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Social Capital
343: How Building Trust Cultivates Organizational Success - with Marya Wilson

Social Capital

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 39:37


Meet Mayra Marya Wilson, PhD is the Principal and Organizational Dietician for MW Advising. Marya has an extensive business and industry career in the areas of manufacturing, information management, telecommunications, ISP, and the semiconductor industries of the Silicon Valley, CA at the companies 3M, Imation, and Pentagon Technologies, and various others. She is also the Director of the Leadership Institute and an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She teaches in the areas of organizational leadership and behavior, operations management, quality management, training and development, and sustainable management. Her research interests include psychological contracts, trust and emotions in the workplace, and organizational exit. Her current research involves the understanding of the lived experience for professionals who are pushed out of their careers. Marya serves the manufacturing, service, higher education, non-profit, and government sectors. She brings not only first-hand knowledge to the learning experience but also a clear understanding of the underlying emotional processes that drive behaviors and create individual and team success. She has a BA in Psychology, MS in Management Technology, MA in Human Development, and a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems. Why is trust so important to the success of an organization? So along with my entrepreneurial endeavors, I also teach at The University of Wisconsin Stout so I have a pretty extensive research background as well. The research that I get into is in organizational exit. So why are people leaving organizations? Usually, I get a sort of that "Duh'' look because most people think they know why people leave, but there's so much more to it. It's so important for organizations to really understand why people are leaving, especially their high performers. Pretty much the number one reason that people leave their organizations is because there's a betrayal of trust. There's this trust factor that is so important in organizations and so one of the things that I do is work with leaders and work with organizations to strengthen that trust between the individuals of the organization as well as the leaders and their organizations. Losing people isn't just a financial hardship, it's a really big hit on morale and the overall organizational culture. The last thing any organization wants is to hit that toxic realm and it's easy to do when we're not paying attention to trust and not paying attention to those relationships that are part of that organization. Yeah, we've got a job to do, there's no doubt about it. We've got things to do, we've got expectations to meet, we've got goals to meet, we have customer expectations, but that relationship side of the organization is as important as getting the job done, sometimes I'm fairly certain it's a little more important. So trust is a big factor and it's one of the things that I love to talk about and love to continue to research too. Is organizational trust the same in face-to-face and remote work environments? March 2020 was one of the most disruptive changes we've seen in almost 100 years. The definition that I use for trust is an individual's belief and willingness to act on someone's actions, decisions, and words. The truth of the matter is that there's no difference between that face-to-face and in the remote or the virtual. It's all in our actions, it's all in what we say, it's all in how we interact. Is it different? Of course, face-to-face is much richer, you can see the nonverbals, you can see body language, you can see those facial expressions. There's just so much there that you can see that you can't necessarily see in a virtual or remote environment. But one of the things that have been interesting the last couple of years is listening to leaders go, "We need everybody back and we need them back now because we don't have good relationships anymore." So I'll ask them why that is and they'll say, "Well, people can't see each other," and I thought, "Okay, but you're doing these great video meetings, you're doing these great virtual events so why do you have to necessarily be in the same room in order to build a relationship?" And you don't. It's different, but there's so much that we can glean in a virtual setting. I mean, look at us. We're doing this podcast, I can't see you, but I can hear your voice and so we can build a relationship that way. So is it different? Yes, but the tenants are the same. Building trust, being able to believe and act on someone's words, actions, and decisions. It's the same thing in a remote or virtual environment as it would be in a face-to-face. What I would say as well, is that it falls on us to be more cognizant of it. When you're face to face, I don't want to say it's easy, but in some ways it is. We've been face to face for so long that we haven't really learned how to do that trust-building and relationship building when we're not face to face. So it's really pushed a lot of people out of their comfort zone so it's been interesting to watch over the last couple of years. I will say that the companies and clients that I work with that are successful at this trust-building approach and relationship-building approach make time to connect. It doesn't have to be on a video call, it could just be a phone call, it's about the connection. Do you think that some companies and employers are overthinking this? Honestly, I don't think they're thinking about it enough! Think about this: We were going through this massive disruptive change, which is extremely scary. Any change, positive or negative creates uncertainty and uncertainty creates fear. If we don't pay attention to it, that fear will create chaos. So the great thing about communication is the ability to keep people in the loop. It shows respect, it puts accountability there. Communication builds trust. People may not like what you have to say, but the fact that you're telling them shows a level of respect that you're being transparent about what's going on. What I'm seeing right now is that there's a level of fear. Let's just take manufacturers in Wisconsin, I just did a panel discussion with a couple of different manufacturers in the state and what we discovered is that we have a lot of leaders of organizations that are very scared and they're trying to survive. The supply chain has been massively disrupted so our leaders are fearful which is understandable. But what happens is when people become afraid, that's when the chaos ensues so when I'm saying that they're not thinking about this enough, our leaders are kind of getting caught up in their own ego. I don't mean that to belittle anybody, it's actually a normal human reaction. But in leadership, we need to really think about how in uncertain and fearful environments, that communication is absolutely crucial. It needs to be regular, and it needs to be thought about, and it needs to be at the forefront because that's what helps get people through uncertainty.  Can you share with our listeners one of your most successful or favorite networking experiences that you've had? I think some of the more fun ones have been the ones that I wasn't even planning. This is from my days in the Silicon Valley, I was actually laid off from a job. So I'm driving around and I stop off because traffic was horrendous and just stopped off. There was a restaurant near one of our clients at the time which was Intel. So I stopped off and tried to let traffic die down. I'm sitting at the bar, and just having conversations with people and the gentleman sitting next to me was about to become my future CEO. It's that conversation, just connecting and those kinds of things. Those are the things that you don't plan for, the stuff that I plan for probably the most fun that I have is LinkedIn right now. I have met some of the most amazing people on LinkedIn. I met my business partner on a goof, she read one of my blogs, we connected on LinkedIn and now we're business partners even though she's in Europe and I'm here in the States! How do you stay in front of and best nurture the relationships you've created? There are a lot of different things I do. I work hard to even just send short messages like, "I haven't talked to you in a long time and I just wanted to reach out to let you know I was thinking about you, I hope everything is well." I don't do that from a brown-nosing perspective, so to speak. I know some people think that's really trite, but that's genuine for me. If you get a message like that from me, it really does mean that I was thinking about you and that something made me think about you, and I just wanted to reach out and let you know. That's big for me. If you could go back to your 20-year-old self, what would you tell yourself to do more or less of or differently with regards to your professional career? What I would tell myself is to have more confidence and be strong in myself. I was such a comparer and that constant act of comparing myself to others was such a roadblock. So just be you, be confident, focus on your strengths, because everybody on this planet has got something of value that they can give wherever they're at. But that comparison thing is just a killer. The best example that I can use is that I got my PhD later in my career. I did it in my 40s and I have a friend that wants to get a second PhD, and I'm really questioning her mental state because it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life! I had this extensive business industry experience, which was amazing and I worked on my PhD a little later. So I'm in the academic life a little bit later and I'm in this entrepreneurial role a little bit later and if you're gonna compare yourself to everybody else, it's really easy to start questioning the things that you're doing. The things that I'm doing right now are really great and I'm insanely excited for 2022. I've got a book coming out, I've got new research coming out, there's some really great stuff going on with my company, I'm just so excited! But it's super easy to get caught up in that comparison and I wish my 20-year-old self would have known that a little bit more because it can be a bit of a roadblock.   Connect with Marya   Connect with Marya through her website at https://www.mwadvising.com/contact and schedule an appointment!  

In Defense of Ska
In Defense of Ska Ep 46: Uncle Peckerhead

In Defense of Ska

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 82:52


It’s movie night here at “In Defense of Ska.” Grab some popcorn and go watch the 2020 horror-comedy film “Uncle Peckerhead.” Watch it before you listen to our latest episode because spoilers are discussed. “Uncle Peckerhead” is a great movie about fake DIY punk band DUH. Like “Green Room,” this punk-on-the-road film turns horror. But it’s quite different and involves a people-eating roadie. Fun! You’ve probably heard us talk about this movie in prior episodes. When we chatted with Slapstick, we asked them if they were aware that this movie had an entire scene built around their song “There's a Metalhead in the Parking Lot.” (They were not). And after we interviewed Augusta Koch (Cayetana, Gladie), she told us that she did all the vocals for the female character in the band, which we mentioned in that episode’s intro. So it was inevitable that we would eventually do an entire episode on the film. For this episode, we talk to Matthew John Lawrence (writer/director) and Jeff Riddle (Actor, songwriter, Five Hundred Bucks) and we dig in deep. We learn how their history as touring punk musicians informed the film. (Spoiler: Matthew played in a ska band at one point.) We discuss how the writing of the film and the music happened alongside one another. And we also discuss how difficult it was to clean up some of the gore scenes. It even soured a few familial relationships. Check it out and be on the lookout for a DUH album in the near future. If you enjoyed this episode, please give it a share. You can sign up for the “In Defense of Ska” newsletter and get episodes sent directly to your inbox Subscribe at aaroncarnes.substack.com

The Social Media Mindset
100 Homes A Year…Social Media Can Get You There!

The Social Media Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 44:34


Glenn Bill (or GB as I call him) is one of the top Realtors in America. He sells over 100 homes a year. He's also the author of the ABC's of Attitude, an award winning podcast host (The Get Attitude Podcast), and creator of Source of Sales, a real estate coaching program to help Realtors crush it! GB is one of the most positive dudes you'll ever meet! His energy is contagious! You're going to love him! Enjoy... Connect w/ Bill: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Glennbillgroup (https://www.facebook.com/Glennbillgroup) Source of Sales:http://gbunlimited.com/ ( gbunlimited.com) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/c/GlennBillKeynoteSpeaker ( https://www.youtube.com/c/GlennBillKeynoteSpeaker) The Get Attitude Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-attitude-podcast-with-glenn-bill/id1480619424 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-attitude-podcast-with-glenn-bill/id1480619424) Ready to be LIMITLESS in your social media for 2022? Don't miss this exclusive event coming to Fort Worth, TX on December 3rd! You can also attend VIRTUALLY!!!!! http://www.limitlessevent.co/ (www.limitlessevent.co) Are you a great Realtor or Lender, but bad at social media? Stop leaving so much opportunity on the table...It's Yours! Well, you need to check out Season Three of The Collaborative!! Join the waitlist NOW! https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching (https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching) Connect with Coach Kyle: Website:https://kyledraper.com/ ( )https://kyledraper.comfacebook/ (https://kyledraper.com) Facebook, Instagram, & Tiktok: @coachkyledraper Everything Else:https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper ( https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper) Want FREE Social Media Advice? http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup (http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup) Need a Dynamic Speaker for an Event or Group? Duh...Me! http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit (http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit) Would You Like to Learn How to Turn Four Videos Into a Month's Worth of Content? https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding (https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding)

City Cast Denver
Tattered Cover's Books of The Year

City Cast Denver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 14:14


What's the best part of any good local bookstore? The staff recs! Duh. We love those colorful little handwritten notes on the shelf pointing us to that next page-turner. So as holiday shopping gets under way, we invited two of Tattered Cover's book buyers to come on the show and share some of their favorites of the year. City Cast Denver host Bree Davies sits down with Jeremy Patlen and Kathy Baum to talk through Tattered Cover's 2021 Books of The Year and give us a little behind-the-shelf insight into how these recommendations happen.  Find links to all the books mentioned and the full list right here: https://www.tatteredcover.com/2021-books-year And for even more on The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and The Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood, check out our interview with author Julian Rubinstein and Terrance Roberts, the former gang member-turned-anti-gang activist at the heart of Rubinstein's book: https://open.spotify.com/episode/55BtBvCfcJZ52TJB34sKbv?si=67eb748add9b4bc9 Wanna help Capitol Hill Books rebuild after a truck drove through their front window? Here's a link to their GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t2b6z-help-capitol-hill-books-rebuild For more local shopping inspiration, be our inbox buddy! https://denver.citycast.fm/newsletter/ What was your favorite book of the year? Shout it out and tag us @citycastdenver Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Trash Box: A Real Housewives Podcast
Housewives in the Island, Baby! (w/ Viza DeCline)

Trash Box: A Real Housewives Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 67:19


This week drag/comedy sensation Viza DeCline has returned to dish on the middle-aged narcissists of the Bravo-verse.   After some talk of horoscopes, ghosts, and psychics, we jump into the surprisingly entertaining Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip #RHUGT. Guess what's not a surprise! Ramona being the worst! Duh! Then it's onto this amazing season of #RHOSLC. We are living through history, people! This ensemble is spectacular. Finally it's the third part of the Potomac reunion, and yeah, this didn't need to be four parts. But still enjoyable because these ladies are endlessly watchable.   Follow Viza DeCline on: Instagram: @thevizadecline Twitter: @thevizadecline Her Website: vizadecline.com And Patreon: thevizadecline   Follow us on Twitter @thetrashboxpod and on Instagram @trashboxhousewives. Like, subscribe, review on all the apps you have on your phone. Thanks for listening, lovelies!

The Social Media Mindset
Author of “Disrupt or Die,” Geoff Zimpfer!

The Social Media Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 48:32


Geoff Zimpfer is a National Sales Trainer and Coach, helping Mortgage Originators and Real Estate Agents leverage the power of social media and digital marketing to create a compelling personal brand that gets noticed and gets you, clients. He's also the host of the top-rated “Mortgage Marketing Radio” Podcast with over 500,000 downloads and growing. Connect w/ Geoff: Mortgage Marketing Radio Podcast: How to Use Content Marketing to Explode Your Business with Marcus Sheridanhttps://open.spotify.com/episode/0vTzs9whN72FzPsZYld6SI?si=5df0fb7b88a24ef8 ( https://open.spotify.com/episode/0vTzs9whN72FzPsZYld6SI?si=5df0fb7b88a24ef8) Mortgage Marketing Institute:https://www.mortgagemarketinginstitute.com/ ( https://www.mortgagemarketinginstitute.com/) Disrupt or Die Book:http://getdisruptordie.com/ ( getdisruptordie.com) Mortgage Marketing Radio Podcast:http://mortgagemarketingradio.com/ ( mortgagemarketingradio.com) Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/MortgageMarketingRadio ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/MortgageMarketingRadio) Ready to be LIMITLESS in your social media for 2022? Don't miss this exclusive event coming to Fort Worth, TX on December 3rd! You can also attend VIRTUALLY!!!!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867) Are you a great Realtor or Lender, but bad at social media? Stop leaving so much opportunity on the table...It's Yours! Well, you need to check out Season Three of The Collaborative!! Join the waitlist NOW! https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching (https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching) Connect with Coach Kyle: Website:https://kyledraper.com/ ( )https://kyledraper.comfacebook/ (https://kyledraper.com) Facebook, Instagram, & Tiktok: @coachkyledraper Everything Else:https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper ( https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper) Want FREE Social Media Advice? http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup (http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup) Need a Dynamic Speaker for an Event or Group? Duh...Me! http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit (http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit) Would You Like to Learn How to Turn Four Videos Into a Month's Worth of Content? https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding (https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding)

Soul Gym Sisters
Episode 153: Are You a Greta Or a Gary?

Soul Gym Sisters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 31:45


Do you want to build resilience, live healthier, have more meaningful relationships, and own a sense of purpose? On this episode of the Soul Gym, we reveal the research that consistently shows how gratitude is life-changing: spirit, soul, and body. We also weave in personal experience and reveal some of the ways we try to appreciate the little things in life. If you haven't started a gratitude journal ... start today! Keep in Touch: soulgymsisters.com Thoughts to Ponder: When you find something to be grateful for in tough times you develop mental resilience. Grateful people live longer and happier. Duh! Practice gratitude daily. Practice! ***Replay Encore Episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/crystal14/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/crystal14/support

These Are Bad Movies
Don't Bring Me Down, Bruce!

These Are Bad Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 53:37


Duh, Duh! Duh, Duh! Duh, Duh, Duh, Duh, Duh, Duh! It's Jaws! We know the shark is supposed to be the villain, but really the shark has nothing on unreasonable standards of masculinity. Join the conversation!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheseAreBadMovies/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesearebadmovies/Twitter: https://twitter.com/these_badYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0S0bYgLw1LhbFActubC8_A

What's the F***ing Point?
Dr. Daltry Dott on Why We Should All Care About Chronic Pain

What's the F***ing Point?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 64:58


No brief introductory words could adequately communicate how proud I am to know this woman.Dr. Daltry Dott is not only an incredibly skilled and successful anesthesiologist, but she also happens to be one of my lifelong best friends, going on over 20 years now.In the intro for this episode, you'll hear me share just a couple ridiculous anecdotes from some of our younger years. We have laughed ourselves to tears maaany times, and we have sat in coffee shops quietly while she studied for her medical licensure boards and I “studied” (even post grad school, just my idea of fun) psychology/mental health books.I've been hosting various podcasts for several years now, and it wasn't until I recently got a bee in my bonnet (yes, yes I just did) to learn more about doing therapy with clients struggling with chronic pain that I thought, DUH, I should talk with Daltry, aka Dr. Dott, aka literally an expert on chronic pain!Even if you don't think you're interested in this topic, I urge you to listen to this one as I'm sure you'll learn something that ends up being important or helpful either for yourself or someone you love.As always, remember that this podcast is educational/entertainment, and NOT intended to replace individualized care from your medical and mental health providers.About Dr. Daltry Dott (she/her)Daltry Dott, M.D., CHCQM, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in complex chronic pain management and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to help individualize treatment plans and provide comprehensive and compassionate care to each patient.Dr. Dott earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honors Societies for her exemplary leadership, academic achievement, and compassionate care. She completed a residency in anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident during her final year, and then remained at Vanderbilt for advanced training through a pain management fellowship. Dr. Dott is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She is also certified by the National Board of Echocardiography in basic perioperative transesophageal echocardiography and by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians in health care quality and management, with subspecialty certifications as a physician advisor and patient safety and risk manager. She was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors in Collin County list for 2021.For  an awesome list of resources Dr. Dott provided re: pain, vist the show notes on our website at  https://gaiacenter.co/blog/bodyful-10

D-Lo & KC
Wed 11/17 "The Kings need someone like Steph or Giannis!"

D-Lo & KC

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 18:08


Duh! Doesn't every team need a player like that? But, D-Lo and KC aren't talking just about skills. They are also looking at mental makeup! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Real Estate InvestHER Show with Elizabeth Faircloth and Andresa Guidelli
MINISODE How to Create a Self Care Habit That Sticks

The Real Estate InvestHER Show with Elizabeth Faircloth and Andresa Guidelli

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 14:00


One of the three pillars we hold nearest and dearest to our hearts is the pillar of self-care. We need to be taking care of ourselves as women. Duh, right?! We all know that. But the more I continue down my journey through independence, the more I realize that there is a gap between the ‘knowing' and the ‘doing.' It's something we all know we need, but it's not that simple. To have a healthy ‘self-care life,' it takes creating habits that stay with us even when we're not thinking about them. In this episode, we want to talk about the four buckets of self-care (mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual) and the habits to put in place to honor those four areas.So give yourself a little break, take a breather, and dive into the conversation as we unpack how to create a self-care habit that sticks. Quotes• “Self care just doesn't happen by itself… It doesn't just happen without an intention, a really clear intention.” (2:55 - 3:04)• “It's not outside of us. It's really something we want to feel more - that we're taking care of ourselves. we feel more present, you're more joyful, we feel more happy, we feel like we're creating this financial independence and this financial freedom in a way that is calm and is connected to what we're up to in our purpose.” (3:54 - 4:14)• “Are you, on a daily basis, aware of how you feel and mindful of how you feel? And are you able to course correct when it's not serving you?” (6:24 - 6:35)• “Be present to what's going on today in every conversation, with everyone you have. I don't have to be perfect. I might get a little triggered in different ways for different things, but just be aware.” (9:38 - 9:43)• “Something that I've done, that's been helpful as a habit… I've been having a scheduled time to think… For me, scheduling that time to literally ask myself and check in with myself has been really helpful. (11:04 - 11:39)• “What is the area for you that if you created a new habit on a weekly basis, it would create a lot more balance for yourself?” (12:07 - 12:14) Your Voice Matters. We appreciate your feedback and would like to hear from you. Click here to answer a few questions about our podcast: https://airtable.com/shr8fJS0a0uHedcza  The Real Estate InvestHER Membership Our Membership focuses on three pillars: Real Estate Investing, Business Strategies, and Self-Care. We provide a financial freedom road map for women to create steady recurring income to live life on their own terms. Start today with our FREE membership level. Follow us on: Facebook: @therealestateinvesther Instagram: @therealestateinvestherYouTube: Watch our shows hereSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Social Media Mindset
Yo Realtor! Do You Suck At Graphic Design? Canva To The Rescue!

The Social Media Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 43:53


Their group (Canva for Real Estate Agents) has almost 30k Realtors in it...so if you're not in it, go find it (Spoiler alert...the link to it is below)! Katie & Chase are just two brilliant humans...period! They talk about mindset, self talk, and all things Canva! We even dive into some other subjects on this episode, but I don't want to spoil it. If you are a nice human, you're going to love this episode! If you're a mean human, maybe not so much. Ha!  Connect w/ Katie & Chase: Canva for Real Estate Agents FB Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/2718814468238278 ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/2718814468238278) Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gotoagents_/ ( https://www.instagram.com/gotoagents_/)  Go-To Agents Society Website:http://www.freeleadswithease.com/ ( www.freeleadswithease.com) Ready to be LIMITLESS in your social media for 2022? Don't miss this exclusive event coming to Fort Worth, TX on December 3rd! You can also attend VIRTUALLY!!!!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867) Are you a great Realtor or Lender, but bad at social media? Stop leaving so much opportunity on the table...It's Yours! Well, you need to check out Season Three of The Collaborative!! Join the waitlist NOW! https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching (https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching) Connect with Coach Kyle: Website:https://kyledraper.com/ ( )https://kyledraper.comfacebook/ (https://kyledraper.com) Facebook, Instagram, & Tiktok: @coachkyledraper Everything Else:https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper ( https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper) Want FREE Social Media Advice? http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup (http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup) Need a Dynamic Speaker for an Event or Group? Duh...Me! http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit (http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit) Would You Like to Learn How to Turn Four Videos Into a Month's Worth of Content? https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding (https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding)

No Room For Love Podcast
Happy Birthday Indee!

