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After implementing The Money Multiplier (TMM) Method, Brent was able to pay off $984,711 in 3rd party debt in 39 months. He became so passionate about how powerful this concept was, he began to share it with others. For the last 10-plus years, Brent has been educating thousands of people around the country on the dynamics of the TMM Method and helping individuals to break the bonds of financial slavery and take control of their own financial life.. Brent Kesler is a real estate investor who has a great story to share and words of wisdom to impart for both beginning and veteran investors alike, so grab your pen and paper, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Want to get in contact with Brent Kesler? Reach out at www.themoneymultiplier.com.Want to become financially free through commercial real estate? Check out our eBook to learn how to jump start a cash flowing real estate portfolio here https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-book Enjoy the show? Subscribe to the channel for all our upcoming real estate investor interviews and episodes. ************************************************************************ GET INVOLVED, CONNECTED & GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS LEARN -- Want to learn the ins and outs of real estate investing? Check out our book at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-book PARTNER -- Want to partner on a deal or connect in person? Email the host Gabe Petersen at email@example.com or reach out on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabe-petersen/ WATCH -- Want to watch our YouTube channel? Click here: https://bit.ly/theREIshow ************************************************************************ ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INVESTING CLUB SHOW Hear from successful real estate investors across every asset class on how they got started investing in real estate and then grew from their first deal to a portfolio of cash-flowing properties. We interview real estate pros from every asset class and learn what strategies they used to create generational wealth for themselves and their families. The REI Club is an interview-based real estate show that will teach you the fastest ways to start and grow your real estate investing career in today's market - from multifamily, to self-storage, to mobile home parks, to mix-use industrial, you'll hear it all! Join us as we delve into our guests career peaks and valleys and the best advice, greatest stories, and favorite tips they learned along the way. Want to create wealth for yourself using the vehicle of real estate? Getting mentorship is the fastest way to success. Get an REI mentor and check out our REI course at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com. #realestateinvesting #passiveincome #realestate Interested in becoming a passive investor in one of our projects? Kaizen Properties, is looking for passive investors for our upcoming deals. We invest in what are known as “recession resistant assets”: self storage, MH & RV parks, and industrial properties. If you are interested, go to the website and click on the “Invest with Us” button at the bottom of the page.Support the show
In this episode John reviews his pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Victor and explains why many refer to the Holy Land as the Fifth Gospel. John and Victor discuss: - Why the Holy Land is referred to as the 5th Gospel - Why everyone needs to visit the Holy Land - Favorite memories with Angela from the trip - Why he travels with Select International - The dual mission of pilgrimage - Some of the places that impacted him the most - The struggles of Christians in the Holy Land #justaguyinthepew #catholic #evangelization #jesus #pilgrimage #holyland #Selectinternationaltravel #ministry #podcast #mensministry BECOME A MONTHLY SUPPORTER www.donorbox.org/pew START A MEN'S GROUP IN YOUR PARISH! www.justaguyinthepew.com DOWNLOADS Get a copy of my new eBook, “12 Ways Guys Can Get Closer to Jesus”! HTTPS://JUSTAGUYINTHEPEW.COM/EBOOK NEW: Shop the store! We have a new Just a Guy in the Pew store where you can stock up on great merch HERE: HTTPS://STORE.JUSTAGUYINTHEPEW.COM/
In this episode, Dr. Sherry McAllister highlights the key points from our season 5 episodes and elaborates on these tips for a healthy summer: Stay Hydrated Protect Your Skin Stay Active Practice Good Posture Get Enough SleepIn the Adjusted Reality podcast, well-known athletes, celebrities, actors, chiropractors, influencers in the wellness industry, and other podcasters will talk with host Dr. Sherry McAllister, president, F4CP, about their experiences with health and wellness. As a special gift for listening today visit f4cp.org/health to get a copy of our mind, body, spirit eBook which focuses on many ways to optimize your health and the ones you love without the use of drugs or surgery. Follow Adjusted Reality on Instagram. Find A Doctor of Chiropractic Near You.Donate to Support the Chiropractic Profession Through Education.
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Laurie Rivers is a self-taught entrepreneur who has been online since the beginning of the internet! She blended her love of technology, communications and metaphysics into a passion-led business that helps people create meaningful, aligned careers and businesses using strength-based facilitation. After discovering astrology in 1995 Laurie began reading charts professionally. She now hosts the podcast "The Awake Astrology Podcast." Today she talks to us about what astrology is and how we can use it to help us in our every day lives. Whether we want to be better parents, better business owners, or if we want to learn how to communicate with others better, astrology is a tool that can help us do all of that and more. Connect with Laurie: laurierivers.com / wokeastrology.com Instagram@astro_laurie @wokeastrologer YouTube@laurierivers1040 Tik Tok: astro_laurie Podcast: The Awake Astrology Podcast snipfeed.co/astro_laurie patreon.com/theawakespace Contact me: Purchase show merchandise https://awaken-your-inner-awesomeness.creator-spring.com/ Join my Patreon (get a free 7 day trial): https://www.patreon.com/moatman?fan_landing=true https://melissaoatman.com melissaoatman77@gmail 636-748-4943 Download my free eBook on Manifesting https://mailchi.mp/240e02dfadcf/ebook Download my free checklist Habits of Highly Successful People https://mailchi.mp/b8078533248a/habits-of-highly-successful-people Free Heart Chakra Healing Guided Meditation https://www.melissaoatman.com/landing-page Purchase my book Beautifully Broken: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/beautifully-broken-the-spiritual-womans-guide-to-thriving-not-simply-surviving-after-a-breakup-or-divorce/459896 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beautifully-broken-melissa-oatman/1136174371?ean=9781989579060 https://www.amazon.com/Beautifully-Broken-Spiritual-Thriving-Surviving/dp/198957906X https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50977070-beautifully-broken Purchase my book Mindfulness Matters https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HDSKGGH/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=melissa+oatman&qid=1599159677&sr=8-2 Follow me on social media: tiktok.com/@melissaoatman https://www.facebook.com/groups/awakenyourhearttopurpose/ https://www.facebook.com/reikiwithlissa/ http://www.instagram.com/melissaoatman222 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQPtU9hPeEWjbHr62LxuEXA https://www.twitter.com/MelissaOatman Your energetic gifts are very much appreciated! Donations can be made to my channel through Venmo or PayPal, Venmo @Melissa-Ann-161 PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seize the opportunity to pass along your knowledge to your downline agents. We outline the many practices you can follow to prepare new agents for the field of sales and client engagement. Listen to find out what those are! Read the text version Get on the Ritter Platform by Registering with Ritter: https://app.ritterim.com/public/registration/ Follow Us on Social! Ritter on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/RitterIM Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/ritter.insurance.marketing/ LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/ritter-insurance-marketing TikTok, https://www.tiktok.com/@ritterim Twitter, https://twitter.com/RitterIM and Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/user/RitterInsurance Sarah on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjrueppel/ and Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/thesarahjrueppel/ Tina on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-lamoreux-6384b7199/ Resources: 4 Tips for Making a Better Insurance Sales Pitch: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/4-tips-for-making-a-better-insurance-sales-pitch-2022/ 4 Strategies for Effectively Working With a Team: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/4-strategies-for-effectively-working-with-a-team/ Contact Info for the Ritter Sales Team: https://www.ritterim.com/meet-your-sales-team/ Developing an Agency – Your Guide to Getting Started: https://www.ritterim.com/agency-guide/ Ritter Docs Site: https://docs.ritterim.com/ How to Get Health and Life Insurance Continuing Education Credits as an Agent: https://www.ritterim.com/blog/how-to-get-health-and-life-insurance-continuing-education-credits-as-an-agent/ How Professional Organizations Make You a Better Agent: https://www.ritterim.com/blog/how-professional-organizations-make-you-a-better-agent/ How to Recruit Insurance Agents to Your Downline: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/how-to-recruit-insurance-agents-to-your-downline-1622221250/ Knight School Training: https://www.ritterim.com/knight-school/ Ritter's eBooks and Guides: https://www.ritterim.com/guides/ Ritter Summits: https://summits.ritterim.com/ The Best Books for Insurance Agents: https://www.ritterim.com/blog/the-best-books-for-insurance-agents/ The Ritter Platform: https://www.ritterim.com/agent-tools/the-ritter-platform/ Tips for Becoming a Top Producing Insurance Agency: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/tips-for-becoming-a-top-producing-insurance-agency-2022/ What Are Insurance Hierarchies & How Do They Work: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/what-are-insurance-hierarchies-how-do-they-work/ Your Guide to Forming an Insurance Agent Network: https://agentsurvivalguide.podbean.com/e/your-guide-to-forming-an-insurance-network/ References: 4 Types of Learning Styles: How to Accommodate a Diverse Group of Students: https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/education/blog/types-of-learning-styles/ 5 Benefits of Incorporating Hands On Learning into Training: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-benefits-incorporating-hands-learning-training-allie-golon/ 5 Self-Employed retirement Plans to Consider: https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/investing/retirement-plans-self-employed 10 Best Virtual Meeting Platforms & Software: https://teambuilding.com/blog/virtual-meeting-platforms 11 Benefits of Collaborative Learning (Plus Tips To Use It): https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/benefits-of-collaborative-learning Four Steps to Reflection PDF: https://education.usask.ca/documents/fieldexperiences/tools-resources/focus/four-steps-reflection.pdf How do Birds Learn How to Fly: https://www.allthingsnature.org/how-do-birds-learn-how-to-fly.htm Level Up: The Value of Sales Shadowing for New Insurance Agents: https://blog.newhorizonsmktg.com/level-up-the-value-of-sales-shadowing-for-new-insurance-agents Mentoring Guide PDF: https://www.rackham.umich.edu/downloads/more-mentoring-guide-for-mentors.pdf Mind-blowing Statistics that Prove the Value of Employee Training and Development: https://www.shiftelearning.com/blog/statistics-value-of-employee-training-and-development Ongoing Training: Benefits and Impact: https://www.apty.io/blog/ongoing-training-benefits-and-impact/ Reflective Practice: https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ps/reflective-practice.html Self-employed Health Coverage: https://www.healthcare.gov/self-employed/ The Complete Guide to Independent Contractor Taxes: https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/small-business/independent-contractor-tax-guide The 5 Most Effective Teaching Styles (Pros & Cons of Each): https://www.thinkific.com/blog/teaching-styles/ Why Communication Consistency Is Vital To Your Business: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesnycouncil/2018/08/22/why-communication-consistency-is-vital-to-your-business/?sh=2890b16566e0
This series is on the parables of Jesus. A terrific companion to this teaching is Kevin's best-selling book ‘Mystery Parables of the Kingdom', available in paperback, hardcover, and eBook formats from Amazon in your area OR as an immediate PDF download from the SHOP at kevinconner.org
How do you strike a balance between creating a culture of care and a culture of high performance?Jerome Myers is a host of The Dreamcatchers podcast and Founder of The Myers Development Group. He designed “Pow Wow at the Mountaintop”, a mastermind program to help people navigate through an exit crisis, where you're leaving behind the familiar to start exploring your own. Climbing the mountaintop to success need not be a lonely journey because there are others who are going through the same challenges you have to overcome. In this episode, Jerome shares how leadership has to be personal, and is integral if you want to build trust, integrity and loyalty in your teams. Treating people with humanity drives success to your business. The deeper the relationship is with your teams, the more accountable they become because they care for the organisation. And there needs to be empowerment and enablement for an individual to know the impact they make on the organisation as a whole.Listen to this episode to learn how you can create a high-performance culture without experiencing burnout.References: Website: https://itooktheredpill.co/Support the showJoin us in our mission at The Leadership Project and learn more about our organization here. https://linktr.ee/mickspiersYou can purchase a copy of the Mick Spiers bestselling book "You're a Leader, Now What?" as an eBook or paperback at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09ZBKK8XV
During our many episodes of Unstoppable Mindset, we have had the opportunity to meet and talk with a number of people who have, in one way or another, been involved with the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The reason it is fun and relevant to speak with all these guests is that each one brings to our studio their own personal and specific life experiences. Often our guests came to the DEI field as adults and some knew earlier in life that they wanted to promote equity. Our guest this time, Paige Riggins brings her own very interesting life take on DEI. She was born in Oakland California and was raised in South Carolina. She will tell us about her upbringing and about how she searched to discover herself. Paige is definitely a life explorer and she will discuss this without hesitation with us. Paige, like so many guests before her, offers us the benefit of her knowledge and lessons about how to live and grow each day. I think you will find her observations thought-provoking and useful. We have a good discussion about her life and experiences as a teacher especially during the time of the pandemic. Paige uses her expertise to discuss topics like race and disability issues. She also will tell you about the business she joined when she left teaching. About the Guest: Paige Riggins is an experienced DEI Consultant & Coach specializing in organizational development, systems analysis, project management, capacity-building (training & workshops), and facilitation. Driven by balance, community, and growth, she takes pride in building a collective of practitioners who incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their personal and professional practice. She does this by leveraging her change management, cross-functional team building, curriculum development, coaching, consulting, data analysis, program management, restorative conversations, and evaluation skills to strengthen her practice. As an experienced DEI Consultant & Coach, her goals include consulting through her consulting firm, Culture of Equity Consulting, LLC, and the continued practice of coaching and consulting with individual practitioners, organizations, and companies looking to move DEI initiatives forward with strategic and specialized support. In addition to her primary job functions, she has also been recognized as a Courageous Conversations About Race Practitioner for her exemplary commitment to enlightening others inter-racially and intra-racially regarding DEI. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Columbia College, SC; a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from Portland University; and a dual certification in teaching for South Carolina and Maryland with an Advanced Professional Certificate. She was also awarded the Impact Spotlight Award for Teach For America, South Carolina for her efforts in the classroom. “Any person in this work is only as good as their capacity to learn continuously.” Ways to connect with Paige: Professional Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/paigeariggins Website - www.cultureofequityllc.com About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog. Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards. https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/ accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/ Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Transcription Notes Michael Hingson 00:00 Access Cast and accessiBe Initiative presents Unstoppable Mindset. The podcast where inclusion, diversity and the unexpected meet. Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson 01:20 Hi This is Michael Hingson. And you are once again listening to unstoppable mindset. I'm really honored today to have Paige A Riggins we got to find out about the A. But Paige is a dei coach. She has been very much involved in diversity, equity and inclusion and helping in a variety of different ways in that environment. And I don't want to give much away because I want her to tell us all about it. But we're really excited. We've been working toward making this happen for a while. I'm glad we finally did it. So Paige, welcome to unstoppable mindset. Paige A Riggins 01:55 Thank you so much for having me, Michael, Michael Hingson 01:57 we're really honored that you are here. And I'd love it if you could start out by telling us just kind of a little bit about you growing up and starting out and all that kind of stuff, things that kind of give us some background, Paige A Riggins 02:13 of course. So I was born in Oakland, California, raised in South Carolina, and as spent a lot of my time reading books, writing short stories in class and just really trying to get a sense of self. But of course, in the teenage way, where I am stressing my mom out probably every other day. Which led me to really question like, whether I wanted to even get into, you know, being a teacher, which is what I ended up doing. And so a lot of what leads me now is just how I kind of spent my childhood like exploring new things, learning new things, and like trying to figure out what I wanted to do in this life, which you know, that changes every other day, which is probably just as common for like other people, but my main route to just South Carolina, being around family, being able to just kind of chill and rest and relax and be successful, but like, in my own way, and just kind of marching to the beat of my own drum as much as I can. Michael Hingson 03:35 Do you think that makes you a risk taker? I mean, you like to explore and all that does, do you think that means that you you do risky things or that you are are much of a person that takes risks to try to discover information and new knowledge? Paige A Riggins 03:50 You know, that question is very interesting, because I it sounds like I'm a risk taker. And there are a lot of times when I am trying to think a lot more than I do. And so when when people hear about my decisions or my advancements, they're just like, oh, wow, like that was really brave with you. When actually I was probably thinking about it for at least six months to a year before I even brought it up. And so I guess because I'm still taking the step it it is me taking a risk, but it's a risk that is like chaotic, but but ordered. So that I'm still having the risk, but I'm also still kind of like analyzing all the things that have to be true for this to go the way I want it to or at least as close as to the way that I want it to. Michael Hingson 04:53 Well, you thought about it a lot as you just said you thought for six months or a year so it could Still very well be a risk, but it's something that you thought about and thought about doing. And just didn't generally leap into things. Have you ever just not thought about something and done it? Or do you really like to think about things a lot before you do it? Because I think that makes a difference. In, you know, answering the question, in both cases, their risks, but you've really thought about a lot of what you do before you do it. Paige A Riggins 05:29 You know, that's a good question I, the things that I did not really think about, and I just kind of did, when I was like, getting a nose piercing, getting a wrist tattoo. Those were the things that I had to feel it in order to do it. And when I felt it, I got up, made the appointment, or I did a walk in and I just went to go do it. And so I think when it's things that that I approach with my gut, those are the things that I just kind of go and I just do, because I feel it in my heart that this is like, this is the moment Michael Hingson 06:14 you trust your intuition and your instincts. I do Paige A Riggins 06:17 that leads a lot of how I handle things. And it really leads even the way that I think the way that I do my routines because I try to go by what feels good for me. Michael Hingson 06:35 Do you spend part of every day kind of thinking about what happened that day? Do you do introspection sorts of things to really analyze your your world on a regular basis? Paige A Riggins 06:49 I do it at times. And there are times when introspection leads to overthinking for me. And so I have to I have to like meter. When is the point of no return where I'm going to get into overthinking and what is actual introspection for me. And so I usually have to do that reflection, like on the car ride home. Once I get in my house, I have to just let it go, no matter what it wasn't. And just so you know what this happened? This is how it was handled, or this is unresolved right now. And it's okay. Let me go light some candles do something else. Michael Hingson 07:33 Yeah. And I think that's kind of what I'm getting at is that you can look at things and decide what happened, what worked, what didn't work. With some point, you do have to give it up. You can't beat yourself up over it, because that's not going to help anybody, especially you. Oh, no, Paige A Riggins 07:52 I can't. I used to be that person where you know, if something wasn't perfectly the way that I wanted it to be? I would just kind of obsess over it. And then one day I said actually, it doesn't really matter how it went because I am a different person from the other person. And if we had a misunderstanding, or or if we just like, you know, did not agree. It's actually okay. And if that person wants to talk about it more, I'll be happy to. But I can't obsess over either. Yeah. Michael Hingson 08:28 So you said you were born in Oakland, good for you. When did you move from Oakland. Paige A Riggins 08:33 So it's so interesting, being born in Oakland, because my mom she was in the Air Force. And so that's where she was station. And we only stay there until I was about three years old. And she ended up getting stationed in Italy and I don't remember much of it. But she's just like, you were able to to Learn Tagalog you were able to, like be around so many different cultures. And then once she got out of the military, we moved to South Carolina. And that's where I was raised. So it's like OPlan is is a part of my roots. But the biggest part of my roots in South Carolina, I would love to go to Oakland someday. And just to kind of like, be where I was born. But yeah, that's, that's the story of like Oakland and a little bit about Italy, too. Michael Hingson 09:28 I was just gonna ask if he had been back to Oakland, so you haven't really gone back to visit? Paige A Riggins 09:34 No, no, I have not. I don't know what's what's holding me back. I think that I have to think like, there was anything that I was overthinking. It's probably going back to Oakland. Michael Hingson 09:47 Well just think if you're in Oakland, you're not far from San Francisco, which means you're not far from Guillain Barre, squirt Ghiradelli square and chocolate just pointing that out. Paige A Riggins 09:56 You know, I'm not gonna lie chocolate chocolate. To me one of the things that is my kryptonite, I need it. And I should not always have it, but it's, it's perfect. Michael Hingson 10:08 It's always Bowden sourdough bread. So we can come we can come up with a lot of different options, you know. But, yeah, it's I, I lived for 12 years in Novato. So we were up in Northern California, we were in the well, the, what would be north of San Francisco up in Marin County. So, however, been to East Bay and Oakland a number of times and had a close friend who lived there. We just passed last year. But yeah. So I hope you do come back and spend some time touring around Northern California and having a little fun, the culture is great. Paige A Riggins 10:51 You know what? I'm going to keep that in mind when I'm thinking about trips. Michael Hingson 10:56 Well, it's worth doing. Well, so you lived in South Carolina. And when did you leave South Carolina. Paige A Riggins 11:05 I left South Carolina back in 2021. I was there from the time that I was around for went to school there or K through 12. Even did my undergrad there. And I started working there as a teacher as well. So I my roots run deep when it comes to South Carolina. Are you a lot for me to leave? Michael Hingson 11:29 Yeah, well, what What made you do that Paige A Riggins 11:33 I want to change. Being a teacher is not the easiest. And during the pandemic, it was especially hard. And I wanted, I just realized that things were not as equitable as I thought that they were or that I wanted them to be. And so it was either stay in that same place and not really be able to make a change in the way that you want or go somewhere where you can get the learning and then at some point, come back. Michael Hingson 12:02 So you did your undergraduate Did you? Have you done graduate work? Paige A Riggins 12:07 I have I went to Concordia University. And I studied curriculum and instruction. So I had my Masters of Education. Oh, cool. Yes, it was it was rigorous. But I loved it. Michael Hingson 12:21 So you know, I heard a report this morning that said that because of the pandemic, students are generally close to probably one grade level behind where they really ought to be. I don't even remember who was reporting that. But do you think that's true? Or how do we address that? Because this kind of thing can happen again, how do we not allow that to Paige A Riggins 12:42 happen? Well, I can definitely say that it is true, even when I was a teacher, just kind of seeing, especially because kids are their own persons, like they are growing adults, and even outside of being grown adults, their kids, and so they have their own emotions, they're going through the same emotional roller coasters that we were when the pandemic started. And as it as it continues now. And so I saw a lot of loss when it came to reading levels. And for me, one of the ways that I started trying to support students is really just started to listen, which I did not always do. Try not to hold kids accountable for the fact that they are still learning how to handle their their emotions, which is a skill that even some adults don't quite have down pack yet. And just kind of listening and like, you know, seeing like, Hey, how are you doing today? If they were having a bad day, asking them like, you know, hey, take a breather, walk down the hallway, come back and just trying to get the social and emotional learning in there, where it would like help them to learn how to cope with those emotions and to name them for themselves. So my given autonomy where I could within the classroom. Michael Hingson 14:18 Yeah. And it is a challenge because kids are learning so much or need to learn so much. My wife was a teacher for 10 years, I have a secondary teaching credential, but I never taught in a school although I think I've done a lot of sort of professional teaching in other ways, but I've never taught in school she did for 10 years. She loved the little kids she liked for a second and like third graders she likes third graders especially she said they were still young enough to really learn and older enough to start to really process as opposed to older kids who are much more set in their ways. Paige A Riggins 14:56 I will say middle School is middle school, just educators are a special kind of people, because we tend to have to work with students who are like really trying to figure out who am I? And that question is just as hard as algebra one just as hard as Advanced Grammar when it comes to like what kids are expected to learn. And I would say, Yeah, middle school, it's like, it's so funny that she said that, because because I've met a lot of students who were not necessarily set in their ways. But they thought that they had to be like their parents, even if it didn't agree with them. Yeah. Yeah. Michael Hingson 15:52 Intended to intended to do that. Teaching is is tough. And I think that teachers are so under appreciated on so many levels. And so it tends to be a real, a real challenge. That, oh, yes, all of us have to deal with. And I really get so frustrated sometimes about how people don't really appreciate what teachers bring. You know, and I'm, I listened to news reports about banning books in classrooms and the kinds of things that will parent should have a say in this. And when you really get down to it, they want to ban books, they haven't even read, and they're just listening to what other people said, rather than thinking and processing themselves. Paige A Riggins 16:41 Oh, I think the most unfortunate thing about teaching and and the pandemic was watching a majority of people via social media, like praise teachers, and then go to really disregarding how teachers felt just as human beings have or to go, and essentially, become essential workers, because they had to educate, they still had to, like, you know, be mandated reporters, they still had to care for themselves and their families, and if they got sick, and then seeing how we're having what I've heard to be called culture wars, when it comes to ban books. And it's like, you know, really trying to understand, what are you trying to block kids from, that they don't already know, I have heard some of the most profound opinions on race and gender and society, from students just in an icebreaker question a bell ringer. And it's like, you want to dampen that and why? Michael Hingson 17:56 Yeah. What do you think about this whole concept of what we are hearing called critical race theory? Paige A Riggins 18:06 I think that there's a big misunderstanding about critical race theory. Because what people see as critical race theory, when it comes to painting white people to be bad people is no, it's not painting anyone to be bad. It's examining the actual historical context, and how that disparaged groups of people based on the color of their skin, their socio economic status, and to reduce it to we're just trying to make a group of people feel bad. It minimizes the reason why we shouldn't actually have factual information in schools, why we should actually teach students how to critically think about the world as it is, and not just critically think, but question it, because that's the only reason why we have half the policies, laws and practices that we have now. Because somebody questioned somebody was able to have the access to make a decision or to bring a collective of people together. And it's like, to minimize children's abilities to question like, our predecessors did, is essentially just you know, leaving room for one truth to be told. Michael Hingson 19:28 Yeah. Yeah. And, and it tends to be so misunderstood in so many ways. You know, I'm, I'm amazed that anyone would want to ban a book like To Kill a Mockingbird, having read it a number of times, and hearing the things that people say, but then when you really drill down to haven't read the book, yet I'm and and the result is they don't understand anything about what Harper Lee was was saying in the book. And so it's so unfortunate that we, we tend to not be as thorough at researching things ourselves, we rely on someone. And oh, well, will we trust this person? Oh, we trust that? Well, you know, the reality is that there are a heck of a lot of people who don't trust this person or that person. And is there a reason for that? We really need to look at things for ourselves, and we don't as often as we should. Paige A Riggins 20:42 Yes, and I would agree. Because going straight for like knee jerk reactions when it comes to what you think is like in a book versus skipping over the the entire reason for like, why a book was written, even books that are banned right now deal with anything that is not heteronormative anything that is not outside of the norm in American society. And my question always, when the idea of like betting books comes up is, do you want kids to not be able to identify as their full selves? And if so, why is that while you were able to? So yeah. Michael Hingson 21:32 And, you know, to, to expand the dimension, which I have done from time to time on this podcast. Very rarely, when we talk about Dei, do we even get into the discussion of disabilities, even though there are more people with disabilities than there are any other minority of if you call women to be a minority, and although there are more women than men, but the reality is, we don't include them. We don't include people with disabilities. We don't have discussions, not to talk about reparations, and other things like that. Let's talk about how people with disabilities were, are and probably will be treated for some time to come because we're not in the conversation at all. Paige A Riggins 22:16 Yes, and I will even say, even living in Baltimore, as it is now, it's not accessible. My mom, she's a disabled veteran. And she cannot live in most places in this this city, because her power chair is going to need like, you know, elevator, it's going to need no steps when you're entering the building. And even this conversation about culture wars, banning books, limiting how people can identify with historical context, that also leads to minimizing marginalized groups, especially when it comes to ability. And so I agree with you, because even with how we have conversations about equity, just in passing in school districts, a lot of the times, accessibility is not even one of the things that comes up as a concern, even though not all disabilities are even apparent. You can look at somebody and not know what they have going on. And make an assumption that actually minimizes their identity and excludes them from decision making and access. Michael Hingson 23:43 Yeah, and it has been many years since I first heard this statistic, I'm about to say, and it hasn't really changed much the unemployment rate among employable people who are blind, and I think it's appropriate to say who have a, a physical disability is in the 65 to 70% range, even though we have a national unemployment rate of 3.4%, according to the statistics last Friday, and why is that? It isn't that we can't work it is that people think we can't work and they're not willing to explore, and they don't like something that's different from them, which also feeds into the whole race discussion, too. But nevertheless, it's still the case. Paige A Riggins 24:30 Yes, I think that especially if people approached things that they do not identify with, with with questioning to understand not just to respond, a lot of what gets minimized when it comes to the different social identities. It would, there will be a space for people to be their full selves, because you know, even when it comes to race, they It's like, if I'm not the same as you, instead of looking at it as this is an opportunity for me to get another perspective, some people can view it as this is a threat to my personal safety, even when it comes to ability, have half of the the outdated terms half of the outdated laws and policies and practices, minimize a person with disabilities, ability to like access, many of the areas that able bodied people can access, even when it comes down