate so that when I got there, she could press the little tone function that it'll beep and let you know where it is. When I got there, there was way too much traffic, which didn't make me feel better. I couldn't hear a thing. So here I was, I realized it wasn't in the center of the street. Thankfully, there was actually a raised median. So to try to get a better look, I walked out on the median. This is in the dark, mind you, as cars are whooshing around me. The things we do for our phones. I went all the way out and I couldn't hear anything and she says, I'm hitting it, I'm hitting it. I could hear nothing, but as I walked, eventually I saw it and there it was. Incidentally, if you need a good review for a cell phone case, I have one and it's totally unharmed. Now there are times in life where there's just not much we can do again, where the risks are high, where the odds are very low, and in those moments, it's really tempting just to quit before you start. To say, well, there's really nothing can be done here. There's absolutely no chance that this will be pulled off. I genuinely have no idea how that landed in direct middle of the median, except by the grace and the providence of God. The preacher here wants us to know that as much as he has said throughout this book about foolish action, about fools rushing into areas where they haven't thought things through or acting in a foolish way, especially by putting too much faith in a world that is ultimately vain and broken. The preacher does not want us to make the opposite mistake of thinking that wisdom consists in inactivity and passivity and just waiting back and just throwing in the towel and quitting before we have actually started. Just saying, why bother with this at all? That approach is the preacher tells us in this passage simply isn't wise. So the preacher tells us that in unsettling uncertainty, and I certainly had unsettling uncertainty with regard to my phone, we need to take appropriate action. That's our big idea In unsettling uncertainty, take appropriate action. This is a passage about not so much the ways that we can save the world with our heroic efforts, but this is a passage that is designed to get us to do something, to do whatever it is that we can do, even when we don't know at all whether things are going to work out. So the first part of our passage is, first of all, Unsettling Uncertainty and Appropriate Action. And we're going to look at verses one through four for that. Then the second part, which is "You Never Know!" and that's an exclamation point if you're taking notes, there in verses five and six. Only two points today. 1. Unsettling Uncertainty and Appropriate Action 2. You Never Know I do want to say this is a sermon that is dealing with more common themes, themes about the ways in which we conduct our lives in the world, personally and professionally and things like that and so it's good and right for us to focus on that. However, I do want you to know that at the end, I will consider what this has to say about the gospel. So hang with me until that point. Unsettling Uncertainty and Appropriate Action So the first part unsettling uncertainty and appropriate actions and verses one through four. Verses one through four have a series of proverbs where there's a little bit of wisdom given in each one. Individually, some of these proverbs are quite obscure. It's hard to know exactly what the preacher means in some of these proverbs, but together the message is very clear. So it's important for us to understand together what they are saying so that we can go back and look at each proverb individually. The big idea that he's getting at is that again, the vanity of life that the preacher spent so much time talking about, don't put your hope in this life. This life will not satisfy you. You will not find what you were looking for. That message the preacher doesn't want us to misconstrue as a justification to shut down or to retreat or to withdraw, or to slip back into passivity in life. The preacher has warned us often about foolish action. Now he is going to warn us about foolish inaction. One of my favorite proverbs gets at this it's Proverbs 26:13, which says, "The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!” Proverbs 26:13 So you have to think, but why would a sluggard say that there is a lion in the road? You realize, well, there probably isn't a lion in the road, but somehow the sluggard convinces himself that there is a lion in the road to justify his passivity, his laziness, his sluggardliness. It's easy to imagine risk, and there very often is real risk all around us, but it's foolish to see danger and risk as a reason not to do something. Again in unsettling uncertainty take appropriate action. Derek Kidner, a commentator on this passage, looks at this section versus one through six and just summarizes it with two words, be bold. Well, as we look at these individual proverbs, the first one is probably the most obscure, the hardest to interpret and verse one. The preacher says, "cast your bread upon the waters", that's the hard part to understand, "for you will find it after many days." Now, it's that last line that gives us a little bit of clarity about what he's saying whatever it means to cast your bread upon the waters, and I'll go through some possibilities here. What the preacher is getting at is that we must, first of all, account for delays. Whatever is going to happen from casting your bread upon the waters, the only benefit you are going to get will only happen after many days. There's going to be a delay. In life, whatever we do, the things that we do, we have to account for the fact that things don't happen, rapid fire as much as we wish that they would. So what then does it mean to cast your bread upon the waters? Well there's three major options. The first one is alms giving, giving to the poor. Now the weakness of this is that it is nowhere mentioned or hinted at in this passage, but that's one of the traditional interpretations through the ages, that this is about giving to the poor, alms giving to the poor. The idea is that it will come back to you, it'll find you out after many days. The second option has to do with thinking of casting your bread upon the waters as some kind of senseless action. Really, if you think about it, nothing is gained by throwing your bread into water. It just becomes a soggy, sloppy mess. You can't really eat it anymore. It's just goopy. The idea is that this world is so unpredictable that even the senseless things that you do will have some result at some point in time in the future. Now that's a possibility, but I think the best explanation is that this is talking about overseas trade putting your bread, your products, your work, the produce of your work on the ships and sending them out onto the seas to trade overseas. Now there are two reasons to think this. Douglas Miller and his commentary points out how many economic matters are dealt with. Again, this is a sermon about common things in our common everyday lives. He talks about bread and verse one, he talks about the portion in verse two, in verse four we have sowing and reaping. Again, this tells us that these economic matters that we're probably not dealing with alms giving, giving to the poor, we're probably dealing with some kind of productive business commerce kind of activity. The second reason for thinking that this is trade overseas is that we are told twice in 1 Kings that Solomon himself, the author of Ecclesiastes, was engaged in that very work. I 1 Kings 9:26-28 and 10:22, we read twice that Solomon himself put his bread, his goods, his tradable items onto ships and sent them overseas to trade. Now think about the uncertainty of overseas trade in those days. You couldn't get real time updates about where your cargo was. You couldn't even get delivery notification. You wouldn't find for many days whether the ship had successfully sailed somewhere, made the trade and come back with your profits until many days. The preacher saying it's still worth it, even though it's going to take many days account for those delays but be bold in your life. Don't slip into foolish inaction or passivity. In verse two, the preacher tells us also this that we must diversify your investments. Look at verse two, "give a portion to seven or even to eight", there's that diversity, "for you know not what disaster may happen on Earth." You invest in one area and a disaster may strike that, but if you invest in seven or eight areas, it's much less likely the disaster will strike all of those areas. So through your diversification, your wealth will be made safer. Again, risk is not a justification for inaction. What the preacher is trying to say is don't put too much stock in the vanity of this world, but you have to live. You have to make an income. You have to support yourself. So make sure that your action is wise and it's governed by wisdom. Well, third, verse three, the preacher says, whatever will be will be some things are inevitable and beyond our control. So look at verse three, "If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie." Some things are going to happen. Sometimes it rains. Sometimes trees fall. Those things are going to happen. You are going to encounter disasters and hindrances, whether you're active or not. So saying this, not to paralyze us, but the opposite he is trying to prove to us that there is never a risk free adventure. So in verse four, he tells us not to be ruled by risk. Don't be ruled by risk. Look at verse four, "he who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap." Now, the preacher has already said at a few different times in Ecclesiastes that there is a proper time for certain things. Ecclesiastes 3:1, that's the famous song that was sung by the birds, "to everything there is a time and a season under heaven." You possibly heard on the radio or have you at least read it when we were studying it in this passage. There's a proper time for everything under the sun. What the preacher is saying here is there's never a perfect time. If you're waiting for the wind to stop before you sow or if you are waiting for the clouds to dissipate before you reap, you'll never find that perfect time. You've got to get on with