No Room For Love Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 16:40


Hey Roomies -- can I still call you Roomies? Idk..But LOOK! It's T.P. - just wanting to let all the gang know that it is November 11th; or what we will now refer to as "Indee Day!" Why? Cuz its her birthday, DUH! Help me out by wishing her a Happy Birthday (@lula.indee on INSTA). And tag her in story or post and let her know that this episode exists lol let's confuse her!Ohh and if you wanna send her a cashapp, send it to me FIRST and I'll send it to her ($TiarretP) Jk, jk.. sortaAnyways! Happy Birthday Indee! And I would love to say we have new content coming soon; but.. who knows.. :)

Motoring Podcast - News Show
Chauvinistic Prat - 9 November 2021

Motoring Podcast - News Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 51:46


FOLLOW UP: ENVISION SCALES BACK OUTPUT PREDICTIONEnvision, the Chinese company partnering with Renault on their battery factory, in Northern France, has lowered the predicted production output due to a change in the site's layout. The wooded area, previously marked for demolition will now not be destroyed because it is a wildlife habitat and building there would be “complicated”. Output is now predicted to be 30 gigawatts per hour against 43 previously expected. To find out more, click the Today News Post here. OCTOBER 2021 NEW CAR REGISTRATION FIGURESAnother month means more grim reading, with figures down 24.6% on last year, and that was hardly spectacular. Chip shortages are the main reason why. Electrified vehicles, though, helped reduce the pain. To find out more, click here for the SMMT article. TESLA RECALLS ON BACK OF SOFTWARE GLITCH A communication error, for nearly 12,000 cars sold in the US since 2017, could result in false forward collision warning and application of the automated emergency braking. The issue appears to be two chips not communicating once woken from sentry or summon standby modes. To read more, click The Guardian article here. MERCEDES RECALLS EQC DUE TO WATER INGRESS DAMAGEMercedes-Benz has issued a recall for their EQC SUV, built between 11 December 2019 and 18 May 2020. The steering wiring harness may have been damaged during assembly, which could lead to water ingress. This model has been hit by a number of recalls. To find out more, click here for the Autocar article. MERCEDES ACCUSED OF DEFEAT DEVICE USEA German environmental group (DUH) has accused Mercedes-Benz of using eight ‘defeat devices' in an engine tested on an E350d Bluetec. The German regulatory authority has stated it was aware of these devices and that they were permissible, to ensure a long life of the engine. DUH claim, these devices are not about longevity of life. To read more, click the Autocar article here. JCB AWARDED DEWAR TROPHY BY RAC FOR HYDROGEN ENGINEThe RAC has awarded JCB their Dewar Trophy, for "an outstanding British technical achievement in the automotive field", thanks to the development of the ABH2 hydrogen engine which gives a similar performance to the diesel equivalent. Whilst it produces no CO2, it also produces less NOx than a diesel. To read more, click here for the Autocar article. GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES ROAD COLLISION INVESTIGATION CONSULTATIONThe Government has launched a new consultation about setting up a dedicated organisation to investigate road collisions. The idea is for lessons to be learned and shared after investigating road incidents, including those where automated and driver assistance technologies are involved. To find out more and give your opinions, click the link here. ——————————————————————————-If you like what we do, on this show, and think it is worth a £1.00, please consider supporting us via Patreon. Here is the link to that CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST——————————————————————————-NEW NEW CAR NEWSToyota Aygo XIs this the most Alan new car to have ever featured on the podcast? Only time will tell, but what we can say is this small SUV is very much a car for now. Due to it's size it will not threaten other road uses, as do larger vehicles, but still give an elevated driving position. It will come with a 1.0 petrol engine, without any electrification, giving 71hp, 69lb ft of torque and 107g/km of CO2. To find out more, click the Autocar article here. Oh, one more thing, apparently, there could be a GR version too. Now THAT makes it the most Alan car. To see more about that, click the here for the Autocar article. Ora Car EVThe Ora Cat is a Chinese offering, due to be on sale from December, with a starting price of £25,000. This supermini sized EV will have a range of 261 miles, via a 63 kWh battery pack, for the top of the range. The base model will have a 53 kWh pack capable of 209 miles. The company, a brand of Great Wall Motors, has high hopes for their range. To find out more, click the Autocar article here. LUNCHTIME WATCH: BRINGING CAR HEAVEN TO MANCHESTER The Late Brake Show was continuing their World Tour of stadiums (this may be a slight over exaggeration), this time in Manchester. Andrew actually went and interacted with real people and cars. You can get a glimpse of how much of a wonderful event it really was by watching their round up video, by clicking this link here. LIST OF THE WEEK: 1996's BEST CARS NOW IN THE USThanks to the US's odd import rules, our friends over the pond have to wait many years before they can get their hands on stuff we've had and discarded. Here is a list, from Motoring Research, of the best of what they could now get from 1996. As ever, don't forget to tell the chaps your choice and if you agree with their selections. AND FINALLY: SUNG KANG'S RALLY-SPEC DATSUN 240ZSung Kang, famous for The Fast and Furious franchise movies, has built his own tribute to the 50th anniversary of the East African Safari Rally winning car. And we want it. Like now, please. This is better than a tarted up Juke, that is for sure. To gaze on and lust, click the Top Gear link here.

Rideshare Rodeo Podcast
#89 | App Based Food Delivery In London (GigGuyGrant)

Rideshare Rodeo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 98:31


Uber Lyft Drivers and Gig Economy Workers Weekly News & Interviews:   Today I have Grant McDonnell, GigGuyGrant, from London.   Grant started driving rideshare for Uber in London in 2017, then like everyone Pandemic-Pivoted to Delivery April 2020.   He has since continued to work only UberEats, Just Eat, and Deliveroo since.    He also has a YouTube channel where he does "ride along" delivery videos, only he uses a moped to navigate the streets of London.    Throughout the podcast we compare notes from here at home, to over there in London.  Here are some of the topics covered: London YouTube Creator. London Rideshare TFL regulations. Switched from Rideshare to UberEats, Just Eat, & Deliveroo when the pandemic hit. Just Eat who merged with Takeaway. Grant's “ride-alongs” are done from a moped recording on a GoPro8. Grant started driving Uber London in 2017. London, UK compared to USA market comparison (I was shocked to hear Grant say that London does not have a “tipping culture”). London App Stewart is another delivery service there, but not as reliable as the other platforms in that space. Position on ‘Unions'. Grant's encounter meeting Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. London's new “worker” classification. Airport re-matching EASTER EGG for drivers here in the United States. London rideshare driver sign up takes 6-8 months, much tougher regulations from TFL in London, a better system for on-boarding? Rideshare Insurance, London TFL requires you carry Commercial. Congestion and Location charges paid primarily by drivers?! London's push for going all Electric Vehicle's & their problem with many people not being able to park at their homes. GoPro videos showing us “Grant's London” are awesome! Here we put peoples food on the ground and take a picture, over there you hand peoples food to them. Drivers over there must be wearing their TFL badge or risk ticketing, another idea for here(?). Uber, Ola, Bolt, FreeNow, London rideshare companies. Middleton Technologies Apps: Maxymo, DUH, FlexAlert. Grant mentioned a company called… PARA?  Awesome!!! London Taxes on ALL non-electric vehicles. Driving: Addison Lee London. “Union Brainwashing” –Grant McDonnell. Grant's final thoughts on Uber. Find Gig Guy Grant (Grant McDonnell): YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GigGuyGrant Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gigguygrant/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gigguygrant Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GigGuyGrant Ready... Set... Rodeo!!!!! Rideshare Rodeo is sponsored by Curri.com Drive for Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Curri Links: Website: https://www.curri.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/curri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teamcurri/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18756359 Drive For Curri: https://drivecurri.app.link/fom2uFMcCib Don't forget to catch Jason Tieri and I weekly on Fridays: TNCRadio.live (4pm-6pm PST/7pm-9pm EST)  

Growing Native
Asteraceae in the Chihuahuan Desert

Growing Native

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 5:02


Xanthisma gracilis is an annual and found all over the southwest and into Mexico as well. Duh. A common name is slender goldenweed or spiny zinnia. I do love the botanical Xanthisma. It sounds like a medication, doesn't it, and if you did a little homework you'd find out that it does have some medicinal uses. I was driving to Bisbee recently and saw stands of flowering tarbush and that is what somehow inspired this show about the different biotic communities that surround us here in the borderlands. Tarbush, Flourensia cernua, and creosote, Larrea tridentata, are the predominate plants in that wonderful piece of Chihuahuan desert scrub just outside of town. That's two species that also might be fun to do a little homework on and find their medicinal uses as well, so now you have an assignment. Oh, and if you get out of your truck and wander through that desert scrub it only gets better botanically. I do recommend that. The photos are mine. You can see the classic aster flower head of the Xanthisma and also the nodding flower heads of the Flourensia that the specific epithet cernua is refers to. The phrase nodding heads reminds me of Art History 101 at the University of Arizona and my nodding head during lectures.

The Social Media Mindset
What Should You Do Consistently? Just show up!

The Social Media Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 31:05


Rosemary is in the top 5% of Realtors in Dallas/Fort Worth, she's got a killer podcast with her husband, and just constantly shows up in cool ways on social media. Our conversation was raw, it was real, and it will help you no matter where you're at! Her energy is so contagious...get ready to listen to this one twice! Thanks for coming on the show, Rosemary! You're amazing! Connect w/ Rosemary: Eagle Talk with Team Lewis:https://podcasts.apple.com/no/podcast/eagle-talk-with-team-lewis/id1560910704 ( https://podcasts.apple.com/no/podcast/eagle-talk-with-team-lewis/id1560910704)  Email: rosemary@rosemarylewis.com Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/rosemarytherealtor/ ( https://www.instagram.com/rosemarytherealtor/) Ready to be LIMITLESS in your social media for 2022? Don't miss this exclusive event coming to Fort Worth, TX on December 3rd! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867) Are you a great Realtor or Lender, but bad at social media? Stop leaving so much opportunity on the table...It's Yours! Well, you need to check out Season Three of The Collaborative!! Join the waitlist NOW! https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching (https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching) Connect with Coach Kyle: Website:https://kyledraper.com/ ( )https://kyledraper.comfacebook/ (https://kyledraper.com) Facebook, Instagram, & Tiktok: @coachkyledraper Everything Else:https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper ( https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper) Want FREE Social Media Advice? http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup (http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup) Need a Dynamic Speaker for an Event or Group? Duh...Me! http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit (http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit) Would You Like to Learn How to Turn Four Videos Into a Month's Worth of Content? https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding (https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding)

The Social Media Mindset
Finding Your Creativity w/ Lauren Matera!

The Social Media Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 38:13


Lauren is a Realtor in Baltimore, Maryland who happens to have almost 400k followers on Tiktok. (Last week her page got reported, so she has a second page...link below) She is closing deals left and right from Tiktok and referring people around the country! We talked a lot in this episode about how she stays creative to keep doing videos. It's such a powerful episode. Thanks for coming on the show, my friend!Connect w/ Lauren: Instagram:http://instagram.com/itsthatrealestatechick/ ( instagram.com/itsthatrealestatechick/) TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@itslaurenmatera ( https://www.tiktok.com/@itslaurenmatera) Ready to be LIMITLESS in your social media for 2022? Don't miss this exclusive event coming to Fort Worth, TX on December 3rd! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867) Are you a great Realtor or Lender, but bad at social media? Stop leaving so much opportunity on the table...It's Yours! Well, you need to check out Season Three of The Collaborative!! Join the waitlist NOW! https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching (https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching) Connect with Coach Kyle: Website:https://kyledraper.com/ ( )https://kyledraper.comfacebook/ (https://kyledraper.com) Facebook, Instagram, & Tiktok: @coachkyledraper Everything Else:https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper ( https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper) Want FREE Social Media Advice? http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup (http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup) Need a Dynamic Speaker for an Event or Group? Duh...Me! http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit (http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit) Would You Like to Learn How to Turn Four Videos Into a Month's Worth of Content? https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding (https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding)

Love Your Life Show
How to Feel More In Control

Love Your Life Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 19:59


When I feel overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious, I just want to feel more in control. Well guess what? These last two years have really been a test as there's been a lot out of our control. Duh that we feel more anxious, stressed, or flat out exhausted. Listen in, dear one. I made this episode just for you. These are the three things I do to help me feel more in control and I want to talk about them with the hope they help you too. You matter to me. . Show Notes Here: https://www.smbwell.com/169 Support the show: www.patreon.com/susiepettit The Monthly Women's Membership & Book Club: https://www.SMBwell.com/membership See Susie's favorite products here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/smbwell Follow Susie on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/smb.wellness Want to be featured on my instagram? Screen shot this page and put it in your instagram story. Make sure you tag me @smb.wellness so I can highlight you! The post How to Feel More In Control appeared first on Susie Pettit.

The Mishlei Podcast
Mishlei 21:2 - Subjective Evaluations vs. Hashem

The Mishlei Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 47:03


Mishlei 21:2 - Subjective Evaluations vs. Hashemכׇּל דֶּרֶךְ אִישׁ יָשָׁר בְּעֵינָיו וְתֹכֵן לִבּוֹת י״י:This morning (11/1/21) we learned one of those "Duh!" pesukim, which seem like they're stating an obvious idea. In cases like these, the challenge is to find an intellectual chidush (new insight), an emotional chidush, or both. We came up with three (or four) nice approaches which achieved these objectives, and we will most likely move on to the next pasuk next time. ----------This week's Torah content has been sponsored anonymously for the continued recovery of Rabbi Moskowitz. May Hashem grant Ha'Rav Meir ben Esther Malka a refuah shleimah.----------מקורות:משלי כא:בתרגום רס"ג - משלי כא:במצודת ציון/דוד - משלי כא:ברבינו יונה - משלי כא:ב----------If you have questions, comments, or feedback, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.----------If you've gained from what you've learned here, please consider contributing to my Patreon at www.patreon.com/rabbischneeweiss. Alternatively, if you would like to make a direct contribution to the "Rabbi Schneeweiss Torah Content Fund," my Venmo is @Matt-Schneeweiss, and my Zelle and PayPal are mattschneeweiss at gmail.com. Even a small contribution goes a long way to covering the costs of my podcasts, and will provide me with the financial freedom to produce even more Torah content for you.If you would like to sponsor a day's or a week's worth of content, or if you are interested in enlisting my services as a teacher or tutor, you can reach me at rabbischneeweiss at gmail.com. Thank you to my listeners for listening, thank you to my readers for reading, and thank you to my supporters for supporting my efforts to make Torah ideas available and accessible to everyone.----------YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rabbischneeweissBlog: https://kolhaseridim.blogspot.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/rmschneeweiss"The Mishlei Podcast": https://mishlei.buzzsprout.com"The Stoic Jew" Podcast: https://thestoicjew.buzzsprout.com"Rambam Bekius" Podcast: https://rambambekius.buzzsprout.com"Machshavah Lab" Podcast: https://machshavahlab.buzzsprout.com"The Tefilah Podcast": https://tefilah.buzzsprout.comGuide to the Torah Content of Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss: https://kolhaseridim.blogspot.com/2021/04/links-to-torah-content-of-rabbi-matt.html

SeltzerTimeofficial Podcast
Spooky Season - #130 w/ Scary Stories from Ricky & Travis

SeltzerTimeofficial Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 60:46


We're celebrating spooky season with two bone chilling stories written by your hosts. Listen if you dare to tales of doomed doritos bags and a concert you can never escape. Grab a safety seltzer and come along for the fright of your life. We got the merch baby: https://seltzertimeofficial.com/merch Listen, Like, Rate, Subscribe, Duh.

The Social Media Mindset
Bonus Episode: 5 Things I (probably) Never Said About Video!

The Social Media Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 15:36


Today I was embarrassed...I was at lunch with a friend and he didn't know that I offer a service that he absolutely needs! Why? Because I never talk about it. Stick around to the end of this episode to hear that story. It's powerful...and you NEED it!Do you need your content repurposed? Let's talk about it! Let's Zoom about it...Here's my Calendly Link. https://calendly.com/coachkyledraper/learn-about-content-compounding (https://calendly.com/coachkyledraper/learn-about-content-compounding) Ready to be LIMITLESS in your social media for 2022? Don't miss this exclusive event coming to Fort Worth, TX on December 3rd! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867) Are you a great Realtor or Lender, but bad at social media? Stop leaving so much opportunity on the table...It's Yours! Well, you need to check out Season Three of The Collaborative!! Join the waitlist NOW! https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching (https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching) Connect with Coach Kyle: Website:https://kyledraper.com/ ( )https://kyledraper.comfacebook/ (https://kyledraper.com) Facebook, Instagram, & Tiktok: @coachkyledraper Everything Else:https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper ( https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper) Want FREE Social Media Advice? http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup (http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup) Need a Dynamic Speaker for an Event or Group? Duh...Me! http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit (http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit) Would You Like to Learn How to Turn Four Videos Into a Month's Worth of Content? https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding (https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding)

Thoughts From Queens
the IDEAL woman . .

Thoughts From Queens

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 29:34


Hmm... the ideal woman, who is she? Tune in with your TFQ girls as they discuss the characteristics of who they believe is to be the "IDEAL" woman. What characteristics does she hold? What's her vision? Is she fun? DUH! As we grew older we realized that this vision of the ideal woman or who we want to be has evolved... as it should! We compare how the different generations may view this topic. We share some opinions from our listeners and would love to hear your thoughts as well! So tune in and let us know what you think! Don't forget to follow us on IG and Subscribe!

Infinite Football
Why the OGS Situation Is a Symptom of a Much Bigger Problem at Manchester United

Infinite Football

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 71:06


On the latest episode of Infinite Football, Ryan, Franco, and Tom discuss what it’s like to be washed. Then they dive into the never-ending saga at Manchester United: When will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inevitably lose his job? Should they hire Antonio Conte? (Duh.) And will any of it actually make a material long-term difference? Get full access to No Grass in the Clouds at nograssintheclouds.substack.com/subscribe

The Social Media Mindset
Using A Local Podcast To Crush Real Estate

The Social Media Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 37:08


Matthew Weber started a podcast to talk about all things local...now he has over 60k downloads and sells all the real estate he wants because of it. If you have a passion for your local community and a voice made for radio...this episode is for you! But seriously...it's so good! Matthew crushes it!Connect w/ Matthew: Podcast: https://whatsupdunwoody.com/ (https://whatsupdunwoody.com/) Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/matthewweber/ ( https://www.instagram.com/matthewweber/) Ready to be LIMITLESS in your social media for 2022? Don't miss this exclusive event coming to Fort Worth, TX on December 3rd! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867) Are you a great Realtor or Lender, but bad at social media? Stop leaving so much opportunity on the table...It's Yours! Well, you need to check out Season Three of The Collaborative!! Join the waitlist NOW! https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching (https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching) Connect with Coach Kyle: Website:https://kyledraper.com/ ( )https://kyledraper.comfacebook/ (https://kyledraper.com) Facebook, Instagram, & Tiktok: @coachkyledraper Everything Else:https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper ( https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper) Want FREE Social Media Advice? http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup (http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup) Need a Dynamic Speaker for an Event or Group? Duh...Me! http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit (http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit) Would You Like to Learn How to Turn Four Videos Into a Month's Worth of Content? https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding (https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding)

SeltzerTimeofficial Podcast
Adapt & Innovate, or Get Smoked - #129 w/ Alex Mazin - President & CEO of Bud's Goods & Provisions

SeltzerTimeofficial Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 84:30


Alex Mazin and the rest of the team at Bud's Goods and Provisions have been constantly pushing the boundaries of the cannabis industry since their opening last October. By communicating with their base clientele and keeping tabs on industry innovations, Buds continues to assert themselves as the best recreational dispensary in the area. Find out how they've gotten to this point and what they're planning next. Check out Buds Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/budsgoods Listen, Like, Rate, Subscribe, Duh.

Redescoperă Evanghelia
Cum să auzi vocea lui Dumnezeu (Mesaj individual)

Redescoperă Evanghelia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 44:48