to having conversations having a seat at the table to make decisions about how their livelihood is affected. Michael Hingson 25:47 Yeah. It's it's kind of the nature of the beast. And it shouldn't be, but we haven't learned to move beyond that yet, as a society, within this country or anywhere else for that matter. I agree. So are you still teaching in the classroom today? Paige A Riggins 26:09 No, I am actually doing I'm actually doing equity work, excuse my background noise. I live right by the streets. But I do equity work. And in that equity work, I look at workplace culture and religious identifying what it looks like to implement structures of protection for marginalized identities. Michael Hingson 26:37 So is this your own business now? Or do you work for someone else do that. Paige A Riggins 26:41 So I the workplace culture piece, I have my own consulting firm called culture of equity consulting. And then I also work within a school district when it comes to educational equity. When it comes to race. Michael Hingson 26:59 Well, hopefully we'll get to help you make an expansion of that and deal with disabilities. But that's another story that we don't have to worry about today. Paige A Riggins 27:09 Look, you'll have to take that up with my supervisor, I, a lot of the times in school team meetings, we end up talking about intersectionally what happens for students outside of race, because race impacts a lot of students lives. And when you add on ability, socio economic status, gender, nationality, those things shape how a student or a staff member can like navigate throughout the day, starting from like when they leave their home, when they return, Michael Hingson 27:47 there's a lot to it. Paige A Riggins 27:50 It is it's very multifaceted, very much. It sometimes feels like going down a rabbit hole. information where you start with asking a person one question about how they identify. And then you start asking, Where do you live? How do you get to work or school? What is it like when you are engaging with people outside of your race? What does that bring up for you? And and the question is, can can keep going on, which is both a strength and one of those areas that can stop a conversation because you can learn a lot about a person. And if there is something that clashes with the part of your your identity, that can bring the need for like having some some type of structures of like protection, some type of parameters so that you will care for each other, even if you're different. Which is the whole point of the big focus on equity anyway, Michael Hingson 28:57 right? We're all different in various ways. Sometimes it's very subtle. And so we don't tend to pay attention to it, but sometimes it's significant differences, whether it be race or sexual orientation, or, or disability or ability. And, and some of those terms have to be changed. So I've been advocating that we need to recognize a disability isn't what we think it is. disability isn't a lack of ability. Some people would say but that's the word. No. Diversity is supposed to be also celebrating difference and it doesn't deal with disability. So you know, we can change what words mean. And we ought to do that disability does not mean a lack of ability disability as a characteristic. And I could make a strong case for the fact that you, Joe Biden, and no, let's come up with some younger politician. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she's a Republican who gave a speech today Tonight, which I thought was kind of crazy, but that's my opinion. But nevertheless, all of you have disabilities, your disability is your light dependent lights go out, if you don't have access to a flashlight or a candle, you're in a world of hurt or a smartphone. And the reality is that the invention of the electric light bulb covered up that disability for you. And there's so much technology that allows you to have light pretty much whenever you want. But nevertheless, the disability is still there. So we can make the case that everyone has a disability, and I bet we could come up with other things about any individual that would, from a relative standpoint, or relativity standpoint would make them have a disability over someone else, short people have a disability. Over we have that the top people don't recognize tall people have a disability that short, people don't recognize when you're trying to fit into a crowded airplane seat, for example. There are there are all sorts of things that come up to the level of what we ought to call a disability. But we don't because we have an outdated definition of what disability really means. Paige A Riggins 31:14 And I would agree with that. And that's a really interesting take on how how everyone has some way that like their life is altered, by the way that they are made. Michael Hingson 31:30 So you're now working in part in your own business and working with the Department of Education and so on. When do you do most of your work? Do you pretty much keep busy all day? What are you most productive? Paige A Riggins 31:42 Oh, so I am a morning person through and through. By the time that it is 7pm, the worst part of my brain kindly goes to sleep so I can have time to just relax. I used to be one who would work until 9am and 10pm. But it just wasn't it wasn't humanity friendly. And so I had to figure out another way of just honoring myself. And even though like running a business and also working in a school district, and also you know, being a friend, a partner, a sister, a daughter, all of those things, even a dog mom, all of those things require my attention to and they just as as important as the work that I do. So having a balance is a little hard. But that's usually when I get my work done is like during the day. And by the time that it's the evening, I tried to make sure that I have some kind of routine in place. Michael Hingson 32:41 I had a guide dog was my sixth dog, her name was Meryl. And I describe her as a dog with a type A personality, she would not leave if you will work at the office. Even when we were home and the harness was off, which was the time that she could relax, he had to follow me around, she wouldn't play with the other dogs in the house. And eventually, literally, that lack of ability to relax, stressed her out. So she only got it for about 18 months. And then she just became totally fearful of guiding. And it was uncontrollable. And we had to retire her. And so I hear exactly what you're saying. I think that it is it can be true for dogs. As much as it is for people. This whole idea of being a workaholic is a real lovely thing to a point. But the reality is if we don't take time for ourselves, it can be a problem. Paige A Riggins 33:35 Yes. And I'm so sorry to hear about mero I definitely that was a big part of also why I had to figure out another capacity to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the education field because being a teacher, it really plagued my mental health especially in the fall. Because of course by the time that it's 530 it is dark. And I am one who like really loves feeling sunlight. I love being able to like walk around and it not being nighttime quite yet especially when the day started and like you know, just very short days and very long nights. And so when I was not really digging into routines, and I was like you know still grading papers at home and lesson planning and never really given time for myself, it caused a constant sense of urgency, a constant sense of needing to work to where I started to feel like I was losing my passion in the profession, which is why I've been had to switch over to you don't need to great papers in the evening. You don't need to take any work home for the weekend. You do your work. During the week, and whatever's left will be that when you get back, and it was hard to switch over to that way of being, especially when sense of urgency and constantly doing doing doing is what is applauded in the education field. Do you Michael Hingson 35:19 do you miss teaching being in the classroom though, Paige A Riggins 35:22 I miss the children, I miss being able to see children start at one point of development in August, and to come to be a whole different version of themselves by the end and a better version of themselves to for the ones who were at that point. And for the ones who were still questioning, just kind of seeing how they were like navigating life as a child who won't always have had, like, you know, autonomy, especially in education, where there's a bunch of like, rules and like policies. And so I missed that I do not miss the red tape on the classroom. And all of the things that came with politics and how you like, you know, respond to kids and parents and other colleagues and your administration. And it was just that, for me, took the joy out of teaching, especially when it was the height of the pandemic. It was, it was a very stressful time. Well, I, Michael Hingson 36:29 I have always loved being able to visit classrooms. My wife and I volunteered when we moved here to Victorville for our niece, Tracy, who is a kindergarten teacher, she's now taught over 20 years, she loves kindergarten, and loves being with the kids. Although every year we hear more and more about how some of the kids are having more and more challenges. And some of it comes from parents who did drugs and and disaffected the kids and other things like that. But but she loves kindergarten, she just has a a boatload of fun with it. And we went and volunteered for a few years, and helped. But then, of course, with the pandemic, a lot of things change. So now my wife has passed. So we we don't anymore. But it's you know, I hear what you're saying, though, and the politics is such a problem. I suppose some people would say Yeah, but it's necessary. Well, I think we should look at how necessary it really is. But I remember some of my teachers, I remember the names of a lot of my teachers and remember some of them very well and the effects that they have had in my life and actually still correspond with some of them, which is really kind of cool. For five years ago, well, it's five years ago, my gosh, it is it'll be six in August, but I went to celebrate, we surprised him my high school geometry teacher who came to our wedding and who we've stayed in close touch with, went to his 80th birthday, and surprised him his kids were in on it. But I flew into Colorado, and we just totally surprised him. Boy, that was fun. Paige A Riggins 38:27 Wow, that sounds wonderful. And I'm definitely sorry about your wife. And I'm glad that you all got the chance to be able to engage with young people, especially in their element. I feel like anyone who can teach lower and upper elementary, they have a special place in my heart because then those kids didn't come to middle school. Michael Hingson 38:53 Yeah. Well, and now some of the children of some of those kids are in her class. Oh, wow. She was telling us that a few months ago, a few weeks ago, she was telling me about that. That's pretty funny that she gets to have the kids have some of the kids that she that she taught. Paige A Riggins 39:16 But see that all goes to impact and being able to just kind of see like how I had this person when they were just a little person and now they have their own little people and they come back and they won want their kid to be in my class, too. They are here and now I can help a whole nother generation. Go through that same process. Michael Hingson 39:42 Who are some people who have had, from your perspective major impacts on your life? Paige A Riggins 39:49 Definitely my grandmother who passed in 2018 and my mom both of them one My grandmother taught me just kind of how to be resilient, which was kind of to a fault, because it took me a long time to really understand what it meant to relax, and to not always talk about work. And so perseverance came from my grandmother, and from my mom, she just really allowed me to be the person that I was growing up to be. And she didn't want me to make mistakes, but I made them anyway. Because I was a stubborn back then as I am now. And so just kind of those two women in my life showed me both sides of what it meant to be a black woman in the south in America, and what it was gonna look like to be successful and just kind of like, make your own way. Michael Hingson 40:51 Now, you said your mom is in a power chair, now? Paige A Riggins 40:54 She is. Michael Hingson 40:56 Has she always been or just that's recent? No, Paige A Riggins 41:00 she got hurt at work back when I was in high school. And so her journey through what it meant for sense of self what it meant for access movements. And how she was like, you know, able to, like actually navigate, it shifted drastically for her. And it really made me understand how, how able is, most people are, including myself at the time when it comes to just making space for what people may not have, due to circumstance or biological means. It made me really question what does it mean to like, honor a person as their full selves without one having pity because pity helps no one. And also allowing them to have autonomy over what they need and what they don't need. She taught me a lot. And still is to this day. Michael Hingson 42:17 You know, you can't, you can't do much better than that mom and grandma, Paige A Riggins 42:25 to staples in my life Michael Hingson 42:28 will take mom to Oakland. Paige A Riggins 42:32 I want to sew back. She told me that I need to go even if it's only once, because I'll be able to kind of get a sense of like where I came from. And I keep hearing how like Oakland has changed drastically, but I still I still would would want to go so at least give young page something Michael Hingson 42:54 did has. And also it's become more accessible. You can ride the BART the barrier to transit mom could ride Bart, Karen and I did. It's it's very a lot of it is very accessible. I don't know whether there are inaccessible BART stations or not. Most everything I think is accessible. And they monitor you. We went on BART once Karen had never been on BART, we were up in San Francisco. This is around the time we were married or a few months before. And we went to a BART station later in the evening, and she wanted to ride Bart. So we push the button to get the elevator and the elevator came. And I think they were listening to us in the elevator because we said you know i She said we got to figure out where to go to deal with the accessibility part. And either somebody said on the speaker in the elevator or as soon as we got off, they said, Oh, you come this way. And it was it even gets better. So we got through and got to the train got on the train. And the station person that we worked with tracked us and he said, because we just said we wanted to take a ride and then come back. And when we got close to the next station, this voice comes over the speaker. Alright, this is where you're going because there was basically nobody else on the train. This is where you get off. And I'll tell I'll direct you as to where you go. And he just tracked us the whole way, which we which we love. You know, we didn't consider his spying at all. But Karen had a wonderful experience with part because of that. Now at that time, she was in a manual chair. But it wouldn't have mattered. She started using a power chair later. But she but she loved going on Barton and it was fun. I'd been on BART and used part a number of times. But I never knew about the fact that they could track me and I wouldn't mind if they want to do that. That's fine. But for her it was great. And it gave her a wonderful experience and a lot of confidence and she's had some other experience This is a transportation there's a lot of New York that's not accessible. But buses are accessible in New York. And she actually, we, we went back once before we moved to New Jersey, and we were up at a hotel, when I had to go do some work. When she decided she wanted to go to the UN, she went downstairs, discovered that the buses were accessible, wheeled out to a bus, got on a bus, paid her fare, went to the UN wheeled across, came back bus picked her up, there was a ramp that lowered or I guess it was a ramp that lowered, she got back on the bus, went back to the hotel and did the whole thing. There was a lot of it that was very accessible long sometimes. But she was able to do that. And she could have done it in a power chair as well. But again, at that particular point, she was using a manual chair. But I know New York is now talking about trying to make basically all subway stations are accessible by 2050. And wow. And that's a job to do. Because some of those I can understand why they're not accessible, but their commitment is to make them accessible, which is cool. Paige A Riggins 46:07 That is cool. And I think that also having like the having someone who is watching allows people to have more more autonomy, to not like you know, have to rely on anyone coming with them if they just simply want to have like their own solo adventure. And I love that. Michael Hingson 46:29 And it seems a reasonable thing to do. So I'm glad she had those experiences, we must be married for two years by 15 days when she passed. So a lot of memories. Paige A Riggins 46:41 Oh, my goodness, that that is an admirable amount of time. And I know that you honor her memory every day. Michael Hingson 46:51 That is the plan. Well, you know, you have obviously learned a lot and you have worked on on both sides, if you will, of the of the teaching process. Although if I were to think about you a little bit, I'd say you're always learning so you're always looking for good teachers and what you do, because we never stopped learning or we shouldn't anyway. But for you. What do you think the most important personality trait is? Or what are some important personality traits that you think someone needs to have if they're going to do your job or be in the kind of field that you're in? Paige A Riggins 47:33 So it kind of goes back to the question about risk taking earlier, you have to be adventurous enough to be okay with making mistakes. And along with that curiosity is one of the biggest personality traits, I would say that you need to like, risk taking curiosity, and humility. Because I think it at no point did I ever feel like I've arrived. And that's how I'm able to still keep doing what I'm doing and to keep learning like, you know, even with this call, learning a new perspective on like, how disability can be viewed as not like, you know, not just a lack of something, but it's just everyone's way of navigating through society is different, based on different