your life. You've got to get on with your work. Before I worked in full time pastoral ministry, I worked for a tech startup, I was a bi-vocational pastor. I pastored in my free time and for my full time job, I worked for a tech startup. I had the privilege of working for one of my best friends. He was my boss and like most startups, we had a pretty good idea that we didn't fully know how to package or market or sell, but we just worked really hard to try to figure things out as we went along. So my job at that time was I was in sales. I made cold calls, endless cold calls to try to set up meetings where I could give sales pitches, where I could give trials of what we were doing in the hope that one day someone would pay our company for what we were doing. We were working really hard to get this company off the ground. Now, at that time, another company was started right about the same time and it was in the same sphere, the same industry, we had the same home city. So we were kind of competitors right from the beginning. Maybe because of this, they really started to hate our company and really harassed and attacked our company. It got so bad that my boss had his cell phone number posted on Craigslist with this company asking them to call and harass my boss at his home, it was extremely unsettling. The low point for me was when I came across a comment on a blog article randomly, it was a blog article about business ethics, and there was a story that was told about me, about my interactions with one of my clients that was absolutely a lie about the bad ethics that we had apparently engaged in. When I saw this, that they were attacking me and naming not only my company, but my client's company, I was hurt by this. I was embarrassed. What was I going to say? I was scared. I was angry. I felt helpless. This was extremely unsettling. What can you do when there's nothing you can do? Well, I worked not only for one of my best friends, but also his father was involved in this business and we went and asked him. A man named John Watson, and he'd been in business for 30 plus years. I don't remember exactly what he said, but I remember the wisdom that he shared. He says this kind of thing happens. This kind of thing happens and this too shall pass. He said, don't worry about that. But he says the second thing is you just got to keep doing what you're doing. Don't let this distract you. Just keep doing what you can do. Just keep moving. It was such an encouragement from a man who had clearly seen his share of battles and has faced his share of attacks and had seen so much, because he was getting the same wise advice as the preacher does here. Again, think about what the preacher said about the vanity of this world. He said no matter where you turn, no matter what you do, there is going to be unsettling uncertainty. The proper response to this is not inaction. We can't just slink back in our lives. The proper response is appropriate action. Well, after offering these four parables, the preacher then tries to give sort of a background justification, what justifies the four things he has told us. Here's the justification it's that you don't know much about this world, so you never know which of your efforts may prosper. You Never Know! So look at section two and verses five to six, and again, this is the part where it's just, you never know, you never know. In verse five the Preacher writes, "As you do not know", you don't know, you never know, "as you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything." The preacher saying you don't know much about this world, and he goes to the most basic fact of life. Indeed, without this fact, there would be no life. God created human beings to be embodied souls. We are souls and we are bodies and you can't separate that. Well, if you do that's called death, when the soul is stripped away from the body. If you just have a body without a soul that is a dead body, that's a corpse. In that time, when our souls are separated from their bodies after we die, we're not complete. We are awaiting the resurrection of our bodies so that we can once again be embodied souls. Our souls are never meant to be without bodies. The preacher is saying, think about this mystery. How is it that a soul comes into the life of a human child growing in the womb? Now this is a great proof of the sanctity of life in the womb. The soul comes to the child in the womb. This is a human being in the womb. This is one of the proofs we see in scripture that life is sacred and we must protect life in the womb. That's part of what we are seeing here. He's getting at this mystery. How does this happen? The answer is we just don't know. Even theologians debate this question to this day because the Bible doesn't give us much information outside of this verse about how this comes to pass. There's one theory among the theologians that just as your body is shaped by the mingling of the DNA of your parents, so also your soul is produced or generated by the mingling of your souls of your parents. Just as you pass down the material part of your body, so parents pass down also the souls down to their children. That's called traducianism. There's another view that God creates each new soul individually in the womb, and that soul comes to the child in the womb, that's called creationism. There's a healthy debate among Bible believing theologians because the Bible just doesn't say much about this mystery. What the preacher saying is if you don't even know about how you came to be, what do you know? What do you know about your life and about the work of God who makes everything? Well, verse six, since you don't know much, you never know what may prosper. Verse six, "In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand," This either means sow from morning until evening or sow in the morning and in the evening. I also wonder whether the two sowings might refer to two different kinds of seeds because the next thing he says is, "or you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good." Again, he talked about diversifying earlier in verse two, "give a portion to seven or even to eight for, you know, not what disaster may happen on Earth." So he is maybe saying, keep working, work diligently and maybe work in a different way so that whatever diversification you have to do so that something will prosper and your entire crop will not be lost. Now, regardless of what he means, again, the point is very clear unsettling uncertainty should not keep us from action, but rather spur us to diligent action, you just never know. If you don't understand the way that you came to be. How can you know how God will work in through your work in the world? This is the key issue here; this is where the preacher is bringing this into the work of God in the world. You can never understand the mysterious work of God in the world to turn things about, according to his will. Now, sometimes it's vexing. We work our hardest and all of our efforts come to nothing. The preachers talked a lot about that. Here he is saying it's actually to spur us to action. You don't know what will work, so when you're working, you are entrusting yourself to the mysterious will of God to bring about his results in the world. The 5th century church historian Theodoret tells a story about the mysterious work of God in the world. A story about a Christian monk named Telemachus. Now, for whatever reason, Telemachus was present one day at a Roman gladiatorial battle. Now Christians hated the gladiatorial battles. If you don't like the violence of a football game, understand that when someone gets injured in a football game, everyone stops and it's a big deal and they all clap when an injured person leaves the field. In a gladiator battle the point was to fight until blood was shed and people were left dead in the arena. So Christians hated the gladiatorial games. One day a monk was there and he saw what was happening was so horrified by the violence and the bloodshed that he ran out into the arena. Now the accounts, there are different accounts, it's unclear exactly what happened, except that we know that he died in the process of this. This monk was either killed trying to get between the gladiators or he was killed when the crowd thought, who is this who has the audacity to interrupt our entertainment? Then they demanded his death. Or maybe the city prefect demanded that he die. Something happened until Telemachus died. You think about all the gore and the bloodshed and the violence and the disregard for the sanctity of human life that Christians should oppose for and couldn't get any worse than this. Now a Christian's blood was shed as he was trying to stop the barbarism. But in the mysterious working of God, the story of this went to the Christian emperor Honorious, who from this point on January 1st in the year 404 forward took stock of this and made a ban on the gladiatorial game, so they were stopped from that day forward. One man didn't know what to do. What can you do when there's nothing you can do? One man did the only thing he could think to do, and it was a terrible plan. It was the only thing he could do, but it had no chance of success and he was killed in the process of this. The risks were high and the odds were low, and he lost his life. But you never know how God might work. You never know how God might work. That's the kind of boldness the preacher is urging us on toward in this passage. Application Now from this passage, let's consider two applications. The first, again, is that that common level. Again, this is a passage that's dealing with our common lives, what we experience personally and professionally, politically and culturally. 