IntroducereAstăzi aș dori să vorbesc despre un subiect de mare interes în rândul creștinilor, și anume, despre cum să auzi vocea lui Dumnezeu. În ciuda abundenței de materiale și predici creștine disponibile astăzi, mulți credincioși încă se luptă să audă vocea lui Dumnezeu și au o dorință sinceră de a ști cum vorbește Dumnezeu poporului Său în Noul Testament. În discuția noastră de astăzi, voi încerca să ofer răspunsuri la 5 întrebări: „De ce avem nevoie să-L auzim pe Dumnezeu? Vorbește Dumnezeu astăzi tuturor credincioșilor născuți din nou sau numai anumitor oameni care sunt mai sfinți sau aleși de El? Cum vorbește Dumnezeu? Cum putem discerne vocea lui Dumnezeu dintre toate celelalte voci? și Ce putem face pentru a învăța mai repede să auzim vocea lui Dumnezeu?” 1. De ce avem nevoie să auzim vocea lui Dumnezeu?Unii credincioși poate se întreabă de ce ar trebui să audă vreodată vocea lui Dumnezeu în viața lor. La ce i-ar ajuta? Este auzirea vocii lui Dumnezeu ceva de importanță vitală care merită atenția, timpul și efortul nostru sau este doar o abilitate bună de avut pentru orice eventualitate? Ei bine, există multe avantaje extraordinare în auzirea vocii lui Dumnezeu. În primul rând, te va proteja de multe decizii, situații, oameni sau lucruri negative care ar putea încerca să vină în viața ta. În al doilea rând, te va ajuta să vezi multe oportunități și să îți deschidă uși pentru a fi binecuvântat și de a deveni o binecuvântare pentru alți oameni. În al treilea rând, îți va îndrepta pașii către destinul și chemarea ta pe acest pământ, astfel încât să împlinești cât mai mult din ceea ce Dumnezeu a plănuit pentru tine și viața ta. În al patrulea rând, te va încuraja și te va întări în spiritul și credința ta în acele momente în care te vei simți slab sau descurajat. Auzirea lui Dumnezeu este vitală pentru a duce o viață de glorie continuă, victorie, succes, pace, bucurie, sănătate, bunăstare și prosperitate aici pe pământ. 2. Cui vorbește Dumnezeu?În Noul Testament, Dumnezeu vrea să vorbească și le vorbește tuturor credincioșilor născuți din nou. Acest lucru este diferit de Vechiul Testament, unde Dumnezeu a vorbit doar anumitor oameni aleși de El. Poate te vei întreba, de ce este așa? Lucrurile stau în felul acesta deoarece în Vechiul Testament toți oamenii erau sub autoritatea întunericului. Isus nu murise încă pe cruce și Duhul Sfânt nu locuia încă în ființele umane în mod permanent. Duhul Sfânt era dat din când în când anumitor oameni în măsuri parțiale și pentru misiuni specifice și temporare. Cu alte cuvinte, Duhul Sfânt venea și pleca. Însă, în Noul Testament, Duhul lui Dumnezeu a fost trimis în lăuntrul credincioșilor pentru a fi în ei și cu ei pentru totdeauna. Vedem aceasta în Ioan 14:16-17 și în 1 Corinteni 6:19: Ioan 14:16-17 (NTR)16 Iar Eu Îl voi ruga pe Tatăl şi El vă va da un alt Apărător, Care să fie cu voi în veac, şi anume 17 Duhul adevărului, pe Care lumea nu-L poate primi, pentru că nici nu-L vede, nici nu-L cunoaşte. Voi Îl cunoaşteţi, pentru că rămâne cu voi şi va fi în voi. 1 Corinteni 6:19 (NTR)19 Sau oare nu ştiţi că trupul vostru este templul Duhului Sfânt Care este în voi, pe Care-L aveţi de la Dumnezeu, şi că voi nu sunteţi ai voştri?  Dumnezeu vorbește întotdeauna tuturor credincioșilor în Cristos și aceasta este ceva normal. Aceasta ar trebui să fie o normalitate zilnică pentru creștini și nu ceva anormal care se întâmplă din când în când în unele momente de ungere foarte speciale. Fiecare credincios în Cristos are capacitatea de a-L auzi pe Dumnezeu. Dumnezeu vrea să ne vorbească mult mai mult decât suntem noi gata să-L auzim. De fapt, El vorbește mult mai mult decât auzim noi. Să vedem ce ne spune Ioan 10:27, Ioan 14:26, Ioan 16:13 despre auzirea vocii lui Dumnezeu: Ioan 10:27 (NTR)27 Oile Mele ascultă glasul Meu; Eu le cunosc, iar ele Mă urmează. Ioan 14:26 (NTR)26 Dar Apărătorul, adică Duhul Sfânt, pe Care Tatăl Îl va trimite în Numele Meu, vă va învăţa toate lucrurile şi vă va reaminti tot ce v-am spus. Ioan 16:13 (NTR)13 Însă când va veni El, Duhul adevărului, vă va călăuzi în tot adevărul. Căci El nu va vorbi de la Sine, ci va vorbi tot ceea ce va auzi şi vă va anunţa lucrurile ce urmează să vină. Oile lui Cristos aud și recunosc glasul Lui. Duhul Sfânt din noi ne va învăța toate lucrurile, ne va călăuzi în tot adevărul și ne va anunța anumite lucruri din viitor. Acestea nu sunt toate stipulate în Biblie, ci Duhul Sfânt ni le va vorbi direct nouă. Dacă mergem mai departe, un alt lucru important este că nu e suficient să știm că Dumnezeu vorbește și că este normal pentru credincioși să-L audă. Noi trebuie să și căutăm să-I auzim vocea, să fim preocupați de acest lucru și trebuie să ne reglăm mintea la frecvența spirituală corectă, cam în același mod în care căutăm un canal radio până când găsim frecvența potrivită. Atâta timp cât poți trăi fără să auzi vocea lui Dumnezeu, vei continua să faci asta. Însă nu va fi în avantajul tău. În Ieremia 29:11-13, Dumnezeu vorbește poporului Său prin profetul Ieremia următoarele:  Ieremia 29:11-13 (NTR)11 Căci Eu cunosc planurile pe care le am cu privire la voi, zice Domnul, planuri de pace şi nu de nenorocire, ca să vă dau un viitor şi o nădejde. 12 Mă veţi chema şi veţi veni să vă rugaţi Mie, iar Eu vă voi asculta. 13 Mă veţi căuta şi Mă veţi găsi, dacă Mă veţi căuta din toată inima. Noi trebuie să ne luăm timp pentru a ne liniști mintea și a reduce la minim volumul tuturor celorlalte voci pentru a putea auzi acel murmur suav al vocii Sale. Trebuie să ne deconectăm frecvent de la zgomotul zilnic, să ne retragem în noi înșine și să medităm la cine suntem în Cristos, unde mergem, ce facem, cum facem anumite lucruri, de ce le facem așa și așa mai departe. Trebuie să ne obișnuim să medităm la Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu. O dată făceam un test-drive la o mașină nouă pentru a o cumpăra și, în timp ce o conduceam, se auzea destul de tare vâjâitul vântului de afară chiar și cu geamurile închise. Și tocmai acesta era unul din lucrurile pe care le căutam la o următoare mașină nouă, acela de a auzi cât mai puțin zgomot posibil de afară. Așa că am întrebat-o pe doamna care făcea testul cu noi de ce se aude așa tare zgomotul de afară din moment ce aceasta era o mașină nouă, la care ea a răspuns cu o față foarte serioasă: „Să știți că dacă dați muzica mai tare, nu veți mai auzi niciun zgomot de vânt de afară”. Nu mi-am putut da seama dacă această doamnă glumea sau chiar vorbea serios când a spus asta. Nici nu știam cum să reacționez la o asemenea replică. Ideea este că, atâta timp cât avem alte voci mai puternice în viața noastră, va fi dificil, dacă nu imposibil, să auzim vocea lui Dumnezeu. Și în zilele noastre, vocile s-au multiplicat exponențial: prin internet și rețelele de socializare, telefoane mobile, divertisment media digital și tot felul de gadget-uri. În calitate de credincioși, în această vreme trebuie să fim mai intenționați ca oricând în a auzi vocea lui Dumnezeu, dacă vrem cu adevărat să-L auzim. Și retragerea din activitățile zilnice nu ar trebui să fie foarte dificilă sau complicată. Nu vorbesc aici despre ceva super spiritual în care să îți iei un timp special mai lung în tăcere și departe de toată lumea, deși și aceste timpuri sunt recomandate când se poate. Însă majoritatea dintre noi avem multe activități și muncă și trebui să integrăm cumva acest obicei în rutina noastră zilnică astfel încât să curgă natural. Nu trebuie să fie întotdeauna un timp special, dar în mintea ta trebuie să fii sensibil, să iei un pas înapoi des și să te gândești la lucruri, la situații prin care treci, să le  analizezi, să asculți o predică, să îți pui întrebări, să meditezi la Cuvânt, și lucruri de genul acesta. Și acest lucru poate fi făcut foarte natural când conduci mașina, când ești în mijloacele de transport în comun, când ai un timp de pauză la servici, când pregătești mâncarea, etc.  3. Cum vorbește Dumnezeu?Primul mod prin care Dumnezeu vorbește fiilor și fiicelor Sale este Cuvântul Său sau Cuvântul lui Cristos. A.     Prin Cuvântul lui DumnezeuNu ne putem aștepta să auzim vocea lui Dumnezeu atât de mult în moduri specifice până când nu știm foarte bine ceea ce El a spus deja în Cuvântul Său. Trebuie să petrecem timp în Cuvântul Său. Când vorbesc despre Cuvântul lui Cristos, nu mă refer la reîmprospătarea minții noastre cu ceea ce Dumnezeu așteaptă de la noi din punct de vedere moral, ci la învățarea din Cuvânt a cine suntem în Cristos, care este identitatea noastră ca nouă creație, ce moștenire am primit, care sunt drepturile și responsabilitățile noastre în tărâmul spiritual, cum funcționează lumea spirituală și legile spirituale, care este inima lui Dumnezeu, căile Sale de a face lucrurile, natura Sa, caracterul Său, perspectivele Sale asupra lucrurilor și valorile Sale. Și a fi continuu în Cuvânt nu este greu. Trebuie doar să ne formăm un obicei consistent de a citi personal Cuvântul, de a asculta învățături biblice și predici și de a memora versete care se aplică noii creații.Cu cât avem mai mult Cuvânt în noi, cu atât mai mult vom deveni una în gând și inimă cu Dumnezeu. Vom ști ce să facem în multe situații chiar și fără a primi un cuvânt special de la Dumnezeu. De exemplu, de multe ori eu pot lua o decizie pentru familia noastră chiar și fără ca soția mea să fie acolo prezentă și știu sigur dacă va fi sau nu de acord cu decizia mea, pentru că o cunosc foarte bine. Petrecem mult timp împreună. Și același lucru este valabil și pentru ea și pentru mulți dintre voi. Cuvântul va acționa și ca punct de control pentru toate celelalte voci pe care le auzim. Uneori am putea crede că am auzit ceva de la Dumnezeu care contrazice ceea ce El a spus deja clar în Cuvântul Său. De exemplu, Dumnezeu nu îți va spune niciodată să divorțezi de soție și să mergi cu altcineva. Alteori, așteptăm să auzim un răspuns de la Dumnezeu cu privire la o situație despre care El ne-a spus deja în Cuvântul Său că avem răspunsul, cum ar fi lipsa de pace, boala, lipsa financiară și așa mai departe. În toate aceste situații, avem o problemă de cunoaștere. 2 Petru 1:2-3 spune următorul lucru: 2 Petru 1:2-3 (NTR)2 harul şi pacea să vă fie înmulţite prin cunoaşterea lui Dumnezeu şi a lui Isus, Domnul nostru!3 Dumnezeiasca Lui putere ne-a dăruit toate lucrurile necesare pentru viaţă şi evlavie, prin cunoaşterea CeluiCe ne-a chemat prin slava şi virtutea Lui. Mulți oameni se roagă pentru pace în familiile lor, pace în ceea ce privește finanțele, pentru sănătatea și viitorul lor, dar nu au cunoștințele necesare și adecvate despre Dumnezeu, care să le ofere pacea pe care o caută fără să aștepte să primească ceva de la Dumnezeu. Pacea nu va veni peste tine dintr-o dată ca o pătură supranaturală, ci vine prin cunoașterea Lui. Dacă ai o problemă de pace în viața ta este pentru că ai o problemă de cunoaștere. Același lucru este valabil dacă ai o boală sau o problemă financiară. Osea 4:6 spune că poporul lui Dumnezeu piere din lipsă de cunoaștere, nu din lipsă de putere sau de rugăciune. Romani 8:6 (BTF2015)6 Fiindcă a gândi carnal este moarte; dar a gândi spiritual, viață și pace. Gândirea carnală nu se referă doar la lucruri păcătoase, ci la modul de a gândi în toate lucrurile vieții. A avea o gândire spirituală înseamnă să gândești conform Cuvântului și principiilor sale în toate deciziile și abordarea vieții tale. Gândirea spirituală îți oferă viață și pace. Aceasta e ceea ce Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu spune. B.      Prin vocea interioară a mințiiCând poporul lui Dumnezeu a trecut de la Vechiul Testament la Noul Testament au avut loc niște schimbări semnificative în relația dintre Dumnezeu și ființele umane. Aproape tot ce ține de viața creștină s-a schimbat într-un fel sau altul: postul și rugăciunea, închinarea, profeticul, autoritatea, felul în care Dumnezeu se raportează la oameni, și așa mai departe. Din păcate, mulți credincioși trăiesc încă în Vechiul Testament și infuzează gândirea Vechiului Testament în Noul Testament. Modul în care Dumnezeu vorbește în mod specific poporului Său este un astfel de domeniu care s-a schimbat semnificativ în Noul Testament.În Vechiul Testament, Dumnezeu a vorbit poporului Său de cele mai multe ori (dacă nu tot timpul) printr-o o voce auzibilă și din exteriorul persoanei, deoarece oamenii nu aveau Duhul Sfânt în ei. Dumnezeu trimitea mesajele Sale și prin apariții îngerești. Profeții trebuiau să primească și să transmită mesajele de la Dumnezeu foarte exact. Era ca o transă spirituală în care intrau. Și dacă ceva din ceea ce spuneau nu se împlinea, erau considerați profeți falși și uneori uciși. Însă, în Noul Testament, Dumnezeu vorbește în interiorul nostru, în mintea noastră conștientă, și prin intuiție, impresii, imagini, viziuni, precum și anumite sentimente sau vise de noapte. Este ca o comunicare telepatică prin care ne trezim deodată că știm anumite lucruri în intuiția noastră fără să știm de unde au venit. Uneori avem un sentiment bun sau un sentiment rău în legătură cu o situație sau cu o persoană. În Noul Testament, vocea lui Dumnezeu trece prin sufletul nostru (emoții, rațiune, personalitate) și ne vorbește prin pronumele la persoana întâi. Ne folosește urechea și vocea noastră interioară, de parcă ar fi vocea noastră, ideile și dorințele noastre. De aceea, de multe ori, vocea lui Dumnezeu în viața noastră este confundată cu propria noastră voce și este imediat respinsă fără să ne dăm seama că Dumnezeu ne vorbește și acelea nu sunt doar propriile noastre idei. Voi da aici exemplele preotului Caiafa și ale apostolului Petru care au vorbit ceva despre care au crezut că este de la ei, când de fapt era de la Duhul lui Dumnezeu: Ioan 11:49-52 (NTR)49 Însă unul dintre ei, Caiafa, care era mare preot în anul acela, le-a zis:– Voi nu ştiţi nimic!50 Nu vă daţi seama că este mai de folos pentru voi să moară un singur om pentru popor şi să nu piară întregul neam?!51 Dar nu a spus lucrul acesta de la el, ci, fiind mare preot în anul acela, a profeţit că Isus urma să moară pentru neam52 şi nu numai pentru neam, ci şi ca să-i adune laolaltă pe copiii lui Dumnezeu cei risipiţi. Matei 16:15-17 (NTR)15 – Dar voi cine ziceţi că sunt Eu? i-a mai întrebat El.16 Simon Petru a răspuns:– Tu eşti Cristosul, Fiul Dumnezeului celui Viu!17 Isus i-a zis:– Ferice de tine, Simone, fiul lui Iona, pentru că nu carnea şi sângele ţi-au descoperit lucrul acesta, ci Tatăl Meu, Care este în ceruri. Deoarece Dumnezeu folosește vocea noastră interioară atunci când vorbește, avem nevoie de credință pentru a acționa pe baza a ceea ce credem că am primit de la Dumnezeu. Uneori, nu avem întreaga imagine și trebuie doar să facem primul pas în credință. Evrei 11:6 spune că fără credință este imposibil să-i fim plăcuți lui Dumnezeu. La început, s-ar putea să nu distingem întotdeauna corect ceea ce primim de la Dumnezeu, dar chiar și atunci când greșim, Dumnezeu va aprecia credința noastră de a acționa și va găsi modalități de a ne readuce pe calea cea bună. De asemenea, prin practică pas cu pas vom învăța să recunoaștem vocea Lui din ce în ce mai clar.Poate te întrebi: „Dar de ce este așa în Noul Testament?” Acest lucru se datorează faptului că la nivel spiritual, prin nașterea din nou, am devenit un singur spirit cu spiritul lui Cristos:  1 Corinteni 6:17 (NTR)17 Dar cel ce se alipeşte de Domnul este un singur duh cu El. Cei născuți din nou au mintea lui Cristos: 1 Corinteni 2:16 (BTF2015)16 Fiindcă cine a cunoscut mintea Domnului, ca să îi dea învățătură? Noi însă avem mintea lui Cristos. Mulți credincioși cred că a avea mintea lui Cristos este așa o metaforă, un proces, un ideal și că se referă la a gândi moral ca Dumnezeu. Însă, nu este așa. Cu siguranță există un proces de integrare al minții lui Cristos în viețile noastre, dar există și ceva real care a avut loc deja. La nivel de subconștient al minților noastre, mintea lui Cristos Însuși a fost etern conectată la mintea noastră în momentul mântuirii. Acum avem acces la modul în care gândește Cristos în fiecare situație. Caroline Leaf, o femeie de știință creștină în neurologie cerebrală, spune că ființele umane, și mai ales credincioșii născuți din nou, sunt implicați în două lumi în același timp. Ei sunt cu un picior în tărâmul spiritual prin mintea subconștientă, unde are loc activitatea spirituală și cu celălalt picior în tărâmul fizic prin mintea conștientă și prin trupul fizic. Ea mai spune că mintea conștientă funcționează la o viteză de 2000 de acțiuni pe secundă, în timp ce mintea subconștientă funcționează la o viteză de 400 de miliarde de acțiuni pe secundă, care este o viteză cuantică uluitoare de natură spirituală, ce nu a fost niciodată reprodusă în lumea fizică de către o ființă umană. Biblia spune următoarele în Coloseni 2:2-3 și 1 Ioan 2:20: Coloseni 2:2-3 (NTR)2 ca inimile lor să fie încurajate, unite în dragoste şi să aibă bogăţiile depline ale înţelegerii complete, pentru a cunoaşte taina lui Dumnezeu, şi anume pe Cristos, 3 în Care sunt ascunse toate bogăţiile înţelepciunii şi ale cunoaşterii. 1 Ioan 2:20 (BTF2015)20 Dar voi aveți o ungere de la Cel Sfânt și cunoașteți toate lucrurile. O dată ce am intrat în Cristos, am primit acces în mintea noastră la toate bogățiile cunoașterii și înțelepciunii lui Dumnezeu, dar acel acces este la nivel de subconștient și trebuie să scoatem la suprafață acele lucruri de care avem nevoie pentru fiecare situație în mintea noastră conștientă, astfel încât să putem beneficia de ele. Este ca și cum am avea o fântână vastă de viață și cunoaștere în noi, în stomacul nostru sau în zona intestinală, de unde scoatem apa vie a răspunsurilor și a puterii pentru orice situație dată. Acesta este sistemul nervos enteric din zona intestinală, unde simțim prima dată orice sentiment de frică sau stres. Aceasta este și zona intuiției. Caroline Leaf și alți oameni de știință numesc acest sistem, care este conectat la mintea subconștientă, al doilea creier. Și aici intră în joc discuția despre rugăciunea în limbi. Avem în noi o fântână numită fântâna mântuirii care izvorăște în râuri de apă vie.Dacă vă amintiți de începuturile Internetului când a apărut Google pentru prima dată și căutam un anumit cuvânt sau subiect, primeam foarte puține rezultate, deoarece cunoștințele de pe Internet erau încă limitate și rare. Însă, după câțiva ani, dacă mergeți astăzi pe Internet pentru a căuta ceva, veți găsi mii de resurse și link-uri pe orice subiect. De ce? Pentru că informațiile disponibile pe Internet au devenit atât de vaste aproape peste noapte. Îmi amintesc când am cumpărat pentru prima oară Logos Bible Software pentru școala biblică, aveam doar pachetele Starter și Bronze. Și când căutam ceva în interiorul acelei aplicații Logos, obțineam doar câteva resurse. Mai târziu, am trecut la pachetele Silver și Gold și, dintr-o dată, s-a deschis o lume cu totul nouă. Era ca un portal către noi cunoștințe. Acum, când am căutam același lucru, obțineam mult mai multe resurse și lexicoane grecești și tot felul de comentarii asupra unui subiect. La fel, când intrăm în Cristos, ni se acordă acces de nivel de platină sau diamant (dacă aș putea spune așa) la cunoștințe divine și acestea le accesăm prin reînnoirea minții noastre cu Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu și prin vorbirea în limbi în mod regulat. În acest fel, când auzi o predică sau când citești o carte sau când analizezi o situație, dintr-o dată vei vedea și percepe lucruri care ție ți se vor părea normale, triviale și naturale și pe care de cele mai multe ori le vei trece cu vederea, dar acele lucruri nu sunt percepute de alte persoane. Acest lucru se întâmplă deoarece ai acces la o bază de date mult mai mare de cunoștințe, de înțelepciune divină și de revelație spirituală. Dar punctul pe care încerc să-l subliniez este că acele lucruri nu îți vor veni cu foc și tunete din cer, ci într-un mod foarte subtil și natural. C.      Prin rugăciune frecventă în limbiNu știu cum pot sublinia suficient de mult necesitatea credincioșilor de a se ruga în mod regulat în limbi și mai ales în situațiile în care au nevoie să-L audă pe Dumnezeu. Cu cât mai mult credincioșii se vor ruga în limbi, cu atât mai mult mintea lor va fi contopită cu mintea lui Cristos la nivel conștient și aceștia vor intra în așa-numita călăuzire inconștientă a Duhului. La acest nivel, majoritatea deciziilor, a lucrurilor pe care le vorbim, a locurilor unde mergem și a faptelor noastre vor fi în voia lui Dumnezeu în mod inconștient. Acest lucru este mult mai bun și mai de dorit, deoarece atunci când suntem plini în mod continuu de Duhul Sfânt prin rugăciunea în limbi (Efeseni 5:18), chiar și glumele noastre pot vorbi ceva cuiva din partea lui Dumnezeu. Romani 8:14 spune că toți aceia care sunt conduși de Duhul lui Dumnezeu (inconștient), sunt fiii lui Dumnezeu. Cuvântul grecesc folosit pentru “fii” acolo este huios, care înseamnă „fiii maturi ai lui Dumnezeu”, aceia care și-au reînnoit mintea cu Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu și care se roagă atât de mult în limbi încât literalmente au devenit una cu Duhul în realitate. Există și un alt cuvânt grecesc folosit pentru bebeluși sau copii în Cristos și acesta este nepios.Apostolul Pavel se ruga în limbi mai mult decât oricine. Nu este o surpriză faptul că a scris 3 sferturi din Noul Testament și a avut așa revelații ale harului direct de la Isus Cristos, pe care ceilalți apostoli nu le-au avut, deși au trăit cu Isus timp de 3 ani. În 1 Corinteni 14:15, Pavel a spus: 1 Corinteni 14:15 (NTR)15 Aşadar, ce voi face? Mă voi ruga cu duhul, dar mă voi ruga şi cu mintea, voi cânta laude cu duhul, dar voi cânta laude şi cu mintea. Expresiile „de asemenea” sau ”și cu” se aplică rugăciunii și cântării cu mintea sau înțelegerea. Cu alte cuvinte, acest tip de rugăciune și cântare este secundar. Principalul mod de a ne ruga și de a cânta ar trebui să fie cu duhul, adică în limbi. Cu toate acestea, din anumite motive, majoritatea a creștinilor tratează rugăciunea în limbi ca un fel de rugăciune secundară care apare ici și colo, numai în momentele pe care ei le consideră a fi „momente înalte în Duh” sau folosesc rugăciunea în limbi ca umplutură. Însă rugăciunea în limbi este primordială pentru că ea aduce mintea Duhului la suprafață. Romani 8:26-27 spune: Romani 8:26-27 (NTR)26 În acelaşi fel, Duhul ne ajută în slăbiciunea noastră, pentru că noi nu ştim cum ar trebui să ne rugăm, ci Duhul Însuşi mijloceşte cu suspine nerostite; 27 însă Cel Care cercetează inimile, cunoaşte care este gândirea Duhului, pentru că Acesta mijloceşte pentru sfinţi potrivit cu voia lui Dumnezeu. 1 Corinteni 14:4 spune că atunci când vorbim în limbi, ne zidim pe noi înșine. Care părți ale noastre sunt zidite? Trupurile noastre prin sănătate și mintea noastră prin reînnoire. Cu alte cuvinte, mințile și trupurile noastre se acordează, se aliniază și se conformează cu realitatea duhului din noi. Sfaturile de care ai nevoie cu privire la familia ta, în legătură cu ce servici să alegi, ce partener de viață să alegi, în ce direcție de slujire spirituală să mergi, care este chemarea și destinul tău, răspunsurile la toate acestea sunt deja în interiorul tău. Ele trebuie doar să fie scoase la iveală prin vorbirea în limbi.Uneori, când pierd un lucru și nu-l găsesc, mă rog în limbi și destul de repede îmi vine în minte o idee despre locul în care am plasat ultima dată acel lucru. La locul de muncă, când mă confrunt cu o provocare tehnică pe care nu știu cum să o rezolv, mă rog în limbi. Frumusețea este că, cu cât te obișnuiești mai mult să te rogi în limbi, cu atât mai mult răspunsurile supranaturale la problemele zilnice vor curge în mod natural din tine și îți vor veni în minte. La locul meu de muncă, am deja reputația de a rezolva probleme doar prin simpla mea prezență într-o conferință, fără să fac nimic și nu glumesc când afirm acest lucru. Colegii mei fac glume pe seama asta, dar pentru mine este foarte real. Mi s-a întâmplat de mai multe ori când diferiți oameni din companie au încercat zile întregi să rezolve o problemă și în cele din urmă au organizat o conferință cu mine pentru a explica problema și a vedea dacă pot ajuta în vreun fel. O dată ce intram în conferință și începeau să-mi explice problema, își dădeau seama că problema nu mai exista și mă întrebau dacă am făcut ceva la care le răspundeam că nu. Uneori, îmi trimiteau un email despre o anumită problemă pentru a o  examina și, fără să fac nimic, după câteva minute, îmi trimiteau alt email spunându-mi că problema a fost rezolvată și mă întrebau dacă am făcut ceva. Poate sună comic, dar aceasta a fost experiența mea de mai multe ori și acestea nu sunt singurele manifestări ale supranaturalului din viața mea. 4. Cum să discern vocea lui Dumnezeu?Primul mod de a discerne vocea lui Dumnezeu este prin Cuvântul Său. Cu cât avem mai mult Cuvânt în noi și cu cât ne rugăm mai mult în limbi, cu atât mai mult dorințele lui Dumnezeu vor deveni dorințele inimii noastre. În acest fel, putem deveni din ce în ce mai siguri că atunci când dorim să facem ceva, va fi de la Dumnezeu. Psalmul 37:4 spune: Psalmii 37:4 (BTF2015)4 Desfată-te de asemenea în DOMNUL și El îți va da dorințele inimii tale. Acest verset poate însemna cu siguranță că Dumnezeu ne va împlini și dorințele inimii noastre, deși unele dintre dorințele noastre nu sunt întotdeauna bune după cum știm. Însă, o interpretare mai bună ar fi că, cu cât ne găsim mai mult plăcerea în Dumnezeu, în prezența Sa și în Cuvântul Său, El face ca dorințele Sale să devină  dorințele inimilor noastre. Evrei 4:12 spune că Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu este capabil să distingă și să separe ceea ce este spiritual de ceea ce este firesc sau sufletesc. Haideți să citim: Evrei 4:12 (NTR)12 Într-adevăr, Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu este viu şi activ, mai ascuţit decât orice sabie cu două tăişuri, străpungând până desparte sufletul şi duhul, încheieturile şi măduva, şi poate judeca gândurile şi intenţiile inimii. A doua modalitate prin care putem discerne vocea lui Dumnezeu este prin prezența sau absența păcii. Coloseni 3:15 (NTR)15 Iar pacea lui Cristos să stăpânească în inimile voastre; la ea aţi şi fost chemaţi, într-un singur trup. Şi fiţi mulţumitori! Când vorbesc despre pace sau lipsa ei, vorbesc despre ceva dincolo de sentimente, pentru că emoțiile pot fi înșelătoare uneori. Este o neliniște pe care o simți în interiorul tău în legătură cu o situație. Nu știi de ce, dar doar te trezești că te simți într-un anume fel. Eu și soția mea am decis la un moment dat să ne mutăm într-un anumit oraș și timp de două săptămâni, după ce am luat decizia, amândoi am avut un sentiment persistent de neliniște, ca un nor de întuneric deasupra noastră. În momentul în care L-am întrebat pe Duhul Sfânt despre asta și am decis să ne schimbăm destinația, dintr-o dată, amândoi am început să ne simțim în largul nostru și plini de bucurie și pace. Altădată, mi s-a oferit ocazia să fiu pastorul unei biserici, un lucru pe care mi l-am dorit din totdeauna, însă, dintr-un anumit motiv, la acel moment, nu aveam deloc pace pentru a accepta acea poziție. Și nu am făcut-o. Mai târziu, am înțeles de ce a fost mai bine pentru mine să nu o accept și Duhul Sfânt m-a protejat de unele lucruri nedorite. Ori de câte ori te afli într-o situație în care trebuie să alegi ceva și să iei o decizie, dar nu ai pace completă cu nici una din opțiunile disponibile, fie mai aștepți dacă e posibil și poți, fie mergi înainte cu opțiunea cu care ai cea mai multă pace. Este foarte posibil ca după ce faci primul pas să primești mai multă claritate cu privire la cee ace trebuie să faci.Al treilea mod prin care putem discerne vocea lui Dumnezeu este să cerem confirmări suplimentare de la Dumnezeu sau de la alte persoane apropiate care ne cunosc bine și ne iubesc cu adevărat. Dumnezeu nu va fi supărat dacă Îi cerem sincer alte confirmări, mai ales în deciziile cruciale ale vieții și, de cele mai multe ori, El ni le va da. 5. Ce pot face pentru a învăța să discern vocea lui Dumnezeu?Primul lucru pe care trebuie să-l realizăm și cel mai important este că învățarea de a discerne vocea lui Dumnezeu nu vine peste noapte, ci este un proces care necesită timp. De fapt, creșterea și dezvoltarea spirituală necesită timp. De exemplu, pentru a ne antrena mintea și pentru a obține o educație petrecem cel puțin 15 ani în școală. De asemenea, dacă dorim să ne dezvoltăm forța musculară fizică, mergem la sală ani de zile în mod regulat și adoptăm anumite diete de mâncare. La fel este cu dezvoltarea spirituală în  Noul Testament și cu auzirea vocii lui Dumnezeu. Necesită timp și efort intenționat pentru a construi obiceiurile spirituale sănătoase care să ne faciliteze și să cultive creșterea în lucrurile spirituale. Majoritatea a creștinilor se așteaptă ca rezultatele spirituale să vină instantaneu ca la microunde, iar Dumnezeu să facă totul pentru ei. Nu este așa în Noul Testament.Al doilea lucru important este că nimeni nu te poate învăța abilitatea de a-L auzi pe Dumnezeu. Poți primi învățătură și îndrumări, dar a recunoaște vocea lui Dumnezeu pentru tine personal este ceva ce va trebui să înveți singur prin practică și credință consecventă. Însă dacă te ții de asta cu perseverență, vei ajunge la un moment dat la un punct în care vei putea recunoaște vocea lui Dumnezeu cu exactitate dintre toate celelalte voci, în același mod în care poți recunoaște vocea soțului sau a soției, pentru că petreci mult timp cu el sau ea. Fiul meu și cu mine avem obiceiul de a asculta în fiecare seară la culcare Biblia audio printr-o aplicație numită Bible.is și există mulți actori care își folosesc vocile în citirea respectivă a Bibliei. După ce am ascultat cele 4 Evanghelii de vreo 3-4 ori la rând și vocea persoanei care îl interpreta pe Isus, am început la un moment dat să ascultăm povestea lui Iosif din Vechiul Testament. Creatorii aplicației au decis să folosească aceeași voce a lui Isus și pentru Iosif. În timp ce ascultam, eu nu am dat atenție prea mult, dar fiul meu de cinci ani mi-a spus: „Tati, acesta nu este Iosif, ci Isus. De ce este Isus în această poveste?” Vedeți, el s-a familiarizat atât de mult cu acea voce care îl interpreta pe Isus, încât a putut să o recunoască dintre alte 4-5 voci și chiar într-o altă istorioară. Acest lucru e uimitor! Dar exact asta se va întâmpla și cu tine.Voi încheia această învățătură oferindu-ți câteva îndrumări practice despre cum să crești să înveți să distingi vocea lui Dumnezeu. Mai întâi, mărește expunerea ta zilnică la Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu. Obișnuiește-te să citești cel puțin un capitol pe zi din Biblie și gândește-te la ceea ce spune, dar nu încerca să devii super spiritual sau să cauți semnificații care nu sunt nici măcar în text. Pur și simplu încearcă să vezi cum îți vorbește ție acel pasaj, ce se aplică pentru tine din el și cum îl poți implementa în viața ta. Dacă nu îți vine nimic, nu e nici o problemă, treci mai departe la următorul capitol. De asemenea, obișnuiește-te să asculți predici care te ajută să înțelegi mai bine Cuvântul. Și nu asculta pe oricine, ci pe oamenii care predică despre har și despre noua creație. Pentru început, poți începe să asculți canalul meu de YouTube (Seria ”Gloria neprihănirii”, Seria ”Vindecarea divină”, Seria ”Noua creație”) sau canalul meu de podcast-uri „Redescoperă Evanghelia” disponibil pe numeroase stații online de podcast-uri. Alte recomandări ar fi: ​​Andrew Wommack (care are mii de fișiere audio gratuite de învățătură pe site-ul său sau pe podcast-uri), Barry Bennett, Audrey Mack, Curry Blake, Kenneth Hagin și Dr. Myles Monroe din Statele Unite ale Americii, Joseph Prince din Singapore, Chris Oyakilome din Nigeria, Ryan Rufus din Hong-Kong și Profetul Kobus din Africa de Sud. Poți găsi materialele lor pe site-urile lor web, pe YouTube sau pe canalele de podcast-uri. Eu am transferat câteva dintre aceste învățături pe telefonul meu mobil sau folosesc podcast-uri Apple, podcast-uri Castbox și ascult întotdeauna o predică pe mașină în timp ce conduc. Dacă mergi cu bicicleta sau folosești mijloacele de transport în comun, poți să-ți pui căști în ureche și să asculți predici. Pe lângă citirea Cuvântului sau ascultarea predicilor, ceea ce fac eu și îți recomand și ție este să memorezi versete care se aplică noii creații și să le personalizezi. Eu folosesc aplicația „Bible Memory: Remember Me”, unde am adunat peste 300 de versete relevante din lectura mea zilnică a Bibliei și repet câte 2 versete în fiecare zi. La fel fac și cu fiul meu de cinci ani, însă cu el repet ​​aceleași 2 versete timp de o săptămână întreagă fiecare zi.În al doilea rând, începe să îți formezi obiceiul de a te ruga zilnic în limbi și începe ușor cu 5-10 minute, dar consecvent, apoi extinde timpul treptat până la 1 oră pe zi cel puțin. Încearcă să te rogi în diferite momente ale zilei și vezi care dintre ele funcționează cel mai bine pentru tine, fie dimineața foarte devreme, fie după ora prânzului la serviciu, fie după-amiaza, fie noaptea târziu înainte de a merge la culcare. La început, va părea dificil să implementezi acest obicei, deoarece necesită multă credință și disciplină, dar după un timp, va deveni ușor și vei observa că nu vei mai putea trăi fără el. Va fi ca respirația. De obicei, eu găsesc câteva trasee de mers pe jos aproape de zona în care locuiesc, care sunt mai liniștite și nu sunt atât de populate și merg la o plimbare și mă rog în limbi și declar Cuvântul lui Dumnezeu peste viața mea, între 40 de minute și o oră aproape zilnic. Spun asta cu toată umilința, nu pentru a mă lăuda, ci pentru a te încuraja că este posibil și pentru a-ți oferi un punct de referință practic. Desigur, în afară de a lua un timp special deoparte pentru a te ruga, poți oricând să te rogi în limbi în timp ce faci alte activități precum lucrul prin casă, cumpărături, spălarea vaselor, spălarea mașinii, etc.În al treilea rând, fii mereu preocupat și pregătit să-L auzi pe Dumnezeu. Fă-ți un obicei din asta. Ori de câte ori te rogi singur, sau te plimbi, sau mergi la cumpărături, amintește-ți din când în când să-L asculți pe Dumnezeu și să fii sensibil la vocea Lui. În acest fel, îți vei dezvolta conștiența de sine și vei putea discerne mai exact atunci când Dumnezeu îți vorbește. Nu numai atât, dar progresul tău spiritual se va manifesta în lumea naturală într-o măsură crescândă și va fi văzut de toți. Apostolul Pavel i-a spus lui Timotei în felul următor: 1 Timotei 4:13-16 (NTR)13 Până voi veni, ia seama bine la citire, la îndemnare şi la învăţătura pe care o dai altora. 14 Nu fi nepăsător de darul care este în tine, care ţi-a fost dat prin prorocie, cu punerea mâinilor de către ceata prezbiterilor. 15 Pune-ţi pe inimă aceste lucruri, îndeletniceşte-te în totul cu ele, pentru ca înaintarea ta să fie văzută de toţi. 16 Fii cu luare-aminte asupra ta însuţi şi asupra învăţăturii pe care o dai altora; stăruieşte în aceste lucruri, căci, dacă vei face aşa, te vei mântui pe tine însuţi şi pe cei ce te ascultă. Dacă te dedici în totalitate acestui proces, progresul tău va fi evident pentru toți. Dacă vei continua cu persistență, te vei salva pe tine și pe cei care te ascultă sau vin în contact cu tine. Timotei era la acel moment deja salvat veșnic din iad, așa că mântuirea despre care vorbește Pavel aici este salvarea pe pământ de toate lucrurile negative care afectează în mod normal și natural oamenii fără Cristos.