characteristics, like thinking of disability as a characteristic is something that I did not even think to know. And that's purely off of off of curiosity. So like, if anyone were to get into education, or consulting or just equity work in general, I would say, please go ahead and take risks, learn how to be curious, and always have humility. Michael Hingson 49:00 Definitely great traits. My parents, I've often said, We're risk takers, because when I was born, and it was discovered, I was blind a few months after being born, my parents were told, send them to a home for handicapped kids, because no blind child could ever grew up to do anything. And they disagreed with that. And they said, Well, of course he can grow up to do whatever he chooses to do. And they had to have taken a lot of risks to allow that to happen to allow me to ride a bike when we were living out here in California, or just to walk around the streets of the Southside of Chicago when I was three and four years old, and things like that. And so there, there were a lot of ways that they took risks. And I'm sure that they, like you thought about it a lot, but they also decided they they couldn't not do that they had to allow me to explore or how would I learn Paige A Riggins 50:00 And I love that they not only didn't take what someone else said, but they said, we're actually going to just lean into learning new things about how we can support our child. Because look at you now. Michael Hingson 50:14 Yeah, look at me now, right? Well, no, I hear what you're saying. And, you know, we are all the product of our parents and those around us and the choices we make. And it's important that we always think about those things. Paige A Riggins 50:36 Most definitely. Even when I think about like my, my grandmother, and my mom, and like, what my grandmother taught me, when my mom proposed to teach me all of that came from, especially my mom, taking a risk on knowing that she was raising her children, meaning me and my younger sister differently, and that it wasn't going to always be viewed as a good thing, because we were taught to be more curious, more outspoken. Michael Hingson 51:07 Did you have a dad in the process anywhere? Paige A Riggins 51:10 I have my dad for a little while, we are distant now. And it's of no, it's of no consequence, outside of just human things that happen. I think that the biggest thing that I'm really having to kind of grapple with now is that, even when, when adults become parents, that does not mean that they still don't have their own personal journeys to go on. And that can sometimes impede on being a parent or being a son, a brother, a cousin, and uncle. And that it's actually okay, because their journey is just gonna look different right now. Michael Hingson 51:58 Yeah. And there's nothing wrong with that, if that's what they need to do, as long as they do it. And they do it well. Paige A Riggins 52:05 Right? Definitely heavy on the wellpark. Michael Hingson 52:10 Well, there is that yes. There's always that something I've asked occasionally, on this podcast of people, if you had the ability to go back and teach or tell your 18 year old self, something, what would it be? Paige A Riggins 52:26 I would tell her to find out her best qualities, and then to write down everything that she thinks is not right about herself. And to just ask herself why. Just think about what has made you feel this way about yourself. Because I think if even back then if I had sat and like really thought about what I didn't like about myself, it would actually be everything that society told me that I should not like about myself, instead of what I didn't actually like. So I would tell her to just think about that, and start to accept more of who she was because she was gonna turn out to be pretty okay. Michael Hingson 53:25 What were some things that you didn't like about yourself, that you could go back and tell your 18 year old person about? Paige A Riggins 53:32 I think definitely, I probably wouldn't have been as bossy. And I would have definitely embraced a lot of my dialect from like being in the low country of South Carolina and really embraced the way my mind works when it came to being creative. And like writing short stories, which I still do now, for fun, but it's just if I hadn't damp in that, when I was younger, thinking that I had to go be something else. I would have definitely wanted to like change that. It's just kind of embrace being a black woman in the South. Yeah. Michael Hingson 54:21 Would you tell her not to wait so long to go to Oakland? Paige A Riggins 54:25 I definitely would, okay. Oh, this is I know this is gonna sound far fetched. Can you put aside some money from your job at Pizza Hut? And actually go ahead and keep that money until you're like a little older and then go to Oakland. She wouldn't have understood what I was saying. But probably would have sold it anyway. Yeah, Michael Hingson 54:48 well, you know, it's always fun to have adventures to look forward to. Paige A Riggins 54:52 Yes, yes, it is. Michael Hingson 54:55 I don't know when or if it'll happen again, but I'd love to go on it. cruise now logistically, we'll see because there isn't someone right now to go with. I don't know a lot of people cruise alone, but cruising Have you ever cruised? Paige A Riggins 55:08 I have not, I am still grappling with what it's like to be out in the middle of the ocean and have to like relinquish control? Michael Hingson 55:22 Oh, it's a lot of fun and it's safe. Paige A Riggins 55:26 Am I try that at some point, I have to figure out where I would want to go, though, Michael Hingson 55:32 who Yeah, you got to figure that out, too. I suppose you could cruise to Oakland through the Panama Canal. But please get to San Francisco, Paige A Riggins 55:44 get to things then it was very RC. Michael Hingson 55:46 Well, you know, it's, it is so much fun to, to do retrospective things like what you tell your 18 year old self, and so on. But if you found somebody who's starting out doing what you do, what would be some advice that you'd give them to help them along? Paige A Riggins 56:10 I would tell them to do it. Take in as many perspectives as you can when you're in the work. And also trust that what you're feeling in your gut, is exactly what you need to hear and what you need to do. And so if you're coming into this work, and you and you realize that you got a pivot, and you have to do something else in this field, or in the world of consulting, then do that thing and be be confident in what you have to do for yourself. Because caring for yourself is going to take you a lot farther than try to ignore what you need, in the pursuit of success. Michael Hingson 57:00 Gotta really deal with your own personality. Paige A Riggins 57:04 You do? It's important to do it. What what actually comes with your your personality? Have you Michael Hingson 57:13 always wanted to be in a field related to diversity, inclusion and equity? Or however, is that something you adopted over time or, you know, because you taught and you obviously, enjoy doing that, and so on, and you're what you're in now, though, you're working with the Department of Education, it's a little different than then what you were doing when you were teaching, I would think Paige A Riggins 57:41 I would definitely say that, even when it came to teaching I didn't always want to teach. It really wasn't until I started to just kind of see inconsistencies, even when, even when I was in grade school, and when I graduated from high school. That was after the murder of Trayvon Martin. And it really started to make me think what was the difference between he and I, when it came to to becoming a hashtag. And all throughout college, I went to college for writing for print and digital media, short term journalism. And even though I loved meeting new people, interviewing people, it still did not feel like what I want it to be. And so I would say that reaching young children in the world of like reading and English language arts and then pivoting to also do diversity, equity and inclusion work alongside teaching it. It used to seem kind of out of the blue until I always think back to that moment where I asked myself that question once. I initially heard the news about Trayvon Martin and so just kind of coming to a point where I was face to like deal with race and and other aspects of a person's identity especially with this being after my mom lost the ability to like walk on her own and having to like really grapple with what does it mean for someone to be able to have access and navigate through our society, effort equitably? And that's really what what not only led to teaching but then to also working in a school district focused on equity and then also doing my own work around workplace culture and ensuring that people have different structures of protection for their marginalized identities. Yeah, it just it all, it all kind of seems like puzzle pieces that fell into place, even as I'm talking to you now. Michael Hingson 1:00:21 I think that's an interesting way to put it that they're all puzzle pieces. And it all goes back to you made choices that led to other choices that led to other choices to do what you're doing. And you sound like you have no regrets. Oh, no, Paige A Riggins 1:00:37 none at all, which is great moments, when education definitely made, made it seem like the world was just crashing down around me. There was no choice that I have not made that I have regretted. Michael Hingson 1:00:57 And that's good you and you've obviously given a lot of thought to all of that, and, and it helps you move forward. Have you done any writing blogs or books or anything? Paige A Riggins 1:01:08 Um, right now, I do have a newsletter called shifting the culture, it's on LinkedIn. People can find it via my professional LinkedIn page. But that's where I put my writing to use when I'm talking about workplace culture right now. And as far as just using my writing skills, I do my own short stories for fun, just to Lexmark creative muscles for you, when I get the chance. Michael Hingson 1:01:40 Once you get enough of them, you can put them into a book. Paige A Riggins 1:01:44 You know, I just had a friend say that the other day, and I bet thought kind of scares me a little. But I guess that'll be the next risk that I take at some point. Michael Hingson 1:01:56 Consider it an adventure. Paige A Riggins 1:01:59 Hmm, I'll think about it that way. Because it scares me when I think about it as a risk. Michael Hingson 1:02:05 Well, if people want to reach out to you, and maybe contact you or whatever, how do they do that? And what is your your LinkedIn page, we'll put those things in the notes, but at the same time, tell us any contact information that you'd like to do right now. Paige A Riggins 1:02:21 So sure, so if people want to reach out to me, you can either email me at contact at cultureof equityllc.com Or you can find me on LinkedIn, my name on LinkedIn is Paige A Riggins and just to kind of circle back to the A the A stands for, Ariana, but I really want to, I always include it and then people ask, Are there multiple PAige Riggins in the organization? No, I just like with those two ways, that Michael Hingson 1:02:56 people who spoke paid this spell Paige A Riggin's and so on. Paige A Riggins 1:03:00 Sure. So Paige P A I G E. A and then Riggins R I G G I N S. And just for my, my email, that is contact C O N T A C T at culture of equity, LLC, C U L T U R E OF E Q U I T Y L L C, dot C O M Michael Hingson 1:03:28 There you go. Well, I hope people will reach out. This has been an absolutely fascinating discussion as far as I am concerned. And I do hope that you listening out there felt the same. We got to cover a lot of different areas today and went far and wide and discussions. And that's what really makes unstoppable mindset so much fun. And Paige, I really appreciate the stories and the insights that you bring to it. And I hope we can do this again. Paige A Riggins 1:04:02 Of course, and thank you so much. I love this conversation. And I just appreciate what you brought to the table when it came to your perspective. And thank you for sharing. Michael Hingson 1:04:16 Well, thank you and for all of you when you're listening out there, please give us a five star rating wherever you rate podcasts, especially if you're on Apple and iTunes because those are the numbers that people tend to pay the most attention to, but I'd love to hear your thoughts as well please email me, Michaelhi M I C H A E L H I at accessiBE A C C E S S I B E.com. Or visit our podcast page www dot Michael hingson H i n g s o n.com/podcast. Love to hear your thoughts. Want to hear what you think. And again, please give us a five star rating where wherever you're listening, and we'd love to chat with you if you need a speaker to come and speak at any events so that you might be planning or need someone to come and motivate. Let me know. We'd love to explore that with you. And again, Paige one last time. Thank you for being here and being with us today. Paige A Riggins 1:05:13 No problem. Thank you all so much. Michael Hingson 1:05:20 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. While you're on the site., please use the form there to recommend people who we ought to interview in upcoming editions of the show. And also, we ask you and urge you to invite your friends to join us in the future. If you know of any one or any organization needing a speaker for an event, please email me at speaker at Michael hingson.com. I appreciate it very much. To learn more about the concept of blinded by fear, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com forward slash blinded by fear and while you're there, feel free to pick up a copy of my free eBook entitled blinded by fear. The unstoppable mindset podcast is provided by access cast an initiative of accessiBe and is sponsored by accessiBe. Please visit www.accessibe.com. accessiBe is spelled a c c e s s i b e. There you can learn all about how you can make your website inclusive for all persons with disabilities and how you can help make the internet fully inclusive by 2025. Thanks again for listening. Please come back and visit us again next week.
Parenting After Trauma with Robyn Gobbel
An episode all about the evolution of the podcast and how the name change will reflect the vast audience of families with children who have baffling behaviors. In this episode, you'll learn:The origins of the podcastThe huge impact of the podcastWhy we're renaming the show Who the podcast is forResources mentioned in this podcast:Robyn's book: https://robyngobbel.com/bafflingbookThe Neuro Immune podcast series: http://RobynGobbel.com/NeuroimmuneSeriesRead a the full transcript at: RobynGobbel.com/bafflingbehaviorshowOver on my website you can find:Webinar and eBook on Focus on the Nervous System to Change Behavior (FREE)eBook on The Brilliance of Attachment (FREE)Ongoing support, connection, and co-regulation for struggling parents: The ClubYear Long Immersive & Holistic Training Program for Parenting Professionals: Being WithWondering where to start with all this information about behaviors and the nervous system?Subscribe to the START HERE podcast at RobynGobbel.com/StartHere
How do neurodifferences like ADHD and autism relate to unwanted sexual behavior? How can embracing neurodiversity help us heal and outgrow porn? Candice Christiansen offers powerful perspectives and practical advice. This interview is delightful!For neurodivergent individuals (and same or mixed neurotype couples) who are struggling, Candice is here to help you gain clarity to make your relationship, intimacy, and sex as enjoyable, wonderful, and pleasurable as possible!Candice Christiansen is Autistic, ADHD, and a NeuroDifferent thought leader in the sexual recovery world. She is an "autism sexpert" who provides therapy and intimacy coaching to neurodivergent adults and mixed neurotype couples. Candice also provides EMDR and IFS therapy to complex trauma survivors with a variety of sex, relationship, and intimacy issues.Candice is the founder of Namasté Center For Healing.Learn more about Candice at candicechristiansen.com. You can also email email@example.com.Resources mentioned in this episode:Your Sexual Sensory Profile (free eBook by Candice Christiansen)Altogether Us (book with a chapter by Candice Christiansen)ADHD and Rejection Sensitivity (great YouTube video)Insight Timer (free meditation app)Unmasking Autism: Discovering The New Faces Of Neurodiversity (book)Divergent Mind: Thriving In A World Than Wasn't Designed For You (book)Take the Husband Material Journey... Step 1: Listen to this podcast or watch on YouTube Step 2: Join the private Husband Material Community Step 3: Take the free mini-course: How To Outgrow Porn Step 4: Try the all-in-one program: Husband Material Academy Thanks for listening!
GotTechED the Podcast Episode #139: 24 Websites Teachers Should Know About Part 2Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 139 called “24 Websites Teachers Should Know About Part 2”. In this episode, we'll share the final 12 of 24 websites that teachers can use in their classrooms to help with everything from editing your writing to finding cool sound effects. This is another episode you don't want to miss, check it out.Segment 1: UpdatesISTEThe #Edtech Throwdown: Personalized Learning Edition Monday, June 26, 4 – 5 p.m.Location: 119ABTheaiteacher.tipsGuise's annual podcast blog coming out within the next month … any suggestions?Segment 2:Archive.orgInternet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.Iconscout.comCreate stunning designs with the world's largest library of icons, illustrations, 3D illustrations and Lottie animations. 7000+ new assets are added daily.PDFDrive.comPDF Drive is your search engine for PDF files. As of today we have 84,299,149 eBooks for you to download for free. No annoying ads, no download limits, enjoy it and don't forget to bookmark and share the love!Soundeffectsplus.comAt SoundEffects+ you find over 5000 free sound effects recorded, designed and produced by a team of our audio professionals. Our team owns the copyrights to all the sound effects on this website and you can safely to use them in your projects. Just remember to read the License Agreement. It tells you what you can and cannot do with our free sound effects.Playphrase.meFinds Phrases from videosAlltop.comAllTop aggregates all of the top news and information in real time. Our editors have carefully crafted each topic with the best sources allowing you to see what's happening quickly and from trusted sources. Simplepdf.eu Never leave the browser to edit PDF's...