1. The first application is this that in unsettling uncertainty, take appropriate action, that's our big idea. Brothers and sisters, it's so easy to look at this world and despair. It's so easy to look at this world and be discouraged by everything happening in politics, in our culture in our neighborhoods, everything happening in our personal lives and in our work. It's so easy to just open up the paper and find a thousand new reasons to be discouraged. How can anyone function with these issues looming over our heads? Wouldn't it be better, don't we all sometimes fantasize about retreating, withdrawing, going somewhere else? Building a compound somewhere where we can be safe from this world? The preacher gives us such valuable wisdom here. He doesn't tell us to be cavalier or to be foolish, as though these issues didn't exist, to live in denial and pretend that things weren't happening. Yet he also doesn't want us to give up, to throw in the towel, to resign ourselves to passivity and inaction. Instead, he says that in unsettling uncertainty, take appropriate action. Account for delays, understand that progress and positive change doesn't happen quickly. To diversify your investments, make sure you make yourself less vulnerable and expand your opportunity for growth and success by diversifying where you invest your time, your talents and your treasures, what God has given you to steward. Whatever will be will be. Bad things are going to come one way or another. We don't know in advance the only thing that we know in advance is that we can't change what's going to happen before it comes. Fourth, don't be ruled by risk. Don't give up hope because of how bad things look. I heard someone recently distinguished between hope and optimism, and I thought it was really a good point for Christians. He says Christians are not optimists, they are hopeful. It means that we don't think that every little thing we do is going to work out perfectly in the way that we imagine it's going to do, that's what an optimist does. Ecclesiastes is a good dose of cold water on our optimism. The Christians are always hopeful. We believe that the God who is working all things and making everything and bringing everything to accomplish his will, is a God who loves us and a God who is caring for us and who has our best at heart for those who love him and who are called according to his purposes. God teaches us here that he is at work in ways that we cannot possibly understand, in our families, in our work, in our neighborhoods, and in our church. When you continue your work, you don't do so in spite of everything going on in denial. You do so because you know that God is the one who is ultimately in control. If you are feeling stuck today like this, life is not worth continuing, the preacher says you have no idea what God is doing in and through your life. You have no idea what God is bringing out of what you are doing and the frustration you are feeling. 2. Now again, the preacher is addressing all of life in this passage, especially business and professional pursuits. So it's right to give a general consideration to the exact subject matter he's addressing. It's also important, as we're here today to not miss the gospel in this. That application goes like this that in the uncertain growth of the Gospel, take appropriate action. What's so interesting is the way that Jesus uses this message. Jesus draws out the preacher's message here in Ecclesiastes, and he draws it into his many sermons in the Kingdom of God, especially as you think about all the way the Kingdom of God deals with sowing and reaping and the uncertainty of the growth of the Kingdom of God. Jesus took the preacher's message, and he says, this is about the Kingdom of God. In Mark 4:26-29 he tells this parable, for example. Jesus said, 26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” Mark 4:26-29, ESV You don't know how your soul came to be in your body in the womb. The farmer doesn't even know how the crop grows. All the farmer can do is to be diligent, to keep his hand to the plow, to keep working, even though he doesn't know. To know, who knows? No one knows. You never know, but to keep working, expecting that the God who makes everything will continue to work just as he has promised that seed time and harvest will never pass away until this world ends when Christ returns. Jesus said this wasn't just business advice. This isn't just how we should conduct our farms and our professional lives. This is about the progress of the kingdom, the progress of the gospel of Jesus Christ in this world. Are you discouraged by delays of the progress of the gospel? Charles Bridges, in his commentary on this, writes, "See how this passage furnishes to us a valuable rule and encouragement. He's such much of our toil in the gospel seems to be in vain. Much disappointment arises from the world and often more from the church. The soil is uncongenial. The prospect of harvest is precarious, but the promise is sure you will find it after many days." You don't know how the kingdom is going to sprout, but you will find it after many days. Are you unsure whether certain opportunities for ministry are worth it? Are you unsure about whether certain investment of the word of God into someone else or into your own life are worth it? Well, part of what the preacher says is diversify your investments. As a church, we're trying to pour the word of God into people from a number of angles. We're urging you to worship privately at homes and with your families. To do so as a part of disciple groups here at the church and Bible study, Sunday school classes, to take part in outreach and missions and evangelism just spread and scatter that seed in the gospel. Even though you don't know how it's going to grow. Ultimately in our corporate worship services, what we are doing right now is the pinnacle of our week where Jesus Christ is at work, spreading the gospel of the kingdom into our lives. Which one of these strategies will be the silver bullet, we don't know. God doesn't give us that. He just has to be faithful. Keep your hand to the plow. Don't wait until the perfect time when the winds have ceased and clouds have gone away. Continue laboring in the gospel. Share Jesus Christ wherever you go. Less I miss an opportunity in a book that is largely pre-evangelistic, trying to teach us wisdom in this book unless I miss an opportunity, let me tell you the gospel right now. The gospel that we are talking about the Jesus Christ to who used this sermon and integrated it into his own preaching about the kingdom, is a gospel about the son of God who loved you so much that he was sent by his father into this world to die for you in your place. God so loved the world that whosoever believes in Jesus Christ, he gave his son and whosoever believes in Jesus Christ shall not perish but have everlasting life. This seed is the gospel that goes out to all the world and you don't know where it's going to fall on good soil. Our task is not soil diagnostics. Our task is to scatter the seed and wait on the God who makes everything to do his work. Are you worried then the disaster is going to strike this church? Let me clarify it for you. Yes, disaster will strike this church and the church as a whole. Disaster has not ceased from striking the church of Jesus Christ from the day he sent his church into the world. Rain clouds will gather and trees will fall, we can't control that. We know it's going to come, we can only keep our hand to the plow. Are you doubtful in your own life about whether the time is right to serve or to share the gospel with someone you've been praying about for the wild for a while? Well, maybe it is, maybe it isn't, and I can't answer that question. To everything under heaven there is a time and a season, but there's a difference between looking for the proper time. Scripture says there is a proper time for everything under heaven and waiting endlessly for the perfect time that will never come. The proper time does come, the perfect time will never come until Jesus Christ returns. Five hundred years ago, those who began the Protestant Reformation were wondering whether the project to recover the scriptures and the preaching of Jesus Christ crucified for sinners had any chance to go anywhere. They were wondering about this. They were laboring in the gospel and didn't know where this would go. In fact, five hundred years ago this year, we celebrated the five hundred anniversary of the Reformation as a whole four years ago and 1517. Five hundred years ago this year, 1521 was the year that Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. It was in 1521 that Luther appeared before the Diet of Worms, where he had the chance to recant the preaching and the gospel. He had to think about this overnight. He knew this was an incredibly momentous decision in his life. Would he recant or would he stay faithful to the scriptures? On April 18, 1521, he said those famous words, "Unless I am convinced by the testimony of scripture or by clear reason, for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they have often erred and contradicted themselves, I am bound by the scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen." According to some tradition, this is when he said, "Here I stand. I can do no other." In the face of disaster, what did he do? He could simply stay faithful to the word of God. Keep his hand to the plow, keep studying, keep praying, keep preaching, keep teaching. He did not know what God was going to do. He did not know how those seeds of the gospel unleashed again after being clouded under a dark period of history where the gospel was veiled and covered over. He did not know what the gospel was going to do, and neither do we. He was called to be faithful in his time, and we are called to be faithful and ours. At the end of the day, we don't know how God is going to build his kingdom, the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, but we are given promises that should drive us to take appropriate action anyway. One of my favorites is in 1 Corinthians 15:58, and with this I'll close. 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Let's pray. Heavenly Father, we pray that you would give us faith to trust that you are continuing to work out your plan. In the deepest of uncertainties, we pray that you would give us faith, no matter how unsettling the situations we face, to continue following you to continue to take appropriate action to do whatever it is that we can do. Not as the hope of saving ourselves, we're trusting in Christ alone for our salvation, but trusting that you will take the few seeds that we scatter and will build something that we cannot think or imagine by your work and by your grace and all for your glory. We pray this in Christ name. Amen.