Gary and Shannon
(10/20) GAS Hour 2

Gary and Shannon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 29:28


The latest from the Mark Ridley-Thomas vote, and California is in a drought. Duh.

The Social Media Mindset
I'm Not a Real Estate Agent, I'm a Marketer Who Sells Homes

The Social Media Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 35:01


Dustin Brohm runs one of the largest RE podcasts in the country. He's a top producing agent that not only sells homes, but coaches other Realtors on how to do the same. And, my man has some opinions! I love it! This episode was full of FIRE! After you listen to it, go connect with Dustin...you won't be disappointed!Connect w/ Dustin: Massive Agent Podcast:https://massiveagentpodcast.com/ ( https://massiveagentpodcast.com/) Massive Agent Society:https://www.massiveagentsociety.com/ ( https://www.massiveagentsociety.com/) Massive Agent Podcast FB:https://www.facebook.com/massiveagent ( https://www.facebook.com/massiveagent) Massive Agent Podcast IG:https://www.instagram.com/massiveagent/ ( https://www.instagram.com/massiveagent/) Ready to be LIMITLESS in your social media for 2022? Don't miss this exclusive event coming to Fort Worth, TX on December 3rd! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limitless-pursuing-discomfort-tickets-181213302867) Are you a great Realtor or Lender, but bad at social media? Stop leaving so much opportunity on the table...It's Yours! Well, you need to check out Season Three of The Collaborative!! Join the waitlist NOW! https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching (https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching) Connect with Coach Kyle: Website:https://kyledraper.com/ ( )https://kyledraper.comfacebook/ (https://kyledraper.com) Facebook, Instagram, & Tiktok: @coachkyledraper Everything Else:https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper ( https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper) Want FREE Social Media Advice? http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup (http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup) Need a Dynamic Speaker for an Event or Group? Duh...Me! http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit (http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit) Would You Like to Learn How to Turn Four Videos Into a Month's Worth of Content? https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding (https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding)

Vô Vi Podcast - Bài Giảng
BGVV-913_Đại Hội Vô Vi_Kỳ 11_Du Hành Tự Thức 1_ Hong Kong_24-07-1992

Vô Vi Podcast - Bài Giảng

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 23:08


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SeltzerTimeofficial Podcast
A New Perspective for Worcester's Future - #128 w/ Guillermo Creamer Jr.

SeltzerTimeofficial Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 62:16


Guillermo Creamer Jr. is running for Worcester City Council At-Large out of love for our city and deep commitment to increasing civic engagement among city residents, specifically with young and marginalized voices. As a co-founder of Pay Our Interns, a national nonprofit that has seismically shifted the internship realm throughout the United States, he has experienced diversity and inclusion firsthand and is committed to bringing those lessons back home. Check out Guillermo's Campaign Site: https://guillermoforwoo.com Listen, Like, Rate, Subscribe, Duh.

The Expat Files: Living in Latin America
The Expat Files - 10.15.21

The Expat Files: Living in Latin America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 28:00


Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #1094 FRI, OCT 15 (10-15-21)  JOHNNY'S 2021 LATIN AMERICAN “EXPAT INSIDER” SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD SCIENCE AND US GOVT STUPIDITY: The latest Latin American Seminar was scheduled for January 8th thru 14th, 2021. However, since the “usual suspect” Cov-Idiot knuckleheads in government along with talking head scientists (in the pocket of big pharma) arbitrarily place restrictions at airports and impose new lockdowns (i.e. Soviet style house arrests), please stay tuned for the new rescheduled dates (estimated to be in late Summer). That will happen when USA and Latin America airports drop the Cov-idiot test requirements, scheduled to be when so-called "Herd Immunity" has been achieved. We're on it and will keep you posted…       #1- “Nothin' is for Nothin” DYK the USA has been giving free immigration software and training to Latin country immigration departments? Now, why would broke and unhinged Uncle Slam wanna do that? Duh! Obviously to keep an eye on the disturbing number of sheep who getting the hell out of Dodge and voting with their feet. Big Brother is exercising damage control and busily finding ways to keep track of the sheep who have left the barn.   #2- What happens when Gringos and Expat overstay their visas: It used to be simple and not much of a problem. Up until very recently, if you overstayed your time you paid a little fine (per number of days overstayed) and all was forgiven. However, all this is changing for the worse. In some Latin countries most recently, immigration rules are suddenly being enforced to the letter. In Mexico for example, the immigration cops are stopping public busses and checking documents. And Gringos and Expats caught overstaying rounded up and deported (along with the illegals trying to sneak into the states).    #3- Beware of those “Latin Cupid” dating sites: Its ben said a million times that men are suckers for a pretty face. And gringo males, especially guys who speak no Spanish, are no exception and gullible to boot. They get scammed over and over again, yet they keep getting on those stupid Cupid dating sites hoping to meet Ms. Right. But from the many sad stories I've heard, it seems 80% of the women who post on Latina Cupid dating sites are in it for money. It's a no brainer for those bad girls too. In fact its become a 24/7 job for some of them, stringing out as many stupid gringos as they can and hitting each one up for money each month. So today we offer some tips on how to wade through that minefield and spot the bad ones.      #4- Do you want to get into the exploding Crypto-currency world but don't feel quite confident enough to dive in? Our own Captain Mango has developed a unique one-on-one Crypto consulting and training service (he's been deep into crypto since 2013). To get started, email him at:   bewarecaptainmango@gmail.com #5- Be sure to pick up my newly updated, "LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT": The new edition for 2021 (and beyond) is available now, including the latest "Stem Cell Clinic" info and data and my top picks for the best treatment centers for expats and gringos. Just go to www.ExpatPlanB.com and click on the "Latin American Healthcare Report”.

The Social Media Mindset
Bonus Episode: Social Media Mastermind w/ Coach Kyle

The Social Media Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 68:58


On this bonus episode of the podcast, you'll get to be a fly on the wall for a Social Media Mastermind in Dallas/Ft Worth where I live. You'll hear them all talk, but the two others that do some of the teaching are local DFW Realtors, Jared Tye and Rebecca Valera. You'll find their information below so you can follow them. Enjoy...so many great nuggets in this “Joe Rogan length” episode! Ha.Connect with Jared: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buywithtye/ (https://www.instagram.com/buywithtye/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaredtye (https://www.facebook.com/jaredtye) Connect with Rebecca: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RebeccaValera (https://www.youtube.com/c/RebeccaValera) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realmomrealestate/ (https://www.instagram.com/realmomrealestate/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rsuttonteach (https://www.facebook.com/rsuttonteach) Are you a great Realtor or Lender, but bad at social media? Stop leaving so much opportunity on the table...It's Yours! Well, you need to check out Season Three of The Collaborative!! Join the waitlist NOW! https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching (https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching) Connect with Coach Kyle: Website:https://kyledraper.com/ ( )https://kyledraper.comfacebook/ (https://kyledraper.com) Facebook, Instagram, & Tiktok: @coachkyledraper Everything Else:https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper ( https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper) Want FREE Social Media Advice? http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup (http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup) Need a Dynamic Speaker for an Event or Group? Duh...Me! http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit (http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit) Would You Like to Learn How to Turn Four Videos Into a Month's Worth of Content? https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding (https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding)

Dying to Ask
TikTok Star Mrs. Space Cadet On How To Care Less About What Others Think

Dying to Ask

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 34:19


How does a middle-aged mom go viral on TikTok? Accidentally. Duh. The more interesting question is: What does she do with that viral opportunity? If you're Erin Azar, you keep on posting and keep on going viral. Erin Azar, aka Mrs. Space Cadet on TikTok, has more than 670,000 followers on the video-sharing site. She started posting videos two years ago after she started running following the birth of her third child. The raw, candid and very funny videos found an audience overnight. Her first video got 1 million views. And that's how "Mrs. Space Cadet" became a "thing." She's appeared in The New York Times and on the "Today" show. She has a Cameo account and even runs webinars to inspire runners and content creators. Two years later, Azar is the exact opposite of what most people think of as a running influencer. Her pictures are perfectly imperfect. She's equal parts self-deprecating and inspirational. And she's making money with her alter ego. In fact, she recently left her marketing job to do Mrs. Space Cadet full-time. On this Dying to Ask: What happens when a middle-aged person goes viral on TikTok What you consider before going "all in" and capitalizing on a viral moment What it's like to have that much attention when you're used to a normal life How to care less about what people think of you online and in real life

Life of Riley
Being a first-time home buyer?!

Life of Riley

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 27:45


Hi friends! I am not a home-owner! Duh. But my boyfriend bought a house when we moved and we chat about his expereince in this episode and just talk about the process. enjoy! xxoo

Sliders and Wings
Episode 29: Anything But Love

Sliders and Wings

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 32:50


This week Val and Rachel discuss Anything But Love, an American sitcom that aired on ABC from March 7, 1989, to June 3, 1992, spanning four seasons and 56 episodes. The show stars Richard Lewis as Marty Gold and Jamie Lee Curtis as Hannah Miller, coworkers at a Chicago magazine with a mutual romantic attraction who struggle to keep their relationship strictly professional. The series, from creator Wendy Kout and developers Dennis Koenig and Peter Noah, was produced by Adam Productions (a company run by John Ritter) in association with 20th Century Fox Television.   Hot Topics Include: 1.) Rachel hosting kids birthday party with Bouncy House = Vietnam-level Emotional Trauma 2.) Val's Special Memory of knowing who Richard Lewis was 3.) Why this show isn't that good 4.) How sexy IS Richard Lewis? 5.) Should we start a new segment called Mullet Count? 6.) Jamie Lee Curtis' patents 7.) What Ya Watchin': Only Murder in the Building (Hulu), Evil (Paramount Plus), Modern Love (Amazon), In This Our Life, Libeled Lady, 42nd Street (actual movies, who knows how to watch them?), Times Square (illegal Russian streaming service DUH) 8.) Rachel's freshman film class-level deep thoughts about classic movies   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anything_but_Love

YOU KNOW YOU LOVE US with Hannah Brown and Tyler Meredith
GOSSIP GIRL || SEASON 2, ep. 24 || that's a Carrie Underwood song, not a life choice

YOU KNOW YOU LOVE US with Hannah Brown and Tyler Meredith

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 64:11


Hosts Hannah Brown (@hannahabrown) and Tyler Meredith (@tylermckmeredith) tackle the hottest of topics this week: including but limited to, who our fav cartoon mice are, which cartoons have BDE, the cast VPR creating their own Coachella rave tent and in a truly tragic turn of events--Tyler finds out and reacts in real time about Zac Efron getting fillers. Also this your friendly reminder that mercury is in retrograde and its time for self care and to nest up witches! In GG news, we are ready for the return of the reboot—BRING IT BACK! Georgina spends this week as a weird martian who realizes Christian camp can't outweigh her love of revenge and malice. Lily continues to field calls for “the caterer”--like who TF is this caterer and what event are we constantly planning..more importantly can we get an invite? Fufus is in a full place of Scrooge on Christmas morning about potentially proposing to lily. Apparently Gabriel isn't culpable and poppy Lipton heir to the tea fortune is the thief behind this scandal! All in all, S should have left the scheming to queen B and king Chuck, but like DUH. XOXO H & T

The Social Media Mindset
Give People What They Want, Not What They Need

The Social Media Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 35:37


Grant Wise is the President and Co-Founder of Witly. Grant is known to be a maverick leader and an innovative marketing strategist unafraid to lead companies in new directions. He helps companies implement systems to generate leads, build their brand, and convert more customers through marketing and sales automation. He currently works with over 3500 businesses from single agents to large scale teams in Real Estate, Mortgage, Investing, and Title. Grant drops some big bombs in this one...get your popcorn ready! Connect with Grant: http://likegrantwise.com/ (http://likegrantwise.com/) Are you a great Realtor or Lender, but bad at social media? Stop leaving so much opportunity on the table...It's Yours! Well, you need to check out Season Three of The Collaborative!! Join the waitlist NOW! https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching (https://www.kyledraper.com/the-collaborative-group-coaching) Connect with Coach Kyle: Website:https://kyledraper.com/ ( )https://kyledraper.comfacebook/ (https://kyledraper.com) Facebook, Instagram, & Tiktok: @coachkyledraper Everything Else:https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper ( https://linktr.ee/coachkyledraper) Want FREE Social Media Advice? http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup (http://bit.ly/topofmindsellingfbgroup) Need a Dynamic Speaker for an Event or Group? Duh...Me! http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit (http://bit.ly/coachkylespeakerkit) Would You Like to Learn How to Turn Four Videos Into a Month's Worth of Content? https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding (https://www.kyledraper.com/content-compounding)

SeltzerTimeofficial Podcast
Setting the Record Straight - #127 w/ Sean Rose - District 1 Worcester City Councilor

SeltzerTimeofficial Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 68:02


Sean Rose has accomplished a lot in two terms as District 1 City Councilor, but he feels like there is still more work to be done. That's why he's running for a third term, but this campaign season is unlike any he's faced before. We talk about the importance of local government, set the record straight on some mistruths floating around, and learn about all the amazing things Councilor Rose has done in his time in office. Check out Sean's Campaign Site: https://www.seanforworcester.com Listen, Like, Rate, Subscribe, Duh.