Pastor Jim taught the 23rd installment of his series entitled Revelation Revealed. His text was the 15th chapter of Revelation, which tells us what happens before the seven bowl judgments are poured out onto the earth. He said, “When you look at what is happening in the world right now, it's obvious that the rapture is near!” Welcome to Living Word Christian Center, Thank you for joining us! If you enjoy this message, be sure to like and subscribe to see more messages from guest speakers, pastors, and discussions with community members! Our Links–• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingwordmn• Twitter: https://twitter.com/LivingWordMN• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livingwordmnStay up to date with all things LWCC at https://www.LWCC.org•Give online: https://www.lwcc.org/give/• If you recently committed your life to God, we'd like to give you a free eBook to help you in your spiritual journey. Click here to download: https://www.lwcc.org/nextsteps/ • If you have any additional questions or prayer requests email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you so much for watching! Likes, favorite moments, and feedback is always appreciated!#LWCC #ChurchSermons
The Real Estate Investing Club
Jeff is a Partner at Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt, which has been named one of the Best Law Firms in the U.S. for construction law, construction litigation, and real estate law by U.S. News. With 10+ years of experience in the legal industry, Jeff has extensive experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing real estate loan documents, including originations, modifications, note purchase agreements, and other finance-related transactions from structuring through loan closing. He is also a licensed California real estate broker. Beyond real estate, Jeff has significant experience in a wide range of corporate transactions, including private securities offerings of debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, federal and state securities laws, and asset-based lending and borrowing. He is recognized as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, a designation awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys, and was named as a "2021 and 2022 Visionary" in the LA Times B2B Publishing Commercial Real Estate Magazine.. Jeff Love is a real estate investor who has a great story to share and words of wisdom to impart for both beginning and veteran investors alike, so grab your pen and paper, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Want to get in contact with Jeff Love? Reach out at https://www.gibbsgiden.com/attorneys/jeffrey-b-love/.Want to become financially free through commercial real estate? Check out our eBook to learn how to jump start a cash flowing real estate portfolio here https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-book Enjoy the show? Subscribe to the channel for all our upcoming real estate investor interviews and episodes. ************************************************************************ GET INVOLVED, CONNECTED & GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS LEARN -- Want to learn the ins and outs of real estate investing? Check out our book at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-book PARTNER -- Want to partner on a deal or connect in person? Email the host Gabe Petersen at email@example.com or reach out on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabe-petersen/ WATCH -- Want to watch our YouTube channel? Click here: https://bit.ly/theREIshow ************************************************************************ ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INVESTING CLUB SHOW Hear from successful real estate investors across every asset class on how they got started investing in real estate and then grew from their first deal to a portfolio of cash-flowing properties. We interview real estate pros from every asset class and learn what strategies they used to create generational wealth for themselves and their families. The REI Club is an interview-based real estate show that will teach you the fastest ways to start and grow your real estate investing career in today's market - from multifamily, to self-storage, to mobile home parks, to mix-use industrial, you'll hear it all! Join uInterested in becoming a passive investor in one of our projects? Kaizen Properties, is looking for passive investors for our upcoming deals. We invest in what are known as “recession resistant assets”: self storage, MH & RV parks, and industrial properties. If you are interested, go to the website and click on the “Invest with Us” button at the bottom of the page.Support the show
Today, Justin chats with author, veteran, and former CIA case officer James Stejskal. James enlisted in the US Army in 1973 and served for more than 20 years, including with the now famous Special Forces Detachment A in Berlin in the 1970s and 80s. Among other assignments, he was severely wounded in Somalia in 1992 and medically retired from the Army in 1996, after which he joined the CIA as a case officer, where he spent nearly another 15 years. Now fully retired from government service, James has written several non-fiction books.Connect with James:Facebook: James Stejskal WriterCheck out James' book, Special Forces Berlin, here. https://amzn.to/42ioGqsConnect with Spycraft 101:Check out Justin's latest release, Covert Arms, here.spycraft101.comIG: @spycraft101Shop: spycraft-101.myshopify.comPatreon: Spycraft 101Find Justin's first book, Spyshots: Volume One, here.Download the free eBook, The Clandestine Operative's Sidearm of Choice, here.AgriFutures On AirThe official podcast channel for AgriFutures Australia. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify History Nerds UnitedLet's make history fun again! Come listen to interviews with today's best authors.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show
Get my eBook (for Portuguese speakers): https://www.amazon.com/Contos-Mist%C3%A9rio-Aprender-Ingl%C3%AAs-Portuguese-ebook/dp/B0C5QGH3W2/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CU4NGUUTOG3N&keywords=3+contos+de+misterio&qid=1684632980&sprefix=3+contos+de+misterio%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-1 Get my eBook (for Spanish speakers): https://www.amazon.com/Historias-Misterio-Aprender-Ingl%C3%A9s-Spanish-ebook/dp/B0C2XJB4C2/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1G5QOTWH8VC8I&keywords=3+historias+de+misterio+para+aprender+ingl%C3%A9s&qid=1684633644&sprefix=3+historias+de+misterio+%2Caps%2C131&sr=8-1 Become a Listening Time Member to receive my specialized training: https://www.patreon.com/listeningtime Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xTYvC-yz6gRIRar7lCM14KOD6PDH9txd/view?usp=sharing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved
Please SHARE this episode with someone who loves old time radio shows like you do! And get FREE full-length pulp audiobooks, pulp eBooks, and old-time radio shows by emailing WeirdDarkness@RadioArchives.com!IN THIS EPISODE: The first show of the series where "The Shadow" is a force against crime and not just a phantom announcer. Just before an innocent man is to be executed for murder, The Shadow uses mental telepathy to get the goods on the real killers.SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…The stories in this episode were provided by http://RadioArchives.com Weird Darkness Retro Radio theme by Storyblocks.= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = ="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46Find out how to escape eternal darkness at https://weirddarkness.com/eternaldarkness WeirdDarkness® - is a production and trademark of Marlar House Productions. Copyright, Weird Darkness, 2023.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/advertisement
The Real Estate Investing Club
David has over 7 years of experience in finance and technology across agribusiness. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Prior to joining FarmTogether, David was a Senior Private Equity Associate at AMERRA Capital Management, an asset manager that specializes in ag investments. He previously worked at Prudential Agriculture Investments, Gro Intelligence, & Barclays Investment Bank. David is also a member of the LEAD NY's Class 19, a leadership program managed by Cornell for committed leaders in the agriculture and food sectors.. David Chan is a real estate investor who has a great story to share and words of wisdom to impart for both beginning and veteran investors alike, so grab your pen and paper, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Want to get in contact with David Chan? Reach out at www.farmtogether.com.Want to become financially free through commercial real estate? Check out our eBook to learn how to jump start a cash flowing real estate portfolio here https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-book Enjoy the show? Subscribe to the channel for all our upcoming real estate investor interviews and episodes. ************************************************************************ GET INVOLVED, CONNECTED & GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS LEARN -- Want to learn the ins and outs of real estate investing? Check out our book at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/real-estate-wealth-book PARTNER -- Want to partner on a deal or connect in person? Email the host Gabe Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabe-petersen/ WATCH -- Want to watch our YouTube channel? Click here: https://bit.ly/theREIshow ************************************************************************ ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INVESTING CLUB SHOW Hear from successful real estate investors across every asset class on how they got started investing in real estate and then grew from their first deal to a portfolio of cash-flowing properties. We interview real estate pros from every asset class and learn what strategies they used to create generational wealth for themselves and their families. The REI Club is an interview-based real estate show that will teach you the fastest ways to start and grow your real estate investing career in today's market - from multifamily, to self-storage, to mobile home parks, to mix-use industrial, you'll hear it all! Join us as we delve into our guests career peaks and valleys and the best advice, greatest stories, and favorite tips they learned along the way. Want to create wealth for yourself using the vehicle of real estate? Getting mentorship is the fastest way to success. Get an REI mentor and check out our REI course at https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com. #realestateinvesting #passiveincome #realestate Interested in becoming a passive investor in one of our projects? Kaizen Properties, is looking for passive investors for our upcoming deals. We invest in what are known as “recession resistant assets”: self storage, MH & RV parks, and industrial properties. If you are interested, go to the website and click on the “Invest with Us” button at the bottom of the page.Support the show
The One Inside: An Internal Family Systems (IFS) podcast
On today's episode, Jenna Riemersma is the GUEST HOST and interviews Tammy and Joan Ryan about their chapter on the Enneagram in the Altogether Us book. We talk about: How Joan and I met How Enneagram Types show up at a Birthday party How Parts hold the Type Structure together Using Enneagram Type to Map parts Common Parts found in Type Joan Ryan specializes in Organization Development and the Enneagram. She is a Senior Leadership Coach and has worked internationally in law firms, hospitals, corporations and nonprofit organizations including USAID. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Boston College, teaching Inclusive Leadership. She previously worked as an attorney. She served 2 terms on the IEA Board in the early 2000s. An internationally recognized Enneagram expert, Joan received certification as an Enneagram Teacher from the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram Professional Training Program in 1996 and is grounded firmly in Narrative Methods. She had the distinct honor of being mentored directly by both Helen Palmer and the late Dr. David Daniels. Her current focus is exploring intersections between the Enneagram and Internal Family Systems (IFS-Institute.org). She has recently co-authored a chapter for the new reference work “Altogether Us: Integrating the IFS Model with Keyyy Modalities, Communities, and Trends”, editor, Jenna Riemersma to be published in August 2023. With her teaching partner, Tammy Sollenberger, she offers classes and consulting groups along with individual coaching. For more information and contact see: https://www.creativecollaborations.net/about Joan is presenting on IFS and Enneagram at this Enneagram Conference- check it out! IEA Global Conference 2023 (vfairs.com) ----- Pre-order the Ebook for Altogether us here: Altogether Us: Integrating the IFS Model with Key Modalities, Communities, and Trends – Kindle edition by Riemersma, Jenna. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. A portion of all proceeds will go to The Foundation for Self Leadership's Fellows Program. You can find out more here: Foundation IFS: Home ---- You can follow Tammy on Instagram @ifstammy and on Facebook at The One Inside with Tammy Sollenberger. You can buy her book "The One Inside: Thirty Days to your Authentic Self" here The One Inside: 30 Days To Your Authentic Self: Sollenberger, Tammy: 9780967688756: Amazon.com: Books or wherever books are sold. You can sign up for Tammy's email list and get a free "Get to know a Should part of you" meditation on her website: Home - Tammy Sollenberger ----- Tammy is grateful for Jack Reardon who created new music. Jack is a graduate of Derek Scott's IFS Stepping Stones Program. You can follow Jack on Instagram at bonzemusic. ---- Enjoy!
CICOA? “What”, you may ask, “is CICOA”? Stay tuned. When I lived in Marin County in Northern California, I had the honor to be asked and chosen to be on the board of directors for an organization called The Marin Senior Coordinating Council, aka Whistlestop Wheels. During my tenure on the board, I learned a great deal about seniors, senior living and what was at that time called “the silver tsunami” or the upcoming influx of seniors as our population grows older. This episode gives you and me the opportunity to meet Tauhric Brown, president and CEO of CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions. I got to meet Tauhric through accessiBe as his agency has chosen to use our company's products to make its website more inclusive for all. Tauhric will describe for us not only what CICOA does, but he will delve a great deal into some of the issues our aging population faces and how his and other similar Indiana agencies are doing to assist and enhance living for our senior population. You will learn much about the growing crisis concerning seniors in our world. Tauhric will also discuss things we all can do to help promote better and more active lives for seniors including recognizing that even as people age they should not and do not lose value in our workforce. By the way, Tauhric also tells us that he and Cicoa staff receive regular positive feedback about how accessiBe makes for a better website experience for all. I hope you will find this episode informative, inspiring, and relevant to you and everyone you know. About the Guest: Tauhric Brown, president and CEO of CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, uses his strategic vision and experience in the elderly and disability service industry to expand CICOA services and collaborative partnerships to better meet the needs of these vulnerable populations. Before joining CICOA in 2020, Brown served as the chief operating officer for Senior Services, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Mich., and he formerly held positions as an owner/operator for a multi-carrier wireless retail company and in the U.S. Army. Inspired by his family and upbringing, he made the switch to the nonprofit world to fulfill his dream of improving the lives of others. Brown holds a master's degree in management and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, Colo. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and watching University of North Carolina basketball. He and his wife, Laura, collectively are the parents of six adult children and have three grandchildren. Ways to connect with Tauhric: Facebook: @CICOAIndiana Instagram:@CICOAIndiana LinkedIn: CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions (20+) Tauhric Brown | Facebook linkedin.com/in/tauhric-brown-8a85765 About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog. Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards. https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/ accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/ Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! 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Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson 01:16 Well, hi, everyone. Welcome to another episode of unstoppable mindset and to day, we get to talk with Tauhric Brown, who is the CEO of CICOA aging. I get it right yet. Aging and in home services. And there's a lot to go over with that and we will get to it. And and tar Tauhric . Tauhric also has a great sense of humor. And he'll yell at me for not necessarily pronouncing his name right. But that's okay. Because it's fair if he does that, but I agree with him. Geez, you can call him anything just not late for dinner me the same way. Right. So welcome to unstoppable mindset. Tauhric Brown 02:12 Thank you so much, Mike. It's a pleasure to be here with you and your audience. Michael Hingson 02:17 Well, we're glad you're here. And so now I have to ask right from the outset. The CICOA, what does that mean? Tauhric Brown 02:27 What a great question. So when we first started, so CICOA actually was it stood for Central Indiana Council on Aging. And as our agency has evolved, and the city or the central Indiana Council on Aging was no longer an item we kept sicko of, because there's some brand equity in that. But we added aging and homes solutions behind CICOA. Yes, sir. It's CICOA. actions is our actual name. Michael Hingson 03:04 Right? So it's your right the brand, although I'm I'm sure a lot of people won't necessarily remember that. But nevertheless, you get the brand and, and it also gives you a name that people can ask about. Tauhric Brown 03:23 Absolutely. To talk a little more about our agency, if you don't mind, I'd love to tell the audience a little bit about who we are, how we were founded and what we do. Michael Hingson 03:35 I'd love to do that. And I'd also love you to spend some time just telling us about you. But let's start with the agency. And we'll go from there. Tauhric Brown 03:43 Very good. I always like to start with the agency. I'm not a person that oftentimes likes to talk about myself. I get a little embarrassed about that. But we'll talk about me specifically. But our agency is a national or a nonprofit social service organization. And we're based in Indianapolis. We were formed from a piece of legislation that President Lyndon Johnson signed in 1965 called the Older Americans Act. And what the Older Americans Act as it created did is created a framework that every county in the United States would have a planning and service agency that is developing provisioning and even delivering services in the homes of older adults that are designed to keep them living independently for as long as possible. It also provided appropriation to certain emerging needs of older adults things like nutritious meals, meal sites, transportation, face management and some other organizations. We are one of 15 Area Agencies on Aging here in Indiana. There used to be 16 of them. But But several years ago, one of the organizations combined with another area agency on aging. So that's how you get 15 Different agencies, but 16 planning and service areas. We at sicko were founded in 1974. And we'll be turning 50 years of age next January, which is very exciting, a little about what we do. We care for older adults and people with disabilities, again, by providing solutions, answers and services that are designed to keep them living independently. We know that about 90% of our community members want to stay in their own environment as they age, but many of them are uncertain whether their resources will hold up, or whether their health will hold out. And so, you know, our role as a convener