Lehto's Law
Feds Bust Three Men for Craigslist Odometer Tampering Scheme

Lehto's Law

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 9:10


And they all pleaded guilty. http://www.lehtoslaw.com

Kiss My Boner Podcast
KMBP " JOHN'S BIRTHDAY SHOW! " Kiss My Boner Podcast Season 4, Episode 20

Kiss My Boner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 106:20


In our season finale', we celebrate John's birthday!! Then we talk about Alec Baldwin, Kamala Harris, Dr. Tony Fowchy, top 10 NOT GAY things to do with your brother, " What's In The Bag? ", birthday phone calls, Craigslist missed connections, and more! Hit us up at http://www.kmbp.net

Invest Like a Boss
201: Investing in Co-Living with Homeroom CEO Johnny Wolff

Invest Like a Boss

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 66:41


Johnny FD interviews Homeroom CEO Johnny Wolff about co-living both as a tenant and potential investor. Then Johnny & Derek share their roommate stories, investing in Homeroom, and exploring creating your own co-living investment property. Johnny Wolff is the CEO and Founder of HomeRoom Coliving – one of the fastest growing coliving companies in the United States. After starting his career as a financial analyst in Silicon Valley (EA, SanDisk, Guidespark), he relocated to Austin, Texas to pursue real estate investing fulltime. His love for real estate investing and living with roommates motivated him to start HomeRoom in 2017, after an unusually terrible Craigslist roommate experience. In 2020, HomeRoom boasted 99% on-time rent payments, full occupancy, and zero evictions. Sales velocity for HomeRoom is up 300% in 2021 with hundreds of happy residents across 23 cities in 3 states. Powered by investor funds, HomeRoom recently expanded to Dallas and Austin, Texas. Johnny still lives in one of HomeRoom's first coliving houses in Kansas City, and enjoys hanging out and surviving the pandemic with his awesome roommates - especially on chicken wing Thursdays. Listen to ILAB 201 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Where we are: Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Ireland/ IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz - Venice Beach / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor: Flippa Visit Flippa.com/boss today to get the best price for your online business or register as a buyer and tap into the many businesses up for sale. Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon Discussed: HomeRoom: Coliving Rooms | Best Property Investment Marina del Rey, CA Co-Living Building Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links: ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamps: 17:34 – How does it work for a tenant? 21:17 – Can you explain why they are all 1 bedroom 1 bathrooms? 21:58 – What other fees are there for the tenant? 23:25 – How does it work for an investor? 26:30 – How did you calculate the numbers for the investment? 29:46 – What happens if the real estate market drops? 30:59 – How do you guarantee a monthly rent? 31:25 – Do you have to be accredited or do you have to be in the US to invest? 32:26 – What are the steps to be taken in order to invest? 35:02 – What kind of contract do you have with the investor? 37:02 – What are the policies if the owner wants to move in? 40:26 – Johnny and Derek review If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven't already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here!  Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.