Sessions with The Jester
Getting high with The Jester #174

Sessions with The Jester

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 40:20


In the ufc today The Jester discusses the “pause” on the Texas abortion bill. Is it unconstitutional? Duh. The he explains that the “raising of the debt limit” is a show. Yay!!! Entertain me!!! Then he said fuck off to the third story cuz it was all propaganda

RockneCAST
Applying Atomic Habits - Exercise, Make it Easy and Stack (Episode #61, 6 Oct. 2021)

RockneCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 9:21


In this episode, I share one of the key applications of James Clear's book Atomic Habits and how it helped me lose 70 pounds. In my past episode, I described what I cut: my morning breakfast. In this episode, I describe what I added - a daily exercise habit. Duh, we all know we need to exercise more, but why don't we? Clear explains why and I share why I didn't exercise more at 300 and why I exercise every day now. To order Clear's book, check out: www.rocknecole.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

In Defense of Ska
In Defense of Ska Ep 38: Augusta Koch

In Defense of Ska

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 65:14


Augusta Koch’s first band was called The Blue Bananas, a ska band. They had a few originals and performed a Choking Victim song. They didn’t last long. She’s since gone on to play in some incredible non-ska bands like Cayetana and Gladie. And she even sang vocals for the fictitious group DUH in the horror-comedy film Uncle Peckerhead. But ska has remained important to her. During the pandemic, she found comfort in revisiting some of her favorite bands from when she was younger. RX Bandits have been a particular favorite for her. Augusta talks with us, not just about her ska roots, but also what it’s been like for her the past couple of years, creatively and personally. We discuss a blog post she wrote about starting smoking again during the pandemic and she also tells us about Jeff Rosenstock asking her to contribute to SKA DREAM by screaming on a few tracks. We discuss the Sparks cover she made with Mike Park, and we also get into a discussion about what her favorite Mountain Goats record is. And most importantly, we try to understand why the ska scene just feels so much better to be a part of than other “cooler” scenes. We come up with a few theories. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends and on social media. You can sign up for this newsletter and get the podcast sent directly to your inbox. Get on the email list at aaroncarnes.substack.com

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
In the Dirt 24: Part One - Questions and Answers

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 38:11


This week we tackle our first Q & A episode from The Ridership Community. Randall and Craig tackle your questions in part 1 of 2 fun filled episodes. The Ridership Support the Podcast Book your free Thesis Bike Consult Automated transcription (Please excuses the errors): Episode 24 [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello and welcome to in the dirt from the gravel. The ride podcast. I'm your host, Craig Dalton. And i'll be joined shortly by my co-host rental jacobs In this week's episode, we're tackling our first Q and a episode.  [00:00:14] We've mentioned the ridership community on a number of occasions on this podcast. It's a community that's full of vibrant questions all the time. So we thought we'd put out an ask to say, what are the things you want to learn about what should Randall an IB discussing? And we were overwhelmed by. By the number of questions we received.  [00:00:34] So much. So in fact that we're going to break this episode down into two parts. So today we'll focus on part one. And in the coming weeks we're released part two. [00:00:44] Before we jump into this week's episode, I'd like to thank this week. Sponsor Thesis bikes. As you know, Randall Jacob's my co-host in these, in the dirt episodes is the founder of Thesis bikes. Which you might not know is it's the bicycle I've been riding for the last let's say year and a half.  [00:01:01] Over the course of this podcast, I've had the opportunity to ride many bicycles and I keep coming back to my Thesis. As my number one bike in the garage, it really does deliver on the promise of a bike that can do anything. As many of, you know, I operate with two wheel sets in the garage. So I've got a 700 C wheel set with road tires on, and my go-to six 50 B wheel set for all my off-road adventures.  [00:01:26] In the many, many hours of conversation I've had with Randall, I've really come to appreciate how thoughtful he was in designing this bike and everything that goes in the Thesis community. Randall and the team are available for personal consults, which I highly recommend you take advantage of. If you're interested in learning more about the brand and figuring out how to get the right fit for your Thesis bicycle.  [00:01:49] In a shocking statement. I can actually express that Thesis has bikes in stock. It's something we haven't been able to say about a lot of bike brands these days during the pandemic. It's October as we're releasing this episode and they have bikes available for November delivery with the SRAM access builds. They also have frame sets available.  [00:02:10] So I encourage you to head on over to Thesis.bike, to check out more about the brand, the story. Cory and the product and book one of those free consultations with a member of the Thesis team. With that said, let's dive right into this. Week's. Q and a episode [00:02:25] Craig: Randall, how are you today? [00:02:26] Randall: I am doing well, Craig, how are you my friend?  [00:02:30] Craig: I am doing good. I'm particularly excited for this episode because it essentially came entirely from the Ridership community. We're doing our first ever Q&A episode.  [00:02:42] Randall: Yeah, people have a lot of trust in us, maybe too much in terms of our knowledge here. So we'll try not to get over our heads in terms of uh what we claim to know, but a lot of good questions here and hopefully we can answer most of them.  [00:02:54] Craig: Yeah, I think that's been one of the cool things about the ridership is I see these questions going on all the time and I quite regularly. See them answered by people Smarter than you and I in a specific area of the sport. They have particular knowledge about a specific region. So it's really cool to see those happening in real time, every day for the members of that community. [00:03:17] Randall: Yeah, everything from fit related questions where we have some experts in there. Professional fitters like Patrick Carey, who I just did the episode with just before this one, I was in there answering questions, but then also if you've got a question about tires, nobody's going to have ridden all of them, but somehow every one has been written by someone in the forum there. And it's one of our most popular topics.  [00:03:38] Craig: Yeah. And I've seen some really detailed, help transpire between members as well, just like random disc bait break problems or compatibility problems. And I'm always shocked when someone raises their hand digitally and start to answering a question saying, no, I experienced that exact same weird problem in combination of things. [00:03:57] Randall: Yeah, it really fits into the spirit of The Ridership in which embodied in that word was this idea of fellowship, like writers, helping writers. So it's been super cool to see that community develop organically. And so thank you all members who are listening, and to those who aren't in there yet, we hope you'll join us.  [00:04:15] Craig: Yeah. just head over to www.theridership.com and you can get right in and start interacting as much, or as little as you want. I think the uniqueness of the platform is it is designed inherently to be asynchronous. So you can put a question in there give it a little time to marinate and a couple of days later Get lots of answers. [00:04:35] This is pretty cool.  [00:04:36] Randall: And in addition to that, there's also rides being coordinated. So myself and another writer here in the new England area or leading a ride. And we have about 10 or 15 people who chimed in wanting to join. And we've seen quite a bit of that in the bay area as well. So that's another use case for this in addition to sharing routes and general bicycle nerdery.  [00:04:54] Craig: Yeah, it's super cool. [00:04:55] So this episode, we're clearly going to jump around a bunch. We've tried to organize the questions, so there's, there's some pairing around them, but these are questions that all came in from subset of individuals. So They are what they are and we wanted to jump on them. So with that, let's let's dive right in. Okay.  [00:05:12] Randall: All right, let's do it.  [00:05:14] Craig: Cool. So the first question comes from Keith P E. And he says, every time I go out for a gravel ride, I think why is this roadie where I'm like Rhonda trails when there's no podium to win or anybody watching. What is this obsession with wearing skin tight clothing in a sport that resides in the dirt.  [00:05:31] Randall: I don't know about you, but I'm just showing off.  [00:05:34] Craig: Your physique.  [00:05:35] Randall: My, my Adonis like physique, sure. It's just more comfortable for me. And I like to go pretty hard and I'm sweating a lot. And if I had baggier gear on, I would tend to have, potential issues with chafing and the like so for intensity I definitely find that the Lycra is a lot more comfortable.  [00:05:54] Craig: Yeah, I'm sorta with you. Like I do I desire to be that guy in baggy shorts and a t-shirt, but every time it comes down to it, I'm grabbing the Lycra. I think for me, there's a couple of performance things, definitely on the lower body. I appreciate the Lycra just cause I don't get any binding and less potential for chafing. So I'm like, I'm all about a big short for riding, unless it's a super, super casual outing for me.  [00:06:21] And then up top. I think it comes down to, I do having the pockets in the Jersey. So that sort of makes me tend towards wearing a Jersey, even if it's just solely to carry my phone in my pocket.  [00:06:34] Randall: And if you really want to be pro show up to an elite race and like a led Zeppelin t-shirt and some cutoff jorts, and hairy legs and just rip everyone's legs off that would be super impressive. But for the rest of us,  [00:06:45] If you ha, if you have those sorts of legs,  [00:06:47] Yeah, it would be very impressed. Send pictures in to the ridership. If you actually do that .  [00:06:50] Craig: Yeah. So you'll see me. You'll see me. Rock a t-shirt you. As a performance t-shirt instead of a cycling Jersey on occasion. And I just jam stuff into bags, but yeah, nine times out of 10, unfortunately I'm that Lycra. Reclad. Gravel cyclists. [00:07:06] Randall: MAMIL, I think right.  [00:07:08] Middle aged man in Lycra.  [00:07:11] I'm right behind in the age category.  [00:07:13] Craig: Second question comes from Tom Schiele. And forgive me if I mispronounced your last name, he'd love to get our insights into winter riding, especially tips for those of us in new England who go out on cold dark mornings.  [00:07:29] I'm going to, I'm going to go out on a limb here and Randall and say, it's probably not the guy. [00:07:32] from California that should be offering this advice.  [00:07:34] Randall: Let's have you go first for that reason.  [00:07:38] Craig: Look. I mean you, new Englanders will throw hay bales at me and make fun of me, but I do find it cold here. And it's all about layers.  [00:07:48] Randall: Okay. [00:07:48] Carry  [00:07:48] Craig: all about layers.  [00:07:49] Actually, in fact, I just got some great gear from gore and I was Scratching my head because it's really designed for way cooler Temperatures. [00:07:58] than I have available to me. So a fleece lined tight is something that's just outside of the weather that I'm going to experience as much as I'll complain about it being cold. But I do appreciate a thermal Jersey for the Dawn patrol rides and things like that.  [00:08:12] But for me, it's always come down to layering. And as someone who's Been around. [00:08:16] the sport for a while, what I really do like about my wardrobe today is I think I have a really good understanding about what to layer on for what temperature And having been in the sport long enough. I've just acquired a lot of clothing along the way. So I even go down to having.  [00:08:32] Like a thicker vest. Than just a standard thin, vast, and they're very nuanced and it's only because of, I had decades worth of clothing kicking around that I've really started to understand and embrace how each garment is for a particular degree temperature. And the layers will get me to a certain point.  [00:08:51] Randall: Yeah. I'm a hundred percent with you on layers. I like to go like Jersey and then maybe a base layer or older Jersey underneath add to that thermal sleeves a vest that has a wind breaking layer on the front. A balaklava. Is also a great thing to have when the weather gets a bit colder, one to keep your head warm and your ears warm, and to keep the wind off your face, but then also you can breathe through it. So you're preheating the air and when it gets bitingly cold, which I don't know, you may not have experienced this, but I've definitely written around the Boston area and five degree temperatures and you got, ice crystals forming on the front of it, but at least you're getting a little bit of that preheating first.  [00:09:29] Definitely wants some wind breaking booties. Wind breaking layers on the front of the body. Generally when it gets really cold. If you must, you could do like heat packs on the backs of your hands. So over your arteries, delivering blood. If you're in real extreme conditions,  [00:09:44] Let's see, Tom also mentioned riding cold dark mornings, which means low pressures for grip. And then also lots of lots of lights, lots of reflectivity. You definitely don't want to be caught out and that's a good general rule, but especially riding in dark conditions when people might be tired.  [00:10:00] And then what else?  [00:10:02] Craig: Going to add the other big thing that I really enjoy is a thermal cap with the little flaps over the years, I find that really just, keeps the heat in there.  [00:10:11] Randall: Yeah, that's a nice intermediate solution before it's too cold to expose your face.  [00:10:16] Going that route. Other things pit stops with hand dryers. So I knew where all the Dunkin donuts were along my routes. I could just go in there on a really cool day and just dry off and heat up. People around here sometimes like in embrocation, gives you like a Burnie tingling sensation on the skin.  [00:10:30] Vaseline. It's actually a big one. It helps with insulation on exposed skin and helps it from getting dried and raw and so on. So I'll put Vaseline on my face and that actually makes a big difference in keeping me warm. And I don't find that it has any negative effects on my skin, my pores and things like that.  [00:10:48] I'm trying to think. Did we miss anything? Oh, tape the vent holes on your shoes. That's a big one. 'cause even with booties sometimes the holes will still, oftentimes the holes will still be exposed. And so close that up. Otherwise you just going to get air flow into the shoe and you'll know exactly where it's coming from. Once you get on the road.  [00:11:08] Craig: Yeah. And I remember. When all hell broke loose. I would even stick my foot in a plastic bag and then put it in the shoe.  [00:11:16] To get a little extra warmth. I don't necessarily recommend that. And I do know and aware em, aware that, you can get like Russ socks now in different kind of obviously wool is a great material to have underneath your shoe. It, yeah. [00:11:28] Randall: I love wool and I'll take like old wool sweaters and stuff and cut the sleeves and then put it in the dryer to shrink. So it's tight against the body and that'll be a base layer. Cause it's just great for loft and for wicking. So if you're trying to be cheap, that can be a way to go about it.  [00:11:43] Craig: I'm Now like off in my head, imagining sleeveless Randall in a tight fitting wool sweater. And it's more reading burning man then cycling performance.  [00:11:54] Randall: with the jorts, I might show up at a race near you.  [00:11:56] Craig: Our next couple of questions are from Alan Collins and the first one's around everyday carry. What do you always carry with you on every ride tools, parts, spares, pumps, hydration, snacks, gels, et cetera. Are you traveling light or packing an RV?  [00:12:14] Randall: So I'm now back in new England, so I'm often relatively near civilization, so I'm not as comprehensive as I would be say, like riding in Marine where I might be a good five, six mile walk over some mountains to get to anywhere. But critical things. I bring plugs like tire plugs. In my case, dynaplugs bacon strips, same deal.  [00:12:36] Spare tube. A tool that has all the critical things I need. If you're one of our riders, make sure you got a six mil on your tool because that's what you need for your through axles. What else? If there's any risk whatsoever. Me getting caught out in the dark. I'll have lights front and rear might as well.  [00:12:54] I'm trying to think of anything else that I always bring along. That's the key stuff. How about you?  [00:12:59] Craig: Yeah, I'm a mid-weight packer. Like I've really embraced that quarter frame bag. So I just tend to be ready for most eventualities that I expect. And obviously I gear up depending on the amount of hours I plan on being out. I tend to bring one nutritional item per hour that I'm going to be out. Obviously if I'm going out for an hour, I tend to be forgetful about hydration and nutrition. I don't really think too much about it.  [00:13:26] But I do think about it in terms of the number of hours I'm going to be out and then building Certainly my nutrition and hydration on top of that.  [00:13:33] my basic everyday carry same with you. I just want to make sure I can handle. [00:13:37] the most likely kind of repair scenarios out there on the trail. And I don't go overboard with it. There's probably many more things I would bring on a bike packing trip than I do on a five-hour ride.  [00:13:50] Randall: Yeah.  [00:13:51] And one thing I forgot to mention.  [00:13:53] Yeah, we did the everyday carry in the dirt episode nine. So listen there. That's where we go. Deep nerd on all the things. If you want a comprehensive list of what you might bring. The other thing, I don't know if I mentioned a pump. Duh. So I forgot that one there.  [00:14:06] Craig: Pump and CO2 for sure. [00:14:07] Randall: Yeah. Yeah.  [00:14:08] But otherwise it really depends on the ride. These days, I'm doing mostly like hour and a half, two hour higher intensity rides actually oftentimes even shorter, lower intensity rides. So I don't need to bring as much. But I'll where you are, you have micro-climates all over the place on Mount Tam.  [00:14:23] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. So. I'm always rocking like a full spare jacket in there, unless I'm going out mid day, which is rare these days. I just figure if I'm going downhill, I might as well be warm and it just makes it more pleasant. So that's why, again, like I have that quarter frame bag and I just jam it full of stuff.  [00:14:40] After our everyday carry episode, I did get a magic link. Cause it's it's nothing like this. Obviously no weight. And I just threw it in there. [00:14:48] Fortunately, I haven't had to use it, but it's there. If I ever did need it. [00:14:51] Randall: Oh, you don't have the technique for breaking the chain and being able to piece it back together without the magic link.  [00:14:57] Craig: I'm fairly skilled at that, But I don't have a chain breaker that I bring with me.  [00:15:01] Randall: Got it. Okay.  [00:15:02] Craig: Yeah.  [00:15:04] Alan's next question was, do you have any tips for prepping a gravel bike for competition in road, gravel mix or cyclocross?  [00:15:11] Randall: Don't do it the night before.  [00:15:14] Craig: Yeah. I I think there's a couple of different ways to go with this question, right? Obviously if you're a cross specialist, there's going to be lots of things you're going to do. For me, if I got the courage to raise cross again, I would just show up with what I got and I wouldn't really mess with it too much.  [00:15:29] Randall: Yeah, I would do basic checks. A couple of weeks out, I would just be making sure that I don't have anything that's about to fail because especially now parts are a challenge to find in many cases, even brake pads. And in fact, if you don't already have a set, get some extra brake pads, just have them around just in case.  [00:15:47] But otherwise checking chain lengthen and the lubrication making sure the sealant and the tires. I'm having all my gear and kit and nutritional stuff laid out, making sure the brake pads have have enough life in them. This sort of thing would be the basics. And I would do this several days in advance and I would make sure to get a ride in before I actually did the race, just to make sure that I didn't mess up anything that's going to bite me later. Like the worst thing you can do is be working on your bike the night before, or the morning of, and then, potentially miss something or break something or have to replace something.  [00:16:18] Craig: Yeah, I forget who I was listening to. It might've even been kate Courtney or perhaps a professional female gravel rider who was saying they arrived at actually the Sarah Sturm. Sorry. She arrived at the start line of an event and realized that her brake pads were totally thrashed. And her mechanic slash partner said. [00:16:39] I'm going to change them right now. And that would stress me the heck out.  [00:16:43] But he did add new successful. She's Thank God. because I never would have been able to stop on the way downhill. I was swapping bikes from one, the one I had written the other day and just didn't think about it.  [00:16:54] Randall: All right, everyone you've been warned.  [00:16:57] What have we got  [00:16:58] Craig: reminds me, I need to get an order in for some brake pads, because I'm definitely reaching the end of the life of the current ones.  [00:17:06] All right. So the next couple of questions are from Ivo Hackman, and he's asking thoughts on red bull entering gravel with a race in Texas. I don't know if you caught this Randall, but it was calling strict Lynn and pacing pace and McKell then. I have bonded together and are doing a race out of Marfa, Texas that red bull is sponsoring, which is, I a natural because both of those athletes are red bull sponsored.  [00:17:31] Randall: So I'm assuming like extreme gravel jumps, flips things like this. It's just the evolution of the sport.  [00:17:38] Craig: Exactly. I think, both those two guys are so grounded in the culture of gravel racing And in my opinion have been good stewards of conversation as we bring these mass star gravel events forward. I think it's great. I think the bigger question probably within this question is about is red bull coming in as an, as a quote unquote, an Advertiser and sponsor of the event. Is that somehow changing the Experience, is it becoming more corporate? Is it something other than the community wants to see? Again, with those two people involved. I think it's a positive thing.  [00:18:12] Randall: Yeah, I don't see it as a problem, even if it's not not any, my personal thing, for me, I love the really local. Really community oriented events that are much more like mullet rides and yeah, this is a little bit of a competition going on upfront, but it's not a huge deal.  [00:18:27] And, we definitely do see more of a professionalization of gravel. There's a space for everyone and there's a space for different types of events. So I don't see them displacing the events that are even more kind of grassrootsy. So yeah, I don't have a problem with it, especially if they end up doing flips.  [00:18:45] Red bull.  [00:18:47] Craig: The next question from Ivo is how to transition from weekend warrior to competitive rider.  [00:18:54] I feel like I'm better suited to answer the reverse question, to move from a competitive rider to weekend warrior. That one is easy.  [00:19:02] Randall: Yeah. Let's see. Step one. Have a kid.  [00:19:06] Craig: Yeah.  [00:19:07] Randall: That'll That'll take care of that in a hurry.  [00:19:09] Craig: Yeah. For me, this trend, it's all about structure.  [00:19:13] Like I, and I don't have any or much in My writing anymore, but I recognize in listening to coaches and Talking to them, it really is all about structure. And Even if that structure just means. You have one specific interval training session a week, and then your long endurance rides on the weekend to me, by my likes, I think you'll see a lot of progression. And as you progress, I think then you start to see the potential for coaching, more multi-day structured program in your week, If you're willing to go down that route. But to me, from what I've seen first stop is intervals.  [00:19:50] Randall: Yeah. Structure. Intervals is. Is one. And then within the context of a period iodized training program, Which is to say you do different types of training at different times during the season, based on the amount of training time you have available and the events that you're preparing for, because there's no sense in doing a lot of intensity several months out from a race and then, be firing on all cylinders, say, three months out and then just be totally kicked by the time your van comes around, you have that build, you do base training, and then you're doing more tempo. And then towards the events, your hours are going down and your intensity is going up and you're really trying to peak for that specific event.  [00:20:33] The book that was one of the Bibles when I was racing some time ago was Joe Freels I think it was called like the training and racing Bible or the mountain bikers, Bible or something. A book like that would be a good starting point. And then if you have the budget working with the coach, especially early on to really just accelerate your learning and to get someone to bounce ideas off of, and to use them as a way of learning your body. And that last part I would add at the very least heart rate monitor, learn how your body responds to stress, but then a power meter as well It's just a tremendously helpful tool and they're cheap. Now you need a four I power meter bonded onto a lot of cranks for 300 bucks. So there's really no reason not to make that investment if you're spending all this time to train and to, go to events, 300 bucks is pretty low lying fruit.  [00:21:25] Craig: Yeah, it is a great source of truth. Having a power meter. [00:21:29] For sure.  [00:21:29] Randall: yeah. One last thing would be a bike fit, actually if you haven't done it already, I think everyone should invest in a bike fit if you're doing any reasonable amount of riding, but if you're gonna be racing and training and trying to squeeze out every last bit and not get injured go get yourself a bike fit.  [00:21:44] Craig: Next question, moving on to what we've deemed at components category. JC Levesque probably pronounced that wrong. Sorry jC, appreciate the question he's asking. What about handlebars? There's a move towards wider flared bars and gravel and a few odd ones out there. There's the kitchen sink candle bar from our friends at red shift. The coefficient bar. From our friend, Rick Sutton. Obviously he's mentioned the canyon hover bar, although that isn't an add on it's integrated into that bike.  [00:22:14] But he asked him maybe worth going over the different expectations are for drop bar bikes that is tackling. Gravel versus pavement versus term.  [00:22:22] Randall: Sure you want to. Take a stab at this first.  [00:22:26] Craig: So for me, I think we're going to continue to see more and more riders explore Wider and flared bars. Like when I jumped on that trend and went out to a 48 millimeter with a 20 degree flare, I immediately felt more comfortable. My orientation as a gravel cyclist is towards rougher terrain, More like pure off roady kind of stuff. So I really appreciate. Appreciated that with.  [00:22:52] It is a pretty easy component to you forget about when you get a bike, right? So many things are going through your mind when you're buying a bike. The handlebars just the handlebar it comes with. If you're working with a good shop from a good direct manufacturer, they're going to ask you appropriate questions about what width you should get. But I do think there's going to be this continued trend towards exploring these different types of bars as the gravel market continues to see people ride these bikes in different ways.  [00:23:21] Randall: Yeah, I generally agree. And I think it's a good thing. I'm not sold on the extremes of flare. I just don't see it as necessary. There's not so much torque being delivered through the steering column when I'm riding, even on technical terrain that I'm finding myself needing more control. With a dropper post of course that's the big caveat, right? Cause that's lightening up the front wheel taking, mass off of that front wheel, putting it on the back, allowing the body to access suspension more. So that helps a lot in reducing the need for leverage. We do a 10 degree flare and I find that for me, that's the max I can do with a traditional flare and I was still having my hands in a comfortable position. And I actually find that flair is helpful in terms of my risk comfort in hand comfort.  [00:24:06] And you see this as a trend, actually on road bars to, four to six degrees of flare on road bars starting to happen. You also see a trend towards leavers coming standard with a bit of kick out a bit of flair at the lever itself which goes along with these trends. The thing that I'm actually really interested in is bars like the 3T Aero Ghiaia. I think that's how it's pronounced.  [00:24:26] This bar has a pretty compound bend. So it's relatively standard on the hoods, but then flares out below the hoods and gives you that extra leverage while at the same time giving you more of a roadie position on top. And I really like. Sticking with this one bike trend and making, keeping these bikes as versatile as possible, just because they can be. And in the case of that bar, it's also that arrow profile, I don't think is super important. Frankly, people overblow the value of arrow and we can talk about that. But, it's certainly not a problem. And that arrow profile probably gives it some more vertical flex.  [00:25:02] And I think that's actually a great way to get some additional compliance on gravel bikes is to have some flare in the wings of the bar.  [00:25:10] Craig: Yeah, I think you're right. I think people are going to continue to explore that. It's a market that I think is tricky for manufacturers to play in because people are so entrenched with what they know and have, and exploring some of these new trends can often be costly. It might be $100 to $300 to get a handlebar and try it out. [00:25:31] Randall: Yeah. For. $400 plus in some cases you can spend a lot of money on a carbon bar.  [00:25:36] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. A related question comes from east bay grants. Just question on Aero bars and gravel.  [00:25:42] Randall: Yeah. Pretty trivial gains. All in all. If you're going to be spending money on, even just on arrow, get an Aero helmet. I think that would be a bigger impact. Then arrow, handlebars. These are just very marginal gains and I wouldn't at all compromise ergonomics or control in order to go arrow. So if you're already getting a new bar and there's an arrow version and a non arrow version that you like. And there aren't any other compromises sure. Go with the arrow version, but I don't think that this is where your low lying fruit is.  [00:26:17] Craig: Yeah. I was reading it as arrow bar extensions on the handlebar and my perspective is it just depends on what you're doing at the end of the day. If you're hauling across the Plains for 200 miles, I understand having a variety of hand and body positions is required and useful, and I'm all for it. If you're ripping around Marin I think you're going to find that you never.  [00:26:39] You never set your arms in a gravel bar if you're actually in the dirt, but that's just where I live.  [00:26:44] Randall: Without, now that you've reframed the question. Yeah, they definitely has their place. And in addition to offering another hand position that's particularly useful if you're just bombing down a really straight road and into a headwind it can be a real aerodynamic advantage there. It also gives you another place to secure gear too. So if you're doing extended bike packing tour. It has that added benefit. There's a place for it, for sure.  [00:27:08] Craig: Yeah. Next question comes from our friend, Tom boss from Marine county bike coalition. He was out riding and he mentioned that he was thinking about how things get named in the cycling world. And how his gravel bike. If he thinks of as an adventure bike effectively, the way he rides it. And then he had a funny note is just about why clipless pedals are called clipless when there's actually no clip.  [00:27:32] Randall: Yeah.  [00:27:33] Craig: Actually. Yeah. So anyway. I think this is something you've been on about the naming convention in cycling, just about these bikes being adventure, bikes, more than anything else. [00:27:42] Randall: Yeah, it's really like adventure is what we're doing with it. Gravel is one type of surface that we're riding. And I like the idea, granted not only a subset of bikes fall into this category, but we call our bike a onebike. And I think bikes like the the allied echo, the servo, a Sparrow, and a few others fall into this category of being, an endurance road or even in the case of the echo,  [00:28:07] borderline, crit type geometry that you can achieve. While at the same time being very capable for adventure riding. And for that type of bike, you could call it a one bike, but then otherwise, what is being called a gravel bike on the more off-road technical end of the spectrum. I think it's an adventure bike.  [00:28:23] And in fact even if it doesn't has have bosses and other accommodations for bags and bike packing. A lot of these bags and so on, or you can strap on or mountain other ways. So you could go and do some adventuring with it.  [00:28:36] Craig: Yeah, I think they, these names. Of category starts to take hold at the grassroots level and then manufacturers just get behind them. And certainly in the early days of the quote unquote gravel market, It was just easy to call it gravel as opposed to road or mountain.  [00:28:54] Presently, obviously we can acknowledge there's so many, there's so many nuances there and there's this spectrum of what gravel means. So yeah, they are adventure, bikes, plain and simple. But I guess I understand where gravel came from.  [00:29:06] Randall: What's good though, is we have another category, right? So we can get you to buy an adventure bike and a gravel bike and endurance road bike, and a crit bike and a cyclocross bike. And even if all these bikes could be the same bikes. Let's not tell anyone because that gets them to buy more bikes. I think that's the marketing perspective on some of the naming conventions.  [00:29:26] Craig: Next up comes a series of questions from Kim ponders. And we should give a shout out to Kim because she's the one who really set this off. She actually recommended and suggested in the ridership forum that, Hey, why don't you guys do a Q and a episode? And I immediately thought that great idea, Kim, I'm all about it. [00:29:44] Randall: Yeah. Thanks, Kim.  [00:29:46] Craig: So our first question is what should I do not do to avoid damaging a carbon frame?  [00:29:52] Randall: So I'll jump in on this one. Carbon is strong intention, but not in compression, so never clamp it in a stand or sit on the top tube, use a torque wrench, always. And avoid extreme heat sources like car exhausts, which generally isn't a problem with frames because they don't end up in the main stream of the exhaust, but is definitely a problem with carbon rims.  [00:30:13] We've seen a number of molten rims. And it's usually they fail at the spoke holes first. Cause there's just so much tension on those spokes that as soon as the resin starts to transition. Into more of a liquid glass it immediately starts to crack at the rims that'd be my main guidance for carbon generally.  [00:30:32] Craig: And as we've talked about it a little bit before on the podcast, I think as a frame designer, You're layering in carbon, in greater, greater levels of material in more sensitive areas.  [00:30:44] But you are. Yeah. [00:30:45] So like your, your down tube and by your bottom bracket. They can take a ding from a rock and they're going to survive. [00:30:52] Randall: Generally. Yes. So if you're kicking up a lot of rocks, adding a layer of thicker film is definitely a good idea. We put a very thin film on ours. It's mostly to protect the paint. And then film on the insides of the fork plates seat stays and chain stays where the tire passes through.  [00:31:08] I can save you a lot of grief. If you end up with mud caked on your tires. Cause that'll just grind right through the paint and potentially to layers of carbon. So we do that stock for that reason. And it's a good idea. If you don't already have it, get yourself some 3m protective film.  [00:31:22] Craig: Yeah, and for me, I actually run it's essentially a sort of protective sticker layer from a company called the all mountain style and they just, in my opinion, do great visual designs. And check them out because personally, I love when you look underneath my, down to that, you see this. Digital cammo kind of thing on my nice pink bike.  [00:31:43] Randall: Yeah, it's rad. It's definitely a way to pretty things up.  [00:31:47] Craig: Next question from Kim is their basic regular maintenance checklists that I should be aware of. You things I should check every ride every month, every season, every year.  [00:31:57] Randall: Yeah. When you got.  [00:31:59] Craig: I think there's a lot there, obviously, we've talked about the importance of making sure your chain is lubed your tire pressure. Those are the things I check every single ride. Be aware of how your brakes are changing and performance. So keep an mental eye on.  [00:32:14] Your brake pads and how they're wearing, I'm not going around tightening bolts at all. Unless I've removed something, I'm not really messing with Any of that. I do find my Thesis to be pretty much ready to go. As long as I'm paying attention to the tire and the chain lube. [00:32:31] Randall: Yeah. Yeah, that's that's about right. I would add to that, check the chain length every so often. And there's a question in here about how to do that. Get one of these go-no-go gauges. I've got the the park tools, CC three.  [00:32:44] There's a bunch of good ones out there. And if it has multiple settings to check, go with the most conservative one. Swap your chains early and often, because it will save you a lot of money on your expensive cogs and cassettes.  [00:32:58] And it'll just make everything perform better. And then every so often, if you feel any looseness in your headset, that's a common thing that will come up over time, potentially just, just check that every so often. If you feel any looseness, you want to tighten it up early. So it doesn't start to wear down the cups or things like that.  [00:33:14] Craig: Yeah. And if you can afford it and you don't have the skills in your own garage, definitely bring it in for an annual tune-up. I think the bikes are going to come back working great and you've got some professionalize on them. [00:33:26] Randall: Yeah.  [00:33:26] Craig: Next question. Kim asked was what's the best way to pack a bike for air travel.  [00:33:31] Randall: So if you try to be. The cheapest option for the packaging. Cardboard box. And if you're not doing it frequently, that's a good way to go.  [00:33:41] Craig: Yeah, agreed. There's a reason why every bike manufacturer in The world is shipping with a cardboard box. As long as you protect the bike. Inside the box with some bubble wrap or some additional cardboard, they generally arrive where they need to go intact and safe. And I've had multiple occasions where I've used the cardboard box on an outbound trip and the box is Perfectly intact for the return trip. [00:34:05] Randall: And we should say specifically. Carbo box that a bike would have come in. Cause generally this'll be a five layer corrugated box. It'll be a thicker material. And if you need to reinforce it with some tape, At the corners and so on. And if you get, if it gets a hole in it, patch up the hole, but you can go pretty far with the cardboard box.  [00:34:24] I have a post carry transfer case, which I love, it's a bit more involved. I got to pull the fork and it takes me usually about 15 minutes or so. 20 minutes to pack it up, and to squeeze some gear in between the wheels and the frame and things like that.  [00:34:38] But I generally get past any sort of oversize baggage fees and I have the bigger of the two bags too. So oftentimes I don't even get asked what it is and if I get asked, it's oh yeah, it's a sports gear. Massage table. Yeah, whatever.  [00:34:50] Craig: That's the key for me that post carry bag or or, okay. This is another company that makes one of these bags where as you said, you've got to do a little bit more disassembly, whereas typically it might've been take the handle Bazaar off the pedals and your wheels, and you can get into a cardboard box. Would these particular smaller bags, you do need to pull the fork, which seems incredibly intimidating. When you first talk about it, but in practice, it's actually not. [00:35:15] Randall: It's not too bad. Probably the biggest issue is if you have a bike with integrated cabling, Then it can be a real nightmare. And in fact I might even go as far as to say, if you don't know what you're doing, don't mess with it. A bike with external cabling, or at least partially external, like our bike, you just have to be careful not to kink the hoses. That's the big, probably the biggest city issue, kinking the hoses, or bending the housings and cables in a way that affects the breaking or the shifting.  [00:35:44] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. If you've, if your cables are particularly tight, It then becomes a problem. I think my routing is just on the edge. I do feel like I'm putting a little bit of stress. On the cables when I'm disassembling in that bag, but so far so good. [00:35:58] Randall: Yeah. Yeah.  [00:35:59] And then of course you have the full sized bags where if you don't care about paying the airline fees, then get one of these was it Evoque I think makes a really nice one that has good protection there's a bunch of companies that make good ones where you just  [00:36:11] Craig: Yeah, I've.  [00:36:12] Randall: the front wheel and throw it in.  [00:36:14] Craig: I've got a Tulay one that is like bomber. It's got like a through axle slots, but one it's hard as hell to move it around. And two, I got dinged on both weight and access size on my trip to Africa. It's out. I was pretty ticked. [00:36:31] Randall: Yeah. And then the other thing is on the other end can you get it into the trunk of a cab. And so that's actually another advantage of bags like the post transfer case in the oral case ones is you can. I think I know the post one has backpack straps, and then you can fit it in the boot of pretty much any vehicle.  [00:36:49] Craig: Yeah, totally under emphasized attribute and benefit of those types of bags. Totally agree. [00:36:54] Like you can get into a sedan. With a, a Prius, Uber Lyft driver and make it in. No problem. [00:37:00] Randall: Oh, yeah.  [00:37:01]  [00:37:01] Craig Dalton: Pardon the segue that's going to do it for part one of our Q and a episode. I thought that was a great time to break and we'll jump into another half hour of questions and answers in our next episode of, in the dirt, which we'll release in the coming weeks. As always, if you're interested in communicating with myself or Randall,  [00:37:20] Please join the ridership www.theridership.com. If you're able to support the podcast, your contributions are greatly appreciated. You can visit, www.buymeacoffee.com/thegravelride to contribute in any way you can to support the financial wellbeing of the podcast. If you're unable to support in that way, ratings and reviews are hugely appreciated.  [00:37:46] On any of your favorite podcast platforms. Until next time. Here's to finding some dirt under your wheels. 