and connecting agency is really all about putting those individuals in the best scenarios that will allow them to age in place for as long as possible. When you have the services. I'm sorry, go ahead. Go ahead. Go ahead. Yes, so some of you know some of those additional services that I maybe didn't mention. Initially, our case management information and referral is one of the the, we call that the front door or accessed to our service areas or our services, senior meals. As I mentioned, transportation other one that I did mention home repairs and mind modifications and caregiver supports. And so we currently are doing those services through funding through our older Americans act, as I mentioned, through the Medicaid aged and disabled waiver program, through several social security block grants, the state funded Choice Program. And of course, our Sequoia foundation is our philanthropic arm that is consistently out trying to find other opportunities for us to better serve our older Hoosiers. We've gotten into some non traditional funding opportunities, though, since my arrival and prior to my arrival. And some of those non traditional funding partnerships exist with health insurance companies, with programs of all inclusive care for the elderly programs, affectionately known as pace. We've got a few hospital based contracts, we're generating revenue with individuals who have the financial means and ability to pay for a quality service. And then we've got a great innovation and data and research department that is creating social enterprise concepts to help us better diversify our revenue and provide more opportunities and solutions for other community based organizations like us. Michael Hingson 08:24 So you have clearly become well versed and are able to talk about all this, how long have you been involved with the CICOA? Tauhric Brown 08:37 Yeah, so I began my tenure here as the president and CEO, January 6 of 2020. But I had spent the prior eight years in Michigan working for a senior and disabled service provider called Senior Services. So I've been in the industry and in this space, almost 11 years now, but I've been here it's CICOA. Only a little over three years, Michael Hingson 09:07 when you talk about it very well, needless to say, and, and I appreciate I appreciate the really in depth description of of what the agency does. I was on the board of an organization when I lived up in the Marin County Area in California called whistle stop, which later changed its name to VIV Alon, and I've never understood why they did that. They did that after I left but they left the brand behind was also the Murrin senior Coordinating Council. whistlestop was an agency that provided among other things, paratransit and so on, but that was a well known name and they just completely abandoned it's I never did figure out why they did that. But hey, whatever. Everyone has their ways to go. Well tell us a little bit more about us. Since I brought it up, starting out and so on, where are you from originally? And all those kinds of things? Tauhric Brown 10:07 Yes. So originally, I'm from Atlanta, Georgia, when I was around seven years old, so my mom's entire career she spent in big farm. And we shoot, we were living in Atlanta. And she got a call from pharmacy up, John, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. And that's what took us from Atlanta, Georgia, to Kalamazoo, Michigan. At the tender age of seven, I was seven, my sister was eight. And what I really looked forward to Mike was every summer, Mama would always send my sister and I back to Atlanta, to spend six, six and a half, seven weeks with our grandmother, who happens that my oldest aunt Eunice was born disabled, so she lived with our grand life. So when people talk to me about they asked me, Tarik, where does your passion for older adults and people with disabilities come from? It started there. But right, I didn't know that's what was happening at that young age. But the lessons learned and the things that, you know, that I got to listen to was just fascinated by the conversations my grandmother would have with her friends and other family members. She ran the family from her recliner mic, let me tell you, she, she would sit there and direct all the aunts and uncles and the cousins and nephews and on what they needed to do and how they needed to do it. So. So I'd like to think that that passion really started in me at a very young age. When I graduated high school, I took a different path than most people do. Most of my peers ended up going straight to college, and, you know, starting their careers, four years or so after that, I went into the United States Army and served on active duty for the initial nine and a half years, or first nine and a half years when I got out of the military, or when I got out of high school. And so you know, I was a young kid, 19 years old, was married and had a son and no marketable skills. And so, you know, I really needed to find a way to provide for my family. And I had all known that, you know, I had several uncles, my grandfather served in the military. So there was that deep history of serving in our Armed Forces that I got from them. So you know, joined the United States Army right out of high school, and then kind of got my college schooling done through online platforms, and things like that throughout that nine and a half years. And so, you know, once I transitioned out of the military, the first job, I'll say the first real job I had was in retail, and I worked in the wireless industry for several years. I owned a Verizon dealership for nine of the 15 years that I was in the wireless retail industry, and had a lot of fun, interacting with consumers selling you know, things. But I got to a point around 2010, where I thought, you know, God probably put me here to do things a little more impactful. And I started looking for perhaps some opportunities that really got to my passion of older adults and people with disabilities. And so that really is what took me from the retail world into the not for profit sector back in 2012. As I said, I moved into my role here at Sokoto a couple of months before. COVID hit us before we went through the global pandemic. And, you know, prior to departing Michigan, you know, I had served in capacities at Senior Services as a business development director, Chief Operating Officer, it was a period of time where I was kind of straddling as interim CEO and COO while the board was looking, you know, for the CEOs replacement. So it was a great time that I spent there, but I have loved being here in Indianapolis, and leading this high functioning organization known as sicko. It has been a true pleasure and honor to serve these individuals that I get to work with every day for the betterment of the consumers that we serve in our communities. I married to my lovely wife, Laura and Laura and I were highschool sweethearts, but we didn't marry right out of high school. So Lauren, I reconnected. It's probably been about 14 years ago now, and have been married now for 12. So we have a blended family. So there's six total adult children, three grandchildren with the most recent one being born last New Year's Eve, so little Emery just turned a little turn one years old, the end of December of last year, and it's just doing really well. So that's a little about me. Michael Hingson 15:41 Well, you went to the military right out of school. Where did you serve? Was it mainly in the US? Or did they send you to other places to see the world? Tauhric Brown 15:55 Yeah, I actually did. My first duty station was Stuttgart, Germany. So I was stationed in Germany from 90 to 93. And for those who may recall, that was the period where the first Desert Storm, yeah, conflict kicked off. And so I was in Germany when that happened. And then in 93, I came back to the States, and I was stationed in Maryland, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland for three years. And then in 96, I ended up going to the Middle East, I got to spend a year in Doha, Qatar, when I think that was an interesting role. And it was an interesting environment. And it's because my name is Arabic. They pronounce it their todich. And so they thought I was initially Middle Eastern, when they would hear my name. And so it was a really interesting experience. And I got to meet a lot of great folks. And then I came back stateside for that last year and a half, and I was stationed in Lansing, Michigan, at the Great Lakes recruiting battalion, I was kind of the personnel Sergeant overseeing 52, recruiting stations, again, I got the to have that tough job of assigning new recruiters coming in to our command to the one of the 52 stations. And then also, you know, ensuring that those who were coming off of that recruiting duty getting them successfully back to their next duty station in what we used to call mainstream army, right, because recruiting was one of those roles were the goal of the that that arm is really to drive more, more enrollments, more individuals in the service, but it wasn't permanent. Most recruiters would serve a two to three year run before they would go back into their primary Military Occupational Specialty to do work there. Michael Hingson 18:03 Well, you served the US Senate, I think nine and a half years in the military, that clearly was different than a lot of people did, or have done. And then you came back and you went off and did other other kinds of things. Do you think that your military experience in your career helped you? And how do you think that has benefited you? And, and and address your attitudes about life going forward? Tauhric Brown 18:31 Yeah, I would say absolutely. Mike, it has a significant impact on who I am. You know, the first thing that the military put in me was structure and discipline. And then, you know, the next lessons learned that I've carried with me for forever, were the, you know, the way to lead people leading from the front. So the military taught me leadership, but it taught me leadership from the lens of leading from the front, which is to say, I'm never going to ask somebody to do something that I'm not willing to roll my sleeves up and do myself. That has helped me tremendously throughout my career in various positions and roles that I have had. But the military absolutely had a tremendous amount to do with who I am and how I go about my day to day you know, weekly, bi weekly, monthly, etc. Michael Hingson 19:38 That is pretty cool. It's it's interesting. I come to the same philosophy but from a different point, as I think about it and listening to you and that is that for me, I also don't think I should expect people to do things that I haven't done and I shouldn't expect people to do a job that I'm not willing to do. For me, though, it wasn't the military that that brought that around to my point of view, because I didn't ever get to serve in the military, but rather, for me, it's, I won't know about the other jobs unless I perform them, I'm not going to see other people doing. And so I don't get a lot of that information. And being a curious soul. For me, it's always been, I got to do it, so that I know about it, because I can't talk intelligently to other people about what they're doing, and so on. Unless I understand it, I won't understand it unless I do it personally. And that has led me to the same philosophy that you have. And I am a firm believer in the fact that people should not undertake a job. Or they shouldn't be telling other people about jobs that they haven't experienced in some way themselves, because it's the only way to gain empathy. Tauhric Brown 20:56 That's right, that's 100%. Correct. Michael Hingson 21:00 And I think it's just the only way to do it. It's why it makes it really fun when people and I have conversations about blindness and so on, one of the things that I get to say is, well, you know, you talk about it, but you've never tried it. So I understand that most people won't, necessarily, but don't judge what you haven't tried or that you really don't know about. And that, of course, is a challenge and a subject that we all get to deal with. And now of course, we're talking with you about aging, and so on. And aging as we grow in population, but as we grow closer because of communications. And because we have such a big baby boomer era, aging is definitely more of something that's on our mind. So you being in that that whole world. Tell us a little bit more about how you think that the whole concept of aging is kind of changing how our landscape is changing, not only here in the US, but globally. Yeah, Tauhric Brown 22:09 no, and that's a great question. So I'll start out by throwing a few facts out there that people may not realize, are baby boom generation, right? It's a global phenomenon. And closer to home every single day, 10,000 people in the United States turn 65 years of age. Next year in 2024, every member of the baby boom generation will be at least 60 years old. And by 2030, every member of the baby boom generation, least 65. This is what the industry is known as in what we call as the silver tsunami, which is basically idle wave. Yeah, the tidal wave of older adults. In 2030, there'll be more people in America over the age of 65, than children under the age of 15. And so where does that bring us? Well, it brings us to a point of change, development, strategic thinking has to be done. And so after I had been here a year, I sat down and I wrote out a 20 year vision, a vision of where I saw our organization being able to be 31, December 2041, close of business. And much of much of this design work, Mike really was about things in our control. In other words, it wouldn't be realistic, right to develop such a lofty plan, taking into consideration and focusing only on external factors, because external factors, as we all know, change so often. But what you can do is develop that vision and plan predicated on what's in your control as an organization, what you can modify and maintain inside your walls. And so that 20 year vision really is to envision the COA serving as a model for manage long term services and support, launching research initiatives to give us more data that will help us make more and better business decisions based on what the data is telling us. And then finally, it's about using innovation as a catalyst for success, and I always like to say the future will be about filling voids. In addition to connecting people to resources, the more and met needs we discover and the more services and products we can provide to get at those unmet needs, the more clients we know will gravitate to us and stick to us. Right I remember when I was in retail, I always used to say to my sales teams, don't just sell the phone, sell the the don't just sell the handset, sell the handset, some accessories, and some other items that will help this consumer be sticky to this product and only this product in the world we operate in here at Sekolah. It's the same mindset, right? We know that if we can bring more solutions to the table, that we have a great chance of not only improving quality and quantity of life for the people we serve. But we also know that it makes it makes us a koa a stickier organization for them as a customer, the more items that you can address for a person, the longer they're going to stay with you, they're going to be loyal to you. And that is extremely key in the work that we do. Michael Hingson 26:17 So what creates loyalty for sekolah? You're you're in a different environment than a profit making company where you're selling physical items as such, but you're still looking for loyalty. What is it that's going to keep people loyal to sekolah? Or to any request or to any agency for that matter? Tauhric Brown 26:41 I think in the work and the work that we do, Mike, it's really about having a great pulse of the of your satisfaction with the populations you serve. In other words, is that customer service? Top notch Are you doing your best at at making that environment, easy for a customer to navigate the work that we do and the systems that we work in gaining access, sometimes to services or connecting with the right entity is a challenge and a struggle sometimes for boats. And so if you can reduce and eliminate that struggle or challenge, that is a way to make an individual more loyal to your agency. And then in addition to that, it's connecting them, maybe there are things that we don't necessarily offer or provide. But we have a connection, we've got a partner that does do that kind of work. And so it's connecting that individual to the additional collaborative partner that you've got to help them address the need that they that they have. And that needs to be addressed. So I think it really starts with developing and delivering a great customer service experience, one that as that client saying, you know, sekolah really provided a wow, customer experience for me, they've been able to provide me with so many solutions and answers and services that have kept me living in my home for as long as possible. So that's really what it looks like for me when I say how do you make that consumer loyal to you. And then you know, you hope that over time you start to believe or you start to develop more connections from those interactions you have with customers. In other words, we see clients who've had a great experience telling a few of their friends about that experience. And then before long, we've got those folks reaching in and leaning into us for that trusted and dependable guidance, solutions, answers and provisioning of services so that they can remain independently at home as well. Michael Hingson 29:16 How many people do you serve today? So Tauhric Brown 29:20 we we are interacting with roughly I'll say on any given year, we probably have contact with about 30,000 Plus community members. And that and that could be a host of different things, Mike, it might be an information and referral call where someone might have needed access to a resource in the community but didn't know where to turn to get access to it. It might be these are consumers that are direct recipients of services that we have provisioned with a a subgrantee partner or it's a service we You provide directly. And so that's how we go about that piece of our agency and business. Michael Hingson 30:09 You know, it's interesting, listening to you and thinking about all of this, the world's changing, you know, we're getting a lot more technology and medical sciences, doing so much to help people and make people more durable and help people live longer, and so on. What, how are the priorities that are seeing your population changing? I'm sure that it's different now in terms of what people want, or what they're they're doing or capable of doing, than it was 20 and 30 years ago, and that also is going to evolve. So how are the priorities changing? Tauhric Brown 30:52 Yeah, I think the priorities are, are changing both inside our environment, and outside our environment, right. And I'll start with inside the environment, things are changing inside the environment, where as an organization, we have to teach each other how to do more with less. In other words, what that means is an organization like ours, I mentioned earlier, we have many of our revenue streams are state and federal resources. And so while those state and federal resources, they do increase a little bit year over year, sometimes though, it is not enough to meet that consumer demand. And so we have to teach ourselves how to do more with less building and redundancies into our roles, cross training our staff to be able to handle not just the things that they're used to doing day in and day out. But really getting them to embrace that mindset of we must be able to cross train across functions, so that in the event, someone needs help, we can tap you on the shoulder and say, Hey, we need your help here. So internally, things are changing quite rapidly in that space. And then externally, it really is more about the changing in the systems that we operate in. One great example that I'll talk about is here in Indiana, our Medicaid waiver program is not a two day a managed care program. It is a fee for service model. But Indiana has designed a Medicaid long term services and supports managed care program that we'll implement middle of next year calendar year 2024. And so that that shifts that change from a fee for service model to a managed care model creates significant shifts in how our work will be done, and what our role will be. And so you have to have vision on the external environment, and