Ten Minute Bible Talks Devotional Bible Study
How to Make Better Decisions | Annie Kelly | Proverbs 1:7

Ten Minute Bible Talks Devotional Bible Study

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 12:24


Would you consider yourself impulsive? Do you think through decisions before you make them? In today's episode, https://www.instagram.com/anniereakelly/ (Annie Kelly) not only shares the outcomes of some of her impulsive decisions (think tattoos and Craigslist dogs), but she also shares how https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%201%3A7&version=NIV (Proverbs 1:7) has helped her grow in her decision making. Like this content? Make sure to leave us a rating and share it with others, so others can find it too. Use #asktmbt to connect with us, ask questions, and suggest topics. We'd love to hear from you! To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TenMinuteBibleTalks (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/ (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/tmbtpodcast (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO and @TenMinuteBibleTalks. Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TenMinuteBibleTalks (https://www.facebook.com/TenMinuteBibleTalks) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/ (https://www.instagram.com/thecrossingcomo/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/tmbtpodcast (https://twitter.com/tmbtpodcast) Passages https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians%204%3A8&version=NIV (Philippians 4:8) Support this podcast

Gaia GPS Offroad
7. Overland Vanlife with Primal Outdoors

Gaia GPS Offroad

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 52:51


Van life with its sunset views and cozy living quarters seems like a dream — until you see the price tag on a 4x4 Sprinter. But Jason Darrah, star of the viral YouTube show Primal Outdoors, is here to show you a better way. All it takes is buying - and being happy with - the vehicle that you can afford. Jason started overlanding more than a decade ago in an ancient $350 Ford Explorer. Sure, the old Explorer was oxidized and smelled a little funny on the inside. But the car took him everywhere he wanted to go. When it came time to live full time on the road, Jason knew he was due for an upgrade. He found a 1994 Ford van on Craigslist that cost $2,000. And it was perfect. Of course, like any good overlander, Jason spent tens of thousands of dollars on upgrades. But those modifications came at a pace that his pocketbook could afford and it took years to get the van dialed exactly how Jason wanted it. "People might look at the van at this point and think that it's crazy,” Jason says. “But if you add up all the stuff I've done to it, I'm still under the base price of a Sprinter.” Four wheel drive, a toasty propane heater, and a brand new electrical system are just three upgrades that Jason says were crucial to everyday living in the van. In this episode, Jason goes deep on gear and ultimately admits that backpacking has influenced his philosophy on what makes it into the van and what stays behind. Plus get an inside look at Jason's custom 300-mile Bend to Alvord route in his home state of Oregon. Jason says that the scenic trip is accessible to beginners and experts alike and offers so much more than a challenging off-pavement drive. "It's not just a trudge to the desert. There's an old airplane wreck. There's an old ranch house out there. There's some caves that you can check out. There's the sand dunes if you want to stop and play in the sand for a day," Jason says of the route he created. Learn more about Jason on his Primal Outdoors YouTube channel. Join his Patreon to get his GPX tracks. And follow him on his Primal Outdoors Instagram page for the best photos on living vanlife to the fullest. Don't forget to pick up your discount on a Gaia GPS Premium Membership so you can get on the Bend to Alvord route ASAP!

The PJC Cast
Sounds Like Halloween

The PJC Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 46:48


It's spoopy it's scary you're gonna POOP out of fear! Yes, it's the halloween episode, where dang it's just too terrifying to even mention what goes on!

Almost 30
467. Jenna Kutcher: Blending Motherhood and Entrepreneurship

Almost 30

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 70:18


Minnesota mama and marketing pro, Jenna Kutcher, has ticked off all the things on “the list.” She built a seven-figure digital business from scratch (thanks to a $300 camera purchase on Craigslist), married her life partner, and is a mother after years of trying.  Now, Jenna's sights are set beyond Instagram strategy. She's changing the blueprint of what motherhood should look like, and is focusing on the present. The gifts she's received have been tenfold. She learned how to delegate as a CEO, became the sole breadwinner of her (growing) family, and made actionable steps towards inclusivity in her business.  The goal is not set in stone. Jenna is constantly shedding, cleaning out her closet, trying things on for size, and reclaiming the titles she's picked up along the way. After all, isn't that the point of living? We also talk about: The path to motherhood and experience miscarrying Jenna's hormone reset, getting pregnant and coming home to her body Taking maternity leave as an entrepreneur and parenting arrangements  Accepting your own timeline and allowing yourself to evolve  How to be an entrepreneur, business owner, and maintain your creative vision  Lessons learned from the pandemic and how it shifted her focus  Leveraging social media for good Sponsors: NutriBullet | Use code “ALMOST30NATION” for 20% off at https://www.nutribullet.com/ (nutribullet.com) SAKARA | Go to http://sakara.com/almostsakara (sakara.com/almostsakara) and use code ALMOSTSAKARA for 20% off your first order House of Wise | Use code “ALMOST30” for $20 off your order at https://houseofwise.co/ (houseofwise.co) HUM Nutrition | Receive 20% off first orders of $29+ with code ALMOST30 at https://www.humnutrition.com/ (humnutrition.com) BetterHelp | Visit http://betterhelp.com/almost30 (betterhelp.com/almost30) for 10% off your first month. As a BetterHelp affiliate, we may receive compensation from BetterHelp if you purchase products or services through the links provided. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Resources: Website: https://jennakutcher.com/ (jennakutcher.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennakutcher/?hl=en (@jennakutcher) Join our community: http://almost30.com/membership (almost30.com/membership) https://www.facebook.com/Almost30podcast/groups (facebook.com/Almost30podcast/groups) Podcast disclaimer can be found by visiting: https://almost30.com/disclaimer (almost30.com/disclaimer).  Find more to love at http://almost30.com/ (almost30.com)! Almost 30 is edited by http://crate.media (Crate Media).