SeltzerTimeofficial Podcast
Do We Got Bad Blood? - #126 The Boys First Episode Back After Hiatus

SeltzerTimeofficial Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 66:07


Well them seltzer boys are back at it again after a long summer break. Ricky and Travis talk about what they've been doing during their time off, Cover some of the stuff they missed while they were gone, and made plans to abandon the podcast and start a Taylor Swift cover band called bad blood. Just kidding…kind of. Check out the latest merch: https://seltzertimeofficial.com/merch Listen, Like, Rate, Subscribe, Duh.

Fashion Crimes Podcast
Closet Clean Out v. 2.0

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 25:09


Hey, Hey, Hey, Fashion Friends!! This week, Holly answers more of your burning fashion questions. Get your ears ready, because we are here to share some hard truth, friends! Have you ever thought: “I'm afraid of a closet clean-out! Should I be?” OR “If you come over to my house, are you gonna throw all my favorite $#*t out?? Because I am emotionally attached to these tiny Tabasco bottle earrings that belonged to my dead 3rd cousin, and I really need to hold on to them.” OYE. Well, if you must keep your damn Tabasco bottle earrings, then this show ain't for you, honey! Because clothes (and accessories) are energy, and you need to decide how much negative crap you need to have hanging around, or hanging off your ear lobes. Did you know that there are 3 types of closet clean-outs?   1. The Over-Shopper: In this closet, there are things with the tags still on them, a ton of things with the tags on it. It's overflowing, shit's everywhere, it's super messy, unorganized, you don't know where anything is, you don't know what fits, you don't know what sizes you have, or you have a huge size range. You are a HOT MESS. 2. The Streamliner: This streamlining person thinks they're so on top of it, because they own very little or nothing. How people can go through life with a job, and only have six pair of pants, four shirts, and three pair of shoes? They have to emotionally shut down because they have no idea what to buy. They are a HOT OVERWHELMED MESS. 3. The last kind of closet clean out is the person who is absolutely in denial. It can be a queen of denial, it can be a king of denial. This person is absolutely stuck in a style rut, they have a financial block, and they're not willing to part with things or change or evolve. This can happen at any age, any gender, at any economic bracket. And this is where I get a lot of tears. You are just stuck in a DAMN MESS. Holly takes you through some tough decisions with some tough love, because clutter makes your life miserable. So RIP OFF THE BANDAID! KISS THAT FROG! Throw out your dead relatives' T-Shirt collection. Because that shit is just bringing you down. Don't hold onto the bad Juu-Juu of an ex-boyfriend's sweater. And we are sorry to break it to you, but you will NEVER be the size you were in high school. I mean, it's the circle of life.  Also, you are never gonna sell your old stuff. It's too much work and, repeat after Holly: No One Wants Your Old, Outdated Shit. JUST STOP. And stop accepting things from others because you are afraid you will hurt their feelings. It's bad energy. So, how do you get started with an overwhelming clean out project? Honestly, the first step is awareness. If you know you need a closet clean out and you don't know where to start, the first thing you can do is start by changing all the #hangers. Holly is a huge advocate for Velvet Slimline hangers - no wire hangers, no plastic tube hangers, no wooden hangers, especially wooden hangers. The Velvet Slimline hangers save you the most room, and they keep your clothes hanging the way they should be hanging. For the love of God! They should be paying Holly. So, what did we learn today??? If you are ready for a closet clean out, you can do it yourself, or you can call on a professional like Holly Katz Styling! #DUH! Understand that is the first step to getting your sanity back, and getting your style back. Clean Out! Peace Out! Until next time on the FASHION CRIMES PODCAST!   #FashionCrimesPodcast #FashionStyle #hollykatzstyling #stylebynolan #personalstylist #fashionpodcast #fashioncrimes #podcastersofinstagram #podcast #nowirehangers #closetorganization #closetcleanout #closet #declutter #organization

Sessions with The Jester
Getting high with The Jester #168

Sessions with The Jester

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 40:31


In the ufc today The Jester discusses the corruption in the higher ranks in the military. In regards to Afghanistan. Duh!! Been saying that from the jump. The second story was about the new prime minister in Japan. Wtf cares? Enjoy your day and make your decisions well!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/norrod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/norrod/support