what's happening there. And as long as your internal environment aligns to those changes and shifts that are externally happening around you, you should be able to be a trusted and continued resource for funders, external stakeholders and consumers that you're serving, as well as keeping your staff thriving and happy in doing the work that they do for the community members. We have a ability to serve day in and day out. Michael Hingson 33:53 Sure, but briefly, so what is the difference between case management model and a fee for service model? So how, how is all that going to change? Tauhric Brown 34:04 Yeah, so a fee for service model with a Medicaid waiver program. It generally means this, the state is the overseer of that program. And there aren't necessarily paths in spending for services that the state is is looking at, in a managed care environment for Medicaid. In a managed care model, it is a capitated model. So that means that there will be a cap on the amount of resource that a member can utilize or can have in services each and every month. It also means that the state is shifting the risk from the state State of Indiana, two health insurance or health plans, managed care organizations. And so the managed care organization arm, the org the entities that are at risk for adjusting or more I'll say monitoring and auditing the spend for these members to ensure that members are not receiving more services than what that per member per month monthly allocation is. And so that's really the primary differences in a Medicaid fee for service product and a Medicaid managed care product. Okay, it's about risk shifting. And it's about oversight. Michael Hingson 35:48 To does that mean that services in one sense might decline or become less because now, less funds will be available to spend, or any given individual? Tauhric Brown 36:02 So I would say I don't know that I would coin it exactly that way. Mike, I think the way that I would explain that it is with capitation in place, and understanding that, you know, you can't go above that and be reimbursed by a funding source. So in a fee for service model, you can be reimbursed no matter what level of service that you provide, right a managed care environment, you can go over that capitated amount. But understand there aren't additional reimbursements coming into that managed care organization to offset those extra services that are being rendered. So I say that to say, there could be some scenarios where a member or a participant, their service plan exceeds that per member per month rate, they're going to be some of those very high cost high acuity consumers, they're gonna be those very low cost consumers in a managed care environment, what you're really trying to do is making sure that the majority of your Census is within that capitated amount, so that you're not absorbing more financial risks as a as an insurance company. So the best way to answer your question is, could there be services that might be reduced? That's a possibility. But we don't know that to be 100%. Accurate. And then we also know that there could be some scenarios where an individual service plan is much more costly than what that per member per month allocation is. Michael Hingson 37:59 What do you do in those cases? So what well, what what what does what does somebody do in those cases? Tauhric Brown 38:08 Yeah, the in that scenario, Mike, the health plan or the managed care organization is at risk, they have to cover that amount. Okay, what has to cover that amount and not expect any additional resources from the state to reimburse those agencies delivering those services in the home. Michael Hingson 38:30 And what I was really getting at it was was kind of that very thing. So now the insurance industry is going to have to recommend recognize they don't have a blank tech check to just charge whatever they want, which means that they need to be a little bit more responsible, perhaps in terms of figuring out what, what they're going to charge and how that's going to work. So it's making it a little bit more of a maybe responsible or responsive process. Tauhric Brown 39:02 It absolutely does. And, you know, for me, Mike, what's really been interesting and eye opening for me is I've been through a managed care implementation in Michigan. So when I first came here to Indiana, managed care was not, excuse me manage care in this program. Hadn't been talked about a whole lot. We started hearing about it in December of 2020. And so for me, I like to think I had a little more of a unique perspective into what might be happening or what that design might look like here because of that lived experience in Michigan. Michael Hingson 39:45 Yeah, experience always helps. No question about that. No question. I want to come back a little bit to something I asked about earlier talking about priorities. The whole system but for seeing years for the aging population? How are their demands and priorities changing? And by that, I mean, I understand that people want to stay in their home as long as possible, and so on. But our people as they're getting older, wanting to, for example, stay in the workforce, do other kinds of active things be contributors, as opposed to just being at home? And how do you help companies, for example, recognize that there really is a lot of value in people who have a lot of experience rather than just always trying to get the young person because you can pay them less, but you then lose all the tribal knowledge, if you will, an experience that a more senior or aging population might bring to what they do. Tauhric Brown 40:53 Yeah, no, that's a great question. workforce is always near and dear to my heart, particularly with our older adults. And so you know, for me, I, I've been intentional, we at succo have been intentional about developing great relationships with workforce development partners, who are out there kind of working on behalf of individuals, maybe 55. And better to get them back to work. And what I've always said is, listen, our older adults have a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience, that we certainly want to continue to be a part of learning and growing with them. Sometimes we've got individuals who are, you know, been through that first career but still have some desire in the pepper to, to really continue to work and we find value in employing them at Sekolah. We have some individuals who have retired and have taken more of a volunteer role with the CICOA as either a community member or a committee member board member, volunteers that are consistently helping with telephone reassurance calls to other older adults to check on them. So from my perspective, I always like to preach, hire older, older adults hire those individuals who have the knowledge, expertise, and that passion still burning within them. Gotta hire those folks and keep them striving and working. Because that institutional knowledge and what they bring to the table, Mike, you can't put a price on. So I encourage other leaders in my space in the nonprofit space and in the for profit sector. So really focus more intentionally on developing some great relationships with workforce development partners, who are seeking to replace older adults that are still out here looking for jobs. I think one of the things that, you know, that I constantly think about in that space is, you know, we we do what we call a community assessment survey of older adults every four years. And on the most recent one that concluded last year, one of the key findings was that older adults, by and large, still feel that they have a ton to contribute in the workforce, but they feel that they're underemployed or unemployed. And so though, that that tells thought leaders like myself and others, we can address that we can make that situation a little bit better by being more intentional, and being having the courage to offer that position to someone who may not be young or someone who might have a ton of experience for those roles that they have an interest in applying for and working in, in our respective agencies. Michael Hingson 44:15 And again, isn't the number of people who fit into that category going to do nothing but increase because we're helping to keep people healthier, longer, thriving actively longer. And through organizations somewhat at least like AARP, talking consistently about that, although AARP hasn't done a lot it seems to me with disabilities, whether they're disabilities with people who have had them for a long time, or who are seeing their bodies change in one way or another, but nevertheless, in General Medical Sciences working to keep people working and air well Active longer and so on, which means that the number of people who are going to fit into this category is going to grow. Tauhric Brown 45:06 That's right. That's right. There will be a, I'll say there won't be a shortage of talent, Mike. And US leaders have to do our jobs and have the courage to put those individuals to work, get them back in that workforce, providing and sharing of their times and talents. Michael Hingson 45:27 How do we do that? How do we get companies, especially with lots of young people to recognize the value that experience brings? Because so often, it seems to me, we tend to forget that we forget that it isn't just about what the innovators at a younger age know. But the experience that more of our aging population, bring the can stabilize and help enhance the organization? How do we get people to understand that? Tauhric Brown 46:02 Yeah, I think, elevate our voices and continue to do that work. You know, there's, there's this whole that I used to say, education and awareness, and I still use that terminology today, I find the more organizations, the more people hear it, the more it becomes committed to memory. If there's one thing that I've learned through all my travels, it's that the average person has to hear something at least five times before it's committed to memory. And so it's not just to say at once, Mike, but to continue to reinforce that message, utilizing the various communication vehicles that you have at your disposal. It could be email, it could be a video, it could be a phone call, but it's to continue to pepper our communities with knowledge so that they're very aware that there is this population out here that continues to have a lot to give, and that we should really be connecting with those kinds of organizations like AARP or others, that are helping place individuals into the workforce or back into the workforce. And being intentional about that. Right. It's, it's, it's really continue to reinforce the message. But ultimately, Mike, as as leaders, we have to say, I am going to be intentional, my organization is going to be intentional about this particular thing. And so you know, that it's, it may sound simple, it's not an easy task, because it's just it's that consistent reinforcement that oftentimes people forget about, Michael Hingson 47:55 well, emotionally, we have to change our mindset. You know, we're used to the image of people get older, and they just sit around because they can't do anything. And we've got to change our emotional mindset to recognize that isn't the way it is anymore. And it's been changing right along. Tauhric Brown 48:15 Well, and I and I started out, you know, when we started this podcast, I said, I used to watch my grandma run the family from her recliner, let let let me say she was doing that at 90. Okay, so this is not, you know, so So to your point, Mike up. Yeah, I mean, people still have that passion and desire. You're talking to someone who watched a 90 year old woman, run the family from her recliner. So it's very true what you say that, that the folks out there do still have a lot to give. But again, I always go back to organizations and leaders have to say we are intentional about this. And not just say it but do it. Michael Hingson 49:05 Tell me about the the venture studio at Sequoia in terms of how it's dealing with business problems and so on. Tauhric Brown 49:14 Yeah, I'm not thank you for that question. So our venture studio Oh, Michael Hingson 49:17 that's just because you gave it to me? Tauhric Brown 49:23 No, I bet your studio, our venture studio really was created to build scalable revenue generating hitting enterprises. But the way we do this is we have a vice president of innovation, who's walking alongside staff members, we call those staff members enterpreneurs, not entrepreneurs. Intrapreneurs. And what happens is that intrapreneur will approach Jonathan and talk through a concept that they have and that concept we want it to be The aligned to succos mission right, providing those needed answers solutions innovations to older adults in the communities we serve. And so Jonathan walks alongside those staff members and collaborates partners to ideate. prototype and launch these new solutions to better meet the needs of the vulnerable populations we serve. It allows us to leverage that 50 plus years of experience in the elderly and disability services industry with today's vision to design and build the future of home and community based care. And so we're designing these products and services buy in for not typically represented by venture capital initiatives. We have a few companies in our portfolio. The first one that I'll share and talk about is do wet. Do wet is a for profit. SAS company, it is a subscription service as a subscription. Tech spin off that has created a platform for connecting clients with home health care agencies, home care aides and nurses. It provides the fastest way for care coordinators and care managers to identify providers that can take a new care plan. It's the easiest way for providers to grow their business big, because there's some data. There's some business intelligence as part of that platform that a homecare agency might decide, you know, based on the number of referrals in this zip code, we want to expand into that zip code. So they have great opportunity to grow their business. And it's the best way for individual clients to choose who they want to provide care in their homes. In 2021, duet received an aging Achievement Award from us aging, which is the National Trade Association mission that the area agencies on aging across the country belong to. The second venture that we created and launched is called post book. And post book is our newest product that launched November 16, of 2022. And what this says is it's a postcard exchange with writing prompts. And at the end of the years writing, you have a keepsake journal that you can put on your bookshelf for generations to look at family members to see, etc. Post book was created by one of our staff members again, one of those intrapreneurs at the start of COVID. When all the schools shut down and businesses closed, and people were working remotely, one of our leaders, that's Nicola was trying to find something to fill the time of her kids when they were out of school. And so what she had them start doing was she had them start writing postcards to grandma and grandpa in Pennsylvania, grandma and grandpa would then send, you know, write back and send it back to them. And the entrepreneur had an aha moment. What if we created and designed a product where we wrote the prompts, it's a beautiful sunny day outside, write to your pen pal about what what you're feeling today, or how that makes you feel, and send that postcard off. And so post book was born out of that interaction. So just a very cool story of how post books started or how it came to be. And then the Coming Soon, is Twain health. And Twain health will be our second SAS product. And what tween health is, is it's a closed loop referral platform that is really designed to integrate clinical care and social care entities so that you can ensure on discharge from hospital or from physician's office or, you know, rehab facility, that when that individual goes back home, not only are there medically needed clinical services in place, but also those social determinants of health services are in place as well. So we're really excited about this product also. Michael Hingson 54:33 Are any of these programs, hiring people in the aging population to run coordinate or be involved with them? Are they are they also serving as mechanisms for employing seniors? They are Tauhric Brown 54:50 serving as mechanisms for employment, but not at this particular point, Mike, so I'll say that as post book is a very new Who company do what has it sits on the outside of sekolah. So it has its own CEO and its own staff, that team is hiring individuals to work. Some of them may be older, older individuals, some may be younger. Post book really is not we don't have specific employees in that entity just yet. We're trying to scale it up a little bit more through some business to business sales opportunities we have before building out our cadre of staff that will be working directly in post book. And then Twain health hasn't even launched yet. It is something that will most likely be legally formed by the end of this month, and ready to launch, I'd say early April. And so again, that the same kind of thing, we really want to have some, some pre sale, I'll say pre pre sales success before launching so that as we begin to hire staff to begin having conversations with potential business to business suitors of this brought up, that we can have squarely in mind, we want to offer these kinds of opportunities to all agents, not just to this population or that population to all ages. But yes, one of our interest is and our older adults, absolutely Michael Hingson 56:40 any opportunities down the line as you're expanding and progressing to actually explore creating services and mechanisms to truly bring more of the aging population, to into the workforce to to actually create jobs or go out and seek lots of jobs? Tauhric Brown 57:06 Yeah, I think I think you know, what you're referring to is we're doing quite a bit in that space of creating some stronger communities through effective outreach and things of that nature. I think, you know, you can't I'll start out by saying, you know, we can't access what we don't know, right. So there's a lot of information out there that we're really trying to pull together. And I always love to look at the data. And as I shared with you, Mike, the data indicates that, you know, from from a more recent survey done of our older adult population, that many older adults are, are interested in still working and and you know, being in the workforce. And so I think making yourself available as an organization that really is out there leading the charge, leading from the front, letting individuals know, right, having relationships with senior centers, again, with any kind of organization that is moving down that road of employing older adults, or employing individuals with disabilities, because that's another area that we have an interest in our workforce, just so you're aware, we do have a large percentage of our workforce are considered or our age 55 and above. So that's a great thing to be in the space that we're in and have a workforce that that's got a nice percentage of individuals that I would consider, you know, our older population or older workforce. But but but that, that that's not enough, you have to continue to do that work and continue, as I said, being intentional about wanting to to be in a position to hire our older adults and people with disabilities in our workforce. So I think the things that organizations have really got to start thinking about is is your organ or is your physical location, is it isn't it accessible? Right? Because that that will determine how much interest you garner from those populations. So are you assessable you know, does does the environment meet ADA standards, all those things have to be looked at and checked into before you can really do your level best of re employing or employing people in your organization. It's going to be very difficult to do that kind of work. If a company is not ATA compliant or they're not viewed as accessible by the populations that you're trying to reach. Bruton higher, I think with us having great relationships and faith based communities is a great recruiter recruiting, stream or angle, if you will, to help hire, I'll say our older populations for working. And so we we've gotten great relationships with some wonderful faith based partners, that that help us in that space. I think where we recruit, or where we put our openings has expanded quite a lot. In the last three years, I remember when I first started the the