How to Decorate
Ep. 224: designer Mikel Welch

How to Decorate

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 57:42


We are thrilled to welcome the talented and hilarious Mikel Welch this week. Mikel shares his colorful journey with us to becoming an interior designer and TV show host, going from offering free design on Craigslist to now working on The Drew Barrymore show and co-hosting Roku's Murder House Flip. Mikel talks with us about how set design informed his perspective on home decor, the bold move he made with Steve Harvey that paid off, how he taught himself design, and the importance of knowing what you are working with before you commit to anything in design. Mikel also has great advice for spray painting, finding the right plants, and navigating thrift stores. What You'll Hear on This Episode: Mikel has always been bold and not afraid to jump in and say “yes”. Posting on Craigslist to help people decorate one room led to Mikel meeting a decorator on Dexter, which opened his mind to the wonderful world of set design. From Jerseylicious to The Steve Harvey Show to Design Star, what are some of Mikel's takeaways from set design and TV? What is it really like working with Drew Barrymore? His rule of thumb — if you can touch it, it needs to be real! How Mikel creates drama when working with a neutral palette. What's really behind those big barn doors in his NYC apartment. The importance of planning out the scale and laying out images to see if the elements work. Don't be shy to get in there and really work it through. Ways we can create impact and have fun with spray paint. Why Mikel calls showhomes the gift that keeps giving and his love of Kips Bay. His thrift store rules learned from Emily Henderson. If it's not a hell yes, it's a hell no! And always do a second lap. Decorating Dilemma Hi Melissa! Thanks for writing in. Mikel loves your Pinterest board of wonderfulness but wants to narrow it down so we can get down to what will work best. First, start with wallpaper, which should be the backdrop. Mikel would like to see soft white trim, which would make it bright and airy, and really balance things off. For the awkward window, large drapery is one option. Another can be a singular rod with pinch-pleated draped, in a solid color. In terms of furniture, consider spray painting the dresser so it matches the crib and swapping out the hardware for something more modern. Your artwork may work great on a larger wall as your impact pieces, and it will pick up on the wallpaper just across the way. We know you believe the layout is awkward, but make some of these changes and we think you will be pleasantly surprised! Last but not least, Mikel has to say it — the carpet has got to go! If you rip it out in just the nursery, hopefully, there's something great underneath. You've got the bones, now you just have to lay everything down! Mentioned in This Episode: Mikel Welch: Website | Instagram Morehouse College CB2 Furniture Jerseylicious HGTV Design Star The Drew Barrymore Show Emily Henderson

Parenting Roundabout
Speed-Round Sunday: Do You Buy Used Items?

Parenting Roundabout

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 6:43


We've had some luck buying stuff from Goodwill and giving stuff away on Freecycle. Also mentioned: Craigslist, Oodle, Sell.com, Facebook Marketplace, NextDoor.com.

Land Academy Show
Property Data Quality Then and Now (LA 1615)

Land Academy Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 9:40


Property Data Quality Then and Now (LA 1615) Transcript: Steven Butala: Steve and Jill here. Jill DeWit: Hi. Steven Butala: Welcome to The Land Academy Show, entertaining land investment talk. I'm Steven Jack Butala. Jill DeWit: And I'm Jill DeWit, broadcasting from sunny Southern California. Steven Butala: Today Jill and I talk about property data quality, then and now. It's Data Week this week. Jill DeWit: It is. Steven Butala: In case you haven't noticed. Yeah. Jill DeWit: Do you know what's funny? Is it just me, or do we have six Data Weeks a year? Maybe it's 10. I can't remember, but it's a pretty high number. Steven Butala: I wonder ... I haven't checked our ... You know, I used to obsess- Jill DeWit: It's Data Week again. Steven Butala: We get feedback on how many people listen to the show daily, and a number. I haven't checked, because it keeps going up really well. Jill DeWit: Yeah. Steven Butala: I stopped checking, and if I wonder if it just dramatically drops during Data Week. Jill DeWit: Oh, we shouldn't advertise that. Just slide it in there. Steven Butala: Here's the truth, Jill and I constantly go back and forth just like should we be a teacher or should be we be an entertainer? And you decide. Jill DeWit: Yeah, because we're probably good at one, and we probably stink at the other one, and you know. We'd love to know. You should- Steven Butala: In fact- Jill DeWit: Tell us- Steven Butala: We're probably saying- Jill DeWit: Please tell us. Steven Butala: We're saying to people who don't listen to the show any longer. Jill DeWit: No. Steven Butala: They don't even know that- Jill DeWit: They're not here. Steven Butala: They're not hearing that sentence. Jill DeWit: There we go. Steven Butala: When you guys figure it out, let me know. Jill DeWit: Yeah. Steven Butala: Today's topic ... Well, no before we get into it, let's take a question posted by one of our members on the LandInvestors.com online community. It's free. Jill DeWit: Okay. Steven asks, "For those of you regularly using Zillow, do you put all of the normal listing information like you would on your website, or is it beneficial to leave some information off, like the cash purchase price, if you can post a low per month terms payment instead? I know some like to put minimal information in a Craigslist post, so I'm wondering if any benefit when doing Zillow ads." This is clearly a part ... I'm about to- Steven Butala: Oh, an online sneeze. Jill DeWit: Excuse me. I sneezed. Steven Butala: How's that for reality of telling the truth? I will not edit that out. Jill DeWit: Sorry about that. Steven Butala: By the way, is it healthy to just not let ... to let that out? Jill DeWit: Here we go. I'm not- Steven Butala: Since the day I met Jill- Jill DeWit: We don't agree on sneezes. Steven Butala: This little internal sneeze really concerns me. I say let it out of there. Jill DeWit: Yeah, I know. That's why I walk around with wipes, and I wipe things down where you've been. Steven Butala: I'm not criticizing you. Jill DeWit: Kidding. Steven Butala: I just don't want you to hurt yourself. Jill DeWit: It's not going to do any damage. Steven Butala: Okay. Jill DeWit: I'm positive. Steven Butala: I bet it is. Jill DeWit: No, I think it's better than spraying your sneeze. Steven Butala: I'm not saying ... okay. Jill DeWit: You're supposed to [crosstalk 00:02:38]- Steven Butala: I'm not saying spray. Jill DeWit: You're supposed to put it in your arm, but I wasn't going to do that on the show. Steven Butala: Is that right? Jill DeWit: There we go. I could have gone like this. It would've been funny. Steven Butala: You know what you can do next time, is just ... Jill DeWit: I could have done- Steven Butala: I'm your man for a reason. You can sneeze right into me. Jill DeWit: You know what? That's what I should have done. I should have ... people who are listening and not watching, I should turned to my right,