Live Like the World is Dying
S1E35 - Casandra on Food Preserveration

Live Like the World is Dying

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 58:35


Episode Notes Margaret talks to Casandra about canning, drying, and other means by which to preserve food. The host Margaret Killjoy can be found on twitter @magpiekilljoy or instagram at @margaretkilljoy. You can support her and this show on Patreon at patreon.com/margaretkilljoy. Transcript Margaret Hello and welcome to Live Like the World is Dying, your podcast for what feels like the End Times. I'm your host, Margaret Killjoy. And this episode we're going to be talking about food preservation and specifically canning and dried food storage and some other things. This podcast is a proud member of the Channel Zero Network of anarchist podcasts and here's a jingle from another show on the network. Duh daaaaa. Jingle One two, one two. Tune in for another episode of MaroonCast. MaroonCast is a down to earth Black radical podcast for the people. Our hosts, hip hop anarchist Sima Lee, the RBG and sex educator and crochet artists KLC, share their reflections on Maroons, rebellion, womanism, life, culture, community, trapped liberation, and everyday ratchet. They deliver fresh commentary with the queer, transgender, non-conforming, fierce, funny, Southern guls, anti-imperialist, anti-oppression approach. Poly ad and bullshit. Check out episodes of MaroonCast on Channel Zero National, Buzzsprout, SoundCloud, Google, Apple, and Spotify. All power to the people, all pleasure. Margaret Okay, if you could introduce yourself with your name, your pronouns, and then maybe a little bit about your experience with prepping, like, I don't know, if you like work for any prepping podcasts that people might like, if you want to shout them out, but also your experience a little bit about what we're going to be talking about today. Casandra Yeah, my name is Casandra and I use they or she pronouns. Um, I don't know, I've always been interested in foraging and gardening and preserving food and I happen to work for this really cool prepping podcast called Live Like the World is Dying. Margaret Casandra is our transcriptionist and we've been talking—I've been bugging them more and more about food preservation. And finally I was like, can I just have you on the podcast? And then you have to listen to the sound of your own voice as you transcribe it. And they said yes, which was nice of them. So okay, so most of your experience in terms of food preservation is canning, is that right? Salem Speaker 2 Yeah, that's—I think the two things that I do most are drying and canning, but I also do some fermenting and, like, salt preserving. Margaret Cool. Okay, well, let's talk about all of it. Do you want to talk about the different methods of food preservation and which ones are appropriate for which foods and what you like the most? Casandra Yes, I think there, there are two things that I think about when I'm deciding how to preserve something and one is, drying, for instance, is good for like really long-term storage. But—and it's also good because the food is lightweight, right? So it's very portable. But in my day to day life, I'm much more likely to use like canned food. So ease of use is another consideration when I'm deciding how to preserve something. And different food is best preserved in different ways. And that's something we can talk about when we get into canning especially a little bit later. Like acidity, how juicy something is, those things all come into play. Margaret Okay. Why preserve food? I mean, like, obviously, you could just go to the supermarket and buy the food instead of canning it or preserving in other ways. Like, I mean, that sort of—that part's sort of a joke. But what is it that appeals to you about DIY preservation of food, like what got you into it? Casandra Um, I live in the Pacific Northwest, and there are certain times of year where food is really abundant and accessible. And it just at a certain point seems silly to me to not take advantage of that if I could. You know, so if I have access to, you know, dozens of pounds of green beans once a year, why not can it instead of going out and buying it in the winter? Margaret Okay, so what are the methods of preserving food? You've mentioned some of them, but is it possible that we could get a list of just, like, what—there's canning, salting, pickling, drying, what am I missing? Smoking? Curing? Is that what you would call that? Casandra Yeah, I guess smoking and curing could—smoking is like a form of curing I think. Freezing. What else? Did we say fermenting already? Margaret No, we haven't put that one yet. Casandra Fermenting. Margaret Okay, should we just go through them and talk about why each one's great? Casandra Yes, yeah, we can definitely do that. It's hard to like, it's hard to talk about them all at once because they're all so different so... Margaret Yeah. Casandra Yeah. Margaret Well, so if possible, I mean, like—one of the things I'm really curious about is that, like, when you look at green beans, you're like, okay, green beans belong in a can. And then when you look at something else, you're like, oh, that belongs fermented. You know, hops, obviously. But what, um—is it just the different methods just work for different foods, if you like are working with meats you're mostly interested in curing them or freezing them or something? Like, how does all this work? How do you how do you decide? Casandra I decide based on what I like to eat most. So like, which preservation method I'm most likely to use because I'm not interested in wasting food. And then also just like, which is the most accessible to me. So for something like green beans, I don't know, I guess you could dry them, but I don't think that would taste particularly. good. So I want to preserve them in a way that tastes really good that I'm actually likely to use throughout the year. And then also space, I think space is a huge issue. So my pantry is only so large so there are certain things that it makes more sense for me to dry like nuts, right? I'm not going to can walnuts, though I suppose you could. I'm just going to dry them and store them in a bin. Margaret Does it just take up less space because there's like fewer individual jars taking up space. Casandra Mm hmm. Yeah, yeah. Definitely. Margaret Okay. What, um, what's like the easiest to get into and/or what's cheapest? Casandra Probably drying? Drying probably or salt curing because, you know, all you need to salt preserve something is salt. Margaret Okay. Casandra Um, but the drying as well. You know, you can sun dry or you can, like, create some trays for yourself and some airflow, you don't need a particular tool to dry something effectively. Margaret Okay, what, uh—you said that drying tends to make things last longest. Like, what's the kind of like, scale there? Okay, so like, because you were saying how, okay, so you're saying how it's hard to talk about all of them at once because each one has like all these different pros and cons. So I'm trying to, like get you to talk about the pros and cons of different ones. But so like, what's the, like, you know, hierarchy of how long food can last. Like I know, for example, in my own limited research into this, I'm like, oh, I can store dried beans, dried rice, etc., for like, 30 years, right? But I'm under the impression that canning has a shorter shelf life than that. And in my head, of course, like it would be, like, freezing, there's a long shelf life as long as you have electricity, and then like cured food, it's like maybe not as lonh. But this might be my, like, my my weird, like, obviously, like, storing meat isn't as good or something. You know, my own non-meat-eating bias which I will attempt to not bring into this particular episode of the show because everyone's gonna make up their own minds about what they want to eat. But so what, um, so if drying last longest, what last least long and what—where is everything else in the middle? Casandra Um, yes. I don't even know if drying last longest, honestly, because you hear about like, fermented or cured eggs that are found that are, you know, hundreds of years old and stuff—or like kimchi, like jars of kimchi that are still good after hundreds of years. So. Margaret Oh lord, okay. Casandra Yeah, yeah, so, you know, fermenting can be very long lived as well. But, but yeah, drying, as long as the thing stays dry and like bugs and mice don't get to it, as long as it's properly sealed, that's probably the longest—longest-term. And then the shortest—what would be the shortest? I think it's probably either canned or frozen. Like, food can be frozen for a long time—sorry—food can't be frozen for a long time but, like, it starts to taste like freezer at a certain point. So that's like my least favorite method, personally. Margaret What does that mean? Is that, like, I've heard that like if you store things in the freezer for a long time it starts to like take on the taste of everything around it. Or is there like a specific, like, just as the cell walls burst of frozenness and whatever—I don't know anything about the science of any of this. Casandra I don't know about the science of freezing. I'm not sure. I just know that, like, you know, if I lose a bag of green beans in the back of the freezer, a year and a half later the green beans don't really taste like green beans anymore. They kind of tastes like freezer. Margaret Okay. Casandra Which is gross. I don't want freezer beans. I'm also very anti-freezer just because we had—we had a, I guess a climate event here in February that knocked out power at my house for about 10 days. And so everything in the fridge in the freezer was compromised. And it sucked, and I lost a lot of food, and it was very stressful. But all of my canned goods and all of my dry goods were perfectly fine. Margaret That's a really important point. Casandra Yeah. Margaret I know that's, like, classic prepper style is to have the deep freeze in your garage full of, like, you know, ideally some deer or something like that. But it always seems like it just requires so much electricity to maintain. Casandra Yeah, and if, yeah. It's also—I mean, I think when we're talking about preparing for disasters, there's the preparing in place versus preparing to move. Um, and so something like freezing makes sense for preparing in place, but—and canning as well. But if you're preparing to move, then something like dried or cured makes more sense. Margaret Yeah. Casandra But even with freezing, like, when our power was out, I didn't thaw out frozen food and try to cook it over my wood stove, you know. It was much easier for me to just like open a can of soup that I had canned from the year before and warm it up. So even if I'm thinking about preparing in place, things like canning make more sense to me. Margaret Yeah. No, such a—being in place versus going—I don't really have anything deep to say about that, I just, I think about that a lot. And there's a reason that all the, like, food you put in your, like, go bag is usually, you know, dried backpacker meals where you add water or whatever, you know. Casandra Yeah. Which is good, in an emergency, but it's not super sustainable. So yeah. Margaret Yeah. At the beginning of the COVID crisis when I was, like, alone all the time and I didn't know what's happening so I just didn't go into town and I just, like, ate through my—ate through my own food stores. You know, I definitely was very reliant on canned goods, canned soups in particular. And then also, like, when I lived out of a backpack and traveled I did rely on cans then but I relied on cans, like, you know, I don't like carry two or three or something like cans of chili or something. This wasn't a DIY canning. This was, you know, Amy's chili. Casandra Right. And that's the other thing too is, like, Amy's chili in a tin can is—it's heavier than dried food, but it's sturdy. But I'm not gonna, like, put glass jars of food in a go bag, right? Margaret Yeah. Casandra That would be catastrophe waiting to happen. Margaret Yeah, I learned the hard way that, like, several times I tried, when I lived out of a backpack I always like want it to travel with, like, this jar of almond butter, but it was glass. Or for a while I decided I was gonna be that asshole who lived out of a backpack and had a brandy snifter. And when I say for a while I mean, like, 24 hours? Casandra 'Til it broke? Margaret Yeah. The jar of almond butter didn't last as long as that, and that was a little bit more of a desperate thing, because when I dropped it I was like, that's all the calories that I have on me. Casandra Oh, God. Yeah. Margaret And I genuinely don't remember—I remember looking at it and staring at it and being like, do I pull out shards of glass? Or do I just not eat? Oh, yeah, I'm just I don't remember which one I picked. Casandra Oh no. Margaret I'm alive so I probably picked not eating the almond butter. Okay, so that's a good point. So is it possible to can and non-glass jars? Like okay, my head like canning requires mason jars. Which people buy in bulk. And they're, like, not crazy cheap, but I haven't looked in a long time. Casandra I know that historically people have used tin cans, but maybe this is a conversation we could get into right now. But, like, modern food safety guidelines, everything I've read is glass jars. But the good news is, once you purchase the jar, this isn't—this isn't prepping like, you know, storing something away for 30 years and like stocking in bulk. This is, like, something that you do yearly and you're rotating through your food so you're reusing your supplies. Margaret Okay. Casandra Yeah. Margaret Which actually, probably—and now I'm just purely conjecturing—is like a better way to do any kind of prepping anyways, like, it's like reminding yourself that it's very rarely for the long haul. It's usually for situations like what you had happen where, you know, you lost power for 10 days. Casandra I mean even just part of your daily life. Like I'm—the main purpose of me doing things like canning and saving dry food is to eat throughout the year, not to prepare for disaster. But, you know, when there is a disaster I'm already prepared so, because it's just part of my daily life. Margaret Well and I guess that's like the yearly cycle that I mean, I grew up completely alienated from, you know, I ate the same things every season of the year. But that's not really the way that humanity evolved. Casandra Yeah. I mean, the nice thing about preserving food is that you don't have to eat the same things because you've preserved them for a different season. But it is cyclical, because, like, right now it's green bean season. So my weekends are canning green beans or tomatoes. And in a few months, it'll be nut season, so that's what I'm focusing on. But it gives me what I need for the rest of the year. Margaret Okay, so I'm going to try and make this a pun but it's not going to work very well. Let's get into the nuts and bolts—but there's no bolts and food—of this. And let's talk about canning. Let's talk about, like, how do you get started canning? What is canning? Like, you know, I mean, if—clearly it's not just the can of Amy's chili, it's something else. Casandra Yeah, so canning is preserving food in a glass jar, in liquid. And you're doing that by using heat and pressure to cook the food inside of it. Like, you're raising it to a particular temperature to destroy microbes and bacteria and things like that. And then it's also creating a vacuum seal. And that's what makes it shelf-stable. Margaret Okay. How do you do it? Casandra Hooray for shelf-stable food. There are different ways. So um, let's see. I think maybe I want to give my food safety spiel first before— Margaret Yeah. Okay, cool. Casandra So, yeah, so I worked in the food industry for a long time and I feel really comfortable with food safety. But I think that it's wise, if someone doesn't feel comfortable with food safety to, you know, do some research or learn from someone or take a class or something because botulism is fatal. However, canning is really safe if it's done properly. And so as long as you understand what properly mean, you're gonna be fine. And then the anecdote I like to give is that—Let's see—my my grandpa's mom—when I was learning to cat I was really nervous about food safety. And my grandpa was, like, don't worry about it because his mom used to can everything they ate in a two-tiered steam canter, which is just, like, outlandish. And she would do it on a wood stove, like, manually regulating the heat. And she would can everything from like meat to vegetables to fruit, which we'll learn in a second why that's absolutely insane. And, you know, she had 18 kids and none of them died of botulism. So— Margaret That's—I mean, by that number, one of them would have died of botulism. Even if someone—anyway, yeah. Casandra So I'm not saying like not to be safe, but just to know that, like, statistically you'll be okay, especially if you do what you're supposed to do. So. Margaret Okay, so take the warning seriously, is what your— Casandra Yeah, I think it was important for me to hear that like, no, really, you're gonna be okay. Because if you look at like the USDA website, or the like national—what's it called?—National Center for Home Food Preservation website. I swear, it's like every other paragraph, they're trying to scare you about botulism. Anyway, it feels like every other paragraph they're trying to warn you about botulism. And it feels really, like, anxiety-inducing. So it's something to be aware of but not to be afraid of, if that makes sense. Margaret What is botulism actually, do you know? Casandra Um, let's see. I think it's it's a bacteria that produces a toxin that is fatal. And the reason it's so scary is because most food spoilage you can see or smell, but botulism, you can't. Margaret Okay. Casandra Um, and it can even be fatal just with, like, skin contact. Margaret Oh, wow. Casandra Yeah, so it's it's very scary, but it—I don't know. I don't want to terrify people. Margaret Well, how do you not make it? Casandra Right. Margaret I was reading something that's like has something to do with, like, whether or not there's oxygen or something? Casandra Yep, yep. So it—botulism grows in an anaerobic environment, which means no oxygen. I think that's correct. I—so I learned from my grandma. That's the other part of the disclaimer. So the science is not something that I know a ton of out, which is fine. But the point is that if you follow proper, like, sterilization and follow recipes that are approved, you'll be fine. So you asked like three times what canning is and how to do it. So maybe— Margaret Yeah yeah yeah. Casandra Okay, so there are two different—there are three different types of canners. And they're used are different acidities. So the acidity of a food is important because the microorganisms in acidic food are killed at a lower temperature than non-acidic food. So for acidic food—and that means, like, fruits, pickled things that have like a vinegar brine—those are canned in a water bath canner or a steam canner. And then non-acidic foods like vegetables, meats, things like that are canned in a pressure canner because it helps them get to higher heat. Margaret Where do tomatoes fall in, are they acidic are they— Casandra So tomatoes are tricky because you—they're right on the edge of acidic and non-acidic. So if you add an acid to them, like lemon juice or citric acid, you can can them as if they're acidic, but if you don't, you have to put them in a pressure canner. And for a long time, whoever regulates canning shit, said that steam canning was not safe. Margaret Okay. Casandra But recently—I think it was Wisconsin University—some school in Wisconsin did a study and found that it is safe, which is great because I prefer it to waterbath canning, and it's how I learned to can. Margaret And it also, I mean was this, was the test subjects just all 18 of your great grandmother's children, or? Because I think that's a large enough sample size. Casandra I think so too. They also used the wood stove. No, so the difference between water bath canning and steam canning is water bath canning, you're just taking a big ass pot, and you're submerging your jars and water, and that's what creates the heat and the pressure and the vacuum seal. But it's really unwieldly because you're having to, like, deal with a big ass pot of boiling water. So steam canning is creating the same effect, but just with steam, so the amount of water you need is much smaller. So that's how I learned and that's what I prefer. It's very quick. And then pressure canning takes a special tool called a pressure canner. Margaret You can't just put it in a pressure cooker. Casandra No, but you can use your pressure canner for pressure cooking, if that makes sense. Margaret Okay. Casandra But pressure canners have—there are two different types, and don't ask me to explain the difference in detail because I won't be able to—but there's a weighted gauge canner and a dial gauge canner. And I believe what I use is a dial gauge. So it has this special gauge on top that tells you how much pressure you're creating within the canner. Margaret So is the basic idea that all this food goes into a jar, the lid goes on the jar, and then you're trying to create enough pressure and heat to both cook the food and seal it? How does it seal it? Like is it, like, creating like a pressure difference inside and outside? That's like sucking the lid down onto it, or? Casandra Yeah, yeah, that's my understanding. And it gets sciency especially with pressure canning because altitude impacts— Margaret Of course it does. Casandra Impacts the pressure in canning time. But that's why it's—so that's one of the benefits of following—let's talk about this actually, this will be useful. So, what makes a good canning recipe? Because it's important to follow good canning recipes. And they'll include things like how to make sure your food is acidic enough. They'll included chart based on altitude telling you what pressure you need, and also how long to can things. They'll tell you how and whether that changes depending on your jar size. So they'll outline everything like that in the recipe. So it's not, like, an equation you have to figure out every time you can a thing—unless you're changing altitude constantly, which would be, I don't know, adventurous. Margaret Would you say it would be jarring? Casandra Yes. Yes, it would be jarring. Yeah, once you know your altitude, it's very easy. And they're, like, companies like Bell jars put out entire books full of charts and recipes and things like that. Margaret Okay, is there something special about like—like, I've never canned anything, but at various points I've looked at how to do basically everything. And I remember when I was looking at canning and a long time ago, I think I got shy—I think I got scared away by the botulism thing, honestly. And it was like something about, like, if you use the spatula—you use like a rubber spatula when you put the food in the jar, and if you don't do it right then you like murder everyone you know. Casandra Yeah, so there are some basic safety considerations. So maybe let's, like, pretend we're canning something. Margaret Okay. Is it green beans? Casandra Yeah, let's can some green beans and we'll walk through the steps. So. So we're just canning plain green beans, which means that they're not acidic. So we're doing them in a pressure canner. So first you prep your food. So if we're prepping green beans, that means I'm snapping all the ends off. And I'm washing them and I'm, you know, I'm making sure none of them are, like, moldy or anything like that. And then I'm getting a pot going to prep my jars and my lids. The thing about jars is that they're glass. And the thing about glass is that if you put a hot thing into a cold glass thing, the glass thing will shatter, right? Margaret Yeah. Which is why you don't drink coffee out of mason jars. Well, people do, but why? Casandra But then they make the ones with the handles as if you're supposed to, you know? Margaret Yeah, that's a good point. Casandra Yeah, that's sketchy. Anyway, so sterilizing your jars and heating them up is sort of all done in the same step, you just toss everything in a big pot and put water in it, and you boil it for 10 minutes. Margaret Okay, and that's not the pressure canner, that's just a pot of water on the stove. Casandra Yep. And, you know, if you were to read like a canning website or something, they—people have all different methods for heating up and sterilizing their jars. I just think that that's like the quickest and the thing that I do because then they're both warm and sterile. So we're doing green beans. So, let's see, what I'm going to do next is take the jars out of the sterilized water. And I'm going to pack them full of these green beans. So we're putting all of our green beans in a jar, and we're doing something called raw packing, which means that the green beans are raw when I put them in the jar as opposed to cooked. And differrent recipes will tell you, you know what you should be doing. And then I pour warm liquid over them—in this case, it's just water—because if there are air gaps in the jar, that means that there's a chance air will get trapped, which you know, botulism and spoilage and things like that. But it also means there's a chance that the jars won't seal properly. Margaret Okay. Casandra Recipes, use something called headspace. So your recipe will specify how much headspace to leave in a jar. And that means the space between the top of your food and liquid and the top of the jar. And so they've timed their recipe based on the headspace. So if the recipe says 1/2in headspace but I leave, you know, an inch and a half, it probably won't seal because it's not in the canner long enough to like vacuum all have that air out. Does that make sense? Margaret Yeah. And then you murder everyone, you know? Casandra Hopefully they just won't seal and you try again. Botulism comes after the jar has sealed, and that's when things go poorly. Yeah, so anyway, so we've got our beans and our liquid in a jar. We wipe the rims of the jar because that's where the seal happens. So we want to make sure there's nothing like impeding that. Margaret Okay. Oh, like a little piece of dirt or something that would keep it from—or like a green bean stem. Casandra Yes, exactly. For things that are, like, chunkier, that's when your spatula technique comes in because you want to make sure there's there aren't any air pockets. Then you put your lids and your rings on. And then everything's really hot, so you make sure you use gloves and appropriate tools and load everything into your pressure canner with, I don't know, I think it's an inch of water. It depends on your canner. And then you seal it up and you start your canning. Margaret Are those, like, electric systems or they like stovetop, Casandra Stovetop, I've never seen an electric one, but I wouldn't be shocked if that existed. Margaret No I just didn't—I've never seen one of these things, so I struggle to visualize it. Okay, so it's in the pressure canner and we start, and then you leave it for some length of time that is specified in the recipe? Casandra Yep, yep. And, you know, different canners come with specific instructions to make sure that your weight is correct and your pressure is correct and things like that. So I won't, like, try to detail that out because it depends on the tool you're using. But assuming your weight and your pressure are correct, then you just set your timer once it's up to pressure and leave it in. Margaret Okay. Is this, like, are they usually like around an hour, or is this like three days? Or what's— Casandra It depends on the food and how acidic it is. So something like meat takes, let's see, like the the bone broth recipe I use—the canning recipe—takes like an hour and a half in the pressure. But something like tomato sauce takes 15 minutes. Margaret Oh, because it's so acidic? Casandra Yep. Margaret Okay. Cool. Casandra You know, that means that, like, on tomato day, I can get through a bunch of batches but on broth canning day I can't, so. Margaret Yeah. What about tomato bone broth canning? Nevermind. Okay. Casandra The lesson is not to—not to combine recipes. Margaret See, I think that this is, like—you know, I've never been like a baker. I've technically baked things, but I'm not very good at following directions specifically. My mom isn't any good at this either. I hope my mom isn't—I have no idea if my mom's listening to the podcast. You know, it's like, I'll start a recipe and then somewhere along the way, maybe halfway, three quarters of the way through, I'm just going to do something different. I don't know why. And so I've always been a terrible baker. So maybe canning isn't the food preservation method that I'm specifically going to get into. Casandra I'm in the same way though. Margaret Okay. Okay. Casandra And here's the thing. So like, with—there are so many fancy canning recipes. Like bourbon peach preserves, and—you know, like, people get ridiculously fancy. And those are never the recipes I use because I would be tempted to experiment. So when I—personally when I'm canning, I'm just canning, like, the most basic ingredients so that—like plain, just in water, I don't even use salt. So when it's time for me to cook later in the year, I can experiment because I haven't, you know, I haven't, like, made all of my beans into different like fancy bean recipes already. They're just plain beans. I don't know if that makes sense, but... Margaret No, no, no, that makes sense. Okay, I think you've sold me on canning—this is—I mean, clearly our job is to sell me on each of these things, one after the other. Okay, so canning is good for something that you're going to cycle through at home. And so that's something that you grow or get access to at one time of year, so you can have access to it at another time of year. And you said you can also, like, can soups—is like the next level up of like the classic bachelor thing where you make a whole bunch of soup on Sunday and put it in the freezer and then just, like, eat that soup all week. Casandra I mean, I do that. So I—soup is why I can, because my kid loves soup and that's just like what we eat during the winter. So I'll get off work and forget to have planned anything. So I'll just open a jar of broth and a jar of stew meat and a jar of potato—you know, I just throw it all into a pot. But that's like seven quarts of food into a single pot, so I think I'm doing both. Margaret Okay. Casandra So we have soup for a week, but it's from pre-canned food. Margaret There's—I really wish I was on my puns and jokes better today. But somewhere there's a soup for our family joke. Casandra I'm sure there is. Margaret Hopefully someone will just tell it to me later on Twitter in a way that is either very charming or very annoying. Casandra You'll have to send it to me. Margaret Okay, so that kind of covers canning. Now everyone who's listened is capable of making up their own recipes and so let's move on from there to—what's next? What do you like the most after canning? Casandra Drying. Margaret Drying. Okay. Casandra What do you want to know about drying, Margaret? Margaret Well, I mean, okay, so like, I feel like there's two parts to it. And maybe I'm totally wrong about this, but there's both the, like, drying of the food and then the storing of the dried food. Does that seem like? Casandra And then the preparing of the dried food. Margaret Oh, yeah, no cooking is totally beyond anything. Casandra It's not like a can where you can just open it and heat it up. Margaret Yeah, you're right. Yeah, I mean, it's like—oh, so that means I should probably just make canned beans. I've always felt like a terrible prepper because I'm, like, I have all these like dried beans. Then I'm like, I hate soaking beans. I definitely just eat canned beans. Casandra See, that's why I do both. So I get my, like, 50 pound bags of black beans, right? And I keep them in five gallon buckets. But then I rotate through them. So I will can large batches of them. So I'm only having to think about soaking them once, right? And then the cans and then I buy more dry beans to replace the ones I used, and then I have cans. Does that make sense? Margaret Yeah. So you can soaked beans, not dried beans, right? Casandra Yeah, well, they're dried and then you soak them so—and it's actually, going through the soaking process and then pressure cooking, essentially, makes them more digestible. So, I don't know. It's my favorite. Margaret Okay. Yeah. Cuz like, it's like, one of the reasons I've given—it's really, I mean, people have probably noticed that I haven't done a lot of episodes about food. And it's not because I, like, think that like this other stuff is cooler. It's because, like, food growing, preservation, and preparation, like, intimidate the hell out of me. And, you know, I'm convinced that I can't grow anything because—I said this in like one of the last episodes—because I tried to plant a pine tree when I was a kid and I failed or whatever, you know. And I'm really excited to get to talk about this, basically, even though it's very embarrassing that I'm, like, in my mind I'm like, oh, yeah, when you soak beans overnight they always—you soak them forever and they always end up still just a little bit, a little bit crunchy. Casandra Because you still have to cook them. Margaret Well, yeah. But—ah, and then the pressure cooker being the way to—okay. Casandra But we were talking about drying food. Margaret Yes. Right. Okay, so yeah, so okay. So there's three different parts to it, there's the drying of the food, the storing of the dried food, and the the preparation of the dried food. Let's not too much get into the preparation of the dried food today. But let's talk about the, like, the drying and the storing. And I'm really sad about this storing because it's the only thing that I've, like, done any of at all and done some research about. So. Casandra You probably know much more than me about the storage, but— Margaret Only in that I took a lot of notes like last week. Casandra Oh Good! Margaret But okay, how do you dry food? Casandra Um, so I use just a really cheap food dehydrator, like the cheapest one I could find on Amazon. There are really fancy dehydrators you can get. You don't have to buy a dehydrator at all, you can just, you know, set things out on trays and rotate them and, like, put a fan near them so there's airflow. Margaret When you say set things out, you mean like in the sun? Casandra Um, I guess if you want it sun dried, but I—in general, if I'm preserving food, I try to keep it out of sunlight. Margaret Okay, that makes sense. Casandra That's maybe—we didn't talk about canning and how long things are shelf stable, but generally, if food is exposed to sunlight, it affects its shelf stability. So. Margaret Okay. Casandra Um, but yeah, airflow is the—temperature and airflow are the major factors for drying food. So, especially if something's very juicy, you want it to be lower temperature with lots of airflow because if the outside of it dries before the inside, it's bad news. I guess it can cause mold for whatever's on the inside if it doesn't fully dry, but if it does fully dry, it means that like, say you're drying cranberries or something, they're rockhard instead of that, like, nice, tender, dryness. I can speak. So yeah, most of hydrators will come with like settings for different types of food. And you can look those up online as well. Like which foods need more heat, which foods want less heat. Margaret How much does humidity affect this? Like I—where I live it's basically I live inside a cloud. All of the South is just a cloud for all of the summer and so, like, I can't even dry clothes on the line unless they're in the direct sunlight. So I assume I would have to use—I would have to use one of these, like, what are they, electric? The ones that you're talking about? Casandra Yeah, I imagine so. I live in a not humid place. So I haven't had to think about that. Also storage, I imagine that you probably have more trouble with food storage. Margaret I do. Casandra Yeah. But, you know, then there are things that apparently great if you have a higher humidity, like—what I'm sure you're super interested in—salt curing meat is, apparently a higher humidity is better so— Margaret Oh, really? Casandra There's that. Margaret I wonder what I can salt cure. Casandra Right? Margaret Just slabs of seitan. It sounds terrible. Okay. Casandra The things that that I mostly dry are nuts and seeds because I grow a lot of sunflowers and also I live in the Pacific Northwest. So it's, like, filbert and walnut territory, acorn territory. Margaret Do you have to prepare—the only one of these things I know anything about is acorns. And I know that you have to do a lot of work to get the tannins out of acorns. You do that before you drive them in this case? Casandra You know, I've actually heard—and I'm planning to try this this year—but I've heard that it's actually quicker to get the tannins out if you dry them first because then, when you introduce water to flush the tannins out, it can, like, fully saturate the nut meat. Margaret Okay. Casandra Does that make sense? So you're getting rid of all the moisture first, and then when you introduce fresh water to the nuts, it can penetrate into the like flesh. Margaret Okay. Because yeah, it takes forever to flush acorns. Casandra It does. If you—I mean, you have a stream, so that would be much, much less time intensive. For folks who don't know, acorns are delicious, but only if they're not full of tannins. Margaret Which is like, what, a natural preservative or something that's in them that, in order to human edible, you have to get rid of. Casandra Yeah, I mean, there are tannins and lots of food. It's the thing that makes sour food sour or like astringent food astringent, but, you know, the amount that's in the average acorn can give you a tummy ache. Margaret Okay, so is this, like, is this one of the ways that you would—because I assume basically all the nuts I eat in my life are, like, dried nuts, right? Because I'm not going around eating fresh nuts. So this is like one of the main ways, if you wanted to make the nuts that you grow taste like the nuts people are used to eating, you would dry them first in this way, right? Casandra Like acorns or just? Margaret Oh sorry. I was going back to like, you know, the other nuts? Casandra Yeah, yeah. Margaret Cashews. I don't know. You didn't say cashews, I was just thinking about cashews. Because I like cashews. Casandra I think cashews are actually way different. Have you seen a cashew plant? Margaret All of the nuts look really weird in the wild. I struggle to understand them. This is the most embarrassing episode I'll ever put out. It's just like, I'm this crazy person who lives in the woods. And I don't know anything about plants. Casandra Because cashew is part of a fruit, right? It's not, like, in a hard shell like a walnut. Anyway. Let's not talk about cashews. Margaret Let's not talk about cashews. I'll pretend like I know what filberts are and talk about them. Casandra A filter is just—I think it's actually a different species than a hazelnut, but it's what we call hazelnuts here. Margaret Okay, cool. Casandra So like filberts and walnuts, things that have a hard shell that you crack the shell open, and then—you can eat it fresh. It's delicious, fresh. But if you want to store it, you just dry it. Margaret Okay. Casandra And some nuts you dry in the shell like walnuts, but some you don't have to. Margaret Okay. And so drying is like a little bit simpler. It's like— Casandra Yeah. Margaret If you're drying walnuts, you look at the article that says "this is how you dry walnuts," and you put them in your dryer and you dry them. Casandra I mean, I don't even put nuts in a dryer, because they're already so dry. Margaret You just leave them out. Casandra Yeah, I just—like, I put a blanket on the floor in front of my fireplace in the winter and just have a, like, mound of nuts that I— Margaret Cool. Casandra Like, rotate. So, but if you're doing something that's, like, quicker to spoil, I guess, like fruit or vegetables, than a dehydrator might be the solution for you. Margaret Okay, how long—like, what are some of the advantages of drying food? I mean, obviously, like, certain foods, like nuts and things, like that's like almost, like, the way that you you store them, right? But it's like, I don't know a ton about, like, dried fruits—I suppose I know fruits a bit—but like dried vegetables, and, you know, is this, uh, like, how long do they last? Like, what is good about this method? Casandra I think it's good because it's smaller so it's easier to store, right? It's also lighter. So that goes back to our conversation about, you know, preparing to be on the move as opposed to being stationary. For things that are snackable it's nice to have snacks, so like dried fruits, dried seeds, things like that. Um, I—there are a few vegetables that I routinely dry because I routinely use them. Garlic is one. I guess alliums. Can we call the allium family of vegetable? Garlic and onions are two of them because I don't really can them. You could ferment them, especially fermented garlic is really popular, I just don't do it. Um, but, like, the number of times I've gone to make soup in the winter and not had garlic or onions is embarrassing. But if I have them dried, I can just toss in a handful and it's delicious. Margaret Okay, but like, so if you dry—how long does dried fruit last? How long do dried vegetables last? Like, is it, like, good enough to last you—kike most of these food preservation methods are sort of, like, meant to kind of get you until—set you up so that the next time—until the next harvest of the same thing. Is that kind of the general idea, like, so that you have this thing that lasts, like, hopefully almost a year, or? Casandra Oh, they can last—I mean, I have like dried onions, dried plums in my pantry that have been there for two years and are perfectly good. The thing about, like, everything other than canning, is that if something goes bad, you can see it or smell it. So it's good until it, you know, it's good until you can see or smell that it isn't good anymore. And that depends on, you know, how you've stored it. Do you put—is it in direct sunlight? Is it totally dry? Is it in a hot place? A cool place? Things like that. But it lasts a long time. That's a really vague answer. I think you were looking for something more specific. Margaret I mean, it's fine. We don't have to have, like, a chart—an audio chart of, like, you know, column A, the fruit, column B, how long it lasts with each different method. Okay, that's how you would organize the data anyway. Casandra It seems like there should be more to it, right? Like, there should be more to talk about with dried food. But it's so simple. You just— Margaret Yeah. Casandra But storage you wanted to talk about and I feel like you probably know more about storage can I do. Margaret Well, only because, like, I came into this with this "I don't know how to make food" thing, right? And, you know, I just remember a couple years ago a food scientist friend of mine was like—this was maybe like four or five years ago—was like, hey, I'm not saying it's gonna happen, but the supply chain on food is looking a little bit precarious this year, or whatever. So I was like, okay, I'm gonna just start having some, like, five gallon buckets of like beans and rice around. And that was probably what started me on the journey that you're all along for with me today. And so I just would go and buy, you know, basically prepper food, right? Ideally, the ones with like the least markup or whatever, but just, you know, five gallon buckets or huge cans of stuff that's like freeze dried or whatever and it's like meant to last 30 to 50 years on a shelf. And so I was doing that. And—but then I realized as I started to kind of, like, scale this, and more people are asking me for my recommendation. And I don't want to just be like, oh, go to Amazon, because that's the main place to buy Augason Farm stuff, you know—ans go for this company I don't know anything about. And instead realized, was like, well, there has to be a way to just, like, put rice in a five gallon bucket. It's like not quite as easy as that. You can do that and that'll last for a fairly long time, again, depending on your conditions, especially humidity and sunlight, as you mentioned, and oxygen is actually one of the biggest ways that, like, long shelf life foods go bad. And so the thing I've been researching, and I'll probably make a YouTube video about in the next week or so, is how to store dried goods for like long term storage, which is less the like—I feel like, in my head, there's like two tiers of food storage. And there's the more important one, which is what you're talking about and the, like, the things that you can cycle through and to get you through any given interruption. And then there's the sort of deep storage stuff where, I don't know, I don't see a reason for most people not to have, like, a month or two of food sitting in five gallon buckets in their basement, you know, that just sit there and you can pass them on to your kids. And—who will be like, really? Why are you giving this to me? But—actually, that's very optimistic to think that they won't immediately understand the need for such things. Casandra Right. Margaret And I like to imagine that will be around for 30 to 50 years from now. That seems optimistic, but I like it. So long term food storage, you can make beans and rice and many other things last 30-50 years. And the main way going at the moment—there's a lot of different ways to do it—but basically it's like the main way that people are doing right now and in prepper world, and it's mostly, I think pioneered by the Mormons. A lot of the information you can get about this—and if you live in Utah, apparently there're these stores will they'll just sell you really cheap beans and rice, and some of them are open to people who aren't in the church. But you basically, you put them into mylar bags, which are plastic bags with like an aluminum layer—which isn't technically the definition of mylar but, like, when you say mylar bag, it's what you mean—and you heat seal the bags. You put in the dried food, and then you put in oxygen absorbers. I always thought you put in desiccant because I think that humidity all of the time. The instruments that I built last year, some of them aren't even playable right now because the warping because the stupid humidity. I don't understand how a mountain dulcimer was invented in Appalachia and has such a thin soundboard. Anyway. So, but you don't put in desiccants necessarily—actually, in general, you don't. It actually seems to be contraindicated. But instead you put in oxygen absorbers that are sized to the size of bag, and you got to do it kind of quick, because obviously when you open up the oxygen absorber starts absorbing oxygen. And what it is is like little iron fillings that are absorbing that are oxidizing and making rust, I think, and they're in little sealed packets that air can go in, but rust pellets can't come out. You drop it in, you heat seal the bag, you can either get like a little flash sealer for like 25 bucks, or you can use a household iron, or you can use a hair—you know, it's like, I have a feeling that people making these things don't actually do this because I've seen people say straightening iron or curling iron. But um, you can seal it with heat. And then it is sealed. And then that doesn't keep like animals and stuff out, so then you put it in a bucket. So really, long story short, you take a mylar bag, at least five mil thick—mil is not millimeter, it's, I don't know, .001 or something, I don't remember. Millionth of an inch or 1,000th of an inch or something. You put in the oxygen absorber, you heat seal it, you put it in the bucket, and you're good. And it seems kind of simple. And it's a lot cheaper per five gallon bucket of beans and rice then going and getting the pre made stuff. Casandra Yeah. Margaret But being able to do it with stuff that you dry yourself—again, like, different things are gonna last different lengths of time. And oh, and you can only do this with stuff that's, like, less than 10% water content. You know, it has to be like way more dried. So you can't just like put in your, like, dried fruit and stuff. It's like almost all like rice and beans and oats and other things. And then there's like weird stuff where like brown rice is actually harder to preserve than white rice because brown rice has, like—which is much better, of course, in general—has more stuff, like more oils in it that can go bad. That's what I've learned, but you should correct me if that's what you're about to do. Casandra No, no, I was just gonna say I've heard of people—or I've seen something called dry canning. I haven't actually tried it. But it's something similar, except you're using jars and you're using an oven to, yeah, create a seal—a hot seal on the jars. And it's supposed to make dried food last longer. I've never personally understood the purpose of things like that just because I rotate. So it's just like a part of my life and routine. But yeah. Margaret Just having some deep storage, you know, like—but okay, this actually makes me—why are mason jars clear? Because isn't sunlight the enemy of, like, all food preservation? Casandra Yeah, I guess so I honestly—I have no idea. They make fancy, like, tinted jars, but they're much more expensive. I imagine it's just because it's more expensive to make tinted glass. But like traditionally you're not keeping your jars on a shelf in direct sunlight. You're keeping them, like, in your basement or your root cellar or something like that. Margaret Okay, so we've been talking almost an hour, and obviously there's still several methods of food preservation left, but maybe we won't go into the details about any of the other ones—unless, is, like, is there like one more that you want to like quick like shout out? Like hey, look how great salting is, or pickling, or, I don't know. Casandra Yeah. I mean, fermenting and pickling is amazing. And that's, like, an episode in and of itself. And I think that it's really like trendy right now, so probably accessible for people to find information on. And then salt preserving and sugar—I can't eat sugar, so I don't do sugar preserving. But those two methods are surprisingly simple. And I'm just beginning to experiment with salt preserving, but I love it. So, I dunno. Check it out. Margaret Is it just like you take the thing and you pack it in salt and then you're like, it's good. Casandra Kinda, yeah. Kinda, yeah. Margaret That's cool. Casandra I mean, there's more to it than that, but basically. Margaret Okay, well, I don't know. You've sold me on far more food preservation instead of just looking at it from this, like—you know, as much as I want to like try and sell you on deep storage, I think that that's like the far and away least useful aspect and like the one that ties most into, like, the bunker mentality that I supposedly shit talk all the time. You know, and so this, like, this—these methods of cycling through appeal quite a bit to me. Is there any—are there any like last thoughts on food preservation or anything else about any of this that you want to you want to bring up? Casandra Just that once you start digging into it, you'll probably be shocked by how many things you can can from, you know, butter to water. So. Margaret Wait, really? Casandra To whole chickens. So it's pretty flexible and pretty fun once you get the basic down. Canned water. Margaret I'm laughing about the canned chicken because I'm imagining, like, the chicken like coming out and running away when you opening up the can 15 years later. Alright, well, thanks so much for coming on the podcast. And also, you know, thanks for helping make the show accessible. And, I don't know, I really appreciate that, and I appreciate all the work that you've done with that. Casandra You're welcome. I'm dreading transcribing this, but I will do it. So. Margaret I appreciate it. Thank you so much for listening. I hope you got out of this as much as I did. I didn't know anything. I mean, well I didn't know anything compared to what I now know. And I'm excited to eat green beans, I mean, prepare green beans. No, I'm mostly just excited to eat green beans. I really like green beans. I'm really glad that was the example food we used. If you liked this episode or this podcast, you should tell people about it and tell people about it on the internet. Well, tell about it in real life. But if you tell people about it on the internet, all the like weird algorithms will like make other people know about it if you like, and comment, and subscribe, and do all the stuff. And you can also support me directly on Patreon. My Patreon is patreon.com/margaretkilljoy. And there's a bunch of like zines and other things up there. And they're behind a paywall, but if you live off of less money than we make off of the Patreon, then you should just message us and—or me, I guess, on any social media platform, and I will give you access to all the content for free because the main point is to put out content and I really just appreciate everyone's support helps me do that. And in particular, I want to thank Sean and Hugh and Dana, Chelsea, Eleanor, Mike, Starro, Cat J, the Compound, Shane, Christopher, Sam, Natalie, Willow, Kirk, Hoss the dog, and Nora. And also I would be remiss not to tell you that I have a book available for pre-order. AK Press is republishing a new edition of my book, A Country of Ghosts, which is an anarchist utopian book. And if you're listening to this podcast, you probably have like a vague idea of what I'm talking about when I talk about anarchy like that. But if you don't, or if you do, you might like this book, A Country of Ghosts. And if you hate the government and capitalism, you might like it. And if you hate the government but like capitalism, or if you like capitalism but hate the government, then I would challenge you to read this book anyway, because you might learn that both of those are very interrelated things and you're kind of only doing it halfway and you have to destroy the Ring of Power and it must be—don't be a Boromir. You should throw the Ring of Power into the—into the fires of Mount Doom. Anyway, you should tell me about the fun foods that you all prepare, because I will be jealous. Or I'll start canning my own foods and I'll talk to you all soon. Find out more at https://live-like-the-world-is-dying.pinecast.co