primary place where we would post our jobs would be indeed, and now we've seen that expand to multiple vehicles, right, that do by and large talk to different segments of our populations. So that we are again, able to receive talent across the spectrum, and not just from one source that we might have posted open roles in before. Michael Hingson 1:01:09 Yeah, and it's, it's an ever expanding world. And, you know, one of the things I was just thinking is that GNP interesting to start offering a service that seniors could fill, the service would be as consultants to help companies determine and how accessible or what they need to do to create more accessibility or inclusive and welcoming environments, that'd be a good thing to do full idea, Mike, Tauhric Brown 1:01:38 I thought about that, thank you for giving that one to me, I'm writing that one down, Michael Hingson 1:01:43 it's yours. And it just seems like it would be interesting, you know, to bring people in and create a mechanism. And it could be a way to bring some money to, to pay people but also into the organization to actually consult and get the experts that is the people who deal with it every day to to be able to go in and look at companies if and I would think that we're seeing a growing population of companies who also do care about access and accessibility. There are lots that don't, which is part of what we have to deal with. But I would think that it is a growing population. And if you created an environment and that kind of have a class of people and a kind of a mechanism in the agency to do that, that might be a really exciting thing that could be very visible and very helpful all around. Tauhric Brown 1:02:37 I agree with you. And that's why I say I love that you said that I wrote that down. Michael Hingson 1:02:44 Well, we've been doing this a while but there is one more question. Probably the most probing question of the day and you're going to have to answer it. You all like University of North Carolina basketball, and I haven't heard you once say that you live in North Carolina lower lived in North Carolina. So let's get to the meat of that. Tauhric Brown 1:03:04 So yes, I am a tried and true love my Tar Heel. Yeah. The love started when I was I think I might have been nine or 10 years old. And I was watching a basketball game. And I and I always say the first thing that caught my eye was the baby blue colored uniforms that that was the first thing that caught my eye. But what I really gravitated to was this four corners offense that coach Dean Smith, right. He's the long standing coach of the Tar Heels that he was running back then in the 80s and early 90s. And so I started watching North Carolina then and never stopped. I watched them through the Michael Jordan era, the James worthy era. But after I graduated high school, and right before I left to go to the military, my mother did leave Kalamazoo, Michigan right after, right after high school, and she relocated initially to Greenville, North Carolina. So there was about a two year period a year year and a half period where I did physically live in Greenville, North Carolina with my mom. And then of course when I would come home on leave from overseas, I would always go to North Carolina to see her. So while I'm not from there while I didn't attend that university, I have always loved watching the North Carolina Tar Heels. They're not having a great year this year, but but there's still my team out there you Michael Hingson 1:04:50 can and should be. I my favorite my favorite North Carolina basketball story is there used to be a TV show on CBS called without a trace, the FBI oriented kind of show and I flew into North Carolina one Thursday night to do a speech the next day. And I got to the hotel and I figure, okay, I'm going to unpack what am I going to do while I unpack and I figure I'll turn on the TV and watch without a trace what the heck. Turn on the TV just before eight o'clock. Eight o'clock comes along and the announcer comes on and says without a trace will not be seen tonight at its regular time because we're going to provide the broadcast of the North Carolina State University of North Carolina basketball game because it was right time getting close to March Madness, right. Yeah. And if you want to see without a trace you can tune in Sunday morning at 2am. Not doing that. But but North Carolina loves its basketball counties. They've got three major teams Duke NC State and UNC. And it is it is so incredible. And to to have done that I saw I watched the game I do have to say I don't even remember who won that game that year. But but it was it was fun and just kind of entertaining had these great expectations and all of a sudden crashing down. It's the basketball game. They love basketball like Kentucky loves football. Yeah, well. It's okay. It's kind of fun. Well, this, Tauhric , this has really been fun. And I really appreciate all the information. We haven't even talked about the fact of you all got introduced to us through accessiBe. Tauhric Brown 1:06:47 That's right. Yes, we did. Yeah, we didn't get it. We didn't talk about that. No, we did. Michael Hingson 1:06:53 So you guys are using it. And it's working? Well. Tauhric Brown 1:06:57 It is working beautifully. Again, it's just another opportunity to be more accessible to individuals that need us, Mike. So you know, when when we first found out or when Dana first talked to me about this, someone, this is a wonderful idea. I love that we're doing this. And we've gotten some really positive feedback. And you know, for us, we always think about so what's next? But right, what's that next? Next thing that we need to be thinking about to further enhance our accessibility to individuals in that digital social world? So but but so far, I've been extremely pleased with our relationship with accessiBe. Michael Hingson 1:07:46 Well, we were all here to provide whatever support you need. And we appreciate that. Well, I want to thank you, again for being here. If people want to reach out and learn more about sekolah, and maybe reach out to you, and, and so on, how do they do that? Tauhric Brown 1:08:04 Yep, so I think the best way for individuals to connect with us, they can visit our website, and that is www dot CICOA. C I C O A.org. And they'll be able to access our website there, or they can contact us at our aging and disability resource center. And that number, I'll give the toll free number 1-800-432-2422. And then, if someone has an interest and would love to connect with me directly, they can send me an email that email addresses T Brown T B R O W N@cicoa.org. Michael Hingson 1:08:53 And CICOA is again is spelled Tauhric Brown 1:09:01 C i C O A. Michael Hingson 1:09:04 Perfect. Well, I really appreciate you taking so much time to talk with all of us. I think this has absolutely been educational and it has also been fun. And I've been a great guest and I love it and hopefully one of these days we'll get a chance to be back there and meet you in person. I hope love that Mike, we'll have to do it. And yes, sir. You listening appreciate you listening to us today. Please give us a five star rating wherever you hear our podcast. You're also welcome to go to www dot Michael hingson h i n g s o n.com. That's m i c h a e l h i n g s o n.com/podcast. And hear all of our episodes and wherever you go and listen to us. Please give us a five star rating. We'd appreciate it if you know and Tauhric is you as well. Anyone knows anyone who ought to be a guest or you think would be a good guest on unstoppable mindset. Please reach out. You can also email me at Michaelhi M I C H A E L H I at accessiBe, A C C E S S I B E.com. And as Tauhric would tell you, if you go to accessibe.com, there is a link that you can click on and where you can actually do an audit of your website or any website to see how accessible it is. That's free. So go check it out, see what what it will tell you about how usable your website is by persons with disabilities. Again, Tauhric , one more time, thanks very much for being with us. We really appreciate it. And we'll have to do more of this in the future. Tauhric Brown 1:10:45 It's my pleasure, and I'm looking forward to it. Thank you so much. Michael Hingson 1:10:53 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. 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Join us on Unbelievable presented by Ruth Jackson as we delve into the extraordinary life and work of the late Dr. Timothy J. Keller, a humble yet ambitious church leader who shaped faith in the modern world. Tim Keller's impact extends far beyond his time, as he fearlessly explored the intricate relationship between faith and culture. With City to City, and other nonprofit organisations he spearheaded, and as the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan alongside his wife Kathy, Keller seamlessly integrated ancient wisdom into the fabric of the modern city. With his quiet confidence and lack of defensiveness, he made faith thrilling and relevant, captivating hearts with timeless truths. As he neared the end of his journey, Keller taught us about death and dying well. He also shared invaluable advice from the book of Jeremiah: to live on the razor's edge, embrace audacious faith; invest rather than simply consume, leaving a lasting impact on others; and let go of the pursuit of reputation, recognising the fleeting nature of worldly acclaim. Unbelievable? discusses the life of Tim Keller, his style and impact, the question of suffering, how he refused to be drawn in but navigated the culture wars, and the wisdom he leaves through his many books. Unbelievable? show host Ruth Jackson is joined by three guests who knew and worked with Keller. Lecrae, Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist and actor; Dr. Krish Kandiah, author and social activist; and Pete Wehner, journalist and senior fellow at Trinity Forum all offer candid insights into the profound ways Keller impacted their lives both personally and through his extensive body of work. As always let us know what you think! We love to hear from you so get in touch if you have stories to share. And enjoy this edition of Unbelievable as we honour Tim Keller life and legacy and the far-reaching influence of his ministry. • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
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Episode 229 Weekly Horror Bulletin Newsletter 229 This week, we're back to the 80s! More specifically, 1988, as all the films we're watching this week come from that year. This week, we'll start with “Pumpkinhead” and “Child's Play,” two excellent films that started new franchises. We'll look at the one-offs, “The Serpent and the Rainbow” and “Waxworks” and then for our bonus films (at horrorbulletin.com), we'll look at “Friday the 13th Part VII The New Blood” and “Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.” That was a pretty significant year in horror! Book News We've got two announcements this week about our books: FREE! Horror Bulletin Monthly Issue 20 is now out. This, as always, has all our previous month's reviews inside, but this month, we're offering the ebook version (in PDF and ePub) absolutely free! Check out https://brianschell.com/collection/free-books for this one and more! FREE! The Horror Guys Guide To The Halloween Films is available now, exclusively at our web store, https://brianschell.com/collection/free-books. The eBook version is completely free. Enjoy! Note that it's also available as a paperback, but that one's obviously not free. Also note, that there are a couple of other free books on the site as well! Check out all our books! The Horror Guys Guide to: The Horror Films of Peter Cushing The Horror Films of Vincent Price Universal Studios' Shock! Theater Universal Studios' Son of Shock! Hammer Horror Films The Silent Age of Horror The Horror Films of Roger Corman The Horror Guys Guide To The Halloween Films (Free!) Creepy Fiction: A Sextet of Strange Stagings: Six Surprising Scripts Tales to Make You Shiver, Volumes 1 and 2 Here. We. Go! Links: Pumpkinhead (1988) Child's Play (1988) Short Film: Satanic Panic '87 (2023) The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) Waxwork (1988) And that's our show. Thanks for joining us. Stop in during the week at our website, HorrorMovieGuys.com, for news and horror updates, to comment on this podcast, or to contact us. Get ready for next week, where we'll watch four more full-lengths and a fun short film! Stay tuned! Stay tuned for more regular and bonus reviews next week! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Book Store: https://brianschell.com/collection/horrorguys The web: http://www.horrorguys.com Subscribe by email: http://horrorbulletin.substack.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horrormovieguys Twitter: http://twitter.com/HorrorMovieGuys Theme Music by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com
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Whether you want to grow a cut flower garden for your own enjoyment or to start a business, you will find Lisa Mason Ziegler's advice on succession planting with flowers very useful. Lisa, a cut flower growing expert and author, returns to the podcast this week to share her tips. Podcast Links for Show notes Download my free eBook 5 Steps to Your Best Garden Ever - the 5 most important steps anyone can do to have a thriving garden or landscape. It's what I still do today, without exception to get incredible results, even in the most challenging conditions. Subscribe to the joegardener® email list to receive weekly updates about new podcast episodes, seasonal gardening tips, and online gardening course announcements. Check out The joegardener® Online Gardening Academy for our growing library of organic gardening courses. Follow joegardener® on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, and subscribe to The joegardenerTV YouTube channel.
Join us for an enlightening episode with Dr. Heidi Haavik, delving into cutting-edge chiropractic research and unlocking the pathways to an enhanced quality of life.In this episode we explore compelling topics, including chronic pain, the impact of depression, the prevailing opioid crisis, and lastly, unraveling the secrets of the spine.Dr. Heidi Haavik is the Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. She is a chiropractor and has a PhD in human neurophysiology from the University of Auckland. She is the author of the best-selling book ‘The Reality Check: A quest to Understand Chiropractic from the inside out', and she runs a company with the mission of enlightening the world about the science of chiropractic.In the Adjusted Reality podcast, well-known athletes, celebrities, actors, chiropractors, influencers in the wellness industry, and other podcasters will talk with host Dr. Sherry McAllister, president, F4CP, about their experiences with health and wellness. As a special gift for listening today visit f4cp.org/health to get a copy of our mind, body, spirit eBook which focuses on many ways to optimize your health and the ones you love without the use of drugs or surgery. Follow Adjusted Reality on Instagram. Find A Doctor of Chiropractic Near You.Donate to Support the Chiropractic Profession Through Education.
Herbalist, Energy Medicine Educator, Trauma-Informed Breathwork Facilitator Amy's mission is to educate and empower those who are struggling with their health on how to reconnect to their bodies' innate intelligence using Mother Nature as a guide. She finds that when we awaken to our inner light and wisdom we can sync the mind with the body and spirit. Amy combines the “power of the plants” along with energy medicine techniques and breathwork to allow you to live in harmony in your body and environment as your authentic self. mindbodyspiritbreath.com 5 Tips for Whole Body Healing eBook http://bit.ly/3J8024E Feeling Overwhelmed? Get my eBook: 5 Ways to Reconnect Back to Your Intuitionhttps://bit.ly/3h9pQ5Q Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Get my eBook: The Most Important Lessons From My Healing Journey https://bit.ly/3BNk5mx Thank you for listening to The Curious Creatrix podcast. Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land. Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA Beautiful music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle
A Sagittarius Full Moon with three aspect patterns and Pluto retrograding into Capricorn highlight the first half of June. There are also powerful aspect patterns, including a financially auspicious Mystic Rectangle, a mentally Empowering Kite, and a Thor's Hammer that supports trauma healing!Listen now!LinksNonviolent CommunicationMy Law of Attraction postPluto in AquariusMy Amazon #1 bestseller: Instant Divine Assistance: Your Complete Guide to Fast and Easy Spiritual Awakening, Healing, and MoreEbook — only $3.99, and included with Kindle Unlimited.Paperback — only $12.99Awaken, Heal, and Thrive! PodcastLearn my invocations for embodied awakening and healing in my online course: Instant Divine Assistance: Your Free Guide to Fast and Easy Awakening and HealingAwakening Plus June eventsAwakening Plus online spiritual support membership “This Week in Astrology” Free Session Entry (2 chances each month to win a free session with me!)Solar Fire astrology softwareMy forecasts in writingMy services: Astrology+, Shamanic Healing/IFS, life coaching and moreWatch the June 1-15 forecast videoAs of June 1 …The Moon is waxing (there was a Taurus New Moon on 5/19).Pluto is retrograde thru 10/10.A Mars-Jupiter-Pluto T-Square continues thru 6/6.A Mars-Jupiter-Pluto-Lunar Nodes Grand Cross continues thru 6/6.A Venus-Ceres-Neptune-Pluto Mystic Rectangle continues thru 6/11.A Venus-Jupiter-Pluto-Lunar Nodes Grand Cross continues thru 6/16.A Jupiter-Pluto-Lunar Nodes T-Square continues through 7/2.Whatever your Sun Sign, my forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies. All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least a week before and after.Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you'll be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart. Discover how these transits will personally affect you by booking a session with me.May the stars light your way,Benjamin BernsteinContact me
The Blogger Genius Podcast with Jillian Leslie
Welcome to the latest episode of The Blogger Genius Podcast! I'm your host, Jillian Leslie, and today I'm going to be talking about the amazing benefits of creating and selling ebooks using ChatGPT. If you're looking to create an ebook, I've got you covered. In this episode, I'll be providing you with a roadmap for creating an ebook that will help you solve a problem for your audience in a few hours. We'll cover everything from outlining and writing the content with AI, to choosing a platform to sell it on like MiloTreeCart, creating a sales page, and promoting and selling it. I'll also be sharing some tips on how to use upsells and order bumps to increase sales, partnering with other businesses or influencers in your niche, and reframing "selling as service." As a creator, it's important to not let perfectionism hold you back from releasing your ebook. This is the first step to building your digital product empire! So, if you're ready to take your business to the next level, tune in to this episode and let's get started! Show Notes: MiloTreeCart How to Write an Ebook Using ChatGPT Ebook Catch My Party MiloTree Pop-Up App Become a Blogger Genius Facebook Group Join My Blogger Genius Email List All Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes Subscribe to the Blogger Genius Podcast: iTunes Stitcher YouTube Spotify Other Blogger Genius Podcast Episodes You'll Like: Starting a Paid Membership is Easier than You Think: Step-by-Step Guide - Solo Episode with Jillian Leslie How to Write an Ebook at Lightning Speed with ChatGPT: solo episode with Jillian Leslie AI-Driven Content and the Future of SEO with Steve Wiideman Imagine a World Where You Could Sell Digital Products and Tap into a New Income Stream with Ease… If you are interested in selling paid workshops, digital downloads, memberships, subscriptions, or coaching in under 10 minutes, sign up for MiloTreeCart. MiloTreeCart is the perfect payment tool for creators who hate technology. No coding, design, or website needed. If you're a female creator, this is for you! You get fill-in-the-blank sales pages, checkout pages, and payment collection, plus, a dashboard to manage your sales. Also, MiloTreeCart integrates with all major email service providers. Start your 7-day free trial now! Find out more about MiloTreeCart here!