The Lifestyle Investor - investing, passive income, wealth
052: Investing in Real Estate Using Other People's Money with Matt Aitchison

The Lifestyle Investor - investing, passive income, wealth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 59:43


How do you start investing in real estate if you don't have any money?  Matt Aitchison is a real estate investor, syndicator, speaker, and host of the Millionaire Mindcast podcast. He's flipped hundreds of houses, built a Top 1000 real estate team in the U.S, and now focuses solely on raising capital for syndications and scaling his passive income portfolio, which consists of commercial strip centers, hospitality assets, and single family rentals.  Matt graduated from college with what he calls “a really expensive piece of paper” that he knew he wasn't going to use. Thankfully, he ended up finding a mentor-seeks-mentee ad on Craigslist, and spent the next year flipping more than 100 houses for the guy who'd posted it. Matt didn't earn a dime, but he got an education that's paid back in spades!  At 21 years old, Matt branched out on his own. He bought his first home for $75,000, fixed it up, and sold it three months later for $210,000. In this episode, you'll hear about how Matt structured his first real estate deal using 100% of other people's money. We also talk about syndications, the power of relationships, private lending, underwriting a deal, and much more!  Here's just some of the things we get into: How to use the “Likability Formula” to build your network and connect with ANYONE! Why relationships are infinitely more important than money and net worth. Choosing aspirational role models. How to get crystal clear on the vision for your life. How Matt structured his first real estate deal—and made over $100k in only 3 months! How to use 100% of other people's money to invest in real estate The benefits of owning a small piece of a big pie Sweetening the deal for private investors Real estate underwriting and planning for the worst case scenario. Building passive income with real estate. Navigating the seasons of hustle and grind. Connect with Matt Aitchison Want the Full Show Notes? To get access to the full show notes, including audio, transcripts, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit JustinDonald.com/52 Free Gifts from Matt Aitchison Matt is giving away his Rich Life Clarity Contract, which is a list of the most important questions you can ask yourself, in order to gain extreme clarity on what your dream life looks like.   To get access to this free gift, visit JustinDonald.com/52 Get the Lifestyle Investor Book! To get access to The Lifestyle Investor: The 10 Commandments of Cashflow Investing for Passive Income and Financial Freedom visit JustinDonald.com/book Rate & Review If you enjoyed today's episode of The Lifestyle Investor, hit the subscribe button on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio, or wherever you listen, so future episodes are automatically downloaded directly to your device. You can also help by providing an honest rating & review. Reviews go a long way in helping us build awareness so that we can impact even more people. THANK YOU! Connect with Justin Donald Facebook YouTube Instagram LinkedIn Twitter

Cookies: A Basketball Podcast
Demon Time: Cookies 319 with Alana Champion

Cookies: A Basketball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 99:24


New episodes drop first on Patreon! Alana Champion joins us to discuss trips to Paris (3:24), whether veganism should be about humble beans or magic tricks (13:44), pasta surface areas (18:05), being scammed on Craigslist (23:44), a lung doctor with a smoking fetish (30:02), intergenerational discourse and finsta accounts (39:05), Mamba mentality (47:35), Westbrook in Los Angeles (52:13), the Lakers' chaotic sundae of a roster (1:06:31), Ben Simmons possible return to Philly (1:17:33) and Woj vs Shams (1:29:05). 

Brooke and Jubal
Missed Connections (10/18/21)

Brooke and Jubal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 7:21


Everybody is looking for love and Young Jeffrey is here to help you find it. Hear the finest that Craigslist has to offer.

A Paranormal Chicks
EP 187 - HELL HOUSE

A Paranormal Chicks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 69:56


We've all been to haunted house attractions, but what happens when you have to live in one? Donna tells us about Suki, who found her house on Craigslist and lived there for a year. Kerri's story starts at 22:04 and is a real-life horror movie Helle Crafts lived an incredible life as a flight attendant; and met the man she married doing it. Luckily Helle had already hired a private investigator should the worst happen. If you have any local true crime, local urban legend/lore, ghost stories.. we want them all!! We want to hear from YOU.  Especially if you have any funny Ambien stories! Email us at aparanormalchicks@gmail.com  Join The Creepinati @ www.patreon.com/theAPCpodcast  Please rate and review us on Apple Podcast and Stitcher!  Thanks so much. STALK US ON SOCIAL, Y'ALL! Facebook Page Facebook Group Instagram Twitter TikTok A Paranormal Chicks is produced with assistance from Aurality. Contact will@auralitysounds.com and quote APC.

Tuna on Toast with Stryker
Tuna on Toast with The Record Company

Tuna on Toast with Stryker

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 39:42


Before The Record Company joins in, Stryker is enthused over his giant boxers and xxxl T Shirt from Target while bursting with joy as he is about to head to Vegas to see System of a Down.  In this episode, Ted Stryker starts out with an apology to the band. Chris and Marc join the show, discuss their upbringings, early musical endeavors and their journey to Los Angeles. Once in LA, they talk about how the three of them came together (Chris put an ad out on Craigslist), touring with Brian Setzer and the wild ride that ensued recording the first album which lead to a Grammy nomination. These guys are humble and hungry in every way. Stryker and The Record Company discuss what it was like bringing a new member to the team (after two successful albums) in the form of a producer, the one and only Dave Sardy. The guys talk about the creation of the album Play Loud, which leads to a fun discussion about the Beastie Boys, attending Bonnaroo as fans followed by actually playing the main stage and covering Sabotage. In this interview with The Record Company, Chris and Marc also talk about their love of Seinfeld, Chris gushes over Timmy the double dipper hater and Marc reveals he attempted to create a Seinfeld Trivial Pursuit game. All in all, it's a good vibe. Please support these dudes as they are full of talent and very cool people.