Ketchup With The Freys
Ep 37: Would You Rather???

Ketchup With The Freys

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 60:10


This week, Blaire and Luke play a fun little game of Would You Rather?! Would Blaire rather give up her phone for a month, or give up bathing for a month? Would Luke rather have a #1 hit single or an Olympic Gold Medal? Tune in to find out! We also recap Bachelor in Paradise and Big Brother, because DUH! 

The Marketing Secrets Show
The Webinar Bombed... Now What?

The Marketing Secrets Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 15:59


Even for me who has done literally hundreds and hundreds of webinars, sometimes they don't work. What are the adjustments we make to make it work better next time? Hit me up on IG! @russellbrunson Text Me! 208-231-3797 Join my newsletter at marketingsecrets.com ClubHouseWithRussell.com ---Transcript--- Hey. What's up, everybody? This is Russell Brunson. Welcome back to the Marketing Secrets podcast. Today I'm going to tell you about my most recent failure, that happened yesterday. All right, everybody. So usually, on most things you have a chance to hear the highlight reel. Normally I will tell you a story about how like, "Oh, five years ago, six years ago, I did a webinar and it bombed, and now I'm amazing." But rarely do you get to hear me talk about my failures in the midst of the failures, when I'm still licking my wounds and trying to figure it all out. So, that's our mood today. I hope you guys don't mind. It's actually interesting. A lot of you have heard my story about 10X, where I did $3.2 million in 90 minutes. What a lot of you don't know is like two months prior to that, I had spoken at an event, and I had tweaked my pitch a little bit. I did the pitch in a little small audience, and it completely bombed. And you know, two and a half months later I did it at 10X and killed it. And I told the story about 10X and I killed it because that's the story that's fun to tell, but I didn't tell the story about how two months earlier, I did a webinar to a group of people and completely bombed. Or not a webinar. Like a live event. That's the thing about this game. There's always the ebbs and the flows, the ups and the downs. I've been reading a new book by Tim... Tim something. Dang it. I should know this. Tim Grover. Tim Glover. Something. Anyway, it's called Winning. He wrote one called Relentless, which was good, but Winning is way better. Talking about winning in there. He's like, "Winning is unforgiving. Winning doesn't care about you. Winning, there's ups and the downs, and it's just... " Anyway, so today, or after yesterday I'm like I feel like winning is beating me up a little bit. But it's okay, because it's how you learn. And so, but I'm just like everybody else. Like yesterday... And I did a webinar yesterday, or a podcast yesterday, so if you listen to the last podcast, you'll hear me talk a little about this. But I was excited. We bought a new company. We spent multiple eight figures on the new company, so it wasn't small, and we were doing a webinar to the customer list to sell ClickFunnels. Because the whole purpose of buying this company was to use it as a front end to hopefully people in ClickFunnels, right? And so, I'm all excited because we're going to turn these people into ClickFunnels members. It's going to be amazing. Anyway, so I do this webinar. And first off, I'm like, "Dude. Well, I'm on fire. Things are feeling good." And then I look over at the comments, because at a couple parts I played little videos. So the videos, I looked at the comments, and oh my gosh. These people, my new customers that I just spent multiple eight figures on, are not happy. They are pissed. They don't like the webinar. They don't like the beat. They think I talk too fast. They think that this is like an MLM pitch. They think all of the things. And I start reading these things by a whole bunch of people, and John on my team runs in. He's like, "The comments are going south." I'm like, "Yeah. I don't know what to do." I'm doing a webinar. The whole bunch of people, I've got to keep going. And so I get back on. I do the whole webinar. And afterwards, you know. What I was expecting to be a high six figure day, maybe seven figure day, ended up being a five figure. A low five figure day. I was like, "Oh, man. That was not good." Because I've got to pay back multiple eight figures. I needed this to convert better than it did. So at first I was just like, the initial was just like anger, and then depression. These are all in the moment, right? And then it's just like I want to be depressed. I want to go hide. I just want to quit. But then I'm like, "I can't quit. I need to pay back the loan that we took out for this company. I've got to figure this out." Right? So after being kind of bummed for a little bit, then it was like, "Okay. I've got to figure this out." So after about an hour of me moping and wanting just to quit and run and hide in a hole and everything... Because it's weird. I don't know about you guys, but there's so many emotions. I'm not sure if you saw the 10X documentary. If not, I think it's 10xdocumentary.com. We did a whole documentary on this. But I spoke at the first 10X. We had $3.2 million in sales. The next 10X was in a stadium. It was three times as big. 35,000 people. Everyone thought I was going to make a billion dollars, and I bombed at it. We have a whole documentary documenting the bomb. But the thing for me is it's hard for a couple reasons. Number one is like I always want people on my team to feel the energy of what we're doing. Right? Because the more excited they are, they're more excited about their jobs and what we're doing. And so, leading this webinar, we had 7,500 people register, and we're talking to them and getting them excited. And the day of the webinar I message them, "It's webinar day. It's going to be so much fun." Like we're pumped and excited, and the webinar is happening. And then when it doesn't happen, partially it's like, "Oh, I feel like I let all of them down. Right?" Because the 10X thing, if you watch the documentary, I felt the same way. I felt like I let all these people down. We flew all these people in, and everyone was excited to see this thing, and it didn't happen. And so, like ugh. Partially it's me licking my wounds, because I felt like I let everybody down. The second half for me is just like embarrassing. Right? I'm a performer. I'm an athlete. I'm an entrepreneur. I step up, I perform. And when I step up and don't perform, it's embarrassing. Right? One of my friends, he's a UFC fighter. He fought a big fight. He's in the top four or five. This is just like a month ago. Two or three weeks ago, actually. And he went out there and he lost in the first round. He got tapped out. And he went to Instagram instantly afterwards and posted. He's like, "I'm embarrassed." That's how I feel. It's like it's embarrassing. Just embarrassing. Even my wife. I get home, and Colette's like, "How'd it go?" And I'm like, "Uh, I just want to crawl in a hole and hide." So, I'm telling you these things for a couple reasons. Number one, I want you to know that I go through it as well. Because I'm sure you guys go through this too, right? Where you're expecting this, and then this comes in and you're frustrated or depressed or angry. All of the emotions come in, right? So I wanted to share with you, hopefully to help you just understand that even me, at this level in the game for me, I still go through that. I'm going through it right now, like in the middle of it. In the middle of being embarrassed and being frustrated. Like I didn't even want to go to the office today. I just want to sit at home and watch movies and eat ice cream. That sounds good, actually. Maybe I will do that. Just kidding. Well, I'm not completely ruling it out yet, but anyway. But then the second half is where the lesson is. Because after licking my wounds and being depressed and being embarrassed, and all the emotions that come with that, then I was like, "Well, I've got a job to do." Right? And wrestling is the same way. I lose a match, be frustrated, embarrassed, angry, all the things, and then it's like, "Well, I've got to come back and win this tournament." Or, you know. Placed third in this tournament. "I've got to come back and compete in the next tournament. I've got to come back and like... " So now it's like what are the adjustments I make? I'm like, "Okay. Well, the webinar didn't work, so I'm not going to go set out 500 replay emails, because it didn't work, and so it's not worth the effort. Right? So we're calling an audible. We're shifting that." Number two, it's like, "Okay. We misunderstood our audience." Right? The audience who I thought they were were definitely not who they were, so who is the audience? I've got to figure this out. Like Danny Kennedy 101, message to market match. My message did not match the market, right? So I've got to figure this out. In fact, when we lost ClickFunnels the first five times, it was an interesting thing. Same thing. The first five launches of ClickFunnels failed, failed, failed, failed, failed. And number six is when it hit, because I'd figured out the message to market match. What is the message that this market needs to buy the product? So I realized I had a message to market mismatch. So the first question is, who is the actual market? So we started digging through the data, and like who are they. I assumed they were this. They're not. So, who are they? And I figured that out. Okay, now what is the purpose? Why are they buying this product? Why did they come into this room? Why in this ecosystem? What's the reasoning they had? Okay, now we know that. Now the mechanism. I just talked about getting from zero to a million bucks. First off is like you've got to figure out who is it you're selling, then you start figuring out what is it you're actually selling, and then how you're selling it. The what and the how, right? And so, I know the what's ClickFunnels. It's like it has to be that. That's the whole purpose, right? So I know who now. The who, I misunderstood the who. Number two is like what? Well, I'm still selling the same what. So, the last one is how. What is the mechanism? What's the thing that we're using to sell? Right? And I thought that the webinar was going to be the thing to sell everybody. Now that I quickly figured out, okay, the webinar's not the thing. Okay, well what is the thing? How am I going to sell people this product? I'm like, well they just bought... I'm looking at what the product they just purchased, which is video creation software that helps make doodle videos and things like that, right? So it's like, okay, this is the mechanism that they bought, right? They're buying software that helps them do this, so I need to use that same mechanism to convert them. So, right now I am in the process. Within an hour of me bombing the webinar, I had hired a writer to start on this process. But now we're working on a Video Sales Letter for my OGs. We call them VSLs, for those who are newer. It's called a Video Sales Letter, VSL. And we're going to hand sketch out the VSL. So, someone comes in. They bought software that does VSLs. I'm going to have them hand sketch out a VSL. We're going to have them surveying the VSL to figure out which audience they are, and then the VSL will change on the fly, depending on who they are. So if, "This person is this market or this market or this market or this," who they are, it will speak specifically to that who, and bridge the gap on why they now need ClickFunnels. So that is the second test, and that test may bomb. I may go and spend a month trying to build this thing out, paying to hand do all the videos, all of the thing, and it may completely bomb. But that's the game, right? It's trying and failing, trying and failing. But it comes back to understanding it's the core things, right? Understanding, okay, who is the market? Right? The market to message match. Who is the market? What's the message you need to actually convert that, and keep tweaking that and change that until you figure it out. ClickFunnels, I failed five times. Five launches before we hit it. And I could have easily failed on the first or the second or the third or the fourth or the fifth, but I didn't, luckily. Thank heavens. Woo hoo. Otherwise most of you guys wouldn't even be here. And I kept working until we figured it out. Three weeks before... Or two weeks. Whatever it was. A month ago. A month before the 10X event, I tried my presentation, and I flopped. I tweaked the market to method match, tweaked those things, and then a month later, whatever it was, at 10X, boom. $3.2 million in sales. Right? So, it's our ability to look at the failures, lick our wounds quickly, and then make the adjustments that are the key to winning this game. Okay? Because man, I don't care what level you are. I don't care if you do this for 20 years, like I had. I don't care if you've done that webinar 150 times live, and you know exactly what words to say in order to get people to buy. If it fails, sometimes it does, and you've got to come back and figure out what are the adjustments. My buddy who's a UFC fighter, right? Lost in the match. He's going to come back and look at the adjustments. What are the adjustments he's got to make? I think that's where a lot of people, they fail. It's that they failed, and then they think that they're a failure, as opposed to like, "I failed. Crap. That method didn't work, but I'm stubborn, and I've got pigheadedness. I'm going to keep trying and keep trying and keep trying." And for me with ClickFunnels, six times, we got it. Gave this offer. It may even take six times. Maybe eight, maybe 10, maybe 15, maybe 30. But I have to make it work, right? And the same thing's got to be true for you. Okay? If it hasn't worked yet, all right. That's okay. Let's get back to the drawing board, and you've got to think. Did I mess up on the message? Is the market wrong? What do I got to tweak? And keep doing it until you've figured out the method that's going to work for that audience. So, anyway. I hope that helps. You guys are hearing me talk about it in the midst of the pain, as opposed to later. They always say in vulnerability, like show your scars but not your open wounds, but I've got an open wound. There it is. I just dumped some salt on it to embarrass myself in front of you guys even more, because that's how much I love you guys. But hopefully it gives you some understanding in some of the things you need to be able to lick your wounds and get back up and keep trying, because it's going to happen. It happened to me. It's going to happen to you. It's going to happen to other people. But the ones who win are the ones who are able to sit in the frustration of the moment for a moment. Because as annoying as it is, it feels good to be like, "Duh," and letting that pain just kind of writhe inside of you. You know, it's like someone stabbing you and turning the knife, twisting the knife. It's like I want to feel that pain, so I can be angry enough and frustrated enough to do the work to figure it out. Because if you're like, "Oh, I failed. Whatever. You know, win some, lose some," and keep moving on, you're not going to be successful. I want to sit in that pain for a little bit, so I can be like, "Ah, I'm so angry. I'm so embarrassed. I'm so frustrated." Like all of the things, and twisting that knife, because that's what gets you to be like, "Okay. I've got to change this. I've got to figure something out." Right? And that's what gives you the fuel you need to make the adjustments and to change, right? I mean, losing. I lose a wrestling match, that pain and that frustration, that embarrassment, those things are the things that drive me now to get back in the gym and to figure things out. And as an entrepreneur, the same thing. You bomb a campaign. All right. Let it hurt. Feel it. Okay, now you feel that? That sucks, right? Okay, now let's get back to work and let's fix this thing. And that's kind of the way you guys got to be looking at. That's the way I'm looking at it, right? The annoyance and the pain of me bombing on this thing is the fuel that I need to fix it, and I'm excited now to fix it. Still upset, still frustrated, still have that pain in my gut from failing, but that's okay. Again, that's the thing that's going to drive me through figuring it out. And we're going to figure it out. And when I figure it out I'll share it with you guys, because I have to figure it out. It's just not like, "Oh, that'd be nice." It's like, "No, I'm multiple eight figures in the hole right now in this company. We've got to figure out how to turn it around." And I will. We'll figure it out. But this is my mindset. This is how I'm doing. These are the things I'm looking at. Okay? What was the market? What did I screw up on? Right? What's the message? Where did I screw up there? Okay, what am I selling, and how am I selling it? What are the methodologies? What do I got to tweak? What do I got to change? And those things put together is how I win this game. So just remember, you guys. It's a game. Don't let it stress you out. Don't let it keep you up at nights. But realize it's a game that you're playing. If you want to win, you've got to be able to move, to adjust, and yeah. So, there you go. I appreciate you guys. Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode and learned something, please share it. Let people know. That's the best thing you could do for me, is tell someone. Like, "Dude, go listen to Russell's podcast this week." Or if you hate it, then don't. That's cool, too. I get it. I'm not going to be everyone's cup of tea, as they say, which is totally fine by me. So for my people, you'll hear my voice, and hopefully this will help you. So thanks again for listening, and I'll talk to you guys all again soon. Bye, everybody.

Drew and Mike Show
Drew And Mike – August 25, 2021

Drew and Mike Show

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Nirvana's Nevermind baby is being a baby, FBI raids Detroit City Hall, Gary Graff joins us, OnlyFans relents, R Kelly's 'nephew', Stars Are Just Like Us, attractive murderers, and we're moving to Ecuador.Rock music's best rhythm sections.The Nirvana baby is suing Nirvana for sexual exploitation. Shut up, baby d**k.The Detroit Tigers lost in extra innings, but are better than the Baltimore Orioles.Steph Curry's parents are having sex with everybody except each other.Rachel Nichols is out at ESPN. Stephen A. Smith kicks Max Kellerman off of First Take. After all, he did do I.T. work for the mafia.Trudi hates Mike Richards of Jeopardy! more than Hall & Oates.Gary Graff joins us to eulogize Charlie Watts, explain the Nirvana baby debacle, COVID vs concerts, and recap some Beatles thing Drew's super pumped about.RIP Aaliyah... 20 years ago.R Kelly trial highlights continue to roll in. Who the hell is nephew? Free R Kelly is a thing now.Scott Peterson is back in court which leads us to our favorite game: Which Killer Would Trudi Rather NailTravis Scott and Kylie Jenner bought their brat a school bus.Another 'Storm of the Century' has many in Metro Detroit without power... Again.The FBI raided Detroit City Hall and the homes of some of the Council members. Good luck, ML.COVID: Ford employees won't be back to the office until at least 2022. Oakland County parents are protesting the county's K-12 mask mandate. The military needs to get their COVID shots right... NOW. Delta Airlines will dock their unvaccinated employees $200/month.OnlyFans pulls a 180° and will keep porn.Ron Jeremy has been indicted and the charges are insane.College Football: CFB is BACK! The most offensive mascots in college. The 'alliance' is pretending it matters. Jim Harbaugh is a bad football coach. Mike Valenti is (always) aggravated at Beth Mowins.Turns out the condo that collapsed in Florida wasn't built properly. DUH.Stars are still just like us.The Royal Family is happy that the beast, Meghan Markle, didn't come to Prince Philip's funeral. Queen Elizabeth is lawyering up to sue her grandson and that beast, Meghan Markle.Afghanistan is going great. What were Reps Seth Moulton and Peter Meijer sneaking in the country for?Kevin Hart is trying out the talk show game.Britney is still spinning.Kanye West is legally changing his name to Ye. He is currently beefing with Drake.Ron Perelman vs Princeton.Zachary Scott Burton is bad.Suzanne Morphew and her former high school classmate were banging away before she disappeared.Drew wants to move to Manta, Ecuador.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).