Wedding Planning Podcast | Your Online Wedding Planner | Free Advice from Engagement to Wedding Day from Kara Lamerato of KVW

This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we're going to sort out some misconceptions and FAQ's about wedding planners and day of coordinators. BONUS >>> Join me inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT for a special bonus meeting on training a friend or family member to act as your Day Of Coordinator.  Sign up for your FREE 3-DAY TRIAL here! Our goal today is to get really clear on the difference between a wedding planner and a day-of coordinator, and to determine whether or not you really need to hire a professional to help you with your wedding plans. When I got married, I wasted a lot of time researching and interviewing planners before I realized that A.) I didn't HAVE to hire anyone, and B.) John and I had all the tools we needed to plan OUR perfect wedding day. And side note, shocker - obviously, none of the wedding planners I interviewed ever mentioned to me, hey by the way, did you know that you could actually just do this on your own?   Thankfully I came around to that, but it took lots of wasted effort and stress to get there. Flash forward to today - I literally created the Wedding Planning Podcast so that any engaged couple could tune in and use the episodes and the tools we review in the weekly shows to plan their own wedding - no professional or pricey wedding planner required.  Spoiler alert before we even dive in - I definitely DO NOT think you have to spend thousands of dollars to hire a professional wedding planner!  Some alternatives?  Try checking out the sites we mentioned in today's show, including your local Craigslist postings, Thumbtack.com,  taskrabbit.com and fiverr.com I also know that there are countless wonderful wedding planning professionals out there, and for some couples it's a really smart investment … and we'll get into all of that that much more in today's show. Blog post for today's show, AND free "Day Of" Checklist here! A special thank you for supporting our valued show sponsors: Take advantage of FREE honeymoon planning services for your all-inclusive, cruise, or exotic honeymoon AND get $50 off when you book!  Simply email susan@susanstravelservices.com to get started. Check these guys out at Generation Tux and use promo code within today's episode for 10% off the entire groom's party AND a free groom's tux w/ 5 paid party members. 

Millionaire Mindcast
Comeback Formula and Wealth Building Recipe to Live Your Dream Life Without Changing Your Lifestyle| Chris Harder | Replay

Millionaire Mindcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 41:22


In this episode of the Millionaire Mindcast, we have a spectacular guest, Chris Harder who shares experience, insights, and tips to make your dream lifestyle, financial literacy, building the budget and money management, the timeline for unlocking real ROI and success, the formula for any kind of come back, how to level up business revenue during these COVID-19 times and much more about wealth building! Chris Harder is an entrepreneur, executive life & career coach, philanthropist, entrepreneurial and public speaking coach, motivational speaker, investor, and host of the For The Love Of Money Podcast, a show that shares the secrets, tips, and incredible stories of how successful people have risen to the top, and what they've done to make this world a better place as a result of their success. During the last recession, Chris and his wife started over again. They stripped everything not just financially but everything that comes along with it. Why did it happen? He admits they didn't take care of their money and didn't take it seriously. It came to the point that everything they've put in their house ends in Craigslist and judged by their neighbors. It was the most humiliating point of his life from an ego and financial standpoint. But it turned out to be the best point of their life as he found their runaway, and invented a new ­income source. Chris believes that opportunity changes shape, therefore, he took advantage of it and recognizes where and how it is changing.  Just like finding ways how to bring your business revenue to the next level during these COVID times, and not screwed like anyone else. But adapting the changes in people's behavior and innovating. Furthermore, patience, clarity, and making pivots in order to get the destination and outcome you've wanted.  By living within your means and not being scared of the numbers. Figure out how much it does actually need to make to cover either today's budget or the dream budget. Don't let social media actually lose the touch of the actual value of a dollar or a hundred or a million.  In addition, Chris emphasizes to start not giving in the dark but where people see it to start the positive chain reaction for others to be inspired with and do the same. However, it is fine to go through selfish motivation first in order to get to the unselfish motivation. You just have to enjoy the journey, enjoy the ride, get the things, create the income-producing machine, and when you finally get that calling of giving, then lean into it. As an advocate of multiple income sources, Chris suggests building a lifestyle as though if any one of your income sources went away today, you would have not to change your lifestyle tomorrow!   Some Questions I Ask: What do you say to the person right now that might be starting their financial journey or maybe hit a rock bottom and COVID wipe them out or crashed their business or made some bad investment decisions and they're really looking to pull themselves up? (01:21) How long should somebody be thinking about living below their means and when is it time to start having freedom to spend your money where you wanted to?   (08:07) What is your ideology around budgeting and financial rhythm or how to enhance financial literacy around money management? (11:11) What people maybe should start thinking about now that might infuse motivation, inspiration, and passion for their wealth-building journey on what can be unlocked on the other side as well? (16:21) What should people think about as they start building up their wealth, accumulation of funds, and opportunity to disperse and play those things?  (19:52) What should people be thinking in terms of patience and the timeline for unlocking real success? (22:33) What are some of the greatest areas people can focus on that will get them real ROI in the term of their wealth-building journey? (24:27)  In This Episode, You Will Learn: Chris lowest point in life (01:48) The formula for any kind of comeback (03:13) The good thing about finding your runway (03:43) How to triple your business revenue during these COVID times (05:30) How social media make us actually lose in touch of the actual value of a dollar (15:48) How to start the positive chain reaction on giving (18:12) Getting into the selfish motivation to get into the unselfish motivation – what does it mean (19:32) Chris' Rule of Thumb and Recipe to Live the Dream Lifestyle Tomorrow (20:47) Why you should not rush out to buy a home to live in (26:46) When is the safe time to finally buy your own home you want to live in with (28:56) What are you guys thinking in terms of where your energy, effort, and money is gonna maybe be allocated towards in this market cycle over the next 5, 10 years? (29:30) Quotes: “It was the most humiliating point of my life but is also the best point of my life.”  “Opportunity is a lot like energy, it never goes away, it just changes form.”  “It's okay to not be there yet because you will get there.” “When you get to, there must be more.”  “Live as though, build a lifestyle as though if any one of your income sources went away today, you would have not to change your lifestyle tomorrow.”    Connect with Chris Harder on: Instagram Fortheloveofmoney.com/free LinkedIn

Sexy Unique Podcast
Pumpheads Ep. 2 - Two People Meeting on Craigslist w/ Allyn Morse

Sexy Unique Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 101:50


Friend of the pod Allyn Morse joins Lara to chat about Vanderpump Rules. They hatch a brilliant plan for Katie Maloney to free herself from the clutches of Tom Schwartz, declare Brock MVP of Season 9, realize they're both attracted to Rand and more! To listen to this episode ad-free and to access weekly bonus episodes, join the SUP Patreon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.